Erram, Belo team up as Blackwater deals Ginebra’s 1st loss

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LA Tenorio still tried to bring the Gin Kings back in the game, trimming the lead down to eight, 82-74, with 3:59 remaining, but Erram and Belo had the last laugh, hitting the crucial buckets to put the game away for good.Greg Slaughter carried Ginebra (2-1) with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists, while Tenorio got 16 markers, six dimes, five boards, and two steals in the defeat.The Scores: BLACKWATER 94 – Erram 22, Belo 22, Maliksi 17, Jose 8, DiGregorio 8, Sena 7, Cortez 4, Palma 4, Marcelo 2, Pinto 0, Cruz 0, Sumang 0.GINEBRA 77 – Slaughter 20, Tenorio 16, Aguilar 14, Thompson 12, Cruz 4, Taha 4, Caguioa 3, Ferrer 2, Mariano 2, Wilson 0, R. Aguilar 0.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsoncenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBlackwater started the new year just like how it ended last year: with a win.The Elite proved that they belong with the big boys, toppling one of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup powerhouses in Ginebra, 94-77, Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Quarters: 19-19, 41-33, 64-61, 94-77.RELATED VIDEO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina JP Erram  unloaded 22 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks, while Mac Belo also poured 22 markers on a 4-of-7 shooting from three, none bigger than his dagger triple with 1:28 to play, alongside seven boards, three assists, and two steals.Allein Maliksi contributed eight of his 17 points in the payoff period as he helped Blackwater establish control early in the quarter, before Mike DiGregorio fired six of his eight markers to erect an 82-74 lead with 5:10 to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt was the Elite’s only second franchise win against Ginebra and the first in an all-Filipino conference. They improved to 2-1 for the season with this second straight win.“We told our guys that it’s gonna be something special for our team if we’ll be able to hand Ginebra its first loss this conference, and on our part, our first win for 2018. Luckily, were able to do what we’ve planned,” said coach Leo Isaac. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Anthony still makes impact for Batang Pier on off shooting night View commentslast_img read more

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Guyana must unite in order to progress

first_imgDear Editor,The French author and philosopher Mr Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote in his astonishing book , Wind, Sand and Stars: “Nothing, in truth, can ever replace a lost companion. Old comrades cannot be manufactured. There is nothing that can equal the treasure of so many shared memories, so many bad times endured together, so many quarrels, reconciliations, heartfelt impulses. Friendships like that cannot be reconstructed. If you plant an oak, you will hope in vain to sit soon under its shade.“For such is life. We grow rich as we plant through the early years, but then come the years when time undoes our work and cuts down our trees. One by one our comrades deprive us of their shade, and within our mourning we always feel now the secret grief of growing old.“If I search among my memories for those whose taste is lasting, if I write the balance sheet of the moments that truly counted, I surely find those that no fortune could have bought me. You cannot buy the friendship of a companion bound to you forever by ordeals endured together.”While we remember the passing of our great leaders, or not so great to some, the splendid words of Saint-Exupery will bring obvious comforts to the mind of many. The human being tends to focus more on the mistake of men and deliberately forgets the numerous good that came from these very men.When the companions of Jesus (May peace be upon him) complained about the excess that was committed by the woman, Jesus (May peace be upon him) said to his companions, “who among us will cast the first stone”. Today, we are casting mountains of stones, totally forgetting our own imperfections.As a young public servant, I had the privilege to work and dine with President Forbes Burnham. I must admit that this gentleman had a magnetic communication skill to captivate anyone. He made some fundamental mistakes, but he will remain a hero in the hearts of many. Same can be said of Dr Cheddi Jagan, Mrs Janet Jagan, Mr Hugh Desmond Hoyte, Mr Bharrat Jagdeo, Mr Donald Ramotar and President David Granger. They all have their one unique style and their support base is strong.Respected Editor, the balance of life for these remaining gentlemen is getting shorter as the days go by. Are they comfortable to continue on the same antagonistic path? What is the purpose of lauding beautiful speeches when one departs? Dr Rupert Roopnaraine’s speech given when Dr Jagan died was the best I ever heard. Wouldn’t it be better to say those words while they are alive!This country needs the support and expertise of all and sundry – competent Chairmen; brilliant, talented, multifaceted individuals and Chief Executive Officers are needed for the rapid advancement of this country.During the financial crisis, Wall Street had to make drastic reforms. Many Chief Executive Officers were fired and some were brought before Congress while others ended up in prison. With oil’s enormous wealth approaching, Guyana is poised for take-off.A very senior official from Halliburton told me that 20 competent, knowledgeable Chairmen, Chief Executive Officers and Managers can take Guyana to enormous heights in the next 15 years, but the key issue is non-interference from the political class. He concluded by saying that the Gulf States did it and look at the massive development they have earned, so too can Guyana.Respected Editor, I urge the politicians to harbour the example of the iconic President, Nelson Mandela who moved from prisoner to President, who left his hatred behind the prison walls and reconciled with his oppressors. His words and his work are left for us to emulate. He left us with these astonishing words, “no one is born hating another person just because of the colour of their skin, or his background or his religion. People have to learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, then they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite”.Yours truly,Nazar Mohamedlast_img read more

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