Warnock pays tribute to Bruce

first_img “Our season is all about survival – absolutely,” Warnock said. “Apart from the top six teams now, I think everybody is on the same wavelength. “No matter what people say, everyone looks at the bottom end of the table every week. “Ten days ago before we kicked a ball at Everton, we were bottom of the league – that puts it in perspective – you can have a bad week and you’re straight back down there.” The job Steve Bruce has done at Hull is nothing short of a miracle, claims Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock. Palace go head to head with Hull in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday and Warnock was full of praise for his opposite number. “I think Steve has worked miracles there if I’m honest,” Warnock said. “He’s a top class manager and I like him – what you see is what you get with Steve, he doesn’t pull anything over your eyes. “I’m sure this week he’ll have worked on a plan to beat us and he’s got some great players there. “We can go there in good form and I don’t think the type of lads we have will ever get carried away because you can’t in the Premier League.” Palace are unbeaten in the league since Warnock took the reins at the end of August and travel to the KC Stadium on the back of two consecutive victories. After beating Everton 3-2 at Goodison Park, the Eagles made it six points from six with a 2-0 win over Leicester last weekend and climbed into the top half of the Barclays Premier League table. After six games, Warnock’s side are closer to the Champions League places than the relegation spots but the Eagles boss insists his players are keeping their feet firmly on the ground. Press Association After taking over in June 2012, Bruce guided the Tigers to promotion from the Championship in his first campaign in charge before securing a 16th-place finish in the top flight last season. The former Manchester United defender also led the club to their first ever FA Cup final in May, when it took an extra-time winner from Aaron Ramsey to give Arsenal a 3-2 win. last_img read more

Elderly man opens fire on officers after shooting at man and woman in mall parking lot

first_imgOfficials have arrested an 81-year-old man who reportedly opened fire on two civilians in a mall parking lot before opening fire on authorities.The incident began Sunday in the Pembroke Lakes Mall parking lot around 4:10 p.m.According to the report, a man and a woman parked in the lot were having the a conversation near their vehicles. That’s when the suspect, Solomon C. Stinson drove up to them and began arguing with them about parking spaces. At some point during the argument, Stinson shot at the man’s vehicle and shattered the rear window. He then took off in the direction of Flamingo Road.The woman immediately jumped into her vehicle and fled the scene, however, she later called the police when she realized that Stinson had been following her and fired shots at her vehicle near the intersection of NW 4th Street and Flamingo Road.Two officers responded to the scene and began following the vehicle.Stinson noticed the officers following him and opened fire on them near Flamingo Road and Sheridan Street. Officers returned fire and Stinson attempted to speed away, but lost control of his vehicle and drove down an embankment where he crashed.Despite the crash, Stinson refused to follow police orders. The SWAT team was called to the area and were able to bring Stinson into police custody with the use of a “less lethal weapon,” according to police.Stinson was taken to the hospital for treatment on minor injuries he sustained during the crash. He now faces charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault with a firearm.Authorities also reported that Stinson pulled a gun out on a woman who approached his car in the Monarch Lakes community that same day.last_img read more

Asian Games Asian Games 2018 Day 11: Complete schedule, timings, streaming details, when and where to watch

