New-look Archers earn praise from Baldwin: They’re rugged, hardworking

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls La Salle is far from the team it used to be following the departure of Ben Mbala, Ricci Rivero and former coach Aldin Ayo.ADVERTISEMENT That toughness by La Salle nearly dealt Ateneo its first loss in the preseason after it climbed back from a four-point hole with 23.5 seconds left in regulation.Baldwin was impressed most with Santillan, who has emerged as one of the Archers’ main weapons this coming UAAP season.“Nobody is going to talk about Santi as the most talented player, but you talk about gutsy, you talk about clever. Watch him and his offensive rebounding he’s spectacular because he moves to where the ball is gonna rebound. He has tremendous feel,” Baldwin praised.Santillan and Justine Baltazar provided the muscle for La Salle, combining for 35 points and 22 rebounds with the former University of Visayas star leading the Archers with a game-high 19 points that went with nine rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Janine Pontejos gets gold in Fiba 3×3 shootout Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours But that doesn’t mean the Green Archers are no longer a force to reckon with.On Tuesday, Ateneo faced new-look La Salle and right away, Blue Eagles coach Tab Baldwin noticed the changes to the Green Archers starting with big man Santi Santillan.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 crown“Entirely different team. This is a big team, this is a rugged team,” Baldwin said after the Blue Eagles’ 81-75 overtime win in the Filoil Preseason Cup. “I think they’re characterized more by Santi Santillan’s toughness than they are by perhaps a lot of the glitz and glamour that was associated with the Green Archers last year.”“I don’t see any of that. I see a bunch of guys that are tough, hardworking, they’re big, they’re rugged and you know, they’re going to be a handful for everybody because they’re going to make life in and around the basket really tough,” he added. “The paint is gonna be a hard place to play the game against La Salle this coming year.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 View commentslast_img read more

Svitolina beats Bertens at WTA Finals

first_imgSurging Beermen blast Painters in Fajardo’s return Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “There’s still lots of work ahead,” said sixth-seeded Svitolina. “It’s the last match of the season, definitely now, and I’m going to give my best and leave everything on court.”Svitolina is chasing her fourth title this season, having already won at Brisbane, Dubai and Rome.Svitolina qualified for a second consecutive WTA Finals this year only because her Dutch opponent on Saturday failed to reach the Moscow semifinals. Bertens eventually qualified for the eight-player field when No. 1 Simona Halep withdrew from the tournament with a back injury.Bertens saved one set point on her serve in the 10th game of the first set, but couldn’t repeat that trick in the 12th game, double-faulting at 15-40 to surrender the set.Bertens failed to capitalize on four set points ahead of the second set tiebreaker, but pushed the match into a decisive third set with a return winner on her next set point.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Serving for her place in the final, Svitolina saved two break points before shutting Bertens down.This year is the first time since the round-robin format was reintroduced in 2003 that none of the top four seeded players — No. 1 Kerber, No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki, No. 3 Osaka and No. 4 Petra Kvitova — reached the semifinals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I think physically in the end it was just about running and chasing every ball.”Bertens played too risky a brand of tennis, posting 41 winners to 12 for Svitolina, but also making 63 to 36 unforced errors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSvitolina won all three of her round-robin matches.Sloane Stephens, who also went 3-0 in the round-robin format, plays Karolina Pliskova in the second semifinal. Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine, right, greet by Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands after their women’s singles semi final match at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)SINGAPORE — Last year Elina Svitolina became the first Ukrainian woman to play singles at the WTA Finals. This year Svitolina became the first woman from her country to reach the season-ending final after beating Kiki Bertens 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-4 Saturday.“It feels amazing and it was such a tough battle today,” said Svitolina, who pumped her fists and then blew kisses to the crowd after winning the semifinal.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

