Phoenix import Brown: ‘We’re not a well-respected team’

first_imgPhilippines defends basketball title, rips Indonesia for the gold Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies “We can’t just hope we get calls at the line and hope we get lucky shots, we just got to stay consistent,” said Brown who repeated the word “consistent” two more times “That’s the only way we can win games.”And as for his point-production, Brown expressed his disappointment since he wasn’t able to help his team get the victory. “I don’t like it. We lost,” said Brown who also grabbed 19 boards. “I don’t care about the stats. I’m just trying anything that can help us win. I can have 60 but we lost so it won’t matter. I just want to win.”ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Though the foul discrepancy is just two between the two teams, 29-27 with less calls going to TNT, the KaTropa had 33 free throw attempts while the Fuel Masters had just 22.TNT also had 10 free throw attempts in the final period while Phoenix had just six. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Brown, who finished with a game-high 49 points, said the only way to get the same level of respect their opponents’ enjoy is to stay consistent and win some games. Phoenix have lost six straight games and languish at the 10th seed with a 2-6 card.  Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESPhoenix import Brandon Brown said Friday that his Fuel Masters team isn’t on the same level as the other franchises in the PBA in terms of getting respect from game officials.“We’re not a well-respected team in this league, I mean the referees are not going to give us any calls down the stretch,” said Brown Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum after losing to TNT 110-103.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Region 5 youths to improve skills with library, IT lab

first_imgAs Guyana and the rest of the world observed International Youth Day on Friday, youths and children from Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) were graciously provided with a new environment to learn critical skills that will serve them well as they mature into adulthood.A group of overseas-based Guyanese, including the USA Guyana Humanitarian Inc and the Ramrattan Family of the United States have opened a library and Information Technology (IT) laboratory at the Ramrattan Social Service Centre for Excellence at Woodley Park, in Region Five.These facilities are now part of the Centre that was commissioned sometime back by the Ramrattan family to host the annual Academic and Skills Training Workshop for children and youths of the village.Social Protection Minister Volda Lawrence speaking at the graduation ceremonyIn addition to opening the library and IT laboratory, the philanthropic group on Thursday hosted a graduation ceremony for the third batch of students who completed the annual workshop.Social Protection Minister Volda Lawrence, was present at the ceremony and commended the youths and children for participating. She noted that she was happy to see the large numbers, including parents, “because we can have villages filled with children, but if we do not have families, parents, guardians and concerned citizens who recognise the value of having an education, then ventures such as these would not be successful.”Minister Lawrence also commended the Ramrattan family, their partners and supporters for the works they have done to ensure their facility remains open for the benefit of the youths and children.“I don’t think we can measure the value of what the Ramratan family has done in this community,” she said.The group hopes to further expand their services offered at the Centre by partnering with the Ministries of Agriculture, Education, Social Cohesion and Social Protection.Lawrence noted that her Ministry could not pass up the opportunity to partner with the supporters of these initiatives. She outlined that her Ministry through the Board of Industrial Training (BIT) will begin a partnership to ensure that the Ramrattan Social Service Centre for Excellence is utilised throughout the year by hosting skills training in various fields for young people.The Social Protection Minister told the children that having academic certification is essential but acquiring a skill is an invaluable experience, as it teaches discipline.“You can pass on that skill to your family, even your children,” Lawrence said. At the moment, the facility is only opened when the Academic and Skills Training Workshop is held in August.Treasurer of the Group, Angeli Maystry, a professional teacher in the United States, said that the workshop is usually conducted in collaboration with several local volunteers and the group is working on arrangements to have the library and computer facilities open to the children all year long with the support of those volunteers.Pandit Prabudyal Ramrattan, on whose premise the Centre was erected, said he undertook the initiative in response to a need he saw locally during one of his visits home. A former teacher at the Rosignol Primary School left Guyana for England in 1966 and eventually settled in the United States.President of the USA Guyana Humanitarian Inc, Mohan Singh, said he has been friends with Pandit Ramrattan for more than 25 years and did not hesitate to partner on this venture, having seen the need in many local communities. Singh explained that annually, they use the workshops to teach skills in Information Technology, photography, entrepreneurship, agriculture, leadership, and reading.Participants are also coursed in topical and social issues, and life skills to empower themselves, their families and community. He explained that the group is also spreading their wings in other areas, including Jamaica and New York.last_img read more

