first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “His talent is far from Jerwin’s but his heart was there and I was impressed, but it still should’ve been 116-112 for Ancajas.”The 26-year-old Ancajas has been tearing up the junior bantamweight division with a 17-fight win streak entering the bout against Santiago but Peñalosa, who is currently promoting a boxing event featuring his nephew and unbeaten prospect Dave Peñalosa in the headliner, feels it would be better for Ancajas to move up in weight.“I’m not sure if Jerwin is struggling to make weight. Maybe he is big for his weight and in the later rounds it was like he got tired,” he said.“I think it’s better for him to go up. He would be an even better fighter and he would feel more power in his punches.”ADVERTISEMENT Volunteers spread Christmas cheer to migrant children PLAY LIST 01:30Volunteers spread Christmas cheer to migrant children03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight 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 Tanzanian foe toughest test yet for Dave Peñalosa Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Jerwin Ancajas makes his entrance for his sixth title defense. Photo from Top Rank PromotionsFilipino boxing champion Jerwin Ancajas won four more rounds than Mexican challenger Alejandro Santiago instead of settling for a split draw.That’s how Gerry Peñalosa, a former two-division titleholder, would’ve scored the fight.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “Jerwin won that fight,” Peñalosa told in Filipino on Saturday. “I had Jerwin taking eight rounds to four so it should be 116-112.”One judge scored it 116-112 for Ancajas but the others saw it differently, 118-111 for Santiago and 114-114.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 ChrissBut that’s not to take anything away from Santiago, whom Peñalosa said surprised him after initially thinking that the bout would be just a walk in the park for Ancajas.“I was a bit shocked with the way he (Santiago) fought. I thought it would be an easy fight or tune-up but I saw that he really wanted to win and that’s why it’s tough to fight against a hungry opponent,” Peñalosa said. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,The discontinuing of charges brought against the Ministers of this Government is a grave violation of our constitutional rights as citizens of this country. The total disregard for the charges is telling this nation that nothing, absolutely nothing this Government does can at least be questioned in a forum of fairness.It further represents an assault on our freedoms as a people through our representative, to agitate on a platform that necessitates fair debates or arguments, we have no redress. It means that the excesses of this Government know no boundaries.The sum total of it all is that we have no voice.Now, the legal system in our country is very much under seige, held in a stranglehold by the People’s National Congress-led Government. Why can’t the Director of Public Prosecutions substantiate charges against these Ministers, why? The Constitution makes ample provision for it. But I think the DPP is under tremendous pressure to keep her job, as well as being extremely fearful of a Government under whom she serves.What Mrs Hack is harping on is that she should not bring charges against a sitting Minister, or one carrying out his duties in a current Administration. In essence, she is saying that a “Minister of Government” cannot be tried in a court of law. Well, she is ever so wrong, a Minister of Government can be tried in a court of law as it is with those cases brought against former Government Ministers. Let them show me where the law states that charges can only be instituted against “former Government Ministers” and not Government Ministers per se. Then, if that were the case, Guyana’s laws are indeed bias and discriminatory where only former Government Ministers can be charged.What the Constitution does make provision for is the Head of State, who cannot be tried in a court of law when he is dispensing his duties as President, whether in or out of office. Those courtesies do not extend to the Ministers of Government, therefore private individuals or Opposition can go after those Government Ministers who have violated the law.Guyana is in a full-fledged dictatorship, where the Constitution is bent to serve only one set of individuals. As the lyrics of the good old song states “Heaven help us all.”Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

