Fil-Indonesian Enguio back in PH for PBA Draft

first_imgView comments Biboy Enguio. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netAfter his days in the comforts of University of the East, Biboy Enguio has been all over the region, representing Indonesia in international competitions while going back here to test his luck against the best in the amateurs.But there’s only one league that eluded him through the course of his playing career.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Little-known PUP graduate tries luck in PBA Draft Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “This (PBA) is the only league I’ve never played in,” the Fil-Indonesian guard said. “I’ve been in Fiba Asia, in SEA Games, PBA D-League, and the UAAP. I’ve been through that process and the PBA is the only thing that I haven’t been on in my career.”Though he’s already regarded as a superstar in Indonesia, Enguio knows that playing professionally here in the Philippines is still on a different level.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I wanted to try it here even though I’ve already played in other countries. To play in the PBA is really my dream,” said the 29-year-old, who is the oldest among the applicants.“It’s really different here compared to the other countries and I think I’m already seasoned enough to get to the level of basketball that is played here. I needed to go through all the process to gain the necessary experience, and now that I feel that I’m ripe enough, I believe I’m ready. That’s why I returned here.” Enguio is confident that he has already made his case to the coaches and scouts, but regardless of his fate in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, he’s just satisfied to try his luck here in the Philippines.“If I get picked, it’s okay. But if not, I’m fine with it also. At least I tried my chance and experienced all of it here,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Jerebko hits dagger vs former team as Warriors escape Jazz

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ As a member of the Chicago Bulls championship teams in the late 1990s, Kerr said this contest wasn’t like the knock-down, drag-out games between Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen versus John Stockton and Karl Malone. “I remember being in this building about 20 years ago in the Finals and literally, the final score was like the halftime score tonight. That shows you how much the game has changed.”TIP-INSWarriors: Allowing 47 points in the second quarter ties a record for a Golden State opponent. Atlanta did it first in 1990. … There were 26 lead changes and 12 ties in the first half. … Twice, Green pushed Gobert after fouls and the result of the second shoving match was double-technicals on Green and Favors. … Andre Iguodala sat out, but Coach Steve Kerr said, “If this were a playoff game, he’d play. We’re just going to be very cautious.”Jazz: After the late evening tip, the game was stopped on the first play for several minutes because of a clock malfunction. … The Jazz set a franchise record of 81 points in the first half. … The Jazz made 10 of 16 3-pointers in the second quarter, another record. … Georges Niang posted a career-high with eight points.UP NEXTWarriors: Visit Denver on Sunday evening.Jazz: Host Memphis on Monday night. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “My teammates knew this was a big game for me coming back here. I wanted to win and told them I really wanted this one,” said Jerebko, who couldn’t stop smiling after the victory.Kevin Durant, who scored 38 points, missed a running jumper. But Jerebko, who was let go by Utah as a free agent after last season and who was just subbed in to spread the floor with his long-range shooting ability, charged in from the right side and delivered the game-winning put-back.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 Chriss“I took the ball out, so I knew I was going to give it to K.D. and I knew he was going to shoot it, so I just tried to get to the rim,” Jerebko said.Jerebko, who finished with 10 points, punched the air in celebration and then was mobbed by his new teammates in a scene that looked more like a playoff game than the second game of the season. 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “To win that game in that way, that was really special,” Jerebko said.Durant thought his last shot was going down, but he couldn’t have been happier for Jerebko.“Jonas was there in the right place at the right time. It was very fitting that he comes back here and gets the game-winning tip. We were very excited for him afterwards,” Durant said.The Jazz had taken their last lead when Jae Crowder scored off his own miss with 51.4 seconds left in the game.Stephen Curry scored 31 points and Draymond Green had 14 points, nine rebounds, six assists and a fistful of attitude.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Joe Ingles paced the Jazz with 27 points, including seven 3-pointers, and Donovan Mitchell added 19 points, but missed all six of his fourth-quarter attempts.“It’s more physical,” Mitchell said. “They’re taking away my easy looks. I just got to be able to hit the tougher shots. That’s all it is.”Crowder had 17 points and Rudy Gobert had 16 points and 11 rebounds.Dante Exum gave the Jazz a 111-101 advantage with 8:53 left in the game. The Warriors responded with their most inspired defense of the night and went on a 13-0 run — Draymond Green’s layup made it 114-111 — to set up the game-ending fireworks.High scores have been common in the first week of the NBA season, but the Jazz and Warriors took it to a new level, especially in the first half, which ended with Utah leading 81-69.In a role reversal, the Jazz were the ones letting shots fly from behind the arc with 46 3-point attempts. The Jazz made 19, while the Warriors made 10 of 19 from long range.After the Warriors whittled their 16-point deficit down to 3, Ingles beat the third-quarter buzzer with a running, double-pump 3-pointer from 37 feet.SHOOTING STARS?Ingles recently called himself the best shooter in the NBA. When asked about that claim, Stephen Curry joked, “That just means in Las Vegas in summer league in 2009 we had two of the best shooters of all time on the same team. . We got a lot in common then.” Curry averaged 17.4 points in five summer league games for Golden State while teammate Ingles shot 20 percent from the field in scoring 3.2 points per game.NOT LIKE THE GOOD OL’ DAYS LATEST STORIES UAAP: Pumaren, Adamson get back at La Salle Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Golden State Warriors’ Jonas Jerebko (21) celebrates after scoring the winning shot against the Utah Jazz, with teammates Jordan Bell, rear, and DeMarcus Cousins, right, in the second half during an NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Jonas Jerebko returned to Utah and got what he was looking for.Jerebko crashed the basket and tipped in a shot against his former team with 0.3 seconds remaining to lift the Golden State Warriors to a 124-123 victory over the Jazz on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Lakers’ Lebron James taking time to heal groin injury

