Senators to proceed with review of VFA EDITORS’ PICK Wesley Hsu paced Kaohsiung, which reeled to 0-3, with 23 points.With a 1-1 record, Alab Pilipinas rose to third in the standings behind the undefeated Slingers (3-0) and league first-timer Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions (2-0).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Photo from Asean Basketball League Facebook pageAlab Pilipinas drew another stat-stuffing showing from Ray Parks to turn back newcomer Kaohsiung Truth, 92-81, for its first win in the Asean Basketball League Sunday night at Star Arena in Baliuag, Bulacan.Parks dazzled anew with 30 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks to lead the Philippines, which bounced back from a 71-66 home loss to Singapore last week in Biñan, Laguna.ADVERTISEMENT Tabal claims 4th crown; Agravante nails men’s title Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes MOST READ We are young Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports READ: Visiting Slingers spoil Parks, Alab Pilipinas’ ABL debutThe 23-year-old Parks, a two-time UAAP MVP out of National University, has been doing it all for Alab Pilipinas averaging 24.5 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 2.5 blocks in his first two games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliAsean import Lawrence Domingo added 21 points on a hot-shooting night while Korean-American import Seung Jun Lee nearly had a double-double with eight points and 12 rebounds for the Philippines.Former University of the Philippines point guard Mikee Reyes made his debut for the Truth. He scored 14 points. Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
…on AFCWell, well well…today’s the 4th anniversary of the Cummingsburg Accord, which AFC’s Khemraj Ramjattan and PNC/APNU’s David Granger signed on Valentine’s Day 2015 to seal their coalition for the upcoming elections. Valentine’s Day wasn’t coincidental – it was supposed to symbolise the love that now supposedly flowed between the two parties after Ramjattan’s initial recoil – on the ground that such a union would make the AFC “Dead Meat”!!Was it an epiphany that changed Ramjattan’s mind on the way to the Georgetown Club where the Accord was declared?? Was there a booming voice from above explaining the error of his prior conclusion? Some thought the catalyst for the volte face was much more mundane: the Accord spelled out a detailed “power sharing” arrangement between the two parties if they won the election. The PM’s office – which would go to the AFC’s Nagamootoo – would be injected with a massive dose of testosterone to chair Cabinet and be responsible for governance!! Additionally, the AFC would get a whopping 40 per cent of all Cabinet Ministries!!For a party that had received only 10 per cent of the vote in the previous election, this was a politician’s wet dream!! But right after elections, when they DID win, we found out the real motivation for the change of heart – nothing but cold, hard cash and perks galore!! Ministers – including Ramjattan – were given a 50 per cent salary bump and PM Nagamootoo’s PM’s salary was topped up to ensure he’d pip the special AG’s salary. The PM’s house, which was perfectly OK for Sam Hinds for 23 years – had to be spruced up at the cost of mega millions to satisfy Nagamootoo, who boasted about his “50 years of service to the working class”!! Classy he was not!!These wads of cash and perks, of course, muzzled their mouths, so that when the testosterone shots weren’t given – “being not in accordance with the Constitution!”, said Granger slyly, to Nagamootoo and Ramjattan – who were both supposed to be lawyers, not even a MUFFLED word was uttered!! Now some might say they were struck mute because if they protested, it might betray them as only lusting for office.Fair enough…but what about the 10-point programme they grandly announced on their betrothal day?? Like, for example, the first one: “The introduction of a meaningful constitutional reform programme geared towards improved governance and fair representation.” Wasn’t this the AFC’s claim-to-fame issue?? Well, we know they didn’t utter even a squeak – much less a squeal – on THAT betrayal of principles!!And so we have the two leaders now shamelessly on their knees pleading to be “taken back” by the PNC, after their abuse!!Is anyone surprised?…on the “Audit Minister”The PNC-led coalition didn’t only have to pay-off the AFC honchos: they had to do something for the four one-man parties that latched onto the PNC to provide the fig-leaf of “APNU” for the PNC. But being in THAT specific spot to “cover” the sins of the PNC, the word “abused” hardly describe their treatment!! One of them – the representative of the TV party JFAP, Jaipaul Sharma – was tasked with collecting the results of the 50 audits that were farmed out to “nail” the PPP for their supposed “corruption” while in office. He was supposed to be a Minister within the Finance Ministry, with just THAT specific portfolio!!He duly passed on the audits to SOCU but there still hasn’t been a single conviction for fraud, much less theft!! In fact, with THE TWO TOP INVESTIGATORS OF SOCU – parachuted in by the British from foreign!! – resigning because of allegations of “fraudulent” behaviour, Sharma is distraught.Was it he, or his father, who proposed “put thief man fuh ketch tief man”??…on Carter CentreWith GECOM suffering from severe constipation – they’re consuming funds like an elephant but sh*tting like a bird – the Carter Center’s back to check on their baby.Imagine one PNC Commissioner calling them “strangers”!! Still mad about 1992?
