Pons, FEU want more after Final Four berth

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES Madayag rues ‘basic errors’ in shock loss to UP Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew And now it’s down to one.ADVERTISEMENT “This is a big deal for our team if we can get one of the top two spots in the standings,” added Pons who, for five years, watched the duopoly of Ateneo and La Salle own the championship rounds.The Lady Tamaraws will enter the Final Four for the fourth straight time and in all those occasions FEU got into the semifinals either as the third or fourth seed.This time around, the ladies in green-and-gold are not going to settle for less.“We’re sick of the word ‘almost’ so it’s time we take this,” said Guino-o, who had 12 points against the Lady Falcons. “We know we can become a top two team and we will claim it.”ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Far Eastern University just clinched the third seat in the Final Four after scoring a five-set win over Adamson University, 25-22, 25-27, 14-25, 25-22, 15-11, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.The Lady Tamaraws’ win gave them an 8-4 record and the position where they could just lounge around at the stable third seed or pursue two more wins to get a crack at one of the top two seeds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFor Bernadeth Pons and Bernadeth Guino-o, they definitely want the latter.“The Final Four isn’t enough, especially for me because this is my last playing year,” said Pons, who led FEU with 22 points, in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “This is my last chance to get to the finals, and we want to get that twice-to-beat advantage.” View commentslast_img read more

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LMHRA to Crackdown on Fake Cosmetics Importers

first_imgThe Liberia Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority (LMHRA) has announced a planned crackdown on importers of counterfeit cosmetics that have infiltrated the Liberian market.LMHRA Executive Director, David Sumo, said the Liberian market is now the latest focal point for the importation of fake cosmetics and if immediate actions are not taken the situation could overwhelm the country.This intervention is meant to support fair trade and genuine entrepreneurs. It will also promote the local cosmetics businesses that are struggling to make profits because the market is flooded with cheap imported cosmetics, Sumo said at a stakeholders meeting in Monrovia.The meeting was held on the theme: “LMHRA’s Quality Assurance Plan for Medicines and Health Products; the benefits for both business institutions and consumers, and the combat of substandard medicines and health products on our market.”Sumo said tough action will be taken against dealers in fake and substandard cosmetics in the country. “We need to prosecute these people because they are endangering the lives of the Liberian public.A number of products including colorants, preservatives, poisonous and mutation inducing substances, reproductive toxicants, skin lighteners and moisturizers, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail polishes, eye and facial makeup, shampoos, permanent waves, hair colors, toothpastes and deodorants, are being targeted.According to Sumo “no person shall manufacture, import, store, exhibit, sell or dispense cosmetics unless they meet requirements under this law.”Relating to the regulation and inspection of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics mean “any substances applied on the human body in order to enhance, change and impart a pleasant smell on the human body.”Attending the meeting were several owners of the country’s major pharmaceutical outlets as well as some importers.Many of the participants noted that tightening laws governing the sector promotes public health and supports genuine entrepreneurs.“It is important because it will help boost quality along value chain and make the sector more attractive to investors. However, these actions should also target counterfeit medicinal products.The participants, though some are not importers of cosmetics, said the pending action is a laudable one because it would tighten restrictions regarding the importation, distribution and trade of cosmetics in the country.Some of the participants also said the crackdown on counterfeits will help promote fair trade and competition among local industries.Those that are in the business of counterfeit cosmetics are hurting the world, even to the detriment of the lives of millions of people.For example, in Europe counterfeit generates 4.7 billion euros of direct losses annually for the European cosmetics industry, a UK based beauty website, HIOM, said.This amount represents 7.8% of total sales in the European Union’s cosmetics and personal care industry resulting in 50,000 job losses. Taking into account the effect on suppliers, revenue losses are up to 9.5 billion euros resulting in 80,000 jobs losses.In addition to direct revenue losses for brands, counterfeiters are putting consumers’ health at risk and generate major tax revenue losses (1.7 billion euros.), the website said.There has been a lot of public interest in herbal products in recent years with many manufacturers moving to tap the opportunities this market segment presents. However, investors struggle to break even because of counterfeits that have flooded the local market.LMHRA said the task at hand to differentiate between the real and the fake products is huge and even difficult for those in the field let alone mere consumers.He admonished participants to be sincere in their dealerships as their insincerity might be hurting another person.“Cosmetics must be free of toxic substances and should meet quality standards applicable in the country. Importers of cosmetics and dealers must therefore comply with guidelines to protect the public,” Sumo said. He added that his organization has already engaged security sector, especially the LNP, DEA and BIN, to help implement the actions.“For purposes of public health interest, any cosmetic ingredient that does not meet quality requirements is prohibited,” he said.“Therefore, no person shall manufacture, import, store, exhibit, sell or dispense cosmetics unless they meet requirements under the law,” he added. The manufacture, preparation, preservation or storage of these products under unsanitary conditions will not be allowed, warned Sumo.Some cosmetics that use ingredients that have been found to be harmful include Peau Claire and Fair and White, which contain 1.9 hydroquinone, Lait de beaute 72 heures containing polyethylene glycol, and Penetration enhancer used in many products, and are often contaminated with 1.4-dioxane and ethylene oxide, both known carcinogens.Since the establishment of the LMHRA, Director Sumo has been combating the issue of counterfeit drugs on the Liberian market. He continually warns that the country is experiencing the proliferation of fake medicines on the market, posting serious threats to the health of Liberians.He blamed the situation on dishonest importers and the country’s porous borders—that are not adequately manned by security officials, some of whom, at times, compromise the interest of the country.Sumo says the issue of drugs importation was not only done by owners of private pharmacies, but institutions of government responsible for health-related matters. Some of these are in the habit of purchasing fake drugs through the procurement process introduced by the government.Mr. Sumo indicated that medicines ordered by the government should be thoroughly checked before being exposed to the market. He urged Liberians to be very careful about purchasing medicines, especially drugs that are sold across the counters.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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UCLA football notes: Bruins get two players to commit

