Ravena not allowed to play in ‘any league,’ practice with NLEX during ban

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film TNT core, Gilas cadets, Blatche to represent PH in Asian Games Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Fiba slapped Ravena with the nearly-two-year ban after testing for prohibited substances found in a pre-workout drink, preventing him from playing with NLEX in the PBA and Gilas Pilipinas until next year.READ: Ravena wants to raise awareness on anti-doping issues after banPBA Chairman Ricky Vargas said that the “PBA board took the decision of Fiba seriously.”“The PBA is a member of the SBP and we will respect the rules that are in consonance with Fiba’s ruling of suspension,” said Vargas. “If we don’t comply with Fiba, the governing body might not allow imports to come to the PBA.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Kiefer Ravena reduced to being a spectator. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKiefer Ravena will be missing a lot of basketball for a while.The NLEX rookie’s 18-month suspension is not just limited to national team games and the PBA but to all basketball activities that the sport’s governing body Fiba sanctions.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 SBP President Al Panlilio said on Thursday after the league’s board meeting at the PBA office that Ravena is not allowed to participate in any basketball activity under Fiba, including events.READ: Kiefer Ravena tests positive for banned substancesFEATURED 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 crownHe also cannot practice with the Road Warriors and will have to train on his own.“It is clear that he is not allowed to play in any league,” said Panlilio. “It is very clear in the ruling that Kiefer cannot participate in all leagues, even events, except for activities that relate to anti-doping activities.” China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

‘Tear-Tear’ LD$50 in Circulation

first_imgOn Thursday, June 5, 2014, a customer of a local bank walked into the offices of the Daily Observer and in his hand was a wad of mutilated Liberian dollar banknotes. The banknotes were all in L$50 denomination valued at about L$600.00. Some of the notes were torn and taped; some had mixed serial numbers, while others just looked very bad.This bank customer, name withheld, explained that the mutilated bills were among thousands of Liberian dollars he withdrew from the local bank, name withheld. He alleged that the mutilated banknote was among the money the teller paid him. “I didn’t check the money at the counter because it was a huge amount. But when I got somewhere safer to check it, I observed that a huge amount of the money, mainly the L$50 bills, were mutilated,” he explained.The business desk of the Daily Observer is withholding the names of the local bank and the customer involved because he [customer] admitted that he didn’t check the money at the bank [counter] in line with banking policy.It is a major policy of banks requiring all customers to check their monies on the counter immediately after they are paid by the teller.Meanwhile, the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) has a window at its Warren Street Banking Hall that accepts mutilated banknotes. This customer was immediately requested by our business desk to proceed to the CBL to change his mutilated money. Meanwhile, bank customers including the general public, have also complained about mutilated L$5 banknotes in circulation.Most bank customers complain about the mutilated L$5 at banking halls, with some going to the extent of refusing it because of the L$5 banknote are mutilated. Most businesses, to include market women and other traders, will not accept mutilated money from customers. As such, it is unclear why bank would circulate them.Nonetheless, mutilated bank notes are also a business opportunity for many yanna boys. Passing through Monrovia and its environs with a loudspeaker in hand, yanna boys announce that they will exchange ‘tear-tear’ money (mutilated banknotes) for good ones — for fifty percent of the value, that is. For example, a yanna boy will exchange a mutilated L$50 for L$25. Would the buyer rather lose the whole L$50 or at least get L$25 out of it? Yanna boys of course know about the Central Bank window, which most customers may not, or may not have the time to visit. A matter of opportunity cost.Such is the nature of business — one man’s problem is another man’s business idea. As such, while Liberians may be angry about getting tear-tear bank notes from their banks, business is probably booming for yanna boys.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cop charged with rape of 15-year-old

first_imgA member of the Guyana Police Force was on Thursday released on $250,000 bail after he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Senior Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus for the rape of a 15-year-old girl.Mark Otto, 23, is accused of engaging in sexual penetration of a child under the age of 16 during the month of May 2017.The Police Constable was not required to plead to the indictable charge after it was read to him.The matter was reported by the young woman’s mother after she found out that the two were involved in a relationship. The matter was adjourned to April 4, 2018 when Otto is scheduled to make his next court appearance.last_img read more

GBTI gives bursary awards to Early Savers

first_imgThe Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) on Thursday handed out bursary awards to 15 of its Early Savers’ students who sat the National Grades Six Assessment on March 28 and 29.The brief but significant ceremony was hosted at the bank’s Kingston, Georgetown office and was attended by the Assistant Chief Education Officer (Primary), Owen Pollard, among executives from the banking institution.The recipients who received an undisclosed amount of cash were urged by theThe proud awardees at Friday’s ceremonyEducation Officer to continue working hard.He said, “You will encounter many changes that you will have to adapt to… whilst many persons are there to guide your path, you have to make the final decision”.Pollard also charged the parents of the beneficiaries to continue supporting their children as many parents tend to lose interest in their children’s education as they grow older.Meanwhile, the Executive Director of GBTI, Richard Isava encouraged the students to not stop at one achievement.According to him, “It’s not about how many goals you score but how many obstacles you overcome”.Among this year’s recipients was NGSA’s top performer, Naila Rahaman. Early Savers from two other banking locations also received bursary awards on Friday.The Bank nonetheless vowed to continue its drive in helping to mould minds.last_img read more

