PBA: TNT salvages win over Meralco

Posted On Jan 19 2020 by

first_imgBritain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Castro had two blocks late, including a risky rejection on Jared Dillinger’s 3-point attempt that kept the Bolts, who were just down by four, 109-105, during that point, at bay.“This [close] game was expected because we’re playing against probably the Best Import of the conference,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela, referring to Meralco’s Allen Durham.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Our players were up to the challenge, Kelly (Williams), Mo (Tautuaa) and I think Ranidel (de Ocampo) for a while so it took us a team effort to make it hard for him on the offensive end,” he added.Durham, the reigning Governors’ Cup Best Import, still came away with 39 points and 24 rebounds despite the KaTropa’s defensive schemes. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 View comments Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ LATEST STORIES Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Arellano brushes off San Beda for second PVL win The 31-year-old Castro finished with 27 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field, three rebounds, three assists and two blocks while TNT import Glen Rice Jr. had 32 points and 11 rebounds.TNT lost a 21-point lead it built in the second quarter as Meralco pulled to within two, 78-76, at the 3:41 mark of the third quarter.The Bolts, however, couldn’t get over the hump as they suffered just their second loss in seven stints and slipped to third place.ADVERTISEMENT PBA IMAGESTNT blew a big lead before holding off Meralco, 113-107, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Jayson Castro made crucial defensive plays down the stretch to help the KaTropa preserve their fifth victory in eight games.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more


‘Serious Mismanagement at Ministry of Health’, Sen. Coleman Informs Senate Plenary

Posted On Jan 14 2020 by

first_img“There is serious administrative mismanagement at the Ministry of Health that has been highlighted for a very long time. I am talking to you with authority, and as an insider of the health sector of this country,” the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Senator (Dr.) Peter Coleman informed the Senate plenary.The Grand Kru County Senator, speaking Tuesday during the 73rd sitting of the Senate, warned his colleagues that as long as they continue to pay lip service to the country’s health system, ineffective people will remain at the helm of administration of health. “And as long as the Executive branch of government wants to make a mockery of this Liberian Senate, even after this outbreak of Ebola, there will be outbreak of measles and other things,” Sen. Coleman warned.Expressing outrage and disappointment, Dr. Coleman disclosed that currently, the immunization of Liberian children has dropped from 80% to less than 50%; and that the maternal mortality rate that was one of the worst in the world is now even more deplorable.  According to him, women are dying in childbirth due to the perpetual closure of health institutions in the country.“The reason why I decided to take this stance is to express my frustration, disgust and anger at the way in which the Executive branch of this government is managing the health system.”The Senator, who represents the Senate on the National Ebola Task Force, promised not to be distracted by people he described as ‘lunatic and fanatic loyalists’ who at all cost will defend the Executive to the detriment of the Liberian people.“I will continue to state that as long as this situation prevails, and we cannot call the Minister of Health to book on issues regarding the health sector, our country will continue to be classified as one of the worst places on earth to live.”As chairman of the Committee on Health, but also representing the people of Grand Kru County, Senator Coleman said recent actions and statements by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf clearly show an attempt by the Executive Branch of Government to make sure that the Liberian Senate loses its respect.“It is an attempt to make a mockery of this august body, and for us on the Committee on Health, these things have made us powerless; we are unable to carry on our activities. Just as we thought and were trying to deal with the issue of the two dismissed leaders of the health workers, a group of health workers last week appeared on the grounds of this Legislature stating that about 100 of them are being laid off by the John F. Kennedy Medical Center.These are some of the facts, the problems that exist in the Liberian health system that people have been talking about for a very long time—the lack of leadership,” declared Sen. Coleman.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Youngest Emerging Hip-Co Artist for the Next Generation

