Urged to shoot more, Manuel drops career-high to lead Alaska

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident FILE – Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlaska coach Alex Compton has been urging Vic Manuel to shoot the ball more, telling him that he isn’t aggressive enough on the offensive end“He’s telling me that I’m gun-shy and he’s always on my ears. Of course, I want to show him that more than my defense, I could also score,” said the hardworking forward in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ 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 MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Manuel, however, doesn’t expect Compton to stop with his ribbing even after this career night.“He won’t stop,” he said with a smile. “But I’ll still shoot no matter what he says.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIEScenter_img Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast But on Sunday, Manuel gave what Compton wanted from him and showed his offensive capabilities en route to a career-high 27 points in the Aces’ 93-74 victory over Blackwater.The Nueva Ecija native powered his way in the fourth quarter, unloading 15 of his points to quash the Elite’s second half fightback.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThat performance could be regarded as surprising, given that Manuel’s numbers are expected to dip as well as his minutes in the import-laden conferences. But for Manuel, he attributed the stellar night to his ever-ready attitude.“Every game, I’m prepared whenever coach calls my number. I know that my playing time is limited because of our import, so I try to contribute as much as I could whenever I’m on the floor,” he said. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Benilde wins Filoil opener, Mapua wins back-to-back Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Beggars on the roads are increasing at too rapid a rate!

first_imgDear Editor,I wish to highlight a situation which is getting out of control and needs to be addressed ASAP by the Government and Social Protection Ministry.I am a professional who works out in the fields visiting several areas on the coast on a daily basis. I will give a synopsis of my typical day at work and highlight the number of beggars and homeless persons I interact with.I would start out on the East Coast and head to Georgetown. At the Conversation Street stoplight, I would be greeted by two guys whose feet are amputated and who are begging. At Lamaha Street and Vlissengen Road, I would see at least 2-3 mothers and child/children at the junction begging. At Lamaha and Camp Streets, there would be another two who are begging. At Water Street or downtown whilst parking, I would be greeted by at least 2 persons directing me into a parking space and expecting a tip when I return to my vehicle. They are usually unstable persons or junkies looking for a tip to buy drugs. At DSL junction, I would be greeted by at least 3-4 other beggars/homeless persons. At the Eccles stoplight, I would be confronted by another 2 beggars. At the Harbour Bridge junction, I would be bombarded by another 3-4 persons on both sides of the road. This brings the total to about 15-17 beggars per day that I am being bombarded by. This does not include those who harass me to clean my windshield daily for a little tip. I don’t have a problem giving a small change or tip but this is too much!This situation is getting out of control and I am calling on the Government and the Social Protection Ministry to get these persons off the streets and into a home. Some of them are mentally unstable and can cause harm to ordinary citizens. They can also be easily involved in an accident since they are usually at main junctions where traffic is very heavy. This also paints a very bad picture of our city and country. Imagine a tourist coming to Guyana for the first time to explore and is approached by 20 beggars on his first day of touring. What will he think about Guyana? I’m calling on the authorities to have some pride in Guyana and get these minor things sorted out which is having a major impact on our image as a country.Kind regards,R Ramkhelawanlast_img read more

