Veteran fencers shine in Asian tilt

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Other winners were Myra Cruz (bronze 60 to 69 women’s epee), and Lenita Otadoy (bronze, 35-49 women’s saber).The ladies’ saber team also captured a dramatic gold medal after one member had to check out of the hospital to play in the event. The team was made up of past SEA games medalists Aurea Dioquino, Lenny Otadoy and Bevery Alarcon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog Rain or Shine continues chase for top 4, downs Blackwater Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene SEA Games 2019: Filipina fencers bag gold medal in team epee PLAY LIST 01:38SEA Games 2019: Filipina fencers bag gold medal in team epee02:00SEA Games 2019 police assessment as of Dec. 502:35SEA Games: Centeno tops Amit for gold anew as Filipinas end up 1-2 in 10-ball02:14Carpio 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 How to help the Taal evacuees Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments DAY6 is for everybody OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Reynaldo Navarro wins the gold. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe Philippines put up a strong stand in the recent Asian Veterans Fencing Championship in Thailand, with Reynaldo Navarro bagging a gold in the men’s 50 to 59 saber competition.Former Philippine Olympic Committee president Celso Dayrit won a bronze in the men’s 60 t0 69 epee while three-time Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Maria Leonor Estampador topped the 50 to 59 women’s foil.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Anna Regina man charged with TIP

first_imgDwayne FordAn Anna Regina, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) man was on Monday taken before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer to two counts of Trafficking In Persons (TIP).Dwayne Ford, 36, of Lot 6 East Bush Lot Housing Scheme, Anna Regina, was granted bail for the offence when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.He pleaded not guilty to the charges which stated that between July 1 and August 30, 2016, at Anna Regina, he engaged in TIP, that is to say he recruited, transported, harboured and controlled two young girls.His lawyer, Stanley Moore, made a successful bail application, noting that his client has a bar at the above-mentioned address and has been living there for a number of years.He further noted that his client was anxious to appear at each court hearing to vindicate his name.He was granted bail in the sum of $500,000 for each count of TIP. He will return to court on September 30, 2016.last_img read more

Tax treaties being reviewed to ensure Guyana benefits – Statia

first_imgThe Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is working to enhance its capabilities with regards to its taxation treaty to avoid tax evasion by developed countries.GRA Commissioner General Godfrey StatiaInterests from different countries to sign tax treaties with Guyana has increased since the discovery of oil and gas and as a result, Commissioner General of the GRA Godfrey Statia pointed out that the entity has been actively engaged in such negotiations while underscoring the importance of being cautious when embarking on these ventures.He explained that as a negotiator, he had found that such agreements can be used for tax evasion, or tax avoidance, since those incomes are not taxed.Statia was at the time addressing participants of a CARICOM Double Taxation forum hosted by Christopher Ram and associates on Thursday at the Georgetown Club.The workshop targeted accountants, tax specialists, regional companies doing business in Guyana, and Guyanese companies / individuals considering the CARICOM market.“I have seen too many past agreements negotiated without inputs from tax technicians, which have led to the transfer of wealth from small developing countries to developed ones,” the GRA head said.Further, he highlighted that GRA is presently preparing recommendations to the Finance Minister to have certain aspects of these signed agreements renegotiated and updated to reflect the changing times and economy since the treaties were signed.According to Statia, the tax treaty negotiations should ensure multinationals are taxed whenever economic activities take place and where value is created.He noted that with the advent of oil here, many developed countries have been approaching the Government to negotiate such agreements and as a result, GRA is strengthening its system by moving to set up a special international tax section to deal exclusively with such matters.The Commissioner General further noted that the treaties do not provide a sufficient basis for adequate tax information exchange between developing and developed countries, particularly with secrecy jurisdictions.As such, multinationals, who are mostly from developed countries, usually channel investments through intermediary companies formed in convenient jurisdictions so they can take advantage of treaty shopping.Treaty shopping allows for low or zero tax pathways through the international tax system with some countries, deliberately facilitating these pathways by setting themselves up as conduit countries.“These are but a few reasons why we, as a developing country, ought to be cautious,” he said.He stressed the need for tax experts’ active involvement in these negotiations to administer international agreements to avoid being left in the hands of Foreign Service Officers and politicians.Guyana has Double Taxation Agreements (DTA) with Canada and the United Kingdom and a Tax Exchange Information Agreement (TEIA) with the United States of America. Another such agreement is also expected to be signed with Kuwait.According to Statia, a DTA was negotiated and approved by Cabinet to be signed with the United Arab Emirates, while negotiations with at least four other countries are ongoing.Double Taxation Agreements seek to prevent the same income from getting taxed twice, while TIEAs provide for the exchange of information on request relating to a specific criminal or civil tax investigation or civil tax matters under investigation.He emphasised the need for Guyana to pursue only TEIAs and not DTAs with tax haven countries; as failure to do so may result in our tax dollars leaking offshore through abuse of DTAs by multinational investors.last_img read more