first_imgNew Delhi: India on Tuesday (Day 10) reached the half-century mark of medals after yet another prolific display in the ongoing 2018 Asian Games at Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia and will hope to bag more silverware as the 18th Asian Games enters its Day 11 on Wednesday. Dutee Chand will at be the centre of the limelight as she is set to feature in the 200m final after grabbing the top spot in the semis on Tuesday. The track and field athletes continue to impress as the Indian contingent looks to bag more medals.Elsewhere, Arpinder Singh is also set to feature in the triple jump event while women’s hockey team will lock horns with China in the semi-final action on Day 11 of the Asian Games 2018.Here is the 2018 Asian Games Day 11 complete schedule:ATHLETICS:Men’s 20km Walk: Irfan Kolothum Thodi, Manish Singh Rawat (4:30 AM IST)Women’s 20km Walk: Soumya Baby, Khushbir Kaur (4:40 AM IST)Women’s Heptathlon: Swapna Barman, Purnima Hembram (7:30 AM IST)Men’s Triple Jump Final: Rakesh Babu Arayan Veettil, Arpinder Singh (4:45 PM IST)Women’s 200m Final: Dutee Chand (5:35 PM IST)Men’s 1500m Qualification: Manjit Singh, Jinson Johnson (6:00 PM IST)Men’s 4x400m Qualification: India (6:45 PM IST)TABLE TENNIS:Mixed Doubles: Anthony Amalraj/Madhurika Patkar, Achanta Sharath Kamal/Manika Batra (8:30 AM IST onwards)HOCKEY:Women’s Semifinal: India vs China (6:30 PM IST)CYCLING:Women’s Omnium (Scratch Race): Manorama Devi (7:30 AM IST)Men’s Sprint Qualification: Esow, Ranjit Singh (7:50 AM IST)Men’s 4000m Individual Pursuit: Manjeet Singh (8:35 AM IST)BOXING:Men’s Light Fly(49kg) Quarterfinal: Amit vs Kim Jang Ryong (North Korea) (12:15 PM IST)Men’s Light Welter(64kg) Quarterfinal: Dheeraj vs Baatarsukh Chinzorig (Mongolia) (5:15 PM IST)Men’s Middle(75kg) Quarterfinal: Vikas Krishan vs Tnaglatihan Touheta Erbieke (China) (1:45 PM IST)Women’s Fly(51kg) Quarterfinal: Sarjubala Devi vs Chang Yuan (China) (2:15 PM IST)CANOE-KAYAKING:Kayak Four (K4) 500m Men: India (7:20 AM IST)Kayak Double (K2) 1000m Men: Ching Ching Sing Arambam/Naocha Singh Laitonjam (9:00 AM IST)BRIDGE: (8:00 AM IST onwards)KURASH: (Starting 12:30 PM IST)Women’s 63kg: Binisha Biju NayakattuMen’s 81kg: Manish Tokas, KunalHANDBALL:Men’s Main Round Group 3: India vs Indonesia (12:30 PM IST)JUDO: (Starting at 7:30 AM IST)SQUASH:Women’s Team Pool B: India vs China (11:00 AM IST)VOLLEYBALL:Women’s semifinal: India vs Hong Kong (3:00 PM IST) For all the Latest Sports News News, Asian Games News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Other Sports Hima Das wins second international gold inside a week

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Star Indian sprinter Hima Das won her second international gold in women’s 200m with a top finish at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland on Sunday. Hima, who has been struggling with a back problem for the past few months, clocked 23.97 seconds to clinch the gold while VK Vismaya bagged the silver in 24.06.National record holder Muhammed Anas also won the gold in men’s 200m race with a time of 21.18 seconds. This was Hima’s second competitive 200m race of the year. She has a personal best of 23.10s, which she clocked last year.In her first competitive 200m race of the year, the Assam runner had clocked 23.65s on her way to gold in the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix, also in Poland, on Tuesday. Vismaya had finished third in that meet with a personal best time of 23.75.Hima is the reigning world junior champion and national record holder in 400m. National record holder Muhammed Anas also won the gold in men’s 200m race at Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland on Sunday.M P Jabir won the gold in men’s 400m hurdles in 50.21 seconds while Jithin Paul was third in 52.26 secs.Indians swept the women’s 400m race through P Saritaben (52.77 secs), Sonia Baishya (53.73 secs) and R Vithya (53.73 secs). last_img read more

It would be a shame for Guyana to miss the Caribbean Boxing Championships – ‘Shakes’

