Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite It wasn’t enough that he was tossed out of the contest by the referees as Reyes sent him to the locker room.Iraq is bracketed with the Philippines in the Fiba-Asia in Lebanon from August 8-20, and Reyes admitted that, while they learned something from facing the Iraqis, he also exposed some of their strengths.“It’s going to help us down the line. But in as much as it is going to help us, it is going to help them as well,” Reyes said.The scores:GILAS PILIPINAS 84 – Myers 16, Ravena 13, Pogoy 12, Cruz 10, Jalalon 10, Wright 8, Standhardinger 4, Jose 4, Ferrer 3, Paras 2, Parks 2.IRAQ 75 – Mayfield 29, Al-hchaimi 17, Abdullah 8, Khajehzadeh 7, Ismael 4, Hameed 4, Alazawi 3, Aljuboori 3, Al-tameemi 0, Talib 0, Hamzah 0.Quartes: 15-19, 36-22, 63-49, 84-75.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marinerong Pilipino continues to stay afloat, tops Wangs Myers flushes it down with two hands in the first half of Thursday’s game against IraqPhoto by MUSONG R. CASTILLOTAIPEI – Gilas Pilipinas showed remarkable improvement on the thing it was miserable at just the day before, and the Filipinos learned precisely what Chot Reyes likes and what can set him off.The Filipinos were respectable from three-point range – as what they are really capable of – and broke away early from Iran for an 84-75 victory which could have been a lot more one-sided had Reyes not disciplined some of his players during the very physical Jones Cup encounter at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans View comments MOST READ Reyes ordered Christian Standhardinger back to the locker room with 4:55 left after his 6-foot-7 Fil-German center got slapped for a second technical foul, and Carl Cruz finished what had been a brilliant game on the bench after decking Iraq’s dirty-playing center early in the fourth.Still, the Philippines bounced back from a lethargic shooting night that resulted in an 83-72 loss to South Korea on Wednesday night, connecting on a 7-for-21 clip against the Iraqis with Cruz, RR Pogoy and Matthew Wright hitting two apiece.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’That put the Philippines at 4-2 and it stayed alive in the medal hunt after Canada 150 drubbed the Koreans, 98-72, earlier on Thursday for the solo lead at 5-1.“That’s not the way we play Gilas basketball,” Reyes said after the game. ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The Iraqis were downright dirty right from the start, and Reyes feels that that’s still not an excuse for his players losing their heads in a critical juncture of the contest.“I don’t care if we lost the game, I told them that in the huddle,” Reyes said. “That’s not the way we play basketball. I will not tolerate that.”Cruz played almost 20 minutes and finished with 10 points in his worthiest game, but after decking Navid Khajehzadeh with an elbow to the back of the head in one defensive play, Reyes promptly called it a night for the former Far Eastern ace.Standhardinger, meanwhile, got into a trash talking match with 7-foot center Karrar Hamzah early and clearly lost focus in the second half.After the Filipinos had opened up a 73-58 lead with a Mike Myers basket, a TV timeout was called and Standhardinger was whistled for his second deliberate foul when he hit Dhulfiqar Al-hchaimi.ADVERTISEMENT
Fellows who participated in the recent Alumni Conference in Monrovia A beneficiary of United States exchange programs says the lack of networking among US exchange programs alumni in Liberia is hindering the achievement of the needed impact.Hundreds of Liberians have benefited from educational programs, both long-term, and short-term, in the United States with the aim of returning to impact their communities in various ways.Some major programs that have taken a lot of Liberians to the United States for studies in different fields of disciplines, include the International Visiting Leadership Program (IVLP), the Young African Leaders Initiative (now the Mandela Washington Fellowship), Hubert Humphrey Program, Community Solution Program, FullBright and other miscellaneous programs for capacity-building and on-the-sight experience.These programs educate beneficiaries in health, education, social work, entrepreneurship and communication to return to their respective countries.Eddie Jarwolo, the founder and executive director of the National Youth Movement for Transparent Election (NYMOTE), told the Daily Observer at the end of the US Embassy organized Alumni Conference on April 21, that while individual alums (fellows), including him, are making strides to impact their communities, there is a shortcoming in terms of network among fellows.Jarwolo has been privileged to participate in four of the exchange programs, including Community Solution and the International Visiting Leadership Program (IVLP).He added, “today’s program is good and it brings us to a sense of networking; there are some fellows coming after us who we do not know, and it is good that we know one another in order to network and make more impact in society.”According to Jarwolo, fellows returning from the US exchange programs are not documenting activities they are involved with here, something he said is arising from poor networking.“We are not networking; we do not have a strong network and no one is willing to play a strong leadership role to put the group together,” Jarwolo said.This is the second time that the US Embassy Public Affairs Department has called an alumni conference to get beneficiaries acquainted with one another and form networking groups to make a better use of what they learned at various fellowship programs in the United States.It can be recalled on August 8, 2017, the first alumni conference was called at a resort in Monrovia where the second conference this year was also held.The purpose is to create a sense of networking, undergo refreshing lectures on topics of interest, and to share together impacts fellows are making in their respective communities.A 2016 Fellow of YALI, Josephine Sellie-Drobia said since she returned to Liberia, she has been engaged in mentoring teenage girls who are vulnerable to sexual exploitation and unwanted pregnancy.Mrs. Drobia’s engagement in this social work is making an impact despite challenges and constraints associated with dealing with such a group of people in a society.She said she has observed that mothers do not keep a proper watch on their girls, but warned them that “in case you get your bastard belly (pregnancy), you will get out of my house.”This, according to her, is not solving the problem, and that is one reason she is prioritizing teenage girls in her engagement.United States Ambassador to Liberia, Christine Elder reminded participants that only Liberians have the potential to change their country and not the average Americans who come here.She told the fellows that she was also privileged to participate in exchange programs in other countries, and it opened her mind to do other things differently than the usual way.She referenced entrepreneurship as an engine of growth for the economy and also health and education as two key foundations on which any nation can be built.Amb. Elder also stressed the need for professionalizing the press because, by that, she said society will be stable.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The former First Lady, therefore, called on the government of President George Weah to provide security for her and her family, to enable her children to go to school through the provision from the government, and other incentives. She predicted that Liberia’s present leadership will go through a successful term, because the country’s solution is in the hands of the Almighty God, who directed Liberian voters to elect their leaders without partiality.She meanwhile said the mistakes of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf should not only be spoken of unfavorably, but also her developmental activities over the past 12 years, which along with her tolerance kept peace in the country, should be shown thanks and recognition.Madam Blah said several ministers of the Gospel are always committing the leadership and Liberians into the hands of God because righteousness absorbs the nation and the heart of a king is in God’s hands.She said Liberia has just started receiving her blessings from the Lord, because the country needs patriotism to develop and that Liberia’s development is in the hands of the Almighty God. She also called on Liberians to do away with violence and follow in the footsteps of Jesus ChristShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Mrs. Blah says her security is not guaranteedBy Jallah AmosonThe wife of the late former President Moses Z. Blah, Madam Nettie Z. Blah, has called on President George Weah to provide security guard service at her residence in Paynesville City, outside Monrovia.Madam Blah said she once pleaded with the office of former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for security personnel at her home, because of her status as a former First Lady of the Republic of Liberia, “but Madam Sirleaf and her government refused to assign a security guard to my house.”She told the Daily Observer recently at her residence in the Soul Clinic Community in Paynesville that she had been overlooked since, following the death of her husband, who died on April 1, 2013, at mid-60. He took over from Charles Taylor on August 11, 2003. Under international pressure, Taylor ceded the presidency to Blah and fled into exile for Nigeria.
An investigation into the assault committed on the Head Teacher of the Number Five Primary School, West Coast Berbice by a 16-year-old has been launched. This was according to the Education Ministry on Monday.In condemning the act targeting the Head Teacher, the Ministry assured that the findings of the investigation will be made available upon its conclusion.The now injured woman, Gangadin Sebarat-Isaacs, was in the company of her three children when the teen committed the act.Speaking with Guyana Times, the teacher recalled that she had just left her mother’s home with her three children aged three, five and 11 when the 16-year-old suspect approached her. She said that she pulled her three-year-old to the side as the two older children stepped in front of her.“He past the two of them and he stop in front of me, so I ask him if he don’t see.” She related that the teenager walked into her son and then pushed her to the ground.She noted that as she was on the ground, the Fifth Form student bent over and kissed her on the lips.“He go to do it again and I spit. I don’t know if the spit catch him, but with that, he start cuffing me. He cuff me on my face … right now my whole face hurting, my head hurting, my teeth hurting, my skin what he cuff and so hurting…”This newspaper had previously reported that the young man was previously charged and was implicated in a series of offences that are being investigated. Meanwhile, it was reported that after the teenager was arrested, his parents contacted someone in authority and he was released.Only in September, this publication had reported that another Fifth Form student of the Number Eight Secondary also attacked a teacher.The teacher was allegedly put in a vice and dragged around the school’s compound before two male teachers went to her rescue.The teacher was at the time attempting to protect a Second Form student from the physical advances of a male Fifth Form boy when the incident occurred.
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“You’re thinking, `I have a job. I’m responsible. I’m well thought of. I got a house. If I was homeless and standing out there by that bonfire, I’d probably have a problem,”‘ McConnell said. “So even if we’re experiencing some problem, our problems most of the time aren’t manifest like (problems of) the people we encounter on the street.” Police officers bonding over drinks – a practice sometimes referred to as “choir practice” – can become a highlight of an otherwise stressful day. But the department is now discouraging such events and has toughened discipline for alcohol-related infractions, said West Valley homicide Detective Rick Swanston. “I don’t think that’s a bad thing,” Swanston said. “What’s more important – bonding, or the consequence of drinking and not getting home to your family?” email@example.com (818) 713-3731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I talk to the recruits about making sure they have a plan on how to deal with stress,” she said. “One thing that makes us real vulnerable – you handle a difficult shift, a child homicide – and you’re dealing with the stress of that so you unwind with a couple glasses of wine and deaden the emotions. “If you continue down that road, alcohol can become a problem for you if that’s how you cope with the stress.” Department policy requires that any officer involved in alcohol-related misconduct is automatically referred for counseling. All officers are also given a Johns Hopkins University Hospital survey to help them identify their own addictions. LAPD psychologist Denise Jablonski-Kaye said alcohol is a problem for many officers and a factor in suicide because it lowers impulse control. The perception that having a few drinks after work is harmless contributes to the problem. Seventeen years ago, as his family was falling apart, LAPD Detective Glenn McConnell emerged from denial and entered treatment for alcoholism. Since then, McConnell has counseled hundreds of officers about a disease that has ravaged those trying to cope with the stress of police work. The Los Angeles Police Department has about 200 peer counselors available to provide support for a variety of problems, as well as a seven-member Employee Assistance Unit offering help for alcohol or chemical dependency. Officer Gina Onweiler, the unit’s chemical dependency coordinator, said more LAPD employees are seeking help, in part because the department has become more supportive.
1 Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has called for team-mate Raheem Sterling to end speculation over his future and sign new deal, claiming the club is “perfect” for the England starlet.Despite his current deal having two and a half seasons left to run, Sterling has seen his contract situation at Anfield become a talking point.The 20-year-old’s versatility in attack, having played as a striker and scored twice in the Reds’ League Cup victory over Bournemouth this week, has provided under-pressure boss Brendan Rodgers with a welcome boost and Gerrard hopes to see him around for many years to come.“I hope he signs a new contract at the club because I think this club is perfect for him, certainly for the next few years,” the skipper told a number of national newspapers.“He’s going to play most weeks, the fans love him here. He can progress here and become a top, top player here so I hope the people around him give him the right advice because he should stay here.“He’s great to watch, great to play with, he’s got that pace. When you look up he’s always giving you an option and that’s what I’ve thrived on throughout my career at Liverpool with the likes of Fernando Torres, Michael Owen.“There’s nothing better as a midfielder when you look up and see pace running in behind. I saw it on numerous occasions [in Wednesday’s cup victory] and hopefully it will continue because it stretches teams and creates chances.”Sterling’s brace in the 3-1 win at Bournemouth was a real boost for the youngster, having squandered a number of clear-cut chances in the 3-0 Premier League defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.“You’ve got to be able to have that [versatility] in your locker if you want to be top drawer,” added Gerrard.“Raheem’s got potential to be top drawer for sure. He took a lot of stick after the weekend but I thought his all-round performance was magnificent, the only thing that was missing was a finish and that came [against Bournemouth].“The exciting thing for all of us is that he’s English and going to be a top, top player. I think he can play anywhere along the front, he’s that intelligent. He’s got to keep learning, he’s got to keep wanting it.”
Yann M’Vila 1 QPR and West Brom target Yann M’Vila is considering a loan move to Dynamo Moscow, according to reports in France.The midfielder was heavily linked with a switch to the Premier League in January after falling out of favour at Rubin Kazan.However, neither QPR or West Brom were able to complete a deal for the Frenchman during the final days of the transfer window.M’Vila has now been handed a lifeline, though, as the Russian transfer window does not close until February 27.And, according to L’Equipe, Dynamo Moscow have made a loan offer to Rubin Kazan for the 24-year-old’s services.Negotiations are said to be an at advanced stage but the two parties will have to act first to beat the transfer deadline.
1 Jordan Henderson is undefeated as Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson’s metamorphosis into a top quality player continued on Monday evening, as the Liverpool man capped off another solid display with the only goal of the game to put the Redmen two points behind fourth-placed Manchester United and four behind second-placed Manchester City.Henderson’s maturation offers excellent viewing for boss Brendan Rodgers and Reds fans, with talismanic captain and club legend Steven Gerrard departing for Los Angeles at the end of the season.But has Henderson got what it takes to fully replace Gerrard? Here’s what Liverpool and neutral fans had to say… Liverpool fans, do you think Jordan Henderson can fully replace Steven Gerrard? Comment below…
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! At the start of the flight, the plane weighed 22,006 pounds, with the fuel weight causing the airplane’s wings to sag. At the end of the flight, the airplane will weigh less than 4,000 pounds. Fossett’s progress can be monitored by visiting the mission Web site at http://www.salina.k-state.edu/globalflyer. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 firstname.lastname@example.org AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 A closed-circuit course means the aircraft will take off and land in the same location, in this case Salina. In February 2005, Fossett flew the GlobalFlyer around the world to claim the first solo nonstop flight around the world. That flight also originated and ended in Salina; however, at approximately 22,876 miles, it did not surpass the distance of Voyager’s around-the-world flight. Fossett’s flight path took him northeast across Michigan and into Canada before heading across the Atlantic. The flight path calls for Fossett to go over northern Africa, the Middle East, India, China, the Pacific Ocean, Baja California and then back into the United States. Fossett’s attempt is coming just a few weeks after he set a record for the longest flight, a 26,389.3-mile journey in February. In that flight, Fossett flew GlobalFlyer from Kennedy Space Center in Florida completely around the world and then crossed the Atlantic Ocean for a second time, landing in Bournemouth in the United Kingdom. GlobalFlyer was commissioned by Sir Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin companies, including Virgin Atlantic airlines. MOJAVE – Adventurer Steve Fossett took off Tuesday morning in the Mojave-built GlobalFlyer in a bid for a third distance record, this time for the longest flight over a closed circuit without landing. GlobalFlyer lifted off from the airport at Salina, Kansas, early Tuesday morning on what is projected to be a 78-hour flight that will cover some 25,181 miles. Carrying more than nine tons of fuel, the jet used all but the last 1,000 feet of the airport’s 12,300-foot runway to become airborne, according to a Web site set up by Kansas State University, which is serving as Fossett’s ground crew for the mission. Fossett is attempting to break the 24,986.7-mile record set in 1986 by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager in another Mojave-built aircraft, the Voyager. Both GlobalFlyer and Voyager were designed by Burt Rutan, Dick’s brother.