For the 1st time in over 20 years, the annual Phillip Vanderhyden AIDS Walk…

first_imgDear Editor,This year will mark 30 years since AIDS was first detected in Guyana and indeed the country has made many strides in reducing the spread of this virus in all administrative regions. But alas, there is a sad note on this milestone and that is for the first time in over 20 years, the annual Phillip Vanderhyden AIDS Walk will not take place on the last Sunday in October.At the beginning of the heavily funded AIDS campaign, there were over 30 non-governmental organisations which were directly involved in the “AIDS fight” and Lifeline Counselling Services was one such organisation which also hosted the annual AIDS Walk in October.Unfortunately, the NGO has little or no presence in the Guyana Civil Society landscape and hence no AIDS Walk. This is disgraceful and totally unacceptable. Where are the founders of this organisation? Some moved on to greater fields and no doubt turned their ungrateful backs on an institution which was a bedrock of the HIV fight. Shame!On October 28, there will be no AIDS Walk and a community marginalised by AIDS and related stigma and discrimination will continue to live in despair as to “who will be there for them”?Thank you LIFELINE for your fight over the years. Hope you can make a great rebound soon.Regards,Brian Singhlast_img read more

Ateneo closes in on PBA D-League crown, gets back at CEU

first_imgAngelo Kouame backs up against a defender in the PBA D-League finals game on Thursday. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Ateneo took a decisive 2-1 series lead with a commanding 67-52 victory over Centro Escolar University in the 2019 PBA D-League finals Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Despite a 25-minute rain delay, the Blue Eagles were able to weather out any disturbance with BJ Andrade’s three-pointer giving Ateneo a 63-39 lead midway through the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT This was a huge bounce back victory for Ateneo after a shock 77-74 loss in Game 2 against the Scorpions, who fielded just eight players.“We wanted to play better defense because we went a little bit away from our defensive system last game,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga. “We wanted to get that back for today’s game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“The mental adjustment of course was coach Tab [Baldwin] always reminds us to be present each game and that we can’t look past this one.”Thirdy Ravena led Ateneo’s offense with 12 points with eight rebounds but struggled mightily on his shots hitting just 4-of-17 from the field. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Tony Mitchell relieved as NLEX keeps playoff hopes alive with breakthrough win View comments Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Angelo Kouame was big for the Blue Eagles with 10 points, seven rebounds, and nine blocks.Maodo Diouf led the Scorpions with 19 points and 20 rebounds.The Blue Eagles can claim the title on Game 4 Tuesday at the same venue.ADVERTISEMENT Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBNlast_img read more

Tim Duncan returning to Spurs as an assistant coach

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It is only fitting, that after I served loyally for 19 years as Tim Duncan’s assistant, that he returns the favor,” Popovich said in the release.Duncan didn’t even get top billing in the announcement. That went to Will Hardy, who will be taking on an expanded role as one of the Spurs’ assistant coaches. Hardy has been with the Spurs since 2010, working his way up from the video room at first.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Will Hardy is a talented, young basketball mind who has earned a great deal of respect from everyone in the organization thanks to his knowledge, spirit and personality,” Popovich said.The entirety of the Spurs’ description of Duncan in the release was this: “Duncan, a 1997 Wake Forest graduate, played 19 seasons with the Spurs before retiring in the summer of 2016.” No mention of his rings, his 15 All-Star nods, his three NBA Finals MVP awards, his two NBA MVP awards or anything else. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duncan retired from playing three years ago, but has worked at times with San Antonio’s post players. He has long been one of Popovich’s favorites, even going back to 1997 in the days leading up to San Antonio taking Duncan with the No. 1 overall pick in that year’s draft.Popovich went to the Virgin Islands before that draft to get to know Duncan, and was immediately sold.“We lived on the beach for a few days and we swam and we talked,” Popovich said at Duncan’s retirement ceremony. “From that moment I knew he was a special individual because he basically talked about everything but basketball. And we’ve been the recipients of that intelligence and that outlook on life since he’s walked in here.”Duncan’s hiring and Hardy’s expanded role will help the Spurs replace former assistants Ettore Messina and Ime Udoka, who left earlier this offseason for new jobs. Becky Hammon and Chip Engelland are also returning as Spurs assistants.ADVERTISEMENT Floyd Mayweather named ‘special advisor’ to China boxing team FILE – In this Dec. 2, 2015, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, left, talks with forward Tim Duncan (21) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in San Antonio. Duncan is back with the Spurs, this time as an assistant coach. Duncan won five championships in a 19-year career with the Spurs. Popovich, in a release distributed by the team, says “it is only fitting, that after I served loyally for 19 years as Tim Duncan’s assistant, that he returns the favor.” (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)Tim Duncan is back with the San Antonio Spurs, this time as an assistant coach under Gregg Popovich.Duncan, the Spurs’ all-time leader in points, rebounds and blocked shots — and the only player to be on all five of San Antonio’s NBA championship teams — officially returned to the franchise Monday. The Spurs, per their usual style, made the announcement in a very understated way, not even putting Duncan’s name in the headline of the news release.ADVERTISEMENT Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Benefits of township living Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division MOST READ View comments Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists LATEST STORIES Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to stationlast_img read more