Man City striker plays down talk of permanent Celtic move

first_img John Guidetti during his loan spell at Stoke City 1 Manchester City striker John Guidetti has played down speculation about his loan move to Celtic being made permanent.The Sweden international has been in stunning form since joining the Scottish Champions on loan during the summer, scoring nine goals in as many appearances.It has lead to manager Ronny Deila revealing he would love to sign the 22-year-old on a permanent basis.But Guidetti has distanced himself from such talk, instead stating that he is simply taking each game as it comes.“When you play for a club like Celtic, it’s an honour to wear the shirt and you have to cherish every moment,” Guidetti told the Celtic View.“I just want to keep playing as long as I can and just enjoy it – go out and give 100% every time I go out and play.“If you start looking too far ahead you aren’t going to be successful.”last_img read more

Mourinho’s dark mood casts shadow over Man United

first_imgThe days when Mourinho used to poke fun at journalists with a twinkle in his eye during press conferences appear long gone, replaced by a litany of complaints as seen following the side’s 4-1 humbling by Liverpool on Saturday in their latest outing on the US tour.Bookmakers are now taking bets on Mourinho becoming the first Premier League manager to be sacked or leave his post this season.Reports reaching home from the US tour depict players too nervous to talk openly about what they think, with the Daily Telegraph and The Sun claiming those in the squad feel they are “treading on eggshells”.The Sun cites one case of an unnamed player in a panic asking the TV channel he gave an interview to erase an answer he gave them.“It’s understood the piece of content in question wasn’t even contentious and could be considered ‘on message’ from a club point of view — but it is a measure of the tension being felt on a  troubled tour,” remarked the Manchester Evening News.– ‘Turning sour’ –Mourinho has a history of targeting specific players on occasion and Ivorian central defender Eric Bailly has been in his firing line in the United States.“I don’t think he is a great leader,” Mourinho said of Bailly while adding that newly-appointed captain Antonio Valencia’s physical preparation was below expectations.“His condition was not good when he was back,” he said after the player returned to the squad from holiday.He was more critical of French striker Anthony Martial, who he said should have returned to the US tour after going home to be with his girlfriend when she gave birth to a baby boy in Paris.Mourinho’s position was in stark contrast to England manager Gareth Southgate’s much-praised decision to allow Fabian Delph to leave the World Cup finals to be with his wife at the birth of their child.Mourinho — who having guided United to Europa League and League Cup success in his first season — delivered nothing last term.Critics suggest he is caught in a repetitive pattern seen at previous clubs where his reign turned sour in the third season.It happened twice at Chelsea where he was sacked in the middle of his third campaign in his second spell there, and it also happened at Real Madrid.However, Mourinho’s biggest cause for complaint — that he has not been given the money for the signings he wanted — has won some sympathy, even from the Manchester United board despite reportedly strained relations with Ed Woodward, the executive vice-chairman.Thus far he has bought three players including Brazilian international Fred, but Mourinho is keen to have two new faces in the squad come the opening match with Leicester on Friday week.Ironically one of those targets is Leicester’s England centre-back Harry Maguire, though the 2016 champions’ wealthy Thai owners feel they do not have to sell, particularly having accrued a club record £60 million ($79 million) for the sale of Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City.Relations between Woodward and Mourinho may not be great but there is no suggestion the former wants the latter out, having last January secured his signature on a new contract to June 2020 with the option of a further year.However, with Mourinho still preferring to live in the luxurious Lowry Hotel — where a suite costs over £800 a night — than buy a more permanent home, and now that his trusted number two Rui Faria, seen as a reliable sounding board as to his mood swings, is no longer at United, many are suggesting the third season curse could prevail again.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho’s bad-tempered and miserable demeanour on the pre-season tour of the USA is causing increasing disquiet inside the club just over a week away from the start of the Premier League season© AFP Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, July 31 – Jose Mourinho’s constant carping and foul mood during Manchester United’s increasingly tortuous tour of the United States is raising questions about team morale and title hopes just over a week away from the start of the new Premier League season.Unlike rivals Liverpool and champions Manchester City, two Premier League contenders whose pre-season has included solid preparations and astute transfers, Manchester United watchers see nothing to celebrate as the 55-year-old Portuguese manager prepares for his third term at Old Trafford.last_img read more

