Robinson on late foul: Refs make mistakes too

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum’s historic 18-0 sweep of the NCAA Season 93 eliminations almost didn’t become a reality after referee Edmar Avis’ call late in the first overtime.After CJ Perez gave the Pirates a 97-96 lead with a gutsy drive with 3.4 seconds to spare, Robert Bolick desperately tried to fish for foul in the last 1.5 ticks, something that the official numbered 16 willingly gave as he whistled Jaycee Marcelino for a foul.ADVERTISEMENT “Mistakes will always be there. But what I can say is the referees really tried their best. If I will rate it, you already saw it and you can base it on what you saw, I’m happy with the way they called it,” Cristobal said.“I will not entertain that anymore. As far as the referees are concerned, we’ll always go on different ways. They will judge it according to what they saw and they will always call for what is good and right for the game.”Lyceum coach Topex Robinson also didn’t let the errant call affect his team’s psyche late in the game.“I trust coach Bai a lot. They’re also people who make mistakes. I told my players to just keep on playing. They don’t want to be in that situation also, and we honor them also. We know that they’re gonna make mistakes and it’s not a fault of their own. I told them that instead of making the referees as an excuse, we have to find a way. We have to find a way and we have to really, really grind it with them,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson NCAA Finals trip dream come true for Marcelino twins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ That led to a lot of fans scratching their heads after Lyceum seemed to have lost the shot at history.Fortunately for Pirates, Bolick botched his first attempt and could only muster for a split to tie the game at 97 and send the game to a second overtime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Pirates would then take the 107-105 win over the Red Lions in double overtime to complete the unprecedented streak.NCAA commissioner Bai Cristobal was quick to leap on the defense of the referees, charging the bad and missed calls made to experience. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Thirdy grateful for shot to play for PH with bro Kiefer

first_imgLATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThirdy Ravena is making up for lost time as he gets another chance to team up with his brother Kiefer, this time, as part the national team pool.“At least, we’re given another shot to play with each other again,” he said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Heeding Kiefer’s words, Thirdy is well aware that nothing comes easy.“It’s something I should work hard for. It’s also added inspiration, added motivation, to represent the country at the highest level of basketball because not everybody is given this chance,” he said. “I’m lucky and it’s an honor that the coaches and management picked me to be a part of this.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Ravenas were side-by-side in training once again on Monday as Reyes combined both squads at the resumption of the national team practices at Meralco Gym.And for Thirdy, he couldn’t be happier to share the court with his older brother. The two last played together in UAAP Season 77 for the Ateneo Blue Eagles.“I missed my last chance in Ateneo,” he said.The 21-year-old forward lost his opportunity to play alongside Kiefer two years ago after being deemed ineligible due to academic deficiencies in UAAP Season 78 which was Kiefer’s final playing year for the Blue Eagles.“I see it more as a bonus for me that I have a teammate who is my brother who can guide me more than what we practice and someone who can give me tips. It’s really a blessing that we’re both part of the pool,” said the UAAP Season 80 Finals MVP.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalscenter_img Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense READ: Kiefer looks forward to possibility of playing with Thirdy at GilasKiefer is a part of the seniors team which is preparing for the second leg of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers which begins against reigning Asian champion Australia on February 22 before hosting Japan back home on February 25.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 folkThirdy, meanwhile, has been included in coach Chot Reyes’ “23-for-23” cadet pool as his prospects for the formation of the Philippine team for the 2023 Fiba World Cup here.READ: Kiefer ‘not surprised’ Thirdy made 23-for-23 list UP’s Desiderio, Gomez de Liaño to make most of chance to play for Gilas MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Tim Tebow says he advised Kyler Murray to follow his heart

