Soriano comes up big for Valdez-less Creamline, humbles Power Smashers

first_imgLIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSkipper Alyssa Valdez may be out but Creamline still played with cool composure and dropped the Power Smashers in straight sets, 25-22, 25-21, 25-22, in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Cool Smashers earned their first three-set win in the conference and improved to a league-leading 5-0 card that gave them a semifinals bye while the Power Smashers are at 1-4.ADVERTISEMENT Jia Morado orchestrated Creamline’s offense as she registered 62 excellent sets, a gargantuan figure compared to the Power Smashers’ Vira Guillema who made just 25.Jovelyn Prado led the Power Smashers with 15 points while Regine Arocha added 10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission View comments IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation 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 ‘Greek Freak’ Antetokounmpo invades Manila The Power Smashers were leading 22-20 in the third set, and was poised to hold on to their little bubble, but Pau Soriano showed the savvy and scored Creamline’s final five points.Creamline assistant coach Oliver Almadro admitted they had to adjust to Valdez’ absence with the 24-year-old joining the national team in Japan for training camp.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’“This is the first time without Alyssa so at the start you start to look for your firepower but along the way the team saw that they have to work,” said Almadro. “Everybody delivered and we really showed our depth today.”Soriano and Rosemarie Vargas led the Cool Smashers with 15 points apiece while Coleen Bravo, who came off the bench in the first set, added 13. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Man who allegedly pushed girlfriend out of car granted $500, 000 bail

first_imgTwenty-one-year-old Rick Sewcharran who is accused of allegedly pushing his girlfriend, Sasia Adams, out of his moving car which resulted in her death was on Tuesday released on $500,000 bail when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with a manslaughter charge.He was not required to plead to the indictable charge. The Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) resident was represented by prominent Attorney Sanjeev Datadin in association with former State Prosecutor Siand Dhurjon.In his bail application, Datadin told Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan that his client has been cooperating with Police ever since his arrest.Noting that his client has no prior brushes with the law, the Attorney related that based on what he was told, the female opened the car door and fell out.He observed that there was CCTV footage of what he deemed “an unfortunate incident”. Moreover, the Attorney stated that there was no evidence that his client acted deliberately to cause the woman’s demise. Datadin noted that Sewcharran was interviewed by Police for more than three hours and that he led them to the scene and recounted what happened.Although the prosecution had no objection to the accused being allowed his pre-trial liberty, Sewcharran was ordered to lodge his passport and report to Alberttown Police Station every Friday. The 21-year-old will next appear in Court One on July 13, 2018.Adams, an Essequibo native, resided at East Street, Georgetown and she succumbed to head injuries on June 12 after falling out of a moving car at Lamaha Street, Georgetown. Based on initial reports, her boyfriend reportedly told Police that the teen fell out of his moving vehicle around 20:00h on June 10, two days prior.However, alternative versions of what transpired during the incident surfaced as the still conscious Adams had related to doctors that she fell down. Another account had her jumping from the moving car.The post-mortem examination conducted by veteran State Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh indicated that the woman died as a result of blunt trauma to the head. No mention of her dying from injuries consistent with a vehicular accident was disclosed or reported.Investigators revealed that it appeared as though the woman was struck to her head and then pushed out of the moving car, resulting in her sustaining severe head injuries. The now deceased woman was employed at the Ramada Hotel as a front desk clerk.last_img read more

CCPA calls on persons to foster a child

first_img…as Foster Care Month is launchedThe Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) has once again dedicated the month of November to foster care; this time around, under the theme “Parenthood is more than just DNA, mentor or foster a child in need of care today”.The official launch was done on November 1, 2018, with an awareness walk from Bank of Guyana to the Georgetown seawall Band Stand.In an interview with Guyana Times on Saturday, Director of the Agency, Ann Greene called on persons to come forward and foster a child even as she highlighted the need for awareness when it comes to foster care.“Foster care is temporary care, meaning that a child for some reason or the other had to be removed from their home temporarily because something at the home isn’t right so we need to fix something. So foster care is temporary care with the ultimate goal being to return that child to their home or family. Adoption on the other hand is a legal process where the children have to get completely new parents and they become the legal parents,” she reminded. She encouraged persons to open their hearts and their homes and foster a child.She pointed out that any interested person will go through the necessary screening process before their application is processed, which includes a background and Police records check.According to Greene, the Agency will continue to focus on sensitisation in various groups, including religious organisations as well as Parent Teacher Association (PTA) groups. “The whole idea about it is to get the buy-in from the public. We want to increase our core list of foster parents because we have over 600 children in institutions,” she informed.last_img read more

Concern raised as cross border workers lose out on tax benefits

first_imgConcern has been sparked following revelations that workers from Donegal are losing tax benefits in Northern Ireland following changes introduced by the British government.Sinn Fein Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, who has written to both the British and Irish governments, outlined his concern on Monday.He said: “Over recent weeks, I have learned that with the introduction of the Universal Credit system by the British government, workers are now being asked to provide a postcode of residence within the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom to avail of tax credits. “Of course, workers from Donegal can’t provide such information and have found themselves being denied these vital financial supports.“I have made representations to the Minister for Social Protection and Employment Affairs, Regina Doherty asking that the Irish government seek an urgent resolution to this problem and my Sinn Féin colleagues Karen Mullan, MLA and Alex Maskey MLA have made similar representations to the British government.“Workers from Donegal working in the six counties or in the North of Ireland are denied access to supports like Family Income Supplement in the 26 counties because they are working in another tax jurisdiction,” he added.“This is bad enough but to also deny them tax benefits like any other worker in that jurisdiction is just plain discrimination and it has to be resolved and stopped as soon possible.” Concern raised as cross border workers lose out on tax benefits was last modified: July 29th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Key Big 5 showdown put back to Friday

first_imgRhamill@times-Standard.com @eurekaTS on TwitterThe Huskies and Loggers will have to wait at least two more days.The rain continued to plague local sports on Wednesday, with the postponement of two key Big 5 games, including the much anticipated baseball opener between Eureka and Fortuna.The game, scheduled for Newburg Park, will take place on Friday at 4 p.m. instead. The Loggers (9-0) are the favorites in the Big 5 this spring, while the Huskies (10-2) are considered their most …last_img read more

Neanderthals Not Our Cousins, Expert Claims

first_imgThe news media are reporting claims that Neanderthals and modern humans never interbred, based on work from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.  Both EurekAlert and Nature Science Update repeat the claim that the institute’s study of DNA and bones from four Neanderthals and five modern humans from scattered locations rules out any interbreeding.That’s until you read the fine print.  Can such things be known?  Listen to the disclaimers in the NSU article:Although the two groups seem to have been genetically separate, the fossil record is too patchy, and dating methods too unreliable, to say whether this was because they never met, or because they simply didn’t consider each other an enticing proposition.    Given the small number of fossils studied, it’s also possible that interbreeding did occur, he [David Serre] adds, but that we have not found the evidence yet.    Such a match-up would have been genetically feasible, says Stringer.  The two groups were closer in genetic terms than other primates that happily breed today, he says.If these were potentially interbreeding humans, then forget the racism going on in all this Neanderthal/modern dichotomizing.  All scientists can observe is that there were a few distinct physical characteristics among the Neanderthals, such as prominent brows and thicker bones.  What can we know but that early wrestlers and bikers just got together and formed their own societies?    There are groups of modern humans even today who prefer to associate with others like themselves.  They can and do form distinctive populations, like pygmies or Watusi.    The Bible speaks of the sons of Anak and the Nephelim who were giants in their time.  Did the Israelites interbreed with them?  Probably not.  Was either group non-human?  Of course not.    Dead men tell no tales.  Living ones, however, often tell whoppers, especially those in the Darwin population.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Bengal to draw up vision plan

first_imgThe West Bengal Cabinet on Wednesday decided to draw up a ‘Vision 10 and Vision 20’ plan for better performance and development in various fields in the next 10 to 20 years, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.“We will plan for 10 years and 20 years because if there is no proper planning, then there will be situations like the recent collapse of bridges. The Finance Department with the help of the Statistics and Planning Department will work on this,” she added.last_img