Blatche status still uncertain as Gilas deals with schedule conflicts for Fiba q’fying

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles “With the current format, we will play two games in November. How are you going to approach that? It’s a very difficult situation,” stressed the mentor.Another challenge is convincing prospects to stay in the country and not entertain offers elsewhere if  SBP decides to naturalize another player.“It’s another way, to hire a full-time naturalized player who will be with us day-in and day-out, but that’s going to be very costly. We are talking to several prospects, but that’s not easy. You have to convince them to stay here and not think about the other leagues. Also, we have to go through the Congress and their contracts. It’s really a tedious process,” he said. “That’s why we are very happy that we have a reliable big man in Christian (Standhardinger), but he will also leave for the ABL in November.”Despite all the problems, Reyes shared that SBP is still in constant communication with Blatche’s camp.“We’re in constantly in touch with his agents. That’s just the way it is and that’s how difficult the situation we’re in with,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay “The situation with Andray is very fluid situation, a constant work in progress for us,” the mentor said Thursday at the homecoming presser hosted by Chooks-to-go at Marco Polo in Ortigas. “By November, he will be playing in his Chinese team so we don’t know if his Chinese team is going to allow him to play.”Gilas’ woes with its naturalized player coincides with the problem  of adjusting  to the new competition schedule, which  Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) has been working on for the better part of the year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The home-and-away qualifiers begin on November, right in the middle of the various national professional tournaments in Asia.That will leave Blatche, who is playing with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association, as well as majority of the PBA players out for the games, unless the SBP comes up with a plan amenable to all the parties involved. LATEST STORIES Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Andray Blatche. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAndray Blatche’s status with the national team is still up in the air.Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes admitted that he’s still uncertain about the status of the Syracuse native, especially in the 2019 Fiba World Cup qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: McGregor congratulates Mayweather, says he has ‘strong tools’ for MMAlast_img read more

CSEC, CAPE results to be announced today

first_imgWeeks of waiting in anticipation will end today for hundreds of students and their parents as the Education Ministry is expected to announce the results of the 2016 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).The announcement will be made at a news conference scheduled for 10:00h by Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine. The press conference will be held in the auditorium of the National Centre for Education Resource Development (NCERD) and will be streamed live on the Ministry’s website www.education.gov.gy.CSEC uses a six-point grading scheme, which is used to report on the performance of the candidates under six overall and profile grades as follows: Overall grades – I, II, III, IV, V, VI; and Profile grades – A, B, C, D, E, F.CSEC subjects are examined for certification at the General and Technical Proficiencies, which provides students with the foundation for further studies and entry into the workplace.Guyanese students have been performing exceptionally well at these examinations over the years, having produced the top student for the past few years. Last year, 17-year-old Victoria Najab of Saraswati Vidya Niketan (SVN) topped the country with a whopping 20 Grade Ones.The second spot was taken by another SVN student, Vamanadev Hiralall, who obtained 19 Grade Ones and one Grade Two. He was followed in the third spot by Aliyah Rasheed from Queenstown Village on the Essequibo Coast, who secured 19 Grade Ones.Meanwhile, CAPE is designed to provide certification of the academic, vocational and technical achievement of students in the Caribbean who, having completed a minimum of five years of secondary education, wish to further their studies.Last year CAPE toppers included Cecil Cox, Larissa Whiltshire and Sasha Woodroffe, all of Queen’s College and Shonta Noel of St Rose’s High, who all secured Grade One passes in six units.last_img read more