Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Shock loss to FEU will make Adamson better, says Pumaren Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Far Eastern University is set to appeal Arvin Tolentino’s imminent suspension for its next matchup against defending champion Ateneo in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tolentino was slapped with a disqualifying foul after he clotheslined Adamson University forward Sean Manganti with 3:43 left in regulation with FEU leading, 75-68.“Sir Mark told me that they will appeal the suspension,” said Tolentino, referring to FEU’s athletic director Mark Molina, after his team’s 88-85 win over the Falcons.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 Chriss“I hope they review it and if they downgrade it then I’d be happy with it but if not we can’t do anything about it.”Tolentino is one of FEU’s reliable options this season. putting up average numbers of 11.8 points and 4.3 rebounds in six games. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil His 19 points against Adamson was his season-high and he also grabbed four rebounds.“It would be unfortunate for me if the suspension pushes through, I’m just praying that they downgrade it.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
…President Granger assures of well-executed national eventsPresident David Granger established the Department of National Events on Monday under the Ministry of the Presidency.The Department will be headed by Colonel Nazrul Hussain of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), and will be tasked with the planning and execution of all national events in the country.President Granger, in an invited comment, said that national events were occasions for the country and Guyanese people to feel pride and patriotism and the events must, therefore, be planned and executed in such a manner that these feelings are expressed and felt by all Guyanese.Colonel Nazrul HussainThe Head of State noted that national events, especially of a large magnitude, required extensive coordination and collaboration among a number of Ministries and Government agencies. Therefore, he said, it was important for someone to assume specific responsibility for these events so that they receive the required attention.Colonel Hussain, in an invited comment, at the Ministry of the Presidency, said he was honoured by the responsibility bestowed on him. He vouched to ensure that all events under his watch were executed in an efficient manner, of which Guyanese would be proud.“I am elated to be selected to head the Department of National Events as was established in the meeting today and the President, based on the previous events, would like us to do things with a better flair, with the watchword being excellence. This Department was established to standardise all of our national activities and to execute all national activities with excellence in mind. It will entail having a diary, which reflects all of the national events and observances and to plan and execute some of the traditional and some new ones that we will be working on and to ensure that we have a manual of standards that we can refer to, to ensure that there is no deviation from the standard of excellence that we are going to establish,” he said.
Vice President Joseph BoakaiVice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai yesterday urged the 367 students who graduated from the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) to remain focused while pursuing their respective goals in life, rather than resorting to acts that are inimical to society.Ambassador Boakai told the graduates that in order to effectively contribute to the rebuilding of Liberia, and make the country a land where their children and children’s children can blossom and not just “survive” in, they must drive away lazy mindedness, hatred and envy, lack of patriotism and hate of country as well as disunity.He said it is not uncommon to see that, in the drive to succeed, some of the youths resort to “Black Money” business, while others when given the opportunity to serve, place their personal interests above their institution or above national interests and shortchange their institutions or the nation at every available opportunity.“Based on these principles,” the Vice President observed that several banking institutions in the country have complained that a number of their young recruits have occasionally been caught in fraudulent acts, only to satisfy their immediate desires.Some of their desires, he said include the purchase of flashy vehicles; to travel abroad; while others abandon members of their family and resort to unceasing prayers and fasting in the hope that a miracle or what they call a “breakthrough” will eventually land their way.He said many of the youths, among them some recent college graduates also have the belief that by going to church and making generous offering (or sowing seeds), they will become wealthy or attain instant success without lifting a finger to work.“Don’t get me wrong; it is indeed a good thing to pray and to do so diligently. But prayer alone is insufficient if we do not properly utilize the gifts that God has given each of us,” VP Boakai charged the graduates.He gave the admonition at the 15th Commencement Convocation of the AMEU held at the sanctuary of Winner’s Chapel International, in Congo Town, outside Monrovia.He added: “As humans, we can only utilize our country’s natural endowments through honest work. As it is said in the Bible, “Faith without works is dead.” VP Boakai admonished the graduates further that in order to succeed in life, they must do away with the “Jackpot mentality,” which leads one to believe that by a single stroke of luck, they would strike gold. He then called on the graduates to arm themselves with the might of knowledge and authority conferred by their individual degrees.