Manny V. Pangilinan. INQUIRER.net file photoFor Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan, he sees the country winning the hosting rights for the 2023 Fiba World Cup as his lasting legacy for Philippine basketball.“For the country, it will be a great Christmas gift and it will be great honor. If anything, if there’s any legacy I’d like to leave to the sport of basketball, it’s that after so many years, the Philippines will once again be the center of the world in the sport of basketball,” Pangilinan said.ADVERTISEMENT After yielding the 2019 Fiba World Cup hosting rights to China, the Philippines’ hopes in hosting the global hoops extravaganza was fanned once again as it joined forces with Japan and Indonesia in submitting a joint hosting bid for the 2023 edition.The three-nation proposal made the final cut together with the joint bid of Argentina and Uruguay. The two candidates are set to present their proposals before the Fiba Central Board on December 9, where the decision will also be known.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneIf the Philippines’ joint bid do get the nod, venues like Smart Araneta Coliseum and Mall of Asia Arena are expected to stage games, while the cavernous Philippine Arena is also eyed to host the championship game.Pangilinan said he’s really praying to the heavens that Fiba finally gives the country the green light in hosting the Fiba World Cup, noting that if there’s a country in the world which loves the sport of basketball more than anyone, it’s definitely the Filipinos. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:08DOT assures PH ‘very safe’ for tourists amid alleged abduction in Makati02:14Carpio 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Castro leading the way for Gilas in World Cup qualifiers Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “The Filipino people deserve it,” he said. “I’m guardedly optimistic and cautiously optimistic. We’re keeping our fingers crossed. We’re putting a very good bid so let’s see.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments
‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins From young Mbappe to aging keeper, the World Cup in records Of the Beermen’s last five titles in the PBA, three of them came against Compton’s Aces.And as far as this rivalry is considered, the Aces have yet to get their first taste of victory.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’“Undoubtedly, they’re the strongest team in the last four years and I told my colleagues and my friends that the strongest team in the league is now stronger than ever,” said Compton after losing Game 1 of the five-game Commissioner’s Cup semifinals 92-79 Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.“They have a legitimate NBA import [in Renaldo Balkman] and the no.1 draft pick, and [Kelly] Nabong’s playing great so the rich get richer,” added Compton with a chuckle. “They’re already a headache for the league so it’s going to be the strongest team that we’ve ever faced.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew If there’s someone in the entire league who has tried to piece together a definite plan on stopping San Miguel, it has to be Alaska head coach Alex Compton.ADVERTISEMENT Unlike Alaska who had Diamon Simpson carry much of the offensive burden with 31 points and 24 rebounds on his own, the Beermen enjoyed the luxury of having six players share the scoring load.June Mar Fajardo had 17 points, Alex Cabagnot had 15, Balkman finished with 12, Arwind Santos and Marcio Lassiter had 12 points apiece, while Nabong had 11 off the bench.Compton, however, will not just put this series to naught.“I am a believer, I always think the Davids of the world have a chance,” said Compton. “But man, David had to be really accurate with that sling. If he was off with his aim, Goliath would have eaten him for lunch.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names LATEST STORIES MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 San Miguel nary had a difficult time against the depleted Aces, who played without Calvin Abueva and Chris Banchero, in the opening game of the semifinals having seen six Beermen score in double digits.The Beermen, after a minute 25-24 lead at the end of the first quarter, quickly pulled away in the second with a 9-0 run that Christian Standhardinger capped off with a jumper for the 34-24 lead.Standhardinger, who came off the bench, had all of his nine points in the second quarter and when he was rested for much of the third quarter it was Nabong, who’s also a substitute, who dealt the damage.Nabong, known as a bruiser, went to the free throw line and knocked down two straight smooth-looking jumpers for the Beermen’s 75-63 lead with 44 seconds left in the third quarter.“We might have gone a couple of Game 7s with them but it’s always a dilemma because how many guys got in double figures? Six? So who’re you stopping?” queried Compton.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Venus Williams of the United States waves to the crowd following her first round match against Caroline Dolehide of the United States at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montreal, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)MONTREAL — Venus Williams advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup after a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Caroline Dolehide on Monday.The 14th-ranked Williams made quick work of her 19-year-old fellow American in the second set after coming from behind to win a back-and-forth first set.ADVERTISEMENT Dolehide earned spot in the main draw of the U.S. Open on Monday when Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia withdrew due to an injured right shoulder.Earlier Monday, Eugenie Bouchard and partner Sloane Stephens upset the fifth-seeded duo of Gabriela Dabrowski and Yifan Xu 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (6) in first-round doubles action.In singles play, 29-year-old Julia Goerges of Germany avoided an early loss with a 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 win over Timea Babos of Hungary in a match that lasted nearly 2 1/2 hours. Goerges had 17 aces and five double faults to Babos’ eight and one, respectively.Goerges will next face qualifier Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in the second round.In other singles matches, Anett Kontaveit of Estonia defeated Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 and Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia cruised past Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia 6-1, 6-0.