first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ Pringle wary of Ravena ahead of GlobalPort-NLEX tiff: ‘He’s already a great player’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “I still need to regain my conditioning because I went back to zero, so I’m not sure. It’s 50-50,” he said. “I no longer feel any pain in my back. What I’m thinking of is my breathing. I haven’t ran in 10 days, so that’s what I’m trying to work on.”Ever the warrior, Pingris is exhausting all means to make it by the 25th as he aims to give the injury-plagued Magnolia a boost this early in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.“We’ll see if I make it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIf Marc Pingris will have it his way, he’s more than ready to play in front of a capacity crowd at Philippine Arena come Christmas Day.“If I’m asked, of course I want to play,” Pingris said in Filipino when asked if he’ll play in the much-awaited Manila Clasico clash between the Magnolia and Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT Against all odds, Pingris is taking the 50 percent chance of him playing as he seeks to make his season debut as early as Monday.“You know me. Whatever happens, I don’t care if I feel pain. It feels good to play,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkUnfortunately for Pingris, he doesn’t have the final say on whether he’ll be cleared for the Hotshots’ duel against the Gin Kings as he still recovers from his back injury.But the energetic forward should know better to heed the doctor’s advice, as even he himself admits that he’s still not in game shape. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Christian Standhardinger and Arwind Santos combined for 47 points and 19 rebounds for the Beermen in the absence of Fajardo (shin) and Lassiter (sore eyes).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We want Wilder’: Team Joshua eager to fix unification fight Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown PBA IMAGESDepleted Barangay Ginebra toppled San Miguel Beer, 110-102, in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Justin Brownlee came alive in the second half but the Gin Kings, who missed the services of six of their players including star big men Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar due to injuries, also found an unlikely hero in Aljon Mariano, who erupted for 20 points on 7-of-7 shooting from the field.ADVERTISEMENT 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I was gonna say that we were fortunate that June Mar and Marcio didn’t play today but on the other hand, we didn’t have a few guys as well,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone, referring to reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo and sharpshooter Marcio Lassiter. “But this was a key game for both of us. I’m just glad we got one.”“We’re trying to survive and stay in the top four race while all these injuries are happening.”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 ChrissUp by only a point, 85-84, the Gin Kings went on a 16-6 run to close out the Beermen capped off by a Brownlee basket with 2:30 remaining.Brownlee fired a game-high 29 points, 21 coming in the second half, that went with 19 rebounds and seven assists. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_img-sends letter to Opposition leader and Speaker concerning issueGTUC’s General Secretary Lincoln Lewis during the conference along with other representatives from GAWU and FITUGThe Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) along with the Federation of Independent Trade Unions in Guyana (FITUG) met on Friday to renew their call for the reintroduction of the Labour Ministry to deal with the affairs of the workers.During a press conference at the Guyana Trade Union Congress headquarters, the trade Unions laid down a number of demands that have been proposed to the Government, but primary on the list was the reintroduction of the Labour Ministry which had been subsumed under the Social Protection Ministry after the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) assumed office in 2015.Speaking on behalf of the trade unions inclusive of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) and the Guyana Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU) was Lincoln Lewis, General Secretary of Guyana Trade Union Congress (GTUC), who said the Unions are very much aware of the remarks by the President on the issue, but they are still maintaining the point that the Ministry is an essential part in the building of the labour sector.“We have heard President Granger and we respect his position but we are saying that we have justification,” Lewis made clear.President Granger had made his position clear during an edition of the “Public Interest” that there is no need for the Labour Ministry, since it is suitably placed under the Administration of the Social Protection Ministry. The Head of State had said that if he felt there was a need for a Labour Ministry then he would have created one.