Harris confirms JCA presidency bid

first_imgJamaica Cricket Association (JCA) secretary, Fritz Harris, has confirmed that he intends to run for the office of president of the organisation.A two-year, two-term secretary of the association, Harris is set to square-off with incumbent president, Billy Heaven.Harris was one of Heaven’s campaign directors when he was elected to office two years ago.”Yes, it’s true. I will be running for the position of president,” noted Harris.Harris was also the secretary of previous president, Lyndel Wright, who served one term.Heaven, head of the government-run Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education Fund, was criticised last year for not supporting the candidacy of the Jamaican, Dave Cameron, for the post of president of the West Indies Cricket Board.The JCA membership, at their annual general meeting, thereafter, subsequently rescinded the stance that was taken by Heaven and the board of directors.Heaven, among his list of accomplishments, has overseen the implementation of artificial lights at Sabina Park.The next JCA annual general meeting and election of officers is scheduled to be held by June this year.last_img read more

PH women’s netball team begins SEA Games campaign vs Thais

first_imgAi-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Of those matches, the Philippines dropped a 112-11 loss to Malaysia which has put the team in ignominy.Against the Thais, however, the Filipinos will at least try to come up with a competitive showing to jumpstart their campaigns.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Singapore won the gold two years ago, while Malaysia took silver. Brunei and Thailand tied for bronze. The country finished sixth behind Myanmar which was fifth. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano KUALA LUMPUR — Women’s netball, which joined at the last minute, will battle Thailand at 3 p.m. to kickstart its Southeast Asian Games campaign at Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara here.Netball Philippines president Dr. Charlie Ho said they are more prepared this time than two years ago when the team debuted in the biennial games and lost all five matches.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)center_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend PH coach confident of chances against Cambodia in men’s U-22 football 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Cignal showcases hard work in D-League triumph

first_imgWhen he was coaching Far Eastern U in the UAAP, Nash Racela would gush on how Raymar Jose led the Tams by example. The burly big man would go all out even during practices, thus giving teammates no excuse to slack off.ADVERTISEMENT That’s why when Jose was doing double duty in basketball—training with the national team and anchoring Cignal’s run in the PBA D-League—coach Boyet Fernandez would often sit the former FEU stalwart during practices.“If you let him practice, he’s just going to go in there and play like it’s a game,” Fernandez said during an appearance at Sports IQ Thursday. “So rather than risk injuring him and making him unavailable for Gilas [Pilipinas], I’d just let him rest.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Pamboy Raymundo’s commitment to Cignal’s D-League bid was just as solid. The tough-as-nails point guard would show up first during practice and log out after everybody had left.“He’s just out there working on his game,” said Fernandez. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees That commitment became even more critical when the Hawkeyes moved their practices to 5:30 a.m. to accomodate the class schedule of Jason Perkins. Raymundo didn’t mind the switch. He just showed up earlier.“He’ll be there before 5:15,” Fernandez said. That the whole team agreed to practicing at dawn was a big reason for Cignal’s latest triumph in the D-League, where the Hawkeyes brushed aside Centro Escolar on the way to back-to-back titles in the season.“It was easy to make the sacrifice to practice earlier because we knew what Jason could do for the team,” Raymundo said.Perkins made it even easier for the team to adjust to the schedule: “Sometimes, he’ll be at the gym at 4 a.m.,” Fernandez said.But at the heart of the victory is the hard work that the team put into winning the crown.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taalcenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “That’s why I always tell sportswriters, credit to the players. Because I really mean it. You can be a good coach but nothing will happen if you don’t have players who will follow the system and put in the hard work,” added Fernandez, who is often jokingly chided by the sports press for his oft-repeated go-to post-game interview comment.But Fernandez’ legacy in the D-League is no laughing matter. He has won eight titles in nine championship appearances. And sure, his teams were powerhouse squads on paper. But it was never an excuse for the team to give anything less than their best effort.Jose knows why. As part of the Southeast Asian Games gold-winning Gilas Pilipinas cadets squad, Jose knows being guaranteed the title doesn’t mean you will end up winning.“You still have to play hard because you don’t know what the opponent can do,” Jose said.Because of his stint with Gilas Pilipinas in the SEA Games, Jose missed the championship series, leaving the Hawkeyes without a marquee big man against a squad that featured the towering Rod Ebondo.But Raymundo and Jose, who was named D-League MVP while he was playing in the SEA Games final in Malaysia, were not concerned.“We have faith in coach,” Raymundo said, And Jose agreed. “He is very hardworking and that gave us confidence against CEU.”And with that hard work as a main weapon, there was no stopping Cignal from claiming yet another D-League crown. MOST READ Ang spearheads strong PH showing LATEST STORIES Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay View commentslast_img read more

