St. Benilde halts four-game slump, drops also-ran EAC in OT

first_imgView comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Generals fell to their sixth straight loss to further go down the standings at 6-11.The Scores:ST. BENILDE 94 – Leutcheu 24, Dixon 19, Naboa 13, Domingo 10, San Juan 7, Suarez 6, Castro 4, Johnson 4, Sta. Maria 3, Belgica 2, Young 1, Velasco 1, Bunyi 0, Pili 0.EAC 84 – Bautista 17, Munsayac 16, Onwubere 15, Garcia 14, Bugarin 8, Diego 7, I. Mendoza 2, J. Mendoza 2, Tampoc 2, Pascua 1, Corilla 0, Neri 0.Quarters: 14-10, 30-36, 55-55, 78-78, 94-84. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Senegalese big man Clement Leutcheu topped St. Benilde with 24 points and 14 rebounds, while Edward Dixon got 19 markers, 11 boards, and three assists.Rookie Unique Naboa added 13 points, five rebounds, and five dimes, while JJ Domingo got five of his 10 markers in the extra period, on top of seven assists and five boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We never really thought of ourselves that we’re out and we don’t want to play,” said coach TY Tang.“As athletes, every single game, we need to keep on improving and add to our repertoire. It’s about improving ourselves individually and playing together because after this season, it’s still going to be a team next year. It’s important that they continue growing together, and jelling as a team.” For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Salado likely out of the season with MCL tear Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set The Generals looked like they were well on their way to another victory after holding a 73-68 edge in the final 2:14. But the Blazers made a late run, capped off by a steal by Naboa on Francis Munsayac before coasting for a layup to push his side up, 74-73, with 1:25 left.Naboa extended the lead to three, 78-75, in the last 23.6 seconds, but Sidney Onwubere was quick to respond with a running three with 19.2 seconds left to tie the game at 78. Dino San Juan muffed a potential game-winning three to end regulation.But it was all St. Benilde in the overtime period, staging a 14-3 run to establish the 92-81 lead in the last 1:23 to take the air out of EAC.Juju Bautista led the Generals with a double-double of 17 points, 14 rebounds, and four assists, while Munsayac had 16 markers, four dimes, and three boards.Onwubere got 15 points, 15 rebounds, and three assists against eight turnovers in his penultimate game for EAC.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFighting for pride, St. Benilde trumped Emilio Aguinaldo College in overtime, 94-84, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Blazers halted their four-game losing streak to move up to 4-13, with a game against Letran on Tuesday left in their schedule.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

City Hall workers to strike today

first_img…over non-payment of NIS, PAYE, Credit Union dues…although Municipality deducts $280M from wagesCity Hall may find itself in hot water today if workers decide to follow the advice of the Guyana Labour Union (GLU) and go on strike until monies are remitted to the Credit Union, the Guyana Revenue Authority and the National Insurance Scheme.City HallAt Monday’s statutory meeting, the City’s Welfare Officer, Wesley Adams, informed Councillors that the administration met with the Labour Department; the General Secretary of the GLU, Carvil Duncan; the Deputy Town Clerk and other staff representatives on February 5, 2018, where it was decided that the municipality would be given two weeks to begin addressing the issues.“This morning (Monday) a member of staff brought a notice to my attention in which Mr Duncan sent out this notice informing members of staff because of the failure of the (City Hall’s) administration to address the issues there will be a withdrawal of the workers’ service tomorrow (today) and they are required to meet at the Union Hall,” he related.Adams noted that many of the issues that were being brought to fore were being addressed.“The administration met with NIS as it relates to deduction and remittance and also the Credit Union. However, this afternoon (Monday), I met with some members of staff and I told them clearly, while it is their prerogative to go on strike because the administration is trying its utmost best, I think they should think clearly before they go on strike,” Adams added.The Council was also informed that although monies are being deducted from the workers’ wages and salaries for NIS, Union dues and PAYE, those monies are not remitted to the agencies.According to the City Treasurer, Ron McAlmont, the municipality owes the Credit Union over $26 million; NIS $127.4 million; and the GRA, $132 million. He explained that on Friday last, the Council would have made payments of $10.3 million and $10.4 million to the NIS and Credit Union respectively.Meanwhile, Town Clerk Royston King explained that the current financial status of City Hall should be taken into account when looking at the overall picture. He, however, noted that steps are already being put in place to address the issue in a timely fashion.With all of that being said, some Councillors were at a loss as to how monies could be deducted and not paid over to the entities. Councillor, Andrea Marks, said it is a “shame” that workers are being denied their benefits when they go to NIS because of the administration’s ineptitude. Meanwhile, Councillor Bishram Kuppen, called for a written report on the issue and for it to be addressed urgently by the Finance Committee.Finance Committee Chairman, Councillor Oscar Clarke, said the issue has been engaging the attention of the Committee and noted that with the current financial position of the municipality, had it gone ahead and made those payments, then workers would have been waiting longer periods for their wages and salaries.At an Extraordinary Statutory Meeting on November 14, 2017, Clarke had suggested that the municipality consider downsizing the number of staff since salaries account for 68 per cent of the Council’s revenue. That came in light of the cash strapped municipality failing to pay its workers’ their wages and salaries on time leading to protests.The chairman had suggested the Council should begin looking to reduce its 800 staff. He noted that the current financial state will remain if the Council continues to pay 68 per cent of its revenue for staffing.For quite a while now, the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has been cash-strapped, and on multiple occasions, work around the city had to be halted, since the municipality was unable to pay workers. The City’s major garbage contractors – Cevons Waste Disposal and Puran Bros Disposal Service – were forced to withdraw their services after the administration was unable to pay over $300 million owed to them. This resulted in Cevons laying off a number of its employees and Central Government stepping in to pick up the tab. (Lakhram Bhagirat)last_img read more

