January 19, 2020

NBA agent killed in Colorado crash; 5-year-old son injured

first_imgCarpio 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 LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fegan was long considered one of the best player agents in the NBA, a ruthless negotiator on behalf of clients that included John Wall, Dwight Howard and DeMarcus Cousins. In 2016, Fegan was on Forbes magazine’s list of top agents.“Arms around his family,” National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts tweeted. “Rest In Peace, my friend.”He was fired last year as president of Independent Sports & Entertainment’s basketball division, but remained close with the clients he’d worked with for many years.Howard tweeted that his “heart and prayers go out to the family .”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson FILE – BEVERLY HILLS, CA – OCTOBER 30: Dan Fegan, Chandler Parsons and Matthew Chevallard attend a Del Toro Chandler Parsons Event at Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills on October 30, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Saks Fifth Ave / Del Toro/AFPASPEN, Colo. — Longtime NBA agent Dan Fegan died in a car crash Sunday. He was 56.The Colorado State Patrol says Fegan was driving an SUV when he tried to merge onto a highway and was broadsided by a commuter bus near Aspen, which is about 180 miles west of Denver.ADVERTISEMENT Colorado State Trooper Gabe Easton told the Aspen Times the SUV’s other occupants, Fegan’s 5-year-old son and a 29-year-old California woman, were airlifted to a Denver hospital in serious condition.“Today we lost a great man, father, son and brother who always stood up not only for his clients, but also for what he knew was right,” Fegan’s family said in a statement through spokesman Terry Fahn . “We are all shocked and saddened by this tragic development and appreciate the outpouring of support. We ask for privacy at this difficult time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe NBA posted a tweet offering its condolences and thoughts to Fegan’s family.No one on the bus was hurt. The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority CEO said the driver didn’t have time to avoid the collision. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed The day after: Pyeongchang breathes, bids Olympics farewell Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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January 15, 2020

‘Don’t Be Complacent as Ebola Declines, Warns Market Woman

first_imgA 55-year-old businesswoman is cautioning Liberians nationwide not to become complacent on hearing news of the decline in the deadly Ebola spread. Liberians should in fact double up and continue to strictly observe all the preventive measures issued by our health authorities, Madam Marvoline B. Smith admonished in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer in Monrovia recently.Mrs. Smith, an importer of used clothing and a cross border trader for nearly 21 years, expressed concern that some Liberians and foreign residents have begun to abandon the Ebola prevention measures and return to the old ways of doing things in some parts of Monrovia.Asked about what she made of the worrisome predictions in the international media, Madam Smith was confident that with “sustained determination, fortitude and resilience on the part of Liberians, those predictions will be proven wrong.”“We can beat back all the terrifying and Judgment Day predictions given by international medical agencies, once Liberians adapt the appropriate behavior patterns throughout the country,” said Madam Smith.“It is my fervent prayer that the newly constructed ETU facilities will not be used for massive admission of Ebola virus patients in the country,” Madam Smith said.For the past three weeks, many holding, isolation centers and Ebola Treatment Units around the country have reported a steady decline in the number of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola patients. As a result, many Liberians are breathing a sigh of relief as the terrifying predictions of another Ebola surge continue to be deflated, thanks to the waning of infections across the nation.In order for Liberians to remain alive and safe, Madam Smith advised that the Ebola prevention guidelines such as frequently washing hands, refraining from shaking hands and hugging should be strictly observed and that sustained and extensive public awareness should be prioritized throughout the country.In a related development, several market women have pointed out the need for themselves to observe the vital Ebola prevention measures issued by the Ministry of Health and its partners.“We are the second group of Liberians at the front lines, providing very essential services to the greater population of the country and we should be vigilant against the spread of the deadly Ebola virus,” Mrs. Martha B. Benjamin, one of the marketers, stressed.Mrs. Benjamin cautioned market women in the country to handle with great care the various kinds of foodstuffs intended for the Liberian markets in all parts of the country.“Let all of us work together as foot soldiers and drive the deadly Ebola virus from all parts of our country,” urged Mrs. Benjamin.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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January 12, 2020

