Alab Pilipinas guns for first win versus Singapore Slingers

first_imgReturning to action after a 10-day break, Alab Pilipinas guns for a first win against a familiar foe in the Singapore Slingers on Wednesday in the Asean Basketball League at Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Laguna.After dropping a narrow 89-92 decision to defending champion Eastern Sports Club last Nov. 19, the Filipinos hope to gain a measure of revenge against the Singaporeans, who eliminated them in the semifinals last season.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 awardcenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Austria makes history Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “It’s an important game for us, coming off a long break that’s why I told our players to really take advantage of practice time,” said Alab coach Jimmy Alapag. “I think we match up well with them (Singapore). A win is important for us to stay with the pack.”The Slingers, who boasts American import Xavier Alexander and former PBA player AJ Mandani, are coming off a 77-66 home victory over Indonesian team CLS Knights.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneAlapag said he’s expecting a better performance this time. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

ETU Workers Protest over Benefits

first_imgWorkers of almost all of Liberia’s Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) have staged a major protest in Monrovia, demanding benefits owed them by the Government of Liberia.The workers, predominantly healthcare practitioners, gathered at the seat of the Liberian legislature early Thursday morning to inform lawmakers about their over four month’s unpaid benefits. According to their spokesperson, Alphonso Wieh, remuneration owed the workers include hazard benefits in the amount of US$5,000 each, as well as three months’ salary arrears.The protesting ETU workers included body baggers, maintenance workers and some members of the burial team from several ETUs run by the Liberian government and its partners in Monrovia.Some of them shouted, “During the heat of the Ebola, we took risk by bagging thirty to thirty-five bodies a day. Now that we survived the danger, why can’t we get our hazard benefits?”“We will continue to stage protests to call public attention until our government can address our plight. We worked along with other international colleagues in these various ETUs and all of them have (been paid) risks and other benefits.  What is wrong with ours that we can’t get payments and benefits,” Wieh said.Government has since termed the protest as a “surprise.” Responding to questions about the protest, Deputy Information Minister for Technical Services Robert Kpadeh said: “We find this as news to us and we will verify that information and properly address it. However, government remains committed to ensuring that workers at all levels are paid what is due them, regardless of status.”Meanwhile, the protest continued into some parts of Monrovia for hours, stalling normal vehicle and human traffic.Liberia is among three West African nations hardest hit by the Ebola virus.  At one point, Liberia was the epi-center of the disease, losing nearly 5000 lives.  However, significant progress has been made by government, partners and the citizens in eradicating the virus from Liberia while affected Guinea and Sierra Leone are still struggling to contain the outbreak.Liberia has gone a little over 21 days without a new case and health experts believe with this path, the nation is gradually moving towards the 42-day mark stipulated by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be declared Ebola free.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GPHC trains, graduates 12 Operating Room Technicians

first_imgThe sixth batch of Operating Room Technicians drawn from various hospitals in Guyana and Belize graduated on Wednesday.The successful graduates are from the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), five; three from private institutions; two from the Mabaruma Regional Hospital; and two from the Belize Defence Force. They are two Medic Soldiers (from Belize), one Nursing Assistant and nine Patient Care Assistants.At the simple graduation ceremony at the GPHC Resources Centre, the graduates were charged by Assistant Director of Nursing Services, Keith Alonzo, to notThe sixth batch of Operating Room Technicians with some of the course facilitators, and Senior Officials of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporationbecome complacent with their new skill, and to continually strive to develop themselves.“You have worked hard to achieve this milestone. Your work is not in vain. As certified Operating Room Technicians you have the necessary skills… that can open doors to many achievements,” Alonzo said.Further Chief Executive Officer of the GPHC, Brigadier (Ret’d) George Lewis noted that as Operating Room Technicians, they have a pivotal role to play in ensuring that persons feel better and lives are saved.“Your job places you in the operating room before, during and after (surgeries). Preparing the operating room, ensuring all the necessary supplies and surgical tools are there, sterile and free from any foreign bodies and generally making certain that everything is in place in the correct manner,” the CEO said.The nine-month training exercise began in April 2017 and was primarily based at the GPHC. Eighty percent of the training time was spent in the operating room giving each trainee firsthand experience about operating procedures.During the nine-month period the trainees were also exposed to training in Ophthalmology, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgical procedures, laparoscopic surgeries and neurological surgeries.The trainees took their final theoretical examination on January 21, 2018, and the practical examination on January 23. This batch recorded a 100 per cent pass rate, resulting in all 12 trainees completing the programme.The trainees then began a 12-week period of preceptorship where they will continue to work under supervision, improving their skills and competence. Following this, they will return to their respective hospitals to function in their capacities as Operating Room Technicians.last_img read more