Alab Pilipinas faces Mono Vampire in best-of-five ABL Finals

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Pacquiao out to prove he’s not yet done, but Matthysse says his time is now Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Mono Vampires clinches ABL Finals berth. Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueMono Vampire stunned top seed Chong Son Kung Fu, 83-80, to complete the semifinals sweep and set up a date with San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League Finals.Sam Deguara completed the and-one clincher off a pass from Jason Brickman with two ticks remaining to lift the no. 4 seed into the final round where the Thais will play a best-of-five series against the Filipinos.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Alab Pilipinas, which ousted no. 2 Hong Kong Eastern last Sunday in an identical sweep, holds the home court advantage in the finals series starting this Sunday.READ: Alab Pilipinas sweep Hong Kong, make ABL FinalsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownGames 1 and 2 will be played at the Sta. Rosa Multipurpose Complex in Laguna before the series goes to Mono Vampire’s home floor at Stadium 29 in Bangkok for Game 3.Fil-American guard Brickman paced Mono Vampire with 23 points, six rebounds and and nine assists in 40 minutes of action. Mike Singletary had 23 points and 13 rebounds while Deguara had a monster line of 19 points and 19 boards. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’last_img read more

Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “At this time we have no reason to believe that there are criminal charges that will be coming for anyone,” Syracuse Police Chief Kenton T. Buckner said at a news conference.Police said sobriety tests administered to Boeheim and the unidentified driver of the other vehicle were negative for any signs of impairment. Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said he has known Boeheim for 40 years and that the coach does not drink.No tickets have been issued to Boeheim at this time and the investigation is continuing.“This story obviously is newsworthy because of the notoriety of the coach,” Fitzpatrick said. “But this is the loss of a human being. It was an accident in the purest sense of the word.”Jimenez’s daughter told the Post-Standard he was with friends buying cigarettes when he was killed. Yurisandy Jimenez Arrastre described her father—a native of Cuba who lived in the United States for 20 years—as a family man who loved to cook and tell jokes.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “My father was a man who was very sociable, very happy. He loved to help everybody without question,” Arrastre told the newspaper in Spanish. “He loved having friends.”Just hours before, Boeheim’s team defeated 18th-ranked Louisville 69-49 at the Carrier Dome.He met his wife, his daughter and some friends for a dinner out after the game and was driving alone from the restaurant, Fitzpatrick said. The scene of the accident is between the dome and Boeheim’s suburban home.Syracuse University athletic director John Wildhack said in a statement the university sent its condolences to “all impacted by this tragic accident.” Wildhack echoed police, saying Boeheim “is in contact with local authorities and cooperating fully.” Wildhack said Boeheim met briefly with his team Thursday but did not attend or participate in practice.Boeheim has coached at Syracuse, his alma mater, since 1976 and is one of the most accomplished coaches in the country. He ranks second all-time in wins in Division I with 944, behind only Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski. Over his 43 years at Syracuse, Boeheim has led the team to a national title in 2003 and five Final Four appearances.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Chelsea, Arsenal, Napoli, Inter advance in Europa League Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Syracuse Police Chief Kenton T. Buckner speaks during a news conference about Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim, in Syracuse, N.Y., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Boeheim struck and killed a man along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man’s disabled vehicle, police say. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Longtime Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man’s disabled vehicle, police say.Syracuse police say Jorge Jimenez, 51, was an occupant in a black Dodge Charger with three others when they apparently lost control on a patch of ice and hit a guardrail before midnight Wednesday on I-690 in Syracuse.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Boeheim struck Jimenez with his GMC Acadia while trying to avoid the disabled car, which was resting perpendicular on the darkened highway. The group had been heading toward the median for safety. Jimenez was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Another man in the group suffered minor injuries in the accident, police said.“I am heartbroken that a member of our community died as the result of last night’s accident,” Boeheim said in a prepared statement. The 74-year-old Basketball Hall of Fame coach said he and his wife Juli “extend our deepest sympathies to the Jimenez family.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHe said he would not comment further “out of respect for those involved.”Police said Boeheim has been cooperating with the investigation. He even used his cell phone light to warn other drivers of the disabled car after the accident, police said.last_img read more

