Jarencio takes blame for GlobalPort meltdown: ‘I wasn’t able to prepare my team’

first_img“No sour graping, no pinpointing. Perhaps, I wasn’t able to prepare my team well,” Jarencio said in Filipino. “It’s all my fault. It was all me.”Magnolia outscored GlobalPort, 27-14, in the pivotal third period en route to an 86-79 win to secure its spot in the semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDespite the loss that sent GlobalPort out of contention, Jarencio said he liked the fact that his players fought until the final buzzer.“At least we fought and that’s all I wanted which is to see them fight. We fell short but there will come a time that we’ll have a happy ending,” he said. “As long as the players keep working hard, continue to listen and do what they’re told, we’ll continue to improve.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Defense, patience keys to Hotshots’ comeback win, says Barroca MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio took full responsibility for his team’s loss to Magnolia on Tuesday night in a game where the Batang Pier blew an early 20-point lead.The Batang Pier led 26-6 late in the first quarter and were still ahead by 11 at the half before the Hotshots came all the way back behind old timers Mark Barroca and Marc Pingris in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City 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 LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Batang Pier dropped their last two games just when their star guard Terrence Romeo returned from a knee injury.Romeo hasn’t been himself since coming back and he also took the blame for failing to show up.“We weren’t able to make shots, especially myself. I’m still far from the player I used to be. I don’t have my timing and I really need to catchup on a lot of things,” he said.The 25-year-old Romeo, who is one of the most lethal scorers in the league today, scored just 14 points on 6-of-18 shooting from the field in close to 30 minutes of action.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Vendors call for King to be sacked

first_img… says he is turning “a blind eye” to their stolen goodsScores of vendors gathered outside Stabroek Market in Georgetown on Thursday calling for the removal of Town Clerk Royston King.The vendors are claiming that King is turning a blind eye to their woes, which includes market office staff allegedly stealing their goods. The vendors are alleging that hundreds of thousands of dollars are being stolen by the staff and nothing is being done to address the issue.“Royston King got to go! As well as Mr Gordon! They intend to make we suffer,” and “We making a living. Legally. We ain’t selling drugs!” the angered sellers shouted. President of the Guyana Market Vendors Union (GMVU), Eon Andrews, who participated in the protest, stated that the Brickdam Police Station refused to document the vendors’ report on the matter.“Carter was told that they would not take her statement on the issue. No reason for this was given,” he said.One of the vendors Carol Carter stated that over 300 pairs of slippers were stolen from her stall, which was “locked up” and unattended, for a short while. “I left to go do some business, and come back and see all the slippers that I had hang up right around my stalls, gone. Over $300,000 in goods they thief!” she argued.The vendors believe that they are being targeted because of their position within the Market Association.Acting Deputy Market Clerk, who identified herself as “Ms Smith” stated that she was unaware of what had happened and promised to investigate the matter.This is the second time for the week that calls were made for King to be removed. On Tuesday, Councillor of Constituency Six Andrea Marks convened a silent protest in the midst of the statutory meeting, calling for King to be booted.She had stated that she decided to protest because of the Town Clerk’s decision to have vendors from around Bourda Market, on Robb Street, cease selling without any prior notice.She accused King of lying repeatedly and being “drunk with power”.last_img read more

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New physician coming to practice in Fort St. John

first_imgThe Facebook posting reads that she’s “doing the happy dance” after receiving an email from said physician, that in part reads, “I look forward to joining [the] Fort St John medical community.”We’re currently trying to gather comment from Northern Health and will update this story once they’re contacted. – Advertisement –last_img

