It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Lyceum failed to cap its perfect 18-0 elimination sweep with a title, falling to San Beda in their best-of-three championship duel, 0-2.Nzeusseu proved to be the perfect complement for Season MVP CJ Perez, averaging 14.5 points and 11.5 rebounds in the Pirates’ Finals run, but the Cameroonian admitted that the Red Lions’ championship experience prevailed in the end.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“Championship experience was really shown in this series,” he said. “San Beda was different from the eliminations to the championship. They had the championship mentality, they were a better team. We need to go harder next year.”One of the biggest difference makers this year was Donald Tankoua, who posted monster numbers of 22.0 points, 18.5 rebounds, 1.0 assist, and 1.0 steal in the titular duel to be named Finals MVP. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Robinson: Coach Boyet made me a better coach Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mike Nzeusseu. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIf Mike Nzeusseu would have his way, Lyceum would no longer be nice guys next year.“We need to be tough, we need to be more aggressive. There is no room for kindness from the first game to the last game. We need to play with a champion’s mentality in all our games. There is no room for excuses anymore,” he said after the Pirates bowed to the Red Lions in the NCAA Season 93 Finals on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Still, Nzeusseu said that the overachievement is as a cause for celebration with how the Pirates defied everyone’s expectations.“Nobody even expected us to reach this point. So for me, even if it’s a tough loss, I’m still grateful that we were able to get this kind of competition,” he said.“This will only make us better, make us stronger, we need to learn and grow from it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set
The Supreme Court in collaboration with the Commonwealth Judges’ and Magistrates’ Association; a London-based organisation, will host the International Judicial Conference at the Marriott Hotel, Georgetown, on Monday.The conference, which is being held under the theme, “The Judiciary as guarantors of the rule of law”, will see participation from Judges and Magistrates from across the Commonwealth.Some participating countries are Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Australasia, New Zealand, Europe, Canada and countries from the Caribbean.The conference aims to promote a better understanding among judicial officers of all ranks and from all parts of the Commonwealth, of judicial independence issues; it will also explore the approach to those issues in different parts of the Commonwealth, among other important matters.Chancellor of the Judiciary, Carl Singh has revealed that the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Anthony Carmona, is to be the guest of honour and will also be delivering the keynote address.Prime Minster Moses Nagamootoo will also speak on the opening day of the three-day conference.A diverse set of topics are set to be discussed, including the rules of law, the provision of resources for the courts, anti-terrorism legislation, human rights, environmental law and sustainable development.
SARA BillThe Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) is alarmed over the 12-month transitory period it may take to rehire new leaders of the controversial State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA).According to the parliamentary Opposition, this long waiting time vindicates its position that the entity has very little to do with justice, but is driven by an agenda that is pregnant with political vengeance and discrimination.Guyana Times reported on Saturday that the Director of SARU can remain at the helm of the entity for up to twelve months after President David Granger assents to the recently passed SARA Bill 2017 – which puts the legal framework in place for the organisation’s operation.“This position of the Government has confirmed what we said from the inception: that SARA will be an agency staffed by politicians and imbued with a political mandate to witch-hunt, persecute, harass and intimidate identified segments of our population; that SARA has very little to do with justice, but is driven by an agenda overwhelmed with political vengeance and discrimination,” the party said in a statement on Saturday.The PPP has posited that: “It is now obvious that members of the Government who spoke on the SARA Bill in the National Assembly (have) blatantly lied to the nation when they all assured in their speeches that politicians would not staff this agency; that professional investigators will; and that appointments will only be made via the parliamentary process outlined in the Bill.”IntensifiedThe PPP has said its opposition to SARA is now intensified. “Not only are we opposed to the Bill itself – which, as we have said, is unconstitutional and exposes private property to arbitrary interference and confiscation — but we now express our vehement opposition to the persons who will now staff the agency,” the Party has emphasised.The PPP maintains that the current personnel at SARA are political hacks who are devoid of any law enforcement and investigative training and qualifications which required for the task of operating SARA.“They certainly do not qualify as “fit and proper” persons, as prescribed by both the SARA Bill and the President’s public pronouncement on the characteristics of a “fit and proper” person,” the PPP has said.According to the PPP, it is well known that Clive Thomas and other senior officials are leading politicians within the coalition Administration, and that they have repeatedly made public statements that are conclusive of the guilt of dozens of Guyanese without any investigation.Dr Clive Thomas“In fact, Clive Thomas, who is identified to act as the Director, has already indicated that he has a list of private properties in respect of which he will seek court orders. It begs the questions: How was this list compiled? On what basis were these properties identified? Since SARU (never had, and currently does not have) investigative powers, who did investigations which led to the conclusion that these properties are stolen state assets?” the PPP has questioned.SupportThe PPP has said it supports any initiative which is genuinely intended to recover stolen state assets and investigate corruption in public office. “However, we maintain resolutely that SARA has nothing to do with either of those objectives. We hope (that) by the Bill itself, the lies peddled in the National Assembly, the shutting down of the debates on the Bill in the National Assembly, and now the indication that politicians who have clearly demonstrated vindictive proclivities will staff the agency, some Guyanese and some in the international community would have realized that they have been terribly misled on this matter,” the PPP has stated.TransitionAubrey Heath-RetemeyerThe SARA Bill stipulates that its director should be an impartial person selected by a parliamentary bipartisan committee. However, Guyana Times understands that the incumbent director can remain with the entity for up to another 12 months, until the relevant authorities embark on the selection process for a new head.This is according to the SARU Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Aubrey Heath-Retemeyer, who spoke to this publication on Friday.Heath-Retemeyer said a transition period follows the presidential assent of the SARA Bill 2017, during which critical decisions will be made regarding the structure and operation of the entity.“During that transition period, the present personnel in the unit will remain. There will be an attempt to ensure recruitment is done, so that other elements of (the) unit will be put in place so we can get on with what is required of us,” he explained.Heath-Retemeyer disclosed that the transition period can last from 6 moths to 12 months, during which the current top officials can remain in positions of authority at SARU, now renamed SARA.