Armed bandits rob, beat visually impaired victims

first_img…Police fail to respond to cries for help promptlyBy Ramona LuthiThe headquarters of the Guyana Society for the Blind (GSB), located at Lot 44 High Street, Lombard Street, Georgetown, was on Tuesday evening robbed while some of its visually impaired members were brutally assaulted.Speaking with Guyana Times on Wednesday morning, one of the victims ofPresident of the Guyana Society for the Blind, Cecil Morrisassault, identified as 27-year-old Anthony Robinson – who is visually impaired – explained that at around 22:00hs, he, in the company of an older man who was not visually impaired, went outside of the building to bring in the laundry.“Last night, we were outside picking up some clothes. Me and another guy, a big man, named “Smoker”. He went outside to pick up some clothes and same time [I recalled] I had some clothes outside too and I went out to pick up my clothes,” he explained.Robinson said that as the duo was in the process of locking the doors, several men ambushed them and held them at gunpoint.“[They] start running to the sighted person, the big man who does watch over us in here, they run to he and they start asking he for the money and the keys. ‘Where’s the money and the keys?! Where’s the money and the keys?!”The 27-year-old, who still appeared to be traumatised, told Guyana Times that according to the older gentleman, who was not available to speak to the media,GSB Board Member, Ganesh Singhthere were four perpetrators who were armed.He explained that one of the suspects hit him above the head, causing him to collapse on the ground, while ordering him [Robinson] not to move.“They run to the big man back again and tell he that anytime he move, they gon shoot he,” the man recounted.The visually impaired man said that the suspects continued to demand “money and the key”. However, upon realising duo they were attacking was not being helpful, the alleged bandits rushed to another section of the GBS, where other visually impaired persons were gathered.The perpetrators then assaulted at least four other members, before breaking the door to a storage room where they reportedly stole a laptop.This publication was told that when the victims were ordered to empty their pockets and the bandits saw only a few hundred dollars, they [bandits] said “keepNCN broadcaster, Leroy Phillipsit” and fled the scene in a waiting vehicle.One of the persons present at the time of the incident was a broadcaster attached to the National Communication Network (NCN), Leroy Phillips.Phillips told this publication that he was in a classroom when he heard the commotion outside and as such, quickly ran into the washroom where he secured himself through the approximate 100-minute ordeal.Further, Cecil Morris, the President of the GSB, explained that he was in his room, located in the organisation’s building, when the robbery began.He said while the perpetrators did not assault him, he attempted to contact the Police but was greeted by an unfriendly female operator who “did not seem toThe Guyana Society for the Blindknow what she was doing.”He said after calling other Police contact numbers, he was asked to wait for a patrol with ranks to arrive, but they never did.“After speaking to them, I waited about 20 minutes and I got no response from them. When I called them back, they gave me another phone number… Is Leroy had to call his friend that is in the Police Force and he [a Detective] came like 10 minutes after,” Morris said.As such, he called for members of the Guyana Police Force to take the complaints and reports of the GSB seriously, since according to him, several robbery attacks have been staged on the entity on previous occasions and in most instances, Police fail to respond.“This is a climax to what is happening in this area for a long time for persons who traverse this area who are being robbed and things like that and when you call the Police, they could never ever come on time and sometimes they don’t come at all, most times they don’t come at all. We find this very annoying because our only hope of some kind of protection, we don’t get it from the Police,” he explained.The GSB President also claimed that even after ranks visited the location this morning, no statements had been taken from the victims.Member of the Board for the Guyana Society for the Blind, Ganesh Singh, disclosed to this newspaper that on a daily basis, the organisation would consist of 20 to 30 persons while in the evenings; there would be about five persons present.Police have confirmed that an investigation has been launched. (Ramona Luthi)last_img read more

