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  • Edwards joins Saints for St Ann clash in JCA 50 Overs Championship

    first_imgStrengthened by the inclusion of Barbados batsman Kirk Edwards in their line-up, St Catherine CC will attempt to move one step closer to defending their title when they play away to St Ann CA in quarter-final action of the Jamaica Cricket Association 50 Overs Championship today. The contest, which is scheduled to get under way at 9:30 a.m., will be played at the Noranda Bauxite Oval. Edwards, who was on Friday named to the Jamaica Scorpions’ 13-man squad for their opening round WICB Four-Day Professional Cricket League clash away to Barbados on November 6, is expected to add steel to an already solid ‘Saints’ batting line-up. Led by out-of-favour Jamaica and West Indies batsman Danza Hyatt, St Catherine also boasts the experienced Tamar Lambert and former West Indies ‘A’ representative Shacoya Thomas. This is in addition to former national youth opener Oraine Williams, who recently returned from Ireland, all-rounders Gavin Wallace (leg-spinner), off-spinner Peat Salmon and pacer Wayne Morgan, plus spinner Odean Brown. “When you look at Edwards’ international and first-class statistics, he should bring a lot to St Catherine both on and off the field,” Hyatt said. “He makes our batting stronger, and with us looking to defend our title this is what we want.” St Ann, like St Catherine, boast a record of four wins and one loss from the zonal stages and according to their coach, Cleon Smith, they are not too perturbed by the presence of Edwards. “Kirk Edwards is a well-known name in regional cricket, but cricket is played on the field, not by names,” said Smith. “Jamaica Defence Force and University of the West Indies (UWI) had star-studded line-ups and we stopped them.” St Ann, captained by national opener John Campbell, will be looking to stellar performance from Xavier Marshall, as well as Tevin Gilzene and Duran White. In other matches, unbeaten Kingston, with up-and-coming batsman Brandon King at the helm, will host UWI at Sabina Park. The UWI team will be led by new Jamaica first-class captain Paul Palmer Jr Kensington will travel to Manley Horne Park to face St Elizabeth and St Catherine CA will host St James at Ewarton Bauxite Oval.last_img read more

  • Ex-NBA G-League coach Jermaine Byrd joins La Salle camp

    first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ La Salle has welcomed former NBA G-League coach Jermaine Byrd to its camp, confirming earlier reports that the Green Archers are bringing in a new coach.Green Archers guard Alun Melecio posted a photo with the American mentor during La Salle training. The Facebook post has since been deleted.ADVERTISEMENT Pia Wurtzbach, Sharon Cuneta, Alyssa Valdez headline muses for PBA Season 44 opening Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ Screenshot of Aljun Melecio’s Facebook post.Byrd previous coaching experience includes stints with the Tulsa 66ers, Sioux Falls Skyford and LA Defenders in the NBA G-League as an assistant coach.Byrd is taking over the coaching duties from Louie Gonzalez, who only lasted one season as head coach of the Green Archers.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 ChrissLa Salle went 8-6 under Gonzalez in the UAAP Season 81 where it missed the Final Four after losing to Far Eastern University in a knockout game for the last semifinals slot. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

  • Multi-Purpose Credit Union Introduces ‘New Products’

    first_imgThe “In God We Trust” Multi-Purpose Credit Union (IGWMPCU), last Sunday introduced new products to its members. The products, according to the union, are expected to uplift its members and improve their livelihood.The products, according to the president, Saye J. Biyie, will be subsequently introduced unto the market by early January, 2015.Thereafter, Mr. Biyie said, the products will help to alleviate the already poverty-stricken parents, “because they will benefit from the services that will oversee the payment of the children school fees through the relevant kids-to-school saving account.”Other services, according to IGWMPCU president, include holiday savings account; children education savings account; home ownership and development savings account.The president of the Multi-Purpose credit union told members on Sunday that credit union business is not for profit making, but to ensure that every member is taken to another level.Mr. Biyie made the assertions recently at the program making the official closing of 2014 operational year of the union.According to him, “these products seek to educate children and parents on how to prepare for the successful life journey, adding that the independence of any one begins with the way he/she plans their lives.This task, he said, will provide sound education which include, but not limited to formal education, financial management among others.He noted that many people believes that savings are done with their surpluses, which is not true and as such, rational and successful people start saving from their little earning for some purposes, such as, saving for education, land, home, purchasing of vehicle and start off business as well as saving for holiday expenses.“It is in this regard, that the “In God We Trust” Multi-Purpose Credit Union introduced the above listed products,” he said.The Multi-Purpose Credit Union president thereby encourage members to take advantage of the products, by opening one of the following accounts for their children, which he said can be short and long term investment for that child until he or she reaches 18 years before he/she can take charge of that account.Launching the products, Mr. John B. S. Davis, II, president and CEO of the Liberian Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) used the occasion to pledge his bank’s commitment to Multi-Purpose Credit Union because they stand for integrity.Mr. Davis also encouraged members of the club to be business minded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Children’s Costume Parade dazzles spectators

