first_imgBut the former national team skipper admits that leading a team as hungry as the Maroon Booters was a breeze given their collective dedication to win.“To be honest, I think it’s been quite easy coaching these boys,” said Gonzales on Thursday after they completed the title romp with a 1-0 victory over UST.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We didn’t have any problems, or any character issues. These boys are really so good and they really deserve it,” he added. “We always tell them that winning is just a bonus. How they performed today, that’s our reward because we’ve given the sacrifices and we’ve been working together very well.”Gonzales believes that his boys fully understood what it meant to represent UP, which made his part all the more easier in this championship drive. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC With the University of the Philippines recording another perfect season this UAAP Season 80 men’s football tournament, one must wonder how hard coach Anto Gonzales has been pushing his wards.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Dragic looks to summer, sees bright future in Miami Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flamescenter_img Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments “I think the players are just so devoted, so passionate to play for the school. I think it also comes, for me speaking from experience, I’ve been coaching UP for my nine years and mainly, my main motivation is because UP has done so much for me also. UP has helped me so much and I think these boys also feel the same way. Those who have come before us they feel the same way. UP has done great things for us and this is our way to give back,” he said.That dynamic allowed UP to give a fitting graduation to their seniors led by team captain Ian Clariño and defender Javi Bonoan, while also drawing huge contributions all season long from guys like Kintaro Miyagi and Rookie of the Year Fidel Tacardon.With the mentality set in place, the youthful mentor couldn’t help but look forward to what else this current Maroon Booters group could achieve.“I’m quite excited to see how the other players will take up the leadership responsibilities,” he said. “I think Ian and the rest of the seniors left a lasting legacy of how to lead being selfless, setting a good example, pushing players positively. This season, we had a very positive atmosphere in the training sessions. I’m looking forward to the upcoming seniors to take on the challenge.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’last_img read more

first_imgA security guard attached to a city security firm is expected to appear in the Springlands Magistrate’s Court, Corriverton, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) today on a drug trafficking charge, after he was nabbed at Moleson Creek, Berbice with a quantity of marijuana Tuesday morning.Members of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), in Corriverton, arrested Gordon Xavier, 48, at Moleson Creek as he was attempting to board the MV Canawaima, which plies the Guyana-Suriname route.Reports are that CANU officers observed that Xavier was operating in a suspicious manner and conducted a search on his person during which they found concealed in a transparent plastic bag in his pocket, 16 grams of the illegal drug.He was told of the offence and arrested.last_img read more

first_imgThe President shall on the 4th working Monday in January of each year, present the administration’s Legislative Program for the ensuing session….-Expected to highlight economy, expenditureIn consonance with Article 58 of the 1986 Constitution, President George Weah will at 4:00 p.m. today, January 28, 2019 in the Joint Chambers of the Capitol Building, deliver his second annual message, which is also known as the state of the nation’s address.The Joint Chambers is known as William R. Tolbert Jr., Joint Assembly Hall, named in the memory of former Vice President and the 19th President of Liberia.According to protocol, since the 1970s issued by the Legislature (the host of the annual message), the president delivers his state of the nation’s address not later than 4:00 p.m.The Constitution compels the President once a year, to present his/her legislative programs, report on the economy and the state of affairs to the entire country, but through the people’s representatives — the Legislature.Article 58 states that the President shall, on the 4th working Monday in January of each year, present the administration’s Legislative Program for the ensuing session, and shall once a year report to the Legislature on the State of the Republic. In presenting the economic condition of the Republic, the report shall cover expenditure as well as income.The Joint Session of the 54th Legislature will be presided by House’s speaker Bhofal Chambers, and co-presided by Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor, who is President of the Senate.According to the Office of the Chief Clerk, Mildred Sayon, the ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. with the arrival of invited guests in the Joint Chambers of the Legislature.Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate will converge in the William R. Tolbert, Jr., Joint Assembly Hall at 3:55 p.m. and a motion to receive President Weah to deliver his message will be made, and seconded at which time chairpersons on Executive Committees will go at the main entrance to receive and escort the President to the Joint Chambers.The Sergeant-at-arms of the House of Representatives, Brigadier General Martin Johnson, will announce the presence of the President, who will then proceed to deliver the state of the nation address.Ahead of today’s ceremony, the Daily Observer gathered that security is expected to be “very tight” to the extent that undercover agents were deployed on Capitol Hill, the citadel of power over the weekend, owing to report of a planned demonstration by students from the University of Liberia (UL) demanding reinstatement of student politics on campus.A fortnight ago, UL administration suspended student politics on campus warning consequence should the student dare return to politics.Expected to attended today’s ceremony are the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, members of the Cabinet, Doyen and members of the Diplomatic Corps, Chiefs and elders, Heads of political parties, Religious and the business community.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe skeletal remains believed to be that of a female were last Sunday discovered at Thomas Island, Puruni River, Region Seven.Based on reports received, a security personnel stumbled upon the remains while heading to an internet cafe to make a call. He, however, reported the findings to the Police on Tuesday.As such, a party of Police ranks was dispatched to the scene to conduct preliminary investigations.Due to its present state, identification of the body — clad only in a brassiere and still having some amount of flesh — was not possible.The Police are making checks to determine if a missing person’s report had been made of recent. However, a Police source has confirmed that no such report was made.Nevertheless, the Police are continuing their investigations.A post mortem is expected to be performed on the remains to determine the cause of death. The Police have since questioned several persons in the area, but to no avail.last_img read more

