MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Nadal set to seal year-end No 1 spot in Paris Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Though he’s bidding his professional career goodbye, Helterbrand said that he’s hoping to be one of coach Tim Cone’s assistants in the Ginebra coaching staff soon.“Hopefully, I’ll still be around and I can have a spot as an assistant coach or something,” he also said.But not right now, as Helterbrand is planning on taking some well-needed vacation before plotting his way back to basketball.“I think as far as it goes, I’m gonna take a rest from basketball for a little while, kind of miss basketball and come back later on,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LA Tenorio hugs Jayjay Helterbrand after Ginebra won the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter 17 seasons, Jayjay Helterbrand is finally hanging up his sneakers for good.The Ginebra playmaker announced his retirement in an interview with CNN Philippines, ending his legendary run with the Gin Kings.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “This is one of the most special ones for me because it will probably my last as a player,” he said on Monday as he and backcourt partner Mark Caguioa made a guesting on the show after Ginebra’s back-to-back title conquest in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.Helterbrand also confirmed his decision when to INQUIRER.net.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSince coming to the league as a direct hire in 2000, Helterbrand had made a name for himself as he forged a partnership with Caguioa which was christened as “The Fast and The Furious.”He went on to win six titles with the franchise, one of which he was named as the Finals MVP. He was also hailed as the 2009 PBA Most Valuable Player, won two Best Player of the Conference awards, and named to seven All-Star Games, two of which he was cited as the All-Star Game MVP. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) has begun its fourth sub-study in communities once affected by the Ebola Virus Disease with participants from 18 years old.A dialogue on PREVAIL’s sub-study known as PREVAIL-4 was held recently with nearly 100 men (EVD survivors and close contacts) in attendance in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.PREVAIL-4 is about the conduct of a clinical research through testing of the semen of men who came in contact with the disease to detect the presence or absence of EVD samples that could be responsible for the complications they are experiencing today.Giving details about the sub-study, PREVAIL’s head of social mobilization, community engagement, outreach and awareness, Mr. Bartholomew Wilson said it is important for Ebola male survivors to enroll in the study as it would help them know their own post Ebola status and get proper medical care with no cost attached.“It is good for survivors to take advantage of this sub-study because its life span is for 6 months and we have covered nearly two months,” Mr. Wilson said.He said men going for the test at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital should stop taking in alcoholic beverages and smoking.PREVAIL’s head of mobilization further explained that after an individual is proven positive of having samples of the EVD, within 42 days he will be enrolled in the Ebola Natural History Study which covers vaccine study.“Another is the neurological sub-study that is about testing the balance of an EVD survivor’s brain chemistry.“We write letters or display certain objects and ask a survivor to identify. In case he or she does not give the right information as a response in relation to the question asked we enroll the person in the Ebola Natural History Study,” Mr. Wilson explained.He said PREVAIL has six Liberians that are presently studying health courses at Harvard University and over 300 others have secured jobs and are now helping their households.Speaking earlier, the secretary general of the SKD Community, Mr. James H. Adams said Ebola would remain a national common enemy that everyone needs to be on the alert to fight against.“Let us not repeat the mistakes of the past such as hiding sensitive health information that led to the death of thousands of our fellow compatriots when Ebola took hold of our country,” Mr. Adams said.He called on EVD male survivors to go to the John F. Kennedy Medical Center to form part of the study so as to avert future recurrence of EVD along with its many complications.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
It is indeed interesting that while there appears to be an avalanche of orchestrated calls from various quarters for parties challenging the fraudulent election results to drop their charges and move on to the runoff elections, yet none whatsoever has called into question the integrity of the Chairman of the NEC, Jerome Korkoya, whose displayed incompetence and lack of integrity have brought the nation to the brink of crisis.It is even more interesting that President Sirleaf has maintained implicit confidence in an individual through whose actions she is now seen as the main culprit acting behind the scenes to ensure her chosen successor ascends to the high office of President of the Republic of Liberia.By virtue of his very problematic performance in the handling of the October 10 elections, which has veered the nation towards crisis, Chairman Korkoya should either resign or be removed from office.But for reasons highly considered suspect, President Sirleaf continues to maintain confidence in Korkoya. Additionally, the recent public statement by U.S. Ambassador Christine Elder expressing explicit confidence in the October 10 election results has apparently simply served to harden President Sirleaf’s seeming resolve to maintain the NEC leadership in its present configuration, never mind the host of integrity questions bedeviling the institution under his leadership.Were such a situation, as currently obtains, to occur in other