PBA: Pogoy is Rookie of the Year, Ross the Most Improved player

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Letran ousts Arellano, books 4th place playoff vs San Sebastian 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 MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT’s Roger Ray Pogoy was recognized as the top rookie of the 2017 PBA Season during the Leo Awards on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Pogoy edged Phoenix’ Matthew Wright, Kia’s Reden Celda, Ginebra’s Kevin Ferrer and Star’s Jio Jalalon the Rookie of the Year award.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ San Miguel star guard Chris Ross was named the Most Improved Player of the season.The star guard won the Finals MVP in the All-Filipino Cup and bagged the Best Player plum in the Commissioner’s Cup to lead the Beermen to two titles this year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMeanwhile, Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar, San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo and Ross, Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood, Jalalon completed the all-defensive team.The Samboy Lim sportsmanship award went to Norwood. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

ACHIEVE

first_imgLittle things that are freeMake lots of differenceWhen used with cautionWalk into achievementsOnly with a bowed headAchieveCaptured the impossiblesBy having huge dreamsLive by the regular peaceMend fences in your wayClean dirt that dim sightAchieveStand on few shouldersAcknowledge their effortsRespects common rivalryIgnore snarls of the feebleSpeed on to be legendAchieveSmile in the midst of fettersSurely with joy to longevitySpeak life to dead embersSound rich and play honestSail smooth to great yearAchieveShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bassa LFA Reorganizes U14, Receive Ebola Materials from LNOC

first_imgThe Grand Bassa County LFA Sub-Association has reorganized its an Under 14 football team, according to its chairman Jeremiah B. Johnson in an interview in Buchanan last Wednesday.Johnson said the U-14 players are being groomed to eventually graduate to play for the Grand Bassa County football team. He said team was selected recently when 12 community teams in Buchanan and its environs took part in a league at which time Sugar Cane Farm Community FC defeated Church Street Community FC in the finals.He advised the U -14 players to obtain academic education in order to exhibit good sportsmanship and be disciplined for the team’s development.He announced that they are expected to receive a delegation from the Kick For Christ of Monrovia this Saturday March 7.He therefore called on members of the team for their cooperation.In another development the Bassa Sports Association (BSA) presented some Ebola preventive materials, including buckets, a carton of Clorox and soap, among others.BSA President Arthur Jimmy said the items were donated by the Liberia National Olympic Committee, LNOC, through the offices of the County Education Officer (CEO).“Despite sporting activities, I am reminding you that the county is not yet Ebola free so you all must continue to adhere to the Ebola preventive measures instituted by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and its international partners,” Mr. Jimmy reiterated.He hoped the Ebola materials would be distributed to teams under the County LFA Sub-Association.Receiving the items, LFA Sub-Association Chairman Johnson thanked the BSA and the donor for the kind gesture, and promised that the Ebola items would be fairly distributed among the teams without discrimination.He added that the LFA Sub-Association would sure that the beneficiary teams adhere to the Ebola preventive measures.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Theodore Momo Resigns from Unity Party

first_imgGbarpolu County Senator Theodore J.S.B. Momo, Jr. has taken his exit from the ruling Unity Party following a controversial primary.Senator Momo himself has not officially spoken to this newspaper about his resignation; however, his supporters had earlier declared that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was prevailing upon members of the party to endorse Representative Gertrude Lamin to contest the  Gbarpolu senatorial seat instead of incumbent Senator Momo.On the basis of this, sources close to the Unity Party’s Gbarpolu chapter told this newspaper that the President was consulting with Senator Momo to consider the female candidate’s interest; which our sources said would cause Momo to withdraw from the primary process through protest.An office staff of Senator Momo, Sam K. Zinnah, said the incumbent Senator resigned from the party because of manipulations he (Momo) observed in the primary in Gbarpolu last Saturday, June 28.Zinnah said the manipulation was a complete slap in the face of Democracy, and as such, Senator Momo could not accept being in the party any longer.It is not clear whether or not the outgoing Gbarpolu senator is heading to another party. Mr. Zinnah said in a text exchange that consultations with supporters are on-going across the county, and they are optimistic that Senator Momo would be reelected.According to him, President Sirleaf had asked Momo to step aside and give way to sitting Representative Gertrude Lamin to contest the post.Gender and Development Minister, Julia Duncan Cassell,  who presided over the primary in Gbarpolu, could not disclose the results, but said they would be released by the Secretary General of the Unity Party.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Essequibo residents rap Govt on failed employment promises

