Cebuano studs rise in fourth week of NBTC 24

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTOKai Sotto kept his stronghold of the pole position in this week’s Chooks-to-Go/National Basketball Training Center 24 power rankings even as the top six kept their places.SJ Belangel of Ateneo was still the top point guard in the country over Joel Cagulangan of La Salle Greenhills, while UP commit Will Gozum of Mapua, L-Jay Gonzales of FEU, and Rhayyan Amsali of NU maintained their position in the top half of the rankings.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIEScenter_img One of the week four’s biggest movers was Chiang Kai Shek guard John Galinato, who steered the Blue Dragons to the MMBL crown over San Beda to propel himself to the 12th spot.CESAFI standouts Beirn Laurente of University of Visayas also moved into the top 20, while Alex Visser of Sacred Heart High School made his debut as this week’s newest entry.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHere is the list for the fourth week of Chooks-to-Go NBTC 24, with last week’s rank in the parenthesis:Kai Sotto, center, Ateneo (1)SJ Belangel, guard, Ateneo (2)Joel Cagulangan, guard, La Salle Greenhills (3)Will Gozum, center, Mapua (4)L-Jay Gonzales, guard, FEU-Diliman (5)Rhayyan Amsali, forward, NU (6)Dave Ildefonso, forward, Ateneo (8)RJ Abarrientos, guard, FEU-Diliman (9)CJ Cansino, forward, UST (7)Aaron Fermin, center, Arellano (12)Clint Escamis, guard, Mapua (10)John Galinato, guard, Chiang Kai Shek (15)Inand Fornilos, forward, CSB-LSGH (13)Warren Bonifacio, center, Mapua (16)Evan Nelle, guard, San Beda (14)Terrence Fortea, guard, NU (11)Joem Sabandal, guard, Adamson (22)Raven Cortez, center, La Salle Zobel (18)Joaqui Manuel, forward, Ateneo (17)Beirn Laurente, guard, UV (23)Alex Visser, forward, SHS-Ateneo de Cebu (N/A)Mac Guadaña, guard, Lyceum (19)Harvey Pagsanjan, guard, Hope Christian (20)Maui Cruz, guard, EAC (21)Every week, a panel of coaches, sportswriters, and a statistician converge to come up with the weekly rankings to determine the top 24 high school players in the UAAP, CESAFI-NBTC, MMBL, and FCAAF tournaments, together with the recently concluded NCAA competition. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed The players were ranked based on the following criteria: league stats, impact in team, team record, leadership, defense, offense, and level of competition.The top 24 players still on the board for the power rankings in early March will be picked to play in the SM-National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) High School All-Star Game later that month at Mall of Asia Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 D-League: Ebondo’s 28 steers CEU to 2nd win View commentslast_img read more

Narco trafficker jailed, fined $38M

first_imgA Campbellville, Georgetown man was on Monday jailed for five years and fined million after he was found guilty of narcotics trafficking.Andre Able, who was intercepted in December 2015, with seven bags of cannabis in the trunk of his taxi was sentenced when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The 26-year-old was charged with possession of 76.6 kilograms of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.The Court heard that on December 3, 2015, Able was hired in Rosignol, Berbice, by a man (name not given), who paid him to transport the seven bags of cannabis to Georgetown. Upon his arrival in the city, the taxi was stopped by a man, later revealed to be a Police Officer, who arrested Able. He was taken to the Police Narcotics Branch.As the ruling was delivered in Court, the Magistrate stated that the evidence provided by the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant was guilty of the offence.last_img read more

