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Tanduay keeps outright semis hopes alive, routs AMA for 4th straight

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first_imgView comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ James Martinez. PBA IMAGESWith the playoffs firmly in mind, Tanduay crippled AMA Online Education, 91-80, to grab its seventh win in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The victory kept the Rhum Masters in contention for the second outright semis seat, but they would need to win their final game against Racal on Thursday and Cignal HD to drop its game versus CEU on Tuesday to claim the slot.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Marinerong Pilipino inches closer to D-League playoff berth McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES TANDUAY 91 – Martinez 14, Palma 11, Sollano 10, Gaco 9, Vigil 9, Alvarez 8, Eguilos 6, Sanga 6, Santos 6, Varilla 6, Tambeling 4, Villamor 2, Taganas 0, Terso 0.AMA 80 – Bonleon 23, Salonga 15, Paras 12, Alas 10, Magpantay 10, Calma 4, Macaranas 3, Malones 3, Carpio 0, Celso 0, Jordan 0.Quarters: 21-18, 44-35, 65-53, 91-80.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 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 But that’s the least of coach Lawrence Chongson’s concerns as he seeks to improve his side going to the playoffs.“Whatever happens, it’s a process. All I want is to build a certain identity, a certain culture that we’re ready regardless on who we play against,” he said.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’James Martinez scattered 14 points and two assists to lead Tanduay’s balanced attack.Renz Palma got 11 markers and five dimes, and Jom Sollano tallied a near double-double of 10 points and seven rebounds. Chongson reiterated his approach to these final games as his chance to correct the recurring mistakes for his Rhum Masters.“We’re treating these last games as tuneup. We want to finetune our execution and I hope our communication won’t go offline,” he said.Mario Bonleon topped cellar-dwelling AMA (1-8) with 23 points on a paltry 8-of-23 clip, while also hauling down seven rebounds.Daniel Salonga added 15 markers, while Andre Paras notched 12 points and 12 boards in the Titan’s third straight loss.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

AG no-show in court, case delayed

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first_imgSingh, Brassington challengeThe High Court challenge to the misconduct in public office charges against two officials of the former Government was delayed and rescheduled to early next month after Attorney General Basil Williams was a no-show for submissions.The Court was told that the AG had to attend Cabinet at the time the matter was slated to be heard on Tuesday and could not appear in Court although the hearing was fixed almost one month ago. Former Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh and former National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Chairman Winston Brassington are challenging their misconduct in public office charges thatFormer Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh and former NICIL Chairman Winston Brassingtonwere brought against by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU).Their challenge came up before acting Chief Justice Roxane George, SC, in chambers at the High Court on Tuesday. It was expected that open court proceedings would have continued, but this was not the case on Tuesday. Justice George adjourned the matter to November 1, 2018 when the AG’s side should be responding to submissions by the applicants. This was according to lawyer for the applicants, Anil Nandlall, who told reporters that prior to Tuesday’s hearing, the AG’s Chambers were always represented by a team of the Solicitor General and other lawyers.“Hopefully, he shows up or someone authorised by him shows up who is prepared to do the arguments because the case is fixed,” Nandlall noted on Tuesday.The defendants, who were released on $6 million bail each, denied the charges levelled against them by SOCU earlier this year. The men are accused of selling various properties at prices the State now contends were grossly undervalued. The charges relate to the sale of several plots of land on the East Coast ofAttorney General, Basil WilliamsDemerara to National Hardware Guyana Ltd for over $598 million; the sale of land to Scady Business Corporation for $150 million, and to Multicinemas Guyana Inc for $185 million.Another set of charges was later filed against Singh and Brassington, over the sale of the former Sanata Textiles Complex to Queens Atlantic Investment Inc (QAII). This, like other charges, was also challenged in the High Court.It was alleged that between October 26 and December 20, 2010, the men acted recklessly when they agreed to the sale of the Sanata Textiles Complex to QAII. According to the charge, the 18.976-acre property was sold for $697.8 million, but it was valued at $1.04 billion. However, according to privatisation documents published by NICIL, the property was valued at $245 million by the Government’s Chief Valuation Officer, but QAII paid $809.5 million for the property – more than three times the Government’s valuation as Guyana Times had reported.At the last court hearing, the acting Chief Justice heard further arguments from Attorneys representing Singh and Brassington where Nandlall disputed the application of the British common law principle to Guyana’s laws, having cited conflicts with this country’s Constitution with the definition of a public officer. He had observed that the particulars of the offence for which the men were charged had “no reference” that Singh and Brassington are public officers, saying that this was a fundamental defect.He had stated that it would be a worrying development for citizens to face charges for having accepted a lower valuation where the lower valuation was calculated by Government’s own Chief Valuation Officer.last_img read more

