Guyana ranked 110 in latest FIBA/Nike World Rankings

first_imgNEW International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Ranking for Men, presented by Nike, saw Guyana on the ranking board for the first time in the country’s rich basketball history.Guyana is now ranked 110 out of 213 national teams, after having never been ranked before and was considered to be one of the unranked countries within FIBA for the past 56 years.Both Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) president, Nigel Hinds, and GABF International General Secretary and CBC Vice President, Patrick Haynes, are quite pleased that the National Senior Men’s Team was able to capture such a high worldwide ranking, and are very optimistic that the team will be ranked even higher after next year’s FIBA AmeriCup Caribbean Pre-Qualifier, which will be hosted by Suriname in June 2018.The Guyana Men’s National team placed 5th in the 2014 CBC Championships in Tortola, BVI, which was its best performance in this decade.Caribbean countries ranked higher in the list include: (15) Puerto Rico, (17) Dominican Republic, (51) Virgin Islands, (59) Bahamas, (60) Cuba, (68) Jamaica, (76) Antigua and Barbuda , (92) British Virgin Islands, (97) Barbados, (100) St. Vincent and the Grenadines, (109) Bermuda, while Guyana(110) outranked Suriname (118), Cayman Islands(121) and Trinidad and Tobago (143).The Nigel Hinds-headed administration was able to source the required funds to get Guyana’s overseas athletes to these important qualifying championships and being able to be ranked for the first time ever in 56 years of Guyana basketball is a significant accomplishment.On October 11, FIBA officially launched the new FIBA World Ranking for Men, presented by Nike. This is an innovative game-based ranking that factors in all official games, ranging from regional pre-qualifiers all the way to the FIBA Basketball World Cup Final, and includes the Olympic Basketball Tournament as well as the Continental Cups.As a result, it can more accurately reflect the performances of 153 national teams over an eight-year period, compared to 91 national teams under the previous system which was competition-based and only took into account the final standings of tournaments.The basic principle is simple: 1,000 basis points are awarded in each game, with the two teams earning a share of these according to the margin of victory or defeat. Weightings are added on a round basis, meaning that, when a team progresses through a top official FIBA competition, its wins are worth more with every round it plays.The ranking has revised weightings of the competitions. For the first time, it sees the implementation of a time decay rewarding teams for their most recent performances. This replaces the system in place under the previous ranking, where all games over the 8-year period received the same value.Finally, the new ranking also recognizes the value of away wins and rewards facing and beating opponents that are higher in the ranking.The new ranking was devised with the new calendar clearly in mind. FIBA is pleased to offer more national teams– 149 of them–a ranking that can be updated after every window of the Qualifiers so that national teams, fans and their national federations can follow their progress on a more regular basis.For now, the new FIBA World Ranking for Men, presented by Nike, only applies to senior men’s national teams and competitions. FIBA will work towards drawing up and implementing similar systems for the women’s and youth (boys and girls) rankings at a later stage.last_img read more

Relaince Sports Club feted with end of year evaluation

first_imgMEMBERS of Reliance Sports Club on the Essequibo Coast, well-wishers and special invitees witnessed the Club’s first-ever end-of-year evaluation ceremony.It was held last Saturday from 17:00hrs at the club captain Kameshwar Persaud’s residence in Reliance. The proceedings were chaired by former Essequibo Under-19 player and lecturer of the Essequibo Technical Institute, Dayianand Chaitram, who gave an emotional introduction of the Club’s history and performances.He was proud to point out that the club achieved national recognition, given that former national Under-19 batsman Rovendra Mandolall was a member, prior to his migration to Canada. He also alluded to their successes including a first division title when competing in a North Essequibo competition.Since then the club has grown in stature and includes a number of prominent names, including former Essequibo senior inter-county players Dinesh Joseph who is one of a few Essequibians to score an Inter-county century, Basil Persaud and former Essequibo senior inter-county captain Elroy Stephney.During the colourful presentation Stephney took the opportunity to appeal for continued support from the members since he felt that with a unified force the club has the potential to build further on their successes. He also was encouraged by the presence in the club of several hinterland players who have had a huge impact already.Joseph, who recently celebrated his 40th birthday and who was a special guest, announced that he was fully committed to playing and expressed his desire to share his experience with some of the young members, while rubbing shoulders with his former inter-county teammates such as Stephney and Persaud.Meanwhile, Basil Persaud was also delighted about the initiative to host such an occasion and appealed to the Essequibo Cricket Board (ECB) to become an agent of change for Essequibo players by having more competitions and coaching within the area committees. The large gathering was then feted to a wide variety of sumptuous fare with the organisers committing to make the occasion an annual feature.Prominent businessman Baney Persaud was present and offered his fullest cooperation as a founding member of the club while Bridgelall Lall, a member, donated a quantity of gear and clothing to the club.While there was no presentation of individual prizes, there were on display a number of trophies and memorabilia that the club achieved over the years.last_img read more

Bills sign left tackle Dawkins to 4-year contract extension

first_img COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE First Published: 14th August, 2020 10:26 IST Written Bycenter_img The Buffalo Bills are protecting quarterback Josh Allen’s blindside for the long term after signing left tackle Dion Dawkins to a four-year, $60 million contract extension.The team announced the signing, while a person with direct knowledge of the contract provided the value of the deal to The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team did not release that figure.Dawkins has been a starter in Buffalo since being selected in the second round of the 2017 draft out of Temple. He had one year left on his rookie contract, and is now signed through the 2024 season.At 6-foot-5 and 320 pounds, the 26-year-old Dawkins has 43 career starts, all at left tackle. He also scored a touchdown receiving, in catching a 7-yard pass from backup Matt Barkley in a 41-10 win at the New York Jets on Nov. 11, 2018.Dawkins is part of a starting offensive line that mostly returns intact. Buffalo will have to find a starter at right guard to fill in for Jon Feliciano, who will miss up to three months with a torn pectoral muscle.Dawkins’ deal comes a day after the Bills signed coach Sean McDermott to a four-year contract extension, which locks him up through the 2026 season.Image credits: AP Last Updated: 14th August, 2020 10:26 IST Bills Sign Left Tackle Dawkins To 4-year Contract Extension The Buffalo Bills are protecting quarterback Josh Allen’s blindside for the long term after signing left tackle Dion Dawkins to a four-year, $60 million contract extension LIVE TV Associated Press Television News last_img read more

Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho Hands In Transfer Request

first_imgLiverpool midfielder, Philippe Coutinho has handed in an official transfer request as the Brazilain tries to force his move to Barcelona, Sky Sports reports.Earlier today, Liverpool reiterated their strong stance concerning the future of Philippe Coutinho, insisting that “no offers for Philippe will be considered”.A statement on Liverpool’s official website reads: ‘We wish to offer clarity as regards our position on a possible transfer of Philippe Coutinho.”15 – Philippe Coutinho has scored 15 goals from outside the area since his Premier League debut; more than any other player. Ambitious.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 21, 2017“The club’s definitive stance is that no offers for Philippe will be considered and he will remain a member of Liverpool Football Club when the summer window closes.”25-year-old Coutinho, who signed a five-year contract extension with the Anfield side in January this year, joined Liverpool from Inter Milan in January 2013, becoming an integral part in Liverpool’s charge for success, scoring 14 goals and providing seven assists for Klopp’s men last season.RelatedPhilippe Coutinho Is Not For Sale – Liverpool Releases Official Statement Amidst Barcelona InterestAugust 11, 2017In “England”Barcelona To Make Fourth & Final Coutinho Bid This Week – ReportsAugust 23, 2017In “Europe”VIDEO: Watch Liverpool Store Take Down Coutinho Poster, Amidst Barcelona InterestAugust 13, 2017In “England”last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Nov. 7 – Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Friday to Sunday, Nov. 7 to Nov. 9, 2014:Friday, November 07, 2014•8:45 a.m. Dameon V. Baumgarner, 34, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large.•9:26 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of bag in the 1100 block E. 16th, Wellington.•2:30 p.m. No news release.•3:58 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 500 block S. Cherry, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Nicholas J. Layton, 22, Wellington and a fixed object/reflector owned by the city of Wellington. Accident occurred on Oct. 4, 2014.•11:41 p.m. Officers investigated a rape by a knowns suspect the 1600 block N. A, Wellington. Saturday, November 8, 2014•1:41 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•4:29 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of tires and rims in the 900 block W. 7th, Wellington.•7 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 900 block N. C, Wellington.•11:20 p.m. Officers investigated possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal carry of a weapon and no drug tax stamp by known suspect in the 1300 block N. A, Wellington. Sunday, November 9, 2014•12:13 a.m. Chad W. Drew, 40, Wichita, was arrested, charged and confined with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal carry of a weapon and no drug taxation.•7:27 a.m. Officers took a report of a domestic dispute by a known subject(s) in the 100 block E. Walnut, Wellington.•1:50 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 100 block E. Lincoln, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Melissa Y. MaGee, 44, Wichita, and Lee H. Stoner, 81, Oxford.•6:17 p.m. Officers took a report of found purse with contents in the 400 block W. 16th, Wellington.last_img read more

Pulsan retains powerlifting title.

first_imgPulsan showed her class outweighing her challengers which got the small but vocal crowd chanting; PNG, PNG!But the upset of the day, was Livingstone Sikoli of PNG the men’s 83kg division champion losing his title to Deamo Baguga of Nauru.Sikoli settled for second place and Frederick Warsidi of New Caledonia third.While the silver and bronze medal in the women’s 72kg was won by Eibon Jerusha Mau of Nauru and Asenate Manoa of Tuvalu.Day two of powerlifting continues tomorrow.last_img

