Shorthanded UST banks on Alessandrini to cruise past San Sebastian

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Guangzhou holds off Seoul for Asia League title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas steamrolled San Sebastian, 25-21, 25-12, 25-17 in their opening match at the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre Sunday.Tied at 15-all in the third set, the Tigresses finished off the Lady Stags with a 10-2 run sealed by a service ace by Milena Alessandrini.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names “This is the perfect time to hone our new recruits. In this game, they’ve done well but will need more polishing in their game,” UST head coach Emilio “Kung Fu” Reyes Jr. said in Filipino.Up 10-6 in the second frame, UST uncorked an 8-1 run capped by an attack error by Lady Stags’ Shannai Requierme and never looked back as they take a 2-0 set lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’UST managed to snatch a win without top hitters Sisi Rondina and Dimdim Pacres due to their current stints in the Philippine Super Liga.San Sebastian committed 26 errors compared to UST’s 17. The Tigresses chalked up 37 kills. Alessandrini led UST with nine points while newcomer Kecelyn Galdones dropped eight markers.Joyce Sta. Rita led the Lady Stags with nine points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Baseball’s World Series to start October 23

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Both National League Division Series will be scheduled to begin October 4, and the first full slate of Division Series games, featuring two American League games and two more National League contests, will be held on October 5.The National League Championship Series will start on October 12 and the American League Championship Series will start on October 13.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins A seventh game, if needed, would be played on October 31.The World Series has ended in November in each of the past three years, concluding on November 1 last year when the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in game seven.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’With the regular-season scheduled to end on Sunday, September 30, any needed tiebreaker games would be played on Monday, October 1.The National League wild-card game will open the playoffs on October 2, with the American League wild-card game the following day.center_img View comments Hyundai scion donates $3.5M to get South Korea a new football coach Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ A general view as a World Series Championship flag is raised in left field prior to the opening day game between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets Kauffman Stadium on April 3, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFPMajor League Baseball is set to crown a World Series champion in October, according to the post-season schedule released by the commissioner’s office on Thursday.The best-of-seven championship series between the National and American League winners will start on October 23 in the home ballpark of the contender with the superior regular-season record.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firmslast_img read more

Fajardo: Beermen ‘can’t be stagnant’ after first finals loss in 3 years

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Scores of people ran to the parquet floor to celebrate a triumph in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, hugs were exchanged, and red championship t-shirts were given away.This was an all too familiar scene for the six-time champion June Mar Fajardo, but this time, he wasn’t part of the merriment.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The usually cheerful Fajardo had his head down as he headed to one of the exits after San Miguel lost its first championship round in three years in the Leo Austria era in Game 6.“Maybe I’ll use this short break to reflect on what happened. It was but you can’t win everything,” said Fajardo in Filipino after the jubilation over Ginebra’s 93-88 title-clinching victory has ended and the fans have left the venue. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “We can’t be stagnant. We want to improve conference after conference because the other teams are improving as well,” said Fajardo. “This is a wakeup call for us. We can’t be complacent and we can’t just expect teams to roll over for us because were San Miguel.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “We were happy in the last conference because we were the champions [in the Philippine Cup], but this one belonged to Ginebra so we just have to accept the loss.”The last time Fajardo had his heart broken in the finals was back in the 2013 Governors’ Cup when San Miguel, then called Petron, lost to Magnolia, then known as San Mig Coffee.That finals loss preceded a year of futility for San Miguel before it hired Austria that launched the Beermen into the stratosphere winning four straight Philippine Cups, one Governors’ Cup, and one Commissioner’s Cup.All those past accomplishments, though, seemed to have no weight for Fajardo at the moment.After putting up 29 points and grabbing 15 rebounds, all Fajardo could think about was the future of his erstwhile dominant team.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. More than 20,000 people roared as the buzzer sounded and confetti flew through the air inside Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Batang Gilas beats Bahrain, clinches spot in Fiba U19 World Cup MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Turkmenistan wrestler disqualified as doping case hits Asian Games

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nazarov “has been disqualified from the 18th Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games 2018… and his results during the competition held on the 19th August annulled”, a statement said.The athlete, 24, had competed in the men’s 57kg freestyle event and was defeated in his first match by India’s Sandeep Tomar.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Six athletes tested positive at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon including South Korean swimming star Park Tae-hwan, who was stripped of his medals. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img A wrestler from Turkmenistan became the Asian Games’ first doping casualty on Friday.Rustem Nazarov was disqualified from the Games in Indonesia after failing a pre-tournament test for the banned masking agent furosemide, the Olympic Council of Asia said.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs A look at the fallout from sports doctor scandallast_img read more