Former Fulham manager Magath defends Hangeland cheese therapy

first_img Former Fulham manager Felix Magath 1 Felix Magath has defended his spell in charge of Fulham and insists he still has something to offer to English football.The 61-year-old German was replaced by Kit Symons on Thursday with the Cottagers rooted to the foot of the Championship, with just one point from their first seven games.However Magath, who took over at Craven Cottage in February but could not prevent their relegation from the Premier League, told German news agency DPA: “I don’t have a guilty conscience.“I don’t want to sound arrogant, but I am convinced that English football has something to learn from German qualities. Sadly they’re not that prepared to listen. I think I still have something to offer English football.”Magath’s methods have come under fierce criticism from former players, notably ex-captain Brede Hangeland who was once told by the veteran boss to treat a leg injury by rubbing cheese onto the sore area.But the former Bayern Munich coach insisted: “I merely suggested it could be worth trying the old wives’ tale of applying quark to the injured area. I would never tell a doctor what to do.”Symons’ first game in charge of Fulham ended in a 1-0 home defeat by Blackburn. They face League One Doncaster in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.last_img read more

It could happen again! Former Southampton star admits new exodus fears

first_imgFormer Southampton star Francis Benali fears the club could have another exodus on their hands in the summer following their impressive performances this term.Ronald Koeman has led a rebuilt Saints side to fifth in the Premier League, despite losing a host of key players in the summer, including Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw who joined Liverpool and Manchester United respectively.But with their excellent performances the south coast club continue to receive interest in their players and right-back Nathaniel Clyne is the latest have his future speculated on as Man United lurk.And Benali, who spent 16 years with Southampton, admits he is worried they could once again see several stars depart.“It would be a concern [that another exodus could occur],” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast.“It will largely be dependent on where Southampton finish up at the end of the Premier League season but, in all honesty, there is always going to be that concern when you make leaps and strides to compete at the top of the table.“There is always going to be that speculation around players that are performing well and I wouldn’t expect that to be any difference come the end of the season.”last_img read more