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Sex-based pay gap makes sense

first_imgCalabasas Changing times Re: “Feds set outside probe of cops” (May 4): I am a retired Los Angeles police officer. In the ’70s, I was in Metro Division; we had the special crowd-control training in handling what was shown on TV. What we had in the ’70s was better leadership at the top that, in my opinion, LAPD doesn’t have now. We dispersed crowds (in English) and didn’t have to worry about being politically correct when arresting people that failed to disperse. It’s hard to do police work in a sanctuary city, with a mayor and police chief that condone illegal immigration. – Mort Sherman Woodland Hills What a mess Re: “LAPD takes a beating” (May 3): Before this is all said and done, we will have to endure: more of our taxpayer monies wasted in lawsuits, a more scorned and less effective LAPD, more blowhard politicians and activists spewing the same old tired nonsense, more misplaced blame (should be on the anarchists), and a complete ignoring of the real issue – illegal immigration and what to do about it. And, if we have to watch one more self-focused, self-aggrandizing report on Fox 11 by Christina Gonzalez, we’re done with them. – Tim and Norma McBride Los Angeles Clinton’s perjury Bill Clinton was being deposed in the Paula Jones case supposedly to show a history of sexual harassment, but was being asked more about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky than about sexual harassment. Kenneth Starr, using information from secret illegal tapes made by Linda Tripp, and Clinton’s deposition filed charges accusing Clinton of having an affair with Lewinsky and encouraging her to lie about it under oath. Well, the Paula Jones case was dismissed for lack of evidence, Linda Tripp was granted immunity by Starr from prosecution under Maryland law, Clinton was acquitted from criminal wrongdoing in Whitewater and the Lewinsky charge, but he was impeached for perjury in a case that was thrown out of court. Ahh, justice is so blind sometimes, it makes you wonder. – Gilbert H. Skopp Calabasas What time is it? Times have certainly changed. We now live in a time of asking what our country can do for us instead of asking what we can do for our country. It’s a time when more emphasis is placed on being an ethnic American than in being a fellow American. It’s a time when waiving our respect for the American flag gets more respect than in waving it. It’s a time when we love freedom of expression more than expressing our love of freedom. It’s a time when more prisons are being built than churches because more crimes are being committed than good deeds. It’s time for a change. – Robert L. Rosebrock Brentwood Chief lets them down Re: “LAPD takes a beating” (May 3): Instead of supporting our brave officers, Chief Bratton throws them to the dogs for not being “sensitive” enough to the rioters. He doesn’t deserve to lead the LAPD. – Gabriel Gagnon Valencia 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re: “LAPD takes a beating” (May 3): Another sad day in L.A. Again the police are being judged guilty for doing their jobs. Our City Council President Eric Garcetti is upset with the police attacking protesters and news media. Police work is a nasty business. First, an unruly crowd, throwing rocks and bottles (it’s on tape). Second, the police give a dispersal order. When that happens, it’s time to go. Third, when a bunch of guys wearing riot helmets with face shields, carrying guns and big sticks, are walking in your direction, that’s another hint to leave. If you don’t move, you will be moved, protesters and media alike. Your press pass doesn’t trump the law. If you put yourselves in harm’s way, bad things happen. They were doing their jobs. Don’t use the police for a protest next time and see what happens. – Randy Bowman last_img read more

