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Jordan Clarkson is Philippines’ flag-bearer in 2018 Asian Games

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES It’s final: Jordan Clarkson is playing for PH in Asian Games The NBA on Wednesday morning released a statement giving Clarkson and China’s Zhou Qi of the Houston Rockets and Ding Yanyuhang of the Dallas Mavericks “one time” clearance to suit up for their respective countries in the continental meet.The Philippine men’s basketball team opens its campaign against Kazakhstan on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginscenter_img View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis00:56At least 25 dead in Indonesia bus plunge02:14Carpio 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 Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Jordan Clarkson attends Gilas Pilipinas training. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJordan Clarkson went from not being allowed to represent the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games to being the country’s flag-bearer.The Philippine Sports Commission on Wednesday announced that Clarkson will be front and center when the Philippine delegation marches during the opening ceremony on Saturday at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Originally, the designation belonged to BMX rider Daniel Caluag, who was the only Filipino gold medalist four years ago in previous Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.READ: Caluag named PH’s flag-bearer for Asian GamesFEATURED 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’Clarkson, the Cleveland Cavaliers guard, was initially disallowed by the NBA to participate in the Asiad.The league, however, made a U-turn and gave Clarkson the thumbs up following an appeal made by Philippine sports officials. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

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Yokohama City to Invest in Africa

first_imgThe City of Yokohama, where the decision was made to host the International Conference on Africa Development’s 6th Summit (TICAD-VI) in Nairobi, Kenya, says it has received assurance from several companies operating in the municipality of their interest to invest in Africa.Mr. Makoto Sekiyama, Director General of International Affairs Bureau at the City of Yokohama, disclosed that Hinoda Sangyo, a water treatment technology company, is interested in investing in Africa.TICAD-VI is expected to be held from August 27 to 28, 2016, in Nairobi, Kenya.Sekiyama, who spoke for the Mayor of Yokohama, Mrs. Fumiko Hayashi, said his boss will be attending the forum as one of the delegates from the municipality. He expressed his municipality’s commitment on Monday, July 11, when a group of African journalists visited the area.The Yokohama municipality has hosted two of the five summits, including TICAD V, which adopted two outcome documents, namely, “Yokohama Declaration 2013,” presenting a future direction for African development, and “Yokohama Action Plan 2013–2017,” a roadmap for the TICAD process over the next five years.“Our companies would attend the conference to directly hold discussions with executives of African countries, and so they should take advantage of this opportunity,” Sekiyama emphasized.He said because the companies did not know which area to cooperate with African companies, their representatives will attend the summit to seize any other partnership agreement.He was quick to point out that they agreed to hold the two conferences in Africa due to the long standing relationship that exists between Yokohama and Africa.“This conference is an opportunity to improve the socioeconomic development of Africa,” he addedAs for the empowerment of women, Sekiyama said the issue was part of the discussion of TICAD-V, which, according to him, addressed women entrepreneurship.“The only thing they can do for themselves is to attend the summit; and we are going to finalize our discussion there,” he said.Several other issues that would top the conference include a decline of commodity prices; the vulnerability of health systems; the rise of violence, extremism, terroristic attacks and violent conflicts; human resource development; and public-private partnerships.Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan. With its population of about 3.7 million, it is the most populous municipality in Japan, and is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture. It lies on Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo, in the Kanto region of the main island of Honshu.It is a major commercial hub of the Greater Tokyo Area and developed rapidly to be Japan’s prominent port city, following the end of Japan’s relative isolation in the mid 19th century. It is today one of Japan’s major ports along with Kobe, Osaka, Nagoya, Hakata, Tokyo and Chiba.Yokohama is also a popular tourist destination and convention site where many people from Japan and overseas visit and interact.Bridgestone Corp; Hitachi, Ltd; IHI Corp; JGC Corp; JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp; Kyocera Corp; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd; Mitsubishi Rayon Co Ltd; Nissan Motor Co Ltd; NHK Spring Co. Ltd; Nomura Research Institute Ltd; Ricoh Co. Ltd; Rohm Co. Ltd; Toshiba Corp; JVCKenwood Corp are some of the companies with a corporate presence in the area. Its foreign affiliated companies include Accenture Japan Ltd; Bosch Corp; Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd; Lenovo (Japan) Ltd; and TÜV Rheinland Japan Ltd.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Overseas-based Guyanese charged for fraud

first_imgA Guyanese woman, who resides in Canada, was on Tuesday remanded to prison after she was charged for fraud.The 31-year-old woman, Amrita Dyal, denied that she forged a document purporting to show that monies were paid by Attorney Bibi Shadick.The first charge against her alleged that between March 12 and 13, 2018, at Georgetown with intent to defraud, she uttered a forged promissory note purporting for the sum of US$547,000 to be paid to Kelwattie Sahibdeen by Bibi Safora Shadick, knowing same to be forged.Additionally, it is alleged that on March 13, 2018, Dyal procured her father, Bhagwandeen Dyal to utter a payment note to Shadick to pay the sum of US$547,000.Attorney for the accused, Bernard De Santos, told City Magistrate Judy Latchman that the promissory note seen by him in no way implicates his client, as her hand writing or signature does not appear on it.In his bail application, De Santos explained to the court that Dyal, who is a nurse, has an autistic child who is in Canada, and needs to be taken care of.He further explained that his client has been cooperating with the Police since the investigation started and will continue to do so.However, Magistrate Latchman nevertheless remanded Dyal to prison. The case will continue on May 22.last_img read more

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Swimmer missing near FSJ

first_imgSearch and Rescue Underway near Taylor – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caA search is underway for an unidentified male who has gone missing while swimming in the Peace River. North Peace Search and Rescue crews, the Taylor Fire Department, the Fort St. John RCMP, and members of the public are currently searching for the man, who may have been swept away by the strong current. The search is centred around the confluence of the Peace and Pine Rivers. Check back at Energeticcity.ca for more details as they emerge. Posted – 3:55 pm 15/Aug.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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DONEGAL COULD LOSE 40 POST OFFICES IN SHAKE-UP WARNS UNION

first_imgDonegal is set to see forty post offices closed if the current social welfare contract is lost to An Post, the Irish Postmasters Union has warned this week. This suggests that over 7% of the targeted closures across the country are in Donegal.Despite comments by Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte this week that the Government has no plans to close any post office, few in the Donegal postal service are assured in any way by those comments since plans are already in place to farm out a range of services to Tesco and other commercial enterprises. The Postmasters Union says the Govt plan for protecting the service is effectively a recipe for doing nothing.The Union has challenged Pat Rabbitte that if he is serous about the future of the service, he should rescind immediately the contract with Tesco and Supervalue to deliver a “Post and Pay” service at their branches nationwide.The Union and supporters, many from Donegal gathered outside Leinster House on Wednesday when a Dail motion proposed by the 16 members of the Technical Group of TDs was debated.County Donegal now has 77 post offices and the Irish Postmasters Union has told the Tirconail Tribune that at least half of these will close under the proposals now being considered by An Post. The Postmasters Union has challenged this week’s comments in the Dail by Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte that the Govt. has no plans to close any post office.Brian McGann, General Secretary the IPU speaking on Sean O’Rourke’s Show on RTE Radio on Wednesday said that while the social welfare contract had been secured by An Post for the next two years, the Government was urging recipients to use the banking service and this would decimate the service.Calling for Govt action Mr. McGann said that no single Department can solve this issue – it needs a combined Government approach, he claimed. He noted the Minister’s comments regarding An Post having to tender for business contracts.However, Mr.McGann pointed out the Government needs to ensure that the network has a level playing field on which to compete.“The driving licence renewal contract was an example of where the network could have been used very effectively. We have experience of passport renewals – we could have offered the service of driving licence renewals using the same model. However, severely restricting the number of locations for the provision the driving licence renewals to 34, effectively prevented Ireland’s network of 1,150 Post Offices from having a fair opportunity to compete for the business” Mr. McGann stated. He says the postmasters are very concerned that no plan is in place that signifies the commitment of the Government on the future of the post office network.The Grant Thornton Report has called on the Government to take action to secure the future of the Post Office network by highlighting the devastating impact, both social and economic, on communities across the country if the network collapses.Mr McGann called on An Post to pull back from establishing an alternative network in partnership with Tesco.“The possible partnership with Tesco is unacceptable to the Union and we have sought an urgent meeting with the company to express our concern and opposition to the development. We will not tolerate the establishment of a network that we believe will ultimately destroy the Irish Postmasters,” Mr McGann stated. Pat Rabbitte has told the Dail this week that An Post was a commercial State company and received no exchequer subsidy.He highlighted issues the network ignored “at its peril” including when business activity moved from the High Street to nearby shopping centres.He also warned that business would suffer without electronic services.“There really isn’t much point in expecting the world to stand still while An Post remains committed to over-the-counter business.”The TD’s along with Pat Rabbitte stand accused of waffling and using flowery language that ignores the reality of the crisis facing half the country’s post office network.The Postmasters Union (IPU) argues that 557 Post Offices nationwide would close down if the contract is lost in the next couple of years.The Grant Thornton Report has found that by 2017 there would be a decline of 557 Post Offices (48%) in the network, which has 1,150 Post Offices at present. Urban and rural communities would be hit by the closures that would follow the loss of the social welfare contract.In recent years many of our towns and villages have been decimated by the loss of the garda station, the post office, creamery office and the sad toll of emigration. In more extreme cases, the pub and the local shop have closed their doors, victims of emigration and changing consumer habits. In many locations across Donegal it is a struggle to find an ATM.This indeed is the rule rather than the exception of life under the new regime of the Enda Kenny led Government where sound bites are the only response to the most serious concerns in our midst. The Government and Sate agencies surely must have a social responsibility towards the entire country.While we need to continue to invest capital expenditure into the larger urban areas, we cannot simply ignore entire counties, communities and constituencies in the West of Ireland.The general secretary of the Irish Postmasters’ Union, Brian McGann, has said that immediate government action is now needed to ensure the viability of the Post Office.Rural Ireland needs as many post offices as can probably be kept viable. The two-year social welfare contract is currently held by An Post with possible extensions for up to four additional years.However the Government is committed to moving to electronic payments as part of its eCommerce strategy and this is causing serious concern to the 1,150 postmasters around the country.Commenting on the report’s findings Irish Postmaster Breid Gallagher, who represents Postmasters in Donegal, said immediate Government action was required to ensure the viability of the Post Office network into the future.She says: “We may have won the contract in theory but the business is being diverted away on a daily basis. We cannot survive if this continues. We know that the Programme for Government contains a commitment to maintain the network of Post Offices but we are in no doubt that the network is under serious threat. There is no plan in place to ensure that that commitment is honoured and we need one urgently.”Breid Gallagher also expressed the Union’s grave concern that An Post is partnering with Tesco to develop an alternative network that will seriously impact on the network.This development, which is a result of Government inaction on maintaining the Post Office network, would destroy the network within two years, she predicted.“The Union will resist this move, by direct action, if necessary,” she warned.DONEGAL COULD LOSE 40 POST OFFICES IN SHAKE-UP WARNS UNION was last modified: February 27th, 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:An PostBreid GallagherdonegalPostmaster’s Unionlast_img read more

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DDTV: Wild Atlantic Way features in National Geographic film

first_imgThe @NatGeo shows the rugged beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way in this stunning videohttps://t.co/bDG2KMvC6Q— Wild Atlantic Way (@wildatlanticway) August 4, 2016The Wild Atlantic Way was showcased in a film made by media giants National Geographic.The short film shows the beautiful rugged coastline that run along the Wild Atlantic Way, including beaches, wildlife, things to do, and gives a glimpse into the easy-going nature of Western Irish people. One of the surfers featured in the short said that he loves the Wild Atlantic Way as “you’re more in nature”.The lady in the film says “I don’t think anyone can be here for a long period of time without falling in love with it”. We agree!DDTV: Wild Atlantic Way features in National Geographic film was last modified: August 4th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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)last_img read more

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Harry Kane: ‘Everyone should be proud… but we are all gutted and it hurts’

first_imgHarry Kane has admitted England’s World Cup exit at the hands of Croatia is going to “hurt for a while.”The Three Lions fell short in their bid to reach the final for the first time since 1966, succumbing to a 2-1 defeat in extra time. Kane was clearly distraught at the final whistle While fans at home and in Russia were dreaming of a first World Cup Final since 1966, a wily and streetwise Croatia had other ideas.Two well-taken goals by Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic condemned Southgate’s side to defeat, despite Kieran Trippier’s exceptional opener.While you could perhaps suggest this Three Lions side was naive, there is no doubting there was a tremendous amount of heart shown just to get to such an advanced stage of the tournament.And Kane, the youngest ever England captain at a World Cup, was just proud to be English.“We’re very proud of what we have achieved but I said at the start of this tournament, we are all winners – we want to win everything we do.“This will hurt and it’s not every World Cup you get to play in a big game like this and it’s going to hurt for a while.“But of course, we are proud of everyone, we’re proud of England and we are proud of the fans back home.” 2 The England players are inconsolable after the defeat to Croatia Despite the obvious pain and disappointment, fans have given their support to Gareth Southgate’s ‘heroes’.And for captain Kane, who had an off-night in Moscow, the disappointment is currently outweighing the pride.“Yeah, obviously everyone is gutted,” he said.“We’ve worked so hard the whole tournament, we went ahead today – it was looking good and then it was small margins.“They got a goal back and then I felt we picked up again and extra time was just 50-50 and they managed to get a ball to go their way.“Everyone should be proud of what we have achieved, but we are all gutted and it hurts now.” 2last_img read more

