Perpetual Help nears Final Four, extends Mapua’s slide

first_imgCarpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Perpetual Help steamrolled Mapua, 25-18, 25-23, 25-12, to move closer to a Final Four berth in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Maria Aurora Tripoli, Maria Lourdes Clemente and Jowie Versoza scored 11 points each for the Lady Altas, who upped their mark to 5-2 and stay in third place behind defending champion Arellano University and second-running San Beda.After the Lady Cardinals put up a gallant stand in the second set, the Lady Altas left nothing to chance and went for the kill in the third set.Perpetual Help, which bounced back after dropping a five-setter to Arellano last week, is primed to make a return trip to the semifinals after falling short last season.Dianne Latayan had 10 points and was the lone bright spot for Mapua, which reeled to its 17th consecutive defeat dating back to Season 92.ADVERTISEMENT UAAP volleyball: FEU return delayed as Vargas suffers muscle strain Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

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LIPA Pledges Commitment to Capacity Building

first_imgThe Director General of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), Oblayon Blayon Nyemah, Sr. has pledged his institution’s commitment to ensuring quality capacity-building in the public and private sectors of the country.Mr. Nyemah made the assertion on Wednesday, April 2, at the orientation of eighth batch of trainees in procurement at the entity’s main office in Mamba Point old CID Road.He noted that LIPA, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), World Bank and other partners, has trained over 260 persons in procurement from government ministries and agencies in the country.According to him, LIPA’s re-branding agenda includes improvement of quality services, which remains a vital focus for the entity, noting, “This component is cardinal to the transformation of our country.”Nyemah said: “Public sector modernization depends on the capacity of public servants and this is why we attach serious importance to the procurement sector of government because they in return attach value to money.”LIPA Director General then used the occasion to challenge participants to take their lessons seriously as the institute will drop anyone recording multiple absences and lateness.In remarks, LIPA Course Coordinator Christian Tabla lauded the World Bank for initiating the professionalization of public procurement in the country.According to Tabla, the project which started in 2010 has hosted seven classes, adding that “The current one is the eighth batch and comprises 35 trainees drawn from 20 ministries and agencies of government.”Participants will cover 10 modules in 10 working days and are expected to deal with topics such as introductory concept of procurement, procurement roles and responsibilities and ethical issues in procurement, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Dr. Kateh to Purge ‘Unethical Health Workers’

first_imgDeputy Health Minister and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Francis Nah Kateh, has promised to purge health practitioners involved in “unethical behaviors” at any health facility in Liberia.Dr. Kateh, according to the Daily Observer Grand Gedeh Correspondent, made the promise at the close of a health dialogue for five counties in southeastern Liberia held in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County, recently.The dialogue was intended to solicit views from citizens of the five counties about the health sector, especially about health workers’ attitudes toward patients.The five southeast counties are River Gee, Sinoe, Maryland, Grand Kru and Grand Gedeh.The dialogue was also intended to solicit views from officials and workers of other sectors on how they, together with officials from the health sector, can work to improve the system in the southeast as the government gradually takes full control of the sector.Dr. Kateh said recommendations from working groups in the ongoing dialogue, including the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Civil Society Organizations and County Health Teams, recently sent to the House Plenary at the National Legislature, have been warmly received and that the lawmakers have promised to fully support the initiative.Key among the recommendations are the decentralization of drug depots, modalities for patient input to ensure availability of drugs through minimum payment of service fees and attractive incentives for rural health workers.Based on citizens’ views, Dr. Kateh threatened to revoke the professional license of any health worker who engages in “unethical” practice.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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‘Grow the Economy by Opening for More hours’

