Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University’s final four bid took another hit.Despite all the pre-season talk, the Bulldogs are struggling to get solid momentum in the Final Four race of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament and on Saturday, they slipped again.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lady Bulldogs sweep way to PVL Collegiate crown View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ UE also bludgeoned NU, 18-9, in the closing minutes of the game with Mark Olayon giving the Red Warriors a 14-point lead, 88-74, with 47 seconds left.“I have no idea, all I thought of in the end was try to cut the lead and try to win,” said Alejandro who finished with 16 points and 10 assists. “We fell short.”“We couldn’t follow the game plan and some of us were out of focus, the starters were out of focus.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. University of the East, a humble 2-6 team, stunned NU, 90-77, in a match the Bulldogs badly needed to win in order to tie Far Eastern University and University of the Philippines, two teams that have shared ownership of the fourth seed.And for J-Jay Alejandro, the show the Bulldogs displayed was everything short of a fight.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“No one fought in this game,” said Alejandro in Filipino at Smart Araneta Coliseum as the sixth-seeded Bulldogs fell to 3-5.Alejandro played much of the fourth quarter to lead NU’s core but the Red Warriors owned the final period outscoring the Bulldogs 28-18 in the final 10 minutes. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set
…says women are resilient despite stereotypes It is considered a ‘man’s world’ but there are several women who continue to champion this field and they are doing it in a sustainable way. The field, is the mining sector.Belina Charlie has built a livelihood through mining. She has been in the field for 18 years. It was sometime in 2006, while working as a receptionist at a local guest house in the city that she met a Brazilian, who would later become her partner.“He was just like me, we were just the same level, we had nothing but, he was into mining before, he came to Guyana. So, he wanted to work here,” Belina said.She took a week off from work to travel into the interior. That week marked her entrance into the mining industry. However, the first week in the interior, according to Belina, was “really rough”. Along with her partner, Belina said, they opened a taxi service and also purchased a dragger (gold mining equipment), sometime later. In 2012, Belina was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The diagnosis and illness curtailed her movements between the interior and the coast where she lives. Belina would commence treatment for the cancer.“I did my first session here in Guyana then I went abroad, I went to Brazil to do the other chemo, I wasn’t finding medication because I have to buy my own medication. And I run everywhere, every pharmacy, every hospital to see, if I could get, even public, they didn’t had chemo, I had to go to Brazil. After the chemo…..I….I lost my memory, even my sight, I lost. I couldn’t (watch) television, I wasn’t seeing (the) television, it was blurred, I didn’t remember that I had family, I didn’t even know where I came from but the only thing I know was that I was right here”.She added that if she was never diagnosed with cancer, things would have been different. Belina is most passionate about the production aspect of her business. She reiterated that to be a miner, one has to be strong.Belina is a mother of one; a son, and does not want him to take up a career in mining because according to her, it’s really hard work. Her son is in Miami, USA, at the moment, pursuing studies in the aeronautical field.“……I want him to go higher, that is my dream for my son. Not because I got sick or I run brucks, I just want my son to stay away but I tell him to go. I told him you do not worry about what happening here, you worry about what you have to achieve,” she said.She had battles with at least one Indigenous community. She had 72 legal river claims that were being challenged in the courts by the community.Going back to mining, Belina noted that as a woman, she has faced discrimination, but noted that, “as a woman, you don’t have to bother with what people say about you, you have to go on and you have to be strong”.Presently, in a male-dominated field, she has between 30 and 40 men working with her and so far, she has earned her respect in that field.For women wanting to get into mining, Belina advises that, the Guyana Women Miners’ Organisation (GWMO) is willing to assists in the process.Belina and some of her workers underwent a number of mining related training programmes relative to sustainable mining. This is an area that her operation adheres to.Along the way she has received support from the GWMO and her partner. In 2017, Belina was sponsored by Rio Tinto Group, an Anglo-Australian multinational and one of the world’s largest metals and mining corporations to be a part of the International Women in Resources Mentorship Programme that was organised by the International Women in Mining.Balancing work and family life has its challenges but Belina does it all well. She is hopeful though, that one day she can become a rancher and get into farming. She also remains an active member of the GWMO. (Michael Younge)
A Grande Prairie doctor who appeared in court Monday to hear a tenth sex-related charge is still practicing medicine. Dr. Palaniswami Murthi was arrested this past June on nine sex-related charges against four patients, including two minors–one male, one female. At that time, the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons didn’t suspend Dr. Murthi’s right to practice, but instead stipulated that he must be chaperoned in situations when he would normally be alone with patients.However, the College is reconsidering Murthi’s status after his arrest last Friday on charges of sexual assault against a fifth patient, this time an adult female. Police are calling all the charges against Murthi “historical in nature.”- Advertisement -The college is expected to make its decision in the next few days. Murthi’s preliminary hearing for the charges laid in June 2008 is scheduled for April 28th through May 2nd, 2009.
**SubmittedThe Bert Bowes boys Gr 9-10 volleyball team are at the Jr. Provincials in Burnaby. They finished 5th in round robin play forcing 2 matches to 3 sets. Player of the games were Tristen Burridge, Blaine Cranston, Drew Hiebert, and Kooper Shallow in the fourth game.The boys started into the playoffs yesterday afternoon with a win vs Moscrop in two set straight. They then played MEI and with a hard fought hard hitting match the boys lost in two close sets. The boys continue play this morning on consolation side of championship draw.- Advertisement -We will provide more updates as they become available.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed the club are in the process of recruiting a new striker.Senior sources at the Red Devils were insistent last week the Premier League side were not after a new front man, but after United’s 1-0 win over Club America at the weekend Van Gaal hinted a “surprise” signing might be in store.And on the eve of United’s second tour match in California against the San Jose Earthquakes, the United boss again dropped a cryptic clue which suggested a forward could be coming to Old Trafford.“He is in the process,” Van Gaal said bluntly when asked about his “surprise” signing.When asked whether United were close to signing the striker in question, Van Gaal said: “No. It is not a striker that the media has written, but you have to wait and see.“The transfer period is open until September 1. You have to wait.”United have been linked with a number of forwards in the last few weeks, including Paris St Germain’s Edinson Cavani, Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich.A German newspaper claimed United had bid £70million for Lewandowski’s team-mate Thomas Muller on Monday, but sources at Old Trafford denied an offer had been tabled. 1 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal
Irish Amateur Youth Champ Kyle collects his winning trophy in Co DownBRILLIANT Donegal golfer Kyle McCarron has followed in the footsteps of Rory McIlroy and been crowned Irish Amateur Golf Champion.Now Kyle is hoping Donegal’s Seniors and Minors make it a super Donegal TREBLE for the county at Croke Park this weekend.TWO school pals and school team mates are part of the squads later today – Darach O’Connor for the Seniors and Caolan McGonagle for the Minors. Kyle comes from a long family of golfers with his father, grandfather, and great grandfather all having played golf in North West Golf Club in Lisfannon.Kyle’s parents got him his first golf club when he was only two.“But Kyle had no interest in golf until he was about 13, he always played football for Inishowen but decided to give it up and got a great interest in golf,” said proud mum Roisin.“He is 18 years old now and has a handicap of +1, which he has strived to get to for a long time.” And she insisted: “Kyle and the rest of us are now hoping for a Donegal treble this weekend…wins for the Minors and Seniors at Croke Park would be fantastic!”Kyle has won quiet a few competitions in his short career but this was his first big one, he won the 2014 Irish Amateur Golf Championship in Ardglass Co Down.Said Roisin: “Rory McIlroy won this title in 2004, Graeme McDowell won it in 1999 and 2000, to name a few, so Kyle is delighted to be getting his name alongside them.”Kyle is having a great week because last Saturday in NWGC while playing in president’s prize, Kyle carded a Hole in One at the 2nd hole, a par 4 hole..360 yds, this has never been done there before so he caused quite a stir in north west for that.Kyle played last year for the Ulster Team at the Interprovencial golf championship in Cork. He has just done his leaving certificate and is starting NUI Maynooth in Mid September, where he was offered a Paddy Harrington Golf Scholarship at Maynooth University. BRILLIANT DONEGAL TEEN CROWNED IRISH GOLF CHAMP AND URGES SCHOOL PALS TO CROKE PARK GLORY was last modified: August 30th, 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:golfIrish Youth Amateur ChampionKyle McCarron
A total of 177 people, most of them children, have been waiting more than a year to see an orthodontist at Letterkenny General Hospital.Charlie McConalogueThe figures were released to Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal North East Charlie McConalogue who says the current waiting list is completely unacceptable.Deputy McConalogue commented, “The length of waiting times for orthodontic treatment at Letterkenny General Hospital is more evidence of the mishandling of the health service by this Government, and more particularly Minister James Reilly. “Patients in Donegal, and across the North West are being forced on to long waiting lists for neurological services, rheumatology services and orthopaedic services. Now orthodontic treatment can be added to those ever expanding lists.“The majority of people having to wait for orthodontic treatment are children, and in many cases are in severe pain. It is not too much to ask that our children receive the care they need within a reasonable amount of time.