Press corps honors united PBA board with President’s Award

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra 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 awardcenter_img The entire PBA Board led by chair Ricky Vargas will be honored on the silver anniversary celebration of the PBA Press Corps Annual Awards Night on Jan. 21 at Novotel Manila Araneta Center.Vargas and the rest of the board will be the recipient of the special President’s Award from the group of sportswriters covering the PBA beat for getting its act together to uphold the spirit of harmony within the league.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Setting aside its differences to work for the common good, the board’s move paved the way for the league to successfully hold its 43rd season.Aside from Vargas (TnT Katropa), the board is composed of vice chair Richard Bachmann (Alaska), lawyer Raymond Zorilla (Phoenix) as treasurer, and Robert Non (San Miguel), Rene Pardo (Magnolia), Rod Franco (NLEX), Al Panlilio (Meralco), lawyer Mamerto Mondragon (Rain or Shine), Bobby Rosales (Columbian Dyip), Silliman Sy (Blackwater), Alfrancis Chua (Barangay Ginebra), and Eric Arejola (NorthPort).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissVargas, who is also the current president of the Philippine Olympic Committee, will serve as guest speaker during the event presented by Cignal TV.Also to be honored are Vic Manuel of Alaska (Mr. Quality Minutes), Poy Erram of NLEX (Defensive Player of the Year), and recently retired Rain or Shine star Chris Tiu (Breakout Player of the Season). Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Several Azkals without clubs after national team stint Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

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RDC fraud report sent to President’s office

first_img– Region 10 Council awaits adviceSome eight months after allegations of fraud surfaced within the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice), the administration is still awaiting word on the way forward, to determine the fate of a number of its employees.According to Regional Chairman Renis Morian, a report has been sent to the Ministry of the Presidency and the Council is presently awaiting a way forward.Ever since investigations were launched in January this year, the employees have remained off the job to facilitate the move. While some Regional councillors have expressed dissatisfaction over the move to have the employees suspended pending a decision, they have not been allowed to perform their duties until a decision is made.“We would have sent the report to the Ministry of Presidency and that went to the Public Service Ministry and we’re waiting. I know the Public Service Ministry takes a long time…We’re awaiting the necessary response. Once the results come it has to leave at the RDC. I’m waiting on the results first to be advised on the way forward,” Morian recently stated.The revelations of alleged fraudulent activities involving employees of the RDC as well as contract employees were made public by Regional Executive Officer (REO) Gavin Clarke in January, when he outlined several discrepancies involving Council money during a statutory meeting of the RDC.Clarke had declared emotionally that he will not lose his integrity over the discrepancies which he had unearthed.Auditors were then summoned to investigate the offences which had also engaged the Police. Officers of the State Assets Recovery Unit (SARU), State Audit Department as well as the Ministry of Presidency were summoned to conduct investigations and had interviewed a number of internal and external RDC staff. Three employees were initially charged and released on station bail in relation to the allegations.Morian had related that as the investigations continued, a number of employees had been questioned in relation to the issue and that the employees were sent on leave so that officials could properly investigate. While the investigations were expected to wrap-up in January, in February Morian related that more disturbing discrepancies were still being unearthed.‘E’ Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander Calvin Brutus had also confirmed that an investigation was being conducted through Police Headquarters, Georgetown.He had indicated that areas where monies were missing and impropriety in terms of records had been identified, where there were false payment vouchers prepared and monies paid. He added that it was discovered that monies were about to be paid as well. (Utamu Belle)last_img read more

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Coomacka school bus inoperable, students stranded

first_imgResidents of Coomacka Mines and other areas in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), more so parents of school-age children are seeking the intervention of the relevant authorities to have the David ‘G’ school bus which was gifted to the community under the President’s 5Bs initiative up and running.According to concerned residents of the remote Mines areas, the bus has not been in operation since the beginning of the school term last month, and residents have not been informed about its whereabouts or of anything which might be associatedThe inoperable Coomacka school buswith it.As a result, they noted that it was difficult to send their children to school, given the fact that many students attended schools miles away at Linden and other areas and the cost for transportation was high.Region 10 Chairman Renis Morian, during the hosting of the most recent statutory meeting, noted that he was informed about the issue via complaints from residents.A resident of the community told Guyana Times that parents were frustrated by the situation. “… the parents of some schoolchildren are asking the whereabouts of the David ‘G’ school bus that is supposed to be traversing the Mines area to take children to and from school. Children are being kept at home due to their parents not being able to provide financially for them to be able to go to school.”“Education officials in the Region are not shedding any light about the issue with the bus and why it is not working. Residents need to be informed,” a resident stressed.Meanwhile, the Regional Chairman has asked Councillors and other officials to get involved to rectify the situation, as he pointed out that the Region’s  Department of Education was not previously informed of the issue.“I got complaints coming from Coomacka … the Department of Education wasn’t notified that the bus is not working,” he noted.last_img read more

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Garden blooms for fair

first_imgThe plots at the center rent for $20 a year with rototilling provided for $5, and soil supplements and tools available on site. It is against the rules to enter someone else’s garden plot without his or her permission, and no fruits, vegetables or flowers may be picked from another person’s plot. The regular gardeners say it is maddening when they find an unauthorized visitor eating the fruits and vegetables they have worked so hard to grow. Azadouhie Babi of Van Nuys was working Saturday in her plot, where she grows eggplant, poppies, grapes, fava beans, tomatoes and other crops. “It’s organic. I prefer everything organic,” she said. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s fun at the same time. People stop by and say they are amazed.” eric.leach@dailynews.com (805) 583-7602 IF YOU GO: The Country Garden Fair is free and continues 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today at the Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Some of the gardeners grow food for animals at the Los Angeles Zoo; their area is known as the Gorilla Garden. “Animals love roses. It is one of the favorite foods of gorillas,” said Neal Mitchell of West Hollywood, who grows about two dozen varieties of roses near the Gorilla Garden in his own plot to create an English garden effect. He said the Sepulveda Garden Center offers food, beauty and a place to socialize. “It’s a supportive group of people who find gardening psychologically and spiritually inspiring,” he said. The Sepulveda Garden Center usually is open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day and one evening a week during the summer. It’s closed on holidays. ENCINO – With acres of flowers blooming just south of the Ventura Freeway, the Sepulveda Garden Center is expected to draw about 1,000 people this weekend to its Country Garden Fair, where visitors can buy plants and crafts, listen to music, visit an array of garden plots and see a bonsai show. The free family event is offered at the start of the summer growing season to provide information and inspiration to home gardeners in Los Angeles and help people get to know exactly what is offered at the San Fernando Valley center. “This is a great place. When you are driving by on the freeway, there is no awareness it is here,” said Jon Kopitzke, one of the visitors to the center Saturday with his wife Cheryl. The Sepulveda Garden Center opened in 1966 and includes about 16 acres with more than 400 garden plots – each about 10 feet by 20 feet – in which individuals can plant fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs. last_img read more

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Fort St. John health care crisis: ‘We also need to work smarter and better,’ say President for Doctors of B.C.

first_img“I learned that the north is a big place, and providing care in rural and remote areas is more complicated than I as an urban physician have given credit for,” Dr. Cavers said. “My own minor experiences in driving these huge distances with the weather; it really highlights the difficulties that the patients have accessing care and the doctors have in providing it.”Dr. Cavers adds, “We don’t have enough doctors in the rural areas; we don’t have enough nurses in the rural areas. There’s a real health human resources issue going on in B.C. right now.”Doctors of B.C. estimate the need to produce 450 new graduates per year, which at this point is only at 288 per year.- Advertisement -“We need to be able to attract more of our own graduates into rural areas and keep more of our graduates within British Columbia.”Dr. Carvers goes on to say while this issue is not unique to B.C, let alone just Fort St. John, it’s an issue that’s been “front and centre” during the organization’s meetings – a particular interest in creating a “made in B.C.” solution.“We also need to work smarter and better – we have to sort out ways where the physicians can provide care more easily and more efficiently so that they can expand their umbrella of care to cover more people,” Dr. Carver explained.Advertisement Dr. Carver concludes by saying the doctors within a community experiences a physician shortage are imperative in creating a solution.“A lot of physicians feel somewhat disconnected from the health authorities and the way the health authorities make decisions in terms of resource allocation, organization of health authority, work flows, etc.”Dr. Caver does however concede that these conversations have already, and continue to be held between heath authorities, the Ministry of Health, and Doctors of B.C.“We know the physicians have a unique perspective; they’re on the front lines of care, they know what can work and make a positive difference, and they have very good ideas and deserve to be heard.” Enter telemedicine; which Dr. Carver asserts to have the ability of working “for good or for evil.”“We can use telephone medicine for a whole bunch of follow-up care so that patients don’t have to worry about mobility or travelling problems, and physicians can ‘see them’ in a much more efficient manner,” Dr. Caver says he concluded after experiencing the drive from Dawson Creek to Fort St. John.Dr. Carver adds, “If telemedicine is brought in without any constraints, there’s a risk of creating a whole generation of ‘don’t even bother to walk-in’ clinics; in which people will phone in to talk to a physician for what I would call some relatively minor issues, and if the advise they’re given is unconnected to any longitudinal care – it can prove to be expensive and fragmented way of getting care.”Dr Carver says this can increase the risk to patients, reduce positive outcomes, and push up the per capita cost.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Messi surprised by Ronaldo leaving Madrid

first_imgRonaldo swapped Spain for Italy in a deal worth 100 million euros ($117 million) in July, after securing a third consecutive European crown, and his fourth in five years with Real.But Messi, who missed out on a three-man shortlist for FIFA’s world player of the year award on Monday, feels the balance may have shifted following the 33-year-old’s exit.“I was surprised, I didn’t imagine him leaving Madrid or that he would go to Juve because there was talk of many clubs (interested). The truth is I was very surprised but Juve are also a very good team,” Messi told Catalunya Radio.“Real Madrid are one of the best teams in the world and they have a great squad but it’s obvious the departure of Ronaldo makes them less strong while Juve have become a clear favourite for the Champions League.“They already had a good team and now they also have Cristiano Ronaldo.”Madrid’s dominance in Europe has made failure even harder to swallow for Barcelona, whose shock defeat by Roma in April meant crashing out in the quarter-finals for a third consecutive season.Even winning both La Liga and the Copa del Rey last term for a domestic double was not enough to extinguish the disappointment.“It’s time to win the Champions League,” Messi said. “We’ve been knocked out in the quarter-finals three seasons in a row and maybe the last one was the worst of all because of the result and how the match was played.“I think we have to aim for that, as a club, as a team and as a collective. We have a spectacular squad and we can do it.”Ronaldo has failed to score in his first three Serie A matches for Juventus © AFP/File / Andreas SOLARORonaldo’s move was the latest example of increasingly lavish spending by Europe’s biggest clubs, with Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Philippe Coutinho and Paul Pogba all snapped up for more than 100 million euros over the past two years.Messi believes the lure of Barcelona and Real Madrid is now being neutralised by the mouth-watering sums on offer.“There are clubs now with a lot of money and players move for that reason,” he said.“Wherever the most money is, that’s where they end up going. Things have changed and now the owners of clubs are multi-millionaires.“Before, everyone wanted to play for Barca or Madrid, who were the best, but now everything’s tighter and there’s not much of a difference between the teams in Manchester, PSG, Madrid, us, Bayern (Munich) and the Italian (teams).”Barcelona signed four players this summer, with Arthur Melo, Clement Lenglet, Arturo Vidal and Malcom all arriving at the Camp Nou.Messi singled out Arthur, the 22-year-old Brazilian playmaker, for special praise.“If I have to say one, I’ll go with Arthur, who surprised me because I did not know much about him,” Messi said.“He has a style very similar to Xavi’s, he always wants the ball, does not lose it, plays short passes and is very reliable.“He has the style we always look for here.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in club coloursBARCELONA, Spain, Sep 3 – Lionel Messi has admitted he was surprised by Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to leave Real Madrid and join Juventus.Messi also believes the transfer will leave Madrid worse off and says Juve are now among the clear favourites to win this season’s Champions League.last_img read more

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Frank Worthington denies Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis

first_imgFormer England and Leicester striker Frank Worthington has denied being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.The 67-year-old said he did suffer with “some issues and short term memory loss” but denied mental health issues.In a statement to Press Association Sport, Worthington said: “Further to speculation about my health in the last 24 hours I would like to make it clear that I have never been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or any other neurological disorder or illness.”In a statement on her Facebook page on Thursday, Worthington’s daughter Kim-Malou Worthington had claimed her father was suffering from Alzheimer’s.An FA spokesman said: “Our extensive work on this matter has been actively ongoing for two years as we are committed to better understanding the lasting effects of head injuries in football and implementing preventative measures.“Universally welcomed in November 2015, the FA was the first football national governing body in the world to introduce medical guidelines for the handling of head injuries. UEFA is keen to propagate them Europe wide.“To better understand the effects of head injuries, a consolidated approach to research is imperative. If the FA acts alone, the findings are less powerful and more likely to result in vague conclusions. Therefore, it is essential we work collaboratively with the FIFA Medical Committee who employ world leading experts in this field and have the capability to drive the research globally.”FIFA Professor Jiri Dvorak has launched a global online registration system to gather data from injured players.The spokesman added: “Collating significant data from as wider pool as possible is the key to initiating a prospective trial going forward.” Frank Worthington (centre) in 2001 1last_img read more

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THE HOOPS: TWIN TOWNS’ CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWS

first_imgCongratulations to the Bhoys on reaching the group stages of the Champions League.We have been drawn in a tough group with Barcalona,Benfica and Spartak Moscow.Orders are being taken for Benfica.game on 19th Sept.Tickets are limited so first come first served.Prices for day trip (bus,boat and match ticket)are £85stgmembers and £100stg for non-members. Contact Stephen @ 0876256107/0868275143.Club membership is open at Adult E20 Family E30 Junior E10(16-18) andOverseas E60.Membership forms available in McKelveys Bar or any club member.The club is organising a club trip to Parkhead on 27th October forgame v Kilmarnock.Cost of trip is £180 stg individual with deposit of£50 stg payable on booking.Family packages are alsoavailable,Family of 4 (2 adults/2 juveniles) £500 stg,Family of 3 (2adults,1 juvenile) £415 stg.These prices include bus,boat,2 nightshotel and match tickets,departing 27th returning 29th October.Forfurther info contact Stephen @ 0876256107/0868275143.Hail Hail. THE HOOPS: TWIN TOWNS’ CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWS was last modified: September 2nd, 2012 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:THE HOOPS: TWIN TOWNS CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

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DDTV – PACKIE BONNER ON WHY PEOPLE SHOULD VISIT DONEGAL

first_imgCeltic and Ireland goalkeeping legend Packie Bonner tells the world why people should come home to Donegal during the year of The Gathering.    DDTV – PACKIE BONNER ON WHY PEOPLE SHOULD VISIT DONEGAL was last modified: January 19th, 2013 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:Packie BonnerThe Gatheringlast_img

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ALL-IRELAND SUCCESS FOR COLÁISTE AILIGH DRAMA

first_imgColáiste Ailigh’s senior drama group tasted All-Ireland success at his week’s Féile Scoildrámaíochta finals in Mullingar.Their drama, ‘Faoi Dhrúcht an ceo’ which was written and directed by Proinsias Mac a’Bhaird, picked up the best Leaving Certificate dráma title and also the best Pobalcholáiste award.  ALL-IRELAND SUCCESS FOR COLÁISTE AILIGH DRAMA was last modified: April 29th, 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:Colaiste AilighFéile Scoildrámaíochtalast_img read more

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