ABL: Parks poised for back-to-back Local MVP awards

first_imgPhoto from ASEAN Basketball LeagueAfter a slow start in the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League season, Bobby Ray Parks Jr. once again finds himself as the favorite to claim the Local Most Valuable Player award.The San Miguel Alab Pilipinas star averaged 15.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in his second year in the regional league, while also helping the Philippine side reach the Finals this season.ADVERTISEMENT Renaldo Balkman has built a strong case to be named as the World Import MVP after netting 23.0 points, 10.9 boards, 3.3 assists, 2.2 steals, and 1.9 blocks, but he’s in for a tight race with Anthony Tucker of Chong Son Kung Fu and Marcus Elliott of Hong Kong Eastern also fighting for the plum.Balkman is also a candidate with teammate Justin Brownlee for the Defensive Player of the Year award, with Singapore Slingers’ Chris Charles also in the running.Meanwhile, Fil-German Christian Standhardinger of Hong Kong Eastern is in contention for the Heritage Import MVP award against Fil-Am Jason Brickman of Mono Vampire and Fil-Am Mikh McKinney of Chong Son Kung Fu.ADVERTISEMENT De Leon steps up even as Che’Lu-San Sebastian loses its leader LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Parks holds the edge over fellow candidates Lee Ki of Hong Kong Eastern and Delvin Goh of the Singapore Slingers for the plum, which is set to be awarded on Wednesday before Game 3 of the 2018 ABL Finals at Sta. Rosa Multipurpose Complex.If the former NU Bulldog does claim the hardware, he will be the second local player to win the award in back-to-back years, following the footsteps of Singapore’s Wong Wei Long in the 2014 and 2015-16 seasons.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 crownLeo Avenido and Asi Taulava are the only other Filipinos who have previously won the Local MVP award, both of whom played for San Miguel Beermen.But Parks isn’t the only San Miguel Alab Pilipinas player who is in the running for the end of season awards. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img read more

Over 60 benefit from Region Four’s “Back to School” Project

first_imgMore than 60 students have benefited from the receipt of school supplies, courtesy of the Department of Education, Region Four (Demerara Mahaica) on Thursday.The event was held at the Quamina Primary School in Beterverwagting, ECD, and catered for children from nursery, primary and secondary schools.The students, all drawn from the East Coast and East Bank of Demerara, were outfitted with a wide range of school supplies in an effort to ensure that they are ready for the academic year opening on Monday, September 3, 2018.The project, dubbed “RDC’s DoE Back to School Bag Packs”, was sponsored by the Regional Chairman’s Office, Department of Education, and a number of private individuals and companies.Originator of the project, Regional Education Officer (REDO acting) Tiffany Favourite-Harvey, in addressing the students, disclosed it is a project that she had long envisioned.She noted that she was very excited to execute the project, and the quality of the items donated is second to none.She disclosed that a wide range of items were being distributed because as a mother herself she can relate to the difficult challenges faced by parents in preparing their children from the new school year.The official stressed that with increasing economic and other challenges and difficulties, it continues to pose significant challenge for parents and guardians to provide the items needed for the students, thus she felt that her department getting involved in such a project was noteworthy and critically important in ensuring that more students are able to attend school regularly.Among the items the students received were school bags, books, stationaries, undergarments, school uniforms, shoes and socks. Several parents and studentsRegional Education Officer (REDO acting) Tiffany Favourite-Harvey, along with Regional Vice Chairman Earle Lambert and Regional Executive Officer (REO) Pauline Lucas, pose with some of the students who received bag packsexpressed gratitude and appreciation for the support being given by the Department of Education. They note that it is timely, considering the many harsh economic challenges that parents are confronted with these days. One parent was moved to tears with her three children received what she described as “everything that they needed for school”.Parent Sharon Nurse was very emotional, noting that as a mother of three young children, she continues to endure grave challenges and difficulties in being able to send her children to school.She thanked the REDO for what she dibbed “a very good gesture”, stressing that she has urged her three children to do their best so that the support given would not go wasted.“As a mother of a 15, 11 and 5-year-old, I am very happy today to be receiving the things, because my daughters got from panties, tights, bras to uniform, right down; and I am very happy with it. I can tell you that being able to get these things have certainly saved me the stress and hardships that I am face with,” Nurse said.She noted that she is confident several other parents may be equally happy and grateful as she is, because many parents are confronted with grave challenges. Therefore, she said, she would like to encourage the Department of Education, Region Four, to continue this initiative.She added that it is noteworthy, and needs to be highly commended by all concerned. She expressed gratitude also to those companies and individuals who would have supported the initiative.Another parent, Norma Singh, who has lost her son to drowning some months ago, was very emotional, and thanked the REDO for what she said was a kind- hearted gesture, but, more importantly, a sign that the REDO understands the role of parents and what they can endure.“I can’t stop thanking REDO Harvey for what is happening here, as yet again this Department of Education have truly understood the challenge and difficulties of parents like myself, and have stepped up to lend a helping hand,” she said.Among those in attendance, to help in giving out the bag packs, were Regional Executive Officer (REO) Pauline Lucas and Regional Vice Chairman Earle Lambert.Harvey expressed gratitude that she could have executed such a project, which was coincidentally held on her birthday. She declared, “This is the best birthday for anyone to have, as I can truly give back on a day like today. I can tell you that there is nothing better I could have asked for on my birthday”.last_img read more