Cynical leaders

first_imgIt’s now official: Members of the Los Angeles City Council believe that L.A. residents are idiots. They’ve put it in writing. Of course, the Declaration of the Idiocy of All Angelenos isn’t quite that blunt. It’s actually concealed in a earnest-sounding motion that would postpone water and electricity hikes for at least 60 days. But the meaning is still as plain as day. Back in October, Department of Water and Power commissioners reviewed a detailed plan to modernize the long-neglected utility system and approved a series of rate hikes that would wring $1 billion out of Los Angeles residents in the next 18 months alone. Under the plan, electric rates would jump 9 percent over three years and water rates would climb 6 percent over two years. Given that the DWP pays its employees exorbitant salaries, wastes a fortune on pointless initiatives and P.R., fails to maintain basic infrastructure, and serves as City Hall’s very own piggy bank, neighborhood councils were rightly outraged about the planned rate hikes. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsSo three members of the City Council – President Eric Garcetti and members Dennis Zine and Jan Perry – have responded to the public discontent with a stunning act of cynicism. They’re calling for a 60-day delay in the hikes so DWP plans to upgrade the system can be studied further. Note: They haven’t called for the hikes to be scrapped. Nor have they even tabled them indefinitely until and unless the DWP undergoes a long-overdue, top-to-bottom restructuring and demonstrates an actual need. Nope, all these council members have done is ask for the hikes to be postponed, so the DWP can “assure” the public of its good intentions. At the end of 60 days or so – at which point the council members blithely assume the DWP will have happily changed its ways, or at least feigned an intention to do so – the hikes would kick in. And why 60 days? Well, council members would tell you it’s because that’s the magic number for how long it takes to clean up a dysfunctional, massive bureaucracy that’s been corrupt for decades. They would also deny that that time span has anything to do with the fact that the delay would keep Angelenos from feeling the pinch of the new hikes until after the February election, at which voters will be asked to impose an expanded phone tax to make up the $270 million the city stands to lose when the current tax is struck down as illegal. If council members think Angelenos will buy that explanation, they must think we’re all idiots. Their duplicity couldn’t be more obvious. They want the rate hike – after all, transfers from the DWP’s surplus are key to keeping the bloated city budget afloat – but they also want the new phone tax. And they worry that if voters catch on to the DWP money grab too soon, they’ll be less likely to vote for the phone-tax money grab in February. So they want to “delay” ratepayers’ misery, only to better their chances of compounding it later on. They think Angelenos are idiots. And voters are going to have to disabuse them of that belief at the polls in February, or keep on getting played for suckers. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

‘NO AMOUNT OF SPIN CAN COVER UP STAFF SHORTAGE’ – ANGRY HOSPITAL WORKERS SAY

first_imgANGRY workers at Letterkenny General Hospital say the HSE would be better off ’employing more real doctors than spin-doctors’ as a new crisis hit this week.Nurses and support staff say they can no longer cope with the number of patients they have to see on a daily basis.Things got so bad on Wednesday that the HSE issued a statement saying that the Emergency Department was dealing with “a large number of patients.” It asked people not to attend the department unless necessary.But angry staff say they’ve had enough of the “spin” from the HSE and have described the new multi-million euro department as “a sick joke.”Several members of staff have contacted Donegal Daily in recent weeks.“They (the HSE) were forced to ask the public to stay away because things were getting so bad,” said one staff member. “No doubt someone will be on the radio saying ‘sure it’s grand’ but only the most gullible will swallow that spin.“What we need are more doctors and not spin-doctors,” she said.Another member of staff spoke of nurses in tears as they struggled to cope with the demand for services.Many staff members say they are now ‘just angry’ and want pubic representatives to be lobbied.“We can’t speak out and I’m risking my job even talking to you,” said another member of staff. “The new wing at the hospital is a superb building but you can have all the nice painted rooms you want, but if you don’t have the staff then it is just a building and buildings don’t care for people.“It has become something of a sick joke and there is no pun intended.”‘NO AMOUNT OF SPIN CAN COVER UP STAFF SHORTAGE’ – ANGRY HOSPITAL WORKERS SAY was last modified: July 25th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:crisisLetterkenny General Hospitalstaff shortagelast_img read more

