Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe good news is that Andray Blatche is in his best shape for Gilas Pilipinas ahead of the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.The bad news, however, is that the Philippines is again pressed for time with a showdown against world No. 10 Australia just less than two weeks away.ADVERTISEMENT View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson NCAA Finals rematch set as San Beda faces Lyceum for PCCL title Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year “We have that luxury of having more than one player, but we don’t have practice times. It’s the same. That’s why we’re just making do with what we have, trying to make the most of the situation.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Starting Gilas’ daily practices on Monday at Greenhills West Gym, Reyes shared that just like last time, he’s trying his best to fast-track everything as he makes do with problems surrounding the availability of the players.“They will still all play until Sunday so you can imagine how hard it is for us to prepare,” he said. “The PBA players are still going to be playing with their mother teams all throughout this week. So that’s why we’re kind of grappling with that situation now. That’s why it’s very hard to make any decisions on to who will make the lineup.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTS Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkReyes couldn’t help but express his frustration, knowing that the team is set to leave for Melbourne on February 19, giving Gilas Pilipinas a less than three days to practice as a complete unit.“We’ll only be complete when we get to Australia on the 20th. What else is new?” he lamented. “The mother teams have the final say on the players. So it’s great that there’s no more one player per team rule. But you know, the real question is how much practice can we get?” MOST READ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak
Andrew Reyes represented Team Liberia at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000United States-based Liberian Olympic athlete Andrew Reyes has launched his own business in the United States, designed to help promote healthy lifestyle.As an athlete who wanted to pursue a career in health and wellness after competing in several athletic competitions, Reyes decided to start a personal fitness business which he became successful at by officially launching his tea brand dubbed “TEATOXBYDREW,” on December 27, 2018.“Now I have ventured into the wellness part of my career to help others not only to become physically fit on the outside, but to become physically fit inward as well,” Reyes said.Since the establishment of his tea brand, Andrew has sold his product to several customers worldwide through its website Teatoxbydrew.com, with several individuals giving testimonials via social media.TEATOXBYDREW: The Green Tea is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. (Photo: Andrew Reyes)According to Reyes, he is planning on bringing the product to Liberia as part of health and wellness to the communities. “We plan on collaborating with Liberia’s Ministry of Health to get Liberia back on track in a healthy lifestyle. We want to host camps wellness retreats and seminars to the Liberian community and government.“Because it is new to the people, it is going to be a challenge to introduce the our Healthy Detox Tea Brands, but with the accolades of being a Liberian and Olympian of Liberia, I believe we will overcome the challenges to bring a Healthy LIFESTYLE back home,” he said.Andrew Reyes, a sprinter, is a Liberian native born in Margibi County, a descendant of the Kaiuway family. When he was one week old, he was adopted by the Sinclair-Reyes Family in the United States. There he was raised and, in his early teenage years, was engaged in sports and fitness. A few years later, Reyes represented Team Liberia at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. He holds the Liberian national record in the 4x100m relay from the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. The 44-year-old also participated in the USA 2017 National Indoors Championship and currently holds two gold medals from the championship.About ProductDetox tea is usually based on tea leaves mixed with different type of herbs. Most teas recommended for detox contain herbs that nourish the liver, an organ responsible for clearing toxins from your body.The tea contains Green Tea, Holy Basil, Spearmint, Rose Hips, Lemon Myrtle, Linden Blossom, Ginger Root, and Bacillus coagulans DNI-30 6086 probiotic.Tea for detox assists the body get rid of toxic waste, which helps to improve the digestive system, detoxify and cleanse the body, help people reach health/weight loss goals. As the colon is cleansed, it pushes waste out of the system and clears the way for good nutrient absorption. A clean colon from a detox tea allows waste to pass easily.Green Tea is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. Antioxidants help rid your body of free radicals, which can damage otherwise healthy cells. It has been shown to increase fat burning and boost the metabolic rate.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– at private school in BerbiceBy Andrew CarmichaelA student attending a private school on the Corentyne in East Berbice, Region Six, was forced to seek medical attention after reportedly being whipped several times on different parts of the body until he bled.Shazan Khan, a first form student of the Berbice Islamic School at Tain, Corentyne, was given an injection and other medication at the Port Mourant Hospital on Monday afternoon after a beating he allegedly received from a teacher at his school earlier in the day.This shirt belonging to the schoolboy became bloodstained allegedly after the beating he received from his teacherIn the presence of his brother-in-law, Khan told Guyana Times that he was beaten and called “an animal”.According to him, he had lent his homework exercise book to a friend to copy his working when a teacher (name given) took the book away and threw it out of the classroom before asking Khan for his homework assignment.“I ask him why he throw my book outside, and then he did not answer. Then he go in the office for the ‘wild cane’, came back and asked me for my homework, and I told him, ‘Sir, how can you ask me for my homework when you throw my book outside?’ then he start beat me all over my skin with the wild cane,” the student related.Khan showed this publication a bloody shirt, which he said was soiled when he started to bleed from the lashes he had received. He also showed marks on his shoulder, while relating that several students, he being one, were chewing gum while in the classroom, and they were told to go and empty their mouths.“He tell me to go and empty my mouth; that I chewing like a goat; and I tell him that he don’t have the right to call me a goat, and he tell me to get out of the class.”According to Khan, who also gave the police a statement on the incident, he told his teacher that he was going home to inform his parents what had transpired, and the teacher held on to him and physically assaulted him. Thereafter, he was taken to the office.“Then he want to give me six (lashes with) the wild cane, and I told him, ‘No, you can’t beat me with the wild cane. Let me go home and tell my parents’,” Khan detailed.Khan’s brother-in-law, Gladwin Abdulla, said the matter has been reported to the Prime Minister’s Office. He said what was done to Khan was inhuman, and he is seeking to take legal action against the school. The matter has been officially reported at the Whim Police Station.The teacher at the centre of this allegation is a retired Education Officer with the Department of Education in Region Six. It was not clear up to press time whether the teacher has been questioned by the Police.
Shareholders at Suncor and Petro-Canada will decide today whether to approve a merger.The two companies are holding separate shareholder meetings in Calgary, to vote on the 19 billion dollar deal.They first announced their plans to merge back in March and if the deal is approved, it will create one of the top five energy companies in North America.- Advertisement -It will also be the second largest company to trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange after the Royal Bank. The vote comes at a time, when the price of oil is on the rise again.At last report it was over 67 dollars U.S. a barrel but the Canadian dollar which has for the most part piggy-backed the increase, was down five basis points from yesterday’s close at 90.17 cents U.S.
One applicant, Jane Yun, 29, said that any teaching job was fine after seeing her expectations lessened after viewing the hundreds of teaching candidates vying for a handful of jobs. Yun’s journey to teaching was delayed – she aspired to be a probations officer and even passed the entrance exam only to get a letter that budget cuts restricted new hiring. “I went into substitute teaching and I really enjoyed it,” Yun said. Dominique Betancourt, 25, said that her priorities changed and said she is willing to teach middle school students to broaden her job search. The duo spent the morning looking at district brochures in the “Candidates Lounge” area before heading down to the interview floor. Betancourt’s interview with West Covina Unified went well, and she expects a phone call from the district for a second interview. Yun interviewed with Bonita Unified for nearly 30 minutes, answering questions about class management and how to introduce new concepts such as fractions to elementary school students. “I think it went pretty smoothly,” Yun said. Recruiters who participated in previous years have hired candidates, but they also doled out advice and a little dose of reality. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Video: Prospective teachersAZUSA – For the hundreds of aspiring teachers pacing the cavernous main floor of the Felix Event Center, their goal was to stay composed – even if the interview was falling apart. On Thursday, the auditorium on the Azusa Pacific University campus was transformed into a version of speed job interviews – rows and tables and chairs filled with job seekers and school district officials looking to inject their schools with new talent. Lynn Pearson, director of the university’s annual “Teacher Interview Day” now in its 13th year, said that 62 school districts from Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties registered; local area districts included Arcadia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Hacienda La Puente, Pasadena, South Pasadena and West Covina. Open teaching jobs ranged from five in Claremont to 12 in Hacienda La Puente. Last year, some students were offered jobs during the day, but the focus is allowing students to access school officials during their job search, Pearson said. Otherwise, the students have to be aggressive on their own, she added. “They usually just drop their resumes off at the district offices,” Pearson said. Even in the tight job market – most recruiters said they were looking to hire science, math and special education teachers – potential employees still have a preference. With more growth in the desert communities, especially in San Bernardino County, prospective teachers want to stay in Los Angeles County, Pearson said.
