Tropical Depression Forms in the Atlantic

first_imgTropical depression number 10 has formed over the central tropical Atlantic and it is heading toward the Northern Leeward Islands. The system could become Tropical Storm Imelda later today.The National Hurricane Center says it is too soon to tell if the system will affect South Florida by next week.SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION———————————————–LOCATION…12.9N 44.9WABOUT 1165 MI…1870 KM ESE OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDSMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH…55 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 12 MPH…19 KM/HMINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1007 MB…29.74 INCHESWATCHES AND WARNINGS——————–There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.Interests in the Northern Leeward Islands should monitor theprogress of this system.last_img read more

GABA unveils new executive

first_imgTHE Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) yesterday unveiled for the first time, the new executive body that will manage the affairs of the game in the city.At a simple event, president of the Association, Adrian Hooper, said that he’s happy to present the group to the public following last weekend’s elections.Jonathan Degroot and Kester Gomes will serve as first and second vice-presidents respectively, while Nadine Luthers-Williams is the association’s secretary.Hooper will also have Natasha Narine as his treasurer and Seraiah Clarke the assistant secretary/treasurer. Rawle Toney is the Public Relations Officer (PRO).Hooper indicated that the group will meet shortly where they will collectively work on immediately getting basketball up and running once again in Georgetown.last_img read more

Guyana’s first `football stadium’ taking shape

first_imgALMOST three weeks after work commenced on Guyana’s first ‘football stadium’, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) yesterday, through president, Wayne Forde and vice-president, Rawlston Adams, said they are pleased and confident of at least reaching the target of completing the first phase by the end of January.Through the FIFA Forward Programme, the facility, one which is close to two decades in the making, will be built the 8.5 acres land which was leased from the Eccles/Ramsburg Neighbourhood Democratic Council.Nabi and Sons was sub-contracted to work along with Greenfields and should see the first phase completed by the end of January, 2018.Works on-going at the Providence facilityThe first phase of the project will see the construction of the artificial turf by Greenfields, a manufacturer of artificial turf. Other aspects of the facility will include dormitories, kitchen services, a gym and a pool.According to Adams, the hope of the GFF is to see the completion of the first phase as stated on their timeline, but, that would be heavily dependent on the weather.Meanwhile, the GFF’s president stated that he’s happy with the work done so far by Nabi and Sons, and is hopeful that by the end of January, the facility should have a pitch which will be put to use.According to Forde, approximately 24 months is estimated for the completion of the entire facility, and he is certain that the project is “going to make a tremendous impact on the way football is operated in Guyana. Much of the encampment services that we’re involved in really requires a massive investment from the Federation”.Under the FIFA Forward Programme, National Federations are entitled to US$750 000 annually, but, in the case of Guyana, given the fact that it is the country’s first, Forde said that FIFA wanted to ensure that as much resources as possible are available, and as such, it was not possible for him to state the estimated cost of the entire project.The GFF president also noted that next, the GFF and FIFA will look to build a similar structure in Linden, and then Rupununi, after which, the other parts of Guyana will ‘fall in line’.last_img read more

