Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone01:29Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lawrence Domingo collected nine markers and seven rebounds, but almost cost Alab the victory after he fouled Hanbin Ng on a three-point attempt with 1:58 remaining in regulation that had Singapore tying the game at 75.Chris Charles carried the load for the Slingers with a double-double of 22 points, 11 rebounds that went with four blocks, and three assists, while Ng stepped up big for his crew as he went 4-of-5 from three to nab 15 markers and two boards.Mandani added 13 points as Singapore dropped to 3-5.The scores:ALAB PILIPINAS 89 — Balkman 26, Brownlee 17, Parks 11, Domingo 9, Raymundo 8, Urbiztondo 8, Celiz 3, Hontiveros 3, Maierhofer 2, Sumalinog 2, Alabanza 0.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments SINGAPORE SLINGERS 80 — Charles 22, Ng 15, Mandani 13, Alexander 10, Low 10, Goh 9, Liew 1, Folkoff 0, Kwek 0, Oh 0.Quarters: 21-17, 36-36, 63-60, 78-78, 89-80.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTruly turning a new leaf in the new year, Tanduay Alab Pilipinas stretched its winning run to three games after holding off the Singapore Slingers in overtime, 89-80, Sunday in the Asean Basketball League at OCBC Arena in Singapore.Renaldo Balkman paced the Philippine side with 26 points, eight rebounds, two assists, four assists and two blocks, while Justin Brownlee triggered the pullaway in the extra period and finished with 17 markers, seven boards, eight assists, two steals, and two rejections.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Bobby Ray Parks Jr. unloaded 11 points and none bigger than his three-point play with 1:10 remaining that put the nail in the coffin as Alab took the 87-78 advantage.The Filipinos finally got their act together in OT and held Singaporeans scoreless for the better part of the period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRobby Celiz drained the left corner three off a Parks dime to put Alab up, 78-75 with 50.2 seconds to go.AJ Mandani forced extra time with a booming 3-pointer, 78-all, with 12.2 seconds left after Brownlee’s potential game-sealing floater rattled out. Wright catches fire as Phoenix deals NLEX its 1st loss
Did Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara Konneh really say what Inprofile and The News newspapers said he did? This is the question on everyone’s mind today.The problem is three-fold: first, what was said, which seems to be totally unbelievable; second, who said it, again completely surprising; and third, against whom it was said, which is equally unbelievable.Let us deal with the first problem—what was it that Minister Konneh reportedly said? Both Inprofile and The News quoted Minister Konneh as having said that since his incumbency in 2012, the government of Liberia (GOL) had generated US$3.1 billion in revenues, but most of it had been spent on administration, involving only 40,000 people, as against 4.1 million Liberians.If President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s administration is not careful how it spends government money, Mr. Konneh is reported to have told a Liberian town hall meeting in Philadelphia, then “there may be a recurrence of April 14, 1979 Rice Riots.” The second problem is, who was talking? Both newspapers clearly indicated that it was Finance Minister Konneh. It may be recalled that the President in 2012 transferred him from the post of Minister of Economic Planning Affairs, to Minister of Finance. In appointing him to that far more important position, the President moved Finance Minister Augustine Ngafuan to Minister of Foreign Affairs, which was technically a promotion, since he then became Dean of the Cabinet. But Foreign Affairs in purely technical terms may not be as powerful as Finance, for that is where the money is and from where most of the shots are called.That is precisely why it was unbelievable that an official as high as Finance Minister Konneh would be so bold, and some may say inept (clumsy, careless) as to make the statements he uttered, especially while he was abroad. So before publishing Defense Minister Brownie Samukai’s reaction, this newspaper took pains to contact the Finance boss to confirm the report. But Minister Konneh did not respond.In Minister Samukai’s clearly articulated reaction, unmistakably aimed at Minister Konneh— though Samukai denied the link—the Defense Minister confidently declared that there would be no repeat of April 14. Addressing prospective graduates of Stella Maris Polytechnic last Wednesday, he insisted that the state security was quite prepared to protect and defend the country after UNMIL leaves, as they are scheduled to do in 2016.Minister Samukai went further. Speaking as a veritable and wholly committed part of the President’s government, he declared, “If you are part of the team, accept the moral responsibility of that team. Do not go out and castigate