Former Spurs forward Bruce Bowen to attend NBA Finals viewing parties in PH

first_imgWarriors, Rockets set for Game 7 in West finals China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls The Cleveland Cavaliers are the first team to make the NBA Finals this year after outlasting the Boston Celtics on the road in Game 7 while the top-seeded Houston Rockets and the defending champions Golden State Warriors dispute the last slot on Tuesday (Manila time) also in Game 7.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I look forward to visiting the Philippines to enjoy the NBA Finals alongside Filipino fans,” said Bowen.  “I’ve heard so much about the Philippines and their basketball fandom, and I can’t wait to experience it for myself.”Bowen is also scheduled to conduct a basketball clinic with 40 boys and girls at Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Engineering on June 2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe 46-year-old Bowen is best known for his tenacious defense. He went undrafted in 1993 before finding himself in the NBA in 1997 as a member of the Miami Heat.He bounced around and finally found a home in San Antonio where he became a five-time All-Defensive First Team member. FILE – Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers posts up Bruce Bowen #12 of the San Antonio Spurs in the first quarter of Game Four of the Western Conference Finals during the 2008 NBA Playoffs on May 27, 2008 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFPThree-time NBA champion Bruce Bowen will be in Manila to be with Filipino basketball fans in a couple of NBA Finals viewing parties as announced by NBA Philippines.Bowen, who spent his best years as a vital piece of the San Antonio Spurs’ championship runs in 2003, 2005 and 2007, will be at Eastwood City Mall Activity Center on June 1 to watch Game 1 of the Finals before attending the Game 2 viewing party at Buffalo Wild Wings in Glorietta 2 on June 4.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmcenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationslast_img read more

Students to stage “walk out”

first_imgUGSS President,Devat RamroopThe University of Guyana’s (UG) decision to hike tuition fees is not sitting well with the University of Guyana Students’ Society (UGSS), which has planned a walk out on Friday to voice their concerns over what has been described as the “unlawful charges”.This was revealed by the President of the UGSS, Devat Ramroop, in an interview with this publication on Wednesday. She said that the students will be walking out of classes at 16:10h.“It’s not a protest, it is a walk out. A walk out meaning we’re just pausing all activities for 10 minutes and assemble on the tarmac and we go back to class after 10 minutes. It’s just a statement to say that we don’t think business should go on as usual.”Ramroop explained that the University has been hiking tuition fees much to the dislike of the students. She said that most persons who attend the University are already under a lot of financial strain and increasing the fees would mean that some students may be forced to drop out.Single parents, the UGSS President added, will also be forced to adapt their budgets just to ensure that their children complete their studies and hopefully find a job amidst reports of the high unemployment rate.“So 2017 we had a 15 per cent increase, then in 2018 we had 10 per cent and now in 2019 we’re having another 10 per cent,” she complained.According to her, these increases were approved by the governing bodies in 2015 for the three consecutive years that followed.She said she hopes to send a message on Friday to both the Government and the administration of the University that they cannot continue “business as usual”.Furthermore, the UGSS President said that they are gathering young people to raise their voices on this issue so that the strain can be less on both parents and students who attend the University.She added that the UGSS has already met with some 5000 youths, who have responded positively towards calling for free tertiary education, adding that she is hoping to gain about 20,000 more in support.The student body’s request for free tertiary education comes at a time when UG is bracing itself for a financial audit into spending as it has been accused of lavish disbursements in insignificant areas.Guyana Times spoke with several students at the University just recently who said that they believe that the financial audit is long overdue.Another student complained that while tuition fees are being increased, students are forced to work in hot classrooms and use filthy washrooms.In the meantime, this publication was told that the Auditor General’s Office has already commenced the preparation stages to kick-start the audit.The University of Guyana Workers’ Union had first requested a financial audit into the spending of the University as it is allegedly unable to properly account for its expenditures and more so, offer a salary increase to its staffers, although tuition fees have been increasing annually.In a release to the media, UG Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith had revealed that the Ministry of Education, in a recent letter, advised of a request made to the Auditor General’s Office for a special audit. Notwithstanding the Union’s gripe with his administration, Griffith claimed to welcome the move for an audit into UG’s finances.“The administration welcomes the opportunity to clear the air on the allegations and assertions by the Unions and other individuals…We have long indicated such, both directly to the UG Unions and in my two recent memoranda to the University community,” he said.Griffith has already defended the institution’s financial position saying that monies went towards upgrading the infrastructure, among others. (Davina Ramdass)last_img read more

GRA demanding 2% withholding tax

first_img…law discriminate against local companies…has potential to be a broad-based taxThe Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is demanding that individuals and companies who are receiving more than $500,000 for the supply of services, goods, materials, equipment or personnel in the furtherance of services deduct a two per cent withholding tax and remit same to the tax authority.This tax will be given as a tax credit when the individual or company files the requisite income/corporate tax return.This newspaper was told that while contractors typically meant those engaged in construction and similar activities, this new imposition seems to expand on that definition to include just about anyone doing just about anything.The two per cent withheld for all contractors must be remitted to the GRA on a monthly basis or within 30 days of making the payment to the contractorSome ministries have already begun deducting the two per cent withholding tax on monies paid to its suppliers.According to a prominent businessman, if that is the intended application, then individuals and companies will have to follow suit and deduct two per cent on all types of bills including electricity bills, fuel purchases, salaries and wages, purchases of raw materials and so on once the amount is over $500,000 and the supplier is a resident individual or corporation.“If this is what was intended, it will be a tax most bizarre and will spell further doom for entrepreneurs and businesses in Guyana,” one businessman expressed to Guyana Times.According to the GRA website, the two per cent withheld for all contractors must be remitted to the GRA on a monthly basis or within 30 days of making the payment to the contractor.The website also explained that where any deduction and remittance have not been made by the person liable, the person not making the deductions of withholding tax will be held liable for the amounts outstanding.These new measures came into effect February 1, 2017. However this is not applicable to foreign trade companies but rather serves as a discriminatory measure to local businesses.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Assistant Accountant Required

first_imgJob Vacancy: A small family-run Accountancy Practice in Letterkenny area are seeking an accounting assistant to join their busy office. Experience essential:Duties Include Weekly Payroll for Clients ROI & UK.Vat Return Preparation.Income Tax Returns.General Office Duties.Administration.Computer Experience Essential.Immediate Start.To apply: Send CV’s in confidentiality to jobapplicationdonegal@gmail.com Job Vacancy: Assistant Accountant Required was last modified: May 23rd, 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:accountancy jobsAccountantAssistantFinancejobsVacancylast_img read more

WATER PROTESTERS BANNER ABOUT ENDA KENNY DESCRIBED AS ‘DISGUSTING’

first_imgA poster unfurled by water protesters in Glenties yesterday evening has been described as ‘disgusting’ and ‘deplorable.’Up to FIFTY water activists protested as Taoiseach Enda Kenny visited the annual MacGill Summer school. However, the poster they made was a deeply personal attack on the Taoiseach which purported that the banner was written by his dead mother.The poster read, “”Kenny a message for you, from guess who?? I lie here in my grave, restless, distraught, in tears and despair as I unable to stop you rob cheat and lie to the Irish people.“Please stop before it too late so I can RIP Your Mother. Bye”.The message has been widely condemned with many people taking to social media to express their disgust at the poster – with many saying the poster has brought shame to the county. Breda O’Donnell wrote, “Bringing the good name of Donegal down with this disgusting banner. Lowest of the low.Frank Smith said, “As much as I despise Enda Kenny, that is plain disgusting.Donál Brennan wrote, “This is like something you’d see from the lovely people in the Westboro Baptist Church. “It proves the whole water protest movement has lost credibility due to it being hijacked by trouble makers and thugs with zero cop-on or intelligence.Patrick McGinley said, “They don’t represent the normal people of Donegal“We don’t lower ourselves to those levels.Sharon Leonard said, “Not going to attend any more water charges protests after seeing this, I cannot stand Enda Kenny, but this was obviously done by sick people. However, there are still some defending the poster’s message and the stance taken by the small group of water protestors.Austin O’Meara said, “If you find that banner more offensive than people dying on trollies because of cuts made by Enda’s government who stood by and let people die only to take inheritance tax off them and send that money to bail out the entire European banking system.“All the while crying poverty and cutting vital services so we can send €650 million per year out on foreign aid with no chance of getting it back, paying private debt with public finances.“I don’t know of the circumstances of his mothers death but I would be certain enough she was never on a trolley in a corridor.. To those complaining about this banner do you really find it more offensive than the utter contempt this man’s government holds the Irish people in. What are you thoughts have the water protestors brought shame on Donegal??WATER PROTESTERS BANNER ABOUT ENDA KENNY DESCRIBED AS ‘DISGUSTING’ was last modified: July 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Featuresnewslast_img read more

Muff invite people to remember loved ones with special Tree of Remembrance

first_imgPeople of Muff have been invited to remember their loved ones in a unique way this Christmas with a memoriam on the Tree of Remembrance at Muff Community Park.Personalised memoriams are available from Muff Resource Centre.The tree, which was switched on last week, will remain lit until New Years Eve. For more information you can get in touch with Muff Community Forum on Facebook.Muff invite people to remember loved ones with special Tree of Remembrance was last modified: December 11th, 2016 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:CHristmasmemoriammuffTREETree of Remembrancelast_img read more

DDTV: VIDEO ROUND-UP OF FINAL DAY OF DONEGAL RALLY

first_imgTIM McNulty was crowned Donegal International Rally champion on an historic weekend for the sport.You can watch a video round-up of the third and final day by clicking the video above. DDTV: VIDEO ROUND-UP OF FINAL DAY OF DONEGAL RALLY was last modified: June 19th, 2011 by gregShare 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:DDTV: VIDEO ROUND-UP OF FINAL DAY OF DONEGAL RALLYlast_img read more

KILCAR EARN STUNNING AWAY VICTORY AGAINST REIGNING COUNTY CHAMPIONS GLENSWILLY

first_imgLeon Kelly from Glenswilly surrounds Mark McHugh. Pic by North West Newspix.Kilcar have issued a real statement of intent after they recorded an excellent away victory against current Donegal SFC holders Glenswilly. In what was a tough, physical and absorbing championship encounter it was Kilcar who managed to eventually come out on top.The game was a low scoring affair, but it was an absorbing contest played at huge intensity throughout, the large crowd in attendance certainly got their money’s worth. It was Glenswilly who started the brighter and they raced into a three point lead after fifteen minutes.Glenswilly’s stand-in goalkeeper Gerard McGrenra had a fine performance for his side. Pic by North West Newspix.It took Kilcar seventeen minutes to register their opening score through Mark Sweeney.It was a great goal opportunity for Sweeney but he blasted his effort over the bar.Mark McHugh quickly added a second, before Patrick McBrearty levelled matters from a free. Glenswilly were dealt a hammer blow midway through the opening half when goalkeeper Phillip O’Donnell was forced off through injury.With no recognized goalkeeper on the bench, it was left to club stalwart Gerard McGrenara to deputize for the injured O’Donnell.It ended all level at three points apiece at half-time.Kilcar raced into an early second-half lead when Ciaran McGinley pointed, but Michael Murphy quickly hit back to level.Kilcar then reeled off three unanswered scores to get a real foothold in the game. Patrick McBrearty, Conor Doherty and Ciaran McGinley all fired over to give Kilcar a three point lead.Glenswilly hit back with scores from Gary McFadden and Caolan McFadden, but scores from McBrearty and Eoin McHugh stretched their lead back out to three points.Glenswilly tried gamely to get back into it, and Neil Gallagher had a goal effort flash just wide.But Kilcar held on for a famous win, and their performance has backed up why their the bookmakers favourites to win the Donegal SFC. Final score Glenswilly 0-06 Kilcar 0-09Glenswilly will look to get their campaign back on track next weekend in Bundoran.Next up for Kilcar is St. Michaels in Towney next weekend, and the winner of that match would be guaranteed a place in the last eight, it should be a cracking encounter.KILCAR EARN STUNNING AWAY VICTORY AGAINST REIGNING COUNTY CHAMPIONS GLENSWILLY was last modified: September 28th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Donegal SFCglenswillykilcarnewsSportlast_img read more

Differing views in school board race

first_imgWHITTIER — Priorities differ — significantly –among the five candidates running for three seats on the East Whittier City School District board of education. Incumbent Paul Gardiner, 66, says his main focus will be reversing the drastic budget cuts the board has had to make in the past few years — about $5 million worth. “For example, middle schools have really been injured by having to reduce assistant principals at those sites,” said Gardiner, who is running for his second term. “The reason this is so critical is because our children need counseling and help when they have questions or can’t take care of themselves.” For incumbent Christine Chacon Sullivan, 54, the key to the district’s success is parent involvement, she said. “I work in a very rough area of unincorporated Los Angeles County, and we have a safe and clean school because we’ve dedicated ourselves to it,” Brady said. “We have highly qualified teachers, our test scores have been raised, and the main reason for that is because we have respect for the community and coming from the community.” Candidate Armando Urteaga, 33, a school administrator in the Lynwood Unified School District, said private funding might be one way to avoid local education cuts. “Our schools need help,” Urteaga said. “The government is not giving us the money we need. We need to look at restructuring the budget to see what else we can do, and we need to move around some of the money to fund after-school programs. “I am a product of after-school programs and I understand the value in making well-rounded students,” he added. — Tracy Garcia can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or by e-mail at tracy.garcia@sgvn.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “As I’ve said from the day I became a board member, I’m motivated by one simple belief: that children deserve the best education possible,” said Sullivan, who was appointed to the board two years ago to fill the seat of Carl Moore. “So many times, parents think that they don’t need to do anything, but sometimes I feel like it’s the missing link.” Challenger Edmund Velasco, 41, is an involved parent at Orchard Dale Elementary School, he said, explaining that he has used his resources as a professional musician to keep music education going at Orchard Dale after the school cut the music program to save money. His priority is making sure teachers “have all the necessary tools in the classroom to be as effective as possible.” “I would also do in-service training beyond what we normally do, as well as find other ways of raising money (for the district), to provide teachers with everything they need in class,” Velasco said. Candidate Michael J. Brady, 50, who said his experience as a middle-school teacher in the Bassett Unified School District makes him a strong candidate, wants to provide clean and safe schools for students, “where they feel they can learn in safety.”last_img read more

50% OFF ALL FOOD AND DRINK EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE MILLBRIDGE BAR

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: Your weekend now starts on a Thursday at the Millbridge Bar!Management at the popular bar have decided to reward their loyal patrons by giving 50% off all food and drink in the Ivy restaurant EVERY Thursday night. There is also a superb line-up of entertainment for the weekend at The Millbridge Bar.Friday night jukebox in the bar.Saturday night DJ Shaun T Friel is in the Millbridge Bar and he is sure to keep the place rocking!!On Sunday we have Kilmacrennan’s very own trad band Ciorcal Iomlan playing in the snug from 6pm to 9 pm, always a lively evening.On Sunday we also have our special “Back to School Sunday carvery were all under 12’s eat for free! So why not take them out one last time before school starts on us!!Live premiership matches shown ALL weekend.3 pints for €10 (Mon-Fri)Loyalty cards also available offering 10% off all good and drinkSteak nite special on Tuesday’sKeep an eye out on our Facebook page and donegal daily for our Christmas party nights specials For any more info check out our Facebook book or contact us on 074 91 39800.50% OFF ALL FOOD AND DRINK EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE MILLBRIDGE BAR was last modified: August 26th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more