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Guardiola reveals why he left Toure out of Man City side but quiet on Bravo link

first_img1 Yaya Toure was left out of the squads to face Sunderland and Steaua Bucharest Yaya Toure has been left out of Manchester City’s squad for the first leg of their Champions League play-off at Steaua Bucharest.The Ivory Coast midfielder did not even make the bench for the first match of new manager Pep Guardiola’s reign, against Sunderland on Saturday.Now the 33-year-old has not been included in City’s travelling party for Tuesday’s clash in the Romanian capital, a decision by Guardiola which could increase speculation over the one-time team linchpin’s future.Speaking in his pre-match press conference at the Arena Nationala, Guardiola said: “He is a player of us and he is training amazing, but I was not sure if he was going to play, and so I prefer it if he stays there training good in Manchester.“We travelled with two young guys and for the selection I prefer it to be the young guys than Yaya Toure.“I prefer it if he stays there training and focuses on the next game. I have a lot of respect of him, for his career and quality, but for the first days – against Sunderland – we were looking for a more intensive game. That is why he didn’t play, the only reason why.”Guardiola also made headlines prior to Saturday’s 2-1 defeat of Sunderland by leaving long-time City number one Joe Hart on the bench.The Spaniard said that he needed a goalkeeper to play more with his feet and Willy Caballero, having returned for pre-season training ahead of Hart, was more attuned to the requirement.The ruthless decision has also sparked conjecture over the England keeper’s status but Guardiola would not discuss reports the club have lined up a move for Barcelona’s number two Claudio Bravo.The former Barca boss said: “I think it is not the moment to talk about players who are not in Manchester City. They are players for another club. I am not going to talk, one day before one of the most important games of the season, about transfers.”A question on whether City might be open to offers for Hart was cut off by UEFA’s representative but Guardiola said he has been pleased with the player’s response to the situation.He said: “Since I am manager of Manchester City, from the time we were together with Joe, it was perfect – his behaviour, his training sessions, on the pitch, off the pitch. He is a big professional.”last_img read more

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‘BISHOP NEVER SAID SORRY TO ME FOR ABUSE AT THE HANDS OF HIS PRIEST UNCLE’

first_imgMichael Connolly – never got an apologyA DONEGAL man who was the victim of abuse by a priest has spoken about how his abuser’s uncle – a Catholic bishop – has still not said ‘sorry’ for the crimes committed against him.Michael Connolly was sexually assaulted in the Diocese of Clogher, part of which covers Donegal.The attacks at the hands of Father Peter Duffy took place in Donagh, Co Fermanagh between 1969 and 1974. His abuse case was not covered in the recent Clogher report on clerical sexual abuse as it fell outside the dates being investigated by the Church’s Safeguarding Board.Now Mr Connolly has told how he met Bishop Duffy, now retired, in 2009 about the abuse at the hands of his uncle.“He listened intently as I give him the graphic details of his uncle’s behaviour,” Michael told Donegal Daily.“He was sympathetic but did not take any steps to establish if there were any other victims in the Donagh or Newtownbutler area that may need help and support. “Neither Bishop Duffy nor any other member of the church has contacted me since to express any concern for me or my family which I find disappointing and uncompassionate. Two other victims have since come forward.“There are very many aspects of the Clogher report which are very positive with regards to child protection but the report is an internal report, bankrolled by the church.“The report does not mention any names of priests nor does it give any indication as to what parishes abuse took place. What is particularly hurtful is that the voices of those who have been abused are not taken into account while compiling this report.“This document exacerbates the agony for victims in their quest to establish the truth. The truth can only be established by a proper state inquiry, carried out under legislation so that those who have been involved in abuse and also those responsible for standing in the way of justice; putting children in danger, can be brought to book for their behaviour.”Michael in association with Amnesty International, is holding a meeting in the Europa hotel Belfast on 29th of May, to launch the campaign for a Northern clerical abuse inquiry. He added: “We would very much appreciate everyone who has been affected by clerical abuse, in Northern Ireland to come along and givers your support. Professionals will be available at the meeting to give guidance and advice.”People can register their interest by signing into www.clericalabuseni.com.The Clogher report found that retired bishop Duffy consistently missed opportunities to prevent clergy from sexually abusing children.The National Board for Safeguarding Children said that in one particular case in Clogher, there was an unacceptable delay in taking action against a priest and removing him from all ministry following receipt of a credible allegation. Another priest suspected of multiple abuse was transferred to another parish and eventually was sent overseas for therapeutic help.He was later extradited to the Republic from the United States but died before he could be brought before the courts.Many of the cases mirrored similar abuse cases in the Raphoe and Derry dioceses.‘BISHOP NEVER SAID SORRY TO ME FOR ABUSE AT THE HANDS OF HIS PRIEST UNCLE’ was last modified: May 2nd, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:’BISHOP NEVER SAID SORRY TO ME ABUSE AT THE HANDS OF HIS PRIEST UNCLE”BISHOP NEVER SAID SORRY TO ME FOR ABUSE AT THE HANDS OF HIS PRIEST UNCLE’last_img read more