M&CC to decide on compensation for injured woman

first_img…who suffered a broken leg after falling into manhole at bus parkGeorgetown Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green, on Wednesday reminded that she is not solely responsible for compensating anyone for damages or injuries. Rather, it is a decision of the Council.At the time, the Mayor was responding to a letter she received from one Jenny Boston, who is claiming compensation for injuries she sustained when she fell into a manhole in August.The 51-year-old security guard, a resident of Henry Street, Werk-en-Rust, suffered a broken left leg when, at about 18:00hrs on August 11, she fell into a manhole in the vicinity of the Route #42 minibus park.According Boston, she encountered the manhole while returning home from the Stabroek Market. She initially noted that the taxi drivers operating in the vicinity were quite angry, since they had attempted to cover the manhole but the City Constables had removed the cover.Following the incident, Boston sought compensation from the City, but was informed to put it in writing and to provide documentation to support her claims.At Wednesday’s statutory meeting, Mayor Chase-Green said she had received another letter claiming compensation. It was previously reported that the City had agreed to compensate the injured woman, but the Mayor clarified that the council is yet to take such a decision.“I cannot say to anyone that, ‘Yes, you will be compensated.’ There is a standard operating procedure that has to be carried out. There has to be an investigation; they have to have all the medicals for claims, (and) to date we have not received all the medicals for claims from Ms. Boston; and so that matter is still to go to the Legal Affairs Committee,” she noted.“I do not pay compensation. It is for the Council to decide that, ‘Yes, that manhole is ours’; ‘Yes’ this would have happened, and this is all the records we have’. And until the Council decides on the amount of compensation, then and only then we can inform anyone of compensation,” Chase-Green explained.The issue has been referred to the City’s Legal Affairs and Security Committee for further investigation. However, the Mayor used the issue to remind the City Engineer’s Department to ensure that the manholes around the City are properly covered, to ensure that Council is not liable.At various statutory meetings, the Engineer’s Department has been continuously lambasted for its inefficiency. Mayor Chase-Green, back in March, had warned Engineer Colvern Venture to take control of his department, or the council would be forced to take action. (Lakhram Bhagirat)last_img read more

Dismissed sugar workers want severance, not sports bar – ex employees

first_imgGuySuCo-SPU clashBy Shemuel FanfairLess than two weeks after the appointment of its new Chairman, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) are battling over the conversion of the La Bonne Intention estate staff club into a sports bar, called the “Estate Lounge”. However, this move has drawn GuySuCo’s ire as terminated sugar workers feel resources should allocated to fund their severance payment rather than establishing a sports bar. The SPU secured a $30 billion bond for its divestments initiatives.However, dismissed Enmore sugar worker Rampersaud Prashad told Guyana Times that since 2017, he was supposed to be paid all of his severance. Nevertheless, he only received half that amount when Government paid several workers half of their severance in early 2018.“The 30 billion dollars what they get, they putting in sports bar [but] things real tight. I aint think they should ah do that; they should come out and give people them money,” Prashad observed.He indicated his eagerness to know the exact cost of the SPU’s overhaul of the staff club. Speaking on his current plight, the former Enmore worker stressed that he is barely able to make ends meet as it has been difficult for him to secure high-paying employment.“Nothing and deh but I trying to maintain my daughter and my son,” he said.“They could have given us we severance. Nobody thinking about East Demerara workers. Them in Wales and Berbice get [food] hampers but we never get none. After we get redundant, we don’t have organiser to protest,” the man lamented.Part-time sugar worker, Alex Paul Singh, who is one of the workers fighting for severance pay at Wales told Guyana Times that he is finding it difficult to care for his youngest daughter, 14, who is still in school.“The money what they take to spruce up LBI, Enmore, Rose Hall and Skeldon is fraud because all the estates was in the process of grinding. All the cane is there, NICIL (National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited) doesn’t have to spend money to get any canes,” the 57-year-old man stressed.He too feels that money currently being expended by NICIL’s SPU should have been directed at paying GuySuCo’s severed employees. He told this publication that he has been finding it difficult to get work outside of his part-time employment as a ‘Service Hand’ attached to the divested Wales entity.“I hustling with all kind of work; lil mason work for a two-day. I aint getting no permanent work,” he stressed.Former Skeldon worker in the fertiliser department, Naskisha Best is a mother of three school aged-children. She has been waiting on her severance pay and said she applied for a permanent job since June and has not gotten through as yet. She however told Guyana Times that from her knowledge, the SPU-managed entities have been employing fewer women and are opting to take on more men.“They said that they mostly taking on cane cutters,” Best explained.The establishment of the revamped sports bar comes amid protests from many workers who are owed severance payment after being terminated in late 2017. The GuySuCo is however clashing with the SPU which is the successive owner of divested sugar estates: Wales, Skeldon, Rose Hall, and the merged East Demerara Estate where thousands of workers lost their jobs as the industry downsized.Tasked with divestment by NICIL, the SPU is attempting to make the entities more attractive to investors, with Government having secured a $30 million bond to this end, with $17 billion made available under the first tranche over two months ago.According to information surfacing on Friday, the GuySuCo-SPU clash was in full effect when the Sugar Corporation blocked what was set to be the official launching of the “Estate Lounge”. SPU reportedly transformed GuySuCo’s staff club into a lounge but the sugar entity’s notice on FrPart of the improved facilities at LBIiday said that the launch was postponed until further notice.“Air-conditioned rum shop”People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall on Saturday berated the Government entity for its use of the $30 billion bond that was secured from Republic Bank. The former Attorney General deemed the situation a disconcerting one, given that the bond is, perhaps, the largest single domestic burrowing in Guyana’s history.He reasoned that the $17 billion which was already disbursed is lying “idle” in a NICIL bank account attracting interest at a rate of millions of dollars per month.He deemed the Estate Lounge a relaxation spot for “the big boys to enjoy their liquid and other entertainment”.“So money can be found to build a well-appointed, air-conditioned rum shop for the elitists to wine and dine but monies cannot be found to pay the 7000 workers, whose family has been placed on the breadline, their severance pay to which they are lawfully entitled. And this recreational joint is built in the estate’s compound within the clear sight of the workers and their suffering families who wonder daily from where the next meal will come. This must be one of the most inconsiderate, insensitive and callous governments ever,” the PPP executive outlined.Former sugar workers in Berbice have recently increased demonstrations calling for their severance pay. Meanwhile, many of their colleagues at Wales have been waiting for the outcome of an ongoing court case since early 2017. Justice Sandil Kissoon is said to be hearing the matter in the High Court. These workers demanded severance since they refused to take up work at the Uitvlugt Estate, which is 22 miles away from their original place of employment.last_img read more