“I think the labour portfolio is well placed. I think the duties within the Ministry of Social Protection are clearly defined and had made it clear why I felt that the name social protection is more appropriate,” he further stated.Though the Ministry is still technically in existence but listed under the administration of the Social Protection Ministry, the Unions are arguing that this proves how “insignificant” the Government is deeming the labour sector of Guyana.Noting the accomplishments of the trades unions over its years of existence which have been contributory factors to the progress of Guyana, Lewis cited that there should be enough emphasis placed on the sector to highlight this.Making reference to the current issues manifesting in the labour sector, Lewis concluded that these are subsisting due to the absence of the Ministry.Lewis cited that in 1982 there had been a similar occurrence where the Labour Ministry was replaced by the ”Ministry of manpower, labour and cooperative” but due to unwavering demands by the labour movement this was adjusted by the then President Linden Forbes Burnham.The Unions are hoping that this Government will also listen to their demands and realise how significant a Labour Ministry is to the economical growth of the country, primarily because it deals with the human resource, the labour force.Lewis added that is it abnormal that the Government would introduce a Ministry of Business and would not even consider the labour conditions in Guyana, though the two go hand in hand theoretically.As the Government has continued with its “rhetoric” regarding inclusion and national unity in Guyana, the Unions have sent out letters to the President, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, as well as the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland, in order to have their proposals recognised broadly.Questioned on what planned actions the Unions have collectively, if these demands are not met, Lewis stated that there have been no discussions on this since the Unions believe that its proposals are just and should be agreed upon by the Government.“We believe that our proposals are just and as such we have not come up with any strategy to fight but to ensure that they consider them objectively.”As the labour sector gears toward the celebration of its accomplishment through a unified Labour Day rally and the country is preparing for its Golden Jubilee anniversary, the Unions believe that this is the time that the Government should give attention to the labour sector and more so the Ministry.last_img read more

first_imgThree armed bandits on Friday evening invaded the home of a family at Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara, relieving them of cash and jewellery while binding and beating them.Reports are that the incident occurred at about 19:00h at Section A, Block Y Golden Grove Housing Scheme on the East Bank of Demerara as one of the occupants, 49-year-old Robin Ramdyal, was sitting on a bench in front of his house.The injuries Robin RamdyalsustainedRamdyal told Guyana Times on Saturday that he felt a cold metal object touching his neck, and as he turned around, he was confronted by three men, all of whom were armed with handguns. They demanded that Ramdyal hand over all the money and jewellery in his possession.“They tell me don’t make any sound or noise. Then they tell me get up and let we come here (in the house). They want the money and the jewels, so I tell them we ain’t got that,” he said.The men then took the man inside the house, where his two sisters were, and again made their demands.His 44-year-old sister Nomina Ramdyal recalled the horrific incident, stating that she was in the living room when she saw the bandits leading her brother into the house.After being threatened, Nomina explained, she was fearful for her life and told the bandits there was some money in the wardrobe of one of the bedrooms.“I was lying on the chair and my sister was sitting, and I see the guy coming with the gun. He come in and point the gun at me and ask, ‘Where is the money and gold?’ So I tell he that it get some money in the wardrobe, but he went in and didn’t find anything,” she said.At that point, the woman said, the men exited the bedroom and carried her with them a second time, and this time they found a sum of Gy$70,000, US$500, two gold chains, two gold rings, one silver bracelet, and two Identification (ID) cards.The siblings were asked to lie on the ground, where they were bound. It was indicated that the men were dissatisfied with the items which they had found, and they proceeded to ransack the house. Nomina Ramdyal was kicked to the stomach while her brother was gun-butted several times to the head. Her sister, however, was unharmed.