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! UCLA’s football program had a big day in landing a pair of recruits, including high-priority target Aaron Hester of Dominguez High of Compton. Hester, a cornerback, and Venice High receiver Jerry Johnson gave oral commitments to Bruins coach Karl Dorrell for the class of 2008. “I knew that UCLA is the right school for me,” Johnson said. “They had respect for me, it’s close, and it’s the type of program I want to be in.” Johnson said the hiring of former Crenshaw assistant coach Eric Scott as UCLA’s receivers coach earlier this week sealed his commitment. Johnson said he also had offers from Arizona State and Washington. -Brian Dohn center_img Hester is a 6-foot, 180-pounder who also plays wide receiver for Dominguez, where he caught nine passes for 179 yards and three touchdowns. He will play cornerback for UCLA. Johnson is a big target who gets plenty of yards after the catch. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Johnson averaged 25.5 yards on 24 catches, and had four touchdown catches. last_img read more

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HEALTHWISE PHARMACIES HOST CUSTOMER CARE EVENT THIS WEEKEND

first_imgThe hugely popular Healthwise Pharmacy Customer Care Event kicks-off this Friday.The annual event is extremely popular with customers and the event will be held over two days this weekend.The Customer Care Event starts on Friday and ends on Saturday and a large crowd is expected to descend on the store to avail of some of the outstanding offers in-store. With a whopping 20% off ALL Christmas products is an ideal time to take advantage and get some early Christmas presents this weekend.just around the cornerHealthwise Pharmacy have loads of fantastic giveaways.  HEALTHWISE PHARMACIES HOST CUSTOMER CARE EVENT THIS WEEKEND was last modified: November 19th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesHealthwise Pharmaciesnewslast_img read more

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Playing tour guide in L.A.

