Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Manny Pacquiao (left) is backwith trainer Freddie Roach. —TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.NETManny Pacquiao did not skip training on Christmas Day, and neither did his American challenger Adrien Broner.But while the two protagonists for the Jan. 19 WBA welterweight title fight posted their non-stop training on social media, Pacquiao and Broner offered contrasting pictures of how things are panning out.ADVERTISEMENT Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Meanwhile, for Broner, it was a brash picture of vindication.The 29-year-old talent taking a shot at stardom despite a topsy-turvy career was seen on Instagram flashing his ripped body after crossfit training and plyometrics in his Miami camp.Roundly criticized for being too out of shape to provide Pacquiao any challenge, Broner has reportedly shed 30 pounds since appearing side by side with Pacquiao during their promotional tour in LA and New York City last month.And true to his character on and off the ring, Broner used hashtags that said he has “tunnel vision set for victory,” and that on Jan. 19, he would be “the biggest star in boxing.”Pacquiao vaulted to the top of the boxing world once again after stopping Argentinian Lucas Matthyse in July in Kuala Lumpur for his first knockout win since stopping Miguel Cotto in 2009.ADVERTISEMENT National doubles amateur unfolds at Aguinaldo MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil For Pacquiao, it was a quiet reunion with an old mentor.Pacquiao was reunited with Freddie Roach, his chief trainer for 17 years, right at Wild Card gym, which has served as a war room for their countless victories on boxing’s biggest theaters.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 ChrissThe 40-year-old Filipino, working to put golden finishing touches to his glorious career, then jogged around his Los Angeles home last Tuesday with a flock of fans at his heel, according to philboxing.com.It was homecoming of sorts for the only eight-division champion in history, who will be staging his first fight in the United States in two years. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk And after Floyd Mayweather hinted of a rematch of their 2015 mega fight, his outfit, Premier Boxing Champions, made an offer for a Broner fight as some sort of a prelude.Broner is a four-division champ who has a knack for aping Mayweather’s counter-punching moves and irreverent behavior, minus the American great’s sharpness and discipline.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom View comments
– says “Dread Shop” is known for unsavoury activitiesDespite an Injunction, the Mayor and City Council in the wee hours of Thursday moved in and dismantled the famous ‘Dread Shop’, located at Russell Square, Stabroek, Georgetown, a business which has been in existence for some 48 years.The council workers sometime around 03:00h began the demolition.The proprietor Anthony Forde, 74, who could not hold back his tears said he was not informed that his building would have been demolished and had only learnt at 09:30h that his business was destroyed.He explained that the “Dread Shop” night spot has existed since 1968 and noted that he has been paying rates and taxes for years.Forde and his nephew related that they did not get an opportunity to retrieve their valuables and that “junkies” made off with many of the items.Among their lost property were a pools table and television sets. The nephew who preferred not be named, was of the view that the government has “no concern” for ordinary businesspeople.Attorney Nigel Hughes, who is representing Forde, stressed that City Hall has shown “disregard” to the courts as the matter is still being addressed.“This has got to be the most outrageous act I’ve seen in a long time because [the matter is] actively going to mediation on the recommendation of the Court of Appeal and then they failed to turn up at the mediation and the Court of Appeal still has conduct of this matter and they believe they can disregard this act,” Hughes posited.The attorney explained that after he called the City Engineer on Thursday afternoon, Town Clerk Royston King then confirmed that demolition actions were indeed taken.“I believe that where people decide that they are not going to obey the law of the land and where they are not going to obey the outcomes of the court proceedings to deal with this particular piece of property then we are in a very dangerous state,” the attorney warned.“There is a dispute right now between Mr Patterson’s Ministry and the City Council about who actually owns this square because it was donated by the Russell family [while] the Ministry [of Public Infrastructure] claims it is their territory and the city council claims it is their territory,” the attorney further explained.Meanwhile, also slated for demolition is the nearby “Island Snackette” which has been in operation for almost 50 years. Daughter of the original proprietors Abeola Fung told this newspaper that her family has invested “millions of dollars” to improve the standard of the business. They claim that City Hall said their structure will also be torn down. Fung further related that some years ago City Hall had approved a plan for rehabilitation works to their structure.City Hall has been relocating vendors and stall owners in a move that it said will see a transformation of the Stabroek Market Square. While some vendors have welcomed the change, others have protested the initiatives of City Council viewing them as “unfair” and “uncaring”.‘UNSAVOURY’ ACTIVITIESMeanwhile, City Council in a statement Thursday afternoon, explained that a technical team attached to the Municipality’s Engineer’s Department carried out a removal exercise that saw “the flattening of the so called ‘dread shop’ located west of Parliament Building”.Attorney Nigel Hughes“The Town Clerk’s office had given earlier notice to the structure’s operators, while making specific reference to what was described as ‘unsavoury’ activities taking place there, particularly on Friday nights. Operations at this facility was also said to be in direct breach of city public health laws,” the statement added.
