first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybody How to help the Taal evacuees There were 16 lead changes and 16 ties overall in the game but the final six minutes saw the lead change hands five times and the scores knotted up four times.One of those lead changes happened when Bullock put Rain or Shine up 114-112 at the 46-second mark after sinking two free throws.Castro then tied it at 114-114 from the stripe as well after Bullock fouled him with 41 seconds left in the game.Rice led all scorers with 34 points for TNT to go along 16 rebounds, and nine assists while Castro put up 20 points and 12 assists, with four happening in the fourth period.Bullock led the Elasto Painters with 30 points while Belga added 18 points and 10 boards.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Quinto, Nambatac honor late juniors coach with impressive showing Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ LATEST STORIES SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi PLAY LIST 03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi00:50Trending Articles02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 With the scores tied at 114-114, Castro missed a long triple against the defense of J’Nathan Bullock but Rice was there to salvage the two points underneath giving TNT a 116-114 lead with 10 seconds left.“It was a hard-fought victory, and we knew all along that going into the series facing Rain or Shine we will have a hard time,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela. “It just so happened we came out the better team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogRain or Shine had a chance to either win or tie the game but Bullock’s pass to Beau Belga went out of bounds with 1.4 seconds left on the clock.“The breaks of the game favored us in the end.” PBA IMAGESGlen Rice Jr. and Jayson Castro made the biggest plays down the stretch to tow TNT past Rain or Shine, 118-114, and into the semifinals in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The second seeded KaTropa, who had a twice-to-beat edge, lost the first game to the pesky Elasto Painters, 106-102, and needed a strong finish in the do-or-die match to set up with a semis date with Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidelast_img read more

first_imgFemale candidates of the Liberian Women Political Forum canvassing for elected positions in the upcoming representatives and presidential elections have been advised by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to be determined and work harder in their communities as a steppingstone ‘to ascending from one step to the other,’ an Executive Mansion release has said.“Money is not all it takes to winning elections,” the President reportedly cautioned female aspirants on Tuesday, August 8 when she held an interactive engagement meeting with about 152 female candidates at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Madam Sirleaf’s advice comes from her experience as the first female president of Liberia and in Africa.The President said it was regrettable that in 2011, the number women elected to the legislature dropped to eight from 13 in 2005. This was a setback, she said, and challenged women to work and take the necessary actions before the October 10 elections.To correct the mistakes, female candidates should show their individual achievements in their various communities that will serve as testimonies towards their realization, Madam Sirleaf noted and stressed the need for the unification of forces if women must succeed. She underscored the imperative to identify formidable female candidates in the various districts that could be overwhelmingly elected.The way forward should encompass the meeting of minds, strategic planning, and working with the head of the Liberia Women’s Political Forum, Madam Ruth Caesar, and other women leaders towards winnable outcomes, advised President Sirleaf.Politics is not an easy game, she observed, adding, “I did not come to the presidency from the top to the button; you will have to climb step-by-step.” She said women who been working in their communities have sowed seeds already and are standing on solid ground. She encouraged them to continue to work.She pledged her continued commitment to working with the Liberian Women’s Political Forum and the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to increase the number of women representation in the legislature. She commended the female candidates for their commitment to moving the country forward.Madam Caesar said since 2005, the women’s struggle have always been an uphill task.Acting Gender Minister, Sieane Abdul-Baki, said the women of Liberia are proud of President Sirleaf’s work and service to the nation for 12 consecutive years in peace and stability. She praised the President for her tenacity and fortitude exhibited over the years.Minister Abdul-Baki then presented the 152 female candidates, including one presidential and six vice presidential candidates, to President Sirleaf.