TNT taps Glen Rice Jr. as new import

first_imgGlen Rice Jr. AP FILE PHOTOMotivated to bounce back from its runner-up finish last conference, TNT has brought on former Washington Wizard Glen Rice Jr. as its new import for the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.The 6-foot-4 forward is set to beef up a depleted KaTropa crew with key players suiting up for Gilas Pilipinas in various international tournaments.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Rice, 26, is the son of NBA legend Glen Rice and last played in the NBA D-League with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the 2014-15 season, where he averaged 20.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.8 steals in 23 games.The former Georgia Institute of Technology standout will replace Michael Craig, after the burly import suited up for three games with TNT.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Craig averaged 21.7 points, 16.7 rebounds, and 6.7 assists in his time with the team.Rice will suit up for TNT on Sunday when it faces Rain or Shine. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Teen gunned down in Masbatecenter_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Letran withstands San Sebastian in OT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitelast_img read more

Modernizing Liberia’s Health System: China’s Pledge

first_imgThe People’s Republic of China Ambassador Zhang Yue gave Liberians great news on Tuesday, when he announced that his government was prepared to help “modernize” Liberia’s healthcare delivery system.Our Presidential Correspondent William Harmon quoted the Ambassador as pledging that in addition to substantial contributions to the “Eradicate Ebola” campaign, China is prepared to intervene robustly in the modernization of Liberia’s health system. In this connection, China has already initiated the China-Africa Public Health Cooperation Plan (CAPHCP).  The Plan includes organizing 12 terms of training programs on public health, epidemic prevention and control, carrying out joint research on tropical diseases and helping to establish an information platform for public health and a monitoring network for epidemic prevention and control.This elaborate Plan presumably includes training of doctors, nurses and paramedics and medical research.Making this extraordinary announcement, Ambassador Zhang said China, one of Liberia and Africa’s chief partners, is prepared to take the bull by the horns and deal a decisive blow to disease, epidemics and anything that threatens our lives.In this, China is inviting Liberia and Africa’s other development partners to join in helping our country and other African nations to develop once and for all an efficient and modern  healthcare delivery system that will be able to respond quickly and decisively to any disease outbreak and save lives.While we thank all the other development partners—the United States, who has responded to the Ebola crisis in a very big way,  the European Union, Germany,  etc., we hope that Liberia and Africa’s other partners will join the Chinese in this important post-Ebola initiative.     The United States was the first foreign partner to intervene in a serious way to help develop Liberia’s health system.  In the mid-1940s, the Tubman administration established the National Public Health Service (NPHS).  Dr. Joseph N. Tobga, fresh out of the Meharry Medical School in Nashville, Tennessee, became its first Director General.  It was around that time that the USA established the U.S. Medical Mission in Liberia, headed by Dr. Hildrus A. Poindexter.It was Dr. Togba and the Ethiopian Health Minister that represented Africa at the creation of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland in 1948.  Six years later Dr. Togba was elected President of the World Health Assembly, the first black to hold that post.  It was during Dr. Togba’s tenure that yaws were eradicated from Liberia.Dr. Togba used his connections with the WHO to obtain fellowships for scores of Liberians to study medicine in the USA, Europe, including England, Germany, Italy, Portugal and  Spain.  More followed to Israel and other countries.  This is how Liberia got its first surgeon, Dr. H. Nehemiah Cooper, first ophthalmologist, Dr. Dumah Traub, first pediatrician, Dr. Kate  Bryant, first pathologist, Dr. Rubell Brewer and first radiologist, Dr. Joseph Diggs, among others.In later years many other Liberians followed, studying Medicine in universities all over the world.  Moreover, in 1968 the University of Liberia’s A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine was established.  Since then the college has graduated 387 medical doctors, 124 of whom were trained in the past five years.  But Liberia lost many of these qualified medical personnel in the brain drain that started with the 1980 coup d’état, followed by the civil war.More recently the Liberian Post Graduate College of Physicians and Surgeons has been established, to train medical specialists right here in Liberia.    We are happy that the Chinese have included in their post-Ebola healthcare delivery initiative a training component.  One of the first places the Chinese will need to stop to inquire of training needs in the health and medical field is at the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine, where the staff has developed an elaborate and comprehensive project for health and medical training in Liberia.  A visit to this College and discussions with its staff and students is, we believe, a must for our Chinese, American and other friends interested in the training of medical and health personnel in the vast number of specializations long overdue in our country.We wish to make one last point in this editorial: the Liberian government and people must make the best possible use of every iota of help our Chinese and other partners will render us in the development of a modern healthcare delivery system in the post-Ebola era.  We must remember that we must engage these partners with utmost seriousness and alarcrity (enthusiasm, eagerness, swiftness).  If we do not, no amount of help from these partners will do us any good.     Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Victim was bleeding when body discovered – Police