BY SHEMUEL FANFAIRWhile the High Court case regarding the non-consultations of unions over the severance and redeployment of workers attached to the Wales Sugar Estate continues, some 99 workers believe that in the meantime, they should be paid for the time they have been unemployed. According to information reaching Guyana Times, the workers have petitioned the Wales Estate manager for payment in lieu of work.This newspaper was told the workers are contending that their severance packages were approved since March 22, 2016, and as such, are requesting that they be paid from April 22, 2016 up to point at which they will be paid their redundancy allowance. The petition, along with letters sent to the estate’s manager, was seen by the publication.“I hereby request that I be paid my redundancy allowance and payment in lieu of work from April 22, 2016 up to the point of the payment of my redundancy allowance in keeping with Clause 6(2)(i) of the Collective Labour Agreement between my Union, GAWU, and the Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc,” one of the letters stated.After the Sugar Corporation confirmed the closure, workers, without the requisite union consultation were given the option of transferring to Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara, or receiving severance packages. As many of the workers were against the move to transfer to Uitvlugt, they opted to receive their severance.Using the injunction as its justification, GuySuCo has maintained that it was unable to pay the 105 Wales sugar workers their severance packages even though these workers on March 22 received letters which stated that they would have been paid on May 4. The Sugar Corporation then gave employment to six of the 105 workers, suggesting that 99 remain without the Estate’s employment. Many of these workers have said that they have found some difficulty in garnering alternative jobs.The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) has rejected the Sugar Corporation’s stance of non-payment, noting that the agreement between the workers and GuySuCo was reached before the injunction was granted.The court action was first brought on after GuySuCo began discussions with individual employees of the Wales estate to negotiate severance packages, without informing or involving the unions. At one point, workers had been given a three-day ultimatum to make their decisions but GuySuCo later backpedalled from this move.Unions, GAWU and NAACIE are also seeking damages in excess of $1 million for breach of statutory duty owing under the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act, Cap 99:08, Laws of Guyana. The judges had granted an interim injunction, restraining GuySuCo from proceeding to implement their decision to sever the employees until the hearing and determination of a Summons returnable in Chambers.GuySuCo has since requested time to respond to the litigation. Sugar operations at Wales will close by the end of 2016.
