No Blatche for Gilas in Fiba Asia as Reyes bares Final 12

first_imgView comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano READ: Filipinos fail to finish Gilas stint on a high note despite win over IranRounding up the roster are Raymond Almazan and Fil-German big man ChristianStandhardinger, who took Blatche’s place.In an earlier report from the Inquirer, Blatche was reluctant in joining the team because of the peace and order situation in Beirut, Lebanon.Gilas Pilipinas is set to compete in the continental championships, with Australia and New Zealand participating for the first time, from August 8 to 20.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Gilas Pilipinas will be without naturalized center Andray Blatche for the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon this August.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Embattled Olympic boxing body picks Russia for 2019 worlds Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coach Chot Reyes bared his 12-man roster Tuesday night with just two weeks left before the Philippines shoots for the Asian title after years of finishing with the silver medal.READ: Sources: Blatche reluctant to join Gilas in Lebanon Fiba Asia FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Veterans June Mar Fajardo, Jayson Castro, Terrence Romeo, Calvin Abueva, and Japeth Aguilar banner the team together with returning defender Gabe Norwood.Rookies Jio Jalalon, Matthew Wright, and Roger Pogoy were also retained in the roster along with cadet Carl Bryan Cruz. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Yap to the rescue

first_imgMOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJames Yap hit the big shots during the biggest moments on Wednesday night, lifting Rain or Shine to a nail-biting 75-74 over Magnolia to remain in the lead in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Mall of Asia Arena.The former two-time MVP while playing, interestingly, for the Purefoods franchise, hit 11 points in the fourth, including the game-winning three-point play with 2.5 seconds left that lifted the Elasto Painters to their fifth straight win in a 7-1 record.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history That more or less meant a seat in the quarterfinals for the Painters, who have played the most games before the tournament goes on a much-needed break.The loss was the third straight for the reigning Governors’ Cup champion Hotshots, who couldn’t hold on to a 74-72 lead that former Rain or Shine franchise player Paul Lee gave them the play before.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Basically, we expected Magnolia’s going to come out defensively like they usually do,” Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia said. “But at the end of the day, we just hit the big shots.”“I think the story of the game is simple: James Yap,” Garcia added. Teener lords it over clark speedway View comments 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Meanwhile, shorthanded Alaska got a lot of players stepping up that resulted in the Aces second straight win, a 103-101 nipping of Blackwater in the first game.Jeron Teng and Carl Bryan Cruz scored 18 each for Alaska.The scores:First GameALASKA 103—Cruz 18, Teng 18, Thoss 16, Exciminiano 14, Banchero 11, Ayaay 9, Pascual 8, Galliguez 7, Potts 2, Baclao 0.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college BLACKWATER 101—Maliksi 25, Sumang 18, Digregorio 14, Jose 9, Tratter 7, Belo 7, Sena 6, Cortez 6, Desiderio 4, Alolino 3, Eriobu 2, Javier 0, Banal 0.Quarters: 29-28, 49-48, 75-72, 103-101.Second GameRAIN OR SHINE 75 – Yap 18, Ahanmisi 13, Torres 11, Rosales 7, Norwood 6, Almazan 5, Belga 4, Nambatac 3, Ponferada 3, Mocon 3, Onwubere 2, Daquioag 0.MAGNOLIA 74 – Sangalang 16, Barroca 16, Herndon 11, Lee 10, Reavis 9, Brondial 7, Dela Rosa 2, Jalalon 2, Pascual 1, Melton 0.Quarters: 24-14, 40-33, 55-49, 75-74.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Bandits terrorise, rob teachers

first_imgTwo bandits terrorised and robbed two teachers at their Lot 39 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam home early Tuesday morning.One of the teachers was tied up as the men forced their way into the home through a window and ransacking it, seeking valuables.Speaking with Guyana Times, high school teacher Malissa Ramdhan said at about 01:30h, she heard strange voices in the lower flat of the two storied apartment which she occupies.“I can’t remember what the guy said but they tied me up,” the shaken woman recalled. She said one of the men used a towel to tie her hands and also to wrap it tightly around her throat to prevent her from screaming.According to Ramdhan, both men were unmasked and demanded cash and jewellery. “They took whatever I had; money, jewellery laptop… They searched everywhere; book, files, draws and whatever looked like gold they took it and whatever money I had they took it.”A section of the ransacked apartmentAccording to Ramdhan, the men spent about an hour and a half searching while insisting that the teacher had a lot of valuables hidden in the apartment after which they left but not before spraying the apartment with a strange chemical leaving the container behind.Ramdhan said she managed to loose herself but hid in the washroom and tried to protect her eyes and nose from a burning sensation. She recalled that about 10 minutes later, the men returned and broke open the washroom door and instructed her to accompany them to the upper flat.She said she was being held at knifepoint and told to call out her cousin.Khrishna Sookoo, another teacher, who lives in the upper flat, told this publication that he heard voices in the lower flat but the television was on so he was of the opinion that his cousin had friends over.“I hear my cousin calling at the door and I looked outside and her with two guys and then one said ‘don’t panic,’ so instinctively I know that it is bandits.”Sookoo pushed one of the men down the stair and the other in retaliation used a cutlass to chop him twice in the head before he escaped. The two cousins then raised an alarm. Sookoo was rushed to the hospital. The Police was notified and an investigation has been launched. In the yard, Police found an empty can of a lachrymatory agent.last_img read more

