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‘Harbour View need to beat top teams’

first_imgCoach Ludlow Bernard said Harbour View must start earning wins against the big clubs in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) in order to challenge, for the title this season.The east Kingston-based club, currently in fifth place on 33 points, just two below fourth-place Humble Lion, slammed sixth place UWI FC 5-0 on Monday night at the Compound. In their previous encounter, they blanked Cavalier 3-0, also at home, but Bernard is not totally satisfied.”I’m satisfied that the goals are coming from more than one player. We need to maintain that sort of performance,” Bernard said at the weekly press conference at Red Stripe yesterday. “The opposition we played against in the last two games were, however, not top teams. We need to maintain our dominance and do it against teams above us,” he told The Gleaner. “I wasn’t surprised that we scored five against UWI, as in the previous fixture against them we created many chances and the game ended 2-2,” Bernard reasoned.Harbour View will next play against 10th-place Tivoli Gardens on Sunday at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex starting at 3 p.m. and Bernard hopes his team will continue scoring goals and win the game. “Well, for us, the aim is to get into the last four. It is a motivator for the team, and although Tivoli are down at the moment, we know that every team has high hopes,” Bernard stated.last_img read more

Pelicans head to NBA playoffs after turning back Clippers

first_imgSindarius Thornwell scored 20 points off the bench, DeAndre Jordan had 15 rebounds and Montrezl Harrell added 15 points for the Clippers, who have lost three in a row while being eliminated from playoff contention.The Pelicans shot 51 percent from the field and 56 percent from 3-point range in the first half. The Clippers fought back from an 11-point deficit to lead 47-45 before New Orleans closed on a 13-2 run to lead 59-49 at the break.The Pelicans were just getting rolling.Their scoring binge continued into the third, and when it was over — a 33-6 spurt over both halves — they led 79-53. Davis had nine points, Mirotic eight and E’Twaun Moore seven.“Anthony has taken this team and put it on his back,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “If we could have had a better record his name would definitely be in the MVP conversation.”ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 LATEST STORIES New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, April 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Having clinched a playoff berth, Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans are looking ahead.They are one of five teams in the mix for the No. 4 seed in the wild West, and a win against the Spurs in their regular season finale would give the Pelicans home-court advantage.ADVERTISEMENT Gay, Ginobili pace Spurs over Kings to clinch playoff berth Clippers: They host the Lakers on Wednesday in both teams’ season finale.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Davis stirred the crowd with an off the glass pass from Rajon Rondo that resulted in a one-handed alley-oop dunk in the run.“That was exciting,” teammate Jrue Holiday said. “I’d rather him do that in the playoffs than now.”Thornwell got a roar for a jam over DeAndre Liggins in the game’s final minutes.TIP-INSPelicans: They improved to 26-25 vs the West. … They won the season series 3-1. … New Orleans hasn’t made it past the first round of the playoffs since 2007-08.Clippers: C Boban Marjanovic scored 10 of his 12 points in the fourth. … Starting guards Austin Rivers (right elbow soreness) and Lou Williams (sprained right ankle) sat out, but are likely to return for Wednesday’s season finale.THE BEARDLESS ONESince shaving his beard last week, Mirotic has played like a new man. He came in averaging 28 points and shooting 56 percent from the field, compared to 14.6 points and 28 percent shooting with the beard he’d had since 2013. “You look like you’re 18 now, so you’re getting some calls,” Gentry told Mirotic.SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVEREDRookie C.J. Williams was signed to a multi-year contract after being a two-way player this season. The 28-year-old guard has appeared in 37 games for the Clippers — he started Monday — and 16 games for their NBA G League affiliate in Ontario. The North Carolina State graduate played in France, Greece and Italy and the G League before signing with the Clippers last fall. “I actually cried for about an hour,” said Williams, who surprised his visiting parents with the news. “You think of all the things you’ve done to get to this point.” Coach Doc Rivers said Williams is “a great, great person to have in your locker room. He came in and proved he’s an NBA player.”HE SAID IT“The MVP is (James) Harden. I’m going to announce it tonight.” — Rivers.UP NEXTPelicans: They host San Antonio to end the regular season on Wednesday. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img “We know we’re not done,” Davis said after scoring 28 points in a 113-100 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. “It wasn’t just our goal to get here, but to make some noise.”Nikola Mirotic had 24 points and 16 rebounds in the Pelicans’ fourth straight victory. They’ll be making just their second playoff appearance in seven years, having earned it without big man DeMarcus Cousins, who sustained a season-ending Achilles injury on Jan. 28.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Pelicans proceeded to lose four of five before winning 10 in a row.“When he went down, everybody on the team just picked it up,” Davis said. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastlast_img read more