New Sports Minister Wants Cooperation with Stakeholders

first_imgNewly appointed and confirmed Youth & Sports Minister Saah Charles N’Tow wants an excellent cooperation with presidents and secretary generals of sporting associations and federations for the promotion and development of sports in the country, according to Deputy Sports Minister Henry B. Yonton, Jr. Deputy Minister Yonton said the Minister believes that an excellent cooperation with stakeholders would help him keep his eyes on the purpose, and be a lamp unto his feet.The Deputy Sports Minister told the Daily Observer yesterday at the Youth and Sports Ministry after the end of a formal acquaintance meeting between the associations’ officials and the new minister.Official introductions between the associations’ officials and minister went as planned, followed by the Minister’s statement and interactive discussions.Accordingly, Minister N’Tow challenged presidents of the various associations and federations to prioritize the development of the youths with regular leagues.Minister N’Tow replaced reassigned Youth and Sports Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe, who is now Minister for Information, Culture and Tourism.Deputy Minister Yonton said the Sports Department also assured the sporting associations and federations of their continued support.The Minister announced that staff member has been appointed as a Focal Person on each of the sporting associations and federations to supervise and monitor performance. Yonton indicated that the Ministry will continue to provide subsidy as a way to support sporting associations and federations.The Youth and Sports Ministry is the political governing body of sports and youth in the country.Meanwhile, some stakeholders who begged for anonymity said during yesterday’s meeting they also discussed “cut in their allotment.”They said besides football and basketball, whose allotments are US$250,000 and US$50,000 respectively, the remaining sporting associations, receive from US$4,000 to US$2,000.They stated that in spite of their “little allotment” some of them don’t receive their full allotment, blaming the Ministry of Finance & Development Planning.They however, appealed to Minister N’Tow for increment in the annual allotment to at least US$5,000. Some of the sporting associations in the country include: football, athletics, basketball, golf, table tennis, lawn tennis, kickball, karate, handball, boxing, taekwondo, kick boxing, canoe and rowing, netball, cricket, chess, netball, wushu, wrestling, weight lifting, amongst others.The National Olympics Committee, Inter-High Sports Association, the YMCA are amongst some who also receive subsidy from the Government.The Sports Department of the Ministry of Youth and Sports is also responsible to provide funding for training and travelling of all national teams of associations and their athletes, including the organization of the National County Sports Meet, the Intra Governmental Tournament and the Up-Country Basketball Tournament.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kuru Kuru students forced to walk 2 miles to get to school

first_img…due to impassable roads Children attending the Kuru Kuru Primary and Secondary schools on the Linden Highway are now forced to walk at least two miles to get to and from school, due to the impassable condition of the roadways, which almost resulted in buses toppling on more than one occasion.This was on Thursday related to Guyana Times by an inconvenienced teacher who termed the situation as “dangerous and unfair” to the children. On Monday, teachers and parents took to the streets to protest the condition of the roads which have been in a deplorable state for the past few years.The teacher said, “The buses used to go directly into the compound but due to the condition of the road they have to walk in”. According to him, the children have been footing their way in and out of the two mile road to get to and from school since Wednesday.“They are left to walk about two miles in because the entire journey is approximately two and a half miles. The entire journey (from where the bus turns off the Linden Highway) is about two miles”. The teacher informed that the buses now transport the children up to where it is safe for the vehicle to traverse, which is about half mile and would offload the children who then continue their journey on foot.It was related that the half mile point is the cutoff point where some amount of rehabilitation works are being done by Government.The teacher added that he would have observed some works being done to rehabilitate the roads, which only commenced recently. “I think work is in progress on the most deteriorated parts which is on the hill that was explained the bus nearly toppled (on). They are doing the remedial works there but I’m not sure where else they will go from there”.Guyana Times understands that the contractors have been filling the holes, referred to as craters, with another type of soil in an effort to make it passable.The man further informed that he believes the decision to upgrade the road was made after a Government official visited the area and informed the residents that they were unable to facilitate the upgrade at present due to unavailable funds. The unpleased residents, he said, vented their frustration by further destroying the roads.A number of disgruntled placard-bearing residents on Monday morning took to the streets as they protested the condition of the road. They vowed to continue industrial action until the authorities looked into the situation with favourable outcomes.last_img read more

Update – Video from the Olympic Torch Relay in Fort St. John

first_imgBelow are a number of videos taken during the Olympic Torch Relay in Fort St. John.  This set of videos also includes the Torch Relay.  If you have a video you’d like us to add, e-mail contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com- Advertisement -The Olympic Torch Relay in Fort St. John from Adam Reaburn on Vimeo.Below are several videos shot by Fort St. John residents and visitors.  There is now video from Jamie Lee’s section of the relay.  Jamie carried the torch while Speed Skating around the Bert Bowes track.  This video was not available before because VANOC would not let the media vehicle into the track area.  They changed their minds at the last minute.  If you have any other videos we’d love to see them.Build your own custom video playlist at embedr.comlast_img

