Lost luggage means nothing as national team arrives with ‘gift’

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gilas Pilipinas arrived to a welcome fit for heroes on Monday night with coach Yeng Guiao and rugged forward RR Pogoy embracing the adulation even if their luggage was lost in transit.“It might have been left in Dubai or wherever, but I don’t care. I will never forget this experience,” Pogoy said in Filipino at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, where a small crowd of well-wishers cheered loudly for Guiao, who steered the Filipinos to two overseas wins and back to the Fiba World Cup that will be held in China later this year.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying View comments Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra The Philippines was the seventh qualifier from Asia, joining host China, Australia, New Zealand, Jordan, Japan and Iran in the 32-nation main draw which the Chinese will host in eight cities from Aug. 31-Sept. 15.“I know our countrymen didn’t waver in their faith, and our National team didn’t let them down,” said PBA commissioner Willie Marcial, who traveled to both Doha and Astana together with members of the board to support Gilas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title As title defense starts, Cangolf starters remain a mystery SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We all know that Filipinos love basketball so much,” Guiao said. “This is our gift to them.”Gilas pulled off victories over Qatar and Kazakhstan in a three-day span, shrugging off the effects of long plane rides and varying weather to punch one of the last World Cup tickets reserved for Asia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“What we did took a lot from us,” point guard Jason Castro said in Filipino. “The plane trips were tough, the climate was difficult to handle, and almost straight from the (Kazakhstan) game, we had to go to the airport [for the flight to home].“But it’s all worth it, seeing that our countrymen are happy,” he added.last_img read more

Region 3 residents await proper garbage disposal system

first_imgAlthough residents of Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) have called on the regional administration to implement a workable garbage system, they are of the belief that their calls have fallen on deaf ears.The calls were made in light of the large generation of waste specifically at the Vreed-en-Hoop stelling area which houses almost 50 businesses and the ferry stelling. Commuters would from time to time improperly dispose of their waste as they board the boats at the stelling.The entrance to the Vreed-en-Hoop Ferry StellingAdditionally, vendors who use the sides of the roadway to market their produce would leave the remnants stacked alongside the pavements.Guyana Times was told that persons residing in the communities have indicated that there has been no response from the regional administration on addressing the issue.“For months now we have been calling on the [Regional Democratic Council] RDC to fix this problem. It affects us, because the garbage that you see at the side of the road is being dumped into the trenches and it remaining there,” a resident stated.Residents related that at the end of the day when everyone has travelled back to their respective communities, they are the ones who remain in the toxic environment surrounded by trenches that are overflowing with garbage.One resident related that it was as a result of the dumping of garbage, the village would experience flooding during the rainy season since the drainage system would become clogged, making it difficult for water to recede in a timely manner.“We have to clean it ourselves, because if not then, you would get flood and now is the rain season and people have to go to work and school,” said another.In most cases, the work of the residents is inadequate to the amount of waste being disposed of in an unsightly manner.As such, the residents of Vreed-en-Hoop are renewing their calls for the authorities to take action against persons who improperly dispose of garbage.last_img read more

Joiner dies after allegedly beaten by ‘group of bullies’

first_imgA 41-year-old father of Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara, succumbed to injuries on Tuesday morning following a confrontation with a ‘group of bullies’ on Easter Monday. Dead is Balwan Ramsarran, a joiner, who was attacked and beaten by a well-known group of young men in Herstelling, sustaining several injuries about his body.An investigation has been launched.Details of this story will follow in the April 19, 2017 edition of Guyana.last_img

The city wants to hear your ideas to help energize downtown

first_imgThrough the assistance of a multidisciplinary team of planning and urban design professionals, and building on the 2011 Official Community Plan as well as the work completed in phase 1, phase 2 will identify a range of development and design concepts and priorities for both public and private realms. This will form the foundation for development of an implementation framework and detailed policies for action in phase 3.The city is hosting a “drop in” event on June 26, running from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Cultural Centre. During this time, the city will present an overview of background information along with some of their early design ideas of the future of our downtown core. – Advertisement – The same information will also be available at the city’s Canada Day booth, offering another opportunity for you to share ideas and even win a prize. PlaceSpeak, an online forum for ideas is currently running on the city’s website through the end of July, also being used to help shape concept options for the future of downtown. You find this forum by the following the link, https://www.placespeak.com/topic/1050-fort-st-john-energize-downtown/“Fort St. John is at an important crossroads and is expected to undergo significant growth over the coming years,” the press release reads. “The downtown has a key role to play in improving the quality and livability of the city as it undergoes this transformation.”Advertisement In August, the city will update the online forum to gather feedback on concept options.last_img read more

