BT, Rivoli draw

first_imgAdrian King’s 79th minute goal earned Boys’ Town a 1-1 draw with Rivoli United in their Red Stripe Premier League game at Barbican play field yesterday.Corey Burke had earlier fired the visitors ahead in the 51st minute with his league leading 11th goal of the season. However, minutes later, he wasted a great opportunity to add to his tally when he failed to convert a penalty.Yesterday’s point lifted Boys’ Town one place to seventh and Rivoli stayed tenth with 14 points after yesterday’s early match.King was disappointed that Boys’ Town did not go on to bag all three points after his equaliser.”We were a bit disappointing in the first-half and squandered a number of good chances,” he said.The former Bridgeport High Manning Cup player has become a fan favourite since joining the ‘Red Brigade’ this season and although he believes he should have scored more he is satisfied with his contribution.”I feel pleased within myself, I just want to continue the hard work so I can stand out in games,” King said. He has promised to improve on his accuracy in front of goal to pull Boys’ Town out of the bottom half of the table.”We are not pleased with the position that we are in. We should have been up more, but we need to score more,” he added.Boys’ Town were the better team in the first-half but wasted their chances. Six minutes into the second-half they were made to pay when Burke dribbled fired a low shot past goalkeeper Kirk Porter.With just over ten minutes to go King broke away and calmly slotted past Marlon Henry for the equaliser.Other results: UWI FC 1 (Deno Schaffe 38th) Waterhouse 0; Cavalier 2 (Donovan Alvaranga 33rd, Nicholas Hamilton 62nd) Portmore United 1 (Mallique Foster 80th).last_img read more

Four changes for Scorpions ahead of Red Force clash

first_imgThird-placed Jamaica Scorpions have made four changes to their 13-man squad ahead of their eight-round Digicel WICB Four-day Tournament clash against fifth-place Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in Port-of-Spain, starting on Friday.The three changes, however, appear to be forced.Three of the replacements are being done as a result of fast bowler Jerome Taylor, wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton and all-rounder Rovman Powell being drafted into the West Indies line-up for their opening Twenty20 fixtures against touring Pakistan.The fourth replacement, in the meantime, is as a result of opener Shacaya Thomas having passport issues.It is understood that the St Catherine opener, who disappointed with scores of two and six in the Scorpions’ horrendous 34-run loss to the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Sabina Park last week, is awaiting a visa confirmation with an overseas embassy.Jamaica scored a record-low 56 in their first innings and 114 in their second in surrendering to the Leewards inside three days, one of which was abandoned due to rain and wet conditions.The replacement players are batsmen John Campbell, Trevon Griffith and Oraine Williams and fast bowling all-rounder Derval Green.Campbell, the team’s leading run-scorer, gets a recall after being dropped for the Leewards match due to a dip in form, while Griffith, after playing in the opening two matches, earns a recall.Williams, in the meantime, a former national Under-19 youth opener, and who scored a century in the final of the recent national 50-Overs tournament, earns his first senior team call-up.Green receives a recall after being overlooked for the Hurricanes tie.”Three of the players have already represented us, so I am looking forward to them making a return and make a contribution,” said Scorpions captain, Nikita Miller, prior to the departure of the team yesterday.FIRST SENIOR CALL-UP”As for Oraine, this is his first senior call-up, so if he gets an opportunity one would hope he grabs it with both hands.”Jamaica, who after winning three, drawing one and losing of their first five matches, which saw them sit atop of the points table, currently trails leader and two-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars, and the Barbados Pride.The Leewards are presently fourth, with the Windward Islands Volcanoes in the sixth and last position.The tournament is played over 10 rounds of matches.Jamaica Scorpions (from): Nikita Miller (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Damion Jacobs, Brandon King, Andre McCarthy, Marquino Mindley, Paul Palmer Jr, Rovman Powell, Devon Thomas, Oraine Williams, John Campbell, Fabian Allen, and Derval Green.last_img read more

