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first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Playing with the Lady Spikers in the tryouts were standouts in the Philippine Superliga and other players in the UAAPThe likes of Cherry Rondina, Cha Cruz-Behag, MJ Phillips, Rebecca Rivera, Denden Lazaro, Kath Arado, Kim Fajardo,  Ara Galang, Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado from the Premier Volleyball league and National University’s Jaja Santiago were among those who gave the La Salle players a good sweat.“This is a different situation from when we practice within La Salle,” said De Jesus. “These are just like organized games because everyone will go all out.”ADVERTISEMENT During the weeklong break between the final day of eliminations of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament and the start of the Final Four, De Jesus managed to have his core get into a bit of competition.La Salle’s trio of Mary Joy Baron, Kianna Dy, and Dawn Macandili had been hard at work during the tw0-day tryouts for the Philippine women’s national volleyball team on Wednesday at Arellano University.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownDe Jesus said his Lady Spikers could still have a dose of quality action while they let the days pass before they face National University on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.“This is good for us because the players are playing in scrimmages and these aren’t weak players they’re playing against,” said De Jesus in Filipino. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Viernes not letting coach’s trust go to waste in D-League title bid ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Ramil De Jesus just hit two birds with the proverbial stone.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Fernandez warns: Watch out for Pacquiao storm that will surely hit Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “The end goal would be one, be physically conditioned after that. Number two is get tough competition and at the same time, to gain skills that players in their caliber could teach us,” Perasol said Tuesday during the signing between nxLED and NowheretogobutUP.The Fighting Maroons, who are training out of the country for the second straight year, fly out on July 21 and return on August 5.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’With high-profile recruits bolstering their roster and unwavering of support from alumni, Perasol expects his players to perform under pressure.“It’s important that they feel the support but at the same time, they feel the pressure to deliver,” Perasol said.center_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 The Maroons are poised to be Final Four contenders this upcoming season as Nigerian Bright Akhuetie will be suiting up after a one-year residency. They came up short and placed fight last season. Ivan Ruiz L. Suing Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. UP Fighting Maroons during the the signing of the partnership with Nxled and NowheretogobutUP. Photo from Ivan Suing/PDI traineeUniversity of the Philippines’ men’s basketball team is set to travel to Serbia for a two-week long camp preparation for the UAAP  Season 81.UP head coach Bo Perasol is expecting tough competition in Serbia, but will not focus on the results of their tune-up games against pro teams.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The other 50-point scorers this season: LaMarcus Aldridge, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, James Harden, LeBron James, Damian Lillard, Derrick Rose, Klay Thompson and Kemba Walker. Harden has done it six times, the others once apiece.The 11 players have combined for 16 games of 50 or more points this season. That’s the NBA’s most since 2006-07, when there were 18 — 10 by Kobe Bryant alone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs FILE – Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts after making a shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won, 131-114. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)MILWAUKEE — This is now the season of the 50-point scorer in the NBA.There have been 11 players to score at least 50 in a game this season, the most of any season in league history. Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 52-point effort in Milwaukee’s loss to Philadelphia on Sunday was the record-breaker, after 10 different players scored 50 in each of the last two seasons.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chiefcenter_img Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ PBA D-League: Letran recovers, routs McDavid View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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first_imgThe open features a number of events Saturday and Sunday along with the rounds of golf. Saturday will feature long drive and chipping contests, and a barbecue supper and horse race, while Sunday will offer a breakfast, as well as hole prizes, and prize presentations. Registration for members is set at $95, while non members will pay $125. Those wanting to take part can visit Fort St. John Links, or call 250-785-9995. Participants are asked to have their RCGA Handicap card.- Advertisement –last_img