Dear Editor,It’s very much unfortunate but I am compelled to criticise a sector that I am mandated to oversee by the Regional Democratic Council Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). The regional health system has been in crisis since the assumption of the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition Government in 2015. One of the major reasons is that the person who manages the most critical sector doesn’t even have a clue about public health. Let us give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that he had accumulated a few years of experience but it is unacceptable for him to claim publicly that the Skeldon Hospital crisis, where drugs and medical supplies shortages led to a crisis, was caused by some internal communications glitches. In other countries, such a response would have warranted a termination. In the health system there should be no room for any excuses by senior Government officials, because the Government is gambling with people’s lives.Since 2015, Region Six has seen increases in the salaries of the upper management of key health institutions, such as the administrator for Skeldon Hospital, the National Psychiatric Hospital, the Port Mourant Hospital, and the Mibikuri Hospital.The management of the Region Six health sector is costing taxpayers’ millions, and as such, deficiency must not be tolerated by this APNU/AFC Government because they want to satisfy a few political allies at the expense of people’s lives. This APNU/AFC Government is managing a hospital with 60 per cent drugs, while Moses Nagamootoo, David Granger and other Ministers are receiving health care in Ireland, USA and Canada. This is an insult to hard-working taxpayers of this country. We demand better healthcare delivery in Guyana.Respectfully,Zamal HussainChairmanRegional HealthCommitteeRegion Six
0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, July 6- Kenya 15s dream of qualifying for a maiden Rugby World Cup was buried by a heartbreaking loss to Zimbabwe as Namibia inherited their continental crown to qualify for their fifth showing at the global showpiece on Sunday in Madagascar.Having been on pole ahead of the final matches of the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) Division 1A Championships, Jerome Paarwater’s charges imploded to a crushing 27-10 loss to Zimbabwe as Namibia ran roughshod over the hosts in a monster 89-10 shellacking over Madagascar to steal the Rugby World Cup berth with the bonus win they needed if Kenya fell. Zimbabwe were forced down to second and will face Russia on the weekend of August 2 and 3 in the next phase of the qualifiers.The winner will meet the victor of the second qualifier between Uruguay and Hong Kong in a two-leg knockout on September 27 and 28 with the return leg set for a fortnight later.The Sables grounded three tries and two penalties while Kenya touched down once through veteran Humphrey Kayange with fly half Lavin Asego’s penalty earning their other points in a match the defending champions imploded.Head coach Jerome Paarwater made 10 changes from the squad that beat Madagascar 34-0, with the Kang’ethe brothers, Joseph and James, captain Wilson Kopondo, Patrice Agunda and Brian Nyikuli starting as back rows Andrew Amonde andJoshua Chisanga who scored two tries were rested as well as Ronnie Mwenesi who scored a hat-trick of tries.Zimbabwe proved once again to be too strong to Kenya after outclassing them in the line outs, scrums and break down to dominate the clash that saw the Sables record their 11th win after 16 encounters since 1981.The Sables who have been to the World Cup twice in 1987 and 91 drew the first blood after pilling pressure to the Kenyan try line that saw Paarwater charges concede a penalty that fly half Guy Cronje converted for a 3-0 lead.Kayange then had an awesome run from the center but an unfortunately his younger brother Collins Injera was cited for a knock on.Few minutes later, the Simbas won a penalty that Asego did well to convert to put the matters level, but it did not take long before Cronje extended the lead through a penalty for a 6-3 lead.In the 31st minute, former skipper Kayange touched down his third try of the tournament after making a brilliant run from Asego’s pass to beat Riaan O’neill hands down for Asego to convert for a 10-6 lead.O’neil put the Sables back at the top after powering through the push over to ground the ball down as Guy made no mistake to convert to turn the score board to 13-10.Kenya conceded a second try from the scrum as Hilton Mudaraki touched the white wash but Guy missed the conversion for a 18-10 lead.Guy hammered the final nail on the coffin scoring a third try for Zimbabwe from the scrum down and went ahead to converts his own kick for 27-10.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
