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Trump hits back at LeBron James over racial division comments

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. That echoed comments he made in January that Trump had “given people and racism… an opportunity to be out and outspoken without fear.”Indeed, this week’s exchange is just the latest in a long-running feud between James and the president.In June, Trump said that neither the Cleveland Cavaliers — James’ previous team — nor the Golden State Warriors would be invited to the White House following the NBA Finals.He was responding to remarks by then-Cavs star James and Warriors ace Stephen Curry, who both said they would not attend a White House reception.Last year, Trump also withdrew an invitation to the NBA champions Warriors after Curry and several teammates indicated misgivings about attending a White House event.James described Trump as a “bum” following the furor.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Astros edge Dodgers in World Series rematch Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal “He’s kind of used sport to… divide us and that’s something I can’t relate to, because I know that sport was the first time I ever was around someone white. You know?” said James, who on Monday opened an elementary school for at-risk youth in his native Akron, Ohio.Trump’s comment sparked huge reaction on Twitter from James’ backers.“We got your back @KingJames Someone sure sound like they wish they was you.”, tweeted linebacker Bobby Wagner of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks.James, who ranks seventh in career National Basketball Association scoring, also told CNN Tuesday he would “never sit across” from Trump, whom he accuses of emboldening racists.“I think (racism’s) always been there. But I think the president in charge now has given people — they don’t care now, they throw it to your face,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms In an interview on Tuesday — also broadcast late Friday — James told CNN he believed Trump “is kind of trying to divide us.” Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins FILE – President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on immigration policy at Morrelly Homeland Security Center, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Bethpage, N.Y. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)US President Donald Trump sniped back at NBA great LeBron James late Friday, days after the basketball player and philanthropist accused him of fueling racial divides in the United States.“Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, (CNN presenter) Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do,” the president tweeted of the Los Angeles Lakers player.ADVERTISEMENT Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2018FEATURED 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’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

GECOM ready for Nomination Day – PRO

first_imgIn less than eight weeks, Guyanese will be heading to the polls and in preparation for the upcoming March 2 General and Regional Elections, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is all set to host Nomination Day on Friday.GECOM PRO Yolanda Ward at the lunchtime lecture organised by the Guyana Press Association (GPA) on Tuesday at Moray HouseThis is according to GECOM’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Yolanda Ward, who delivered a presentation to members of the media on Tuesday, on the practices, procedures and laws relating to the conduct of Nomination Day.On that day, each party contesting the elections will have to submit their list of candidates for the election of a President, members of the National Assembly and members of the Regional Democratic Councils to the Chief Elections Officer.This will be done at the Umana Yana, High Street, Kingston, Georgetown on Friday from 13:00 to 17:00h.Moreover, the Nomination Day process began last month when political parties had to submit their party symbols to GECOM by December 13, 2019. This, Ward explained, was to allow the Commission to examine the symbols and give approval to avoid issues such as duplication. This way, parties will be informed of ahead of Nomination Day and will be able to make adjustments.However, she explained that parties are allowed also to submit their symbols on Nomination Day as well.GECOM had reported that 19 political parties have submitted symbols thus far and of these, 14 are new parties. While the two main political parties – the Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) and the A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC) coalition – have been gearing up March 2 polls, there have been the formation of several new and small parties over the past months. As a matter of fact, so far, there have been 19 parties indicating interest in contending the upcoming elections.According to Ward, the law prescribed that the submissions of the lists of candidates will have to be done strictly on Nomination Day and within the timeframe set – no time earlier or later. She went on to explain how the lists are formed and who should be on each list.The GECOM PRO pointed out that all the lists must be registered electors. For the National Top-Up List, it should comprise of 300-330 nominators, 42 candidates (persons to be elected to sit in National Assembly) who all need a statutory declaration form in the presence of a Commissioner of Oaths or Justice of Peace, and include the name of the Presidential Candidate.The Statutory Declaration form is what candidates sign to indicate that they are Guyanese and do not have dual citizenship. According to Ward, the onus is on the Candidates to be honest when they sign the statutory forms since the laws do not provide for false declarations made by candidates.Meanwhile, the Geographical Constituency (Administrative Regions) List must include 150-175 nominators from each constituency and no more than 45 candidates.It must be noted that parties are not mandated to contest both General and Regional Elections. Likewise, they are not mandated to contest in all 10 geographical constituencies but they must contest in at least six of those regions.With regards to the Regional Elections, the Regional Democratic Council List must comprise of 150-175 nominators for each constituency – all residing in the said region, and 12 to 36 candidates also from within the region. They too are required to sign a statutory form.Candidates and nominators can only appear on one party’s lists – both National Top-up and Geographical Constituency Lists – but only on one of that party’s geographical lists.Parties are also required to have one-third female presence on their National Top-Up List and same on the combined Geographical Constituency Lists in accordance with gender balance laws.These requirements, as well as others, will be examined by Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield on Nomination Day and those parties whose lists, even one, do not meet all the requirements will be deemed defective.Parties will have 24 hours after Nomination Day to notify the CEO in writing of death and/or withdrawals of candidates and/or nominators. In addition, parties can also withdraw their lists but this will have to be done in writing by both the representative and deputy of the lists and before the lists are approved.On January 12, the CEO will inform the representative and/or deputies of the defective lists of same and they will have until the following day to make and submit the corrections.On January 15, the CEO will inform of the approval and/or non-approval of the lists by the Elections Commission. Parties will also have up until January 16 to make any appeals to the High Court based on the decisions of the Commission.Additionally, representatives and/or their deputies will have until January 17 to notify the CEO of any joiner of lists by two or more parties. Finally, on January 19, the titles and symbols of the approved lists of each party will be published in the gazette along with the names of the candidates.The CEO will make these lists available for public scrutiny.last_img read more

