TNT coach Racela says Ginebra rookie Ferrer best player of Game 4

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKevin Ferrer may not have had the biggest shots of the game, but for coach Nash Racela, the Ginebra rookie made the biggest impact in Game 4 after frustrating TNT import Glen Rice Jr. early in the game.“Kevin Ferrer was the best player of the game,” Racela told reporters after Ginebra ousted TNT in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Rice shoved Ferrer to the floor and threw the ball at him that led to his early ejection at the 1:41 mark of the first quarter.The KaTropa had no choice but to play all-Filipino from that point forward, fighting valiantly but eventually falling to the Gin Kings, 115-105.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogFrustrated with how TNT’s season came to an end, Racela struggled to explain what went wrong for his team.“I just want to congratulate Ginebra for being the more aggressive team tonight,” he slyly said. “They got a lot of free throws again, so it’s because they were more aggressive than us despite taking 15 less two-point field goals. I’m sure that what coach Tim (Cone) will say.” Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Brownlee moves on from last year’s title run ahead of rematch with Bolts Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up DAY6 is for everybody It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide 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 TNT shot 15-of-16 from the charity stripe and went 30-of-62 from the two-point area, compared to Ginebra’s 23-of-33 free throw shooting and 28-of-47 clip from two. The KaTropa were also whistled for 32 fouls, against 20 for the Gin Kings. Both teams were close to even from threes, with TNT hoisting 10-of-37 and Ginebra throwing 12-of-32.That affair ended the KaTropa’s season, which saw them reach the semifinals in all three conferences and the Finals once.It wasn’t a disappointing campaign to say the least for TNT, but for Racela, there’s only one clear thing going forward: that San Miguel teams are really the hurdle that TNT needs to get through if it wants to win the championship.“I’m happy that for three conferences, we were able to advance to the playoffs. But it just so happened that in all the three conferences, we played a San Miguel team, and you know how tough it is to play a San Miguel team, so it’s really hard. But if you want to win a championship, we really have to get past a San Miguel team,” he said.“I think we need to have more players who are more aggressive. Maybe that will help us. So now, if we become more aggressive, then we force the referees to call more fouls. That’s the only thing I could think of right now,” he said. “If you study the whole series, it all boils down to who gets more free throws, who get fouled a lot. That’s something we’re trying to study. Maybe we could improve on that aspect.”ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

The Guyana Football Federation doesn’t need an investigation

first_imgDear Editor,Reference is hereby made to the above caption as it relates to the publication of an article captioned “GFF launches investigation into Futsal shooting incident (SN 19.04.18). In acknowledging that “the Holy Prophet Mohammed had to go to the mountain, the mountain didn’t go to him”, by a similar token, it was a colossal mistake on the Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF) behalf to publicly state that: “A meeting would be convened with stakeholders and private promoters to regularise privately run tournaments, moreover street football.Editor, in my estimation, what the GFF should have done was to document its conditionalities, publicise and circulate them to affiliates, the Ministry which holds responsibility for sport, and the National Sports Commission. In so doing, clubs, via their respective associations, and most importantly players and officials, would have known the Federation means “serious business”.As a consequence of the incident that occurred at the National Gymnasium on April 14, 2018 and disrupted the finals of the PETRA-coordinated/Corona-sponsored Futsal finals, one can see “a ticking time bomb in the making”. The incident occurred at a Government-owned and controlled facility, without some semblance of decency and social decorum, as in the past, it left much to be desired.Reiteratively and remonstratively, a high level of duplicity exists, since during the course of last year, a finals had to be aborted due to: “Crowd encroachment at the ungodly hour of 02:30h; while alcoholic beverages were being sold in defiance of the ruling from the Public Security Minister. Such sales must cease at 02:00h”. With this breach of security, occurring in a tournament co-sponsored by the NSC, did it register in the “mindset of the NSC Director that stringent policies, in collaboration with the GFF, prior to rental, must be in place?Would both parties now sit together and decide upon a “menu of measures” for the staging of future tournaments? Of course, the Guyana Police Force, Fire Service, St John’s Ambulance Brigade/Red Cross are all equal partners in their respective areas of: crowd control security, evacuation, first aid and physiotherapy.Editor, I may be wrong, but when I am I remain subject to correction. The Sports Director should, if he hasn’t reached with the Chairman of the Providence National Stadium, towards: “Contractual arrangements and obligations, ahead of rental”. Whereby (semi) international standards are always maintained, that is “Prohibition of selling beverages, in glass bottles”! I’m absolutely positive that the National Gymnasium, by the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) standards, would not receive an approval as a venue to host a CFU Futsal qualifying leg, since basic amenities such as “Medical room, visible fire extinguishers, fire alarm, security room and adequate emergency exits would come up short”.Finally, as a previous participant at a FIFA-funded, GFF-coordinated one-day seminar, “Stadium Management and Security, at the GCC pavilion, in 2008, the once world famous Bourda Ground was deemed unfit to host a World Cup Qualifier”. The rest is now history!By the way, does the National Gymnasium have an official time of closure?Respectfully yours,Lester Sealeylast_img read more