first_imgRep. Dixon W. Seboe: “The trajectory indicates that the growth can even double in our first term if adequate economic and political variables are put in place.-House’s Banking, Currency Chairman Suggests to PlenaryThe exchange rate of the US dollars to the Liberian dollar, (L$162 to 1 US$), coupled with the soaring prices of goods, have caused many Liberians to believe that the economy would crash soon — probably this year or 2020.But, in an effort to combat the expected drown economy, the chairman of the Committee of Banking and Currency in the House of Representatives (54th Legislature), Rep. Dixon W. Seboe, is suggesting that the economy must be shifted from an 8-hour to a 12 to 14-hour economy.The House’s economy and investment chief said almost every commercial activity in the country opens at 8 a.m. or 9 a.m. and shuts down at either 5 p.m. or 6 p.m., which limits the economy to eight hours per day.He argued in a letter to the House’s Plenary that, “if the economy opens for more hours, it will grow.”Rep. Seboe, a former Finance Ministry customs director, said the country can obtain a “modest growth’ despite inheriting a messy and broken economy.“The trajectory indicates that the growth can even double in our first term if adequate economic and political variables are put in place,” Rep. Seboe stressed in his letter, dated January 23, 2019.“I want to plead with you all my colleagues that we should invite the Ministers of Commerce, Finance and other relevant institutions to begin a frank discussion on how to achieve this in the soonest possible time,” he said.Seboe, who represents Montserrado County District #16, drew his argument from a recent report by the African Development Bank, which speaks to the economic growth of the country in 2018.“Real GDP grew to an estimated 3.7% from 2.5% in 2017 and it is estimated to grow to 4.7% this year. This growth is underpinned by the modest growth in the agricultural, fisheries and service sectors,” Rep. Seboe said.Meanwhile, members of the House of Representatives voted to send Rep. Seboe’s letter to the Committee on Ways, Means, Finance & Development Planning and report in an unspecified time-frame.The decision was made on Thursday, January 31, during the 7th day sitting, following a motion from Montserrado County District #7 Representative Solomon C. George.Amid the bad economy, President George M. Weah during his annual address to the Legislature on Monday, January 28, predicted prospects while some Liberians have differed, arguing that the primary trigger of a full-blown crash would be a financial crisis, which is glaring.A member of the House of Representatives, who requested to not be named, told the Daily Observer that most of the banks in the country are holding more capital relative to assets than before, arguing that the banks want to avoid stress if there will be a recession.Another member of the House, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said: “Workforce participation has to rise from its all-time low. It means that people need to work longer hours and, through their productivity, gain more income for their families.”Full-time work in the country is currently defined as eight hours daily for five days a week, a total of 40 hours, at least for public offices. For commercial businesses workers put in around to 48 hours per week, which typically includes Saturdays.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Hard Rock Café opens in Guyana

first_imgVice President of Hard Rock Cafe, Tom PerezHard Rock Café, an international franchise, on Friday opened its doors to Guyana at the Movietowne Mall, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown. Promising an unforgettable experience, management is offering food, drinks, entertainment and lots of side attractions.The café is known for its exciting collection of memorabilia, such as an original piece worn by Michel Jackson that decorates the walls.Rock star fans can now indulge in mouth-watering dishes and perfectly priced cocktails prepared by trained and enthusiastic staffers, while sitting among guitars and other musical instruments signed by legends such as Elvis Presley, Bon Jovi and pieces worn by Rihanna, Katy Perry and Elton John among others.Guests can look forward to fresh, high quality items from the Hard Rock’s menu, including a selection of legendary burgers. The café also boasts an award-winning drink menu which includes Hurricanes and Margaritas with collectable glassware.The entity have already hired 75 Guyana who are being trained by persons from across the world in preparation of the grand opening of the 4600 square-foot, state-of-the-art café this weekend.The Vice President of Hard Rock, Tom Perez, told the media that the Café is already in 75 countries, as he explained why the brand was brought to Guyana.“We saw the potential in Guyana and we thought now is the moment. This country is about to blow up. We think it’s gonna be very successful economically and I think this is the time for the brand to come,” Perez explained.Hard Rock Café also promises non-stop entertainment with a stage already set for locals to showcase their talent as well as foreigners.The Café also has a mini store where music-inspired items as well as Hard Rock merchandise, such as T-shirts and key rings and other items can be purchased.Guyana Times caught up with Perez who revealed that the brand already has plans for future expansion. According to him, Guyana’s main airport may see a Hard Rock Café soon.A glimpse of the tasty burgers being offered by Hard Rock Cafélast_img read more