first_imgOriginally published June 27, 1999 They’re coming. You know they are. They already wrote or called or e-mailed to express their intent. Your friends or relatives from points distant, perhaps the Midwest or East, have let it be known that they’d like to drop in for a visit this summer – and, if it’s at all convenient, be shown around Los Angeles, the place Raymond Chandler referred to as “a big, hard-boiled city with no more personality than a paper cup.” Some of your guests’ stops will be predestined and non-negotiable: Disneyland, one of the movie studio tours, perhaps Mann’s Chinese Theater. But if you’re going to be stuck playing tour guide, you’d at least like to show them a few sights that might better capture the essence of the region. And maybe contradict Chandler in the bargain. Gas up the car. Try to keep smiling. And no matter how thick the smog blanket or how tangled the traffic tie-ups, remember to act smug about the privilege of living here – your visitors will expect nothing less. Here’s your list: 1. Sunset Boulevard When outsiders see L.A. in their mind’s eye, they’re on this road. You should drive it from the ocean (Pacific Coast Highway) to the center of Hollywood (Vine Street), a span of 18 miles for which you should allow 1-1/2 hours (including a stop for eats). Along the way, you’ll cover every L.A. cliche in the book. Moments after beginning the climb from Pacific Coast Highway, you’ll come upon an ornate, gaudy place of worship: the Self-Realization Fellowship and Lake Shrine. Preoccupation with self – ah, quintessential L.A. The road winds through the tree-lined, self-conscious village of Pacific Palisades, alongside the eucalyptus grove that shades Riviera Country Club, home to Hogan’s Alley (it’s private, but you might be allowed in for a peek if you’re dressed nicely) and into Brentwood. Your guests will probably plead for you to stop by O.J.’s house, or at least the site where the house used to stand before it was torn down and replaced. Do the world a favor and adamantly refuse; just say, “It’s somewhere up there to the left.” Soon after crossing the San Diego (405) Freeway, you’ll come to Deadman’s Curve, immortalized in song by Jan and Dean (the big, downhill sweep just past Veteran Avenue). UCLA is on the right; flat-rate parking off Westwood Plaza is $5 if anyone wants to buy a shirt. Next comes the land of Norma Desmond: Bel-Air, Beverly Hills. You’ll know you’re in the latter as soon as the road improves. The imposing, pink-and-green Beverly Hills Hotel, which the Eagles used for the album cover of “Hotel California,” is on the left. And yes, the ZIP code here really is 90210. When the potholes are evident again, you’re in West Hollywood and entering the fabled Sunset Strip: the Whiskey (they dropped the “a Go-Go” a while back), movie murals on buildings, billboards (including the recently emasculated Marlboro man), the art-deco Argyle Hotel, Carney’s hot dog stand, and the Chateau Marmont hotel, where John Belushi ended his life. Carney’s, housed in a real Union Pacific rail car (at Kings Road), is a good spot to knock down a hunger. Beware of the chili, though. This trip can be capped off – perhaps fittingly – with a stop at the Chinese Theater. Simply head north on Vine Street and double back on Hollywood Boulevard. 2. The Getty Center Who says L.A. is a cultural wasteland? This place will show ’em. Except that one of the treasures of the museum’s permanent collection, Van Gogh’s “Irises,” is on loan to another museum until October. Oh well. There is a lot of other stuff to look at here, though, provided you can abide decorative arts. And the view and the gardens alone are worth the visit. The Getty is perched high in the Santa Monica Mountains on the west side of the city. There is no admission. The only cost is $5 for parking, but you need a reservation for that, so plan ahead (see details in accompanying chart). Upon arrival, head straight through the entrance hall and out into the museum courtyard, then cut between the west and south pavilions onto a point called South Promontory. Then catch your breath – it was sure to have been taken away by this view of the basin and the Pacific Ocean. Only now should you take on an art tour. To that end, the Getty seems keenly tailored to L.A.: Back in the entrance hall, there are two different tour brochures titled “If You Only Have an Hour.” But it also honors this city through its design – the pavilions are positioned around the open-air courtyard, and sunlight pours into stairwells through enormous banks of windows. In the twilight, as the setting sun reflects off the walls of travertine stone, the place is positively enchanting. Make sure you save time for an unhurried walk in the gardens, which are terraced into a steep hillside. The area is crisscrossed with a gentle ramp that is friendly to strollers, wheelchairs and visitors both very young and very elderly. A delicious, reasonably priced lunch can be had at the Museum Cafe, which features open-air seating and a distracting view of the ocean. 3. Mulholland Drive This route, which courses along the spine of the Santa Monica Mountains, was built in the 1920s to fulfill the dream of William Mulholland, L.A.’s chief engineer and water guru. Drive it in either direction between the San Diego (405) and Ventura (101) freeways, but, as with Sunset, west to east might be best. Although this span covers only 13 miles, it’s probably wise to allow an hour to traverse it. From numerous vista points, see what the Owens Valley’s water hath wrought: the sprawling sweep of the San Fernando Valley to the north, the crowded L.A. basin to the south. People of means pay a great deal of money for these views. And for privacy. You’ll see a number of heavily fortified gates with long driveways that disappear into the hills, leading to unimaginable palaces of excess. Warren Beatty and Annette Bening reside somewhere behind the imposing gate at 13671 Mulholland Drive. Marlon Brando has digs at 12900. There are a number of official viewpoints, with parking lots, but as for the dirt turnouts, you can only linger during daylight hours. The influence of these residents is obviously considerable – the city seems to have spent a fortune on “No Stopping” signs. If you travel this route at night, you’ll have to be content with taking in views without slowing down or getting out of your car – which, actually, is itself an L.A. tradition. The payoff of west-east transit is the Hollywood Bowl overlook, just before you reach Cahuenga Boulevard (look for the concrete sign and wrought-iron fence on the south side of the road). Here your guests can survey the Hollywood sign, the Hollywood Bowl, the distinctive Capitol Records building (designed to resemble a stack of records on a turntable changer) and the Hollywood Freeway snaking through the entire scene. 4. Long Beach Aquarium When you drive near the ocean, or view it from one of the lookouts previously described, you’re left to imagine the life that teems below its surface. At this 1-year-old aquarium, the underwater world is brought to life for you. Unlike’s L.A.’s bygone Marineland, sea creatures are presented in an approximation of their natural habitat; there are no seals trained to play a series of horns. And you get to see it as a scuba diver would – without having to fuss with tanks and wet suit and the ungodly chill of the waters off these shores. There are three major exhibit areas, and the first one you’re steered into is devoted, in fact, to Southern California and Baja California marine life. One tank features sea lions and harbor seals. You can observe their behavior beneath the surface through an enormous window, then, after climbing to an outdoor area, watch from above as they poke their heads out of the water and bob on the surface. Another tank features sea turtles. In another, tiny eels from the Sea of Cortez poke their heads from the sand like aquatic earthworms. The Long Beach Aquarium has become home to two sea otters who were orphaned off Monterey during last year’s El Nino storms. They are the focus of the aquarium’s Sea Otter Summer promotion, which runs through Aug. 31. It’s an extremely kid-friendly place. Aware of the compulsion of small children to want to touch unfamiliar things, guides periodically set up hands-on exhibits where kids can feel the surface of a starfish or run their finger through the sticky petals of a sea anemone. At one tank, they can bend over a railing and run their hands over rays and skates as the creatures swim by below. The true highlight is saved for the end. After the northern Pacific exhibit, you wander into one devoted to the tropical Pacific. Here are brightly colored reef fish of dramatic hues, some of the fish seemingly luminescent. There are also sea horses and strange-looking Australian sea dragons. And of course sharks. The reef sharks, mere 2- and 3-footers but looking no less sinister than their larger cousins, prompt squeals of excitement from young visitors. The aquarium crawls with kids from day camps on weekdays, and it is suffocatingly crowded on weekends. A guide said the quietest times to visit are weekdays after 2 p.m. (when the campers have left) and just after opening (9 a.m.) on Sunday. For lunch, sandwiches and salads are pre-made and serviceable at Cafe Scuba, and the patio dining affords views of the Queen Mary across the harbor channel. There are no dishes on the menu made with fish, however, not even tuna. A server said this was done for a reason: “We didn’t want customers asking if we’d just pulled it out of one of our tanks.” 