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After international duties, Raymar Jose takes talents to PBA

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Those stops were enough to earn him a spot in the Gilas Pilipinas roster for the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, helping the Philippines win another gold medal in men’s basketball.Jose was also part of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas crew which competed in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup in Chenzhou, China, where he amassed averages of 5.0 markers and 3.4 boards in 11.7 minutes.What you see is what you get on the 25-year-old’s game, and he’s leaning on his strengths to establish his name in the pro league.“What I can give to the team is my hustle and defense. I’m known for doing whatever the team needs from me, so I’ll just make sure to do the little things for whatever team drafts me,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT “I focused on Gilas first. But when the Champions Cup was over, I felt that I was ready,” he said.Jose has had a memorable collegiate career, establishing himself as one of the toughest bruisers in the amateur ranks in his time with the Tamaraws.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHe averaged 11.1 points and 11.0 rebounds in 27.6 minutes in his final year in Morayta before  joining Kaohsiung Truth in the ASEAN Basketball League, where he netted 10.6 markers and 4.8 boards.Jose would later on sign up with Cignal HD Hawkeyes, averaging 12.27 points and 10.18 rebounds en route to him being named as the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup MVP. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson US misses World Cup for 1st time since 1986 with loss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Raymar Jose. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRaymar Jose is raring to continue the tradition of Far Eastern U alumni making an impact in the PBA.After honing his craft in the international stage, the 6-foot-4 forward takes on a new challenge as he enters the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

How an accident has change the life of a Goed Fortuin family

first_imgAlmost one month after he was stuck down on the Goed Fortuin Public Road, 43-year-old amputee Wazir Ali is still hospitalised and his wife Gaitree Ali is finding it difficult to cope with the expenses of tending to him.On May 29, Wazir Ali of Industry, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was standing on the roadway when he, alongWazir Ali on his cot in the hospitalwith a 14-year-old boy, was struck by a motorcar bearing registration plates PTT 1343 and driven by Donald Downer. The driver had claimed that he lost control of the car and slammed into teenager, and then Ali before smashing into a parked motorcar bearing registration plates PLL 7857.Ali recalled the day of the dreadful incident, telling Guyana Times that he was visiting his two children at Goed Fortuin when the accident occurred. “I was at Goed Fortuin main road… opposite a place… a tire shop. A guy pull up in a black car and ask me fuh space fuh par. He went back into his car and pull into the shop. I saw two kids standing on the road and this car pass next to them so I holler on them. When I holler on them… I mek a left turn. When I swing to my left, all I hear is ‘badang!’ and that’s all I know. I wake up in the hospital,” he related.He received severe injuries to his head, arms and legs, and due to the severity of the injuries to his left leg, it had to be amputated. He expressed his frustration with being hospitalised as he cannot support his children from a cot. “This gon mek three weeks since I in the hospital. I lost my leg, and it ain’t even heal yet. It ain’t easy… it ain’t easy,” he stated, adding that his children are minors who attend school. He related that the driver is yet to visit him or offer compensation. “I don’t know the name of the driver or nothing, I never see him on to a day like today,” he explained.Meanwhile, Ali’s wife voiced her frustrations, telling this publication that it has been a gruelling and financially difficult period since her husband was hospitalised. “It’s been stressful cause it’s 25 days he’s been in here and every day I got to come in the morning, during lunch and in the afternoon. For the past two weeks my work place has been flexing with me but I have to work so I won’t be able to make it lunch time. And it’s difficult because every day I have to take a taxi. And the person that hit [him] never came to check on him or offer any sort of compensation or assistance… nothing at all,” the woman explained. The injured man’s wife further explained that her husband has to undergo another surgery on his leg.She related that while the driver was charged, he is currently on bail and the court case is being impeded as Ali cannot make an appearance.“The story is in court. I went two times but it’s calling and put off because he is in the hospital,” she stated.The woman said that this accident has changed the family’s life completely. She added that she is now the breadwinner of the family as her husband lies helpless in the hospitallast_img read more

