Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) fouls Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Detroit, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT — Andre Drummond had 19 points and 19 rebounds and Blake Griffin added 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons beat the Chicago Bulls 107-88 Friday night.Reggie Jackson added 20 points for the Pistons, who have won four straight. Just as important for Detroit, coach Dwane Casey was able to use his reserves for most of the fourth quarter in the first game of a back-to-back. Detroit hosts Golden State on Saturday, with Stephen Curry expected to return to the Warriors’ lineup.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Carter had 15 points in the first 4:40 of the third quarter, with LeVine adding seven assists. That got Chicago within 62-57, but Carter committed his second and third fouls in the process.Carter stayed in the game, but the Pistons began collapsing on him and were able to push the lead back to 79-61 before he scored again.Detroit led by as many as 23 points in the fourth quarter.TIP INSBulls: Chicago coach Fred Hoiberg said forward Lauri Markkanen practiced with the team on Thursday and took part in Friday’s shootaround. Markkanen has missed the entire season with a sprained right elbow. … The Bulls missed 17 of their first 19 3-point attempts.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Gilas Pilipinas stunned by Kazakhstan in Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers Wendall Carter scored a career-high 28 points for the Bulls, who lost their fifth straight. Chicago also plays Saturday, traveling to Texas to face the Houston Rockets.Jackson set the tone early, scoring eight points in the first four minutes to help Detroit to an early lead. He finished the half with 17 points and the Pistons led 55-40 at intermission.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDetroit had 27 rebounds in the half, including eight by Drummond. Chicago had 16 rebounds. The Pistons also hit eight 3-pointers, while the Bulls made just two shots from beyond the arc.The Bulls adjusted at the start of the second half, running their offense through pick-and-rolls for Zach LeVine and Carter. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom LATEST STORIES ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pistons: Blake Griffin scored 20-plus points for the 15th time in 19 games this season, while Drummond had his 10th game with at least 15 points and 15 rebounds.UP NEXTBulls: At Houston on Saturday.Pistons: Host Golden State on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
The Bonguama United Association (BUA), an association of Foya citizens based in Monrovia and its environs, has condemned the recent report of disrespect shown to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Voinjama, Lofa County, allegedly by youths of Quardu Gboni District.The Association, in a press release issued in Monrovia yesterday, observed with grave concern that youths of the newly created district of Quardu Gboni, a chiefdom that adheres to the rule of respect for elders, chiefs, government officials and religious leaders under the late Chief Musa Gboni, are now slipping into the mud of disrespect under the canopy of free speech and advocacy.The Association observed that the action exhibited by Quardu Gboni youths, who disrespected the President of Liberia in the county’s political capital, “brought shame to all Lofaians.”The Association believes that Madam Sirleaf did nothing wrong to visit the county in the wake of the devastating Ebola outbreak that claimed nearly 100 lives in Quardu Gboni District alone, “and therefore, her visit did not warrant the disparagement shown her by the youths of Quardu Gboni.”Meanwhile, the Association has called on President Sirleaf to take heart as a mother and as a leader, noting that it was disheartening that the youths could not articulate any tangible point and demonstrated their lack of good manners.They explained that the Liberia Coco Company (LCC) concession agreement, which sparked the protest, was not done single-handedly by the Executive stating that the Quardu Gboni District has three lawmakers representing them, two sitting senators and its representative.“In fact, the land in question is public land, not private land. Henceforth, in these kinds of circumstances, dialogue and negotiation are the approaches that move the county forward, as evidenced by a recent Quardu Gboni position statement to the Lower House,” said the Association.The Association is demanding an immediate apology from the Quardu Gboni hierarchy, beginning with the district representative, commissioner and the paramount chief.The Association is also calling on all seven districts within the county, student groups and organizations in and out of Lofa to condemn the improper behavior of the youths, which the Association says, has the tendency to undermine the good moral legacy of their ancestors and destroy it with the culture of disrespect in the name of free speech.“The Association wishes to state unequivocally that as citizens hailing from Lofa, we remain loyal, faithful, devoted and consistent supporters and admirers of the Unity Party-led Government. In fact, history has proven that the people of Lofa are not traitors, conspirators, or mutineers neither are we defiant. As such, Quardu Gboni is inclusive. “Stop being rude. This is not our culture, the Lofa Uncle says!” concludes the statement.