Month: January 2020

Taggart a good fit for ROS, says Chan

first_imgPrince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties “Yes, we thought we already had the win,” Chan said in Filipino. “But they had their run, especially when Gary (David) got hot. We’re fortunate that we had some stops to force overtime.”What worked in favor of Rain or Shine, however, was its cohesiveness which showed late in the game as Chan and the rest of the crew found the creases on the Floodbuster defense to eke out the gritty win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“Coach told us to give it to Shawn (Taggart) in the post because Mahindra was playing him small. We gave the ball to Shawn and he scored four points, and also looked for the open guys. He found me at the corner where I got a three. We just looked for the mismatches,” he said, reflecting on his booming three which put the game away for good, 97-93 with 1:38 remaining.Rain or Shine has been impressive in its two wins early in the conference and Chan is liking what he sees especially the team’s unpredictability when it comes to who will take charge when it comes to scoring. ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media View comments Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos 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 ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next La Salle’s Eco Car Team wins Shell Drivers’ World Championship Asia Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town “Ever since, we’re wired that way. Even from the days of coach Yeng (Guiao), that’s how we are. Coach Caloy (Garcia) wants no superstars in this team, and anytime, anyone can explode, may it be a local or an import. It also makes us harder to scout,” he said.And Chan feels Taggart certainly fits the bill with him believing that with the towering import on deck, the Elasto Painters will be a tough matchup against any team in the league.“He’s an import who doesn’t necessarily need the ball. He’s not a ball hog and he’s a team player. He’s really fit for us because he can play inside and outside, and is also good at passing,” he said. “That’s the import we’re looking for.”ADVERTISEMENT Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGetting a surprise challenge from Mahindra, Rain or Shine banked on its experience to pull through with a 99-95 overtime victory to keep its record immaculate in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Sunday.Even Jeff Chan admits that the Elasto Painters felt they had the win in the bag when they led, 80-73, with eight minutes to play in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Pacers boost playoff hopes with comeback over Raptors

first_imgMarcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Toronto, which had won its previous two.It was an astounding comeback for Indiana, which was so lethargic in the first half it needed an 8-2 spurt just to get within 51-40 at halftime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe game was marred by a shoving match between Indiana’s Lance Stephenson and DeRozan with 3.3 seconds left. The melee spilled down the sideline and into the Pacers’ bench, where Toronto’s P.J. Tucker was still jawing with Pacers players.Stephenson, Tucker and DeRozan all received technical fouls. Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte 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 Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) fouls Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. APINDIANAPOLIS, United States — Paul George scored 18 of his 35 points in the third quarter Tuesday night and the desperate Indiana Pacers rallied from a 19-point, first-half deficit and blew out Toronto 108-90.The Pacers ended a four-game losing streak that saw them slide from a tie for the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference to the very real possibility of missing the postseason.ADVERTISEMENT On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test LATEST STORIES MOST READ The Pacers were 9 of 13 on 3-pointers in the second half.TIP-INSRaptors: Now trail Boston by 3½ games in the Atlantic Division with four games to go. … Despite Tuesday’s loss, Toronto has won nine of the last 11 regular-season games and three straight season series against Indiana. … The Raptors finished with 11 assists, ending a streak of five straight games with 20 or more. … DeMarre Carroll had 11 points, Cory Joseph scored 10 and Serge Ibaka had eight points and 10 rebounds.Pacers: Teague had 20 points and six assists, and Stephenson received a standing ovation when he entered the game in the first quarter. Stephenson finished with 12 points. … Thaddeus Young scored 15 points, his fifth straight game in double figures. … McMillan said Al Jefferson (sprained left ankle) was off crutches and out of the boot and is doing light jogging. Glenn Robinson III (sore left calf) still has not returned to practice.UP NEXTRaptors: Can clinch a fourth straight season with a winning road record at Detroit on Wednesday.Pacers: Will try to win back-to-back games for the first time since Feb. 6 when they host Milwaukee on Thursday. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments NBA: Westbrook equals record for most triple-doubles in a season Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos But it couldn’t taint one of the Pacers’ biggest turnarounds of the season — a game they hope will help them make a final push into the postseason.Indiana took its first lead on Jeff Teague’s 3-pointer with 5:48 left in the third, then watched George close out the quarter by scoring 14 of the Pacers’ last 19 points.Toronto never challenged again after the Pacers opened the fourth quarter on an 11-2 run to make it 88-77.With four games left and already down tiebreakers to Chicago, which started the night in the No. 7 spot, and Miami, which was tied with Indiana for the last playoff spot, Indiana knew what it needed to do: Win.George took that responsibility upon himself after a conversation with coach Nate McMillan, and he delivered with a huge third quarter that turned around the game and perhaps Indiana’s season.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Tanduay blasts CEU for breakthrough victory

