first_imgUK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It took Vicente 47 games to get to two wins but Roque, who is also UE’s athletic director, has steered the Lady Warriors on a journey that uses happiness and camaraderie as its fuel.The visibly jolly Lady Warriors defeated University of Santo Tomas, 25-23, 18-25, 28-26, 26-24, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkREAD: UAAP Volleyball: UE pulls off another stunner, keeps UST skiddingRoque said that he fully embraced the Lady Warriors’ flaws when he took over the team back in late February and instilled a positive mindset on a squad that lost five straight games before he sat at the bench. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MOST READ Ginebra seals semis spot, ousts Rain or Shine Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “I noticed that they were scared of committing mistakes, and if you’re scared of committing those mistakes you’ll end up playing worse,” said Roque in Filipino.“Nobody’s perfect, and it’s normal to commit mistakes. What’s important is to get back up when you did something wrong and I saw that they’re doing that. That’s why I’m very happy, I love these ladies.”READ: UE upsets Adamson for 1st win Roque’s first order of business with the Lady Warriors was have them watch game tapes, something Vicente didn’t do.This off court study sessions gave another avenue for the Lady Warriors to build the camaraderie they needed to win their first string of two games since 2012.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 View comments In just his third game as University of the East’s interim head coach, Rod Roque has already matched the win total of his predecessor Francis Vicente.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Mary Ann Mendrez, who had 21 points against the Golden Tigresses, said Roque just let them have fun on the court.READ: Roque says Vicente left UE for ‘personal reasons’“Coach Roque just told us that we should always have fun, we shouldn’t let go of the enjoyment when we play,” said Mendrez in Filipino. “Because when you’re not having fun, you’ll just end up working miserably.”For libero Kath Arado, her dreams of changing the public’s perception of UE is slowly coming into fruition.“It started in the first game, I really wanted to change the peoples’ perception of UE,” said Arado in Filipino. “I’m really speechless right now, and with the help of the coaches and my teammates, we’re slowly changing our image.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img read more

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Blackwater head coach Bong Ramos and team manager Joel Co gave one piece of important advice to beleaguered center Rabeh Al-Hussaini.Both had the same message to Al-Hussaini, who hasn’t reported to the Elite’s practice for several days now, and that is he should be able to deal with his personal problems while still having time to fulfill his duties with the team.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “As a player, he has to separate his personal problems no matter how heavy it is,” said Ramos in Filipino. “If this happened to me I will find time to fix the problem and at the same time, I’ll put the practices first then, do whatever I have to do to fix the problem.”Al-Hussaini has reportedly already received 30 percent of his salary in the form a cash advance and that the 6-foot-7 big man is also wishing for a buyout, something Blackwater ownership isn’t willing to give.“No way we’re giving to buy him out, he already had a 30 percent advance from his one-year salary and then more than month he went AWOL (absent without leave),” said team owner Dioceldo Sy in a report on ESPN5.Co added that Al-Hussaini even told the team that he’s committed to the club and help the squad improve its fifth-seed finish, 7-4, in the Governors’ Cup—Blackwater’s best conference in franchise history.“We had a team lunch, just before Christmas, and he told us of his problem and he somehow made a commitment to coach and to everybody in the whole team that we’re going to move forward and pick up from where we left off,” said Co.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 View comments MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Manny Pacquiao gets visit from MMA star Cris Cyborg LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Co said he and Ramos already talked with Al-Hussaini during the holiday season telling him that they understand the problem but he still has a responsibility as professional basketball player.“Coach Bong and I talked to him and he told us his problem, and we respect that, but regardless of what’s happening we made him understand that this isn’t easy,” said Co in Filipino after the team’s Saturday practice at Reyes Gym.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 Chriss“We made him understand that as a professional, regardless if you’re a professional athlete or in the corporate world, of course, you should find a away to separate your problem with your work. A similar thing happened to me before and I brought my problem to work and that is really a recipe for disaster,” added Co.Al-Hussaini, Co said, last reported to the team right before Christmas when the players were given the signal to go on break for the offseason. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcialast_img read more

first_imgInstead of jumping straight to college, Laure had to go through two more years of high school but the multi-awarded star is headed to the collegiate ranks.“I will show everyone what’ I’ve worked for and how excited I am to play after two years of waiting because we were hit by the K-12,” said Laure in Filipino during the Golden Tigresses’ Thursday practice at UST’s Quadricentennial Pavilion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I’ll finally be able to showcase my game and what I did to improve myself after what UST did in molding me for college.”Laure is expected to become the team’s starting opposite hitter, which is just one of the positions she’s excelled at in high school. Not only was Laure a two-time Best Opposite Hitter during her high school days, she was a one-time MVP, a two-time Best Attacker, a one-time Best Setter, and a Rookie of the Year.Despite playing such a multi-dimensional game, Laure said she’s focused on being the team’s opposite hitter with captains Cherry Rondina and Milena Alessandrini holding on to the open spiker role.“I’ll still be an opposite hitter but coach [Kung Fu Reyes] told me that I can be a setter or an open spiker in emergency situations,” said Laure.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It took two years of waiting but Eya Laure is finally heading into the collegiate game.University of Santo Tomas’ prized rookie was just one of the many student-athletes who had to wait a couple of years before entering the seniors’ division of the UAAP due to the implementation of the K-12 program.ADVERTISEMENT 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Manny Pacquiao lighter for Las Vegas return In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgLegal luminary and former Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC) Nigel Hughes and former leader of the Rise Organise And Rebuild (ROAR) Party Ravi Dev sat down during a panel discussion to reflect upon the architects of Guyana’s independence.The discussions were conducted during a special edition interview on Television Guyana (TVG) which will be aired today.Addressing the reason for the shift in thinking in wanting to no longer be ruled by the British, Dev explained that the idea has always been there.“We were dragged from various continents; Africa, Asia, even Europe and dumped into this land here and that struggle for independence was started. You’re talking about Cuffy, you’re talking about Damon but in terms of this modern drive for independence, I think it began with the struggles on the sugar plantations. Labour had a sense of exploitation and it led to struggles in the 1930s throughout the Caribbean and it led to a British Royal Commission being set up,” he said.Commissions were very popular with the British whenever there were problems. Dev recollected that when the Commission was sitting in Georgetown in February 1939, there were riots in Leonora, on the West Coast of Demerara, where four persons were shot and several others injured.This incident, he indicated, prompted the Commission to head back to Britain and made some recommendations which would now mark radical change from how Guyana was governed, placing the seeds that would ineluctably lead to other leaders making this call for total independence.Sharing his take, Hughes expressed that the entire movement preceded those series of events.“You had difficulties in 1905, you had difficulties in 1924. You had what I think is the greatest symbolic unity march, there were East Indians workers who struck in support of the African dockside workers who were already on strike and they were marching all the way down from plantation Ruimveldt and I think there were 12 of them (who) got shot outside the Ruimveldt Police Station and they were marching in solidarity, the sugar workers were coming in support of the dockworkers,” he disclosed.This movement, Hughes said, exemplified the self-determination that existed among Guyanese and from there, Guyana was always on a trend towards self-determination.The panelists pointed out that there was a strong connection between the struggle for independence and the labour struggles in Guyana.“If you go back to our modern leaders, Dr Jagan and Burnham, both of them came out of labour, both had a labour base,” Hughes stated.Weighing in on the topic, Dev noted that when one looks at the nature of the State (fighting against State power), it came back to that struggle to labour.“Critchlow in the docks in the 1919; he started the first union… But to continue from Critchlow movement, which focused in the city, that whole movement against the British interest boiled over in the 30s and you had people organising on labour…When we look at our political leaders of those days, I am not putting them down when I say that those leaders were more reformists than looking for fundamental change and (Karl) Marx said that ‘men make their own history, not in circumstances of their own making’, so I want to give those people the benefit of the doubt, people like Jong Mahador Singh of the BGIA (British Guiana East Indian Association) and the League of Coloured People led by John Carter and all that, they also were negating for more space in the politics of it but they were seen as reformists,” Dev asserted.He said it was only when the labour struggle came out and boiled over while the Commission was sitting, Guyana turned over to more radical politics.Discussing how the struggle changed when Dr Cheddi Jagan came into play, Dev explained that when Dr Jagan returned to Guyana in 1943, he made attempts to work with some of those leaders including BGIA (British Guiana East Indian Association); however they were not radical enough. Then in 1975, Dev explained that there was a movement where a Caribbean political group met in Georgetown and they decided to launch a Caribbean labour congress, and Jagan was exposed again to labour.“Jagan’s political consciousness was raised in that meeting in 1975,” Dev concluded.Sharing his views, Hughes posited that one needs to paint an accurate picture of what it was socially and economically in Guyana in the 1940’s in order to truly grasp how deep the struggle was for independence.“It was a highly stratified society. Africans had moved to the urban areas, Indians were bound and unbound, I know that for example, on the Berbice, Corentyne corridor, this division that we think came as a result of political differences between Dr Jagan and Mr Burnham existed long before that but perhaps they were the beneficiaries of it. So, in 1834 and 1838, economically, the Africans felt they were displaced by the British when they brought labour to replace them. And they had no interest in those two communities coming together because of course they would have been threatened and so it was in their interest from the start to ensure and engineer differences between the two communities. So that difference that we think has been there of recent vintage has been there as a result of our historical environment,” Hughes explained.The panelists continued to explore and discuss various aspects that contributed to the struggle for Guyana’s independence and the roles of key figures in the movement.To watch the full programme, viewers can tune in on TVG Channel 28 at 20:30h tonight.Ravi DevNigel Hugheslast_img read more

first_imgThe mystery surrounding the ship, TAMAYA 1, which surfaced May 3, on the shores of Grand Cape Mount County, may now appear to be solved as one of three personalities, who recently arrived in the country, has claimed ownership.This was disclosed by the Ministry of Defense in a release issued Monday, May 16, in Monrovia. The Ministry, at the heart of the investigation surrounding the vessel, which ran aground and reportedly took at least two days before national security forces were alerted, said the three persons who have come to confirm the identity of the abandoned vessel, include Omowho Bernard and Tomogho Oye Amaliri, two of the four crew members who were onboard the vessel; the third person is Robert M. Saigha “the purported owner of the ship.” Saigha claims to be one of two shareholders in the company called H.G. Matic’s Resources Limited based in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. According to him, the company is engaged in the supply of petroleum products, marine logistics, haulage, civil engineering and general contractual services. Authorities at the Ministry of Defense have emphasized that the men entered the country on May 13, 2016, onboard ARIK Air at their own volition and were never arrested. “They have since been cooperating with the Liberian security institutions in furtherance of unraveling circumstances surrounding the vessel.”Saigha told Liberian security personnel that be had bought the ship (Panama registered) in Senegal through what he termed as “installment payments,” which began in 2015. Before it was transferred to him, it had been used to transport groundnut oil from Senegal to Europe.He narrated that the vessel set sail on April 22, 2016, from Dakar, Senegal for Nigeria and developed technical faults at sea. He also stated that when he was told about the distress at sea, he contacted another fishing trawler to locate the abandoned vessel.“It was later established through contact via the fishing vessel that TAMAYA 1 was found sinking in an area 7 degrees 07 North and 13 degrees 08 degrees East of Freetown, Sierra Leone towards Conakry, Guinea and [it] subsequently drifted to Liberia.” According to Omowho Bernard, chief engineer of the vessel, the ship started to leak from the engine room, and all efforts to correct the situation failed. Eventually he and fellow crew, including the captain, disembarked using TAMAYA 1 lifeboat to board a fishing boat, which came to their rescue. The lifeboat was later abandoned at sea and it drifted to the coast of Edina, Grand Bassa County.Investigations conducted by the Liberian Coast Guard (LCG) established that it was indeed one of the two lifeboats onboard the abandoned Panamanian registered Nigerian oil tanker, TAMAYA 1. Given all that has been said by the purported owner of TAMAYA 1, there are still further unanswered questions and concerns lingering on the minds of ordinary Liberians.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), leads a High-level delegation of the sub-regional body to The Gambia today.According to an Executive Mansion release, the ECOWAS delegation will include President Muhammadu Buhari of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, the Special Representative for West Africa of the United Nations Secretary General, Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, among others.Recently President Sirleaf as Chairperson of the ECOWAS Authority on Sunday issued a statement on the current political situation in The Gambia, urging President Jammeh to respect the election results, which reflect the freely expressed will of the Gambian people. The statement also expressed support for the joint statement issued by the African Union Commission, the ECOWAS Commission and the United Nations, and further called on the Gambian people to remain peaceful and calm.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgAttorney Jargbe Kowo, is PPCC’s newly appointed executive director.The Board of Commissioners of the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC) has appointed Attorney Jargbe Roseline Nagbe Kowo, as executive director of the Commission.According to a press release from the Commission, the appointment of Atty. Kowo followed a competitive and transparent recruitment process led by the Civil Service Agency (CSA), and witnessed by partner institutions.She will head the secretariat and manage the day-to-day affairs of the Commission, and ensure implementation of the Public Procurement and Concessions Act (PPCA) of 2010, along with all accompanying regulations on public procurement.Atty. Kowo brings to the Commission the right mix of education, skills and experience, and possesses an impeccable character essential for an integrity institution like the PPCC.The new executive director will be inducted into office on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the conference room of the Commission.Atty. Kowo earned a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree in 2011 from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law of the University of Liberia and Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Economics from the same university.She also received a chartered diploma in Strategic Public Procurement from the UK-based Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply(CIPS), and has membership with several professional