DSC students encouraged to embrace learning and to take advantage of opportunities.

first_img Share EducationLocalNewsTertiary DSC students encouraged to embrace learning and to take advantage of opportunities. by: – August 30, 2011 Tweet Hon. Minister Mr. Kelver DArrouxHonourable Kelver Darroux explained to the new students that the opportunity to attend a tertiary institution should be embraced as there are many other students who cannot attend college due to unfortunate circumstances.“You should take advantage of the opportunity that the Dominica State College is making towards your advancement. I tell you because there are a number of students like yourself, who would have wished to have been given the opportunity, but unfortunately they are not here this morning. It’s not because it’s their fault but some simply because of the circumstances they have come a crossed today, whether financially or whether they have not been raised in a home that has given them the foundation to make the right choices in life.”Mr Darroux also explained that he wants to challenge our young people, “in today’s time you should not settle for the average. We do not explore our full potential and the capacity that our brain is able to work and generate we do not make ample use of it. So we have to challenge ourselves more as young people, we have to go out and do research, find out things for ourselves and empower and educate ourselves.Former students of the Dominica State College who volunteered to assist with the orientation programme reminded the students of the need for great organization and preparation and to avoid procrastinating as this can create major set backs.The volunteers further advised the students to seek help, you are new and not everything may come right away with the transition of high school to college. Your education is your responsibility and you have to set your goals to what you want to do and you need to be your own person, if you fail to plan you plan to fail.As part of the orientation, the Heads of Faculty Departments were also introduced to the students and they are as follows;Mr. Rawl Leslie, Dean Faculty of Applied Arts & TechnologyMs. Josephine Lewis, Dean Faculty of Arts and ScienceMrs. Mary Vidal, Dean Faculty of EducationMrs. Denise Edwards, Dean Faculty of Health ServicesMrs. Jacqueline Royer, Director of Learning ResourcesMr. Edgar Hunter, Director of Student Support ServicesMr. Henry Volney, Director of Admissions & Financial AidMrs. Catherine Abraham, BursarMr. Ashley Massicotte, RegistrarDr. Helen Francis-Steadman PhD, Vice PresidentDr. Donald Peters, PresidentDominica Vibes News 69 Views   one comment President of The Dominica State College – Dr. Donald Peters PhDPresident of the DSC Dr. Peters in addressing the opening ceremony encouraged the students to embrace learning.“Today you join millions of students all over the world, and today the world is smaller. You will require a college degree in order to work. Our education is one that runs smoother and the degree credits can be transferred to anywhere in the world, similarly students in other countries may also work in Dominica. In order to survive you have to pay attention to what is in front of you, and you must embrace learning.”Dr Peters also advised the students to organize their time and work as organization is the key and the responsibility for their success lies in their hands. Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Serie A: Sarri set for Napoli return, Rome prepares for fiery derby

