2 PH Gilas teams loom

first_imgThe proximity and overlapping schedules of the Fiba Asia Cup and the Southeast Asian Games might force the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas to form two Gilas Pilipinas teams.SBP executive director Sonny Barrios raised this possibility once the Asia Cup on Aug. 15 to 27 pushes through as scheduled and runs in conflict with the SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur on Aug. 19 to 31.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Maroons Gunning for UAAP Season 80 Final four finish Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ MOST READ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely “We’re waiting for the response of Fiba Asia,” said Barrios.The Gilas Cadet will have PBA rookies Mac Belo, Jio Jalalon, Mike Tolomia and Kevin Ferrer, among others.They also formed the core of the gold-medal winning squad with Kiefer Ravena and naturalized center Marcus Douthit during the 2015 Singapore Games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnFilipino have been SEA Games champions since 1989. Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ View commentslast_img read more

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NU uses big 3rd quarter, rallies past Arellano

first_imgThis eventually became the Bulldog’s foundation to hold off the Chiefs in the final period.Bulldogs head coach Jamike Jarin said they had to exceed the energy of Arellano if ever they want to come back and take the victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“We decided that we need to up the energy because Arellano comes with a lot of energy and we had to match that energy,” said Jarin as his team improved to 2-1 in Group B. “It was evident in the third quarter that we got that energy and we got the lead.”Matt Salem led the Bulldogs with 18 points and 13 rebounds while Issa Gaye had 11 points and nine boards. FILE – Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University launched an offensive onslaught n the third quarter to shock Arellano University, 82-79, in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Bulldogs were down, 53-37, in the third quarter when they eventually went into overdrive and got loose to the tune of a 26-5 run to take a 63-58 lead to finish the period.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Thai swingman Ananti not satisfied with team’s win over Malaysia Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENRcenter_img View comments LATEST STORIES Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Lervin Flores had 15 points and 14 boards to lead the 0-2 Chiefs. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikelylast_img read more

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Reyes, Valdez headline PH volleyball team roster

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMika Reyes and Alyssa Valdez lead the 12-woman lineup that will represent the Philippines in future international tournaments as announced by Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas Inc. Wednesday.Reyes and Valdez met in the UAAP volleyball five straight times while representing De La Salle and Ateneo, respectively, but will now don the same tricolor of the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Swing Out Sister back to PH this April READ: Valdez’ full focus now on national teamPerennial national team member Jovelyn Gonzaga, who played in the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship, is also in the lineup with PSL-F2 Manila teammates Aby Maraño, Ces Molina, Kim Fajardo, and Jaja Santiago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundGenevieve Casugod, who played in the 2017 AVC Women’s Club Championship, will join Reyes as the team’s middle blockers while Valdez’ collegiate partner Denden Lazaro will be team’s libero.READ: SEA Games high priority for PH women’s volleyball team Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ University of Santo Tomas icons Rhea Dimaculangan, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, and Maika Ortiz round up the lineup.Rachel Daquis, who captained PSL-F2 Manila in the Worlds, was named as a reserve together with libero Dawn Macandili.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ HS coach Castillo replaces Gorayeb as NU head coach Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Dacres loves to compete with the best

first_img He and Robinson have their focus on the World Championships, and Dacres says their goals haven’t changed. “We keep doing what we’ve been doing all along,” he outlined, “training and try to get consistently higher.” So far, his preparations have yielded a Jamaica record of 68.88 metres and has exceeded 65 metres in eight meets so far this season. “We’re loading again,” he specified of the heavy training he is doing now, “so it’s actually a work-in-progress.” His winning throw last Sunday was 66.90m. GOALS HAVEN’T CHANGED Fedrick Dacres, Jamaica’s best ever discus thrower, loves to compete with the best athletes in his event. That’s the attitude he’s taking into the London Diamond League this weekend and next month’s World Championships. He’s also heading for his double trips to London with a rich vein of form. Before winning at the recent Stockholm Diamond League meet, he placed second to Andrius Gudzius of Lithuania in Hengelo and to Swede Daniel Stahl in Oslo. He isn’t daunted by any of them. In fact, he relishes the prospect of throwing against them, Poland’s reigning world champion, Piotr Malachowski, and the brothers Harting, Robert, and Christoph, who won the 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medals respectively. “Awesome field,” he evaluated after winning the discus at the Last Chance Throwing meet inside the National Stadium on July 1, “and that’s what I like. I like to be pressured, and I think I’m up there with themand so I’m just waiting to compete again.” Stahl has the best throw in the world with a distance of 71.29 metres. Asked when he would next be in action, the Julian Robinson-coached University of the West Indies thrower reported, “I compete in the London Diamond League on Sunday.”last_img read more