The Villarreal physical trainer approves the work done at home

first_imgPepe Romero, Villarreal physical trainer, has valued “work and energy” made by their gamers at home. He assures that they’ve returned “in weight and with quite a lot of need to work”, which they worth as “very optimistic”. Romero assures that they face this era “as if it had been a summer time preseason”, and that they’re now engaged on “adapting to new stimuli, engaged on the pitch after two months and make contact with with the ball.”“The gamers have come very properly in weight, they’ve include their homework done and have been working. They’ve returned glad and with nice needThe reality is that we’re glad in that regard.We take into account this era in a really related solution to a preseason that we’d do in summer time, since the gamers come from a interval of work on their very own beneath our tips. Now we should manage the fees, the technical-tactical contents and the emotional points and so forth.Nowadays we’re engaged on adapting to new stimuli, since working at home with a treadmill and a bicycle may be very totally different from the stimulation of engaged on the garden. We’re nonetheless searching for adaptation and the quantity of hundreds they will need to have. One in every of the most necessary issues there may be the adaptation to the ballNow there are a sequence of gestures equivalent to passing or driving, one thing that they haven’t been in a position to do till now. Though on this section it can’t work together between gamers, if they will work with a single ball, make hits, precision, make bounces with the wall, and to make it extra fulfilling, we make challenges.Together with the medical service we have already got a person plan, one thing that now with this case has allowed us to have a larger influence on it, it’s one thing that if we need to have wholesome gamers who carry out we must work arduous on it. The gamers are conscious and much more so as soon as the competitors begins. “last_img read more

PH archers miss gold target anew, settle for bronze medals

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PH cyclists Aquino, Salamat fall short The Filipinos were shut out, 0-6 (54-57, 53-58, 49-52), by the Malaysians in the semifinals.The women’s side, composed of Nicole Marie Tagle, Mary Queen Ybañez and Kareel Meer Hongitan, also blanked Vietnam, 6-0, (51-44, 50-47, 55-47) for third place.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’Tagle and company bowed to their Indonesian counterparts, 2-6, (50-52, 55-54, 54-56, 52-55) in the semis.The 15-year-old Tagle bagged the silver medal in the individual women’s recurve Sunday.The country’s archers still have a chance to win that elusive gold in the mixed doubles event on Tuesday. LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img The Philippines’ archers stayed off target for a gold medal as both the men’s and women’s teams settled for bronze medals in the recurve events in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Monday at National Sports Center Synthetic Turf Field in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The men’s squad, featuring Florante Matan, Gabriel Moreno and Mark Javier, secured bronze after beating Vietnam, 6-0, (50-49, 55-54, 54-53).ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

GENEQUIP unveils new dealership facility

first_img…will foster energy efficient operationsThe spanking new GENEQUIP dealership facility at Houston that caters for modern innovationsGeneral Equipment Guyana Limited (GENEQUIP) on Thursday commissioned a new dealership facility at Houston Industrial Site, as part of its commitment to expand the services to all Guyanese.The new state-of-the-art facility is constructed on a two-acre plot of land, with a building covering 36,000 square feet, comprising of a showroom, parts warehouse, workshop and training facility to conduct technical and operator training.The facility is fully compliant with international standards and is equipped with waste separating bins to promote the separation of waste and promote recycling practices. Additionally, it creates job opportunities for persons in the fields of sales, projects, service and security.Managing Director of GENEQUIP, Renger Van Dijk stated during the commissioning ceremony, “Our strength has always been our aftermarket services because our company is run by engineers. We have to make the customer happy. Fairness and honesty towards our customers is important for us”.He added, “GENEQUIP was established and not long after we became a John Deere distributor. It was not that easy because of several candidates but experience and a realistic approach worked in our favour”.The company has provided a number of reputable brands such as John Deere, Komatsu, Baldan, Lucas Mill, Menegotti and Masalta. It also recently become the authorised distributor for Yanmar, Maximal, Suzuki Marine, Genmac, Stamford-AvK and Gorman Rupp.Generally, the equipment covers sectors ranging from agriculture, construction, mining, power generation, material handling, oil and marine applications. With the move to this new facility, it further improves the ability to better serve its customers and also better accommodate its staff.However, Director of Sales, Shahdra Shoo announced plans to partner with farmers to optimise their yield using technological support from test farms.“We have started with 150 hectares of test farm where we are testing simple technologies for sugar cultivation and harvesting…The data collected from our test farm will be shared with other farmers to aid in their farm operations and soon we will be starting another test farm for rice cultivation,” he stated.GENEQUIP commenced operations in Guyana back 1992, with a line of heavy equipment at the Water Street branch. With increased demands, it moved to Houston and McDoom on the East Bank of Demerara. This new branch is accessible through South Ruimveldt.last_img read more