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rod Ebondo paced the still-winless CEU (0-2) with 20 points and 14 rebounds, while JK Casiño had 11 markers and three assists in the defeat.The Scores:TANDUAY 75 – Alvarez 16, Santos 16, Varilla 11, Taganas 8, Vigil 6, Palma 6, Terso 5, Eguilos 3, Sollano 2, Tambeling 2.CEU 60 – Ebondo 20, Casiño 11, Manlangit 8, Wamar 7, Cruz 5, Aquino 4, Uri 3, Guinitaran 2, Jeruta 0, Intic 0, Arim 0, Saber 0, Baconcon 0.Quarters: 13-12, 30-28, 60-42, 75-60.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lester Alvarez. PBA IMAGESBanking on its experience, Tanduay whipped the youthful Centro Escolar University squad, 75-60, to chalk one in the win column Tuesday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Lester Alvarez commandeered the Rhum Masters with 16 points and five assists, while Adrian Santos missed out on a double-double with 16 markers and nine rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Paul Varilla also got 11 points and five boards in the victory.Coach Lawrence Chongson was happy after his veterans finally stepped up to the plate after Tanduay’s humiliating 89-63 defeat to Cignal HD last Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“I got a team full of veterans so they need to really step up. I felt that it’s where we lacked last game, where our veterans didn’t deliver. That game really humiliated us,” he said. “Hopefully, that will be our battlecry. We’re slowly getting to where we want to be.”The Rhum Masters used a 30-point third quarter explosion to break away, 60-42, before fending off a belated rally from the Scorpions in the final three minutes of the game to secure their breakthrough victory. Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kevin Durant’s menacing defense leads the way for Warriors China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Swing Out Sister back to PH this April For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READlast_img read more

‘Yohan is back’

first_imgLONDON, England: He had to work a little harder than he expected to book his lane in today’s men’s 100m semi-final, but the wry smile at the end and the confident bounce through as he made his way from one interview to the next tell the story of a sprinter who has rediscovered his swagger. “I want to show the world that Yohan is back,” said Blake, who recovered from a truly insipid start to finish second in 10.13 seconds behind Japan’s Hakim Sani Brown (10.05), with China’s Zhenye Xie (10.13) matching Blake’s time for third place. It has been a while since Blake stepped on the track at a World Championships. In fact, the last time he did so, he left it as the youngest-ever World champion in the 100m back in 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. ‘GREAT TO BE BACK’ It’s a reality that is not lost on the now low-trimmed Blake, who said he was feeling good and looking forward to today’s semi-final despite the testy race he put together yesterday. “It feels great to be back, and I want to go out there and replicate what I did back in 2011,” Blake noted before assessing his race. “I got out of the blocks pretty slowly, but I just did enough to get through, but I am feeling good still, and I am feeling strong. I just want to take it round by round and let people see that I am here, but trust me, I have something coming!” Blake exclaimed. Blake entered the World Championships with the second-fastest time recorded this season in the 100m, with a 9.90-second clocking, which leaves him behind American Christian Coleman’s 9.82.last_img read more

