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 MVP admits PH 2023 hosting bid ‘expensive’ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone “I’m so excited for him, but that ends there. We can’t always think that he’s set to arrive soon,” he said in Filipino.Austria admitted that he’s keeping tabs on Standhardinger in the ABL, watching his prized recruit from afar as he dominates his way in the regional league with averages of 27.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 2.75 steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut the three-time Coach of the Year winner reiterated that the Beermen’s focus is solely on their campaign in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup, where they gun to claim a historic fourth straight all-Filipino title.“We’ll keep on relying on ourselves and the team. I’m sure that these players know that we have a chance (on getting that fourth straight Philippine Cup) because everyone looks at us as the barometer,” he said. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew CONTRIBUTED PHOTOSan Miguel coach Leo Austria knows very well that great things are worth the wait.And that’s why he’s not putting too much thought on the imminent arrival of Christian Standhardinger as the top overall pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft is still with Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club in the ASEAN Basketball League.ADVERTISEMENT Still, Austria couldn’t help but fantasize about the day Standhardinger finally puts on that storied San Miguel jersey, saying that his entry could just push the team closer on its Grand Slam aspirations.“Other teams say that we’re already strong, and with what they see from Standhardinger, we’ll be unbeatable. So what more when Standhardinger arrives? His presence alone gives us some excitement and confidence and his work ethic could rub off to some of our players,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina
Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Villanova returns to Final Four, beat Texas Tech Allen never found his rhythm in Omaha. He was 7 for 28 in games against Syracuse and Kansas, 5 for 23 on 3-pointers. He made clutch free throws late in regulation to keep the Blue Devils tied or in the lead against Kansas. His only field goal since the first half, though, was a meaningless 3-pointer four seconds before Kansas started celebrating its victory.Allen’s four seasons at Duke were over, and off the court walked — depending on your perspective — one of the most reviled or celebrated college basketball players in America.“It’s like a shock to your body because you don’t plan for a loss,” Allen said. “You expect to keep going and going. Then it’s so abrupt when it hits you. It’s over. I can’t really wrap my head around it yet.”It was at the 2015 Final Four that Allen burst onto the scene. He was the fourth and often overlooked member of Duke’s heralded freshman class that year. He ended up scoring 16 points in the national championship game in a win over Wisconsin that gave the Blue Devils their fifth title.He put off entering the NBA draft after his sophomore and junior years because he loved Duke, loved college basketball and wanted a chance to play for another Final Four and championship.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, right, talks with Grayson Allen (3), Marvin Bagley III (35) and Trevon Duval (1) during the second half of a regional final game against Kansas in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Sunday, March 25, 2018, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. — Grayson Allen curled to the left side of the lane, jumped and kicked out his left leg a bit as he let fly the shot that would send Duke to the Final Four over two Kansas defenders.With the clock showing less than a second left in regulation, the ball teasingly bounced off the backboard, hit the front of the rim, bounced off the backboard and rim once more — and swirled out to the right.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 LATEST STORIES MOST READ “He’s a 2,000-point scorer. He’s a national champion. He’s been our leader this year,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “He’s one of the outstanding players to have ever played in our program.”For all he did statistically as a playmaker and 14.1-point career scorer, Krzyzewski remembers him this season for his leadership and ability to mesh with four outstanding freshmen in the lineup, especially after the switch to a zone defense in mid-February.“And you’re a shot away, a roll away from being in the Final Four,” Krzyzewski said.Had that last shot in regulation fallen, it still wouldn’t have undone the things Allen will long be remembered for at Duke. On Saturday, Allen said he had accepted and embraced his reputation among all those Duke haters.The Atlantic Coast Conference reprimanded him for appearing to deliberately trip two players in 2016. Last year he tripped an opponent and was suspended for one game by Coach K and had his team captain’s title removed.Allen mostly stayed out of trouble this season, except for when he put a hip check on North Carolina’s Garrison Brooks in the ACC Tournament.“Obviously I went through a lot of ups and downs, a lot of rough moments, a rough patch last year,” he said.His hope, of course, was to extend his senior season one more week in San Antonio.“All my plans for playing in the Final Four aren’t going to happen,” he said. “That’s why it’s hard to grasp. So many emotions come forward at once. I feel I could smile and cry all at once.” “I thought it was in,” star big man Marvin Bagley III said.So did Allen, who watched as the ball fell away. Sunday’s game stayed tied 72-72 and was headed for overtime. Kansas’ Malik Newman, the Midwest Region Most Outstanding player, took over from there, and the Jayhawks won 85-81 .FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSeason over for Duke. Career over for Allen.“Yeah, that thing rolled around the rim about four times,” Allen said. “I thought it was going in. It’s not a good feeling.” Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View comments
Authorities at the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC) on Tuesday launched a five-year strategic plan at the entity’s Capitol Hill offices in Monrovia to strengthen the enforcement of the Public Procurement Commission Act (PPCA).It was developed with funding from the World Bank’s Economic Governance and Institutional Reform Project (EGIRP).The Plan presents the strategic choices the Commission has purposefully chosen to pursue over the next five years (2014 – 2019).Tuesday’s launch coincided with the turning over of the plan to the entity’s new executive director, James Dorbor Jallah, by the Commission Acting chair, Mrs. Esther W. Paegar.According to Mrs. Paegar, the five-year plan seeks to achieve key strategic objectives and desired outcomes through the identified strategic initiatives geared towards enhancing the understanding, and appreciation of political leaders, and heads of public sector institutions, and strengthening enforcement of the PPCA.It also seeks to regulate and hold public entities more accountable in their procurement decisions by developing and implementing an effective Sanction Regime that will motivate public sector entities to comply with the PPCA and its regulations. Additionally, she said that the plan will help to strengthen the capacity and capability of the Commission in the area of monitoring and compliance, and to undertake facts-based monitoring visits and procurement audits, while at the same time strengthening public and institutional understanding and appreciation of the Commission and PPC law. The plan will accordingly, decentralize operations of the Commission to synchronize government’s pending decentralization of political, fiscal and administrative decision-making functions to the counties. This, Mrs. Paegar said, shall be achieved by preparing a comprehensive decentralization strategy that stratifies decentralization activities and movements into short-term, medium-term, and long-term.“This plan shall, therefore, consider the establishment of regional hubs, the establishment of PPCC county offices; the mobilization of the required resources; the planning, organizing and continuous hosting of local government sensitization and procurement training workshops; and the planning and implementing of other regional activities of the Commission.”It is intended to further strengthen public confidence in the integrity of the Concession Granting Process by enhancing the capacity of the Commission in concessions; constructively engaging stakeholders in the concessions domain; co-opting and strengthening civil society organizations (CSOs).It also includes faith-based apex bodies in monitoring the concession granting processes; co-opting other integrity institutions in advocacies to support the full implementation of the PPCA and its regulations.The launch of the Strategic Plan was witnessed by stakeholders and international partners including Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Liberia Anti Corruption Commission, Governance Commission, USAID-GEMS, and the World Bank.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A man is now in critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital after being struck by a motorcar along the Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara (ECD) Public Road.Injured is Apollos Mohanlall, 33, of Lot 299 Fourth Street, Alexander Village, Georgetown.According to reports, the man was walking along the Liliendaal roadway at about 19:00h on Thursday when he was struck by a black TVR with registration number PSS 411.The driver of the vehicle, George Chester, of Lot 67 Block R, North Sophia, Greater Georgetown, told Guyana Times that he was on his way home when Mohanlall suddenly appeared in his path.“I was driving when this man made a sudden run across the road. After I saw that, I immediately pulled my brakes but I still struck him,” the driver said.He added that he immediately rendered assistance to the injured man and realised that he was unconscious. “I came out of my car and I rushed to him, he was unconscious on the road and was not responding to my calls.”Assisted by public spirited individuals, Chester picked up the man and rushed him to the Georgetown Public Hospital. This newspaper was told that Mohanlall has not regained unconsciousness and has suffered severe head injuries.A report was made at the Sparendaam Police Station and Chester is assisting the Police with investigations.
The Maternity Ward of the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town was a scene of joy for women who had just given birth on Saturday afternoon as the Management of Ecobank Liberia Limited (ELL) donated assorted food and non-food items to them. Nearly 100 women benefitted from the donation which was hand delivered to them (mothers) by Ecobank staff, led by their Executive Director, David Thompson and head of Domestic Banking, Madam Doreen McIntosh. The items were sorted out in black polythene bags.The Administrative Assistant to the Hospital’s Administrator, Ms. Fascia L. McCauley, and certified midwife, Mrs. Youngor Jackson, escorted the Bank’s delegation to the Maternal Ward to distribute the items. According to Ecobank officials, the donation is the bank’s way touching the lives of women and their children in celebration of Women’s Day across the globe. Surprised by the donation, the women said the gift items would not have come at a better time. One of the beneficiaries, Madam Lukiatu Passawe, thanked Ecobank Management for the surprised and promised to use the items for her baby’s wellbeing.“I am very happy, but surprise because nobody told us that Ecobank was coming here to make a donation to us,” she said. “The items Ecobank brought are those items that women need most when they have just given birth.”The package comprised of baby diapers and baby powers, soup, baby socks and several other assorted items for babies. Also in the package were sardines, luncheon meat and other food items.The Maternity Ward of the Hospital, our reporter say was jammed packed with women who had just given birth.Hospital officials told our reporter that most of the women and other patients prefer seeking medical attention to Redemption Hospital because the hospital provides free medical services to them. “You can see that all of the beds are jammed packed with women, who have just given birth. Most of them prefer coming here to deliver because medical services here are free,” this hospital staff said on condition of anonymity. Ma Zazay, who had just given birth to a bouncing baby boy, noted “Redemption Hospital is the only hospital I prefer taking treatment at.”She joined other women in the ward to thank Ecobank for the donation and urged the Bank to continue with its humanitarian gesture to other women who are in need.“I feel so happy and don’t know how to thank Ecobank for this gesture because I wasn’t expecting it. These gifts will help me a lot because they contain several items that I don’t have money to buy right,” she stated. The hospital’s certified midwife Youngor Jackson, for her part, thanked Ecobank for the donation “to the mothers who came to give birth.”“I believe that they will all remember these gifts since, in fact, they are receiving them on Women’s Day celebration.” According to Mrs. Jackson, remembering those women on Women’s Day means a lot to them. “I must appreciate Ecobank for this gesture because it is very timely,” she said.Mrs. Jackson expressed the hope that Ecobank will remember the women of Liberia and do more during the celebration of women’s day next year.The head of domestic Banking at Ecobank Madam Doreen McIntosh told reporters that Ecobank chose Redemption Hospital because the hospital is one of those government hospitals that have less fortunate patients. Madam McIntosh, who expressed her upbeat at the cleanliness of the Redemption Hospital, thanked the hospital’s Management for the ‘impressive’ work. “I see that the hospital is very clean and I see the children are being taken care of and the beds are filled with sick children. I was particularly happy when I saw the nurses taking care of all of the children, while it is true that our arrival was not unannounced. We all know how government hospitals can be in our part of the world, but Redemption Hospital is making the difference,” Doreen observed. She told reporters that Ecobank Management had gone to the hospital to donate to mothers that are desperately in need. “We came to identify with the less fortunate mothers in the maternity ward and so we gave them what we had and it is our hope that the items will help solve some of the many challenges they are encountering,” Doreen stated.Some of the items donated were baby diapers, powders, detergent, and baby bathing soap, napkins and other assorted items including provision–food items, amongst others.The Ecobank’s domestic bank boss noted that the donation was specifically for women and their children.“We are doing this because today is World’s Women’s Day,” she said.For his part, Ecobank Executive Director David Thompson wondered whether it is true that medical services at Redemption Hospital are actually free.“I think this is very great because I have seen the ward which is very great. I am impressed by the working spirit of the hospital staff and that this has given us the courage to extend this exercise to other government hospitals come next year,” said the Ecobank Executive Director.He said the objective of the exercise is to ensure that Ecobank helps the government to make life better for all Liberians.Mr. Thompson thanked the Management of Redemption Hospital for taking good care of the hospital and the patients and expressed the hope that patients who are currently admitted at the hospital get healed in the shortest possible time. Also on the Ecobank delegation was the head of Human Resource Madam Rose Wende. The cost of the assorted items is estimated at about US$5,000.00. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