Dawson Creek RCMP on the search for wanted man

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first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Dawson Creek RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old Jesse Freeman who is wanted on numerous outstanding warrants.According to RCMP, Freeman has eight unendorsed warrants and one endorsed warrant in total.Some of the charges include:ObstructionBreachDriving while DisqualifiedPossession of a weapon while prohibited- Advertisement -If you have any information on Freeman or know of his location, you are being asked to call the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.last_img read more

Thika agrees to play-off against Ushuru

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first_img0Shares0000“Personally I am motivated and I will meet the players tomorrow and try to motivate them as well. We have worked so hard to ensure we weren’t automatically relegated and we can’t let that hard work go away like that,” Muyoti further noted. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 1- Thika United have finally agreed to the promotion and relegation play-off between them and Ushuru FC, ending months of push and shove between the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) and Football Kenya Federation (FKF).On Thursday, the KPL Governing Council meeting ‘advised’ to allow Thika take part in the play-off, but added that they were not obligated to play. Thika head coach Nicholas Muyoti has confirmed to Capital Sport that the team had been informed of the development and will be resuming training on Saturday, a week to the play off date.“The management communicated to us and we have made arrangements to return to training. It hasn’t turned out the way I would have wished but anyway it is what has been decided and we have to follow. I know we have what it takes to remain in the league,” Muyoti said.Posta Rangers midfielder Georson Likono goes dowon under a challenge from Thika United’s Eugene Said Tsuma during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Ruaraka Complex on September 23, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluA source close to Capital Sport has learned that the top brass of the KPL management and Governing Council knew they did not have a watertight case in the event they refused the idea of the play-off.“FKF wrote a letter to KPL in March and they never responded. It was just after the tribunal ruling and before the season started which is as prescribed in the 2015 MoU. Either way we knew that in the event this thing went back to the tribunal, we didn’t have a case,” the KPL source said.He added; “At the end of the day we had to take this decision because we would have had long fights which are not necessary. We want to make peace with FKF and agreeing to this play-off was one way to avert any fights with them.”FKF made the decision to have a play-off between the 16th placed team from the KPL and the third placed team after the automatic relegation and promotion of the top two and bottom two teams from the KPL and NSL respectively.Thika United head coach Nicholas Muyoti.Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe league managers were however objective of the move, insisting they would stick to the agreement in 2015 that dictated only two teams which finish bottom will be relegated and a similar number from the NSL promoted.Thika just but managed to finish 16th in the concluded season after a 1-0 win over Bandari at home and they hope to confirm their league status with a win against Ushuru over the two legs set for December 10 and 13.“Personally I am motivated and I will meet the players tomorrow and try to motivate them as well. We have worked so hard to ensure we weren’t automatically relegated and we can’t let that hard work go away like that,” Muyoti further noted.The coach has also hinted they will recall midfielder Said Tsuma from the national team as they need him for the crucial tie.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Race gap in breast cancer is studied

