Max Holloway fails to make weight, scrapping main UFC bout

first_imgFILE – In this Thursday, April 5, 2018, file photo, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway gestures while responding to reporters’ questions during Media Day for UFC 223 at the Barclays Center in New York, ahead of his upcoming lightweight title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Holloway has failed to make weight, canceling the main event of UFC 223 and adding further upheaval to the promotion following criminal charges against star Conor McGregor. Holloway agreed to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov on Saturday on just six days’ notice after original challenger Tony Ferguson injured a knee. But Holloway was unable to reach the weight limit for the bout Friday and was ruled out by the UFC medical team. There was no immediate word if a replacement fighter would face Nurmagomedov. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)Max Holloway has failed to make weight, canceling the main event of UFC 223 and adding further upheaval to the promotion following criminal charges against star Conor McGregor.Holloway had agreed to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov on Saturday on just six days’ notice after original challenger Tony Ferguson injured a knee. But Holloway was unable to reach the weight limit for the bout Friday in New York and was ruled out by the UFC medical team.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil June Mar Fajardo: Best Player of Conference and Finals MVP But the backstage melee McGregor allegedly instigated instead has forced the removal of three fights because of injuries from the attack. Artem Lobov, a close friend of McGregor’s, was pulled from the card for his involvement. Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg were hurt in the mayhem and forced off the card.McGregor faces three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief. Video footage appears to show the promotion’s most bankable star throwing a hand truck at a bus full of fighters Thursday after a news conference at Barclays.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ There was no immediate word if a replacement fighter would face Nurmagomedov.Holloway apologized on Twitter to Nurmagomedov, saying he wants “to keep going but they are stopping me. Sorry to your team and the fans.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHolloway was already the 145-pound champion and was trying to become a two-division champ by beating the undefeated Nurmagomedov in the 155-pound title fight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Holloway and Nurmagomedov were fighting for the lightweight title left vacant by McGregor’s nearly 18-month absence.The original card had shaped up as the best of the year and UFC President Dana White said it was trending toward the best pay-per-view buy rate since McGregor’s last fight at UFC 205. MOST READ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenterslast_img read more

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Looking forward to revised electoral system

first_imgDear Editor,As the clock ticks away towards the March 2 General and Regional Elections, Guyanese should be paying very keen attention to what I regard as confusion over the voters’ list. In recent weeks, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has announced that the so-called Revised Voters’ List contains an astonishing 671,000 out of a population which is officially listed at 750,000. This simply cannot be even if we deploy the most creative and dishonest forms of calculation.As far as I know, Guyana’s schools’ population of students under age 18 is listed at about 260,000. Therefore, if you subtract this number from 750,000, the revised list cannot be anywhere near 671,000.Editor, this situation could represent what people around the world refer to as the perfect storm for controversy and political unrest. I have read letters and commentaries from people in both the dailies and in social media platforms, blaming last year’s ruling by the Chief Justice that qualified people cannot be removed from the list.How GECOM will manage this looming level of confusion in the coming days as the date nears and as the political tension rises is beyond me. I do fear some level of confusion on Election Day.Going forward, I look forward to the day when the major parties, in and out of Parliament, will sit down like knights at the roundtable, and clean up this sordidly confusing and overly bureaucratic electoral system of ours. We sit in front of our television sets and watch as results from places on the globe with far larger populations are announced within hours of an election. Ours is fraught with objections from parties, recounts and disputations of the statements of polls. We simply have to find a more efficient system to work with.Also, we do not hear of the political strife that accompanies preparations for general elections in other places as is the case here with our electoral scroll. I am dearly hoping that the system is revised in the near future so it could make more sense to ordinary Guyanese. I look forward to the publication of the final voters’ list and the numbers on that list therein.Sincerely,Peter Josephlast_img read more

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“City running on shoestring budget” – King

first_imgCity Hall’s financial woes…as staff cuts are proposedThe average monthly revenue of City Hall is between $78 and 80 million, while its monthly wage bill is $112 million.According to Town Clerk Royston King, who provided the above figures, the City is running on a “shoestring budget” and it is time for the Mayor and City Councillors (M&CC) to seriously consider revising the staffing structure.During City Hall’s statutory meeting on Monday, King said: “It is becoming increasingly challenging for us to sustain current staff members and at the same time provide certain basic municipal services. I am recommending that the Council look at an approaches that will allow us to properly and carefully rationalise current staff.”He noted that in addition to the municipality having an exorbitant wage bill, it is battling to settle its accounts with various agencies, such as the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL).He said the administration is behind on payments to the National Insurance Scheme, the Guyana Revenue Authority, and employees Credit Union, and is currently working with those agencies to determine a way forward.He said the proposal at this time is for the M&CC to pay workers’ salaries while holding back on remitting the statutory deductions, but he explained that it is not the ideal step to take.“We are managing this council on a shoestring budget, and at the end of the day, we are out of funds. We need monies to manage the council. I am appealing to you, Your Worship, and the Council to look at new revenue earning avenues, since we are unable to (undertake) revaluation of properties so that we can have the kind of revenue we need to manage the city. We really need revenue to manage this city; I cannot over emphasize this,” King said.He related that while the M&CC has to consider social implications, economic considerations ought to be looked at. King said he had had to meet with President of the Guyana Labour Workers Union, Carvil Duncan, after Duncan had threatened industrial action over the administration’s inability to reach an agreement with the union.“If people understand our circumstances and support us in this time of difficulty…. We have a situation where even the very people we are moving to support and help, we have to consider our economic circumstances. The fact is, if you are having a budget of $78-80 million and your wages bill is $112 million, then right away you see the only sensible approach is to downsize and re-engineer, if we are unable to generate more money,” he explained.“Some of the very staff are not sympathetic to our situation, to the point where when we are unable to pay on time, there are strikes and protests and we have to face all kinds of snide remarks. We have to have a very sensible approach; we are in April, and we are finding it difficult,” he added.King said the municipality should immediately begin to put systems in place to address the situation.Meanwhile, Mayor Patricia Chase-Green has said she is not in agreement with putting people on the breadline. She contends that the issue needs to be looked at holistically.“I know it is an issue we have to look at. I don’t want to take ‘a top of the head’ decision. It has to be carefully thought out, and that is going to take some time. Let us thread cautiously. We know the constraints, but please appeal to the people to pay their taxes,” she said.At an Extraordinary Statutory Meeting on November 14 last, Chairman of the Finance Committee, Oscar Clarke, had suggested that the municipality consider downsizing the staff number.last_img read more

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Attorney predicts additional abuse of State resources for elections

first_imgCampaign financing…says GECOM needs to “get up” and workBy Samuel SukhnandanImmediately after the No-confidence Motion was passed in the National Assembly and following the High Court’s ruling in the matter, the coalition Government has upped its political campaigning, although President David Granger is yet to announce a date for the constitutionally mandated General and Regional Elections.Local political analysts and commentators have also taken note of the frequent travel of Government Ministers to various parts of the country, including the hinterland region.This point to the fact that Guyana is still in need of a modern piece of legislation that will cater for campaign finance for each political party, whether that party is inActivist and accountant, Christopher RamGovernment or not.Outspoken attorney and chartered accountant, Christopher Ram told Guyana Times on Monday that it is clear that the current Administration is utilising State resources to fund their political campaign.“That is a misuse of public State funds and there is a law on campaign financing – the Representation of the Peoples Act has provisions on it. The Government is abusing the law and State resources,” he added.In Chapter 1:03 Part XIII of the Act titled “Election Expenses”, a limit is placed on personal campaign expenses to GY$25,000 per candidate and a maximum sum of GY$50,000 multiplied by a maximum number of 53 from a total number of 65 candidates for each contesting political party. The Guyana exchange rate in 1990 was GY$45:US$1. It is presently GY$200: US$1.And according to Section 120 (1) of the amended Act, following elections, political parties’ election agents have 35 days in which to submit financial returns to the Chief Elections Officer, disclosing on behalf of candidates and their parties, all payments made by the party’s election agent, amounts of personal expenses paid by each candidate, all disputed and unpaid claims, all monies, securities, and those received for the conduct of the elections, the names of donors and contributors, among others.However, since the enactment of these regulations (Act 24 of 1990) they have neither been observed by contesting political parties nor enforced by the Chief Elections Officer. Ram said therefore this could lead to social, political and economic instabilities in society.“GECOM should be drawing it to their attention. They need to get up and do some work. GECOM is the elections regulator in this country… I am not sure that the Chief Executive Officer (Keith Lowenfield) or the Chairman (retired Justice James Patterson) is aware of that, but there are provisions,” he opined.LegislationAsked whether he thinks there is need for a more modern legislation to guide campaign financing in Guyana, the commentator told Guyana Times that there is always need for a more modern legislation but “they first have to comply with what exists within the Representation of the Peoples Act.”The Carter Centre had recommended the implementation of campaign financing laws and even prior to that, the Alliance For Change (AFC) was pushing for the implementation of the laws; however, after years in Government, the party and its coalition partner are yet to make a step in that direction.In its final report on the 2011 General Election, the Carter Centre said the need to create legislation to cater for campaign financing was important and even reiterated that in its 2015 report.“To ensure realisation of the right and opportunity to be elected, legal reform is necessary to improve campaign finance laws. Legislation should be strengthened to routinely require disclosure of contributions and expenditures. Consideration also should be given to establishing reasonable limits on donations and expenditures to ensure that the free choice of voters is not undermined or the democratic process distorted by disproportionate expenditures on behalf of any candidate or party. A monitoring and enforcement body with oversight authority of compliance with campaign finance regulations would also be a positive contribution to Guyanese politics,” the report stated.Additionally, the report stated that Guyana’s legal framework for elections was silent in the area of registration and operation of political parties; hence, the reason why legislation is needed to establish clear requirements for the registration and operation of political parties that would support the freedom of association and promote broad multiethnic parties that could represent citizen interests in governance.One of the co-founders of the AFC, Sheila Holder, who wrote a report on ‘Political parties and campaign financing in Guyana’ was passionate about getting the issue addressed through the drafting of legislation. In that report she revealed that incumbent Governments in Guyana have an unfair advantage over opponents when it comes to them having access to finance for their political campaigns.last_img read more

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Land close to shore base location now worth millions of US dollars

first_imgSale of part of Demerara River…as PPP questions strategic land grab at expense of ordinary Guyanese…calls for Police investigation into massive GL&SC land distributionHead of GL&SC, Trevor BennAttempts by the Guyana Lands and Survey Commission (GL&SC) to justify its action in the allocation of thousands of acres of land to persons aligned with the Government still leaves several unanswered questions.According to the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Saturday, the GL&SC in its ‘half-baked’ attempt to explain its actions, had still not explained the rationale for the distribution of land in prime locations along the Demerara River that will now be worth over US$100 million.The Party noted that the value for this land is especially lucrative, given the need for shore base facilities to cater to oil companies currently operating in Guyana’s waters. The Party noted that GL&SC head, Trevor Benn, failed to address this issue.According to the Party, aside from Benn’s preoccupation with how the damning details became public, he failed to respond to major questions that were raised by the Party’s General Secretary and Opposition Leader. Key among these unanswered questions was what rationale was used by the GL&SC to give out practically the entire Demerara River waterfront to politically-connected persons.On Thursday, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had revealed that there seemed to be a rush to give out prime lands at strategic locations where there lies possibility to develop shore base facilities. In fact, he disclosed that 50 acres along the western foreshore of the Demerara River, as well as 40 acres in the river itself— also toward the western side— were given away.It is understood that Saratu Phillips, Director of Great Wall Incorporated, was a common name in those leases. Phillips previously featured in the controversial Georgetown Parking Meter project, when another company he owned, Astrolobe Technology Inc., claimed to have had a pre-existing contract to implement the ill-fated project.According to the PPP, Phillips and miner Shawn Hopkinson, own a company named Gold Bar Development and Consulting Incorporated that benefitted from a gold export license in 2018. The Party revealed that Hopkinson’s property is, in fact, currently being rented by Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency Joseph Harmon.Great Wall received 20 acres at Schoonoord Foreshore, Region Three, on the banks of the Demerara River. It received another 20 acres at Good Fortuin, Region Three. In addition, it received 50 acres at the Best Foreshore.Other applicantsThe PPP lambasted GL&SC for the fact that Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield received valuable land in Region 10, ahead of others, including Lindeners, who had applied for said land.“Mr Benn said he had ‘no apologies’ for granting 216 acres of land to Mr Lowenfield in June of this year, at Millie’s Hideout, Linden, Region 10. Could Mr Benn say why persons in Region 10, particularly Lindeners, who applied for lands to be used for housing and other economic activities, in the same area, did not have their applications approved? Does he have an apology for these Guyanese?” the Party questioned.“Ordinary Guyanese continue to suffer the hardships imposed by the policies of the coalition Government, including their inability to access house lots, since not one house lot has been developed in the past four-plus years, while there is ‘wanton’ and ‘obscene’ land grabbing that benefits a select few”.InformationSince the revelation that persons closely affiliated to the Government had snapped up land in prime locations, questions have been raised about the process that was used to allocate such large tracts of land.Among those questions have been whether an open tender was used, exactly how much all the beneficiaries paid per acre for their land, and how they received information on which prime land locations were available, in the absence of advertisements.The PPP pointed out in its statement that “the land grab was taking place in strategic locations – locations for possible shore base facilities, deep water harbours, and other major infrastructural developments”.Questions have been raised about the role played by Ndibi Schwiers, whose husband, engineer Charles Ceres, received 112 acres in Bohemia, Region 6 and 4.5 acres at Liliendaal. Schwiers is the Director of the Department of Environment within the Ministry of the Presidency.In addition, questions have also been raised over why the applications of persons close to the coalition Government and Party were fast tracked after 2015 when A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC) came to office, when the applications of thousands of ordinary Guyanese remain in a backlog.And noting Benn’s call for the police to investigate how materials from his agency were leaked to the Opposition Leader, the PPP instead condemned the Government’s drive against whistleblowers of corruption and called for the Police to investigate the wholesale distribution of land to party cronies.last_img read more

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“Got To Go” beats “Echo” in Sprint Classic

first_img“Got To Go” of the Jumbo Jet Stables produced a brilliant performance to beat favourite Golden Blue Echo of the Nand Persaud Stables in the Sky Plus Mega Sprint Classic on the Corentyne on Sunday.It was a close call with “Got to Go” on the left, “Golden Blue Echo” (centre) and “TNT”It was the first time a horse from the Nand Persaud Stables did not win the Sky Plus Sprint Classic, which saw its sixth edition at the Number 36 Village race track.The race, which had a top prize of $400,000, ended with the two animals finishing neck and neck with Jockey Colin Ross piloting “Got To Go”. “TNT” of the Nand Persaud Stables ran a close third.In other events on the day’s card, “Angel Eyes” won the L Class 3-furlong event for fillies and mares in a time of 35 seconds ahead of “Barbarosa”, “Miss Anjalie” and “Black Bird” in that order while “Uprising” won the L Class for colts and geldings in 46.5 seconds. The other noted finishers were “Plane Land”, “Byron” and “Massapequea Dr”.Jockey Colin Ross and “Got To Go” surrounded by supporters at the presentation ceremony“Victoria” proved to be the best two-year-old, winning a third straight race this year. The four-furlong race was won in 46.48 seconds and had a top prize of $200,000.Second place went to “Perfection” with “Set the Flame” and “Awesome Drift” following in that order.The K and J race saw Jockey W Appadu piloting “Pikachu” to victory ahead of “Barbarosa” and “Uprising”.Horse racing action moves to the Rising Sun Turf Club this weekend, where the Guyana Cup will be held.last_img read more

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Pipeline delays add appeal to creative options for oil transport, transformation

first_img“First the economics have to be there … then those alternatives need to go through a regulatory process.”A dearth of investment dollars for traditional drilling in Western Canada means there are also fewer dollars available for developing creative options, said Kevin Birn, a vice-president with IHS Energy in Calgary.“I think you will have some creativity but if you really want creativity, they’ve got to see a future for investment in Western Canada,” he said.Here’s a closer look at some pipeline alternative solutions.Advertisement The diluent dilemmaRaw bitumen at room temperature has the consistency of peanut butter. Below freezing, it’s as hard as a hockey puck.To make it flow in a pipeline, producers mix as many as three barrels of light oil “diluent” for every seven barrels of bitumen _ if one can eliminate or reduce the diluent, it frees up room in the pipeline.In January, the Alberta government announced a $440-million loan guarantee to help Value Creation Inc. build a $2-billion upgrader that would convert diluted bitumen into medium synthetic crude and diesel, both capable of flowing undiluted in a pipeline.The facility is the first in line for up to $1 billion in provincial incentives for partial upgraders, but it isn’t expected to be operating until at least 2022.A report prepared for the province in 2017 suggested that a 100,000-barrel-per-day partial upgrading facility could add $10 to $15 of value to each barrel of bitumen. The report listed 10 pre-commercial technologies that have been tested or proposed for deployment in Alberta.Advertisement Pipeline efficiencyReducing the demand for diluent in Canada could help Enbridge decide on the option to convert its Southern Lights pipeline _ used to import U.S. condensate diluent into Canada _ into a crude oil export pipeline with capacity of about 150,000 bpd, possibly by 2023.Meanwhile, the operator of the biggest oil export pipeline network in Canada is getting creative as it looks at using drag reducing agents inside the pipe and redirecting some downstream U.S. injections to open up long-haul capacity for Western Canada, along with low-cost pipeline and pumping station upgrades.It thinks it could add another 50,000 to 100,000 bpd of incremental export space by mid-year and is studying a potential 450,000 bpd of throughput optimization initiatives.Crude-by-railRail exports rose to a record of over 350,000 bpd in December before falling in January and February after Alberta imposed production cuts to reduce storage and open up space on pipelines.They are on the rise again as Alberta loosens its production quotas and Imperial Oil Ltd. restarts rail shipments it stopped in February.Crude shipped by rail often contains diluent but the NEB notes more oil can be put in each car if the oil isn’t diluted _ although that requires the use of cars that can be heated at the destination dock to drain the bitumen.Meanwhile, Alberta’s NDP government is pressing ahead with plans to add locomotives and railcars to move 120,000 barrels per day of crude, starting at the end of the year _ although the opposition United Conservative Party has vowed to kill the order if it wins the provincial election this week. CALGARY, A.B. – News that permitting issues in the U.S. would delay Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 replacement pipeline project until the middle of 2020 instead of late this year means that yet another boost in oil export capacity has been kicked down the road.With both the Trans Mountain expansion and Keystone XL pipeline projects in court limbo, attention is turning to alternative ideas to expand Canada’s ability to continue to get its oil to market.In a report to Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi last month, the National Energy Board said current pipeline capacity is fully utilized and crude-by-rail infrastructure is operating at or near capacity.- Advertisement -But it also identified potential long-term market access solutions that could include more oilsands bitumen upgrading and reversing existing import pipelines.Unfortunately, none of those ideas works as a meaningful short-term alternative to new pipelines _ and they face many of the same speed bumps _ says NEB chief economist Jean-Denis Charlebois.“Fundamentally, what this would require is regulatory approvals and significant capital investments because those things cannot occur overnight,” he said in an interview.Advertisement Any plan to reduce diluent must consider the impact on U.S. customers, who have configured their refineries to use diluted bitumen, said Birn.He added diluent will still be needed to deliver the bitumen from the field to the partial upgrader, which means diluent recovery units likely also will need to be built.New technologyNo diluent at all would be required with a new technology to mix and coat bitumen with recycled plastic and form it into solid pucks for shipping in ordinary railcars or shipping containers.An oil company affiliated with the tiny Heart Lake First Nation in northern Alberta is building a $50-million pilot plant to test the “CanaPux” product developed by Canadian National Railway Co.But it’s not known when a commercial facility would follow.Advertisementlast_img read more

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11 INCREDIBLE Champions League final facts and stats!

first_img 8. Barcelona star Pedro had only one touch against Juventus. It was his assist for Neymar’s goal to make the score 3-1. – Click right for more stats and records… 11 11. Barcelona are the first team in Champions League history to have two players score 10+ goals in a single season (Lionel Messi and Neymar). – Click right for more stats and records… 11 11 5. Andres Iniesta is the only player ever to win Man of the Match in a Champions League final, a European Championship final and a World Cup final. – Click right for more stats and records… 11 11 11 11 2. For the first time in their careers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have shared an award/trophy as they were joint top scorers in the Champions League 2014/15, along with Neymar, on 10 goals. – Click right for more stats and records… 11 11 7. Barcelona have become the first club to complete a treble (League, Cup, and European Cup/Champions League) on two separate occasions. Their first was in 2008/09. – Click right for more stats and records… 9. Juventus have now lost a record six European Cup/Champions League finals – Click right for more stats and records… 11 4. Thomas Vermaelen has won La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League after playing just 65 minutes of football for Barcelona since his move from Arsenal. – Click right for more stats and records… 6. Patrice Evra has lost a record four Champions League finals (2004, 2009, 2011 and 2015). He’s also the first man to lose with three different clubs. – Click right for more stats and records… 3. Ivan Rakitic is the first man in the Europa League era to win the competition, move teams, and then win the Champions League. – Click right for more stats and records… 11 10. Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is the first player to assist a goal in three different Champions League finals. – Click right for more stats and records… Barcelona’s 3-1 Champions League final victory over Juventus in Berlin was a superb showcase as the two sides fought toe-to-toe in search of triumph and the right to lift Ol’ Big Ears.In the end it was Luis Enrique’s men who ran out winners and in doing so created a raft of records and making history, while the Italian side were left to consider what might have been.So, to find out all the incredible facts from the 2015 Champions League final, click through our gallery above – and then impress your mates down the pub.Click the right arrow above to scroll through… 1. Neymar is the first player in history to score a goal in both quarter-final legs, both semi-final legs and in the final of the Champions League.last_img read more

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DONEGAL HAS MOST EXPENSIVE PETROL IN COUNTRY – AA SURVEY

first_imgDonegal has the most expensive petrol on average according to the AA.DONEGAL has been named the most expensive county for petrol.The Automobile Association’s nationwide pump price poll found hard-up motorists in Donegal have to fork out the most for a tank of petrol.The average cost in the county is 128.1 cent per litre — 1.6c more than the national average. Some garages in the border county have the highest fill-up charges in the country — demanding 131.9c per litre.AA Director of Consumer Affairs Conor Faughnan said Donegal drivers should shop around before filling up.He warned: “Border counties tend to be more expensive to fill up in by virtue of geography.“It is common for motorists to cross the border in an effort to dodge the UK’s considerably higher pump prices. “That coupled with its rural nature make it unsurprising that Donegal is a relatively expensive county.“It is certainly worth shopping around for the best deal as there is a significant difference of 7.1 cent per litre in the same county.“To be fair there are garages in Donegal where cheaper prices can be found, and indeed some that are very good value.“On the whole though we did find prices in these counties to be a bit ahead of the norm.“With prices falling as they are at the moment it can happen that garages that are less busy get less frequent deliveries and can appear slow to drop their prices. “The message to drivers is to be canny about this and to shop around.”Meanwhile, Mayo and Roscommon are cheapest for diesel, with an average of 106.5c.But the AA also found a service station in both counties selling fuel for just 99.9c per litre.Mayo was also cheapest for petrol, coming in at an average of 122.7. DONEGAL HAS MOST EXPENSIVE PETROL IN COUNTRY – AA SURVEY was last modified: January 18th, 2016 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:donegalEXPENSIVEpetrollast_img read more

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Britney cleans her closet to help storm victims

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The tank top is similar to the light blue top a pregnant Spears wore to the premiere of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” The auction, which opened Saturday, continues this week, with proceeds going to The Britney Spears Foundation to help hurricane victims. Spears, who is married to Kevin Federline, gave birth to the couple’s first child, a son, last month. Wear Britney’s bra, kick off her flip-flops and cuddle her toy bear – all for charity. Britney Spears is holding a veritable garage sale, auctioning clothing, furniture and jewelry on the eBay auction Web site to raise money for the Mississippi Hurricane Recovery Fund. “This is a great opportunity to get some cool (and rare) Britney items while contributing to a very important cause!” says a posting on Spears’ Web site. The 23-year-old pop singer was raised in Kentwood, La. Items include a white stone bra worn in one of her videos, a pair of blue-and-pink jeans with a pink suede buckle belt, and an autographed “I Have the Golden Ticket” burgundy tank top with an arrow pointing down. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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