LATEST STORIES READ: Carlo Biado wins PH’s 2nd gold in pool“I feel that I have my confidence,” said Biado, who has high praise for his coaches, Hall-of-Famer Efren “Bata” Reyes and Francisco “Django” Bustamante.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’He said he learned a lot of things from the legends of world pool.“They taught me a lot of shots in training. They know a lot of shots that I can use in the competitions,” said Biado in Filipino. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Carlo Biado of the Philippines competes against Duong Quoc Hoang of Vietnam in the finals of men’s 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games billiards competition at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Biado prevailed, 9-5, to clinch the gold medal.CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Carlo Biado knew his angles after he used to be a golf caddy.The 33-year-old Biado, who also worked a pool house hand, has come a long way after winning the gold medal in the men’s 9-ball individual title in the Southeast Asian Games here Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies MOST READ Their teachings, according to Biado, enabled him to be very confident facing anybody on the pool table.Indeed, he came here on the crest of his World Games triumph last July in Poland.He will also see action for the Philippines in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games this September in Turkmenistan.It was his first SEAG individual gold but second if you count the doubles victory he had with Dennis Orcollo in the 2015 SEA Games.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Orella falters in rhythmic gymnastics Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu
…as City Hall prepares to file appeal to NBS rulingThe final report of the Parking Meter Re-Negotiation Committee is expected to be submitted to the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown (M&CC) at Monday’s statutory meeting.A parking meter in downtown GeorgetownTown Clerk Royston King made the disclosure at a press conference on Friday, noting that consultations with the parking meter company Smart City Solutions have concluded, and the committee, headed by APNU Councillor Akeem Peter, is in the final stages of preparing the report.The committee being chaired by Councillor Peter consists of Councillors Noelle Chow-Chee (VC), Oscar Clark, Jameel Rasul, James Samuels, Heston Bostwick and Ivor Henry.The Mayor has mandated that two members of the public also sit on the committee, and Civil Engineer Owen Godfrey Edwards and Accountant Robin Hunte have been selected in this regard.The re-negotiation committee, according to the draft TORs, was tasked with engaging Smart City Solutions with a view to renegotiating the terms of the agreement entered into between the parties; and, more specifically, to seek to take into account the concerns raised and addressed in the reports of the Special Committee in relation to costs, fines, enforcement, profit-sharing, areas, times and other factors identified in relation to the project, and any other relevant actions as the committee may, in its discretion, determine; or as may be suggested by the general council. Upon completion of the negotiation period, the new committee would have to prepare a report.AppealKing added that the City’s Attorney, Roger Yearwood, has already drafted an appeal to the recent High Court ruling by Justice Nareshwar Harnanan, to scrap the parking meter by-laws. Justice Harnanan ruled that the procedure used to bring into effect the by-laws was breached, resulting in them being invalid. The notice of appeal is expected to be filed by Monday.On January 23, 2017, Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan signed the by-laws that were approved at the December 13, 2016 statutory meeting of the Council, and the M&CC had entered into a contract with Smart City Solutions Inc on May 13, 2016 for parking meters to be implemented in Georgetown.However, the New Building Society, in February 2017, filed an injunction in the High Court challenging the legality of the city’s metered parking by-laws. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NBS, Anil Kishun, in an affidavit, noted that the approval granted is unlawful “in that it was done in breach of the Municipal and District Councils Act,” and is therefore “null and void, and of no legal effect.”He outlined that the notice of intention to apply to the minister for the approval of any by-law must be published in the Official Gazette not less than 14 days before the application is made. Kishun, in his affidavit, stated that this was not done, and the provisions of Section 305 of the Act were not followed, thus the minister’s approval was granted unlawfully, unreasonably, without or in excess of jurisdiction, and in breach of the statute.This ruling came after the re-negotiation committee was formed to renegotiate the contract with Smart City Solutions (SCS), and was at a point of inking a new agreement. Under the proposal, persons would be entitled to pay $100 per hour, and could park in any space, as opposed to the initial system in which they paid for space and time.
