UAAP Season 81 Starting 5: Week 8 LATEST STORIES Djokovic will be the ATP’s year-ending No. 1 for the fifth time, pulling even with Roger Federer and Jimmy Connors for the second most since the computer rankings began in 1973. Pete Sampras holds the record of six.BUY: ‘Novak Djokovic and the Rise of Serbia: The Sporting Statesman’ by Chris BowersFEATURED 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 Chriss“Reflecting on what I’ve been through in the last year, it’s quite a phenomenal achievement,” said Djokovic, who was No. 2 last week and hadn’t been No. 1 since November 2016. “And, of course, I’m very, very happy and proud about it. Five months ago, if you told me that … it was highly improbable at that time, considering my ranking and the way I played and felt on the court.”The 31-year-old from Serbia fell to No. 22 in May after beginning the year with a 6-6 record while recovering from surgery on his right elbow. He hadn’t been ranked that low since he was 22nd in 2006 as a teenager. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But Djokovic has gone 43-5 since, including Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open after reuniting with Marian Vajda, the longtime coach with whom he had split.Djokovic raised his haul of major trophies to 14, tied with Sampras for third most in men’s tennis history behind Federer with 20 and Nadal with 17.The last man to go from outside the top 20 to No. 1 within a single season was Marat Safin, who was No. 38 and No. 1 in 2000, before ending that year at No. 2.“What Novak has achieved this season has to go down as one of the great sporting comebacks,” ATP Executive Chairman Chris Kerned said. “It’s been a phenomenal return to form that would have been hard to imagine just six months ago.”Nadal said on Twitter on Monday that he was still bothered by the stomach muscle issue that forced him to withdraw from last week’s Paris Masters. Because he wouldn’t be competing at the season-ending tournament in London next week, he opted to have ankle surgery now.ADVERTISEMENT He hasn’t competed since he retired from his U.S. Open semifinal against Juan Martin del Potro because of a painful right knee.The 32-year-old Spaniard ends 2018 with a 45-4 record and five titles, including an 11th French Open championship in June.John Isner replaces Nadal in the ATP Finals field.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FILE – Spain’s Rafael Nadal (L) and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic wave at the end of an exhibition game during ‘Kids Day’ on The Philippe Chatrier Court in Paris on May 26, 2018, on the eve of The Roland Garros 2018 French Open tennis tournament. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONdjokoNovak Djokovic returned to No. 1 on Monday after a two-year absence and is assured of becoming the first man in the history of the ATP rankings to finish a season at the top spot after being outside the top 20 during that season.That’s because the man he overtook, Rafael Nadal, is done for 2018. Nadal withdrew from the ATP Finals on Monday, citing an abdominal injury, and announced he was having arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal
Dear Editor,At the very first Regional Democratic Council (RDC) statutory meeting in January this year, the entire RDC boardroom listened in shock to a narrative that an old decrepit bulldozer parked precariously outside the RDC Compound actually belonged to the region and was newly purchased for a whopping $15 million.The Regional Executive Officer (REO) wasted no time in claiming that she is not aware of the bulldozer since from all records, it did not belong to the RDC since no money was paid. She further claimed that she had only heard about its ‘arrival’ at the said meeting when the issue was raised. The REO was adamant that the bulldozer was not the property of the RDC. She further asserted that once the bulldozer is found to be defective, she will send it packing. Upon inspection it was found not only to be defective, but it was not the bulldozer specified in the tender advertisement. This junk bulldozer arrived nearly five months after the contract was awarded to KP Project Management Company.It was later revealed that 53 per cent or $8 million of the purchase was paid in advance before the bulldozer was supplied and the remaining sum of $6.8 million was paid in December 2017 before its arrival. The REO is the accounting officer so