Judiciary urged not to facilitate Govt’s conspiracy to undermine Constitution

first_img…court has no jurisdiction to extend Constitution’s 90-day election provision – PPPThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has made it clear that the Judiciary has no power to extend the 90-day deadline for holding elections after a no-confidence vote that is mandated by the Constitution of Guyana.This is even as a court case was filed on Friday by a private citizen, Compton Herbert Reid, seeking to reverse the Government’s loss of the no-confidence vote on December 21, 2018, on the basis that parliamentarian Charrandas Persaud was not qualified to be elected to the National Assembly because of his Canadian citizenship. Reid is also seeking an extension of the constitutionally required 90-day deadline for elections. According to the PPP in a statement on Friday, the party will be joining the proceedings in order to defend Guyana’s democracy.“Having failed to persuade the Speaker of the National Assembly to reverse his ruling on the No-confidence Motion and thereby violate the Constitution of Guyana, the coalition Government has now moved to the Judiciary to get the Judiciary to do likewise, in their desperate attempt to hold onto the reins of Government,” the Party stated.“The Judiciary has no jurisdiction to violate or extend any timeframe prescribed by the Constitution, since the Constitution is supreme and the Judiciary is subject to the Constitution, not vice versa,” the Party added.Citing the arguments contained in the fixed date application, the Party observed that the case largely rests on whether now expelled Alliance For Change (AFC) Parliamentarian Charrandas Persaud was qualified to be elected to the National Assembly because of his Canadian citizenship.“We must point out that it is the very A Partnership for National Unity/AFC who placed Charrandas Persaud in the National Assembly in the first place and relied on his vote for the past three years. Now this self-serving bunch is prepared to put the entire nation into chaos and do untold damage to our national interest by invalidating everything done and every law passed in the Parliament, since 2015.”“Fortunately, the Constitution makes provisions for such eventualities and deficiencies of these types cannot invalidate proceedings, in which a member soA clerk from Attorney Rex McKay’s chambers filing within the High Court’s registry on Fridayaffected, may have participated,” the PPP statement added.The Party cited Article 165(2) of the Constitution, which states: “The Assembly may act notwithstanding any vacancy in its membership (including any vacancy not filled when the Assembly first meets after the commencement of this Constitution or after any dissolution of Parliament) and the presence or participation of any person not entitled to be present at or to participate in the proceedings of the Assembly shall not invalidate those proceedings.”“The legal proceeding filed is, therefore, frivolous and is simply intended to be used by the coalition Government as a lifeline to remain unlawfully and unconstitutionally in office. We expect that this matter would be heard on a day-to-day basis.”“Needless to say, we will join the proceedings and we ask other interested parties, who wish to take an active part in the protection of our Constitution and democracy to do likewise,” the Party added in its statement.The writIn a section of the affidavit, submitted to the High Court, it is stated that an application is being made for a declaration from the court that Persaud is not qualified as a member of the National Assembly.According to the document filed, Persaud “…by virtue of his own act and acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience and adherence to a foreign power to wit, the Sovereign State of Canada, in contravention of Article 155 (1) (a) of the Constitution of Guyana”.  Reid, the private citizen who filed the legal challenge is arguing that the former MP’s vote was null and void, noting that, “There were only 32 valid votes of ‘yes’ in favour of the motion of no-confidence and 32 against”.Prominent Attorney Rex McKay filed the challenge on behalf of Reid while the respondents are listed as Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland, Charrandas Persaud and Attorney General Basil Williams.Reid in his affidavit is asking the court to, among other things; grant a court order that will allow the coalition Government to remain in office until the hearing and determination of the case.On December 21, 2018, the No-confidence Motion brought by the parliamentary Opposition – the PPP/Civic – against the Government succeeded when Persaud, a former AFC Member of Parliament, broke rank and made a conscience vote in favour of the motion.With the Government’s defeat, the Constitution of Guyana is clear about the next steps. Article 106 (6) of the Constitution states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”Meanwhile, clause 7 goes on to state that, “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”last_img read more

