first_imgThe MMP Foundation for Excellence continues to make tangible donations to organisation as part of its social mandate.The Foundation through its founder, Mohabir M Persaud, has donated two electronic tables to the New Amsterdam Special Needs School as prizes for the institution’s pageant.Treasure of the MMP Foundation, David Brigbhukan handing over the electronic tablets to a teacher of New Amsterdam Special Needs SchoolThe pageant is slated for Wednesday, March 21 at the school’s auditorium located at Vrymens Erven, New Amsterdam.The pageant will see six boys and six girls competing for the title of Mr and Miss New Amsterdam Special Needs. Presently, the contestants are being trained by beauties out of the “I’m a big Deal Pageant” and the children are all excited.The children participating in the pageant will be introducing themselves by way of sign language. They will also be competing in evening wear among other segments. The pageant is set for 16:00h on Wednesday and the public is encouraged to support.The MMP Foundation for Excellence is a non-profit organisation that was officially launched at the JC Chandisingh Secondary School located in Rose Hall, Corentyne, Berbice where its first scholarship was presented and 10 students were given a certificate of commitment to receive financial assistance for their Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.Now the Foundation has extended its assistance to students of Corentyne Comprehensive High, Lower Corentyne Secondary and Port Mourant Secondary. The Foundation is in the process of planning its first major fund-raising activity in the form of a T-20 cricket competition on April 28 at the Albion Community Centre Ground.last_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “He’s such a delight to watch,” said Jarencio. “He told me he wants to make the semifinals.TNT avoided a similar fate and made sure it wouldn’t need its twice-to-beat cushion. But it went through the wringer and needed to erase an 18-point deficit before dethroning champion Magnolia, 98-97, in the later game.Ray Parks Jr. hit two pressure-packed free throws in the final six seconds of the contest, preserving the all-game brilliance of Jayson Castro, who scattered a team-best 30 points.KJ McDaniels was just as clutch, emphatically erasing Romeo Travis’ shot and snuffing the Hotshots’ title-retention bid.“We didn’t expect we’d come back,” said KaTropa coach Bong Ravena, whose wards trailed by big margins in the second half. “Hard work pulled us through.”ADVERTISEMENT Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down View comments ‘People evacuated on their own’ PBA ImagesNorthPort coach Pido Jarencio had plenty of praise for his charges following a dominant outing—one that dug his crew out of a tight fix.“We just came out strong, aggressive, and full of energy. That’s [all there is to] it,” the animated mentor told scribes in Filipino on Monday night after NorthPort’s utter domination of top-ranked NLEX, 115-90, Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas It was a huge victory for the Batang Pier, and the color that developed late in the game might make it a complete one for Jarencio’s wards.With under six minutes remaining in the final period, NLEX’s Paul Varilla fouled NorthPort import Michael Qualls, who tripped and stepped on the Road Warriors’ guard. A scuffle ensued and star big man Poy Erram threw a punch and flashed a fighting pose, while Varilla also snuck in a punch during the fracas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Both were tossed and face possible sanctions, one that could include potential suspensions that could bar them from the winner-take-all knockout match on Wednesday.Qualls was prevailed upon to keep his cool and managed to finish the game, assembling a strong performance of 39 points, 16 rebounds, and five assists. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption LATEST STORIES Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist PSC cooks up bigger plans for remodeled sports venues “We’re really a totally different team with [Castro] around,” Ravena said of his chief playmaker, who was playing his second game back from a calf injury.The victory pits TNT against sister team Meralco in a semifinal duel that begins after the Southeast Asian Games.“They’re at their peak, they are on a roll. So we have to take care of business and be ready (come game time),” said Ravena.NorthPort’s Christian Standhardinger put together another steady outing of 24 points and 13 rebounds.“The rest of the team is well-motivated, too,” Jarencio said, tipping his hat to all of his locals who contributed to the winning effort.And Jarencio needs everyone’s contributions as the Batang Pier hope to complete the upset minus star rookie Robert Bolick, who is out for the rest of the season due to an ACL injury.The Road Warriors sorely missed Manny Harris’ sweet shooting. The NLEX import, who twice registered 40-point performances this conference, was held to just 12 points.The winner of this quarterfinal pairing will go on to battle against crowd darling and perennial title contender Barangay Ginebra.And Jarencio is glad he is halfway to making sure NorthPort is that squad.“This is only the first half (of our goal),” Jarencio said, whose club is looking for its first Final Four appearance in three years. “The players will go all out in the second half this Wednesday.” Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesdaylast_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The unemployment rate in Northeast B.C. continues to stay stagnant, despite some increase in the number of people working in our part of the world.According to data released by B.C. Stats today, the unemployment rate in the Northeast for the month of January remained unchanged since the previous month, at 10.5 percent. That’s an increase of a whole two percent over the unemployment rate here in January 2016. Looking at the previous twelve months, the regional unemployment rate dropped briefly in July to 8.6 percent from a March high of 9.7, before trending back upwards towards the fall and winter months.B.C. Stats data also showed a peculiar trend: the number of people employed in our area has actually increased by nearly two thousand since October. In January, there were 39,900 people working in Northeast B.C., up from 39,300 in December, and a 2016 low in October of 38,100 people working.- Advertisement -The province’s two largest cities continue to see the smallest regional unemployment rates. Victoria’s jobless rate sat at 4.4 percent, while Vancouver’s was 4.8 percent. The highest unemployment rate in province apart from in our neck of the woods was in the Cariboo, where 8.8 percent were out of work last month. Provincially, B.C.’s rate of umployment increased by 0.1 percent to 5.8 percent. Close to 10,000 fewer people were working in January compared to in December.last_img read more