jurisdictions around the world, Korkoya would have long since resigned at his own volition or faced the consequences of being fired.We all recall the honorable action which NEC Chairman James Fromoyan took following the 2011 presidential and legislative elections, when he inadvertently signed an erroneous letter concerning the outcome of those elections. He promptly tendered his resignation, which was accepted by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.But as it appears, Chairman Korkoya’s demonstrated arrogance and openly expressed contempt for the judicial process, for example: dismissing the complaints against him as baseless and unwarranted even while the hearings at NEC are ongoing, points ominously to behind the scenes support coming from the very top.All things considered, can President Sirleaf realistically expect the parties, especially her own Unity Party, to place their trust in Chairman Jerome Korkoya and have him preside over the runoff election, given all what we are now seeing from elections results posted on NEC’s website clearly revealing, for example, duplicate voter registration numbers, etc.?Hardly likely ever, because such would mean that the parties will have to accept the same fraudulent results obtained from a process characterized by a plethora of irregularities and fraud.We recall that the last two presidential and legislative elections of 2005 and 2011, respectively, experienced no such hiccups; they were free, fair and transparent! While it is important to note that the international community was heavily involved in the 2005 elections through direct elections support in terms of logistics and other forms of technical assistance, the 2011 elections were conducted with significantly less involvement of the international community and were virtually problem free.And so after two successfully held presidential and legislative elections, why does the NEC find itself unable to conduct elections, including compiling an accurate and credible Voter Roll, which invariably is the lynch pin on which free, fair, transparent and credible elections are held? This is a question that demands answers; and as the country prepares for the runoff elections, we call on President Sirleaf to restore credibility to the process by effecting changes at NEC, including calling on Chairman Korkoya to honorably step aside, or else.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– cooperating with investigatorsDays after a Boeing 757 aircraft operated by Fly Jamaica crash-landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), the airline in a release on Sunday stated that at this point in time, its focus was the repatriation of the 120 passengers who were onboard.The flight, OJ256 left Guyana for Toronto, Canada about 02:10h on Friday morning, but after encountering hydraulic issues, it returned to the CJIA where it crash-landed about 2:53h.The airline acknowledged the courage of all on board and, more specifically, those who were injured during the evacuation. They sustained spinal injuries while deplaning.The owner of the airline, Mrs Roxanne Reece and other executives visited the injured persons at the hospital on Sunday. Their conditions have been listed asThe Boeing 757 aircraft moments after crash-landing at the CJIAstable.Guyana Times understands that most of the passengers were transported to their respective homes in Guyana and some were checked into a hotel. In addition, a few have already left Guyana on a Caribbean Airlines flight.Fly Jamaica executives and the pilots on board the aircraft at the time of the unfortunate incident are cooperating fully with the authorities to find all the answers. “It is too early to comment on the cause of the accident, but we are cooperating…,” the release added.The airline also extended gratitude to the various agencies for their proficient response on the day in question. These included the Public Infrastructure Ministry and its head; the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA); the management and staff of the CJIA; the Guyana Defence Force; the Guyana Police Force and the Timehri Handling Service (THS).Although, the Guyana Fire Service was the first responders to the crash site, the airline did not recognise this owing to the fact that the firemen have caused embarrassment to themselves and the Fire Service for their despicable acts of theft.GCAA Director General Egbert Fields has confirmed that the Fly Data Recorder (Black Box) and the Cockpit Voice Recorder (Pink Box) are expected to leave Guyana today for decoding by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) of the United States.These two pieces of equipment, he added, are important to determine what transpired on the morning of November 9, 2018.Col Field assured that the airport’s operations have not been affected, as flights have been taking off and landing as per normal. He stated that the crash site wasInvestigators and other officials at the crash sitestill being processed.Meanwhile, the airline has said that it has opened its call centres around the clock, and was contacting passengers with flight reservations through November 14. Arrangements have been made with Caribbean Airlines to have the passengers transported to their destinations.On Friday at a press conference, the GCAA Director also stated that a team of investigators led by Paula McAdam has been conducting the preliminary investigations into the crash. The findings, he added, will take some time to be compiled and presented to the authorities.With respect to the accusation of theft, at least 14 firefighters who were implicated in removing several devices belonging to the crew and passengers are still being grilled by Police ranks. It is believed that as the firefighters got access to the aircraft, they removed the items.One of the firemen reportedly returned some of the stolen items while some were found at the Timehri Fire Station. Once found culpable, the men will be charged and placed before the courts.
