Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title British rider Daniel Hegarty died last year after hitting a barrier at Fisherman’s Bend during the Macau Grand Prix’s feature motorcycle race.In 2012, Portuguese motorcyclist Luis Carreira and Hong Kong driver Phillip Yau were killed within two days of each other during the Macau Grand Prix. NVGRELATED STORIES:Japanese runner finishes race by crawling with broken legIndyCar driver Wickens reveals crash left him a paraplegicSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil UFC champ Nurmagomedov a conservative voice in Russia LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal A 17-year-old racing driver who fractured her spine in a horrifying crash at the Formula Three Macau Grand Prix has vowed to return to the sport after surviving surgery lasting nearly half a day.Sophia Floersch flew off the track on Sunday, hurtling into marshals and photographers, before being rushed to a Macau hospital. Image: K.Y. CHENG – SCMP/AFPGerman Sophia Floersch flew off the track on Sunday, hurtling into marshals and photographers, before being rushed to a Macau hospital in a stable condition.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I survived the operation which took 11 hours. Hope from now on it only gets better,” she wrote in a Facebook post on her official account late Tuesday.“I’m going to come back!” she added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissFloersch said she had to stay “a few more days” in Macau until it is possible to transport her elsewhere.She thanked the medical staff who treated her as well as the people who helped at the scene of the crash for their “encouraging, calming words in these tough minutes in my car”. Dramatic footage captured gasps from the crowd as the Van Amersfoort Racing driver’s car flew through the air and into safety netting at the Guia Circuit’s Lisboa bend, a sharp right-hander.Running 16th, she lost control in a contact down the straight, launched off a curb and bounced off Tsuboi’s TOM’s Racing car.“My thoughts are also with everyone who was involved in the accident. I hope everybody is healthy,” Floersch said in her post.The International Motoring Federation (FIA) has said it will investigate the crash.At least three people have died on the Macau Grand Prix circuit.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
Flashback: Members of the delegation posed at the occasion.A 35-person delegation from the 4th Legislature of ECOWAS Parliament of 15 West African countries is expected in the country today, September 27, for a three-day border surveillance exercise on the Liberia-Sierra Leone border at Bo-Waterside in Grand Cape Mount County and the Liberia-Guinea (Ganta) border in Nimba County.The head of delegation of Liberia to ECOWAS Parliament, Representative Edwin M. Snowe told newsmen yesterday, September 25 that the objective of the visit by members of the ECOWAS Parliament to Liberia is to tour the country’s borders as part of its delocalized activities.He stated that the members of the ECOWAS Parliament will also assess the free movement of ECOWAS citizens in Liberia and how they are treated by Liberian security agencies.It has been further disclosed that the ECOWAS Delocalized Information Committee will also visit local media institutions across Liberia.Meanwhile, according to the itinerary of the borders surveillance of ECOWAS Parliament, members of the ECOWAS Parliament will leave Monrovia on Friday, September 28 for the Liberia- Sierra Leone border (Bo-Waterside).“At the border, we will have a program and will interact with traders and locals of communities from both countries,” Rep. Snowe said.On the following day, Saturday, September 29, the delegation will also tour the Liberia-Guinea border (Ganta) as well as interact with traders and locals of communities from both countries.This weekend’s border tour of ECOWAS Parliament will be the second delocalized meeting of the Regional Parliament within a month. Members of the Joint Committee on Communications and Information Technology/ Education, Science and Technology/ Labour, Employment, Sport and Culture of the ECOWAS Parliament had a five-day meeting, presentations, discussions and debate at a local resort.The ECOWAS Parliament is currently a non-legislative assembly that issues advisory opinions to the Authority of Heads of State and Government and the Council of Ministers as well as other ECOWAS Institutions. It draws its membership from the National Assemblies of ECOWAS member states. The Parliament is composed of 115 seats. Each member state has a minimum of five