first_imgSubmitted by Harlequin ProductionsHarlequin Productions is taking applications now through October 31, 2016, for the company’s Community Partnership Program 2017. Non-profit partners receive 150 tickets to Harlequin Productions’ final dress rehearsals, which they may sell as a fundraiser or give as thank you gifts to donors or volunteers. The intent is to provide a win-win for the non-profit partner and Harlequin Productions.The non-profit partner gets an opportunity to raise money or to thank their generous donors or dedicated volunteers. In return, Harlequin’s cast and crew will benefit greatly by having a full audience for its final dress rehearsal.Natalie Moran of Family Education and Support Services, who was awarded the final dress tickets for Harlequin’s 2015 production of To Kill a Mockingbird said, “The Community Partnership Program with Harlequin Productions was a great chance to thank our donors, engage with volunteers, staff, and friends, and spend time together at an incredibly powerful performance.”The non-profit pays a minimal fee in the amount of $200 and commits to filling their allotted seats. Five final dress slots will be awarded in Harlequin’s 2017 season:My Name is Rachel Corrie on January 18, 2017The Understudy on March 1, 2017Present Laughter on May 3, 2017August: Osage County on August 23, 2017Cymbeline on October 4, 2017For more information or to apply, visit Facebook3Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

first_imgThe 31-year-old Khan, who owns a record of 31-4, 19 knockouts, aims to prove that he can come back and contend for the crown again.“It’s all about now, rebuilding my career, making the big fights happen, there are some big names out there. I want to fight for a world title within three fights. I really belong at world title level, getting into the ring in Liverpool is just going to get me back moving again, it will show me where I am, and how long I need for a world title fight.“I want the big names. I don’t want the easy fights, but then again I want to see how I feel and how my body feels. I want to fight whoever is at the top, that’s the type of fighter I am.”ADVERTISEMENT #KicksStalker: What flavor are your Jordans? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:05Amir Khan claims Manny Pacquiao has agreed to Saudi Arabia bout00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Amir Khan warms up in the ring during the WBC middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. David Becker/Getty Images/AFPBritish boxer Amir Khan feared for the worst when his supposed showdown with Manny Pacquiao last year fell apart.The bout with Pacquiao was supposedly Khan’s ring return after he got knocked out cold by Canelo Alvarez in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson READ: Pacquiao-Khan fight off—report “When that fight didn’t happen it put me on a really bad downer. I thought ‘where am I going to go from here’. I really put all my eggs in one basket and thought ‘this is the fight I really want,’” Khan told Sun Sport.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 folk“Then I had the hand injury, and I was waiting for the hand to get better. “When Pacquiao went and I heard Kell Brook went up a weight I thought ‘where do I go from here.’”Pacquiao went on to fight Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia while Khan is on his way to ending a two-year hiatus on April 28 in Liverpool, England against an opponent yet to be named. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View commentslast_img read more

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Thunder: Visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives past Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — LeBron James scored 37 points, and the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers got a much different result this time against the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 120-112 victory on Tuesday night.It was Cleveland’s second straight win since adding George Hill, Rodney Hood, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. in trades, and their fourth straight victory overall.ADVERTISEMENT The Thunder trimmed their deficit to five in the final minute and could have come closer, but Alex Abrines missed a 3-pointer, and Nance got free for a dunk to seal the win for Cleveland.The Cavaliers led 62-57 at halftime. James had 16 points, four rebounds and five assists, and Smith had 15 points on five 3-pointers. Adams scored 15 points before the break for Oklahoma City.TIP-INSCavaliers: A double foul was called on Nance and Oklahoma City’s Raymond Felton after they got tangled up in the second quarter. … Cleveland shot 54 percent in the first half and 51 percent overall. … Committed just seven turnovers.Thunder: Westbrook was issued a technical foul in the first quarter. It was his 12th of the season. … Had just two turnovers in the first half. … Outrebounded the Cavaliers 51-41.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host the Washington Wizards on Feb. 22.