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Joe Baby takes a deep breath reflecting on the past years and how things have unfolded for him in making a quick hit in the industry. The multi talented actor/director/producer/artist, who just completed a cinema hit joint, chatted with our LIB Life reporter to talk about his new project, career and the biggest win in his life.Joe Baby revealed that he’s working on a new project — Beautiful Beast.“I put my all into this movie and hope for the best. I had to send for two top actor(s) and actress(s) from Sierra Leone and Nigeria to give this film international class,” he shared.Beautiful Beast is said to be a movie that portrays the up and down’s of a producer who goes through challenging obstacles before reaching his peak in the movie industry. “Beautiful Beast has lots of suspense that touches the heart. It has a good story line and has quality standard,” he added. “Lollywood has been growing at a fast pace this year,” he said.According to Joe Baby, like so many Liberian producers who have been actively producing films, Liberian producers have to start making movies that have good quality.“We need to do all we can to compete with the film industry at the international stage,” he added. Joe Baby feels that the lack of online television stations promoting Liberian movies to the outside world is scarce, which is a major problem for the industry.Meanwhile, Joe Baby says he has dedicated his entire life to entertainment. “I’m trying to make some positive contributions to the advancement of the entertainment industry. The best secret for my success is commitment and dedication to the things that I love to do the most,” he shared.LIB Life asked Joe Baby the biggest question — how does it feel being the new president for the Actor Guild of the Liberia Movies Union (LIMU)?“Wow, the win in my career as Chairman of the Actor Guild of the Liberia Movies Union (LIMU) excites me. My new leadership and position will open corridors for actors and actresses to gain from their talents. I’m going to introduce a new policy called tap price, which will determine the price for each actor or actress before going on scene,” he revealed.“I believe that this policy will help movie casters make a living from their talents. I just want to encourage all moviemakers to continue doing their best. The bright future is closer,” he said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Guyana Rice Producers Association (GRPA) is accusing the Government of failing to honour their promises of equality and betterment since rice millers and exporters have been waiting for over two years to be paid by the Guyana Rice Development Board for rice exported to Panama.“We recently learnt that the payments of approximately $2 billion is due to these millers/exporters since July 2017. Our millers supply the rice to the GRDB, the contracted party with Panama over the life of two contracts and are still awaiting payments. We are of the strong view that the GRDB, is in a sound financial position based on the amount of levies collected from exports over the years, to pay these millers either fully or at least a substantial amount of the total due,” the GRPA said in a statement on Friday.The rice farmers’ representative body noted that the sector is severely affected by the amount owed to the millers/exporters, adding that some of them are on the verge of bankruptcy while others cannot invest in the further development of their facilities. The body explained that the failure to pay the millers/exporters will affect the efficiency of the industry as well as profitability.According to the RPA, payments to suppliers for rice will better serve the industry that “the squandering of the GRDB money over ill thought projects that are absolute failures. The failure of the GRDB, a Government agency to pay the millers is another betrayal of another campaign promise by the coalition Government of the APNU/AFC.”In August of 2014, Guyana was able to ink a five-year deal with the Government of Panama for 5000 tonnes of rice per month. At the time of signing the agreement, the Agriculture Ministry said Panama imports about 150,000 tons of rice annually, through the Private Sector and the agreement between the two governments was to ensure Panamanians have access to rice at an affordable price.“The agreement means that Guyana can supply more than 50,000 tons of rice to Panama on an annual basis through the Government to Government arrangement and also compete in an open market to supply some of the remaining 100,000 tons per year,” then Agriculture Minister Leslie Ramsammy, noted.For years rice farmers have been complaining about the price they have been receiving for paddy, coupled with poor infrastructure.Finance Minister Winston Jordan, in his 2018 Budget presentation, noted that the rice industry was expected to record an output of 602,087 tonnes for 2017, an increase of 12.7 per cent over 2016. He credited the increase mainly to an additional 14,000 hectares planted for the 2017 spring crop and a further 74,481 hectares planted in the autumn crop.He added that the Government is committed to improving the livelihoods of rice farmers, revealing that they will collaborate with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), through the Malaysia Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), in updating the expertise and technology in rice production, through a Reverse Linkage Project to the tune of US$863,000. This will be done through the introduction of 53 innovative rice varieties from MARDI that are more resilient and will significantly increase rice yields per unit.
