Pasaol reminds Pumaren of ‘joyous’ PBA great Meneses

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Alvin Pasaol. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netHigh-scoring and fun-loving.Those were some of words University of the East coach Derrick Pumaren used to describe his star scorer Alvin Pasaol.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “There are type of players who seem like they just want to enjoy the game. That’s how I am. I just enjoy the game. If I’m not enjoying it, when I’m not smiling, I’ll do just 20 points. But when I enjoy the game, the opponents are dead,” the PBA great said.Though Meneses admitted that he only saw part of Pasaol’s game, he could understand Pumaren’s analogy.“He’s so relaxed but he’s gonna kill you. It’s almost the same to my game. What coach Derrick said was true. If he’s slimmer, he may be scoring 80 in a game,” he said.“Of course, coach Derrick knows me. So for him to compare me, I can be a model for the boy. Whatever I’ve achieved when I was still playing, he could follow my footsteps and I become an inspiration for him.”Amid the fanfare, Pumaren’s hopes that not only Pasaol sustains his hot streak, but also for the Red Warriors to make a late run to the Final Four in the second round.“When you’re in a zone, you feel that everything is gonna go right for him. Hopefully, he’ll continue to have that follow up, but he has to maintain that level that it’s not over yet, that he’s not just a two-game sensation and then in the next seven games, he’ll be non-existent.”Beyond UAAP Season 80, Pumaren has grander aspirations for his superb scorer.“Hopefully, I can also produce another MVP in the PBA,” he said. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES MOST READ And on the heels of his 49-point game and 81-point week, the veteran mentor couldn’t help but compare his 6-foot-3 swingman to a star he handled many moons ago.“He is like Vergel,” said Pumaren, referring to Jose Rizal University coach Vergel Meneses. “Vergel he loves to have fun, but when it’s time to play, when it’s business, then he goes down to work. That’s his attitude, and that’s the same with Alvin.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogPumaren  had the privilege to coach Meneses in the pro league with the now-defunct Sunkist. They won two PBA championships and nearly a Grand Slam as the man they called “The Aerial Voyager” became the 1995 PBA Most Valuable Player.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThough their partnership was considerably short, what stood out the most for Pumaren was Meneses’ joyous attitude, which is also something that he sees in Pasaol. 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With new coach beside him, Soriano confident ahead of ONE fight Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “Alvin likes to joke and always laughs. When I talk and run plays, you could look at him and think that he’s not listening. Vergel is just like that too. But when we run it, he knows the plays,” he said.Pumaren also said that Pasaol may look like laid back to some, but he commands respect from his fellow Red Warriors.“He’s happy-go-lucky, but he’s the leader of the team. That is what I projected from him when I recruited him in Davao. I knew that he’s gonna be a star in the UAAP and he has shown it this season,” he said.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMeneses, though, was on the defensive when brought up the comparison, quipping, “I’m not that fat.”But turning serious, the three-time PBA champion said that being “fun loving” is just the way he wanted the game to be played back in his heyday.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Serena Williams set to wed in New Orleans — reports

first_imgMOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson They announced their engagement in December after meeting in 2015 in Rome.Williams won this year’s Australian Open while pregnant, and is expected to defend her title in Melbourne in 2018 — just four-and-a-half months after giving birth to her baby girl. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Lions go for the kill WWII veteran celebrates 110th birthday in New Orleans PLAY LIST 01:53WWII veteran celebrates 110th birthday in New Orleans08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Serena Williams and Lynda Carter pose backstage at Glamour’s 2017 Women of The Year Awards at Kings Theatre on November 13, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York. AFPWASHINGTON, United States — Tennis superstar Serena Williams is used to hoisting trophies, but on Thursday, it looks like she’ll be carrying a wedding bouquet.Music royalty Beyonce and Jay Z, along with actress Eva Longoria are among the A-listers reportedly convening in New Orleans for Williams’ wedding to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. People and The Daily Mail, citing unnamed sources, have reported that about 250 guests will be invited to the ceremony at the Contemporary Arts Center in the Big Easy.The Daily Mail said the wedding planning has been shrouded in secrecy and guests would not learn the details until Thursday morning.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneIt said the event would cost more than $1 million and guests would be asked not to bring their cell phones because an exclusive photo deal has been signed with Vogue.Williams, 36, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, and Ohanian, 34, welcomed their first child, daughter Alexis Olympia, on September 1. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Using Mosquito Nets to Defeat Malaria