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NEW ALCOHOL AWARENESS PROJECT FOR PREGNANT MUMS TO BE LAUNCHED AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL

first_imgA new project designed to increase awareness of the health benefits to pregnant mums and unborn children of ceasing alcohol consumption entirely during pregnancy has been taking place Letterkenny.Letterkenny HospitalThe project has been ongoing in the ante-natal clinic of Consultant Obstetrician and Associate Clinical Director for Women and Children, Dr Nandini Ravikumar at Letterkenny General Hospital.This is a new initiative, which aims to build alcohol awareness-raising into general practice in the ante-natal clinic. As part of the project, the hospital will host the launch of a new toolkit for health professionals: ‘Prescription for a Healthy Pregnancy Toolkit’, which will take place next Thursday April 3 at the hospital.The new toolkit will be used by midwives and health practitioners to help support pregnant mums to lead a healthier pregnancy.The oficial launch f the project takes place today in the hospital lobby at 2pm.The launch takes place at the conclusion of ‘Alcohol Awareness Week’, a national initiative supported by the HSE in conjunction with the Alcohol Forum and other agencies which runs between March 31 and April 3 2014. Led by Letterkenny hospital, this initative is supported by a range of agencies including the HSE West Donegal Drug and Alcohol Service, the Alcohol Forum, the Donegal Education and Training Board, and the North West Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force.  NEW ALCOHOL AWARENESS PROJECT FOR PREGNANT MUMS TO BE LAUNCHED AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL was last modified: April 3rd, 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:alcohol awareness projectdonegalLetterkenny General Hospitalnew mumslast_img read more

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Appeal issued for clothing donations to Syrian refugees

first_imgCollections are being taken across Donegal today and throughout this week for essential items to help the people of Syria.Up to 13.5million people are in need of support and protection in Syria, where the conflict has displaced 6.3 million people from devastated areas as they seek shelter in refugee camps in Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, Jordan and beyond.Refugees urgently need materials to stay warm during the harsh winter on camp sites. A joint initiative of the Letterkenny Islamic Association, the Donegal Intercultural Platform and the St. Vincent de Paul society seeks to deliver a lifeline to those in need.The groups are looking to transport items desperately needed by families, including:Clothes, cuddly toys, toiletries, shoes, new underwear, blankets, over the counter medication, nappies and socks.Details for drop-off points are below: Image: Letterkenny Islamic Association FaceboookTo respect the dignity of the refugees, this appeal asks for people to donate only clean and good items they would use themselves.Appeal issued for clothing donations to Syrian refugees was last modified: August 11th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:collectionLetterkenny Islamic AssociationSyrialast_img read more

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Minister welcomes funding boost for those affected by alcohol in Donegal

first_imgA grant worth €12,339 for the alcohol Forum in Donegal and its work to support children, young people and families has been welcomed. Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh welcomed the funding boost today (Fri).“This €12,339 grant for Alcohol Forum is a just reward for a group which is trying to make a positive difference in people’s lives. I wish them the best with all of their work,” Minister McHugh said. “They have been supported by the Government thanks to their focus on supporting prevention and early intervention and for their use of innovation in trying to meet the needs of young people and their families.“Their goal is to reduce harm, to make change happen and to support communities and families to prevent harm because of alcohol.The Alcohol Forum secured the grant through the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Innovation Fund which is supported through the Dormant Accounts Fund.Minister McHugh added: “The value of work by a group like the Alcohol Forum is immeasurable. It is about making lives better. “I am delighted to see this recognition financially but also because of the efforts that are being made to use existing data and evidence to change futures and outcomes for children who are experiencing disadvantage.”Minister welcomes funding boost for those affected by alcohol in Donegal was last modified: September 20th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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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Darwin’s Ethics: All and/or None

first_imgSeveral stories recently indicate that evolutionists not only want to control the non-tangible areas of study, such as ethics and morals, they want to prevent anyone else from having a say.Psychology:  License to sin – What would you think of a scientist who tempted people to sin so that he could observe their actions?  Yet that is what a team did to students, as reported by EurekAlert.  They found that “asking people to think about vice increases their likelihood of giving in.”  This should raise red flags about the ethics and limits of science.Theology: Drosophila philosophy – Believe it or not, an article on EurekAlert asks whether fruit flies have free will.  The article, about a study published on PLoS One, ponders what combination of chance and necessity (and only those ingredients) can explain the fly’s behavior.  Free will vs determinism has long been an issue discussed by theologians and philosophers.  Now, biologists are thinking they can give the definitive word.  Presumably, what applies to fruit flies applies to people as well.Genetic engineering: Age of the chimera – The BBC News reported that the British government has bowed to pressure from scientists and overturned prohibitions against human-animal hybrid experimentation.  An ethicist called this “appalling” and said, “This is a highly controversial and terrifying proposal, which has little justification in science and even less in ethics.  Endorsement by the UK government will elicit horror in Europe and right across the wider world.”    Proponents advertised hoped-for cures for genetic diseases, and argued it was “an area where these [chimeras] could be used for scientific benefit.”  According to The Guardian (UK), a geneticist said “I’m delighted that common sense has prevailed,” calling the hybrids just “cells on a dish.”Education: Warning signs – The scientific press is sounding an alarm: a Darwin skeptic who was on the Kansas school board is now running unopposed for a post in Washington on the National Association of State Boards of Education.  Science Daily had only negative things to say about this development.  It “has many evolution advocates concerned,” and Ken Miller (Brown U) responded, “any situation that provides an opportunity for the opponents of science education to advance their agenda is a matter of concern.”    This presupposes the Darwin supporters have no agenda.  It also asserts without proof that candidate Kenneth R. Willard opposes “science education” completely, and that only pro-evolutionists are in favor of science education.  If appointed, Kenneth R. Willard would not even start serving till January 2009.  He said in the Hutchinson News that evolution is not on the agenda of the NASBE, and he does not expect to bring it up.  Nevertheless, activists with Kansas Citizens for Science are urging a write-in campaign to oppose his election on the grounds he is “anti-education.”Education: Litmus Test – Astrobiologist Guillermo Gonzalez, co-author of The Privileged Planet, was denied tenure at Iowa State last week, not because he lacked publications (he exceeded the requirement by 350%), or because his scientific work was substandard (it was acclaimed by peers, see Evolution News), but because he is a “Darwin skeptic” who supports intelligent design.  The news about his tenure denial was widely reported: for more information, see Evolution News and its review of report in Nature on the case.History: Darwin letters opened – Want to read the innermost thoughts of Charles Darwin?  His letters have been posted on the web, announced the BBC News. Ideology: Biopolitics – Can evolutionary theory bring an end to the clash of ideologies?  Apparently psychologist John Jost (New York U) thinks so.  He is persuading colleagues that human tendencies to embrace various ideologies can be analyzed with equations.  See story on EurekAlert.Propaganda: Anti-evolutionism as anti-science – An article in Science1 tried to analyze the “childhood origins of adult anti-science behavior.”  Paul Bloom and Deena Skolnick Weisberg considered creationism and resistance to evolutionary theory as examples of anti-scientific attitudes, and portrayed them as childish behaviors that were not properly overcome through education.  Surprisingly, they admitted that common sense contributes to resistance to evolution.    They ended, “This is the current situation in the United States, with regard to the central tenets of neuroscience and evolutionary biology.  These concepts clash with intuitive beliefs about the immaterial nature of the soul and the purposeful design of humans and other animals, and (in the United States) these beliefs are particularly likely to be endorsed and transmitted by trusted religious and political authorities.”  