Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES D’Antoni has led the Rockets to a 34-13 record, second in the league to Golden State’s 39-10.The 2017 NBA Coach of the Year will be coaching in the All-Star Game for the second time, having led the West to a rout in 2007 in Las Vegas when he coached the Phoenix Suns.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 NBA has gone to a new format this year in which captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry drafted teams. D’Antoni will coach Curry’s team on Feb. 18 in Los Angeles, while the East coach will be in charge of Team LeBron. Toronto’s Dwane Casey has the inside track there with Boston’s Brad Stevens ineligible. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kemba Walker hits big 3-pointers in Hornets win OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni questions a call during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The Pelicans won 115-113. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW YORK — Houston coach Mike D’Antoni will lead Team Stephen in the NBA All-Star Game.D’Antoni and his staff earned coaching honors Friday when the Rockets clinched the best winning percentage in the Western Conference through games of Feb. 4 among eligible coaches. Golden State’s Steve Kerr is ineligible because he coached in the game last year.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Colegio de San Juan de Letran maintained its hold of the third seed after overpowering Jose Rizal University, 89-79, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT The Knights claimed their third straight win and moved to a 10-4 record to create a one-game separation from fourth seed University of Perpetual Help that holds a 9-5 slate.There was no letting up from the Knights who built themselves a comfortable 19-point lead, 57-38, heading into the break.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It was a good win for us although we relaxed a little bit in the end but at least we were able to regain our intensity and we got the win,” said Letran head coach Jeff Napa in Filipino.Nico Galvelo, who went scoreless in the previous week, lit up for 16 points in less than 21 minutes of play for the Knights while Bong Quinto had a 14-point, 12-assist double-double. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. JP Calvo also had his share of playmaking for the Knights with 13 points, five rebounds, and six assists, while Larry Muyang had 11 points and 12 boards.Jed Mendoza led all scorers with 25 points, four rebounds, and five assists, while MJ Dela Virgen had 16 points, seven rebounds, and four assists for the bottom-seeded Heavy Bombers who hold a 2-12 record. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum UST stays hot in UAAP beach volleyball LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award
View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES All current NBA players and a media panel each account for 25 percent of the vote, with those voters completing one full ballot featuring two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference. Players may vote for their teammates or themselves.Voting concludes on January 21.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers practices for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 18, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFPLos Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks continue to lead NBA All-Star voting in latest fan ballot returns released Wednesday.In the most recent returns, back-to-back NBA finals Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant has been knocked out of the Western Conference starting lineup, displaced by Oklahoma City’s Paul George.ADVERTISEMENT With voting still underway, George is part of a Western Conference starting five led by James and also featuring Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose and Durant’s Golden State Warriors teammate Stephen Curry.In the totals released Thursday James leads all vote-getters with 2,779,812.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAntetokounmpo is second with 2,670,816 and leads an Eastern Conference starting five that currently includes Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving.Fan makeup 50 percent of the voting for the 10 starters for the All-Star Game, which will take place on February 17 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Nikola Jokic continues to amaze as Nuggets rout Clippers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending 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
In efforts to boost local capacity-building ahead of Guyana’s oil-and-gas industry coming on stream, the University of Guyana (UG) on Friday hosted a one-day seminar focused on identifying and meeting the demands of specific skills that would be required when oil production commences off these local shores.The University sees this symposium as an opportunity to begin orienting stakeholders towards strategic training, in order to support the impending oil-and-gas sector, having recognised the absence of the required engineering and operations management skills needed.A section of the gathering at the University of Guyana’s stakeholder symposium held on Friday at the Marriott HotelThis initiative is the brainchild of Head of the Faculty of Technology, Elena Trim, and Resident Engineer Dr Vince Adams.Speaking at the opening ceremony of the symposium, held at the Marriott Hotel, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman lauded the University for taking the step to enhance the conversation on the country’s preparation for ‘first oil’.“In developing the policies and systems to manage the sector, we are therefore committed to ensuring that both present and future generations will reap the benefits. The nexus between our current development efforts and repositioning our people, especially our youths, to be able to responsibly manage this sector and all of its ‘spin-off’ benefits is of the utmost importance to the Government,” he stated.Trotman noted that Government is doing its part to ensure that an enabling environment is created for the emerging sector to thrive and the nation to flourish. He reminded of the recent arrangement for a $100 million grant to the University to enable capacity-building efforts such as the stakeholder symposium.