“I urge you to match your expectations with reality, because I would imagine that most of you have the desire to enter the job market, which is so highly constricted,” the Vice President reiterated to the graduates to a round of applause.Yesterday’s ceremony was attended by several high profile individuals including Dr. Michael P. Slawon, Director-general, National Commission on Higher Education as well as the entire AMEU faculty and staff, headed by Dr. Joseph T. Isaac, president of the university, among others. As of 2009, the school had 3,432 students enrolled, with 1,516 of those being males and 1,916 females. The total enrollment placed the school as the second largest student population in the country, second only to the University of Liberia. It was established in 1995 by members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and chartered by the Liberian Legislature in 1996. It was organized by Bishop Cornal Garnett Henning Sr., during his administration as presiding prelate. Bryant Theological Seminary was the first component school of the university.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence along with staff off the Public Health Ministry and members of the Chinese delegation from Jiangsu ProvinceGuyana is exploring multiple areas of collaboration with China, particularly in traditional medicine.A Chinese delegation from the Jiangsu Province paid a courtesy call on Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence to discuss the strengthening of the partnership between the two countries.“Both countries, our peoples have emerged from the use of traditional medicine as the only medicine at one point in time that they had available to them, to now where we see Jiangsu Province has been able to master the game in traditional medicine and to offer it as an alternative to its people,” the Public Health Minister said as she welcomed the opportunities for Guyana to learn from Chinese doctors that are skilled in the field.While noting that there were hurdles to overcome concerning the drafting of legislation and enacting policies to both facilitate and regulate traditional medicine use in Guyana, Minister Lawrence said it was a course of direction the Government would take.According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), Minister Lawrence also expressed that a partnership on traditional medicine would allow Guyanese a choice as they sought health-care services.As Minister Lawrence welcomed the drafting of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Jiangsu Province and Guyana in the health-care sector, the emphasis was placed on the remarkable accomplishment of successive Chinese Medical Brigades in Guyana.“We have had some sterling moments with the [Chinese] doctors who come to Guyana and who have offered services to thousands of Guyanese, and our people are healthier because of the investment of your doctors in Guyana,” Minister Lawrence proudly stated.The Chinese team included doctors and Government officials. Speaking on behalf of the Chinese Government was Inspector of Foreign Affairs of Jiangsu Province, Xiqiang Huang.The foreign affairs official suggested members of the 15th Chinese Medical Brigade have volunteer consultations with patients in Guyana to strengthen the level of service to Guyana. To this end, Inspector Huang extended an invitation to Minister Lawrence to visit Jiangsu Province to get a first-hand look at the public health sector in that region.Last Wednesday, Guyana bid farewell to the 14th Chinese Medical Brigade. At that ceremony, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo highlighted the team’s outstanding contributions.
Backed up by a full band, Thomas, Colin, Sean and Craig will help us say goodbye to winter.Tickets are on sale now below or in person at Moose FM 9924 101 avenue in Fort St. John or by calling 1-250-787-7100.You’ll hear hits like “I wish she was mine” and “What my heart don’t know” from Colin Amey, “Zero to Sixty” and “I’d say it again” from Thomas Wade, “Ready to Roll” and “Better than that” from Craig Moritz and “Catalina Sunrise” and “One kiss” from you from Sean Hogan.- Advertisement -C&V Trailer Sales presents the Spring Break-up Party April 11 at the Lido Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Sell Tickets through Eventbrite
1 1 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and every other Gooner will have watched uncomfortably as Aaron Ramsey injured his ankle playing for Wales.The midfielder has scored two goals in three games this season, but it will be a nervy few days for fans as they wait to see if he is able to play Man City.“Hopefully he’ll be okay for Arsenal at the weekend but we’ll have to see what the next 24-48 hours holds,” Wales manager Chris Coleman said.There is good news, though, with Mikel Arteta and Mesut Ozil said to be fit to play the champions at lunchtime on Saturday.It’s going to be a big test, so are we likely to see Danny Welbeck thrown in and lead the line?Possible Arsenal XI v Man City without Aaron Ramsey: Arsenal line-up v Man City without Aaron Ramsey? Do you agree?