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January 12, 2020

Local NGO hosts spring fashion show, empowerment conference

first_imgA newly-formed organisation, Empowering to Lead with Confidence (ELC), on Sunday hosted the first of its kind runway show that saw the participation of both local and international speakers.A section of the participants at the conference on Sunday eveningThe presentations focused on empowering individuals to live a life of purpose in order to build a generation of men and women who understand their worth and who are unwilling to compromise their character and uniqueness for the appeasement of others.The event was held at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre, where one of the International spokespersons, Sebrena Sumarah Kelly, who is a global ambassador, speaker, TV and radio host, explained that her words are used to guide and more so, on how to implement her teachings in their lives.She highlighted that in the USA, she was brought up in a business environment and was never afraid of competition.“I am in competition with myself”, therefore, information that was given to the audience was from her “life experience”. “We must always remember to [do] three things; to embrace yourself, embracing your all, and embracing your authentic view,” Kelly said.A few of the presenters at the conferenceMeanwhile, Krystal Tomlinson, an author, empowerment speaker and TV host, who also spoke at the conference, explained her theme “unleashing the power of you,” which she interpreted to mean “getting into beast mode” whereby “people need to move in a direction to transform their lives by providing actionable steps”.Tomlinson further stated that “we need to get up, get moving and kill fear” adding key points on how to succeed in life “choice, focus, no and La Grenouille” she said. In closing, she revealed that a high performer is not afraid to be wrong and urged persons to carry that perspective through life.After the conference, there was the unleashing of a spring fashion show, followed by a few performances and networking cocktail. Further, part of the proceeds of this event will help to provide art and music supplies to underprivileged children and schools.The event is the first of its kind to be hosted and, therefore, it is expected to be an annual event which features local and international stylists, makeup artists along with other sponsors and stakeholders.last_img read more

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January 12, 2020

Number 56 Minibus Association moves to enforce code of conduct

first_imgThe Number 56 Minibus Association has moved one step closer towards impending the code of conduct which governs the way operators in the industry function.Members of the Number 56 Minibus Association along with executives of the President of the United Minibus Union Eon AndrewsOn Monday, operators plying the Number 56 (Rosignol/New Amsterdam) route got themselves uniformed.According to the association’s President, Dennis Chesney, the Number 56 Minibus Association is very close to implementing all of the requirements stipulated in the code of conduct implemented by the United Minibus Association.The code of conduct for minibus operators has been approved by both the Business Ministry and the United Minibus Union.The piece of document, which would seek to guide and monitor the behaviour of minibus operators, takes immediate effect.Among the areas which will be addressed are the operators’ mode of dress, language and behaviour. This means that operators will not be allowed to wear inappropriate clothing exposing themselves, use indecent language, and treat passengers in a hostile manner.In fact, operators will now be mandated to wear a uniform, along with an identification badge, which should include the name of the organisation of association.Chesney said on Wednesday that they are very close to achieving this requirement.“I think every group of buses should form themselves into an association themselves in order, because a lot of people are traveling and you want discipline and an orderly system not this wayward, rushing, talking, and pulling system. We have a system that we load one at a time and I think that system should be applied to all buses,” he told this publication.The 49 buses in the association have formed themselves into seven groups and only four are allowed to work each day. This means that operators would only work four days per week – a system that prevents chaos and ensures an equal playing field for members.Meanwhile, President of the United Minibus Union Eon Andrews said the code of conduct requires that transportation service providers be uniformed.“Because uniformity indicates order. There is too much indiscipline and disorder in our country and we have to start somewhere. It started in Bartica and UG. I always knew that this country-based bus services always confirm to things. I am glad to be here at engine oil capacity because I’m also a member of the Road Service Council”.He said, in his opinion, the Number 56 Minibus Association is on good footing for future development.last_img read more

