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first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Struggling at 2-4, the KaTropa have tapped former Best Import Marqus Blakely to help them get out of their misery but they are aware that he can’t do it all by himself.“The first thing that I told my team is that Marqus is not our savior,” said deputy Eric Gonzales, who is in charge of the team with head coach Nash Racela on leave, in an article on the PBA’s website. “He will just help us so we must help him, too, to be effective.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBlakely is a proven winner in the PBA having led the Purefoods franchise to the 2013 and 2014 Governors’ Cup.It has been a tough campaign so far for TNT, which sent home first import Glover was sent home after just one game, where he put up 11 points and 15 rebounds in the 103-90 to sister team NLEX. PacMay2? Mayweather says he’s coming back to fight Pacquiao this year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil It’s only been five games into the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup, but TNT has already sent two imports packing after Stacy Davis and Mike Glover failed to meet expectations.ADVERTISEMENT The KaTropa then had Davis take his turn but the team went 1-3 with him on the roster.Gonzales, who oversaw the KaTropa’s 118-114 win over Columbian, said that the locals will still play a big part with Blakley in tow.“He’s already used to the PBA and that’s one thing that is very encouraging, but the bulk of the effectiveness of Marqus depends on the locals,” said Gonzales. “It’s all about playing together as a team and helping each other out.”“It’s all about having the initiative individually to really reach out because we started really flat. It’s no longer who coaches or who the import is but it’s really on us.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

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first_imgThe post Ebola epoch presents an challenge for the three most affected countries such as Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to refocus their diplomacy and put their diplomats to work, as these countries especially Liberia seeks international partners as the country emerges from an idle and desperate economic situation which has been paralyzed due to the scourge. Liberia would not have received the worldwide benevolence it got if not for apt diplomatic initiatives and had serious negotiations not taken place sometimes long hours into the night, as perceptively as possible with grinding efforts, employing the tools of diplomacy for national advancement.That is why those tasked with economic and political activities at embassies must be sharp, cognizant of global prevailing dynamics and the dealings meant to shape policy and bring about the desired results; keep check of the financial and political movers and shakers, be well-schooled and knowledgeable of the subtleties of economic and commercial diplomacy which encourages greater cooperation and relations that protects investment and bilateral ties between two states or among multinational conglomerates.A diplomat, according to customary norms, should be acknowledgeable of other states, regions, and of the mechanisms and procedures of international intercourses which involves knowledge of the world network of diplomatic missions and consular posts, their functions, their practices and structures. As an added advantage, a diplomat should be verse in crisis management and damage control and, as far as possible as well must be rounded in his duties.The former Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dr. Henry Kissinger, have written in detailed, that in the formulation of foreign policy, it is obvious that the economic and trade diplomacy are inseparable elements of conventional diplomacy, particularly in its professional management. Dr. Kissinger’s experiences and works are certainly recommended readings for foreign policy students.The Liberian experience cannot be discounted in these narratives. Astute diplomacy for example was needed and still continues to in the post Ebola and war Western African country. In relations to what has already been said; that after the Liberian civil war, as warlord turned president, Charles Taylor had balkanized and ran the country into the ground, and more so diplomatically, given his mischievous political and military adventurism especially in the sub region. President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and her foreign relations team acted quickly and were able to, since 2005, use the international order to rebrand Liberia’s image, both economically and tactfully to garner foreign and international goodwill and investments, hence pivoting the country on the international stage as Liberia transitioned from war to peace. In a true sagacity, President Sirleaf and her youthful Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, and his team should be lauded. Undoubtedly, economic, trade and commercial diplomacy should be paramount to Liberia’s project and that requires a strong background of diplomacy from a multidisciplinary perspective. Professional diplomacy is an appropriate instrument to perform this synthesis, to the extent that it can use its persuasive techniques in favor of businesses and investments and, simultaneously, prove to be politically and economically profitable to the state.However, it is clear that economic and commercial interests, particularly those related to investment, exports, protection and assistance could be essential aspects of the diplomatic activities of a considerable number of countries especially Liberia. Actually, economic and trade diplomacy involves joint and just efforts through cooperation between governments and the private and public business sectors with respect to external actions to achieving economic goals linked to the national interests.Another fascinated field of diplomacy especially for underdeveloped countries such as Liberia is economic, trade and commercial diplomacy. In contemporary diplomacy, the issues of economic interests, trade, protection of nationals, and security have all become much more difficult, with major challenges affecting the practices of diplomacy being influenced by major actors and powerful states, and sometimes at the continued loss of global, continental and regional groupings. Other factors such as bad political decisions in domestic politics, economic growth, and technological development, corruption among others have greatly affected African diplomacy in time past, even so now today!Vividly, I can remember the famous words of my professor during my studies in Paris, France when he stressed that diplomats should be fully aware of the new insightful changes in international relations and be able to partner major institutions and influential businesses [companies] in the host countries to enhance economic growth, trade and investment back home. A diplomat should also possess specialist qualities such as: political awareness, economic and trade knowledge, personal acceptability, education, intellectual curiosity and flexibility, and not just sit and wait to be tele-guided. A diplomat should level up fully to the new trends of diplomatic behaviors and challenges, taking into consideration the contemporary complexities of the international system, in which multiplicity of major actors operate, which stresses new approaches and solutions for a new demanding world order.In order for a Foreign Service officer including ambassadors to gain respect on the global stage also, there must be a taste and desire to seek new knowledge by reading and conducting research about the host country to which he is assigned; he must also be aware that contemporary diplomacy goes beyond mere curtails and red wine. Hence, diplomacy must not be seen as money making venture to enrich oneself and family against the greater good of society.Diplomacy has brought development to other nations for example as already enumerated and economic and trade values as seen in varied negotiations with bilateral and multilateral bodies, as the Liberian case illustrates, as well as increased economic and commercial activity. As part of the State’s foreign policy, economic diplomacy and trade are now being given greater priority; these areas are now key factors in the development of contemporary international politics.It is also essential to ensure greater consistency in the identification of sustained national economic interests abroad and, through careful analysis, developed a model that can effectively ensure a safety pin to guide economic diplomacy in carrying out external economic relations by appointing people who are intellectually efficient and knowledgeable in the field of their calling, hence, diplomats should be appointed to assignments or missions where they can be operatively successful, as they serve the interest efficiently of their respective countries.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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first_imgIn keeping with the ‘Men Against Gender-Based Violence’ campaign, the Social Protection Ministry has released its plans for 2019 as it relates to putting an end to violence against women and girls around the world.These programmes are geared at raising awareness while eliminating all forms of violence against women in particular.Director within the Social Protection Ministry, Whentworth Tanner, stated that the Ministry has recognised the need for men to be trained in particular divisions which will in return be beneficial “not only to women but society also”.“Based on our interactions with males, they believe that they are not being heard and there are all painted with the same brush by society. As a result, we wanted to set up a forum where men are comfortable to discuss those issues and also assist in fixing those issues”.Tanner revealed that there are plans to introduce programmes in schools which is expected to target toddlers (from three years and older).“The school programmes will target boys from three years old and it will teach them how to deal with certain situations involving girls and how to also work around certain issues. Basically, the programme is to teach them how to refrain from violence against girls and women – as they grow older”.The Director also noted that these activities will be conducted in all 10 administrative regions. Further, he disclosed that the Ministry through the Regional Women’s Affairs Committee will be working closely with the Regional Democratic Councils on these projects.“Addressing the issues with women alone will not fix the problem, we have to involve all persons. We taught that this is a really good opportunity because if men are informed, they will be able to pass down that information and also be able to correct their colleagues”.These comments came on the heels of the recently concluded annual ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence’ campaign.The international campaign originated from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991.Currently, more than 3700 organisations from approximately 164 countries participate in the campaign annually.Joining these organisations this year is Voices Against Violence, an umbrella entity comprising non-governmental organisations, faith-based organisations, community-based organisations and other entities and activists that organise speak outs across Guyana.This effort has been endorsed by the Ministry, which is partnering with Voices Against Violence; the Women and Gender Equality Commission and Help and Shelter.Organisations, groups and communities are urged to bring people together and have them share experiences, personal or otherwise, on gender-based, child and sexual abuse as well as to brainstorm ideas which will address these scourges.The idea is to create scope for victims to speak out since doing so is a form of catharsis that can also motivate and inspire other victims.The campaign was held under the theme ‘Hear me too: collective voices against gender-based violence’, the programme aims at targeting all males across the length and breadth of Guyana. (Yanalla Dalrymple)last_img read more