By Rachel Jones STAFF WRITER The Golden State Pops Orchestra, which frequently performs at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, will mingle with supporters Sunday at a start-of-the-season fundraiser. The first event of its kind for the nonprofit orchestra, president Linda Grimes is hoping the “friend-raiser,” as they are calling it, will become a fun new way to kick off each season. If the event is successful, the orchestra may continue it as the new season kickoff. “I think there’s a lot of music lovers,” Grimes said, “and it’s a relaxing afternoon.” The first GSPO concert of the season will be “Halloween Fright Night 5,” on Oct. 27 at the Warner Grand Theatre. firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s a chance for us to visit with our audience,” Grimes said. The event, to be held at Boardwalk Cafe in Ports O’ Call Village, will feature a wine-tasting, silent auction and music by the Alistair Tober Jazz Quartet, as well as Lainie Nelson with Andy Howe. The wine will be provided by PRP Wines, and local restaurants will be offering samples of their food. Grimes and conductor Steven Allen Fox will be on hand to greet guests. “There will be good music, good wine and hopefully some good friends,” Grimes said. She and the other planners decided to call the event a “friend-raiser” because they thought it was more fitting. “We recognize that we exist for our audience, and the more friends of the orchestra we have, the bigger the audience is and more people come to enjoy the music,” Grimes said.
People are increasingly turning to gift cards as spending hours in a crowded mall looking for that last Xbox, iPod or Elmo grows less and less appealing. But shoppers should do a bit of research first. The gift cards that require the most diligence are issued by banks and credit-card companies. They can be used practically anywhere the issuer’s credit card is accepted, but they are often off-limits for stuff such as recurring bills, car rentals, pay-at-the-pump gas stations and casinos. More importantly, they expire, and the issuers tend to tack on fees. American Express gift cards charge a monthly service fee of $2 after a year and $5.95 to replace a lost or stolen card. The card has a “valid through” date – if it expires and you still have funds remaining, you can ask for a check for the amount, but American Express will deduct $10. Gift-card laws do vary across states, though – Bankrate.com recommends checking your state’s consumer protection department for details. In some states, an unused gift card counts as unclaimed property, so after a couple of years, the state can claim it. Here’s some state-specific fine print: American Express does not ship gift cards to Connecticut, Hawaii, Rhode Island or Vermont. Discover does not sell gift cards in those four states, plus Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Tennessee. Macy’s gift cards expire in some states, but not in California, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Bloomingdale’s gift cards also expire in some states, but not in California, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada.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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsDiscover doesn’t charge a shipping fee, but its gift cards deduct a $2.50 dormancy fee after a year of inactivity, and they expire after two years. You can request a replacement card for up to 90 days after expiration, but it costs $5. For Visa and MasterCard gift cards, the individual banks that issue them can provide you with fee information. Be sure to ask specifically about upfront fees, dormancy fees, fees to check your balance, and fees to get your balance back if the card expires. Gift cards issued by retailers are more restrictive in the obvious sense – the recipient can only spend them at the store – but they usually don’t have fees or expiration dates. So if you know where your friend likes to shop, a store gift card is probably a better choice than a bank gift card. If your friend is a big online shopper, ask if the gift card can be used for Web purchases. Home Depot Inc. gift cards, for example, can only be used for in-store purchases. The National Retail Federation said 92percent of the leading retailers have no gift-card fees. Of the 22 major retailers surveyed this year by online financial information service Bankrate.com, none charged fees for their gift cards, and only Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s had expiration dates.
