KC dedicate win to late student

first_img Kingston College 8-0 Dunoon Technical STATHS 3-0 Papine High Cumberland High 1-1 Tarrant High St Jago High 1-1 Denham Town High St George’s College 8-1 Cedar Grove Kingston Technical 0-0 Kingston High Bridgeport 3-2 Greater Portmore Innswood 1-0 Tivoli High Calabar 0-1 Mona High Excelsior High 10-0 Oberlin High St Catherine High 0-0 St Mary’s College Ardenne High P-P Clan Carty High (rain) Haile Selassie P-P Penwood High (rain) Kingston College’s (KC) head coach Ludlow Bernard said the team has dedicated the school’s 8-0 victory over Dunoon Technical in the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup to student Malek Grannell, who died from sickle-cell disease on Sunday. KC, who were semi-finalists in the competition last year, were led to victory courtesy of a brace each from Oneeko Allen, 33rd and 90th minutes, and Treyvone Reid, 42nd and 59th minutes. Ronaldo Robinson (29th), Trevor Tingling (38th), Renato Campbell (56th) were the other scorers for the North Street-based institution. There was also an own goal in the 49th minute. Bernard said that Grannell was actively involved with the team and that he would be missed by all. “He is accustomed to being around the team. He was suffering from sickle-cell disease and he would have been here today, very much alive and sharing with the guys, but unfortunately, he took another step elsewhere,” said Bernard. “As a show of some respect, we figured that it would have been appropriate for us to wear the black armbands,” he said. “It is a camaraderie thing with the Fortis family. When one of us has fallen, we are going to pick up the slack and we are going to do it for him,” Bernard said. Reflecting on his team’s opening game victory, Bernard said his players gave a good account of themselves despite a slow start. “It was a fair performance,” said Bernard. We started pretty slowly, but I know that despite the quality of the team, nervousness had a role to play in our slow start,” he said. “It being the first game of the season, we are pretty satisfied with the performance levels,” Bernard said. Yesterday’s ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup resultslast_img read more

Casting call for Miss Berbice “I’m a Big Deal” Pageant

first_imgThe Miss Berbice “I am a Big Deal” Pageant is expected to take centre stage once again in November and it promises to be bigger and better than last year’s edition.The reigning queen Farah Valentina Bates has been representing the Ancient County to the best of her ability and is preparing to hand over her crown come November.One lucky young lady will walk away with the title and more so, cash and other prizes when she is crowned the Miss Berbice “I’m a Big Deal” Queen. However, this cannot be possible if that lucky young lady does not apply.The casting call has been sounded, and those young ladies who think that they are passionate, eloquent, industrious and ambitious need to apply to be part of the extravaganza.The applicant must be between the ages 17 and 25 and must be unmarried, without children and most importantly, must be living in Berbice.If you possess the abovementioned criteria, then send an application to drakesroyston@gmail.com or inbox us on Facebook with a recent photograph.Once selected, the delegates will begin the journey of a lifetime – one that will empower them with the necessary tools to deal with social ills in society and more so, be one step closer to the crown.Once the finalists have been selected, they will undergo rigorous training as they are prepared to compete in several segments on the night of the grand coronation. The delegates will be judged on costume, talent, swimwear, evening wear and intelligence.Closing date for entries is August 22. For more information, please contact the organisers on 666-4337 or 698-2500.last_img read more

Kids Jam for Everest Cricket Club on Sunday

first_imgThe Everest Cricket Club Ground will come alive on Sunday, July 28 for Kids Jam- one of the most talked about event for the kids over the past few days.School is out and Kids Jam will provide much needed activities for families before the end of the Summer vacation. Kids Jam attractions include mascots such as Princess Tiana, Chase, Princess Elsa, Sponge Bob, Dora and Diego.Additionally, there will be face painting, bouncy house, dunk tanks and other attractions and games for the entire family.There is also a Spelling Bee competition coordinated by KOKO the Natural Hair Store featuring children between the age of 9-11 which begins at 14:00h or 2PM.Tickets for Kids Jam cost $1000 and available at KOKO, Exclusive Styles, Hits and Jams Entertainment, Nimbus Vreed -En-Hoop and Muslim Top Up Shop, Linden.Kids Jam is sponsored by Ansa Mcal (through their brands Smalta, Tropical Rhythm, ICool, and Chiefeez Snack), Xtra Energy Drink, BM SOAT, Guybisco, Star Party Rental, Hits and Jams Entertainment, Pro Cleaners, Koko – the Natural Hair Store, Glosee PR and Marketing and Heavenly Delight Cuisine.The event is promoted by Ace Marketing.last_img read more

State of the Dinner

first_imgSatiricus couldn’t get over the snobbishness, snootiness and snottiness of some people. Here it was… Guyana was celebrating 50 years of wrenching Independence from England. And let’s not fool ourselves, England it was: Scotland, Ireland and Wales were just as colonised as us in the boons. And these folks still felt we had to slavishly imitate the English in the way we celebrated. What colonial mindsets!“So we should serve cucumber sandwiches at the Stadium during our 20/20 Cricket matches?” fumed Satiricus to his buddy Cappo. “Over my dead body! Chicken and roti it is!”“Ah wha’ badda yuh dis time, Sato?” Cappo said solicitously, as he nursed his beer.“Didn’t you read how some stiff-necked people criticising the government because some fellas “pope” the VIP stand?” Satiricus asked.“Wha wraang wid people poping? De expect people fuh stand in line fuh siddown an’ watch flag raise?” Cappo was incredulous. “Dis ah Guyana!”“Well, in England they stand in line for hours to even get into a bus, without complaining,” explained Satiricus . “They call it queueing.”“Well, dem shoulda come fuh catch bus by Stabroek Market!!” started out Cappo belligerently, and then suddenly caught himself. “Aha!! Suh dat wha mek dem move de bus fram Stabroek Market… Dem na want dem fariner fuh see abee nah “Q”!” Abee does “P”, but abee na “Q”!”“That’s what I’m saying..They want us not only to be like England…but England 50 years ago when we got Independence!” moaned Satiricus.“Like dem na see football game in England, nowadays,” grinned Cappo. “Mo bottles and fight dan de ole Bourda!”“But what bother me most is the complaint that Prezzie use plastic plate and spoon at de Gala Dinner,” said Satiricus.“Ah wha’ wraang wid plastic plate and spoon?” Cappo asked in astonishment. “Dem fancy plate cyaan hold peppa pat.”“With their colonial mentality that’s exactly what they want,” said Satiricus. “And porcelain tea cups they have to stick their pinkie out to hold.”“Dem want me stick out anadda finga pan dem!” snorted Cappo. “If abee independent we gat fuh do ting abee way. Me prouda Prezzie.”“Yep!” snorted Satiricus. “Everybody had to line up an hour for their food! Real Guyanese, boy!”last_img read more

What did you say?

first_imgThepower of words are utilised in all types of situations and for an infinite number of reasons, both good and bad. They are used to incite violence or instil calm, to hurt or to lift spirits, to motivate or break a person and to deceive or empower. Irrespective of our native tongue or our dialect, the strength of the words we use can be a great influence in the ears of the receiver. When we consider that great leaders have inspired nations to unite behind them, generals earned the loyalties of armies following them to probable death and even cult leaders persuading their followers into mass suicides with words, the magnitude of that power becomes tangible.Even though from birth we find various ways of communicating needs and desires before we have the command of speech, it is not until we are able to actually form intelligible words that we broaden the possibilities for expressing complex feelings and become able to influence more than nurturing responses from those around us. Once we are able to develop this skill we are able to contribute to action and feelings in others.Communicating with others is the premise on which we build anything; relationships, physical structures, planning strategies and businesses to name a few. Many of us may find ourselves at a loss for words or unable to express our feelings adequately under circumstances that make us uncomfortable, but unless we master the use of language we will forever be at a disadvantage. It will follow that our needs may not be met, our wishes not considered and our viewpoints not understood. Even what we say to ourselves in our heads is potent. We can talk ourselves in and out of situations, associations, marriages; in and out of life changing decisions.Miscommunication can cause a myriad of problems and the use of language to portray temporary feelings can be the seed of detrimental conflict. Words cannot be taken back once spoken and the damage they can do is far reaching. Destructive language can have implications that are irreparable. In order for your listener to grasp true meaning behind your words, it is important that you are clear with that meaning.The words we use, whether verbally or in writing, influence how others perceive us and direct them to an understanding of how we perceive them. They factor into the decisions people will make about us. They can build or destroy relationships. Many people are compelled to voice any passing feeling, thought or impression they have without regard for the impact their words will have. They randomly unload the contents of their mind whether it be trivial matters or gossip about others that can cause untold, albeit unintentional, damage.Our use of words can also cause social damage and although this issue may seem old fashioned to some, the over-use of indecent language is cause for acute sadness when looking at how desensitised our young people have become and how insensitively so many use it. With the choice of over a million words, why do people feel the need to express themselves in a vulgar manner in environments where they may potentially offend? The freedom of speech certainly reigns in most places, but there is still a responsibility to young children and people of an opposing verbal persuasion not to offend with choice of language.When we consider what kind of language our children are listening to in music videos, at school among peers and even in some homes, it is only natural that they will mimic. Foul language is frequently heard in shops, on public transport, in the streets; so many places where the youngest of children are present. I also hear the same obscenities coming from those barely able to form coherent sentences. With such aggressive tones and negative sentiment, what are we allowing our children to soak up as their foundation from such an impressionable stage in their lives?Before speaking, take a few moments to contemplate what you will say and how you will say it; while considering the impact they will have on the listener. Think about who else is around to pick up on what your words mean. Whether you are giving a speech, comforting a friend, berating a child, arguing with a spouse, sharing a joke or voicing an opinion. The choice of words, the tone we use and the true sentiment behind it will give it either phenomenal power or influence, or render great thoughts inadequate due to a lack of clear expression. What will you say, what do you mean?last_img read more

SIG E. CAPS = Depression

first_imgLast Friday, April 7th, was World Health Day 2017. The theme was “Depression: Let’s talk”. I quite liked this theme, it was direct, succinct and therapeutic: we really do need to talk about depression, and to depressed people.I spent two months rotating through psychiatry at the tail-end of my fourth year. Right off the bat, our first couple of classes revolved around depression. One of the issues that kept coming up was the stigma against depression and other mental illnesses. Unfortunately, since depression isn’t something as visible as, say, a bleeding head wound, it’s trivialized by many. Saying “Just cheer up” to someone with depression is really quite pointless. If we were given a choice in how we felt, won’t we all choose to be mind-numbingly happy all of the time?Life is full of ups and downs. Everyone has those times when they feel completely and absolutely miserable. But for some people, those downs last much longer. For people suffering from depression, those downs, those feelings, interfere with their everyday lives; interfere with their relationships; interfere with the way they treat the people around them; prevent them from enjoying things they normally would have.One thing one of the doctors teaching us kept emphasising to us was that in order to make a diagnosis of a mental disorder, there must be characteristic symptoms, those symptoms must last for at least a certain duration of time, and must cause impairment.We learnt a little mnemonic for remembering the symptoms of major depression, SIG E. CAPS – changes in Sleep patterns, loss of Interest in pleasurable activities, excessive Guilt, loss of Energy, poor Concentration, change in Appetite, Psychomotor activity (restlessness or slowness), and Suicidal ideation.Impairment refers to impaired functioning, like an impaired ability to function at work, an impaired ability to function socially. For most people, it causes them to isolate themselves, and their performance at work suffers.Everyone can suffer from depression – even children. But somehow, in Guyana, even though there have been several campaigns to alert people to its insidious and pernicious effects, we just dismiss its prevalence here.And one of the more serious aspects of a person being depressed is that they think of committing suicide, some plan out their suicide, and might even attempt to commit suicide.Here, at home in Guyana, we’re no strangers to suicide. In fact, we have the highest suicide rate in the world.Most of the patients I saw in the hospital were there after they had attempted suicide, or they were brought to the hospital by a concerned family member or co-worker. If someone you care about is suffering from depression, you should offer them emotional support: talk to them and listen to them; actually listen to what they’re saying. Try to remove your preconceived notions and judgement and actually listen to what the person in front of you is trying to say. And offer to help them get the profession help they need, because most people don’t go out on their own and seek the help they need.And why don’t they? Because we practise a culture that labels persons suffering from mental illnesses as ‘mad people’ and call a psychiatric hospital ‘Berbice Madhouse’. Who’d admit to having a problem, lest they be labelled ‘mad’? So, if you’re someone who likes making light of someone else’s mental illness, you need to check that bad attitude at the door.Be observant, be supportive. If you’ve noticed someone close to you having a change in their mood, talk to them. Sometimes it might be something, sometimes it might be nothing, but there at least needs to be a conversation.Depression: let’s talk.last_img read more

Warriors show positive signs in final practice match

first_imgGuyana Amazon Warriors showed positive signs in final practice match with convincing win over a Select XI yesterday at the National Stadium.Veerasammy PermaulThe Warriors recorded their highest score of 160-5 in 20 overs then returned to restrict their counterparts to 88-7 in 20 overs to claim their only success in three practice matches before they depart for Florida today.Opener Martin Guptill led the way for the Warriors with 47 from 25 balls inclusive of two sixes and six fours while receiving support from Jason Mohammed (45) and Babar Azam (41). Gudakesh Motie 2-23 from four overs and Chandrapaul Hemraj 1-21 were the key bowlers for the Select XI.In pursuit of the target, the Select XI lost skipper Leon Johnson for 10. That was in the fourth over and off the bowling of Steven Jacobs with the score on 22.Everything went downhill afterwards. Medium pacer Rayad Emrit 3-12 and left arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul 2-17 combined to capture five victims as the Select XI found scoring very difficult.Anthony Bramble made 19 while three of the Select XI batsmen made it to double figures in a failed attempt to hunt the target.Guyana Amazon Warriors will play their first match on August 5 against St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots at Lauderhill.The match is scheduled to start at 11:00h.last_img read more

Guarding against Cyber-attacks

first_imgA report by US-based Inter-American Development Bank and the Organisation of American States has revealed that Latin America and the Caribbean are highly vulnerable to potentially devastating cyber-attacks.The report said that four out of five countries in Latin America and the Caribbean do not have a strategy to prevent cyber-attacks.The report added that nations such as Mexico, Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Chile have an intermediate level of preparedness, but remain far from advanced nations like the United States, Estonia and Israel.When we hear about data breaches in the news, it’s usually the big names in countries that are thousands of miles away. We hardly stop to think about our own vulnerabilities and examine ways we can protect ourselves. However, as many countries and large corporations invest in ramping up security, hackers are turning their sights elsewhere, to targets that may not have the resources to fend off their attacks.The international institutes have called on regional governments to step up cybersecurity, saying that two out of three countries do not have a command and control centre for cybersecurity.The question is how can persons protect themselves, organisations and employees? We need to understand why the issue of cybersecurity is important in the first place. In this high-tech era, cybersecurity is more important than ever. Most of our daily transactions are being conducted via digital technology, from socialising to e-commerce. It is true that we may be lagging behind most countries in this regard, but we are well on our way.Quite recently, Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes revealed great plans for Guyana’s e-governance system which are aimed at decentralising Government’s services, providing telemedicine services, distance education and the submission and marking of examination materials even at the level of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), among other things. They pointed to the establishment of an interconnected digital platform that can provide Government services to citizens in an efficient, cost-saving and efficient manner.To make this a reality, the Administration has consulted with the Chinese telecommunications giant, Huawei, to assess the feasibility of expanding the coastal fibreoptic network to include other areas of the country.Sections of the local media reported that Government’s announcement comes at a time when US security experts have cautioned major telecommunications companies like AT&T against using Huawei’s services because of fears of espionage.Amid the uncertainty about this partnership, the Telecommunications Minister assured that Guyana has been placing great emphasis on cybersecurity and Guyana has been sending officials overseas to conferences “so that we can be up to date about mechanisms that could be put in place to protect the integrity of national data”.Officials also assured that every conceivable step was being taken to protect data, largely with support from the Organisation of American States of which the United States is a major supporter.Whether there is genuine cause for concern is left to be seen; however, we need to take the possibility of a cyber-threat seriously.Experts recommend simple steps that can be taken to prevent hacks and protect information. Many in today’s workforce do not realise how easy it is to be fooled by innocent-looking attachments and links within malicious emails. Viruses, ransomware, and malware can invade your system with just one click. Once the trap is sprung, all of a person business’ sensitive data becomes a free-for-all for cybercriminals. Ensuring that employees are aware of the risks is crucial.Persons also need to ensure the company hired to host its website has a good reputation and utilises proven security practices such as encryption. There are many other small, albeit crucial measures that can be taken to safeguard ourselves. These include but are not limited to securing our websites with SSL encryption, using a Secure Hosted Shopping Cart; persons have to be able to trust e-commerce platforms (online shopping is becoming increasingly popular in Guyana), protecting themselves and business with Web Application Firewalls and certainly, by no means least, changing passwords regularly.No matter what preventive measures a person take, there will always continue to be more advanced hackers trying to get at personal or company data, persons simply need to ensure that they are doing all that they can to guard against cyber-attacks.last_img read more

PBA: Alaska ousts NLEX, sets up playoff clash vs ‘extended family’ Phoenix

first_imgTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart The Alaska Aces are moving on to the quarterfinals. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–Alaska coach Alex Compton rhapsodized about having been given a chance to even compete for a spot in the playoffs and said he looked to honor the game when they played NLEX.The Aces did just that, beating the Road Warriors, 88-80, to complete the PBA Philippine Cup’s quarterfinal cast as the 8th seed in Friday night’s action at the MOA Arena in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Simon Enciso and Carl Bryan Cruz pumped in 16 points each to help the Aces improve against NLEX, who have beaten them eight times in their last 10 meetings since coach Yeng Guiao assumed the coaching post.“It has been a tough conference for the both of us. I think NLEX is better than the conference they’ve had. But sometimes the cards are dealt in a certain way. It just happened that our hand was a little bit better,” Compton said.NLEX drew 16 markers from Kenneth Ighalo, Bong Galanza chimed in 14 more, while JR Quiñiahan and Poy Erram posted 14 and 13, respectively.The victory may have afforded the Aces—who have had manpower woes and tragic meltdowns during the elimination round—a spot in the quarterfinals, but they will have to go through the eye of the needle once more.Alaska will be facing twice-to-beat Phoenix Pulse, a series that begins this Sunday at the same venue.ADVERTISEMENT ONE chief defends Belingon, Fernandes after controversial bout: ‘They would never cheat to win’ “It’s a steeper, higher mountain,” Compton. “That’s like my second family. Coach Louie? That’s my coach in 1999. Coach Topex? Paulo Bugia used to play for me in Alaska, and he’s their team manager. Jaypee Mendoza? RJ Jazul? And that guy named Calvin Abueva who has pretty big impact on the game.“That’s extended family right there,” he added. “[But] when the ball goes up, no one’s thinking family … we’d see if we could tape-up some wounds. It’s going to be a challenge.”The scores:Alaska 88 – Thoss 21, Enciso 16, Cruz 16, Casio 13, Banchero 4, Baclao 4, Ayaay 4, Racal 3, Exciminiano 3, Teng 2, Potts 2, Pascual 0.NLEX 80 – Ighalo 16, Galanza 14, Quinahan 13, Erram 10, Paniamogan 8, Magat 7, Rios 5, Baguio 3, Paredes 2, Tiongson 2, Taulava 0, Soyud 0, Tallo 0, Lao 0.Quarters: 23-17, 44-25, 73-50, 88-80.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I think the guys battled [well],” Compton said. “I am so proud of the guys’ effort. All you ask is a chance, we had a chance, we took advantage of it, and now we have one more chance.”Alaska held NLEX down to just eight points in the second period behind the all-game brilliance of Sonny Thoss, who finished the game with 21 points and five rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Our defense was fantastic in the first half. Obviously we’re fortunate to get them after playing Magnolia last Wednesday so we had fresher legs,” Compton noted.“Sonny’s been awesome this conference. He’s invigorated. He’s turned back the clock this conference,” he said of his old reliable. “I think when his legs are fresh and playing strong like that, he’s a tough matchup for any big man in the league.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart LATEST STORIES MOST READ ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far View commentslast_img read more

Aces gun down Road Warriors

first_img“Sonny’s been awesome this conference. He’s invigorated. He’s turned back the clock this conference,” he said of his old reliable. “I think when his legs are fresh and playing strong like that, he’s a tough matchup for any big man in the league.”Simon Enciso and Carl Bryan Cruz pumped in 16 points each as Alaska avenged a 70-91 loss in their only elimination round clash.“It has been a tough conference for the both of us. I think NLEX is better than the conference they’ve had. But sometimes the cards are dealt in a certain way,” Compton said.The scores:Alaska 88—Thoss 21, Enciso 16, Cruz 16, Casio 13, Banchero 4, Baclao 4, Ayaay 4, Racal 3, Exciminiano 3, Teng 2, Potts 2, Pascual 0.NLEX 80—Ighalo 16, Galanza 14, Quinahan 13, Erram 10, Paniamogan 8, Magat 7, Rios 5, Baguio 3, Paredes 2, Tiongson 2, Taulava 0, Soyud 0, Tallo 0, Lao 0.Quarters: 23-17, 44-25, 73-50, 88-80Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Final four-defining matches up for 3 teams 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 ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Aces did just that, dominating the Road Warriors, 88-80, to complete the PBA Philippine Cup’s quarterfinal cast Friday night at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.“I think the guys battled [well],” Compton said. “I am so proud of the guys’ effort. All you ask is a chance, we had a chance, we took advantage of it, and now we have one more chance.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAlaska held NLEX to just eight points in the second period and to a total of 25 for the first half, basically winning it there as the Aces advanced as the eighth seed and will play No. 1 Phoenix Pulse in the quarterfinals.Sonny Thoss finished with 21 points and five rebounds in one of his worthiest games of late. Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart “Our defense was fantastic in the first half. Obviously we’re fortunate to get them after playing Magnolia last Wednesday, so we had fresher legs,” Compton noted.The Aces hurdled their first KO game of the conference and will enter two more in order to make the Final Four. They would have to beat the Fuel Masters two straight times to advance.The quarterfinals start Saturday with San Miguel Beer clashing with TNT KaTropa at 4:30 p.m. and Barangay Ginebra and Magnolia slugging it out at 6:45 at Mall of Asia Arena.Both series are best-of-three.“It’s a steeper, higher mountain,” said Compton of the task ahead as he faces his former deputy, Louie Alas, who has done a marvelous job at Phoenix.ADVERTISEMENT P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Alaska coach Alex Compton rhapsodized about having been given a chance to even compete for a spot in the playoffs, and said he looked to honor the game when they played NLEX.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart View comments LATEST STORIESlast_img read more