Rain or Shine comes back to beat Phoenix for 5th straight win

first_imgMOST READ With Rain or Shine trailing, 96-90, early in the fourth, James Yap scored six straight points to start off the Elasto Painters’ 14-2 run for a 104-98 lead at the 4:11 mark of the quarter.The Elasto Painters, however, were  unsteady at the start of the game and allowed Jeff Chan and Eugene Phelps to match them in scoring with the two Fuel Masters scoring a combined 45 points after the first 24 minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It’s another hard-earned win for us, and during half time I told the players we can’t be complacent against any team as I felt we didn’t want to win today’s game,” said Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia. “I just told them we have to at least keep the game close to have a chance at beating Phoenix.”“They were playing so good especially Jeff and Eugene who tied us at halftime in terms of scoring, they had 45 we had 45.” Passionate Peruvian fans flood World Cup’s smallest city Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Rain or Shine eventually clamped down on the defensive end forcing Chan and Phelps to go a combined 2-of-11 in the second half.And defense was also the key factor in stopping the Fuel Masters down the stretch with Reggie Johnson forcing Phelps to miss a layup with 5.9 seconds left to preserve Rain or Shine’s 107-106 lead.Johnson, who finished with a game-high 32 points on top of 17 rebounds, then, followed up his defensive stop on Phelps with a crucial challenge on Matthew Wright, whose attempt hit the backboard on his last heave.Yap, who had eight points in the fourth quarter, and Beau Belga finished with 13 points apiece to help the Elasto Painters while Raymond Almazan added 11 points.Phelps and Chan eventually finished with 26 points apiece for the Fuel Masters while Wright had 16 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine erased an early game deficit to edge Phoenix, 108-106, to retain its spot atop the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Elasto Painters chipped away at Phoenix’ 19-point lead, 29-10, in the first period and slowly built up their momentum in the second half to take their fifth straight victory and get a league-best 8-1 record.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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GALLERY: Best in UAAP, NCAA feted in 2018 Collegiate Basketball Awards

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Smart backs Batang Gilas bid at Fiba U17 World Cup Robert Bolick (San Beda) – Player of the YearRobert Bolick (San Beda), Ben Mbala (La Salle), CJ Perez (Lyceum) Matt Nieto, Thirdy Ravena (Ateneo) – Mythical FiveBoyet Fernandez (San Beda), Tab Baldwin (Ateneo) – Coaches of the YearAlvin Pasaol (UE) – Breakout PlayerAfril Bernardino (NU) – Award of ExcellenceIsaac Go (Ateneo), Donald Tankoua (San Beda) – Pivotal Player AwardLyceum Pirates – Special CitationFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 View comments Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The best of the best in past UAAP and NCAA season were recognized for their outstanding efforts during the 2018 Chooks-to-Go Collegiate Basketball Awards on Thursday at Bayleaf Hotel in Manila.The awardees at the UAAP-NCAA Collegiate Basketball awards night along with the sportswriters. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUAAP-NCAA Press Corps president Reuben Terrado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlvin Pasaol is the breakout player of the year. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDonald Tankoua is the pivotal player of the year. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfril Bernardino was given the award of excellence. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAndrew Lopez claims the Mythical Five award on behalf of CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRobert Bolick is part of the Mythical five. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMozzy and Bong Ravena claims the Mythical five award on behalf of Thirdy Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBoyet Fernandez was given the NCAA Coach of the year award. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRober Bolick was also recognized as Player of the Year, the first time a player from the NCAA was given the award. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe winners of sports writing contest. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe awardees. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHere is the full list of winners, as chosen by the UAAP-NCAA Press Corps:ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial 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 awardlast_img read more

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Neymar urged to stop acting, win titles to get FIFA award

