PBA: Globalport toys with Mahindra for first season opener win

first_imgNCAA volleyball: Lady Stags withstand Lady Knights Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Terrence Romeo waxed hot for Globalport with 29 points on 9-of-13 shooting, 4-of-6 from deep, that went with six assists.Stanley Pringle also finished in double-digit scoring with 16 points to go along eight rebounds and five assists.Mahindra’s new acquisition Alex Mallari led the Floodbusters with 17 points and nine rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Mahindra failed to establish any rhythm both in the defensive and offensive ends as the Batang Pier opened up the game on a 24-5 start.Globalport head coach Franz Pumaren, who is fresh of his UAAP Final Four exit with Adamson University, said he is with the team on a transition basis and he hopes he can have the same outcome as he did with the Falcons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali“I’m here on a transition basis, management is hoping I can bring what I accomplished in the UAAP,” said Pumaren. “I’m here to help out, and have a good run here with Globalport.”Mahindra managed to cut Globalport’s lead to 26-16 early in the second quarter but the Batang Pier countered with a 12-2 sprint to take a 38-18 buffer. MOST READ Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes PBA IMAGESGlobalport dropped the anchor on a dazed Mahindra, 97-75, to open its campaign in the PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.It’s the first time in franchise history the Batang Pier won their season opener.ADVERTISEMENT Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH EDITORS’ PICK Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports We are young As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town View comments Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908last_img read more

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For a just state

first_imgThe philosopher Immanuel Kant succinctly posed the dilemma of organising a just state, two centuries ago, in these terms:“The problem of organising a state, however hard it may seem, can be solved, even for a race of devils, if only they are intelligent. The problem is, given a multitude of rational beings requiring universal laws for their preservation, but each of them is sincerely inclined to exempt himself from them, to establish a Constitution in such a way, although their private intentions conflict, they check each other, with the result that their public conduct is the same as if they had no such intentions.”In Guyana there exist great suspicions in the people as to the motives of those who propose “solutions” to our national problems. Throughout our history institutions have been tinkered with, purportedly for the “good” of the people, but invariably it was later seen to have benefited either one person, or one group. Guyanese are understandably concerned about the “smartmen” who jockey for advantage on behalf of themselves or their group. Any initiative, or set of initiatives, that are offered to address Guyana’s political crisis will have to engender broad acceptance across the political, ethnic and other divisions in the people and especially amongst the politicians.Kant proposed that the solution to the inevitable conflicts in organised human societies, lay in the design of institutions that should ensure the persons behaving in accordance with its rules, are behaving justly and morally. He proposed that institutions, as with all normative behaviour, would have to satisfy the “categorical imperative”, which in one popular formulation states: act in accordance to rules that you would wish applied to everyone as if they were universal laws.Most commentators who followed him agreed with his stricture that institutions constituting a state must be organised in accordance with the principle of justice, but his criterion of the categorical imperative, proved nettlesome. John Rawls, the most influential of modern liberal political philosophers, came up with another formulation to guide the formation of social institutions nearly two centuries later, in 1971. It had the great virtue of simplicity.In the opening line of his first section in his magnum opus A Theory of Justice, Rawls boldly declared that the principle of “justice” is the standard that would generate the broad acceptability for the establishment of any institution necessary to implement any initiative for enduring stability: “Justice is the first virtue of social institutions, as truth is of systems of thought.”Recognising that Guyana does not even reach Rawls’ definition of a society as “a cooperative venture for mutual advantage, it is typically marked by a conflict as well as by an identity of interests.” his definition of “justice” is yet very pertinent to our effort to construct a democratic state in Guyana: “…a way of assigning rights and duties in the basic institutions of society and they define the appropriate distribution of the benefits and burdens of social cooperation.” In Guyana we all have to appreciate that the existence of the state itself is for the furtherance of the societal good – the public interest. Ultimately we believe that all Guyanese are looking to be culturally authentic, politically secure and economically sound. In the furtherance of these “public goods”, the people have to promulgate a constitution through which the government directs the state through policies and programmes in consonance with the prime directives of the Constitution.In modern democracies, under the liberal paradigm, equality of treatment and equality before the law of the citizens stands at the very top of the imperatives. We have proposed that under a federalist state institutions will be created to implement the policies of Ethnic Impact Statements, multiculturalism, federal form of government, Government of National Reconciliation, Catalytic Economic State, Affirmative Action etc, in the fulfilment of the national goals. However, because each individual citizen or group of citizens are situated differently (according to specific criteria) governmental policies and programmes will inevitably have a different impact on different citizens. The task of the Government is to ensure that their differential treatment is not arbitrary and capricious and irrational – and that they further some societal good.last_img read more

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UK multibillion-dollar infrastructure grant to fund Linden-Lethem Road

first_imgThe Public Infrastructure Ministry is gearing up to commence construction on the first phase of the Linden-Lethem Road Project, which will be funded by the Government of the United Kingdom through its UK Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF) programme.In September 2015, former UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced a £300 million investment in vital new infrastructure such as roads, bridges and ports toConstruction works are to commence this year on the Linden-Lethem Roadhelp drive economic growth and development across the Caribbean region. Guyana was named among nine Caribbean states to benefit from the grant.According to the Public Infrastructure Ministry on Tuesday, construction for the first phase of the Linden-Lethem Road Project, which spans from Linden to Mabura, is expected to commence without a hitch as the Ministry will be working closely with the UK Government towards the success of the project.The first phase of the project covers approximately 122.5 kilometres of road from Linden and the construction of a bridge across the Essequibo River at Kurupukari River. This phase is currently in the design stage.As part of the collaboration with the UK Government, the Public Infrastructure Ministry said Government is seeking to engage a multi-discipline and transport sector-experienced consulting firm to assist in the preparation of a two-component capital project.The components for this capital project include the upgrade of approximately 122.5 km of road between Linden and Mabura Hill (including drainage) and construction of a new single or dual lane fixed bridge across the Essequibo River at the Kurupukari ferry crossing, which is approximately 600 metres long.While the proposed road upgrade applies only to one section of the Linden-Lethem road, the capital works on the remaining 331.5km of the laterite road will be undertaken through funding from other sources.The remaining capital works would fall under additional phases and the Public Infrastructure Ministry disclosed that it has already engaged the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) on possible funding for the stretch of road between Mabura Hill and Lethem.Earlier last week, Junior Public Infrastructure Minister Annette Ferguson met with officials from IsDB on the project and another team is slated to return to Guyana for further discussions.The final cost of Phase One of the project is not yet known but will be determined by the detailed design study being funded by the UKCIF. Meanwhile, the Infrastructure Ministry is optimistic about the success of the project. According to Chief Planning and Transport Officer, Patrick Thompson, the Ministry and the UK Government are working closely together to ensure that the project progresses smoothly.“We’ve received very favourable responses so far and we are feeling very optimistic about the progression of the first phase of this project,” Thompson noted, while adding that construction can commence in as soon as 18 months.Last month, during the 2017 Budget presentation, Finance Minister Winston Jordan speaking about “infrastructure for integration”, noted that an infrastructure network that can support rapid economic development requires huge capital investments.”This is especially true of Guyana with its sparsely populated town and village centres scattered over its 214,970 square kilometres,” he posited. To this end, Jordan noted that Government budgeted some $37.2 billion to narrow the infrastructure deficit in the country, while at the same time pursuing other financing options, including Public-Private Partnerships (P3s), for the large-scale transformative projects.“We have been waiting for over five decades to bridge the coastal and hinterland divide, and create national and hemispheric inter-connectivity via the Linden to Lethem corridor. A recent Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) market demand study has reinforced that this corridor is essential for creating a link between our road and sea transportation networks,” he added.According to the Finance Minister, Government intends to exploit the competitive advantage of the country’s strategic geo-physical and geo-political location on the South American mainland along the Atlantic Coast.last_img read more

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Song disappointed West Ham failed to land former teammate

first_img Alex Song and Emmanuel Adebayor Alex Song says he is disappointed that West Ham did not manage to sign Emmanuel Adebayor during the January transfer window.The Hammers attempted a deadline day swoop for the Togo striker, but Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy reportedly blocked the move.Song, who played with Adebayor during his time at Arsenal, is close friends with the 30-year-old and has confessed it is a shame he couldn’t join him at Upton Park.“Definitely [it’s disappointing we couldn’t sign him]. He is a great player and a great guy,” said Song.“We played five years together and if we had got him it would have been good for us.“At the end of the day we did not make it and it was a little frustrating because I know he is a good player and at this time we are short a bit of experience.“But now I just want to say to him “good luck” and maybe I can play with him somewhere, you never know.” 1last_img read more

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Ex-Montebello transit chief takes job in Oregon

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEBELLO – The city’s former director of transportation has been picked to head an Oregon-based transit agency, officials said. Allan Pollock, 46, who left Montebello earlier this year, will head Salem-Keizer Transit in Salem, Ore., officials said. Pollock headed Montebello Bus Lines from 1996 until June this year. Prior to that he was employed by the Orange County Transit Authority. last_img read more

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Toste comes up big as St. John Bosco wins

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He doesn’t have the size or speed of his favorite player Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portugese standout with Manchester United. But Roberto Toste, a 5-foot-5 midfielder, certainly has some skill. Toste, an American-born Portugese, scored two goals to give the St. John Bosco High boys soccer team a 2-1 win over visiting Mater Dei in a Serra League match on Wednesday. “It was intense. We scored the first goal in the first half and kept strong,” Toste said. “Then we scored the second goal in the second half and let up after the second, but our defense pulled through.” Toste almost had a third goal when the Mater Dei goalie came out of the box for a clearout, leaving an empty net. The ball was kicked to the midfield and picked up by Toste, who booted the ball from 40 yards out, but it was saved by the goalie at the last second. “He’s so small, but so good on the ball,” said teammate Eder Robles. “He’s a good player. I like the way he plays. He’s one of the best midfielders I played with in a while.” Daniel Frias can be reached at daniel.frias@presstelegram.com or (562) 499-1338. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Toste dropped the first score of the game midway through the half, putting away a pass from teammate Chris Bredeson right in front of the net. “Roberto is the man,” said team co-captain Bredeson. “He’s small, but it doesn’t matter. He’s got heart. He scored both our goals. He’s just a playmaker. He plays the ball where we need it to be played. He doesn’t make stupid mistakes. He’s a smart player. The smartest player on the field.” Toste scored his second goal shortly after halftime. He was standing outside the box when he tucked a pass from teammate Tito Mejia into the right corner for a 2-0 lead. “That was a huge goal,” said Bosco coach Paul Kaminski. “This is his first year on varsity and size for size he hasn’t been outplayed in the midfield. He’s playing with so much heart and he’s got some magic too. He’s a gifted and talented player.” After Bosco (12-2-1) scored its second goal, Mater Dei (11-6-2) countered with a quick one of its own. The Monarchs tried to find another and came close with a shot that hit the crossbar. last_img read more

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FILM IT FRIDAY – WIN FREE CINEMA TICKETS

first_imgEvery week we will be giving away a FREE family pass (one adult and three children or two adults and two children) to Century Cinemas in Letterkenny.All readers have to do is to email the answer to a simple movie-related question.This week’s question is “What is the name of the movie which is a sequel starring Adam Sandler” The answer could well be on the Century Cinemas website below! Email your answer with your name, address and mobile phone number to admin@donegaldaily.com before midnight tonight.The winner will be announced tomorrow morning (SAT).And don’t worry if you don’t win this week – we have lots of FREE family passes available in the coming weeks.  FILM IT FRIDAY – WIN FREE CINEMA TICKETS was last modified: August 8th, 2013 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)last_img read more

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From 5000/1 for the title to 5/1 for relegation – Will Leicester beat the drop?

first_imgCoral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Will the champions of England be relegated for the first time in Premier League history?5000/1 to claim the top flight crown last season, Leicester City are now 5/1 to suffer relegation the very next season.The Foxes – who are through to the last-16 of the Champions League – have just two wins from their last 14 league games and a right in the mix for the drop.Claudio Ranieri’s men sit within the Premier League’s bottom six sides all battling for their top flight status, with Sunderland 1/8, Hull City 1/4, Swansea City 6/4, Crystal Palace 7/4, Middlesbrough 7/4.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

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Rep. Ireland 0-0 Wales: Seamus Coleman horror injury overshadows drab qualifier

first_img The Everton fullback suffered what looked to be a leg breaking challenge from Neil Taylor 1 Even Gareth Bale could not kick-start Wales’ bid for World Cup qualification as the Republic of Ireland scrapped their way to another precious point.Wales, who had Neil Taylor sent off for an ugly second-half challenge on Ireland skipper Seamus Coleman, enjoyed the better of the game before the red card but were left hanging on as the Republic launched a late blitz, although Bale went agonisingly to snatching victory.In the end, a 0-0 draw meant that the spoils were shared as Ireland maintained their record of not losing a home qualifier since September 2013 and Wales were able to console themselves by extending their run to just one defeat in 17 qualification matches.Serbia edged ahead of the Republic at the top of Group D on goal difference as a result of their 3-1 win in Georgia, with Wales four points adrift alongside Austria at the halfway stage having won just one of their five games to date.Ireland boss Martin O’Neill, who had seen his squad severely depleted by injury and suspension in the run-up to the game, was dealt a fresh blow minutes before kick-off when James McCarthy, named in the team following his apparent recovery from a hamstring problem, was withdrawn and replaced by David Meyler.Ominously, however, opposite number Chris Coleman was able to call upon the 11 men who started the famous Euro 2016 quarter-final victory over Belgium for the first time since last summer.Robbed of the creativity usually supplied by the suspended Robbie Brady and the injured Wes Hoolahan, the Republic were prosaic in approach with wide men Jonathan Walters and James McClean – the latter wearing the number five in memory of close friend and Derry City skipper Ryan McBride – asked to protect their full-backs.McClean in particular rattled into tackles, the first of them to welcome Bale to Dublin, in a bid to upset the impressive rhythm with which Wales started.Where the Republic were all sweat and brawn, Chris Coleman’s men were fluid and fluent with midfield trio Joe Allen, Aaron Ramsey and Joe Ledley moving the ball confidently to feed wing-backs Chris Gunter and Taylor and try to bring front two Bale and Hal Robson-Kanu into play.But by the time referee Nicola Rizzoli brought an end to the first half, two markedly methods had yielded much the same – largely nothing.Glenn Whelan and Meyler both shot well wide from distance and Welsh defender Ben Davies might have been fortunate to escape after McClean’s 35th-minute corner appeared to hit his arm inside the box as he attempted to clear, but that was as good as it got for the home side.For all their possession, Wales fared little better despite getting in behind full-backs Seamus Coleman and Stephen Ward on several occasions, and Bale’s wayward attempt from 35 yards five minutes before the break rather summed up their frustration.It was Bale who produced the game’s first attempt on target three minutes after the restart, although his free-kick, which had been awarded for McClean’s foul on Allen, was fielded without incident by Darren Randolph.However, the keeper was relieved to see a blistering left-foot strike by the same man fly a foot wide of his left post seconds later after he took aim from 25 yards.With half-time substitute Sam Vokes making his presence felt, Ramsey tested Randolph once again with a skidding attempt from distance, but it was Ireland defender Richard Keogh who might finally have opened the scoring on the hour when he met Whelan’s corner but bundled it wide.Lone striker Shane Long scuffed a 62nd-minute volley wide as belatedly Ireland started to make their presence felt.But the game changed with 21 minutes remaining when, seconds after Bale had been booked for a late challenge on John O’Shea, Taylor was dismissed for an awful challenge which saw Seamus Coleman carried from the field on a stretcher.McClean came desperately close to winning it for the home side five minutes later when his drilled effort was deflected past the post, but Bale went even closer with a curling effort as time ran down.last_img read more

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How many Three Lions stars make this England and Germany combined XI?

11 11 Right forward: Marco Reus (Germany) Right back: Kyle Walker (England) 11 11 Centre midfield: Sami Khedira (Germany) 11 Centre back: Jerome Boateng (Germany) 11 11 Centre back: Mats Hummels (Germany) 11 Centre forward: Harry Kane (England) Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer (Germany) – click the right arrow to see the rest of the combined XI Centre midfield: Thomas Muller (Germany) 11 Centre midfield: Toni Kroos (Germany) 11 11 Left back: Danny Rose (England) England host Germany this evening as Gareth Southgate’s side start preparations for next summer’s World Cup.This is the Three Lions’ first friendly since securing their place in Russia, though a number of key players have all pulled out of the squad due to injury.The likes of Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson will not be playing against the Germans – or against Brazil, in another friendly, on Tuesday.ENGLAND V GERMANY IS LIVE ON TALKSPORT, KICK-OFF 20:00. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO FULL COMMENTARY OF THE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLYGermany are also suffering from something of an injury crisis, with Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller and Jerome Boateng all missing the trip to Wembley.With all these superstars out of action, the match is less ‘glamour friendly’ and more ‘I can’t be bothered to watch this friendly’.It is rather frustrating all the top class players will not feature, but how would a combined England and Germany team look if it included every star, regardless of fitness?Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s combined England and Germany XI… Left forward: Julian Draxler (Germany) read more

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