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first_imgLATEST STORIES Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu READ: Mayweather stops McGregor in 10th roundMayweather, who upped his record to 50-0, was also the more accurate puncher landing 170 of his 320 throws for a 53 percent clip and even his power punches, 152-of-261, were so accurate at 58 percent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’McGregor managed to land 111 of his total 430 punches but connected just 84 of his 332 power strikes.Interestingly, McGregor, who was stopped midway through the 10th, landed more punches in this fight than Manny Pacquiao did against Mayweather in their 2015 showdown which went the distance. National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pacquiao commends McGregor, Mayweather Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Pacquiao, as per Compubox, landed just 81 punches in 12 rounds.RELATED VIDEO Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Floyd Mayweather Jr. hits Conor McGregor in a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have been on the receiving end of Conor McGregor’s punches in the early rounds, but “Money” scored when it mattered the most.After McGregor outpunched Mayweather, 51-40, in the first five rounds, boxing’s former pound-for-pound king turned the tables on the Irishman, landing 130 punches as compared to the Notorious’ 60 from the sixth to the 10th round, as per Compubox.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgHe is truly an A student with a difference.  For there are many like him who sailed through school with top academic   honors but are missing in action in life.  Not Joseph Mills Jones, who topped his classes from the time he entered school and sailed through Cuttington in three years;                    worked briefly at Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs; and got a fellowship to study  Economics and Econometrics (the Mathematics of Economics).  He returned   home the very next day after receiving his Doctorate—didn’t spend a day more in America doing other people’s business.  He wanted to serve his country, so returned to Planning.  Later he opted for broader international experience and got employed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where he rose to the position of Senior Advisor to the Managing Director.  Dr. Jones then moved on to another senior post at the World Bank.  It was from there that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf tapped him to head the Central Bank of Liberia.After turning the Bank’s reserves from a meager US$5 million in 2006 to over US$300 million a few years later, Dr. Jones started reaching out to small business people, including marketers, savings and loans associations, credit unions and various cooperatives, empowering the small people throughout the country to improve their businesses and develop a better stake in the money economy.Now he has done it again.  In a speech last Tuesday, he made two major announcements: first, that the Bank’s Board of Governors, in response to the Ebola crisis that has turned the Liberian economy upside down, had decided to work with Rural Community Finance Institutions to take steps “to revitalize the rural economy.”   To do this, he announced four key measures: first, a six-month grace period to beneficiaries under the CBL microfinance program; second, recapitalization of some beneficiary institutions to restart and enhance economic activities of group members; third, the extension of new loans “to impact rural businesses;” and four, to withdraw the remaining funds from a bank he did not name and channel those funds through microfinance institutions—why?  This bank, like several others, was too slow in reaching out to the small business people in need, even though the money was CBL’s, not the bank’s.Governor Jones did two big things more in his speech: he declared that the Central Bank would offer a major “financial sector stimulus” in which the Bank would “reduce interest rates on existing stimuli with banks for Liberian businesses.”  Second, this visionary banker and his Board of Governors came up with another highly significant move that no one, not even the beneficiaries, were thinking about: the Bank would pay off “the outstanding loan obligations of all private schools, from kindergarten through high school.”  The Governor was not treading in the dark.  He said, “The commercial banks have already provided the CBL with the list of schools and the amounts involved.”The aim here, said Governor Jones, was to help out not only the schools, all of which have been closed due to the Ebola crisis and have consequently lost money, but also banks, which would have been under great strain servicing these bad loans.  The other, probably most important group at which this stimulus package is aimed is the parents.  The pressure of the schools on parents because the schools owed the banks so much will now be considerably reduced, giving   parents ample time to raise school fees.  Because of the CBL’s intervention, the schools themselves would be under far less pressure to increase fees at least for the coming semester.The CBL deserves high commendation and thanks for these timely moves, and most especially for what it has done to help the schools, the parents and the students. We hope that the private primary and secondary institutions in the country, in response to the CBL’s largesse, will refrain from increasing tuition and do everything they can to ease the pressure on the parents and students. The Ebola crisis has placed a great strain on every citizen and resident and we are all under tremendous pressure.  What a wonderful thing for CBL to reach out to where it matters most—the struggling private schools and the parents and students they impact.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mrs. Williametta Eastman Buckle Jordan Dies