1 Leicester City 0-0 Manchester City: Foxes enter 2016 joint-top of the Premier League Leicester will go into 2016 joint-top of the Premier League after drawing Tuesday’s top-of-the-table clash 0-0 with Manchester City. They are level on points with leaders Arsenal and three behind on goal difference with 19 games of the season remaining. Meanwhile Manuel Pellegrini’s side are three points behind the pack and they had the better chances in the first half, but the Foxes held on well. But Jamie Vardy had the game’s best chance as Danny Drinkwater capitalised on poor play, dispossessing the Citizens deep in their half before passing to the England forward, who drove his one-on-one effort over the bar. As the game went on, Leicester made the game more difficult for the Citizens as this exciting contest ended in a surprise stalemate. The Foxes were boosted greatly before kick-off as they named star striker Vardy in their starting XI, despite the Premier League’s top scorer being a doubt due to a fever.While Wilfried Bony, who netted in the visitors’ weekend win over Sunderland, was dropped to the bench by Pellegrini, in place of Sergio Aguero, who has been struggling with injury in recent months.Captain Vincent Kompany was unavailable after limping off against the Black Cats – just minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute.A win for the Foxes would mean they entered 2016 top of the division to continue their dream start to the campaign.It was a tight start to the contest, with plenty of pace and end-to-end action but few chances were few and far between as it was tense affair between some of the league’s top performers this season.It was another good atmosphere at the King Power but it was the 2014 champions who started in the ascendancy.Former City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel made a good save to stop Kevin De Bruyne’s drive.Riyad Mahrez went close when he nearly curled a shot past Joe Hart in the top corner at the other end, before a couple of good efforts by Raheem Sterling.Sterling, sporting a new-look headband in the opening exchanges before ditching the headwear, was prevented by the Danish goalkeeper who was on hand again.Poor defending by the visiting defence saw Vardy handed a good chance when he was through on goal, but he slotted past Hart and over the crossbar – a rare miss by the former non-League player.The away side’s star striker was the next to shoot over, Aguero failing to hit the target shortly before he was taken off in the second half as a precaution, with the Argentinean looking particularly unhappy with his manager.Star midfielder N’Golo Kante came close to giving the Foxes the lead when he used Vardy’s run as a decoy to make space before firing wide from 25 yards, and as the game approach the latter stages both sides looked equally as likely to score, which would be vital and surely snatch the three points.Nicolas Otamendi headed on target after Man City’s corner, but the Foxes stopper was on hand to save.Drinkwater and Vardy combined well once again with the latter shooting low into Hart’s hands and Leicester had a late opportunity to steal all three points.A free-kick around 40 yards from the left was whipped into a dangerous position but Hart commanded his area well.SEE HERE – Leicester offered complimentary beer to Foxes fans to thank them for their support in 2015
Mauricio Pochettino says Danny Rose was the first player he called after taking over as Tottenham manager and is delighted the full-back is now repaying his faith.Rose scored the winner as Pochettino’s side came from behind to beat Swansea 2-1 at White Hart Lane, a victory that reduces the gap between Spurs and league leaders Leicester to two points.For a long time it looked like Swansea would pull off a surprise win in north London as Alberto Paloschi gave the visitors a surprise early lead and then Lukasz Fabianski frustrated Tottenham with a number of excellent saves.Substitute Nacer Chadli, however, equalised in the 70th minute and seven minutes later Rose drove a loose ball home to keep his team’s title charge on track.The 25-year-old has enjoyed an impressive season under Pochettino but his Spurs future was far from certain when the Argentine arrived given fellow left-back Ben Davies one of the boss’ first signings in 2014. 2 2 “We arrived 21 months ago and the first meeting I have with a Tottenham player was with him,” Pochettino said.“They were on holiday and I called him to come to my office. I was happy and pleased to give him the opportunity to stay here and work with us.“It is true we are very happy with him showing quality and helping the team.“It was maybe difficult from the beginning when we arrived but I am very happy for him. The crowd were singing his name.“When any manager arrives at a new club always the player needs to know the idea.