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DDTV VIDEO: DONEGAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHOIR

first_imgMORE than 180 children attended this year’s Donegal Summer School of Music at Loreto College in Letterkenny.Pupils have spent the past week in a wide variety of music classes.One of the most popular was the gospel choir under the guidance of Lorna McLoughlin.Our video was taken at the Saturday end of class concert. Click to play>Other videos from the Music School are on donegaldaily.com and donegaldailytv YouTube Channel.  DDTV VIDEO: DONEGAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHOIR was last modified: July 14th, 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:DDTV VIDEO: DONEGAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHOIRletterkennylast_img read more

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THE DEATH OF MAURA PORTER: EYE-WITNESS SPEAKS OF THE “CRUEL” WAIT FOR AN AMBULANCE

first_imgThe late Maura PorterA WOMAN described as an ‘angel’ as she helped a family comfort their dying mother has spoken of the incident as “cruel”.Maura Porter was knocked down near her home in Carndonagh on December 30.It would be an hour and a half before she would get to hospital because it took an ambulance 50 minutes to reach her from Letterkenny, as Donegal Daily reported yesterday. Her son Brendan has highlighted the case “so that no other family has to suffer this.”Several people stopped to help Mrs Porter after she was knocked down.Two of them were couple Dessie and Colleen Kearney. Mr Kearney redirected traffic whilst Colleen helped placed her coat over Mrs Porter to keep her warm. Doctors and nurses also helped as Brendan, his sister and their dad tried to comfort Maura.“What happened at the scene was the most agonising and cruel thing I’ve ever witnessed in my life,” said Colleen. “Lay people at the scene, and off duty doctors did their uptmost to help in the best way that they could and to give Mrs Porter the best support they could.“However, the prompt response of emergency medical care which was paramount, did not come when needed most. The people assiting were crying in sheer desperation as time went on. Every minute seemed like an hour.“I am someone who just happened to come on the scene. I did not even personally know Mrs Porter, but I am left reeling in anger at how someone’s human life can be treated with such disregard by not having prompt medical response at the time its needed most.”Colleen added: “I have been shocked and traumatised by what happened. Not because of the accident or assisting Mrs Porter, but because of witnessing such an agonsising and distressing wait. The response was nothing short of a shambles.“I hope all relevant authorities take note of this situation and vow to ensure that this never happens to anyone ever again. “Nobody knows when they, their mother, father, sister brother etc could be at the mercy of needing emergency ambulance medical care.“To say this wasn’t good enough is the biggest understatement ever.”The Porter family has praised those who stopped at the scene to help them describing them as “guardian angels” who helped so much through the traumatic experience.* How we reported the story yesterday: https://www.donegaldaily.com/2014/01/05/family-of-accident-victim-demand-answers-after-ambulance-takes-50-minutes-to-arrive/THE DEATH OF MAURA PORTER: EYE-WITNESS SPEAKS OF THE “CRUEL” WAIT FOR AN AMBULANCE was last modified: January 6th, 2014 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:CarndonaghChurchtownfatal accidentMaura Porterlast_img read more

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Fantastic Beasts and fantastic films this week at Eclipse Cinemas

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them comes to Eclipse Cinemas Lifford-Strabane this week, which sees Eddie Redmayne entering the wizarding world in an era before Harry Potter.Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. Check out all our listings @ www.eclipsecinemas.com Kids Club Sat & Sun @ 12noon Tickets €1.80Loyalty CardsGet yours today      Christmas @ Eclipse Cinemas Lifford-StrabaneFantastic Beasts and fantastic films this week at Eclipse Cinemas was last modified: November 16th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

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