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December 28, 2019

NOTORIOUS CRIMINAL RELEASED ON BAIL FOLLOWING BUNCRANA BURGLARIES

first_imgA notorious criminal has been released on bail after being arrested in connection with a spate of burglaries in Buncrana over the weekend.Jason HaugheyJason Haughey was released amidst a heavy Garda presence after appearing at Letterkenny District Court this morning. However his solicitor Patsy Gallagher asked for his client to be remanded until February 24th to address matters.Mr Gallagher claimed his client faced only one charge and was entitled to bail.The court heard that Haughey of Pairc na hAluine, Buncrana, was asleep at an address in Buncrana and found with £32 in his pocket – believed by Gardai to come from recent burglaries.Inspector Michael Harrison said he was objecting to bail because of the seriousness of the case and the fact that Haughey was unlawfully at large.The court heard that Haughey had only day of a previous sentence to serve.Another man is also due to appear in court charged with a number of alleged incidents at Cloncool Park.Mr Gallagher said there was a certain element of a ‘lynch mob’ mentality surrounding his client.But Judge Paul Kelly said there was no ‘lynch mob’ in his court.He released Haughey, who has a number of previous convictions on his own cash bond of €100 and an independent surety of €500.The case was adjourned until March to hear a direction from the Director of Public Prosecutions in the case.However solicitor Patsy Gallagher made an application to have Haughey remanded to address the technical issue that his client is technically unlawfully at large.NOTORIOUS CRIMINAL RELEASED ON BAIL FOLLOWING BUNCRANA BURGLARIES was last modified: February 17th, 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)last_img read more

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December 27, 2019

KILMACRENNAN NATIONAL SCHOOL FLIES THE FLAG FOR SPORT!

first_imgKilmacrennan National School staff and students had a great day of celebration in the school this week when they raised the Active Blue Flag in the school for the first time.This flag is awarded to schools who are actively involved in the promotion of sport in their schools.The school is one of only five schools in the county who have been awarded the flag since its inception. The flag now proudly flies alongside the Green Flag that was awarded to the school last year. The flag was raised by James Doherty (current Finn Harps player and ex pupil) along with Mel O’Donnell (PE coordinator and teacher in the school).KILMACRENNAN NATIONAL SCHOOL FLIES THE FLAG FOR SPORT! 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:kilmacrennan national schoollast_img read more

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December 26, 2019

TOURISTS FLOCK TO COUNTY AS DONEGAL HIT BY HEATWAVE

first_imgTHERE has been a sharp increase in the number of visitors to Donegal in the past few days – with the heatwave expected to continue!Hoteliers, B&B owners and tourist facilities all reported a bumper weekend with large numbers of visitors – particularly from the North and Dublin.There is also a noticeable increase in visitors from the United States and mainland Europe including France, Germany and Spain. Temperatures are expected to hit 17C today with forecasters predicting the warm weather could continue right through to the weekend.TOURISTS FLOCK TO COUNTY AS DONEGAL HIT BY HEATWAVE was last modified: April 18th, 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:17CdonegalDonegal weather sunnyweatherlast_img read more

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December 25, 2019

LOCAL NEWS: LETTERMACAWARD COMMUNITY NOTES

first_imgLETTERMACAWARD NOTESThe Graveyards Masses will take place on the Saturday 14th of July at 3pm in the new graveyard  and  Sunday 15th of July at 12pm. in the old graveyard.Bazaar The bazaar will take place in Saint Bridget’s hall on Sunday 8th July from 4pm to 6.30pm.Faith Healer Michael Currin, faith healer will be in John O Donnells  pub (Teach Gleann Teo,) Doochary on Tuesday 3rd July from 7pm to 9pm.Áras Sheagháin Bháin Tá Ionad na hOllscoile i nGaoth Dobhair toilteanach ceann de na cúrsaí dioplóma páirtaimseartha seo a leanas a chur ar fáil san Áras i Meán Fómhair 2012  ag brath ar éileamh. Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge.Dioplóma i Léann an Traidisiúin. Má cheapann tú go mbeadh suim agat in aon cheann de na cúrsaí seo fáigh i dteagmháil go luath le do thoil. Fón 074-9546071 – Luan go hAoine   9.30 r.n. –  5.00 i.nLOCAL NEWS: LETTERMACAWARD COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: June 28th, 2012 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:LOCAL NEWS: LETTERMACAWARD COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more

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December 25, 2019

PEOPLE WIN FIGHT TO KEEP LETTERMACAWARD POST OFFICE OPEN

first_imgLettermacaward Post Office will not now close.There had been fears that the pending retirement of postmaster Brian Cannon would see a downgrading of postal services in the area.A recent meeting of locals saw hundreds of people turn up to show their opposition to any proposed move. However Junior Minister Dinny McGinley has now been informed by An Post management that the closure will not now take place. PEOPLE WIN FIGHT TO KEEP LETTERMACAWARD POST OFFICE OPEN was last modified: June 5th, 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:Lettermacaward Post Officelast_img read more

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