UST notches 2nd straight win, downs NU

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Thai playmaker Chanathip Songkrasin raises profile in Japan Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “This is huge for the players’ morale and it’s a good thing we’re now able to recover,” said Reyes in Filipino. “The back-to-back wins are big because we’re doing this for Milena.”Cherry Rondina supported Laure’s offensive exploits with 16 points while Pacres had 12.Princess Robles and Ivy Lacsina had 14 points for the Lady Bulldogs, who dropped their third straight game for a 1-5 record.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES For what it’s worth, Eya Laure delivered somewhat of a redemption game after she avenged her previous championship losses against NU in several finals in the high school level.Laure put up a game-high 20 points but it was role players Dimdim Pacres and Caitlyn Viray, who finished off the Lady Bulldogs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsPacres twisted her attack to evade NU’s block to put UST in match point, 24-15, and although the Lady Bulldogs were able to score two more, Viray had enough and converted on a crosscourt kill to end the affair.UST head coach Kung Fu Reyes said his team’s two straight wins were a big morale booster for them after they lost Season 80 Rookie of the Year Milena Alessandrini to injury four games into the season. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 UST Golden Tigresses. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas had its first taste of back-to-back victories after turning back National University in four sets, 26-24, 25-17, 23-25, 25-17, in the UAAP Sweason 81 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Golden Tigresses, who swept De La Salle in their previous game, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, now tied the Lady Spikers for the No. 2 spot with identical 4-2 records.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

The emasculation of Ramjattan

first_imgDear Editor,The emasculation of Khemraj Ramjattan on the January 3 launch of the Granger re-election campaign was painful to watch; no one, friend or foe should ever have to go through such humiliation on a public stage.On the eve of Christmas, as the coalition partners met to celebrate the clandestine sale of three million barrels of oil at State House, a new accord between Granger’s APNU and Ramjattan’s AFC was spontaneously announced.Many expected that the question of Granger’s choice of prime ministerial candidate and running mate was finally settled. It now appears that the question still hangs and there is a real possibility another candidate has caught the imagination of Mr Granger.APNU/AFC imitated the PPP approach of a multi-ethnic ticket for elections; but upon election to office in 2015, Moses Nagamootoo, who was/is the Prime Minister of that coalition Government, was gradually reduced to ribbon-cutting and used as an Indo-mannequin in the social cohesion dress window.The moniker of ‘rubber stamp’ was coined by a local wag and resonated to the point where the phrase was used by a Judge in the Caribbean Court of Justice during the No-Confidence Motion hearings. Given that both Nagamootoo and Ramjattan are Indo-Guyanese and both have been forced to prostrate themselves before David Granger, can we conclude that this is Granger’s view of how the race should be treated? Reduced to begging him for sustenance and approval? Was the US assessment in 1974 spot on?For among the Wikileaks releases was a US diplomatic cable of June 27, 1974, that said David Granger had a history of being an “anti-East Indian racist”. When you add that to the foregoing facts on the treatment being meted out to Nagamootoo and Ramjattan and the callous disregard shown for the seven thousand sugar workers thrown unceremoniously onto the bread line and the fact that the worker of the Wales estate had to approach the courts to be paid severance guaranteed by the laws of Guyana, you may get the true measure of the hateful nature of this man who wants to be re-elected.The conclusion that the American diplomats got it right back then is inescapable; It is only left for Granger to bellow “back to back, belly to belly, I don’t give a dam, I done dead already” for his transformation into an intellectually-lightweight version of the ‘Kabaka’ he so idolises to be complete.As I watched the evisceration of Ramjattan as the campaign launch wore on and no indication that he had attained his goal of prime ministerial candidate, the clichéd “you lie down with dags (sic) you get up with fleas” came to mind and I resolved to unmask this macabre game of ‘tokens’ being played by Granger. It is distasteful, disrespectful and demeaning to all Guyanese. I also resolved to redouble my efforts in support of the genuine multi-ethnic team assembled by the PPP/C in the upcoming elections.The PPP/C campaign theme “Stronger together” was chosen with care and good reason. It is an acknowledgement of our multi-cultural society; a milepost on the road to becoming one people with many pigmentation levels, a smorgasbord of people, all with one love; our dear land of Guyana.Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

BREAKING: Formaldeyde in Water Allegedly Causing Ebola-like Symptoms

first_imgA man in Schieffelin, a community located in Margibi County on the Robertsfield Highway, has been arrested for attempting to put formaldehyde into a well used by the community.Reports say around 10 a.m., he approached the well with powder in a bottle. Mobbed by the community, he confessed that he had been paid to put formaldeyde into the well, and that he was not the only one. He reportedly told community dwellers, “We are many.” There are  are agents in Harbel, Dolostown, Cotton Tree and other communities around the ountry, he said.State radio, ELBC, reports that least 10 people in the Dolostown community have died after drinking water from poisoned wells.The man also alleged that some water companies, particularly those bagging mineral water to sell, are also involved. The poison, he said, produces Ebola-like symptoms and subsequently kills people.The Observer had previously been informed that people dressed as nurses were going into communities with ‘Ebola Vaccines’. Once injected, it reportedly produces Ebola-like symptoms and sends victims into a coma. Shortly thereafter, victims expire. Communities are now reportedly chasing vaccine peddlers out of their communities. After 10 children reportedly died from the ‘vaccine’ in Bensonville, the peddlers were reportedly chased out of the community upon their next visit.It is possible that the ‘vaccine’ is/was composed of the same formaldehyde-water mixture. This publication has received reports from families whose loved ones’ organs were missing upon return of the bodies to the families. Families suspect an organ trafficking operation is capitalizing on the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Liberia.The district’s representative condemned the act as barbaric, but called upon Liberians not to doubt the existence of the Ebola virus in the country.An investigation is ongoing.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

VP Howard-Taylor Launches State of World Population 2019 Report

first_imgAt the high-table (from right): Rep. Younquoi, Vice President Howard-Taylor, UN Coordinator Hillo, Swedish Ambassador Wetterqvist and UNFPA’s country representative Dr. Ndyanabangi, during the launch of the 2019 State of the World Population Report in Monrovia.Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor, has officially launched the State of the World Population 2019 report, but expressed concern about Liberia’s education sector as projected in the report.The Vice President made the remarks on Thursday, May 30, during the launch of State of World Population Report 2019 in Monrovia, coinciding with the celebration of International Conference on Population and Development at 25 years and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) at 50 years.The launch brought together Larry P. Younquoi of District #8 in Nimba County, Yacoub El Hillo, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations, Ambassador of the Embassy of Sweden Ingrid Wetterqvist, Liberia’s Education Minister Ansu Sonii; Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister Williametta E. Saydee-Tarr; and Youth and Sports Minister D. Zeogar Wilson, as well as students.Dr. Howard-Taylor noted that the report indicated between the ages 10- 24 years, 72 percent of males and 64 percent of females are literate, which calls for a more robust gender equality regime needed now more than ever before.“We must begin to look at specific plans which will enable us to take a more critical look at the entire educational system of Liberia. We need to find new sources of funding for higher levels of investment in education, thereby creating an enlightened population, a sine qua non to the growth and development we so urgently need,” Dr. Howard-Taylor said.According to her, this report gives a clear demographic, economic and social outlook of the State of our Population, which will help Government and Development partners in prioritizing the sectors which are in dire need of financial interventions and support.She expressed hope that the release of the 2019 UNFPA report will give the government and its partners the basis to strengthen their engagements and double up points urgently needed while committing that Government’s Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) offers the best developmental framework which can be used to move Liberia forward.Dr. Howard-Taylor said the report further states that the health sector as a country is still seriously challenged. It indicates that infant and maternal mortality rates are still high and that 31% of girls between the ages of 15-19 years experience teenage pregnancy.“Our Nation Liberia is an example of the critical need for a strong political will across all sectors to implement programs previously committed to; especially for gender equity and the elimination of negative social customs such as FGM from our social spaces,” she added.Dr. Bannet Ndyanabangi, UNFPA’s country representative, said since the establishment of the UNFPA in 1969, the organization has led a multilateral effort to help women in developing countries navigate through an ever-changing landscape of barriers to their reproductive rights.Dr. Ndyanabangi said UNFPA came to Liberia in 1973 and has since been working with the government, civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations and other development partners, mainly in systems and capacity strengthening.According to him, the agency worked to ensure that maternal health services were supported, including during humanitarian settings such as the civil war and Ebola epidemic.“UNFPA has worked closely with the Ministry of Health to strength systems and create enabling environment to deliver quality maternal health services, including family planning services, development of national policies and guidelines and support for national and international training of health managers,” Dr. Ndyanabangi said.Dr. Ndyanabangi, who recounted some of the achievements said the agency supported the establishment of a career pathway for midwives to attain a bachelor’s degree in midwifery, adding that the first 40 candidates financially supported graduated with a BSc.“We supported the Ministry of Health for the integrated sexual education into the national curriculum for both primary and secondary schools. First, the comprehensive national school health policy, and a gender sensitive sexual education for out-of-school youth developed,” she said.Dr. Ndayanabangi added that, considering the theme of the program, access to voluntary family planning as a human right is central to gender equality and women’s empowerment and is a key factor in reducing poverty.Williametta E. Saydee-Tarr, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP), expressed gratitude to UNFPA for the level of support over the years and hoped that the launch of the 2019 report will lead to more engagements in addressing issues affecting women and girls.Meanwhile, the UNFPA honored several Liberians for the level of work done over the years, including Larry P. Younquoi of District #8 in Nimba County; Dr. John Mulbah, one of Liberia’s gynecologists; and Wilhelmina Flomo, President of the Midwives Association of Liberia; among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Security guard charged for simple larceny

first_imgA 34-year-old security guard attached to Kalibur Security Guyana made his appearance before Magistrate Fabayo Azore on Wednesday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he was charged for simple larceny.Jason Thomas, of Prospect, East Bank Demerara (EBD), denied the charge which stated that between April 1 and 30, 2018, at Palm Street Werk-en-rust, Georgetown, he was entrusted to unlock and return two Samsung Galaxy cellphones worth $100,000 along with one iPhone worth $60,000, property of Roger Farria, which he failed to do, but instead converted the said valuables to his own use and benefit.Thomas denied the charge after it was read to him.The Police Prosecutor made no objections to bail. He was released on $65,000 and the case would continue on October 31, 2018.last_img read more

Donations strain national debt

first_imgToo much? Federal officials have announced that record presidential primary campaign contributions to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have led to a national debt of dangerous proportions. “It wasn’t until too late that I realized that I had collected more than my supporters actually make,” said Sen. Clinton. “I’d give some of it back but, let’s face it, if I did that, I wouldn’t have enough left to cover our campaign’s carbon footprints.” If we don’t fight them there, they’ll use the Thomas Guide to follow us here: The White House is concerned that if the president signs the Democratic war-funding bill with a specific troop-withdrawal date, the terrorists will follow us here. “While we’re still there, there’s no way they’d ever be able to get here,” said one presidential adviser. “We have some good information that before we got him, Saddam had acquired Mapquest Yellowcake from Niger,” said Vice President Dick Cheney. “And it’s pretty well confirmed that Iran has been supplying the insurgents with the General Motors GPS option, which could help them find here from anywhere, including there.” Here’s the pitch – not: President Bush didn’t opt to throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the baseball season in Washington last week. “He just didn’t feel he was in good enough shape to pitch yet,” said Chief of Staff Josh Bolten. “We’re not saying he’d do as bad as Derek Lowe, but then again, pitching to a catcher without a batter up might be a bit tougher than pitching to the Brewers.” Parental snuff: Rolling Stone Keith Richards has admitted that the story of his snorting his father’s ashes along with cocaine was just a joke. “Father was always a buzz-killer,” said Richards. “Besides it’s better for the family’s tranquility that I don’t snort Father. I’d rather snort Mom’s ashes, and the two of them never got along.” Sweet and tasty: A New York art gallery that had planned to exhibit a 6-foot-tall chocolate sculpture of Jesus has bowed to criticism from the Catholic League and other religious organizations and will replace the chocolate Jesus with a 6-foot-tall chocolate lawyer. “What the hell,” said the sculptor. “They think they’re God anyway.” Florida revisited: HBO has announced plans to make what it calls an unbiased film, titled “Recount,” about the 2000 presidential election. While everybody knows that Hollywood is anything but unbiased, HBO Chairman Chris Albrecht said “Recount” will be, thanks to some subtle fictional elements. “In this one, Bush actually wins the election.” Closing the deal: Multi-zillionaire Sam Zell outbid a number of other zillionaires to end up with the right dollar figure to purchase the Tribune Co., which includes the L.A. Times, Chicago Cubs, KTLA-TV (Channel 5), Superstation WGN, the 405, Malibu, Gov. Schwarzenegger, the Indian Ocean, Uranus, pi and the Big Bang Theory. “We weren’t sure we would increase our bid,” said Zell. “Then they threw in the two-for-one Taco Bell coupon. That nailed it.” I guess he thinks this song is about him: Warren Beatty reveals in a recent magazine interview that he believes the Carly Simon hit song, “You’re So Vain,” was about him. With songwriter Simon never disclosing whom she wrote the song about, it’s always been an open question. “The only thing I can tell you,” said Simon, “whoever I meant, at his age, it isn’t about him any more.” Beamin’ Scottie way up: Star Trek’s chief engineer Montgomery “Scotty” Scott, played by actor James Doohan, will have his ashes sent into space later this month. It’s an expensive trip for most, but William Shatner got it for him for half price at Priceline. Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful” (www.greatfailure.com). 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

De facto LAUSD breakup

first_imgLOS Angeles Unified School District Superintendent David Brewer’s plan to create a separate district for low-performing schools and to target middle schools for reform is an acknowledgment that something drastic needs to be done to improve education. Brewer says that this is a step toward improving the LAUSD by empowering this new mini-district of the 44 worst-performing schools to be more flexible and to have the autonomy to tailor solutions to meet the students’ needs. In addition he will create “personalized learning environments” at all of the district’s 92 middle schools, which he said have been long neglected. It seems the de facto breakup of the country’s second-largest school district, begun with the mayor’s breaking up two school clusters, is accelerating. No one, of course, would call it such. That word carries too much political baggage. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“It’s our way to try to create more smallness out of largeness,” one district official said. Whatever. But it doesn’t matter what words people use to describe this important decentralizing of the power of the LAUSD. All that matters is the principles of breakup – such as empowering schools, the principals and the communities to take charge of their schools and educational needs, and not cede them to the vast and often uncaring LAUSD bureaucracy. When it comes to schools, smaller is always better. It’s what district secessionists have been saying for years. Still, what counts is that this carving out of special districts be more than just a public-relations stunt. There’s a real danger of ghettoizing the special district full of low-performing schools once they’ve been removed from the rest of the district. If this breaku- er, reform effort, has a chance of succeeding, it needs more than just a separation. It needs sustained commitment to the ideals of smaller, more autonomous and innovative schools.last_img read more

FREE BOOK ON LETTERKENNY’S ‘REFLECTIONS AND RECOLLECTIONS’ TO BE RELEASED

first_imgLetterkenny’s Main Street in the 1980s.Did you know; in June 1932 the Urban District Council had to water the streets every day to keep the dust levels down due to very dry weather.And in the 1950’s the UDC proposed changing the name of Mount Southwell Terrace to Pearse Place while in 1975 a whopping 500,000 gallons of water were used per day in Letterkenny.All these fascinating facts and more on the development of Letterkenny are contained in the new book ‘Reflections and Recollections, Letterkenny Urban District/Town Council 1899-2014’ which will be launched in Donegal County Museum on Wednesday 26th November at 7pm. The book outlines the important role Letterkenny Urban District Council and latterly Town Council played in the development of the town.It highlights the Council’s responsibility for water, roads, sewage, housing and public lighting and their development of the swimming pool, town parks, the Main Street, Market Square and Cathedral Quarter. They also played an important role in the cultural life of Letterkenny through their support of An Grianan Theatre, the Regional Cultural Centre and the Donegal County Museum.The book also contains interviews with the last Town Councillors, previous Councillors and staff, along with other chapters on the legacy of the Town Council compiled by local historians and writers Paddy Walsh and Paul Maguire.The book will be available free of charge and all are welcome to attend launch. The once proud tow clock at Market Square.  FREE BOOK ON LETTERKENNY’S ‘REFLECTIONS AND RECOLLECTIONS’ TO BE RELEASED was last modified: November 19th, 2014 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:booklaunchletterkennyReflections and Recollectionslast_img read more

Young magician through to Grand Final of Ireland’s Talent Search

first_imgYoung Burtonport magician Dylan Murray has made it through to the Grand Final of Ireland’s Talent Search after astounding judges with his highly skilled sleight of hand tricks and illusions.Dylan, the reigning winner of Derry’s Got Talent, sailed through the video stage and attended an audition at Wynn’s Hotel in Dublin on Sunday.Today, Dylan got word that he is through to the Grand Final in the lavish Hilton Hotel on the 20th of November. As many of the other competitors were singers, Dylan stood out and really wowed the judges.Speaking about the competition he said; “I have a few new tricks put together, I think I’m going to do two card tricks, along with psychological magic.”As part of his performance, Dylan performed a trick involving psychological magic and has a huge prediction up his sleeve to reveal in the final.“The judges loved my audition, they were amazed. It’s a celebrity panel of judges for the final! I have something big planned for it.” “Roll on the final! I’m really excited for it!”The winner of Ireland’s Talent Search will walk away with €2,000 and an appearance on national television!We’re positive there are many huge things to come for this illusionist extraordinaire!To keep up with Dylan and to check out some of his other illusions you can find him on Facebook.Good luck Dylan from all the team at Donegal Daily. Young magician through to Grand Final of Ireland’s Talent Search was last modified: October 12th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:dublinDylan Murrayhilton hotelireland talent searchMagicianlast_img read more

MISSING GIRL INQUEST TOLD COPS WERE BEHIND BECAUSE OF DELAYS

first_imgMurdered: Arlene ArkinsonThe Arlene Arkinson inquest has been told police were at a disadvantage in their investigation due to the length of time it took to report the school girl missing.The Castlederg teenager disappeared in 1994 after a night out in Bundoran. Her body has never been found but an inquest is going ahead into her death. Retired police officer Brain Lavery reviewed the investigation for the National Crime Faculty.He said the chances of finding a missing person alive after 24 hours was “very slim”. The inquest was told the police were “unfortunately playing catch up”.Arlene Arkinson was reported missing four days after she disappeared. She went missing on 14 August 1994 after a night out. Child killer Robert Howard – who frequented Donegal and lived for a time in Letterkenny – was with her that night.Barrister for the PSNI, Kevin Rooney QC, told the court that research formulated in 1999 showed 96 percent of children who disappeared were killed within the first 24 hours, while 76 percent were killed within at least six hours of when they were last seen.The barrister also highlighted that the chances of prosecution were significantly reduced if an arrest was not made within 48 hours and a body was not found.Arlene was last seen with the convicted child killer Robert Howard who died in prison last year.He was found not guilty by a jury which wasn’t told of his previous conviction for killing a child.The inquest has already been told that police had suspicions that Howard buried Arlene in a forest near Pettigo.MISSING GIRL INQUEST TOLD COPS WERE BEHIND BECAUSE OF DELAYS was last modified: April 20th, 2016 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:Arlene Arkinsonbundorandonegalinquestlast_img read more