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Tebow says he told Murray to follow his heart when deciding between the Oakland Athletics and pursuing an NFL career. Murray, who won the Heisman last year in his lone season as Oklahoma’s starting quarterback, announced Monday he was fully committing to the gridiron despite being selected ninth overall in the 2018 amateur baseball draft.After arriving Saturday at the New York Mets’ spring training camp, Tebow said he interviewed Murray a few months ago in his job as a college football television analyst and the two have gotten to know each other.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsTebow, a former NFL quarterback, won the 2007 Heisman Trophy at Florida.“Kyler, I think he’s a really good young man, and I think this was a really tough decision for him,” Tebow said. “He loves two sports and I can really relate to that. And he went with something that he’s been really good at lately and dominating in. When we talked about it, and we did talk about that, I just gave him the advice to follow your heart. Whatever you’re passionate about.” Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next RJ Barrett has triple-double, Duke beats NC State LATEST STORIES Tebow, now an outfielder in the Mets’ farm system, has made impressive strides as a baseball player since his NFL career with the Denver Broncos and New York Jets from 2010-12 ended. To the surprise of many, he became an All-Star at Double-A last season and is ticketed for Triple-A Syracuse in April to begin his third full season of professional baseball.After the baseball draft last year, Murray agreed to a minor league contract with Oakland for a $4.66 million signing bonus.The deal called for him to receive $1.5 million after approval last summer by Major League Baseball and $3.16 million on March 1. He must return six-sevenths of the money he received, or $1,285,714.“You know what? Don’t do it for your agents, or your friends and sometimes necessarily even your family,” Tebow recalled telling Murray. “Do it for what’s on your heart, and don’t let other people define you. You’re going to have all these coaches that you look up to and everybody else that’s going to tell you what they think, but what’s most important is following your heart and your passion. And so, I don’t know, hopefully he did that.”Murray hopes to be a high pick in the NFL draft, which begins April 25, and he could be. He is not a prototypical NFL quarterback, perhaps generously listed at 5-foot-10 and 195 pounds, but his combination of speed, passing skills and scrambling ability make him an intriguing prospect.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this Dec. 8, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray holds the Heisman Trophy after winning the award in New York. Before picking football over baseball, Kyler Murray got some advice from another famous two-sport star. Tim Tebow says he told Murray to follow his heart when deciding between the Oakland Athletics and pursuing an NFL career. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Before picking football over baseball, Kyler Murray got some advice from another famous two-sport star.One Heisman Trophy winner to another.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history 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 Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers View commentslast_img read more

Overcrowding allegedly forces infected patients to sleep on floor at GPHC – Dr Anthony

first_img… authorities failed to notify Health MinisterPublic Health Minister, Dr George NortonOpposition Shadow Public Health Minister, Dr Frank AnthonyIn light of recent reports that patients with infectious diseases are being forced to stay in the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital, Opposition Shadow Public Health Minister, Dr Frank Anthony has lambasted hospital officials, saying that poor management is a factor of these issues arising.Earlier this week, it was reported that patients with infectious diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) were forced to stay in the A&E Unit of the medical facility due to overcrowding; some were even forced to stay on the floor. Photographs taken at the hospital were also circulated on the Internet and it has once again sparked outrage from the public.In an exclusive interview with Guyana Times, Dr Antony stated that the situation is deplorable and as such he is urging the relevant authorities to have it rectified. “It is very deplorable because the Georgetown Public Hospital is our national referral hospital. And what I understood is happening there is we have patients who came to the Accident and Emergency for attention, and my understanding is some of the doctors examine the patients and they felt that those patients were sick enough to warrant hospitalisation. However; they couldn’t find beds in the hospital itself and therefore patients were literally waiting for a bed to become available so that they could get into the hospital and that is a deplorable situation and we need to fix that,” he stated.Dr Anthony went on to explain that he was even more appalled when he learnt that patients with infectious diseases were staying among non-infectious patients, which put the later at risk for contracting these diseases. “My understanding is that some of these patients have tuberculosis and that is outrageous. If you’re putting infectious patients with non-infectious patients… you’re basically putting those patients and the staff that’s working there at risk. So we need to find another area where we can treat those patients. My understanding is that they would have rectified the situation but common sense would have told you that this ought to have been done for quite some time,” he stated.Meanwhile, Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton has responded saying that while the authorities have not reported the issue to him, he intends to have the situation rectified as soon as possible.According to the Minister, while he has not yet received a report of such a situation from the hospital authorities, he will not doubt the reports as it is not an uncommon issue. He related that while the hospital has the capacity to house more beds, it cannot do so as the hospital has to follow regulations in relation to the acceptable space between the beds. “There is no doubt that the number of beds available for patients at the GPHC has been greatly reduced after the reconstruction of the new in-patient facility. This was further reduced when the decision was made to increase the space between two beds to suit accepted standards,” he stated.Dr Norton stated that he will ensure that the situation is rectified in a timely manner as this is unacceptable. “All efforts are being made to correct same as soon as possible,” he declared.Earlier this year, there was a similar situation of overcrowding; however, in that instance, mothers were forced to take to chairs and the floor with their newborn babies due to overcrowding in the maternity ward. Early in April, a photograph capturing a mother with her newborn under a bed surfaced in the media, prompting an investigation, but the hospital could not account for when the photographed incident occurred. The overcrowded maternity ward is in dire need of significant improvement, both in the infrastructure and the treatment given. Earlier in the month, Minister Norton had announced that the issue of mothers sharing beds would end soon as the facility is currently being extended.last_img read more

