Cone hopes Jaworski could attend every Ginebra game

first_imgChina reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award00:50Trending Articles01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Smith’s status still unclear after early exit in TNT loss MOST READ View comments Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer If coach Tim Cone had it his way, he’d love to have legend Robert “Sonny” Jaworski in attendance every Ginebra game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“Boy, I just hope he comes every game,” he quipped.Jaworski once again went to the Gin Kings dugout and rallied the troops at halftime. The Gin Kings, though, were already well ahead at halftime, 61-47, and ran away with the 125-101 victory over TNT. Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sonny Jaworski enters the Ginebra dugout at halftime. #PBA2017— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) June 15, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Cone is hopeful that the players took Jaworski’s words to heart as the Gin Kings seek to force a deciding Game 5 and advance to their third straight Finals appearance.“We needed him to go there and say it on Game 4 and Game 5,” the two-time Grand Slam-winning mentor joked. “It’s nice to have him here. Hopefully, he could keep coming. His presence casts a big shadow on the team. He blocks the sun for us. He’s such a huge presence for us.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Still, Cone cherishes the special attention given to them by the PBA great.“It’s always nice to see Senator Jaworski here. You feel so much better about yourself after that. I think we lost once when he came, but we’ve played well every time he’s come. So yeah, I think it’s great for the fans that he’s here and that they could see him in the flesh, especially the young fans,” he said.For Jaworski’s part, he shared that he didn’t say but he hoped to be the inspiration Ginebra needed to wage back from a 0-2 series deficit in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals.“Nothing really. I just said ‘let’s go, adjust a little on defense” he said.“I think they came prepared, although they got to work more on their defense to really comeback. Honestly, I think they can do more and they can do better especially on defense. It’s just like a round robin on the other side. Meaning, there’s a lack of pressure. If they do that, they can win the next game.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Hospital patients face death

first_imgDear Editor,It has just been brought to my notice that the Ministry of Public Health has rented a house in Sussex Street, in a rundown slummy area to store medical drugs to be used by the hospitals in Guyana. The house has no proper rack system, no facility for testing and is in unhealthy surroundings.It is well known that drugs could deteriorate from poor storage and could be infected from the surroundings. What is even more frightening is that patients could die in operation with use of deteriorated ant-biotics and other drugs.Could President Granger urgently intervene in this matter and bring the Minister of Public Health to confirm to proper health rules?Yours sincerelyM. Sinclairlast_img

UG pharmacy graduates should not suffer this fate

first_imgDear Editor,This letter was written out of a pure desperation and frustration. I am a University of Guyana Pharmacy graduate.My colleagues and I graduated November 2015. Almost one year later, we are yet to receive our practicing licence. Numerous letters have been published with regard to this issue but to no avail. The reason that was cited for us not receiving our licences in January, as per norm, is the Pharmacy Council of Guyana in collaboration with the Ministry of Health planned to initiate the Pharmacy Internship Programme, as stipulated in the Pharmacy Practitioners Act 2003 Chapter 18.This law dictates that all pharmacy graduates must complete the internship programme prior to becoming licensed.After months of receiving no information what so ever, approximately three months ago, we were assured that internship would commence in August or September 2016, the latest.In addition to this long wait, the Council is now calling for the duration of the internship to be one year. The law governing such internship clearly states six months as the least duration period for the internship programme.Is it fair? Is it reasonable? Is anyone being considerate to the grief and inconvenience we have already endured? That instead of utilising the least prescribed duration period they would implement one year!To add insult to injury, the University of Guyana has requested that we begin paying our loans as of September last, when currently our Degrees are not of much worth but to our pride. We are now in October 2016; when will we get help? When will we be real pharmacists? Do we need to protest to be heard?Is this how the country rewards young people that choose an honest way of living? If the Council and the Ministry are not yet capable of facilitating such a programme, why keep us hanging in the balance?Sincerely,Desperate graduatelast_img read more