first_img Atalanta’s Duvan Zapata is desperate to end his three-match goal drought since returning from injury. (Sarri set for emotional Napoli return, Rome prepares for fiery derby) – https://t.co/cCKh3oRHZQJuventus’ Italian c …KonnyNews App – pic.twitter.com/09HkidO9vx— KonnyNews (@KonnyNews) January 23, 2020 Read Also:Inter Milan reveal what is delaying Victor Moses’ announcement -report The 28-year-old scored six league goals in seven games before being sidelined for three months with a thigh injury. It is the former Sampdoria forward’s longest stretch without scoring since his first goal for Atalanta back in November 2018. Key stats 50 – Atalanta’s league goals scored in 20 games 27 – Napoli’s points deficit to Juventus 23 – Ciro Immobile’s league goals for Lazio this season 12 – Ronaldo’s goals in last eight games 3 – Maurizio Sarri’s seasons as Napoli coach Fixtures (all times GMT) Friday Brescia v AC Milan (1945) Saturday SPAL v Bologna (1400), Fiorentina v Genoa (1700), Torino v Atalanta (1945) Sunday Inter Milan v Cagliari (1130), Hellas Verona v Lecce, Parma v Udinese, Sampdoria v Sassuolo (1400), Roma v Lazio (1700), Napoli v Juventus (1945) FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri said he expects an emotional return to his former club Napoli on Sunday as Lazio and Roma prepare for a derby clash in Serie A after both capital-city sides exited the Italian Cup during the week. Maurizio Sarri returns to Napoli, the club he coached for three seasons until 2018 Sarri missed Juventus’ home game against Napoli with pneumonia in August and Sunday’s game at the Stadio San Paolo will be his first since leaving the club in 2018 before his move to Chelsea. “It will be a tremendously difficult game, emotionally it will be particularly special. My relationship with Naples and above all the city was strong,” said Sarri, after Juve reached the Italian Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 win over Roma on Wednesday. Juventus are top of the league with a four-point lead on second-placed Inter Milan, but Napoli – Serie A runners-up in the past two seasons – are struggling in 11th position, 14 points off the Champions League places. “We must not look at their position in the table,” Sarri continued. “They have a strong team. They are going through a difficult time but have good players. “There are three points at stake.” Napoli lost 4-3 in the reverse fixture this season. But the team are a shadow of the eye-catching side Sarri left in May 2018 to be replaced by Carlos Ancelotti. Ancelotti helped the team maintain their runners-up position last campaign but was replaced at the troubled side by Gennaro Gattuso last month. Gattuso has lost four of his five Serie A games in charge and the club have not won at home in the league since October 19. Duvan Zapata scored 23 goals last season to lift Atalanta into the Champions League for the first time Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 12 goals in his last eight gamesBut they have been boosted by booking their ticket to the Italian Cup semi-finals with a 1-0 win over in-form Lazio this week. “We played with hunger, character and the right spirit, showing real grit, something we had been lacking up till now,” said Gattuso. “Now of course we need to keep it up, to climb back up the table.” Second-placed Inter Milan are at home against sixth-placed Cagliari this weekend, after their title bid was stalled with back-to-back draws. Lazio – on a club record 11-match league winning streak – are third, six points behind Juventus with a game in hand, and two adrift of Inter ahead of the Rome derby. Paulo Fonseca’s Roma are seven points behind their city rivals in the final Champions League berth. The teams played out a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture in September, and last season had a win each. Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio are pushing for a first Scudetto since 2000, after crashing out of the Italian Cup, which they won last season. Flagging Atalanta, in fifth, travel to Torino, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s eighth-placed AC Milan visit Brescia on Friday looking to edge closer to the Europa League places. Brescia striker Mario Balotelli will miss the game against his former club after being handed a two-match ban for arguing with the referee last weekend. Promoted ContentTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldCare To Try A Glow-In-The-Dark Doughnut?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeDisney Princesses Reimagined As “GoT” Characters Loading… One to watchlast_img read more

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Valley of dreams for Harrington

first_img Press Association Rockaway Valley ran out a most impressive winner of the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden at the Curragh. O’Brien’s Air Vice Marshal ran with promise in third. Harrington said: “He was good and came on a lot from his first run. Shane said he jumped well, always travelled and lengthened when he asked him. He went right away. “He has plenty of fancy entries, and will probably come back here for the Railway Stakes. He’s also in the National Stakes. Good ground is perfect for him.” Fort Del Oro took the TRM Excellence In Equine Nutrition Maiden with some authority. Second on her first run on much softer ground, Billy Lee’s mount travelled strongly and was eased into the race two furlongs out. Eddie Lynam’s charge came between horses to lead with a furlong and a half to run and the race was over soon after, as she quickly went clear for a four-and-a-quarter-length success from the always prominent Creggs Pipe. Lynam said of the 7-4 favourite: “She did it well. We like her and think she might be good. She did that well today after a good first run. “We’ll see what sort of a mark she gets and that will tell us where we are going. Dreaming aloud, she could be good.” center_img The Jessica Harrington-trained youngster had shown plenty of ability when second on his debut to Aidan O’Brien’s Air Force Blue in a race that is starting to work out very well, with the third Tonkinese having won on Friday night. Sent off as the 6-4 favourite, Shane Foley’s mount stretched readily clear through the final furlong, having four and a quarter lengths to spare over newcomer Juliette Fair. last_img read more

