Tacloban wipes out Iriga

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tacloban bounced back from an opening day defeat by destroying Iriga, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19, Wednesday night in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Malolos Sports and Convention Center.Jovielyn Prado and Heather Guino-o drilled in 13 points apiece to carry the Fighting Warays to their first win, redeeming themselves from a stinging defeat to PetroGazz (25-22, 25-14, 26-24).ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash PLAY LIST 01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash00:50Trending Articles03:12Philippine’s Taal volcano spews ash02:14Carpio 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 Beermen to test possible import replacement for AZ Reid Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Pocari-Air Force banked on Myla Pablo to thwart PetroGazz, 25-20, 29-31, 25-15, 17-25, 15-5, later in the night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “This is a good win because it boosted our morale. We were able to recover from that ugly loss where we played badly,” said Tacloban coach Nes Pamilar in Filipino. “Now we were able to adjust and get back to our organized game once more.”It was the Oragons’ second defeat in as many matches, after dropping to BanKo-Perlas in the inaugurals (25-14, 19-25, 25-17, 25-9).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 ChrissTacloban dominated the match on both offense and defense, outpointing Iriga (40-33) and committing fewer errors (16-24).Kyle Negrito added six points for Tacloban while tossing 20 excellent sets. Judith Abil and Menchie Tubiera chipped in 13 points each. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View commentslast_img read more

League-leading Tigers nip athletics

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The Athletics, champions of the inaugural Rajah Cup, failed to score on their final possession with Val Acuña missing a couple of three pointers before Robles swatted away Denice Villamor’s potential game-winning jumper at the baseline.Leo Najorda had 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Tigers, who improved to 18-4, showed their readiness for the playoffs by conquering a team known for its strong play at home.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBatangas fell to 13-10 and dropped to fourth in the South.Davao coach Don Dulay said he is no longer concerned whether or not his team finishes at the top of the South division heading into the postseason just as long as the Tigers keep improving. View comments BATANGAS CITY—Unheralded swingman Eman Calo scored on a fastbreak layup with 20 seconds remaining as Davao Occidental hacked out a gutsy 71-70 victory over Batangas City on Saturday night to solidify its hold of top spot in the South division of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Datu Cup.Calo went on a mad sprint to catch Billy Robles’ pass, before finishing at the rim for the marginal basket as the Tigers came out on top in a wild and enthralling endgame before a sizeable crowd at Batangas City Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Morales stays alive 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 “What I want is for the team to get better with our execution,” said Dulay.The Tigers led by as many as 14 points in the second half, before Jeff Viernes willed the Athletics back in the game together with Jhaymo Eguilos.Najorda’s putback pushed Davao ahead, 66-64, but Viernes tied the game anew with two foul shots. Acuña tipped in an Eguilos miss for a two-point spread, but Joseph Terso knocked in a three to give Davao the lead, 69-68.Earlier, Rizal kept its postseason hopes alive by stunning a surprisingly lethargic Pampanga squad, 85-76.Marco Balagtas tallied 19 points, eight rebounds and five assists, while Patrick Bacay finished with 14 points and Eric Dela Cuesta added 13 points for the Crusaders, who still occupy 12th spot in the South division with 7-15 record.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Securitas Security Accused of Bad Labor Practices

first_imgSecuritas Security, one of the firms providing security services for multinational firms and businesses, came under fire yesterday when its aggrieved security officers converged at the main office in Vai Town accusing the management of bad labor practices.The disenchanted workers,  represented by Gafe F. Swary,  told the Daily Observer that the management of the firm had deliberately refused to pay them for the past two months, but diverting their salary money to a construction company owned and managed by the manager, Sam Sanyon. Swary, in an angry mood,  stressed that over the past months the management of the security firm has avoided contacting them and that the workers continue to work without knowing their status.According to him, the management compelled them to work 12 hours without a day off instead of the usual 8 hours.“When we confronted them on the matter, they told us they were not responsible because the nation was in a “state of emergency” and management can, therefore, do anything in line with workers’ demands.”“We live far off from places we work.  As a result of not paying us, we are made to walk long distances which cause us to be late most of the time.  We want our pay to get out of this company’s way because it is involved in a bad labor practices,” Swary stressed.He said clients that hired the services of the firm have terminated the contracts because of management’s refusal to pay the workers.One of the workers said, “Other salaries we got in the past came because we demonstrated against the management.  Without demonstration or strike action against this management, we cannot receive pay for our labor.”Securitas Security Operational Assistant, Flomonah Johnson,  in response to the workers’  allegations,  said the salaries are delayed because their  clients have not paid them.According to him, they have planned to pay the staff on Wednesday (yesterday, Oct. 1, and to reassign people who would want to remain with the entity.He said the companies they serve have terminated the contracts because of the current state of emergency in the country.The Labor sector in Liberia is often vulnerable.  There is often public outcry that managers and owners of entities often exploit people’s labor.It is against such bad labor practices that labor unions and citizens have consistently petitioned the National Legislature to pass the Decent Work Bill Act, which calls,  among other things, for the setting up of a minimum wage for an average Liberian worker.Delay in paying salaries to employees, especially in the private sector, has become a culture, and in most instances some are denied their salaries while others work but without status on the job.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Essequibo trio granted bail for robbery with violence