“My idea was from the beginning to give him the chance to show he has enough quality to play for Tottenham.”Spurs had 34 shots, 14 of them on target, against Swansea and the relief was palpable when Chadli finally turned home Kyle Walker’s shot across goal with 20 minutes left.Pochettino cut a frustrated figure as Fabianski continued to defy his players’ assault on the Swansea goal but the Tottenham boss was as pleased as anyone when Chadli and then Rose found the net.“During the whole game we shot more than 30 times and maybe 15 or 16 on target,” Pochettino said.“Maybe it was a record for the Premier League. Fabianski was fantastic and it looked like it would be impossible to score.“For that you get upset, disappointed, frustrated a little bit but when we scored the second goal you feel freedom in this moment.”Tottenham have overcome their first of three games in six days but the tougher tests are to follow with West Ham and Arsenal to come on Wednesday and Saturday.Harry Kane played with a face mask against the Swans, despite breaking his nose last weekend, but Dele Alli may need to be assessed after kicking his foot into the ground during the warm-up.Alli appeared uninhibited as he played the whole 90 minutes but the midfielder was seen hobbling heavily as he left the stadium after the match.“It’s easier to prepare for the West Ham game after this victory,” Pochettino added.“They [the players] are happy, they smile, it is always a better mood to recover.“It is an exciting moment for us but some players we need to manage because some players feel a little bit tired. We came from a very tough period.”
BY EMMET RUSHE: Last Friday I put up a picture and a short post on my Facebook page about how constant dieting can affect our children’s behaviour towards food and their body.Over the weekend I kept going back to that post. Something about it bothered me. It was like an itch that I couldn’t scratch.As I sat down at my computer on Sunday night, ready to write another article, I found myself still thinking about that image. The little girl, still in nappies, stands on a set of scales, just like she sees her Mammy or Daddy do. The short post wasn’t enough, I need to expand on what I think is a huge issue.Everywhere we go we are met with weight loss – in shops, on television, in magazines, advertisements on the radio, on Facebook and Twitter – absolutely everywhere. The message is always the same – We NEED to lose weight. Whether we need to or not is a completely different issue, but the media love to tell us how we could look and feel better, if only we lost a few pounds.Walking to the checkout in any shop, we are surrounded by magazines all berating the celebrity with wobbly bits and the next one celebrating the celebrity who lost 10lbs and how YOU CAN TOO! Just buy the magazine and see for yourself. We are constantly being reminded that we aren’t perfect.So we do. We try it and why not? Just look at the results that “so and so” got, using the diet to get ready for that film they did. We try it. It goes the way all diets go and eventually we give up and normal service resumes. It is estimated that 1 in 4 adults reading this will be on a diet and that they will attempt 4-5 diets per year.The question we have to ask is this:DO WE HONESTLY THINK THAT OUR CHILDREN WILL NOT PICK UP ON THIS?Every time we step on the scales, or complain about our weight or make a big show about not eating something because we are on a diet, our children are seeing and hearing everything. They are picking up on it, processing it and storing it. We are essentially moulding their outlooks on how they eat and how they will view their bodies in the future.The trouble is that the future is not that far away. A recent study done in the UK on more than 7000 13 year olds found that ‘overall, 63 percent of girls and 39 percent of boys were afraid of gaining weight or getting fat. Extreme levels of fear of weight gain or concerns about body shape or weight were seen among 11 percent of girls’It also found that these children were more likely to have weight problems by the age of 15.The media has a lot of influence on how we go about our day to day lives. We are heavily influenced by what we see and read day to day. Unfortunately, so are our children.We have to take responsibility for our actions. We cannot expect our children to have healthy attitudes towards food and their bodies if we do not. Stop dieting. Start eating natural, non-processed whole food and start being more active. It really is that simple.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training and Nutrition you can contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and Performance.EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: HOW OUR DIETING AFFECTS OUR CHILDREN was last modified: February 16th, 2014 by John2Share 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:childrenemmet rushefitness columnimageobesitypersonal trainer