first_imgThe Government of Liberia has announced that it will hold a memorial service for the late former chairperson of the Council of State, Madam Ruth Sando Fahnbulleh Perry.The service will take place at the Good Shepard Episcopal Church in Paynesville City at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 25.According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry release, tributes will be paid during the service by the Government of Liberia and various women’s groups, among others.The late Mrs. Perry died in Colombus, Ohio, United States of America, January 8, 2017. She was 77.Vice President Joseph N. Boakai represented the Government of Liberia at the funeral which was held at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, January 28. She was laid to rest at the Glenn Rest Memorial Cemetery in Columbus.The late Mrs. Perry served as the third Interim Chair of the Council of State during the country’s civil crisis from September 3, 1996 to August 2, 1997. She succeeded Professor Wilton G. S. Sankawulo and presided over the transition of power to Mr. Charles Taylor following the 1997 special elections.As a civilian chair of the five-member Council of State, Madam Perry served along with warring faction leaders Charles Taylor of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia; Alhaji G. V. Kromah of the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy; Dr. George Boley of the Liberia Peace Council; and two other civilian members, Mr. Oscar Quiah and Chief Tamba Taylor.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 Metropolitan Transportation Authority board – on which Antonovich has a seat – is exploring the inland transfer-station idea along with other plans to move products through the county’s highways, railways and ports as part of a statewide program to increase commerce while creating as little pollution as possible. The money for the ambitious plan could come from a $20 billion transportation-bond measure approved by voters last year. Of that, about $2 billion is up for grabs for projects such as the inland port. The plan might also be eligible for some of an additional $1 billion set aside for air-quality programs. The California Transportation Commission will divvy up the money this year after state lawmakers decide what kinds of projects qualify. Site still tentative The inland port is also under consideration for the eastern edge of the San Gabriel Valley, but the wide-open spaces of the Antelope Valley make that region a more attractive prospect, said Michael Cano, Antonovich’s transportation deputy. An exact spot for the facility hasn’t been determined. Willie Cook, who hauls truckloads of produce and meat between Nebraska and L.A., said a port in the Antelope Valley would provide tremendous relief from his long trip to the oceanside ports, where there’s little room to park his rig or stay safely overnight. “It would be so nice if we didn’t have to drive to L.A.,” Cook, 61, said as he walked his dog at a truck stop in Castaic. The inland port could spark economic growth for the region by creating a new industry and jobs for residents, Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford said. The proposal includes connecting the 14 and 15 freeways via a high-speed route that could link airports in Victorville and Palmdale, making the facilities bigger players in the movement of goods. “We certainly have lots of room,” Ledford said. “This could make us more competitive.” About half the goods coming into the L.A. and Long Beach seaports stay in Southern California, said Theresa Adams Lopez, spokeswoman for the Port of Los Angeles. The rest is hauled back to stores and warehouses across the country – leaving the state to pick up the tab for the wear and tear from 18-wheelers on roadways and leaving commuters to sit in gridlock. And with activity at both ports expected to increase as overseas trade keeps growing, the highway traffic will only get worse without a project such as the transfer station. With money from the 2006 bond measure still hanging in the balance, Antonovich will also look for financial support from state and congressional leaders. He’s also considering other techniques to pay for the freeway connections – from truck tolls to public-private partnerships. In addition, Antonovich wants to establish a federal freight trust fund that could be generated by money coming into the ports and going directly to roadway improvements and expansion, Cano said. Road funds dwindle Currently, money to build roadways comes from the federal Highway Trust Fund, financed by a gasoline tax. Officials say the fund is dwindling because Americans are driving more fuel-efficient cars and filling up less often at the pump. Still, to truck driver Patrick Zurakowski, driving in L.A. traffic is simply part of the job, although he admits having a new “port” in northern Los Angeles County would make the trip smoother. “It would be easier not to drive to the ports in L.A.,” he said. “But somebody is going to still have to do it.” (818) 713-3746160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Seeking a solution to L.A.’s congested freeways, a county official has proposed creating an “inland port” in the Antelope Valley where big rigs would pick up goods transported there by rail instead of driving to seaside ports. The idea by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is aimed at shifting a significant chunk of the 22,000 daily truck trips to and from the seaports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to the county’s rural outskirts on the 5, 14 and 15 freeways. Goods would be hauled on existing train tracks from the seaports to an Antelope Valley “inland port” transfer station, where they would be loaded onto trucks bound for markets nationwide. “An `inland port’ would reduce truck-related congestion and pollution throughout the county,” Antonovich said. last_img

