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TNT sticking with Rice

first_imgGrand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer has also made an import change by signing up Terik Bridgeman in place of Wendell McKines.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES All eyes will be on Glen Rice Jr. in tonight’s match—and all future TNT games. —Sherwin VardeleonANTIPOLO—Nash Racela, with genuine amazement, was asking why scribes were badgering him on whether or not Glen Rice Jr. is here to stay as TNT KaTropa import.With Michael Craig still watching from behind the bench in the last three games, the jury is still out on the son and namesake of the former NBA All-Star.ADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu “Let’s say that he’s day to day,” Racela said when someone asked who he will play against GlobalPort on Friday at Ynares Center here, where the elimination round of the PBA Governors’ Cup enters its second half. “Let’s just put it that way.”Rice has shown the ability to score, as witnessed Wednesday night when he dropped 31 on Blackwater that went with seven steals. But from among the imports of powerhouse teams, the former Washington Wizard in the NBA is built differently and plays unlike the others.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’And the fact that Craig is still here opens Racela up for that sort of questioning.“Slowly, he is getting a feel of the league,” Racela said of his import, who likes to play the perimeter more and is considered small compared to the others because of his lean frame. “He now understands the calls (of the referees) and the physical plays (on him). “He knows that the local players will be after him (being the import) and at least tonight, he was in control of himself emotionally,” Racela went on. “And as long as he continues to understand that, I think we will be OK.”The Texters will put a two-game winning streak on the line against Terrence Romeo and GlobalPort at 7 p.m. as sides need to string up wins in a hurry to get to the upper half of the standings. Berths in the top four carrying a distinct advantage in the first round of the playoffs.GlobalPort has that sort of bruiser for an import in Murphy Halloway, who churns out double-double numbers with impunity which could help the Batang Pier in their playoff drive.Right now, both the Texters and the Batang Pier are not there even as KIA Picanto and Blackwater slug it out in the 4:15 p.m. contest.In related developments, Blackwater and Barangay Ginebra came to terms on a trade that sent injured sophomore Art dela Cruz and Raymond Aguilar to the Gin Kings in exchange for Chris Ellis and Dave Marcelo.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal MOST READ Reyes wants expanded Gilas cadets pool View commentslast_img read more

Vast Police manpower behind President while ordinary citizens at mercy of criminals

first_imgDear Editor,A man was murdered on Saturday night sometime after 21:00h, on the bridge which leads to the Office of the Leader of the Opposition. I saw media reports which indicated that the victim ran to the security hut at the office and one can only imagine his last thoughts as he saw the unarmed, female Guyana Police Force special constabulary rank – who was probably without a radio set, cell phone or baton – also fleeing for her life as the murderer closed in on them both.Responsibility for the security of the constitutional office of the Leader of the Opposition rests with the State; it would appear that there is great laxity in the present arrangement. In stark contrast, while this murder was in progress, caretaker President Granger was on his way to Georgetown from Number 73 Village with his personal contingent of 62 armed policemen. This is in addition to the ranks deployed at every intersection on the East Coast Demerara public road – hundreds of policemen and women, fully armed and deployed in the service and protection of an individual who faces no known threat to his life.Editor, the weekend of October 11-13 saw an upsurge in robberies, murders, and piracy throughout Guyana. There were 10 murders in a three-day span. Region One was rocked by the brutal torture and gunning down of two brothers., Region Six saw four fishermen murdered by pirates. Region Four saw a 67-year-old grandmother strangled with a mosquito net and the aforementioned murder on Church Street. The petty crimes are too numerous to mention.As I type this letter, there are media reports of three persons being shot, with one being killed, during a robbery at one of the country’s top gold dealers.On Sunday an NGO staged a protest against the President at the SVN School in Cornelia Ida. They were met with aggressive Police response. Protesters gathered peacefully behind barriers erected by the GPF but were then subject to physical assault as the policemen and women were instructed to keep moving the barricades further away. Four protesters were dragged from behind barricades and detained; three of these were women who alleged that they were manhandled.Some Police ranks were upset too. It was raining and by 4:30 pm the ones who had to stay outside the venue were drenched. Police roadblocks started from Leonora to Hague. There was also a handful of ranks on the road from Stewartville past Pouderoyen.This week, a thirty-four member entourage of APNU/AFC candidates will descend on Region One. They will no doubt, be accompanied by a formidable Police Force contingent.Editor, I’ve outlined above how the vast resources of the State, particularly those tasked with “serving and protecting” our citizenry are being used selfishly to protect the ego of the caretaker President and his officials, albeit, from a non-existent threat. The GPF is also being used to suppress the right of citizens to peacefully express dissent. This is being done while the ordinary citizens of this country are at the mercy of rampaging criminals who are acting with relative impunity. The Guyana Police Force is already over-stretched and understaffed, therefore, this expanded mandate must be having serious effects on its crime-fighting ability.That Church Street robbery victim could’ve been alive today if a jeep load of those 62 ranks accompanying Granger were on patrol duties in Queenstown instead, who knows. Who knows how many other crimes could’ve been prevented if the large contingent of GPF ranks deployed at Cornelia Ida to shield Granger from embarrassment were instead on crime-fighting duties at various locations across the country.It is we the ordinary citizens who are suffering, but I’m sure Granger remains “unbothered”.Yours faithfully,Anson Paullast_img read more

Pregnant woman brutally chopped by neighbour

first_imgA Hague backdam, West Coast Demerara woman is nursing two chop wounds to her head and a fractured skull after she was attacked by a neighbour on Saturday night when she confronted him about a bicycle, which he stole from her.Injured: Vanessa Persaud in her hospital bedInjured is Vanessa Persaud, who is 38 weeks pregnant and a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).Speaking with Guyana Times on Monday, Persaud said that on Saturday night at about 19:30h she saw the young man and confronted him about a bicycle, which he stole from her. She said that during the confrontation she informed the young man that she would be calling the police. According to the injured woman, the suspect’s younger brother threw a cutlass to him and he attacked her.“He started to run behind me and just start chopping me like he mad. I tried to escape but I couldn’t. I’m 38 weeks pregnant. I fall down, all the blood started gushing down [my] face. I got two big chops in my head and my skull fracture,” the distraught woman said.She added that she was immediately rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital then transferred to the West Demerara Regional Hospital but due to the severity of her injuries, she was transferred to the GPHC.Persaud further said that she has lost a lot of blood and is in severe pain but is praying for a full recovery.She added that she was experiencing severe abdominal pains and requested that the doctor check on her baby, however, the nurses told her that she was not admitted for any issues relating to her pregnancy and they can only deal with the chop wounds.“I am in here since Saturday night and I keep asking them all the time to check to make sure my baby is okay but they ain’t checking. The nurses just keep saying they ain’t admit me for that, they admit me for chop wound and that’s all they looking at and I could go to maternity with my clinic to deal with that after,” the woman said.Persaud said that her assailant was taken into custody and will be placed before the court of law on Thursday. She added that the suspect is 18 while his younger brother 14.She said the teens are known in the area as petty thieves and are very abusive to their mother.“They never went to school. They just smoking and stealing and creating trouble in the neighbourhood,” Persaud said.last_img read more

Jury makes recommendations to RCMP following inquest

first_imgRempel also said the inquest was frustrating for the family, as they felt some of the evidence given was incorrect.They also suggest that not enough was done to try and communicate with George. RCMP tried unsuccessfully to have a German speaking officer speak with Mr. George at the scene, but the family feels strongly he would have responded better to a family member or friend.”I think, personally, it would really help to get a close family friend or family member in there to try and talk to him.”The RCMP ruled that option out, because of the risk George posed possessing a firearm.Rempel says Valeri George will be remembered as a good man, who loved his family above all else.Advertisement Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, Senior Media Relations Officer for the RCMP, says analysts will now look at the findings and recommendations of the jury and see their feasibility and how applicable they are.”Certainly we are committed to always reviewing our current policies and practices to always ensure the utmost and best delivery of our police services in our communities.”On the other hand, Valeri George’s family says the verdict does not provide them closure.Son-in-law Jacob Rempel Jr. says the family was promised financial support by local RCMP but they have not received anything. George left a widow and 11 children, who are now living off childcare benefits.Advertisement The inquest into the death of Valeri George finished today as the jury presented their verdict.The jury determined George’s death to be a homicide, caused by gunshot wounds of the chest.- Advertisement -The jury also presented their recommendations resulting from the inquest.First, they recommended investigating having an armoured vehicle with the North District RCMP. Several RCMP officers commented that having an armoured vehicle would have assisted them in this situation, as they could have gotten closer to Mr. George’s house to communicate with him. Currently, the nearest armoured vehicle is in Southern B.C.Some of their recommendations addressed the language difficulties experienced in dealing with Mr. George. They suggest that every local RCMP Detachment determine the predominant second languages in their area and have an officer fluent in that language, as well as creating a database of officers who speak languages other than English.In addition, they suggested to the British Columbia Ministry of Health that pamphlets regarding health services be made available at rural post offices and community centres, in the languages of the area. Many witnesses testified that months before his death, George appeared to be depressed and possibly suffering from mental illness.Advertisementcenter_img “I love my dad so much. Even the family, they miss him. This guy will never come back and the family wishes he’d be back.”last_img read more

Gagne set to face hitters in `B’ game

first_img“Right now, I feel like I’m ready for games but I’m going to stay with just baby steps,” Gagne said. “I don’t want to go too fast like I did the last two years.” TAMPA, Fla. – Yankees pitcher Carl Pavano rejoined the team, one day after missing a scheduled spring training start to address a personal matter. Pavano declined to talk about the situation, saying he would answer questions today before a game against Cleveland. VIERA, Fla. – Ryan Zimmerman was given a $400,000 salary for 2007 by the Washington Nationals after finishing second in NL Rookie of the Year voting last season. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Brian Roberts and the Baltimore Orioles are nearing an agreement on a two-year extension that would put the second baseman under contract through the 2009 season. Roberts is already signed this season for $4.2 million. The Orioles are seeking an extension because he would become eligible for free agency after 2008. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – New York Mets reliever Duaner Sanchez will be allowed to resume workouts at spring training camp today after apologizing for showing up late. Sanchez, sent home by the team Thursday, met Saturday with manager Willie Randolph and GM Omar Minaya for about 30 minutes. The 27-year-old right-hander was apologetic after the meeting and said he planned to meet with each of his teammates one on one to apologize. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img SURPRISE, Ariz. – Eric Gagne often throws in rapid-fire succession during bullpen sessions at spring training. Still, the Texas Rangers’ new closer isn’t rushing his comeback. Gagne, limited to 15 1/3 innings the past two seasons because of elbow and back operations, is scheduled to face hitters for the first time Monday in a “B” game on the road against Milwaukee. last_img read more

Icardi brace sees Inter Milan stun wasteful Roma

first_imgBut the hosts, playing under the watchful eye of new club director Francesco Totti, were stunned into silence in a thrilling second half.Inter followed Juventus — 4-2 comeback winners at Genoa thanks to a Paulo Dybala hat-trick — in making it back-to-back victories to start the season and also vindicated their new coach Luciano Spalletti.Spalletti brought his second spell in charge of Roma to an end last season, when the saga surrounding club legend Totti’s possible retirement weighed heavily on the coach’s shoulders.He moved to Inter determined to make a fresh start with an underperforming side, who finished seventh and out of Europe altogether.And in only two games, Spalletti has won over the Inter faithful. Saturday’s win, a week after a 3-0 San Siro triumph over Fiorentina, was Inter’s first at the Olimpico since 2008.Spalletti later told Mediaset Premium: “Roma played well, they were unlucky hitting the woodwork so often, but sometimes luck goes the way of the side which has the courage to do the running.“We, too, made mistakes but we kept digging away, we never stopped pouring forward and in the end we were repaid.”Yet, trailing 1-0 and having seen Roma’s Aleksandar Kolarov and Radja Nainggolan both hit the woodwork in the opening half, there was little to suggest Spalletti’s men would launch a successful comeback.Inter escaped trial by the VAR on 55 minutes when Milan Skriniar appeared to trip Diego Perotti at the by-line.Perotti was furious, later telling Premium Sport: “Of course we’re angry. Hitting the woodwork three times and then not getting a penalty? We have the VAR, a new technology, but to what use?”Juventus’ Argentinian forward Paulo Dybala celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match against Genoa August 26, 2017 © AFP / Marco BERTORELLORoma hit the woodwork for the third time on 65 minutes when Perotti’s drive bounced off the inside of the far top corner.Two minutes later, even Icardi appeared surprised to see Antonio Candreva’s smart threaded pass land at his feet. But the Argentine swivelled to send a low shot past Roma keeper Alisson.Roma spurned a great chance to restore their lead when new Inter defender Dalbert raced back to clear off the line after Stephan El Shaarawy’s lob had beaten Samir Handanovic.The home crowd was stunned into silence on 77 minutes when Icardi turned on the spot again to fire Ivan Perisic’s delivery into the near bottom corner.Icardi spurned the chance for his hat-trick when he held off Kostas Manolas to test Alisson, while at the other end a Nainggolan drive was blocked by Dalbert.But the visitors put the result beyond doubt three minutes from time, Perisic coasting past former Inter defender Juan Jesus deep on the left to deliver for Matias Vecino, who sneaked in behind Manolas to tap home.Earlier Saturday, Dybala’s treble rescued victory for Juve.With confidence still flying high after last season’s shock 3-1 home win over the champions, Genoa looked on their way to causing another upset after breaching Gianluigi Buffon’s goal twice in the opening minutes thanks to a Miralem Pjanic own goal and Andrej Galabinov’s penalty.But the defending champions refused to buckle, Dybala reducing the arrears on 14 minutes before equalising with a penalty on the stroke of half-time.Juan Cuadrado’s curling effort on the hour put Juve ahead before Dybala wrapped it up with his third in the second minute of added time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Inter Milan’s forward Mauro Icardi celebrates after scoring his 2nd goal during the Italian Serie A football match against Roma August 26 , 2017 © AFP / ALBERTO PIZZOLIMilan, Italy, Aug 26 – Mauro Icardi scored a second-half brace as Inter Milan rocked Roma 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday to send out an early-season statement of intent to their Serie A title rivals.An early opener from Edin Dzeko, Serie A’s top scorer last season with 29 goals, had a packed Olimpico jumping in anticipation of Roma starting their home campaign with a win.last_img read more

Man United send scouts to watch Benfica star Nicolas Gaitan ahead of January bid – reports

first_img1 Benfica star Nicolas Gaitan Manchester United are still harbouring hopes they can land Nicolas Gaitan from Benfica.The Red Devils made a number of attempts to lure the midfielder away from Portugal last summer but were unable to meet his £25million buyout clause.According to Record, United are preparing a fresh January bid having sent scouts to watch Benfica’s clash with Sporting Braga on Monday.The Portuguese giants are reluctant to sell one of their prize assets and are still trying to persuade the Argentine to sign a new contract.However, United are confident they will finally get their man next month with more formal negotiations between the two clubs due to take place this week.last_img read more


first_imgIn this slightly colder article on the Donegal great outdoors, hidden gem series we are going to visit the north face of Muckish Mountain on a very wintery day.Winter in Ireland is a very fleeting mistress with a sudden drop in the ambient air temperature and an even swifter rise in temperature, Winter conditions in the Irish mountains can come and go in a single day.It is when a period of extended cold weather hits the Emerald Isle, it is then that its mountains are transformed into a true winter wonderland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBrVLA_nSUMNorth Face of Muckish FilmAt the northern end of The Derryveagh Mountains in County Donegal lives a huge flat topped mountain called Muckish named from the Irish, Mucais or an Mhucais, meaning the pig’s back.The south face of the mountain holds the easiest and most popular route to it’s huge flat topped summit. With the north face of Muckish is a completely different beast as the entire face is dominated by a huge steep sided corrie.This corrie holds the remains of the ancient mining works used long ago to extract the high grade quartz sand from the mountain, the sand was then used to produce high quality glass.The old miners track into the corrie provides an excellent and easy summer navigation route into the corrie and up onto the summit of the mountain.When winter hits county Donegal this corrie is transformed into an outstanding winter mountaineering venue.The steep normally wet sides of the corrie freeze and are plastered with snow. With a few freeze/ thaw cycles this snow soon consolidates and is quickly transformed into superb neve.This neve provides outstanding underfoot conditions for winter walking into this magnificent corrie.The miners track is quite steep in places and a single walking axe and crampons are recommended as the track weaves it’s way up and through several amazing but steep gullies to the huge summit plateau.From the summit of Muckish Mountain the views are vast, uninterrupted and breathtaking as far as the eye can see towards the Slievetooey massif to the South. The Inishowen Peninsula to the North and the surrounding Derryveagh mountains. Muckish Mountain is living proof that you do not have to travel abroad for a truly great winter mountaineering experience.STUNNING PICTURE SPECIAL: IAIN MILLER’S GREAT DONEGAL OUTDOORS: WINTER ON MUCKISH MOUNTAIN was last modified: January 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalIain MillerMuckish Mountainpicture specialThe Great Outdoorswinterlast_img read more


first_imgSOCCER: Residents, players, managers and fans are gearing up for the 15th annual Arranmore Challenge Cup competition which kicks-off as always this June Bank Holiday Weekend.Regarded as one of the best 7’s tournaments in the country, Island spokesman Jerry Early has described the competition as ‘totally unique’.The tournament attracts top-class footballing talent from all over the country and the UK to the Island every June Bank Holiday Weekend. The mix of quality football, stunning surroundings, superb nightly entertainment and a steady flow of refreshing beverages means it is inevitable that the Arranmore Challenge Cup is regarded as the BEST weekend of football you’ll take part in all year.Teams have consistently returned to the Island for the competition which remains invitational only!This year promises to be another superb tournament as the standard of the competition continues to grow in stature.The tournament is simply addictive, once you play it in once you want to play in it every year and that’s exactly why teams travel from wide and far to participate in this incredible competition. The tournament is also a huge boost to the local economy on the Island and as Jerry says really kick-starts the summer on Arranmore.Jerry told Donegal Daily, “The tournament is ‘totally unique’ and the secret to its success is how well and professional the whole competition is run.“People want to come out to the Island and watch the football on show and the players love playing in it because it really is a special tournament.“The craic and camaraderie between the teams all weekend really is unbelievable, don’t get me wrong it’s competitive as hell but it’s an incredible tournament.“It’s addictive, once you play it in once you just want to keep coming back to it and thankfully that’s what everybody does. Early also said the boost the competition gives to the local economy is vital and says this weekend really kick-starts the summer on the Arranmore.Early also singled out the HUGE effort made by the organising committee for the tournament every year.“It’s a huge economic boost for all the businesses on the Island, that goes without saying and it really does kick-start the summer on Arranmore.“As I said it really is a special, special tournament that continues to get bigger and better every year. “The standard is through the roof and that has improved it hugely, while the craic off it remains as good as it ever was.“However, credit must go to the committee Hugh Rodgers, Conal Kavanagh, Sally Brady and Anne Gaughan for the incredible work they put in all year to make the Arranmore Challenge Cup the best 7’s tournament in Ireland.Now to the football itself, Damo’s Dream and Real Lypis are being backed strongly to both go all the way this year with Clannad Celtic, Gallagher’s Tunnelling and Midland Warriors also hotly fancied.Damo’s Dream will be hoping to have a good tournament after the disappointment of last year’s group exit.They’re coming with a multi-talented squad and will be confident of capturing the cup again.Star striker Davitt Walsh is back and there’s no doubting the quality of the former Finn Harps and Derry City player.Walsh is no stranger to scoring both on and off the park on Arranmore and he’ll be a key player for Damien O’Hara this weekend.Paul McVeigh was the standout player at last year’s tournament and fired Finn Harps to glory.With McVeigh and Walsh up front the Fanad duo are a formidable force and will cause all sorts of problems for defences.Nicknamed Maverick and Goose by teammates they’re both a handful off the park too and will no doubt show there fancy footwork in Smugglers.The popular Garda Sean O’Hara is a Damo’s Dream stalwart and he’ll ‘PATROL’ the back four as always, but he’ll be hoping to avoid the BOOK of referee Con McLaughlin as O’Hara is renowned for his rash tackles.He’ll be joined in defence by the affable Paul Rodgers who will be hoping to draw on the experiences he has had with a Brazilian recently to evoke a samba-style of play at centre-half for Damo’s Dream.Former Wolves midfielder Tommy Bonner and Paddy McLaughlin are the other big names playing for Damo’s, while Chris McGlynn returns to nets after filming for series eight of Geordie Shore ended last week.Real Lypis manager Bernie Lenty will be hoping to mastermind another success.Lenty was gutted when they relinquished the crown last year in the final losing narrowly on penalties to Finn Harps.Lypis have a strong squad and Lenty will be extremely confident of going all the way but knows they face one hell of a task getting out of the group stages.In truth almost every team entered can win the tournament and that’s what makes the competition so special.Who ever wins, one thing is for sure it’s going to be another incredible, unforgettable weekend where friendships are forged and memories are made that will last a lifetime.Let’s hope everybody stays safe and PLEASE, PLEASE let the sun shine.#JBH #Arranmorechallengecup2015JERRY EARLY – “ARRANMORE ISLAND 7’S COMPETITION IS TOTALLY UNIQUE” was last modified: May 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:newsSportlast_img read more

Exciting opportunities and fond memories

first_imgFor three Eureka High student athletes, the opportunity to take their playing careers to the next level isn’t just about the challenges that lie ahead.It’s also about the memories and experiences they’ll take with them.“I think what I’ll remember most is just how funny my teammates were,” softball standout Alyssa Jimenez said with a smile. “They were so incredibly hilarious in the worst of times.”On Friday Jimenez signed a letter of intent to play at Southwestern Oregon Community College …last_img read more