Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms “I can say that it was the best decision I’ve made in my life to come to Manchester City because whilst I’m here I’m improving as a professional and as a person,” Jesus told the club website.Also, Spanish winger Pedro signed a one-year contract extension at Chelsea.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The 31-year-old Pedro, who arrived from Barcelona in 2015, extended his contract to 2020.He has played 131 games for Chelsea, scoring 28 times. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Baseball’s World Series to start October 23 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – In this file photo dated Monday, July 2, 2018, Brazil’s Gabriel Jesus controls the ball during the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia. Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus extended his Manchester City contract on Friday Aug. 3, 2018, to 2023, adding two more years to his previous deal. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, FILE)MANCHESTER, England — Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus extended his Manchester City contract on Friday to 2023, adding two more years to his previous deal.Jesus joined City in January 2017, and has 24 goals in 53 matches. He helped City win the English Premier League and League Cup last season.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National University and Far Eastern University pulled off similar dramatic wins on Tuesday and set explosive semifinals encounters with the NCAA’s best in the 7th Philippine Secondary Schools Basketball Championship Rain or Shine Cup at SGS gym in Quezon City.The NU Bullpups rode on the heroics of Karl Kevin Quiambao to nip University of Santo Tomas, 76-75, while the FEU Baby Tamaraws outlasted Chiang Kai Shek, 68-62, to also advance to the knockout semifinal stage.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Reveling in his first PBA championship, Chito Victolero shares credit for Magnolia feat Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title NU will face reigning titlist San Beda while FEU takes on former NCAA champion La Salle Greenhills in the last four.The Red Cubs continued their rampage with a 93-55 thumping of the Xavier School Golden Stallions. The La Salle Greenies ousted Jose Rizal U, 76-73.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 Chriss View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk 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 MOST READ
Dear Editor,Sir Winston Churchill famously said: “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last” and so it has been in this period since the successful no-confidence motion on December 21, 2018.A constitutional crisis looms. President David Granger is fueling anxiety with his refusal to accept the rule of law; refusal to respect the Constitution; refusal to admit his Administration has fallen; refusal to set a date for General and Regional Elections.An abdication of responsibility and a revealing flaw in leadership quality finally exposed to those with eyes to see. And for all this, the appeasers bow and scrape in efforts to spare him offence, hurt, ridicule or scorn.The appeasement of Granger runs the gamut of ridiculous to sublime. Dr David Hinds speaks to the subversion of the Constitution by Granger as “outmanoeuvring the Opposition” while journalist Dennis Chabrol’s question at a press conference posited Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo was ‘complicit’ in the impending crisis for not offering to extend the legally binding 90-day election clock.Chabrol knows that Granger has made no demands of Jagdeo for any extension or any other concession.Granger has simply shut his mouth and is allowing his minions to sow seeds of confusion.If Granger wants to legally occupy the office of the President past March 19, 2019, he will need assistance from Jagdeo; in return, he must acknowledge the Constitution as law and set out a plan for elections 2019.Then, and only then, can Jagdeo legally act! Without a date on the table, any act by Jagdeo to extend the life of the executive and legislature is just as illegal as Granger’s refusals to date.Editor, civil society actors, while fully acknowledging the intransigence of Granger as the source of angst, have still found ways to suggest that the solution lies with Leader of the Opposition who is urged into ‘action’.This is nothing more than a cry for leadership; nature abhors a vacuum, the silence from the incumbent Chanderpaul Drive is unnerving the populace.While APNU/AFC wages a ‘shadow’ campaign with taxpayers monies, sing of ‘war’ at Congress Place, make the vilest claims of extra-judicial killings of ‘black’ people, the PPP/C is talking about the issues of corruption, mismanagement, incompetence, cronyism and nepotism of this tiny cabal. Despite the starkly different approaches to the 2019 