January 14, 2020 | tdpedrwj | No Comments

first_imgThe death is announced of Mrs. Williametta Eastman Buckle Jordan, which sad event occurred on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the Middlesex Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America.She was 79.She served as senior staff nurse at Catholic Hospital in Monrovia from 1987-1989; at Lamco Hospital in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County as supervisor of nursing from 1975 to 1987; and at the Catherine Mills Rehabilitation Center as director of nursing, 1963 to 1975.Williametta also served professionally for many years in the United States.   Born in Crozierville, Montserrado County on February 1, 1936, Williametta was the third child of Mr. Wilmot Eastman and his wife, Nancy Porte Eastman. “Metta,” as she was affectionately called, obtained her elementary education at St. Martin’s Catholic School in Gbarnga, Bong County.  She later entered Lott Carey Baptist Mission in Brewerville, where she graduated from high school in 1954.  She then entered the University of Liberia, where she studied until 1956 when traveled to England for training in Nursing.  There she qualified in General and Psychiatric Nursing.She was twice married, first to Mr. Conie Evaristus Buckle of Broad Street, Snapper Hill, Monrovia, to which union several children were born. That union having ended in divorce, she later married Mr. Wilbur Jordan.She leaves to mourn her loss her three children, Mrs. Lyla Natt, Evaristus Buckle (Sunny Boy), Delcina Buckle; her siblings, Julia, Eric and Emmanuel Eastman, Mrs. Elaine Eastman Johnson, Ms. Maude Eastman; and foster children, Gladys Anderson, Linda Johnson, Jamesetta Boima and Jerome Siakar. The funeral will take place in the USA at a date to be announced later. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgA major telecommunications contract is expected to benefit the Peace Region.The contract is worth approximately $100 million per year.The Province says the contract will expand high-speed internet connections for families and businesses in rural and remote areas, while also expanding cellular coverage along highways across B.C.- Advertisement -Through this contract, 119 designated rural and remote communities across the province will get increased internet bandwith, which will increase their current internet speed by ten times.The new contract will also provide a variety of benefits to the northeast. Nine schools will be upgraded to high-speed fibre optic internet connections and ten communities will receive improved internet connections. In addition, the contract will include improved cell phone coverage over Highway 77 and Highway 97, ranging more than 1,700 kilometres of coverage. According to the B.C. government, the contract will save the province $8.5 million in the first year and, based on B.C.’s historical growth patterns, could save a total of $400 million over the life of the contract. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgOur weekly kid’s Summer camp got underway today in small 1-2ft waves, but by the end of the session nearly all the kids were up and riding! Everyone had so much fun and the Sun even came out to.Just a reminder that next week’s Summer camp is especially catered for smaller children age 5-8 and with only 5 place remaining you’d better book fast!Tomorrow, Tuesday, the surf will still be in the 1-2ft range with a dropping offshore (Southerly) wind ideal for kids or beginners to get there boards into the water. We also have a full day of Stand Up paddle boarding planned for tomorrow at Rathmullan with a few slots remaining! To book call us on 086 1931 747 or check our website www.adventureone.net. ADVENTURE ONE SURF BLOG – SUN COMES OUT IN FANAD was last modified: August 13th, 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)last_img read more

Higher taxes, fees urged

December 28, 2019 | tdpedrwj | No Comments

first_imgSACRAMENTO – California lawmakers should scale back a planned increase in education funding, raise the gas tax and let college fees rise, state Legislative Analyst Liz Hill said Thursday in her annual critique of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed budget. The nonpartisan analyst recommended cutting $2.3 billion from Schwarzenegger’s proposed $125 billion spending plan for fiscal 2006-07, including slashing $1 billion from education. Her recommendations, she said, would help reduce the state’s long-term structural budget deficit and eliminate some of the “autopilot” spending measures that tie state officials’ hands in designing budgets. “If you think of California as a patient fighting a disease, and the disease is our imbalance between revenues and expenditures, the (governor’s) budget plan is sending the message that because of increased revenues we don’t have to continue to take our antibiotics,” Hill said. “I think in a perfect world where the voters follow the lead of the Legislature and the governor, ideally some of the things she’s proposing would help get the state’s budget in balance,” Nuez said. “It’s one thing to put a proposal on the table, it’s another to govern.” He said he would like to see Proposition 42 strengthened, as the governor has proposed, but opposes cuts in education funding or increases in college fees. While not advocating an increase in the gas tax, he said it should be part of the debate. Schwarzenegger has proposed increasing education funding by $4.3 billion, including $1.7 billion to restore Proposition 98 funds borrowed in the past – a plan that administration spokesman Vince Sollitto said is fiscally responsible. “The governor believes that education is a critical priority for our state and that our children have first call on the treasury,” Sollitto said. Hill’s proposal would scale back that increase by $1 billion through reduced funding for after-school programs and repaying less of the Proposition 98 loan. Education leaders are also expected to oppose further reductions in school funding and, in fact, hope for more in the revised budget due out in May. Other recommendations from Hill include: Denying the governor’s proposal to give him midyear spending cut authority. Reducing about $50 million worth of proposals for emergency preparedness, because of the availability of federal funds and overlapping programs. Expanding the use of “telemedicine” in state prisons, reducing the need to transport inmates to receive medical care. Rejecting the $6.5 million proposed for Schwarzenegger’s Hydrogen Highway Initiative. Harrison Sheppard, (916) 446-6723 harrison.sheppard@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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “We are actually of the view that it’s a precarious path, and that we’re not well yet. We need to continue taking our medicine.” Her recommendations include asking voters to repeal Proposition 49, the after-school measure that Schwarzenegger championed in 2002, and repeal Proposition 42, which dedicates gasoline sales tax revenue to transportation. Schwarzenegger has proposed strengthening Proposition 42 so lawmakers cannot raid gasoline sales tax revenues in the future, as they did in the first year of his term. But Hill said Proposition 42 should be replaced with an 8-cent-per-gallon hike in the gasoline excise tax, which now stands at 18 cents a gallon. That would provide funds for transportation projects in a way linked to usage of the roads, while freeing up sales tax revenue for other purposes. Her recommendations may be a tough sell to the Legislature. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuez, D-Los Angeles, agrees with repealing Proposition 49, but opposes most of her other recommendations. last_img read more

first_imgDDTV: Lettermacaward soccer star Carl McHugh shows he is not afraid to have a good laugh as his Bradford City side prepares for its David v Goliath clash with Swansea in the League Cup final at Wembley this Sunday. For when Bradford decided to take the Parkin’ Challenge – named after the club coach – the 20-year-old Donegal man made sure he was involved.And you can see how Carl got on driving the bus by clicking Play to watch…. DDTV: HILARIOUS VIDEO SHOWS CARL McHUGH’S BID TO PARK THE BUS TO WEMBLEY was last modified: February 22nd, 2013 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: HILARIOUS VIDEO SHOWS CARL McHUGH’S BID TO PARK THE BUS TO WEMBLEYlast_img read more

first_imgTermon Ladies were senior champs last yearComortas Peil na Gaeltachta 2015Peil na mBanSinsir Gaoth Dobhair v Baile na nGalloglachGleann Fhinne     v        An TearmannIdirmheánach Ard a’ Ratha                v  Naomh  MuireCloich Cheannfhaola   v Naomh ConaillSoisearFoirne Naomh Columba, Naomh Naille, Cill Chartha, An Tearmann B,An Clochan Liath, Gaeil Fhanada, Gleann tSúilí1. Naomh Columba v An Clochan Liath B       1 v Naomh NailleC Gleann tSúilí v Cill CharthaD An Tearmann v Gaeil FhanadaLeath cheannais C v B Cluiche ceannais C /B v DLADIES FOOTBALL DRAW: PEIL NA mBAN COMÓRTAS PEILE NA GAELTACHTA was last modified: January 28th, 2015 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:Comortas Peil na Gaeltachta 2015last_img read more

