PBA: Meralco withstands NorthPort for thrilling 2 OT win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome converted an alley-oop off the pass from John Pinto to send the game to the first OT.🎥 Pinto alley oop to Newsome… WE ARE GOING TO OVERTIME! #PBALabanKungLaban pic.twitter.com/R0sTqPU7pwFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs— PBA (@pbaconnect) March 8, 2019 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Baser Amer leads Bolts in overtime. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines–Meralco outlasted NorthPort, 126-123, in a tightly-contested affair that needed two extra periods to settle Friday night in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at Araneta Coliseum.Baser Amer emptied 11 of his total 23 points in the two overtime sessions to preserve Chris Newsome’s heroics in the final moments of regulation.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES “I think there are a lot of heroes by our side tonight,” Black said.The Bolts halted a three-game slide and improved to 3-5 in the all-Filipino conference.“He hit some big shots to give us a chance win this game,” the Meralco mentor said of Amer.“This (victory) gives us a chance to stay alive and fight another day … The road is still going to be tough for us. But this is a start,” Black said, whose wards improved to 3-5 in the Philippine Cup.Meralco resumes its bid for a spot at the playoffs when it takes on No. 2 Rain or Shine at Cuneta Astrodome next Friday.NorthPort, which absorbed their fourth straight defeat, faces defending conference champion San Miguel Beer next. They tangle this Sunday at Big Dome.center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next As the sport grows, Gina Iniong vows to carry the torch for women’s mixed martial arts MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Stanley Pringle and Mo Tautuaa came through late in the extension to keep Meralco within striking range, but their efforts weren’t enough to put the Batang Pier on the driver’s seat.The spitfire guard paced the NorthPort with 33 points, while Tautuaa pumped in 21 more.The Batang Pier drew a brilliant performance from Sean Anthony, who posted a double-double of 31 markers and 16 boards.“That was a hard-fought game between two teams fighting for their lives and trying to stay in the playoffs—especially us,” Bolts coach Norman Black said.“I’m just thankful that the players never gave up. There were moments in the fourth that looked pretty dim but we’re able to execute some plays down the stretch, send the game to overtime and give ourselves a chance to win in double overtime,” he added.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

Region 3 focusing on developing regional tourism – Chamber of Commerce

first_imgThe Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) is seeking initiatives to establish tourism hotspots at key locations, to address the large influx of tourists that enter the region on a daily basis.President of the CCI, Halim KhanThis was related by the President of the CCI, Halim Khan, who told this publication on Monday of the list of projects which the committee is processing and will be proposing shortly. The flagship project is the modification of the Vreed-en-Hoop Stelling and advanced facilities for tourists with the inclusion of a souvenir and artisan centre, food courts, and two adjoining boardwalks which will lead to the water-taxi hub.He noted that this project is necessary since the Stelling is the main gateway to visit resorts and other destinations in the Essequibo River and neighbouring places.“Because of the fact that the region is a gateway to the Essequibo and the other islands, we are now proposing to have some initiatives in place to promote tourism. At the Stelling, we will be proposing to have additional features which will boost the Region’s economy. We feel that this location is an ideal place to start, because a lot of people enter through there and then divert to other places, like Bartica and Baganara and so on,” Khan said.He added, “The boardwalk at the northern side will be 12 feet in width, and also (there will be) one on the eastern side from east to west. We will have a platform there also, so that when people enter with the water-taxi, they would not get wet. We want to establish facilities where foreigners can have local fruit drinks and other items, and they can also visit a craft store to buy Guyanese merchandises and souvenirs. A brochure of places that they can go to is also another thing.”He indicated that special attention would be given to the type of transportation that is designated for tourists. This will be done by ensuring that drivers are allocated to specifically transport tourists.“We want to have special taxis and put a tourist booth there with special uniformed taxi (operators). They would be responsible for assisting the tourists with whatever place they want to go. In terms of maintenance, we are looking forward to having the taxis pay a fee every month, which will go into other works and sustaining the facility,” he said.The roadway from Vreed-en-Hoop to Parika is also on the agenda of the Chamber of Commerce. They say that maintenance activities are timely and the construction of hangout spots along the highway.“So the Stelling is currently the flagship project and we want to have other locations along the way to Parika maintained, and other things which can attract people. Some areas were identified. For the recent road that was rehabilitated (that leads to Parika), it is a model road and we hope that it is kept that way. What we want to see is that the sidewalks should remain as it is and bushes should not be growing to take over the road,” he said.Khan notified that he is cognisant that these projects would each bear a hefty cost, and hence the Region is looking to engage public and private stakeholders who share similar interests. The Public Infrastructure Ministry had also indicated that the much-awaited rehabilitation of the stelling will commence shortly. The Committee noted that this will aid in the essential modification of the structure, after which the other features can be constructed.last_img read more

Raptor ready

first_img Edwards test efforts that are either ongoing or coming up include testing an improved radar system, clearing the aircraft to take off and land under stronger cross-winds, and testing the aircraft with new weapons. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 james.skeen@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – The F/A-22 Raptor fighter, a jet conceived and tested in the Antelope Valley, is ready for combat, Air Force officials announced Thursday. The fighter, described as the Air Force’s most advanced weapon system, was granted “initial operational capability.” That means testing has indicated its capability for combat and Air Force personnel are properly trained and equipped to maintain and use it. “If we go to war tomorrow, the Raptor will go with us,” said Gen. Ronald E. Keys, commander of Air Combat Command. The aircraft are also qualified to fly homeland defense missions, Air Force officials said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The first of the combat-ready fighters are with the 27th Fighter Squadron of the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. Although the fighters are assembled in Georgia, parts of the aircraft are assembled by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. in Palmdale. There are about 400 people in Palmdale working on the program, manufacturing parts of the jets. The program accounts for roughly one-third of the manufacturing work at the Palmdale facility, said company spokeswoman Dianne Knippel. Lockheed Martin’s Palmdale operations also had built the first prototypes of the aircraft in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Developmental flight-testing of the aircraft was conducted at Edwards Air Force Base. Flight test work continues at Edwards and employs about 600 people. last_img read more