election campaign, another set of appeasers would have you believe that the approach of the PPP/C is the same as APNU/AFC.Timothy Jonas talks of “the two major parties being divisive and seeking to polarise” while McCormack’s Guyana Human Rights Organisation (GHRA) in calling for “an agreement by the two major political parties to stop fueling ethnic insecurity” said “both parties are beginning to mobilise in ways that do not inspire confidence”.I would suggest that such commentators are simply dusting off old sentiments and have not done any actual observing. In every public statement, press conference or meeting, the PPP/C has been vociferous in its calls for inclusivity, urging its supporters to recognise the evolution that is happening within the ranks of the party.Yet the GHRA executive has seemingly not noticed, as they also failed to notice PNC’s Health Minister’s public announcement of a party card requirement for job seekers.If you cannot be fair nor balanced in observation, your credibility is eroded and your organisation becomes as fossilised as the leadership.During a recent conversation with longstanding member of the PPP, Shirley Edwards MP, a grand old lady who lived through the horrors of ethnic warfare in 1962 but who holds no rancour, and talks with passion about the strides the people of our nation have made towards racial harmony “Race relations have been evolving and I believe we are witnessing the first elections where issues are the main focus, not the colour of skin” this coupled with the burgeoning multi-ethnic membership of the PPP/C is enough to dispel thoughts that the party has any interest in stirring ethnic insecurities or needs political partners to ably represent all ethnicities in Guyana.Guyanese must stop this practice of appeasement and stand up to bullyism; social commentators must be brave enough to stand up to the APNU/AFC. Appeasers are reminded that the undecided are always the first meal of the dictatorial crocodile.Respectfully,Robin Singh
…brace yourself for what is about to come ‒ ManickchandUnconscionable, a waste of time and an exercise in futility were the reaction to the 2017 National Estimates by former Education Minister Priya Manickchand, as she made her presentation on the annual debate which got underway Monday in the National Assembly.Former Education Minister Priya Manickchand during her presentation in the National AssemblyManickchand, a frontbencher in the Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), in an impassioned presentation joined her colleague Parliamentarians in the Opposition benches, to call on Government to withdraw the Budget and craft a new one in keeping with the guidelines of the Constitution of Guyana.She was in fact adamant that the reaction on the part of Government ministers to the growing voices of discontent is indicative of a disrespectful, arrogant and insensitive Administration which is simply being a bully.The coalition A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government, according to Manickchand, “is being a bully.”The former Government minister in the PPP/C Administration told the House that the 2017 Budget is the first such in recent history that has been so widely criticised by formal bodies, such as the Private Sector Commission (PSC), in addition to the citizenry.Manickchand told the House that she would have been happy to be able to congratulate the Minister on an early Budget, had its contents been in keeping with the needs of the people.She dismissed the 2017 Budget as a short-term spending plan—a plan that does not define a trajectory for the nation over the next five or ten years.The Budget instead lacks innovation since there are no plans to promote growth, she said.Manickchand told the debate that the Budget is also devoid of any measures that would tackle the constraints facing the private sector, such as unavailable human capital, high energy costs and lack of access to capital.Reminding the House that as Opposition Members of Parliament, her colleagues are representing a vast section of the Guyanese population, Manickchand boldly asserted that the 2017 Budget is in fact useless and ill thought out.MisleadingSpeaking to some of the effects of the allocations and measures in the 2017 Budget, Manickchand used the occasion to rubbish the decision by Government to apply Value Added Tax (VAT) to all of the budget agencies.According to Manickchand, this in itself defeats the arguments by Finance Minister Winston Jordan, who had suggested that the spending on Education has been increased over the previous year.Manickchand countered, saying that the Minister is being misleading since with the application of VAT at least $1 billion has been slashed from the Ministry’s expenditures.She suggested that the monies being taken back by Government could have in fact been invested to upgrade the infrastructure in the education system, but what obtains is that Government has in fact robbed the children of the nation.A visibly livid Manickchand also railed against Government’s decision to apply VAT on education materials and queried if Government had seriously thought out the consequences of the collective Cabinet decision.According to the former Education Minister, there are more than 15,000 students in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) alone that attend private schools and will now be subjected to paying fees that will now attract a 14 per cent VAT.Manickchand queried if Government was prepared to accommodate those students should they be unable to afford private schools.Taxing the nationShe lambasted the Administration’s inability to present a long-term developmental plan such as serious investments in the University of Guyana, a Deep Water Harbour, or investments in human capital.“There is nothing new in this Budget, just an attempt to tax the nation… it is a waste of time, it’s useless, an exercise on futility, it is a waste of time in terms of developing this country,” according to Manickchand.She stated that what Government is in fact focused on is taxes on just about everything, including educational and medical services and supplies.“People now have to pay VAT on medical services, on medicines,” Manickchand said, and suggested that persons cannot even afford to get a headache now since medications will now be 14 per cent more expensive.She lambasted too the imposition of VAT on accessories required by the differently abled.Manickchand observed that in a year when the Finance Ministry boasts of a sign language interpreter for the presentation of the 2017 Budget, the Minister has instead slapped VAT on hearing aids.The former Education Minister also lambasted the Administration over the proposed measure to remove items from the zero-rated list that would in fact drive up the cost of living for all.“This is a brace-your-self budget… Brace yourself Guyana for what is about to come,” Manickchand said, even as she sought to castigate the decision to apply VAT on the staple of any child’s education—play dough.According to Manickchand, the promises of the APNU/AFC coalition were in fact big fat lies, and that Budget 2017 now only promises prosperity by taxation. (Gary Eleazar)
Silva will leave City with an array of honours which already includes four league titles, four League Cups and two FA Cups.The Spaniard is guaranteed a permanent place in the club’s folklore, but Guardiola admitted he could not have foreseen such a career when Silva left Valencia for the Etihad in 2010 for what now seems a bargain £24 million ($29 million) move.“You can play a good season but he’s done it for 10 seasons, it is almost incredible. Big congratulations. For all the City fans – me included – it is a privilege,” said Guardiola.“Hopefully in his last season, he can be here and be who he is, play the way he wants to play and we will try to make him happy.”– ‘I was wrong’ –Guardiola was a big admirer of Silva during his time in Spain, but admitted that even he has been surprised by his success in England.“He’s one of the most intelligent players I’ve ever seen,” he said.“Moving in these small spaces he’s really good, one of the best.“But he’s tiny, a little player, not a box-to-box player and my image of England from the outside, I thought ‘maybe he’s going to suffer’. Happily, I was wrong.“That was my first impression. But obviously from the beginning, it is not just a fact that David played well this season or two seasons ago. He’s played well with all the managers, Roberto (Mancini), Manuel (Pellegrini) and with us.“He’s a huge competitor. How he reacts to the bad moments. His specific qualities help him survive in the Premier League. He should be so proud.”Silva was also selected to succeed Vincent Kompany as City’s club captain this season, a decision taken collectively by the first team squad.And while Guardiola acknowledged he is a very different personality to the more vocal, charismatic Kompany, the Catalan approved of the decision.“He’s a nice guy, a normal guy,” said Guardiola. “He has a lot of experience, knows exactly what the team needs, what he has to do.2Every captain is different, has a different personality. But I’m not going to say anything about it, he has to do what he believes. The players chose him, I’m not involved.”0Shares0000(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Silva surprise: Pep Guardiola praised David Silva’s ability to adapt to English football © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 23 – David Silva is in line to make the 400th appearance of his extraordinary Manchester City career with manager Pep Guardiola admitting he never expected his star playmaker to survive in the English game.The 33-year-old will reach the landmark should he play in City’s visit to Bournemouth on Sunday at the start of what will be his last season in the Premier League.