GFF Elite League III…The Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF’s) Elite League III will continue today, Sunday 16th September, with a double-header at the GFC ground. The first match, Fruta Conquerors vs GDF FC, will commence at 18:30h; while the second match, Western Tigers opposing Den Amstel in the main event of the night, will begin at 20:30h.Two nights of double-headers to be staged at the GFC will follow these encounters. On Wednesday, September 19, GDF will play the Cougars at 19:00h, and Western Tigers will oppose Victoria Kings in the penultimate match at 21:00h.The final two matches would be staged on Friday, September 21, at 19:00h, when Milerock clash in all-out war with Den Amstel and the Conquerors go up against Western Tigers in the mother of all matches at 21:00h.The GFF Elite League is the senior league of the GFF, and aims to provide a platform for consistent, competitive football. It is divided into two rounds, the first of which began in November 2017.Admission to matches costs just five hundred Guyana dollars, and all women — and children under 12 years old — will be admitted free of cost.
The 6-foot-2 Holdsclaw played her first six WNBA seasons with the Washington Mystics and the last two with the Sparks. She ranks fifth in league history in total points (3,896), sixth in scoring average (17.7), fourth in total rebounds (1,834) and fourth in rebounds per game (8.3). Holdsclaw was the No. 1 pick in the 1999 draft. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Sparks begin their 11th WNBA season May 22 at Chicago. EL SEGUNDO – Chamique Holdsclaw, who ranks among the WNBA’s career scoring and rebounding leaders, re-signed Wednesday with the Sparks. Ayana Walker, selected in the Charlotte Sting dispersal draft last month, also signed a contract for the upcoming season, the Sparks announced Wednesday.
0Shares0000Injured Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is fighting to get fit in time for the 2018 World Cup © AFP/Archives / GUENTER SCHIFFMANNMINICH, Germany, Apr 6 – Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer “did well” in a first training session since fracturing his foot but remains in limbo in terms of a return to competition, said coach Jupp Heynckes on Friday.“The session went well,” Heynckes said, a day after Neuer put on the gloves for the first time since injuring his foot last September. “Given the circumstances, he’s doing very well. He’s in no pain and his foot is showing no negative signs.”While 32-year-old Neuer is hoping to return in time for the June 14-July 15 World Cup in Russia, Germany coach Joachim Loew has hinted he would not take the Bayern shot-stopper if not fully fit.That could leave Barcelona ‘keeper Marc Andre ter-Stegen as Germany’s number one in Russia.Heynckes, 72, said Bayern are sticking to a plan they have put together with the club’s medical experts.He added: “We will continue to discuss our plan. We will stick to it, then we will see what happens.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
In the 120-kilogram title match, the favored Baroyev lost to Cuba’s Mijail Lopez – leaving the Russians without any additional points and handing the world title to the Americans. Uzbekistan had 28 points to take third. Tennis Martina Hingis was upset by local favorite Peng Shuai, 7-5, 6-1, in the second round and Lindsay Davenport beat Julie Ditty, 6-0, 6-2, in the first round at the China Open in Beijing. Defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova withdrew with a stomach injury. Kuznetsova dropped out before her second-round match against From news services U.S. heavyweight Dremiel Byers won his bronze medal bout Wednesday at Baku Azerbaijan, securing the American Greco-Roman team its first world title. Byers, who lost to Olympic and two-time world champion Khasan Baroyev of Russia in the semifinals, went into his match against Yannick Szczepaniak of France with the Americans trailing the Russians, 30-29. Byers then rallied to beat Szczepaniak, 1-1, 2-0, 2-1, putting the U.S. team up by one point on Russia, 31-30. American Abigail Spears. Also, third-seeded Amelie Mauresmo beat Ioana Raluca Olaru, 6-2, 6-2, in a second-round match. ETC.: Fourth-seeded Maria Kirilenko and eighth-seeded Chan Yung-jan of Taiwan advanced to the quarterfinals of the Sunfeast Open in Calcutta, India. Kirilenko beat fellow Russian Ekaterina Ivanova, 6-1, 6-4, in the second round. Chan beat Slovakia’s Jarmila Gajdosova, 6-1, 6-2. … Top-seeded Tatiana Golovin of France reached the quarterfinals of the Slovenia Open by beating Karin Knapp of Italy, 6-4, 6-3, at Portoroz. … Attendance at the U.S. Open rose 12 percent to a record 715,587 this year, and the tennis tournament’s official Web site drew more than 30 million visits for the first time. The event’s previous high