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brazil’s Neymar lies on the ground during the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)MOSCOW — After a decade of duopoly, the FIFA-run vote to crown football’s best player finally seems open to third parties after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo left the World Cup early.Neymar must help Brazil lift the trophy next week if he wants to join the greats, according to the World Cup winner who first took home FIFA’s top individual award.ADVERTISEMENT Cutting out the play-acting would also help Neymar win votes, 1990 World Cup winner Lothar Matthaeus said Wednesday.“We need players like Neymar,” said the former West Germany captain, who won the inaugural FIFA world player award in 1991. “But not with this acting what he was doing now in each game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownA debate about Neymar faking injury and overreacting to tackles is polarizing opinion between European outrage and Brazilian defense.Former England forward Alan Shearer called Neymar’s behavior “absolutely pathetic” in a British broadcast Monday. Neymar’s theatrics distracted from Brazil’s 2-0 win over Mexico that took the five-time champion into the quarterfinals. 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 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan MOST READ LATEST STORIES Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Guiao rips Kickert, Aussies: ‘He almost killed somebody and didn’t apologize’ “The criticism is nonsense,” Brazil great Ronaldo told reporters Wednesday. “I am against all these opinions you mentioned. I don’t think referees have been protecting him enough.”Ronaldo, a three-time winner of FIFA’s best player award, and Matthaeus spoke at a briefing about the individual accolade that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have won five times each in the past decade.With Portugal and Argentina both leaving Russia in the round of 16, the award seems open for a new winner to emerge.“Sure, Neymar — when he will win the World Cup,” said Matthaeus. “You have to win titles with your team.”Ronaldo and Messi arrived in Russia after Real Madrid won a third straight Champions League title and Barcelona won La Liga. Neymar’s absence since February with a foot injury was barely a blip for Paris Saint-Germain’s procession to win the French league.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “It’s easy to win the title in France,” Matthaeus said. “For me, Neymar this season, he did not show until now he can be the best.”The German great picked out another PSG star, Kylian Mbappe of France, England captain Harry Kane and Croatia captain Luka Modric as potential candidates for the FIFA award when voting opens July 23.The winner announced in London on Sept. 24 is judged by a vote by national team coaches and captains, plus media from FIFA’s 211 member countries, and fans voting online. It is separate from the Golden Ball given to the World Cup’s best player.Ronaldo singled out Neymar as a potential winner — noting that he himself won the FIFA award after an injury-hit season that peaked with Brazil’s World Cup title. Ronaldo’s eight goals in Japan and South Korea included both in the final, a 2-0 win over Germany.“The results for Neymar with the national team are incredible and he’s still not at his best,” Ronaldo said.Matthaeus suggested an 11th year of Messi-Ronaldo dominance is likely.“I give them maybe one or two years more,” he said, “then there will come a change for this award.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Fiba Asia Champions Cup: Meralco loses 2nd straight, bows to Alvark Tokyo

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Meralco suffered another heartbreaker in the continental stage after losing to B.League’s Alvark Tokyo, 84-73, in the Fiba Asia Champions Cup Friday at Nonthaburi Province Stadium.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham put up 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Bolts while fellow import Diamond Stone added 28 points and eight boards.Alex Kirk led Alvark with 23 points and 11 rebounds while Daiki Tanaka added 17 points, five boards, and seven assists.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Eyes on gold: High hopes for PH delegation in Asian Para Games The Bolts are now at 0-2 in Group B and will now hope for the other teams in their pool to lose their respective games for them to have at least a chance of entering the semifinals.Only the top two-teams in the group will advance to the next round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMeralco managed to hold on to a 60-60 tie early in the fourth but Alvark got on a small 6-0 run to take a 66-60 lead after Milko Bjelica’s free throws at the 6:57 mark of the quarter.That small scoring spurt proved to be enough separation for the Japanese club as it held on for the win. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

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Clippers deal Wesley Johnson to Pelicans

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Johnson averaged 5.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 222 games over three seasons with the Clippers. He made 53 starts during that span.The 31-year-old forward has also played for Minnesota, Phoenix and the Lakers during his eight-year NBA career, during which he’s averaged 7.2 points and 3.2 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAjinca averaged 5.3 points and 3.9 rebounds in 293 games for Charlotte, Dallas, Toronto and the Pelicans during his seven-year NBA career. The 30-year-old center from France was selected 20th overall by the Hornets in the 2008 draft.In another move, the Clippers waived Jawun Evans, who was one of a glut of guards on the roster. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Evans averaged 4.8 points, 2.1 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 48 games as a rookie last season with the team.The 22-year-old guard played at Oklahoma State.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – Wesley Johnson #33 of the LA Clippers reacts after hitting a three-point basket againt the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on November 22, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers have acquired center Alexis Ajinca from New Orleans in exchange for forward Wesley Johnson.The Clippers subsequently waived Ajinca on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Member of US cycling team found after going missing in Spain Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

