PSC partners with USANA

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Break new ground “I’m very happy that Usana partnered with us and invested in our athletes,’’ said Ramirez. “Any help and support for the national team is welcome news and shall be vital in our campaign for higher achievement on the global arena.’’Velasco said nutritional supplements will be given to Filipino athletes who played in the Olympics, Asian Games and medalists of the previous Southeast Asian Games as well as Class A, B and C priority athletes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBefore the government sports agency formed the teamup, Usana has already been supporting 30 national athletes, including Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz, Southeast Asian Games men’s triathlon champion Nikko Huelgas, Misagh Bahadoran of the Philippine Azkals and Amit. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Winning start OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PSC chair Butch Ramirez and Usana Philippines vice president Aurora Mandanas-Gaston (center) with (from l-r) PSI national training director Marc Edward Velasco, Josephine Medina, Usana executive Lerwin Onanad and Rubilen Amit. Photo by June NavarroThe Philippine Sports Commission has forged a partnership with the United States-based company Usana Health Sciences, Inc. that will benefit the 300 elite athletes from the national team for the next two years.PSC chair Butch Ramirez and Usana Philippines vice president Aurora Mandanas-Gaston signed a memorandum of agreement Wednesday together with Philippine Sports Institute national training director Marc Edward Velasco and Usana field development supervisor Lerwin Onanad.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles02:47Palace: PH economy won’t suffer without aid from UN probe backers01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Barcelona says Neymar wants to leave club amid PSG rumors A costly, catty dispute finally settled A costly, catty dispute finally settled MOST READlast_img read more

PUL, MICAT Pen MOU on Media Registration, Press Union Still Registers Journalist

first_imgThe Press Union of Liberia (PUL) and the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) Wednesday, penned an MoU on the registration of journalists and media institutions in the country. The signing ceremony followed an initial standoff – a protest by the Union not to give in to the Ministry’s demand that it wants to be the entity vetting journalists in the country.The Union’s stand was followed by weeks of dialogue initiated by the US-Government funded Carted Center.MICAT had earlier announced that it will register both media institutions and individual journalists in the country, which it said was its statutory mandate, but the PUL opposed the scheme, reminding MICAT that there exists an MOU regarding such plan.In the new MOU, like the previous, the PUL will register all practicing journalists in the country. MICAT, under the MOU, will register all media houses in the country in line with requirements set out in the MOU. This will be done in consultation with the PUL should there be additional requirements or guidelines.Carter Center, IREX, another US-funded media and civil society empowerment organization, and the Mass Communications Department of the University of Liberia are witnesses to the new MOU.The PUL believes that unless laws affecting the work of the media and free speech are repealed, the progress of press freedom in the country will remain elusive. In addition to other laws to be repealed, the PUL has begun holding talks with members of the national legislature to repeal all unfriendly media laws in the country.The Union also began holding talks last week with lawyers, including the Law Society of Liberia, which will research other unfriendly media laws that are not included in the bill that will shortly be submitted to the Legislature.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Airlines have come and gone while CAL has remained

first_imgDear Editor,It will be recalled that on July 5, 2019, I published a letter describing an unfortunate experience on Caribbean Airlines coming through Trinidad and Tobago. It is only fair, therefore, that I write, pointing out that I immediately received a phone call and correspondence from Regional Manager Carl Stuart, apologising.I have also received a written apology from CAL’s Customer Experience Officer, Ms Aneesa Mohammed, informing me that the matter was fully investigated and sending me “deepest apologies for the inconvenience experienced” and advising that the Trinidad and Tobago Airport Manager was informed of the matter and “measures have been taken to avoid future occurrence”.As I said in my letter, “I have been a faithful and unwavering customer of Caribbean Airlines” and sincerely believe that CAL is the Caribbean’s airline first and foremost, even though it’s owned by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.In fact, I have been spoken and written to by a number of Guyanese, thanking me for my letter, who have not been happy with CAL’s services. I encourage them to continue to fly with CAL and to register, as I have, their complaints and their praise when deserved.Other airlines have come and gone while CAL has remained. Some will now come because of the new opportunities arising from the event of the riches of oil and gas. Nevertheless, CAL is, or should be, “a-we own”.Yours sincerely,Kit Nascimentolast_img read more

Infectious Michael Cautions Liberian Artists

first_imgFamous Liberian music producer and co-owner and founder of Heartbeat Records, Infectious Michael has sounded a word of caution to Liberian artists to avoid making past blunders that could hold back recent positive strides made in the entertainment industry.“Every artist needs to exhibit more creativity and coherence in order to ensure that the entertainment industry remains united,” he said.An email from Infectious warned, “If artists continue to allow disunity to emerge and become a dominant trend in the industry and they don’t set specific standards as celebrities, setbacks will eventually surface in the industry.”He also disclosed that every artist should stop settling for little or nothing because it will cause him or her to lose focus.“We understand that being an artist in Liberia is difficult, but it is important that you set standards to govern your lifestyle, creating room for more opportunity,” he explained.Infectious Michael feels that this is the appropriate time for government, the Musicians Union and stakeholders to give keen attention to artists’  Intellectual Property Rights (Copyright).His comments came in the wake of the support the entertainment industry has been receiving. He also expressed surprise over the recent visa denials but encouraged  Liberian artists to continue giving their careers the best possible option for a successful future.“Whatever the case may be with the visa denials, artists should keep on improving their art and remain focused,” he added.Meanwhile, Infectious wants his fans to know that he has been positively doing big things while in the United  States.“You will see the difference by the time I return home,” he teased. “I’m proud of the support and encouragement that is being shown to the entertainment industry in Liberia,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liberia Has Lost a Great Son

first_imgThe passing yesterday morning of Ambassador J. Adolphus During, who was also Bishop of the Soul Cleansing Clinic of Jesus Christ, is a great loss to the nation.There are very few who could have matched Ambassador During’s expertise in the arts of diplomacy and protocol. He served for 10 years as Chief of Protocol in the Samuel K. Doe administration; and when Charles G. Taylor was elected President of Liberia in 1997, Ambassador During was again called to serve as Chief of Protocol. This made him one of the longest serving officials in that position. He ranked with people like Ambassador James A. Morgan, President Tubman’s perennial Chief of Protocol, and Ambassador Eddie Dunn, who served both during theInterim period in the 1990s and during an extended part of the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf presidency.Following his retirement as Chief of Protocol in the Taylor administration, Ambassador During established the Liberia Institute of Protocol and Etiquette. Hundreds benefitted from this most vital training, which contains instructions that most people do not know about. The mere definition of the word etiquette will prove that this is something few Liberian people really know about. Etiquette, according to the Webster dictionary, means the conduct required by good breeding prescribed by authority to be observed in social or official life.For example, what should a man do when a woman enters a room? Etiquette demands that he immediately rises; and if his is the only seat left in the room, he releases it to the woman.Also, what happens when men and women climb a set of stairs? The men climb first, followed by the women. Coming down the stairs, the women descend first, then the men. Etiquette also dictates how people should behave at the dining table.In official circles, there is protocol for every behavior or action. At official functions, for example, it is protocol that designates where one should sit. The closest the bible comes to this is when Jesus taught His disciples how to behave when invited to a public gathering. “Take the lower seat in the back,” he admonished, “not the seat way up front, lest you be asked down by the host to give the seat to someone of a higher pedigree (noble, aristocratic).” In that connection, Christ gave this advice, “He that humbleth himself shall be exalted; and he that exalted himself shall be abased (lowered, humiliated).”These are extremely important lessons that every individual ought to know and practice, at all times. But now that Bishop During is gone, who will teach them? This is what we mean when we say that the nation has lost a great son.There were several officials who thought it necessary to invite Ambassador During to train their personnel in etiquette. One of them was the late Chief Justice Johnny Lewis. He saw the need for judicial officials to be trained in etiquette. Another was Defense Minister Brownie Samukai. Heaven knows that soldiers and military personnel need to know how to treat or deal with people.We hope that many other officials in public and private capacities would see the need to train their personnel in this vital field of human interaction.But who will do the training now that Ambassador During is gone? It behooves the Foreign Service Institute to recruit some competent students and have them trained, here or abroad, in etiquette, so that they may train others throughout the government and around the country.We believe this is a subject that should be taught in elementary and secondary institutions and in the institution of higher learning, too. And the sooner they start doing it, the better it will be for Liberian students.Ambassador During benefitted from a lot of training over the years, including diplomacy in The Hague, The Netherlands. What made him stand out is that he put this knowledge to good use, serving his country for so many years.He was still in government service when he was called to the Holy Ministry and became the cofounder of the Soul Cleansing Clinic of Jesus Christ, Inc. This ministry was started along with his mother-in-law, Mother Henriette V. Nesby, who was a prophetess. Through her prophesy, she brought many to Christ and helped them sharpen and deepen their faith. Her gift of prophesy was passed on to her daughter, Oretha.May God comfort and strengthen widow, and co-founder, Mother Oretha During who is now left to carry on the ministry, and her entire family, the leadership and members of their church and grant Bishop During eternal rest.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man dies as truck turns turtle on Linden-Lethem trail

first_img…porter, other occupants narrowly escape jaws of death, hospitalisedThe truck after the accidentA Georgetown resident was killed on Wednesday evening after the truck he was driving turned turtle in the vicinity of Devil Hill, Lethem-Linden trail.The dead man has been identified as 35-year-old Anil Persaud of Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown.Based on information received, the porter of the truck, along with two other persons who were inside of the truck at the time of the accident, are said to have sustained minor injuries and were admitted at the Linden Public Hospital Complex, Region Ten, for treatment.Police preliminary investigations revealed that at about 14:00h, Persaud was driving the motor lorry bearing registration number BBC 9430 and upon reaching the top of a hill, the trailer, which was loaded with logs, suddenly began to descend.As this began to happen, Persaud attempted to change gears and direction but instead, the vehicle toppled downhill.Although the porter and other occupants made it out of the wreckage, Persaud was said to have been pinned in the wrecked cabin for quite some time.Nevertheless, he was pulled from the mangled cabin several hours later.Commander of E Division (Linden/Kwakwani) Linden Lord told this publication that Persaud’s body was transported to the Linden Hospital Complex after which it would be taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Mortuary where a Post-Mortem Examination would be conducted.Investigations into the fatal accident in ongoing.In March last, Jomal Anthony— a porter—was crushed to death by a truck at the Kara Kara Toll Booth, Linden, Region Ten. It was reported that motor lorry GSS 1407 was proceeding along the roadway when it was alleged by the driver that the porter disembarked the lorry to pay toll fees.He subsequently jumped up on the said lorry’s gas tank, situated on the left side of the lorry, whilst it was in motion. The porter reportedly lost his grip, causing him to fall between the lorry and trailer on to the roadway where he was run over by the trailer.last_img read more

GIVEN STUNNED AS NEWCASTLE UTD FIRE HUGHTON

first_imgNEWCASTLE LEGEND Shay Given is said to be stunned by the decision of his former club to fire ex-Ireland international Chris Hughton today.The 51-year-old took over the reins at St. James Park in 2009 and led the Magpies to the Championship title.Newcastle are currently in 11th place in the Premier League table and have managed victories against Arsenal, Aston Villa and Sunderland. Newcastle defender Sol Campbell was among a number of players who openly criticised the decision today. Peter Beardsley will take over on an interim basis.A statemnent on Newcastle’s official website read, “The board would like to place on record their thanks to Chris for his considerable efforts during the club’s transition from Championship to Premier League football.“Chris has shown exceptional character and commitment since being appointed manager in October 2009. The club wishes him well for the future.“Regrettably the board now feels that an individual with more managerial experience is needed to take the club forward. “The task of appointing a new manager now begins. An announcement will be made shortly regarding transitional arrangements pending the appointment of a successor.”Given, a legend in Newcastle, is said to have been ‘stunned’ by the club decision to fire Hughton.A friend said: “Shay can’t believe it. He was delighted when Chris took United back into the Premiership. He believes it sums up how badly run the club he loves is now being run.”GIVEN STUNNED AS NEWCASTLE UTD FIRE HUGHTON was last modified: December 6th, 2010 by gregShare 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

PICTURE SPECIAL – HUGE CROWD TURNS OUT FOR OTWAY LADIES CAPTAIN’S DAY

first_imgThere was a huge turnout for the annual Lady Captain’s day at Otway which was hosted this year by Patricia Fahy.Above are a selection of pictures from those who enjoyed the big day out at Otway.Thankfully the weather remained dry for the day and everybody in attendance had a fantastic day. Well done to Patricia on hosting such a wonderful event.PICTURE SPECIAL – HUGE CROWD TURNS OUT FOR OTWAY LADIES CAPTAIN’S DAY was last modified: August 25th, 2014 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:golfNoticesOtwaySportlast_img read more

PATSY LOOKS ‘PRETTY IN PINK’ FOR RUN DONEGAL WOMEN’S 5K

first_imgPatsy in Pink..Irish Athletic Coach Patsy McGonagle pictured with Brigeen Doherty and Grace Boyle at the launch press launch for the forthcoming Run Donegal Women’s 5k which takes place on Sunday, April 6th at 11am.  It starts at the Finn Valley Centre in Stranorlar  The money raised from this year’s event will go towards the purchase of a new baby oxygen delivery machine for the Paediatric Department in Letterkenny General Hospital.  Photo Brian Mc Daid/CristephPATSY LOOKS ‘PRETTY IN PINK’ FOR RUN DONEGAL WOMEN’S 5K was last modified: March 29th, 2014 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) Tags:Donegal Women’s 5Klast_img read more

MCLAUGHLIN IMPRESSES ON NOTTS COUNTY DEBUT

first_imgStephen McLaughlin impressed on his Notts County debut against Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday night.Former Finn Harps player and Clonmany native Stephen McLaughlin impressed on his debut for Notts County on Tuesday night.The talented winger joins Notts County on loan for one month from city rivals Nottingham Forest.Stuart Pearce opted to let McLaughlin go on loan, despite impressing for Forest in last week’s Capital One Cup defeat to Spurs at White Hart Lane. Pearce feels McLaughlin will benefit from the loan deal by getting much needed game time under his belt and is very much in his long-term plans.McLaughlin started in the 2-0 victory over Crewe Alexandra and set-up the second goal for striker Jake Cassidy.McLaughlin was impressive and showed his class throughout the match.Next up for McLaughlin and Notts County is the visit of Gillingham on Saturday at Meadow Lane.  MCLAUGHLIN IMPRESSES ON NOTTS COUNTY DEBUT was last modified: October 2nd, 2014 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:Home-page SportnewsNottingham ForestNotts CountyStephen McLaughlinlast_img read more