Anthony, NorthPort backed into a corner: ‘We can’t afford to lose one game’

first_imgView comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 NorthPort’s run in the PBA Governors’ Cup hasn’t been a great success, but with the team’s back against the wall the players have no choice but to fight back.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal NCAA: Also-rans San Sebastian, JRU triumph over respective foes Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. That happened on Friday when the Batang Pier held off Meralco, 99-94, at Mall of Asia Arena for their first taste of consecutive wins.“Our backs were against the wall, we can’t afford to lose one game so it was one game at a time and play our hearts out,” said forward Sean Anthony who led NorthPort’s offense with 26 points on 8-of-14 shooting.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 ChrissNorthPort’s win, however, didn’t come without a few scares near the end.After building a 10-point lead, 84-74, midway through the fourth, the Batang Pier had to deal with a late Meralco rally with the Bolts going on a 14-6 run to cut the margin to just two, 90-88, with 2:05 left. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Moala Tautuaa gave the Batang Pier a small buffer, 92-88, with a couple of free throws before Stanley Pringle knocked down a big three-pointer with 52.3 seconds left for the 95-88 lead.Although Mike Tolomia got to answer back with a three of his own a few seconds later, Anthony was quick to respond with his own triple for NorthPort’s 98-91 lead with 24 seconds remaining.“Luckily we were able to close it out in the fourth quarter,” said Anthony. “Meralco brought it back, it was a huge scare, we were lucky to pull it out with a win.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Solid Waste Director lobbies for M&CC to rename city streets

first_imgThe Solid Waste Management Director, Walter Narine, has lobbied for the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) to consider renaming the city streets in honour of past Mayors in time for Independence celebrations in May.Solid Waste Management Director Walter NarineSpeaking with Guyana Times, the Director made reference to the importance of having the streets renamed to keep the legacy of those leaders alive but more so, to honour their respective contribution to the Georgetown municipality.In fact, he even said, “I’m sure if I ask you to name five past Mayors in Georgetown you wouldn’t be able to tell me that without doing research so it’s just something to preserve our history and give our city its own identity”.Narine further explained that many city streets, such as America Street, is just one example of a coincidental name without any meaning and thought that naming such streets after past Mayors will have more significance.He hopes to take this idea to the Social Development Committee soon as a proposal to be vetted and hopefully implemented.Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan had also announced that he has plans to rename the 10 Administrative Regions of Guyana.Last year, Bulkan told Guyana Times that he has been in contact with regional officials, whom he has been urging to carry out consultations. He noted that the sooner those consultations are carried out, the better would be the prospects of Government determining its next move in regard to the idea.“Those consultations are actually the principal responsibility of the respective regional officers. I am continuously in contact with those RDCs, urging them to complete the consultations within their regions, [in order] to be able to make a determination [in regard to] whether those regions want to retain the names they currently have, or if those regions would like to have a different name. For instance, the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo region is commonly referred to as the Rupununi,” he explained.“So the opportunity is being offered to residents all around Guyana to make a determination — out of a consultative process — if they want to keep their existing names or [adopt] a name they have ownership of. We would like to see the exercise completed sooner rather than later but we are committed to allowing the democratic process to prevail. So all I can do is urge the respective RDCs to seek to conclude this process, so the Administration can take it from there,” Minister Bulkan detailed.last_img read more

