Collective effort helps NLEX fill void left by stars Ravena, Alas

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View comments All 12 Road Warriors who played scored led by import Arnett Moultrie, who tallied game-highs of 26 points and 16 rebounds. Alex Mallari added 10 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals, Juami Tiongson had a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists while Rios, Ighalo and Monfort combined for 18 points.NLEX had 35 assists and played tremendous defense down the stretch where they forced Blackwater to miss all of its 10 field goal attempts in the final five minutes and 23 seconds.READ: Remorseful Kiefer out of PBA for 18 months Ravena and Alas were in attendance at Araneta Coliseum and the two couldn’t keep a smile off their faces seeing their teammates rise to the challenge.“I’m really happy because even when I was still playing this conference we were still trying so hard to fill the void left by Kevin and now it’s the two of us so everybody is trying to fill the void and Kevin and I are integral parts of the offense and seeing them having 35 assists, just goes to show the team can do it,” Ravena said.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film “Our teammates stepped up and I’m happy. I hope they will continue to step up because this is a big opportunity for them,” said Alas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Depleted and all, NLEX still came through the way even without its star guards Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The Road Warriors were without their two best locals with Ravena serving an 18-month suspension from Fiba after testing positive for banned substances in the World Anti-Doping Agency List, and the injured Alas still recovering from a torn ACL.It took a collective effort to fill the holes left by Ravena and Alas and NLEX drew contributions from across the board in their win over the Blackwater Elite on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownREAD: NLEX guard Kevin Alas out for 8 months due to ACL injury“We try to get something out of everybody. We’re squeezing the players who haven’t been playing that much before,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao after a 93-89 victory. “Guys like Jansen Rios played a really good game, quality minutes for us today. Kenneth Ighalo, Emman Monfort just mentioning those guys who need to come off the bench and take up the slack left by Kiefer and Kevin.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours At French Open, Osaka balances tennis and PlayStationlast_img read more

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SBP thanks ‘stronger’ communication with NBA for Clarkson PH stint

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal And SBP president Al Panlilio personally thanked NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum for the help the league gave the Philippine basketball scene.“Our wish of having Jordan Clarkson play for the Philippine team has become a reality in the Asian Games and SBP’s desire is to have him play in future competitions during the NBA break,” said Panlilio in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“With a stronger communication line and relationship with Mark Tatum and the NBA, I am confident that it can happen again.”Clarkson has been the apple of the SBP’s eye since he became a rookie in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014, but has faced difficulties after difficulties before he could get to don the Philippine jersey. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img MOST READ PBA: Aguilar comes through as Ginebra fends off NorthPort Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES 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 SBP president Al Panlilio and NBA Mark Tatum meet after the NBA allowed Cleveland Cavalier to join the Philippines for the 2018 Asian Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOJordan Clarkson’s stint in the NBA may just be the first of many international tours of duty for the Filipino-American swingman.It took a lot of convincing from Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas but the organization came through in time for the NBA to allow the Cleveland Cavalier to join the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT In his first stint, Clarkson impressed and led the Philippines to a fifth-place finish in the Asian Games, the best result for the country since 2002 when it placed fourth.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Press corps honors united PBA board with President’s Award

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra 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 awardcenter_img The entire PBA Board led by chair Ricky Vargas will be honored on the silver anniversary celebration of the PBA Press Corps Annual Awards Night on Jan. 21 at Novotel Manila Araneta Center.Vargas and the rest of the board will be the recipient of the special President’s Award from the group of sportswriters covering the PBA beat for getting its act together to uphold the spirit of harmony within the league.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Setting aside its differences to work for the common good, the board’s move paved the way for the league to successfully hold its 43rd season.Aside from Vargas (TnT Katropa), the board is composed of vice chair Richard Bachmann (Alaska), lawyer Raymond Zorilla (Phoenix) as treasurer, and Robert Non (San Miguel), Rene Pardo (Magnolia), Rod Franco (NLEX), Al Panlilio (Meralco), lawyer Mamerto Mondragon (Rain or Shine), Bobby Rosales (Columbian Dyip), Silliman Sy (Blackwater), Alfrancis Chua (Barangay Ginebra), and Eric Arejola (NorthPort).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 ChrissVargas, who is also the current president of the Philippine Olympic Committee, will serve as guest speaker during the event presented by Cignal TV.Also to be honored are Vic Manuel of Alaska (Mr. Quality Minutes), Poy Erram of NLEX (Defensive Player of the Year), and recently retired Rain or Shine star Chris Tiu (Breakout Player of the Season). Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Several Azkals without clubs after national team stint Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

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Tiger Woods pulls out of Bay Hill with neck strain

first_imgCarpio 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES This is the first time the 43-year-old Woods has withdrawn from a tournament in two years, shortly before his fourth back surgery to fuse his lower spine.Woods is an eight-time winner at Bay Hill.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHe says he hopes to be ready the following week for The Players Championship.Woods has played three times this year, with his best finish a tie for 10th in Mexico City. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebracenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1st female gamers qualify for NBA 2K League draft pool Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying FILE – US golfer Tiger Woods waits for his turn on the green of the 18th hole during the third round of the PGA World Golf Championship, at Chapultepec’s Golf Club in Mexico City on February 23, 2019. (Photo by Alfredo ESTRELLA / AFP)ORLANDO, Fla. — Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Arnold Palmer Invitational with what he describes as a neck strain.Woods announced his decision Monday on Twitter. He says his lower back is fine and he has no concerns over the long run. Woods says he’s had the neck strain for a few weeks and it hasn’t improved with treatment to the point he feels he can play.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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AG’s string of failures has been unending

first_imgDear Editor,Attorney General Mr Basil Williams has failed abysmally to account for his dismal performance in office over the three years. His modus operandi of blaming me; the PPP Government; the staff at the AG’s Chambers, both past and present; and even judges, has not worked. The public has simply not bought into his story. As a result, desperation is stepping in.The string of failures has been unending, the latest being the case involving H.N. Sugrim. This case finally exposed Williams beyond redemption, (and) he knows it. It was filed after the PPP left office in June 2015, (and) it concluded in 2017. It was a winnable case, yet he lost it. The contract provided for the lodgment of a performance bond by the contractor within a stipulated time frame. The contract further stipulated that a failure to lodge that performance bond would be a basis for its termination. No performance bond was lodged. The contract was terminated on this very basis. This would have been an unassailable defence, once put forward by competent counsel, yet the case was lost. This case commenced and ended while the PPP was out of office, the press and public quickly realized how clumsy it is for Williams to blame the PPP.Obviously, Mr Williams recognizes this. He is again caught with his pants down. This time however, the time frames were clear: the PPP cannot sensibly be blamed for this case. He now has to come up with another distraction in order to divert attention from this abject failure. So, after a long and exhaustive rant at a recent press conference, most of which consisted of recklessly inaccurate assertions unworthy of a response, he announces that the Police will be called in to investigate “outsourced cases”.Imagine, after three years of holding office, this gentleman still claims ignorance of cases pending against the State. That admission alone should be the basis of his dismissal.The truth of the matter is: there is only one person for the Police to investigate in this matter; it is Mr. Basil Williams. The offence is “Misconduct in Public Office”. If I am contacted by the Police, that is the report I will make. I will supply all the details of the negligence about which I speak.Sincerely,Anil Nandlall, MPlast_img read more

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Significant apprehension nationally and internationally

first_imgDear Editor,There is a direct relationship between the operations of a Government of any country, and its functions to influence governance approaches that are binding on citizens, partnerships with other States, as well as national and international business arrangements.The foundation of such arrangements is enshrined in the Constitution of a State, as it informs the basis under which current and future behavioral norms of any Government is premised. Unconstitutionality in this realm is therefore intolerable!The consequences for breaches of these central Constitutional pillars will not only undermine the current relationships and existing obligations of the State, but will be dire for all futuristic arrangements as it informs a defining framework of untrustworthiness and uncertainty. Such an unpredictable environment feeds illegitimacy, and fuels circumstances under which only the few in Government can benefit.Under the globally accepted democratic formula to which Guyana is constitutionally committed, things have become glaringly abnormal. There is now significant apprehension nationally and internationally, given the surreptitious delaying signals from the fallen of the APNU/AFC Government in response to the passing of the historic No-Confidence Motion in the Nationally Assembly on December 21, 2018.Today, imminent personalities and prominent Organisations both nationally and internationally, are justifiably demanding the activation of the mechanism for the holding of General and Regional Elections within ninety days as instructed by the Guyana Constitution. The immediate resignation of the Cabinet prescribed by Section 106 of the Constitution implies and infers a meaning of immediate suspension of forward functionality by the Principals of this Government Organ. The President is also committed to resign his individual portfolio on the election of a President following elections held in the prescribed period.It is implicit that during this period, Ministers, Prime Minister as well as the persons who formed the Cabinet, would have lost their portfolio. We should refer to them by their respective names only! These rude, abusive and disrespectful persons must face the citizens at the ensuing polls and be held accountable for their activities that informed the loss of confidence by the majority of citizens.Amidst the high tension and the debacle of our citizens’ exposure to the significant incompetence of this APNU/AFC cabal, it is indeed very heartening to see that Guyanese are responding to this present political situation very sensibly.Observably, our people are demonstrating the will to charter their own destiny, and not leave it in the hands of a few self-aggrandising and uncaring individuals. Citizens are going about their daily lives with cool, and waiting for the constitutionally instructive period to change this trespassing APNU/AFC Government by March 19, 2019. Guyanese must not allow our country to have an unconstitutional Government and our citizens have issued the eviction notice.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

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WPA and its no-membership status

first_imgDear Editor,Peeping Tom was quite accurate in his pronouncement that the WPA is a “Paper Tiger”. The facts will show that today they have almost no membership. Today, like political “con artists”, they present themselves as an idea, but this is all a ploy to sell themselves as some political force to be reckoned with, when reality would illustrate that this idea that they continually refer to died with Dr Walter Rodney. So all this hot air today from people like Dr David Hinds cannot be reconciled with grounded facts.But Dr Hinds’s utterances expose an agenda that definitely fosters ethnic supremacy. If one dissects carefully his messages, one would find they are hollow and devoid of any bold political solutions that can aid in unleashing the full potential of our people. What Dr. Hinds is prepared to do today is support these “lumpen” bourgeoisie, who are prepared to put forward names like Kads Khan or Stanley Ming as GECOM Chairman, knowing fully well that these people were both key participants of the PNC campaign from 2001 and beyond.Whatever little principle Dr Hinds has left, it appears he is prepared to consecrate it at the altar of political opportunism, all in the interest of ethnic supremacy of a few, as confirmed in his “Hinds’ Sight” Column on July 7, 2019.But what Dr. Hinds does not tell this nation is that, since June 2015, the ethnic group that he pretends to support did not advance economically under this Granger Government, now JUNTA. If one were to walk in villages like Victoria, Manchester on the Corentyne, and so many other villages, one would see with one’s own eyes evidence of the economic decay over the last four (4) years; yet, the likes of Dr Hinds want these people to bear their economic pain and march with the Granger JUNTA, all in the name of marching with your “kith and kin”.What Dr Hinds is not telling these people is those pertinent facts on how many million were lost to the treasury since January 2019 because members of this Granger JUNTA used the sweat and earnings of these very same people in Victoria and their brothers in Enmore to pay for their duty-free items.What he is not telling these people is that, while 50,000 of their families have to wait for 2 years or more for their “quarter of an acre of land”, some 20 “close men” in the Granger JUNTA have transferred some 23,000 acres of land from the State to their personal assets.While I have nothing against any Guyanese owning oil blocks, like Eric Phillips, when the process lacks transparency and has resulted in these very same people in Victoria losing millions in potential wealth, I have no choice but to reject such financial skulduggery and plunder.If you look carefully at Dr Hinds’s message, he has deviously attempted to vary the narrative away from the political dishonesty and legal evil that is being practised by this Granger JUNTA today. What Dr. Hinds offers them instead is an illusionary bag of gold that will never become a reality once this Granger JUNTA stays in power.That is why the question posed by Dr. Hinds is extremely dangerous. The question: “How the politicians plan to manage the expected collective wealth”, while it is a valid question in a stable political environment, it remains dangerous in the current political dispensation, because it attempts to play mind games with the people. There is nothing in this oil revenue for the people of Victoria if this heist on the treasury continues by this Granger JUNTA.Dr Hinds’s latest political deception is that there needs to be a credible voters’ list, and he cautions the CCJ to take care. But let me expose his subterfuge: The evidence will show that, since 1992, Guyana has had credible voters’ lists on every occasion. Since 2008, when the last House-to-House Registration was done, there has not been one attempt at voter fraud (e.g. someone voted twice, or someone fraudulently impersonating a legitimate voter). Not ONE! But yet Dr. Hinds parrots the usual line that the list is not credible, which is nothing but an untruth.Since 2008, there have been Continuous Registration and four (4) Claims and Objections processes, which all contributed to a list that is as clean as is practically possible. These updated lists have served four (4) elections excellently. Even an international not-for-profit entity (IDEA) provided a study that reveals that Guyana has one of the cleanest voters’ lists in the Caribbean. Yet Dr. Hinds has the nerve to attempt to lecture this nation on the credibility of the list.One famous philosopher once said it is the intellectuals who destroy the seeds of good and fertilise the seeds of evil that grow up to ruin mankind. Dr Hinds’s actions aptly support this prognosis.We, the people, must never trust the words of Dr David Hinds, since most of his utterances prove that he is unfit and not credible to be an independent commentator. His only game plan is to mislead, and we must not fall victim to this game, which is grounded in the supremacy of one group over another.Regards,Sasenarine Singhlast_img read more

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The cry of a public servant under the David Granger Administration

first_imgDear Editor,I have been pondering for quite a while now on whether I should publicly express my disdain for the blatant lack of empathy and discrimination bestowed upon me by my employer at a Government agency. I’ve recently completed my MSc and am now serving the Government.Since my return, just under a year, I haven’t received an added cent in remuneration. On the contrary, my workload doubled and I still have the same job as I initially had before my departure to study. And to add insult to injury, my supervisor is a fresh graduate who has just completed his bachelor from UG. And best of all, I had to train him.I made several complaints to PSM about my mistreatment, but nothing was done. It’s as if you have no one to turn to but to endure. I must say, I’m quite disheartened and completely demotivated. My enthusiasm has now morphed into passive resistance. And I’m not the only one. I know of tens of other young professionals, both Indians and Afro-Guyanese, who are going through the same. There is no future under this Government for us. That is the sad reality.Sincerely,Mr Engineerlast_img read more

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Kitty man shot during execution attempt

first_imgA Kitty, Georgetown, man was on Monday morning rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) afterThe shop at the corners of Queen and William Streets, Kitty where the shooting took placetwo gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on him in what appears to be an attempted execution.The injured man was identified as Donald McKenzie called “Baje”, 24, of Stanley Place, Kitty.Eyewitnesses say about 08:30h McKenzie, along with several other men, were standing outside a shop at the corners of Queen and William Streets, Kitty, when two men rode up on a CG motorcycle.As the men approached, McKenzie rushed into the shop to seek cover however, one of the men entered the shop and discharged several rounds at him.He was hit once in his left shoulder.The men then quickly left the scene, but not before blurting out, “leff he we gon get he a next time an done he dance.”Reports are that the shooting may have been retaliation for an incident that transpired Sunday evening, where McKenzie and several others were allegedly involved in an altercation with another man who was assaulted during the process.Police are investigating the matter.last_img read more

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2 arrested over gun find

first_imgRanks of the Guyana Police Force on Thursday arrested two persons after they unearthed an unlicensed firearm and ammunition in a vehicle they were travelling in.Police Public Relations Officer Jairam Ramlakhan, disclosed that the interception occurred sometime around 14:40h.It was reported that Police ranks acting on information, intercepted a motor car on the Golden Grove Public Road, East Bank Demerara, conducted a search and found a 12 gauge single barrel shotgun.The driver of the vehicle and an occupant have since been taken into Police custody.last_img

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