BanKo opened up its bid with a convincing four-set win over Iriga-Navy, 25-14, 19-25, 25-17, 25-9, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Center. Nicole Tiamzon powered the Perlas Spikers with 16 points while Mary Joy Dacoron and Dzi Gervacio had 15 points apiece. ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Perlas Spikers were head and shoulders above the Lady Uragons in terms of attack coming away with a 46-32 spikes advantage. Amanda Villanueva also had a substantial contribution to BanKo with 10 points. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissRizalie Amaro had 10 points to lead Iriga-Navy. ONE: Jomary Torres fails to crack Indonesian foe, absorbs first loss Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ View comments
Despite mounting pressure on the Energy Department to finalise a Local Content Policy which would allow Guyanese to benefit from the oil and gas sector, the key piece of legislation is still in consultation phase.Director of Energy, Dr Mark BynoeThis was revealed on Friday during a press conference hosted by the Department of Energy. According to the Director of the Department, Dr Mark Bynoe, he is looking forward to the consultancy phase being completed by June.“The Local Content Policy… draft report is currently with us, and we are looking towards possibly the ending of June for the completion of that consultancy, given the consultations necessary before that policy is finalised,” he explained.The Government’s Energy Department Head had assured that the document would be ready long before first oil, which is now due in a matter of months. This commitment was given more than three years after oil was first discovered off Guyana’s coast by United States oil giant ExxonMobil.During a recent interview with this publication, President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Nicholas Boyer, had said he was not too pleased with the slothful way in which the Local Content Policy is being developed. Moreover, Boyer stated that he would like to see the Policy created before, and not after, first oil.“We would like to see the regulations governing the oil industry in place before first oil, not after. We want to see the regulatory environment that will govern the oil industry in place before first oil, and a regulatory environment that has the buy-in of the nation,” he detailed.The Chamber has long been demanding a Local Content Policy to ensure that locals get their share of the pie from oil and gas revenues.In the most recent call made by the Chamber, its President reminded that a number of drafts for the said policy had been completed, but the locals remain in suspense for the final document.“We were even teased with the fact that the policy would then be followed by legislation; but, to date, we need to see the regulatory environment be put in place to manage the oil industry,” Boyer pointed out.He referred to the fact that first oil is expected as early as this year end, but Government is still dragging its feet on preparation of the legislation.The President of the Chamber acknowledged that he has taken note of some positive steps the Government has made in this regard, but he noted that the business community remains concerned about its involvement in the nascent oil and gas sector.Boyer was keen to note that the GCCI has been engaging policy-makers in this regard. In fact, he explained that several meetings were held with former Business Minister Dominic Gaskin and other agencies tied into the sector, but the GCCI is still waiting to see the fruits of those discussions.He concluded that the Government should work harder to ensure everything is in place before first oil. “On the Government and regulatory side, we need to do more to be able to have our things in place, to be able to take on local content or have local businesses participate in the industry.”The Local Content Policy would guide the State in guarding against local companies being bypassed for contracts and services while foreign companies and workers are favoured.Former Business Minister Dominic Gaskin had said the second review of the Local Content Policy is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2019, as Government wants the new legislation to be ‘balanced’.Government’s position is that a ‘too strongly national’ Local Content Policy could jeopardise the efficiency or viability of the company being relied on to extract the resource.According to the draft Local Content Framework document, the policy seeks to address the suite of opportunities that may arise, and the approaches to be taken in selecting and developing opportunities related to enhancing the capabilities of Guyanese nationals and businesses through training and well-tailored social contributions for greater impact and benefits, among other things.The draft Local Content Policy has been criticised for lacking provisions which would safeguard against exploitation by companies. It had been reported that the document does not cater for issues such as: how to avoid procurement fraud, and conflict of interest and favouritism, among other things.Like the Private Sector, the Opposition People’s Progressive Party has also been blasting Government for its failure to have this key piece of legislation produced.
As would likely be the case in virtually every community in the country, Fort St. John area residents proved on Saturday, there’s nothing like the appearance of a hockey legend to spike the attedance at a trade show.The 37th annual trade show wrapped up last night with a final 3-day attendance total of 11,306. That’s about 200 less than last year but, indications are it could have been much less, had it not been for number nine.Thanks to Western Financial Group Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe, was at the show on Saturday and, better than 50 percent of those who attended, nearly 6,400, turned out on that day.- Advertisement -Trade Show Manager Gene Daniel, also reports that Amy Harper, Laszlo Pinter, Elgin Hunt and Kayden Morris were the major door prize winners.