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Re-energised Djokovic targets number one spot

first_img“I hope that Belgrade will bring me luck.”Djokovic has been using the modern facilities to gather his strength for a rousing finale to a season in which he has risen from the ashes after a difficult 2017.His next stop is the Shanghai Masters from next Monday.“I decided with my team to stay a bit longer in Belgrade to recover and make a solid base for Shanghai,” the 31-year-old Serb added.Since Wimbledon, Djokovic, who was absent for six months from competition in 2017 and underwent elbow surgery in February, has lost just one match, a surprise defeat in Toronto by Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.Before winning his 14th Grand Slam in New York, equalling Pete Sampras’s mark, Djokovic also won in Cincinnati.He took part at Laver Cup where he was defeated twice — in doubles with Roger Federer and in singles by Kevin Anderson.With no need to defend points until the end of the year and Rafael Nadal out with injury, Djokovic could indeed finish the year at the summit for the fifth time after 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015.Novak Djokovic signs autographs for fans in Belgrade © AFP / PEDJA MILOSAVLJEVICBut although not hiding his ambitions to be on the throne again, “Nole” appears patient.First he wants to play the best in Shanghai and then, maybe, pick up other points at tournaments where he has played either rarely, or never, like in Basel or Vienna.“We are leaving this possibility open,” he said. “But first and foremost I have to play well in Shanghai.”In the ATP rankings Djokovic is currently third, behind Nadal and Federer.But in the ATP Race to London, the Serb is second with 1,000 points behind his Spanish rival.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Novak Djokovic is preparing at his family’s tennis centre for an assault on the number one spot © AFP / PEDJA MILOSAVLJEVICBELGRADE, Serbia, Oct 1 – Novak Djokovic is back home in Belgrade preparing for an offensive to regain the world number one spot after roaring back into top form by winning the US Open.“I planned to be here with my family … and everything is set so that I’m again in the race for number one,” Djokovic told reporters in a tennis centre owned by his family in the Serbian capital.last_img read more

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first_imgVOODOO VENUE WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL: We had another superb weekend’s entertainment at Voodoo Venue – Donegal’s No 1 nightspot.At Voodoo revellers have the opportunity of sampling the sounds of Voodoo Lounge, Voodoo Club and Voodoo Vintage, that diversity which caters for all ages is what ultimately makes Voodoo Venue so unique in the entertainment industry. Every week Voodoo in conjunction with Donegal Daily are giving ONE lucky reader that has been pictured enjoying themselves at Voodoo the chance to win FREE entry for FOUR and a bottle of CHAMPAGNE on their next visit to Voodoo.It’s simple – if you’re face is circled in the images above then you’ve WON.Simply contact Voodoo via their Facebook page to claim your prize NOW.VOODOO VENUE WEEKEND PIC SPECIAL – HAVE YOU WON FREE ENTRY AND CHAMPAGNE was last modified: December 2nd, 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:pic specialVOODOOlast_img read more



first_imgWell done to Bridget McDyre who competed in the u15 girls javelin at the all Ireland juvenile championships at the weekend. This was Bridget’s first major event with a javelin and she finished an excellent 7th with a throw of 24.59.There was victory for the Gweedore and Rosses Ladies Relay team in the Cancer Coastal Challenge in Dunfanaghy on Saturday last. Noreen McGee was first in action as she tackled the tough Horn Head 12K which she did in 01:11. Elaine Mc Cafferty, Loughanure showed her kayak skills to handover to Maria Timoney for the 24k cycle to the base of Muckish where Sinead Diver raced up Muckish in a great time to handover to Marie again who cycled the 19k to Dunfanaghy and lead to the team to a 5 mins victory over a Belfast team. Well done to Edward Harkin who was second in the individual Men’s section and also to Helen McCready who was third individual woman. Well done to all who took part.Date for the Diaries: Saturday July 27th Gola Island 5k 2:30pm. Tuesday July 30th Dungloe Festival 5k 7:30pm.  ATHLETICS: ROSSES AC NEWS was last modified: July 23rd, 2013 by John2Share 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:ATHLETICS: ROSSES AC NEWSlast_img read more