FEU holds off NU in UAAP volleyball opening win

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 View comments Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Opening game loss not dampening UE Lady Warriors’ confidence The Lady Tamaraws, last season’s runners-up, were quick to recover from their disappointing first set and showed their might in the next three sets.NU fell further in the game when it lost its only setter Joyme Cagande late in the third set after she collided with Roselyn Doria and suffered a sprained ligament in her left knee.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsWith the Lady Bulldogs without their only playmaker, their offense quickly fell into shambles while the Lady Tamaraws just took advantage of their wobbled opponent.Risa Sato carrying Cagande to the locker room. #UAAPSeason81 pic.twitter.com/nayfMfOEjb— Bong Lozada (@BLozadaINQ) February 16, 2019Roselyn Doria threw away her toss attempt that put FEU at the 24-12 match point and France Ronquillo ended things with a well-placed service ace.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University got off to a good start and dismantled National University, 22-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-12, in the second game of the opening day of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT FEU head coach George Pascua said NU “was an unfamiliar team” to them with the Lady Bulldogs fielding in just 11 players six of whom are rookies including Cagande.“NU is unfamiliar to us so we had to adjust in the second set and it was a good thing we were able to recover,” said Pascua in Filipino. “I actually criticized them but in a calm manner and of course I just instructed them on what they should do.”Rokie Lycha Ebon led FEU’s charge with 13 points while Heather Guino-o and Celine Domingo added 11 points apiece.Jerrili Malabanan, the Lady Tamaraws’ captain, pitched in 10 points.Ivy Lacsina finished with 14 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs while Princess Robles had 13 points. ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Local content not treated as priority by Govt

first_imgDear Editor,It has been 1555 days since ExxonMobil announced the discovery of oil in commercial quantities offshore Guyana. The APNU/AFC has not produced a final Local Content Policy to date, a draft is promised soon. No local content legislation was drafted or introduced by the APNU/AFC in those 1555 days. For this reason alone, this collection of incompetents known as “the coalition” should never be re-elected, ever.What exactly is local content? And why is it so important to all Guyanese? Practically, local content is the development of local skills, oil and gas technology transfer, and use of local manpower and local manufacturing, in other words, building a workforce that is skilled and building a competitive supplier base. This is where Guyanese can benefit via the all-important jobs and business opportunities that oil brings with exploration and production. Without a Local Content Policy and enabling legislation, Guyanese are fighting for crumbs that fall off the big table.The APNU/AFC does not believe local content is important; the task was not treated as a priority, it was left to Dr Mark Bynoe, a part-time lecturer at the University of Guyana, with no known experience in the business world. Bynoe was not furnished with a large budget to hire experts globally, he was given a small budget and he plunked for Mr Wilks, a retired oilman and DAI Global, a company already in the employ of ExxonMobil locally. This level of neglect may not attract a criminal charge, but it should.Clues as to why local content has not garnered the serious attention it deserves are in the actions of the APNU/AFC; the structure of the National Resource Fund as passed (illegally) puts control of revenues in the hands of one man, a politician, whoever is the Minister of Finance would have an unhealthy control over every person associated with the management of these funds. The APNU/AFC has passed legislation that has no effective checks and balances. Given the APNU/AFC’s track record of incompetence, jet-set lifestyles and incompetence, I cannot envisage a fund that grows; it will be more like the gold reserves which have declined from $16.268 billion in June 2015 to $589.3 million today, a decline of 96.4 per cent!The businessmen of Guyana know how badly APNU/AFC has failed them, now, you, the people, can judge for yourselves.Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

Acting Traffic Chief rubbishes “rare to non-existent” traffic enforcement assertions

first_imgLess than one week ago, the United States Department of State released its 2018 Crime and Security Report, wherein the following was asserted regarding Guyana: “Road conditions and road safety standards are below US standards. Roads are rarely maintained, and street lighting is sporadic. Vehicle accidents are very common, and accidents involving pedestrians are also very common. Traffic enforcement is rare to non-existent.”Acting Traffic Chief Ramesh Ashram is, however, rubbishing that report’s claims that enforcement of traffic regulations are “rare to non-existent.” Contacted on Monday, Ashram told Guyana Times that although he is yet to see the contents of the report in its entirety, the assertion regarding “little to no enforcement of traffic regulations” is one that he would contend. He has referred to the recently released statistics for the first quarter of 2018 to substantiate his contention.Traffic Chief Ramesh Ashram“We have been doing enforcement all the time. It is an ongoing exercise, and for the year so far, we have had over 30,000 cases made out. So I don’t know about not doing enforcement,” Ashram has said.Just last week, the Police, in a release, revealed that there was an 11.4 per cent decrease in fatal accidents up to the end of April 2018, with 34 people having lost their lives. Decreases were also recorded in serious, minor and damage accidents. Speeding continues to account for most of the road deaths, followed by pedestrians crossing in the path of approaching vehicles. Three people have been killed as a result of persons driving under the influence of alcohol, and three as a result of drivers being inattentive. One person was killed as the failed to confirm to signs.The GPF release also revealed that 29,064 cases were made out against errant drivers from January to April 2018.The US report identified traffic accidents as a major concern in Georgetown, with speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol being contributory factors. It has added that road and driving conditions are poor.“Police sporadically enforce local traffic laws, and local drivers often drive recklessly. Stop signs and traffic signals are often ignored…few roads have sidewalks. A combination of very aggressive and inexperienced, timid vehicle operators makes driving especially dangerous. Speeding, reckless driving, tailgating, cutting across lanes, stopping quickly without signalling, passing at intersections, and passing on crowded streets are commonplace,” the report stated.The US report has additionally urged US citizens travelling to interior locations to do so with experienced tour companies, while identifying that medical and law enforcement resources in many interior locations are significantly less than what is available in Georgetown.The report also declared road and driving conditions poor, and has coupled this with poor street lighting and drivers not lowering high-beam lights.Contacted, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson has said he is yet to peruse the report, and has refused to offer a comment on road conditions throughout the country.For years, though, citizens throughout Guyana have protested, and continue to protest, the deplorable state of the country’s roads.last_img read more

BC Hydro investing $6 billion in capital projects

first_imgThe second of BC Hydro’s major undertakings outlined is termed the Dawson Creek/Chetwynd Area Transmission (DCAT) Project.The project is expected to double the area’s electrical capability through several components, including constructing a substation east of Chetwynd and by increasing the Bear Mountain Terminal into a complete substation.This project is expected to cost between $150 and $250 million and should be completed by the Fall of 2013. B.C. Hydro has unveiled several capital investment projects it plans to carry out over the next few years and which have a combined $6 billion price tag.The power authority plans to carry out more than 10 projects across the province, including two in the Peace River region.The first of the projects in the Peace includes a $500 million project done in eight parts at the Gordon M. Shrum (GMS) Generating Station beside the W.A.C. Bennett Dam, which began generating power in 1968.- Advertisement -Since the generating station is more than 40 years-old, one of the subprojects involves replacing five of the station’s turbines. Hydro officials say the turbine replacement will have the ability to generate more electricity each year without an increase in water usage. They say the 177 gigawatt hours increase per year can provide power to 1,500 additional homes.The eight subprojects, together, at the Shrum GMS Station are expected to be completed by 2017.Advertisementlast_img read more

Improving Harambee Stars delights Put

first_img“For me, I think we played better than the Rwanda game. Winning does not always mean that you play well. The performance footballwise was great; we tried to play football and not kicking the ball and I think we have made some good progress,” the Belgian tactician said.Put fielded almost the same squad that played against Rwanda with the exception of Ulinzi Stars winger Samuel Onyango who missed the match entirely.Despite creating several scoring chances in either half, Stars could not hit the bull’s eye but Put says it is something that will eventually come freely.Harambee Stars midfielder Whyvonne Isuza shields the ball away from Libya’s Madeen Muhanad during CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match in Machakos on December 5, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“It was a very difficult game against Libya which is a very good team. They have quality players and noting we created more chances than them, says we were the better team. Unfortunately in the second half our levels dropped because this was the second match we are playing in three days,” the coach pointed out.Kenya leads the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup Group A with four points and do not play until Saturday, meaning the stats on the table might change with Thursday’s games in mind.Rwanda will play Libya while Tanzania Mainland faces second placed Zanzibar in a local derby. Put though is confident of leading Kenya to the semi-finals with a win when they face Zanzibar on Saturday in Machakos.“I watched a bit of their game against Rwanda and I see they are a very good team inside the box. They are players with motivation, quick on the counter attack and very efficient with long balls. It will not be an easy game but Inshaalah we shall be in the next round,” he noted.Libya’s Madeen Muhanad tracks down Kenya’s Massoud Juma during their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 5, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaStriker Massoud Juma is a major doubt for the Saturday game after picking up an ankle injury against Libya. He had to be rushed to hospital at the end of the first half.“It looks serious but I will wait and see how it progresses between now and Saturday. I am not sure whether I will play,” Juma told Capital Sports.Kenya is looking to replicate their form in 2013 when the tournament was last hosted in Kenya and pick up their seventh Senior Challenge title.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars players line up before their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match against Libya in Machakos on December 5, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 6 – Despite dropping points against Libya on Tuesday evening, Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put says he was impressed with the performance of his charges in his second match in charge of the national team.Put notes there has been great improvement both individually and as a team and he believes they are headed to replicate his playing style and philosophy and the work put in during training is bearing fruit.last_img read more

