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first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Superal down 3 in Party Golfers tourneyTAIWAN—Princess Superal bucked howling winds that blew from all over all day Wednesday and fired a two-under 70 to trail hometown amateur Chia Yen Wu by three at the start of the Party Golfers Ladies Open at National Golf Country Club in Miaoli County here. Superal overcame a bogey start with a tap-in birdie on the par-5 third then came through with superb iron play at the back to sink three birdies, including another “gimme” on the closing hole that negated her other missed green miscue on No. 15. “I actually didn’t expect to go under given the windy conditions and a bad start. But I was able to adjust in time and hit some solid iron shots and made the putts,” said Superal, who birdied the 150-yard par-3 11th from 10 feet off a 5-iron tee shot and tapped in for birdies on Nos. 13 and 18.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Laguna, Pasay forge MPBL victoriesLaguna continued to roll in the MPBL Datu Cup even as Pasay finally snapped its losing skid at home Tuesday. The Krah-supported Heroes outlasted inaugural staging champion Batangas City Athletics-Tanduay, 61-54. It was the fourth straight win for the Heroes, who improved their win-loss record to 6-4.  Pasay stopped its bleeding at home, winning in front of its home fans for the first time in four tries, 70-64, behind  Jan Jamon, who had 15 points, including key back-to-back jumpers.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 Chrisscenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Facing former coach just another game for Melecio, Baltazar Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Putin shake-up brings new premier

first_imgThe move came a few hours after Putin dissolved the Cabinet of his long-serving prime minister, Mikhail Fradkov, saying he needed to appoint a government better suited to the election campaign and to “prepare the country” for life after the elections. The nomination of Zubkov, who has overseen investigations into suspicious financial transactions, caught much of the political elite off guard, which appeared to be Putin’s intention. Most observers said they did not see Zubkov as Putin’s successor, but rather as a caretaker prime minister, perhaps to be replaced closer to the March presidential vote. Others said they considered his appointment a signal of Putin’s intention to retain control after he leaves the presidency. In promoting Zubkov, whose nomination could be approved by the lower house of parliament as soon as Friday, Putin showed he is still calling the shots. RUSSIA: Nomination of relatively unknown technocrat comes with lots of speculation. By Lynn Berry THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin chose a little-known government official to become Russia’s new prime minister Wednesday, a surprise move that set off fevered speculation over whether loyal technocrat Viktor Zubkov was being groomed to replace Putin next spring. The plucking of Zubkov from relative obscurity reminded many Russians of Putin’s own ascension to power, which began when former President Boris Yeltsin suddenly named him prime minister in August 1999. After the Kremlin secured control over the lower house of parliament in elections the following December, Yeltsin again shocked the nation by stepping down on the last night of the year and naming Putin acting president. “Here the entire nation is trying to guess who Zubkov is – a technical prime minister or something else? It was the same situation with Putin,” said Boris Nadezhdin, a leader of the liberal Union of Right Forces party. Some speculated Zubkov would succeed Putin as a caretaker president, allowing Putin to return in 2012 or sooner. Zubkov, who turns 66 on Saturday, is considerably older than most Russian political leaders. The country had been expecting Putin to wait until after parliamentary elections in December to indicate his candidate to run for president, perhaps by promoting his favorite to prime minister. Russia’s two first deputy prime ministers – former Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov and Gazprom board chairman Dmitry Medvedev – had been considered the leading contenders. Zubkov had never been mentioned even as a possible dark horse candidate, although he has been part of Putin’s inner circle for many years. He will replace Fradkov, 57, another technocrat, who also was little-known when he became prime minister in March 2004. Zubkov was praised on state television by a succession of Kremlin loyalists, who described him as an honest, hardworking professional. “He has worked without making noise or raising dust,” Ivanov said. But Kremlin critics said his personal characteristics are of little significance. “It is not a matter of personalities,” said Andrei Illarionov, Putin’s former economic adviser who quit in late 2005 after sharply criticizing Kremlin policy. “It’s a matter of the organization. It can be Fradkov, Zubkov or another -kov, -ov or -ev. It does not matter.” In any case, a Zubkov government is unlikely to bring a sudden change in policy, as he is an integral part of the team built by Putin since becoming president nearly eight years ago. Most Russians fully approve of Putin’s presidency, which has brought stability and relative prosperity, and are expected to vote for whichever presidential candidate gets Putin’s nod. Sergei Mikheyev, deputy director of the Center for Political Technologies, said he doubted Zubkov is Putin’s chosen successor and said Wednesday’s shake-up has only confused the situation.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DONEGAL’S ‘VOICE OF IRELAND’ HOPEFUL OWES IT ALL TO MUM!