Last season the Premier League saw many a debut from an exciting young player.The likes of Marcus Rashford and Kelechi Iheanacho proved crucial last season for Manchester United and Manchester City, respectively, pitching in with match-winning goals when the more experienced failed to deliver.So we’ve decided to take a look at the best teenagers on show in England’s top flight.Check out our top 10 of the finest youngsters to offer in the Premier League by viewing the slideshow above. 10 10 10 7. Sheyi Ojo, 19 (Liverpool) – Ojo is one of Liverpools most exciting young players and is also starring for Englands Under-19 side. With Jurgen Klopp keen on establishing his wide players, the 19-year-old could feature in the Reds plans for next season. 10 3. Kelechi Iheanacho, 19 (Manchester City) – Iheanacho was a surprise performer last season, scoring eight goals for City under Manuel Pellegrini. As with Mourinho, pressure could be on Pep Guardiola to see the striker continue his development in the senior squad. 10 10. Dominic Solanke, 18 (Chelsea) – Solanke has developed quite a reputation in Chelseas youth teams, but his chances in the first team have been few and far between. Its now down to Antonio Conte to see the forward develop. Another loan move is expected, however. 6. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, 19 (Manchester United) – Borthwick-Jackson was one of several youngsters to catch the eye of former United boss Louis Van Gaal, earning his debut under the Dutchman. He signed a new contract in May until 2020 and Jose Mourinho will come in for criticism from those who celebrate the Red Devils’ history of giving youth a chance, if the young defender is marginalised from his first team plans. 9. Lewis Cook, 19 (Bournemouth) – Cook emerged as one of the Championships hottest players and won the Football League’s Young Player of the Year award in April. The midfielder was recently snapped up Bournemouth and plenty are eagerly awaiting his Premier League debut. 2. Reece Oxford, 17 (West Ham United) – The 17-year-old stunned the top flight with his performance against Arsenal on the opening day of last season and hes been a hot topic since. Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly considering a bid for the £15m-rated midfielder, such is his perceived potential. 5. Ben Chilwell, 19 (Leicester City) – Chilwell came through the ranks at Leicester and many are tipping the left back for a bright future. Arsenal and Liverpool have been credited with interest for the 19-year-old, but the Foxes will want to keep hold of the youngster. 10 8. Joe Gomez, 19 (Liverpool) – In a huge blow for the player and his club, Gomez suffered a season-ending anterior cruciate injury mid-October, spoiling his debut campaign at Anfield. An Achilles setback means hell miss the start of next term, but he has vowed to return stronger. He is tipped as one for the future on Merseyside. 4. Timothy Fosu-Mensah, 18 (Manchester United) – The 18-year-old was handed his debut under Louis van Gaal and quickly impressed the Old Trafford faithful. He has proven he can hold his own in the Premier League, and with the right back position far from settled, he could feature under Jose Mourinho. 10 10 10 10 1. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) – Rashford netted the winner against Manchester City to propel himself into stardom
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake women’s tennis team opened Missouri Valley Conference action with a 5-2 win over Northern Iowa on Saturday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.The Bulldogs began the day with a dominating performance over the Upper Iowa Peacocks in the morning, winning 4-1.Drake jumped on the Peacocks early by winning a doubles point as Summer Brills and Tess Herder cruised past Kelly Jachymowski and Anna Okolot, 6-1 at the No. 2 spot and Maddie Johnson and Joely Lomas defeated Saki Kawabata and Isabella Sella, 6-1.Herder didn’t waste any time giving the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead when she routed Jachymowski 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 3 spot. Brills topped Sella 6-3, 6-2, while Lomas defeated Linn Sorman 6-0, 6-3 to clinch match point for the Bulldogs.In the nightcap, Drake got out to another great start and once again won the doubles point. Mela Jaglarz gave the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead with a straight sets win over Sydney Wolfe, 6-4, 6-0 at the No. 5 spot. Herder extended Drake’s lead with a dominating performance