DDTV: Gerry Collins, the former smoker who, along with his family, has led this year’s QUIT campaign has inspired thousands of Donegal people to stop smoking.Gerry sadly passed away in March and as part of his and his family’s final contribution to the QUIT campaign, we are publishing a new short film called Gerry’s Story – a short film about family, loss and gratitude. The film is a final summation of Gerry’s message for smokers and for everyone.It includes many of the moments and messages that we’ve seen in his three TV ads, but allows for a more detailed and deeper picture of himself, his circle of friends and family life, the thoughts of his loved ones, how it was for all of them to be part of the campaign, and their shared experience of his smoking, his illness and his final months.Please click play to watch – and please share it. DDTV: A SHORT FILM ON THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SMOKER GERRY COLLINS was last modified: June 17th, 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:final filmGerry CollinsQUIT campaignsmokervideo
Carlos Tevez wanted by Conte – Tevez has confirmed in an interview with Radio La Red that he rejected a move to Chelsea after receiving a direct phone call from Conte. He said: Conte called me to go to Chelsea, and I told him no. I wasnt in a good way, and I had to think about a lot of things. It was Boca or retire. 5 Read all about the Gabriel Barbosa report, below, then click the arrow, right, to see all the latest Chelsea transfer rumours – Gabigol, as he is known in Brazil, is still on the Blues radar after his proposed move to Juventus has stalled, report Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport. They say there is a dispute over the players ownership as Santos only own 40 per cent of the player, while his parents also own 40 per cent and Doyen Sports Management own the remaining 20 per cent. 5 5 5 Jeffrey Bruma return? – Another player who has said he rejected the Blues this summer is former defender Bruma. Bruma rose through the academy before being sold to PSV in 2013 and after joing Wolfsburg this summer, he told German newspaper Bild: I could have re-signed for Chelsea, who wanted me. Wolfsburg is a club where I can play. At Chelsea or Inter, it would have been difficult for me to make the next step. 5 Euro 2016 hero William Carvalho Blues-bound? – Chelsea will go head-to-head with Everton for the signature of Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon. The Daily Mirror report that Conte has targeted the Euro 2016 winner after missing out on Romas Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan. With just over two weeks until the Premier League season kicks off, Chelsea are looking to make some more moves in the transfer market.The Blues have already brought in N’Golo Kante from Leicester City and Michy Batshuayi from Marseille for a combined £63m but Antonio Conte is hoping to add to those with another three or four signings.Chelsea are looking to regain the Premier League title they did so little to defend last season and Conte is reportedly working them very hard in preseason in order to make sure they do.But which new faces could be at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground by their opening game against West Ham on August 15?Click the arrow above, right, to see all the latest Chelsea transfer rumours. Kalidou Koulibaly to boost Chelsea’s defence – Chelsea have made a new £38m bid for Koulibaly, according to Sky Sports Italia. The Napoli defender is refusing to sign a new deal with the Serie A club and his agent Bruno Satin confirmed this week that Chelsea are in for Koulibaly. He said: Chelsea still want him and theres time to close the deal. Weve decided to leave for economic reasons. After what happened to Higuain though, Kalidou will not be leaving for Juventus or another competitor.
A busy Letterkenny cafe is seeking to appoint a manager.The ideal candidate should have at least three years experience in the catering or restaurant business.An excellent remuneration package awaits the ideal candidate. Please apply by sending your CV to email@example.com.The closing date for CVs is next Friday, April 17th.JOB VACANCY: BUSY CAFE SEEKS MANAGER was last modified: April 13th, 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:CafédonegalJob Vacancyletterkenny
UPDATED: THREE fire tenders and several Gardai have cordoned off a garage in Gaoth Dobhair after a fire – and will remain there overnight.Experts fear gas cylinders inside the premises in the townland of Glasagh could expode.We understand a blaze began when welding equipment caught fire at the premises near a local shop. The road between Teach Jack’s pub and Bloody Foreland is still closed while experts examine the scene. It could be lunchtime tomorrow before the road re-opens – causing long diversions for parents taking children to and from schools in the area.One neighbour told us: “It appears that welding equipment caught fire.“Thankfully no-one has been hurt and the fire is under control but there would be gas cylinders on the premises and there is a danger they could explode.”The area could be sealed off for some time while experts continue their examination of the scene. DONEGALDAILY.COM – FIRST WITH THE NEWS© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved. No-one quoted in this story has spoken to anyone else.The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comUPDATED EXPLOSION FEARS AT WEST DONEGAL FIRE ALERT was last modified: December 7th, 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:alertfireFIRE SERVICEGaoth DobhairGardai