Super Cup kicks off Nov 10 – All-Star team to be selected this year

first_img He added: “The ISSA/FLOW Super Cup is intended to benchmark what excellence looks like and so we express our thanks to the members of corporate Jamaica, ISSA and other stakeholders who have embraced the vision and are working in the background to move the sport forward.” Dr Walton Small, the president of ISSA, commended the FLOW team and the many other sponsors for the significant investment and the planned improvements to the 2017 season, which will guarantee an engaging and exciting competition. “FLOW’s investment extends far beyond cash as their guidance in how to structure and market the product is immeasurable,” said Small. Meanwhile, FLOW’S sponsorship and events manager, Stephen Miller, said every effort is being made to ensure smooth access to tickets and venues. Tickets will go on sale on November 8, at FLOW Carlton store on Half-Way Tree Road in Kingston and the FLOW Store Fairview in Montego Bay. Tickets for the Sabina Park are $500 for entry to both the George Headley and North Stand, while in Montego Bay, tickets are priced at 500 for bleachers and $1000 for grandstand. The ISSA/FLOW Super Cup final will take place on November 25. MOVING SPORT FORWARD The selection of an All-Star team will be one of the highlights of the three-week ISSA/FLOW Super Cup tournament which kicks off on November 10. Details of the 2017 competition were revealed during an online press conference yesterday. The All-Star team will participate in a full day training session with coaches from world famous English Premier League giants Manchester United. This session will be held with the view of developing their skills while giving the players a taste of a professional training environment. This year’s competition will see the top eight schoolboy football teams (down from last year’s 16) competing over three weekends. The top four teams from the ISSA/FLOW Walker Cup corporate area competition will face off against the top four rural area-based ISSA/FLOW Ben-Francis semi-finalists for a total prize money of $1.8 million. The winners of the ISSA/FLOW Super Cup will take home $1 million cash for school development. To ensure the highest quality execution, the organisers have also secured the best football venues – the Montego Bay Sports Complex and Sabina Park. Carlo Redwood, vice-president of marketing at FLOW, said his organisation is committed to helping with the development of the sport. “Our continued aim is to help boost the marketability of the local football product,” said Redwood. “As we all know, it takes cash to care, and development requires funding. Increased investment must be a key priority both at the school and community level, as well as through the national competitions organised by ISSA,” Redwood said.last_img read more

Laurie Foster | If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

first_img VOCAL ON PLANS Ever since the United States-born new female sprinting sensation, Briana Williams, had double success for Jamaica at the World Under-20 Championships in Athletics, spirited controversy has filled the air. Based on the performances of the USA star, Twanysha Terry, prior to and during the 100m in Tampere, Finland, Williams was expected to trail her to the finish line. It did not quite go that way, with the Jamaican lass exploding out of the blocks a step ahead of Terry and proving unreachable throughout the race. Having put that to bed, another matter that was beyond expectation was Williams, a 16-year-old, lining up for the 200m. That title was taken as well against another well-lettered favourite in USA girl, Lauren Rain Williams, even more convincingly in a championship record. Briana had navigated six races in four days, putting many of her supporters in disbelief. Why was she asked to take on such an intensive workload, given her tender age? There are some factors which the naysayers seem not to have noticed. Briana’s coach is Ato Boldon, who, as a junior himself, successfully took on the double challenge when he competed for Trinidad & Tobago at the 1992 edition of the event in Seoul, South Korea. In post-competition interviews, he attempted to allay the fears of those who were opposing his choice for Briana. Chief among those concerns was that the ill-effects would not be seen until the athlete attained the senior level. Boldon, in response, reminded that his performances as an adult transitioning from the junior level were second to none other than the phenom, Usain Bolt. In fact, he was a senior World Champion in the 200m. Boldon, apart from answering his critics on Briana’s two-race diet, has been very vocal on his further plans to contribute to track and field, both for his home country and Jamaica. Coming from a position where his mother is Jamaican and his father is Trinidadian, he sees his roles having equal interest in both countries. In addition to Brianna, he coaches Khalifa St Fort, who has represented Trinidad and Tobago at the Olympics. The Trinidad track-and-field authorities have questioned Boldon’s capabilities as a coach and, in his mind, have not given him the recognition he thinks he deserves. This came out in a post he made on social media after his first triumph with Briana at the World Under-20s. He sent a “HUGE shout out to the Trinidad & Tobago track and field federation for the constant motivation this year”. It ended with the question which was clothed in sarcasm, “Do I know what I am doing now?” Given comments made by Boldon during track-and-field commentary at global events, he has not been a favourite of Jamaican fans. This is a reason which has been cited in a bid to have Briana seek coaching instructions in Jamaica. Foster’s Fairplay, especially after seeing the relationship Boldon shares with Brianna – one of expressed mutual respect – has no problem with accepting him as the way forward for her. It is simply a case of the old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” It is this columnist’s view that the future is bright for Brianna and no effort should be spared by local track-and-field authorities to have the union between the athlete and her Trinidadian coach cemented. -For feedback: email laurieFoster2012@gmail.com www.facebook.com/lauriefosterlast_img read more

Award winning Jamaican play “Blood” for LICHAS, Linden

first_imgIn the recently concluded Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s National Drama Festival, Tacius Golding High School received seven national awards for its theatrical presentation, “Blood”.The awards are Best Open Class Play, Best Experimental Drama, Best Open Class Actress, Best Open Class Director, Best Overall Ensemble, Best Overall Director, and Best Overall Dramatic Production.On this backdrop, Director and Writer, Webster Mcdonald said it is his intention to disseminate the message highlighted in “Blood” across the island and the Region if possible.“Blood” tells the story of a girl who was sexually abused by her adopted father. The lead character goes through a phase of low self esteem, isolation and myriad suicidal attempts. The concept of revival and the power of God are riveted in the conclusion of the piece, where she receives some semblance of hope. Essentially, blood seeks to create hope and tenacity for those who have been abused sexually or emotionally.“The second play explores issues relating to relationships. From time to time, marriages are terminated because of the lack of effective and consistent communication and these result in segregation, internal and external conflicts.”“Blood”, accompanied with music and dance, intricately created a blend of Jamaican culture It will be staged at the LICHAS Theatre, in Linden on Saturday, August 20, at 19:00h.last_img read more

Writer presents “Guyanese Writers of Indian Ancestry” pocketbook to Minister Henry

first_imgWith the ultimate objective to whetting the appetite, eliciting respect and appreciation, while encouraging more scholarships for Indo-Guyanese and by extension Guyanese Literature, yet another book is ready to hit the local shelves. As Guyana continues to observe the centennial anniversary of the end of East Indian indentureship, Literary Activist/Writer and Oral Historian, Petamber Persaud, handed over 100 copies of a pocketbook titled “Guyanese Writers of Indian Ancestry” to Minister within the Education Ministry, Nicolette Henry on Thursday.Expressing gratitude during the presentation in her secretariat, Minister Henry noted the importance of such publications to the Guyanese fabric on the road to social cohesion through literary and cultural awareness. “I’m sure that it will evoke nostalgia for some and adventure for others,” Minister Henry said.This is the second in a series of pocketbooks produced by Persaud following the launch of “Made in Guyana”, which was written for Guyana’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.“This 50-page book is a tribute to our literary ancestors dating back to the early 19th Century, capturing information about writers up to present day,” Persaud stated.In his opinion, there is not much information readily available on Indo-Guyanese Literature and this project is an attempt to fill that lacuna. He also noted that he was motivated to pen the publication as there are many writers who are not know or little know, thus to showcase them alongside more recognised writers.It is hoped that these books will be educational and informative to students and anyone who cares about the nation’s literary patrimony/heritage. It is presently available for sale at Austin’s Book Store and will soon be available at hotels and all ports of entry.last_img read more

Indigenous land rights: let not your silence be your demise

first_imgThe recent statement by the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples Affairs issued against the National Toshaos’ Council (NTC) calls for worry.As expected, political bias is the best and sole argument the Coalition could afford to justify the lack of majority consensus from indigenous leaders and the National Toshaos’ Council regarding its presidential Commission of Inquiry (CoI) launched into both African land reparation and indigenous land claims.Unfortunately for the Sydney Allicock team, the NTC is a democratically constituted body of almost 200 Amerindian leaders, led by an Executive body of 20, in which majority consensus guides decision-making. Mandated by the Amerindian Act 6-2006, the NTC is tasked with, among other things, guiding Allicock in his policy-making, but always in the greater interest of Amerindians. It is therefore natural that, excluded from the discussions which birthed the said CoI, and considering the context in which the CoI was launched — overtly bypassing protocol and indigenous rights — the NTC should sternly object to its establishment. It is equally comprehensible that the NTC should want no part to play in the establishment of a CoI which defies more than a century’s worth of struggle for Amerindian rights in Guyana.This horrendous accusation by team Allicock, however, comes despite the minister being fully cognizant of the fact that, since 2014, Amerindians continue to benefit from a multi-stakeholder Amerindian Land Titling Project (ALT) funded by LCDS revenues (consequentially exempt from Guyanese tax dollars). ALT was designed to address all land encumbrances, including mining, forestry and lease claims, through active stakeholder engagement and in strict respect for procedures detailed in the AA6-2006. The aforementioned project was launched after 3 years of active consultation with stakeholders. Three years.By its mandate alone, ALT not only annuls this presidential CoI, but also provides much wider scope and transparency for the resolution of Amerindian land claims. What’s more spurious than Allicock trying to legitimize the CoI against the backdrop of an already functional, UN-partnered land titling programme is the fact that, to date, his Government has failed to produce evidence of similar nationwide consultation with Guyana’s First Peoples; that the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of Amerindians was obtained by majority consensus.Yet Allicock demands that NTC Chairman, Toshao Joel Fredericks, produce evidence of the Government’s violation of FPIC, without realising that his administration has no proof to justify that a nationwide inclusive decision-making, consultative process was conducted. Unsurprisingly, when questioned by the media 3 days ago, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, indicated that he was unaware of whether the NTC was consulted over the establishment of the CoI and the drafting of its ToR.Harmon then fallaciously defended that Allicock provided ample details to a section of the NTC during a recent confab in the Rupununi, despite a recording of the minutes of that meeting indicating otherwise.Hardly has anyone seen such abusive treatment meted to Amerindians by the Government of Guyana. Allicock’s grotesque efforts to discredit the NTC merely reinforce the plausibility of him being a mere marionette, instrumental in the African land reparations agenda which piggybacks on Amerindian land titling in a desperate attempt to equate its cause to indigenous land rights.In establishing this CoI without the Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Amerindians and their elected leaders, represented through the body of the NTC, the Coalition has stampeded the indigenous land rights guaranteed and protected inter-alia by the Independence Act Cap 14 S 17, the AA 6-2006 and the UNDRIP. Subsequently, the Coalition is the real instigator of the ethnic tensions it claims have risen from the NTC’s efforts to protect Amerindian land rights, it hinders the formation of a socially cohesive society much necessary for nation-building.Despite the threats and attempts to intimidate and dissuade the NTC from procuring help from international actors, all indigenous organisations and representatives of indigenous peoples must stand tall against this unabashed bullyism. Minister Harmon confirmed that the CoI is a presidential directive, and that the President has absolute power over the issuance of titles.When it comes to Amerindian land rights, any such autocratic comportment by President Granger is a violation of the internationally recognized founding principles of indigenous rights (including Art. 11, 19 and 32 of the UNDRIP).But in modern-day Guyana, no President, especially any who fancies historical revisionism, must be allowed to promulgate party agenda at the detriment of citizens.last_img read more

Latin expression

first_imgSatiricus was in awe at nature’s fury. He looked at the pictures of the Atlantic waves hitting the sea wall and careening 30 feet into the air and fell mute. As he ambled over to the Back Street Bar, he just couldn’t shake the image from his mind.“Imagine if that wave fell on my head!” Satiricus exclaimed as he sat down and accepted a beer from the waitress.“Me know yuh a think ‘bout dem wave pan de sea wall!” grinned Bungi. “Da jus’ Gaad a play Phagwah wid dem Wes’ Coas’ people!!”“Well if Gaad bin a play Phagwah, look like he prappa vex!” observed Cappo, who hadn’t quite gotten the abeer out from his hands and face.“Yep!” said Hari. “He’s saying ‘If you want water, tek water!!”“Talkin’ about ‘vex”, a wha’ mek Rum Jhaat suh vex de adda day?” Bungi asked Satiricus, who was polishing off his beer.“You mean when he told those reporters, ‘Hall yuh ass’?” asked Satiricus with a smile.“Yeah,” answered Bungi as the other fellas looked on with interest.“Budday! I told you fellas before,” said Satiricus. “The man isn’t angry when he uses that term!”“C’mon Sato,” said Hari. “You know he was teed off at those reporters asking him an inconvenient question.”“Naah!” said Satiricus, who was in a good mood after the Holi festivities. “Rum Jhaat is a highly trained lawyer and that is a Latin term.”“Na mek joke wid abee,” said Cappo scoffingly. “De man cuss dem reporta!”“Yeah,” affirmed Bungi. “’E cyaan tek crank up!”“OK, Sato,” said Hari resignedly. “What did Rum Jhaat say in Latin?”“Well, the word “ass” is an abbreviation of the Latin word, “asser”, pontificated Satiricus. “Meaning ‘bar”!”“Suh Rum Jhaat tell dem reporta fuh “hall dem bar”?” asked Cappo incredulously.“That’s right!” announced Satiricus. “Rum Jhaat was going to his car and they were “barring” his way!”“What about this Latin, Sato?” laughed Hari. “You and Rum Jhaat full a Sh*t!!”They all drank to that.last_img read more