5. Huntington Library As you pull onto the lush grounds of the Huntington Library, you can tell your guests, “This used to be some guy’s home.” Not just any guy, though: Henry E. Huntington, one of industry’s robber barons of the early 20th century. He made his money in railroads – enough to establish his estate on 600 acres of the former San Marino Ranch. It’s 150 acres now, with expansive gardens – the Camellia, Rose, Japanese and Desert gardens are particularly impressive – providing numerous options for peaceful strolling. The art is housed in the former mansion. This summer, you might be inclined to spend the bulk of your time here out of doors, which is just as well. Although Huntington was a devotee of rare books, his legacy has been poorly served lately. The two most notable items in the permanent collection, a Gutenberg Bible and an illuminated manuscript of Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales,” both dating to the 15th century, have been on display – though incongruously in a room packed with 18th-century clocks, tapestries and furniture from France’s Age of Decadence. Other treasures, however, are tucked away in storage as the Huntington devotes its largest hall to temporary exhibits. That means you likely won’t get a chance to see the treasure trove of works that used to be displayed there: early editions of Shakespeare, Henry David Thoreau’s corrected proof sheets, and the handwritten letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain and others. Beginning Friday, a small sampling of this collection is expected to be exhibited in a tiny room to the left of the library’s main entrance. In the art galleries, the highlights of the collection – at least they haven’t been hidden away – are Thomas Gainsborough’s “The Blue Boy” and Thomas Lawrence’s “Pinkie,” but for an antidote to portraiture there is also “View of the Stour Near Dedham” by John Constable. Afterward, Old Town Pasadena can be found only a few miles to the north and west, along Colorado Boulevard. It’s a fun, generally safe place for window-shopping and people-watching, although a recent contagion of chain retail stores has undermined its charm. If you’re hungry, Mi Piace is excellent for Italian, Gordon Biersch for microbrews, California pub food and patio dining. 6. Malibu/Zuma Beach If your visitors are from a landlocked locale – and let’s face it, most of America is that – they won’t feel their trip is complete until they walk along a beach and get at least their ankles splashed by surf. This can be done at numerous spots along the coast, but a pilgrimage to this region should be planned nonetheless. It fulfills the heartland fantasy of California beach life. The trip along Pacific Coast Highway can be planned as short (Malibu Canyon Road to Zuma), medium (Topanga Canyon Road to Zuma) or long (Santa Monica (10) Freeway to Zuma), but each excursion will provide sweeping views of the coast, glimpses of bluffside mansions, evidence of perpetual mudslides inland and the payoff of a broad, sandy, generally clean beach at Zuma. North of Malibu Canyon Road – right after you pass every collegian’s dream location for a school, Pepperdine University – the land becomes more open as you leave behind the clog of roadside businesses and the ramshackle million-dollar homes that cling to this route farther south. The highway also rises and falls, which presents some tremendous views of the coast. It was at Paradise Cove that Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello frolicked in their “Beach Blanket Bingo” movies, helping to kick-start the surfing craze of 35 years ago. About 8-1/2 miles north of Pepperdine, just past the traffic light at Heathercliff, a small sign indicates the exit for Zuma Beach, which requires you to swing right and circle through a tunnel that runs beneath the highway. A $6 parking fee will gain you entry to this state beach, which is more than two miles long and features plenty of parking lots, restrooms and snack shacks. Another alternative is Westward Beach, immediately to the south (parking is free along Westward Beach Road, if you’re lucky enough to have a space suddenly free up for you). And farther south, at the end of this road, another state parking lot ($6 daily) is administered at Point Dume. Lifeguards oversee this entire stretch of beach (heed their warnings on riptides if your visitors want to go in to get creamed by a wave). You’ll notice that the guards are obligingly attired in “Baywatch”-red suits and carry as props those red plastic floats. If lunch isn’t a picnic on the beach, consider Duke’s, south of Pepperdine at the intersection of PCH and Las Flores Canyon Road. Its Barefoot Bar has a patio area with trucked-in sand where you can sip beer, eat fish tacos and watch the surfers catch the break off the small point. On the restaurant walls, black-and-white photos capture surfing’s early heyday in the ’50s and ’60s, when this area was affectionately called “The Bu.” 7. Olvera Street It all started near here, in the late 1700s, when some Spanish soldiers camped by a river that is now a flood-control channel and named it El Rio Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula. The pueblo settlement that would follow took the same name. Mercifully, the name was ultimately shortened – to Los Angeles, and then to L.A. Olvera Street, on the northwestern edge of downtown, is now presented as a Mexican village market, offering leather goods, bright-colored garments with elaborate embroidery, sugary candy made from squash . . . and also depressing junk, like cheap sunglasses and photos of pro wrestling stars. Look past these desecrations, however, and concentrate on the setting. Many of the buildings date to the early 1800s. Mature bougainvillea plants, with trunks as thick as your arm, crack their ancient brick planters. Olive trees crowd the holes that were cut in the concrete for them long ago. Grape vines cling to lines tied overhead. Squint a little and you might even be able to imagine life in early L.A. A Visitors Center is supposedly open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, but the lone attendant was encountered closing the door at 1:30. “Going to lunch,” she said perfunctorily, but she at least provided one of the free walking-tour guides before locking up. A fine Mexican snack, lunch or dinner – with more character than you’ll find at your favorite haunt in the suburbs – can be found at Casa La Golondrina, a converted home. You might even encounter troubadours singing Mexican love songs as they stroll among the tables. A narrow alley at Olvera Street’s midpoint leads to the Avila Adobe, built in 1818 and said to be Los Angeles’ oldest house. The U-shaped dwelling appears to have been a comfortable-enough place: wood floors, open beams, thick walls, a veranda with a broad overhang to offer relief from the blistering summer sun. The patio out back even has a great spot for a pool. Guess they never got around to putting it in. L.A. has been known to have that kind of effect on its inhabitants. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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Carndonagh GAA club: Development draw tickets now on sale

