Reigning MVP Ben Mbala returned like he never left and University of the Philippines showed it’s a force to reckon with after taking down defending champion De La Salle in a game that saw the Fighting Maroons hit a record-setting 16 3-pointers.READ: UAAP Starting 5: Weeks 1 and 2FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCenter: Ben Mbala (La Salle Green Archers) Ben Mbala. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter representing Cameroon in the 2017 Fiba Afrobasket, the MVP returned in style. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In the three games prior to FEU’s match against UST, Tolentino only averaged exactly five boards a game and 9.6 points.Forward: Thirdy Ravena (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Thirdy Ravena. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo had just one game the past week, but boy did Thirdy Ravena make it worth watching.Ateneo currently owns the best record in the league with a 4-0 slate and it’s largely because of Ravena’s strong play.The senior wingman led the Blue Eagles in their 83-65 rout of University of the East with 21 points, on an efficient 7-of-12 shooting, while grabbing eight rebounds.Guard: Paul Desiderio (UP Fighting Maroons)Paul Desiderio. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe legend of Paul Desiderio continues to grow.Desiderio was hell-bent on toppling the Green Archers and he did that by pouring in a career performance that made him Diliman’s most beloved person in a jersey.The senior guard unleashed 16 third-quarter points to post a career-high 30 and all the while keeping a straight face as La Salle searched for a way to stop him. Guard: Jun Manzo (UP Fighting Maroons) The Adamson center, who is still trying to regain top form after suffering a groin injury before the season started, averaged 15.5 points and 14.5 rebounds against La Salle and National University. View comments Corey Kluber gets 18th win as Indians beat Mariners Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. How to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybody Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It had been quite a whirlwind week in the UAAP.ADVERTISEMENT Mbala averaged 33 points and 11 rebounds and although La Salle split its first two games with the menacing big man back, there was no better center in the league than him.Forward: Arvin Tolentino (Far Eastern University)Arvin Tolentino. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRebounding and defense isn’t exactly Arvin Tolentino’s strong suit, yet he delivered when Far Eastern University needed a presence in the middle.Prince Orizu played on and off for the Tamaraws against University of Santo Tomas due to illness and Tolentino took it upon himself to provide the muscle. Tolentino put up season-highs in scoring and rebounding to lead the Tamaraws over the Growling Tigers with 15 points and 10 boards.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Jun Manzo. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDesiderio wasn’t the lone Maroon, who posed problems for the Green Archers. After Desiderio lit up in the third quarter, Jun Manzo took his turn to finish La Salle off.Manzo had nine of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, scoring late buckets that kept the Green Archers down for the count. Honorable mentions:Ron Dennison (Far Eastern University)Ron Dennison. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere’s a dilemma concerning Ron Dennison. As good as he is for FEU, he plays the same position as Ravena and that’s a tough competition to win considering that Ateneo has also remained undefeated. Still, Dennison is on a class of his own and his 15 points plus his defensive leadership against UST puts him on this seven-man list.Papi Sarr (Adamson Falcons) Papi Sarr. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPapi Sarr was decent in his first game in Season 80 as he put up 10 points and four rebounds in Adamson’s 88-81 win over UST, but it was in his past two games the 6-foot-8 big man showed his quality. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal After tumbling at the end of a point in the next-to-last game, Paire sat on the ground and slammed his racket four times, breaking it. Then he rose to walk to the sideline for the changeover and tossed the worthless frame.When he got to his bench, he knocked it over. Next, he threw another racket.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Baghdatis — famous for his own viral racket-smashing episode — went over to chat, perhaps to try to calm Paire down. Didn’t work at all. Paire wound up carrying two mangled rackets and tossing them onto the middle of the court, leaving a ballkid to collect them.Soon enough, without much resistance from Paire, Baghdatis completed his win. Paire threw his racket one more time, for good measure, on the way to meeting Baghdatis at the net for a polite embrace. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 3-time major champ Wawrinka out in 1st round at Washington LATEST STORIES Benoit Paire of France smashes his tennis racket after loosing to Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus during the first round of the Citi Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Washington. Baghdatis 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON — Benoit Paire caused quite a racket at the Citi Open, repeatedly spiking and throwing his equipment until the crowd booed him off the court.The French tennis player displayed not even a hint of joie de vivre in the late going of his 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 loss on Tuesday to Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus, the 2010 runner-up at the hard-court tuneup for the U.S. Open and the 2006 runner-up at the Australian Open.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
