Dolor coming home; Quiel tapped as replacement

first_imgLarong Volleyball sa Pilipinas acting president Peter Cayco will personally bring home dejected Greg Dolor, who will miss the Asian Seniors and Southeast Asian Games after breaking his finger during a freak training accident recently.Peter John Quiel, another Far Eastern University stalwart, has been tapped by national coach Sammy Acaylar to take over Dolor’s spot.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube “We know that Greg is a valuable member of the team and [would have played] a key role as our men’s national team shoots for a podium finish in the biennial meet,” said Cayco. “But his health is our primary concern.”“I will fly to Suwon City, South Korea, as soon as possible to personally check his condition and bring him home,” he added. “The entire team and the federation are fully behind him in this very challenging situation.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 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 Marinerong Pilipino sails to playoffs, caps comeback by sinking AMA End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments Cayco is expected to arrive in Suwon, South Korea, on Thursday and will bring home the FEU standout, leaving behind the rest of the national men’s team currently training there.The Umingan, Pangasinan, native and former Spikers’ Turf Most Valuable Player broke his left pinky finger, which had to be operated immediately.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’Dolor was doing blocking drills with members of the coaching staff, who were firing from an elevated position when it happened.Dolor was rushed to Soo Hospital and immediately went under the knife. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketslast_img read more

Ebola As Others

first_imgEbola are you here to terrorize us        Ebola are you worst than the civil warEbola are you worst than yellow fever that killed our settlersEbola are you worst than AIDS.Ebola you can not be worst than the Black Death of EmpireEbola you can not be worst than malariaEbola you can not be worst than choleraEbola you can not be worst than tuberculosis.Ebola you can not rob Liberia of all her populationYou can not do it to GuineaYou can not do it to UgandaYou can not do it to D.R. CongoAll you colleagues in the strive to eliminate mankind has failedAs yellow fever, Aids,Ask the Liberia Civil WarAsk Malaria, Tuberculosis or Black Death of EuropeEbola you are declared a terrorist among usYou will flatter us but not succeedIn all of this we are winnersEbola leave us alone because you are defeated Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Golden Om Youth Group honours Rose Hall Estate farmers

first_imgIn observance of Father’s Day last Sunday, the Golden Om Dharmic Youth Movement of Reliance, East Canje Berbice distributed hampers to several fathers who were laid off from the Rose Hall Estate.Some of the men receiving hampers from members of the Golden Om Youth GroupPrior to its closure, the Golden Om Dharmic Youth Movement had been lobbying for the Government not to close the Rose Hall Sugar Estate, sighting the negative impact closure would have on the lives of the sugar workers.President of the group, Pandit Deodat Persaud, explained that from the time the estate was shut down, many workers have been seeking the assistance of the Golden OM Dharmic Youth Movement to acquire new jobs.“Some of them need recommendations, and one thing I said to our members is that we are going to help these workers,” he explained.He noted that since the estate’s closure, the group has provided counselling to many workers who were having difficulty coping psychologically. “We have seen that there is a need for help, and we will continue to help,” he declared.Pandit Persaud noted that farmers have made pledges to assist the group in its continued efforts to reach out to the displaced sugar workers. “We have had donations (coming) from as far as the Essequibo Coast,” he revealed.The Golden OM Dharmic Youth Movement this year also gave bursaries to twenty children of displaced sugar workers from the Rose Hall Estate.“We believe, as an organisation, we must share the healing and (empathise) with the workers. We know that it is not easy on those families,” he explained.He said that, even without a job, the men are fathers, and children will still look up to them because of respect; and at the same time, these children have certain expectations.last_img read more

