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Chooks-to-Go cruises past UAE side, arranges 5th place date vs Thais

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first_imgHow to help the Taal evacuees The Filipinos continued to press on the gas pedal, extending the lead to its highest at 35 for the final spread.Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas now turn its attention to its Thai counterpart Mono Vampire bannered by Mike Singletary and Jason Brickman, which they beat, 115-102 in the group stages last Sunday.Qais Omar Al Shabebi kept the fight going for Shabab Al Ahli – Dubai, topping his crew with 28 points and 13 rebounds in the losing effort.The UAE side will now meet Taipei Dacin Tigers in the seventh place game, also on Saturday.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT CHOOKS-TO-GO PILIPINAS 92 – Ravena 20, Vosotros 14, Revilla 12, Jeri. Teng 11, Austin 10, Tamsi 8, Cruz 7, Jose 6, Manuel 2, Torres 2, Jero. Teng 0.SHABAB AL AHLI – DUBAI 57 – Al Shabebi 28, Juma 9, Salem 8, Ashoor 6, Al Abdulla 4, Balabed 2, Alblooshi 0.Quarters: 19-13, 42-26, 64-45, 92-57.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson NBA: Paul Pierce to join ESPN as full-time analyst MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody Kiefer Ravena. Photo from Fiba.comChooks-to-Go Pilipinas breezed past Shabab Al Ahli – Dubai, 92-57, Friday in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup at Chenzhou Sports Center in Chenzhou, China.Kiefer Ravena triggered the pullaway, dropping 12 of his 20 points in the first half, to go with six rebounds as the Philippine side moved on to the fifth place game against Mono Vampire of Thailand on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almond Vosotros also had his best game to date, firing 14 markers, five boards, and three assists, while LA Revilla had 12 points, four rebounds, and two dimes.Jeric Teng also stepped up with 11 markers, making up for the absence of his brother Jeron, who sprained his ankle early in the first quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIsaiah Austin tallied 10 points, eight boards, and five assists in the win over the UAE team.After a close affair in the opening frame, Carl Bryan Cruz and Ravena eventually found their rhythm from downtown to kickstart the Chooks rout, turning a close 21-19 lead to a comfortable  42-26 halftime edge punctuated by an Austin slam. View commentslast_img read more

Mabura miner slapped with wounding charge

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first_imgA miner of Lot 40 Mabura, Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice) on Friday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Fabayo Azore to answer the charge of wounding.Ian Sutton, 24, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on August 17, 2016 at Bamboo Landing, Mabura, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Leon Thomas with the intent to maim, disfigure and disable.Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones indicated to Magistrate Azore that he had no objections to bail.The unrepresented defendant was released on $75,000 bail.The case will continue on September 8, 2016.last_img

Good Hope Nursery teachers pleading with Education Ministry

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first_img– school needs supplies, improved infrastructureTeachers attached to Good Hope Nursery School in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are calling on the Region Two Administration through the Department of Education to demolish the old wooden building that is next to the school so that the children can use the area for a play-park. According to acting headmistress, Neelmattie Sarju the building is a ‘white elephant’, which serves no purpose.The old wooden building next to the Good Hope NurserySarju suggested that the materials from the building could be used to construct a storeroom/bond for the school and that the land can be converted to a play area. The building is old and dilapidated, and poses a threat to everyone at the school.The teachers have also confirmed that although several letters have been dispatched to the Region Two Administration, Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC), and the Department of Education, the building is still standing while the school is without recreational facilities and activities. They are still pleading with the relevant authorities to dismantle the building as soon as possible.Additionally, they also explained, school supplies, especially cleaning detergents, are in short supply. The school also no longer receives the amount of stationery and detergents as in the past, and they were instructed by education officials not to ask parents to purchase anything.Given this situation, the teachers are left to wonder wherefrom they will acquire these much needed supplies.last_img read more