first_imgDensel Castello, Joel Christopher and Khalid Macnikil of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) were on Tuesday granted 0,000 bail each for the charge of robbery with violence. The trio made their first appearance before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court.Police allege that on August 28, 2016, at Charity Back Street, they robbed Wayne Narine of a gold chain valued 0,000. It is also alleged that during and after the robbery, the trio used violence against the Virtual Complainant (VC).Representing Castello and Macnikil was Attorney Onassis Granville. She told the court that both of her clients were 22 years of age. She also said that the stolen chain was not found on either of the defendants and therefore proclaimed their innocence, as she pleaded for a reasonable bail.Meanwhile, an unrepresented Christopher told the court he was 18 years old and resided at Henrietta Village. He also told the court that he works in the interior.Police Prosecutor Haimraj Ramsewack did not object to bail and it was granted in the sum of 0,000 for each defendant. They are expected to return to court on September 26.As a condition to their bail, the trio is expected to report to the Charity Police Station every Monday. Failing to do so can very well lead to a revocation of bail.last_img read more

Dungy speech not statement on gay rights

first_imgThe institute, which is affiliated with Focus on the Family, plans to honor Dungy on March20 with its “Friend of the Family” award. Kathy Sarris, president of the Indiana Equality Education Fund, a gay rights advocacy group, told The Indianapolis Star: “I am a little disappointed in that I would think he would want to stay out of the political arena, and the Family Institute is a political organization.” Raiders add fullback: The Oakland Raiders added another running back to their roster, agreeing to a $3.8 million, three-year contract with free agent fullback Justin Griffith. The deal with Griffith comes a day after Oakland signed running back Dominic Rhodes to a $7.5 million, two-year deal to team with LaMont Jordan as the team’s featured runners. Griffith had spent his four-year career as a blocking back in Atlanta, where he helped the Falcons lead the NFL in rushing the past threeseasons. Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Knapp and offensive line coach Tom Cable worked with Griffith in Atlanta. Signings: Free-agent linebacker Donnie Edwards is returning to Kansas City, where he spent the first six years of his career. Edwards, 33, agreed to a three-year deal after San Diego didn’t try to re-sign him. … Free agent running back T.J. Duckett, a former Michigan State star, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions. The 6-foot, 254-pound Duckett played last season with Washington. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy’s acceptance of an invitation to speak to a conservative Christian group should not be construed as an endorsement of the group’s opposition to same-sex marriage, the head of the Indiana Family Institute said Saturday. Some local and national gay rights groups have questioned Dungy’s decision to appear at a fundraising banquet this month for the institute, which has been a leading supporter of a proposed state constitutional amendment defining marriage as only between one man and one woman. center_img Institute president Curt Smith said the invitation was based on Dungy’s pro-family activities. “We’re very pleased coach Dungy is coming, and I don’t pretend to know his views on some of the public policy issues we work on,” Smith said. last_img read more

Carndonagh artist wins Business of the Year Award

first_imgCarndonagh-based artist Sharon McDaid was the toast of the Donegal business community at the weekend when she claimed two top prizes at the hugely successful Local Enterprise Awards finals on Saturday night.Sharon, who owns Silver Birch Gallery and Studio, not only won the Best Established Business category, she also took the coveted title of Overall Business of the Year for 2017.She was joined on the winners’ podium on the night by Emmet Rushe of Rushe Fitness in Letterkenny who won the innovation award, while Thomas McLaughlin from Manorcunningham won the Best Start-Up Business award for his business Tádaias. Guests at Saturday night’s awards – superbly hosted by television mentalist David Meade – were told that this year’s competition had been a particularly tough one for the judges.Speaking at the awards ceremony, Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise in Donegal, described the night as a celebration of small business in the county and stressed the fact that small businesses are the backbone of the county’s economy.“We need businesses to have ambition and it is great to see these local businesses have the courage to put themselves out there by entering the awards. These are the people who have the ambition to drive on their business and those are the type of people we need in the county.We have so many small businesses who are making a big difference and we need more of them, because when we do, then the Local Enterprise Office will be there to help in every way that we can.” Those comments were echoed in an amazingly entertaining fashion by David Meade who stressed how much determination it had required for his business to get off the ground.“Every time I went to the BBC with a new programme idea they said no, but I didn’t give up, I kept refining it and kept working on it until eventually I had something they wanted.”He urged Donegal businesses to be brave, and to take risks because that’s the only way to move forward.Carndonagh artist wins Business of the Year Award was last modified: March 26th, 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)last_img read more

