Magnolia posts back-to-back wins, beats Ravena-led NLEX

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Not even the heroics of Kiefer Ravena, who tallied a new career-best 31 points along with five assists, four rebounds, and four steals in the game, could avert NLEX’s second straight loss. The second overall rookie pick could only get his side within eight, 87-79, with 9:16 remaining before the Hotshots once again held the Road Warriors at bay.“It’s a total team effort, everybody stepped up on defense. They’re No. 1 in offense and we limited them to under 100 points so that’s good for us,” said Victolero.JR Quiñahan racked up 22 markers, 10 rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in the losing effort, while Kevin Alas had seven of his 13 points come in the fourth quarter.The Scores:MAGNOLIA 105 – Lee 21, Dela Rosa 14, Herndon 11, Ramos 11, Jalalon 9, Simon 9, Melton 7, Pingris 7, Barroca 5, Sangalang 5, Reavis 4, Gamalinda 2, Brondial 0, Pascual 0.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Despite annihilation of Kia, Banchero says Alaska still has a lot of work to do OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Rome dela Rosa also contributed in the payoff period, pouring in seven of his 14 markers. He also had four boards and two assists, while Aldrech Ramos and Robbie Herndon both had 11 points each.Marc Pingris was also a force to be reckon with on the defensive end as he hauled down 15 rebounds to go with his seven markers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“This is good for us. At least in our first two games in the new year, the mindset of the players have been good,” said Magnolia coach Chito Victolero.Magnolia slowly established control in the game and finally pulled away in the third quarter, staging an 18-3 salvo to grab a 71-48 advantage after a Lee three at the 7:29 mark of the frame. NLEX 94 – Ravena 31, Quiñahan 22, Alas 13, Miranda 9, Fonacier 8, Mallari 5, Baguio 4, Tiongson 2, Al-Hussaini 0, Gotladera 0, Rios 0.Quarters: 30-18, 51-43, 85-68, 105-94.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMagnolia registered back-to-back wins after a wire-to-wire victory over NLEX, 105-94, in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Paul Lee unloaded 21 points, three rebounds and four assists to lead the Hotshots to a 3-1 slate.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

PM’s letter to GNNL Chairperson worrying

first_imgDear Editor,I am shocked, but I cannot say surprised, at the letter written by Prime Minister Nagamootoo to Chairperson of the Chronicle National Newspapers Limited, Ms. Geeta Chandan.Mr. Nagamootoo accuses the Chairperson of being less than transparent in her handling of Mr. Duncan’s dismissal; and of being party to a process that was arbitrary, capricious, unlawful, and in excess of jurisdiction. Wow! Legal language for a Queen’s Counsel; it’s a pity that Mr. Nagamootoo has not taken Silk as yet.But back to the matter at hand. It is revolting and unbecoming for a Minister — more so a Prime Minister — to hang out his Chairperson to public ridicule, odium and contempt in the eyes of the public. What right does a Minister have to overturn a decision of the Board and re-instate someone whose tenure was fraught with problems, to say the least? On what authority can a Minister interject himself in the operation of a company? Is this what people voted for in 2015? Is this change? Maybe it is, but for the worse.Those who were wondering why Mr. Nagamootoo was not preferred for higher office with the PPP need not look any further. Blind and unadulterated opportunism appears to be his trademark.Remember, Dr. Cheddi Jagan had anointed him to be president; it would appear he cannot wait to be president.President Granger needs to take serious note of what is going on here. He has a Prime Minister who would do anything for power.Duncan’s reinstatement has all to do with the AFC elections, and nothing to do with good governance at the Chronicle. President Granger has to remember that he is not well, and his ‘number two’ must be someone he can trust. The Prime Minister should do what is expected of him and yield the Presidency to an APNU candidate. I am not sure Mr. Nagamootoo can be trusted to do such a thing.The shenanigans that have played out these past few days have exposed Mr. Nagamootoo for what he really is – someone thirsty for power. I am told that he reneged on an undertaking to be a one-term Prime Minister.But even if that is not so, here he is, picking a fight with a co-founder of the AFC; someone who encouraged him to join the AFC, and at whose Chambers, I am told, he learnt his trade as a lawyer. I think there is a word for this: Neemakaran.Yours respectfully,Lance Veecocklast_img read more

Education Ministry launches $6M ‘Smart’ classroom

first_imgThe first ‘Smart’ classroom was launched on Friday at the National Centre for Education and Resource Development (NCERD) with the aim of connecting schools and classrooms in real-time across Guyana using innovative technology. Additionally, the classroom will bridge the gap between coastal schools and those in the hinterland and rural communities.The ‘Smart’ classroom programme being demonstrated on the Promethean BoardChief Education Officer Marcel Hutson said the initiative marks a significant day in the history of education delivery in Guyana. He added that it is symbolic of the education sector embracing the use of technology to deliver education; something the Ministry has been clamouring to do for the longest while.Hutson said the occasion is just the beginning and efforts will be made to establish similar rooms across Guyana, adding that the benefits are tremendous as children and teachers can benefit from interactive learning “shifting away from the chalk and talk”.Meanwhile, Education Minister Nicolette Henry said the launch of the ‘Smart’ classroom represents a high moment of the Ministry as it is embracing a 21st Century teaching tool. She said the use of the ‘Smart’ classroom epitomises the Ministry’s efforts at providing quality education to all and reducing disparities between the hinterland, rural and coastal areas; an issue that will be a primary focus for the Ministry as it moves into the New Year.Sheldon Blair demonstrating how the programme can be used to view the content of a number of textbooksAdditionally, ICT Coordinator within the Education Ministry, Marcia Thomas said the equipment that has been set up in a special room at NCERD was bought at a cost of US$30,000. The room features a touchscreen Promethean Board, 30 charging stations for tablets, smartphones and computers and ergonomic furniture for the pupils to use.She said the E-Governance Unit provided the Internet connection for the NCERD building.During the launch, students and teachers from eight of the 10 administrative regions were connected and were able to interface with each other. Also, a number of textbooks used in the public-school system are available for use through the system. One feature of the state-of-the-art technology is that the teacher using the equipment can log the students off so that they can focus on the Promethean Board while she teaches and log them in back into the system when material on their tablets are required.To use the system, tablets, smartphones and computers, one would need to have access to a Zoom Cloud Meetings platform that is available on the Google Play Store. The ‘Smart’ classroom can be used to connect schools, thereby creating a universal classroom where one teacher can teach as many students as possible.last_img read more

Vendor gets community service for traffic offence

first_imgFruit vendor Chandrawattie Jaikaran on Monday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, charged for obstruction of traffic while plying her trade of vending.Jaikaran pleaded guilty to the charge, which detailed that on September 6, 2018, she caused an obstruction to the public way by placing therein two wheel burrows containing limes, oranges and carrots, along with other bags.In the facts presented the court, the police claimed that on the day in question, at Waterloo Street, Georgetown, Constable Sears observed the defendant standing behind two wheel burrows containing the above mentioned fruits, and persons using the roadway having to divert.Having observed Jaikaran in this position for three days, Constable Sears confronted her and enquired if she had permission to sell, and she replied in the affirmative. However, this was not the case, and she was arrested and later charged for the offence.In defending herself, Jaikaran told the court she was not present at the time the constable visited, but was instead arrested and charged.As a penalty for the offence, the Chief Magistrate has ordered that Jaikaran perform 2 weeks’ community service.last_img read more

