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  • Kiefer Ravena joins 2017 PBA Draft

    first_imgPhoto from Fiba.comKiefer Ravena has finally made the jump to the pros.The two-time UAAP Most Valuable Player has decided to face a new challenge as he declared himself eligible for the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Confusion looms as Owens survives Hell in a Cell Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? In a post on his Twitter account, Ravena made the announcement short and sweet.“#PBADraft. Here we go,” he wrote.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READcenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The former Ateneo star last saw action for Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions cup where he averaged a team-best 20.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.3 steals in close to 30 minutes of play.He also had a memorable collegiate and amateur career going back to his days in the UAAP, where he netted 16.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.9 assists in five seasons.Ravena has had vast playing experience elsewhere. He even tested his luck in the NBA and was signed to contract in the NBA Developmental League with the Texas Legends, while also seeing action in numerous leagues with Mighty Sports and Alab Pilipinas.He has also won a record of four Southeast Asian Games gold medals while also representing the country in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup in Nantes, France.ADVERTISEMENT #PBADraft2017 Here we go. 🙏🏽— Kiefer Ravena (@kieferravena) October 9, 2017 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The 23-year-old’s inclusion further bolsters the depth of this year’s pool where Ravena is expected to be a sure-fire top two selection.He joins an already loaded cast which features Fil-German big man Christian Standhardinger, La Salle swingman Jeron Teng, and FEU bruiser Raymar Jose.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

  • What happened to women of other races?

    first_imgDear Editor,I was discouraged to learn that the Mayor & Councillors of the City of Georgetown, in collaboration with an entity named the ‘United Nations Association of Guyana,’ was hosting, in observance of International Women’s Day 2018, an exhibition titled ‘African Guyanese Women’ — last Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the National Gallery of Art (Castellani House).The first question I asked was whether they would be hosting five other exhibitions for the five-other main ethnic groups of Guyana: Those being Amerindian Guyanese Women, Indian Guyanese Women, European Guyanese Women, Portuguese Guyanese Women and Chinese Guyanese Women, and even possibly the Guyanese Women of Mixed Race. I was told that this would be the only exhibition. How could a municipality be involved in such a partisan event? The other concern is: why the involvement of the beleaguered Georgetown Municipality in such an activity? Surely their time would be better spent and their resources better utilized to help not only African Guyanese Women, but, indeed, all Guyanese Women, should they stop: closing down their Day Care Centres, which would allow women to go to work knowing that their children are being properly cared for; should they eradicate mosquitoes in the city through fogging, which would eliminate diseases such as malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, chikungunya, yellow fever, filariasis, etc; should they improve the hygienic conditions at the Abattoir, which is supposed to produce wholesome meat; should they improve the conditions for women vendors in the municipal markets etc.This would seem to be another political stunt by the administration of Council, because council’s track record of mistreatment of women is well known. Just look at how the last three Town Clerks, all women, were treated.Do they know the meaning of the phrase ‘Charity begins at home’? This is a proverb that expresses the overriding demands of taking care of one’s family before caring for others.Sincerely,James Mc Onnelllast_img read more

