Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Team Lakay bros Kevin Belingon, Eduard Folayang determined to get out of Japan victorious Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Real defender Marcelo, right, duels for the ball with Barcelona defender Nelson Semedo during the Copa del Rey semifinal first leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID — It’s not a good sign that nearly every time Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari is asked about Marcelo he mentions the player’s great past with the club.Clearly, it has become harder to talk about the player’s current achievements.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Marcelo was an indisputable starter for more than a decade with Real Madrid, considered by many the best left back in the world. But this season, the Brazilian’s performances have come in for criticism.The clamor for dropping Marcelo only increased after a lackluster display on Wednesday in the Copa del Rey semifinal against Barcelona. He struggled on defense and added little in attack.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSolari again avoided talking about Marcelo’s performance.“Marcelo is our second captain (after Sergio Ramos), he is 100 percent committed to Real Madrid, always puts the club first,” Solari said briefly. “We always work to make sure that all of our players are at their best.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Marcelo’s fitness is often brought up by his critics, who say the 30-year-old player hasn’t been able to keep up with opposing attackers like he used to. Some blamed him for not doing enough to keep Barcelona from scoring the second-half equalizer at Camp Nou Stadium. He didn’t follow Malcom into the area and the forward was free to pick up a loose ball and score.Marcelo never seemed comfortable against Malcom and had trouble containing him. He also made little impact on attack, which has been one of his greatest attributes.Marcelo’s struggles aren’t new. Last year, Solari didn’t hide his frustration with the player’s performances, saying he wanted to see “greater effort,” especially on defense.It seemed a vote of confidence by Solari to pick Marcelo for Wednesday’s clasico, but the Brazilian wasn’t able to make the most of it. He hasn’t played as often since the coach took over and started giving more minutes to young left back Sergio Reguilon from the youth squad.Marcelo has played only three league matches this year, with most of his appearances in the Copa del Rey. He was ordinary against Girona in the Copa round of 16, where Madrid conceded three times in the two-game series.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Not long ago there were widespread rumors about Marcelo joining his friend Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus, and talks about him trying to move to midfield, where his physical condition wouldn’t be so crucial and he would be able to make better use of his great skills with the ball.Marcelo joined Real Madrid from Brazilian club Fluminense in 2007 and quickly became the obvious substitute to fellow Brazilian left back Roberto Carlos. Marcelo helped Real Madrid win four Spanish leagues and four Champions Leagues, in addition to four Club World Cups. He played in two World Cups for Brazil, being one of the captains in the 2018 tournament in Russia.Solari gave no hints about whether he would keep Marcelo in the lineup on Saturday for the league derby at Atletico Madrid. Real Madrid can pass Atletico for second place with a win at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. The club then travels to the Netherlands to face Ajax in the round of 16 of the Champions League.“We are going step by step,” the coach said. “We just finished this match and now we will have a few days to work and start thinking about the league match.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments
January 18, 2020
The West African Journalists Association (WAJA) has welcomed the petition filed by the Press Union of Liberia to the Supreme Court of Liberia to reverse the arbitrary closure of the National Chronicle Newspaper.WAJA says it is disappointed that the Liberian Government has insisted on the illegal closure of the Chronicle Newspaper in an environment of heightened awareness for the rule of law.WAJA president Peter Quaqua said it is unfortunate that the Liberian government would choose the path of censoring the media while dealing with crippling Ebola crisis. The group calls on the Supreme Court to relieve the government of any additional embarrassment by ordering the reopening of the newspaper.The PUL last Thursday petitioned the Supreme Court of Liberia for a writ of prohibition against the closure of the newspaper.On August 14, this year, heavily armed police officers invaded the premises of the National Chronicle Newspaper in Monrovia, shut it down and arrested two members of its staff who were later released.The newspaper has since been closed while its Publisher, Philipbert Brown, has been subjected to an endless police investigations.Government said it closed down the paper on national security concerns, in reaction to a series of stories linking the country’s Vice President Joseph Boakai to the alleged formation of an interim government to replace the administration of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.The Press Union wrote a protest letter to Liberia’s Justice Minister, Christiana Tah on September 4, 2014, terming the attacks on the media as “bad omen for press freedom and government-media relations.”The Supreme Court Justice in Chambers, Kabineh M. Ja’neh, was scheduled on Wednesday, September 24, to hold a mandatory conference with the parties at 2:30. But that conference has been postponed to today, Friday, September 26, 2014.According to a WAJA release, no level of emergency is a justification for governments to violate basic human rights. The organization, therefore, calls for the reopening of the newspaper.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
