Rain or Shine’s Almazan benched for disciplinary reasons 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 The Elite (2-2) blew a 43-33 buffer they built in the first half after Pogoy and Castro led the KaTropa back in the third quarter.JP Erram led Blackwater with 20 points on top of eight rebounds while Mike Cortez had 14 points off the bench.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments “Going into this game, we knew that we gonna have a hard time against Blackwater,” said TNT coach Nash Racela. “We knew that it’s not gonna be easy getting a victory over them. It would take our absolute best and they really able to challenge us.”The KaTropa rose to 10-0 overall against the Elite, who entered the league in 2014.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 folkRoger Pogoy showed the way for TNT, which improved to 2-2, with 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting from the field that went with eight rebounds.Jayson Castro added 17 points, including a three-point play that pushed the KaTropa’s lead to nine, 88-79, with only 1:04 remaining. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT continued its dominance over Blackwater with a 92-83 win in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The KaTropa turned things around in the second half, where they led by as much as 17, 76-59, early in the fourth quarter before holding off a late rally by the Elite.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours
PBA IMAGESYears removed from their countless battles in the collegiate ranks, Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng met once again, this time, in the professional stage when NLEX and Alaska faced off in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday.The Road Warriors pulled off the 96-89 victory, but for some, the duel looked like a continuation of the two young stars’ rivalry.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases “It brings back the good old days,” said Teng, who finished with 12 points and three rebounds. “Even though we’re no longer in college, one can’t take away the Ateneo in him and the La Salle in me.Ravena, who also got 12 markers that went with six rebounds and 10 assists, said that playing against Teng fuels his competitive fire and pride to always want to come out on top.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 folk“The pride is always there, having that Ateneo-La Salle rivalry for four years, playing against each other, we really know each other well,” he said.But it’s not just the rivalry that they share but also a bond, having been teammates as a member of the Philippine under-16 team in 2009 and Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Ginebra ‘Big 3’ delivers in TNT rout “Tendency-wise, we know each other. I know what he will do and he knows what I can do. We only guarded each other for a while, but I know the rivalry will never go away,” said Ravena, who is just thankful that Teng once again brought the best in him in the face-off.“It will always be a side story of our rivalry and we’re very blessed to be part of that rivalry. There’s a lot of Ateneo and La Salle players who have been in the PBA, and you know, with us the new guys, I think we can renew the spark of Ateneans and La Sallians making a name for themselves in the PBA.”Teng, meanwhile, is looking forward to the next time he plays Ravena again.“We just need to get one over them next time,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Dear Editor,With respect to the controversial appointment of Roxanne Myers as Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DCEO) of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), I’ve noticed that the defence has shifted its argument to one of academic superiority.This position – like the earlier one about merit – cannot hold sway, as neither candidate received their degree from an institution that is top-rated. In fact, an online search revealed that the UN mandated University for Peace from which Myers obtained her Master’s degree is ranked 3756 by Ranking Web of Universities online (See http://www.webometrics.info/en).The same site ranks the Anglia Ruskin University from which Vishnu Persaud obtained his Masters at 1178.This brings me back to the view of Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who was quoted as saying that the issue at hand has more to do with the absence of fairness in the entire process – a position I agree with.Mr Persaud met all the advertised criteria. He has a post graduate degree, qualification in elections management, experience in the management of national elections, and much more. He is therefore the ‘superior’, ‘fit and proper’ candidate. In spite of this, he was sidelined in favour of Myers, whose social media-adumbrated, partisan political views disqualify her from holding such a sensitive position.Further, what makes the process even more questionable is the fact that Myers’s chief defender, Commissioner Vincent Alexander, neglects to disclose their teacher-student relationship at the University of Guyana.Clearly, this shows that there was no fairness involved in the process; and that persons, in spite of their experience and qualifications, are being sidestepped in preference for handpicked supporters of the APNU/AFC.Regards,Attiya Baksh