  • Major success in meeting HIV/AIDS 90-90-90 targets – Chief Medical Officer

    first_img…more will be done to eliminate challenges posed to viral suppressionBy Kristen MacklingamThe Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) continues to be a major global public health issue that claims the lives of millions of infected persons annually despite interventions by relevant authorities.Guyana’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Shamdeo PersaudHere in Guyana, even with recent successes in the treatment of HIV patients and their prolonged lifespans, this deadly disease remains high on the agenda for the Public Health Ministry and other stakeholders.This is according to Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Shamdeo Persaud, who during an exclusive interview with Guyana Times, stated that although the country was on the right trajectory in achieving the goals set to minimise and eventually eradicate the transmission and prevalence of HIV, much more work needs to be done.“We have seen some changes in the occurrences in HIV. We really would like to solicit not only the patients – I know the patients do make a great effort to comply with treatment – but we need support from our general population. HIV is not any longer that stigmatised disease that we label people, and we call them names or anything, they are human beings like you and I, who need to access this treatment, lifesaving treatment, and to ensure that they comply with all of the requirements,” the CMO said.A small sample of blood about to be taken from someone’s arm for an HIV testHe stated that Guyana has now almost transitioned to “full country support” of the procurement of necessary medication as well as local involvement in the execution process and implementation programme of the country’s HIV programme.Notable successesAccording to the CMO, Guyana continues to forge ahead with achieving the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) “90-90-90 target”, which seeks to have 90 per cent of people living with HIV become aware of their infection, 90 per cent of the people diagnosed with HIV linked to antiretroviral treatment (ART) and 90 per cent of those on ART adhering and having undetectable levels of HIV in their blood.Dr Persaud posited that in Guyana, there have been significant improvements in the 90-90-90 programme, but there were a few challenges that the Public Health Ministry continues to battle with in order to successfully achieve this goal.“The first 90 is the proportion of persons who are sexually active who know their status and that is the greatest increase in the numbers that we have seen.A young man about to have a sample of blood taken from his finger to be tested for HIV“Secondly, the placement of persons who are tested positive on treatment. On this front, we are now able to, first of all, identify all those people who need to be on treatment, and, of course, once you are tested positive, there are some confirmation that needs to be done and treatment starts.”He explained that there were varied treatments available for those who tested positive since not every pill would work effectively on every individual.“So, once those details are attended to at any one of the family health clinics that we operate, the HIV treatment centres across the country, and we have some Private Sector centres too, so we allow for persons to obtain their treatment. They are free of cost, of course. Those numbers have been increasing. We are not fully at the 90 yet but we are getting closer there.”Viral suppression and challenges with HIV treatment pillsWith regard to the third 90 of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 target, Dr Persaud elaborated that this was where the country aimed to demonstrate that there was viral suppression since this would mean that the treatment was working. However, this area is where the Public Health Ministry faces the greatest challenges.“Particularly with the laboratory components, and, you know, it is quite a daunting task to have to sample and to test everyone who is on treatment periodically throughout treatment to demonstrate that they are now undetected virally or that there is viral suppression. But on that front, we have been improving, so this is the one we need to work a little more on. The pills do have some challenges intermittently, and the clinicians at the care and treatment centres are working along with persons to ensure that they address those challenges as they go along.”Nonetheless, the CMO noted that by the end of this year (2019) the public health sector will have “more significant improvements” as it fills its next Global AIDS programme report.“So, all in all, I think we are standing on better ground. For our testing programme, I must give kudos to all those persons working – the National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS) and more importantly, our partners, both in the Private Sector. Also, the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) sector and the civil society that has been really coordinating with us to reach out to everyone.”Recent statistics from the Education Ministry revealed that Guyana has a higher percentage of its HIV+ population on treatment than the total percentage of the Caribbean Region. Last year, of the 8369 persons estimated to be infected in Guyana, 66 per cent (5557) were successfully put on treatment.last_img read more

  • Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Northeast B.C.

