Guiao still confident as NLEX’s first semis stint ‘builds up toughness’

first_imgMOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims LATEST STORIES Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We’re sad that we lost, but until the end, we fought. We lost Kevin (Alas), we lost JR (Quiñahan), but we still almost won. Under two minutes, we committed two crucial turnovers. But if not for that, we could’ve been in the game all the way until the last possession. But that’s the way it goes. We will be a better team with this experience.”Guiao found consolation that it was the franchise’s  first semifinals appearance since its entry in 2014.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 folkBut with the success comes the heightened expectations but  multi-titled mentor expects the Road Warriors to be more than just a feel good story in the next conferences.“You know you made the semis. Now, anything less than the semis will be a disappointment. You feel that you know what it takes to win it, so you feel you have a better chance, your confidence gets higher. It’s addicting,” he said. NU, Filam Sports set for titanic clash in NBTC Elite Eight Guiao, though, expects this core to perform better come the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup with import Arnett Moultrie on his way.“I feel that come next conference, we’ll be stronger. I think this has built up the toughness within this team. We already have the playoff experience as a group and it’s good to see them fighting with each other,” he said.“Again, we already know the feeling, so we’ll try to get back here again and hopefully next time, we’ll be a bit more lucky.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNLEX coach Yeng Guiao just reminded his players to hold their heads high despite the Road Warriors’ exit in semifinals of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup on the heels of its 89-96 defeat to Magnolia on Tuesday.“I think we have improved a lot,” said Guiao, whose team put up a tough stand against the Hotshots until the final buzzer in Game 6.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters View commentslast_img read more

Barcelona reaches Copa quarters but could be disqualified

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Levante said it will make a formal complaint to the Spanish soccer federation on Friday, ahead of the draw for the quarterfinals.The four-time defending Copa champion has denied any wrongdoing for using youth player Juan “Chumi” Brandariz in last week’s match in Valencia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We don’t have any doubts,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. “We believe we will be in the draw tomorrow. We did everything right and we won on the field, which is where we had to win.”Levante said Chumi should not have played because of an accumulation of yellow cards with Barcelona’s “B” team, arguing that his suspension applied to the senior team as well, including in Copa matches. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ FC Barcelona’s Dembele, right, celebrates after scoring with teammates his side’s second goal during a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between FC Barcelona and Levante at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID — Barcelona earned a spot in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey on Thursday, but its continued participation in the tournament remains under threat.Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele led Barcelona to a comfortable 3-0 win over Levante at Camp Nou Stadium, helping it advance 4-2 on aggregate. However, the Catalan club could be disqualified for allegedly using a suspended player in the first leg.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Qatar, Japan advance in Asian Cup with perfect records Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments “We prefer to win on the field, but the regulations exist and everyone needs to follow them,” Levante coach Paco Lopez said. “Let’s see what happens.”The Spanish federation is expected to rule on Levante’s complaint before Friday’s draw.Real Madrid was eliminated in the tournament’s round of 16 in 2015 for using striker Denis Cheryshev while he was suspended.“We are surprised, we found out about it by the press,” Barcelona spokesman Josep Vives said. “We analyzed the situation and concluded that Chumi’s participation was legal.”With Messi back in the lineup after being rested in the first leg, Barcelona easily reversed the 2-1 deficit from the first match. The Argentine playmaker set up goals by Dembele in the 30th and 31st minutes, then sealed the victory by scoring in the 54th.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Barcelona has made it at least to the quarterfinals in the Copa in nine straight seasons. It won the title five times in the last seven years.Earlier Thursday, Espanyol defeated Villarreal 3-1 at home with two goals by striker Borja Iglesias to advance 5-3 on aggregate, while Real Betis salvaged a 2-2 draw at Real Sociedad to reach the last eight on away goals after a 0-0 first-leg draw.Real Madrid, Girona, Valencia, Getafe and Sevilla also made it to the quarterfinals. Atletico Madrid was eliminated by Girona on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Rupununi promoted as tourism destination