Massy celebrates 50 years in Guyana

first_imgAs the Massy Group of Companies celebrates its 50th year of operations in Guyana, the company made financial donations to 26 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) from Demerara, Essequibo, Linden, and Berbice.Massy Guyana Country Manager Deo Persaud poses with the recipients of the financial supportIn delivering the feature address, Massy Guyana Group Country Manager Deo Persaud lauded the representatives who attended the ceremony for their continued commitment and dedication to helping the less fortunate in Guyana and he said that the Group took its social responsibility seriously.“These donations are not the only way in which we serve our communities, we conduct volunteer work in communities in which we operate,” he noted.The beneficiaries were the Guyana Relief Council, Bernice Mansell Foundation, Canaan Children Home, Cheshire Home, Deaf Association of Guyana, Guyana Book Foundation, Hauraruni Children’s Home For Girls, New Amsterdam Special Needs School, New Opportunity Corps, Prabu Sharan Orphanage, Radio’s Needy Children’s Fund, Ruimveldt Children’s Aid Centre, and Help & Shelter.Others were Alternative Learning System, Step By Step Foundation, Uncle Eddie’s Home, East Bank Demerara Special Needs School, Bal Nivas Orphanage, St John Bosco Orphanage, Guyana Council of Organisations For Persons With Disability, Guyana Red Cross Society, Children’s Convalescent Home, Women Across Differences, Keem Foundation, Stem Guyana, David Rose School For The Handicapped, and East Canje Humanitarian Organisation For Support.last_img read more

Student charged for raping 14-year-old

first_imgAn 18-year-old student found himself in hot water after he reportedly forced himself on a 14-year-old girl and raped her.Tevin Fraser stood before Magistrate Faith McGusty and was not required to plea to the indictable charge which stated that on March 1, 2018, he raped the young woman in Georgetown.The prosecution is contending that the Virtual Complainant (VC) is known to the accused and on the day in question, Fraser reportedly made sexual advances towards the teen, who rejected him. As such, he allegedly forced himself on her and raped her.The VC informed her parents about the incident and a report was made to the police. The teen was recently arrested and charged. In court on Friday, the teen was released on $150,000 bail.The case will continue on March 11, 2019.last_img

Former Minister hospitalised after fire erupts at home

first_imgFormer Foreign Affairs Minister Rashleigh Jackson has been hospitalised after he was affected by heavy smoke and had to be pulled out of his home when a fire broke out at his Republic Park, East Bank Demerara, residence on Wednesday morning.Former Foreign Minister Rashleigh JacksonThe fire started sometime after 11:00h. Guyana Times understands that 90-year-old Jackson lives alone but his grandson usually sleeps over at the Lot 182 Wills Street and Jackson Avenue, Republic Park, house.At the time of the fire, which investigators believe might be electrical in origin, Jackson was home alone.One of his neighbours told this newspaper that she was in the yard with her handyman doing some gardening when they noticed smoke emanating from the house next door.Fire fighters at the Republic Park, EBD, house on Wednesday“We saw some thick black smoke coming from a room [on the bottom flat of the house]. So I told [the handyman] jump up and see if anybody burning anything over there because I called and there was no answer. So I told him go into the yard and call for Mr Jackson and see what’s happening. He then told me its fire,” the woman related.She said that she immediately called 911 and was transferred to the Guyana Fire Service. While they were awaiting the arrival of the firefighters, the neighbours said they tried calling out for the elderly man but got no response. According to the neighbour, she then heard Jackson coughing in his bedroom and so they enlisted the help of some other persons in the community to break into his house to rescue him.“I was calling for him and there was no answer, then I heard a cough. So I said he’s in the house and I told the guy climb up and get and pointed his bedroom out…Two guys were passing and we asked for their help and they used my ladder to climb on to the shed, where they broke some windows to get into the bedroom and then they brought him down the ladder,” the woman recalled.She added that by that time, an ambulance had arrived at the scene along with a fire tender and Jackson was transported to a city hospital for treatment.“They had to put on an oxygen mask cause he had inhaled all that smoke. There was a lot of smoke. It was a little scary but thank God, he’s doing ok,” the woman related.Guyana Times was told that the fire started in a room at the bottom flat of house, located to the rear of the house. That room, this newspaper was told, contained books and a heater.Fire Chief Marlon Gentle told this publication that firefighters managed to contain the blaze within the room and prevent any excessive damage to the wooden building.Further, he noted that that while an investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire, they suspected it to be electrical.“Tomorrow (today), we are going to be working with the Electrical Department cause we have a strong feeling it might have been electrical,” the Fire Chief told this newspaper.Jackson served as Foreign Affairs Minister under the People’s National Congress (PNC) Government from 1978 to 1990. He also served as Guyana’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) from 1973 to 1978, during which he held the post of President of the UN Security Council in 1975 and 1976 respectively.last_img read more

