MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “This is my second opportunity for a World title and I have nothing to lose, I am going to become the new World champion,” said Gesta as per WBA’s official Twitter account. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Time to ‘act now’ as road gets tougher for free-falling NLEX Weights from LA: Jorge Linares 135Lbs – Mercito Gesta 134.8 Lbs. WBA Lightweight Championship #LinaresGesta pic.twitter.com/IzFZ6pDaiw— WBA Boxing (@WBABoxing) January 26, 2018Mercito Gesta doesn’t let his stature in the lightweight division deter his unwavering confidence ahead of his title fight against WBA, The Ring World lightweight champion Jorge Linares.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 folkDespite being the no. 26 boxer in the division as per BoxRec and no. 15 in WBA’s ratings, the 30-year-old challenger is confident he will soon wear the black-and-gold belt.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases And if Gesta is new to the World title scene, Linares is the polar opposite.Linares (43-3) will go to his seventh straight World title fight and 13th overall.And in the 12 title fights the 32-year-old Venezuelan featured in, he tacked a record of 12-2.“I am in a great moment and I do not want anyone to take it from me,” said Linares.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track .@JorgeLinares : “I am in a great moment and I do not want anyone to take it from me”.@TheRealMGesta : “This is my second opportunity for a world title and I have nothing to lose, I am going to become the new world champion”.#LinaresGesta pic.twitter.com/koYTQBbcWy— WBA Boxing (@WBABoxing) January 26, 2018Gesta (31-1-2) clocked in at 134.8 lbs while champion Linares was at 135 lbs, the limit for the lightweight division.This fight marks Gesta’s first title fight since 2012 when he lost to Miguel Vazquez for the IBF belt.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We’re so ecstatic because after two years of losing in the finals, we finally won it,” said the MVP Ella in Filipino.In the men’s division, Palo Lim and Joshua Mina of EAC also completed a perfect 11-0 sweep after breaking down University of Perpetual Help’s duo of Joebert Almodiel and Rey Taneo, 17-21, 21-17, 15-13.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLim and MVP Mina’s win also marked the Generals’ first title in the beach volleyball tournament. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano San Beda walked away from the sand courts looking as immaculate as the summer sun after fending off Emilio Aguinaldo College, 21-17, 21-10, to complete a sweep of the NCAA Season 93 women’s beach volleyball tournament Saturday at Boardwalk in Subic.Twins Ella and Nieza Viray, who are two-time silver finishers in the beach volleyball circuit, gave San Beda its first title in the tournament after pulling off an 11-0 season sweep.ADVERTISEMENT Jaja sees level playing field in 2nd round LATEST STORIES
Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano City took the lead in the eighth minute through Gabriel Jesus in his first start in 2018, but Mohamed Elyounoussi equalized in the 17th and Basel regularly broke through the home side’s midfield in the final hour of the game.Wing back Michael Lang earned Basel its latest victory over a Premier League giant by smashing a rising shot inside the near post through goalkeeper Claudio Bravo’s attempted save in the 71st.“You will find in all the clubs in the world,” Guardiola said, “that when you make six changes, the team is not the same.”Still, City’s first home loss since a 3-1 defeat to Chelsea in the Premier League in December 2016 came as a surprise.And it was something to savor for Basel, the Swiss champion that has been a scourge of English powers with wins over Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham in European competition since 2011.ADVERTISEMENT Basel’s Michael Lang, second from left, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Champions League, round of 16, second leg soccer match between Manchester City and Basel at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)MANCHESTER, England — With its first home loss in 15 months, Manchester City ended up stumbling into the quarterfinals of the Champions League on Wednesday.Not that Pep Guardiola was particularly bothered about a surprise 2-1 home loss to Basel.