Jena Six teen freed from jail

first_imgBell is among six black Jena High School students arrested in December after a beating that left Barker unconscious and bloody, though the victim was able to attend a school function later the same day. Four of the defendants were 17 at the time, and legally adults under Louisiana law. Those four and Bell, who was 16, all were initially charged with attempted murder. Walters has said he sought to have Bell tried as an adult because he already had a criminal record, and because he believed Bell instigated the attack. The charges have been dropped to aggravated second-degree battery in four of the cases. One defendant has yet to be arraigned. The sixth defendant’s case is sealed in juvenile court. Critics accuse Walters, who is white, of prosecuting blacks more harshly than whites. They note that he filed no charges against three white teens suspended from the high school for allegedly hanging nooses in a tree on campus not long before fights between blacks and whites, including the attack on Barker. An estimated 20,000 to 25,000 protesters marched in Jena last week in a scene that evoked the early years of the civil-rights movement. Walters said the demonstration had no influence on the decision he announced Thursday, and ended his news conference by saying that only God kept the protest peaceful. “The only way – let me stress that – the only way that I believe that me or this community has been able to endure the trauma that has been thrust upon us is through the prayers of the Christian people who have sent them up in this community,” Walters said. “I firmly believe and am confident of the fact that had it not been for the direct intervention of the Lord Jesus Christ last Thursday, a disaster would have happened. You can quote me on that.” When the Rev. Donald Sibley, a black Jena pastor, called it a “shame” that Walters credited divine intervention for the protesters acting responsibly, the prosecutor said: “What I’m saying is, the Lord Jesus Christ put his influence on those people, and they responded accordingly.” After the news conference, Sibley told CNN that Walters had insulted the protesters by making a false separation between “his Christ and our Christ.” “I can’t diminish Christ at all. But for him to use it in the sense that because his Christ, his Jesus, because he prayed, because of his police, that everything was peaceful and was decent and in order – that’s not the truth,” Sibley said. Walters has said repeatedly that Barker’s suffering has been lost in the furor that erupted over the case, and that what happened to the teen was much more severe than a schoolyard fight. Walters also has defended his decision not to seek charges in the hanging of the nooses, which he said was “abhorrent and stupid” but not a crime.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! JENA, La. – A black teenager whose prosecution in the beating of a white classmate prompted a massive civil rights protest here walked out of a courthouse Thursday after a judge ordered him freed. Mychal Bell’s release on $45,000 bail came hours after a prosecutor confirmed he will no longer seek an adult trial for the 17-year-old. Bell, one of the teenagers known as the Jena Six, still faces trial as a juvenile in the December beating in this small central Louisiana town. “We still have mountains to climb, but at least this is closer to an even playing field,” said the Rev. Al Sharpton, who helped organize last week’s protest. “He goes home because a lot of people left their home and stood up for him,” Sharpton said. District Attorney Reed Walters’ decision to abandon adult charges means that Bell, who had faced a maximum of 15 years in prison on his aggravated second-degree battery conviction last month, instead could be held only until he turns 21 if he is found guilty in juvenile court. The conviction in adult court was thrown out this month by the state 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal, which said Bell should not have been tried as an adult on that particular charge. Walters had said he would appeal that decision. On Thursday, he said he still believes there was legal merit to trying Bell as an adult but decided it was in the best interest of the victim, Justin Barker, and his family to let the juvenile court handle the case. “They are on board with what I decided,” Walters said at a news conference. Walters said Bell faces juvenile court charges of aggravated second-degree battery and conspiracy to commit that crime. last_img read more

CASTLEFINN’S NORTH WEST GARDEN SHOW – IN PICTURES!

first_imgThousands of people turned up at the second annual North West Garden Show held in Castlefinn over the weekend.Dozens of exhibitors turned up at the event which showcased the best in garden companies from Donegal and further afield.From ride-on lawnmowers to arts and crafts and from barbeques to chemicals to make your lawn greener, there was something for everyone. It was no surprise that the show’s very special guest was kept busy over the weekend with questions from keen gardeners.But then again Diarmuid Gavin is no ordinary gardener having just picked up a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show.Our exclusive pictures of the two day show exactly how much both young and old enjoyed the occasion.Organisers say this year’s event surpassed the popularity of last year’s inaugural show and are already planning next year’s show. PICTURES BY KIND PERMISSION OF: NEWSPIXIRL CASTLEFINN’S NORTH WEST GARDEN SHOW – IN PICTURES! was last modified: May 29th, 2011 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)last_img read more

Arsenal and Liverpool transfer target set to join Atletico Madrid

first_img 1 Arsenal and Liverpool are set to miss out on Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins with Atletico Madrid in advanced talks over a transfer.The Portugal international was one of the players who left the Primeira Liga side after their players were attacked by supporters at the training ground. You can listen to live commentary of Sweden vs England live on talkSPORT. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets LIVING THE DREAM targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer center_img RANKED Both Arsenal and Liverpool have been heavily linked with the 23-year-old ace, with some rumours that the Gunners have already lodged a bid.But any move to England now looks highly unlikely with Martins close to agreeing a deal to join Atletico Madrid.The Spanish club have already landed Thomas Lemar this summer and, according to Marca, they are on the verge of rubber-stamping an agreement for Martins too.The Portugal international scored eight goals in 31 league appearances for Sporting last term. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing LATEST TOP WORK moving on Latest Transfer news Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star three-way race Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Arsenal and Liverpool transfer target Gelson Martins looks set to join Atletico Madrid. last_img read more

JIM DOHERTY ON TARGET FOR SPORTS STAR AWARD

first_imgJim Doherty the Newtowncunningham Clay Pigeon Shooter is to receive the ‘International Achievement’ award at next Friday night’s Donegal Sports Star function in the Mount Errigal Hotel (January 25th).And his 2012 successes have again put him in the frame to retain the county’s ‘Overall Sports Star Award’, which he won last January for his achievements in the previous yearWhile Doherty may not have attained the same level of success that earned him the ‘Overall Award’ for 2011 he still represented Ireland on three different teams at the World, European and Home International competitions in Wales last July. He ended Doherty as runner-up in the Home International category in an Irish team that he has been a member of every year since 1997.Despite all his success on the international stage in recent years he only won his first national title in March at Garbally in Tyrone, which clearly demonstrates the high standard of the sport in this country.Tickets for the Donegal Sports Star Awards on next Friday night, January 25th can now be booked by contacting the Mount Errigal Hotel on 9122700. Tickets are priced at 25 euro for adults and 15 euro for primary school pupils.For further information on the Donegal County Council sponsored event visit donegalsportsstarawards.ie. or follow us on Facebook at Donegalsports Starawards.  JIM DOHERTY ON TARGET FOR SPORTS STAR AWARD was last modified: January 18th, 2013 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:CLAY PIGEON SHOOTERJIm DohertySPORTS STAR AWARDlast_img read more

Competitions committee releases 2018/19 FUFA Women Elite league groups

first_imgKawempe Moslem are the defending champions of the FUFA Women Elite League (Photo by FUFA Media)MENGO – The FUFA Competitions committee has on Friday; 03-08-2018 releases the FUFA Women Elite League groups for the upcoming season.Like in the past, the league will feature two groups, each consisting of eight teams.The two groups have maintained their names; Victoria and Elizabeth.Defending champions Kawempe Muslim will be in the Victoria group and will tussle it out with almost a similar fold like it was last season.Ajax Queens, Gafford Ladies, She Corporate, Muteesa I Royal University and Rines WFC were all in Victoria group last season and will compete in the same fold for the upcoming season.These will be joined by new comers Lady Doves from Masindi and Dynamic SS.Elizabeth group has also almost seen the same teams from last season apart from the new entrants in Bugiri Town View and Saviour WFC.The two will have to face off with last season’s finalists Olila Women from Soroti, UCU Lady Cardinals, Isra Academy, Uganda Martyrs,Kampala Queens, She MAK and Wakiso Hills.Dates for the kickoff of the 5th edition of the league will be communicated at a later date but it is highly anticipated that the first ball will be kicked in late September.The 2018/19 FUFA Women Elite League groups:Elizabeth Group:1.UCU Lady Cardinals2.Isra Academy3.Olila Women FC4.Wakiso Hills5.Saviour WFC6.Bugiri Town View7.Uganda Martyrs8.Kampala QueensVictoria Group:1.Ajax Queens2.Kawempe Muslim3.Gafford Ladies4.Lady Doves5.Muteesa I Royal University6.Rines WFC7.She Corporate8.Dynamic SSComments Tags: FUFA Women Elite League 2018/19last_img read more

Talk about snail mail! Message in a bottle is answered eight years later

first_imgDonegal woman Aileen Proctor cast out a message in a bottle in February 2009 and has finally got her response – all the way from Norway!In February 2009, over 50 messages in bottles were dropped from a fishing trawler 30 miles west of Arranmore as part of a fundraising event for the RNLI Arranmore Lifeboat.Several of the bottles were returned within a period of 8 months, located in Donegal and off the west coast of Scotland, but it took eight years for Aileen Proctor’s bottle to reach Hustadvika on the western shore of Norway. The bottle was found by Peter Lefstad Dalsbø who very kindly returned the message to the lifeboat station recently.The message in the bottle stated when and where the bottle was dropped and asked the finder to return it the lifeboat station. Peter wrote to the station when he found the message, saying he was at his holiday home at Hustadvika where he was spending his Easter holidays when he came across the bottle on the shore.Although the message was small, it travelled miles to bring news of the RNLI and the Arranmore Lifeboat across the waves. It also serves to highlight the RNLI’s “respect the water” campaign. Never underestimate the power of the sea.Talk about snail mail! Message in a bottle is answered eight years later was last modified: June 29th, 2017 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:arranmoremessage in a bottleRNLIlast_img read more