first_imgJamaica Scorpions, on the back of another shallow batting display, were yesterday defeated by 117 runs on the final day of their top-of-the-table WICB First-Class Championship clash against leaders and title-holders Guyana Jaguars at Sabina Park. Starting the day on 83 for three and needing another 244 runs to win, Jamaica were blown away for 208 midway the post-lunch session. Leading the Guyana bowling charge was outstanding 19-year-old left-arm spinner, Gudakesh Motie, who claimed six for 33 to take his tournament-leading tally to 34 wickets. The lanky Motie, playing in his debut first-class season and fifth match overall, last year represented West Indies Under-19s at the ICC Youth World Cup. “It was a disappointing performance, particularly as it relates to our batting,” bemoaned Scorpions captain, Paul Palmer Jr. “Our bowlers did well, especially in the first innings, but our batsmen did not back them up.” He added: “It is now a setback for us as Guyana have moved further ahead in the standings. But it is still midway the season and we still have time, so hopefully we can catch up with them.” Jamaica now have three wins and two defeats and lie third in the standings on 53 points. Guyana, unbeaten after five matches, extended their tally to 85, while Barbados Pride, who defeated Leeward Island Hurricanes by 10 wickets, are second on 63 points. The tournament, being played on a home-and-away basis over 10 rounds, will take a break to facilitate the holiday season, as well as the NAGICO Super50 regional one-day tournament, which bowls off in January. Volcanoes, Red Force draw AT THE BEAUSEJOUR CRICKET STADIUM: Windward Islands Volcanoes drew with Trinidad and Tobago Red Force on the final day of their fifth round game here yesterday. Scores: VOLCANOES 306 (Shane Shillingford 64, AndrÈ Fletcher 63, Mervyn Mathew 48 not out, Devon Smith 32, Liam Sebastien 30; Imran Khan 3-100, Narsingh Deonarine 2-29, Uthman Mohammed 2-51) & 198 for seven (Devon Smith 56, Shane Shillingford 34, AndrÈ Fletcher 29). RED FORCE 382 (Yannick Ottley 99 not out, Yannic Cariah 70, Narsingh Deonarine 60, Marlon Richards 60; Kevin McClean 4-66, Shane Shillingford 3-109).last_img read more

first_imgCarpio 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 North Carolina’s Luke Maye, left, and Duke’s Tre Jones battle for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, March 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Third-ranked North Carolina took down its biggest rival again, this time to earn a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championship.Freshman Coby White scored 21 points and UNC hung on late to beat fourth-ranked Duke 79-70 on Saturday, securing their first regular-season sweep of the Blue Devils in a decade.ADVERTISEMENT Barrett scored 26 points to lead the Blue Devils, who shot just 23 percent after halftime.Duke came in shorthanded with Williamson out for the fifth straight game since suffering a sprained right knee early in last month’s first meeting with the Tar Heels. On Friday, Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski had said Williamson had gotten in his “first really good workout” on Thursday as he continued his recovery. The next step, he said, was working on Williamson’s conditioning and getting him used to contact again.Then things got tougher when the Blue Devils lost Bolden roughly 2½ minutes when he fell into the basket support and injured his left knee while picking up a foul on a block attempt at the rim. He had to be helped off the court and straight to the tunnel, and didn’t return.Cam Reddish was terrific in the first half with 17 points to help Barrett, the ACC’s leading scorer who has been left as the no-doubt lead weapon for Duke’s offense with Williamson out.Barrett got into foul trouble by picking up his third foul late in the first half and finished with four fouls, three coming on charges drawn by Williams in the senior’s final home game.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Senior Kenny Williams scored a season-high 18 points for the Tar Heels (26-5, 16-2), who led by 15 with about 6½ minutes left but had to hold off a rally by the Blue Devils, who played yet again without injured freshman star Zion Williamson. Duke lost starting big man Marques Bolden early in this one, too.The Tar Heels bumbled their way to the finish after building their big lead, letting the Blue Devils (26-5, 14-4) get as close as 75-70 on RJ Barrett’s 3-pointer with 2:19 left. Ultimately UNC held on to finish tied alongside second-ranked Virginia atop the final league standings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsVirginia secured the No. 1 seed for the league tournament by beating Louisville earlier Saturday. The Cavaliers owned the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Tar Heels by winning in Chapel Hill last month — which is UNC’s only loss since mid-January.UNC had last swept the two-game set with Duke on Tyler Hansbrough’s Senior Day in 2009 for a team that went on to win the NCAA title. Duke’s RJ Barrett, Zion Williamson contend for Wooden Award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BIG PICTUREDuke: There’s no doubt the Blue Devils are a different team without Williamson, a national player of the year candidate and possible No. 1 overall NBA draft pick if he goes pro. The question is how soon he might be back, with Krzyzewski expressing optimism that he could be back for next week’s ACC Tournament in Charlotte. Without him, Barrett and Reddish (23 points) had to carry the load offensively and had trouble keeping up with UNC once the Tar Heels got rolling.UNC: The Tar Heels shot just 41 percent and 7 of 13 from the foul line, so things were hardly perfect. Yet that 11-0 burst that finally jarred the Tar Heels loose in a tight game was a display of why they have lost just twice in league play: fast-paced, explosive and at times withering for opponents to chase down. And they figured out a way to hang on when Duke threatened to climb back in it late.UP NEXTDuke: The Blue Devils have a bye as the No. 3 seed into Thursday’s quarterfinals at the ACC Tournament.UNC: The Tar Heels have a bye as the No. 2 seed into Thursday’s quarterfinals at the ACC Tournament. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alex Tyler, has categorically denied having ever been investigated by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) for any financial or administrative malpractice as announced by the LACC Chairman Cllr. James Verdier.The House Speaker said he had never received any notification from LACC to the effect that he was being investigated; but said he had advised the Commission to exercise due diligence in the conduct of its duties as provided for under the Act.The Speaker’s clarification was contained in a press release, dated October 29, 2014, under the signature of Chief of Staff Edwin J. Clarke, Jr.The release said the Speaker had only received a communication from the LACC requesting the assistance of his Office to provide documentation including contract(s) between the House of Representatives and three independent consultants, which the Office of the Speaker provided.“The Office of the Speaker believes that the decision of the Chairperson of the LACC to select the “court of public opinion” as opposed to following the powers and functions as enshrined in the Act is inappropriate and outside the spirit of good governance,” the press release states, citing the LACC Act Chapters 4.1 and 5.1 and 5.2 – The Powers of the LACC and the Functions of the LACC.The release said, “members of the House of Representatives undertook a nationwide broad consultation seeking the input of Liberians on how to proceed with the Oil Sector of our country, in order to yield the desired dividends. The tour was a real eye opener, witnessing firsthand the deplorable living conditions of the people.”The release also said, “ the deplorable living conditions of the people placed upon their shoulders immense pressure to move swiftly with a district-centered budgetary proposal for immediate financial allocation intended to transform the lives of our people.“It would seem that moving with haste with the Oil Sector, seeking internal and external expertise for proper guidance amidst constraints, of Government’s policy of services before payment that provoked the Speaker’s financial surety, has now become an issue,” the release said.Speaker Tyler argued that “if national leaders act selflessly by putting forth their personal resources to expedite national processes, that should not be construed as a new definition of corruption.“When someone chooses to blackmail a senior official by reneging on a gentlemen’s arrangement for reimbursement of an advance payment he had received for services to be rendered, it only draws into question, the integrity of this particular individual,” the release further said.“In this instance, Speaker Tyler was not soliciting a bribe or percentage, but pushing active Liberian participation, at most two Liberian Lawyers, to properly advise on the legality of the oil instruments to be in line with our national laws and the overall national interest.”The release also said: “ by choosing to project himself as a Whistle-Blower to the LACC, this individual’s motive was sinister, bordering on greed and selfishness to renege on the reimbursement of the US $12,500.00 advance payment of the US $25,000.00 legal service contract.”Meanwhile, the release said, “it was saddened to note that due to the gullible political environment, the Speaker has now become the soft target and political whipping boy by those who fear that he has conceived a political ambition that could outplay their political agenda.”The Speaker, however,  questioned the integrity of the LACC saying: “When the LACC Chairperson, heading an integrity institution, begins to question whether or not the US $12,500.00 was the personal money of Speaker Tyler, then the issue is trivialized.”The release indicated: “Speaker Alex J. Tyler is a gainfully employed senior official of government with the capacity to have made such an advance payment of US $12,500.00 from his personal/family coffers, judging from delayed bureaucracy associated with such a payment with no pecuniary interest.”He further declared: “If this matter borders on the Honorable Speaker using his personal money, then the records are available for the perusal of the LACC and all interested parties to fully vindicate Speaker Tyler and protect his hard earned reputation.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgLindener Mark Humphrey, charged with the offence of exceeding the speed limit while driving motor car PWW 4523 along the Half Mile Public Road in Wismar, Linden on Tuesday, February 12th, 2018, pleaded guilty to the offence and was fined $20,000. The 45-year-old has two weeks to pay the fine, or face the alternative of 2 weeks’ incarceration.last_img