it is alarming that she was not aware of these payments at the statutory meeting in January. Did she not lie to the RDC? Later on, the REO said the supplier has agreed to repair the bulldozer even though it was not the bulldozer specified in the tender. She had said also that the contractor gave a one-year warranty on the ‘junk’. Fortunately, or unfortunately, this repair did not materialise as well. Another blatant lie? From all indications, it became pellucid that she feigned ignorance of the bulldozer at the very first RDC statutory meeting! It was also clear that the contractor is heavily favoured in someone’s eyes at the RDC. It is difficult to return bribes and kickbacks once given!Furthermore, this deal was rotten since the advertisement stage of the tender. It was advertised in one newspaper only, which is a breach of the Procurement Act.This Act stipulates that this should be done in newspapers of wide circulation. The auditors concluded that this was the reason for the receiving of only one bid. Moreover, the auditors found several fundamental breaches which I have outlined in my letters to the press. In addition, they found that there was no security bond on the contract, the bulldozer was not according to specification, the chassis plate was tampered with, there were numerous defects and the contract did not provide for the $8 million advance payment to the contractor. When I had said that there was no bond, the REO threatened to sanction me at the RDC meeting!Ultimately a bond was secured but there was no new contract to support it as the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) also discovered. When I raised the issue of this bond at the statutory meeting on June 7, 2018, the REO then told the RDC that they will acquire the services of a lawyer to levy on the performance bond from Caricom General Insurance Company on June 11. It is now clear from the report in the media that she tried to levy on the bond the same day I raised the issue at the RDC. But this also now seems to be just a ruse and an attempt to deceive. Unfortunately, from what the PAC has concluded the lies of the REO will cost the region $14.8 million! The region has no claim against KP Project Management Company!What is more damning is the fact that the REO tried to implicate the previous REO, Dr Verasammy Ramayya in this bulldozer scam. I spoke to Dr Ramayya and he told me that he resigned since September 2016. The bulldozer contract was signed in September 2017, one year after. Lies and more lies!From the inception, this bulldozer issue was shrouded in lies, secrecy and attempts to deceive the RDC. I am calling on the RDC to move a motion to sanction this REO and the Communities Minister to remove her from office. She should do the honourable thing and resign forthwith.Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC Councillor,Region Six
One day after the badly decomposed body of a male was fished out of a canal at Craig, East Bank Demerara, it has been identified as that of 28-year-old Kevin Ketwaroo, also called “Wild Buck”, a mason of Friendship, EBD.The body was on Tuesday identified at the Lyken’s Funeral Home by the dead man’s sister Marina Mc Calmon and his brother Adrian Ketwaroo. When contacted, the sister told Guyana Times that family members are still trying to gather information that might lead to an understanding of the circumstances attending the man’s death.She explained that the late Kevin, who had been employed with a private security firm, had left home a few days ago; and when he did not return home, relatives became worried and started to search for him, but to no avail. Upon hearing the news that a body had been found at Craig, EBD, they decided to make some inquiries at the Grove Police Station. They were then escorted to the Lyken’s Funeral Home, where their worst fears were confirmed. The woman did not divulge any additional information.The body of the late Kevin Ketwaroo was found floating in a canal at Craig Side Line Dam, EBD. The body was reportedly discovered at about 13:00h by a male, who contacted the Grove Police Station.The body was clad in a black short sleeve jersey and a pair of blue denim jeans, and was barefooted at the time of the discovery. A search on the body unearthed a black Samsung Galaxy mobile phone and $5800 in cash.Now that the body has been identified, a post mortem will be conducted to determine what had caused the man’s demise.
