Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Perkins tried to hold his own against the Beermen big men, with him designated to matchup against former MVP Arwind Santos through the course of the game. Despite the size disadvantage, the former La Salle bruiser was able to rack up 10 points, nine rebounds, two assists, and a steal.However, his foul woes kept him on the bench for an extended amount of time, something coach Louie Alas noted that the prized forward should learn to manage in the coming games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“He can do a lot better. His mistakes in the preseason, which is the early fouls, happened to him again. He need to adjust to the officiating because the referees won’t adjust to him,” Alas said.Perkins admits that coming to the game, he expected an outing as tough as this. But he knows that it doesn’t get easier from here knowing the heightened level of competition in the pro league. “It wasn’t a surprise. I was well aware that I was playing with smart players, both in our team and San Miguel’s team. All the players in the PBA, their IQ is a lot higher than it was in college, so it’s not a surprise to me,” said the fourth overall pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.With his first PBA game out of the way, Perkins vowed to perform better in the next games as he takes a bit of a breather before he and the rest of the Fuel Masters return to action on December 27 against Kia.“I’m gonna play a lot better. I’m gonna work a lot harder. My IQ is gonna be higher next game. I’m gonna study the game a lot more,” he said. “Hopefully, I’m gonna keep getting better every game and keep progressing.”ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDespite nearly posting a double-double, Jason Perkins was far from satisfied with how he fared in his PBA debut.“It wasn’t good. It wasn’t as good as I would’ve liked to play. But it doesn’t really matter how I played, we ended up losing. It’s about wins and losses,” Perkins, the Phoenix rookie, said moments after the Fuel Masters’ 96-104 defeat to San Miguel in the opening game of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Styles finishes year on a high at WWE Clash of Champions Read Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments
Dear Editor,I would like to bring attention to the deplorable condition of the access road for the Yaya pontoon crossing of the Essequibo River. This is a critical piece of road infrastructure for gold miners, loggers, and other Guyanese who depend on access to Omai, 72 Miles, Issano, in between, and beyond for their livelihoods.The condition of this access road has worsened in the last year, exacerbated by increasing movements of log trucks and protracted rainy seasons.Concern over their own safety – and that of their vehicles and cargo – has forced some truck operators to consider suspending their operations until this eight-mile stretch of road is restored to a safe and acceptable condition. The poor condition of this road costs time and money when vehicles are stuck or need to be repaired. This, in turn, affects the profitability of operations, and further, their viability.In previous years, the Mekdeci Mining Company – which has sole control of this crossing (and others nationwide) – has honoured its responsibility to maintain the ingress from Yaya turn-off to the crossing, and the egress from point of disembarkation up to Issano Road turn-off.However, there has been close to zero effort to conduct any maintenance in the last year.At least 4 vehicles can cross with the Mekdeci pontoon leaving every hour between the hours of 6:00h and 18:00h and at a cost of some $9,000 for a pickup truck and $45,000 for a double axel truck, and upwards for lorries and other equipment.Surely, some of this income can be set aside for maintenance of the roads which bring vehicles to their crossing.The necessary directive must be given by the Government agency which governs the Mekdeci pontoon operations, for regular maintenance to resume immediately and much needed relief brought to the Yaya road users. The livelihoods of hard-working Guyanese depend on it.Sincerely,Jahar Rohit