first_imgDonegal’s Voice of Ireland hopeful Ryan Hegarty will owe it all to his mum if he goes far on the show.Voice of Ireland hopeful Ryan Hegarty.The 19 year old will battle it out on the RTE show’s blind auditions this Sunday night.But he admitted that he would not have even been on the show but for his mum Valerie. Ryan revealed “The deadline for applications was on midnight and my mam grabbed me before I went out the door at 10.30pm and she got my brothers to film a video of me performing.”When Ryan was called to the wildcard selection, he didn’t even have his trusted guitar.But his mum stepped in again and bought him a second guitar while he was studying engineering in Dublin.“Mam sent her credit card details to a shop in Dublin and got me a new guitar. I’ve got two guitars now,” laughed Ryan. Ryan will sing Fisherman’s Blues by he Waterboys this Sunday night.Best of luck Ryan! DONEGAL’S ‘VOICE OF IRELAND’ HOPEFUL OWES IT ALL TO MUM! was last modified: January 15th, 2015 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:donegalRyan HegartyVoice of Irelandlast_img read more

ELECTED: SEAMUS O DOMHNAILL (FF) GLENTIES

first_imgSeamus O Domhnaill is delighted with result. Pic Donegal Daily.RESULT: Donegal County Council – Glenties: Seamus Ó’DOMHNAILL (FF) electedCandidate Count 1 Ó Domhnaill, Seamus (FF) 1889Gallagher, Marie Therese (SF) 1754Bonner, Enda (FF) 1244Ó Fearraigh, John Shéamuis (SF) 1227 MacGiolla Easbuig, Micheál Cholm (Ind) 1106Slowey, Terence (FG) 925Molloy, Ian (FF) 895Rodgers, Seamus (Lab) 742McCafferty, Michael (Ind) 721Doherty, Padraig (Ind) 650 Carr, Brian (Ind) 550MacGiolla Bhride, Hughie (FF) 546Curran, John (FG) 504McCarron, Joe (DDI) 146 ELECTED: SEAMUS O DOMHNAILL (FF) GLENTIES was last modified: May 25th, 2014 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:RESULT: Donegal County Council – Glenties: Seamus Ó’DOMHNAILL (FF) electedlast_img read more

Eunice celebrates fab fiftieth in Letterkenny

first_imgEunice Bonner, Queen of the Deli, is celebrating her 50th birthday in Tobin’s Service Station today.Eunice always has a smile and is always ready for a laugh.All her colleagues wish her a very happy birthday with many more to come. Have a wonderful day Eunice from all at Tobin’s and Donegal Daily!Eunice celebrates fab fiftieth in Letterkenny was last modified: September 20th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:birthdayTobin’s Service Stationlast_img read more

Take freedom forward: Mandela

first_img23 April 2004Former President Nelson Mandela has called on all South Africans to ensure that the country’s democracy is consolidated and sustained.In a statement marking South Africa’s 10 years of freedom, Mandela warned people not to take the country’s freedom and democracy for granted, saying the growth and sustained health of the country’s democracy were the responsibilities “not only of leaders, but also of each and every citizen.“Too many people in all walks of life and over many years and decades suffered and sacrificed for its achievement”, Mandela said. “The almost miraculous triumph of reason and compassion over prejudice and fear at the time of our peaceful transition is too precious.”Every political party and organisation, Mandela said, “has a responsibility to keep our democracy alive, our people united and our country progressing towards peace and prosperity”, while every individual has the responsibility “to remain a caring South African, never indifferent to the affairs and well-being of our country and its people”.Cementing unityOver the past 10 years, Mandela said, South Africans had managed to cement unity.“Whatever differences we may have and tensions that may exist, our democratic constitutional order is not threatened. We are solidly one nation, united in our diversity, held together by our common commitment to the Constitution.”The country has faced a number of obstacles since 1994, Mandela said, and the problems ahead – poverty, unemployment, HIV/Aids, homelessness – “remain large and daunting”.“What we can say, though, is that we now have the weapon and the protection of democracy to face and tackle those problems and challenges. The simplest, but therefore also most fundamental, gain of our democracy is that the people govern.Secure future“There may be shortcomings in delivery; government departments and officials may in some cases be under-performing; certain interest groups may feel that they are not sufficiently catered for; there are certainly many areas of legitimate and valid complaint and dissatisfaction.“All of this, however, is played out, contested, debated and accounted for within the secure framework of a multi-party pluralist democracy.”South Africa’s future, Mandela said, lies in the hands its people, and “it has been a particular source of satisfaction to observe, especially over these last five years, a younger generation of leaders guiding the country towards a secure and prosperous future”.RegenerationMandela paid tribute to President Thabo Mbeki, saying that his “firm leadership and clear vision had manifested not only in the remarkable progress South Africa has made, but also in continental and international affairs.“The steady regeneration of Africa and the regard with which South Africa is held internationally are in no small measure due to his work and efforts.”South Africa, Mandela said, has often been referred to as a “miracle nation . that should make us humble and inspire us as we start a next decade on the long road of consolidating our freedom and building a better life for all our people”.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

