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Guiao hails Ravena-Alas backcourt as NLEX’s future

first_imgMOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Even when he wasn’t born yet, his father was my player,” said Guiao. “We’re very close to Bong and Mozzy, but it’s not really that closeness that made us decide to pick him. What he has earned for himself through the years, he has proven that he is a winner, and he has proven that he’s an intelligent player who can play in any system.”With Ravena in tow, Guiao likes what he has as he sees Ravena forming a deadly backcourt duo with Kevin Alas.“Kiefer’s style is good for our system. Now, we have a K-and-K tandem, Kevin and Kiefer in our backcourt and they’ll be the future of this team,” he said as he expects his rookie to bring in instant impact with the Road Warriors.“Kiefer is coming to the league that he doesn’t need a lot of the learning experience that the other guards have to go through. He doesn’t need that long of an adjustment period. But I’d like to see him improve his outside shooting and his consistency, maybe being able to defend bigger guards also. He doesn’t need to improve much.”ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene UP coach Perasol not focused on standings as race to Final Four heats up Kiefer Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTwenty-five years ago, then-Swift coach Yeng Guiao missed his chance on drafting his former player in the amateur ranks Bong Ravena in the 1992 PBA Draft as the deadeye gunner was selected one pick ahead by San Miguel.Fast forward to 2017 and the fiery coach once again had a chance to draft another Ravena, Bong’s son Kiefer.ADVERTISEMENT Luckily for Guiao, lightning didn’t strike twice as San Miguel went with Christian Standhardinger as the top pick, allowing NLEX to draft the younger Ravena at second in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday.READ: Rookie Ravena hopes to bring leadership at NLEXFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It’s no surprise because from the beginning, he was really the one we’re eyeing,” Guiao.Guiao and the Ravenas share a tight-knit relationship given their history but he said it wasn’t the reason why he drafted Kiefer. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

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Clarence Moore Dies

first_imgThe death is announced of Mr. Clarence Moore of Gaye Town, Sinkor Old Road, which sad event occurred on Friday, June 13, at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, following a brief illness.  He was 77.His wife Johnetta Hoff Moore, had just left the hospital after visiting hours had expired when Clarence received his eternal summons.Affectionately called “Colored Boy” by his classmates in Kakata, Clarence Moore was a member of the Class of ’59 of the Booker Washington Institute (BWI), where he entered in 1957. He was born in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, on February 10, 1937 to the union of Willie and Salome Moore, of Arthington, Montserrado County.  They spent many years in Bomi doing farming, but hailed from Arthington and had relatives in Grand Cape Mount County as well.Clarence started his education in Arthington, and later attended the Government High School in Robertsport, Cape Mount.  In his sophomore year he entered BWI, where he studied Auto Mechanics and graduated in 1959 with a diploma in that field.As a second lieutenant who, like all of his classmates, he became after completing the Reserved Officers Training Corps (ROTC) at BWI, Clarence was conscripted into Liberian Armed Forces in 1960 and dispatched to The Congo as part of the Liberian contingent assigned to that war-torn country.  Among his other classmates with whom he served in The Congo were Lieutenants Prince A. Page, Arthur Bedell, Paul A. Perry and Mansfield Yancy.  Prince and Arthur, upon their return home, joined the Air Wing of the AFL, while Perry and Yancy joined the rank and file in the army, rising to become AFL generals. He was a former employee in security at LAMCO in Yekepa, Nimba County, where he worked under   the company’s chief of security, former Police Director E. Luzon Harmon.                  In later years, Clarence did farming in Bomi, where he invested in Cassava and began processing it with the aim of selling locally and exporting cassava flour.Earlier this year he traveled to California, United States of America, to visit with his daughter. He returned home few months ago and took ill.He leaves to mourn his loss his widow, Mrs. Johnetta Hoff Moore, three children, including Clara and Ma Hawa Moore; his sister, Frances Mason Harmon; first cousins Rundell Hill, Calvin Bryant and Patricia Moore Smith; his 100 year-old aunt, Henrietta Peterson and many other relatives.   The body will be removed from the Samuel Stryker Funeral Parlors at five o’clock p.m. on Friday, July 4 and taken to the St. Thomas Episcopal Church at Camp Johnson Road, Monrovia, for a few hours of wake keeping.All tributes will be paid at the wake, except those of the immediate family, which will be paid at the funeral.The funeral will take place on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the same church, beginning at 10 o’clock a.m. Interment will follow in Arthington.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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3 Police, 4 BIN Officers Provide Security for Vahun District