Ulster Bank has confirmed it is to close nine branches around the country, including a sub office in Lifford.The branches are in South Mall in Cork; Granard in Co Longford; Pearse Road in Sligo; Clane in Co Kildare and Kimmage and Inchicore in Dublin.The three sub offices are in Clara in Co Offaly, Enfield in Co Meath and Lifford in Co Donegal. Staff were told of the development this morning. The bank said there will be no job losses as a result.The closures are part of an announcement made this time last year to reduce the number of branches from 214 to between 175 and 185. The bank currently has 199 branches.Ulster Bank said it is closing the outlets due to changing consumer behaviour.ULSTER BANK TO CLOSE ITS LIFFORD SUB OFFICE IN COST-CUTTING MEASURES was last modified: July 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:donegalLiffordulster bank
WEEE Ireland has given Donegal residents and pupils in Raphoe National School in Raphoe an ‘AA grade’ for their battery recycling efforts.The news comes ahead of a final push to reach the EU target of recycling 45% of all batteries sold in Ireland by the end of 2016.WEEE Ireland is the country’s biggest recycling scheme for used batteries. It said that Donegal residents collected 4946 kg of batteries and pupils in Raphoe National School in Raphoe had collected 122 kg of batteries over the past year.WEEE Ireland praised them for their efforts in collecting and recycling batteries.WEEE Ireland CEO Leo Donovan called on people in Donegal and schools in the county to make a final push and collect as many batteries as possible ahead of the deadline at the end of the year.Mr Donovan praised the efforts of Raphoe National School in Raphoe whose pupils collected 122 kg of batteries over the past year as part of the WEEE Pledge Programme. The WEEE Pledge Programme is a free recycling and educational programme designed for schools – more information is available about it at www.weeepledge.ieMr Donovan said that the WEEE Pledge Programme was calling on all schools around the country as well as teachers pupils and parents to recycle as many batteries as possible before the year’s end.“I am especially proud of the great recycling work that residents of Donegal have done as well as the efforts of pupils in Raphoe National School in Raphoe as part of the WEEE Pledge Programme. They are setting a very high standard for other schools to follow.“WEEE Pledge has broadened students’ recycling activity and is inspiring the next generation to be ‘guardians of our planet’. Students (and their families) learn about the importance of being responsible for the environment and how to make a difference in each community” Mr Donovan added.In 2015 over 2,000 primary and secondary schools took part in the WEEE Pledge programme and WEEE Ireland hopes that this number continues to grow. By recycling their batteries under the WEEE Pledge Programme students are also helping to raise much needed funds for LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice. This is the second year that the European Battery Recycling Day is taking place. It is a Europe-wide initiative that sees WEEE Ireland join forces with other recycling schemes under the auspices of the European Association of National Collection Schemes for Batteries (EUCOBAT).Mr Donovan added that generally Irish consumers had adapted well to recycling so much so that they were close to achieving a new European recycling target.He said that Ireland was close to hitting the EU target of recycling 36 million batteries or 45% of the total number of 80 million batteries sold annually here.Raphoe pupils well able to recharge their batteries! was last modified: September 9th, 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)Tags:batteriesdonegalRaphoe
GAA: Sean MacCumhaill’s welcome Gaoth Dobhair to MacCumhaill Park on Saturday evening in a game which is a must-win clash for both sides.Sean MacCumhaill’s earned a draw against Malin in their first outing in Group One, while Gaoth Dobahir suffered a narrow defeat at home to Glenswilly. MacCumhaill’s have struggled in Division Two but earned a valuable two points against Cloughaneely at the weekend scoring an impressive 3-12 in the process.Gaoth Dobhair lost a thriller against Kilcar in Towney and will disappointed at the concession of FOUR goals in that match.However, with Odhran MacNiallais, Neil McGee, Eamon McGee and Michael Carroll in their side they’ll be confident they can get the win they desperately need to keep their Donegal SFC hopes alive.MacCumhaill’s will look to Marty O’Reilly, Barney Lafferty and Darren O’Leary for inspiration and they will need the trio to be on top form if they are to inflict defeat on Gaoth Dobhair. In what should be a close, physical encounter on Saturday evening, Gaoth Dobhair should have too much quality for their opponents and will earn a narrow win.Verdict: Gaoth Dobhair DONEGAL SFC GROUP 1: SEAN MACCUMHAILL’S V GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: August 20th, 2015 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:Donegal SFCGAASport
REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on Newly-promoted Premier League side Fulham have secured the signing of defender Alfie Mawson from Swansea for a fee of up to £20million.The 24-year-old defender, who has signed a four-year deal at Craven Cottage, is the west London club’s sixth signing of their summer as they bolster their squad ahead of their return to the Premier League. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LIVING THE DREAM targets targets IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Latest Transfer News Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father RANKED ⚪️ @AlfieMawson in the SW6. 😎#TotallyMawson pic.twitter.com/pWeqnUXNOf— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) August 2, 2018Mawson said: “I’m really happy to get this over the line and join Fulham.“I’m excited by the project going on here and the football being played last season was lovely on the eye but also effective and I can’t wait to be a part of it and get going.Mawson was one of Swansea’s star performers last season but he was unable to prevent them from Premier League relegation.However, the move to Fulham means he will continue playing in England’s top flight.The centre-back joins the likes of Aleksandar Mitrovic, Andre Schurrle and Jean Michael Seri as new arrivals at the club.
LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Arsenal have told Hoffenheim there is no way they can sign Reiss Nelson on a permanent deal, according to reports.The 18-year-old scored twice for the German club at the weekend to take his Bundesliga goal tally to four in as many games. LATEST Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Nelson has impressed at Hoffenheim LIVING THE DREAM REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade moving on Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star IN DEMAND RANKED 1 The forward has sparkled since he joined Hoffenheim on a season-long loan in the summer and some reports claim he is even on England manager Gareth Southgate’s radar now.Arsenal are closely monitoring Nelson’s progress too and have been impressed by what they’ve seen. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets And, according to Bild, the Gunners have told Nelson he will have big role to play at the club and Hoffenheim have ended hope of signing him permanently.When the German side landed Nelson on loan last summer, they had been hoping a permanent deal could be struck.The forward has not earned a regular spot in the Arsenal side yet and Hoffenheim hoped he could follow Jadon Sancho’s lead and move to Germany full time. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets
A JUDGE has ordered the arrest of a man who has moved into the home of a dead clergyman without permission.He took over the house in February, Judge John O’Hagan was told.This happened as its owner Charles Reede planned to sell it for €60,000 and give the money to Donegal charities, said his barrister Fiona Crawford. Mr Reede’s brother the Very Rev Samuel Reede passed away at the age of 87 in October 2010.He had served as Dean of St Eunan’s Cathedral in Raphoe in the 1980s and 1990s. He was laid to rest in the grounds of the historic church.Judge O’Hagan granted an injunction and vacant possession of the house at Rooskey, Newtowncunningham.He has ordered the mystery man known only as John Doe to be arrested and brought to court on July 29.JUDGE ORDERS ARREST OF ‘JOHN DOE’ MAN IN HOME OF DEAD CLERGYMAN was last modified: July 19th, 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)
NORA MCGOWAN, BALLYBOFEY, RIPThe sudden death has taken place of Nora McGowan, Dreenan, Ballybofey. Remains are reposing at her home. Funeral leaving from there on Friday morning at 10.15am for 11am Requiem Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Sessiaghoneill, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Sadly missed by her sons, P.J., Noel and Patrick, daughters, Ann, Mary and Noreen, brother, Pat,Sisters Teresa,& Kathleen, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren,great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.RITA MCGLINCHEY, LETTERKENNY, RIP The death has taken place at St Luke’s Hospital, Dublin of Rita McGlinchey, Ballaghaderg, Letterkenny. Her remains are reposing at her late residence. Funeral from there tomorrow, Thursday, at 12.15 going to St Eunan’s Cathedral for 1pm Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards to New leck Cemetery. Family time from 11pm – 10am. Family flowers only, donations if desired to friends of Letterkenny General Hospital c/o any family member.EUNAN BONNER, DRUMKEEN, RIPThe death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Eunan Bonner, Augheygault, Drumkeen. Remains reposing at his late residence. Funeral from there tomorrow, Thursday, at 10.30am going to St Patrick’s Church Drumkeen for 11am Requiem Mass, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Family time please from 11pm to 10am. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Coronary Care Unit Letterkenny General Hospital c/o any Family member.SEAMUS O’DONNELL, GLENTIES, RIP The sudden death has taken place at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin of Seamus O’Donnell, Meenahalla, Glenties. His remains are reposing at the family home. Removal from there tomorrow, Thursday, at 10.30am going to St Conal’s Church, Glenties for 11am Mass. Burial afterwards in the local cemetery. Family flowers only, donations if desired to the ICU, Richmond Ward, Beaumont Hospital – c/o James McGuinness and Sons Funeral Directors, Glenties.DENIS MCGUINNESS, LONDON/ARDARA, RIPThe death has taken place in Leyton, London of Denis McGuinness, formerly of Meenarillagh Ardara. His remains will repose at his home at 16 Alexander Road, Leyton from 2pm on Sunday. Funeral Mass on Monday at 2pm in St Joseph’s Church Grange Road, Leyton, London, followed by Cremation at 3pm in Wanstead Crematorium. DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012 was last modified: March 21st, 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:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAYMARCH 21