GAA: FOUR MASTERS ALL-IRELAND FINAL TICKETS FUNDRAISER PROVES A HUGE DRAW

first_imgGAA Fundraiser Proves Huge DrawA fundraising draw being held by Four Masters GAA Club in Donegal Town is gathering huge interest as a result of the main prize which consists of two tickets for the All Ireland Final between Dublin and Mayo and if that’s not enough it includes €250 spending money!The purpose of the fundraiser is to raise badly needed funds to pay for the further development of the brand new training pitch. Eamonn Gorrell, Club Chairman commented: “The draw is extremely necessary to pay-off our financial obligations in respect of the €330,000 bank loan that facilitated the purchase of the site and the development of the training pitch.“This development which began in July 2010 is up and running for teams to train on in the last month. It is part of an overall development programme to ensure that the Club can continue to provide state of the art facilities for the community.”Mr Gorrell added: “The interest in the tickets has certainly gathered momentum recently, we are getting people from across the country and in the diaspora abroad visiting the website to get tickets in the hope of winning tickets to what many are hoping will be a classic footballing encounter. There is great demand by footballing fans to be there and this is driving the fierce interest in our fundraiser”.Tickets are priced at €5 each or book of 5 for €20, books are on sale from committee members and on the Club’s website, www.fourmastersgaa.com. For further information telephone Club Secretary Deborah on 087 986 0192. The draw will take place on Thursday 19th September 2013 in Dom’s Pier One at 9.00pm GAA: FOUR MASTERS ALL-IRELAND FINAL TICKETS FUNDRAISER PROVES A HUGE DRAW was last modified: September 2nd, 2013 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:FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUBwin all-ireland final ticketslast_img read more

No minor feat for Houston’s Gallo.