CTVET hosts Strategic Thinking retreat

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first_imgAs both hinterland and coastland leaders call for the establishment of technical skills training centres, a Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) retreat was on Thursday held at Cara Lodge in Georgetown, with involvement of the Education Ministry (MoE) in an aim to improve the quality and delivery of technical and vocational programmes across Guyana.The retreat falls on the basis of the CTVET’s mission to provide the Guyanese workforce with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to increase productivity and economic development.A section of CTVET delegation on ThursdaySpeaking at the opening of proceedings, Councillor Archibald Clifton said the CTVET will further undertake initiatives to ensure young persons are equipped with skills, not only relevant to Guyana, but CARICOM member states as well.Some of the major areas discussed during the exercise were staffing complement, increased demand for technical programmes, regulations, and even duty free concessions for CTVET monitors.Another topic that came up for discussion was Education Minister Nicolette Henry acknowledging calls by CTVET for more support from the MoE. She, however, told councillors they must formulate initiatives to form stronger partnerships with stakeholders.“I therefore trust that this retreat will give you the roadmap and action plans to be able to reach out to the wider community, including internal stakeholders like the Ministry, the private sector and employers of industries, other training institutions, Government agencies and NGOs (non-governmental organisations) who are involved in providing training skills and workforce development,” the Education Minister noted.CTVET is guided by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Act of 2004, which gives it oversight of public technical institutions, including Government Technical Institute, Guyana Industrial Training Centre, and the Carnegie School of Home Economics.Guyana Times, just last week, reported on Santa Rosa Toshao Sherwin Abrams calling for the establishment of a technical and vocational institute to equip young persons with life skills. He made these calls in light of the issues surrounding youths engaging in substance abuse in some sections of Santa Rosa.Abrams highlighted that the main drug used was marijuana.“We are trying to curb it and control it. We are currently forming a policing group to support the Police, (who are) trying to suppress substance abuse,” he noted.“Once they consume it, they feel they’re bigger than their parents; parents have no control. So it is a real issue with families,” he said.Abrams highlighted that, for the past three years, the CTVET has been advocating for Government to establish a technical centre which can cater for the educational requirements of school drop-outs and recovered substance abusers.He noted that the CTVET was requesting that the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry establish a technical institute within the Moruca sub-region. This institution, according to Abrams, would cater for many trades; not just carpentry, joinery, and plumbing.last_img read more

FA Cup round-up: Sheffield United produce cup shock to stun QPR

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first_imgSheffield United continued their fine cup form this season as they stunned Queens Park Rangers 3-0 at Loftus Road to book their place in the FA Cup fourth round.The Blades, who will face Tottenham in the League Cup semi-final in January, went ahead when Marc McNulty coolly slotted past Alex McCarthy before Jamal Campbell-Ryce’s brace sealed another impressive victory in cup competitions for Nigel Clough’s side.The Premier League outfit started strongly, with Leroy Fer and Jordon Mutch producing fine saves from Mark Howard.But it was the visitors who opened the scoring in the first-half as McNulty converted Louis Reed’s through-ball for his ninth goal of the season.QPR’s top-scorer Charlie Austin came close to pegging the hosts level five minutes before the break, but the former Swindon and Burnley striker headed over from close range.And the Hoops, who made seven changes from Thursday’s draw with Swansea, found themselves 2-0 down four minutes after the restart thanks to Campbell-Ryce’s close range finish.The hosts failed to clear a Blades corner, before Reed found the winger who was able to poke the ball past McCarthy.And the 31-year-old capped off a fine display with United’s third, calmly rounding McCarthy before guiding the ball home.Meanwhile, Scott Dann’s brace guided Crystal Palace to a comfortable 4-0 win against non-league Dover Athletic in Alan Pardew’s first game in charge.The visitors took the lead inside the opening ten minutes when Dann reacted fastest from a corner, steering the ball past Andy Rafferty from six yards.And, with the hosts growing in confidence, Pardew’s side doubled their advantage with Dann again on target, heading Barry Bannan’s corner past Rafferty.And the Eagles should have extended their lead when Wilfried Zaha intelligently played in Stuart O’Keefe, but the 23-year-old failed to hit the target.Dwight Gayle netted Palace’s third with a drilled finish past Rafferty – his 15th goal for the club – before Kevin Doyle’s tap-in secured their place in the fourth round.Finally, Sunderland avoided a cup upset with a 1-0 win against Leeds United at the Stadium of Light.The visitors were let off the hook when Steven Fletcher fired over from close range early in the match, but the Scotland international would be involved in the game’s opener.The 27-year-old teed up Patrick van Aanholt inside the box and the Dutch full-back supplied a low, crisp finish to put the Black Cats ahead just after the half-hour mark.Despite the introduction of Billy Sharp after the restart, Neil Redfearn’s side failed to trouble Costel Pantilimon while Flecther and Jordi Gomez were denied Sunderland’s second by Leeds’ shot-stopper Marco Silvestri. Sheffield United celebrate at Loftus Road 1last_img read more

