Nets hire Prigioni as assistant coach, Splitter as pro scout

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Prigioni spent most of his professional career in Spain and won a bronze medal with Argentina in the 2008 Olympics before coming to the New York Knicks in 2012 as a 35-year-old rookie. He spent four years in the NBA with the Knicks, Rockets and Clippers.Splitter helped San Antonio win the 2014 NBA championship before spending the final two seasons of his seven-year career with Atlanta and Philadelphia. The Nets said Splitter, who also played for Brazil’s national team, will have added duties related to player on-court development.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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding FILE – Pablo Prigioni #9 of the Houston Rockets celebrates in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals at the Toyota Center for the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 17, 2015 in Houston, Texas.Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets have hired former NBA player and Argentine guard Pablo Prigioni as an assistant coach.The Nets also announced Tuesday that former Spurs center Tiago Splitter was hired as a pro scout.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ 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 Westbrook gets fine, tech for confronting Gobert ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View commentslast_img read more

Food & Drug Department to clamp down on inferior drugs

first_imgGovernment Analyst-Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) Director Marlan Cole on Tuesday announced that by December 2016, a pharmacovigilance centre for monitoring and inspecting drugs would be set up.Pharmacovigilance is the practice of monitoring the effects of medical drugs after they have been licensed for use, especially in order to identify and evaluate previously unreported adverse reactions.Director of the Government Analyst Food and Drug Department, Marlan Cole, along with WHO team officer Leticia Megias, Junior Public Health Minister Karen Cummings, with participants of the pharmacovigilance sensitisation workshopThis announcement came during brief remarks at a pharmacovigilance awareness workshop at Duke Lodge, where the GA-FDD, in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO), is creating awareness among health officials.Facilitators of the workshop were PAHO/WHO representative, Dr William Adu-Krow; Medicine Safety representative, WHO Geneva, Dr Shanthi Pal; WHO team officer, Leticia Megias and team leader of the BRICS medicine alliance, Dr Gurumurthy Parthasarathi.Making reference to a presentation made earlier by Dr Pal, Cole said that “ [it] would have indicated to us, all areas in blue are those that are members of the WHO reporting system and all those areas that are in white would represent those countries that are currently not being represented. I can assure that we at the Food and Drug Department are working and as of December 2016, we would be in blue as well.”There is also no tracking system in Guyana that would allow for one to identify the production date, batch number and other necessary information that help the identification process.Cole pointed out that, “… a pharmacovigilance centre will allow us to ensure that drugs are of the requisite quality.”Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings noted, “Indeed all medicines, all products imported or manufactured in Guyana, are subject to a strict testing and assessment of their quality, efficacy and safety before being authorised, and once placed on the market, they continue to be monitored so as to assure that any aspect which could impact the safety profile of a medicine is detected and assessed and that necessary measures are taken.”Minister Cummings further stressed, “Pharmacovigilance is crucial to the Ministry of Public Health’s work in ensuring that Guyanese benefit from the best quality medicines making them safe, efficacious … – hence the need for ongoing surveillance.”The ongoing workshop is aimed at providing the health officials with the necessary information relating to pharmacovigilance and their role in the implementation of the programme.last_img read more

Alfalit Prez., LGM CEO Meet UMU Scholarship Beneficiaries

first_imgAs Alfalit celebrates 10 years of mission in Liberia, its visiting international president, Dr. Joseph Milton, has underscored the need for the Liberian Government, stakeholders and Liberians to support Alfalit Liberia and the Liberia-Ghana Missions. Last week, the administration and student government of the United Methodists University (UMU) commended Dr. Milton for his support to 81 students through the Liberia-Ghana Missions.Dr. Milton and Rev. Emmanuel Giddings, CEO of Alfalit Liberia, were commended when they paid a one day visit to the university in Monrovia. In a welcome statement, the President of the UMU, Prof. Johnson Gwaikolo, thanked Dr. Milton for his financial support to the education of Liberians, especially the Liberia–Ghana Missions (LGM) scholarship beneficiaries at the university. “We are pleased to say that the LGM’s support to the school is a major help to the students. The support we get from the organization is on a regular basis without any problems or issues in terms of the organization living up to its financial commitment.”“We are very grateful to you, Dr. Milton, for such support to our students, and we thought that during your brief stay here in our country we must say thank you.” The UMU president called on Dr. Milton for further partnership with the institution as it is currently constructing its new campus on the Robertsfield Highway, outside Monrovia. Speaking on behalf of the scholarship beneficiaries, the president of the United Methodist Student Government, Jah Wolobah Beyan, said the L-GM-supported students have proven to be some of the brightest students in the university. According to Beyan, L-GM’s support to the sponsored students mean that they no longer have to worry about raising funds to pay their school fees, which he said has contributed to the students’ brilliant performance in their academic work. He pleaded with Dr. Milton for more support to the university and other underprivileged students. In response, Dr. Milton reassured the university that as long as L-GM sponsored students study their lessons and maintain the required grade point average, he would continue to support them. He added that the future of Liberia’s development deeply lies in the quality of education the youths receive.“Alfalit Liberia and the Liberia–Ghana Missions have impacted over 100,000 lives and we are committed to continuing what we started 10 years ago,” Dr. Milton concluded.With no outside support, Dr. Milton is the only financial backer of the Liberia–Ghana Missions and Alfalit Liberia. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