first_imgThe Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) and Visit Rupununi on Friday launched the presentation of the Rupununi calendar of events in an effort to promote and market the area as a tourist destination.A representative of the Business Ministry (left) and President of Visit Rupununi, Melanie McTurk share a poster showcasing the calendar of events during the launch of its fourth annual calendar of events 2019In brief remarks at the launch at the GTA boardroom, Sophia Exhibition Site, Greater Georgetown, the agency’s Director, Brian Mullis said the Rupununi calendar of events was one of many marketing initiatives that the GTA and Visit Rupununi would be working on to ensure tourism development.Mullis noted that these initiatives are major marketing tools that the Guyana Tourism Authority will be using, as well, to show case trade shows abroad.The GTA Director highlighted that the partnership achieved with Visit Rupununi helped in the areas of marketing of new products and product development, joint ventures in community meetings and scoping, especially in training and capacity building.He noted that the Agency was involved in tour guide training for North Rupununi residents, and hopes to facilitate a boat captain training soon. The GTA Director urged the public to visit the Rupununi.Visit Rupununi’s Tourism President, Melanie McTurk, noted that Visit Rupununi stakeholders recognised that strengthening the linkages between the region’s population, local and international NGOs regional and nationally especially the formalising of strategic partnerships with national tourism bodies such as the GTA and THAG will play a critical role in achieving this vision.“Over the past three years, Visit Rupununi has worked with a mixture of community-based enterprises, private operators, regional organisations and most notably the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) and the GTA to provide access to various training opportunities, representations at exhibitions, technical advice and as a forum for information and stakeholder input on a range of issues relevant to the development and enhancement of the sector”.While echoing similar sentiments, Coordinator Candace Phillips said the production of the events showcased collaborative pieces that exhibited the key areas of the Rupununi.She noted that the folders provided information on accommodation, tour operators and titled Amerindian villages. Phillips expressed gratitude to the GTA for publishing the first prints of the Rupununi calendar of events since it minimises the cost of the printing materials.The calendar for the first time allows visitors and prospective visitors at a glance to know what are the big events and more importantly when.For the domestic and international travelers, it will hopefully serve to provide information on the variety of products available and reiterate that the Rupununi is one destination with a variety of products to offer.Travellers who seek more information can visit the website at http://www.visitrupununi.com/Visit Rupununi was established in 2015 to develop international and local tourism through capacity building of communities and tourism service providers to market the destination, raising awareness within local communities and supporting the establishment of tourism services to provide quality, diversified and safe tourism and conserve the nature-based, traditional heritage of the Rupununi.last_img read more

Sections of Georgetown zoo to be rehabilitated

first_imgThe Guyana Zoological Park, located within the Botanical Gardens, will experience a long-awaited rehabilitation. This was announced by the Department of Environment, Ministry of the Presidency.An empty cage at the ZooIn a notice published in the newspaper on Friday, the National Parks Commission, which falls under the Department of Environment, invited bids for the “execution of the rehabilitation of enclosures and exhibits for birds” within the park.Bids for the project will be read on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.The announcement of this rehabilitation falls in the face of a previous disclosure made by former Business Minister Dominic Gaskin, who had the responsibility for Guyana’s tourism to construct a safari-type facility for the remaining animals.The zoo, which was formerly one of the most exciting places to visit as a child, has deteriorated over the years to become a habitat for birds and some reptiles.With the number of animals in the “once magical” destination dwindling, the former Business Minister told this newspaper back in March that plans were in the making for a better zoological park.According to him, the Guyana Wildlife Conservation and Management Commission (GWCMC) was considering a safari-type zoo.“We would like to be able to showcase some of our wildlife, but in conditions that are internationally acceptable. If that means moving the zoo to somewhere where there is more space or having a more safari-type facility, then so be it, but I am not sure what the long-term plan is, I only know that it is being looked at and that there are regulations specifically dealing with zoological parks”.The former Minister said although the Government is considering moving the zoo, no new location has been identified to his knowledge.The former Minister would only say, “I know that there are plans to do some, well to implement, some new regulations concerning the treatment of wildlife, as well as how zoos or a whole set of regulations for zoos and a few other areas related to wildlife activities”.He added, “All I know is that it is modern regulations and it is designed to really change the way we do things when it comes to the zoo. I’m not even sure whether the zoo, as it is, is going to continue or how it is going to be operated after the regulations take effect”.The zoo officially opened its gates to the public back in 1952. Its grounds have been used as the Botanical Gardens since 1895.The filled cages with harpy eagles and hungry lions once managed to transform a child’s face in seconds from being excited when the eagles flew around to say hello, to afraid when the lions roared to ask for some food.Instead, when Guyana Times visited the zoo recently, the dull environment merely had a few birds, exotic cats, including the Jaguar and about two others. Huge snakes, caimans, turtles, and monkeys were among the few animals that could have been seen.Over at the petting zoo within the park were a few donkeys, turtles, and goats along with a few disappointed children, who never even bothered to touch the animals.last_img read more