Walker, Lamb lead Hornets over Knicks

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Charlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker reacts after hitting a three-point basket during the second half of the NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in New York. The Hornets defeated the Knicks 119-107. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK — The Charlotte Hornets got off to a strong start and cruised to an easy win.Kemba Walker scored 25 points and Jeremy Lamb added 19 as Charlotte beat the New York Knicks 119-107 on Sunday night in a game it never trailed.ADVERTISEMENT 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 No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lamb’s layup with 8:50 left in the third quarter gave the Hornets their biggest lead at 77-49.New York pulled within 18 on Knox’s 3-pointer before Walker’s long 3 pushed the lead to 99-78 heading to the fourth.The Knicks opened the fourth with a 7-0 run to pull within 14 on Frank Ntilikina’s jumper with 10:47 remaining. However, the Hornets scored the next 12 points to put the game out of reach.“Once we settled into the game, the ball was moving, shots were going down, we were getting stops,” said Hornets coach James Borrego.During that run, Ntilikina, who finished with 18 points — all in the second half — fouled out running into Parker with nine minutes left and Knicks coach David Fizdale was accessed two technical fouls and ejected with 8:33 remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Bucks edge Raptors in battle of East leaders “It was a little frustrating,” Ntilikina said. “He (Parker) is one of the guards I respect in this league. I’ve been watching him since I was young.”Zeller scored 10 points in the first quarter as the Hornets opened up a pair of seven-point leads. Parker came off the bench to score eight and Charlotte led 27-24 after the first 12 minutes.“I wanted to come out with a lot of energy to start with,” Zeller said. “Throughout the season we’ve come out slow for a few games. I took it upon myself to come out with a lot of energy.”The Hornets opened the second quarter on a 7-0 run, but the Knicks responded by scoring the next six points to pull to 34-30. Charlotte followed with an 18-4 stretch to take an 18-point lead.New York closed within 10 by scoring the next eight points, but the Hornets went on to lead 61-47 at halftime.Damyean Dotson added 12 points for the Knicks, who have lost four straight.TIP-INSHornets: Three Charlotte players (Walker, Nicolas Batum, Jeremy Lamb) have started all of their 26 games this season, while two others (Marvin Williams, Cody Zeller) have started 25. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Willy Hernangomez have each started once.Knicks: New York had defeated Charlotte four consecutive times at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks hadn’t been beaten by the Hornets at home since April 6, 2016. … Allonzo Trier, who strained his left hamstring in Saturday’s loss to Brooklyn, did not play.BALANCING ACT MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Tony Parker scored 16 points, Marvin Williams had 13 and Cody Zeller finished with 12 as the Hornets led by as many as 28 points.“We knew they played last night. We wanted to come out really aggressive on both ends of the floor and it worked out for us,” Walker said. “We wanted to jump on them. We really needed this win.”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 ChrissKnicks rookie Kevin Knox tied a season high with 26 points and set a career high with 15 rebounds, while Tim Hardaway Jr. added 21 points.“I just wanted to make sure I gave everything I had in the tank, leave it all out on the floor,” Knox said. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Hornets have not been more than one game above .500 or more than two games below .500 all season long. Their longest winning streak is two games (five occasions) and they have one three-game losing streak (Nov. 30-Dec. 5).KNICKS’ ACHING BACKThe Knicks have now played six back-to-back sets this season. They are 1-11 in those games, with their only victory coming at Boston, 117-109 on Nov. 21.BRIEF LAYOVERThe Hornets begin a five-game homestand on Wednesday when they host the Pistons, and end it when they play Detroit again on Dec. 21. It is part of a stretch in which Charlotte plays 10 of 12 games on its home floor, with the only away games having taken place in Minnesota (Wednesday) and New York.UP NEXTHornets: Host Detroit on Wednesday night.Knicks: At Cleveland on Wednesday night. View commentslast_img read more

