With the All-Star Game over, CJ Perez quickly shifts focus on 2nd round

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThrough the first round of NCAA Season 93, no team has yet to unlock the secret to beating Lyceum.But for the 2017 NCAA All-Star Game, coach Topex Robinson did not hesitate to let the other players have a glimpse on the system that makes the Pirates go.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Unfortunately for Robinson and Perez, the two suffered their first defeat of the season as the Heroes fell to the Saints, 84-80.“We’re not affected by it. We know this loss won’t matter in the second round of the NCAA,” said Perez, his focus now stapled on to the next games.Perez also relished the rare chance of playing with his fellow NCAA stars.“It’s great because we’re able to joke with each other on the court and enjoy our time together. It’s great that we’re able to inspire and entertain people with this.”ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Federer looks to bond with Nadal, maybe face him at US Open Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 View comments “He did not hide anything. Whatever he says to us, he shared it all to our teammates,” admitted CJ Perez, as he led the Heroes crew, which also consisted of stars from JRU, EAC, Arellano, and Mapua, on Friday.Robinson pulled no punches as he tried to inspire more cagers in playing the game the right way.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’Players like Kent Salado, Sidney Onwubere, and Tey Teodoro replicating the way the Pirates operate on both ends.“Even if it’s just an All-Star Game, coach wanted us to look at it differently, that we still play our game even if it’s the All-Star,” said Perez.last_img read more

5 homeless as fire ravages Amelia’s Ward home

first_imgAn Amelia’s Ward, Linden family of five is now mourning their loss after their upper flat wooden home went up in flames shortly after mid-day on Saturday.Owner of the home Cedric James said the fire started in the hallway after a four-year-old child reportedly lit a mattress, which had been placed there at the time. According to the man, the family were cleaning their Lot 34 Self Help Housing Scheme home and his daughter placed her mattress in the hallway.James said he was in the bathroom when he learned that the house was engulfed in flames. The family was able to escape with only the clothes on their backs.James’s wife and one of his daughters reportedly escaped by jumping through a window and were treated briefly at the Linden Hospital Complex.According to James, he barely managed to remove his car, parked underneath the house by breaking one of its windows as the house quickly went up in flames.He noted that quick thinking caused him to remove a gas bottle from inside the house. The family estimates their losses in the millions as nothing from the fully furnished house was saved.Scores of family members and churchgoers turned up at the scene to offer support to the grieving family. James, who was very composed, said he was thankful that there was no loss of life. He said the Linden Fire Station responded in a “fairly ok” time but firefighters who tried their best were unable to save the already engulfed home.“Everything got burned, all our documents, my money, them children books, the washing machine, everything… all these things is just material things. Once nothing ain’t happen to nobody, I’m alright,” he said sadly.When this newspaper arrived at the scene, family could be seen combing through the rubble for valuables, including jewellery. They indicated that the search turned up nothing.An optimistic James said he is looking forward to rebuilding his home with the help of family and friends.last_img read more

Blackout blankets Georgetown, East Coast

first_img…as transmitter explodesResidents in Georgetown and along the East Coast and East Bank of Demerara on Monday were subjected to a power outage, after a transmitter explosion around 20:00h at the Kingston Power Station.The explosion caused the shutdown of the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System. Power was later restored to the East Bank of Demerara. In a release, the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) begged for consumers’ patience as they worked to restore the power supply to all areas.The widespread blackout upset many residents who over the past several months have been experiencing a spike in power outages as GPL struggles to provide a reliable power supply.last_img read more

Court paves way for restoration of economic confidence, job creation – Ali

first_imgCCJ judgementsPresidential Candidate of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), Irfaan Ali sees Tuesday’s landmark rulings of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as an opportunity to restore economic confidence and job creation in Guyana.Presidential candidate Irfaan AliThe Trinidad-based regional court ruled that the no-confidence motion against the coalition Government was validly passed on December 21, 2018 and the unilateral appointment of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman was unconstitutional.In response to these decisions, Ali, in a statement on his social media page, posited that his Party’s “big win” in the Court paved the way for boosting confidence in the country’s economy.“Investors do not want to invest in countries that are seen as unstable and lack respect for the rule of law and the Constitution. Without investment, we cannot grow our economy and create more jobs for Guyanese,” he noted.According to the PPP/C Presidential Candidate, he is committed to ensuring that Guyana is back in safe and stable hands so that the Constitution is respected and the rule of law is adhered to.“… when Guyana is stable, Guyana’s economy grows and jobs are created … Guyana needs strong, stable leadership,” Ali contended.Since being elected as the Presidential Candidate for the PPP/C, Ali has been on an outreach programme, listening to concerns of Guyanese – both here and in the Diaspora – and highlighting his Party’s plans should it turn to office to create a better country and improve the lives of its people.In fact, during an outreach in New York earlier this year, Ali said there was nothing in the country right now that incited excitement among Guyanese, at home or in the Diaspora.“People have lost hope; they don’t see a future, they don’t aspire to something. Three and a half years ago … everyone was involved in something or the other that progressed them, that showed they have hope for a future, that they have hope for a better Guyana, that they have hope for better prospects for their families to the extent that we had many persons from the Diaspora who came back and they were investing in that future, because they saw hope in the country. They saw the country leading in a direction that would create opportunities for them,” he stated.The Presidential Candidate promised to lead a Government that would be all-inclusive.“It is when we achieve that, when everyone feel a sense of hope and pride in Guyana and what Guyana has to offer, that is what will take us very strongly into the future,” he posited.According to Ali, in order to restore this lost hope and the aspiration that would drive development and economic activity, they need to go beyond the capsuling of ideas into a political party.The former Housing Minister had reiterated that the journey going forward was not about one person but an all-inclusive team of Guyanese coming together to take the country forward. He outlined that among the strategies that were on the forefront of his Party’s vision is an Image result for Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-driven country that would not only create new jobs but open up new and important sectors while providing greater efficiencies to existing industries such as health, education, governance, and security. He added that they would also look at utilising technological services as an export commodity earning foreign currency.Employment creation is one of the pillars that the PPP/C has been touting against the backdrop of thousands of job lost at the hands of the coalition Government.At a press conference in April, his first since being elected Presidential Candidate, Ali noted that even his Party’s plan to create 50,000 new jobs was insufficient.“There were some (criticism) raised on the 50,000 job creation, but let me say, this is a very, very conservative figure,” Ali stated.He went on to outline some of the key sectors in which an Irfaan Ali-led PPP/C Administration would provide an array of jobs for Guyanese. These include the ICT sector with the establishment of call centres and provision of critical services in sectors such as education, health, financial services, and security.Additionally, he mentioned eco-tourism, agriculture, mining, environmental services, forestry, and housing as key sectors that can also churn out many employment opportunities if the right investments were made.Further, Ali noted that the impending oil and gas sector too can be a great source of job creation within the areas of training, shore-based facilities, gas and energy development, enlightened local content, machinery and engineering.last_img read more

Mosiac-tile mural debuts in Santa Fe Springs

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA FE SPRINGS — More than 14,000 pieces of Venetian glass are strategically positioned along an exterior wall at the Los Nietos Child Care Center, where the city’s first student-created mural was dedicated Friday.The 10-feet tall, 8-feet wide artwork, themed “La Familia,” or “The Family,” appropriately depicts just that — family life. Figures outlined by glass tiles are part of local children’s interpretation of the Tongva/Gabriele?o tribe, the area’s first inhabitants, according to city officials.“It’s a culturally and educationally enriching experience,” said Judy Smith, an administrator for the child care program.According to Smith, more than 140 child care students spent most of last summer working with artist Jose Antonio Aguirre to create “La Familia.” The $5,500 project was funded through a city partnership with Breitburn Energy, a California-based oil and gas company, she said.last_img read more

‘Old-school’ Wenger IS responsible for Arsenal’s injury problems and here’s why….