Province launching BC Bus North in northern B.C. to replace Greyhound on June 4th

first_imgThe BC Bus North program is being funded to the tune of approximately $2 million, and is being funded from BC Transit’s operating budget for 12 months. Trevena said that the Province will be continuing to hold dialogue with communities in order to come up with a permanent solution. One-way fares for the service will cost either $35 or $45 per route, depending on how far people are travelling. Buses will depart from Prince George for the Peace Region on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m. The bus is scheduled to arrive in Dawson Creek at 2:55 p.m., and in Fort St. John at 4:30 p.m. Buses will depart Fort St. John for Prince George on Wednesdays and Thursday, leaving Fort St. John at 8:00 a.m., arriving in Prince George at 4:30 p.m. Buses bound for Fort Nelson will leave Dawson Creek at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, arriving in Fort Nelson at 2:40 p.m. that same afternoon.The full schedule can be found here: service will operate from existing BC Transit stops in communities that currently have bus service, and from other locations in smaller communities, similar to the former service provided by Greyhound. In Fort St. John, service will be provided from the BC Transit bus stop at the corner of 100th St. and 100th Ave., while in Taylor, buses will stop at the Esso gas station.Trevena said that travellers will need to book at least one day ahead of their trip using the program’s website: Bookings need to be made via credit card, but Pinkerton said that customers that don’t have a valid credit card can also phone the call centre to inquire about making other arrangements. Trevena said that the Province is looking at expanding payment methods, as well as possibly expanding service to other communities, in the coming weeks and months.Advertisement VICTORIA, B.C. – Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claire Trevena announced today that the provincial government is launching an interim long-haul bus service to fill the gap Greyhound will leave behind when it is allowed to cease service to Northern B.C.June 4, just days after Greyhound discontinues the majority of its northern bus routes on June 1st. BC Bus North’s service will include two round-trips per week, between Prince George and both Dawson Creek and Fort St. John. Additionally, BC Bus North will offer one round-trip per week between the Dawson Creek/Fort St. John area and Fort Nelson.BC Bus North will be operated by Pacific Western Transportation using four highway coaches, equipped with luggage and washroom facilities.- Advertisement –Photo by Government of B.C./FlickrPhoto by Government of B.C./Flickr”BC Bus North will help make sure that people in the North, especially those in rural and remote communities, don’t feel stranded and isolated,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “Once the service is up and running, we’re going to take the next step by working with northern communities to find a long-term solution that delivers a sustainable, affordable solution for these communities.”“We’re looking forward to delivering a long-haul service for the first time to connect people and communities in northern B.C.,” said Erinn Pinkerton, interim president and CEO, BC Transit. “Our team has been working hard to find ways to make this interim solution meet the needs of customers in the North.”Advertisementlast_img read more

What a way to spare embarrassment! Chelsea 20-year-old with wonder goal

first_imgVitesse were losing 2-1 when Lewis Baker struck from 30 yards to resuce a point against De Graafschap.The 20-year-old is on loan at the Eredivisie club for the season and the point keeps Vitesse in fifth place on 37 points.PSV top the league, but are being run close by Ajax who are four points behind them on 55 with a game in hand.Midfielder Baker, who came through the Chelsea academy, has history of scoring brilliant goals and his effort against Arsenal for the U21s in the 2013/14 season won Goal of the Season.Enjoy, Chelsea fans…last_img

‘I needed a kick up the backside’ – Southampton ace on how he hardened up

first_img2 This interview appears in the latest edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad app here. Follow on Twitter @SportMagUK“I wasn’t the toughest of kids when I was younger,” admits Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse. “I needed a bit of help and a kick up the backside.”That kick came from National League South side Havant & Waterlooville, where Ward-Prowse’s dad sent him for some extra training sessions while he was at the Southampton Academy. He was just 13 at the time. “It chucked me into the man’s game at a very young age and made sure I manned up for the journey ahead,” he says.Some eight years on, Ward-Prowse is the one providing helpful advice, albeit with fewer profanities and bruising tackles. We speak with him after he’s finished taking questions from youngsters at a school in Southampton.The 21-year-old is happy to call on his own experiences in his answers. “I’m lucky enough to have had great support around me,” he says. “So it’s nice to be able to try and do the same for others now.”The England Under-21 captain has been at Southampton since he was eight, making his senior debut for the club at 16, when then-manager Nigel Adkins called him into the squad for a League Cup fourth-round tie against Crystal Palace in 2011.“Those sessions with Havant & Waterlooville played a big part in me breaking through to the first team earlier than expected,” says Ward-Prowse. “It was my dad’s idea. He loves football and knows a few people in the game. He used to take me to watch them play as well, thinking it was a good idea for me to watch that level of football to see the aggression and the tackles that went in. I knew that if I wanted to be a midfielder in the Premier League, then I needed to do that.“I was a bit intimidated at first, but that’s normal for anyone thrown into that sort of environment at that age. It wasn’t so much about the challenges flying around, it was the atmosphere – they’re swearing and we’re training on a cold Tuesday night on a bobbly pitch. It was a tough, but it was ideal for me. It opened my eyes to what it would take. I could see the level they were at and I knew I wanted to be higher, so I had to work harder than them to get there.” EXIT EUROPEIt was those Tuesday night sessions, says Ward-Prowse, that enabled him to deal with “the man’s game” at a younger age than some other players. That maturity has also helped him this season, which has presented some challenging times for Southampton. “The start to this season wasn’t the one we wanted,” he says. “We were very disappointed to go out of Europe early on.”Ronald Koeman’s side bounced back from their defeat to FC Midtjylland, losing just once – to Manchester United – in their next 11 games. But then came the slump. Southampton managed just one win in a 10-game stretch, lasting from late November to early January, a run that saw them sink to 13th in the league. “Every team goes through tough periods in the season,” says Ward-Prowse. “That’s when you find out about each other and it’s a case of just sticking together.”Pressed on where the team believed change was needed, Ward-Prowse points to the training ground: “It all starts there. Maybe our levels weren’t quite right in training. We could see we needed to change that, and we have done. That has been the basis of our success lately, and we’re determined to carry it on.”Back in the top half of the table (Southampton were seventh as Sport went to press on Tuesday, before the midweek fixtures), Ward-Prowse says their aim for the season is back in sight: “We want to reach Europe. The whole infrastructure of the club is built around the European stage; we want to do everything we can to get there.”ENGLAND ASPIRATIONSWard-Prowse is equally frank when talking about his personal aims, admitting he would like to start more games – at time of writing, 11 of 24 appearances in the league this season have been from the bench.“It’s disappointing not to start every game, but the competition is very high and the manager makes tactical changes,” he says. “You’ve just got to remain patient and be ready to take the chance when you get it. I feel like I’ve done that this season.”Ward-Prowse knows starting regularly for Southampton would be a big step towards winning a first senior international cap: “If you look around the England squad, they all play regularly in the Premier League. If I can maintain a regular position for Southampton, that’ll give me more of a chance to make the England squad. I believe it will happen when it’s supposed to.”With an unshakeable belief in his ability and the maturity to recognise patience is key at this stage of his career, the school pupils of Southampton would do well to heed Ward-Prowse’s words of wisdom.James Ward-Prowse was speaking at Saints Connect, a Saints Foundation project backed by BT Sport’s The Supporters Club and the Premier League, which helps disadvantaged young people James Ward-Prowse spoke to Sport magazine about club life and his England aspirations 2last_img read more

Deputies arrest woman during checkpoint effort

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips LANCASTER – An unlicensed motorist was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and 20 other unlicensed drivers had their vehicles impounded at a checkpoint operated by sheriff’s deputies for five hours Thursday night in downtown Lancaster. The woman who was arrested tried to avoid going through the checkpoint on Avenue I at Date Avenue, but was stopped by a motorcycle officer, a deputy said. “She drove up to the checkpoint and tried to avoid the checkpoint and we stopped her,” Deputy Jon White said. The woman, whose name was not immediately released, had no license, he added. Her car was towed away, as were the vehicles of 20 other motorists who drove into the checkpoint and were found to have no licenses. One motorist was given a sobriety test at the checkpoint but was determined not to be drunk. Nine motorists were ticketed for miscellaneous traffic violations in an around the checkpoint. In all, more than 500 vehicles were checked between 7 p.m. and midnight Thursday, officials said. 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

Dean Saunders angers Chelsea fans by insisting ‘Aston Villa are a bigger club’

first_imgDean Saunders was simultaneously hailed as a legend and blasted for losing the plot on Tuesday morning after he told talkSPORT: ‘Aston Villa are a bigger club than Chelsea’.The former Villans striker made the bold claim on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, insisting that if you look back through football’s history books, it’s clear to see Villa are bigger than the Blues. “I’m not just winding up the Chelsea fans and I’m not just saying it because I played for them [Villa].“If you go back over history Aston Villa are a bigger club than Chelsea. They’re a massive club, they’ve won everything.”He then asked Alan Brazil: “Al, when you played for Ipswich, who were a bigger club, Chelsea or Villa?”And the Sports Breakfast host replied: “That’s a good point Deano.“Chelsea were struggling, they weren’t in the top flight, and Villa won the European Cup and the old First Division title in 1981.”You can watch the full clip of Saunders and Brazil discussing Aston Villa and Chelsea above GETTY The Midlands club will be back in the Premier League next season, having ended their three-year stay in the Championship by beating Derby County in the play-off final last month.Chelsea, meanwhile, have just been crowned Europa League champions for the second time after beating Arsenal 4-1 in the final in Baku.Yet, Saunders has sensationally claimed Villa are a bigger club.Well, it may seem like a sensational statement now, but Aston Villa are the fifth most successful club in English football, with Chelsea sitting fourth having won just four more major trophies in their history.Both clubs have won the European Cup once, but Villa have actually won more top flight titles.Chelsea also only won eight of their 24 major honours before Roman Abramovich’s takeover in 2003. Chelsea added another Europa League to their impressive trophy collection since Abramovich’s takeover Major honours counted as season-long competitions (Charity/Community Shield and UEFA Super Cup not included), and no one-off competitions tallied towards total. European trophies include: European Cup/Champions League, Cup Winners’ Cup, UEFA Cup/Europa League and Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. Only top flight league titles are counted as major honours. 3center_img getty Aston Villa players celebrate winning promotion back to the Premier League with victory in the Championship play-off final 3 But this was lost on a host of supporters as Saunders’ comments sparked outrage on social media… although a number of Villa fans obviously agreed with his view.The Welshman told talkSPORT: “The owner of Chelsea has got more money than Villa, so he has made Chelsea into a big club.“But actually, traditionally, Aston Villa are a bigger club than Chelsea if you go back over the years.“If Roman Abramovich had gone to Villa, they’d be in the same position as Chelsea. He’s piled a load of money in and bought the best players.“What would happen in Abramovich left? 3last_img read more

The Loss Prevention Foundation Announces the Release of LPQualified 2.0

first_imgThe Loss Prevention Foundation has recently announced the release of the latest version of the LPQualified (LPQ) course content, now available to anyone and everyone interested in the certification process.To ensure this course remains most beneficial to the loss prevention/asset protection audience, the latest version of the course includes:Updated content to enhance the value and relevance of the material for today’s LP professionalNew content where necessary and appropriate to reflect the latest industry practices, policies, trends, technologies, and other information essential to the professionEnhanced learning design to further engage the student in the learning processEnhanced Course Review questions to help students best prepare for the proctored examThe Loss Prevention Foundation’s LPQualified (LPQ) is a certification designed to provide a benchmark education for loss prevention managers, supervisors, store managers, college students, select hourly employees, and anyone interested in the career field. The course was created with input from more than 170 loss prevention leaders and subject matter experts from more than 75 of today’s leading retail companies.- Sponsor – To earn certification, you must pass the LPQ proctored exam (100 multiple-choice questions), offered at locations throughout the United States. While you are not required to purchase the LPQ course prior to taking the exam, it is the best study tool available.The LPQ coursework is composed of three courses with 25 detailed chapters. The curriculum focuses on:Course 1: The Retail Environment Course 2: Becoming a Successful Business Person Course 3: Loss Prevention Basics and ToolsEach module includes section review questions, practical applications, and a practice exam at the end of the course. The self-paced course is delivered 100 percent online. This educational program is a college-accredited course with the text supported by video demonstrations and hundreds of photos. The course also provides a study gopher that allows for note-taking, which can be printed as a study resource as the LPQ student prepares for the exam.For more information, visit Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

iCloud, Not the New iPad, is Apple’s Real Key to the Post-PC Revolution

first_imgdan frommer 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Apple’s new iPad goes on sale today. People – already lined up around the world – will likely buy more than a million of them this weekend, and tens of millions this year. And there will be much talk about Apple’s “post-PC” revolution.But the real key to Apple’s post-PC dreams – slipping past Windows and becoming the dominant consumer electronics platform for the decades ahead – isn’t this new iPad, or any single gadget. It’s actually iCloud, Apple’s cloud service and storage platform, which doesn’t get the respect and attention it deserves.Why iCloud?Because the iPad, without it, isn’t really that much different than the PCs it’s trying to replace. Sure, the iPad is cheaper, prettier, more portable, and touch-controlled. And it runs a less sophisticated operating system than a PC or Mac. But at its essence, it’s a client terminal, the way a Windows PC or Mac is.What makes the iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, and gradually, even the Mac, “post-PC” devices, is the idea that they’re all tied together behind the scenes: Your work, your entertainment, your apps, everything. It’s not that they just replace a PC in your home. It’s that they go beyond what a PC ever offered. That’s where iCloud comes into play. Today, iCloud mostly just seems like Apple’s proprietary storage and synchronization service. That’s an important start, just as iTunes sync was a critical (and proprietary) Apple tool that helped make the iPod so successful. But it’s also just the beginning. Just as Apple adds new features to its iPads and iPhones, iOS and Mac OS each year, expect new iCloud features as well, designed to gradually move more of your computing life off of individual devices and into the cloud.The practical benefits? Using multiple devices for the same project. Borrowing friends’ devices for a little work or entertainment. Activating new gadgets and making them “yours” quickly. Sharing iPads. Reducing the required computing and storage resources (and price) of future hardware. And much more that we can’t even dream of.What does this mean for Apple’s competition? A few takeaways:If Apple’s campaign is successful – and it’s on the right track – just offering hardware devices to compete with the iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV won’t be enough. Rivals will not only need competitive hardware, pricing, and app stores, but the cloud-based glue that iCloud presents. And this is not going to be easy, especially for companies whose strength is hardware and not software or cloud services, such as Samsung, Nokia, HTC, etc. (Amazon may actually do okay here, though its interface designs aren’t often pretty. See: Amazon MP3 “cloud locker.”)In theory, this could be a positive trend for Google, as Google has been focused on cloud-based services forever (Gmail, Google Docs, etc.) and doesn’t have legacy PC baggage. But Google faces an uphill battle of offering its cloud services to a host of hardware partners that have to shoehorn them into hardware designed by different people than the software. It may work, but it’s probably never going to be as elegant as if one company were to make it all. Perhaps that’s why Google is buying Motorola – if it’s smart, it will actually try hard to make great, integrated devices there. It could end up being the best competition for Apple in the long run, or maybe not.Microsoft will need an iCloud answer, too, for Windows 8 devices. Adding complexity there is that Microsoft plans two different user interfaces for Windows 8: The simple, “Metro” UI that you’ve seen on Windows phones and the new Xbox interface, and the old-style Windows look. But if the cloud/sync service is designed the right way, that won’t make a difference. Just as iCloud needs to be able to connect iPhones to Macs to TVs, Microsoft’s service might as well be able to connect a Windows workstation to a fancy watch. This old-vs.-new hurdle actually makes a sync service like iCloud even more potentially useful, if it can bring the two Windows together in a clever and useful way. (Then there is the separate issue of whether consumer Microsoft customers and “enterprise” customers should use the same or different cloud services.)Lastly, this could improve the fortunes for Dropbox, the leading cloud storage and sync startup. What Dropbox does is different than what iCloud does, but it offers a wonderful service, well-known brand, and a good reputation. Imagine Dropbox as a core feature of Android or Windows, expanded to include more services. It could happen. (Or, Dropbox could forge ahead and maybe even become one of the big platform companies over time. Who knows.) Also: Box, the other big cloud storage startup.So, enjoy your new iPad this weekend. Drool over a potential Apple television set if you must. But the real thing to watch is iCloud. It will play a big role in Apple’s ultimate success or failure in the post-PC era.Also: Why the New iPad is So Huge for Apple Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#Analysis#Apple#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more