Japanese Gov’t Provides US$68K Grant to LNRCS

first_imgThe Government of Japan has offered a grant of US$68K to the Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS).The provision was made through Japanese Ambassador to Liberia, Kaorn Yoshimura, who is resident in Accra, Ghana. The fund is to be used through the Japanese Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGHSP).The GGHSP, since 2013, has supported the LNRCS and has provided funding to support the renovation and supplies for the LNRCS health facility, specifically the maternal and newborn facilities at the Red Cross headquarters.The signing ceremony took place Tuesday at the headquarters of the LNRCS in Monrovia. Ambassador Yoshimura signed on behalf of his government while the Secretary General of LNRCS, Fayiah Tamba, signed for LNRCS.The grant is intended to provide medical equipment and supplies for EVD control with its overall objective to contribute to the reduction of the mortality and morbidity related deaths in Liberia through awareness and messaging, social mobilization, and psycho-social support to those affected in Montserrado County.Targeted counties for intervention, according to officials of LNRCS, are Montserrado and Margibi Counties.Ambassador Yoshimura said his government wants to ensure that everything necessary is done to have the Ebola virus eradicated from the country and the sub-region. He noted that there are positive signs that the fight will definitely be won.He noted that the Japanese effort in the fight does not start with the signing of the grant, but rather the country, since the outbreak, has provided more than US$168M through international organizations that were involved in the fight.The Japanese Government also provided emergency relief goods worth millions of dollars to Liberia through the Japanese International Commission Agency (JICA). It also donated seven ambulances and 48 beds to the Liberian government.In December last year, the Japanese government donated Personal Protective Equipment worth thousands of dollars along with consumables to support Bong and Margibi Counties’ Ebola Case Management.Making remarks upon signing the agreement, the LNRCS SG Tamba noted that the grant is in the right direction, especially at a time when Liberia is in need of every support to finally defeat the virus.He said in the midst of the drastic decline of EVD infections, there is a need to remain vigilant at the community, country and regional levels to ensure that the virus is eliminated.Mr. Tamba said that the LNRCS volunteers are engaged in various thematic areas of social work in buttressing government’s efforts to end the epidemic and the signing of the grant was a great boost in that direction.“The LNRCS leads the fight against the EVD in terms of implementation at the national level, in which Japan has been very instrumental. All of these supports, coupled with those from other partners, are yielding the needed results and we are very grateful to God for this,” he said.He further disclosed that the LNRCS, in collaboration with other partners, concluded what he termed as the LNRCS recovery assessment.He noted that though the virus has virtually left the country, its impacts such as orphans, economic hardships and others, will continue to be felt.LNRCS Head of Program, Precious Dennis, said the Japanese Government’s support has always been timely, and highly appreciated by LNRCS.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Father of 2 granted $150,000 bail

first_img…accused of stealing motorcycle, gas stoveA father of two young children appeared before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for alleging stealing a motorcycle and other items.Sylvester CroftSylvester Croft, 28, of Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara (WBD) appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore and denied that between November 8 and November 9, 2017 at 2 ½ Miles Bartica, he stole one Honda motorcycle with registration number CGE 6387 valued $650,000; one gas burner valued $4000 and one gas cylinder valued $6000, property of Mark John.The Police Prosecutor did not object to bail, which was granted to the farmer in the sum of $150,000. The defendant will return to court on November 15, 2017.last_img read more

Pochettino urges Spurs superiors to take risks in transfer market

first_imgTottenham have also spent only a fraction of the hundreds of millions outlaid in the transfer market by the two Manchester clubs to take the top two spots in the league.Instead, Pochettino has worked wonders by developing and improving an extremely talented young squad.However, patience may be wearing thin for some players not earning as much they could elsewhere after it was revealed last month that chairman Daniel Levy saw his own pay last season rise £3.16 million ($4.3 million) to just over £6 million a year.“I think Daniel is going to listen to me. But you know me and sometimes I have some crazy ideas,” said Pochettino.“You need to be brave. In this type of situation, with a club with our unbelievable fans, being brave is the most important, and to take risks.“I think it’s a moment the club needs to take risks and if possible work harder than the previous season to be competitive again.”However, Pochettino’s wishes could be hampered by spiralling costs for the new stadium, reportedly set to hit £1 billion.Outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger even suggested last week that prized assets like Harry Kane might need to be sold to balance the books in the wake of the stadium move.Wenger was forced to battle to keep Arsenal competitive despite the financial handicap of paying back bank loans and selling a number of his top players following Arsenal’s move from Highbury to the Emirates in 2006.The Frenchman said keeping Arsenal in the Champions League for the following nine years was his “best job” as a manager.“The prices for the stadium have doubled, (but) the transfers of the players have tripled or quadrupled,” said Wenger.“A £10 million player when we built the stadium was huge. Today a guy like Kane, I don’t know for much they can sell him, £100m? So they might get more supply. But they have to face it.”Pochettino has been widely praised for breaking into the top four on a consistent basis, but insists much more needs to be done if he is to lift his first trophy as a coach next season.“I don’t know if the club will be agreeing with me or not, but we are going to talk next week on what we need to do to improve,” said the Argentine.“That is a little bit up to Daniel of course, to the club, to be happy with us, because after four years I think we need to assess that period.“If we want to play and be real contenders for big, big trophies, yes, we need to review a little.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino has urged chairman Daniel Levy to be “brave” in the transfer market © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, May 14 – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino called on the club’s chairman Daniel Levy to match his ambitions by being “brave” in the transfer market ahead of moving to a new 62,000 capacity stadium.Spurs sealed Champions League football for a third straight season by finishing third in the Premier League despite having reportedly just the sixth highest wage bill behind Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.last_img read more