first_imgWorld-renowned fitness coach Raymond Verheijen says Arsene Wenger must be held responsible for Arsenal’s poor injury record.The Gunners have been blighted by injuries in recent seasons and are currently without EIGHT senior stars after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott joined the ever-growing casualty list at the north London club.Verheijen, who has worked with a host of leading clubs across Europe on the conditioning of players, has criticised Wenger’s training methods in the past – and he told talkSPORT on Thursday that the Frenchman’s ‘outdated’ approach is costing the club dear.Speaking on the Hawksbee and Jacobs show, the outspoken Dutchman said:  “If you look at the facts, what you see is that Arsenal are the number one by far in terms of injuries in the last decade in the Premier League.“In particular, you have this group of young players who are consistently injured for months, season after season. We are talking about Ramsey, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wilshere and also in the past Sagna, Van Persie and Fabregas.“Young players are getting injured every season for weeks or months and that is a very worrying pattern.“In the ’90s, Arsene Wenger came from France to England and he introduced revolutionary methods – methods that people were not familiar with yet in the UK. At that stage he was a revolutionary coach.“He has been applying those methods for ten, twenty years and when you apply the same methods for twenty years, at some stage people will catch you up and they will develop further and then they will be ahead of you. From a revolutionary coach, you have all of a sudden become an old-school coach because you stuck to methods from twenty years ago.“The main reason for injures in football is accumulation of fatigue because when you accumulate fatigue over time your brain has less control over your body and your coordination goes down and then you are vulnerable to injuries.“The question is: who is the main reason for fatigue? The main reason for the fatigue is the fitness football coach because he is responsible for the planning of training. Arsene Wenger is responsible for fatigue and injuries and the medical staff can only cure the problem.”last_img read more


first_imgThere is a new Barbershop arriving in town, a barbershop like no other.Mavericks is going to bring the barber experience to a new level in Donegal, and quite possibly the whole of Ireland for that matter. Mavericks Traditional Barbershop is going to deliver new barbering techniques, meet the modern mans demands and more, all in a vintage way!!!When you step into Mavericks Traditional Barbershop, you know you have stepped into something completely different and about to experience something special.This really is a Traditional shop. As you enter the shop from either the main street or Larkins Lane your eye can not be helped but to be drawn to the remarkable Mahogany bar stocked with the finest of whiskeys, spirits, beers and minerals.As you settle in the waiting area like I did, I imagined how I would feel sitting upon the shoe shine chair getting my brogues polished back up to their best, as they say in Mavericks “no point in just your head looking good, you need to look good head to toe!!” . I promised myself that was going to be something I get done on the next visit as I don’t think a pair of converse would benefit much from a polish today.That and a hot towel shave just like the guy before me as it looks really good.The two young boys in the corner playing pacman on the old cocktail table brought me back a few years and made me realise just how much work has been done on this place to set the scene. Its impressive to say the least.The barber soon called me to the chair, a chair like I’ve never sat in before, it had Mavericks embroidered across the back of it to set it off. It was then that this place really impressed.His attention to me and understanding my wants and needs was meticulous and once we agreed on that, he continued to offer me anything from the bar or a freshly brewed coffee from their very own Mavericks cups, all complementary.Because I had to go back to work in the afternoon I decided to treat myself to a nice cup of coffee. The conversation between us was enjoyable as he got to work but what I really liked is how the barbers had the whole place involved, it was like a group of lads out for the night having the craic not just awkward small talk between a barber and his client.When the cut was done he brought out a hose and hovered all trimmings of my head, neck and shirt.Class I thought, simply class, as I’ve always detested that moment when I stood up and could feel the hair itching the back of my neck. It couldn’t get much better than this.Well it just did, the barber brought out a tray of classic colognes and breathe fresheners to smell good and freshen up. What a finishing touch. This was male grooming at its best, beyond its best, it was reinvented! I used to think a barbers is place you have to go to get your hair cut. Not anymore. Mavericks Traditional Barbershop is a place I look forward to going to, for that atmosphere, to look and feel good and the complementary refreshment of your choice.This is a place that every man should experience, because this I can tell you, is something special, very special.Mavericks Traditional Barbershop is located below the cavern on Lower main Street at Larkins Lane junction and opposite Pearse Road Tyres, in Letterkenny.There is always parking available and it is open Monday to Saturday.We highly recommend you check this place out!UNIQUE MAVERICKS BARBERS TO STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD was last modified: July 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesMavericks BarbersNewnewsUniquelast_img read more

49ers’ injuries: The latest on Kittle’s broken ankle bone, Breida’s injury

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. SANTA CLARA – How fast can a broken bone recover inside an ankle? The 49ers’ George Kittle apparently will test that tonight, 24 days after getting hurt then playing extensively in a win at Arizona.Kittle’s injuries, previously disclosed only as knee and ankle “issues” by coach Kyle Shanahan, reportedly included a fracture inside the ankle, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday morning.Officially listed as …last_img read more

Black Panther film hits South African cinemas

first_imgThe Black Panther has been a protector of Wakanda for generations. And now, it is time to show the outside world who we are.”- T’ChallaSouth Africans are gearing up for the release of Marvel’s Black Panther – the first superhero of African descent as it hits the cinema today 16 February 2018.Black Panther is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Black Panther’s real name is T’Challa, king and protector of the fictional African nation called Wakanda. Along with possessing enhanced abilities achieved through ancient Wakandan rituals, T’Challa also relies on his proficiency in science, rigorous physical training, hand-to-hand combat skills, and access to wealth and advanced technology to combat his enemies.The character of Black Panther – T’Challa is played by Chadwick Boseman with a supporting cast of Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia; Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger and Danai Gurira as Okoye to name a few.The film has received positive excitement in South Africa as it was announced that isiXhosa is the official language of Wakanda, the City in the film, as well as some of the cast members, include South African acting legends, John Kani as T’Chaka and Connie Chiume as Mining Tribe Elder, and Atandwa Kani as the Young T’Chaka.Congratulation to these South Africa actors and crew that played their part in flying the South African flag high and making the country proud.To top off all the excitement surrounding the movie – Black Panther stars Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira tweeted a picture saying they will be coming to the Motherland.In the picture the two stars are smiling, while on a plane.“En route to South Africa!!! Taking BP to the Motherland! #BlackPanther #WakandaForever,” Danai captioned the photo.You can check out the movie at Ster-Kinekor theatres as the Black Panther heroes come to life on screen in IMAX, D-BOX, Cinema Prestige, 3D and 2D at Ster-Kinekor cinemas nationwide.last_img read more

How To Find a Great Startup Mentor

first_imgIf you’re an early-stage entrepreneur and this is your first startup company, you are not alone. Thousands are toiling over code in the hopes that their product will gain users and revenue. The problem with being someone who can build a great product is that you might know more about your core technology then you do about the business of startups. In the past few weeks ReadWriteWeb has covered emerging tech hubs in Israel, Austin and Boulder and the common thread amongst them is that each community encourages mentorship. Today we’re looking at what you need to know to find a great mentor. Says Union Square Ventures VC Fred Wilson in a recent blog post, “The young entrepreneurs who are starting companies for the first time are best served by seeking out and getting experienced serial entrepreneurs as angel investors, board members, and mentors. We encourage all of the first time entrepreneurs we work with to do this.”In a perfect world, launching a successful product would simply equate to building something phenomenal. But in reality, an isolated phenom can get buried beneath the noise of thousands of other startups. Wilson and a number of other investors ask first-time entrepreneurs to bring on trusted advisors in the hopes that newbies will broaden their social graph and avoid making the mistakes that others have already made. Below are some of the things you should consider before choosing a mentor. Success: Just because someone speaks at conferences and has been in the industry for 10 years, does not mean they are qualified to be your mentor. Look at the individual’s past successes and find out exactly how they’ve contributed to them. Check with others to gauge this person’s visibility in the industry and determine whether or not that success is directly related to the type of business you want to build. Connections: A good advisor/mentor will open doors in the places you need doors opened. If you’re a music content provider and you need help with licensing, find someone who knows the legal and business development side of major labels. If your revenue model is based on advertising, find someone who can help broker deals with ad networks and agencies. If you’re building your business on a 3rd party platform, get an advisor with friends on the inside. Personality: Determine whether or not your potential advisor is famous or infamous. Sites like The Funded allow entrepreneurs to share their good and bad experiences of investment groups and individuals. While these reviews should be taken with a grain of salt, you want a mentor that is present to answer your questions, engaged enough to offer suggestions, patient enough to explain some of the basic tenets of startup life, and finally, mature enough to have their suggestions occasionally rejected. Let us know how you chose your mentor/advisor in the comments below. Tags:#How To#start#startups 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting dana oshiro A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more