James Harden keeps rolling with 41 as Rockets overcome Pelicans

first_imgHouston Rockets guard James Harden (13) passes the ball around New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)NEW ORLEANS — James Harden is on a run the NBA hasn’t seen since Oscar Robertson.Harden had 41 points and six assists to become the first player since the Hall of Fame guard to record at least 35 points and five assists in seven consecutive games, and the Houston Rockets beat the New Orleans Pelicans 108-104 on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Rockets: G Eric Gordon, who scored 21, including 16 in the second half, limped through the fourth quarter with a sore right knee. “I’ll know more tomorrow,” Gordon said. . D’Antoni said Harden’s extra workout regimen is paying dividends nearly halfway through the grind of the regular season. “It doesn’t wear him out, it gives him energy,” D’Antoni said. “Obviously, it’s paying off.” … C Clint Capela has averaged 15.0 rebounds in the last nine games.Pelicans: F Darius Miller, held scoreless in a Friday night victory over Dallas, missed the game due to an illness. Solomon Hill started in his place. … Gentry called Harden “the best ‘iso’ player in the world. I don’t know if anybody is better in the history of this league, really, as far as drawing fouls and making plays in ‘iso’ situations..” … Despite three separate losing streaks of four, five and six games, Gentry says his players have not “lost faith that we’re going to be a good team.”UP NEXT:Rockets: Host Memphis on Monday night.Pelicans: Close a three-game homestand on Monday night against Minnesota.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption “That’s what I play for,” Harden said when asked about being compared to the Big O. “That’s what you play the game of basketball for, to be mentioned in the name with the greats. Obviously, I have a long way to go, but that’s what I put my jersey on for, that’s what I lace my shoes up for, to go out there and be the best that I can be and when it’s all said and done, be mentioned as one of the best basketball players to ever touch a basketball.”Harden had 26 points in the first half and reached 40 for the third straight game. He was 7 for 16 from 3-point range and made all 14 free throws. He regularly juked Pelican defenders off their feet to draw fouls, including two fouls from behind the arc for another easy six points.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“I’ve said it a thousand times — and I don’t think I’m wrong because I get to watch it every night — but you don’t get better than what he does offensively,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “No one’s better. Then he’s also coming up with steals and rebounds. I mean, he does a lot. I think people sometimes are just trying to look to find holes in his game — and I think everybody has a little something. He doesn’t make every shot.”Anthony Davis looked sluggish a night after scoring a season-high 48 points in a victory over Dallas, taking only five shots in the first half and finishing with 22 points. Julius Randle led the Pelicans with 23 points and 11 rebounds. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Wizards slip past Hornets but lose John Wall for season No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Houston led 77-76 after three and scored the first seven points of the fourth period, five coming from Danuel House Jr. on a reverse layup and an open 3-pointer. The Rockets extended their lead to 101-86 with 5:57 left, but the Pelicans went on a 13-2 run, with Davis scoring six, to cut the deficit to 103-99.With the Rockets leading 104-101 with 12.6 seconds left, P.J. Tucker, a 56 percent free throw shooter, made both foul shots to ice the victory.Harden torched the Pelicans for 17 points in the first quarter and added nine more in the second as Houston took a 53-50 halftime lead. Harden’s 26 first-half points were more than half of the Rockets’ scoring. The next closest teammate in scoring was Austin Rivers with eight.“I thought we did a really good job defensively,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “We say that, and Harden gets (41), but that doesn’t bother us because we knew that that was a possibility. I thought we did a good job everywhere else, but we just didn’t quite get over the hump with making a few plays down the stretch.”TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

MOTHER TAKE A STAND

first_imgSadly she does the greatest harmWithout a heart of care for anotherOnce her dirty pot is boiling it is okIf her kin gets bruise it means notBy the way her girl and pretty and hotOpenly you break up a woman lifeTo traffic your child right in your faceMothers Take A StandSomedays the act will trail the girlThe seeds we sow must be reapedThen her own tears will fill bucketsSorrow shall be her pillow at nightPictures of the past would flashbackPains mixed with regrets make shadesDiscourage the path of sugar daddyMothers Take A. StandDismiss the thrill of listening to newsBreak her family seal your girl doomBuild happy homes with a locked jawKeep your soul by keeping your mouthBe a positive role model to a daughterTeacher her good moves to win in chessHe only needs her for a few hoursMothers Take A StandShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Corruption 101: Liberian-style’ Book Free to Liberians, Author Announces

