Chooks-to-Go scraps PBA plans, reaffirms commitment with national team

first_imgRonald Mascariñas, president and general manager of Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netWith the PBA still yet to resolve issues in the Board of Governors, Ronald Mascariñas, Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. president, bared that the Chooks-to-Go brand has decided to abandon its plans of pursuing its own PBA team to exert all of its efforts in helping the national team.“The last few months of our association with Gilas gave us the realization that it’s best for us to put all our resources behind the national team,” Mascariñas said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 LATEST STORIES Boy Sablan out as UST coach Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnycenter_img Mascariñas expressed interest in acquiring a PBA franchise before, but the amiable executive had a change of heart after repeated attempts and instead, reaffirmed its partnership with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) going forward.Chooks-to-Go has been a primary supporter of SBP’s programs, from the grassroots level in age group 3×3 tournaments to sponsoring the national team in international tournaments like the Jones Cup and the Southeast Asian Games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThe poultry company has also went on to field a squad in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup in Chenzhou, China, with prospective naturalized import Isaiah Austin, together with this year’s first rounders Kiefer Ravena, Raymar Jose, and Jeron Teng bannering Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas.“Even if we had limited time to practice, coach Chot (Reyes) was able to assemble a very strong team,” said Mascariñas. MOST READ Deciding to go all in with the SBP, Chooks-to-Go will continue to give its all out support for Smart Gilas Pilipinas in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers, which starts on Friday against Japan in Tokyo. Chooks-to-Go will also rally behind Gilas in the upcoming 2018 Fiba 3×3 World Cup which will be staged here in Manila.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Venezuelans among highest number of foreign TIP victims

first_imgA majority of the 68 cases of human trafficking recorded by the Guyana Police Force from January to May of 2018 were Latin American nationals, with Venezuelans heading the list.Acting Coordinator of the Ministerial Task Force on TIP Oliver Profitt pose with participents at the training exercise on TuesdayThis revelation was made by acting Coordinator of the Ministerial Task Force on Trafficking In Persons (TIP), Oliver Profitt on Tuesday, who explained that the alleged victims are mostly adults.Profitt, who spoke to media operatives on the sidelines of a training exercise for officers of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), said this issue is being closely monitored.“Most of our foreign alleged victims are from Latin American countries. The Dominican Republic was showing up a lot before, Brazil was showing up too. But now we are seeing more Venezuelans.”In the US (United States) State Department Trafficking in Persons 2017 Report, it said Guyana is a source and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labour in mining, agriculture, forestry, domestic service and shops.The report stated that for the past five years, women and children from Guyana, Brazil, The Dominican Republic, Suriname, and Venezuela have been subjected to sex trafficking in mining communities in the interior and urban areas.Profitt made reference to a raid which was conducted by the Police Force earlier this year, where 41 alleged victims were rescued; 35 of which were found to be Venezuelans.According to Profitt, Guyana has recorded 68 cases of alleged TIP already for 2018. Police statistics also recorded 41 alleged TIP cases in 2014, 51 in 2015, 98 in 2016 and 50 in 2017.Meanwhile, although there has been some level of success in tackling this issue and Guyana recently moving to a Tier 1 country, the TIP coordinator explained that there are still some challenges.According to Profitt, one of the major challenges is being able to secure successful prosecutions, mainly due to the fact that most times the alleged victims are deported.He said, “Let’s say for example we have an alleged victim from overseas, the time it takes to investigate and prosecute, sometimes mostly adults, and wouldn’t be interested in sticking around or staying through the entire process. And what you find in Guyana and almost all other nations, a victim’s testimony is paramount to achieving a successful prosecution.”In most cases, the victims would have families back at home and would need their support in order to stay through the process. If they don’t have the support, then it is more than likely that they often times return to their home country and the cases are left unsolved.But the acting TIP coordinator said the Ministerial Task Force is looking to increase prosecution rates through training, information sharing with other countries and alternatives to obtaining testimonies.“What is positive is that even if alleged victim returns home, there is a provision for the use of Skype; of video testimony from their home territory. So we’re trying to tap into these options to make ourselves a bit more successful in the future…,” Profitt explained.As such, a proposal has been drafted which looks at various options of improving the current process. The Task Force also plans to work more closely with other countries to collaborate on these issues.The Social Protection Ministry has been the lead agency responsible for tackling trafficking and overseeing the work of the Anti-Trafficking Unit (ATU).The US had recommended Guyana provide additional protection for victims, to enable them to testify against traffickers in a way that minimises re-traumatisation; record the number of cases reported to the trafficking hotline to promote a rapid investigative and victim assistance response; and provide training for diplomatic personnel on human trafficking.Recommendations were also made to have funding of specialised victim services; vigorously investigate and prosecute sex and labour trafficking cases; train law enforcement, judicial officials and frontline responders – especially those working outside the capital – on victim identification and referral procedures and finalise the written identification procedures to better guide law enforcement officials.In 2016, the Government reported 19 trafficking investigations, 19 prosecutions, and two convictions; compared to 15 trafficking investigations, seven prosecutions, and one conviction in 2015; and seven investigations, four prosecutions, and one conviction in 2014.last_img read more