first_imgCHICAGO — Mike Gallo, Long Beach native, Millikan High graduate, former Long Beach State pitching standout, stood in the Houston Astros dugout early Saturday evening moments before he and his teammates began their pregame World Series warmups for the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. He was shaking his head and smiling, and words were tumbling out of him as quickly as the left-hander has disposed of left-handed hitters for the Astros during the playoffs. “This is an absolute dream come true for me,” says Gallo, who has appeared in three October games for the Astros and not yielded a run in 1 2/3 innings of situational relief work. “I have to keep pinching myself to make sure it’s all for real. “Remember, I pitched in 37 games for the Round Rock Express of the Pacific Coast League before I was called up on July 3. When I arrived back in Houston, (Astros manager) Phil Garner just told me I need you to get out those dangerous left-handed hitters late in the game. And, fortunately, that’s what I’ve been able to do.” He paused, and then resumed, “Look, when you get back to Long Beach, say hello to all my friends like President (Robert) Maxson. Dr. Maxson’s leaving is a terrible loss for Long Beach State. He’s been such a loyal supporter of the Dirtbags. I’ll be back after the World Series, and my wife Kristin and I are planning to live in Sunset Beach.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Mike Gallo has become a vital part of an exceptional Houston bullpen that features three stout right-handers, Brad Lidge irrespective of that dramatic Game 5 home run he yielded to St. Louis’ Albert Pujols in the NLCS Chad Qualls and Dan Wheeler to go with his left-handed offerings. In 36 games during the regular season, he had a solid 2.66 ERA, and was 4-2 with a 3.64 ERA with Round Rock when he was summoned by the Astros. He has divided time between the Astros and the minors for the past three seasons, and hopes the trend won’t continue in 2006. And it won’t if he continues to pitch as effectively as he has the past four months. “I think I’ve become more consistent because of the experience I’ve had in now being in so many big games,” said Gallo. “I understand that you’re going to fail sometimes, and you just can’t let it get you down. I have so much more confidence in myself than I did earlier in my career.” center_img Gallo had plenty of support Saturday night, as his parents, Dwain and Christine Gallo, and his wife and her parents, Andre and Becky Flammang, were in the stands. “This has been an amazing season for our team and for me,” said Gallo. “I start it in the minors, and here am in the World Series. I’m so blessed. I was in the College World Series with the Dirtbags, and now I’m in the World Series with the Astros. How lucky can a guy be?” 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

Shelter set to open in December

first_img “The miracle is it always happens,” she said. “It’s just wonderful. It just all comes together, and it’s coming together again this year.” The Santa Clarita Valley in 2005 is home to about 231,921, with a median household income of $79,200, according to the Goleta, Calif.-based California Economic Forecast. About 77 people used the shelter last year, the SCCDC said. Preheim said she is recruiting volunteers to prepare dinner – she still has about 80 evenings to fill. “We don’t have running water up there and everything needs to be disposable,” she said. “If people bring food, they have to be warm. We don’t have a kitchen up there.” The shelter also needs bottled water, paper plates and plastic utensils; hot drink mixes such as coffee and cocoa;and instant soup, oatmeal and savory snacks. “We like to put that in the lunches,” Preheim said. “A lot of them work, and they need the salt.” Prospective volunteers and donors can contact the SCCDC at (661) 259-2267 for more information. Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 eugene.tong@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – An emergency winter shelter for the homeless is slated to open by mid-December as organizers scramble to rebuild the 40-bed facility from scratch. The Santa Clarita Community Development Corp. aims to open the shelter for the ninth consecutive winter on a county Department of Public Works maintenance yard at 21190 Centre Pointe Parkway between Dec. 9 and 15, officials said Tuesday. The shelter will close March 15. Among the challenges are whether crews can deliver and convert two double-wide trailers into a code-approved shelter; securing portable toilets and wash basins; and hiring two night security guards. The trailers are scheduled to arrive Dec. 5. “The 9th is the most optimistic, and that’s with all the plans lined up,” shelter manager Barbara Preheim said of the opening date. “We can’t guarantee that, but that’s what we’re trying. The latest will be the 15th.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The projected opening dates come after Dec. 1, when winter shelters throughout Los Angeles County are scheduled to open. But it’s earlier than the Dec. 24 opening last year, when politics and the usual rash of NIMBYism endemic to areas near proposed shelter sites clouded the program’s future. The Community Development Corp. does not own property, and shelter organizers must disassemble and rebuild the facility every few years at a new site. It landed at the public works yard last year after its lease with the city of Santa Clarita to operate at the Via Princessa Metrolink station’s parking lot expired. This year, county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich proposed to stage the shelter at the Pitchess Detention Center’s parking lot, in the unincorporated community of Castaic northwest of the city. But area residents shouted down the plan, and with the clock ticking, officials once again turned to the maintenance yard, which is in the city. “Supervisor Antonovich is obviously pleased that we are able to work with all the interested parties to complete the process,” said Tony Bell, a spokesman for the 5th District county supervisor. “We will be able to provide a place for the homeless in the cold winter months.” It’s uncertain where the shelter will go next winter. County officials preferred to focus on this year, while the city wants to press the county to abide by a deal to host the shelter in the unincorporated area alternate years. Despite the annual bout with controversy, Preheim remains optimistic. last_img read more