first_imgNo jackpot winner€30 – Eimear Toland, Ballyloskey, Carn€15 – Kevin Doherty, Carn– Tiernan Coyne, Hollymount, Carn– M.Kelly, Drumcarbit, Malin– Deirdre Foley, Hollymount, CarnJackpot this week is €7,800 and the draw will take place in Simpsons Bar on Wednesday January 11th.Many thanks to all who support our draw. If you wish to enter the prepaid lotto, 52 weeks for €80, please contact Liam McLaughlin on 083-4700059GAA FundamentalsOur GAA Fundamentals will start back on Friday 13th January. It will run from 6- 7pm in the Community School Gym. All Primary School children in the Parish Under 6 (born 2011/2012) are eligible to come and join in. Each session after the first day will be €2. A Parent/Guardian must stay. Development DrawOur Development Draw tickets are now available online via PayPal using our email carngaadevdraw@gmail.com and you will receive a return email to acknowledge your purchase and to give you your ticket numbers.Set DancingSet Dancing continues at Foden every Thursday at 8pm. A good night’s craic and exercise guaranteed. All welcome. Any enquiries please contact Bernie @ 086 0600011.Donegal Year BookThe 2016 Donegal Year Book is now available to purchase. If you would like to buy a copy please contact Annette @ 0876359936 or you can purchase them online and have posted worldwide at http://donegalgaa.ie/product/donegal-2016-yearbook/ Annual Presentation NightOur Annual Presentation Night will take place on 28th January 2017 in Tul-na-Ri with doors opening at 7.30pm and meal served at 8pm. Music will be by Groovology. Our special guest will be Donegal player Eamon McGee. Tickets will be on sale this week from the organising committee.AIB GAA Home InsuranceWith AIB you can now insure your home and help support your GAA Club. All you have to do is purchase a new AIB Home Insurance policy and complete the ‘Reward my Club’ form to nominate your GAA club for a €50 reward. You can get further information at https://aib.ie/…/insurance/home-insurance/gaa-home-insurance. You can also call into AIB Carndonagh and ask to speak to Noreen or contact her at (074) 9374388.CongratulationsA massive congratulations to Aidan & Paula O’Callaghan on the recent birth of their baby boy. Well doneWell done to Eimear O’Donnell who has been selected for the 2017 U14 County squad2016 Donegal Sports Star AwardsGood luck and best wishes to all the nominees for the upcoming Donegal Sports Star Awards on January 27th with a special mention to our own club members who have been nominated – Eimear Toland, Padraig Doherty and Carndonagh Community School.Club NotesAny items for the notes or social media updates for the week should be forwarded to Annette at 087-6359936 or alternatively facebook private message to the club facebook site or send an email to the club email address pro.carndonagh.donegal@gaa.ieCarndonagh GAA club: Development draw tickets now on sale was last modified: January 9th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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