seats. The remaining seats are allocated to Member States on the basis of population.ECOWAS Parliament aimed to enhance existing relations with West African citizens and intervene in core programs of the Community. In addition to the Goals for all Community Institutions, as identified by the Community Strategic Framework (CSF), the agenda for the 4th (fourth) Legislature will include Free Movement of Persons, especially the impediments at the borders, including Peace and Security in the sub-region especially terrorism and insurgency, arms proliferation, and cross border crimes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A panel of experts commissioned by the university concluded that the process used to identify tissue derived from the adult stem cells was “significantly flawed, and that the interpretations based on these data, expressed in the manuscript, are potentially incorrect.” MINNEAPOLIS – A scientific panel says a 2002 study that suggested adult stem cells might be as useful as embryonic ones was flawed and its conclusions may be wrong, a finding that raises questions about the promise of a less controversial source for stem cells. The research by Catherine Verfaillie at the University of Minnesota concluded that adult stem cells taken from the bone marrow of mice could grow into an array of biological tissues, including brain, heart, lung and liver. So far only embryonic stem cells, which are commonly retrieved by destroying embryos at an early stage of development, are known to hold such regenerative promise. Many scientists believe they might one day be used to treat certain diseases and other conditions. Opponents of stem cell research seized on the 2002 findings as evidence that stem cell science could move forward without destroying embryos. But Verfaillie has acknowledged flaws in parts of the study after inquiries from the British magazine New Scientist. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
During August’s game three players attacked referee Nakura Auwal after winger King Osanga was sent off.Six more joined in the ensuing melee, while officials Chidi Nwogu and Adrika Obiefuna also assaulted the referees.Two of the players punished by the Nigerian Premier League, Stephen Eze and Adeleye Olamilekan, have played for Nigeria in the African Nations Championship team for locally-based stars.The club was also fined $4,900 for the incident and ordered to pay $700 to each of the officials involved and any certified medical bills.The move by the LMC is the latest attempt to try and crack down on referee’s assault and crowd trouble in the country’s premier division.Back in December 2012, the LMC inherited a league system punctuated by crowd violence, lack of funds, poor player welfare and the challenge of creating a well-organised league that will bring back the fans to deserted stands.-By BBC SPORTS-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000RED CARDABUJA, Nigeria, Sep 8 – Nine players and two officials have been handed 12-match and 19-match bans respectively for attacking match officials in a Nigerian league game.The club in question, FC Ifeanyi Ubah, became an official partner of West Ham last year.
Blues: St. Louis signed veteran right wing Mike Johnson. The 33-year-old Johnson played last season in Montreal and had 11 goals, 20 assists and 40 penalty minutes. Johnson, a 10-year veteran with 127 career goals, has scored 20 or more goals twice in a career that has also included stops in Phoenix, Tampa Bay and Toronto. Hurricanes: Carolina promoted Ron Francis to assistant general manager. The Associated Press contributed to this notebook.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Right now, we have just kind of played it a day at a time, and I think we’ll continue to keep playing it that way,” Crawford said. “I know that, long-term, (keeping three goalies is) not the optimum way that you want to advance, but rit’s what we think is the best thing for our club right now.” Crawford has yet to announce a starting goaltender for Saturday’s home opener against St. Louis. Crawford has yet to announce a starting goaltender for Saturday’s home opener. Around the league By Rich Hammond STAFF WRITER The Kings’ Jean-Sebastien Aubin, on injured reserve with a groin strain, said he is 90 percent healthy and should be ready to play after a couple more practices. That will leave the Kings with a tough choice. Jonathan Bernier and Jason LaBarbera are on the active roster. If the Kings decide to keep three goalies until they determine whether to keep Bernier on the roster, they would have to send down a skater to the AHL.
Fine Gael Donegal North East TD, Joe McHugh, has called on the North’s Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness MLA, and his colleagues in Stormont to take immediate action on the UK HGV levy, which is due to come into effect this Tuesday. Deputy McHugh has consistently warned that the levy will have a serious impact on Irish hauliers using the roads in Northern Ireland to transport goods around Ireland.“I have been tirelessly raising this issue on every platform available to me. I am now pushing back on the Assembly in Stormont, who have the powers to make provisions around the legislation they are introducing. “The levy will have a very serious impact on Irish hauliers which use the roads in the North; this unique situation must be recognised, especially considering the strong connection between our two Governments.”Deputy McHugh met with representatives from the British Embassy last week and they have been very responsive in acting as a conjugate during this process.Joe McHugh TD“I have also been working closely with the North’s Minister of the Environment, Mark H Durkan MLA, and his office, in trying to resolve this issue.“The Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar TD, and his officials must be commended for their hard work on this issue. I have now asked the Minister to investigate whether it would be allowable under EU regulations to have a common road charging regime between Ireland and the UK, where only one charge would be levied for access to the road network in both jurisdictions. “Following a public meeting in Letterkenny, I raised this issue with the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, who subsequently brought it to the attention of the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, during a bilateral meeting on 11th March. I understand Mr Cameron suggested that the best approach was to refer the matter back to Northern Ireland authorities, which is why I am calling on Martin McGuinness and his colleagues to move swiftly on this issue.”He added that with the deadline looming and options limited, it is now time for the Assembly to act on this, and to review the possibility of a ‘common travel area’ agreement between the UK and the Republic of Ireland.“We are the only two EU member states which are not members of the Schengen Agreement, which led to the creation of Europe’s borderless area in 1985. Because we are outside this agreement, but we are part of a common travel area between our countries, I am making the case for a single user levy charge to be considered.“The economic relationship between the North and the Republic is a very important one and an issue like this reminds us how sensitive we are to activities and legislation enacted by our neighbours. It is imperative that we work together to minimise the negative or harmful impact our decisions can have and demonstrate good will when trying to accommodate our needs and restrictions.”McHUGH CALLS ON NORTH’S FIRST MINISTER TO ADDRESS HGV LEVY was last modified: March 28th, 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:deputy joe mchughHGV levyMLA Martin McGuinnessNOrthern Ireland
The inside of Patrick Gildea’s new salon.The Oscars may be over but award nominations seem to be order of the day for the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team’s “Centre of Excellence”.The highly professional hairdressing team are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted in four award (yes four!!) categories in the prestigious Schwarzkopf Professional Irish Hairdressing Business Awards.The finalists in these awards represent the crème de la crème of hairdressing salons throughout Ireland. Patrick GildeaAnd it really is no surprise that this team has been nominated in four separate categories including: the coveted Ulster Salon Of The Year Award, Marketing Salon of The Year, Website of The Year and Trainee of the Year which three of their highly talented team of apprentices have been shortlisted for!For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of attending the “Centre of Excellence” yet, you can expect a hairdressing experience like no other where you are treated like a special guest.The luxurious salon provides a haven for clients who can fully relax in a beautiful surroundings being take care of by a highly talented, friendly team of professionals who are constantly training to develop their skills even further. The attention to detail, the warm and friendly team accompanied with a serious level of talent makes this salon a must visit on anyone’s list.Commenting on the award nominations Patrick said “We are absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted for four separate awards; creating the ‘Centre of Excellence’ was about delivering a customer experience unrivalled in the hairdressing industry and gaining recognition like this for doing something we love is amazing for our team. “Obviously having three of our talented trainees shortlisted for their award category is a great boost for them too and really highlights the level of commitment that we have to the highest standards of training in our academy. We can’t wait for the awards in the RDS in Dublin at the end of the month and fingers crossed we will be successful in bringing home a trophy.”The whole team are bursting with excitement and can’t wait to get to Dublin, they are delighted that their hard work has been recognised within the hairdressing industry and feel that it is a great reflection on the experience that they deliver- it just goes to show you don’t have to go outside Donegal to get the highest standards of hairdressing! AWARD SEASON IN FULL SWING AT PATRICK GILDEA HAIRDRESSING was last modified: March 21st, 2015 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:Patrick Gildea Hairdressing