first_imgDAVID Christopher, president of the St Lucia Boxing Association, said Guyana missing the December 13-16 Caribbean Boxing Championship will be a shame and a big blow to boxing in the Caribbean.Christopher, more popularly known as Shakes, was at the time speaking exclusively to Chronicle Sport, after a report was published that the Steven Ninvalle-led Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) could miss the third staging of the tournament due to the lack of funding.The financially-strapped GBA is seeking to raise $3.5M to send a 13-member team to defend their Caribbean Championship title they retained in Barbados last year, after winning the inaugural championship in Guyana in 2015.The St Lucian Boxing Association boss considers Guyana the ‘backbone’ of boxing in the region, stating, “Guyana is the team everyone wants to see. It would be disappointing if the team that won 10 of the 11 gold medals last year should miss this year. There must be something the Government of Guyana and those in charge could do to get that team here.”“Imagine, the Cayman Islands are confirmed, Barbados, Bermuda and those countries will be coming and Guyana are a high doubt for this event? That doesn’t sound good because everyone knows, Guyana has some of the best fighters in the Caribbean,” said Christopher, who also happens to be Guyanese.Shakes said if Guyana should miss the tournament it will not be a blow not only for them as hosts, but to boxing in the Caribbean. The tournament started in Guyana and Guyana’s attendance was more than important to help in the development of the sport in the Caribbean. Guyanese fighters will bring out the best in the others, so if they miss this year, it will be a shame.Christopher said his sentiments are echoed by other regional boxing associations’ heads who all would love to see the Land of Many Waters in St Lucia.The 13-member team of boxers will be spearheaded by Keevin Allicock and Colin Lewis, who both won gold medals at the last Caribbean Development Tournament (now Caribbean Championship), with Allicock going on to win a silver medal at the Youth Commonwealth Games in The Bahamas earlier this year.last_img read more

Freshman Grant continues stellar play, finishes with 10 points in win over Louisville

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories WINGS CLIPPED: No. 6 Syracuse beats No. 1 Louisville 70-68 on road behind Carter-Williams’ clutch 2nd-half playDefensive struggle, late heroics mirror 2012 Syracuse win at LouisvillePoll: After upsetting No. 1 Louisville, where should Syracuse be ranked? Published on January 19, 2013 at 11:18 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.educenter_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In Syracuse’s biggest game of the season thus far, freshman Jerami Grant played a season-high 35 minutes. The 6-foot-8 swingman, who has gone from little-used reserve to key contributor with James Southerland ineligible, rose to the occasion as he has all season.Grant was a consistent presence inside for Syracuse, providing some stability with Rakeem Christmas, DaJuan Coleman and Baye Moussa Keita rotating throughout Syracuse’s matchup with No. 1 Louisville on Saturday. Grant finished with 10 points and five rebounds in a 70-68 win over the Cardinals at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky.Grant proved he was capable of filling in for Southerland, the team’s second-leading scorer, when he scored a career-high 13 points last Saturday against Villanova. But his performance on the road in the matchup between the top two teams in the Big East was perhaps more impressive.“He played great tonight,” SU guard Michael Carter-Williams said. “He’s young and for him to step up into a role and take James’ place the way he’s playing is great.“We’re going to need him to play great and he’s a great player, he’s athletic and he made some big shots for us.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGrant scored eight of his 10 points in the second half, helping the Orange climb back into the game with each field goal. He knocked down a pair of free throws to register Syracuse’s first two points out of halftime.Nearly seven minutes into the half, he hit a jump shot to cut Louisville’s lead to 49-46. The shot, though routine at first glance, stood out to Boeheim after the big win.“He made a foul-line jump shot, and you couldn’t do that before,” Boeheim said. “He made athletic plays in practice, but dunks don’t count when you get into games.“Most games you don’t get too many dunks.”Grant’s development from an athletic dunker to a dangerous offensive threat hasn’t been easy, and the freshman’s still got a long way to go until he’s a polished all-around player. But he’s already made great strides in his game since the season began.Boeheim credited assistant coach Adrian Autry for working with him to improve his shooting ability – both in the offense and at the free-throw line. Grant is 7-for-8 from the line in the last two games, a marked improvement from his 47-percent mark on the entire season.“He’s worked hard and he’s gotten better,” Boeheim said. “He’s going to be a big-time player. He’s the most live athlete I think I’ve ever had.”And as he showed Saturday, he’s more than a spectacular athlete with limitless potential for the future. This Syracuse team needs him to contribute now.And that’s exactly what he’s doing.“That’s what he’s going to do,” said guard Brandon Triche. “It’s not really him stepping up, it’s him being the player that he is.” Commentslast_img read more

