Bolt wants to go out ‘unbeatable’ MOST READ View comments Despite potentially logging in fewer minutes next season, Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson believes Clarkson will continue to be a vital cog for the team.The player-turned-executive bared his lofty expectations for the 25-year-old former second-round pick and even issued a personal challenge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I have challenged him because I want him to be Sixth Man of the Year,” Johnson described Clarkson to Serena Winters of Lakers Nation.“I’ve challenged him to play like that, I think he has the potential, the talent, he’s worked hard this summer,” he said. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets With talks of winning the league’s most prestigious award for a substitute, Johnson couldn’t help but compare Clarkson to his former “Showtime” stablemate, Michael Cooper.“Like I want Jordan (Clarkson) to do, Michael Cooper won the Sixth Man Award a couple times, and he was All-Defense every single year, because the boy was a bad, bad basketball player, such an unbelievable player,” he said.“He was our sixth man, but you would believe he was our starter. And, he was on the court in the fourth quarter, sometimes it doesn’t matter if you start or not, it’s whether you’re in the game in the 4th quarter and guess who’s supposed to be in the game in the 4th quarter?” Magic added.During his first three seasons in the league, Clarkson put up solid numbers of 14.7 points, 2.6 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals.His flexibility to play both guard spots has been a ray of light for the California-based franchise, which Magic believes will translate even more in his incoming fourth year.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LATEST STORIES “Now we’re excited about our season. He’s gonna play a major role in us being a better team this year,” Magic said of Clarkson.“We felt we put some weapons around him that would even make his game better.” Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:NBA: Magic Johnson has no regrets trading D’Angelo RussellSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:56Boris Johnson ‘humbled’ after majority win, says Parliament ‘must change’00:51Clarkson on being PH flag-bearer: One of the happiest moments in my career01:40Filipinos 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 Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Los Angeles Lakers’ guard Jordan Clarkson APThe signing of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope last month was certainly a welcome addition to the Los Angeles Lakers’ upstart core.However, it could also be a signal for Filipino-American guard Jordan Clarkson to most likely come off the bench at the shooting guard position.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return
An unlicensed single-barrel shotgun and four cartridges were on Sunday unearthed at a mining camp at 13 Miles, Arakaka, North West District (NWD). Based on reports, the Police received information and went to the area where a search was conducted, thus leading to the discovery of the gun and ammunition.The gun and matching ammunition found at Arakaka, NWDNo arrests have been made as Police continue investigations. Recently, the Guyana Police Force reported that some 67 illegal firearms were seized between January and September. These include 29 pistols, 21 revolvers and 17 shotguns.Only on Saturday, a Providence, East Bank Demerara man was arrested with an illegal .9mm pistol and 12 matching rounds of ammunition at “WarLock”, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown. The miner reportedly went to visit his girlfriend when the Police carried out a raid and the illegal gun and ammunition were retrieved after he was seen disposing of same.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies were home on Friday night as they hosted the North Peace Navigators for game one of the semi-finals.At 4:01 into the game, Dean Whitcomb would score a goal on the Navigators with assists by Aiden Craig-Steele and Alex Nimmo making the score 1-0.The Huskies were able to hold off the Navs from scoring for the rest of the period.- Advertisement -At 9:56 into the second period, things started to change as the Navigators would score a goal making it tied at one apiece.Then at 5:56 remaining in the frame, the Navigators would break the tie by scoring a goal, making it a 2-1 lead over the Pups.To make matters more difficult for the Huskies, the Navigators would score a goal with one second remaining in the period, making the score 3-1.Advertisement This hard work would result in 20 minutes of overtime.It was an intense battle as the Huskies tried to keep the Navigators at bay from scoring a goal.But, at 6:33 into OT, the Navigators would score a goal, making the final score 4-3 over the Huskies.Huskies Head Coach, Todd Alexander, says his team’s effort was good but they weren’t playing smart hockey during the game.“I think their effort was pretty good but our brains weren’t there. So we didn’t play smart hockey at all.”Advertisement In the third period, it was a struggle for the Huskies to keep a hold on the puck and bury a goal in the net.Finally, at 7:30 remaining in the third, Gary Loewen would score a power play goal with a feed from Jared Loewen and Geoff Dick making the score 3-2.Then with 5:03 left in the period, Gary Loewen would score another power play goal with assists by Geoff Dick and Jared Loewen, tying the score at three apiece.In the final five minutes, it was a tense moment as the Navigators kept hanging around Huskies territory trying to make shots on goal, but goalie Jonathan Bateman kept blocking the shots to stay alive.Advertisement Up next, the Huskies are on the road tonight, Saturday, to Peace River to take on the Navigators for game two of the semi-finals. Puck drop is 8:00 p.m. at the Baytex Energy Centre.