A group of Nigerians living in Liberia has condemned a recent publication by a local paper, which quoted “prominent Nigerians” residing in Liberia as calling on their country’s government to recall its ambassador from Liberia.The Nigerians under the banner, Nigerians In Diaspora Organization (NIDO) told the Observer that at no time did any “prominent Nigerian” residing in Liberia urged or called on their country’s government to recall their Ambassador from Liberia.“This information is false and misleading and does not reflect the true sentiments of the real prominent Nigerians in Liberia, who applaud Her Excellency Chigozie F. Obi-Nnadozie for her excellent work. Our embassy now wears a dignified new look and we now have a professional representation of Nigeria and Nigerians in Liberia.”NIDO said the authors of the newspaper’s article are confused individuals. NIDO also stated that a purported group, who calls themselves Nigerian Descendants or Naturalized Liberians, was the one soiling Nigeria’s image in Liberia.NIDO has called on all Nigerian citizens in Liberia to get wise and ignore “the antics of these charlatans.”NIDO is a recognized non for-profit making organization, representing Nigerian citizens in Liberia. One of its core values is to encourage Nigerians living in Liberia to be law abiding citizens and good representatives of Nigeria.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Judicial posts– dangerous to perception of due process, administration of justiceAmid moves to make substantive appointments to the most important positions in the Judiciary, the Guyana Bar Association is calling for a timely end to protracted acting positions. This comes after President David Granger’s announcement that a nominee has been found to take over one of these posts.Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Yonnet Cummings Edwards, with acting Chief Justice, Roxane GeorgeAccording to Vice President of the Bar Association, Teni Housty, acting appointments can affect the perception of the Judiciary’s fairness when making decisions. And while Housty noted that good decisions have so far been made by the appointees, such appointments are generally discouraged.“In the context of the Judiciary, acting appointments are always discouraged. (Only) recently Sir Dennis Byron spoke out against (it). Certainly in judicial appointments, it (would) be the better option to the administration of justice, particularly to the perception.”“It is about time and it should be resolved. For too long, they called it the academy awards for the media profession. I think it’s about time the acting stops, not only for Guyana but the whole perception of the Judiciary. The administration of justice would be improved.”Granger, who had made the announcement of the nominee during a press conference, had revealed the jurist to be resident in the Caribbean. On the matter of an overseas jurist being chosen as opposed to a local one, Housty referenced the fact that Guyanese have flitted in between countries and have distinguished themselves overseas in the field of law.“The beauty about the practise of law in a commonwealth legislature is that officers can come from any part of the world and we have Guyanese jurists who have distinguished themselves regionally and internationally.”At his press conference, Granger had revealed that the person chosen for either of the top judicial posts is currently in Guyana. According to the Constitution, however, the President must hold consultations with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.It remains to be seen whether approval will be given, with Granger stating that he was prepared to meet with Jagdeo. But while there have been criticisms that the President is too close to the process when the Judicial Service Commission ought to take the lead, Housty noted that the nominee was derived out of a process.“The Constitution makes provisions for the manner in which the decision was made. There was also a recommendation from a committee that had been convened. For some time now, they’ve had many acting Chancellors. The only Chancellor who was confirmed was Chancellor Bernard.”“So whatever modality is adopted, it’s the Leader of the Opposition who (must approve). Applications were invited. So it’s the result of a process.”Just recently, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir Dennis Byron zeroed in on the trend of persons being appointed to top positions in Guyana’s Judiciary but being forced to act for years while their confirmation remains in limbo.In a recent address to the Guyana Bar Association, he condemned the fact that since former Chancellor Desiree Bernard demitted office; an agreement has not been reached for the substantive appointment of a Chancellor.“This has brought us to the situation today where the number one and number two officials of the Guyana Judiciary have not been substantively appointed. This is a most unfortunate state of affairs,” the legal luminaire stated.“This situation has moved well beyond what ought to be acceptable in a modern democracy where respect for the rule of law is maintained. The Constitution envisages the Judiciary of Guyana to be headed by officials who are substantively appointed and enjoy all the legal and institutional mechanisms to secure their tenure,” he continued.Byron bluntly stated that the delay is a breach of the spirit and intent of the Constitution.Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Yonnet Cummings Edwards, was appointed by President David Granger in May of this year. Prior to that, she acted as the Chief Justice from December 2015. She was never confirmed to the substantive position.Edwards replaced Justice Carl Singh, who retired after acting as Chancellor since 2005. On the other hand, the current Acting Chief Justice, Roxane George, was also appointed to her position on the same day as Edwards.