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PROTESTORS CALL FOR LARGE TURN-OUT AT COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING

first_imgThe ‘Can’t Pay Won’t Pay’ campaign group have said they WILL hold a protest outside next Monday’s county council meeting in Lifford.It follows this week’s protest outside the MacGill Summer School in Glenties to coincide with the appearance of Environment Minister Phil Hogan.The group claim the proposal to cut 1 million euro from the budget of Donegal County Council amounts to an almost feudal punishment for the people of the county for their strong resistance to the Household Tax. The campaign has called on people to join them in the demonstration at 12.00pm on Monday, July 30th, outside the Donegal County Council offices in Lifford.Speaking ahead of Monday’s up-coming protest, spokesperson for the ‘Can’t Pay Won’t Pay’ group, Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig said “In the budget plan last December no-where did it state that budgets cuts were in relation to the non-payment of the household charge.“This reason for a cut was not mentioned until February or March this year by Phil Hogan when it was clear there was a massive revolt by the people against the charge and it is a threat he has continued to make since despite the fact it is based on lies.“Our county has had the highest non-payment rates for the Household Tax. Like a feudal lord from days gone by, Hogan has decreed from Dublin that we must be punished for standing up to his unfair tax by withholding 1 million euro from Donegal County Council by the Local Governement Fund. We have consistently argued that Household Tax money does not go towards providing local services and now we have been proven right. There is nothing inevitable about the 1 million figure of cuts. It is an arbitrary figure which in no way relates to the level of Household Tax payment. It is purely a spiteful penalty for our refusal to being bullied into paying this bondholder bailout tax.” Calling for a large turnout at Mondays protest, Mr Mac Giolla Easbuig claimed Donegal County Council are not being honest with their stated figures.“They are continuing to misrepresent the fact that nearly two thirds of Donegal homeowners have not paid the Household Tax. We are calling for honesty from council officials and we are calling on elected councillors to stand with the people by rejecting any cut in the budget. We want to send a strong message back to Hogan that we will not be bullied.”PROTESTORS CALL FOR LARGE TURN-OUT AT COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING was last modified: July 27th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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FEARS FOR JOBS AT GLENVEAGH AS MINISTER SHAKES UP PARKS SERVICE

