Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ The Celtics started 7 of 9 from the field to lead 17-4, but the Nets jumped ahead in the second quarter and countered every time Boston threated to pull away until the final minutes.“I thought guys competed,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “We just have to do it in long stretches.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) adjusts his mask during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in New York. The Celtics won 109-102. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK—Kyrie Irving really dislikes having to play in a mask.On the other hand, he loves what comes next: Boston putting its 13-game winning streak on the line against the NBA champions.ADVERTISEMENT Irving missed one game with a minor facial fracture after he was hit by teammate Aron Baynes on Friday. He fiddled with the mask frequently, but it didn’t seem to affect his play much. He made a jumper with 3:40 left after the Nets had closed within four points and drove for another basket about 35 seconds later.“Today, just finding his way and doing what he does, making big plays for us, coming through and sealing the game,” said Celtics center Al Horford, who had 17 points and 11 rebounds.Boston then finally put it away with Jaylen Brown’s alley-oop feed to Tatum before Irving hit two free throws to make it 106-96.Joe Harris scored 19 points and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Nets, who are without leading scorer D’Angelo Russell because of a bruised left knee. Allen Crabbe and Caris LeVert added 15 points apiece.Irving has had to play in a mask before, and he’s done it well. He scored a then career-high 41 points in a loss at New York on Dec. 15, 2012, while with Cleveland. But he described it like having foggy blinders, restricting his peripheral vision.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s definitely an incredible streak we’re on, and now comes the whole media frenzy of will the streak end, and what’s going to happen on Thursday and the Golden State Warriors coming to Boston,” Irving said. “So I’m looking forward to all that hoopla.”Irving returned to the lineup and scored 25 points while wearing the mask, and the Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-102 on Tuesday night to remain unbeaten since an 0-2 start.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneMarcus Morris added 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Jayson Tatum scored 19 points for the Celtics, who have the NBA’s best record. Golden State is next at 11-3, and Boston got good preparation for the game against a persistent Brooklyn team.“The way that they converted on us in transition after our mistakes tonight, you can’t have that against Golden State. You just get blown out of the gym,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “We just have to play really solid on both ends and do what we do as well as we can and see where we stand.” Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 3 UCLA players face punishment at home after China incident Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set
…as Guyana works towards strengthening AML mechanismsIn reemphasising that countries will be downgraded for failing to have a risk-based approach, Attorney General Basil Williams said that financial and other agencies should be proactive as the country works towards strengthening existing Anti-Money Laundering (AML) mechanisms.Attorney General Basil WilliamsWilliams made this call while addressing Guyana’s Money Laundering/Terrorist Financing National Risk Assessment seminar, which was officially opened on Wednesday at the Georgetown Club, Camp Street, Georgetown.Williams, also the current Chairman of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), urged institutions to work assiduously. The AG said Guyana has to demonstrate that it has an effective anti-money laundering regime and can deliver on the 11 Financial Action Task Force (FATF) outcomes, which are based on 40 recommendations outlined by the international body.“We need to execute action plan items and formulate strategies to strengthen our sectors. There must be effective information sharing at both the national and international levels, as this facilitates the detection and prevention of terrorist financing and money laundering and must be central to our regime,” he said.BoG Supervision Department Director Ramnarine LallBased on the local National Risk Assessment, the overall money laundering risk was ranked as medium to high, while terrorist financing was ranked as medium. The AG said individual agencies, such as the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), have assessed their risks and are working to strengthen them.He said, “All reporting entities and other designated financial businesses and professions must be effectively supervised to ensure their compliance with the [Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism] AML/CFT laws. Supervisors need to become more active in their supervision functions by providing training, on-site visits and ensuring that their respective agencies comply with the AML/CFT laws.”Williams reminded participants of the seminar that money laundering was a global problem that affected the stability and prosperity of any country. He said this meeting was a follow-up to the National Risk Assessment conducted in 2016/2017. It will provide a roadmap for the next steps to be taken as Guyana prepares for an assessment by the FATF in 2022.Meanwhile, Director of the Bank of Guyana (BoG) Bank Supervision Department, Ramnarine Lall told the seminar that cambios and money transfer entities would come under the microscope shortly, stating that risk-based supervisory approach for money transfer services and cambios as they relate to money laundering and terrorist financing would be completed by year end.He said, “The Bank Supervision Department was given the responsibility because we recognise that money transfers and cambios are high risk, based on the National Risk Assessment; we wanted to put them under proper supervision and intensive supervision.”A section of the audience at Wednesday’s seminarLall also disclosed that the Central Bank was finalising a guideline to supervise money transfer services and cambios, following on from revised guidelines for banks and non-banks that were completed in June. According to him, the supervisory authority could go as far as customer due diligence if someone frequently transfers monies from Guyana to countries that are listed on terrorism watch lists.Williams said the risk-based approach to money laundering and terrorist financing would allow Guyana to place greater attention to high risk areas. “It’s very important and that’s why everyone has to be engaged, including the Ministers and Ministers in Cabinet because we don’t have all the resources in the world and we don’t need to spend money in an area that you don’t need to spend when you have high-risk areas.”An assessment has showed that in Guyana money laundering is “high” and financing of terrorism is “medium”. If Guyana’s rating remains high at the 2022 assessment, the country would have to outline the steps being taken to address them in keeping with a recommendation by the FATF.