first_imgThe Daily Observer has been told that there are fewer than 10 law enforcement officers in Vahun District, Lofa County. Three Police and four Immigration (BIN) officers provide security for a population of 17,137 in the district comprising three clans.Vahun District is so close to the border with Sierra Leone that most of its residents conduct a majority of their daily business activities with the Sierra Leonean border town of Kenema.Most of the inhabitants have the Sierra Leonean accent and are predominantly of the Mende-speaking tribe. The Sierra Leonean currency is also legal tender in that part of the country and it is exchanged at 100 Liberian dollars to 5,000 Leones.Our reporter, who recently travelled with Vice President Joseph Boakai to the district, found time off to speak with both the police and immigration officers.A police officer (named withheld) revealed that they are only three officers assigned to the entire district. A look around in the police cell, housed within the head office at the far end of the city, took journalists by surprise and drew a question for the police officer.What happened that the cells are empty and the doors are open? They are even very clean.The police officer responded, “This is a very lawful district. We don’t have any trouble here. We work along with the youth leader who helps us to keep the peace among the young people. They respect him a lot and don’t cause trouble for us and themselves.”Further down the road toward the main border post with Sierra Leone, is the BIN office. It is housed in a thatched hut, which leaks profusely when it rains. The hut is at least a mile and half away from the main demarcation line dividing Sierra Leone and Liberia. At the time of the visit, Wednesday, May 20, only two BIN officers were on duty and one of them revealed that they were only four assigned in the district, which has more than 10 illegal entry points and at least one international crossing point.One of them stated: “We need good space to operate from. We are operating from this makeshift place as national security officers. This does not look presentable at all for us as a country.”He stated that they usually abandon their post whenever it begins to rain because the hut leaks.VP Boakai was last week in Vahun to tell Lofaians thanks for working together to flush Ebola out of the county. He promised “personally to fix” a particular bad spot on the only road that links the district with the rest of the country.During most of the 15 years of civil war, the district was completely cut off from the rest of Liberia, except by bush paths.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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President assents to nurses and midwives legislation

first_img…weeks after no-confidence motion successfully passedThe certification of the no-confidence vote has signalled that all post-December 21, 2018 Government business should be limited to essential operations.However, President David Granger on January 23, 2019 gave his assent to the Amended Nurses and Midwives Bill, making it law. On January 4, 2019, the National Assembly, without the presence of Opposition Members of Parliament (MPs), met and passed the Bill.This was about two weeks after the no-confidence motion was successfully passed and certified by the Speaker of the National Assembly.Government had a majority of 33 over the Opposition’s 32 seats, but was defeatedPresident David Grangerafter former Alliance For Change (AFC) member Charrandas Persaud broke ranks and made a conscience vote in favour of the motion.Meanwhile, the legality of the Bill’s passage and subsequent presidential assent, as with other post-December 21 initiatives, is likely to garner much contention, since some legal minds opined that Government should have a limited role.But President Granger has openly stated that he would remain President and that “there is no such thing as a caretaker Government”.Some legal minds are of the view that Guyana could be on the path to a constitutional crisis. One such person is People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament and former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, who said on Wednesday that Government’s delaying measures in calling elections could affect Guyana’s stance on a number of national and international matters, since an “illegitimate Government” would not be appropriate to advocate the country’s cause on an international stage.Nevertheless, via the President’s assent to the Amended Nurses and Midwives legislation, provision has been made to allow nurses and midwives the opportunity to study and specialise in various areas. The previous Nurses’ Bill, which governed the training and employment of nurses and midwives, had been enacted since 1942. As reported, nurses would have the opportunity to study and upgrade their careers through tertiary education and other studies.The law provides for a Nurses and Midwives Council to be established. The law sought to make provision for the registration and regulation of nurses, midwives and nursing assistants. It outlines that anyone in the nursing profession found guilty of professional misconduct can face a fine of up to $100,000.Another penalty relates to practising without a valid licence, wherein the Bill says that any nurse or midwife guilty of this offence shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine of $500,000 and 12 months’ imprisonment.last_img read more

