Graduating Alejandro laments not playing more years under NU coach Jarin

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set And Alejandro’s time under Jarin could last for just two more games after NU lost its eighth game in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament following a 101-76 defeat to defending champion De La Salle.READ: Green Archers lock up top two, blow out BulldogsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAlejandro finished with 20 points, eight rebounds, and five assists in a losing effort.“With coach Jamike it’s like a love-hate relationship, because even though he’s furious at you, you know that he loves you,” said Alejandro. “Even though he’s shouting at us, that’s just coach Jamike.” Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIEScenter_img Sablan downplays UST’s potential 0-14 campaign, says others had winless seasons before Alejandro’s affection for Jarin, though, doesn’t go unnoticed as Jarin plans to make their final games of the season special for his outgoing player.NU is currently in sixth place with a 4-8 record and is in danger of falling off the race to the semifinals.“We will dedicate these games to our senior captains J-Jay and Matt Salem,” said Jarin. “Of course, we are still going for the win but I’m disappointed with what is happening. We’re still positive that we can still pull out these last two games.”ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJ-Jay Alejandro has undoubtedly become National University’s heart and soul, and with his final season nearing its potential end, the senior regrets that he only played for one year under head coach Jamike Jarin.“When coach Jamike arrived at NU, it sunk in that I knew that this will be my last year,” said Alejandro in Filipino Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “It’s just unfortunate that we were only together for one year.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

PBA: Rain or Shine keeps top spot, trips Magnolia in OT

first_imgMarawi-inspired ‘Alab ng Puso’ medals await full Ironman finishers Reggie Johnson powers through. PBA IMAGESRain or Shine kept its place atop the standings after scraping past Magnolia, 99-96, in overtime in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Elasto Painters jumped to a 6-1 record to move half-a-game ahead of Alaska and TNT while the Hotshots saw their three-game winning streak snapped and fell to 3-2.ADVERTISEMENT “Overtime is better than losing, and basically I told them that defense will win us the game and we were able to make stops at the end.”Curtis Kelly was able to intercept Tiu’s pass to Reggie Johnson with 37 seconds left but Magnolia’s import didn’t fare better on the offensive end as Maverick Ahanmisi was able to strip the ball away and give the possession to the Elasto Painters.Rain or Shine’s ensuing possession eventually led to Tiu hitting the two free throws that put the Elasto Painters up 97-94 with 16.8 seconds left.Johson had 23 points, 18 boards, and two blocks for Rain or Shine while Raymond Almazan added 19 points and nine rebounds.Gabe Norwood finished with a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double to help the Elasto Painters while Tiu chipped in 10 points and four assists.ADVERTISEMENT Kelly, who debuted for the Hotshots, had 19 points and 15 rebounds while Dela Rosa also finished with 19 points on a perfect 6-of-6 shooting from the field.RELATED VIDEO Paul Lee was the first to hit in overtime drilling a three-pointer for Magnolia’s 91-88 lead but that quickly became an afterthought as the Elasto Painters jumped to a 7-0 run to take the 95-91 margin.Chris Tiu eventually iced the game from the free throw line converting all four of his chances to seal the victory.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 crownHeading into overtime with a blown seven-point lead, 86-79, Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia said they were in a good position to finish things off despite foregoing the chance in regulation.“I just told them that we’re okay, we were up before overtime but Magnolia always makes a comeback and forced overtime,” said Garcia. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View commentslast_img read more

Where are the missing audited accounts?