The idea is that scientists and educators need to be aware of these “anti-science” tendencies in their efforts to teach science – a science that is congruent with materialistic neuroscience and evolution.    At Access Research Network, David Tyler wrote a lengthy critique of this article from an intelligent design perspective.Emotions: Darwin book redux – Another paper in Science2 resembled Darwin’s Book The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals and even included the 1872 book as a reference.  In “Embodying Emotion,” Paula Niedenthal gave physicalistic interpretations of emotions in people and in animals.  Though she did not refer to evolutionary theory directly, her paper also lacked any reference to anything like a soul or spirit.  She said, “In particular, I discuss insights that have been stimulated by theories of embodied cognition and show how such theories account for the embodiment effects that you and Darwin might have been able to intuit.”Morals: Biological morality – Jonathan Haidt got a full-page press in Science3 for his ideas on moral evolution (see 05/17/2007).  “More research is needed on the collective and religious parts of the moral domain, such as loyalty, authority, and spiritual purity,” he said, but it is clear in his paper that he meant all these things have an evolutionary basis, and zero epistemic authority.    For instance, he said, “From prokaryotes to eukaryotes, from single-celled organisms to plants and animals, and from individual animals to hives, colonies, and cooperative groups, the simple rules of Darwinian evolution never change, but the complex game of life changes when radically new kinds of players take the field.”  From here he launched into a discussion of the morality exhibited by ants.    Later, he remarked, “because morality may be as much a product of cultural evolution as genetic evolution, it can change substantially in a generation or two.”  That’s a clear statement of moral relativism.  Throughout his paper, evolution was one of the most prominent and common words.These sample articles make clear that evolution is a complete package.  From a big bang to the death of the universe, the evolutionary world view seeks to encompass every concept, even the immaterial ones like love, morality, and world views themselves.  When anyone tries to offer a different perspective that does not embrace evolution’s underlying materialism, the alarms are sounded.  Pro-evolutionists employ “scientific” morality, whatever it is, to label the challenge anti-science, anti-education, and just plain wrong.1Paul Bloom and Deena Skolnick Weisberg, “Paul Bloom and Deena Skolnick Weisberg,” Science, 18 May 2007: Vol. 316. no. 5827, pp. 996-997, DOI: 10.1126/science.1133398.2Paula M. Niedenthal, “Embodying Emotion,” Science, 18 May 2007: Vol. 316. no. 5827, pp. 1002-1005, DOI: 10.1126/science.1136930.3Jonathan Haidt, “The New Synthesis in Moral Psychology,” Science, 18 May 2007: Vol. 316. no. 5827, pp. 998-1002, DOI: 10.1126/science.1137651.And so, pray tell, how would they know it is wrong?  Right and wrong are judgments about truths that are immaterial.  If morals emerge from particles in motion, they are not morals at all: they are temporary, arbitrary trends of collectives of objects.  If you base an argument on something arbitrary, you can prove anything – including the idea that materialism is false.  Christian theists, by contrast, can prove something is right or wrong, because their presuppositions include the notion of eternal truths and laws of logic.    Evolutionism is not a science.  It is a world view.  It is a silly world view that refutes itself, because it cannot generate intangibles like morals and truths by appeals to particles in motion.  Any one of the appeals to “science” that the evolutionist uses to defend its brand of morality, rationality or ideology is a two-edged sword.  Using the same arguments, a skilled debater can turn the tables and tie the Darwinist in intellectual knots.For instance, moral relativism is a capitulation to the idea that anything goes.  But if anything goes, then calling anything immoral in any context is bad if the majority likes it – such as creationism.  Furthermore, attacking moral relativism itself can be good if the majority so desires – which refutes the idea that morals are relative.  Q.E.D.You can’t get moral blood out of a materialist turnip.  The same goes for truths, laws of logic, and consciousness.    Once you understand this, and watch how the radical Darwinists intrude into every area of scholarship, including fundamental issues far beyond biology, you see why the radical Darwinists are a threat: a threat to rationality, to morality, to education, and to civilization itself.  Their own words condemn them.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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