Busy week ahead for Blizzard Bike Club

first_imgThe Blizzard Bike club has a busy week ahead of them with four events scheduled.The first event Monday night saw members of the club compete in the Cactus Trail Race-ride.  Ben Dawson won the race with a time of 31:23, Dawit Feyissa was second and Robert Sapp came in third.  Two riders were unable to complete the race due to mechanical issues.Then on Tuesday night the club will hold a social ride from the College parking lot starting at 7pm.  There will also be the Baldonnel time trial Thursday at 7 p.m. followed by a Sunday ride to the Montney Store start at 10am from Kal Tire.- Advertisement -Fore more information about the club, visit their facebook page.last_img

PRRD handles cluttered South Peace properties

first_img[asset|aid=2806|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1f0c9c9e6cd69632af91dc71692e6886-Bernier 1_2_Pub.mp3] Director Evan Saugstad said because the land is being treated as a light industrial zone, it should be taxed as such. So he suggested that both B.C. Assessments and the ALC investigate the property.General Manager of Environmental Services, Bruce Simard says the PRRD will also voice the board’s concerns to the property owner..[asset|aid=2807|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=4ab87f0158c77ea3f6d74a80fbc5f53a-Bruce Simard 1_2_Pub.mp3] Advertisement By Christine Rumleskie The Peace River Regional District dealt with a couple of messy properties on Thursday.- Advertisement -The board met in Fort St. John, where directors reviewed two letters complaining about two separate litter-ridden properties in the South Peace.Ken Barrett’s letter complains about a property on the Old Edmonton Highway. His letter includes photos that show old cars, hot water tanks and scrap materials scattered across the property.The land is designated an ‘agricultural land zone’ by the Agricultural Land Commission.This is Dawson Creek Mayor Mike Bernier…Advertisementcenter_img In the end, the board unanimously decided to initiate an investigation on the property.Meanwhile, a separate letter was written by Bonnie Jones of Pouce Coupe. She expressed her frustrations about a messy property in Rolla. She wrote that she’s very disappointed that the Regional District has no bylaw in place to force residents to clean up their properties.But, the PRRD decided to respond to the letter, saying that if residents want such a bylaw, they will have to put a formal request in to the PRRD.last_img read more