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first_imgThe study focused on the 95,500 women whose cancers were invasive rather than still confined to a milk duct. About 39 percent of such tumors in black women were estrogen receptor-negative, or ER-negative, compared with 22 percent of those in white women. Estrogen helps tumors grow. Drugs that block this hormone, like tamoxifen and a class of medications called aromatase inhibitors, work against these cancers. ER-negative tumors are resistant to such therapies and harder to treat. In the study, ER-negative tumors were more common in black women at every stage of disease and at all ages. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The study is the largest yet to link a biological factor to the racial disparity, which has also been blamed on black women getting fewer mammograms and less aggressive treatment. “This puts biology more to the forefront,” said Dr. Julie Gralow, a cancer specialist at the University of Washington School of Medicine familiar with the work. “It’s not just access to care, access to treatment and other factors that have been implicated in the past.” Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women. An estimated 178,480 new cases and 40,460 deaths from it are expected in the U.S. this year. Blacks are less likely than whites to develop breast cancer but are more likely to die from it, doctors have long known. Blacks are also diagnosed at younger ages and at later stages of disease. Researchers for the first time used the National Cancer Data Base, a tumor registry maintained by the American College of Surgeons, to explore these issues, using more than 170,000 cases diagnosed in 1998. Ten percent were in black women. HEALTH: Research finds standard breast disease treatments often don’t help black women. By Marilynn Marchione THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A new study gives a possible explanation for why breast cancer is more deadly in black women: They are more likely to have tumors that do not respond to the hormone-based treatments that help many others with the disease. last_img read more

MAN HOSPITALISED AFTER GOLF IRON USED IN ATTEMPTED BURGLARY

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first_imgA man has been hospitalised after an attempted break-in to a private home in Letterkenny last night.It is understood the man, who is known to Gardai, attemped to trespass at a house in the Glencar area.However, he was approached in the house by the owner who is a well-known businessman from the town. An altercation took place and one of the men, understood to be the alleged trespasser, had to be taken to hospital.He is currently receiving treatment at Letterkenny General Hospital for his injuries.Donegal Daily understands a golf club was used during the incident.Gardai are not yet commenting on the incident but a full investigation into the matter has been launched.   MAN HOSPITALISED AFTER GOLF IRON USED IN ATTEMPTED BURGLARY was last modified: February 4th, 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:burlgaryGardaigolf ironhospitalletterkennylast_img read more

ELECTION 2014: CANDIDATES SHOULD NOT HIDE THEIR POLITICAL PAST – CUTLIFFE

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first_imgIndependent Community Candidate, Peter Cutliffe has hit out at election candidates who claim to be “new” to politics and saying they are essentially “greenhorns” to politics.Peter CutliffeCutliffe said he believe candidates need to clarify their political past and be proud of it rather than hiding from their political past and affiliation.“It amuses me to hear some candidates claiming they have no political experience or background. “In this election I don’t think that it is correct that candidates should do this and they should actually be proud of their political beliefs and allegiance,” he claimed.He said that from his own political background, he was literally “born” into politics.“Being a relative of the “Blaneyites” and was a proud member of the canvas team along with my late parents , who historically elected four Independent Fianna Fáil candidates in the eighties to Letterkenny Urban Council, Councillors Hugh Dorrian, Jim Lynch, the late Councillors James Larkin and Tadgh Culbert.”He added that in later years he supported friend and school-mate , Jimmy Harte but felt that his party no longer represents the people . “I have therefore decided to stand as an Independent Community candidate to represent the people in Letterkenny/Milford , he stated.“I totally understand how a candidates circumstances change but am of the view that he/she should not deviate away or hide from the person or politician that they are,” he concluded. ELECTION 2014: CANDIDATES SHOULD NOT HIDE THEIR POLITICAL PAST – CUTLIFFE was last modified: April 20th, 2014 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:Election 2014:Peter Cutliffelast_img read more

Free speech, not hate speech

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first_img9 February 2006As the controversy over the Muslim cartoons continue to stoke violence and debate across the world, the South African government has come out strongly in support of freedom of speech, while acknowledging the hurt caused to Muslims and warning against hate speech.In a statement issued after Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting, the government said it “acknowledges the hurt” the cartoon portrayal of Prophet Mohammed had caused Muslims “in our country and across the globe”.“We appreciate the fact that, on the whole, South Africans affected by this development have sought to find one another in a spirit of mutual respect,” said government spokesperson Joel Netshitenzhe.“South Africa upholds the principle of freedom of speech.“However, we do appreciate that our Constitution enjoins us, in exercising this right, to respect the sensitivities of individuals and communities, and to eschew actions that may be interpreted as hate speech.”Referring to the high court order granted over the weekend to bar South African newspapers from reprinting the cartoons, Netshitenzhe said that the government preferred to see editorial decisions about what to publish being made by the media alone. However, the Cabinet “is of the view that all of us should respect decisions of our courts and, where necessary, use the mechanisms of recourse available in our judicial system”.He emphasised the government’s stand that the media’s right to freedom of speech should be finely balanced with other rights protected in South Africa’s Constitution, adding that the government was encouraged by talks between the Independent Newspapers group and Muslim leaders.South African Muslims are set to join the worldwide campaign against the cartoons this week, Business Day reports. Thousands are expected to heed a call by the Muslim Judicial Council and march on the Danish consulate in Cape Town today.Netshitenzhe called for calm during the protests and said the government would ensure that the protests did not lead to violence. “There has been interaction with the Danish embassy and we will assist with beefing up security in the light of the current developments,” he said.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Aspen buys Latin American firm

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first_imgSouth African generic drug maker Aspen Pharmacare is expanding its international presence by acquiring half of Strides Latina, a unit of India-based Strides Arcolab that operates mainly in Brazil, Mezico and Venezuela, for US$152.5-million (about R1.03-billion).A statement released on Tuesday November 20, Aspen said that it had always been part of company strategy to enter the Latin American pharmaceutical market, but that it had been unable to find a partner company through which to enter those markets.“We have worked closely with Strides since 2003. The close collaboration of the past four years has resulted in Strides becoming a significant manufacturing and development partner to Aspen in both Africa and Australasia,” said Aspen chief executive Stephen Saad.“Today, I am happy to announce that we will forge an even closer partnership.”The acquisition of half of Strides Latina, which operates in Brazil under the name Cellofarm, in Mexico as Solara and in Venezuela under the brand Sumifarma, is just one of four transactions in the deal.Aspen and Strides will further form a joint venture to develop, manufacture and commercialise a range of oncology products on a global basis through two companies, Powercliff and Onco Therapies, in a deal costing Aspen about $42.4-million (about R287.5-million) combined.“I look forward working closely with [Aspen management] to create a solid regional Pharma company in Latin America and also am equally excited with the opportunity that the Oncolytics Joint Venture will provide in a niche and difficult domain where we intend with our partnership with Aspen to create a leading oncolytics operation,” said Strides Arcolab vice chairman Arun Kumar.The deal will also see Strides acquire a 51% interest in Co-Pharma, Aspen’s United Kingdom subsidiary, for £2.25-million (about R31.5-million), and 80% of the equity in Formula Naturelle, which will own the nutraceutical products currently marketed by Aspen in South Africa, for R35-million.Aspen explained that it sold the majority shareholding in the two companies, as it believed that Strides had a business model better suited to creating value in those businesses.“We are delighted to enhance the already rewarding partnership with Aspen and to broaden the strategic relationship into a global partnership through the four transactions being announced today,” Kumar said.“Aspen has been Strides’ first key partner and I am particularly delighted that the partnership has grown, based on strong fundamentals of capability and trust.”last_img read more