The nightmare begins: Commuters urged to avoid I-5 gridlock

first_imgStill, Metrolink spokeswoman Denise Tyrrell said extra cars will be hitched to some trains and service is expected to be added into the midday hours between Via Princessa and Union stations. Overflow parking will be available at Hart Park, Saugus Speedway, Magic Mountain – at lots A1, A2, and A3 – and at 6th Street and San Fernando Road. Shuttle service will be available. “We’re telling everyone to wear comfortable shoes because commuters may have to stand and be prepared to wait,” Tyrrell said. “We’re asking people to be patient.” But Metrolink will be challenged to accommodate the influx of new riders. “They say there are 250,000 trips made through the Golden State Freeway, and that’s many more people than we can handle,” Tyrrell said. “We’re going to do our best. “We’re going to throw everything we can at it. But the best advice is for people to stay home.” The Antelope Valley Transit Authority also will be adjusting its bus routes. Route 785 will run earlier, departing from the Lancaster City Park at 3:15 a.m. and the Palmdale Transportation Center at 3:35 a.m. The buses that depart Lancaster at 5:55 a.m. and Palmdale at 6:15 a.m. will not run. Metrolink will honor Antelope Valley Transit Authority commuter passes on all of its Antelope Valley runs. Officials with Caltrans asked commuters heading to Santa Clarita from the Golden State Freeway to transition to the Antelope Valley Freeway, then continue onto State Route 138 to connect back to the Golden State. Those heading southbound on the Golden State should exit at Calgrove Boulevard and continue south onto The Old Road, which becomes San Fernando Road. Commuters can then continue south onto Sepulveda Boulevard to connect to the Golden State Freeway. Meanwhile, commuters on Sunday were trying to figure out ways to report to work today. Software engineer Phil Berlioz said he carpools from Valencia to work in Woodland Hills. “It’s looking pretty bad,” Berlioz said. “I wish we had a telecommute policy, but I guess I’m going to try my best to come to work. “I’m not so much worried about the next couple of days,” he said. “I’m worried they may close the tunnel for a couple of weeks.” Others from the San Fernando Valley say they may have to use creative ways to report for work in the Santa Clarita Valley. “I live in Canoga Park. Today was easy,” said Honorio Ortega, who works at Lily’s Cafe on Lyons Avenue in Newhall. His Sunday commute to work involved the San Diego Freeway, the Antelope Valley route, and The Old Road. “On Monday, it’s going to be much harder,” he said. (818) 713-3664160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Late Sunday afternoon, Caltrans officials opened the two-lane northbound I-5 truck route. The two-lane bypass is the only part of the freeway to escape damage in the Friday-night chain-reaction crash that shut down the Newhall Pass tunnel on the Golden State Freeway. But southbound I-5 truck lanes are expected to remain closed for a month, and traffic has clogged the region with many commutes that have taken twice as long as usual – or more. On Sunday, traffic crawled southbound on The Old Road, paralleling I-5. “There’s going to be no easy way to get to work,” California Highway Patrol Sgt. T.W. Lackey said. “Commuters have to find other routes and look at alternate modes of transportation. Metrolink’s a good bet.” But officials with Metrolink couldn’t promise a smooth commute, noting that parking at the three train stations in the Santa Clarita Valley – Newhall, Via Princessa and Santa Clarita stations – is limited and long waits can be expected for boarding. SANTA CLARITA – More than a quarter-million commuters will face their worst nightmare this morning: gridlock in the Newhall Pass. Traffic on streets and highways is expected to be bumper to bumper as a key section of the Golden State Freeway, also known as the I-5, will remain closed after the fiery chain reaction big-rig crash that claimed three lives over the weekend. California Department of Transportation crews worked through the weekend to be able to open southbound lanes for today, though officials cautioned commuters that they will be sharing the road with big rigs. Officials also encouraged drivers to consider alternative routes or public transportation. Bracing for back-to-work traffic, Metrolink officials said Sunday they would add additional train cars and routes to handle thousands of motorists who opt for public transit rather than face the congested roadways. last_img read more

Chinese group Fosun International complete £45million Wolves takeover

first_img Chinese group Fosun International have completed their £45million takeover at the Molineux 1 Chinese group Fosun International have completed their £45million takeover of Wolves, the club have announced. The Championship side have been up for sale since 2015 and Fosun will pump up to £30million into the club over the next two years as part of the deal.The investment group has links with super-agent Jorge Mendes who represents Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo and has stakes in travel agent Thomas Cook, among other interests.Fosun will have a football board of four people with Jeff Shi, who led the negotiations on behalf of Fosun, becoming the club’s representative. Sky Sun will join him with local businessmen John Bowater and John Gough remaining as non-executive board members.“We are delighted to have completed the deal to become the new owners of such a famous and historic club as Wolves,” said Shi.“Football is enjoying a huge growth in China and, of course, is England’s national sport. As part of our strategy, it makes perfect sense to buy a great football club.“Our goal is crystal clear: we will do our very best to help take Wolves back to the Premier League as soon as possible and to stay there. We believe the club and the fans belong at the top of English football and getting there is our first and top priority.”Chief executive Jez Moxey has been managing the club on a day-to-day basis but will leave in three months after overseeing the transition and Wolves are looking for his replacement.Former owner Steve Morgan bought Wolves for £10 from Sir Jack Hayward in 2007 with the promise of investing £30million into the club. He added: “It is the right time to be handing the baton on to someone else to take Wolves forward, and to that end I am delighted to have completed the transfer in ownership to Fosun International Group.“Leaving the right legacy is hugely important to me and I am delighted that as part of my deal with Fosun they have made a commitment to invest between £20-£30m over the next two years into the club.”The future of manager Kenny Jackett, who is currently in Ireland with the squad, is also in doubt.The 54-year-old is understood to have told the team earlier this month that the takeover was going ahead and he had been given no assurances over his future. Wolves finished last season 14th in the Championship, their second season back in the division after winning League One in 2014.last_img read more

Striker wanted by West Ham is going nowhere, insists agent

first_img1 Carlos Bacca The agent of West Ham target Carlos Bacca says his client wants to stay at AC Milan after rejecting offers from China. The Hammers tried and failed to lure the striker to East London in the summer but have continued to track him.Chinese Super League clubs have also been eyeing Bacca, with a number of teams keen to strengthen before their transfer window closes at the end of February.Tianjin Quanjian, who are coached by Italy legend Fabio Cannavaro, are one of those reportedly interested in the Colombian and they are ready to give him a huge pay rise.But now the 30-year-old’s agent, Sergio Barila, has revealed his client has no plans to leave the San Siro.“Carlos is very happy at Milan,” Barila told MilanNews. “The club and the coach (Vincenzo Montella) are satisfied with him.“In January, several European clubs were interested in him, but now several Chinese clubs have asked for information, and they’ve offered very lucrative contracts, a lot of money.“The message is that Carlos wants to stay at Milan, he’s not evaluating other situations.”last_img read more

TV producer Spelling dies at age 83

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2During the 1970s and 1980s, Spelling provided series and movies exclusively for ABC and is credited for the network’s rise to major status. Jokesters referred to it as “The Aaron Broadcasting Company.” Success was not without its thorns. TV critics denounced Spelling for fostering fluff and nighttime soap operas. He called his shows “mind candy”; critics referred to them as “mindless candy.” “The knocks by the critics bother you,” he admitted in a 1986 interview with The Associated Press. “But you have a choice of proving yourself to 300 critics or 30 million fans. You have to make a choice. I think you’re also categorized by the critics. If you do something good they almost don’t want to like it.” He liked to cite some of his more creditable achievements, like “Family” (1976-80), a drama about a middle-class family, and “The Best Little Girl in the World.” Aaron Spelling, a onetime movie bit player who turned to television production to create a massive number of hit series, from the vintage “Charlie’s Angels,” “Dynasty,” “The Love Boat” and “Fantasy Island” to “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Melrose Place,” died Friday, his publicist said. He was 83. Spelling died at his home in Los Angeles after suffering a stroke on June 18, according to publicist Kevin Sasaki. Spelling’s other hit series included “Burke’s Law,” “The Mod Squad,” “Starsky and Hutch,” “T.J. Hooker,” “Matt Houston,” “Hart to Hart” and “Hotel.” He kept his hand in 21st-century TV with series including “7th Heaven” and “Summerland.” He also produced more than 140 television movies. Among the most notable: “Death Sentence” (1974), Nick Nolte’s first starring role; “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble” (1976), John Travolta’s first dramatic role, as a boy born without immunities whose life is spent in isolation; and “The Best Little Girl in the World” (1981), which starred Jennifer Jason Leigh as a teenage anorexic. Among his prestige films for TV: “Day One” (1988), about an atomic blast in middle America; “And the Band Played On” (1992), based on Randy Shilts’ book about the AIDS crisis. Spelling had arrived in Hollywood virtually penniless in the early 1950s. By the 1980s, Forbes magazine estimated his wealth at $300 million. He enjoyed his status, working in a Hollywood office larger than those of golden-era moguls (“I’m slightly claustrophobic,” he explained). He gifted his second wife, Candy, with a 40-carat diamond ring. Spelling and his she had two children, Tori (for Victoria), who became a star on the two Fox serials (“Now I’m known as Tori Spelling’s father,” he said in mock lament), and Randy, who appeared in the short-lived “Malibu Shores.” Spelling set a record of producing more than 3,000 TV shows. Besides the TV movies, he produced 10 theatrical films including “California Split,” “Mr. Mom.” “‘night, Mother,” “Loose Cannons” and “Soapdish.”160Want 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

Watch: See the highlights as Urris are crowned Junior B champions

first_imgURRIS were celebrating on Saturday as they pipped Letterkenny Gaels at the post in the Junior B Championship final at O’Donnell Park.Paul McConalogue’s goal, right at the death, gave the Crampsey Park side a 3-11 to 4-7 win.At one stage, Letterkenny Gaels led by five, but Urris hit back and McConalogue sealed the silverware for the Inishowen men. Here are some highlights of the game, as captured by Brendan O’Donnell of Jacksons Media TV …Watch: See the highlights as Urris are crowned Junior B champions was last modified: October 14th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more