Ginebra keeps on surging

first_imgEugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “We were looking forward to stringing up wins. This is a good development for us trying to stay alive and survive,” NLEX coach Yeng Guiao said after drawing twin digits from five players and making do with a short-handed cast.Philip Paniamogan scored 25 points, 17 of them coming in the third frame, to lead the Road Warriors, who won a second straight game and improved to 4-5.Blackwater formally bowed out of contention after taking its eighth loss in 10 games.Poy Erram scattered 20 points, as Kenneth Ighalo and Bong Galanza pumped in 18 and 17, respectively, to fill the void left by Larry Fonacier and Jansen Rios who are both sidelined with injuries.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netComing up with a brilliant all-around effort that has been his trump card, Scottie Thompson saved Barangay Ginebra from imploding on Sunday night, leading the Gin Kings to a classic 97-93 overtime triumph over Magnolia in the PBA Philippine Cup before a loud, jam-packed gallery at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The crafty guard had a hand in six of the Kings’ last seven points as Ginebra survived the loss of a nine-point lead late in regulation to rise to 5-3 and stay in the running for the second twice-to-beat privilege in the first round of the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “LA was having his night. The players were talking about it (Saturday) night,” Cone said. “We wanted to make it a memorable one trying to get out with a win for him.”In playing his 597th straight game, Tenorio, who finished with 10 points and eight assists, dethroned Alvin Patrimonio for the most consecutive games played to become the league’s new Ironman.“We knew Magnolia was desperate for a win,” Cone said of the Hotshots, who dropped to 3-5 and are still a long way’s away from a playoff berth.It was the second straight win for the Kings, who will be clashing with an equally hot team in NLEX next.“It’s tough to ply teams with great momentum like that,” Cone said of the Road Warriors, who destroyed the Blackwater Elite 122-101, in the curtain-raiser.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “Scottie was spectacular all-game long,” coach Tim Cone said in praise of his 6-foot-2 guard, who finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists in 41 minutes coming off the bench.Magnolia point guard Jio Jalalon hit 20 of his 22 points in the second half, including a pull-up trey in the final 4.2 seconds of the fourth frame that forced extension at 85-all.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBut instead of yielding momentum after bungling a formidable lead inside the last two minutes, the Kings held fort with Thompson leading them.And it sort of spoiled the night Cone said he actually wanted to be LA Tenorio’s. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Bacoor seals playoff clash with Davao Occidental Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

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UL Graduates 38 Doctors, Retires 9 Employees

first_imgThirty-eight new physicians have been trained by the University of Liberia (UL).They are the single largest post war graduate class in the history of the medical school.The 38 new doctors were all schooled at the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine at the UL. They were part of the 95th Commencement Convocation held recently at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville.At the same college, 29 candidates graduated from the School of Pharmacy, while 35 others graduated from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law.Prior to the graduation ceremony on Wednesday, December 18, the 38 newly trained medical practitioners took the Hippocratic Oath (pledge to medical ethics) and were also honored for their academic achievements. The well-attended oath and honoring ceremony was also typified by the conferring of special distinctions and recognition of those candidates/graduates who performed exceptionally during their days in class.In his keynote address, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Liberia Band for Development and Investment (LBDI), John B. Davis, described the graduation of the doctors as the celebration of monumental achievement. “This,” he said, “signifies the highlighting of a small step in reducing the doctor-patient ratio, which stands at one doctor to more than 125,000 patients.Mr. Davis also administered the Hippocratic Oath of medical ethics to the graduates as they pledged to uphold the tenet of their chosen profession.According to the young banker, “There is a lot  more that needs to be done, and many additional graduating classes far larger than this one would be required before the country can get anywhere in reducing this very dangerous ratio.”“Your oath writes a new chapter in your professional lives and ensures that you sign a new contract with society. I trust that you will rise to this challenge and discharge the herculean tasks that will accompany the challenge. I trust that you will take the high road to nobility with professionalism,” Mr. Davis urged the graduates.He observed that the country was already plagued with many problems, and as such, the new doctors should see themselves as a small piece of the solution to a better health delivery system.He then acknowledged that the medical field, like any other profession, comes with its own ups and downs its celebrations of success and joy, and its moments of despair and apparent hopelessness.According to him, unlike other developed countries, in Liberia, the medical profession is not an avenue to riches; it is one of the ultimate calls to service.“We perfectly understand the expectations following years of hard study, but here is the irony in our country, sometimes the pay you take home cannot meet all your expectations.”Mr. Davis also called on the authorities to do more to advance the cause of a healthy nation, saying that nothing should stop Liberia from attaining the enviable position of being one of West Africa’s referral destinations for superlative medical treatment.       Meanwhile, UL President, Dr. Emmet A. Dennis, has announced the retirement of nine personnel from their “long service” at the institution. Five of those retired were from the College of Agriculture, inluding field workers, a laboratory assistant, and an administrative assistant. They included Moses Borbor, Esther Kpan, Sarah Morris, Philip Bean, and Matthew Kamara.Others were former Associate Professor, Tabeh L. Freeman of the Medical College; Charles Blyeah the Janitor of Plant Operations; James Peter the Plumber of Plant Operations; and Joseph R. Davis the Director of UL Services. Each of them had served the institution between the period of 25 and 42 years.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Authoritarian takeover violates Constitution of Guyana

first_imgDear Editor,The unlawful control of the Berbice Bridge by the Granger Government is dead wrong. It is shortsighted to think that it is not. Such an authoritarian takeover violates the Constitution of Guyana and it stands to discourage investors. This can never be the right approach to reject a proposed fare hike. Government should never abuse its power in such a manner to arrive at decisions when it has options to negotiate. Negotiating with investors of the Bridge would have been the right approach to take. This saga highlights the fact that the PNC/APNU/AFC Government does not know how to lead.And who will pay the price for all this insanity? It is the people of this country because investors will not come here. This will in turn contribute to income inequality and poverty, among other problems. Therefore, Government did not help Guyanese in any way by abusing its power to trample investors in an undemocratic takeover of the Bridge. In fact, its decision hurts Guyanese and it can only be explained as political and stupid.Sincerely,Dereck Singhlast_img read more

"Authoritarian takeover violates Constitution of Guyana"