APNU/AFC Government is not fostering social cohesion

first_imgDear Editor,The Ministry of Social Cohesion was initiated in 2015 after the APNU/AFC coalition Government assumed office. The formation of this specific ministry remains mysterious, since President David Granger’s intended objectives are still not evident. Certain key elements must be adhered to in order to have social cohesion.Providing citizens with the proper space to voice their concerns is fundamental to the creation of a sustainable, socially cohesive society.Social cohesion is enhanced by an inclusive, coordinated, policy-making process. It brings in the views of all stakeholders involved, from the conception of these policies to their implementation, then to the final beneficiaries. Policy- making also needs to be more evidence-based in order to foster social cohesion.A socially cohesive society is one which works towards the wellbeing of all its members; fights exclusion and marginalisation; creates a sense of belonging; promotes trust, and offers its members the opportunity of upward mobility. The harnessing of civic participation and political feedback mechanisms is essential for positive and continuous growth in social cohesion. This is particularly true in the context of shifting wealth, which quickens economic growth and social dislocation, and requires innovative responses.The process of policy-making is as important as the policies themselves for building social cohesion. Inconclusive democracy is vital to craft important policies such as the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF), since new oil resources that will be available soon would be invested in social development, and as such, Government must rethink social and economic policies to ensure all citizens have a voice by fostering civic participation and strengthening democratic institutions.The important question is if the APNU/AFC coalition Government is promoting social cohesion. This Government is definitely not interested in any of the basic components to foster social cohesion. The formation of the Ministry of Social Cohesion is to ensure that political parties in Government benefit from the resources that are being allocated for the fostering of social cohesion. Numerous example can be highlighted to substantiate these claims.Regards,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

Linden students graduate from Heritage Awareness programme

first_imgOver 40 students between the ages of 8 and 11 years old, who hail from the community of Linden and attend any of five primary schools around Linden, have received training from the National Trust of Guyana through its Heritage Initiative.During the course of the 5-day programme, participants were involved in the construction of models of national sites, quizzes, and a tour of the local heritage sites.Chief Executive Officer of the National Trust, Nirvana Persaud-Chandernauth, in her address to the students, said that while the programme is in its 8th year, it is the first to be held in Linden.“This is our first programme in Linden. So you are the lucky ones, who can safely say you’re the first to experience this particular heritage hands-on programme”, Persaud- Chandernauth said. She added that the programme is about sharing knowledge on history, and she encouraged the students to share what they have learned with others.“You now are the ones we expect to pass the knowledge on to your siblings and to your brothers and sisters, your cousins, your friends at school… Pass the knowledge on about what you’ve learnt, about how much you’ve learnt about your heritage, Linden’s heritage, and where you came from”, she encouraged.The institution recently held its eighth annual Children’s Awareness Heritage Awareness programme graduation ceremony at the Mackenzie Primary School, where the students all received certificates and a copy of the Linden Heritage Trail publication.The programme has been sponsored by the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport.last_img read more

