Perkins leads NLEX-SCTEX team in Merlion Cup

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Break new ground Gilas, Blatche’s China club set for collision course in Fiba Asia Champions Cup PBA draft entrant Jason Perkins headlines the roster as he will be backstopped by veterans Pamboy Raymundo and Oping Sumalinog in the seven-team tournament set from September 20 to 24 at OCBC Arena in Singapore.Road Warriors assistant coach Jojo Lastimosa will call the shots for the Philippine team in the invitational.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendAlso joining NLEX-SCTEX are Cignal’s Jaypee Belencion, Byron Villarias, Alfred Batino, Andreas Cahilig, and Harold Arboleda, as well as former SCTEX players AJ Vitug and Mark Pangilinan from the defunct PCBL.Beefing up the roster will be Maurice Shaw, a 32-year-old big man who is currently suiting up in the Thailand Basketball Super League. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter winning back-to-back titles in the recently-concluded 2017 PBA D-League season, the core of the Cignal HD looks to make one more run for the crown.Playing under the banner of NLEX-SCTEX, the Hawkeyes will represent the Philippines in the 2017 Merlion Cup in Singapore later this month.ADVERTISEMENT A costly, catty dispute finally settled It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Winning start End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “These players are part of the NLEX-SCTEX family that will be ready when called up. We are proud to represent the country and the company,” NLEX-SCTEX team manager Borgie Hermida said. NLEX-SCTEX will face stiff competition in the tournament as it will take on 2016 champion Shanghai Sharks of China, hosts Singapore Slingers, Satria Muda Pertamina of Indonesia, Yulon Luxgen Dinos of Taiwan, Jeonju KCC Egis of the Korean Basketball League, and Adelaide 36ers of Australia’s National Basketball League.Last year, star guard Jimmer Fredette towed the Sharks to the title as they beat the Kiefer Ravela-led Mighty Sports-Philippines in the Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Hotels fully booked for jubilee – Hughes

first_imgTourism Minister Cathy Hugheswith Guyana just a few days away from observing one of its most monumental events, the Public Telecommunications and Tourism Ministry has recorded a high tourist influx to Guyana, the result of which has hotels across the country filled to capacity, leading to more persons opening their homes as part of the “Bed and Breakfast” initiative.This was confirmed by Tourism Minister Cathy Hughes, who told Guyana Times on Friday that the feedback has been “tremendous” in terms of tourists and the Diaspora showing their interest in being a part of the grand celebrations.The Minister additionally reported that the support from the Guyanese population has been outstanding as more persons are indicating their interest in opening their homes to house the tourists.Hughes related that only on Thursday, 60 persons had turned out at the Ministry to enlist their names and undergo training to be part of the “bed and breakfast” initiative which is being implemented to facilitate the large turnout expected from the Diaspora.These training sessions, according to the Minister, provides a comprehensive approach to how these persons can house their guests, and what is expected of them. “The people are excited to get on board with the initiative and they are ready to go,” she noted.Since rooms are booked at the hotels, Hughes announced that persons visiting from the Diaspora or those in Guyana, who are looking for a city hotel, need to first make contact with the Ministry so that they could assist in locating places for them.She said that once contacted, the Ministry may be able to assign a place under the “Bread and Breakfast” initiative where the guests can stay for the period of time leading up to the anniversary, and after.According to the information received, frequent inspections of the premises earmarked to house the impending guests are carried out by the members of the initiative’s committee.The Tourism Minister outlined that restaurants across the city have recorded a significant improvement in their businesses as the demand for fast food is escalating with the increased number of visitors from the Diaspora.Smaller restaurants, however, have reported that their businesses remain the same since many are not aware of the locations, and prefer the larger food outlets, Hughes said.Nonetheless, it has been reported that there is an overall improvement to the tourism sector in Guyana, as the long list of activities are attracting a large number of tourists from countries across the world.Even before most of the activities had been hosted, the number of tourist arrivals had been on the rise, as airlines had recorded a boost to their services.Hughes said that as early as March, hotels and airlines were all booked up as persons, on hearing of the events, rushed to purchase tickets and make reservations.The Tourism Ministry, prior to the lead up to the 50th anniversary celebrations, had expressed optimism about the positive responses they would receive as the country celebrates its independence.Over the past months, a number of events have been planned to mark the Golden Jubilee Anniversary.Most persons, however, are anticipating the Jubilee Float Parade set for May 26, which will pattern of the Republic Day float parade.last_img read more

House Inducts Two Additional Members

first_imgLofa County Representative Clarence Kortu MassaquoiSeveral House Committees appointedRepresentatives Joseph Momo Matthew, Jr. of Electoral District #3 in Gbarpolu County and Clarence Kortu Massaquoi of Electoral District #3 in Lofa County have both taken the ‘Oath of Affirmation’ as the 67th and 68th members of the House of Representatives of the 54th Legislature.The two lawmakers were inducted yesterday during the 4th day sitting of the 1st session of the House of Representatives by House Speaker Bhofal Chambers in keeping with the 1986 Constitution and the House Rules and Procedures.The induction of the two Representatives followed the receipt of separate letters from the National Elections Commission (NEC) stating that the legal challenges against them had been resolved and they had been duly certificated.NEC’s letter to Speaker Chambers stated that the challenge against Representative Joseph M. Matthew, Jr. of Gbarpolu County electoral district #3, had been finally disposed of, and Matthew had been certificated by the NEC on Wednesday, January 17, as the duly elected representatives of the district.”Speaker Chambers received a second letter from NEC  informing him that following the ruling of the Supreme Court in his favor,  Clarence Kortu Massaquoi had been declared winner of the October 10, 2017 representatives election of district #3, Lofa County and subsequently certified.”The outstanding five electoral districts with ongoing legal disputes are districts #4, 7 and 8 in Nimba County.With the induction of Rep. Massaquoi on Tuesday, many political pundits believe that it was a ‘procedural error’ for the Lofa County lawmaker to become a member of the 54th Legislature on Monday, January 22, in which he seconded the motion of adjournment of the 1st Special Joint Session.River Gee County District #3 Representative Francis S. Dopoh, II in Tuesday’s session affirmed the belief of the political pundits, but the House Speaker, in an apologetic tone, attributed the error to ‘an oversight.’Meanwhile the appointment of additional committee members was announced by Speaker Chambers to include former deputy Speaker Hans Barchue as chairman on the House’s Modernization Committee and head of delegation of the House to the Pan African Parliament and a member of the Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning Committee.Other appointees are Montserrado County District #5 Representative Thomas Fallah, chairperson on Ways, Means and Finance, while other members of the committee include Representative Jeremiah Koon (Nimba), Manah Bishop Jackson (Bomi), Joseph Matthew (Gbarpolu), Hans Barchue (Grand Bassa), Mambu M. Sonii (Grand Cape Mount), George S. Borley (Grand Gedeh), Julie Wiah (Lofa), P. Mike Jurry (Maryland), Francis Saidi Dopoh, II (River Gee), Nathaniel N. Barway (Grand Kru), Matthew Zarzar (Sinoe), and Rosanna Schaak (Rivercess). Other members to represent Bong and Margibi counties respectively will be announced later.For the Committee on Information and Communication, Representative Jay Nagbe Sloh is the chairman, while Rep. Beyan Howard is named the co-chairman. Rep. Barchue will chair the Modernization Committee, co-chaired by Rustonlyn S. Dennis. Rep. Julie Wiah is the chairperson for the Gender Committee and Rep. Emerson Kamara is the co-chairman. Rep. Hans Barchue is the head of delegation of the Pan African Parliament for the House of Representatives. Members are Reps. Alex Grant and Julie Wiah. Representative Acarous Gray is the head of delegation of the African Caribbean Pacific and European Union (ACP-EU) Joint Parliament.The Speaker has also established a Special Committee headed by Montserrado County District #6 Representative Samuel Enders to collaborate with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) for capacity training and technical support. Other members are Montserrado County District #1 Representative Lawrence Morris, Montserrado County District #1 Representative Richard Koon, Sinoe County District #2 Representative Matthew Zarzar and Representative Ellen Amarkai Attoh of District #3 Margibi County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PRRD hopes new grants will address local telecommunications coverage deficits

first_imgPeace River Regional District chair Karen Goodings is hopeful new provincial funding will help improve telecommunications in remote areas of our region.At the wrap of the Union of BC Municipalities Meeting last week, Premier Gordon Campbell announced two new initiatives to improve connectivity for those living in remote and rural areas of BC. The “Connecting Citizens” program will provide up to $50,000 per community to deliver improved telecommunications coverage to remote communities on the province. – Advertisement -Goodings says she’s pleased that the province is beginning to address the district’s connectivity issues. However, she says, it remains to be seen how the funding will apply to unincorporated regions of the district. [asset|aid=373|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=37b595f25624495b7d41bfc8edf95e1b-Goodings – 1_1_Pub.mp3] Telus’ recent shutoff of analog services Canada-wide left some residents with satellite phones as their only means of telecommunication.Advertisementlast_img read more