Mayor, Town Clerk were not working in city’s best interest – CoI

first_imgEvidence presented to the Commission of Inquiry has indicated that outgoing Mayor Patricia Chase-Green and Town Clerk Royston King had not been working collectively to meet the needs of the city.This was shared by the Chairman of the CoI, Justice Cecil Kennard, who told the Local Government Commission (LGC) and media operatives that neglect has been one of the key traits shared by senior officials at City Hall.“I’m convinced that the Town Clerk and the Mayor are not working in the best interest of the city…To sum it all, most of the woes of the City Council have been due to neglect and mismanagement by the top officers of the Council”, he said.He divulged that the Commission’s judgment of the staff’s performance and accountability was accurate, since it was not politically driven. This is evident in the fact that the LGC is an independent agency tasked with spearheading local organs.“These are (members of) the main management team, and if they are incompetent or neglectful, are we going to keep them in those positions? I must make it abundantly clear…that this was not a Commission set up by the Government, so no politics was involved. It was set up by the Local Government Commission, a constitutional body; and they are independent of any Ministry or Government.”Forensic auditThe report recommends that a forensic audit be conducted as part of an extension to the investigation, and “criminal charges” must be laid against all staff who are found accountable.The matter of the lease was raised once again, and the Chairman was under the impression that King’s actions of leasing property not owned by the city “may very well” lead to criminal charges.“I’m recommending that there be further investigation in the form of a forensic audit to be conducted by the Audit Office of Guyana… By granting a lease of property when the land is not owned by City Hall, a misrepresentation (has been committed), and may very well amount to a criminal offence”, the Chairman has said.It was mentioned in the report that the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited lawfully own the property via a vesting order. Quick Shipping Incorporated, the company that currently operates from the piece of land at Lot 1 Mudflat, Lombard Street, has been asked to make contact with NICIL at the earliest.Legal representativeAnother recommendation made is that the Council should establish a functioning legal division, with an attorney-at-law who can assist in any legal matters that arise. Given the fact that legal matters are dealt with every day, Justice Kennard made it clear that one individual should be entirely responsible for all legal issues.“[I recommend] that the council employ, as soon as possible, a qualified legal personnel to hold the legal office. At the moment, from my understanding, there is no legal office. Why this position must be filled is because legal issues arise on a day-to-day basis, and there must be a lawyer on the spot to deal with that. You cannot have lawyers working ad hoc on one case and then do another case. You must have somebody there to deal with all legal issues.”This recommendation comes after a no-confidence motion was brought against the Town Clerk by former Councillor Sherod Duncan, and the mayor allowed King to seek advice from his lawyer, Maxwell Edwards, which was later presented to the Council. The CoI is maintaining that independent legal advice should have been obtained, which can be made available if the Council appoints a legal representative.last_img read more

‘Teams like this you have to make your name against,’ says Nial Smith

first_imgSBF Petroleum CGI Jaguars 50-Over franchise cricket…By Brandon Corlette‘Steam train’ Nial Smith has disclosed that at no point in time was he intimidated playing against a star-studded Georgetown team in the third round of the SBF Petroleum Cricket Guyana Inc (CGI) Jaguars 50-Over franchise cricket tournament.West Indies Under-19 selectee Kevlon Anderson will bat at number three for Lower CorentyneSpeaking exclusively with Guyana Times Sport as he reflected on his memorable spell, Smith described his 6-41 against Georgetown as one of his best performances ever. The 23-year-old Tucber Park player highlighted that he was able to assess the pitch.“The Georgetown batsmen were looking very uncomfortable with the short ball, so I was looking to mix it up, (bowl) some short and some full; and that went successful”, Smith declared.Smith said he was upbeat heading into this challenge at GCC Bourda even with the venerable Guyana Jaguars captain Leon Johnson, Christopher Barnwell and Steven Jacobs in the city side. Asked if he was intimidated, Smith had this to say: “Actually, I was excited to play against all these stars. You know, it’s teams like these you have to make your name against, so this was a stepping stone for me”.Smith has bagged four wickets in the first round, and has taken six wickets in the third round. He explained that his intention is to continue the hard work he has been putting into his training.Veerasammy Permaul and his Lower Corentyne team are seeking to extend their winning streak (Brandon Corlette photos)“I would like to keep working, keep showing the selectors that I have the talent; and I want to keep working towards bigger things”, Smith disclosed.His fiery player-of-the-match spell has seen several Georgetown batsmen sustaining injury.Lower Corentyne set to host Hetmyer’s West Berbice team at Young Warriors groundThe Veerasammy Permaul-led Lower Corentyne team have registered three wins in a row in this tournament. Fresh from mauling the Georgetown team in the third round, they will return to the ancient county today, Saturday October 19, where they will meet the Shimron Hetmyer-led West Berbice team from 9:30h at the home of the Hetmyer clan in Cumberland, East Canje.Georgetown are still searching for their first win in this tournamentWest Berbice have won two of their three matches, and Kevin Sinclair — former Young Warriors cricketer — will be looking to extend his form with both bat and ball in this matchup. Having failed to chase 83, West Berbice will be eager to turn things around against an upbeat and unbeaten Lower Corentyne team.With the outfield at the Young Warriors ground being small, although usually a good batting surface, batsmen from both sides will be looking to score bountiful runs there.In the other match to be played in Berbice today, the Johnson-led Georgetown team will be in search of their first win when they come up against the Upper Corentyne team, in which are included Guyana Amazon Warriors duo Anthony Bramble and Clinton Pestano. These two teams will lock horns at the Port Mourant ground today.Fresh from recording a sweet victory, the Vishaul Singh-led East Bank team will meet the East Coast team today at Enmore ground.Thus far unbeaten in this tournament, defending champs Essequibo will be looking to extend their dominance when they face West Demerara at GCC, Bourda today. Essequibo team captain Anthony Adams has been an astute leader of his troops under the watchful eyes of Coach Ryan Hercules.West Demerara upset Georgetown earlier in the tournament, and will rely on the services of Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Tevin Imlach and Richie Looknauth to continue their dominance.All four matches will bowl off from 9:30h today.last_img read more

