Ravena confident former team Alab will get better along the way

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone “I don’t think there will be a big issue adjustment-wise,” said Ravena. “I guess the matter of team chemistry with the two new imports who just came in but already gave wins for Alab.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES “The more games they get to be together, the better they’ll be,” said Ravena Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “That’s the most adjustment they could do, they’ve prepared well.”Alab had a strong start to the game building an early 10-2 lead in the first before allowing Singapore to take the upper hand with a 12-2 run in the second for the 26-21 margin.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 folkAnd although Alab tied the game at the end of the third period, 64-64, it wasn’t able to sustain its momentum as the Slingers built a 12-point lead, 88-76, after AJ Mandani capped off a 6-0 run with 1:02 left in the game.Ravena added there isn’t much to adjust in the team’s makeup, even if Justin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman joined Alab as recently as Jan. 3. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 awardcenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Bouchard puts buttock pain behind her for first win of 2018 View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiefer Ravena in attendance during the Alab Pilipinas game on January 10, 2018 in the ASEAN Basketball League. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter watching his former team suffer a crucial loss in its home soil, Kiefer Ravena said Alab Pilipinas just needs to play more games to be a better and more cohesive basketball unit.Ravena, who played for Alab in the 2017 playoffs against Singapore, watched as his former team drop a 90-80 loss to the Slingers in the ASEAN Basketball League.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Fistula Program Graduates 35 Survivors, Emotional ceremony leaves many in tears

first_imgThe Fistula Rehabilitation and Reintegration Center at Phebe, Bong County, recently graduated 35 survivors from its skills training program at a touching ceremony held at the Phebe Hospital and School of Nursing.The graduates burst into tears as they sang a special chorus explaining the pain, denial, stigma, embarrassments and neglect by spouses, family and friends, which they endured prior to the corrective surgeries and rehabilitation they underwent.Platform guests and many in the audience could also be seen fighting back tears or sobbing as survivors emotionally sang their lyrics.The graduates are all survivors of obstetric fistula, a condition that is caused by complications during child birth leaving victims to involuntarily discharge bodily wastes including urine and feces.“Lack of funding and the Ebola crisis have slowed our activities,” said Dr. John Mulbah, Fistula Project Coordinator, in his review of their 2016 program.This statement was echoed by the Head Trainer, Madam Sao M. Johnson-Draper, who underscored the need to expand the rehabilitation facilities at the Phebe Hospital and School of Nursing in order to accommodate as many fistula survivors as possible.Mrs. Draper spoke of a backlog of cases around the country in dire need of surgery and rehabilitation, but regrettably noted that most of them may not be admitted due to limited capacity.“At the moment, the program has only 30 beds, so we cannot take in more than that number despite the numerous calls we receive from around the country from women needing surgery and rehabilitation,” she said.The program’s lead trainer then made a passionate plea to former Health Minister Dr. Walter Gwenigale under whose administration the program was conceived, to intercede on their behalf to attract more support.Dr. Gwenigale responded that although he was no longer in authority he would help the project seek support for additional beds based on the persistent pleas. He made a cash donation of US$200 to the project to purchase additional beds.He then pleaded with graduates and the audience to serve as goodwill ambassadors in wooing more support to the project, adding, “We look forward to seeing a fistula free Liberia.”For his part, Assistant Health Minister and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sampson Azoaquoi, thanked the Phebe Hospital for its involvement in the Fistula Project, hinting that the condition affecting child-bearing mothers is a strong pointer that something is wrong with the country’s health system.Dr. Azoaquoi lamented the increasing incidence of maternal deaths in Liberia which currently stands at 1,072 per 100,000 live births. According to him, most health care centers around the country are not manned by trained practitioners, a problem he said health authorities have gone to the drawing board to address.The keynote address was delivered by the Chief of Medical Staff at the Phebe Hospital, Dr. Kormassah Tennih, who pointed out the conflict between entrenched traditional practices in child-bearing and medical care which sometimes leads to women running into complications during child birth.She named one as the belief in many cultural settings that attending to women in labor is strictly a female business. “This often prevents women in labor from seeking early medical attention,” Dr. Tennih added.Also making comments at the ceremony was the UNFPA Fistula Focal Person, Mrs. Esther Lincoln who charged survivors to help educate other women and prevent them from passing through the terrible experiences they endured.She also urged them to utilize health facilities and plan their families in order to avert recurrence of the condition.She said the Fistula Project depends on survivors to serve as goodwill ambassadors in their respective communities.Each of the survivors was given a starter kit appropriate for her particular vocation and US$100 to help start life anew following their just completed vocational training in cosmetology, pastry making, home economics, soap making and tailoring. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is the main funder of the program, which has treated and rehabilitated about 1,500 and 350 fistula survivors respectively since its inception in 2008. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Christian leaders join calls for President to respect Constitution