Freezing Rain Warning Continues

first_imgFREEZING RAIN WARNING ISSUED For Fort St John BY ENVIRONMENT CANADABULLETIN ISSUED AT: 9.22 AM PST SUNDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2008FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING.  THIS IS A WARNING THAT AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING IN THESE REGIONS. MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS..LISTEN FOR UPDATED STATEMENTS.- Advertisement –last_img

Town braces for planned power outage

first_imgThe utility is anticipating a 12-hour outage while the transmission line supplying electricity to the town is transferred to two new support structures from an existing structure that was compromised by soil erosion caused by recent heavy rains.Two back up diesel generators have been provided to supply power to the town’s grocery store and two gas stations, while the town hall, community centre, and police and fire departments will run on their own back-up generators. However, Mayor Larry White said power to the stores will be out for a period of time in the early morning while those generators are installed, and again in the evening to disconnect the generators when BC Hydro is ready to restore the power.The mayor said the local clinic has identified residents who need power for medical reasons and they will be accommodated. He added the town’s emergency social services personnel will be on hand to respond to any issues that may arise. He encouraged anyone with concerns during the outage to visit town hall.- Advertisement -The power outage comes at a bad time as the town is preparing to host its biggest annual event, the Grizfest music festival, this weekend. White said there is definitely a frustration and anxiousness among business owners concerned about the potential loss of revenue should something happen and the power is not restored before the weekend, which is typically one of the most profitable times of the year for many businesses. However, he said as of now, the music festival is going ahead as planned assuming power is restored tomorrow evening.AdvertisementThe problems with power outages have plagued the town for many years now, and the District of Tumbler Ridge has attempted to pursue other sources of power to utilize during interruptions to the main power supply. One such proposal, a biomass project, was submitted to BC Hydro last year but was ultimately rejected.The mayor said this latest incident continues to emphasize the need for a reliable, back-up power supply, and he intends to press the issue with the utility company.Advertisement “I don’t know what would have happened if they hadn’t found the pole and it went down without anybody’s knowledge,” he said, referring to the compromised power pole. “It’s scary to think about.”It would appear several residents have prepared for the power outage, as Cheryl Wheaton, manager of Northern Metalic Sales, said the store brought in extra generators and they all sold. She said her own home has been supported by a back-up generator for a few years.”We’re used to this,” she said. “For the last two years in a row its been in the wintertime this has happened, so were set up with our generator all the time.”Wheaton said for her business, she doesn’t anticipate much of an impact because most of her clients are industrial companies, not visitors, and she doesn’t need the power on in the store anyway to do business. However, she said there is undoubtedly an impact to the local workforce.Advertisement “We have crews of guys here that totally depend on these stores, hotels and restaurants,” she said.last_img read more

Higuain brilliance sends Juve into Champions League quarters

first_imgBut, despite being completely outplayed in the opening period, Juventus buckled down after the break and equalised through Gonzalo Higuain.That was the decisive moment as Tottenham suddenly went to pieces, allowing the Italian champions to score again two minutes and 49 seconds later as Dybala punished poor defending with a cool finish.It was an epic escape act from Juventus, who remain on course to reach a third Champions League final in four seasons after twice finishing as runners-up.The two-time European champions have enjoyed some memorable moments in the competition, but coming back from the brink against such in-form opposition will rank as one of their finest hours.Crashing out after having the tie in their hands was a bitter pill for Tottenham to swallow and once again raised questions about their ability to win major trophies.Mauricio Pochettino’s men had put Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal to the sword at Wembley this season, producing eye-catching displays that their manager claimed had earned them the respect of Europe’s superpowers.But Tottenham’s frustrating tradition of hitting a high note before receiving a painful reality check returned to haunt them in the most painful fashion.Pochettino had spoken this week about how he dreamed of leading the team to silverware.Instead, Juventus turned Pochettino’s evening into a nightmare.Tottenham were in control early on and Harry Kane tricked two Juventus defenders with a muscular turn before feeding Son, whose low strike was repelled by Gianluigi Buffon.Despite a torrid opening, Juventus felt they should have had a penalty when Douglas Costa surged away from Jan Vertonghen.But when Vertonghen’s challenge sent the Juventus winger crashing to the turf, referee Szymon Marciniak controversially waved play on.Still seething over that decision, Juventus were ragged at the back when Son forced Buffon to palm out his header from Kieran Trippier’s cross.– Great escape –Winner: Paulo Dybala scores the second Juventus goal© IKIMAGES/AFP Ian KINGTONSon was fuming after being stamped on by Andrea Barzagli and, determined to exact retribution, he embarked on a powerful run that ended with a shot that flashed narrowly wide.He didn’t have to wait long for the ultimate revenge as Son put Tottenham ahead in the 39th minute.The South Korea forward has a knack of scoring at Wembley, but few will have been more fortuitous than his 14th goal at Tottenham’s temporary home.When Trippier whipped a low cross towards the far post, Son got his feet in a tangle and miscued his shot onto his standing left leg, with the deflection somehow lifting the ball over Buffon and into the net.Having got their reward for bossing the game, Tottenham were nearly punished when Miralem Pjanic smashed just wide before half-time.That escape foreshadowed the anguish to come for Tottenham.So poor in the first half, Juventus showed more far desire and drive after the interval.They nearly equalised when Argentine forward Dybala fired over after sloppy Tottenham defending gifted him a sight of goal.It was a warning Tottenham failed to heed and the visitors drew level in the 64th minute with their first effort on target.Stephan Lichtsteiner crossed to Sami Khedira and when he flicked towards Higuain, the Argentine striker perfectly timed his run past the statuesque Spurs defence and headed home with ease.For the first time all night, Tottenham were anxious and Juventus went for the kill three minutes later.Higuain’s pass dissected Tottenham’s poorly-executed offside trap and Dybala ran through to drill a cool finish past Hugh Lloris.Tottenham laid siege to the Juventus goal in the final stages, but the visitors defended heroically and rode their luck when Kane’s header hit a post before being scooped off the line by Barzagli.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000All looked well for Spurs when Heung-Min Son’s bobbling finish on 39 minutes put them ahead against their Serie A rivals.LONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 7 – Juventus staged a stunning fightback against Tottenham to reach the Champions League quarter-finals 4-3 on aggregate after Paulo Dybala sealed a dramatic 2-1 win in the last 16, second leg on Wednesday.Massimiliano Allegri’s side were on the brink of elimination after Son Heung-Min’s first-half strike put Tottenham ahead at Wembley.last_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ROAD CRASH

first_imgA MAN has been rushed to hospital in Letterkenny after a serious road crash.The incident happened around at 12.30am when a car left the Glen Road in Glenties.The vehicle hit and tree and ended up on its side in a nearby field. Glenties Fire Brigade crews attended the scene and assisted with the recovery of the driver.Ambulances from Killybegs and Glenties Gardai also attended the scene.The driver, who was is a foreign national, was transferred by ambulance to Letterkenny General Hospital in a serious condition.  BREAKING NEWS: MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ROAD CRASH was last modified: August 19th, 2014 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:ambulaceambulancedonegalFIRE BRIGADEGlentiesletterkennyroad crashlast_img read more

Half-time: Spurs 0 QPR 1

first_imgBobby Zamora’s goal gave QPR a deserved half-time lead at White Hart Lane after they had much the better of the opening period.R’s boss Mark Hughes had a major reshuffling job to do in defence before kick-off with Anton Ferdinand, Armand Traore, Fabio and recent signing Stephane Mbia all ruled out with injuries.And to make matters worse, Jose Bosingwa limped off in only the third minute after pulling up with what appeared to be a hamstring strain and was replaced by Kieron Dyer.But it did not stop Rangers from threatening repeatedly on the counter-attack, and Zamora was able to fire home Alejandro Faurlin’s through-ball to put them ahead.Adel Taraabt was also missing from the matchday squad after pulling up with a hamstring problem of his own in training on Friday.QPR (4-5-1): Cesar; Onuoha, Hill, Nelsen, Bosingwa (Dyer 3); Faurlin, Granero; Wright-Phillips, Hoilett, Park; ZamoraFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

The science behind plant health

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest At the BASF Grow Smart “Insight in Action” event in Findlay, Dr. Megan Andriankaja spoke about the science behind plant health. She shared more with Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo at the event.last_img