Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Cone couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed with the love the fans have showered him and the whole Ginebra squad through this endeavor, which culminated in back-to-back championship in the season-ending conference.“The fact that we played in front of 54,000 people in Game 7, I’m so proud of being a part of that and proud to be a part of these guys,” said the Granslam mentor, who to win not just two titles for the crowd favorites.“I’m just so proud to be a part of the Ginebra family and I’m so proud that we were able to win two championships for you,” Cone said. “We hope to win many, many more.”ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Tim Cone couldn’t help but liken his job at the helm for Ginebra to being the coach of Gilas Pilipinas.“It’s almost like coaching the national team. Everywhere I go, there are Ginebra fans and I just love that,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 And Friday’s fans day proved just that with legions of the ka-barangays trooping to Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan to celebrate Ginebra’s 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup for one last time.Some of the fans even spent the night waiting for the arena to open, hoping to be part of the first 2,500 fans to take home giveaways from the event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe victory party also served as the final sendoff for the retiring Jayjay Helterbrand, who is officialy closing this chapter of his career.“All these people here, the supporters are the best thing of my career,” said Helterbrand. “Each and every game, they really made it worthwhile for us to play our best and they really give us the inspiration to go out there and give our all. You guys are the reason why we are here. We wouldn’t be here without you guys.” MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mayweather ‘adopts’ panda, names it after himself
Fajardo vows no letup for Gilas Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “Those things happen, but I’m just happy that my teammates stepped up. Us from the bench made a run and it’s a good thing that though we had a slow start, we were able to sustain our form in the second half,” he said.But the former NU forward argued that anyone from the team is ready to take the baton, whether its the starters or the guys off the bench, making Gilas Pilipinas all the more deadly.“We’re just happy that we’re able to contribute. It doesn’t mean that we’re in the second five that we’ll only be there to give the first group a rest. We’re all trained to play as a team and that’s what we all did,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next .@troyrosario18 was glad to have been given a chance to play in this second window after his freak accident in early February. #FIBAWC pic.twitter.com/GmJpunWPDG— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) February 25, 2018Rosario, together with Kiefer Ravena, June Mar Fajardo, Calvin Abueva, and Roger Pogoy, provided Gilas a much-needed lift from the second group after the home team fell behind early, 4-20.The group conspired in staging a telling 37-6 blast abridging the first two frames to help the Philippines take control of the game, 41-26, in the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Rosario was one of the sparks for the Philippines in its 89-84 victory over Japan in a game that propeled the home team into the second round of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.“I didn’t expect that I’ll play that well, but there’s no miracle. Only hard work,” he said in Filipino after pouring 14 points, on a 2-of-4 shooting from threes, to go with four rebounds in the win.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 folkAlready ruled out to play in the second window, Rosario admitted that his callup came as a shock, but he’s glad to have repaid the faith coach Chot Reyes gave to him with a solid outing.“After what happened to me, I no longer expected to make it to the lineup because I couldn’t get the clearance. But when I found out that I was included in the 12 for this game, I really prepared hard to give back on the trust that the team gave me,” he said. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThe last time Troy Rosario saw action at Mall of Asia Arena, he found himself being carried out in a gurney after falling face-first in TNT’s game against Phoenix on February 7.Three weeks later, the reed-thin forward came back with a vengeance, making sure he made his mark as he came through for Gilas Pilipinas in his return on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments
The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW) has disclosed that though free routine immunization services are available throughout the country, but it is not being utilized by mothers and caregivers.The Deputy Director of NHPD, Richard Tarr, said that this situation is leaving several children unprotected thereby making them vulnerable to preventable sicknesses. “Most women are not taking their babies for vaccination though the government is making frantic efforts and this is not good for the children,” Tarr said.Mr. Tarr made specific references to three of the 15 counties where they are high number of children that are not immunized. He named Margibi, Montserrado and Grand Gedeh Counties as counties that posed more challenges.The Health Ministry official spoke at a media interactive forum at the offices of the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday, May 1, in Monrovia. He said more than 24 percent of children fewer than five years died in Liberia from sicknesses that could be prevented by vaccines.The media-health stakeholder interactive meeting was intended to brainstorm on a more effective ways in which awareness messages could be created for caregivers to take advantage of the routine vaccines.There are five different vaccines