Briefs: Ashley Force starts sixth in NHRA professional debut

first_imgThe gold medal went to Daniel Albrecht, who was seventh after the downhill leg but had a near-perfect slalom run for a combined time of 2 minutes, 28.99 seconds. BASEBALL: Commissioner Bud Selig y San Francisco Giants games if and when Barry Bonds closes in on . Selig insisted that Major League Baseball would celebrate Bonds’ potential feat exactly as it does any other major milestone, such as a pitcher’s 300th win. “I wasn’t there when Roger Clemens won his 300th game. That’s a matter I’ll determine at some point in the future,” Selig said. “Let me say it, and I’m not going to say anymore. That’s it.” wouldn’t say whether he would attend an Hank Aaron’s home run record Right-hander Bronson Arroyo and Cincinnati agreed to a $25 million, two-year contract extension through 2010. Outfielder Shannon Stewart and Oakland agreed to a $1million, one-year contract. CYCLING: Floyd Landis will skip the Tour de France – and all races in France until 2008. In return, the French anti- doping agency postponed its decision on whether to suspend him from competing in France for a maximum of two years because of a positive doping test. FIGURE SKATING: Tanith Belbin overcame a wardrobe malfunction, untangling herself from a torn dress and going on to win the original dance at Four Continents in Colorado Springs, Colo., with partner Benjamin Agosto. Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo wrapped up the pairs title. TENNIS: Former U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters may miss the French Open and limit her farewell season further to reduce the risk of injury. She also said she will skip the Pacific Life Open at Indian Wells, from March 5-18 so she can play in the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. She won both Tier I events in 2005. Serena Williams has agreed to play for the U.S. Fed Cup team for the first time since 2003 – joining older sister Venus on the squad that faces Belgium in the first round in April. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Ashley Force made her much-anticipated professional debut Thursday, finishing sixth in the first round of Funny Car qualifying in the NHRA’s season-opening CARQUEST Winternationals in Pomona. Force, the 24-year-old daughter of 14-time Funny Car champion John Force, had a quarter-mile run of 4.810 seconds at 281.19 mph in her Castrol/Auto Club Ford Mustang. center_img “It was a little more nerve racking than I had expected,” she said. “Up until that point I was pretty relaxed about it. I understand the starting line (procedure). … But once I got up there, seeing Dad run around like a chicken with his head cut off, I tried so hard to be calm and he was the one making me the most nervous.” SKIING: Leading after the downhill leg of the world championships combined event, Bode Miller was on track for a medal, perhaps gold, until he inexplicably slowed down in the final gates of the slalom and finished sixth in Are, Sweden. last_img read more

Ronaldo’s staggering Juve earnings are €21.5m more than nearest rival Higuain

first_img The publication does the same every year Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport published the earnings of Serie A players Cristiano Ronaldo’s staggering wages at Juventus have been revealed.The £99million summer signing commands more than €20m than any other player, with his nearest rival being Milan’s Gonzalo Higuain, whom he ousted from Juve.Ronaldo’s team-mate Paulo Dybala is the third highest earner, while last season’s top scorer, Mauro Icardi takes home €4.5m, according to Italian newspaper, Gazzetta dello SportHighest Serie A salaries [net]Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – €31mGonzalo Higuain (Milan) – €9.5mPaulo Dybala (Juventus) – €7mMiralem Pjanic (Juventus) – €6.5mDouglas Costa (Juventus) – €6mGianluigi Donnarumma (Milan) – €6mLeonardo Bonucci (Juventus) – €5.5mEmre Can (Juventus) – €5mLorenzo Insigne (Napoli) – €4.6mMauro Icardi (Inter) – €4.5mRadja Nainggolan (Inter) – €4.5mEdin Dzeko (Roma) – €4.5mIvan Perisic (Inter) – €4mSami Khedira (Juventus) – €4mMario Mandzukic (Juventus) – €4mGiorgio Chiellini (Juventus) – €4mBlaise Matuidi (Juventus) – €4mJuan Cuadrado (Juventus) – €4mWojiech Szczesny (Juventus) – €4mDries Mertens (Napoli) – €4mOf the managers in Italy’s top division, the highest paid is Juve’s Max Allegri (7.5m), – Ronaldo’s boss – followed by Napoli’s Carlo Ancelotti (6.5m) and Inter’s Luciano Spalletti (4.5m). 2 2last_img read more