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James adds Showtime doc to his small-screen portfolio Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The seven-time Grand Slam champion will now face either Sorana Cristea or Monica Niculescu in the second round.It looked like an upset was in the cards in the early going. The 124th-ranked Dolehide, who was making her Rogers Cup debut, jumped to a 3-1 lead in the first set after breaking Williams’ serve. One of just two teenagers in the main draw, Dolehide used her heavy service game and aggressive play to challenge Williams on every point. She finished the match with three aces. Williams had none.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 the 38-year-old veteran broke Dolehide back to take a 4-3 lead, and she did it again in the deciding game of the first set.Dolehide, one of 12 qualifiers in the main draw, just couldn’t maintain the same pace in the second set, as Williams only lost 11 points on her way to victory. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe next time his Alaska brothers need him, Mike Harris vows to be readily available to help them bounce back from yet another Finals defeat.The winner of the PBA Governors’ Cup Best Import award said on Wednesday night that he will definitely be back for another tour of duty if the Aces would want him again. This after he claimed that someone from Magnolia disrespected him after the Hotshots won the crown at Ynares Center in Antipolo.ADVERTISEMENT Harris used the disrespect as fuel to help his team win two straight titles. He was also named Finals MVP both times—keeping him too busy to sign up with the Aces in 2010.“But it’s OK, don’t worry about it,” Harris said of the latest incident. “It’s part of the game [and] they’re excited. But it’s something I’ll never forget and it’s great fuel for next year if they (Aces) will have me [again].”Right now, he feels for his Alaska teammates.“It’s heartbreaking, especially with them,” he said. “But the team and the franchise are definitely making a step in the right direction.”And Harris wants to be there when the Aces finally step on Promised Land again.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “They chased me for eight years [to get me here], so it’s my turn to chase them [Alaska management] for a few months now [to take me back],” Harris said after telling reporters what happened after the game.“They mocked us, it was just lack of respect,” said Harris, who didn’t go into mentioning the specific person behind the taunt. “[It was] total disrespect of character for a person to be like that, especially for someone of their age and respect in the league.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe series ended 4-2 after a 102-86 Magnolia win on Wednesday, though the final tally doesn’t really give an idea how close the series was.And coming so close, Harris said, that gave him the “fuel” to come back and do something he did in Puerto Rico—where something very similar happened while he suited up for Leones de Ponce. Petron holds off F2 Logistics for All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ 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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Dear Editor,I completely agree with Guyana’s distinguished economist Dr Clive Thomas that a significant part of the nation’s oil revenue should be given directly to each household in Guyana at set times.There is no question in my mind that such a move would have a lasting and positive impact on the people of Guyana. This will be a powerful incentive that will bring our people’s latent aptitude for thrift, creativity, ingenuity and business to full bloom, and enable them to expand their contributions to the country’s sustainable development.The direct disbursement of oil money to the people will benefit every industry and business in the country because it will increase people’s disposable income and money available for investment. This will cause a tremendous boost in commerce, which would stimulate the economy, promote health and wealth, improve the quality of life, and generally improve everyone’s state of mind.As Dr Thomas indicated, leaving the nation’s oil money solely in the control of politicians would leave the door wide open for human selfishness, greed and lust for power to step in, so only a small set of people would benefit from Guyana’s oil. This must never happen; oil profits must always be shared equitably.There will be enough to give every household in Guyana $1 million to 2 million annually to do as they wish. In anticipation of the oil bonanza, my advice is for Government to revive the disbursement of the “Because We Care” school grant for every child attending school.The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPPC) Government initiated this grant, and it was an extraordinary benefit to poor families. When the current Government took power, they stopped it.When oil money starts to flow, I strongly believe that Government should give as much of the money to the people directly and as soon as possible, so that they can feel a sense of joy and goodwill. Remember, the country does not belong to the politicians or to the Government; they were hired by the people to run the country. Sometimes politicians forget that we, the people, own this country.My advice to the Granger Administration, or any Government that gains power during our oil boom, is to put things in place and listen to the advice of learned men like Dr. Clive Thomas; and listen to the people who elected you to office by giving something to the people directly.The bottom line is: Dr. Thomas has proposed something extremely good for Guyana; it will definitely work if we handle it properly. I support his suggestion one hundred percent.Sincerely,Roshan Khan Sr
