They eventually sent him back to the locker room with a standing ovation, acknowledging the talent displayed by Federer during a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 victory over 22nd-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France in the fourth round Monday, yes, but also his superiority over the course of a career that has produced eight Wimbledon championships and 20 Grand Slam titles, both records for a man.Federer, who has won 32 consecutive sets at the tournament and held serve 81 games in a row, was asked whether he paused for even a moment to wonder why he wasn’t being given more of a test.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Not really,” said Federer, the No. 1 seed. “I’m telling myself, ‘Why didn’t I break the first game of the second?’”His mastery was only the beginning of things for those who spent 120 pounds (about $160) to be at Center Court and were afforded the rare treat of watching three of the greatest to ever lift a tennis racket. MOST READ It’s official: LeBron James signs 4-year, $153.3M deal with Lakers Federer was followed by Serena Williams, she of the seven Wimbledon trophies among her 23 majors, who was hardly challenged in a 6-2, 6-2 win against 120th-ranked qualifier Evgeniya Rodina of Russia. And Williams was followed by Rafael Nadal — two titles at Wimbledon, 17 at all Slams — who dispatched 93rd-ranked Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-3, 6-4.The only other Wimbledon champion left in either bracket, Novak Djokovic, beat 40th-ranked Karen Khachanov 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 on No. 1 Court, then said he’d like to get as much time on Centre Court as Federer and Nadal do.Was Mannarino intimidated by playing in that hallowed arena?“The fact that it is the Centre Court, and the fact that it is a lot of people in the stands — it’s not changing anything, actually. The only different thing is that it’s Federer in front of me, and he’s a really good opponent. It makes the job harder,” Mannarino said. “This is what is not easy to handle.”He showed up wearing a plain white T-shirt, bereft of any obvious sponsor’s logos, looking like someone out for a casual hitting session in a public park. At least it appeared to be the right size. What a difference from a week ago, when Federer’s debut of new duds after splitting from Nike drew so many headlines.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ It took Mannarino so much toil and trouble to win one game, saving four break points to hold to begin the second set. He was able to tread water until 5-all, when Federer returned a 123 mph serve, quickly gained control of a baseline exchange, then hopped and screamed, “Come on!” as a backhand flew long for the break. Federer also broke, then held to end the match.“I think,” Federer said when it was over, “I can be very pleased.”The women’s quarterfinals are Tuesday, with Williams vs. Camila Giorgi, two-time major champion Angelique Kerber vs. No. 14 Daria Kasatkina, 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko vs. Dominika Cibulkova, and No. 13 Julia Goerges vs. No. 20 Kiki Bertens.On Wednesday, Federer will play No. 8 Kevin Anderson, a South African who was the 2017 U.S. Open runner-up and advanced with a 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 5-7, 7-6 (4) victory over Gael Monfils.“I mean, I’m definitely going to have to look at it the right way. I think the right way of looking at it is: It’s an opportunity to test myself against a player of Roger’s caliber,” said Anderson, who is 0-4 against Federer. “These are the matches we work so hard for, me and my whole team.”The other matchup on the top half of the draw is No. 9 John Isner against No. 13 Milos Raonic, who beat Federer in the 2016 semifinals before losing in the final.On the bottom half of the bracket, it’ll be 12-time major champion Djokovic against 2014 U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori, and No. 2 seed Nadal against either 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro or Gilles Simon. Del Potro was leading Simon two sets to one when their match was suspended because of darkness Monday night.Anderson, Isner and Nishikori all reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time.For Nadal, this marks a return. He hadn’t been this far at the All England Club since 2011, losing to men ranked 100th or worse on four of his past five appearances.“It’s true, it has been a while,” Nadal said. “But when I come here, I come here thinking that I can do a good result, no?” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:52Court orders arrest of Maguindanao massacre accused still at large14:41Andal Ampatuan Jr., kin guilty for Maguindanao massacre of 57 people02:14Carpio 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 Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates defeating France’s Adrian Mannarino in their men’s singles match, on day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Monday July 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — They roared for Roger Federer just for showing up, greeting his arrival at Wimbledon’s main stadium as if his mere presence were enough to justify the price of admission.They clapped and yelled when Federer’s drop volley capped a 16-minute tour de force of a first set in which he won 21 of the first 23 points.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team View comments
January 18, 2020
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 Calvin Abueva was all over the floor and finished with a game-high 25 points that went with eight rebounds and a steal in just less than 22 minutes of action.In the fourth quarter alone, Abueva and Matthew Wright scored 10 points each.“I told them during the halftime break that you have to take pride with your defense,” Phoenix coach Louie Alas said. “It was all about the defense.”The Fuel Masters, who will own a twice-to-beat advantage against the Meralco Bolts in their quarterfinals on Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome, made crucial stops and big shots late courtesy of Abueva and Wright.The fifth-seeded Elite will play the Magnolia Hotshots, who will have the twice-to-beat, also this Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college PBA ImagesJustin Brownlee dazzled anew and top seed Barangay Ginebra eliminated TNT with a 112-93 rout to end the elimination round of the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Brownlee had 31 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists for the Gin Kings, who will face the eighth-seeded NLEX Road Warriors in the quarterfinals beginning Tuesday also at the Big DomeADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ateneo nears semis; Banko ousts Adamson “We wanna make sure we’re going into the playoffs in full speed. That was the goal today,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone, whose squad finished with a 9-2 card.“We want to be prepared going into the playoffs and make sure there’s no slippage and we played a lot better than we thought we would.”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 ChrissGreg Slaughter also gave the KaTropa fits with 25 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field and 13-of-15 from the free throw line in 26 minutes.Earlier, Phoenix’s prolific import Eugene Phelps got a lot of help from the local crew as the Fuel Masters fended off the Blackwater Elite, 97-91, to clinch the No. 2 spot. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ
January 18, 2020
Liberian civil society organizations will tomorrow 30, May, 2014, observe the 50th Jubilee of National Unification Day on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.The program, organized by the Better Future Foundation (BFF), in collaboration with the Kofi Annan Institute for Conflict Transformation, Montserrado County Peace Committee (MPC), and the Liberia House of Prayer, among others has, as its theme: “National Unification Day at 50: Reviewing the Past and Preparing for the Future.”The jubilee celebration (1964-2014), will be focused on Bong, Lofa, Nimba, and Grand Gedeh Counties, created in 1964 and their subsequent integration into the Republic of Liberia. The occasion will also be characterized by Interactive Dialogues and Panel Discussions.Among other topics which would be addressed by a number of distinguished panelists are the following: “The Influence and Impacts of Tradition on National Unification in the Liberian Society; Promoting Cohesiveness, Harmony, Tolerance and Respect for Diversity; History of National Unification Day- Its Influence and impacts on National Unity, the country and People and the Way Forward.” Liberia’s Peace Ambassador, and international soccer celebrity, George Weah; Dr. Augustine Konneh, Director of Foreign Service Institute; Rep. Ricks Toweh, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Peace and Reconciliation of the House of Representatives; Dr. Joseph Saye Guanue, a renowned author and professor of history and political Science are expected to make thematic presentations at the occasion which will also be graced by a number of local and international peace advocacy organizations including the youth and student community in the country.BFF president Rev. Augustine Arkoi, giving a historical overview of the National Unification Day celebration disclosed that it draws attention to one of the most pressing issues that faces the country throughout its history. He made reference to the then animosity between the Americo-Liberians and the indigenous population. Rev. Arkoi historicized that under the leadership of President William V. S. Tubman, who led the country from 1944 to 1971, the divide between these two groups was minimized, if not totally eradicated.“In his inaugural address, Tubman introduced his National Unification Policy, which featured among other things an extension of voting right to women and to the country’s indigenous people,” the BFF President pointed out.He maintains that the day reminds Liberians of what they hold in common as opposed to their divergence.According to organizers of the Unification Day peace symposium, Liberia’s distinguished educator and rights activist, Madam Mary N. Brownell will serve as Presiding Resource person during the daylong deliberations.Madam Brownell according to the BFF communication is meanwhile calling on all Liberians at home and in the Diaspora to forgive, love and unite as a prerequisite for a peaceful, secured, and prosperous Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
January 15, 2020
Now that the National Legislature has demonstrated significant progress in the passage of the Anti-Drug Law, the Director of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Anthony Souh, has acknowledged that the fight against narcotics and other harmful substances has become legal and enforceable.Expressing his delight with the passage of the Anti-Drug Law at an occasion commemorating International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26 at the William V.S. Tubman High School, Mr. Souh said, “Today, we are extremely glad to inform you that the much desired or expected laws on drug have been passed by the Legislature. We are glad that a legal instrument has been carved to deal with the situation like in other countries.”Furthermore, Mr. Souh indicated, “We are glad that laws that will narrow the existence of drug trafficking and make the society safer and healthier have been passed.”According to the DEA Director, the Drug Enforcement Agency considers the development a “Dream come true,” noting that in the absence of a decisive legal weapon, no society can fight and defeat drug culture.He also indicated that the narcotics trade remains the worst enemy of any given place in the world, a breeding ground of so many crimes which are detrimental to human survival, and that the fight against it amounts to the fight against assorted crimes.In this regard, Mr. Souh stressed, “It takes strong legal weapon to overcome the fight.”He asserted that as the law has spoken, everyone is obliged to comply with every term expressed therein, noting, “Compliance means breaking partnership with drug traffickers; exposing drug users, and protecting the law that it may be able to protect us all.”Commending the National Legislature and the Executive on the passage of the law, the DEA boss said, “We believe that passage of the anti-drug law has carved a good image of our nation, which has been vulnerable for so long. The law is certainly the shield and garment for the entire nation, and as nation and people, we should ensure that the law sees its intended purpose.“Let’s firmly hold our victory and our legal rod and chase out drugs from our land. Let me acknowledge the efforts our partners in the premier achievement. The battle has begun and we will count on them to help us in the fight, and will need more logistics and required drug fighting materials in the fight,” Mr. Souh said.Giving the keynote address during the occasion, Bong County Senator Jewel Howard Taylor expressed delight that after some attempts to rid the nation of the menace of drugs, the National Legislature has finally amended and passed the new provisions.Senator Taylor said, “These new provisions finally institute a framework which provides offenses, penalties, and punishment for illegal drug use, sale and trafficking.”The Bong County Senator pledged Government’s commitment to allotting the required funds, equipment and personnel that will make the Drug Enforcement Agency and other related Security Agencies fully functional in order to implement a more robust plan of action which will drastically reduce the alarming rate of drug use, abuse and trafficking.Meanwhile, at the end of the observance of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, some quantities of drugs were publicly burnt.The drugs were previously arrested from traffickers and stored to be burnt on this day as is customarily done almost every year.Narcotics disposed of included 724.71kg marijuana worth US$89,523, heroin in the amount of 743.685 gram with an estimated worth of US$223,105 and 208 grams of Cocaine valued at US$104,000.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
January 14, 2020
It was indeed a moment to celebrate, and truly Liberians, led by those in the Caldwell—Up-river belt, yesterday led the national celebration as they lined the streets jubilating as President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her entourage, comprising members of the diplomatic corps, top government officials and other development partners, proceeded to Harrisburg to officially switch on the Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant. Harrisburg, a tiny settlement along the St. Paul River, was yesterday the focus of Liberians across the country, especially those in the consolidated areas of Monrovia, along with their compatriots in the Diaspora, development partners and well-wishers. This attraction was for a good cause; Liberians have been in the dark for too long (literally) and were finally on the verge of being liberated from humiliation, anguish and deprivation, once again by a national prime asset that also generated similar attention and celebration in the 1960s when the project was initially completed and dedicated.The joyous dedication of the Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant could only be compared to the arrival of officers of the multinational United Nations peacekeeping operations in 2003, when Liberians took to the streets with joy to welcome the peacekeepers, who eventually brought relief to a beleaguered Monrovia and its residents. In a similar manner, Mt. Coffee’s dedication is expected to bring relief, making available efficient and cheap electricity. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, visibly overwhelmed with joy, said the Mt. Coffee Hydropower plant would provide a sustainable and cost-efficient supply of electrical energy, and would gradually, as the remaining turbines are installed, replace operations of emergency diesel engines that are presently used throughout the country.President Sirleaf noted that the hydro will also facilitate the continuation of the re-electrification of the capital, as well as the start of meaningful rural electrification in the country.This latter benefit, President Sirleaf said, is particularly relevant in the light of the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP) regional transmission line project, which will connect electricity systems of Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, which is linked to the Mt. Coffee Rehabilitation. In her statement President Sirleaf said it was a promise gloriously fulfilled and a promise of hope for the future—a future that will see the entire country covered with cheap, clean and reliable energy. “We are grateful to God first, and our partners who brought us at this level today. This is a great moment for us and we all must celebrate,” she said.The first of four turbines dedicated by the President will produce 22 megawatts of electricity that the LEC will distribute to homes and businesses. It is anticipated that by next year, the hydro will be fully functional to produce up to 88 megawatts of power.Mt. Coffee will add considerable value to Liberia’s national welfare, and will serve as Liberia’s backbone electricity supply asset that will provide reliable, renewable power services to Liberians and contribute to the restoration of economic growth to pre-war levels.Costs of the project include economic capital, operation and maintenance inputs, and the price of land such for agricultural output. And experts say the economic benefits of the hydro are far greater than the cost.This new feat couldn’t have been achieved without the generous support of international partners such as the Kingdom of Norway, Federal Republic of Germany, the European Investment Bank and the United States Government, through its Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).The US team was led by Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and former Ambassador to Liberia, Linda Thomas Greenfield along with MCC Deputy CEO Nancy Lee, while the Norwegian Government was represented by Foreign Minister Børge Brende. Also present was former US Ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac.Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield in a statement noted that, “This is really a great day for Liberia and I’m happy to be a part of this celebration. We are few steps closer to realizing our dream.”She said the destruction of the hydro in 1990s brought a lot of disappointment and pains to the Liberian populace, but that its rehabilitation has again brought hopes alive. “This has taken a lot of efforts to reach thus far,” she added.The US Assistant Secretary noted that her government’s contribution to the project was part of President Barrack Obama’s Power Africa Project which seeks to provide sixteen million homes across the African continent with 3,000 megawatts of electricity.Vice President Joseph Boakai and Deputy Speaker Hans Barchue as well as other top members of the National Legislature also graced the occasion.President Sirleaf later proceeded to the Harrisburg Township where she symbolically unveiled electricity to the residents.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
January 12, 2020
…urges citizens to look closer at privatisation driveBy Samuel SukhnandanWhile Government has made a commitment to keep the sugar industry alive, former Presidential Adviser and Economist Ramon Gaskin feels that the administration’s intention is to get rid of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), removing it from State ownership and privatizing the entire industry.The economist who was among the first to pronounce on the devastating effects of the downsizing of the industry will have on communities in the sugar belt, told Guyana Times on Sunday that he thinks this plan was properly planned and orchestrated by the coalition Government.Political commentator and economist, Ramon Gaskin“This year they are getting rid of four estates and it is my strong belief that next year they will get rid of the remaining three estates. And by the end of next year, the Government will have no business in the sugar business. The Guyana Government is coming out of sugar,” he posited.Government has repeatedly complained about bailing out GuySuCo by injecting $1 billion each month since assuming office, which they said had placed a significant burden on the treasury. They noted that, for too long, the sugar industry has also placed a heavy burden on the Consolidated Fund.Within 18 months of taking office, the Government had expended some $18 billion in subsidies to GuySuCo. By the end of 2017, it consumed some $18 billion more; notwithstanding the billions of dollars already subsidised by the then People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Government over the years.Given these challenges, Gaskin said Government will most likely not achieve any substantial profits from the three remaining estates, which include: Uviulgt, Blairmont and Albion. “Three estates will be losses anyhow and the Government doesn’t want to pour money into GuySuCo losses,” he added.The Special Purpose Unit (SPU) of National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited has been mandated to conduct evaluations, surveys and inventory assessments before any steps are taken to sell the Enmore, Skeldon and Rose hall estates. The SPU has since solicited the assistance of an international financial company to undertake these assessments as part of the plans to downsize the industry.Speaking about the economic and social effects the closure of all sugar estates will have on people working in the industry, Gaskin said that this will just add pressure to some of the communities across the sugar belt that experiences some level of social problems such as poverty.The former presidential adviser said the promise made by Cabinet that Government would ensure the best interests of the workers are upheld is nothing but sheer rhetoric and political propaganda. He urged onlookers to ignore the pretension and observe for themselves the reality of the situation.He said, “Right now there is a lot of poverty in the sugar belt, this will only multiply. The Government is hoping that when these new investors come and buy these places, they will probably come and employ some people. And the GAWU is hoping that things will improve. But it won’t be 17,000 jobs. And we see at Wales, nobody has offered to buy there and we don’t know what will happen there.”A Government plans start to take effect, the Opposition has been vigorously defending the rights of workers and has even urged Government to rethink its position. The PPP has also reminded that the Skeldon Sugar factory was built in order to keep the local sugar industry alive, but now the coalition Government plans to sell the factory, claiming that it has underperformed.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has outlined that in Guyana sugar is not a company, but an industry, hence Government needs to be more thoughtful when making decisions about the industry. He was quoted as saying, “No viable decision can be made without a feasibility study.” The PPP maintains that the decision to downsize the industry was purely based on politics.In May 2017, Government announced plans to close the Enmore and Rose Hall Sugar Estates, sell the Skeldon Sugar Factory, reduce the annual production of sugar, and take on the responsibility of managing the drainage and irrigation services offered by GuySuCo.Later that year the GuySuCo announced plans to retrench thousands of workers, which it did. GAWU says the downsizing and subsequent closure of sugar estates would lead to the loss of more than 15,000 jobs, and the potential threat of poverty for 50,000 to 100,000 people.
