MPBL warns Parks after controversial statements

first_img“I’m taking it as a challenge. They don’t want me here. It’s my home. I enjoyed playing in front of the crowd as much as I could. But at the end of the day, it’s just a stepping stone for me,” he added.Like many basketball fans, Duremdes was excited to see Parks in action as the player boasts impressive credentials. Duremdes was eager to see what act the many-time national player would bring to the 26-team tournament.He hopes to see Parks reach his full potential in Mandaluyong’s succeeding games. —JUSTIN VALENCIA, TRAINEEADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Duremdes added that repetition of a similar incident would result into a more severe sanction.“While it’s true that everyone can express their opinion, please bear in mind that you are now part of the MPBL family. You are now representing the MPBL,” Duremdes wrote.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRight after the El Tigre’s opening day loss to the Angelis Resort-backed Cagers, where Parks was called for four offensive fouls, the former National U star went on a tirade against the officiating and issued statements detrimental to the league.“I’ll be honest, they don’t want me in this league,” Parks told reporters. “First time I’ve ever seen in my life, four offensive fouls. I attended the orientation, I know what the foul is.” Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Davao, Nueva Ecija 3×3 squads forge title showdown MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ray Parks. Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueThe Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Commissioner’s Office has issued a statement regarding Mandaluyong player Ray Parks’ controversial statements right after his team’s opening day loss to the Muntinlupa Cagers.In a letter addressed to Parks, MPBL commissioner Kenneth Duremdes told the budding hoops star that he has to abide by the league’s rules and regulations now that he is “part of the MPBL family.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

PH’s Etheridge braces for historic Premier League debut

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “There are many ways of getting to the top,” Etheridge told the Inquirer over the phone last Thursday. “There’s no same blueprint. Obviously, I did it in my own way. It was a tough road like I’ve spoken before, but one thing that was important for me was I believed and those close to me believed in my ability and talent.”Neil Etheridge is the first Southeast Asian to play in the English Premier League. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe early part of Etheridge’s career saw him go through some ups and downs at Fulham where he rarely played after rising through the academy with his play with the Azkals serving as a sanctuary when things got difficult.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’But after falling out of favor briefly with former Azkals coach Thomas Dooley in 2014, Etheridge’s career has been on a remarkable surge for club and country as he used a stint in Walsall in League One as a stepping stone, before impressing in Cardiff last season in the Championship.Etheridge was also part of Fulham’s squad in the EPL for a couple of seasons, but he is expected to play a bigger role for Cardiff after a stellar debut season with a Welsh side last year. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ” Manchester United is one of the biggest teams in the world and their success is not as big recently, there is still a lot of history in their home ground,” he said. Anfield, Liverpool’s home ground is also a special place. Playing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge will also be incredible.”Etheridge hopes him being in the Premier League inspires a new generation of Filipino players.“I hope me being in the Premier League being a part can help inspire younger generations,” he said. “It’s tough especially in the Philippines where our program needs a lot of support, time and financial backing.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Neil Etheridge is the first Southeast Asian to play in the English Premier League. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOWhen Neil Etheridge steps into the field for Cardiff City at Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth on Saturday night, the Filipino-British goalkeeper will not only make history as the first Southeast Asian to play in the English Premier League but also live his dream of seeing action in one of the world’s most prestigious and lucrative leagues.That Etheridge is making his debut just four years after he was out of contract and entertaining thoughts of early retirement has made the occasion even more meaningful for him and his family who has seen him rise from the depths in his career.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Don Trollano has no problem giving way to Jordan Clarkson LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I helped get Cardiff promoted and I hope and I think I’ll play a larger part in our Premier League campaign,” said Etheridge. “It’s going to be great, interesting and every single match, I am looking forward to the task.”But Etheridge remains realistic as far as Cardiff’s goals for the season are concerned. Getting promoted to the EPL is a different story, but staying there is a tougher challenge altogether. Cardiff needs to avoid ending the season at the bottom three of the EPL to stay there.“This is a longer season for us with the games coming thick and fast and there’s just no place to hide because there are no easy games,” he said.Neil Etheridge is the first Southeast Asian to play in the English Premier League. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO“Every game is going to be a battle. It’s not even the Top 6 now. Every single team now is looking to improve and I’ll play as best as I can.”Asked which teams and stadiums he was looking forward to playing in this season, Etheridge said he would relish a game against Manchester United at Old Trafford.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Chain thief fined $25,000

first_imgOne of the three men accused of stealing a chain and ring in December 2017, owned up to his wrongdoing, while the two others who were missing in action, had arrest warrants issued for them when the case was called up at the Wales Magistrate’s Court.Leslie Jane of Lot 41 Inner Bagotville, West Bank Demerara, was ordered to pay a $25,000 fine by Magistrate Annette Singh after he admitted to being in possession of Kevon John’s stolen jewellery.It was disclosed in court that a silver chain and ring were stolen from John on December 17.According to the prosecution’s case, Police retrieved the items at Jane’s Bagotville home. The self-confessed jewel thief agreed with the prosecution’s facts and was duly fined by the Magistrate, who told Jane that he will spend one month in jail if he falters in paying the $25,000 fine.Magistrate Singh also ordered that the chain and the ring be returned to the Virtual Complainant.The VC informed the court that the two accomplices, Akeem Jones and Javid Rampersaud, were out on bail prior to last Thursday’s court hearing. The Magistrate issued arrest warrants and adjourned their matter for January 25.last_img read more

Govt has lost legitimacy to govern – former AG

first_imgNo-confidence motion vote…proceeding with elections is best optionGiven the many arguments being put forward following the no-confidence vote in the National Assembly over a week ago, former Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall has said the most prudent thing to do at this point, in the best interest of the nation, is to proceed with preparing the country for elections and allow Guyanese to elect a Government.Nandlall noted that the coalition Government has always argued that it had 33 votes and it would defeat the Opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion. However, it turned out that the Opposition secured the 33 votes instead, in order to have that motion passed in the National Assembly. But today, the Government is trying to propose several legal arguments.But the former AG maintained that the Government, by all means, should resign as per the Constitution. “The Constitution is silent on time, but the language of the Constitution is couched in the mandatory tone … Our laws are very clear. Our Interpretation and General Clauses Act says whenever a written law is silent on the time … then that act must be done in reasonable time.”Referring to the Judicial Review Act, in which he filed an action to help bring that law into force, Nandlall said one of the arguments of Attorney General Basil Williams were that there was no timeframe. He recalled that Chief Justice Roxane George overruled that argument on the ground that whenever a law was silent, that act must be done in reasonable time.Assuming that the no-confidence motion was unsuccessful, Nandlall said there would not have been a stopping in time for the Government not to continue in office. As such, he believes that the Government ought to have resigned already. He reminded that the Constitution only provides for the Government to remain in office for 90 days and ensure that elections are held.“The Government will obviously remain in office with the limited powers of holding elections in three months. The Government will be empowered to do what is necessary to ensure that elections are held within that period. Outside of that, one can forcibly argue that Government does not have other powers … Government gets its power to rule, by the people. When they lost the no-confidence, it was a loss of the will of the people. They have lost the will to govern.”Notwithstanding the reduced power of the coalition Government, the former AG declared that it would still have to perform the basic functions of Government, such as to ensure public safety and security, and having Parliament maintained, among others.He said, “Government has to now address its mind to the dissolution of Parliament. It is clear when elections is imminent, you dissolve the Parliament. The President does that…” Nandlall said the office holder, whether acting or not, has the authority to do so.Other argumentsWhile rejecting the argument of 34 being a majority to pass the no-confidence motion, Nandlall says he has taken note of other arguments being proposed. He was referring to the fact that former Alliance For Change (AFC) Member of Parliament Charrandas Persaud was a citizen of Canada, which disqualifies him from being a member of the National Assembly.He said while this may be a legal argument being considered, Guyana is not the only country that has that provision in its Constitution. Therefore, he said that theFormer Attorney General Anil Nandlallargument must be guided by case law in the Region and the Commonwealth, where similar provisions exist. But Nandlall said that Article 165 (1) and 165 (2) of the Constitution made provisions for such.The pertinent section reads, “Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the National Assembly may regulate its own procedure and may make rules for that purpose (standing orders)…The National Assembly may act notwithstanding any vacancy in its membership, including any vacancy not filled when the Assembly first meets after the commencement of this Constitution, or after the dissolution of the Parliament and the presence and/or participation of any person not entitled to be present at, or participate in the proceedings in the Assembly, shall not invalidate those proceedings.”On that note, Nandlall said if one were to assume that Persaud was not qualified or entitled to be present and participate in the proceedings of Parliament, the Constitution speaks to that and says that his presence does not invalidate the proceeding. “If his presence there was one that was wrongful, the question is does it operate retrospectively or prospectively…” he added.The former AG said if a court declared him unqualified, but he voted in favour of budgets and laws that were passed, then that brings a whole new argument to the fore. “Let’s assume that they (Government) go before a judge and the judge said yes, he was sitting there unlawfully. Does the judge have the power to invalidate all that was done prior to that?” he questioned.But more than that, Nandlall argued that the judge will also have to take into account that there are many more members of the National Assembly who are in similar circumstances like Persaud. He, therefore, questioned how far back the judge would go to invalidate acts in other Parliaments. On that basis, he believes that the best option is to go to the polls.last_img read more

State parks at risk from development

first_imgSACRAMENTO – California state parks are underfunded and have a $1.2 billion backlog in maintenance projects, according to a report released Monday by a nonprofit advocacy group. In its annual report, the California State Parks Foundation also found that proposed development threatens at least six state parks. Lawmakers approved the largest-ever budget increase for the state’s 278 parks last year, but as much as 60 percent of that increase could be taken away in the budget year that begins in July, the group says. “The path to sustainable funding and permanent park protection remains a challenge for the near horizon,” foundation president Elizabeth Goldstein said in a statement. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Rotary All-Star games set

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 10:45 a.m. The 2007 Rotary All-Star baseball and softball games will be played Wednesday, June 6, at York Field. The girls softball contest will begin at 3:15 p.m. The boys baseball game will begin at 5:30 p.m. The annual luncheon for the players, coaches and their friends and families will be held Tuesday, June 5, beginning at noon at the Radisson Hotel Whittier.last_img read more

Chelsea striker Costa could face Man United, claims coy Mourinho

first_img1 Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed striker Diego Costa could be fit to play at Manchester United on Sunday.The Portuguese coach has bemoaned the absence of the £32million forward, who has scored nine goals in seven Premier League games despite a persistent hamstring problem.The 26-year-old missed meetings with Crystal Palace and Maribor and spent a night in hospital earlier this week with a severe stomach bug following his return from international duty with Spain.But Mourinho has suggested he could climb out of his sick bed to feature at Old Trafford.“Diego has a little chance,” said the Blues boss.“I’m not saying he can [play]. I’m saying that we are trying. We will see what happens between Friday, Saturday and Sunday.“Everything happened to him. He was obviously injured and he had to go to the hospital with a viral situation that we didn’t manage to resolve without being in hospital over one night.”Costa’s recovery from his niggling hamstring problem was delayed by the bout of illness, as he was barred from Chelsea’s Surrey training base.“The problem is that being ill obviously didn’t help his recovery process because we didn’t want him here at Cobham,” Mourinho added.“The medical staff were going to meet him at his house.”Now Mourinho confirmed he had returned to training on his own.Loic Remy is out of the Manchester United match after sustaining a groin injury in Chelsea’s 6-0 Champions League defeat of Maribor on Tuesday night.Mourinho added: “The only one that I can confirm has no chance is Remy. I would say two weeks, three weeks [out].” Chelsea striker Diego Costa last_img read more

Arsenal survive Moscow scare to reach Europa semis

first_img0Shares0000On target: Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck celebrates his goal© AFP Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVPARIS, France, Apr 12- Arsenal survived a scare as they progressed to the last four of the Europa League on Thursday after coming back to draw 2-2 with CSKA Moscow in Russia.Fedor Chalov and Kirill Nababkin scored for CSKA to set Arsenal nerves jangling in the Russian capital, as the hosts looked to overturn a 4-1 deficit from the first leg. But Danny Welbeck pulled one back before Aaron Ramsey levelled the scores on the night in stoppage time, taking the Premier League side through 6-3 on aggregate.It was another night of comebacks in a crazy midweek in Europe, with Marseille and Red Bull Salzburg producing stirring performances to overturn first-leg deficits and go through.Salzburg lost 4-2 to Lazio in Rome last week but won 4-1 in the return in Austria, despite Ciro Immobile giving the Italians a second-half lead on the night.The hosts proceeded to score four times in 20 minutes to advance 6-5 on aggregate.Marseille recovered from losing 1-0 away to RB Leipzig last week, and from falling behind to the Germans inside two minutes in the return at the Velodrome, as they won 5-2 on the night to progress 5-3 on aggregate.A brilliant Dimitri Payet finish for Marseille’s fourth was a highlight as they made it through to a first European semi-final since 2004.Atletico Madrid are also through, and remain the favourites to win the trophy in Lyon next month — they were beaten 1-0 on the night away to Sporting Lisbon but progressed 2-1 on aggregate.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

QPR youngster makes loan move

first_imgQPR youngster Niko Hamalainen has joined Dagenham & Redbridge on loan on a month’s loan.A Finland Under-18 international, Hamalainen has captained Rangers’ Under-21 side this year.He is one of several young players the club have been looking to send out on loan in order for them to pick up first-team experience.Hamalainen is primarily a left-back but can also operate as a central defender.See also:QPR youngster gets Under-21 call-upFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

How to Free Yourself from the Poverty of Polarity Thinking

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now “If this is good, that must be bad.”“If that is right, this must be wrong.”“There is only one way to do this, and that is the way we do it.”“It is black or white. There is no gray area.”One of the patterns in human thinking is the tendency to identify—and cling to—polarities. These polarities exist in all areas of our thinking, our values, our politics, and structures of our consciousness. Polarities exist in some of our general dispositions, like believing you are conservative or liberal. But they also show up in lesser matters, like Inbound or OutBound as a sales approach.Throughout human history, the brain has worked to keep human beings alive, dividing things into two categories: 1) Beneficial, and 2). Harmful. Blueberries are good, hungry predators are bad. My people are safe; strangers are dangerous. People who believe what I believe are part of my tribe, and people who believe something different are the enemy. These dichotomies have served to keep us alive. They have also created false choices and limited thinking that have kept us trapped with a set of problems that appear to be intractable.The truth is that blueberries are sometimes good, and hungry predators are also useful. Your people are sometimes safe, and strangers are often safe (everyone you know was once a stranger, and you may have had reservations upon meeting them). People who believe what you believe are part of your tribe, and defining that category to something as limited as, say, political beliefs, produces a different outcome than a broader, more inclusive class.There are some areas where the dichotomies require a choice, like integrity or dishonesty. In more domains, however, polarities extract a price when it comes to your success and your results.Elimination of OptionalityIf there is only one right answer, all other answers are necessarily wrong. If all other answers are wrong, then you have effectively eliminated your options. If what you believe is good, and right, and beautiful, and everything else is terrible, wrong, and a lie, then you have removed any new choices or options. These kinds of purity tests often end up destroying results. When there is only one belief and one right course of action, when it doesn’t produce the desired effect, you are stuck.In The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need, I described “resourcefulness” as the linchpin attribute of the ten that appear in the first half of the book. Human creativity and ingenuity have, so far, seemed to lack any boundaries or limitations.Learn Anthony’s core strategies & tactics for sales success at any level with The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever NeedThe first tablet computers with a touchscreen hit the markets in 2000. They were mainly a computer with a touch screen. The experience wasn’t great, and no company produced anything that was remotely considered a success, and the ideas were virtually abandoned. Steve Jobs believed that a tablet computer was not only possible but that it was something different from a computer. His vision, his creativity, and his beliefs about what was possible made the market for tablets.Unnecessary and Incorrect AssumptionsMuch of the time, we make unnecessary and incorrect assumptions. We assume that what we do cannot be improved, and we accept a stasis that doesn’t serve us rather than exploring the new choices and new options. It can be challenging to believe that what we have done for a long time is no longer the right thing to do, and if you think in polarities, it means admitting that you are now wrong. The need to be right and a decision to be correct for the rest of all time is how people and collections of people get hurt.You don’t have to believe that other choices are wrong. Nor do you have to think that you are right. When you are hardened and unadaptable about what you think and your options, because your beliefs are set in concrete, you have set yourself in place while the world moves past you.How do you free yourself from polarity thinking? How do you get past mutual-exclusivity and see new beliefs, new actions, and new results?Exploring ConflictsMy challenge here is to share this idea without using polarities, even though, like all generalizations, they are useful.Whenever two or more ideas or courses of action exist, there is value in both the competition of these ideas and the integration of those same ideas. Most of us hold beliefs so firmly that we often refuse to explore their opposite.For some time, the people who fell passionately in love with inbound marketing suggested that any cold outreach (cold calls) was a violation of what is right. Because they held their beliefs so firmly, they limited the choices that salespeople and sales organizations might pursue. The result was detrimental to the vast majority of the people who held this belief, resulting in the being opportunity-starved. It did, however, improve the outcomes for some, mostly thought leaders and content creators.Those who fared the best chose to use both inbound marketing and cold outreach, integrating the two into a comprehensive approach. They refused the dichotomy, removing the “or” offered, replacing it with “and,” reaping the benefits of both.When I was young and first fronting a rock-n-roll band, we played only originals, a decision that was lauded by our small group of fans and followers, as well as other bands. The bands who were succeeding in building bigger audiences were playing mostly covers, something we refused to consider. At some point, we changed to playing covers, and our audience grew. At some point, we integrated the two, playing both and realizing greater success.Context matters. If you only accept competition, then one idea or choice wins, and all others lose. In eliminating ideas with which you disagree, you allow yourself to get stuck, as it pertains to your results your personal and professional growth. There are good reasons to explore the poles, including your values. It is never right to lie, except when doing so does nothing but hurt another person’s feeling.Accept the ThreatYou will not grow if you are unwilling to change your beliefs and your behaviors. To improve your ability to free yourself from your polarized thinking, you have to be willing to explore opinions and ideas with which you disagree. You must also be willing to take new actions. The greater the threat of the idea, the more you need to look at it.Exploring ideas you disagree with doesn’t mean you blindly accept them. Instead, it means you evaluate it in light of your circumstances, that you consider it, you give it a fair trial. Not all ideas are equally valuable for all scenarios — the context matters. But if you aren’t even willing to look at something different because it threatens what you know and believe, you cut yourself off from breakthroughs and transformation.Seek PerspectivesOne of the ways you can break free from being trapped on the poles is to look at people occupying the opposite pole. Because this is, if you believe “only inbound,” how do you explain the results of those who “mostly inbound?” If you are “only-outbound,” you are leaving communication channels out of your approach, even if we might disagree about the value and strategies for using these mediums.Exploring the opposite of what you believe means asking the question, “Why do these believe this is valuable?” If you think that other people’s beliefs and strategies are wrong while they are producing results, you understand the limiting nature of absolutist thinking. If there were no value, if it wasn’t useful in some context, one of two things would be true: 1). They would keep doing it even though they are not producing a result, or 2). They would stop doing something and do something different.If you are going to grow, change, and improve, you are going first to need to enhance your perspective.Trade Judgment for DiscernmentBreaking free of a fundamentalist mindset isn’t easy. It requires you to eliminate the tendency to judge something and explore the opposite pole with discernment as to the goal. There is value in the tension between the poles. You only know dark because you know light. You know cold because you know hot. Both of these examples demonstrate a continuum from one pole to the other. Instead of looking at the opposite pole with judgment, you ask, “When and how might this be useful?You want discernment, not judgment. What discernment offers is new beliefs, new behaviors, new courses of action, and new results. By seeing the value in context, you can integrate the opposite pole, when it makes sense to do so.last_img read more