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Conference RPIs not accurate come March

first_imgFinally, the Super Bowl is in the past. The 82-game NBA regular season is in the present, but that only really matters for Cavaliers, Lakers or masochistic Nets fans. And baseball is still in the future, unless pitchers and catchers coming out of hibernation in two weeks spurs you to check Buster Olney’s tweets on a constant basis.Though college basketball has been playing games for nearly three months, the season will truly start in earnest now — if for no other reason than ESPN has nothing else to fill out SportsCenter with, and their contract with Dick Vitale states he must plug the Jimmy V Foundation once every 36 hours.There is a bubble watch to burst, Final Four dark horse candidates to shine a light on and Roy Williams jokes to be made.Sounds like the perfect time for a notes column.?The Big Ten conference has four schools ranked in the top 15 of the AP poll. The SEC has three teams residing in the top 25, and the ACC finds itself with two programs among the 25 best.So of course in cyborg logic similar to the wildly successful BCS computers, the Big Ten sits in fifth place in conference RPI rankings while the ACC and SEC rank third and fourth, respectively. Making the situation even more perplexing, the Big Ten managed to knock off the ACC earlier in the year during the Big Ten-ACC Challenge.So how to explain the Big Ten’s lowly rating?Basically — and this is going to get complicated so follow along carefully — the Big Ten’s sucky teams suck worse than the other sucky teams in the sucky irrelevant bottom of the ACC and SEC.Whew.Penn State (No. 226), Indiana (No. 219) and Iowa (No. 191) are three of the worst power conference schools in the nation according to realtime RPI rankings. The only other school close to them from the ACC or the SEC is LSU coming in at No. 212 and Auburn at No. 149.So if you are comparing the conferences from the cream of the top to the Brian Zoubek level-bad at the bottom, then yeah, the Big Ten is No. 5 overall. But considering the only time these conferences will face off again is in the NCAA Tournament, it probably makes more sense to compare the upper echelons to one another.When you do that, here is how the only teams that matter anymore stack up against each other:The SEC boasts Kentucky, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, John Calipari’s hair grease and a ton of booster money being funneled in to the player’s aunts’, uncles’ and girlfriends’ bank accounts.While the Wildcats are one of the top Final Four candidates, the Tennessee Firearms should scare no one — on the court at least — and Vanderbilt is too irrelevant to even earn a bad joke.In the ACC, the top two teams have both been beaten by Wisconsin, and Duke appears primed to make its MTV-sponsored Sweet 16-and-done run in the tourney. The conference depth is impressive — no team has a sub-.500 overall record — but the top and bottom of the league are merely separated by a couple of free throws and a turnover here or there.Blue Devil point guard Jon Scheyer is fantastic, but Kyle Singler has had an off year, and any team that gives 15 minutes a game to Brian Zoubek is not to be trusted. And yes, I am trying to set the record for the most gratuitous Brian Zoubek references in one column. Unathletic 7-foot white guys need press clippings too.With Michigan State, Purdue, Wisconsin and Ohio State all locks for the Dance at this point, it is pretty obvious the Big Ten will be superior come March.The Spartans and Purdue are legit Final Four contenders, while the Buckeyes boast Evan Turner, who should be the National Player of the Year. Alas, since this column has run 660 words long already, that argument will be for another time.And then there is Wisconsin.The science department here at UW has strong evidence that jinxes are real; so let’s just call Wisconsin a good team to be safe.Conference RPI is a fun statistic for fans arguing over those ever-important message boards. The argument will end rather quickly come March however.The previous note is like ones taken by freshmen in Microeconomics. There is depth, research and meticulous attention to detail. The following notes will be similar to a scholarship athlete in a music appreciation class.?North Carolina’s problems — 13-10 record, 2-6 in ACC play and on the outside looking in for March Madness — have been largely attributed to injuries suffered for the Tar Heels this year. Perhaps the problem has been the career bugaboo for head coach Roy Williams — a lack of toughness on the team.Williams has always been able to coach offensive basketball, but it took the crazy Tyler Hansbrough and bruiser Sean May to bring Williams his national championships. The Tar Heels are 1-4 in games decided by four points or less and are 1-4 on the road this season.?For any native or alumnus of Wisconsin, there should always be a good bit of schadenfreude when a Roy Williams coached team struggles. Just ask former Wisconsin — and 2000 Final Four head coach — Dick Bennett what he thinks of good ol’ Roy.?Brian Zoubek is averaging 5.1 points per game, 6.3 rebounds per game and 3.1 awkward stumbles per minute.?As sacrilegious it may seem, Badger fans should be rooting for the likes of Duke and Marquette the rest of the way. The better those non-conference wins look to the selection committee, the stronger chance UW has of grabbing a high seed and playing the first round in the virtual home environment of the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.?If Arizona continues on its current path of mediocrity, only Kansas, Duke and Michigan State will have a longer current NCAA Tournament streak than the Badgers. Neither UCLA nor North Carolina are to be seen on that list.Michael is a senior majoring in journalism. Enjoy his notes when you were supposed to be taking your own in class? Think his RPI rant was off base? Let him know at mbleach@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