first_imgDear Editor,Four of the largest state-owned entities: NICIL, GuySuCo, GPL, and AHI (Marriott Hotel), have failed to: (i) have their audited account laid in Parliament (due by Sept 2019 for calendar year 2018); (ii)file their Annual Return, which includes their audited financials, at the Deed Registry (due by June 2019 for 2018). Both of these statutory requirements are set out in the Companies Act.APNU/AFC campaigned on transparency and accountability; their record shows the opposite. In fact, one must conclude that their failure to comply with the law is intentional, and is intended to hide the performance of these entities. And this is the tip of the iceberg. This pattern of delinquency – in failing to produce and publish audited financials for state entities and statutory bodies – extends across dozens of entities.The evidence is partly revealed in the Auditor General’s Report on the 2018 accounts. This AG Report was made public in January 2020 after it was delivered by the AG to the Speaker of the National Assembly in September of 2019.The evidence:NICIL:Page 41 of the AG report states the last year of audited accounts is 2013; financial statements for 2014 to 2016 have been submitted by NICIL, but the audit is not complete. No financial statements for 2017 or 2018 have been tendered to the Auditor General. It now appears that, as of Jan 2020, the last audited financials of the largest company in the country is 2013 (or seven years ago). The PPP ensured that financial statements were submitted for the last complete year of its office, in 2014, to the AG for audit before the 2015 elections.The audit for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 are all now outstanding. Where is the Board of NICIL or the Minister of Finance?NICIL consolidated accounts are also missing for many years. These accounts cover all its subsidiaries. There is no mention of this in the AG’s Report.GuySuCo:There is no mention of GuySuCo in the AG’s Report. Searches on the web indicate that the last audited account of GuySuCo is 2016. We know that at end of 2017, Government stripped out of GuySuCo, by Vesting Order, most of its assets and vested these into NICIL. But there are no audited accounts to show how this was done, and what is left in GuySuCo or how it has performed. Where is Chairman Clive Thomas during this period? Or the Board, or the Minister of Agriculture or Finance?Given the range of liabilities, the 2017 asset stripping without protection of creditors may well be illegal. We can therefore conclude that, for 2017 and 2018, there are no audited financial statements that are available, or that these are hidden from the public purview. There is also no annual report laid in Parliament for this period.Media reports show that GuySuCo production in 2019 of 90,000 tonnes was the lowest on record for this century or in the history of this company.GPL:Page 507 of the AG Report indicates that 2018 accounts are audited. This is good. What is not good is that these accounts are not in the public domain. In the last few years, GPL has stripped its website of its audited accounts, annual reports, and its filings with the PUC.Under the Electricity Sector Reform ACT (ESRA) and GPL’s licence, GPL is obligated to file a wide range of information with the PUC every quarter, and to hold public engagements on these matters. As a public utility, this is important. Apart from the compliance with the various statutes, public disclosure of financial information is extremely important. The PUC and GPL both have an obligation to ensure that this happens.Alas, disclosure and transparency both appear lacking at GPL, particularly in relation to its audited financial statements and annual report. Can GPL say which was the last year that its annual report was tabled in the National Assembly?AHI (Marriott Hotel):Page 507 reports the last year of audited accounts of AHI is 2015. Therefore, no audited accounts have been produced for 2016, 2017, 2018, or 2019 (not due until second quarter of this year). We are now in 2020. From all reports, the hotel is doing well, although the Entertainment Complex was never completed.For APNU/AFC, who criticised the PPP over NICIL, AHI, GuySuCo and GPL, the lack of producing and sharing audited accounts is a critical element of transparency, accountability, and disclosure. In fact, this is yet another broken promise from APNU’s manifesto. For all the criticisms, the PPP was considerably more transparent. And what lies beneath this lack of accountability is mismanagement, inefficiency, and inside/secret deals. All of this will be revealed in time.Finally, there were sections of the press that were attacking the PPP for accountability and disclosure. Why is the press now asleep with these glaring omissions in accountability and compliance with the law?Name withheldlast_img read more