WCD businessman beaten, robbed

first_imgThe proprietor of the Lucky Supermarket at Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara, was on Saturday attacked, beaten and robbed by two armed men who confronted him at about 06:45h as he was about to start his daily chores.Ke Toung Wu, 45, of Lot 13 Meten-Meer-Zorg, was beaten to the head and had to receive five stitches at the Leonora Cottage Hospital.The supermarket at Meten-Meer-Zorg that was robbedReports reaching Guyana Times indicate that the two men, who were armed with metal bars, gained entry into the lower flat of the building as the businessman was cleaning. Having pounced on the man, the men took him to the upper flat of the business where they demanded money and other valuables.The businessman’s reluctance to cooperate caused the men to terrorise the Chinese national. They took away the key to the safe that the man had in his possession and collected the money that was kept in it.Guyana Times understands that close to $600,000 was taken by the bandits. However, as the men were opening the money safe, the businessman ran out of the house, scaled a fence and ran to his neighbour’s house to seek refuge.The neighbours immediately contacted the Police but by the time they arrived, the men opened the locks to the gate, walked onto the public road and boarded a minibus.Shortly after, the Police arrived at the scene and started their investigations. The man was taken to the Leonora Hospital where he was treated for the injury to his head.When this publication arrived at the scene, the businessplace was closed but the neighbours explained that they did not hear any strange sounds but saw the businessman jumping his fence into their yard. They are still at a loss as to how the men got access to the lower flat of the building.Meanwhile, Police have secured the surveillance footage of the entire ordeal which is being reviewed. Based on reports, the two armed men were identified as “Spanna Toe” and “Tattoo Boy” of Parika, East Bank Essequibo.The Police are now on the hunt for the two men as they continue their investigations into this robbery.last_img read more

‘Cry at beginning, smile at end’: Marta makes Brazil plea

first_img0Shares0000Emotional: Brazil’s Marta © AFP / LOIC VENANCELE HAVRE, France, Jun 24 – Brazil star Marta issued an emotional appeal to her heirs on Sunday, telling them they are responsible for the survival of the women’s game in her football-obsessed country.The 33-year-old Marta, nicknamed ‘Pele in a skirt’ by the Brazil great, is widely considered to be the best female player of all time. However, her dream of winning a World Cup for the first time died again on Sunday in a 2-1 defeat to hosts France in the last 16 of this year’s global showpiece.“We’re asking for support, you have to cry at the beginning and smile at the end,” said Marta, the record World Cup scorer with 17 goals.“You have to want more, train more, to be ready to play 90 minutes, plus 30 minutes extra-time and every minute.“This is what I ask the girls,” she added before hailing fellow veterans Formiga and Cristiane who are also likely to have played in their last World Cups.“Formiga is not forever, neither is Marta, neither is Cristiane. Women’s football depends on you to survive. Think about it, savour it.”On Sunday, hosts France survived a scare to beat Brazil in extra time and reach the quarter-finals when captain Amandine Henry scored a dramatic winner.Lyon midfielder Henry struck in the 107th minute after Thaisa’s equaliser for Brazil, following Valerie Gauvin’s opener, had forced a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes.France will face either reigning champions the United States or Spain in the last eight in Paris on Friday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Oakes scores twice to lead UCLA past Oregon

first_imgAll-America defender Jill Oakes scored two goals and Canadian national-teamer Kara Lang added two assists as fourth-ranked UCLA romped to a 3-0 win Friday over Oregon in a Pacific-10 Conference women’s soccer game at Eugene, Ore. Oakes, a former star at Harvard-Westlake of Studio City, scored in the 32nd and 73rd minutes – her second and third goals of the season – as the Bruins improved to 12-1-0 overall and 3-0-0 in Pac-10 play. Danesha Adams scored her 11th goal, from Lang’s pass, in the sixth minute. Lang assisted Oakes’ first goal, and Mexican national-teamer Iris Mora – Oakes’ roommate her first year in Westwood – set up her second. The Bruins held a 26-8 shot advantage on the Ducks (8-4-2, 0-3-0 Pac-10). AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week USC 0, Oregon State 0: The Trojans (6-4-2, 0-1-1) settled for a draw after 120 minutes of scoreless soccer in Corvallis, Ore. Sophomore goalkeeper Veronica Simonton made four saves to post the shutout, and several USC chances were created by former Canyon High of Canyon Country star Nini Loucks’ speed on the wing and the midfield presence of Rosa Anna Tantillo and Stacey Strong. Gonzaga 1, Pepperdine 0: Christine Soma’s 30th-minute goal lifted the visiting Bulldogs to an upset of No. 10 Pepperdine in a West Coast Conference game at Tari Frahm Rokus Field in Malibu. The Waves (10-2-1, 1-1 WCC) outshot Gonzaga 6-5 in the defensive struggle. Gonzaga (10-3-1) improved to 1-1 in WCC action. Portland 3, Loyola Marymount 0: Canadian national team star Christine Sinclair scored her 25th and 26th goals of the season and assisted U.S. national-teamer Angie Woznuk as the top-ranked Pilots dominated the Lions at Sullivan Field in Westchester. center_img Sinclair, the 2002 Soccer America National Player of the Year and winner last year of the MAC Hermann Award – the most prestigious MVP honor in college women’s soccer – netted her 96th and 97th career goals as Portland improved to 14-0 overall and 2-0 in WCC play. It was her eighth multigoal game of the season. The senior tied an NCAA record by scoring in her 15th successive game – Penn State’s Tiffany Weimer also tied the mark Friday in a victory over Ohio State – and moved past U.S. national team star Shannon MacMillan into first place on Portland’s career points list with 222. Sinclair scored in the 33rd and 64th minutes and fed Woznuk in the 52nd. LMU fell to 4-7-3 overall and 0-2 in WCC play. Pacific 2, Cal State Northridge 1: Catherine Betts and Bunny Dickson scored goals as the Tigers (8-6-1, 1-3 Big West) handed the visiting Matadors their third successive defeat in a Big West Conference clash in Stockton. CSUN (10-4-0, 2-3-0) cut its deficit in half on Tryna Tafoya’s 74th-minute goal, but it could not overcome a red card to defender Julie Hauserman in the 20th minute. Betts scored from distance in the 35th minute, and Dickson converted a 48th-minute penalty kick after she was fouled by Matadors goalkeeper April Cline in the CSUN box. WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: USC CAN’T HANG WITH HUSKIES Alesha Deesing had 10 kills with a .421 hitting percentage as No. 2 Washington swept No. 17 USC 3-0 in a Pacific-10 Conference women’s volleyball match in Seattle. Brie Hagerty led the Huskies (16-0, 7-0) with 11 kills and Sanja Tomasevic added 10. USC (8-7, 4-3), held to a season-low .062 hitting percentage – one night after a season-high .402 against Washington State – was led by Bibiana Candelas, who had 15 kills. The Trojans’ four-match winning streak was snapped. UCLA 3, Washington State 0: Nana Meriwether had 14 kills and Kaitlin Sather added 10 kills and 12 digs as the 22nd-ranked Bruins bounced back from a three-game loss to Washington with a 30-20, 30-21, 30-19 Pac-10 romp at Pullman, Wash. Nancy Barba and Katie Carter added 11 kills apiece for the Bruins (10-6, 3-4), who hit .357 and limited the Cougars (8-12, 1-6) to a .084 percentage. Meriwether hit .550 and Barba .500. Pepperdine 3, Loyola Marymount 0: Sophia Mila had 17 kills and Julie Rubenstein 15 to lead the Waves to a 30-20, 30-27, 30-21 West Coast Conference triumph over the visiting Lions. Breegan Mulligan added 15 digs and Kekai Crabbe 13 for the Waves (10-7, 3-2). Katy Daly contributed four of Pepperdine’s five blocks and assisted on the other. Christiana Reneaux had 12 kills and 10 digs to lead LMU (12-6, 1-4). UC Santa Barbara 3, Cal State Northridge 1: Janine Sandell had 24 kills and 14 digs and Lauren McLaughlin added 20 kills and 18 digs to lead the Gauchos (9-7, 5-1) to a 30-26, 26-30, 30-16, 30-24 Big West Conference triumph over the visiting Matadors (3-14, 1-5). CSUN, which has lost six successive matches, was led by Jenn Probert, who had 16 kills, and Jamie Crawford, who contributed 23 digs. Occidental 3, Caltech 1: Rebecca Nashleanas had nine kills, Emily Wagner added six kills and 18 digs, and Shannon Klebe contributed 19 digs as the Tigers (1-8, 1-7) notched their first victory, beating visiting Caltech 30-27, 27-30, 30-24, 32-30 in a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match in Eagle Rock. Elisabeth and Rebecca Streit and Colleen Moody combined for 36 kills and 46 digs for Caltech (0-10, 0-7). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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TRAGIC FOOTBALLER ANDREW TO BE REMEMBERED ON ALL-IRELAND DAY

first_imgA plaque in memory of a young Donegal GAA player who died in the build-up to the All-Ireland Final in 2012 is to be unveiled this Sunday at the spot where he lost his life.Tragic Andrew Duffy was just 24 when he died in Dublin.Tragic Andrew Duffy was just 24 when he slipped and lost his footing and fell into the Royal Canal at Phibsboro in Dublin.The young Termon man was celebrating after Donegal had booked their place in the All-Ireland Final after beating Cork on September 14th. Now a plaque in honour of Andrew is to be unveiled at Binn’s Bridge, close to the spot where it is believed he died.A delegation of Andrew’s clubmates, family and friends will travel to Dublin for the touching occasion.They will be led by Fr Dennis McGettigan and supporters who will be in Dublin for the big game are being encouraged to attend.Andrew was a hugely popular and modest young man in his local community. His popularity was borne out by the massive attendance at his funeral.Among those at the funeral were several Donegal GAA players and members of the County Board. TRAGIC FOOTBALLER ANDREW TO BE REMEMBERED ON ALL-IRELAND DAY was last modified: September 16th, 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:all-irelandANDREW DUFFYdonegalplaqueRoyal CanalTermonlast_img read more

REVEALED: GARDAÍ SMASH GANG BEHIND DONEGAL COCAINE DEALS

first_imgUPDATE: Gardaí have smashed a gang bringing highly dangerous cocaine into County Donegal.The drugs unit based in Letterkenny have arrested one man and are continuing their investigations as a result of an operation in Co Monaghan this weekend.A man from the Kilmacrennan area was arrested and €12,500 worth of cocaine seized. The suspect was arrested on a drugs run from Dublin to Donegal. He was arrested before he crossed the Border at Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone.The operation follows months of work by drugs squad officers trying to trace the gang which had been flooding Letterkenny with cocaine.The gang is suspected of adding dangerous chemicals when ‘cutting’ the cocaine before selling it here in Donegal.A house near Leitir, Kilmacrennan was searched over the weekend by drugs unit officers supported by gardaí in Milford.  REVEALED: GARDAÍ SMASH GANG BEHIND DONEGAL COCAINE DEALS was last modified: November 9th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cocainedrugsletterkennyMilfordMonaghanseizedUnitlast_img read more

Beast from the East: Ryanair cancel all Dublin airport flights

first_imgRyanair have confirmed that due to adverse weather conditions, all flights to and from Dublin airport have now been cancelled for the remainder of the day. All affected customers have been notified of their options by email and SMS text message, a spokesperson says.Aer Lingus has said that there will be very significant cancellations across its short-haul operations to and from Dublin Airport but that it aiming to operate a full transatlantic schedule today. Airport staff in Dublin have spent the morning undertaking snow clearance on their main runway.A spokesperson for Dublin Airport advises passengers to check the latest flight information with their airline before coming to the airport.You can check the status of a Ryanair flight here or an AerLingus flight here.Regular updates can also be found on Dublin Aiport’s Twitter and Facebook pages. “We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these disruptions which are entirely outside of our control,” a Ryanair spokesperson says.Beast from the East: Ryanair cancel all Dublin airport flights was last modified: February 28th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:aer lingusDublin Airportryanairlast_img read more

Raiders mailbag: Guessing a 9-7 finish and other questions answered

first_imgALAMEDA — The home stretch is over for the Raiders. Four of the last six on the road, a 6-4 record and an opportunity to pass the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West. If you thought that’s the way it was going to be heading in to Week 11 I hope you’ve been making regular trips to a sports book.Some mailbag questions with the New York Jets (3-7) up next at MetLife Stadium.Q: Obviously it’s a silly question but what is your final W-L prediction for the Raiders? Also, why do you think Carr …last_img