Gilas cadet Troy Rike takes his talents to NU in UAAP

first_imgLATEST STORIES Wimbledon giantkiller happy to come out as gay 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 The Fil-American big man doesn’t have to serve residency as he will be taking up a master’s degree in NU. He can suit up as early as the upcoming UAAP Season 81.The former Demon Deacon played a total of 23 games in the NCAA mostly on a backup role.A 6-foot-7 forward, Rike will join an NU rotation that has brothers Shaun and Dave Ildefonso, Dave Wilson Yu, and John Lloyd Clemente.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Season 81 🦅🏹🐯🦅🐶🐃🗡 ?— Troy Rike (@troyrike) July 5, 2018 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Troy Rike already played for four years with Wake Forest but that doesn’t mean his collegiate eligibility is over.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ At 22-years-old, Rike is still eligible to play one more year of collegiate basketball in the Philippines and he decided to exhaust it with National University in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.Rike posted a mixtape on his Twitter account announcing that he’ll be suiting up for the Bulldogs in 2018.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

Tobacco legislation to be tabled soon – Dr Cummings

first_imgMinister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr Karen Cummings has outlined that Government planned to pass legislation altering the use of tobacco in the country.According to Dr Cummings, Government will be embarking on a number of initiatives with the aim of promoting a healthier Guyana and improving the productivity of its people.She said during the recently-held Unicomer health fair and expo that the tabling of the tobacco legislation was high on Government’s agenda.Last year, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) made calls for Guyana to pass tobacco control legislation, citing it as a top priority.According to PAHO, each year, tobacco kills six million people: 5.4 million active smokers and 600,000 non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke. It is the single legal consumer product that kills up to half of its users when used exactly as intended by the manufacturer, costing the global economy an estimated US0 billion each year.The Health Organisation had posited that the legislation was intended to protect present and future generations from the “devastating harms” of tobacco use, exposure to tobacco smoke and specifically to prevent tobacco use among youths. The legislation would also seek to ensure that the public is protected from the commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry, while preventing the illicit trade in tobacco products.The Minister believes that having the legislation passed will effectively reduce the illnesses associated with usage of the substance.“Having the legislation passed does not mean that the drug will be banned, but rather laws associated with the usage will be altered so that the drug is not readily available for purchase in an instant,” the Minister said.She highlighted that once the bill was passed in Parliament, the particulars relating to the purchase of tobacco would be reviewed, including the alteration of the age requirement for persons to purchase the drug.Ideally, no one should engage in smoking tobacco, but since that is difficult to achieve, the Minister said the Government will institute new laws that would make it more difficult for persons to get access to and use the drug.Additionally, she stated, smoking indirectly leaves a burden on the health administration of the country and that should be considered when persons decide to use the drug.As tobacco is one of the drugs that have a lasting effect on users, Cummings said that health practitioners were the ones who were left with the responsibility of having to nurse persons back to life. As such, the passing of the legislation will prove effective in improving the lives of the country’s population as well as reducing the strain on the Government and medical personnel.The Minister disclosed that there were a number of other strategies which the Government was contemplating to address the health situation as well as to promote safe lifestyles and practices.To achieve these goals, the Government will be partnering with a number of stakeholders along with faith-based organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other relevant bodies to adopt these positive health practices in Guyana.Dr Cummings said that the Government was planning on adopting policies that promote healthy eating which would significantly reduce the risk factors of related weight and cardiovascular diseases.“These strategic initiatives can be expected to be seen in the near future as the health of the population remains at the top of the [Public Health] Ministry’s concerns,” the Minister said.last_img read more