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Asiad star to miss match vs Azkals, but South Korea still team to beat “We are obviously not going to rush him back,” Walton said.James suffered a strained groin during the Lakers’ 127-101 blowout road win over the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day.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 ChrissTeam doctors officially diagnosed James with the injured groin after an MRI exam on Wednesday. He was placed on the injury list and labeled day-to-day.James did not travel with the team to Sacramento. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption “I take a lot of pride in (staying healthy),” James said after the Warriors game. “It’s more than anything being available to my teammates, to my coaching staff — that is something I take more personal than anything.“Hopefully it is not a long thing and I can get back on the floor as soon as possible.”James has not been officially ruled out of Friday’s home game against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Kings visit Los Angeles for a rematch Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Los Angeles — The Los Angeles Lakers will have to get used to life without LeBron James when they face the Sacramento Kings on Thursday.Lakers head coach Luke Walton said their game plan will change without James leading the charge and hinted that their star player could be out for a period of time.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Police Dir. Warns against Bribery

first_imgThe Director of the Liberia National Police (LNP), Col. C. Chris Massaquoi, has warned officers against accepting bribes in order to cover up violations.Director Massaquoi also warned the general public of giving bribes to the officers and said that they are equally guilty as the officers who take the bribes.According to Dir. Massaquoi, this has the propensity to undermine the security of the state.Speaking at the 42nd graduation exercise on Saturday May 17, at the National Police Training Academy in Paynesville, the Police boss told the graduates that the police work is not the place where one goes to get rich but to protect lives and properties.    Mr. Massaquoi stressed that he will continue to behave as a no-nonsense police director in ensuring that all officers are providing the right services to the people of Liberia and will also have special officers to arrest those that are in the hobby of accepting bribes.The police boss, Col. Massaquoi, call on the graduates to up hold the good conduct of police and their character and desist from taking bribes while serving the people and the country. He called on the public to report misconduct of police officers with assurance of investigation into the matter.“I want to re-emphasize that we will deal with anyone found in misconduct and bribery including the general public that are usually found giving bribe to officer,” he warned.He told the graduates that anyone of them caught accepting bribe will be immediately dismissed from the LNP and forwarded for prosecution.Dir. Massaquoi also used the occasion to extend thanks and appreciations to friends, relatives and family members for their support and allowing them to chose the noble profession to serve their people and the country.At the program, the UNPOL Commission, Mr. Gregory Hinds, also urged the graduates to see the profession as a noble one to provide security for lives and properties. Officer Hinds told them that by reducing crime in the country, would earn bring them trust from the public.He stressed the need for police officers to always be effective and efficient to move and perform the necessary service with honor and order and called on them to continue to provide the rights service to the people of Liberia as they have chosen the profession to serve their nation. According to the Commission of Police, it is important to enhance police services to enable them protect lives and property and build the trust and commitment as well as exercise restraints in executing the order of LNP.The Commandant for training and man power development at the National Police Training Academy (NPTA), J. Titus Kimba, urged the graduates to respect human rights as they discharge their duty.According to Commandant Kimba, 303 people were recruited in January and February of last year to be trained, but a total of 14 were dismissed due to misconduct, and other crime including illegal possession of marijuana, cheating, academy failure, and theft of property after due process.Giving the statistics of the graduates, Officer Kimba said, “67 of the graduates are from Lofa, 44 from Nimba, 17 from Grand Cape Mount County, 17 from Maryland, 17 from Montserrado County, 17 from Bong  County, 7 from Margibi County and others with Rivercess County been the least of one person.”The Minister of Finance, Mr. Amara M. Konneh, who gave the keynote address, said the LNP, is faced with a constraint of logistics and security but assured them of government’s commitment in trying to solve the problems.The Minister said they would make sure that the welfare of the senior officers are well taken care of and give good salary to those assign in the rural areas as a way of motivating officers to serve their country and the people.The Finance Minister explained that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has decided to make the security sector a priority.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Benn Street man remanded for assaulting lover