WATCH: Italian striker Andrea Cocco with the worst goal celebration ever?

first_imgWe’re only 18 days into January, but have we already found the worst goal celebration of 2016?Not satisfied by emphatically smashing home a penalty kick, Pescara striker Andrea Cocco then proceeded to boot the advertising hoardings – Temur Ketsbaia style – and he instantly regretted it.Watch the video, above, to find out why!last_img

PICTURE SPECIAL: BRID SWEENEY AT DUNLEWEY CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

first_imgIonad Cois Locha Dun Luiche was the place to be at the weekend as Santa, his wife and their helpers arrived for the Christmas Craft Fair.Brid Sweeney was there with her camera. PICTURE SPECIAL: BRID SWEENEY AT DUNLEWEY CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR was last modified: December 7th, 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:CHRISTMAS FAIRIonad Cois Locha Dun LuicheSANTAlast_img

DRAW FOR ULSTER SFC WILL BE SCREENED LIVE ON RTE TONIGHT

first_imgGAA: Donegal will find out who they’ll face in the Ulster SFC next season – when the draw for the 2016 championships are made later tonight live on RTE.With club and provincial championships still down for decision all across the country – the focus will revert back to the inter-county scene tonight.Donegal were drawn in the preliminary round of the Ulster SFC last year and faced bitter rivals Tyrone. However, it was a gruelling schedule for Rory Gallagher’s men and they faced games against Armagh and Derry before they reached the Ulster SFC final against Monaghan.Donegal will be hoping they avoid the preliminary fixture and go straight into the last eight of the competition.Donegal eventually lost out to Monaghan in the final with tiredness being cited as the reason they relinquished their crown.They bounced back against Galway to set-up a quarter-final meeting with Mayo – but they were always second best in that clash and exited lamely from the All-Ireland series. Question marks remain over the futures of a number of Donegal stars with many still pondering their futures at inter-county level.Colm McFadden, Neil Gallagher, Christy Toye, Eamon McGee, and Karl Lacey have not yet confirmed if they’ll return for the 2016 campaign. DRAW FOR ULSTER SFC WILL BE SCREENED LIVE ON RTE TONIGHT was last modified: October 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:donegalGAAnewsSportUlster SFClast_img read more

Liverpool have not reopened talks to sign Lyon star Nabil Fekir

first_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2 RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM Latest transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com LATEST Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets IN DEMAND Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer center_img Liverpool have NOT reopened talks to sign Lyon forward Nabil Fekir, according to reports. Liverpool’s stance on Nabil Fekir has not changed since they put a stop to the deal in early June targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Fekir has made four appearances for France at the World Cup in RussiaBut, according to the Daily Telegraph, those rumours are false and Liverpool are not planning to re-enter talks with the Lyon man.The report claims Liverpool’s position has not changed since they decided to call-off the £53m deal in June. The club apparently deem it too risky to spend that much on a player with a history of such a serious injury, regardless of how highly he is rated.Fekir has made four substitute appearances for France at the World Cup, playing the final seven minutes of their thrilling last-16 victory over Argentina. moving on Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The France international looked set to join the Reds earlier in the summer before the club pulled out of a £53million deal at the 11th hour.Fekir was keen to join Liverpool and the Premier League side were keen on the player, with a deal agreed and even his welcome video filmed before he headed out to Russia for the World Cup.It was claimed the forward, who scored 22 goals last season, had also picked his Liverpool shirt number before the Reds ended the move over complications that arose during his medical.Fekir suffered a serious knee injury in 2015, which saw him spend eight months on the sidelines.However, there were suggestions over the weekend that Liverpool had performed a stunning U-Turn over their decision and were ready to conclude a deal for the goal machine forward.last_img read more

County questions

first_imgThe ongoing audit and investigation into possible shenanigans in the Los Angeles County real-estate unit raises some troubling questions about county government: Why is the county leasing buildings for welfare offices when it already has thousands of structures in its portfolio, and buying could prove cheaper in the long run? Is county government’s attempt to milk as much money as possible from the federal government coming at the expense of the poor and needy? And does corruption – expensive trips and other perks in exchange for insider information – plague county contracting? AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 These are questions that the investigation will bring to the fore, taxpayers hope – and not just in the case of these troubling deals, which the supervisors themselves approved. County government is a massive bureaucracy that sits atop a fortune, with very little oversight or political accountability, as supervisors are virtually guaranteed lifetime tenure. It may be time to give close scrutiny to the whole county contracting process – to see what taxpayers are truly paying for. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more