Stoke have re-signed winger Oussama Assaidi on loan from Liverpool.The Moroccan international spent last season at the Britannia Stadium and has returned as cover for the injured Peter Odemwingie, with a loan fee of around £1million attached.Potters manager Mark Hughes had been interested in Assaidi earlier in the window but only returned for a player who scored five times in 25 appearances last year after Odemwingie suffered a knee problem in their win over Man City at the weekend. 1 Oussama Assaidi
The Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce and Shop LK are planning to rock Letterkenny this Halloween with Dj Scoop and a surround sound system for the Main Street.From 1pm on Wednesday 31st October Scoop will be playing classic Halloween music mixed with some current songs and requests from the listeners.Requests can be made on the day to Scoop through ShopLK’s twitter page @shoplk1 and by using the hashtag #halloweenlk. Toni Forrester CEO commented; “This is a great chance for us to engage with our online audience. We have had a great response this year to all our promotions and activities and we’ve been working hard on our online presence.“The new website is a great resource for Letterkenny retail and visitors and for Halloween we’re keen to get as many people as possible involved through Facebook and especially twitter. We will be launching our website soon where Shop LK vouchers can be purchased online.”It is hoped the music and the other activities will create a great atmosphere around the town and keep people in high sprits (Excuse the pun!) to enjoy this free entertainment. With the help of Letterkenny Town Council Shop LK is going from strength to strength so we’d love as many people as possible to ,turn up on the day from 1pm and to tweet their request to Scoop.YOU TWEET IT AND LETTERKENNY WILL PLAY IT THIS HALLOWEEN was last modified: October 19th, 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:DJ ScoopHalloweenLetterkenny Chambertweets
THEY may have put on a few extra pounds over the years but the retired soccer stars of Inishowen will be out in force on Friday to help raise much-needed funds to help a local girl get the treatment she needs.Molly McDermott is just seven and has a brain tumour but she is stable after her last surgery.She had a mini stroke after her last surgery and she has weakness down the right side so she needs constant help. Her parents Philip and Edel say: “She is constantly falling around 6 to 7 times a day, has speech problems, eye problems and a lot of learning difficulties.“We have spent 6 months in the rehabilitation hospital at the start of last year and 8 weeks at the end of the year.“Molly is going for a MRI now on the 5th of Sept so we are praying that the tumour stays stable she attends a lot physio and speech therapy and is getting a new treatment from people in Hungary.”All funds raised on the evening will help Molly. After the success of last year’s over 40s 50s & 60s football event to raise funds for Mark Farren it was decided to run it again this year for young Molly McDermott.Mark Farren’s family are going to be at Moville Celtic grounds to present the cup on the night.It’s a great night’s craic with local businessmen, politicians and local celebrities togging out to raise funds for a great cause.Minister Charlie McConalogue, Cllr Martin Farren, Celebrity Chef Brian McDermott, former Donegal Ladies Manager Davy McLaughlin as well as a few ex-soccer legends from Finn Harps & Derry City will all be there. Soccer heroes of yesteryear to play match for Molly was last modified: August 24th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fundraiserMolly McDermottmoville
Gardai had to coax a man out of a hedge after he hid in it following a fight.Letterkenny Court.Kieran Maguire, 31, hid in the undergrowth at LIDL in Ballybofey, Co Donegal after a fight had broken out in the area on March 9th last. Gardai searched the area and found Maguire, of Main Street, Killygordon, in the hedge and he told them to “go f*** themselves.”The accused, who has just started his own mechanic business, eventually came out.His solicitor told Letterkenny District Court that his client had been drinking and had been “in a fracas of sorts.”It was Maguire’s first offence and he pleaded guilty to being intoxicated and causing a breach of the peace.Judge Paul Kelly asked Maguire if he had a drink problem and he said he hadn’t.He was ordered to pay €150 to a local charity and received the probation act.GARDAI HAD TO COAX MAN OUT OF HEDGE AFTER ROW was last modified: March 26th, 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)
Donegal star Eoghan Ban Gallagher has been ruled out of Sunday’s vital game against Kerry at Croke Park.The Killybegs man suffered a serious ankle injury in training last night and will miss the All Ireland Super Eights tie at GAA headquarters.He was rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital where he was treated. Gallagher’s loss is a huge blow for Declan Bonner against the Kingdom who easily overcame Mayo last weekend.It is hoped that the defender will not be out for long but the extent of the injury has not been confirmed.Paddy McGrath, who missed last week’s game against Meath, is still a doubt for this weekend’s game.Huge blow for Donegal as Eoghan Ban Gallagher ruled out of Kerry game was last modified: July 18th, 2019 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:donegalEoghan Ban GallagherGAAinjuredOUT
