San Miguel-ALAB PH, Thai 5 begin duel

first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident “All the elimination round stuff goes out of the window (in the finals),” said Alapag. “We will have to come out and continue to play the way we did in the semifinals against Hong Kong [Eastern]. As good as we played against Hong Kong, Mono was just as impressive in beating (Chong Son) Kung Fu.”Alab dethroned 2017 champion Eastern via a two game-sweep capped by a 79-72 win in Santa Rosa on Sunday, before Mono overcame Kung Fu, 83-80, to also win their best-of-three semifinal series.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 crownFor Alapag’s players, there will be plenty of motivation on top of winning the title.Puerto Rican import Renaldo Balkman will be looking to complete his redemption campaign in the finals, while Bobby Ray Parks Jr., whose late father Bobby Sr., coached San Miguel to a second-place finish in 2012, aims to get the job done this time. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Today in Belfast: Remember the Filipino Flash? ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View commentscenter_img Alapag: Elims games don’t matter anymore —ABL.COMThe elimination round sweep of Mono Vampire of Thailand counts for nothing as far as San Miguel Alab Pilipinas coach Jimmy Alapag as the Filipino club hosts Game 1 of the best-of-five Asean Basketball League (ABL) finals on Sunday night at Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna.Alab won both meetings with the Thai club, which meant it will also hold homecourt advantage in the Finals as Alab tries to become the third Filipino club to win the regional crown after the inaugural champions Philippine Patriots in 2010 and the San Miguel Beermen in 2013.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Balkman, whose lifetime ban from the PBA was lifted recently, starred in the semifinals against Hong Kong, joining forces with Justin Brownlee.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

Digicel, GTT wrap up Mash fitness camps

first_imgThe two major telecommunication companies in Guyana have each wrapped up their fitness camp which was aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles among Guyanese while getting them fit in time for today’s Mashramani celebrations.Digicel’s annual Mash Fit Campaign ended on Thursday at the Guyana Cricket Club Ground, and present at the event was the second place contestant in this year’s Soca Monarch competition, Melissa ‘Vanilla’ Roberts, who worked with the trainers to hype the participants.There were approximately 300 persons present at the fitness programme. The event commenced with a warm-up routine that was followed by some intenseSome of the participants practising their dance routinesdancing, and lastly by the team challenge.Digicel Marketing Manager Ramesh Rupchand explained that the aim of the programme was to encourage persons to engage in fitness exercises while preparing them for the much-anticipated Mashramani Day.“It’s basically to promote health and fitness through the Mash period,” he explained.For the last event, the team challenge, participants were placed into various groups. Prizes were awarded to members of the winning team, along with other persons.Meanwhile, the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) continued its Fitness Camp at the Everest Ground. The event, which has been ongoing for a number of weeks, aims at preparing persons for our Republic Day celebrations onSome of the participants engaging in a dance routineFebruary 23.This event also officially ended on Thursday, and there were a number of trainers present at the camp to engage the participants in energizing workouts. Some also featured dance routines to popular soca and dancehall tracks of today’s generation.Present at the event was the coordinator, who explained that this initiative was a good way of introducing different ways in which Guyanese can keep fit while being given a chance to experience an electrifying atmosphere. So far, there has been a substantial amount of persons attending the Fitness Camp, and the support has been tremendous.“I would say the response is great. People want something like this, and it’s great to have different people mingling together in one and getting experience on the different types of fitness,” he stated.When asked if the company would continue this venture in the future, the coordinator noted, “Once the response is like this, we’re going to continue. There is a need for it.”Customers also got a chance to win costumes for the company’s Mash band, titled “Amazon Gems”. Further, the previous winners can also uplift their bedazzling costumes at the Everest Ground.The coordinators are urging the Guyanese public to support this band, explaining, “We’ll be having the biggest and best Mash band on the road. There is no dispute about that.”GTT is collaborating with Pulse Entertainment this year, and will be featuring approximately 300 revellers in its Mash band. The participants are asked to collect their costumes early, and to be assembled on February 23 at 09:00h at their respective places.last_img read more

Cop, former athlete die in Linden Highway accident

first_img…1 hospitalisedA Police Corporal and a former athlete lost their lives tragically on Tuesday morning when the motor car in which they were travelling slammed into a lorry on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway.Dead are Theon Hope, 24, of Lamaha Park, Georgetown; a Police Corporal, who was stationed at Eve Leary and 25-year-old Quason Anthony, a former athlete of Lot 8366 Bent Street, Georgetown.According to reports, both men, along with two others including the driver of motor car PNN 1278, Rishawn Pierre, 23, of D’Urban Street, Lodge, were proceeding to Georgetown on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway at 07:30h when the accident occurred.Guyana Times understands that Pierre was speeding and while proceeding north in the vicinity of Loo Creek, he collided with the rear of motor lorry GWW 8443 with trailer TWW 8912 which was heading in the same direction carrying lumber. One of the logs reportedly went through the motor car.Public-spirited persons assisted to pull the men from the wrecked motor car, but by that time both Hope and Anthony had succumbed to their injuries.The third injured man, Jermaine Samuels, 20, of Lot 71 Haley Street, Wortmanville, who was in the right rear seat, reportedly received head injuries, and was in stable condition at the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC).However, Pierre was taken into Police custody, where he is said to be assisting ranks with the investigation.The wrecked motor car after the accidentWhen this publication visited the homes of the two dead men, their families were too distraught to speak.The father of Anthony’s fiancée was seen in tears while other relatives seemed to be at a loss for words. Anthony was a father of one.Relatives of Hope declined to comment as they were still trying to come to grips with the horrific news.last_img read more

GTT employee donates AC units to paediatric ward

first_imgChristmas 2019 would be no different for a young mother and daughter as their tradition every year is to spread Christmas cheer to indigent children and families in their community.Tiffany Greene hands over the AC units to Shivani RamdeholJust days before Christmas, GTT’s Tiffany Greene and her seven-year-old daughter donated two air-conditioninging (AC) units to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) Paediatric Ward as means to bring ease and comfort to patients.Greene explained that it was during GTT’s Social Activities Committee (SAC) annual Pinktober visit to the ward in October that she observed one section without AC units. It was then she had the nudge to invest in her 2019 Christmas giveback. “The heat was stifling and knew I had to do something to make these children and their parents more comfortable,” Tiffany said.“Children aged 28 days to 13 years would be kept in this unit with their parents during hospital stays for days or months; as a mother, I felt compelled to do more for these children,” she added.Receiving the units on behalf of the GPHC’s Paediatric Unit was Junior Supervisor, Shivani Ramdehol, who expressed gratitude for the donation while stating that she was happy Greene displayed “such kindness”.Ramdehol noted that the donation was even more impactful since the Unit had requested donations of an air conditioning unit from several businesses and organisations and did not receive any response.Greene, who is a Sales Representative in GTT’s Sales and Distribution Department and a member of the GTT’s Social Activities Committee, said that this is not the first time she has made donations during the Christmas season.“Every year, me and my daughter would distribute presents and this year was no different. We also distributed toys to the children at my church on Christmas morning before opening our own presents. This is what Christmas is about and I hope gestures like this encourage others to give back in whatever way they can,” Greene said.Commending the Sales Representative was GTT’s PR Manager, Jasmin Harris who said, “GTT is happy to have employees who are able to go above and beyond to touch lives, not only at GTT through the excellent work done, but also those who make positive impacts in their communities”.last_img read more

North Peace Secondary School sports teams ready for the new season

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Several of North Peace Secondary School’s sports teams are beginning their respective playing seasons.Seventeen members of the Senior Boy’s Soccer team are set to kick off their campaign in Prince George this weekend as they take on the Westside Warriors. Cole Hyland and Ed Wesenberg will be at the helm of the Senior Boy’s Volleyball team. After recently finalizing their roster, the team has been practising three days a week since the beginning of September.Meanwhile, both the Senior and Junior Girls Volleyball teams have already competed in a tournament, and are off to Whitecourt on Friday and Saturday for a pair of games.- Advertisement -Cross Country team members had their first practice on Monday at the NPSS Gym Foyer as they will be coached by Rachael Auras and Emily Robb.last_img read more

Province cuts deal with EnCana

first_imgThe B.C. Government and Calgary based EnCana Corporation have a new agreement aimed, at cutting the natural gas producer’s flaring at a formation near Fort Nelson.According to a Vancouver Sun report, EnCana estimates that by adjusting its drilling methods, it has reduced emissions at the site by 85 per cent.Rather than flaring it off into the atmosphere as greenhouse gas, it has been recovering and capturing the gas and then streaming it directly into a pipeline.- Advertisement -Now the B.C. Government’s Pacific Carbon Trust is purchasing 84,000 tonnes of carbon offsets from EnCana, in an agreement that also commits the trust to buy an additional 30,000 tonnes through next year.The trust doesn’t make public the per-tonne price it pays private sector companies, but those who agree to reduce carbon dioxide emissions earn carbon credits for the amount they curtail.In this province, the trust has a verification system for each tonne it buys, before it’s sold for 25 dollars to government ministries and agencies, with a carbon neutral mandate.Advertisement The trust estimates that it needs 800,000 to one million tonnes per year to meet B.C. public sector demand for offsets.last_img read more