January 12, 2020
…debunks B debt default analysis, despite AG’s findingsFinance Minister Winston Jordan said he was appalled by reports published by news outlets countrywideFinance Minister Winston Jordanthat Guyana had defaulted on $20 billion in debt last year.He said the reports were completely erroneous; however, the Auditor General’s Report for 2015 confirms that Government indeed defaulted on $20.292 billion in public debt.During a news conference on Monday, the Minister also contended that the analysis, which was compiled by former Alliance For Change (AFC) economist Sasenarine Singh, has the potential to irreversibly damage the country’s reputation.“The damage that will be done to this country if it goes internationally. If we were rated by Moody’s or any one of them, you know what would happen overnight with a headline like this? Overnight, what would have happened to a country like this?” he expressed.Jordan maintained that Guyana has paid every creditor on time with the exception of five countries, owing to known difficulties.“Guyana has not defaulted on anybody’s debt. Guyana is up to date with every single creditor that we owe with the exception of those under the Paris Club Agreement for whom we have not been able to meet an agreement,” he explained, noting that this was an existing problem.The Paris Club is a group of officials from major creditor countries whose role is to find coordinated andsustainable solutions to the payment difficulties experienced by debtor countries.Jordan explained that these countries, despite attempts by past Governments, refuse to grant the 90 per cent debt write-off which is provided for under the Paris Club Agreement.“We cannot accept less than 90 per cent write-off from any outstanding bilateral debt in any settlement. Some of these countries are not willing to give us. In case of one country, they are unwilling to give us even one per cent write-off,” he said.Singh had outlined that not paying one’s debt as promised is a bad move since it translates to the future generation being saddled with these debts.He also observed that these developments were reminiscent of the practices of the Forbes Burnham Administration.“This is a dangerous development and it harks one back to what happened under the Burnham Administration when that government refused to pay the debt leading to the debt burden climbing to 98 cents of every dollar earned by 1990,” the economist noted.
January 11, 2020
Everyone who can crane their necks can contribute. “The only no-no is to wear anything with feathers – that would be very un-P.C.,” said Pat Leonard, a spokeswoman for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Upstate New York. “The way to track them across North America is for everybody to go in their backyards, parks, in the cities and the country – everywhere – and look for birds.” From today through Monday, enthusiasts across the United States and Canada are asked to take at least 15minutes to jot down species and tally up birds. Results can then be recorded at www.birdsource.org/gbbc. Each checklist is intended to help ornithologists track such trends as the expanding range of the Eurasian-collared dove and the diminishing number of American crows, which have been hit hard by West Nile virus. Last year, bird-watchers submitted more than 60,000 lists containing 622 species and 7.6million birds. In Los Angeles, eight keen spotters tallied 250pigeons. In Saugus, one patient birder pointed out 250quail. Across the San Fernando Valley, residents trained their peepers at hundreds of birds, from red-winged blackbirds to yellow-rumped warblers to great blue herons. The most commonly sighted birds in Los Angeles were mourning doves, Western scrub-jays and American crows. “It’s a national thing, but we see it as a great opportunity to teach people about birds,” said Susan Haugland, an environmental instructor for the Mountains Restoration Trust, of Calabasas, which will host its own count Saturday. The first time Ohlenkamp went bird-watching more than two decades ago, he thought there were just a couple of dozen bird species living in Los Angeles. “I lived in L.A. all my life – to see a killdeer, which lives on the (North) Slope in Alaska,” the 56-year-old bird-watcher exclaimed. “I (now) know 450 species.” For 25 years, Ohlenkamp has given monthly bird tours of the Sepulveda Basin. Just two weeks ago, he scurried to Hansen Dam to ogle a crested caracara, an orange-faced South American falcon rare to California. On Saturday, he will don his floppy canvas hat and moss-green shirt. He will shoulder his 10×42 binoculars. He will leave behind his voluminous bird guide books “because I know ’em all.” And he will stroll quietly through the oaks near his home in Calabasas – watching and listening. Listening and watching. Hoping to hear the sharp “pik” of a downy woodpecker. Or hear the loud “kee-aah” of a red-shouldered hawk. And to get a glimpse of both. “It’s healthy, gets you outdoors. You learn and commune with nature,” he said of the national count. “It’s good for the soul. “It is for the birds.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! This weekend, Kris Ohlenkamp will rise at dawn, head for the hills, then keep an eagle-eyed watch for plumes. If he’s lucky, he’ll spot a favorite red-shouldered hawk. If not, he can still spy some of the 500 species of Los Angeles birds for a continental bird count. “Bird-watching is exciting,” said Ohlenkamp, president of the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society. “They touch your soul.” Sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the 10th annual Great Backyard Bird Count tally is expected to draw tens of thousands of bird-watchers from across North America.