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0Shares0000Arsenal manager Unai Emery launches the post-Wenger era on Sunday © AFP / Jonathan NACKSTRANDLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 11 – Unai Emery faces a daunting task to lift Arsenal out of the doldrums as the Gunners head into a new Premier League season without Arsene Wenger as their manager for the first time in 22 years.Emery was hired to replace Wenger following the Frenchman’s exit at the end of a dismal campaign which saw Arsenal labour to a sixth place finish in the Premier League. Arsenal’s Premier League opener against champions Manchester City on Sunday will provide an early look at how Emery is faring in cleaning up the mess left by Wenger at the Emirates Stadium.Arsenal had been stuck in a downward spiral for years and with Wenger unable to reverse the decline, owner Stan Kroenke finally dispensed with the most successful manager in his club’s history despite the Frenchman’s desire to stay.Finishing 37 points behind City was a fitting ending for the dispiriting final season of the Wenger era — a torrid campaign layed out to a soundtrack of angry protests against the manager from frustrated fans.Wenger’s remarkable feats in the first half of his reign will stand the test of time, but few Arsenal supporters lamented his departure after 14 years without a league title.Arsenal have fallen so far behind their top-four rivals that, at present, it is unthinkable Emery could ever match his predecessor’s haul of three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups.Yet despite Arsenal’s reduced status, Emery, who parted ways with Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season, jumped at the chance to follow in Wenger’s footsteps in north London.The 46-year-old Spaniard arrives with an intriguing pedigree, having enjoyed success with PSG, only to pay the price for failing to fulfil the club’s desire to win the Champions League.A cynic might suggest Emery’s feat of winning the Europa League three years in a row with Sevilla was the most relevent achievement on his CV prior to his appointment at Arsenal — who will compete in Europe’s second tier competition for a second successive season.– Energy and steel –Returning to the Champions League via a top four finish in the Premier League will be Emery’s main target, yet knocking one of City, Manchester United, Liverpool or Tottenham from those positions, and also overtaking Chelsea, is a tough proposition.Regarded as a football savant cut from the same cloth as the obsessive Wenger, Emery has impressed Arsenal’s players with his detailed video analysis, spending up to 12 hours ahead of each game working on footage for his squad.Emery has also pored over film of Arsenal’s woes last season and his pre-season transfer dealings suggest he has already identified the problems that Wenger struggled to resolve.Swiss veteran Stephan Lichtsteiner and Greek international Sokratis Papastathopoulos were signed from Juventus and Borussia Dortmund respectively to bolster a creaky defence.Bernd Leno joined from Bayer Leverkusen to offer an alternative to ageing goalkeeper Petr Cech, while Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi have been bought to add energy and steel in midfield.But without Champions League action, Arsenal are no longer a big draw for Europe’s top stars.Instead, Emery must focus on getting the best out of Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who made a fine start with Arsenal following his January move from Dortmund, while also finding a way to dovetail the creative talents of Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.It might be a while before the Emery revolution bears fruit, but his attention to detail and desire for a high-tempo pressing game should make Arsenal a tougher unit than Wenger’s skilful but spineless group.“In the past, Arsenal have won games on great football, individual brilliance and having great attacking players,” former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher said.“What we’ll see Arsenal do more this season is win games tactically. You will look at games and say ‘That’s the manager, he has set up a certain way’.“He makes it difficult for teams to play against them.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Deputy Pearse Doherty has called on the Minister for Environment, Simon Coveney, to immediately finalise the revised planning guidelines for wind energy developments which, despite a public consultation process into the revisions having concluded over two years ago, have yet to be published.Deputy Doherty is this week expected to raise the issue with the Minister in the Dáil.He also stressed the need for consideration to be given by the Minister to the more recent wind energy policy developments from abroad, much of which has recommended that communities be afforded greater protection from the negative effects associated with wind turbines located next to residential areas. Deputy Doherty said “This week I will once again be raising the issue of the yet to be finalised revisions to the current wind energy development guidelines, which were produced in 2006 and which are now very much redundant.