first_imgEaston Peters of DD Bent Street, Worthmanville, Georgetown, was on Friday arraigned for an assault charge at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Peters denied the charge after it was read to him by Magistrate Leron Daly.It is alleged that on June 5, 2018, Peters and his common-law-wife, Elesha Leech had an argument, which resulted in him assaulting her with intent to cause bodily harm.Citing the prevalence of the offence, the prosecution asked that Peters be remanded to prison since he was previously charged for an offence of similar nature.The prosecution’s submission was upheld and Peters was remanded.The matter is expected to continue on June 15.last_img

Guyana ACCA students possess knowledge to pass exams

first_img…but lack required examination techniques – official …students concerned over only 50% pass rateFollowing queries by students over the 50 per cent pass rate of candidates who sat the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) examinations, the body’s Europe and Americas Change Lead, Dorothy Wood observed that while Guyanese students are equipped with the relevant knowledge the field requires, some local candidates lack examination techniques. The official made these comments at the recently held ACCA Education Conference at Cara Lodge in Georgetown, where a gathering of members, advocates and students were told of the modifications to the ACCA programme in terms of qualifications.“In Guyana, it is not the knowledge that is lacking; it is the exam skills to apply the knowledge within the exam and that’s why I’ve been working so very closely with the tutors in Guyana to try and show them how to better help and support students to apply the knowledge in an examination through exam conditions,” Wood assured.This was in response to questions posed which highlighted that many students of high intellect would not pass the ACCA’s exams. Wood while taking many of the comments and suggestions on board said the ACCA will not lower the standard of the examination.Speaking on the content of the courses, the official highlighted that questions will be placed on a workplace style scenario. There will be analysis of strengths and weakness, opportunities and threats. Wood also related that there will be sources for guiding exam changes, stakeholder surveys; research and insights and focus of standards, regulation and legislation and international financial reporting.Following the information-driven discourse, the attendees called on the ACCA to forge more collaboration with the ICAG (Institute of Chartered Accountants in Guyana) to correct the gaps that persist in the ability of students to attain at least 50 per cent. Education Manager at the ACCA, Haimchan Ramdeo responded that the United Kingdom-based institution is in collaboration with tutors and stakeholder bodies to improve the 50 per cent pass rate.“We are engaging in discussions at the council level; we have already contacted the tutors [but] one of the things we have to also look at is pricing,” Ramdeo noted.He called on managers at local companies to give their workers study time and financial incentives to complete the programme as the accounting qualification is seen as an asset to the workplace. He noted that companies in Jamaica and Trinidad would give their workers incentives to study. Ramdeo further highlighted that ACCA has been working with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), the Auditor General’s Office and ICAG to advance the ACCA programme locally.National Accreditation Council Executive Director Deborah Jack spoke on the importance of service providers of ACCA to be registered with the body. Jack told the gathering that when one successfully attains an ACCA qualification, the Accreditation Council has to calculate qualification equivalencies.The ACCA which has 208,000 members worldwide, is the body for professional accountants who seek careers in accountancy, finance and management. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

Huskies open the season with a victory over Vipers

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies got their 2017/18 season started off in the right direction as they hammered Sexsmith by a score of 6-1 this past weekend.After the Vipers early tally, Gary Loewen would net the first of six unanswered goals for the Huskies to even the score. The assists would go to Christian Stokes and Nolan Legace. After dominating play and outshooting the Vipers 17-5, the teams headed to the locker rooms tied at ones after 20 minutes.The second stanza saw much of the same domination by the visiting team, as the Energetic City boys would bulge the twin at 2:09 on a goal from Nolan Legace with the assists going to Gary Loewen. Nearly 10 minutes later Jared Lowen would make it 3-1, with Jared Lang and Cody Brodhagen assisting. Heading into the second intermission the visitors were outshooting the home side by a 31-12 margin.- Advertisement -The final period saw the Huskies powerplay get a workout as the Vipers would take six trips to the penalty box for minor infractions. Geoff Dick would score the first of three-man advantage goals of the final frame 6:24 in. Jeridyn Loewen and Jared Lowen would collect the helpers on the goal. Four minutes later Nolan Legace would deposit his second of the game, making it 5-1. Assists went to Gary Loewen and Aiden Tegart. Gary Loewen would finish off the scoring with his second goal of the contest with just over three minutes remaining. That powerplay tally would be set up by Geoff Dick and Dane Bateman.Gary Loewen and Nolan Legace would lead the way with four and three point nights. Geoff Dick and Jared Loewen would each collect a goal and a assist. The Huskies would fire 33 of 64 shots in the third period on the Vipers netminder, while Jonathan Bateman let in only the one goal as he made 14 of 15 saves. Fort St. John would finish 3-8 on the powerplay.Next up for Gary Alexander’s boys is their home opener on Friday October 6th when they welcome Beaverlodge to the North Peace Arena. Game time is 8:00 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