Boat accidentThe body of the second miner who went into the water after a boat capsized in the vicinity of Makari Backdam, Cuyuni River, on Saturday evening was recovered on Sunday evening a short distance from where the incident took place. F Division (Lethem and Interior Locations) Commander Kevin Adonis, when contacted, confirmed that the body was retrieved from the river and transported to the Lyken Funeral Home to await a post-mortem and identification.“As of now, the only name we have for the second man is “Fineman”,” the Commander noted.The body of 26-year-old Jeffrey Dirwar, of Lot 111 Miles Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), which was fished out of the river on Sunday was also transported to Georgetown to facilitate a post-mortem.The post-mortem performed on the body of Dirwar, also called “Dougla”, proved that he died from drowning and trauma to the head. It is believed that after the boat capsized, Dirwar might have hit his head thus rendering him unconscious.Based on reports received, the now dead men were in the company of three others transporting a dredge from one location to another in a small boat propelled by a 15 horsepower outboard engine. As they journeyed to their destination, the engine reportedly developed mechanical issues.Owing to the rough terrain and water, the boat, on account of its weight, capsized and subsequently sank. Three of the five men made it safely to shore, but “Dougla” and “Fineman” vanished. After realising that the two men were missing, a search party was established, but after searching in the dark for several hours, the mission was aborted without any signs of the two men.The search recommenced on Sunday morning and after a few hours, Dirwar’s body was found, but there was no sign of the second miner. The search continued late into the night and it was then the other body was found.Statements are being taken from the three survivors as investigations continue into the boat incident.
The son of former Chancellor of the Judiciary, Carl Singh was on Wednesday admitted to the Bar after taking his oath to serve the country in the capacity of an Attorney-at-Law.Sworn in with high praises was Nirvan Singh, following an application presented by former Speaker of the National Assembly Ralph Ramkarran, which was acceptedNewly admitted Attorney-at-Law Nirvan Singh is congratulated by Justice Brassington Reynolds, as his father, former Chancellor of the Judiciary, Carl Singh, mother and brother share in the celebratory occasionby presiding Justice Brassington Reynolds.Singh began his tertiary education at York University in Canada, after which he returned home in pursuit of his Bachelors of Law in 2014.Upon completion of his LLB at the University of Guyana, the young Singh then moved on to the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad, where he received Legal Education Certificate.In putting forth his petition, the former Speaker of the National Assembly pointed out that Singh has thus far been attached to several entities, which speaks to his experience as a well-rounded young professional. For a number of years, he was attached to the Cameron and Shepherd Law Firm, operated by the former Speaker.As such, Ramkarran highlighted that he has no doubt that the newly admitted attorney will produce work of high quality and standard.Justice Renolds shared the same views, indicating that Singh has had a front row seat to the great works of his father. On that note, the presiding Justice welcomed Singh to the legal fraternity and urge him to not only follow in his father’s footsteps but to leave his own footprints in field as well.Moreover, he noted that Singh’s petition comes at an opportune time, where there is much advancements in Guyana’s fairly short legal history, some of which can be attributed to the strides of former Chancellor.Meanwhile Singh, who just so happened to be sworn in in the very same courtroom as did his father, in his admission remarks relayed, “I appear before the court today with a deep sense of fulfillment having worked so hard.”The most recently inducted Attorney at Law continued on by saying that the country can look forward to him showcasing integrity and representing his clients with honesty.While speaking with Guyana Times, the young lawyer revisited his journey to fulfilling this longstanding dream and expressed his anticipation for the road ahead.Underlining that becoming a lawyer requires much hard work, dedication and belief in self, the young Attorney went on to offer words of advice to those in pursuit of a similar path.Singh stated, “Just work hard, maintain a sense of confidence and ambition and believe in yourself. Having an unwavering support system is definitely important. I didn’t do this by myself, I had tremendous help and I’m truly grateful.”Nirvan Singh will now commence his career as an Attorney-at-Law and looks forward to the opportunity to contribute to the jurisprudence of Guyana.