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Hugo Ruiz dominates Jhack Tepora replacement in featherweight bout

first_imgRuiz (39-4) then proceeded to pummel Guevara (27-4), immediately flooring the new opponent seconds into the first round.The first round knockdown, though, was the only highlight of the fight as Guevara managed to stick around and maintaining distance until the end of the fight.Robert Hoyle awarded Ruiz with the 100-89 card while Adalaide Byrd and Glenn Trowbridge scored it 99-90.ADVERTISEMENT Tepora was dutifully stripped of the belt and Alberto Guevara was called in to fight Ruiz in the non-title fight. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ruiz pitching a shut-out in Round 9 of tonight’s opening bout 👊 pic.twitter.com/cZruyCpcpm— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) January 20, 2019MANILA, Philippines—Hugo Ruiz scored a unanimous decision win over Alberto Guevara, who replaced Filipino Jhack Tepora, in the featherweight contest during the main event of Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner title fight Sunday (Manila time) at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe original bout was supposed to be between Ruiz and Tepora for the interim WBA World featherweight title but the Filipino bet stepped on the scales 5.5 pounds above the 126-lb division limit.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Heavyweight great Lennox Lewis: ‘Heart says Pacquiao, mind says Broner’ View comments SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Relieves MOH -Donates 15 High-power Generators, Five 100kva, Ten 20kva

first_imgThe United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has donated  five 100kva and ten 20kva generators to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW) to help boost the expansion of the country cold chain.The COELMO brand high-power generators, which will be distributed amongst 13 of the 15 counties, are to help preserve vaccines that are distributed to the health centers in those areas.Authorities say the expansion of the cold chain will have a direct impact on the Expanded Immunization program for Liberia, especially by ensuring that vaccine remains at the right temperature from the time they arrive in the country to the time they are administered to infants and children.Supported by GAVI funds, UNICEF in collaborated with the World Health Organization (WHO) procured the generators. UNICEF will also help in the transportation and installation of each generator at county hospitals. The total cost of the initiative is $173, 032.UNICEF Country Representative, Sheldon Yett, on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014, handover the generators to Acting Health Minister Matthew Flomo at a ceremony held at the National Drug Supply (NDS) office situated at the John F. Kennedy Hospital in MonroviaRepresentative Yett noted that the generators will be of great help to the delivery of vaccines services in the country as they will provide reliable power supply to keep the vaccines at the require temperature through the MOH&SW cold chain system.He said the expansion of the cold chain will have a direct impact on the Expanded Immunization program for Liberia (EPI), especially by ensuring that vaccines remains at the right temperature from the time they arrive in the country to the time they are administered to infants and children.“This is significant as childhood immunization is widely recognized as an effective strategy to reduce under-five mortality, averting an estimated 2.5 million deaths annually. As such immunization contributes towards the achievement of MDG4 that aims to reduce under-five mortality by two-thirds by 2015,” he saidThe UNICEF boss said his organization is committed to providing all children in Liberia with the opportunity to access immunization services and protection from vaccine preventable diseases as part of its equity mandate.“UNICEF Liberia ensures the availability of all vaccines in the national EPI schedule in adequate quantities in all 15 counties, with provision of vaccines, essential supplies and technical assistance to support cold chain and communication activities,” Rep. Yett said.Expansion of the cold chain is necessary to support the introduction of two new vaccines to the national immunization schedule in late 2014 early 2015 – namely the rotavirus vaccine and IPV (inactivated polio vaccine).The expansion will also support the pilot of the introduction of the HPV vaccine in Bong and Nimba Counties.Acting Health Minister Matthew Flomo, upon receiving the keys of the generators, said the donation comes with much relief because it becomes difficult at times for the ministry to maintain the vaccines at the right temperature due to shortages or lack of power.“This donation comes with much relief for us at the ministry of health because we have been having some difficulties in maintain the requisite temperature levels of our various types of vaccines that we received from our partners.  With these generators, we will ensure that those vaccines, especially at the county level will be constantly kept in at the require temperature. This is why we are very grateful to the UNICEF for these donations. It will help us in preserving the qualities of our vaccines.”He lauded UNICEF and partners for what he termed as a great gesture that will help save the lives of many Liberian children.Meanwhile, the generators will support expansion of county level cold chain for proper vaccine storage, especially as the government adds two new vaccines to the programme nationwide.As county vaccine depots are located at the hospitals, the generators have an added benefit of providing a reliable electric current to the hospitals, indirectly supporting provision of all health services. Bomi and Grand Cape Mount Counties will not be recipients of the donation as they already have solar panels that are still working.The generators will be distributed as follow: One 100kva generator to Montserrado County, two 100kva generators to Bong County, two 100kva generators to Grand Gedeh County.One 20kva each generator to Gbarpolu, Lofa, Margibi, Nimba (Sanniquellie), River Gee, Maryland, Grand Kru, Sinoe, River Cess and Grand Bassa counties.The larger generators are being given to Montserrado, Bong and Grand Gedeh for strategic purposes.For Montserrado, it is the seat of the EPI programme and first stop on the “chain” in terms of receiving the vaccines in country then getting them to the counties.For Bong and Grand Gedeh, each of which get two 100kva generators, the idea is that the capitals of those counties can keep vaccine stocks cold for nearby counties that would otherwise have to rely on Monrovia for all supplies. In other words, it helps to decentralize EPI.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

SWAL’s Humble Beginning

first_imgThe four young men gathered at the news office of the erstwhile DAILY STAR newspaper on the corner of Broad and Gurley Street and regarded each other till one of them broke the silence.“We need to get this organization together,” Mozart M. Dennis, one of the leading photo-journalists said. “If we are together, we can make a lot of difference.” The others, including James Burgess Carter and Bana Sackie and this writer laughed.The necessity to organize a sports writers’ association had come to the fore against the backdrop where sports journalists were refused entry at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium at the time when local sports reigned supreme. A couple of times, gate-keepers had insisted sports writers would not be allowed to enter the stadium if they did not purchase tickets for matches there. Though it was not officially sanctioned by the Liberia Football Association, someone had to be made aware of what the gate-keepers were demanding.“This is a shame,” another journalist in attendance said. At the conclusion of the meeting, it was agreed that such an organization was necessary. At the time, Mr. Willis D. Knuckles was the vice chairman of the Liberia Football Association and President Doe was its chairman.The year was 1986.It was a period of remarkable changes to the development of football in Liberia. Until then, football organization had been done on short term basis. Hit with an apparent lack of vision, football authorities did not organize regular long term football programs. However, whenever tournaments were organized by the Confederation of African Football, Liberia would go ahead to nominate either Invincible Eleven or Mighty Barrolle for the Club Championships.But with the coming of President Samuel Kanyon (in the 1980s); the completion of the Complex named after him, began under the administration of President William R. Tolbert, soccer took off significantly.Now with Knuckles in charge as vice chairman, youth football got a boost, (thanks to Assa Mady Kabba and the late La-Marks Kerdoe) and with the support of sports writers and broadcasters, history was set to happen.The first known sports writer who got a great deal of attention was the late Zack Humphrey who had worked for the NEW LIBERIA and THE LIBERIAN AGE newspapers in the 1970s and late 1980s.Then of course the late editor of the DAILY OBSERVER T-Max Teah and the late Klon Hinneh of the former FOOTPRINTS TODAY newspaper who were active in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Mattor Harris with was the NEW LIBERIA then. But it was in 1985 that the idea to organize an organization for sports writers gained full attention as mentioned at the beginning of this article. Other important sports writers included the Mr. Fred Smith and James Burgess Carter, presently with the DAILY OBSERVER newspaper.On the radio side was the late Herbert Grigsby, one of Liberia’s most respected broadcasters, (whose memory SWAL monthly lecture series were named), the late Garswa Yarmeto another sportscaster of great talent, Mr. Patrick Manjoe and Mr. Cyrus Wleh Badio then with the ELBC. The late Joe Mulbah, a