Guyana has been warned of impending corruption within the oil and gas sector, after being told that it should heed Trinidad and Tobago’s mistakes and shortcomings.This warning came from Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute (TTTI) Chairman Dion Abdool on Saturday evening. In his address to the Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc (TIGI) annual fundraising dinner, Abdool called for an independent third party to be responsible for reconciliation and accounting of revenue and transactions.Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute (TTTI) Chairman Dion Abdool addressing the audience at Saturday’s dinner“This is of paramount importance, and there must be an independent third party looking at the revenue coming from the corporation that is extracting the oil and from the entity – the Government – that is receiving it,” he stated.Abdool proposed that the independent third party should be the Guyana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GEITI). “Like TTTI, the Guyana Transparency Institute sits at the EITI table, they must insist for transparency and accountability in the reporting of the revenue so that there can be no tax leakage. Learn from our lessons well in Trinidad; it will redound to your benefit,” the TTTI Chairman urged.Abdool’s suggestion came as a result of Trinidad and Tobago’s Energy Minister identifying “tax leakage” as the reason behind a drop in revenue; this drop was initially thought to be caused by a simple decline in production.Additionally, Abdool urged that Guyanese be aware of entities within their own country, noting that “rip-offs” can come from locals, rather than just foreigners. As an example, he cited Trinidad’s recent experience of a fake oil scandal. He explained that an audit of the State oil company found that the country was swindled of millions of dollars within a few months.“In just a few months, they found that the volumes recorded by and reported and based on which the extractor was being paid were wrong to the tune of many, many millions of dollars. Learn from our experiences,” he pleaded.“Disclosure is in everyone’s best interest. The absence of information leads to mistrust. All may be well, but the mere fact that the information is not available leads to mistrust in the public’s mind.”Abdool said this to highlight that it was integral for data to be readily available in order to build and maintain trust between citizens, corporations, and Government.There are also plans to equip Journalists with the requisite training so that they could play a part in the anti-corruption cause.
Residents of Smithfield, New Amsterdam, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) on Saturday told Guyana Times that Friday evening was the first time for the week that they had a good nights’ rest. This was after four persons were taken into custody after a spate of breaking and entering at Smithfield during the month, which had escalated and become nightly over the past week.A back door which was wrenched openThe spate of robberies started in early September when an 18-year-old boy was pounced on by four armed men. According to the teenager, he was on his way home when the men met him three houses from his home. One had a gun, another had a cutlass and two were carrying crow bars. He said he was searched and asked where he was going. The teenager said they did not take anything from him.The same night a re-migrant’s home was broken into. According to the re-migrant, neighbours told him that three men broke into the lower flat of his home. He said they appeared to have targeted a water pump, but it was too large for them to remove. They however left with a smaller water pump and a pressure washer. The following night, on September 12, 2018, another house in Smithfield was broken into. No one was at home at the time of the burglary. Entry was made by cutting open a grilled window. The bandits removed a flat screen television, among other articles. The house on the opposite side of the street was also broken into and electronic devices were also stolen. Reports are that the owner heard a strange sound and upon checking, saw a flashlight moving in her house.According to her, two men entered her bedroom and demanded cash and jewellery. One carried a cutlass and the other a crow bar. The bandits took money they found in two purses along with two laptop computers, a DVD player, two cellular phones and a television set.A window the bandits tried to use to gain entry to a homeThe following morning, a building adjacent to hers was broken into. The bandits broke open a window and stole cellular phones, an electronic tablet, jewellery, wrist watches, cash and alcohol.According to the owner of that home, she was awoken by a telephone call. Thereafter, she realised that her front door was opened and several articles were missing from her home.During last week, residents raised an alarm after bandits were seen in the community. Guyana Times was told that six men were seen in the area, but they fled after they attempted to steal a motorbike which failed to start.According to the residents who have formed a security group, they operate by calling neighbours in the community by telephone whenever they suspect that the bandits are trying to get into a home.Police were able to apprehend two men; one of them at the time had a bag with articles which were stolen from a home.Further investigation led to the recovery of more articles at a home in a community next to Smithfield, Angoys Avenue. Two more persons were arrested there.The Police continue to investigate.