Ambassador Harrison Oluwatoyin Solaja, the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, is expected to serve as Guest Lecturer at the Ambassadorial Lecture Forum (ALF) of the Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute (FSI).The ALF, which is slated for Wednesday, August 26, at 3 p.m., will be held in the C. Cecil Dennis, Jr. Auditorium of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Ambassador Solaja will be the sixth lecturer of the ALF, which was launched on January 3, 2010. Ambassador Solaja, a Nigerian, born on November 25, 1956, is a 1980 graduate of the University of Ife. Among his rich list of credentials, the AU Diplomat served from 2005 to 2008 as Nigeria’s Minister Plenipotentiary at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, D.C., USA. He also served as Chief of Protocol of his country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs from September 2009 to July 2011.He assumed the position of Representative of the Chairperson of the AU Commission to Liberia and Sierra Leone on October 4, 2011. In the first Ambassadorial Lecture Forum held in 2010, H.E. Chief Ojo Maduekwe, CFR, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, served as Guest Lecturer. That lecture recognized Ambassador Charles T. O. King, who served as Liberia’s first Ambassador to the then newly independent Federal Republic of Nigeria from 1961 to 1968.The fifth ALF was held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. The Guest Lecturer was H.E. Masilo Esau Mabeta, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to Liberia. That lecture recognized Ambassador Neh Rita Sangai Dukuly-Tolbert, former Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, France, Spain and Switzerland. Meanwhile, on the day of the sixth ALF, Ambassador E. Sumo Jones will be the honoree. Among the honoree’s many credentials, including serving as Acting Head of State of Liberia for three days in October 1981, he was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary accredited to the Republic of Guinea from 2007 to 2012. He had also served as Superintendent and Senator of Lofa County in the 1970s and early 1980. In September 1981, he served as Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs.The Forum highlights Liberia’s former ambassadors’ role and contribution to Liberian Diplomacy and Foreign Policy achievements and also presents an opportunity for lectures on topical diplomatic issues on the international agenda. The outcome of the ALF will be a documentation of activities of Liberia Foreign Service officers, who have made immense contributions to Liberia’s Foreign Policy over the years. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) on Monday announced that it recently discovered that a garbage company has been dumping refuse in a specific housing scheme.It also revealed that over a two-and-a-half-month period, it has issued 3050 verbal warnings to residents of several East Bank Demerara communities owing to its rangers programme.Although much detail was not provided on the issue of the illegal dumping, the Housing Authority noted that it was made aware of the situation by concerned residents who even provided photographic evidence. The agency said it would be soon making contact with that company to have the issue addressed.The CH&PA on Monday also expressed appreciation to members of the public for supporting the rangers programme.“During the period, 3050 verbal warnings were issued to residents in communities on the East Bank of Demerara. Of the figure, 2229 were issued in April, while 313 written warning were issued of which 283 were issued in March. In April, 115 contravention notices were issued during the period,” it stated.It went on to inform that the issue of dumping of construction materials on roadways and parapets, blockage of interlocking drains with building material, parking of storage containers on parapets, and dumping of derelict vehicles and garbage on parapets were some of the matters dealt with.The CH&PA further reported that a “significant” percentage of residents have been since complying; however, there still remained rebellious persons who continue perform the act, but the Authority was working to address this.On another note, the CH&PA highlighted that it has received several complaints of violations in several housing schemes. The agency informed that their rangers “will only be working in housing schemes that were not handed over to town councils or Neighbourhood Democratic Councils [NDCs]. For communities that were handed over, we will advise residents to take their complaints to the relevant town councils or NDCs to have them addressed.”The agency, nevertheless, renewed its call to residents living in communities under its purview to adhere to the clauses agreed to in their agreements of sale, titles, and transports.In order to better monitor the development of infrastructure within the prerequisite policy framework, the CH&PA had introduced rangers to execute that function.Senior Development Planner Fayola Azore related that law enforcement for the Housing Authority has been a challenge and the introduction of rangers would significantly aid in combating that challenge.“We recently hired a number of rangers that will aid in our enforcement and they will be out there going around seeing things that are going up and bringing that information back to us,” she said.
