Djokovic: “I pray for the health and healing of the whole world”

first_imgNovak Djokovic supplies encouragement and assist to the total world inhabitants. The Serbian, as Rafa Nadal did yesterday, wished to contribute his grain of sand to publicly encourage all affected individuals for the coronavirus pandemic, along with congratulating all those that stay of their houses fulfilling the quarantine. That is the communiqué revealed by the Belgrade on their social networks: I pray for your health and healing. Could God heal any sickness that you’ve bodily, psychological or non secular. Could it provide you with health, vitality and pleasure at present. Very difficult occasions for everybody. I ship assist and prayers. Please keep house throughout quarantine and assist docs to assist all contaminated and needy individuals. (…) We dwell in a contemporary life. Not often can we cease to ponder our lives. We develop into hooked on this concept that we all the time must be doing one thing productive. (…) We can’t be wholesome if our world just isn’t.It’s time for all of us to remain collectively. Let’s attempt spending time with our household at house, having fun with the little issues in life. Let’s attempt to giggle, love and spend time at work. Pray, meditate, eat wholesome, play music, sing, dance, learn, write, train, sleep properly, prepare your thoughts with constructive ideas. It is a nice time to do that.last_img read more

BPC award the least of concerns for Slaughter, Newsome

first_imgPBA IMAGESLeading their respective teams to the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals, Greg Slaughter and Chris Newsome are seen as favorites to claim the Best Player of the Conference award.But with another finals meeting coming up, the two are simply unconcerned about the plum, saying that it’s the championship they are chasing after.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 “If I score zero and we win, I’ll be happy with that. We always look on winning the championship over individual awards,” said Slaughter, who is currently third in the statistical points race with 32.625 SPs.“The one thing that’s important for me is making it back to the Finals. Now, my top priority is winning in the Finals. It’s always good to hear that you’re part of the BPC race. That means I’m playing at the level that I expect to be playing at, but the individual accolade is not my top priority at the moment,” saidNewsome, who’s sitting at fourth with his 30.875 SPs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSan Miguel center June Mar Fajardo is still the pacesetter for the highest individual award per conference with 38.455 SPs, followed by TNT guard Jayson Castro who has 33.563 SPs.But with Fajardo and Castro failing to help their teams reach the Finals, it’s almost certain that the award will be disputed between the two former Ateneo studs, who could take home their first BPC trophy. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Coming back to action this conference, Slaughter is averaging 14.69 points, 8.75 rebounds, 1.69 assists, and 1.63 blocks to be the difference maker for the Gin Kings in this title retention drive.Meanwhile, Newsome has been the best local talent for the Bolts with his 13.06 markers, 6.25 boards, 5.0 assists, and 1.0 steals to help the team top the eliminations with their 9-2 record in the eliminations.The Best Player of the Conference will be awarded before Game 3 of the Finals on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson NCAA: JRU claims 3rd Final Four slot Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

“I was struggling… but things are getting better” – victim’s wife

first_imgBlack Bush Polder triple murder…as humanitarian mission assists family By Andrew CarmichaelThe woman who lost her son, husband and brother in 2016 when they were murdered at Cookrite Savannah in Black Bush Polder, Berbice, benefited from assistance from the Humanitarian Mission of New Jersey Arya Samaj on Friday.The New Jersey Arya Samaj Humanitarian Mission has as its motto: Dedicated to helping children, seniors, victims of gender-based violence, and other individuals who are living in dire poverty. The organisation’s aim is for the beneficiaries to be healthy, educated and self-reliant.Executive member of the entity, Mahindradass Nandalal said the Mission wanted to ensure that Indrawattie Rooplall is in a position to live a normal life, hence the donation of livestock.“We always believe that handouts is not the answer. We also believe that before we give an individual fish, we teach them how to fish. So we gave her this poultry and two sheep so that she could rear them and turn over the business so that she can get a profit that would be able to assist her financially,” Nandalal said.Nandalal said Rooplall has been found to be a person with integrity and honesty. According to Rooplall, her children are absent most days from school.“We does struggle. I plant but don’t get much. I use to do security work but because of the night shift, I left it,” she said. Rooplall in giving thanks said the Mission had come to her assistance when her financial situation took a downward turn and she could not afford to send her two remaining children to school.According to the widow, the Mission has been reaching out to her ever since her plight was publicised in the media. Corporate businesses have also assisted, she said.“I thank God for that. I have all the stationary for my children to go to school. Over the past two years things were rough and I was struggling all the time but for the past three weeks things are getting better and for the New Year I am planning to get some creole fouls and get some eggs, rear some animals and plant…”On July 23, 2016, the bodies of Pawan Chandradeo, also called “Surish”, 37, of Black Bush Polder; his son Jaikarran Chandradeo, also called “Kevin”, 15; and his brother-in-law, Narish Rooplall, also called “Mice”, 33, of Number 73 Village, Corentyne were discovered lying next to each other on a dam at Cookrite Savannah, Black Bush Polder, with gunshot wounds. The Police said that bodies bore a single gunshot wound each.The bodies were discovered shortly after daybreak by a rice farmer, about three miles into the savannah, a short distance away from “King’s Camp”.The men had gone on a fishing expedition around mid-afternoon and were expected back home the following morning.Police had reported that a farmer, Carlton “Lyman” Chetram; his wife; their 19-year-old son Jairam Chetram; and an employee, Tameshwar Tajmohan confessed to the killings and revealed that another man was involved.Those persons have since been charged and the matter is currently being heard at the Whim Magistrate’s Court, where it will come up again on November 29.last_img read more