JC Engineering scoop top prize at 2019 Local Enterprise Awards

first_imgThe overall winner of the 2019 Donegal Local Enterprise Awards, James Coyle of JC Engineering, has expressed his delight at scooping the prestigious title.Sixteen finalists were in contention for awards at the ceremony held in Letterkenny’s Radisson Blu’ Hotel on Friday last when a total of 8 awards were presented on the day.O’Donnell’s Bakery were named as Runner-Up in the Best Established Business category, while there were four new awards presented this year. Lynn Costello Erskine of the Pear in Paper took the prize for Innovation; Eileen Rafferty and David Stevens of The Bothy scooped the Creative Coast prize; Sara and Philip Moss of Filligan’s won the Food Coast category, while Hugh Wilhare of Mulroy Bay Mussels captured the Export Award.In the Start-Up business category the top prize was presented to Cathal Sheridan of Huku Balance, with Kieran Murray and Conor McGrath of Thinstone, Donegal taking the runner-up prize.All of the finalists were given a presentation for reaching that stage of the competition and other finalists included Siobhan Boyle of Sculpt Cosmetics; Mark Bolton of Bolt On; Conor McLaughlin, McMorrow & McLaughlin Solicitors; Pat Lafferty, Multi-Crete Agri Products; Derek Walker, Nat Noot; Andrea Kelly, On the Go Coffee Co; Ciara Shine, Shine’s Seafood and Jessica Peoples of Zona Dance.Speaking afterwards the overall winner James Coyle said he was really surprised to have taken the top prize. “It’s great to be the overall winner. It is a big surprise for me. I am very grateful to be picked. I was very nervous to be coming up here and very hesitant about putting myself out there, but I am glad I did because it is a great result for me and for the company,” he said.Mr. Coyle said entering the competition had been an opportunity to reflect and to look forward to the future.“Whenever you are on the floor and you are focused on what is happening today, you maybe lose sight of the bigger picture. You may not plan for the next five years as you should, if you are too busy in the moment.”JC Engineering’s plans include a new produce they brought earlier this year to the Ploughing Championships where, James said, it received a great reaction and they received great feedback.“We have a new product that we hope will bring sales to the company. We were at the ploughing championships with it and that was the first step, but a very positive first step. We got a lot of contacts over the UK and Ireland and great feedback and for us being at the ploughing in 2019 was the place to be.” Delivering on the potential will, he says be down to what he called his ‘brilliant’ staff.“We are extremely lucky and over the years we have had brilliant workers. Their dedication and loyalty is second to none. Without them I wouldn’t be standing here today, it’s as simple as that.”In their addresses, Cathaoirleach Nicholas Crossan, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, Seamus Neely and Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney, all referred to the determination and resilience that Donegal businesses have shown over the years.In his concluding comments, the Head of Enterprise said he would love to see that resilience matched by other qualities. “At a conference we hosted earlier in the year, I asked the question of why we don’t achieve more? I would love to see the resilience we have in abundance matched with greater ambition. I have no doubt the type of positive people we have in the room today are the people who can help us achieve that vision,” he said.Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020. To contact the Local Enterprise Office in Donegal, log on to or phone 0749160735.JC Engineering scoop top prize at 2019 Local Enterprise Awards was last modified: December 10th, 2019 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:Donegal Enterprise Awardslast_img read more

Clean Coasts launch new campaign that will keep Donegal’s beaches beautiful

first_imgThere is a lot of evidence of marine litter along our beautiful beaches but Clean Coasts have a great solution for beach goers to help keep the coasts cleans and in only 2 minutes.The Clean Coasts programme operates the #2minutebeachclean in Ireland and is proudly supported by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government. There are over 100 boards on beaches around the coast and we are asking everyone who goes to the beach to do their very own #2minutebeachclean.Take a snap of the litter you collect and post your snap on instagram/twitter/facebook with the hashtag #2minutebeachclean and #cleancoastsFor the second time Clean Coasts have teamed up with Colm O’Regan (comedian and @irishmammies’ author) to help promote this initiative. Colm O’Regan, stars as empowerment and engagement guru, Benicio Sandz. Speaking about the #2minutebeachclean, Colm O’Regan said, “I really love this initiative, it’s just something small we can all do but if you add up all the 2 minutes we can have a incredibly positive effect on our beaches”How do you take part in the 2 Minute Beach Clean?– Follow Clean Coasts – @cleancoasts on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook– Do a 2 minute beach clean– Take a snap of the marine litter you collect– Post your snap on Instagram/Twitter using the hashtag #2minutebeachclean #cleancoasts @CleanCoasts or post your picture to our Clean Coast Facebook page including the hashtags in the post – don’t forget to tell us where you took your snapped your shot.– Dispose of the waste you collected properly, recycle it/bin it! – Be safe when you do your #2minutebeachcleanClean Coasts launch new campaign that will keep Donegal’s beaches beautiful was last modified: May 27th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:#2minutebeachcleanbeachesClean Coastsdonegallast_img read more

Take that, turkey

first_imgWHITTIER – Putting them on, then taking them off.At fitness instructor Virginia Singleton’s annual “Thanksgiving calorie burn-off” aerobics class at Palm Park Friday morning, a group of women worked on mitigating any damage from the evening before.“When I signed up in September, this class seemed like a good idea,” said Rachel Tavarez of Whittier, who arrived at 8:30 to warm up. “But, this morning it didn’t seem like a good idea.” Singleton said the workout’s goal was to burn at least 500 calories.On average, holiday meals pack on 3,000 calories and 220 grams of fat, she said.“This makes a dent in it,” Singleton said. – Sandy Mazza AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 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

Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee Announces Women’s Pole Vault and Pole Vault at Capital Square Fields

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – Another lineup of world-class women’s pole vaulters is slated to thrill the Drake Stadium crowd at the 2018 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee, Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays announced, Tuesday, April 17.The lineup for the men’s pole vault was announced April 3.The women’s pole vault competition includes 2016 Olympic silver medalist and Drake Relays favorite, Sandi Morris. Morris is the American record holder in the event with a personal best of 16-4.75 (5.00m) that is also the second highest clearance ever by a woman in the event.Another record holder from North America joins Morris in the field as Canadian national record holder Alysha Newman returns to Des Moines. Newman recently won gold at the Commonwealth Games in Australia and was seventh at the 2017 World Championships. Her Canadian record stands at 15-7 (4.75m) and she finished third last season at the Drake Relays.Katie Nageotte, who is having her finest season as a professional, will challenge the pair as a vaulter who has shattered the 16-foot mark. That personal best of 16-1.25 (4.91m) came in winning the USA Indoor Championship this past winter en route to finishing fifth at the World Indoor Championship.Six other vaulters in the 11-athlete field have also cleared 15 feet to ensure that this year’s Drake Relays pole vault competition will live up to the excitement produced in recent years.Fans in Des Moines will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with five members of that field with the Pole Vault at Capital Square, Wednesday, April 25, inside the atrium of Capital Square in downtown Des Moines at 6 p.m.Morris, Nageotte and Newman are all slated to compete in the one-of-a-kind competition along with Kristen Brown and Kristen Hixson. They will be joined by previously announced competitors in the men’s field such as Olympic medalist and 2017 World Champion Sam Kendricks and 2015 World Champion Shawn Barber. Scott Houston, Andrew Irwin and Mike Arnold will also compete inside Capital Square.Following the Wednesday, April 25, event at Capital Square, the men will compete inside Drake Stadium Friday, April 27, at 6 p.m. The women will take to the runway at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28.Tickets to enjoy those competitions inside Drake Stadium are available for both Friday, Saturday and all sessions by visiting Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgHarvey’s Point is almost booked out for Christmas.A well-known Donegal hotel claims it is almost three quarters full for Christmas with packages costing a cool €749 per person.Harvey’s Point, outside Donegal Town, says bookings for their three night package to coincide with Santa’s arrival are up on last year.General Manager of the four star hotel, Deirdre McGlone, says many of those who have booked their stays this year are people who have stayed at the hotel for many years. “We have regular guests who come for Christmas year after year and who are like friends of the family. New guests are very welcome too of course.”Packages at the hotel, which introduced the new Lodge @ Harvey’s Point to cater for groups this year, includes meals, Christmas activities, entertainment and more, according to the Irish Independent.Christmas packages are expensive to produce and challenging to organise, but clearly guests are prepared to pay to skip the cooking or washing-up in style.And while many have decided where they will spend Christmas Day, others are already booking their Christmas party nights out. The hugely popular Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny is already booking out many of its Christmas nights including the famous Bay City Rollers, The Priests Live In Concert and a live Frozen Show.DONEGAL HOTEL ALMOST BOOKED OUT FOR CHRISTMAS – AT €749 PER PERSON! was last modified: September 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CHristmasdonegalharvey’s pointmount errigallast_img read more

SBVDU announces application dates for MSc programmes

first_imgSri Balaji Vidyapeeth Deemed University (SBVDU), Puducherry has released application forms for admission to this year’s academic courses.Subjects for admission:Medical Science programmes:Medical MicrobiologyMedical Bio-chemistryThese are offered at Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, PuducherryEligibility criteria for SBVDU, Puducherry MSc in Medical Microbiology program:B.Sc Zoology/ Bio-Chemistry/ Chemistry/ Microbiology/ Biotechnology/ Medical Lab TechnologyGeneral category- 55 per cent minimum marksSC/ST- 50 per cent minimum marksMSc in Medical Biochemistry Program:B.Sc Bio-Chemistry/ Chemistry/ Microbiology/ Biotechnology/ Medical Lab TechnologyGeneral category- 55 per cent minimum marksSC/ST-  50 per cent minimum marksHow to apply:Get you application form from the official websiteCost of application is Rs 850 to be sent through DD (for downloaded form)DD must be drawn in the name of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, payable at PuducherrySelection procedure for enrolment in course:Selection of students for the course of their choice will be made on the basis of their performance in the common entrance test that is conducted by the institute itselfImportant dates:Last date of application is Friday, July 8, 2016Date of entrance test SBVDUCET is Saturday, July 16, 2016Read: Guwahati government announces education facilities for specially-abled students Read: DU Admissions 2016: Sports like water polo, canoeing might fetch you seat in DU Click here for more updates from India Today Education.last_img read more