first_imgDirector of the Childcare and Protection Agency (CC&PA), Ann Greene, has revealed that the long awaited and much needed Child Abuse Registry will be launched in September.This was recently related to this newspaper by the director, who reminded that this year’s Child Protection Week will commence on September 23 under the theme ‘Supporting families to prevent child abuse through education and community involvement.’The Child Abuse Registry will be helpful in providing information in relation to a person’s biography. Greene pointed out that the perpetrators of sexual abuse will be publicised and exposed to the public, who will be able to access the requisite information on the internet.“People were clamouring for that, and so I gave a commitment to launch the Child Abuse Registry. It is really to put online the persons who would have committed offences against children. If anybody wants to employ anybody, you could run the Child Abuse Registry,” she explained.According to her, a few “final touches” are being added to the Registry to ensure it meets the mandatory requirements. “We got some equipment to set up, and that is being done right now,” she asserted.Greene did not reveal the cost of the programme, but only said it was budgeted for and it is a rather technical database.“A lot of information will be made available through the Registry; (like) the type of abuse, the person’s age, their name, where they’re from, and so on. Because when we set up this database, we can do drafts and look and see where the abusers are. We can pull up the map and see where they are,” she revealed.The perpetrators’ pictures, she said, will also likely be available through the Registry, since the department is cognisant of the fact that people have the same names.It was on this note that the Director reiterated the importance of such a database in combating child abuse nationally.The Social Protection Ministry first announced plans to establish this type of registry back in 2016. The then Guyana Information Agency (GINA) had reported that the Ministry would be embarking on a series of community outreaches countrywide to develop a registry to ensure that all vulnerable individuals and families are accounted for.Minister Volda Lawrence, who then was in charge of the Ministry, said, “For instance, if someone goes to the Central Recruitment and Manpower Agency (CRMA) for a job, that agency will be able to see that person’s information…”last_img read more

first_img…as ERC observes breast cancer awareness monthThe Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) on Friday observed breast cancer awareness month in Guyana by facilitating talks with cancer survivors and patients, medical personnel and members of the Guyana Cancer Foundation.This activity was also organised to increase awareness of the disease in Guyana since there has been a significant number of patients who are diagnosed every year.The ERC, through its partnership with the Guyana Cancer Foundation, is encouraging women to take early preventative measures by getting screened, which can be done at no cost attached through provisions that were set up by the institute. Mammograms and sonograms are offered but there is an age requirement and other factors which must be taken into consideration.Commissioner Ruth Howard noted, “This is an annual national health campaign organised by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research in its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.”Additionally, the founder of the Guyana Cancer Foundation, Bibi Hassan, highlighted some of the work that has been done by the organisation over the past year to reduce cancer-related cases. This includes medical outreaches which have benefited over 3000 persons.It was also mentioned that screening for prostate cancer was introduced just one month ago and is completed with a single blood sample. Cancer research will also be directed by the Foundation in Guyana in the near future.“Just last month we launched prostate cancer screening for 200 men. This is not a physical examination. You just do a simple blood test to get your prostate screening done. It’s a 24-hour service and it just takes like five minutes,” said Hassan.With the mission statement “to reintegrate cancer survivors back into society”, the Foundation is seeking to offer as much assistance to the public as possible, where funds are also generated to provide these services.Medical personnel at the event would have also facilitated talks on what persons can do to detect cancer at an early stage. This disease is considered as the leading cause of cancer related deaths in women in Guyana and throughout the month of October, persons are encouraged to wear pink to show their support.Breast Cancer awareness month was introduced in 1985 by the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Empirical Chemical Industries.last_img read more