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted he “can’t explain” his side’s shock 5-3 defeat to Premier League newcomers Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.The Red Devils played some delightful attacking football in the opening half, with goals from Robin van Persie and Angel di Maria – the former Real Madrid man scoring with a beautiful chip – putting the visitors in the driving seat.But the Foxes showed great resilience against the 20-time champions, as Leonardo Ulloa pulled one back with a brilliant header just seconds later.United soon restored their two-goal cushion after the break thanks to Ander Herrera’s flick, but Van Gaal’s men then fell apart, conceding four straight goals – including two penalties – as the hosts recorded a famous victory.“It was a very bad experience,” the Dutch boss exclusively told talkSPORT.“When you’re two goals ahead you have to kill the game, you have to keep the ball and at that time it was not so difficult to do that.“But we gave possession away ourselves, which was a big disappointment.“We played very well in the first half and started the second half in the same way, but then we gave the game away.“You can’t explain that, you can only see that it’s happening.“The only thing you can try is to change players, because you can see they are not strong enough to play 90 minutes.“It’s not about the individual errors, it’s about the team. The team must have the idea to keep possession and play simple, but that was forgotten today.”
A haulage company boss has called off his planned protest during tomorrow’s visit of Queen Elizabeth.Convoy truck-driver John McLaughlin, who owns JML Transport, had planned to bring dozens of trucks into Dublin city centre to protest at rising fuel prices.But having met with Gardai, the businessman has decided not to go ahead with the protest. “I think the Gardai already have enough headaches with the Queen’s visit without us adding to them. I think it would have done our cause more harm than good,” he said.However Mr McLaughlin said he WILL press ahead with plans to protest during next week’s visit of US President Barack Obama.The Donegal haulier, who has already led protests to Leinster House, was due to meet with dozens of truckers tonight to discuss plans for their protest.“We are deadly serious about this. We have been left with no alternative. The Government keeps putting us on the long finger. “We want the world to know that drivers are being taxed off the road and we will not sit by and watch that happen,” he said.EndsTRUCK BOSS CALLS OFF PROTEST FOR QUEEN’S VISIT BUT US PRESIDENT’S PROTEST IS STILL ON was last modified: May 16th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
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The route of the Errigal College 5K in Letterkenny which takes place this Thursday.On Thursday, May 21st next at 7pm, Errigal College in Letterkenny will hold its Centenary 5K road race and walk. The race starts at Errigal College and traces its way around the different locations that housed the school over the years.Errigal College in Letterkenny.With registration from 6pm at Errigal College, it is hoped that a large turn-out will turn up on the night. The gun will signal the start at 7pm with competitors making their way down the High Road turning onto New Line Road where a sharp left at the top of New Line brings competitors down towards the Cathedral.Crossing the car park towards the ETB offices, the location of the school from 1942 to 1987, runners will make their way back onto the High Road where they’ll turn left at the Donegal News head offices.Turning right at the hospital roundabout down DeValera and right again at the old Oatfield site, from there, up the Port Road and onto MainStreet to the finish on Lower MainStreet.Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Voodoo. Everyone is welcome to what will be an excellent evening. LETTERKENNY’S ERRIGAL COLLEGE TO HOST ITS CENTENARY 5K was last modified: May 5th, 2015 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:5kdonegalerrigal collegeletterkenny
