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  • PNG will be strong but we are ready: Rarua

    first_imgThe Spirit’s first match in the OFC Woman’s U17 competition in Cook Islands is against Papua New Guinea on Thursday at CIFA Academy in Rarotonga.“We all know that woman’s football in Papua New Guinea is strong and to play against them on Thursday will be tough.” Said Joel Rarua.“My players have been thinking about this important match and we will be ready to meet our wantoks.”“Our main objective at the moment is to reach the semifinal of the competition and I fully trust my players that we will make it to the second round.” he said.Vanuatu Spirit 17s girls couldn’t fly out last Sunday to Cook Islands because of a visa problem but the team flew out this morning via New Zealand.They should arrive in Cook Islands this afternoon.last_img read more

  • Pauline Lopez falls to Chinese foe, settles for Asian Games bronze in taekwondo

    first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Hijab in sports? No problem, says Malaysian sepak takraw player LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 Pauline Lopez settled for the bronze medal in the taekwondo women’s under-57kg event in the 2018 Asian Games Tuesday at Jakarta Convention Center in Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ The 22-year-old Lopez, who won the Philippines’ fourth bronze medal overall, bowed to Luo Zongshi of China, 11-4, in the semifinals.Lopez, the 2015 Southeast Asian Games gold medalist, steamrolled her way to the semis after dominating Gyani Chunara of Nepal, 20-0, in the quarterfinals and Xiao Feng of Macau, 8-0, in the Round of 16, but the taller Luo offered a different challenge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Frustrated, Lopez couldn’t hide her disappointment over the loss.“I had the chance but the plan didn’t work according to what it should be. I was going for it, I did my part but it’s just it was not there for me,” said Lopez. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View commentslast_img read more

  • GPC among top performers at GNBS award ceremony

    first_imgThe New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation (GPC) was among the top awardees at the Guyana National Bureau of Standards’ (GNBS) Annual Award Ceremony held on Thursday evening.Overall winner, winner of continuous improvement and winner of health and safety awards at the GNBS Annual Award CeremonyGPC was the overall winner in the category of continuous improvement in manufacturing.Rupununi Essence, Luke’s Manufacturing, National Milling Company of Guyana (NAMILCO), Assuria Insurance Company, Eureka Medical Laboratories, and MACORP Inc were also awarded for their services provided to the country.Quest Medical Centre was awarded for its continuous improvement in small business services, and St Joseph Mercy Hospital for its continuous improvement in services.Morning Glory won the award in the category of green initiatives agro-processing, while the National Milling Company of Guyana won in the category of the green initiatives manufacturing, Doobay Medical Centre won in the green initiatives small business services, and Assuria Insurance Company in the green initiatives services.For the customer focus award in small business services, Woodlands Hospital’s Limited Pathology Laboratory copped the winning spot while the National Milling Company of Guyana was announced as the winner of the customer focus of manufacturing. Eureka Medical Laboratory, on the other hand, went away with the award for customer focus services.Ending off the award segment for the overall winners, Quest Medical Centre received the award for health and safety in small business service, the National Milling Company of Guyana for health and safety in manufacturing and Massy Distributions Inc in the category for health and safety services.Head of Marketing and Communications of GNBS, Saheed Abraham explained that the first award ceremony was held in 2017 where companies participated in the categories of manufacturing services of gold and platinum winners. However, this was revised this year as part of their continuous improvement process.Moreover, he explained that apart from them having overall winners, they thought it best to allow participants to gain recognition in key areas of strength. These key areas include continuous improvement, customer focus, health and safety, and care for the environment.In closing, the Minister of Business, Haimraj Rajkumar, in his address congratulated the companies for their participation and their awards. He stated that this initiative has paved the way for these companies to persistently look for ways to improve their services to the consuming public; an effort that is appreciated by GNBS.last_img read more

  • Met Pride Academy receives furniture courtesy of Kosmos Grill & Lounge

    first_imgKosmos Grill and Longue on Thursday handed over a set of furniture to the MET Pride Academy located at East La Penitence, Georgetown. The school caters for children diagnosed with autism and other challenges.At the presentation, Abi DeRamos, owner of Kosmos, explained that the donation was done in remembrance of her late husband Dillon Ramos, who was killed in a vehicular accident.The Principal collecting the donation“My husband and I always talked about helping the autism community in Guyana, and we never got around to it. After his sudden passing, I felt a strong sense of urgency to do the things we had planned, as time really is never a guarantee; and so, today (Thursday), we are honoured to be involved in helping the autism community,” she remarked.The couple’s son has also been diagnosed with autism.Director of the learning facility, Elizabeth Alert, thanked De Ramos for the timely donation.Director Elizabeth AlertAlert says the school particularly focuses on children with autism, and the syllabus is in keeping with the Education Ministry’s guidelines to ensure that the school produces well-grounded students.“What we do is use the ABE, which is the Applied Behaviour Analysis, which is (scientifically) proven. Along with that, we combine it with the Ministry’s curriculum. So, we combine the two where we set programmes for each child; so, everything that goes on in the regular system we teach it here. We tailor that information for that specific child,” the director added.She further stated that it is sad that Guyana is not equipped to diagnose someone with autism.“We do not have that in Guyana. You look for certain things as teachers. Even as doctors, they look for certain things in a child that has a disability. For instance, autism, they look for communication, they look for social interaction, and so forth. Now, when it comes to diagnosis being done here, we do not have that in Guyana,” she explained.The school caters to children with disabilities which include, but are not limited to, children with autism, communication disorders, attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder; specific learning disabilities such as dysgraphia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and typically growing children.last_img read more

  • Ducks’ hunt quiet

    first_imgBefore the Ducks snapped out of a recent slump by winning back-to-back games against Colorado and San Jose, Ducks general manager Brian Burke gave a vote of confidence to his squad as the trade deadline approached. “I think we’re in the doldrums a little bit right now, but I still believe in this group and what they can do,” Burke said Sunday, after the Ducks beat Colorado to snap a three-game losing streak. Burke showed faith in them by making little noise as Tuesday’s deadline approached. The Ducks, second in the Western Conference with 84points, made two trades – the biggest acquisition being enforcer Brad May from Colorado in exchange for goaltender Michael Wall. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img May has missed 53 games this season after shoulder surgery Sept. 28. He was injured in a preseason game against Detroit and then played in 10contests for Colorado, notching three assists. A 1990 first-round pick for Buffalo, May has compiled 2,027 penalty minutes in 17seasons with the Sabres, Vancouver, Phoenix and Colorado. Wall, 21, played most of the season with Portland of the American Hockey League, with a 10-6-1 record with a 3.13 goals-against average. Anaheim also swapped minor league defensemen with Tampa Bay, obtaining Doug O’Brien for Joe Rullier. last_img read more


    first_imgColáiste Ailigh’s Young Scientist students and teachers prior to leaving for this years BT Young Scientist Exhibition in Dublin’s RDS.The school has a total of ten projects qualified for this year’s Exhition maintaining Coláiste Ailigh’s strong success in this National Event.  COLÁISTE AILIGH STUDENTS AT BT YOUNG SCIENTIST EXHIBITION was last modified: January 7th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Colaiste AilighletterkennyYoung Scientistslast_img read more

  • Leeds boss Christiansen wants to bring Johan Cruyff’s philosophy to Elland Road

    first_img1 Leeds head coach Thomas Christiansen wants to combine Johan Cruyff’s philosophy with pragmatism in his bid to end the club’s long wait for Premier League football.Danish-born Christiansen, 44, who has a Spanish mother and made two appearances for Spain as a player, was officially unveiled as Garry Monk’s successor at Elland Road on Monday. He has signed a two-year deal with an option for a third.The former APOEL Nicosia boss was schooled under Cruyff as a teenager at Barcelona and will adopt the Dutch great’s blueprint, with his own twist, as he targets English football’s top flight.“Everyone has their way to coach, to perform with the team, but of course he was very important,” said Christiansen, signed by Cruyff for Barca aged 18 and who went on to play for Oviedo and Villarreal, plus Bundesliga sides Bochum and Hannover.“There were many things that I didn’t understand, that he showed us, normal things for me now to understand, but in that moment I couldn’t see it because he was a genius – on the pitch, coaching.“He’s the one who also changed football a little bit and this is one of the things I want to bring to Leeds.”Club owner Andrea Radrizzani appointed Angus Kinnear as managing director and Victor Orta as director of football soon after completing his 100 per cent buy out of Massimo Cellino last month.They ended their three-week search for Monk’s replacement last Thursday and in Christiansen have installed a head coach who said he will stand or fall by his footballing principles.“All coaches have a different way to see football,” he said. “The most important is to be effective and to get the results.“Of course everyone wants to play nice football, attractive, having the ball and scoring a lot of goals. But at the end, if you don’t take the points, you’re not doing anything.“So I have to adapt many situations to Leeds, to the team, to the system, everything that goes around the team.“But having my ideas – I will die with my ideas, my philosophy.”Christiansen is Leeds’ eighth manager since May 2014 and hopes to become their first in the Premier League since 2004.Julio Banuelos has followed him from APOEL to be his assistant, with Ivan Torres installed as fitness coach and Marcos Abad as goalkeeping coach.“Last year we finished seventh. At least the promotion should be there and of course we hope to do better,” Christiansen said.He guided APOEL to the last 16 of the Europa League and their domestic league title in his only season in charge, but his 12-month contract was not renewed and he departed on May 25.Orta stressed there was a “specific budget” for summer signings and that the head coach would have the last word on new players.Christiansen is keen to keep hold of 30-goal striker Chris Wood – “who wouldn’t be?”, he said – but claimed he had no transfer targets at this stage, with the players scheduled to return for medical tests on Friday.“This is something we’re going to talk about internally,” Christiansen added.“We have to bring in players who really want to be here. It’s the same as me as coach.“I died to be here. It was my first choice and target when I heard about it. I was very clear that this was what I wanted.” Thomas Christiansen last_img read more

  • Former Warriors guard Monta Ellis reportedly looking to make NBA comeback

    first_imgTwo years after retiring, Monta Ellis is on the comeback trail.According to a report from ESPN’s Jordan Schultz, Ellis and former Suns star Amar’e Stoudemire are planning to work out for NBA teams next week in Las Vegas.Schultz says both players are “healthy and hoping to sign with a contending team, such as the #Lakers.”Maybe they can join Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade on the end of the Los Angeles bench. Jack Nicholson could use some company these days. OK, Wade already squashed that …last_img read more

  • WEF 2016: How technology can transform healthcare in Africa

    first_img16 May 2016“Health is the basic foundation for any standard of living here in Africa and around the world,” moderator Hans-Paul Burkner said during a discussion on “Transformation of Healthcare” at the 2016 World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali, Rwanda last week.Burkner opened the floor to conversation between Novartis corporate responsibility global head Jurgen Brokatzky-Geiger, President of Guinea Alpha Conde, Peek Vision Foundation CEO Andrew Bastawrous, Laura Lane, president of global public affairs at UPS, and Fortis Healthcare president Daljit Singh.They touched on:Using data analytics to detect pandemicsBoosting access to primary careTackling worker and financial shortagesWatch the session:According to WEF, there is no better time than now to chart Africa’s health transformation. The organisation said African economies are growing faster compared to other regions in the world, and numerous breakthroughs in research and development are enabling healthy people to maintain their status quo.“A virtuous cycle exists between health and economic development,” it said. “Better population health is an important driver of economic progress, as healthy populations live longer, are more productive and can save more.”3 ways #Africa can transform its #health systems #af16— World Economic Forum (@wef) May 15, 2016How #socialmedia is shaking up healthcare @sdosemagen @LeeAase #health— World Economic Forum (@wef) May 8, reporterlast_img read more