FEU pushes shorthanded UST to brink of elimination

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 read more

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GPF/Zara computer training programme concludes

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 read more

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‘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 read more

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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 read more

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St. George make official bid for Gor’s Mieno

first_img0Shares0000Eye on the ball: Gor Mahia’s Humphrey Ochieng controls the ball during their CAF Confederations Cup match against YangaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 4 – Ethiopian giants St. George have made official contact with Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia over the transfer of midfielder Humphrey Mieno who has been a long time target for the side.Newly appointed St. George coach Stewart Hall wants to land Mieno with whom he worked together for the first time in his stint at Azam FC before dragging him to both Sofapaka and AFC Leopards when he moved to Kenya. “Yes, they have officially written to us and made an enquiry about his services and we have responded. They have not quoited any figures but in our response, we have made our desire known to them. So we will wait and see what comes of it in the coming days,” Gor Mahia deputy Secretary General Ronald Ngala told Capital Sport.He added; “We are open for him to leave but that is only on condition that our demands are met.”Mieno has missed the last two of Gor Mahia’s games against Kariobangi Sharks and Chemelil Sugar, but Ngala says that has not been down to the growing interest from the Addis Ababa based club.Gor Mahia midfielder Humphrey Mieno vies for the ball with Rayon Sport left back Eric Rutanga in a CAF Confederations Cup tie at the Kasarani Stadium on August 19, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIf the deal goes through, then Mieno will not only re-unite with his former coach but also another Kenyan Patrick Matasi who moved to Addis late last year after a brief stint with Tusker FC.Gor will have little time to replace Mieno if indeed he leaves and will have to wait till the next window in March to land a new replacement as the current transfer window closes midnight Friday.The record Kenyan champions have been heavily linked with Sofapaka and Harambee Stars midfielder Dennis Odhiambo, thogh it is highly unlikely that he will leave Batoto ba Mungu as he still has a lengthy contract having just joined last June from Thika United.“I don’t think we will go for anyone else if Mieno leaves. We will work with the players we have and probably look at the situation when the next window opens,” stated Ngala.Mieno joined Gor at the beginning of last season after he opted not to renew his contract with Tusker FC.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Sarri missing Fabregas already at Chelsea

first_imgThe Italian international — a lynchpin of Sarri’s midfield this season — lost possession on several occasions against Newcastle.“After 20 minutes he lost a lot of balls. It’s unusual and I think he was in trouble,” said Sarri.“Maybe he was tired, I don’t know. But if Fabregas was on the bench I think that in the second half he would have been on the pitch instead of Jorginho.”Sarri is keen to recruit an experienced midfielder as back-up to Jorginho, who has displaced N’Golo Kante from the pivotal central role, but also praised the potential of 18-year-old Welsh international Ethan Ampadu.“In the future, maybe,” the Italian replied when asked about Ampadu’s prospects of filling the back-up spot.“Playing as a central midfielder in our team is not easy.“We need to try and try and try in training. But I think he is able to do it.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Maurizio Sarri says the departed Cesc Fabregas needs to be replaced at Chelsea © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 14 – Maurizio Sarri admitted the departure of Cesc Fabregas has left a gaping hole in his squad magnified by Jorginho’s below-par performance in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Newcastle.Sarri said the 31-year-old Spanish World Cup-winning midfielder, who left for Ligue 1 strugglers Monaco last Friday, would have been a natural replacement for Jorginho.last_img read more

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Video: Shanghai Shenhua star scores STUNNING bicycle kick

first_imgColombian attacker Giovanni Moreno sparks mayhem with this spectacular strike for Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua!With his back to goal, the 29-year-old set himself up with some tidy chest control before beating the goalkeeper with a sensational hit into the top corner.Unfortunately, however, the goal couldn’t lead Shanghai to victory, with former Everton captain Tim Cahill also in action as they drew 2-2 with reigning Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande.Check out the world-class strike in the video above!last_img read more

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Premier League issues new security guidance to clubs following Paris terrorist attacks

first_img1 Stade de France The Premier League will issue new security guidance to clubs this week following the terrorist attacks in Paris which saw a match at France’s national stadium targeted.League officials have been speaking to police, the Government and security advisers and will provide a full briefing to the 20 member clubs on Thursday, and also issue a public statement.A Premier League statement said: “We are actively engaged with our security advisers and the appropriate authorities, including the Home Office and senior representatives from the police, to assess current security guidance to Premier League clubs.“There is a club meeting later this week where a full security briefing will be given. Following that, further guidance will be issued to the clubs as well as a public statement so fans are fully aware of what to expect when arriving at stadiums.”The attacks on Friday saw three bombs explode in the vicinity of the Stade de France, where France were playing Germany in a friendly.According to reports, one of the explosions took place at a stadium gate after a suicide bomber tried to gain access and detonated his bomb vest after it was discovered during a search by security staff.last_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: OTWAY GOLF CLUB NOTES

first_imgAfter the fog and mist cleared from Otway last Sunday week, three winners emerged to claim their prize in the Stevie Wonder turkey scramble. Arthur Morisson, Owen McShane & Shaun Duffy recorded an amazing score of 8 under par, nearly the same number of balls lost by some of the other teams in the near blind conditions. Well done to the trio, and also last weeks victors Charlie Coughlan, Sam Anderson and John McClafferty just scraped it by a nose ahead of the rest of the field on 6 under par. Not many chances left for those of us who still haven’t managed to find the right partners to come up with the winning combination, but we also have the added chance on Saturday 15th in the annual Christmas Hampers, more details next week. The club wishes to extend sympathies to lady Captain Brigeen McDaid, and club member Vera McElhinney, on the recent passing of family member James Cannon, Glenvar.  GOLF NEWS: OTWAY GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: December 4th, 2012 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:OTEWAY GOLF CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

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DONEGAL TEACHERS JOIN FIANNA FAIL TOP TABLE

first_imgTwo young teachers from South West Donegal have been elected to the Fianna Fáil Ard Comhairle.Áine McGinley, a 28-year-old primary school teacher from Ballybofey, and Claudia Kennedy, a 29-year-old secondary school teacher from Bundoran, were elected to the Committee of 20 on the Fianna Fáil National Executive yesterday.  They beat off stiff competition from a record number of candidates at party’s Ard Fheis in Dublin at the weekend.Speaking afterwards, Áine McGinley said: “It is a wonderful honour to be chosen by Fianna Fáil members to represent them on the Ard Comhairle.  I am committed to the renewal of Fianna Fáil from the grassroots up. I will use my role to campaign for party policies on primary, secondary and third level education and on regional development in the North West. I will be a voice for the members, and will push for continued reform within Fianna Fáil and within politics in this country.” Claudia Kennedy said: “I want to thank the members who put their trust in me to represent them on the Ard Comhairle. For the first time, there were more women than men elected this weekend. Four out of five of the party’s new vice presidents are female, while half of the newly elected Committee of Twenty members are also female. This is a testament to the calibre of the female candidates, and a true sign of Fianna Fáil’s real commitment to reform.  We are committed to radically increasing female participation in politics and the Ard Comhairle will lead the way.”Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has congratulated Ms McGinley and Ms Kennedy on their successful election and has thanked the Fianna Fáil members from across Co Donegal for attended the Ard Fheis.“More than 4,000 Fianna Fáil members from communities across the country attended the 73rd Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis at the weekend.  There was overwhelming support for plans to change how the party does its business. Delegates unanimously passed a motion to move to a one-member-one-vote system, which means that every single member of Fianna Fáil will now have an input in party business.“The positive atmosphere and the energy we saw this weekend is testament to the fact that Fianna Fáil is on the road to recovery, and we have has a strong and vital role to play in the future of Irish politics. I want to thank all of those from across Co Donegal who travelled up to the Ard Fheis and made their voices heard about the future of the party,” said Senator Ó Domhnaill.  DONEGAL TEACHERS JOIN FIANNA FAIL TOP TABLE was last modified: March 5th, 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)last_img read more

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