total attendance was 659,538 in 2005. Volleyball Puerto Rico (3-1) reached the semifinals of the NORCECA men’s volleyball championships for the first time since 1995 with a 25-18, 25-19, 25-15 quarterfinal victory over the Dominican Republic at the Anaheim Convention Center. Gavin Schmidt had 13 kills to lead Canada (3-1) to a 25-19, 25-17, 25-21 victory over Mexico. Canada will face the United States tonight in the semifinals. Puerto Rico will face Cuba in the other semifinal. Motorsports With a swig from his 16-ounce Amp Energy drink, the re-branding of Dale Earnhardt Jr. began. Earnhardt officially ditched longtime sponsor Budweiser, announcing deals with PepsiCo. and The National Guard to fund his No. 88 Chevrolet next season at Hendrick Motorsports. Earnhardt owns about 30 percent of the NASCAR retail market. A limited amount of T-shirts and baseball caps with his new number and sponsor went on sale. Pre-orders for diecasts also are being accepted, and QVC sales were set to begin Wednesday night. Jurisprudence A Madison Square Garden executive was ready to quit her high-salaried position – and was nearly fired over her inability to handle work responsibilities – in the months before she sued New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas for sexual harassment, a top MSG official testified. Steve Mills, MSG Sports president and CEO, was the first witness called as Thomas and MSG opened their defense in federal court against the charges made in a $10 million lawsuit by Anucha Browne Sanders. ETC.: Mark Ingram, a receiver on the New York Giants team that won the 1991 Super Bowl, was ordered to stand trial in Flint, Mich., on charges he broke into a garage and stole a woman’s purse. … Former NASCAR driver Aaron Fike appeared in Warren County (Ohio) Common Pleas Court on charges stemming from his arrest in an amusement park parking lot with what police said was heroin and drug tools. Cycling Daniele Bennati of Italy won his second stage of the Spanish Vuelta, outracing countrymen Paolo Bettini and Alessandro Petacchi in the final yards. Denis Menchov of Russia kept his overall lead. Bennati, who rides for Lampre, finished the 112-mile, 17th stage to Talavera de la Reina in 3 hours, 56 minutes, 58 seconds. Menchov holds an overall lead of 2:01 over Vladimir Efimkin of Russia. Cadel Evans of Australia is third, 2:27 behind Menchov. The race ends Sunday in Madrid. ETC.: German cyclist Joerg Jaksche, the first rider to admit using blood doping prepared by a Spanish doctor in the Operation Puerto scandal, was banned for one year by the Austrian cycling federation. The ban will last until July 2, 2008, the chairman of the federation’s anti-doping committee said. Horse racing Dona Chepa, a 9-year-old brown mare, finished last in a six-horse field at Camarero Racetrack in eastern Puerto Rico, a 125th consecutive loss that is believed to be the longest in horse racing history. Track spokesman Joe Bruno said the loss surpasses an equine losing record of 0-124 set by Australian horse Ouroene, who raced from 1976-83. ETC.: With the Breeders’ Cup at Monmouth Park next month, the New Jersey Racing Commission passed new regulations that will allow pre-race testing on thoroughbreds for performance-enhancing agents. The commission approved out of competition testing for EPO (Epogen) and TCO2 testing on thoroughbreds competing at the four state racetracks. Basketball Tim Chen, the CEO of Microsoft Greater China, was hired as CEO of NBA China, effective Oct. 15. NBA China was created to coordinate league business in China. It will be governed by a Board of Directors that includes NBA owners, representatives of outside investors, commissioner David Stern and NBA president of global marketing partnerships and international business operations Heidi Ueberroth. ETC.: Candace Parker scored 15 of her 23 points in the second half to help the United States edge Australia, 70-66, in an exhibition game at Uncasville, Conn. The Americans tuned up for the FIBA Americas Olympic qualifying tournament, which begins next week.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Donegal’s entrepreneurs have been encouraged to put themselves forward for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 awards. The programme is open to entrepreneurs from all sectors and growth stages, across the country.Entrepreneurs from the county are urged to put themselves forward to follow in the footsteps of well-known Donegal based business people, Ramona Nicholas, Cara Pharmacy, Declan Gallagher, Oilean Glas Teo, who were finalists in 2017 and 2009, respectively. Kevin McLoughlin, Partner Lead for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Ireland said: “I am delighted to launch the 2019 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme, now in its 22nd year.