Go for Gold adds Kent Salado

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Santos wants Balkman back in PBA: ‘Everyone deserves a second chance’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:58SEA Games 2019: Melcah Caballero wins another rowing gold for Philippines01:38SEA Games 2019: Filipina fencers bag gold medal in team epee02:14Carpio 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 SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Cagayan de Oro native, however, saw his collegiate season cut short after tearing his a right MCL late in the second round of the season.Tang believes the acquisition of Salado will bring nothing but good things to the team as he hopes that his St. Benilde core, bannered by Unique Naboa, Edward Dixon, and Clement Leutcheu will pick up a thing or two from the speedy playmaker. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense “We want to be competitive as we can get, but at the same time, build and give ample exposure to our players from St. Benilde. Knowing that they have experienced what it takes to compete for a championship, we are certain that they can bring in positivity to the culture and process we are rebuilding with,” the youthful mentor said.Salado last saw action for Racal Motors in the 2017 Foundation Cup, where he became only the third player to post a triple-double in PBA D-League history.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGo for Gold bolstered its backcourt with the addition of Kent Salado in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.Coach TY Tang confirmed the news on Tuesday as the Arellano guard joins National University  stalwarts J-Jay Alejandro and Matt Salem in the Scratchers camp.ADVERTISEMENT “Those guys are there to help us in every which way they can: playing their position, attitude towards winning, finding a niche, and doing its part to achieving a bigger result,” he said.Salado averaged 18.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 1.3 steals for the Chiefs this past NCAA Season 93.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

PetroGazz firms up PVL semis bid, crushes Iriga-Navy

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The Angels are tied with Pocari-Sweat Air Force with matching 3-1 records at second place.Relea Saet allowed the Lady Oragons to inch closer in the third frame after a service error but a down-the-line kill from import Olena Lymareva-Flink finished the job.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We explained to the players that we can’t afford to lose another match if we want to get to the semifinals. We have to work for every match,” PetroGazz head coach Jerry Yee said in Filipino.PetroGazz detonated an 11-1 bomb later in the second set to take a 2-0 advantage. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tactical changes get Nigeria’s World Cup back on track 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Angels took notice of the Lady Oragons’ faulty reception and dropped nine service aces.Lymareva-Flink and Anastasiia Trach both tallied 17 points apiece.Lauren Whyte led all scorers with 18 points for Iriga-Navy. Ivan Ruiz L. SuingADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan PetroGazz made quick work of Iriga-Navy, 25-19, 25-14, 25-19 to strengthen its semifinals bid in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference on Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

LCUNA Appeals for Inclusion on CBL’s Weekly Forex Sale

first_imgMembers of the Liberian Credit Union Association (LCUNA) are appealing to the Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia, Dr. Joseph Mills Jones to include them on the CBL weekly sale of foreign exchange auction in the country.The leadership of the Union made the statement Saturday, May 24, at its Annual General Assembly in the port city of Buchanan where they bestowed honor upon Governor Jones for his numerous economy contributions towards the empowerment of Liberians.Making remarks on behalf of the organization, the chairman of the Board of Director of LCUNA, J. Saye Biyie noted that the CBL’s weekly foreign exchange auction remains the principal policy instrument for affecting domestic markets in Liberia.Mr. Biyie suggested that in order to improve the credit union sector,it was important to include credit union members on the foreign exchange lists, especiallyfor those that are doing international trade.According to him,the credit union’s role is pivotal to the ongoing recovery of the Liberian economy.The credit union, Mr. Biyie said,is also helping to buttress government’s efforts by providing economic opportunity to Liberians in the business sectors.Also speaking, Baboukar Jeng, Manager of the Gambia Credit Union Movement (GAMCUM), expressed delight over the level of development that the organization has carried out in meeting the needs of Liberians after the civil conflict.Mr. Jeng noted that improving of the business Sector and infrastructural development are key to the country’s needs.“The business sector remains one of the cardinal areas for the development of any nation, and as such, Liberians should begin venturing in the sector,” he urged.According to him, when this is done, the citizens will be in a better position to contribute to the national government as it strives to rebuild the lives of its people.Mr. Jeng, however, called on the leadership of the Union to show good leadership to its members for the betterment of the association.At the same time, the Gambia Credit Union Movement manager said that he is optimistic that the country will once more get on par with other countries due to the level of transformation taking place in every sector.Receiving the honor on behalf of the CBL Governor, EL-Tumu Trueh, Director for Microfinance at the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), lauded LCUNA for the honor and said that the Bank will continue to empower ordinary Liberians.On the inclusion of LCUNA on the CBL weekly sale of foreign exchange auction, Director Trueh promised to convey their request to the Executive Governor.According to Mr. Trueh, for the past years the CBL has been engaging the movement of the credit union activities to ensure that there is efficiency within the association.He assured LCUNA members that the Bank would continue to provide better economic opportunity by lifting Liberians out of poverty.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liberia’s Future on the Ropes