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CJ Perez shrugs off rookie jitters to deliver PBA debut fitting of top pick

first_imgColumbian rookie CJ Perez during the opening ceremony of the 2019 PBA season at Philippine Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—CJ Perez dutifully proved that his status as the top overall pick of the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft was well deserved.Columbian’s prized rookie starred in his debut game, putting 26 points and grabbing down five rebounds to lead his team to an upset 124-118 win over defending champion San Miguel in the Philippine Cup Friday at Cuneta Astrodome.ADVERTISEMENT Perez, though, almost didn’t have a stellar of a game since he battled through rookie jitters the whole first half scoring just two points in the opening 24 minutes.Sensing that things had to change, Perez went to attack mode in the second half in what he described as one of the most exhilarating feelings he’s ever had on a basketball court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It’s a tremendous feeling for me to play in the PBA because this is my first game and San Miguel, of all teams, was our opponent,” said Perez in Filipino. “They’re the top team and it’s a pleasure and also an amazing opportunity for me, for the Columbian team, to perform well against the Beermen.”“That first half was different because when I got to the dugout, when I stepped to the court, and when I got called for the starters’ introduction, I felt a sudden surge of being nervous but I think I was just excited for my first game.” Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Arwind Santos ready to take ‘kind guy’ Terrence Romeo under his wing Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold PLAY LIST 07:01In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race02:14Carpio 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 View comments LATEST STORIES From shooting bricks in the first half, 1-of-8 to be exact, Perez turned it up a notch and had an efficient 7-of-12 clip including a breakaway layup that gave the Dyip a 114-112 lead with less than three minutes left.Perez said that being the no.1 overall pick brings due pressure to his shoulders and he knows that there’s no other way of going around it.“People have high expectations of me and of course there’s pressure that we all have to handle,” said Perez. “I think it wasn’t just because of me that we won. Every single one of us put in the effort, my teammates never stopped, the energy never dipped, and that I think was the key for us.”“It’s heartwarming for me because this is my first game as a Columbian Dyip player and we won against San Miguel nonetheless, I’m just so happy.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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UST stretches streak

first_imgUST coach Kungfu Reyes lauded his players’ efforts which he said was best in recent years.“Our development was very good, I hope we sustain it,” said Reyes. “Our only minus factor is we lost one player to injury (Alessandrini).”He said he won’t gamble using Alessandrini until the 6-foot-2 hitter is 100 percent ready physically and psychologically.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Breakthrough for Fuel Masters Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ayel Estranero, UP’s soft-spoken setter, said their fourth win in seven games was a “morale-booster” after the Lady Maroons suffered stinging defeats at the hands of UST and rookie-laden National University.Adamson fell into a tie with UE in bringing up the rear of the eight-team field going into the second round next week.Rondina finished with 17 points, while Dimdim Pacres and KC Galdones contributed eight points each for UST, which has been playing without the injured Milena Alessandrini.“All of this is for Milena, she gives us motivation that every one must step up every game and do what we do in practice,” added Laure.Judith Abil scored 15 points for the Lady Warriors, including seven in the third set when she single-handedly tried to carry the fight for UE.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Eya Laure doesn’t want to think much about becoming the future leader of University of Santo Tomas.But the way she’s playing belies that.ADVERTISEMENT Playing with a lot of heart, the rookie open hitter scored 15 points to power UST to a 25-18, 25-14, 25-20 rout of University of the East Sunday in the UAAP women’s volleyball at FilOil Flying V Centre.It was the third straight win for the Tigresses in a 5-2 card, good for a tie for second with the La Salle Lady Spikers at the end of their first round schedule.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“For me it’s about teamwork, playing with heart and communication,” said Laure in Filipino. She teamed up with UST resident gunner Sisi Rondina in burying the Lady Warriors to their fourth straight defeat for 1-6.Later in the day, University of the Philippines recovered from an opening set loss to turn back Adamson, 25-27, 25-14, 25-12, 25-21. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

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Disabled Females Educate Members on Ebola’s Danger

first_imgThe leadership of the Association of Disabled Females International (ADFI) with offices in Slipway, Monrovia, has embarked on awareness and or education for her members on the effect of Ebola virus disease (EVD) across the country.ADFI is not doing the education alone, but in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Gender and Development, Women none-governmental organization Secretariat by creating awareness on Ebola with focus on persons with various forms of disabilities, especially the women.The Association teaching program is spear-headed by its education focal person, Ms. Nancy Tewah Saa. During the exercise, she is to among other things, teach disabled females with simple versions of messages such like, “The Ebola virus knows no one, prevent yourself and your family. Remember the most vulnerable people in our drive to stop Ebola and kick it out.”Other messages include, “Prevent yourself and family members; help to prevent Ebola from persons living with disabilities, because the disabled community is the most vulnerable group in the dreadful epidemic.”Nancy will then break down those messages, signs and or symptoms of Ebola to say, for example, “Des Ebola na wan tu know, so be careful before a do you wok, etc.”“She will also teach the disable women how to measure the chlorine or Clorox (drop) into a particular bucket of water before it becomes usable for the household. This prevention is necessary to avoid overdose of any quantity of anti Ebola materials specifically the liquid type,” ADFI National Executive Director, Meima Hoff, has said.Ms. Hoff is herself visually impaired. She says in their organization drive to work with the females disabled colleagues in the field, they will give out anti-Ebola detergents, antiseptic Clorox, powder soaps as well as variety of food items valued at US$2, 500.The entire education or awareness campaign, according to her, is being sponsored by Funds Global Human Rights (FGHR) for which the ADFI remained grateful.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Roll out a massive Emotional Intelligence Awareness campaign geared to support all