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first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The Grande Prairie Municipal Traffic Unit conducted a traffic operation with a focus on distracted driving and occupant restraints.During a traffic operation on November 6, RCMP say a total of 30 charges were laid.According to RCMP, previously, the unit conducted similar operations on September 13 and October 1 both resulting in over 20 charges laid on each date.- Advertisement -Drivers are being reminded that the current specified penalty for a distracted driving offence is $287.00 in addition to three demerit points applied on the date of conviction.Current legislation dictates that 15 or more accumulated demerit points, or eight for a Novice/GDL driver, within a period of two years will result in a licence suspension.Grande Prairie RCMP are asking the public to contribute to safer roads in their community by modelling safe driving behaviours.Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgBUSINESS PROFILE: HUGH DOWNEY, SHARP DESIGNDonegaldaily.com: What is your career and what do you do?Hugh Downey, MD, Sharp Design & PR, based in Letterkenny.  Sharp Design are an award winning communications company, with over 20 years of experience specialising in Brand, Web, E-Marketing, Digital Media, Marketing, PR, Creative Advertising, Printing & Large Format Exhibition printing. Offering creative marketing solutions for start up and existing businesses we deliver creative advertising campaigns that work. Sharp Design have the unique advantage of not only having complete control inhouse of all their services from inception to completion, but every brand or creative campaign that is created for their clients is uniquely created with a difference for the individual customer. Hugh & Grace Ann along with their talented creative team, offer themselves to anyone who believes a makeover can help them with their business, no matter what the product or service. Hugh & Grace Ann sit down with their clients & love helping them realise and reach their full potential. Their business is all about moving things forward, onto a new level to ensure their customers succeed. Donegaldaily.com: Tell us about your first job and how much were you paid?I worked in a furniture store in Waterford, I got 80.00 punts a week.Donegaldaily.com: What was your first success in business?Getting past year 1, year 2 & now here we are getting past 20 years later! Donegaldaily.com: Name the one local or international business person you look up to?It has to be Sir Gerry Robinson! The best business ambassador for our Donegal & Ireland.Donegaldaily.com: What has been your biggest mistake in business?Made a lot of small ones, but thankfully no big ones yet!Donegaldaily.com: What is the most valuable piece of advice you have ever been given? Always be nice to your customers, suppliers & colleagues. It’s not hard to be nice!Donegaldaily.com: What advice would you give to someone starting out in business today? As my grandmother always advised me, there’s only two people in this world you should look after, the man above & the bank manager.Donegaldaily.com: What one item would you take with you to a desert island and why? My 2011 Wurth Calendar!Donegaldaily.com: What item can you not do without?My car & I- phone.Donegaldaily.com: What item would you prefer to do without?My i-phone.Donegaldaily.com: What do you do in your spare time (if you have any)?Enjoy family time & good French wine.Donegaldaily.com: When will you retire?After hearing the 2011 budget, probably never!Donegaldaily.com: What’s your tip to surviving the recession?Be happy!Donegaldaily.com: What one thing would you do if you were Finance Minister to help business?Give my lovely bank manager some money so he can give it to me!BUSINESS PROFILE: HUGH DOWNEY, SHARP DESIGN LETTERKENNY was last modified: December 10th, 2010 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)last_img read more

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first_img“Other added benefits of removing VRT include a modernising of the cars on Irish roads way beyond what the Scrappage scheme could hope to achieve, improving road safety, reducing carbon emissions, and increasing the tax take through increased PRSI/PAYE contributions, as jobs in the industry grow.“Financing on purchasing a vehicle would be lower by around 25% as currently anyone buying an Irish registered vehicle on finance is actually paying stealth interest on a tax, as VRT is included in the price. “There are many more benefits, but the public have to get rid of the stigma that what I am trying to do is only for ‘northern’ drivers. As you can see, the plan will benefit the country and its people as a whole, and I need everyone’s support to get this through.”* Is Ryan Stewart right? Or is he just plain wrong? Have your say via the Contact button.STEWART: CAR INDUSTRY HERE WOULD BENEFIT FROM SCRAPPING VRT was last modified: January 7th, 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) “The question I often get asked is ‘How can car sales go up, yet VRT remains low?’ and the answer is simple. The Scrappage Scheme is a waiver of VRT, and this waiver has actually proven the points I have put forward – make cars cheaper, and people buy more cars! If it was completely removed, the level of new car sales would return to the good days of 2003-2006. “The end result is that employment would not only be protected, but stimulated, given the demand for new cars under the new regime. Had the Scrappage Scheme not been extended on December 8th, the industry would have ground to a halt immediately.“The same will happen on June 30th 2011, if the Scrappage Scheme is stalled, however the damage will be less, as most new car sales occur in the first six months of the year. But the motor industry has no solution, and it may be a bitter pill to swallow to get rid of VRT as it will have offered protection in the form of a trade barrier until now.“The industry and the people should support this plan; otherwise by the end of 2011, it will have a very bleak future. As far as exchequer returns are concerned, increased VAT, the recent fuel price rise, the other smaller parts of the plan, and the number of people currently driving foreign registered cars, who could then re-register at no extra cost, but pay Irish motor tax, would buoy the tax take considerably.“Currently those driving foreign registered cars pay UK road tax, they can have no sympathy if they continue to do this after VRT is removed, but by moving to a usage based tax, I have also looked at reducing the road tax we pay here, so this should be an incentive for everyone.center_img ANTI-VRT campaigner Ryan Stewart has slammed the government again, accusing them of failing to listen to reasoned arguments on scrapping the hated tax.And he says the government should scrap its Scrappage Scheme – and scrap VRT instead!“Despite the introduction of the Scrappage Scheme last year, 52 dealers closed their doors in 2010, an average of one dealer a week, despite a rise in new car sales of 24% on 2009,” said Stewart today. The campaigner – a candidate in Donegal North East in the March general election – insists: “At the basic unit cost, new cars would actually be cheaper in the Republic if the tax is removed. The fear the dealerships have is of devaluation of their current used stock, and removing VRT does have a knock on effect that used cars would depreciate in value.“This is obviously bad for the dealerships, but good for the car buying public. However the plan I published over six months ago would negate this depreciation to the dealerships by offering €300 million euro from the net gain in additional revenue, part of which has already been implemented by the Department of Finance in the recent budget.“This would ‘bail out’ the dealerships for over €1 billion worth of stock on a sale-by-sale basis. The exodus the industry fears will not materialise and they would be compensated for the devaluation in stock.“I had put it to the Minister for Finance over six months ago, that to contribute to the removal of VRT, 2 cent on diesel and 4 cent on petrol would be accepted by the public. The research was carried out and costed by myself, and in the recent budget, this exact duty rise was implemented, yet VRT remains. “There are other less imposing elements of the plan which remain to be implemented. The total revenue take to the exchequer would be approximately €550-€600 million. VRT was forecast to bring in €350 million in 2010, despite the increase in new car sales. The excess increase in the first year would be used to float the used car market.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Central Bank has this evening published stress tests on the Irish banks showing that an astonishing €24bn will be needed to be put into the banks to help them cope with potential losses.The main points of the report in the past few minutes gives a break down of how much each bank will need with AIB at the top of the credit list.The breakdown is as follows: A total of €24bn needed for Irish banking systemAIB will need €13.3bnBank of Ireland will need €5.2bnEBS will need €1.5bnIrish Life & Permanent will need €4bnAnd there’s even more bad news as the Central Bank assessment found that the banks could face losses of €37.7 billion over the next three years under the worst-case, or ‘stressed’ scenario.The tests found that banks would need €18.7 billion in new capital to meet new Central Bank targets, but the bank also added another €5.3 billion to bring what it called ‘a layer of resilience’ in case of possible further losse after 2013.Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan also set targets for how far the banks must reduce in size, through a combination of run-downs of assets and sales of assets.Professor Honohan said the aim was to create a sustainable Irish banking system through a combination of recapitalisation, deleveraging and reorganisation. Prof Honohan said smaller, but sounder, Irish banks should be in a better position to provide loans and other financial services to households and businesses to support the Irish economy.In the worst-case scenario, the four banks could lose €9.5bn from home mortgage loans over the next three years.Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has told shocked TDs in Dail Eireann his proposals for restructuring the banks.He said there will be two universal, full-service banks and a restructured Irish Life & Permanent.What he called the ‘first pillar’ bank will be based on Bank of Ireland, with the second one a combination of AIB and the EBS building society. BANKS CRISIS: BREAKING NEWS…BANKS NEED ASTONISHING €24 BILLION was last modified: March 31st, 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)last_img read more

