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Gillenwater fined P20k for ‘physically contacting’ ref

first_imgLATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View comments Blazers clip Tamaraws to remain unbeaten in Filoil Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Things quickly went bad to worse for Troy Gillenwater in his short stint in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Gillenwater’s ouster paved way for the Beermen’s reunion with Renaldo Balkman, who played for the team in 2013.READ: Balkman comes full circle, rejoins BeermenBalkman’s first PBA run, however, ended in controversial fashion after he choked teammate Arwind Santos during a game and was initially banned in the league for life.The 33-year-old Balkman gives the Beermen added versatility with his ability to do just a little bit of everything the way he led Alab Pilipinas to the 2018 Asean Basketball League title early this month.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Just moments after being let go by San Miguel Beer, Gillenwater has been fined P20,000 by the PBA on Tuesday for “physically contacting” referee Rey Yante in the Beermen’s overtime loss to the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters two days ago.The American import was ejected due to the incident that happened late in the second quarter in what turned out to be his final game.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 crownREAD: SMB import Gillenwater ejected after bumping refHe averaged just 15.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in two games and resulted to San Miguel dropping its first two games in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READlast_img read more

Tottenham v Man United: Confirmed line ups – Tuanzebe starts, Mitchell on bench

first_img1 The final game at White Hart Lane is here, with Tottenham Hotspur hosting Manchester United in the Premier League.A win for Spurs will guarantee they finish second in the top flight, whilst the Red Devils need to win to keep their top four hopes alive.However, Jose Mourinho has made it clear finishing in the top four is not his priority, as he is completely focused upon qualifying for the Champions League by winning the Europa League.And the line up he has selected for the match backs up that decision.Paul Pogba misses out due to the death of his father, whilst youngster Axel Tuanzebe is starting for United.The confirmed teams are available, in full, below…Confirmed line ups:Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Wanyama, Dier, Eriksen, Alli, Son, KaneSubstitutes: Walker, Janssen, Vorm, Nkoudou, Sissoko, Dembele, WimmerManchester United XI: de Gea, Smalling, Bailly, Jones, Tuanzebe, Rooney, Carrick, Blind, Lingard, Mata, MartialSubstitutes: Rashford, Romero, Ander Herrera, Mkhitaryan, Darmian, McTominay, Mitchell Tottenham Hotspur play Manchester United in the last match at White Hart Lane last_img read more

CHRISTY MOORE TO PLAY DONEGAL

first_imgChristy Moore has announced a one-off date for Dunlewey Theatre on Friday, June 15th next.Anybody who has seen Christy in concert knows it’s worth rushing out and getting your ticket for now.The former lead-vocalist and chief song-writer of Planxty and Moving Hearts, Moore helped to bring the musical traditions of Ireland up to modern standards and he has been a major inspiration to many modern Irish artists. It is his deep urge to connect with the listener and to transmit the meaning of the songs he sings that has endeared Christy to his audiences and helped to create and develop a faithful following that quite frankly elludes most other artists. CHRISTY MOORE TO PLAY DONEGAL was last modified: April 20th, 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) Tags:Christy MooreDUNLEWEY THEATRElast_img read more

