F1 drivers make sign of unity

first_imgSHANGHAI (AP):Formula One’s drivers have made another statement of unity, this time in the form of a selfie over a group dinner in China.Nearly all of the drivers on the circuit got together for dinner before the start of the Chinese Grand Prix on Wednesday night and posed for a group selfie that Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg posted on Instagram with a message targeted at F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.Rosberg hash-tagged the photo, #RacingUnited, and then wrote, “or in Bernie’s words: #windbagsunited.”The barb was in reference to comments that Ecclestone made to the media in Bahrain after F1 drivers wrote a joint letter demanding an overhaul of F1’s administration.The Grand Prix Drivers’ Association wrote the letter to F1 stakeholders amid frustrations over the much-criticised rolling elimination format of qualifying that was introduced this season and then promptly dropped for the Chinese GP, as well as other problems in the sport.WINDBAGS COMMENTEcclestone dismissed the drivers’ concerns, and when asked by reporters if he believed they were “windbags,” he replied, some of them were.Rosberg, said yesterday he wasn’t upset by Ecclestone’s comments, adding the drivers were only “trying to help” with the letter.”We love the sport, we want the sport to be the most fascinating, exciting sport in the whole wide world,” he said. “And if we’re together and we raise our opinion, we have a certain power.”Apparently, the only thing the drivers can’t agree on is who should have picked up the bill for dinner.Reigning F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, who chose the restaurant and put down the deposit for the tables, said after the meal he suggested one driver pick up the bill and someone else could pay next time.”And then someone said, ‘Let’s just share it, so it’s 17 drivers sharing that freaking bill,” he said. “We all got a receipt – it was 17 receipts, 17 credit cards. It was the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen.”When asked who insisted on paying individually, Hamilton joked. “I’m pretty sure it was Nico.”Rosberg responded in kind by saying his Mercedes teammate should have treated because the “agreement usually is that the world champion pays.”last_img read more

Asian Para Games: PH chess team captures 6 medals with 3 golds

first_imgLATEST STORIES YOG: PH’s Yuka Saso in 2nd place after round 1 in women’s golf Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The Philippines got a major boost in its Asian Para Games bid on thanks to the efforts of its triumphant chess team on Wednesday.Sander Severino led the Filipinos medal haul by winning the gold medal in the men’s individual standard P1.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Another gold came after the squad composed of Redor Menandro Arman Sebaste and Israel Peligro topped the men’s team standard VI – B2/B3 event.Severino, Jasper Rom and Henry Roger Lopez also nabbed the gold medal in the men’s team standard P1.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 ChrissMenandro also picked up a silver medal in the men’s individual standard VI while Subastre nabbed a bronze in the men’s indivdual standard VI – B2/B3.Rom won a bronze medal as well in the men’s individual standard P1.center_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:06SEA Games 2019: Comaling gives PH another gold in modern pentathlon02:14Carpio 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Meanwhile, bowlers Kim Ian Chi and Samuel Matias won the silver in the mixed Doubles TPB10+TPB10 event three days after Chi won the gold in men’s singles TPB10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Auditions being held for Stage North performances

first_imgAuditions are being held at August 23, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and once again August 24, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., located at 11520 East ByPass Road.While you can specify which play you’re auditioning for, the directors are looking at this opportunity as a general audition for all of the upcoming plays.The following is a list of the upcoming performances:- Advertisement -Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Jersey Lilly Directed by: Jean-Paul Wood.Show Dates: Oct 31, Nov 1st, and 6th – 8th.Advertisement Directed by: Jenn Merrett.Show Dates: Feb 13th -14th,18th – 19th, and the 21st.Based on the novel by Jane Austen.“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”How It Works Advertisement Adapted by:  Katie Forgette and loosely from Sherlock Holmes by Doyle and Gillette, as well as the writing of Oscar Wilde and William Shakespeare.NutcrackerDirected by:  Shauna Milne.Show dates: Dec 18 – 21.Advertisement Directed by: Dawn Ljuden.Show Dates: Pending.Written by: Daniel MacIvor.This play is a family drama by Canadian Playwright Daniel MacIvor that explores the struggles surrounding addiction and dating after divorce. This is a 4 person play, looking for performers between the ages of 18 – 55.They’re also welcoming the public to attend their AGM BBQ, held on August 23rd at 3:00 p.m., also located at 11520 East ByPass Road. Arranged by: ShaunaMilne/Bernice van Dyken.Ages: 6 – adult.Parts are available for dancers and actors.They’re in particular need for men and are looking for backstage crew as well.Pride and PrejudiceAdvertisementlast_img read more

