Aklan to hold ‘Paskwahan sa Kapitolyo’ today

first_imgMeanwhile, Gov. Florencio Mirafloresof Aklan, Vice Gov. Reynaldo Quimpo and members of the Sangguniang Panlalawiganwill lead the switching-on ceremony of this year’s Christmas tree and lights around6 p.m. with fireworks display. The Aklan provincial government and the Aklan Culture and Arts Foundation, Inc. will hold the “Paskwahan sa Kapitolyo” today to celebrate the holiday season. AKEAN FORUM Activities included in the celebrationare the ceremonial Christmas tree lighting, chorale competition, performancesand live music, fireworks display, food booths, and the display of tree lightsdecorated around Goding Ramos Park. BORACAY – The Aklan provincialgovernment and the Aklan Culture and Arts Foundation, Inc. will hold the“Paskwahan sa Kapitolyo” today.   Paskua sa Malinao, Pamulad Isda ofKalibo Pilot Elementary School, Rigatones of Aklan State University-College ofIndustrial Technology, and Jotabal of Aklan Catholic College will also givetheir performances while local government agencies have prepared thetraditional Christmas carols.  Former Ibajay mayor Ma. LourdesMiraflores and former Cong. Gabrielle Calizo-Quimpo will lead the blessing andribbon-cutting rites of the “Kaon Ta-Food Court” around 4 p.m. with food boothsserving local dishes. The 24K band will cap the day withholiday favorites at the Goding Ramos Park.(Witha report from Akean Forum/PN)last_img read more

Lakers, Clippers schedules include early-season intrigue

first_imgOne scheduling concession for both teams is the absence of the annual Grammy Awards road trip. Staples Center will host the event during the All-Star break Feb. 11-18.That is the only solace for the Lakers during an eight-game stretch in February that includes just one home game among two matchups with the Spurs and meetings with 2015 playoff teams — the Cavaliers, Grizzlies, Bulls, Pelicans and Bucks.Should the Lakers’ fate include a run at the postseason, the home stretch will be difficult beyond simply keeping Kobe Bryant healthy. Aside from the regular-season finale versus the Jazz, the preceding six-game stretch consists of all playoff teams from a season ago and a back-to-back against the Rockets and Thunder.Of the Lakers’ 18 pairs of back-to-back games next season, three are packed into an eight-game road trip in early December.The Clippers’ schedule includes 20 back-to-backs, two of which occur on the toughest road trip of the season. The five-game stretch beginning March 15 consists of games at the Spurs, Rockets, Grizzlies, Pelicans and defending NBA champion Warriors. Regardless of how the Lakers or Clippers finished last season, the events since created plenty of intrigue for early-season matchups in L.A. on the 2015-16 NBA schedule released Wednesday.The Lakers’ season opener against the Timberwolves features the top two picks in the NBA draft, and the Clippers’ home opener lands the Mavericks and spurned owner Mark Cuban in the same building as DeAndre Jordan.The Clippers play Dallas twice in the season’s first two weeks, two of their franchise-best 33 nationally televised games next season. The Lakers will be on national TV 28 times, including a Christmas Day home game on ESPN against the Clippers, part of a marquee lineup that includes an NBA Finals rematch between the Cavaliers and Warriors.The Lakers and Clippers’ four matchups include back-to-back games April 5 and 6, part of a difficult stretch to end the Lakers’ regular season. March won’t be an easy month for the Clippers thanks to three games against the Thunder, expected to be much improved with a healthy Kevin Durant, and additional games against the Cavaliers, Hawks and three other playoff teams from a season ago. The Clippers don’t have a road trip longer than five games, but their schedule includes four such trips.After clawing within one win of a Western Conference finals appearance last season, the Clippers were rewarded with four games on ABC and 10 apiece on ESPN and TNT this season. There will be plenty of intrigue in the first two weeks, during which the Clippers play the Mavericks twice, including a Nov. 11 visit to Dallas where a scored Mavericks fan base will undoubtedly voice its contempt for Jordan after the Clippers center rescinded his commitment to sign with the Mavericks in July.The Clippers’ Nov. 7 home game against the Rockets marks a Western Conference semifinals rematch. The Rockets became the ninth team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 postseason series deficit when they halted what appeared to be a promising playoff run in a stunning end to the Clippers’ season.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Unique ordination as Glenties man joins brother in priesthood