“Across the HSE West region, there are almost 5,000 people on a waiting list for an orthodontic appointment. Nearly 2,000 of them have been waiting more than 12 months, and in some instances people have been on the same list for up to 4 years.”He claimed this Government has been leading a sustained attack on local health services, especially in the North West region. Patients in Donegal are expected to either wait or travel to receive essential medical services. “This is a completely unacceptable expectation and has been brought about solely by the extensive cutbacks forced in by Minister Reilly. His inability to balance his department’s books has exacerbated the situation, leading to reduced services, restricted access and longer waiting times”.DONEGAL CHILDREN WAITING MORE THAN A YEAR TO SEE ORTHODONTIST was last modified: July 11th, 2014 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:Charlie McConaloguedonegalorthondontist
Sab, pictured with two friends wearing her colourful t-shirtsSHE may just have left school but Sab Medlar’s clothing business has really taken off – and adding a wonderful splash of colour to the Donegal summer.Sab’s idea was very simple – tie-dye t-shirts in a range of colours to order.They’re even available in the Donegal GAA colours; and the colours of the county’s clubs. “I always thought that tie-dye was such a happy look! After answering a lot of questions like “where did you buy your t-shirt?” I thought I’d give it a rattle!” said Sab.“I’m a student of Loreto Letterkennny and I sat the Leaving Cert exams this summer. I’ve a keen interest in business and in art so I decided to give this my best shot as a summer job and looked forward to the whole learning experience.”And she certainly did – a range of her t-shirts can be seen at ‘SAB’S Tie-Dye T-Shirts’ on Facebook.Said the Letterkenny girl: “I’ve been making and selling t-shirts for several weeks now and I am over the moon that there has been so much demand for them! “I use quality cotton t-shirts, quality dylon dye and I hand dye each t-shirt carefully. Between wetting, tying, dying, wrapping, rinsing, hosing, ironing, folding and finally packing I have to put care and time into each individual t-shirt, every t-shirt is unique!“Each tee is packed with a personalised message and would make a lovely gift for a friend as well as to be worn by the buyer.”Here’s how to get a t-shirt and how to see them:The best way to see my t-shirts is to go to the Facebook page ‘SAB’S Tie-Dye T-Shirts’ you can message the page with your order.You can pay using paypal. One t-shirt is €10 or you can get three for €25. The tie-dye Ts are tailor made for each customer they choose their designs, colours and sizes and I do the rest. They’re perfect for music festivals, parties, surfing trips, dancing teams, GAA clubs, hen nights and much more! ‘SAB’S Tie-Dye T-Shirts’ on Facebook. DONEGAL GIRL’S INCREDIBLE T-SHIRT BUSINESS ADDS SPLASH OF COLOUR TO LIFE! was last modified: July 31st, 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:BusinessColoursDonegal GAASab MedlarTie-Dye
The treatment of Udaras na Gaeltachta by various Governments since 2010 has been nothing short of a national scandal.That’s the view of Donegal TD Pat the Cope Gallagher ahead of Budget 2020 tomorrow (Tues).Speaking ahead of the national budget on Tuesday, Deputy Gallagher said the current situation in Gaeltacht areas followed years of heavy cuts by successive governments. He said: “The present situation whereby Udaras the only agency charged by Government to be responsible for and in sole charge of job creation and economic development in Gaeltacht areas has seen its current and capital budgets more than halved while at the same time its responsibilities expanded, while been starved of additional resources, staffing or extra funding.Pat the Cope added that Udaras na Gaeltachta at present support and sustain over 7,700 jobs within the Gaeltacht areas.He added: “They run various programmes from community development to community employment programmes in addition to performing the functions of Local Enterprise Offices in Gaeltacht areas notwithstanding the functions of the various Plean Teanga ( language planning ) in our Gaeltacht communities.“The Gaeltacht areas have a population of 100,716 as per the 2011 census, with most of the population divided over Gaeltacht areas in Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Kerry, Cork, Waterford and Meath. “Udaras na Gaeltachta is the sole development and job creation agency in Gaeltacht areas, it has the remit for sustaining and creating jobs in the most remote and isolated areas in all of Ireland.“The purpose and function of Udaras is essential for the long-term sustainable development of our Gaeltacht areas, but for Udaras to carry out their function properly they must be funded accordingly, as opposed the present situation where they are grossly underfunded,” Pat the Cope said.