sportscaster at the ELWA and later DAILY OBSERVER and SPORTS WORLD made significant contribution to SWAL’s formation.This writer, who was part of the discussion to organize the organization, began his career with the former DAILY STAR; later joined the DAILY OBSERVER in 1987 became its first secretary general. The late James Caesar Padmore, who worked for the ELCM Community Radio (now RADIO VERITAS) became the first president of the association.Mr. Dennis Toe of the then FOOTPRINTS TODAY, Rodney Sieh who worked with MONROVIA DAILY NEWS and later Mr. John Taweh, who won the presidency to replace Mr. Padmore subsequently brought in secretary general Mr. Akosa Ike, who came along with several individuals, including Henry K. Bestman, Emmanuel K. Cooper, (from the SPORTS CHRONICLE newspaper, owned by the late Mohammed Winpea.)Mr. Bana Sackie became editor of the first sports newspaper to emerge at the period, THE SPORTING LIFE, owned by the late Walter Pelham, who also coached the national team and later it became SPORTS LIFE, E. Sagbe Byrd (SPORTS LIFE) and Momolu Sirleaf (THE MIRROR, and SPORTS STAR) as well as Jackson Kanneh (DAILY OBSERVER and later Voice of America).Interestingly, at the beginning the late Garswa Yarmeto was made its first interim chairman but after several days later when another crisis came between sports journalists and the Liberia Football Association (LFA), he sided with the LFA, and as a result the membership saw that he was the wrong man to defend their interest. At an emergency meeting, an election was held and Mr. Padmore took over as president.Though Willis Knuckles’ Liberia Football Association realized the seriousness of sports journalists, it did not issue any support to recognize the infant association; however, the LFA supported the association and ensured that from that humble beginning they would work together. The cordial relationship continued after Mr. Cletus S. Wotorson took over from Mr. Knuckles.The period from 1986 to 1989 was a busy period for Liberian soccer. President Doe did not hide his love for the game and subsequently went all the way to make sure that the players on the national team got what they needed. A trip to Brazil was one of the incentives.It was therefore no surprise that after the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (SCSA) Zone 111 finals held in Liberia that Ghana won Liberia 1-0 in the finals, it proved that Liberia had come of age, along with sports journalists.It was a message that Africa should watch out for Liberia and Lone Star’s subsequent participation the World Cup qualifying series did not leave Africa in doubt. It was the era that groomed the George Weah X1.Meanwhile, after he resigned from office, Mr. Knuckles and Ambassador Eddie Dunn organized the SPORTS WORLD newspaper with Mr. Joe Mulbah as its editor, along with reporters Eugene Lenn Nagbe, Hassan Kiawu, (who later went to the ELBC), Gabriel da Costa and with Mozart Dennis to boost sport writing.The primary objective was and it is still to promote Liberian athletes and develop sports writers by seeking educational support to the members.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

William V.S. Tubman’s Legacy:

first_imgTomorrow, November 29 will be observed as national holiday in memory of the late President William V.S. Tubman, thus far the longest serving President of this country. The day was set aside by an Act of the 3rd Session of the 42nd National Legislature, declaring November 29 each year as a national holiday to pay homage to the late Tubman. As the nation observes this day, there would be many reflections on the life of this former leader of this country. Usually on this day, the younger generation in Monrovia, observed it with beach-parties. Unfortunately, because of the Ebola epidemic, the government has banned all beach parties or activities, on health reasons since the virus is also spread through body contact.Meanwhile, in keeping with protocol, President Sirleaf has declared tomorrow as a national holiday. A Proclamation issued on Wednesday said it is in recognition of his productive and meaningful services and policies, including the Open Door Policy, the National Unification and Integration Policy, the granting of suffrage to Liberian women as well as the policies on social and economic development nationwide and his contributions to the emancipation of African Colonial territories into self-governing statehood.Furthermore, the Proclamation  declared that the celebration is in consideration of the numerous contributions, profound changes and lasting accomplishments made by President Tubman during his administration as the 18th President of the Republic of Liberia. In this light, the people, desirous of showing their deep appreciation, esteem and approval for his outstanding, noble and remarkable leadership, did petition and request the National Legislature of the Nation to issue permanent record of their sentiments in honor of his birth for posterity.   Indeed, as the nation and its people reflect on the life of this man, there would be many issues that would be subject for discussion. Some may look at his weaknesses as President of this country for a protracted period, while others may view his life from some of the positive contributions, such as the National Unification Policy, which was designed to integrate the country, the women suffrage, which has afforded women the opportunity to vote and be elected, as well as his Open Door Policy to attract foreign investments for African oldest independence country. Others may look at his role in the independence of other African countries.Today, as the nation remembers its former leader, I am particularly interested in his role in the formation of the former Organization of African Unity (OAU), which is today referred to as African Union (AU). I take particular interest in this because it was one of the greatest achievements of the late Tubman, who conceived the idea of African unity.To accentuate this idea, the late President convened what is historically known as the Sanniquellie Conference which was attended by the then President of neighboring Guinea, Sekou Toure, who drove from his country to Liberia and the late Prime Minister of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah. The President, according to research, organized  the Sanniquellie conference, few months after attending a conference on African unity held in Accra, Ghana in April 1958, during which time he was the only head of state who attended the eight-nation Conference of Independence African States.At the Conference, the late President, sensing the importance of African Unity, reiterated these ideas in his opening statement when he, among other things said, “Through hardship and humiliation we, as Africans have demonstrated the qualities of patience, perseverance and endurance. I believe that through the admission of such qualities we are destined to assume a new role in world affairs. However, we cannot fulfill our mission, nor can we expect to receive the admiration and respect of others, if the people of this continent are divided, suspicious, envious of one another and insincere in their dealings.”Being imbued with this idea of African Unity, it is said that upon returning to Liberia, the late President issued an Official Gazette on January 26, 1959, which advanced three points: -That a single Convention which would provide for a permanent organization to be known as The Association States of Africa, be concluded among the independent African nations and those which have fixed dates upon which they shall achieve independence, with the understanding that other non-independent countries of Africa shall have the right to join the organization upon attaining independence.-That the Associated States of Africa provide for continuing consultation on problems of common interest and for the peaceful solution of all disputes which may arise among its members.-That, within the said organization, Regional Associations be recognized where they already exist, or be organized to develop closer unity and provide uniform and common solutions to specific problems in certain areas.Concluding, the Gazette said, “The Liberian Government feels that these political, social, cultural and economic actions should be achieved in consonance with the aims of its endeavors to achieve peace and raise the level of living of the inhabitants of the earth.”With the Gazette, the late President began setting the stage for the holding of this historic conference in Sanniquellie, the provincial capital of Nimba County, where the three leaders – Toure, Nkrumah and the host Tubman,  met from July 15 to 19, 1959. According to the book, “President Tubman On African Unity,” it was at that meeting that the late President Tubman announced his idea of the “Community of Independent African States, within whose framework African countries could cooperate