“Masquerade Party” for 704 Sky Lounge on Saturday

first_imgAfter a three-year hiatus, Heineken’s Masquerade Party will return to the 704 Sky Lounge on Saturday evening. The event is expected to be ‘off the hook’ as the venue is being transformed into the ultimate green light effect.It’s the place that you must be this weekend as some of Guyana’s and Trinidad’s best DJs will provide the party experience of a lifetime. Upon entry, patrons will be given free masks and beads.The music will, however, put you in the party mood. Heating up the dance floor will be Boom DJ Seen Up.Later in the evening, DJ Ana and DJ Simmons from Trinidad will take over the console. These two DJs are known to set the place on fire with their excellent juggling skills. In fact, DJ Ana had the crowd going when Heineken hosted its champion league at the Marriott Beach Front.Moreover, early bird tickets for the Masquerade party cost $1500 and will be available at the 704 Sky Lounge and Sports Bar. If you do not have that early bird ticket then patrons will pay $2000 at the door.Doors to the party will open at 21:00h.last_img read more

Drinking and driving: a social illness

first_imgDrinking and driving is a social illness that plagues societies across the globe: from the well-developed to the Third World.In Guyana, it is well-known that accidents on the roadways account for a large percentage of deaths in the country. Recently, there have been measures such as a curfew put in place to curb the number of drunk drivers who will be on the roads. However, I think that even though we can put measures in place to deal with consequences of alcohol abuse, we should put measures in place to prevent alcoholism to begin with.In our country, alcohol use and, in many cases, abuse, is something of a culture. Our idea of a good time is often centred on the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Our regional and local music that we’re expected to support encourages it. It’s not to say that drinking alcohol is inherently bad, but our culture promotes excess: Drink until you lose consciousness; drink one more; how can you have fun if you don’t drink? It normalises the overuse of alcohol.Of course, this is not unique to just Guyanese or Caribbean culture, but particularly in Guyana I believe it has far-reaching consequences. Guyana has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. This speaks volumes of mental health care. Persons with mental illnesses often times feel stigmatised, and are afraid to speak about their problems. This is because many Guyanese believe that mental illnesses aren’t real sicknesses. They think that they’re made up, are an overreaction, or just cries for attention. When there isn’t anyone one feels comfortable talking to, and you’ve grown up with alcohol being used casually, it becomes easy to turn to the bottle. If this happens, and one becomes dependent upon alcohol to solve one’s problems, alcoholism is quick to follow.While that may just be one reason why people drink excessively, it is of course not the only one. There are many cultural and social influences that engender the “alcohol culture”. However, one thing that shouldn’t happen under any circumstances is drunk driving. This endangers not only oneself, but innocent people around you.What can we do? I think the first step has to happen in our homes. We need to encourage everything within limits. We have to show the younger generation the meaning of the phrase “drink responsibly”, rather than just stating it and never giving them real-life examples. It is not an easy task to accomplish, but it starts with the individual. If you notice someone drinking excessively, step in. It takes an active rather than passive effort. We cannot see something going wrong and say that it’s someone else’s problem. That same drunk driver could end up killing a dear friend or relative of yours. We also have to encourage our friends to take it easy. Often, we tend to encourage our friends to do just the opposite in the interest of “fun”. However, if you care about that person, you should care about their safety.last_img read more