first_img– urges GECOM staff to conduct duties with integrity, professionalism– as pressure continues to mount on President to call electionsChristian leaders from the Zadok Ministers Fellowship (ZMF), a network of Christian churches and ministers across Guyana, have become the latest to add its voice to a number of organisations calling on President David Granger to comply with the Constitution.President David Granger has been criticised from all sides, even as Guyana approaches the one-year anniversary of the No-Confidence MotionPresident Granger had publicly said that once he is advised by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), he would speedily fix an election date. He was so advised on Thursday last. However, he has not set a date.According to a statement on Sunday from Apostle Terry Thomas of the Zadok Ministers Fellowship, the group was deeply concerned over the fact that Guyana is facing a political and constitutional crisis.“As a Christian organisation, we believe that we do have a responsibility to play a role in [preaching to] the nation. We do offer a clarion call and give prophetic guidance to bring us out of these unchartered waters. We do, therefore… call on the President to comply with the Constitution and name a date expeditiously for the holding of General and Regional Elections.”“We [also] call on GECOM Secretariat and all of its staff nationwide to act with the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. We are mindful that some of the staff are members of our various congregations and we expect that the biblical teachings of fairness, justice and righteousness be evident in their performance.”The organisation also urged that all political actors, some of whom are part of its congregations, continue to exercise restraint. It also expressed hope that no support from the international community to GECOM would be spared.“We do express thanks to the international community and our developmental partners for support given in the past and we do request that no resource be spared in lending support to Guyana and GECOM in particular so that it can fulfil its mandate in delivering free and fair elections as is constitutionally mandated.”“We do council the Christian community scattered across the nation that we act responsibly, speak wisely, participate conscientiously to be the voice of reason in ensuring that we have an environment that is free from fear. It is anticipated that we submit ourselves to the commands of the scripture that our prayers be guided by Matthew 6:10 “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done”.It was only days ago that members of the diplomatic corps, such as representatives of the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union, called for the President to immediately name an election date, while noting that the President was in breach of the Constitution.Strong criticism for the President’s inaction has also come from the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG). And it was only on Friday that the Bar Council of the Bar Association of Guyana condemned the coalition Government for its failure to hold General and Regional Elections within the period mandated by the Constitution, which it reminded is supreme law.This came after protests against the President and pressure from the diplomatic community to ensure the Government acts in accordance with the Constitution. The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has already warned that they will continue to agitate for constitutional compliance until the President names an election date.The Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) has also urged political players to be responsible and exercise restraint. According to CIOG President Shahabudeen Ahmad in a statement over the weekend, the organisation’s main concern is ensuring stability and lasting peace that transcends polling day.The Zadok Ministers Fellowship represents more than 100 local churches and ministries across Guyana. It was launched last year, with the aim of bringing churches together in unity.last_img read more

Chelsea were just more clinical, admits Tottenham boss Pochettino

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino claimed Chelsea’s clinical finishing was the difference between the two sides, after the Blues secured a comfotable 3-0 victory against their London rivals.Spurs came close to opening the scoring after 15 minutes when Harry Kane’s header struck the crossbar.But strikes from Eden Hazard, Didier Drogba and Loic Remy won the match for the Blues while Pochettino was left to rue his side’s missed chances.“We started very well, we deserved to score in the first 15 minutes,” the former Southampton manager said. “It’s a shame because we didn’t score and then we conceded after 20 minutes and then we conceded the second goal [soon after].“Chelsea are a very good team and at 2-0 down we tried to score and come into the game but it wasn’t easy.“I am very disappointed because we came here trying to win but in football you need to be clinical and today we weren’t clinical.“The first chance they scored and the second chance they scored. That was the difference today.”last_img read more

Man told Gardai “You’ll get no f****** keys from me.”