socially, culturally, economically and educationally without any state surrendering its sovereignty to other members of the Community.”Further elaborating his ideas on African unity, President Tubman, following the Sanniquellie conference, stated in a an Address to the nation on July 27, 1959,  on the occasion of the celebration of Liberia’s 112th independence anniversary, pointed out that unity in Africa was “absolutely necessary for the total liberation of the continent.”He then said to his African colleagues, “Freedom is finally in array in Africa and the entire continent is responding to its vibrations. If it is to be triumphant, if the remotest corner of this continent is to be liberated from the shackles of oppression, we must not be divided. We must unite behind its banner for victory, not by violence and bloodshed, but by relentless and persistent demands for the inherent and just rights of all men to be free and independent.”“Or I would suggest as a slogan or watchword the declaration of the Prophet Nehemiah: “Not by might nor by power but by the spirit, saith the Lord.”As the late President determinedly continued to preach this idea of African unity, others welcomed that, thus leading to the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) on May 25, in 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. That body has now been metamorphosed into what is today known as the African Union (AU) to meet the changing trend in world affairs. Its major objectives, according to Dr. Joseph Saye Guannu’s history book on Liberia, were “the total decolonization of Africa, promotion of economic and social development of the continent; fostering of cordial relations among African states and peoples and working toward the political unification of Africa. In short the decolonization of Africa was the primary objective of the OAU for which it put effective mechanisms in place”.On this day which is the 119th birth anniversary of the President Tubman one of the legacies of the former President that we as a nation and people can vaingloriously brag about was his role in bringing about the OAU to unite the continent and ensure the independence of other countries. That dream and idea about an organization for the continent, continues to live on.Being conversant of the role Tubman played in the formation of the OAU, when about two years ago I formed part of President’s delegation to the official opening of the new complex of the AU, constructed by the Chinese,  one of my major concerns or focuses was to ascertain as to whether or not there would be any mention or photo of the initiator of African unity, President Tubman. To my utter surprise, there was no photo  conspicuously displayed, as in the case of others in the lobby of the building, as was in the case of other African leaders.It was that which prompted me to do the article, entitled, “AU Treatment Of Liberia: Was It A Mistake Or An Oversight?” In that piece, I expressed surprise that the photo of President Tubman was not seen among former African leaders as displayed in the lobby of the building. As I said before,  before venturing into the building, I observed a golden-plated monument of former Ghanaian President, Kwame Nkrumah, who was then Prime Minister of Ghana when President Tubman conceived the idea of an African unity.  As I entered the building, my eyes ran to the photos of some individuals and former leaders who contributed to the African struggle and the formation of the former Organization of African Unity (OAU), which has been replaced by the AU.Disappointingly, as I was viewing those portraits of those leaders, I thought as a Liberian, that the portrait of the late William V.S. Tubman of Liberia, a man said to have played a major role in the formation of the OAU, would have also been there. But that was my greatest surprise. I saw the portraits of the former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela (now deceased), who was also former leader of the African National Congress (ANC); former Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Patrick Lumumba; former Prime Minister of Nigeria Abubakar Tafawa Balewa; President Gamal Abdul Nasser of Egypt and Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia.The photo of President Tubman, who indisputably initiated what became the OAU, one of the main architects of the OAU, now AU, was only seen in a group photo of some leaders said to be ‘Founding Fathers of the OAU’. I was really saddened by that, considering the role of the “old man” in the African liberation struggle. It was based on this I asked in that article as to whether this was an “oversight” by the AU not to have included the late Tubman into the photos of these great former African leaders, as in the case of others, considering his role in forming the OAU.Whether this has been corrected or not, on his 119th birth anniversary, I try to reflect or retrospect on this particular contribution by President Tubman because what he envisaged many years ago, has made progress,  especially the decolonization of the country and that as the issue of unity in Africa continues to live on and remains firm. Besides, the issue of African unity, the AU has also established organs and institutions to ensure good governance and also to promote democratic tenets and values.As I conclude this panegyric, let me say that if there is anything that we also can boast of as a people and nation, as we observe the late Tubman’s birthday, is the continued existence of the OAU, now AU. For this, we can pat ourselves on the back for the dream of WVST. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! “PAPAY.” REST IN PEACE!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Daniel Stephen Campbell Charged following last nights high speed chase

first_imgDaniel Stephen Campbell of Dawson Creek has been charged with 7 criminal code charges following last nights high speed chase.The 40 year old man is facing the following charges: * Attempted Murder Section 239(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada * Assault With a Weapon Section 267(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada * Flight from police Section 249.1(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada * Theft Over $5000 Section 334(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada * Dangerous Driving Section 249(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada * Impaired Driving Section 253(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada* Drive While Disqualified Section 359(1) of the Criminal Code of CanadaCampbell has been remanded into custody until October 20th, 2008. The investigation continues.- Advertisement -For more on this story Click Herelast_img read more

IT STUDENT’S UNION PRESIDENT WARNS LOAN SCHEME WILL KEEP POOREST POOR

first_imgLYIT SU President, Dylan Mc Gowan, has criticised the loan scheme option in the Cassells Report and said it will disable social mobility and keep the poorest people in Ireland poor. The Cassells Report, released last Monday, suggested three possible solutions to tackle the third level education funding crisis in Ireland.The first suggestion was publicly-funded education (paid by the exchequer), which the Union of Students in Ireland and LYTI SU have favoured and said it will keep equality and social mobility on a level playing field. The second solution suggestion put forward by the report was increased state funding to make up for the short-fallings in third level education but to keep the registration fee of €3,000; the third suggestion was a state loan scheme, similar to that of loan schemes in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.Mr McGowan said “Education is our value and should be a right for the people of this country. A large proportion of LYIT students are in receipt of maintenance grants. If the government continue with the proposed loan scheme, students will have an increase in tuition fees through this loan scheme, and a burden of debt bearing upon them. If it takes a protest, if it takes heavy lobbying, it’s going to be a major fight for us at LYIT this year.”And he added “If students face debt and increasing tuition fees, they may consider choosing alternative, more cost effective routes to education, by choosing to travel to other countries that offer free education and a high standard of education. If loans are introduced, it will be a sad day for third level education, as well as students and parents who support their sibling in college.”Campus Life did research into the average annual cost of college and they found that it was €11,000 for people living away from home and €6,000 for people living at home, which means college courses will cost between €22,000 and €66,000 – if you’re doing something like medicine. Mc Gowan said taking on a loan of €22,000 to €66,000 will deter young people from applying to college. McGowan said we also need to look at countries that have loan schemes and realise that they simply don’t work.“In America, third level education is the second biggest expense to the government – second only to military at 1.3 trillion dollars a year!” Mc Gowan said. “In the UK, the loan scheme got so bad that they had to sell the loan books to the banks. In Australia, 1 in 3 dollars have to be written off because people either can’t pay it back or they emigrate. We are an island, so Ireland would have similar problems with graduate emigration to avoid paying back student loans.”Irish third level fees are the second highest in Europe, after the UK. Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland all offer free education. The registration fee in France is €180 – €2,820 cheaper than the Irish registration fee.“Publicly-funded free education is not impossible. If it was, so many other countries in Europe wouldn’t offer it.” Mc Gowan said. “Publicly-funded free education in Ireland will be the biggest driving force behind economic success and fully pulling the country out of the recession. The Taoiseach keeps telling us we have the fastest-growing economy in Europe. If we want to retain that pace, we need to make sure our workforce is up to speed with being at the forefront of this economy. The best way to accomplish this is with publicly-funded free education, which is open and accessible to all who wish to avail of it.”McGowan emphasised all of society benefits from education, not just those receiving the education, and stressed that free, publicly-funded education is the only thing that permanently breaks poverty traps, enables social mobility and empowers the youth. LYITSU and USI are urging the Oireachtas committee to choose publicly-funded free education as the only real, practical solution to the funding crisis.IT STUDENT’S UNION PRESIDENT WARNS LOAN SCHEME WILL KEEP POOREST POOR was last modified: July 18th, 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

Thibaut Courtois could leave Chelsea as Maurizio Sarri demands talks

first_img Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois’ future will be decided in the coming days. ALTERED The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 BEST OF Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes latest revealed Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Thibaut Courtois could leave Chelsea before Thursday’s transfer deadline as Maurizio Sarri demands talks with his player.The goalkeeper has been surrounded by speculation all summer with Real Madrid keen on landing him. impact Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT On Saturday his agent, Christophe Henrotay, said there was an offer in place which the Blues should accept.And the player himself has been vocal about the possibility of leaving Stamford Bridge as he continues play football in west London while his wife and children live in Madrid.But Sarri wants to end the rumours one way or another and will seek to clarify the situation by speaking face-to-face with the player in training on Monday. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas BIG PRESENTS UP TOP How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings 2 Belgium and Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in action at World Cup 2018. Most Popular Premier League News smart causal silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won During the World Cup, where Courtois helped Belgium to finish third, he continually spoke about his future.At one point he told reporters, “I have a certain preferred destination.“I have some ideas in my mind, but I’m focusing on the World Cup and have pushed all decisions ahead until after the tournament.“My kids are the most important for me. I haven’t seen them a lot in the last 18 months. Facetime is nice, but seeing them grow up is something different. My kids will play an important role in my decision.” “I’m not interested in the agent. I want to hear Courtois,” he said after the Community Shield defeat to Manchester City.“If Courtois tomorrow says to me the same [as the agent], then I have to speak with my player, of course. Because I only want players with very high levels of motivation.” 2 gameday cracker predicted last_img read more

