PERTH, Australia (CMC):West Indies Women’s star Deandra Dottin experienced mixed fortunes on her debut in the Women’s Big Bash on Boxing Day, as her Perth Scorchers beat Melbourne Stars by six wickets.The 24-year-old snared two for 27 from four overs of medium pacer as Stars, opting to bat first at the Western Australia Cricket Association ground, stumbled to 102 for six off their 20 overs.Fast bowler Katherine Brunt had the best figures of two for 11.Katie Mack struck 32 from 30 balls while opening partner and captain Meg Lanning got 27 from 31 deliveries in a 56-run stand for the first wicket.In reply, Scorchers reached their target in the final over, with veteran opener Charlotte Edwards stroking an unbeaten 61 off 56 deliveries.Dottin suffered the indignity of a fourth-ball ‘duck’, falling leg before wicket to leg-spinner Kristen Beams in the tenth over with the score on 50 as Scorchers lost three quick wickets for 12 runs.However, Edwards combined with Brunt (11 not out) in an unbroken fifth wicket stand of 45 to see the hosts to victory.
“He’s got a high basketball IQ and he’s using it. He’s really listening to what we asked him to do and he’s executing it to perfection,” Ginebra coach said of Caperal.In Game 2, Caperal introduced himself to the PBA by doing what he’s known for during his college days at Arellano University, hitting perimeter shots on his way to a career-high 26 points on 11-of-18 shooting from the field on top of eight rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Game 3, meanwhile, saw Caperal, a floor-spacing big man, stand his ground on defense against the most dominant player in the country today in June Mar Fajardo.“First game, he was a revelation because of his ability to shoot the ball and pull June Mar away from the basket,” Cone recalled.“But tonight, I thought it was another revelation, he just stuck his nose on the defensive side. His shots weren’t falling as much but he made it up on the defensive side.”The 6-foot-6 Caperal scored only 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting from the field and grabbed four rebounds in 33 minutes but his overall impact went beyond his numbers and reflected on Fajardo’s production.ADVERTISEMENT View comments In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism .@barangayginebra’s @PrinceCaperal_ was happy that his solid Game 3 finally ended up with a victory. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/c3hd2elQZt— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 13, 2018 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slaughter remains day-to-day; Cone says center still in pain Fajardo, the reigning four-time MVP, dominated with 33 points on 11-of-18 and 19 rebounds in his previous outing. He still came away with 23 points and 16 rebounds in Game 3 but he had to work much harder for his baskets.“My role as a starter is to defend June Mar and be a physical presence against him and at least make it a little tougher for him,” Caperal, whom Ginebra picked up from the free agent pool early last month, said in Filipino.“I had mixed emotions last game because I had my breakout game but at the same time we lost. It feels good to win this game. But I’m not doing anything special, I’m just playing my game.”Most still get surprised whenever Caperal makes a good play, but not Cone and the rest of the Gin Kings.“We knew he was good,” said Cone.The rest of the league may just have to get used to it.“Very special two games from him and he’s going to continue to be key in this series,” Cone praised. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPrince Caperal showed he is no fluke.After having the game of his life on Sunday night, Caperal again played a vital role for Barangay Ginebra in its best-of-seven semifinals series against San Miguel Beer and this time, the Gin Kings won.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis02:14Carpio 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
View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netDon’t call Christian Standhardinger a rookie.The top pick of the 2017 PBA Draft argued that the rookie label doesn’t fit him given his experience of playing professionally overseas.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Battle ready: Big leaguers logging long hours on Fortnite P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m not a rookie,” Standhardinger said. “I’m talking facts here. You can’t call a 28-year-old who’s played five-year professional basketball in Europe and in Hong Kong as a rookie. That doesn’t make sense. I know that I’m not a rookie and I know my teammates know that, too.”Aside from being branded as a freshman, the Fil-German big man really have no complaints as he finally makes his much-awaited PBA debut with San Miguel in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.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 crown“I’m very surprised and happy with how the San Miguel group welcomed me here. It was very professional, very caring, very family-like, and I really appreciate that. I’m excited to play for this company hopefully for the long time, and it couldn’t get it any better in my head,” he said.Coming off a solid stint in the ASEAN Basketball League with Hong Kong Eastern, Standhardinger relishes the situation he is in now, saying that for the first time in his professional career, he’s focus on nothing else but winning. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “I’m in a very nice position that for the first time in my career, I can really just focus on winning. I don’t have to focus on anything else,” he said as he looked back at the cut-throat nature of professional basketball in Europe.“Sometimes, when you have a one-year contract with a team, you have to focus on your stats because that’s how you’ll get another job. So you have to focus on winning and your stats,” he said.“Here, I can really just put my focus on winning. I can look at how I can make this team better. Here, all that matters is winning.”That only makes Standhardinger all the more excited to blend in with his new teammates, especially with the likes of former MVPs June Mar Fajardo and Arwind Santos.“They have a great team already with great players, so what I’m doing is I look at where I can help a little bit,” he said. “There’s no pressure for me to do a big impact, but rather, just help in any way I can and hope that we win a lot of championships.”ADVERTISEMENT
LATEST STORIES ADVERTISEMENT It’s been said many times that basketball forms brotherhoods and it cannot be any truer when it comes too Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee and San Miguel’s Renaldo Balkman.Both imports, who have managed to form a strong bond since they both reinforced Alab Pilipinas in their title campaign in the ASEAN Basketball League, were up for the Best Import award Friday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’But Brownlee, after losing twice in a row in the Governors’ Cup voting, did not let this one slip away and one-upped his good pal Balkman for the award.Balkman, who came second in the race, is nothing but proud of what his former teammate achieved. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk “Championships mean a lot to me, not the Best Import,” said Balkman who had 14 points and 11 rebounds in Game 4.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Devance looking forward to Game 5 of ‘crazy’ PBA Finals series “Congratulations to him,” said Balkman after his Beermen lost to Brownlee’s Gin Kings 130-100 in Game 4 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “There’s no bad blood between us and he’ll probably say the same thing.”“He’s a great guy, great player, much respect to him. We’re both tough guys and he got it. It’s all good.”Brownlee had a total of 1209 points in the voting that counted in the players’ stats and nods from the PBA, the players, and the media.Balkman accumulated a total of 858 points.And as the series dwindled into a virtual best of three after a 2-2 stalemate in the first four games, Balkman is looking at the bigger trophy.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments
The crowded ballroom at the Marriott HotelMiss Universe Guyana Soyini FraserIt was a night of elegance, charm, sophistication and intense competition as the curtains came down on the Miss Universe Guyana 2016, with Soyini Fraser walking away with the coveted title.The Hits and Jams Entertainment employee outshone the 13 other delegates when the finals of the highly anticipated event was held in the well illuminated and decorated grand ballroom of the Marriott Hotel.Fraser was undoubtedly one of the front runners from the inception; she however sealed the deal in the question and answer segment on Saturday evening.On point, pure perfection and intelligent are words to describe the 28-year-old as she answered the questions thrown at her. Her six years pageant experience definitely contributed to her confidence and the way she presented herself as a confident, beautiful young woman.The Miss Universe Guyana title has now been added to her long list of accolades and titles which also include, Miss Grand International, Miss Earth, Miss Jamzone International, and Miss United Nations.She will head to the Philippines to represent Guyana on the international stage with one goal in mind – to be crowned Miss Universe – when the competition is held on January 1, 2017.The pageant, though spectacular, started at least 90 minutes behind schedule with the Guyana Police Force steel orchestra performing the National Anthem.This was immediately followed by the introduction segment which was accompanied by thunderous applause as the audience rooted for their favourite delegate. Dressed in simple cream coloured gowns the delegates gracefully walked the stage and eloquently introduced themselves.The final ten was then announced by the emcees – deputy mayor of Georgetown, Sherrod Duncan and radio personality, Alana Bose.Making the top ten were Ashley John, Rafieya Husain, Ayana Whitehead, Soyini Fraser, Melissa DeFretias, Ariella Basdeo, Denisha Rogers, Iman Jaisingh, Odessa Grogan and Xamiera Kippens.As the night progressed, the top delegates then reappeared on stage for the swimsuit segment. For this, they were decked out in two-piece swimwear in three colors – blue, pink and red. It was this segment that provided the opportunity for the beauties to flaunt their curves and grooves.After an amazing display of grace, poise and physique, the top ten delegates went back to prepare for the highlight of the evening – the Evening Gown segment.This segment was classy and mesmerising.Although there was no award for best gown, the audience felt that Ashley John, Soyini Fraser and Melissa DeFretias wore it best. Although Husain’s was unique, it was not a popular style.After the evening gown segment, the judges took some time to tabulate their scores to be able to reveal the final five. After some time the names of five delegates were announced.They were Soyini Fraser, Rafieya Husain, Ashley John, Ariella Basdeo and Ayana Whitehead.After the disappointing response to the final questions by some of the delegates, it all boiled down to Fraser who wowed the judges and the audience with her intelligence and knowledge of current affairs.In addition to the crown, Fraser was given the prize for the best talent.Coming in as first runnerup was Rafieya Husain who would have also secured the award for best interview, while the second runnerup position went to Ariella Basdeo who copped the prize for beautiful heart.Ashley John who was awarded the prizes for elegance and popularity was adjudged the third runnerup and Ayana Whitehead was adjudged the fourth runnerup position.In addition, the Miss Congeniality prize went to Malika Russell, while the fitness model prize was won by Xamiera Kippens.The elegant event was graced with the presence of Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin, Telecommunications Minister, Cathy Hughes, Mayor of Georgetown, Patricia Chase-Green and other dignitaries including the Diplomatic Corp.
The two minibus drivers responsible for the fatal accident which claimed the lives of two brothers at Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara (WCD) will make their appearance at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court today.Based on reports received, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) recommended that causing death by dangerous driving charges be instituted against 31-year-old Mohendra Rambowar and Devon Headley, 27, both of Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).Sherman West, 28, a labourer, and his 19-year-old brother, Shalum Allen, both of Lots 8-9 Fellowship, WCD, were reportedly on a pedal cycle, returning home from the Leonora Police Station after uplifting car documents when they met their demise.It was reported that minibus BVV 8882 had reportedly stopped to put off passengers while the two brothers were in the process of overtaking it.The bus is said to have suddenly been driven off, in the process of which, the right front hit the left handle bar of the bicycle, thus causing the two men to fall onto the roadway. Minibus BVV 7042, which was heading in the opposite direction, is said to have been driven over them.The younger of the brothers is reported to have died on the spot, while his brother, a father of two, succumbed at the Leonora Cottage Hospital.Seon Moses, the eldest brother of the two dead men, recalled having received a telephone call from a relative, informing him that his brothers had died in an accident.He explained that the younger brother had a gaping wound to the back of his head and lacerations to his body, which suggested that he might have been dragged several feet from where the accident occurred.The two men were returning home after uplifting a set of car documents from the Leonora Police Station. The younger brother was reportedly convinced by the older brother to accompany him home on the pedal cycle.The two men were laid to rest on Tuesday.
…interruptions still likely on WBD, WCDContractors laying the cable at Princess Street, Georgetown and across the Demerara River (GPL images)Although the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) would have completed remedial works to rectify the damaged submarine cable across the Demerara River linking the Vreed-en-Hoop and Kingston power plants, residents along the West Bank and West Coast of Demerara may not be relieved of power failures just yet.In a statement to the media on Saturday, GPL explained, “…customers on the West Bank and West Coast Demerara may experience periods of service interruptions as the Vreed-en-Hoop plant, which is now operating in an isolated mode, is not as stable as when it was interconnected to the rest of the DBIS (Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System)”.In addition, “The inadequate reserve capacity, which has been exacerbated by the absence of the 69 kV cable, may result in generation shortfall and periodic service interruptions in the Eastern DBIS,” the power company informed.The “energised” 13.8 kilovolts (kV) submarine cable came as a result of GPL’s damaged 69 kV cable which resulted in the unavailability of 14 Megawatts (MW) of generation to the Eastern half of the DBIS.The routing and laying of the new cable were done with the aid of the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD), Gaico Construction Services and staff from GPL’s Project Management Department, Engineering Services, System Planning and Designs, Network Operations and System Control and Engineering Services departments.MARAD will be responsible for ensuring the safety of the cable from potential damage by oceangoing vessels, even as plans are afoot to have it laid at least three metres beneath the riverbed.In the meantime, the new 13.8 kV cable will be providing over 5 MW of power to the Eastern DBIS.“It spans approximately 4000 feet from Princess Street, Georgetown, to the GPL power station at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara.Additionally, two small generating units, with an aggregate capacity of 2 MW, were returned from Anna Regina to boost generation during peak demand. Further, one of GPL’s second largest units, a 7.8 MW, is back in operation after being unavailable for planned maintenance,” GPL informed.While this cable has been renewed, a second submarine cable which was damaged by another vessel is also in the process of being fixed.The damaged 69 kV cable which rests along the upper Demerara River within proximity of Craig, East Bank Demerara, was dislodged by a barge sailing along the Demerara River.GPL said it is working closely with the contractor to complete the repairs as quickly as possible and to have the cable back in operation soon.
An Incident Management Group (IMG) security officer, charged for robbery, made his first Court appearance on Wednesday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Garfield Edwards of Lot 3580 Stevedore Housing Scheme, South Ruimveldt denied the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Faith McGusty.The charge stated that on July 15, 2019 at Church Street, Georgetown, he robbed Shafeena Ally of cash and a quantity of items valued at $20, 800.Police Prosecutor Ceon Blackman told the Court that on the day in question, the Virtual Complainant (VC) was on her way to work and while waiting to cross the road, the 23-year-old man rode up alongside her on a bicycle. The prosecution is contending that Edwards snatched the items from the VC and attempted to escape when the VC raised an alarm.According to the prosecution’s case, public-spirited persons responded to the woman’s call for help, gave chase and apprehended the defendant. He was handed over to the Police and the items were recovered in his possession.The Prosecutor further told the Court that the defendant was positively identified by the victim. Edwards was remanded to prison and the case will continue on July 31.
With an election call pending, federal Conservatives are now clarifying the intent of their fixed election date legislation. Government Whip and local MP Jay Hill now says the legislation was only intended to remove a majority government’s ability to manipulate election dates to their own purposes. However, he says in the case of the current minority governments, opposition parties still hold the power to manipulate election dates by refusing to cooperate. In our riding so far the only other candidate confirmed to be running is Betty Beckering, who will run for the NDP. We have made contact with the two other major parities and to date they have not named a candidate for Prince George Peace River. Meanwhile, Liberal leader Stephane Dion has said, “The Prime Minister should be spending less time trying to dream up contrived reasons for forcing an election, and more time addressing the serious issues facing our country, not the least of which is an ongoing food safety crisis.” Prime Minister Harper is expected to ask the Governor General to dissolve Parliament Sunday and call an election for October 14th. Read Jay Hills Weekly Report Here http://www.energeticcity.ca/news/09/04/08/weekly-mp-report-jay-hill- Advertisement –
As we enter Waste Reduction Week here in Canada, our local Northern Environmental Action Team, or NEAT, is hoping to inspire residents to live greener lives through a night of film.Wednesday night, the group will present the movie “Garbage! The Revolution Begins at Home.” The movie chronicles one family’s efforts to take an inventory of just how much waste they make. Morgan Peltier, who organized the event for NEAT, says the film may leave viewers thinking of waste and the garbage process in a whole new way. [asset|aid=465|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=d60ccaca0acab97c64a872cfbf9692d5-Morgan Peltier – Away_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement -The event coincides with Zero Waste Wednesday, a Canada-wide initiative to eliminate waste for a day in an effort to raise awareness of just how much garbage the average person throws out every day. The day encourages people to take simple steps to eliminate the use of throw-away items in their everyday lives.“Garbage! The Revolution Begins at Home” will be showing at Whole Wheat and Honey Cafe on Wednesday night at 7pm. Admission is free, and NEAT will be offering snacks and beverages. They remind you to bring your reusable mug.