Swan, Linden-Soesdyke Highway choppingThirty-two-year-old Malicia Andrews, of Swan Community, Linden-Soesdyke Highway, who was brutally attacked and chopped by her reputed husband during an argument has been placed on life support with her condition listed as critical.The mother of six was chopped to her neck and hand after she indicated to her now dead reputed husband that she wanted to end the relationship. The incident took place on Tuesday at Swan Village.Speaking with Guyana Times, Charmalita Adams, a sister of the injured woman, noted that Andrews has been unresponsive since she was admitted a patient atCritical: Malicia Andrewsthe Georgetown Public Hospital.As a result, she was placed on the life support machine after suffering breathing problems on account of the chop she received to her neck.“The doctor say she have to do another surgery today (Thursday); she gah go in theatre, but she can’t talk … all she doing is shaking she head,” her younger sister explained.Based on reports, the suspect, 39-year-old Ian English of Lot 11 Swan Village, who later took his own life, followed the woman to her mother’s home and demanded that she return home with him but she refused. It was at that time she informed him that she wanted to end the relationship.The suspect reportedly became enraged, armed himself with a cutlass, went into the house and dealt Andrews several chops to her body. After receiving the chops, the injured woman reportedly ran into the yard and collapsed.The suspect, believing that she was dead, collected a rope along with the blood-stained cutlass and fled the scene. Andrews was picked up and rushed to the Diamond hospital in critical condition and was later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital.English’s body was later discovered by Police ranks who were summoned to the scene after the chopping incident.The couple had shared a relationship for several years and had two children ages 13 and 2.
David Christopher is with Open Media and says all Canadians will find themselves under the microscope, losing their privacy — and he wants Ottawa to draft legislation using a more targeted approach.“It’s a really reckless piece of legislation because we’d actually have a secret police force operating in Canada with very extreme powers but with actually very little oversight,” says Christopher.However – not unexpectedly – Prince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer firmly disagrees with that view.- Advertisement -“[It’s] an anti-terrorist bill, and that’s the preamble of the bill itself, it’s to really tackle and get to the guys that are not just talking about terrorism but are terrorist cells in Canada,” explains MP Zimmer. “Because right now, the authorities don’t have the authority that they need to tackle these cells in Canada.”“This is what this bill is going to do.”MP Zimmer says this bill also addresses concerns of Canada’s justice system being too lenient, something critics also say is over emphasized.Advertisement “Some of the judicial accountability is lacking in Canada,” MP Zimmer goes on to say. “We have laws on the books that are suppose to be enforced by the justice system and they just simply are not.”He says this speak to the Conservative party’s ongoing tough on crime initiatives – such as minimal sentencing.“It gives less room for judges to wiggle out of tough judgment but they still manage to find a way.”If Bill C-51 is passed through the Commons next month, it’s expected to make its way to the Senate quickly, and could be put into place as early as June.Advertisement
0Shares0000The injured superstar Neymar was on the roster as Brazil unveiled their World Cup squad on Monday © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFERIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, May 14 – Striker Neymar, who hasn’t played since injury in February, was named Monday as the star of a Brazilian team that coach Tite said has a good chance of winning the World Cup in Russia.“Brazil is one of the favorites given the football it has shown, given its consistency,” Tite said at the team announcement in Rio de Janeiro. He said the national team, seeking a record sixth World Cup, stands out for being “aggressive, scoring goals.”“That’s not being arrogant, it’s just telling the truth,” Tite said.Neymar’s return to form will be a key factor. He has been out since requiring surgery for a broken bone in his foot while playing for Paris Saint-Germain, and is only now easing back into training.Team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said he was hopeful, with the bone’s healing making “excellent progress.”Neymar should be able to “regain match fitness” when he takes part in friendlies against Croatia on June 3 and Austria on June 10, Lasmar said.Brazil will need him showing all the skills that made him the world’s most expensive footballer, with a record 222 million euros ($264 million) transfer from Barcelona to PSG last August.“We will be a good deal stronger with Neymar. He’s one of the three best players in the world, but for him to be at his peak he needs a solid team around him,” Tite said.Last week, the team suffered the loss of influential right-back Dani Alves to a knee injury.In Tite’s 23-man squad Alves place has been comfortably covered by the presence of two men of similar abilities in Danilo of Manchester City and Fagner, whom Tite knows from his time at the helm of Corinthians’ 2015 national championship-winning team.Fagner is currently carrying an injury of his own but has been cleared by Lasmar to play in Russia.Tite praised PSG’s Alves for his “enormous heart, his exemplary courage,” but said the player’s disappointment had to be set aside.