first_imgAt the trial of Marlon Marion Freeman before Justice James Bovell-Drakes and a 12-member mixed jury at the Demerara High Court, Detective Corporal Collis Duke testified on Monday that he was stationed at the Matthew’s Ridge Police Station at the time of miner Timothy Adams’s murder.Dead: Timothy AdamsHe recalled that on the day in question he had travelled to Turtle Creek Road, where he examined the area and found an all-terrain (ATV) vehicle, CG 6335, facing north in a stationary position, and had observed the body of a male lying face down.He said he later learnt that the deceased was named Timothy Adams and had been a gold miner and dredge owner.Duke informed the jury that the man had on a jersey, brown three-quarter pants, and a pair of yellow slippers. Duke also recalled seeing on Adams a 10.3 cm wound, with what appeared to be blood oozing from it.The late Timothy Adams had reportedly met his demise while en route to a mining camp.Corporal Duke further recalled escorting the body to a district hospital. He testified that on December 27, 2013, he was present at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) Mortuary, where Government Pathologist Dr. Nehaul Singh performed the Post Mortem Examination (PME) on Adams.The defendant Marlon Marion Freeman has denied that he was responsible for the murder of miner Timothy Adams, who was killed at Turtle Creek, Five Star Backdam, North West District on December 22, 2013.He is being represented by Defence Counsel Folio Richards, while State Counsels Lisa Cave and Mandell Moore are presenting the Prosecution’s case.The case continues before Justice Bovell-Drakes.last_img read more

Manchester United finalise deal for Serbian youngster

first_imgManchester United have finalised a deal for Serbian youngster Vanja Milinkovic.The Red Devils announced in May a move had been agreed and now the young goalkeeper’s club FK Vojvodina have confirmed the 17-year-old will move to Old Trafford.“After lengthy talks that have taken place over the past month, we have finally completed negotiations on Monday and we can officially inform the public that our young and promising goalkeeper has joined Manchester United,” club president Zoran Scepanovic said.“He will remain in Vojvodina for the next year, where he will be under the supervision of our experts and coaches from the English football giants, while continuing to train and perform in the jersey of his home club. This is an opportunity to thank everyone who participated in the realisation of this transfer. Can I point out Manchester United’s very correct attitude.”Although only 17, the 6ft 7in keeper is an Under-19 international for his country, along with his brother Sergej. Manchester United have finalised a deal for Serbian youngster Vanja Milinkovic 1last_img read more