John Deere introduces MaxEmerge 5e row units for spring 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest To help corn and soybean growers improve planting accuracy, reliability and uptime during this critical time of year, John Deere introduces the MaxEmerge 5e row units. Available in time for use next spring, the variable-rate MaxEmerge 5e row units can be used on a wide variety of John Deere planters, including popular mini-hopper and DB planters.Brian Boelens, product specialist John Deere Seeding, says the new MaxEmerge 5e row units provide significant improvement in seeding population accuracy across the full width of the planter, especially when operating on curves. “With planters equipped with the electric meter drive for each row unit and related technology, customers can achieve up to a 20 percent improvement in population accuracy and eliminate a potential one to two percent yield loss due to seeding inaccuracies.”While the MaxEmerge 5e row units still utilize a seed tube, an electric drive meter on each row unit replaces traditional shafts and drivelines, allowing each row unit to work independently. Eliminating these components also provides easier access to each row unit and decreases time and labor needed for planter maintenance.The MaxEmerge 5e row units can be used on 1725 16-row, 1775NT, 1795, DB44, DB60, DB66, DB80, DB88, and DB90 planters, including mini-hopper, 1.6-bushel and 3-bushel hopper models. It is compatible with SeedStar 3HP and SeedStar Mobile seed monitoring systems that have a wireless data server.Standard features of the MaxEmerge 5e row units include variable rate, individual row electric meter drives; SeedStar 3HP monitoring system; one year free activation of SeedStar Mobile; Curve Compensation; vacuum automation; meter runoff and built in RowCommand. To operate the electric drive meters, tractors need to have PTO for electric power generation.Optional features available for use with planters equipped with MaxEmerge 5e units include easy-adjust row cleaners, individual row hydraulic downforce, pneumatic closing wheels and, depending on model of planter, fertilizer attachments. Active pneumatic downforce is standard equipment on all MaxEmerge 5e row units and ExactEmerge models.“For customers running newer model planters, retro fit kits are available to convert to MaxEmerge 5e units which will improve seeding accuracy while increasing productivity and uptime,” Boelens adds. “With today’s tight margins, corn and soybean producers are looking for ways to maximize yields and productivity while saving time and input costs. Planting with a MaxEmerge 5e row unit equipped planter can help them achieve those goals.”For more information on the new MaxEmerge 5e row units and other products from John Deere Seeding, contact your local John Deere dealer or visit www.JohnDeere.com/ag.last_img read more

LS poll referendum on Amarinder, says Majithia

first_imgSenior Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia on Friday said that Congress candidates will bite the dust in Lok Sabha poll in Punjab.Mr. Majithia added that several Ministers will be axed and many legislators will not get party tickets if Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s “diktat” is implemented in letter and spirit. “The face of the Council of Ministers in Punjab will be completely changed after May 23 as more than 70% of the Ministers are likely to be axed and two-third of party legislators will not be fielded in the next Assembly polls,” he said. The ongoing Lok Sabha poll is a “referendum” on the performance of Amarinder Singh’s government and any adverse results are reflection on his performance and not of Ministers or legislators, who have little say in the government, Mr. Majithia said.last_img read more