“We can’t cry over those who are absent. We have to concentrate on preparing,” Tite said.After sweeping aside South American opponents in the World Cup qualifiers, Brazil are seen as one of the strongest sides at the World Cup.The ‘Selecao’s’ current winning ways return the team to the vibe it enjoyed for decades until a slack period that reached a nadir during Brazil’s hosting of the 2014 World Cup, when the national side crashed out of the semi-finals 7-1 to Germany.Brazil’s hugely unpopular president, Michel Temer, tweeted his support after the team announcement.“With all due respect to our Russian hosts and friends, and with humility, please bring the trophy home,” he said.Their campaign begins against Switzerland on June 17.Brazil squadGoalkeepers: Alisson (Roma/ITA), Cassio (Corinthians/BRA), Ederson (Man City/ENG),Defenders: Danilo (Man City/ENG), Fagner (Corinthians), Marcelo (Real Madrid/ESP), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Miranda (Inter Milan/ITA), Marquinhos (PSG/FRA), Thiago Silva (PSG/FRA), Geromel (Gremio)Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid/ESP), Fernandinho (Man City/ENG), Paulinho (Barcelona/ESP), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan/CHN), Fred (Shakhtar Donestk/UKR), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona/ESP), Willian (Chelsea/ENG)Forwards: Neymar (PSG/FRA), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City/ENG), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool/ENG), Douglas Costa (Juventus/ITA), Taison (Shakhtar Donestk/UKR)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Ten-year-old Ntando Vilakazi won the 2015 Nedbank Spell It Challenge after she was the only child to spell the word “handkerchief” successfully.Ten-year-old Ntando Vilakazi beat 20 000 other students from across Gauteng to be named the winner of the 2015 Nedbank Spell It Challenge.The Grade Five learner from Umdeni South’s Luyolo Primary School in Soweto fought off competition from 25 other finalists in the intense finale of the spelling competition on 7 November, earning herself a R200 000 scholarship from Monash South Africa as well as a R1 000 cash prize.“I am over the moon!” said her mother, Zandile Vilakazi, explaining how her daughter had always enjoyed reading. “She loves going to the library and doesn’t fall asleep at night without reading a book.”Selected from a group of more than 20 000 pupils from 200 schools across Gauteng, the 25 finalists took part in a four-round challenge. Vilakazi won after she was the only child to spell the word “handkerchief” successfully.THE IMPORTANCE OF READINGNedbank’s Spell It Challenge is a regional spelling competition run in partnership with Spell It South Africa, the Gauteng department of education and Monash University.All partners involved understand the importance of literacy and its power to help youth reach their full potential as the future of South Africa.Literacy was an important part of the bank’s corporate social responsibility strategy, said Nedbank’s divisional executive for corporate social responsibility, Lindiwe Themba. It highlighted the importance of the role of corporations in supporting the development of the country.“Spelling aids in reading, allowing one to discover the wonders of the world through words. It assists in shaping confidence and in building a knowledge-based economy. As such, we believe that literacy building can be a catalyst for sustainable socio-economic transformation in communities that we serve,” Themba said.PARTNERS FOR PROGRESSNedbank, through partners Spell It South Africa, has provided spelling coaches to selected schools to offer the pupils a greater opportunity to master English, in an attempt to ensure they develop good levels of literacy.The coaches offer training to improve the learners’ phonics, which is the ability to hear, identify and manipulate the sounds that make up words; word and letter recognition. They also help the children develop more extensive vocabularies before they start high school.“From Grade One to Grade Four you learn to read, and from Grade Four onwards you read to learn. If you don’t get that right, you have problems,” explained Roger Dickinson, the founder of Spell It. “Our children want to learn and they need to be given the opportunity to excel in learning – that is what our partnership is about.”Spell It South Africa has helped to enrich the learning experiences of over 150 000 primary school pupils in the last five years. It aims to spread its influence further through partnerships such as this one with Nedbank.
8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#advertising#email#gmail#Google#now#privacy#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… readwrite A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Google announced Wednesday that it will no longer sift through the Gmail messages of students, business users and government bureaucrats for targeted advertising purposes—at least for those using its Google Apps suites. The decision stemmed from privacy concerns raised during a California court case last year, in which students and other users of Google Apps for Education questioned the legality of the practice, likening it to wiretapping, even though Google displayed no ads to those users.The company will also implement similar changes for Google Apps users in business and government. The change doesn’t affect individual Gmail accounts.Google will host a Hangout on Air on Thursday, May 1, at 9:00 am PT to discuss the changes to Google for Education and answer any questions. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts