Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Only Ray Parks Jr. found his stride on offense the last time out with 23 points for Alab, which is hoping to squeeze better outings from World imports James Hughes and Sampson Carter. The 6-foot-9 Carter has yet to score in twin digits after debuting with 23 points in the 86-77 win over the Kaohsiung Truth last Jan. 8. But Alab can restore order to its campaign with a win over the Vietnamese club, which is coming off a 67-82 defeat to the Westsports Malaysia Dragons last Friday. It will be the first of four meetings between Alab and Heat this season. ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely 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 DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal For a coach getting his first big coaching break, Cuan is finding out the hard way how tough getting all his players locked in for the task at hand. But the former De La Salle guard gets another crack to put Alab Pilipinas back on track as the Filipinos host the Saigon Heat on Friday night in Paranaque City. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“I still have confidence in this team,” said Cuan, whose team beat Kaohsiung Truth, 93-87, the last time it played a home game in Olivarez Gym. “The next time we play we will be ready.”Alab absorbed its worst defeat of the season in Hong Kong after getting overwhelmed by the Long Lions, who shot the lights out from beyond the arc in the middle quarters. Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Crucial showdown up MOST READ Photo from ASEAN Basketball League Facebook/Onvisa ThewphaingarmMore than anyone else, Alab Pilipinas coach Mac Cuan was hard on himself as he watched his squad get humbled by the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions last Sunday. “I’ll take the blame on this one and prepare better the next game,” said Cuan, after Alab’s 80-93 away defeat in the Asean Basketball League.ADVERTISEMENT DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal
…to the ball game!Your Eyewitness is pretty excited his home team Amazon Warriors is opening up their season tonight at home!! With Exxon now their official sponsor, he’s reminded of the century-old classic American kid’s song that summarised the excitement of their “ball game” – and ours!! Your Eyewitness, of course, has paraphrased it appropriately for “local conditions”!!“Take me out to the ball game,Take me out with the crowd;Buy me some fried rice and fry chicken,I don’t care if I never get back home.Let me scream, scream, scream for the Warriors,If they don’t win, it’s a shame.‘Cause I’ll be bowlin’ and battin’ for my team,At the old ball game.”There’s nothing like cricket that defines us as a Caribbean people. And that’s why your Eyewitness thinks even though we just celebrated “Emancipation”, we’ve got to admit there are some things we don’t need to be emancipated from! Cricket being foremost among them!! Those who believe otherwise probably prompted the venerable Marxist cricket writer (and revolutionary theorist!!) CLR James to ask, “What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?”When your Eyewitness went out to the “ball game” as a kid, he saw people who looked like him, spoke like him and WERE like him, grab the game of cricket by the scruff of its neck from the Englishmen who’d invented it! They imbued it with a love of life – nay, a LUST for life – that hadn’t only SURVIVED the plantation horrors but had actually blossomed and bloomed!! He saw heroes like Garfield Sobers excelling in every aspect of the game – bowling, batting and fielding – even as he retained the West Indian swagger with his raised shirt collar!!He saw Rohan Kanhai inventing cricketing “shots” – such as the “falling on his behind hook” – that was nothing short of genius rivalling anything that Shakespeare had conjured up! He saw Hall and Griffith take “fast bowling” to its zenith, forcing the English who’d invented “bodyline bowling” to intimidate Bradman, now whining and whingeing at “pace like fire”!!But the crowning glory of West Indian cricket is the T-20 format – which adopted wholesale the way we’ve always played our “ball game”. Screaming crowds that let the players know their feelings; feasting and drinking in the stands; players vying to hit the ball out of the ground and bowlers intimidating the batters with every trick in the book – with force or guile!!And that’s why your Eyewitness will be downing tools early in the game to make sure he gets to Providence in time to fortify his “spirits” before the first ball is bowled!!Play ball, Warriors!! All the way this year!!…to remember sugar and cricketAmong the most fanatical cricketing fans in Guyana are those from the sugar belt. As CLR James pointed out, it was “bitter sugar” that inspired the West Indian to enter the cricket fields to “fight back” against their oppressors – and eventually to achieve dominance. Interestingly, after those sugar workers protested, the sugar planters created cricketing grounds in every sugar estate –probably to take their minds off the horrid conditions. But as an irony of history, it was from those sugar estates – particularly in Berbice – that some of Guyana’s greatest cricketers emerged – Kanhai, Butcher, Kallicharan, Solomon, etc, etc.It’s a bitter irony, however, that in firing over 5700 sugar workers in the last year, the Government has effectively denied those families – over 50,000 persons – from enjoying their beloved game in person. Choosing between food for their children and cricket – even a diehard cricketing fan from the sugar belt has to choose food!Sadly, their children’s cry to “take me out to the ballgame” goes unanswered.…to nepotismLess than a week after the President continued with his unilateralism to appoint an energy csar, the Agri Minister and Cabinet did the same for a new GuySuCo CEO.So who cares if this is a function of a sugar board??
