PSL tweaks 2018 calendar; Petron takes on cocolife

first_imgStarting next season, the PSL will hold the import-flavored Grand Prix at the start of the year in accordance with the new competition calendar of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC).The Grand Prix, will be staged Feb. 17 to May 17 in 2018. It will be followed by the Challenge Cup beach volleyball tournament from May 26 to June 16.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 All-Filipino Conference will be from July 28 to Nov. 15. It will give way to the 6th AVC Asian Cup for Women in Thailand on Sept. 17 to 23.Meanwhile, Petron guns for its seventh win and a share of the lead when it clashes with Cocolife on Thursday in the Chooks to Go-PSL Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Center. ‘The featured encounter is set at 4:15 p.m. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 The Philippine Superliga (PSL) has rearranged its schedule for the next season to continue getting quality imports without encountering problem with the international transfer certificate of foreign players.“We decided to tweak our calendar in compliance with the new international calendar. Since our Grand Prix is within the international transfer period, it would be easy for us to invite foreign players for the Grand Prix, while making our players available for international competitions,” said PSL president Ramon “Tats” Suzara.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Scribes honor Season 42’s finestcenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ View comments Generika-Ayala and Sta. Lucia tangle in the other match at 7 p.m., with both squads hoping to improve on their standings.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

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9-Bedroom Clinic Brings Relief to Kpanyah Town

first_imgChrist Evangelical Fellowship Ministry of Liberia (CEFML) in partnership with friends in the United States (USA) and Canada has constructed and dedicated a nine bedroom clinic for residents of Kpanyah Town located in Fendell, lower Montserado County.The clinic is the first of its kind to be built by a church in that community and will cater to at least 10,000 inhabitants. The clinic’s construction is estimated at US$87,250.The clinic comprises of a doctor’s office, laboratory, pharmacy, two observation rooms, delivery room, storage, waiting room and two bathrooms. The church also constructed a water tower, hand pump and a palaver hut in the vicinity. Bishop James N. Cuffee, General Overseer of the CEFML, said the decision by the church to construct a clinic in the community will bring relief to the residents who have not benefited from any health services. There are thirty two villages in Kpanyah Town.Bishop Cuffee indicated that the initiative was geared towards buttressing government efforts in providing better health care delivery to its citizens.He told this newspaper that residents of Kpanyah Town find it difficult to access healthcare services, lamenting that some of them even have died while in the process of seeking medical attention.Bishop Cuffee used the occasion to call on the residents of the area to maintain the facility and show ownership of it.Performing the dedicatory ceremony on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoH), Mr. Jusu Watson, Clinical Supervisor for the Montserrado County Health Team, praised the church for the initiative and assured that the MoH will support its operations.Speaking on behalf of the residents of the community, Lorma Governor James M. Kesselly thanked the church for its farsightedness in constructing the clinic.Mr. Kesselly noted that the clinic will go a long way to bring relief to the people who usually would walk long distances to reach a health facility.He disclosed that for the past 10 years they have been constructing a 3-bedroom clinic on their own without success.He used the occasion to appeal to other institutions and philanthropists to emulate the good example of the church by undertaking other projects that would address the development needs of the people in the area.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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Low successful convictions, investigations cited in US 2018 TIP Report