Iceland’s World Cup coach Hallgrimsson steps down

first_img0Shares0000Heimir Hallgrimsson, who led Iceland to their first World Cup, stood down as manager on Tuesday. © AFP/File / PASCAL GUYOTREYKJAVIK, Iceland, Jul 17 – Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson stepped down on Tuesday, a few weeks after leading the tiny nation at its first World Cup.“If I had to continue, I would have done it with the same preparation, the same motivation but at some point, this kind of routine can lead to a certain weariness,” he told a press conference in Reykjavik. The 51-year-old added that it would be “good for the team to have a new vision”.The Football Association of Iceland had hoped he would extend his contract for two more years.“Heimir was naturally our first choice due to his excellent work in recent years,” Gudni Bergsson, president of the federation, said in a statement which also thanked Hallgrimsson.Hallgrimsson became an assistant coach in 2011 under Swede Lars Lagerback. He took charge after Iceland reached the quarter-finals at the 2016 Euros in France and guided Iceland to first place in a World Cup qualifying group that also included eventual finalists Croatia.With a population of 330,000, it became the smallest nation to play in a World Cup finals.In Russia, Iceland opened with a 1-1 draw against Lionel Messi’s Argentina but then lost to Nigeria and old adversary Croatia to exit at the group stage.“I’m grateful and happy to have been part of this group’s team spirit above all,” Hallgrimsson said, adding “it’s a privilege” to leave team in such good shape.The federation said it is reviewing a list of “national and foreign” candidates.Iceland face Switzerland on September 8 in the UEFA Nations League.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Expanding Red Car line is a worthy idea

first_img“It’s time for a streetcar renaissance.” Amen. You can find out more by going to www.reconnecting america.org. Extending San Pedro’s Red Car line won’t be cheap – or easy. But worth it? Many of us think so. As one reader said in one of our online comments at the Daily Breeze: “Just do it!” Donna Littlejohn is a reporter at the Daily Breeze and can be reached at donna.littlejohn@dailybreeze.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Ever since the Waterfront Red Car line opened a few years ago, it’s like seeing a glimpse of the past in San Pedro. The red, electric trolleys clacking along the track next to Harbor Boulevard remind us of what much of L.A. once looked like. I don’t really remember L.A.’s Red Cars, although I rode on them when I was small. My mom, who moved from Iowa to California with a girlfriend during World War II, used to talk to me often about them, however. From Whittier to Long Beach to downtown Los Angeles, the streetcars carried the girls everywhere. On something of a dare, they took the trolley over to San Pedro only once, curious after hearing about its rather wild reputation. After getting off, they promptly re-boarded, deciding this was no place for a couple of nice Iowa girls. There are hopes that San Pedro’s rebuilt Red Car line can expand in the years ahead. Bob Henry, the port executive who was instrumental in opening the existing 1.5-mile line, is still working with consultants on ways to lay more track that would take Red Car passengers to Cabrillo Beach, downtown San Pedro, the new Target store coming in on North Gaffey Street and into Wilmington. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonAnthony Pirozzi, who’s working to get a new youth sports complex opened on city sanitation property across from the Target site, said having the Red Car there would do wonders as San Pedro looks to host youth tournaments in the future. He envisions the line taking visiting families into downtown for shopping. Downtown merchants, of course, would love Red Car tracks going by their shops, along Fifth and Seventh streets as tentatively planned. San Pedro’s not alone in rediscovering this vintage mode of transportation. In the book “Street Smart: Streetcars and Cities in the Twenty-First Century,” editors Gloria Ohlland and Shelley Poticha say the popularity of the lines is growing as a way to “reconnect” America. More and more cities are jumping aboard. “Streetcar systems were ubiquitous at the turn of the last century and are uniquely suited now to serve all the high-density development underway in downtowns across the United States,” they write. “They’re much cheaper than light rail, are hugely successful in promoting development and street life, and fit easily into built environments with little disruption to existing businesses, residents, and traffic. “And they can provide high-quality transit service to support compact, walkable, higher-density development in small and mid-size cities that can’t afford bigger rail systems – offering the potential to significantly increase the constituency for transit in the U.S. last_img read more


first_imgThe 5-star Mallorca Holiday VillageDD TRAVEL: Stena Line is offering holiday makers a range of fantastic travel offers that are such good value everyone will have an exciting and affordable break to look forward to this year.Whether it’s a day trip away with friends or a fun packed family break, Stena Line has a great value option to suit everyone over the coming months.Take your car to Scotland and save up to €50 on a return sailing on any new Economy, Flexi or Premium fares on the Belfast to Cairnryan route (must book 48 hours in advance for travel up to 16 December 2016). Use the code SAVEMORE when booking online.Take a Stena Line hotel break to Britain and bring a friend for free when you stay for two or more nights.Enjoy an exciting day trip with friends or family to Ayr or Glasgow for an amazing €12 return per person, including coach travel.For more information or to book go to www.stenaline.ie or call 01 907 5555. This week’s late break deals – from Falcon Holidays; All from Dublin in MayCala d’Or Apartments Rating: 3in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria12 May 2016Dublin7 nightsSelf Catering€391PER PERSON***********Loulas Village Rating: 2 plus in Psarras, Corfu20 May 2016Dublin7 nightsSelf Catering€400PER PERSON************Matina Rating: 3in Pefkos, Rhodes25 May 2016Dublin7 nightsSelf Catering€332PER PERSON ***********Stefania Studios Rating: 2in Stalis, Heraklion Area22 May 2016Dublin7 nightsSelf Catering€352PER PERSON***************Pefkos Beach Studios Rating: 3in Pefkos, Rhodes25 May 2016Dublin7 nightsSelf Catering€383PER PERSON*************Laguna Park II Apartments Rating: 2 plusin Playa de las Americas, Tenerife27 May 2016Dublin7 nightsSelf Catering€388PER PERSON**************Holiday Village Majorca Rating: 5in Cala Millor, Majorca14 May 2016Dublin7 nightsAll Inclusive€639PER PERSON****************Hotel Ialyssos Bay Rating: 3 plusin Ialyssos, Rhodes25 May 2016Dublin7 nightsAll Inclusive€542PER PERSONContact Falcon Holidays for full terms and conditions but prices are generally per person sharing and include luggage and transfers.DD TRAVEL DEALS OF THE WEEK: SCOTLAND FOR €12 OR RHODES FOR €332 was last modified: April 26th, 2016 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:donegal daily travelFalcon HolidaysLate break dealsMallorcaRhodesStenalast_img read more


first_imgFianna Fáil is holding two public meetings in Donegal next week as part of its campaign to stop the cuts to small rural schools.The first meeting takes place at 8pm in Friel’s Hotel in Raphoe next Tuesday (18th March) and the second is in the Milford Inn in Milford next Thursday (20th March).It comes as more small schools in Co Donegal and across the North West face the prospect of more cuts in September. Fianna Fáil’s Education Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue explained, “These meetings are about giving our communities a chance to stand together against the cuts to our local schools.“The threat to small rural schools remains very real, with more schools across rural Ireland at risk of losing staff in September. This is a direct result of a targeted attack on small schools announced by the Education Minister Ruairí Quinn in his first Budget in office.“It bears all the hallmarks of a sneaky campaign by a Dublin-based Minister who is intent on forcing the amalgamation of small rural schools in Donegal. The loss of any of our local schools would be felt right across the community. It’s time that we all pull together and say no. We must stand up against a highly damaging policy that could result in the loss of yet another vital local service in this region.“Unfortunately this seems like just the latest attack on community services in Donegal. Not only have our local health services, our community garda resources, our post offices and our local businesses all come under attack, the future of our local schools are now doubt. The Government is going about this in the sneakiest way possible. A series of cuts to resources coupled by deliberate uncertainty is all adding to the threat of what is a vital local service. “I am urging parents, teachers, community groups and public representatives from all sides to come to these meetings next week and stand up for our local schools.” SAY NO TO SCHOOL CUTS IN DONEGAL – McCONALOGUE was last modified: March 12th, 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:Charlie McConalogueschool cutslast_img read more

90 precious minutes stand in the way of both Villa and Vipers’ Uganda Cup Final ambitions

first_img Tags: SC Villastanbic uganda cupvipers Uganda Cup 2018 (Semi-final, 2nd Leg):Tuesday, June 5, 2018Vipers Sports Club Vs Sports Club Villa JogooAt St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende ( 4PM)*Both clubs are tied goal-less on aggregate after first legThe Stanbic Uganda Cup Semi Finals is on this Tuesday between Vipers and Villa in the second leg at the St Mary’s Stadium.The first leg was no joke as it consisted of violence and charged up tempers from both sides as it game ended in a goal-less draw at the Mutessa II Wankulukuku Stadium last week.The first leg ended goalless at WankulukukuFor starters, clashes between the two clubs since late 2015 have been explosive both on and off the playing arena.In October 2017, fans in the Sports Club Villa section at St Mary’s Kitende are reportedly said to have caused damage to the internal fencing separating the fans wing from the VIP pavilion, a game where Vipers won 1-0 during the league first round – thanks to Tom Masiko’s free-kick.The 2017 encounter at Kitende saw Villa fans cause damage to the internal fencing.Also for the league second round, Vipers won 1-0 in Masaka courtesy of Dan Sserunkuma’s calm finish inside the goal area.The last game played last week between these two sides went goal-less at Wankulukuku.Players on both sides struggled to score but they fought hard to go goal-less.At half time, Vipers head coach Miguel Da Costa was allegedly hit by a flying object in the chest and taken to hospital, thus missing the subsequent second half (he has since recovered).In the terraces, the tale was no different and the game was punctuated by several stoppages before live bullets and tear gas canisters were fired in the air to disperse rowdy fans.During the aftermath of the chaos, Vipers management barred 17 fans suspected to be from the SC Villa Jogoo wing from accessing St Mary’s Stadium for the Tuesday return leg.Team News:Both clubs did not break off the training since the first leg.The two camps however contributed players to the national team (Uganda Cranes) away to Niger for the international build up matches against Central African Republic and hosts Niger.Vipers’ Milton Karisa, Tadeo Lwanga and captain Nico Wakiro Wadada were joined by Sports Club Villa Jogoo’s Allan Kyambadde.The players returned early morning and took part of the last training sessions before the clash but Lwanga will be missing in action due to suspension.Also, the two sides contributed players to the FUFA Drum tournament for the various provinces during the Saturday and Sunday games.Therefore, Monday’s respective training sessions for either clubs will mean a great deal in assembling the teams that will lock horns on Tuesday.SC Villa Jogoo played a training match with Njovu Clan at Villa Park on Saturday.Injuries:Vipers has no fresh cases of injuries (unless otherwise) but Sports Club Villa Jogoo is praying first choice goalkeeper Samson Kirya and his understudy Samuel Kivumbi pass late fitness tests.Should the duo fail to make it, then January recruit Yusuf Wasswa will start in the Jogoo goal posts.Winger Simon Sserunkuma could also miss the game due to compassionate leave having lost his grandmother on Sunday night (burial is Monday evening in Kiteemu, Kampala surburb on Masaka road).Left back John Adriko, who missed the first leg because of accumulated cautions returns and will fight with Arthur Kiggundu for a starting slot.Villa is worried about the fitness of first choice keeper Samson KiryaKey Players:Vipers will look to the sharp forward Daniel Muzeyi Sserunkuma for the much needed inspiration.At the back, on form left back Yayo Lutimba, roving right back Wadada and the central defensive partnership of Bashir Asiku with Geofrey Wasswa as well as the safe gloves of Isma Watenga, Vipers looks safe.The Jogoos’ primary source for goals is through George Ssenkaaba, Yubu Bogere, Alex Kitata and Martin Kizza.If named Godfrey Lwesibawa and Vitalis Tabu are two wingers ready to ignite pace on the flanks.Abel Eturude, Nicholas Kasozi and Allan Kyambadde are the Ventral midfield options.Bernard Muwanga, Joseph Nsubuga, Henry Katongole, either Arthur Kiggundu or John Adriko are the sure SC Villa Jogoo defence cards to play withVipers, who are already league champions are on course for a domestic double as  testified by their assistant coach Edward Golola who completed the first leg because Da Costa was injured;“We need a double this season and it is possible. The game is tight but we shall work hard to win it and progress “said Da Costa.Wasswa Bbosa, head coach at SC Villa Jogoo believes they have all it takes to progress to the finals and win the championship as well.“Since we failed to win the league, all our energies are onto the Uganda Cup and we shall work hard for it “said Wasswa Bbosa.The winner will progress to face KCCA in the final, coming up on 9th June 2018 at Emokori play ground in Bukedea district.The winner of the Uganda Cup automatically earns the ticket to represent the country at the CAF Confederation CupComments last_img read more