Maryland Announces Hoops Recruiting Class

first_imgTerps Sign Three for Men’s BasketballTrio puts Maryland 17th in ESPN.com team rankingsCOLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland signed three players to National Letters-of-Intent on Wednesday, with the additions of Seth Allen, Shaquille Cleare and Jake Layman placing the Terrapins’ class 17th on ESPN.com’s national team ranking.Allen is a 6-foot-2 guard from Fredericksburg, Va.; Cleare is a 6 -9 center from Houston and Layman is a 6-8 forward from Wrentham, Mass. The quality of the signing class, given the recent arrival of head coach Mark Turgeon and his staff on the Maryland campus, has drawn national attention.“We’re very pleased with our class for 2012 so far,” said head coach Mark Turgeon, in his first season at Maryland. “We’ve added three quality players with great character who will fit in with our Maryland Basketball family.“All three are very skilled basketball players who have a great feel for the game. My entire staff and the administration did a fantastic job in helping us secure these kids.”Cleare and Layman are four-star recruits and part of ESPNU’s Top 100 prospects, according to ESPN.com. Allen is a three-star prospect and has graded at 89 on the same website. Allen was the first recruit to commit to being part of Turgeon’s program.“I think they’ve gotten some guys who have shown that this staff, from a national perspective, will be very aggressive,” said Dave Telep, a national recruiting analyst for ESPN.com. “Turgeon is an astute evaluator of talent. If you look at this class, it’s a total national class. He’s been able to leverage some relationships he already had.“When evaluating recruiting, and the way the calendar is now, the second year a staff is at a school is usually the better year. If you look at the class they’ve gotten, this is a very good opening effort.”SETH ALLEN (6-2, 195, SG, Fredericksburg, Va., Fredericksburg Christian School)Was Coach Mark Turgeon’s first commitment at Maryland… A combination guard who was ranked by ESPN.com as the sixth-best prospect in the state of Virginia… A three-star recruit who graded at 89 from ESPN… Athletic guard with 40-inch vertical leap… Led Fredericksburg Christian to a 31-2 record and conference title as a junior… Averaged 24 points, four assists, 3.5 steals and hit 92 3-pointers as a junior… Had 23 points against Montrose Christian last season… Turned 17 years old in October… Left-handed shooter… Travel team was Hoop Booth… Chose Maryland over Clemson, Old Dominion, VCU, Virginia Tech and Virginia.Turgeon on Allen: “Seth is a very explosive athlete and scorer. He has a great feel for the game, is very good in the pick-and-roll and will be a great defender for us. Seth is a local kid with a great family who will represent Maryland the right way.”Seth Allen: “I feel like it’s a big relief that I don’t have to go through recruitment anymore and I know I found the right school. Maryland fits me best, so it’s a big relief and I’m really happy that I’ve finally signed. My family was a big part of this and Maryland being so close was important. I wanted my family to be able to see me play. I really like Coach Turgeon and the rest of the coaching staff and I get along with the players. When I went on my official visit the coaches really motivated me; they just want everybody to get better. I think I fit in with the offense and defense so well and I think it’s going to be a good year when I get there.”Joe Allen, father: “We’re very excited for Seth to sign with the University of Maryland and to have the chance to play at such a prestigious school. The academics, the way they have it set up, we know our son will succeed and graduate. The bigger part of it is that the coaching staff, from [Director of Athletics Kevin] Anderson on down is just absolutely, incredibly family-oriented. Seth comes from a strong family background. We can’t speak enough about the family atmosphere, the way they made us feel comfortable. It’s just a good feeling to know that he’s going into that kind of atmosphere. We’re excited about the outcome and the making of the young man that the staff at Maryland is going to build