Planning for the future with the Northeast Climate Risk Project

first_imgThe Fraser Basin Council serves as facilitator and project manager.To view the climate projections; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With the increase of extreme weather events in Northeastern BC comes related impacts, such as flood, wildfire, drought and erosion which can affect the region’s infrastructure, economy and community.The Northeast Climate Risk Project has been implemented to better understand projected climate trends, identify local vulnerabilities and help plan for adaptation.The Fraser Basin Council has been working with six municipalities in Northeast British Columbia over a two year period (January 2018 to January 2020) on the Northeast Climate Risk Project.- Advertisement -The municipalities are;The city of Fort St. JohnThe city of Dawson CreekDistrict of Tumbler RidgeDistrict of ChetwyndVillage of Pouce CoupeNorthern Rockies Regional Municipality.The Northeast Climate Risk Project has three goals;Support the Northeast BC local government partners in preparing for a changing climate and understanding the associated risks and vulnerabilitiesCollaboratively address climate risks at a regional and community scale through a peer network, andIncrease community, public and private sector awareness of the impacts of climate change.This project is funded by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Climate Adaptation Partner Grant, the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, the BC Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the six local government partners.Advertisementlast_img read more

COLLEGE STUDENTS WARNED ABOUT MAKING RIGHT ACCOMMODATION CHOICES IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgHundreds of students flooding into Letterkenny to study at the LYIT are being urged to get help when choosing accommodation.Tanya RussellTanya Russell, Student Union Welfare Officer at Letterkenny Institute of Technology Student Union reminds students to contact their student union office when seeking accommodation.“Welfare Officers, within Institute of Technologies and Universities throughout the country, provide all students with a list of accommodation providers in their area. “This can be the most difficult decision for a student and their family to make. It is important that the student makes the right decision. Their first port of call should always be their Student Union.“The Student Union offers free, impartial advice and also provides referral links to the Private Residencies Tenancies Board, the organisation that protects landlords and tenants rights’.She said students must reach out for help when choosing an accommodation provider.The LYIT campus“Your student union can provide rent books and advice on your rights as a tenant. She suggests that before securing accommodation or paying a deposit check with your local Student Union Office’. For more information on accommodation in the Letterkenny area, please contact Tanya Russell, Student Union Welfare Officer, on 074 9186820 or email tanya.russell@lyit.ie COLLEGE STUDENTS WARNED ABOUT MAKING RIGHT ACCOMMODATION CHOICES IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: August 30th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LYITstudent accommodationlast_img read more

DDTV VIDEO: FORGET ELO – MEET DONEGAL’S OWN EGO….THE ERRIGAL GROOVE ORCHESTRA

first_imgMembers of the Donegal Youth Orchestra have gone all groovy….by setting up a Jazz band.You can get a snapshot of the superb Errigal Groove Orchestra by clicking on our DDTV video. DDTV VIDEO: FORGET ELO – MEET DONEGAL’S OWN EGO….THE ERRIGAL GROOVE ORCHESTRA was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

MARINE SPECIALIST SAYS WE MUST LEARN LESSONS FROM DONEGAL WHALE STRANDINGS

first_imgA large crowd gathered on Ballyness Bay to help return the stranded Whales to the water. pic copyright Northwest news pix.A leading marine specialist has warned that lessons must be learned from the stranding of a pod of whales on a Co Donegal beach last week.Dr. Mick O’Connell commended the bravery of all those who tried to rescue the whales when they beached at Ballyness Beach on Monday morning last.However, Dr O’Connell, who is the stranding co-ordinator with the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group warned people could have been hurt. Austrian woman Antonia Leifner watches agonisingly as the 5 pilot whales slowly die on the beach at Ballyness Bay, Falcarragh, Co. Donega. (North West Newspix)He commended the “remarkable enthusiasm” of all those who managed to temporarily put the Pilot Whales back to sea.But he said “There also appeared to be no experienced person in charge of the situation.“Terrified six metre whales are potentially dangerous animals so care is needed that nobody gets hurt, especially when good intentions outweigh experience.”Many locals took to the water in a genuine bid to help release the whales back to sea. However a circus-like atmosphere was created when the whales beached as children straddled on the backs of the creatures.Dr O’Connell said he believes the National Parks and Wildlife Service must take a lead for future beachings as they are responsible for whales, dolphins and porpoises.“The relevant agency needs to have in place a coastal network of personnel trained in the latest best practice guidelines for dealing with live strandings, backed up with appropriate authority to act as a beachmaster,” he said. MARINE SPECIALIST SAYS WE MUST LEARN LESSONS FROM DONEGAL WHALE STRANDINGS was last modified: July 14th, 2014 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:donegalDr Mick O’ConnellFalcarraghPilot Whalesstrandingslast_img read more

London may be forced to sit Saturday

first_img Freshman John Hale, who has made four starts at outside linebacker, probably will move to middle linebacker, and Spencer Havner and Wesley Walker would play outside. Walker would make his first start of the season since having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in August. Any Moore questions? Justin London’s surgically repaired right ankle has been bothering him all season, and it finally might cost him a game. London, UCLA’s middle linebacker, has hardly practiced this week and as of Wednesday, is doubtful for Saturday’s game against Oregon State. UCLA coaches have to construct a game plan without him. “It’s touch and go right now for him,” defensive coordinator Larry Kerr said. “The ankle really has been chronically bothering him. He goes through phases where it’s pretty good and phases where it starts to bother him again. Obviously, it’s hampered him some. It’s frustrating for him and frustrating for us. Like everything else, you have to be ready to go with the next guy and we are.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week UCLA coach Karl Dorrell said during his weekly news conference Monday that he had no bad feelings over former UCLA quarterback Matt Moore leaving the program and transferring to Oregon State. However, on a conference call with Moore on Tuesday, a Southern California reporter asked Moore: “Do you think (Dorrell) has any reason to be upset about the situation? It was almost like he was upset when your name was mentioned. He’s still upset about it now, it seems like.” The question was repeated in different ways, although Moore said he didn’t understand it. He attempted to answer the question but then the conference call was disconnected by Oregon State. “It was a combination of three things,” said Steve Fenk, Oregon State’s sports information director for football. “The guy from The (Riverside) Press-Enterprise didn’t help. (Moore) had a team meeting to go to and we were just about out of time.” Dorrell reiterated Wednesday that he wasn’t at all upset at Moore and harbored no ill will. center_img “I have no animosity about this quarterback thing, particularly Matt Moore,” Dorrell said. “I heard there were some issues that I was upset with him and I have nothing to be upset with him about.” National attention Quarterback Drew Olson was named one of seven finalists for the Unitas Award, along with USC quarterback Matt Leinart. Olson has completed 133 of 198 passes for 1,612 yards, 15 touchdowns and three interceptions for the 6-0 Bruins. “Isn’t that great?” Dorrell said. “I think he’s earned it. He’s played great football. He’s playing top-caliber football like most of the best quarterbacks in the country. It’s good for him to get that type of recognition for the hard work he’s done and for him to continue the process of building this team and leading this team to the great things we’re doing.” 160Want 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

Men’s Soccer Welcomes Valparaiso to Des Moines on Wednesday

first_img Live Stream Story Links Valparaiso now travels to Des Moines searching for its first win of the year away from home. The Crusaders have faced a treacherous road schedule this season, losing seven of eight matches outside of Brown Field. Two of the top goalkeepers in the Missouri Valley Conference will face off on Wednesday as Luke Anderson meets Valpo’s Edvin Holst. Anderson’s six clean sheets top the league while Holst leads the conference in saves (50) and saves per game (5.56). The Crusaders (2-9-1, 1-4-0 MVC) are in the midst of a five-game losing streak, a skid that began with a 2-0 defeat at home to Drake on Sept. 25. Austin Smythe and Leroy Enzugusi found the back of the net to lift the Bulldogs to victory. Live stats and a live stream will be available for Wednesday’s match, and links can be found on www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com. Scouting Valparaiso WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer team hosts the Valparaiso Crusaders on Wednesday night at Tiger Field in West Des Moines. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.center_img The Bulldogs enter with momentum after clinching a season sweep against Evansville in their last match. Drake bested the Purple Aces, 1-0, on Oct. 9 before winning at Evansville, 2-0, on Saturday. Live Stats Leroy Enzugusi scored the game-decider via penalty kick in the 21st minute before Istvan Wilhelms delivered an insurance goal in the 74th minute. Luke Anderson recorded three saves as he posted his MVC-leading sixth clean sheet of the season. Forward Cole Rainwater and midfielder Mason Marcey lead the Crusaders with identical stat lines of three goals, one assist, and seven points. Forward Ryan Madondo and midfielder Michael Cushing have each chipped in two goals this season, and defender Vukasin Bulatovic paces Valpo with two assists. The Bulldogs will aim to start quickly as Valpo is 1-8-0 this year when its opponent scores first, compared to 1-1-1 when the Crusaders strike first blood. Print Friendly Version Anderson will look for his seventh shutout against a team that hasn’t scored a goal in its last three matches. Even so, Valparaiso ranks third in the MVC with an average of 1.25 goals scored per game.last_img read more