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first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? The Tamaraws also shot 52 percent from the field and converted 11 of their 26 three-point attempts.“The team shot the ball well today, and more than that I like our unselfishness as they looked for each other,” said Racela in Filipino. “It’s a good win for us and it’s just unfortunate that UST played without its top two players.”Akomo, who’s down with the flu, averages a double-double for UST with 10.4 points and 13.4 rebounds with 2.5 blocks per outing while Sta. Ana, who injured his shoulder in practice, puts up 13.9 points and 4.4 assists per game.Ken Tuffin scored 14 points off the bench to lead FEU while Arvin Tolentino added 13 points.Wendell De Guzman led the Growling Tigers with 17 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists while Jeepy Faundo also had his double-double of 17 points and 13 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Swing and a miss: Yankees in another 0-2 playoff hole Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene FILE – FEU’s Arvin Tolentino shoots against two UST defenders during their game in the first round of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University showed no remorse in handing depleted University of Santo Tomas its ninth straight loss with a merciless 96-70 beating in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Tamarws improved to 5-4, stopping its two-game skid, to take a temporary hold of the fourth spot pending the result of the game between University of the Philippines and De La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments The Growling Tigers, who are one of the most successful collegiate basketball programs in the country with 18 UAAP titles, dropped to 0-8 and is now one loss away from getting eliminated from the Final Four race.FEU practically ended the match as early as the first half taking a 26-point lead, 53-27, against a UST side that played without forward Jordan Sta. Ana and center Steve Akomo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAxel Iñigo then capped off the Tamaraws’ 13-3 run at the start of the third quarter that gave FEU a 66-30 lead at the 7:45 mark.FEU head coach Olsen Racela praised his team’s eagerness to distribute the ball and look for the open man as the Tamaraws dished out 27 assists, more than double of UST’s 12.last_img

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first_img− 321 students benefitedThe Guyana Police Force (GPF) hosted its third annual graduation ceremony at the Zara Training Centre, in Eve Leary, on Friday to certify students who have successfully completed various Information Technology training programmes.Among the graduates were Commander of E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) and Senior Superintendent Calvin Brutus, who was labelled as one of the highest achievers with a 98.9 per cent pass.Addressing the graduates, Superintendent Shivpersaud Bacchus encouraged the students to continue their education along the Information Communication Technology (ICT) field.Graduates and members of the Guyana Police ForceHe said “We will need to leverage the best tools which are available, undoubtedly so, in today’s modern world, Information Communication Technology is one of those tools.”Bacchus noted that the ICT training was made available to Guyanese from 2012, through a partnership between the US-based Zara Group of Companies and the GPF.“Education is not only about bookish knowledge. It is also about practical knowledge,” he said, quoting from the annually published Zara Group of Companies book.During the course overview of the ICT trainings conducted, the Information Technology Trainer, Woman Corporal Andries Smith, revealed that there was successful completion of 20 programmes, including eight adult courses, six foundation programmes, one advanced programme, one Personal Computer (PC) repairs and maintenance programme, three youth foundation programmes, one work preparedness programme, one Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) Electronic Data Preparation and Management (EDPM) and Information Technology (IT) programme, four summer programmes (two of which are from the C Division) and four Police programmes.Smith added that the subject EDPM received nine Grade Ones, eight Grade Twos and two Grade Threes, while IT received two Grade Threes.“Our students ranged from seven years to the oldest, 73 years, which is a plain indication that no matter your age, anyone can become computer literate,” she said.She said too that in future training sessions, there will be additions of two new foundation programmes, one youth programme and one advance programme, which she said is expected to attract an estimated 170 new participants.“We will continue to display professionalism and increase the standard of the Guyana Police Force/Zara Computer Centre and further build a stronger community relationship,” she concluded.The Assistant Commissioner Paul Williams, opined that the training programmes will enable persons from different counties to become skilled in the ICT sector, adding that through this skill, jobs can easily be attained or created.Williams also encouraged others to apply for the courses; interested persons can uplift an application form from the Guyana Police Force’s Training Centre, in Eve Leary.last_img