Ison Leads Men’s Golf In Opening Round at Badger Invitational

first_img First Round Results The second round of the Badger Invitational will begin on Monday at 9 a.m., followed by the final round on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Print Friendly Version MADISON, Wis. – The Drake University men’s golf team completed the first round of the Badger Invitational on Sunday at the University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wis. The Bulldogs recorded a 303 (+15) on the first day and are in 13th-place, while MVC foe Illinois State and Iowa State are tied at the top of the leaderboard with a score of 286 (-2). Story Links The Bulldogs were led by junior Drew Ison with a score of 73 (+1), tied for 19th-place. After beginning his day with a bogey, Ison managed to finish even in the front-nine. In the back-nine, Ison started with four straight pars before carding a birdie with four holes to play. On the ensuing hole, he shot a double-bogey, but responded with three pars to close out his round. Freshmen Chase Wicklund and Kyle MacDonald made their collegiate debut. Wicklund shot a 76 (+4), while MacDonald and sophomore Tommi Avant each carded a 77 (+5). Junior Matt Lavery rounded out the Bulldogs’ day with a score of 79 (+7). “I thought we played much better than our final score. We had a few big numbers that really hurt us, and if we eliminate those mistakes we will score much better,” said Drake head coach Matt Lewis. “We know all of the scores are bunched up and a few low rounds tomorrow will get us into good positions to finish out the tournament.”last_img read more

Women’s Basketball Ties All-Time Winning Streak With 86-42 Win at Loyola

first_imgStory Links CHICAGO – The No. 25 Drake University women’s basketball team tied the program’s all-time winning streak at 16 victories in a row with its 86-42 win at Loyola on Sunday, Feb. 19 afternoon at Gentile Arena. Drake improved to 22-4 and 15-0 in Missouri Valley Conference action. The 1996-97 Drake team had a 16-game winning streak. PDF Box Score Drake applied even tougher defensive pressure in the second quarter as Loyola didn’t score until there was 3:33 left in the period. The Ramblers scored just two points in the second as the Bulldogs led 46-12 at halftime. The two points are a season-low allowed by Drake in a quarter. Nine players scored in the first two quarters led by Wendell’s game-high 13 points. Sophomore Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) matched her career-high with 17 points and added three rebounds, two assists and two steals. Freshman Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) recorded her fourth career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Every available Bulldog scored and played at least 12 minutes.   Senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) scored a game-high 19 points and added a season-high seven assists and four rebounds. Wendell had one steal and moved to third all-time in career steals with 251. She broke a tie with Jennie Fitzgerald (1986-1990). Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN DES MOINES THE VALLEY ON ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live UNI 2/24/2017 – 7 PMcenter_img Full Schedule Roster Drake claimed a 25-10 lead after one quarter of play. The Bulldogs shot the basketball well going 50.0 percent (10-of-20) from the floor with two three-pointers. Drake handed out eight assists on the 10 field goals as six different Bulldogs scored led by Wendell with seven points. Loyola (2-23, 1-13 MVC) made just two field goals and had six turnovers that resulted in 11 points for Drake. Following Sunday’s game, Drake hosts UNI in its annual Pink Game presented by Mercy Medical Center. Tipoff against the Panthers is scheduled for 7 p.m. and it will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Print Friendly Version Next Game: The Bulldogs led by as many as 45 points late in the fourth quarter on the way to their 10th straight road win. They outgained the Ramblers, 52-10, in the paint while their bench had 24 points to zero points for Loyola. Drake forced 18 turnovers and scored 27 off the mistakes. Drake shot 54.0 percent (34-of-63) from the floor. HTML Box Score last_img read more