first_imgThe CEO and president of Liberty International Mineral Corporation, Len Lindstrom, on Wednesday, March 12, announced that Liberians, who want to get access to his recently published book entitled ‘Corruption 101-Liberian Style’ can now download it free on the internet.According to him, the book has drawn the attention of many Liberians since it openly exposes and documents the illegal activities of numerous executives, who have presided over the affairs of the nation’s natural resources.Mr. Lindstrom said his book is the talk of the town and number one conversation piece in the nation because it exposes government-appointed officials whose illegal actions amounted to the deliberate economic sabotage of his companies.He explained that the book detailed numerous events of his five long frustrating years at Liberty attempting to resolve issues with seven ex-officials of the Ministry of Lands Mines and Energy (MLME).The Canadian investor expressed the belief that rampant corruption has impeded the flow of much needed investment and greater development in the nation for the betterment of all Liberians’ lifestyles.Mr. Lindstrom recalled during the launch of the book several journalists asked where they could get a copy.In fact, the hunger for the book was so great that many people literally ran behind him, shouting, “The Corruption book-I need a copy of the corruption book!”  Unfortunately, it was impossible to place copies in the hands of the thousands of people who requested it since it sold at a cost of US$72 per copy.The CEO and president of Liberty International Mineral Corporation said that thought he was frequently offered US$100 to 200 for the book, he has not sold a single copy. Instead, he used the initial printed material as a means to make the international community and major institutional bodies aware of what was happening to him in Liberia.“The good news is that the book is now available to everybody on the internet. Because this is such an important issue to all Liberians, a website has been set up so that everyone living in the country to download it for free,” he announced.Mr. Lindstrom added the new website also contains a news feed which will enable the reader to follow the developments in the case of Liberty VS MLME and the Government of Liberia.Meanwhile, to download the book, simply log in to www.corruption101.net and fill in the order form.The website has been designed so that it is geographically sensitive; which means that it will recognize if your computer or electronic device is in Liberia.And if you are a Liberian citizen, the price of the book will switch to US$0.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Senate Committee Outlines Ebola Response Plans: Wants Secluded Ebola Hospital Outside City

first_imgA three-member Senate committee yesterday presented to the Senate plenary an “Ebola Coordinated Response Plan,” which it noted would help restore hope, rebuild the image in Monrovia and improve the situation in other counties.In the first of three plans, the committee is calling for the creation of a secluded and well guided hospital outside of the capital city.The committee is headed by Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Kangar-Lawrence  includes Senators John Ballout and Mobutu Nyepan.According to them, the hospital when created, would  include testing, isolation, quarantine, treatment centers, burial sites, warehouse, and staff centers.The field hospital approach would be extended to counties, using smaller units or smaller capacities.The creation of a  secluded hospital outside Monrovia, according to the committee, would further help reduce  Ebola activities in the capital city, reduce fear within the business community and restore confidence in the economy and cause airlines to feel safe to start flying into the country again.The plans, if adopted, will bring reduction in the spread of the virus, while suspects at those centers will be secured and not be able to escape.Making the power-point presentation, Senator Lawrence said the committee went as far as contacting several companies that are involved with the setting up of these field hospitals, something she claimed they have done in several countries to combat diseases.Senator Lawrence named one of those companies as BLUEMED, which she said is a credible company certified by the United States-based Center for Disease Control (CDC).The presentation portrayed  BLUEMED as the world’s leader in deployable medical supplies that are state of the art, scalable, portable and can be rapidly deployed to scenes  of virus outbreak. The  company is capable to support medical and  emergency management services, NGOs, agencies and governments.The management aspect,  according to the presentation,  will be handled by the international organizations, and the Red Cross.The CDC will be responsible for the testing center, the treatment center by Medicins Sans Frontiers, WHO and IMC; Technical support by Ugandans and food distribution by the World Food Program, while the isolation center will be handled by MSF/WHO/IMC. The burial of Ebola victims will be done by the Red Cross and ICRC, while the Ministry of Health will coordinate all efforts and health workers will serve as counterparts to ensure the training of Liberian health workers in the process.The Lawrence committee meanwhile is presenting a total budget of approximately US$16.6 Million for creation of the secluded hospital and other facilities in the counties.   In a breakdown, the committee said the cost for the entire Ebola Center is US$4,500,000; shipping by air is US$700,000; while eight testing centers will cost US$6,400,000. Montserrado County will have three centers, Grand Bassa, Nimba, Bong, and Lofa Counties will each have one center. The amount of US$5,000,000 will be used for health workers and supplies.Meanwhile, the committee will make a comprehensive presentation on Tuesday to allow the plenary make an input and the final plan will  thereafter be sent to the President.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cannot fool all of the people all of the time

first_imgDear Editor,Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, is reported by sections of the media on April 26, 2018 to have told the workers of Rusal: “The good news, however, is that the US reduced the sanction on RUSAL after realising that it will also affect thousands of workers, such as the 500 working in Region 10”.It seems that Minister Trotman is seeking to outshine his colleague, Minister Ramjattan, who is known to regularly put his foot in his mouth.To say that the US Government was not aware of the thousands of workers employed by Rusal prior to its imposition of sanctions is downright laughable. Certainly, a well-endowed nation as the United States would be aware of the ramifications of its sanctions prior to its imposition. It is because of the harshness of those consequences that sanctions were pursued by the Trump Administration in the first place.Based on several reported instances, it is my view that the re-looking at the sanctions by the US Government has nothing to do with its empathy for Rusal’s workers, whether in Guyana or elsewhere; but has more to do with implications for US businesses.As former US President Abraham Lincoln famously said: “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.”Yours faithfully,Patricia Persaudlast_img read more