Belga keeps his emotions in check, helps Rain or Shine win over TNT

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Belga explained that hitting the showers early last game against the Picanto made him reassess his part in the current situation the Elasto Painters are in.“Coach Caloy (Garcia) told me that a leader should always be present on the court. Gabe (Norwood), Jireh (Ibañes), and Raymond (Almazan) are not here, so I have to help our teammates, especially that a lot of them are shy. So I barked instructions on defense and the things we need to do, and I’m happy that we got a win so that we’ll have a bit of a momentum,” he said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’With Belga taking the leadership mantle, Rain or Shine didn’t have a hard time running away from TNT as it strung its first winning streak of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.The Sorsogon native is hopeful that the Elasto Painters can sustain whatever positives they got from the win against the KaTropa as he is finally set to serve his one-game suspension in the team’s next assignment against Star on Sunday. Beau Belga. PBA IMAGESBeau Belga seemed to have taken a 180-degree turn after his ejection last week, exuding poise in Rain or Shine’s 105-73 rout of TNT on Sunday.Keeping his temper in check, the burly big man had the most impact for his team in his time on the floor, garnering a team-best plus-28 as he racked five points, 10 rebounds, and three assists in the blowout.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her View comments Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lesnar survives to retain Universal title at SummerSlam “I can’t help them much in the next game, so I showed them that someone has to step up when it comes to leadership. Good thing is that Gabe and Raymond will already be here,” he said.With Belga relegated to the sidelines, he is taking the suspension as an eye-opener for him to control his emotions in the following games.“It’s too bad that I can’t join them in next game, but it is what it is and it’s a lesson for me to control my emotions. I need to be there for my teammates because the coaches consider me as one of the veterans, so I need to be a role model,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitelast_img read more

How Does a Bishop of the Church Violate the Very First of the Ten…

first_imgNo matter what spin is placed on it, the mere symbolism of the Bishop of the United Methodist Church and members of his clergy prostrating in prayer before the feet of President George Weah conveys a very strong sense of impropriety, which even non-Christians, including Muslims and traditional religious adherents, seem to find repugnant (offensive, objectionable, distasteful, even shocking).Prostration is an age-old practice dating to ancient times.  According to Wikipedia, prostration is the placement of the body in a reverentially or submissively prone position as a gesture. Prostration in religious practice is observed as an act of reverence to God and God alone. All the great religions of the world practice prostration as an act of reverence and submission to God. In Christianity, there are several Biblical references to prostration.In Nehemiah 8:6, it is written, “Then Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, ‘Amen, Amen!’ while lifting up their hands; then they bowed low and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground.” And in the Book of Matthew 2:11, it reads, “After coming into the house they (the three wise men) saw the Child with Mary His mother, and they fell to the ground and worshipped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”In Islam, “Prostration” (Sajda /Sujud) is used to praise and glorify God by humbling oneself through prostration before “Allah” and it is a vital part of the five obligatory prayers performed daily; it is deemed obligatory for every Muslim, whether praying individually or in assembly. Showing humility to Allah through prostration and the willingness to humble oneself before Allah is what separates believers from unbelievers.In view of the above, it is hardly surprising that video shots of a Christian Bishop in the House of God prostrating at the feet of the President of the nation in prayer sublimation would receive the kind of backlash it has simply because most people, especially men and women of “faith”, find it repugnant and antithetical to moral Christian ethics and behavior.Had President Weah, for example, been photographed or videographed lying prostrate alongside the outstretched bodies of the Bishop and his clergy, such levels of repugnance his action has evoked would hardly have been and for obvious reasons. Could such a scenario have ever unfolded in a Mosque where the faithful would prostrate in prayer before an individual (in this case the President) seated before them? Never ever, in the opinion of this newspaper!  For such would have been considered heretical.Thus, the action by the Bishop of the United Methodist Church, the Right Reverend Samuel J. Quire, has left a lot of Liberians, especially Christians, feeling completely and shockingly let down. Why? Because they see the Church as a last bastion of hope, capable of asserting a strong moral influence against vices in society and against tendencies and inclinations to place the personal interests of the leader above the national interests.Would the Bishop, therefore, find within himself the courage to speak the truth, whereby his actions suggest loyalty and total submission, not to his Lord Jesus Christ, but to a mere mortal? Was the United Methodist Bishop’s act an attempt to ingratiate the United Methodist Church of Liberia or himself into the favors and good graces of President Weah? Or was this just a mistake?Quite clearly, the bishop, over the coming weeks or months, will find himself hard-pressed to provide an explanation to his fellow Methodists and to Christians in general.But in the opinion of this newspaper, there is absolutely no explanation Bishop Quire can give for his action, which is in total violation of the very first of the Ten Commandments proclaimed by God to Moses in Exodus Chapter 20: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generations of them that hate me…”Did not Bishop Quire learn this fundamental commandment in the catechism, or even in theology school?  If he did, did he not believe it?  If he did not believe it, then why did he offer himself for consecration as a bishop, then proceed to violate the very first of the Ten Commandments?Whatever the case, the harm has been done as the video has already gone viral. But just how this is going to play out and what its fallout effects might be, appear uncertain at this point.  One thing which is clear in the Scriptures as a living guide to how a balance can be struck between the earthly and the godly is found in Christ’s remarks: “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and unto God the things that are God’s.”  This means, give to worldly authorities what is theirs and to God what belongs to Him. This is why the Daily Observer commiserates with all those men and women of faith whose sensibilities might have been offended by the acts of a single individual whose motives for performing such acts, not out of compulsion, but out of what the public views as an attempt to ingratiate either his institution or his person or both into the good graces of President George Manneh Weah.Quire owes it not only to the United Methodist Church but to the nation, to make an admission of his grave mistake and an apology, with a pledge never again to repeat it.  Otherwise, he would force his fellow Methodists to rethink his role as their bishop.We all must remember how desperately we Liberians long for an Archbishop Michael Francis, who never feared to speak the truth to power.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fire razes Kitty shack on Easter Sunday