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first_imgDonegal North East TD Charlie McConalogue has called on the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan to adopt a common sense approach to the use of commercially registered vehicles for private purposes.Deputy McConalogue said today: “There is real concern among the public following recent reports of a clampdown on people using commercially registered vehicles outside of work hours.“Self-employed people who are finding things tight at the moment don’t need the added stress of constantly worrying that their vehicles may be seized. I have written to the Minister asking that he clarify the position and ensure that a common sense approach is adopted. “When this first became an issue last year, a public commitment was secured from then Minister for Environment John Gormley who stated that the occasional use of commercially registered vehicles, to bring children to school, travel to church or transport groceries should not bring motorists into conflict with the law.“However we now seem to be in a position where there is once again confusion over this and it is vital that the Minister for Finance makes the position clear.“Many people who have commercially registered vehicles for their business are understandably concerned that they may soon be forced to register their vehicles as private, in order to use them for any task outside of work. This could see many already financially stretched people having to consider selling their vehicle due to the high cost of registering it as private. If people are forced to do this in the current market, they would inevitably have to accept a knock down price.“This is not an acceptable scenario. Putting people in a position where they may be forced to make a call between taxing their commercial vehicle as private or selling it simply doesn’t make sense,” concluded Deputy McConalogue. Also hit in the clampdown have been a number of van drivers with Northern-registered vehicles which they use for work – and then to travel home to Donegal after work.They have had them seized by Customs.endsTD CHARLIE: VAN CLAMPDOWN WILL LEAD TO JOB LOSSES was last modified: April 13th, 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)last_img read more

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first_imgCarpetright – which has a branch on the Port Road in Letterkenny –  has issued its second profits warning of the year in a further blow for the floor coverings firm as it battles weak consumer confidence.The retailer’s shares dived 7% following the warning that profits for the year to the end of this month were likely to be no better than the level achieved in the 2008/09 financial year, when it made a surplus of £17m (€19.4m).It has seen no let-up in grim trading conditions as households put off major purchases in the current uncertain economic climate. The low level of mortgage approvals and VAT’s rise to 20% have also impacted the firm, which is the UK’s biggest floor coverings retailer. Carpetright downgraded expectations at the start of February, prompting analysts to reduce forecasts from £26 (€29.6m) to around £20m (€22.8m).It added today: “Since the date of that statement, difficult trading conditions have persisted in the UK and Ireland, with fragile consumer confidence producing a weak floor coverings market.”Carpetright has 574 outlets in UK and Ireland and a further 120 in the Netherlands and Belgium.Freddie George, a retail analyst at Seymour Pierce stockbrokers, reiterated his sell rating on the stock following today’s update. He added: “While Carpetright has the cash generation to ride out this recession and has a dominant market position, the next 12 months is unlikely to be easy and the outlook could even deteriorate further if, as seems likely, interest rates are increased in the second quarter.”PROFITS WARNING AT CARPET RETAILER was last modified: April 7th, 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)last_img read more

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