GNBA takes legal action against errant broadcasters

first_imgAfter months of issuing threats, the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) has finally taken legal action against three broadcasters who failed to honour their financial obligations.Among the three broadcasters who were served plaints for legal proceedings, the GNBA said one has since decided to pay all outstanding licence fees.As a consequence of this act of compliance, the GNBA withdrew its lawsuit against this broadcaster.However, the two remaining broadcasters— Atlantic Cable Network Inc and Bartica Communications Network Inc— are ordered to appear before the court to answer proceedings on September 30, 2019.In a press statement issued on Friday, the GNBA reminded that it has been urging broadcasters to pay their broadcast licence fees for months.“The GNBA takes this opportunity to urge non-compliant broadcasters to bring themselves in conformity with the law and to honour their obligations,” the Broadcasting Authority stated.In May 2019, the GNBA had issued a warning to broadcasters who still refused to honour their financial obligations to the Authority.In its statement, the GNBA had said: “Those broadcasters who never had a broadcasting licence and are broadcasting; whose licences have expired and have not renewed their licences but are still broadcasting, and those who owe the Authority millions of dollars and are refusing or failing to pay, are the ones that will be brought before the court”.Subsequently, in June 2019, the Authority released a list of all broadcasters who were in full compliance – yet another step to coerce errant broadcasting entities to pay up.According to the GNBA, the legal cable broadcasters are: Premium Communications Inc, E-Networks Inc, Infinity Telecommunications Inc, Go-Tech Inc, Movie Star Inc, and Northwest Television Inc.The authorised radio broadcasters are: Freedom Radio Inc, Little Rock Radio Inc, Pinnacle Com Inc-Radio, Radio Guyana Inc, Hits & Jams Entertainment Inc, NTN-Radio Inc, I Radio Inc, CNS Radio Inc, Multi-Cultural Communications Inc, News-Talk Guyana Inc, JREM, Keystone Solutions Inc, and National Communications Network (NCN).Meanwhile, CNS Inc, Countryside Broadcasting Inc Ch 19, Community Broadcasting Network, Dave’s Television Ch 8 Inc, Little Rock Television Inc-TV, Pinnacle Com Inc-Television, STVS Ch 4/21 Inc, Television Guyana Inc, Washington Channel 2 Inc, MTV Inc, NTN Inc-Television, and National Communications Network (NCN) have been listed as legal television broadcasters.Apart from ensuring broadcasters are up to date when it comes to their financial obligations, the GNBA has been clamping down on broadcasters who broadcast unacceptable content.To this end, the GNBA has talked about institutionalising the concept of “Citizen Monitoring” and this goes in tandem with the development of a research department that will be tasked with surveying listenership as well as the quality of programmes and conducting content analysis.Currently, there is the Monitoring and Compliance Department which monitors the airwaves and when certain infractions are identified, those infractions are forwarded to the Special Investigative Committee for further examination.According to the Authority, if it is decided that a fundamental breach was committed against the Broadcasting Act, then that broadcaster is summoned for a preliminary interview, where an opportunity is given for the broadcaster to refute or acknowledge the charge brought against his/her station.Following that preliminary interview with the Special Investigative Committee, recommendations are made as to whether the broadcaster should be brought before the Hearing Committee or the Board.Earlier this year, Reporters Without Borders for Freedom of Information (RSF) said that journalists in Guyana still face hurdles in executing their duties and some of the present laws that the country has implemented can land a journalist in jail despite the Constitution guaranteeing free speech and the right to information.last_img read more

Matano makes AFC tick again, Ulinzi beats Nakumatt to go top

first_imgElsewhere, Ulinzi Stars moved top of the log after a 2-1 win over Nakumatt at the Ruaraka Complex. The other four matches, Sofapaka v Thika United, Kariobangi Sharks v Kakamega Homeboyz and Mathare United v Sony Sugar ended in identical 0-0 results.In Mombasa, AFC Leopards went into the match under pressure to get results and had a dig of confidence courtesy of their last result, a 2-0 win over National Super League side Nairobi Stima in the GOtv Shield.The game was tough, with Bandari equally proving their worth having picked massive results over Tusker FC and Gor Mahia in the league and cup respectively. It seemed to be a match destined for a share in spoils until Ingotsi popped up with the winner in additional time.In Nairobi, Omar Mbongi scored the winner in the 88th minute as Ulinzi Stars returned to winning ways with a 2-1 result over Nakumatt, the result hauling them to the top of the standings.Substitute Joshua Oyoo had cancelled out Samuel Onyango’s opener with barely his first touch of the ball, but Mbongi ensured the military side got the much needed three points.There wasn’t much of goal scoring chances in the first half with Onyango and KPL top scorer Stephen Waruru both having half chances that didn’t materialize. Nakumatt’s closest chance was a Robert Omunuk freekick from the left which sailed wide.Ulinzi Stars’ Stephen Waruru shields the ball against Nakumatt FC’s Kennedy Onyango in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Ruaraka Complex on July 15, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe game opened up in the second half with Ulinzi starting off with pace. They got the opener barely three minutes into the half, but much thanks to a howler from Nakumatt keeper Sammy Okinda.The former KCB and Gor Mahia shot stopper spilled the ball from a Daniel Waweru cross and Onyango who was lurking in the vicinity pounced and tapped it into the net.Nakumatt upped the ante in search of an equalizer after being roused from their sleep by the soldiers. In the 58th minute, Boniface Akenga broke away from Mbongi on the left and cut into the box, but Mohammed Hassan pulled a superb tackle to block his shot.Akenga paved way for Oyoo and just two minutes into the pitch, the forward drew his side level when he picked up a long ball dumped behind the Ulinzi defense, beat Jacktone Odhiambo with his first touch and buried the ball home with his second.Ten minutes later, Nakumatt almost got the second after a gift of possession from Geoffrey Kokoyo but Kepha Aswani shot straight to Ulinzi keeper Odhiambo who picked up with ease.Needing a win to keep his title hopes intact, Nyangweso made his first change bringing on Enosh Ochieng for goal scorer Onyango. Ulinzi increased the momentum upfront and they got the winner with two minutes of regular time left.Mbongi rose in to send a header straight into the roof of the net from a Waweru corner. Ulinzi had gotten the corner after keeper Okinda had produced a brilliant save to parry away a freekick from Waruru.Mathare United’s Reagan Okello takes on Sony Sugar’s Amos Asembeka in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Ruaraka Complex on July 15, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the late kick off, Mathare United’s relegation woes continued as they were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Sony Sugar. The Slum Boys had to finish the match with 10 men after keeper Levis Opiyo was red carded for a tackle on Yema Mwana outside the area.“As a goalkeeper I think he was left with no option at that time. There was really nothing better to do than that,” Kimanzi told Capital Sport after the match.Mwana had broken away on the counter after racing away from George ‘Wise’ Owino but after side stepping Opiyo, the custodian stretched his feet to clamp him down.It was a dull affair with not so much action infront of goal. Sony’s Laban Gambareko had perhaps the best chance of the game five minutes in when a miscommunication between Owino and Opiyo gifted him the ball, but he took too much time and his shot was blocked by a recovering Owino.In the eighth minute, Daniel Mwaura had a good chance for Mathare after cutting in from the right, but his shot was weak and Kevin Omondi had an easy pick in the Sony goal.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ulinzi Stars’ defender Omar Mbongi celebrates his late winner against Nakumatt FC as teammate Boniface Onyango looks on in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Ruaraka Complex on July 15, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 15- Robert Matano began his reign as the AFC Leopards head coach with a bang, guiding them to a 1-0 win over Bandari at the Mbaraki Complex in Mombasa, breaking an eight-match winless run in the Kenyan Premier League.Matano only took charge of the team on Monday this week and he showed his winning grit by getting the unit together to finally pick up a win and improve their positioning by a spot to 11th. Youngster Marcelus Ingotsi hit the all important goal in the 91st minute.last_img read more

UEFA and UN to stage ‘Match for Solidarity’ in April

first_img0Shares0000Two star-studded teams, managed by Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti and France coach Didier Deschamps, seen together in 2010, will take to the field at the Stade de Geneve in a charity match in partnership with the UN © AFP/File / IAN KINGTONPARIS, France, Dec 12 – UEFA and the United Nations will team up to stage a charity match in Geneva on April 21 next year, European football’s governing body said on Tuesday.Two star-studded teams, managed by Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti and France coach Didier Deschamps and captained by Luis Figo and Ronaldinho, will take to the field at the Stade de Geneve in a match whose proceeds UEFA says will help “finance international humanitarian and development projects”. “I am honoured to participate in this global event. As the most popular sport in the world, football is uniquely placed to bring people together and to be a force for good,” said Figo, who is currently a UEFA football advisor.“As players, it is great that we can give something back to society and help create a better world.”The coaches and captains will select their teams in the coming months. Former international referee Pierluigi Collina will officiate the contest.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more