January 3, 2020
We’ve all said things we might later come to regret.Fortunately, however, most of us don’t say those things live on national radio!But Sam Matterface will now be hoping for an Arsenal win in tomorrow’s FA Cup semi-final… after promising to strip naked and allow Colin Murray to paint him in Reading colours if the Royals beat the Gunners at Wembley!Come on Reading…!
December 27, 2019
Donegal Minor footballers take on Galway in the first of the football All Ireland Semi Finals on Sunday the 21st August.Donegal were crowned Ulster champions after defeating Derry 2-10 to 1-11.Donegal’s attacking threat who registered a tally of 2-13 in their comprehensive victory over Cork in the all-Ireland quarter final will need to be shooting well again if Donegal are to reach their second minor final in 3 years, the last being 2014. No injuries concerns for Donegal minor manager Shaun Paul Barrett. Barrett will be hoping for a good performance and to be looking forward to a final on the third Sunday in September.Galway will be a tough test for Donegal. Galway have defeated the much fancied Mayo on their path to the All-Ireland Semi-final on a scoreline of 1-9 to 0-6.Throw in is at 1.30pm with Mayo and Tipperary facing each other in the senior competition afterwards.We wish the Donegal team & management all the best this Sunday! Ulster champions Donegal ready to take on Galway was last modified: August 19th, 2016 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:all ireland semidonegalGAAGalwayMinors
December 25, 2019
Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham broke down in shame and contrition Monday upon pleading guilty to taking millions in bribes and evading taxes. He said he would step down from his congressional seat. While the tears he shed were real, it’s a fair bet he’s only sorry because he got caught. The San Diego County politician surely knew long before, perhaps when he got the money for the Rolls-Royce, that the money he got from a contractor and the favors he did for him were wrong. His actions were indeed shameful, and they have exacerbated the political malaise in this country. There’s a widespread suspicion that political leaders don’t have the public’s best interests in mind – and for many, Cunningham’s behavior has only confirmed that. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
December 24, 2019
Shop Local:Glenties Community Action Group aim to promote what is best about Glenties, and on Sunday 3rd November they will begin a “Shop Local” Campaign by inviting all local businesses to showcase their products and bargains in the Highlands Hotel between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. This is a great opportunity for the community to see what Glenties has to offer in shopping and entertainment, and there will be loads of offers available on the day. So please support your community and local businesses and shop local.Church Gate Collections: The Church Gate Collection for The Dyslexia Association taken up in Edeninfagh on 25th August amounted to € 95.00. A Big Thank You to all who gave generously.The Church Gate Collection taken up in Glenties for People with Intellectual Disabilities raised € 651.45. Thank you for your support.Cash for Clobber:Scoil Mhuire is having another ‘Cash for Clobber’ collection on Tuesday 22nd October. We accept bags of men’s, women’s & children’s clothing, paired shoes, handbags, belts, bed linen (no duvets or pillows) curtains etc. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in the past and we look forward to another successful collection on the 22nd. Feel free to drop your bag(s) into the school anytime prior to the collection. Bingo:The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 8th October 2013 were – € 25 winners – Nora Gallagher, Carmel Fitzgerald, Martina Mc Hugh, Mrs. Mc Cole, Mary Campbell and Fiona Boyle; € 50 Winners – Shirley Campbell, Jenny Furey, Brown Kid, Breidin Keeney, Majella Boyle, Rose McGroarty, Rosemarie Whelan, Rosaleen Gallagher, Cathy Connell, Philomena Mc Callaig, Evelyn Mc Hugh, Fiona Gallagher and Patricia Molloy, € 60 Winner – Maura Kilbane; € 100 Winners – Amanda O’Connell, Bridie Boyle, Maura Kilbane, P Mc Dyre, E. Sweeney and Patricia Molloy.Friends of Letterkenny Hospital Collection:The Friends of Letterkenny Hospital Church Gate Collection will be taken up this weekend Saturday19th October and Sunday 20th October. Your support would be greatly appreciated.Books Wanted: Glenties Day Centre is renewing its library and will gratefully accept donations of books in good condition for use by its clients, Thanking You.Glenties Community Centre:Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line € 50, every house €100. Jackpot, if not won will be € 8600 on the 22/10/2013, if not won on the night € 300 will be paid out. In house draws.Snooker Room will be open from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. every evening. Bowls every Monday night at 8 p.m.Tai Chi every Wednesday night at 8 p.m.Helen O’Grady Academy Drama Classes for children every Thursday evening from 5 p.m.Positions Available: There are still positions available on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C.E. Scheme. D.S.P.criteria applies. For more information contact 087 969 5053.DD LOCAL: GLENTIES SET TO LAUNCH ‘SHOP LOCAL’ DAY was last modified: October 18th, 2013 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:DD LOCAL: GLENTIES SET TO LAUNCH ‘SHOP LOCAL’ DAY
December 24, 2019
Leading Gardai from the Bureau of Fraud Investigation are to address a seminar on business-related crime in Co Donegal tonight.Local Gardaí in association with Letterkenny Chamber are hosting the event.The seminar takes place at the COLAB at LYIT at 6.30pm and will be addressed by Detective Sgt Matt Sheridan who is based at the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation, Harcourt Square, Dublin. D/Sgt Sheridan will address the current crime trends relating to Business Crime / Credit Card Fraud / & On line trading and payment.The seminar will also be addressed by Sgt John Crosse, National Crime Prevention Office Harcourt Sq, Dublin. Sgt Crosse will address the attendance on Business Crime Nationally, what is being stolen, the profile of offenders times and days crime is most prevalent.Letterkenny Chamber and An Garda Síochana locally operate Business Watch in Letterkenny which is a forum where the business community meet with local Gardaí on a regular basis.Business Watch in Letterkenny are credited with developing a text alert scheme for local businesses to share information. This initiative has been rolled out nationally by Chambers Ireland in an effort to create a crime awareness, share information and have a proactive crime preventative focus. The seminar will be jointly chaired by Ms. Toni Forrester CEO Letterkenny Chamber & Inspector David Kelly Letterkenny Gardai.Please Note : This is a FREE seminar to give up to date information on crime targeted at the retail sector & in business in Co. Donegal.Come along on the night or contact Letterkenny Chamber on 91 24866/25505 or email@example.com to register LEADING FRAUD GARDAI TO ADDRESS DONEGAL BUSINESS PEOPLE ON CRIME TRENDS was last modified: October 15th, 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:business peopleCoLabcrime tendsdonegalGardai
December 20, 2019
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device Everyone in teal has to take a little bit of … NASHVILLE — First peek at the Sharks mailbag this season. We’re sure everyone’s calm and cool after an 0-3 start and just three goals in three games.Power play is 0-for-14 on the season. What’s the reason for the lack of production with the man advantage? Is it the personnel or the system (assistant coach) Steve Spott is running? (@KingzFan916279)