on.”Coach Darren Berkley, Fredericksburg Christian School: “Seth is a special player… Every game he did something that amazed our coaching staff. Not only is Seth a great scorer, he has great moves and he is mentally tough. Seth’s teammates love him and want to play on his team. He has great leadership qualities and a magnetic personality that people are attracted to… My expectations are high for Seth. I truly believe he will be successful at Maryland.”Craig Boothe, Hoop Booth Team: “Seth has by far exceeded the skill level of some of the other players in our program who have gone to Division I. I think his going to Maryland is a great fit from the perspective that he’s a family-oriented kid. Having him close will allow some of our local people to have access. He’s a great kid who was under the radar screen a little… I think this is a match made in heaven.”SHAQUILLE CLEARE (6-9, 270, C, Houston, Texas, The Village School)Consensus four-star prospect who is ranked as the sixth-best center in the nation by ESPN.com… Ranked 39th overall among the ESPNU Top 100… Graded at 95 by ESPN’s scouts… Has excellent strength and power which leads to solid rebounding at both ends of the floor… “A big body post with off-the-charts upside,” according to ESPN.com… Travel team was the Houston Defenders… Native of the Bahamas… Chose Maryland over Arizona, Texas, Baylor and Miami.Turgeon on Cleare: “Shaq will give us a big, physical presence in the paint. He will be a great defender and low-post scorer for us, and for his size, he is a very explosive athlete. He is a great young man who really wanted to be at Maryland and is being very well coached by Don Harvey.”Shaquille Cleare: “”It’s a strong conference, they have great coaches and they’re good at developing players. When Coach Turgeon left A&M and went to Maryland, it turned out well. It was so shocking to me, it was a big surprise. I think Coach Turgeon will do great things at Maryland.”Aaron Harrison, Houston Defenders (AAU) Coach: “He’s a little different than most in that now nobody wants to play with their back to the basket. That’s how he plays and he has the best hands that I’ve seen in such a long time. I don’t think there’s a limit to his potential to be honest. If you play him one-on-one, because he’s so big and strong, he puts his body on the defender and scores. Over the summer time, we looked at it and he scored 72 percent of the time we gave him the ball on the box. He’s come a long way. He’s only been in the country for four years and when I first met him he always had good hands and feet, but he’s worked so hard to make himself better. He’s come such a long way.”Pat Clatchey, Mount Saint Joseph’s HS (Baltimore) Head Coach: “I had the opportunity to coach Shaquille at the NBA top-100 camp. I found him to be a terrific young man on and off the court. He’s very polite and respectful off the court, engaging personality, and all business when he gets on the court. He has a big body, great hands and good footwork. He’s an interior scorer and a pretty good interior passer. I think the thing he’s going to have to develop at the next level is conditioning and getting used to day-in and day-out playing against strong and athletic bodies. But I think he’s a very good acquisition for Maryland basketball.”Don Harvey, Village School Head Coach: “He was really, really intrigued by Coach [Gary] Williams. That’s what got it started. When Coach Williams left, Shaq was a little down about that. So we had to get him back up. The next school on his list was [Texas] A&M, and then [Mark] Turgeon ended up going to Maryland, so that made it even more [attractive]. … I think he fell in love with Maryland… (Turgeon) is a guy who you can believe is going to do things the right way. He’s going to build your character and your heart. You feel him when you talk to him. He really, and I mean really, likes Coach Turgeon.”Dave Telep, ESPN.com: “He’s an anchor recruit. He’ll definitely grow within the program and he’s capable enough and has broad enough shoulders that he’s going to be able to be a main guy for a couple years. What is really impressive is he’s got very good touch. He’s a legitimate offensive player