Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas opens Champions Cup with rousing win vs Kazakhs

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson BC ASTANA 65 — Gavrilov 11, Clemmons 10, Carter 10, Degtyarev 8, Murzagaliyev 8, Zhigulin 8, Yergali 6, Kolesnikov 2, Marchuk 2, Chsherbak 0.Quarters: 21-19, 35-43, 57-55, 73-65. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Photo from FibaAsia.comChooks-to-Go Pilipinas did just enough to hold off BC Astana, 73-65, to open its 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup campaign Friday at Chenzhou Sports Center in Chenzhou, China.Kiefer Ravena uncorked nine of his 22 points in the third quarter, where the Philippine side staged a huge fightback after being down by as big as 11, 40-29.ADVERTISEMENT Pingris grateful for coach, teammates’ support as he gets 5k points The 23-year-old also had three rebounds, two assists, and two steals, including the game-sealing freebies with 20 seconds left in the clock as Gilas got off to a good start in the continental club competition.Isaiah Austin also impressed in his first game in national team colors, firing 17 markers, 18 rebounds, and six blocks to hold the paint for Chooks-to-Go.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogJett Manuel also added 10 points, while Jeric Teng got seven in the victory.Chooks rallied back from a 51-44 deficit midway in the third quarter with a 13-2 blast, punctuated by a Jeric Teng three to take a 57-53 lead with 1:14 left in the period. 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 DAY6 is for everybody Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene BC Astana stayed alive in the fourth quarter, thanks to back-to-back triples from Anthony Clemmons and Alexandr Zhigulin in the final 3:48 that cut Chooks’ lead down to two, 65-63, but LA Revilla and Austin iced the win with huge baskets in the end game.Dmitriy Gavrilov paced BC Astana with 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Clemmons and Justin Carter both had 10 in the defeat.Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas will shoot for its second win on Saturday as it takes on Sarreyet Ramallah of Palestine.The Scores:CHOOKS-TO-GO PILIPINAS 73 — Ravena 22, Austin 17, Manuel 10, Jeri. Teng 7, Jose 6, Revilla 5, Cruz 2, Torres 2, Jero. Teng 1, Tamsi 1, Vosotros 0.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

Berbice farmers want lease revocation fast tracked

first_img…after co-op member fraudulently obtains new leaseA group of farmers on the Corentyne are calling on the Chief Co-operatives Development Officer, Perlina Gifth, to fast track the revocation of a land lease that was granted to a family through fraudulent misrepresentation.Guyana Times was told that several decades ago, the Johns/Clifton Co-operative Society Limited had obtained a block of land from the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), which was then divided among its 30 members, who have since built their homes on the front part of the land and got involved in various agricultural activities on the back part of the lands.A few years ago, through the then Ministry of Housing, the 30 families managed to get transport for the lands their homes were built on, while the farm lands at the back remained on lease.This newspaper understands that, over the years, the co-op had become defunct and the lease expired about two years. As such, the farmers approached the only surviving founding member of the Co-op to have the lease renewed, and they had approached GuySuCo for same.However, the founding member went behind their backs and gathered members of his immediate and extended family, and went to re-register the co-op without the knowledge of the other existing members.They reported withhold this and other critical information about the history of theThe aggrieved farmers with their lawyer Anil Nandlall on Fridayco-op from the authorities, and managed to get the lease renewed, with new members for some 350 acres of lands, including the portion that has been transformed into transported lands, where the old members are residing. The holders of the new lease, none of whom lives in the ‘co-op area’ that was part of the original lease, are now attempting to take control over the lands.The new lease was issued by the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), which has taken over portions of GuySuCo’s assets, including canefields, to divest.After finding out about the new lease, the old members, most of whom are farmers, then went to the State’s Privatisation Unit and informing them that the authorities there were misled into granting the new lease with false information provided.The lawyer of the aggrieved farmers, Attorney-at-law Anil Nandlall, said NICIL has since agreed to revoke the new lease, but only after being given the go ahead by the Chief Co-op Officer.“NICIL has promised to revoke the new lease and work with the Co-op officer in bring a resolution to this matter. Unfortunately, the Co-op Officer is not acting with the speed that is required, and as time passes, the situation becomes progressively worse on the ground to the extent now where there is physical confrontation taking place between the old members and the new members of the Society,” Nandlall explained.The farmers disclosed that the Chief Co-op Officer a few months ago had promised to have it revoked, but this is yet to happen.“Ms Gifth admitted that her office had made a mistake and given this land to this guy them, and she will try her best to bring it to a resolution; but, up to today, nothing happened… I glad if the Chief Co-op officer could do something very soon, because this thing dragging for a very long time, and we running out of patience,” one of the farmers, Doodnauth Persaud, related to this publication.On Friday, Nandlall’s office contacted the Chief Co-op Officer and she asked to meet again with the farmers. And during that meeting, she told the men to produce copies of their transport and receipts from selling produce from the leases to show that the lands were being used.“Now, when the truck come and load up the paddy and take it to the mill, we don’t collect receipt or anything; and when people come buy one or two chickens, I don’t give them receipt so where we gonna find that to give her…? It look like she dragging she foot on this matter,” Persaud lamented.Meanwhile, the farmers are currently living in fear. Another farmer, Ramrattan Mohabir, has decried that since the new lease was granted since last year, they are being threatened and prevented from using the lands which they have been occupying for decades.“They put a gate on the dam and padlock it so nobody can’t go at the back there to do anything except them… They saying that the lands [at the back] was not being occupied and was not being cultivated, but only as recent as March, rice was reaped from the land, and I even have about 80 coconut trees but I can’t even go in there,” the frustrated man said.last_img read more