Police nab man ripping down PPP/C campaign flags

first_imgPolice have arrested a suspect who was caught ripping down elections paraphernalia of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic. The suspect is also accused of attacking the party’s supporters.According to Police on Friday, 38-year-old Mitra Mohan was in the company of three other PPP/C members at Westminister (White Shop Short Cut) Road mounting PPP/C flags on the utility poles when the man confronted him whilst he was on a ladder and pulled him off.The police said that the suspect then climbed the ladder and broke off the PPP/C flag from the pole then made good his escape. Police said the man was arrested at his Westminister, West Bank Demerara home after a report was made and is presently in custody assisting with the investigation.Last week, former parliamentarian Harry Gill, along with other members of the PPP/C were attacked while erecting elections campaign flags at Number 10 Village, West Coast Berbice.The incident, which was captured on caFlags that were ripped downmera, shows persons verbally abusing and physically blocking the team as it attempted to place the flags on the utility poles.In light of the recent attacks, the party had written to Police Commissioner Leslie James, asking for swift actions to be taken against supporters of the People’s National Congress (PNC)-led A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC) coalition, who attacked Opposition members and destroyed the party’s impedimenta.The PPP strongly condemned the acts. More so, General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Bharrat Jagdeo has expressed dissatisfaction in the way the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) is dealing with the reported campaign attacks while calling on the body to implement stricter penalties.  In 2015, a PPP/C rally was rudely interrupted by a band of supporters of the APNU/AFC – involving children in their nefarious activities, the supporters urinated on and burned PPP flags, and hurled missiles at the rally speakers, including party stalwart, Dr Roger Luncheon.The person reported to have urinated on the PPP flag and subsequently set it ablaze was Child Welfare Officer Abigail Baveghems, who is also the daughter of an APNU member.That incident has been widely criticised, given that it occurred on the same day that political parties had signed on to a Code of Conduct aimed at guiding the manner in which campaigning is conducted.last_img read more

High Court upholds Muhoroni Youth relegation

first_img0Shares0000Muhoroni Youth players line up before their match against Kariobangi Sharks at the Kasarani Stadium on November 4, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 22- Muhoroni Youth Football Club has suffered a blow after the Kisumu High Court dismissed with costs an application by the club seeking to be reinstated to the Kenya Premier League (KPL).High Court Judge Justice David Majanja says the club did not demonstrate that the decision to relegate it is grounded on unreasonable rules of standards. He says the club also finished bottom of the standings in the 2017 KPL season adding that despite a decision by the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) to reinstate them to play in the previous season damage had been done.Muhoroni had gone to court seeking to overturn their demotion from the top tier league, arguing that their late inclusion into the new season by the tribunal had affected their season.The sugarbelt side alongside Sofapaka started the season almost three weeks after the rest of the teams owing to a case at the tribunal over their dismissal by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) after failing to pass the Club Licensing test.Justice Majanja says both the FKF and the KPL are all in agreement that the decision to relegate the team is correct.But, the club’s advocate Bruce Odeny speaking to journalists after the judgment expressed his dissatisfaction with the court verdict saying they would be moving to the court of appeal to seek redress.-By Ojwang Joe0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DEAL DONE! Liverpool starlet completes move to Norwich City

first_img Sergi Canos 1 Norwich have completed the signing for Liverpool winger Sergi Canos.Press Association Sport understands the Canaries have paid £2.5million up front with a further £2million in add-ons related to appearances.Canos impressed on loan at Brentford last season, scoring seven times, and on his return to Anfield made his Liverpool debut in the final Premier League match of the season at West Brom.However, the Spaniard wanted more first-team football and after entering the final year of his contract he turned down a new deal from the Reds.Bristol City, Fulham and Brentford were also interested in the 19-year-old but he opted for Carrow Road and has agreed a four-year deal.last_img


first_imgLeading Gardai from the Bureau of Fraud Investigation are to address a seminar on business-related crime in Co Donegal tonight.Local Gardaí in association with Letterkenny Chamber are hosting the event.The seminar takes place at the COLAB at LYIT at 6.30pm and will be addressed by Detective Sgt Matt Sheridan who is based at the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation, Harcourt Square, Dublin. D/Sgt Sheridan will address the current crime trends relating to Business Crime / Credit Card Fraud / & On line trading and payment.The seminar will also be addressed by Sgt John Crosse, National Crime Prevention Office Harcourt Sq, Dublin. Sgt Crosse will address the attendance on Business Crime Nationally, what is being stolen, the profile of offenders times and days crime is most prevalent.Letterkenny Chamber and An Garda Síochana locally operate Business Watch in Letterkenny which is a forum where the business community meet with local Gardaí on a regular basis.Business Watch in Letterkenny are credited with developing a text alert scheme for local businesses to share information. This initiative has been rolled out nationally by Chambers Ireland in an effort to create a crime awareness, share information and have a proactive crime preventative focus. The seminar will be jointly chaired by Ms. Toni Forrester CEO Letterkenny Chamber & Inspector David Kelly Letterkenny Gardai.Please Note : This is a FREE seminar to give up to date information on crime targeted at the retail sector & in business in Co. Donegal.Come along on the night or contact Letterkenny Chamber on 91 24866/25505 or to register LEADING FRAUD GARDAI TO ADDRESS DONEGAL BUSINESS PEOPLE ON CRIME TRENDS was last modified: October 15th, 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:business peopleCoLabcrime tendsdonegalGardailast_img read more