first_imgA COUNTY Donegal girl has just returned home from a dream two week holiday  in Barbados after becoming the face of SpecSavers in Ireland and the UK.And now she’s landed a dream summer job with a local marketing, design, web and PR Agency. Ardara marketing student Marie Gildea is just 21 – and millions of people can see her face on the opticians’ website and advertising sites throughout these islands.And for the next year as she also pursues a career with top model agencies with MOT in London and Assets in Dublin, she will also have fashion and lifestyle guru Gok Wan as her mentor.Marie, in her third year of her marketing course at LYIT, has also started a career with Grace Ann Consultancy in Letterkenny. FROM ARDARA TO BARBADOS FOR DONEGAL GIRL AFTER DREAM JOB WIN was last modified: June 28th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GA PR consultancyLYITMaria GildeaMarketingMediaSpecsaversWeblast_img read more

Tax incentive for companies to save energy

first_img4 December 2013The Department of Energy is introducing a tax incentive for South African companies that make measurable savings in their energy consumption.Briefing journalists in Johannesburg on Wednesday, the department’s director-general, Nelisiwe Magubane, announced the promulgation of regulations which will allow Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, in consultation with the ministers of energy and trade and industry, to publish the tax incentive.The incentive will contribute to energy efficiency and the reduction of South Africa’s greenhouse gas emissions, Magubane said.He said the regulations would be published soon, and urged businesses to scale up their energy efficiency improvement measures so as to take advantage of the incentive.“We’re not saying to companies, reduce your energy use by simply switching off machines. We are saying, run your machines in an energy saving way.”Registration with SanediTo benefit from the incentive, companies will have to register with the South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi), which will administer the technical component of the incentive.Cecil Marden, chief director at the National Treasury, said the incentive would work “on the basis of quantifiable energy that you have saved expressed as kwh kilowatt hours, and for each kwh that you have saved, you will get a 45 cent tax relief.”On the projected cost of the incentive to the national fiscus, Marden said: “That is difficult to estimate right now … We will rely on Sanedi, which will collate data upfront. Once we have data from Sanedi, we will be able to quantify that.”Marden said South Africa was “a fairly energy-intensive country, and over the years some effort has been made and energy efficiency is improving. We’ve made a commitment as Treasury to support the Department of Energy to deal with energy efficiency.”The department, the Treasury, Sanedi and the South African Revenue Service will conduct workshops from January to March 2014 to help businesses understand the incentive and the registration process. Information will also be made available on Sector Energy Efficiency ProjectThe department, together with the National Business Initiative, also launched the Private Sector Energy Efficiency Project on Wednesday.The initiative will help companies – both commercial and industrial, large and small – to identify energy savings measures, and has received financial support from the British government.This augured well for the implantation of the new tax incentive, Magubane said, adding that the government’s National Energy Efficiency Strategy set a national target of reducing South Africa’s energy intensity by 12% by 2015. The strategy had recently been reviewed and was ready to be submitted for Cabinet approval, he noted.National Business Initiative CEO Joanne Yawitch said the Private Sector Energy Efficiency Project aimed to work “with about 60 large companies and just over 1 000 medium-sized companies to support the awareness and uptake of best practice in energy management and energy efficiency”.Yawitch said the initiative would offer remote advice for small businesses, technical face-to-face support for medium-sized companies, and longer-term support of energy management and strategy for large companies.Source: read more

