The board presented a K250,000 cheque to the PNG Sports Foundation for sponsoring and supporting the national soccer team.NGCB Chief Executive Officer, Imelda Agon credited the Government and the Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko for their effort in building the world class sporting infrastructure that resulted in many international sporting events hosted and yet to be hosted in the country.“NGCB is delighted to support the team and encourage that football in the country is growing rapidly to an international level to gain recognition to the world and we are proud in making sure football grows even further with the world class infrastructures that we already have in the country,” CEO Agon said.Moreover, when presenting the cheque the Board congratulates the Kapuls for making it to the second spot in the recent OFC tournament.PNG Sport Foundation CEO Peter Tsiamalili Jnr also added that it was exciting to see young Papua New Guineans persevere in their sporting careers, and build their capacity to an international standard.“We have got talks from other countries that there are some potential players in the team during the recent tournament and we are not surprised that football teams from outside have already made positive comments on some of our potential players,” he said.With the money given, Kapuls captains David Muta and PNG goal scoring machine and Vice-captain Raymond Gunemba received the K250,000 cheque and thanked PNG citizens for the great support during the tournament right to the end.
Rhea Dimaculangan and Aiza Maizo-Pontillas. Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERPetron Blaze Spiker Aiza Maizo-Pontillas is no stranger to winning individual awards.And she added another hardware to her collection Thursday night, taking home the MVP in the Philippine Super Liga All-Filipino Conference Thursday after helping Petron dethrone F2 Logistics in five sets, 26-24, 24-26, 24-26, 25-23, 15-11, in the finals.ADVERTISEMENT IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade “I think I’m more pressured right now because I won the MVP,” said Maizo-Pontillas, who won several MVPs when she bannered University of Santo Tomas in the Shakey’s V-League.READ: Petron claims PSL All-Filipino title, sweeps F2FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Maizo-Pontillas likened her MVP trophy to being part of the national team, as immense pressure comes along with with both distinctions.“This MVP trophy is like being named to the national team because not only does it bring pressure but the expectation for you to perform well is also there,” said Maizo-Pontillas, who had 14 points in the title-clinching game. View comments Cignal’s diminutive defensive ace Jheck Dionela was the conference’s Best Libero.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission “But I will still work hard to show that I deserve the MVP.”Maizo-Pontillas’ teammate and fellow UST alum Rhea Dimaculanagan, meanwhile, won the Best Setter award.READ: Petron blanks F2, closes in on PSL titleMika Reyes also took an individual trophy for Petron, winning the 2nd Best Blocker Award while silver medalist Mary Joy Baron was named the Best Blocker.Foton teammates EJ Laure and Jaja Santiago won the Best Outside Spiker and Best Opposite Spiker trophies, respectively, while F2 Logistics’ Ara Galang was named the 2nd Best Spiker.ADVERTISEMENT Froome loses Tour lead to Aru, Bardet wins 12th stage Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer MOST READ
“There’s nothing I need to get in this league that I don’t already have,” James told reporters during a shootaround at the TD Garden. “Everything else for me is just like icing on the cake.“I love the process of everything I go through to be able to compete every single night and put teams in position to compete for championships. But there’s nothing I’m chasing or feel like I need to end my career on.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Lakers have reportedly ended their pursuit of Davis after offering Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and two first round draft picks in exchange for the player.During the Lakers 136-94 thrashing by Indiana this week, Pacers fans taunted Ingram with chants of “LeBron’s gonna trade you” during the game. JaVale McGee was mocked with chants of “Not worth trading.” Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? James said Thursday the move underscored the flipside of the NBA business. While teams often act ruthlessly in their own interests without reproach, players seen as agitating for a move were portrayed as selfish or greedy.“Teams have to do what’s best for the franchise to set them up for the future or the near present, and I agree with that,” James said.“But at the same time players have to have that ability to do what’s best for them as well. So if a player decides he’s a free agent and wants to leave, that should be part of the same conversation, the same narrative.“And not that this guy or this kid is being selfish or unfaithful. We only have so many years to play the game and you want to maximise it as much as possible. I see it on both sides.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers waits to enter the game during a 123-120 win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James rejected suggestions Thursday he was the driving force behind the rebuilding of the Los Angeles Lakers after a week of intrigue surrounding the franchise’s attempts to lure Anthony Davis from New Orleans.Speaking ahead of the Lakers’ visit to the Boston Celtics later Thursday, James suggested he was in no hurry to assemble a Lakers side capable of challenging for championships.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Knicks waive Enes Kanter, Wesley Matthews after trade deadline Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lakers fans take pictures of LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers before the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 07, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPJames on Thursday was non-committal on whether the speculation was adversely affecting the morale of his Lakers team-mates.“That’s a question for those guys,” he said. “It’s just all part of the business, and when you truly understand that, and you truly know this is a business, but you give 110 percent to whatever situation you’re in, then you’re able to live with it.“But I know this has to be tough on guys that for the first time in their career, especially if you’re a young guy, to hear your name in trade rumors when you’ve been somewhere for a few years.”James was speaking just hours before the trade deadline window closed.Late Wednesday he had been sharply critical of the trade which saw Harrison Barnes sent to the Sacramento Kings from the Dallas Mavericks. News of the deal broke while Barnes was playing on court.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:14Carpio 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
A 20-year-old of Lot 15 Rahaman Park, Georgetown, appeared before a City Magistrate on a charge of unlawful assault.It was alleged that on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Rahaman Park, Samuel Azees unlawfully and maliciously assaulted Errol Dualon to cause actual bodily harm.Azees pleaded not guilty to the charge. The virtual complainant, Dualon, was a no-show at court.Representing the defendant was attorney Dexter Todd who told the court that his client has never had any interactions with the law. He added that his client “may have stolen a mango from somebody’s tree but nothing more”.He further made an application for bail, stating that his client is young and engaged, while also noting the VC’s absence.Prosecutor Shellon Jupiter indicated to the court had no objection to the accused being granted bail.As such, bail was granted in the sum of $15,000 and Azees will make his next court appearance on October 27, 2016.
In discussing several challenges faced in 2017 at the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Coordinator of the Works Services Group (WSG), Geoffrey Vaughn has said that one of the greatest challenges was attracting experienced personnel for most of the major projects.Works Services Group Coordinator Geoffrey VaughnThe WSG Head explained that while there was in excess of 500 plus contractors who would have been prequalified for works to be done by the Ministry, this issue kept arising throughout the year. This, according to him, is also one of the main reasons for many of the public contracts being terminated.“With that pool, what we have been seeing is with lots of the contractors that have been tendering, there is still a shortage in terms of experienced personnel within their organisations, specifically engineers. Because what we have been seeing basically is a name appearing on the tender document, but after that process would have been completed, we are still looking for that individual once that project would have been awarded to that particular company,” he said.To correct this issue, Vaughn said the Ministry would recommend implementing a stricter process by which these contractors were chosen. Recommendations will also be made to make provisions for the Ministry to see the individual contractors selected and their staff while tendering.Another issue faced by the Ministry, according to Vaughn, has to do with project management. He said most contractors were taking on more work than they could handle, and the Ministry has seen many cases of this in 2017. On the other hand, most projects are not being managed effectively and efficiently.“So you find their ending up with quite a few projects that we may know of because other agencies would have already awarded contracts to them. So, they come to you at the end and when they ask you when I’m finished with this one, then I’ll start with that one and right away the red flag goes up. And that is because you realise that the capacity is not there for them to execute the project,” he said.Despite these challenges, the Ministry has managed to execute most of its capital projects for 2017, with fewer rollovers for the new year. However, the deadline for a majority of the Ministry’s major infrastructural projects have been pushed back or further delayed to another year.Meanwhile, some of the major projects to be worked on this year include: the Linden- Mabura Road, Kurupukari Bridge, Parika-Goshen road, Sheriff Street-Mandela Road Project, East Bank-East Coast Road Link, Demerara River Crossing, installation of LED lights across the country, Linden-Soesdyke Highway Study and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)-financed study for upgrading Lethem Airport into a regional hub.
– calls on Govt to conduct comprehensive assessment, documentationBy Samuel SukhnandanAs the number of Venezuelan migrants coming here continues to grow, Regional Chairman of Region One (Barima-Waini), Brentnol Ashley, thinks a greater need exist in that region for the setting up of a centre to deal with the migration issues facing the country.Regional Chairman of Region One (Barima-Waini), Brethnol AshleyHis comment comes one week after Government had announced a decision to build a two-storey building in the Regional Administration of Pomeroon-Supenaam (Region Two) that would serve as a support centre for Venezuelan migrants in that area.But Ashley told Guyana Times on Thursday that there are many reasons why consideration should be given to building a centre in his region. The first reason he stated is the numbers are growing so fast that the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) is finding it difficult to assist everyone.“The problem of these migrants is escalating because they are occupying the market wharf. Some of them have been living on that wharf for some time, which is causing residents as well as visitors to be uncomfortable with the situation,” he explained.However, the regional chairman said if a centre is built, it would give a better chance for both the RDC and the Central Government to better monitor what these persons are actually doing.Ashley therefore called on the Administration to put serious thought into their strategies in helping to address this situation. He argued that before some of these migrants travel to Region Two, they would have to pass Region One. A majority, he explained, remain there.Building a facility in Region Two might be nice, he said, but the question that needs to be asked and answered is: Is the migrantion rate in the Pomeroon Supenaam Region greater than the current crisis facing Region One every single day in the Barima Waini region?Humanitarian supportMeanwhile, the Department of Citizenship has established a Multi-Agency Stakeholder Committee to manage the Government’s response to the influx of Venezuelan migrants here, and be mandated to ensure humanitarian support is provided to all of those migrants.A recent statement from the Ministry of the Presidency (MoTP) has outlined that instead of donating directly to the migrants, all donations should be sent to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC). While Ashley does not have an issue with this, he said representation from the region is imperative, so that the needs of those migrants could be properly met.The regional chairman told Guyana Times that several communities are not receiving food and other supplies. According to him, while he appreciates the fact that donations are made to Khan Hill, he thinks that too much focus is placed on that one area, instead of others.DocumentationGovernment had stated last week that the number of documented Venezuelan migrants in Guyana stands at 3,868. But Ashley thinks that the number is much higher, and is therefore calling for there to be a greater presence of immigration officials to improve documentation.This newspaper was told that while there are small numbers in the highly populated villages within Region One, other locations have also seen a steady rise in the number of migrants. Last year statistics showed pockets of 40-100, with White Water having probably the largest number.Aside from this issue, the regional chairman has received several unconfirmed reports that some of these migrants are crossing the border with guns and ammunition, as well as drugs. He said while the Police have been carrying out frequent routine patrols, it is still believed that there is no proper monitoring system in place, which could be a recipe for disaster.“The concerns of several residents meeting me also are related to health, because since the screening process would have started last year with the Public Health Ministry, it would have stopped… Right now, White Water is only being manned by a community health worker, and that is one of the main areas that these migrants are coming,” he further pointed out.Ashley said while Government is trying to paint a picture that the situation is being handled effectively, he disagrees, given the many issues faced in his region. “We would like, as an RDC, to support any endeavour that the Government is trying to do…to put better systems in place in monitoring and tracking these migrants; but if we don’t have the resources to deal with the issue, we cannot be able to properly address the concerns,” the regional chairman said.
CFU 2018 Boys’ U-14 Challenge Series…The national U-14 boys’ team are looking to give a much better performance when they play their second match against hosts Curaçao in the CFU 2018 Boys’ U-14 Challenge Series at the Ergilio Hato Stadium at 18:00h.The national u-14 boys team’s starting line-up against Trinidad and TobagoThis follows their 8-0 defeat against Trinidad and Tobago in their opening match on Saturday at the same venue, even as Guyana seek to provide a platform for the development of the youth players.In an invited comment, Head Coach Bryan Joseph said the strategy would not vary much from that of the first match: “As part of our development, we must try to instil the playing philosophy in the players; we’ll continue to do that, so it won’t change much in the second match. These are young players and the information we’re passing on needs to be concise and consistent.”While acknowledging that Curaçao is a different team to Trinidad and Tobago, Joseph said that the two-day preparation period before the next match would enable the technical squad to continuously instil the playing philosophy.“We’ll try to sharpen the weak areas we had in the first game. We’ll be playing against a totally different opponent, so I think we’ll have more opportunities to instil our playing philosophy, we’ll have more opportunities with the ball,” Joseph said.Meanwhile, in recapping the first match, Joseph said the result did not reflect the competitive nature of the match even while acknowledging some of the challenges experienced by the team, including the challenge of the players adjusting to the astro turf and keeping possession.However, he highlighted some positives: “The team collectively showed a good attitude; they fought throughout and continued to play regardless of the score; all 17 players were able to play, including the goalkeeper. This is all part of what we wanted to achieve – the exposure – and I think going forward, there will be better performances, especially in light of the entire group being exposed to the astro turf.”Nonetheless, the Head Coach said the team was in “good spirits” and “motivated to play” the rest of the series. The U-14 team was captained by midfielder Zidane Ramdeholl. Guyana’s next matches will be against Bonaire and Aruba on August 10 on August 12 respectively. All matches will be held at the Ergilio Hato Stadium.
Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Heart 2 Hart fundraiser will feature a gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions, casino games and dancing, 6 p.m. Saturday at the Tournament Players Club, 26550 N. Heritage View Lane, Valencia. Tickets: $75, proceeds will benefit the Hart High School Show Choir. Call Danielle Werts at (661) 255-6455 or Suzanne Benty at (661) 254-5696. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Campfire program, 8-9 p.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. (661) 259-7721. Capitol Steps will perform, 8 p.m. Saturday at the Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $25-$50. Call the box office at (661) 362-5304. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Sierra Club hike will meet, 9 a.m. Sunday at the entrance to Ed Davis/Towsley Canyon Park, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call Ray Lorme at (661) 296-0246 or Ed Benison at (661) 254-7517. Day at the Races fundraiser, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Carousel Ranch, 34289 Rocking Horse Road, Agua Dulce. Call Denise Tomey at (661) 268-8010. Oak Tree Golf Classic and auction, 9 a.m. Monday at the Tournament Players Club, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia. Call Heather Sarge at (661) 702-6977. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at email@example.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA, 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Chasing Open Spaces,” an exhibit of oil paintings documenting natural spaces in and surrounding the Santa Clarita Valley, will be on display through April 30 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Laura Wambsgans at (661) 259-0696. Animal Magic with John Abrams, 10:30 a.m. today in Town Square at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call the Concierge Center at (661) 287-9050. “The Foreigner” will be presented, 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday in the Hart Black Box Theatre, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Tickets: $8. Call Brent Christensen at (661) 259-7575, Ext. 212. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will be presented, 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Valencia Marketplace Amphitheater located on the corner of McBean Parkway and The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch. Admission is free. Call (661) 254-4543. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventSpring Dance Concert, 8 p.m. Friday at the Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $5-$10. Call the box office at (661) 362-5304. “Oklahoma” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 30 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $13-$17 for adults and $10-$13 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Moonlight Hike, 8-9 p.m. Friday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Don Friesen and Curtis Fortier will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12, or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291. Emergency Expo will feature free safety demonstrations, vendors, prizes and more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 255-4965.