the team as though you are ‘Mr. Clean’ within the system.”The two most important questions that arise are first, did Minister Konneh actually make those comments? If he did, what led him to that? Did he make them out of frustration or desperation? Did this lead him to go for broke—meaning, I don’t care now? If this is the case, what was the straw that broke the camel’s back?There have indeed been many criticisms of the current government, not the least of them being corruption and the way money is spent. On March 24 this newspaper said editorially that there was an apparent financial crisis in one of the most lucrative state enterprises—the National Oil Company (NOCAL). And we wondered where had the money suddenly gone—to someone’s political campaign, or what?If the Finance Minister himself—who signs most GOL checks—can be critical of the way government money is spent, then this is VERY SERIOUS.The state security apparatus—as the Defense Minister has said—may be up to the task to arrest any sign of instability. BUT! Our security is not nor will it ever be stronger than that of Egypt or Muammar Gaddafi—both in 2011, when we all know what happened.We do not wish for an Arab Spring in Liberia. Heaven knows we have had more than our share of troubles—political and otherwise. We need no more! However, we cannot—MUST NOT—fail to learn from others’ mistakes. Remember what our own Constitution says: “ALL POWER IS INHERENT IN THE PEOPLE.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander Anthony Vanderhyden believes that the implementation of bicycle patrols in several areas in Linden has been beneficial in the fight against crime in those areas.Presently, the Division has 10 bicycle patrols that operate in Central Mackenzie, Amelia’s Ward and Wismar.Five are based at Central Mackenzie, two at Amelia’s Ward, and three at Wismar. They operate during the day, taking reports associated with traffic cases and minor matters such as physical fights.Vanderhyden said the patrols are also in close contact with the nearest Police Station via radio sets in the instance of more serious cases, noting that in such cases, the necessary personnel are sent to the scene.“The bicycle patrol is very effective, especially in the commercial [areas] and places where hire cars would operate. They are able to deal with situations on the spot, congestion, accepting of reports. Anything more than them, they will call to the main station,” the Commander added.Recently, as part of a countrywide initiative, the Linden bicycle patrols were outfitted in new special uniforms which make them more identifiable.The Commander said the initiative was also in keeping with the Force’s policy and would help to foster good Police public relations in an effort to fight crime.“This is an initiative of our Commissioner and it is a change for the Division…it’s a new look so that we can have that partnership with the members of the public in dealing with crime. So, this new look in Linden, it helps in being more identifiable and fostering better relations,” he said. (Utamu Belle)
A former chemist was on Monday morning found dead at his Charlestown, Georgetown home. The dead man has been identified as 33-year-old Ceon Andre Barry of Lot 74 Alediade Street, Charlestown.Information reaching Guyana Times revealed that the man’s body was discovered in his bedroom by his father at about 09:40h. While the relatives of the dead man are awaiting a post-mortem examination, they have ruled out foul play and suicide.Leroy Barry, also called “King Barry”, father of the dead man, when contacted explained that he left home at about 05:45h for work and upon his return at aboutDead: Ceon Andre Barry09:40h, he called out to his son but there was no response.This, he noted, was quite strange since he saw ice in a container and thought that his son had something to drink and went back to his room. The aggrieved father explained that as he went into his son’s room, he saw him lying motionless on his bed.There were no marks of violence and more so, there were no signs that he committed suicide. The father is of the belief that his son died from natural causes. “When I left home every morning I would call out to him and this morning was no different… I call out to him this morning and he answered,” the father stated.He last saw his son alive on Sunday and they spoke later in the evening. He noted that as they retired to bed, everything was as per normal. Asked whether someone might have snuck into his home when he left for work on Monday morning and did something to his son, the man stated that he secured the doors as he does every morning.Apart from being a chemist at Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL), he worked at the Tele-Performance Call Centre for a short while.When contacted, the Police said they are awaiting the post-mortem examination to determine the way forward. Ceon Andre Barry leaves to mourn his father and siblings.