NEIGHBOUR SAYS HE THOUGHT 96 YEAR OLD BURGLARY VICTIM WAS DYING

first_imgThe next-door neighbour of the 96 year old woman robbed and punched by thugs says he thought she was dying when he heard her screams of pain.Robbie Callaghan, 52, rushed to the aid of frail Greta Lilly just seconds after she was attacked at her Buncrana home.Robbie and wife Rosemary were entertaining friends at home when Greta’s alarm was activated on Saturday morning last. Robbie, who is linked Ms Lilly by an Eircom alarm, rushed to the scene and found Greta terrified with fear.He told Donegal Daily “The first thing I noticed was that the kitchen window was open and I knew that wasn’t right.“All I heard then was this screaming and I called out her name and she recognised my voice.“She then started screaming that she was robbed and attacked. When she opened the door she was holding her side and it looked like she had been hit on the face,” he revealed. Robbie, who has lived next door to Greta for almost 20 years at Aghilly, Buncrana, said he has never heard such terror.“I honestly thought she was dying. The screams were terrible.“I have never seen anything like it. When she opened the door she was terrified.“She could hardly breathe with the fear and I got a brown paper bag to help her breathe a little easier.“What sort of person does something like this? It’s bad enough she was robbed but to hit a woman who is almost one hundred years old is just disgusting,” said Robbie. Greta is still being treated at Letterkenny General Hospital but her injuries are not understood to be serious despite her ordeal.She is expected to be released in the coming days.The two men who carried out the gruesome attack wore dark clothing, balaclavas and spoke with local accents.The men are understood to have escaped with a substantial amount of cash which Ms Lilly was saving for new windows at her home. Her husband Ted died around ten years ago and Ms Lilly has lived alone since.Meanwhile Gardai say they are making some progress in their investigation.Inspector David Murphy of Buncrana Garda station said “We have made some progress but we have not made any arrests at this stage.“We have received a lot of information which we are following up and acting upon as part of our overall enquiry,” he said.One of those leads is a caller to Ms Lilly’s house last Friday who asked to buy an old car in the driveway.It is understood the man insisted on buying the car for scrap and gained access to Ms Lilly’s house at one stage but then left.Inspector Murphy said “That is one of the avenues we are exploring as part of the overall investigation.”NEIGHBOUR SAYS HE THOUGHT 96 YEAR OLD BURGLARY VICTIM WAS DYING was last modified: January 8th, 2013 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:AghillybuncranaburglaryMargaret Lillylast_img read more

FF CONSULTS FISHERMEN OVER ‘DRACONIAN’ LEGISLATION

first_imgSenator Brian O’Domhnaill carrying out consultation with fishermen over ‘draconian’ legislationFIANNA Fáil is carrying out a wide ranging public consultation with the fishing industry in over the next three days.The consultation is bein carried out by Seanad Spokesperson on Agriculture, Food and the Marine Brian Ó Domhnaill. Said Donegal Senator Ó Domhnaill: “The consultation will continue with meetings being held with the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority, Fishing Representative Organisations and Fishermen to discuss the proposed Sea Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction (Fixed Penalty Notice) Bill 2013 and to discuss other fisheries related issues”The Sea Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Bill proposes:1. Stiff criminal sanctions for foreign sea fishing vessels which enter Irish exclusive fishing limits.2. Administrative penalties for first and second fishery offences by way of a prescribed notice which also reduces the upper limit fine to €400 for the 1st and €800 for the 2nd offence. 3. The option for a person in receipt of a penalty notice to appeal same to the Minister within a certain period.4. The establishment of an Independent Appeal Committee to be established by the Minister.5. A Consultative / Advisory Role in relation to administering such offences for the following organisations;a. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI)b. The Marine Institutec. Inshore Fishermen’s Organisation d. Bord Iascaigh Mharae. Sea Fisheries Protection Authorityf. Killybeg’s Fishermen Organisationg. Irish South & West Fishermen’s Organisation Senator Ó Domhnaill concluded: “The fishing industry employs 12,000 people in this country and is worth €700 million to the economy.The industry must be fully supported in every way. This Bill forms a step in supporting the Irish fishing industry through common-sense changes to existing draconian legislation.”“The first meeting will take place tonight (Thursday) in Kinsale, County Cork in a series ofpublic meetings on this topic is being held in the South over the weekend.“These meetings are aimed at giving fisherman and coastal communities an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the Bill.FF CONSULTS FISHERMEN OVER ‘DRACONIAN’ LEGISLATION was last modified: June 6th, 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:FF CONSULTS FISHERMEN OVER ‘DRACONIAN’ LEGISLATIONfianna failSEA FISHIRIES AND MARITIME JURISDICTION BILLSenator Brian O’Domhnailllast_img read more

Buncrana woman puts on the kettle in aid of MS Ireland

first_imgBuncrana woman Maggie Green is hosting a coffee morning at her home in Buncrana in aid of MS Ireland.Mum of two and teacher Maggie was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis a year ago, and would now like to raise €1,000 for MS Ireland.“A year ago MS changed our lives forever and after diagnosis MS Ireland became an invaluable resource. MS Ireland provides information, advice, support and advocacy for people with MS,” Maggie explains. MS is a disease which impacts the electrical messages the central nervous system sends to various parts of the body, causing varying degrees of axonal damage.“Living with MS is an uncertain road and everything can change from one day to the next, having a resource like MS Ireland provides a little light along the way during a very difficult time.“I never expected to be diagnosed with a chronic illness and to say it has changed my life immeasurably is an understatement! I am so very grateful for every day that I am well.“New advances in medicine have changed the landscape of MS in the last 25 years and as more and more research is done the prognosis for those of us diagnosed with MS doesn’t seem as bleak.” The coffee morning will take place on the 25th of November at her home in Buncrana, and everyone is welcome to come by for a cuppa and a few sweet treats! If you can’t make it on the day, all donations to her JustGiving page are welcome and appreciated.To donate to her JustGiving page, you can follow this link:https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mscoffeemorningBuncrana woman puts on the kettle in aid of MS Ireland was last modified: November 12th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:buncranacoffee morningMS Irelandlast_img read more

Berbatov undergoing medical at Fulham

first_imgManchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov is having a medical at Fulham.The two clubs agreed a deal for the Bulgarian just before he was due to fly to Italy to complete a move to Fiorentina.Berbatov, 31, is surplus to requirements at Old Trafford and has been widely tipped to move on this summer, having made only five first-team appearances last season.Juventus were also interested in signing him but he appears to have chosen to remain in the Premier League.Giuseppe Marotta, director general of Juve, has been quoted by Italian media as saying: “There was a proposal by Fulham. We made our own, then the player said he preferred to stay in England for family reasons.”Fulham are also close to sealing the signing of former United man Kieran Richardson from Sunderland.A fee has been agreed for the 27-year-old Londoner, who has made it clear he is keen to return to the capital.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Footsteps into the past

first_imgUp-and-coming South African scientist, Brendon Billings, is breathing new life into the field of science and human evolution. (Image: Wilma den Hartigh)MEDIA CONTACTS• Maropeng+27 14 577 9000 Wilma den HartighUp-and-coming South African scientist Brendon Billings is breathing new life into the field of science and human evolution. He is presenting Maropeng’s new Bone Detectives walking tour, which investigates the seven-million-year evolution of Homo sapiens through the many fossils found in the Cradle of Humankind, in Gauteng.Through the tour, the 30-year-old Wits University scientist hopes to provide a new perspective on the field, inspire a love for science, and remind people about South Africa’s rich fossil heritage. And he does this in a fun and accessible way to demystify the subject.“Bones provide clues and make it possible for us to piece together the evolutionary story,” Billings says. “They are the best preserved and we can use them to identify certain structural and behavioural traits, all of which give us a narrative in terms of human evolution.”The tour is suitable for anyone who wants to know more about the science behind palaeoanthropology. Participants have the opportunity to compare different types of hominid bones, helping them to understand the hominoid skeletal anatomy and learn how to identify fossil remains.He says evolution is an ever-changing field, and every fossil that is discovered provides new clues about how evolution took place. “Without the bones we wouldn’t have any evolutionary story to tell.” Hooked on fossilsBillings says he’s fortunate to have been introduced to evolution early on at university – he was set on a career in medicine, but when he didn’t get into the course, he opted for a science degree instead. “I was introduced to the wonderful idea of evolution. I was hooked,” he explains. “Science became my path of using evolutionary principles to understand the world and answer some of these fundamental questions.”His job, he says, is just like putting together a puzzle, which is why he decided to call the Maropeng tour Bone Detectives. It draws on popular television series such as crime drama CSI and US medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. “I noticed that these programmes have generated a lot of interest in medical anthropology and forensics, and decided to build an event around this theme.”Billings has completed his MSc in history of science at Wits, and now he’s working on his thesis on primatology and the evolution of consciousness. He was also recently nominated as a member of the prestigious Council for the Royal Society South Africa, a multi-disciplinary scientific organisation.At the university, Billings assists scientists with their research in disciplines such as palaeoanthropology, forensic anthropology and neuroanatomy. He enjoys telling people about his work and he gives tours of the school to the public.The first thing Billings does when you walk into his office is show you some of Wits University’s extensive fossil collections. He is the curator of all collections at the School of Anatomical Sciences at the Wits Medical School, including the Raymond Dart Collection of Human Skeletons. This collection is one of the largest documented cadaver-derived human skeletal assemblages in the world and the largest in Africa.It was started in the mid-1920s by Dart, an Australian anthropologist known for his involvement in the 1924 discovery of the first fossil found of Australopithecus africanus, an extinct hominid closely related to humans, at Taung in South Africa’s North West Province. His heroThroughout his years as a student, and even now, many top scientists encouraged him to follow his dreams, but Billings says one of his greatest inspirations was renowned South African paleoanthropologist, Prof Phillip Tobias. Billings was a student in his group of young paleoanthropologists.“I had the privilege of working with him and he took me under his wing,” he says. “He was very humble and pleasant.” But he also recalls that Tobias had high expectations of his students – he always wanted students to bring pen and paper to his office and take notes.“I don’t think I would have been in this field if it wasn’t for his influence and him believing in me,” Billings says. “Prof Tobias was patient with my questions, encouraging when I needed it and was my greatest advocate in the scientific community.”Tobias, an internationally renowned palaeoanthropologist and Professor Emeritus at Wits, died on 7 June 2012. He worked with his students up until his death a few months before his 87th birthday. ● The next Bone Detectives walking tour at Maropeng takes place on 18 May. The evening starts at 18h00 with welcome drinks, followed by a dinner at the Maropeng Hotel and a discussion with Brendon Billings. Booking is essential.last_img read more

W-suite in partnership with Brand South Africa usher in Women’s Month with a women led summit

first_imgOn 9 August 1956, a historic event that took the world by surprise happened in South Africa’s Union building, when more than 20 000 women marched for the struggle for freedom and women’s rights. They marched to deliver a petition against the carrying of passes by women to the then-Prime Minister, JG Strijdom.In commemoration of this day, Brand South Africa in partnership W-Suite hosted a women’s summit to seek ways to strengthen its efforts to elevate women’s voices, towards bringing them into key leadership roles.Ever wondered what the conversation they had that fateful morning before they embarked on that momentous march. To relive that moment, on the 07th of August, the Maslow Conference center in Johannesburg was abuzz with over 200 women to engage, debate and dialogue on topics such as; Building the Next Generation of Female Leaders, Redistribution of Power and Conscious Leadership.Under the motto “Empowering Women to Take a Seat at the Table”, the W-Suite Founder, Ms Katie Mohamed announcing the Summit earlier in the year, said: “The W-Suite Summit will engage, inspire and accelerate the dialogue of creating a strong female economy.”She emphasized in her opening address that it was time women stepped up and took up their rightful places in the economic empowerment of women.Some highlights from the summit conversations include,  @Brand_SA Aug 7 – The first panel honed in what it takes to build the next generation of female leaders. “Create a culture of learned behaviours that teach young women to stand behind one another.” #wsuitesummit2019 #LeadLikeWomen‏ @WSuiteZA Aug 7 @Andile_Khumalo says ” The good Lord above knew what He was doing by putting women and men together on the earth. If we can find a way to collaborate where it makes sense, and not make each other enemies, we’ll see good things”@Brand_SA Aug 7 -Ms. @ThulisileTG: Being a conscious leader means being intentional about following clear values and guidelines. Be conscious about what your mandate is, and what it is you would like to achieve. #WSuiteSummit2019 #LeadLikeWomen‏ @WSuiteZA 24h24 hours ago Final thought : “We are taught to be ashamed of our womanhood. We must reject this idea of being ashamed of being empowered women”. – @FasihaHassan #WSuite #WSuiteSummit2019 #LeadLikeWomenWomen in the room were left inspired by the powerful panel discussions.Watch Brand South Africa’s Acting CEO, Ms. Thulisile Manzini speaking on ‘What does it mean to lead with authenticity, intent and purpose?  Click herelast_img read more