A performer’s life filled to overflowing

first_imgWhat a wonderful life James Waldman Wolfe had. For more than 50 years, he was Jimmy Casanova, a nightclub performer and opening comedy act for such stars as the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn and Tony Bennett. Only in the 1990s did he become the star, the main act. Not as Jimmy Casanova, but as Jamie the Storyteller. Instead of the nightclubs, he played the grammar-school circuit, children’s hospitals and anywhere else there was a kid who needed a smile, a life’s lesson or a fairy tale to get lost in for awhile. I never knew Jimmy Casanova, but I knew Jamie the Storyteller, and he was exactly as his daughter remembers him – a champagne glass overflowing. Full of life, bubbling over. “I played London and many of the big houses of the world. All that and half-a-buck gets me a ride on a bus today,” Wolfe told me at the time. When Jimmy Casanova died, he didn’t have far to look to find Jamie the Storyteller. Every time he played with his grandkids and worried about their futures in an uncertain world, he knew exactly where he had to take his talent. He started working the literacy circuit at local elementary and junior high schools, introducing kids to Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm. He offered teachers help assisting kids who had learning disabilities and problems. “It’s absolutely wonderful to look out there and see their shy little faces enthralled by the same stories my kids were growing up to,” Wolfe said. “After the stories, we play games and talk about the dangers of smoking, drinking and drugs.” Wolfe also took his act to senior citizen centers, taking his audience for a walk down memory lane. He reprised his “Old Man Bit” – an 85-year-old man watching the world go by from his front porch. He died on Thanksgiving Day at age 85, still working on his act, says his daughter, Casse Forczek. One of her favorite pictures is of her dad and John Lennon in 1964, hamming it up by imitating Napoleon. “My father’s cremation occurred on the same day that the 25th anniversary of John’s tragic death was being honored at Strawberry Fields, Central Park in New York, Dec. 8,” she said. Jimmy Casanova’s last opening act for a big star. “God gave my father a tremendous sense and gift of wit, humor and a great voice to make people laugh, and, at times, shed a tear,” Forczek said. Yeah, what a wonderful life James Waldman Wolfe had. Like a champagne glass overflowing. — Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) 713-3749 dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake When illness and a serious car accident laid Wolfe low in the ’80s, Jimmy Casanova’s career waned. The phone stopped ringing. He didn’t get bitter or try to hang on to the past like most old entertainers do. No, Wolfe buried Casanova and found another stage on which to perform – a bigger, more important stage than he ever appeared on as an opening act. I saw that firsthand, following his new act from room to room at Shriners Children’s Hospital, then over to the Braille Institute, where Jamie the Storyteller put beautiful smiles on the faces of kids who couldn’t see him. But they could hear him, be touched by him, laugh with him. They didn’t need eyes to tell them Jamie the Storyteller was a good man. “In the ’60s, I was comedy upfront for a lot of acts in Las Vegas. I opened for the Beatles on their 1964 Hong Kong tour, and for Elvis a few times. They wanted clean comedy and that was my act.last_img read more

DONEGAL URGED TO DO ITS BIT FOR PINK RIBBON DAY!