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Children should improve performance in all subjects – Chief Education Officer

first_imgNGSA 2019Guyana’s top performers at the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) were revealed on Wednesday, and the Education Ministry has commenced its analysis to better these grades next year.Chief Education Officer Marcel HutsonChief Education Officer Marcel Hutson explained that an overall improvement across all subjects would be ideal“We want to see our children improve in their performance overall in every subject area … We want to see a universal movement in all the subject areas. We have to make sure that we’re not focusing on [Mathematics and English] at the expense of others. That is something that is brought sharply into focus at this time,” Hutson said.This position is critical, since only one subject area – Mathematics – recorded progress when compared to last year’s results. The other three areas – English, Science and Social Studies – saw a reduced number of students gaining 50 per cent or more.It was explained that the Mathematics campaign which was previously implemented in schools would be extended to other subject areas, and remedial programmes would continue for slow performers.“We have always been cognisant of the fact that we need to have programmes to improve the performance of our children. I think the Mathematics camp has shown some positive results, because we have seen improved performance in all the regions. What is important for us to recognise are those subjects that are critical for us to matriculate. Our students have been consistently doing well, that is in English and Mathematics,” the Chief Education Officer said.He added, “Remediation is something that our teachers have always been doing. We need to discover the weaknesses of our children and strategies that will help to develop those weaknesses. We have seen that in the camps and we hope to use that kind of information and extend it to other subject areas.”Technology and robotics have also been taking the classrooms by storm along with the introduction of smart classrooms.“We have consistently been training our teachers in content and methodology. That is something that we are moving towards and we’re looking at a strong appraisal system, where our teachers will be brought to account for their stewardship. We’re going in the realm of robotics and smart classrooms. We’re trying to use technology now … Our children tend to be motivated when we use these kinds of mediums for teaching and learning,” he expressed.Presently, the Ministry is awaiting data from the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) to determine what topics students were challenged by and how the situation should be addressed.“Once we would have seen the items where they would have fallen down, we would be able to take it from there, because we would really need to know what are the specific areas or topics that our children might have been affected.”Venisha Lall of CV Nunes Primary and Dave Chowtie of Graham’s Hall Primary tied for the top spot at this year’s examination.last_img read more

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Get your kicks at newly renovated Fieldhouse

first_imgThe facility is now officially open for the general public to rent, which can be used for a variety of purposes, from a friendly game of soccer between friends, soccer tournaments or even birthday parties. Packages for birthdays are being offered by the facility.Rates to rent the new and improved indoor soccer pitch vary from $48.99 per hour for youth, to $98.97 per hour for adults. For those looking to get a late night game in, the facility is available to be rented until 11:30 p.m.Stacey Miranda, the Recreation Manager for the facility, says now that the grand opening has taken place, facility staff will now be looking into adding other attractions within the facility, such as a meeting room space in the upstairs area.- Advertisement -City Councillor Larry Evans, Co-Chair of the Kids Arena Fieldhouse Committee, says the facility will also benefit from attracting outside communities to rent the facility for league and tournament use.If interested in renting the facility, call the Fieldhouse at 250-794-3271 to inquire about available times.last_img read more