Water woes persist for Hubu residents

first_imgThe condition of the water residents are forced to utiliseDays after the well station at Hubu, Region Three was recommissioned, residents are still fuming over the poor quality of the water supply.The water, which emits a foul odor and is severely discoloured, cannot be used for cooking, washing, bathing, drinking or cleaning purposes.The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), at the recommissioning of the station just last week on May 16, promised that a water treatment plant will be installed within 14 days.But the residents are demanding some form of relief now, as they cannot survive for two weeks without proper water.“The water is no good. Why did the commission the well when it is of no use?” asked Devi Singh, a resident of the farming community.“Why didn’t they wait the two weeks and then commission the well,” she posited, expressing skepticism about the utility company’s commitment to address the issue in the timeframe.Hubu was connected to the Vergenoegen Pump Station and were receiving potable water.However, some time in 2015, they were switched over to the Hubu Station.But the situation was dire, as they were receiving the untreated and muddy water.The Guyana Times had reported on the issue, prompting GWI to intervene.The community was eventually switched back to the Vergenoegen Pump Station, up until last week, when the Hubu Well was recommissioned. GWI had pumped some $2M to improve the facility.“But the water would be like complete trench water. Brown and muddy,” Singh explained.She challenged GWI’s Managing Director, Dr Richard Van West-Charles to live at least one day with only that source of water.Singh, who is representing the views of the community, explained that not many residents can afford alternative means of water, such as black tanks to store rain water.As such, they are forced to used the filthy water – which can pose health risks.Komal Narine, one of the village leaders, reached out to this publication to vent about the situation. He reminded that this situation is not new for the residents of Hubu, as they have been fighting for better water for years.He recalled the relief which was provided to the community after the Guyana Times reported on the issue, but he lamented that the solution was short-lived.Narine also contended that GWI should have left the community connected to the Vergenoegen Pump Station until the Hubu Station was fully completed.last_img read more

September games tickets on sale from tomorrow

first_imgCricket enthusiasts showed out in their numbers to secure their tickets for Guyana’s first batch of home matches, as such, nothing different is expected when ticket sales begin for the last two home matches, which are scheduled for September 8 and 9. Tickets for the Guyana Amazon Warriors encounter with the Trinbago Knight Riders and the Jamaica Tallawahs will go on sale on Monday, August 13 at the CPL ticket offices in Georgetown, New Amsterdam and Essequibo.The locations at 238 Camp and Quamina Street, Lot 19 Princess Elizabeth Road Queenstown, New Amsterdam and Imam Bacchus General Store at Affiance, Essequibo Coast will be opened from 08:00 hrs to 17:00hrs on weekdays and from 09:00hrs to 13:00hrs on Saturdays.The ticket prices for the second batch of home games will remain the same, with the Red and Green stands carrying a price of $5000, Orange stand- $3000 and the Grass Mound $2500.Given the rush that the ticket offices have seen for the first set of matches, patrons are being advised to pick up their tickets as early as possible in order to avoid a hassle.The electrifying Guyana Amazon Warriors team will face off with the Jamaica Tallawahs on Saturday September 8 at 20:00hrs. The following day, Sunday September 9, the home team will play their final group match against the Trinbago Knight Riders at 18:00hrs.Ticket sales for the two playoff matches which are also being held at the Providence National Stadium on September 10 and 11, will be announced at a later date. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the biggest party in sport!last_img read more

Sheets baffles Dodgers

first_imgMILWAUKEE – In the end, it didn’t matter that Derek Lowe couldn’t find his command. Or that Luis Gonzalez couldn’t find a pivotal fly ball in the fourth inning after it disappeared into a background of too many windows and too much sunshine. Or that Juan Pierre and Andre Ethier couldn’t find their footing in an outfield that was somehow too wet, even though the retractable roof was closed. In the end, all that mattered was Ben Sheets. And the fact the Dodgers, who took a 7-1, season-opening thumping from the Milwaukee Brewers in front of 45,341 on Monday at Miller Park, couldn’t find a way to hit anything the veteran right- hander and former U.S. Olympic hero threw at them. Named the Brewers’ Opening Day starter over two other candidates who might have been more deserving, Sheets rose to the occasion like he hadn’t since that day seven summers ago in Sydney, Australia, when his three-hit shutout lifted the Tommy Lasorda-managed Americans over heavily favored Cuba in the gold-medal game. Sheets stymied the Dodgers, allowing just two hits. He responded to Jeff Kent’s second-inning home run by retiring the next 22 batters in succession. A power pitcher who struck out 116 batters in 106 innings during an injury-shortened 2006 season, Sheets did it this time by getting the Dodgers to repeatedly roll over or pop up. He recorded 16 fly-ball outs, eight by groundball and only three by strikeout. And thanks to the fact the Dodgers chose – wisely, by some accounts – not to work many counts against him, it was all over in a merciful 2 hours, 11 minutes and 104 pitches. “His fastball was in the mid-90s, and he kept it belt-high and made us pop a lot of pitches up,” said Kent, who popped one just high enough to get it over the center-field wall in his first at-bat of the season. “He was overthrowing his curveball, which made it harder to pick up. He got some pitches called for strikes early that were so-so. But mostly, he just never let up. “When you face a guy throwing that good, you have to be ready to hit a pitch, because you’re not going to get that many.” Brady Clark, who entered the game as part of a fifth-inning double-switch, finally broke the Dodgers’ drought with a one-out double in the ninth. Sheets then retired Pierre and Russell Martin on consecutive fly balls to right field to end the game. Pierre and Martin were the only two hitters to whom Sheets pitched out of the stretch all day. “We were just never able to slow him down,” Pierre said. “The way to slow a guy like that down is to get hits and make him throw out of the stretch. By the time we did that, it was the ninth inning, and it was too late.” Kent worked Sheets for a 3-1 count, then hit a fat fastball on such a high arc that it eventually carried over the wall, just out of reach of a leaping Bill Hall. That tied the score 1-1, but it only gave the Dodgers false hope on a day when Sheets was virtually unhittable. “Once (Kent) got me, I think that helped me kind of settle down,” Sheets said. “That lineup over there is very tough and very talented. I think that’s what helped. I had to stay focused throughout that whole lineup. “Sometimes, when the lineup isn’t that good, you might lose a little focus. You don’t lose it with them guys. They can hit.” They just couldn’t hit Sheets. “We knew he was tough, but we thought all day that we would get to him if we could get him into the stretch, and that never happened,” Dodgers manager Grady Little said. “There were some quick innings, but we knew this guy wasn’t going to walk anybody. You better get after the first (pitch) you can get. We didn’t chase many bad pitches.” The Dodgers lost their fourth consecutive season opener, the past three of which have come with Lowe on the hill. In those starts, the veteran right-hander is 0-3 with an 8.44 ERA. If there was an unsung hero for the Dodgers, it was lefty Mark Hendrickson. The reluctant reliever took over for Lowe to start the fifth inning. Because of the double-switch and the fact Sheets was so effective, Hendrickson’s spot in the order didn’t come up until he had completed three innings. That saved Little from having to go deep into his bullpen. (818) 713-3675160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Northeast BC unemployment rates continued to rise in March

first_img“We’re committed to seeing British Columbians thrive. In our balanced budget earlier this year, we invested $20 billion over three years for infrastructure, which will produce and support tens of thousands of jobs.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Provincial unemployment numbers for the month of March have been released.The unemployment rate in Northeast B.C. saw an increase last month of 1.8 percent, up to 7.8 percent when compared to February’s rate of 6.0 percent.The estimated number of people working in Northeast B.C. for March is down by 1,200 to 37,700 when compared to February’s numbers of 38,900.- Advertisement -In March 2018, the unemployment rate was 5.7 percent with an estimated 38,200 people working.Overall for B.C., unemployment remained low at a rate of 4.7 percent; the lowest unemployment rate in Canada for the past 20 months in a row.Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, says the Government is committed to seeing British Columbians thrive by providing investments to support economic growth in B.C. as part of this year’s balanced budget.Advertisementlast_img read more

Tottenham boss Pochettino urges Kane to keep improving after Arsenal blitz

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino insists Harry Kane must keep improving despite a match-winning brace against Arsenal on Saturday.Kane’s 21st and 22nd strikes of the season sent Spurs into the Premier League’s top four, after Mesut Ozil had put the Gunners ahead in the first half.The brilliant display had fans raving, but Pochettino admitted the 21-year-old still has plenty to learn if he is to fulfil his potential.“Harry Kane was fantastic today,” the former Southampton boss said. “He was brilliant, scored two goals and when he scores the player is happy and the team is happy.“But I told you he needs to improve, he has massive potential and we need to improve him.”He added: “[England selection] is Mr Roy Hodgson’s decision; I have respect for him and his decision. It is not my decision, but Harry is in a great moment.”Kane’s blistering form in front of goal has coincided with Tottenham’s impressive run of seven wins in ten league matches, but Pochettino was unwilling to join in with the hype surrounding his team.“We need to be careful about that,” he said. “We need to follow in the same way step by step. We are in a process where we are trying a new philosophy and style.“We need to keep working and stay patient.”last_img read more

Amy Serrato

first_imgThis earthquake was the one thing that made me the most freaked out person on earth with earthquakes. I was in the sixth grade getting ready to depart to Jackson Elementary, when the unthinkable happen. My mother, father, baby brother and I all freaked out, I think I freaked out even more watching them freak out because mom and dad never freaked out. As the windows broke, my moms crystal flew everywhere, the walls seemed to be dancing, it was scary. After it finished shaking we all stood there looking at each other in awe. Finally my mom said where’s Sam, which was my other younger brother. He was in bed still sleeping. My sisters were at or on their way to School already, one at Dexter and one on her way to Whittier High. My sister attending Whittier High tells stories of trying to dodge falling brick uptown Whittier. My other sister tells us how they all freaked out even the teachers at Dexter, it was just chaos. My dad that day pitched a tent in the front yard, just until all the damaged was repaired in the house. I think I slept in the tent for over a month, I was horrified to return back to the house. I’ll never forget that Whittier Earthquake! 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Former Manchester United man Park Ji-sung reveals sports management ambitions

first_img Park Ji-sung (right) playing in Michael Carrick’s testimonial 1 Park Ji-sung may have hung up his boots but his work ethic remains, with the Manchester United fans’ favourite now determined to take his first steps into the world of sports management.The dynamic midfielder ingratiated himself to the Old Trafford faithful during seven successful years at the club, winning four Premier League titles, the Champions League and a Club World Cup.Park left United in 2012 and, two years later, persistent knee problems forced him to retire at the age of 33, turning the South Korea international’s focus to life away from the field.Not keen to coach, the 36-year-old took a different route and is now just weeks away from finishing an International MA in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport, run by the Swiss Centre International d’Etude du Sport.“After I retired, I am thinking ‘what should I do?’” Park said.“I want to still be involved in football, but I don’t want to be a coach or manager, so then there’s the sports management side.“I decided to be on the management side but then I had to think ‘what shall I do, what shall I learn?’“I realised that I need to study what kind of things are happening around the sport or in football. I’ve enjoyed it.“It is hard to study again but I learned a lot of things through this course.”The year-long course started at De Montfort University in Leicester before going on to Milan and ending at the University of Neuchatel, where Park is now completing his last module.The former QPR player has been studying for a future he wants to spend behind the scenes like former United team-mate Edwin van der Sar, who has risen to become chief executive at Ajax.“That kind of path,” Park said of Van der Sar, who he won the Champions League alongside in 2008. “I spoke with Edwin and he advised me something as well. It’s quite the same scenario as Edwin.”Park, a club ambassador at United, is keen to take a similar route, but has not picked up the phone to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to enquire about opportunities at Old Trafford.“No, not yet,” he said with a laugh. “But actually I want to have more experience in Europe because still the system, organisation-wise, Europe is better. I want to have some experience here.“One day probably I will go back to my country or Asia to use my skills and to try and develop our football generally in Asia.“But after this course, I want to stay in Europe to learn more things here, to improve myself, to develop myself in the future.”Before Park’s studies finish in mid-July comes the small matter of lining up at the Nou Camp.The former PSV Eindhoven star will play for Manchester United Legends against their Barcelona counterparts on June 30, before going toe-to-toe again at Old Trafford on September 2.All money raised from the second leg will help the Manchester United Foundation’s work in the local community, with previous matches against Real Madrid and Bayern Munich raising more than £1.8million.“The Camp Nou is a great stadium and it will be good to go there and play again against Barcelona with a Man United shirt,” Park said, before joking that fans should not expect to see him running around as much as before.“It will be fun, enjoyable. Everyone is retired, it’s more relaxed, so it is more enjoyable from the fans as well.“Man United had the 2013 and 2015 legends match against great clubs like Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.“It helps raise important money to help children so hopefully we can raise a lot of money to help them.“I am really happy to be one of those players raising money and, from a player’s side, it will be fun to see old team-mates and play the legends players.”last_img read more


first_imgSea Dunnion has released a statement in which he pays tribute to Jim McGuinness.County Chairman Sean Dunnion has released a statement on behalf of the Donegal County Board thanking Jim McGuinness for his services to Donegal football over the last five years.The statement read,It’s no secret that when Jim Mc Guinness was selected as the Donegal Senior Football Team Manager in July 2010, we were at one of our lowest ebbs ever in our history. What has been achieved in the past four years can only be described as remarkable.When Jim informed us on Friday night of his decision not to continue as Senor Football Team Manager, it was one of shock initially but over the past two days there has been a realisation that it shouldn’t have been a total surprise. Jim has given 5 years of total commitment and dedication to Donegal football including his very successful year with the Under 21’s. Jim is a special talent with a particular rare gift in inspiring those around him. Not alone did he inspire a special group of players to 3 x Ulster Senior Football Championship titles and our 2nd All-Ireland title in the space of 4 years.He also inspired the people of the county to believe that they can achieve anything they wanted with the right application to the task and hard work. Two example of this that are widely accepted is that he has inspired people to get back into Education and also has had a very positive effect on people with Mental Health issues.One quote that I saw in recent days that has stuck with me is “Jim won many matches but he also won the hearts and minds of the people of Donegal”. While Jim is always quick to point out it was the players who won the matches, we must acknowledge that it was Jim who created the environment for those players to prepare meticulously and then deliver on their potential in the way they have done so in the past 4 years. He has left a tremendous legacy though in many ways.1. He has created an interest in Gaelic Football and the GAA in general in people in this county that never previously had an interest.2. He left the people of the county with so many great memories.3. He re-instilled a great pride in the Donegal people at home and abroad. 4. He has inspired the next few generations of players, both boys and girls.5. He has created the template and approach that the players of the future know that they must aspire to if they want to be successful and maximise their potential.6. He has been the most successful manager in our history.7. We will reap the benefits of the seeds Jim has sown for many years to come.The overwhelming sentiment of recent days has been of gratitude to Jim. There has been an avalanche of thanks for the memories and the enjoyment. We respect what has been a difficult decision for Jim and we wish him, Yvonne and their family good health and success in the future. I have no doubt that Jim will have a major contribution to make to Gaelic Football in the county again at some point in the future.This is the closing of a chapter in our history but there is still so much to be positive about.1. We have a tremendous panel of Senior players at the moment who I have no doubt will reapply themselves again under the next Manager.2. We have superb potential at Under 21, Minor and Development Squad level.3. We have a fantastic Captain and Leader in Michael Murphy.So on behalf of every underage and adult member of the GAA here in the county, every Donegal supporter in Ireland and across the globe, Jim I thank you for your massive contribution and commitment to your county over the past 5 years.COUNTY CHAIRMAN SEAN DUNNION PAYS TRIBUTE TO JIM MCGUINNESS was last modified: October 7th, 2014 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:Home-page SportJim McGuinnessnewsSean Dunnionstatementlast_img read more