Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver (26) and forward Paul Millsap (4) react in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in Atlanta. APATLANTA, Georgia—Paul Millsap scored 26 points and Kyle Korver added a season-high 22 on Friday night to lead Atlanta to a 105-98 victory over the Detroit Pistons, helping the Hawks forget about the first time these teams met here four weeks ago.Detroit walloped Atlanta 121-85 on Dec. 2 in Philips Arena, but after Korver made three consecutive free throws to open the second quarter and break a 19-all tie, the Hawks never again trailed nor were even tied.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round Dwight Howard had 10 points and 15 rebounds for the Hawks, who have won consecutive games for just the second time since Nov. 15-16 against Miami and Milwaukee, the last two games of their 9-2 start.Jon Leuer led the Pistons with a career-high 22 points to continue a scoring binge in his fourth start, Reggie Jackson tied his season high with 20, and center Andre Drummond put up his 22nd double-double of the season with 15 points and 15 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Burke scores 27 as Wizards beat Nets to reach .500 Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books View comments ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely
Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards June Mar Fajardo also posted a double-double with 19 points and 15 rebounds while Marcio Lassiter fired 22 points built on four 3-pointers for San Miguel.Santos’ 31 points are his most since setting a career-high 34 points in a win over Rain or Shine in the 2012 Commissioner’s Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnStanley Pringle had 21 points on an efficient 9-of-13 shooting from the field that went with six rebounds while Terrence Romeo added 16 points and nine assists for the Batang Pier.GlobalPort slipped into a five-way tie in second place with Barangay Ginebra, Phoenix, TNT and Rain or Shine with similar 5-4 slates. Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gamboa officially assumes post as new PNP chief LATEST STORIES Romeo has now scored at least 10 points for the 45th straight time, according to the league’s head statistician Fidel Mangonon.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Painters ‘terrible’ in loss to Bolts, says Garcia 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 Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member PBA IMAGESDefending champion San Miguel Beer clinched the No. 1 seed after nipping GlobalPort, 106-100, in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Saturday night at Hoops Dome in Lapu Lapu City in Cebu.Arwind Santos exploded for 31 points on top of 10 rebounds to lead the Beermen, who have now won eight games in a row and rose to 9-1.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View comments MOST READ Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims
Nailing a second straight victory to close in on the leaders of the Asean Basketball League wasn’t the only reason why Alab Pilipinas coach Mac Cuan was in the mood to celebrate Friday night.Cuan liked what he saw from import Sampson Carter as well as journeyman Robbie Celiz, who helped key the gutsy 87-79 victory over the Westsports Malaysia Dragons at Baliwag Star Arena in Bocuae, Bulacan.ADVERTISEMENT Carter, who hit the game-winner in the 64-62 overtime win over the Singapore Slingers last Sunday, had 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Celiz dished out his best game for Alab with 14 points.“Sampson (Carter) is learning how to play the Filipino style and we’re seeing more aggression and intensity from his game,” said Cuan, after Alab improved to 9-4, behind leaders Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions (8-2) and Singapore Slingers (10-4).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“I’m very happy to see Celiz play that well because that’s what we expected from him when we acquired him,” said Cuan, whose team can tie the Slingers at second with a win against the Dragons on Sunday this time in Cyberjaya.Ray Parks wound up with 15 points, while JR Cawaling had another solid game against the Malaysians with 14 points to match James Hughes’ output as Alab led from start to finish. View comments 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown MOST READ 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 Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member SMBeer forces Game 7 Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte LATEST STORIES
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Powell, who has the most sub-10 100m runs in the history of track and field, is looking to add another to the list in Zurich. “I don’t necessarily think about winning, I think about doing my best. For me, that means running the best time I can and hopefully that is a sub-10 time and having a good time while doing it,” Powell chuckled. On her part, Morris is looking forward to jumping in Switzerland’s largest railway Station Hauptbahnhof in Zurich. She will vault alongside Alysha Newman in the busy railway station as it provides an exhilarating backdrop for a pole vault event. Lawson grabbed gold in the men’s long jump while Crouser and Norwood placed second in the men’s shot put and men’s 400m respectively. Allen, Hughes, and Okolo scored bronze in the men’s 110m hurdles, men’s 100m, and women’s 400m respectively. Lawson, Crouser, Allen and Okolo also took home prize money. “It’s an epic experience to compete with fans so close. You really feel their energy, hear the cheers and I’m motivated to try and jump just a little higher so they can really get excited,” Morris said. In total, DMG will field more than 20 Olympic and World class athletes heading to meets across Europe, including Shawn Barber, Nia Ali, Cleopatra Borel, Sam Kendrick joining Powell, Morris, Norwood, Lawson and Allen in Zurich. Tianna Bartoletta, Kate Grace, Lea O’Connor will join Kendrick, Barber and Allen for the Berlin World Challenge. Katie Landwehrf will compete in the Zagreb World Challenge along with Powell, Norwood, Harris, Allen, Kendrick, Okagbare and Ali. “We are proud to represent everyone on our roster— the team at DMG works hard to find talent and really enjoys helping our athletes to grow to their full potential. It takes a lot of work and dedication to compete at this level and our athletes prove that they have what it takes to achieve greatness every time they suit up,” said Paul Doyle, CEO of DMG. Though summer is winding down for many it’s just heating up for DMG athletes. Weltklasse Zurich Diamond League is the second stop on a post-2017 World Championships circuit in Europe for DMG athletes that started with the Birmingham instalment of the Diamond League series on August 20. The roster included Morris, Alysha Newman, Natasha Morrison, Blessing Okagbare, Courtney Okolo, Jarrion Lawson, Ryan Crouser, Zharnel Hughes, Devon Allen, and Vernon Norwood who competed in Birmingham with six walking away with medals. ZURICH, Switzerland – Guinness world record holder Asafa Powell, Olympic and World silver medallist Sandi Morris, and World champion Sam Kendrick will lead a contingent of athletes represented by the Doyle Management Group (DMG) at the Zurich Diamond League on Thursday, August 23. DMG was founded by Paul Doyle in 1998 and has since gone on to become one of the most instantly recognisable names in sports management. More than 60 professional athletes call DMG home, with 44 of them having Olympic or World championship appearances, 31 major championship finalists, 19 major championship medallists, 11 World Champions, six Olympic gold medallists, and three World record holders.
Without scoring Captain of the Jamaica Tallawahs, Kumar Sangakkara, believes if the team is to perform well in the play-offs of the Hero Motocorp Caribbean Premier League, they will have play a lot better that they did in their defeat to the Guyana Amazon Warriors at Sabina Park on Friday night. Jamaica, who entered the contest as one of three early qualifiers for the play-offs, which bowls off on Tuesday at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad, went down by a massive nine wickets to the Amazon Warriors in their final game of the round. Electing to bat first after winning the toss, the Tallawahs were limited to 149 for seven off their 20 overs despite a belligerent knock of 44 off 35 balls from Andre McCarthy and 38 off 31 from Sangakkara. Guyana, in their reply, then cruised to 150 for one off 10.3 overs with Jamaican wicketkeeper-batsman Chadwick Walton, slamming 84 off just 44 balls, and New Zealander Luke Ronchi 55 off a mere 29 deliveries. The league’s leading wicket taker, Keswick Williams, also got clobbered, going for 46 runs off just two overs as Walton cracked six sixes and eight fours. Ronchi, who came in after pinch-hitter, fast bowler Sohail Tanvir, was dismissed without scoring with the total on 15, struck three sixes and four fours. “Chadwick and Luke batted really well. They took the attack to us as we bowled about five no-balls in the first six overs, and that really set the tempo for the rest of the innings,” stated Sangakkara. Amazon Warriors captain, Trinidadian Rayad Emrit, also praised Walton and Ronchi. “We really worked hard for this victory,” he said. “I was not expecting us to win inside 11 overs, but the way our guys batted at the top of the innings was tremendous.’ “The Amazon Warriors outplayed us in every department,” expressed Sangakkara as the team suffered its fourth defeat in 10 outings. “I thought we were about 15 runs short. Anything over 155, 160 on the pitch would have been good. “But the way we bowled, I don’t think those scores would have been sufficient, and when we play in the play-offs, we will have to perform a lot better than this to get over the line.” Jamaica, who wanted to win to secure a top two preliminary placing, which would guarantee the team two matches in the play-offs, played an unchanged team to the one which overpowered the Chris Gayle-led St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. However, unlike that game when they made a slightly below-par 157 for five and defended it rather easily, they found the going against the Amazon Warriors much different. Their standout bowler in the St Kitts match, for example, 20-year-old fast bowler Oshane Thomas, was clobbered for 32 runs off two overs, and his new-ball partner, Krishmar Santokie, going for 13 runs off one over. Fourth defeat
Derrick Keith, the agent for champion and leading jockey Omar Walker, said his client is devastated after breaking his right arm on the exercise track at Caymanas Park yesterday. Walker, a five-time champion jockey, reportedly fell off a horse at the four-furlong post during workout at the track. He was rushed to the Spanish Town hospital before he was later transferred to the Andrews Memorial hospital, where he was scheduled to undergo surgery yesterday. Walker, who is affectionately called ‘Champo’ by his peers, leads the jockey’s standings with 69 winners from 273 rides this year. Former champion jockey Shane Ellis is second in the standings with 45 winners from 209 mounts. Keith said Walker is very saddenned by the injury, which could sidelined him for up to six months. “It was a nasty spill and so he was taken to the Spanish Town hospital, and X-rays showed that he had a broken arm,” said Keith. “His arm is broken top-side is right wrist and so we don’t know how long he will be out of action ,” Keith said. “He was in a lot pain because doctors had to give him an injection to ease the pain.” Keith said Walker, who had 10 rides on today’s ten race programme, is also very unhappy with the fact that he will not be able to get onboard any of his mounts today. “He is very disappointed because we have some very good rides on the card tomorrow (today),” said Keith. “We have 10 rides on the card, Four or five of them are very good rides and so this a very disappointing time for Omar,” he said. Among Walker’s live rides on today’s eleven race programme are LEGENDARY PLEASURE in the second race, QUEEN OF BAGDAD in Race Two, SUPERTRONICS in Race Four and SIMPLICLASSICAL in the ninth event.
The 46-27 margin of victory by XLCR surprised the coach and most of their vociferous supporters in the final last Saturday. These championships and the crowd support that it engendered, only highlights the thirst that netball fans have for international competition involving our beloved Sunshine Girls. It is now nigh on two years since our world-ranked ladies have played here at home. We can’t wait for the new-look Sunshine Girls to show their skills here at home. On the track Natoya Goule, who had challenges breaking two minutes in the 800 metres, broke her own national record with a sparkling 1.56.15 time in a Diamond League event in Monaco last Friday. She followed up with another sub-two minute run soon after proving that her new found form is no fluke or flash in the pan. Her bold front-running style appears to be working in her favour, as her Diamond League opponents seem unsure whether to sit behind or pressure her before the 600-metre mark. Go Natoya! No mention of female track and field could be complete without a big shout-out to our ‘Mommy Rocket’ who returned to victory with a fantastic 10.98 seconds run, resulting in victory at the Muller Anniversary Games in London last Saturday. The coincidental news of the decision by our World and Olympic Champion Elaine Thompson to finally put an end to her season, has been received by loud sighs of relief from knowledgeable fans, who have long recognised that our E.T. has been running injured. It just could not be understood why, in what is recognised as an off year, would a world-class athlete continue to compete injured, when prolonged rest and treatment for her now-confirmed Achilles tendon injury would ensure that next year she would be at her best. With the resurgence of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, we now can look forward with great anticipation to battles between our two top female sprinters, as we continue to prove to the world that we are truly the sprint capital of the world. Finally a word of condolence to our internationally ranked track and field guru Bruce James, who is also the president of the local Track club MVP. Bruce lost his wife last weekend after a courageous battle against cancer. To Bruce, his two daughters and extended family, stay strong, your pain is real and understandable, but the support of your many fans and friends will ease some of the pain. After weeks of the male dominated World Cup football, our ladies have responded by grabbing all the feel-good headlines in sport this past week. Swimming sensation and national treasure Alia Atkinson, on returning to a city where she conquered everything in the pool, has already grabbed three gold medals and seem on track to bring more glory to our fair isle. Also, at the Central American and Caribbean Games, now going on in Colombia, our hockey girls rebounded with a 5-0 victory against Guatemala and now should be facing Caribbean neighbours, Trinidad and Tobago, in a quest to ensure a medal at the games. Here at home, the Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA) Champion of Champions High School Netball tournament, held at the Leila Robinson Courts resulted in the two Jamaican entrants, Holmwood Technical High School and Excelsior High decisively trouncing every opponent that they faced before meeting in the all-Jamaica final. In that match, the green and yellow girls from Mountain View completely dominated Holmwood, who in the pre-tournament build up to the Championships were the book favourites. THIRST FOR COMPETITION
Donovan Duckie head coach of the national Under-23 team is pleased that the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has secured two friendly games against St Vincent as they continue preparation for the Olympic Games qualifiers. “The national Under-23 squad will play away to St Vincent on August 24 and 26. These games represent the international kick-off of the preparation of the squad for qualifiers to the Tokyo Olympic Games and shows the JFF commitment,” a release stated. “Honestly, I would say that ‘important’ is an understatement. It is very, very important for us because international games should be the target and the focus. We are going to play a lot of games locally, but we really welcome these two friendly games against St Vincent,” Duckie told The Gleaner yesterday. “This would be a good way to assess some players, and these games are second to none. When it comes to playing games, these games are crucial as we will be playing outside of Jamaica. It is more psychological than playing here at home,” he explained. Earlier this year, the JFF and the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) signed an agreement towards a historic qualification to the Olympic Games set for Japan in 2020. “I must commend the federation and also the JOA for the partnership, as it is crucial for the programme. I am very excited, and also the staff and players are excited because the partnership bearing fruit this soon is good,” Duckie added. Looking at the squad selected for the friendly games, Duckie commended national senior team head coach, Theodore Whitmore for his inclusion of Under-23 players. “Pretty much about 50 per cent of the squad is in training with the senior team and most of those players have played in senior international games for Jamaica, so that augurs well. Credit must also be given to Whitmore for his vision of drafting these players, not only for the 2020 Olympic Games, but also the 2022 World Cup,” Duckie, who is also an assistant coach of the senior team, added.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), through its environmental management and conservation efforts, continues to support socio-economic development. The wise use of natural resources, while ensuring the health and wellbeing of all Guyanese, is pivotal to the Agency’s work. One of the many tools we use to achieve this is the authorisation of developmental activities. Our Environmental Authorisation process provides a robust framework to ensure that developmental activities do not cause adverse impacts to the natural environment and human health. This is achieved through the enforcement of the Environmental Protection Act, Chapter 20:05, Laws of Guyana (EP Act) and its associated regulations. Additionally, the Agency is working assiduously to enhance this process through education, partnership, and collaboration. This week’s article will focus on the fees that are associated with obtaining Environmental Authorisation issued by the EPA.The authorisation process has an established fee structure which allows all developers/operators an equal opportunity to adhere to the regulations enforced by the EPA. The Agency also recovers its costs of processing and granting of Environmental Authorisation from the fees that are required. All applications coming to the Agency MUST pay a non-refundable application fee before the application can be processed.These fees are stipulated by the EPA Act. However, the final cost of the permit is determined based on the scale of the project (small, medium, large, extra-large), the likely impacts to the environment (low to high), and the validity period of the Permit (between 1-5 years). All applications undergo a screening process to guide the final decision of the EPA.Be reminded that projects related to infrastructure, service industries, processing plants, mining/mineral processing, agriculture, wood processing, waste handling, and activities with the use of loud speakers or other sound-making devices MUST be authorised by the EPA. Therefore, if you are operating in any of these sectors without an Environmental Authorisation, you are breaking the law and can be persecuted.Further, under the EP Act, fines and penalties can be imposed for failure to comply with the conditions of any permit granted by the EPA.*C1-C3 – indicates low to high significance in terms of environmental impact, based on EPA fee screening criteria for new [email protected] – fee stated is per year, permit can be issued for up to five yearsYou can share your ideas and questions by sending letters to: “Our Earth, Our Environment”, C/O ECEA Programme, Environmental Protection Agency, Ganges Street, Sophia, GEORGETOWN, or email us at: [email protected] or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.