Corporate Governance 2.0

first_imgDear Editor,Corporate governance was designed to facilitate guardianship of the company’s assets for their real owners.  In the case of GuySuCo, the real owners are the citizens of Guyana, but it is clear that the Granger administration has thrown under the bus the whole concept of effective and efficient corporate governance.Why does an entire Government have to be pandering to the opacities of a small cabal led by Clive Thomas over the welfare of thousands of ordinary people who still depend on the sugar industry for their daily bread?By continuing to perpetuate the running of the largest state-owned enterprise with an acting CEO and no Board, adverse consequences have visited the corporation. By denying the sugar company a Board, this Government has done the following:1. Injected a reduction of clarity in the decision-making processes. Such a situation has imported ambiguity into all levels of management, slowed down decision-making, and is causing unnecessary conflict across the organization.2. Expanded the destruction of adequate process management at all levels across the corporation.  Thus today, in GuySuCo, there is massive indecision across the corporation, and this has led to an attitude of lack of urgency when it comes to handling key and critical challenges in the industry.3. Allowed the alignment of the strategy to disintegrate. Such a situation sends damaging signals to all stakeholders, which leads to demotivation, destruction, and dilapidation. But, most importantly, it will destabilize the privatization process for Enmore Estate to DDL.  I am now expecting DDL to take the Government to the cleaners on this privatization process, which any wise investor should, and would, do.4. Destroyed team dynamics, which has trickle down all across the industry, leading to there being not enough creative solutions being unleashed to solve the challenging issues across the sugar belt.It is unfortunate that the largest public-sector corporation and the largest employer in Guyana has been allowed by the policymakers in the Granger administration to become this dysfunctional in such a short time.  All the policymakers have done is contributed to the stagnation in the arrival of modernization in the sugar belt.  Thus the risk profile across the sugar belt has not been reduced with the closure of estates and the severance of some 7,000 persons; it has actually increased.My conclusion is this:- the problem was not the size of GuySuCo, but the quality of the decision-making process at the highest level.GuySuCo has now become a cesspit for destroying talent. No professional in his right mind would want to be part of such a debased decision-making system. For GuySuCo to ever recover, it must build up its reputation to attract the kind of professionals who can provide value, strategic input, and build up the company. With the right leadership, GuySuCo can become an environment that creates a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.I, like many other Guyanese, struggle to be reconciled to the fact that such a powerful institution has been reduced to such a state of powerlessness that it cannot even benefit today from solid strategic counsel, because different factions in the Coalition cannot agree on a Board.  Wither the sugar industry, because the Granger administration is still yet to learn Corporate Governance 2.0.  This is not about them; this is about the 10,000 workers still in the system.Regards,Sasenarine Singhlast_img read more

UCLA basketball notes: Afflalo: Don’t look past ASU

first_imgThat is what the fifth-ranked Bruins are selling this week as reason not to take lowly ASU lightly tonight at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz. “It doesn’t look good over the long haul, but each individual game is different,” Bruins guard Aaron Afflalo said. “That team has the potential to beat you. If you look at each individual game, that potential to win was always there. But they’re so young, and they don’t have the experience of winning all the time. That can catch up with you.” Arizona State has lost its past four games by a combined 14points and missed an open shot and a chance to beat Washington State in the closing seconds. When the Sun Devils were in Pauley Pavilion last month, they held an early lead, and trailed by a handful of points before UCLA pulled away for a 10-point win. Afflalo came up with another rationale for not peeking ahead to Saturday’s game at Arizona. “It would make absolutely no sense for us to go in there (to Arizona State) and think we have a victory,” Afflalo said. “We’re already coming off a loss. We haven’t been that great on the road ourselves, only 50 percent. For a team with our capability and our talent, we should be much better. So we need this one bad.” UCLA is 14-0 at home and 4-0 on neutral courts, but the road is another issue. The Bruins traveled three time zones and 3,000 miles to lose at West Virginia on Saturday. They also split road trips to Oregon State and Oregon, and California and Stanford, winning easily against a much inferior team in the first game before falling on the back end of the trip. Chasing history: Arizona State is heading toward the first winless season in Pacific-10 Conference history. In fact, if the Sun Devils fail to get out of the weekend with a win, they will be the first Pac-10 team to lose its first 15 conference games of a season. Arizona (1982-83) and Washington State (1999-2000, 2002-03) are the only programs to begin 0-14, and all three of those teams won their 15th game, according to the Pac-10. Two teams in the Pac-8 went 0-14 – Oregon (1971-72) and USC (1975-76). center_img If the Sun Devils go 0-18 – they host UCLA and USC this week and Arizona next week before closing the season at Stanford and Cal – they will do it in dubious style. Arizona State is last in the Pac-10 in scoring offense (59.2ppg) and field-goal percentage (41.1), and ninth in 3-point percentage (31.3) Planting a seed: Count Bruins coach Ben Howland among those who do not believe UCLA hurt its chances of earning the No.1 seed in the West in the NCAA Tournament by losing to West Virginia, especially since point guard Darren Collison (shoulder) did not play. “It’s all based on what we do from here on out, depending on how we go,” Howland said. “It’s a loss. We’re still No. 1 in the RPI. So, although it’s a loss, it’s a loss against a good team on the road. But that remains to be seen. It’s totally depending on what we do with the rest of our games here in the regular season.” A top seed in the West means playing the first two rounds in Sacramento. The regional semifinals and final are in San Jose. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Ducks’ Taylor is all hit, no miss

first_imgHe didn’t miss. Taylor, one of the unsung heroes in Oregon’s star-studded backcourt, didn’t demand the ball, but his teammates made sure he got it anyway. Taylor was perfect from the field as he scored a career-high 32 points and made all 11 of his shots. He made all seven of his 3-point attempts and each of his threefree throws to lead Oregon to a dominating 81-57 victory over USC on Saturday in the final of the Pacific-10 Conference Tournament. “We see this all the time,” Ducks center Maarty Leunen said of Taylor. “It was great he could show the country what kind of player he is.” When Kent took Taylor out of the game with 6:33 left, the two hugged. Oregon fans, sitting in the section behind the bench, gave him a standing ovation. Brendyn Taylor, Bryce’s 12-year-old brother, was sporting a No. 4 jersey just like this brother and jumped up and down in his chair. He’d seen days like this during summer hoops workouts, but this was special. “He can light it up,” Brendyn Taylor said of his brother. “He can go through 100 shots and make all of them. It’s great to see him lighting it up in a game.” Bryce went into the stands and handed his brother the all-tournament team trophy he won. Taylor didn’t get any hardware from the Pac-10 regular season, and he wasn’t thrilled about that. “Sometimes I feel overlooked and underrated, especially when I’m always guarding an opponent’s best player,” he said. “I didn’t even make honorable mention all-Pac-10. A lot of people would say it doesn’t bother them, but (I will). … Hopefully, this gives people the opportunity to see what I can do.” Usually, Taylor doesn’t have the opportunity. With Aaron Brooks, Porter (the tournament MVP) and Malik Hairston, there’s not enough shots to go around. So, Taylor concentrated on defense. “Thirty-two points on 11shots, that’s pretty good,” Taylor said. “I don’t need that many shots to score points.” Taylor also made a big point on defense, holding his friend Nick Young to 10 points. The two joked with each other after the game, but Taylor had the last laugh. “(Young) told me he was going to score 26, and I told him he was going to score 10,” Taylor said. “I guess I was right.” Just like he was the entire game. jill.painter@dailynews.com (818) 713-3615 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Bryce Taylor hit a 3-pointer from the baseline. He hit onefrom the wing. He drove the lane on a fastbreak and dunked. He nailed a jump shot. He made all of his free throws. Taylor couldn’t miss. center_img “I didn’t plan on shooting the ball like that,” Taylor said. “It’s just one of those things that happens over the course of the game.” Just not that often. Oregon coach Ernie Kent called Taylor’s performance one of the most phenomenal he’d seen in college, and that was before he knew Taylor hadn’t missed a shot. USC coach Tim Floyd echoed a similar statement. “We didn’t know he didn’t miss a shot, but we knew he was on, so we tried to milk him,” Oregon guard Tajuan Porter said. The scene couldn’t have been more perfect for Taylor, who grew up in Encino and played in front of his grandparents, parents, four siblings, former teammates at Harvard-Westlake and the rest of the country on national TV. last_img read more

Law firm calls B.C.’s DUI appeal process ‘rigged’

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. — Acumen Law Corporation, based in Vancouver, says it has proof that the B.C. government has rigged appeal process for accused drunk drivers.Lawyer Paul Doroshenko says a freedom of information request by his firm returned documents showing the government instructing an adjudicator how to decide a case.- Advertisement -Doroshenko devotes his practice exclusively to criminal defence and drunk driving law. He calls what the documents reveal ‘disgusting,’ arguing it calls into question the provincial government’s DUI legislation, the appeal process, and every related decision ever made.He says the province took his firm to court to try and quash the documents, but lost that challenge last week. Now, the government has 30 days to appeal before the paperwork can be made public.However, Kyla Lee, another attorney at Acumen, says there’s no question there are innocent people who have been convicted of drunk driving, lost an appeal, paid a fine, and now have a criminal record.She says the fallout from this will be absolutely huge putting into question the tribunal process itself, advising anyone who believes he or she was wrongly convicted to dig out all the behind the scenes documents of their case.Advertisement She adds the government should not have the right to violate the charter, create a system of law that’s unfair, apply it in an unfair manner, and then hide what it’s done from the public.last_img read more

Lukaku in Man Utd spotlight as goals dry up

first_img0Shares0000Having scored 11 goals in his first 10 games following his £75mn transfer to Manchester United from Everton, Romelu Lukaku (L) has found the net only once in 12 matches since © IKIMAGES/AFP/File / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 4 – With Zlatan Ibrahimovic fit again and closely scrutinising his performances from the substitutes’ bench, Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is under pressure to rediscover his goal-scoring touch.Having scored 11 goals in his first 10 games following his £75 million ($100.8 million, 85 million euros) switch from Everton, Lukaku has found the net only once in 12 matches since. Manager Jose Mourinho continues to profess satisfaction with Lukaku’s all-round displays, but the longer the Belgian striker’s difficulties continue, the bigger a point of concern it will become.“For a striker, it is all about your goals and unfortunately people will always measure him by that, but away from the goals his contribution has to be big,” says former United captain Gary Neville.“He’s had his struggles. That was always going to happen at some point after his blistering start, but this is a critical stage of the season where he has to deliver.”Question marks are hovering above Lukaku as United approach a potentially pivotal week in their season.They host CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday and face Premier League pace-setters Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday in a derby they must win if they are make up ground in the title race.Lukaku’s recent displays suggest if United are to get the results they need, their goals are unlikely to come from him.His frustrations appeared to tell during United’s 1-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion when he kicked out at Gaetan Bong in an incident caught on camera but for which he avoided retrospective punishment.He squandered three presentable chances during United’s 4-2 win at Watford last week, notably dallying for too long when presented with a clear sight of goal by Paul Pogba, enabling the home defence to block.But he also played an important role at Vicarage Road, setting up a goal for Anthony Martial, and produced a similarly valuable contribution in Saturday’s 3-1 success at Arsenal.– ‘Demons’ –Though he did not find the net at the Emirates Stadium, Lukaku’s pressing and direct running helped establish United’s tempo and he was involved in the move that led to Jesse Lingard scoring the visitors’ second goal.Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic made his return from a nine-month lay-off with a serious knee injury, as a late substitute in last month’s 4-1 win over Newcastle © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFMourinho joked after the win at Watford that Lukaku needed only to secure a new boot deal, but the United manager has been steadfast in his defence of the former Chelsea striker, who he has described as “untouchable”.While United’s other attacking players — Martial, Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Juan Mata — are regularly rotated, Lukaku has started every single game in the league and Champions League.“For me, the most important thing is teamwork and he’s second to none in terms of giving everything he has to the team,” Mourinho said.“If he scores or doesn’t score, that’s not a problem.”When Ibrahimovic made his return from a nine-month lay-off with a serious knee injury, as a late substitute in last month’s 4-1 win over Newcastle United, Lukaku was farmed out to the right wing to make way.But working in his favour is the fact his pace and mobility make him a much neater fit for United’s counter-attacking football than the sauntering Ibrahimovic.Lukaku’s lateral movement across the pitch serves to open up space for the likes of Pogba, Martial and Rashford, all of whom have benefited greatly from the Belgian’s ability to tie up opposition centre-backs.“I don’t see Zlatan Ibrahimovic as a threat to Lukaku at all, but as a supplement,” Neville wrote in a recent Sky Sports column.“The only way Ibrahimovic can become number one is if the aura of Zlatan gets to Lukaku.“Zlatan is confident, but Lukaku is number one, the fans and the manager believe in him and if he does have any demons then he needs to clear them from his mind.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

JCI to host Friendly Business Awards at Warehouse Bar and Kitchen

first_imgBUSINESS: Junior Chamber International (JCI) Donegal are hosting the JCI Donegal Friendly Business Awards on the 29th of August at 7.30pm in Warehouse Bar + Kitchen. The JCI Donegal Friendly Business Awards, which is nationally sponsored by Bank of Ireland, seeks to recognise the important role played by small businesses in the continuous development and improvement of our economy and local communities. Nominations are now closed but you can still be linked to this prestigious event. We are looking for sponsors of the following awards:Community ImpactCustomer CareDisability AccessEco-FriendlinessShop Layout and DesignOverall Friendly BusinessSponsoring the awards costs €99.In return you receive:PR online and offlineYour business name engraved on the awardsPhoto on the night with the WinnerThe opportunity to position your company as an industry leaderIncreased sales, marketing and networking opportunities to new customers, investors and partners through event presenceAssociation with Junior Chamber International, Our National sponsor Bank of Ireland both reputable brands and the Friendly Business Awards a prestigious event.Showing your business as a leader in corporate social responsibility.If any businesses would like to avail of the opportunity to sponsor the JCI Donegal Friendly Business Awards please reply to emmaboylanpr@gmail.com with the category you would like to sponsor. JCI to host Friendly Business Awards at Warehouse Bar and Kitchen was last modified: August 10th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:awardsBusinessJCInewsWarehouse Bar and Kitchenlast_img read more

Fulham interested in signing Real Madrid left-back on loan

first_img ALTERED How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? 1 NEW ERA smart causal LATEST TRANSFER NEWS highlights Hernandez in pre-season action for Madrid Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes who plays? possible standings Fulham have already pulled off some impressive deals this summer, bringing the likes of Jean-Michael Seri and Andre Schurrle to Craven Cottage.The Whites played Southampton’s Matt Targett at left-back in the second-half of last season and remain interested in signing him permanently.However, with Saints unwilling to sell and little time remaining before the window shuts, they have turned their attention elsewhere. possible xi gameday Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Fulham have approached Real Madrid in an attempt to sign 20-year-old left-back Theo Hernandez on loan, according to reports.Hernandez made 13 league appearances for Los Blancos last season after moving across the capital from Atletico Madrid in the summer. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtureslast_img read more

Allingham Arts Festival success for Meentinadea pupils

first_imgMeentinadea National School were celebrating success at the Allingham Arms festival this weekend.Meentinadea pupils were prizewinners in Irish Poetry Writing and Art.Pictured are Aaron Ó Cuinneagáin, Sé Ó Treamhair, Finnian Ó Breisleáin and Ailsíse Ní Bhreisleáin Allingham Arts Festival success for Meentinadea pupils was last modified: November 13th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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