As the Guyana Police Force is reeling from the recent death of a man who sustained injuries while in the lockups, another East Coast Demerara resident was allegedly beaten by ranks of the Vigilance Police Station.Guyana Times understands that Prem Chand of Lot 125 Strathspey, East Coast Demerara, was taken into custody on December 26, 2018, after relatives reported a domestic dispute.However, two days after, when a woman whom he shared a relationship with went to bail him, three officers took him outside wrapped in a bedsheet.Navita Chand explained that when she saw the man’s condition, she questioned the ranks as to why they were fetching him like that since he entered the lockupsThe sutures on Prem Chand’s headin good health. At that time, no answer was provided.“He was behaving bad and I went to Vigilance Police Station and make a report and the Police come and arrest him. I went back, and they said he was on bail and then I see, three Police [lifting] him in a sheet, bringing him out. I asked why is it that he was walking the other day and three of you fetching him and bringing him out. Nobody didn’t answer me,” the woman stated.After returning home, Prem cried out that his head and back were aching and he was taken to the Woodlands Hospital where several tests showed that a vein his brain had ruptured, and his spinal cord was damaged.“When I carry he home, he start hollering that he getting pain in his head and back. We decide to carry him at Woodlands Hospital where they do an MRI, showing that he had internal bleeding. He had to do an MRI for the hip, that said he had spinal damage,” she related.The man, who was visibly in pain, related that on the said day when he was arrested, three officers at the police station asked him to enter the cell to which he told them that he had done nothing wrong. As such, they proceeded to beat him with a gun to his head. He was also kicked and trampled on in the process.“They put me on the bench and then they said that I got to go in the lockup. I said I didn’t do anything and they start to beat me. They lash me with the gun to my head and I fall down. I hearing their voice and then they stomp me up in my back. After that, I didn’t know myself. When I wake up the next morning in the lockup, I can’t move,” he told Guyana Times.He explained that after these injuries, he could not walk properly and is being assisted financially by relatives as he was the sole breadwinner of the family. Adding to that, $2,013,000 was spent on medical bills.This is the second case in the past two weeks where persons were faced with alleged police brutality. The last incident saw 39-year-old Kalicharran Sawak succumbing to injuries sustained while in the Sparendaam lockups a few days ago.As such, legal advice was sought by both families from Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall. He stated that this is a serious matter and it must be addressed to ensure that persons are not subjected to this type of treatment in the future.“We have yet another incident of allegations made against the police of brutality and violence being meted out to persons in Police custody…These are serious injuries sustained at the hands of the police and these are serious allegations of criminal and violent actions,” Nandlall said.He further added that civil proceedings will be filed in the High Court against the State for both matters.“We have to address this matter in a most emphatic and condign manner. In addition to the civil proceedings to which I’m making reference, we are again calling for an independent, professional and transparent investigation,” he further mentioned.The Police Complaints Authority will also be briefed on the matter.Earlier this week, Police Commissioner Leslie James told media operatives that if officers are implicated in the said allegations, they will be sanctioned. He had posited that an independent investigation was launched into the first incident.“I would be quiet frank, my information is indeed that he was kept, I think, just over the 72 hours period and that is in breach. So of course, wherever the chips fall we will pursue and whoever is responsible will be faced with sanctions,” said the Top Cop.
Dear Editor,President Granger has sent a letter to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) urging them to begin preparations for General and Regional Elections in Guyana. While this seems to be a commendable act on his part, you have to read on to see the nefarious plan in that so called elections preparation bid. The rest of his statement says, “The Government of Guyana is committed to doing everything possible to ensure that the Commission is provided with the financial resources and have sufficient time to conduct credible elections.”Now, let us stop there and analyse the last part of that sentence, “give the Commission sufficient time to conduct credible elections”, that “sufficient time” he is insinuating is time for GECOM to hold a long drawn-out house-to-house process which in actuality is a People’s National Congress (PNC) election campaign process to rig the elections.So, the sinister plan is tag funding for the Commission on to a house-to-house campaign, then summon a parliamentary session in which he would somehow coerce the Opposition into voting on one unitary whole. In essence, the PNC would have gotten what they wanted; that is, outsmart the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) with a well prepared list of fake SOPs to gain that one-seat majority again.Well, I have news for them that is not going to happen because that plan rests on the Opposition and the Government coming together on a two-thirds majority plan to grant GECOM those privileges. So, let me assure Granger that the PPP/C is not giving in to that plan, no never! If Granger and his rigging partners think that the PPP/C is going to buy into that foolishness they need to disabuse their minds of the thought!So, to Granger and his PNC controlled GECOM this is the situation, we will go into a constitutional crisis because you folks have made it possible with that corrupt rigging attitude of yours. You still believe that you can pull it off with a one-seat majority win and foist yourself on the Guyanese people yet again, but that is not going to happen. To Mr Granger, your nefarious tricks have exposed you; please call the election?The way forward will be the following; except the President call an election as required by law, there can be no extension to the March deadline. The funding Granger is talking about has already been budgeted for in the last “early budget” read and successfully passed in Parliament. Ample provisions for the holding of an election by GECOM was provided for in that budget. No allocations were made for house-to-house registration which in our case is unnecessary and improbable, because there is a valid voters list, valid up until April 30.Which is more costly a house-to-house exercise coupled with an election or an election? The answer is an election and that we must have within the 90-day period. We still have time because March 19, is the deadline date, come on Granger do the honest thing stop pussyfooting you are at the end of your tether.You have to realise that Granger is trying his utmost to stave off that constitutional crisis which comes into immediate effect in the coming weeks. This is what has him in a bind. The simple solution to all of this Mr Granger is for you to call an election, the Constitution requires that of you.Respectfully,Neil Adams
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With the sport of rugby growing across the Peace Region, a new Rugby Classic will be taking place in Dawson Creek.Tonight, October 1, at Ecole Frank Ross Elementary School, in Dawson Creek, is the First Annual Peace Fall Rugby 7s Classic.Competing for the Peace Fall Rugby 7s Classic trophy will be mostly girls teams but will also include boys teams as well.- Advertisement -Previously, there has been fall 7s series between Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, and Grande Prairie.The First Annual Peace Fall Rugby 7s Classic is taking place tonight, October 1, at 5:00 p.m. at Ecole Frank Ross Elementary School, in Dawson Creek.
That Alberta government is providing 8.8 million dollars, for a 30 million-dollar project to turn the province’s vast reserves of deeply buried coal into clean synthetic gas, for power generation. Swan Hills Synfuels, of Calgary, will be a partner in the project to be located near Swan Hills in north-central Alberta. The province says it will be the first such project in North America and the deepest underground coal gasification conducted in the world — more than 1,000 metres below the surface. – Advertisement -Coal gasification involves injecting oxygen into the deeply buried coal to help turn it into synthesis gas. The gas can then be used as fuel for clean power generation and further processed into gas for home heating, or for other products, like hydrogen, methanol or transportation fuels.
Correction – The story below says the event starts at 3pm. The events starts at 10a.m. with the auction to follow. The Git-Along Horse Club is holding a fundraiser for the family of a two year-old girl who died May 18.- Advertisement -The fundraiser is taking place starting at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Harris Arena in Charlie Lake and will include a silent and live auction. There will also be a lunch provided by donation.All of the funds raised will be given to the Green family for them to use at their discretion, says Kaitlyn Hogg, one of fundraiser organizers.Two year-old Hanna Green died after being struck by a vehicle in her family’s driveway in Fort St. John. Her funeral was held Wednesday.For more information on the fundraiser, contact Haldon Guard at 250-264-7475.Advertisement