Man Utd boast ‘fastest-growing’ YouTube channel

first_img0Shares0000Manchester United are one of the most popular clubs in the world © AFP/File / OLI SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, May 17 – Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on Thursday hailed the success of the club’s recently launched YouTube channel as the Premier League giants announced their latest quarterly results.United finished second in the Premier League, 19 points behind Manchester City, and crashed out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage. But Woodward put a positive spin on the season, with Jose Mourinho preparing for this weekend’s FA Cup final against Chelsea.“As another season nears its close, we have achieved our highest number of points and finish since 2012/13 and we look forward to another trip to Wembley,” he said in a statement.“We anticipate another successful summer tour in the United States in preparation for the 2018/19 season.”Woodward highlighted the success of the club’s YouTube channel, only launched in February, during a conference call — it now has nearly 835,000 subscribers.“This quarter we launched the club’s first YouTube channel and in terms of subscribers, within the first hour we overtook the Dallas Cowboys and an hour later we overtook the (New York) Yankees.“The channel quickly became bigger than all the US sports teams and at currently over 800,000 subscribers we’re the fastest-growing sports club channel that has ever launched on YouTube.”But United are playing catch-up with their rivals. They are a long way behind pacesetters Barcelona, who have 4.2 million subscribers, and even neighbours Manchester City, who have 1.2 million.Revenue for the quarter to March 31 was £137.5 million ($186 million), up eight percent year on year, with broadcast revenue up 26 percent, mainly due to playing an extra Premier League home game and two additional games being broadcast live.“Both the Megastore and e-commerce performance were boosted by the signing of (Alexis) Sanchez in January,” said Woodward.United, owned by the American Glazer family and listed in New York, have won the English Premier League a record 20 times but have not lifted the trophy since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.Their second-placed finish this year ensures they will be in the Champions League again next season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DONEGAL DELIGHT AS GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES RURAL BROADBAND SCHEME

first_imgAFTER being stuck in the internet dark ages for more than a decade, rural parts of Donegal are set to benefit from a Rural Broadband Scheme.Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte will formally launch the scheme in the next few weeks, a move welcomed by Labour colleague Jimmy Harte – and opposition politicians.County councillor Harte, a candidate in the forthcomning Seanad elections, said Donegal communities would benefit. “It is outrageous that so many rural communities still have to use dial-up services to get onto the internet,” said Cllr Harte.“The last government scheme failed to deal with that and I’m delighted that this will now be addressed.”Companies like 3 have revolutionised areas like Gaoth Dobhair by providing fast broadband access to the internet.But other communities like those in Culdaff on the Inishowen peninsula have been shafted by government policy. Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty said the announcment will be welcomed by many communities across Donegal who were not included in the previous National Broadband Scheme and are without a basic broadband service.He told donegaldaily: “I welcome the response by the Minister that he is to formally launch a new rural broadband scheme in the next couple of weeks.“This will be welcomed by many communities across Donegal who were not included in the previous National Broadband Scheme and are without a basic broadband service.“Many areas in the state, particularly in Donegal are still to this day without any broadband connectivity. Such facilities are vital to the creation and retention of jobs and to enhancing the quality of life in rural areas.“The previous National Broadband Scheme was flawed in that it didn’t include large areas due to the terms of reference of that scheme. “This new rural broadband scheme will complete the job of providing a basic broadband service to all houses in the state.“The roll out of the scheme is to be completed by the end of 2012 and while this is to be welcomed it is unacceptable in the 21st Century that communities have had to wait for so long for such a basic service.  I would urge the Government to fast-track this scheme as much as possible.”endsDONEGAL DELIGHT AS GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES RURAL BROADBAND SCHEME was last modified: April 21st, 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:culdaffdonegalGaoth Dobhairjimmy hartePearse Dohertyrural broadband schemelast_img read more

GO ON, WATCH IT AGAIN! THE ORIGINAL JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES VIDEO

first_imgON AUGUST 9th, we wrote this: FORGET the Hills of Donegal – our county team has found a new anthem!It features the brilliant singer/songwriter Rory Gallagher from Donegal – and Jimmy from Senegal.And their tribute to Jim McGuinness and the boys…on a beach in Lanzarote…is a huge hit with Donegal GAA fans around the world.Six weeks later and half a million views later, enjoy it again on All-Ireland Final Sunday.   GO ON, WATCH IT AGAIN! THE ORIGINAL JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES VIDEO was last modified: September 23rd, 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:GO ONWATCH IT AGAIN! THE ORIGINAL JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES VIDEOlast_img read more

SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY ROVERS EARN SUPERB 4-0 WIN OVER RAPHOE IN SEMI-FINAL OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

first_imgCAPPRY ROVERS NEWS:The numbers drawn in this week’s draw were 3, 4, 11, 19.There was no jackpot winner. The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Frank Ward, Glenfin.Next weeks jackpot is €2600.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win!!!CAPPRY ROVERS U14The under 14’s were away to Raphoe Town in the 1st leg of the semi-final of the Champions League at the weekend.They came away with an excellent 4-0 victory that will set up the 2nd leg very well. Kaine McGlynn (2), Joel Bradley Walsh and Alex McGeehan grabbed the goals.The 2nd leg takes place tomorrow night (Tuesday) in Cappry Park with a 7.30pm kick off.Please come out and support the lads.CAPPRY CRUSADERS U14The Crusaders played Mulroy Academy in the U14 shield group B on Saturday evening and it turned out to be a day to forget for the young lads. Mulroy had a great game and ran out 7-0 winners.CAPPRY ROVERS U12Cappry Rovers under 12’s played Letterkenny Rovers (0-0), and Milford (1-1), to qualify for the semi-final of the Champions League. No date has been set for the semi-finals yet.CAPPRY ROVERS BLITZ’SCappry Rovers under 10’s and under 8’s have started their blitz’s over the weekend with some of the under 10’s and 8’s travelling to Fintown on Sunday where both teams got on very well. The other under 10’s were in Lifford this evening (Monday) and played a very determined Lifford Celtic side and they improved with every kick of the ball. The under 8’s were down in the Curragh this evening also and all players had a ball and got some great results.The future looks great.DATE FOR THE CALENDERCappry Rovers Annual Joe Houston Memorial 5k: Friday 5th June 2015 7.30pm More details to follow. Put the date in to your running diary.CONGRATULATIONSCongratulations to Leah Gallen who has become an All-Ireland boxing champion at the weekend.Everybody at the club is very proud of your success, as is the whole of the Twin Towns.Well done Leah. SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY ROVERS EARN SUPERB 4-0 WIN OVER RAPHOE IN SEMI-FINAL OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE was last modified: May 12th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Cappry RoversNoticessoccerSportlast_img read more

Adomah returns: Aston Villa v Bolton preview and confirmed teams

first_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Matchday 16 of the Championship begins when Aston Villa and Bolton – two struggling teams – lock horns at Villa Park on Friday, kick-off 7.45pm, live on talkSPORT 2.Villans boss Dean Smith has had an indifferent start to his tenure (one win and two defeats), since he was appointed manager in October, however, this game represents a great opportunity to get back on track against a Bolton side who have only scored two goals in their last eight Championship games. REVEALED REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? ADVICE Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Latest Football News Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Phil Parkinson (Bolton): “When you look at it there was always going to be a bit of a fallout from losing the play-off final, and unfortunately Steve Bruce is no longer there but they’ve got a terrific manager in Dean and we’re looking forward to it.”Where can you listen?You can listen to full commentary of Friday’s clash LIVE on talkSPORT 2. Click here for the Aston Villa vs Bolton live commentary.Confirmed teamsAston Villa: Nyland, Hutton, Tuanzebe, Taylor, Adomah, McGinn, Hourihane, Kodjia, Grealish, AbrahamSubs: Bunn, Jedinak, Whelan, Elmohamady, Bolasie, El Ghazi, HoganBolton: Alnwick, Taylor, Lowe, Oztumer, Donaldson, Buckley, Noone, Hobbs, Olkowski, J.Williams, WheaterSubs: Matthews, Beevers, Vela, Grounds, Doidge, Dyer, Magennis huge blow center_img BEST OF 3 MONEY Both sides will be desperate for a result as Villa and Bolton are just six and four points above the relegation zone, respectively.What the managers are sayingDean Smith (Aston Villa): “It’ll be another game that Aston Villa are expected to win. But they’ll [Bolton] have something to say about that.“Phil Parkinson did a great job last year in keeping them up. It promises to be a competitive game at Villa Park Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Phil Parkinson has labelled Smith as a “terrific manager” Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Smith and assistant John Terry are looking to save the Villans’ season no dice 3 RANKED last_img read more

SHOCK AS GOVERNMENT SET TO INTRODUCE NEW ‘HOUSE TAX’ WITH COMPULSORY TV LICENSE FOR EVERYONE

first_imgWill Highland get a slice of new Gadget License?EVERY house in Co Donegal will have to have a ‘TV license’ from next year – even if you don’t have a telly.The new ‘gadgets’ license will cover laptops, iPods and other gadgets including televisions.It’s still not clear if RTE will get all the cash raised in the new ‘household tax’. TV3 has lobbied the Government for a slice of the money.And local radio stations – including Ocean FM and Highland Radio – have also asked the Government for cash from the license to subsidise their businesses.However any move to give taxpayers money to local media groups is almost certain to end in a legal wrangle.Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte is said to be studying submissions from a wide range of media organisations. He said: “Publically funded, public service broadcasting and content are now available to everyone on an ever-increasing number of platforms and devices, and in fact access is not dependent on the ownership of a device.“Everybody benefits from the availability of these services, regardless of how content is accessed or relayed to the public, and therefore it is my view that the cost should be borne by society as a whole.” SHOCK AS GOVERNMENT SET TO INTRODUCE NEW ‘HOUSE TAX’ WITH COMPULSORY TV LICENSE FOR EVERYONE was last modified: February 27th, 2013 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:SHOCK AS GOVERNMENT SET TO INTRODUCE NEW ‘HOUSE TAX’ WITH COMPULSORY TV LICENSE FOR EVERYONElast_img read more

Assam NRC: anger over report that citizenship papers will be trimmed

first_imgSuggestions to the Supreme Court by the officer heading the exercise to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam to slash the list of “admissible documents” as citizenship proof from the original 15 to 10 has stirred a hornets’ nest before the claims and objections phase.More than 40 lakh of the 3.29 crore applicants had been left out of the complete NRC draft published on July 30. While these people await their turn to prove their citizenship with documents besides those already submitted but rejected, State NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela in his last report to the apex court sought the exclusion of five ‘list A’ documents for re-verification of those excluded.These documents are the 1951 NRC; voters’ lists and ration cards up to March 24, 1971; citizenship certificates; and refugee registration certificates. March 24, 1971, is the cut-off date for detecting and deporting illegal migrants from Assam as per the Assam Accord of 1985 that ended a six-year agitation against foreigners.Apart from Opposition parties such as the Congress and the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), the ruling BJP has also found fault with Mr. Hajela’s suggestion. State BJP general secretary Dilip Saikia said Mr. Hajela’s report had complicated the situation, as “lakhs of Indians belonging to the Gorkha, Bengali and Hindi-speaking communities have been left out.”BJP writes to HajelaThe BJP had a few days ago written to Mr. Hajela, insisting that the migration certificate, the citizenship certificate and all variants of refugee cards should be acceptable in the NRC updating process.The Congress went to the extent of demanding Mr. Hajela’s removal for “misleading the apex court.” Debabrata Saikia, the party’s leader of the Opposition in the State Assembly said the NRC official had been acting whimsically and playing with the lives of people who did not possess any of the 10 documents now being preferred despite their ancestors being in the 1951 NRC and pre-1971 voters’ lists.“If the 1951 NRC won’t be accepted, what was the point of carrying out an exercise that cost more than ₹ 1,200 crore of Indian taxpayers’ money?” AIUDF general secretary Aminul Islam said.“The government should rein Hajela in, or we will protest for the format of the NRC to be changed,” Azizur Rahman, advisor of the All Assam Minority Students’ Union said.Civil society organisations in the Bengali-dominated Barak Valley have also come down heavily on Mr. Hajela. They include the Citizen’s Rights Protection Committee and Unconditional Citizenship Demand Forum.But groups representing the indigenous communities have appreciated the proposed trimming of the list of documents. “This should be applied to re-verify the citizenship status of all those who are already in the NRC, not only the 40 lakh excluded. We will also appeal to the Supreme Court for constituting a monitoring committee for the updating process,” Aabhijeet Sarma, president of NGO Assam Public Works and the petitioner in the case related to NRC in the Supreme Court, said.Mr. Hajela, gagged by the apex court, was incommunicado.last_img read more