Arsenal keen to strike deal for Juventus star

first_imgArsenal have launched a bid to bring Juventus full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner to north London, according to reports in Italy.Arsene Wenger is keen to move for the Swiss international in the January transfer window and could strike a deal to secure the 30-year-old’s services for nothing, given Lichtsteiner’s Juve contract is up in the summer.According to Sky Sports Italia, the Gunners are in advanced talks with Lichtsteiner and his representatives to seal his switch to the Emirates Stadium.Lichtsteiner, who can operate across the back four, has been in and out of the Juve side under manager Massimiliano Allegri this term but is known for his ability to get forward from right-back and create chances.It is not out of the question that Lichtsteiner – linked with Chelsea earlier this year – could still pen a new deal with the Turin club, but Arsenal and Inter Milan are the frontrunners to sign the experienced defender either in January or in the summer when his contract expires. Stephan Lichtsteiner 1last_img read more


first_imgArdara is confident that the town will be world record holders come Sunday!The annual St Patrick’s Parade will be led by not just one St Patrick but in excess of200 St Patricks as Ardara goes for the world record in the biggest number of St Patricks in one parade.Special St Patrick robes are available from various shops and the organisers and they need as many as possible to join in this fun event. All persons dressing up must register to prove they have created a world record.And they hope the students and teachers of the schools will get involved and designyoung people’s robes for St Patrick.Fancy joining in? Contact Gerard 0872467969 or 0876488628 for more details.  ARDARA GETS READY FOR ST PATRICKS WORLD RECORD BID was last modified: March 13th, 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:ARDARA GETS READY FOR ST PATRICKS WORLD RECORD BIDlast_img read more


first_imgPresenter Liz DohertyImagine an Ireland where everyone in the country has the chance to learn to play a musical instrument, from the fiddle to the guitar, the drums or even the saxophone.This is the driving ambition of Glaoch An Cheoil, a brand new series for TG4 produced by Mind the Gap Films.The show aims to unite unused or discarded musical instruments with people who have always wanted to learn to play, but never had the opportunity. We are establishing 4 music hubs (one in each of the 4 provinces) – our Ulster centre will be in An Crannóg in Gaoth Dobhair, Co. Donegal! You can join our crusade in two ways:Donate/loan an instrument or Sign up for free music lessons!Do you have an old musical instrument lying under a bed, in the attic or shed, gathering dust in a corner? Perhaps it was bought with the best intentions but never played. Maybe it was handed down from a parent, grandparent or friend but hasn’t been used in years. Would you like to see this instrument being enjoyed by someone who has always yearned to play but never had the chance? Then please join our Amnesty for Instruments.Or have you always felt that you have music in your soul? Have you longed to learn to play but never had the opportunity? Or did you once play an instrument and wish you’d kept it up? Maybe you play one instrument but would like to learn another? Then sign up for free lessons on one of our Amnesty days! (Lessons available to people aged 16+) The Amnesty will start in Gaoth Dobhair on Saturday 27th April from 11am – 3pmFor those who bring an instrument we will have our assessor on hand to decide if it can still have a useful life and if needed, we will restore it for you. We appreciate that some instruments will have both a monetary and a sentimental value – we will guarantee that all instruments are fully insured while in the loan bank and, if loaned, will be returned to their owners in better shape than when they were loaned.For those who want to learn come and tell us your story and what musical genre you’re most interested in, be it trad, rock, classical, or pop. We will pair you up with an instrument from our Glaoch an Cheoil loan bank and introduce you to a tutor to get you on the road to being a fully-fledged musician.Each of our 4 centres will have a well-known and respected musician to act as a mentor, inspiring the community to get involved. The mentor for Gaoth Dobhair is renowned fiddle player Liz Doherty. Liz will also encourage those who are learning to play and make sure they are putting in the time and dedication required to master their chosen instrument.This is an opportunity to give someone else the gift of music. An opportunity to have a musical instrument brought back to life. An opportunity to pass on a tradition that is an integral part of our colourful heritage. For more information or to register your interest in loaning an instrument please go to our website, or email or call 0818 222 070Like us on Facebook: us on Twitter: WANTS TO TEACH DONEGAL PEOPLE HOW TO PLAY MUSIC! was last modified: April 8th, 2013 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:Glaoch An CheoilMUSICpresenter Liz DohertyTG4last_img read more