Senior GPHC department head demoted

first_img…director resigns fearing demotionA senior Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) Head of Department was allegedly removed within the course of the past weeks, causing much tension at the medical institution.A source at the public medical facility told Guyana Times on Saturday that there seemed to be an ongoing purging of senior management.Attention was pointed to the recent demotion of Dr Sheik Amir, who was the Director of Medical and Professional Services. Dr Amir, who has served the Corporation for over 19 years, is a decorated surgeon. The reasons behind his demotion are unclear.Guyana Times’ attempts to contact him for a comment proved futile. Dr Amir’s post was given to an orthopaedic surgeon, who spends approximately one-third of the year on missions in Belize. It is unclear at this time how this will affect the operations of the Medical and Professional Services Division.Dr Amir’s demotion comes weeks after former Director of Facilities, Andy Mahadeo resigned. A source close to Mahadeo confirmed that the director was pressured into resigning after being threatened with demotion. He served the Corporation for nearly five years in managerial posts and has both a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and a Master’s Degree.Information emerging from the Hospital is that the departments were reportedly taken over by four individuals.Meanwhile, State Minister, Joseph Harmon had announced that a new Board for the GPHC was installed with Kesaundra Alves continuing as the Chairperson. The other members included Dr Holly Alexander, Colette Adams, Sonya Roopnauth, Cleopatra Barkoye and Kemton Alexander. However, Alexander was later replaced by First Vice President of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), Dawn Gardner.Members of the Board of Directors are appointed to serve for one year.last_img read more

Sarri wants more goals from Hazard

first_img0Shares0000Eden Hazard struck three times in a virtuoso display against Cardiff © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 15 – Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri hailed Eden Hazard as the best player in Europe after the Belgian’s hat-trick inspired a 4-1 victory over Cardiff on Saturday to maintain the Italian coach’s perfect Premier League start.However, Sarri believes Hazard can be even more prolific if he preserves his energy more to make the difference in the final third. “I thought that Hazard was one of the best players in Europe. But now I change my mind because maybe he is the best,” said Sarri of the man crowned the second-best player at the World Cup this summer.Hazard struck twice in seven minutes just before half-time to cancel out Sol Bamba’s early shock for the hosts at Stamford Bridge before completing his hat-trick from the penalty spot to take his tally for the season to five goals in just three starts.But Sarri wants his star man to spend more time closer to the opposition goal rather than dropping deep to get attacks started.“Hazard can improve more. I think he can spend less energy than now at 50 or 60 metres from the opposition goal,” added the former Napoli boss.“I told him… for me you can score 40 goals but you have to spend less energy. You have to play in the last 25 metres.”And Hazard hailed the freedom Sarri’s set-up has offered him to get forward and try to improve on his best ever tally of 19 goals for a season in English football.“(He) just wants us to play and to find space between the lines so then Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Cesc Fabregas can find us,” said Hazard.“We have a lot of freedom on the pitch, and at the moment when we try and do something, it’s coming off.”– Unlikely title challenge –Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri believes Eden Hazard is the best player in Europe. The Belgian scored a hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Cardiff © AFP / Glyn KIRKChelsea rebuffed interest from European champions Real Madrid for Hazard after the player himself declared an interest in moving on after the World Cup.And that resilience could yet yield an unlikely title challenge after finishing 30 points adrift of Manchester City last season.Willian’s sumptuous strike for Chelsea’s fourth edged the Blues ahead of Liverpool at the top of the table on goal difference with City just two points further back.But Sarri insists last season’s champions and Champions League finalists remain the benchmark for his side.“My target is to be the best team in England, but not in one month. Maybe one season, maybe a little more but our target is this.“At the moment, for me, in my opinion, Liverpool and Manchester City are better than us.”The feeling of being outclassed is one Cardiff may become accustomed to, having failed to significantly strengthen over the summer on their return to the top flight.Neil Warnock’s men have picked up just two points in 0-0 draws with a man advantage against Newcastle and Huddersfield from their opening five games.“We have got to learn quickly because these top teams punish you,” said Warnock.Cardiff couldn’t have asked for a better start when a well-worked Joe Ralls free-kick was headed across goal by Sean Morrison and bundled in at the back post by Bamba.However, they had no answer to Hazard’s trickery as he dummied a ball into the path of Olivier Giroud and then fired the Frenchman’s return pass low into the far corner.Hazard had the help of a deflection to put Chelsea in front from close range and gave the home side breathing space from the spot after Willian was felled by Bamba.Moments later Willian capped the rout with his own moment of magic with a wonderful curling effort from 20 yards that bent into the top corner.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Under-pressure Mourinho defends Martial move after Hammer blow

first_img0Shares0000Jose Mourinho will face more scrutiny after another damaging defeat © AFP / Ian KINGTONLondon, United Kingdom, Sep 29 – Jose Mourinho defended his decision to play Anthony Martial instead Alexis Sanchez after a 3-1 loss away to West Ham on Saturday condemned Manchester United to a third defeat in seven Premier League games — their worst start to a domestic campaign in nearly 30 years.United have 10 points from seven league games, the last time they started worse was in 1989/90, in the old First Division, though they also collected just 10 points in the first seven games of David Moyes’ ill-fated reign. This latest reverse added to the pressure on under-fire manager Mourinho. “For many months people are asking for Martial,” Mourinho told BT Sport about his choice of attackers. “This week it was time to agree and to say let’s give a chance to Martial and let’s leave Alexis out.”United, who kicked off eight points adrift of leaders Liverpool, were behind as early as the fifth minute at the London Stadium, when Anderson opened the scoring for West Ham.And they were 2-0 down before half-time when Andriy Yarmalenko’s shot from inside the box deflected off Victor Lindelof for an own-goal.Barely 60 seconds after midfielder Paul Pogba — whose stand-off with Mourinho during a training session earlier this week featured heavily on social media — was substituted, United cut the deficit through Marcus Rashford’s 71st-minute goal.But hopes this might spark a major recovery by the visitors were soon dashed when Marko Arnautovic — who played under Mourinho at Inter Milan — restored the Hammers’ two-goal lead three minutes later.– ‘Killed our mentality’ –Mourinho said West Ham’s first goal had been offside but admitted United had not been “aggressive” enough in defence in the lead-up to the Hammers’ second before adding the referee was at fault prior to Arnautovic’s strike for not penalising a foul on Rashford.“We are not aggressive and intense enough to close that shot,” Mourinho said when asked about the Lindelof own-goal. An offside goal and an own goal.”The Portuguese boss added: “The third goal killed our mentality because the referee did not see the foul before.”Nevertheless, Mourinho insisted: “I have no complaints with the players’ attitude. You have always to try, that’s my nature as a football professional.”However, former United defender Rio Ferdinand accused Mourinho’s men of a lack of effort and said questions remained over the former Chelsea manager’s future at Old Trafford.“As a footballer your DNA is about hard work and effort,” said Ferdinand, now a pundit with BT Sport.“I didn’t see that today,” added the former England centre-half, who began his career at West Ham.And a concerned Ferdinand insisted: “There are some big decisions to be made at United now. There will be conversations at the top level, about the future of the manager and the squad, because the basics are not being done. There has to be something said.”Victory saw West Ham continue to climb the table after starting the season with four straight league defeats under new manager Manuel Pellegrini.Arnautovic was in no doubt the Hammers had earned their victory. “We have to do our job and we did it excellently, and that is why we deserved to win,” he said.As for Mourinho, Arnautovic added: “I have nothing to say. I look at my team, whatever the other team is doing is not our stuff.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