AEL: ‘Global Witness Report Judicial, Not Political’

first_imgLiberians must graduate from faulty precedences and let the court be the yardstick for everyone involved in the Global Witness Report, because the matter is more judicial than political, according to a position statement by the Association of Evangelicals of Liberia (AEL) yesterday. The statement, issued by AEL’s Board of Governance and approved by its president Dr. Samuel K. Monwell, said excellent leadership is critical to Liberia’s progress because true leaders serve the best interest of those they lead and not their personal interests. In this respect, “we thank the Liberian people and government for the level of maturity we show in dealing with thorny political situations. But we also admit that Liberia needs to grow fast along its recovery trajectory and every Liberian should prioritize this,” it said. “Our focus is on the forest and not the trees. A Kpelle parable says: Ɓhei tó ŋún à tō nai, nãƃǝ gau a tàà nã (“where a palm head falls there its nuts scatter”). The palm head usually falls directly under the tree. When the nuts are ripe, they scatter where they fall and not elsewhere. This saying has many applications, including the situation we now discuss.”AEL said precedence is very important to development. “For example, our recent electoral history reminds us that we have not attained the constitutional population threshold needed for elections for well over three decades. This became an issue in the 2011 Presidential and General Elections. We resolved this situation by saying since we conducted other elections (1985, 1997 and 2005) outside that requirement, we should go ahead with the 2011 elections under the same clause so that by 2017, we would have overcome the circumstances that created the threshold problem. Our argument was past precedence.” The statement said the 2017 elections will be different in this respect. Similarly, the TRC Report recommended certain actions. After much heated debates and discussions, we swept, as it were, the TRC Recommendations under the carpet for reasons we know best, setting precedence again. “Now in 2016 with the Global Witness Report, we tend to have forgotten the precedence with the TRC Report; and we again have moved to set another. Even if we argue that the situations are different, our point is that we focus on the forest and not the trees. Certainly, we admit that our leaders’ actions are honest and in Liberia’s best interest; and they are sincere, given how they handle critical national matters. “As we approach 2017, AEL calls on all Liberians to remain peaceful and law-abiding and hope for a better, brighter Liberia, because Liberia has to get better. We shun all actions that potentially or actually threaten the nation’s welfare or detract from our collective gains, no matter who does them. Liberia’s peace, stability, progress and prosperity remain our chief concern.”AEL called on “national leaders to be discreet, just and sincere in their dealings. We call on them to relegate self to the background and place Liberia ahead in their services. We hold our leaders responsible to display excellence and maturity in leadership and we expect nothing short of these. How they lead today will largely influence the Liberia we will have tomorrow.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Post-mortem reveals prisoner died from brain haemorrhage due to blunt trauma

first_imgPolice have since confirmed that a post-mortem examination, conducted by Government Pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh, on the body of a 23-year-old prisoner, has revealed that the young man died from brain haemorrhage due to blunt trauma.The young man, Junior Dunn, also known as Shawn Thom, was also nursing a fractured right cheek when he succumbed to injuries on Sunday at the Georgetown Public Hospital.Guyana Times has been reliably informed that the now dead man’s mother made a report to the Alberttown Police Station, where an investigation into his death is to commence.The young man breathed his last at the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was being treated for injuries he received while at the Camp Street Prison on May 26, 2018.His demise was confirmed to this newspaper on Sunday by acting Director of Prisons, Kevin Pilgrim. During an interview, Pilgrim stated that he received a telephone call on Sunday morning informing him of the prisoner’s demise.Camp Street PrisonThe official reiterated that upon Dunn being discovered in a semi-conscious state on May 26, the prisoners with whom he had shared a cell told prison officers that he had sustained the injury in a fall.Dunn had reportedly stabbed another prisoner with a mop stick during a scuffle on May 25, and based on that incident, he had been relocated to another cell with three other inmates.Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels had related that investigations were launched into both incidents, and the findings would be sent to the relevant authorities.Those investigations, according to Pilgrim, had been completed and the findings were sent to the Public Security Ministry. Taking Dunn’s demise into consideration, the investigations will be reopened.Pilgrim has said that prison officials were waiting on the post-mortem results to decide their next step. However, he noted that ever since Dunn’s admittance to the Georgetown Public Hospital, his mother had been in constant contact with the Prison Service.The 23-year-old had been serving two three-year consecutive sentences for unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition. He was expected to be released from prison in 2019.last_img read more

