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  • PNG are the Pacific queens of the 400 metres

    first_imgThree of the eight runners in the finals tonight were Papua New Guinean- Betty Burua, Donna Koniel, and Pacific sprint queen Toea Wisil.The crowd erupted as Wisil led the way from the start and finished first with a time of 54.17s.Next in was Donna Koniel with 54.29s.Betty Burua came flying in third for bronze clocking 55.21s.last_img

  • Never say die personified: Cone marvels at Thompson’s will to win for Ginebra

    first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal In the semifinals against Rain or Shine, Thompson went high up to outrebound Elasto Painters import Reggie Johnson from behind.More often than not, Thompson would get one of those incredible rebounds that have drawn amazement from the crowd the way an emphatic dunk would.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’READ: Scottie Thompson named PBA Finals MVP “Scottie came up big from day one he joined in practice,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone. “I’m running out of superlatives to describe him. His will to win is off the charts.” View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Scottie Thompson squeezed in between San Miguel Beer big men June Mar Fajardo and Renaldo Balkman and somehow, in some way, ended up with the rebound.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cone is used to seeing Thompson make one spectacular play after another but the crafty guard still never fails to marvel him.Thompson’s dazzling ways were in full display in the grandest stage of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals against the mighty San Miguel Beermen.The 25-year-old Thompson shone in the bright lights and his finals performance didn’t go unnoticed as he was named Finals MVP, averaging 10.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists in six games.“Scottie brings us that intangible that never quits. He really exemplifies that never-say-die attitude,” Cone said.“The stuff he does in games, he does in practice all the time. He’s a really special kid. He’s just scratching the surface. He might go down as one of the all-time greats.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 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 Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Santos swallows San Miguel’s ‘painful’ loss to Ginebra ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginslast_img read more

  • PetroGazz survives Tacloban to kick off Open campaign

    first_imgLATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Rodriguez favored as Petron GT highlights Batangas racing weekend Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil PetroGazz survived a challenge put up by Tacloban in the first and third sets as it hammered out a 25-22, 25-14, 26-24 victory Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.Paneng Mercado led the way with 14 points, 11 of which came off attacks and the other three on blocks.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m happy that the work we put up in the last few weeks is starting to bear fruit,” said Mercado, daughter of former Asia’s former sprint queen Lydia de Vega-Mercado.Meanwhile, action in the season-ending conference of the league organized by Sports Vision heats up this early as Ateneo-Motolite and Pocari-Air Force slug it out in a duel of fancied teams at Imus Sports Complex in Cavite on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Lady Eagles, who skipped the Collegiate Conference to toughen up for this tournament, and the Myla Pablo-led Lady Warriors slug it out at 4 p.m. with PetroGazz and BanKo-Perlas colliding at 6 p.m.“We realize that with the unprecedented rise in the popularity of women’s volleyball, many want to watch our games. But their distance to our home venue in San Juan are prohibiting them. Particularly this season, Sports Vision is bringing more and more PVL games to the provinces,” said Sports Vision president Ricky Palou. MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

  • What’s in a Tokyo 2020 medal? Old phones, discarded cameras

    first_imgFILE – In this April 1, 2017, file photo, gold tablets of 3 grams, left, which is able to be recycled from 100 mobile phones, are shown as the example in Tokyo. Tokyo Olympic organizers said in a statement Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, they expect to collect enough obsolete electronic devices by the end of March to reach the amount that will be required to manufacture all Olympic and Paralympic medals. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)TOKYO— Tokyo Olympic organizers say they expect to collect enough obsolete electronic devices by the end of March to reach the amount that will be required to manufacture all Olympic and Paralympic medals.The Tokyo 2020 Olympics open in just over 500 days and all medals will be made from discarded smartphones, digital cameras, and other handheld games and laptops.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Pelicans will allow Anthony Davis to play rest of NBA season LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In a statement Friday, organizers said targeted amounts of bronze, silver, and gold will be extracted from the discarded devices with quotas expected to be reached by March 31.The design of the Tokyo medals will be unveiled later this year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games 2019: Filipina fencers bag gold medal in team epee PLAY LIST 01:38SEA Games 2019: Filipina fencers bag gold medal in team epee01:25SEA Games: PH dancesport plucks 5 gold medals in standard events03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View commentslast_img read more

  • Supply chain maturity framework for MOPH is not suited for Guyana

    first_imgDear Editor,In the December 14, 2018 issue of a section of the media, it was stated that the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) gets strategic support to boost procurement capabilities from its international partners that uses a supply chain maturity framework as a measure of success. The framework outlines five levels from Canvas to Accredited and in between, there are Bronze, Silver and Gold. The accredited level requires that our health supply chain system become privatised or at minimum, a competitive process of public-private partnership (PPP).On this substantive point, it is important to note that there is no guarantee a privatised system will provide better service than a Government operated system. In the world today, the best healthcare systems are managed under Government control, with the most notable being Cuba, Canada and the Scandinavian region. Also, this framework has not determined whether Guyana’s unique conditions would allow such a framework to effectively improve the supply chain system.Currently there are medicines being stored in a bottom house, a decision made by the very leaders of the MOPH who are currently creating the impression that they are striving for excellence. The PPP Government never allowed medicines to be stored in such conditions to put the public’s health at risk.Prior to 2015, there was in place, a standard equivalent to the gold level; however, it was downgraded to a lower level after this Government took over. Therefore, the strategic support that now presents itself is simply a means to correct this Government’s incompetence on many levels. A Government operated health supply chain system has already proven to be successful.What we truly need is strong and visionary leadership in the healthcare system that understands how to implement a supply chain system to meet Guyana’s unique conditions. We should not be measured by a framework that lacks the flexibility to recognise our needs a as country. Our success must be measure foremost by the availability of medicines and supplies through the development of a system that’s organic to our needs and can be effectively managed by the Government.For far too long we have been receiving consultants who write and copy and paste long policies and guidelines that becomes ineffective as soon as the consultant leaves. It is unfortunate that this Government did not have the foresight and will to build on the success that the previous Government built in the health sector.Sincerely,Malcolm Watkins, MSOL, CSCPlast_img read more

  • Dads join Ducks on their road trip

    first_imgLOS ANGELES – The Ducks invited their fathers to join them for the final two games of their five-game trip, which ended Saturday night at Staples Center. Nineteen of them accompanied their sons to Phoenix and L.A., a treat for all concerned. Jean-Sebastien Giguere started Saturday’s game and Carlyle said he probably wouldn’t decide until after the game whether Giguere would start again tonight at the Honda Center or whether Ilya Bryzgalov would start for the first time since Feb. 7. ROSTER MOVE Before the game, the Kings signed winger John Zeiler to an NHL contract and recalled him from the American Hockey League and sent down rookie winger Konstantin Pushkarev. Zeiler, 24, made his NHL debut Saturday. He had 11 goals and 16 assists in 52games in Manchester. SOLID IN GOAL A major factor in the Kings’ mini-resurgence since the all-star break has been goalie Sean Burke, a 40-year-old veteran who was plucked out of the AHL off waivers. During the Kings’ recent five-game road trip, Burke made four starts, went 2-1-1 and stopped 115 of 120 shots. He also recorded a shutout against the Florida Panthers. Mathieu Garon got the start, but Burke is expected to be in goal tonight in Anaheim. “I’ve been pleased,” Burke said. “I’m just pleased that I was able to come in and contribute, considering where I was. I’ve been able to come back to this level and have some enjoyment with it.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! There was a team dinner and a golf outing in Phoenix earlier in the week, a trip to the Ducks’ Anaheim practice facility to watch a workout Friday and the games themselves against the Coyotes and the Kings. There also was a sight-seeing trip to Hollywood for the dads Saturday. The Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche made similar trips with their fathers to Anaheim earlier this season, prompting general manager Brian Burke to plan the father-son trip for the Ducks. center_img It’s a way for the players to repay their fathers for the many hours of sacrifice watching their sons get their starts at predawn practices often held in frozen rinks around North America and in Europe. It also was a chance for the fathers to get to know each other. “It’s very special for them,” winger Teemu Selanne said. “My dad (Ilmari) has probably been here (Southern California) 20 times, but he’s never been on a road trip.” GOALIE ROTATION As is his custom, Ducks coach Randy Carlyle declined to name his starting goalies for the second game of the home-and-home series against the Kings. last_img read more

  • How did you miss that? WATCH Hibs striker produced absolute howler

    first_imgJason Cummings produced one of the misses of the season during Hibernian’s Scottish Championship clash with Raith Rovers.With his side trailing 2-1, the striker was gifted the easiest of chances to draw his side level by teammate David Gray.But Cummings, despite being just a yard out and with the whole goal to aim for, somehow conspired to turn the ball onto the crossbar.last_img

  • ‘England should not appoint volatile Mancini,’ says former Man City goalkeeper

    first_imgFormer Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given is adamant England should not turn to his former boss Roberto Mancini as a replacement for Roy Hodgson.Reports emerged on Friday morning suggesting the FA were keen to speak to the Italian to explore the possibility of him returning to management in England following the Three Lions’ disastrous Euro 2016 campaign which saw they dumped out by tournament minnows Iceland.But Given can’t believe the FA would want him, citing his volatility and the number of people he fell out with and alienated himself from while at the Eithad.“I don’t know where to start,” Given told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“For me it should be an Englishman but Mancini and Man City was a volatile character.“He’d fallen out with everyone from the players to the backroom staff to the whole team and the physios and the kit men. He’d argue with everyone.“It wouldn’t be for me but I’m not the guy who makes those decisions. I just feel England should have an English manager but the problem is who from that list would be a good English manager and take such a job on?“They may have to go abroad but it shouldn’t be Mancini, no.”last_img read more

  • STREAKER PUTS DERRY CITY AHEAD AT ‘BALLY-BUFF-Y!

    first_imgGames between Finn Harps and Derry City, even in the League Cup, are usually tense affairs.That may explain why one Derry City fan had enough and tore off his clothes and streaked across the pitch during tonight’s game at Finn Park.Stewards took the prankster in hand (eventually!) before restoring his pride and allowed his friend to take him off the pitch. Afterall the game is being played in BallyBUFFy!!On the pitch Derry are ahead 1-0 after a super shot from the edge of the box by Rory Patterson. STREAKER PUTS DERRY CITY AHEAD AT ‘BALLY-BUFF-Y! was last modified: May 20th, 2013 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)last_img read more

  • Rangers sign young Roma striker on loan

    first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti RANKED Rangers have announced the signing of Umar Sadiq from Roma on a season-long loan.The 21-year-old joins for the 2018/19 season and becomes Steven Gerrard’s ninth signing of a busy summer. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LATEST TRANSFER NEWS targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on 📝 #RangersFC are delighted to announce the signing of Umar Sadiq on a season long loan from @ASRomaEN subject to international clearance.➡️ Full information: https://t.co/N53PsxBXNb pic.twitter.com/jgoo4whDpa— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 10, 2018Sadiq spent last season on loan at Dutch club NAC Breda, where he scored five goals in 12 Eredivisie appearances.He has netted twice in six senior appearances for his parent club Roma after breaking into the first team aged just 18.Sadiq also has an Olympic medal after helping Nigeria to bronze in 2016The forward scored four at the tournament in Brazil, including two strikes in the bronze medal winning game as his country defeated Honduras 3-2.last_img read more