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first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments The Super Cup has been played in a one-game final between the Spanish league champion and the Copa del Rey winner, and now Rubiales wants to include the runner-ups in both competitions.The changed format could start as soon as next season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRubiales says the proposal will be made during the federation’s general assembly. He did not say which country would stage the tournament’s new format.Last year’s final, won by Barcelona against Sevilla, was played in Tangier, Morocco. Gilas call-up for Fiba World qualifiers dream come true for Thirdy Ravena MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi shoots to score his side’s opening goal from the penalty spot during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Valladolid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID — The Spanish soccer federation wants a “final four” tournament to decide the Spanish Super Cup.Federation president Luis Rubiales says the tournament would be played outside of Spain in the beginning of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more


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first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Medical Board of California acknowledged Thursday that it is investigating a Los Angeles doctor who, according to documents, authorized all 11 prescription medications found in Anna Nicole Smith’s hotel room the day the starlet died of a drug overdose. Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, a Los Angeles psychiatrist and friend of the Playboy Playmate’s, is under investigation, board spokeswoman Candis Cohen said. Cohen declined to provide other details. On Wednesday, Cohen would not comment on a possible investigation, saying such information was not public record. Repeated calls to Eroshevich Wednesday and Thursday were not returned. According to documents from the medical examiner’s office in Florida, Eroshevich authorized all the prescription medications found in the Florida hotel room where Smith was found unresponsive shortly before her death on Feb. 8. Eroshevich had traveled with Smith to Florida. More than 600 pills, including 450 muscle relaxants, were missing from prescriptions that were no more than five weeks old, according to the documents which were obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request.last_img read more


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first_imgLuciano Pavarotti was bigger than life – the oversized belly, huge handkerchief, grandiose lifestyle and ever-present grin that shone like a beacon. He backed it up with a voice of intense focus and immense carrying power, which rang to the rafters on stages throughout the world. He broke out of classical music’s insular world in an era when television became dominant, singing alongside Stevie Wonder and Sting as naturally as he did opposite Joan Sutherland and Mirella Freni. He was beloved by opera patrons in gowns and tailcoats, and by the masses who came in T-shirts and jeans to hear him sing in Central and Hyde parks. “He had the most perfect technique in the history of recorded music,” soprano Renee Fleming said after Pavarotti died Thursday at age 71. “He also captured the hearts of the larger public in a way which rivaled only Enrico Caruso in the 20th century.” A lyric tenor, Pavarotti owned some of opera’s classic roles: Rodolfo in Puccini’s “La Boheme.” Riccardo in Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera” and Nemorino in Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore.” He first gained great fame as Tonio in Donizetti’s “La Fille du Regiment,” tossing off the famous nine high Cs of “Ah, mes amis” with startling ease. And later in his career he could be shockingly unprepared: There was a Verdi Requiem at Carnegie Hall in 1996 when he appeared to be forgetting the words, stadium concerts where he was accused of lip-syncing. When he returned to the Met in 1995 for “La Fille,” the aria was transposed down and he struggled with his high Bs. Some of his repertoire choices, especially at Three Tenors concerts, were unfortunate. There was “Moon River” and “My Way” – with Frank Sinatra in the audience – at Dodger Stadium in 1994 and a laughable rendition of “Yesterday” at Yokohama, Japan, in 2002.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! His inclusion in a cast meant an instant sellout from San Francisco to Sydney, Mexico to Milan. Listening to recordings or watching DVDs, it’s easy to understand why. His voice is immediately recognizable, a warm Italian diction like no other, with beauty of tone, color and heft. “His voice was unique,” said former Metropolitan Opera general manager Joe Volpe, who planned to attend Saturday’s funeral in Modena. “If you put a CD on today and it’s Luciano singing, you know it.” When the orchestra swelled and Pavarotti sang “O soave fanciulla” in the first act of “Boheme,” hearts melted and tears welled in audience’s eyes. When he sang a triumphal “Vincero!” and held the final note to end “Nessun dorma” in Puccini’s “Turandot,” shivers went up and down spines. In the annals of music, he joined Caruso, Beniamino Gigli, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Mario Del Monaco and Franco Corelli as Italian tenors of the highest rank. He pushed with mixed success into spinto and dramatic parts such as Canio in Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci,” Radames in Verdi’s “Aida” and the title role in Verdi’s “Otello.” It’s hard to forget the array of sprays and potions he kept using to sing through a cold in a 1991 concert performance of “Otello” at Carnegie Hall with Sir Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. last_img read more