South Padre Invitational proves worst of NCAA’s bunch

first_imgYou can’t ever truly appreciate the best of times without going through the worst of times. It’s true. A pint of Guinness tastes that much better because I know the negative potential of what beer can taste like (Mountain Creek, I’m talking to you).The same principle applies to everything. You need some bad with the good, just so that the appreciation is there.John Travolta had “Battlefield Earth.”The James Bond series had “Octopussy.”Kevin Federline had Britney Spears — who railroaded the blossoming lyrical genie by having two of his kids and waiting until K-Fed exploded onto the music scene to drop him, and now lives off child support and alimony for the rest of her days.But the point is that for everything, for every bit of awesomeness, there is a little bit of suckiness to balance it out.For in-season NCAA Basketball tournaments, that blip on the crap-dar is the South Padre Invitational.The Great Alaska Shootout, the Maui Invitational, the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic and the preseason NIT are all examples of a great tradition in college basketball: the in-season tournament. It gives fans an early gauge of how good their team can be and helps prepare teams for what they are going to see in March, should they get that far.However, the SPI is definitely the Mohawked black sheep of these tournaments. Everything about it was simply bizarre.Let’s start with the locale. South Padre Island is the most southeastern point of Texas, a tiny splinter of land surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico. It’s more crowded over spring break than the spandex line at a professional wrestlers’ convention and more deserted the rest of the year than the Mel Gibson fan club.All the bars ID, but none of the liquor stores do; drinks twice the size of a Wando’s Fishbowl are somehow appropriate for a party of two, and the police enforce drunken walking with more zeal than drunken driving. It’s generally a pretty backward place, and the SPI provided further evidence as such.The games were played in a convention center, which is understandable seeing as you wouldn’t expect a 10,000-seat arena to exist on an island that has a permanent population relative to that of Antarctica. It’s a good thing, too, since most of the 2,000 seats available were unoccupied.The most popular place in the “arena” wasn’t the court or the stands, but the hospitality room, which appeared to be decorated for an 8-year-old’s birthday party, with shiny streamers and several plastic posters with basketballs and the phrase “THE PARTY IS HERE!” hung up around the room.The room was apparently top-secret, as the official who informed the few media members of its existence did so in a very hushed, whispering tone, as if he were planning a prison break.The “tournament” set-up was exactly that: a set-up. The four smaller schools involved — Southern, Eastern Tennessee State, Sam Houston State and Delaware State — all had to travel to the four bigger schools — Wisconsin, Auburn, Oklahoma State and Missouri State — for two road games in the first two rounds of the tournament, virtually eliminating any chance for an upset and setting up a sexier tourney final.Making the schedule even more bizarre was the fact that the marquee games were scheduled at 11 a.m., while the less intriguing ETSU-Sam Houston State matchup was slated for primetime, with a 7 p.m. tip-off.The “arena” brought in a deejay to provide music for interludes during the games. The song choice was questionable, with audio selections including “It’s Raining Men.”You might’ve thought it was raining in the arena the way the court was slick, as the mop-up crew of three or four pre-teens with hotel room-sized towels were not NBA-caliber. As a result, the paint looked like a street corner layered in black ice, as unsuspecting player after player hit the deck after losing his footing. A dog with a rag tied to its tail probably could’ve been more effective.The games themselves were actually rather entertaining, with most coming down to a couple of points. In fact, the championship game between Missouri State and Oklahoma State actually went into overtime.However, you can bet the motivation for the players wasn’t to bring home a big shiny SPI championship trophy, because there wasn’t one to be found. For their effort, the Cowboys were rewarded with a framed aerial photograph of South Padre Island. It wasn’t even as impressive as some of the posters you could buy on State Street. It probably took about five minutes and $12 to put together this championship trophy.The Oklahoma State players must’ve realized it too, as they celebrated like they had won a free small orange juice at McDonald’s in the Monopoly game and not a major tournament. The best moment of the trophy ceremony was watching an OSU player pester Missouri State’s top gunner as the all-tournament team posed for a photograph.The teams themselves took the tournament very seriously; so much so that one head coach could be found watching college football while his team was in its pregame shoot-around. Later on, he could be found complaining that his players weren’t understanding what they were trying to do offensively. Go figure.Maybe the world’s weirdest tournament could be best summed up by the weary-eyed official who looked so fatigued that he appeared as if he’d just taken a couple trips through the spin cycle. This man who helped bring the SPI to life could only manage four words at the post-tournament party, minutes after the final game had ended.”Thank God it’s over.”Dave is a senior majoring in journalism and English. You can ask him about getting pulled over — twice — on South Padre Island over Thanksgiving weekend by contacting him at read more

Jose Antonio Reyes’ funeral held in hometown of Utrera

first_imgFans remained outside the stadium on Sunday night as the coffin was taken to Utrera Reyes’ coffin is carried into the church Francisco Reyes (centre) is helped as he attends the funeral for his son Thousands of fans queued at Sevilla’s stadium to pay tribute to their former captain Relatives and friends march behind a hearse carrying Reyes’ coffin Reyes’ coffin spent four hours at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium on Sunday afternoon The funeral of former Arsenal winger Jose Antonio Reyes has been held in his home town of Utrera, Seville.The former Sevilla captain died in a car crash aged 35 on Saturday, while a relative was also killed.The ex-Spain international’s coffin was taken to Sevilla’s Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium on Sunday where it was visited by more than 11,000 fans.Later that night, thousands outside the stadium paid their respects as the coffin made its journey to Utrera.His coffin spent Sunday night in Utrera’s town hall, where according to Sevilla, “he spent the whole night accompanied by family and friends”.The funeral took place at the nearby Santa Maria de Mesa and his coffin was draped in the Sevilla flag.He started his career at the La Liga side as a youth player in 1994, making his first-team debut in the 1999-2000 season.Reyes joined the Gunners from Sevilla in January 2004 and was part of the ‘Invincibles’ side that went through the 2003-04 season unbeaten, winning the Premier League.He later spent a season on loan at Real Madrid in 2006-07, winning the Spanish title. After leaving Arsenal in 2007 he joined Atletico Madrid and then returned to Sevilla for a second spell in 2016.The five-time Europa League winner had been playing for Spanish second division side Extremadura this season.last_img read more

Dzanan Musa scored Seven points in One Minute!

first_imgBosnia and Herzegovina national team player Dzenan Musa took a new opportunity to play on Tuesday evening.Musa got 15 minutes to play in the Brooklyn defeat of Utah 119: 114, and scored a total of nine points with one assist.Musa opened the game brilliantly in Salt Lake City, scoring seven points in just one minute.Donovan Mitchell with 30 points was the most efficient in the winning team, with Kyrie Irving scoring 27 points on the other side, news portal reports.last_img