Neymar leaves hospital by helicopter for recovery

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first_img0Shares0000La star du football Neymar (D) et son médecin Rodrigo Lasmar (G) à leur arrivée à Belo Horizonte, au Brésil, le 2 mars 2018, où l’attaquant a été opéré du pied droit © AFP / NELSON ALMEIDABELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, Mar 4 – Brazilian superstar Neymar left hospital by helicopter on Sunday, a day after a successful foot operation, to begin his recovery ahead of a possible World Cup return.The 26-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward went to the airport in Belo Horizonte by helicopter, from where he was expected to head on a private jet to his luxury villa at the Mangaratiba beach resort around 100km from Rio de Janeiro. According to Brazilian website Uol, Neymar’s entourage have already prepared his recovery “headquarters” at his villa, which includes a gymnasium and a machine capable of producing 300kg of ice a day, similar to those used by modern football clubs.His recovery will be monitored by Brazil and PSG physiotherapist Rafael Martini, who has been working alongside Neymar since he started his career at Santos in Sao Paulo.The whole of Brazil is holding its breath while waiting to see if their star player, who captained the country to Olympic gold on home turf in 2016, would be fit to play in Russia.But while Brazil frets over his potential World Cup availability, PSG are keen to get Neymar back playing before the end of the season, although he will miss Tuesday’s crunch Champions League last 16 second leg at home to Real Madrid.Both Brazil and PSG hailed a successful operation on Saturday on the fractured fifth metatarsal in Neymar’s right foot.The world’s most expensive player will not start training for at least another six weeks, the French doctor representing PSG at the Belo Horizonte hospital, Gerard Saillant, told journalists on Saturday.– Champions League hope –Should his recovery go well, Neymar could even be back in club action in May.If PSG beat Real and then make it through the quarter-finals too, he might even be able to play in the Champions League semi-final second leg on May 1 or 2, or if not then perhaps the May 26 final in Kiev, Ukraine — should the French outfit get that far.With PSG boasting a 14-point lead at the top of Ligue 1, they can afford to do without Neymar for domestic duties, but he was prised from Barcelona for a world record 222 million euros ($264 million) to help the Qatari-owned Parisians win a first Champions League title.La star du football Neymar (D) et sa mère Nadine Goncalves Da Silva à leur arrivée à Belo Horizonte, au Brésil, le 2 mars 2018, où l’attaquant a été opéré du pied droit © AFP / NELSON ALMEIDAAnd while Brazil scored a self-interest victory in ensuring Neymar underwent an immediate operation that PSG initially seemed reluctant to sanction, the French club are keen to regain some control over their player’s recovery.Brazilian surgeon Rodrigo Lasmar performed the operation, accompanied by Saillant, who previously operated on ex-Brazil star Ronaldo’s injured knee.“The recovery time will depend on the player’s evolution. In six weeks we will make a new evaluation,” Lasmar said on Saturday.Saillant, meanwhile, denied there was any conflict between the Brazilian football federation and PSG over their separate interests.That was a reference to an article in French newspaper l’Equipe, which claimed that Lasmar had lied over the nature of the fracture to force Neymar to undergo surgery.PSG had been hoping the forward would regain full fitness much sooner from what they considered a hairline fracture, whereas Brazil were keen to have him operated on to ensure he could recover and be fully fit by June.Lasmar said he would need two to three months of recovery while PSG had hoped he be out for only six to eight weeks.Cocooned away in his homeland, Neymar appears to be ensuring Brazil continue to hold the upper hand in their arm-wrestle with PSG.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Arnold vetoes Iraq advisory vote

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first_imgThe author of the bill, Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, scoffed at the notion that Schwarzenegger was worried about further dividing voters on the war. “It’s ironic that the governor’s message said that it would be too divisive,” Perata said. “He’s obviously not paying attention to the effect Iraq is having on this country.” Other critics said Schwarzenegger’s veto showed a fear that California’s opposition to the war would put him in an awkward position with President George W. Bush. “It seems like he doesn’t want the rest of the country to know how California feels about the war,” said Medea Benjamin, co-founder of San Francisco-based CodePink, a women’s peace organization. “It’s a way to hide the sentiment of California residents and to cover up for George Bush.” The veto came on the sixth anniversary of the terrorist attacks and in the same week that the top U.S. military commander in Iraq and the top U.S. diplomat there presented their appraisals of the war to Congress. Schwarzenegger had to weigh angering anti-war voters against the risk of further alienating his Republican Party base. “He’s a unique governor who is not afraid to make his own decisions,” said Ron Nehring, the chairman of the state Republican Party. “This would have been such a brazenly political and cynical stunt that … certainly it was a proper decision that recognizes that conducting foreign policy by state initiative is not the way the world’s superpower should conduct its foreign affairs and defense policy.” A recent Field Poll showed that 58 percent of Californians supported setting a deadline to begin withdrawing troops. Democrats (75 percent) and independents (68 percent) were far more supportive of a withdrawal than Republicans (30 percent). sharmon@cctimes.com (916) 441-2101160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – In a last-minute veto, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger denied voters an opportunity at the ballot box to express their views on the war in Iraq _ and in doing so continued to keep his own views on the war to himself. Just before the deadline of midnight Tuesday, the governor rejected Senate Bill 924, which would have allowed voters to call for the immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq. Schwarzenegger called the war a federal issue and also cited his opposition to nonbinding advisory legislation. The measure would have appeared on the Feb. 5 ballot with the presidential primaries. “Placing a nonbinding resolution on Iraq on the same ballot,” Schwarzenegger wrote in his veto message, “when it carries no weight or authority, would only further divide voters and shift attention from other critical issues that must be addressed.” last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, March 15

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first_img1 Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers…Gareth Bale is torn over how much longer he will remain at Real Madrid. The former Tottenham star has been linked with Manchester United in recent weeks. (Sunday Mirror)Celtic are preparing to make LA Galaxy-bound Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard an offer to join them on loan in early 2016 during Major League Soccer’s off-season. (Sunday People)Champions Manchester City are monitoring Raheem Sterling’s contract stand-off at Liverpool – as boss Manuel Pellegrini warned that the Premier League champions are back in the market for stellar players. (Sunday Mirror)But Reds boss Brendan Rodgers insists he is “relaxed” about starlet’s contract situation – despite claims the latest discussions have failed to find a solution to a long-running impasse. (The Observer)Manchester United have contacted super agent Jorge Mendes over a possible 100m euros (£71m) bid for Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo to bring the 30-year-old forward back to Old Trafford. (Fichajes – in Spanish) Manchester United have jumped ahead of Liverpool in the race to sign Burnley striker Danny Ings. (Daily Star)Douglas Costa is set to start Chelsea’s rebuilding spree following their Champions League flop. (The Sun)Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini says a £30million bid has been made for star striker Paulo Dybala – but refused to reveal which club has placed it. The Argentine starlet has been linked with Manchester United, Arsenal and Juventus. (Daily Express)Newcastle are ready to throw their hat into the ring for Sevilla striker Kevin Gameiro. (Sunday People)Louis van Gaal has revealed he would QUIT Manchester United if he ever felt he’d lost the faith of the Old Trafford squad. (Sunday Mirror) Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers… last_img read more

As temperature rises, so do New Guinea malaria cases

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first_img“What is going to be the burden on the health care infrastructure of poor, developing countries?” asked Hannah Reid of London’s International Institute for Environment and Development, opening a panel session in Bali on the health impacts of climate change. Forecasting those impacts can be controversial, both politically and scientifically. In Washington in October, for example, The Associated Press reported that the Bush administration, which opposes mandatory international action to rein in warming, expurgated pages discussing such negative health effects from a U.S. official’s congressional testimony. At the technical level, researchers in Papua New Guinea and other poor nations often cannot find the reliable health statistics – or, sometimes, historical temperature readings – needed to reach scientific conclusions. “Not having quality health data that spans many decades makes the long-term assessment of climate-change impact on health rather difficult,” Dr. Jonathan Patz, an international expert on health and climate, said in a telephone interview from his office at the University of Wisconsin. Mueller’s team, based in the highlands town of Goroka, faces that problem. “Whether this is already climate change – it’s difficult to say because we don’t have time-series data,” Mueller said. “There’s no reliable malaria data from the late 1970s to 2000. But we do know that in the last 20 years temperatures have risen 1 degree in the highlands.” And they know they’re seeing more malaria at higher altitudes. One statistical glimpse: In 2005, the World Health Organization said reported malaria cases in Papua New Guinea’s Western Highlands province rose to 4,986 in 2003 from 638 in 2000 – considered minimum figures in view of reporting deficiencies.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – In one New Guinea hilltop village the message was rooted deep in lore: If you hunt in the valley below and sleep there overnight, evil spirits will possess you, you’ll become sick, and you’ll die. On this western Pacific island, it was a homespun kind of malaria control in the highlands, long free of the disease-bearing mosquitoes that plague the hot and humid nights of the lowlands, said Dr. Ivo Mueller, a lead scientist at the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research. As the Earth warms, however, “malaria epidemics in the highlands are now basically happening every year,” Mueller said. The threat of collapsing ice sheets and super-hurricanes dominates many discussions at the United Nations’ annual climate conference now under way in Bali, Indonesia. On the litany of ills linked to climate change, the slow spread of warm-weather diseases is a quiet scourge, one whose ultimate cost remains incalculable. last_img read more

RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW: GAOTH DOBHAIR V ARDARA AND KILCAR/FOUR MASTERS V GLENSWILLY

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first_imgKevin Cassidy stars for Gaoth Dobhair reservesRESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW: GAOTH DOBHAIR V ARDARA AND KILCAR/FOUR MASTERS V GLENSWILLYThe draw for the reserve championship also took place this evening.Gaoth Dobhair will take on Ardara and Kilcar or Four Masters will play Glenswilly. Times and dates all to be confirmed. RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW: GAOTH DOBHAIR V ARDARA AND KILCAR/FOUR MASTERS V GLENSWILLY was last modified: September 13th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Reserve championshipdrawSemi-Finalslast_img read more