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings “This kind of position is not going to happen in the quarterfinals, where you have a 4-0 (lead) from the first leg,” the City coach said. “When it’s scary to be (knocked) out, the rhythm will be completely different.”Indeed, it was difficult to draw too many conclusions from what was only City’s fourth loss of the season in all competitions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkA 4-0 win in Switzerland in the first leg three weeks ago made qualification almost a formality for a team that is 16 points clear in the Premier League and one of the favorites to win the Champions League.Guardiola fielded a virtual reserve side at Etihad Stadium for the return match, and making six changes from its previous game disrupted the fluency of the team’s passing and pressing game. Elyounoussi played a key role in the winning goal, slipping the ball through for Lang to fire home from an acute angle.City is in the Champions League quarterfinals for only the second time.“Maybe people will think the way we played today, we are not able to fight to go through,” Guardiola said. “We will see.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 “We have a certain pride,” Basel coach Raphael Wicky said, “and against a team that plays every three days and is beating everyone, it’s very special.”City advanced 5-2 on aggregate and became the second English team through to the quarterfinals, after Liverpool from Tuesday.Tottenham couldn’t make it three, though, losing 2-1 to Juventus at Wembley Stadium as the Italian side clinched a 4-3 aggregate victory. Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala scored goals in the space of three minutes as Juventus came from behind following Son Heung-min’s opener.There are still chances for Premier League sides Manchester United and Chelsea next week.With qualification all but secured from the first leg, Guardiola played many of his fringe players — like 34-year-old Yaya Toure and a player half his age, English prodigy Phil Foden — and it showed at times.According to football data supplier Opta, City completed 978 passes — the most recorded by a side in a Champions League match since Opta began compiling stats in 2003-04. Many of those passes lacked penetration, though.“To just pass for itself is nothing,” Guardiola said. “The second half was really, really poor.”Jesus worked hard in his first start since a serious knee injury sustained on Dec. 31 but he was understandably rusty, the ball sometimes not sticking when it was played into him.The Brazil striker was in the right place at the right time for his goal, though, tapping in from close range at the far post from Bernardo Silva’s low, teasing cross. It was his first goal in his last 14 appearances.It was from one of those regular breaks in behind Toure that Basel scored its equalizer, with Blas Riveros’ cross deflecting off John Stones into the path of Elyounoussi, who drove home a shot from 10 meters. 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Portugal can eliminate Morocco from World Cup Even if it wasn’t pretty for a half, Belgium did what it was supposed to do in Group G. The victory keeps the team on track for its final group match against England, which is likely to determine the top spot.Panama needs a result against England if it wants any opportunity of the final group game against Tunisia to have meaning.KEY TO SUCCESSBelgium was finally able to finish its chances after seeing several attempts in the first half end up in the side netting or punched away by Penedo.Panama’s defense was stingy but also disorganized at times and became even more susceptible after Mertens’ goal forced Panama to push forward looking for an equalizer.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Belgium is now unbeaten in its last six World Cup openers, dating back to 1986.Panama was unable to duplicate what Senegal accomplished in 2002 as the last team to win in its World Cup debut. The Central Americans played their style — physical, aggressive, sometimes looking more like wrestling than soccer — and managed to hang with the Red Devils for more than an hour. But they never created threatening scoring chances — Panama scored only nine goals in 10 World Cup qualifying matches — and eventually Belgium finished its opportunities.The emotion was heavy for the Panamanians who flocked to the Black Sea resort town to see the country play its first World Cup match. Fans cried at hearing their national anthem and the players on the field fought their own emotions while singing. Their voices rose with every Panama attack and the singing and dancing almost never stopped. Panama’s players stayed on the field to salute the fans several minutes after the match ended.Luminaries like Panama President Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez and baseball star Mariano Rivera were in attendance. They would have just preferred something a little less challenging than one of the pre-tournament favorites.GROUP DYNAMICSADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku, left, fails to score past Panama’s Roman Torres and goalkeeper Jaime Penedo, right, during the group G match between Belgium and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)SOCHI, Russia — Dries Mertens’ perfectly struck volley finally opened up Panama and allowed Romelu Lukaku to take full advantage.Lukaku scored two goals in a six-minute span in the second half as Belgium earned a 3-0 victory over Panama in its World Cup opener on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Saddled with massive expectations and a lineup of talent the envy of other teams in the tournament, Belgium finally showed flashes of being the dominant team worthy of title consideration.The two goals from Lukaku came shortly after Mertens scored from about 18 yards in the opening moments of the second half, finally relieving some pressure after Belgium was unable to break down Panama for the first 45 minutes.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 crownLukaku’s first goal came 20 minutes later, but the pass from Kevin De Bruyne made it possible. Rather than shooting through a crowd of Panama defenders, De Bruyne cut a pass with the outside of his right foot onto Lukaku’s head and into the net.Lukaku added a second on a breakaway minutes later, chipping Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo as he left his net. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View comments
Bar Association Conference controversy…more concerned about constitutional challenge caseFollowing his threats of salary cuts and warnings, Attorney General (AG) and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams was dismissive when questioned about his staff being disallowed from attending a two-day Oil and Gas Law Conference, organised by the Guyana Bar Association (GBA).It was late last week that judges, magistrates and lawyers from across the country gathered for discussions aimed at exploring the legal framework of the oil and gas sector.However, legal practitioners attached to the AG’s Chambers and Legal Affairs Ministry were warned not to attend the event.Guyana Times contacted the Minister to garner the reasoning behind his decision to implement such a policy, especially when he was overseas, but the AG, in the brief interview, avoided the questions, having observed that he was more focused on preparations for the constitutional challenge case at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).“I wasn’t in the country…right now I’m preparing for the CCJ, so I can’t get distracted. Right now, you can’t ask me that, I am looking after CCJ and the third term,” Williams told this newspaper. After this brief disclosure, he discontinued the conversation.The conference was the brainchild of acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards. However, in a memorandum dated March 8, 2018 that was placed in the office, staffers were barred from attending the Conference without the permission of the AG and Legal Affairs Minister.The notice, which was seen by this newspaper, stated, “Please be informed that ‘no staff’ is permitted to attend the Guyana Oil and Gas Law Training Development Conference event hosted by the Guyana Bar Association on Friday 9th March, 2018 without the permission of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister.” The memo, which was in the name of acting Permanent Secretary Tamika Barkoye, had further warned staffers that their salaries would be cut if they did not adhere to the order.“Please note that absence from work will result in salary deduction,” the memo added.Guyana Times had made efforts to contact the Legal Affairs Ministry’s PS for a comment and further clarification on the matter, but she was “unavailable”.This publication reported that the Minister’s move might have been because the organisers of the Conference did not facilitate his schedule when hosting the event. The GBA is headed by Attorney-at-Law Kamal Ramkarran.Several of Minister Williams’ Cabinet colleagues, who are also legal practitioners, attended the opening of the Conference: Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman; acting Prime Minister and Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan and Minister of State, Joseph Harmon.Minister Trotman had delivered a detailed presentation on the oil and gas sector, touching on the ExxonMobil contract, oil discoveries and the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy.
The game didn’t go Dawson Creek’s way as early on Whitecourt was able to dominate with a power play goal 8 minutes into the first. After the first period, the Wolverines lead 3-0. In the second it was all Wolverines as they picked up another four goals. The third period wasn’t much different as the Wolverines got two more goals and the Canucks finally got on the board at the 9 minute mark with a goal from Stuart Weaver. That would be all for the Canucks as the Wolverines went on to win 9-1.- Advertisement -Dawson Creek will now host Fort St. John next Friday at the Memorial Arena.