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Rob Gronkowski’s weight is not (and never was) a problem in return to NFL

first_imgBuccaneers players are still not allowed to work out at the team facility, but Brady on Tuesday spearheaded a private workout with Bucs quarterbacks, receivers and tight ends at a Tampa-area prep school. Gronkowski was not one of the players mentioned by the Tampa Bay Times as an attendee of the session.As for “when it’s time to roll” for Gronkowski and his new team, the NFL still hopes to begin its season on time in early September despite coronavirus-related obstacles. Likewise, the league hopes training camps can start on time in mid-July.Regardless, Gronk should have plenty of time to drink those four protein shakes and reach his desired playing weight. Rob Gronkowski is “​basically four more protein shakes away” from returning to his playing weight. Because of course he is.The 31-year-old tight end who spent last season in retirement needed just one month to reach almost 260 pounds after dropping to 240 pounds, proving the weight he lost during his one year of retirement had no impact on whether he could return to the field. “I’m about 257 pounds right now,” Gronkowski, who will join former Patriots teammate Tom Brady with the Buccaneers in 2020, told CBS Sports on Wednesday. “I’ll definitely be at my weight when it’s time to go. I’ll be at 260 to 265 when it’s time to roll.”IYER: Grading the Gronk trade for Patriots, BuccaneersGronkowski, whom New England traded to Tampa Bay in April along with a seventh-round pick in exchange for a fourth-round pick, did not explain in the clip shared by CBS how he lost 20 pounds or how he has gained it back. He did say “it felt good” to get down to 240 pounds.“I’ve been above 260 pounds basically my whole entire life since high school. Since senior year in high school, I was 260,” Gronk said. “I had never been under 260 since then. So it felt good just to drop that weight, ease up my joints, let my body free.”last_img read more

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Mexico speculates on the return of Raúl Jiménez to Atlético

first_imgHalftime. Presence News. ESPN. In the last hours there are many media in Mexico that speculate on that possibility: Can Raúl Jiménez return to Atlético? The performance of the striker at Wolverhampton this season can only be counted between compliments and exclamations: He has participated in 32 goals in 42 games. 22 made them, 10 gave them. 13 of his goals have been in the Premier League, which leads him to seventh place in the list of top scorers, four of Vardy and Aubameyang, who head with 17, three of Agüero (16), two of Salah and Ings (15) and one of Rashford (14). His 13 are the same as Mané, for example, for Liverpool. Struck by a lack of historical goal, with only 44 points after having played 26 league games (Simeone’s worst brand; the last one had nine more, which were 17 in 2017-18 and 2013-14, the best at this point with Cholo) and without having incorporated into the winter market what Simeone so requested: Cavani and his goals. Injuries in his ‘trident’, especially that of Diego Costa, forced to go through the operating room for a cervical disc herniation, forced. Morata with 10 goals, Correa with 17, João Félix with five and Saúl with four are his scorers. Diego Costa has two. Raúl Jiménez’s goals in England are like stabs. The words of Miguel Ángel GilWhy Raúl Jiménez’s performance in the two seasons he has been in the Wolves has increased to 48 million euros, according to the specialized page Transfermartk. When he was in Atlético, 2014-15 season, it was 10 million. The forward remained only one year, which was the first of Griezmann and Mandzukic, with the return of Fernando Torres in January. A year in which he barely left: one goal and two assists in 28 games, 0.03 per game, far from 0.52 in the Wolverhampton this season. “It’s true that Atlético is going very fast, it makes them hurt on the road and Raúl is surely one of them “, Miguel Ángel Gil Marín recognized a few days ago in the Sport Summit Mexico 2020. Speculation yesterday went further in the country. TMes_news He was already reporting that Atlético has the striker among his wishes for next season.last_img read more

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Messi rests for first hour as Barca beats Sporting in Champions League