that a newborn should take before reaching their first birthday. These different vaccines are BCV vaccine which protect children from bad cough, polio vaccine, pentavalent vaccine, PCV or Pneumonia and measles vaccines. Four of these vaccines are provided routinely across the country. These are known as Routine Immunization (RI).However an estimated 1.5 million children died each year-one every 20 seconds from sicknesses that can be prevent by these vaccines. Vaccines protect people from catching sicknesses that cause death and disabilities. Vaccines giving during childhood prevent 2.5 million annually around the world.Mr. Tarr said Montserrado County has more unvaccinated children than all other counties combined. He indicated that 5,971 children in Montserrado are missing Penta 3 vaccine while an additional 12,938 miss measles vaccine.Providing some statistics, which he termed as challenges that they are faced with, he said 33 percent, which are about 49,628, of under-one population live in Montserrado. Nine out of ten of these children live in densely populated Monrovia districts. He said only 98 of the 241 facilities in the country provide routine immunization.He noted that Polio campaign has overshadowed routine immunization. Free RI services are available every day, but are not being utilized. There is need to increase demand and improve service delivery.He said that there are three interventions to keep children healthy and strong. They are, vaccines, nutrition and hand washing.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and some of its partners, notably United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) will on May 6, 2014 began observance of this year African Vaccination Week (AVW), which seeks to create more awareness about the importance of immunizing children.The AVW is to also strengthen RI services by increasing awareness of the importance, the need, and the right of all persons to be protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.AVW is also intended to sustain advocacy, expand community participation and improve immunization service deliveryShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Field Epidemiology Training Program-Liberia, established by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has revealed that 5,893 suspected cases of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) across the country tested negative.The Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) – the first of its kind in the country – was established in collaboration with Emory University (USA) and African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET).The suspected Ebola cases were recorded in the 15 counties during surveillance to report and control diseases and other health problems. The investigation was done at 91 health districts, 718 health centers as well as swabbing of dead bodies.Liberia was twice certificated ‘free-for-now’ from Ebola transmissions and is now in her 90 day period of heightened surveillance.Madam Leela Zaizay, the Public Heath Lead at the Ministry of Health and a graduate of the FETP Basic Course, made the report yesterday during the closing ceremony of the Basic FETP held at the Emergency Operation Center in Congo Town, outside Monrovia.The report said Grand Gedeh County had the highest number of suspected Ebola cases (1,676), followed by Grand Bassa County (1,015) and Lofa County (130).Going further, the report said besides the suspected Ebola cases, there were also 2,345 suspected cases of acute watery diarrhea followed by 37 suspected cases of measles.Madam Zaizay said the training improved the surveillance, epidemiology, response and scientific communication skills of public health workers at the district, county and national levels.The FETP basic training lasted for three months, (August – November) and focused on fundamental skills used in frontline surveillance and response for diseases in Liberia, or anywhere in the world.Thirty Students were presented with certificates including 15 County Surveillance Officers (CSOs), 13 District Surveillance Officers (DSOs – 7 from Montserrado and 6 from Nimba counties) and two others.The certificates were signed by Thomas R. Freiden, Director, US – CDC, Prof. James W. Curran, Dean of Public Health, Emory University and Health Minister Dr. Bernice Dahn.Making remarks, Herbert Kazoora of AFENET, Desmond Williams, Country Director of CDC-Liberia and Dr. Emmanuel Musa, Deputy Country Representative of WHO, separately pledged their support and challenged the participants to serve as ambassadors in frontline surveillance and response.Deputy Health Minister Nyenswah thanked the partners on behalf of the government for their support and indicated that the program will help the district and county health officers as well as other public health workers learn new epidemiology skills and techniques for investigating diseases and other health problems.“Disease outbreaks will not end with Ebola, so you are important to us to identify early signals of an epidemic, for us to respond faster,” Minister Nyenswah said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The state-run University of Liberia is an academic home to about 30,000 Liberians studying in various disciplines. The majority of us there are low income earners with ambition to study and explore ways to see what life has for us.When we were taking the entrance and placement examinations to enroll, we realized that we would be spending four years as prescribed by the university authorities to earn our undergraduate degrees.Contrary to the perception that the university has caused us to accept, we are instead compelled to spend at least seven years because of delays that arise not only due to a student’s fault, but to a greater degree by disruptions and violent demonstrations by a group of renegade students with a number far below the nonviolent ones.As images in my possession of this renegade group can depict, they