Ex-state leader McCarthy dies

first_imgHe clashed with Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown over Brown’s efforts to cut welfare benefits for the elderly and the disabled who lived in poverty. Lawmakers also approved landmark legislation enabling farmworkers to join unions, protecting the California coast from development and decriminalizing homosexual acts while McCarthy served as speaker. In 1980, he lost the speakership after a battle with one of his key lieutenants, then-Assemblyman Howard Berman, D-Los Angeles. McCarthy spent two more years in the Assembly, then was elected to the first of three terms as lieutenant governor. He ran two unsuccessful campaigns for the U.S. Senate, in 1988 and 1992, before leaving politics in 1994. SACRAMENTO – Leo McCarthy, a New Zealand immigrant and tavern owner’s son who went on to become speaker of the California Assembly and serve a record three terms as lieutenant governor, died Monday of a kidney ailment at his home in San Francisco. He was 76. A Democrat, McCarthy spent 36 years in California politics, starting as campaign manager and aide for a state senator. He was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1963, then won a state Assembly seat in 1968. He was elected Assembly speaker in 1974, defeating fellow San Francisco Democrat Willie Brown. As speaker, McCarthy played a key role in blocking construction of a huge liquefied natural gas facility in Southern California. He also was a leading opponent of Proposition 13, the property tax cut passed by voters in 1978. McCarthy was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1930. In 1934, he moved with his family to San Francisco, where his father, Daniel, opened a tavern. He earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of San Francisco and a law degree from San Francisco Law School. During the Korean War, he served in the intelligence unit of the Strategic Air Command. McCarthy is survived by his wife, Jackie, four children and 11 grandchildren. A funeral service is scheduled for Friday at St. Ignatius Church on the University of San Francisco campus.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Eric Johannah joins Swedish top tier

first_imgOlunga’s big break came as he turned out for Djugarden IF.Brommapojkarna were impressed with the qualities of the midfielder when he tried out with them prior to joining Vassalund.“It feels wonderful to be here in BP. I am a team player and hope to contribute to the team’s success. I got a good impression of the club when I trained with them in November and I look forward to the challenge in playing here,” Johannah told the club’s website after being unveiled.In a separate rejoinder to Capital Sport Johannah added;“It is a pleasure coming up to the top tier which is a different challenge and I hope to give my best and prove myself. I am ready for the challenge.”Brommapojkarna booked a ticket in the Swedish top tier, known as Allsvenskan alongside Dalkurd, by finishing top of the 16-team 2017 second tier Supperretan table.The club’s Sporting Director Daniel Majstorovic is optimistic that the Kenyan midfielder will help the club stamp its authority in the top tier.“Eric showed during the week he was with us that he has very interesting qualities that we are looking for in our offensive positions.  He has an extreme tip in his speed, he is good at knocking out his opponent and getting a national team player is a positive addition to our environment,” the boss opined.The 16-team Swedish league is expected to kick off in April with the club’s first game being against Norrkoping away.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars midfielder Eric Johannah poses with his new club boss after signing a four-year deal to join the Swedish top tier. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 14- After a year with third tier side Vassalund IF, Harambee Stars midfielder Eric Johannah has finally broken rank and joined the top tier, signing for newly promoted IF Brommapojkarna on a four year contract.Johannah who left Mathare United for the well manicured lawns of Europe at the beginning of last season was unveiled on Thursday at the club’s headquarters and hopes to follow in the footsteps of national teammate Michael Olunga who now plays in the La Liga for Girona.last_img read more

‘They can’t complain about the refereeing in the last week!’ – Wenger bemoans Liverpool’s favourable refereeing decisions

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger has indicated that Monday night’s opponents Liverpool have hugely benefited from officiating decisions in the last week.The Reds were fortunate to beat Bournemouth 1-0 last week after Christian Benteke’s goal was allowed despite Philippe Coutinho interfering from an offside position.Brendan Rodgers’ side were also handed a lifeline after Aaron Ramsey’s goal was contentiously ruled out when he was level with the Reds’ defence during the 0-0 draw at the Emirates, and Wenger feels the referee got the decision wrong.“We scored a regular goal. It was difficult enough to beat Liverpool tonight,” said the Frenchman.“They [Liverpool] can’t complain about the refereeing in the last week.”Both sides were denied by the woodwork in an entertaining encounter and Wenger admits his defence weren’t up to standards in the absence of first choice centre-back partnership Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny.He added: “I don’t think Liverpool were dominant in the first half. I think we gave them chances and we weren’t defensively at a good level.”last_img read more