Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ However, his strained thigh is putting his bid to be the PBA’s iron man in peril and is hoping for nothing but the best when he gets another check up this week.Ross said that he’s no longer feeling any pain in his hamstring but against his will, he is following his doctor’s orders to stay away from any drills.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“I shot a little bit but nothing crazy. I haven’t ran, I couldn’t sprint. I asked if I could do some bikes or swim, but they said no,” he said. “I’m just itching to get some sweat in. My trainer wanted me to get 21 days rest after our last game and we’re gonna go from there. Hopefully, next week I’ll do some strengthening and some recovery and hope that I’ll be ready.”It also doesn’t help that Ross, last year’s BPC in the Commissioner’s Cup, wants the reigning champion to test the mettle of the Bolts, who are always a force to be reckoned with in import-laden conferences. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES Standhardinger: ‘I’m not a rookie’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “Meralco is a tough team. Usually when they have an import, that covers their weaknesses. So they’re a tough team and we know that game is a tough game and I’ll try to get ready for that,” he said.However, if Ross won’t be at 100 percent at that game, he promised San Miguel that he won’t force the issue as he keeps his eyes locked in on the big picture.“If my body is not ready for the night, I got to be ready for the second game or the third game,” he said.“The main goal is playing at the right time in the playoffs. If that costs me missing a few games at the start of the conference, I got to be smart about it and listen to my body, listen to my trainers. Luckily now, we got a little more deeper with Christian (Standhardinger) and Troy (Gillenwater) coming in. We got a lot of help.”ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIf Chris Ross will have his way, he’ll be up and about when San Miguel opens its title retention bid in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on May 9 against Meralco.“That’s the goal. I don’t like missing games,” he said. “I think I missed one game two years ago and I was stressed. I’m really trying to keep my streak of playing alive.”ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments
As a farmer in Berbice continues to calculate his losses over the death of over 800 chickens, a team from theSome of the dead birds in the penAgriculture Ministry has employed measures to investigate the matter.Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Agriculture Ministry, George Jervis on Wednesday told Guyana Times that personnel from the Ministry will soon visit the farm and assess the situation.“What we will do is visit the farm, go and take blood samples and see what we can do about it,” the PS noted.Jervis further explained that officials of the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) are already investigating the report.“The Guyana Livestock Development Authority is on board; it is being looked at,” he told this publication.On Wednesday, this newspaper was told that the farmer again lost more birds and now remains with a mere 70 chickens.Even as the poultry farmer seeks to determine the cause of the mystery illness that continues to kill his birds, the Permanent Secretary from the Agriculture Ministry is denying knowledge the farmer was told of the unavailability of equipment to conduct tests on samples of the dead birds.Jervis told Guyana Times that the allegations are untrue as no official complaint was made to the Ministry. He expressed that he, neither his staff, saw any person lodge any grievances.On Wednesday, the poultry farmer’s plight came to light after this publication reported of a possible poultry illness outbreak in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).The death of the over 800 chickens prompted Regional Chairman David Armogan to request that the Agriculture Ministry investigate the mysterious illness.Previously, reports had surfaced of a similar occurrence where a farmer at Linden in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) claimed that 300 birds had died from a mysterious disease at his Linden farm.The Berbice farmer had explained that his birds started dying on June 19 when he discovered that more than 200 had passed overnight.According to the farmer, the Ministry was supposedly contacted and extension officers were said to have visited the farm and took samples from some of the dead birds.The farmer also stated that his brother went to the Agriculture Ministry to seek assistance for his plight. However, officials were reportedly unavailable. The allegation of the Permanent Secretary saying that the Ministry did not have the equipment to do the requisite testing was strongly denied.
