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  • Racquet-eers rack up impressive victory over Georgia

    first_imgThe Racquet’s-eers tennis team had a truly impressive victory over the Georgia Country Club home team last Saturday, winning 71 vs 53 games. The top Racquet-eers player was Norman Marshall. This leading tournament has been played annually since 2003, always on the only grass courts still operational in Jamaica. Non-playing Racquet-eers team captain, Tony Gambrill, said, in thanking Custos Paul Muschett (Georgia doyen): “This is the first time in many, many years that the three Georgia grass courts were properly prepared and rolled prior to the match. Our players have always had better talent, but are normally handicapped by the erratic country bounces. This year had a truer bounce.” Playing tennis captain for the losing team, Georgia, Andrew Hopwood, refused to confirm that the same level of court preparation would be assured in 2016 as “it appears that this adversely affected the results this year. These city people must learn to deal with bumpy ground.” The tournament refreshments were under the direction of Dimps Gallant and Sheona Muschett. Scorekeeper and peace maker was Colin Gallant. A number of first time players participated – with varying levels of skill – this year, namely, Will Iton (who arrived late having lost his way in travel from UWI), Annabelle Todd, Jonathan Todd, Mirah Todd and from the UK via Treasure Beach, Judy Hanley. Bruce Hart attended to play, this year without his dog. The Georgia Courts were recently almost burnt to the ground. A larger-than-usual herd of goats distracted attention as they wandered by during the match. Mr Merrick Marshall suffered a painful calf cramp during play, regrettably after the team physician, Dr Richard Gomes, had abandoned play to go to a wedding.last_img read more

  • Ginebra signs big man Prince Caperal

    first_imgMichael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases 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 LATEST STORIES Caperal’s entry alleviates some of the burden on  Japeth Aguilar, Jervy Cruz, and Raymond Aguilar as Ginebra seeks to keep the ship afloat with Greg Slaughter still recovering from a strained hamstring.Slaughter has said that he’s ready to return to action against the Road Warriors, but it is unsure if Cone will take the gamble and field in his prized big man.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCaperal averaged 2.6 points and 3.2 rebounds in the five games he played for the Picanto this 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.This will be his fifth team in his four years in the PBA after being drafted 14th in the 2014 PBA Draft. He previously suited up for GlobalPort, Barako Bull, Phoenix, and Kia. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. San Miguel backs Alab Pilipinas OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Prince Caperal. photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn dire need of a boost up front, Ginebra picked up Prince Caperal from the free agent pool on Wednesday.The 6-foot-7 center out of Arellano, who was was recently dropped by Kia, will shore up coach Tim Cone’s big man rotation when the Gin Kings return to the hardcourt on Saturday against NLEX.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

  • Kyrie Irving tells Boston fans: I’ll be back ‘if you guys will have me’

    first_imgIrving signed a five-year, $94 million deal with Cleveland prior to the 2015-16 season but asked for a trade last summer. He has a player option for next season and can become an unrestricted free agent in 2020.Despite injuries to Irving and top free agent Gordon Hayward, the Celtics finished with 55 wins last season before losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals in seven games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics reacts after missing a three-point shot as time expired in the first quarter during their game against the Charlotte Hornets during the preseason game at Dean Smith Center on September 28, 2018 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Lance King/Getty Images/AFPBOSTON — Boston point guard Kyrie Irving says he intends to re-sign with the Celtics next summer.At a fan event at TD Garden on Thursday, Irving told the crowd, “If you guys will have me back, I plan on re-signing here.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ronaldo faces growing heat from sponsors over rape case MOST READlast_img read more

  • Scrap metal export ban to be lifted even though no improvements made — source

    first_imgThe scrap metal ban, implemented in June of last year is soon to be lifted, according to a reliable source who chooses to remain anonymous.Scrap metal export was put on pause for one year by the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government until the scrap metal industry was improved.It was expected that better procedures and strategies would be put in place to improve the trade as concerns were raised over the management of the Scrap Metal Unit, the body that monitors the trade.Additionally, there were complaints of vandalism and theft, as metal thieves were pillaging state and private infrastructures to supply the lucrative trade which had a demand on the international market. Concerns were also raised by metal exporters over the large duties levied on the exportation of scrap metal.However, government is moving to lift the ban even though no significant strides have been taken to improve the industry, said the source.According to reports Guyana Times have received, scrap metal exporters are uncertain whether to proceed with their trade as they have not received any confirmation on the ban, and are hesitant to restart normal work.According to a source, numerous calls have been made by exporters but no substantial information is being given to them.This publication was informed that if the ban is lifted, usually exporters would have to pay 100 per cent duty to export and since no progress was made to improve the industry within the year, this will likely remain the same. This payment would be nearly impossible for the dealers to pay.However, according to the reliable source, the Business Ministry is seeking to have the exporters export their goods for free until better can be done. This will be done to keep the dealers quiet until procedures are put into place.This will however result in major losses for government, losses amounting to multimillions.Further, the Business Ministry along with Ministry of Communities, will be meeting with the Guyana Metal Recyclers’ Association for discussions as to how to proceed.After that meeting definitive answers are to be given to the exporters as to how they should proceed.last_img read more