first_imgJob losses could be in the pipeline at Glenveagh National Park following plans for a shake-up and possible privatisation of Ireland’s national parks.Glenveagh CastleTourism Minister Jimmy Deenihan has ordered a wide-ranging review which could see visitor services at the country’s six national parks change.A whistleblower inside the National Parks & Wildlife Service said Mr Deenihan’s plans could lead to job losses and claimed the organisation was in ‘crisis’ over its alleged lack of a tourism strategy. There are genuine fears amongst staff at Glenveagh of the privatisation plan for certain sectors of the parks go ahead.Bus drivers who take visitors to its famous castle are among those who could lose their jobs or be forced to switch to private operators.Guides positions at all the sites could also be outsourced if the plans go ahead.The source said he feared that all jobs in the service – run by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht – could eventually be outsourced. Catering services have already been privatised.A national parks insider told the Irish Independent today “The focus of the parks is entirely on conservation and the environment and really there is no focus on tourism at all and breaking up who runs what at the national parks will only make that worse,” said the insider.“If these proposals go ahead, how long will it be before the conservation side of what we do is also put out to tender?“There is a real fear among staff that each of our national parks will eventually be run by three or four different private companies whose sole interests will be profits.”The insider said he was speaking out because “at this rate it is only a matter of time before we start charging people to go into the parks.” The country’s other national parks are the Ballycrory National Park in north-west Mayo, the Connemara National Park in Galway, the Burren National Park and the Wicklow Mountains National Park.Entrance to all six parks is free, although there are various cover charges to see inside some of its buildings like Glenveagh Castle.Donegal TD Pearse Doherty said staff were worried.“This is the piece-by-piece sale of our national parks,” he said. “The Government is starting to privatise services, one piece at a time, and people will ask how long it is before entire parks are outsourced to private companies to generate a profit.”A spokesman for Mr Deenihan told the Independent that services are under review.“A key priority for the department is to keep National Parks and Nature Reserves open to the public, to provide quality visitor information and to maintain appropriate health and safety standards at these sites,” he said.“As such, the Department is exploring the potential of alternative models to augment its visitor services and nature education services nationally.”FEARS FOR JOBS AT GLENVEAGH AS MINISTER SHAKES UP PARKS SERVICE was last modified: April 14th, 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:glenveagh national parkjobslast_img read more