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Suarez eyes return to form

first_img “We are not expecting a red carpet,” he said. “They have fast and competent players. … But like everyone here, they have their strengths and weaknesses.” At his fourth World Cup with Uruguay, the 71-year-old Tabarez is the oldest coach in the tournament, and he reflected on the impact of the game in his home country, a two-time champion with just 3.5 million people. “There are not many countries that can say football is part of their identity, but we are one of them. Back home, even the monuments have been painted light blue. The pedestrian crossings have been repainted in blue and white,” he said. “As with 2014, I expect more letters for old ladies who will confide in me that they have always hated football. But when they see us win they run out of the house and hug the first person they find. In Uruguay, football is a religion.” No red carpet ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP): Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez paid tribute to Luis Suarez as the team prepared for today’s World Cup match against Saudi Arabia – the 100th international appearance for the Barcelona striker. “It is a big number, but not just a number. It means so much more to a player,” Tabarez said yesterday. “Since he came up from the youth squad, Suarez has always had a pivotal role.” The 31-year-old failed to shine in the opening match against Egypt, where the South Americans struggled before a late goal from defender Jose Gimenez gave them a 1-0 victory. “I think there is agreement that (Suarez) did not have his best game against Egypt, but players are not programmable robots. They need support,” Tabarez said. “His potential remains intact.” Suarez has scored 51 goals for Uruguay and is playing in his third World Cup. His participation in 2014 was cut short after he infamously bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini. In 2010, he was again at the centre of controversy when he was sent off for using his hand to stop a goal from Ghana in the quarterfinals before Uruguay advanced in a penalty shoot-out. Uruguay were the only South American team to win their opening match in a tournament where upsets have been commonplace. Tabarez’s squad is hoping to secure qualification Wednesday, but he said the Saudis would be keen to restore pride after their 5-0 thrashing by Russia.last_img read more

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Dalton Myers | Cricket – still a man’s game – A cry for equality

first_img Additionally, the report suggested that remuneration is low and there’s a lack of basic rights and protections for women cricketers. Despite the successful implementation of women’s T20 leagues, some cricketers still struggle to survive on the remuneration from playing in these leagues as well as the benefits under their respective central contracts. This has caused many women not to continue playing the sport. Importantly, the report also identified gender inequality as a main issue for women’s cricket. This was the central theme of the report, as many players believe that there is inequality in terms of treatment, opportunities and investment in them as a team or as individuals. Finally, the report suggested that there is a need to have more women involved in the game as administrators, coaches and support staff. This, it argued, would help with identifying with the needs of female cricketers and pushing related policies that seek to address these needs. The issues facing the Windies women are not dissimilar to these of other cricketing nations with maybe Australia and England considered to have organised women’s cricket structures. While there have been improvements in cricket in the Caribbean with an increase in the number of women on retainer contracts to approximately 14, there are still issues facing the Caribbean team that hinder the development of the game at the youth level. This is especially because the territorial boards do not make enough investments in the teams locally. The 2018 report indicated that the treatment of women’s cricket including the West Indies team, has improved but falls short of some of the expectations of a team that can provide an avenue for professional career development. I think the report is spot on with much of the observations in the Caribbean but could have delved more into the sociopolitical issues surrounding cricket in the West Indies that would also affect the women’s sport. Additionally, it falls short in identifying cultural issues such as agents of socialisation (church, media, school) that have been placing women’s sport in general on the backburner. So, while the consumption of sport is supposed to be market-driven, that is not the case as agents such as the media pay little attention to women’s sport, especially in a space that is driven by patriarchy and hegemonic masculinity. I think the report is a start, though, and will help to push some of the discussions on women and cricket. I hope for the next report there will be more discussions about barriers to entry for women who want to be part of the administration of cricket as well as the lack of support from Governments in supporting women’s sport – in this case, cricket. I do agree that there have been significant improvements in the administration and structure of women cricket, but more drastic improvements are needed. – Dalton Myers is a sports consultant and administrator. Email feedback to daltonsmyers@gmail.com The ICC Women’s World T20 is set to begin in about two weeks in the Caribbean. The Stafanie Taylor-led Windies Women are gearing up to defend the title they won in 2016 in England. It is against this backdrop that we are now encouraged to examine gender equity and sport. Earlier this week, the Federation of International Cricket Associations (FICA) released its 2018 Women’s Global Employment Market Report and Survey. The results are geared towards fostering a better understanding of the game of cricket and women’s employment, and further identified twenty (20) key findings. I will focus on five of them. Firstly, the report found that there has been significant progress for women’s cricket, but there’s still more work to be done. Over the past 2-3 years, there has been the successful hosting of international women’s cricket competitions, as well as negotiations of central contracts for women. It is important to see the women’s games as a profession rather than an amateur pursuit. Secondly, the report argued that most of the cricketing nations lacked a professional structure for women’s cricket. A professional set-up would include a very structured women’s domestic league that facilitates honing the skills of cricketers and assisting with talent identification. Such structures help players see a career pathway for success. Without them, there is a challenge in showing female players how they can benefit financially from sports. Low remunerationlast_img read more