– as local content, GSDS and security discussed at PSC corporate dinnerMinister of State, Joseph Harmon, on Thursday evening said the Private Sector and the Government of Guyana are not adversaries, but rather partners in development, who must work in tandem with each other.He made these remarks in an invited comment at the Private Sector Commission’s (PSC) corporate dinner, hosted at the Rotunda, Banks DIH Limited, Thirst Park, and added that such engagements are aimed at strengthening the relationship between the Government and the Private Sector, since the administration strongly believes that private enterprise is the engine of growth of the economy.Attendees at the Private Sector Commission’s corporate dinner“We believe that we have to set the regulatory and the other frameworks which would allow businesses to flourish, and to provide that good life for the people of Guyana that we are talking about. So this dinner here tonight is basically my meeting with some of the CEOs [Chief Executive Officers] of major companies of the country to discuss the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS), local content in legislation, and matters of that nature.“I know they will also want to discuss how crime impacts their businesses, so it is going to be a very interactive dinner. I am happy to be here to represent the views of the President and the Government, so that the Private Sector understands that this is what we are really about. If you have a well-functioning Government and a well-functioning Private Sector, then it rebounds to the benefit of the Guyanese people, and that is what we want,” he said.Last year, the Government, in collaboration with the Private Sector Commission, hosted a two-day business summit at the Marriott Hotel. The concept, a brainchild of President David Granger, sought to ensure that the interests of all business owners – including farmers, fisher-folk, miners, loggers, traders and workers – could be considered, and that the event would set up the basis for consultation rather than confrontation.An outcome of that summit was the drafting of the ‘Private Sector Commission’s Action Plan for the Sustainable Development of Guyana’. Minister Harmon received a copy of the Plan at the dinner, and noted that the Government is committed to perusing the document in its entirety, and engaging the Commission on it at the earliest possible time.“We will study this document, and certainly you will get the Government’s response to it in a short space of time, so that we can move this country forward. I believe that, for far too long, we have operated in little silos: the Government silo, the Private Sector silo and the Opposition silo; and it is time that we break down these silos in the interest of the people of this country. If – for no other reason, I think – if this document serves that purpose, then I think we would have had time well spent at that Conference,” he said. Meanwhile, Chairman and Managing Director of Banks DIH Limited, Clifford Reis, in a brief comment, said that while there are areas for the Government and the Private Sector to increase cooperation, the Private Sector must, at the same time, recognise that its role is not solely to criticise.“The Private Sector has a serious part to play in not only criticising Government, but it has to work with Government and develop the future of this country… It is about time we start working together. Let people know that we are one nation, one people, and that we have a good future,” he said. PSC Chairman Eddie Boyer, in an invited comment, said that the Commission appreciates the engagement with the Minister of State as it is his third engagement with members of the Private Sector in just over one week. Last week, Minister Harmon addressed the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) Annual General Meetings.“We have great hopes because the Minister of State has always given us a great sense of how the Government and the Private Sector ought to work together so we would be engaging him on some of the issues regarding the wider Private Sector and issues where we can play a part and the public-private partnership along with the fact that we have done a series of events together. At the end of it, we want to create employment, we want to see the Guyanese people benefit from jobs and benefit from the industries such as the oil and gas, which is coming on stream,” he said.
A 22-year old woman of Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara (EBD), took her own life on Monday morning after reportedly being the victim of domestic abuse at the hands of her partner.Dead is Tinesha (only name given), whose lifeless body was discovered hanging from the ceiling with her one-year-old child standing nearby.A neighbour, who lives on the upper flat of the two-storey building, related that hours prior to the incident, a heated argument had ensued between the woman and her partner.This resulted in several attempts by the Landlord to resolve the quarrels, the neighbour stated.“I know Sunday morning they were rowing bad before I go to church. The Chinese lady in front come and talk to them and then I heard that she come again because they had a bigger argument,” the neighbour said.However, she recalled that upon returning home in the evening, the woman and her partner, known only as “Kumar,” were at home.“Me ain’t really hear anything when I come home Sunday night. My daughter work and then she come home like around 12:30h. I didn’t hear anything, but you would usually see that light on and know that they’re there. Just after that though, we heard crying like about one o’clock Monday morning.”She noted that subsequently, cries were heard emanating from the house. However, according the neighbour on Monday, Kumar, shouted out for neighbours, claiming that he heard the child crying and when he went to check on the child, he saw his reputed wife handing from the ceiling. The neighbour said the couple moved into the house only six weeks ago. According to the neighbour, Kumar then called Tinesha’s family, who did not believe that she was dead.“He called her parents and they didn’t believe him, so he take a picture of her and send it to them and then they come with the Police.”Guyana Times was told by a neighbour that Kumar was an employee of a nearby welding shop and was very abusive to his partner.Another neighbour said that the woman faced daily abuse and they have since related this to the Police. A post-mortem examination is scheduled to be conducted today. Kumar is currently in Police custody.
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The Arsenal executives, who are responsible for choosing the new manager, are also understood to be holding talks on Thursday.They are expected to include chief executive Ivan Gazidis, head of football relations Raul Sanllehi and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat.Gazidis wants the successful candidate to fulfil a head coach role to fit into the club’s new management structure.Arteta is assistant coach at Manchester City and Pep Guardiola said he will not stand in the 36-year-old’s way if he is offered the Arsenal job.It is understood the Spaniard will be allowed to bring in his own backroom staff.Arsenal want to make an appointment before the World Cup begins next month.–By Sky Sports–0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mikel Arteta could succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal managerLONDON, United Kingdom, May 17 – Arsenal will hold talks with Mikel Arteta on Thursday about becoming their new manager, according to Sky sources.Former Gunners midfielder Arteta is the leading candidate to succeed Arsene Wenger and if appointed, he would be handed a transfer budget in the region of Sh6.7 bn (£50m) this summer.
