Parks added to Gilas’ Jones Cup roster

first_imgDuterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Parks, who is also included in the team’s Southeast Asian Games lineup, saw a lot of minutes during Gilas’ tune-up games against PBA teams the past week and on Wednesday, team manager Butch Antonio confirmed the versatile guard was indeed added to the roster.The 6-foot-4 Parks, however, said he has yet to informed whether or not he’s part of the “exact lineup.”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’“He (Reyes) talked to me about it. He just wants to bring me along and see how everything goes. We’ve been showing up in practice, so he just wants to keep this core group together,” Parks said. “I have to wait for comment if I’ll be in the exact lineup playing in the Jones Cup, but for sure I’m going on the trip.”“I can’t say much about it. It’s really up to him. I’ll wait for his final word.” Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet View comments LATEST STORIES LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Perlas embracing tough challenge at Fiba Asia Women’s Cupcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas will be parading a 17-man roster for the Jones Cup in Taipei with Ray Parks as a late addition to the team.Initially, the 24-year-old Parks wasn’t part of the lineup bound for Taipei announced by national team coach Chot Reyes last week.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 respitelast_img read more

Star itching to stretch Govs’ Cup win streak

first_imgThe Hotshots spent two days at Pico de Loro and bonded very well. To give his boys some form of competition, Victolero had them play soccer and bowling.True competition happens Wednesday as the Hotshots try to stay on top of the heap in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations against a Phoenix Petroleum side that is reeling from four straight losses and is looking for a win to right the ship, so to speak.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’Game time is 7 p.m. at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay with the Hotshots solidly favored to rise to 4-0, most especially after hearing what Victolero has to say about the team’s eagerness to get back on the court.“Though we have had no competition, our preparation for Phoenix went very well,” he said. “You can see it in the way the players moved. They really want to play and they really want to win.” Coming off a 19-day break spent doing almost everything to keep the team sharp, Star is like a thoroughbred itching to be let out of the gates and mow through the field.“We had a team bonding session, practice and more practice,” coach Chito Victolero said over the phone on Tuesday just after the last of those workouts with his undefeated Hotshots. “The team really wants to play, it’s the competition they long for.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments 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 LATEST STORIES Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Track bets get going Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Malcolm Hill will lead Star, which has a testy stretch coming.“We have three tough games lined up,” Victolero said. “And this game [versus the Fuel Masters] can certainly help us get into a better mindset come those games.”Meanwhile, Blackwater, which has surpassed its Governors’ Cup performance the last two seasons (one win each) after just five games this conference, shoots for a third straight win and will try to add to Alaska’s woes in the 4:15 p.m. contest.Henry Walker has come in to revitalize the Elite and will pose a challenge to coach Alex Compton and the Aces.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

APNU/AFC Ministers lied to the National Assembly

first_imgDear Editor,Several issues have been plaguing Berbicians since the APNU/AFC coalition Government took Office, unfortunately, the coalition is reluctant to address these issues and continues to foster incompetence so it is only appropriate that some of these issues are publicly ventilated despite that they will continue to be unresolved.The situation of the health sector is at an all-time low, even the dead are not being spared by this Government because of the mismanagement of persons who are political activists of this APNU/AFC Government that are placed in key management positions. The refusal of Government officials to explain to the taxpayers of this country is disrespectful. The Public Health Minister remains a statue in her response to the numerous health-related issues that exist.The situation at Guyana Water Inc continues to financially destabilise residents since the increases are in excess of 500 per cent or even more. The Government officials of GWI refused to engage the customers in order to bring resolution. GWI is guilty of damaging public infrastructure and refuses to fix or reinstate them to their original state.Another issue that is going to contribute to the unemployment that already exists in Region Six is the Cabinet and NDIA hijacking the Regional Budget that was appropriated by the National Assembly for Agriculture and Drainage and Irrigation. The RDC of Region Six was bypassed by Cabinet and secretly transferred the monies to NDIA.Cde Zulfikar Mustapha, MP, questioned both Minister Holder and Minister Bulkhan in Parliament and both Ministers assured that this would not change since the system is working efficiently. These Ministers are lying to the Guyanese people since the decision was taken before the Budget presentation. This APNU/AFC coalition Government boasts about respect for local democracy but secretly destroys democracy.Regards,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

Kandakai Awarded Olympic Scholarship

first_imgThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) through the Olympic Solidarity has awarded a 7-week scholarship in “Tennis Science” to the Technical Director of Liberia Tennis Federation (LTF), Coach Alfred Kandakai.The scholarship was offered to Coach Kandakai owing to recommendation from the LTF and the Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC) as the only Level 2 International Tennis Federation (ITF) certified coach in the country.The specialized tennis training will be held at the Centro de Tenis Altur/Alvarino in Valencia, Spain from 7th September to 25th October.The training will provide him experience and knowledge to serve in other areas in the structures of the sport’s development.Olympic Solidarity will provide a return travel cost, boarding and lodging (meals and laundry only) and pocket money of US$100 per week.Some of the items, which will not be covered, are the scholarship holder’s personal sports equipment and extras such as telephone calls, amongst others.In an exclusive interview with Coach Kandakai yesterday, he disclosed that he would depart the country on Monday for La Cote d’Ivoire to obtain the visa and thereafter fly from the Abidjan to Spain.He expressed thanks and appreciation to the LTF and the LNOC for the recommendations and IOC for the scholarship.“I am happy to go and increase my knowledge and experience and come back to impact the lives of others,” Coach Kandakai said.He also thanked Mr. Stefana Eleno of the EU for the purchase of his ticket and Tani Hana of the Oceano Casino at the Mamba Point Hotel for U$1,000 for sponsoring his trip to La Cote d’Ivoire.Coach Kandakai, 41, has been with the LTF for over 18 years.Besides providing volunteer training to kids and the aged, he also has extra classes for interested individuals in and around the Monrovia.As a tennis coach and trainer, he nurtured his son, Saah Kandakai, who is currently in the USA – the top single male player for the Trenton High School.LNOC Secretary General Joseph F. Willie, said the LNOC has also applied for technical training for tennis and taekwondo coaches for 2016.“If the two applications are accepted, the total persons to benefit from the LNOC will be 16,” Mr. Willie said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New Economic Sabotage Case Indicts Several Ex-Officials

first_imgFormer Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LRPC) Managing Director, Mr. T. Nelson Williams and ex-Commence Minister Miatta Beysolow are among several individuals indicted in a fraud scheme that allegedly deprived government of millions of United States dollars during the sale and distribution of the Japanese oil grant valued at US$13,083, 350 (the equivalent of one billion, one hundred million Japanese Yen) donated by the Japanese Government.The scheme involved 15,000 metric tons of petroleum products that were intended to help government in its economic and social development efforts, which prosecution put the total amount collected from the sale as up to US$5,764, 110.84.The products were donated under oil grant arrangement with a provision which was conveyed in an exchange of notes dated March 8, 2011, between the governments of Japan and Liberia.Mr. Steve Fiahn, former Director, Division of Price Analysis and Marketing at the Ministry of Commence (MOC), as well as, Mr. Aaron J. Wheagar, Deputy Manager for Operations and implementing person for the Japanese oil grant at the LPRC, and the Aminata & Sons Incorporated through its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Siaka Turay, were others also charged in the indictment by the Grand Jury for Montserrado County.The nine counts against the five defendants include economic sabotage, misapplication of entrusted property, criminal conspiracy and facilitation, and violation of the required Public Procurement Concession and Commission (PPCC) procedures and processes.However, one of the defendants, Aaron J. Wheagar, has been arrested and detained at the Monrovia Central Prison for his failure to secure a bond, while the other defendants are still at large.Lawyers representing the defendants were seen yesterday at the Temple of Justice trying to secure a single bond for all of the defendants to prevent the others from being arrested and detained.The indictment alleges that in August 2011, the defendants approved and implemented the determination and set up a fraudulent concessionary price of US$687.40 per metric ton for the monetization of the Japanese oil grant.The actual quantity of metric tons of the grant petroleum products, the document claims, should have been 12,404,040, which the defendants should have used to determine and set up the concessionary price to be US$831,811.24 for the sale and distribution of the products.But the defendants set up a fraudulent concessionary price of US$687.41 per metric ton, which they allegedly used in the monetization of the oil grant.“The defendants deprived the government of the amount of US$1,806, 811.14, which is the difference between the amounts of US$10,300, 988.14 that should have been deposited in the grant at the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL),” court records claim.The defendants reportedly deposited the actual amount of US$8, 504, 177.00, at the CBL. “The defendants in their criminal efforts and schemes exercised unauthorized control over the difference thereby converting same to their use and benefits,” the indictment added.The Ministry of Commence, the document said, being the custodian of the oil grant and with responsibility to ensure the distribution and sale of the products, executed a scheme between the LPRC, MOC and Aminata & Sons without due regard to the PPCC bidding process.“They created and provided the opportunity for individuals and or business entities to exploit and abuse the distribution and sale of the oil grant. They also acted as individuals with criminal motive through a conspiracy scheme,” the indictment claims, adding “they are abusive and unmindful of their functionary duties to the government.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“Fish cleaner” charged for attempted murder of ex-lover