Posted On Jan 14 2020 by

first_imgWith the ever emerging attention and critical praise coming out of Liberia’s Hip-Co music industry, more and more talented music fanatics have begun to participate in what they see as being ‘their’ big break into the music market; and getting paid.During the successful F Dot A Dot ‘Desire concert’ on March 15 at Bernard’s Beach, LIB Life had the opportunity to meet Liberia’s youngest Hipo-Co rapper thus far and find out why such a young boy wants to become Liberia’s next star.“I love rapping,” Ziggy Ray said, nonchalantly.According to the child star who is notably relaxed, but yet sure of what he wants, he has four- five tracks under his belt with a video mix tape underway and he has his dad to thank.“I’m Ziggy Ray’s father and also his personal videographer,” says Lorenzo Loveland. “Ziggy Ray’s talent came naturally, I have a studio and he likes to hang out in the studio most of the time. He has been watching artists come in and out and then one day he was like, ‘yo, I want to start my own stuff’. So far he has five songs to his name and a awesome video mix tape.” There’s more to come with this 7-year old who stands just over four feet tall, but has swag like one who has already won some awards.LIB Life will keep you posted on his next move, as we are sure he has many more to make.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Integrated Security guards to be paid Friday

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgSecurity guards attached to Integrated Security Service were told on Tuesday that they will receive their January and February salaries on Good Friday.The guards who were told last Friday when they went to collect their salaries that they will have to revisit the Trinity Street office in New Amsterdam on Tuesday, were not pleased when the news was broken to them.Angry guards attached to Integrated Security Services protesting for their January and February salariesWhen Guyana Times visited the office, one guard was given a telephone and appeared to be speaking to an office clerk from the head office in Georgetown.“Come and talk to us face to face, this is nonsense… So why we got to wait, that month gone, this month already done and we still got to get part money? Hello if alyu know aluy na bin able, alyu shouldn’t tek ova this place…” a female guard said and then handed the phone to the local office staff.The guards have visited the company’s New Amsterdam office on several occasions since January for their January salaries and more recently for their February salaries as well. The most recent visit was on Friday when many of the guards were forced to wait until night before they were told that they will not be paid then but needed return to the office on Tuesday for their salaries.For many of them, it is a $400 car fare with no guarantee that they will receive what they worked for.Vanessa Rose of Rose Hall queried following the announcement, “Who pays on Good Friday?”Rose noted that when they were at the office last Friday night, they were offered $5000 and told to return in four days. “He say that money should last until today Tuesday… We cannot wait till Good Friday; we want things, Easter coming up…. Good Friday is to go to church… Who gon leave and come till to New Amsterdam and then you don’t know if you will get it. It is not fair, if the company can’t handle it, let them give it over to somebody else,” she suggested. Like many of the other guards, Rose does not want a job that has no payday but refuses to walk off for fear that it might then become more difficult to receive her January and February salaries.Meanwhile, Volda Cort says it is not only the lack of a salary, but that lack of payment has compounded the situation as GPL, GTT and GWI have not expressed any sympathy with them. The furniture stores are now threatening to reposes while those who she borrowed from are no longer calling since the phone is off; they are making personal appearances, claiming that they too have commitments.Many of the workers are single parents, with school-age children. Some say they have to beg for money to get to and from work.Meanwhile, guards in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) who are employed by the same company are also being made to wait for their salaries. The situation is the same with monies allegedly being owed for the months of December and January.last_img read more


Gunmen rob Republic Park pensioners

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgAn elderly East Bank Demerara (EBD) couple are now traumatised after five masked men stormed into their home on Tuesday afternoon.Guyana Times understands that Bharrat Jaggot and his wife, Parbattie, were at their Lot 241 Republic Park, EBD home when five armed bandits entered the house. The men held the couple at gunpoint and demanded cash and jewellery.The couple reportedly told the bandits that they did not have money at home and handed over a few pieces of jewellery. Dissatisfied, the men also took the couple’s two cellular phones and a laptop computer before making good their escape. The matter was reported and Police are working along with the couple to find the five perpetrators.last_img