Stoke City have had an offer accepted for Joe Allen Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he is an admirer of Joe Allen but he refused to be drawn on the future of the midfielder.It has been reported that the club have accepted a £13million bid from Stoke for the Wales international.That means the decision now lies with Allen, who is in the last year of his contract at Anfield and is keen to have more pitch time having been reduced to mainly Europa League appearances last season.“There is nothing about this and all the transfer rumours,” said Klopp.“We cannot comment because we couldn’t do anything else all day so we shouldn’t start with this.“I feel good (about Joe). I like the guy and I really think he is a wonderful football player.“I knew this before the European Championships, I saw it during the Euros and I know it now.“I have said all I can say about this. It is all about respecting contracts, negotiating or not – whatever – and making a transfer or not.“But it is nothing to discuss in public but I’ve not seen him since the middle of May in Basle (when Liverpool lost the Europa League final to Sevilla).”Klopp was speaking following the Reds’ 2-0 friendly win over Huddersfield, summer arrival Marko Grujic scoring the opener to cap off another impressive performance in the midfield.Alberto Moreno netted a late penalty to round off the win, whilst Philippe Coutinho had earlier missed a spot-kick won after the lively Sadio Mane was taken down inside the box by the Terriers’ goalkeeper. 1
A collective of drama and performing arts groups from across the county have launched a campaign to secure dedicated space for rehearsals and prop-building.The #GiveUsSpace campaign was launched today with an open letter, which puts the dire situation faced by arts groups in the spotlight.Seven of Donegal’s largest and most successful drama and musical theatre ensembles say that finding a place to practice is the greatest challenge they face in a production. For others, the cold, unsuitable places where they are forced to rehearse has given rise to health and safety issues or put entire plays at risk of being cancelled.“The current situation is terrible – with no building that is dedicated to the performing arts that can facilitate the large number of groups and societies who are in such great need of it,” the letter says.“We are blessed here in Donegal with fantastic facilities that cater for many sports.“However, what is sorely being missed is a place, especially for children who have not got such a keen interest in sport, where children and adults can develop both personally and artistically. “Currently these artistic spaces are cold, dank warehouses or school study halls. It would be hard to expect a football team to train on a tennis court and to then expect good results.”The type of warehouses used by the local theatre groups for practice and prop buildingThe letter has been signed by Workhouse Theatre Company, Triumph Dance and Performing Arts, The Lifford Players, Letterkenny Music and Drama Group, Letterkenny Pantomime Society, Letterkenny Musical Society and The Butt Drama Circle.The groups are united in their call for something they say Donegal has never had before – a safe and suitable centre for groups to create good productions and to give audiences the best possible experience.“We meet for rehearsals in my living room in St. Johnston,” says Ed Flanagan of the Lifford Players Drama Group. “It’s not big enough. My garage is what we use for props and it’s pretty cramped as well. Unless a group has its own theatre, there’s nowhere for them.”The Lifford Players’ last production entertained over 1,000 people and Ed is keen to point out the high standard of productions that are self-funded and performed on a voluntary basis. “Bringing theatre to the masses cannot be underplayed,” he says, “it’s big for tourism, it’s big for local people and for families.”The Lifford Players perform Dancing at Lughnasa in 2018The ideal creative centre for such groups would contain two rooms and a workshop for building props. Warmth, suitable flooring and tea-making facilities are just some of the features which the groups dream of having.At other times, basic facilities such as toilets have been unavailable for groups who have only had access to warehouses in the past.Iarla McGowan, Director of Workhouse Theatre Company, who is leading the #GiveUsSpace campaign, says he has experienced some very unsuitable practice spaces in recent years. Workhouse Theatre Company“You’re meeting in a leaky warehouse that is noisy, cold and there could be a shaky set in the back of the room ready to tip. People have to get in their cars and drive into the town to go to the toilet.“Our arts scene is excellent, but what goes on behind the scenes is messy and unsafe.“You have all these great groups in Donegal who have been pulled out by the generosity of businesspeople.“The lack of rehearsal space nearly jeopardised our last Workhouse show. It was only at the 11th hour we managed to find a space in a yoga studio to practice – and this was largely down to the kindness of a (then) stranger who could see what we were trying to achieve and believed in it,” Iarla says.Workhouse Theatre Company Summer YouthLab had to go outdoors due to a lack of functional spaceThe Letterkenny Pantomime Society will be marking its 70th anniversary in 2020. Over the decades they have rehearsed in pubs, hotels, the church, football clubs and schools.“It’s always a struggle to get space,” says Patrick Doherty from the Pantomime Society. Their upcoming play, Cinderella, will have a cast of almost 200. The age range varies from as young as four to cast members in their eighties.“At the minute the small kids are out at Illistrin NS. They are very good to give us the place but a big cold hall and it’s not ideal,” Patrick says. “Sports clubs have their facilities, but we were out making our props in an old shed at St. Conal’s, during the winter with the rain coming in.”The Letterkenny Music and Drama Group come against the same problems when they go to build a set.Pluincead Ferry says, “Every year we are begging people to give us room. I’ve been in shows since 1984 and we are so lucky in that we have the Convent for our practices. But we have been all around the town for set space and it’s an awful nuisance.”Letterkenny theatre groups using alternative spaces for rehearsals – the Letterkenny Music and Drama Group relies on Loreto LetterkennyThe #GiveUsSpace open letter is being circulated to local politicians and Donegal County Council today. The letter says that drama, musical theatre, dance and performing arts groups have been neglected when it comes to the allocation of facilities.Iarla says: ” People think there is ample space around Letterkenny but this is not the case.“People might ask ‘why not use the theatre or the arts centres?’ But the answer to this is that there is no adequate or conducive places to rehearse within them – especially for casts over a certain number. This is a familiar pattern across the county.“We have great buildings to perform in but nowhere suitable for the actual making of these productions which might take a year to workshop, practice and build before it comes to showtime.“It really has got to the point where a large rehearsal space, a prop building area and a set store is made available for the growing number of groups and all under one roof.“Why? so shows can be made safely and that those involved can be the best they possibly can be.”Letterkenny Music and Drama Group rehearsing on the stairs of An Grianan TheatreAndrea Emmett, founder of TRIUMPH Performing Arts, adds that a shared creative hub would enable groups to collaborate more and be more supportive of each other.Andrea has been teaching dance at TRIUMPH for three years from the Aura Leisure Centre.Triumph Performing Arts practising without mirrors in the Aura Leisure Centre Basketball Court“If we didn’t have the Aura we wouldn’t have TRIUMPH. But I have to book space outside of the time that fitness classes are on. This leaves only Saturdays available,” she says.“The last day the dancers were practising for an All-Ireland final. We were given a quarter of the basketball court to practice, with basketball going on around us.“There is a great emphasis on fitness across Donegal but nowhere to support practising the arts. We need somewhere that puts the arts first.”Those behind the #GiveUsSpace campaign are passionate about the necessity that any future building project would have to include input from the theatre societies.Iarla says: “It is vital that when this centre is built it is built in the right way for future generations – and in consultation with the theatre makers here in Donegal. If people are not given a good experience of theatre and performance when they are young then they are not going to have a keen interest in it in later life. This can then have a damaging effect on theatre audiences.“This centre will be used to help that young boy or girl who might not have an avenue to express themselves through which others might have through sport. This is to nurture their personal development. Whether they be the next theatre maker or theatre goer. Both are equally as important.“Theatre and drama groups have put up with the struggle to find space for far too long now. It is now vital for our community that something now changes.”The #GiveUsSpace Open Letter, launched on 20th November 2019Drama behind the scenes as theatre groups call for rehearsal space was last modified: November 22nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:#GiveUsSpacecreative centredramarehearsaltheatre
SHAY Given is said to be still in shock after the sudden death at the weekend of former teammate Gary Speed.The Lifford goalkeeper paid tribute to Speed in a book last year.Speaking to Ciaran O’Donnell for his book ‘Donegal’s Sporting Greats’ Shay spoke about his former Newcastle teammate when referring to what he wanted to do in the future. Said Shay: “I know that if I wasn’t involved in the game in the future I would miss it immensely because you get used to the banter in the changingroom.“I’ve met some fantastic people down the years through the game and would still be quite friendly with Gary Speed. I played with Gary at Newcastle United for six seasons and he’s a super guy.“He was always a natural leader and it was no surprise that he was promoted from coach to manager at Sheffield United when replacing Kevin Blackwell.”Just a few weeks after the book was published, Speed was handed the manager’s job at Wales where he turned around the team’s fortunes. SHAY: ‘GARY SPEED WAS A NATURAL LEADER’ was last modified: November 27th, 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:Gary SpeedShay Given
Former Fiorentina starlet Ianis Hagi 1 Yet Ianis is carving out a career for himself, although he’s now back at Vitorul Constanta, the club owned and managed by – yes, you guessed it – Gheorghe, having spent two seasons with Fiorentina.But it looks like the European Golden Boy nominee is back on track, especially after netting a stunning goal for Romania straight from a corner against Bosnia’s Under-21s.The strike helped his nation to a 2-0 win and keeps them in pole position to qualify for the 2019 European Under-21 Championship.You can see the goal below. It’s always hard being a professional football when your father also player the game.And we can imagine it’s even more difficult when your dad was Gheorghe Hagi, who played for Real Madrid and Barcelona, while also becoming a club legend at Galatasaray.