MOST READ “Nothing has been easy,” coach Doc Rivers said.With Bradley Beal guarding him, Williams unleashed the winner from the top of the key, capping a wild final 12 seconds in which both teams traded leads on clutch plays.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“I made a move and Bradley bit on it,” Williams said. “I was able to pull up with one dribble. If I go left, I like my chances.”After Williams’ basket, the Wizards called a timeout. Cavaliers’ Love out with sore left hip against Sixers Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Beal completed a three-point play with 8 seconds remaining to put the Wizards back in front, 112-110. That set up Williams’ winning shot after the Clippers had blown a 14-point lead in the third quarter.Both teams were missing injured stars: John Wall for the Wizards and Blake Griffin for the Clippers.Neither team led by more than four points in the fourth.Beal got loose for 16 points in the third. He made four 3-pointers before Porter pulled the Wizards into a 75-all tie on a free throw. The last 1 1/2 minutes turned into a 3-point shootout between Williams and Scott. Each of them hit two 3s and Williams added another basket to give the Clippers an 85-81 lead going into the fourth.SWEET LOUWilliams is the NBA’s leading scorer off the bench and he’s been on a roll in his last six games, scoring at least 18 points in each of them. It’s the most dominant run of his career that he can recall.STRANGE STARTIn an omen to the strangeness of the game, the referees called a foul on the opening tip. “That was the first time I saw that,” said Beal, a six-year veteran. “Why was it a foul versus a re-jumped ball or just their ball?”STREAKINGThe Clippers have won 15 of their last 18 against the Wizards dating to March 18, 2009, including 10 in a row at Staples Center, which is the second-longest active home winning streak against a single opponent. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams celebrates after scoring late in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 113-112. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — The way things have been going for the struggling Clippers, it figures a wild finish involving an arcane clock rule would be the way they’d finally win again.Lou Williams hit a go-ahead pull-up 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds remaining, lifting Los Angeles to a 113-112 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday to end a four-game skid.ADVERTISEMENT TIP-INSWizards: Wall missed his eighth straight game with a sore left knee. Coach Scott Brooks said Wall practiced Friday and responded well. He will practice again on Monday and be monitored day-to-day.Clippers: G Milos Teodosic sat out his 22nd straight game because of a left foot injury. He practiced Friday, worked out Saturday and will work again Sunday. Coach Doc Rivers said if Teodosic can get through all that, there’s a chance he could play.UP NEXTWizards: Visit Brooklyn on Tuesday night in the finale of their five-game trip.Clippers: Host the Raptors on Monday night, the last time Toronto will be away for four straight games this season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “I never complain about tough decisions and tough plays at the end of the game that referees have to make,” he said.Beal called it “a freak rule” and said it didn’t make sense because the Wizards had his basket taken away.“We had a great play, now that you take that away that gives the defense a chance to set up now to change some things,” he said. “Now we’ve got to go back and try to change into a different play with the ball in the corner. He said we get the same amount of time, but we didn’t get the same amount of time. Then the ball was placed in the corner. So I don’t really understand it.”Rivers said he wasn’t sure what triggered the review.“I just wanted it to go in our favor and it did,” he said. “We showed a lot of heart.”Williams scored 35 points to lead a dominant bench effort for the Clippers. Their reserves outscored Washington’s 59-47.Beal scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half. Otto Porter Jr. had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Mike Scott had 22 points off the bench for the Southeast Division-leading Wizards.“This is one of those games that you can’t be 100 percent mad because there was so much freak stuff going on at the end of the game it could have played out any way,” Beal said.Austin Rivers hit a 3-pointer from the right wing, putting the Clippers ahead 110-109 with 12 seconds left after he missed a 3 in the right corner and Los Angeles controlled the rebound.“I thought that was going to be the one that won it,” Williams said. They inbounded the ball on the sideline with 1.2 seconds left and Beal hit the potential winning baseline jumper, which was waived off because the game clock started a couple tenths of a second too soon.After a video review, the referees decided to give Washington possession for a replay, except the Wizards inbounded in the left corner with 1.1 seconds on the clock. Marcin Gortat’s jumper bounced off the rim as time expired.Crew chief Bill Spooner told a pool reporter after the game that the referees incorrectly reset the shot clock to 1.1 seconds instead of 0.1. Spooner said the location of the inbounds changed to the point of interruption where Beal caught the ball.“We had a clock malfunction, early start,” Spooner said in a statement. “The time that they lost was 1.1. With an inbounds at 1.2 that leaves, mathematically, 0.1 and that should have been where we reset it. We actually made the mistake in their favor if you will, and reset it at 1.1.”Wizards coach Scott Brooks wasn’t upset about the mistake.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold03:47INSIDE THE WATER JEEPNEY: Manila to Cavite in 20 minutes?01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 The air up there ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title NorthPort used the third pick in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft to pick up three-time NCAA champion Robert Bolick in a class that’s stock full of talent.“It’s a good pick for us and he’s the one we’ve been eyeing for a long time to complement with Stanley (Pringle),” said Jarencio Sunday at Robinson’s Manila. “At the same time, the kid’s a winner and we need a winner.”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 ChrissThe Batang Pier have had an up and down campaign the past several seasons, going from being a playoff contender to playoff spectator despite having a legitimate centerpiece in national team guard Pringle, who was the top overall pick in the 2014 Draft.As for Bolick, he’s already planning into forming one of the league’s most formidable backcourts with Pringle. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom “These are the challenges that I want and it’s a big one but I’ll wholeheartedly take it,” said Bolick in Filipino. “I’ll work hard every day and this is a team so all of us will work hard. Stanley, of course, is a great player not just here in the Philippines but also in Fiba.”“I want to learn from him and give it my all. Hopefully we can play well together because he’s more of a scorer while I like to find my teammates for scoring opportunities,” added Bolick.The former San Beda Red Lion also addressed Jarencio’s demands of showing a winner’s mentality.“I want to show to my teammates that I’m a winner and I don’t accept losses because that’s the kind of winner I am.Bolick is also aware of Jarencio’s comedic nature and he knows his own fun-loving nature would blend well with his head coach’s.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—NorthPort is a franchise that has lacked a winning atmosphere throughout its whole six-year existence.The Batang Pier never had a player that exuded championship class, until now.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “He told me that if I won’t die for my team then he’d be the one to kill me,” said Bolick laughing. “It’s going to be fun because he likes to have fun.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil
Sixty-six year-old George Robin, once highly respected for being a leader in his community, was found guilty on a rape charge and sentenced to 19 years in prison on Tuesday.Jailed: George RobinThe No 30 Village, West Coast Berbice resident was recently found guilty by a 12-member jury of the offence, which detailed that on February 6, 2017 he engaged in sexual penetration with a child under the age of 16.A probation report presented to the Court revealed that the convicted man was known in his community for being a leader and contributing to the area. It was further disclosed that Robin was a former rank in the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and Guyana Police Force (GPF).However, the report investigations had found that Robin was also well known in the community for his perverted behaviour towards young girls in the area. It added that when teenage girls would visit the grocery shop owned by the convict, he would usually make sexual remarks that would make them uncomfortable. Similar incidents also occurred in school environments where Robin worked as a vendor.Meanwhile, an impact statement prepared for the victim has revealed that the affected teen has suffered from depression and emotional trauma.“I feel depressed and angry. I would like for him to go to jail, he deserves to be punished. I would like to forget about it but I don’t know if I ever can,” the impact statement noted.Defence Attorney Maxwell McKay, in his plea of mitigation, asked the Court to consider the contributions Robin has made to the community, along with his age and medical status, since he suffers from hypertension and diabetes.As such, Justice Brassington Reynolds, in handing down his sentence, stated that considering these factors, Robin will spend the next 19 years in prison where he will benefit from medical services and religious teachings, and will also grant him time to reflect on what he did.
Bartica, Region Seven, Mahdia, Region Eight, and Lethem, Region Nine, will benefit from an overall 3.15-megawatt solar-powered mini-grid system totalling $1.7 billion (US$8.6 million).GEA Project Coordinator Mfon AkpanThe project is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA).The 1.5-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant at Bartica will benefit 15,000 residents, while the 1-megawatt Lethem solar will benefit an estimated 5000 people.Presently, Bartica (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) has an installed capacity of 4.4-megawatts; Mahdia (Potaro-Siparuni), 1.2-megawatts and Lethem (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), 3.06- megawatts. Lands have been identified for the projects – 7.5 acres in Bartica and 5.2 acres in Lethem.A pre-bidding conference for the Bartica and Lethem projects was held at the Cara Lodge on Monday. The event attracted some 20 local and international contractors who had the opportunity to seek clarification on the scope of the jobs.According to a Department of Public Information (DPI) report, GEA’s Project Coordinator, Mfon Akpan explained that the projects include engineering, procurement, construction and installation, commissioning and turnkey delivery of the solar plants including battery Energy Storage Systems in Bartica and Lethem. The jobs are to be executed in two lots/phases.According to Akpan, the construction of the two projects will commence in the first quarter of 2020. Both will be completed and commissioned by the first quarter of 2021.“If one contractor shall be awarded both lots, the execution of the project must run concurrently. So, this tells us, that is, you win the two bids, this means that you have 330 calendar days to finish the project,” Akpan explained.The contractors were advised of the consequences if the work is not finished within the stipulated time. “If you don’t complete within the 330 days, we are going to charge you 0.05 per cent of your total contract amount every day that you delay delivery.” Akpan cautioned.The potential contractors were also informed of the importance of ensuring they are fully in compliance and have all necessary documents in place before the submission of bids. These include business and VAT registration, NIS and GRA compliance and financial and technical capacity.Tendering for the construction of the Bartica and Lethem solar farms will officially be opened on November 26, while tenders for the Mahdia project will be conducted separately.The projects fall under the Government’s Renewable Energy Solution for the Hinterland initiative. It is aligned with the country’s Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) framework to achieve, among other things, the transition to 100 per cent renewable energy in the power sector; affordable, reliable and clean energy services for all; ensure security and quality of energy for business growth and increase energy efficiency.Also present at Monday’s event was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Energy Authority (GEA), Dr Mahender Sharma.
The North Peace Secondary School boys basketball team will play in the finals Saturday.The team defeated PGSS in a nail biter Friday 71 to 68 with Graham Spitzer getting 27 points.The final for the tournament will happen at 12pm on Saturday at NPSS.- Advertisement -The NPSS girls basket ball team lost their game on Friday night to Correlieu 51 to 37. Correlieu advances to the Championship Final Saturday morning at 10am.
0Shares0000Everton beaten at WatfordLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 24 – A goal from Troy Deeney was all that separated the two teams as Watford beat Everton 1-0 in a tight encounter at Vicarage Road on Saturday night.The first half produced just one shot on target as Oumar Niasse tested Orestsis Karnezis, with the Watford keeper managing to comfortably keep out the effort. Deeney eventually brought the game to life when he scored with a powerful shot into the top of the net from the centre of the box.Everton had an early opportunity to put pressure on Watford with a free-kick in the first few minutes. Gylfi Sigurdsson floated a good cross towards Niasse who was at the far post, but the forward missed his attempted shot.Niasse then managed to force a good save from Karnezis after beating Adrian Mariappa and letting loose a good shot which took a deflection before the Watford keeper pushed the effort away.Both teams seemed to lack creativity where it counted as they traded possession without creating any clear-cut chances. Gerard Deulofeu had a promising chance with a free-kick in the perfect area, but the former Everton loanee only managed to find the wall with his effort.The half-time whistle brought an end to an uneventful half with just one shot on target courtesy of the visitors who at times struggled to maintain possession as easily as the home side.Watford started the second half positively and had an attacking corner which saw Sebastian Prodl get onto the end of a decent cross, but the defender could only watch his effort fly over the crossbar.Michael Keane then guided through a ball towards the far post with the ball somehow missing the onrushing Tom Davies, while at the other end, Etienne Capoue was the first to go into Anthony Taylor’s book after a late challenge on Theo Walcott.Watford were dealt a big blow when Deulofeu was forced to leave the pitch early after picking up a knock in a clash with Cenk Tosun.Jordan Pickford then gave the ball away cheaply which allowed Kiko Femenía the chance to run on goal before choosing to shoot rather than square the ball and Pickford made up for his mistake by making a good block.A good period from Watford culminated in Deeney opening the scoring for the home side. Stefano Okaka squared the ball towards his captain who took a heavy touch before launching a powerful effort on the turn which found the top of the net.The last play of the match was an Everton corner and Pickford, who had come up to add another body, directed a header towards Dominic Calvert-Lewin who managed to shoot but Karnezis gathered as Watford got back to winning ways.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
Vincenzo Montella said afterwards his players had not had luck on their side and there was some truth in that.Franck Ribery’s cross was heading wide until Jesus Navas dangled out a foot and Thiago Alcantara’s header would probably have been saved had it not been diverted by Sergio Escudero.But for all their energy, verve and aggression, Sevilla have shown this week they still lack the control to manage matches against elite opposition.Against Bayern, they led for only six minutes, allowing their opponents to reach half-time level when they could easily have been two goals down as Pablo Sarabia, Sevilla’s scorer, had planted an earlier, easier chance wide.“With that opportunity it was a pity,” Sarabia said. “I tried to adjust it to the maximum and I did not hit the target.”Against Barcelona they had conceded twice after holding a deserved 2-0 lead with just two minutes to go.“We were a little lacking this side of experience… how to talk to the referee, and to be focused on small details,” Sevilla striker Wissam Ben Yedder said.“We know that it will be very complicated because now we have to (score) two goals there but we know that everything is possible.”Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes said he believed the timing of his side’s equaliser, just before the break, was a psychological turning-point.Scoring twice at the Allianz Arena next week is not beyond Sevilla, who can take heart from the numerous occasions they broke through Bayern on Tuesday — but it is hard to see them keeping a clean sheet.After the second leg, they play Celta Vigo and Villarreal in La Liga before a reunion in the Spanish Cup final with Barcelona, who this time are likely to have Lionel Messi for 90 minutes.If they are knocked out by Bayern and lose to Barca, Sevilla will be relying on their league position to qualify for Europe next season — they currently sit seventh, only two points ahead of Girona.Bayern, meanwhile, know they will have to improve with striker Robert Lewandowski, whose name continues to be linked with Real Madrid, virtually anonymous.It was the 34-year-old Ribery who made the difference. “In the first half we were not well organised,” Ribery said.“We did not play in front, at the break the coach gave us a telling off. Seville is a very good team who plays very well in football, but we reacted well after the 1-0.“We must not believe that we are already in the semi-finals.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sevilla’s Spanish midfielder Pablo Sarabia covers his face during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match between Sevilla FC and Bayern Munich at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Sevilla on April 3, 2018. © AFP / Jorge GUERREROSEVILLE, Spain, Apr 4 – Sevilla ended their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Bayern Munich wondering what might have been, just as they had against Barcelona three days earlier.They had chances and were the better side for large spells of their 2-1 defeat at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, but Bayern, like Barcelona, needed only a moment to strike.
0Shares0000Harambee Stars players line up before their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match against Libya in Machakos on December 5, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 6 – Despite dropping points against Libya on Tuesday evening, Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put says he was impressed with the performance of his charges in his second match in charge of the national team.Put notes there has been great improvement both individually and as a team and he believes they are headed to replicate his playing style and philosophy and the work put in during training is bearing fruit. “For me, I think we played better than the Rwanda game. Winning does not always mean that you play well. The performance footballwise was great; we tried to play football and not kicking the ball and I think we have made some good progress,” the Belgian tactician said.Put fielded almost the same squad that played against Rwanda with the exception of Ulinzi Stars winger Samuel Onyango who missed the match entirely.Despite creating several scoring chances in either half, Stars could not hit the bull’s eye but Put says it is something that will eventually come freely.Harambee Stars midfielder Whyvonne Isuza shields the ball away from Libya’s Madeen Muhanad during CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match in Machakos on December 5, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“It was a very difficult game against Libya which is a very good team. They have quality players and noting we created more chances than them, says we were the better team. Unfortunately in the second half our levels dropped because this was the second match we are playing in three days,” the coach pointed out.Kenya leads the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup Group A with four points and do not play until Saturday, meaning the stats on the table might change with Thursday’s games in mind.Rwanda will play Libya while Tanzania Mainland faces second placed Zanzibar in a local derby. Put though is confident of leading Kenya to the semi-finals with a win when they face Zanzibar on Saturday in Machakos.“I watched a bit of their game against Rwanda and I see they are a very good team inside the box. They are players with motivation, quick on the counter attack and very efficient with long balls. It will not be an easy game but Inshaalah we shall be in the next round,” he noted.Libya’s Madeen Muhanad tracks down Kenya’s Massoud Juma during their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 5, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaStriker Massoud Juma is a major doubt for the Saturday game after picking up an ankle injury against Libya. He had to be rushed to hospital at the end of the first half.“It looks serious but I will wait and see how it progresses between now and Saturday. I am not sure whether I will play,” Juma told Capital Sports.Kenya is looking to replicate their form in 2013 when the tournament was last hosted in Kenya and pick up their seventh Senior Challenge title.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Sofapaka players celebrate Ezekiel Okare’s winner during their Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield tie against Tusker FC at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on September 2, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Sep 2 – Robert Matano’s hope of clinching a second consecutive Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield title with a second different team were quashed on Sunday afternoon after Tusker lost 2-1 at the hands of Sofapaka in a quarter final tie played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.Ezekiel Okare stepped off the bench to score the winner in the 72nd minute after Umaru Kassumba had cancelled out Jackson Macharia’s early goal for the brewers. It was a highly technical and tactical approach between the two sides and the chances were few and far in between.Both goals in the opening half were scored within the first 10 minutes and were spaced three minutes in between each other. Apart from that, both Mathias Kigonya for Sofapaka and Patrick Matasi for Tusker didn’t have much to do with their hands.Tusker were first to taste the back of the net, Macharia coming to the end of a brilliant team move by the brewers.-Team playBoniface Muchiri broke away on the left after some quick interchange of passes left Sofapaka exposed and with space and time, the winger looked up to cite Macharia’s run and sliced in a low cross.The dreadlocked midfielder took a brilliant first touch away from his marker before slotting the ball low into Kigonya’s far right.But the lead only lasted three minutes as Batoto ba Mungu drew back level in the ninth minute when Umaru Kassumba towered above the Tusker defense to nod home a freekick from Kevin Kimani.Sofapaka’s Michael Oduor skips away from Tusker’s Hashim Ssempala during a Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield tie at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on September 2, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluFrom then on, the two sides took on each other in a terse tactical battle, most of which was concentrated in the middle of the pack.Tusker had two chances off set pieces, the first a training ground routine with Muchiri and Peter Nzuki skipping over the ball before Timothy Otieno whipped it over and the second was an awry attempt by Muchiri which skied over the target.In the second half Sofapaka head coach John Baraza began with a tactical change bringing off Teddy Osok who was living dangerously with a yellow card and in his place came Brian Magonya.-Game changer OkareAfter 18 minutes, Okare was brought in for the off color Piston Mutamba and he almost had an immediate impact when he picked up a loose ball at the edge of the box but his snap shot went just wide.He however made the difference in the 72nd minute when he simply tapped in from two yards out unmarked after Michael Oduor’s low cross from the right found him isolated and he had the simple task of changing the ball’s direction into the net with Matasi beaten.After conceding the second, Tusker made offensive changes, the ineffective David Juma being hauled off for Sidney Ochieng.But, the brewers could not break the Sofapaka backline and were almost conceding a third on the other end but Stephen Waruru’s connection from a Kimani cross went inches wide with Matasi well beaten.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
ENTERTAINMENT: A warm welcome awaits you in Donegal Town on the Wild Atlantic Way. Everyone is invited to attend the biggest Gastronomic Food Extravaganza Party of the North West equally rivaling the major Food Events on the Island of Ireland. From humble beginnings we now attract Food Lovers from all over the world to our beautiful tented village on the Pier in Donegal Town with the backdrop of the Blue Stack Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.The success of this three day celebration of great food and drink is due to the vibrant personalities of the celebrity and local chefs who will be cooking up a storm over the weekend.Foodies will particularly enjoy 100 plus food and drink exhibitors, top hotels and restaurants who will showcase and sell artisan produce, wine and craft beers from all over Ireland and the UK.With tastings from an unbelievable variety of food ranging from, confectionary, specialist foods, meat, fish, and dairy products as well as high profile cookery demonstrations with World Class talented and stylish celebrity chefs. Catherine Fulvio TV Presenter, Food Writer, Award Winning Proprietor of Ballyknocken House & Cookery School, Neven Maguire, Mc Nean House the Nations Favourite.TV3’S The Restaurant Duo Louise Lennox and Donegal‘s Food Ambassador Gary O’ Hanlon.Supervalu Ambassador and more recently winner of “ The best Culinary Show in the world at the New York Festival 2015 Kevin Dundon, Brian Mc Dermott “ The No Salt Chef” Shane Smith Head Pastry Chef, Fallon and Byrne Dublin and In-House Chef for Coole Swan Irish Liquor.Maire Dufficey from Bord Bia will also be on hand to share her expertise from the Irish food business. We will also have our Local Celebrity Chefs Anthony Armstrong, Martin Anderson, Zack Gallagher and Remy Dupuy.Exhibitors and Chefs: www.atasteofdonegal.comThe event will also include master classes by leading experts Rob Mc Hardy, Ciaran Kennedy, Yvonne Hollidge, Rosario Piseri and Sian Breslin. who will showcase their specialist skills in bringing the art of cheese and tofu making to ordinary people as well as keen and experienced cooks. Healthy meal planning without spending a fortune, cocktail making using fresh fruits, proper ice, decent spirits and balanced measures, “Hunny Pots” tray bakes made from 100% pure and natural local Wexford honey.Vegetarian and vegan cooking with all kinds of seaweed recipes using dulse to carrageen from Italian Entrepreneur Rosario Piseri of Algaran.A seaweed Italian Frittata has to be sampled!Experts: www.atasteofdonegal.com The 2015 A Passion To Inspire Chefs Competition will take place under the watchful eye of Anthony Armtrong a judge from the World Association of Chefs Society, Peter Griffths M.B.E., President British Culinary Federation, Gerard M. Molloy American Culinary Federation and Mr Bob Mc Donald judge from the Master Chefs of Great Britain.Entrants will be required to cook and present two different dishes, a starter and a main course, each for two covers, showcasing the best of Irish produce.Competitions: www.ataasteofdonegal.comHead lining this year’s entertainment will be Champions of Vocal Harmony 4 in A Bar Ireland’s leading male-voice harmony group, singing traditional, classical, pop and barbershop music.Their mischief and close harmony singing will bring a tear and a smile to the 2015 Festival audience.Listen to wonderful live Swing and Jazz music from Adrian Cullen the “Dean Martin Tribute Show” and classical operatic from Eugene Ginty “The Singing Chef” There will be lots of crowd interaction amongst the young and old when larger than life vintage stilt walker Lady Longbottom arrives straight out of the early 1900′s with her old world charm, vintage parasol and exquisite costume.Expect honking horns, juggling tricks and most of all expect the unexpected from a unique roving clown on a mini penny farthing bicycle accompanied by two of Disney’s much loved characters Micky & Minnie. Visitors watch your back! No one is safe!Entertainment: www.atasteofdonegal.comThis year’s Festival opens on Friday 28th August at 4pm. The Official Opening will take place at 7 pm and our MC for the evening will be TV3’s Star and General Manager of Harvey’s Point Country Hotel Mr. Noel Cunningham.Dr Joe Mulholland Director of the MacGill Summer School will perform the opening; music will be by 4 in A Bar Barbershop Quartet.This will be followed immediately by our Hoteliers Cook off hosted by Celebrity Chef Joe Shannon and will be very entertaining.As promised Mixologist Rob Mc Hardy and friends will thrill us with a cocktail class with tastings.The opening evening will conclude with Pains Fireworks staging a professional ceremonial display of cracking colour over Donegal Bay.A Taste of Donegal is truly a food lovers dream and will showcase Donegal Town and the surrounding area as a region of high quality restaurants and hotels, with a vibrant and growing Artisan Food Production Family.With the extensive variety of products available throughout the marquee your palette will explode from the diverse tastes which will leave you coming back again and again.To quote Chairperson Ernan Mc Gettigan, “Come along and experience the wonderful food and drink variety available, we promise to tantalise your taste buds and as our caption says, Discover, Dine, and Delight in Donegal Town over this festival weekend and indeed every time you visit this region”Admission is €5.00 per adult, €2.00 per child, €12.00 for a weekend pass.For the full programme of events and regular updates, please follow us on www.atasteofdonegal.comand find A Taste of Donegal on Facebook.To look back at A Taste of Donegal 2014 Irish TV FeatureIrish TV FeatureIrish TV. http://www.irishtv.ie/category/ireland/ulster/donegal/Contact details:Donegal Town Community Chamber Exhibitors – Businesses – VisitorsTel. +353 (0) 74 97 23760Email: email@example.comA TASTE OF DONEGAL 2015 PROMISES TO BE THE TASTIEST TO DATE was last modified: July 23rd, 2015 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsTaste of Donegal