-Barbara J. Cohen Tarzana Police union responds Re your editorial on Los Angeles Police Department financial disclosures (“Rogue cops,” Our Opinions, March 9): Neither the Los Angeles Police Protective League nor anyone else has suggested that LAPD officers should break any law. Officers have indicated they would rather be transferred than be subject to the privacy invasion of financial-disclosure requirements. It is their right to make this decision. You are also off base suggesting that the LAPPL has not tried to bring attention to the greater problems of the consent decree. The LAPPL has consistently and publicly been making the case that the cost and onerous requirements of the consent decree are ultimately doing more damage than good. – Bob Baker President Los Angeles Police Protective League Money madness Once again our government is attempting to add a dollar coin to our currency with no respect for the wishes of its citizens. This arrogance is matched only by the similar insanity that has filled the U.S. Treasury’s vaults to overflowing with rejected examples of past administrative stupidity. (Remember Sacagawea?) Maybe it’s time to launch an investigation to determine the source of these ridiculous ideas and stick whoever is responsible down in those deep subterranean caverns, never to be heard from again. Oh, and don’t listen to those who are advocating the elimination of the penny. We’re going to need every one of those during the massive depression that is sure to follow Washington’s current catastrophic financial policies. – Dale Blackwell Granada Hills Beatles invasion So Heather McCartney received $56 million from Paul. Too bad she didn’t take him for every cent he has – because The Beatles were America’s first invasion of internal terrorists. By singing and selling their double-entendre songs to the limited 1960s mentality that prevailed at the time and by openly taking drugs, these four, lower than low, have brought the United States to where we are today: still trying to combat the plague of these four deadly bugs who infested the minds and bodies of far too many innocent youths who turned into far too many not-so-innocent adults. – Paul Vaughn Van Nuys March your calendar Re “Patriot Act abuses outrage Congress” (March 10): It seems a day doesn’t go by without another scandal in the Bush regime. – Jerry F. Piro Sun Valley Priceless trees Re “Tree plan short on long green” (March 9): Cost of tree – $12. Actual cost of planted tree – $101. Cost of planting tree under utility lines or over sewers – priceless. – Llona Buratti Northridge160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Woodland Hills Apathy answer Re “Apathy and cynicism” (Our Opinions, March 8): So, let me get this straight: On the one hand, you chastise Valley voters for not turning out for the March 6 election for Los Angeles Unified School District board members (your editorial the day after the election). On the other hand, in your editorial “L for losers”, dated March 10, you indicate the voters who did cast ballots were duped into passing Measure L – and in the same sentence you say the result was that the “do-nothing school board” was rewarded with higher salaries! “Do-nothing school board”? Could this be the answer as to why the voters didn’t turn out? Re “Valley voters backing Galatzan” (March 13): Sounds obvious to me: For controlling the education of our children, we can vote for Jon Lauritzen, a teacher who has worked in education his whole life, or Tamar Galatzan, a lawyer backed by the downtown power brokers. I’ve never met either of these folks. All I know is that they must get their names misspelled regularly and that Lauritzen is the only one qualified for the job. – Marshall Abernathy
“Through the opportunities we have had primarily with the Fair Share agreement, and the policies council has had in place and has stayed focused on, we threw about $100 million into roads and related infrastructure.“Do we have more to do, yes we do. But we’ve come along way in 10 years,” she said.The survey areas where Fort St. John scored well included low unemployment, high incomes, healthy population growth, and low taxes.As a result, it was ranked 21st among the smallest cities in the country, and second only to Comox in B.C., with a population under 30,000.Advertisement Having just attended the annual conference of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in Edmonton, Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman will now travel to the Maritimes where she will address an Energy East Conference in New Brunswick.“Fort St. John is very much on the minds of people that are interested in municipalities and how things are going,” Ackerman said in an interview.“How we’ve approached our industry and how we’ve worked with our industry is significantly different than other regions, because local governments are not decision makers. So, how do you create that opportunity to work with the industry, and create, if you need, community measures agreements.”- Advertisement -Her address this week follows word last week that among the major centres in this region, only Fort St. John moved forward this year in the annual MoneySense magazine rankings of the best places to live in Canada.While Fort St. John jumped from 96th to 47th place among the 209 cities surveyed across the country, Grande Prairie dropped from 51st to 107th, Dawson Creek from 73 to 113, and Prince George from 148 to 163.“What a lot of people don’t recognize in Fort St. John is that 10 years ago over 50 per cent of our roads were gravel with open ditches,” said Ackerman.Advertisement