first_imgDear Editor,Some of us are born in this country, we grow and live therein, and have never heard of the Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA). That is because our parents gave us stability and safety in our homes, and teachers provided support through the school system.I am one such individual, and I remain eternally grateful to my parents and grandparents for exemplifying what stability in family life looks and feels like.However, I recently had cause to interact with this Agency on behalf of a single parent family (father in care of his children) in need of support, and I am in shock to see the level of incapacity at the Agency.Functional literacy is a problem in Guyana; so basic reading, report writing, comprehension, listening and organising skills are in short supply at this Agency. Forget any expectation of common sense, and please don’t even think about such maturity as impartiality, objectivity, truth, fairness and wisdom. Visit any Police station and you find the same problem.If a citizen wants to access intelligence in this society, that citizen is forced to go to the Court System, where they will find professionals with a higher level education and greater capacity for problem-solving.The insight that I gained from my recent interaction with the Guyana Police Force and the Child Care and Protection Agency, which I wish to share with the general public, is the shocking absence and complete disregard and lack of support for the mental health of males in our society.Our agencies are experts at persecuting males; morning, noon and night they know how to do this. They breathe and sleep persecution. Is there one existing agency where men are even heard? They first need to be heard and understood, before they can be supported.This deafness to supporting — rather than persecuting — poor male members of our society is a policy gap that screams across the nation, and it pushes men into a corner to find solace in drowning sorrows.How many men and children in our society deal with verbal and psychological abuse from mothers and female spouses on a daily basis? Yet such women find ready comfort and a sympathetic ear with the gullible authorities. Why is female persecution of slander, lies and threats against men not an issue of concern to any of our agencies? Why are females not given the help that they also need to learn to communicate more effectively?For the creation of a just society, we must engage in systems thinking, do deeper analysis, and provide the mental health support needed by ALL members of our society.Are our agencies aware that people in this country are hungry, with a day-to-day struggle to find food for their children? From their regular, salaried positions and air-conditioned offices (with visitors often left to wait in the sun and rain), are Government officials capable of understanding the support needed by poor families?How do we ease the desperation in society?From my experience with the Child Care and Protection Agency, I have come to realise that there exists a lack of understanding of the living conditions of the poor, and the support being provided to poor families struggling to raise children is way short of inadequate.With a paucity of analytical skills, the right problems will not be solved, because they are not being diagnosed.There are, in this nation, many single-parent families in which men, fathers, are the single-parent struggling to raise their children. Male single-parent families need support as much as families with mothers as the single-parent. The psychological mindset at our agencies, however, is that fathers must work, and mothers must be supported. Mothers can be abusive, drunkards, liars, prostitutes, and guilty of child neglect; frequenting bars with their girl children, who are often prostituted, raped, and made to become mere teenage pregnancy statistics. However, they are mothers, and an agency incapable of proper investigation but is biased against fatherhood cannot act in the interest of fathers and their children.We don’t only celebrate Mother’s Day in this country and around the world; we also observe Father’s Day. As a nation, and part of the Western World now waking up to mental health issues, I urge our agencies and policy makers to remember that men are people too, and that the hard-working, stressed-out fathers are as much in need of support as the destitute mothers.On a recent visit to the Office of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Protection, my attention was drawn to an apparently humble notice inviting members of staff to ‘Emotional Intelligence’ training. My heart skipped a beat as I saw the silver lining. If there is a single policy initiative that can have resounding impact on our mental evolution and our nation’s human development and capacity building efforts, it is the development of our collective emotional awareness.As they say in Trinidad, we can all ‘make nice’; first with ourselves, and then with others.Men and women in Guyana cannot improve their coping strategies for dealing with life’s frustrations without a deeper understanding of their emotions. The lot of the emotionally hijacked – the torrent of emotional abuse, impoverished communication skills, and the murders and suicides – would improve only with knowledge of how to manage the many frustrations of life. As a Rastafarian recently said to me, “We all must learn to bring the ‘I’ over the ‘E’.I wish to encourage our policy makers to roll out a massive Emotional Intelligence Awareness Campaign across the length and breadth of this nation. It must be geared to supporting the needs of ALL in our society.Sincerely,Concerned Citizenlast_img read more

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