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PH 5’s litmus test

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Finally shaking off jet lag and practicing with his new teammates, Clarkson takes the GBK Basketball Hall floor as the focal point of the Nationals when they try to bring down the “Great Wall.”“Our main concern is their size,” coach Yeng Guiao told the Inquirer. “If we can control their size, then we have a big chance. If we can’t do that, sa kangkungan tayo pupulutin (we’ll end up in the dumps).”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’But Clarkson won’t be a do-it-all guy for Team PH.“What we want him to do is make the team better,” Guiao said. “He has able teammates who can support him. Paul Lee is playing exceptionally well, and you all saw what Stanley (Pringle) could do. With his intelligence [on the floor], JC can get everyone involved. And that’s what we’re looking for.” Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginscenter_img 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 MOST READ Strong PSC-LGU bond key to success Pringle scored 18 points on 6-for-9 shooting in a 96-59 victory over Kazakhstan on Thursday and together with Lee, Guiao believes Gilas has a formidable backcourt rotation that can cut down the hulking Chinese, who will be led by7-foot-1 Zhou Qi, a backup center for the Houston Rockets.Meanwhile, Guiao was appointed to coach the PH 5 for the next two games of the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers next month. But Guiao told the Inquirer his focus is on China at the moment.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil JAKARTA—Jordan Clarkson will treat the Philippines-China tussle like he would any other game, but for the Filipinos, the anticipation is numbing.Clarkson finally gets his baptism of fire in international play at 5 p.m. on Tuesday (PH time) in the 18th Asian Games, and the way he will lead—and ultimately, carry the team—will more or less dictate the result of how far the Filipinos will go in the medal chase.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Suddie Public Hospital needs upgrading

first_imgDear Editor,The sound of the siren of the ambulance taking patients to the Supenaam Ferry Stelling, and at times the speed boat stelling, for transport to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) has become all familiar.It is certainly time that the Public Health Ministry do an upgrade of the Suddie Public Hospital and or have more experienced and qualified doctors placed there. Over the years, that institution has had the number of doctors increased, but the quality of service apart from the foot care clinic and the ophthalmology department remains the same.The public has been travelling regular to the city to seek medical attention at the GPHC and other private medical institutions. The only increase we have is the number of trips the ambulance makes to Georgetown and the referral of patients to the GPHC.Sincerely,Archie W Cordislast_img read more

Govt accused of trying to outstrip and crowd-out private sector

first_img– MP says Govt spending an obstacle to sustainable growthThe opportunity of accessing cheap credit due to high liquidity in the banking sector by private investors is no longer a possibility, and private investment is vastly being crowded out by Central Government, former Minister and Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Irfaan Ali has observed.Opposition MP Irfaan AliIn raising those points, Ali stated that Government is attempting to outstrip and crowd out the private sector since assuming office in 2015, an action he described as troubling. The former Minister warned that this could largely impact the country’s economic growth and the way business is done in Guyana.“Thus, so far, it is conspicuous that since taking up office, this Government has attacked every source of funding at its disposal to satisfy its growing budget deficit,” he told this newspaper.Based on the latest monetary survey, when compared to 2014, of total domestic credit to public sector, Central Government has increased its share by 245 percent, or $69.3 billion. The private sector, on the other hand, had taken a mere 8 percent, or $17 billion.“This is an indication of a burgeoning Central Government, whose agenda, unequivocally, is to outstrip the private sector of much needed resources. Monies that could have otherwise benefitted private investment, whether in the form of home construction, expansion of business, etc., are now usurped by the Central Government,” he added.Supporting this argument is Guyana-born, overseas-based Financial Analyst and columnist Sasenarine Singh, who said there is urgent need for change in how Government spends its budgets.Singh said that, in 2017, Government spent about $1,333,000 per average household on mainly itself and on travel and pageantry projects, and idle, not productive investments.  According to him, very little was spent on building up the productive capacity of the six sisters (rice, sugar, etc.)“We all know the Government does not earn these revenues, they take arbitrary decision to say they will tax you so much, and ‘we shall borrow so much in your name,’ to spend mainly on these pageantry, non-value-added projects. But this is the fact: every dollar the Government spends was earned by someone in the private sector, or is going to be paid back by the citizens of this country, as they are called upon to pay the loan,” he explained.Singh said the more Government spends, thus crowding out the private sector, the less value the additional spending creates. At one-third of the size of the economy, total Government spending is well past the point where additional expenditures add value, he pointed out.“This excessive level of spending explains why, during the periods when the Government’s share of the economy was generally growing, economic growth was slower and household incomes stagnated. Isn’t this the truth for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017?  It is a fact,” he added.He said if one is to compare today to periods when the Government’s share of the economy was flat or declining, when previous presidents curtailed the ratio of the public sector spending as a share of the national economy, economic growth was robust and household incomes grew.“So this crowding out of the private sector will have a catastrophic effect on economic growth, growth in new jobs and increase in the wealth of the people.  And this high nonsense being sold that oil revenue will solve it all is just that — utter rubbish — because it will not change the economic fundamentals of the nation, not being productive enough. The right action is to incentivize the private sector and put them in the front seat of the investment vehicle,” he posited.In 1993, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita was US$586 per person. By 2013 it has expanded over 500 percent. People saw real growth in the cash in their pockets during those years between 1993 and 2013. But since 2014, it has flattened, as Government spending rapidly expanded but is not backed by a corresponding expansion in productivity and value of production, he explained.last_img read more