first_imgAn abandoned house in Kitty, Georgetown, which was previously occupied by at least six homeless persons was completely destroyed on Sunday afternoon at about 15:30h.The burnt remains of the buildingIt is believed that one of the male occupants of the house left a fire unattended.When Guyana Times visited the scene on Monday, a neighbour explained that an elderly man was in the house at the time the fire started and she immediately raised an alarm.According to her, the fire started when one of the dwellers, who was cooking, left the home and went on the road to make a purchase. She explained that when he returned and saw the building on fire, he ran away.She recalled, “I was in my bedroom when the fire start and I was smelling something but I said mussy just paper then I heard my mother call and said fire next door so I ran out and the whole thing was blazing”.The woman added that she immediately contacted the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) who promptly responded and was able to contain the fire.The woman’s home was slightly scorched.On Monday afternoon, the fire was still burning and another resident was dousing the area with water to ensure it does not start all over again. The neighbour said this was as a result of the huge garbage piles that were brought in by one of the insane occupants.“She just used to walk all over the road and pick up garbage and throw all there.”She said nothing was saved from the inferno. The building had existed for well over two decades.last_img read more

Magistrate recuses self from PI into “White Boy” murder

first_imgAs the Preliminary Inquiry into the execution-style killing of 20-year-old Patrick Fraser, called “White Boy”, was set to commence on Thursday, the presiding Magistrate recused herself from the matter and as such, it was sent back to the Chief Magistrate for reassignment.Dead: Patrick “White Boy” FraserWhen the suspects, Kevin Rose, called “Boyo”, 20, of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD) and Shamar Moore, called “Frankie”, 23, of 108 Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD) appeared in court, Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus made the announcement.The charge against the two men stated that on May 9, 2019, at Bagotstown, EBD, while being in the company of others, they murdered Fraser during an attempted robbery.Murder accused: Kevin RoseIt was reported that on the day in question, Fraser was shot twice while imbibing with friends in an abandoned yard, known as a “drug yard”, at Bagotstown.Fraser, of Republic Park, EBD, was pronounced dead at the Diamond hospital. Investigators believed that the young man was executed.Murder accused: Shamar MooreThe Police recovered a .32 spent shell, one warhead, a pair of slippers, and a white cap at the crime scene.Rose recently served a four-year sentence for a gun-related charge and Moore served a nine-month sentence for a break and enter. Both men were recently released from prison, in April 2019.The men are currently on remand for the heinous crime.last_img read more

Inconnu swimmers set club records at Prince George meet

first_imgA number of Inconnu Swim Club members were in Prince George last weekend for the first long track swim meet of the year. Of those taking part, four swimmers posted new club records in various events.Skyeler Kerr set a new mark in the 100 metre freestyle in the boys 15 and over category. He completed his swim in 54.11 seconds.Katelynn Hitchcock established two new club records in the 200 metre fly and the 400 metre IM in the girls 15 and over category. She clocked in at 2:38.78, and 5:32.62 respectively.- Advertisement -Nicolas Eyles broke the club record in the boys 11-12 category in the 50 metre backstroke in 37.77, and Kade Schwarz set two club records in the boys 10 and under grouping. He finished the 50 metre backstroke in 40.46, and the 100 metre breaststroke in 1:42.72.last_img read more