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first_img0Shares0000Mohamed Salah is a major doubt for Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final, second leg with Barcelona due to a head knock © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, May 6 – Liverpool emerged victorious from a bruising battle against Newcastle to remain in the hunt for the Premier League title, but may have sustained too many wounds to summon a Champions League semi-final comeback against Barcelona on Tuesday.A late double from Lionel Messi in the Camp Nou on Wednesday has left Jurgen Klopp’s men with a mountain to climb to overturn a 3-0 first leg defeat if they are to reach a second consecutive Champions League final. Liverpool have overcome such deficits before in the Champions League, most famously in the 2005 final against AC Milan.But hopes of another famous European comeback at fortress Anfield were dealt a blow when Mohamed Salah was stretchered off with a head knock as Liverpool edged out Newcastle 3-2 on Saturday to move two points ahead of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.Salah watched a thrilling end to the match at St. James’ Park in the dressing room as his replacement Divock Origi headed home fellow substitute Xherdan Shaqiri’s free-kick four minutes from time.Origi, who also scored a 96th-minute winner to beat Everton in the Merseyside derby in December, Shaqiri and Daniel Sturridge have made important contributions in a supporting role to a club record points tally for Liverpool this season.“We are always ready to get on the pitch and make a difference,” said Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson.Champions League semi-final leg: Liverpool vs Barcelona, May 7 © AFP“The lads who have been left at home and lads who are on the bench and haven’t come on, they are buzzing for us.“There’s no egos in this squad and that’s why we are where we are today and long may it continue.”However, with Roberto Firmino already ruled out due to a groin injury, few would give Liverpool any hope of overhauling a three-goal deficit without two of their prolific front three should Salah not start.Klopp therefore has a difficult balancing act deciding whether it is worth emptying the tank of his injury-hit squad once more on Tuesday or to save their legs for Wolves’ visit to Anfield on the final day of the Premier League season.“We are now qualified for the league final, which is brilliant,” said Klopp at taking the title race to the final game of the season.Despite a sensational season, Liverpool’s chances of winning either trophy are fading.To have any hope of a first league title in 29 years, Klopp’s men must hope that Manchester City’s relentless run of 12 straight league wins comes to an end either at home to Leicester in their game in hand on Monday, or at Brighton come Sunday.Barcelona will also not be complacent heading to Anfield a year on from letting a 4-1 first leg lead against Roma slip away in the quarter-finals.Messi made it clear from before the season began that the Champions League was his and Barca’s primary target in his first campaign as club captain.Lionel Messi (top) scored twice to give Barcelona a 3-0 first leg lead in their Champions League semi-final against Liverpool © AFP / LLUIS GENEMoreover, while Liverpool toiled on Tyneside on Saturday night, Barca coach Ernesto Valverde had the luxury of making 11 changes for an inconsequential 2-0 defeat to Celta Vigo having already wrapped up the Spanish title.Yet, Origi’s winner at Newcastle personified Liverpool’s persistence and refusal to give up.Four times in their last seven league outings Liverpool have won the game in the final 10 minutes.Now they must harness the same belief if Barca are to be given a fright at Anfield.“If we do fall short this season we will be back next season and we just need to keep going and keep going, and hopefully get what this club deserves,” added Robertson.“First of all Tuesday, a hell of a task, but if we can get a wee bit of luck then hopefully we will progress.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_imgDonegal-company GDC (Irl) Ltd has launched a new campaign aimed at restoring confidence in property market. ‘Avoid a Housing Headache’ is a 24-point best practice checklist for the home-buyer aimed at empowering, inspiring and promoting consumer rights when it comes to buying property.It was devised in response to the numbers of ghost estates, incomplete estates and completed estates with no Estate Management procedures in place throughout the country.  It also seeks to separate the poorly managed developments from those that are current and live and that meet extremely high standards of quality and finish. The checklist has been separated into four parts and queries four key aspects of the buying process: the property; the management company; general considerations and the developer.According to a report released by the Department of the Environment in November, there are currently 2,800 ghost estates in Ireland. With consumer confidence at an all time low and a realisation that consumers should be empowered in the property buying process, GDC (Irl) Ltd. decided to take action.Director Daniel Doherty says, “We wanted to try and reverse the negativity in the property market so we began work on ‘Avoid a Housing Headache’ – a campaign which promotes best practice for those involved in the buying and selling of properties.“The 24-point checklist informs buyers on what questions they should be asking off the developer, solicitor, estate agent and other relevant parties,” says Daniel. The ultimate aim of the campaign is to protect home-buyers and to advise them on what standards they should expect when buying a home. The new phenomenon of Ghost Estates in Ireland has been a topical debate in 2010 and GDC (Irl) Ltd. hopes to restore some much-needed faith in this suffering sector in 2011.Daniel explains the value of their 24-point checklist. “We have created a set of key questions which should become part of the national psyche.  We are now inviting the public to use our checklist when searching for a new home and to send us their feedback on its usefulness.“Members of the public including all parties involved in the buying and selling process including estate agents, solicitors, letting agents, property consultants, builders and management companies are being asked to endorse, promote and encourage these standards and start the process of restoring consumer confidence.“We want to ensure buyer commitment is delivered, developments are completed and estates are managed for the families who live there,” says Daniel. GDC (Irl) Ltd. have always been recognised as an advocate of completed and high quality developments and are associated with a number of public and private projects in the North West.They are now calling on all individuals and organisations involved in the property industry to endorse this campaign, stating that, “everyone has a duty of care to their customers”.To become a champion of this campaign, you can follow ‘Avoid a Housing Headache’ on Facebook and you are encouraged to share it among your clients and friends to save them the pain of a housing headache.For more information and to download your 24-point checklist please logon to:  http://www.gdcirl.com ENDS.DONEGAL COMPANY LAUNCHES 24 POINT PLAN TO EMPOWER HOUSE-BUYERS was last modified: February 22nd, 2011 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)last_img read more

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