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The APNU/AFC coalition Government is now making it more difficult for Indigenous peoples to obtain lands and land extensions by stipulating that they provide a Village Improvement Plan (VIP) as part of the process in the granting of their rightfully owned properties.Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney AllicockAt the launch of Indigenous Heritage Month 2019, Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister, Sydney Allicock told the gathering that some Indigenous villages in the country have failed to adequately occupy the lands that they possess and utilise them accordingly yet they are applying for more access to lands.In addition, he declared that a Village Improvement Plan is important in identifying developments that are needed and that this should, instead, be the focus of the Indigenous communities in the country.Opposition Indigenouspeoples representative,Yvonne PearsonHowever, according to People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament, Yvonne Pearson, who represents the rights of Indigenous people on the Opposition side in the National Assembly, such a statement goes against the rights of Indigenous peoples that are outlined in the Amerindian Act of 2006.She pointed out that the Government should not be withholding lands from the Indigenous communities; lands that belong to them, but should seek to honour its obligations to Indigenous folks in the country and abide by the guidelines of the Amerindian Act of 2006.According to Pearson, at present, the livelihoods and development of Indigenous peoples are being stymied because of policies that the current Government has implemented.She emphasised that the Indigenous populace depends heavily on farming activities on these lands; therefore, the APNU/AFC Government must facilitate land extensions since they are necessary for Indigenous folks to survive.Minister Allicock, on Sunday at the launching activity to usher in Indigenous Heritage Month this year, had pointed out that while the issue of land rights is important, the Indigenous peoples need to take into consideration that they are not the only ones who are entitled to such.“Then there are those [villages] that have outgrown their land space. Let us firstly justify our need for land extension, showing how, and what plans are in place to utilise the additional land…. It is also important that Indigenous peoples understand that all Guyanese have a right to share in the distribution of our resources…”He stated that Indigenous peoples across the country need to collaborate with others to find “a middle ground” in relation to ownership and rights of lands that belong to the country.“Our land rights are multifaceted and while it is important that our policymakers understand the value of space for other forms of life to survive…Many villages have been applying for land extension with no clear vision with how the land will be used.Claims for ancestral lands which our fore-parents used…to hunt, fish and farm now need to be supported by a Village Improvement Plan,” he explained.Amerindian Act of 2006The Amerindian Act of 2006 states that a village may apply in writing to the Minister (of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs) for a grant of State lands as an extension to its village lands.The application should include the name of the village, the number of persons living in that village, the area of land which the village already owns, the reason for application, a description of the area and a resolution passed by two-thirds of the “Village General Meeting” which authorises the Village Council to make the application.It further states that an application shall be signed by the Toshao, the Secretary, along with two other members of the Village Council.The application shall be accompanied by a plan showing the existing village lands prepared by a qualified land surveyor on the basis of a survey authorised by the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC).Additionally, according to the Amerindian Act of 2006, the State shall pay for the cost of the survey.Meanwhile, for the Indigenous communities, they can apply in writing to the subject Minister provided that it has been in existence for over 25 years at the time of application and for the immediately preceding five years, it comprises at least 150 persons among others. However, the Act does not require a Village Improvement Plan for the processing or granting of land extensions to any Indigenous village or community.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Volunteer Orientation, 10-11 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Free used oil recycling kits will be distributed, 6 p.m. at Valencia AutoSpa, 23440 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 286-4098. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Trail Team will meet to clear trails, 9 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. MONDAY Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Flame of Life volunteers will install new officers 6 p.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 24201 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Call Terrie Cipriano at (661) 253-8082. Santa Clarita chapter of Century City Ski Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Don Gately at (661) 255-8873. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Beverly Hillbillies Bible Study, 7:30 p.m. in the library at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. THURSDAY Workshop for Nonprofits on media relations, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the SCV Resource Center in the Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $60. Call (661) 250-3720. SCV Quilt Guild auction, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call Adva Price at (661) 298-1385. Mom’s Mixer, 7-9 p.m. at a private home in Valencia. Call Liz Hodson at (661) 255-6044 for directions. Safe Surrender meeting, 7 p.m. at the Community Center, 22421 Market St., Newhall. Call Victoriana Donnelly at (661) 253-8761. Le Tip Business Network Group will meet, 7 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 24201 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Call Lisa Eichman at (661) 297-3333 or visit www.allvalleyletip.com. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY National Trails Day event needs volunteers to help clear trails, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call (310) 858-7272, Ext. 115.