Giving them…

first_img…bread and circusNowadays, the IMF tends to be a tad more diplomatic than back in the day when that entity could just come into a country and take over its treasury, like the US did with Haiti back in the 19th century. Maybe it has to do with the fact that when the IMF was done with imposing its “conditionalities” on its loans, the countries all resembled Haiti!! Case in point, of course, being Guyana and its ERP.But today, the IMF’s become “kinder and gentler”, since it had to intervene in Europe in the last decade. Its officials couldn’t very well treat Europeans like they did Third World natives, could they? And it’d be too obvious for the IMF to go back to its old ways now that China has a toe on its Board. Be that as it may, the IMF team that closed its eyes to gold propping up GDP purely nominally, without doing squat for the people of Guyana, at least had the grace to rap Guyana (and the rest of the Caribbean) for wasting its money on frivolities.Team members cautioned these countries to spend “better”, not “more” — more specifically on infrastructure, and not on boondoggles. But why should the PNC-led APNU/AFC government need a bevy of third-rate economists from the IMF (you think they send down fellas like Joseph Stiglitz down here??!) to tell them that? Hadn’t the World Bank pointed a decade ago to the need for countries that wanted to pull themselves out of poverty to “band their bellies” and develop infrastructure??Hadn’t the World Bank given “chapter and verse” to illustrate its recommendation with the success of the Far East?? But why even go that far? Right here in Guyana, the PPP government had succeeded in fostering consistent, balanced growth rates by focusing on infrastructure. And the PPP had left a flurry of projects in the pipelines — the CJIA expansion, the West Demerara Highway, the Brazil-Berbice Highway, etc, etc.But what did this government do the moment it came in?? Why?? Bread and Circuses, of course!! If you can’t beat them in performance, dazzle them with BS!! Big Independence bash followed by a bigger Jubilee bash complete with a billion-dollar circus stadium that’s already half-eaten by wood ants! Then a big Mash Bash! The biggest infrastructural project of all – Amaila Falls Hydro – was dropped faster than a hot potato. Why? Well, the Govt said it was because GPL would’ve had to pay US0 million annually for the electricity. They forgot to mention that in any case GPL pays this amount for oil for its generators — which it wouldn’t have to run!!But not to worry. When the country is bankrupt again by the PNC, the PPP will have to bail it out again!…hogwashIf your Eyewitness wanted proof of the length the Government would go to mamaguy their supporters, it was delivered by the banner headline in their edition of yesterday: “GOLDFIELDS EXPANDING …scores of jobs to be created”. Imagine boasting about “scores” of jobs!! Whatever happened to the 100,000 jobs that they would’ve created when they staunched the “siphoning of billions and billions” by the dastardly PPP?? Oh how low have the mighty (job creation) fallen!! Or has the “siphoning” intensified?But it gets worse. The goldfield “expansion” is by Aurora Mines – the expatriate company that siphons off 95% of the foreign exchange it earns on its gold production. At this time, that amounts to 150,000 ozs, so we’re talking about more than US$150,000,000 “repatriated” to foreign climes. And what do we get? A measly 5% in royalties and “scores” of jobs!!And yet this Government would boast about the economy “growing” from gold!!What actually grew was the BS!!…alternative factsOn the announcement in the Chronic mentioned above, your Eyewitness would like the PM’s shill to pronounce on whether Bulkan vetted it.The shill reports to the PM, but Bulkan reports to Pressie himself! Stand down, water boy!!last_img read more