Georgetown gets new Mayor, Deputy

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgThe city of Georgetown will now be spearheaded by People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Councillor, Pandit Ubraj Narine after he was elected on Friday as the new Mayor.Newly elected Mayor Ubraj NarineThe Councillors were sworn in in the chambers of City Hall where nominations were followed by elections of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Finance Committee. Twenty-nine Councillors were sworn in after Patrick De Santos submitted his absence for medical reasons. He will be sworn in at a later date, summing up the total to 30 representatives.Narine, who represents Constituency One, was nominated by Councillor Ivelaw Henry and entered the race with People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Councillor Bishram Kuppen, who was selected by Deon Younge. The new Mayor secured 21 votes in his favour and was elected accordingly.Following his lead was Alfred Mentore who was elected as the Deputy Mayor with 23 votes and six against the nomination.The Council elected seven persons to charge the Finance Committee, comprising of Patricia Chase Green, Yvonne Ferguson, Ivelaw Henry, Oscar Clarke, Trichia Richards, and Bisham Kuppen.Oscar Clarke was appointed as the Chairman to govern this financial body, while the outgoing Mayor was elected as Vice Chairwoman. The newly elected Councillors and Mayor will commence their duties as of January 1, 2019.In his remarks as the impending Mayor who will be serving for the next three years, Narine acknowledged the fact that the Council has been cash-strapped as he implied that these matters must be addressed.“Our challenges are a ballooning budgetary deficit, late payment and non-payment of staff, debts mounting to hundreds of millions to private contractors and struggles of collection of rates and taxes to name a few. These challenges must be faced head on together.”When asked by media operatives as to how he plans to address the burgeoning garbage disposal and build-up in the city, Narine diverged by insisting that he will not commence duties as of now and refused to comment on any other pressing matters.“Bear in mind, I will take office from 2019 and that’s all I have to say.”On the contrary, the outgoing Mayor’s advice to Narine was, “You are taking the reigns as Mayor in the city of Georgetown at a crucial point where there are many challenges. I will advise you that…there are many wolves in sheep’s clothing.”Chase Green assured with a piqued expression that she did not enter the Local Government Elections (LGE) to be elected again as Mayor. “I went back into the elections not to become Mayor of the City of Georgetown. I went back because [of] my constituency…”said Chase Green in a firm tone, after she praised the number of votes she would have received.Meanwhile, General Secretary of the PNCR, Amna Ally, was in attendance and urged the Councillors to put aside their political differences which can cause divide, in efforts to effectively perform their duties.“It is not [A Partnership for National Unity] APNU, [Alliance For Change] AFC and PPP. It is Georgetown, Guyana and I trust that all of us collectively will work towards the development of Georgetown and ultimately, Guyana. I want to call on Councillors and all Guyana to come together, to work together, to live in unity and let our theme be: Development,” the General Secretary related.Guyana Times spoke to some of the Councillors after they were sworn in and many shared ideas for their respective constituency and Georgetown.Councillor Bishram Kuppen pointed out that accountability remains a key issue. This view was also shared by his colleagues and other members of the Council.“It is shown that this City Council has been managed for a number of decades in an unprofessional and unaccountable manner. At this point in time, we are looking at making contributions where the best interest of the citizens can be represented in this country,” Kuppen asserted.The Deputy Mayor also stated, “We definitely need to look at how we manage our finances. That is very important to the optics and image of the Council because we don’t want to be having issues as it relates to not being able to pay our garbage people.”The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) results indicated that APNU received a total of 18,127 votes, followed by the PPP, which got 7050, while the AFC received 3059. Of APNU’s 21 seats on the City Council, nine came from the PR and 12 from the First Past the Post components. Back in 2016, the APNU/AFC controlled 25 seats. The PPP received seven seats, including four from the PR component.Overall, GECOM’s results showed that the PPP won 61 per cent of the LGE with 122,307 votes, with the governing APNU taking 68,060 votes at 34 per cent, while the AFC garnered nearly four per cent of the electorate with 8719 votes.last_img read more