After 22 defeats, Gibraltar finally win a game

first_imgIt was just the tiny territory’s third win since they joined UEFA following friendly victories against Malta in 2014 and Latvia in March this year.Saturday’s win came despite an organisational blunder at the start of the game when local authorities played the national anthem of Liechtenstein instead of Gibraltar.“The Armenian FA has apologised to the Head of Delegation representing the Gibraltar FA in Yerevan for the oversight and an announcement has been made at the national stadium apologising for the error,” tweeted the Gibraltar FA.Since Gibraltar joined UEFA in 2013, they have suffered a series of heavy defeats, losing to Poland 8-1 and 7-0 and 7-0 against Germany and the Republic of Ireland in Euro 2016 qualifying.Their worst defeat was a 9-0 hammering at the hands of Belgium in World Cup qualifying in 2017.“So proud of the team and everyone involved. We have had many disappointments yet continued to work hard and believe. #history,” tweered Chipolina.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000At last: Gibraltar’s Roy Chipolina scored the only goal © AFP/File / ELVIS BARUKCICPARIS, France, Oct 13 – Little Gibraltar finally won their first competitive match after 22 defeats on Saturday when they beat Armenia — who featured Arsenal star Henrikh Mkhitaryan — 1-0 in the UEFA Nations League.A penalty in the 50th minute by captain Roy Chipolina gave Gibraltar the three points in Yerevan.last_img read more

BC Wildfire Service invests in research looking at wildland firefighter health

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Wildfire Service has announced that it has provided $305,000 to help fund two research projects.According to the Wildfire Service, the two research projects will benefit wildland firefighters and associated personnel by looking into their health and wellness.The University of Northern British Columbia and the University of Alberta are conducting the studies to learn more about how firefighting activities affect the health of fire crews.- Advertisement -The Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Doug Donaldson, says these studies will allow the Government to better support the firefighters’ long-term health and well-being.All research is expected to be completed by the summer of 2020.For more information, you can visit bcwildfire.ca.Advertisementlast_img read more

Capital FM set for Obama Cup third edition

first_imgThis will be the first engagement for the Best mix of music team since their Street Soccer Tournament triumph in April last year where they emerged champions and skipper Lassie Atrash has promised the team has not lost its spark.“It has been quite a while since we played but we have been training and are very ready for this tournament. As always we are going in to win and we will give our best. All the players are ready for the challenge and we know it is not going to be easy,” the Capital FM Production Assistant noted.The 16 teams will be drawn into four pools of four teams each with the top two teams progressing to the Main Cup Quarter Finals. The bottom two will drop down into a second tier Challenge Cup trophy.Winners of the tournament will walk home with Sh30,000, the second placed team Sh15,000 while the third placed team gets Sh10,000.Obama Cup is an annual tournament played in honour of Alan “Obama” Onyango, who met his untimely death in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on the 23rd of January 2015.He played for Strathmore University FC and until his death was still a student of the institution, pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Technology (BBIT).In 2015, Onyango’s teammates came together to organize Obama Cup to celebrate his life, network and enjoy the one thing they had in common – soccer.Last year, 10 teams drawn from academia, corporate sector and local communities took part in the tournament and Strathmore University FC emerged winners.This year’s tournament, sponsored by IT firm OTB Africa will be played under the theme “Tackling unemployment through sports”.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Capital FM Footbal team lifting the trophy after beating rivals Radio Africa 2-0 in the Lenovo Intel five-aside tourney in 2016.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 22- The Capital FM football team will grace the third edition of the annual Obama Cup set for January 27 at the at the Strathmore University Grounds in Madaraka.A total of 10 teams have already registered for the tournament with six more expected by Friday to complete a roaster of 16 teams which will battle it out for the Sh30,000 prize money.last_img read more

GAA NOTES: URRIS

first_imgGAA Bingo- Every Thursday Night At 9pm In St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.Club Iorras February Winners – €50 Neil & Karen O’Donnell Crossconnell,€30 John J Friel Dunaff, €20 John Farren Ardagh.Match & Win for 23/2/2012 No jackpot winner last week this weeks will rise to €3,060.00 numbers drawn were 11,18,20,24 the €15 consolation prizes went to Laurence Ivers Gaddyduff, Mary Duffy Urris,Ashlene Doherty Quarry Street,Shaun Friel Roxtown, Neil Doherty (JS) Letter. Registration Day for adult and juvenile members for the coming season will take place on Saturday March 3rd from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the club house in Straid. All intending players are asked to do their best to register. Parents must be present with juvenile members to complete the registration.Cardiac Screening- Any club member interested aged 14 to 35yrs contact David Hession 0860538537 for details or visit club website.Underage Teams – Still looking for help with underage teams if you have an interest in helping out contact David Hession.Inishowen Board Level 1 coaching course taking place over two weekends the 23rd,24th & 30th & 31st March contact John Friel 086 0523550 for information. Underage Training Times – Under 16s Tuesdays 5pm Straid John Friel. U12s Friday 4pm Straid John Canny.U8 Boys & Girls Saturday at 11am Straid Susan McCarron & Sandra McGonigle.Club Merchandise – Contact Alan 0879029672.New Club Website www.urris.gaa.ie.Any items for the notes please send to lckn3@eircom.net or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.  GAA NOTES: URRIS was last modified: February 27th, 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:URRIS GAA noteslast_img read more

FAMILY OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST MUHAMMED ALI TOLD THE ‘END IS NEAR’

first_imgThe world’s greatest ever fighter Muhammad Ali has been placed on life support machine. A spokesman for the legendary fighter who was voted the greatest sportsman of the 20th century was put in intensive care – and is embroiled in his most courageous bout – for his life. The children of the sporting icon have rushed to be at his bedside as doctors treating the former heavyweight champ have told them they fear he “is near the end”.Social media has been awash with those praying that Ali pulls through and wins the toughest fight of his life since news of his grave condition broke earlier this evening. FAMILY OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST MUHAMMED ALI TOLD THE ‘END IS NEAR’ was last modified: June 3rd, 2016 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:Muhammad AlinewsSportlast_img read more

WHY NEXT WEEKEND IS THE PERFECT EXCUSE TO VISIT TORY ISLAND

first_imgTory as far as the eye can see!The stunning setting of Tory Island will provide the perfect backdrop for a 10K walk in aid of a very special cause next Saturday.The walk, from East Town to West Town, will take place for the Irish Guide Dogs on August 9th.Tory’s famous lighthouseIf you have never visited Tory Island then this is your perfect chance. From boasting its very own King in the affable Patsy Dan Rodgers to the Tory Island Painters, the island is a remarkable piece of the Donegal landscape which not enough of us see.The cost of the walk is €10 per adult, €5 per child and €20 per family.Registration is at 12.45pm at the Harbour Hotel and the walk commences at 1.30pm.A reduced boat fare of just €20 return is available for walkers. There will also be refreshments and a session in the Harbour View Hotel which is now run by the former lighthouse keeper Sean Doherty and his family.If you have always wanted to visit Tory then now is your chance to do so for a good cause.For more details ring Bernie on 086 603 9343 or email margaretosullivan@guidedogs.ie. WHY NEXT WEEKEND IS THE PERFECT EXCUSE TO VISIT TORY ISLAND was last modified: August 5th, 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:Guide Dogspatsy dan rodgersTory HotelTory IslandWalk for th Blindlast_img read more

IT’LL BE ‘ALL WHITE’ IN LETTERKENNY’S CATHEDRAL QUARTER THIS CHRISTMAS!

first_imgChurch Lane in Letterkenny in all its rugged glory.A Letterkenny street promises to be one of the most festive in the entire North-West this Christmas.Letterkenny’s Cathedral Quarter is inviting all schools in Letterkenny and further afield to help create a Christmas Garden on the Church Lane.The theme of the initiative is ‘A White Winter Christmas Garden’ and students are invited to participate in a number of ways. Schools can create a Christmas window box, which will be placed in a dedicated space on the Church Lane throughout the festive period. Alternatively, students can create outdoor decorations inspired by the ‘White Winter Christmas Garden’ theme. Entries will be unveiled on Friday, 19th December and the garden display will remain in The Cathedral Quarter during the festive period. Schools wishing to submit entries can make contact via the Cathedral Quarter Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheChurchLane.The closing date for entries is Tuesday 16th December, 2014 and there will be prizes for the winning entry. There will also be an ecumenical carol service on The Church Lane on Friday, 19th December at 7.30pmThe Cathedral Quarter originally began as the Save the Church Lane campaign. Since its formation earlier this year, the project has gathered significant momentum in its efforts to regenerate the historical Church Lane.The long term goal is to create a hidden treasure in the heart of Letterkenny for locals and tourists to enjoy. Letterkenny man Donnan Harvey is spearheading the Cathedral Quarter project and he said they are delighted that this year marks the first time in living memory that Christmas lights have been erected at the foot of The Church Lane.“We’re also looking forward to our ecumenical carol service and to seeing the Christmas Garden come to life. We believe there is huge potential in Letterkenny to create a tourist hub in the town, similar to Shop Street in Galway. For us, this is just the beginning, and we’ve seen elsewhere how small steps like these can make a big difference.“Ultimately, we want to see the buildings on the street restored to their former glory and explore the possibility of cobblestoning the street and pedestrianizing the Lane at certain periods. This would greatly enhance our tourism offering, create jobs and open up all sorts of opportunities for local businesses”. IT’LL BE ‘ALL WHITE’ IN LETTERKENNY’S CATHEDRAL QUARTER THIS CHRISTMAS! was last modified: December 4th, 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)last_img read more

Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 129 | Trade Talk and Thanksgiving Preparation

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dale, Bart, and Kolt have returned from a week in Kansas City for the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention. They meet back up with Matt for the podcast brought to you by AgriGold. Dusty and Matt talk with Ben Frobrose of Wood County, Kolt catches up with Hannah Thompson Weeman of the Animal Agriculture Alliance, and Matt has an update from the Ohio Christmas Tree Association on Operation Evergreen.last_img