first_imgResidents of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) have expressed frustration over failed promises by the coalition Government with regards to employment for persons residing on the Essequibo Coast.The residents related that the unemployment rate in the region is very high and this was one of the major issues that were raised with the Government during its recent outreach in the region.They are contending that they are being misled by Government officials into believing that they will be hired by Government agencies. They were reportedly asked to submit applications but when they call to check on the status of same, there is no record of it being handed in.The frustrated residents expressed dissatisfaction at the manner in which they are being treated by the Administration.They believe that Government outreaches are a “sham” which seeks to fool members of the public in an effort to buy votes for the upcoming elections.One of the residents who spoke to this newspaper said that his daughter applied for a job at a Government agency and when she called to follow up on the application weeks after, she was told that there is no record of her application.“My daughter applied at a popular Government agency for a job and they promise us that they will call and so on for interview, but nothing. I know if you’re not qualified they won’t hire you I understand that but the worrisome part is that when we called, there is no record of any application for her or anybody else that applied from here, this led me to believe they are fooling people and maybe they throwing away these applications soon as they leave here. They feel people stupid,” he argued.Furthermore, over the weekend, workers from the National Data Management Unit were in the region, this time, accepting applications for employment with that agency. This action has prompted residents to believe that the Government is “putting on a show”.“This Government is all about a show. They eye pass people. They wasting taxpayers’ money having these people coming here for days doing nothing. Just coming here trying to fool people here. They ain’t got one vote to get from over here…watch and see. We already figure them out,” Jai told this publication.The Cabinet was greeted by hundreds of disgruntled citizens who lined the streets of Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast, during its outreach to the region.Regional Chairman Devanand Ramdatt was also on the protest line after the Regional Executive Officer (REO) reportedly denied him a fuel allowance to attend the activity.The majority of the residents questioned the timing of the outreach, pointing out that after four years in office, this is the first time such a large ministerial delegation has visited the region to offer support.They believe Government is merely campaigning, in light of the No-confidence Motion against it and the likelihood of early elections. One rice farmer said rice is the breadbasket of the region and although many calls were made for Government to intervene to save the industry from collapsing, nothing has been done.Also at the protest were over 30 trench cleaners who were not paid for over three months. Similar to the other outreaches so far, residents flocked the booths dealing with housing issues also.Scores of persons said they left the outreach very disappointed since their housing issues could not have been fully dealt with despite waiting long hours to have their issues addressed.This led some persons to question why the Government is inviting persons to the Cabinet outreaches when they cannot address their issues.last_img read more

Woman wounded as gunfire erupts in Mission Hills

first_imgMISSION HILLS — A woman was hospitalized after being shot in the leg early Sunday in one of two shootings in the area, police said. The first shooting occurred in the 14300 block of Chamberlain Street, near the interchange of the Golden State and Ronald Reagan freeways about 2:45 a.m., said Los Angeles police Sgt. Paul Espinoza of the Mission Station. Police said they had no details on the second shooting and were investigating to see if the two were connected. The victim in the first shooting was taken to a nearby hospital in unknown condition. No other information was available. 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

Crystal Palace boss Pardew refuses to rule out move for Swansea striker

first_img Bafetimbi Gomis in action for Swansea New Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has refused to rule out a move for Bafetimbi Gomis after admitting the club are ‘working hard’ on bringing in new strikers.Pardew has told Palace chairman Steve Parish he needs reinforcements after moving from Newcastle, with striker the main area of concern.Palace have been linked with a £9m move for Swansea striker Gomis, and Pardew has refused to play down his interest in the former Lyon man.“I cant say anything about the financial side, I think that’s unfair on any club we’re talking to,” he said when asked about a £9m bid.“The chairman and the board are keen to try and bring a player or two and I know they’re working hard towards that. We have to wait and see on that side, it’s complicated securing any player and particularly a striker.” 1last_img read more

Firm sends dialysis nurses

first_imgBUSINESS NAME: Quik Travel Staffing BUSINESS ADDRESS: 150 E. Olive Ave., Suite 308, Burbank PHONE: (800) 554-2230 WEB SITE: www.qtstaffing.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant OWNER: Belinda Pagliaro, Stefan Windheuser ESTABLISHED: 2000 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Six DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: We’re a dialysis staffing company. We provide highly qualified dialysis travel nurses on a temporary basis to health care facilities and clinics throughout the country. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? No. WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? We enjoy the challenges and freedom of owning our own business, and we saw a need for nurses throughout the country that wasn’t going away any time soon. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? The travel nurse idea came from a friend in the business. Our first account was a dialysis clinic in Northern California. We happened to have a dialysis nurse to send there, she told her friend about our company, and before long we had the snowball effect. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? Nine months. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? The first few months, we were working in other jobs. We both have extensive expertise as managers in the service industries. Then Stefan quit his job to work full time in the business. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? We each put $40,000 of our own money into it. During the first few years, we borrowed from friends until we were able to qualify for loans. We also used lines of credit from the bank. WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? Friends and each other. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? The competition and how hard it was to get a contract with a hospital. But because we’re such a specialized company, we found a niche. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? $8 million WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? We want 99 percent retention of our current clientele, and we plan to grow the company thoroughly expanding into different areas of staffing. To be considered for a small-business profile, you should have fewer than 10 employees and be locally based. For a free profile questionnaire, call (818) 713-3699.160Want 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

SADNESS AS ‘THE GIRL FROM DONEGAL’ BRIDIE GALLAGHER DIES

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Legendary Donegal singer Bridie Gallagher has died.Ms Gallagher, who inspired many major acts including Daniel O’Donnell and Paul Brady, died at her home in Belfast aged 87.Ms Gallagher, who was born in Creeslough and known affectionately as The Girl from Donegal, shot to fame in 1956 with her recording of A Mother’s Love’s A Blessing. She also had a huge hit with her rendition of The Boys From County Armagh.As well as having her own show on RTE radio, Bridie played London’s Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall in New York.She also featured in a television documentary about her life before Christmas on UTV called Bridie The Girl From Donegal.Singer Margo said “It’s just so sad even though I know she wasn’t well of late. I have so many great memories of her. “I was so happy to be involved in the tribute for Bridie. She touched and influenced so many people. I hope she rests in peace.”A spokeswoman for the Post Office in Creeslough said they had learned of Ms Gallagher’s death with much sadness overnight and said the entire village had been saddened by the news of her passing.Her life was tinged with sadness when in 1976 her 21 years old son Peter was killed in a motorbike accident.“She never really got over that but she just kept going,” said another son Jim.In July 2010, the people of Creeslough remembered her by unveiling a plaque in her name while Donegal County Council also gave her a civic reception. SADNESS AS ‘THE GIRL FROM DONEGAL’ BRIDIE GALLAGHER DIES was last modified: January 9th, 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:Bridie GallagherCreesloughsingerThe Girl From Donegallast_img read more