Key to this Ironkid’s success: Less screen time, more training

first_imgThe 12-year-old Balderas was the fastest in his age group to complete a 300-meter, six-lap swim and two-kilometer, two-loop run in the Ironkids Philippines on Saturday at WOW Recreation and Activity Center here.Balderas, however, wouldn’t have finished first if he wasn’t disciplined enough to wake up way earlier than his classmates in the morning before school to train and still have the strength to get at it again after in preparation for the aquathlon event he just won.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“I trained two weeks before the race in the morning and afternoon. It was hard because I also have classes and I get sleepy sometimes,” said Balderas, who is an incoming Grade 7 student from Baguio City, in Filipino.“It’s all about balance and self-discipline. He swims early in the morning before school then he trains again after school around 4:30 in the afternoon,” said Robert. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next And discipline along with values begin at home.“Discipline is very important and one of the things that I always remind him is to sleep early. He needs to be asleep at 9 p.m,” said Vilma.There is a time for everything but more often than not, Jarrel’s mother wants him to not use much of his time on the computer, encouraging him to train more.“I want him to train as often as he could so that he won’t think about using his cellphone or computer as much. And kids these days, they don’t like it when you tell them what to do and what they shouldn’t do so I want it more when he’s training.”ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Jarrel Balderas is a disciplined IronKid. Photo by Mark GiongcoSUBIC — Most kids spend much of their free time in front of their smartphones or computers.But a few like Rob Jarrel Balderas have their eyes on the finish line rather than glued on a gadget.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Alaska Ironkids Swim Run 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? MOST READlast_img read more

PBA: Phoenix stays hot, escapes NLEX for 5-0 start

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Matthew Wright. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines–Phoenix held off an undermanned but pesky NLEX side, 83-82, and solidified its grip of the lead in 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Matthew Wright came through in the fourth minute of the payoff period to help the Fuel Masters regain control and erect a six-point lead going into the homestretch.ADVERTISEMENT Padda system ‘more on track than ever’ as Adamson begins life without key players Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 Jason Perkins and Abueva both tallied double-double performances. Last season’s rookie of the year finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds while the latter had 13 and 11.Galanza and Philip Paniamogan conspired for a short burst to keep Phoenix within striking range. They combined for 17 markers.The last team that made a 5-0 start in the conference—the Beermen—were eventually crowned as champions.“Oh my God,” Alas said with a chuckle in reaction to the trivia.NLEX, who is nursing the loss of an injured Kevin Alas, slid to a 2-4 record.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The Road Warriors are going into a long break before taking on conference champion San Miguel on March 8, at the Big Dome.The scores:PHOENIX 83 – Wright 17, Perkins 14, Abueva 13, Mendoza 8, Jazul 8, Chua 6, Mallari 6, Revilla 3, Kramer 2, Marcelo 2, Napoles 2, Dennison 2, Gamboa 0.NLEX 82 – Quinahan 14, Galanza 12, Erram 11, Fonacier 9, Baguio 9, Lao 8, Ighalo 6, Porter 6, Paniamogan 5, Taulava 2, Tiongson 0, Magat 0, Tallo 0.Quarter scores: 24-12, 45-44, 67-70, 83-82.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers View comments Calvin Abueva preserved Wright’s heroics with a game-saving block on Road Warriors’ Bong Galanza with a second left on the clock, which also helped keep Phoenix’s run in the all-Filipino contest unscathed for five games.“I knew going into this game that it will be a tough match because they have four reliable big men,” head coach Louie Alas told the press.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We’re at the phase that we’re going to begin to face the league’s elite teams,” Alas said. “We’ll begin with Rain or Shine this Sunday. Good thing, they’re going to play back-to-back games. They’re the hottest team after us.”Wright finished the game with 17 points, six assists, and five rebounds. 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

Academics do not necessarily provide work-related skills – CXC Registrar

first_imgPersons who have gained academic qualifications are not necessarily equipped with the skills to function in the workplace. This was the contention of the Registrar of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Glenroy Cumberbatch, who made these remarks at Guyana’s accreditation for technical and vocational training on Wednesday.Registrar of CXC, Glenroy CumberbatchCumberbatch said many societies have found that possessing a degree or associated qualifications does not necessarily equip people with skills they need operate in the workplace. The Registrar noted that “many years ago” persons with degrees could have easily attained jobs but in the present context, this is not the case.“Very soon [it was] recognised that the degree is not necessarily work skills and that people who have these degrees cannot function in the work place as well as they thought,” Cumberbatch noted.The CXC Registrar added that it is important for students to follow the CVQ (Caribbean Vocational Qualification) programme, pointing out that the combination with academic qualifications will better equip students for the work environment.“More and more we are seeing you have lots of CSEC subjects and degrees but you’re not being employed so it’s imperative that persons follow the CVQ programme so that their skills are more work related skills and combining the two prepares them much better for the world before us,” the CXC representative opined.Cummberbatch stressed that there are some countries that have made it “absolutely clear” that no child should leave school without their technical qualifications. He added that persons with technical skills should be seen just as intelligent as those with who attain several qualifications.“Intelligence must not be seen only as people who get first class honours but people who contribute to your economy must also be seen as intelligent – the plumbers, mechanics… must all be recognised for the value in the social and economic development of the country,” posited the CXC Registrar.Meanwhile, Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine once again voiced his concern over students writing 25 subjects at CXC.last_img read more

CCJ overturns Guyana’s Appeal Court decision

first_img…in GGMC refusing to renew miner’s permitsBy Shemuel FanfairThe Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has effectively overturned the Guyana Court of Appeal’s decision which favoured the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) issuing a Cease Work Order (CWO) to miner Wayne Vieira in 2010 after refusing to renew his permits for gold mining in the Chinese Landing/Tassawini Village.In a decision handed down on Thursday, the Caribbean Court instead upheld the High Court’s original ruling agreeing that the GGMC had no authority to issue a CWO directing Vieira to cease all work under his mining permits because he had no agreement with the Indigenous village.This decision comes less than one week after the application was heard on December 1, 2017 by the CCJ Bench, which comprised its President, the Right Honourable Sir Dennis Byron, and the Honourable Justices Wit, Hayton, Rajnauth-Lee, and Barrow.The Judges in making their determination noted that, allegedly unknown to the Commission, Vieira had made several attempts since 2009 to secure a new agreement with the Village Council, but his efforts proved futile. These wide-ranging efforts included engaging former PrimeMinister Samuel Hinds, who, according to the CCJ’s facts, was the Minister responsible for mines and minerals. Thursday’s ruling highlighted that the CWO was issued on November 26, 2010 under the Mining Regulations because of the absence of an agreement with the Village Council, as was required under the Amerindian Act.“According to the CWO, the Mines Officer deemed the stoppage to be ‘absolutely necessary’ for the maintenance of the public peace or for the protection of the State’s, or private persons’, rights. Mr Vieira successfully challenged the decision to issue the CWO in the High Court before Justice Insanally, who determined that the order could only be issued in relation to breaches concerning the Mining Act and not the Amerindian law,” an excerpt from the ruling stated.After Justice Insanally ruled in the matter, the GGMC then appealed to the Court of Appeal and won the case. Vieira, thereafter, challenged the Appeal Court’s decision at the CCJ.Upon reviewing the Act, the CCJ noted that it has determined that “the Minister responsible for the Mining Act could not make regulations under that law with a view to aiding or enforcing the requirements of another law – the Amerindian Act”.Based on this review, the CCJ duly determined that the Mines Officer was not authorised to issue the CWO under the Mining Regulations for a violation of the Amerindian Act. The CCJ restored Justice Insanally’s decision, noting that Vieira was awarded costs in all three courts.According to court documents filed in 2013, Vieira noted that in June 1995, he purchased the tract of land described in the 4 Medium Scale Mining Permits (MSMP) at public auction held in Georgetown for the sum of US$100,000 paid in Guyana dollars. He claimed that on or around September 14, 2012, he “went to pay for the prescribed annual renewal for the three mining permits, but he was told by the cashier and other persons from the Land Management Department that they were instructed by the senior officers of the GGMC not to accept any payments from Wayne Vieira.”Vieira, in his sworn affidavit, had further claimed that on October 29, 2012, he had attended a meeting with acting GGMC Commissioner Karen Livan, and GGMC’s legal adviser, Mrs Noble. He claimed that Livan, at the time, told him that she was “instructed by the Minister of Natural Resources, Mr Robert Persaud, not to accept any rentals from him and that the GGMC had appealed against the Order of Court and that nothing could be done until the matter was heard in court”. It was contended that other persons were mining in the area despite Vieira’s refusal. He was represented by Jamela A Ali and Sanjeev J Datadin while Nikhil Ramkarran represented the GGMC.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Mechanical Engineering Graduate required

first_imgJob Vacancy: McMenamin Engineering Ltd and Mantis Cranes Ltd are seeking to strengthen our technical ability to service our customer needs and are presently seeking interest from suitable candidates who are interested in pursuing a career within an engineering environment.We are seeking to recruit for our manufacturing facility in Lismulladuff, Killygordon, Co. Donegal a Mechanical Engineering GraduateThe role will suit a candidate who wishes to enhance their engineering ability in a manufacturing environment with an opportunity to improve their skills and progress their expertise at all levels of structural engineering.  While training will be provided, the candidate should have the following:A third level qualification in Mechanical EngineeringExperience in working with CADStrong technical and IT skillsAbility to work as part of a team.Good communication and organisational skillsAll applications should be sent by email to by close of business Friday 6th of September 2019.Job Vacancy: Mechanical Engineering Graduate required was last modified: August 19th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Job VacancyjobsKillygordonMantis Cranes LtdManufacturingMcMenamin Engineering LTDMechanical Engineeringstructural engineeringlast_img read more

Chelsea ‘offered Aubameyang in £65m deal’ following Lukaku embarrassment

first_imgChelsea have been offered Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang for £65million after being muscled-out of their move for Romleu Lukaku by Manchester United.Borussia Dortmund are willing to sanction the deal for Aubameyang, despite his 120 goals in just 189 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit, according to The Sun. The Blues are smarting after Lukaku opted to join Manchester United this week and Diego Costa is edging towards a move back to Atletico Madrid.Alvaro Morata is also on Antonio Conte’s radar, with a bid of £62m being lined-up for the Real Madrid forward.Real want to raise funds to sign Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe with the sale of Morata after having already offloaded James Rodriguez to Bayern Munich.However, it seems unlikely that Morata will join another club before real head out to America for their pre-season tour. Aubameyang has scored 120 goals in just 189 appearances for Borussia Dortmund 1last_img read more

Former Liverpool star Coutinho swaps nationality to help Barca’s transfer plans

first_img 1 Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho has applied for a Portuguese passport and is set to receive it before the start of the new season.The Brazilian midfielder is able to claim dual citizenship as he has been married to wife Aine, who is from Portugal, for more than three years. Philippe Coutinho cost Barca £142million center_img The reason he is doing so is to free up more space in Barcelona‘s squad for another non-EU player.Spanish clubs are only allowed to register three non-EU players, with those spots currently occupied by new signing Arthur, Coutinho and Yerry Mina.According to Sport, Coutinho’s application to attain a Portuguese passport is now in the advanced stages and LaLiga chiefs have been informed that he will start the season with dual nationality.Coutinho, who joined Barcelona from Liverpool in a £142million deal in January, is not the first player to secure dual nationality to help the club.Luis Suarez, who has an Italian wife, did the same in 2014 to free up a non-EU space in the Barca squad.The move will not have any affect on Coutinho’s international career and suggests Barcelona are close to bringing in a big signing from outside of Europe.That new signing could well be Coutinho’s fellow Brazilian Willian.The Chelsea winger has been heavily linked with a £60m move to the Nou Camp in recent weeks.last_img read more


first_imgJOB VACANCIES: Mavericks Traditional Barbershop is NOW hiring and looking for Full Time & Part Time Barbers to work in an exciting and leading barbershop. Mavericks Barbershop is arriving in town very soon, a barbershop like no other. Mavericks is going to bring the barber experience to a new level in Donegal, and quite possibly the whole of Ireland for that matter.Mavericks Traditional Barbershop is going to deliver new barbering techniques, meet the modern mans demands and more, all in a vintage way!!!If you want to be part of our team this is your chance.You must be capable and willing to deliver standards second to none consistently. Our ideal Barber must have relevant experience in a full range of modern and classic men’s hairstyles and willing to develop your knowledge on an on going bases.You must be reliable and punctual. It is essential to be completely enthusiastic and passionate about barbering.You have to be able to work as part of a team.Efficiency must be a strength in order to operate in a busy environment.You must take pride in your personal appearance, be a positive person, capable of creating and enjoying a good atmosphere.It is essential to be able to make a joke but more importantly, to take one. If you meet this criteria, we would love to hear from you. Email us at VACANCIES: NEW DONEGAL BASED BARBERSHOP LOOKING TO RECRUIT STAFF was last modified: June 23rd, 2015 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:jobsnewslast_img read more

Two for Feruz as Chelsea’s youngsters destroy Steaua Bucharest

first_imgChelsea’s Under-19 side thrashed Steaua Bucharest 5-0 in their final Uefa Youth League group game.Islam Feruz scored twice and there were also goals for John Swift, Alex Kiwomya and Ambrose Gnahore in the match at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground.The result meant the young Blues completed the group stage with a perfect record – six wins from six matches.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Giants get Buster Posey back, visit with top prospect Joey Bart to Arizona

first_imgPHOENIX — For the last week and a half, both the current and future faces of the San Francisco Giants have been sidelined with serious injuries.After a nine-day absence, catcher Buster Posey returned to the Giants on Friday and will hit third in the team’s series-opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Posey suffered a concussion after taking a foul ball off the side of his catcher’s mask on Sunday, May 5 in Cincinnati and missed the club’s last six games after being placed on the seven-day …last_img