first_imgAn Inishowen man has been fined €400 and banned from driving after he refused to hand over the car keys when he was arrested for drink driving in Moville.David McLaughlin, 37, of St. Boden’s Terrace, Culdaff, faced a series of charges, including obstruction, drink driving and no insurance, on July 1, 2017, at Glencrow, Moville. He pleaded guilty to all charges when he appeared before Carndonagh District Court.Garda Inspector Seamus McGonigle told the court that on July 1, 2017, Gardaí received a report from a female that a suspected drink driver had hit a ditch at Glencrow.“Gardaí went to the scene and saw a VW Passat pulled in,” Insp. McGonigle said.“They knew the driver, Mr. McLaughlin, whom they had suspected had been in involved in a separate incident earlier that day. Upon speaking with him Gardaí smelt an intoxicating liquor so he was arrested for drink driving.”Insp. McGonigle said they asked Mr. McLaughlin to hand over the car keys but he refused, saying ‘you’ll get no f***ing keys from me’.“He got very aggressive and pepper spray had to be used. He then attempted to start the car on several occasions but he was unable. There was a genuine fear that some of the Garda members present could have been harmed during the incident,” Insp. McGonigle added.“He continued to be aggressive but the guards eventually got the door of the car opened and Mr. McLaughlin was handcuffed. After a few minutes he eventually calmed down.”The Garda Inspector said Mr. McLaughlin admitted having two glasses of wine earlier in the day and when tested he provided a breath alcohol reading of 24mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath. Insp. McGonigle said McLaughlin was being prosecuted as a specified driver because he has no driver’s licence.Currently the drink drive limit for a fully qualified driver is 22mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath, but the limit for a specified driver is 9mg per 100ml of breath.Insp. McGonigle said Mr. McLaughlin has no recorded previous convictions, but he added that he ‘didn’t know if that was the case or not’.Defence solicitor Roisin Doherty said Mr. McLaughlin apologised for his actions, adding that he had fallen out with a neighbour earlier that day. She said the Culdaff man had been on strong painkillers for a medical condition and this had affected him.Ms. Doherty said Mr. McLaughlin is now a married man with three children and has had no difficulties with Gardaí since this incident in Moville.She said she has met Mr. McLaughlin on several occasions recently and has been ‘very impressed by his attitude’.“In his words he said he never wants to see me again,” the Carn based solicitor said.“I’ve been really impressed by him and he is working fulltime now as a fisherman. I know his employer and I know he is the type of man to keep him on the straight and narrow.”Judge Paul Kelly fined McLaughlin €200 for drink driving and banned him from driving for six months. He also fined him a further €200 for no insurance but added no disqualification on that charge as it was his first offence.The remaining charges he struck out as the Culdaff man pleaded guiltyMan told Gardai “You’ll get no f****** keys from me.” was last modified: July 5th, 2019 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:arrestculdaffDavid McLaughlindrink drivingmovillelast_img read more


first_imgARANMORE Island brainbox Rose Boyle has narrowly missed out on making it to the Champions Final of Channel Four’s hit show Countdown.The Dublin-based accountant – an OctoChamp after winning eight shows in a row earlier this year – appeared in today’s semi-final of the Champions show.Rose had led going into the final stages but eventually lost out to No1 seed Paul James. “I had a great time,” said Rose of the show, hosted by The Apprentice mentor Nick Hewer.She did Donegal proud! ARANMORE’S ROSE JUST MISSES OUT ON TV’S COUNTDOWN FINAL was last modified: December 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MEP SHOCKED AND ANGRY AS IRELAND FINED €2M OVER WASTE WATER BREACHESlast_img read more


first_imgThe house in Convoy sold for just €33KIt made double the reserve price but it still went for a song!A house in need of completion in Convoy sold for just €33,000 at auction yesterday.The 1,770sq ft house on its own plot of land, had a reserve price of just €15,000. But after a number of bids at the All Sop Auction at Dublin’s RDS, the house was sold for just €33,000.The four bedroom house at Magheracorran is in need of completion but if roofed and has windows, doors and all external building works.Some internal works still need to be completed.Another Donegal property due to go under the hammer at the auction was withdrawn.  DONEGAL’S BARGAIN HOUSE SELLS FOR JUST €33K AT AUCTION was last modified: May 3rd, 2014 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:33KAll Sopauctionconvoydonegalsoldlast_img read more

Express, Villa share spoils in hotly contested derby

first_img Tags: Disan GaliwangoExpress FCSC VillaShafik BakakiStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetop Express drop into 11th on the standingsStarTimes Uganda Premier League Express FC 1-1 SC Villa Betway Mutessa II Stadium, Wankulukuku Thursday, 11-04-2019WANKULUKUKU – Express and SC Villa shared spoils in a 1-1 draw in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League games placed at Wankulukuku on Thursday.After a goalless first half, the game came to life in the second period as Disan Galiwango handed a lead to the home side but Shafik Bakakiki was on hand to equalize for Villa to ensure it ends in a stalemate.In the early stages of the game, Villa applied intense pressure which saw Joseph Ssemuju force a save from Express custodian Tony Kyamera inside the first 5 minutes.Express’s first telling chance came on 13 minutes but Brian Umony dragged his effort from outside the 18 yard box, wide.Three minutes to the hour mark, Ambrose Kirya robbed John Levita of possession in the Express half but the former Red Eagle could only shoot wide while in an excellent position.At the other end, Badru Nsubuga found himself in acres of space outside the visitors’ penalty area but blasted his rushed-shot over the bar.The game looked to be opening up and moments later, Kirya ran through on the Express goal but also blasted over while under pressure from Pius Mbidde.The best chance of the half fell to Villa’s Charles Lwanga who pounced on a Levita lazy header but with Kyamera stranded, the striker could only put his effort wide and over the unguarded goal.At the end of the first half, both sides looked to be contented with the 0-0 score line as referee Brian Nsubuga sent them back to the dressing room.Two minutes into the second half, Eric Kambale found himself running through on the Villa goal but dragged his effort wide while one on one with the visitors’ goalie.At the other end, Galiwango robed Kivumbi of possession but flashed his cross from a tight angle, across goal.The first yellow card of the game was shown to Badru Nsubuga on 53 minutes for a foul on Douglas Owori.Two minutes later, Michael Birungi was played in through on goal by Eric Kambale, dinked the ball over Kivumbi but Bakaki recovered to make a goaline clearance.The game looked to be deprived of chances until John Adriko shot over a Magwali cross on the hour mark.The second yellow card of the game was flashed to Moses Kiggundu for foul play on Badru Nsubuga.Villa who were only two points away from the relegation zone at the start of the day, made the first changes of the afternoon with Pius Wangi and Ashraf Mandela replacing Ssemuju and Adriko in a double switch.In response, Express introduced Mubaraka Nsubuga in place of the in-effective Umony.With 18 minutes to play, Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye was brought on to replace Kambale as Express looked for more creativity from the middle of the park.Four minutes after coming on, Zaga made telling impact, starting the move that lead to the opening goal on 77 minutes.The on-loan Vipers playmaker started a quick free-kick which released Galiwango and the winger beat Bakaki for pace before unleashing a fierce drive into the bottom right hand corner.However, Express’s advantage lasted only five minutes before it was wiped up.Owori was brought down on the left wing and from the resultant free-kick, Habib Kavuma picked out Bakaki who headed in the equalizer.Villa got that game’s final chance but Wangi shot straight at Kyamera from just outside the area.The result mean Express drop into 11th on the standings with 33 points while Villa remain 13 with w7 points from 26 games.Comments last_img read more

Who’s sitting on the Warriors’ latest back-to-back?

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!LOS ANGELES — Even if the Warriors want the No. 1 seed, they have still considered health as the No. 1 priority.Exhibit A: Veteran center Andrew Bogut and veteran forward Shaun Livingston will sit out when the Warriors (53-23) visit the Los Angeles Lakers (35-43) on Thursday. The team had them stay in the Bay Area instead of traveling for their two-day trip down …last_img read more

Soft Muscle Tissue Found in Fossil Salamander

first_imgMore soft tissue has been found in a fossil – this time in a salamander said to be 18 million years old.  The article on PhysOrg called it “the highest quality soft tissue preservation ever documented in the fossil record.”    Unlike the previous discoveries of fossil tissue inside bone or amber, the recognizable sinewy muscle tissue was found tucked inside the body of the animal.  “The scientists claim that their discovery is unequivocal evidence that high-fidelity organic preservation of extremely decay prone soft tissues is more common in the fossil record – the only physical record of the history of life on earth.”    Were the scientists at University College Dublin surprised by their discovery of this fossil in southern Spain?  Yes and no; they acknowledge that soft-tissue preservation is extremely rare, but also think that more is to be found.  A new treasure hunt is on.  “Using the same sampling methods and high resolution imaging that led to this find, scientists will now begin to investigate existing fossils in national museums and elsewhere across the world, for similar types of soft tissue preservation.”  This was not taken as a challenge to Darwinian time scales.  The article ended, “further discoveries will help scientists paint a better picture of life on earth since the beginning of evolutionary time.”Notice that the evolutionists don’t want to tell the truth; they want to paint a picture.  Evolutionary time is dancing in the visions of their closed eyes.  Instead of seeing the falsification of evolutionary time, they see its vindication – sketched out on the canvas of imagination.  View their picture as abstract art of visions and dreams, not as the history of the world.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more