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Belgium edge France to top FIFA rankings

first_imgZURICH (AP): Belgium will end 2018 atop FIFA’s rankings with World Cup winners France at No. 2. FIFA says Belgium are a single ranking point – 1,727 to 1,726 – ahead of a French team which won their World Cup semi-final in Russia. Brazil are No. 3 and World Cup runners-up Croatia are No. 4 in a mostly unchanged monthly ranking. England and Portugal, which both qualified last month for the UEFA Nations League Final Four tournament, are Nos. 5 and 6. Uruguay, Switzerland, Spain, and Denmark complete the top 10. Iran at No. 29 will be the highest-ranked Asian team at the Asian Cup, starting on January 5. Qatar, the 2022 World Cup hosts, are No. 93. Senegal are Africa’s best team at No. 23. Mexico lead the Concacaf region teams at No. 17 and the United States are No. 25.last_img read more

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“Splinters All Black Affair” for May 19 at N/A Stelling Road

first_imgAs Guyana prepares to celebrate the nation’s inaugural Carnival in observance of Independence Day – May 26 – a number of activities are planned for not only coast landers but all those from the various regions.On Saturday evening, the New Amsterdam Stelling Road will be a hive of activities as a concept party titled “Splinters All Black Edition” is held. The event is promoted by Set 4Life Entertainment in collaboration with Caribbean Nation Group.The highly anticipated event will feature former International Chutney Monarch, Ravi B; Trinidadian singing sensation Shal Marshall; and member of the Heatwaves Band, Carlvin Burnette. The trio is known for their energetic performances and will not disappoint their fans.Juggling for the night will be done by the versatile Deejay Gully Ras and Selector Diamond out Fusion Sound, Deejay Keifer and Deejay Dauren along with Deejay Marlon.Advance tickets cost $1500 but patrons will pay $2000 at the gate. The event is sponsored by Corona among others.last_img read more

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Conflating…

first_img…debts and reparationsYour Eyewitness’ concerned about this US0 million “grant” Britain’s flashing around the Caribbean for the last year – while ignoring demands for reparations. The folks in Jamaica – even the politicians who like their bread buttered – didn’t let British PM Cameron off scot-free like ours did – when he came like a Greek bearing gifts. They told him in no uncertain terms where he could get off with his refusal to apologise for slavery – and offer to buy off the Caribbean on their reparations demand with his “grant”.They also reminded Cameron of his slave-owning ancestors who’d received compensation at “emancipation”. THEY were emancipated all right! It’s reminiscent of the approach the British took at the abolition of slavery. They extracted the labour of African slaves through literally their “blood, sweat and tears”, for hundreds of years. Then used the mega profits – hey! That’s a given when you don’t have to pay for labour in a labour-intensive industry! – to jump out of feudalism and into their Industrial Age – from which their profits continue to flow.But when it made economic sense to abandon slavery because “free trade” served their industrialising interests better – they “abolished” slavery. And tried to convince us they did it for “humanitarian” reasons. Some humanitarians!! Rewarded the OWNERS of the slaves for their “PROPERTY” – that’s slaves, in case you forgot – and the latter got zilch. And now that folks have woken up to this historic wrong, and are demanding reparations, the British are trying to head us off at the pass.When Cameron first came with his “grant spiel”, your Eyewitness called upon this Government to raise the issue of reparations with the local Ambassador – who waxed long and hard on how we’d “benefit”. Unless we do this, the British will claim we’re ungrateful when we insist on getting what’s rightfully ours – reparations. The Government was struck mute as they were suckered into already spending the money on projects like a new concrete Demerara Harbour Bridge – which’ll cost at least US0 million. Out of a total of US0 million for the ENTIRE Caribbean!And as the British Ambassador once again whipped out the offer of the grant to the natives in Government, once again, your Eyewitness has to yell like Paul Revere of the US, “The British are coming! The British are coming! With their offer of “new grant” for “old reparations”.There are some in Guyana, even outside the Government, who’ve lost sight of the prize. It is the British that profited from “legally” defining Africans as “chattel” and they cannot get away with denying reparations by saying “slavery was “legal”.That’s called “bootstrapping” – and it ain’t legal.…ambition with ineptitudeThis burning of the rice farming couple – the aged Munirs – and shooting the young businessman from Wakenaam, Persaud, have awakened a lot of people to what this newspaper had long been saying – crime’s spiralling out of control in this country. When this was first pointed out, the National Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan got his buckta all in a knot and screamed “persecution!” He’d rather we reported on his 2am curfew of bars…the connection of which to crime, we’re still waiting for him to produce as he’d promised.It’s rather ironic that a Government as top heavy with military and Police brass as this one, could be so clueless in handling the crime wave. But when you look at what’s going on…it’s not hard to understand why. And we’re forced back to Ramjattan. He demanded this key Ministry for AFC’s support and got it over the professionals. Along with the mega salary and perks.The beribboned bunch is just waiting for him to crumble under his ineptitude. Meanwhile, we’re stuck with the spiralling crime wave.…Spirogyra or amoebaYour Eyewitness would like to remind some in the media it’s the amoeba that gobbles up everything in its path. Spirogyra manufactures its own food, thank you!last_img read more