    first_imgAt the District of Taylor : Remembrance Day Ceremony Monday November 11th. March starts at 10:15am from the Taylor Arena to the Taylor Community Centre. Special video presentation by the Department of National Defence, Mrs. Coopers Grade 2/3 class performance, Remembrance Day message by Constable Irvine and Prayer by Pastor Wally. Laying of the wreaths outside at the Cenotaph after the Ceremony. Light lunch served inside Taylor Community Hall accompanied by the music of the Fort St John Pipe Band.  Please join us as We Remember.Dawson CreekThe ceremony will once again be held in Unchagah Hall at Dawson Creek Secondary School at 10:30 a.m. The service will start off with the Marching On of The Colours, the singing of O’Canada, the playing of the Last Post, two minutes of silence, the playing of The Lament, Reveille and the laying of wreaths in remembrance. Hudson’s HopeAdvertisement Services begin at 10:40 a.m. at the Community Hall in the Recreation Centre.  The Elks Hall will be open afterwards for food and refreshments. Fort St. JohnAt the Fort St. John Legion, the day of remembrance will begin at 10 a.m. with a parade, which will be followed by a ceremony and wreath laying at 11 a.m. inside. Lunch will be provided at noon, followed by several activities for the public starting at 2 p.m.Once again, public transit will be free in Fort St. John this Monday for residents making their way to the Legion for remembrance Days ceremonies. The free rides will be offered on routes #1 and #2, from 8:15 a.m. until 12:35 p.m., then again from 2:45 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. on November 11 only.- Advertisement -Customers who depend on the handyDart can also take advantage of free transit trips on Remembrance Day from 8 a.m. until noon, then again from 3:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.Also Moose FM, 100.1 will air a special two our program honouring our veterans starting at 9 a.m. Monday. TaylorAdvertisement Tumbler RidgeFrom the Tumbler Ridge News:  Remembrance Day Ceremonies will once again happen at the Tumbler Ridge Secondary School at 1100 hours on November 11.Veterans will be joined by members of the Junior Rangers, Tumbler Ridge Protective Services and other community members in a processional from the Royal Canadian Legion down to the high school before the ceremony at the high school begins.Afterwards, everyone is invited to the Legion for a short ceremony at the cenotaph, then for lunch. Hot dogs and pop for the kids, and chili and stew for the adults. Lunch is provided at no charge for all who wish to join. Fort NelsonAdvertisement Remembrance Day Ceremony at the District Office Cenotaph on November 11th at 10:45 a.m. Goodies and treats to follow at the Community Hall. Everyone is welcome.Then at 6:00 p.m., at the Hudson’s Hope Community Hall there will be a Veteran Day Dinner.All veterans are welcome to attend.  If you are a veteran and you are not sure if you are on the invitation list, please contact the District Office at 250-783-9901. ChetwyndParade from the Cenotaph starting at 9:45 a.m. with services to be held at the Legion Hall at 10:45 a.m., with lunch to follow. Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Rodriguez gets early boot from jail

    first_imgActress Michelle Rodriguez was released from jail early, after serving less than a day of a 60-day jail sentence, authorities said Tuesday. Rodriguez was sentenced for violating probation terms after her drunken driving arrest in Hawaii. She was released Thursday from a Los Angeles County jail due to overcrowding, authorities said. The former star of ABC’s “Lost” still must serve 30 days of community service and remain on probation until June 2009, a spokeswoman for the city attorney’s office said. “Our prosecutors are not happy about it, but that is the sad reality of our overcrowded jails,” said spokeswoman Contessa Mankiewicz. Farina has decided to leave his role as New York police Detective Joe Fontana after two seasons on the NBC drama to pursue other offers and projects being developed by his production company, his spokeswoman, Lori De Waal, said Tuesday. The actor’s movie credits include “Get Shorty,” “Midnight Run,” “Out of Sight” and the upcoming “Purple Violets.” Farina’s departure isn’t the only change for “Law & Order,” which has a history of cast turnover. Assistant district attorney Alexandra Borgia, played by Annie Parisse, was killed in the season finale while investigating a murder. – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The 27-year-old actress served five days in jail in Hawaii last month after pleading guilty to drunken driving. The Dec. 1 arrest in Honolulu violated the three-year probation term she was given in Los Angeles County in 2004 after pleading no contest to charges of hit-and-run, driving on a suspended license and drunken driving. Rodriguez’s “Lost” character, Ana Lucia, was killed off in an episode broadcast in early May. – Associated Press ‘Law & Order’ loses a detective Dennis Farina is turning in his “Law & Order” badge. last_img read more

  • Kurtenbach: The Warriors played the ultimate trump card in Game 1 vs. the Clippers

