Sans top scorer Viernes, Che’Lu stays upbeat ahead of D-League Finals

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “We’re forced to change our game plan,” he said.Viernes was signed by Che’Lu-San Sebastian for the playoffs and was a big reason for the team’s run to the finals. He averaged 18.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 2.0 steals in 29 minutes to play in three games.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 crownHowever, his reunion with Tiu was cut short after the Batang Pier activated him for the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Viernes went scoreless in 11 minutes in his GlobalPort debut on Sunday, where the Batang Pier fell to TNT, 114-128. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cavs win at Indiana in Game 4 to even series 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Tiu, though, remains positive with his team’s chances with Michael Calisaan, Samboy de Leon, and Cedrick Ablaza expected to pick up the slack in the absence of Viernes.“I’m still optimistic. Our determination to win will cary us through,” he said.Game 1 of the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Finals between Che’Lu-San Sebastian and Zark’s Burger-Lyceum is on Tuesday, 4 p.m., at Pasig Sports Center.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netChe’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian will miss one of its key cogs ahead of the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Finals after Jeff Viernes was called up by GlobalPort.Revellers coach Stevenson Tiu said that his side has been scampering in trying to find ways to soften the blow after losing the team’s top scorer.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img

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January 18, 2020 | by

Police’s inaction leads to vigilantism

first_imgDear Editor,Let me first take the stance that I cannot prove a case against the police for the simple reason that I am not allowed by law to conduct an investigation. The discussion herein reposed are of a meritorious allegation. The allegation I am highlighting was sent to my Facebook on Monday, April 15, by a friend to subsume my reaction.  What are my reactions to the alleged robbery under arms et al of the Vilvoordeen, Essequibo Coast businessman?Firstly, the Police Commander of G Division should be given an award for sticking to the rule book and using the word “alleged”. I say this because I doubt the businessman would beat himself and traumatise his wife and sons for motive, such things are really uncommon in Guyanese society.Next, I recall seeing a video from the Commissioner of Police expanding on the aid of the general public for allowing police to access private CCTV cameras to help in the crime situation. One of the secondary motives behind this call by the Commissioner is for the crime-fighting unit to embrace technology. Now the big question for application to the case at discussion is: Why did the police not act in the tracking of the stolen phone? My apologies to the Commander of G Division for discontinuing to use the word “alleged”.So the police may not have a boat to sail behind the perpetrators that the businessman tracked to Hogg Island. Why not hire a local speed boat? Even wiser, why did the police not make contact with their counterparts on Hogg Island? This case is definitely asking too many questions than the police will be comfortable answering.The question of men with high-powered rifles, even if not for the reason of bringing the men to justice, the police’s inaction has resulted in dangerous weapons staying on the streets of Guyana. For this alone, I believe the police should be incarcerated. One brave individual should conduct a citizen’s arrest on the entire response unit of the Police Force in Region Two.Yes, I pray the Commissioner of Police is reading this, for he must understand that police’s inaction leads to vigilantism. Not only against criminals but also members of the Police Force. All for a cry for justice.My reasoning is that the businessman should take the Guyana Police Force to court for their inaction in hopes of substantial financial compensation. If only I was an attorney, I would not hesitate to do this case for free. This is also a call to the Guyana Bar Association. Someone please reach out to the businessman for all of Guyana’s sake.Sincerely,Daniel Arthurlast_img