first_imgCharlie McConalogue TDDeputy Charlie McConalogue has labelled An Post’s move to close Greencastle Post Office just weeks after the former postmaster’s death as “insensitive”.The family of former Postmaster Cyril Gormley received a letter from An Post notifying them the post office could be closed down, just five weeks after his death in August. The post office has been in the Gormley family for almost 100 years.Deputy McConalogue said that this was an insensitive move and questions must be answered as to how this decision was made. Every effort must be made to save the post office from closure, he said.“Closing this post office, which is an integral part of life in the area, would be a major blow to the community at a time when they can least afford it. It would amount to yet another attack on rural services in a county that has seen more than its fair share of cuts recently,” says McConalogue.An Post will meet with a delegation from the community to hear their views. Interested parties are invited to submit their views on the matter no later than 27th September 2013.Letters can be addressed to Peter Gillespie, Retail Operations Manager, An Post, Wine Street, Co. Sligo. Alternatively, emails can be sent to   INSENSITIVE TO CLOSE LOCAL POST OFFICE WEEKS AFTER POSTMASTER’S DEATH – TD was last modified: September 17th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Charlie McConalogueGreencastlepost officelast_img read more



first_imgGlenswilly celebrate at Foxhall.Shay Farrell claimed he wasn’t quite sure who the man behind him was as he addressed the masses gathered in Glenswilly GAA Hall.“Some fella by the name of Mick Murphy. I think he has a son playing for the under 10s,” said the adopted Glenswilly man via Dublin circa 1984 with a hint of sarcasm.Enter a Mayo man by that very name who just happens to be Glenswilly chairman. Someone else mentioned his young fella plays a bit of football as well.Mick Murphy leaned on the podium clearly overwhelmed by the occasion and the folk of Glenswilly who had come to thank their heroes.Bonner, Ward, Kelly, Gallagher, Gibbons and the rest. Names with their roots in the soil of the Glen.Labourers, farmers, carpenters, plasterers, teachers. People of the community. There was an air of expectancy out Foxhall way all week.Not an entitled air because names such as Murphy, Gallagher and McFadden were in the panel.An air of entitlement that Glenswilly had every much as right as St Eunans, Gaoth Dobhair, Dungloe, Ardara or Kilcar to take home Dr Maguire.Had they not toiled all year since January when frost was on the ground and the darkness had arrived not long after children had left the local primary school a few hundred yards away?Because that is indeed the magic of the championship. Gallant Malin may have thought after their stunning quarter final display that their name was on the cup.Nobody gave Naomh Chonaill much of a chance when they did it for the first time with Gildea and McGuinness against Eunans.Last night belonged to the people of Glenswilly.That they had it two seasons ago for the first time is a bonus. But in a strange and slightly twisted way, it was even more magical second time around.It was as if to say the first time wasn’t a fluke.It was as if to show other communities what can be done by hard work and belief.And in Glenswilly they believe.Manager Gary McDaid talked percentages and drills and backroom teams.Yes, he was probably going to have a few pints in McClaffertys but the planning has already started for 2014.“I know there is another championship in this team,” he told the packed hall.It was left to a man from Monaghan to sing the Hills of Glenswilly.He may not have the X Factor but teak tough vet Eamon Ward can hold a tune – and he knows all the words.And to show it truly was a community effort, the kids from Glenswilly National School finished the night with a specially penned ode to their heroes.Down Glenswilly way, it’s not about Murphy, the starting fifteen or the 30 strong panel.It’s about community and that includes blow-ins from Dublin, Mayo and Monaghan.WELCOME DR MAGUIRE – THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN EXPECTING YOU was last modified: October 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)Tags:Dr MaguireglenswillyMichael MurphyMick Murphylast_img read more