    first_imgSpecifically, Stephen Curry was too much for Los Angeles to handle.While the scrappy Clippers found a way to go blow-for-blow with the rest of the turnover-prone Warriors’ roster for the first three quarters of the contest, they had no answer for the two-time MVP, who turned in a near-perfect offense performance in Game 1.Curry scored 38 points, dished out 7 assists, and pulled down 15 rebounds in the Warriors’ 121-104 win, carrying his team when they were struggling and inspiring it to play better basketball once the Warriors went ahead.It was yet another transcendent performance for the Baby Faced Assassin — a string of escalating highlights that would have gone against the run of play, if not for Curry’s ability to singlehandedly define a game at will. What happens when Clippers center Montrezl Harrell doesn’t have one of the best games of his career, scoring 24 points in his first 23 minutes of action? What happens if LA’s silky two-guard Lou Williams doesn’t have a great offensive game?What happens if DeMarcus Cousins — who played in his first playoff game Saturday — stops forcing things on both sides of the court and lets the game simply flow and his talent shine?What happens when the defensive maestro Draymond Green, whom the Clippers dared to shoot all game, doesn’t need to be the Warriors’ second-best offensive player? (Green shot 58 percent and scored 17 points Saturday.)The likelihood is that the result of such changes will bring a result much worse than Saturday’s outcome. And make no mistake, Saturday’s outcome didn’t look very good.(Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)The Warriors have several levels of better basketball yet to play this postseason. The Clippers, on the other hand, do not.And yet it is Golden State with a 1-0 lead in the series.The Clippers entered Saturday’s Game 1 as 100-to-1 to win the series in Las Vegas. If you were to have placed a bet on the Warriors to advance to the second round, you would have needed to bet $50,000 to win $100. That’s if you could find a place to make that bet — according to ESPN, some sports books weren’t even offering the series to bettors, it was so lopsided.But there was a clear reason the Warriors were such prohibitive favorites in the series — in basketball, talent is the ultimate trump card and it was proven, once again, on Saturday. Click here if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.OAKLAND — Practice makes perfect, and for 82 regular season games, the Warriors practiced apathy against inferior opponents.And for large portions of Saturday’s playoff opener, they showed off their mastery of the craft.Golden State — on the whole — played sloppy, disjointed, uninspired basketball to open their postseason. But, as we have seen so many times over the years, those struggles simply didn’t matter. The Warriors’ talent absolutely overwhelmed the Clippers — the biggest playoff series underdog in the last 30 years of the NBA playoffs.center_img And with each preposterous 3-pointer Curry made (he was 8-for-12 from beyond the arc) and every subsequent and deserved M-V-P chant from the Oracle Arena crowd, you could see a bit more of the Clippers’ spirit break. By the end of the contest, with team leader Patrick Beverley in the locker room after being ejected in the fourth quarter and coach Doc Rivers leaning into officials as they walked off the court, there was little to none remaining.That’s because the Clippers know they missed their shot to turn this series — easily written off as a four-game sweep for the Warriors — on its head. The conditions were perfect — the Clippers threw their best at the Warriors and Golden State lacked incisiveness for most of the contest. And yet, despite that, Los Angeles still came up miles short, thanks to two Curry-led Warriors runs — short bursts of dominance amid a morass of turnovers and mental lapses — in the second and third quarters.Technically speaking, the Clippers are still in good position the best-of-seven-game series, down only one game, but in a showdown this lopsided, it’s hard to see a path back for them after Saturday’s contest.Because if the Warriors won by 17 points Saturday, what happens when the Warriors make schematic adjustments to what the Clippers showed them in Game 1?What happens when Kevin Durant, who scored 23 points on 50 percent shooting Saturday, takes full, ruthless advantage of the nearly one-foot size advantage he has on his main mark, the petulant Beverley, and turns in a hyper-efficient offensive game — the kind we’ve seen so often from him over the last two postseasons?last_img read more