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kane leads Spurs’ recovery in 2-2 draw at Juventus 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew J.R. Smith added 18 points for the Cavaliers, who lost to the Thunder 148-124 on Jan. 20 with a very different roster.Paul George scored 25 points and Carmelo Anthony 24 for the Thunder. Steven Adams added 22 points and 17 rebounds, and Russell Westbrook scored 21 points. Westbrook and Anthony had missed the past two games with sprained ankles.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 folkJames scored 14 points in the first five minutes of the third quarter, including two 3-pointers, to give Cleveland a 78-68 lead. He was 6 for 6 from the field during that stretch. The Thunder responded with an 8-0 run to get back into the game. Cleveland took a 91-87 edge into the fourth quarter.The Cavaliers took control in the fourth, and a layup by James after driving on George pushed the Cavaliers ahead 115-106 with 49 seconds to play. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View commentslast_img read more

first_imgLinden Magistrate Wanda Fortune sentenced 31-year-old Sunil Nanhu to three years’ imprisonment after he admitted to a charge of trafficking in narcotics.Nanhu, of Lot 598 Bell West Housing Scheme, West Bank Demerara, was charged with the offence of being in possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. He was arrested by Police on February 21 at Kwakwani, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) after he was found in possession of 265 grams of cannabis leaves, seeds and stems.He pleaded guilty to the offence when he made his first appearance before the Linden Magistrate’s Court. In addition to the jail time, he was fined $397,500.last_img read more

first_img…over fears of vessel sinking in Essequibo RiverAn alarming amount of water accumulated on the lower deck of the MV Sabanto on Thursday as the vessel was plying its regular route from Parika to Supenaam during high tide, and panic erupted on board ship as fear began to spread that the vessel was on the verge of sinking in the Essequibo River.The MV SabantoAccording to information reaching Guyana Times, a female passenger had ventured onto the lower deck and noticed the large amount of water; and she raised an alarm that resulted in scores of persons rushing to secure themselves with lifejackets in anticipation of the vessel going under.Although the vessel’s operators were unable to identify the source of the influx, they managed to complete the journey to Supenaam, whereupon the vessel was docked and remains at the stelling.It is unclear whether the inflow of water was due to a compromise in the vessel, or whether the accumulation had simply resulted from waves overtopping the sides of the vessel because of the intense current; but Police and the Public Infrastructure Ministry have since been notified about the incident, and an investigation has been launched, wherein several passengers were questioned in relation to what had transpired.The MV Sabanto was acquired by the previous Government to operate the said Parika-Supenaam route. The vessel had been out of service for a lengthy period, after it had crashed into the Supenaam Stelling in July of last year and had sustained extensive damage.last_img read more

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – At least three Santa Clarita City Council members will attend Thursday’s prayer breakfast at the Valencia Hyatt, but no city staff will go. The keynote speaker at the privately sponsored Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is Ralph Drollinger, who called Catholicism a false religion and castigated mothers who are also legislators in Sacramento, saying their first priority should be raising their children. Mayor Marsha McLean is scheduled to speak at the event, which is organized by the Dunamis Group, a Christian business men’s group. So far, more than 240 people have registered to attend the event. Councilmen Tim Ben Boydston and Bob Kellar said they will attend. Council members Frank Ferry and Laurene Weste could not be reached to say what their plans are. “I don’t know a lot about it because I’ve never been to the prayer breakfast before, but I’m very interested to go to the prayer breakfast,” Boydston said. “I think the City Council could use all the prayer we could get.” No city staff members plan to attend, said Gail Ortiz, a spokeswoman for the city. Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, a former mayor, will be in Sacramento and cannot attend, but he recorded a taped address for the event. “I just encouraged the attendees and thanked them for their support, and offered my encouragement to Mayor McLean, because I know it can be challenging, and she will feel some pressure for participating in it,” he said. Smyth, who recently spoke at a West Ranch Town Council meeting about the challenges of being in Sacramento away from his family, said he disagrees with Drollinger’s criticism of state legislators who are also mothers. Drollinger is president of Capitol Ministries, based in Sacramento. “I don’t subscribe to those comments,” Smyth said. “I think being a legislator is a difficult job, and I certainly congratulate anyone who’s willing to do it. And it’s just as hard on fathers as well as mothers.” Both Boydston and Kellar, who said they are Christians, said they might attend Thursday’s Santa Clarita Valley Interfaith Council prayer meeting outside City Hall, if their schedules allow it. That event was organized to involve more faiths out of concern that the prayer breakfast is singularly Christian. Thursday is the National Day of Prayer, an annual event that was first created in a resolution signed in 1952 by President Harry S. Truman. The resolution was amended in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan, scheduling the event on the first Thursday in May. But the idea of a federal proclamation for nationwide prayer has never had universal support. Back in 1808, Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter to a minister that he opposed it on constitutional grounds. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa participated in an interfaith mayor’s prayer breakfast on March 3. Former Montana Gov. Judy Martz on Thursday will be the guest speaker at Lancaster’s 16th annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. Santa Clarita’s third annual prayer breakfast has been advertised as the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, but the mayor is not sponsoring the event. Kellar said he will attend Thursday out of curiosity. “I know it’s a very controversial issue, but I do want to attend,” Kellar said. “There’s a possibility I’ll be mayor next year, and I want to see what’s going on first-hand.” (661) 257-5253160Want 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

first_imgSteven Gerrard’s farewell is almost over. It’s certainly dragged on a bit, but the end is nigh. A new era beckons for Liverpool.The veteran midfielder’s final appearance for the Merseysiders will be at the Britannia Stadium this weekend as the curtain is brought down not only on the 34-year-old’s Premier League career, but also a disappointing season for Brendan Rodgers’ side.Meanwhile, another player is also facing an Anfield exit, but at the opposite end of the scale. Few fans will wish Raheem Sterling well, should the 20-year-old’s efforts to engineer a move away from the club succeed. Although the flying forward has insisted that his frustration is been borne out of ambition, rather than financial gain, his reputation is at an all-time low among Kopites.The youngster’s expected exit, unlike Gerrard’s, will not be met with tears, but could even be considered a “godsend”, as Liverpool title-winner Ray Houghton exclusively told talkSPORT.If Sterling’s departure is confirmed, the Merseysiders may well have a rather healthy transfer budget this summer. If the fee that is received for the England international is reinvested into the club’s first-team squad, Liverpool’s starting line up could have a very different feel to the one that is set to finish the current campaign.Here are three options that discuss a new-look Liverpool, with several current players bolstered by a sprinkling of potential new arrivals. Could any of these scenarios help the Reds force their way back into the Champions League places next term?Option 1:Philippe Coutinho’s contract negotiations were signed, sealed and delivered long before Liverpool failed to secure a place in next season’s Champions League. He is committed to the cause and well liked by the fans. The Brazilian has proven himself to be a real weapon throughout the current campaign and could thrive if handed a central role on a consistent basis.Meanwhile, a potent front three consisting only of Englishman would pose problems for any defence in the division. The arrival of Theo Walcott would ensure that Rodgers has the ability to field a side that contains a man in possession of frightening pace. Defenders in the Premier League often struggle to curb Sterling’s runs inside, and from deep. A similar role could be fulfilled by the Arsenal forward. Brendan Rodgers Option 2:The formation pictured below may lack natural width, but the central midfield three would provide a blend of power, presence and technique to help make Liverpool extremely difficult to break down, but also capable of breaking with speed. Geoffrey Kondogbia does not possess the same passing repertoire as Gerrard, but he has the legs to provide the surging runs that the club’s skipper used to in his pomp.Of course, the arrival of the Monaco man represents a gamble given that he has only recently rose to prominence, but he will certainly be hungry for success.The same can be said of Christian Benteke. The early stages of the Belgian front man’s season was disrupted through injury, but he has returned to form under Tim Sherwood and scored 13 goals in 28 appearances in England’s top tier this term.Given that he is proven on these shores, is still relatively young and would not cost a huge amount, the 24-year-old could be everything that both Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli were supposed to be and more.Option 3:Liverpool need to improve their front line whether Sterling leaves or not. Luis Suarez’s departure last summer led to a dramatic decline in the side’s attacking threat, along with Sturridge’s ongoing injury crisis. Sterling was often utilised as a centre forward in an attempt to mask such deficiencies, but the Jamaican-born forward was unable to carry the mantle.His exit should prompt further strengthening in such an area and if a cheap acquisition is what Liverpool are in the market for, they need look no further than Danny Ings. The striker is set to leave Burnley on a free transfer and Rodgers could snap the England Under-21 forward up for a minor compensation package.Of course, the 23-year-old would have a huge task on his hands if he was installed as first choice, but Rodgers would be able to use him sparingly alongside Sturridge as an option for certain opponents, or late on in a finely-poised match. Likewise for Divock Origi, who is set to be welcomed into the fold on a permanent basis following his loan spell at Lille.The front line may not contain the marquee names fans will crave, but surely it represent a better option than some that have ben fielded during Sturridge’s injury struggles throughout the season? 4 How would you like to see Liverpool line up next season? Which players would you look to bring in? Join the debate and share your thoughts by posting a comment below…last_img read more

first_imgQ I am fairly new here, and I work with another employee on most projects. Whenever he has a criticism of my work, he sends me an e-mail and sends a copy to our boss. If I tell him to stop doing this, he’ll report it to my boss. If I say nothing, he’ll keep reporting on me. What do you suggest? A It is difficult to work effectively when you have an associate who is effectively working against you. It is rather surprising that your manager has done nothing to stop this online bashing, as it is clearly divisive and disruptive. Besides, who is this co-worker who somehow thinks he is supposed to be criticizing your work? Perhaps your manager has been encouraging him to play this role, and that is not a good sign. One tip-off is that if such tattling and prattling were not expected or accepted, your boss would have put a stop to it. The best way to find out what is going on here is to meet with this co-worker and discuss the matter. You should try to use a question-and-answer approach and basically ask him why he is doing this. His answer is going to help you determine your next step. For example, if he says the boss needs to know about these kinds of matters, then perhaps you should follow that guideline as well. If your co-worker thinks that you will be copying the boss on your communications to him, perhaps he will think twice about this whole matter. Q We provide our employees with treats at the end of the week, and we use this as a form of recognition and appreciation, as well as an opportunity for the employees to mingle with one another. I was shocked the other day when a few employees said they don’t like the treats and would prefer something different, something better. I told them I’d keep their comments in mind. However, I am quite annoyed that they would complain about a gift. What do you make of this? A There is an epidemic of entitlement that is spreading through many companies, and it appears that yours has not been spared. Unfortunately, there is no inoculation to prevent it. It is easy for employers to become annoyed and insulted when employees display this type of behavior, and the temptation is to simply tell them that if they do not like the treats, there is an easy solution: Stay in their work areas and keep working. Treats are not mandatory. However, it is best to let the temptation to say this pass by. One of the best ways to handle these types of comments is to ask the employees for their suggestions for the next round of treats. Take a look at their ideas, and if they make sense and fall within the budget, give them a try. And if their ideas are not feasible, let the employees know why, and then ask for more suggestions. In the meantime, take pleasure in having some employees who enjoy the treats and provide you with a two-word treat in return: thank you. Ken Lloyd is an Encino-based management consultant, coach and author who specializes in organizational behavior. He is the author of “Jerks at Work: How to Deal With People Problems and Problem People.” Write to him at local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Q I just interviewed an applicant who looked perfect on paper. His interview went well, but I have one lingering doubt. He has a very weak handshake. On several occasions, I have heard that this is a sign of weak character, and that is the last thing we need here. This applicant did not have a hand injury or anything like that. Since I have this doubt, should