“Present funding levels of Udaras are farcical, Udaras are hamstrung from the outset and curtailed by lack of funding from central Government while at the same additional demands are being placed on it by various Government Action Plans and National Strategies.“The present situation within Udaras is at near breaking point, the current budget of Udaras in 2019 in real terms is just a meagre €5 million per annum, from that budget all regional offices, costs of staffing and the entire budget for job creation must be taken from.The lack of an appropriate level budget for attracting and marketing Gaeltacht areas for job creation is having serious impacts on how the Udaras targets and projections can be achieved,” Pat the Cope added. “In 2009, the Udaras current budget was €14 m, the current budget for 2019 is just €9.5m and as we witness priority is been given to IDA and Enterprise Ireland who year on year have experienced budget growths of 9% to 15 % per annum, but Udaras is a similar agency to them albeit covering Gaeltacht areas – but no budget increases are afforded to them.“It is now time that the present Government align Udaras with the other job creation agencies within the Department of Enterprise in terms of future funding and support.“This can be achieved while at the same time maintaining the cultural and language importance of the Udaras. It is not conceivable or just any longer, that these agencies are being treated differently, they all perform the exact same functions and responsibility,” stated Pat the Cope.“A similar situation exists in Capital Budget terms within Udaras, the 2009 capital budget was €25m, whereas the 2019 budget is only €9m. This is case in point where budgets have been cut to unsustainable levels over time, and without budgets being restored, the impossible is being asked of the Udaras at present. “The staffing level of Udaras is also cut from a staff of 156 in 2008 to present-day levels of 88 people only.“Whereas the previous Government may well have decided to keep the Udaras as a development and job creation agency, it has effectively overtime destroyed its ability to compete and function as an employment agency on a kin to IDA or Enterprise Ireland despite all three having the exact same responsibility and function,” Pat the Cope stated.“Udaras backed business and employers with 10 employees or more have contributed over €800 m to the national exchequer, with 60% of that being exported.“That is also contributing €150 m payroll to local communities and a return to the national exchequer of a nett €77 m in taxes alone. Therefore, funding of Udaras is a massive nett contributor to the national exchequer and is the only possible way of the sustainable development and providing for the long-term future of our most rural communities,” Pat the Cope added.“Unless real and substantial funding is made available for the Udaras, the targets set by both Government and by Udaras themselves for employment creation simply will not happen, and the further threats of Brexit and global uncertainty will only add to the challenges facing this state agency.“In recent media reports, the government are prioritising Brexit proofing businesses and jobs, that is the correct course of action but unfortunately with Udaras not being directly under the Department of Enterprise, it does not seem to be getting the same priority nor funding envelope.“Budget 2020 is a critical crossroads for Udaras na Gaeltachta, and by extension our rural communities in Gaeltacht areas, unless we see real commitment and proper increases in our funding of this state agency we are staring into uncertain times for our Gaeltacht areas.“Million of additional resources given to Department of Enterprise thus far for Brexit proofing strategies but none have filtered to Udaras.“Budget 2020 must prioritise Gaeltacht development, must begin a transformation of bringing Udaras into mainstream employment and development funding opportunities, it must create a hybrid model whereby employment initiatives in Udaras are supported directly from the same funding opportunities as IDA and Enterprise Ireland, while at the same time recognising the uniqueness of our Gaeltacht and linguistic responsibilities of Udaras and our Gaeltacht communities.“In short Udaras must be put on a level playing field with other agencies otherwise we are treating Gaeltacht citizens as lesser priorities and that will not be tolerated,” concluded Pat the Cope.Calls for govt to increase funding for Gaeltacht areas in Budget 2020 was last modified: October 6th, 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)
A selection of images from George Groves’ points victory over former world champion Glen Johnson at the ExCel Arena. (Click on an image to begin slideshow) See also:O’Meara suffers defeat in title clash Dominant Groves easily sees off JohnsonGeorge Groves v Glen Johnson post-fight press conferenceHaye hails Groves after ‘amazing display’ against JohnsonGroves tipped to win world title in 2013Groves set to fight for European title 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook