Perasol, UP still confident of Final 4 chances despite heartbreaker to Adamson

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Despite witnessing Sean Manganti rip the heart out of the Fighting Maroons in their 80-72 loss last Sunday, UP head coach Bo Perasol remained positive of his team’s chances of entering the Final Four of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.“I’m really positive about our chances,” said Perasol. “The way we see our players played, how we played is just a sign of immaturity as a group, but I told them this is not the time to think about that.”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 ChrissUP had a chance to take the no. 4 spot in the standings had it completed its ill-fated comeback attempt against the Soaring Falcons.The Fighting Maroons were down 67-48 at one point in the second half before going on a frenzied 22-7 run that cut the deficit to 74-70. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. South Korean World Cup footballer banned over military service fakes Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil But that was when Manganti stepped in.Manganti found himself open at the right wing and his three-pointer with 1:14 left for the dagger, giving them a 77-70 lead.Perasol said they have to quickly recover on the soul-crushing loss and get as much wins in their remaining three games.“This is the time to do something, for us to really have a chance for the Final Four,” said Perasol. “Whether we’re immature or mature enough, it doesn’t matter. We need to do something to win the next game, the next, and the next.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college University of the Philippines isn’t giving up its fight just yet.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

‘I Remain Who I Am’

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has promised that no amount of unjust criticisms and disrespect to her office from the public, many of whom are young people, will compel her to change her disposition and become what she is not supposed to be. She promised to uphold those principles that had make Liberia a better society for all.The Liberian leader vowed to continue to respect the rights of others and will not change her characteristics of tolerance and understanding people’s attitudes, despite the level of disrespect and barrage of profanities directed at her office.The Liberian President was speaking at the end of a national prayer service held over the weekend at the Dominion Christian Fellowship Center on Tubman Boulevard on.Several prominent Liberians,  many of whom are religious leaders, have in recent times   raised concerns about the level of disrespect shown to authorities in Liberia, something they also said are also responsible for some of the problems that the country faces.Some of these religious leaders, including Archbishop of the Catholic Church, Lewis Ziegler, United Methodist Bishop John Innis and many  others, complained about the level of insults directed at people in leadership, especially the office of the President, by Liberians on local radio talks shows.Similar feelings were also expressed during last week’s  national prayer service by the founder of the Isaac Winker Global Ministry (IWGC), Bishop Isaac Winker.  The IWGC operates the Dominion Christian Fellowship.But President Sirleaf, in her remarks, promised to remain engaged with all those who mean good for the country and no amount of disrespect to the presidency will deter her from performing her constitutional duties. “You can be assured that whatever we do, we do it for the good of this country and my own tolerance, understanding, and respect for the rights of others will never change,” she said.Despite the seriousness of the Ebola fight, she said, there were still some elements of the Liberian society playing politics with the situation. But President Sirleaf assured the congregation that with her engagement with partners, there is now enormous international support coming to Liberia and if Liberians unite in the fight, they will soon reverse the situation.She admonished all Liberians to continue to pray and at the same time observe all the anti-Ebola measures as released by health authorities and experts.“We have to follow their advice because we want to make sure that we kick this disease out of our country, region and the world, which is concerned is beginning also to  affect them,” she said.The Liberian leader’s comments were in response to a sermon delivered by Bishop Isaac Winker in which he spoke of total disrespect to the presidency especially by the young people of Liberia.Bishop Winker said young Liberians were now using the various radio talk shows to abuse free speech and called on them to have a change in attitude.“If you wish to be a national leader tomorrow, it’s time now that you gain respect from the people by equally addressing the presidency and other national leaders with respect and dignity,” Bishop Winker told the young people.According to him, Liberians accused others of being paid agents whenever they are told the truth about the need to respect the office of the President.  He said had no  regrets for saying this as he was mandated by God to tell the Liberian people.Bishop Winker, during the sermon, delivered a special prayer for Liberia against those who, he said, are bent on preaching war in the country.  God has and will always destroy their plan, he insisted. “War mongers,” the Bishop said, “are destined for self destruction as the church will continue to pray and thank God for the ten years of uninterrupted peace that the country recently celebrated since its return to the rule of law through Presidential and Legislative elections in 2005 that brought President Sirleaf to power.”The service was the seventh edition of a national tarry organized by the church of Liberia and held at the Dominion Christian Fellowship Center of the Isaac Winker Global Ministry.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

RESH Trains 130 Volunteers in Ebola Psychosocial Counseling

first_imgA local non-governmental organization, Renewed Energy Serving Humanity (RESH), has concluded a 3-day workshop aimed at training volunteers, who will be involved with counseling Ebola survivors, relatives and community members.At the close of the training, which was held at the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) High School on Camp Johnson Road in Monrovia, Ernest Garnark Smith, Jr., RESH coordinator told the volunteers that with their hearts of volunteerism and patriotism, they should diligently give back to humanity.He charged them that if they do not do that they would be on the wrong side of history by having acquired a skill to help and did nothing to help.He assured them that more refreshers trainings will be provided by both RESH and her partners in order to keep them abreast.Smith told the Daily Observer that RESH had embarked on the training in order to send her equipped and passionate volunteers, who he said are “emotionally and technically balanced,” for the counseling. He disclosed that the psychosocial aspect of the war against the deadly Ebola virus, was either non-existence or in the background with no attention from the stakeholders.Topics that the volunteers were tutored in included Community Sensitization and Significance in Psychosocial Supports, Trauma Counseling, Grief Counseling and Introduction to Temperament Analysis: An Effective Tools in the Help ProfessionRESH invited professional and renowned facilitators like the Rev. Olayee Collins, who is a clergyman, social worker and therapist; Rev. William P. Kilby, I, an educator, administrator, clergyman and counselor; Mrs. Varnetta Johnson-Freeman, a trainer, journalist, and an advocate of gender equity and good governance.RESH’s Coordinator himself a psychosocial counselor, social worker and freelance psychosocial author and poet also facilitated the workshop.RESH is a Liberian NGO, which provides psychosocial support to help combat Ebola, including counseling for patients and clinical staff. It aims to provide vital psychosocial supports for victims of natural disasters and traumatic events like the Ebola epidemic.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

UMU Graduates 659

first_imgThe United Methodist University (UMU) yesterday graduated 659 students, who completed courses prescribed by the institution in various disciplines.The graduates represented the Colleges of Management and Administration, Theology, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, Education, Agriculture, Science and Technology.They obtained diplomas, associate degrees, and bachelor’s degrees respectively. UMU President Johnson N. Gwaikolo said the 2015/2016 school year was “successful and rewarding,” especially for the students who endured in order to graduate.He said there was no incident at any of the school’s campuses in Nimba, Bong and Sinoe Counties. According to Mr. Gwaikolo, 388 of the 659 graduates are female.He said for the first time in the country’s history, some of the graduates obtained the Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. Statistics show that Lofa County produced the highest number of graduates, followed by Sinoe County.Over 5,000 students enrolled at the school during the 2015/2016 school year, but Mr. Gwaikolo said inadequate space to accommodate student enrolment remains a challenge to the UMU administration.Gwaikolo explained that preparations are underway to relocate UMU to a new site along the Robertsfield highway in Margibi County.He touted the school’s qualified faculty, including 16 doctorate degree holders.He told the audience that the Norwegian United Methodist Church and their Sierra Leone sister church in collaboration with the UMU will soon establish a research center in Liberia. The UMU’s 13th Commencement Convocation Speaker, former Foreign Affairs Minister Monie R. Captan, called on Liberians to be mindful not to destroy their relationships and lose their sense of humanity, as they pursue the path to national development. He challenged Liberians to continue to care for each other, adding, “We must continue to be our brothers’ keepers, and to care for the elderly in our families and communities. As we say in Liberia, ‘we must come together.’”Mr. Captan paid tribute to the graduates for their academic achievements and wished them well.He prayed that the Almighty would endow each of them with wisdom to think in a new way about their future and the future of the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Region 5 Chairman complains about changes to budget

first_img– says ratified budget document was not properly perusedChairman of Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Vickchand Ramphal, has accused his Regional Executive Officer (REO) Ovid Morrison and team of sidetracking him and his Vice Chairman, Rion Peters and presenting the proposed regional budget for 2019 without proper perusal.Region Five RDC Chairman Vickchand RamphalIn a letter addressed to Finance Minister Winston Jordan dated Tuesday, September 11, 2018, Ramphal called for the Minister’s intervention into the matter involving the region’s budget proposal.According to Ramphal, the Regional Democratic Office ratified its 2019 budget proposal at a special meeting held on Monday July 23, 2018, whereby changes were made in the various line items.However, he said it is mandatory that copies of the ratified budget be circulated by the REO to the Office of the Regional Chairman and Regional Vice Chairman for thorough perusal before being presented to the Finance Ministry. However, this did not happen.According to the Regional Chairman, the REO refused to make available copies of these important documents and also failed to inform the Regional Chairman and Regional Vice Chairman of the planned Budget meeting with the Finance Ministry.Ramphal said the formulation of the region’s budget was conducted through a democratic process, whereby consultations were held throughout the region by the RDC, placing the interest of its citizens first.He reminded that it is imperative that the Council through the offices of the Regional Chairman and Regional Vice Chairman be fully engaged in all the budget processes so as to fully represent the interest of the people of Region Five.As such, the Chairman said the Council does not confirm to the presentation made by the Regional Executive Officer and team, since it may not represent the decision of Council nor the needs of the people of Region Five.He therefore called on Minister Jordan to put measures in place to correct this issue.last_img read more

GTUC urges Govt, Opposition to ensure calm, stability

first_imgThe Guyana Trades Union Congress Union (GTUC) is calling on Government and the Opposition to ensure that the matter regarding the no-confidence ruling and the deadline for elections is addressed soon and treated as a matter of urgency, while maintaining calm and stability.The GTUC has recommended that both parties return to the table to work out their differences and modalities. “The GTUC holds both sides equally responsible to get this right and not seek to benefit from what might be perceived as dilatory or aggressive tactics,” it said on Sunday in a missive.The trade union body has also called on society not to examine the Constitution in isolation but to be guided by the acting Chief Justice Roxane George’s ruling which should be upheld.“This issue is not about the President or Leader of the Opposition. It is not about the respective political party’s interests. It is about we the people, the working-class people, who deserve justice in every aspect of Guyana’s governance, for this in effect impacts on our collective wellbeing and our way forward as a united and productive nation,” a statement from the Union added.In addition, the GTUC has called on the international community, business, people, civil society and all others interested in Guyana’s well-being and the application of justice to respect the ruling that not only upheld Article 106(6) but in equal measure upheld 106(7).“Individually and collectively we cannot afford to let Guyana down at this crucial juncture. In the midst of uncertainty navigating this period and the acting CJ’s ruling, society will continue to rely heavily on the media, the fourth estate, to play a pivotal role in averting undue tension by bringing credible understanding that would aid the ensuring of calm, stability and appropriate behaviours.”While acknowledging that the no-confidence case was the first of its kind for Guyana, the GTUC noted that the determination is not guided by any local precedence, clear guidelines and law as to how the nation proceeds, and as acting CJ in her ruling stated, “functions.”Constitutional duties“It is that ‘how’ which we must as a nation determine that is important to our stability. The Guyana Constitution places the President and Leader of the Opposition as part of the Executive (Title 5). Irrespective of the circumstance at this time, the holders of these offices will have to discharge their constitutional duties and seek to engage each other on issues pertinent to our national character and well-being,” the GTUC added.Further, the GTUC said it has taken note of the Opposition which said it would protest the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the Government if elections are not held within three months. While the GTUC said it respects the constitutional right to protest, at the same time, it wants the Opposition and Government to carry out its duties and responsibilities to ensure that they proceed through this period in constructive not destructive manner.“Both sides must continue talking and working together because governance has not stopped. Either, in the interest of the people whom they serve, can initiate engagement to proceed in putting in place relevant guidelines, legislation or written convention that will establish parameters to deal with Article 106 (6) to expressly give meaning to the “functions of office” stated in the ruling of acting CJ,” it also added.The acting CJ ruled on Thursday that the No-confidence Motion was validly passed 33-32 in the National Assembly and the Cabinet has to resign in keeping with constitutional provisions of Article 106 and 106 (7) respectively.Consequent to the declaration that the 33-majority meant that the motion was carried, CJ George observed that the President and the Ministers cannot therefore remain in Government in accordance with Articles 106 (6) and 106 (7) after three months.Meanwhile, the Government in a statement on Thursday evening said it notes and respects the rulings. “The ruling is not in favour of the Government’s position with regard to the vote on December 21, 2018; however, due process continues and the Government will file an appeal in the Court of Appeal. The Government continues to believe that the full adjudication of this issue is in the national interest,” the statement said.last_img read more

Women’s top 25: UConn takes it easy in win

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Marquette 65 (OT) Megan Duffy hit a running layup as the buzzer sounded to give Notre Dame (10-4, 1-2 Big East) the overtime victory over Marquette (10-4, 1-2), snapping a three-game losing streak. Duffy finished with a career-high 32 points. Renee Montgomery scored 20 points to lead four starters in double figures for Connecticut (13-2, 3-0 Big East), which cruised to the win over Seton Hall (5-9, 2-1). Mel Thomas added 16 points, Ann Strother had 14 and Nicole Wolff scored 10 for the Huskies, who shot 60 percent from the field. at 20 N. Dame 67, 7 Conn. 93, at Seton Hall 53 center_img 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

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: GARDAI WARNING OVER DUBLIN TRAFFIC AS TALL SHIPS TAKE EXTRA 100,000 TO CAPITAL

first_imgNO PLAN SAILING FOR TRAFFIC TODAYGARDAI have issued a warning over traffic delays in and around Dublin today – because 100,000 people are expected to view the last day of the Tall Ships visit to the city.With up to 50,000 heading for Croke Park from Donegal and Cork, it is expected to add to delays and parking problems.“Members of the public should ensure that they park legally and that they do not obstruct roadways or houses. They are strongly advised to utilise the public transport systems,” said a Garda spokesman. “Additional traffic volumes are expected in these areas and members of the public should allow sufficient time for their journeys.“Further information on the Tall Ships Race 2012 is available on www.dublintallships.ie and www.garda.ie.”Fans planning to combine a Tall Ships visit with Croker can see the events below:Sunday’s Tall Ships EventsPARADE OF SAILRIVER LIFFEY 11.00am – 2.00pmJoin this spectacular Bon Voyage to the ships, featuring Dublin Gospel Choir with a special ship songs performance on the Bulmers Live music Dock which will be heard all along the river. OUT OF THE BLUE: FAMILY ZONEGRAND CANAL SQUARE 11.00am – 6.00pmA final fun-filled day of family entertainment will be taking place at Grand Canal Square featuring the Bon Voyage open air family music seisun and lots more.RECORD BREAKING CHARITY EVENTSIR JOHN ROGERSONS QUAY 1.00pm – 2.00pmCome help us make some history and break the world record for the number of people participating in ‘’Rock the Boat’ in aid of Foróige. COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: GARDAI WARNING OVER DUBLIN TRAFFIC AS TALL SHIPS TAKE EXTRA 100,000 TO CAPITAL was last modified: August 25th, 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:000 TO CAPITALCOUNTDOWN TO CROKER: GARDAI WARNING OVER DUBLIN TRAFFIC AS TALL SHIPS TAKE EXTRA 100last_img read more

Global journalists follow in Skywalker’s footsteps to Malin Head

first_imgA group of top global media journalists have landed in Donegal for May the Fourth – Star Wars Day – to see why our county really is the Coolest Place.The press trip group are here to discover the wonders of Donegal for themselves so that they can write about their experiences in some of the world’s leading magazines and newspapers. Together, the journalists have a combined circulation of 12 million from India, Australia, the Middle East, Canada, the US and Europe.Today they are visiting Malin Head, one of the Star Wars film locations in Ireland as part of their trip, to follow in Luke Skywalker’s footsteps to see for themselves how the force was awakened. The journalists visit was hosted and managed by Fáilte Ireland in collaboration with Tourism Ireland. The journalists write for publications including the Epoch Times, USA, Newscorp Escape, Australia, Man’s World magazine, India, Margriet, weekly lifestyle magazine, the Netherlands, together with UK blogger Brogan Abroad and will get to explore our galaxy and Donegal, one of the Star Wars film locations for themselves.Slieve League CliffsWith its breathtaking scenery and rugged landscape, the many places on showcase in Donegal and the Wild Atlantic Way to the group on their visit included a visit to Donegal Castle, a boat trip with Paddy Byrne to see the spectacular sight of the cliffs at Sliabh League, a stop at the heritage town of Ardara, a major centre for the manufacture of hand-woven tweed, a visit to Glenveagh National Park, Horsetrekking with Dunfanaghy Riding Stables, a visit to Grianán of Aileach Stone Fort finishing off with a guided walking tour with Brendan Whelan at Banba’s Crown, Malin Head.  Bren also worked with the Star Wars team when they were in Donegal.Bren Whelan on the cover of the National Geographic Traveller UK, Donegal Magazine, September 2017Alex Connolly, Head of Communications and International Publicity at Fáilte Ireland, said:“The best way to write about something is to experience it first. We will be pulling out all the stops to ensure that these world class media see and do as much as possible in Donegal and the Wild Atlantic Way – and share their experiences with their readers afterwards as well.  We are hopeful that this visit of over 10 journalists will encourage more people to explore the epic landscapes of our Atlantic coast.” “From a visit to Malin Head, one of the Star Wars film locations to a visit to Ireland’s highest sea cliffs at Slieve League, we hope to showcase the culture and beauty of Donegal, giving them the opportunity to generate many interesting stories for their publications.”Global journalists follow in Skywalker’s footsteps to Malin Head was last modified: May 4th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:coolest placeMediapress triptourismWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

Fishing The North Coast: Salmon season returns to the North Coast

first_imgIn a process that had more twists and turns than San Francisco’s Lombard Street, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) on Wednesday released three preliminary alternatives for managing salmon fisheries from Humbug Mountain (OR) to Horse Mountain (which includes Humboldt County). According to the PFMC, 359,200 Klamath and 229,432 Sacramento fall Chinook are said to be swimming in the ocean, which should provide what we didn’t have last year – opportunity. As you recall, in 2017 the …last_img read more