are always less than 500 students that stage the violence which stalls all academic activities at the university, sometimes causing it to close for months.The infamous and recalcitrant (stubborn) campus based Student Unification Party (SUP) “militants” are always sure of staging violent protests every semester since we enrolled, and peaceful students who fear getting injured have no option but to run out of their classes and go home.This situation then creates room for relaxation, for instructors to attend to other needs, while at the end of the month they receive salaries to the disadvantage of students who should receive an education in return.What remains surprising is that as these men and a few women begin their rebellious activities, the UL Administration sits and watches them with this comment, “They are exercising their rights.”Yes, I agree that in Article 17 of the Liberian Constitution, “All persons, at all times, in an orderly and peaceable manner, shall have the right to assemble and consult upon the common good.” However, there is no provision that assembling in an orderly and peaceable manner results in disturbing the peace of others.But for the “SUP ‘militants’ and the University of Liberia’s student leadership, violence is a way of solving any problem, and without their approval no academic activities can go on.”Where are the rights of nonviolent students, too? Is the UL administration saying that violence is the rule and therefore all should be violent? Is it wrong to be law abiding and humble at the UL?In recent days, the Board of Trustees and the administration announced an increment in credit fees from LRD$175 to LRD$360, backing the decision that it will enable the administration to provide some services not available at the university.Instead of looking up to the administration to fulfill the vow or fail, the militants are on the rampage again, disrupting activities and claiming that they are poor and cannot afford the new fees.While at the Capitol on May 26 insulting lawmakers, the renegade group was threatening to disrupt every activity on campus this week.Are these people the only Liberians with a right to education in this country? What becomes of thousands of students who have paid their fees and prepared to sit in class for lessons?As a result of the opportunity given SUP ‘militants’ to constantly stage violent protests on campus, they extended it to government early this year when they stoned officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) over the arrest of Vandalark Patrick.This too, obstructed our test schedule, and we had to extend the allocated timeframe. Although the UL administration and Liberian government are watching these deviants obstructing, impeding and infringing on the rights of the majority peace loving students of the university, there are some ethical values they (government and UL administration) have to take into consideration.From the Judeo-Christian perspective, Proverbs one of the books of wisdom, says: “Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house (17:13). He that justifieth the wicked and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord (17:15).”The Liberian government and UL Administration should also realize that attribution of rights to law breakers has the propensity to undermine God’s command and to entrench evil in society.In Romans13:3, Paul the Apostle said rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. The opportunity given a minute group of people to always stage violence on the campus then brings this question to mind: Is authority at the University of Liberia a terror to evil, or good?As UL Administration and government observe this ongoing chaos at the university with inaction, they must also note that they are encouraging others to join the violent group since the perpetrators go with impunity.In the absence of social control remember, disastrous collective behavior is enhanced, and this is what the UL administration and government’s reluctance to take action against perpetrators of violence on campus is teaching others.Do not be surprised to see more people joining these unruly students whose actions are considered human rights; while keeping calm, and being law abiding and respectful to leaders are considered human weaknesses.About the author: Joaquin M. Sendolo is a senior student of the University of Liberia pursuing his second bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. 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Magistrate Judy Latchman on Tuesday refused to grant bail to a father of one who was nabbed by Police with more than 200 grams of cannabis in his possession.Richard Bailey, 32, of Lot 150 Guyhoc Park, Georgetown, stood before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and denied the charge when it was read to him.Particulars of the charge stated that on January 25, 2019, while in the vicinity of Turning Point, East La Penitence, Georgetown, he had 220 grams of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris objected to bail based on the fact that the cannabis was found in a haversack the defendant was carrying at the time.As such, bail was refused and Bailey was remanded to prison.The matter will continue on February 25, 2019.
Coral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Where will Romelu Lukaku end up this summer?The Belgian striker has revealed he will leave Everton this summer, and have already reached an agreement with an unnamed club – thought to be in the Premier League.Latest reports claim Chelsea are the team leading the race, and Lukaku is 2/5 to return to Stamford Bridge this summer.But former boss Jose Mourinho is also a fan, and Manchester United are 7/2 to land the frontman.But, a European giant could still nip in and hijack the deal, with Paris Saint-Germain 12/1 and Bayern Munich 14/1.Get all that and MORE in the latest Coral Daily Download!Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast?