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DD COMPETITION TIME: WIN A GAME OF LASER QUEST AND BOWLING AT ARENA 7

first_imgWin a game of Laser Quest and Bowling for 10 people at Arena 7.Arena 7 Entertainment Complex in Letterkenny in conjunction with Donegal Daily are giving away a great prize for one lucky reader.To WIn a Game of Laser Quest and Bowling for 10 People – simply text “Arena7 Laser” to 51444 and you can be in with the chance.Get your entry in today and the winner will be announced on Friday the 18th July. Check everything out at www.arena7.ieDD COMPETITION TIME: WIN A GAME OF LASER QUEST AND BOWLING AT ARENA 7 was last modified: July 17th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Arena 7EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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Fair to get arena funds

first_imgLANCASTER – City officials have promised the Antelope Valley Fair $200,000 to help fund the construction of a livestock show arena. With the city’s contribution, the fair now has lined up $600,000 of the arena’s estimated $700,000 price tag. The fair has not yet determined where it will get the remaining $100,000. “I’m confident we’ll come up with the money,” said Dan Jacobs, the fair’s general manager. Fair officials are hoping to have the new arena in place for the 2006 Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival in August. The City Council agreed Tuesday night to provide $200,000 of the $300,000 the fair board had requested for the project. City Manager Bob LaSala was directed to put funding for the project in the city’s midyear budget update, said Mayor Frank Roberts. The 12,000-square-foot arena will be half-again bigger than the Jaqua Arena at the old downtown fairgrounds from which the fair relocated two years ago. The new arena will be connected to the clock tower and similar in appearance to the red-and-white livestock barns on each side. The arena will host one of the fair’s signature events, the junior livestock auction. For the past two fairs, the event has been held inside a tent. “It’s going to make life so much nicer for the exhibitors,” Jacobs said. The new arena will be named after attorney R. Rex Parris, whose law firm donated $200,000. The donation is the largest single monetary contribution in the fair’s history. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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