Tournament host Gary Player and his team of actor Jack Wagner and businessmen Carlos Pires Oliveira Dias and Andre Pires Oliveira Dias finished on 163 points. 26 November 2012 Top bidThe top bid was the R520 000 for an exclusive Masters Experience with Gary Player, including staying in The Player Group House for the week of the iconic major. As a personal thank you to Gary Player, football legend Kenny Dalglish announced a surprise item of four season tickets, or two director’s box tickets, to a Liverpool Football Club game and a round of golf at Hillside Golf Club, hosted by Dalglish, which sold for R57 500. Clark, Dalglish and businessmen Alex Maditsi and Doug Jackson celebrated a seven-point victory in style with Jackson holing a putt from off the green on the last for a birdie at the end of a final round that produced a few moments of brilliance from the amateurs in the field. The auction was the highlight of a black tie gala dinner and drew incredible support from the tournament guests as well as friends of Gary Player from around the world, many of whom made generous donations prior to the auction, while some even phoned in their bids during the evening. “The last two holes really hurt us,” said the ever-competitive Player. Wagner, a scratch handicap who as a teenager could choose between a golf and drama scholarship and opted for the latter, agreed. “I think we all had our moments of brilliance and then our moments of sitting in the cart and keeping quiet.” “To have so many friends from around the world supporting our beneficiaries this year is a very humbling experience. We are incredibly thankful for their continued support and willingness to make a difference.” ‘Great fun’“We wanted to do our best to chase down the leaders, but we didn’t make too many big points on the final day. But it was still great fun to be a part of such a good cause,” said Pollock, who was on the winning team last year. They were followed by Ian Woosnam, actress Angie Everhart, Christian Karg and Brad Caufield on 159 points. That figure is a new high in the 13-year history of the charity event, which is presented by Coca-Cola. The proceeds will go the Wildlands Conservation Trust and Wings and Wishes. ‘It meant a lot to me’“I remember being invited to this tournament for the first time in 2000. I was just a rookie professional then, and to have had Gary Player even think of inviting me was a big deal. It meant a lot to me. I always feel like that was the start of my career,” said Clark, whose team finished on a 36-hole total of 175 points. SAinfo reporter Second place went to the team of Ladies European Tour professional Carly Booth, Irish pop star Brian McFadden and businessmen Greg Whittaker and Steve Phytides on a total of 168 points. ‘The time of my life’McFadden was thrilled to sign off his debut in this tournament with a second place. “I had the time of my life and I can’t wait for next year,” said the former Westlife star. “But I realized this week I’m not a professional athlete. I think I’ve got more of a physique for pro darts.” Phytides, who took time away from his successful logistics business to help contribute to the charitable cause this week, was one of the standout performers in his team. “It was a privilege to be part of this, and I have to thank Mr Player for giving me that opportunity. It’s been the highlight of my own golfing career,” he commented. The team of double senior Major champion Roger Chapman, South African cricket legend Shaun Pollock and businessmen Chuck Colton and Joe Ralebepa struggled to hold onto their second place overnight and finished third overall on 165 points. Magnificent shotKarg produced a magnificent shot on the par-four 18th, hitting his five-iron approach to within one foot and holing the putt for birdie. “That was a good four-pointer for me, and it was exactly what we needed to get past Team Torrance, which was our goal at the beginning of the day,” he said. The Gary Player Invitational, held at the Zimbali Country Club over the weekend, enjoyed a hugely successful charity auction, with the golfers, celebrities and business executives taking part in the event raising over R4-million. The final day brought with it tough conditions as a strong wind challenged the field of professionals, celebrities and businessmen, but still there were a few individual highlights. ‘Delighted’“We are delighted regarding this phenomenal response and the generous way in which so many people have contributed to the charity efforts of this tournament,” said Marc Player, Chief Executive of Black Knight International. Sam Torrance, Ian Wright, Gideon du Plessis and Nick Jonsson took sixth place on 150 points, with Du Plessis loving every second of being in the presence of a former Ryder Cup captain for two days. Out on the course, Tim Clark, who credits the Gary Player Invitational for being the start of his professional success, led his team to victory. “It was such a memorable experience. Sam Torrance is a fantastic golfer, but an even better storyteller. But I’m so honoured to have been part of this, and thank Gary for what he’s done in this tournament, and for South Africa as a whole,” he said. A life-sized Gary Player Rhino, featuring images of Player’s 1965 US Open triumph and Dr Ian Player’s commitment to conservation, was auctioned for R100 000. The bid was then increased by R10 000 by a generous couple when they were informed that their original bid matched the record for a similar rhino. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material