Celta Vigo, who stunned Atletico Madrid 2-0 on Saturday, sit in third place at two points adrift with Atletico now five points adrift of the top after a shaky start to the campaign.Huesca travelled to the Camp Nou perhaps more in hope than belief, although it was the latter that dominated the Aragaon-based minnows’ thinking in the early stages after Cucho Hernandez headed past Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen to hand them a surprise third-minute lead.Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele were all on target © AFP / LLUIS GENEBut reality soon kicked in, a slick Messi levelling in the 16th minute after leaving right-back Luisinho on the deck on his way to beating Argentine goalkeeper Axel Werner.Eight minutes later VAR was deployed to confirm an own goal from defender Jorge Pulido, who got his foot to Jordi Alba’s cutback before it wriggled past Werner and into the net.Alba, recently left out of Spain’s squad by former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique, was in the thick of it again on 39 minutes when he set up Suarez to put Barca 3-1 in front by the 39th minute with his maiden goal of the campaign.Although Alex Gallar pulled one back for the visitors three minutes before the interval when he turned in Hernandez’s deflected cross to reduce arrears to 3-2, it merely delayed a second-half onslaught.– Level with Benzema –Barca emerged from the dressing room to hit five goals, Ousmane Dembele starting the rout with an angled drive that beat Werner on 48 minutes.Four minutes later Ivan Rakitic’s superb half-volley from Messi’s delivery had the Camp Nou on its feet.Messi doubled his tally for the night on the hour mark to make it four in three games and completed his night’s work by setting up Jordi Alba for a magnificent seventh nine minutes from the final whistle.Barcelona made it eight in the final seconds of the game when Suarez stepped up to beat Werner from the spot.“It’s always important to be top of the league but it’s barely started,” Suarez told beIN Sports.“The championship is very long and the main thing is to keep on doing as we are.”Messi’s haul of four goals means he is level with Real striker Karim Benzema, the Argentine star foregoing the opportunity to take the sole lead of the scoring charts when he allowed Suarez to hit the late penalty.With a question mark still hanging over his international career, Messi is expected to return from the international break rested having decided not to play for Argentina during the international break.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona ran riot © AFP / LLUIS GENEMADRID, Spain, Sep 2 – A magical Lionel Messi and on-form Luis Suarez scored doubles apiece as champions Barcelona thrashed newly-promoted Huesca 8-2 to join Real Madrid at the top of La Liga on Sunday.Barcelona’s third win of the campaign in as many games saw Ernesto Valverde’s men go top thanks to superior goal difference over Real before the break for Nations League matches.
Carolynne Harrison, General Manager, welcoming the very first customer to check in to the New Shandon Hotel & SpaA new era has begun at The Shandon Hotel and Spa – as they welcomed their very first customers to their fabulous new-look hotel!The stunning Spa facility at The Shandon has been open for a number of months now and has been regarded by many as the best spa experience you can get in the North-West.However, the hotel underwent extensive renovations over the last number of months, and the official launch of the hotel took place on St Patrick’s Day. Today, Carolynne Harrison, who is the General Manager of The Shandon Hotel and Spa welcomed its very first guest to the stunning hotel.The re-opening of the hotel is expected to create fifty-five new jobs in the area.Dunfanaghy already has a very healthy tourism industry, and the re-opening of the hotel will only add to the buzzing tourism sector.We wish the new management team and staff all the very best as a new era begins at The Shandon Hotel and Spa. NEW ERA BEGINS AS SHANDON HOTEL AND SPA WELCOMES ITS FIRST CUSTOMERS was last modified: March 25th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinesscustomersFacilityFeaturesNewnewsSpaThe Shandon Hotel
A new ‘End of Treatment Bell’ has been installed at the North West Cancer Centre in Derry to provide a symbol of hope for patients.Patients who are coming to the end of their cancer treatment can experience mixed emotions. Happiness and relief that their chemotherapy and or radiotherapy is complete but worry and apprehension about the future.Going through treatment for many weeks, patients who attend the North West Cancer Centre at Altnagelvin Hospital, will have bonded with cancer centre staff and forged lasting friendships with other patients together on their cancer journey. The North West Cancer Centre has recently installed an ‘End of Treatment Bell’ for cancer patients who choose to publically celebrate and mark the end of their treatment. The bell is situated within the radiotherapy waiting area.Patients who finish their treatment, either radiotherapy or chemotherapy, can ring the bell to signal the end of their treatment and to symbolise their hope for the future.From Left Paula Powell, Martina O’Brien and Elaine Reilly, Radiotherapy Services Manager.Many Donegal cancer patients have had treatment at Altnagelvin. Since the opening of the North West Cancer Centre until end of October 2018, 162 patients from the Republic of Ireland have received radiotherapy locally.Lesley Mitchell, Macmillan Lead Nurse, Cancer Services at the Western Trust said: “The bell is a symbol of hope for our patients. It will give patients who have finished their treatment the opportunity to mark it. It may also be helpful and inspiring for other patients who are currently undergoing treatment. “The North West Cancer Centre opened in November 2017 and has made a huge difference to the lives of people, who would have previously had to travel to Belfast or Galway for their treatment.“I am delighted that we can now give our patients an opportunity to mark their end of their treatment journey. Finishing treatment can be very emotional for many patients and some may choose to mark this milestone privately or in other ways but the option of ringing the bell will be available for any patients who choose to do so.”The bell was donated to the North West Cancer Centre by Gabrielle Hall, who is a nurse in England and had seen the bell in use at her local cancer unit.Gabrielle’s grandfather, John Doran from Derry, was going through chemotherapy at the North West Cancer Centre and she wondered if he would get an opportunity to ring the End of Treatment Bell, following his course of treatment. When she discovered the Cancer Centre didn’t have a bell, Gabrielle set about organising and arranging for one to be installed.From Left Mr John Doran and Margaret Doran from Derry, whose Granddaughter and Niece donated the bell. Also in the picture is Lesley Mitchell Macmillan Lead Nurse, Cancer Services.John attended the launch of the bell, he said: “As a family, it is our hope that the End of Treatment Bell will allow patients to mark milestones at the end of their treatment and look to the future. It’s a very simple gesture but it gives an opportunity to mark the occasion and provide hope for patients, their family and Cancer Centre staff. I was delighted to attend the launch of the End of Treatment Bell and be one of the first people to give it a ring.” As well as Mr Dolan, Carolyn Rutherford from Eglinton, coincidentally a member of staff at the North West Cancer Centre, finished her cancer treatment recently and took the opportunity to ring the bell to celebrate this. It was particularly poignant that she got to do this in the presence of her colleagues and friends.From Left North West Cancer Centre staff, Margaret McCloskey, Lesley Mitchell, Carolyn Rutherford, Rebecca Durnin, Maria McBrearty and Leonie Hendry.New bell brings hope to North West Cancer Centre was last modified: May 30th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:North West Cancer Centre
While Curry sat after playing 49 consecutive games … (CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)OAKLAND — Without their engine that makes everything move smoothly, the Warriors suddenly had a machine that did not work.The Warriors labored through a 126-91 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday at Oracle Arena in what marked the most lopsided defeat of the season. The obvious reason partly pointed to Stephen Curry sitting for rest purposes.
Whether you’re looking for information on a seaslug named after Nelson Mandela or advice on how to deal with fig tree-eating beetles, Museum Online South Africa’s Biodiversity Explorer will answer all your questions – and a lot more.The information-packed website, hosted by Iziko Museums of Cape Town, gives fascinating details about new or little-known species, recent discoveries in the field of biodiversity and today’s threats like anthrax and the HIV/Aids virus.It has a “Spotlight On” section, listing interesting developments on the biodiversity front and a “Shadow Falls On” section about the latest bugs or pests and how to deal with them.The site has a comprehensive search facility with an extensive database on fauna and flora, not necessarily specific to southern Africa.On the Mandelia microcornata seaslug, named after Nelson Mandela by two marine biologists who discovered it, Angel Valdes and Terry Gosliner, Biodiversity Explorer says: “It is regarded as something of an honour to have a species of organism named after you.“To have a genus named after you is even more of an honour because new genera are less often named than new species. However, an even greater honour is to have a family named after you because new families are rarely created.”In why they named the seaslug after Mandela, the two said: “This South African genus is named Mandelia to honour Nelson Mandela, who led the struggle for a multiracial government in South Africa.”The specific name is taken from the Latin word mirus (meaning odd) and cornus (meaning horn), “referring to the particular shape of the rhinophores of this species”. Mandelia microcornata has only been found along the Cape Peninsula coastline.The Biodiversity Explorer has plenty of useful information on how to tackle common pests like head lice and cat fleas in an environmentally sound way and how to distinguish between poisonous and non-poisonous spiders and scorpions.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material