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San Sebastian pulls away to beat Mapua; Capobres gets career-high

first_imgIf the face fits: Tokyo 2020 to deploy facial recognition After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Alvin Capobres provided the Stags with a much-needed lift, erupting for a career-high 21 points.Capobres got going in the last two quarters, where San Sebastian outscored Mapua, 53-30.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’It was a closely-contested game before the Stags broke loose in the third period spearheaded by Capobres, who matched the Cardinals’ output in that pivotal 10-minute stretch with 13 points.San Sebastian (3-4) snapped out of a two-game slump shot 50 percent from the field. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ San Sebastian dominated Mapua in the second half to win, 90-74, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Allyn Bulanadi added 14 points, six rebounds, five assists and three blocks for the Stags.last_img read more

Fact check: Khabib Nurmagomedov is not holding an anti-Indonesian president shirt

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The photograph appears to show Nurmagomedov holding a black t-shirt that bears the hashtag #2019GANTIPRESIDENT.The slogan is part of a campaign that opposes Widodo’s reelection bid in 2019.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe athlete is flanked by two men, one of them wears a black shirt that appears to have the words: “AL-FATIHAH NOT ALFATEKA” across it. This refers to a debate over whether the Indonesian leader mispronounced the name of a Muslim verse at a recent event.Screenshot of misleading Facebook post. AFPThe image was posted by Facebook page Masa Era Baru on October 11 with a caption that said: “Thank God, We got new support from fellow Muslim from overseas, Amen.” It was shared more than 1,000 times. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Multiple Facebook posts have shared a picture purporting to show Russian UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov holding a t-shirt with the slogan of an anti-Indonesian president Joko Widodo movement.According to Agence France-Presse, the image is manipulated from an original image on the wrestler’s Instagram feed that does not contain any political slogans.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LSGH, Mapua forge NCAA juniors finals showdown A reverse image search found the original photograph, which has been widely shared in Indonesia, was first posted by the wrestler on Instagram on October 1, 2018.The original photo shows Nurmagomedov holding a black shirt which says: “TRUST ME, I’M A CHICKEN WHISPERER”. The man on his right is wearing a largely plain black shirt.Screenshot of Instagram post. AFPNurmagomedov kept his UFC lightweight crown after beating his Irish rival Conor McGregor in an October 9 match, followed by a post-match brawl.Nurmagomedov has previously spoken about his Muslim faith.The Nurmagomedov-McGregor fight attracted significant attention in Muslim-majority Indonesia partly due to the Irishman’s pre-match insults attacking the Russian’s religion and family. Agence France-PresseADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Guyana’s healthcare deteriorating – Leslie Ramsammy

first_img– no reason for shortcomingsPublic Health Minister, Volda Lawrence and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Karen Boyle were heavily criticised by former Health Minister, Dr Leslie Ramsammy following reports that the Diamond Diagnostic Centre is not operating at its full potential.Public Health Minister Volda LawrenceThere has been an urgent call for nurses and midwives at the medical facility.During an exclusive interview with Guyana Times, Dr Leslie Ramsammy noted that before the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) left office in 2015, they would have established health centres and hospital nationwide which catered for the public and which were operating at 100 per cent capacity and as such, there should be no reason for the shortcomings at the hospital and health centres.“There is no reason why the Diamond [Diagnostic Centre] should be functioning at 25 per cent capacity. There is no reason why the Port Mourant Optometry Centre to virtually be closed. There is no reason why large period of time major hospital like New Amsterdam cannot have X-Rays. There is no reason why the mortuary in many hospitals are still not functioning,” Ramsammy noted.Former Agriculture Minister, Dr Leslie RamsammyThe former Minister boasted about the quality of the health care system under the PPP Administration while pointing out the negligence of the coalition Government to ensure that all Guyanese have access to quality healthcare.“My belief is that this Government inherited a healthcare system that was made tremendous advancement and suddenly we find ourselves going backwards in terms of access to quality healthcare,” Ramsammy stated.According to Ramsammy’s analysis, this backfall is unacceptable, since healthcare plays a crucial role in helping Guyanese, especially low-income families.Urgent need for more nurses, midwives – Deputy CMO“My assessment of the health sector is that they have allowed it to deteriorate and to go backwards and that is unforgivable because healthcare belongs to all the people. We need to improve our health so that every citizen will be able to get help,” Ramsammy added.He further cited that public health in Guyana has rapidly declined since May 2015 and in some sections of the media, there have been reports of discourse stories highlighting the many struggles people endure as they try to access public health. The Diamond Diagnostic Centre (DDC) was established in 2017 to function as a Level Three health facility, where some services, inclusive of minimum in-patient service, are being offered.last_img read more