first_imgThirty-four-year-old Fareez Yaseem of Lot 25 Belmonte, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara was on Monday morning stabbed at least 12 times during a confrontation with an intruder who was attempting to break into a storage bond at his home.Dead: Fareez YaseemReports are that the now dead father of three was awakened by a sound emanating from the lower flat of the house, and he went to enquire. As he walked down the flight of stairs, he reportedly saw the suspect trying to gain access to the bond, and a confrontation and ultimately a scuffle ensued between the two men, during which the suspect whipped out a knife and dealt Yasseem several stabs to his body.The injured Yaseem fell into a drain and died almost immediately, while the perpetrator made good his escape, but reportedly left his pedal cycle and a slipper behind.When Guyana Times visited the scene, Yaseem’s house was locked and no one was at home. The gate was also locked, and a car he had recently bought was parked in the garage.A few houses away, a relative, Jason (only name given), who lives a few villages away, was preparing to hold a wake at the home of Yaseem’s mother-in-law.He told Guyana Times that Yaseem had left his (Jason’s) business place in Mahaicony, ECD at about 17:00h on Sunday to head home after a day’s work.However, at about 02:00h on Monday, he received a telephone call informing him that Yassen had been stabbed dead.To confirm the news, he telephoned another relative, who without hesitation rushed to the scene, only to see Yaseem’s bloodied body lying in a small drain in the yard.“I can’t say how much time he get stab, and I couldn’t go close to see, because the Police been at the scene carrying out their investigations…,” that distraught relative explained.He also explained that after speaking to the late Yaseem’s wife, he was made to understand that the deceased was only trying to protect his property.“He wake up after he heard the sound, and went downstairs without waking up he wife… When he reach downstairs he see the man, and then is when he get stab,” the relative detailed. At the time of Yaseem’s demise, he was wearing his jewellery, but all were found intact.The relative also confirmed that a one-side slipper and a bicycle were found in front of the dead man’s yard. These items have been taken into custody by the Police as evidence as investigations continue.Jason also told Guyana Times that he, too, resided in the village for 15 years, but made a decision to leave following an upsurge in criminal activities.He recalled that his mother-in-law’s premises had been broken into, as well as his home. In both incidents, the bandits carted off millions in cash and jewellery.To date, he stated, no arrest has been made although detectives had dusted the respective crime scenes for finger prints.“I can’t raise my children in this village. Too much happening…thief here and there, and the Police doing nothing,” he stated.He is calling on the relevant authorities to solve this recent murder, and not let it be considered another unsolved mystery.The late Yaseem has been described as a hardworking individual who used to “hustle” to making sure his family is taken care of.He leaves to mourn his wife, Devi, who was at home when he was killed. She reportedly hid in the upper flat of the house with her three children during the incident. After realizing that her husband was stabbed, she raised an alarm and neighbours rushed to the scene.The man’s body was removed hours after, and taken to the Lyken’s Funeral Home to await a post mortem examination. Up to late Monday evening, no arrests were made. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more

first_img1 Manchester United entertain Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in a pivotal Premier League clash that could go someway to deciding who finishes in the top four and qualifies for the Champions League.Monday’s 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup has cranked up the pressure on boss Louis van Gaal with a majority of United’s fans frustrated at the quality of football at Old Trafford.The Red Devils will be without the suspended Angel Di Maria for the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino’s side, with Adnan Januzaj expected to come in, while van Gaal also has a number of other issues to address including who to drop for the return of Michael Carrick.Jonny Evans is also suspended after he was handed a six-match ban for spitting at Papiss Cisse, while van Gaal has injury concerns over Robin van Persie, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young.Will Radamel Falcao feature from the start and will van Gaal persist with Marouane Fellaini behind the striker? talkSPORT takes a look…Here’s how Man United could line up against Spurs:GoalkeeperDavid De Gea is well on his way to being United’s best player for the second season running, and had it not been for the brilliance of the Spaniard on Monday, the scoreline against Arsenal could have been more damaging.DefenceEvans’ ban should see Chris Smalling partner Marcos Rojo once again and with Shaw an injury doubt, Daley Blind could revert to left-back to accommodate the returning Carrick in midfield.Antonio Valencia is a favourite of van Gaal but the Ecuadorian was a fault for both Arsenal goals and Rafael could make his first-team return after starring for United’s U21s on Tuesday against Spurs, including a sublime 30-yard lob.MidfieldDi Maria will miss the game after he was sent off against Arsenal on Monday. His second yellow for grabbing referee Michael Oliver’s shirt means he’ll serve a one-match ban and won’t be available until the trip to Anfield on March 22.That could see Belgian international Adnan Januzaj replace the Argentine, and the 20-year-old has worked his way into van Gaal’s thinking in recent weeks.Carrick’s return will help to add control to United’s midfield, and that could pave the way for Juan Mata to return, although Fellaini is firmly in the manager’s first-team picture at the moment, and Mata has not started in the Premier League since the victory over Queens Park Rangers match January 17.AttackVan Persie is expected to miss both Sunday’s game and the trip to Liverpool next week. That will likely see captain Wayne Rooney continue up front on his own with Falcao once again on the bench.The Colombian was an unused sub on Monday and then dropped to United’s U21s on Tuesday playing 72 minutes against Spurs and it seems increasingly clear that the Monaco loanee won’t be at Old Trafford beyond this season as he struggles with fitness and the rigours of the Premier League.Man United fans, how do you think you’ll line up against Spurs? Comment below… v=Manchester United entertain Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in a pivotal Premier League clash that could go someway to deciding who finishes in the top four and qualifies for the Champions League. last_img read more

first_img1 Manchester United and England midfielder Michael Carrick set for spell on sidelines Michael Carrick could be set for a spell on the sidelines after he was stretchered off in Alicante. The 34-year-old, playing in England’s 2-0 defeat against Spain, appeared to twist his ankle and Roy Hodgson said afterwards that he feared there would be ligament damage for the Manchester United midfielder. Hodgson said it ‘doesn’t look good’ and Carrick left the Estadio Jose Rico Perez stadium on crutches. He is likely to have a scan with the seriousness of the injury yet to be officially confirmed.last_img read more

first_img Finding solutions NBC officials said they would have no comment on the matter, since most of the issues involve the developer. Rob Stutzman, a spokesman for Thomas Properties, said the firm understands the concerns and has been working with officials and the community. “We appreciate the concerns and are trying to find solutions,” Stutzman said. “The truth is we are still in the process of developing an EIR that will decide what the development looks like. “To us, what is important is we are creating and retaining jobs in the city and have a prestige tenant like NBC,” Stutzman said. “This is the process any project has to go through, and we hope we can educate people on the value of what we are proposing.” Yaroslavsky said he is considering advancing a proposal that would limit the development based on the number of vehicle trips generated. “The issue there is traffic,” Yaroslavsky said. “We want to put limits in there that would determine the amount of development allowed.” Traffic issues LaBonge agreed that traffic issues are raising the most concern. “This is not an area that can take a lot of traffic,” LaBonge said. “We have Lankershim on the east, but the other areas cannot take a lot of cars. I am very concerned about the size of this and the intensity of the development.” LaBonge said he has been meeting with NBC representatives to discuss the plans and try to scale it back. Yaroslavsky, in whose district the project sits, is waiting to see environmental studies before taking an official position. An environmental impact report is expected to be released after the first of the year. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, whose office was involved in the original negotiation with NBC and Thomas Properties, supports the development but also is encouraging negotiations on the final details, his aides said Thursday. Mayor’s backing In a luncheon speech at a Valley Industry & Commerce Association forum Thursday, Villaraigosa said the NBC project is proof of the vitality of the Valley and the city to attract major investments and generate badly needed revenue for the city. “Yet you have a couple of people scaring people.” he said. “We’re going to need VICA, we’re going to need the business community, and we’re going to need everybody to speak up.” Bruce Ackerman of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley said the discussions are part of the process for any major development. “I think that’s why NBC and the developers are spending so much time in looking at the traffic issues,” Ackerman said. “What we have now is a vision of what they would like to do. We won’t really know what their plans are until the EIR is completed. “The one thing that’s impressed me is they have been open and communicative about their plans.” But Neumann said he became upset when he received a recent mailing on the project saying the Studio City chamber was backing it. “I don’t think we should support anything until we have all the details,” he said. The action also came as a surprise to the neighboring North Hollywood-Universal City Chamber of Commerce. “We haven’t taken a vote on this, but the members I talk to all support this,” said Victor Viereck, president-elect of the chamber. “We look at this as something that’s a positive. “For years, we’ve seen all the businesses and jobs – and taxes – move to Burbank. It’s nice to have it coming back to this area.” Viereck said the developer’s plans to build on Metro land in North Hollywood also could give a much-needed boost to revitalization plans for the area. “We think, with what they are proposing, that we will see a much richer type of development in the entire area,” Viereck said. rick.orlov@dailynews.com 213-978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Less than a month after NBC announced plans to move to an $800 million development in Universal City, opposition has started to build over concerns about the project’s massive scale and its potential impact on traffic. The project, on which NBC would serve as the major anchor tenant, initially called for construction of twin 24-story towers, a five-story studio complex and a 34-story high- rise that would all be finished over the next eight years. But Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge and county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said they are negotiating with the developer, Thomas Properties Group, about reducing the development’s size. And on Thursday, the Studio City Chamber of Commerce board said it had withdrawn its support for the new West Coast headquarters for NBC because of the potential impact on the area. “We are back to a white canvas on this,” said Ben Neumann, a chamber director and member of the Studio City Neighborhood Council that he said now is neutral on the project. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “We need to know more specifics about the buildings they plan, the traffic and what will be done to mitigate it. I’m a businessman here. I’m a resident. I drive these streets every day, and we need to know what the impact will be.” NBC’s move from Burbank would centralize the station’s news properties, including the news division of local affiliate KNBC (Channel 4) and Telemundo’s KVEA (Channel 52). The complex eventually could employ about 3,200 people. But Yaroslavsky and LaBonge said they already have been working to try to reduce the project’s size because of its potential impact on traffic. “As it is proposed, this is far too big a project,” said Yaroslavsky, who is on the Metro board that will have to approve a lease for the land. “I have been talking with Thomas Properties about downsizing this,” he said. “The talks are continuing and there is nothing conclusive yet, but I believe we are making headway.” last_img read more

first_imgTHE EURO is tumbling on the markets tonight as the Greek debt crisis hits the currency.This could be good news for retailers in Co Donegal who want to stop shoppers heading north this Christmas.It is however bad news for workers paid in sterling as their take-home pay takes a battering. The euro fell against sterling, hitting the lowest since October 4th, leaving September’s low of 85.31 pence as the nearest support. A short time ago it was trading at 85.81. A break below this level would take the euro to its lowest since March.(It means the pound is now worth €1.16.53c).“I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw the September low broken, and then we have the psychologically important level of 85 (pence) to target,” said Audrey Childe-Freeman, EMEA head of currency strategy at JP Morgan private bank in an interview with Reuters.“The uncertainty as to whether there will be a (Greek) referendum or not is leaving the euro highly vulnerable.” BREAKING NEWS: EURO COLLAPSES AGAINST STERLING was last modified: November 1st, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:donegaldailyeuro sterling newslast_img read more