Mysterious fire guts East Bank Berbice house

first_imgPolice have launched an investigation into a mysterious fire, which engulfed a house in the Glasgow Housing Scheme, East Bank Berbice during the late hours of Sunday evening. No one was at home at the time of the blaze.Fire completely scorch all the house hold itemsGuyana Times understands that the fire began in the bedroom of the one-storey concrete house around 22:30h. Reports indicated that persons nearby noticed the blaze and contacted the Fire Service.Eyewitnesses disclosed that they heard an explosion from inside of the building which captured their attention and thus prompted awareness of the blaze.The Guyana Fire Service was praised for its prompt response to the blaze. However, this newspaper was told that the house was damaged significantly on the inside, and the roof was burnt completely, leaving millions in losses.Investigations into the fire are ongoing.Only on Wednesday last, another fire at an unoccupied house in Diamond New Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, had gutted the building, but mystery also surrounded that blaze as a female relative was reportedly informed by an unknown caller on the phone about the incident.The family members had noted that they were unsure as to what could have caused the fire, and added that they never had electrical issues when they lived there. Similar to the Glasgow fire, neighbours who had gathered recalled hearing explosions coming from inside the house before the roof went up in flames. Additionally, a gas bottle which appeared to be leaking was seen lying in a trench in front of the home, moments after firefighters had contained the blaze.last_img read more

Midget Flyers outscore opponent to progress to finals

first_imgSeven goals in two games were enough to earn the Petroleum Association Midget Flyers a chance to compete for a league championship.In an interesting playoff style which determines a winner by most goals scored over a span of two games, the Midget Flyers eliminated the Dawson Creek Midget Canucks 7-6.- Advertisement -Saturday, game one saw the Flyers leave Dawson Creek with a 2-0 win under their belts. Ryan Bueckert was solid in net for the playoff shutout, with Tanner Moulton and Kyle Leonard providing the goal scoring.Sunday at the Pomeroy Sport Centre, the Flyers got off to a great start, securing a 3-0 lead after the first. However, despite being down, Dawson Creek showed great character, battling hard to exit the second frame with a 5-4 lead in the game.The third period had both teams exchange goals and even though the Midget Canucks won the second game by a score of 6-5, the Flyer’s total of seven goals in both games was greater than Dawson’s six.As a result, the Flyers eliminated the Canucks from the post season and currently wait for the winner of the Peace River Vs Fairview series to determine who stands in their way for a league championship.Advertisementlast_img read more

