Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Trailing by 11 at halftime, Brooklyn sliced it to 59-54 early in the third quarter before the Celtics used a 17-9 spurt to pull ahead by 17 late in the period.Boston led 86-74 entering the final quarter and the Nets never threatened.“They’re a very cohesive group,” Dinwiddie said. “Obviously, they’re one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference and they force a lot of turnovers. That obviously got them out in transition, got them easy buckets.”In the first half, Boston led by double digits at the end of the first quarter and opened a 47-27 advantage on Tatum’s layup midway into the second en route to a 56-45 edge at halftime.TIP-INSNets: Hit their first four shots — all 3-point attempts — but missed 25 of their next 30 overall. … Former Boston College forward Jared Dudley and Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier both received a nice ovation when they were introduced.Celtics: Morris also returned after missing the previous game with a stiff neck. … Boston swept all four games between the teams last season.PREGAME PRAISEStevens spoke highly about the Nets before the game.“I’d be surprised if this team’s not in the playoffs. They’re awfully good,” he said of Brooklyn, which entered the day holding the Eastern Conference’s seventh seed. “Coach challenged us before the game to be great in that regard and try to really move the ball,” he said. “We did that tonight.”Rodions Kurucs led Brooklyn with 24 points. Spencer Dinwiddie had 15 and Kenneth Faried scored 13 with 12 rebounds. The Nets lost for just the fourth time in their last 16 games.Irving was out after scratching both corneas in a collision Dec. 31 at San Antonio.Playing on consecutive days, the Nets came out sloppy in the opening quarter, committing 11 turnovers — about half coming on wild passes that sailed out of bounds. They ended up with a season-high 25.“That was kind of the old Nets,” coach Kenny Atkinson said. “That was a big problem of ours last year and the beginning of this year.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball lead as Lakers hand Mavericks loss at home 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I just love the way they play,” Stevens added. “They play hard and they play together. Everybody knows what they’re supposed to do, and they do it every night.”I’M NOT IN YETFaried got off the bench, getting ready to check in, when Jarrett Allen fired a pass from on the court that bounced off Faried as he was heading to the scorer’s table. Faried walked on the floor smiling when he got into the game.UP NEXTNets: Host the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.Celtics: Close a four-game homestand against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Jayson Tatum added 16 points, and Al Horford, Gordon Hayward, Marcus Morris and Marcus Smart each scored 12 for the Celtics, who won their third straight game.The Celtics had 37 assists on 47 baskets. It was their fourth straight game with 30 or more assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s just moving the ball, moving the bodies, trying to create opportunities for one another,” Irving said. “It’s good.”Horford said coach Brad Stevens emphasized passing before the game. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, center, drives between Brooklyn Nets guard Shabazz Napier (13) and forward Rodions Kurucs (00) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — The Boston Celtics shared the ball extremely well. The sloppy Brooklyn Nets helped them out a lot, too.Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games with an eye injury and scored 17 points to lead eight players in double figures as Boston beat the Nets 116-95 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ
The war against the dreadful Ebola virus that has killed over a thousand in the country and over two thousand in the Mano River Union basin since its outbreak early this year can only be contained when the chain of transmission is broken.This what the United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF)and the United States Agency for International Development (USAD) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the National Task Force on Ebola are endeavoring to do—to break secondary transmission-which focuses on the family level.Against this backdrop, the US government through USAID and UNICEF on yesterday brought into the country thefirst shipment of 9,000 new household protection kits.The shipment of 9,000 kits marks the first in a series of airlifts that will bring in 50,000 kits for distribution.Funding for the kits has been provided by the USAID and the US-based Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. The foundation has committed a US$3.6 million matching contribution to UNICEF to support the airlift.The protective kits, according to authorities, are intended to break secondary transmission at the household level and to ensure that families and communities get the support they need in the fight against the virus.Speaking at the UNICEF warehouse where the shipment was unveiled, UNICEF Country Representative, Sheldon Yett said that the kits have basic supplies that will ensure that community members stay safe and the chain of transmission is broken.Each kit contains protective gowns, gloves