first_img– says inadequate shelter in hinterland for child and male victimsThe newly released U.S. State Department Trafficking in Persons 2018 Report has found that although Guyana has maintained the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, it continues to have low successful convictions, while the number of trafficking investigations and new prosecutions has decreased.Guyana remains on Tier 1 on the TIP Index, where it has been since last year, having implemented the recommendations made in the 2016 report and satisfied the minimum requirements of the United States’ Trafficking Victims Protection Act.The State Department’s 2018 TIP Report, which was released on Thursday, outlined that Government demonstrated serious and sustained efforts by increasing funding for victim assistance, identifying and assisting more victims for the third consecutive year, and opening and operating a trafficking shelter outside of the capital area.However, it noted that the number of trafficking investigations and new prosecutions decreased, and the number of successful convictions remained low.According to the report, while Government maintains law enforcement efforts to combat TIP, only four new trafficking investigations – two for sex trafficking and two for labour trafficking – were launched last year.Additionally, there were 17 prosecutions, 12 of which were initiated in previous reporting periods; and there were two convictions. This is compared to 19 investigations, 19 prosecutions, and two convictions in 2016.The report highlighted that a case from the previous reporting period, in which the Government required the trafficker only to pay restitution — a penalty inconsistent with the law and one that the task force appealed — remained pending.The Report also cited that a total of 131 victims were identified in 2017 (65 for sex trafficking, 35 for labour trafficking, and 31 for both forms), compared with 98 in 2016. The Government referred 115 victims to shelter and psycho-social services, compared with 40 in 2016. It was noted, too, that the State trained 156 village leaders and 96 Government officials from the interior regions on victim identification and assistance, while also allocating over $40 million to NGO-run shelters.But despite increased efforts to identify and protect trafficking victims, the report mentioned, assistance to them remains insufficient, especially in areas outside the capital and for child and male victims.“The Government opened and operated the first shelter outside of the capital; the new shelter caters exclusively to adult female victims of trafficking. All identified victims received shelter, food, training, and psychological therapy. There were no adequate public or private shelters for male or child trafficking victims, despite the Government’s commitment, made in early 2016, to open and partially fund a shelter for male victims. Child victims were placed into foster care, safe homes, or were reintegrated with their families; while adult male victims were placed at non-specialised night shelters on an ad hoc basis,” the report stated.To this end, the State Department’s TIP report recommended that Guyana “…fund specialised victim services outside the capital; and for child victims and adult male victims, vigorously investigate and prosecute sex and labour trafficking cases, and hold convicted traffickers, including complicit public officials, accountable by imposing strong sentences… [and] monitor the number of cases reported to the trafficking hotline or by labour inspectors, to promote a rapid investigative and victim assistance response”. Recommendations were also made for the finalisation of the written identification procedures which Government had indicated would be done by this year end, to better guide law enforcement officials. More training for law enforcement, judiciary officials, and front-line responders — especially those working outside the capital — on victim identification and referral procedures was also suggested, along with the development of standard procedures for protecting foreign victims, and the provision of additional protection for victims to testify against traffickers in a way that minimises re-traumatisation.It was also recommended that the number of cases reported to the trafficking hotline or by labour inspectors be monitored to promote a rapid investigative and victim assistance response, as well as provide training for diplomatic personnel on trafficking. Guyana’s country profile says it is a source and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labour in mining, agriculture, forestry, domestic service and shops. For the past five years, women and children from Guyana, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Suriname, and Venezuela have been subjected to sex trafficking in mining communities in the interior and in urban areas.Only last week, the Ministerial Task Force on Trafficking In Persons (TIP) revealed that Guyana has recorded 68 cases of alleged TIP already for 2018, of which Latin American nationals are majority of the victims, with Venezuela heading the list. Police statistics also recorded 41 alleged TIP cases in 2014, 51 in 2015, 98 in 2016, and 50 in 2017.last_img read more

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“Stage of Champions” receives support

first_img– set for November 3With just over two weeks to show time, “Stage of Champions” is picking up steam, garnering support from corporate entities.On Tuesday, the show’s organiser, Videsh Sookram was fortunate to reach sponsorship agreements with Subs and Salads and Life’s Gym.Representatives of Life’s Gym and Subs and Salads present sponsorship support to “Stage of Champions” organiser, Videsh SookramDuring simple ceremonies, representatives of the entities handed over sponsorship cheques to Sookram who in turn thanked them for the kind gesture.November 3 was selected by Sookram as the date he will host the third edition of “Stage of Champions” billed for the Theatre Guild.According to Sookram, the show which attracts international competitors because of the lucrative cash prizes on offer, is set to be of a higher calibre than the years prior.He stated that besides musclemen and women from Trinidad, St Maarten, Suriname and Antigua, he is optimistic that recently-crowned national bodybuilding, men’s physique and bikini champions, Kerwin Clarke, Emmerson Campbell and Chandini Khan respectively will compete on stage.If the trio competes, Khan and Clarke, a five-time national champion, will be making their debuts. Campbell won the physique segment in 2016 and 2017 and would be gunning for a three-peat.The organiser also made an appeal for other corporate entities for support.Last year, the bodybuilding, physique and bikini champions took home $250,000, $100,000 and $100,000 respectively.The second and third-place finishers in bodybuilding secured $130,000 and $100,000 while the first and second runners-up in physique and bikini pocketed $50,000 and $25,000 in that order.last_img read more

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Baraza brings back the smile in Sofa bounce

first_img0Shares0000Sofapaka FC head coach John Baraza walks out of his technical area during their Kenyan Premier League match against Kariobangi Sharks in Machakos on February 3, 2019. PHOTO/SofapakaNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 4 – Sofapaka FC head coach John Baraza on Sunday said his players ‘are now playing with smiles on their faces’ after a 2-0 victory over Kariobangi Sharks hoisted them to fourth in the Kenyan Premier League standings.Baraza’s lucky wand at the 2009 champions has seen them win three of their last four games and amassed 10 points, three more than they had picked after seven matches with previous boss Melis Medo. “When I took charge I just told the boys to go in there and play with a smile on their faces and I gave them the freedom and the smile came. We are heading in the right direction and we hope to keep playing well and winning and catch up with the leading teams,” Baraza told Capital Sport.Sofapaka had struggled with American Medo in charge, the team picking only one win in seven matches. But now, Sofapaka seem to have found their mojo back and Baraza has warned they want to vie for the KPL title.Sharks meanwhile saw their fine run cut short in a match that head coach William Muluya was forced to make do without several of his key players who are nursing injuries after a treacherous run that has seen them play back to back games.Kariobangi Sharks head coach William Muluya watches from the touchline during the Kenyan Premier League match against Sofapaka in Machakos on February 3, 2019Skipper Patillah Omotto, strikers Duke Abuya and George Abege as well as winger Harrison Mwenda all missed the tie with injury and Muluya was short of admitting those he called on to step up failed to make it count.“It’s tough for them trying to fit in the shoes of those who made those positions their own. But despite this loss today, we push on. This is behind us now and we focus on the next assignments. For sure we will get back to winning ways,” the tactician stated after the loss.The result saw Sharks drop to eighth in the standings with 15 points, having played one match less than everyone else.Meanwhile, league leaders Mathare United also saw their unbeaten run checked with a shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of bottom side Mount Kenya United in Nakuru.The Slum Boys were on a brilliant run of 11 games and away at the apex with a six point gap over second placed Bandari while Mount Kenya had lost three of their last four games.However, Medo who returned to the side after his short stint at Sofapaka saw them revive hopes of survival with a vital win that took them to six points, four away from safety.Bandari FC players celebrate one of their four goals against AFC Leopards during their Kenyan Premier League clash at the Mbaraki Complex on February 3, 2019. PHOTO/BandariMeanwhile, Bandari FC bounced back to winning ways in resounding fashion, hitting AFC Leopards 4-1 at the Mbaraki Complex.Bandari had suffered an embarrassing 4-0 defeat at the hands of Kakamega Homeboyz in midweek, but they bounced back to squeeze the gap between them and Mathare to three points and with a game in hand.Tusker retained third spot despite being held to a 0-0 draw by Posta Rangers in Machakos, the result bringing to an end a four-match losing streak by John Kamau’s side.KPL weekend results:Mount Kenya United 2-1 Mathare United, Posta Rangers 0-0 Tusker FC, Ulinzi Stars 1-1 Chemelil Sugar, Bandari 4-1 AFC Leopards, Zoo Kericho 2-2 KCB, Kariobangi Sharks 0-2 Sofapaka, Nzoia Sugar 3-2 Sony Sugar, Kakamega Homeboyz 1-1 Vihiga United.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Inter Milan step up pursuit of Chelsea target Antonio Candreva

first_img1 Inter Milan and Chelsea target Chelsea target Antonio Candreva Inter Milan are ready to step up their pursuit of Chelsea target Antonio Candreva because Manchester City are closing in on Gabriel Jesus.Inter had been keen on landing Brazilian prospect, Jesus, this summer but new City boss Pep Guardiola seems set to win the race for his signature.And according to reports in Italy, that news has encouraged Inter to turn their attention back to landing Italy international Candreva.The 29-year-old Lazio man has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea, who are now managed by his former national team coach Antonio Conte.Lazio are willing to sell him this summer but only if a club are prepared to pay their £21million asking price.Until now, Inter were only ready to offer around £15m for a player, who will turn 30 in February, but with their attempts to land Jesus failing, they may be about to up their bid.last_img read more

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Job vacancy: Donegal solicitors office requires legal secretary

first_imgA solicitors’ office, based in Ballybofey, is seeking a legal secretary.Experience desirable but not essential.Good typing and organisational skills necessary Full time position – one-year contractPlease apply with cv and references to emaye16@gmail.comClosing date 31st May 2019  Job vacancy: Donegal solicitors office requires legal secretary was last modified: May 16th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