“I see this initiative by the University of Guyana as another pillar that builds on the firm foundation we wish to create, by helping us to continue a conversation about local content generally, and the demands for engineering and operations management skills within the emerging sector specifically. Here we can identify pressing needs as well as new capabilities that need to be developed or enhanced to help us close any existing gaps, and ensure that all Guyanese have the opportunity to benefit from the sector directly and indirectly,” Trotman added.According to the Natural Resources Minister, the oil industry perhaps employs the highest ratios of engineering professionals, since this skillset is necessary along the entire value chain, from exploration to decommissioning of wells. To this end, Trotman outlined that despite the large capital employed, the industry does not employ as many persons directly as is the belief.Highlighting that only four per cent of Trinidad’s population was directly involved in the oil-and-gas sector, the Minister added, “However, the industry generates revenues that can be made available to expand development and provide jobs in other sectors of the economy. Therefore, as you shift, think also of enhancing skills that are transferrable to other sectors.”Among the objectives of the symposium are: to understand how to better align with the activities and plans of oil companies in Guyana; to understand and align with the priorities of Government; and to build partnerships with industry movers and shakers.The latter, according to UG Vice Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Griffith, is paramount as the institution prepares for the delivery of programmes for the energy sector.“This is a wonderful opportunity, not only to gather the Faculty of Technology’s input, but it’s an opportunity for us to build the partnerships that are going to be necessary to deliver what is designed in the Faculty of Technology,” he stated.Professor Griffith went on to urge participants not only to listen during the seminar, but make contributions that would help the tertiary institution to fashion the kinds of programmes and partnerships that would redound to the benefit of the industry, the nation and the University.The one-day symposium saw presentations delivered by Operations Manager of ExxonMobil, Doug McGhee; Chairman and Executive Director of CGX, Professor Suresh Narine; Dr David Alexander of the University of Trinidad and Tobago; Professor Andrew Jupiter of the University of the West Indies’ St Augustine campus in Trinidad and Tobago; and Attorney-at-law and Oil and Gas Consultant Nigel Hughes.
…claims finding relatives a difficult taskPublic Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattam has admitted that the Guyana Prison Service has indeed been burying foreign prisoners who died in Guyana without their families’ knowledge. Speaking with Guyana Times on the sidelines of Parliament last week, Ramjattan said that this happens because of the Prison Service’s inability to contact relatives. He noted that in some instances, relatives are reluctant to claim their loved ones’ bodies.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan“I understand it was difficult for the Director of Prisons to get on to some of the family members,” Ramjattan said when asked about the reports that Guyana is secretly burying dead foreign prisoners.“That is what the explanation is. There are some people who will come into the prison system, difficult to get their family members in time for bodies to be removed.”“Sometimes, we understand from the Head too that when they tell the family members, they are too poor over there to send for them, the bodies, and that is a difficulty,” the Public Security Minister added.Asked how many prisoners were buried in this manner, Ramjattan could not say. However, he made a commitment to seek those figures.Lusignan Prison, East Coast DemeraraEarlier this year, reports had surfaced that visitors who entered Guyana illegally or overstayed their time were being held in cells at several police stations until they could fund their own airfare. In some instances, when prisoners cannot afford their transportation cost home, they are left to languish in their holding cells for months and, in cases where they die, are then buried clandestinely.Against international conventionThis, however, goes against international convention. The Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, also known as the Mandela rules, named after former South African President Nelson Mandela, is an international guide on the treatment of prisoners that was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015.Section 44 of these rules (Notification of death, illness, transfer, etc) states that “upon the death or serious illness of, or serious injury to a prisoner, or his removal to an institution for the treatment of mental affections, the Director shall at once inform the spouse, if the prisoner is married, or the nearest relative and shall, in any event, inform any other person previously designated by the prisoner”.Meanwhile, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has several recommendations when it comes to the death of prisoners in custody. And throughout those recommendations, a common theme is the need for respect and carefulness towards the deceased.Mazaruni PrisonIt also notes that “In case of temporary burial, a body tag with indelible marking and a unique code should be attached to the body; and the grave must be marked and recorded carefully. This will help ensure the traceability of the body”.In addition, the “Body of Principles for the Protection of all persons under any form of detention or imprisonment”, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly resolution 43/173 of December 1988 provides additional recommendations for Governments to follow.Principle 34 states that “whenever the death or disappearance of a detained or imprisoned person occurs during his detention or imprisonment, an inquiry into the cause of death or disappearance shall be held by a judicial or other authority, either on its own motion or at the instance of a member of the family of such a person or any person who has knowledge of the case. When circumstances so warrant, such an inquiry shall be held on the same procedural basis whenever the death or disappearance occurs shortly after the termination of the detention or imprisonment. The findings of such inquiry or a report thereon shall be made available upon request, unless doing so would jeopardise an ongoing criminal investigation”.
Morrison’s first place finish comes at a time of 1:46.44, just 0.05 seconds faster than second place Ivan Skobrev of Russia. It was an extremely close race, as third place Havard Bokko of Norway finished 0.06 seconds behind Morrison.The Fort St. John speed skater led the entire race, never surrendering his first place position.The closest member of Team Canada finished in 13, as Morrison’s teammate Mathieu Giroux finished with a time of 1:47.64.- Advertisement -After finishing first in the 1500 metre race, Morrison will race for his second gold medal in the 1000 metre event.To view the complete list of results from Morrison’s gold medal race, visit the Speed Skating Canada official website.
A Calgary firm is asking companies to use caution when it comes to the numbers associated with natural gas resources.In the wake of shale rights sales in BC totalling over $2 billion this year alone, communities in the Western Canadian Shale Basin have been inundated with numbers suggesting monstrous natural gas resource potentials in the shale formations just underneath the earth.These resource potentials, which for the Montney and Horn River Basins alone are estimated to be in the 2000 trillion cubic feet range, are also used in reports to shareholders of publicly-traded companies.- Advertisement -The problem, according to AJM Petroleum’s Robin Mann, is what he calls the “non-technical population,” who may misunderstand these staggering numbers as actual recoverable gas. Mann estimates that number to be only a small percentage of the total—it could be as little as 15%. [asset|aid=317|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=80b202f25c2709f43b3ad4b2ac913bc3-Mann-1_1_Pub.mp3] However, Mann says this doesn’t mean that communities hoping for a boost from new shale developments won’t see some economic benefit.Advertisement [asset|aid=318|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=80b202f25c2709f43b3ad4b2ac913bc3-Mann-2_1_Pub.mp3] Mann presented his findings to a forum of Pacific Gas producers September 24th in Vancouver.
Two days after 19-year-old Rollan Abrams, of Melanie, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was arraigned for the murder of David Gentle, the Police have issued a wanted bulletin for another teenager –Lennox Roberts for questioning in connection with the crime.Dead: David GentleThe first teen, Abrams, was not required to plead to the indictable charge when he appeared at the Cove and John Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.The Police stated that on September 2, 2019, Abrams murdered 58-year-old Gentle.He was remanded to prison by presiding Magistrate Fabayo Azore and was scheduled to make his next court appearance on October 22, 2019.Murder accused: Rollan AbramsIt was reported that Gentle, of Lot 42 Golden Grove, ECD, was a Clerk attached to the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) at the time of his demise.Police investigations revealed that on the day in question, Gentle, a father of four, was last seen at a karaoke in Nabaclis North, ECD.Upon the discovery of his body, relatives dismissed robbery as a motive, since it was found with his jewellery and his cellular phone.Wanted: Lennox RobertsGentle’s younger sister, Wanda Benjamin, had stated that on the day in question, she was awakened by someone who arrived at her home to request the services of her husband – a photographer. The woman said she and her family went to the scene, but initially did not recognise Gentle as his face was covered with blood.After a thorough investigation, Abrams was arrested and charged.
0Shares0000Egyptian club Zamalek are involved in a CAF Champions League dispute with Senegalese side Generation Foot © AFP / Yasuyoshi CHIBAJohannesburg, South Africa, Sep 30 – African Football Confederation officials confirmed Monday that they are investigating why a CAF Champions League match scheduled for Egypt at the weekend was not played. Zamalek of Egypt were due to meet Generation Foot of Senegal in Cairo Saturday in the second leg of the last-32 tie with the west Africans holding a 2-1 aggregate lead. But Zamalek decided last Friday to move the match to Sunday in Alexandria, a coastal city 220 kilometres (137 miles) northwest of Cairo, citing “security reasons”.There were protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi last Friday, but they did not prevent domestic league matches being played in Cairo the following day.Referring to those matches, Egyptian Football Association spokesman Osama Ismail said they were “held behind closed doors due to the security circumstances in Cairo.“The teams playing those matches did not have big fan bases, and thus having those matches in Cairo would not cause a security crisis (unlike Zamalek).”Ismail said CAF fixtures involving two other Egyptian clubs, Al Ahly and Al Masry, were moved from Cairo to Alexandria. However, Generation rejected the late date and venue changes and turned up Saturday at the original match venue only to be barred from entering the stadium. Zamalek pitched up at the Alexandria stadium the following day and the referee waited 15 minutes after the kick-off time before calling off the match.Senegalese officials insist that, according to CAF rules, a match date and venue can be changed only if both teams agree.“The relevant CAF bodies and representatives are currently examining the situation and further information and updates will be issued in due time,” a CAF statement said.Whichever club wins the disputed tie will join 15 others in the October 9 group phase draw and be guaranteed at least $550,000 (500,000 euros) prize money.The losers drop to the less lucrative second-tier CAF Confederation Cup, where the minimum prize money is $275,000, half that of the Champions League. 0Shares0000(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)
Saint-Etienne star Stephane Ruffier has rejected the chance to join Newcastle in January.Magpies boss Steve McClaren is on the hunt for a goalkeeper when the transfer window opens after Tim Krul was ruled out for the season with a knee injury.Newcastle have already scouted Paris Saint-Germain stopper Salvatore Sirigu and other targets are being assessed.However, according to Foot Mercato, McClaren can cross Ruffier off his wish list as the goalkeeper does not want to move to St. James’ Park.The 29-year-old is reportedly very settled at Saint-Etienne and wants to at least remain with the club until the end of the season. Stephane Ruffier 1