At a media event at Congress to launch activities to mark the 60th Anniversary of the formation of the People’s National Congress (PNC), its General Secretary Mr Oscar Clarke, emphasised that Guyanese, particularly the youths should learn about the history of the party, and more importantly about the ideology of its Founder Leader, Forbes Burnham. He insisted, “Our present leader (Brigadier (rtd) David Granger) has taken that mantle and is carrying forward the ideas of Burnham today because they are so relevant to what is happening in this country, even now.” This might be the enunciation of “The Declaration of Sophia II”.In 1989, to save the bankrupted economy, the PNC Government of Desmond Hoyte accepted as part of the IMF “stabilisation” package, the neoliberal premise that the State must be a “night watchman” – that is, play a minimal role in the economy and other societal affairs. This was a complete refutation of the Burnhamite ideology which saw the state and its institutions – especially the Disciplines Forces – as playing the pivotal role in “modernising” all aspects of the nation’s life, not just the economy.If President Granger is going to reintroduce the “ideas” of Burnham in the present, then indeed, our youths need to know what is in store for them. The President, as the present leader of the PNC, is uniquely situated to perform the role described by his General Secretary. Within the broad sweep of the ‘decolonisation” imperative Burnham had embarked on, his assessment was that Guyanese society was not disciplined enough to accomplish the far reaching changes that were to be initiated and executed in all the institutions of the state and society. Oscar Clark referred to the collection of Burnham’s speeches, which was given the revealing title, “A Destiny to Mould”. If the Guyanese people were to be “moulded”, what exactly would form the “mould”?Burnham envisaged the military and military-patterned institutions as inculcating that “discipline” into the Guyanese people. Immediately on inheriting the state through the CIA-midwifed “electoral coup” of the PPP, Burnham dispatched some young Cadets – including the 19-year old David Granger – to army schools such as Mons in the UK. He then disbanded the ethnically balanced Special Services Unit (SSU) upon the return of these young officers, and launched the Guyana Defence Force, with a number of British officers to bring them up to speed.By 1970, however, Burnham revealed he did not want a hands-off “British-style”, professional army: the GDF was to the very tip of the vanguard spear that would re-orient the nation in the new path. Young David Granger was made head of the unit that would re-orient the army for its vanguard role. Young Elvin McDavid played the same role in another other key state institution – the Public Service. When the army by 1979 was being influenced by Walter Rodney, the British-trained officers of the GDF were shunted aside to allow a very junior, but ideologically trusted David Granger to become its Commandant.Now that the ideology of Burnham has been declared as once again guiding our national affairs, the superabundance of ex-military types and the programmes launched to resuscitate military organisations like the Peoples’ Militia and the Cadet Corps, since the PNC-led APNU/AFC government assumed office, now make sense. Just as in 1969, the intrusion by Venezuelan troops into our territory offered a rationale for massively expanding our militarised manpower, it is quite likely that the (fortuitous?) present meltdown of Venezuela might see a repetition of that policy.But Guyanese must be wary of history repeating itself if the government insists on using the army as a vehicle for “modernisation” once again. There is the danger of what was called “praetorianism”: the tendency of the military to intervene in political life in one of three forms: moderator, guardian, or ruler. In whatever form it takes, praetorianism undermines democracy and in a divided polity like Guyana will inevitably lead to authoritarian dictatorship.
The adverse effect climate change has been posing on the livelihood of the fisheries industry was among the concerns raised by Agriculture Minister Noel Holder during Fisher folk Day 2017 activities. This year’s event, held under the theme “Climate Change Adaptation to the Fisheries Sector”, was held at the Lusignan Community Centre Ground on the East Coast of Demerara.“Our oceans and aquatic ecosystems are key to regulating our world’s climate, as (they are) the largest natural carbon sink. However, the ocean is currently absorbing carbon at an alarming rate, and the result leads to its acidification, which in turn transforms the aquatic ecosystem,” Minister Holder said.A section of the gathering at the Fisherfolk Day activitiesThis, according to the Agriculture Minister, can have a negative impact on the industry. He echoed a called for all the players to work together in the best interest of the industry.By 2050, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates, the catch of main fish species would decline by some 40 per cent.“As a result, the fisheries sector can be impacted by a decline in the production and ecology of our fish stock, which will negatively affect production and yield,” the Minister stated.To address this, the Fisheries Department is currently looking to introduce a new line of fingerlings which can withstand the projected changes in local waters. Once successful, this will be a significant boost to the fishing industry.The Minister proposed a number of measures which can be implemented working in tandem with the local fishing industry. Among those are the establishment of marine and coastal protected areas through management and planning for the protection of breeding grounds for fish stock, and increased access for fishers to technical, financial and material resources to assist where necessary.“These are some of the initiatives we will be embarking on to ensure that not only is there more responsible fishing, but also a guarantee that marine resources will be accessible for a long time,” the Minister added.The issue of piracy was also addressed by the subject minister, who lauded the efforts of fisher folks in plying their trade despite the dangers which may exist. The Agriculture Minister, in underscoring the importance of the industry, said the efforts of fisher folks must be recognized, as they continue to make a meaningful contribution to the GDP.Guyana has recently signed on to the IUU, a global response to eliminating illegal fishing. This has seen a number of measures being taken by the Fisheries Department to ensure that illegal fishing becomes a thing of the past. The Agriculture Minister spoke of the Port State Measure Agreement (PSMA) to which Guyana recently signed on. This PSMA aims to prevent, deter, and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
0Shares0000Kenya Proffesional golfers Charan Thethy and Jacob Okello watch Yusuf Omari-Najib Balala-Peter Kanyago and Kirimi Kaberia putt at Karen Country Club. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 28 – The Kenya Open Golf Limited (KOGL) on Monday unveiled sponsors for the 2019 Kenya Open Golf Championship, as the event draws near, and preparations hit top gear.The Government of Kenya, through the Ministry of Tourism as well as the Ministry of Sports, Barclays Bank of Kenya, Kenya Breweries Limited and Hemingways Hotel were unveiled as some of the confirmed sponsors as conclusion on other sponsorships come to a close. While making the announcement, KOGL Chairman, Peter Kanyago, thanked the sponsors for their renewed support of the Kenya Open Golf Championship, noting that the change in sponsor categories was necessitated by the improved status of the tournament.“I note with gratitude that the journey towards the promotion of the tournament to the European Tour could not have been possible without the support accorded to us by our sponsors over the years. And for that, we remain truly grateful.”Tourism CS Najib Balala with Kenya Open Golf Limited Peter Kanyago display’s winners Trophy of the Open at Karen Country Club. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYASpeaking at the same event Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala expressed the Government’s belief in the potential that the Kenya Open has in growing Kenya’s Tourism.“I am delighted to announce that the Ministry of Tourism, through the Kenya Tourism Board, will be sponsoring this year’s Kenya Open Golf Championship. Through the sponsorship, we believe that the Kenya Open will prominently position Magical Kenya to the global audience through the TV broadcasting opportunities that comes with the new status,” he said.On his part, Principal Secretary at the Ministry of Sports and Heritage Amb. Kirimi Kaberia reiterated the Government’s commitment in supporting the growth of Golf in the country.“The Government remains committed towards the growth of the sport and last year’s announcement by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta on the intention to increase the Kenya Open prize money kitty from 1.1 Million Euros to 2.2 Million, was a clear indication of this commitment.”He added: “I am delighted to note that this year’s tournament will for the first time be played under the prestigious European Tour, after the increase in prize money. The promotion to the European tour is set to further strengthen the country’s position as a global sporting giant.”Tourism CS Najib Balala with Kenya Open Golf Limited chairman Peter Kanyago-Kirimi Kaberia Sports Ps and Barclays Bank Chief Finance Officer Omari Yusuf display’s Kenya Open winners Trophy at Karen Country. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYACommenting on Barclays Bank’s commitment to this year’s Kenya Open, Barclays Bank of Kenya Chief Finance Officer, Yusuf Omari, said:“Over the past 9 years, we have worked hand in hand with KOGL to grow the profile and stature of the Kenya Open and as we look back, we are proud to have played integral role in giving the tournament a global status, now part of the main European Tour.”While commenting on the tournament preparations, Kenya Open Tournament director Patrick Obath noted that the course at the Karen Country Club will be re-arranged to cater for both players and spectators.“The course at Karen is going to be played in a different way to allow more room for spectators movement as well as the seating infrastructure that is going to be set up. The current 13th hole will be the first tee. Players will then play the 14th through the 18th holes, then go back to the 10th, 11th and the 12th for the first nine. They will then cross over to the first tee and play it the normal way,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
1 Mile Jedinak in action for Crystal Palace Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock has revealed he is searching for a replacement to cover the absence of Asian Cup-bound star Mile Jedinak in January.The Eagles could lose their talismanic skipper for up to six matches whilst he is away on international duty with Australia and Warnock wants to bring in another midfielder during the transfer window.Jedinak, 30, who has netted five goals in his last eight matches, recently admitted his frustration at missing Palace’s run-in in the New Year.However, the south-east London side have already identified several players they could bring in to strengthen the squad, according to Warnock.“It would be nice to be able to bring somebody in on January 1st (when Jedinak leaves),” he said. “We are looking at targets but it’s not always easy. Teams that you want to get players from, want to replace the players they are selling.“Usually it always ends up as a scramble over the last few days however hard you try.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesTitan is one of two moons in the solar system known to possess a significant atmosphere similar to that of primordial Earth. But scientists have long puzzled over the source of its hazy atmosphere rich in nitrogen and methane. Scientists believe methane gas breaks up in Titan’s atmosphere and forms smog clouds that rain methane down to the surface. But the source of methane inside the moon, which releases the gas into the atmosphere, is still unknown, Lunine said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Scientists said Monday they have found the first widespread evidence of giant hydrocarbon lakes on the surface of Saturn’s planet-size moon Titan. The cluster of lakes was spotted near Titan’s frigid north pole during a weekend flyby by the international Cassini spacecraft, which flew within 590 miles of the moon. Researchers counted about a dozen lakes six to 62 miles wide. Some, which appeared as dark patches in radar images, were connected by channels, while others had tributaries flowing into them. Several were dried up, but the ones that contained liquid were most likely a mix of methane and ethane. “It was a real potpourri,” said Cassini scientist Jonathan Lunine of the University of Arizona.
Everton players celebrate with Gylfi Sigurdsson. Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi Manchester City stars celebrate 12 REVEALED Brighton striker Florin Andone celebrates a match-winning goal no dice Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 2. Liverpool – Real position = 2Games played – 32Real points = 79 | Expected points = 70.60 6. Arsenal – Real position = 4Games played – 31Real points = 63 | Expected points = 50.67 12 12 12 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 12 getty Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool beat Spurs 2-1 last weekend Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow 1. Manchester City – Real position = 1Games played – 32Real points = 80 | Expected points = 77.25 12 Fulham will spend next season in the Championship Expected goals (xG) is a statistic used to work out how many goals should be scored in a match.Every single shot is awarded an xG value based on the difficulty of the attempt, with factors including distance from goal, type of shot and number of defenders present affecting the value.The higher the xG of a particular shot, the more likely a goal should be scored from that shot.The xG value of every shot in a game is then used to calculate the expected goals in a particular match. 5. Manchester United – Real position = 6Games played – 32Real points = 61 | Expected points = 53.34 12 Getty 12 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Tottenham Hotspur players celebrate 20. Huddersfield – Real position = 20Games played – 32Real points = 14 | Expected points = 25.7819. Fulham – Real position = 19Games played – 33Real points = 17 | Expected points = 29.29 15. West Ham – Real position = 11Games played – 32Real points = 42 | Expected points = 35.2114. Southampton – Real position = 16Games played – 31Real points = 33 | Expected points = 35.2613. Burnley – Real position = 17Games played – 32Real points = 33 | Expected points = 35.76 Burnley star Chris Wood celebrates. 12. Bournemouth – Real position = 12Games played – 32Real points = 38 | Expected points = 41.4111. Watford – Real position = 8Games played – 32Real points = 46 | Expected points = 41.9710. Everton – Real position = 10Games played – 32Real points = 43 | Expected points = 42.25 REVEALED Here at talkSPORT.com we’re always keeping an eye on Understat.com to see how clubs are performing based on their xG stats.Find out how the stats believe the Premier League SHOULD be shaping up below… The Premier League season shows no signs of becoming predictable as we enter the final phase of the campaign.Manchester City have regained top spot with a win over Cardiff City, Tottenham have finally returned home and got back to winning way, but Wolverhampton Wanderers were able to pull off another top six shock as they beat Manchester United in midweek. Aaron Ramsey scored and captained Arsenal to a 2-0 win over Newcastle on Monday 18. Cardiff City – Real position = 18Games played – 32Real points = 28 | Expected points = 30.8817. Newcastle United – Real position = 14Games played – 32Real points = 35 | Expected points = 30.9016. Brighton & Hove Albion – Real position = 15Games played – 31Real points = 33 | Expected points = 31.00 Diogo Jota scored Wolves’ opener against Man United 12 It was a dreadful night for Man United and Solskjaer at the Molineux on Tuesday Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS tense 12 deals 4. Tottenham – Real position = 3Games played – 32Real points = 64 | Expected points = 53.35 9. Crystal Palace – Real position = 13Games played – 32Real points = 36 | Expected points = 44.268. Leicester – Real position = 9Games played – 32Real points = 44 | Expected points = 47.297. Wolverhampton Wanderers – Real position = 7Games played – 32Real points = 47 | Expected points = 49.84 shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won gameday cracker 12 Getty 12 What is expected goals? Fulham and Huddersfield might be relegated but everything is still to play for and it’s setting up for an intense finale.Most clubs have six matches to go after several games in hand were played this week and we’re still none the wiser about how the final standing will end.But how would the Premier League table look if it was based on results calculated by ‘Expected Goals’? 3. Chelsea – Real position = 5Games played – 32Real points = 63 | Expected points = 59.76 Will Manchester City be celebrating at the end of the season?
Two Salem High School students in Washington County died after their car hit a tree and caught fire on Tuesday morning.The pair were pronounced dead after the truck they were riding in crashed into a tree and caught fire. The two were pronounced dead at the scene by the Washington County Coroner’s office.According to Washington County Coroner Rondale Brishaber, names of the students could be released officially later this afternoon. He said he is working to obtain a 100% identification of the bodies.According to a media release, police were dispatched to a car on fire at 3:59 a.m. on July 1.Emergency crews found a 1995 Ford Ranger on State Road 160, about five miles outside of Salem.The Ford ran off the left side of the road and hit a tree causing it to catch fire.The crash is under investigation. Stay tuned to WSLM RADIO for more details on the funeral arrangements and more details regarding the cause of the crash.
Daniel O’Donnell moved an old man to tears when he sang the OAP’s favourite song – his first hit.The moving moment happened on the latest leg of Daniel & Majella’s B&B Road Trip when host Mary Corbett introduced the celebrity couple to her parents John and Bridget.She asked her dad to name his favourite song and when he replied My Donegal Shore, Daniel immediately sang a rendition of the tune which made him famous in 1985. An emotional John had tears in his eyes as he listened to the crooner in the Connemara Country Lodge in Clifden, Co Galway.Mary said: “I was not expecting that reaction from Daniel.“My daughter Stephanie was shocked to see dad with tears in his eyes. It was so moving.“To have him in my kitchen singing for my elderly parents – I will treasure that memory forever.” But big-hearted Daniel didn’t stop there, repeating his performance the next morning in the B&B known as “the home of the singing breakfast” where Mary and daughters Stephanie and Olivia serenade their guests.But this time it was Mary who had tears in her eyes.She added: “When you have a dream to sing with your icon and suddenly not only do you get the opportunity but he actually comes and stays in your house, it is very emotional.“It is a dream come true. I am just glad they enjoyed their stay and for me it is an experience of a lifetime.”Daniel and Majella will never forget it either. The entertainment Mary lined up for them for the hit RTE show was an obstacle course in a bog.Dressed in rubber suits, Daniel and Majella had so slide down into a muddy pool, wade through thick sludge before walking the plank with giant swinging bollards aimed at them.The playful pair thanked Mary by covering her in mud.Their second B&B saw them travel to Galway where they were guests of Maurice and Marion Martyn at the Sea Mist B&B. Daniel & Majella’s B&B Road Trip is on RTE One at 8.30pm on Tuesday.Daniel’s ‘Donegal Shore’ moves elderly fan to tears was last modified: March 25th, 2017 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:daniel o’donnellMy Donegal Shore