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first_imgMarko Arnautovic struck twice as Stoke City stunned Manchester City to claim a deserved victory at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday lunchtime.The Potters began the day ten points behind the Premier League leaders but were superior from the start against their esteemed opponents and could have won by an even greater margin.Both goals came inside the opening 15 minutes, with City simply unable to cope with Stoke’s front three of Arnautovic, Bojan and Xherdan Shaqiri.Shaqiri was arguably the pick of the home side’s performers as he gave Aleksandar Kolarov a torrid afternoon and made his £12million fee look a real bargain.The tricky Swiss winger provided the opener on seven minutes, leaving four City players in his wake before crossing for Arnautovic to score.And Shaqiri was again the architect as Stoke doubled their lead with only 15 minutes on the clock.Finding space deep in City’s half, he played a delightful pass into the path of Arnautovic, who slide home his – and Stoke’s – second of the afternoon.It was a stunning start to the game by Mark Hughes’ men and they could have extended their lead before the half-time whistle blew.Arnautovic’s movement was too much for Martin Demichelis and Nicolas Otamendi and the Austrian missed a glorious chance to grab his hat-trick, beating Hart with a well-struck drive but unable to beat the post.Otamendi and Wilfried Bony exchanged angry words as City, missing Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero through injury, searched for a route back into the game.But City hadn’t come from two goals down to win in a decade and they never looked like doing so at the Britannia as Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne and the fit-again David Silva all struggled to exert any influence on proceedings.It almost got worse for City after the break as Shaqiri just failed to get a touch on Arnautovic’s centre after a great flick from Bojan had cut open the City defence.But it mattered little for the home side, as they closed out a comfortable victory to move up to ninth in the table and deal City’s title ambitions a severe blow. 1last_img read more


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first_imgTír Chonaill Gaels Club Notes: Juniors The juniors were well beat against St Claret’s in McArdle cup at the weekend. The team responded better in the 2nd half with a good performance but left too much to do for themselves after the first. Next game Vs Fr Murphy’s next Sunday, 20th March at 1.30 in Tottenhall. Seniors The seniors kick off their campaign next Sunday, 20th March in the Tipperary Cup in Tottenhall at 4pm. The seniors also play an exhibition game V St Kiernan’s in Hazelwood (London Irish) on Saturday, 19th March as part GAA promotion day. St Patrick’s Day Well done to all involved with the Minor Board float in yesterday’s parade in the city. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all club members and supporters. GAA NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS JUNIORS SUFFER HEAVY DEFEAT IN MCARDLE CUP was last modified: March 14th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAASportTir Chonaill Gaelslast_img read more


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first_imgThe Christmas season will be officially launched in Letterkenny this evening with the big annual switch on of the town’s Christmas Lights.Santa will be dropping in from the North Pole to see the Town Mayor Gerry McMonagle flick the switch to light up the town. The evening starts at 6pm in Market Square.As the crowd wait for Santa they will be entertained with carols sung by The Conwall Singers. The young people from Encore Performing Arts Academy will then perform Christmas songs, some Disney classics and some dancing from their recent show.Of course there will be a special appearance from Santa who may have some goodie bags for all the children who’ll be gathered to watch Market Square light up into a magical wonderland of lights.The beautiful tree outside the court house, supplied by Coillte is once again decorated with red bows handmade by Aids Help North West/Letterkenny Helpline.The switch on ceremony welcomes in the festive season and Letterkenny Chamber invites everyone along to kick off what we hope will be a happy, prosperous and healthy Christmas for all. The town will be lit up for the whole of the Christmas season putting everyone in a festive mood to celebrate all that is great about Letterkenny.DONEGALDAILY.COM – OWNED IN DONEGAL, RUN IN DONEGAL, SUPPORTING JOBS IN DONEGAL© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comTHE BIG CHRISTMAS SWITCH-ON TAKES PLACE IN LETTERKENNY TONIGHT! was last modified: November 24th, 2011 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:Christmas lightsletterkennylast_img read more


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first_imgA young West Donegal man is to appear in court today charged with more than 50 offenses.Moore will appear at Letterkenny District Court today.Philip Moore, from Cruckaheen, Annagry, was arrested on New Year’s Day by Gardai. The 21 year old appeared at Ballyshannon District Court last Friday.Inspector Denis Joyce told the court that Moore had been “dodging bullets” to avoid being in court.Moore’s latest charges include driving without insurance or driving licence and giving a false name to Gardai at Bonagee, Letterkenny, on December 22, and failing to appear at Dungloe and Letterkenny District Courts in November.He also faces charges of burglary in West Donegal going back to 2012.YOUNG MAN FACING MORE THAN 50 CHARGES TO APPEAR IN COURT TODAY was last modified: January 5th, 2015 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:AnnagryburglarycourtdonegalPhilip Moorelast_img read more


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first_imgA group of doctors who are working in or from Donegal have come together to call on the county to vote Yes in the upcoming referendum to repeal the 8th amendment.Donegal Doctors For Yes in comprised of 13 medics who work across various medical specialities and are seeking a repeal of Article 40.3.3 so that they may support and treat women who access terminations without fear of prosecution.Last week, a group of 6 anti-abortion Doctors spoke out to dismiss the issue of the 8th Amendment putting the lives of pregnant mothers at risk. The doctors also put forward their views that Mrs Savita Halappanavar did not die because of the 8th Amendment. Donegal Doctors For Yes issued a statement today in response to those who campaign to keep the 8th amendment:We refer to a recently published letter from a group of doctors calling for a no vote. Their statement, that the Eighth Amendment does not put the lives of pregnant women at risk, runs contrary to the testimonies of Ireland’s leading obstetricians, including Prof Peter Boylan (former Master of National Maternity Hospital, Holles St) and Dr Rhona Mahoney (current Master of the National Maternity Hospital, Holles St). These are the current experts in maternal and foetal health and deal with some of the most complicated pregnancies, many of which are dealt with away from rural GP practises because of their complex nature. Furthermore, the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, which has representation from all 19 maternity units across the country, has publicly declared its support for the recommendations made by the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment.Maternal mortality rates are not an indicator of successful pregnancies. This is evidenced by the countless number of Irish women who are sharing their experiences of having to choose between a forced pregnancy and travelling to the UK to access healthcare. 63 women listed a Donegal address when seeking a termination in England/Wales in 2016. Others have ordered abortion pills online and taken them in their home without any medical supervision. Maternal mortality statistics fail to capture these experiences. Indeed, death is a very low bar by which to set the standard for maternity services in Ireland. The current system has failed these women, many of whom are our sisters, daughters, mothers, aunts, cousins and friends, as well as patients.Regarding Savita Halappanavar, the author of the independent report into her tragic death, Professor Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, has publicly stated that a timely termination could have saved her life, as has her husband. In addition, her family have urged the Irish electorate to vote Yes in the upcoming referendum. In his report to the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment, Professor Arulkumaran said the following: “She did have sepsis. However, if she had a termination in the first days as requested, she would not have had sepsis. If she had the termination when asked for it, the sepsis would not arise”“We would never have heard of her and she would be alive today”.It is becoming clear that a minority of doctors wish to retain the Eighth Amendment. We respect these views and support legislation that will ensure that no doctor will be forced into providing abortion services against their conscience. However, in the face of ever growing medical evidence and the real life stories of Irish women, this ideology can no longer be afforded the constitutional protection it currently relies on. That doctors cannot agree on the issue is a strong enough argument in itself for introducing legislation rather than continuing with the ‘one size fits all’ model of the Eighth Amendment. As Irish women will attest, no two pregnancies are the same.Donegal women will continue to need access to termination services, regardless of the outcome of the referendum. However, we now have an opportunity to allow this to happen in a safe and compassionate environment, near the support of family and friends, and without fear of prosecution. As doctors, our duty is to support, not export, these women.Dr Anna McHughDr Paul StewartDr Noel SharkeyDr Padraig McGuinnessDr Deirdre McLaughlinDr Clare StewartDr Roisin McDaidDr Killian Mac an BhairdDr Lauren HarkinDr Sarah ShielsDr Claire SharkeyDr Samantha DavisDr Bill Anderson Featured image: Dr Anna McHugh speaking at the Donegal Together for Yes Public Information meeting on Friday 20th April 201813 Donegal doctors call for Yes vote in abortion referendum was last modified: April 24th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:abortion referendumdonegal doctors for yesdonegal together for yeslast_img read more


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first_imgNew car stickers have been launched in memory of the late Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly in support of his beloved charity – Donegal Down Syndrome.The stickers, created by Paddy McLaughlin at Signz Donegal, were created with permission from the Kelly Family in honour of Manus, who tragically died while competing in the Donegal International Rally in June.Proceeds from the memorabilia will be donated to Donegal Down Syndrome – a charity which was close to Manus’ heart. Manus Kelly Memorial Stickers Vinyl Decal. Copyright Signz Donegal. Designed & printed by Signz.ieThe sticker launch was met with overwhelming demand on Thursday night with orders flooding in from all over the world. The packs sold out within hours as hundreds of people visited eBay to buy a piece of memorabilia to remember the three-time rally champion.Paddy has said that sales will reopen again soon, as soon as the website will allow it.Signz Donegal was the company that created a touching memorial design for Manus’ Subaru Impreza WRC in the days following his death. The car was driven by Declan Boyle on the day of Manus’ funeral to lead the cortège through Glenswilly.“We’ve been asked since day one to do something for him (Manus), so we looked into making the stickers public,” Paddy said. “We got approval from Bernie and the family to launch the stickers. We wanted to do it through a charity too. Donegal Down Syndrome is a great cause and Manus was always very supportive of them.”Paddy has advised those who want to buy the sticker sets, which are priced €12 for two, to keep an eye on the Signz Facebook page and eBay account for new sales releases.UPDATE: The Manus Kelly Memorial Stickers are now being sold by Signz.ie on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/ie/listing/712065814/manus-kelly-memorial-stickers-vinylOverwhelming demand for Manus Kelly charity stickers was last modified: August 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Manus ‘mandy’ kellymemorial stickersSignzlast_img read more


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first_imgIzulu Lami (My Secret Sky), the first feature film by Madoda Ncayiyana, won two awards at the 2009 International Pan African Film Festival in Tarifa, Spain in May, including the Best Actress award for 11-year-old Sobahle Mkhabase.Telling the story of two children who travel from the countryside to the city after their mother’s death, Izulu Lami features a cast of mainly young children who had never acted professionally before, discovered through extensive casting from the townships and informal settlements of Durban to the rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal.The film received standing ovations at recent screenings in Japan and Zanzibar, and was a hit at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival in France. Its had its South African premiere at the Durban International Film Festival in July before opening at cinemas countrywide on 17 August.Click arrow to view trailer.last_img read more