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Fort St John Huskies have outstanding performance at NWJHL Showcase

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies were down in Grande Prairie over the weekend, November 9 and 10, as they took part in the 2nd Annual NWJHL Showcase.Throughout the Showcase, the Huskies played an outstanding performance in each of their games.On Saturday, in their first game, the Huskies took on the Sexsmith Vipers. in the first period, it was a back-and-forth battle for the score but then by the second frame, the Huskies would take the lead, eventually winning the game with an impressive score of 9-2 over the Vipers.- Advertisement -Then on Sunday, in their second game of the Showcase, the Huskies faced the Fairview Flyers. Once again, the Pups managed to out-perform the other team, winning that game with a final score of 8-1 over Fairview.Up next, the Huskies are home for a two-game series, on November 16 and 17, as they host the North Peace Navigators. Saturday’s game is 8:00 p.m. puck drop, while Sunday’s game is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Both games will be taking place at the North Peace Arena.last_img read more

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Arson is ruled out in blaze at El Pollo Loco

first_imgRicker said the Fire Department will recommend to Palmdale’s building inspectors that the building be condemned due to severe structural damage. “It will have to be completely rebuilt,” Ricker said. Both Antelope Valley ladder trucks responded to the scene. Firefighters had most of the blaze extinguished within 45 minutes, and had all secondary fires out in about an hour. Fire Inspector Jason Hurd said firefighters engaged in potentially dangerous work, discovering and extinguishing hidden fires behind walls. El Pollo Loco spokeswoman Julie Weeks said her company was working with Fire Department investigators to determine the precise cause of the fire. She said it was too soon for the company to comment on whether the restaurant will be rebuilt. gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Investigators ruled out arson as the cause of a fire Friday morning that destroyed a Palmdale fast-food restaurant, a fire department official said. Los Angeles County fire Capt. Michael Ricker said the fire at the El Pollo Loco on 22nd Street East and Palmdale Boulevard started inside a wall adjacent to a grill. Nobody was injured in the blaze, reported at 5:50 a.m. Ricker said the fire was likely caused by radiant heat from the grill and other kitchen equipment. He said protective insulation decomposed over time – the restaurant is 18 years old. last_img read more

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Kerr backs Oluoch despite Sharks howler

first_imgBut, a mistake of their own saw them lose 2-1, Ivorian Ephraim Guikan wiping the blushes off his keeper’s face with a second half winner.And Kerr, who walked straight to the pitch at the half-time whistle seething with anger after the expensive error, seemed to have calmed down at full time with three points in the bag and backed his number one to retain his shirt for the next match.“I am glad Boniface conceded that goal because he’s better than that. It’s a mistake which he didn’t mean to commit. He will learn from that and get better. In the second half, he had a fantastic performance and made a good save to keep it 2-1,” the tactician said after the match.He followed that up on his official Twitter feed where he re-affirmed his faith in the shot-stopper, complete with a photo captioned ‘my number one’.The coach admitted to being frustrated with the performance of his team especially after Sharks had equalized via Oluoch’s howler, but he noted he had to rotate his team so as to build on his depth and give everyone an equal chance to perform.Gor Mahia players walking out of the pitch during half time during their Kenyan Premier League match against Kariobangi Sharks on February 25, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“I don’t know what’s going through the players’ minds. The trip from Equatorial Guinea two days to the game obviously didn’t help us much. In the first half we are cruising at 1-0 then all over sudden we want to do difficult things with the ball instead of keeping it simple,” lamented the coach.He also attributed some of the questionable performances to nerves with most of the players fielded on Sunday earning rare chances to start.“Credit to the guys and I hope they see now how my standards are and how their standards should be.” The coach added.Gor went second in the Kenyan Premier League standings after the nervy 2-1 win, sitting on nine points, one short of leaders Mathare United who have played a match more.The record 16-time league champions will have an opportunity to return to the summit on Wednesday when they play their match in hand against former champions Tusker FC at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr issuing instructions to his charges during their KPL match against Kariobangi Sharks at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 25, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 26- Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr says he still trusts goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch 100 percent despite his howler against Kariobangi Sharks at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday.Sharks were in line for a valuable point and probably all three after Oluoch let a simple harmless freekick from Bolton Omwenga spill between his legs to tie the game 1-1 at the break.last_img read more

