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APOEL look to seal title against AEK

first_imgDue to the weekend’s Easter celebrations, five matches in the Cyprus football championship will be taking place on Wednesday afternoon.Leaders APOEL are in action on Thursday, knowing a win at home to second-placed AEK will see the Nicosia giants wrap up their fourth straight title, with two rounds of matches remaining.Wednesday, April 27:Anorthosis v ApollonAris v AELDoxa v Ethnikos AchnasOmonia v Nea SalaminaPafos FC v Ermis(All games kick-off at 4pm)Thursday, April 28:APOEL v AEK 4pmlast_img read more

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World Motor Sport Council approves sale of F1 to Liberty

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims TNT snaps out of slump Four months on, the WMSC approved at a meeting Wednesday the change of control of Delta Topco, F1’s holding company, from investment fund CVC Capital Partners to Liberty Media Group.The new F1 season starts in Melbourne on March when the buyout is expected to be completed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikelycenter_img Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ (Photo from the Formula 1 website)GENEVA — The World Motor Sport Council has approved Formula One being sold to Liberty Media, a US company that invests in entertainment and sports, for $4.4 billion.Liberty Media Corp., which is controlled by 75-year-old tycoon John Malone, ended years of uncertainty about the ownership of the auto racing series with the takeover announcement in September.ADVERTISEMENT Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Gamboa officially assumes post as new PNP chief View commentslast_img read more

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Demerara-Berbice power system shuts down, thousands affected

first_imgThe Guyana Power and Light (GPL) last evening confirmed that the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS) went down at around 20:00h, resulting in power outage to citizens connected to the DBIS.While they noted that remedial works were immediately taken to get the system working, the company stated that this process was expected to last for one hour.In a statement issued last evening, GPL said, “When the DBIS goes down there is a process which needs to be activated to synchronise the system before it is back up and this is currently being undertaken. The reason for the shutdown has not yet been determined. GPL appreciates the patience of citizens during this temporary interruption. Further updates will be provided if necessary.”last_img read more

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STARS OF 1992 TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK TWO DECADES AFTER DONEGAL’S FINEST MOMENT

first_imgDonegal’s 1992 All-Ireland winning footballers will mark the 20th anniversary of their magnificent triumph by staging a charity banquet on Saturday, August 18th, in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town.Details of the event were announced at a launch in the Finn Valley Centre in Stranorlar last night. The three charities who will benefit from the banquet are the Donegal Hospice, Donegal Living Links and the Alzheimer Society Donegal branch.Speaking at the launch, Tony Boyle, who came up with the idea with former playing colleagues, Donal Reid and Joyce McMullan, said the initial intention was to meet up for a social gathering.“It’s an opportunity for us to get together after 20 years. Most of the guys have children who weren’t about 20 years ago. We’re planning to have a meet and greet session earlier in the day. Michael O Muircheartaigh will be our host and the Sam Maguire will be there,” he said.Joyce McMullan said that when they decided to organise a function to mark the 20th anniversary, they thought it would be nice to do something to help the less well off in society. “All of us here have been affected in some way by sickness or ill health,” he said.“The work begins from here to make the function a success. We want to get the word out and we want go get the tickets sold.”Patricia Wilson of Living Links, said that Living Links might not be as well known as the other charities. The group was set up in 2008 and she recently took on the role recently of PRO. The group helps families who are bereaved by suicide.“Our main aim is to train volunteers to help those who have been bereaved by suicide,” she explained, adding that suicide still isn’t a subject that is talked about a lot.Donegal Hospice representative, Grace Boyle, said she was delighted to be associated with the event and to be involved with the other charities.“We are in a position now where we provide up to 20 per cent of the running costs of the Hospice which amounts to around 650,000 euro a year and this is paid off every quarter,” she said. Alastair McKinney, from the Donegal branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, recalled the great atmosphere around the county when Donegal won their only Al-Ireland title in 1992. He spoke of the importance of the supporters to the team back then, and stressed that the support for families who have members with Alzheimer’s was extremely important.“We provide 75,000 hours of care every year and have to raise 200,000 euro to do that. We are helping about 200 families, but there are 2,000 families who need out support. In 25 years time, that will increase to 5,000 families,” he said.MC for the launch, Charlie Collins of Highland Radio, said that charities are getting things tight because of the current financial climate.“The idea of all the players coming together again after 20 years was fantastic. What happened in 1992 will never be forgotten for many reasons. It’s never happened before and it has never happened since. It was a huge occasion,” he commented. Lending his support to the event, Donegal County Board Chairman, PJ McGowan, thanked and commended Tony, Joyce and Donal for their initiative.“It’s great that they are marking such an event and at the same helping local charities. I am aware of the work all three charities carry out, particularly Living Links. 1992 was a memorable year and one never to be forgotten. The first win is always something special and looking at some of the lads in the room this evening, they have all stood the test of time very, very well.”The county chairman assured the organizers of the full support of the board as the clock ticks down to the big weekend in August.“I’m looking forward to enjoying a fabulous occasion,” he added.Tickets for the banquet, priced at 25 euro, are available from the Abbey Hotel.STARS OF 1992 TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK TWO DECADES AFTER DONEGAL’S FINEST MOMENT was last modified: June 28th, 2012 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:1992all-irelanddonegallast_img read more

