KATY KIDS DRIBBLESATURDAY, MARCH 14MERRELL CENTERREGISTER NOWRegistration is underway for the 2020 Katy Kids Dribble.The first 300 participants on-site will receive a t-shirt and souvenir basketball. All participants will receive free entry into both women’s semifinal games that day. Entertainment will be provided throughout the event, including music, bounce houses, inflatable games, cheerleaders and mascots.On-site registration begins Saturday, March 14 at 10:30 a.m. The Katy Kids Dribble starts at 11:30 a.m. and the first women’s semifinal game tips at 1 p.m.
– 3 p.m: Portmore United vs Boys Town – Juici Park, Clarendon – 3 p.m: UWI FC vs Cavalier – UWI Bowl, Mona – 3 p.m: Rivoli vs Humble Lion – Spanish Town Prison Oval – 3 p.m: Waterhouse vs Tivoli Gardens – Drewsland Stadium – 6 p.m: Arnett Gardens vs Harbour View – Anthony Spaulding Complex Paul Young Sr is not the product of a virgin birth, but he is being viewed by many as the equivalent of the football messiah, especially for Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) club Waterhouse, which he is expected to save. Having recorded the fewest wins, the most losses joint with 11th-placed Rivoli, scored the second fewest goals, only bettering the goal-shy Cavalier, and conced the third highest number of goals, a position they share with today’s opponents Tivoli Gardens, Waterhouse are really in need of a saviour. Young is an accomplished man, having distinguished himself at the high school, university and national levels as a player, and having followed suit at the club level, especially locally. This job, though, may just be his biggest yet as he has not before worked miracles. The much-travelled Calvert Fitzgerald failed to raise Waterhouse’s game from the dead. The loyal Anthony Patrick has since stepped in, but things have not improved at all. In fact, they are a little worse as the club is now firmly rooted at the bottom of the table after 16 games in the season. Young appears unwilling to speak about the current situation and what the future holds, but is perhaps taking inspiration from Humble Lions, who, last year this time, had less than 10 points, but ended up challenging for the title. Games between both teams have always been competitive and, according to Tivoli Gardens assistant coach Damion Gordon, this one could go either way. “History will play a big part in this game. Over the years, games between these two teams have been intense, and it did not matter where on the table one or both of the teams were,” Gordon said. Today’s games: – 8:40 p.m: Montego Bay United vs Reno – Montego Bay Sports Complex Tomorrow’s game:
TORONTO, Canada (CMC):Riding ace Patrick Husbands carved out a dominant ride aboard hot pre-race favourite Golden Hawk to snatch the CND$150,000 Grade III Grey Stakes in style at Woodbine racetrack here on Sunday.Going off at odds of 3-5, the pair made nearly all the running over the mile and sixteenth trip to slam the two-year-olds by 51/4 lengths in a time of one minute, 43.38 seconds.”With a small field, you don’t want to get trapped on the first turn,” the 43-year-old Husbands said. “So I just let him run away from there, and he just pricked his ears. I had everything my way.”Husbands broke the chestnut colt smartly and disputed the lead with Han Sense into the first turn before getting to the front to unleash splits of 24.51 seconds and 48.60 seconds.Han Sense tracked from second with Night Watchman tucked in behind, and Preemptive Strike and King and his Court bringing up the rear of the small field.On the final turn, the pace quickened as King and His Court and Night Watchman came to challenge on the outside, and Han Sense along the rails.But Husbands responded by finally releasing his hold on Golden Hawk, and the colt sprinted away from his rivals under a vigorous hands-ride and reached the wire without a challenger.The victory was one of two on the 10-race card for Husbands, who also captured race six over six furlongs, partnering with 4-1 chance Heard That to beat the two-year-old maiden fillies by 31/2 lengths.Husbands is a seven-time Woodbine champion jockey.
Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Irving, who asked to be traded this summer after six seasons in Cleveland, had a chance to tie it with a 3-pointer at the horn but missed. Irving then shared a warm embrace with James, his teammate for three seasons.Irving finished with 22 points for the Celtics, who overcame an 18-point deficit in the third and led with 2:04 left. Boston’s guard was also called for a technical.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHayward, who signed a four-year, $128 million free agent contract with the Celtics this summer, was bumped by James while trying to catch an alley-oop pass with 6:45 left in the first quarter. The forward’s leg got twisted underneath him as he came back to the floor and snapped his ankle grotesquely.The 27-year-old sat up, looked at his foot and yelled in horror while some players covered their mouths and others turned their heads. Hayward’s stunning injury changed the tenor of the highly anticipated season opener between two of the league’s best teams, and will likely alter the direction of Boston’s season. Hayward will require surgery and need months to recover.The Celtics were understandably shaken at halftime, and went to the locker room down 16.However, they battled back and were still leading 98-97 when James, who only played in one exhibition after spraining his ankle on Sept. 27, spun in the lane and made a layup to put Cleveland up by one. On Boston’s next possession, James cut off Marcus Smart and deflected the ball off the guard’s leg and out of bounds.James then made a crosscourt pass to a wide-open Love, who drained his 3 to give the Cavs a four-point cushion.Irving’s free throw made it 102-99, and the Celtics had two late chances but both Jaylen Brown and Irving missed late 3s.ADVERTISEMENT Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, passes against Boston Celtics’ Semi Ojeleye in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. APCLEVELAND — Boston’s Gordon Hayward broke his left ankle just five minutes into the season, a grisly injury that overshadowed Kyrie Irving’s return to Cleveland and the Cavaliers’ 102-99 win over the shocked Celtics on Tuesday night.LeBron James scored 29 points — 13 in the fourth quarter — in his most extensive action in three weeks because of a sprained left ankle. He also fed Kevin Love for a critical 3-pointer with 46.3 second left to put the Cavs up 102-98.ADVERTISEMENT Source: Richard Jefferson, Nuggets agree to 1-year deal Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Celtics: Host Milwaukee on Wednesday. Boston closed out 2016 regular season with home win over Bucks.Cavaliers: At Milwaukee on Friday. Cleveland has won four straight over Giannis Anteokounmpo and Co.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Love had 15 and Derrick Rose 14 in his debut for the Cavs, who are trying to blend new faces and big egos quickly.After the final horn, James and Irving, who spent part of the summer making subtle jabs at each other following the blockbuster trade, completed their signature handshake and the All-Star point guard greeted several former teammates.He may still have a ways to go with Cleveland’s crowd, which booed him every time he touched the ball.Irving heard it from the moment he took the floor as Cleveland fans got their first chance to voice their displeasure toward him for demanding to be traded this summer despite three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals and one title.But Hayward’s injury took some of the bite out of Cleveland’s crowd, which gave the forward a roaring ovation as he was taken off the floor on a stretcher.When Hayward went down, Boston’s players huddled in prayer near their bench as a distressed James took a seat on the scorer’s table in disbelief. The injury was a reminder that there are no givens and games, seasons and careers can change in a blink.TIP-INSCeltics: Coach Brad Stevens has been impressed with Irving’s basketball acumen and how quickly he has picked up Boston’s system. “He’s spent a lot of time watching film, a lot of extra time talking about it. He has good insights,” Stevens said. “Guys like that can fit in anywhere. It’s about how do we all put our strengths together.” … Marcus Morris (sore right knee) took part in pregame drills but is out for a week or more.Cavaliers: James (28,816) passed numerous Hall of Famers while jumping to No. 7 on the career scoring list last season. He came in nearly 1,500 points behind Dirk Nowitzki at No. 6. … Although it may take some time for the Cavs to find their on-court chemistry, coach Tyronn Lue said that doesn’t change his early expectations. “We still expect to win,” he said. “We still expect to play hard and play the right way. It’s going to be a process and we understand that. As long as we play the right way, we’re focused on the right things, we’ll be fine.” UP NEXT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers SPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsFor starters, Andray Blatche is back in the fold.“We are getting there,” he told reporters on Tuesday. “We are getting better chemistry, as Andray is getting more familiar with the plays.” Guiao also noted that Blatche is on borrowed time with the Philippine quintet as he is still professionally committed to the Tianjin Golden Lions in the Chinese Basketball Association. Blatche is due to return to China on Feb. 11 and stay there until the Feb. 16.“His time here is so short, and the other players are limited as well as they still have to contend with the PBA schedule,” Guiao added.Guiao had been trying to curb the training limitations by having Blatche join Rain or Shine and NLEX’s respective practice sessions.The Nationals were supposed to lock horns Alab Pilipinas in a tune-up game Tuesday night in a bid to further work around the constraints, but the plan fizzled out.“We just have to work with the limitations,” Guiao said.“Everybody knows the importance of these next two games. I know all my teammates know how bad we need this next win. So it’s a do-or-die for us,” Blatche said.