first_imgThe Liberian Government has once again renewed its commitment to ensure that the devastating impact the malaria parasite has wreaked on its citizens is brought under control or eradicated.Foreign Minister Augustine Ngafuan, who represented President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the official program marking the eighth commemoration of ‘World Malaria Day 2015’ and the launch of the distribution of 2.8 million mosquito nets, stated that this  commitment will be achieved with support from  global partners, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and Global Fund.The Foreign Minister also threw a challenge to the international community: “It is imperative that we renew our commitment globally and as a nation to combat this disease. We should continue this fight until we can feel comfortable that we have significantly reduced its impact on the world at large.”This is a challenge to the world and the Liberian government, which first and foremost has the gavel in its hands to begin the process of halting the sickness, which is endemic to Liberia.  This is because of the proliferation of the anophèles mosquito which, with one sting, inflicts the deadly disease upon our people, especially the children.We know from our history how malaria nearly succeeded in wiping out the settlers — our founding fathers who came from across the Atlantic, as well as their indigenous brothers and sisters whom they met here.  Today we can call this place home because this killer disease did not exterminate all of them. At that time, conventional medicine to treat malaria had not been invented.From that time, malaria has been a silent killer; so we are taking the government’s commitment seriously that it will do all it can to halt the breeding places of the vector-borne mosquito.  We call on all municipal governments, as well as the Ministry of Health and the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation to accelerate their efforts to clean up the villages, towns and cities.  They should control all dumpsites, drains and stagnant water sites, which are the natural breeding ground for mosquitoes and other harmful parasites.     The WHO says malaria remains the leading cause of morbidity (illness) and mortality (death) in Liberia, with 38 percent of outpatient attendance and 42 percent of inpatient deaths attributable to the sickness.However, WHO also says malaria prevalence in children under five years has been significantly reduced from 66 percent to 32 percent since 2005.In 2010, out of a total curative consultation of 3,132,073, malaria contributed 1,265,268 cases. It also accounted for 40.4 percent of total outpatient consultations, which is an increase from 38 percent in 2009.A total of 1,265,268 cases of malaria were diagnosed in 2010, with children under 5 years representing 38.3 percent of cases; children five and above accounting for 55.3 percent, and pregnant women accounting for 6.4 percent.Distribution of insecticide-treated bed nets to prevent malaria has helped to reduce the prevalence and incidence of malaria in Liberia. From 2007 to 2010, approximately 4 million nets were distributed to households with children under five, pregnant women and lactating mothers. In 2007, 655,860 insecticide-treated bed nets were distributed, compared with 1,221,700 in 2009 and 883,400 in 2010. At the end of the World Malaria Day program at the Monrovia City Hall last Saturday, Minister Ngafuan, along with international partners, launched the distribution of the Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets (LLINs).  This consignment of LLINs donated by the Global Fund to fight HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) in Liberia, is the largest single donation of LLINs since the start of the Global Fund Project in Liberia in 2005.The nets are free of charge and anyone found selling or using them for the wrong purposes should be reported to the authorities. In times past, there have been reports of the nets ending up for sale on the market. It is alleged that they have also  been used  by rural women for fishing. We call on the MOH to ensure that these malpractices stop.While the Liberian government is striving to make good its renewed commitment, we also call on all Liberians to use these insecticide treated bed nets effectively.  Let us ensure that our children, especially, sleep under them. We extend thanks and appreciation to the partners and our gouvernement for these initiatives, designed to reduce drastically the impact of this sickness on the population.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Not guilty pleas in steroids case

first_imgALBANY, N.Y. – Eleven people connected to a Florida pharmacy at the center of a nationwide investigation into the illegal sale of steroids pleaded not guilty Monday Robert Stanley Loomis and wife Naomi, the owners of Signature Pharmacy in Orlando, Fla., were arrested last Tuesday during a raid in which police confiscated truck loads of drugs and other evidence. Both are registered pharmacists in Florida. Robert Loomis’ brother, pharmacist Kenneth Michael Loomis, and Kirk Calvert, Signature’s marketing director, also were charged. The growing case has linked the online drug network to doctors and health care centers in at least three states. The four are charged with 20 counts each of criminal diversion of prescription medications and prescriptions, criminal sale of a controlled substance and insurance fraud. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Each posted bail of $30,000. All four shuffled into court, dressed in jail jumpsuits, handcuffed and shackled. “We hope to have them home as soon as we can so they can be with their kids,” said Dawn Tingley, the Florida lawyer representing the Loomises and Calvert. last_img read more

Exclusive – Parlour: Arsenal must find their own Matic

first_imgArsenal legend Ray Parlour has implored Arsene Wenger to sign a player just like Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic.The Serbian midfielder has been a huge success since his return to Stamford Bridge in January with many putting the Blues’ title charge this season down to his imperious displays in front of their defence.And with the Gunners struggling in that department this season, Parlour believes buying a player with similar attributes could work wonders for Wenger.“They’ve got to get that balance right,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast. “It’s alright having all these great players and saying, ‘there are going to be goals today’, but they’ve been conceding too many as well.“They’ve got to get the right sort of players in and I know he [Arsene Wenger] tries to play either Mathieu Flamini in there or Mikel Arteta, if he’s fit, as a holding midfielder but they’re not like a [Nemanja] Matic for Chelsea who can just shield that back-four. That’s what they’re missing at the moment.“If they can get the right player, maybe in January – who knows, it’s very hard to buy the top players in January – then maybe it will change Arsenal’s season.”last_img read more

JIM MCGUINNESS TO BE KEY SPEAKER AT GAA GAMES DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

first_imgJim McGuinness will give a presentation at the GAA Games Development Conference at Croke Park early next year.Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness will be one of a number of high profile names in Irish sport who will provide a presentation at a GAA Games Development Conference.The list of speakers was announced at the official launch of the GAA Games Development Conference yesterday by GAA president Liam O’Neil.McGuiness is one of the most high profile sportsmen in Ireland following the remarkable job he done with Donegal since taking the job in 2010. The amazing transformation of the Donegal team under his stewardship prompted Celtic FC to employ McGuinness as a sports performance psychologist with the club’s academy.McGuinness is now working closely with Celtic’s first-team after gaining a promotion from the academy under new manager Ronnie Delia.However, due to work commitments McGuinness will have to give the presentation via a video link.Other notable speakers at the GAA conference are former Olympic medallist Sonia O’Sullivan, former Dublin hurling manager Anthony Daly and Kilkenny hurling star Richie Hogan. The conference takes place on the 9th and 10th of January 2015.   JIM MCGUINNESS TO BE KEY SPEAKER AT GAA GAMES DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE was last modified: December 4th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Croke ParkdonegalGAAJim McGuinnesnewsSportlast_img read more

Bill to limit meth makers’ access to cold remedies

first_img Hammonds said he was disappointed that the federal bill would not pre-empt more restrictive laws in states like Oklahoma and Iowa, where cold remedies are sold from behind pharmacy counters. At least 37 states have enacted laws to restrict the sale of cold medications to starve meth manufacturers of their key ingredient. Many leading retailers – including Kmart, Walgreens, Target and Wal-Mart – have already adopted guidelines to limit customer access to cold products or to limit their sales. Some drug makers have changed the ingredients in cold pills to take out pseudoephedrine and replace it with another substance, phenylephrine, that cannot be used to make meth. A new product called Sudafed PE, is already on store shelves, though the old Sudafed is still available. The measure would provide nearly $100 million a year for five years to train state and local law enforcement to nab meth offenders and would expand funding to prosecute dealers and clean up environmentally toxic meth labs. Talent called the measure “the toughest anti-meth bill ever considered by Congress.” He predicted that it would help reduce the number of clandestine labs where the illegal drug is made with common items like household cleaners and coffee filters. The meth problem is particularly severe in the Midwest, where rural areas provide cover for the pungent chemical odor from meth labs. In Missouri, law enforcement officers seized more than 2,700 meth labs last year – more than any other state. Passage of the measure could take place as early as next week, when Republican leaders press for a vote on the anti-terrorism bill. Some opponents who claim Patriot Act threatens civil liberties are threatening a filibuster unless changes are made. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Those limits target meth dealers who buy large quantities of the drugs to extract the pseudoephedrine. The measure is a compromise reached after months of haggling over the 30-day limit. Sens. Jim Talent, R-Mo., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who pushed the legislation in the Senate, insisted the limit was needed to curb the meth epidemic. “The heart of this legislation is a strong standard for keeping pseudoephedrine products out of the hands of meth cooks,” Feinstein said. The bill is weaker than one passed by the Senate in September that would have required cold remedies to be sold from the pharmacy counter. That would have prevented many stores without pharmacies, such as convenience stores and some supermarkets, from carrying the pills. “We’re pleased to see the current compromise,” said Tim Hammonds, president and CEO of the Food Marketing Institute, which represents grocery stores and other retailers. “It addresses a serious law enforcement concern, but in a way that balances the need for consumer access to safe and effective products.” WASHINGTON – Cold remedies that can be used by drug dealers to make methamphetamine would be forced behind store counters under legislation Congress is poised to pass by year’s end. Lawmakers hope that federal restrictions – included in the agreement reached Thursday to reauthorize the USA Patriot Act – will stem a meth trade that has hit rural America particularly hard. A number of states have already moved to curb the sale of cold pills containing pseudoephedrine, the ingredient used to cook meth in makeshift labs. The federal law would prevent meth makers from moving to states with weaker laws. Stores would be required to keep medicines like Sudafed and Nyquil behind the counter and consumers would be limited to 3.6 grams, or about 120 pills, per day and 9 grams, or about 300 pills, a month. Purchasers would also need to show a photo ID and sign a logbook. last_img read more

14 JOBS LOST AS GAOTH DOBHAIR COMPANY ANNOUNCES CLOSURE

first_imgPearse Doherty: Expressed sadness at job lossesSinn Féin Deputy Pearse Doherty has expressed his sadness at the news that Gweedore based company ‘Nuance’ is to close next month with the loss of some fourteen jobs.“This shock announcement by Nuance will come as a huge shock to all the workers at the company who have no doubt been dealt a huge blow as a result of this devastating news today,” he said.“The confirmation that the local Nuance outlet is set to go out of business in the coming weeks is also a massive loss to Gweedore and to the surrounding areas, and will have a negative impact on the economic landscape in this part of Donegal. “On what was otherwise a fantastic day on the jobs front, what with the announcement by Randox that it is to expand its operations in Dungloe, this decision by Nuance has caused great sadness, particularly to the workers and their families.“I would appeal to Údarás na Gaeltachta to do all it can to ensure that these jobs can be saved, and I now call on the authority to explore every possible avenue which could possibly see these workers being redeployed to different companies which receive Údarás support.” 14 JOBS LOST AS GAOTH DOBHAIR COMPANY ANNOUNCES CLOSURE was last modified: October 20th, 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:Gaoth Dobhairjob losses?Nuancelast_img read more

40 homes still without power in Donegal Town/Laghey

first_imgForty homes and businesses remain without electricity today following an unplanned outage in South Donegal.The power went out yesterday before 9.50pm in the Donegal Town/Laghey area.Crews restored supplies to the majority of homes by 1.30am. However, 40 homes and businesses experienced another outage at approximately 1.50am and have been left without power today.The ESB has apologised for the loss of supply and are currently working to repair the fault. Power supplies are estimated to return at 6pm. 40 homes still without power in Donegal Town/Laghey was last modified: November 6th, 2019 by Katie GillenShare 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)last_img read more

South Africa enters military pact with Argentina

first_imgThe fleet support ship SAS Drakensberg sails past Table Mountain.(Image: Melkbos) South African Minister of Defence LindiweSisulu is confident that the new pactwill enable both countries to be moreeffective in fighting piracy, terrorism, cyberwarfare, climate change, and other issues. (Image: Department of Defence) MEDIA CONTACTS • Ndivhuwo MabayaSpokesperson, Ministry of Defence+27 82 908 0054 RELATED ARTICLES • SA regains UN Security Council seat • SA to increase peacekeeping role • Swedish army prefers SA vehicle • SA, Angola strengthen ties• SA to strengthen ties with BritainShamin ChibbaWhen the SAS Drakensberg arrived in Simon’s Town on 3 December, its homecoming represented a different kind of victory for the national department of defence.On 20 November the Durban-built vessel played the catalyst in the signing of a pact between South Africa and Argentina. The defence ministers of both countries met in Argentina, aboard the SAS Drakensberg, to sign an agreement on development and military co-operation.According to ministry of defence spokesperson Ndivhuwo Mabaya, the two countries agreed to exchange skills, technology and military health developments as well as participate in joint training exercises and search and rescue operations.He added that the agreement would allow both navies to tighten security in the southern Atlantic Ocean and prepare them for any security challenges they may encounter.“We share some part of the Atlantic Ocean and we have to make it safer. There are many issues such as people stealing seafood from our seas,” said Mabaya.Acting swiftly against threatsSpeaking at the signing, South African Minister of Defence Lindiwe Sisulu pointed out that since conflicts between countries have dissipated, national defences now face threats from independent, specialised forces.“The most obvious of these threats are terrorism, piracy in the high seas, proliferation of nuclear weapons amongst rogue countries, biological and chemical war, cyber warfare, resource scarcity and climate change,” she said.“Deterrence is not enough. Our armed forces must be able to anticipate and act swiftly to address these threats whenever they arise.”Sisulu said the South African defence industries have a lot to offer Argentina.“Our industries are technologically highly advanced and diversified, presenting the Argentine ministry of defence with a vast range of defence systems required for its modernisation programmes.”The two countries also agreed to exchange skills related to aviation, command-control communications and air-to-air missile technology. Sisulu was particularly optimistic about jointly developing and enhancing long range radar technology.The SAS Drakensberg was in Argentina to participate in the naval exercise ATLASUR VIII with the Argentine, Brazilian and Uruguayan navies in the southern Atlantic Ocean.The vessel then accompanied the South African submarine Charlotte Maxeke (S102), one of the country’s three new Heroine-class attack submarines, to Simon’s Town. The other two are the SAS Manthatisi (S101) and the SAS Queen Modjadji (S103), and all are named after formidable South African women.Before departing for South Africa, Sisulu addressed the sailors and officers on board, saying, “You fly our flag very high. Continue doing the good work to represent us as a nation.”last_img read more