Pesky defense from Marcelino twins throws Salado off his game

first_imgMOST READ “I need my teammates to step up. I pass the ball to them but they have to finish. (Lervin) Flores, I think, has been inconsistent. I can’t do it on my own,” he said.Arellano seeks to snap out of its funk on Friday against St. Benilde. With Arellano’s defense focused heavily on CJ Perez, Salado shared that he didn’t expect the Marcelino twins, Jaycee and Jayvee, to make life hard for him in the 30 minutes he played on the court.“We stopped Perez in the first quarter, but what killed us are the Marcelinos. They weren’t part of our scouting report,” he said. “Wherever I went, they were there. I didn’t even know who was the one guarding me. They’re really good defenders.”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’With the Marcelino brothers taking turns shadowing him, Salado was limited to his lowest output of the season of 11 markers, seven rebounds, and four assists, an evident dip from his averages of 21.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.0 assists in the Chiefs’ first three games.The Cagayan de Oro native, though, challenged his teammates to pick up the slack as the Chiefs hope to end their roller coaster ride in the first four games of the season. 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 LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Beda racks up 3rd straight, clips Letran View comments Indian national gunned down in Camarines Surcenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Kent Salado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKent Salado admitted that Lyceum caught Arellano off guard when the two teams played on Tuesday.“We were surprised,” the speedy playmaker said in Filipino after the Chiefs fell to the Pirates, 99-65. “Lyceum isn’t that big, but they are really hustling hard and that led to us committing a lot of turnovers.”ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTubelast_img read more

GuySuCo spent $1M on meals

first_imgDear Editor,The GAWU, through a usually reliable source, has learnt that Uitvlugt Estate during 2018 expended well over a million dollars on meals provided to visitors to the estate. Those visitors, we understand, are mainly personnel from the corporation’s head office. It, therefore, would mean that over 1000 meals would have been prepared last year, assuming that a meal costs $1000. If that is the case, it would mean that the estate had about three visitors every day of the year. This is incredible and incredulous at the same time.If the information that has reached the Union’s hands is indeed accurate then it is cause for great concern regarding the administration of the industry’s finances. At this time, as the workers well know, the corporation has relied on the excuse of lack of finance to deny, over and over, justifiable requests for improvements in working conditions and benefits.GAWU, on several occasions, has expressed concern about the management of the industry’s finances. Previously, we pointed to the hefty sums going to what the corporation deems it’s Key Managerial Personnel. On this matter, we noted, from the most recent data available, that sums going to this group of the State-owned enterprise’s top-echelon almost doubled between 2015 and 2016. We know too that the industry invested $61 million into its seed paddy project at Wales but realised only $9 million in income, in other words, it realised a loss of $52 million. It also came to our attention that the corporation spent nearly $58 million on a feasibility study for aquaculture and not one fish was harvested. With such expenditure seemingly becoming a feature of the corporation, it was not surprising when we saw that the corporation’s head office cost rose from 9 per cent of total costs in 2017 to over 14 per cent of total costs at the end of September 2018.This sort of expenditure is coming at the same time that the corporation is telling the public that it needs investment in the fields and factories. Moreover, we see such expenditures taking place when the industry’s workers, whom the corporation describes as its most important assets, being denied a pay rise since 2015 and have had several important benefits suspended and ignored.To say that the Union is disheartened by the most recent revelation is to say the least. Undoubtedly, at this time, when workers are having a most difficult time to make ends meet it is upsetting that such disturbing news is coming to light.Yours faithfully,Seepaul NarineGeneral SecretaryGAWUlast_img read more