organizations, including Liberia National Bar Association, Center for Civic Education, Association of Women Rights in Development, Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections(BRIDGE), and Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply(CIPS).Until her appointment to this position, the new PPCC head of Secretariat worked with the National Elections Commission (NEC), where she served in several capacities including Director of Procurement, Gender Director, and Acting Director for Civic and Voter Education.She is credited for efficiently and effectively managing procurement activities that led to the successful conduct of the 2017 Presidential and Representative Elections in Liberia.The Board of Commissioners of the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission therefore reconfirms and reaffirms its commitment to an effective implementation of the PPCC Act 2010; and is confident that Atty. Kowo has the competence and experience to perform the tasks to be entrusted to her care.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgPrior to puck drop, Fort St. John Huskies head coach Gary Alexander, along with NWJHL President Bob Trobak, were both presented with The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal by Peace River MLA Pat Pimm for their dedication and commitment to the North West Junior Hockey League. Following the presentation, it was back to hockey, where It was another penalty filled first period, and unlike game one, Sunday afternoon the Generals capitalized with the man advantage, scoring two of their three first period goals with the man advantage. The Generals third goal forced Senior Flyers head coach Darrel Leahy to replace starting goaltender Troy Hunt with backup Jared Anderson. – Advertisement -The second period produced offense on both sides of the scoreboard, with Bentley adding to their lead first. The Generals scored another two goals in the first six minutes of the second, bringing their lead to 5-0.The Flyers found the back of the net eight minutes into the second, when Brad Fast scored a power-play goal, courtesy of a blistering one-timer from the point that beat goaltender Travis Yonkman low glove.Fort St. John managed to score one more goal before the conclusion of the game, as Mike Lalonde scored his second goal of the weekend, producing the final score of 5-2. Advertisement Next for the Senior Flyers is a tilt versus longtime rivals, the Dawson Creek Canucks, which will hit the North Peace Arena Ice Friday, January 11, which begins at 8:30 p.m. Following the game, Senior Flyers head coach Darrel Leahy, said the weekend was a good gauge of where the team stands at this point of the season, especially with the Savage Cup approaching. “It was great to gauge ourselves again. Obviously we need to play tougher from the start of the puck drop.  And we never did got to roll four lines like we like to do, dump it in and make some contact.” Leahy added that based on last night’s game, he expected a closer tilt Sunday, but says it’s hard to succeed when you get behind the eight ball early in the game. However, Leahy said morale is still high and the team isn’t too discouraged with the weekend results. “The boys sucked it up, their pride showed through in the end, and they came out hard in half of the second and third, and that’s the sign of good character and good dressing room character. Hearing what they had to say to each other after the game showed some real positives.”Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgTo register for these events, you can call Wendy Kimmie at 250-789-9089. TAYLOR, B.C. – The Taylor Curling Club has two Bonspiels scheduled for the month of March.Scheduled for March 8 and 9 is the 2 X 2 Bonspiel.Each team must consist of two students with a student playing skip or third.- Advertisement -Entry fee is $80.00 per team and will include supper, prizes, and medals.The 2 X 2 Bonspiel is taking place March 8 and 9 at the Taylor Curling Club.Then from March 15 to the 17 is the 40th Anniversary Windup Spiel.Advertisement The Taylor Curling Club is celebrating its 40th Anniversary of the building.A lady must skip or play third in this Spiel.The entry fee is $200 per team and includes supper and dance.The 40th Anniversary Windup Spiel is taking place March 15 to the 17 at the Taylor Curling Club.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgThe first forever stamps are selling for 41 cents apiece, but they won’t have a price printed on them and they will remain valid for sending a letter regardless of any future increases. Also, for the first time the U.S. Postal Service will be charging by the shape of the mail. The new regulations mean larger envelopes and packages will automatically cost more than smaller mail. Currently, postage is determined by weight, unless it’s an especially large or odd-shaped package that warrants special handling. If your solution come Monday is to stuff the same amount of material into a smaller envelope, the Postal Service could get you there, too: There are new thickness restrictions. For first-class, letter envelopes, the allowed thickness is a quarter inch. If you go over a quarter inch, you run into more costly large envelope or parcel rates. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – It will cost a bit more to mail letters and parcels starting Monday. A first-class letter will go up 2 cents to 41 cents. But there is also some good news – folks will be able to buy “forever” stamps that remain valid regardless of any future increase. While the new rates take effect Monday, most post offices are closed on Sunday so officials say items dropped in a box that won’t be collected until Monday should have the higher postage on them. While the first-class rate will rise from 39 cents to 41 cents for the first ounce, people sending heavier letters – such as wedding invitations – will see a reduction in the price. That’s because each additional ounce will cost just 17 cents, down from the current 24 cents. last_img read more