“As we are all too well aware in this county, there remains a lot of controversy surrounding the existing guidelines used by planning authorities when determining planning applications for wind farms, as many believe that not enough protection is given to rural communities when assessing such proposals.“And while the previous government did publish draft revised guidelines back in 2013 in which aspects such as noise, shadow flicker and set back distancing were included, these have become out dated and inadequate considering the many developments which have taken place within this area since then such as enhanced research into the effects of turbines on public health.“And even though we’ve seen growing public opposition to such developments, the revised guidelines have still not been published despite a public consultation process into the proposals having concluded in February 2014 in which thousands of submissions were made to the Department by lobby groups, numerous organisations and from the general public. “Sinn Féin has made it clear that what is needed in order to properly protect communities from badly planned developments is robust legislation which would set out strict restrictions on where turbines may be built so as not to endanger those living in the vicinity of such developments however, the previous government rejected our calls for this legislation to be enacted.“The new Programme for Government commits to the finalising of the revised planning guidelines within three to six months however, I will be calling on the Minister to now give a definitive answer as to when the new guidelines will be published and I’ll also be calling on him to ensure that the new rules are informed by international best practice and the growing level of research into wind energy and its impact which has been carried out overseas.“It’s evident from the many battles which communities in Donegal have had to endure in opposing poorly planned wind farms from going ahead that the time for cheap talk from Government has passed, and that there now needs to be real and decisive action taken to ensure that all communities are protected and that their views are listened to going forward.”WIND TURBINE GUIDELINES MUST BE DELIVERED WITHOUT DELAY – DOHERTY was last modified: June 14th, 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)
The Donegal Grand Prix rolls towards the banks of the Foyle next week when the annual St Johnston/Carrigans 5K Road Race and Walk takes place on Tuesday evening 8th July with a start time of 7.30pm.This race was only added to the race circuit a few short years ago and already, it has been established as one of the favoured routes in the county.The race is also ideally located for Derry based athletes and clubs who have consistently been strong supporters of the event. When fast, flat courses are being trumpeted, there’s no better advertisement for such claims than this race on Tuesday evening. Starting in St. Johnston, the race weaves its way along the banks of the picturesque Foyle river towards Carrigans and follows a perfect 5K loop back to the race start/finish point.In February, a 5K along the same route attracted a huge field of over 350 runners and walkers, while a race held by the local Kildrum Tigers FC a few weeks ago also attracted big numbers.When initially started, this race (and others) was about bringing road running into the heart of the communities from which the Lifford club draws its loyal member base as well as giving locals the opportunity to participate close to home. This race is being organised yet again by the Lifford Athletic Club, which brings its own professionalism and expertise to race management and organisation.Lifford AC has been consistently striving for the best possible race experience for participants and yet again, there will be prizes for Seniors and Juniors as well as Masters categories for 35,40,45,50,55,60 for both men and women and spot prizes for all race participants. Chip timing will be an added feature yet again this year, along with First Aid, mid and post race water stations and post race refreshments. A fast course, the route has been Jones Counter measured and certified for accuracy as well as holding an Athletics Ireland permit.With the country enjoying a running boom at present and Fit 4 Life and Couch to 5K groups springing up everywhere, the numbers taking part next week are expected to swell even further.If you haven’t tried one before or just want to come along and walk, bring the children, etc, everyone is welcome. Participants are encouraged to pre enter on liffordac.com and arrive early on the race evening. Registration on the evening and number/chip collection will be at the St. Johnston/Carrigans Resource Centre from 6pm and will close at 7.15pm, the race starting at 7.30pm sharp.ALL ROADS LEAD TO ST JOHNSTON THIS TUESDAY FOR ANNUAL 5K was last modified: July 5th, 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:5kdonegalSt JOhnston/Carrigans