UP Appoints Committee to Write “Vetting Procedures” for Speaker Candidates

first_img– Advertisement – Rep-elect Richard Koon of UP The National Executive Committee of the ruling Unity Party (UP) has set-up a committee to write the “Vetting Regulations and Procedures” for Representatives-elect of the party who wish to be nominated for the House Speaker election.UP has appointed a five-man Committee with the task of producing appropriate “Vetting Rules, Regulations and Procedures” within four working days to enable the party to evaluate and streamline candidates for the Speaker’s race.Representative-elect Richard W. Koon of District #11 Montserrado County is one of the committee members. He told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview that the committee will on Thursday, November 23, submit the Vetting Regulations and Procedures to UP executive members.Other members of the committee are Representatives-elect J. Nagbe Sloh (Sinoe District #2), Thomas A. Goshua II, Grand Bassa County, and Hanson Kiazolu (Montserrado District #17).“Besides being a member of the UP committee to write the vetting procedures, I have been contacted by Deputy Speaker Hans Barchue, Representative-elect Cllr. Fonati Koffa and other candidates who have expressed the desire to become Speaker for the 54th Legislature,” Koon said.Among the 73 reelected incumbents and newly elected lawmakers, UP is second to the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) with 20 Representatives, while the CDC has 21. UP’s collaborating party, the People’s Unification Party, has six Representatives – totaling 26 for the party.The Daily Observer later gathered that besides the six names earlier announced for the post, two names have been added.  They are Deputy Speaker Hans Barchue (Independent); Ways, Means and Finance Chairman, Prince Moye (UP); and Cllr. Fonati Koffa (newly elected LP Representative).Others are former speaker Edwin M. Snowe (UP); former chairman of the House National Defense Committee, Dr. Bhofal Chambers (CDC); and the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Thomas Fallah (CDC).The additional names include Lawrence Morris (Independent) and Johnson Gwaikolo of the Victory for Change Party.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

AFC in high spirits for LGE

first_imgWith just over two weeks remaining before the 2018 Local Government Elections (LGE), the Alliance For Change (AFC) party is confident about the upcoming polls despite getting in the race late in the game.General Secretary Marlon Williams (third from left); along with Region Four District Chairman, Michael Leonard (right); Constituency 3 (East-Central) Bartica, Juretha Fernandes (left); and Central Mackenzie, Linden, representative, Devin SearsThe AFC, a minority party in the coalition Government, believes it will be successful at the November 12 Local Government polls, according to the party’s General Secretary Marlon Williams during a press conference at the AFC’s Kitty headquarters on Wednesday.“We, the Alliance For Change, feel confident that we will be successful in these Local Government [Elections] because what we have done is – to grab our slogan – we have selected ‘fit and proper’ people within those NDCs (Neighbourhood Democratic Councils) and constituencies,” Williams said.He went on to note that the core of the AFC remains its spirit to effect change and in achieving this going forward, it has turned to a young, fresh and vibrant slate of people.The AFC will be contesting 38 of the 80 Local Authority Areas (LAA).In fact, the party’s Region Four District Chairman, Michael Leonard, told the media conference that despite starting late in the LGE race, the AFC has managed to secure more 161 constituency candidates and is fielding more than 600 representatives in total.On the matter of constituency candidates, the AFC’s candidate for Constituency 3 (Central Mackenzie) in Linden, Devin Sears, echoed similar sentiments, saying that the AFC is a beckon of hope for the people of Linden.He further added that despite being a young party, the AFC is a force to be reckoned with.“Linden sits in the heart of Guyana, but everything seems to pass through Linden… The people are fed of the same cycle over and over. We’ve had one party that has never lost Linden and we’ve had one party that has governed the country but ignored Linden so I think it’s time Linden has a change now, we cannot wait. We need to start opening up our eyes to see our town/municipality is not owned by any party and the AFC is as strong as any other party contesting the Local Government Elections,” he posited.According to Sears, the high rate of unemployment is high among the list of issues that the party intends to tackle if it emerges successful at the November 12 polls.Meanwhile, his fellow party representative in Constituency 3 (East-Central) Bartica, Juretha Fernandes, outlined some of the key areas her party is focusing on going into this year’s Local Government polls, including transparency and accountability, youth empowerment and involvement and economic enhancement.“[Bartica] still can be considered a new municipality and there’s a lot of things that [are] going on there; that persons are questioning the accountability aspect of what has happened since the 2016 Local Government Elections to now. I can confidently say that as a member of the Alliance For Change, accountability is something we pride ourselves on. In everything that we do, we believe that the process must be transparent to every residents and no stones must be left unturned in doing so,” Fernandes, who is also the party’s Deputy Campaign Director, posited.After failed talks earlier this year with its coalition partner – A Partnership for National Unity – the AFC announced back in May that it was going to contest this year’s Local Government polls on its own.last_img read more