Everton star wants team-mate to sign new deal and continue progression

first_imgEverton’s Morgan Schneiderlin admits the players want Ross Barkley to stay at the club and he hopes his fellow midfielder makes a good decision about his future.Barkley has been given until next weekend to agree to the contract extension offered by the Toffees or be sold in the summer as manager Ronald Koeman believes it is not good business to keep a player entering the final year of his deal.That ultimatum ensured the England international’s name earned the headlines ahead of Friday’s visit of Watford but his response was equally attention grabbing as he fired home the only goal from 25 yards before performing a knee slide in front of the Gwladys Street End.At the moment neither side appears to want to make concessions in relation to Barkley’s contract impasse but Schneiderlin said the squad were united in their opinion.“We know the contract is between him and the club but what we can say is he is still working hard, has a good attitude and is very happy in the dressing room,” he said.“We will see what is going to happen. We can’t say too much on whether he will sign the contract or not – we want him to sign but it is his decision. Hopefully he will make a good one by signing the contract.”Schneiderlin has only played with Barkley for four months having arrived from Manchester United in January but he has no doubts about the 23-year-old’s quality or his potential to improve.“I am very happy to play with him. He is a very good player with a good attitude, he works very hard every day to be a better player and he has great quality,” the Frenchman added.“He is still young and he progresses week in, week out – and he can continue progressing.” 1 Everton star Morgan Schneiderlin last_img read more


first_imgNaomh Padraig Uisce Chaoin NotesResults:Our Senior squad beat Red Hughs 2-10 to 1-9 in an open and free flowing game of football in Ture on Saturday evening.Damien Diver opened the scoring on two minutes for the Muff men with a well taken point and two minutes later Damien Brown levelled from a free. The first of four points from frees from the Killygordon man on the night.A well contested game saw the two sides contesting strongly with both keepers doing well to deny first Aidan Lynch of Muff and then Calvin Bradley of Red Hughs what looked like certain goals.A second Diver point on 15 minutes was followed immediately by a fine strike from James Carlin to level score and within minutes both teams were 3-3. Naomh Padraig then started to pull ahead with scores from Diver again and Colm McColgan. Further Muff points from Aidan Lynch, Damien Diver and Dara McConway were answered by 2 Red Hugh scores but the Muff men went in 8-5 up at half time.The second half started well for Killygordon with a Damien Brown point from a free, but then following a tremendous block from Gary McKinney in his own box, the ball was worked down field where Aidan Lynch burst the net for a Muff goal. 1-9 to 0-6 to the peninsula boys. This was followed less than one minute later by a second Muff goal, this time for Dara McConway. Two goals within one minute might have totally discouraged any other team but not Red Hughs however and a series of frees saw three points on the trot for the Killygordon men and Muff were looking uncomfortable. Anto McColgan pegged one back for Naomh Padraig on 55 minutes, but then a penalty was awarded to Red Hughes just at the end of normal time which saw Calvin Bradley stroke his opportunity past Joe McCauley who put in an otherwise excellent performance in goals.That was to be the last score, despite Red Hughs finishing strongly, and Naomh Padraig won by 4 points at the end, 2-10 to 1-9.Naomh Padraig Uisce Chaoin: Joe McCauley, Gary Mc Kinney, Ryan McColgan (0-1), Enda McColgan, Justin Gallagher, Anto McColgan (0-1), Reece Davenport, Colm McColgan (0-1), Eunan Keaveny, Stephen McLaughlin, Albie Laird, Brian McColgan, Darragh McConway (1-1), Aidan Lynch (1-1), Damien Diver(0-5). Subs: Mark Doherty, James CurranSenior Reserves also beat Red Hugh reserves 1-8 to 0-9 to complete a very successful evening at Ture.U16s won away at Letterkenny Gaels on Sunday evening by 5 points. Full details next week.Concert: Our Annual Charity Childrens Concert is in Clubhouse Ture on Friday 6th.May at 7pm.Adm, Children €2,  Adults €5, Family €10.All proceeds on the night to the Children’s Ward Letterkenny Hospital.Any child that wants to sing, dance, recite, or play an instrument please contact Eileen on  086 8720734.Fixtures:Saturday 7th May. U12 Girls – First Blitz of the year at 1pm in Buncrana.Sunday 8th May, Darren Downey/ Gary McLaughlin U16A Final: Carndonagh Vs. Naomh Padraig, Throw in 7.15pm in Burt.Sunday 15th May, Joe McGeady U14A Final: Malin Vs. Naomh PadraigLast Man Standing Club Secretary Ciaran McMenamin is organising a Last Man Standing competition for club members and supporters. See the club Facebook page for details and pit your knowledge and punditry against your friends and family to lift a nice tidy sum and raise some much needed funds for the club. Registration closes May 14th.Training:Under 8s every Friday in Ture from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. New boys and girls always welcome.Under 10s every Monday in Ture from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. For more info on these age groups contact Daniel on 0862072745 or Brendan on 0879946703.Under 12 boys training is every Sunday in Ture pitch at 12.45pm to 2pm. Children can be left down after mass as coaches will be there from 12.15pm , €2 for training, all new faces welcome.Under 14 training every Thursday evening in Ture from 6pm to 7.30pm.The Minors and U-16s. For anyone interested in playing this year they can contact Daniel on 0862072745 or Billy on 0879294352 new players always welcome.Camogie:Training in Ture on Thursdays 6-7pm. Girls from 6 years upwards welcome.Registration:Reminder to any players who have not paid their membership/insurance money please contact the club registrar as soon as possible. Forms are available in the Club house or from coaches. Club Gear:There is a limited stock of some club gear and Club Donegal gear available in the clubhouse,Please contact Dermot on 0879978968 for availabilityAs always keep up to date with club activities through Facebook, Twitter, Club APP and through the website on www.naomhpadraig.comFocal Deireanach: Never any harm to remind folks that without referees we’d have no matches at all. Go dté sibh slán!GAA NEWS: NAOMH PADRAIG, MUFF TO HOST ANNUAL CHILDREN’S CONCERT was last modified: May 1st, 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)last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Town Council has made a plan for the forthcoming winter – and it’s snow joke!We may still be waiting summer to arrive but the town council has already formulated a plan to cope with a repeat of last year’s arctic conditions.The plan includes more snow ploughing plant including possibly two snow ploughs for the town. Also machinery normally used for cutting grass will be fitted with specialist snow-clearing equipment.There will be at least 100 salt bunkers located across the town with grit also made available throughout any bad periods.Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh had asked the council for the latest update on their plans to tackle any cold snap.He was told existing plans as well as the new proposed measures should leave Letterkenny as well-prepared as any other town in the country for any cold snap. EndsIT’S SNOW JOKE – LETTERKENNY UPGRADES SNOW PLANT TO GET READY FOR WINTER! was last modified: July 23rd, 2011 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 Jimmy Kavanaghletterkennysnow planlast_img read more