Violent crime down after an early spike

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I’m hoping that the increase in staffing will help us suppress criminal activity within the city,” said Police Chief Randy Adams. “However, even with this addition of 25 officers, our department is still very leanly staffed when you look (at) the ratio of officers to population with the surrounding jurisdictions.” For the year through September, the number of homicides has increased dramatically, going from one for the same period last year to 17 this year. But officials stressed that 11 of those homicides came from a single incident, the January Metrolink crash blamed on a man who intentionally parked an SUV on the railroad tracks. Several of the other homicides involved domestic violence. “We certainly want to do everything that we can to put the proper education and tools in the hands of the community to lower domestic violence in our city,” Adams said. Because the department has hired more officers, in August it restarted a Special Enforcement Detail it had been forced to close three years ago. The detail has one sergeant and four officers, who are freed up from responding to routine calls. GLENDALE – Violent crime has tapered off after spiking in 2005’s first three months, a new city crime report shows. Glendale had 66 violent crimes from July through September: three homicides, two rapes, 30 robberies and 31 aggravated assaults. Those numbers are down from 100 from January through March, and down from 68 from April through June. Overall for 2005’s first nine months, violent crimes numbered 234 incidents, up 10 percent from 212 for the same period in 2004. Meanwhile, the Glendale Police Department is in the process of putting 25 more officers on the street, which would bring its force to 270. “We’re not call-driven, which is very, very important,” said Sgt. Todd Anderson, who heads the detail. “We have a lot of time to get out and do some good police work.” That can include acting as a roving team to help the department’s gang or burglary detectives. Or they can check parolees to verify that they are abiding by the terms of their release. The unit arrested five parolees last month. City Councilman Ara Najarian said the fact that violent crimes are only up 10 percent so far this year is a good sign. “Pretty much what we were expecting is that that was just an aberration, that first-quarter statistics were just an aberration,” he said. “And we were confident for the remainder of the year our figures would fall in at, or slightly below, where we were last year for the violent crimes.” Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 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

Benedict becoming fashion celebrity

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “Those red shoes have made quite an impression,” said Vatican historian Alberto Melloni. Benedict’s predecessor, John Paul II, had no use for fancy papal attire. Most often, he put on the basic white cassock and white gold-trimmed sash. In winter, however, he enjoyed a crimson wool cloak trimmed in gold braid, at times allowing children to play hide and seek in its deep folds. The 78-year-old Benedict lacks John Paul’s natural charisma, and the trappings of Vatican splendor may be a way to compensate. The bright red Santa cap certainly has a distinguished papal pedigree. Called a “caumaro,” the long forgotten head-covering dates back to the Middle Ages and figures in many famous papal portraits, including one of Julius II by Raphael. It was last worn by John XXIII, who was pontiff more than 40 years ago. VATICAN CITY – Whether it’s Prada and Gucci, or just fancy ecclesiastical tailoring, Pope Benedict XVI is his own man when it comes to dressing. Just days before Christmas, Benedict showed up at his weekly public audience in St. Peter’s Square wearing a fur-trimmed stocking cap that could have passed for a Santa Claus hat. Earlier this month, he made another fashion statement – donning a red velvet cape trimmed in ermine for the traditional papal visit to the statue of the Madonna near the Spanish Steps that marks the beginning of Rome’s Christmas season. Coming after gossip about his wearing Gucci sunglasses and bright red Prada loafers, the vintage styles have turned Benedict into something of a fashion celebrity. The velvet cape called a “mozzetta” has also been part of official papal attire, but hadn’t been seen since John XXIII’s successor, Paul VI, in the 1970s. With its regal trimming, it is reminiscent of a time of papal political power some prefer to relegate to history books. But those who know Joseph Ratzinger from his years as head of the Vatican’s doctrinal office dismiss any notion of vanity in the new pope’s dressing habits. “He wouldn’t know Gucci from Smoochi,” said Marjorie Weeke, a former official at the Vatican’s Social Communications office. She recalled Ratzinger’s daily walk across St. Peter’s Square from his home just outside the Vatican walls to his office, wearing a black beret and black overcoat and carrying a worn leather briefcase. “He probably donned the cape because it was in the papal closet and would keep him warm on a winter evening,” she said of the mozzetta. A need to keep warm would explain the red cap Benedict wore Wednesday while riding in an open jeep and the long, white, double-breasted overcoat he chose for a recent visit to a Roman parish. Another fashion issue in the news recently: papal hemlines. During Benedict’s first public appearances, his cassock was way above the ankle, revealing white socks and bright red footwear. The hem was soon lowered a few inches, although he still prefers a sporty around-the-ankle look instead of having the cassock draped over the shoes. 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