and masks, as well as soap, chlorine and a sprayer, along with instructions on the use and safe disposal of materials.He disclosed that UNICEF’s partners, in co-ordination with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and USAID, will distribute the initial 9,000 kits to the five counties with the highest rates of Ebola in the coming weeks. The counties are Montserrado, Lofa, Nimba Bong and Margibi counties.Mr. Yett said that the kits will be given to families through Ebola care centers due to be established to allow family caregivers to look after Ebola sufferers as safely as possible away from their homes.They fill a critical gap left by the limited capacity of the country’s dedicated Ebola treatment units, which currently have only a fraction of the beds required.The proposed Ebola care centers, each with a limited number of beds, will be located primarily near designated healthcare facilities across Liberia.The centers will offer family caregivers basic training in “no-touch” care, using the protective gear and sanitation materials supplied through the kits, as well as safe disposal of waste items. Kits may also be given to families to disinfect homes after a sick family member has been isolated.“This epidemic is unprecedented and combating it requires an extraordinary response,” said the UNICEF Liberia Representative.“The first priority is for more dedicated Ebola treatment facilities and trained staff, but until these are in place, we need to support community efforts to safely care for those who may be infected and cut the transmission cycle of this deadly disease.”The U.S. Ambassador, Deborah Malac, speaking at the ceremony, re-emphasized that it is critical that the US and Liberian governments and other partners work together to contain the virus that continues to claim more lives in the country and the sub-region.She said the US government has a plan that is now being consolidated for immediate effectiveness, noting that UNICEF’s initiative is in the right direction in breaking transmission.“As we work to urgently get those who are infected into safe places for treatment, this airlift of protection kits will help ensure that Ebola Care Centers and communities have the information and tools they need to safely care for those who fall ill,” said Tim Callaghan, USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team Leader.“We will continue to work alongside our international partners and the governments of the affected countries to coordinate a creative and global effort to stem this historic epidemic.”Assistant Minister for Preventive Services, Tolbert Nyenswah, lauded UNICEF and the US government for the shipment, which he termed as critical in tackling the disease at the community level.He said it is the right thing to break secondary infection which is crucial to containing the virus. “The kits are meant to give support to those who are in infected communities,” Minister Nyenswah said.Meanwhile, under the leadership of the Government of Liberia, UNICEF is supporting a mass social mobilization effort, including deploying teams of traditional communicators to spread prevention messaging, and producing print communications and radio programming to raise public awareness of the outbreak in communities across Liberia.Another major pillar of UNICEF’s Ebola response is providing psycho-social support and care to children affected by the disease, as well as water and sanitation, chlorine, sprayers and other hygiene items to support infection control.UNICEF has also distributed 300 metric tons of health supplies and protective gear for health workers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…aircraft’s mechanical issues resolvedA number of Cubans who were stranded in Guyana over the past three days have started returning home as a mechanical issue affecting their Aruba Air aircraft has been resolved.Reports are the delays were as a result of the mechanical defect arising from the engine of the Aruba Air aircraft being hit by birds Sunday.“Aruba Air’s top priority is safety. The mechanical issue took a bit longer to rectify than initially anticipated and the aircraft is now back in service. Additionally, a second aircraft is being diverted to the Guyana route to effectively deal with the backlog of passengers,” said Captain Gerry Gouveia, Chief Executive Officer of Roraima Airways, the local representative of Aruba Air.Gouveia explained that a standard operating arrangement was in place for delayed Aruba Air passengers to be accommodated at Roraima’s Residence Inn, but owing to the extended delay additional accommodation had to be secured. This additional accommodation came in the form of Roraima Airways Residence Inn and Duke Lodge Hotels as well as the Diocesan Youth Centre in Subryanville and the YWCA on Brickdam. He said that the affected passengers were provided with daily meals.“Aruba Air had expected to have the Guyana flight operational on Monday, but the mechanical issue was not rectified by that time as was anticipated. This resulted in the need for additional accommodation at short notice and arrangements were immediately put in place to have them comfortably accommodated in groups so that they could interact among themselves and at the same time be communicated with together and updated on departure information,” Gouveia explained.
