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first_imgLATEST STORIES Despite serving as one of the KaTropa’s elder statesmen, Williams is hell-bent on representing the league’s seniors as he seeks to contribute alongside these fresh bloods.“I hope to see more from myself and I expect more from myself. We’ll see,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next He’ll gladly take this one, though, as he looks to follow up a strong showing last season that saw him win his second Bogs Adornado Comeback Player of the Year award and a spot in the Mythical Second Team.“My body feels good. I think it’s more so on my mind that’s getting healthier. I’m just trying to keep myself healthier, eat right. I’m thankful that people notice the difference,” he said, owing his resurgence to his improved conditioning.“When you get older, you got to pay more attention to your body, listen to it and take care of it, eat right, get rest, and workout. That’s what I’m trying to do,” he said.Also playing a factor for Williams’ vintage form is TNT’s youth revolution, with the Fil-Am forward admitting that he feels rejuvenated playing with young guns like Roger Pogoy and Troy Rosario.“The PBA has always been a young man’s league. I knew that early on when I came in. And I know you just got to prepare for it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Long lines in Venezuela to pay with ‘Petro,’ the state cryptocurrency PLAY LIST 03:36Long lines in Venezuela to pay with ‘Petro,’ the state cryptocurrency00:50Trending Articles02:15Trump signs Anti-Semitism order at Hanukkah event02:14Carpio 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThere’s an extra oomph in Kelly Williams’ game on Friday.Seemingly turning back the hands of time, the 35-year-old was all over the court when TNT opened its campaign in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup against Rain or Shine, with him skying for rebounds, hustling for loose balls, and even delivering rim-rattling dunks.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Spurs bounce back behind Aldridge, clobber Kings Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Williams wound up with 11 points and eight rebounds in 29 minutes on the floor as he was one of the few positives coach Nash Racela can look at for the KaTropa.“Kelly showed it last season. The expectation this conference, this season was to continue what he was doing previously,” Racela said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 2008 PBA Most Valuable Player, however, feels that he’s still far from his peak form.“I still don’t feel as conditioned as I was before at this point.” Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

first_imgCabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Alvin Pasaol added 12 markers and nine rebounds, while Rian Ayonayon got 11 points, five boards, and two assists.Vince Tolentino also contributed 11 markers, two rebounds, and two dimes for Marinerong Pilipino, which forced a three-way logjam for the pole position at 7-2 with CEU and Akari-Adamson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We’re on a roll and we want to keep on rolling going to the playoffs,” said coach Koy Banal. “Hopefully, we can bring this winning attitude going to the playoffs.”The Skippers jumped on the Coffee Lovers early, establishing a 31-16 lead late in the first quarter after a Kyle Toth triple which set the tone for the remainder of the game. View comments MARINERONG PILIPINO 99 — Robles 19, Pasaol 12, Ayonayon 11, Tolentino 11, Banal 9, Babilonia 6, Eboña 6, Iñigo 5, Terso 5, Lopez 4, Subido 4, Tratter 4, Toth 3, Brill 0.GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 83 — Dionisio 17, Bitoon 13, Jackson 13, Pare 13, Fontanilla 7, Hallare 6, Rubio 6, Acuno 4, Rebugio 4, Alcober 0.Quarters: 31-18, 56-32, 80-55, 99-83.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Crabbe, LeVert star as Nets nip Grizzlies In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Marinerong Pilipino shot 50-percent from the field and even took a 30-point lead, 66-36, with a Robles triple at the 7:11 mark of the third quarter.It was a dominating display of basketball from the Skippers as all but one of the 14 players Banal inserted got a field goal.Aris Dionisio paced Gamboa-St. Clare with 17 points and 10 rebounds, as Chris Bitoon, Trevis Jackson, and Mohammed Pare all had 13 markers apiece.The Coffee Lovers remained at sixth place carrying their 5-4 card.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PBA IMAGESMarinerong Pilipino booked its ticket to the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup playoffs after steamrolling Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare, 99-83, Tuesday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Billy Robles anchored the charge as he fired 13 of his 19 points in the first half to help the Skippers coast to their sixth straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters 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 awardlast_img read more

