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Aguilar’s health key for Ginebra vs Fajardo, San Miguel in finals

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Cone will still have 7-foot Greg Slaughter at his disposal but he knows having a healthy Aguilar, who missed the first two games against Rain or Shine and played only an average of 14 minutes in Games 3 and 4 due to a foot injury, makes a big difference.“Greg is great and Japeth is great, but they’re much better together. When you have them both on the floor, when you have them coming in for each other, you don’t lose anything,” Cone said. “But you end up over extending one of them when the other one is injured.”“So we’ll do what we can, trainers will do what they can and I think Japeth is gonna continue to give us minutes here and there but that’s really a prime question for us in terms of Japeth’s health.”But regardless if Aguilar regains his top form or not, Cone is confident Slaughter will be able to hold his own.“He’s got June Mar coming up and Balkman at times and It’s gonna be a challenge for him (Greg), but I think he’ll be up to the challenge.”ADVERTISEMENT “Japeth is not healthy. That’s the key. You could tell, I think everybody can tell he’s not explosive, he’s not getting down the floor a lot, he is trying his best to get ready and play and he’s trying to give me little minutes here and there and they really contribute,” Cone told reporters after Ginebra ousted top seed Rain or Shine, 96-94, on Monday night.“But unless we can get him back to near 100 percent it’s gonna be a struggle for us against San Miguel.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Elasto Painters are a relatively big team with the hefty big men Reggie Johnson and Beau Belga and lanky center Raymond Almazan up front, but the Beermen possess greater challenge with reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo and versatile forwards Renaldo Balkman, Arwind Santos and Christian Standhardinger.Add mid-conference acquisition Kelly Nabong, who is more than willing to do the dirty work, and San Miguel is overflowing with frontcourt talent. 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra managed to scrape past Rain or Shine in four games in their best-of-five semifinals series with one of its key cogs Japeth Aguilar logging limited minutes due to an injury.Gin Kings coach Tim Cone, however, admitted his team needs Aguilar to be in a much better condition against the defending champions San Miguel Beermen in their finals showdown beginning Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?center_img Cone unfazed as Ginebra faces ‘greatest team of all time’ in PBA Finals Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

MARAD urges commuters to report errant operators

first_imgUnlawful double faresThe Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) has renewed its call to commuters utilising the water taxi services to make reports of any form of unlawful behaviour from boat operators, especially those who demand a double fare on Sundays and holidays.On Friday, Harbour Master Michael Tennant in a public statement reminded passengers of the standard fare for the various water taxis routes.In his missive, Tennant said the fare from Georgetown to the Vreed-en-Hoop Stelling is $100 while the fare from the Parika Stelling to Eastern Wakenaam is $1000 and $1300 from Parika to the Wakenaam/Supenaam Stelling. The fare from the Parika Stelling to Bartica is $2500.“Any demands for additional sums by operators/owners should be reported to MARAD, indicating the vessel’s name, and time of travel,” MARAD said.The Department is urging passengers to make their reports on telephone numbers 225-7330 or 226-3356 or inbox messages via the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/maradguyana.Earlier last week, Guyana Times was told that boat operators who double charge their passengers on Sundays and holidays were being suspended for the unlawful practice.This was related to this publication by the Harbour Master, who explained that the move comes weeks after this newspaper had published several articles in which commuters called for MARAD’s invention in the situation. “We have already said that persons who are overcharging people and all such like, all the persons have to do is provide the name of the boat to us, and we will take the necessary action,” Tennant reminded.He said he was unable to give an approximate number of boat operators who have been suspended, but noted that MARAD has begun to clamp down on errant operators in an effort to stamp out exploitation.Guyana Times had previously reported that boat operators were charging double fare on Sundays and holidays, much to the discomfiture of the travelling public.This newspaper was informed that boat operators usually demand a fare increase of an additional $100 when they transport half the number of passengers on this route.Passengers have also detailed cases when they were forced to pay the extra $100, some without even knowing that the additional fee is unlawful.Back then, when Guyana Times visited the Georgetown stelling, some disgruntled passengers opined that the fare increase was quite burdensome and “unfair”. An angry passenger had said, “I ain’t get raise on my salary, so I ain’t concern with no raise of fare! I won’t go for no raise of fare!”A bowman who spoke to this newspaper had said the fares are increased on Sundays and holidays because those are not full working days.“Sundays and holidays is $200 (charged) because we ain’t supposed to be working. So them man does come out because them ain’t got nothing fuh do (and them want) fuh try and help de passengers to get across more fast. $200 a head. Me ain’t know why them (passengers) does row, because this is de cheapest boat fare around here,” he had declared.last_img read more