  • GTUC head slams Govt for “imposed” 0.5-7% increase for public servants

    first_imgSalary increases…says APNU/AFC failed to keep manifesto promisesVeteran trade unionist and Head of the Guyana Trade Union Congress (GTUC) Lincoln Lewis has criticised the coalition Government’s move for “imposing” a salary increases on public servants.Lewis told Guyana Times that while he does not want to comment yet on the scale of the increases, he had a huge problem with the principle behind which these increases were given.He reminded that a wage and salary increase, where there is a relationship between a union and an employer, is set through a process of collective bargaining.“It is something that the current Government when in Opposition claimed that they would have respected the whole process of collective bargaining,” he observed.The trade unionist said it is clear that they have moved away from that process and have now arbitrarily imposed increases without consultation with respective trade unions.“And that is my concern. So long there is an imposition it leads to endless problems in the relationship with trade unions and that is what this imposition can lead to.”Lewis described it as blatant disrespect. Not only to trade unions but the coalition Government’s own commitment to the promises made to public servants countrywide.“What they are doing, is throwing their own commitment outside, not respecting their manifesto promises to this nation. This is the most disrespectful act ever,” he said.The GTUC leader feels the move taken by the David Granger-led Administration is one that is seeking to weaken trade unions representing public servants and the movement as a whole.“That is the prime objective of the Government to say we (Government) are giving you and the trade unions have not done anything for you,” Lewis told this newspaper.Meanwhile, following reports of the increases, the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) on Wednesday stated its rejection, also arguing that it was an imposition.The GPSU said the basis for its rejection of the salary increase is that the Union was never contacted to have negotiations based on the collective bargaining agreement.Only recently, GPSU President Patrick Yarde had expressed great disgust over the current salaries and benefits public servants are receiving. His comments were backed by Lewis, who criticised Government also for low wages paid to public servants.According to a circular dated November 19, 2018, that was sent out by the Finance Ministry to the heads of all budget agencies and seen by Guyana Times, Government approved salary increases across a number of pay ranges for public servants; inclusive of retroactive payments from January 2018.According to the document, persons earning less than $100,000 a month will receive a seven per cent increase. Those earning between $100,000 and $299,999 will get an increase of 6.5 per cent, while those in the $300,000 to $499,999 range will get a five per cent increase.Those with a pay check of between $500,000 and $699,999 a month will have their salaries increased by 3 per cent. Meanwhile, those in the $700,000 to $799,999 range will be eligible for an increase of two per cent, while those earning $800,000 to $999,999 will get one per cent in increases and those with a $1 million salary and above will get a 0.5 per cent increase.The circular makes it clear that these increases do not apply for teachers, University of Guyana employees, Government Ministers and Members of Parliament. It does, however, apply to the Disciplined Services, including the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Defence Force.The Ministry indicated that teachers received a separate circular regarding their increases.Finance Minister Winston Jordan said public servants will benefit from salary increases over the next three years. Minister Jordan stated that the increases will be presented to the National Assembly during the latter part of this month during the Budget 2019 presentation. (Samuel Sukhnandan)last_img read more

  • Trades unlikely

    first_img (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Jackson had framed Wednesday as being the critical day for getting any potential deal to be done. The Lakers last made a deadline trade in March 1999 when they acquired Glen Rice and J.R. Reid from Charlotte for Eddie Jones and Elden Campbell. The Lakers have expressed interest in Kidd, who is owed another $41 million on his contract, but the question is whether New Jersey would accept a package that does not include Andrew Bynum or Lamar Odom, the Lakers’ top two assets after Kobe Bryant. Jackson said he was content to move forward after the deadline with the same roster. The Lakers are hopeful Luke Walton can return from a sprained ankle in the next week and Kwame Brown sooner than his mid-March timetable. But Jackson also conceded the Lakers, who returned from the All-Star break with a 30-24 record and in sixth place in the Western Conference standings, weren’t about to take their place alongside Dallas and Phoenix as the conference’s top teams. “We still have other things that we can do and we’ll keep looking at that as we go through the season, if we can help the team,” Jackson said. “We think we have players – and when players get healthy – that can do some things in this league.” Bynum will have started for two months or more once Brown returns, but Jackson suggested his 19-year-old center eventually will be moving back to the bench. Specifically, Jackson said he believes Bynum could be equally productive in splitting time with Brown. center_img LOS ANGELES – With the NBA trade deadline arriving today at noon, Lakers coach Phil Jackson did not express optimism Wednesday about acquiring a player, be it All-Star guard Jason Kidd or anybody else. “I spent a couple hours with (general manager Mitch Kupchak) this afternoon and things are still happening,” Jackson said. “I don’t see a lot of momentum that’s going to create anything right now, to be honest with you. But we still have our hopes that something will be accomplished.” last_img read more