One hundred and thirty three district executive members of the National Teachers’ Association of Liberia (NTAL) have ended a two-week seminar in Grand Kru and Maryland counties learning improved skills to deal with students.According to NTAL spokesperson Gabriel Paul, the exercises, held under the theme, “Equipping District Executives for Effective Performance,” was organized by the NTAL in partnership with Brussels-based Education International (EI).The workshops were held at four different centers, including Buah Jiken in Grand Kru County, which served as center one, and four districts comprising of Sasstown, Jloh, Wadabo and Buah; while center two comprised Barclayville City, Grand Cess, Trehn, Barclayville in Dorbor Districts.Other centers included Pleebo and Kaloken in Maryland County. The NTAL spokesman told the Daily Observer that the training reviewed and reinforced the importance of teachers adhering to the Code of Ethics in their dealings with students; how to communicate effectively to students; leadership skills; and financial management.They were also taught problem solving skills and how to advocate on gender issues. Andrew F. Korkulo, NTAL/EI Consortium Program Coordinator, said the training was in fulfillment of the entity’s commitment to ensure that its members, in the classroom and at the district level, are fully aware of new trends in enhancing teacher-student relationship in the classroom.Mr. Korkulo promised to conduct a similar training in the southeastern region of the country to benefit teachers in Sinoe, Grand Gedeh, and River Gee counties. The Regional Vice President for the Southeast, Mr. Hanson Murray, challenged the participants to put into practice the knowledge and skills acquired from the workshop and to serve as NTAL ambassadors in their respective districts.Meanwhile, a participant representing the teachers recommended that the Ministry of Education should ensure that teachers who are transferred have accommodation in their new assignment areas. They also want the arbitrary transfer of teachers to new locations without their involvement to stop.The teachers also suggested that District Education Officers should hold consultations with teachers and authorities of public schools informing them beforehand about teachers that are scheduled to be transferred before the transfer takes effect.They further called on the MoE to establish libraries and laboratories in public schools across the country. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Guyana People’s Militia has partnered with the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) to offer skills training to municipal Constables at various levels.The 20-week initiative, which is the first of its kind, was launched at the municipality on Tuesday and commenced on Thursday. The skill terms and foot drill exercise will see the Constables being trained on the effective usage of weapons.Linden Mayor Waneka Arrindell, Town Clerk Orleena Obermuller (seated at front), along with Constables and representatives of the Guyana People’s MilitiaLieutenant Rohan Marshall told Guyana Times that the training is aimed at improving weapon handling skills, knowledge and the ability to use arms effectively, in accordance with the Guyana Defence Force Small Arms Manual.“What we’ll be mostly focusing on in this training is the skill-at-arms aspect, working proficiency and the foot drills aspect; how they move about from point A to point B in a professional manner… we are teaching them how to use the revolver, the Beretta pistol and the 16-gauge shotgun. How to operate the weapons and how to overall fire through the weapon effectively,” he noted.Marshall added that it is the hope that at the end of the training, participants will be able to operate effectively and manage their weapon proficiency.He said the participants will be tested at various periods throughout the training and will be presented with certificates upon completion.Linden Mayor Waneka Arrindell noted that this is a great venture, while noting that the Council will also incorporate training in Communication And Conflict Management.“It is a wonderful initiative. We’re happy to have the Guyana People’s Militia on board with us…The Constabulary department needs a lot of building in every aspect and we’re grateful to have this first intervention by the Guyana People’s Militia. We, from the Council’s aspect will continue to support throughout the 20 weeks of training in whatever way we can and I know that our staff will be better equipped to manage the activities that they have happening…,” the Mayor said.Just recently, Arrindell urged members of the Linden Town Constabulary to understand their roles and to be gatekeepers of the town, as the Constabulary celebrated 51 years in existence.
1 Sam Allardyce Sam Allardyce has all but confirmed he has given up hope of signing Sunderland striker Connor Wickham.The West Ham boss is desperate sign a new forward before the window shuts and launched a £5million bid for the young Englishman.But that was rejected by the Black Cats, with Gus Poyet revealing on Wednesday he sees the 21-year-old as a key part of his plans. Now Allardyce has seemingly ended his interest in the former Ipswich youngster by revealing any new striker signing looks certain to come from abroad.He added: “We¹re waiting for another frontline player who can score a few goals. We are still pursuing that avenue. We will definitely get something done – it¹s looking more like that player will be coming from abroad rather than this country. We¹re still searching high and wide.”