RPV votes to give hedge the boot

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsOnce the motion is adopted, Trump will have three weeks to chuck the hedge. “The City Council should be ashamed of its decision,” Trump told the Daily Breeze. “It’s very sad that the town is willing to destroy this beautiful hedge. There’s no plant as beautiful as the ficus and no plant that does the trick like the ficus.” Trump contended the 10-foot-tall hedge was necessary to block views from the driving range of “unsightly” neighboring homes. He said he plans to move the trees to another one of his properties in need of ficus. He did not know what, if anything, he would replant in place of the purged hedge. The council also voted unanimously to only extend the driving range’s temporary opening permit until Jan. 18 to ensure the maverick billionaire complies. “They don’t want to consider a further extension (of the permit) until they know the ficus hedge issue has been resolved,” said Carolynn Petru, deputy city manager. The Rancho Palos Verdes City Council has finally said good riddance to Donald Trump’s ficus hedge. The council voted unanimously Tuesday to order the real estate mogul to remove the leafy barrier on the Trump National Golf Club driving range. “I wish they could be out by Christmas, that would make a great Christmas present,” said newly appointed Mayor Doug Stern. The council is set to take the final action Dec. 18 of finding the ficus in violation of the property’s permit, which states vegetation must, when possible, be native and drought tolerant and that it not affect views from neighboring properties. megan.bagdonas@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Arsenal transfer boost! Gunners make contact with Leicester City star

first_img N’Golo Kante (left): The midfielder has made 38 appearances in all competitions this season 1 Arsenal have made contact with Leicester City star N’Golo Kante, according to reports in France.The 25-year-old has been one of the best players in the Premier League this season and was recently named in the PFA Team of the Year.The midfielder has already been linked with Paris Saint-Germain, along with Italian champions Juventus.However, according to RMC, Arsenal have now made contact with Kante’s agent ahead of a move this summer.Arsene Wenger is reportedly a big fan of the France international and has made his signing a priority.Arsenal are likely to face plenty of competition for Kante, though, with Chelsea and Manchester City also monitoring the situation.last_img read more

Ex-Brighton and Sunderland boss Gus Poyet suspended by club after amazing outburst

first_img How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? 3 3 gameday 3 NEW ERA “I want to talk to my agent and I am going to make a decision. I don’t know how this is going to finish. Do I have the desire to continue? No. They have done that against me, against the players and the supporters.“I need an explanation from the club: from the owner or the president. They are going to explain to me tomorrow (Friday) and we will see if I carry on or not. Am I going to resign? I don’t know.”Bordeaux president Stephane Martin has now told Poyet to stay away from the club for a week as he decides whether to sack the former Brighton and Sunderland boss.Martin said: “We think he overstepped the mark in Thursday’s post-match press conference so the club took this decision.“The start of the transfer window brought some tension. But it is a surprise after a win to have such a violent outburst, so we took the action that, in my opinion, had to be taken.“There was behaviour where he thought he was the boss of the club. That’s not the case – I’m the boss at the club with the owners and the shareholders.” silverware Bordeaux have sacked Poyet after his comments How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures ALTERED highlights He added: “Everyone is free to do what they want. If he wants to resign, we will discuss it with him.“But I have difficulties in understanding this. He was kept up to date with everything. I am quite surprised with such an impulsive reaction over the departure of a player which had been anticipated for some time. It is maybe a context.” impact Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener He threatened to quit after claiming he was not informed of the move and only found out when his squad was assembled on the morning of the game.When the press officer said ‘we will stop there’ following a question about Laborde, Poyet interjected: ‘I decide when we stop. Only I decide.’The former Brighton and Sunderland manager then said: “No I am not happy, it is one of my worst days at the club. What the club have done with Laborde is a disgrace.”He added: “I told the club not to let him leave until we had bought someone else. They have not recruited and they let Laborde go. I arrived at 11.35am. Laborde was not here. He was in Montpellier. Nobody told me anything. The Bordeaux president claims Poyet was kept informed Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Poyet was angry with Laborde’s move to Montpellier smart causal Gus Poyet has been suspended for a week by Bordeaux after labelling the club’s owners a ‘disgrace’ in an extraordinary rant.Just hours before his side beat FC Maioupoul 2-1 to reach the Europa League play-offs on Thursday, the former Chelsea and Tottenham midfielder vented his anger at the sale of striker Gaetan Laborde to Montpellier. possible standings LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade last_img read more

FIRE CREWS TACKLE GLENTIES STORE BLAZE

first_imgFIRE crews have put out a fire in the store of a shop in Glenties today.Two units from the Glenties Brigade, with some firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, tackled the blaze at 11am“A forklift which was in the store of Frank Conaghan & Son Builders Providers Shop went on fire,” said a fire brigade spokesman. “Extensive damage was caused to the forklift and area around it.”An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.The shop was unaffected by the fire and is still open for business.  FIRE CREWS TACKLE GLENTIES STORE BLAZE was last modified: January 4th, 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:fireGlentieslast_img read more

CECAFA U17 Girls Cup: Uganda ready to face Burundi on opening day

first_imgUganda’s final squad was announced on Sunday. (PHOTO/FUFA)CECAFA U17 Girls CupUganda vs Burundi @4pmFUFA Technical Center, NjeruMonday, 09-12-2019 @4pmNJERU – The Uganda U17 Girls National team is ‘ready’ to try and topple Burundi in their opening game of the CECAFA U17 Girls Cup.The two sides will face off in one of the three games lined up on the opening day.Speaking ahead of the game, Uganda’s heady coach Ayub Khalifa says his team is ready to win the opening game and represent the country well.“The team is very ready for tomorrow’s game, noted Khalifah in Sunday’s press conference.“My players are very determined to win the game. It is the first of its kind but I promise Ugandans that we shall fight tooth and nail to represent the country well.“We urge fans to turn up in big numbers to support out girls as we try to lift the title.”Before Sunday’s press conference, Khalifah and his technical team announced Uganda’s final 20-Girls squad for the tournament.Khalifa selected and released the list from the 29 players who have been undergoing residential training in Njeru, after two crucial final training sessions on Saturday afternoon and Friday evening.The team is largely made up of players who won the COSAFA championship in Mauritius this year where they featured as guests, but Khalifa has three faces of Uganda Martyrs defender Gloria Namugerwa, Amus College pair of striker Zaina Nandede and midfielder Esther Adokole.Uganda’s game against Burundi is the third lined up for the day with Tanzania opening against Eritrea in the first game at 11:00am while Djibouti takes on Kenya in the second game at 1:30pm.The tournament that has attracted six teams will be played on a round-robin with the top team with most points collected after five matches declared the winner.Meanwhile, the teams that will take part in the event have already got chance to feel the turn in Njeru.Tanzania, Djibouti and Eritrea have all successfully conducted their training sessions on Sunday morning while Kenya and Uganda later in the day.Uganda’s 20-Girls squad for the tournamentDaphine Nyayenga (Uganda Martyrs HS), Joan Namusisi (Mukono HS) and Nasasira Gift (Gadafi Integrated HS), Stella Musibika (Kawempe Muslim), Patricia Akiror (Masaka SS), Gillian Akadinda (Olila HS), Samalie Nakacwa (Kawempe Muslim), Shakira Nyinagahirwa (Kawempe Muslim), Kevin Nakacwa (Uganda Martyrs HS), Moureen Nangozi (Mukono HS), Bira Nadunga (Olila HS), Summaya Komuntale (King of Kings), Hadijah Nandago (Kawempe Muslim SS), Catherine Nagadya (Uganda Martyrs), Esther Adokole (Amus College), Zaina Nandede (Amus College), Gloria Namugerwa (Uganda Martyrs), Margret Kunihira (Kawempe Moslem), Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Moslem) and Fauzia Najjemba (Mukono High School).Comments Tags: Ayub KhalifaBurundiCECAFA U17 Girls CupDjiboutiEritreaKenyaTanzanialast_img read more

KZN pupils switch on the e-school

first_imgThe Vodacom e-school was launched at the COSAT Centre of Science and Technology in ILitha Park, Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Joined by principal Phadiela Cooper and Vodacom executive head sustainability and corporate citizenship Suraya Hamdulay, learners show off the Kicka phones they will use to access the e-school. (Image: Vodacom)Schoolchildren at a high school in KwaZulu-Natal have been formally introduced to Vodacom’s e-school, which offers a variety of solutions to students’ educational needs and so enhances their learning capabilities.The portal was launched in January at the Centre for Science and Technology (Cosat) in Khayelitsha, Cape Town and is, in part, a response to a request from schoolchildren for free educational content.It has now also been introduced to students at Riet Valley Combined School in Inchanga, between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. Students who use Vodacom as their mobile service provider can access the portal at the touch of a button.The Vodacom e-school is a learning platform offering internet access to educational content for grades 10 to 12. The content is based on the South African Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (Caps), and is taken directly from the school syllabus. Subjects currently available include maths and maths literacy, physical science, life science, accounting, and English first additional language. More grades and subjects are on the horizon.INVESTING IN STUDENTSThrough the e-school, Vodacom subscribers can access curriculum-aligned classroom content on their mobile devices for free. The mobile company has zero rated browsing on the site for its customers. People on rival networks also have access for free, but do incur data charges for logging on to the site.Suraya Hamdulay, Vodacom’s executive head for corporate citizenship, said: “We know that many learners in our country often do not have access to learning material such as textbooks, which makes excelling at school more difficult. Through the Vodacom e-school platform, we can help address this challenge.“As an investor in the country and partner of the Department of Basic Education, our goal is to ensure that learners throughout the country have access to some basic tools to help enhance their learning outside the classroom.”Accessing the material is simple. All a student needs to do is log in to the Vodacom.co.za/e-school from their cellphone, tablet or laptop to register. Thereafter, they have unlimited access to education content.“Most learners have access to cellphones, laptops or tablets in one way or another, but may not have adequate data. Having free access to our education content portal will now help remove the barriers to e-learning,” Hamdulay said.“Learners can now complete lessons from their school syllabus, to help them improve their marks. They can also track their progress and see how they are performing compared to other students in a fun, easy and interactive way.”Each pupil creates his or her own personal dashboard, where they can record their work. There is daily homework, with lesson notes and quizzes. They can keep track of their progress, and earn badges when they reach the next level.The development of the e-school portal has cost about R5-million and Vodacom has committed to investing more money to grow its footprint. “The R5-million is for the establishment of the portal and as we go into the next financial year, we will be investing more into [it].”TEACHER TRAININGThe company has a number of teacher training facilities around South Africa that operate in conjunction with the Department of Basic Education. At these nodes, it has trained 1 000 teachers in the use of ICT in teaching. “We help to train teachers on the integration of ICT in the classroom. We’re moving away from having a blackboard in the classroom and the teacher just standing and instructing,” explained Hamdulay.Content available on e-school is being expanded and efforts are being made to build rich media content to make education attractive to children.last_img read more