View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson ‘Mini Jalalon’ continues to impress for the Chiefs in crucial stretch Interestingly, the 28-year-old Standhardinger makes his ABL debut against Alab Pilipinas on Nov. 19 at Mall of Asia Arena.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 MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Christian Standhardinger. Photo from Fiba.comMike Heung, vice director of the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions, shrugged off any concerns with the status of Christian Standhardinger on the team ahead of the new ABL season.A conflict looms following the application of Standhardinger for the 2017 PBA Draft but Heung is certain that the Fil-German big man will be with the Long Lions throughout the season.ADVERTISEMENT “He signed a contract with our team and the contract he signed is for him to complete the ABL season, this season,” said Heung. “So I think a contract is a contract and he will play for us. He will play this season for us.”The 6-foot-7 Standhardinger is the consensus top pick in the draft set on Oct. 29 despite him likely to miss the 2018 Philippine Cup due to his commitments with Hong Kong.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHeung said the addition of Standhardinger, who proved his worth in the international scene for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Jones Cup, Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon and Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia, gives the Long Lions a defensive anchor.“He’s a very good player and he can help our team a lot especially defensively.”
…says only PPP stands between Govt and corruptionFormer President and current Opposition Leader Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo has called on supporters of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to become foot soldiers in an effort to make the party the strongest ever.On Sunday, as he addressed close to seven thousand supporters gathered at the Babu Jaan Monument Site on the Corentyne in East Berbice for the annual wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the 20th death anniversary of the late President Dr. Cheddi B. Jagan, the Opposition leader predicted that the PPPC would be returned to power at the next General Elections slated for 2020. As such, he urged supporters to strive towards strengthening the party, since the current administration is sending clear signals that it wants to drive fear into the working class and, to a lesser extent, the business community as well as certain ethnic communities.Former President Donald Ramotar pays tribute to Dr JaganOutlining the current administration’s dismal performance, particularly in regard to the ongoing efforts to close more sugar estates, Jagdeo said President Granger has made it clear that Government will not spend money on the sugar industry.“The President has made it clear: ‘I don’t want sugar on the books’. So now that he has said that, in spite of all that they are arguing about, they have to now close some estates, like they are planning (to do) at Rose Hall and Enmore and several of the cultivations. They have to do this because the President doesn’t want to spend a cent on sugar, although sugar only needs transitional help, because it could turn around in the future,” Jagdeo stated.Former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds lays a wreath at the memorialHe also questioned the Government’s unwillingness to save thousands of jobs, and the rationale behind such a move. “Government did not spend too much money on the Skeldon Sugar Factory. If we (had) spent too much on sugar, how is it that in 2015 and 2016, the Gold Board lost $27B?” Jagdeo asked. “That is more that the entire cost of the entire Skeldon Factory; and Banks DIH is suing the Government for $28B because of a decision they made to give DDL some tax write offs. The lawsuit alone will cost us more than the cost for the entire Skeldon Factory. How can they find physical space for those reasons and they can’t find physical space to help the sugar industry?”Alluding to the role of the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA), Jagdeo asserted that the agency is now acting in an unconstitutional way. Making mention of an incident on Friday during which members of SARA visited a businessman and asked him to produce certain documents, the Opposition Leader said SARA is now doing the work that the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) should be doing.“Why is it that SARA will take a businessman into the Office of the President compound when it has no legal authority to do so? The reason is simple: they want to drive fear in the business community. These businessmen, if they dare to take a stand in this country, they must be afraid of the repressive nature of this Government (and) the ‘Burnhamite’ tools that they are using. Why is it that sugar workers who, when they now go on strike – which is a routine thing provided for by law – they are told that, ‘If you continue to do this, we will shut down the factory’? It is with the aim of driving fear into the hearts and minds of sugar workers, so that they would become less militant, they would not want to take protest action, because if they do there will be consequences.“Why is it that after putting the Value Added Tax [VAT] on private education and on educational material – and there is a petition and protest about it – the President says, ‘Their people are tax dodgers’?”Jagdeo also pointed to intimidatory tactics being employed against members of the judiciary. “When the rulings of Judges and Magistrates go against the Government, the Attorney General uses the Chronicle newspaper and launches an attack on them. So no Judge, no independent body, will in the future want to take a decision against the Government, because they would be subjected to an assault (by) this Government; because they are fearful that it will harm them in their upliftment,” Jagdeo said.He said Government is also trying to drive fear in the mining sector. Explaining that in his opinion what Government has done is split the mining movement, the Opposition Leader said Government’s second move would be to go after the large miners; so the small miners have become fearful that Government would come after them, demanding large sums of money in taxes.Addressing the way forward, Jagdeo urged supporters of the PPP to accept all those who are returning to the party. “It is the Cheddi Jagan way!” he said. According to the Opposition Leader, party supporters must defend democracy at all cost; and on that score, he called on them to become foot soldiers.Since his death in 1997, the life and works of the iconic Dr. Jagan, who served as this nation’s 3rd Executive President, have been celebrated annually, with thousands making the pilgrimage in his remembrance to the Babu Jaan Crematorium at Port Mourant on the Corentyne Coast in East Berbice.Born on March 22, 1918, Dr. Jagan died on March 06, 1997. Over the years, the month of March has been dedicated to remember and reflect on the invaluable contributions he has made to the development of Guyana and Guyanese.Also addressing the gathering were Hydar Ally, former President Donald Ramotar, former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, representatives of the People’s Youth Organisation, the youth wing of the PPP (PYO), and the Women’s Progressive Organisation (WPO).
SANTA FE SPRINGS – Jonathan Leon of Norwalk was not a big fan of the red-light violation cameras at several major intersections in this city. So, he was quite pleased when he noticed they had disappeared. “It was like a war zone out here. There were three of these cameras within a mile radius of my house,” Leon, 25, said of the high-tech cameras that focused on the Pioneer Boulevard and Florence Avenue junction near his home. City Manager Fred Latham said Santa Fe Springs is revisiting the issue of the red-light violation program in Santa Fe Springs. It is a total review that could lead to selection of another company to operate a similar system. He said he expects that the issue will be presented to the City Council next month. “We’re determining whether or not it makes sense to come back to the council and see whether we want to … reinstall the program,” Latham said. Santa Fe Springs’ red-light violation cameras – at the intersections of Alondra Boulevard and Carmenita Road, at Pioneer and Florence, and at Bloomfield and Florence avenues – were in place for about a year. Latham said the city recently terminated its contract with Nestor Traffic Systems after city officials determined they weren’t satisfied with the company’s work. Fernando Tarin, director of police services, said Nestor recently bought out the previous red-light camera vendor and took over its agreement with Santa Fe Springs. But under Nestor, the services “couldn’t be maintained, and the system wasn’t working accurately,” Tarin said. Bose Gewusi, program manager for Nestor Traffic Systems, said she didn’t know details behind the termination and declined further comment. Tarin said he hasn’t heard complaints about the city’s red-light camera program. Instead, “we have had several individuals contact us and ask why we had the \ removed. They feel they were very helpful,” he said. Whittier police Officer Keith Boyer, who oversees traffic operations in Santa Fe Springs, reported that numerous citations have been linked to the cameras in the last year. Between January 2006 and November 2006, 539 violations were recorded at the Pioneer and Florence crossing, 27 at Alondra and Carmenita, and 49 at Bloomfield and Florence, Boyer reported. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000Bastian Schweinsteiger trained with Chicago Fire in Munich on Sunday to prepare for his farewell match at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena on Tuesday, when he will play a half for both clubs. © dpa/AFP / Sven HoppeBERLIN, Germany, Aug 27 – Bastian Schweinsteiger expects to shed a few tears on Tuesday on his final Bayern Munich appearance during his testimonial against current club Chicago Fire.The 34-year-old former Germany captain will play a half each for Bayern and Chicago at the Allianz Arena (1830 GMT). It will be his farewell appearance in Munich, having quit his childhood club for Manchester United in 2015 after 17 years and a total of 20 titles with Bayern.Schweinsteiger wept when he received a standing ovation on his 121st and final appearance for Germany in a 2-0 friendly win over Finland two years ago in Moenchengladbach.More tears are to be expected in Munich on Tuesday.“I somewhat underestimated that when I retired from the national team,” admitted Schweinsteiger on his return to Munich.“I felt lots of emotions, you have so many images in your head and let yourself be led by that.“There are already so many memories coming back up.“It was a great time, Bayern is always in my heart, but I know it’ll be emotional for me.”It was obvious from the huge smile on his face at Bayern’s training ground that he is enjoying being back in Munich.Former Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger was awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit on Sunday on his return to Munich ahead of his testimonial at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday. © dpa/AFP / Sven HoppeOn Sunday, he was awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit at a civil ceremony, where Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Soeder described the 2014 World Cup winner as a ‘living legend’.“I’m overwhelmed, I accept the medal on behalf of all Bayern fans – many of whom deserve this,” said Schweinsteiger humbly.The football star from the Upper Bavarian town of Kolbermoor, near the border with Austria, said he missed his homeland.“Friends and family, the mountains – and the Kaiserschmarrn (a Bavarian dessert),” are the things he misses most living in Chicago with his wife, former tennis star Ana Ivanovic, and their baby son.Schweinsteiger made more than 500 appearances for Bayern, who he joined as a 13-year-old.His last home appearance in the famous red shirt was when he scored in a 2-0 win against Mainz in May 2015, before moving to United two months later, and he has not been back to the Allianz Arena since.“At the time, I did not have the chance to say goodbye, so I’m very grateful that FC Bayern are giving me a farewell match,” he said.“It’s great to be back here.“There’s a real feeling of being at home in Munich and seeing the people in the city again.”Bastian Schweinsteiger smiles as he meets fans on Sunday during a training session with Chicago Fire in Munich ahead of his testimonial on Tuesday against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, when he will play a half each for both clubs. © dpa/AFP / Sven HoppeHis popularity has its price and Schweinsteiger can not walk the streets of Munich “without a cap and sunglasses”, unlike in Chicago where his wife “is recognised more than me – she’s a bit prettier too,” he added with a grin.Despite recent results — Chicago sit second from bottom in the Eastern Conference of the North American MLS league — Schweinsteiger is enjoying playing in the States.“I feel good physically, it’s fun to drive to training each day and I play every game,” he said and hopes to play another few seasons for Fire, who he joined in 2017 after 18 months at Old Trafford.“I’ll take things from year to year.”0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)