‘Media Plays Critical Role in Tax Matters’

first_img— ATAF, African Journalists to Set Continent’s tax, Digitalization AgendaOver 60 selected media practitioners from across Africa, including Liberian journalists, converged in the City of Nyamata, Rwanda on March 6, 2019 to discuss their role in addressing emerging tax issues that is affecting the continent’s development.The ongoing engagement, which is being organized by the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) and hosted by Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA), is the second Media Engagement and Training of African journalists on tax-related matters.The ATAF engagement is intended for participants, who are drawn from both public and private media institutions to delve into the conversation around how media can unpack the significance of tax issues, and how simplifying these matters can allow citizens to better understand their obligations and their contribution to development in their countries as well as their role in holding states accountable.The three days engagement will also identify ways through which tax authorities can work with the media in making citizens more active in terms of holding states accountable.ATF’s series of Media engagement workshops are yearly gatherings which seek to promote and enhance media coverage of tax matters in Africa, by strengthening the capacities of African journalists, promoting collaboration and facilitating the exchange of knowledge on tax-related matters.Aimable Kayigi Habiyambere, RRA Commissioner of Domestic Taxes, said “We are honored to host this second media engagement and training program here in Rwanda.He said as a member of the ATAF Council, Rwanda shares with ATAF the common vision of building strong revenue authorities in Africa, as a key strategy towards domestic resource mobilization through its many capacity-building initiatives, ATAF has helped several African tax administrations, including RRA, improve their revenue collection performance over the three years.He made these statements yesterday at start of the ATAF second media engagement and training of African journalists and tax administrators communicators.Without a doubt, Habiyambere explained that there are unresolved issues such as digitalization that still need to be unpacked, which is why partnering with continental media remains central to our strategy to promote equitable development for the benefit of our citizens.“This event, therefore, is timely as we move into the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” he said. According to him, taxation in Africa faces a number of challenges which has an impact on delivering to its agenda.“I believe that this engagement will inform you about the progress we are making–challenges and intervention required to close the gap in implementing tax policy,” Habiyambere said.He also named the challenges as tax envision, non-voluntary compliance, public perception on taxes, taxing the digital economy which seems to be the future of the globe.Habiyambere said as a member of the media, “you have a critical role to play in helping us to tackle these challenges that we are facing–because you have the power to change the public perception and to increase voluntary compliance, reduce tax envision and help us handle challenges attached to the digital economy.”He also acknowledged the progress being made so far.However, “we are mindful that the road ahead will be challenging but we believe that with your contribution, combined with our commitment to develop our various countries, we can work together to deliver our mandate.” Moreover, he said the media has the power to influence public opinion by setting the agenda of discussion among the public.According to Mary Baine, Director of Tax Programmes at ATAF: “The era of globalization is upon us, and we can no longer ignore the fact that Africa’s much-needed tax base is being eroded simply through unrecorded revenue. Our continent, now more than ever, needs all the resources if it is to promote its social-economic growth and the wellbeing of its populations. We see the media as partners in our journey to advance the discourse on tax and development.”Ms. Baine said revenue administration and ATAF attach seriousness to the engagement because the media has a role in educating the public and therefore, as partners, “we thank you and hope to continue this engagement in the near future.”She also used the occasion to recognize the African Development Bank (AfDB) as key partner in making sure that the engagement was successful.The public, according to her, rely on the media for information and it is “our opinion that this engagement will enable the media not only to unpack some of the more complicated issues that have to do with tax but, in turn, give them an opportunity to engage with practitioners about what is going on globally, including the fight against illicit financial flows, that will complement the work of tax administrations.She said the global development goal or the SDGs has tax as a key player or the revenue mobilization as a key contribution to the development of the world.According to Ms. Baine, the African development agenda, which is known as the agenda for 2063, clearly states that the collection of domestic revenue as a key component of the development agenda of Africa and, as such, it is important for everyone to play their role. We hope that this engagement will make clearer what the media can do to impact this.“We at ATAF consider that this relationship will help the beneficiaries (the public) to understand their tax obligations as well as their responsibilities and their rights, but also help the African agenda through advocacy,” Ms. Baines concluded.ATAF is an organization established by African revenue authorities in 2009, in order to improve the performance of tax administrations in Africa.ATAF believes that better tax administration will enhance economic growth, increase accountability of the states to its citizens, and more effectively mobilize domestic resources.Now in its 10th year of existence, ATAF has positioned itself as Africa’s homegrown solution to improving revenue collection, advancing the role of taxation in governance and state-building and providing a voice to the continent on international tax issues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Roma may give up pursuit of Newcastle star Wijnaldum to sign Iceland’s ‘Thor’