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January 17, 2020 | by

CLC opens oil and gas training

first_imgThe Critchlow Labour College on Thursday morning commenced its inaugural training sessions on oil and gas in its brand new wing on Wolford Avenue, Georgetown.Citing the importance of the two-day training in the of oil and gas field, Principal of the institution, Ivor English, welcomed the 23 participants, who were drawn from Regions Three, Four, Five, Six and Ten.English said the training comes at a special time in the College’s history, since the institution is in its 50th year.“After several months of discussions and negotiations, we are finally able to sign a memorandum of understanding so thParticipants of the inaugural oil and gas trainingat this programme can be put into operation.So the end product is the establishment of a centre for oil and gas technical and vocational training,” the Principal explained.He added that persons attending courses in this field would be certified with an internationally recognized certificate issued by the Energy Institute.The Principal told Guyana Times that the training is being funded by the College as well as by Kaizen Environmental Services, Apollo Global Vision, and the Energy Institute of Trinidad & Tobago.He expressed hope that other businesses would come on board to sponsor the students, since that would mean giving back to the country. The Principal noted that about $140,000 are being expended on each of the students in the programme.Over the two-day training, participants will be schooled in 12 different areas, some of which include the history of oil and gas and oil refining, gas processing, and downstream industries. Facilitating the sessions will(From right) Principal of Critchlow Labour College, Ivor Engish; Chairman of the Energy Institute, Kevin Durham; and Secretary on the Board of Governance, Lincoln Lewisbe Kevin Durham, Chairmanof the Trinidad institution.The Principal charged the participants to be attentive as they engage in the educative sessions, which seek to provide them with the necessary skills in the natural resource field.While reflecting on the establishment of the college, English said its primary objectives are to create opportunities to improve the quality of the labour force through training and education, as well as to give ordinary Guyanese an opportunity to pursue further education at a tertiary level.He said although these objectives have been successfully achieved over the years, the College recognises a “compelling need” to offer programmes that are more relevant to the developmental needs of the people, hence the launch of this new training.Lincoln Lewis, Secretary on the Board of Governance, said the recent discoveries have prompted discussions and have undoubtedly planted curiosity in the minds of the Guyanese men and women, and so the Critchlow Labour College is delighted to be offering training on this vivid subject.last_img

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January 12, 2020 | by

Duo freed of unlicenced firearm charge

first_imgJason Augustine and Mark Bobb-SempleTwo men, who were charged for possession of an illegal firearm, were freed of the offence on Thursday by Principle Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Twenty-year-old Jason Augustine and 24-year-old Mark Bobb-Semple had pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on October 12, 2018, at Croal Street, Georgetown, they had in their possession one black and silver .9mm pistol without being holders of a firearm licence.At the conclusion of the trial, the Magistrate ruled that sufficient evidence was presented to the court by the prosecution and as such, dismissed the matter.It was reported that on the day in question, Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) ranks, acting on information, intercepted motorcar PNN 5156, which at the time was driven by Bobb-Semple with Augustine in the passenger seat.A search was conducted and the weapon was found in the backseat of the car. Both men were out on bail pending the hearing and determination of the trial.last_img

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January 12, 2020 | by

3rd Sexual Offences Court opens in Essequibo

first_imgThe Social Protection Ministry in collaboration with the British High Commission of Guyana and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) on Monday commissioned the third Sexual Offences Court, this time in Essequibo, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).Social Protection Minister Amna Ally cuts the ribbon to commission the facility with Deputy British High Commissioner to Guyana, Ray Davidson and UNICEF Country Representative Sylvie Fouet [DPI image]The structure was built in Suddie at the tune of $17.4 million, with funding from the British High Commission and UNICEF. The two other Sexual Offences Courts are located in Georgetown, Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and Berbice High Court, Esplanade Road, New Amsterdam, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).The Department of Public Information (DPI) reported that under the leadership of Chancellor of the Judiciary (ag), Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards, victims or survivors of sexual violence in the “Cinderella” county have been given a haven to testify without fear of secondary trauma.Inside of the new courtroom (DPI image)According to Justice Cummings-Edwards, the justice system was virtually failing victims of sexual violence, who were before exposed to a hostile system.“What you are about to see here in the Sexual Offences Court and the special measures room, will tell you that we have come a long way in ensuring that victims are able to give their evidence in such a comfortable and dignified way to ensure that justice is done,” she told the gathering of judges, lawyers and prosecutors.Meanwhile, Social Protection Minister Amna Ally lauded the project as Guyana has managed to establish three specialised courts within the three counties to address sexual offences.She said the scourge of sexual violence in Guyana and the need for robust interventions for specialised infrastructural requirements in courts for victims of sexual violence were things that could no longer be overlooked by the judicial system.“The idea of a specialised court is to reestablish trust in the system, to show that the system can adapt, and victims can rely on trained individuals who understand the particulars of sexual violence… We must be able to tell victims ‘you are heard’, and it’s our job to adapt the system to their complex reality, rather than they being forced to adapt to the system itself,” Ally posited.Deputy British High Commissioner to Guyana, Ray Davidson said institutions such as the Sexual Offences Court will make a difference.The specialised court has a main courtroom that will house the defence counsel, prosecutors and jurors. It has a closed-circuit system linked up to the special measures room that will allow victims to give evidence without having to face the perpetrators.last_img

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January 12, 2020 | by

Top commander predicts violence will worsen in Iraq

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON — The top military commander in Iraq, Gen. David H. Petraeus, warned Thursday that an American troop pullback this fall would lead to an escalation in sectarian killings and worsening violence. “My sense is that there would be an increase in sectarian violence, a resumption of sectarian violence, were the presence of our forces and Iraqi forces at that time to be reduced,” Petraeus said at a Pentagon news conference. His comments, which echoed what he is said to have told lawmakers in private meetings on Wednesday, came just hours before the Senate approved a plan calling for beginning troop reductions in October at the latest, a measure that President George W. Bush has pledged to veto. The House passed the plan on Wednesday. The administration has put forward Petraeus, a principal architect of the new military approach it has adopted, at the peak of the clash between Congress and the president over Iraq, in part because he is highly regarded by many in Congress. Although Petraeus did not address the political debate over a withdrawal deadline in his briefing or in a later interview, it was clear that he was making a case for more time to put into full effect the new security plan for Iraq, making use of the additional troops that have been flowing in since he took command in January. In his comments Thursday, as well as in private briefings to lawmakers a day earlier, according to one lawmaker who was involved, he talked about numerous obstacles to stabilizing the country, including evidence of new assistance going to al-Qaida of Mesopotamia from outside Iraq and what he called “exceedingly unhelpful activities” by Iranian-backed Shiite militants. American forces, he said, found evidence of this in a 22-page document on a computer seized during a raid last month that outlined details of a Jan. 20 attack on the provincial headquarters in Karbala in which five American soldiers were abducted and killed. Though some Democrats in Congress have insisted in recent days that Iraq had grown so unstable that an American pullback would not dramatically worsen the situation, Petraeus disagreed. “It can get much, much worse,” he said. “Right now it’s a good bit better, but again I am not trying in any way, shape or form to indicate that this is a satisfactory situation whatsoever.”last_img

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January 11, 2020 | by

Allardyce admits he’s NOT heading to Euro 2016 as he plots Sunderland transfers

first_imgSunderland boss Sam Allardyce has revealed he will not be in France to scout at Euro 2016, despite plotting summer transfers.The Black Cats, once again, avoided relegation to the Championship as they languished near the bottom of the table for the majority of the campaign.And while manager Allardyce has admitted he is attempting to strengthen his squad, he also told the Weekend Sports Breakfast he won’t be in France to look at possible targets in the flesh.“I’ll be watching [Euro 2016] on the TV,” he said. “I’m not actually going out there. I’m busy trying to improve the [Sunderland] squad.“The end of the season was a great relief for us all at Sunderland. My job now is to strengthen the squad as much as possible to make sure we’re not fighting relegation again.”last_img

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December 29, 2019 | by

Furutani wins most votes in 55th Assembly race

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“It’s a real advantage to be able to run again and get a second chance,” Furutani said after his victory speech Tuesday night. “I hope the voters realize I’m gonna bring some experience and understanding to the position.”Furutani spoke in Lakewood before a large labor crowd, which included Maria Elena Durazo, the secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.“We worked very hard for Warren Furutani,” said Omah Kirby, a Los Angeles janitor with Service Employees International Union Local 1877, who walked precincts as part of an independent expenditure campaign.“We put in a lot.”Furutani accepted congratulations by phone from Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, and numerous Assembly members were on hand at his victory party at the union hall for Laborers and Plasterers Local 507. This time, experience won.Warren Furutani, who lost his bid for the 55th Assembly seat last year, won on his second try Tuesday as he defeated newcomer Mike Gipson, a Carson councilman.Furutani, a Los Angeles community college district trustee, captured 49.2 percent of the vote to Gipson’s 38.4 percentTurnout was low in the Carson-to-Long Beach district. Furutani said he is interested in seeking a post in the Assembly leadership, but first he will have to formally win the seat in a Feb. 5 general election against two minor-party candidates. Had he collected more than 50 percent of the vote, Furutani would have won the seat outright and been sworn in as soon as the election tally was declared official.Trailing Furutani and Gipson in the voting were Libertarian Herb Peters with 5.8 percent, American Independent Charlotte Gibson with 3.9 percent and Democrat Mervin Evans with 2.7 percent. No Republican candidates were on the ballot.The primary campaign pitted Furutani’s experience against Gipson’s fresh face, as both sought to serve out the term of Laura Richardson, who was elected to Congress last summer. Richardson beat Furutani for the Assembly seat last year, and backed Gipson in his campaign.The two candidates unloaded thousands of negative mailers on each other in the final days. Gipson sent out a mailer depicting Furutani in a Stetson hat, and accusing him of supporting the interests of tobacco companies.Furutani sent out a mailer with Gipson’s picture on the side of a nuclear power reactor, in an effort to link him to energy companies that had contributed to his campaign.“Basically they’re trying to define me, and I’m defining him,” Furutani said. “You gotta put a shot across their bow, too.”In the days leading up to the vote, independent expenditure groups poured money into Gipson’s campaign, funding mailers, door hangers, phone banks and a get-out-the-vote effort.Alliance for California’s Tomorrow – a group whose donors include various corporate interests – spent $235,000 trying to elect Gipson, more than Gipson raised in direct contributions. About $115,000 of that was spent in the last week of the race.Minorities in Law Enforcement also spent $13,800 supporting Gipson’s campaign.Furutani was the beneficiary of $251,000 in independent spending, most of it from the Service Employees International Union. Equality California, group that advocates for gay marriage, also sent out a mailer supporting Furutani.The state Democratic Party also contributed about $61,000 directly to Furutani’s campaign, expanding Furutani’s wide fundraising advantage.Furutani had the support of most of the area’s lawmakers, while Gipson drew on his support from Richardson and the Legislative Black Caucus.But Gipson suffered a blow when the chair of the caucus, Mervyn Dymally, endorsed Furutani. Dymally was introduced Tuesday night to the theme from “The Godfather.”“This victory is historic, it put an end to race politics,” Dymally said. “I’m a happy man.”ELECTION RESULTS 229 of 229 precinctsVotesPct. Warren Furutani (Dem)8,62049.2% Mike Gipson (Dem)6,72738.4% Herb Peters (Lib)1,0075.8% Charlotte Gibson (AI)6763.9% Mervin Evans (Dem)4772.7% 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! read more

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December 29, 2019 | by

DEAL CLOSE! Swansea set for £11.5m signing of Las Palmas pass-master Roque Mesa

first_imgRoque Mesa’s transfer to Swansea is on the verge of completion, according to Las Palmas sporting director Toni Cruz.Swansea are expected to tie up the £11.5million signing of the highly-rated Spanish midfielder in the next 24 hours or so.“There is already agreement for the transfer of Roque to Swansea City and tomorrow (it) can be made official,” said Cruz, speaking at a press conference to unveil new Las Palmas coach Manolo Marquez.Las Palmas star Mesa is known to Swansea boss Paul Clement following the former Real Madrid assistant coach’s time at the Bernabeu working alongside Carlo Ancelotti.The 28-year-old’s pass-completion rate of 91.4 per cent was ranked as the fourth highest in LaLiga last season. 1 Roque Mesa is set to join Swansea last_img

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December 27, 2019 | by

GLENSWILLY GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe lotto numbers for this week were 6,7,9,21 and the match 3 winner was Hugh Canning. Next weeks jackpot is €1,700. Sellers this week are Charley Bonner and Charley McGrenra . There will be a poker classic in Wilkins Bar on the 13th of March @ 6pm in aid of the club, format is €20 to enter and €10 top up. The dinner dance will be held on Saturday 5 March in the Lagoon Termon.  The club is now lifting membership from anyone who wishes to re new their membership this year, please contact a club officer and new members are welcome. There is going to be dancing organised for Monday nights at 8.15pm to 10pm. It is an enjoyable exercise and something different so all people are welcome members or not, price is €5 per night. The club encourage all club coaches/mentors and any 1 who helps out at underage to attend the Ulster Council Coaching Workshops so that we are all up to speed with the latest info.  You will get more details on http://ulster.gaa.ie/We should b aiming  to get our all our club coaches to these workshops. GLENSWILLY GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 1st, 2011 by StephenShare 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)last_img

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December 27, 2019 | by