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NEW! THE GREAT DONEGAL OUTDOORS, BY BREN WHELAN

first_imgNEW! Donegal’s great outdoors attracts visitors from far and near. Explorer, mountaineer and all-round great outdoors guy Bren Whelan has joined the donegaldaily.com team to give you a new insight into just what we have on our doorsteps. Here’s the first of his columns today. With a sunny weekend ahead, there’s no better time to get out and about. Enjoy.By Bren Whelan: Donegal offers both vast scope and an unparalleled variety for outdoor adventures. The counties rugged landscape and deeply indented coast line provides a rich tapestry for the outdoor adventurer to feast upon.The ‘Hills of Donegal’ are remote, wild, moody and seductive. From the ridgelines of the Urris of Inishowen, to the craggy wilderness of the Blue Stack Mountains, through to the depths of the Poisoned Glen and the sheer beauty of Sliabh Laig, we certainly live in a county which has been granted a serious amount of geological goodness! For the next year, in conjunction with Donegal Daily, my mission is to help raise awareness of just what’s out there and how you can get involved in your own wee adventure at the weekend.We hope to present, initially on a fortnightly basis, a range of walking, climbing and mountaineering adventures, which you and others will hopefully be keen to embark upon.Generally speaking, a journey into the great outdoors should involve elements of planning, be it the gathering of suitable equipment, selecting the right clothing, consultation with the correct map or maps, the possible use of a compass and it should always involve the obtaining of a suitable weather forecast.This is what I plan to bring together for you right here on Donegal Daily and I hope to do so in a simple user friendly format. We will help guide you to the top (and bottom!) of well known, yet often unclimbed peaks, we will explore the counties abundant coastal walk ways, lush forests, its ever expanding way marked way trail network, which is growing each year and for those of you with a need for something steeper, we will take a look at some of Donegal’s superb rock climbing areas, of which there is an ever increasing amount! For my own part in this, I work as a Mountaineering Instructor (see www.mountaintraining.ie) and I’ve been exploring the Donegal Mountains for 20 years now, over that time I’ve stood on most of the counties mountains, rock climbed in many areas, made first ascents of some of its many sea stacks and enjoyed some fantastic first descents on skis from some of the county’s highest peaks.So I am certainly a believer in the idea that ‘Donegal is Ireland’s Adventure Sports Capital’ and hopefully over the next year through route guides, videos and photography, I can make you believe that too!Next time – we take a look at the stunning coastal ridges of the Urris Hills in Inishowen.* Pictures, top, Derryveagh Mountains, inset, sea stack climbing, and below Sliabh Liag.* Bren Whelan is a self employed Mountain Instructor & International Mountain Leader (MIC & IML), he is based in Inishowen and is the owner operator of www.mountaintraining.ie GOT A QUESTION? ASK BREN BY LEAVING YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2012 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyNEW! THE GREAT DONEGAL OUTDOORS, BY BREN WHELAN was last modified: April 6th, 2012 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:BY BREN WHELANNEW! THE GREAT DONEGAL OUTDOORSlast_img read more

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Collection for Caolan Melaugh fund at county final today

first_imgRed Hughs GAA club will be holding a bucket collection in aid of Caolan Melaugh fund at the county finals in Ballybofey. The community launched a fundraising campaign to raise funds for little Caolan, who was diagnosed at just 10 weeks old with stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma (a very rare and aggressive childhood cancer).Caolan is the son of Gerard and his wife Stacey Melaugh. Anyone who wants to help is asked to come along to Mac Cumhaill Park around 1pm.If you have an hour or two to spare please make the effort to come out tomorrow. Lets get behind Caolan!Collection for Caolan Melaugh fund at county final today was last modified: October 16th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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Photos: Queen Beyonce and Queen Daenerys sit for Game 6

first_imgA pair of queens sat courtside of Game 6 between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets but it wasn’t anyone from across the pond.Beyonce also known as Queen Bey went to the game with her husband, Jay-Z. Both are hip-hop royalty. Elsewhere, actress Emilia Clarke mostly known for her role as Queen Daenerys Targaryen checked out a close matchup between the two best teams in the Western Conference. The Houston staff pointed out Clarke and even referred to her by her full ‘Game of …last_img read more

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