PPP makes inroads in Georgetown, cops 7 seats

first_imgThe Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) results show that the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has taken Georgetown, with Mayor Patricia Chase Green’s constituency solidly supporting her. But the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has showed improved gains in the city, compared to 2016.At a press conference on Tuesday, Returning Officer for Georgetown Duarte Hetsberger announced that APNU would hold the majority on the City Council. APNU got a total of 18,127 votes.This time, however, the PPP has significantly more seats on the Council thanMayor Patricia Chase Green gained victory in her constituencybefore and is second only to APNU in terms of votes. Commenting on the coalition’s loss of seats, People’s National Congress (PNC) Chairperson Volda Lawrence acknowledged that they have more work to do.“With a turnout of that number, certainly one would expect a low voter turnout at that level would have affected everybody. So we don’t see it as a loss. What we see it as is taking stock of the fact that we need to do more to educate people about Local Government.”“This is their thing, (but) I believe many persons have not bought in to Local Government. I believe there were a lot of expectations. There were personal expectations that did not materialise. So a few people felt they shouldn’t exercise their franchise,” Lawrence also noted.Lawrence noted that APNU nevertheless has a new cadre of persons who went out and performed. While this is true, there are still some old faces. These include Chase Green, who received a notable 2212 votes in her Tucville/North Ruimveldt constituency.The Mayor has had to testify before a recent Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into City Hall… a CoI that has uncovered many discrepancies. While it focused on the actions of Town Clerk Royston King, sections of society expressed the view that Chase Green, having presided over everything, should face some of the heat.Other old faces that were returned include Deputy Mayor Akeem Peters and Heston Bostwick. Among the new members of the Council are PPP candidate Nalissa Ferguson, who edged out APNU’s Shondel Hope by 877 votes to 756, respectively. They contested in constituency two, Kitty North, Central and SouthDeputy Mayor Akeem Peters won in constituency five, which includes the Sophia/Turkeyen areaand Subryanville.PPP’s Param Persaud, with 1279 votes in constituency six, is another new face at City Hall, as is APNU’s Ubraj Narine and Cilesia Hall. PPP Councillor Bishram Kuppen, who has at times lead the drive for transparency at City Hall, was narrowly edged out by APNU candidate Ivelaw Henry in constituency seven (Bourda/Stabroek/Lacytown).APNU’s votes are followed by the PPP, which got 7050 votes and the Alliance For Change (AFC), which received 3059. APNU got a total of 21 seats on the City Council, nine of which came from the PR and 12 from the First Past the Post components. Back in 2016, the combined APNU/AFC controlled 25 seats.The PPP received seven seats, including four from the PR component. It is a definite improvement, as they only got two seats in 2016. The AFC’s only two seats came from the PR method. There was a 28.3 per cent voter turnout.She also denied that the Local Government Elections would be a precursor to 2020s General and Regional Elections. Lawrence had faith that the 2020 election would see a more positive turn out, as people are likely to take it more seriously.last_img read more

“No election date, no meeting”

first_img– Jagdeo slams Govt over “fraudulent” behaviourOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo made clear his intention that he does not plan to meet with President David Granger unless an election date is announced by him, while accusing the Government of engaging in fraudulent behaviour.The first letter shows an official correspondence between President David Granger and GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice James Patterson that was shared with GECOM Commissioners, while the sent letter which the Opposition claimed was altered appears on the Ministry of the Presidency official websiteOn Monday, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon had written Jagdeo and invited him to a meeting with the President on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 to discuss upcoming elections and funding of those elections, as well as to discuss the role of the National Assembly during this period.Addressing his weekly press conference on Thursday, Jagdeo said that the two agenda items listed in the missive were issues covered by the Constitution and, therefore, he saw no need to be meeting on those issues, unless a date was set for an election.“It is a waste of time to go there for another PR (public relations) opportunity where we shake hands and people believe ‘oh, everything is going fine, we’re in a normal situation’. Unless elections and the time and elections date are on the agenda, there’ll be no meeting,” he asserted.Jagdeo noted that the Constitution provides for the role of the National Assembly and for the funding and gives the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) the discretion to use the funds that it has at its disposal which is a lump sum.When questioned as to whether he thinks that he should attend the meeting in the interest of the country and its people, the Opposition Leader responded by saying that he will not accede to any act of bullyism and dictatorship. Rather, the Government should respect the Constitution.“Moving this country forward can only be done in a context where we respect our Constitution and the laws of Guyana. It can’t be done with impunity when one side believes they can violate every law, every ruling of the court and when the time comes, use patriotism,” Jagdeo added.He, however, said he would be writing to the Government to point out his issues, which he would like to be placed on the agenda for discussion.Fraudulent behaviourMeanwhile, Jagdeo is accusing the coalition Government of engaging in fraudulent behaviour, after it altered the letter instructing GECOM to prepare for national elections.On Monday, February 25, President Granger dispatched a letter to GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice James Patterson, instructing that the Commission begin preparing for elections.The letter read, “The Government of Guyana is committed to doing everything possible to ensure that the Commission is provided with the financial resources and has sufficient time to conduct credible elections. I urge the Commission, therefore, to commence preparations for the conduct of GRE [General and Regional Elections].”It added, “The Government of Guyana will initiate measures to provide funds required and to seek the approval of the National Assembly to ensure that an agreement can be reached, given both the constitutional requirements and GECOM’s capability.”However, an altered letter released by the Ministry of the Presidency to the public contradicts what was stated in the original correspondence.The altered letter reads: “I have noted also, GECOM as a constitutional agency would require a new appropriation of funds approved by the National Assembly for the conduct of General and Regional Elections. I now write you in that context for us to initiate consultations on the readiness of GECOM for the conduct of General and Regional Elections in 2019.”last_img read more