Men’s Golf Finishes 12th At ODU/OBX Intercollegiate

first_img POWELLS POINT, N.C. – The Drake University men’s golf closed out its fall season with a 12th-place finish at the Old Dominion University/Outer Banks Intercollegiate on Tuesday. The Bulldogs will use the next four months to prepare for their spring opener on Feb. 25-27 at the Loyola Intercollegiate in Phoenix, Ariz. ODU/OBX Intercollegiate Final Results The Bulldogs recorded a 312 on the final day for a total score of 896 (287-297-312), placing 12 out of 18 teams. Junior Drew Ison was the team’s top performer, finishing tied for 32nd-place with a total score of 220 (70-71-79). Fellow junior Matt Lavery carded the best score for Drake on the third day, shooting a 76 for a total score of 226 (74-76-79). Sophomore Tommi Avant also recorded a 54-hole score of 226 (69-78-79) after shooting a 79. Chase Wicklund and Jack Kennedy finished with scores of 229 (74-76-79) and 231 (79-74-78), respectively, to round out the team’s effort. Story Links  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Lightning causes major damage to huge wind turbine

first_imgA massive wind turbine in Inishowen has been left badly damaged after it was struck by lightning yesterday.The massive 94 metre-long turbine was struck around 6pm.The incident took place at the windfarm on Crockbrack Hill, Meanletterbale, Inishowen. The nacelle of turbine T1 has been left badly damaged.Dents and scorch marks are clearly to be seen where the lightning hit the nacelle of the 116 metre high wind turbine.Lightning causes major damage to huge wind turbine was last modified: January 17th, 2018 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:damagedonegalInishowenwindfarmlast_img read more

Live updates: Warriors vs. Thunder in opener, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

first_imgJoin us for live news and analysis Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. as the Warriors begin their quest for a third straight NBA title by hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena.The Warriors will receive their NBA championship rings as they begin their 47th and final season in Oakland, but some of the opening night drama was lost when Russell Westbrook (knee) was declared out. So much for the ninth meeting between Kevin Durant and his former Oklahoma running mate.On the other hand, the …last_img read more

What we learned Wednesday at 49ers: Skule not tapping dad’s FBI resources

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Rookie left tackle Justin Skule could know more about you than you know about him.Summoned to fill in for Joe Staley and start in the 49ers home opener Sunday, Skule has a family background that should help him devour scouting reports, specifically those of the upcoming Pittsburgh Steelers.Joshua Skule, Justin’s father, is the FBI’s assistant executive director for intelligence.“We make an effort to talk at least once or twice a week, just to see how things are going,” Justin …last_img read more

Maximizing anhydrous ammonia applications

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farmers are under the gun right now to reduce production costs for 2017. This has ramifications wide and far-reaching for farm operations and the companies that serve them. One trend that Verdesian Life Sciences is predicting is a potential uptick in anhydrous ammonia use by farmers due to the fact that it’s the lowest-cost nitrogen source. And, as you know, anhydrous continues to be the nitrogen source of choice for many farmers in the Corn Belt.While picking the right chemical to use is one key part of the equation, making you get the full benefit from that chemical is another part. This is where NutriSphere-NH3® comes in. NutriSphere-NH3 from Verdesian is a new product specifically designed to protect nitrogen applied as anhydrous ammonia from being lost through nitrification when applied using the SureFire Ag Systems equipment.The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins gets more information from Dr. Darin Lickfeldtlast_img read more