‘Make Immunization Strategies Practical Nationwide’

first_imgA prominent Liberian epidemiologist has urged civil society groups to make immunization strategies practical nationwide.Mr. Raymond Toupiley, Data Manager of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) gave the caution last Tuesday at the first General Assembly of the Liberia Immunization Platform (LIP) in Monrovia.The LIP is an organization comprising 22 civil society groups, championing the mass immunization of children and child-bearing mothers nationwide.EPI’s Data Manager Toupiley also urged the LIP leadership to push for inclusion in the World Health Organization, in order for the entity to exhibit swift responses to the immunization program of the country.He said that Liberia’s southeastern counties have exhibited poor performance in terms of immunization coverage owing to enormous factors.Mr. Toupiley intimated that some of the factors associated with poor immunization coverage are due to bad road conditions and also because people are not taking the initiative to spearhead vital medical programs.He reminded the LIP staff that it is one of the responsibilities of civil society groups to ensure that community dwellers take part in immunization programs of children and child-bearing mothers in the country.Mr. Toupiley acknowledged, however, that the entity since 2008 has been able to achieve at least 88% of immunization coverage.He however said that owing to the current spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia, such achievements have suffered setbacks, declining in several parts of the country.Mr. Toupiley disclosed that Liberia is at 70% immunization coverage and that three of Liberia’s rural counties are far below the performance radar, in terms of immunization of children and child-bearing mothers.“After the Ebola virus crisis in Liberia, LIP has a greater role and responsibility and we don’t want the staff to sit in these offices but go out into the field to work,” Mr. Toupiley said.“Work out your immunization plans and we’re ready to share all the great and good information with you in order to vaccinate all our children wherever they are in our war-affected country,” Mr. Toupiley emphasized.He further admonished LIP and its members to not take sides in immunization initiatives, saying that immunization is aimed at rendering services to the future generation of Liberian children.Catholic Relief Service (CRS) Liberia’s Senior Advisor Raymond Studer described the first LIP General Assembly as a significant event, saying that he was happy that over 25 Liberian civil society groups had come together to work out plans.“Frankly, I wish to let you all know that you people are doing what I’m doing as a local partner in the immunization process of Liberia,” Mr. Studer asserted.He explained that the CRS is principally interested in empowering communities in Liberia, especially in the vital and all-important health sector of the nation.In remarks, the United States Agency for International Development’s (UASID) Representative on immunization, Mr. Stephen Sizi, thanked LIP staff for considering USAID in the immunization program.Mr. Sizi told the audience and staff of LIP that working on child survivor issues is indeed a challenge and such endeavors should be approached with concerted efforts and a sense of collective endeavor, regardless of which country you are from.Mr. Sizi stressed that the participation of grassroots organizations is important and that LIP must place itself in a cardinal role to fulfill this need nationwide.For her part a Commissioner of the National Aid Commission (NAC), Mrs. Juineta Ramertz, noted that she regrets the huge impact the Ebola virus Disease (EVD) has had on the HIV-Aids program of the country.“We will systematically assess all the sectors and communities the deadly Ebola virus has impacted across the country,” Commissioner Ramertz said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

Tomorrow is ‘World Wetlands Day’

first_imgOne of several wetlands on the Robertsport Highway in Grand Cape Mount County.President George Weah has by proclamation declared Saturday, February 2, 2019, a “World Wetlands Day” to be observed throughout Liberia as a working holiday, a release has said.According to the release, the President has therefore called on all people residing in the country to join authorities at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to ensure the sustainable management of wetlands and water bodies in the country.In the proclamation, President Weah called on the EPA to execute appropriate programs to make the day meaningful. He said the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance known as Ramsar Convention was adopted in the Iranian City of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea; as designed by the United Nations, it is observed on  February 2 every year as “World Wetlands Day,” and has been celebrated by all UN member countries worldwide since 1997.“Whereas, the purpose for observing the World Wetlands Day is to focus worldwide attention on the importance of wetlands, their values and benefits in general and the Ramsar Convention in particular, to stimulate political attention and action; to empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development,” the proclamation said.President Weah further stated that the celebration of this day is to raise awareness and to highlight the vital roles of healthy wetlands in reducing the impact of extreme events such as flood, drought, and cyclones on the communities, and in helping to build resilience.According to him, Liberia, being a contracting party of the convention on wetlands of international importance, will celebrate the Day in Gardnersville, Chocolate City, Montserrado County, under the theme, “Wetlands and Climate Change.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

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