St Catherine High school coach, Lennox Lindo, says winning the ISSA Southern Conference Under-16 high school basketball title proves that with a proper programme and the right application, schools can still win trophies by developing their own talent.In recent times, recruiting and transfers have become a major part of the local high-school sports landscape, but Lindo, who led St Catherine’s junior team to a 2-1 series win over St George’s College at the National Indoor Sports Centre last Friday, says development can still lead to titles.”I am really proud of these guys because they have been developing for quite a while. Most of them have been together for three, four years, so it’s good to know that development can still win championships,” he said.”They have come up gradually through the stages, so that is what I am really proud of. They came up through Under-14 together; last year they lost in the Under-16 semi-finals; and now, this year the hard work had paid off,” he told The Gleaner.In Friday’s 59-57 game-three win, Daniel Jones scored 21 points for St Catherine, while Swayveon Henry had 14 points and eight rebounds. Akeem Ellis top-scored for St George’s with 12 points and 10 rebounds.BEATING THE FAVOURITES”St George’s were the favourites as they were unbeaten up to the final. We played them in the zone at their school, and they beat us by ten points, so I knew we could compete against them. After (losing) game two, we changed our tactics,” he added.Meanwhile, the Under-19 final will go to a decisive game three after defending champions Calabar levelled the series 1-1 following a 57-52 win over Camperdown.Shamar Shand, with a game-high 18 points, and Maliek McCarthy, with 13 points and 12 rebounds, were Calabar’s leading players. Kemar Hurd top-scored for Camperdown with 13 points.Game three will be played tomorrow.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel head coach Leo Austria made it clear that even with his caliber, Terrence Romeo still has to prove himself when he officially joins the Beermen.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid June Mar Fajardo sad to see Brian Heruela go, but hopes pal gets longer minutes at TNT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Austria is also aware of Romeo’s reputation for being a problematic player.In a report by Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Musong Castillo, Romeo was shipped out of TNT at the request of several players after the star guard “ruined” the team’s chemistry, according to sources.A couple of Beermen also had run-ins with Romeo on the court in the past season.But Austria remains positive that these issues will be resolved once Romeo starts practicing with the team on Thursday.Austria did fix San Miguel after its tumultuous “Petronovela” phase when the team had to change its coaches several times and won just one championship in a span of three years.ADVERTISEMENT “Ever since Petron there was the novella and there were a lot of intrigues within the team but still the players stayed together and because of that in the last four years we started winning championships,” said Austria who took over as head coach at the start of the 2014-15 season.“There were a lot of ups and downs and the players matured because of that. These guys are professionals and they should exercise your attitude because this is not any one’s team. Anyone of us can be let go any time, The loyalty should remain to the team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Austria is well aware of Romeo’s individual awards but as far as team trophies are concerned the polarizing gunner still has nothing to show for it.“He has a lot of achievements, individually, but as a team I think he hasn’t won a championship yet,” said Austria in Filipino after the team’s practice Wednesday at Acropolis Clubhouse. “That’s the first thing he has to do, and I think he wants to win a championship.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“Every time there are new players on the team, the incumbent ones will have to size him up and he too has to size his new teammates up. It will take a few days to be familiarized with the team.”San Miguel has been nothing short of successful during Austria’s reign winning six of the possible 12 titles across four seasons including four straight Philippine Cups. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue View comments
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license The medium term outlook for global container port demand growth is positive thanks to strong underlying economic momentum across the world’s major economies.While there may be clouds on the horizon in the form of tariff and trade war fears, economic fundamentals are likely to win-out in the long run, global shipping consultancy Drewry said.“Against this positive picture near term container port capacity expansion will remain relatively subdued following several years of under investment, particularly in greenfield projects. As a result, average utilisation levels are expected to rise markedly across almost all regions of the world by 2022.”Drewry’s latest five year container port demand forecast is based on average global growth of just under 6% per annum, lifting world container port throughput in this period by almost 240 million TEU. The global container port industry is now of such a scale that 6% annual growth equates to around 45 million additional TEU each year, broadly equivalent to the size of the world’s largest container port, Shanghai.Bottom-up capacity projections on a terminal-by-terminal basis present a more conservative picture, with global container port capacity projected to increase by around 125 million TEU by 2022, a growth rate of just over 2% per annum. This is clearly well below projected demand and reflects the cautious investor sentiment towards greenfield projects over the last few years. As a consequence, average utilisation at the global level is forecast to increase significantly from 68% in 2017 to around 80% by 2022. Average regional utilisation levels are projected to increase most sharply in Greater China, North Asia, Southeast Asia and West Coast South America.“Assuming our demand projections are well founded, and the threat of trade wars dissipates, we expect many terminal operators and investors to review and potentially increase their activity levels in terms of new capacity additions,” said Neil Davidson, Drewry’s senior analyst for ports and terminals.“Crucially however, all capacity is not the same,” added Davidson.“Indeed for certain port markets, individual ports and specific terminals, the need for additional capacity may be even greater. Rapid growth in ship sizes has increased the segmentation of terminal capacity, such that today, all ‘deep-sea’ capacity simply cannot handle all ‘deep-sea’ vessels. It is often the case that berths with the infrastructure to handle the largest ships are the most highly utilised and in short supply, while older deep-water berths are under-utilised.”