Hermann Coal Mine receives EA certificate

first_imgThe ministry of Environment has announced an environmental assessment certificate has been granted for the Hermann Coal Mine project.Western Canadian Coal Corporation’s planned open-pit mine would be located 16 kilometres west of Tumbler Ridge.It’s reported to have the capacity to produce from 0.8 to 1.1 million tonnes of metallurgical coal per year, which would be hauled by truck to WCC’s Wolverine Coal Mine for processing.- Advertisement -The provincial assessement determined the project would not have significant adverse effects.Several steps still need to be taken before the project can go ahead, including liscensing and leasing.WCC is also committed to a range of environmental measures, including minimizing stream sedimentation, monitoring water quality, managing the generation of selenium, and restoring wildlife habitat at the mine’s closing.Advertisement It’s estimated the 55 million dollar project would generate 100 jobs, and 52 million dollars in taxes over its ten year life-span.last_img read more

Arsenal’s Cech turns down offer from Napoli

first_img0Shares0000Goalie Petr Cech said he plans to stay at Arsenal and try to rise above his rivals. © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISPRAGUE, Czech Republic, Jun 30 – Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech said on Saturday that he had turned down an offer from Napoli, even though the Gunners have signed German stopper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen.“My contract with Arsenal still has a year to run,” Cech told journalists in Zruc in his native Czech Republic. “The only thing I’m preparing for is the fight for number one in the net.” He said “Napoli were interested” without going into details.“My future is at Arsenal,” he said. “I didn’t think of changing clubs.”The 36-year-old joined Arsenal in 2015 after 11 years and almost 500 games with London rivals Chelsea. He was capped 114 times for the Czech Republic before retiring from international football in 2016.Cech has played more than 110 games for Arsenal. All those starts came under manager Arsene Wenger who has now been replaced by Spaniard Unai Emery.Leno is 26, has played 230 matches in seven seasons in the Bundesliga and has six caps for Germany although he was not part of the World Cup squad.Arsenal also have David Ospina, 29, who has been the starting goalkeeper for the Colombia team that have reached the last 16 in Russia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Local man admits missile deal