Police brothers arrested over alleged beating, torturing of teen with hot water

first_imgTwo constables of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) have been taken into custody for allegedly beating and burning a 17-year-old boy on Monday.Police Commissioner Leslie James called an emergency press conference on Tuesday, where details of the matter were brought to light.Police Commissioner Leslie JamesBased on reports, the incident occurred at about 11:30h. The teen was picked up in a private motorcar and taken to a residence at La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara. The house is occupied by the duo – who is said to be brothers and also sons of a senior police officer.On December 12, the said house was broken into, and the teen was allegedly listed as one of the perpetrators.“Two members of the Guyana Police Force allegedly caused some injuries to a 17-year-old male…He was picked up by these two ranks, who were allegedly with other persons, and taken to a dwelling in the Parfaite Harmonie area. I think the dwelling is their residence. The background to that is that their dwelling was broken into sometime prior and it was felt that the young man was a suspect,” James shared.Upon reaching the house, the two ranks – one of whom is stationed at the Tactical Services Unit and the other, at the Wales Police Station – proceeded to inflict injuries and even poured a hot liquid on the teenager. This substance is believed to be hot water.“The allegation is that the ranks proceeded to inflict injuries on him, that is, he was beaten and he was also burnt about his body by some liquid. I suspect it must’ve been water, hot water.”The Top Cop said these allegations were made via a report by the young man’s relatives, and an investigation was later launched to determine what transpired. Since then, both constables were taken into custody and the teen is said to be nursing his injuries at home.“The investigation is being led by a very senior police officer…According to the Divisional Commander who reported to me, the young man reported to his sister who then took the information to her mother and they all went to the Parfaite Harmonie Police Station where a report was made,” he informed.Just two days ago, it was announced that a police officer who was caught on video using his handcuffs to beat a man while trying to arrest him at the Meadow Bank Wharf, Georgetown, earlier this month, was relieved of his duties which involve dealing with the public.Commander of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) Sub-division A (Georgetown), Assistant Police Commissioner Edgar Thomas told Guyana Times on Sunday that investigations into the matter were currently ongoing and is being spearheaded by the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).However, in the interim, until the probe is concluded, the rank has been tasked with other duties which do not permit him to deal directly with the public.According to Commander Thomas, once the OPR makes its recommendation after its investigation, he will abide by it. As such, that policeman’s career depends solely on the findings of the OPR.Police ranks are issued various items to execute their duties; for instance, a baton is used to assist in subduing a suspect, the Commander noted, while a pair of handcuffs is used for another purpose.However, according to the Commander, when a police officer uses one of his tools for a purpose than the one originally intended, this will lead to questions about whether or not the rank had stepped out of line or breached the rights of the suspect.On December 5, a video went viral on social media (Facebook) with the police officer in question attempting to aid his colleague in arresting 32-year-old Quincy Little.Little was accused of stealing a snapper from another vendor and the police visited him two hours after the simple larceny report was made requesting that he accompany them to the Ruimveldt Police Station. (Rupa Seenaraine)last_img read more