Science school comes to Mvezo

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first_imgMusa Mkalipi Siemens at the soil turning of the Mandela School of Science and Technology The Mandela School of Science and Technology will officially open in 2014 Noxolo Xiviet, premier of the Eastern Cape; Nkosi (Chief) Zwelivelile Mandela, head of the Mvezo Traditional Council and Rita Nkuhlu, Siemens executive director and project lead.(Images: Siemens)   MEDIA CONTACTS • Loyiso Pulumani  Education: media liaison officer  +27 83 275 0675   RELATED ARTICLES • Cross-continental collaboration kicks off • State targets youth unemployment • Obami opens up the classroom • Maths,science teaching gets boostA school in Mvezo, the small Eastern Cape village where Nelson Mandela was born, on the banks of the Mbashe River, is the place chosen by Siemens, the global electronics company, to sponsor a school.Mandela School of Science and Technology, a joint initiative between the company, the Mvezo Development Trust, and the Mvezo Traditional Council, will provide secondary education and training in science and technology. It will consist of three double storey buildings that will include a library, a computer room, a recreation hall, and a resource centre. All students interested in studying mathematics, technical and commercial subjects will be welcome to apply.“It is a huge boost for education in the Eastern Cape. It is also encouragement that indeed social investments by entities have a huge impact on the improvement of education in the Eastern Cape,” said Loyiso Pulumani, the media liaison officer for the Department of Education, Eastern Cape. It was common knowledge, he said, that the country “continues to have challenges of infrastructure, especially in Transkei”.The school will be built using environment-friendly technologies. Solar panels will be used for power and the building will have energy efficient lighting. There will be boarding facilities for pupils.During a site visit to the school in April, Eastern Cape Premier Noxolo Xiviet welcomed the project. According to the provincial education department, the matric pass rate was a low 40% in the 1990s but improved to 68.3% in 2005. Although there has been a significant change, much more can be done.Dedication from the government and teachers should be the main priority to improve the quality of education in rural areas such as Mvezo. The Mandela School of Science and Technology is one step towards this, and its primary objective is to provide much-needed skills and development opportunities to Mvezo. “It is a highlight for us as a province and as a department because it supplements the billions of rands that we are already ploughing into the development of our schools,” said Pulumani.Students will undertake programmes that will help strengthen their technological skills. The school will also offer employment to the local community, such as in maintenance. It is expected to be ready for teaching at the start of the academic year in 2014.Poverty and educationPoverty is one of the biggest challenges facing South Africa, and it has a huge impact on many children. The government feeding scheme is helpful, but it only consists of one meal a day, which is not enough to feed all children properly.Schools also lack facilities such for proper sanitation. Unicef, the UN Children’s Fund, estimates that about 27% of public schools have no running water, 78% are without libraries, and 78% have no computers. Other pertinent issues are the lack of academic resources for poor children, and parental participation – parents’ participation in their children’s schooling is important for successful education, as it is believed to improve academic skills and enhance children’s social and interpersonal relations.Teacher skillsThe World Economic Forum recently ranked South Africa last in the quality of its science and maths education. Training or lack thereof of its teachers is a major factor in poor education levels. A study done by the independent non-profit organisation, Jet Education, showed that in 2011, only 53% of Grade 4 teachers answered a Grade 6 simple maths question correctly. Its study was done in 268 schools in eight provinces, excluding Gauteng.The poor performance of teachers is a major reason for the underperformance of many students, according to Open Equal, a supplier of news, resources, networking opportunities and training for teachers around the world. According to the education department for example, in KwaZulu-Natal, more than a quarter of science teachers were under-qualified to teach the subject.Research done by Servaas van der Berg and Nicholas Spaull, from the department of economics at the University of Stellenbosch, indicated that rural South African schools performed worse than those from other low income African countries. When ranked by the performance of the poorest, South Africa came 14th out of the 15 sub-Saharan countries for reading and 12th for maths.The way forwardThe university’s economics department drew up a number of factors to be considered to improve the quality of education, from a report for the National Planning Commission 2011:Developing capacity within the teaching forceTo achieve the best results, South Africa needs an institutional structure encompassing teacher pay, bursary programmes and promoting good teaching that attracts the best teachers.School management for institutional leadershipSchools need to select teachers together with management to fulfil roles as leaders of curricula. This is to ensure that students have a learning environment that is conducive.The use of technology in classrooms will help to develop and improve pupils’ literacy and numeracy skills. The Department of Basic Education has also come up with ways to improve pupil achievement by 2014 by means of the Annual National Assessments. These tests will verify that every child in every school is developing academically in his or her specific grade.Regarding higher education, Minister Blade Nzimande said that the department came up with a strategy to improve the quality of teaching in the further education and training (FET) sector. It included short term interventions such as appointing qualified chartered accountants as chief financial officers at 43 of the 50 FET colleges. The government has also committed itself to establishing three new universities that will help expand educational capacity in South Africa.last_img read more