The seniors will kick off the new season this Sunday with a Gaeltacht championship match against Dungloe reserves in Dungloe.Throw in to be confirmed at training. The 19th of March will see the start of the all county leagues with the seniors set to travel to Castlefinn to play Robert Emmets.This game will be followed by another away fixture against Red Hugh’s on the 9th April.The first home game will take place on the 16th April against Carndonagh.Last Monday evening in the hall the first club 50 draw of the new season took place. Winners on the night were Brid Melly €300, Conal Melly €100 & Breda Breslin €50The lotto draw also took place on the night. Numbers drawn were 12,16, 21 & 23.Their was no jackpot winner on the night.Two lucky dips receive €50 John Joe McGettigan Doochary & Mary Ann Bonner Mollyroe. Next weeks jackpot will be €2400.GAA NEWS: NA ROSSA FACE DUNGLOE RESERVES IN JUNIOR GAELTACHT was last modified: March 1st, 2016 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:GAANa RossaSport
Charlie McConalogue TDTHE GOVERNMENT is under fire for waiting FOUR YEARS to reinstate rheumatology services to Donegal.Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal North East Charlie McConalogue has called on the Health Minister and the North West Hospital Group to immediately set a date for the reinstatement of rheumatology services at Letterkenny General Hospital.Deputy McConalogue told Donegal Daily: “The North West Hospital Group has been giving assurances since early 2011 that rheumatology services would be reinstated at Letterkenny General Hospital, however, almost 4 years later arthritis sufferers are still being forced to travel to Co. Leitrim for treatment. “In the first six months of this year more than 200 Donegal patients made the arduous journey to Our Lady’s Hospital in Manorhamilton to see a consultant.“The North West Hospital Group has been dragging its heels on this important issue, and seems unwilling to allocate or re-direct doctors to staff an out-reach clinic at Letterkenny. This is a completely unacceptable position and just serves to highlight the fact that the needs of the patients in Donegal do not come before a staff rota issue at Sligo General Hospital. There are almost 300 rheumatology patients in Donegal, more than justifying an outreach clinic at Letterkenny.“The lack of action in addressing this extremely serious situation further emphasises this Government’s disinterest and distain for people living outside the capital.“This Dublin-based and Dublin-focused Health Minister seems content to force patients from Donegal, suffering acute pain as a result of their condition, to make the gruelling journey to Manorhamilton rather than re-instating the outreach clinic at Letterkenny. This is inappropriate and cruel; as well as causing great discomfort, patients face an additional financial cost to subsidise the regular trips to Our Lady’s Hospital. “I am calling on Minister Varadkar to intervene immediately and sort this situation out. Donegal patients cannot be expected to wait any longer for this service” concluded Deputy McConalogue. McCONALOGUE ANGRY AT FAILURE TO REINSTATE RHEUMATOLOGY SERVICES AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL was last modified: October 1st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennyRheumatology services
A man has been arrested after he crashed into at least three parked cars in Dunfanaghy last night (Sun). The incident occurred on Main Street, Dunfanaghy close to Arnold’s Hotel between 11:30pm and 12am on Sunday.Following the incident, in which several cars were severely damaged, the man was stopped by Gardaí who had been called to the scene. He is due to appear before Letterkenny District Court today (Mon).It is understood that no one was hurt in the late-night incident. We’ll bring you more as we get it… Man arrested after several cars damaged in late night incident in Dunfanaghy was last modified: October 2nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
— Oakland A’s (@Athletics) August 1, … Click here if you are unable to view this gallery on a mobile device.The Oakland A’s bats had fallen silent in these last two games agains the Milwaukee Brewers.Then Matt Chapman’s swing on a first pitch Josh Hader fastball lifted the ice-cold bats back into the inferno, giving the A’s a 5-3 win over on Thursday afternoon. The A’s moved into a tie for the AL’s second wild card spot.You hade to see it.#RootedInOakland pic.twitter.com/6E4T187tuB