Castro hopes young guns grow up quickly for 2023

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Monsour says unity key to overall title chase LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsoncenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jayson Castro. Photo from Fiba.comJayson Castro feels more rejuvenated with the infusion of the young bloods in Gilas Pilipinas’ evening practice session at Meralco Gym.“I feel younger,” Castro said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “It feels good because you can see it in their faces that they’re excited and they want to learn. It’s a good feeling for me as a veteran that I can give them advice about the international game that they can use in case they get called up.”Seeing the young guns buckle down to work, Castro was ecstatic for the future of the national team as he worked with guys like Robert Bolick, CJ Perez, Paul Desiderio, and Juan Gomez de Liaño in the session, giving them pointers on how a guard’s role in coach Chot Reyes’ system is played.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCastro said the young guards were lucky that they were already getting valuable lessons and exposure at their age.“Their advantage is they started this early. At their age, they’re already part of the pool. They still have the time to develop their skills and there are still lots of training camps and tournaments that they can join to fast- track their development. I just hope they grow quickly so they will be ready for 2023,” he said. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “I hope that we inspired them that they had a chance to train with us. In the future, we’ll be the ones watching them once they are the ones playing for the national team,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conelast_img read more

Lack of evidence results in driver being freed

first_imgHerstelling accident During a court hearing last week at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, a 25-year-old Herstelling, East Bank Demerara (EBD) resident walked away a free man after a charge of causing death by dangerous driving was dismissed.This decision was handed down by Magistrate Fabayo Azore after it was found that there was a lack of sufficient evidence in the case.Ryan Seecharran was accused of causing the death of a 48-year-old carpenter, who he allegedly struck down and killed on June 24, 2017, at Herstelling.The charge he faced alleged that on June 24, 2017, at Third Street, Herstelling, he drove motor vehicle PVV 4911 in a manner dangerous to the public thereby causing the death of Kalicharran Goordial.Seecharran was also charged for failing to stop his vehicle to render assistance to the injured man. It was further alleged that on the same day, while driving motor car PVV 4911 and having been involved in an accident, he failed to render assistance by taking the injured to a registered medical practitioner.Defence Attorney Glen Hanoman had secured bail for his client on his first appearance in the sum of $300,000.According to reports, the now dead man was lying on the roadway in a drunken state when Seecharran allegedly drove over him.The injured man was rushed to the Diamond hospital by public-spirited persons, but was pronounced dead on arrival.Seecharran had reportedly fled the scene after hitting the man. However, he was later arrested.last_img read more

Linden Passport Office yet to open

first_imgAlmost 1 year laterAlmost a year after completion, the newly constructed Linden Passport Office in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) is yet to be opened to serve members of the public. According to Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix, who paid a visit to the facility last Friday, the issues responsible for the delay from January to date were electrical power issues, which he noted have now been sorted out.Linden passport officeThe minister said the necessary equipment would now be installed, and the building put to use. He said among the issues were that some electrical outlets were wrongfully placed to accommodate equipment.When opened, the facility is expected to provide both passport and immigration services to residents across the Region.“The Passport Office is at a stage where we were held up; we’ve now overcome the power issues, which were incomplete. Now that the power issues are sorted out, we’re now installing the equipment necessary to have the biometrics taken when applications are received, because we want to have that done in Linden,” Minister Felix stated.He noted that, at this time, residents of Linden and other parts of Region 10, who have applied for their passports in Georgetown, will find the present system of delivery still in effect.Meanwhile, residents have voiced concerns as they anxiously await the commissioning of the facility in an effort to utilise its services.While Linden has been benefiting from passport renewal services conducted out of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) building at Mackenzie since August, 2016, this will be the first time the community will have such a building to cater for new applicants. Applicants who apply at the Georgetown office also benefit from uplifting same at this office. However, this move will see new applicants now having access to the service from within the community.The facility is also expected to process other documents, such as birth and death certificates.last_img read more