first_imgToday is officially Pink Ribbon Day and Donegal is doing its bit to help fight breast cancer.October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Irish Cancer Society is telling everyone that they still need to be breast aware and take care of their health as breast cancer incidence rises by 32% over ten years.Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers and while it primarily affects women each year a small number of men are also diagnosed.The Irish Cancer Society urges everyone to ‘Paint it Pink’ this October and raise vital funds for lifesaving breast cancer research and crucial cancer support services. Two women die every day in Ireland from this disease. Together, we CAN change that!The Irish Cancer Society would like to thank you for your support in the past.Huge breakthroughs are being made in the fight against breast cancer but right now breast cancer is at a tipping point. More women are surviving but more are being diagnosed, than ever before. Two women die every day in Ireland from the disease. Together we are going to change that.By doing whatever it takes, however we can, working tirelessly every day and we urgently need your help this October.1 in 10 women in Ireland will get breast cancer at some point in their lifetimeThe good news is more people are surviving cancer. Recent figures show that 5 year survival rates for breast cancer are at 85%, however we want people to not only survive cancer but to continue to live full and active lives after their treatment and for many to do this they need support. The Cancer Society are asking everyone to get involved and support them by painting an event pink to help the thousands of patients, families and survivors who are affected by breast cancer this year.During October shops, homes, business and towns all over Ireland are painting it pink to raise money and awareness as part of ‘Paint it Pink Campaign’. It is a fun way for people to raise money for the Society’s work across breast cancer funding vital research, advocacy and services to those affected by the disease.The campaign is all about organising a big or small event to ‘paint it pink’ during October and raising money to help fund the Irish Cancer Society’s breast cancer services. Friday 2nd marks ‘Paint it Pink Day’ volunteers in towns around the country will be selling pink ribbons and pins to fight breast cancer.A Paint It Pink Event is coming your way! SAVE THIS DATE! Sat 31st October, 2015 Mt. Errigal Hotel, 7.30pm and play your part in the fight against Breast CancerFor event details check out Facebook at Donegal’s Breast Player 2015.DONEGAL URGED TO DO ITS BIT FOR PINK RIBBON DAY! was last modified: October 2nd, 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:donegalIrish Cancer SocietyPink Ribbon Daylast_img read more

Behind enemy lines, 49ers vs. Packers: 5 questions for opposing beat writer

first_imgSANTA CLARA —  Here is what Matt Schneidman, Green Bay Packers reporter for The Athletic and formerly of the Bay Area News Group, has to say about Sunday’s game between the Packers (8-2) and 49ers (9-1) at Levi’s Stadium:1. Is it true Aaron Jones deserves more MVP consideration than Aaron Rodgers? How so?Aaron Jones #33 of the Green Bay Packers reacts after his first down in the second half against the Carolina Panthers at Lambeau Field on November 10, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo …last_img read more

Manufacturing leads GDP rebound

first_img28 August 2013 South Africa’s economy rebounded in the second quarter, growing at 3.0 percent compared to 0.9 percent in the first quarter, with manufacturing the main driver of the growth, Statistics SA reported on Tuesday. “The seasonally adjusted real GDP [gross domestic product] at market prices for the second quarter of 2013 increased by an annualised rate of 3.0 percent compared with an increase of 0.9 percent during the first quarter of 2013,” Stats SA said in a statement. The nominal GDP at market prices during the second quarter was R836-billion, R23-billion more than in the first quarter. StatsSA attributed the growth to increased activity in manufacturing (up by 1.7 percentage points), finance, real estate and business services (up by 0.8 of a percentage point), the wholesale, retail and motor trade, and catering and accommodation (both up by 0.4 of a percentage point). The mining, agriculture, foresty and fishing were among the negative contributors to second-quarter GDP. South Africa’s manufacturing industry reflected positive growth of 11.5 percent, due to higher production in basic iron and steel, non-ferrous metal products, metal products and machinery, motor vehicles, parts and accessories, glass and non-metallic products, and textiles, clothing and leather products. The growth in finance, real estate and business services was due to increased activities in the banking sector and equity, bond and other financial markets. The mining and quarrying industry reflected negative growth of 5.6 percent, due to lower production in the mining of gold, “other” metal ores (including platinum) and “other” mining and quarrying (including diamonds). The unadjusted real GDP at market prices for the second quarter of 2013 increased by 2.0 percent compared with the second quarter of 2012. The estimate of GDP for the first six months of 2013 increased by 2.0 percent compared with the corresponding period in 2012. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more