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Rain or Shine’s Almazan benched for disciplinary reasons

first_imgFILE: Raymond Almazan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia decided not to field in Raymond Almazan on Wednesday as a disciplinary action for missing two consecutive practices.Garcia said Almazan skipped the Elasto Painters’ practice sessions on Sunday and Monday after they bumped heads following the team’s loss to GlobalPort on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT According to Garcia, he called out Almazan for his poor outing against the Batang Pier which did not sit well for the veteran center.“Actually, after the loss against Global, medyo nagka-anuhan lang kami (we got into a bit of a fight), but I think everything is good right now,” Garcia said after the Painters’ 120-99 drubbing of Phoenix.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Well, of course, frustration. We know that he can perform better than the way he did against Global,” he added. “Actually, I told Raymond before the start of this season that one of my goals was to basically make him a double-double player. That’s my target at the beginning.”Almazan, though, was nowhere near his usual self against GlobalPort, finishing with only two points on 1-of-5 shooting from the field, four rebounds and three turnovers in close to 23 minutes of play. Frankie Lim takes over head coaching job for Perpetual Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “But the way he played against Global, I felt that it wasn’t Raymond. So I got mad at him, nagkatampuhan (we had a bit of a misunderstanding) but that’s it. But I think it’s part of our job.“Chris Tiu, one of the leaders of the team, is confident that the issue would be ironed out right away.“I’m positive that would be resolved and we just have to hold fort. I think we’ll be okay,” said Tiu.“Today, the other guys stepped up. Dexter Maiquez, Mark Borboran, Jewel Ponferrada played well also even Ronnie Matias. Hopefully, the guys can step up and when Raymond’s back we’ll be even stronger.”Almazan left the Araneta Coliseum early after the game and could not be reached for comment.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conelast_img read more

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THE REOPENING OF SCHOOLS: AN OPPORTUNITY AND CHALLENGE (PART THREE): THE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY…

first_imgThe thrust this third article of the series centered the opportunity and responsibilities of the various stakeholders (the government and its internal partners, the managers of schools, parents/guardians, and the community) ensuring that our schools are reopened in a safe and conducive environment is on the responsibility of the parents/guardians. How may they play a key role in making the dream come true of seeing our children back to school free of Ebola? What are their specific roles and tasks? Let us explore a bit below. The second article on the role and responsibility of school administrators noted the following points:In addition to the government and its international partners the schools and all learning institutions themselves have a particular responsibility to the students and parents to ensure that the regulations for keeping their institutions safe are observed at all times. They need to make sure that they have the protocols, understand them and help each of their teachers/lecturers have and understand them well. It is no use for schools to have the protocols if teachers/lecturers do not have access to and thus do not know what the protocols are that they are expected to help implement.The institutions are to have workshops with all of their staff (administrators, faculty and support personnel) in order to help them understand and become active participants of the new regime of health and safety in addition to the regular academic requirements. This means among many things, all learning institutions have accurate contacts of all their personnel and the parents/guardians of all students to be made use of in case of any emergencies.Also schools and learning institutions must make it mandatory for at least a parent or guardian of each student to come to the first Parents Teachers Association (PTA) meeting so that both parties are aware of their responsibilities and roles of complying with the protocols. Attendance to this meeting must be a precondition to accepting and keeping a student in a school or learning institution.Further, all learning institutions are to ensure that they have adequate water, thermometer and chlorine/clorax/soap supplies for frequent hand washings and temperature checks of students, school personnel and all visitors (parents/guardians or their representatives and others). For this they will need the help of our government and its partners and the communities. In short this will mean each school/learning institution having a strong and vibrant health and safety committee to promote good hygiene practices beyond Ebola and realizing that the safety of its environment lies, in large measure, in its own hands.The parents/guardians also have their equally important responsibility for the safety of the schools their children attend. One of their primary responsibilities is to make sure that their children are well in health as far as they are able to know. They must look out for any signs of illness such as any prolong high fevers (more than 10 minutes), unnecessary loss of appetite, unusual quietness, and exhibition of any unusual behavior in the child. If any of these signs and others are shown they must keep their child at home or take him/her to a health facility for a medical checkup.It is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to teach their child to eat safely at school and home by setting positive examples of food hygiene at home and when they take him/her out to eat. They must show him/her where it is safe to get food and handle food safely.They ought to inculcate in their child frequent hand washings, temperature checks and avoiding physical contacts especially with uncovered parts of the body such as hands and faces. The child must be taught to avoid plays that involve a lot of sweating and touching others. Parents/guardians have to judge whether it is safe for them to send their little children to a daycare or kindergarten school where a whole lot of physical contacts with the child and other children will be required.If they judge it not safe they may have to wait for a semester or a year before they send them away from home for a longer period. If the parents/guardians play their roles well they make it easy for the schools and the government to operate schools in this Ebola situation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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‘Gov’t Not Prepared for Distraction’

first_imgThe Liberian government is not prepared for any distraction as it resumes its development drive, said Foreign Minister Augustine Ngafuan yesterday at a ceremony during which the Japanese Government announced it was restarting all of its aid projects in Liberia. The Japanese projects will greatly impact the Liberian economy, including giving an attractive facelift to Somalia Drive, one of the aid projects that the Japanese have earmarked, Min. Ngafuan said.The Somalia Drive rehabilitation project, which will cost the Japanese US$40M is a 13.2 kilometer stretch beginning from the Freeport of Monrovia to Redlight Market in Paynesville. It will be expanded from its current one lane.Asked whether the claims of those who have properties along the Somalia Drive have been settled, the Minister stated that those were preliminary issues that the Ministry of Public Works had dealt with. He further stated that the project had begun long before the Ebola crisis halted it so those who had claims had already been settled.He warned anyone who due to the one-year Ebola crisis had returned and constructed makeshift structures in the main construction path that yesterday’s announcement of the resumption of the Somalia Drive project was “sufficient notice” to vacate immediately as government is no longer prepared to allow distraction.Earlier, Mr. Kaoru Yoshimura, Ambassador of Japan, said the commencement of Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) projects in Liberia marked the beginning of more future economic cooperation between Japan and Liberia. Amb. Yoshimura stated that the Liberian government has demonstrated great commitment to ensuring the wellbeing of Liberians and that his country will continue to support endeavors of the Liberian government to advance its development agenda.The Japanese Diplomat said the Ebola outbreak presented “a very difficult situation for Liberians and its development partners especially in the areas of project implementation.”For his part, Mr. Koji Makino, Chief Representative, JICA Ghana Office, announced that JICA is resuming full operations of its projects, including the reconstruction of Somalia Drive in Monrovia and the rehabilitation of Monrovia Power System, which were suspended in August 2014.Mr. Makino disclosed that between June 15 and 22 a mission team of Japanese consultants, engineers, plant makers and JICA staff from Tokyo and Ghana would be in the country for the purpose of “updating information and then resuming the suspended projects in the earliest possible time.”“Now Japanese contractors are back in the field, and we will be ready to resume the projects. With continuous support from our counterparts and community members, I believe that these longer term projects will be successfully completed and contribute to the recovery and prosperity of Liberia,” he stated. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Women Advancement Program Graduates 26 Girls

first_imgThe Alliance for Women Advancement (ALWA), an all-girl empowerment project (GEP), on Thursday held its first graduation ceremony for 26 adolescent girls, who completed three-months of intensive training in soap making and baking.Thursday’s ceremony was held at the entity’s Girls Resource Center in the ELWA Kpelleh Town Community, Paynesville.Of the 26 graduates, 12 studied soap making, while 14 completed courses in baking a variety of breads.ALWA is funded by the Swiss government through the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation.Prior to the graduation, the project also conducted separate classes for 30 other adolescent girls and teen parents on topics including life skills education for adolescents, as well as provided technical skills for girls ranging from ages 15 to 19.Two of the 30 girls who attended the education section, Ruth Woloquellie and Angeline Benson, expressed gratitude to ALWA for teaching them lessons such as gender-based violence, puberty stage, decision-making, good communication with adults, as well as how to prevent teenage pregnancy and the male and female reproductive systems.Two other graduates, Vickie R. Tobey, 19, and Massage Joe, 19, obtained certificates in soap-making and baking. For them, like their fellow graduates, the project prepared them not only for the job market, but to secure grants to establish their own enterprises. Earlier, the keynote speaker, Mrs. Gertrude M. Garway, a social worker, encouraged the graduates to compete with their male counterparts by developing their enterprises beyond soap making and baking.“We are not suggesting that boys and girls are not the same; no, but we want the girls to see themselves as equal to the boys especially in any given academic terrain,” Mrs. Garway added.She spoke on the topic, “Girls’ Empowerment; Nation Empowerment.”She called on parents not to overwork the girl child with home assignments, but to challenge the girls to get quality learning so they can play equal roles with their male counterparts.ALWA was established in 2012 by women-rights activists to contribute to women empowerment and gender equality. ALWA’s motto is: “Empowering Women; Building Resilient Communities,”As for the Girls Empowerment Project, according to the 2013 Liberia Demographic Health Survey, by age 20, about nine out of ten Liberian women have had sexual intercourse, and 31 percent of all 15-19 years old have been pregnant or had a child. Therefore, they believe, adolescent girls in the country face a range of risks and vulnerabilities, for which the training program became a necessity.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Crime rates fluctuate this year in Fort St. John

first_imgPhoto: Fort St. John RCMP Inspector Pat Egan presents the 2009 Mayor’s Report to City Council on Tuesday evening – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caIt seems that some crimes are being committed less this year than in 2008 in Fort St. John.But, in other cases, some crimes have more than doubled.- Advertisement -Fort St. John RCMP Inspector Pat Egan presented a report to City Council on Tuesday night. It detailed the current 2009 crime statistics in the area.In the first half of the year, shoplifting has increased 50 per cent in the City. Egan says most of the offenders are youth in the community. Public intoxication is also on the rise, with the stats increasing by 30 per cent from last year.But Egan says there is some good news. Vehicle thefts have dropped dramatically in the region, with only 90 to date in comparison to 330 from last year.[asset|aid=1720|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=51be0b65d133cdd4e69738b1f4b5135f-Egan- RCMP Report 1_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisement [asset|aid=1721|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=51be0b65d133cdd4e69738b1f4b5135f-Lantz – RCMP Report 2_1_Pub.mp3]Egan also announced that two full time officers will be added to the detachment in 2010. However, the year isn’t over yet, and these numbers are only based on the first half on 2009.The report included planned initiatives for 2010 like the expansion of the Street Crime Reduction Team, and the implementation of a Bike Patrol in the city.More recently, Egan says the RCMP increased its downtown enforcement, after community members voiced their concerns over traffic violations. As a result, Egan says traffic violations have decreased in the downtown core.Mayor Bruce Lantz commended Egan on the thorough report. Lantz says the fact that crime exists in the community is no surprise to anyone. He also says the fluctuation in crime rates doesn’t alarm him.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Burgos has post-fight surgery

first_img“He had a brain bleed and he was operated on last night,” Shaw said. “The bleeding has been stopped. And he appears today to be in stable condition.” Shaw said that Burgos, 32, was in serious trouble at the hospital. “Last night it was touch and go, to be candid,” Shaw said. “Today, it appears to be better.” Shaw said he tried to visit Burgos on Sunday, but that he was turned away. Shaw said he was told by a representative of Don King Productions, which promotes Burgos, that Burgos’ wife was traveling in from Mexico and only after she arrives today will Shaw or anyone else be allowed to visit. Shaw, who promotes Darchinyan, is president of Gary Shaw Productions, the lead promoter for Saturday’s card. Photo gallery LONG BEACH – Victor Burgos on Saturday suffered a serious brain injury during his challenge to flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan at Home Depot Center in Carson and had surgery to relieve pressure from a blood clot on his brain, promoter Gary Shaw said Sunday. Darchinyan stopped Burgos in the 12th round. Burgos had been decked by a body punch in the second round. He was not knocked down again, but he took a lot of punishment to the head from the hard-hitting Darchinyan. After referee Jon Schorle stopped the fight at 1:27 of the final round, Burgos began to slip close to unconsciousness, the ringside physician, Dr. Paul Wallace, said. Burgos was transported to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, where he underwent surgery late Saturday. center_img “It’s a bittersweet victory in so far as when you have a down fighter in the hospital with a serious injury. It is very difficult to have an enjoyable night and have a real victory celebration because there is no celebration in that victory,” Shaw said. “Vic understood that. That is why he didn’t celebrate in the ring. Vic wanted to go to the hospital today, but they wouldn’t let him in.” The bout was the main undercard fight to the Israel Vazquez- Rafael Marquez super bantamweight title fight. Marquez, who is promoted by Shaw, won via seventh-round technical knockout. “Then you have the Marquez victory over Vazquez, but you can’t stop thinking about Burgos,” Shaw said. Two phone calls to the nursing unit at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center on Sunday produced nothing regarding Burgos. A nurse said her supervisor was trying to get a hold of the on-call public relations officer. But a return call to this newspaper never materialized. 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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Man United team news: Mata starts as Mourinho springs surprise with line up

first_img1 Jose Mourinho has sprung a surprise in his first Premier League line up as Manchester United manager, with Juan Mata starting from the right for the season opener against Bournemouth.Mata was substituted in the late during the Community Shield win over Leicester City, despite coming on as a substitute in the second half himself.Zlatan Ibrahimovic starts up front ahead of Marcus Rashford with while Marouane Fellaini is also picked from the start.LISTEN TO LIVE COMMENTARY AS BOURNEMOUTH v MANCHESTER UNITED FROM DEAN COURT FROM 1.30PMHenrikh Mkhitaryan is named among the substitutes but world record signing Paul Pogba is not in the squad after the FA announced he was suspended because of yellow cards he picked up in Italy.Full Manchester United XI: De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Shaw, Fellaini, Herrera, Mata, Rooney, Martial, Ibrahimovic. Juan Mata starts for Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United center_img Here’s today’s team to face Bournemouth… #MUFC #BOUMUN pic.twitter.com/et9IZdje2c— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 14, 2016last_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: PETER FRIEL PLAYS PIVOTAL ROLE IN HELPING OTWAY DEFEAT MURVAGH

first_imgGOLF NEWS: Last weekend was a busy one for Otway members, in particular Peter Friel who made a big contribution to the minor league’s 2 matches out of 5 win in Murvagh GC on Saturday, and followed up on Sunday with victory in the Fort Royal Cup, with second place going to Shaun Duffy. This weekend is even bigger with Thomas Merrit’s captain’s day on Saturday, to be followed on Sunday by the second leg of the match against Murvagh. With slow play becoming an issue in a lot of golf courses these days, members are asked to keep things moving on the course, keep the chat off the tee box and onto the fairways, and not when it’s time for any member of the group to play their shot.Cards should never be marked on the green, but instead on the next tee box.Hopefully the fine weather will remain, so that members and visitors alike can enjoy Thomas’s big day, and night !Timesheet hereunder.GOLF NEWS: PETER FRIEL PLAYS PIVOTAL ROLE IN HELPING OTWAY DEFEAT MURVAGH was last modified: May 31st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:golfOtwaySportlast_img read more

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800 DONEGAL PROTESTORS JOIN THOUSANDS IN DUBLIN PRO-LIFE PROTEST

first_imgMORE THAN 800 people from Co Donegal travelled to Dublin today to take part in an anti-abortion rally, with Gardai estimating that almost 25,000 people took part.Among them was Tyrone football manager Mickey Harte.“Ireland is almost unique in the Western world in looking out for, and fully protecting, two patients during a pregnancy – a mother and her unborn child,” said Harte afterwards. “We are here to oppose the unjust targeting of even one unborn child’s life in circumstances that have nothing to do with genuine life-saving medical interventions”.Pro Life Campaigner Caroline Simons claims that abortion was needed to treat threatened suicide in pregnancy had been “completely demolished at last week’s Oireachtas hearings on abortion.”To cheers she added: “There is no evidence whatever that suggests that abortion reduces the mental health risks of unwanted or mistimed pregnancy. But there is evidence that abortion increases the risk of future mental health problems for a significant number of women.”Around 350 pro-choice campaigners organised a counter-protest. The Donegal anti-abortion campaigners travelled in buses organised in parishes around the county. 800 DONEGAL PROTESTORS JOIN THOUSANDS IN DUBLIN PRO-LIFE PROTEST was last modified: January 19th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:800 DONEGAL PROTESTORS JOIN THOUSANDS IN DUBLIN PRO-LIFE PROTESTlast_img read more

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DONEGAL FOOTBALLERS GET BEHIND ROAD SAFETY MESSAGE

first_imgWITH thousands of fans heading for Clones and Lisnaskea this Sunday to watch the minors, seniors and senior ladies play Ulster Championship semi-finals, Donegal’s players have helped launch a safer driving campaign.The County Health & Wellbeing Committee of CLG Dhún na nGall and the Donegal Road Safety Working Group have launched a campaign to encourage all road users to change their behavior and make these changes part of their lives in the future, which will save lives and reduce serious injuries on our roads.The message is simple – make smart choices about how you use the roads, never ever drink or drug drive, strictly keep to the speed limits and reduce your speed, make sure you and your passengers are wearing seatbelts before you set off on a journey, no matter how short and never use your mobile phone for any purpose while driving. The campaign asks motorists and passengers to make a personal commitment to drive responsibly and a special appeal is being made to all Donegal supporters traveling to this Sunday’s Ulster semi-final in Clones against Antrim and any subsequent games to drive with care.On the road as on the pitch you need to be alert. The campaign is fully backed by Donegal GAA and Donegal Road Safety Working Group with Donegal Senior Team Player, Ryan Mc Hugh as its Ambassador.Footballers and management will be encouraging people to make their pledge to decide every time they sit in a vehicle before they turn the key, that they will make smart choices about how they use the roads. The hope is that everyone takes note and thinks road safety when using the roads.This Road Safety campaign for the football season is being co-ordinated by Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer, Donegal County Council and Sean Dunnion, County Chairman, Donegal GAA as part of their road safety education and casualty reduction strategy. “This is another opportunity to remind football fans about their road safety responsibilities Fans should ensure the enjoyment of the game isn’t followed by tragedy on the roads,” said Brian O’Donnell.“Individuals and organisations should follow their football team’s example and make a commitment to support this campaign and ask all their family members to adhere to the rules of the road at all times and lead by example. It is also important to factor in a rest break on your journey from Donegal to the game.”Sean Dunnion, County Chairman said: “The new County Health & Wellbeing Committee formed earlier this year immediately identified that Road Safety should be a focus area for their plan for 2014 so we are delighted now to partner with the Donegal Road Safety Working Group in delivering a campaign for our members and supporters as they travel to venues across Ulster and indeed hopefully outside the province later in the season as they support the Donegal Minor and Senior football teams.”Ryan Mc Hugh said: “It was a great honour for him to be selected as the Donegal GAA Road Safety Ambassador and looked forward to working with both the County Health & Wellbeing Committee and the Donegal Road Safety Working Group in promoting a safe driving culture for both young and older drivers.”He also appealed to everybody, both drivers and passengers, to heed the many safe driving messages that will be delivered particularly over social media channels in the coming months. Donegal’s minors taken on Antrim in Clones from 12.15pm this Sunday, with the senior game to follow at 2pm.Donegal’s Ladies play Armagh at 5pm in Lisnaskea.DONEGAL FOOTBALLERS GET BEHIND ROAD SAFETY MESSAGE was last modified: June 18th, 2014 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:Brian O’DonnellClub DonegalDonegal GAAroad safetyRyan McHughSean Dunnionlast_img read more

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