…forced to borrow money to maintain families Security Guards attached to the offices of the Region One Regional Democratic Council (Barima-Waini) are calling for their payment, which they have not received since January.The unpaid workers were previously employed with another security firm, whose contract was not renewed when the coalition Government took office.According to one security officer, his family ‘s wellbeing is dependent on the money he earns as a security guard, since with “the nature of the job and the shift system, persons employed cannot find the time to cultivate their farms, and as such depend solely on their salaries to maintain their families.”He added that enquires regarding payments directed to Assistant Regional Executive Officer (AREO) Renitta Williams are being met with the same response each time: “Payment is on its way”.Forced to borrow money to sustain themselves and their families, the workers are calling for urgent intervention and assistance in resolving their current plight.Just on Wednesday last, security guards of Region Five picketed the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) calling for termination of the contract with the firm they are currently working with.This firm, according to reports, has failed to pay its workers since December last.The guards, who were at a breaking point, withdrew their services from several key agencies in the region to support a call for the regional administration to terminate the contract with the company to provide security to schools, hospitals and other Government agencies.Katty Fraser, a mother of two, said her daughter is currently hospitalised, but she has no money to supply her needs.Another guard, Vernetta LaRose, a mother of eight, who resides at Number 22 Bel Air, West Coast Berbice, said the guards were told they must open an account at a specific commercial bank, into which their salaries would be paid.The picketing action of the guards were reportedly met with hostility from the Region 5 Executive Officer, Ovid Morrison, who ordered them out of a section of the RDC compound.Region 5 Chairman, Vickchand Ramphal, in a meeting with the guards, voiced his hope that the Government would intervene on the guards’ behalf, as his engagements with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the firm had proved futile.
Construction of Anna Regina’s new power station 75 per cent complete, on schedule for mid-December commissioning.The new Anna Regina Power Station will be the first in the county to utilise heavy fuel oil which is more economical for operations. Project Engineer, Hugh Peru said Essequibians can look forward to a continuous and reliable supply of electricity when the plant is completed.Ongoing construction works on the new Anna Regina Power Station“This new power plant is unique in the sense that it is a containerised baseload facility. We’re accustomed to having a facility where all the engines are in one engine room but with this one, we have three containerised units which are designed for baseload. The residents of Essequibo will definitely be experiencing improved power supply. Currently, our peak generation target is 4.7 megawatts and this plant will give us 5.4 megawatts,” the project engineer underlined.Peru told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that while there were some delays in the delivery of equipment and hiccups with contractors meeting deadlines, the project is progressing.“We have our diesel engines placed on site with all the auxiliaries. What is left to be done is connecting of the auxiliaries to the main engines and the electrical works which will comprise of installation of the switch gears in the building,” Peru explained.Meanwhile, residents along the Essequibo Coast are currently experiencing normal electricity supply. A fifth unit was transferred from Canefield to the Anna Regina Power station which will provide an additional 800 kilowatts.This new unit will allow for a reserve capacity for eventualities. Moreover, load shedding will significantly reduce and self-generators will also be supplied.
2019 Budget Debate…GPHC to get trauma centre…doctorate and masters programmes for nursesPublic Health Minister Volda Lawrence on Thursday utilised her allotted 30-plus minutes during the 2019 National Budget Debates to square off with the Opposition over their criticism of the shortcomings in the health sector. In her rebuttal, the Minister outlined the milestones of her Ministry as well as the plans going forward into the 2019 fiscal year.After coming under heavy criticism by colleagues from the other side of the isle over drug shortages and issues relating to the timely delivery of drugs and medical supplies, Minister Lawrence said the Opposition is only focusing on the negatives and failed to recognise the gains achieved by the sector.In presenting the achievements, Minister Lawrence said the Government is heavily focused on transparency and accountability, and as such, they would havePublic Health Minister Volda Lawrenceestablished the Procurement Department at her Ministry.She identified that the Department is still a work in progress, adding that the staff has been in two training sessions hosted by the Finance Ministry, National Procurement Tender Administration Board and the Public Procurement Commission where they were edified about the procurement procedures in keeping with the Procurement Act.“Presently, a USAID Consultant is in Guyana to assess the current operating structure of the MOPH Procurement Unit, provide hands-on coaching support with National Procurement planning and contract management, and assist with [Terms of Reference] TORs for a procurement tracking system,” she told the House.Additionally, she boasted about the strides made in the maternal and child health area, alluding to the upgrading of the Leonora Cottage Hospital’s Maternity Ward as well as the commissioning of the first Paediatric Critical Care Unit and the International Children’s Heart Foundation.Further boasting, the Minister said seven successful kidney transplants were completed along with the first ever paired kidney transplant successfully done. She also told the National Assembly that her Ministry continues to build its human resource capacity with a particular focus in the field of nursing.“This has resulted in a boost of 448 qualified nurses in the health system. Mr Speaker, for the first time, the Governments of Guyana and Brazil have jointly sponsored a Masters and Doctoral programme in Nursing. Eight students are benefiting from the Masters while five are pursuing the Doctorate in Nursing. This will further enhance our human resource capacity, and provide the platform for the building of sustainable healthy communities,” Lawrence explained. Currently studying at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, are Karen Roberts, Nicola Nero, Afesha Leacock-Marshall, Winifred Mardenborough-Razack and Nursing Education Co-Ordinator and Public Health Ministerial Adviser, Mandy La Fleur.These five Guyanese women are to be the first in the Caribbean to attain Doctoral degrees in Nursing. This will be an asset to Guyana and will further enhance the country’s human resource capacity, and provide the platform for the building of sustainable healthy communities, according to the Minister.The MoPH has been allocated some 11.9 per cent of the $300.7 billion 2019 National Budget, which amounts to $35.9 billion. According to the Minister, $524.6 million has been budgeted under the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), which includes the construction of a Trauma Centre.“Mr Speaker, in 2019, in order to eliminate the inadequacies of the 18 bed Emergency Unit that exists at the Georgetown Hospital, the construction of a state-of-the-art trauma centre will be built in an effort to control patient flows, and to accommodate more patients seeking medical attention. The construction of the trauma centre will see an increase in the number of in-patient ward space, with the number of beds increasing from 483 to 1000, more outpatient clinic space and an increase in the number of theatres from five to 12, including two separate theatres for Obstetrics and Gynaecology,” she said.She added that critical pieces of legislation would also be brought to the fore and those includes the Nurses and Midwives Bill, Health Protection and Promotion Bill, Regulations for the use of radiation sources and for the management of the Associated Radioactive Waste, and Amendment to Licensing of Health facilities Act.