The Guyanese delegation to this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) has been piquing the interest of a large number of major players in the oil and gas industry worldwide.The various booths at the conference in Houston, TexasGreg Clarke of the HFS Corporate Services Inc., in an interview with the local media outlet, explained that a tremendous amount of interest is being shown in Guyana by visitors and participants of the conference.“There is a lot of interest at this OTC on Guyana. Guyana is leading the world in oil discoveries as of 2018, so there (are) a lot of companies that are coming by expressing interest and asking the question, ‘How do we get in?’ Or, ‘How do we find a partner that can collaborate with us in this field?’ So Guyana is attracting a lot of interest at this event,” Clarke revealed.Nigel Hughes, Chairman of HFS Corporate Services Inc, said that the contacts made by the Guyanese delegation will no doubt translate to good business.“It has been very good from our company’s point of view. Not only have we met some very interesting people, (but) we have made some very useful contacts that I’m pretty confident will translate into good business,” Hughes assured.President of the Georgetown Chambers of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Nicholas Boyer, related that a lot of participants have already approached Guyana with interest in networking.According to Boyer, he is hopeful for a favourable response following the conference.“We have a lot of people talking, networking, learning, visiting our booth and finding out a lot more about Guyana. This new frontier for the oil industry…we are very excited about the energy that is happening here,” Boyer expressed.GO-Invest Chief Executive Officer Owen Verwey explained that the experience at the conference allowed Guyana to gain needed knowledge and exposure.As an emerging oil and gas nation, Verwey noted, it is important for Guyana to capitalise on opportunities provided through the conference.“We have little or no experience in this area. The opportunity to come here is largely to bring businesses from Guyana to get exposure for knowledge awareness and for a better understanding of what happens in the industry — what is the value change, and who are the major players in the industry,” Verwey stated.The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters.The conference, which concluded on Thursday, was held at Houston’s NRG Park from May 4th. The Government of Guyana, through GO-Invest, collaborated with GCCI to facilitate the participation of representatives from approximately 24 private sector companies and several state agencies.Guyana’s participation at OTC is being funded by private sector sponsorship, along with approximately 20 per cent funding from the Government.
Denzil Wilson was last week fined $30,000 and ordered to keep the peace after he admitted before Georgetown Magistrate Faith McGusty on Thursday that he had unlawfully and maliciously wounded his common-law wife.Denzil WilsonWilson told the court that it was a misunderstanding, and that at the time of the wounding, his wife was pulling his hand whilst he had a padlock in the other hand; and when he turned, the padlock hit her.The wife told the court that she moved out after the incident, but would like the matter to be dismissed against the man.Having ordered that he pay the fine or spend six weeks in prison, Magistrate McGusty further instructed Wilson to keep the peace between himself and his wife.
CALGARY, A.B. — The National Energy Board has approved replacement for Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline from Alberta into the U.S. — subject to 89 conditions.The board says the $7.5-billion Line 3 involves rebuilding a 1,660-kilometre pipeline, and will be under conditions to promote safety, environmental protection and consultation between the company and stakeholders.The federal government must now make a decision on the project and it must still go through separate approval processes in the U.S. before construction can begin.- Advertisement -The project involves rebuilding a half-century old pipeline from Hardisty to Superior, Wisconsin that’s currently operating at half capacity because of reliability concerns.Regulatory wrangling in Minnesota has already delayed its planned startup by two years, to 2019.