first_imgRoma will swoop for Iceland star Birkir Bjarnason – if they are priced out of a move for Newcastle midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.The Italian side have made the Dutchman one of their top targets this summer as they look to replace Miralem Pjanic following his move to Juventus.However, Newcastle are demanding £25million for Wijnaldum and Roma are concerned that the Championship side will not lower their asking price.If that is the case, according to Leggo, Roma will turn their attentions to Basel midfielder Bjarnason.The 28-year-old, who is nicknamed Thor for his flowing locks, was part of the Iceland side which made the quarter-finals at Euro 2016 and he also bagged two goals in the process.Unlike Wijnaldum, Bjarnason is likely to be available for around £10m and Roma have now contacted Basel to express their interest in striking a deal. Birkir ‘Thor’ Bjarnason has emerged as a target for Roma after an impressive Euro 2016 1last_img read more

Good news for Tottenham as Dele Alli signs new deal

first_imgDele Alli has signed a new contract, committing himself to Tottenham until 2024.The 22-year-old joined the Premier League club from MK Dons in a £5m deal in 2015 and has gone on to become a key figure for both club and country since.In addition, he won the PFA Young Player of the Year in each of his first two seasons. shining Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 1 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣4️⃣#COYS pic.twitter.com/osmkVHksac— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 30, 2018This season he has started four Premier League games and scored once as he has suffered with injury.In the recent 1-0 defeat to Manchester City, Alli made his first appearance since the League Cup win against Watford on 26 September.“It’s an honour for me to sign a new contract at this club that’s done so much for me so far and hopefully there are many more great memories to come,” he said. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Alli has scored 48 goals in 153 games appearances for Spurs and earned 31 England caps since making his debut in October 2015.He was also part of England’s Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup squads and scored in the 2-0 win against Sweden to help the Three Lions reach the semi-finals. REPLY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars huge blow REVEALED center_img REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Dele Alli joined Spurs in 2015 and has scored some important goals, with his volley against Crystal Palace in 2016 winning him the 2015/16 Goal of the Season Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ADVICE BEST OF RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Most popular football news MONEY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move last_img read more


first_imgTellus Border Project Gold Map of Donegal – Released October 2013. Experts say we could get two working minesDONEGAL could get two gold mines as part of a €600M hunt for the precious metal along the BorderGlencolmcille, Termon and Glentogher, outside Carndonagh, have all been identified as having the potential for mining.The Glentogher site is in the same area where a tin mine operated until the 1920s. It’s thought these could be underground mines, as opposed to open cast mining which would be fiercely opposed by environmentalists.Similar open cast mines in Tyrone led to years of protests.Koen Verbruggen, director of the Geological Survey of Ireland, says Donegal will eventually get a couple of mines.Prospecting companies will spend many months deciding which areas are best to mine. Tellus found high concentrations of gold in Donegal, particularly the Inishowen peninsula, in Glentogher and in Glencolumcille and Termon. TWO MINES FOR DONEGAL AS GOLD RUSH BEGINS was last modified: November 30th, 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:donegalGlencolmcilleGlentogherGoldTELLUSTermonlast_img read more

NHL Awards tonight: Do Sharks have a chance?

first_imgJoe Thornton and Brent Burns of the Sharks are both finalists for individual NHL Awards that will be presented Wednesday from Las Vegas. Both, though, are facing some stiff competition.Thornton is a finalist for the Masterton Trophy, awarded annually “to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.” Burns is a finalist for the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s best defenseman for the third time in four years. He was a finalist in 2016 and …last_img read more