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe Fort St. John RCMP has made an arrest in connection with an aggravated assault at Looney Toons nightclub on Aug. 5.Jonathan Rae Honeywell has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and two counts of assault. The 24 year-old appeared in court Wednesday and is also set to appear in court, Thursday.Police were called to the nightclub around 2:20 a.m. on Aug. 5 after a fight broke out.Three males were assaulted, with one suffering serious injuries during the attack. He was transported to the Vancouver General Hospital for head injuries. The two other victims were taken to the Fort St. John hospital with minor injuries.Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Fort St. John detachment at 250-787-8140.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgIn a serious break with Chief William Bratton, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Friday repudiated the chief’s strong public stand against stripping the LAPD of key responsibilities in emergencies at LAX and giving that authority to Airport Police. Villaraigosa said he also opposes Bratton’s efforts to eliminate the Los Angeles World Airport Police force and make its officers part of the Los Angeles Police Department. The mayor’s stand on security at Los Angeles International Airport put him squarely at odds with the chief and other top commanders as well as the Police Protective League, which represents rank-and-file officers. “I don’t associate myself with the remarks made by the chief (Thursday),” Villaraigosa said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 “I have every confidence in his leadership and ability to resolve this in a timely way that meets his priorities and the city’s needs.” Villaraigosa, too, said he believes the differences can be resolved and he has begun talks in his office with both sides in the issue. “I am a consensus builder and I believe we can resolve the differences. “I am the mayor of the city of Los Angeles and have authority over both the airports and the LAPD,” he said. “I think we will work this out. I will continue to get both parties together to ensure we assign the areas of work for the LAPD and the LAWA police department.” Twice in the past six years, voters have indicated they want to keep the Los Angeles World Airports police force as a separate enforcement agency from the LAPD. Now, some say, Bratton is leading a turf war, trying to secure an agency where his officers can work overtime. Not so, says Bob Baker, the police union president. “It’s not about money. It’s not about pensions,” Baker said. “The real issue for us is what would happen with a terrorist attack and if the Airport Police would have the backing.” Baker said the issue should be taken out of Sacramento’s hands. “We’re saying, look, there needs to be a real honest discussion between the council and the Mayor’s Office,” he said. “This is a local issue. If the mayor believes it’s the right thing to do, then the mayor should send a letter to the Senate.” There are 59 LAPD officers stationed at LAX, including a captain, said LAPD Lt. Paul Vernon. The Airport Police force has about 400 members. In addition to responding to aircraft alerts, LAPD conducts investigative follow-ups. Vernon and Airport Police agree that the two units work in tandem on some issues, such as clearing terminals in the event of a bomb threat, and patrol. But airport officials dispute Bratton’s remarks that LAX’s police force is inadequate compared to the LAPD. “A lot of our officers are trained or have been with the LAPD,” said George Jarvis, president of the Los Angeles Airport Police Association. “We’re in compliance with our (Peace Officer Standards and Training) standards,” he said. “We’re constantly training. There’s no difference.” Jarvis said if a situation arose, the Airport Police would be the first responder, just like the LAPD in the city. “The only difference would be if there’s an explosive device,” Jarvis said. “We don’t have a bomb squad.” Bratton has questioned the screening process used to select Airport Police, saying recruits are not required to undergo a polygraph test. The Los Angeles Police Department’s application process requires potential recruits to undergo a polygraph test as part of the testing procedure, according to the LAPD’s Web site. Recruits planning to become part of the Airport Police are required to take a polygraph if a background check raises questions. “You are subject to be polygraphed,” Jarvis said. “There’s a lot of agencies that do it this way.” Airport Police officers undergo slightly