Holiday CounterAttack Roadchecks start today

first_imgAs it is now December, ICBC is launching their roadchecks to prevent drinking and driving this Holiday season.ICBC says that while attitudes toward drinking and driving have changed considerably over the years, 86 people in BC die each year as a result of car crashes relating to impaired driving.During  December, an average of four people are killed in related accidents.- Advertisement -From now until the end of December, RCMP will set up roadchecks in an attempt to keep the impaired drivers off our roads.“We’ve made significant progress but too many people are still losing their lives due to impaired driving,” said Minister of Justice, Suzanne Anton. “CounterAttack remains a key part of our provincial enforcement strategy and further reducing crashes involving alcohol and drugs makes our roads safer for British Columbians.”25 communities in BC are also part of the Operation Red Nose program, which offers rides to drivers who have been drinking or feel too tired to drive during the holidays.Advertisementlast_img read more

Hilarious Sanogo song you MUST hear

first_imgHe’s derided for not being too good, but that hasn’t stopped this Crystal Palace fan from taking a shine to Eagles’ loan signing Yaya Sanogo.The Frenchman joined Palace from Arsenal for the rest of the season in January – becoming Alan Pardew’s first arrival since taking over the Selhurst Park hotseat – and while he scored in his second appearance for the club, he has been challenged by Pardew to fight for a starting spot.As this video above shows though, he has won over at least one person.last_img read more

Questions raised in La Jolla slide

first_imgBy Allison Hoffman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO – Jeanne Plante didn’t pay much attention this summer as city engineers worked to figure out why the busy road up the hill from her house was ominously cracking. Then the ground below the road suddenly collapsed last week, taking four houses with it and burying two others. Now, she and her neighbors want to know why it took so long for the city to recognize that a major landslide risk was imminent. The area where the collapse occurred, Mount Soledad, is an upper-middle-class residential neighborhood that boasts views of mountains to the east and a short commute to the surf spots and tony restaurants of downtown La Jolla. Residents who live near the slide zone criticized the city for not warning that a slide was possible after concerns about water main leaks, sinking curbside meters and creeping gaps in the sidewalk first cropped up in July. “We are helpless,” said Joseph Tsai, a retired engineer who moved to Mount Soledad 12 years ago. “It depends on the city to address the problems.” City officials have said they were considering new vehicle weight limits and other stopgap measures early in the week but didn’t realize a collapse was imminent until shortly before it happened. Residents of the four houses directly atop the collapse were advised late Tuesday not to sleep in their houses; homeowners whose properties were buried said they had no notice. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“If it happened to them, what’s to stop it from happening to us?” she said shortly after she was allowed to return to the $1.7 million gray-stone property, which sits about a hundred feet downslope from the toe of Wednesday’s landslide. City geologists say the collapse has apparently stabilized now that the stress has been relieved on the weak earth, which caved beneath a 50-yard stretch of road. But answers explaining why the collapse happened are harder to find. Four houses sank into the 20-foot-deep fissure, while tons of dirt carrying fully grown pines and eucalyptus shoved a wall of road asphalt and broken curb into two houses on the street below. Seven houses were so severely damaged that residents can’t even get inside, and 22 more are off-limits except with safety escorts. City officials estimate the damage could be $48 million – $26 million for broken sewer and water mains, and $22 million for private property losses. last_img read more


first_imgThe Rathmullan 5k Road Race and Walk takes place this Friday 22nd June 2012.  Registration from 6pm at the Resource Centre, race starts at 7.30pm.Refreshments and presentation in the Resource Centre after the Race.  Enquiries to 087-4152435.  DETAILS FOR THE RATHMULLAN 5K ROAD RACE AND WALK was last modified: June 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DETAILS FOR THE RATHMULLAN 5K ROAD RACE AND WALKlast_img read more