Ca$h care

first_imgBRENTWOOD – Will Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s plan requiring all Californians to have health insurance work? Will it simplify billing? Will it water down the quality of health care for people already insured? Many well-heeled Angelenos are responding: Who cares? And some doctors say that within a decade or so, you may not either. In the city’s wealthier enclaves, medical care is moving beyond insurance altogether. Increasingly, doctors are negotiating fees directly with patients, who are eager to cut the red tape with greenbacks. Dr. Raphael Darvish launched Concierge Medicine/LA 18 months ago with this tagline: No insurance. No billing. No payments. No paperwork. No waiting. No hurrying. No headache. Located in Brentwood, the office is decorated in muted beige tones and Asian artwork, making it feel more like an art gallery than a doctor’s office. Examination rooms are named after Southern California’s exclusive beach resorts, such as the “Laguna Room.” For up to $2,900 a year, the Brentwood-based office covers primary and preventive medicine, including an annual Presidential Physical modeled on the physical President George W. Bush gets every year. Darvish says most other doctors he knows who have set up concierge-style practices still accept some insurance. “I went beyond that by just saying, `I don’t care about your insurance,”‘ said Darvish, a physician who also has an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. Darvish said half of his patients are in their 70s and 80s, with multiple medical problems and a need for constant access to their doctor. The other half are professionals in their 30s and 40s who are paying for the convenience. Decade of health Concierge-style medicine started to take off in the late 1990s, said Dr. Christopher Ewin, president of the Society for Innovative Medical Practice Design, a group that advocates a return to traditional doctor-patient relationships. Most concierge doctors charge an annual membership fee ranging from about $1,000 to $3,000 for primary and preventive medical needs, such as blood tests, pap smears, EKGs and physicals. Most concierge physicians either require or strongly encourage their patients to carry additional insurance for treatment other than primary care. The society was formed in 2002 and now counts about 160 members, concentrated in Florida and California. Ewin said he estimates there are about 300 to 400 doctors nationwide practicing under the model. Concierge critics While the model has taken off in tony communities and some middle-class neighborhoods, it does have its detractors. The main problem, critics say, is it provides great care for small numbers of wealthy patients, leaving the poor to fend for themselves. “The phenomenon of trying to cater to the high end of the market is not surprising,” said Gerald Kominski, associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. “Certainly it reduces a lot of financial risk for providers and allows them to be very selective. “What’s more troubling in the bigger picture is that it does represent further segmentation in the market between the `haves’ and the `have-nots.’ And until we solve the health care problem in the state and in the nation, I’m concerned that those who `have’ will have even more at the expense of the uninsured.” Concierge doctors acknowledge the “you get what you pay for” element. But they argue they are returning medicine to its roots – a personal relationship between doctor and patient – and are confident the model will spread to lower-income families. Deborah Bradley, a CBS Television sales executive, stayed with Fuchs when he converted to concierge service, largely because she wanted the convenience of having a personal physician. Even though Bradley has a pediatrician on her insurance plan for her toddler, she often makes use of Fuchs’ after-hours availability to ask questions. “I have his home number, his mobile phone number, and I can text-message him,” Bradley said. “The pediatrician’s office will say, `The doctor is really busy today; if she doesn’t get to you, she will definitely call you tomorrow.’ It doesn’t feel good.” Bradley also likes the hassle-free billing of concierge service, for which she pays a fixed $2,400 fee per year. “How many times have you been told by the doctor’s office that you wouldn’t be billed, then you end up fighting on the phone over a $47 bill?” she ask Darvish, who has the Brentwood practice, said eliminating billing frustrations is a huge attraction for patients and doctors alike. “When I started this practice, I thought, `Deductibles and billing as a patient are a complete nightmare, and as a physician it’s a nightmare. People understand, `I swipe my credit card and I get something.’ They don’t understand 70/30 coverage: (The doctor) gets a check, I pay a part.” Middle class reached Some doctors already have a number of middle-class patients. Dr. Thomas LaGrelius, owner of Skypark Preferred Family Care, a concierge medical practice in Torrance, said most of his 600 patients are middle income. “They’re typical Americans: plumbers, teachers; many are seniors,” he said. About 100 of them are carry-overs from his traditional family practice, which he converted in 2005. They are people on low fixed incomes who could not afford the membership fees, so LaGrelius took them on as “scholarship” patients, something he says is fairly standard for most concierge practices. “The problem with primary care today is that it is dying,” said LaGrelius, who is also an instructor at University of California medical school and is part of a group of doctors from the Los Angeles County Medical Association working on a response to Schwarzenegger’s health care proposal. He said he applauds the governor for getting a conversation started, but there’s something for everyone to hate in the gubernatorial proposal. In LaGrelius’ case, it’s the mandate that everyone has to buy insurance. Whether the plan leads to change or not, LaGrelius said concierge medicine will become an affordable model for most Americans. Barbara Correa can be reached at barbara.correa@dailynews.com or (818) 713-3662. Sample concierge fees, annual rates $900 – Individuals, 18-39 $1,800 – Individuals, 40 and over $3,200 – Adult couple $2,000 – Single-parent family: one adult, plus unmarried dependent children under 25 $3,600 – Family (two adults, plus unmarried dependent children under age 25) Source: Skypark Preferred Family Care, Torrance The practice even has a ritzy moniker: concierge medicine. But far from being within the exclusive purview of the well-to-do, this increasingly popular approach to medical care – which essentially eliminates the insurance company from the doctor-patient relationship – will one day be the norm for the rich and poor and everyone in between, some doctors say. “There’s no question that in 15 to 20 years, this is how medicine is going to work,” said Dr. Albert Fuchs, an internist in Beverly Hills. “It will eventually get down to the middle class. Just like … homeowners’ insurance, you don’t use that to pay for someone to mow your lawn. That’s where the future is – the routine stuff you pay for yourself.” Fuchs opened his family PPO (preferred provider organization) practice in 2000. He converted it to a concierge service 18 months ago, dropping his patient load to less than 400 from 2,000. last_img