first_imgIT might be February 2016 – but there was unfinished business in the County U21 hurling championship from last year.Until today that is when St Eunan’s were crowned the 2015 champions after a win over Setanta at O’Donnell Park in the final today.St. Eunan’s won their first under 21 hurling title with a well earned win over holders Setanta. Both sides fielded a number of county senior hurlers and All Ireland under 21 winners from the summer.Kevin Meehan opened the scoring for the Letterkenny men with an early free, which was cancelled by a well worked point from Justin Browne after 5 minutes. Meehan added another free shortly afterwards, but scores were proving hard to come by in difficult conditions. Midway through the opening half, Niall O’Donnell finished a good St. Eunan’s move for a point.This signalled a period of St. Eunan’s dominance which proved decisive in the game. With Conor O’Donnell, Conor Parke, Stephen Doherty and Conor O’Grady controlling the middle of the field, the full forward line of Niall O’Donnell, Kevin Kealy and Cian Durack turned possession into scores.In the 15th minute Kealy pointed and two minutes later O’Donnell broke through from the right and finished to the net. Meehan and O’Donnell added further points before a superb goal on 23 minutes from Durack opened a sizeable gap. The corner forward caught a long high delivery at pace just outside the large square and calmly struck the ball into the top corner. In the last six minutes of the half Setanta began to mount a comeback, with two frees from Browne and a late Bernard Lafferty point leaving eight points between the sides at the break, 2-6 to 0-4. Setanta came out on the restart knowing that they needed to get early scores. With Shane Gallen, Mark Callaghan and Justin McBride providing a platform in defence, the Cross team created a number of chances. Browne pointed another free on 37 minutes, but they could not add to this. A feature of the whole game was the commitment of the St. Eunan’s team in the tackle, creating many turnovers and huge pressure on Setanta forwards trying to take scores.This pressure paid off in the last quarter. Aaron O’Connell and Darragh McCarthy set up two Meehan points and a final score from O’Donnell sealed the win for St. Eunan’s.St. Eunan’s: David Ireland, Sean Halvey, Francis Lennon, Caoimhin Lennon, Brian McIntyre, Conor O’Donnell, Conor Parke, Steven Doherty, Conor O’Grady, Aaron O’Connell, Kevin Meehan (0-5, 3 frees), Darragh McCarthy, Cian Durack (1-0), Niall O’Donnell (1-3), Kevin Kealy (0-1). Subs: Conor Kelly (40 mins), Noel Gorman (49 mins), Anthony Horgan (51 mins), John McIntyre (58 mins), Daniel O’Connor (58 mins).Setanta: Michael Dullaghan, Shaun McGuire, Mark Callaghan, Dylan Doherty, Aaron D’Alton, Shane Gallen, Gabriel O’Leary, Justin McBride, Conor Gallen, Anthony Dillon, Justin Browne (0-4, 0-3 frees), Colm Melaugh, Bernard Lafferty (0-1), Shaun Anderson, Jason Sweeney.Referee: JJ Lafferty (Carndonagh). ST EUNAN’S U21 HURLERS DEFEAT SETANTA TO LIFT 2015 TITLE! was last modified: February 7th, 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:2015SETANTASt EunansU21 finallast_img read more

McBREARTY CALLS FOR ROAD CHARTER FOR DONEGAL

December 25, 2019 | tdpedrwj | No Comments

first_imgIndependent councillor Frank McBrearty has called for a new road charter for Donegal.The Raphoe councillor made the call in the wake of 13 people losing their lives on the county’s roads in 2013.Cllr McBrearty said “In my 4 years and 7 months representing the people of Donegal on Donegal County Council I have seen the great work that has been done at local level promoting road safety. “In my year as Mayor I had the honour and privilege in helping the council promote road safety right across the county. I am deeply sadden to see the trend from previous years has been reversed.”He sadi he was alarmed to read that 10 people a week have been arrested for drunk driving and is concerned about the many complaints made to him about the alleged behaviour of the gardai not implementing the full rigours of law concerning drunk drivers.“I am calling on a zero tolerance to be introduced concerning drug and drink driving and that all RTA accidents where the Gardai attend are ordered by Senior Garda management to compulsory test for drugs and drink driving as our neighbours do in Northern Ireland.“I am calling on all county Cllr’s, town Cllr’s, TD’s and Senator’s in Donegal to sign up to a new road safety charter to promote road safety and drug and drink driving campaign.” He acknowledged the great work done by the charity organisations in the county, in particular Mary Clinton of ACEART and Susan Gray of PARC.“I hope that they continue to highlight the dangers on our roads and the effects on the families who have suffered at the hands of Drugs and Drunk drivers.“I am going to try to ensure that we all sign up to a new road safety charter in 2014 in order to eradicate the road carnage in our county and in particular the pain and suffering caused to families by drug and drunk drivers.“My deepest sympathy goes to all the families that have lost loves ones in 2013 to the road carnage in the county. We must ensure that we reverse this trend in 2014,” he added. McBREARTY CALLS FOR ROAD CHARTER FOR DONEGAL was last modified: January 11th, 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:Cllr Frank McBreartyDEATHSdonegalroad charterlast_img read more