“They still tie up my foot and hand at the back, and they want the rest of money; and one of them tell me mustn’t look at he, and they beat me and my brother with the gun,”Nomina detailed.“They said don’t look at them, so is when I turn when one went into the room that them man start lash me with the gun by me face, and they lash me by my head,” her brother added.After the men had left, the injured woman said, her brother managed to enter the kitchen, and he found a knife which was used to untie them.“When they left I didn’t hear any noise or anything, and I manage to slip out the cord from my foot that they tie me with. I run in the kitchen and get a knife and free them,” Robin Ramdyal said.Nomina’s son and neighbours were immediately summoned, and the injured Ramdyals were taken to the Police station to file a report, and later to a medical institution to receive treatment.According to the injured woman, she has been living in the area since 2015, but this is the first time such an incident has occurred to her. However, she claimed that there are numerous criminal activities which stem from the absence of streetlights in the area. Investigations are ongoing as Police are on the hunt for the three male suspects.last_img read more

first_img… APNU/AFC’s counter arguments a fallacy ― SeerajNone will escape paying Value Added Tax (VAT), not even the poor as is being touted by officialdom, since VAT charges will, either directly or indirectly, impact a consumerMP Dharamkumar SeerajPeople’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament, Dharamkumar Seeraj, advanced this position, as he delivered his contribution to the debate on the 2017 National Estimates on Thursday, calling the Government’s counter arguments in support of VAT “a fallacy.”According to Seeraj, “Our citizens are expressing their discomfort…their disappointment and recently their horror as the Budget unfolds.”He told the House the most recent onslaught by the administration has to do with the taxing of a basic essential for existence.According to Seeraj, the word Guyana literally means ‘land of many waters’ but, “we are being taxed for water,” a sentiment that evoked heckle from the Government benches, “not free water though.”Turning his attention to deconstructing arguments proffered to by Government speakers with regards the application of VAT on electricity and water, Seeraj was adamant “everyone will be paying the VAT.”He pointed to the arguments by Government presenters that a large band of consumers will not have to pay VAT since their electricity bill is below the VATable threshold of $10,000 per month, and $1500 on water.According to the PPP/C MP, most Guyanese utilise bottled water and therefore the suppliers of that commodity will no doubt be paying VAT which will consequently be passed on to the consumers. The same scenario obtains for electricity.“None will escape, so this argument being put forward that you will not be paying is a fallacy…there is no way anyone of us can escape paying VAT on water.”According to Seeraj, even if a consumer’s electric bill was to be below $10,000 per month, that person will still be exposed to bearing the cost of the application of VAT on electricity.“You don’t live in the isolation of your home so once you purchase any manufactured commodity the cost of that VAT will be in the price of that commodity.” He was adamant that government’s argument in support of the application of VAT on electricity and water does not hold and that “Guyanese all over have pronounced.”Consultations neededNot wanting to adopt the same strategy of the majority of his colleagues who have called for the withdrawal of the 2017 Budget, Seeraj instead suggested that it be taken to the incinerator and destroyed, “Do that and come back fresh to this House after consulting with the people.”He used the occasion to also lament some of the presentations by Government speakers, saying instead of focusing on the contents of the Budget, they instead sought to laud the early presentation of the Budget.Seeraj also sought to rebut some of the arguments put forward by Government speakers such as Business Minister Dominic Gaskin, who said the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) had left an unsustainable growth rate in the economy.The PPP/C MP told the House that the coalition A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC), in fact, inherited an economy that had experienced sustained economic growth for one full decade during which the world was in the centre of the worst global recession in recent memory.He said, “Isn’t that testimony of sustainable development…How can a Minister of Business stand up and say we did not leave them a sustainable economy…we just