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Community Events for the weekend of Nov 14th

first_imgFriday, Nov 13, 2009  08.30 PMNEBC Midget Flyers vs Edge MaroonNorth Peace ArenaSports & Fitness Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Type – Advertisement – Friday, Nov 13, 2009 – Saturday, Nov 14, 2009  02.00 PM – 08.00 PMAntique & Collectibles SaleLegionFundraiser ,Market Sunday, Nov 15, 2009 – Thursday, Dec 31, 2009 Magical Christmas MarketPeace Gallery NorthMarket , Art & Culture Friday, Nov 13, 2009 – Saturday, Nov 14, 2009  07.00 PMBlind Mule at Egan’sEgan’s PubMusic ,Community Saturday, Nov 14, 2009  08.30 PMNEBC Midget Flyers vs Edge GoldNorth Peace ArenaSports & Fitness Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 – Sunday, Nov 15, 2009  10.00 AM – 04.00 PMChristmas Craft Show–Community ,Market Saturday, Nov 14, 2009  09.00 AM – 04.00 PMFort St. John Farmers MarketNorth Peace ArenaMarket Saturday, Nov 14, 2009  09.00 AM – 05.00 PMCustomer Service Workshop–Conferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings Saturday, Nov 14, 2009  10.00 AM – 03.00 PMDr. Kearney School Craft FairDr Kearney Jr Secondary SchoolArt & Culture ,Market ,Community ,Youth ,Children & Family Saturday, Nov 14, 2009  09.00 AM – 03.00 PMRobert Ogilvie BazaarRobert Ogilvie Elementary SchoolMarket Saturday, Nov 14, 2009  01.00 PM – 04.00 PMAnglican Church Women’s Tea, Bake, Gift and Book SaleShared ChurchCommunity ,Market ,Children & Family Saturday, Nov 14, 2009  07.00 PMElves’ Christmas Opening NightQuality Inn Northern Grand HotelCommunity ,Celebration Friday, Nov 13, 2009  07.00 PMHigh ValleyNorth Peace Cultural CentreMusic ,Community Sunday, Nov 15, 2009 04.00 PMLittle Bear – Winter TailsNorth Peace Cultural CentreChildren & Family Below is a list of community events taking place this weekend in Fort St. John Saturday, Nov 14, 2009  06.30 PMDinner Theatre – Spontaneous Combustion ImprovQuality Inn Northern Grand HotelTheatre & Performances Friday, Nov 13, 2009 – Sunday, Nov 15, 2009 Tidy Trucking & Rhyason BonspielFort St. John Curling ClubCommunity ,Sports & Fitnesslast_img read more

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Neymar to miss PSG Cup tie after returning to Brazil

first_img0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar has returned to his native Brazil to deal with a family matter and will miss their League Cup tie at Strasbourg on December 13, 2017 © AFP/File / Tobias SCHWARZPARIS, France, Dec 12 – Paris Saint-Germain will again be without Neymar for their League Cup tie at Strasbourg on Wednesday, the club confirmed.Coach Unai Emery confirmed on Monday that the world’s most expensive player had been allowed to return to his native Brazil to deal with a family matter. Neymar had already missed the 3-1 weekend win against Lille due to suspension, and Emery said on Monday that he hoped the former Barcelona star would be back in “three or four days”.But PSG’s confirmed squad for the last-16 tie in Strasbourg — where they lost 2-1 in the league 10 days ago — was missing Neymar as well as Thiago Silva, Thiago Motta, Adrien Rabiot and Layvin Kurzawa. They have won the League Cup in each of the last four seasons.Amid speculation as to the reasons behind Neymar’s trip home, Brazilian website Globoesporte published social media messages accompanied by photographs which suggest he could have been at the birthday party of his friend’s father and had also visited a dental clinic.On Monday, Neymar published a photo of himself on Twitter with the message: “Focus, strength and faith for the celebration of another day!!”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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STAY! Massimiliano Allegri urges Alvaro Morata to shun Arsenal interest

first_imgMassimiliano Allegri has urged Alvaro Morata to remain at Juventus next season – amid firm interest from Real Madrid and Arsenal.The Spain striker is being heavily linked with a return to his former club Real this summer, while Arsenal are monitoring his next move closely.However, Allegri believes a move to either of those clubs will hinder Morata’s development but thinks Juve have enough strikers to cope if the 23-year-old does depart the club.“His goal in the Coppa Italia final is a sign of continuity,” Allegri told UnoMattina.“He’s a young guy, and he needs to stay a few more years at Juventus in order to grow.“I have a team full of very strong strikers. This team is hard to improve, so the way we must do it is by improving individual players.“Improving by buying players from other teams is difficult for us.” Alvaro Morata in action for Spain 1last_img read more

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Gutsy Donny Williams learns sore hand was fractured

first_imgThe good news after Hart High baseball standout Donny Williams injured his hand last week sliding into home plate was that he hit a home run on his next at-bat. The bad news is X-rays later revealed a spiral fracture, and he will miss the rest of season. “It’s a very big loss,” coach Jim Ozella said. “Someone has to step up, because Donny is one of the best players on the team.” Williams is a tough kid. He played two games – with two pitching appearances – with the broken hand, hoping the swelling would go down. When the hand didn’t heal properly, he saw a doctor and received the bad news. “It was one of the gutsiest performances I’ve seen,” longtime Hart statistician Mike Gaber said. The 6-foot junior is batting .429 in seven at-bats, and he also has struck out three in three innings with a 2.33 ERA. Williams emerged last year as one of the top sophomores in Southern Section Div. II, finishing 4-3 with two saves and a 2.95 ERA in 57 innings to help Hart to the quarterfinals. He also batted .245 with five RBIs in 53 at-bats. Valencia’s Casey Mulligan might be the Foothill League’s hardest-throwing pitcher, but he has been used sparingly a total of four hitless innings with six strikeouts the first month of the season. There are big plans ahead for Mulligan. The strategy is to utilize the Cal State Fullerton-bound multipurpose standout at pitcher more frequently as the season progresses, and Mulligan could break into the starting rotation during the final weeks of the season and the playoffs. For now, coach Jared Snyder loves Mulligan as a closer, especially when Mulligan relieves ace Scott Fowler, a left-handed off-speed specialist who gives hitters a much different look. Hart and Saugus are among the high school football teams scheduled to participate in a tug-of-war contest April 7 at Staples Center, before the Arena League game between the Avengers and New York Dragons. Advance tickets can be purchased for $14.50 through the schools’ athletic offices, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the programs. Hart is No. 15 and Canyon is No. 30 in the final Cal-Hi Sports state girls’ basketball rankings. Canyon’s football team will play host to a weightlifting contest April 22 at 8 a.m. Awards will be presented to the strongest team and individuals, based on weight class. Spots are available. Information: (661) 252-6111. James McGoldrick, an avid supporter of local football, has created a new Web site: scvgridiron.com, linking information about preps, college and youth leagues. Information: (661) 799-7286 or scvgridiron@gmail.com. The Foothill League softball season will start with a showdown between powerhouses Valencia (8-1) and Saugus (8-4) at 3:15 p.m. Thursday. The Vikings will be home. Valencia, which advanced to the Div. I final last year, returns standout pitcher Jordan Taylor (7-1, 0.26 ERA). Semifinalist Saugus returns sluggers Victoria Kemp (.419, three home runs) and Tiffany Huff (.480, one home run). Kemp, a junior, has 17 career home runs, four shy of former Canyon star Crystl Bustos’ area record of 21, set in 1992-95. With just three Foothill League football teams to qualify for a playoff berth if a new playoff-grouping format becomes official next month, annual outsider Saugus is under pressure to improve. The Centurions (4-7 in 2005) haven’t won a playoff game since 1999; Hart, Canyon and Valencia have combined for 38 playoff victories during that span. Kyle Monson, Nick Gautier, Desi Rodriguez and Mario Wright are competing for starting quarterback at Saugus, and Mike Torres, Ryan Zirbel and Ry Biehahn are competing at tailback. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. He can be reached at (661) 257-5218 or gerry.gittelson@dailynews.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want 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

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