Jessica McDonald has conceded while speaking to the Vancouver Board of Trade that the huge task of building what’s now estimated to be the $8.8 billion Peace River hydroelectric dam is like adding a company to the company.She’s also reiterated the often repeated government argument that Site C is already the most studied dam project in B.C. and maybe in the world.That noted, the Canadian Press report indicates the tone of her remarks sharpened considerably from what she was quoted as saying earlier in the week, when she indicated she’s open to more discussion with dam critics to try to break down the wall of opposition to the project.- Advertisement -“We’re moving forward now into implementation,” McDonald said. “[We’re] really looking forward to having continued conversations about this project, but we’re really, at this stage, past the decision point with the final investment decision being made by government.”While the dam is being constructed over the next 8 – 9 years, which will commence this summer, Hydro capital spending will increase from $1.7 billion a year to $2.5 billion, according to McDonald.
VICTORIA, B.C. – Following a province-wide tabulation error regarding grade 12 exam results, the B.C. Ombudsperson is monitoring the Ministry of Education’s response to this situation.Back in June, in an online message, the Ministry reported an “anomaly” when it came to the tabulation of the students’ exams.Jay Chalke, B.C.’s Ombudsperson says he finds this error concerning and the impact it may have on students.- Advertisement -Chalke also says that the Ministry should not only address the technical issue but should also identify and remedy any individual impacts.“I am concerned about this error and the impact it may have on students across B.C. This is a very stressful time for students as they make future education plans. I urge theministry to not only address the technical issue but to also identify and remedy any individual impacts. Students and parents should be proactively informed about what they can do if they believe they have been adversely affected.”The Ministry says it will review each exam result and ensure grades are accurately reflected on their transcript.Advertisement The B.C. Ombudsperson has jurisdiction over all B.C. school boards and districts and will continue to monitor the situation.
In adults with mild cases of ordinary flu, Tamiflu speeds up recovery by a day or two, he said. Its effect on severe flu like bird flu isn’t clear, he said. The new report, while not surprising, shows scientists must find out more about how people with bird flu respond to Tamiflu and how often they shed drug-resistant virus, he said. The shed virus could become a problem if it is transmitted to other people, he said. He noted that, in the new report, as in prior studies, the resistant virus was less able to reproduce itself than normal virus was, which might cut down on the chance of transmission. The girl, who had been caring for an older brother with the disease, had been taking low doses of Tamiflu as a preventive measure when the virus was isolated in late February. She later got sick and was given higher doses. She recovered and left the hospital in March. Kawaoka said it’s not clear whether the low preventive dose had encouraged the emergence of drug resistance. Dr. William Schaffner of Vanderbilt University called the report important and said it shows the importance of watching for drug resistance. “It is not unusual to find the occasional resistant virus,” he said. “It could be just a biological oddity, or we could see this more frequently. “This is a blip on the radar screen, and it surely does mean that we have to keep the radar operative,” Schaffner said. “We have to keep testing more viruses.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He also said it’s not surprising to see some resistance to Tamiflu in treated individuals, because resistance has also been seen with human flu. In lab tests, the girl’s Tamiflu-resistant virus was susceptible to another drug, Relenza, which is made by GlaxoSmithKline. Kawaoka and colleagues report the case in the Oct. 20 issue of the journal Nature, which released the study Friday. The researchers conclude that it might be useful to stockpile Relenza as well as Tamiflu. There’s no evidence that so-called H5N1 viruses – such as the one recovered from the girl – are becoming generally resistant to the class of drugs that includes Tamiflu, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. Both Tamiflu and Relenza are being stockpiled by the U.S. government. Doctors have good reason to believe Tamiflu would be effective at combating a pandemic strain of bird flu, although it’s not clear how long people would have to be treated or what doses they’d need, said Dr. John Treanor of the University of Rochester. NEW YORK – Bird flu virus found in a Vietnamese girl was resistant to the main drug that’s being stockpiled in case of a pandemic, a sign that it’s important to keep a second drug on hand as well, a researcher said Friday. He said the finding was no reason to panic. The drug in question, Tamiflu, still attacks “the vast majority of the viruses out there,” said Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Tokyo and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The drug, produced by Swiss-based Roche Holding AG, is in short supply as nations around the world try to stock up on it in case of a global flu pandemic. Kawaoka said the case of resistant virus in the 14-year-old girl is “only one case, and whether that condition was something unique we don’t know.”
Speculation is mounting that Ballyliffin Golf Club are set to make an approach to the European Tour regarding the possibility of them hosting the prestigious Irish Open event in 2019. Ballyliffin Golf Club has already staged top quality events in the form of the Challenge Tour and a number of European Senior tour events.The course is highly regarded throughout Ireland, the stunning course boasts two championship links courses – The Old Links and The Glashedy Links. It’s Ireland’s most northerly golf course, and has drawn acclaim for its spectacular setting and outstanding presentation standards throughout the year.The Inishowen club is considering making an approach amid speculation that Royal Portrush could stage the 2019 British Open.If the Irish Open was to be held in Ballyliffin, it would represent a major boost to the local economy in Inishowen, and would be welcomed by the tourism sector in the county.BALLYLIFFIN GOLF CLUB HOPING TO HOST IRISH OPEN IN 2019 was last modified: May 21st, 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:approachBallyliffin Golf ClubBritish OpencourseEuropean TourIrish OpennewsSport
Financial services firm FinTrU has today announced a significant expansion with the creation of 600 jobs in Northern Ireland.The company will establish a new operation in Derry that will create 305 new jobs for graduates and professionals in the Financial Services industry and bring a major boost to the economy.The £38m expansion for Belfast-based company is another significant re-investment by FinTrU. The new jobs to be recruited over the next five years will generate over £15million in additional annual salaries for the local economy, according to Invest Northern Ireland’s Chief Executive, Alastair Hamilton. Mr Hamilton said: “The company will create 305 of the new jobs in Derry/Londonderry which is a great endorsement of the wealth of talent in the North West. This investment will also make a significant contribution to Northern Ireland’s flourishing Financial Services sector and will deliver a projected £20million in additional new export sales for the company.”Great news for Northern Ireland this morning with 605 new jobs to be created by @FinTrU! The significant expansion will see it establish a new operation in Derry with 305 new jobs and create a further 300 new roles in Belfast. #investment pic.twitter.com/fPFK730GwH— Invest NI (@InvestNI) June 26, 2018Londonderry Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer McKeever has welcomed FinTrU’s announcement as “exceptional news for the North West economy”.She said: “Today’s announcement by FinTru of 305 highly skilled jobs to service the Financial Sector is very significant for this region. The investment is a real vote of confidence in our city, our talent pool, our infrastructure and our business environment.” FinTrU provides regulatory resourcing services, including legal, risk, compliance, KYC, operations and consultancy, to Investment Banks and other financial institutions. It established its Belfast centre of excellence in 2014, with initial plans to recruit 80 staff and has since grown successfully to now employing over 240 staff.Major boost for the north west as 305 jobs announced in Derry was last modified: June 26th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Derryfintrujobs
23 September 2015 The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) has named the indie drama Thina Sobabili (The Two of Us) as South Africa’s entry into the 88th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. The announcement came on Monday, 21 September.The movie, from first-time filmmaker Ernest Nkosi, is set in Joburg’s northeastern township of Alexandra. Its gritty plot follows the story of two siblings, Zanele and Thulani, who try to escape tragedy and poverty, and build a life together.But things are not easy for them. Along the way, Zanele starts an affair with an older “sugar daddy” and it strains her relationship with her overprotective brother, Thulani, who is also her guardian.Watch the trailer here:The movie has an all local cast. Emmanuel Nkosinathi Gweva played Thulani and Busisiwe Mtshali took the role of Zanele.Previous accoladesThe movie has already made an impression. It won the Audience Choice awards at two film festivals: the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles and the 2015 Jozi Film Festival.It was also named Best Feature Film at the 2015 Rwanda Film Festival and made the cut for a screening at the 2015 Urbanworld Film Festival, taking place in New York City from 23 to 27 September.