6 arrested for KN grenade attack

first_imgHaving obtained CCTV footage from Saturday night’s incident when a live grenade was hurdled at a vehicle belonging to Kaieteur News Publisher Glenn Lall at the newspaper’s Saffon Street office, detectives have since arrested a number of persons who are in custody assisting with the investigation.According to the Police, after reviewing the surveillance footage, it was revealed that the grenade was hurled from a heavily tinted unlicensed grey Spacio motor vehicle. Leads based on the footage resulted in investigators detaining six suspects and impounding a motor car on Tuesday.Surveillance footage of the suspected vehicle as it passed by Lall’s vehicle Saturday nightThe live grenade that was found next to Lall’s SUV shortly after the vehicle in question had passed“The suspects were arrested in the wee hours of June 7, 2016 at different locations and are in custody assisting with investigations,” the Police said in a statement.When questioned about the suspects in custody, A Division (Georgetown and East Bank Demerara) Commander Clifton Hicken told this newspaper that the Police did not want to divulge any information about the six persons as yet, noting that at the time (Tuesday night) investigators were still questioning the individuals about the incident.Nevertheless, Hicken assured that the Force was working assiduously to find the perpetrator of the attack that has caused much stir within the country.The live grenade was hurled at Lall’s vehicle as Kaieteur News held its first night of wakes to pay respect to Assistant Editor Dale Andrews who died on Friday.Persons who were at the wake recalled hearing a strange sound, but only assumed that it was the sound of a glass shattering. However, when a thorough check was made, the grenade was found lying next to the right tyre of Lall’s black Lexus vehicle.The Police were summoned and the area was immediately cordoned off while bomb experts deactivated the device. They noted it was a miracle that the live grenade did not explode.This attack on Lall has been condemned by many, with Government calling it an act of “domestic terrorism”. In a statement on the night of the attack, Government said it was alarmed by the act of domestic terrorism attempted against the newspaper and pledged its resolute support in defence of press freedom in Guyana.“We do not believe that the dropping of a grenade, even if a fake device, alongside a newspaper publisher’s vehicle could be considered a joke or a hoax. It was grave and an undisputed act of terror designed to intimidate, harm and create fear,” the coalition Administration stated.On Monday, General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee too expressed great concern over the attack, saying that his PPP has always been opposed to any act of terrorism.In addition, the Guyana Press Association (GPA) has stated that such an attack has a chilling effect on press freedom. “All stakeholders in the international community, Opposition, Government and civil society must speak out against what seems like a calculated act to intimidate the work of Kaieteur News. The media in Guyana must be allowed to carry out its crucial work of being society’s watchdog, ensuring transparency and efficacy in State and the Private Sector, without frightening distractions like these,” the GPA said.Moreover, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) also condemned the act. The PSC in a statement urged the Police to expedite their investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice in the shortest possible time.A number of other media organisations have also condemned the attack.last_img read more

Rural Paramedics get funding to improve training

first_imgA total over $345,000 has been awarded to Paramedic’s in BC.The bursary awards program established by the Ministry of Health Services will see a total of 39 Primary Care and 10 Advanced Care Paramedic’s receive monies to help defray license upgrade costs.“Improved training for emergency medical responders means better pre-hospital care for patients, said Health Services Minister George Abbott. “The bursary award is one of the many recruitment and retention initiatives underway to attract paramedics to positions in rural and remote communities.”- Advertisement -From 109 first round applicants, 49 bursary award recipients were selected and these individuals have indicated an interest in serving as Primary Care Paramedics or Advanced Care Paramedics across British Columbia. Preference for the Primary Care Paramedic bursary awards was given to those individuals currently working in, or looking to work in, rural and remote communities. The areas likely to benefit from PCP trained students include: Anahim Lake, Central/South Okanagan, Chase, Clearwater, Cranbrook, Fort St. John, Gabriola Island, Galiano Island, Golden, Hazelton, Kaslo, Lumby, Prince George, Midway, Mill Bay, New Hazelton, Smithers, Pemberton/Squamish, Pender Island, Port McNeill, Revelstoke, Salt Spring Island, Sunshine Coast, Terrace, Thompson Okanagan Region, and Victoria.last_img read more

MACLOCHLAINN: MORE GARDA RESOURCES NEEDED AMID RISING CRIME FIGURES

first_imgDeputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn calls for more investment in Garda resources to fight serious crimeSINN Féin Justice Spokesperson Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has expressed his deep concern at the latest crime figures which show a 15% increase in serious crime. According to figures due to be published by the Central Statistics Office, the number of assaults, thefts and burglaries has risen by 15% in the last year.Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “While these figures are alarming, they unfortunately do not come as a surprise.“This is the knock-on effect that Sinn Féin warned of while this Government drove forward with its austerity plan and was intent in cutting back on the vital resources that our Gardaí needed to do their job. “There is a direct correlation between these figures and the closure of rural Garda stations, the lack of investment in Garda resources, and the delay in lifting the recruitment moratorium.”Added the Donegal TD: “Communities right across the country are, once again, paying the price of Government cutbacks while criminals become increasingly aware of the resource crisis within An Garda Síochána.“Local businesses too, such as Café Donagh in my own constituency that was subject to a cowardly attack over the weekend, are falling victims to these criminal elements who are continuing to terrorise local communities.“There is a simple solution to be found here. “In order for our police force to be fit for the purpose of a modern force, the Government must increase investment in Garda personnel and resource.“The operational and oversight changes that have been introduced only go part of the way to achieving an effective policing service.“Investment is needed to support these changes if we want our Gardaí to be truly effective in tackling serious crime.”MACLOCHLAINN: MORE GARDA RESOURCES NEEDED AMID RISING CRIME FIGURES was last modified: June 8th, 2015 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:AN GARDA SIOCHANAMACLOCHLAINN: MORE GARDA RESOURCES NEEDED AMID RISING CRIME FIGURESPADRAIG MACLOCHLAINNlast_img read more

Two Donegal SVP shops honoured with top awards

first_imgThe hard-working teams behind two local Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) Vincent’s are celebrating their success in the 2018 SVP National Shops Awards.SVP Charity stores in Bundoran and Letterkenny were among the award winners who received recognition at the event in Croke Park last Thursday.Vincents Bundoran: Alice Gavigan, Secretary; PatriciaVincent’s Bundoran won two awards in the North West Region category. The store earned awards for its Window Dressing and the second as the Team of the Year. Vincent’s shop in Letterkenny won the regional Business Development Award.Vincent’s Letterkenny : Olga Hossack, Shop Manager with Padraic McDonagh , SVP Retail Regional Manager and Dermot McGilloway, SVP National Retail Development Manager.There are over 220 Vincent’s shops throughout Ireland. Vincent’s charity shops are a very important aspect of the service SVP provides. Not only do they provide people with new and lightly worn items at affordable prices, they also provide an income source for the Society, which is recycled directly back into the community.The charity shops are managed by a small number of professionals, assisted by a large number of volunteers and by community employment trainees. The profits generated from the charity shops, some of which also supply furniture, are recycled into local Conferences around Ireland to support those in need.Local SVP Conferences can also provide people with Vincent’s Gift Tokens for clothing and furniture, which they can use in any of the shops. The second-hand clothes and other items donated to Vincent’s charity shops make a difference to people in need in their communities.To find your nearest SVP shop go to www.svp.ie/shops Call 01 8386990, or email retailvolunteer@svp.ieTwo Donegal SVP shops honoured with top awards was last modified: July 5th, 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:awardsST VINCENT DE PAULSVPvincent’slast_img read more

Big celebrations this Friday as Glencar Service Station switches to Circle K

first_imgThe party is about to begin at Glencar Service Station in Letterkenny this Friday from 1-3pm to celebrate a new era for the complex.The petrol station is rebranding to Circle K, joining Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer group.It’s an exciting time for Glencar, as the station has been serving the community for over 20 years. The rebranding party from 1pm-3pm on Friday 20th September will feature fun giveaways on the day and entertainment for the kids. All are welcome to join the celebrations and avail of special offers in-store on the day.The Glencar Service Station team are proud to join the Circle K group and offer innovative service offerings. Not only do they have premium fuels from Circle K and car accessories,  but they also have cash & carry home fuels with special offers, do home-ware, hardware, grocery, Helium balloons, services such as bill pay, lotto, top-ups, mass cards, toll pay, bin tags, Fastways Drop-offs and so much more. Glencar Service Station, Letterkenny Glencar Service Station Glencar Service Station, LetterkennyGlencar Service Station, LetterkennyThe station underwent a refurbishment at the same time as roadworks were carried out locally to have minimal disruption to customers. The Circular Road at Glencar was one of the first areas to be hit by the impact of the roadworks, but it is now one of the first areas to be completely clear of disruption.The Glencar Shopping Centre is a one-stop-shop for the community with ample parking. The centre has a large range of services – including a bar & off licence, restaurant, pharmacy, supermarket, hair & beauty, butchers, post office, service station, charity shop, sunbeds, barbers, gym, pet shop, bookmakers, solicitors, physiotherapist, travel agent, financial advice.Glencar Shopping CentreBig celebrations this Friday as Glencar Service Station switches to Circle K was last modified: September 18th, 2019 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:Businesscircle kforecourtGlencar Service Stationletterkennypetrollast_img read more

Eureka girls bow out of NorCals

first_imgThe Eureka girls season ended Tuesday with a 44-34 loss to visiting Valley Christian in the NorCal semifinals. “It’s a tough pill for this team, and especially our seniors, to swallow,” Eureka head coach Clifford Napoleon said. “But that scoreboard does not take away from what kind of season we had.”The No. 2 seed Loggers (26-7) took a 21-18 lead over No. 3 seed Valley Christian (16-14) into halftime after what was an intensely physical first half. However, Valley Christian came out of the …last_img