Kuru Kururu residents forced to fix access roads

first_imgThe residents of Kuru Kururu, Linden-Soesdyke Highway are now forced to fix their main access roads after Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan reportedly told them his hands were tied until the next budget.The upgrade works to the village’s main roads began about one week ago by public-spirited citizens of the village’s Business Association.Kuru Kururu Small Business Association Vice President William Ramlall told Guyana Times on Saturday, “This is our second intervention on the road. It started a week ago where we did some work and today we concluded the second part of it. We dealt with the most deplorable parts of the road.”The members of the Kuru Kururu Small Business Association, he said, are burdened to see the roads become developed, especially since they have big plans for their Business Expo in August.He added that the project has made a grave difference for not only drivers but also pedestrians in the area. According to him, the organisation pulled off a barbecue to raise funds for the initiative and was able to solicit most of the materials from villagers and the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation.The work, he said, was all volunteer-based, except for the work done by the machine operators since they were paid from the monies raised.The main roads in the village were previously lined with potholes deep enough to severely damage vehicles. Several drivers have been using their initiative to make use of alternative passageways, meanwhile the bus drivers who are required to use this route have been complaining bitterly.A member of the Community Development Council (CDC) said the Communities Ministry met with the team and they were made to understand that the village would likely have to wait until next year when provisions would be made for rehabilitative road works in the 2019 Budget.last_img read more

Sick children to receive extra support

first_imgChildren from the Northern BC and East Kootenay area with medical issues have just received some extra support. The Northern BC Friends of Children Society received a generous donation of $25,000 to administer the Alberta Accommodation Program on behalf of the Provincial Health Services Authority.- Advertisement -The conditional funding will provide accommodation assistance for Northern BC and East Kootenay children who require special medical care in Alberta.According to Kelly Sharp, General Manager of the Northern BC Friends of Children Society “the extra funds are greatly appreciated, complimenting the general donations Friends of Children need to support the travel, accommodations and food expenses related to the Northern BC and East Kootenay child’s medical appointment.”Sharp also stressed that “general donations are the lifeline to Friends of Children overall services.”Friends of Children recently assisted their 1,000 Northern BC client since the creation of the Prince George based children’s charity. Advertisementlast_img read more

Motorcyclist killed after slamming into signboard

first_imgAn unlicensed motorcyclist was the first road fatality recorded in Berbice for the year. Bhojram Hemraj, 24, of Number 67 Village, Corentyne, was killed on Wednesday evening after he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and slammed into a metal signboard.Dead: Bhojram HemrajRegional Commander Calvin Brutus told this publication that even though he is dead, a blood test will be conducted to determine his alcohol level.“We were told that he was unlicensed and was using a trade plate on the motorcycle. He had no licence to use the cycle and he was travelling at a fast rate of speed. The only other part we need to check now and confirm is whether there was alcohol in the blood,” the Commander stated.There were 17 deaths as a result of road accidents last year in the Region, which was the same number for the previous year. Of that figure, seven were motorcyclists.The motorcycle that Hemraj was driving at the time of his demiseAccording to the Commander, as road users, persons need to pay attention to the rules of the road. “There are established speed limits for different zones and this is done based on analysis; my engineers that had the speed limits fixed at that rate because of the general circumstances surrounding the quality of the road, the housing and communities close to the road and the width of the road”.Those factors, he added, were all taken into consideration in coming up with the speed limit for a particular area.“Some areas have a certain speed limit while others have a different speed limit on the same road,” Brutus explained.last_img read more

Basically unskilled

first_imgIf we needed more evidence of the failure of Los Angeles schools – and the need for an education revolution – the report that huge numbers of California State University, Northridge, freshmen lack basic math and English skills should do it. In all of the CSU system, more than one-third of the undergraduates who entered last fall were found not proficient in math, while 45 percent of them lacked basic English skills. At CSUN a startling 57 percent required remedial math, and 40 percent needed remedial English. Worse still, this was not an improvement from recent years. The need for remedial classes is growing faster than the student population at California State University campuses. Considering that 41 percent of the first-time freshmen at CSUN this academic year came from Los Angeles Unified School District campuses – not even counting the undergrads who enter from local community colleges after attending LAUSD schools – it’s easy to trace the failure backward. The district might be dropping millions to construct more and better school buildings to learn in, but that isn’t translating into better learning. How bad must it be when the schools are spending more money every year and churning out students with fewer skills? What this illustrates is how the problems in the state’s largest school district leave lasting effects. When LAUSD can’t teach basic skills, that puts the burden on the state’s public higher-education system to do it. And if the state has to pay for the basic-skills classes twice, that means it can’t pay for something else. Like art classes or physics. College ought to be a place for higher learning, not for filling in the gaps left by an inefficient grade school system. College students ought to spend their time preparing for one of the state’s industries with worker shortages, such as health care – not learning long division. Fixing the LAUSD isn’t just about helping students; it’s about preparing for California’s future. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgMonday Sports: California Flyers teams forming now What: California Flyers competitive cheerleading All Star teams are forming now. Evaluations will be held starting May 7. All are welcome and no experience is needed. Everyone is evaluated and placed onto a team that is age- and skill-appropriate. For information, contact us at (661) 299-6849 or visit our Web site at When: Call for appointment Where: Gymcheer USA, 20724 Centre Pointe Pkwy, #3, Santa Clarita Tuesday Health: Bereavement support group What: A grief support afternoon group sponsored by Kaiser Permanente meets in the second floor conference room. The group is open to the community as well as to members of Kaiser Permanente. There is no fee for attending. For information, please call (818) 375-3528. Registration is not required. When: 4-5:30 p.m. Where: Kaiser Permanente Santa Clarita Medical Offices, 27107 Tourney Road, Valencia Health: Healthy Hike What: Power walk the trails every Tuesday morning. Not recommended for children. Meet at the park office. For information, call (661) 268-0840. When: 8:30 a.m. Where: Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce Day Activities: Mother’s Day craft What: Come make a Mother’s Day craft, for school-aged children only. Sign-ups are required. Call (661) 259-0750. When: 3:30 p.m. Where: Newhall Library, 22704 9th St., Newhall Wednesday Day Activities: Mother’s Day tea party What: Get ready for Mother’s Day by bringing your mom to tea at the library. We will share tea time stories, etiquette and, of course, tea and light refreshments. This special program is for children in first through fifth grades and a parent. Sign up in advance. Call (661) 259-8942. When: 3:30 p.m. Where: Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Thursday Clubs: SCV Quilt Guild meets What: The SCV Quilt Guild will meet for a demonstration from Shelley Swanland ( For information about the meetings or the group’s charity work, call Membership Chair Adva Price at (661) 298-1385, e-mail her at, or visit the Guild’s Web site at When: 7-9 p.m. Where: Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus Meetings: Mom’s Mixer What: The Mom’s Mixer is provided for moms, by moms! Give yourself two hours to enjoy and relax, leaving all cares and stress at the door, and take in food and drink, and great conversation in a safe and inviting environment where moms can talk about anything and everything. For questions, please contact Liz at (661) 255-6044 or visit her Web site at When: 7-9 p.m. Where: 27003 Fairway Lane, Valencia Health: MS Society self-help group What: Multiple Sclerosis self-help group meets the second Thursday of each month. This meeting will be a special presentation called “Getting There, Staying Mobile with MS.” This is a free program. For information please call Linda (661) 297-3040 or Rose (661) 297-2505. When: 6:30-8 p.m. Where: Room 4, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, 22508 Copper Hill Drive, Santa Clarita 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

I don’t envy Koeman! New Southampton boss warned he faces impossible task

first_imgChris Perry believes Ronald Koeman faces a near impossible task trying to rebuild Southampton.Koeman has seen a host of Saints stars depart this summer after taking over from Mauricio Pochettino in the St Mary’s hotseat.Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Dejan Lovren, Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers have all moved on, while Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez are expected to join former boss Pochettino at Tottenham.The remarkable fire sale has understandably left supporters feeling seriously concerned, and former Saints star Perry shares their fears.Southampton finished eighth in the Premier League last season, but Perry claims Koeman will need to work miracles with a new-look squad if they are to finish anywhere near the top ten this term.Speaking on The Sports Bar, he said: “Undoubtedly, Southampton have a fantastic academy and have great belief they will bring players through to replace those players. The amount of experience they have lost through the team, in Lovren, Lallana, Lambert and Shaw is going to be very hard to replace though.“I know they have brought in a couple of players from the Dutch top division that obviously Ronald Koeman knows, but are they going to be of the quality to replace those players? I don’t think they are. So, you have got to be looking further down the table at where they are going to finish next season.“If you look at Spurs last season, they brought in nine new players and struggled to integrate them all into a side. They never really clicked throughout the whole season. Ronald Koeman has got three weeks to try and put a side together that is going to be facing Liverpool. I don’t envy his task at all.“He is coming into a new club, he has got a completely unsettled side, and he has going to have seven or eight new players he has to integrate into the team. I think it is going to be very tough for him.”last_img read more


first_imgAN eight-year-old Gaoth Dobhair girl may be a Donegal fan through and through – but today she was very much behind Mayo in their All-Ireland title bid.The men from the West finally saw off Tyrone in today’s semi-final at Croke Park.But 300kms away Eibhlín Ni Chnáimhsí was cheering on Mayo – wearing their manager James Horan’s jersey. And not just any old jersey….the one he wore at Croke Park last September when Donegal defeated Mayo to win the Sam Maguire.Eibhlín’s mum Josephine is a friend of the Horan family, having gone to college in Galway with James and shared an apartment with his sister Elaine.And when Eibhlín met James on St Patrick’s Day this year on Clare Island, where Elaine was celebrating her 4oth birthday, she was given the special jersey.“James spoke fondly about Donegal and our fans after the All-Ireland final last year and how brilliant they had been to Mayo, him and the supporters after the game,” said Josephine. “He gave Eibhlín his jersey from the game and said he hoped some of Donegal’s luck would rub off as a result. It seems to have worked so far,” she laughed.A dúirt Eibhlín: “Beidh Dún na nGall ar ais an bhliain seo chugainn.” DONEGAL GIRL EIBHLÍN CHEERS ON MAYO – WEARING JAMES HORAN’S JERSEY! was last modified: August 25th, 2013 by John2Share 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:donegalGaoth DobhairMayolast_img read more


first_imgUPDATED: FANAD girl Caroline Callaghan has done her county and her adopted Dubai proud on the Rose of Tralee.There was hardly a dry eye in the Dome this evening as the 24-year-old Dubai Rose read out a heartfelt poem about leaving Ireland behind to move abroad.Neither Caroline – nor Donegal Rose Catherine McCarron from Raphoe – won the crown as that went to the Texas Rose Haley O’Sullivan. But both won the hearts of the nation.Caroline was introduced to the audience via a video recorded in Dubai – getting onto the back of a camel in the dessert heat!“We half of Donegal with us,” said Daithi as Caroline arrived on stage to a huge cheer from family and friends.“We’ve a few down all right,” laughed Caroline. Six of her friends wore special ‘Caroline’ masks for the occasion as she was cheered on by her dad Henry, mum Kathleen, sister Sharon and her boyfriend Barry.Caroline told Daithi that her dad – who runs Callaghan Haulage – had been persuaded to take a week off work because he never takes a holiday.“He’s even turned off the mobile phone,” she laughed.She told Daithi O Sé about how she is now working as an English Teacher in Dubai and loving the experience after teaching for two years in Donegal.Said Daithi: “Do you not realise the whole world wants to live in Donegal and you are trying to move out?” The Fanad teacher said hundreds of members of the Dubai Irish Society were watching the show from the Donegal-owned McGettigan’s Bar.She said the Dubai Celts often played gaelic matches against other teams in the Middle East – and travelled to matches by plane!She also said a special hello to her two grannies – who they met at the Fleadh in Derry last week – granny Sadie Callaghan in Fanad and granny Mary McGinley in Falcarragh.She was a band member with The Fanad Accordion Band for 11 years and leader of the band for eight years. She has also marched in the Rose of Tralee Parade!“I never thought I would be here,” she laughed, saying the Fanad band were back in Kerry today for another parade.She also revealed how boyfriend Barry had blagged his way into the official Michael Jackson memorial service, got a seat in the VIP section and pretended to be a journalist with an Irish radio station.Caroline wrote a poem for Ireland’s emigrants and she got a huge ovation at the end of it.“If we had jobs in Erin, that’s where we would be,” she said during the poem before speaking in Irish.“They’ll be celebrating in Donegal,” said Daithi as the crowd cheered.DONEGAL GIRL CAROLINE BRINGS THE HOUSE DOWN AT ROSE OF TRALEE was last modified: August 20th, 2013 by John2Share 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:caroline callaghanDubai RoseFanadRose of Traleelast_img read more