Santa Rosa residents call for removal of Toshao

first_imgVillagers residing in the Amerindian community of Santa Rosa, Region One (Barima-Waini), on Friday last held a peaceful picketing exercise outside the Village Council’s office calling for the removal of the Toshao.According to the protesters, their aim was to bring attention to the rising concerns regarding the conduct adopted by the community’s indigenous leader.Village Toshao Whanita Phillips is being scrutinised for her alleged improper and unprofessional behaviour towards village Councillors as well as residents. One resident on the picket line said that the Toshao’s behaviour has forced residents to protest for her immediate removal.According to a concerned resident, Phillips, who took office some nine months ago, adopted an autocratic leadership style, which includes all decision-making being undertaken by herself without consulting her batch of Councillors. According to a Councillor, the matter was reported to “high authorities” and the matter was addressed but after a short while, the resurgence of the autocratic behaviour reemerged.“Miss Whanita Phillips took office for nine months, firstly she started to show her bias, improper and unprofessional conduct towards several Village Councillors and other villagers, she was corrected on several occasions by persons in authority about the behaviour but instead it get worst,” a Councillor told this publication.Meanwhile, several Councillors told this publication that their leader is abusing her authority since the police are often called to lock-up anyone who tries to speak up about the issues affecting the village.The Councillors also alleged that on several occasions, villagers, as well as Councillors, were thrown out of the meetings due to any disagreement in relation to their leader’s finalised decision.Frustrated Councillors believe that such behaviour will hinder development within the Amerindian settlement since numerous concerns raised by residents are not being addressed.The Councillors said that they are hoping that the National Toshaos Council will intervene to bring a quick solution to the impasse or have the leader removed.“If she sit there in office for three years, we will suffer, our generation will suffer due to her bias behaviour. We need her immediate removal from office because she is not fit to be a leader,” another Councillor added.Efforts to contact Phillips and the National Toshaos Council for a comment on the matter proved futile.last_img read more

Huskies holding Minor Hockey Night on Saturday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies will be playing their final two games of the NWJHL season this weekend.The Huskies are currently sitting in 3rd place in the standings, but with two wins, the team could clinch 2nd place before the playoffs, earning them a bye to the second round. They currently sit three points behind the North Peace Navigators, and just one point ahead of the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks.The Huskies will be playing the Navs in their first game this weekend, which is also Minor Hockey Night. Kids wearing a minor hockey jersey get in for free.- Advertisement -The puck drops at the North Peace Arena on Saturday night at 8:00 p.m., and again on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.last_img read more

Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce Awards Evening on Thursday

first_imgThe Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce will be holding its Wine and Cheese Awards Evenings this Thursday, Oct. 21.The event will be held at the Quality Inn and will start at 6 p.m. There will be three awards given out at this year’s event.- Advertisement -There will be awards presented to businesses that provided outstanding customer service and have 0-15 employees, and also to businesses that employ 16 or more employees. The other award will be given to the best business in the City.Nominations can be by customers and other businesses who have been ‘wowed’ by the customer service they have received.The event is free to both members and prospective members of the Chamber. Free appetizers and drinks will be provided during the first hour.last_img read more

Arrests Made After Dirt Bike Thefts

first_imgThe next court appearance, for the accused, is set for April 30th. A local business said it was broken into back on March 29th and had three dirt bikes taken.Two days later, an alert motorist noticed one of the bikes on the back of a pick-up and called police.When authorities tried to pull the vehicle over, it sped off, but RCMP were able to get a license plate number.- Advertisement -A follow-up search of property related to the truck found, not only the bikes, but five vehicle light bars and other stolen property.Charges are now pending against 21-year-old Cory Edward Nome for Possession of Stolen Property and Flight (from police)…and, for Break & Enter, Theft, and Possession of Stolen Property against 19-year-old Ryan Alan Howatt and 20-year-old Bronte Addison Ketsa.Additional charges of are being suggested against a teenaged boy and girl; charges are also being considered against two other minors.Advertisementlast_img read more