Pediatric health center opens expanded facility

first_imgLA HABRA – Going to the doctor can be an uncomfortable situation for almost everyone, no matter their age. But for children, the sterile environment of a doctor’s office can be downright scary. At the Friends of Children Health Center, however, the atmosphere is decidedly child-friendly. The waiting room is filled with warm-colored, comfortable furniture. Games line the walls, and a rack is filled with children’s books. Even the examination tables have a whimsical flare: their bases are friendly-looking turtles and dolphins. What began as a request from a local school principal for children’s health services has evolved into a state-of-the-art, 4,000-square-foot health center. On Thursday, officials held a formal grand opening for the new Friends of Children Health Center, located on the first floor of the Institute for Healthcare Advancement’s Barnett Center, 501 S. Idaho St., La Habra. (The center actually opened its doors to patients last week.) “The old location was too small,” said Gloria G. Mayer, president of the Institute for Healthcare Advancement, referring to the clinic’s former home at Las Lomas Elementary School in La Habra. “Now we will be able to serve many more patients and no more waiting list,” she added. The clinic, which provides free- and low-cost medical and dental services to uninsured children, has grown from three exam rooms to nine and from two dental treatment chairs to three. And instead of just one doctor or nurse practitioner on hand to see patients from birth to 19 years, two full-time doctors and a nurse-practitioner are now on staff. “How beautiful,” Martha Gonzalez said as she walked into the center with her grandson, Juan Morales, 1, on Thursday. Gonzalez, who regularly took her eight children to the center at its previous location at Las Lomas, said that the doctors are very good and the staff is helpful. “Patients are impressed once they cross through the door,” said Patricia Gonzalez, a medical assistant. Mayer anticipates the center will provide medical services to 50 to 60 patients daily, as well as serving 12 dental patients per day. In addition to treating community residents on a sliding scale and providing on-going health education classes, the clinic now accepts private health plan insurance and Medi-Cal’s Healthy Families members. “At a time when health facilities are dwindling at an alarming rate in Southern California,” Mayer said, “it’s that much more important for us to continue to expand these health services for our community’s residents.” The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and from 8a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information or to make an appointment, call (562) 690-0400. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3027160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

No way! 8 pictures of footballers you’d never believe are the same age

first_img 8 6. Javier Hernandez (Real Madrid) and Robert Lewandowski (Bayern) – both 26 8. Diego Costa (Chelsea) and Nuri Sahin (Dortmund) – both 26 8 7. Joseph Minala (Lazio) and Alen Halilovic (Barcelona) – both 18 2. Manuel Neuer (Bayern) and Wayne Rooney (Man United) – both 28 8 Happy birthday, Diego Costa!Chelsea’s top scoring striker is, wait for it,  26 years old. When standing next to say, the fresh-faced Nuri Sahin, Costa looks a lot older but unbelievably, they were both born in 1988.And they are not the only players who look years apart, but their passports say otherwise.Click the arrow above to see more football stars you won’t believe are the same age.Have we missed any good candidates? Let us know by commenting below… 1. Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) and Hope Akpan (Reading) – both 23 3. Hendry Thomas (FC Dallas) and Ashley Young (Man United) – both 29 8 8 8 4. Lukman Haruna (Dynamo Kiev) and Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) – both 23 8 8 5. Arjen Robben (Bayern) and Fernando Torres (Milan) – both 30 last_img read more


first_imgSURF’S UP IN FANAD“Four Seasons in one day at Fanad today!”Monday morning and this week’s kids summer camp hit the water in fun 2ft waves, but shortly afterwards the heavens opened and the rain was torrential, but this didn’t stop the kids who were having a whale of a time!The surf report for tomorrow Tuesday 31st July is for small clean waves ideal for learning to surf or taking out a longboard on. Don’t forget our popular Stand Up Paddleboard/YOGA session is on Tuesday evening at 7pm, booking is essential as only 2 places left.IainFor more info please check our website or like our facebook page ONE SURF BLOG – FOUR SEASONS IN ONE DAY IN FANAD was last modified: July 30th, 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:ADVENTURE ONE SURF BLOG – FOUR SEASONS IN ONE DAY IN FANADlast_img read more

Rilion Grace Letterkenny club sweep the boards at NAGA Tournament

first_imgRilion Gracie Ireland – BJJ/MMA club, based in Letterkenny & Donegal Town, took part in the prestige NAGA tournament, which was held for the first time in Ireland, on Sat 3rd Sept, and the club swept the board with numerous medals from the Gracie Elite Team. The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is an organization started in 1995 that holds Submission Grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments throughout North America and Europe.NAGA is the largest submission grappling association in the world with over 200,000 participants world-wide, including some of the top submission grapplers and MMA fighters in the world. NAGA grappling tournaments consist of Gi and No-Gi divisions.No-Gi competitors compete under rules drafted by NAGA. Gi competitors compete under standardized International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu rules.NAGA also promotes MMA events which they term Reality Fighting. Competitors in NAGA competitions are broken into weight divisions and skill levels. Skill levels are further divided into a two categories, Adults/Masters/Directors/Executives, and Children/Teens.Gold medal winners were Mairead Coyle (Ramelton), TJ McMenamin (Convoy), and Stephen McGlynn (Ramelton) from the Letterkenny Club, & Gold medals also for William Timoney (Laghey) , & Emer Martin (Donegal Town) from the Donegal Town Club, to name a few. There was numerous other silver & bronze from other competitors, ranging from the kids, adults, masters, & directors divisions. Rilion Gracie Ireland, is run by Ramelton native Brian “Barney” Coyle, himself a European Gold medalist at brown belt masters divison, and bronze world masters medallist.The Letterkenny branch is Donegal’s only full time BJJ / MMA club. The Donegal Towns branch is run by Bryan Gorman of DT Fitness gym, whom is a European No-gi brown belt masters silver medallist. Both clubs run kids clubs, and beginners are always welcome. With the increased success of Conor McGergor & Joe Duffy, in the UFC, grappling & BJJ, is becoming more popular than ever before as part of any successful overall self defence art, and Donegal has one of the top teams in Ireland, for people to learn.Rilion Grace Letterkenny club sweep the boards at NAGA Tournament was last modified: September 5th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MMANAGARilion GraceSportTournamentlast_img read more

Picture Special: DYS youth clubs have lots of fun at Let’s Go camps

first_imgIt was a busy summer for DYS youth clubs all over Donegal thanks to AIB and Century Cinemas.  They jointly sponsored the ‘Let’s Go’ Summer camps for €1200, which took place throughout the county from Moville to Pettigo through the DYS Youth Outreach Project. Youth club members were treated to a wide range of fun activities over the summer.  Young people from age 8 to 18 took part in the camps which included a whole host of arts and crafts projects, sports, some indoor fun and games (the weather wasn’t always so summery!) and more. Lorraine Thompson, DYS Regional Director stated that “Donegal Youth Service is so appreciative of the support we received from AIB and Century Cinemas for our ‘Lets Do It’ summer camps.  We have had such a positive response from the youth clubs who took part and as you can see from the pictures the young people had a blast!” The Donegal Youth Service Youth Outreach Project provides a support service to affiliated youth clubs and projects located across the county.  A senior Youth Worker and a Youth Outreach worker provide support, and affiliation offers clubs access to a wide range of training for young people and adults, as well as participation in national competitions and events.For more information about this project please contact Donegal Youth Service on (074) 91 29630, email or visit  Donegal Youth Service are a registered charity.  Charity No.  CHY 15027. Picture Special: DYS youth clubs have lots of fun at Let’s Go camps was last modified: September 8th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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 Youth Servicelast_img read more

Chelsea again linked with Spain star amid reports of Barca talks

first_imgFormer Manchester United defender Gerard Pique, recently linked with a move to Chelsea, will discuss his future with Barcelona after the international break, the Mirror say. The Spain international is reported to have fallen out with boss Luis Enrique and the Mirror say Chelsea are monitoring the situation. United, meanwhile, are apparently keen to re-sign him.It is has been reported that Enrique would be happy to sell Pique, 25, but that Barca chiefs want him to stay.The Express claim Chelsea are looking to offload Andre Schurrle to Borussia Dortmund in an exchange deal involving Marco Reus.A number of other Premier League clubs are said to be interested in Reus, 25, including Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United.He is reported to have a clause in his contract enabling him to leave for £20m at the end of the season, but it is claimed that Chelsea are not only interested but want to sign him in January.Blues boss Jose Mourinho is expected to offer Schurrle in a straight swap, the Express say.And there continues to be speculation over the future of highly-rated Fulham youngster Patrick Roberts.The Mirror say Liverpool are stepping up their interest in the teenager and are looking to beat Chelsea as well as Arsenal to his signing.Liverpool are said to have watched Roberts three times this season and be willing to loan him back to Fulham if they secure his transfer.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Quiet day for 49ers, who add nine to practice squad

first_imgSANTA CLARA — The 49ers did not add players via the waiver wire Sunday but were able to place running back Jeff Wilson Jr. and safety Marcell Harris, among others, on their practice squad.Other players added to the 49ers practice squad were receiver Malik Henry, defensive linemen Jeremiah Valoaga and Kevin Givens, tight end Daniel Helm, linebackers Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles and Elijah Lee and guard Ross Reynolds.Wilson, who played six games for the 49ers last season, led the team with 178 …last_img