Based on a true story, ‘The Seige of Jadotville’ centers around the capture of Irish U.N. soliders, 11 of which were from Donegal, during the Katanga conflict in Central Africa in 1961.The title role will be played by Jamie Dornan, and early reviews of the film are strong, scoring a massive 9/10 on IMDB.comLaghey native Kevin Brodbin co-wrote the script with Declan Power, whose book titled ‘The Siege at Jadotville: The Irish Army’s Forgotten Battle’ inspired the film. A total of 155 Irish soldiers were deployed to Central Africa, 11 of whom were from Donegal; James Gormley (Ballyshannon), Harry Hegarty, Michael McDermott, the late William George Duffy, the late James Harper, the late Patrick Gildea, Leo Boland, the late Patrick Nicell, the late Seamus O’Kane, the late Sean Kerr, and Robert Bradley.The true story The early 1960s was an unstable period for the region as in 1960 Katanga split off from Patrice Lumumba’s Congolese government, establishing their own under Moise Tshombe.The Seige of Jadotville happened in 1961 during the United Nations intervention in the conflict when a group of Irish soldiers were attacked by Tshombe’s troops while at mass.The Irish soldiers were scantily armed, yet managed to resist the assault for six days, before being forced to surrender after ammunition and other supplies depleted.Comdt. Pat QuinlanThanks to the quick-thinking of Comdt. Pat Quinlan, he made his soldiers dig trenches – keeping them out of harms way.Not one of Comdt. Quinlan’s men perished.The soldiers were held as Prisoners of War for a month, however none were harmed.This was the last instance that Irish and Swedish troops were involved in hostile action for the United Nations Operation in the Congo. 55th anniversaryThe soldiers were honored by Defence Minister Paul Kehoe earlier this month, as September 2016 marks the 55th anniversary of the Seige.The Minister presented a Unit Citation to the men in recognition of their bravery and heroism.A copy of the Citation was presented to each member or next-of-kin of the Unit. This is the first time a Unit Citation has been awarded within the Defence Forces.In marking this unique occasion, Minister Kehoe has also commissioned an insignia recognising the professional performance of the men of “A” company.Minister Kehoe said; “The United Nations Operation in Congo was the first peacekeeping mission in which significant numbers of Irish soldiers took part. A total of 6,000 Irish soldiers served in the Congo from 1960 until 1964 and I want to take the opportunity to recall the contribution of all who served in the various Irish contingents over the course of this long Mission”“Ireland can be justifiably proud of all our brave men and women who have contributed to the cause of peace and security. Our continued participation in United Nations missions illustrates the very positive and practical difference that small countries, like Ireland, can make in the world’s trouble spots.”.New Hollywood film to honour brave Donegal soldiers was last modified: September 25th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:AfricacongodonegalhistoryJamie Dornankatangapat quinlanpeace keepingthe seige of jadotvilleunited nations
BREAKING NEWS: Gardai are investigating an attack on a young couple at their home last night.The couple, who are in their 30s, were set upon in their house and attacked with a wheel-brace.The attack happened around 8pm in the Porthall area of Lifford. It is believed there was also a young child in the house at the time but the child was thankfully unhurt.The couple were taken to Letterkenny General Hospital for treatment.It is not known what was taken during the raid.The raid is the latest in a series of break-ins along the border area in recent weeks. Last week more than 1,500 people attended a meeting at the Manorcunningham Resource Centre during which a €10,000 reward was offered for information leading to the arrest of those behind the attacks.We will bring you more information on this story as it emerges. YOUNG COUPLE HOSPITALISED AFTER BEING ATTACKED WITH WHEEL-BRACE AT THEIR HOME was last modified: February 23rd, 2014 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:attackborderGardaiLiffordPorthallwheel-brace
ARCATA >> The Crabs went 10 for 10 in more than one way Saturday night.The Humboldt offense hit the 10-run mark — again. The Humboldt offense peppered U.S. Highway 101 — again. And with it, Humboldt’s season-high winning streak lived to see another day, as the Crabs’ offense delivered another big night in support of starting pitcher Aaron Herr in their 10-2 victory over the Menlo Park Legends — and 10th consecutive win overall — in front of 819 spectators at the Arcata Ball Park.“I think our …