…documents show 20% of contract price requestedLeaked documents on Monday revealed that a Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) based company was approached by a senior official from the Guyana Oil company (GuyOil), who requested money from the company on behalf of a top official in the Finance Ministry.Leaked correspondence from Commissiong, in which the Director details her ordeal at the hands of GuyOilIt was previously reported in sections of the media that Commissiong and Company Limited was approached by GuyOil for payments after it would have signed three contracts with the State-owned oil company to construct two 10,000-barrel storage tanks at its Providence terminal.According to documents seen by this newspaper, the GuyOil employee informed Commissiong Managing Director, Nirmala Rambharat, that the payments were on behalf of a senior official within the Finance Ministry.The leaked email shows that Rambharat complained that she “received a call from a woman identifying herself as the CEO of [GuyOil], she had asked me to pay to her 20 per cent of the contract value before the advance payment could be made. She also indicated this was not for her but for the [name withheld] and she urge me to pay the payment to her and then the advance payments can be made to my company.”Rambharat refused to make the extra payments, noting in the correspondence that she informed GuyOil that her profit margin was 10 per cent of the contract price and that since the company was new to Guyana, its rates were designed to introduce Guyana to its service.Guyana Oil CompanyCommissiong also noted in correspondence with GuyOil’s legal department that the company holds no local collateral. In the correspondence, dated September 11, 2019, the Trinidadian company requested that GuyOil make its advance payments within 14 days so that the project could be started.“A few days after, the Facilities Manager, Mr Nascimento, sent me an email stating that the advance payment bonds were rejected and I have to produce local bonds. I explained to him that my company is an international company and has no collateral in Guyana… neither the contract document never stipulated a local bond which is impossible for an international company to do. On Monday GuyOil sent a letter terminating all my contracts with them.”Moreover, Rambharat revealed that after enquiring from other Trinidadian contractors that provided services to GuyOil, they confirmed having paid the GuyOil official 20 per cent of their contract values upon request.Ministry of FinanceIt is understood that the company is preparing to sue the Government, since it has already invested thousands of US dollars in mobilisation efforts to execute the projects, said to be worth over $100 million. Efforts to contact Finance Minister Winston Jordan were futile.Legal woesIt would not be the first time the Finance Ministry has been embroiled with a Trinidadian company in a legal dispute. In fact, it took the intervention of President David Granger to save Finance Minister Winston Jordan from being jailed, after he did not comply with court orders to pay Trinidad-based Dipcon.The Trinidad-based construction company had taken the Finance Minister to court for failing to honour the payment of millions of dollars, which was awarded to Dipcon by Justice Rishi Persaud in 2015. A few months ago, High Court Judge, Justice Sewnarine-Beharry had ordered Minister Jordan to pay Dipcon the US$2.2 million award or face jail time.Dipcon first went to court in 2009 to recover monies owed for road works done. In Justice Persaud’s orders, Government was supposed to pay the company US$665,032.17 as payment for the works done along with US$1,563,368.50 for costs it incurred for those works, together with interest on both amounts, at a rate of six per cent annum from February 10, 2009, to October 21, 2015, and thereafter at the rate of four per cent per annum until fully paid.However, since none of the payments they were owed was made, Dipcon had successfully approached the High Courts for an administrative order to compel the Minister to make the payment.On July 8, 2019; the last day for Jordan to pay Dipcon the monies, the President came through with an executive order for a grant of respite, shielding the Minister. The President issued the order in keeping with his powers under Article 188 of the Constitution. According to the order, Jordan was granted his reprieve “until all appeals and remedies available to him and the State were exhausted.”
