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Mendez gets lift from crowd to finish 2nd in Cebu Ironman

first_imgMauricio Mendez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Mauricio Mendez has heard all the talks about how great the feeling is racing in the Philippines as he prepared for his first triathlon in the country.But the Mexican wasn’t prepared for the warmth the Cebuano crowd gave him, expressing his gratitude with the lift from the spectators as he found his second wind late in the 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “I’m just happy for being able to thank all the people that supported the race. In the first kilometer, I just wanted to finish because I really thought that this is going to be a long race. But I gave my heart and I expected to do well. I’m just happy for the result,” he said.With the morale-boosting stint, Mendez vowed to be back next year for the 2018 Asia Pacific Championships as he hopes to get another chance to race in front of the adoring Cebuanos.“I’m really looking forward to coming back here next year, train harder, try to get a win, and just be the best person that I can be,” he said. “I will be back. I’ll try to win this race and I will try everything I can to be here.”ADVERTISEMENT Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen gunned down in Masbate Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Pressure builds for Reed after another Ironman title in Cebu Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “That race was really hard. But I think what makes it great is really the support of the people. All the support from everyone is just incredible,” the 22-year-old said. “I was told it was a lot of fun here, but I never expected that. It just pumped me up.”It was a complete 180-degree shift for Mendez, who usually doesn’t pay much attention to his surroundings whenever he races.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“When I start running, I try to lose myself a little bit and just focus on the race. I knew it was more of like a survival because it was very hot,” he said.The 2016 Xterra world champion couldn’t help but soak in all the cheers as he battled through the scorching heat with the crowd giving him the much-needed boost that helped him recover from his slow showing in the bike course before eventually, moving past the chase group to get to as high as second place. View commentslast_img read more

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PPP is dynamic in leading fight for working class

first_imgDear Editor,Over the past three years of this APNU/AFC Coalition Government, numerous challenges to our nation emerged, threatening with full-force the pillars of Guyana’s set development agenda and that of our residents. Characteristically, the coalition has tried to camouflage its poor performance and dictatorship approach with overutilised excuses of blaming the PPP/C for its inefficacies. Our citizens, as the judge and jury, will pronounce upon the coalition’s shallow defences as an absolute measure of lack of delivery, and will take required corrective actions.The 2018 Local Government Elections (LGE) again afforded citizens across the length and breadth of our land the opportunity to react to the many issues affecting them. Reacted they have, and the results signal a majority disenchantment with the duplicitous approach of the Government. They have provided a sound warning of intolerance to the partisan approach and serious mismanagement by APNU/AFC Coalition, which has brought the abyss much closer than the evasive good life.Notably, the role of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is critical in delivering the expressions of the populace. Its key functions have been under serious scrutiny, with many of the Secretariat’s principal actors and procedures being the subject of serious investigation for financial mismanagement and maladministration. Many stakeholders have justifiably criticised the organisation, which still have a lot to accomplish in establishing a transparent balance of its operations.In the lead-up to the elections, there were far too many issues, including the inconsistencies in the approach of many Returning Officers, which affected the dissemination of required public information that was transferred into the E-Day operations. The expected standard Information Clerks were visibly absent from polling stations; and that would have resulted in absolute mayhem, but for the ‘electronic App’, which allowed persons easy access to information regarding which station they had to attend to vote. Notwithstanding the strong requirement to improve transparency and address issues related to evidence of corruption, the results of the LGE are indeed a revelation for the PPP/C.The PPP/C, as a collective, has been very dynamic in leading the fight for the working class under the fearless, astute and masterful leadership of Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo. His masterstroke to put a winning structure in place to manage and prevent rigging is highly commendable. Under his rejuvenated stewardship, he has led and walked on the ground in managing a brightened and spirited approach by members and interested stakeholders that certainly provide hope for all Guyana. There is no doubt that this approach significantly contributed to the PPP/C’s massive win at the LGE, and will be central to future considerations of the path of the Party going forward.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

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US$36M Chinese loan signed to improve e-services

first_img– Internet-connected Police cars among plans for loanGovernment on Friday signed with the People’s Republic of China a US $36 million concessional loan agreement that is expected to go towards technological advancement in Guyana.The loan agreement, which will finance Guyana’s National Broadband Project, has to be repaid in 20 years, with a 5-year grace period. Among the areas the loan will go towards is improving the technological capacity of the Police Force through e services.Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes described it as a game-changer for Guyana, with the project having an 18-month implementation period. Speaking on the e-security component of the project, Hughes spoke of plans to outfit Police cars with Internet connectivity.“This project now allows us to go to all the Police stations. It means that one PoliceThe loan agreement signing at the Finance Ministry. From left, Public Telecommunication Minister Cathy Hughes, Finance Minister Winston Jordan; Chinese Ambassador to Guyana, Cui Jianchun, and an official from the Chinese Embassy in Guyanastation can automatically communicate with another, which facilitates not only voice communication, but also the transferral of documents. Imagine if an individual is stopped by the Police and he’s looking at the driver’s licence.“As happens in any other part of the world, today you can punch in a driver’s licence number and by the time the Police are asking the second or third question, he has on his tablet a total report on that individual, whether he has five tickets pending or whether he’s on the run for something else,” she explained.According to the Minister, the project can dramatically reduce the time it takes the Police to respond to crime, real time. She noted that the Police can better coordinate responses to crime, as they can electronically track all mobile Police units and direct them to 911 callers in much the same way a taxi dispatcher coordinates drivers from a base.“It means that if, for example, a crime is taking place; God forbid, but let’s say a bank robbery is taking place at a particular location, this project allows us to build a command centre, and with that centre, we’re going to have a team of individuals monitoring the Police mobile patrols in different locations,” she explained.“So (if) an incident takes place in this location, in split seconds they’re going to be able to identify and also communicate with a Police rank on a motor bike or in a car, whoever is closest in that area. So, in response time, you’ll see the difference it will make. This project is a game-changer,” she enthused.Other componentsA new data centre will be one of the first things Government uses the money for. In addition, a public-private partnership will be sought to lay a subterranian fibre-optic cable. Other components of the project include e-medical services and Internet connected education.She cautioned, however, that the sheer number of high schools means that the project can only be rolled out in designated regional schools. Hughes also assured that training of the Police and public servants will be a component under the project.Meanwhile, Finance Minister Winston Jordan explained that the interest Government has to repay on the loan is 2 per cent. Jordan noted that such concessionary loan terms are not easy to come by, and attributed this to China’s kind gesture.This loan follows a number of other agreements signed with the Chinese. In January of last year, Guyana had received a US$45.3 million concessional loan from the China Eximbank to complete the East Coast Road Expansion project.Then there is the Belt and Road Initiative, or the Silk Road Economic Belt. The project aims to connect the disparate regions in China’s near and distant neighbourhood through a massive programme of infrastructure building.Guyana became part of the initiative when Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge and Chinese Ambassador to Guyana, Cui Jianchun, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in July of this year.last_img read more

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Tier II Midget Flyers finish season

first_imgThe Sharks followed that up with a second marker on the power play with 1:44 remaining to take a 2-0 lead into the break. Rycroft out shot the Flyers 15-2Period two saw the Sharks come out fast, scoring twice in opening 2:17 to extend the lead to 4-0. Play continued to be predominantly in the Flyers zone and Rycroft cached in again with 9:31 remaining in the frame. Undaunted, the Flyers kept working and were rewarded with a power play marker with 5:35 left in the period when Brendan Beamish tracked down a dump in from Michael Bacso behind the Sharks net. He returned the puck to Bacso who in turn found Young in the slot. Brett finished the play with a high wrist shot over the goalies blocker. Advertisement The period ended 5-1 Sharks ,with the locals outshooting the Flyers 15-4.FSJ looking to build on their period ending momentum, came out pressing in the third period. The Sharks were having none of it and responded with 5 unanswered goals. Four even strength and one on the power play. Final score 10-1 Rycroft The Sharks out shot the flyers 22-1 in the period and 52-7 in the game. Advertisement They continued to press the Sharks and took a 2-0 lead at the 8:10 mark when Brett Young scored a power play marker, with help from Marvin Yahey and Brett McLean. The Sharks fought back with a marker of their own with 3:57 remaining in the period.The visitors out shot the Flyers 16-5 but trailed 2-1 at the break. Period two saw the Sharks flex their muscle, out shooting the Flyers 12-7 and out scoring them 3-0. They took a 4-2 lead into the third.Period three proved to be the most exciting of the series. The Flyers looking to finish the year on a winning note, came out determined. Marvin Yahey scored at the 14:33 mark, assisted by Justin Rattray and Dayne Pedersen.and Brett Young tipped a Rattray point shot on the power play to tie the game at 4 with 10:13 remaining.The momentum was short lived as Rycroft bounced back with a goal just :34 seconds later to regain the lead.With 8:52 to play, Brendan Beamish again tied the contest at 5 with a backhand goal, set up by Brett McLean and Tyrell Fenton. The teams continued to trade chances, but with the Flyers killing a minor penalty, the Rycroft Sharks took the lead for good with a goal at the 6:01 mark. The final nail in the coffin came with 2:46 to play. The Sharks skated away with a 7-5 victory and advanced to the “All Peace League” final against Chetwynd or Dawson Creek.IN CLOSING The Fort St. John Petroleum Association Tier Two Midget Flyers 2008 / 2009 season has come to a close. The season was a tumultuous but a successful one .  Resurrecting a dormant midget program off a five year hiatus is a daunting task.  With the commitment of a dedicated coaching staff, along with the players, manager and parents, the Midget Flyers are back. Success was not measured in only wins and losses but in the effort of the 22 different players that donned the Jersey and accepted the challenge of midget hockey play.Some have played their last game of Minor Hockey with the conclusion of the season and we thank them for their contributions. Captain Brett McLean, Alternate Captain Tyson Negus, Alternate Captain Justin Rattray Courtnall Apsassin and Colter Young. They along with their team mates have helped bring the Midget Flyers program back for the players coming up. Thank you to our Sponsor along with all the parents that helped through out the season. Thanks to the team’s management and coaching staff. Thank-you to the Fort St. John Minor Hockey association , all the arena staff and all the fans and all the Fort St. John Media that covered us over the season and helped make it a success. SEE YOU IN 2009 / 2010 They take a 9 goal lead into game two’s total goals for and against series final game in FSJ.GAME TWO With home ice and personal pride at stake, the Fort St. John Petroleum Association Midget Flyers took to the ice, determined to erase the embarrassing loss from Saturday. They welcomed the Rycroft Sharks to the Fort St. John Rec. Center Sunday@10:45a.m. Needing to win by 10 goals to advance to the second round of the play-offs, the hometown Flyers had a huge task ahead of them. They hung their hopes on Travis McLean between the pipes and a tighter defensive game.The Flyers started well, with a breakaway marker from Brett McLean , assisted by Adam Bilodeau and Michael Bacso at the 13:21 mark. Advertisement **SubmittedThe Tier II Midget Flyers season continued with two first round play-off games over the weekend. Saturday in Rycroft and Sunday at the Rec. Center.GAME ONE- Advertisement -The Flyers travelled to Rycroft for a Saturday night tilt with the Sharks. The Flyers were short benched ,missing 4 players to suspension and two with injuries. Game time 5:00 p.m.  Play was one sided with the home town Sharks pressing the play continually in the first period. The Flyers held fast until the 6:14 mark when Rycroft broke on top beating Fort St. John starting net minder Craig Wozniak with a low shot to the blocker side. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Doing good

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IN times of tragedy and suffering, it’s important to remember that good people are still out there doing good deeds. And for that, we need look no further than 17-year-old Amanda Martin of Calabasas. An entrepreneur, a few years ago Martin began designing jewelry out of guitar picks, which she sells in local boutiques. So far, she’s made $12,000 – an impressive sum for a teen – but rather than keep the money for herself, she’s given it to charities trying to end child slavery and world suffering. “All my life, when I’ve seen something wrong, I’ve always felt the need to do something about it,” Martin says. Those are inspiring words we’d all do well to take to heart.last_img read more

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REVEALED! 2015’s top 10 richest footballers in Britain

first_img 1. Wayne Rooney (Man United) is worth £72million – The England captain, and king of the pay rise, Rooney is top of football’s richest stars under 30. His £300,000-a-week wage – the highest in the Premier League – is supplemented by huge sponsorship deals with Nike and Samsung. Lend us a tenner, Wazza. 7 7 7 In joint ninth place, Theo Walcott (Arsenal) and Ashley Young (Man United) are worth £13million each – Click right to find out who the richest footballer under 30 in Britain is… – The English wingers both sneak into the top ten with their huge pay packets, and their additional sponsorship deals help to boost their bank balances. 5. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) is worth £21million – Click right to find out who the richest footballer under 30 in Britain is… – Now earning £300,000-a-week in Spain, the Welsh wonder is racking up the cash. We’re pretty sure all that dosh will ease the pain of being booed by fans at the Bernabeu. 4. Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) is worth £23million – Click right to find out who the richest footballer under 30 in Britain is… – The Spaniard has returned to England after a three-season spell back at Barcelona and is set to win his first Premier League title in his debut campaign for Chelsea. His 16 assists and three goals, so far, make him well worth the £156,000-a-week, Roman Abramovich is paying him. 6. Radamel Falcao (Man United) has a fortune of £20million – Click right to find out who the richest footballer under 30 in Britain is… – Before arriving on English soil the Colombian striker, who was considered one of the world’s best before his loan spell at Old Trafford, spent time with Porto, Atletico Madrid and Monaco and he now earns a stunning £265,000-a-week. He still can’t buy a goal though. 7= Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri (Man City) are £17million each – Click right to find out who the richest footballer under 30 in Britain is… – The riches at the Etihad Stadium have tempted many players to the reigning Premier League champions and the Bosnian and the Frenchman have rewarded their owners with two titles in three seasons. Every year the Sunday Times newspaper releases it Rich List to give the public a definitive guide to the wealthiest people in Britain.This year is no different and, with Premier League clubs receiving barrels full of cash from TV deals, it’s no surprise that footballers feature heavily in their ‘Top 50 Young’ list for those mega-earners aged 30 and under.But which superstar is has the biggest accumulation of cash? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above to see who the richest footballers under 30 in Britain are… 2= Sergio Aguero and David Silva (Man City) are worth £26million each – Click right to find out who the richest footballer under 30 in Britain is… – It’s unsurprising that two of Manchester City’s stand out players should feature so highly on this list. The Argentine and the Spaniard have provided majority of the attacking threat for the Blues and are well remunerated for their on-field efforts. 7 7 7 7last_img read more

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UPDATED: CAVAN END DONEGAL’S U-21 TITLE HOPES

first_imgDONEGAL are out of this year’s Championship after being beaten by Cavan in the U-21 Ulster semi-final on Wednesday night.Cavan eventually ran out winners by 0-12 to 1-04.A brace of scores from AFL target and man-of-the-match Barry Reilly and a gem from Niall McDermott helped edge Cavan into a 0-4 to 0-1 lead.Last year’s All-Ireland finalists Donegal hit back with interest though and Colin McGinley set up Dermot Molloy for a cracking goal just six minutes from the interval.The north-westerners eventually ended a 22-minute barren period when Molloy’s free cut Cavan’s advantage to four points, 0-9 to 1-2. Donegal threw everything forward in the dying minutes but a brilliant save by Alan O’Mara from Seamus Corcoran helped secure Cavan’s place in the final.Cavan: A O’Mara; M Leddy, O Minagh, D Tighe; K Meehan, D Barkey, M Brady; G McKiernan (0-1), F Flanagan; N Smith (0-1), C McClarey, B Reilly (0-5, four frees); J Brady (0-2), N McDermott (0-2), P Leddy (0-1). Subs: S Tierney for McClarey (42); N McKiernan for Leddy (45); N Murray for Flanagan (53); S Nolan for Brady (59); S Gray for Tighe (61).Donegal: P Boyle; D Curran, E Doherty, T McKinley; S Kennedy, L Keeney, C McGinley; C Classon, A McFadden; M McHugh (0-2, both frees), D Molloy (1-1, one free), D McLoughlin; K McFadden, R McErlean (0-1), P McBrearty. Subs: K Ward for Curran (half-time); P McNeilis for McGinley (half-time); O McNiallais for Keeney (35); S Corcoran for McFadden (35); A Kelly for Kennedy (53).Referee: M McErlene (Derry). Meanwhile Tyrone and Down must meet again following their 0-14 to 1-11 draw after extra-time at Healy Park in Omagh. Advertisement It was the second time in the space of seven days that these sides had played out extra-time, after a tight encounter last time out at Pairc Esler in Newry.UPDATED: CAVAN END DONEGAL’S U-21 TITLE HOPES was last modified: March 24th, 2011 by gregShare 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

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Customers warned of brazen ‘phone spoof’ scam

first_imgBanking experts have warned customers of ‘number spoofing’, which tricks customers into thinking they are talking to their bank.Fraudsters do this using a device that copies your bank’s number – even though they are calling from a different number.As the caller ID will come up as your bank, customers may believe the call is genuine, according to the Irish Independent. The scammers then ask for your banking details, to “move your money to a safe account.” Sometimes, the scammers speak with a sense of urgency in order to manipulate their victims.Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) are warning people to be wary of unsolicited calls.To learn more about how you can protect yourself against these types of scammers, visit www.fraudsmart.ie.Customers warned of brazen ‘phone spoof’ scam was last modified: October 11th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:BANKfraudnumber spoofphonescamlast_img read more

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Motorists warned as Donegal gardaí prepare for Operation Slow Down

first_imgAn Garda Síochána in Donegal will conduct a speed enforcement Operation “Slow Down”, supported by the Road Safety Authority and other stakeholders, for a 24 hour period from 07.00hrs on Friday 25th May to 07.00hrs on Saturday 26th May 2018.Officers will be operating around the county as part of a national operation.The objective is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. A motorist in Letterkenny was recently pulled over for doing 164km/hr in a 100km/hr zone. The aim of “Slow Down day” is to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, increase compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to driving at excessive or inappropriate speed.In terms of road safety, 2017 was the lowest on record with 157 road deaths, however it is still 157 road deaths too many. We can never be complacent about road safety. Excessive and inappropriate speed is a major contributory factor in road traffic collisions, further confirmed by the recent RSA report on fatal collisions between 2008 and 2012 which found that excessive speed was a contributory factor in one third of all fatal collisions during that time. The higher the speed, the greater the likelihood is of a collision happening and the more severe the outcome of that collision. As a general rule a 1% reduction in average speed will bring about a 4% reduction in fatal collisions, and this is why reducing motorists’ speed is essential to improving road safety.Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy, Roads Policing Bureau said:-“We appeal to all drivers to slow down and support our National Slow Down day. This will reduce injury and tragedy on the road. Although last year was the safest on record in terms of road safety, there is no room for complacency. Please stick strictly to the posted speed limit, but if the road, traffic or especially weather conditions dictate…reduce your speed even further. This will make the journey safer not only for you, but for every road user sharing the road with you”. Chief Superintendent Murphy continued: – “We ask drivers to slow down not just on Slow Down day, but every day. We will continue to target irresponsible drivers who speed or put others at risk. This will be greatly enhanced by the 87 newly appointed Roads Policing members, which will increase to 150 by the end of 2018”.The operation will consist of high visibility speed enforcement in speed enforcement zones, which now number over 1,000, as well as the delivery of a road safety message through the use of national, local and social media.Government Departments, Local Authorities, Public and private sector fleet operators have been invited to participate in the initiative by circulating employees with the key message to “Slow Down” and, whether driving for business or private purposes, to always drive within the speed limit and at a speed appropriate to the prevailing conditions.An Garda Síochána strongly promote this campaign on Social Media and encourage members of the public to support the campaign on social media and also by slowing down. Previous campaigns advised people to slow down. We encourage members of the public to tweet us pictures with thumbs up for slow down day. Please send images with thumbs up with the hashtags #Slowdownday #SlowdownAs of 23rd May 2018, there have been 58 road fatalities, a reduction of one on this date last year. From 1st January – 31st March there have been 24,216 speeding detections. All speed enforcement zone locations are available on the Garda website. The penalty for speeding is 3 penalty points and an €80 euro fine if paid within 28 days.Motorists warned as Donegal gardaí prepare for Operation Slow Down was last modified: May 23rd, 2018 by John2Share 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:donegalGardailetterkennyNational Slow Down Dayspeedinglast_img read more

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PG quota row: open category students to move SC again

first_imgIn a bid to start the Maharashtra postgraduate medical admission procedure afresh, the open category aspirants will move the Supreme Court yet again on Monday. Meanwhile, aspirants who had applied through the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota, are knocking on the doors of the State government seeking justice.The Supreme Court had, on May 30, stayed the 10% EWS quota on postgraduate medical admissions for the current academic year. A day later, the open category aspirants had moved court again, seeking an extension to the State medical admission procedure and disqualification of a list issued by the CET Cell late on May 30.On May 31, the CET Cell put out a revised admission schedule till June 4 and a reshuffled list of students as per merit. However, aspirants from the open category, in a letter submitted on Saturday, asked the cell to conduct the counselling process again and provide a fresh seat matrix.Dr. Sagar Sarda, one of the petitioners, said there was no clarity over the upgrade of seats for the open category candidates and those who had retained the seats allotted to them on filling the ‘status retention’ forms.“When the EWS quota was applicable, there were few or no seats for open category students in certain branches and hospitals. As a result, candidates not apply for them. With the quota gone, there are more seats for us. But those who have already chosen seats elsewhere are unable to be a part of the procedure. Before the verdict, some had to fill their status retention forms. At least those who filled the forms two days ago should be considered,” he said.Meanwhile, aspirants from the EWS category have demanded that the State government hear their pleas and help them secure the seats they had bagged under the quota. The students said that with the elections having ended, ministers are now unwilling to meet them.‘Residency started’“Many of us had already finished a month of our residency when the verdict came in. Now, some of us have been given a low-level college. At the State rank of 763, I had received general surgery in KEM Hospital, Parel, but I am now being moved to Government Medical College, Miraj. We were getting a DNB seat, but had applied in the State because of the quota,” Dr. Gajanan Pande, an aspirant from the EWS category, said.Meanwhile, CET Cell Commissioner Anand Rayate said they are following the Supreme Court order and will require at least 10 to 15 days to implement the demands made by students. “We have reshuffled and reallotted the seats as per merit. Those who have already left the process or have retained their allotted seats cannot be considered as per our rules. If we have to take them all over again, we will have to re-register them. How can I get the information about those who may have taken admissions in All India rounds, Diplomate of National Board or deemed universities?” he asked.“And if we have to restart the procedure, we will require at least 10 to 15 days. We have sent the letter written by the students to the government and our law and judiciary department, and have sought permission from the medical education and drug department to permit all those eligible students who were registered in admission process at the initial stage,” he said.last_img read more

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