January 12, 2020
…prices up by 25%Fisher folks of Number 43 Village, Corentyne, Berbice are facing a challenge to work, since the channel they use to access the sea is clogged by bushes and a mud bank, reportedly not having been cleaned and cleared for months.The situation is having an impact on the cost of fish on the Corentyne, as fishing crews are forced to wait for hours on high tide in order to get out to sea. There are also reports of boats having been grounded for days before the tied became high enough to refloat them.Many of the fishermen — who say they are dissatisfied with work being done to maintain the Number 43 channel — also complained that they have had to change the propellers of their boats frequently. A propeller costs at least $80,000.Over one hundred fisher folk are being affected, including the catchers and sellers.Recent efforts to clear the channel by way of pumping water out to sea resulted in temporary relief, but the fishermen are calling for a long term solution.Regional Chairman David Armogan said siltation would occur once rain is not falling continually. He explained that the mud comes from the sea, and once there is not a constant flow of water going outwards, siltation would occur.“That is one of the problems we have with all the river mouths in Berbice, where once there is a dry period there will be lots of siltation,” Armogan said.Fisher folks are of the view that both the outfall channel and the siltation at the mouth of the channel where it meets the ocean should be dredged.The Regional Chairman said the cost and frequency at which it will have to be done makes it almost impossible.However, Armogan explained that it has to be done that way.“If you did before, then you will have to do it again three weeks after. This is what we have been constantly doing. Every time there is a rainy season and we find that there is a need for drainage, we have to dig the channel. What I have noticed at Number 43 is that even though we tried to provide temporary relief by pumping water through the canal into the sea, we find that there is heavy siltation way in front where it connects with the ocean. Therein lies the problem, because outside there it is not easy to dig, because you would have to put a machine on a pontoon and that is pretty expensive. Even if we do that, when the dry weather comes again, we will have the same problem developing. I don’t think we can afford to do that all the time,” Armogan declared.At the Port Mourant Market, the price for fresh has increased by about twenty-five percent. One vendor attributed this to the reduction of available fish, caused by the extra time being spent waiting at the head of the Number 43 outfall channel on the extra high tide.With no long-term answers from the Government, the fishermen are now wondering whether the Government has turned its back on the industry.The Chairman said one of the best remedies is for the fisher folk to have their boats traverse as frequently as possible so as to maintain some degree of accessibility.
January 11, 2020
“That opportunity disappears if I can’t deliver the property by Jan. 1, 2008,” he said. However, the existing buildings cannot be used for a commercial development, he said. “The office building is 3,000 square feet and that’s too small for a restaurant,” Byerrum said. “It sits on a solid concrete foundation, making it impossible to install plumbing or drains.” The city code sets nine criteria for determining if a building falls under its local official register of historic resources. If one of the criteria is met, the buildings can’t be demolished. The Historic Resources Commission on a 3-0 vote with one abstention ruled that some or all of the buildings were representative of a historic period, exemplified an architectural style (art deco), has a unique location, are connected with a use that was common but now rare and were the site of a historic event. Jeff Collier, Whittier’s director of community development, said city staff doesn’t believe any of the buildings qualify as a historic resource. Collier said the buildings weren’t significant architecturally or the site of important events. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Three early-1900s buildings have sparked debate between local preservationists who want to save them and their owner, a water company that wants to demolish them to make way for a new retail development. The issue went to the City Council Tuesday night, but no decision had been made as of press time. The council was taking up an appeal of a Whittier Historic Resources Commission April 11 ruling that the California Domestic Water Co. can not demolish its 1934 office, 1932 pump house and a 1921 single-family residence. All three are on 3.16-acres on Whittier Boulevard across from the Whittwood Town Center. Preservationists said the buildings need to be saved and can be reused as part of a commercial development. “We are asking to preserve those \ that indicate our civic pride, history and character as a community,” said Sally Schacht, member of the Historic Resources Commission. “Adaptive reuse is the No. 1 engine driving redevelopment and new development in this country,” Schacht said. But Jim Byerrum, president of California Domestic Water Co., said his company has a chance to develop part of its site. “There is an opportunity – not for another fast-food restaurant – but for a business that will be another destination point and attract residents from other communities,” Byerrum said.