From jiggy bots to satellites for South African girls

first_img17 June 2014A group of about 20 girls from various schools in Cape Town spent this year’s Youth Day, on 16 June, building jiggy bots – tiny robots whose movements can be controlled.They were taking part in the first of a series of workshops that have been set up as an introduction to the world of electronics. The workshops will culminate in a week-long session to construct Africa’s first private satellite. The satellite will be sent to the Mojave Desert in California for launch in early 2016.The project is run by the Meta Economic Development Organisation (Medo), which hopes to build up girls’ technical skills before they matriculate. The company was motivated to launch the programme, focused on science, technology, engineering and maths, by the shortage of technical skills in the country.“The reality is, half the young women in this room, when they matriculate, are not going to have formal jobs,” Medo chief executive Judi Sandrock told The Daily Maverick. “We have to start a lot earlier.”Science and technology is for girls tooSandrock said that in 2014, only 7.5% of South Africa’s matric students passed maths with 60% and over as their overall mark for the subject. For physical science, the figure was even lower. This could lead to a big problem.Asked whether science was only for boys, participants responded in the negative. “Jeez, that’s not true,” said Grade 12 student Ovaya Mandlakhe, who goes to Matthew Goniwe Memorial High School in Khayelitsha. “At my school, girls are better [at science] than boys.”After matriculating, Ovaya would like to study medicine and become a doctor.“Anyone can do anything! There’s no such thing that boys are better than girls,” said Imaan Shaik of South Peninsula High, in Diep River.It’s aliveBuilding the robots fuelled the girls’ thirst for knowledge. “It’s amazing to see how all these bits come together to create something so technical and amazing,” said Siddiqah Latief of Pelican Park High School, near Zeekoevlei. She said she had started to love science and would like to build a career in the field.“I never thought building things could be this interesting,” said Nina-Rose Clarke, from Pinelands High School in Pinelands. “I am loving this experience. It’s so exciting to be exposed to more than just drawing and studying ideas. Constructing stuff is so much better.”A race to cap the dayA race of jiggy bots ended the workshop. Some moved in a straight line, while others staggered around. But in the end, Ovaya’s bot, named “Junior”, was victorious. “It was a shock it was so fast,” she said.Sources: News24Wire and The Daily Mavericklast_img read more

Promising IPV Offender Interventions

first_imgBy Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhDCreative Commons [Flickr, Battling PTSD, May 24, 2010]In a recent blog, we highlighted a study conducted by Dr. Taft and colleagues establishing the link between PTSD and relationship problems. But, are there effective treatment solutions for perpetrators of violence?  In an article published by Dr. Taft and colleagues [1], the researchers reported on preliminary findings from an intervention that shows promise.The authors report that intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant problem in military couples – the frequency of violence for military couples may be as much as 3 times the frequency of violence in civilian intimate relationships.  There is limited information on the effectiveness of interventions for IPV. When the preliminary study of the Strength at Home intervention was published, the authors indicated that there were no empirically validated studies of IPV interventions in military couples.The Strength at Home model uses a cognitive-behavioral intervention in a group setting.  The 12-week program uses a closed group format, meeting weekly in 2 hour sessions.  Initial sessions focus on education on IPV and common reactions to trauma.  Weeks 3 and 4 provide conflict management and assertiveness skills. The third phase focuses on identifying negative thought patterns contributing to anger and IPV, relating thoughts to core trauma issues, and coping with stress.  The final sessions include instruction on a range of effective communication skills, capped by a session focusing on the gains witnessed over the past 11 weeks.Participants in the intervention were included if they had been in a recent relationship, met DSM criteria for PTSD, had a self or collateral report of physical IPV, and provided consent to contact their female partner.  The study included 6 male participants after screening and excluding participants that did not complete the assessment, intervention, and/or follow-up.  Male physical and psychological IPV was assessed prior to initiating treatment and 6 months after treatment completion.  Their female counterparts were assessed prior to the military member’s treatment and 6 months after treatment.  Preliminary study results indicated that intervention participants:Perpetrated significantly lower physical IPV,Showed significantly lower psychological IPV, andDisplayed a significant decrease in the frequency of psychological aggression,While this study is only preliminary, the results show promise of developing a practice for treating perpetrators of IPV.  It is notable that the sample size was very small, and there was a very high drop-out rate. A randomized controlled trial of the Strength at Home intervention is currently being conducted to more systematically assess the program outcomes on a larger sample.For more information on the Strength at Home intervention, visit our website for information on Dr. Taft’s upcoming webinar.References[1] Taft, C.T., Macdonald, A., Monson, C.M., Walling, S.M., Resick, P.A., Murphy, C.M. (2013). “Strength at home” Group intervention for military population engaging in intimate partner violence: Pilot findings. Journal of Family Violence, 28(3), 225-231. DOI: 10.1007/s10896-013-9496This post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

Friday Field Notes

first_imgMoriah Legvold is with the MN National Guard as a Child and Youth Program Coordinator and  has been working with State Family Programs for 3 years. Previously, Moriah was an elementary teacher at Iowa Connections Academy.  She has gained experience and a passion for military youth as a Camp Adventure Counselor on an active duty base in Hawaii during Summer 2010.  She continued her passion volunteering for the Iowa National Guard for 1 ½ years around the time she graduated from college in 2011 with a degree in Elementary Education at William Penn University. In our fourth Friday Field Notes blog post we are highlighting how State Family Programs has partnered with their local cooperative extension at the University of Minnesota to create some diverse youth programming.  As you read this post, consider how your efforts to build community capacity to enhance the resilience and well-being of military families via job and career assistance might benefit  from a collaboration with cooperative extension in your community.We first connected with the University of Minnesota Extension when a grant was funded to help support Military Kids through Operation Military Kids.  Operation Military Kids was established in 2005 in effort to support children of National Guard and Reserve soldiers who are called to active duty.  Operation Military Kids provides a support network to youth and their families by connecting them helpful people and organizations in their hometowns.Our OMK partnership has consisted of developing our MN Military Teen Panel.  The panel was started in 2010 to support military teens who have a parent currently serving in the National Guard or Reserves.  This is a group of about 14 teens who plan the Teen Summit each year. At our Teen Summit we have utilized 4-H Youth Development Educator, Brian McNeil to teach small group and large group workshops.  We have also partnered with them during Month of the Military Child to award Art Contest participants with prizes and promote Month of the Military Child t-shirts.  The partnerships also included support military children with a parent deployed.  At Yellow Ribbon events, Operation Military Kids provided a Regional Activity Coordinator to implement 6th-12th grade curriculum, provide Hero Packs (for kids with a parent getting ready to deploy) and comfort pillows (with a parent currently deployed) to 3-18 years old.  OMK supported a variety of events for Military Youth including Boots On Camp, SPEAK Out, and Family Camps.Since OMK funding has ended on a national level our partnership with Extension has continued.  We have utilized Extension for our workshops at the Teen Summit.  This year we are utilizing a Health and Nutrition Educator to teach a workshop on Healthy Living.  In the past we have utilized Family Development Educator, Sara Croymans, for a workshop on Finances, Cassandra Silveira for a workshop on Nutrition.   We are continuing to handout Hero Packs and Comfort Pillows at Yellow Ribbon Events.  In addition to the Hero Packs and Comfort Pillows we received a slew of OMK materials that we hand out at our Tween Overnights and Teen Leadership Forum.We haven’t had the chance to connect MN Military with 4-H Youth. However, recently at our Teen Leadership Forum we had 4-H come to implement their Engineering Clinic.  Along with a 4-H County Program Coordinator there was 4 4-H Youth who lead each group of teens throughout the clinic.We have found many benefits to partnering with a great organization, Extension.  There is a vast variety of personnel, and resources to pull from.  The knowledge base of Extension personnel far exceeds what any other organization has to support youth, in general. The opportunities are endless with partnering with an organization consisting of a wide variety of subject matters.  What helps is the fact they are local.  We continue to attend the 4-H Military Partnership Meeting each Spring, where we gather great ideas on how to further develop our partnership with 4-H and extensions as a whole.About us:Laura Groenweg, is the Lead Child and Youth Program Coordinator at Cognitive Professional Service Corporation.  She has been working with State Family Programs for 6 years, and started the Minnesota Military Teen Panel, or MMTP, 5 years ago. In that time she has become a military spouse and has had 2 boys, Levi, 2 ½ years old and Simon, 9 months old.  Recently, she experienced a 6 month separation while her husband was attending Basic Officer Leadership course in Ft. Sill, OK.last_img read more