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A Tottenham line-up against Leicester – superstar to return?

first_img 11 15. Eric Dier (centre-back) 11 23. Christian Eriksen (central midfield) Tottenham Hotspur may have dropped points at home to West Brom at the weekend but they can immediately get back to winning ways against Leicester City.Last season, at the King Power Stadium, Spurs romped to a 6-1 victory over the Foxes with Harry Kane notching four goals on the night.And Mauricio Pochettino will want a similar display from his side as they look to turn their mixed form around.The Argentine has been handed one big boost this week by compatriot Erik Lamela’s return to the first team squad, but is still without Victor Wanyama and Toby Alderweireld. Meanwhile, Harry Winks is a doubt through illness.So, who will Pochettino pick to face Leicester City? Click the right arrow above to see our predicted Tottenham XI… 11 3. Danny Rose (left wing-back) 7. Heung-Min Son (striker) 10. Harry Kane (striker) 11 11 11 6. Davinson Sanchez (centre-back) 1. Hugo Lloris (goalkeeper) – Click the right arrow above to see our predicted Tottenham XI… 11 11 11 19. Mousa Dembele (central midfield) 5. Jan Vertonghen (centre-back) 17. Moussa Sissoko (central midfield) 11 11 24. Serge Aurier (right wing-back)last_img read more

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Farming highlight as annual Fatstock Show And Sale takes place – pic special

first_imgThe Annual Fatstock Show And Sale took place on Friday at the Raphoe livestock mart at 10am. This is a highlight of the farming community calendar in Donegal with many buyers supporting the event from local butchers to factory agents and is one which attracts attention from all over Ireland.An animal has also been donated for auction for the charity Bothar. Hundreds of bidders, as well as onlookers, turned out at the Raphoe mart for what was an extremely enjoyable day. Clive Wasson was at the event to capture some of the best moments.Bobby Pattterson with his Champion 2 teeth Bullock at the Raphoe Mart Fatstock Show and Sale on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonRuby and Jack Magee at the Raphoe Mart Fatstock Show and Sale on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonJudge, Sam Carmichael at the Raphoe Mart Fatstock Show and Sale on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonJudging for the show champion at the Raphoe Mart Fatstock Show and Sale on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonSam Carmichael picks his winner at the Raphoe Mart Fatstock Show and Sale on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonLynda Hamilton and Bobby Patterson with the Reserve Champion Bullock at the Raphoe Mart Fatstock Show and Sale on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonConor Mclaughlin with the reserve Champion and Champion Female at the Raphoe Mart Fatstock Show and Sale on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonRay Winters Smyths Daleside Feeds presenting Luke Barnett and Victor Barnett with the Trophy for Show Champion at the Raphoe Mart Fatstock Show and Sale on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonLuke Barnett and Victor Barnett with the Champion Bullock and Show Champion at the Raphoe Mart Fatstock Show and Sale on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonChristian Wislons, Housewives Choice winner with Brian McKinney, AIB Ballybofey class sponsor at the Raphoe Mart Fatstock Show and Sale on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonReserve Champion owned by Alan McLaughlin and Show Champion owned by Luke and Victor Barnett at the Raphoe Mart Fatstock Show and Sale on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonShow Champion owned by Luke Barnett and Victor Banrett with Ian Maxwll, Mart Manager, Sam Carmichal, Judge and Anne Harkin Mart Manager at the Raphoe Mart Fatstock Show and Sale on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonLuke Barnett with the Campion Bullock and Show Champion at the Raphoe Mart Fatstock Show and Sale on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonJason Cole, Raymond Devenney and Lynn McKewon at the Raphoe Mart Fatstock Show and Sale on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonMart Manager, Anne Harkin thanking her customers and sponsors at the Raphoe Mart Fatstock Show and Sale on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonLaurna McGlinchey from Glencolmcille witht eh Reserve Cahmpion Heifer at the Raphoe Mart Fatstock Show and Sale on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonLaurna McGlinchey from Glencolmcille witht eh Reserve Cahmpion Heifer at the Raphoe Mart Fatstock Show and Sale on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonAlana McLaughlin from Carndonagh with her Champion Heifer and Reserve Champion at the Raphoe Mart Fatstock Show and Sale on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonFarming highlight as annual Fatstock Show And Sale takes place – pic special was last modified: December 8th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:DD Farmingfarminglivestocklivestock martRaphoeRaphoe Fatstock Show And Salelast_img read more

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Ask It: The Candlelight Processional

first_img Occasionally (36%, 120 Votes) Never (34%, 115 Votes) Every year (30%, 99 Votes) Total Voters: 334  Loading …The poll is live here and on Twitter, and we’ll have your results next week. Do you have a favorite narrator? Let us know in the comments. Share This!It’s the time of year for Peace on Earth, and there’s plenty of holiday spirit at Disney parks. One long-running tradition is the Candlelight Processional, a retelling of the Christmas story with word and song with a celebrity narrator and a full choir. This week, we’d like to know:Is the Candlelight Processional something you like to do every year, occasionally, or never?last_img read more

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TouringPlans Best of YouTube 2018 (Part 2)

first_imgShare This!We’re back with a look at some more of the YouTube videos that you loved for 2018.You can’t go wrong with food. Looking at the best use of snack credits at Magic Kingdom is sure to make you hungry! And, last but not least, one of my favorite videos of the year was this demo of the “Popin Cookin’ DIY Candy Kit” from the Japan pavilion in Epcot. Hint — it didn’t turn out that well. And keeping with the snack theme, when it comes to Dole Whip versus Citrus Swirl, who wins in that ultimate frozen treat showdown?TouringPlans provides a wealth of resources for dealing with crowds, and some of the most intense crowds of the years can appear during Food and Wine. Here’s a video about how to manage the crowds and build a plan for Food and Wine. We’ll be back in 2019 with a variety of new videos — if you have any ideas for things to add to our list, let us know in the comments! Another popular video of the year was this one on packing tips for the family. I don’t know about the rest of you, but it certainly can be a major logistics effort to get everything packed.last_img read more

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NEWS FLASH: Disney Adds Even More Changes to WDW

first_imgShare This!Based on the new rules announced last week, Walt Disney World has added some additional changes to their parks that will be implemented soon.No More Smoke in RomeThe iconic scene in Spaceship Earth where you travel past the burning remnants of Rome has become legendary among theme park fans because you can not only see Rome burn before your very eyes, but you can smell the smoke, too. This has inspired many lines of candles, air fresheners, and even Epcot-Burning-Rome-Scented deodorant made by fans for fans. But with Disney’s new ban on smoking, some revisions were needed.“We want to encourage quality guest behavior, and saying that you can’t smoke at Epcot while we have an attraction that prominently features smoking runs counter to that message,” Epcot spokesperson Trudy Spessall stated. “Instead of smoking, we will utilize Disney’s extensive bubble wand technology to help you float through this tragic period of time in a shower of delightful tiny bubbles.”Spessall has also indicated that research and development is looking towards an innovative new system that will create smokeless fireworks, however that will not be part of the initial smoking ban.A Strolling BanComing hard on the heels of stroller restrictions and, in some cases, an outright ban of certain stroller types, Walt Disney World continues to use high-tech research to improve guest flow in public spaces within parks. As a result, a ban on strolling will come along with a ban on certain strollers. Director of Foot Traffic Operations, Ped O’Metre explains: “We have years upon years of data from RunDisney events that let us know exactly what speed all types of people can get from point A to point B. We’ve found that a ‘resort fast walk’, not quite a run (because that’s not safe), but faster than a casual stroll is the most effective way to get people from one location where they might be tempted to look at scenery or watch performers into a line where they can be held until their time to experience one of our world-class attractions. As a result, we’ll be requiring guests to use resort fast walk speeds during their time in Walt Disney World theme parks.” How will the ‘no strolling’ rule be enforced? Details are sketchy at this point, however the inclusion of a mild electroshock distributor in the patent for MagicBand 4.0 may give some clues. We’ll have to wait and see how this plays out.Club Cool to be Renamed Club LukewarmA little known fact is that the new restrictions on bringing ice into the park were tested several years ago with the removal of the Ice Man in Ice Station Cool at Epcot. “We wanted to make sure that people were actually okay with less ice in the park, and the response we got from guests thanking us for removing the creepy frozen guy in the entrance to Ice Station Cool proves without a doubt — guests don’t like ice,” said Disney’s Official Spokesperson for Things that Don’t Need a Spokesperson but Have One Anyhow, Spayce Filler. Additional changes will be coming to Club Cool to reflect the guest dissatisfaction with the idea that anything could be of cooler temperatures in Florida. “Renaming Club Cool to Club Lukewarm should provide higher-than-normal guest satisfaction with the quality products that they can sample inside this newly revised, non-air-conditioned space,” Filler continued. But have no fear, the most-consumed flavor, Beverly, will still be available for unlimited consumption. Filler noted, “Social media has shown us one thing–Beverly is by far the most hyped and buzzed flavor we provide. We’re currently in talks with the sponsor to see if we can replace all the fountains with just Beverly, and perhaps make Beverly the official soft drink of Walt Disney World.”Disney is looking to complete these changes no later than February 30, 2020, giving fans plenty of time to enjoy an un-altered Spaceship Earth, strolling around the parks, and sodas other than Beverly. We’ll keep you updated as future details emerge. In the meantime, from all your friends at TouringPlans, we wish you a very Happy April Fool’s Day!last_img read more