Sam Allardyce has told Winston Reid to forget about a move because there is no better place to continue his career than West Ham.The 26-year-old’s contract expires in the summer and the centre-back has been linked with a move away from east London.Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham have all shown an interest in signing the New Zealand international for a cut-price fee in the January transfer window.But Allardyce has told him the Boelyn Ground is the perfect place to be, following an excellent season so far, and with a move to the Olympic Stadium on the horizon.“We’ve done as much as we possibly can [to keep Reid],” Allardyce told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“It was probably the longest [set of] negotiations I’ve ever seen with a player. Whether we can get there in the end, I’m not sure. That’s in the chairman’s hands, not mine.“I just hope, with us doing so well this year, and us moving into the new stadium, is there a bigger or better club around than West Ham for Winston Reid? I’m not so sure there is, you know.”
Two weeks ago I arrived at the San Francisco airport. The young, attractive, personable black woman at the rental car desk wore a badge that said “Trainee.” I smiled and said, “That’s an odd name.” She laughed. I asked whether she was from San Francisco. She replied, “No, I’m not from here. I’m from Atlanta.” “Why are you here?” I asked. “I moved back with my parents here in town.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“I thought you said you were not from here.” “Well,” she said, “I’m from here, but I went to school in Atlanta, and I prefer it there. So I consider it my home.” “What were you doing in Atlanta?” I asked. “I attended Clark University, but after a couple of years I got pregnant, so I came home.” “Are you in school now?” “No, because the money’s too good.” “Too good to remain in school?” “For now,” she answered. “What is it you don’t like about San Francisco?” “It’s just so racist,” she said. “Racist? Isn’t this one of the most liberal cities in the country?” I asked. She rolled her eyes. “Sign here,” she said. “You know, I should have finished my training program some time ago, but because I’m black, they’re making me stay longer.” “How do you know it’s because you’re black?” Another roll of the eyes. As I was leaving, I said, “You know, given your people skills and your drive, whatever obstacles others place in your way, you’ll be able to overcome them.” “Wait, what do you mean?” I turned around. “I mean that given your charm and your apparent drive, I’m sure you’ll be able to deal with – and maybe even turn around – anybody who gets in your way.” “You think so?” she asked. “I know so.” Which brings us to Stanley O’Neal, the recently ousted black CEO of Merrill Lynch. Who is Stanley O’Neal? Born in segregated Alabama in 1951, O’Neal spent his early childhood delivering newspapers, picking corn and cotton on the family farm, and being educated in a one-room school built by his grandfather. He landed a job on General Motors’ assembly line, and won a place studying engineering and industrial administration at the General Motors Institute. O’Neal later secured a Harvard scholarship, where he earned an MBA. He left General Motors for Merrill Lynch in 1986, beginning a meteoric rise to CFO in 1998, president in 2000 and CEO in 2002. In July 2002, when Fortune magazine named O’Neal the most powerful black executive in the country, O’Neal refused to comment for the story. Most interviewers found O’Neal disinclined to talk about his race and background, as Fortune later wrote: “(O’Neal) is even reluctant to discuss what it’s like to be the first African American to run a major Wall Street firm.” Last year business pundits praised O’Neal, and his firm rewarded him for their record $7.5billion net income by paying O’Neal $48million, one of Wall Street’s richest packages. Back in 2002, when O’Neal was picked for ascension to CEO, Fortune published a fairly glowing, lengthy story on O’Neal titled, “Can Stan O’Neal Save Merrill?” mentioning his race only once. Aside from noting that O’Neal was the first black CEO of a big investment firm, most stories at the time focused on O’Neal’s accomplishments, his leadership style and the obstacles facing Merrill Lynch – but did not focus on his race. But O’Neal, as did many CEOs in financial services, placed bad bets in the mortgage market. The subprime meltdown resulted in a $7.9billion write-off in mortgage-related assets for Merrill Lynch’s third quarter. His rivals – Citigroup Inc. and others – also lost huge sums of money. After his five-year tenure – average for an American CEO – the board fired him. As for the termination, only a handful of papers bothered to mention that O’Neal is black – and usually deep into the story. O’Neal’s race played no role in either his hiring or firing. So Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton will likely remain silent – for a change. As to the trainee at the rental car agency, I doubt whether she ever heard of O’Neal. But she certainly could benefit from something the former Merrill Lynch CEO once told Newsweek: “It’s maybe the only country in the world that could have somebody like me start out where I did and wind up doing what I’m doing.” Larry Elder is a syndicated radio talk-show host and author. 