Lady Chiefs dedicate crown to mourning coach Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study “It was very evident in this game,” Austria said of his Beermen’s Game 4 fire. “We didn’t play with that, we had very low energy in the last two games and we lost. I told the players that you need to exert all your effort and match their intensity and we can win.”Larry Fonacier scored 15 points and Jason Castro 13 for the Texters, who never got going the way they did in Game 3 Sunday night and dropped into a hole they never got to climb out of.Austria, though, refuses to buy suggestions that his team is now back playing the favorite, a tag the Beermen were given after coming into the series with an 11-game winning streak dating back to the elimination round.“We don’t look at it that way,” Austria said when asked if San Miguel will be the favorite in Game 5. “I just know that this is a game of adjustments. They will plot things against you for the next game, try to anticipate your adjustments.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte MOST READ San Miguel coach Leo Austria is wary of how the rest of this series will go and wants his boys to do what they did in Game 4, which he thinks is their best chance to bundle out the Texters.“We are both powerhouses,” Austria said after getting 31 points from Chris Ross and double digits from four others. “But this is a chess match, with each (coach) looking for an advantage (against the other). We have to play our game, like we did today.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Texters played their worst game of the series and got beaten early, when Ross scored 18 of his total in the third to boost the San Miguel juggernaut that had the Beermen taking a 60-38 lead.Ross’ effort did not escape Austria, who praised the entire team for “playing with the sense of urgency” after they had come into the game staring at a 1-2 deficit following two straight TNT wins. LATEST STORIES 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town PBA IMAGESShowing up with the energy and intensity that champions are made of, San Miguel Beer went out for blood Tuesday night and nearly sucked TNT KaTropa dry, scoring a 97-86 victory that leveled their Final Four series in the PBA Philippine Cup at 2-2 at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.After leading by as large as 22 points in the third quarter, the Beermen played with defending champions’ form and clearly grabbed the momentum and psychological edge going into Game 5 of this bruising series on Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown View comments
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (CMC):Head coach Dennis Lawrence has blasted the referee’s decision not to award Trinidad and Tobago a second-half penalty during their 2-1 defeat to Costa Rica in the CONCACAF final round of World Cup qualifiers here, on Tuesday.Jamille Boatswain went down in the area in the 51st minute under a challenge from a Costa Rican defender, but the referee waived away appeals for the penalty.With neither side able to score in the second half, the 2-1 half-time scoreline remained, leaving T&T with their fifth defeat of the campaign and closer to elimination.”First and foremost, I’m going to be careful with how I deal with the situation because I am not really happy,” Lawrence said following the game.”Congratulations to Costa Rica. In terms of our boys, I think we gave a tremendous effort tonight and I don’t think the result reflected the actual result.”I’ve got to question the penalty because I think the only people on the football pitch that did not believe it was a penalty were the officials.”
– Minister CummingsConstruction of the National Mental Health Institute is expected to be completed later this year and once opened, the institution would see a quicker rehabilitation of patients suffering from mental illnesses, for reintegration into society so that they can lead healthy lives.“What we want to do now is to ensure that persons are rehabilitated, where people can go back into society so they can have a relation with their families,” Junior Health Minister, Dr Karen Cummings said.She noted that the Ministry also planned to have the Psychiatric Ward at the Georgetown Public Hospital remodelled to better suit the needs of patients.Dr Cummings said the Ministry’s Mental Health Unit was also working with patients and their families for faster reintegration. She further noted that the availability of beds at the Georgetown Hospital’s Psychiatric Ward was an issue, since the area was small and beds were limited. However, she said the Public Health Ministry was currently unaware of patients being turned away from the National Psychiatric Hospital (NPH) in Berbice, as has been reported.That hospital has the capacity to house 240 patients, but is currently dilapidated. Former Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton had promised to have the Hospital reconstructed, but to date, there has been no move made. However, Dr Cummings said she was aware that funds were set aside for the reconstruction of the institution, but she was unsure of the progress made or the amount.Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen CummingsSeveral governmental and health organisations have condemned the state of the NPH and the delivery of mental health services in Guyana.A 2008 World Health Organisation Mental Health Report stated that the NPH was “in substantial disrepair and significantly below the standard of facilities that provide for physical health care, raising concern about equitable treatment of the mentally ill. There are no standards, protocols, policies, or guidelines for the use of psychotropic medications; the assessment, treatment, monitoring, and ongoing evaluation of patients with mental disorders; the charting of patient information; or the maintenance of health records. There is little national mental health data available for mental health service monitoring and evaluation. As a consequence, datasets of sufficient quality are not available to inform service utilisation or to provide quality assurance for mental health care.”However, the Government introduced the Mental Health Action Plan 2015-2020, which was said to be yielding results since Guyana dropped three spots on the world’s suicide index and was said to be making steady progress in the area of mental healthcare.Currently, there are five psychiatrists in Guyana’s public healthcare system, and they have clinics throughout the country. They have also embarked on sensitisation campaigns, and have planned to go into schools to raise awareness and eradicate the stigma attached to mental health issues.