Report on Donegal hospitals complete but Government must act – Cope

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher says he has received a copy of the HSE plans for the future of the three Community Hospitals in Donegal – St Joseph’s, Lifford and Ramelton.However, the Donegal TD said that whilst it is welcome news that we are now in receipt of the HSE/Rhatigan report a lot remains to be clarified and finally resolved before certainty can be stated regarding their long term futures as long term stay hospitals.He said that not one cent has yet been approved by the Government for any of the three hospitals what we are dealing with is a report on recommendations concerning their respective futures. He added that while the Rhatigan Plan calls for an injection of €3.5 million for St Joseph’s Stranorlar, an investment of €2.1 million for Ramelton and in the case of Lifford an entire new build hospital is required as the report recommends nothing for the existing Hospital.“It will not be clear for some time what the intentions are of the HSE and the Government for all three Hospitals in terms of what capacity, breakdown of future bed usages and the services available to the patients – this we must determine and resolve in the coming months with the HSE and the Department of Health.“In terms of St Joseph’s the Action Group are adamant that the long term bed capacity is essential for St Joseph’s Hospital in the years ahead this is now clearly understood from this report at this juncture.“In terms of Lifford Community Hospital, whilst this is a potential game changer if the Government are genuinely committed to building a new Community Hospital in Lifford but that is not clearly stated in the Rhatigan Report it is only suggested that it is the only solution available – therefore I seek an immediate public declaration from the Minister of Health of his future intentions for a community Hospital in Lifford. “It is essential that a community Hospital remain in Lifford but it seems now that the only hope for that is a newly built Hospital – it now demands action on the part of the HSE and Government to bring this to fruition.“In terms of Ramelton an investment of €2.1 million is recommended to upgrade the facility and make the necessary proposed changes to the hospital, again this is welcome news but the bed capacity and future usages must be finally determined in order to resolve the community needs in terms of long term and short term bed capacities.Pat the Cope stated this is a step in the right direction for the Community Hospital sector within the county but a lot more needs to be clarified in terms of hospital usages, increased staffing and the services which will be available in the respective hospitals.In the case of Lifford the Government will need to prioritise the purchase of a new site and to secure planning for a new build – this can be done by accepting the principle of a new hospital is urgently required in Lifford, this I will be pursuing with the Minister directly.In terms of St Joseph’s and Ramelton it must be absolutely certain that this investment will secure their long term future in terms of any future HIQU guidelines or directives – and that the Hospitals will be allowed to continue in the framework and model which they currently operate. It is also essential that a clear timeline for the investment required be outlined so that all three hospitals can plan for the future and that the communities can be guaranteed that the Hospitals will be there in their current capacity, plans do not alone make Hospitals it is the financial back up and commitment of the HSE and the Department of Health that will resolve the issues and difficulties of these three hospitals.I am calling on the Minister to immediately sanction the necessary capital in order to move all three projects forward concluded Pat the Cope.Report on Donegal hospitals complete but Government must act – Cope was last modified: July 26th, 2017 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:GovernmenthospitalHSELiffordPat the CopeRameltonST JOSEPHSlast_img read more

Man refused to hand over keys to friend’s car, fined for obstruction

first_imgA Donegal man who obstructed Gardaí from seizing a car he was driving has been fined.21-year-old Odhrán Doherty, of The Glebe, Letterkenny, was before Letterkenny District Court this week. On December 23, 2016, at Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, Garda Kilcoyne observed Doherty at the wheel of a vehicle that had no insurance or tax displayed.When approached by the Garda, Doherty removed the key from the ignition and put it in his pocket.“He was asked for the key and he said that he didn’t have to give the key,” Inspector Barry Doyle said.“It was highlighted that the vehicle was obstructing an estate and he became abusive and argumentative. He told Gardai to shut up.“He was removed from the car and arrested.”The court was told that Doherty, a mechanical engineering student, was ‘concerned’ that the vehicle, which belonged to a friend, was going to be siezed.Subsequent to the incident, third party insurance that covered Doherty to drive the vehicle, but which wasn’t display, was produced.Doherty was fined €300, to be given to the Pro Social Driving Group.Man refused to hand over keys to friend’s car, fined for obstruction was last modified: September 8th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:GardaiJudge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtOdhran Dohertylast_img read more