…urges persons to utilise outpatient unitFollowing numerous complaints surfacing of persons being left untreated or unattended for hours at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) Emergency Room, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Hospital, Brigadier (Ret’d) George Lewis has reminded that the Emergency Room (ER) was specifically for emergency cases, and persons with minor illnesses should visit the outpatient unit.Lewis gave the reminder at a recent press engagement at the Hospital.According to him, persons turn up at the facility with a mere cold or flu, whereasGPHC CEO Brigadier (Ret’d) George Lewisthe Emergency Room was designed for the purpose of treating emergency cases, such as accidents.“The whole thing about emergency services is it is emergency services. The Accident and Emergency Department is meant to attend to certain types of injuries, trauma type of injuries, accidents and so on. For the person who has a common cold, that is not the place to go,” he said.For persons with minor ailments, the CEO pointed out that they could be treated and sent away at the outpatient unit, which is open daily until 20:00h except on Sundays.The CEO sought to clarify some of the cases which could be treated at the various departments in the Hospital. “If a person has a common cold, a cut on the leg, then I advise them not to go to the Accident and Emergency Department, because if you go to the Accident and Emergency Department, you may be there before other persons, but if there is a person that goes to the Accident and Emergency Department with a pain in the chest or multiple accidents with broken limbs and bleeding profusely, obviously the person who goes there with a headache will not be attended to, priority will go to the person whose life is threatened,” he explained.Lewis was keen to note that persons might be there for a long period of time and would usually see persons coming in the hospital and being treated before them; however, this is the Hospital carrying out its mandate to serve those who are urgently in need of healthcare. Although it may annoy some patients, the Head of the health institution made it clear that the medical professionals will attend to those whose lives are at risk first.In the past, scores of persons have complained of not being treated in a timely manner at the GPHC’s Emergency Department.
A New Amsterdam, Berbice man appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Thursday charged for giving false information to the Police.Mark Anthony, 35, of Lot 56 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, pleaded not guilty toAccused: Mark Anthonythe charge when it was read to him.It is alleged that on July 23, 2017 at the Ruimveldt Police Station, Georgetown, Anthony gave the Police Officer the name Justin Tonechane knowing same to be false.Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore objected to bail being granted based on the nature of the offence and the fact that false information was given.He also revealed that the defendant had a narcotics matter ongoing in court.However, bail was granted in the sum of $50,000 and the accused was made to appear in another courtroom that same day where another date was given.
…robs her of 0,000A 43-year-old woman is now in a traumatised state after two gunmen followed her from Diamond, East Bank Demerara to her home, also in Diamond, where they relieved her of some $500,000 in cash.Reports are that the incident occurred at about 12:00h, as the woman arrived home from the bank after withdrawing the money, and she was in the process of entering her yard.Two men, bearing guns reportedly exited a white Toyota Premio motorcar, and they pounced on the woman snatching the bag of money from her hands.The bag reportedly contained other personal documents as well. Police have since confirmed that one of the bandits attempted to snatch the woman’s iPhone from her hands, but after she put up a struggle, his accomplice was heard commanding him to “leave it alone!”As such, they fled scene in a waiting motor car. An investigation has been launched and Police are reviewing nearby CCTV footage in an effort to identify the bandits.