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Gordon shines for MoBay United

first_imgWestern Bureau:Owayne Gordon scored after a brilliant solo run to give ten-man Montego Bay United (MBU) a 1-0 victory over Boys’ Town at Wespow Park in the Red Stripe Premier League yesterday.Gordon was scoring his eighth goal of the season, and it allowed MBU to maintain second place in the standings on 29 points.Defender Dwayne Holmes saw straight red from referee Danion Parchment in the 23rd minute for hitting out at his opponent, but Boys’ Town never made use of their advantage.But while Gordon’s strike was crucial to them winning at home, goalkeeper Jacomeno Barrett also made crucial stops.Barrett was at his best in the 85th minute, producing a terrific double save to deny Boys’ Town the equaliser as the visitors pressed for parity.Boys’ Town allowed MBU too much space to launch attacks, and it was from one of their blisteringly quick counter attacks that Gordon netted. He picked up possession just inside his own half, turned his marker and outran another defender before slotting past Boys’ Town’s goalkeeper, Kirk Porter, in the 61st minute.”It wasn’t a good first half for the team, but we started moving the ball better in the second half, and we got the goal we needed. We can build on the good things,” said MBU coach Leonardo Leiva.last_img read more

Gilas battles title favorite Canada in Jones Cup opener

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 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 Gilas Pilipinas team arrives Friday afternoon in Taiwan for the Jones Cup Invitational. Photo by Musong CastilloTAIPEI – Gilas Pilipinas arrived in this progressive island confident of making heads turn in the 39th Jones Cup Invitational as a team of young talents carry the fight in this tournament the country shoots to win for the sixth time.Using the core of the Cadet program, three amateurs and a Filipino-German the country knows practically nothing of, Gilas plunges into action against what many feel is the team to beat in the 10-team, nine-nation meet as the Filipinos clash against Canada 150 at Taipei Peace International Basketball Hall here.ADVERTISEMENT Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Canada 150 is a selection of players coming from that country’s pro league, the National Basketball League of Canada, and it will be handled by its reigning coach of the year, Kyle Julius.Dallin Bachynski, a 7-footer, Dwayne Smith and gunslinger Deigo Kapelan, according to Gilas’ scouting reports, are the players the Philippine defense need to shut down.The Philippines is actually the defending champion here, having swept the tournament last year with a Mighty Sports team loaded with imports that counted former NBA All-Rookie Team member Al Thornton.This year, Gilas has tapped the services of Mike Myers as its only import. He is expected to just be a role player, the same way he is being utilised in practice.Gilas is shooting to win for the second time, the first since that epic 2013 triumph, with this crew all playing in the Jones Cup for the first time.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade “I really wish we drew them as our last game,” assistant coach Josh Reyes said just after touching down together with the rest of the team. “We could have had a chance to see them play first, like we did in 2013 (when the Filipinos beat the United States) when our strongest opponent was our last game.”Tip off time is at 3 p.m. with the Filipinos, despite checking in at the Howard Hotel at Da’an District well over 5 p.m., still able to turn in an hour’s practice at the brand new venue.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’Team Philippines plays nine games in as many days with its final assignment being Iran, the champion here in five of the last eight years. But the Iranian national side will be without its resident stars Hamed Haddadi and Nikha Bahrami, who have opted to stay home and rest for the Fiba Asia Championship in August.And that now makes Canada the team to beat. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Jimmy Alapag, now an assistant coach, is confident that this batch of Filipinos is ready to contend.“With the talent that this team has, I’m confident that we can contend,” Alapag said. “Our guys can definitely play and we will make a lot of heads turn. We might not have come here with the (Jason) Castros, the (Ranidel) De Ocampos, the (Terrence) Romeos, and they will see a new breed of heroes for us.”Keifer Ravena, Kobe Paras, Bobby Ray Parks and Christian Standhardinger make their international men’s debuts here and from among the members of coach Chot Reyes’ squad, they are the ones who are least scouted as they are all still not in the PBA.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lyceum backs up hype, slays San Beda for 2-0 start View commentslast_img read more

Ceres edges Global Cebu

first_imgStephan Schrock rifled home an unstoppable effort from 20 yards out as Ceres Negros slipped past fierce rival Global Cebu, 1-0, Sunday night in a battle of powerhouse teams in the Philippines Football League at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.In a tight contest where both defenses proved equal to the challenge, Schrock’s brilliance made the difference as the Busmen continued their pursuit of top spot, increasing their tally to 32 points from 15 matches.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img In-form NU, Adamson nail 4th victories MOST READ How to help the Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Busmen are still 12 points behind leaders Meralco Manila, but the AFC Cup Asean zone champions have played five less games than the Sparks.“It was very difficult to score especially if you came from a midweek game,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

Improvement dependent on GWI’s rate increase

first_imgDear Editor,Improvement in the quality of water provided to citizens, as well as an increase in supply, is dependent on much-needed revenue to finance the upgrade of aged infrastructure, build human resource capacity, and purchase the requisite equipment and chemicals to treat the water.This reasoning was reinforced by the Guyana Water Inc on Wednesday at the Woodbine Room of Cara Lodge, during the second public hearing for an application on change of rates, organised by the Public Utilities Commission.Responding to questions from the audience gathered at the hearing, Managing Director of GWI, Dr. Richard Van West-Charles, explained that the company’s debt figure is high, and collections alone cannot sufficiently finance the investments made to treat water for a growing economy.“When we apply the Limitation Act and look at the debt beyond the last three years, there is no way — if you collect that debt anyway — that you can cover the cost, because nothing stands still. We’re having customers every day; we’re having new housing schemes, both private and public; we are looking at already existing schemes that do not have access; those that require an improvement of quality, such as New Hope,” Dr Van West-Charles said.He further highlighted that in the context of the strategic plan, maintenance of the system is necessary, and the needs of the hinterland regions as well as the improvement of water quality across the country must be taken into consideration.Dr. Van West-Charles stressed that, globally, every company caters for some level of delinquency from customers who do not pay their debt. In this regard, he cited other utility and hire-purchase entities.Additionally, the Managing Director pointed out that while salaries are equal among staff countrywide, so should the rates be.During his presentation, it was also highlighted that since the last rate change, 12 years ago, the cost for purifying water alone has increased by more than 100 per cent, let alone the cost for equipment and manual labour, among other things. In this regard, Dr. Van West-Charles stated that the utility has since moved to employ and train staff in the necessary areas of expertise, such as learning new drilling techniques and water quality improvements.GWI is proposing a change in rates for residential and non-residential (metered and unmetered) customers, and a new category for pensioners. The PUC has requested an unaudited copy of GWI’s 2016 financial statements, to be presented at the next public hearing, scheduled for March 14, 2018 at the same venue from 10:00hrs. GWI has promised to meet with its Board of Directors to seek permission in regard to providing same.Yours truly,Public Relations OfficerGWIlast_img read more

No charges for Minister, driver, guards – DPP

first_imgParking lot fracasIn regard to the recent fiasco involving Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Broomes, her driver and two security guards at a popular establishment earlier in the month, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on Friday said no charges will be instituted.The DPP returned the file to the Police on Friday with a recommendation that no charges be laid against the parties involved. The Police, in a release, said that after reviewing the footage and statements taken, the DPP made her decision.“Please be informed that the file was completed and sent for legal advice, which was obtained to the effect that based on all the statements and video footage, no charges are advised,” the statement said.It was initially reported on July 9 that two security officers attached to the Massy Store at Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD) were in hot water after one of them had allegedly pointed a shotgun at the Minister.Reports indicate that the Minister’s driver had stopped at the entrance of the store to access the New Thriving Restaurant which is housed in the upper flat of the building. While there, two security guards approached them, and the confrontation ensued.However, CCTV footage made public has shown a scenario very different from that reported by the minister. In the footage made public, the minister’s driver is seen turning her vehicle into the parking lot where the incident occurred, and stopping a little distance from the Massy supermarket. He exited the vehicle and removed a ‘no parking’ sign. One of the security guards noticed his actions and ventured to the vehicle, replacing the sign which was removed. The minister’s driver exited the vehicle once more, and there followed a heated exchange between him and the security.Minister Broomes then exited the vehicle and pushed two of the ‘no parking signs’ to the ground as she confronted the security.The Minister had reported to the Police a matter contrary to what had actually occurred, and two security officers were arrested and detained for some 16 hours following the incident. They were later released on their own recognisance.Following the incident, Broomes refused to issue an apology, and when questioned by media operatives about the incident, stated, “I don’t know what you are talking about”.Her colleague, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence, subsequently met with the guards and offered an apology.last_img read more

Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario criticize passage of federal environment bills

first_imgKenney was joined by the provinces of Saskatchewan and Ontario in criticizing the bills that passed in the Senate on Thursday.Bill C-69, which overhauls federal environmental assessments for major construction projects, was passed by a vote of 57-37.Bill C-48, legislation barring oil tankers from loading at ports on the northern coast of British Columbia, was narrowly approved 49-46.Kenney said constructive amendments made to Bill C-69 by the Senate were stripped out by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government.Advertisement “The Trudeau government decided to gut that bill, which had been rewritten to allow for investor confidence (and) to remove political interference from the environmental assessment.”Kenney said he will pursue other avenues, including fast-tracking Alberta’s election of would-be senators and a referendum to try to force changes to equalization payments.“Albertans cannot be expected to continue to pay the freight in the Canadian federation if the same federation continues to block our ability to develop and get a fair price for our resources.”In Ontario, Energy Minister Greg Rickford said Bill C-69 is a twin disaster because it reduces Canada’s energy competitiveness while failing to better protect the environment.“We remain firm in our position that Bill C-69 is misguided legislation that will negatively impact resource development and the energy sector in Ontario and across Canada, killing jobs that hard-working families depend on to make ends meet,” Rickford said in a statement.Advertisement EDMONTON, A.B. – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he will fight the passage of two federal environment bills on multiple fronts, starting in court.Kenney says he is filing constitutional challenges to Bill C-48 and Bill C-69 because he believes they unfairly target his oil and gas province.Kenney says Bill C-48, which bans tanker traffic on the northern British Columbia coast, is particularly punitive because there’s no such ban on tanker traffic elsewhere in Canada.- Advertisement -“What’s the point here?” Kenney said at the legislature Friday.“You’re not imposing a ban on (tankers in) the Bay of Fundy. You’re not imposing a ban on the tankers that come down the Gulf of St. Lawrence. You’d shut down the Quebec economy if you did.“So why is it just a ban on Alberta exports?”Advertisementcenter_img In Saskatchewan, Premier Scott Moe said the two bills will hurt the economy and impede job creation.“The passage of Bills C-69 and C-48 marks a dark chapter for our energy and industrial sectors and is deeply concerning for our government and all those that value the economic prosperity of our nation,” Moe said in a release.“Ultimately, this prime minister will answer to Canadians this October (in the federal election) for why he does not support their jobs, and for why he disapproves of our sustainable energy and industrial sectors.”last_img read more

As rescuers search, death toll nears 100

first_img“This is horrifying,” said committee official Brooklin Rivera, who lives in the area. Felix damaged or destroyed 8,000 houses in and around Puerto Cabezas and 18,000 Nicaraguans are living in shelters, civil defense officials said. Many of the victims were Miskito Indians who had tried to flee the Category 5 hurricane. Officials believed more dead would be found by teams combing the coast stretching across the Nicaragua-Honduras border. At least 32 people were still missing after their village was destroyed and the boats they fled in capsized. Many of the 52 survivors who washed ashore or were found clinging to debris were being treated for dehydration in the seaside Honduran village of Villeda Morales. Rescue and aid was arriving slowly in the impoverished region, where descendants of Indians, European settlers and African slaves live in stilt homes on island reefs and in small hamlets, surviving by fishing and diving for lobster. Honduran Col. Saul Orlando Coca said U.S. and Honduran military personnel were patrolling the sea and inlets with helicopters and boats while soldiers walked the shore on foot. The ocean was filled with debris, preventing a rescue mission from going ashore at Sandy Bay, Nicaragua, the village where the eye of Felix made landfall with catastrophic 160 mph winds and a storm surge estimated at 18 feet above normal tides.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua – The death toll from Hurricane Felix neared 100 Thursday night as U.S., Honduran and Nicaraguan soldiers searched remote jungle beaches and the open sea for survivors and the dead. Villagers in canoes helped, paddling through waters thick with fallen trees. Two days after the storm hit, dozens more bodies were recovered along the Miskito coastline that stretches across the Nicaragua-Honduras border, many found floating in the sea, emergency officials said. Abelino Cox, a spokesman for the Regional Emergency Committee, said the death toll from Felix had risen to at least 98. The previous toll was at least 65 dead. The storm also destroyed the ethnic Zumo and Mayagna Indian community of Awastingni, located 55 miles northwest of Puerto Cabezas, Cox said. Fourteen people from there were missing. HURRICANE: The U.S. is helping efforts in the disaster area in the aftermath of the storm. By Bayardo Mendoza and Freddy Cuevas last_img read more

Roberto Martinez insists Chelsea and Manchester United targets will not leave Everton this month

first_img1 Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku Everton manager Roberto Martinez is adamant none of his key players will be allowed to leave this month, despite new speculation about the futures of Romelu Lukaku, Ross Barkley and John Stones.Lukaku, their 19-goal top scorer, is set to make his 100th start for the club in Sunday’s visit of Swansea but there were claims this week the Toffees had put a £65million price tag on his head.Similarly, Chelsea have been linked with another move for England centre-back Stones, whom they failed to sign in the summer after having a £38million bid rejected, while Manchester City have reportedly identified midfielder Barkley as a replacement for Yaya Toure.Everton successfully fended off all transfer interest in the summer and Martinez insists they will do the same for the remainder of this window.“None of our players who have been performing well…are going to leave in January. That is the end of the matter,” he stressed.“January is not a window where we are going to bring any instability to our squad.“Any talk about players getting evaluations or leaving the club is a waste of time.”When it was suggested to the Catalan that every player has his price he responded: “Not in January.“We are not going to even consider losing a member of our squad who has been important and will be important for second half of the season.”Lukaku has scored 55 goals in 108 appearances for the club and has 12 in his last 12 matches.Any decision to cash in would be controversial and, despite the continued speculation about Europe’s bigger clubs circling, Martinez believes they can keep hold of the Belgium international even though he has expressed his desire on more than one occasion to play Champions League football.“It [Lukaku’s ambition] goes hand-in-hand because at Everton we want to play Champions League football, so it is good to have a shared target,” added Martinez.“He wants to score goals and become better. It has been a fantastic journey in the last 13 months.“You have seen an evolution in his play which has been quite magnificent. He is a special footballer for us.“He is on the verge of getting 100 starts for Everton in all competitions and that is an incredible landmark for a 22-year-old.”More than anything that is because he is reliable, he has been consistently there and he is a focal point for us all.“I am looking for him to become even better as a player and carry on with the big role he has in the team.“Speculation is all positive. You don’t get that sort of reaction if you are not playing well.”last_img read more

West Brom sign China international Zhang – and send him out on two-year loan

first_img Yuning Zhang [left] has won nine caps for China West Brom have signed China striker Yuning Zhang from Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem for an undisclosed fee.The 20-year-old has agreed a three-year contract with the Baggies but has immediately been sent out on a two-year loan to Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen.Yuning scored twice on his international debut against Trinidad and Tobago in June 2016 and Albion’s director of football administration Richard Garlick is excited by the new recruit’s potential.Garlick told the club’s official website: “His progress will be the subject of great interest here at Albion but also in Germany and in China.” 1last_img

MODEL ‘PIPPED’ AT POST FOR PLACE IN CELEBRITY BAINISTEOIR FINAL

first_imgThere was heartbreak for Laghey’s Naomh Brid when they were knocked out of RTE’s Celebrity Bainsteoir tonight.The Donegal team gave it their all for model bainisteoir Pippa O’Connor but it simply wasn’t enough.Fellow model Roz Purcell’s Longford side eventually ran out 1-9 to 0-4 winners. Dublin model Pippa, who was helped by hubby Brian Ormond, said she was devastated for her Donegal boys.Roz will now face Calum Best in the final. MODEL ‘PIPPED’ AT POST FOR PLACE IN CELEBRITY BAINISTEOIR FINAL was last modified: October 21st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Celebrity BainisteoirPIppa O’Connorlast_img read more