  • FIFA World Cup 2014: Six-fingered family roots for Brazil’s 6th World Cup

    first_imgA family is counting on the fingers of a single hand its hopes for Brazil to win a sixth World Cup championship.Members of the Silva family, back row, from left, Silvia Santos, Joao de Assis, Pedro de Assis, Ana Carolina Santos and Silvana Santos, front row, Bernardo de Assis, left, and Maria Morena Santos, pose for a photo in their home to show that they each have six fingers on each of their hands, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014.All the members of the Silva family living in Aguas Claras, a town on the outskirts of the capital of Brasilia, were born with an extra digit on each hand as a result of a genetic condition known as polydactyly.Rather than recoil in the face of stares by curious onlookers, the 14 members of the family spanning four generations seem to embrace their physical difference with pride.And that pride never shines more brightly than during the World Cup as they relish the attention of Brazilian media, which have trained cameras on the family as much of the South America nation crosses its fingers hoping the national team will add to its record five World Cup titles.”Since the last World Cup we wanted Brazil to become hexacampeao,” said Ana Carolina Santos da Silva, using the Portuguese term for “six-time champion” that would be the envy of the soccer world. “But it didn’t happen, so this year we really want Brazil to achieve the sixth.”Silvia Santos, facing camera, embraces her daughter Ana Carolina at their home in Brasilia, Brazil.Far from a hindrance, having an extra finger seems to help the Silva family perform domestic chores and pursue musical talents.advertisementFourteen-year-old Joao de Assis da Silva shows off his dexterity moving up and down his guitar’s fret board.His 8-year-old cousin, Maria Morena da Silva, has dreams of making music too. “I have never played the piano, but I want to learn, and it might be easier playing with six fingers,” she says.last_img read more

  • Jordan quest

    first_img“In 2014 in Seville (Spain), we won only one game—versus Senegal,” Pangilinan wrote in a message to the Inquirer. “I am confident we will win more than this in China.”Clarkson plays for the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA, which will be well into its break by the time the World Cup is played in eight cities in China from Aug. 31 to Sept. 15.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesDrawing of lots will be on March 16 in Shezhen, one of the eight host cities in China.Last year, after a long process, Clarkson got permission from the NBA to play for Gilas in the Asian Games in Jakarta, suiting up as a local. LATEST STORIES The NBA had earlier thumbed down Clarkson’s Asiad stint, saying that it only allows its international players to suit up for their countries in major Fiba tournaments such as the Olympics and the World Cup.But the rules on those tournaments are stricter, as they require players with dual citizenships to have secured their second passports before they turned 16.“We have been trying to discuss the matter with Fiba,” SBP president Al Panlilio was quoted in an interview by Agence France-Presse (AFP). “Everyone is working on the matter and we will do everything that we can.”If Fiba won’t relent in classifying Clarkson as a naturalized player, the coaching staff led by Yeng Guiao and the SBP will have to choose between him and Andray Blatche, the hero in the Filipinos’ 93-75 World Cup stint-clinching win over Kazakhstan on Monday in Astana.But if the SBP does get Fiba to relent, then the Filipinos will have a pretty strong 1-2 punch that will be complemented well by Jason Castro, Japeth Aguilar, gunslinger Marcio Lassiter, reigning five-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo and other talents from the local pro league.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas will be leaving no stone unturned in sending the best possible team to the Fiba World Cup in China later this year and move to get the green light to field Jordan Clarkson as a Filipino.“(We) plan to request Fiba to allow Jordan Clarkson to play with us as a Filipino,” Gilas Pilipinas patron Manny V. Pangilinan said on Tuesday, a day after the Nationals arrived to a heroes’ welcome following two key victories overseas that got the Philippines back in the main draw.ADVERTISEMENT Coach Yeng left with bigger mission to healcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

  • Generika whips Marinera in Invitational opener

    first_imgMOST READ Ceballos and Mendrez finished with 12 points apiece while Orendain chipped in 10 for the Lifesavers, who needed only one hour and 25 minutes to wrap up the contest in Pool B action.What made the victory more impressive was the fact that the Lifesavers managed to deliver despite the absence of skipper Angeli Araneta, who suffered a knee injury in the latter part of the All-Filipino Conference last month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The hunt begins Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Becoming his own man Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical LATEST STORIES Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics BACOOR CITY—Generika-Ayala got its Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference bid off to a swashbuckling start on Tuesday by ripping Marinerang Pilipinas, 25-19, 25-23, 25-17, at Bacoor Strike gym here.The Lifesavers were unrelenting on both sides of the court, with open spikers Fiola Ceballos, Mean Mendrez and Patty Orendain taking turns in humbling the Lady Skippers’ defense.ADVERTISEMENT P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue View comments This jewelry designer is also an architect Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more