first_img Samuel Umtiti – reports suggest the Frenchman could be heading to Barcelona 1 Lyon starlet Samuel Umtiti has snubbed Arsenal and Chelsea in favour of a move to Barcelona, according to reports in France.The 22-year-old has been tipped as a future star, having already made over 160 senior appearances.Arsene Wenger’s Gunners and Antonio Conte’s Blues have been scouting the centre-back for a few months and it was rumoured they were ready to make moves this summer.But, according to, Umtiti is on the brink of signing for Barcelona instead.The Spanish champions are in the need of a new centre-back with Javier Mascherano reportedly on his way out of the Nou Camp.As a result, Barca have swooped for Umtiti and they are hoping to tie up a £24m deal in the coming days.last_img read more

first_img Paul Pogba in action for Manchester United 1 Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta has revealed Mino Raiola was paid £24million as part of the deal which took Paul Pogba to Manchester United.The midfielder moved to Old Trafford in the summer for a world record fee of £89m, four years after he left for just £1.5m.And now Marotta has revealed that Pogba’s agent, Raiola, has banked a staggering £24m as part of the transfer.“He [Pogba] came from United for a price of around €1.5m,” Marotta explained to shareholders in Italy.“After four years with us he decided to return to England, he wanted to leave at all costs.“Our asking price was €105m plus €5m in bonuses, which is payable if the player renews with United or leaves for a fee of more than €50m.“That brings us to a capital gain in the budget of €95m. Mino Raiola and his company will be paid €27m (£24m). Taking fees into account, the total gain for Pogba was €72m.”last_img read more

first_imgMarcus Rashford starts up front for Man United, with Anthony Martial on the bench against Middlesbrough.The hosts are without Aitor Karanka who left his position as manager during the week. Steve Agnew is in charge for the time being and has recalled Stewart Downing, Gaston Ramirez and Alvaro Negredo.Middlesbrough:Valdes, Barragan, Bernardo, Gibson, Da Silva, de Roon, Clayton, Leadbitter, Downing, Negredo, RamirezSubs: Guzan, Stuani, Fry, Guedioura, Gestede, Forshaw, TraoreMan United:De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Bailly, Valencia, Fellaini, Carrick, Young, Mata, Lingard, Rashford.Subs: Rojo, Martial, Romero, Mkhitaryan, Shaw, Fosu-Mensah, Darmian Marcos Rashford starts for Man United against Middlesbrough 1last_img read more

first_img“We wanted a way to reach out to all of our diverse students and get them connected to a new environment,” Nelson said. Nelson added that research supported his decision. Students hear about conflicts first, studies have shown. And by having these student leaders step in before conflicts happen, there is a much better chance of resolution. Golden Valley senior Aaron Edwards has been involved in Safe School Ambassadors since he started at Golden Valley. The 17-year-old center on the varsity basketball team transferred to Golden Valley as a 10th grader and remembers numerous fights on campus each day. “There was like three or four every day,” Edwards said. When he was approached to participate in Safe Schools, his group of friends didn’t extend beyond his basketball buddies. The program gave him the chance to really get to know different people on campus, and now the 6-foot-plus teen says he “roams the campus.” The program’s success had prompted William S. Hart Union High School District to purchase the rights to the program to train all their schools in the district. Parent company Community Matters, based in Sebastopol, Calif., said Hart now has the ability to teach the program at all its campuses without having to pay for company trainers. “I can’t say enough about this program,” said Golden Valley math teacher Erum Jones. As one of the first teachers to get involved, Jones has now helped train 110 ambassadors on her campus alone, and recently trained 18 more adults. “It’s empowering and equipping these kids to make good decisions,” Jones said. The purpose of the program is not to use students as vehicles to get other students in trouble, but rather to keep them safe and connected, Jones said. “It’s a way to stand up for the little guy.” Jones remembers a situation where a young girl was contemplating seriously injuring herself. A student who was an ambassador came to Jones and let her know that someone was in trouble and she needed her help. Jones credits the program with allowing that student to trust her. (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsTurcotte recalls when she was able to stop some underage drinking on campus. “Plus, it looks good on the college transcripts,” she said. Assistant Principal Joel Nelson said he first learned about the Safe Schools program before Golden Valley opened. Because of Golden Valley’s attendance boundaries, administrators knew the campus would be diverse. They also knew many of their students would be attending school with other kids for the first time. Nelson said it was a proactive decision. CANYON COUNTRY – At newly built Golden Valley High, kids don’t think twice about getting into trouble – they think three or four times because it’s their friends who are watching them. The 2-year-old high school was the first school in the Santa Clarita Valley to participate in a program that gets students involved with teachers to keep the peace. The program – Safe School Ambassadors – seeks out students who are already leaders in their own school cliques and teaches them how to use their natural leadership skills to resolve conflicts on campus. Some students call members of this crew “snitches” but senior Jocelyn Turcotte said she doesn’t mind. She feels like she is doing the right thing. last_img read more