Tickets GOING FAST for the annual Big Brothers and Big Sisters Halloween Party – TONIGHT AT 9PM

first_imgThe cost is only $25 per ticket and you can purchase them at Moose FM, the Alaska Highway News or the Visitor Centre. You can also purchase them online and pick them up at Moose FM. If your purchasing tickets from Moose FM or Alaska Highway News they will only acept cash or at Moose FM credit cards (there will be credit card fees added to your purchase)If you would like to make a donation to the event or a make a prize donation contact Danielle at 250-787-9674.All the monies raised go to support Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Fort St. John. Thank you to the generous support of the following sponsors….without them this event wouldn’t be possible. **TICKETS ARE ALMOST ALL GONE – GET YOUR TICKETS NOW – Tickets will be available at the door – Doors Open at 9PM**Nightmare on 100th 2.0 is coming this Halloween. October 31st you can have a spooky time all in support of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Fort St. John. Last year this event sold out so you should get your tickets now.- Advertisement -The cost is only $25 per ticket and you could win a part of $1,000 for the best Halloween Costume. We’ll give $600 to first, $300 to second and $100 to third. Plus there will be all kinds of other prizes you can win. We’re taking over the newly renovated Lonestar Bar in the Stonebridge Hotel. This two level bar will be transformed for Halloween Night with two big screens playing the biggest and best music around.The doors open at 9pm and everyone with a ticket over 19 years of age are welcome…but again get your tickets now as they sold out last year and there are only 250 tickets. Big Brothers and Big Sisters will also be providing safe rides home during the event.last_img read more

Huskies own Navs in game 4

first_imgThe Huskies played their most complete game of the playoffs on Monday night, and got a lop-sided win to show for it. Needing a win to even the best-of-seven series, the Huskies spent the first 10 minutes or so playing chess with their opposition, with neither team getting any quality scoring chances. Soon, the ice began to tilt in North Peace’s direction. The Huskies struck twice in the opening period, with Dylan Apsassin firing a slap shot past Bretton Stewart from just inside the left face-off dot, and then Cody Hildebrand firing a wrister underneath Stewart from just inside the right dot. 6 minutes into the second, the Navigators would get one back, when Gerry Young took a Mitch Kohut pass all alone in front, and outmanouvered Zack Blain to make it 2-1. – Advertisement – In the previous two games, the pups had coughed up 2-0 leads after the first period. But on this night, Young’s goal would be the only highlight of an otherwise long night for the visitors.  A minute after Young scored, Robbie Sidhu got tied up with Kelsey Dyck, with the latter served an extra 2 minutes. On the ensuing powerplay, a Payden Wongstedt point shot missed the net, and bounced off the end boards right to Dan Pappin, who banged it home, to make it 3-1. From there on out, it was simply all Huskies. Pappin got his second, when he jammed a loose puck in, after a steal from Dylan Apsassin. Steven Fast got his second of the playoffs, when he tapped in a tic-tac-toe passing play from Norris and MacKinnon. MacKinnon played trailer on a 3-on-1, and fired a puck into the top corner after passes from Fast and Norris. Dan Pappin made it a hat-trick on more forechecking success from FSJ, with an assist on the play going to call-up David Green, who also had a solid game on defence. As he did in game one, coach Haugan replaced Bretton Stewart with Mike Bauer to start the third period.  But the goals kept on coming. Dan Pappin scored his fourth of the game, when he took a pass all alone in front, and slotted it home with time to spare. Robbie Sidue scored his second goal in as many games in a Husky jersey, when he fired a Tyson Pederson pass into the top of the net. Cody Kalb converted a cross ice pass from Dylan Apsassin. Cody Hildebrand got his second of the game, when a Linden Apsassin dump-in took a hideous bounce off the end boards, fooling Bauer and leaving Hildebrand an open net. And, Cody Kalb scored his second, on another feed from Dylan Apsassin. Advertisement The Navigators, on the other hand, gave up five powerplays, and conceded a goal each time. It was a good night for the offence, with the top line scoring 7 goals (Kalb 2+2, Pappin 4+1, D. Apsassin 1+4) and the second line 2 and the third line 3. “It brings a lot more confidence to the team” said Pappin. “It’ll maybe make things better for next time we go on the road.” Zack Blain posted the win, stopping 27 of the 28 shots he faced, in one of his easier outings this season. And mercifully, the final horn sounded, giving the Huskies a 12-1 win. The series is now tied 2-2, with game five set for Wednesday night in FSJ.Advertisement But it wasn’t just the offence, as the Huskies did the little things they hadn’t done in the previous two losses in Peace River. The Navs hardly penetrated the slot area all night, and were given very few goal scoring opportunities. Fort St. John successfully cleared the puck when under pressure, and worked an effective breakout, albeit against a less aggressive Navigator forecheck. And they were disciplined. Until the final minute of the game, the pups had conceded just two powerplays – both killed. With 20 seconds remaining, there was some rough stuff. Kyle Porter jumped Gerry Young, and while Young tried to cover himself, Porter kept feeding him punches. Soon, Trevor Boyko rushed in to his teammate’s defence, but the officials soon pulled the pile apart. While coach Kalb has been unimpressed with his team’s discipline this series, he hinted that Young had it coming, after a head-shot earlier in the game to Robbie Sidhu (not to mention the hit on Kole Norris on Feb. 13th). [asset|aid=1071|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=157e625a9ca23c25740cd51957183270-bob-discipline_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisementlast_img read more

West Ham’s dynamic duo likened to Angel Di Maria and Andres Iniesta

first_imgWest Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang has compared Dimitri Payet to Angel Di Maria and Manuel Lanzini to Andres Iniesta.Obiang, who moved to Upton Park from Sampdoria in the summer, says the two diminutive playmakers have been key to the east London club’s impressive start to the season.The Hammers sit third in the Premier League, with 20 points from their opening 10 games, and have already racked up wins against Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea this season.They are also the second highest scorers in the division, with 22 goals so far, leaving them behind only leaders Manchester City with more than a quarter of the season gone.And Obiang, who has made seven league appearances so far this term, believes much of their brilliant attacking play is down to fellow summer arrivals Payet and Lanzini, who he likens to world stars Di Maria and Iniesta.When asked whether the side’s high-scoring start to the season has surprised him, Obiang told Marca: “Yes, I’m surprised. That means that we are good fighters. Whenever we get ahead, we win.“People have highlighted Payet. He is a superstar, he creates chances and finishes them. He is a kind of Di Maria.“And we must also review Lanzini. I would liken him to Iniesta. he seems fragile, but he will challenge anybody.” Dimitri Payet 1last_img read more

GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY

first_imgThe lotto numbers for 21st November were 7,9,15,18 match 2 winner was john alexander. Next weeks jackpot is €3,180.The senior team defeated Malin on sunday in the Division 1 relegation playoff, this was an important result for the club, congratulations and thanks to all involved, a job well done score was 1-14 to 0-09.This weekend sees the senior team play Termon on Saturday at the pitch in the final of the Laurence mMcGinty cup. Both the Donegal Gaeltacht and the Dr. Maguire cups will be in attendance for any supporters who would like photographs taken. Congratulations to Lisa O Donnell and her Scor team who won the recent County final of the Nuachleas competition and who take part in the Ulster semi final in December.Could team managers and anyone who wants material included in the Donegal GAA yearbook forward it onto the PRO asap to the following address neilgerardgallagher@gmail.comThe gym is ladies only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8pm.There will be Zumba Dance classes in the hall every Thursday @ 8.15pm, all are welcome. There will be Irish classes in the clubhouse on Tuesday 8th at 8pm, all are welcome.The strictly come dancing will take place on the 26th of November in the Silver Tassie, tickets are available from Hughie and Donal and are priced at €15, show starts at 8pm, a good night is promised so please try to attend. County captain and dancing expert Michael Murphy is part of the judging panel while the one and only Kevin Burke is going to show people how to dance with his two left feet.Could anyone who put up flags or bunting try and organise to have them taken down, thanks.Anyone interested in doing a coaching course could they please contact Eddie Crawford.Next monthly meeting is on the 5th of December. GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY was last modified: November 22nd, 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)Tags:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

GAA: Glenswilly launch Girls GAA Academy

first_imgGlenswilly GAA Club has launched an ambitious Girls GAA Academy in a bid to bring the best from the ladies section of the club.The club last night officially launched an ambitious six year plan which aims to see the club’s ladies senior team achieve and retain Division One status.Launching the plan, the club’s Ladies Senior Team manager Gerard McGinty, said he was delighted by the tun-out at the launch. He also stressed that while improving standards amongst the girls and ladies of the club was the aim, there had to be an emphasis on fun and enjoyment.“This is an ambitious plan but we have the coaches and the dedication of players at this club to make it work.“There is no reason why Glenswilly cannot be a major force in ladies football in Donegal,” he said. Addressing the launch, Donegal Ladies GAA and Termon star Therese McCafferty said it was terrific to see Glenswilly launch such an initiative.“As well as improving yourself as a footballer, this initiative will encourage other girls to join the club and make new friends and that is also a major part of what the GAA is about,” she said.Chairman of Glenswilly GAA Club, Peter McConnell, said the club was full behind the initiative.GAA: Glenswilly launch Girls GAA Academy was last modified: July 24th, 2016 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:AcademyGAAGlenswilly Ladieslast_img read more