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SA eyes up to 100 000 construction jobs

first_img29 February 2012 South Africa is hoping to sustain between 50 000 and 100 000 new jobs in its construction sector as the country rolls out the large-scale infrastructure plan announced by President Jacob Zuma during his State of the Nation address earlier this month. Over the next three years, the government plans to invest billions of rands in infrastructure projects that include the building of dams, roads, schools and rail systems, with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan last week listing 43 major projects adding up to R3.2-trillion in expenditure over the next three years. A massive overhaul of the country’s public transport system is also on the cards as infrastructure is expected to double over the same period, in line with the country’s New Growth Path. The government and state enterprises are expected to allocate funding estimated at R262-billion over the next three years to transport and logistics infrastructure, including Transnet’s spending on pipelines.Role for the private sector While a big chunk of the money is expected to come from the national fiscus, especially for public service facilities, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said on Tuesday that the private sector would be called on to ensure that various forms of financing were explored to fund the build process. He said the government will soon meet with the private sector and social partners to map out alternative funding models through an infrastructure summit to be convened by President Jacob Zuma. Speaking during an Infrastructure Development Cluster briefing in Cape Town, Ndebele said public entities such as Eskom and Transnet would finance their investments from internally generated surpluses and borrowing from capital markets. In some cases, a mix of tax finance and cost recovery measures would be imposed. “We make budget contributions to the cost of commuter transport services and electricity and water service delivery to low-income communities, for example,” Ndebele said.Rail sector overhaul As part of the reforms in the rail sector, the acquisition of new passenger coaches will be prioritised in the next 20 years into two 10-year batches, with 3 600 vehicles expected to be purchased in each batch. The government wants to replace the entire existing fleet over this period, with a feasibility study to explore the project scope already done last year. The Treasury has set aside R1-billion for the upgrade of signalling and the building of depots ahead of the arrival of the new fleet. Ndebele said that at this stage it was anticipated that a minimum of five new depots would be required for the new trains at a total cost of R4.6-billion. Furthermore, infrastructure interventions amounting to R13.5-billion will be made on the existing networks to enhance the technological benefits of the new coaches. It was envisaged that the establishment of local manufacturing industries will result in substantial number of jobs over the 20-year period, while the authorities also hope to recover rail skills that have been lost over the over decades.Growth between provinces To stimulate economic growth between South Africa’s provinces, the plans will include beefing up the Durban-Gauteng transport corridor, improving the industrial and agricultural development and export capacity of the Eastern Cape, and expand the Eastern Cape’s economic linkages with KwaZulu-Natal and the Northern Cape. On the public transport strategy, introduced in 2009, Ndebele said that so far the bus rapid transit system has recorded 45 000 passenger trips in Johannesburg and 100 000 in Nelson Mandela Bay. While the system has thus far been operating fully only in Gauteng province, the national Budget makes provisions for the development of integrated public transport networks in five cities by 2015. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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