in the lane and is tough. He’ll be able to come into the ACC and know his way around.”JAKE LAYMAN (6-8, 190, SF, Wrentham, Mass., King Philip Regional HS)Listed by ESPN.com as the top recruit from the state of Massachusetts… Graded at 94 by the website, which has him 11th nationally among small forwards… Ranked 53rd nationally on ESPNU’s Top 100… Long, athletic player with deceptive quickness… Averaged 24.6 points, 15.6 rebounds, 7.1 blocks as a junior at King Philip Regional… Travel team was Boston Amateur Basketball Club under the guidance of Celtics administrator Leo Papile… Chose Maryland over Syracuse, Louisville, Florida, Notre Dame and ProvidenceTurgeon on Layman: “Jake is a very skilled and explosive athlete who is improving at a big-time rate. Jake has all three phases in his game with the ability to knock down the 3, shoot the mid-range, plus get all the way to the basket. He is also a tremendous defender with great anticipation. Jake comes from a great family, and we are excited about welcoming into our basketball family.”Jake Layman: “It’s a dream come true for me to sign with Maryland and I couldn’t be happier. The school, Coach Turgeon and all the other coaches, I love them and I get along with the players really well so that was good. The coaching staff is down to earth and easy to talk to so that made me feel comfortable. I know they’re all tough coaches so I think that will help me grow a lot. I’m very excited about the opportunity to play in the best conference in America and play at the Comcast Center.”Claire Layman, mother: “For my husband and I and our whole family, when we came for the official visit, with Coach Turgeon, Coach Spinelli and the entire coaching staff, we just had such a feeling that this was the right place for Jake. We felt all along that the ACC was a good fit for Jake’s skill set and I think with the University, over the recruiting period, what became clear to us is how important it was for Jake to be able to play where his family could be part of it too… The basketball was really important to Jake but just the University itself I think has everything Jake wants academically and it just was a really good fit. Maryland has so much to offer and it was really just a perfect fit.”Dave Telep, ESPN.com: “When Jake hit his stride this summer, you were either there to see it or you weren’t. For those who saw it, he immediately became a priority recruit. What not many people will know is he’s a heck of a defensive player. In one tournament where they kept stats, he certainly led everyone in steals per minute.”Paul Biancardi, ESPN.com: “Jake has a lot of tools and is just scratching the surface of his potential. He can shoot and score in a lot of ways. He’s also got athleticism and size to go along with his scoring ability. He’s a guy who is going to get better each and every day.”Leo Papile, Boston Amateur Basketball Club: “He’s a young, developing guy with enormous potential and upside. The best is yet to come… At 6-9, with the ability to guard guys down on the floor, he’s totally unique for American basketball. He’s a wing… You put him on the ball and, in our (full-court) defense, he just wreaks havoc with his mobility. He was bound to just make an enormous impact on the national scene.”Coach Sean McInnis, King Philip Regional HS: “It’s a fantastic time for Jake and his family. They’re really looking forward to being a part of the Maryland family… I think when you look around the country, he’s probably the only kid who’s 6-8 that plays the point… I think what Maryland was looking for was a student-athlete that’s going to come in, defend, and play a couple positions while at the same time playing in transition, utilizing some size at the guard position.”THE CLASS OVERALLPaul Biancardi, ESPN.com: “This class is well-balanced between guys who can help immediately and guys who can be brought along and will make their mark in the ACC. Mark does a good job of evaluating players and a good job of developing them. He’s put together an all-star recruiting staff there. When they’re not out recruiting, they’re thinking about recruiting.”Some quotes courtesy The Baltimore Sun.– Terps –last_img read more