Semifinals should pack a wallop

first_imgJunior forward Demar Derozan has had a breakout season, averaging 22 points a game and in the playoffs, he’s been phenomenal. In last Friday’s 75-68 win over La Mirada, Derozan scored 27 points, including nailing a 15-foot jumper with 42 seconds left that gave Compton a 69-65 lead. However, what makes the Tarbabes so tough to beat is the fact that Derozan has help in the form of 6-10 junior forward Edgar Garibay, who’s averaging 14 points and 10 rebounds. “Edgar had finally come into his own and he’s doing what he does best and that’s score and play defense,” Thomas said. “But with him, Demar and Taylor all playing in the same game, I think it’s going to be great for the fans. It’s going to be a battle of the superstars.” In the other semifinal, the Pioneers are hoping to continue their quest toward winning a second consecutive state title after winning it all in Division III last season. They’ve been nothing short of spectacular in the postseason, thanks to the talented trio of senior forward James Harden, junior guard Malik Story and sophomore power forward Renardo Sidney. Harden, who’s signed with Arizona State, was also named to the McDonald’s All-American team over the weekend while both Story’s and Sidney’s games have risen in their three playoff victories, including an 83-73 victory over Jordan in the quarterfinals. The Dons, however, are also playing great and nobody exemplifies that more than Illinois-bound guard Quinton Watkins, who had his third consecutive big game in the playoffs against Thousand Oaks on Friday night. Watkins scored a season-high 29 points as Dominguez never trailed in a 68-60 win. Matt Dewaal also played well in the victory, scoring 14 points to go along with 17 rebounds and six blocks. “Given their history of winning championships, I would think Dominguez is the favorite tonight,” Artesia coach Loren Grover said. “Watkins is a tremendous player and they can all really shoot the ball. I think in the second half of the season, they have really stepped up their game, especially on defense. “And their coach, Russell Otis, is really experienced in games like this and he’s going to make sure they’re ready for us. I think the game is going to be a dog fight.” Here’s a look at the other local playoff game tonight: DIVISION I-A Los Alamitos (25-4) vs. M.L. King (27-3) at Citrus Hills High, 7:30 p.m. The Griffins came within an eyelash of losing to Etiwanda in the quarterfinals, but they escaped with a 49-47 win when Xavier Mudd missed a wide-open 3-pointer at the buzzer. Still, Los Alamitos proved it could win a grind-it-out, defensive-minded game as well as an up-tempo one. After scoring 36 points in the second round, Cameron Jones was held to just seven against the Eagles, but expect that number to go up tonight. Senior forward Clint Amberry played one of his best games against Etiwanda, scoring 21 points and was the emotional leader on the floor. Ben Villa can be reached at ben.villa@presstelegram.com or (562) 499-1338. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! When the CIF realigned divisions this season, it wanted to make sure the best teams played each other in the playoffs and judging by tonight’s match-ups, it looks like it got its wish. The CIF Southern Section Division I-AA semifinals get underway tonight at 7:30 p.m. with two potentially great games locally. Compton’s game, however, is an especially big one for its first-year coach Tony Thomas, who felt his team should have earned at least a three or four seed after winning the Moore League title and beating the Dons twice this season. But a win tonight for the Tarbabes would validate them as one of the elite teams in Southern California. “We do have a chip on our shoulder and when the playoffs started, one of our goals was to make it to the final four and we’ve done that,” Thomas said. “Now we have to beat Mater Dei to reach the finals. If there is one thing that scares me about them, it’s their height. “They have a lot of tall guys at every position and we have to do a good job at rebounding the ball and eliminating their second chances. It should be a great game, though. There’s going to be a lot of Division I talent on the floor and a lot of scouts and coaches in the stands.” McDonald’s All-American Taylor King, who’s going to Duke next season, leads the Monarchs. The 6-foot-8 senior forward is averaging 25.9 points and 11.1 rebounds, but the Tarbabes have their fare share of big- time talent on their squad as well. center_img In one semifinal, top-seeded Mater Dei (28-3), which is ranked 13th in the nation by USA Today, will play fifth-seeded Compton (26-3) at Dominguez High. The other semifinal pits second-seeded Artesia (27-2), which is ranked 12th by USA Today, against third-seeded Dominguez (22-7) at Gahr High. last_img read more

Classic transfer: Man United sign Arsenal defender

first_img Viv Anderson signed for Man United from Arsenal in 1987 1 With Thomas Vermaelen reportedly set to swap Arsenal for Man United, talkSPORT recalls how Viv Anderson became the last defender to make the switch from the red half of North London to the red side of Manchester…Anderson departed Arsenal for Manchester United shortly after he’d helped the Gunners beat Liverpool in the 1987 League Cup final. Initially, he left a gaping hole in the Gunners’ right-back position, but his successors at Arsenal and United would go on to enjoy more glory in both red shirts.Anderson was notably Sir Alex Ferguson’s first signing as manager of Man United, as the legendary Scot began rebuilding his squad with the aim of winning the club’s first title since 1967. In Anderson he had a player who was used to success.The right-back was a two-time European Cup winner with Nottingham Forest in 1979 and 1980, and cost United £250,000 when he moved from Highbury. He boasted pace, power and was comfortable with the ball at his feet. It seemed like the Red Devils had stolen a prized possession from the Gunners’ grasp.Within 12 months, however, Lee Dixon had arrived at Arsenal and George Graham’s famous back four – also including Tony Adams, Steve Bould and Nigel Winterburn – was in place and set to collect trophies galore.Anderson, meanwhile, was tasked with delivering the same to Old Trafford.“There weren’t many better sights in the game than seeing Viv gliding forward from his right-back position,” his Forest manager Brian Clough said. Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson, a right-back during his playing days, claimed “it would have been nice to be as good as Anderson.”Nicknamed ‘Spider’ thanks to his lanky legs, Anderson was 31 and with hindsight probably past his best when he made the move, although he did spend three years at Old Trafford.Unfortunately for him, those years were largely a struggle for the club as Ferguson fought to turn things around amid trophyless seasons and mid-table finishes – a far cry from the glory that would follow over the next two decades.Anderson wasn’t selected for United’s 1990 FA Cup final triumph – their first silverware under Ferguson – and his days at Old Trafford were numbered when Ferguson signed Denis Irwin from Oldham later that year to play right-back.The first black player to selected for England’s senior side when he won his first cap in 1978, Anderson achieved more than most footballers could ever dream of, but his best days were in the red of Forest.last_img read more

MAJOR SURVEY REVEALS HOW LETTERKENNY RESIDENTS ADMIT NOT FEELING AS SAFE AS OTHERS

first_imgResidents in Letterkenny have admitted they don’t feel as safe or secure in their town as the rest of people across Ireland.The statistic was one of many thrown up by an in-depth survey carried out by Retail Excellence Ireland.Donegal’s largest town came 24th in the top 100 towns in Ireland. The town fared well in the survey and outperformed the national average by 14 per cent (80 per cent) in terms of its selection and standard of retail stores. Letterkenny is six per cent better presented and maintained than the national average.However, while the town was found to have 7% more competitively priced car parking than the average, citizens rated the town below the national average for car parking availability.The town’s streetscape, while rated marginally above the national average, is an area that could be improved upon, said judges.Westport won the overall winner’s award.   MAJOR SURVEY REVEALS HOW LETTERKENNY RESIDENTS ADMIT NOT FEELING AS SAFE AS OTHERS was last modified: October 14th, 2012 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) Tags:letterkennyRETAIL EXCELLENCE IRELANDlast_img read more

FOUND THEM! HEROES WHO RESCUED FAMILY FROM CRASH ARE SOLDIERS

first_imgFOUR men who rescued a family from an overturned car were Defence Forces soldiers returning home from Finner Camp, it has emerged.The reluctant heroes went to help the Faulkner family as they returned from a holiday in the county last weekend.Yesterday mum Laura asked Donegal Daily readers to help to find the mystery men who stopped at the side of the road near Ballybofey – to help Laura, her husband Neil and their three young children – aged 3 months, 18 months and 4 – escape. Thanks to you – our readers – Laura was able to contact two of the soldiers to thank them personally for what they did last Sunday.The family had been on holidays here and were travelling home having spent the night in the popular The Gap Lodge B&B in Barnesmore.Said Laura: “The men who came to help us rescued my world, because my children are my world.“They are real heroes as far as we are concerned. We were in a ditch, our car was upside down and the doors were locked. I want to thank them again from the bottom of my heart.”  FOUND THEM! HEROES WHO RESCUED FAMILY FROM CRASH ARE SOLDIERS was last modified: April 11th, 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:AntrimBallyclareBarnesmore GapdonegalFaulkner familyFinner CampLaura FaulknerrescuesoldiersThe Gaplast_img read more

Twitter Kills Off Tweetdeck – R.I.P. Third-Party Clients

first_imgThe Twitter client end times are nigh. Well, to be fair, they’ve been nigh for a while now – so I guess now the end times are here.In a blog post today, Twitter announced that it would formally discontinue support for TweetDeck’s trio of non-web apps, TweetDeck for iPhone, Android and AIR. The clients will be pulled from their app stores in early May, so you can expect considerable wonkiness thereafter.Twitter, The Control FreakThe death of the TweetDeck trifecta marks a formal end to the heyday of third-party Twitter clients. Last year, as Twitter began to tighten its guidelines, the company effectively wrestled developers into a choke-hold.Along the way, many great clients and apps folded, deeming it too risky to pour themselves into projects that could be felled by Twitter at a moment’s notice. The three clients that Twitter will no longer support are all powered by its old API v1, which the company already announced plans to retire.Power Users Left In The Cold What are we left with? Well, acccording to its blog, Twitter will rally around the “modern, web-based version of TweetDeck – namely TweetDeck for web and TweetDeck the Chrome app. TweetDeck’s native Mac and PC clients will also live on, though Twitter will focus its efforts on the other versions. None of these option are atrocious in their own right, but it’s slim pickings for power users these days. Many self-proclaimed power users remain loyal to the AIR version of TweetDeck, in spite of its quirks. The AIR-powered client retains the flavor of the original app, before Twitter began to splice TweetDeck’s DNA into a less feature-rich client meant for more casual users.Twitter Is A Platform, Not An AppTwitter’s plan to evolve beyond a platform and into a suite of apps has been building momentum for years. Twitter acquired TweetDeck back in 2011 and casual Twitter client Tweetie before that, in 2010.Still, the vestigial remains of half-abandoned clients are just as much of a mess than ever – and the fact that Twitter is keeping the TweetDeck branding isn’t helping. At its essence, Twitter is still more of a platform than it is an app. But as its development strangehold tightens, the ample customization of a thriving ecosystem will soon be the stuff of archived tweets.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… taylor hatmaker The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts center_img Tags:#social media#twitter A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more