NCAA: Lyceum holds off EAC rally for 2nd win

first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lyceum weathered Emilio Aguinaldo College’s fiery comeback bid for the 106-97 victory in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Young and united, England looks good as a title contender Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West And as the Pirates regained momentum in the fourth, the Generals subsequently flustered.EAC center Hamadou Laminou fouled out with 4:30 remaining after getting called with a technical foul for taunting CJ Perez.Marcelino, who led the Pirates with 24 points, eight rebounds, and five steals, converted on the technical free throw for Lyceum’s 98-86 lead.Perez had 20 points, five boards, and six steals for the Pirates while Ralph Tansingco and Jayvee Marcelino combined for 21 points.Laminou had 34 points, 16 rebounds, and four blocks before fouling out for EAC, which dropped to 0-2, while Jerome Garcia had 20 points.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names The Pirates held a 72-41 lead early in the third quarter but the Generals showed off their brass and mounted a 36-8 run in just six minutes to cut the lead to three, 80-77, heading into the fourth.Jaycee Marcelino, though, willed the Pirates back at the start of the fourth hitting a three-pointer for the 86-79 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’And despite losing Mike Nzeusseu to fouls at the 7:19 mark of the fourth, Marcelino was once again crucial for Lyceum giving the Pirates a 93-83 lead off a scoop layup with 6:36 left in the game.“As a coach, sometimes you have to bite your lip and trust your players that they will find a way,” said Pirates head coach Topex Robinson as his team improved to 2-0. “You have to be really calm and collected so the players don’t sense that you’re worried.” LATEST STORIES View comments RELATED VIDEO In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ 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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GPHC bent on enforcing lax or outdated requirements

first_imgDear Editor,In an article “Government cracks down on illegal medicine” published on March 22, 2019, in the Guyana Chronicle, Director of the Government Analyst Food and Drug Department, Marlon Cole said that “it is more than likely that Guyana has a higher rate of substandard and falsified medical products on its market”.The article went on to say “that several distributors of pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies have not acquired marketing authorisation as required by law, and as such, are engaging in the sale and distribution of pharmaceuticals that are not approved by the Food and Drug Department”. Mr Cole noted that efforts to aggressively enforce legislation mandating distributors to acquire marketing authorisation and drug registration have commenced since 2014, however, resistance to these efforts have continued.It is interesting to note that The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation’s Procurement of Pharmaceutical 2019 Evaluation Criteria, at questions 19 and 20, exempt foreign businesses at the time of bidding from providing a valid import licence and valid marketing authorisations, provisions which directly contradict and undermine the efforts of the Government’s Food and Drug Administration. The effects of this are ultimately felt by the consumers since this presents a direct route to unauthorised entry of drugs not subject to quality inspection by the authority.Further, this places local importers and manufacturers at a disadvantage since they are required to invest time and resources into acquiring the import licence as well as preparing and sending off technical and voluminous documentation as well as products for marketing authorisation. In the absence of evidence supplied by distributors that the product is certified to be sold in Europe and North America, and through CARPHA, Mexico, Cuba, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Columbia, there are obvious questions about their quality.It is disappointing that throughout the public health arm of the Government that such a wide disconnect exists in an area which is critical to ensuring the public’s safety. While the GA-FDD has undertaken significant investment in equipping themselves to raise the standard of drugs sold on the local market and ensure importers’ compliance with the law, the GPHC seems bent on enforcing lax or outdated requirements which, in effect, achieve the complete opposite and are also in violation of the law, as Mr Cole explained.Sincerely,Vishal Sukhailast_img read more

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