first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scott scores 18 in Wizards’ win over short-handed Magic View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I had the opportunity to coach Kyrie Irving at the same age, and he was similar like that before he got hurt,” Collins said, remembering a younger version of the NBA All-Star. “There was just a maturity to his game that he had. He knew how to change speeds. He looked like a veteran from day one and that’s how Trae is out there. He plays at his pace. He knows where he wants to go.“He looks like he really enjoys playing with these guys. It’s really fun to watch but not fun to play against.”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 folkYoung burned Collins’ Wildcats for 25 points and 10 assists in the first half of a 104-78 win on Friday. The freshman finished with 31 points and 12 assists.It was another stellar night in a string of big games for the 6-foot-2 guard, who is bringing his hometown team back to national prominence. The Sooners struggled to an 11-20 record a year ago, but they look more like the team that went to the 2016 Final Four at the moment. 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Young leads the nation in scoring and assists. The Norman North High graduate has the locals buzzing, too. Friday night’s crowd of 11,259 was the biggest for a non-conference game at the Lloyd Noble Center since 2008, when Blake Griffin played for the Sooners.“When you’re winning, that’s the main thing,” he said. “This is fun. The crowd, it’s continuing to grow. They played a huge, huge role tonight. The way we jumped out right out the gates, you can just tell — this is the best time to be a Sooner.”Young scored 43 points in a win over Oregon. He had 29 points and 10 assists in a win over then-No. 3 Wichita State and 29 points and nine assists in a victory against then-No. 25 Southern California. But he really captured the attention of college basketball fans across the country when he tied an NCAA record with 22 assists against Northwestern State on Tuesday. He also had 26 points in the 105-68 win.“Obviously Trae’s ability to dictate and attack from the backcourt — that frees up a lot of other people,” Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. “Trae is shooting the ball well. Guys are comfortable making the extra pass. Moving the ball well. Good spacing. Making good basketball plays. They have done a good job of that.”Young shoots out beyond 25 feet with ease. He is fast and quick with rare court vision. It adds up to one difficult package for opponents.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READ “With how deep he can shoot it from, you have to extend out on him, and then it just opens the floor,” Collins said. “He does a great job. He changes speeds well and he is shifty. And so the moment you are kind of a little off balance, he does a great job getting into your body and kind of playing off your movements. He’s got incredible vision. I always knew he was an incredible scorer. But the one thing I think he is underrated is his ability to pass. I thought he made some great passes and found guys.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oklahoma guard Trae Young celebrates after a fast-break basket against Northwestern during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Tyler Drabek)NORMAN, Okla. — Trae Young is picking up admirers with every dynamic performance for No. 17 Oklahoma.Check out this testimonial from Northwestern coach Chris Collins.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


first_imgA linesman employed with the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) lost his life on Tuesday evening after a rotten utility pole he was climbing fell with him.Dead is Brian David Clifford of Lot 414 Bushlot Village, Corentyne, Berbice. Reports are the 47-year-old linesman was at Belvedere Squatting Area, Corentyne, working on a pole when the incident occurred. Guyana Times was told that Clifford was reconnecting a wire when the pole came crashing down with him. He was strapped to the pole and did not have enough time to release himself as the pole came crashing down.Dead: Brian David CliffordAccording to reports, the linesman was in the area to reconnect the electricity after an excavator which was clearing a canal in the community, accidently hooked an electrical wire causing it to burst. GPL was called in and Clifford, who was on duty on the evening shift, mounted the pole.According to Ulin Kempadoo, who was on her patio knitting, she was keenly observing an excavator cleaning the canal in front of her house. “I see when the thing hit the post and the wire cut, and then the emergency people come and the man go up on the post.”Meanwhile, Tina Dihal who lives one house away from where the pole fell, said she saw the GPL worker climbing the utility pole. “So me turn and show me daddy how the post bend, and I telling he that they should get something and tie the post…”The woman said she watched in horror as the post started to lean further and within a split second, it crashed to the ground; falling first, with the helpless man smashing into it. “He was trying to lose the belt but it happen so quick, he couldn’t do nothing to save he self,” she related.Another neighbour, Chan Kempadoo in recounting the incident noted that the man was quickly rushed to the hospital after hitting the ground. However, in describing the scene, Kempadoo explained that the injured man fell with his face pointing towards the pole. Clifford had been working with the utility company for 25 years. Last month he was honoured for his long and dedicated service to the company. Some of the workers who had gone to Belvedere Squatting Area to replace the fallen pole said they were shocked to hear of their colleague’s passing, saying he will be missed.His wife Mohinnie Clifford, also called “Sharron”, described her husband as a very hard and dedicated worker. “He was a very peaceful guy and a good husband to me, always loving.”She said a friend was at the hospital when the injured man arrived. That friend, she added, telephoned a neighbour and told her that he was at the Anamayah Memorial Hospital. “When I go there, they had him in the theatre. I had to wait and the doctors let me go in and see him; they were pumping his heart but like it was too late,” the bereaved mother of two said as water settled in her eyes.One of Clifford’s children, Lisa, referred to her father as the kind of person who always wanted to spend time with his family. While noting that her father loved his job, the 19-year-old said even before the linesman left home on Tuesday, he spent a little fun time with the family.He leaves to mourn his two children, ages 19 and 16 and his wife.Police have since launched an investigation into the incident. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more