2 The Portuguese coach was sent to the stands during United’s goalless draw with Burnley 2 There were times towards the end of his second Chelsea reign when Mourinho looked and sounded tired of it all. Yet, when I travelled to Manchester to interview him at the start of the season, he was in both relaxed and charming form – he seemed happy with life in the Lowry, and cut a refreshed and energised figure ready to give his dream job a proper go.Three months later, as he sat in the naughty seats at Old Trafford, watching Burnley’s Tom Heaton save all 8,350 shots with which the home side peppered the Burnley goal, the image was more reminiscent of the man I saw 12 months ago. Angry, frustrated, weary.One thing intrigued me ahead of my interview with Mourinho. It is standard practice in football to send questions in advance; some will get knocked back as journalists try to dig a little deeper than agents and club representatives like you to. Most I sent were approved, but one that found itself struck off focused on the hugely impressive cast list of Premier League managers on display this year. Was he returning to England to compete with the strongest set of coaches he had ever faced, I wanted to ask: Guardiola, Wenger, Klopp, Conte, Pochettino, Koeman. Question rejected.Whether Mourinho ever had sight of it is open to debate – my guess is no – but it was clearly deemed a potentially sensitive issue. You can now see why, as Mourinho – at 53, older than everyone named above apart from the indefatigable Wenger – finds himself lagging behind all of them, and in that order.His team has fewer points than the other big guns, and are playing less impressive football – a recipe, if things continue, for him to become the Fired One. This article is from the current edition of Sport magazine, the brilliant, free weekly mag packed full of must-read content. Follow Sport on Twitter, like them on Facebook or download the FREE iPad app here to see the full issue.Since the start of the last Premier League season, Jose Mourinho’s managerial stats make for grim viewing: 26 matches, eight wins, six draws and 12 defeats. Chuck in four FA charges, too.Some managers would kill for such a record, of course. Sam Allardyce has pretty much built his reputation on it, while poor David Moyes can only dream of such a return as Sunderland limp from nightmare to nightmare. Will someone please put that man out of his latest bout of enduring misery?But not the Special/Happy/Whatever One. Not Mourinho. Even if you disregard from that record the 16 (largely awful) Chelsea performances he oversaw last term, the four wins and three draws from 10 league games at Manchester United this season are underwhelming in the extreme. More worrying still, perhaps, is the way in which United are playing: be honest here, there is no discernible difference – and thus no discernible style – from the dismal fare served up by the widely reviled Louis van Gaal last year.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’“He should be remembered as a compassionate man who was always dedicated to the church and dedicated to the Gospel,” said the Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Gallagher, the current pastor at St. Charles Borromeo. “He was a gentle and nice man and a hardworking priest. He loved the people. He was a really good shepherd.” Sister Mary Bride, O.S.B., retired dean of girls at Bishop Amat and a longtime friend of Kiefer’s, described him as a dedicated priest and inspired educator. “His sermons were warm and homey. He will be remembered for his ability to create a community. Every group he touched became a family,” she said. Arthur Thomas Kiefer was born on Sept. 20, 1919, to Arthur T. Kiefer and Maude L. Seeds in St. Louis. He graduated from St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo in 1946, and was ordained that year. Tod Tamberg, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, said Mahony will preside over the funeral Mass, which will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church, 10828 Moorpark St., North Hollywood. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. Cardinal Roger Mahony will celebrate a funeral Mass today for the Rev. Msgr. Thomas Kiefer, pastor emeritus at St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church, who died Oct. 30. Kiefer was 87. Kiefer founded Bishop Amat High in La Puente in 1957. During his priesthood, Kiefer served at Sacred Heart in Covina and St. Anthony in San Gabriel. He also served at Mary, Star of the Sea in San Pedro and St. Michael in Los Angeles. From 1971-75, he was pastor and high school principal at St. Genevieve’s in Panorama City. Kiefer was appointed pastor at St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church in 1984 and served there 16 years. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3708160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!