Job Vacancies: Iconic Donegal store seeks part-time staff

first_imgJob Vacancies: Magee 1866, one of Ireland and the UK’s leading clothing brands, is now hiring part-time staff for their store in Donegal Town. The following vacancies exist at the store on The Diamond, Donegal Town:-Temporary Part-time Sales AssistantsPart-time Restaurant AssistantThese roles would suit people with some experience of working in a retail environment and who are enthusiastic, outgoing and hard working. The Sales Assistant roles cover a seven day working week and the Restaurant role covers a six day working week so flexibility is required for both.If you are interested in either of the above positions, please forward your cv to Ann Harley – aharley@magee1866.com.www.magee1866.comJob Vacancies: Iconic Donegal store seeks part-time staff was last modified: October 2nd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal town jobsJob Vacancymagee 1866Restaurant AssistantSales Assistantlast_img read more

WORLD CLASS! MARK ENGLISH STORMS TO 800M WIN IN STOCKHOLM

first_imgMARK English has produced another world class performance – on the international stage.Despite facing a superb field in the 800M B race in the Stockholm International Grand Prix this evening, the Donegal athlete came in first.And it was another superb time – 1.47:69…just ahead of a Moroccan athlete. It was also faster than the new Irish record he set just a week ago.“It was an incredible run,” said Irish athletics manager Patsy McGonagle. WORLD CLASS! MARK ENGLISH STORMS TO 800M WIN IN STOCKHOLM was last modified: February 6th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:800m recordathleticsdonegalmark englishlast_img read more

LOCAL NEWS – DRUMKEEN NOTES

first_imgGuest Tea.The hall was packed to capacity for the guest tea school fundraiser. It was a great night. The local band Tyrconnel Martyrs played a few tunes. Master Breathnach sang a song followed by the hilarious Fergus Cleary. A great success and well done to all. Bend At Lettermore Bridge.Councillor Cora Harvey has met with council engineers on concerns raised by local residents regarding the bend near Lettermore bridge, and has been notified there will be some safety work carried out.Lotto Results 28th Mar 06,08,22,23. No jackpot winner 1 match 3 Nos: €100 David Mc Donagh Bundoran Next weeks jackpot €2825. Tickets from any committee member €2. Go raibh maith agat.Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute Band The local band will be busy on Easter Sunday. Playing in Gweedore after 11.00am mass, then Drumboe at 3.00pm, and then back to Drumkeen for 6.00pm. Anyone wishing to travel contact Harry on 0877741054. Band practice in the hall as usual on Tue @ 7pm Learn to play the flute or drum. New members always welcome. Contact Patrick on 086 2366004 or just turn up on the night.Annual Easter Sunday Commemoration.The annual commemoration will take place at 6.00pm. Starting as usual at the housing estate and walking to the local monument. All welcome.Donegal Fibromyalgia Support GroupHolding monthly meetings as follows:1st Wednesday of month in Education Centre, St. Conals, Letterkenny 7pm – 8.30pm 13th April in Millbrae Health Centre, Stranorlar 6.30 – 8.30pm. This is a chance to speak to others, who live with this Chronic Pain Condition, which is both not well known or understood. Why not come along for a cuppa & chat. Speakers are sometimes in attendance. Refreshments are provided free of charge. for more info contact Jude at 0863945008 after 7pm or mikejay1@eircom.net Jude Fibromyalgia Bromley on FacebookDrumkeen UtdOur 35th Anniversary Free Members draw will take place in Jameson’s Bar on Fri 4th May 2012.18 prizes to be won. Tickets €10 each or 3 for €20. All proceeds in aid of new Astro Turf training pitch. Tickets available from any club member or at the clubhouse (074 9134208)Parish Hall Anyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608 for birthdays, anniversaries etc.Is there something happening in the area you think should be highlighted or if anyone would like a birthday or anniversary mentioned in the notes, also any photo’s you would like published please feel free to email them to drumkeennotes@gmail.comDrumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included please emaildrumkeennotes@gmail.com (Deadline Sun @ 6pm)LOCAL NEWS – DRUMKEEN NOTES was last modified: April 1st, 2012 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:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

GAA CHAMPIONSHIP: SEMI-FINAL DRAW THROWS UP TWO EXCITING GAMES

first_imgThe semi-final draw has been made for the Donegal Senior GAA Championship.Dungloe will face St Eunans on one side of the draw while Naomh Chonaill will play the winners of the drawn game between St Michaels and Four Masters.The date and location of the semi-finals has yet to be decided.  GAA CHAMPIONSHIP: SEMI-FINAL DRAW THROWS UP TWO EXCITING GAMES was last modified: October 14th, 2012 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)last_img read more