first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: It had to happen.There has been a range of flus, colds, coughs, chest infections and bugs going around lately.Everywhere you go, there seems to be someone who is sniffing, coughing and blowing their nose for the umpteenth time. I did well to hold out for this long, considering the amount of people that I see every week, but it finally happened.I am sick!Like any sane person, I hate being sick.Some people might relish in the thought of a day in the bed, with nothing to do, but it is my idea of hell. Whenever something like this happens, all I can think about is what I will be missing out on and the work I will have to catch up on whenever I get better.Right now, I am sitting writing this article with about 20 minutes before my deadline, because I have been in bed for the last 30 hours.Thankfully, I am coming around to myself and should be right as rain for my 6am class on Monday morning.Was it just a day in the bed that helped me recover?Not quite. I had a little help from the guys at Precision Nutrition.They wrote an article a few weeks back on ‘What to eat when you are sick’ and I used some of their protocols which I will share with you.Dr John Berardi writes in the article;“You might not realize it, but what happens in your digestive tract plays a huge role in how well you’re able to fight off germs. And what you eat — even, at times, whether you eat — can have a direct impact on how quickly you recover from a cold or flu and whether you catch the bug in the first place” You might not realise it, but our gut compromises over 70% of our immune system.Chemicals in our digestive tract help fight bacteria, viruses and fungi.If they reach our stomach, hydrochloric acid will pulverize most invaders before they can reach our intestines.If our stomach acids lose the battle, we also have proteins and chemical compounds further down the digestive chain that can sense and fight any harmful bacteria that may have made it past.You may also want to consider boosting your ‘Good Bacteria’ by increasing your prebiotic and probiotic foods.The best whole food sources of prebiotics are:From Vegetables – asparagus, garlic, Jerusalem artichokes, leeks and onions
From Carbs – barley, oats, quinoa, rye, wheat, potatoes and yams
From Fruit – apples, bananas, berries, citrus and kiwi
From Fats – flax seeds and chia seeds.You will be aiming for 2-3 servings of prebiotic rich foods each day.The best whole food sources of probiotics are;From Dairy – yoghurt, cheese and kefir
Fermented vegetables – pickles, sauerkraut and kimchi
Fermented soy – miso and tempehOther sources – soy sauce and wine.Aim for 1-2 servings of probiotic rich foods each day.If you are already sick, like me, foods like, garlic, honey, elderberry, green tea, and even the old faithful chicken soup have been shown to help speed up recovery.Supplements such as vitamin C, Zinc, Ginseng, Stevia and Selenium have all been shown to help speed up recovery also.I’ll leave you with some tips from Dr Berardi.“If you’re already feeling sick”:“Drink lots of fluids (especially water and green tea)Rest and recoverFocus on immune-boosting foodsSupplement with pre- and probioticsUse immune-boosting supplementsAnd above all, listen to your body cues. If you’re hungry, eat. If not, don’t”.#TrainSmartTo keep up to date with fitness and nutrition tips, be sure to follow me through the link below.
#TrainSmart RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: HOW TO GET THROUGH SICKNESS was last modified: March 1st, 2015 by John2Share 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:columnemmet rushefitnessflusicksicknesstraininglast_img read more


R6bn literacy campaign on track

first_img8 August 2008 Deputy Education Minister Enver Surty added that the education department would work closely with other government departments to ensure that the campaign was effective in reducing the number of illiterate people in the country by 2012. “There are approximately nine million functionally illiterate South Africans, and the department seeks to halve the number by 2012 and ensure that by 2020 every citizen is able to read and write,” he said. “Progress thus far includes the enrolment of 360 000 learners, [and] the recruitment and training of 24 000 volunteer educators, 2 800 supervisors and 150 coordinators,” government spokesperson Themba Maseko said in Pretoria this week. Surty added that it would take not more than six months for a person to be functional in literacy and numeracy, citing the case of a 70-year old man taking part in the campaign, who learnt to read and write within that period of time. As such, Surty said, the campaign would further ensure that learners were given individual attention, which would contribute to effective learning. The government is to spend R6.1-billion over the next five years on the Kha Ri Gude (Let us Learn) mass literacy campaign, which it believes will enable an additional 4.7-million South Africans achieve literacy by 2012. “The campaign will ensure that there are not more than 15 learners to one teacher in the adult schools, because they need certain attention to ensure the effectiveness of the campaign,” he said. The campaign, which forms part of the Adult Basic Education and Training programme, was launched by President Thabo Mbeki during his State of the Nation address in February this year. It is currently operating as a pilot project, with full rollout scheduled for 2009. He added that the campaign would provide learners with books on both literacy and numeracy, which have been published in all of the eleven official languages, thereby increasing its accessibility. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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