Embattled Ronaldo scores for Juventus against Udinese

first_imgIt was his fourth this season for Juventus, with the 33-year-old celebrating wildly with his teammates.Ronaldo showed no sign of being under pressure despite the damaging accusations made against him and which threaten his multi-million euro sporting empire.US police on Monday re-opened an investigation into accusations by former American model Kathryn Mayorga that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in June 2009.Ronaldo has strenuously denied the claims, and Juventus have so far stood behind the 33-year-old superstar, who moved to Turin in the summer in a 100 million euro ($115 million) deal from Real Madrid.He arrived at Udinese’s compact Stadio Friuli and was greeted by the enthusiastic cries of dozens of children waiting for the two team buses.During warm-up before the game he was even approached by a child who came onto the pitch to ask for his autograph.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Embattled Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Juventus against Udinese amid rape allegations © AFP / Miguel MEDINAUDINE, Italy, Oct 6 – Cristiano Ronaldo, embroiled in rape allegations, scored for Juventus in Saturday’s Serie A game against Udinese.The Portuguese forward lashed in the second goal for the Italian champions after 37 minutes from the left following a cross from Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic.last_img read more

World Cup final drew global audience of 1.12 billion

first_imgA survey it had commissioned by FIFA found that 3.04 billion viewers caught at least three minutes, a 10.9 per cent increase on Brazil 2014, and 2.49 billion watched at least 30 minutes, or one third of one match, up on 2014’s 1.95 billion.FIFA calculated that the average live audience for each of the 64 matches was 191 million.The survey estimated that 9.5 per cent of that audience, or 309.7 million people, watched no coverage at home but “caught the action on digital platforms, in public viewing areas or in bars and restaurants.”That proportion was higher for the final between France and Croatia. FIFA said 884.37 million viewers tuning in to traditional TV coverage and a further 231.82 million watching outside the home or digitally.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Some 1.12 billion watched the World Cup final – and French President Emmanuel Macron was there in person © SPUTNIK/AFP/File / Alexey NIKOLSKYZurich, Switzerland, Dec 21 – A combined global audience of 1.12 billion watched the World Cup final between France and Croatia in July, FIFA, the governing body of world football, said on Friday.In total, FIFA said, a “combined 3.572 billion viewers – more than half of the global population aged four and over – tuned in to world football’s ultimate competition” for at least a minute, over the course of the World Cup’s from June 14 to July 15.last_img read more

Father in terror case cuts a deal

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2His first trial ended last month in a mistrial after the jury deadlocked on two counts alleging that he lied to the FBI. The retrial had been scheduled to begin Monday. He admitted in court Wednesday that he lied in April 2003 when he denied his family was carrying more than $10,000 in cash when he was detained on a jetway at Washington-Dulles International Airport. Hayat will be formally sentenced Aug. 18. SACRAMENTO – A man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a lesser charge rather than be retried on allegations that he lied to the FBI about his son’s attendance at a terrorist training camp, according to court papers. Under a deal, Umer Hayat, 48, an ice cream vendor, pleaded guilty to lying to customs agents about more than $28,000 he and family members were carrying on a trip out of the country three years ago. In exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop charges that he lied to the FBI and to recommend he serve no more jail time after spending nearly a year behind bars. “This outcome was not, of course, the one most desired by the government,” said U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott. “However … our region is safer today than it was one year ago.” Hayat smiled as he left the federal courthouse, but he would not comment. His lawyer said he was happy the case was over. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more