0Shares0000Furious: Jose Mourinho walks off after his team’s defeat to West Brom handed the Premier League title to Man City © AFP / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 15 – Jose Mourinho applauded Manchester City’s Premier League title success, but lambasted Manchester United after West Bromwich Albion’s shock 1-0 win on Sunday.In order to prevent City from being crowned champions for a few more days, United had to avoid defeat against bottom club Albion at Old Trafford. But Jay Rodriguez’s 73rd minute header gave West Brom a stunning victory after they arrived at Old Trafford having lost nine of their previous 10 games.It is ironic that United came back from 2-0 down against City themselves last weekend to win 3-2 and delay City’s party, only to surrender so tamely on home soil.Mourinho claimed afterwards that he had not been happy after the City result because he knew they would win the league regardless and he accused some of his players of getting carried away.“I don’t know if I was the first or second or third but I congratulate them face to face when I had the chance,” Mourinho said.“I knew that sooner or later they would be (champions) and if I was in their position I would be very upset if someone said they won the title because Manchester United lost against West Brom.“They won because they were the best team, they lost only a few points. Probably because I won eight championships, I was not in the moon with the victory against them.“That doesn’t make me feel super happy and in my opinion affected for sure some of the people that was too happy.”United’s afternoon was symptomatic of their entire season.Their squad is crammed full of wonderfully potent performers such as Juan Mata, Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, yet the Premier League table, which shows them 16 points behind City, does not lie.United have scored a full 30 goals fewer than City this season and Mourinho has not managed to get his side to click, despite being able to bring on further talent such as Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial.Mourinho pulled no punches about his squad’s lack of consistency, but the former Chelsea boss made it clear he believes he can return United to the summit of English football.– Trust the process –“I trust in my work, that is for sure – I have no reason not to trust,” he said.“Eight titles are eight titles and three Premier Leagues are three Premier Leagues. I know how to win and I believe in myself. I think with my experience you don’t win titles with inconsistency.“You win titles with consistency at every level, not just the performance level but the mental level and the day by day.“Everything must be consistent until the last day. One of the things we have to improve is our consistency.”The first half was a terrible advert for the English top-flight.Jake Livermore had one decent effort saved by David De Gea and Lukaku smashed an effort right into Ben Foster’s face but that was about it.The second half was not much better but Foster did wonderfully well after 66 minutes to tip a Lukaku effort around the post before the visitors resistance was then unexpectedly rewarded with 17 minutes remaining.Nemanja Matic panicked at the delivery of a Chris Brunt corner and he knocked the ball back inside to Rodriguez, who could not miss from three yards out.After sacking Alan Pardew at the start of the month, Darren Moore has been handed the West Brom until the end of the season.Although the West Brom board are believed to want somebody with more experience, Moore certainly did his chances of becoming the next full-time boss no harm, even if avoiding relegation looks a lost cause.“West Brom is a club I care about a lot,” he said. “I want to bring a family atmosphere to the club. Everybody is equal at the football club and we’re all in it together.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has joined the cast of “Sex and the City: The Movie” for New Line Cinema, which begins filming next week in New York. According to today’s Hollywood Reporter, Hudson will play “Louise,” the assistant to Sarah Jessica Parker’s “Carrie Bradshaw” in the film based on the hit HBO comedy series. In July, the show’s four leads, including Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, came aboard for the film. Chris Noth also joined the cast to reprise his role as “Mr. Big.” The movie revolves around the four main characters’ lives in Manhattan four years after the series ended. Hudson, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for “Dreamgirls,” recently completed production on Rowan Woods’ ensemble drama “Winged Creatures” starring Kate Beckinsale, Forrest Whitaker, Jackie Earle Haley and Dakota Fanning. Sony is distributing the film. The former “American Idol” contestant is also in the studio working on her debut album for Arista Records, due for release in the first quarter of 2008. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Letterkenny Gaels had a busy 5 days at Pairc na nGael when they held their annual Cúl Camp.Under the watchful eye of Oisin Cannon and coaches Cormac Cannon, Aidan Hanley, Shane Graham, Dan Harnett assisted by Brendan Finney, Rory Quinn, Conor McBearty and Emma Tinney.All 99 participants enjoyed themselves and were delighted with the gear. County star Michael Murphy made an appearance on Thursday and spent time talking with the children and signing autographs. Special thanks to the helpers during the week, Anna Gallagher, Ross Marley, Orla McAleney, Niamh Hanley, Eoghan Harkin, Niall Diver, Shaun McGiolloway, Keelan Margey, Kieran Kilfeather. Letterkenny Gaels host brilliant Cúl Camp – Picture Special was last modified: August 3rd, 2016 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:Cul CampdonegalLetetrkenny Gaelspicture special
A great crowd turned out in the Twin Towns today for Kym’s Colour Run.The fun event was held yet again in memory of Kym Harley, the 19-year-old who died following a road tragedy in late 2014.Among those who took part in the event was Kym’s family including dad and local county councillor Martin Harley. All pictures by kind permission of Joe Boland at Northwest Newspix. Kym’s Colour Run brightens up damp day – Pic Special! was last modified: July 21st, 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)