Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending 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 award LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Bruce Morris recalls hitting longest shot in basketball history FILE – UP Lady Maroons celebrate their latest title. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines achieved a championship double during the offseason and head coach Godfrey Okumu said his team’s title haul before 2018 ended was a big boost for them in the coming UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.The Lady Maroons were the champions in both the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference and the Philippine Super Liga Collegiate Grand Slam, their first major titles in recent history.ADVERTISEMENT “There’s some confidence that’s been developed and they have a new discovery about themselves as players and we have confidence in playing,” said Okumu Monday at University of the Philippines College of Human Kinetics.“We’re confident but not too over confident because we’re still not tested in the UAAP.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsUP swept Far Eastern University in the championship series of the PVL on September 12 before following it up with a one-game knockout win over University of Santo Tomas on December 20 to capture the PSL title.Although both of the Lady Maroons’ victories came against fellow UAAP schools, Okumu said the team has yet to face the full strength of their league-mates once Season 81 rolls around on Feb. 16. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ The Lady Maroons, although, took the sweep in PVL, had to battle FEU for 10 sets while the Golden Tigresses whom they faced didn’t have Cherry Rondina with UST’s captain opting to focus on Petron’s campaign in the All-Filipino Conference.“The UAAP is the real one where everybody gets tested,” said Okumu, whose Lady Maroons finished with a 6-8 record tying Adamson University for the fifth seed in Season 80.“We played well during the offseason and the preparation tournaments but it was a good preparation for us mentally and it gave us a lot of boost mentally,” said Okumu.ADVERTISEMENT
0Shares0000Its sports chief Axel Balkausky said that it was still difficult to attract more female commentators, given the sometimes hostile atmosphere.BERLIN, Germany, June 28 – Female sports journalists have made history with live commentaries on games broadcast from the World Cup — only to be vilified in torrents of sexist insults and ridicule on social media.While women presenters and experts have slowly gained a foothold in the TV studios of sports broadcasters, live commentary of football’s showpiece tournament had until now been very much a man’s game. Some fans desperately want to keep it that way and have vented their anger on Twitter and other social media.“Call me old-fashioned, but women commentators, no thank you,” wrote one after the BBC’s Vicki Sparks and a male colleague commentated on a live match for Britain’s public broadcaster.“BBC again trying to do the PC thing,” the user scoffed.Others charged that “women commentators just don’t work”, make fans “cringe”, help stations to “tick boxes” in gender equality, and that their “squeaky voices” ruin the experience.Former England captain John Terry posted on Instagram a photo of his TV set during the Morocco vs Portugal match in question with the caption “having to watch this game with no volume”.After many angry replies, he deleted the post and clarified that, after he had returned late at night from holidays in the Maldives, the audio on his set was not working.– ‘Losing it online’ –Similar sentiments have rained down on female TV pioneers such as Claudia Neumann of Germany’s ZDF, Aly Wagner of Fox in the US, Hanna Marklund of Sweden’s TV4 and Norwegian NRK’s Lise Klaveness.In Germany, ZDF sports chief Thomas Fuhrmann jumped to the defence of Neumann after she repeatedly became the target of fierce ridicule and gender-based attacks.“Of course we accept criticism, including of our commentators, but what is happening with Claudia Neumann is breaking all boundaries,” he said.“This is obviously about something fundamental — a woman commentating on a game at the men’s World Cup. Some people are completely losing it online, it’s beyond the pale.”Support for Neumann — who had previously taken the microphone for Euro 2016 and Champions League matches — also came from the German Olympic and Sports Confederation.The body proposed putting more women into “supposedly male disciplines” with an emphasis on high-profile events such as at the World Cup and Champions League matches.Bibiana Steinhaus — who became the first woman to referee Bundesliga men’s matches this year, and suffered a similar backlash — also expressed her solidarity.– ‘A men’s world’ –German journalism lecturer Jana Wiske wrote in Der Spiegel news weekly that the situation was not surprising, given that out of 419 German journalists at the World Cup, only 49 are women.“It’s still unusual to listen to a woman” give commentary on a game, she wrote. “Football is a men’s world, not only in Germany, so who can really be surprised by this humiliating criticism against the female commentator?”The often backward gender attitudes were on display elsewhere in the Cup, such as when a journalist for Germany’s Deutsche Welle was groped and kissed on the cheek by a fan while delivering a live segment to camera.DW condemned the assault on its Colombian journalist Julieth Gonzalez Theran, calling for “zero tolerance” on harassment to ensure female reporters can “do their jobs at major sporting events”.When it comes to bringing equality to the job of commentating on matches, Germany’s other major public TV network ARD announced that in the “medium-term”, it is also looking for a female commentator for men’s football matches.Its sports chief Axel Balkausky said that it was still difficult to attract more female commentators, given the sometimes hostile atmosphere.“We are working on it,” he told national news agency DPA, “but we see that, given the often absurd and negative reactions, a woman must be very secure as a commentator in order to be able to deal with such situations.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
Juventus have finally reached an agreement with Sampdoria to sign Chelsea and Arsenal target Patrik Schick.The Serie A champions have been front-runners in the race to land the Czech striker but their failure to complete a deal had given the chasing pack hope of signing him this summer.The 21-year-old impressed in his debut season in Serie A, scoring 11 goals in 32 appearances following his move from Sparta Prague last summer.With a release clause of just £21m, Sampdoria have been bracing themselves for bids with Juve linked with him as early as January.And now, according to reports in Italy, they have reached an agreement to sign the striker on loan for the whole of next season before signing him permanently this time next year.The fee is said to be around £26.5m, which is more than his release clause, but the payments will be staggered over the next four years. 1 Sampdoria striker Patrik Schick is set to join Juventus
Finn Harps Football Club has again teamed up with Donegal County Council to assist in the promotion of Road Safety in the County.Finn Harps have offered the Donegal Road Safety Working Group a free advertising hoarding in Finn Park to continue its ongoing commitment to raising the awareness of the dangers on our roads.Finn Harps will begin their Premier campaign with an exciting game against the runners up in the Premier division last season, Cork City at Finn Park on Friday 24th February and the winners of the Art competition will be announced at this game. The Road Safety advertising hoarding will be designed by a student from one of the county’s Primary Schools through an open art competition. The competition was officially launched in Letterkenny Educate Together Primary School by Donegal County Councils Chief Executive, Seamus Neely, Cllr. John Ryan, John Campbell, Finn Harps F.C., Grace Ann McGarvey, Grace Ann Consultancy and schoolchildren from Letterkenny Educate Together.Road Safety Officer, Brian O’Donnell, with Seamus Neely, County Manager, Paddy Harte, Finn Harps Chairman, John Ryan, Chairman SPC Roads and Transportation, Brendan Kelly, Kellys Toyota, Aine Fabisiak, Principal Educate Toghether, John Campbell, Finn Harps, and Grace Ann McGarvey, Grace Ann Consultancy at the launch of the Donegal Road Safety Working Group and Donegal County Councils Finn Harps Road Safety Schools Poster Competition at Educate Together in Letterkenny on Tuesday last. Photo Clive Wasson.Speaking at the launch, Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer said, “The art competition is aimed at encouraging children to express their thoughts on responsible road safety behaviour.Our hope is that getting children involved at an early stage will assist in establishing responsible road behaviour at a young age. Communicating road safety messages as seen or expressed by children through posters or other means can often change the behaviour of parents and family members.We are delighted with the continued efforts of Finn Harps Football Club to help us promote greater awareness of the dangers on our roads. We had over 700 entries from Primary School children last year and I would especially like to thank the teachers for their continued assistance in promoting the art competition”. Cllr. John Ryan said “We are delighted with the continued efforts of Finn Harps Football Club to help us promote greater awareness of the dangers on our roads. The competition will help raise awareness, change behaviour and influence their parents about road safety and it will be an excellent reward for the winner to have their work displayed in Finn Park for all to see.Paddy Harte, Finn Harps Schools Programme Chairman stated: “Finn Harps are delighted to be again involved in this Road Safety initiative with the Donegal Safety Working Group. Finn Harps have been involved in this initiative for several years and over that period it has grown from strength to strength.“As the Senior Soccer Club in Donegal Finn Harps are delighted to be in a position to deliver the road safety message to School children in Donegal.“Currently there are 65 Primary Schools registered with the Finn Harp’s Schools Programme with a total of 7,000 children involved. Through the Road Safety Art competition every child in primary schools in Donegal will have an opportunity to participate”.Entries must be original and the applicant’s own work and should be on paper no larger than A3 size. Details are currently being sent to all primary schools in the county and the competition has a closing date of the 3rd February 2017. Information on the competition can be obtained from Brian O’Donnell, Donegal County Council on 074 9172360 or John Campbell, Finn Harps on 087 3872973. The closing date for the competition is 3rd February 2017 and entries should be sent through the school to: The Road Safety Art Competition, Road Design Office, Donegal County Council, Lifford, Co. Donegal.Finn Harps continue to have Road Safety as a priority for new season was last modified: January 10th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)
2 Lincoln City defeated Shrewsbury Town in last season’s Final at Wembley Lincoln City will begin the defence of their Checkatrade Trophy against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the group stage of this season’s competition.Following on from the success of the previous two seasons, there are 16 ‘invited’ teams competing alongside the 48 English Football League sides from League One and League Two. 2 The invited clubs come from those with category A academy status and must field under-21 sides, with Arsenal opting in to the competition for the first time.In a slight tweak, only two players over the age of 21 who have more than 40 senior appearances can feature for invited clubs.Wolves were drawn alongside Lincoln and well as Mansfield Town and Scunthorpe United.Manchester City will face beaten finalists Shrewsbury Town in northern Group D with fellow Premier League sides Leicester City, Everton and Newcastle United also in the northern half of the draw. The Chelsea Under-21 team were knocked out in the semi-finals against Oxford United last season Arsenal will mark their debut in the Checkatrade Trophy in Group E of the southern section, coming up against Cheltenham Town, Coventry City and Forest Green Rovers.Chelsea reached the semi-finals last season and will face Newport, Plymouth and Swindon in Group C.Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Southampton, Fulham and Brighton & Hove Albion are also involved.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week O’Meara passed the tooth on to Gen. Maceroni, aide to the King of Naples, who was married to Napoleon’s youngest sister Caroline. The last owner acquired the tooth from Maceroni’s great-granddaughter, Cecilia White, in 1956. The upper right canine tooth, which is somewhat worn and shows signs of decay in the center, is still attached to its root. Other items in the sale included a marble bust of Napoleon, an ivory figurine, painted miniatures, engravings and books. The whole collection sold for more than $38,000, Albury said. LONDON – A tooth believed to have been pulled from Napoleon’s mouth was sold Thursday at auction in London for about $22,600. The tooth, part of a small collection of Napoleon Bonaparte items at the sale, was bought by a private collector from England who asked to remain anonymous, said Chris Albury from Dominic Winter, an auction house in Swindon, southwest England. Albury said the previous owner, who died recently, was a Napoleonic scholar. The tooth came with papers tracing it back to Napoleon’s physician Barry O’Meara, who apparently extracted it from the former French emperor’s mouth in 1817 during Napoleon’s exile on the British island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic. Napoleon died on the island four years later. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
I once heard a story about a widow talking about her late husband. Someone ask her when did her late husband die? To which she replied, “he died in 1953 but we buried him in 1974!” Turns out her late husband worked on the railway and when it ceased in 1953 a part of his life died as well.No one will ever know how much effect the structure of a transport system like the railway had on the people of Donegal when it suddenly came to an end in the 50s and 60s in this county. The connections and the business links it provided were all of a sudden ended. Letterkenny had three different railways companies working all through Donegal connections people with places. Advertisement On a more positive note, on Wednesday Mary Crossan, who is one of the co-ordinators at the St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre gave a short speech as she welcomed the new Local Link Bus service to their area. Mary talked with passion at the launch of the new bus service from Carrigans to Letterkenny as she stressed the importance of having a proper transport infrastructure and local bus service that connects the local rural areas with urban hubs.Mary Crossan local co-ordinator for The Carrigans St .Johnson Family Centre pictured as she checks out the new bus which will operated on the local link from Carrigans to Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidMary also talked about her own experience as a child standing on the platform seeing the last train on the last day leaving St Johnston in 1965 and how it had such a big effect on the local community. Twelve people were working at the train station in St. Johnston when it closed.This was a big loss of jobs in the area but it also was a massive disconnection of a rural community with urban locations. Yesterday the new bus headed off for the first time as local councillors and guests enjoyed the launch of the service.The time table locations include Carrigans, St Johnston, Drumoghill, Pluck, Dromore and Letterkenny with stops at the LYIT, the Station and the Hospital. This area has been forgotten over the years and it’s just a great positive move to see a bus service running through these rural townlands again. Advertisement The timetable for the new Local Link Bus service from Carrigans to Letterkenny which was launched yesterday. Photo Brian McDaidI hope in the future to get a spin on this bus and report on the journey that my grandfather Pat McDaid would have who was originally from St Johnston would have made by foot or by bicycle. It will be great to travel the journey he did years ago from St Johnston to Pluck on the bus. I have included a picture of the time table to help get the service up and running and wish the service a great success.Learning from Rural CommunitiesIs it possible to look for a similar community effort to work in a town like Letterkenny or has it got too big for its people to put back local values it once had?A young Brian McDaid who enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the Port Road.At an early age in the 70s I would go down the Port Rd on a Thursday evening and wait for my father’s arrival up the Port Road as he guided his truck in through the old wooden gates of the ESB yard. His small brown pay packet which could have sterling or Irish pounds notes in it would be handed over and the another week of bills would be squared as best as we could.Tinneys worked out of the Port Road in them days delivering coal to the homes of Letterkenny so that would be one of the bills that needed paying. Sloans were on the Port Rd too where you could go in and get yourself a new “rig” of clothes and pay in for it later.Three old buildings on the Port Rd in Letterkenny which are vacant for years including my old workplace the Donegal Democrat which has since moved to Lr Main St. Photo Brian McDaidThe urban council offices were also on the Port Rd Where they late Barney Doherty would work from, calling around to collect the weekly rent. In them days The Port Road was a hectic place with a great mix of commercial and retail business working away together supporting each others economy. I got a job myself working on the Port Rd in the 80s working in the Donegal Democrat offices at 44 Port Rd. as their photographer. I can still smell the fixer and the sound of the timer in the small dark room as we got our black and white photos ready to go on the Letterkenny to Galway express bus to Ballyshannon where the Democrat would print its weekly papers.Ten years ago I was back on the Port Road in a photographic and a picture framing business but by that time the signs were starting to show that this once busy part of one of Letterkenny was a victim of the town’s success. In 1985 as a member of the Letterkenny Fire Service I was sent out one evening to do a check on the new fire hydrants in the towns new shopping centre built in the grounds of the Old Lough Swilly Railway Station.That night an inquisitive tourist got chatting to us and proclaimed that the new roundabout at the entrance to the shopping centre would be of no benefit to the traffic.Over this last 30 years I have watched people from Letterkenny getting fed up with the congestion going into the station roundabout and have found different ways of getting around Letterkenny without going near the station roundabout. The one-way section of the Port Rd from Boyce’s Corner to Crossview House can only be accessed from the station roundabout so over the years this important artery of the town has slowly ended up with very little Letterkenny blood flowing through it, traffic wise. A view of the traffic congestion on the way into Letterkenny between the two roundabouts on the Post Road. Photo Brian McDaidThere was once talk of an urban renewal plan to get businesses to have accommodation above it like the most of Letterkenny once was years ago this was called Living above your shop scheme (LOTS) which had it been availed of between 1994 and 2006. It was a revised tax incentive scheme, that was subject to EU approval at that time its plan was to tackle vacant upper story spaces above shops or commercial premises. The Port Road was ideal for this plan but it never happened. It also could have provided much-needed housing in Letterkenny as well as recreated a living urban environment.The Port Road is now competing with the retail parks of Letterkenny, and the retail park holds all the cards, gone are the days of interaction between the commercial agricultural and retail sectors of Donegal.The Old Hiberinan Bank now Bank of Ireland looking well with flowers at the Market Square in Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidThe retail parks are clinical in business if you have credit on your card you can shop, if haven’t you can’t. In the days of the old Port Road all the businesses played a part in the day to day running of the town. Even retail parks are now under the same pressure that the Port Road suffered as they are competing with the online business.The Port at the mouth of Lough Swilly made it possible for Letterkenny to become a town, the railway then became the new way to make the town progress, When the railway closed, Letterkenny had to do something and battled to keep business in the town.At one time Dillion’s or the Save-a-lot in the Devlin Hall were the only two supermarkets in Letterkenny which were locally owned.Times change and things move on. It some times annoys me that the big multi National retail outlets that have arrived in Letterkenny do not play a bigger part in the much-needed development of Letterkenny. I worry long term about the older retail outlet in parts of Letterkenny that are holding on in the most difficult of times.Happy Motoring folksDD Motoring: New Bus Service in Donegal was last modified: August 27th, 2017 by Brian McDaidShare 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:brian mc daidBus servicedonegalletterkennyLocalmotoring
India are on the cusp of their first Test series victory in Australia but skipper Virat Kohli made it clear his men were not motivated by history ahead of the New Year’s Test which starts at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday.India lead the four-match series 2-1 with victories in Adelaide and Melbourne. On Sunday, India sealed their first ever Boxing Day Test in history and Australia, struggling without Steve Smith and David Warner, will be hard pressed to stop India from winning the series.However, Kohli said his team wanted to focus on the present and do everything in their control. Indian teams have stressed on the need to do processes right and it now seems things are coming together for Kohli’s side after a string of overseas Test defeats.India began 2018 with a 1-2 series defeat in South Africa before losing 1-4 in England. However, against a depleted Australian team down under, India have been dominant with bat and ball. Besides, after the debacle in Perth where they went in without a single spinner on a green pitch. As it turned out, Australia’s off-spinner Nathan Lyon picked eight wickets to win the man-of-the-match award.On the eve of the SCG Test, Kohli urged his men to understand the importance of the match and what is at stake.”If you ask me very honestly, no. Because what is gone is not in our control and what is to come is something that we need to think about. We need to stay in the present and focus on things that we can do, the controllables, we need to figure out what the controllables are and focus on them,” Kohli told the media on Wednesday.advertisement”The reason why we want to win this Test is because we understand as cricketers how difficult it is to come here and play. As I said at the high tea yesterday, it is not the team that you are playing against, the whole nation because they get behind the team so well. And when you walk into bat you feel like 40,000 people want your wicket, not just the eleven guys on the field, so we understand as cricketers how difficult it is and purely just to take that challenge on, we want to win here. And it has nothing to do with proving that we have done something that which haven’t been done in the past.”Every team that comes here wants to win, obviously. So I’m sure that they would have had the same intention, but the motivation has never been to change history.”It’s only been to overcome the challenge that is in front of you, as a sportsman and as a cricketer, you can ask anyone, that’s the most important thing, that’s something you look forward to, not necessarily proving something to someone or changing history, just crossing a hurdle and making your self believe that you are good enough to be at this level and beat any team anywhere in the world and that’s the most important thing,” Kohli said.Meanwhile, India will be without Rohit Sharma for the fourth and final Test as he returned home following the birth of his child. It looks like SCG will offer a turning pitch but there is a cloud over R Ashwin’s availability.Ashwin was named in the 13-man squad for the SCG Test but a final call on his availability will be taken on Thursday.Kohli said Ashwin is crucial to India’s plans in Test cricket and added the off-spinner was very disappointed with his current status.”Well, it is unfortunate that he has had two niggles that are quite similar in the last couple of away tours. That is something obviously him more than anyone else will be focussed to correct. The physio and trainer have spoken to him in terms of what is required, in order to get over that injury. He is very important for sure. In Test cricket, he is a vital part of this team and we want him to be hundred per cent fit and for a longer period, so that he can contribute more to us in the test format, as you mentioned.”He is very disappointed with the fact that he is not able to recover in time. But the things have been laid out to him, to get back to full fitness and honestly you can’t predict an injury, only when it happens you can manage it and he is doing what he can to get over that injury.”advertisementAlso Read | Ishant out injured, Kuldeep named in 13-man squadAlso Read | Australia delay announcing playing XI for SCG TestAlso Watch | Fans in Sydney enamoured with Virat Kohli ahead of New Year’s TestAlso Watch | Dog agrees with Virat Kohli as India captain says: No pressure in SydneyAlso Watch | Virat Kohli’s press conference in Sydney
The tag of world’s premier all-rounder rightfully belongs to Shakib Al Hasan, who is all set to prove a point to his critics, feels Bangladesh head coach Steve Rhodes.Shakib has recently regained his top ODI all-rounder’s position in ICC rankings and Bangladesh’s greatest ever cricketer with more than 5000 runs and 250 wickets in the 50-over format will play a key role for the ‘Tigers’.There were some doubts surrounding Shakib’s fitness but the coach insisted that he is fine.”Shakib is fine. He is in a great position physically. He had a little problem in Ireland but he’s got over that and is raring to go. He is looking forward to a wonderful tournament. I think he’s got a bit of a point to prove and he probably thinks that as well,” Rhodes was quoted as saying in the ICC website.The talented all-rounder, according to Bangladesh coach was falling off the radar a bit but is now slowly getting back to his best.”He (Shakib) seems to have been a little bit forgotten but now he’s back as the world’s No.1 all-rounder in ODI cricket – and that’s where we think he belongs. But he’s got a point to prove to make sure everybody else believes that.”One area of concern has been the injury to another key all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad, who is currently nursing a shoulder niggle.Rhodes said: “Mahmudullah’s shoulder is coming along a little slowly. I don’t think it would have been possible for him to bowl against Pakistan in the warm-up game. We are very optimistic that we can get him up and running for the early stages of the World Cup.advertisement
Simon Docking, pianiste classique Sue Goyette, poète et romancière Sheilagh Hunt, chorégraphe célébrée Shandi Mitchell, auteure et cinéaste Sara MacCulloch, artiste visuelle Scott Macmillan, compositeur et interprète primé Ivan Murphy, artiste visuel et éducateur Dan O’Neill, graveur, artiste visuel et éducateur Susan Tooke, artiste visuelle et illustratrice de livres pour enfants Dinuk Wijeratne, compositeur, pianiste et chef d’orchestre Thom Fitzgerald d’Halifax, cinéaste primé qui a apporté d’importantes contributions aux arts des médias et de la scène. Gerald Gloade de la Première nation Millbrook, artiste mi’kmaq accompli, illustrateur, sculpteur et éducateur. James MacSwain d’Halifax, photographe, artiste du collage et cinéaste. Le lauréat du Prix Portia White, présenté par le ministère des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine, reçoit 18 000 $ et est chargé de choisir un artiste ou un organisme culturel néo-écossais qui recevra le Prix de protégé d’une valeur de 7 000 $. Trois collectivités ont été choisies comme finalistes au Prix communautaire pour les arts et la culture, présenté par le Conseil de leadership pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse. Antigonish, Chéticamp et l’île Christmas sont les finalistes au prix d’une valeur de 10 000 $, qui vise à appuyer l’intégration des arts et de la culture dans la vie communautaire. Dix artistes ont été choisis comme finalistes aux Prix de mérite pour un artiste établi, d’une valeur de 5 000 $ chacun. Ces prix sont également présentés par le Conseil. Les finalistes sont : Les Néo-Écossais se préparent à célébrer les contributions des arts et de la culture dans le cadre du sixième gala de remise des prix pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse, et les finalistes à trois prix pour les arts ont été dévoilés, aujourd’hui 20 octobre. Les prix seront remis lors du gala, présenté par le Conseil de leadership pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse, le 28 octobre prochain au Centre Cunard à Halifax. Les gens peuvent se procurer des billets pour le gala au www.creativenovascotia.com. « La Nouvelle-Écosse a une fière tradition d’excellence en matière de création, a dit David Wilson, ministre des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine. Les finalistes de cette année poursuivent cette tradition et contribuent à améliorer la vie des familles dans les communautés de la province. » Un comité indépendant d’artistes a évalué les mises en candidature au Prix Portia White et a choisi les finalistes. Les finalistes au Prix communautaire pour les arts et la culture et aux Prix de mérite pour un artiste établi ont été choisis par des comités indépendants distincts. Trois artistes distingués ont été choisis comme finalistes au prestigieux Prix Portia White, d’une valeur de 25 000 $ : Le Prix du chef-d’œuvre de la lieutenante-gouverneure de la Nouvelle-Écosse sera également remis dans le cadre du gala. Les finalistes à ce prix ont été dévoilés le 26 septembre. Des renseignements supplémentaires à ce sujet sont disponibles au www.nsmasterworks.ca.