  • USS Cole families argue in court that Sudan aided deadly attack

    first_imgNORFOLK, Va. – A father’s emotional testimony over the loss of his son aboard the USS Cole opened a civil trial Tuesday in which relatives of the 17 victims of the terrorist attack are trying to prove it couldn’t have happened without Sudan’s support. The sailors’ families are suing the African nation in U.S. District Court in Norfolk, where the now-repaired Navy destroyer is based. The 2000 blast had ripped a hole in the side of the destroyer, nearly sinking it. “Sudan’s material support … including continuous flow of funding, money, weapons, logistical support, diplomatic passports and religious blessing, was crucial in enabling the attack on the USS Cole,” lawyers for the families said in court papers outlining their case. Sudan sought unsuccessfully to dismiss the lawsuit on the grounds that too much time had passed between the bombing and the filing of the lawsuit in 2004. Lawyers representing the Sudanese government did not offer opening statements Tuesday or question Seaman Cherone Louis Gunn’s father. “These 17 sailors were murdered,” said Louge Gunn, who testified about how he had contemplated killing himself after his 22-year-old son’s death. Gunn, a grief counselor, said he was in a session with a couple who had lost their son when he first heard the Cole had been bombed. Later that day, one of his other sons called and screamed into the phone that Cherone had been killed. “I dropped the phone. I went into a panic,” Gunn testified. “I fell to the floor on my knees. It was the most devastating thing that had ever happened to me. I felt like somebody had put their hand in the inside of my body and pulled my skin out.” The families’ lawyers intend to prove that Sudan has given safe haven to Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida terrorist network since 1991 – long before Yemeni operatives blasted a 40-foot hole in the side of the Cole in Yemen’s port of Aden on Oct. 12, 2000. The plaintiffs contend Sudan’s embassy in New York gave logistical assistance to the bombers of the World Trade Center in 1993, but court documents included no details of the allegation. The United States has listed Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism since 1993. 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

  • Let the rebellion begin

    first_img– From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Video: Rosemead Rebels Youth FootballThe city’s junior football league, the Rosemead Rebels, kicked off its season opener on Saturday. The opener included a full schedule of games, opening ceremonies and performances by Rebel cheerleaders at the Jess Gonz lez Sports Complex at 8471 Klingerman St., the Rebels’ home field. The Rebels are members of the San Gabriel Valley Junior All American Football Conference, which is composed of 28 cities. last_img read more

  • 2005 determined to be warmest year in century

    first_imgLast year was the warmest in a century, nosing out 1998, a federal analysis concludes. Researchers calculated that 2005 produced the highest annual average surface temperature worldwide since instrument recordings began in the late 1800s, said James Hansen, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. The result confirms a prediction the institute made in December. In a telephone interview, Hansen said the analysis estimated temperatures in the Arctic from nearby weather stations because no direct data was available. Because of that, “we couldn’t say with 100 percent certainty that it’s the warmest year, but I’m reasonably confident that it was,” Hansen said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card More important, he said, is that 2005 reached the warmth of 1998 without help of the “El Nio of the century” that pushed temperatures up in 1998. However, 2005 was cooler overall in Southern California because of heavy rains, said Stuart Seto, weather specialist for the National Weather Service in Oxnard. In Burbank, average temperatures were cooler than normal seven out of 12 months, including in August. “It looks like that whole year ended up below normal overall,” Seto said. “One of the things I noticed was it wasn’t the daytime highs that were hot, it was the overnight lows that were warm, because of the nighttime clouds.” Over the past 30 years, Earth has warmed a bit more than 1 degree in total, making it about the warmest it’s been in 10,000 years, Hansen said. He blamed a buildup of heat-trapping greenhouse gases. Jay Lawrimore of the federal government’s National Climatic Data Center said his own center’s current data suggest 2005 came in a close second to 1998, in part because of how the Arctic was factored in. But he said a forthcoming analysis “will likely show that 2005 is slightly warmer than 1998.”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


    first_imgDONEGAL’S senior Ladies team were edged out in a tough game against Mayo today.The home side eventually won out by 2-15 to 1-09, but the scoreline probably flattered the Mayo ladies in the encounter in Claremorris.Donegal had started the game well, with the irrepressible Geraldine McLaughlin scoring a goal to give the visitors the lead. But that was as good as it was going to get in the difficult conditions as Mayo came roaring back.Mayo’s eight-time Allstar Cora Staunton scored 1-09 for her county.Aileen Gilroy added 1-01 hosts including a brilliant second half goal.Donegal lost goalkeeper and captain Roisin McCafferty to an early injury which was a serious blow.  GAELIC GAMES: MAYO JUST TOO GOOD FOR DONEGAL LADIES was last modified: February 17th, 2013 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:GAELIC GAMES: MAYO JUST TOO GOOD FOR DONEGAL LADIESlast_img read more