more than five months of paramilitary training at Rio Hondo Community College; LAPD recruits undergo almost eight months. “Rio Hondo has high academic standards,” according to the school’s police academy Web site. “Cadets must successfully pass 26 … examinations on subjects such as law, patrol tactics, search and seizure, and evidence. They must display proficiency in other areas of training, including firearms, physical fitness, weaponless defense and emergency-vehicle operations.” Under the new bill, the Airport Police would be given authority to train bomb-sniffing dogs, using real explosive devices. “We’re just looking for more tools to do our job better,” Jarvis said. (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “I have a lot of respect for (Bratton). He is a great leader. But let me be clear about this: The men and women who work for the Los Angeles Airport Police are great professionals. They accompany me whenever I am (at LAX) and I feel very safe.” The mayor’s comments came a day after Bratton publicly fumed over legislation written by Assemblyman Dario Frommer, D-Glendale, that would upgrade the training of Airport Police officers to deal with explosives and other materials so they could take over the lead role in LAX emergencies from the LAPD. On Thursday, Bratton questioned, “Why would you trust the security of a major terrorist target to a police force … whose training, capabilities and hiring procedures are not up to those of the Los Angeles Police Department?” On Friday, Bratton indicated he had no intention of backing down to the mayor. “I very much appreciate the mayor’s comments, involvement and interest in addressing the issues that have been raised about security at LAX,” Bratton said in a statement. last_img read more

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A Donegal schoolteacher kept her ‘cool’ when 30 students got trapped in a lift at an ice-skating rink in France.The group of frightened students from Finn Valley College in Stranorlar became caught in the lift and had to be eventually freed by firemen.One of the group of students, who were aged between 15 and 17, had to be hospitalised because of heat exhaustion following the ordeal. The students became claustrophobic after getting stuck in the lift which was coming down from the fifth floor of the huge ice-skating complex in Nice.It took firemen more than half an hour to arrive on the scene and begin to free the stricken students.Last night school principal Frank Dooley admitted that the students became anxious and he said he could not understand why it took so long for the lift to be opened.“It took the fire department a half an hour to come. During that time of course you had a lot of claustrophobia in the lift. “You also had heat in the lift, you some had heat exhaustion. You had some with claustrophobia, which would be understandable because it was an inordinate time it took the fire department to come, over half an hour.“Something that would be routine, you would wonder why the fire dept had to come but that is the procedure over there,” he said.Mr Dooley thanked staff at the centre whom he said kept in contact with the students throughout their ordeal by internal video camera and also verbally.He also paid tribute to Lisa Herron, the young teacher caught in the lift with the students throughout their late-night ordeal which happened around 11pm.“Lisa was very professional and I would like to thank her on behalf of the school for looking after the students so well during the incident,” he added. EndsSTRANORLAR STUDENTS’ HORROR AFTER GETTING TRAPPED IN LIFT was last modified: April 28th, 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:Finn Valley Collegelifttrappedlast_img read more

first_imgDonegal has become the unofficial tornado capital of Ireland in the wake of yesterday’s sighting of a huge wind funnel in Inishowen.Donegaldaily has been sent in several reports of other such tornadoes across different parts of the county yesterday.Our picture shows another tornado outside Lifford shortly after 2pm yesterday – just hours after the 700 metre weather phenomenon struck outside Buncrana. The image was captured on a mobile phone by motorist Noel McMenamin when he pulled in to capture the scene on the main Letterkenny to Lifford road.We have also had another report from a tornado hitting ground in the Fintown area.Met Eireann has warned that the current weather conditions are ideal for such wind funnels which are then classified as tornados if they reach the ground.  *If you have spotted a tornado or wind funnel, send your pictures to DONEGAL BECOMES TORNADO CAPITAL AS REPORTS OF MORE WEATHER PHENOMENON EMERGE was last modified: June 12th, 2012 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:buncranadonegalLiffordMet Eireanntornadoeslast_img read more

first_imgLETTERKENNY General Hospital is €8M over budget for the year to the end of September, a report from the HSE states.The review found the hospital has spent €78M for the period, instead of he allocated €70M.It also found the hospital had spent €3M on overtime during that period and €3M on agency staff. That means the hospital management are now spending 7.3% of its pay budget on overtime and agency workers.Absenteeism was also running at just under 5% for the three months of July, August and September.Support staff were most likely to be off (6.32%) followed by management (5.64%).No hospital in the State reached the target of 95% of all attendees at Emergency Departments being discharged or admitted within 6 hours, or 100% of people admitted within 9 hours of registration in September. The top performing hospitals, those who reached a performance level of 80% or above for all attendees being seen within 6 hours are Tullamore, St Luke’s Kilkenny, Letterkenny, Portiuncula and St John’s.Hospitals who reached 90% or above in relation to those who were admitted within 9 hours were St Luke’s Kilkenny, Letterkenny, Portiuncula and St John’s Hospital in Limerick. HSE REPORT: LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL’S €8M OVERSPEND, €3M ON OVERTIME was last modified: November 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:HSE REPORT: LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL’S €8M OVERSPEND€3M ON OVERTIMElast_img read more

first_imgDONEGAL’S hurlers have made it to another final – this time at U-21 level.The county’s players travelled to Lisbellaw to take on Fermanagh last night and came home with a comfortable win under their belts in the semi-final of the Ulster Shield.In the end the U-21s had ten points to spare over their hosts, finishing 2-12 to 1-05. With seven members of the team fresh from Saturday’s Nicky Rackard success in Croke Park, Donegal were favourites to progress.However, Fermanagh started brightly with early points from Daniel Teague. Two Ronan McDermott frees and a fine score by Christopher Bonner had the teams level before Barry Duffy struck a loose ball to net for the home team on 18 minutes. The rest of the half was dominated by Donegal, with two points each from McDermott and Colm Kelly. A late pointed free by Teague left the teams all square at half time, 1-4 to 0-7.Strong defensive work by both sides and a series of missed frees from Donegal meant there was no further score until the 47th minute, when a Rory Porteous free put Fermanagh in front. The away team responded in style, completely taking over the game from then on. Five scores from play in as many minutes by Christopher McDermott, Bernard Lafferty, Ronan McDermott, Christopher Bonner and Conor Gallen opened a four point gap. Donegal sealed the win with two well taken late goals from Colm Kelly and Justin Browne.Donegal will play Tyrone this Wednesday in the final, where manager Ray Durack will hope to lead his charges to a second trophy in two weeks. Fermanagh: Colm McPhillips, Conor McElroy, Niall Carson, Joe Gavin, Odhrán Russell, Thomas Cleary, Cathal McElroy, Daniel Teague (0-4, 4f), Martin Beggan, Michael O’Hara, Rory Porteous (0-1, 1f), David McGorman, Barry Duffy (1-0), Ronan McCusker, Daniel Goodwin. Subs: John Reilly, Cathal Caulfield, Vincent Woods, Michael Williamson, David Teague, Brian McDermott, Rory McGrade, Kevin Curran. Donegal: Dylan Laverty, Francis Lennon, Padraig Doherty, Mark Callaghan, Christopher McDermott (0-1), Shane Gallen, Colm Flood, Justin Browne (1-0), Conor Parke, Ronan McDermott (0-5, 3f), Conor McVeigh, Christopher Bonner (0-2), Bernard Lafferty (0-1), Conor Gallen (0-1), Sean Curran. Subs: Colm Kelly (1-2)(20 mins), Tiarnan McConnell (55 mins), Ciaran O’Leary (55 mins), Ryan Duffy (56 mins), Eoin Friel (58 mins), Gavin Browne, Colm Melaugh. The final is next Wednesday with possibly Derry or Enniskillen as the venue – and Tyrone will be waiting there for them.Tyrone qualified for next Wednesday night’s final following a 2-16 to 0-6 win over Monaghan in Healy Park last night. DONEGAL IN ANOTHER FINAL AS U-21 HURLERS DEFEAT FERMANAGH was last modified: June 13th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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 IN ANOTHER FINAL AS U-21 HURLERS DEFEAT FERMANAGHlast_img read more

first_imgDonegal ETB launched a new Traineeship in Automated Software Testing on Monday last in Gaoth Dobhair. This exciting new training opportunity has been developed in partnership with Pramerica and Údarás na Gaeltachta.The course is being delivered in the gteic@Gaoth Dobhair innovation and digital hub, one of a network of thirty hubs to be developed in locations throughout Ireland’s Gaeltacht areas by Údarás na Gaeltachta. At the launch of Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB) Automated Software Testing Traineeship in gteic@ Gaoth Dobhair on Monday last are left-right: Vinny McGroary (Area Training Manager, Donegal ETB), Colm Richardson (Assistant Training Centre Manager, Donegal ETB), David Roche (Director FinTech Services & Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Pramerica), Anna Ní Ghallachair (Chairperson, Údarás na Gaeltachta), Cróna Gallagher (Director of Further Education and Training Services, Donegal ETB), Michael Logue (Director, Systems Development and Gweedore Site Exec Pramerica Systems Ireland) and Micheál Ó Duibhir (Manager, gteic@Gaoth Dobhair).In opening the launch event Údarás na Gaeltachta Board Chairperson, Anna Ní Ghallachair, said, ‘Údarás na Gaeltachta are delighted to have had this opportunity to collaborate with our colleagues in Donegal ETB and our client company Pramerica. Innovation is central to our 3-year strategic plan and in supporting the delivery of this training provision we have developed a new innovative collaboration with the industry which we hope will reap significant benefits for course participants and this Gaeltacht community. This type of collaboration is essential for the development of the region and we look forward to working together on similar projects in the future.”In speaking about the development of the course, Pramerica’s Director FinTech Services & Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, David Roche said, ‘This career traineeship has been developed in close collaboration with Pramerica here in Donegal. It will allow learners to progress directly into employment in the software sector. This is a great example of the strategy and success of ICT/FinTech working in collaboration with academia. Because of the Donegal ETB’s flexibility in course development and delivery, we are delighted that courses like this can be provided in all parts of county.”The traineeship covers a range of modules relevant to the industry including HTML5 application development fundamentals, software development fundamentals, database administration, computer programme using C#, software testing fundamentals and computer program using JAVA. Work experience is a core component of the traineeship with thirty percent of the training consisting of practical work experience in the industry.At the launch of Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB) Automated Software Testing Traineeship in gteic@Gaoth Dobhair on Monday last are left-right Dara Devine (Contracted Training Officer, Donegal ETB), Micheál Ó Duibhir (Manager, gteic@Gaoth Dobhair), Paul Herron (Automated Software Training Instructor, Donegal ETB), Cróna Gallagher (Director of Further Education and Training Services, Donegal ETB), Colm Richardson (Assistant Training Centre Manager, Donegal ETB), Anna Ní Ghallachair (Chairperson, Údarás na Gaeltachta), Vinny McGroary (Area Training Manager, Donegal ETB), David Roche (Director FinTech Services & Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Pramerica), and Mairead Carlin (Assistant Training Centre Manager, Donegal ETB).In officially launching the traineeship, Cróna Gallagher, Director of Further Education and Training (FET) with Donegal ETB stated, ‘We are delighted to launch this exciting new training development here in Gaoth Dobhair today. Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service, has worked closely with Pramerica to develop this new traineeship in collaboration with Údarás na Gaeltachta. It has been a wonderful example of how our FET Service is working with industry in the county to meet their training needs and subsequently helping to fulfil employment requirements.’ Traineeships are co-funded by the Irish government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.Donegal ETB launch new Automated Software Testing Traineeship was last modified: May 28th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Automated Software TestingDonegal ETBÚdarás na Gaeltachtalast_img read more

first_imgLeroy Fer returns to the QPR starting line-up for the game against Liverpool at Anfield. Fer will support striker Charlie Austin in the absence of Bobby Zamora, who is not fit enough to start.Zamora is among the Rangers substitutes, as is young forward Reece Grego-Cox.Liverpool are without strikers Daniel Sturridge and Mario Balotelli but Lucas is available again after injury and is on the bench. Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Lovren, Johnson, Gerrard, Henderson, Lallana, Sterling, Coutinho, Lambert. Subs: Ward, Toure, Moreno, Lucas, Allen, Ibe, Markovic . QPR Green, Onuoha, Caulker, Dunne, Hill, Phillips, Barton, Sandro, Henry, Fer, Austin. Subs: McCarthy, Yun, Wright-Phillips, Kranjcar, Hoilett, Zamora, Grego-Cox. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more