over Astrid Santos, 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3. Brills clinched the match for the Bulldogs with a 6-0, 2-6, 6-2 win over Elvira Lopez at No. 2.The Bulldogs return to action on Wednesday, March 30 when they host Iowa at 3 p.m. Drake 4, Upper Iowa 1Mar 26, 2016 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Tennis Center) Singles competition1. Johnson, Maddie (DU) vs. Kawabata, Saki (UIU) 6-1, 4-3, unfinished2. Brills, Summer (DU) def. Sella, Isabella (UIU) 6-3, 6-23. Herder, Tess (DU) def. Jachymowski, Kelly (UIU) 6-0, 6-04. Lomas, Joely (DU) def. Sorman, Jemina Linn (UIU) 6-0, 6-35. Jaglarz, Mela (DU) vs. Okolot, Anna (UIU) 7-5, 1-0, unfinished6. No player (UIU) def. No player (DU), by default Doubles competition1. Lomas, Joely/Johnson, Maddie (DU) def. Kawabata, Saki/Sella, Isabella (UIU) 6-22. Brills, Summer/Herder, Tess (DU) def. Jachymowski, Kelly/Okolot, Anna (UIU) 6-1 Match NotesOrder of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,3,2,4) Drake 5, Univ. of Northern Iowa 2Mar 26, 2016 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Tennis Center) Singles competition1. Johnson, Maddie (DU) def. Stroobant, Jieke (UNI) 6-2, 6-7, 1-0 (10-8)2. Brills, Summer (DU) def. Lopez, Elvira (UNI) 6-0, 2-6, 6-23. Herder, Tess (DU) def. Santos, Astrid (UNI) 6-2, 6-24. Kemper, Gisela (UNI) def. Lomas, Joely (DU) 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 1-0 (10-5)5. Jaglarz, Mela (DU) def. Wolfe, Sydney (UNI) 6-4, 6-06. Small, Eve (UNI) def. No player (DU), by default Doubles competition1. Lomas, Joely/Johnson, Maddie (DU) def. Stroobant, Jieke/Lopez, Elvira (UNI) 6-42. Brills, Summer/Herder, Tess (DU) def. Santos, Astrid/Kemper, Gisela (UNI) 7-5 Match NotesOrder of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,5,3,2,1,4) Print Friendly Version
Buncrana town councillor Ciaran McLaughlin has said the government cannot shift blame for the property tax debacle onto the revenue commissioners.After Revenue Commissioner Josephine Feehily answered TDs’ questions on the property tax, Mc Laughlin said Ms Feehily quite rightly pointed out the limitations Revenue faces in implementing this tax on family homes.“The government rushed through this legislation because it knew it was unpopular and unfair.They cannot now shift the blame onto revenue for their rushed legislation. “Sinn Féin remains opposed to the tax and will repeal it in government. In friday’s committee labour and fine gael TDs tried to pass the buck on this shambles and take ownership of the problem and refused to take responsibility for the mess. This charade will not fool the tens of thousands who will struggle to pay this unfair tax now or next year.“This is a tax proposed by fianna fail and implemented by the labour party and fine gael.No amount of shifting blame onto civil servants can hide that fact . The government must take full responsibility and repeal the property tax.” GOVERNMENT PASSING BUCK TO REVENUE – McLAUGHLIN was last modified: November 10th, 2013 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:Cllr Ciaran McLaughlinRevenue Commissioner
There were heartbreaking scenes today as brave Michael McGrath was laid to rest.The 40-year-old teacher bravely fought bowel cancer for a number of months before finally passing away last week.A huge fundraising campaign for the Listillion man saw more than €160,000 raised to send him to Austria before Christmas for specialist treatment. But despite a gallant fight, Michael finally passed away at the Donegal Hospice surrounded by his loving family.His funeral mass was held at the Church of the Irish Martyrs today during which Michael was recalled with much love and affection by all who knew him.A guard of honour was given to Michael as his coffin entered the church as friends from far and near gathered to say a final farewell.Fr Brian Quinn said Michael had enriched the lives of so many people. Michael’s heartbroken wife Susan, whom he had met after a Dublin and Donegal game at Croke Park, brought the couple’s wedding album to the altar as an offertory.Other offerings including the match ball from yesterday’s Donegal and Galway GAA game to represent the love Michael had of sport but especially the GAA.Fr Quinn added that it is now that Susan, the couple’s young son Senan and Michael’s family will need the support of those around them.Heartbreak as brave Michael McGrath laid to rest was last modified: February 6th, 2018 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:cancerfuneralletterkennymichael mcgrath