A unique conference which will discuss Sustainable Transport Solutions for Donegal and across Ireland takes place tomorrow.The aim of the conference, which takes place in the Mill Park Hotel in Donegal Town, will be to consider ‘cleaner, greener transport.There are a number of purposes of the conference. They include:• To present the results of a pilot project with Letterkenny University Hospital Renal Dialysis transport providers, Sustainable transport vehicle manufacturers and the SEAI.• To present information on sustainable transport opportunities and supports both national and local (e.g. Electric Vehicles, Plug-in Hybrids and Hybrids)• To provide an opportunity for information sharing on all grants and supports available • To provide an opportunity for transport providers to explore the application of these models and identify any issues that need to be addressed.Among those targeted by the conference include:• Taxi and Hackney providers• People and organisations who book and use Small Public Service Vehicles.• Other interested parties locally or nationally The conference, which features a number of key speakers, has been organised by SITT/LocalLink Donegal & Letterkenny University Hospital in association with the SEAI, The NTA and Department of Transport Tourism and Sport Climate Change Unit.Background to the hosting of the conferenceSITT/Locallink Donegal are coordinating and managing the daily transport needs for patients attending for Renal Dialysis at Letterkenny University Hospital.This transport is taking patients from all over Donegal, 7 days per week, 52 weeks per year. The average yearly km is running over 1.3million. This service is delivered by private taxi and Hackney operators who over the years have been exemplary and diligent in their delivery of this service. Back in 2016, while attending a transport conference, Declan Meally from the SEAI presented on the future trend of transport, the world of EVs and the potential they offered.Not long after, SITT/LocalLink met with the SEAI and started the conversation on the possibility of working a pilot on our Renal Dialysis transport.Through 2017, SITT/LocalLink met with a number of potential stakeholders who all readily came on board and worked with us to get this pilot ready to launchPartners:· Letterkenny University Hospital· SITT/LocalLink Donegal· Private Operators SPSV – Taxi/Hackney Operators1. Jackie Holmes, Inishowen, Co. Donegal2. Ryan Dorrian, Ballybofey, Co.Donegal3. John O Donnell, Annagry, Co.Donegal4. Derek Vial, Killybegs, Co.Donegal5. Donal Cullen, Mevagh, Co.Donegal6. Charlie Gildea – Letterkenny Cabs, Letterkenny, Co Donegal7. Liam Conneely, Killybegs, Co. Donegal• Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland (SEAI)• NTA – Taxi Regulation.• Dept of Transport, Climate change Unit• ESB Ecars• Toyota• NissanThe group is now coming near the end of a pilot which took place over the months of February and into March 2018 where we replaced 6 of our current vehicles for a mix of 7 sustainable vehicles –2 x Electric Vehicles,3 x Plug in Hybrids and2x Hybrids.AIMThrough an integrated approach, work to move Renal Dialysis transport from being a service delivered by traditional taxis and hackneys, fuelled by diesel, to a sustainable transport provision which will be more cost-effective while significantly reducing the carbon footprint.At the end of the pilot, all the information and data collected will pass to the SEAI, the Climate Change Unit and the Vehicle Manufacturers who in turn will have results and findings ready for tomorrow’s conference.It is our expectation, through an open tendering process, all work requiring taxis & hackneys, and in particular, for renal dialysis and hospital discharge nationally, will score sustainable transport the highest where possible.It is envisaged that within a reasonable time frame, all SPSV working for LocalLink nationally will be sustainable in line with the Government targets.SpeakersRTÉ News reporter Eileen MagnierEileen MagnierEileen Magnier is an extremely well-regarded correspondent for RTE in Ireland and has worked across radio and television. She is a regional correspondent with a lot of experience in covering regional affairs for national broadcasting and has extensive journalistic and broadcasting experience.Eileen has been with news since the late 1980’s and worked first in Dublin on 2fm news and television news. She has been north west correspondent since late 1989 and has developed a huge knowledge of the region and fine-tuned her broadcasting skills.Eileen has a keen interested in doing more documentary-style programming and feature writing.Specialties: Television and radio reporting on a wide variety of subjects. News and feature stories from the north west of Ireland. Scripting, editing, interviewing and organisational skills. She has worked in several areas of RTE beginning with television and radio programmes departments and moving to the news division.Kevin BradyKevin Brady is the Principal Officer leading the Heat & Transport Energy Policy division. His responsibilities include the development of renewable heat in the industrial, commercial and residential sectors. In the transport sector, he is co-chair of the Low Emission Vehicle Taskforce and is responsible for energy policies promoting renewable energy in transport and the growth in low and zero emission vehicles. These polices include the