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Spillover…

first_img…from VenezuelaTo the maxim, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”, the famous American wit WC Field added tersely, “…then quit. There’s no point being a damn fool about it!” But obviously when it comes to effecting regime change in Venezuela, the present crop of American leaders don’t think that much about Fields. Starting from their first coup attempt against Chavez in 2002 they’ve stuck to their guns (pun intended!) and shown they’ll leave no stone unturned to control the largest oil reserves in the world.Now don’t get your Eyewitness wrong. The folks in Africa say whether the elephants are making love or fighting, the grass still gets it in the end. In more ways than one. And when it comes to Venezuela and the US we are GRASS! The bottom line is, there’s absolutely nothing Guyana can do about what’s playing out on our western border. Last time we tried, Jagan was Premier, Castro was busy exporting revolution to Venezuela after the 1961 Bay of Pigs humiliation of the US, and look where it got him. Or more importantly, where it got us!The irony is, in the last go around we became strategically more important than the speck on the globe we are, just because of our proximity to Venezuela, which was firmly in the US camp. Supplying oil and iron ore and such like. The Venezuelan government was only too willing to raise the border controversy gambit in case the British lost their nerve to finagle out Jagan electorally. The Americans always thought the British had a soft spot for Jagan.Today, the shoe’s on the other foot. We’ve gotten strategic notice because the US’ old friends were ousted by Chavez and company and maybe, just maybe, we can be of some use in case the economic crisis and the Opposition’s capture of Parliament doesn’t result in Maduro’s fall and get them back in office. Incidentally, if the Chavistas were rigging all the elections they won before, did they rig the Opposition to win?But while there isn’t much we can do, we ought to know what might be in store for us with regime change. First there will be some 40,000 Guyanese-Venezuelan refugees heading back to Essequibo. Secondly, the right-wingers who’ll take over will push that border controversy to the top of their agenda – to bring the disaffected Chavistas into their nationalist line.Either way, things aren’t looking so rosy for us when we look westwards. And with the left in trouble in Brazil and the rest of South America, we might as well cozy up to the Americans.…from confused overseas GuyaneseThis Eyewitness has a soft spot for his brothers and sisters in the Diaspora. Hey… without their remittances imagine what’ll happen to us! Especially since Minister of Finance Winston Jordan warned us of the economy collapsing now that drug smugglers are on the run. We’d be reduced to eating rice flour from all the rice we can’t sell.In fact there’s this “Overseas Guyanese” Mike (hereinafter OG Mike) who did advise us to start eating rice flour when we first lost that Venezuelan rice market. The fella’s always thinking of his homeland (he’s from Leguan, he informed us). But we’d really like him to pay closer attention to the news from back home.In OG Mike’s latest letter to the press, he worried about pensioners because of NIS money invested in the Berbice Bridge. Blamed all the “owners” of the bridge for getting “guaranteed” returns.He should know that NIS has “preferred shares” – that gets “dividends” BEFORE the common stock shareholders!Who haven’t received a dime since the bridge opened!….from solving cold caseThe best news this Eyewitness has received since all the hoopla about Jubilee Independence is cracking the Babita Sarjou case. Let’s give a big shout out to that determined Mom, the social worker.And, yes, the police!last_img read more

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