Pep most immature I’ve had, says Zlatan

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_img0Shares0000Zlatan Ibrahimovic listens to Pep Guardiola during a past training session at Barcelona. PHOTO/SkyMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 13- Zlatan Ibrahimovic has branded Pep Guardiola “immature” over his man-management during their time together at Barcelona.The 36-year-old joined Guardiola at the Nou Camp in 2009 from Inter Milan and became frustrated with a lack of first-team opportunities, claiming the Spaniard decided to build his team around Lionel Messi. Guardiola handed Ibrahimovic 29 appearances during their one-year stint together in Catalonia with the former Sweden international scoring 16 times from 23 starts.Following an impressive start to life in Spain for Ibrahimovic, the pair’s relationship became fractured when the striker confronted Guardiola for altering his tactics.“The first six months were perfect, then the manager changed system, tactics and it didn’t work for me,” Ibrahimovic told Sky in Italy. “I went to talk to him. I’m here to talk, if you think it’s for another reason then we can’t talk.“I said: ‘I believe that you are sacrificing some players for one player, Messi’. He said: ‘I don’t think this is the case but I understand what you say. I will take care of it, no problem, I will solve everything’. I thought it would be OK.“The following game I was on the bench. I don’t say anything, I work,” Ibrahimovic added.“Second match bench again. I thought he solved it well and he was not talking to me or explaining. Third match bench. Then the fourth match comes and bench again.“I think something is strange. From that moment he stopped talking to me, looking at me. I go into a room and he walks out of it. He was not a bad person, but the most immature I’ve had because a man solves his problems.”The duo met on Sunday when Manchester City extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 11 points following a 2-1 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.-By Sky Sports–0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


AC Milan push to keep Champions League hopes alive

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_img0Shares0000Head coach Gennaro Gattuso won the Champions League twice as a player with AC Milan © AFP/File / Miguel MEDINAMILAN, Italy, Apr 1 – AC Milan host Udinese on Tuesday in the first of a crucial Serie A double-header before taking on title-holders Juventus in Turin four days later in a week which could be crucial for their Champions League ambitions.Gennaro Gattuso’s side have slumped to consecutive defeats for the first time since December 2017 with losses to Inter Milan (3-2) and Sampdoria (1-0). Milan remain fourth two points behind Inter who also fell to a 1-0 home defeat against Lazio at the weekend, with Roma dropping out of the European places with a 4-1 defeat to Napoli.The hunt for Champions League spot is tight with just six points separating AC Milan in fourth on 51 points and Torino (45) in ninth position.In between there are Lazio, Atalanta, Roma and Sampdoria in the running.“I’m not seeing a team that is completely off its game,” insisted Gattuso.“But one fact still remains: we’re standing here talking about another defeat.”Lazio have a chance to move into the Champions League places as they host strugglers SPAL.Holders Juventus travel to 13th-placed Cagliari nurturing a 15-point lead on Napoli as they warm-up for their European quarter-final clash against Ajax next week.Cristiano Ronaldo remains absent as he recovers from a thigh injury but coach Massimiliano Allegri showed he has options at his disposal with teenager Moise Kean stepping up to score the winner against Empoli at the weekend.“Four victories remain, but on Tuesday we’ll go to Cagliari against a team who will try to cause an upset,” said Allegri.Carlo Ancelotti’s second-placed outfit travel to Empoli after their confidence-boosting win over Roma at the Stadio Olimpico, before hosting Genoa next Sunday.– Ranieri’s Roma nightmare –New Roma boss Claudio Ranieri’s dream job has quickly turned to a nightmare.Ranieri, who memorably guided outsiders Leicester City to the 2016 English Premier League title, has returned to a club which he coach for 18 months from 2009 to 2011.Claudio Ranieri took over as Roma head coach on March 8 © AFP/File / Andreas SOLAROBut he has managed just one win, against Empoli, since taking over from Eusebio Di Francesco with defeats to SPAL as well as Napoli.“We need to isolate ourselves and focus on Fiorentina,” urged Ranieri.“When you look at the team from the outside, you understand certain things.“When you’re on the inside, you understand them better and try to put things right and help the lads.“It’s a bit of everything: the physical level, the mental level and the injuries. Technically the team has quality, it’s just that when it suffers defeats it’s unable to pick itself up.”Despite conceding “it’s tough”, Ranieri has no regrets.“Do I regret having accepted Roma? Never. I could never regret Roma.”Roma have dropped out of the European places and play direct rivals Sampdoria, two points below them, on Saturday.Inter Milan travel to Genoa, followed by Atalanta, with the situation surrounding Argentine striker Mauro Icardi still uncertain, as he has not played since February 9 amid a contract dispute.FixturesTuesdayAC Milan v Udinese (8pm), Cagliari v Juventus (10pm)WednesdayEmpoli v Napoli (8pm), Frosinone v Parma, Genoa v Inter Milan, AS Roma v Fiorentina, SPAL v Lazio, Torino v Sampdoria (10pm)ThursdaySassuolo v Chievo (8pm), Atalanta v Bologna (10pm)0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Manchester United-bound man in race against time for World Cup fitness