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champBefore the current storm, the last storm to produced more than an inch was in April 2006, Seto said. Though only about an inch of rain fell in most areas since Monday night, rainfall totals were much higher in the mountains. In Warm Springs, in the Angeles National Forest near Castaic, 3.95 inches fell. At the fire station in Malibu’s Monte Nido area, 2.13 inches fell as of 7 a.m., but no slides were reported in canyon areas denuded by the wildfires that broke out Nov. 24 atop Corral Canyon and Oct. 21 in Malibu Canyon. In Orange County’s fire-denuded Santiago and Modjeska canyons, no flooding or mudslides were reported. Parts of that burn area, in the Cleveland National Forest, have been coated with hydromulch, a gummy mixture of wood and paper that helps hold hillsides together. For the first time in two years, rainfall totals in Los Angeles were running ahead of the seasonal norm today. A little more than an inch of rain fell at the National Weather Service station at USC over the past day or so and, as of midnight, the seasonal total came to 3.34 inches since July 1, according to Stuart Seto of the NWS. The seasonal norm is 2.85 inches for this time of year, he said. In an average year, Los Angeles gets about 15 inches of rain, but last year only about 3.21 inches fell, making it the driest on record in 130 years. During the 2005-06 rainy season, the total was 11.6 inches. In the mountains, 3-7 inches of snow fell at elevations of 6,500 feet or more, and a NWS snow advisory remained in effect through noon. Seto said the brunt of the storm had passed, but a chance of showers would remain in the forecast through tomorrow. The weekend should be dry, and Monday and Tuesday — Christmas Day — should be mostly clear and warmer, with highs in the mid 60s and lower 70s. About 280 accidents handled by the California Highway Patrol in Los Angeles County between 5 p.m. yesterday and 5 a.m. today, compared to about 75 during the same period last week, said CHP Officer David Porter. One of those accidents left one person dead, he said, adding that it happened around 9 p.m. yesterday in Phillips Ranch. Details on the wreck were not expected until after 8 a.m. The storm brought 1.14 inches of rain in downtown Los Angeles, according to the NWS, with much heavier rainfall in Los Angeles County mountain areas, including 2 inches at Camp 9. The rain triggered power outages in Northridge, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power reported. It said that 25,500 customers were affected by outages, some of them brief, that spanned almost 10 hours, ending at 4:30 a.m., said Gale Harris of the DWP. Following are some other rainfall totals, as of 7 a.m.: — Bel-Air Hotel, 1.57 inches — Ballona Creek at Sawtelle Boulevard, 1.26 inches — Hollywood Reservoir, 0.99 inches — Los Angeles River at Firestone Boulevard, 0.72 inches — Chatsworth, 0.81 inches — Pacoima Dam, 1.85 inches — Santa Fe Dam, 1.14 inches 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A total of six Donegal festivals and projects have been allocated a total of €509,000 through the Arts Council.The Arts Council, the Irish government agency for funding and developing the arts, said it was investing the cash in projects with proven track records of delivering great arts experiences for people all over the county and beyond.The funding comes through the Arts Council’s three main annual grants programmes. In addition, people in Donegal will enjoy the arts through Arts Council funding for touring, projects and bursaries for talented artists throughout the year.The organisations to receive annual funding from the Arts Council for the period to the end of March 2014 are:An Grianán Theatre – €100,000Balor Arts Centre – €28,000 Cló Ceardlann na gCnoc – €45,000Earagail Arts Festival – €165,000Regional Cultural Centre – €135,000Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy – €36,000The ever-popular Earagail Arts Festival will swing into action in July, filling sixteen days with the very best in Irish and international visual art; music; theatre; dance; literature; film; children’s events and much more. Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy will continue to attract students and audiences of traditional music to Gaoth Dobhair through its programme of workshops and performances.In Letterkenny, An Grianáin Theatre will give local audiences and visitors the opportunity to enjoy the very best local, national and international arts and entertainment events including drama, comedy, music, dance and much more throughout 2013.The Chairman of the Arts Council Pat Moylan said his body is delighted to be able to continue supporting and developing the arts in Donegal.“For over 60 years the Arts Council has been at the forefront of developing and promoting the arts and even with reduced funding, the Arts Council continues to build a central place for the arts in Irish life.” “Despite that funding to the arts has been cut by around 30 per cent since 2008, we recognise that work of the Arts Council produces an important social dividend that positively impacts on the quality of life of citizens across the country. Not only this, but the arts play a vital role in our economy, especially in job creation and tourism. Therefore, we see it as vital to areas such as Donegal and other areas across the country that support for the arts is maintained.”“As the year progresses, we will be announcing further funding to individual artists and to groups undertaking projects, festivals and other events.”ARTS BOOST AS €500,000 ALLOCATED FOR SIX DONEGAL FESTIVALS AND PROJECTS was last modified: March 12th, 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:cash boostDonegal County CouncilFESTIVALS