first_imgWHITTIER – Employees of a local medical-supply company are not only working diligently in the office, they also are working on their down time making blankets for local children’s charities. “It’s a way for our employees to give back to the communities they work in,” said Jeff Felton, president of Zee Medical, a supplier of first aid, safety and training solutions. “We’re in the health-care business, so it’s appropriate we participate in a program like this that benefits the different communities.” Zee Medical, a subsidiary of McKesson Corp., has local offices in Whittier, Industry and Santa Fe Springs, which all take part in the blanket program. Curt Tisdell, the company’s western region manager, said employees are putting together a list of charities that they would like to see receive the blankets, including Para Los Ninos and Children of the Night. Employees on Thursday gave out blankets and stuffed gorillas to a small group of children referred by the Los Angeles County’s Department of Social Services. “Seeing the happy faces of the children will be a catalyst for \ to make even more blankets,” Tisdell said. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img Rachid Ghezzal celebrates scoring for Lyon 1 Leicester City, Southampton and Sunderland are all interested in Lyon winger Rachid Ghezzal.The Algerian has enjoyed a great season in Ligue 1, scoring eight goals and weighing in with the same number of assists in 29 league games.The 24-year-old’s run in the Lyon team was mainly down to the absence of Nabil Fekir through injury and now that he is back Ghezzal is considering his options.Ghezzal’s contract expires in a year’s time and he has yet to agree an extension.Leicester, Southampton and Sunderland, according to Foot Mercato, are all interested and monitoring Ghezzal’s talks with Lyon.And if the winger snubs the opportunity to pen a new deal then the Premier League trio are ready to make formal offers.last_img

first_imgTHE European Surfing Championships continue in Bundoran.And what a scorcher those taking part can expect today – with good surf and lovely temperatures in the 20s! Not a bad advertisement for Donegal to countries around the world.Watch our latest video from EuroSurf 2011 by clicking Play.DDTV VIDEO: MORE ACTION FROM EUROSURF 2011 IN BUNDORAN was last modified: September 28th, 2011 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:european surfing championships bundoran donegaleurosurf 2011 videolast_img read more

first_imgDonegal’s digital and creative businesses will step into the spotlight at the start of October for a series of events, meetings and a digital master class, all organised by the Local Enterprise Office through its Creative Coast programme.The creative and digital gatherings will kick off at 7pm on Tuesday October 3 in Buncrana’s Inishowen Gateway Hotel, when Inishowen-based photographer Jay Doherty will talk about the perseverance and determination needed to succeed in business.Jay will be joined on the night by creative industries expert David Parrish, who over the coming months will be working with Local Enterprise Office, Donegal, on a new pilot programme called ‘Generate.’ “The search is ongoing for businesses for this new pilot business development programme and we’d urge interested businesses to come along. Those selected for ‘Generate’ will receive ongoing support from David and the project will focus on digital businesses with the potential to grow and create jobs. He will offer one to one business advice sessions, drawing on his work in the creative industries worldwide,” said Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise in Donegal.The following day, Wednesday October 4, David Parrish will conduct an interactive Digital Masterclass in the Local Enterprise Office in Letterkenny.“The workshop on business growth strategies is designed for digital businesses and will use examples from successful digital businesses around the world to illustrate different growth strategies and creative business models, suitable for growing digital enterprises,” David explained.He suggested that by the end of the half-day workshop, participants will have considered a range of strategies that could be adopted and adapted to suit their own businesses, to help them to grow. Meanwhile, on Thursday October 5, the latest creative cluster meeting for Fashion and Textiles will take place in Letterkenny IT at 7pm. That meeting – aimed at anyone in the county with an interest in the business of fashion and textiles – will also be attended by David Parrish.“Through our engagement with the creative sectors we are keen to develop the conditions required for creative entrepreneurs to succeed. The meetings and events in October are part of that ongoing process and hopefully creative and digital businesses in Donegal will be eager to get involved.”Anyone wishing to attend the creative event in Buncrana on Tuesday 3rd October or a spot on the Digital Masterclass on Wednesday 4th October can book a place online at to shine on Donegal’s digital and creative businesses was last modified: September 28th, 2017 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:CReative CoastDavid ParrishdonegalLEOlast_img read more