The goal is cleaner air

first_imgA problem of a different sort still lies ahead for shippers and truckers. It’s TWIC, the Transportation Workers’ Identification Credential, which will be required of truck drivers starting next year. A fair assumption is that many of the independent drivers serving the ports are illegal immigrants, who wouldn’t be eligible for the new Homeland Security ID card. Port officials will have their hands full implementing their cleanup. But the most important goal, cleaner air, is about to be set.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach finally are ready to clean up diesel pollution It’s been a long time coming, but the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are about to start getting rid of thousands of high-polluting trucks that foul the region’s air. There’s more politicking ahead, but the most important rules have been drawn. L.A. gave its approval last week, and Long Beach harbor commissioners will do it today. Starting Oct. 1, the oldest and dirtiest trucks (those built before 1989) won’t be allowed on the property. Then each year the standards will be toughened until, within five years, all 16,000 trucks that serve the ports will meet clean-diesel standards. The rules would have been approved months ago, but the two ports got tangled in debates about whether to force independent owner-operators to become employees of bigger trucking firms. That needn’t happen. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Instead, the ports simply can impose fines on trucks that fail to meet pollution standards, and use the money to advance the program. It will take a lot more money, of course, to replace or retrofit all those trucks, and the owner-operators say they can’t afford it. So who will pay? Stay tuned. Few of the details have been filled in, but the challenge isn’t as onerous as it seems. For example, the ports could underwrite the financing of new trucks or engine retrofits, and operators could pay them back over a long period. This works as well for firms with employee drivers or independent operators. The ports also will look at container fees, which could provide revenue for improving bridges and other infrastructure needs. But cleaning up the diesels comes first because it is an urgent health priority. Tiny particulates from diesel emissions can lodge in the lungs and create a risk of cancer and other serious illnesses. Port activity is the biggest single source of diesel pollution in the L.A. Basin. Ships and dockside equipment also are a major target of the ports’ cleanup plans, but trucks cause about 40 percent of the problem. last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgWHITTIER – An ongoing adult vocal development class is offered through the Whittier Adult School from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the Pioneer High School music room, 10800 E. Benavon St. The class covers instruction in note reading, ear training, and exposes students to various musical styles. The registration fee is $35. For more information, call (562) 698-8121, Ext. 1300. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsMemory class set for seniors LA MIRADA – Behavioral Health Services Inc. will provide information on ways for seniors to improve their memory at 10 a.m. today at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Participants will learn effective memory enhancement techniques. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Historical Society plans chili cookoff WHITTIER – The first-ever Whittier Historical Society Chili Cookoff will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot next to Joe Miller Field, just east of the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave., at Mar Vista Street. Admission to the International Chili Society-sanctioned cook-off is $3 per person. Besides championship chili, there will be music, games, historical enactments, plus business-vendor booths. Vendor space is still available. For more information, call Rosalie at (562) 698-1718, or call the museum between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. today or Friday at (562) 945-3871. Church to hold rummage sale WHITTIER – St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 S. Washington Ave., will hold a rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Lots of bargains will be offered. For more information, call (562) 945-5325. Neighborhood Watch meeting set WHITTIER – A Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 30 at Telechron School, 11200 Telechron Ave. Los Angeles County representatives will be present at the meeting. For more information, call (562) 698-7645. Poetry group to meet at center LA HABRA – The Poetry Club of the Seasons Senior Center will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 26 at 200 W. Whittier Blvd. Poems by local writers, Walt Whitman and others will be read. For more information, call (562) 696-0375, or (562) 690-4806. Drum circle planned for June 4 WHITTIER – A drum circle will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. June 4 at Parnell Park at Lambert Road and Scott Avenue. Some drums will be provided, but people can also bring their own and a chair. Children are welcome. For more information, call (626) 961-5453. League to hold book review WHITTIER – The Assistance League of Whittier will hold its last book review in conjunction with the Whittier Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the league’s Chapter House, 6339 Greenleaf Ave. Featured will be Bonnie Weber, children’s librarian, who has coordinated the series of book reviews for the past two years. Weber and several other librarians will review and critique a variety of books. Cost of the event is $10. Coffee and tea will be served. Checks should be sent to: Assistance League of Whittier, P.O. Box 386, Whittier, 90608. For more information, call (562) 696-0408. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY

first_imgThe 3rd team got their season off to a good start with a home win on Saturday evening against Naomh Conaill. They are due to play St Michael’s on Saturday evening in Dunfanaghy.After a weekend off the Reserve and Senior teams are due to play Naomh Conaill in Glenties on Sunday at 1.30 and 3pm.The Under 14 girls team started their league campaign with a home win against Red Hughs on Tue 3rd April. A very good performance from the under 12 girls who were drafted in due to a shortage of some of the older players. The Minors are due to play St Michael’s at home on Wed 11th and will play away to Letterkenny Gaels on Friday 13th April.Both games have a 7pm throw-in.The monthly club meeting will take place on Monday 16th April at 8.15pm.Can everyone who is using the hall please ensure that it is locked when they are finished using it? All bookings for the hall or clubrooms must be made through Karen McHugh.Thanks to all who took part in the Glenveagh walk with a special thanks to Teresa Crawford for the baking and Carl Doherty for sponsoring the bus. The club is hoping to start Operation Fitness soon and anyone interested in taking part or helping out please come to a meeting on Friday night at 8.30 at the clubhouse, proceeds will go towards underage kit and equipment.   GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY was last modified: April 10th, 2012 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:Glenswilly GAA Club noteslast_img read more