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Guiao confident Clarkson can catch on to system ahead of China game

first_imgHead coach Yeng Guiao, assistant coach Caloy Garcia and Gilas player Jordan Clarkson. POOL PHOTOJAKARTA—Yeng Guiao was honest enough to admit that he was surprised at how his rag-tag version of a Gilas Pilipinas crew performed two nights ago.“Who would have expected that,” Guiao asked the Inquirer Friday afternoon on the way to team practice, referring to the 96-59 victory by the Filipinos over Kazakhstan that jumpstarted the Philippine campaign in the 18th Asian Games here.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PH volleyball team to skip Asiad opening rites to focus on Thailand preps 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 What Team Philippines lacks in size against China it will make up for in speed.With Clarkson, Guiao has possibly the best guard rotation in the tournament together with Stanley Pringle and Paul Lee.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img “That was farthest from my mind,” he went on as he praised the team he assembled less than two weeks ago for a job that almost blew his mind. “I guess it only goes to show the determination of the players to prove themselves—and more importantly, represent the country well.”WATCH: Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) and Gilas during practice Friday afternoon at the Gor Pukugadung gym. | @musongINQ pic.twitter.com/Vi2utgw1cDFEATURED 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’— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) August 17, 2018 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Guiao said he is having a difficult time getting his system in place as the Philippines—and the other countries as well—is getting just 50 minutes a day to practice, whether this be at the official GBK Baskeball Hall, or at Gor Pulugadung stadium.“As you can see, that’s just what we have,” Guiao said, pointing at the electronic scoreboard at the old gym that started a 50-minute countdown for the Gilas practice.Gilas plays mighty China Tuesday and Guiao is thankful for the break that they have so they could get Jordan Clarkson in the scheme of things. He’s confident that the Cleveland Cavalier in the NBA will catch on to his system very quick.WATCH: Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) and Gilas during practice Friday afternoon at the Gor Pukugadung gym. | @musongINQ pic.twitter.com/Vi2utgw1cD— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) August 17, 2018ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “If the others got it right away, someone with his intelligence on the basketball court will surely get it in a few practices.”Clarkson flew in from a long-haul flight from Los Angeles via Singapore before noon on Thursday and is battling jetlag.There’s a part of Guiao’s coaching staff that is making sure that Clarkson gets acclimatized as soon as possible and won’t be groggy for the China game.“There are people (from the Gilas team) that stayed with him (before nighttime of Thursday) to make sure that he doesn’t sleep at the wrong hour,” defensive anchor Gabe Norwood said with a smile. “That’s hard, being denied of sleep. But he has to do it and our guys did a good job at it.”Follow @musongINQ for more updates on @JordanClarksons and the #AsianGames2018 https://t.co/3IQ9vqx8xx— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) August 17, 2018Guiao and his coaching staff have an idea of the competition they will face when they play the Chinese, and reiterated that the arrival of Clarkson has given the Philippines something to hope for.“Before he came over, we were listed as the absolute underdogs,” Guiao said. “But now, we’re just the slight underdogs and who knows, maybe we can shock the world.” ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more

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Stakeholders briefed on EITI process

first_imgAs Guyana accelerates efforts to apply for membership to the Extractive Industries Transparency InitiativeA section of the gathering at the event(EITI), the Natural Resources Ministry hosted a national symposium on Wednesday to engage stakeholders about the process.Guyana, with an economy heavily based on extractive industries, and soon to become a oil and gas producing nation, has its eye set on becoming a member of the globally-recognised governance framework for the natural resources sector, EITI.During the symposium, stakeholders inclusive of Government officials, members of the Private Sector and civil society were on Wednesday briefed on what this process means to Guyana and their role in its success.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, who delivered the key remarks, underscored the importance of the interactive forum.“The future of Guyana’s EITI is yet to be written but by sharing and learning lessons today (Wednesday) we will expeditiously increase the likelihood of the successful management of our national patrimony,” he emphasised.He reiterated that Guyana stands ready to implement EITI in order to ensure the transparent utilisation of revenue from the country’s raw material which will aid in its sustainable development.Civil Society Representative Mike McCormack noted that the road ahead will be challenging but with commitment, the outcome will be successful.“If this is going to work, we have to start creating some awkward alliances and see compromise as courageous rather than a weakness. We need to start relating in ways that we customarily tend to avoid because if we don’t build momentum and if this approach is not difficult, it means we aren’t dealing with the right issues or we’ve got the wrong people dealing with the issues,” he explained.Government aims to submit its application for membership to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in November.Ana Maria Rodriguez, a consultant from the World Bank, is in Guyana assisting the Ministry to establish a multistakeholder group (MSG).The establishment of this group is the final step towards becoming a member of EITI.Private Sector Representative Hilbert Shields, during his remarks, explained the importance of such a body.“Its ultimate objective is to provide information provided to an independent body to provide info that society can look at to say this is honest and objective information so rather to start to debate, do I believe them or are they lying or they have a vested interest, we can move the dialogue to say okay is this the best deal for the country is this a good trade-off between extraction of resources and risked repaid in terms of the environment and other social impacts,” he stated.The 17-member group will comprise five Government representatives, five representatives from the industry and seven civil society representatives.Already Larry Carryl, Dr Mellissa Ifill, Gomin Camacho, Mike McCormack, Jocelyn Dow, Paul Atkinson, Curtis Bernard and Sharon Atkinson were identified from civil society.EITI is a global organisation of 51 member countries, which have subscribed to establishing, upholding and promoting the standards and tenets of good governance, transparency and accountability in the management of extractive industries.At its core, the EITI promotes the belief that natural resources belong to the people and are to be extracted and managed on behalf of the people; both for current and future generations. The MSG consists of a tripartite of Government, civil society and industries stakeholders.last_img read more

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April 30 is deadline for submissions on GWI’s proposed rate hike

first_imgMembers of the general public and the consumer affairs body will have until April 30 to submit their opinions on the proposal submitted by the Guyana Water Inc (GWI) to have its rates increased.The company has defended the proposal as part of its quest to provide good service to Guyanese.This was revealed by the utility company during the final public hearing on Wednesday that was hosted by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). There, GWI Managing Director, Dr Richard Van West-Charles addressed pending issues surrounding the company’s request to increase its rates by $500.The company has revealed that for the improvement of its services, a hike is necessary to support its revenues. Additionally, GWI simply cannot collect all of the monies that were owed by consumers, since there was a restriction on collecting after a certain amount of time had passed.According to Dr Van West-Charles, there are plans to advance the services being offered by the utility company. If the new rates are sanctioned, the additional monies will go towards improvement in the quality of water being offered. Additionally, the water network countrywide is being continuously maintained. Last month, the Managing Director had indicated that GWI was seeking to replace its archaic system, which in some areas, was over 100 years old.He noted that in some cases when there is an emergency, while there may be sufficient water to increase the pressure, the aged network posed as a threat since ruptures were created along the larger water lines. This results in additional work for employees to frequently fix the ruptures.During that encounter, he also noted that the improvement of services also included the introduction of hydrants in new housing communities as well as the rehabilitation of old hydrants in other communities. The implementation of 100 per cent metering is also one of the pending projects on the list, which can be fulfilled with the $500 increase.Moreover, in a vast swathe of Guyana, the upgrading of the water treatment provided is mandatory, since large sums are spent on the SeaQuest chemical, to reduce the iron content of water in Essequibo. Before the increase is confirmed by the PUC, there will be deliberations about the circumstances surrounding the situations which necessitate a hike in the rates. Consumer advocates have demanded that the water company submit financial statements before the proposal is reviewed.last_img read more

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Caribbean auditors urged to analyse regional gaps

first_imgAs the 11th Caribbean Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (CAROSAI) Congress opened on Monday morning, People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Presidential Candidate and Public Accounts Committee Chairman Irfaan Ali urged regional leaders to analyse the existing gaps that would, in turn, help their respective countries to leapfrog into the future.Executive Members of the CAROSAI conference poses for a photo with PPP Presidential Candidate, Irfaan Ali; Chinese Ambassador to Guyana, Cui Jianchun; Auditor General, Deodat Sharma and Public Health Minister, Volda LawrenceThe official opening ceremony of the five-day regional conference was held at the Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel.The event is being hosted from June 23 to June 27, under the theme “Vision of Performance; for Relevance and Success”.According to Ali, “For us to understand this vision, we have to have a perfect analysis of the gaps that exist in the Region and these gaps do not necessary have to do only with audit – [it may be] governmental gaps, national development priorities and differences within the Region itself and how our audit institutions and our audit framework is aligned to national development and regional development.”In this regard, he told the regional gathering that emerging issues have to be dealt with, which may even include climate change.“To ensure success, we have to have professionalism, we have to have trust, the population must trust the audit office, we have to ensure there is independence and that independence must be safeguarded and supported by all kinds. We have to build … institutional capacity.We have to ensure we have the right human resources trained and placed in the right places,” he recommended.Eighteen countries are participating in the 11th Congress.Auditor General Deodat Sharma explained the reason behind the conference. “This Congress aims to highlight the incredible contributions of members of [Supreme Audit Institutions] SAIs and success stories that would help to forge a better future for the SAIs,” he said.He explained that the presentations over the next few days will be centred on performance audits, debt management to investment needs, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in an effort to strengthen the countries’ values of professionalism, credibility, and accountability among others.Meanwhile, Program Officer at the Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation, Marc Belanger shared how happy he was to be in Guyana and how timely such a forum was.“The theme, “Vision of Performance; for Relevance and Success” is a very timely and topical one given the pressures on Governments and SAIs. The sessions over the next few days will reflect this theme.Those who attended yesterday’s (Sunday) executive workshop on root cause analysis saw just how much we need to focus on accountability in our performance on audit work,” Belanger pointed out.The packed event will allow these delegates to review the Organisation’s achievements over the period 2016 to 2019, analyse data, discuss the SDGs and foster conversations on strengthening human resources and use of technology to improve the quality of public sector auditing among other issues.On the last day of the meeting, the visitors will get a taste of the world’s best eco-tourism destination through a visit to a popular nature resort.last_img read more

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Moose FM to broadcast every McKenzie Cup Game

first_imgThe Home of the Fort St. John Senior Flyers will be following the team to Red Deer next week for the McKenzie Cup.Broadcast hosts Jon Zacks and Mike Feeney will broadcast every McKenzie Cup game live on Moose FM and Energeticcity.ca.  Along with the regular play-by-play coverage, Moose FM will also present the extended M&M Meats Pre-Game show.  This pre-game show will start 45 minutes before the game and will feature interviews with the Fort St. John Senior Flyers and the Bentley Generals.Each game of the McKenzie Cup is now scheduled to start at 7:30 PM MST, with the M&M Meats Pre-game show to start at 6:45 MST – one hour earlier in Fort St. John.- Advertisement -And of course, energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com will provide stories, highlights, interviews, and more, after every McKenzie Cup game. Moose FM & Energeticcity.ca – your home for the Fort St. John Senior Flyers.last_img read more

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Alberta’s Kenney, deputy PM Freeland meet in Edmonton to find common ground

first_imgEDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland met up in Edmonton to try to find some common ground in a region that shut out the Liberals in the federal election.Freeland, also named intergovernmental affairs minister in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new cabinet, says she is here to listen and work to find solutions with Alberta.She is also to meet Tuesday with Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe.- Advertisement -Voters in Alberta and Saskatchewan did not elect any Liberals in the October election, and have been at odds with Trudeau’s government on energy and environmental issues.Kenney has criticized Trudeau’s government, saying federal bills like one that overhauls approval rules for energy megaprojects are stifling Alberta’s core industry.Kenney campaigned for federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer but, prior to his meeting with Freeland, said it’s time to work with Ottawa.Advertisement Kenney also said he wants a firm guarantee on completion of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion by a fixed date. The line would take more Alberta oil to the west coast and from there to markets abroad.The line has been held up by court applications and political wrangling to the point that the federal government bought the project to ensure it gets completed.Kenney has been exploring ways for Alberta to take more control of its destiny within Canada.He has struck a panel to look at initiatives that include having Alberta withdraw from the Canada Pension Plan and create its own police force and revenue collection agency.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 25, 2019.Advertisement “As the prime minister noted on election night, he wants to be there for Alberta and Saskatchewan, recognizing there are some real tensions in the federation, some deep challenges in our economy, and Albertans are looking for a fair deal,” Kenney said Monday.Freeland responded, “I am here to look for common ground. The premier is right that there are challenges in the relationship. Certainly our government heard from Alberta a strong message in the election.”Neither took questions from reporters. After the meeting, Kenney issued a statement saying he had urged Freeland to take action on the Canadian National Railway Co. strike that has disrupted businesses across the country and led to layoffs in some industries.“I explained to her that every day the CN rail strike continues, (it) hurts Albertans and kills jobs and profits of businesses across Canada, and I repeated our government’s call for her government to recall Parliament and legislate an end to the strike,” said Kenney’s statement.Advertisementcenter_img Dean Bennett, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Arsenal and Man United target desperate to stay at PSG

first_imgArsenal and Manchester United target Marco Verratti will only leave Paris Saint-Germain when the club is sick of him.The diminutive midfielder looked destined to leave the French champions in the summer but he remained at the mega-rich side and is under contract until 2018.Bayern Munich were also interested in the Italian, who joined PSG from Italian minnows Pescara in 2012 but he remained in France to fight for his place among some of the world’s most expensive players.“I chose PSG two years ago and would make the same decision again. I have no doubts,” Verratti told Corriere dello Sport.“If I were to leave this club, it would have to be because they were tired of me. Would I return to Italy? I don’t know, I’m happy at PSG and when you’re happy there is no reason to change.” Marco Veratti trains with Italy 1last_img read more

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Newcastle caretaker boss Carver defends FA Cup selection

first_imgNewcastle caretaker manager John Carver has defended his FA Cup team selection after admitting the Magpies went out of the third round with a whimper against Leicester.Several star performers were absent from the starting line up for Saturday’s tie, as Carver – who was named temporary boss following Alan Pardew’s exit to Crystal Palace – made seven changes to the side that drew 3-3 with Burnley in the Premier League two days previously.The coach, who admitted he plans to ‘throw his hat in the ring’ for the head coach job, received widespread criticism from Toon fans after seeing their last remaining hope of winning a trophy this season go up in smoke at the King Power Stadium.Leonardo Ulloa headed the only goal of the game just before half-time. It was a rare moment of brilliance in a game low on quality, despite the tie being the only one played on Saturday between two Premier League teams.A large proportion of the 4,319 travelling support turned on their team late on and even booed the Newcastle players, together with Carver, at the end of the game as they came over to applaud the fans.But Carver insisted he played his strongest available team, with Ayoze Perez the only player actually rested.“I put out the strongest team – other than Ayoze Perez,” said Carver.“Perez is coming into a new culture from Spanish football and he’s one of our best players – one of our shining lights in a season when we didn’t even expect him to be in the team.“We thought he’d be one for the future, but he’s gone into the team and has been outstanding.“If you had seen him after the Burnley game or the following morning at the training ground, he’d ran out of fuel. For me to take a massive gamble 48 hours later with him would have been too big a gamble.”Carver also explained the other big-name absenteesHe continued: “Daryl Janmaat had a problem with his groin.“Moussa Sissoko – both of his hamstrings were tight and I didn’t want to risk that.“[Fabricio] Coloccini had a problem with a nerve leading into his buttock. Steven Taylor we lost because of a snapped Achilles.“Even the morning of the game we had Jack Colback travel with us despite having a tight hamstring. Unfortunately he felt worse and didn’t play. That’s why I didn’t take the gamble and he wasn’t even on the bench.“Sometimes you have to look at the bigger picture. This was just one game, the future of this football club is over the next few weeks.” 1 Newcastle caretaker manager John Carver last_img read more

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DONEGAL BREAKS THE €1 BARRIER PER LITRE FOR DIESEL

first_imgDonegal has broken the €1 carrier for a litre of fuel.As the price of petrol and diesel goes through the floor, service stations across the county are dropping their prices.But Raphoe service station and supermarket, Coyles of Raphoe, have now gone one step further. The outlet has dropped the price of its diesel has plummeted to 99.9C per litre of diesel.And other outlets are following their example by slashing their prices for the motorist.Do you know of a cheaper diesel price in Donegal? Let us know by emailing info@donegaldaily.comDONEGAL BREAKS THE €1 BARRIER PER LITRE FOR DIESEL was last modified: January 21st, 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:diesel pricesdonegalpetrollast_img read more

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ATHLETICS: LAC NOTES

first_imgTHE Donegal Grand Prix series continues tonight (Friday) with the Annagry 5k. A number of our club athletes are expected to travel for the race.Congratulations to club members, Gary Crossan and Marie McCambridge on the birth of their baby son.The lotto numbers drawn on Saturday night were: 1,4,8, and 17. There was one match three winner-Terri Boyle. The jackpot this weekend in The GlenATHLETICS: LAC NOTES was last modified: May 24th, 2011 by gregShare 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

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