Moral hazard…

first_img…and JordanOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo pointed out that by offering tax amnesties to those folks who haven’t paid their taxes, Finance Minister Winston Jordan was opening up serious “moral hazard” questions. The PPP’s General Secretary also noted this danger was identified by the IMF. Well!! Who told Jagdeo to raise this moral hazard danger!??!! Jordan came out swinging: “I don’t know what’s all this nonsense about moral hazard Jagdeo’s talking about!!”This reaction was so heated and personal your Eyewitness assumed Jordan thought Jagdeo was accusing HIM of some moral lapse…like being caught in flagrante delicto?? But it soon became clear Jordan’s ire was raised because he didn’t fully comprehend the meaning of the term “moral hazard” as used by Jagdeo, who’s an economist. As such, the term refers to a situation when somebody has an incentive to take risks that OTHERS will pay for.It’s like the fella who’s carelessly installing expensive but required electrical wiring because he has big home insurance: he figures he’ll just buy a new home if the place burns down!! In the case of the taxes, all Jagdeo said was, “People know that when you have tax amnesties, anyone can go in there and work out special deals because it is not transparently done.”Now he was talking as an economist who’d been Finance Minister for years and President for another 12!! He KNOWS what goes on with these “amnesties”!! Jordan, however, insisted, “There would be no reduction of tax; none at all…it is just the penalties that would be waived.” From his reaction, it’s even clearer Jordan really doesn’t understand the ramifications of “moral hazard” – which is fatal for a man in charge of our national finances.He should’ve considered Jagdeo’s caution from at least two different perspectives rather than his rose-coloured glasses. Governments in general – and this government in particular – may have policies that are straight up. But the policies have to be executed by INDIVIDUALS – and this is where moral hazard enters the picture. Take the duty-free policy on vehicles for returning Guyanese…the policy’s very clear…but we know about the runnings – like with the Mook’s Lexus SUVs!!So, with the tax amnesties, shouldn’t Jordan conduct a check (an audit!?!) on how the amnesties were applied. The second area’s even more fundamental – and Jordan should be spanked for missing it. In Guyana, taxes have to be paid ahead of time – quarterly. A businessman who’s allowed to NOT PAY ON TIME – with no penalties imposed – will be encouraged to go this route. THAT’s moral hazard!!The Government loses because it has lost the opportunity costs of the taxes not paid up front!And we wonder why the economy’s tanking?!…and Amerindian (under) developmentPM Nagamootoo, in his role as apologist for the PNC-led Government with a column in the Chronic, confronts moral hazard issues every time he writes!! He recently expatiated at length about how much the Government’s done for Indigenous Peoples. One wonders which world he’s living in!! He mentioned the radio station – broadcasting Government propaganda day and night!! He spoke of his visit to the Rupununi last year when he observed the rainy weather flooding – apparently completely oblivious to the same flooding this year. Meaning nothing was done about it!! He went on and on about all kinds of innocuous Government programmes – all part of the Government’s pappy show about “doing something”.But reality kicked in when Allicock, the individual who he boasted invited him to the Rupununi, was quoted in the same Chronic bemoaning that 40,000 out of 48,000 Amerindian youths were unemployed!!So much for the Hinterland Employment and Youth Service (HEYS) programme Nagamootoo boasted about!!The sad fact is Nagamootoo is just a shrill PNC shill!!…in constitutional interpretationThe moral hazard question was raised when former PPP Exec Ramkarran – noting all Richardson had to show was the Parliament’s amendment of Art 90 “adversely affected” Art 1 and 9 to be unconstitutional – yet praised the CCJ’s decision.Denying thousands of citizens from contesting the presidency doesn’t “adversely affect” democracy?last_img read more

Blinded by racial lens and political fixation

first_imgDear Editor,The other day the media kindly published a letter from me in which I underscored the need for a review of the criteria and system used to identify national honourees.In the letter, in addition to suggesting that the total annual numbers should be reduced, I also identified some factors that might be considered and some that need not be, because there are other means available to take care of them. There was no iota of racial or political consideration, overtly nor implicitly, in any of my critique or suggestions.I was, therefore, flabbergasted to see that practically all the “commentators” imported and assigned their own racial/political biases into my letter; they used their standard cowardly pseudonyms to hide their own disgusting and dangerous fixation. Of course, they were liberal in their ‘personal attacks’ on me, which do not bother me in the least, but which unfortunately serve as additional fuel for the dangerous societal fires that are already engulfing this sadly depressing territory called Guyana.When, oh when, my dear compatriots, will we break out of our obsession with race and politics so that we can start realising the true potential of our ‘dear land of Guyana’ for the benefit of all Guyanese?Sincerely,Nowrang Persaudlast_img read more

Linden Town Week 2016 officially opens

first_img– Miss LTW Pageant notably absent from calendarlA section of the gathering at LTW openinginden Mayor Carwyn Holland on Sunday declared the 20th year of the Linden Town Week (LTW) celebrations officially opened, signalling the commencement of 10 days of culture, sport and fete. This year, the annual event which celebrates the birth of the town is being hosted by Vybz Entertainment Inc once again, under the theme “Reflection, resilience, rediscover Linden. Celebrating who we are.” A church service followed by a march pass along Republic Avenue, Linden, were a prelude to the official opening held at the Linden-Georgetown minibus park.A number of melodic performances by local artistes as well as dance and an award segment set the stage for the 10 days of celebrations.In his presentation before a packed audience, Holland underscored the importance of Linden as a town, promising that it “will be made great again”. This year, Linden is also celebrating 46 years as a town and 100 years of bauxite mining.“As we launch this year’s Linden Town Week celebration, I look forward to rich, cultural presentations that remind us of our heritage and inspire our youths to become involved in the arts. This year’s celebration must be more than just an opportunity to frolic. It should represent the heart and the mind of the people of Linden. It should showcase the wealth of our resources we possess and entice investors to invest,” the Mayor said.He added that Linden Town Week is an ideal time to demonstrate the human and natural resources of the town because the season for accelerated income generation in the resources rich town is now.“Linden Town Week, when come and gone, should leave a trail of development. Something must be seen as evidence of success, of this sports, culture and entertainment tourism package… If this is not seen afterwards, then I encourage a re-think and a remodel of Town Week to achieve same”, Holland said.Chairman of Vybz Entertainment Inc Devin Sears said the LTW event has grown and underwent many changes over the years, developing from the idea of Linden Town Day, which was first crafted by Lindener Norvel Fredericks 20 years ago. He said Fredericks had a dream then, of showcasing everything that Linden has to offer.Noting that this is the second year Vybz Entertainment has the LTW franchise, Sears noted that there are numerous challenges, however it is a time for reflecting on how far the event has come and where it is headed. Young people, he said, are one of the primary focuses this year, as he outlined numerous activities planned to ensure their participation.“Linden Town Week is an opportunity for us to showcase what we have to offer, primarily through tourism… Linden Town Week 2016 offers a lot to our young people. Vybz Entertainment along with other promoters, have collaborated to bring you the Skip to My Lou competition… debating competition, we have Spelling B.A new feature has been added – the high school singing competition hosted by Code Red Records, has seen nine finalists…The future of Linden lies in our young people. We have to ensure that the talent they have is nurtured”.Senior citizens will not be left out this year, noted Sears who said the annual senior citizens receptions will be held. The event will also see karaoke competitions as well as the usual concept parties. Due to lack of sponsorship however, Sears said for the first time, there will be no Miss LTW pageant as is customary, however, the organisers will look at the possibility of hosting the event sometime later this year. The ‘Miss Big and Bold’ pageant will be hosted, nevertheless.“We’ve decided to shift it, in ensuring that quality of the Miss Linden Town Week remains, we had to shift it, but it will be coming before the end of this year so that Linden can enjoy, once again, having a queen that will reign for one year,” he assured.Sears said plans for next year’s activity will commence soon after the hosting of this year’s event, as organisers seek to promote Linden as a tourist destination.The 10 days of activities will also be marked by local exhibitions, village day showcases, and numerous entertainment activities.last_img read more

200 young Filipinos join Schuman Cup football fest

first_imgNCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu UST enters UAAP Finals, topples La Salle in 5 sets The event was led by Neco Lambey, the head of the Caribbean Football Club and a highly experienced professional soccer coach from the Caribbean nation of Belize./atm “We would like to give the opportunity to some young Filipinos to experience the dynamism of football,” said EU Ambassador Franz Jessen in a statement issued on Sunday.Jessen said the event, which was held Saturday at the Alabang Country Club, aimed to strengthen the relationship between the EU and the Philippines in sports.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAmong those football clubs that took part in the event were Gawad Kalinga, Dream Big Philippines, Ceres Alabang, Punta Fuego football club and Tali FC.Some European diplomats from the EU Delegation were also present at the Schuman Cup. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Some 200 aspiring young Filipino football players joined the Schuman Cup on Saturday, May 4, 2019. (Photos from the European Union Delegation to the Philippines)MANILA, Philippines — About 200 young Filipinos aspiring to be football players participated in the recently concluded Schuman Cup, which consisted of friendly matches and a football clinic, in Alabang, Muntinlupa.Schuman Cup is the second ever Euro-Filipino Football Festival organized by the European Union (EU) Delegation to the Philippines with the support of the German Embassy.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief View commentslast_img read more

Globe, Beach Volleyball Republic team up for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open 2019