have to look at the record.”Looking to qualify his pronouncements with regard the negatives surrounding the imposition of VAT, Seeraj recalled for the House that the Minister of Finance in presenting the 2017 Budget said: “The budget was crafted to maintain and enhance revenue stream.”According to Seeraj, the Budget is in fact crafted to tax our people more, “extreme taxation on our people that will result in them getting poorer and poorer as we move along.”He told the House that Minister Jordan in trying to garner more revenue to meet the huge $250 billion Budget has cast his net far and wide to see where it is that the revenues will come in.Qualifying his position, Seeraj told the House that if one were to mine gold this would be done at some interior location with proven deposits as against spinning a batel outside of the Marriott Hotel.Seeraj said the same obtains with a rice farmer who would go to fertile lands to sow his crop as against an arid piece of land.He said that it is in this same vein that the Minister of Finance looked to see where the bulk of the revenues can be had which eventually led to VAT being applied on electricity and water.According to Seeraj, when the Minister sought to put VAT on water and electricity it was a studied approached that identified the two areas as viable to garnish revenue.He told the House that the Minister has deliberately omitted to document the VAT-related figures in the National Assembly saying, “He cleverly stayed away from listing the amount that this will bring in.”According to Seeraj, the PPP/C has conservatively estimated the windfall to be an additional $50 billion and, “that is why the Minister did not put in budget…They know very well what is going to be the outcome of these new measures that he is proposing.”last_img read more

first_imgUnai Emery’s Gunners have now won 11 games in a row in all competitions — the club’s best run since 2007 — and are on the verge of qualifying for the Europa League last 32.Gennaro Gattuso’s Milan dropped their first points in Group F as goals from Antonio Sanabria and Giovani Lo Celso, on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, earned Betis a famous 2-1 win in Italy.Patrick Cutrone grabbed a consolation for Milan who finished the game with 10 men after Samuel Castillejo saw red for the hosts in injury time.Olympiakos beat Dudelange of Luxembourg 2-0 in the group’s other fixture, while there was more misery for Brendan Rodgers and Scottish champions Celtic in Germany.Brazilian striker Matheus Cunha and Portugal winger Bruma, who scored against Scotland in a friendly this month, were both on target in the first half as RB Leipzig won 2-0.Salzburg picked up a third successive victory to stay top of Group B as Munas Dabbur netted twice in a 3-0 defeat of bottom side Rosenborg. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Danny Welbeck celebrates netting the winner for Arsenal in LisbonPARIS, France, Oct 25 – Danny Welbeck pounced on a defensive lapse to snatch a 1-0 victory for Arsenal at Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League on Thursday, while seven-time European champions AC Milan crashed to a home defeat by Real Betis.England forward Welbeck struck a 78th-minute winner in Portugal as he punished a mistake by former Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates to hand Arsenal a third win in three matches in Group E.last_img read more

first_imgMAYBE it’s the music – or maybe it’s just the generation gap.But the ‘slow set’ which was once an essential part of a night on the dance floor has ‘slowly’ disppeared! Now one of Donegal’s favourite DJs had decided to bring it back.And last Saturday at Jackson’s in Ballybofey, iRadio disc-spinner Dave O’Connor did just that.Said Dave: “On Saturday I was djing in Jacksons in Ballybofey County Donegal. I don’t know why but I really wanted to bring the slow set back so I did!”You can see how the locals got on in our video (click to play). The two girls in the middle seem to be doing all right. And we’d love to hear what you think in our comments section below!DDTV VIDEO: iRADIO DJ DAVE IN CAMPAIGN TO BRING BACK THE SLOW SET! was last modified: November 23rd, 2011 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:dave o’connorDDTViRADIOjackson’s hotel ballybofeylast_img read more

first_imgSo what exactly does “medium format” mean, and could it be the perfect choice for your next project — or your next camera?Medium format cameras have started to arrive on the market for digital cinematography applications. This new (yet old) format is finally starting to make its way into video camera manufacturers’ product lineups.The History of Medium FormatImage via Anton Mukhin.During the film days of the advertising and commercial world, medium format was king. Being a larger format than traditional 35mm, it made it easier to enlarge an image for a billboard, or maintain quality for print. However, once digital cameras came along, medium format slowly began to fade into obscurity. The only home it found for years was among film purists and analog hobbyists. However, medium format has slowly started to make its way back into the market — this time with digital.Medium Format vs. Other FormatsThe easiest comparison to make for medium format is to its closest counterpart — full frame. Essentially, medium format is any sensor-size exceeding the full-frame size of 24mm x 36mm. When shooting on film, medium format uses 61mm 120 film. In digital application, this number will vary significantly across different camera manufacturers. For example, Fuji’s upcoming medium format camera offers a 43.8 x 32.9mm sensor, while ARRI’s ALEXA LF, which they dubbed “large format,” offers a 36.70 mm x 25.54 mm sensor.Advantages of Medium Format Higher Pixel DensityWith a higher pixel density, medium format cameras can record much more color information. This amount of imagery data has more to do with the size of the photo site rather than the number. With this in mind, a 4K image from a medium format sensor will have more information than a 4K image from an APS-C sensor. As a result, medium format is known for creating the most life-like imagery and color rendition of any format out there because it captures more information per photo site. Shallower Depth of FieldWhen the Canon 5D Mark II first came out, many complained that the cameras created a depth of field that was too shallow. As a result, a lot of the imagery was soft since the focus was much tougher to nail. You could make the same argument for medium format. Since it’s a much larger sensor, it’ll create a shallower image at 2.8 than its full-frame counterpart. However, knowing how to manage and when to use this shallower depth of field can be a strong creative advantage for content-creators. Medium Format for Digital CinematographyAPS-C and full-frame sensors have reigned as kings among digital cinema cameras. However, we’ve begun to witness medium format making its entry into digital cinema cameras, as camera makers push beyond full-frame. With the upcoming release of the Fuji GFX-100, we’re beginning to see cameras push beyond full-frame and into the next digital frontier.  Cover image via Fujifilm.Looking for more articles on cameras and gear? Check these out.Film vs. Digital: Comparing Medium Format to 35mm to MirrorlessThe 5 Best Sliders to Pair with Mirrorless Video CamerasThe Simple, Stable Solution to Rigging Your Lights AnywhereViltrox vs. Metabones: Speed Booster for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera3 Cheap, Underappreciated Cameras Filmmakers Should Considerlast_img read more

first_imgThe BJP won the Lohaghat seat in Uttarakhand as the results were announced on Wednesday after a repoll was held over one poll booth. With this BJP’s tally goes up to 57 in the 70-member House.The Election Commission ordered a repoll in the Karnkarayat poll booth of the Lohaghat seat due to an electronic voting machine (EVM) malfunction.According to the EC, BJP candidate Puran Singh Fartyal won the seat on Wednesday, defeating his Congress rival by 834 votes.The Congress has 11 seats and independents two in the Assembly.The Congress is yet to decide on its Legislature Party Leader after the outgoing Chief Minister Harish Rawat lost both Hardwar Rural and Kichha seats.In the BJP, however, the current challenge is that of deciding a Chief Minister. According to highly-placed sources in the BJP, three names — Chaubattakhal MLA Satpal Maharaj, Pithoragarh MLA Prakash Pant, and Doiwala Trivendra Singh Rawat — are being considered by the party’s central leadership. A decision would be announced within a day or two, party sources said.last_img read more

first_imgPune: A former soldier and his wife and children were found brutally murdered in Shevgaon village in Ahmednagar district, 200 km from here, on Sunday morning.According to the police, the murders occurred between midnight and the early hours of Sunday. The victims, Appasaheb Govind Harvane (58), his wife, Sunanda (48), their daughter, Snehal (18), and son, Makarand (15), bore multiple knife wounds, the Shevgaon police.The incident came to light after the milkman, finding no response to his calls, alerted the family’s neighbours.Motive unclear“The motive behind the killings is yet to be ascertained. We are investigating whether it was a botched robbery or some family rivalry. However, none of the valuables appear to be touched … but it is too early to say anything,” inspector Suresh Sakpale of the Shevgaon police station told The Hindu.After completing his service in the Army, Harvane worked as a security guard with the district land records office, according to sources.last_img read more