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Messi went on in the 62nd minute, just three minutes after Paco Alcacer headed Barcelona in front at Camp Nou. Messi then cued an attack with a through pass for Denis Suarez, whose cross was turned into his own net by Sporting defender Jeremy Mathieu in stoppage time.Messi recently said that at age 30 he understands that “the season is long and you have to take care of yourself.” He also didn’t start Barcelona’s 0-0 draw at Juventus two weeks ago, and was used as a second-half substitute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We always think that Messi can change the match and make us play better,” Valverde said about the improvement in his team after Messi went on. “We know that our attack flows through him, thanks to his finishing touch and his ability to start our attacks. He sees passes nobody else does.”The Spanish side also confirmed its new-found strength under Valverde of disheartening rivals with an ironclad defense. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ But Juventus won in Greece 2-0 and advanced as the second-place finisher.Sporting will move onto the Europa League as the third-place finisher.“We put in a good tournament in what was a difficult group,” Sporting defender Cristiano Piccini said. “We caused teams like Barcelona and Juventus some difficulties, showed we are a solid side and one that can compete with any team.”Barcelona increased its unbeaten run to 22 matches in all competitions this season, and 24 home matches inthe Champions League, a streak that started in 2013.Sporting coach Jorge Jesus reinforced his attack with Bas Dost and Gelson Martins at halftime, but after an initial reaction by the visitors it was Alcacer who put Barcelona in front when he sliced his header in from the near post for his first career goal in the competition.“I am having a good season and making the most of the playing time I get,” Alcacer said after notching his fifth goal in 10 appearances in this campaign.Dost had a great chance to equalize three minutes later, only for Cillessen to deny his pointblank attempt with a reflex save.Messi almost got a goal late but Sporting’s Rui Patricio dived to palm away his shot.Barcelona right back Nelson Semedo will miss the first leg of the last 16 tie for an accumulation of bookings after picking up a yellow card late in the first half. Neymar may have taken his irreplaceable verve out of Barcelona’s arsenal when he bolted for Paris-Saint Germain last summer, but Valverde has grasped the opportunity to focus on his team’s defense.Barcelona conceded only once in all six of its group games, and it shares the top defense in the Spanish league along with Atletico Madrid, with seven goals conceded through 14 rounds.As Valverde put it on Tuesday, he wants his team to “dominate games while creating scoring chances.”With Barcelona already qualified for the knockout rounds as Group D winner, Valverde gave starts to severalplayers he normally uses as backups. Besides Alcacer and Suarez, Andre Gomes, Thomas Vermaelen, Lucas Digne, Aleix Vidal, and goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen also started.Sporting needed to beat the Spanish side and hope Juventus didn’t win at Olympiakos to make the last 16.ADVERTISEMENT UCLA coach Alford surprised by LiAngelo Ball leaving school Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain — Ernesto Valverde has worked two wonders in his first season in charge of Barcelona.Lionel Messi no longer plays every second of every match, and Barcelona has a defense that matches the caliber of its attack.For a second time, Valverde flouted his predecessors’ policy of playing Messi in practically every match in the Champions League. Barcelona’s star rested for the first hour of its 2-0 victory over Sporting Lisbon in their final group match on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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Golden State cannot relax now, or else

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls “Just because we’re going home doesn’t mean we can relax,” James said. “This is the last team in the world you want to relax against. They’ve proven they can win on someone else’s floor, no matter if it’s through adversity as people may call it like when they were going through the Rockets series or whatever the case may be.”It’s often been said, even by James himself, that a series doesn’t really start until one team wins on the other’s home floor. All Golden State has done so far has hold serve.That’s true.But by the close of business Wednesday night, we’ll know if this is a series or not.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tanduay 5 winning roster intact Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t give LeBron James hope.Or else.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 crownGolden State leads these NBA Finals 2-0, after a 122-103 win put the defending champions two wins away from what would be their third title in the last four seasons. Only four teams have ever wasted a 2-0 lead in the finals — and Golden State is one of them, letting a championship ring slip away against James and the Cavaliers two years ago.The series shifts to Cleveland for Game 3 on Wednesday night. James looked exhausted when Game 2 was over, but he’ll be somewhat rested by then. And he will most definitely be fueled by a boisterous home crowd that will want to both give him an immediate lift — and make one last series of impressions before he goes into free agency and considers leaving the Cavaliers again next month. The Warriors led 2-0 and 3-1 in 2016. This is not the same Golden State team (Kevin Durant helps). This is not the same Cleveland team (Kyrie Irving would really help). But the Warriors would be foolish to not remember that series, not to remember the ultimate cautionary tale.They’re saying all the right things.“It’s nothing to feel happy about being up 2-0,” Warriors guard Klay Thompson said. “This (Cleveland) team plays great at home and we expect their other guys to play better at home too, not just LeBron. So we’re not going to relax at all because this team’s been down and out before and counted out by the media. We’re not going to focus on that. We’re just going to focus on what we can do to win Game 3.”This series at times has been the Cavaliers versus the cavalier.Golden State was fortunate to win Game 1, and realized as such. The Warriors should have been up much bigger than 13 at halftime of Game 2, and found themselves in a dogfight instead of a victory lap in the third quarter when the Cavs got within five on a number of occasions.It took things like JaVale McGee going 6 for 6 and David West stepping up in a critical late-third-quarter moment to hit his first 3-pointer in seven months to help the Warriors keep the Cavs at bay Sunday, until Curry ran wild late on his way to a NBA Finals record nine 3s and turn the game into a rout. It took James, grotesque-looking eye and all, playing like his version of a mere mortal — 29 points, 13 assists, nine rebounds, 10-for-20 shooting.“It was too easy for them,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said of the Warriors.Give Golden State credit. They adjusted nicely against James after his 51-point barrage in Game 1. They took a page from the 2014 Spurs — who beat James in five games in the NBA Finals that year, the end of his Miami era — and routinely picked him up 30 to 40 feet away from the basket. Do that, and more often than not James will say that giving up the ball is the right play.The Warriors welcome that. They want the other Cavs to have to beat them.The formula worked Sunday. They just have to do it twice more to win another title. And just like the Warriors on the not-wanting-to-relax front, James said he hopes the Cavaliers continue feeling uncomfortable as well. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Game 3 is everything for the Cavs. If they go down 3-0, series over.Game 3 has to be everything for the Warriors as well. They know it, too.“I think because we’ve been here several times, I don’t think I’ll need to say much,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. “Guys in the locker room, they already know that.”They better.Boston had James in a 2-0 hole this year, then lost Games 3 and 4 in Cleveland and wound up falling in seven. The Celtics had him and the Heat down 3-2 in the Eastern Conference finals in 2012, and couldn’t finish. The Spurs led 3-2 in the 2013 NBA Finals, had a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter of Game 6, and came undone.ADVERTISEMENT 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 awardcenter_img Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James speaks at a news conference after Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 3, 2018. The Warriors won 122-103. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Learn from your mistakes, Golden State.Learn from how one got away in 2016. Learn from how sleepwalking through the third quarter on Sunday night made Game 2 of this series much more interesting than it ever should have been, at least until Stephen Curry went wild in the fourth quarter. Learn from Boston, both this year and six years ago. Learn from what cost San Antonio a title in 2013, too.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View commentslast_img read more

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‘Beware Of A Wooden Horse’

first_imgA threat to the security and the invasion of any country can be mainly attributed to the acceptance of beautiful gifts (bribery) by security personnel, as in the epic tale of Troy, when a stunning “Wooden Horse” was presented as a gift, but in the gift was hidden 100 trained and armed soldiers who destroyed Troy.The Deputy Director General of the Civil Service Agency (CSA), Mr. Othello K. Weh, said the “Wooden Horse in Security” should serve as a forewarning to every officer of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalizations (BIN) and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to be loyal to the country by refusing “gifts” at the borders and in the country.Mr. Weh said the “Wooden Horse” can be any gift such as L$50, US$50, or one gram of cocaine given in exchange for entry or escape.He made the remarks as guest speaker last Friday, November 28 during the graduation  of 39 and 10  senior officers of the Bin and DEA, respectively after the completion of a 10-week training in Leadership and Management, held at the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), on Mamba Point, Monrovia.The training was sponsored by UNMIL as part of their ‘Quick Impact Project’ initiative.  Mr. Weh, who is a lecturer at the University of Liberia, said the  periodic training of security officers in the country is crucial especially along the borders where there are cross border commercial activities as well as inter-marriages and geo-political dynamics to remind the security of the state of the danger of the “Wooden Horse.”Mr. Weh urged graduating officers of BIN and DEA to be professional and disciplined and implement what they have learned.“Discipline adds value to your integrity and personality. Discipline works on our consciences to choose what is wrong and correct,” the CSA Deputy Director said. “Discipline works on our commission to practice patriotism and a high degree of loyalty to our country and countrymen.”The Vice Chairman of the Governance Commission (GC), Madam Elizabeth Sele Mulbah, said GC is grateful for the training of the BIN and DEA officers, stating that it is important for the security to always be one step ahead amid the smartness of the criminals.She stated that the two institutions are among the critical institutions for national safety.For his part, the Director General of LIPA, Mr. Oblayon Blayon Nyemah said there is a tendency for people to be imbued with the mistaken notion that para-military personnel should be relegated to the lowest level of the skills training ladder and be confined to their cubicles especially when their skills are not directly linked to the normal operations of para-military engagement.“But this is a wrong and a wretched perception because a functionally capacitated para military, where the men and women are dedicated to operationalizing their mandates within the geo-political space over which we exercise our sovereignty as a nation with such training they would have the opportunity to perfect their skills and perform better given their complex responsibility that we are confronted with in building our country after conflict,” the LIPA boss said.He stated that similar training can be extended to larger security sector and other para-military institutions as well as other public institutions when there are additional supports or when the financial capacity of LIPA is improved.The Director of DEA, Mr. Anthony K. Souh commended LIPA for the training, saying it widens the understanding of the DEA middle managers of their conduct.The Commissioner of BIN, Cllr. Lemuel Reeves also thanked LIPA and said the training impacted the professionalism of the officers in a timely manner.  He urged them to be examples of what they have learned by being proficient.For his part, the UNPOL Commissioner, Cesar Hawthrone Binag also praised LIPA for the first-of-its-kind training of senior officers of BIN and DEA and said it is a part of UNMIL’s plan to train the officers and managers in the security apparatus.In appreciation for the UNPOL commissioner’s work, the BIN gowned him and gave him a vai name, meaning Chief. The Bin also presented a gown for his wife and a plaque.  Meanwhile, LIPA has introduced a new course, the Public Security Management for security officers, in the curriculum. LIPA offers various levels of trainings, ranging from short-term competency courses to long-term graduate professional development courses and there are also customized courses offered on request of the client organization.The design of these various levels of training, whether regular or customized, meets the demand of the participants in the use of State-of-the-Art technology and modern facilities employed by highly qualified institutional and adjunct faculty staff.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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MCC Approves US$256M Grant for Liberia

first_imgThe Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has approved US$256.7 million grant to Liberia under the Millennium Challenge Compact program.The grant was approved during the MCC Board’s annual meeting held on September 7, in Washington D.C and chaired by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.The Board’s approval now paves the way for the formal signing of a bi-lateral agreement (to be known as the Liberia Compact) between the Liberian and U.S. governments to be held in the United States by October.It will fund projects in electricity, road maintenance, reforms and capacities building and also replace the damaged water supply line from Mt. Coffee Hydro Plant to the White Plains Water Treatment Plant.Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara M. Konneh will sign on behalf of the Government of Liberia, while Ms. Dana Hyde, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, will sign on behalf of the US Government.Upon signing, the Compact will be submitted to the Liberian National Legislature for ratification.The Liberian government, through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, has welcomed the news and praised the U.S. Government for the Compact Grant, noting that it will significantly impact the lives of ordinary Liberians through poverty reduction, job creation and economic growth.The Finance Ministry noted that Liberia’s road to the Compact began in 2008 with the Threshold Country Program through which the U.S. Government provided US$15 million grant to support the Liberian government’s interventions to increase girls’ primary education completion, land rights and access, and to improve Liberia’s trade policy, all of which have contributed to Liberia’s recovery.The Compact program is competitive, and requires countries to meet key indicators relevant to economic and political governance. These include ‘Governing Justly’, which measures the protection of civil rights including the right to free speech; and ‘Control of Corruption’, measuring government’s transparency and accountability in public financial management. Liberia continues to make progress on those and other key indicators, in spite of the many challenges.Meanwhile MFDP has disclosed that MCC CEO Hyde has telephoned President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to inform her of the MCC Board’s decision and congratulated her for Liberia’s success in securing the MCC Compact Grant.The MCC Board has also approved a Compact Grant with Morocco and a Threshold Program with Sierra Leone. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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