Stress management during tough financial times

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There is no doubt that the production agriculture sector is going through a tough financial period. In particular, low crop prices and low milk prices are severely impacting row crop and dairy producers. Financial stress in the farm business often equates to stress within the farm family and can extend to farm employees. Harmful stress needs to be recognized and managed for personal health, family health and health of the farm business.Some stress is a normal part of life. Stress can motivate us to get things done or to make adjustments in our life that balance the stress or maybe remove the stress. However when stress events begin to add up or stress events are added that don’t allow us to adjust or that are beyond our resources to adjust then stress begins to be harmful. Symptoms of harmful stress as well as mechanisms and the ability to cope with stress will vary depending upon the individual. It is important to recognize some common symptoms of stress and if these symptoms continue for prolonged periods of time, to devise a plan to manage stress.Some common symptoms of stress include: feeling tired all the time, inability to relax, disrupted sleep pattern, irritability, anger, problems getting along with people, anxiousness, feelings of being overwhelmed, emotional outbursts, trouble concentrating, headaches, frequent illness, increased alcohol or tobacco use, and withdrawal.Developing and maintaining avenues of communication can help farm families cope with stress during tough financial times. Communication is vital to help relieve the burdens of financial stress and to help generate ideas for problem solving, how to cut production costs, and/or how to increase efficiency or productivity. Regular communication during stressful financial times can help to reduce a negative environment and to prevent finger pointing and blaming. It is natural to look for a source to blame, but in the current farm economy low prices are not the fault of any farm manager, family member or farm employee. In addition, it is known that often just being able to talk about financial problems or feelings of frustration, helplessness and anxiety can be helpful to mental and emotional health.In a family farm situation, it may take an extra effort to maintain communication during stressful financial times. Try to put some “structures” in place that will help facilitate regular communication. An example of this is regularly scheduled family or farm business meetings. Meetings should have planned agenda items and a set starting and ending time. Some ground rules should be in place that provide opportunity for everyone to speak and that prevent any kind of personal attacks or blaming. The focus should be on the farm business. One of the topics on the agenda might be an update of the current farm financial situation. This update allows all family members and farm employees to understand the current farm situation, can squash any rumors that may have started, and can help family members and farm employees understand why repairs instead of new purchases are being made, why withdrawals for family living are being maintained or decreased, and why employee raises may be delayed or decreased. Sharing financial information within this type of business meeting structure can empower family members and employees to feel valued as a team member and new ideas about how to meet financial challenges may be generated.Communication is vital during times of financial stress and in addition to communicating with family members and farm employees, the farm owner or manager should have a support network that understands the farm’s financial situation. Someone who can look at the farm situation from a non-personal perspective and that is not as emotionally invested in the farm operation can provide some clearer thinking and/or information that can be helpful in making decisions. People in this support network may also provide a sympathetic ear that allows some of the financial stress burden to be shared. These are people that want to see your farm succeed and be passed on to the next generation. This support network can include your lender, equipment dealer, seed/fertilizer dealer, financial advisor, nutritionist, veterinarian, Extension educator, tax preparer, or other trusted advisors.For more information about communication during stressful financial times go to the Dairy Issue Briefs section of the OSU Extension dairy web site at: http://dairy.osu.edu/DIBS/dibs.html.last_img read more