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Pochettino hails Alli as Spurs break Chelsea curse

first_imgEnding their long wait for a win at their London rivals is just the latest sign of the progress made under Pochettino.And it was even more impressive as they came from behind as a huge error from Hugo Lloris gifted Alvaro Morata the opening goal when the Tottenham goalkeeper misjudged a cross in the 30th minute.Christan Eriksen’s sublime long-range strike drew Tottenham level in first-half stoppage time.Alli took centre stage to end a barren run with two smart finishes in the 62nd and 66th minutes.Tottenham could even afford the luxury of doing the damage without Harry Kane, who made his return from a three-week layoff with ankle ligament damage 16 minutes from time.It was a sweet moment for Alli, who has endured criticism for some erratic performances this season.“He’s a great talent and I have no doubts about him. Young players need room to breath,” Pochettino said.“There’s pressure on their shoulders. But he has nothing to show to me or Tottenham.“It’s more about the expectation being so high. I’m so happy for him.”After a long run of poor results in away fixtures against their top four rivals, Tottenham finally proved they can win when the stakes are highest.Pochettino, yet to win a trophy with Tottenham, said: “After 28 years it is important to win here. It’s a happy day for everyone – fans, players. We feel very proud.”Chelsea manager Antonio Conte admitted Eriksen’s equaliser was a hammer blow after his side had dominated for much of the first half.“The goal at the end of the first half it wasn’t good for us and our confidence. We deserved to go in 2-0 up but football is this and Eriksen scored a fantastic goal,” he said.“Second half we tried to score again but Tottenham have been more clinical than us. In this season we are not so clinical and then we lost the game.”– Conte rues Chelsea flop –Antonio Conte watched his Chelsea side beaten 3-1 at home by Spurs Sunday but won’t concede the top four is beyond the Blues © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASFailing to qualify for the Champions League could trigger Conte’s departure at the end of the season after he spent much of the campaign feuding with the club’s hierarchy over their failure to back his transfer plans.But Conte wouldn’t concede Chelsea are out of the race for the top four.“For sure we lost a great chance today to reduce the gap with Tottenham,” he said.“There are seven games to go and we have to do our best until the end. At the end of the season you finish in the position you deserve.” 0Shares0000Chelsea’s Eden Hazard vies with Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli on Sunday © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 1 – Mauricio Pochettino saluted Dele Alli as Tottenham ended their 28-year wait to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with a 3-1 victory on Sunday. Defeat for Chelsea shattered their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League as Tottenham opened up an eight-point lead over their closest challengers for fourth place. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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A lot of football fans saw the funny side in the Diego Costa news (tweets)

first_img1 Diego Costa has been left out of Spain’s Euro 2016 squad and a lot of football fans saw the funny side.Having been born in Brazil and making two appearances in friendlies for the South Americans, Costa opted to represent Spain who he has played for 10 times including at the 2014 World Cup. However, there was no room in this team as manager Vicente Del Bosque opted for Pedro, Alvaro Morata, Aduriz, Nolito and Lucas Vazquez as his forwards.This season, the Chelsea striker scored 12 Premier League goals, but was plagued by injury in a struggling Chelsea team who finished tenth.And on Twitter there was some pretty funny reaction to Costa’s omission, which you can see below.Five Diego Costa stories Diego Costa was not included in the Spain squad for Euro 2016 and a lot of people found it funny last_img read more

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