No impact of walkout yet in Valley

first_imgVAN NUYS – Superior Industries International, which manufactures tens of thousands of wheels each week for General Motors vehicles, has not been affected by the strike against the American car giant – yet. Superior received its usual order from GM on Monday, even as United Auto Workers launched a nationwide strike. “We won’t see much of anything until midweek,” Superior executive Bud Fanelli said of possible changes to GM’s demand for wheels. Like Superior, GM dealerships don’t expect to be affected by the strike unless it lasts more than a few days because the automaker stockpiled its inventory. If there is a model shortage, it likely would be the GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave and Saturn Outlook – all popular crossover vehicles, said Tom Libby, senior director of industry analysis for J.D. Power and Associates, based in Westlake Village. “If there’s an interruption of a significant period of time of those models the supply will dry up,” Libby said. “Sales will go down, but they will also lose momentum.” The lack of major auto assembly plants in the San Fernando Valley – GM shut its Camaro plant in Van Nuys 1992 – is a bonus when it comes to labor strife, said Jack Kyser, chief economist for Los Angeles County Economic Develop Corp. “If you still had the plants, then people would not be working, people would not be shopping and it would cast a pall around the plant,” Kyser said. “Now you are an interested bystander.” julia.scott@dailynews.com (818) 713-3735160Want 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

Raheem Sterling watch: Ex-Liverpool man overshadowed by replacement on first Reds reunion

first_img Raheem Sterling and Roberto Firmino 1 Much of the pre-match build up to Liverpool’s trip to Manchester City surrounded one player.The mouthwatering encounter at the Etihad saw Raheem Sterling’s first reunion with his old employers after his highly acrimonious Anfield exit in the summer.And the £49m man was left astonished as Jurgen Klopp’s Reds ran riot, claiming a fully-deserved 4-1 victory which, in all honesty, could have been clinched with an even wider margin.The Reds opened up a three-goal lead through Eliaquim Mangala’s own goal, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino before Sergio Aguero pulled a goal back.But Martin Skrtel’s emphatic late strike gave the scoreline a more accurate representation for Klopp’s rampant Reds as hordes of City fans made for an early exit.But how did Sterling fare individually in defeat? And how did his replacement on Merseyside, Firmino, do?FINISHINGSterling’s main critique is undoubtedly his ability to put the ball in the back of the net. He may have plundered his first career hat-trick against Bournemouth last month but his finishing left a lot to be desired again on Saturday.After James Milner’s inexplicable back pass found the England youngster’s feat, his confidence appeared to desert him. Instead of keeping a cool head and finishing past Mignolet or taking it around the Reds goalkeeper, he opted to find Aguero who saw his effort well saved. It summed up Sterling’s performance, particularly when his former team-mates were so proficient at the other end.RECEPTIONSterling was made persona non grata at the back end of last season as his messy transfer wrangle ran on and on, culminating in a barracking from Liverpool fans on the final day as they suffered a heavy defeat at Stoke.The same set of supporters met his first touch at the Etihad on Saturday with a chorus of boos, which was in turn met with laughter around the stadium. Sterling’s departure, despite the sizeable fee, was seen as a hammer blow to Liverpool’s top four chances this season, but do they now look better equipped without him?And for Firmino…RELATIONSHIP WITH COUTINHOAt times, it was like watching Brazil. The samba duo tore the incompetent City central defensive pairing of Mangala and Martin Demichelis to shreds in the first half, with Firmino at the heart of everything the Reds mustered.He claimed assists for the first two visitors’ goals, including an excellent through ball for Coutinho’s strike, before turning home his compatriot’s clever pass to finish a sublime team move.At £29m, Reds fans would have expected more from their marquee summer signing so far this campaign but he went some way to repaying that fee with a stellar display.BEING FUSSY HERE – SHOULD HE HAVE SCORED MORE?While Firmino may have opened his Reds account and his pressing was outstanding, the Brazilian may feel slightly aggrieved he didn’t grab a hat-trick. After making it 3-0, Firmino was then frustrated time and time again by Joe Hart.The England stopper denied the attacker either side of half time with brilliant smothering saves, while Firmino also skewed just wide after brilliant play from Coutinho again.last_img read more