Ramkarran criticises SARA’s seizure of Enmore NDC computers

first_img– says SARA must “deploy its vast powers wisely”Commenting on the recent passage of the controversial State Assets Recovery Bill 2017, Former Speaker of the National Assembly and long-standing legal professional, Ralph Ramkarran, has said the Bill is a valuable additions to the AML/CFT Act in the battle against corruption, and the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) has the potential to become successful if it gets support from the public, and if it utilises its enormous powers prudently.Referring to the incident wherein officials of the SARU and the E-Government Project Execution Unit seized 15 computers from the Enmore/Hope Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC), Ramkarran said: “To obtain this (support from the public), it (SARA) must deploy its vast powers wisely, and not overreach by pouncing with a carload of officers to seize a dozen second-hand unserviceable computers in Opposition strongholds, like third-rate policemen going after seasoned bandits.”Ramkarran made these observations in his weekly blog, ‘Conversation Tree.’According to the Ministry of Public Telecommunications, it had become aware of a plot by the NDC to sell the computers, which were donated to the NDC by the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF); but the NDC has said there was no such plot, and nothing clandestine or unlawful was intended. According to the NDC, the computers are outdated and most of them were malfunctioning. As a result, a decision was taken by the NDC that these computers should be sold, if possible, and replaced by the NDC with a new batch, so that the community can continue to benefit from their use.Former Speaker of the National Assembly, Ralph RamkarranConcerns have also been raised by the Guyana Human Rights Association about the appointment of the director and deputy director of SARA being ring-fenced from “partisan politics, but Ramkarran has stressed that SARA “needs to transform itself from an agency given to highly-charged verbal confrontations with politicians to a professionally led and managed agency.”Now that the Bill has been passed in Parliament, the new mandate for SARA will be to recover unlawfully acquired state assets from public officers past and present through civil proceedings, in consonance with the United Nations Convention against Corruption.SARA’s function will also include investigating whether state property was obtained through unlawful conduct involving a public official or any other person, and the tracing and identifying of property wherever situated, suspected to be state property obtained from unlawful conduct involving a public official or any other person.Director of SARA, Professor Clive ThomasThe bill is a civil recovery and civil remedy bill, which means it is non-conviction based. However, the bill makes provisions for the director of the SARA to initiate criminal proceedings if, or when, the need arises.There are also provisions in the bill for the establishment of a State Assets Recovery Fund, which will see SARA utilising 25 percent while the remaining 75 percent will go into the Consolidated Fund.The Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has expressed concerns about this legislation setting the stage for the creation of a parallel justice system. The PPP has said the Bill would create an environment that encourages the violation of individuals’ constitutional rights and undermine the rule of law, since it has conferred on a sole individual – the Director of SARA – who currently is Professor Clive Thomas, powers that are ten times greater than those of the Guyana Police Force (GPF)According to the Opposition, the Bill would create a series of new offences, the SARA Director has been vested with unparalleled powers to investigate the newly-created offences, and persons could be rid of their properties without ever being charged with a crime.The PPP and other groups plan to file legal proceedings to disallow the setting up of this agency.last_img read more

Freezing rain expected to continue in both North and South Peace

first_imgAn area of freezing rain moved into the Alberta elbow overnight. Patchy freezing rain willl continue in the Grande Prairie, Peace River, Hinton and Whitecourt regions before continuing southeastward and weakening. The freezing rain will taper off from the west this morning.A second wave of freezing rain will develop once again in the Peace Country this afternoon. This band of freezing rain will likely be heavier and will track southeastward toward southern Alberta. The freezing rain will taper off from northwest to southeast this evening.At this time it appears the city of Edmonton will escape significant freezing rain. However, depending on the intensity and duration of the freezing rain throughout the next 24 hours, this warning may be extended to include the city and adjacent regions.Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.Freezing Rain Warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.Advertisement For current road conditions in British Columbia, click here.  If you have any updates to share about road conditions in our area, email or pull over and text 250-800-2360.  All school buses in the North and South Peace have been cancelled because of the poor road conditions.  Schools will remain open today.Below are both warnings from Environment Canada.3:52 AM PST Friday 13 February 2015Freezing rain warning in effect for:B.C. North Peace RiverB.C. South Peace River- Advertisement -Freezing rain is expected or occurring.Arctic air has begun filtering into the region from the north. A Pacific front is expected to spread patchy freezing rain to the area beginning later this morning. The freezing rain should become more widespread this afternoon as a second wave of moisture moves through. Locations at higher elevations will likely be spared from the freezing rain and see either showers or wet flurries.Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.Advertisement Freezing Rain Warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to or tweet with the hashtag #BCStorm.4:11 AM MST Friday 13 February 2015Freezing rain warning in effect for:Co. of Grande Prairie near Beaverlodge Hythe and DemmittCo. of Grande Prairie near Grande Prairie and WembleyCo. of Grande Prairie near Sexsmith and La GlaceM.D. of Greenview near DeBoltM.D. of Greenview near Little SmokyM.D. of Greenview near O’Brien Prov. Park and Big Mtn CreekM.D. of Greenview near Sturgeon LakeM.D. of Greenview near Valleyview and New Fish CreekM.D. of Greenview near Wapiti and Shuttler Flats Rec. AreaFreezing rain is expected or occurring.Advertisementcenter_img Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-239-0484 or send an email to or tweet reports to #ABStorm.last_img read more

USC offense remains a work in progress

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The USC-California game featured the conference’s two-best teams, not to mention two best stories with the Trojans’ success and wide receiver DeSean Jackson’s mouth captivating the nation. Instead, Oregon and Arizona State turned out to be the Pac-10’s pivotal game. And if you’re looking for a culprit, from USC’s vantage point, it might be the Trojans’ wide receivers. USC’s offense remains a work in progress after nine games. Sure, you can try to pin the blame on quarterback injuries, but the Trojans consistently seem incapable of rolling up big numbers unless they face an inferior opponent (hello Notre Dame!). Even quarterback John David Booty’s much-anticipated return disappointed because of spotty receivers and high passes. “We took a step back in the overall catching of the ball,” USC coach Pete Carroll said Sunday night. “You have to hit stuff. We missed a lot of balls that we hit all week long in practice.” Carroll counted four dropped passes against Oregon State but it did not matter with the defense completely shutting down the Beavers. After nine games, it’ s apparent USC’s preseason hype depended on an offense that could sometimes match the defense. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Booty’s return disappoints because of shaky receivers and high passes. By Scott Wolf Staff Writer This was supposed to be the week the Pacific-10 Conference decided who would represent it for a chance at the BCS national championship game. People assumed Booty could put up big numbers like last year, when he threw for 406 yards against Oregon State and 391 against Michigan. But they forgot who Booty would throw to. USC no longer offers a Steve Smith or Dwayne Jarrett to frustrate a secondary. And even now, it’s hard to zero in on one receiver as the main threat besides tight end Fred Davis. Is it Patrick Turner? Vidal Hazelton? USC has always enjoyed a strong receiving corps the previous five seasons, but this year’s group has been noticeably different. “I feel we’re still the best team in the country, but the games we’ve lost were because of turnovers,” Hazelton said. That view might be shared by Carroll, but he also said he was perplexed some of Booty’s passes were high, although maybe he forgot the Washington game, which occurred before he broke his finger. “We were high with a couple balls,” he said. “Hopefully, we knocked the rust off.” Ironically, the receivers said they thought Booty’s accuracy was just fine. Turner said he did not notice any difference, and Hazelton echoed him. “I couldn’t tell. He seemed accurate to me,” Hazelton said. Technically, the Trojans (7-2, 4-2) remain in contention for the Rose Bowl, but the luster’s largely off their season while Cal (6-3, 3-3) went into full meltdown last month with three straight losses. Even usually cautious USC coach Pete Carroll could not talk up the Bears on Sunday night. “I’m surprised they are where they are now,” Carroll said. “They had some great players returning. It’s just the conference (parity). That’s the first time I can remember them losing three games in a row since I’ve been around.” The Bears also seem to have the Trojans’ respect. “Every game with them is physical, it doesn’t really matter what the score is,” linebacker Brian Cushing said. Notes: Offensive tackle Sam Baker (hamstring) worked out Sunday but remains doubtful for this week. Trainers told Carroll not to play tailback Stafon Johnson at the end of the game, but it was merely a preventive measure to avoid aggravating his sprained foot. … Fullback Alfred Rowe suffered a high-ankle sprain. Carroll did not know if cornerback Vincent Joseph would play this week. That’s because Joseph was suspended by athletic director Mike Garrett accumulating too many negative points by missing class and tutoring sessions.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgWell what a week it has been in Paradise,we celebrated our 125th anniversary on Tuesday,we beat the might of Barca on Wednesday and Jim McGuinness joins the club on Friday.More than 40 members of T.T.C.S.C. travelled over on Wednesday to witness an unbelievable performance from the Bhoys,to say we had a good time would be an under statement.We have a few tickets available for the visit of Spartak on December 5th,an overnight is also available at 140stg.For info on this or any game contact our Ticket/transport logistics coordinator Stephen @ 0876256107or 0868275143. Reminder that club membership is still open and must be paid before travelling before any game.New members always welcome.All at TTCSC would like to wish club stalwart Bartley McGlynn a speedy recovery.Next meeting is 29th November in McKelveys Bar at 9pm sharp.  THE HOOPS: TWIN TOWNS CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWS was last modified: November 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:THE HOOPS: TWIN TOWNS CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWSlast_img read more


first_imgHarvey’s Point Hotel in Donegal has won the Overall Customer Service Award at the National Hospitality Awards, which were presented during the National Hospitality Conference organised by Hospitality Ireland magazine.Hotels from all over the country were assessed for the quality of their customer service and Harvey’s Point was declared the winner.“We are particularly delighted to win this award,” said hotelier Deirdre McGlone. “Our efforts have been rewarded through several awards, but principally through the feedback from our guests who return to our hotel again and again.”DELIGHT AS HARVEY’S POINT WINS TOP AWARD was last modified: November 5th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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 read more


first_imgJOE & FIONA WILL BE AT THE MATCH ON SUNDAY (thanks to Ciaran for the pic)THE MAN who was a mascot for the 1992 All-Ireland winning team said ‘I do’ on Friday – to his girlfriend from Co Mayo.Joe O’Donnell from Mountcharles was just eight when he led the Donegal team onto the Croke Park pitch.Yesterday the Westport-based sales manager married Fiona O’Toole at a chapel in the Sligo village of Grange. Friends and family from both counties were among 25o guests as the couple posed for pictures waving their county flags.And they even swapped flags at one stage – showing the rivalry for this final is very friendly indeed.On Sunday the couple will take their seats at Croke Park for the match – though this time Joe will be in the stands with his new bride.Jimmy’s Winning Matches was played at the reception at a Sligo hotel last night. Said Joe: “We had a great day and the craic around the match was very special. One of us is going to be very happy on Sunday evening, but sure whoever that is won’t mind by the time we get on honeymoon to America on Tuesday.”New wife Fiona, from the island of Inishturk, added: “The wedding ceremony was lovely and it was great to see the flags. May the best team now win on Sunday.”The after party is in Westport  tonight – followed by the after after party in Dublin tomorrow. MATCH OF THE DAY! DONEGAL MASCOT JOE WEDS HIS BEAUTIFUL MAYO BRIDE was last modified: September 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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 read more

Kings notes: Murray sticks with goalie plan

first_img Garon’s starts have come against Dallas, Minnesota and Detroit, three teams that entered Monday with a combined record of 12-5-1 this season, while LaBarbera has beaten Phoenix, Edmonton and Columbus – all at home – teams with a combined record of 5-12-1, in an odd bit of reverse symmetry. “I would definitely say Mathieu has had the tougher of the schedules so far,” Murray said. “We think that both have played pretty well. Mathieu definitely had some challenges in Dallas (in the season opener).” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week This week should provide some answers. If form holds, Garon will get games against Colorado and Calgary (on Sunday) while LaBarbera will get his chance against Dallas on Thursday. Injury report: Luc Robitaille, who missed Sunday’s game with a sore groin, did not skate Monday and is questionable, at best, for Wednesday’s game. But there’s also Thursday’s game, and Murray said Robitaille would not make the trip unless it was certain he could play one of the games. “He’s a quick healer, so we’ll see if he can skate (today),” Murray said. The news was better for Jeff Cowan (groin), who didn’t skate Monday but remains on track to return for Sunday’s game, barring any setbacks this week. “He feels considerably better,” Murray said of Cowan, who has missed the last four games. Given no reason to scrap his alternating-goaltender system, Kings coach Andy Murray will go back to Mathieu Garon on Wednesday, and Murray hopes it’s a while still before he has to make a choice. The raw numbers make it seem as though they’re a disparity. Each goalie has played three games; Garon has a 1-2 record and has allowed nine goals and has a .878 save percentage. while Jason LaBarbera is 3-0 has allowed four goals to go with a .945 save percentage. But it’s not that simple. center_img There remains no firm timetable on Valeri Bure (back), who has been out since Sept. 29. Little big man: Michael Cammalleri, who was a healthy scratch for two of the Kings’ first three games, has returned strong, with one goal and three assists in his last four games. Cammalleri no longer is in danger of being pulled from the lineup, but scoring isn’t the only thing the Kings want from Cammalleri, who had 46 goals in 79 games last season in the American Hockey League. Murray said Cammalleri needs to be strong on the puck and relying more on aggressiveness than finesse. It seems the message might be getting through. “We’ve told Mike how he has to play,” Murray said of the 5-foot-9 Cammalleri. “I look at the good small players in this league, and they all have a physical edge to them. “Doug Gilmour was a small man but he played big. If you’re going to be a small player in this league, you can’t play small, and Mike has played big in the last four games.” Rich Hammond, (818) 713-3611 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more