first_imgLAKES have appeared from nowhere.Storms appear to be a daily occurrence when once they were few and far between (or so it seems).You’ve been out and about taking your pictures to record our wacky weather. You can send you pictures to Above is a picture taken by Charlie Ó Dónaill at Muckross, Kilcar.Below is a picture taken from the canteen of Charles Kelly Ltd by Cathal McDaid. “It’s a great new view,” said Cathal.The two pictures below show flooding at the Coteen Road near Kilmacrennan by the happy snapperBelow is from J McCormack, featuring snow at Glendowan:BELOW IS DRIVING HAIL – TAKEN BY Hilary James, Meenavalley, Killybegs:WACKY DONEGAL WEATHER: YOUR INCREDIBLE PIX was last modified: December 14th, 2011 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:donegal weatherdonegaldaily.comwacky weatheryour pictureslast_img read more

Women’s Soccer Hosts Home Opener against UMKC

first_imgNorth Dakota State (0-4) will play at UNI Friday night before traveling to Des Moines. The Bison have been shutout in each of their first four games. Drake edged NDSU, 1-0, last season in Fargo, N.D. Drake owns a 6-2-1 advantage in the all-time series. UMKC (2-2) dropped road matches to start the season to Oklahoma State and Oral Roberts, but bounced back with home victories over South Dakota State and UIC. Junior Lexie Howard has a team-leading two goals and five points. Drake and UMKC have split the past two matchups with the away team winning each. The Bulldogs have a 4-1-1 advantage in the all-time series. DES MOINES, Iowa – After playing its first three regular season matches and two preseason exhibitions on the road, the Drake University women’s soccer team hosts UMKC on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Cownie Soccer Complex. Following Friday’s game, Drake welcomes North Dakota State on Sunday at 1 p.m. Both games will be broadcast online via The Valley on ESPN3. Drake (1-2) is coming off a 3-0 defeat at Marquette on Aug. 25. Marquette, who held a 1-0 advantage at halftime, scored two goals right out of the halftime break to grab control of the game. Drake was limited to 12 shots and three shots on goal with seniors Kasey Hurt (Ankeny, Iowa), Ali Smith (Lenexa, Kan.) and Hannah Wilder (Wheatfield, Ind.) each recording one shot on goal and two shots each. Following the weekend, Drake will continue its homestand with matches against Wisconsin on Sept. 7 and South Dakota State on Sept. 10 at Cownie.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more