first_imgOur choice today as a country must never be gambling, but quality education. Our preference must be youth development and empowerment. It is too sad that gambling has become a way of life, and a major source of income for thousands of young Liberians living in a small nation endowed with abundant natural wealth. It beats my imagination to see Liberians standing in long lines everyday fighting for betting tickets. Gambling can never be an option to reduce massive poverty and youth unemployment. It only increases the number of unproductive citizens and less-busy minds.If genuine and sustainable steps are not taken to enhance youth development through education, empowerment and employment in Liberia, I foresee a country of professional gamblers, beggars and drug addicts 10 years from now. We must understand that 65% of our country’s population comprises youngsters. We can only protect the future of this nation if we begin to massively invest in young people proactively and not retrogressively. Anything less than this leaves Liberia’s future on the ropes. Liberia stands a serious risk of embracing a dead future if nothing is done now to reclaim the attention of most Liberians, especially young people, from a social syndrome that is increasingly swallowing our country. The addiction of this generation to gambling is alarming, and I foresee an unfulfilled destiny if urgent measures are not taken to arrest the situation. The demerits of this antisocial act are costly and any attempt to ignore this fact will lead us as a nation to an undesirable end.Gambling is not a friend to any innovative generation whose primary goal is to take exclusive charge of a prosperous tomorrow. It poses a threat to our existence as a people and encourages an ill-focused and visionless generation that eventually becomes a liability on the society. If Liberia must make significant progress in this 21st Century by becoming a trendsetter of economic expansion, then our government must take the lead by persistently prioritizing youth empowerment and employment! Gambling is not an option for Liberian youths. It is unarguably evident that the newest and most popular means of survival nowadays under the leadership of Africa’s first female President is gambling. This act has taken center stage within our bleeding economy. The economy of Liberia will continue to experience sharp declines until local dominance can overshadow foreign control. The need to develop young minds is paramount to national growth and genuine development. An attempt to abandon Liberia’s only hope will only add insult to injury.As the poverty gap widens, access to equal opportunities remains visibly unseen. Our country is on a pathway to economic and political uproar if we continue to intentionally ignore and abandon the preference of this generation. Empowerment opportunities such as education and employment remain key to protecting our fragile peace. The skyscraping increment of gamblers, prostitutes, and drug addicts in our society, especially in slum communities needs immediate remedy.As the number of betting booths, entertainment centers, and drugs hideouts around the country increases, there is less appetite to promote the culture of reading, quizzing, debate, academic excellence and quality education. As a result of this, the pillars of our educational system are crumbling. Students are no longer willing to spend hours reading and researching in order to ensure personal development. Other countries like Rwanda, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda are far ahead of us simply because we have an ill-prepared population that lacks necessary skills to respond to existing global demands.It has been proven that gambling contributes to a high rate of drugs abuse, prostitution, robbery, etc. Gambling harms everyone and destroys potential fulfillments of its victims. There is nothing good that comes out of this less-busy practice. We see how it affects families every day and hampers societal growth. Liberia has a youthful population that needs serious human development. More than 65% of our population consists of young people who are yet to find a marketable career. What is this government doing to ensure sustainable empowerment program for over 102,193 ex-combatants who hastily underwent the DDRR process? The best solution to reduce post-conflict trauma is to build their capacity vocationally. Liberia needs technicians and technocrats who can easily use their minds and tools to enhance reconstruction. As a young Liberian patriot, I have a solemn duty to always speak truth to the powers that be. However, it is also my responsibility to provide the way forward to bring an end to our people’s suffering. In order to help address some of our burning concerns, it is important that this government under the stewardship of President Sirleaf engenders the following:1. Ban gambling activities across the country;2. Construct at least two modern Polytechnics in each of our 15 counties;3. Build modern youth centers and libraries in each of our 73 districts;4. Establish a functional community college in every county and increase budgetary support in order to enhance quality education. Existing colleges lack adequate support!5. Increase budgetary support to primary and secondary education and enforce effective school monitoring;6. Expand local markets and hugely invest in the agriculture, energy, and industries; and7. Create genuine public frameworks/structures to promote youth development, empowerment and employment opportunities.It would be in our best interest if we prohibit gambling like Gambia, Algeria, Indonesia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, the Vatican City, Cayman Island, etc. About The Author: Martin K. N. Kollie is a Liberian youth activist, student leader, an emerging economist and a young writer. He is a student at the University of Liberia reading economics and a member of the Student Unification Party (SUP). He can be reached at: martinkerkula1989@yahoo.comShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CARICOM to host regional consultation on CSME

first_imgRepresentatives of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member countries will be meeting in Guyana over a two-day period to discuss the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) and create ways to make the initiative more effective.The stakeholder consultation is being hosted by Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on behalf of the lead Head of Government for the CARICOM Single Market and Economy.The two-day consultation commences today at the Ramada Princess Hotel and is being facilitated with assistance from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).The activity will engage via a series of panels on what the CSME objectives and priority measures should be; a more and effective CSME; the Free Movement ofSecretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocquePersons and Public Awareness.The findings and recommendations from the consultation are intended to be considered by the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) and also to inform the review of the CSME being undertaken by the CARICOM Conference of Heads of Government which will continue in a special session at its upcoming meeting next month.Almost 50 participants are expected to attend and participate in the stakeholder consultation, including Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves and former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding.Both Prime Ministers – Gonsalves and Golding – will be engaging in a high-level session focused on making the CSME more effective. That session takes place on the first day of the consultation and will be chaired by Joseph Cox, Assistant Secretary General, Trade and Economic Integration, CARICOM Secretariat.Following the high-level session, a series of panels will discuss whether the CSME, as currently configured, sufficiently supports sustainable growth and development and the free movement of skills and persons as an integrating measure among other areas.last_img read more

Results of recent canning workshop donated to food bank

first_imgParticipants learned how to can and preserve fruits and vegetables, and what they didn’t take home with them has found a new home at the food bank. In total, 150 cans of jams, tomatoes, and pickles were donated, which Arlene Ruttan of the Salvation Army says are already being enjoyed. “We have already had the privilege of giving food bank recipients some jars of jam, and I can still see the look of pleasure on their face,” she says. “It is such a treat to be able to eat something that has been made specifically from non-processed food.” In addition to producing food for those in need, NEAT argues buying locally grown food for canning helps preserve it into the next season, and reduce the region’s carbon footprint. Workshops have been held several times over the past few years.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Democratic response by Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island

first_imgThe Democratic response to President Bush’s speech Thursday, as delivered by Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I. — Good evening. I’m Senator Jack Reed from Rhode Island, and I was privileged to serve in the United States Army for 12 years. I opposed the war in Iraq from the beginning. It was a flawed strategy that diverted attention and resources away from hunting down Osama bin Laden’s terrorist network. And since then, too often, the president’s Iraq policies have worsened America’s security. Hundreds of billions have been spent. Our military is strained. Over 27,000 Americans have been wounded, and over 3,700 of our best and brightest have been killed. Tonight, a nation eager for change in Iraq heard the president speak about his plans for the future. But, once again, the president failed to provide either a plan to successfully end the war or a convincing rationale to continue it. The president rightfully invoked the valor of our troops in his speech, but his plan does not amount to real change. Soldiers take a solemn oath to protect our nation, and we have a solemn responsibility to send them into battle only with clear and achievable missions. Tonight, the president provided neither. As a former Army officer, I know the great sacrifices our soldiers and their families make. Our military can defeat any foe on the battlefield. Yet, as General Petraeus has repeatedly stated, Iraq’s fundamental problems are not military, they are political. The only way to create a lasting peace in Iraq is for Iraqi leaders to negotiate a settlement of their long-standing differences. When the president launched the surge in January, he told us that its purpose was to provide Iraqi leaders with the time to make that political progress. But now, nine months into the surge, the president’s own advisers tell us that Iraq’s leaders have not, and are not likely to do so. Meanwhile, thousands of brave Americans remain in the crossfire of another country’s civil war. So tonight, we find ourselves at a critical moment. Do we continue to heed the president’s call that all Iraq needs is more time, more money, and the indefinite presence of 130,000 American troops – the same number as nine months ago? Or do we follow what is in our nation’s best interest and redefine our mission in Iraq? Democrats believe it is a time to change course. We think it’s wrong that the president tells us there’s not enough money for our veterans and children’s health care because he is spending $10 billion a month in Iraq. We have put forth a plan to responsibly and rapidly begin a reduction of our troops. Our proposal cannot erase the mistakes of the last four and a half years, but we can chart a better way forward. That is why our plan focuses on counterterrorism and training the Iraqi army. It engages in diplomacy to bring warring factions to the table and addresses regional issues that inflame the situation. It begins a responsible and rapid redeployment of our troops out of Iraq. And it returns our focus to those who seek to do us harm: al-Qaida and other terrorist groups. An endless and unlimited military presence in Iraq is not an option. Democrats and Republicans in Congress and throughout the nation cannot and must not stand idly by while our interests throughout the world are undermined and our armed forces are stretched toward the breaking point. We intend to exercise our constitutional duties and profoundly change our military involvement in Iraq. We ask Americans of good will of whatever party to join us in this historic effort to restore the strength and security of the United States. I urge the president to listen to the American people and work with Congress to start bringing our troops home and develop a new policy that is truly worthy of their sacrifices. Thank you very much. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC JUST A POINT FROM TITLE GLORY

first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY IN GLASGOW: MORE than 14,000 Celtic fans will be at Rugby Park today – some of them from Co Donegal – where Neil Lennon’s side are hoping to seal the SPL title.A draw will do in the noon kick-off against Kilmarnock – crowning Celtic champions in an incredible season.And one Hoops legend, first-team coach Alan Thompson, believe it will be sweeter than any of the four titles he won as a player. “There’s an awful lot of hard work that goes into winning a title,” said Thompson. “It gives you a taste for it.“When you eventually clinch it, it’s a massive sense of achievement and there’s a hunger to do it all again.”Celtic were on target to win the title for the first time in four seasons, even without Rangers 10-point deduction.And that was despite being 15 points behind and written off by almost everyone (and let’s be honest here folks, even by me.) “We’ve just been preparing the players as normal,” said Alan.“There’s a lot of hard work gone in this season and this week has been no different.“We’ll go there and try and win the game like we always do.“When Neil came in his remit was to build a strong squad of young players that can sustain a title challenge for a long period of time. And we’re nearly there.”He went on: “It is difficult to compare the playing side to now but this would, I think, be sweeter than anything I achieved. “Especially with us being 15 points behind and people writing us off.“All this talk of tainted titles from pundits writing this and writing that, is an absolute nonsense.“To turn it around 15 points – regardless of the 10 points deduction Rangers have had – means absolute massive credit has to go to our players for what they have done.”The league table doesn’t tell lies. Even if Rangers had not been deducted 10 points, they would still be eight points off the pace with half a dozen games left.The big question at the end of this season will be what punishment is meted out to Rangers if they are taken over and their £134Million debts sorted out.It has become clear that the club regularly broke SPL rules with illegal payments to players.* Who is your player of the year? Voting underway at the Celtic website celticfc.net. Alan Thompson is pictured above reminding you how to do it.THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC JUST A POINT FROM TITLE GLORY was last modified: April 7th, 2012 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:celtic fcdonegalTHE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC JUST A POINT FROM TITLE GLORYlast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: OTWAY CLUB NOTES

first_imgLast Sunday, competition was hot in the last chance to ‘warm-up’ for the big Major of the year.The Ferguson Cup, a singles stroke comp, was won By Gerard Gallagher on a fantastic score of 57 net, just one point clear of brother Patsy who took second spot,just a nose ahead of third brother Brendan who came third.It doesn’t look good for the rest of the field in this Saturday’s Captain’s Prize, when club captain Noel Kiernan welcomes all members and guests to a day of golf, a nice bite to eat, and some ceol agus craic in the wee clubhouse. Timesheet for the day is as follows; 8.45am S Gallagher D Friel Fr M Collum M Duffy. 8.55am A Friel Js Gallagher D Edwards Js Lynch. 9.05am G Hegarty Patsy Gallagher D Canning K Toland. 9.15am D Hughes M Canning S Sweeney G Hamilton. 9.25 am I Clifford N Fisher C Patton E O’Kane. 9.35 J Deeney P Murray S Duffy D Hannigan. 9.45am D Sheridan Damian Gallagher T Merritt P Lynch. 9.55am D Cullen Denis Deeney G McGivern Ml Ewings. 12 noon K Tinney J McClafferty P McMahon Dan Harvey. 12.10 G Gallagher Sid Anderson P McNulty Joe Gallagher. 12.20 B Gallagher M O’Reilly Sam Anderson A McFadden. 12.30 D Crerand A Morisson B Kyle Noel Patton. 12.40 P Kelly John Allen A Studdard S Barrett. Apologies to anyone inadvertently omitted. Would any member who does not intend to play at their alloted time please contact the clubhouse on Sat morning so that alternative arrangements can be made. Ladies are invited to play at 3.30 pm, and guests will tee off at 4.15. Good luck to Noel on the big day, and to all the participants in what should be a tight battle to claim the big prize, and an enjoyable day and night’s craic. GOLF NEWS: OTWAY CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 8th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:OTWAY GOLF CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

Jimmy Garoppolo’s season is likely done and so is the 49ers’

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The 49ers’ season is over.Yes, there are still 13 games to play on the 2018 schedule, but this San Francisco team will not be going to the playoffs — in fact, they’ll be lucky to better their 6-10 record from last season.The 49ers’ aspirations for the 2018 season went out the door Sunday when quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo — trying to make a play with his team down two touchdowns in the fourth …last_img read more