Goa village evacuated after ammonia gas leak

first_imgAt least two women were today shifted to a hospital and hundreds of residents in Goa’s Chicalim village evacuated from their homes after a tanker carrying ammonia overturned on the nearby highway connecting Vasco City to Panaji. The incident occurred at around 2.45 a.m. when the tanker from Mormugao Port Trust to Zuari Industries Limited, overturned at the highway and gas started leaking from it. “Disaster response teams were sent to the site immediately while police and fire and emergency service personnel were asked to wake up people and evacuate the entire area,” Deputy Collector Mahadev Arondekar told PTI.“Two women had to be shifted to a nearby hospital as they complained of breathlessness,” a senior district administration official said, adding that they were sleeping inside their house close to the accident. According to Vasco Police Inspector Nolasco Raposo the highway crossing through Chicalim village has been blocked for traffic. “We have stopped the motorists from using the road. Also we have informed the public in the vicinity to evacuate and to cover their mouth with masks or wet clothes,” he said. Nearly 300 houses are located in the area, a few kilometres from Goa’s Dabolim Airport.last_img read more

ScienceShot: What Walked Like an Armadillo, Looked Like a Squirrel, and May Have Had Poison Spurs?

first_imgFurry like a squirrel but bearing a reptilelike jaw structure, with the middle ear bone fused to the lower jaw bone, little Megaconus mammaliaformis walked among (or ran in terror from) the feathered dinosaurs of the Jurassic period. It’s a new species among the primitive relatives of early mammals, previously only known from a jumble of fossil teeth. But an international team of scientists has now discovered a complete fossilized skeleton of this rat-sized creature (artist’s conception above) in the Inner Mongolia region of China. The 165-million-year-old skeleton (inset) reveals a curious animal: Its fused, inflexible leg bones gave it an armadillolike gait, and it was neither a good climber nor a fast runner. But it was armed with clawlike spurs sticking out of its heels, which the scientists believe had poisonous glands like in a platypus. The omnivorous Megaconus foraged by night and is named for the large mounds on its premolars, which could grind tough plant material at a point when other mammal lineages were still largely insect-eaters. It “was already an old-timer,” evolutionarily speaking, says paleontologist Thomas Martin of the University of Bonn in Germany, a member of the research team, which presents its results online today in Nature. Megaconus was among the first to try out mammalian features before falling into extinction while modern mammals rose.last_img read more

Masked man: Irving returns as Celtics win 13th straight

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) adjusts his mask during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in New York. The Celtics won 109-102. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK—Kyrie Irving really dislikes having to play in a mask.On the other hand, he loves what comes next: Boston putting its 13-game winning streak on the line against the NBA champions.ADVERTISEMENT 3 UCLA players face punishment at home after China incident Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “It’s definitely an incredible streak we’re on, and now comes the whole media frenzy of will the streak end, and what’s going to happen on Thursday and the Golden State Warriors coming to Boston,” Irving said. “So I’m looking forward to all that hoopla.”Irving returned to the lineup and scored 25 points while wearing the mask, and the Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-102 on Tuesday night to remain unbeaten since an 0-2 start.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMarcus Morris added 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Jayson Tatum scored 19 points for the Celtics, who have the NBA’s best record. Golden State is next at 11-3, and Boston got good preparation for the game against a persistent Brooklyn team.“The way that they converted on us in transition after our mistakes tonight, you can’t have that against Golden State. You just get blown out of the gym,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “We just have to play really solid on both ends and do what we do as well as we can and see where we stand.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA The Celtics started 7 of 9 from the field to lead 17-4, but the Nets jumped ahead in the second quarter and countered every time Boston threated to pull away until the final minutes.“I thought guys competed,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “We just have to do it in long stretches.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ LATEST STORIES Irving missed one game with a minor facial fracture after he was hit by teammate Aron Baynes on Friday. He fiddled with the mask frequently, but it didn’t seem to affect his play much. He made a jumper with 3:40 left after the Nets had closed within four points and drove for another basket about 35 seconds later.“Today, just finding his way and doing what he does, making big plays for us, coming through and sealing the game,” said Celtics center Al Horford, who had 17 points and 11 rebounds.Boston then finally put it away with Jaylen Brown’s alley-oop feed to Tatum before Irving hit two free throws to make it 106-96.Joe Harris scored 19 points and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Nets, who are without leading scorer D’Angelo Russell because of a bruised left knee. Allen Crabbe and Caris LeVert added 15 points apiece.Irving has had to play in a mask before, and he’s done it well. He scored a then career-high 41 points in a loss at New York on Dec. 15, 2012, while with Cleveland. But he described it like having foggy blinders, restricting his peripheral vision.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more