Sanchez yet to shine at UTD, admits Mourinho

first_imgMourinho, whose team take on Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday, believes it will be next season before the 29-year-old shows his best form.“What is wrong is that he came at the worst moment of the season, in the winter market,” said the Manchester United boss. “That’s why I don’t like the winter market very much.“I think this was a chance that we didn’t want to lose and we made. But we don’t believe a lot in the winter market.“And for sure next season will be better for him. But of course he is learning how to play with us and we are learning how to get the best out of him.”Pundits have suggested integrating Sanchez in mid-season has had an adverse effect on the form of teammates, in particular midfielder Paul Pogba.But despite the obvious teething problems, Mourinho does not see Sanchez as a weakness in the United team.“No. That’s something that we can develop and we’re going to develop with time, with experience and living these experiences together,” said the manager.“I don’t consider that a weakness, I consider that a huge potential to be developed.“He’s fit and if he is trying too hard, that’s great. He is not afraid to take responsibilities, not afraid to try things.”Sanchez’s eight appearances have included two defeats, at Tottenham and Newcastle, which all but ended United’s lingering hopes of challenging Manchester City for the Premier League title.– Sanchez happy –But despite an underwhelming start to Sanchez’s United career, Mourinho said the player remains happy.“He’s fine,” said the United boss. “He’s happy that the team is getting results — lately he was unhappy when we lost matches with him but he’s a guy with great maturity and attitude and we couldn’t be happier.”United’s eagerly awaited league encounter with rivals Liverpool comes with both clubs chasing second spot behind champions-elect City.And, at the start of a week in which Mourinho is also looking to progress in the Champions League and FA Cup, the United manager believes he and opposite number Jurgen Klopp are at similar stages in terms of developing their clubs.“They have qualities and they have weaknesses,” he said. “We have qualities, and we have weaknesses.“And one of my good qualities as coach was always to know my team’s weaknesses very well and sometimes I tried to hide them and sometimes I have to try to compensate them with other things.“But we are very similar in terms of points in the Premier League. Liverpool have already qualified for the (Champions League) quarter-final and we still have 90 minutes or two hours of a big fight to try to be there.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Alexis Sanchez has scored just once for United since his arrival from Arsenal © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 9 – Jose Mourinho admits he has not got the best out of Alexis Sanchez since his January transfer because the former Arsenal forward moved to Manchester United at the “wrong” time.Sanchez was signed in a swap deal that reportedly made him the Premier League’s best-paid player but the Chile international has scored just one goal in eight United appearances, well below his career strike rate.last_img read more

Arsenal’s next boss: the leading contenders

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal are looking for a new manager to replace Unai Emery © AFP/File / Ian KingtonLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 29 – Arsenal are looking for a new manager following the sacking of Unai Emery after just 18 months in charge.Here, AFP Sport looks at five of the favourites to step into the hot seat at the Emirates: Nuno Espirito SantoNuno Espirito Santo has impressed at Wolves © AFP/File / Lindsey ParnabyFor: Nuno Espirito Santo is a former goalkeeper who has impressed in his spell in charge of Wolves. He guided them back to the Premier League in his first season at the helm with a strong contingent of Portuguese players. He kept them up comfortably and they are now into the Europa League knockout stages and enjoying another good domestic campaign.Against: The 45-year-old has struggled at the previous two high-profile clubs he has managed, Valencia and Porto.Massimiliano AllegriFormer Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri © AFP/File / MARCO BERTORELLOFor: If silverware were the only factor, the 52-year-old Italian former Juventus boss would be a shoo-in. Six Serie A titles and two Champions League final appearances is impressive by any standards. He is a free agent after leaving Juventus at the end of last season.Against: He admits his lack of English is a problem. “I don’t speak English enough yet, but I’m learning,” he said last month. This could be an issue for the Arsenal hierarchy because one of Unai Emery’s problems was his struggle to communicate fluently in English. Also, critics would point out that Allegri garnered his trophies in Italy without strong domestic opposition.Freddie LjungbergFreddie Ljungberg is taking charge of Arsenal on an interim basis © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKFor: The Swede has Arsenal in his blood after being a member of Arsene Wenger’s “Invincibles” squad in 2003/04. If the 42-year-old former midfielder impresses during his temporary spell in charge he could make a case for himself.Against: Ljungberg has never managed a senior team and may be associated with the outgoing Emery regime.Mikel ArtetaMikel Arteta (right) was an Arsenal player from 2011 to 2016 © AFP/File / Lindsey ParnabyFor: Mikel Arteta also played under Wenger, from 2011 to 2016. The 37-year-old former midfielder was linked with the Arsenal job when Wenger left the club in 2018 but remained with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. After City retained their Premier League crown last season, he may feel it is his time to step up.Against: Yet to manage on his own, his inexperience may count against him.Eddie HoweEddie Howe has impressed during his time as manager of Bournemouth © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKFor: Eddie Howe has impressed with Bournemouth. The 42-year-old Englishman has turned them into solid Premier League performers and has had success in developing players such as Callum Wilson and Tyrone Mings, who has since moved to Aston Villa.Against: Few top clubs have shown willingness to hire English managers in recent years.0Shares0000(Visited 38 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Sunderland boss Allardyce: Adam Johnson continued to protest his innocence

first_img Adam Johnson faces a lengthy spell in jail Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has insisted he only played Adam Johnson while he awaited trial on child sex offences because the player continued to protest his innocence.The 28-year-old midfielder, who was sacked by the club after admitting charges of engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl and grooming on the eve of his court appearance last month, was convicted on a further count of sexual activity with a child and acquitted of another on Wednesday.He now faces a lengthy spell in jail as pressure mounts on the Black Cats to explain what they knew and when amid claims made in court that they continued to play him despite knowing the detail of the allegations, something they have strenuously denied.Manager Allardyce, who was appointed in October, some seven months after Johnson’s arrest, admitted he was “gobsmacked” when he learned of the guilty pleas.He said: “I am hugely disappointed on Adam Johnson and what has happened, but my sympathies don’t lie with him, they lie with the victim and the family.“Adam, as far as I know, was pleading not guilty all the way through from the day I arrived – obviously, this incident had happened well before I got here.“On the basis of that information to me that he was pleading not guilty on all charges is why we continued to let him train and play for us.“We were all, at the football club, stunned and shocked the day before the trial started when we heard a guilty plea come out. I was sat at home when it came on the news and I just was gobsmacked because as far as we were concerned, it was not guilty on all charges.“Now the judgement has been made, we all feel extremely let down by what has happened and by what Adam has done, and certainly feel a lot of sympathy for the victim and the family.“That has now hopefully given them some peace and they can now get on with their lives and we can get on with our football.”The Professional Footballers’ Association said Johnson’s actions were “extremely disappointing” and showed the organisation still had work to do in educating players.The PFA said in a statement: “Players are role models and as such have a responsibility to behave in an appropriate way. It is extremely disappointing to see the damage caused by the actions of one of our members. Adam has clearly made very serious mistakes and in due course the court will determine his punishment.“As the players’ union we are very conscious of the role and responsibility of our members and we work hard to ensure they receive relevant information and important guidance regarding appropriate standards of conduct.”The PFA, whose chief executive is Gordon Taylor, pointed out it has developed a training programme that has received input from groups including Rape Crisis, White Ribbon and Women’s Aid, to make sure players were fully informed on issues including “sexual consent, standards of behaviour and respectful relationships in person and on social media”.The statement added: “Situations such as this, unfortunately, demonstrate that this is a vital area for our focus and that there is still much work to do.” 1last_img read more

Mayo boss says he’s never met or spoke to McGuinness

first_imgMayo GAA boss Stephen Rochford has dismissed the suggestion Jim McGuinness was brought in to speak to his side before their All-Ireland final with Dublin last weekend. Former Donegal player Martin Carney revealed on Newstalk that McGuinness had attended a training camp held by Mayo in Limerick.He suggested that he wasn’t there to talk about forward play, and said he felt he was brought in to possibly devise a defensive plan to combat the Dubs. McGuinness is the last manager to earn victory over Dublin, with that famous semi-final win in 2014.However, he refuted the claims when he appeared on Sky Sports as a pundit for the All-Ireland final last Sunday.McGuinness expressed his disappointment that the rumours had been broadcast as fact – pointing out that it was disrespectful to suggest that the Mayo management would call upon an outsider.Rochford said he was completely mystified by the rumour and doesn’t know how the origins of the story began. Rochford told The Irish Times, “The Mayo guys I’m looking to help me are the 33 guys that were available last Sunday.“I don’t know where the Jim McGuinness story came out of. I’ve huge regard for what Jim McGuinness did above in Donegal, but I’ve never spoken to the man or I’ve never met the man. I don’t know where that story came out of at all.“And I suppose why it would or wouldn’t become a concern of mine if it brought a lack of focus or became a distraction to us.“It didn’t. If somebody wants to say the Pope is training us next week, so be it. It isn’t something I’m going to lose any sleep about it and it won’t distract us from what the task is on Saturday week.”Mayo boss says he’s never met or spoke to McGuinness was last modified: September 23rd, 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:FalseGAAJim McGuinnessMayonewsRumourSportStehen RochfordStorylast_img read more