DD RELIGION: A former primary school teacher from County Down has been appointed Curate of the United Parishes of Moville, Donagh, Culdaff and Cloncha in County Donegal.The Reverend Suzanne Cousins will take up her new duties after she is ordained priest in the Church of Ireland, on September 4.The Rev Cousins, who grew up near Comber, in County Down, has been Deacon Intern at St Mark’s, Newtonards for the last eight months, while she completes her full-time training and formation for the priesthood. She lives in Newcastle with her husband Alan, who works as Irish Mobiliser for Africa Inland Mission. The couple have three grown-up children.Alan’s previous job took the couple to South Africa, where Suzanne worked as a volunteer teacher in a Children’s Village for AIDS-affected children. She has also held full- and part-time teaching posts in Northern Ireland and the Republic, and worked as a Special Needs classroom assistant.The County Down woman says she sees the mission of the Church as being about healing, wholeness and salvation, of individuals and communities.“I see strength in the vision for ‘Small, strong churches’ and that this is a helpful, positive and realistic vision for the Church in large parts of Ireland. I am inspired by the vision for ‘Small things done with great love’ (Mother Teresa).” Mrs Cousins says her personal priorities in ministry include pastoral care – especially through parish visiting and hospital visiting. Her hobbies include walking, playing the guitar, the Irish language and scuba-diving.Welcoming the appointment, the Archdeacon of Derry, Ven Robert Miller, said: “On behalf of all clergy and parishioners in the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe, I extend a warm welcome to Rev Suzanne and Alan. This appointment is tremendous news for the Parishes of Moville, Donagh, Culdaff and Cloncha, and great news for the Diocese as a whole.“I know from talking to them how eagerly her parishioners are looking forward to the new Curate’s arrival in Inishowen. Rev Suzanne will bring a wealth of experience to Moville, which will benefit her new parishioners and the wider community. This is a time of great opportunity in our Diocese. Suzanne has a great deal to offer in her ministry and I look forward to serving with her.” DD RELIGION: REV SUZANNE IS NEW CURATE IN MOVILLE was last modified: May 29th, 2016 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:Church of IrelandClonchaculdaffDonaghmovilleRev Suzanne Cousins
Patrick McGinley, Owenie McGarvey and Charles Doogan on the job as the first Floodlight base goes in.At a time when most businesses and community groups have battened down the hatches during tough economic times…Naomh Muire GAA Club in West Donegal have taken the opposite route.Naomh Muire are situated between the two well known club areas of Dungloe and Gweedore but enjoy a very strong community support in all they set out to do.Already possessing good quality facilities at the home in the Banks, Kincasslagh, the club sees an opportunity through the tough times to push ahead with the erection of top standard floodlights and additional changing rooms together with a social room. The club looked into the possibility of match standard Floodlights last year as a long term investment to allow for the ability to play and coach in the winter months.Club and Community unite to get the cement bases in.Although some of the systems were quoted at €300,000, a local contractor with extensive experience in the UK was able to source a high quality floodlighting system for €80,000 based on local workers acting in a voluntary basis.Likewise, the additional changing rooms were costed based on voluntary labour and the entire project will cost the club €140,000.This huge saving is brought about because the club have been promised local carpenters, labourers, plumbers, electricians, painters…who will give hours for no payment allowing the club to purchase materials and equipment only. Naomh Muire have borrowed €100,000 and this will be re-paid through their 100 club. Other monies have been raised in recent times through a Mayor election, Boxing night, Jigs and Reels and this months Jive alive….in total around €60,000….all coming from local community support at these events.To date no grant aid has been given and the Club are hopeful that either Roinn na Gaeltachta or Leader funders will see the huge local contribution this development will make in the Lower Rosses.Michael Gallagher- Club development officer said “This has been a project on paper for over a year now and many meetings and hurdles were jumped to get to this point today. The benefits of the work will be seen in the years ahead”. NAOMH MUIRE KICK THE TREND WITH MASSIVE CLUB DEVELOPMENT was last modified: April 28th, 2013 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:club developmentNAOMH MUIRE