first_imgRamsawan Singh was on Friday arraigned in a Georgetown Magistrate’s court for the attempted murder of his ex-lover, Geeta “Pinky” Deochand, allegedly committed at Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara on June 28, 2018.Geeta ‘Pinky’ DeochandThe 27-year-old accused was not required to plead to the indicated charge, which stated that, with intent to commit murder, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Deochand of Lot 12 Sea View Street, Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara at about 8:00hrs on the day in question.Singh has been remanded to prison, and will make his next court appearance on July 12.RECAPBased on reports received, 28-year-old Geeta “Pinky” Deochand was taking her son to school on June 18 at about 08:00h when the 27-year-old Ramsawan Singh rode up to her at Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara and requested that she allow him to kiss his son. The woman did not give him permission, and an argument ensued.Enraged, Singh allegedly whipped out a knife from his pants pocket and started to stab the woman in the presence of their three-year-old son. The woman was reportedly stabbed several times about her body, and is currently a patient at the West Demerara Regional Hospital, where her condition is listed as stable.After committing the act, Singh, who works at the Meadow Bank Wharf as a fish cleaner, jumped on his pedal cycle and rode away, but was later apprehended by the Police.Relatives told Guyana Times that the couple’s relationship, which ended two years ago, had been a rocky affair. The three-year-old child in question is reportedly staying with the relatives of the injured woman.last_img read more

Power outage in Fort Nelson

first_imgThe lights are out for more than 3000 homes in Fort Nelson.The power outages affect residences north of Raven Crs, west of Clark Lake Rd, south-wst of Airport Dr, north of Eagle Rd, east of Simpson Trl & north-south-east-west of Hwy 97. The cause of these outages are due to a transmission circuit failure.All outages occurred around 2:30 p.m., BC Hydro is working on the problem and estimates power may be back on around 5:30 p.m.- Advertisement -Visit www.bchydro.com for information on current power outages.last_img read more

Lefty Seibel eyes spot on bullpen

first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. – Without a serviceable left-handed reliever since the days of Scott Schoeneweis, Phil Seibel is trying to give the Angels a rare surplus in that department. Left-hander Darren Oliver appears set for one bullpen job while the left-handed Seibel battles it out with a group of relievers for the 11th spot on the pitching staff. Seibel was obtained in December from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Brendan Donnelly, who became expendable when the Angels signed Justin Speier as a free agent. The 28-year old Seibel has a fastball that typically clocks in at the 88-mph range, which he compliments with a slider, changeup and curveball. Weaver back Scioscia is targeting this weekend or possibly early next week for Jered Weaver’s first throwing session from a mound. Weaver, who is dealing with a bout of biceps tendinitis, continues to throw from flat ground. His biggest issue would seem to be compressing a six-week spring training regimen into about four weeks, all on a sore shoulder. “If he can get out there four or five times in games he should get stretched out enough to be where he needs to be,” Scioscia said. The former Cypress High School honor student is smart enough, though, to calculate the numbers game he is up against. There are no less than six legitimate candidates for the spot in Seibel, Chris Bootcheck, Matt Hensley, Greg Jones, Dustin Moseley, Chris Resop, “There are 60 guys in the clubhouse that on April 2 want to leave with the team and that can’t happen,” Seibel said. “My goal is to pitch well and if it works out, great. Hopefully it will at least leave an impression that if it doesn’t work then if something happens, I’m one of the guys (they call on later).” center_img Taking the field Players will take the field around 10 a.m. for the first full-squad workout of the spring. All healthy players are expected to be in attendance, with Vladimir Guerrero and Erick Aybar the last to take their physicals Monday. … Francisco Rodriguez (sore right hamstring) had a flat-ground throwing session and went through PFP (pitchers’ fielding practice) drills. He is a few days away from his first bullpen session of the spring. 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

Injured Coutinho out for two, three weeks

first_img“He will be out for approximately two to three weeks.”The 26-year-old Brazilian will miss Sunday’s clash against Real Betis.But the Catalan club, currently top of La Liga table, are expected to welcome star forward Lionel Messi back following a three-week absence with a broken arm.Coutinho will also miss Brazil’s friendlies against Uruguay and Cameroon on November 16 and 20 respectively.He could potentially also miss Barcelona’s match against Atletico Madrid on November 24, crucial if the club want to stay top of La Liga, and the next Champions League game against PSV Eindhoven on November 28.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Coutinho in action against Champions League group rivals Inter Milan. © AFP/File / Miguel MEDINABARCELONA, Spain, Nov 8 – Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho has a muscle tear and will be out for two to three weeks, the Spanish La Liga giants said Thursday.“Tests undertaken on Thursday morning have confirmed that Philippe Coutinho has a small rupture in the femoral biceps of his left leg,” Barcelona said.last_img read more

BRIAN KERR GUEST OF HONOUR AS ROVERS HOST SUCCESSFUL PRESENTATION NIGHT

first_imgSOCCER: The club held a very successful underage and youth presentation night last Sunday evening in the Station House Hotel with former Republic of Ireland manager Brian Kerr as guest of honour.The night has grown from strength to strength and it was good to see the room packed to capacity for the night which saw up to thirty awards handed out. Kerr told some witty anecdotes about his time managing the Faroes as well as Ireland and encouraged all the players to follow their dream and that anything was possible if you have the determination and will to succeed.The club would like to congratulate everyone who picked up awards and would like to thank all managers, coaches and parents for their help in preparing everyone to represent Rovers in the past season with plans already underway for the new interim season in August.The club have a break now with the next action being the Foyle Cup in July.The draws were made for the Cup during the week and the u17s are paired with Inishowen, Carniny Youths and Loughside.The u14s face FD Suomi, Coleraine, and Strabane Athletic.The under 11s are drawn alongside Strabane Athletic, Top of the Hill Celtic, Albion Stars, Carniny Youths and Roe Valley while the under 9s will play Culmore, Lagan Harps, Sion Swifts, Roe Valley and East Donegal in the group stages. A large number of club officials and players are off to France for the Euros and we wish them bon voyage as they cheer on the boys in green.This weeks mini-lotto numbers drawn were 2-14-16 and 24.4 people with three correct win €20.Lucky winners are Mary Langan, Tom Lindsay, Colm McConigley and Sharon McLaughlin.Next weeks jackpot is €3750.Club bingo continues in the Station House Hotel every Thursday at 830pm. Snowball is 1475euro on 45 numbers or less.BRIAN KERR GUEST OF HONOUR AS ROVERS HOST SUCCESSFUL PRESENTATION NIGHT was last modified: June 8th, 2016 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:Letterkenny RoverssoccerSportlast_img read more