“It also enjoyed some success at the local box office, coming in at eighth position at the South African box office on the weekend of its theatrical release in July – the only independent film to make the top 10,” said the Gauteng Film Commission.The OscarsIf Thina Sobabili does get the nomination nod, it’ll join the ranks of other South African entries Yesterday, which was nominated in 2004, and the 2006 Oscar winner, Tsotsi.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will only announce the nominations for the 2016 Oscars on 14 January. The awards ceremony will take place on 28 February at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.Of course! So proud of the #ThinaSobabili team! Y’all r already winners:) https://t.co/TLsRBoJCe0— Vuyiswa Mutshekwane(@VieArem) September 22, 2015#ThinaSobabili is a really good movie. I hope they get that Oscar Nomination — Lesedi (@Lesedi_S)September 22, 2015SAinfo reporter
18 August 2015With a bold programme of more than 70 productions, this year’s Cape Town Fringe – which runs in the city from 24 September to 4 October – promises to be a showcase of the best of South African theatre.Audiences can look forward to an invigorating mix of new and original work spanning every genre. It is the second time this annual event will be held in Cape Town.Ismail Mahomed, the festival’s artistic director, said the Cape Town Fringe was evolving its own artistic fingerprint – that of an engaged, original, and socially aware programme.“It demonstrates how independent artists and arts companies are passionately engaging with the world around them and bringing that experience to their work,” Mahomed said. More productions were likely be added in the coming weeks as contractual and other discussions were concluded.Magic is on the billWhile the programme comprises mostly theatre, dance, performance art, physical theatre, music, family theatre and magic will round off the 11-day festival.This year’s line-up aims to offer a wide choice, ensuring that the Fringe matches the vibrancy and creativity of other Fringe festivals worldwide. “Audiences will be able to craft an amazing experience, drawing from productions that won the coveted Standard Bank Ovation Award at the recent National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, through to original work that is devised and created specifically to premiere at this year’s Fringe,” he said.More venues join the FringeProduced by the experienced team at the National Arts Festival, the Cape Town Fringe will make use of venues in the city centre, Langa, and at the V&A Waterfront for the first time in 2015.“The programme has a strong Cape flavour, with locally based artists making up about 60% of the programme,” said Fringe chief executive Tony Lankester. More than 18 000 tickets were sold last year, and the event was estimated to have an economic impact of more than R4-million, over and above its R2.7-million direct spend.Local partnerships were crucial to staging the event, Mahomed added, highlighting relationships with initiatives such as the Zabalaza Festival, Pansa and Assitej, all of which had made the programme “richer and more relevant”.“The Fringe has helped Cape Town earn the enviable reputation of an events destination of choice,” said Garreth Bloor, the Cape Town mayoral committee member for tourism, events and economic development. The economic spin-offs of events held enormous benefits for the city and its residents.Innovations this yearLankester said last year’s event had given the organisers a solid base from which to innovate: “We want to grow the event even more and we will be introducing some innovations developed as a result of open engagement with Cape artists and institutions earlier this year.”Some of this year’s innovations include:Patrons who book via the Cape Town Fringe website will be able to make use of the print-at-home-ticket function, reducing queuing time for patrons.An enhanced and more user-friendly Cape Town Fringe mobile booking and planning app.A stronger programme of events for schools and learner groups during the daytime.Greater cognisance given to religious and other holidays in the planning process.Expanding to venues beyond the City Hall precinct.Partnering with Cape Town Tourism and a specialist travel agent to put packages together for visitors from other cities wanting to attend the Fringe.More specials for workers in the City to attend shows during their lunch breaks. “Give us your lunch hour; we’ll give you a show and a sandwich,” say organisers.A busier and more vibrant Fringe Club in the City Hall, where patrons will be able to meet for coffee, a glass of wine and a light meal.Joining the city as a full sponsor of the event this year is Standard Bank, which will host the Standard Bank music stage in the City Hall.“The venue will feature some amazing entertainment,” said Jenny Pheiffer, head of brand and group sponsorships at Standard Bank.Booking opens at the end of August through the Cape Town Fringe website.Productions at #CTF2015NameCompanyGenreProvinceLast Cow StandingNu-Breed Theatre CompanyTheatreKwa-Zulu Natal7 Deadly SinsMacbob ProductionsTheatreKwa-Zulu NatalAcatears MusicVaal University of Technology – BOTCMusicGautengAdam Small BeJazzedApplauz Arts InitiativeMusicWestern CapeADAM:Vichistravrya or I wish I were Caitlyn JennerTazme PillayTheatreWestern CapeAl Julle VolkeWessel PretoriusTheatreWestern CapeAn Extraordinarily Ordinary LifeKB Theatre ProductionsTheatreWestern CapeAshesRust Co-OperativeTheatreWestern CapeAstonishWonga MagicIllusionWestern CapeB*tch Stole My DoekCopy DogTheatreWestern CapeBarbed Wire WallpaperClockwork HeARTDance & Physical TheatreGautengBarredYellow Glove CollectiveDance & Physical TheatreWestern CapeBig GirlsFollow Spot ProductionsWestern CapeBlaqseedVaal University of Technology – BOTCMusicGautengBlood OrangeUntouchable Productions / Craig MorrisDance & Physical TheatreGautengButlers and BabysittersSlick ‘n SleeveTheatreWestern CapeDetritus for OneAlan ParkerDance & Physical TheatreWestern CapeDoucheJawBreaker ProductionsDance & Physical TheatreWestern CapeElla’s HorsesCharles Fourie ProductionsTheatreWestern CapeExhibit S, Ode to Saartjie Baartman by a Black South African WomanThola AntamuTheatreWestern CapeExit the KingFlat Monkey CompanyTheatreWestern CapeFat Man’s CoopApplauz Arts Initiative in association with PANSATheatreWestern CapeGug’Othandayo The MusicalVukani Emalahleni Service CentreTheatreMpumalangaHatchetmanHatchetmanMusicWestern CapeHow Stories BeganJungle Theatre CompanyTheatreWestern CapeĦREJJEF – folktalesSoundscapesMusicMaltaInja ka VuyoIsibane Puppet and Drama Group in association with UNIMATheatreWestern CapeIs this for Keeps?/ Between Love and PainBaxter Theatre centreTheatreWestern CapeJazz with Asanda MqikiAsanda MqikiMusicEastern CapeJohnny Boskak is Feeling FunnyUntouchable Productions / Craig MorrisTheatreGautengMagic through the AgesBrendon PeelIllusionEastern CapeMime La FranceMime Theater promotionsGautengMonna ga se NkuBaikitsi Arts CollectiveDance & Physical TheatreWestern CapeMooi Street MovesNompumelelo MtshaliTheatreKwa-Zulu NatalMorayks LiveRamamudi Trading Enterprise (Pty) LtdMusicGautengNaked Knitting and Other Contradictory ActsLiquid FusionTheatreGautengNatRust Co-OperativeTheatreWestern CapeNdendileBaxter Theatre CentreTheatreWestern CapeNguMzimba WamArt of Hearts in association UNIMATheatreWestern CapeNomadic OrchestraMusicWestern CapeOntwrigDrama Department, Stellenbosch University & WoordfeesDance & Physical TheatreWestern CapeOn and OnCape Junior Ballet CompanyDance & Physical TheatreWestern CapePANSA Unplugged: CollaborationsPANSA Western CapeDance, Music, Comedy & PoetryWestern CapeRooivalkNico ScheepersTheatreWestern CapeSleepless DreamsStuart LightbodyIllusionWestern CapeSleight of Mouth II: Now Talk Your Way Out Of This!Marcel OudejansIllusionWestern CapeSmaartiesAbstr(ACT) ProductionsTheatreNorth WestStil(l)Abstr(ACT) ProductionsTheatreNorth WestSuggestion Box #justsayingOddBody TheatrePublic Art / Public ArtWestern CapeSweet Sounds of Maya SpectorMaya SpectorMusicWestern CapeThe Brothers LiveThe BrothersMusicEastern CapeThe Incredible JourneyKB Theatre ProductionsTheatreWestern CapeThe Politics of Love & Femininity…Black hair & all that JazzWild Young BohemiansTheatreMpumalangaTom Thum & Jamie McDowellMusicAustraliaTrophyGavin KrastinPerformance ArtWestern CapeTumi ThusiTTM ProductionsMusicGautengUhambo LomhambiBaxter Theatre CentreTheatreWestern CapeWaltzThe Gatherings/Intlangano supported by First Physical Theatre and endorsed by Creative City GrahamstownDance & Physical TheatreEastern CapeWarrior On WheelsThe Chaeli CampaignTheatreWestern CapeWaterlineUyabona KeDance & Physical TheatreEastern CapeWe didn’t come to hell for the croissants: 7 deadly new stories for consenting adultsPOPArt productions in association with Jemma KahnTheatreGautengWhat goes UP…FTH:KTheatreWestern CapeSource: SAinfo reporter