QPR v MK Dons line-ups: Henry returns for Rangers

first_imgKarl Henry returns to the QPR side for the game against MK Dons at Loftus Road.Henry starts alongside Daniel Tozser in midfield in the absence of the injured Sandro – Rangers’ only change from the midweek draw with Sheffield Wednesday.James Perch is available again after serving a ban but must settle for a place on the bench, with Nedum Onuoha remaining at right-back.QPR: Green; Onuoha, Hall, Hill, Konchesky; Henry, Tozser; Phillips, Luongo, Chery; Emmanuel-Thomas.Subs: Smithies, Perch, Doughty, Fer, Hoilett, Faurlin, Polter.MK Dons: Martin; Spence, McFadzean, Kay, Lewington; Poyet, Forster-Caskey; Hall, Reeves, Murphy; Church.Subs: Burns, Hodson, Potter, Carruthers, Baker, Powell, Maynard.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Dolcini no-hitter, 12-run inning lead to Fortuna win over McKinleyville

first_imgFortuna >> Another no-hitter, another huge inning, another dominant league win — business as usual for the Fortuna Huskies softball team.Hailey Dolcini threw her fifth no-hitter of the season and the Fortuna offense erupted for 12 runs in the fourth inning as the Huskies downed the McKinleyville Panthers 13-0 on Thursday at Fortuna High School.“After we scored that first run, the next inning came along and we started making adjustments at the plate and going with the pitch,” said Fortuna head …last_img

Dell Curry wished Seth beat Stephen in 3-point contest

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The proud father watched his son practice in what marked a much different atmosphere than a week earlier.Then, Dell and Stephen Curry had a busy itinerary during NBA All-Star weekend that his dad called a “tiring whirlwind.” Less than a week later, the Warriors (42-17) practiced on Sunday evening at Davidson College in preparation for Monday’s …last_img

Horses Cure Internet Porn Addiction In South Korea

first_imgTags:#gaming#international. pause#Internet#Pause What do you do if your teenage daughter is addicted to videogames and Internet porn? For one South Korea family, the answer is to enroll your daughter in a horse riding therapy program. And by all accounts, it did the trick.Horse TherapyI guess that’s one way to sublimate your daughter’s budding sexual desires. Reports Reuters:Four months ago, the parents of a teenage South Korean girl were at their wits’ end over her addiction to surfing the Internet for pornography. When none of these worked, her school suggested the Riding Healing Center, a therapy organisation that uses horse-riding to cure emotional and behavioral disorders, which it believes are an underlying cause of internet addiction.And the equine therapy worked! Kim used to send seven hours or more on her computer, but now her mother says she “barely goes on the Internet,” and when she does, “she makes a promise to me first about how long she will play on the computer.”Fun With A Living ThingYoosook Joung, a Doctor of child psychiatry at Samsung Medical Centre, explained to Sky News the horse riding worked not just because it is “a very fun” physical activity, but also incorporates “a living thing” which ends up forging an “emotional connection” that can “help overcome Internet addiction.”  It is unclear if giving dogs and cats to those suffering from Internet addiction, which Korean government data estimates affects 680,000 children (or 10% of the total population under 19), would work as well as horses.Besides this horse therapy program, which plans on building 30 additional facilities by 2022 to meet “rising demand,” South Koreans have used anti-depressants as treatment for Starcraft 2 videogame addicts, and specifically for minors, instated a “Shutdown Law” that prevents anyone under the age of 16 from playing on the Internet past midnight. This Shutdown Law, however, is easily circumvented by teens like Kim who admitted to playing on the Internet all night long whenever her parents were away by using their accounts instead of hers.Internet Addiction Is A Worldwide ProblemSouth Korea isn’t the only Asian nation restricting minors’ use of the Internet; Thailand banned the use of cyber cafes for minors from 10pm to 2pm in 2006, and the Philippines did something similar way back in 1999. The popularity of cyber cafes has waned given the accessibility of personal computers and smartphones, but the appeal of the Internet has not.      Internet addiction is a buzzword in the United States as well, but a simpler solution – compared to giving everyone horses, anti-depressants or banning Internet usage at certain times for minors – would be education about the effects of being on the Internet for, say, seven or more hours a day.Basically, the idea is that there is more to life than the Internet (gasp).  Dancing therapy, for instance, is successfully combating Internet addiction in teen males in China. Image courtesy of Lana K/Shutterstock. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting fruzsina eordoghcenter_img Related Posts Kim’s parents tried art, music therapy and persistent nagging to try and stem their daughter’s addiction. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more