Street lamps to be installed before rehabilitation

first_imgSoesdyke-Linden HighwayWhile commuters and residents traversing the Soesdyke-Linden Highway have welcomed the news that street lights will be installed along the dark roadway, they are questioning the rationale behind the installation since the rehabilitation highway will commence shortly.Some residents reached out to this publication on Tuesday labelling the move as “placing the cart before the horse.”A senior official close to the project told Guyana Times that a meeting was recently held at one of the communities along the highway where villagers were enlightened on the Ministry’s plan but questioned the logic.The official, who has experience in the engineering field, told this publication that residents expressed concern about the project as the much-anticipated street lights may just be wasted after rehabilitation works are completed to the dilapidating highway.The project, dubbed the “Soesdyke-Linden Highway Rehabilitation Design” commenced on January 15, 2019, with site visits among others.The scope of works includes the rehabilitation of over 70km of the two-lane road from the Soesdyke Junction to the Wismar Bridge. Nine multi-span bridges and six culvert roads will be evaluated while design with replacements will be added to those in need. A road safety audit, an axle load survey and weight control programme will be undertaken during the period.It will also see a technical and economic feasibility report being prepared along with an environmental and social impact assessment.Several calls made to the Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson, went unanswered.The dark and deplorable highway has been prone to major accidents.Guyana Times recently visited Linden and observed that vehicles were swerving in out of their respective lanes to avoid potholes.Also notable, was the lack of road markings. Drivers complained of having to use high-beam lights to get through the road at nights, which in turn affects the vision of other drivers. The road is, however, much more challenging to those who are unfamiliar with it.Back in 2017, the then Linden Mayor, Carwyn Holland, told the media that the project was pegged at $40 million.He added that there have been calls for lights along the highway for many years, as he pointed out that the projects do not fall under the municipality of the Linden Mayor and Town Council but through the Regional Democratic Council (RDC).The upgrade of the highway was initially expected to be carried out in 2017, however, this did not happen.At the beginning of the year, a young man lost his life while another barely escaped with a broken foot as a speeding car struck the two without stopping to render any assistance.Such accidents are no stranger to the dangerous highway as several other innocent lives have been snatched in similar occurrences.In one instance, a mother and son were killed while three other family members were listed as critical following an accident on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway. Subsequently, two women were killed in a bus shed while awaiting transportation.In another incident, the body of an unidentified man suspected to be the victim of a hit-and-run accident was found along the Loo Creek, Linden-Soesdyke Highway.last_img read more

New garbage bins in effect Wednesday

first_imgThe bins are expected to cut down on messes made by animals that tear into garbage bags that are placed on the curb. Furthermore, garbage collection times will decrease around the city as the trucks will pick up the bins and dump them into the truck without a worker having to leave the truck.Anyone who has not yet received a bin should contact public works at 250-787-8150. Roll out those garbage bins.On Wednesday, Fort St. John will begin its new garbage initiative with the new bins that have been distributed to residences around the City.- Advertisement -Residents are allowed to fill the bins with as many bags as they want, as long as the lid shuts.The bins hold approximately three full garbage bags, but if anyone requires a second bin, Don Demers, the City’s director of public works, says they are available at a cost of $75 plus the annual $120 pickup fee.One new feature of the bins is a barcode that corresponds to a specific address.The barcodes mean if a bin goes missing and city workers find it elsewhere, it can be returned to its proper address.Advertisementlast_img read more

It’s for Thika to decide whether to honour playoff- KPL Governing Council

first_imgInitially, the play-off was set for December 2 and 6 but Football Kenya Federation (FKF) have announced that they have pushed it by a week ‘after consultations with KPL’.“The long and short of it is that the council advised Thika to take part in the play-off. They did not direct or force them to do so. Thika will now decide whether or not they will play. Apparently, the Joint Executive Committee didn’t make much agreement over the play-off and the council had to make the call,” the source told Capital Sport.Reached for comment, Thika United Chief Executive Officer George Maina said they were yet to receive any formal communication over the same and are still waiting so as to make an official decision.“It is the first time I am hearing this because no one has sent us a letter yet. Once we receive an official communication, then I will be in a position to say anything. As per now, we can’t make a substantive comment on that,” Maina said.FKF had made the play-off directive between the 16th placed team in the Kenyan Premier League and the third placed team in the National Super League after the promotion of the top two second tier teams and relegation of bottom two top tier teams.Thika broke camp immediately after their final game against Bandari which they won 1-0 to guarantee their 16th spot finish and head coach Nicholas Muyoti has told Capital Sport they are yet to resume training.“We were still waiting for communication from the bosses and we have not been in training. Once we are told the way forward we will comply,” the coach said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Thika United head coach Nicholas Muyoti watches on the touchline during his side’s Kenyan Premier League clash against Gor Mahia at the Thika Sub-County Stadium on September 17, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 30- The Kenyan Premier League Governing Council has thrown the ball into Thika United’s court in the tussle over the promotion and relegation play-off against Ushuru FC set for December 10 and 13.The Governing Council had a meeting on Thursday and according to a source privy to the meeting, Thika will now be left to decide whether or not they will get to the pitch on Saturday.last_img read more


first_imgThe falconer who has lost one of his most precious birds has said he hopes the bird will closer to homes as time passes.Well-known Glenties man Pedro Soltani sent out an SOS after his Harris Hawk escaped from its aviary yesterday morning.Despite many reported sightings of the bird, Pedro has yet to be reunited with the rare bird. “I have received a lot of reports and people have been very good with their information.“The problem is that some people may have seen it but others may be getting him mixed up with wild birds of prey such as buzzards which are quite common,” he said.The bird, which is a native of South America, has distinctive leather straps on its legs.Pedro, who owns a total of 29 different birds of prey, says the bird will fend for itself. “Although it was reared in captivity, it will hunt for itself. It will eat crows, rabbits and other things such as mice and frogs.“I am hoping that as the days goes by it will come closer to homes and someone can let me know and we can recapture it,” he said.Anybody who thinks they have seen the bird can contact Pedro on 087 7668379. MISSING HAWK STILL FREE ON A WING AND A PRAYER! was last modified: April 26th, 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:GlentiesHarros HawkmissingPedro Soltanilast_img read more

Fiorentina target loan deal for Aston Villa midfielder Carlos Sanchez

first_imgFiorentina want to sign Aston Villa midfielder Carlos Sanchez on loan.The Italian club are in the market for a new central midfielder and have identified a number of targets.High on that list is Sanchez and Fiorentina are confident that the 30-year-old will be allowed to leave Villa Park.And, according to Sky Italia, the Serie A side have approached Aston Villa about taking the 30-year-old on loan for the season.Fiorentina are willing to stump up an initial fee for the loan, while they would also like a clause included allowing them to buy Sanchez outright next summer.One issue maybe the Colombian’s wages, with Fiorentina hoping that Aston Villa will agree to continue paying half the player’s salary. Carlos Sanchez 1last_img read more


first_imgForty young hurlers and camogie players, representing Allianz Cumann na mBunscol, entertained the crowd on Saturday in O’Donnell Park, during half time of the Dún na nGall v Fingal Nicky Rackard Semi- Final. The players were from various schools in the county promoting hurling and camogie.6 of the players came from the Gaoth Dobhair/ Dungloe area, where earlier in the week a combined team won the Letterkenny Schools Cup for ‘larger schools’ beating Scoil Cholmcille in a very close final. Thanks to all the parents and teachers who helped out on Saturday with the organization of the game. The children enjoyed the match even though Dún na nGall just fell short in their attempt to retain the Rackard Cup.Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Dún na nGall, hope to bring a team to the forthcoming Ulster Championship match against Down in Newry. Another positive step in promoting Hurling in the County.ALLIANZ CUMANN NA MBUNSCOL HURLERS ENTERTAIN CROWD AT DONEGAL V FINGAL MATCH was last modified: May 27th, 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:GAAGAA: ALLIANZ CUMANN NA mBUNSCOL NOTESNoticesSportlast_img read more

‘The PFA should be reviewed,’ believes Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard

first_img ADVICE 3 Steven Gerrard is now manager of Scottish Premiership side Rangers. The 73-year-old’s salary of over £2million has been the subject of much controversy, as has the PFA’s record of supporting members in difficult circumstances, from illness to bankruptcy.More than 300 current and former players have reportedly signed a letter calling for Taylor to resign, while Rangers boss Gerrard has revealed he has received messages asking him to take a side in the ongoing dispute.“I’ve been asked to take sides by many individual players who are texting me and saying ‘Can I put your name forward for this, this and this’,” the former Liverpool and England captain told The Telegraph.“My opinion is that when you have an organisation as big as the PFA and a union as big as it is, and so many lives are affected, there should be a review of the union every so often. BEST OF Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED 3 Latest Football Stories Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions MONEY huge blow Steven Gerrard spent 17 seasons in the first-team at Liverpool. RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img Gordon Taylor has come under heavy fire for his running of the PFA Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars “Whether that be two years, four years, five years, I don’t know, but by doing that you make sure that the organisation is running smoothly and healthily.“At the moment, it’s obviously very split, so I welcome a review of the process and if there’s anything in there that shouldn’t be there – working in the union – you need to step aside as soon as possible and get people who can move the union forward healthily and in the right place.”On Wednesday, Taylor announced a “full and open review” into the organisation – a move welcomed by Gerrard.“The union – if it’s not functioning properly – then an independent person or people should come in and review it and if anyone is overpaid or under-performing then get them out. I’d welcome that,” said the Rangers manager.“The PFA does a lot of good things – I’ve only had good experiences with the PFA but I also understand that people have been let down seriously in other areas and if that’s the case then there needs to be an enquiry and a process where it doesn’t happen again.” 3 While Gerrard has never sought help from the PFA, many high-profile names have and one advocate of the good work the organisation does is Paul Merson.Writing in his column for the Daily Star on Saturday, the former Arsenal midfielder claims Taylor helped save his life and added that he does not deserve a witch hunt.“People need to think twice before calling on him to go. Six years ago I was diagnosed with skin cancer after doctors found a melanoma on my back and Gordon was really good to me,” wrote Merson.“The PFA paid for my scans and appointments and treatment, and it was a lot of money. It was more than I could afford at the time. Serious money. REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade shining REPLY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard believes the PFA to be subject to frequent reviews, with Gordon Taylor’s position as chief executive under threat.Taylor, who has been the leading figure in the players’ union for 37 years, has recently come in for criticism, including by chairman Ben Purkiss. “I can’t speak highly enough of how he treated me. If it wasn’t for Gordon and the PFA, who’s to say I’d still be alive today?”last_img read more


first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has revealed how his holiday home in America was almost destroyed by a tornado.The millionaire singer has a luxury cabin in Bronsan, Missouri which he and wife Majella stay in each year.The are was hit by a huge tornado recently which caused devastation in the area wrecking hotels and houses. Daniel revealed his house is just three minutes walk from Highway 76 where the tornado hit but luckily it escaped with minor damage.“We saw the pictures of HWY 76 and could not believe the devastation it has caused. We only hope that things will get back to normal in the near future.“We have a home there but , thank God, we were very lucky and had very little damage. Our cabin is down in a hollow and I think that’s the reason it got away so lightly. HWY 76 is only 3 minutes walk from our cabin!Once again, we are thinking and praying for everyone that has been affected in one way or another.  Ends DANIEL’S HOLIDAY HOME ESCAPES TORNADO was last modified: March 15th, 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:Bransondaniel o’donnelltornadolast_img read more