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Summer’s not quite over yet as Globe teams up with Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) to bring an action-packed sporting event in the country! A total of 64 players from international (32) and local (32) elite teams will compete in the upcoming FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open 2019 that will happen from May 23 to 26, 2019 at the White House Beach Resort in Boracay.The event will not just focus on the sport of beach volleyball since the participating players will also be at the forefront of the campaign for the use of reusable water containers and sports bottles during the tournament and help raise awareness on the importance of avoiding single-use plastics. Globe and BVR will also work closely with the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force, the local government of Malay and White House Beach Resort, the official tournament venue, as part of the efforts to promote sustainable sports tourism.ADVERTISEMENT The program hopes to empower and inspire Filipino underprivileged youth through beach volleyball as a language of hope and as a platform to make the dream of winning in international events come true. The activity is fully supported by Globe and is BVR’s way of promoting the country through beach volleyball as well as paying it forward to the community. Globe will also join BVR’s Sandroots Program Tours throughout the year that includes holding beach volleyball clinics in select provincial communities in Visayas and Mindanao.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Beach volleyball is one of the world’s most exciting sports competitions, and it will be a good opportunity for the Philippines and for Globe to showcase the country’s capabilities when it comes to hosting global sporting events while also promoting responsible care for the environment through eco-tourism. We hope many Filipinos will head out to Boracay and witness the world’s best of the best in beach volleyball for a great summer to remember and get ready to #GrowTheGame,” says Issa Cabreira, Head of Consumer Mobile Business at Globe Telecom.Charo Soriano, BVR President, for her part, expressed gratitude to Globe for partnering with them in the hosting of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open 2019. “We would like to thank Globe for sharing our vision of promoting sports and eco-tourism in the Philippines through beach volleyball, given the richness and robustness of the country’s natural resources. The Philippines has placed well in past editions of this tournament and I hope we will do well again this year and show the world the kind of up-and-coming powerhouse that we are in the sport of beach volleyball.”AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsA hydration area will be set up at the tournament venue for the players where they can fill up their respective reusable water containers or sports bottles. Volleyball fans can also visit the Globe Eco-Booth and show their support with the use of reusable sports bottles. Globe users can get a free reusable water bottle and eco-bag by simply registering to GoSAKTO90 and a free water refilling station will also be put up to quench their thirst while enjoying the tournament.To conclude the weekend, BVR will hold a beach volleyball clinic from 10 AM to 12 noon, which will be participated by over 80 indigenous (Ati) and underprivileged children as part of the group’s Sandroots Development Program for 2019. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting MOST READ Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Ronaldo not enough as Juve extend Italian domination but fall short in Europe Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN View commentslast_img read more