COUNTDOWN TO CLONES: Anticipation is building as Donegal go in search of their FOURTH Ulster title in just FIVE years.Again it’s the men from Monaghan that stand in Donegal’s way and Sunday’s clash is set to be an explosive physical encounter. Donegal manager Rory Gallagher has described it as a clash of two heavyweights.Monaghan defeated Donegal in the decider in 2013 before exacting revenge last year.Many pundits are sitting on the fence saying it’s far too close to call with all agreeing they’ll be very little between the sides when they meet at Clones.However, Donegal Signs as always having designed another cheeky slogan and they’re tipping Donegal to edge out the Farney County. They reckon St Michael’s clubman Christy Toye will be the main man and will have Monaghan ‘Beggan’ for mercy.DONEGAL SET TO ‘TOYE’ WITH MONAGHAN IN ULSTER SFC FINAL was last modified: July 15th, 2015 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:donegalGAAnewsSportUlster SFC
The eagerly awaited Colgan Heritage Weekend takes place this week from Thursday 27th June to Sunday 30th June 2013 in Carndonagh.The Colgan HallThis four day event celebrates the towns most famous scholar John Colgan and the heritage of the town through song, informative talks, walk, exhibitions, book launch, drama, gala concert and much more. An energetic committee have compiled an interesting programme of events.On Friday evening at 7.30pm there will be opening with joint speakers The Honourable Mr Justice Michael White of the High Court and Freelance Irish journalist Mr Paul Drury. Presentation of prizes to Transition students of C.C.S. for project work. Musical interlude with The Donagh Choir under direction of Dr Helen Haughey.Local historain Maura Harkin will launch her Photographic exhibition – Do you remember?, featuring photos of people and places in Carndonagh and surrounding areas which will be on display all weekend. Events followed by lively music and a reception sponsored by Super Valu.On Saturday morning there will be an invigorating four mile walk – “Glentogher revisited” – with guide Dessie Mc Callion. Buses leave the Colgan Hall at 9.45am and due to its success last year booking is essential. Contact the Colgan Hall on 074 93 29377 and wear comfortable footwear and clothing.As part of the weekend there will be a special outdoor market in the Diamond Carndonagh from 12 noon – 3pmon on Saturday. The Best in Inishowen produce and crafts will be available. There will also be a number of pop up shops featuring work from The Mens Shed and other local craft workers. The focus will then turn to the Colgan Community and Resource Centre at 2pm with a presentation by Malin Head/Carndonagh native Mr Desmond Doherty formerly of the E.S.B. The title of the talk is – Rural Electrification, bringing The Light to North Inishowen and will be of interest to many.Carn book enthusiast Peter Doherty of the Book Shop Carndonagh will have an extensive variety of books on display and for sale. One of the highlights of the weekend will be the launch of new book, Inishowen Co-Op – The first 50 Years by Inishowen Co-Operative Society Ltd. Credit must be extended to Sean Beattie, Margaret Farren, Eoin Farren and Jason Harkin for having compiled a most informative book with over eighty colourful photos. The speaker at 3pm will be Mr Ray Gallagher, 2012 winner of the Plunkett Award for co-operative endeavour.The evening then closes with the drama – The Twilight Court by John Ward in the Courthouse, Carndonagh. This drama explores belief in superstition, fairies, omens, signs, customs etc. The drama producer is Mrs Geraldine Mooney and admission is 5Euro.On Sunday afternoon, 2pm -3pm, participants from the History Links project – a local history project that has twinned Inishowen with Limavady – will read and perform drama from their new book Forging Friendships. There will be a Folklore Exhibition featuring work by national school children from local schools from the 1937 school collection. The afternoon will conclude with a concise and comprehensive talk by Brian O Doherty, Greencastle on the life story of Rosa O Doherty in Louvain, Belguim. She was a contemporary of John Colgan.The grand finale of the weekend is the Gala concert on Sunday night at 8pm. This will be an evening of song, music, dance and drama featuring prize winners from Feis Domhnaigh 2013. Admission 10 euro, children 5 euro. Last but not least – a warm welcome awaits visitors to the “Rambling House” in the Ceilidh House Magheramore on Thursday June 27th at 7.30pm. This event will be an evening of storytelling, music, folklore, culture and hospitability. Booking essential at Colgan Hall 074 93 29377The Fourth Colgan Heritage Weekend truly has something for everyone. So make your way to Carndonagh at the end of June for a fun filled entertaining and educational weekend that celebrate Carndonagh and the peninsula.COLGAN HERITAGE WEEKEND IS BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER was last modified: June 25th, 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)Tags:CarndonaghColgan Heritage Weekend
A WEATHER warning has been issued for Co Donegal this Tuesday, with strong winds and heavy rain being predicted for the afternoon and evening.Winds will reach gale force for a time, possibly storm force around dusk.It will however be mild with temperatures of around 11C, falling at night to 4C. Forecasters from all the main channels are predicting a deluge throughout the day with rainfall in places of between 15mm and 25mm.But it’s damaging winds which could cause the most disruption.Met Eireann has issued the following warning for the North West for Tuesday afternoon and evening:Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal Southwest to west winds will reach mean speeds of 60 to 75 km/hr with gusts of 90 to 120 km/hr – strongest in coastal areas. Valid from 15:00 to 24:00 hours Tuesday 29th JanuaryIt will remain wet and windy throughout the rest of the week; however winds will not be a strong. WEATHER LATEST: DONEGAL TO FACE BRUNT OF NEW TUESDAY STORM was last modified: January 29th, 2013 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:donegal daily weatherWEATHER LATEST: DONEGAL TO FACE BRUNT OF NEW TUESDAY STORM