GET ALONG TO THE HOUSE OF FUN’S MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL ENROLMENT DAY

first_imgPromoted PostThis Sunday, 1st March, from 2-5pm, The House of Fun Montessori Preschool is holding its annual enrolment day for the free ECCE scheme. All children born between the 2nd February 2011 and 30th Jun e 2012 are entitled to apply for a free preschool place.Proprietor Bernie Moran takes this opportunity to invite parents and children to come along and view the facilities, and meet the staff who will be delighted to answer any questions you might have.There’s plenty of time for problem-solving at the House of Fun.Ideally located on the main Letterkenny to Ramelton Road, this purpose built facility is the only one of its kind in the entire North West.Bernie and her team of staff have made it their mission to provide a quality early childhood education in a safe, calm and happy environment. Bernie stated that “every child has individual needs and we do our utmost to ensure that each child has a positive preschool experience and that they are well prepared for the transition to national school”.The House of Fun has adapted its curriculum with increased emphasis on spoken Irish. The children learn 1-2 new Irish words per week, in addition to learning Irish songs and poems. By the end of the year they have built up quite a considerable vocabulary and can confidently count in English, Irish and French.The House of Fun offers a mixed curriculum of Montessori and learning through play. All children get scheduled play in the playschool room and in the extensive indoor and outdoor play areas.So irrespective of the weather, they can ensure that your child gets adequate exercise and stimulation in their 1100sq ft indoor soft play area. So come along to the open day on Sunday 1st March from 2-5pm or alternatively they are open Monday to Friday between 09.00 – 13.00.For further information contact Bernie on 086 3204094 / info@houseoffun.ie / 074 9152754There’s also plenty of time for fun! GET ALONG TO THE HOUSE OF FUN’S MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL ENROLMENT DAY was last modified: March 1st, 2015 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:Bernie Morandonegalenrolment dayHouse Of Funletterkennylast_img read more

Jean Michaël Seri wins August goal of the month

first_img Seri’s thunderous strike got things up and running for Fulham 1 The strike will be hard to top in the future for the Ivorian but he will hope to score more goals for Fulham in the future.He is looking to claim the Fantasy Football goal of the month after winning the BBC and Premier League awards. Jean Michaël Seri has won The Carling Goal of the Month award in August.The Fulham midfielder scored a remarkable goal, opening the game with a wonder strike as he helped his side claim a 4-2 win over Burnley on 26 August.Seri, 27, bended a long-range attempt into the top right hand corner and gave Joe Hart the job of picking the ball out of the net. 🚀 SERI 🚀The @FulhamFC midfielder wins @carling Goal of the Month for this stunner in August pic.twitter.com/WgvjqUbRCn— Premier League (@premierleague) September 7, 2018Seri was one of eight nominees for the award and was voted the winner by a panel full of experts and votes from the public.last_img read more

‘Proud to give him his Liverpool debut’ – Benitez sends support to Stephen Darby

first_img How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings 1 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The 29-year-old, who is married to England Women’s captain Steph Houghton, released a statement confirming the news and asking for ‘for privacy at this time so I can adjust to the battle I have ahead and so that I can spend time with those closest to me’.Born in Liverpool, Darby came through his hometown club’s ranks before moving to Bradford in 2012. Five years later he linked up with Bolton to reunite with manager Phil Parkinson, who had made the same switch the previous summer. Most read on talkSPORT.com silverware The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 BEST OF Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update revealed Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions A former captain of Liverpool’s youth teams, Darby only made seven appearances for the Reds before leaving for first-team opportunities elsewhere.His competitive debut came as a substitute in Liverpool’s 4-2 defeat at the hands of Spurs in the League Cup in November 2008, under then manager Rafa Benitez.And Benitez, who is now in charge of Newcastle, took to Twitter to post a heartfelt message of support for Darby once the news of his retirement broke. Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has sent a message of support to Stephen Darby, following the defender’s retirement from football aged just 29.Bolton defender Darby announced he was quitting the game with immediate effect on Tuesday, after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Darby has retired with immediate effect following the tragic diagnosis scrap predicted SORRY Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion latest Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won gameday cracker tense REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? I was proud to give Stephen Darby his Liverpool debut and now I am deeply saddened to learn of his retirement. Stephen is a special person and he has my total support. He will never walk alone. pic.twitter.com/S0BTTeow4L— Rafa Benitez Web (@rafabenitezweb) September 19, 2018‘I was proud to give Stephen Darby his Liverpool debut and now I am deeply saddened to learn of his retirement,’ Benitez wrote. ‘Stephen is a special person and he has my total support. He will never walk alone.’last_img read more