Posted On Dec 26 2019 by

first_imgManchester United-bound Fred is unlikely to feature in Brazil’s final World Cup warm-up game in Austria, Brazilian media have reported.Fred suffered a training ground injury on Thursday that Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar described as “trauma in his ankle”. The prognosis of Fred’s injury has yet to be revealed, but the 25-year-old midfielder sat out Brazil’s final training session in London on Friday before the squad left for Austria.Brazilian website Globo Esporte says Fred is unlikely to play any part against Austria in Vienna on Sunday – the South Americans’ final friendly before their World Cup opener against Switzerland on June 17.United announced on Tuesday that they had a reached an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk to sign Fred on a five-year deal for a fee understood to be close to £50million.Fred has made eight appearances for Brazil and made head coach Tite’s final 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia. United reached an agreement to sign Fred in a deal believed to be in excess of £50million center_img 1last_img read more


Dates announced for consultation on Derry-Buncrana greenway route

Posted On Dec 22 2019 by

first_imgDonegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council and have now announced the dates for the eagerly-awaited consultation process for route 1 of the North West Greenway Network from Derry to Buncrana.Two public consultation days are being held for the public to review route corridor options and to provide formal feedback on Tuesday 26 June in the Lough Swilly Yacht Club, Station Road, Fahan, and on Wednesday 27 June in Templemore Sports Complex, Buncrana Road, Derry. Both events will run from 2pm to 8pm each day.The councils are seeking the public’s views on a series of route options being appraised for the proposed greenway linking Derry to Buncrana (with a spur to Newtowncunningham), which is being developed as part of the North West Greenway Network. NWGN – Route 1 Study AreaThe Buncrana to Derry section is known as Route 1 and is one of three routes being developed as part of the North West Greenway Network.This meeting follows successful consultation events for the Derry – Muff section of the cross-border greenway.On completion, the three routes will deliver 46.5 km of new cross-border greenway that will help reduce carbon emissions by encouraging commuters to leave their cars at home. This €18 million project is part-funded under the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).Ronan Gallagher, Communications Manager for the North West Greenway Network said “almost 300 people attended last month’s consultation events in Culmore and Muff and the feedback was fantastic. Everyone we spoke to wants to see these routes developed”. He continued “we’re hoping more people will attend the events in Fahan and Derry as this section of the project is by far the largest stretch of greenway to be developed.”Programme manager, Jonathan Henderson concluded “the public consultation events provide a fantastic opportunity for people to learn more about the overall project and to input into the route selection process. We would strongly encourage everybody to get involved, particularly those who live in Buncrana, Fahan, Tooban, Burnfoot, Bridgend, Newtowncunningham and Derry, and feed into the process as much as possible and contribute to shaping development in their region.”For those who are unable to attend the public consultation events, there are other platforms in which to get involved and have your say. Log on to www.nwgreenway.com or email: nwgreenway@donegalcoco.ie; Twitter @nwgreenway and Facebook @nwgreenway.Dates announced for consultation on Derry-Buncrana greenway route was last modified: June 18th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:North West Greenway Networklast_img read more