No longer champs, injured Warriors brace for unclear summer

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts after teammate Klay Thompson was injured during the second half against the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr still considers Golden State an ideal fit for Kevin Durant.Whether Durant sees it that way going into free agency next month, Kerr isn’t about to guess. Especially now that the two-time NBA Finals MVP is headed for what could be a yearlong recovery from surgery for a ruptured right Achilles tendon.ADVERTISEMENT Thompson’s knee surgery has not yet been set. Kerr doesn’t expect to ever see two injuries this severe in consecutive Finals games again.He was still stunned a day later, and Myers, too. Now the GM must immediately turn his focus toward next week’s draft and then free agency. Both expressed their tremendous pride in how the Warriors fought despite being denied a three-peat.“You’re talking about two career-altering injuries to two of your best players in back-to-back Finals games. Unheard of. It will probably never happen again,” Kerr said. “We’re in new territory now and you just have to keep moving forward.” Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Nick Nurse’s nomadic coaching path takes him to an NBA title Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing LATEST STORIES MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Read Next Asked how optimistic he is about bringing back Durant, an emotionally exhausted Myers said, simply, “I don’t know” while noting of free agency “it’s never what you think.”“He’s a guy who’s been, like I said, what more can we ask for from him?” Myers said. “He’s been everything to us, the guy has been everything that we could have ever dreamed. He’s been an awesome member of this organization. There’s so much he does in the community that probably doesn’t get as many headlines, things he’s done in D.C., his foundation, how he kind of lives his life. We’re lucky to have been around him. Hopefully we’ll keep doing that.”All season, the Warriors were determined to cherish this ride together knowing the roster could look far different once training camp rolls around in September — along with the venue as Golden State moves across the bay to the new Chase Center in San Francisco. Golden State’s players also insist they have never taken for granted the special five-year run featuring three championships and five consecutive Finals berths.“In the history of this NBA you could highlight every team that was supposed to win or had the best team and all the different story lines. And 82 games and a full playoff run, a lot can happen,” Stephen Curry said. “It’s just a matter of how much you fight and just leave it all out there on the floor. I think the way that we have talked and described this journey and whatnot, I don’t think there’s ever been a situation where we have taken anything for granted. And that’s something I can look back and just hold.“We all can hold our head high that we gave it everything we got. … Two guys who go down and the game’s kind of taken away from them in those moments, it’s not a good feeling at all. And it’s kind of a helpless feeling in terms of two freak plays that send these guys back to the locker room. So it’s tough, but it’s part of basketball, it’s part of the game. Again, I just hope their recoveries are strong and they come back better than they were before.”ADVERTISEMENT “Well, the injury kind of throws everything for a loop, so I have no idea what Kevin’s going to do,” Kerr said Friday. “I know that we all want him back, and we think this is a great situation for him and vice versa. So, hopefully we get him back and keep this thing going with the understanding that he’s a free agent and we want what’s best for him, and he’s free to make any choice he wants. Hopefully he’s back, and we will all give him any advice, any counsel that he needs. And ultimately he’s going to make his own decision. He’s earned that.”A day after losing Game 6 of the Finals to the champion Toronto Raptors, Kerr and general manager Bob Myers braced for an uncertain summer while still trying to cope with the heartbreak of seeing Durant go down in Game 5. Then Klay Thompson tore the ACL in his left knee during the third quarter of Thursday night’s 114-110 loss in the final game at Oracle Arena. Durant was injured in Game 5 on Monday night in Toronto, then underwent surgery Wednesday in New York.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“This year more than any other tested the fabric of our team,” Myers said. “It’s hard to not value a championship as much as I value short of winning a championship, and in some ways more than winning a championship, this year I might have been the proudest of our resolve. I don’t know if that’s evident. I hear that from people in the Bay Area, the support we’ve gotten, the things people say about kind of conducting ourselves as champions. That stuff matters. Winning matters, too, obviously. It all matters. Try to continue to hang onto that culture.”In February, Durant became frustrated over all the fuss and speculation about where he might play next season, and said “I’m trying to play basketball.” He signed a two-year contract last summer that includes a player option for the 2019-20, so Durant can become a free agent to pursue a maximum five-year deal. The Warriors are expected to try to sign both Durant and Thompson to those max contracts. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao View commentslast_img read more

Fiba U19 World Cup: Gilas Youth still winless after bowing to Argentina

first_imgTaal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Kai Sotto. Photo from Fiba.comMANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas Youth fell short in its comeback bid and bowed to Argentina, 77-72, late Sunday to stay winless in the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup at Heraklion University Sports Hall in Heraklion, Greece.Minus injured star big man AJ Edu, the Filipinos kept fighting as they rallied from 15 points down late in the fourth quarter to give the Argentinians a scare.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gilas takes on Russia (1-1) on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Kevin Durant to sign with Brooklyn Nets Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay LATEST STORIES 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Dave Ildefonso led the fightback, scoring 11 of his game-high 22 points in the final frame. He made two free throws to make it a four-point game with 22 seconds left.Argentina, however, kept its poise down the stretch. A pair of freebies by Lucas Reyes sealed the game, 77-71, with 12 ticks to go.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsKai Sotto made his presence felt on both ends of the floor with 17 points, eight rebounds and six blocks while Ildefonso also grabbed 10 rebounds for the Nationals, who dropped to 0-2 after losing to Greece, 85-69, in their opener.Marco Giordano had 18 points for Argentina, which leads Group C at 2-0. Reyes, whose 3-pointer, gave his team a 68-53 advantage with 6:34 left, finished with 15 points and five assists. Ukrainian prime minister resigns after recordings published Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists View comments Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spottedlast_img read more