I look at other applicants? AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.A Instead of looking at other applicants, you should look at yourself. You are making a major business decision, as well as a decision that will profoundly affect the life of another person, and you are basing your decision on nothing more than a stereotype. There is absolutely no correlation between a person’s handshake and his or her character. The notion about the relationship between a person’s handshake and his or her character has been bandied about for many years, and this fact alone has caused many people to believe it. However, there are many age-old truisms that have been around for eons and lack even the slightest hint of truth. If you want to know about the strength of this applicant’s character, take a look at the best indicator of his character, namely his past behavior. By gathering a clear picture of his work history, you will have no problem discerning a true measure of his character. If you rely on a handshake to make this determination, you are on shaky ground. last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.She said she has specific plans on Social Security, diplomacy and health care. “I have been standing against the Republicans, George Bush and Dick Cheney,” she said, “and I will continue to do so, and I think Democrats know that.” It was the Democrats’ first debate in a month, and during that time Clinton has solidified her front-runner position, gaining in polls, taking the lead in fundraising and dominating the agenda. The Iowa caucuses are scheduled for Jan. 3, and the New Hampshire primary could be even earlier. Clinton defended her Senate vote in favor of designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist group. Obama, Edwards and others have said President Bush could interpret the measure as congressional approval for a military attack. Edwards caustically challenged Clinton’s claim that she stands up to the Bush administration. “So the way to do that is to vote yes on a resolution that looks like it was written literally by the neocons?” he said. “In my view, rushing to war – we should not be doing that – but we shouldn’t be doing nothing,” Clinton said. “And that means we should not let them acquire nuclear weapons, and the best way to prevent that is a full court press on the diplomatic front.” PHILADELPHIA -Democrats Barack Obama and John Edwards sharply challenged Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s candor, consistency and judgment Tuesday in a televised debate that underscored her front-runner status two months before the first presidential primary votes. Obama, the Illinois senator, began immediately, saying Clinton has changed her positions on the North American Free Trade Agreement, torture policies and the Iraq war. Leadership, he said, does not mean “changing positions whenever it’s politically convenient.” Edwards, the former North Carolina senator, was even sharper at times, saying Clinton “defends a broken system that’s corrupt in Washington, D.C.” He stood by his earlier claim that she has engaged in “doubletalk.” Clinton, standing between the two men, largely shrugged off the remarks and defended her positions. She has been the focus of Republican candidates’ “conversations and consternation,” she said, because she is leading in the polls. Clinton also was the main focus during a discussion of the Iraq war. Again, Edwards leveled the toughest charges against the New York senator. “If you believe that combat missions should be continued in Iraq” without a timetable for withdrawal, Edwards said, “then Senator Clinton is your candidate.” Edwards vowed to have all combat troops out of Iraq “in my first year in office.” Clinton replied forcefully, saying “I stand for ending the war in Iraq, bringing our troops home.” She added, however, that “it is going to take time,” and some troops must remain to fight al-Qaida in Iraq. “I don’t know how you pursue al-Qaida without engaging them in combat,” she said.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

first_imgTHERE are many properties with stunning views in County Donegal; it’s the nature of the place.But with that said, there aren’t many with the view that comes with this beautiful four-bed bungalow overlooking Creevy Pier.Exceptional setting with uninterrupted views of Creevy Pier and Donegal Bay. Much sought after location in an area where planning permission is extremely difficult to obtain; only a minute’s walk to Creevy Pier Hotel, three miles from Ballyshannon and Rossnowlagh. The home comes with a Lounge, Dining Room, Family Room, Kitchen with Dining Area, Utility room and a Study.It has a fuel shed, a spring well – and landscaped gardens.The price tag? €375,000.Anderson Auctioneers: 07497 22888. Selling? email and get it SOLD!DD PROPERTY: STUNNING HOME OVERLOOKING CREEVY PIER was last modified: April 15th, 2016 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:BallyshannonCreevydonegalDonegal Daily Propertyproperty for salelast_img read more