first_imgA Glenties man was yesterday ordained into the priesthood in a moving ceremony at St Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny.Fr Anthony Briody will now join his brother Fr Joseph Briody into the priesthood.Fr Joseph is currently teaching in Boston. Many of Fr Anthony’s family and friends were in the congregation for his ordination which was celebrated by the Bishop of Raphoe, Alan McGuckian.Indeed this was Bishop McGuckian’s first ordination of a priest within the diocese.Among those in the congregation was Fr Anthony’s sister Mary, as well as his other brothers Martin and John.His mother Sylvia passed away in 2012 and his father is former Garda Sergeant Liam Briody who was also present. There was a huge welcome back in Fr Anthony’s hometown of Glenties last night to celebrate his ordination.Fr Anthony will celebrate his first mass in St Conal’s Church in Glenties tonight at 7pm.Fr Joseph and Fr Anthony Briody following yesterday’s ordination. Unique ordination as Glenties man joins brother in priesthood was last modified: August 19th, 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:donegalFr Anthony BriodyGlentiesordinationPriestlast_img read more

NBA draft: A look at who the Warriors might select at No. 28

first_imgOAKLAND – Not even a week after the Warriors’ season ended in defeat and devastation, here comes the NBA draft.Picking 28th for the second year in a row — and also 58th — the Warriors will be hard-pressed to upgrade a roster that one way or another is sure to be missing Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson. With their free-agency options severely limited by the salarly cap, majority owner Joe Lacob is likely to approve the purchase a third pick if one becomes available.How that plays out is …last_img read more

Ajit Pawar’s move resembles uncle Sharad Pawar’s political coup 41 years ago

first_imgNCP leader Ajit Pawar’s decision to join hands with the BJP bears a striking resemblance to his uncle Sharad Pawar’s coup against a government formed by two Congress factions 41 years ago. In 1978, Mr. Pawar ran the rainbow coalition comprising the Janata Party and the Peasants Workers Party, which lasted less than two years. Incidentally, this time he is trying to forge a similar alliance in the State by joining hands with the Congress and the Shiv Sena. Mr. Ajit Pawar was sworn-in as Deputy Chief Minister on November 23, only to be snubbed by Mr. Sharad Pawar who said the decision to support the BJP was his nephew’s personal one. Mr. Sharad Pawar’s decision in 1978 to establish his own party and run it for a decade earned him the unofficial title of “strongman” in political circles. Mr. Pawar wrote in his book, On My Terms, that the poll reverses in the 1977 post-Emergency anti-Indira wave shocked many in the State and the country. V.N. Gadgil lost on a Congress ticket in Baramati, the home turf of the Pawars.In January 1978, Indira Gandhi split the Congress, forming Congress (Indira) to take on the parent organisation Congress (S), headed by Sardar Swarn Singh, in the State elections. Mr. Sharad Pawar stayed with the Congress(S), and in the Assembly polls held a month later, the party won 69 seats against 65 of the Congress (I). The Janata Party won 99 seats. However, no party got a full majority.The two Congress factions got together to form a government headed by Vasantdada Patil from the Congress(S) and with Nashikrao Tirpude from Congress (I) as the Deputy Chief Minister. However, the bickering between them continued, and Mr. Sharad Pawar decided to quit. His relations with Janata Party president Chandrashekar helped him a great deal. “You will have to play a key role in this,” Mr. Chandrashekar told Mr. Pawar. He then started seeking support of the MLAs. Sushilkumar Shinde and others sent their resignations to the Chief Minister. Mr. Sharad Pawar walked out with 38 MLAs to form a new government and became the youngest Chief Minister of the State at the age of 38.The new government was a rainbow coalition of the Janta Party, Peasants Workers Party (PWP) and other smaller parties, senior journalist Anant Bagaitkar said.When Mr. Sharad Pawar resigned, the Assembly session was on. “Even while the House was discussing supplementary demands, the government was reduced to a minority, following which Chief Minister Vasantdada Patil submitted his resignation,” Mr. Sharad Pawar writes in his book. However, with the return of Gandhi to power in 1980, his government was dismissed.Political analyst Suhas Palshikar said, in a profile on the Maratha strongman titled A chapter named Pawar in a Marathi magazine, writes that Mr. Sharad Pawar led the party for over a decade and returned to the parent party under the leadership of Rajiv Gandhi. “Because he decided to establish his own party and ran it a for decade, (it) helped him earn the image of a strongman.”last_img read more

Here’s how to pose the right way to look good in swimwear

first_imgSwimwear can accentuate all your curves, but there are ways you can look slimmer and more confident, according to British-Iranian model Yasmin Le Bon, the new face of swimwear brand Speedo Sculpture 2014 collection.The model’s guide has been launched to help women tackle the anxieties they experience and the fear of the walk from the changing room to the pool, or the towel to the sea, reports femalefirst.co.uk.There is nothing worse then a top too small or bottoms that are cutting inLe Bon, who turns 50 this year, said: “After spending 33 years on the modelling circuit I have heard all of the tricks of the trade. The best advice I’ve received on looking your best in a swimsuit, is to wear it with confidence and a smile; it instantly changes your appearance.”In her handbook, she has suggested the following:Sitting downThe twist and point – Twisting the upper body around at the waist is a great way to make it appear smaller and instantly helps you to lose inches. Whilst sitting down, putting one leg stretched out in front of the other with toes pointed helps to elongate the leg.Get in front of the mirror and see what works best with your body!Lying downThe knee lift – When lying on your back, bringing your knees up to lift the thighs can help to avoid the effect of them feeling flattened against the poolside or lounger and gives a three-dimensional and flattering shape. Arching the back slightly can also help if you’re self-conscious about your stomach or bottom.advertisementThrow on some swimwear and you will find the angle that best suits your bodyWalkingA proud posture – When walking or standing adopting a strong posture is the key to radiating confidence. If you imagine you are trying to hold something between your shoulder blades, it will push your shoulders down and backwards slightly to give a naturally proud posture.The most flattering stance for photos is whatever feels most natural and comfortablePosingHead held high – If you’re posing for photos and not feeling the most confident, it can be tempting to look down and try to hide. Lifting the head away from the chest is the best way to achieve a long elegant neck and avoid creating a double chin.In the sun the most flattering makeup is really minimalThe ExitPause and prepare – Before getting out of the pool it’s a good idea to take a moment to pause and prepare for your exit. You can sweep your hair to one side if you need to, check your swimsuit is in place and ensure you’re feeling confident.A self bronzer or a little tan always helps to look and feel your bestlast_img read more

Villarreal sign defender Ramiro Funes Mori from Everton

first_imgEverton’s center-back player Ramiro Funes Mori has been signed to Villarreal after he spent three seasons at Goodison Park, the clubs have announced.Even though the transfer fee hasn’t been revealed, the 27-year-old Argentine deal is to last for four years with the La Liga club. ¡Bienvenido al #Villarreal!? El central argentino?? @funesmoriofi25 refuerza la zaga?⚽ del Submarino Amarillo. Llega procedente del @Everton y firma por cuatro temporadas. #BenvingutFunesMori Más info? https://t.co/d0oF1tT0Ie pic.twitter.com/EEapoZH7h9— Villarreal CF (@VillarrealCF) June 21, 2018Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Mori moved to Everton from River Plate in September 2015 for £11.6 million, making 67 appearances in all competitions for the club. But, a knee injury suffered in March 2017 saw him play in just four matches for the club after recovering.He was included in Jorge Sampaoli’s preliminary World Cup squad list but missed out when the team was cut to 23 for the finals in Russia.He has made 19 appearances for his country, scoring one goal.last_img read more

Former Chelsea player suffers racial abuse

first_imgFormer Newcastle and Chelsea player Demba Ba is a recent victim of racial abuse. The ugly incident occurred during their Chinese Super League game.Shenhua coach Wu Jingui told reporters that a Changchun Yatai player (midfielder Zhang Li) used racially insulting language toward Demba Ba during an altercation late in a match on Saturday, which ended in a 1-1 draw.The fiasco generated controversy on the Chinese internet, with fans calling for immediate action on the culprit.“The Chinese Super League has players of many different skin colors. We should respect our opponents, and there should be no discrimination,’ Wu said after the match. ‘I cannot calm down now. I feel great regret about the lack of respect for a player.”Shenhua has not disclosed details of the incident, but Xu Jiang, a prominent Chinese sports blogger, wrote on social media that Zhang allegedly shouted ‘You black’ repeatedly at Ba.Demba Ba is offended by racism wordings from Changchun Yatai player Zhang Li. CFA should take serious disciplinary actions!! #saynotoracism pic.twitter.com/xqGJ54LWrwTammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.— Shanghai Shenhua FC (@shanghaishenhua) August 4, 2018The two players were involved in a spat in the 77th minute after Ba clashed with a Changchun player challenging for a header. Ba exchanged words with Zhang in a running dispute and reacted furiously minutes later before the two were broken up by teammates and technical staff.The Senegalese international is currently on his second spell with the Chinese side, having re-signed in June.Ba took the Chinese league by storm during his first spell with Shanghai in 2015 and 2016 before suffering a serious leg fracture.last_img read more