first_imgThe undercover agent was told the plan to import the missiles called for them to be first sent to Cambodia, then shipped on to the United States, according to Wu’s plea agreement. The agent was told that the daughter of the Cambodian president would facilitate the shipment in exchange for a $2 million bribe, according to the court document. The agent was told he was supposed to put down a deposit of $300,000 for the missiles, in addition to wiring $1 million to Cambodia, according to the plea agreement. Later, the agent was told that the third-party country “would have to be changed to Paraguay,” the plea agreement states. He was given a letter that was supposedly written by the defense minister of Paraguay, according to Wu’s plea agreement. Wu further acknowledged that by mid-August of 2005, the undercover agent had been given instructions for wiring a payment for the missiles to a bank in Hong Kong. The missiles themselves were supposed to arrive in a shipping container at the Port of Long Beach. In addition to the missiles charge, Wu pleaded guilty to five federal trafficking charges related to other goods brought into the country. In addition to the methamphetamine and counterfeit bills, he admitted trafficking in counterfeit Marlboro cigarettes from China and Ecstasy tablets. Horn said he is hopeful that Wu’s sentence will be “well below 25 years” in light of his assistance to prosecutors. U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer scheduled sentencing for July 31.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – A La Puente man who ran a business importing drugs and illegal goods from China admitted Wednesday he tried to broker a sale in the United States of shoulder-fired missiles, which can bring down airplanes. Chao Tung Wu, 54, pleaded guilty to conspiring to import the missiles for a buyer who turned out to be an undercover agent. Wu could face 25 years to life in prison. But defense attorney Gerson Horn said outside court that Wu’s plea bargain calls for federal prosecutors to recommend he receive less time in exchange for substantially assisting them in the case. When Wu was indicted last June on the missile charge, he was already in federal custody for allegedly conspiring to traffic in other illicit goods from Asia – including methamphetamine and counterfeit $100 bills – part of the government’s undercover sting. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventA co-defendant in the trafficking case, Rosemead resident Yi Qing Chen, was also indicted on the missile charge, and is awaiting trial. The two were the first ever charged under an anti-terrorism law enacted in December 2004 that outlaws importing aircraft-destroying missile systems into the United States. In Wu’s plea agreement, he admitted playing a role in arranging for shoulder-fired missiles to be imported from China, which the undercover agent was told would be done by routing them through a third country with the consent of bribed high-level officials in the third country. The indictment identifies the missiles as the QW-2 shoulder-fired type used by the Chinese military since the late 1990s. According to the indictment, Wu sent a proposal to the undercover agent in Pomona in April 2005 that stated the deal would be for 200 QW-2 missiles, each equipped with a “ground energy unit, firing unit \ optical aiming device.” The undercover agent was told the 200 missiles would cost him $18.3 million, the plea agreement states. However, on May 18, 2005, the agent was told the amount of missiles to be shipped was 20. last_img read more

Gardai investigating attack on park at climate change protest

first_imgGardai in Buncrana are investigating an incident of criminal damage which occurred during last week’s climate change protest.Ground lighting and fencing was damaged at St Patrick’s Park in Buncrana while the protest was going on on September 20th.Gardai say they would like to speak to any young people attending the protest who may have witnessed anything. “Those attending the protest may have been responsible or if not they may have witnessed it,” said a Garda spokesman.Gardai investigating attack on park at climate change protest was last modified: September 24th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

Several areas inundated in Rajasthan dam breach

first_imgA dam built as part of the Kumbha Ram Arya lift canal project near Malsisar town in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district breached on Saturday, inundating several areas in the region.The water swept away a large number of cattles and vehicles, but no loss of life was reported. Jhunjhunu Collector Dinesh Kumar Yadav said Kakdeu village and some government offices on the outskirts of Malsisar were submerged and several houses damaged. The dam – constructed barely three months ago – had 80 million litres per day (MLD) of water in terms of supply, stored at a height of 9 metres. A portion of the dam first developed cracks and later breached. The cause of the breach was yet to be ascertained. However, the flow of the water had been diverted towards open fields away from Malsisar, Mr. Yadav said.The State government rushed the State Disaster Relief Force teams from Jaipur to Malsisar, situated 210 km away. Disaster Management and Relief Secretary Hemant Gera was monitoring the situation. The rescue teams evacuated project officials and labourers trapped inside the dam’s filter plant, control tower and administrative building.last_img read more

Now, an institute for aspiring politicians

first_imgGood news for aspiring politicians. They will soon have an institute in Ghaziabad to learn the nuances of the profession, the Uttar Pradesh government said on Wednesday.The decision to establish a sprawling political training institute at a cost of ₹198 crore was taken on Wednesday at the State Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.“The Cabinet has approved establishment of a political training institute in Ghaziabad at a cost of ₹198 crore. It has also made a provision of ₹50 crore for the first phase of the institute to be set up on 60 bighas of land,” Urban Development Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna told reporters.”This will be a first-of-its-kind institute in the country,” he added.A to Z training The courses are being designed for the institute and will impart A to Z training to those planning entry into politics and also to the elected representatives, the Minister said.The institute will also offer lectures by prominent political personalities, including ambassadors, heads of states and other experts.The location of the institute has been selected in the National Capital Region so that those coming to Delhi can easily plan a visit there, the Minister said.The institute will be run by the Urban Development Department of Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Khanna said, adding that discussions are on with various national universities for its recognition so that its degrees have value and weight.The institute will become operational in the next two years, he said, adding that a committee has already been formed to decide its curriculum.last_img read more