“I know we’re going to give our all and leave everything on the court and come home with the two wins.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carl Bryan Cruz comes to the rescue of ailing Aces In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title And aside from the naturalized big man visibly fitter than the last time he played for the country, Guiao said Blatche is acclimating well with the team—one that is comprised of new teammates and is implementing a totally different system.“I think he’s very comfortable with the plays now. We are trying to keep everything simple,” Guiao said of Blatche, who had been a fixture in the many iterations of Chot Reyes’ national team.“His offense is more of going off-instinct, you know,” Blatche said of his new coach. “[You] just got to be in the right spots at times and then after that, you just play basketball.”“You know this is I think my third day here where I’m going over offense every day. So it’s coming to me easy,” he added.“It’s like clockwork because I know what guys on this court are capable of doing and I know which guys are shooters, which guys are the slashers,” Blatche said. “His offense, like I said, is based off just knowing your teammate and knowing what they’re gonna do next and instinct. And that actually works out in my favor.”ADVERTISEMENT Andray Blatche practices with Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.betNational coach Yeng Guiao and Gilas Pilipinas are looking at two must-win road games against Qatar and Kazakhstan in the Fiba Asia World Cup qualifying round.And to add to their worries, they are again dealing with player availability during practices.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “I’m very concerned, because can you imagine, the only time we’ll see them compete [as a unit] is in the games itself,” Guiao told reporters on Tuesday, shortly after the team’s second straight practice at Meralco Gym. “[T]hat’s a big concern.”Though for Guiao, there’s still something to be optimistic about ahead of their matches on Feb. 22 and 24.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES View comments
Dear Editor,I am shocked, maybe I should say appalled, and my jaw dropped when I read the Ministry of the Presidency’s release, dated May 22, 2019, that President David Granger is not compliant with the Integrity Commission Act and has not fulfilled his obligations in filing his declarations.This is the height of hypocrisy and it is the clearest manifestation of duplicity. It is a betrayal of the promised transparency and accountability and it is yet the clearest revelation of how hollow and insincere he and his Administration have been, as it relates to keeping their word.Mr President, please remember your word is your bond. Let your ‘yea’ be ‘yea’ and your ‘nay’ be ‘nay’.Editor, to remind, it is this President who is now residing at Pearl, East Bank Demerara, in a newly built state-of-the-art, well-facilitated and equipped, mansion. He took up residence at this location after May 2015 when he took the oath of office. He should have already filed since June 2015 explaining to the Integrity Commission the source of the resources for such an undertaking, as well as declaring what his liabilities are. We are now in 2019 and he is still not compliant.What Guyanese have seen in the past four years is the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change coalition Government: disbanding the Integrity Commission Secretariat; taking actions to evict the Integrity Commission from its home in a building adjacent to State House; taking possession of the records of those who dutifully filed since the passage of the Integrity Commission Act; non-support for the motion tabled in the National Assembly by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic for declarations to the Integrity Commission to be made public; and a lack of leadership in ensuring that coalition Government Ministers and other politically appointed public officials fulfil their statutory duty by filing their declarations with the Integrity Commission.To be told today that the President “will file” is insulting to every law abiding citizen of this country.Editor, it must also be noted that it was only after pressure from the parliamentary Opposition for the establishment of the Integrity Commission and parliamentary pressure, during the consideration of national budgets, that it was put in place.In addition to the fact that President Granger has not complied with the law, the primary consideration in the minds of Guyanese is whether, when he does file, the declarations will accurately reflect his assets and liabilities. One also wonders, if this failure is a carryover from the days when President Granger sat in the National Assembly as Leader of the Opposition and did nothing to ensure his team also complied with the law.Is President Granger aware that every gift that he receives, valued more than US$50, needs to be declared? Is he in possession of an itemised list of all gifts that he has received since assuming office as Head of State?Maybe, a goodwill gesture to win the trust and regain the confidence of all Guyanese is for President Granger to not only file with the Integrity Commission, but to also make his declarations public.Sincerely,Bishop Juan Edghill,PPP/Cparliamentarian
Determined Angels Production (DAP), a successful movie group that has put out two winning movies and produced several in the past two years finally has the opportunity of a lifetime, to feature in an up-coming movie project in Lagos, Nigeria with some top locals. Unfortunately for the group of seven, which is being victoriously run by its CEO and founder, Patricia Davies, it has insufficient funds to make the trip.“We were invited by one of the biggest producers in Nigeria to be screened, cast and featured in a big movie project in Lagos. My entire crew of seven has been invited with promises of a bigger venture into the movie making industry. We look forward for assistance that could benefit the entire movie industry in Liberia,” Patricia added.According to Patricia, DAP produced two movies that won the attention of World Choice Film Production, who after watching the movies fell in attraction to the movie crew. “They watched ‘Birthday Surprise’ which is about a group of friends who attended a birthday party that was filled with violence, suspense and mystery. And they also watched ‘Total Distraction’ which is about HIV/AIDS. After seeing the two, they automatically said that they wanted to work with us and invited us out there to be a part of their village movie ‘Port Harcourt’,” Patricia added.Meanwhile, Emmanuel Bonoe, one of the actors invited, having an opportunity to go to Nigeria, the third largest in the movie industry will not only muster up the group’s talent and ideas, but also create something special.“If we get an opportunity to go out there, do you know what that means? That means we get to feature in some top Nigerian movie which will help sell our movies here in Liberia. It will also give Liberians the idea of going to other countries to collaborate with other actors and actresses. This will be big for us,” he added.DAP hopes for the support of everyone to make this opportunity a success for them. They are requesting the amount of $3,000 USD “We have been working very hard since 2012 with my own money and resources. I have been able to get my movie crew to where they are and I look forward to showing everyone who has yet to know about our ability to entertain why we have been selected to go to Nigeria for this film,” Patricia added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated (BBCI) has denounced the shocking announcement that the Public Infrastructure Ministry has taken control of the Berbice Bridge, describing the order as unlawful and noting that it may challenge the decision in the High Court.On Tuesday, the BBCI criticised the Government for the move and demanded answers from Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson. It noted that based on the legal advice it received, Toll Order 2018 to take over operations of the Bridge was unlawful under the Berbice River Bridge Act.The Company noted that pursuant to the Judicial Review Act, it has written to the Minister demanding an explanation. Section 15 of the Act compels anyone making an administrative decision to supply justification for said decision, upon request.According to Section 15 (1) of the Act, “It is the duty of any person or body making an administrative decision, if requested in accordance with this section by any person adversely affected by the decision, to supply that person with a statement setting out the findings on material questions of fact, referring to the evidence or other material on which those findings were based and giving the reasons for the decision.”The Act also stipulates that such an explanation must be provided within 14 days. The Company went on to add that it next course of action would be determined by the response received … even if it means the High Court. In the meantime, however, the Company noted that it was forced to comply with the order.It was only on November 4, that the BBCI announced that its recent request for a meeting with Government would be forwarded to Cabinet for discussion.The BBCI also revealed that it had a proposal to end the impasse, should Government extend the life of the contract to 40 years, there would be no increases.But in a shocking move on Monday, November 5, the Public Infrastructure Minister announced that the Government would be taking over the Bridge. While the Minister sought to assure it was only temporary and that the Board would remain untouched, the move has already touched off concerns in sections of society.The BBCI has been seeking increases to its toll structure for the past three years to no avail. It, therefore, announced new increases last month, something the Government has been resolute against. The increases were announced by BBCI Chairman Dr Surendra Persaud, a close associate of the Alliance For Change (AFC) party.The Government has been resolute in saying it would not agree to toll increases and has instead pointed to its servicing of the Bridge’s pontoons as a way it is mitigating the crisis. The BBCI has maintained that this arrangement was insufficient for it to meet its financial obligations, but has, nevertheless, tried to bring the Government to the table for discussions.Slap to public-private partnershipsHowever, the Government’s unilateral decision did not go down well with BBCI Vice Chairman Paul Cheong, who on Monday told Guyana Times such an arbitrary move was a slap in the face of all public-private partnerships.Speaking with this publication on Monday, a very livid Cheong said, “The decision came as a shock to us and, so we are working with our lawyers to weigh our legal options. I have a meeting with our lawyers tomorrow (Tuesday). This is a slap on the whole Private Sector … this is something bigger than toll increases … it is a slap to all public-private partnerships … it was a model project for private-public partnership and so the Government will have to be responsible in its actions.”But on Monday, several members of the Private Sector were on edge, as, according to a leading businessman, the move by Government did not augur well for investors in Guyana.Dip in confidenceLast week, the World Bank’s 2018 Report signalled a dip in investors’ confidence in Guyana. This year, Guyana placed 126th in the global rankings. Last year, Guyana ranked 124th, while in 2015, the nation ranked 140th.The Ease of Doing Business Index is one of the most comprehensive studies done by the World Bank.In determining ease of doing business, the World Bank looks at key indicators such as registering, compliance, taxation, obtaining loans and similar factors such as administrative procedures. It also looks at legal measures, such as protection and settlements.
0Shares0000Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi in action against the Leones Vegetarianos of Equatorial Guinea during their CAF Champions League first leg clash hosted at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 11, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 12- Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr believes that once he gets back to top fitness, Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi will return to the national team, noting that he has immense potential to light up Kenyan football.Omondi returned to Gor Mahia at the beginning of the season after three and a half years out following an impressive trial period that captured Kerr’s attention. The forward scored the opening goal in Gor Mahia’s 2-0 win over Equatorial Guinea side Leones Vegeteranios in a CAF Champions League tie last weekend.“Once I get Kevin to peak fitness, I think he’s gonna be a player to light up Kenyan football and I hope the Harambee Stars coach sees this. We brought him back because of his potential and he has been fantastic in the two games he has played,” Kerr said of the forward.Omondi who has always been a fan favourite for K’Ogalo’s green army earned a standing ovation when he was substituted in the match against vegetarianos and Kerr has promised more will be seen of the forward.Gor Mahia’s Kevin Omondi , Godfrey Walusimbi against Leonne Vegetarianos’ Mosso Ngueme during the first leg of the 2018 CAF Champions League played at the Machakos Stadium on 10th February 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe British coach was also full of praise for new signing Ephraim Guikan who stepped off the bench to score the second goal with his first involvement of the match as well as defender Joash Onyango.“Ephraim’s a new player in the team and definitely it is a bit difficult for him finding play time especially with two good strikers in the team. But he’s had a good attitude and overall a very good striker,”“Joash has been terrific and has replaced Musa (Mohammed) very well. He knows it is very hard as a defender to play when the others are performing and he has been working very hard,” Kerr opined.The 2-0 result against Vegetarianos on Saturday earned the reigning Kenyan champions an edge ahead of the return leg tie to be played in 10 days time in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.“The boys were brilliant; they did everything I wanted and even more. I thought the performance and attitude was fantastic straight from kick off. Credit to the Equatorial Guinea team because they came in with a plan but I am happy we can go to the second leg with the advantage,” the coach noted.Gor Mahia players jostle for space with Leones Vegetarianos. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAA win for Gor in the return leg will earn them a berth in the first round where they face the winner between Tunisian giants Esperance du Tunis and Mauritanian side ASAC Concorde. The two teams played to a 1-1 draw in the first leg played in Nouakchott.Before then, Kerr and his charges will switch their attention to their catch up Kenyan Premier League clash against Zoo Kericho on Thursday where the tactician is confident of bagging another three points.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
8. Juan Mata (right-sided forward) 16. Michael Carrick (defensive midfield) Manchester United will be hoping to bounce back from their midweek defeat in the Champions League on Sunday.The club were beaten 2-1 by PSV Eindhoven in Group B, having gone ahead through Dutch star Memphis Depay, before Hector Moreno and Luciano Narsingh struck.There was also a huge blow for the Red Devils as Luke Shaw was ruled out for at least six months with a broken leg, while captain Wayne Rooney is also a doubt after missing the match.Will this mean a first start for of the season for Marcos Rojo? And will Anthony Martial start his first Premier League match? talkSPORT takes a look.Do you agree with this predicted line-up? Let us know your thoughts below… 11 11 21. Ander Herrera (attacking midfield) 11 11 1. David De Gea (goalkeeper) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted Man United team by leaving a comment below 12. Chris Smalling (centre-back) 7. Memphis Depay (left-sided forward) 5. Marcos Rojo (centre-back) 11 11 9. Anthony Martial (striker) 17. Daley Blind (left-back) 11 28. Morgan Schneiderlin (defensive midfield) 11 11 11 11 36. Matteo Darmian (right-back)