DOJ to treat antifa involvement in protests as domestic terrorism

first_imgAttorney General Bill Barr said in a statement Sunday that the Justice Department will use its network of 56 regional FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces to identify the “criminal organizers and instigators” of violence during the George Floyd protests, including antifa and similar groups.Barr said DOJ has evidence that antifa and others are behind the rioting. He said “The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly.”Attorney General William P. Barr, FBI Director Christopher Wray, U.S. Marshals Director Donald W. Washington, BOP Director Michael Carvajal, ATF Acting Director Regina Lombardo, and DEA Acting Administrator Timothy Shea held a virtual press conference at the Department of Justice on Thursday.last_img read more

Letran ousts Arellano, books 4th place playoff vs San Sebastian

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Quarters: 24-16, 38-36, 54-49, 70-68. #KicksStalker: Pop-up store for Filipino sneakerheads Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Showing that he’s no longer feeling the effects of his wrist injury earlier in the season, the 20-year-old scored the putback off Rey Nambatac’s miss and gave the Knights a slim 69-68 lead with 3.3 seconds to play.Levi dela Cruz botched the Chiefs’ inbounds play on the other end as he threw the ball to the side of the board, allowing JP Calvo to split his freebies with 0.2 ticks remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Like what I said, we really needed to play our A-game against Arellano even if they don’t have (Kent) Salado. They really played like a team until the end and that’s why it was a war of attrition until the end,” said coach Jeff Napa, who remained wary of Arellano, which played without Salado, who is nursing an slight MCL tear on his right knee.Nambatac scattered 25 points on a 4-of-7 clip from three on top of nine rebounds and three assists to keep his collegiate career alive. JP Calvo added 11 markers, five boards, and two dimes, while Bong Quinto unloaded nine points despite shooting 4-of-14 from the field.“We need to be disciplined,” said Napa of the impending duel between the Knights and the Golden Stags. “We need to correct a lot in practice because we still had lapses, but we will do our job and the boys will give it their all, their hearts in that game.”Levi dela Cruz paced the Chiefs with 18 points and three assists, while Rence Alcoriza played the game of his life as he poured 13 of his 16 markers, alongside five boards in the losing effort.The Scores:LETRAN 70 – Nambatac 25, Calvo 11, Quinto 9, Balanza 8, Vacaro 6, Balagasay 5, Ambohot 4, Gedaria 2, Taladua 0.ARELLANO 68 – Dela Cruz 18, Alcoriza 16, Canete 12, Flores 7, Enriquez 5, Taywan 4, Nicholls 3, Abanes 3, Concepcion 0, Villoria 0, Ongolo Ongolo 0, Meca 0.ADVERTISEMENT View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJeo Ambohot saved the day for Letran as the Knights escaped the clutches of Arellano, 70-68, to advance to the second phase of the fourth-place playoff in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Letran arranged a knockout duel against San Sebastian for the fourth spot on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena, while also halting Arellano’s four-game winning streak to end the second round.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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

Ministerial Task Force established to develop co-op sector

first_imgThe Government of Guyana is looking to enhance the local co-operative movement with the aim of it becoming a sector that can contribute to the country’s economy.To this end, the Ministry of Social Protection has established a Ministerial Task Force to ultimately “pave the way for the renaissance and expansion of the Co-operations Sector to the point where it becomes the third most important sector of the economy”.According to the Ministry, Guyana is the only co-operative Republic in the world. It further recognised that the co-operative movement owns and controls vast amounts of resources and physical infrastructure, much of which are idle or underutilised among societies or in the form of deposits within financial institutions.“We have therefore decided to address critical issues which will lead to re-engineering the co-operative movement to stimulate job creation and leapfrog income generation activities throughout Guyana”, the Ministry outlined in a statement.In order to realise this objective, the ministry established the task force to examine the state of the co-operative movement in Guyana and make recommendations on steps to make that a reality.The Task Force will be headed by former Chief Education Officer Ed Caesar and comprises: the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Derik Cummings; Chairman of the Guyana Revenue Authority Rawle Lucas; Junior Social Protection Minister Keith Scott; Consultant, Francis Carryl; and B Adams who will serve as secretary.The Social Protection Ministry further outlined that among the main objectives of this team is to examine each administrative region; make a determination of resources owned by societies which can be adopted for gainful economic and income generation activities. This will include an assessment of functioning and defunct societies along with the likelihood for revitalisation.The Task Force according to the release, will also have to channel existing and new societies into government’s growth sectors such as community tourism with emphasis on: “The preservation and economic use of historical and cultural patrimony; information communication technology (ICT); establishing a green economy; support services for oil, gas and other extractive industries; agro processing and value-added production; youth development; and care for the elderly, etc.”Furthermore, the team will be required to identify the possible horizontal sector linkages (co-operative and private), as well as state agencies to be involved in facilitating start-up and sustainable growth.Additionally, wherever it is advantageous, the Task Force will have to apply a concept of co-operative/private partnership either via private occupation of existing co-operative resources and/or a fusion of private sector personnel by applying the core competencies of private enterprise. This will be vigorously embraced.The Ministerial Task Force will further build on the work that has commenced by the fact-finding technical team, appointed by Minister Scott to give a jumpstart to government’s intent to revitalise and grow the co-operative sector, the Social Protection Ministry detailed.The work of the taskforce commenced on Thursday 01 July, 2016, and a final report is expected to be submitted by September 30, 2016 latest.last_img read more