OVEN-BAKED LEEK AND BACON RISOTTOIngredients2 leeks finely chopped (broad beans can also be used instead) 5/6 rashers of smoked back bacon chopped1 onion finely chopped50g of butter300g risotto rice A sprinkle of fresh sage (optional)Vegetable of chicken stock cubeParmesan cheeseHalf glass of white wine (optional)You can also add some frozen peas. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180CFry the bacon pieces in olive oil in a casserole/ovenproof dish until golden and crisp. Stir in the onion and butter and cook for 3-4 mins until soft. Add the rice and mix well until coated. Pour over the wine and cook for 2 mins until absorbed.Add the peas and the hot stock and stir the rice. Cover with a tightly fitting lid and bake for 40mins or until the liquid has been absorbed. Add some Parmesan and stir through. If there’s still some liquid bake for another 5 mins.4.sprinkle with Parmesan and serve with crusty bread and salad. HAVE A GO RECIPE: OVEN-BAKED LEEK AND BACON RISOTTO was last modified: February 25th, 2015 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:have a gooven baked risottorecipe
A man who sparked a road rage incident with the driver of a school-bus containing dozens of children has been fined €300.Donal Coyle appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal where he had pleaded guilty to public order offences. The court heard how Coyle was traveling from Illistrin to Letterkenny when he overtook the school bus at a roundabout.The driver of the bus, Ms Tracy Gallagher, was forced to brake sharply and she blew her horn at Coyle.Coyle then stopped his car during the incident on December 6th, 2016 and got out and roared at the bus driver.He shouted “What the f*** are you at? The council built two lanes for passing.”Coyle, whom the court was told is a stay-at-home dad, was spoken to by Gardai and he later pleaded guilty to an offence under the Public Order Act.Garda Inspector Michael Harrison told the court it was a “road rage” incident.He added “There were young children on the bus and they were getting upset and she (Ms Gallagher) was getting upset too.”Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client admitted that he had acted inappropriately but that there had been no interaction between himself and Ms Galagher since.The court heard that Coyle, of Fairgreen Park, Letterkenny, has a number of previous convictions for public order and also a number of traffic offences.Judge Paul Kelly told Coyle’s solicitor that his client was coming “perilously close to the edge.’He fined Coyle €300.Man who sparked road rage incident with school bus driver is fined was last modified: September 6th, 2019 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:Donal Coyledonegalletterkennyroad rageschool bus
Arsenal starlet Reiss Nelson is set to join Hoffenheim, according to Goal.com.The Gunners winger, 18, would have been out of contract next summer and a new contract has stalled. smart causal Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won It was thought the youngster was set to sign a five-year deal but now it seems the youngster will, like many others in his age group, head to Germany in search of first-team football.Last season was a breakout campaign for Nelson, who made 16 appearances for the club, including eight in the Europa League as the Arsenal made the semi-finals. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade silverware Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won gameday cracker Back in April it appeared a deal was set to be tied up for his services, with Nelson saying: “It is a big achievement to sign for a big club like Arsenal so I’m just delighted with the contract and hopeful can sign it soon. I did set one target – to make my first-team debut. I have done that, I have had 15 appearances.“A Premier League start was on the cards but I think I need to score, that is the only one I haven’t achieved, so fingers crossed I can get a cheeky goal before the end of the season.” huge blow Latest Premier League News possible standings 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Reiss Nelson in action for Arsenal during pre-season. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card shining REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice gameday Reiss Nelson in Europa League action for Arsenal last season. 2 Potential new club Hoffenheim have been attempting to replace former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry this summer and signed both Leandro Bittencourt and Vincenzo Grifo, but Nelson’s arrival could prove move fruitful going forward.
Specsavers in Letterkenny and Donegal Town has taken a major step forward with investment in state-of-the-art optical technology.The outlet has rolled out the Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scanner in store – a cutting-edge piece of equipment that allows opticians to view the eye in more detail than ever before.It is all part of its commitment to providing its customers with access to the very latest optical technology, helping to detect a number of eye conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, sooner. OCT can also help to detect glaucoma up to four years in advance. Given that nearly half of all sight loss is preventable, an OCT scan means conditions can be managed before they get worse and can help prevent potential sight loss.An OCT scan, which only takes a few seconds, uses light to take more than 1,000 images of the back of your eye and beyond, looking right back to the optic nerve and creating a cross-section view.Imagine it like a cake – you can see the top of the cake and the icing, but the image produced from an OCT scan slices the cake in half and turns it on its side, so you can see all the layers inside. It gives your optician an incredibly accurate picture of your eye and its structures.Liz Bonnin – natural history, science and environmental TV presenter – has announced Specsavers Letterkenny and Donegal Town’s investment in hospital-quality equipment that can help detect treatable eye conditions sooner. Speaking at the launch of the OCT campaign, Liz, comments: ‘I am short-sighted and have always relied on regular eye checks, so I was keen to help raise awareness about their importance, especially as early detection is vital in the fight against preventable sight loss. The OCT scan can detect eye health conditions before physical symptoms are presented.Specsavers Letterkenny and Donegal Town is leading the way in terms of the advanced technology on offer in store.An OCT scan would have previously required a hospital visit, but now there really is no excuse to not keep on top of our eye health.’Speaking about the state-of-the-art optical technology, store director at Specsavers Letterkenny, Paul O’Donoghue, comments: ‘This innovative technology gives our opticians the ability to enhance the offering for customers by identifying and helping to detect or manage conditions.OCT technology produces such a detailed picture of the structures in the eye that it allows us to identify signs of diseases years earlier than traditional methods. Given that 75% of vision impairment and blindness can be prevented, the sooner we can detect these conditions, the sooner we can help manage them or refer people for treatment.’ The scan is in addition to a thorough eye test, during which the optometrist uses a range of clinical tests and procedures to measure the quality of someone’s vision and the health of their eyes.A customer’s OCT images are stored on file, so Specsavers optometrists can note any changes over time – a real benefit when monitoring someone’s overall eye health.OCT is now available in Specsavers Letterkenny. For more information on the services available or to make an appointment, please visit www.specsavers.ie/stores/letterkennySpecsavers Letterkenny and Donegal taking a deeper look into your eyes was last modified: December 12th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:letterkennySpecsaversTechnology
It was beauty before age at the Eureka Municipal Golf Course over the weekend as the 55-and-under team narrowly beat the 55-and-over team by a 13-11 margin to claim the course’s inaugural “Ryder Cup,” Sunday, Sept. 30.The tournament, modeled after Europe’s Ryder Cup, saw the two teams of 12 play three different rounds as each squad fought to be the first to reach 12.5 points. Round one and two were played on Saturday, Sept. 29 and the third, on Sunday. Round one was played on the front-nine …
It is, however, also a time for identifying outstanding challenges, such as increasing societal awareness, reducing the infection rate, providing adequate access to healthcare and support services and most importantly ensuring that everyone who requires antiretrovirals (ARVs) has access to treatment with the necessary and indispensable support facilities.A successful resolution of the challenges associated with HIV and Aids – whether it is prevention, treatment, care, or support – can only be accomplished if all South Africans join hands as partners and remain committed to common goals and promises.This is especially true in the context of this year’s World Aids Day theme – “Stop Aids. Keep the Promise” with the added tagline “Accountability”.According to Marcel van Soest, Executive Director of the World Aids Campaign, accountability is an essential building block of Aids prevention in the sense that it enables partners in the fight against Aids to establish “why programmes that work have not been implemented in the light of Universal Access and country target setting”.Accountability in this context furthermore ensures that the “world is informed and aware and that all leaders know that the public and civil society are watching” and by implication playing a role in the implementation of Aids prevention and treatment programmes.To ensure that the rollout of ARVs, the provision of care and support to those infected by HIV and those who have developed Aids-defining illness are adequately dealt with and everyone is held accountable, the South African government recently reinvigorated the South African National Aids Council (SANAC), chaired by Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.This collaborative body incorporates the majority of stakeholders that are active in the arena of HIV and Aids prevention in the country. Its success in encouraging all sectors of society, including individuals, to take ownership of Aids prevention in the country relies heavily on leadership at every level of society as well as the mobilisation and cooperation in all sectors of society.Recent meetings of SANAC reaffirmed the mutual benefit that could be derived from cooperation and commitment and provided a unique opportunity for all participants and partners to monitor progress made, and to make the necessary suggestions required to increase the country’s responsiveness to the Aids pandemic.Committed partners in the fight against Aids in the country include Government, labour and business; health workers and scientists; communities and schools; NGOs, faith and community based organisations and traditional leaders. This commitment and mobilisation requires further integration into workplaces, study environments, and communities.These partnerships, which are in line with the ethos of accountability as suggested by Van Soest, will serve the country well in consolidating the fight against HIV and Aids. It will also extend South Africa’s capacity to implement the comprehensive plan that has been the centre of the fight against this pandemic in the past five years.Internationally, South Africa’s partnership extends to UNAIDS, individual governments, charitable foundations and the scientific community.South Africa’s Comprehensive Plan for Management, Care and Treatment of HIV and AIDS has already resulted in treatment of 213 828 persons by the end of September 2006 on antiretroviral therapy. These numbers are further supplemented by other sectors of South African society – such as the private sector, faith-based organisations, and other non-governmental formations – that have embraced the challenge to provide ARVs to persons with Aids.As part of the plan, each of the 53 health districts in the country now has at least one service point providing comprehensive HIV and Aids-related services, including antiretroviral treatment (ART), from prevention to terminal palliative care.A total of 250 laboratories have been certified to provide support to the programme and three pharmacovigilance centres have been established to monitor and investigate adverse reaction to treatment.Other essential elements that support and complement the comprehensive plan include the breaking down of stigma and discrimination associated with HIV prevention, treatment and care efforts.Prevention activities are further enhanced by the promotion of fundamental human rights principles of dignity, equality, non-discrimination, and freedom – these form some of the cornerstones of the country’s approach to HIV and Aids prevention, care and support activities.The solutions developed to overcome challenges associated with the pandemic have brought hope to people infected with or affected by HIV and Aids, and demonstrated the shared commitment of Government, civil society and other partners to sustain South Africa’s development and its “Age of Hope” as President Mbeki has characterised it.Ends Issued by: Meropa CommunicationsOn behalf of: The International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC)Tyrone Seale (012) 366-1900