NCAA approves uniform change to allow social justice statements by players

first_imgCollege programs in all sports that wish to promote the Black Lives Matter movement or make another social justice statement no longer are constricted by NCAA rules.There are some sports which previously were prohibited by rule from making statements on in-game apparel. Others had no rule regarding the issue. The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel met by videoconference last week and approved a rule that applies across sports, allowing for a 2¼ -square-inch patch that may be affixed to the front or sleeve of a uniform. The rule does not require all team members to wear the patch of a team’s choice, but they would need to be identical.MORE: Celebrities have diverted attention from coachs in “Varsity Blues” scandal In addition, in the area on the back of a uniform jersey that ordinarily would contain the player name plate, players can make individual choices about statements they wish to make.There likely will be some controversy among college athletics fans, as there has been in professional sports, if and when colleges, teams and athletes choose to make such declarations on their playing uniforms.This movement began with American soccer players in Germany, particularly U.S. men’s national team midfielder Weston McKennie of Schalke 04, and spread, in some form, to teams in England’s Premier League and the NWSL, MLS, WNBA and Major League Baseball. The NBA returns to action Thursday, with Black Lives Matter stenciled onto the main court used for competition.last_img read more

Hunters lead at half time 14-10

first_imgThe Hunters opened the scoreboard with a penalty goal in the 9th minute  to lead 2-0 before  Tweed Heads sets in 10 minutes later with a try to lead 4-2.However, with less than 15 minutes before half time PNG unleashed a rival when Watson Boas picked up a quick play the ball to run over a Tweed Head defender and stretched his arms out to plant the ball in the try line.  Noel Zeming converted the try to lead by 4 points over the tweeds, 4-8.Five minutes later Hunters hooker Wartovo Puara jnr pulled off a good lead with his famous side step that send in Edward Goma for a converted try to make it 14-4.Tweeds than replied with a quick try before halftime minimising the lead to a 4 pointer, 14-10 at half time.last_img read more

D-League: Pasaol still feeling his way with new team

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ PBA IMAGESAlvin Pasaol had to wait a little longer before he got to make his debut for Marinerong Pilipino in the PBA D-League.He was fielded in at the 6:16 mark of the third period, but made most of his limited time on the floor with four points, two rebounds, a steal, and a block in his almost six minutes of action.ADVERTISEMENT Austria says ‘racial slur’ provoked Ross; Guiao denies using N-word Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak “He was just with us since January 2 and he’s pretty much still learning our system. It’s a good thing that Alvin was able to deliver for us during those crucial stretches,” said Marinero coach Koy Banal.Pasaol finishedHis contributions may have been scarce in his first game in the developmental league, but Marinerong Pilipino did enough to eke out a 94-92 win over Zark’s Burger-Lyceum on Thursday.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 folkPasaol, though, has no qualms with the way he was used, admitting that he’s still finding his niche in the Skippers rotation.“I’m still feeling my way. I just came to the team when the year turned and I still haven’t fully learned their system. But I’m excited to play here in the D-League and for coach Koy,” said Pasaol in Filipino. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “The skills of the players here are already at a higher level,” said Pasaol, who has teamed up with former UAAP rivals Abu Tratter and Vince Tolentino here in Marinerong Pilipino. “I’m not rushing, though, as I know I’ll slowly accept my game in the D-League.”He believes, however, that he’ll eventually find his way in Banal’s rotation sooner or later, just in time for the Skippers’ tougher foes ahead.“Hopefully, I find my groove so that everyone can see the Alvin Pasaol they’ve come to know. I trust coach Koy with our campaign here and I hope I can contribute more in the future,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View commentslast_img read more

Suspect detained in killing of Olympic figure skating star

first_imgFILE – In this Feb. 16, 2018 file photo, figure skater Denis Ten, of Kazakhstan, reacts as his score is posted following his performance in the men’s short program figure skating, in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Prosecutors in Kazakhstan said Thursday, July 19, 2018, that Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten has been killed, and they are treating the case as murder. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)MOSCOW — Kazakh media say a suspect has been detained in relation to the killing of Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten, and that another has been identified.Citing Almaty Prosecutor Berik Zhuirektayev, the Kazinform agency said the suspect was detained Friday and “confessed his guilt in the presence of an attorney.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program PLAY LIST 02:12SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program00:50Trending Articles02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:14Carpio 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 Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamcenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? He added that the identity of another suspect has been determined and that a photo has been released.Ten, 25, was stabbed after a dispute with people who allegedly tried to steal a mirror from his car in his home city of Almaty. He died in hospital of massive blood loss from multiple wounds, Kazinform said.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’Prosecutors are treating his death as murder.Ten’s bronze in Sochi in 2014 made him Kazakhstan’s first Olympic medalist in figure skating. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Maker disagrees with his 3-game Fiba ban: ‘I tried to break up a conflict’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more