“Lord help us!” said The Sun’s front page headline, slapped over a large picture of Rio de Janeiro’s giant Christ the Redeemer statue.Inside it ran a double-page spread headed “Amazon Pain Forest”, predicting a struggle for England in their June 14 match against four-times champions Italy in the humid northern city Manaus.The press were swift to label Group D the “Group of Death” — though Group B, which sets up Spain and the Netherlands for a re-enactment of the 2010 final, is also vying for the title.The Mirror ran a front page picture of Dyke making the “we’re dead” gesture, with the headline: “He thinks it’s all over!”For Matt Dickinson of The Times, the gesture “perfectly captured the story of England’s anguish”.Coach Roy Hodgson had hoped “to avoid a trip into the stiflingly sultry Amazonian jungle and a tough European opponent,” Dickinson wrote.“England drew both in their opening fixture, so if this was not quite Hodgson’s worst fears come true, it was all too close to the nightmare scenario.”Twice champions Uruguay and Costa Rica provide further dangerous opposition in a group described by the Guardian as “probably as treacherous as anything Hodgson could have dared imagine”.Hodgson had expressed his lack of enthusiasm for a trip to steamy Manaus, and it appears the feeling is mutual — after his apparently disparaging comments, the city’s prefect said he would rather play host to other teams.Darren Lewis of the Mirror was one of the few commentators to point to reasons for England to stay optimistic.“Ours is an England team with experience and creativity,” he wrote.“We have young players with pace, the rising stars we wanted to see at this level after we were humbled by Germany three years ago. We should be positive.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, December 8- English newspapers reacted with horror Saturday after England were doomed to play Italy in the sweltering Brazilian jungle, in a World Cup draw that also pits them against Uruguay and Costa Rica.For several papers, the reaction of Football Association chairman Greg Dyke said it all — upon hearing the news, he had been caught on camera drawing a finger across his throat.
Mike Ashley 1 Glasgow Rangers are to lend £10million from Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct firm, the cash-strapped Scottish club have announced.Describing their current financial condition as “perilous” in a lengthy 7am statement to the Stock Exchange, the Rangers board revealed they were in “immediate need for a substantial injection of capital” and Ashley’s offer represented their best option.The loan will be secured against Murray Park, Edmiston House, Albion Car Park, and the Club’s registered trademarks – but not Ibrox.The move spells the end of attempts by the Three Bears – wealthy fans Douglas Park, George Letham and George Taylor – to have their own loan offer accepted.It was their promise to match Ashley’s deal whilst demanding Ibrox remained unsecured that forced the Newcastle United owner to drop the stadium from the terms of his agreement.In return for the money – which will be paid to Rangers in two £5million tranches – Ashley will be able to nominate two more directors to the Light Blues board. His associates Derek Llambias and Barry Leach are already serving as chief executive and financial director.As well as that, Rangers will transfer 26 per cent of its holding in Rangers Retail Ltd (RRL).RRL was a joint venture set up by the club and Sports Direct, with Rangers in control of 51 per cent and Ashley’s company controlling the rest. Fans, however, were already concerned that it was overly beneficial to Ashley.Now as part of the new loan deal, the club has also agreed that from the 2017/8 season, for the duration of the loan, any future shirt sponsorship proceeds “will be for the benefit of RRL”.In their statement to the Stock Exchange, the board said: “The Board of Rangers announces that Rangers Football Club Limited has entered in to agreements with SportsDirect.com Retail Limited and associated companies, to provide a long term on-going credit facility of up to £10m.“The Company’s financial condition has been perilous for a number of months exacerbated by lower than expected match attendances. The Directors have implemented a cost cutting program with which they have made significant progress.“There is however an immediate need for a substantial injection of capital, and the Directors have considered a number of options.“The terms negotiated with SD (which are reversible in respect of the Facility) represent the optimum combination of quantum and duration of funding, allowing the Company time to arrange permanent capital which can be used for strengthening the playing squad.“The Facility is structured in two separate interest free tranches. £5million will be available immediately for working capital purposes and for the repayment of the credit facilities with MASH Holdings Limited which was entered into on 27 October 2014.“All rights and security associated with the MASH facility will be cancelled. The Club will transfer 26 per cent of the share capital in Rangers Retail Limited to SD for the duration of the Facility, which will be transferred back, at no cost, upon repayment of all outstanding sums owed by Rangers and its subsidiaries to SD. There is no specified repayment period for the first tranche of the Facility.“The Facility is to be secured by (1) a floating charge over the Club’s assets and (2) fixed charges over Murray Park, Edmiston House, Albion Car Park, and the Club’s registered trademarks.“None of the security that is being given to SD covers Ibrox Stadium, which is specifically excluded and remains in the full ownership of the Club, free from any security.“SD will also have the right to nominate two directors to the board of Rangers for the duration of the Facility, any such nomination will be subject to regulatory consent pursuant to the AIM Rules and other regulatory bodies“If the entire sum drawn down is repaid, the Facility will be deemed to be terminated, all security will be released, the 26 per cent of RRL will revert to the Company and all rights of SD to nominate Directors to the Board of the Company will cease.“The second tranche of £5million, which repayable five years after drawn down, will be used, if required, for working capital purposes and is subject to due diligence by SD prior to drawn down.“The Company has also agreed that from the 2017/8 season, for the duration of the Facility, any future shirt sponsorship proceeds will be for the benefit of RRL.“RRL will declare a dividend of a total of £1,610,000 prior to the Transfer.“The Club will use the proceeds of its share of this dividend, inter alia, to repay sums owing to SD in respect of the cessation of onerous leases on unprofitable stores entered into by a previous Rangers management team.“The Directors would like to thank all the Rangers Stakeholders who showed an interest in helping the Company.”Chairman David Somers said: “The Board has sought for some time to establish a long term funding solution for the Company in order to create a platform of stability to build for the future.“This Facility begins this process and we very much hope that it will be augmented with further permanent capital in due course.“In addition, the executive team have made strides in addressing the cost base of the Company in order to improve our financial condition and working capital profile.“We very much hope that we can now move away from having to seek short term funding solutions and can focus our efforts towards investing in the first team playing squad, a return to profitability and to re-establishing Rangers in the top league in Scottish Football and in due course, to European competition. The Board now calls upon all shareholders to rally together to achieve this goal.”Ashley has now strengthened his grasp on the money streams entering the club, but the balance of power could yet swing away from him in the coming weeks if Dave King succeeds in routing the board at the general meeting he has called.
Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has emerged as a shock January target for Barcelona.The Dutchman joined Fenerbahce in the summer following three years at Old Trafford but has endured a miserable start to life in Turkey, starting just three league games so far.And now Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo has claimed that Barca are ready to offer the 32-year-old an escape route when the transfer window opens in January.Barcelona’s technical director Robert Fernandez travelled to Amsterdam on Tuesday to watch Van Persie in action for Holland in their 3-2 defeat against the Czech Republic.The striker, who came on after 39 minutes, was not at his best but still scored in the 83rd minute and is said to have impressed Fernandez.Barca want a viable back-up option for the first-choice front three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar and reckon Van Persie would fit the bill.The Dutchman, who became a firm favourite over the course of eight years at Arsenal, has previously stated that he would love to play for Barcelona.And he may yet get his wish with the Catalan club lining up a deal reminiscent of the ones that saw them sign the likes of Thierry Henry and Henrik Larsson, despite being past their prime. 1 Robin van Persie
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 He joined the LAPD in 1940 and graduated from a Police Academy class that included future Chief Ed Davis and future Mayor Tom Bradley. He was promoted to sergeant within four years, rose to lieutenant four years later and was a captain by 1952. His career stalled in the mid-1950s after he tallied the highest score on the exam for deputy chief but was found too young for the position. His next promotion came after the 1965 Watts riots when then-Chief William H. Parker appointed him coordinator of community relations with the rank of inspector. Under his leadership, community relations went from a 20-man operation to one that included 120 officers. After Parker’s death in 1966, Fisk had the highest score on the Civil Service exam, but the Police Commission chose Tom Reddin. Reddin resigned in two years to become a television news anchor and Fisk again scored highest on the exam, but the Police Commission chose Davis. James G. Fisk, a former deputy chief of the Los Angeles Police Department and also the first former officer to serve on the city Police Commission, has died. He was 91. Fisk died March 12 at his Hollywood Hills home, said his son, Steve. Fisk was best known for increasing the effectiveness of the LAPD’s community relations program. He also had the dubious distinction of scoring the highest twice on Civil Service examinations for chief only to be passed over for the job both times. Fisk, who was born in Winkelman, Ariz., grew up in Highland Park, graduated from Occidental College and earned a master’s degree in business from UCLA. Fisk retired in 1970 after 30 years on the force and Bradley named him to the Police Commission in 1973. He served on the commission until 1981. “He defended the LAPD when he thought it was right and took action when he thought it was wrong,” said Judge Stephen Reinhardt, who was a commission member at the time and is now on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. “He was very fair and well respected and objective.” After leaving the commission, Fisk returned to teaching at UCLA, which he had begun after leaving the force. Along with his son, Steve, Fisk is survived by another son, John, and four grandchildren. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
11 11 16. Rob Holding (central defender) 11 32. Chuba Akpom (left-wing) 2. Mathieu Debuchy (right-back) – Click the arrow above to see the predicted XI in squad number order 11 25. Carl Jenkinson (central defender) 11 11 9. Lucas Perez (striker) 11 11 11 15. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (central midfielder) 14. Theo Walcott (right-wing) 13. David Ospina (goalkeeper) 11 11 35. Mohamed Elneny (defensive midfielder) 3. Kieran Gibbs (left-back) 29. Granit Xhaka (central midfielder) Arsene Wenger is likely to make a number of changes to his Arsenal side for Tuesday’s EFL Cup tie at Nottingham Forest, with defender Gabriel in contention to make his first appearance of the season.The Brazilian has been sidelined with an ankle injury but Wenger believes he could play some part at the City Ground, although Olivier Giroud (toe) and Aaron Ramsey (hamstring) are still missing.The likes of David Ospina, Rob Holding, Kieran Gibbs, Lucas Perez and Chuba Akpom will be hopeful of involvement but Per Mertesacker, Danny Welbeck and Carl Jenkinson (all knee) are out.So who will start for the Gunners on Tuesday night? Click the right arrow above to find out.
The name of musician Frankie Kennedy will long live in the memory of musicians across Donegal.And yet again a host of names are set to honour the great flute player during the Frankie Kennedy Winter School which runs from tonight December 28th until January 2nd.Included among the line-up is the great friend of Donegal, Luka Bloom (aka Barry Moore), who will bring his unique brand of musical storytelling tot he North West once again. Music enthusiasts will travel from as far away as Germany, Japan and elsewhere to hear some spectacular sessions featuring some of the most gifted musicians around.There will also be classes in various instruments including the fiddle, tin whistle, uileann pipes, accordion and bodhran.One of the highlights of the winter school, which has been running since Frankie’s premature death in 1994 aged just 38, has been the Gradam Francie Mooney.This year’s award, which honours a performer who sings or writes in the Irish language, goes to Tyrone man and honorary Donegal man Paul Brady. All of the events will take place in the Gweedore region in many venues including Ionaid Cois Locha and Teach Huidi Beag.The first gig is tonight at Ionaid Cois Locha in Dunlewey with a great trad session – which can be seen live online at www.livetrad.com.EndsTHAW ARRIVES IN TIME AS FRANKIE KENNEDY WINTER SCHOOL GETS UNDERWAY was last modified: December 27th, 2010 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)