“This year we are committed to supporting and encouraging our island’s entrepreneurs to be brave and to be bold, whether that means taking a first step with a brilliant idea, or taking a calculated risk to drive growth in their business.“They will be able to take inspiration from, and tap into the vast knowledge of Ireland’s most fearless entrepreneurs who have gone through this programme in the past.“I am really proud that we now have an Alumni network of 500 entrepreneurs who have benefited from the programme and remain connected to it.” He added: “A highlight of the programme will be when our finalists go on our renowned international CEO Retreat taking place this year in Hong Kong, designed to help Irish entrepreneurs transform their thinking and vision through executive education and inspiration from some of the world’s leading CEOs.”Operating in more than 60 countries worldwide, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is recognised as the most prestigious business accolade’s for entrepreneurs.Divided into three categories – Emerging, Industry and International – the programme has eight finalists chosen per category.The awards are open to businesses of all sizes and sectors with the overall winner going on to represent the country at the World Entrepreneur of the Year finals in Monaco in June 2020.The theme of this year’s programme is “Be Brave, Be Bold” and all sectors and businesses of all sizes across the island of Ireland are invited to submit their nominations until 15 February. The 24 finalists for 2019 will be announced on 23 April. Donegal entrepreneurs urged to put themselves forward for Business Awards was last modified: January 7th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Donegal entrepreneursEntrepreneursEY Entrepreneur Of The Year
Ballyraine Park Health Centre, Letterkenny,Front Row, L to R: practice nurse Bernie Mc Kenna, baby Olivia Tinney and her mother Aileen TinneyBack Row: GP David Khavia and Dr Pauline Gallagher AMOParents of children have been urged to have their toddlers vaccinated after the HSE reported a significant drop in those being treated across Donegal.In order to protect all children from certain serious infections over 95% of babies must be vaccinated.However current uptake rates for the 13 month vaccinations in Co. Donegal are well below this figure at 77-78%. A HSE spokesman said it takes 5 GP visits to fully vaccinate your baby against serious diseases.All parents are reminded to please ensure their babies are vaccinated at 12 and 13 months of age.Dr. Anthony Breslin, Specialist in Public Health Medicine advises ‘The benefit of vaccinations at 2, 4 & 6-months are prolonged beyond the first year of life if babies receive their booster vaccinations at 12-months & 13-months”.The vaccines at 12 months reduce the risk of measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and pneumonia (pneumococcal vaccine or PCV). At 13 months babies are vaccinated against meningitis C (Men C) & haemophilus influenza (Hib).Vaccines are free, safe & effective.Information on the Irish Childhood Immunisation schedule & on all vaccine preventable diseases is available at www.immunisation.ie.If you have any queries please contact Bernie Mc Nulty, Assistant Director of Public Health Nursing (ADPHN) specific to Immunisation in Donegal Tel: 087 9008239VACCINATIONS FOR TODDLERS ACROSS DONEGAL ARE WORRYINGLY LOW was last modified: July 21st, 2015 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:childrendonegalHSEvaccinationsworry
Three weeks ago we featured little Molly Gallagher singing Ellie Goulding’s version of Your Song.Despite being only 12 years old and just singing at her home in her bedroom at her Letterkenny home, many spotted little Molly’s talent. We were inundated with requests wanting to know more about the pretty little girl with the stunning voice.One of those people who spotted Molly was well-known producer and DJ Reuben Keeney.Reuben, who runs the Dry Arch Studios in Letterkenny said he just had to get Molly’s voice recorded in a studio.“I knew she had such a great voice – especially for a 12 year old. I knew we could do so much but I didn’t know how much,” said Reuben. So along with mum Lisa, Molly recently went into the studio and today we reveal the outcome of that recording.Reuben said he is “over the moon” about how the recording went and thinks Molly has a really bright future.“People have to remember that she is only 12 and the way she is hitting and holding notes is just amazing.“I really hope she sticks with it because I think she has a great future,” said Reuben.*Let us know what you think of little Molly’s recording. Should she be on X Factor tonight?MOLLY FULFILLS HER DREAM AND RECORDS HER FIRST SONG was last modified: September 24th, 2011 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)