President’s advisor attempts to woo Region 10 RDC for biomass project

first_imgLocal company National Aerodrome Inc is currently eyeing biomass fuel production in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), as part of its proposal which is set to be submitted to Government for the Linden Re-forestation and Green Energy Project.Presidential Advisor Gary Best making his proposal to Region 10 RDCThe company is also proposing for the Linden Airstrip Rehabilitation Project, of which it has since received full support for from the Regional Democratic Council (RDC). The company’s secretary, Gary Best, who is an advisor to President David Granger, facilitated consultations on the projects with the RDC, Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC), and the Linden Chamber last Thursday. Best delivered the proposal for the project to the RDC.“In Linden, you have about 2000 hectares of mined-out lands, you also have seepage into the Demerara River. So what you have developing slowly is an environmental disaster. Now we all know that mining companies meant to do re-forestation, (but) that has not been done in decades…So I think we have an opportunity in Linden,” he claimed.Best further said that the project will entail re-forestation and re-vegetation in which the aim would be to re-forest the mined-out lands in the community, sustainably harvest them, and use the forest as biomass for a biomass plant which would produce clean energy.“We have partnership with a company in France that has done the re-forestation in French Guiana and that project is going well…using the natural forest…” he added.The Linden community has vast mined-out areas owing to over one hundred years of bauxite production.Best also said that another company, which his company has partnered with, also did a high-fibre cane project with the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo). He said provided that the project comes on stream, clean energy can be used as an alternative for diesel, which is currently being used to supply electricity to the community. He noted that if the community can switch to utilising green energy, it can save lots of carbon. The plan, according to Best, is to also sub-lease lots to Lindeners who wish to pursue the re- planting project.last_img read more

THE DAY DONEGAL WERE ‘OUT-DONEGALED’! – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgFluttering in the breeze in St. Tiernachs Park, Clones, the Donegal Flag in all it’s finery. Pic.: Gary FoyMembers of the Donegal panel line up for the team photograph prior to the Ulster Senior Football Championship Final in St. Tiernachs Park, Clones. Pic.: Gary FoyKeeping an eye on the clock as time ticks away for Donegal in the Ulster Senior Football Final in Clones. Pic.: Gary FoyDonegal fans in good spirits as they await the throw-in at St. Tiernachs Park on Sunday. Pic.: Gary FoyHeading into battle as the Donegal team take part in the pre-match parade. Pic.: Gary FoyHeading for the exit as disappointment fills the features of the faces of these Donegal suporters. Pic.: Gary FoyDonegal’s Leo Mc Loone breaks with the ball during the Ulster Senior Football Championship Final against Monaghan. Pic.: Gary FoyDeep in thought as Donegal relinquish their Ulster Senior Football crown to Monaghan in Clones. Pic.: Gary FoyMarty O’ Reilly in possession as he tries to shrug off the attention of Monaghan’s Dessie Mone. Pic.: Gary FoyNeil Gallagher outjumps Owen Lennon as he gets straight into the action after being introdued from the bench mid-way through the opening half against Monaghan. Pic.: Gary FoyAfter the joys of the past two seasons this young Donegal supporter seems to be wondering what went wrong. Pic.: Gary FoyTHE DAY DONEGAL WERE ‘OUT-DONEGALED’! – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: July 22nd, 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) Tags:donegalMonaghanUlster Final. pic speciallast_img read more

SHAY GIVEN NAMED TO START FOR IRELAND IN CRUCIAL EURO 2016 QUALIFIER WITH POLAND

first_imgShay Given has been brought back into the Ireland XI for tonight’s crucial Euro 2016 clash with Poland.Shay Given has been reinstated into the Republic of Ireland starting XI ahead of their crucial Euro 2016 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium tonight.Given hasn’t played a competitive match for Ireland since their 2-0 defeat to Italy during the 2012 European Championships.Given announced his retirement after Euro 2012 but eighteen months later announced he would he was available for selection again. Martin O’Neil drafted the goalkeeping legend back into his squad but he played second fiddle to David Forde.Forde has done really well and the decision to bring Given back into the fold has come as a surprise.However, Given is one of the best goalkeepers to ever play in the Premier League and has had a remarkable international career.Tonight’s clash with Poland is a huge game and O’Neil has called on Given’s experience for the game. Seamus Coleman starts at right-back, while James McCarthy and Aiden McGeady also start.McGeady and McCarthy were born and raised in Scotland but qualify to play for Ireland because both their grandparents were from Donegal.The game kicks-off at 7.45pm.SHAY GIVEN NAMED TO START FOR IRELAND IN CRUCIAL EURO 2016 QUALIFIER WITH POLAND was last modified: March 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsShay GivensoccerSportlast_img read more