Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters “Parang may mga shadow yung mga players kanina eh. Parang yung lima, nagiging walo kaya parang nahihirapan kami bantayan kasi lima lang yung kalaban, pero nagiging walo. Ewan ko kung sobrang bilis nila kaya may shadow. Parang ganun eh,” he said without elaborating.(It was like the players had shadows earliers. It felt like five players became eight that’s why we were having a difficultly guarding them because our five opponents became eight. I don’t know if they were just too fast so that’s why they had shadows. But it felt like that.)FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLike in Game 2, the Beermen came out flat once again on Tuesday and fell behind by as much as 14, 79-65, entering the fourth quarter.San Miguel managed to claw its way back and get into within three twice in the clutch–with 6:07 left and again with 2:08 in the clock–but Japeth Aguilar and LA Tenorio put on the finishing touches for Ginebra. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims — Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 13, 2018Santos, who finished with 13 points on a 5-of-11 shooting from the field, and six rebounds, remains defiant as he believes that San Miguel still has the edge entering Game 4 on Thursday.“The good thing with our team is that whatever happens, we stay together. We’ll lose together and we’ll win together,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We almost got them. They were lucky that (Prince Caperal) made the three points and got them back up by six,” said Santos said after Ginebra tried to pull away agin, 90-81, with 4:38 to play.But likening this 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals to a fruit-bearing tree, Santos said that San Miguel is still “motivated to get that tree.”“Medyo nagkakagulo ngayon sa titulo eh,” he said, laughing at his own metaphors. “Marami palang may-ari, pero ‘di pa rin kami papayag. Makikipag-negotiate pa rin kami para makuha yung puno na yun, tutal naka-isang kaing naman na kami. Lamang pa rin naman kami sa series.”(There are some dispute with regard to the land title. There are a lot who are staking their claim, but we won’t allow them. We’ll negotiate to get that tree since we’ve already got a bunch of fruit. We’re still ahead in this series.)[email protected]’s @arwindsotnas talks about his team’s “failure to buy the tree” after this Game 3 defeat. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/R62uAJwlApADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Ross confident Beermen can pull through, with or without him 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter San Miguel’s Game 3 downfall on Tuesday, Arwind Santos said that his team had a hard time playing against Ginebra and its “shadows.”The outspoken and often poetic Santos was seemingly trying to conceal what he really meant when he said the Beermen were playing against “eight” on the floor in their 95-87 loss to the Gin Kings.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES
With the release of recommendations by the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Public Service, Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) representative Maurice Butters is urging swift implementation, noting that workers continue to be adversely affected.The GPSU rep has for years been advocating for improvements in working conditions of the region’s public service employees. According to Butters, issues such as contract employees and their benefits, as well as non-payment of gratuity are still affecting workers. These issues were highlighted months ago at the CoI into the Public Service.Making particular reference, Butters said all employees at the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) are contract workers, who to date are awaiting change so they can be made permanent, which would mean they would be eligible for all benefits.“We are still waiting on someone, in higher authority, to say something on these issues. All employees of the Linden Hospital Complex are contract employees, from the CEO right down. If a Doctor is employed by the LHC he is placed on contract”, the GPSU Representative stressed.He added that coming out of the CoI recommendations was for all contract employees to be made permanent, however, no move has since been made in this direction.Several issues regarding gratuity payments continue to plague employees, including nurses, and others, who have staged several protests over the issue, the GPSU Rep said.“We are trying to see how we can revive gratuity payments for female employees. The contract of those employees state that they will receive gratuity based on service. The then Minister of Health spent weeks in Linden trying to coerce employees to come over to the Ministry and promised to corporatize the hospital. The employees were asked to sign a one-year contract to safeguard their pension, and gratuity was paid in lieu of pension. The contract signed then was to safeguard pension for service provided”, Butters said.He added, however, that it was then changed, and gratuity was paid according to performance, instead of service. Additionally, Butters stated that there has been misinterpretation in the computing of gratuity payments since it is supposed to be calculated on a three-month basis, however he said payments are received every six months.“If that employee proceeds on maternity leave and that leave commences within the last months of the six-month period that they are paid for, then they lose an entire year of gratuity. Although the contract clearly states that they should be assessed within a three-month period. Nobody is looking at these issues affecting nurses”, he declared.Issues highlighted by the St John’s ambulatory staff attached to the LHC several months ago has also received no attention, the union Rep said, as he accused the institution’s board of not taking a stand on behalf of the affected workers.Those issues ranged from salary, to benefits and allowances. According to staff, the salary is presently minimum wage, since they are paid $18,000 fortnightly.Apart from that, it is alleged that employees do not receive double and time-and-a-half payments for working on Sundays and holidays in some instances. It was also highlighted that they are required to work eight hours for five consecutive days, followed by two days off.“We would have expected the board to do something but it is inactive. Apart from that, the board is being manipulated by a few people. Employees are asking why a Minister of the Government (Valerie Adams-Patterson), should be part of the board”, he said.Butters had testified at the CoI into the Public Service in Linden a few months ago.