first_imgMedia invitation to examine South Africa’s infrastructure and institutionsBy offering to acquire South African retailer at Massmart for an estimated $4.2 billion, Wal-Mart, the US retail giant, recently joined the parade of global companies looking to South Africa as a springboard into what is increasingly seen as the world’s last great investment frontier.Is this new sense of optimism about South Africa and its continent justified? Does South Africa have the right stuff to be a launch pad for Africa’s economic takeoff? Was South Africa’s successful hosting of the 2010 FIFA World CupTM a one-off triumph or was it evidence of the country’s broader capacity to render terms like first and third world obsolete.My colleagues and I, at the International Marketing Council of South Africa would like to give you an opportunity to make up your own minds and share your conclusions with your readers, listeners and viewers. To that end, we invite you to join journalists from all over the world in a media tour that will run between November 27 and December 5, 2010.The tour will focus on three fundamental aspects of South Africa’s growth story: transport, energy and the economy’s institutional base. South Africa has been making huge investments in infrastructure, and a great deal more is in the pipeline. You will have an opportunity to make an informed judgment on what has been achieved, what still needs to be done and whether South Africa deserves to be rated among the world’s most dynamic emerging markets.Enclosed is a preliminary programme and list of speakers. If you would like to be part of the tour, please register online on, MediaTour2010 or if you have further questions feel free to contact me or Lynette Oelschig, Director: Strategic Marketing and Communication, on +27 011 483 0122 or via email: look forward to hearing from youSincerely, Miller M MatolaChief Executive Officer << Back to Media Tour 2010last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentGrowing hemp in Ohio got a big push from the state legislature July 17 as the General Assembly sent Senate Bill 57 to Gov. Mike DeWine’s desk for his signature. SB 57 creates a hemp cultivator license as well as a hemp processing license program to be administered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.The House voted 88-3 to pass the hemp legalization bill. The House also voted to include an emergency clause, which was needed in part so farmers could plant hemp as soon as possible. The Senate agreed to the bill and the emergency clause and overwhelmingly passed the hemp legislation as well.Before the hemp program can be fully operational in Ohio, rules still need to be developed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the state program sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its approval. However, this legislation is a positive step forward. “Ohio Farm Bureau views hemp production in Ohio as a good opportunity for farmers to diversify their crop options, and we look forward to working with Ohio Department of Agriculture on the new program,” said Tony Seegers, OFBF director of state policy.  Rep. Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) told Hannah News Service that hemp could be a huge cash crop for Ohio farmers and it grows almost anywhere using little or no fertilizer. He also noted its wide range of uses, including for food, clothing, nutritional supplements, manufacturing and paper. When voting for the legislation, several lawmakers noted that the significant challenges farmers have faced in the past year. “It’s been a terrible year with the tariffs that have been added from the federal government, as well as the rain that’s been unpredictable,” House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) told Hannah News Service. “We know that the hemp industry is a growing industry where there is a lot of opportunity for farmers to grow their businesses, literally and figuratively. We hope that many people take advantage of it.”Hemp or marijuanaHemp, now legal in Ohio, and its illegal cousin marijuana are species of cannabis, but they have different properties. Marijuana contains much more tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) than hemp. THC is the part of a cannabis plant that can cause a psychoactive effect in certain concentrations, but hemp plants generally do not contain enough THC to produce a “high” and its properties can be used in a large variety of products.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more