QUIZ: Congratulations to Kilmacrennan NS on winning the schools quiz recently. They now progress to the Ulster finals along with Scoil Iosagain (Buncrana); Meenaneary & Lurgybrack. The ulster final is on in the Armagh City Hotel on Tues. 27th March.Football Championship Results: Roinn 1 (Section 1) Winners – Gaelscoil, Leitir Ceanainn (Boys) & Lurgybrack NS (Girls)Roinn 3 (Northwest) Winners- Kilmacrennan NS (Boys) & KIlmacrennan NS (Girls)Roinn 3 (Inishowen) Winners- Gaelscoil, Buncrana (Boys) & Bridgend NS (Girls)Roinn 4 (East) Winners- Drumkeen NS (Boys) & St. Baithins NS (Girls) Roinn 4 (Northwest A)- Downings NS (Boys) & Termon NS (Girls)INDOOR COMPETITIONS:Schools who have entered the boys (hurling) or girls (football) competitions will be notified shortly of the details regarding the competiton.WEBSITE: The board have recently launched a new website. The address is cumanndonegal.comRESULTS: All football divisions should be completed by now. Teachers are kindly asked to email all results from football competitons to Mel O’Donnell (PRO) ASAP at email@example.comMEETING: there will be a committee meeting in Heaneys, Ballybofey on Thurs. 22nd March @ 5.30pm GAA: ALLIANZ CUMANN NA mBUNSCOL NOTES was last modified: March 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: ALLIANZ CUMANN NA mBUNSCOL NOTES
DONEGAL players had a starring role as Ulster overcame Munster by a single point in the Martin Donnelly inter-provincial semi-final today.The northerners ran out winners by 1-14 to 1-13.Ulster had a storming first half, which was reflected in the score at the break 1-11 to 0-06, Tyrone’s Martin Penrose finding the net before Donegal’s Eamonn McGee scored a lovely point. Sean Cavanagh also had a great first half, playing well off McHugh.Within moments of the re-start Munster began their comeback with Donnacha O’Connor netting from a penalty.And Ulster’s grip on the game slid further when David Gibney was sent off for a second yellow card offence.Munster edged into the lead by a point but Ulster weren’t giving up and scored two in a row to just edge the game by the narrowest of margins. Ulster Football Squad: Kieran McKeever (Armagh), Kevin Niblock (Antrim), Tommy McElroy (Fermanagh), Brendan McVeigh, Paul McComiskey, Mark Poland, Benny Coulter (all Down), Darren Hughes (capt), Kieran Hughes, Conor McManus (all Monaghan), David Gibney, Gearoid McKiernan (both Cavan), Pascal McConnell, Joe McMahon, Sean Cavanagh, Martin Penrose, Peter Harte, Cathal McCarron, Justin McMahon, Connor McAliskey (all Tyrone), Michael Murphy, Neil McGee, Eamon McGee, Mark McHugh (all Donegal), Chrissy McKaigue, Dermot McBride (both Derry).Munster Football Squad: Noel O’Leary (Captain), Paudie Kissane, Paul Kerrigan, Aidan Walsh, Colm O’Neill, Donncha O’Connor, Eoin Cadogan (all Cork), Tony Grey, Maurice O’Gorman, Paul Whyte, Gary Hurney (all Waterford), Ger Collins, John O’Riordan, Thomas Lee, Seamus O’Carroll (all Limerick), Alan Clohessy, Gary Brennan, Rory Donnelly (all Clare), Brendan Kealy, Marc Ó Sé, Aidan O’Mahony (all Kerry), Paul Fitzgerald and Paddy Codd (both Tipperary).DONEGAL PLAYERS STAR AS ULSTER BEAT MUNSTER IN INTER-PROVINCIAL was last modified: February 17th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL PLAYERS STAR AS ULSTER BEAT MUNSTER IN INTER-PROVINCIAL
Discussions at The Future of Education Summit included a focus on higher education and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It was the third iteration of the annual gathering.Gauteng Premier David Makhura is one of the speakers at The Future of Education Summit on 29 November 2017 in Johannesburg. He says Africa’s most important resource is its youth. “For us to make the economy better, we must first invest in skills and then invest in infrastructure.” (Images: Melissa Javan)Melissa JavanRegulations and investment in education by the public and private sectors were among the topics on the agenda at The Future of Education Summit.Rakesh Wahl, co-founder of ABN Group and founder of the summit, welcomed guests to the gathering. He said there was a diverse group of speakers that included people from local and international universities. Held on 29 November 2017 in Sandton, it was the third annual summit.Challenges that needed to be addressed in education included overcrowding, underfunding and quality concerns, Wahl said.Gauteng Premier David Makhura was the opening speaker, and the keynote speech was given by former public protector Thuli Madonsela.Support systems for studentsFormer public protector Thuli Madonsela is the keynote speaker at The Future of Education Summit on 29 November 2017 in Johannesburg. Just with a matric certificate you are four times more likely to be employed, she says. Education is a leveller. “Education improves our logic and rationality. [Also] it often gives us the power to communicate effectively.”Advocate Madonsela said education was a leveller. Had it not been for education, she would have followed in her mother’s footsteps – become a domestic worker and then an informal trader.She also spoke about the support systems students needed, giving by way of example a student whose registration fee of R5,000 was paid by members of his community. He had neither books nor accommodation, and lived in a bathroom for disabled people while studying.While financial support was important, emotional support also needed to be given. While she was studying at Harvard University in the United States, said Madonsela, professors regularly phoned her to ask how she was doing.“What support systems do we bring into this when you bring students to university?” she asked, urging those that gave scholarships “to not have strict criteria for students to pass”. Years ago, a pass would be enough but nowadays students needed a certain percentage to pass when they had a scholarship.Madonsela also encouraged South Africans to find local companies to create and fix their tech hardware, such as computers.Guests tweeted comments from the summit:Advocate @ThuliMadonsela3 says we disempower our children by training them to be seekers of jobs, when we should be equipping them to be creators of jobs. This will ensure continued economic opportunities. #FOESummit2017 #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/MiawglZGrc— Jamaine Krige (@jour_maine) November 29, 2017Education should prepare our youth to be able to solve world problems and not prepare them only for a job. @SPARKSchools #FOESummit2017— Stacey Brewer (@stace_d_brewer) November 29, 2017Education must be adapted to meet the needs of technological advancements which are re-shaping the business landscape. Africa should incorporate some of the best international trends into our curricula #FOESummit2017 pic.twitter.com/l5PsZ98gtQ— Monash South Africa (@Monash_SA) November 29, 2017We need to expand the technology and reduce the cost of data for students.Also, the access and downloading of intellectual property is important. – Dr Hershel’s Narsee#FOESummit2017— Olwethu Leshabane (@Olwe2Lesh) November 29, 20176 ways of assessing the education system; access, equity, quality, relevance, success, efficiency, says Dr. Hersheela Narsee @forbesafrica #FOESummit2017 pic.twitter.com/uscelvATYY— vivian onano (@vivianonano) November 29, 2017Panel discussionsIn the panel discussion “The future of higher education”, panellists spoke about issues such as blended education, how the landscape of higher education had changed, distance education and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.“We have to educate young and old people for what’s coming [in terms of the Fourth Industrial Revolution],” said Prof Tshilidzi Marwala, vice-chancellor of the University of Johannesburg. “We need to train people for skills they might use in the future.“It would be expensive to do so.”In terms of blended education, he said 4,500 of the 50,000 students at his university were from outside South Africa. “We want our local students to interact with other students on how they approach problems.”The panel at The Future of Education Summit on 29 November 2017 in Johannesburg is, from left, Dr Hersheela Narsee, Prof Tshilidzi Marwala, Prof Mark E Smith, Prof Seth Kunin and Bronwen Nielsen.Dr Hersheela Narsee, director of research co-ordination and policy support in the Department of Higher Education and Training, said technology was going to be key for the future. We must facilitate online learning better.“About 42% of students study through distance education in South Africa.”Access to laptops and data was important for these students, she said. “Reducing the cost of data is one of the issues we have to address with the private sector.”Narsee also said the department was keen to develop open learning resources that would give students access to data.Prof Seth Kunin, deputy vice-chancellor of the International Curtin University, said the way education was delivered was going to change. He spoke about online learning being the future and said: “It won’t be passive, it will be active.”The higher education curriculum should not only be fit for industry, the professor added. “People should be trained to be creative and to be creators of knowledge, to be innovators.”Other panel discussions included “The impact of regulation and policy on higher education” and “The role of the private sector in higher education”.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.