FUBA NBL: In-form Powers takes on Ndejje Angels

first_imgPower defeated KU Eagles in their last game. (PHOTOS/FUBA)FUBA National Bsaketball League 2019Betway Power vs Ndejje University AngelsYMCA Courts, WandegeyaWednesday, 05-06-2019 @6:30pmWANDEGEYA – After a disappointing start to the 2019 Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA), National Basketball League (NBL), Betway Power look to be picking up pace.Arnold Lando’s side started the season with only one victory from their first four games but lately, they have now gone on a four game winning run that has seen them improve their record to 6-4.,Having finished second last season, after falling to six time defending champions City Oilers in the playoff final, Power are still having a below-per season thus far.The 96-66 victory over Kampala University (KU) Eagles last Friday, in their last game, was a testament of how good Power can get on a particular day, and they will be hoping to replicate the form that has seen them win all of their last four games.“It feels good to be on a winning run at the moment especially after starting slowly, says Power’s Geoffery Soro ahead of the game.“After the three loses in the first four game, we all had to check ourselves and that is what we did.“Thankfully, our winning touch is back and we will be out to make it a perfect 5 in 5 against Ndejje.Soro (20) is optimistic about victory on Wednesday.Lango’s side will be hoping Paul Odong recovers from injury in time for Wednesday’s game. McGyver like he is commonly known as missed the win over Kampala University last time out.As Power eye another victory, Ndejje will be desperate to snap their current winless run.The University side has lost all of their last three games, going down to City Oilers, KIU Titans and Warriors.With all those three losses coming against sides in the same caliber as Power, it is only fair to say that Walker Abedi’s side need to be worried.The FUBA NBL upcoming gamesFriday, 07-06-2019-KCCA Leopards vs JKL Lady DolphinsSaturday, 08-06-2019-KIU Rangers vs Makerere University Sparks-UCU Lady Cardinals vs YMCA Lady Hamstars-A1 Challenge vs UMU RavensComments Tags: Arnord LandoBetway PowerFUBA NBL 2019Ndejje Angelstoplast_img read more

We must learn from MaSisulu: Zuma

first_img13 June 2011South Africans should learn from Albertina Sisulu the need to continue promoting non-racialism, social cohesion and inclusiveness in the country, President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday.“Having been part of the drawing up of the Freedom Charter in 1955, Mama participated in the cementing of the seeds of non-racialism in our country and in the congress movement,” Zuma said in his address to mourners at the late struggle stalwart’s funeral in Johannesburg.It was through people like MaSisulu that the clause “South Africa belongs to all who live in it, black and white”, later found its way into the country’s Constitution, making it the responsibility of every South African to promote non-racialism, social cohesion and unity.Zuma further urged young South Africans to learn from Mama Sisulu “the values of respect for the next person, selflessness, patriotism and commitment to making this country a better place.“Our youth must strive for excellence and progress so that they can be rightful beneficiaries of Mama Sisulu’s legacy and that of all the heroes of the South African national democratic revolution,” he said.He went on to say that it was heartening that the nation bade farewell to Sisulu on the first anniversary of the start of the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup.“On this day last year, the country displayed what Mama Sisulu had been striving for all her life … We witnessed unprecedented explosions of patriotism and endless national celebrations. We all felt very proud to be South Africans, and we have no doubt that as a nation, we made our mother very proud as well.”Zuma said South Africa will always remember Mama Sisulu’s love of children, her commitment in ensuring the inclusion of children’s rights in the country’s Constitution.“It is not surprising that she took a keen interest in children’s health, and promoted the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Unit at a Johannesburg hospital.“Indeed, there are many lessons that this wise and wonderful stalwart has left for us. She taught us to rise above political differences and focus on the good of the country and its people.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more