first_imgPrime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, while performing the duties of Head of State, swore in several Mayors and Deputy Mayors today in the Credentials Room at the Ministry of the Presidency.Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and other Ministers of Government with the newly elected Mayors from across GuyanaAfter administering the Oath of office, the acting Head of State encouraged the newly elected Mayors and Deputy Mayors to work closely with central Government to enhance their townships. He noted that the townships “depend on [central government] for subvention and support in many ways.”“Some of the areas that you would be managing as townships, border on areas that are controlled by the central Government so you have to work with your central Government to promote those programmes that you have planned.”The Prime Minister noted that having a Town Council in every administrative region allows for a decentralised model of Government and allows for the strengthening of local democracy. He explained that this decentralisation also allows for the provision of certain services such as the issuance of birth and marriage certificates, passports and documents important to their livelihood and businesses within far-flung communities.Newly elected Mayor of Georgetown, Pandit Ubraj Narine taking the oath of office before Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on FridayHe also urged the elected officials to develop a sense of regional pride among their constituents.The Prime Minister remarked that the new batch of Mayors and Deputy Mayors reflect Guyana’s rich strands of diversity and ethnicity as it includes persons from different religious backgrounds, genders and race.last_img read more

first_imgIn honour of the hard work and dedication put in by the many sports coaches across the province, the provincial government has declared this week as British Columbia Coaches Week. The week coincides with National Coaches Week across the country.A release from the province states coaches are an essential component of an athlete’s development and therecent success of B.C. athletes at the Canada Winter Games and both the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games are a testament to the strength of the sport system in the province.Through the end of Saturday athletes are encouraged to take a selfie with their coach and post it on Twitter with the hashtag #ThanksCoach and sending it to @CoachesViaSport, or ViaSport on Facebook or Instagram for a chance to win an unspecified prize for their coach. The winners will be announced September 28.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img…patients waiting to be transported to hospital since SundayTwo trucks belonging to the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) have been stuck along a bypass road in Region One (Barima-Waini) since Sunday, obstructing the flow of traffic from entering or leaving several villages and have created some level of unease.One of the GWI trucks that are stuck along the roadway, while vehicles are waiting to passThis is according to Regional Chairman Brentnol Ashley, who told Guyana Times on Thursday that the large trucks were contracted to drill a well for one of the villages in Mabaruma – a central point in the region. It has been some five days since the mishap and there has been no relief.The bypass road was created as a substitute, after the main access bridge was subjected to repairs. It is the only medium by which persons can access the community for services and medical assistance.“There are two trucks that were contracted by GWI to do drilling for water well in a village called Kamwatta in Mabaruma. Since Sunday, the village has been cut off from having access to transportation coming into the village. The trucks would have fastened on the bypass road that they would have created there because the bridge that is used to enter the village is under construction,” Ashley pointed out.This publication understands that the roadway is primarily composed of loam material— as is common to the hinterland regions.At the moment, ill patients, including children, have been awaiting clearance of the road to seek medical attention. The Regional Chair insisted that the long distance cannot be footed and exiting by boat is an even longer journey.“There are many patients in here, especially children, who are suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea and no transportation can come into the village. It’s a long distance walking in order to clear where the trucks are fastened. The only other way out is by boat which is also another long distance. The people here are suffering”.Officials from the utility company and regional officials would have promised to clear the path as soon as possible, but there have been no positive results.“The trucks haven’t been moved up to now, which is causing serious hardships to the villages, even though attempts were made to contact GWI and the REO who promised that they would have sorted out the issue,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgCHARLIE LAKE, B.C. – The Charlie Lake Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Monday.The department was called out to a structure on Kaps Road Monday morning.  According to the Peace River Regional District, the Charlie Lake and Fort St. John Fire Departments responded to the call.  The Regional District won’t say if the structure was destroyed by the fire or if anyone was in the structure at the time of the fire.  A total of 13 firefighters from Charlie Lake and four from Fort St. John were on the scene for over four hours on Monday.- Advertisement -No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.last_img read more