Biofuels Obligation Scheme and support measures for EVs – such as the purchase grant and the new home charger grant.Laura BehanLaura Behan is Head of the Climate Change Unit of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Previous roles in the Department have included Head of the Strategic Research and Analysis Unit, sustainable transport, freight and logistics policy, road safety and road financing. She has also worked in the Departments of Finance, Environment and Local Government and Foreign Affairs. She currently leads the preparation and implementation of transport climate mitigation and adaptation policy. She is also Co-Chair of the Government’s Low Emitting Vehicles Task Force.Dr Brian CaulfieldDr Brian Caulfield is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin. He has done extensive research in the field of the environmental impacts of transport and methods to achieve behavioural change in the transport sector. He is currently leading a large research project called Greening Transport – funded by the EPA. He sits on many national and international research and policy development committees. Dr Caulfield has published extensively in this field with over 60 journal articles and he is an editor on the highest impact factor journal in this field “Transportation Research Part D: Transport and the Environment”Fiona O SheaFiona is a Transport Manager with a mission to enable Social, Economic and Healthcare improvement in Donegal through the provision of a first-class model of integrated transport. Quick to see gaps in provision sitting alongside duplication of some services, Fiona developed a vision for an integrated model of rural transport which led to a successful pilot with the HSE in 2009. Today as well as rural transport services throughout Donegal Fiona manages the HSE Community Health Day Services transport and all acute non-emergency Private Ambulances and dispatch transport for Letterkenny University Hospital including Renal Dialysis.Shane PrendergastShane is the Programme Executive for Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s Electric Vehicle Grant Programme. Shane has recently joined SEAI having previously worked as an automotive homologation engineer in the Automotive Certification Department of National Standards Authority of Ireland and he joined the SEAI from his role as Chief Technical Officer for EVM Ltd. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Management.John O DonnellJohn is private operator holding both Large and Small Public Service Vehicle licences operating in Co. Donegal. John is working with SITT/Locallink for over 7 years, this work includes transport for Renal Dialysis patients for their treatment 52 weeks per year.John has a vast wealth of experience in Passenger Transport, the vehicle types, models and in their suitability for the work of transporting passengers.Declan MeallyDeclan is Head of Department with responsibility for the Emerging Sectors in the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Ireland’s national body for sustainable energy policy and programmes. SEAI’s mission is to play a leading role in transforming Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices. It advises Government on sustainable energy policy, trends and impacts, and delivers a range of programmes to promote the adoption of new efficient and renewable technologies and behaviors. Declan has worked in SEAI since 2004 and previously worked in Management in Xerox (Europe) Ltd and the Irish Defense Forces. He holds Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical EngineeringWendy ThompsonWendy is the Head of Taxi Regulation for the National Transport Authority (NTA), regulating over 46,000 driver and vehicle licence holders, together with relevant ancillary SPSV service providers. She leads a large team of dedicated licensing and compliance personnel nationwide, with close interfaces with Government Bodies, stakeholders and the public. Her function is to develop, operate and maintain a regulatory framework for the SPSV industry; but the day job is to make this service better, safer, more accessible and affordable for the travelling public whilst being fair to SPSV operators.Wendy holds a pure law degree, is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health, a member of the Association of Compliance Officers, has served on the Policy Advisory Committee of the State Claims Agency and, most recently, completed an MSc in Business and Management, specialising in financial reporting, corporate governance and auditing.Unique conference to discuss Donegal’s Sustainable Transport Solutions was last modified: April 4th, 2018 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:conferencedonegalLocal LinksolutionsSUnstainable Transport
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