CHICAGO – Deciding which medicine to give a child in pain just got easier: The first head-to-head study of three common painkillers found that ibuprofen works best, at least for kids with broken bones, bruises and sprains. Available generically and under the brand names Advil and Motrin, ibuprofen beat generic acetaminophen and codeine in an emergency room study of 300 children treated at a Canadian hospital. The youngsters, aged 6 to 17, were randomly assigned to receive standard doses of one of the three medicines. They then periodically rated their pain. Half an hour later, ratings were similar in the three groups. But starting an hour after taking the medicine, children who got ibuprofen reported substantially greater pain relief than the other two groups. Children rated their pain on a 100-point scale before and after taking the medicine. At 60 minutes after ingestion, scores for children who got ibuprofen had dropped 24 points, compared with 12 points for the acetaminophen group and 11 points for the codeine group. The differences remained at 120 minutes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Also at 60 minutes, about half the ibuprofen children reported what doctors considered “adequate” pain relief, or scores below 30, compared with 40 percent of the codeine children and 36 percent of the acetaminophen group. There were no major side effects, although one child was accidentally given an overdose of codeine and was removed from the study. That child was treated and monitored but showed no ill effects, the researchers said. The study was done at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa. Results appear in the March edition of Pediatrics, which is being released today. The study sheds light on two common problems in pediatrics – children with broken bones, sprains and strains, and “what should we give them” for pain, said Dr. Catherine Skae, a pain specialist at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. “It’s good that somebody looked at it systematically.”
CASINO Creed is one of the world’s biggest online casinos – and the company is insisting a multi-million euro site in Tipperary is in the wrong county…it should be in Donegal!And the site should in fact be…in BUNDORAN!In a statement to donegaldaily.com, a Casino Creed spokeswoman admitted their call to change the venue for the development was ‘a bit of fun’ but insisted it should be in Donegal in honour of Goats Don’t Shave and their hit song ‘Las Vegas In The Hills of Donegal’. Said the spokeswoman: “We know County Tipperary has recently received the go ahead to build a state-of-the-art casino, hotel and racetrack complex. The 800-acre project has been supported by local TD’s and respected business personnel alike.“Casino Creed on the other hand believe that perhaps the casino would have been better situated in no other than “the hills of Donegal”. With the sound track ringing in our ears and with the speculated support of the main-man himself, Brian Mc Eniff ” the self-confessed sheriff of Bundoran.“Casino Creed is leading the campaign for legalizing the casinos and chicken ranches and having our own “Las Vegas in the Hills of Donegal”.But are they really serious? Said an executive with the company: “Where else should it be? BunVegas could be a real winner!”FORGET CASINO IN TIPP – IT SHOULD BE IN ITS NATURAL HOME IN DONEGAL, SAYS TOP SITE was last modified: June 22nd, 2011 by gregShare 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:bundoran
If you live in Ardara then you can consider yourself very lucky today.The Donegal town is amongst the short-list of 25 places in Ireland named by The Irish Times as ‘The Best Place To Live.”Although most of us consider Ardara a town, it has been entered in the village category. It is the only place in Co Donegal to make the final cut of 25 of places divided into villages, towns, suburbs and cities.Other places around the country short-listed by the judges include Westport, Athlone, Cork, Sandymount (Dublin), Greystones (Wicklow) and Sligo Town.Ardara was chosen for the final short-list after an entry by local resident Jenny McHugh.Jenny said of Ardara “There is surely no better place to live than Ardara, which is probably why generations of other people like myself have chosen to raise our families here, safe in the knowledge that there will always be a smiling face or a helping hand around the corner.” WHY LIVING IN ARDARA CAN BE GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH! was last modified: June 11th, 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:ArdaraBest Place To LiveIrish Times