first_imgA 20-year-old fisherman, of Lot 65 Middle Road, Mc Doom, East Bank Demerara, appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on three charges of break and entry.Michael Scott pleaded not guilty to the charges which stated that on Thursday, July 14, 2016, while being in the company of others, he broke into the dwelling of Dante Narine and stole two gold chains valued 0,000, property of Chanice Narine.The second charge stated that on the same day at the same dwelling, he stole two pairs of sneakers valued ,000, property of Patrick Deweaver. The third charge stated that on the same day at the same dwelling, he stole US0, equivalent to ,000 local currency, belonging to Dante Narine.The unrepresented defendant begged to be placed on bail, which was denied by the Magistrate after the prosecution indicated the seriousness of the crimes committed.Scott will make his next court appearance on October 10, 2016.last_img read more

first_imgThe Report from the Board of Inquiry, which was established by President David Granger, to probe the circumstances of an accident involving a David G boat was handed over to Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, by Chairperson of the Board, Colonel (retired) Windee Algernon, on Thursday afternoon at the Ministry of the Presidency.Minister Harmon expressed appreciation to Colonel Algernon for the timely completion of the Report. “I want to thank you and your team for executing it in such an efficient manner, and I want to say that we owe a depth of gratitude to the Board for actually coming up with these recommendations, which I believe will seek to address the operation of all of these boats not just this one that was involved [in] the accident,” he said.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon receives the Report of the Board of Inquiry into the accident involving a David G boat from Chairperson, Colonel (retired) Windee Algernon at the Ministry of the PresidencyMeanwhile, Colonel (retired) Algernon expressed gratitude to the Minister for the confidence the Administration reposed in her to investigate the matter. “You would agree with me that children are a treasured resource and we must strive to protect them. [Therefore], based on my findings, I have come up [with] some recommendations, which you will find useful in determining what actions or corrective actions you would like to take to ensure that they are implemented and maintained,” she said.Minister Harmon committed to ensuring that the recommendations contained within the Report were taken into consideration and noted too that those which could be applied to the operation of the “David G” buses would be considered.The two members of Colonel Algernon’s team, Penelope Scott and Stacey Fraser, also attended the meeting. On March 14, 2018, a David G boat was involved in an accident in the vicinity of River’s View, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) in which four persons were injured.last_img read more

first_imgPublic Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has cast blame on the “nature of things in Guyana” for the incomplete Forensic Laboratory when questioned by media operatives at a press conference on Friday.He said, “The nature of things as they evolve in Guyana means that which was planned about 10 years ago might not be able to be done now”.The Minister even bashed the bad design of the building for its dysfunction while listing some of the faulty aspects of the building.According to him, “Because of a number of things that were badly designed had to be completely rehabilitated, the sections dealing with the testing equipment, the integrity for the testing equipment and a number of air conditioning units placed in places where the temperature will be standardised and stable apparently thePublic Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattandesign was bad”.He nevertheless reported that the Ministry has been able to rectify those faults and is now seeking to have the facility up and running by year end, although he had anticipated a July 2018 completion.Ramjattan shared that his ultimate goal is to have deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) tests conducted at the facility, which is also likely, as funds have been already secured by the International Development Bank (IDB) for this aspect.In fact, the Minister revealed that the equipment will be soon sourced and arrive shortly to facilitate these tests. He also noted that personnel have already been trained in this area.The Public Security Ministry has come under severe criticism as many promises have not been kept in relation to the laboratory.Guyana’s first Forensic Laboratory opened back in July 2014, but the lack of DNA testing at that facility continues to provide a challenge to the solving of many high-profile murder cases.Presently, the forensic laboratory is equipped to conduct testing, inclusive of testsThe Forensic Laboratoryfor fake currency, forged documents, narcotics, and ballistics.The Minister told reporters that he was hoping for the facility to be ready since 2017 and had again given all assurances that DNA testing would be conducted at the facility sometime in 2018.“I had really wanted it before the end of this year, but it doesn’t seem that that will happen, because the air ventilation and the air conditioning unit to ensure the proper preservation and no disintegration, and the proper temperature of the samples, were not put in place,” Ramjattan asserted.He added that the American Embassy is supporting the move to have DNA testing being done here, which comes under the second component of the Public Security Ministry’s Citizen Security Strengthening Programme for improving the Guyana Police Force’s Forensic Laboratory’s effectiveness in preventing and conducting crime investigations.last_img read more

first_imgDanion Welcome, the driver of the truck in the horrific accident at Agricola Public Road, Greater Georgetown that claimed the life of seven-year-old Ciara Benjamin back in June, was on Wednesday charged and appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Danion WelcomeThe 39-year-old man appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and pleaded not guilty to the charge which detailed that on June 1, 2019, at Agricola Public Road, Georgetown, he drove motor lorry GWW 962 in a manner dangerous to the public causing the death of Ciara Benjamin.Defence Counsel James Bond, in a bail application, requested that his client to be released on reasonable bail. He assured the court that once his client’s bail is granted, he will ensure that Welcome adheres to any conditions attached.In addition, the lawyer informed the court that his client is unable to work since the ordeal, owing to the injuries he received by the hands of Agricola residents, who beat him mercilessly.Ciara BenjaminBond went on to tell the court that his client has to seek medical attention abroad for his injuries, after being advised by a local doctor.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court that on the day in question, about 16:10h, Welcome, who was driving motor lorry GWW 962, was proceeding at a fast rate of speed along the Agricola Public Road. The prosecution is claiming that Welcome lost control of his vehicle and collided with the child, who was standing at the median, which resulted in the child’s death.The matter was reported; however, after a lengthy investigation, a file was sent to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) who advised that Welcome be charged.The court further heard that the DPP’s advice that Welcome’s driver’s licence should be suspended.The Chief Magistrate, after listening to the facts, released Welcome on $500,000 bail.Welcome was instructed to lodge his passport with the court and report every Friday to the officer in charge at the Ruimveldt Police Station until the hearing and determination of the case. The Magistrate further suspended his driver’s licence until the hearing and determination of the matter.Nevertheless, Welcome is slated to make his next court appearance on September 23.Based on reports received, the child was attempting to cross the road with her aunt, who was on her cellular phone, in the vicinity of the Independence Arch at Agricola.During that time, a truck bearing registration number GWW 962 was heading to Georgetown when the driver allegedly swerved to avoid hitting another vehicle and the child was struck.Hundreds of people flocked the roadway in the aftermath of the tragic incident. With the truck lodged in the middle of the roadway, Police officers made efforts to clear the streets to allow for the child’s body to be removed.About one hour later, a forklift and crane were used to lift the vehicle and remove the child’s remains. Her body was completely severed in two. However, before Police arrived, residents of Agricola mercilessly beat Welcome. His truck was later set on fire by the residents.last_img read more

first_img– Advertisement – FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Senior Boys Soccer team is off to Vancouver on Wednesday to compete at Provincials. They will play Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The full schedule and results can be found online at https://bcsssc-com.webs.com.You can watch the boys play through the webcast at http://bcss.tv. The Senior Girls Volleyball team is heading into their final full week of practices before their Provincials in Penticton. The girls leave next Wednesday the 28th and will play Thursday, Friday, Saturday.Senior Boys volleyball wrapped up last week with a fun game against the Senior Girls. Shout out to Grade 12 players Michael McDermott, Thomas Taylor, Earl Concepcion, Jerald Cosme and Sheldon Maris, we are proud to have you as a part of the Grizzlies Family!last_img read more

first_imgStudents from the North Peace Secondary School recently participated in a skills competition, involving a variety of trades.The students competed in the annual Skills Canada Regional Competition, an event where various schools from around the Peace Region competed in different trades. The competition took place in both Dawson Creek and in Fort St. John at the North Peace Secondary School.- Advertisement -The competition involved multiple categories including a spaghetti bridge building contest for grades 7-9. Regarding the older grades, categories included baking, carpentry, welding, automotives, hairdressing and esthetics.North Peace Secondary did extremely well in the busy competition, earning gold, silver and bronze in both the hairdressing and automotive competition. Students in the spaghetti bridge contest also placed second and fourth. The school has also not received all of the final results.North Peace Secondary teacher Brian Campbell said the event was a success and thanked Encana for their sponsorship as well as all the teachers who volunteered to help make the competition a success.The winning students now have the opportunity to compete in the provincial competition, which will take place in Abbotsford, on April 20. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAbout 50 filmmakers are scheduled to attend. Festival passes are $40, and individual tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and senior citizens. For more information, go to www.aviff.com. Films will shown from Great Britain, Ireland, Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea and Australia, as well as the United States. Three features and a documentary will be premiered. They include “Sounds of Sand” from Belgium and France about an East African family that leaves a dried-up village on a treacherous journey into the desert in search of water and hospitable terrain. It will debut at 8 p.m. Saturday. “Forfeit,” a U.S. feature, will be screened at 3:45 p.m. Saturday and is a heist flick that explores the human traits of greed, obsession and revenge. Sherry Stringfield of “ER” and Wayne Knight of “Seinfeld” are in the cast. “Dog Days Dream” from Japan, a droll black comedy about a young, poverty-stricken couple trying to cope with a long hot summer with no air conditioning, will screen at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. A documentary – “Blasted!!! The Gonzo Patriots of Hunter S. Thompson” – will be screened at 5 p.m. Sunday. The film is about an Aspen newspaper essay contest for private artillery owners to describe why they should be the ones to fulfill the Gonzo journalist’s last wish to have his ashes fired from a cannon. A series of short films will open the festival at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Movie shorts shot in the Antelope Valley or created by Antelope Valley filmmakers will open the Saturday program at 11 a.m., followed by another program of shorts at 1 p.m. A Saturday night shorts program will begin at 7:30 p.m., with a program of midnight shorts starting at 11:59 p.m. Sunday will feature more shorts at 11:30 a.m. and closing-night shorts at 8 p.m.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Feature films, documentaries and short films from around the world will be showcased this weekend at the 11th annual Antelope Valley Independent Film Festival. Seventy-seven films will be shown, including three Oscar nominees and official selections of the Cannes and Sundance film festivals. “It’s actually a record for the festival – by nearly a dozen,” said Mike Traina, festival founder and director. “We are running quite a few shorts. We have increased the number of local submissions, so we have a program of local films and local filmmakers.” There will be filmmaker discussions after the screenings. The films will be shown Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Cinemark Movies 12, 44790 Valley Central Way, Lancaster. last_img read more

first_img“My boys really played well and we didn’t give up until the last minute. We fought for every ball and we deserved this victory. Upper Hill will not be an easy opponent but we want to win and top the pool. I am looking forward to win my third Copa Cocacola title,” coach George Owoko said after the win.He has previously won the title with Ambira High School in 2010 and 2011.The match played at the Hill School in Eldoret was attended by Harambee Stars assistant coach Nicolas Bouriquet.The first half was a hotly contested affair with Kinondo playing with a bit of confidence having picked a draw in their first match against Upper Hill yesterday.Harambee Stars assistant coach Nicolas Bouriquet on the sidelines during the Copa Cocacola National Secondary School Games match between Rift Valley’s St. Anthony’s Boys from Kitale and Coast’s Kinondo at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 25, 2018.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluTheir skipper Mohammed Ismael was the danger man, twice having chances from the edge of the box with one of them being saved while one went inches wide.The game came to life in the second and Ismael almost broke the deadlock five minutes after the restart with a shot from range which went inches wide.In the 43rd minute, St. Antony’s had a chance when a curling freekick from the left fell kindly inside the box but Kennedy Mwendwa overcooked his effort, dribbling too much in the box allowing the Kinondo defense to clear.Two minutes later, Issa Lumumba had a chance with a shot from inside the box which was well saved by the keeper.The pressing by the Solidarity Boys  paid dividends in the 55th minute when Ansar Shamun placed the ball to the far post beyond the keeper after being picked out unmarked on the right by a delightful ball from Daniel Odhiambo.St. Antony’s Kennedy Mwendwa attempts to control the ball under pressure from Kindondo’s Juma Ngare during their Copa Cocacola National Secondary School Games tie at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe lead was however short-lived as Kinondo drew level immediately from the penalty spot through Hassan Kombo after Christopher Raila handled inside the box.But despite losing the lead, St. Anthony’s pushed on by a capacity crowd at the Hill School kept on asking the questions and Shamun should have completed a brace five minutes to time when he was picked out by another diagonal ball, but he could not beat the keeper.Nonetheless, at the stroke of full time, skipper Muchina rose through a crowd of defenders at the edge of the six yard to thump in a header from a corner for the winner.0Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000St. Anthony’s Boys from Kitale celebrate after beating Kinondo from Coast 2-1 in the Copa Cocacola National Secondary School Games in Eldoret on July 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluELDORET, Kenya, Jul 25- Captain Cedric Muchina scored a thumping stoppage time winner as St. Antony’s Boys Kitale qualified for the semi-finals of the Copa Cocacola National Secondary School Games with a 2-1 win over Coast region’s Kinondo in Eldoret on Wednesday afternoon.The win sees St. Antony’s move to six points in Pool B and will face Upper Hill in the group decider on Wednesday, the Nairobi region team having resuscitated their hopes with a solitary goal win over Olbolosat, a result that took them to four points.last_img read more