Matthew Lago will be the new colour commentator riding shotgun with me as I do my first full season of play by play for the Huskies. Having had a little taste of it during the Allan Cup I am pumped to get a full season to sink my teeth into. We are working hard to make sure you don’t notice a drop in quality from the broadcast that Jon Zacks provided the last few season. Check this blog and make sure you follow energeticcity on twitter as well as we will be using as much new media as possible to keep you informed as the game goes on. – Advertisement – So join us at 100.1 on your FM dial or streaming on energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com. And keep this blog and www.twitter.com/energeticcity open and updating for all your Huskies news. It’s been a hectic day of preparation as we get set for a new season of Huskies road games live on Moose FM and Energeticcity.ca. We are very excited to bring you tonight’s game and the new crew has already begun working on some cool new features which I think you will enjoy. Matty Sales returns to the Moose to operate the board and provide out of town scores. If you have any questions or comments for us throughout the game Matty will gladly bring them to our attention. Get in touch by calling 787-2222 or emailing email@example.com
Stewart Robson has told Arsene Wenger to sign a defensive midfielder or risk having an unbalanced midfield this season.It’s likely the Gunners will move for a new defender in the coming days following the sale of Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona.But Robson believes if Arsenal are to challenge at the top of the Premier League they must add a player with defensive attributes to complement their style.“Arsenal’s best two midfielders are Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere in terms of what they can do with or without the ball and I would play Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in one of the wide areas.“I see too much of Santi Cazorla only playing with the ball. I see too much of Mesut Ozil only playing when Arsenal have got the ball and Tomas Rosicky is exactly the same.“Ramsey, certainly Wilshere and Oxlade-Chamberlain are the future of Arsenal but they need a holding midfielder to come in and complement their attributes.”
Moyes was let go by co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan after the 2017-18 season despite leading the club to survival and a 13th-place finish.He was replaced by Manuel Pellegrini, whose tenure came to an end on Saturday following the 2-1 home defeat by high-flying Leicester City which left the Hammers fourth from bottom just a point above Aston Villa.Moyes, who established his reputation with Everton before the demoralising spell at United, said he was not bitter about being let go in 2018.“No, because things were done correctly — I wasn’t taken on and I was told that,” he said on Monday at a press conference ahead of Wednesday’s home game with fellow strugglers Bournemouth.“I was disappointed, I’ve said that, but I’ve got another chance to go again.“I think it says a lot about the owners, they thought the job I did was good enough to give me another opportunity.“This time I’m going to make it so there’s no choice but to renew.“There’s a clause in there and I’m going to make it impossible to ignore that, that’s my plan.”– No hesitation –David Moyes (C) said he ‘can’t wait’ to return to West Ham who he led to 13th place in the 2017-18 season © AFP / Ian KINGTONMoyes, who also had unsuccessful spells at Spanish side Real Sociedad and Sunderland, said he had not hesitated when he received a phone call from the owners.“It was very simple when they called me,” he said.“They asked me do I want to come back and I said ‘I can’t wait’.“We didn’t talk about the past, we were just talking about the team now, what we have to do and the position we’re in.”Moyes return has not been universally welcomed by West Ham fans but he said he was the right fit for the job.“What anybody’s getting is a very experienced Premier League manager, I think there’s arguably only two or three more experienced around, and I win,” he said.“There’s a lot of new modern things in football but recently I think you’ve seen signs of things going back a bit.“We do want to keep possession but perhaps possession is not now seen, even maybe by yourselves (in the media), as the key to winning games.“The fans want to see more attacking football, action and excitement.“The biggest thing I want to see from my team is for the supporters to be excited — I would love that to be the case.”0Shares0000(Visited 17 times, 2 visits today) 0Shares0000David Moyes believes he will do so well in the 18 months he is contracted to West Ham that they will have no option but to renew his contract © AFP / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 30 – David Moyes said he would perform so well in his second spell as West Ham manager that the owners would have no option but to renew his contract when it comes to an end.The 56-year-old Scotsman, whose reputation took a battering during a deeply unsuccessful spell as Manchester United boss in 2013-14, signed an 18 month contract with the Premier League strugglers on Sunday.
Listen to Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning as they talk about what’s going on in the wonderful world sport.Subjects tackled by Max and Barry include walking out on things in a huff (as per Liverpool fans’ ticket price protest), surprising facts about Leicester, Guardiola at Man City and what next for Man United and Chelsea.Plus, the boys find out if MLS Cup winner Liam Ridgewell is a nice man.To get the Warm Up with Max Rushden podcast every week, click here and download from the iTunes store for free