December 28, 2019
LETTERKENNY had its biggest ever St Patrick’s Day parade with an estimated 15,000 in the town for the festivities.Joe Boland from NorthWestNewsPix was there and here are his super shots of the day. PICTURE SPECIAL: LETTERKENNY ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE was last modified: March 17th, 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:2016letterkennypicture specialSt Patrick’s Day
December 27, 2019
Justin McGee and Anthony Patton (Mac Cumhails) contest possession with Conor McVeigh and Colm Breathnach (St. Eunan’s)Well done to the Óg Sport Gael (U15) team that won the Co. Finals on Saturday hosted by the Gaels. The lads beat Buncrana and then had a titanic battle with Ardara, two second half goals sealing the win before they defeated Kilcar in the Final by 3-03 to 0-05.They will now represent Donegal in Ulster on Saturday week, Sept. 6th and we will host the finals this year as holders of the Ulster title.The U16 Boys footballers captured the Northern League title against St. Michael’s on Monday night and they will take on Aodh Ruadh, BS in the county semi-finals. They also begin their championship campaign this Friday with a home game against St. Mary’s, Convoy, throw-in at 7pm. The U13 Girls footballers train this Thursday at 6pm to 7pm. The League campaign begins with a home match against Convoy next Monday (September 1) with a 6.30pm throw-in. Players to be at O’Donnell Park at 6pm.The U16 Girls footballers train this Wednesday from 7pm to 8.15pm. The team take on Moville next Tuesday (2nd Sept.) with the winner having a home game in the semi-finals of the championship.The Senior Hurlers lost by a single point to MacCumhaills in the championship last Saturday night and their final round robin game is against Aodh Ruadh, BS with date and time tbc.The U21 footballers are at home to Aodh Ruadh, BS in the championship q-final next Tuesday (2nd Sept.) with throw-in at 7pm. The U16 hurlers despite a good performance were beaten by Buncrana in their League Final. They now prepare for the semi-final of the Championship at home to MacCumhaills on Thursday the 11th of September. The U12 Hurlers had a good win at home to Dungloe. They are at home to Aodh Ruadh, BS this Thursday.The U13 Dev. team travel to Malin this Wednesday and the Div. team have no game this week.An U12 squad under Anthony Farren, Danny O’Donnell and Eunan Walsh travelled to Strabane last Saturday and competed very well, winning the Shield competition and losing out to a good Termon team in extra-time in the Cup competition. Thanks to the parents for their support.There is no Sunday Academy this week due to the Donegal games in Croke Park.This Saturday we host the Gary Doyle Cup (U11) in O’Donnell Park with some very good teams coming to compete: Crossmaglen Rangers, St. Colmcilles (Meath), Donaghmore (Tyrone), Desertmartin (Derry), Glenswilly, Milford, Buncrana and O’Donovan Rossa (Magherafelt, Derry). It gets underway at 11am so come on out and take a look at the stars of the future. Best wishes to all our players playing for the Donegal Minors and Seniors in Croke Park on Sunday. The Minor match will be screened live on TG4.This Friday evening (29th) we are hosting a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night in the Clubhouse with Registration at 8:15pm. €20 buy-in, full details on our Facebook Event Page.This week’s winning lotto numbers were 3-15-20-21. There were 5 x Match 3 winners Collette Neely Glencar Kathleen Murphy, Drumahoe (Adrian); Colin McIntyre, Tara Court; Anthony Farren, Balleighan; Alma Kavanagh, The Grange (all card). Next week’s jackpot will be €1,750.We extend our sympathies to Cormac Goulding and his family on the death of his father, Emmett. GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S HOST PRESTIGIOUS U11 BOYS TOURNAMENT was last modified: August 27th, 2014 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:ClubnewsSt Eunans