160Want 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Jackson gave the Eagles a 27-21 lead on a 37-yard run late in the third quarter, but the point-after attempts failed because the snap was fumbled. – Joe Reinsch Antelope Valley 14, Quartz Hill 9: The Antelopes took sole possession of first place with a victory at Quartz Hill. Antelope Valley of Lancaster (5-2, 3-0) used dominant defense, two Brett Lloyd field goals and Darius Roberts’ rushing touchdown to take a 14-0 lead. The Rebels (4-3, 1-2) were limited to 51 first-half yards, all on the ground. Mike Brandenburg, who rushed for 137 yards, scored on Quartz Hill’s first drive of the second half, but the the Antelopes forced three second-half turnovers to hold on. Allen Mohan ran for 91 yards to lead Antelope Valley. The Bulldogs rallied three times from deficits, twice tying the score, then winning on Henry’s touchdown. Tim Ennis completed 11 of 16 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns and Tony Jackson rushed 13 times for 62 yards and two touchdowns to lead Lancaster (6-2, 3-1). Conrad Henry’s 1-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter lifted visiting Highland High of Palmdale to a stunning 28-27 victory Friday night over No. 17 Lancaster in a Golden League game. Henry rushed for 61 of his game-high 90 yards in the second half, and Earlie Butler scored touchdowns on a 37-yard pass from Kevin Bevans on a fake punt and a 50-yard return of a fumble recovery to lead Highland (3-4 overall, 2-1 Golden). – Gary Hunt Littlerock 50, Knight 3: The Lobos (3-5, 1-3) received touchdowns from five players to rout Knight of Palmdale (2-6, 0-4). Littlerock’s Luther Dillon rushed for two touchdowns and returned the second-half kickoff 89 yards for another score, D’Andrie Mitchell returned a punt 49 yards for a score, and Alfred Nava rushed for 98 yards and a touchdown. Cody Stamps and Fred Reeds also scored for the Lobos, who were the visiting team although the game was played on their campus. – Craig Czubik 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
At a well attended meeting in Glenties last night, the Labour Party selected its local area representative Seamus Rodgers to contest the forthcoming election in the Glenties Area.Seamus Rodgers in typical pose addressing a meeting.Seamus last held a seat there over a decade ago and hopes are high that he will be returning to Lifford now that there is an extra seat up for grabs.A spokesman for the party said “No man deserves the honour more as he is an indefatigable worker for the good of the community.His commitment is total. “He is a member of in excess of twenty organisations.The time and energy involved marks him out as a person of unique character,strength and determination.His work load is never seen as a burden.“Seamus see as a privilege to work for the community and help those who are in need of assistance His contacts at national level and the respect in which he is held there has helped to deliver important services whether it be nursing services on Arranmore or provisions for the handicapped in Dungloe. Seamus is on the go twenty-four seven criss-crossing the county and country doing his utmost to find solutions to problems whether personal or community.“Without his likes we would all be in a much poorer place. He epitomises community spirit at its most wholesome and it would be a fitting tribute if he was given the honour of being their elected representative.”LABOUR CHOOSE VETERAN RODGERS TO STAND FOR ELECTION was last modified: February 1st, 2014 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:labourSeamus Rodgers
We may complain that we don’t get enough tourists in Donegal but we ARE very popular with holiday-makers.DunfanaghyDonegal has been ranked the fifth most popular county for Irish people to stay and have a holiday in Ireland.Kerry is the favourite destination for Irish people holidaying at home, with Galway and Cork in second and third place. Some 26% selected the Kingdom as their favourite county for a break.Galway scored 15.5% and Cork came in on 14.5%; Wexford was favourite with 8%, Donegal 7% and Clare 6%, followed by Mayo, Dublin, Waterford and Kilkenny.When asked what they thought was the country’s least appealing county for a holiday, respondents said Leitrim was the least, followed by Laois and Dublin.More than 1,700 people took part in the survey, carried out by MyHome.ie. DONEGAL IS FIFTH FAVOURITE DESTINATION WITH IRISH HOLIDAYMAKERS was last modified: July 24th, 2014 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)