Guiao ‘impressed’ with Thompson, new national team invitees

first_imgCarpio 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Guiao thinks the collection of star power at his disposal is the most talent he’s seen in recent memory.“We don’t even have the likes of June Mar (Fajardo), Jayson (Castro), Troy (Rosario), (Roger) Pogoy. There are more. It means, it will be a headache for any coach to choose only 12 among all of these,” he said.“There are a lot of players to choose from and you will pick just 12 so that’s going to cause headache, but it’s a good problem,” he added. “What we don’t want is not having a selection to choose from so we have a good problem.”Guiao got a first look at Thompson, Slaughter, Lassiter, Cabagnot and Sangalang and seeing the five team up with Pringle and the rest of the Asiad players had him licking his chops.“I’m impressed. I’m excited to see them play for the national team. I feel that we have the materials to compete with Iran and Qatar in this window,” Guiao said. “It’s just going to be a matter of how we’ll be able to orchestrate and blend all these talents together.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Guiao named 16 players to be part of the national team pool and everyone showed up, including Barangay Ginebra’s Scottie Thompson and Greg Slaughter, San Miguel Beer’s Marcio Lassiter and Alex Cabagnot and Magnolia’s Ian Sangalang.Joining the five in training were the Asian Games core of Christian Standhardinger, Stanley Pringle, Paul Lee, Gabe Norwood, Beau Belga, JP Erram, Raymond Almazan and Asi Taulava.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Standhardinger and company were fresh off a fifth-place finish in the recently-concluded Asiad. The result was the country’s best finish in men’s basketball since 2002.Also attending training were Japeth Aguilar, Matthew Wright and Allein Maliksi. Aguilar and Wright, however, will only be allowed to play against Qatar on Sept. 17 and will miss the clash with Iran four days earlier after getting slapped with a one-game suspension for their involvement in the ugly brawl with Australia last July 2. MOST READcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational team coach Yeng Guiao was left marveling at the abundance of talent after the country’s brightest basketball stars aligned on Monday for the Philippine team’s first practice ahead of the fourth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.“We are awed, we are delighted at having the most talented players in the PBA in one building, in one court,” Guiao told reporters after practice. “It’s been a while since we brought together this kind of talent in one building, in one court.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “It’s always that sense of anticipation when you’re experiencing that’s new. For them, it’s their first time and it’s my first time as well to work with them. It’s kind of a feeling out situation but you can already see that it’s something positive.” Slaughter rushing to clear eligibility issues as Fiba window draws near View commentslast_img read more

Ebola Claims Catholic Hospital’s Chief Admin

first_imgThe Daily Observer was told on Saturday, August 2, that the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital Chief Administrator, Bro/Dr. Patrick Nshamdze, has died, having contracted the deadly Ebola virus disease at least three weeks ago. He died Friday, August 1; he was 57.There were tears Saturday, August 2, at the Christ The King Catholic Church in Gaye Town when news filtered in that Bro Patrick has succumbed to the virus. He was very attached to the church and its members.Dr. Nshamdze, who preferred to be called “Bro. Patrick”, was from Cameroon and a member of the Catholic Community—Brothers of St. John of God. Bro. Patrick was one of the missionaries assigned at the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital in Congo Town. He was one of those very reliable medical practitioners, who kept the hospital intact and running.One Catholic source, who preferred to remain anonymous told the Observer that Bro Patrick had contracted the disease from a pregnant lady, who had been transferred from another health facility to the hospital. According to this source, the lady, who too, has died of the virus, came bleeding and it was Bro. Patrick, who had worked on her.“When Bro. Patrick was told that this lady had died from Ebola, he broke down, because he had had direct contact with her,” our source said.The Observer was told by other high-placed sources within the Catholic Church that the Church had requested his remains to be interred differently so that the Church and his relatives can one day pay homage to him but their plead was not granted as he was “dumped in a mass grave” containing at least 25 other victims, in Johnsonville, outside Monrovia.Very nearby the grave in which he and others were “dumped”, lay plywood billboards, indicating all of those buried in that mass grave.News filtered in late last night that Spain, which provides bulk of the hospital’s supports, was making plans to “evacuate” all the remaining missionary sisters and brothers assigned at the hospital.If this happens, it could be a deadly blow to the struggling health sector and nation at-large, grappling with the Ebola outbreak, which has claimed so many lives in Liberia. The St. Joseph Catholic Hospital is partially closed at the moment; this would be one last blow to finally close the hospital indefinitely.The Observer was told that the Catholic Church is expected to meet today to discuss these grave matters, including Bro. Patrick’s death.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Security guard slapped with fraud charge

first_imgA 28-year-old security guard who was recently slapped with robbery and assault charges is back at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, this time slapped with a fraud charge.Akeem Bacon appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus where he was arraigned for fraudulent conversion.Bacon, of Grove Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD) plead not guilty to the charge which stated that between February 15 and 17, 2019, at Mandela Avenue, while being solely entrusted by Oscar Stull with the sum of $120,000, he fraudulently converted same to his own use and benefit.Prosecutor Bhisnu Hunte did not object to bail.Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus granted bail in the sum of $50,000 and set June 3 for this next court appearance.Bacon was recently charged for assaulting Patreema Isaacs on October 13, 2018, at West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, and on the same date and location, he also stole one Android phone from her. Bacon was also granted bail on those charges.last_img read more

Dana Cranston needs your help to win Senior CLASS Award

first_imgTo cast your vote for Dana Cranston, click here. The ability to cast a vote ends November 26. CLASS, an acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, encourages student-athletes to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leader within their communities.The award focuses on four specific areas: community, classroom, character and competition.She is one of ten finalists nominated for the award, which determines a winner through national public voting, as well as votes from the media and NCAA Division 1 head coaches.- Advertisement -Cranston, an outside hitter for the CSU Rams, says she couldn’t have been nominated without the support of the people around her.“This is such an honour. I owe it all to those around me- my family, friends and teammates who push me every day to be great in every part of my life. I’m surrounded by constant support and people who love me and who want to see me do well. Getting this recognition reminds me how lucky I am to be at CSU, playing for the coaches I do, and with the teammates I have. I’m so thankful for these blessings.”The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2012 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Volleyball Championship, taking place December 13-15 in Louisville, Kentucky.Advertisementlast_img read more

“Pepper spray saved my life” – survivor tells her story of abuse, near death…

first_imgNorton Street shootingBy Kizzy ColemanFor two years, she suffered severe beatings at the hands of a man she truly loved and wanted to please. She was battered and bruised for many days but never got the courage to leave because the “love” kept her back. But now when she looks back, she wonders whether it was love or just deeply-rooted fear.Dead: Daniel HincksonInjured: Faith ThompsonThe wound Thompson sustained during the shootingNow that he is dead, she does not know if she feels relieved, sad, or just a little bit of both. But what she does know, is that the fear that he will end her life no longer exists, even as she lies on a bed at the hospital battling injuries he inflicted when he tried to kill her.Guyana, and further beyond, got to know her story sometime about 11:00h on Tuesday after the news broke that her “love” shot her to the back of the neck and then committed suicide by turning the barrel of the same gun on himself. The name, Faith Thompson became known, following the incident, and many women immediately felt a feeling of familiarity with her story.Thompson’s ex-lover, Daniel Hinckson, reportedly broke into her Lot 39 Norton Street, Lodge house— where she lives with her uncle and 76-year-old great aunt— on Tuesday and shot her to the back of the neck before taking his own life.As she laid on her bed in the female ward of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), the 20-year-old is extremely thankful that she survived and shared her story with Guyana Times.With the visible scar from the gunshot wound, which almost caused her life, Thompson said that she was at home when she was startled by a knock on the door. She went to inspect and discovered it was 24-year-old Hinckson on the other side. Fear immediately overtook her and her mind went back to the horrific ordeal that occurred just over two weeks ago.On that fateful day, Hinckson mercilessly beat her, causing her to report the matter to the Police and ultimately asking for a restraining order against him. She felt that the restraining order could have protected her for, at least, a few months, since she was of the opinion that he would run from the Police. However, when she saw him on the other side of her door, all that fear just crashed into her.Frightened, Thompson immediately grabbed a bottle of pepper spray, which she had in the house and kept same in her pants’ waist. However, before she could make an escape, Hinckson had already gained entry into the house through a window.“Pepper spray saved my life,” Thompson said.“I thought that he would have ran from the Police because they were looking for him but he came and looked for me. So when he jumped in, I ran to the back door but I couldn’t have open it so fast, so I run into my uncle room and I hide” Thompson recounted.Even behind bolted doors, the petrified young woman knew she was not safe. The only way she could have been safe was if she was as far away as possible from the man she once loved. Upon seeing the now dead young man in her house, Thompson’s great aunt began inquiring as to how access was gained and seemed to be content when she was told that he had a key issued by her son.“He tell she that my uncle give him the key but my uncle didn’t give him no key because the door was locked. And if you get a key, you still can’t open it from outside. So I know that he jump through the window because the window did open and plus after when I asked him, he said that he jumped through the window”.After he finished telling his concocted version of a story of how he gained access into the house, the now dead man took out a gun, “cranked” it and placed it on a table. He then began pacing in front of the room she was locked in. Like a scene out of a story, he picked up the gun, jumped a wall, and was in the room with her.“When I saw the gun, I started crying and I asked him why he gotta do this and he said that I make it so. And he was saying all kind of things and afterwards, he put down the gun on the bed and he took out a knife he also had from his pants’ waist. He had me in the bedroom for like a whole half an hour talking a whole set of things”.During this period, Thompson’s uncle returned home from work and after being informed that the duo was locked in the bedroom, the man began demanding that the door be opened.“He saw when my uncle came in from the window, so he pick up back the gun again and I tried to calm him down and I telling he go under the bed and hide but he didn’t want to do that. So he try opening windows to see if he could jump through but then he tell me to jump through the window and I tell he I can’t jump through the window because is a upstairs. But then I tried to tek he mind off of what was happening and I tell he go to the front window and jump and then I will jump but then while I doing that my uncle start yelling y’all open this door” the victim explained.Grateful for the distraction, Thompson revealed that she quickly pulled out the bottle of pepper spray from her waist and sprayed Hinckson to his eyes. This caused a fight to ensue between the two and it was at the time that Hinckson used the gun to fire a shot to the back of Thompson’s head before turning the gun on himself.“He fight me and put me on the bed and he shot me but like he couldn’t see good but then I hear a next gunshot but I thought he shoot me again or shot my uncle. But after a while, I realise that I ain’t dead so I get up, open the door and when I turn around I see he lie down by the wall robe in blood, so then I run outside and run pass my uncle, I run out on the road,” the young woman remembered.Thompson, reportedly lost her shirt during the fight and ran on to the roadway half naked calling out for help. However, she was rescued by her uncle, who quickly wrapped her with a towel and rushed her to GPHC.When she left Hinckson’s home some months ago, she thought that the proverbial slate was now clean and even began a new relationship. However, he got wind of it and demanded that it be ended.“He was alright for a while but then he found out that I still used to talk to the boy and he got mad, that is when he beat me up right outside the yard in Norton Street and I ended up reporting the matter and I take out the restraining order,” Thompson revealed.However, since that day, Hinckson was seen several times by neighbours lurking in the Norton Street yard.last_img read more

COUNCIL MEETING ADJOURNED AS MARK OF RESPECT TO BERNARD McGLINCHEY

first_imgDONEGAL County Council has adjourned its meeting in Lifford today as a mark of respect to Bernard McGlinchey, the former councillor and senator who was laid to rest on Sunday.Cllr Ciaran Brogan proposed the motion which was passed unanimously. The meeting has been adjourned for one hour as a mark of respect.Cllr Brogan said that “Letterkenny would not be the town it is today without the work of Bernard McGlinchey.” He said the Fianna Fail party stalwart has fought hard for Letterkenny and Donegal.Representatives of the other political parties also paid tribute to Mr McGlinchey with Fine Gael’s Bernard McGuinness describing him as ‘a formidable politician and businessman.’Martin Farren from Labour and Marie Therese Gallagher from Sinn Fein also paid tribute to Mr McGlinchey.County manager Seamus Neely led tributes from council staff, recalling how he worked with him in Letterkenny Urban Council in the 1980s.  COUNCIL MEETING ADJOURNED AS MARK OF RESPECT TO BERNARD McGLINCHEY was last modified: April 15th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

El Rancho 49, Pioneer 14

first_imgPICO RIVERA — El Rancho High School continued its quest for the Del Rio League championship, remaining unbeaten in league play with a victory over the visiting Pioneer High Titans on Friday night. Quarterback A.J. Toscano got things going early for the Dons (4-3, 2-0). He connected with receiver Rene Robledo for a 54-yard touchdown reception to lead early, 7-0. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Toscano (11 of 15 passing for 215 yards) tossed four touchdown passes and finished with a team-high 93 rushing yards on 10 carries. Toscano’s 47-yard touchdown run stretched the Dons’ lead to 42-7 midway through the third quarter. Although the Dons amassed 409 yards of total offense, they were also called for 12 penalties for a game- high 140 yards. El Rancho travels to California (2-0 in league) next Friday in an attempt to keep pace with Santa Fe for first place in the league. Michael Velasquez center_img The Titans responded impressively, going 69 yards on 13 plays and consuming almost seven minutes. The drive was capped off when quarterback Diego Sauceda hit Kelsey Thompson for an 11-yard score to tie the game. Pioneer got no closer. Toscano passed for two more scores and ran in from a yard out to give El Rancho a 28-7 halftime lead. last_img read more

Tax forms no clue to delay

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Tax forms released this week by a nonprofit foundation overseeing construction of a youth recreation center do not explain why the project is years behind schedule, members of a community advisory group said Tuesday. After reviewing the forms provided to it by the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation, Whittier County Community Coordinating Council officials said they still need to see further documentation showing where the youth center project stands today. “Our primary objective is for the project to be implemented. We’re not trying to be punitive,” Coordinating Council President Ralph Pacheco said of his group’s insistence in getting to the bottom of the construction delays for the Joe Valverde Boxing and Learning Center project. Construction on the center began in 2004 but was halted after only months. For nearly a year now, the property where the center is to be built has sat untouched. Tree-size weeds, loose bricks, bags of cement and digging tools litter the lot. If and when the project is completed, the center will have classrooms, computer labs, a gym and a boxing ring. It is designed to serve mostly low-income children from unincorporated South Whittier. Last month, an exasperated Pacheco wrote to foundation officials, demanding they hand over financial records related to the project. His letter made reference to rumors of financial mismanagement by the foundation and threatened to take the matter to the the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office unless the foundation provided financial records. Foundation Executive Director Bondell Golden on Tuesday denied allegations of mismanagement, saying increased costs of materials have contributed to the delays while raising the total price tag for the project by $500,000. “The 990 (tax) form is our audited financials for the whole foundation,” Golden said. “It shows we are in compliance and that everything is in order. “We haven’t stopped work on the project. We’re still trying to raise the money. The main stop is the money, which is estimated now to cost $2.9 million.” Pacheco said the tax forms provided to his group by the foundation do not show any monetary transactions specific to the project – and therefore shed no light on what is causing the delays. “The foundation is a quasi-public entity; it’s associated with a public entity. We want public disclosure about the specifications of the project. We want to know where they are in the process. These tax forms don’t tell us anything,” he said. Pacheco said council members are discussing their next move, including asking foundation officials for documents showing what steps are being taken to restart the project. pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029last_img read more

Women’s Soccer Starts 2018 Season in Montana

first_imgFollowing its two games this week, Drake visits Kansas State on Aug. 23. First kick with the Wildcats is set for 7 p.m. Print Friendly Version Story Links San Francisco Live Stats Live Video Drake will play its first-ever matches in the state of Montana when it squares off against San Francisco. The two programs have never faced each other. The Dons finished with a 7-10-2 overall record in 2017 and were selected sixth in the West Coast Conference preseason poll. Fresno State Live Stats Drake, which was picked fourth in the 2018 MVC Preseason Coaches Poll, returns 17 letterwinners and five starters from last season’s team that won the program’s sixth MVC regular season championship. Two of those starters returning are senior Alyssa Brand (Skokie, Ill.) and sophomore Hannah Bormann (Amana, Iowa). Brand is a three-time All-MVC selection and Bormann was the 2017 MVC Freshman of the Year. The duo is on the preseason all-conference team. Drake and Fresno State will play each other for just the second time on Sunday. The Drake Bulldogs edged the Fresno State Bulldogs by a score of 2-1 during the 2014 season. Fresno State was tabbed to finish sixth in the Mountain West Conference preseason poll. MISSOULA, Mont. – The Drake University women’s soccer team opens the 2018 regular season at the Montana Cup in Missoula, Mont. this week. The Bulldogs will not face the tournament host, the Montana Grizzlies, but instead will play two neutral site matches. First for Drake will be its first-ever match against San Francisco on Friday at 3:30 p.m. CST before the Bulldogs end their trip Sunday against Fresno State at 11 a.m. Live stats and a live video link are available for each of the matches.last_img read more

Frightening Donegal ‘child’ driver video goes viral

first_imgFrightening footage has emerged of a child driving a car along a Co Donegal road in Ireland while and minor is a passenger in the car.The video, filmed in Carndonagh, shows a boy behind the wheel of a motor while another kid sits in the passenger seat with the crowbar.One of them can be heard saying: ‘We already broke the window’ before adding ‘he can’t see really well out the window’ During the clip, the young passenger can be seen banging on the dashboard with the metal bar, while the driver struggles to see over the steering wheel.The car has a cracked windscreen and music is blaring in the background of the car.One of them can be heard saying: “We already broke the window” before adding “he can’t see really well out the window”.At another point in the video, a child can be seen jumping into the car. Gardai are aware of the footage and are investigating it.A spokesman said: “It is not the policy of An Garda Siochana to comment on services provided by specific online entities.”Frightening Donegal ‘child’ driver video goes viral was last modified: July 15th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more