In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Almadro said the UAAP is a long march and that the team can still fix the wrongs that it did against the Lady Spikers.“They’ve seen our worst, but they haven’t seen our best so we will bounce back from this,” said Almadro in Filipino. “We’ll have to prepare whatever we need to take care of and whatever strength we have will be improved.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAlmadro is the owner of Ateneo’s three titles in the men’s tournament and was tasked to replaced Tai Bundit, who led the Lady Eagles to their two championships, for Season 81.And although his first game ended in disappointment, the confident coach said the team would learn from the loss and keep in mind the positives that they could take away from it. A positive that happened to the Lady Eagles, though, was the emergence of rookie setter Janel Maraguinot who started the third and fourth sets in place of Season 80’s Best Setter Deanna Wong.“The UAAP is a long season and what matters is the last game of the season so we will take the positives on this game,” said Almadro. “There are days when Deanna would be really off on her game and it’s a good thing Jaja lifted us up considering she’s a rookie.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Des Cheng turns up intensity, sparks La Salle win over Ateneo Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—The Oliver Almadro era with Ateneo started off on the wrong beat.Ateneo got crushed in its first game of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament losing to De La Salle in four sets, 25-14, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19, Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena but Almadro, multiple-time champion coach, said the Lady Eagles have yet to reach peak form.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments
A Route 41 minibus conductor was on Tuesday granted bail by city Magistrate Alex Moore when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with robbery.Romel Hoppey, of Lot 215 Guyhoc Park, Greater Georgetown, is accused of robbing Mario Eversley on May 28Romel Hoppey, 2016 in the vicinity of Durban Park of one Samsung Galaxy S5 cellular phone valued $110,000.The charge also stated that Hoppey used personal violence upon Eversley during the robbery. When the charge was read to the defendant, the 33-year-old pleaded not guilty.Police Prosecutor Simone Payne did not reveal the facts of the case to the Court, but objected to bail, pointing out that the defendant had several offences of a similar nature in other courts.The Prosecutor also informed the Court that the defendant was sentenced in absentia to two years in prison for another offence that was tried at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court.The unrepresented Hoppey in his defence told the Court the accusation against him stemmed from him ‘jamming’ a light on the VC’s bus and not being able to afford to pay for its replacement at the time. He told the Court that he offered the VC his cellular phone to keep as surety that he would pay for the damaged light.Magistrate Moore subsequently granted Hoppey $75,000 bail, but then reduced it to $50,000 after Hoppey asked for a lesser amount since he could not afford substantial bail.The case was adjourned until June 28 for statements.
Journalist and news anchor of HGP Nightly News Travis Chase was on the other side of the news following his arrest on Sunday morning after he allegedly shot a labourer in Kitty, Georgetown.The media personality has since been released as Police continue to probe the incident in which a .32 weapon was reportedly used.Guyana Times understands that Chase and the now injured man, Jimmy Ramgobin, 28, are known to each other. Ramgobin, who has no permanent place of residence, was reportedly kicked several times by the reporter after which he was shot to his right foot.A police source confirmed that the incident occurred about 04:30h at De Abreu Street, Kitty, Georgetown. Based on reports received, Ramgobin reportedly fell asleep on the parapet in front of the house belonging to the girlfriend of the Journalist.He was subsequently awakened by Chase, who allegedly kicked him several times to his ribs.Chase, however, indicated to Police that he was attacked by the man who began to hurl bottles at him and in retaliation, he whipped out his “licensed firearm” and discharged the weapon which hit Ramgobin once.The injured man was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was admitted and his condition was listed as stable. At the scene, a spent .32 shell was recovered.When contacted, the Journalist had claimed that he was not involved in any shooting incident and he had no reason to be in De Abreu Street, Kitty in the morning hours, since he resided at Republic Drive, Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD).Chase also related that he was not the owner of a .32 weapon, but Police later confirmed that the reporter’s weapon was lodged.Safety concerns in journalism?Chase is the second Journalist in as many weeks to be revealed to be in possession of a firearm. In the past, Chase had complained of being followed by Police operatives after he was in receipt of information of an alleged plot to assassinate Head of State, David Granger last year.Chase had told a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the allegations that he had accompanied the whistle-blower to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters and claimed that former A Division Commander Clifton Hicken had advised him to be careful after he explained to him that “Police operatives” on “motorbikes” were following him at nightspots, and had also staked out Nightly News and his home.During that CoI, retired acting Chief Justice Ian Chang, who had represented the interests of the Guyana Police Force, questioned Chase’s motives for pursuing the assassination plot story.Chang suggested that Chase harboured animosity towards the Police because they had brought a larceny charge against him when he worked at a former news entity where he was accused of stealing a camera. Chase had denied harbouring any animosity towards the Police and had testified that while he was employed with the news entity, senior Policeman Mitchell Caesar came to his workplace and informed him that he was charging him with larceny.Chase testified that after he could not find or produce the receipt for the camera, he opted to plead guilty and pay a “hefty fine” for the offence. He had, however, expressed that this matter was “personally motivated”.Only last week, persons turned to social media after news started to spread that the Journalist had been kidnapped. There were other instances when Chase claimed that his life was in danger.
– rise in income, import duty, VAT and excise tax collectionsWhile a number of indicators point to Guyana’s economic growth declining, one thing that is not declining is tax collection. The statistics show that for the year 2017, tax and non-tax collection rose to $194.7 billion.GRA headquartersThe 2017 end-of-year outcome report states that tax revenues accounted for $171.2 billion of the overall amount. At the heart of this increase in tax revenues, which account for 87.9 per cent of total revenue, is the Government raking in more taxes than ever.For instance, there was a $1 billion or 1.4 per cent increase in the collection of income tax; $600 million or a 3.5 per cent hike in import duty collection and a $300 billion or 0.4 per cent hike in Value Added Tax (VAT) and excise tax collection.“Total non-tax revenues were projected at $23.6 billion; actual non-tax revenues for 2017 were, therefore, closely in line with the projections at the time of Budget 2018. The Guyana Revenue Authority remitted $49.2 billion,” the report states.According to the report, this is equivalent to 28.8 per cent of tax revenues, compared to 27.9 per cent in 2016 ($42.3 billion). It is also $2.2 billion more than the estimated sum quoted in Budget 2018.While tax collection is up, however, other aspects of the report indicate some troubling patterns. For instance, the same report shows that the deficit in Guyana’s balance of payments, an important economic indicator, is on the rise.Balance of Payments is the record of a country’s fiscal transactions, including imports and exports. To therefore record a deficit, Guyana would have had to spend more on imports, among other things, than it gained from exports.According to the report, Guyana’s overall balance of payment in the 2017 fiscal year showed a deficit of US$69.5 million. This is a hike when compared to US$53.3 million the previous year. And a breakdown of the figures shows stunning disparities.On the one hand, the current account shows a deficit of US$287.4 million for the year 2017. But in the previous fiscal year, the report notes, this was just US$12.4 million. The report admits that this is because of a negative balance on the merchandise trade account:“The further weakening was due to the negative balance on the merchandise trade account. Merchandise exports were slightly lower than projected, mainly on account of lower export earnings of gold and other exports in the last two months of the year.”When Finance Minister Winston Jordan presented the 2018 Budget last year, he had announced that merchandise imports were estimated to grow by 9.6 per cent. This had been attributed to increased imports of mining machinery, chemicals, fuel, and lubricants. According to the report, imports exceeded the Government’s projections.“Imports were slightly more than the US$1.59 billion projected at the time of the presentation of the 2018 Budget. As a result, the merchandise trade deficit of US$196.2 million was considerably higher than the projected deficit of US$147.2 million.”“Notwithstanding, the deficit on the services account was lower than estimated. The improvement in the services account more than offset the weaker balances on both the non-factor services and unrequited transfers accounts,” the report states.The parliamentary Opposition had previously expressed concern over the increasing deficit in the country’s balance of payments, which it had said would continue to have serious implications for the local economy.This is coupled with the revised growth rate of 2.1. The growth rate was attributed to the fact that sugar, bauxite, and gold all underperformed.
Five people are now in the running to replace Jay Hill as the Conservative nominee in Prince George-Peace River.The latest candidate for the Conservative nomination is Tumbler Ridge Councillor Jerrilyn Schembri. In an interview with the Tumbler Ridge News, Schembri says “Jay Hill represented this area fantastically, and I think he set the bar high,” said Schembri, who believes the seat is a particularly important one within the House of Commons. “I think what’s best for the northeast is what’s best for Canada.”Schembri recently joined the Conservative Party and has been a Councillor in Tumbler Ridge since 2008. She has called the community of Tumbler Ridge home for over 23 years and has volunteered with several groups in the community. For more on Jerrilyn Schembri, visit www.jerrilyn.ca- Advertisement -With Schembri, there are now five people running to replace M.P. Jay Hill as the Conservative Nominee in Prince George-Peace River. The other candidates include Fort St. John City Councillors Dan Davies and Don Irwin, Teacher Bob Zimmer and Prince George City Councillor Cameron Stoltz.Earlier this month M.P. Jay Hill announced he will step down on October 25th. To date the local Conservative riding association has not said when they will choose their next candidate.
TWO Ladies GAA matches will go ahead on Saturday in Carrick-on-Shannon before Donegal play Laois in the men’s All-Ireland qualifier.The decision is certain to add to the headache over tickets with the Leitrim venue not expected to have a capacity greater than 12,000.Donegal Ladies will take on Meath before the men’s game in the TG4 Round 1 Qualifying Matches. “The TG4 Round 1 Qualifying Matches that are due to take place at Carrick on Shannon will take place in the same venue,” said a LGF spokeswoman.“The two matches will take place on Saturday with Clare Ladies Football and Kildare Ladies GAA throwing in at 1:30 and the second game between Westmeath and Donegal Ladies Gaelic to start at 3:15. The Donegal and Laois GAA match will take place after both fixtures.“Tickets issued are for all three matches.” TICKETS SCRAMBLE: TWO LADIES MATCHES TO GO AHEAD BEFORE DONEGAL V LAOIS CLASH was last modified: July 22nd, 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:TICKETS SCRAMBLE: TWO LADIES MATCHES TO GO AHEAD BEFORE DONEGAL V LAOIS CLASH
TSHIRT EXPRESS PRINT GEAR ON FACEBOOKA WELL-known Co Donegal retailer was forced to withdraw bogus GAA merchandise from sale – or face court action.T-Shirt Express Print, based at the Riverside Retail Park in Letterkenny, was caught selling Donegal tops complete with the official Donegal GAA logo as well as the famous national GAA logo.We understand that lawyers for the county board were instructed to take action against the clothes manufacturer and retailer unless the merchandise was removed. This included baby bibs, mugs and t-shirts – as well as copies of Donegal GAA jerseys.The move came as people across the county were out trying to raise funds for the county team.Official merchandise sees money paid directly to Donegal GAA; but copies and other goods which use the logo illegally doesn’t see any money go to the sport.The County Board moves against at least two companies It’s understood T-Shirt Express Print in Letterkenny apologised and immediately withdrew all its stock for sale, insisting it didn’t know it was breaching copyright and patenting laws.It also stopped a marketing campaign which had launched on Facebook.A second illegal merchandising operation in the Glenties area was also warned against using the official Donegal and GAA logos. This case however may lead to legal action.A spokesman for Azzurri, which makes official GAA merchandise under a license from the organisation said: “It’s the GAA which loses out when counterfeiters copy genuine merchandise.“It’s important revenue for county teams and clubs throughout the country. We fully support the Donegal County Board in the actions they have taken. “As the official manufacturers of sportswear for Donegal, we guaranteethat revenues go straight back to the GAA.”REVEALED: GAA WARN LETTERKENNY SHOP OVER BOGUS DONEGAL MERCHANDISE was last modified: August 24th, 2012 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:REVEALED: GAA WARN LETTERKENNY SHOP OVER BOGUS DONEGAL MERCHANDISE
HE’S not from Senegal, he’s from Donegal – from Annagry to be precise.And young Danny O’Donnell has come up with another corker for Croker!‘What’s the coming back to the Hills – it’s Sam Maguire.”Click to pay – and love it! DDTV: O’DONNELL’S NEW SONG FOR DONEGAL TEAM (DANNY, NOT DANIEL!) was last modified: September 1st, 2012 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:DDTV: O’DONNELL’S NEW SONG FOR DONEGAL TEAM (DANNYNOT DANIEL!)
THERE appears to be no end to the number of songs being released as the Countdown to Croker continues.Here’s another one – entitled Hi Sir.Not everyone’s cuppa….but it will give you a laugh.Click to play COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – VIDEO OF THE DAY (HI SIR – THE SONG!) was last modified: September 7th, 2012 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)
ONE OF Donegal’s most popular and most successful annual charity days is celebrating its tenth anniversary this Sunday.Brigde Lavery-Diver and the staff of B-Bobs Hair Salon on Pearse Road in Letterkenny will open their doors between 1 and 5pm on Sunday afternoon.Over the previous nine years, B-Bobs’ charity day has raised well over €50,000 for local charities, with the primary beneficiary the Good and New Cancer Bus. The fun Sunday has become a fixture in the calendar every November and is just one of a number of events that Brigde and her staff have organised to raise money for local charities.The Good and New Cancer Bus, which transports Donegal’s cancer patients to Galway for lifesaving treatment, is a service close to Brigde’s heart.Brigde had her own battle with cancer but, even when she was undergoing chemotherapy in 2014 the fundraising efforts didn’t stop. “I didn’t have to get the bus myself, but many of my friends have used it and it is such an important and vital service for the people of Donegal,” Brigde said,“Just keeping the bus on the road is only a part of what they do. People really don’t know half of what they do. It’s really much more than a bus service.”Brigde also volunteers at the Good and New charity shop in Letterknny and will again welcome a huge crowd to B-Bobs on Sunday as they celebrate a landmark day.Many businesses in Letterkenny and the surrounding areas have donated spot prizes while there have been other fundraisers to assist the B-Bobs team. Gerry McNulty ran a céilí in Kilmacrennan recently and the Honeypot café held a coffee morning, the contributions from which go towards Sunday’s charity day.Customers will have their hair done by members of the B-Bobs team and others will simply arrive simply to enjoy the warm welcome, the friendly chat and the fun that has made B-Bobs’ day such a success.Brigde has thanked Veronica McGinley-McHugh and the rest of the B-Bobs staff as well as her own family and friends for their assistance over the years. “The support we have received over the years has been amazing – we couldn’t do it without that support,” she said.Last year, the Good and New Cancer Bus, the Jack and Jill Foundation and Mental Health received donations from B-Bobs’ charity day. This year, three charities will again benefit, including the Good and New Cancer Bus, a mental health charity and another beneficiary to be chosen by B-Bobs’ customers.Now over 23 years in business in Letterkenny, Brigde has a large and loyal customer base.“Our customers have been brilliant,” she said. “Bernie Gallagher was the first person I had as a customer 23 years ago and she is still one of my regulars now. We have so many people who are regulars with us and they all support our charity day – they are the reason it has been so successful and why we’re really looking forward to making the 10th charity day one to remember.” As well as the charity day, Brigde and her team have organised and ran several other events over the years to raise money, including charity cycles, quiz nights and the publication of a calendar.Come along on Sunday, get the hair done or let the hair down and help make B-Bobs’ 10th annual charity day one to remember!Raising more money for charity is a snip at B-Bobs! was last modified: November 17th, 2016 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)