first_img 11 Centre-back: Antonio Rudiger (Signed from Roma) Right wing back: Danilo (Wanted from Real Madrid) 11 Centre-back: Cesar Azpilicueta Centre midfield: N’Golo Kante Centre-back: David Luiz 11 Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois – click the right arrow to see the predicted England line up 11 Chelsea are close to sealing the £65m signing of Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.With Diego Costa set to depart Stamford Bridge this summer, Antonio Conte has been on the look out for a new striker.The Blues missed out on Romelu Lukaku, with the Belgium international signing for Manchester United, and various reports have linked the west London club with the likes of Alvaro Morata, Gonzalo Higuain and Andrea Belotti in recent weeks.But now it appears a deal has been agreed to bring Aubameyang to England after the 28-year-old’s prolific four-year spell in Germany’s Bundesliga.Should Aubameyang move to the Blues, he is likely to become Chelsea’s fourth signing of the summer transfer window.Antonio Rudiger and Willy Caballero have already been brought to Stamford Bridge, and Tiemoue Bakayoko’s switch from Monaco was confirmed on Saturday following the completion of his medical.As well as Aubameyang, Conte also wants to complete deals for Juventus wing back Alex Sandro and Danilo, who plays the same position, of Real Madrid.So, just how could Chelsea line up in 2017/18 with these signings included? Click the right arrow, above, to find out… 11 11 11 Centre midfield: Tiemoue Bakayoko (Signed from Monaco) 11 Left wing back: Alex Sandro (Wanted from Juventus) 11 11 Right forward: Pedro Left forward: Eden Hazard 11 Centre forward: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Wanted from Borussia Dortmund)last_img read more

first_img1 England Women in training England are among the favourites to triumph in this summer’s Women’s European Championship tournament, hosted by the Netherlands, and kick off their campaign against Scotland tonight.It’s been well reported how much the fitness of Mark Sampson’s squad has improved since the World Cup in 2015 – where they finished third – and midfielder Fara Williams has said there is ‘an arrogance and confidence’ within camp over their winning credentials.England should, certainly on paper, seal a comfortable opening victory later today, with opponents Scotland playing in their first major tournament and having to adapt without key players Kim Little and Jennifer Beattie to injury.With kick off approaching, has put together a guide on England’s Euro 2017 campaign.Which group are England in?England are in Group D with Scotland, Spain and Portugal.When do England play?Scotland, Wednesday 19 July, 19:45 BST (Utrecht, Stadion Galgenwaard)England v Spain, Sunday 23 July, 19:45 BST (Breda, Rat Verlegh Stadion)Portugal v England, Thursday 27 July, 19:45 BST (Tilburg, Koning Willem II Stadion)Where can I watch England’s games?Channel 4 has the exclusive rights to England’s fixtures, as well as Scotland’s.What’s England’s best finish in a European Championship finals tournament?The Lionesses finished runners-up at Euro 1984 and Euro 2009.Who do the bookies’ think will top Group D?England are 7/10 to top the group, with Spain 39/19, Scotland 20/1 and Portugal 100/1.SEE ALSO: Remembering the greatest women’s football team whose success frightened the FAlast_img read more

first_img1 Manchester City beat Manchester United 2-1 Pep Guardiola has defended Manchester City’s celebrations at Old Trafford on Sunday, saying they were “definitely not” over the top.Manchester United are understood to have taken exception to City’s post-match celebrations and an altercation – involving up to 20 players and staff in the crowded corridor leading to the dressing rooms – is believed to have left City coach Mikel Arteta with a head wound.The Battle of Old Trafford: So what REALLY happened in the fracas between United and City?The Football Association has given both clubs until Wednesday to reply to a request for observations into the incident, but Guardiola does not think City went overboard after their 2-1 win.When asked if they celebrated too excessively, Guardiola said: “No. Definitely not. We were happy. We won a derby against Manchester United, one of the best rivals we have. We celebrated. I think if United win a derby, they celebrate. But where? Inside the locker room. That’s what we tried to do and we did.“After what happened, hopefully it cannot happen again. What happened we will explain to the FA investigation. United will do the same.“I encouraged the players to celebrate the victories but of course inside the locker room. We have huge respect for our opponents – not just for Manchester United, all the opponents.“When we lose you have to accept the defeat, when we win we try to celebrate. We did it at home many times this season.”Guardiola did not want to comment on any details of the post-match fracas.There have been reports that United boss Jose Mourinho entered the City dressing room and became involved in an argument with City goalkeeper Ederson. It has also been claimed that milk and water were thrown at Mourinho.Guardiola said: “I am not going to comment on that.”The City boss also did not want to speak about the incident involving Arteta, who is understood to have suffered a cut to the face.last_img read more