Anyone who attended the Luminaria or Candle of Hope Ceremony at last year’s Relay for Life Donegal will fully appreciate how emotional this was for those present. Thousands of candles lined the track and, at dusk, each was lit and the ensuing light shone in remembrance of all those loved ones gone before us or those still fighting their battle against cancer.The candles burned throughout the night and inspired all the brave walkers to keep going during the long night hours. Candles of Hope will be on sale in the following venues throughout Donegal in the coming weeks and we would encourage everyone to use this touching and inspiring way to remember those whom they have lost.Confirmed dates and venues5th April Supervalu, Dungloe19th April Gallaghers, Derrybeg Josie Molloys, Derrybeg25th April LYIT26th April Ballybofey, Stranorlar, Castlefin, Newtowncunningham, Buncrana,Moville, Muff, Donegal Town, Ballyshannon,16th May Letterkenny 18th May Rosguill/Fanad Peninsula:Moorefield FS, Whoriskeys, Gallens Supermarket Rathmullan,Dunleavys XL Store Portsalon, Mace KerrykeelFurther details and any other venues will be announced on Highland Radio and through our website www.relayforlifedonegal.com Should you wish to volunteer, register as a carer, survivor or find out any details relating to Relay for Life Donegal, please contact firstname.lastname@example.orgCelebrate, Remember, Fight Back.CANDLES OF HOPE FOR ‘RELAY FOR LIFE’ TO BE SOLD was last modified: April 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:Candles of Hopefor saleRelay for Life
Despite their 350-yard tee shots that soared into the blue sky over Lake Merced, the American Express Championship came down to a putt that would have been a gimme on most municipal layouts. Daly, who seconds earlier had a 15-foot birdie putt to win, missed a 3-footer for par on the second extra hole to hand Woods his 10th title in the World Golf Championships. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “That’s not how you’re supposed to win a golf tournament,” Woods said. “We’re in a playoff, we’re battling and J.D. played beautifully all week. It shouldn’t end like that.” It was a somber conclusion to an otherwise spectacular tournament at San Francisco’s municipal gem. Woods bowed his head and drew his hand over his right eye as if he had just lost the tournament. Daly walked off the 16th green and handed his putter, which betrayed him over the closing holes, to Frank Lopez, one of thousands of faces in the gallery who hated to see this end. “I really thought I was going to make the (birdie) putt,” Daly said. “You know, what do you do? I know Tiger didn’t want to win that way, and I certainly didn’t want to lose that way.” SAN FRANCISCO — Tiger Woods and John Daly made the PGA Tour feel like a rock concert Sunday. The delirium reached such decibel levels that Woods felt his ear drums pounding as golf’s two biggest sluggers headed for a sudden-death playoff at Harding Park Golf Course. It was a titanic struggle that ended with a whimper. Woods made up a two-shot deficit over the final three holes to close with a 3-under 67 and force a playoff. He won the American Express Championship for the fourth time in six starts and is 10 for 19 in the World Golf Championships that count toward official money. “I didn’t really have my best stuff this week, but I still hung in there with my mind and putted beautifully, and hit shots when I really had to,” Woods said. Daly closed with a 69 that included three-putting from 30 feet on the 17th hole to give Woods an opportunity to tie him. He had two chances to win the tournament. His 16-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole in regulation stopped short of the cup, then the birdie attempt on No. 16 — the second playoff hole — that he three-putted for bogey. “It’s discouraging to lose that way,” Daly said. “To fight like I did — I really didn’t hit the ball that great today — just to give myself an opportunity to win, it’s disappointing. I played my heart out.” Colin Montgomerie missed birdie putts of 6 and 10 feet to cost himself a chance for his first official victory on U.S. soil, but he kept alive his hopes with a 12-foot birdie on the 17th hole to get within one shot. But he missed the 18th green, chipped weakly and took bogey for a 70 that left him in a three-way tie for third at 272 with Henrik Stenson (68) and Sergio Garcia (69). The 8-foot par putt he missed on the last hole was worth $159,500. He still earned $353,666 to move past Michael Campbell atop the Order of Merit and is poised to win Europe’s money title for the eighth time. The other winner was Harding Park, the municipal course with a $16 million makeover that proved to be a worthy test for the best players in the world. Woods and Daly shot 10-under 270, and only 24 of the 71 players who started the event finished under par. It was the third time this year Woods has rallied in the final round to win, and his second victory in a playoff to increase his career record to 8-1 in extra holes. The other was the Masters, which he won with a birdie. Woods, struggling throughout the day to find the fairway, figured he needed a birdie on the 18th to have a chance, and it was his best swing, a mammoth drive that left him 103 yards away on the 453-yard hole. He missed the birdie, and figured it was over when Daly stood over his birdie putt moments later. @Roundup Score:Longs Drugs Challenge @Roundup Text:AUBURN — Chile’s Nicole Perrot earned her first LPGA Tour victory by rallying from a two-shot deficit. The 21-year-old Perrot, the 2001 U.S. Girls champion, offset three bogeys on the front nine at The Ridge Golf Course with three birdies on the back nine in an even-par 71. She finished at 14-under 270, one shot ahead of South Korea’s Hee-Won Han (69). Liselotte Neumann (72) and Catriona Matthew (68) tied for third at 10-under, while Lindsey Wright (70) and Shi Hyun Ahn (67) were another shot back. Annika Sorenstam didn’t have much to celebrate on her 35th birthday. Sorenstam, starting the day nine stokes off the lead, closed with a 72 and tied for 22nd. The Swedish star, the 1997 champion at Twelve Bridges Golf Club, was making her first appearance in the tournament since 2001. @Roundup Score:Greater Hickory Classic @Roundup Text:CONOVER, N.C. — Jay Haas rallied with a 7-under 65 for his first Champions Tour victory. The 51-year-old Haas, who splits time between the PGA Tour and the 50-and-over tour, finished at a tournament-record 16-under 200 at Rock Barn Golf and Spa’s Jones Course. He beat the previous mark of 14 under, set last year by Doug Tewell. The victory ended Haas’ 12-year, 302-event winless streak in Tour-sanctioned tournaments. @Roundup Score:Gila River Classic Roundup Text:CHANDLER, Ariz. — Australia’s David McKenzie won his first Nationwide Tour event by making a 5-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 2-under 70 and one-stroke victory. The 38-year-old McKenzie finished at 20-under 268, one stroke ahead of Jon Mills (69), who missed a 9-foot birdie try at the last hole. McKenzie earned $81,000 for the victory and moved from 25th to eighth on the tour money list. The top 21 at the end of the season will earn 2006 PGA Tour cards. “I feel like I’m finally over the hump,” said McKenzie, who became the 16th first-time winner and fifth Australian to win on tour this year. “I’ve had a few close calls. I’ve had chances to win but never gotten over the finish line. It feels good to finally cross that line. “It hasn’t sunk in yet. I’ve tried deliberately not to think about getting to the PGA Tour. But it does feel good to finally lock up my card. I can sit back and relax a little bit.” Jerry Smith finished third at 17-under after a closing 66, and Camilo Villegas (67) and Cameron Percy (69) tied for fourth at 15 under. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
DONEGAL community groups are set to get €431,000 funding, Fine Gael TD Joe McHugh said today.The money is being made available to allow local clubs buy valuable equipment which will support their work with young people.Government Chief Whip McHugh said: “This equipment fund is being launched in recognition of the significant development work undertaken by 188 local youth groups in 2017. “Each group should consult with its young members to ascertain their opinions on what equipment might be needed and how it will directly benefit them.“Local groups do invaluable work with the young people of our communities and I am delighted this funding will go some way to help them in the excellent work that they do.“I hope that the impact of this equipment fund will be significant for the groups, and I hope it will greatly enhance the experience of our local young participants.“The equipment fund is being advertised and administered by each of the sixteen Education and Training Boards and Donegal groups can apply directly to our local ETB.” Minister McHugh added: “More than 1,700 community youth groups around Ireland are set to benefit from the new €6.35m equipment fund, the first of its kind form the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.“Fine Gael in Government is committed to creating a Republic of Opportunity by offering a helping hand when it’s needed and helping communities reach their full potential.”Donegal community youth groups to get €431,000 funding for equipment was last modified: September 27th, 2017 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)
SAN FRANCISCO — Stephen Curry decided he was going to shoot it before tipoff.“That was choreographed since, like, yesterday. I was just going to shoot it. Christen Chase Center the right way. Obviously it went airball, but obviously I thought it was fitting to take a wild shot like that and get everybody excited.”It was just 22 seconds into the game, but Curry got the ball and heaved from almost 40 feet out and missed everything but the floor. Curry’s early airball reflected some initial …