21 October 2014 Sub-Saharan African countries should focus on channelling spending towards infrastructure investment and other development needs, says the IMF. (Photo: African Development Bank)The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects the strong growth trends that sub-Saharan Africa has been experiencing in recent years to continue in the next two years, albeit at a faster rate.Releasing the October 2014 IMF Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa report on 20 October, director of the IMF’s African Department, Antoinette Sayeh, said the region’s economy is forecast to continue “growing at a fast clip, expanding by about 5% in 2014, the same level as in 2013, and accelerating to around 5.75% in 2015′. “This growth momentum is particularly pronounced in the region’s Low- Income Countries, where activity is forecast to accelerate to 6.75 to 7% in 2014- 15,’ she said.Tailwinds to economic growthA combination of infrastructure investment, expanding services, and robust agricultural production are proving tailwind to the strong economic growth in most of sub-Saharan Africa countries, according to Marco Pani from the IMF African Department.“Growth momentum remains particularly strong in Nigeria, the region’s largest economy, and in the region’s low income countries. Recent revisions of national accounts data, notably in Nigeria, have also revealed that the economies of the region are more diversified than previously thought, highlighting in particular the large role played by services.’But in a few other countries economic activity is facing headwinds from domestic policies, according to Pani. He said South Africa’s growth remains stunted, “under the drag of difficult labour relations, low confidence, and inadequate electricity supply’.Sub-Saharan countries should continue implementing monetary policies which focus on reducing inflation. South Africa is among countries that are tightening monetary policy and began an interest-rate hiking cycle with a 50 basis point increase in rates in January this year. Another rate increase of 25 basis points was implemented in July. The moderate rate increases are to take into account weak economic growth.Fiscal consolidationSouth Africa is also one of the sub-Saharan African countries that has embarked on a fiscal consolidation and Sayeh said these countries should continue on this path.“In the few countries where budgets have become overextended and financing constraints have emerged, fiscal consolidation is necessary, but will need to avoid overly adverse consequences for the poor and vulnerable groups,” she said.On the downside, continued high growth and favourable global financial market conditions have not been sufficient to avert debt build-up and financing difficulties for some countries. However, Sayeh warned that a pronounced economic slowdown in emerging markets, particularly China, or a disorderly normalisation of monetary policy in the United States, could have a protracted impact on the region’s economies.“In that context, for the vast majority of countries in the region, sustaining high growth rates remains the key policy consideration, including to foster job creation and reduce poverty. Policies should continue to emphasize growth- enhancing measures. In particular, the focus should be on boosting fiscal revenue mobilization, channelling spending towards infrastructure investment and other development needs, safeguarding social safety nets to encourage more inclusive growth, and improving the business climate,’ she said.Ebola a threat to Africa’s economyThe Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a threat, and is exacting a heavy economic toll in the affected countries Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Economic spill-overs are starting to be felt in some neighbouring countries, according to Sayeh.“In addition, the baseline scenario of solid growth is predicated on a number of increasingly potent downside risks being lifted. Should the Ebola outbreak be more protracted or spread to more countries, it would have severe consequences for activity in the affected countries and larger spill-overs.’Sayeh said in the countries currently affected by the Ebola outbreak, fiscal accounts are coming under considerable pressure. Ideally, any offers of aid should be channelled through grants from the donor community, to enable the countries to accommodate higher Ebola-related spending and to help avoid an even more pronounced decline in economic activity, she said.South African Competitiveness ForumFrom 4 to 5 November 2014, Brand South Africa will host the second annual South African Competitiveness Forum (SACF) in Sandton, Johannesburg. A Brand South Africa initiative, the SACF is a strategic platform through which government, business and civil society stakeholders consult in an effort to identify the competitive and reputational strengths, and challenges the South African brand faces. Follow the conversation via Twitter @Brand_SA #CompetitiveSA.SAinfo reporter