    first_imgBy Jemima Holems and Rupdai SeenaraineThe streets of Georgetown were engulfed in a sea of vibrant colours as the nation’s children participated in their annual Mashramani Costume and Float Parade on Saturday.This event concluded the series of competitions scheduled by the Education Ministry which allowed for students to engage in Republic anniversary festivities.Leading up to Saturday’s events, there were dance, masquerade, calypso, dramatic poetry, physical display and jump rope presentations at the National Cultural Centre and at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, which saw participation from all administrative regions of Guyana.One of the vibrant float depicting flora and faunaThe last day featured a costume parade, which commenced at Parade Ground, moving through the twisting streets of Georgetown and culminating at the National Park. Education Minister Nicolette Henry was present at Parade Ground to kick-start the event and support the Ministry’s activity.This float proudly features the colours of the Guyana flagBeginning at Parade Ground, the mini revellers moved through Middle Street, along Camp Street, into Lamaha Street and finally onto Albert Street which led to the final venue. They were cheered on by scores of parents, teachers and well-wishers who bordered their course waiting for a glimpse of the magnificent spectacle. This also attracted the attention of many tourists along the way.Despite the blazing midday sun, the students gyrated to the sounds of pre-dominantly Guyanese music, which was coupled with electrifying choreography that left the massive crowd in awe and merely asking for more. The majority of the floats depicted Guyana’s resources, festivals and tourist attractions. They were accompanied by dancers dressed in accordance with the theme and featured a decorated banner.The little revelers executing their dance routineParticipants were required to take part in one of six categories. These included nursery, primary, secondary, regional, children’s organisations and individual. Each category had its own sub-theme; the celebration of people, flora and fauna, industries, festivals and regions. The individual presentations had the choice of any of the themes proposed.Upon the arrival of the participants at the National Park, the vociferous spectators were treated to a three-minute presentation of mind-blowing dance routines. All the stands were filled with parents and others who went to support their respective institutions. Every act was perfected with the intention of winning this year’s top spot. Some were even accompanied by drummers who added the final touch to the performance. In addition to the judging checkpoints along the route, the final judging was done at the National Park by a panel of judges, who keenly observed choreography, relevance to theme and creativity so as to crown the rightful champions of this year’s activities.Administrator of the Allied Arts Department, Lorraine Barker-King, who was present at the National Park, spoke with <<>>, saying that she was pleased with the imaginative ideas that came alive on the floats and expressed her contentment with the large number of supporters this year. “Well I’m looking and wondering where all these people came from. I think this is getting greater and greater,” the enthusiastic administrator stated.In collaboration with the Education Ministry was Banks DIH Limited, which provided the funding for the event. Under their Rainforest water and Malta Supreme brands, the Private Sector giant donated in excess of two million dollars, a 100 per cent increase of last year’s donation. It was in relation to these sponsorships in which the event was a success.The nonalcoholic brand manager of Banks DIH Ltd, Clayton McKenzie stated, “First of all, Banks DIH would like to thank the Ministry of Education for being part of such a spectacular activity. This is the biggest turnout I’ve ever seen for the children’s parade. We have a lot of spectators; the teachers are here, the parents are here.”When compared to last year’s event, it can be said that the number of supporters for 2018 has increased by a substantial amount. The completion of these activities will set the tempo for those looking forward to the grand republic celebration on February 23.last_img read more

  • Guyanese nabbed with 20 “Towa Towas’ at JFK Airport

    first_imgA Guyanese man, who attempted to smuggle 20 live finches, popularly called “Towa Towas” into the United States of America was busted upon arrival at the JFK International Airport. The birds were found well secured in his carryon luggage.According to information received, the man travelled from the Cheddi JaganOne of the finches in the secured tube-shaped enclosuresInternational Airport on March 3 and during a search by the US Customs and Border Protection officers and agriculture specialists at the JFK airport, the birds were found.US law enforcement officers found the birds in tube-shaped enclosures. The birds were seized and put into quarantine while the man was fined US$300 and refused entry into the US. He was put on the next plane back to Guyana.Based on a report in the, Leon Hayward, Acting Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations reiterated that “CBP’s agriculture specialists protect our country every day from pests and diseases, the introduction of an animal or plant borne pest or disease could have a devastating impact on America’s agricultural industry”.However, local authorities have launched an investigation as to how the birds passed security checkpoints at Guyana’s main port of entry.This is not the first time birds have been smuggled into the US via the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. Some time back, several birds were intercepted upon arrival at the JFK Airport in hair curlers.last_img read more

  • Garvey Bridge structural review sought

    first_img• Photo Gallery: Garvey BridgeROSEMEAD – Councilwoman Margaret Clark is requesting more agencies explore seismic issues near the Garvey Bridge, which is now under construction. Clark asked that the council discuss having the California Department of Transportation and Los Angeles County Public Works review potential earthquake concerns near the bridge, which runs over the Rio Hondo Channel. The extra exploration is in addition to a geotechnical review that has already been approved. The $10.8 million Garvey Bridge project started in February and is among the most costly public-improvement project’s in the city’s history. Community activist Jim Flournoy, who has several pending lawsuits against the city including one on the seismic issue, has for months told the council that he feels nearby fault lines have not been adequately considered in relation to the bridge’s design. “Every other map shows a fault line under the bridge,” Flournoy said. “They found the only map in the world that doesn’t show it.” The Alhambra Wash fault runs near the bridge. Flournoy has contacted multiple experts, county heads and Caltrans employees in search of someone who will back up his theory that the current bridge design is not up to par. Flournoy, who some residents refer to as the city’s watchdog, also questioned whether Arroyo Geotechnical, the company that performed the first review, is qualified to perform seismic studies. City staffers have previously discredited Flournoy’s concerns. If outside agencies become involved, the project could be delayed, which could be costly for the city, officials said. Rukavina said that even if the design is reviewed, that construction will continue. The bridge is being constructed by Pomona-based Reyes Construction. The project is largely being funded by the Federal Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program as well as local transportation programs. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2477160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s better to be safe than sorry,” Clark said Monday. But Rosemead City Engineer Ken Rukavina said he is confident both the geotechnical review and the bridge design are sufficient. He questioned Clark’s motives in asking for the additional work. “I am somewhat surprised that we are dealing with this again,” Rukavina said. “We’ve done our due diligence.” Clark requested the item be placed on the City Council’s agenda for tonight’s meeting. “I just want to make sure that we did everything we could,” she said. last_img read more

  • Atletico thrash Marseille to win Europa

    first_img0Shares0000Fernando Torres was given the honour of lifting the Europa League trophy on his final appearance for his boyhood club. Photo/COURTESYLYON, France, May 16 – Antoine Griezmann was the hero for Atletico Madrid as the French striker scored twice in their 3-0 win over Marseille in Wednesday’s Europa League final, allowing his club to win the trophy for the third time in nine seasons.It is Griezmann’s first major title as an Atletico player, and a fitting way to bow out if he leaves at the season’s end, with Barcelona tipped as his next destination. Griezmann — brought up in Macon, just 70 kilometres from Lyon — scored once in each half, his lethal finishes coming either side of Marseille losing Dimitri Payet to injury, the French side’s captain coming off in tears.He now has 29 goals for the season, although it was Gabi’s late strike that put the seal on the victory.Marseille had been desperate to win the second European trophy in their history, on French soil, 25 years after beating AC Milan in the inaugural Champions League final in Munich.The Atletico Madrid players are showered in confetti as they pose with their Europa League trophy after a 3-0 win on the night. Photo/COURTESYBut it was a flat night for their huge support, who threatened to ruin the occasion by constantly lighting flares and setting off firecrackers at one end of the stadium, with some even being thrown onto the pitch towards the end.The game carried on regardless, with Rudi Garcia’s side well beaten by Diego Simeone’s Atletico.Their triumph comes after their agonising defeats to city rivals Real Madrid in the Champions League finals of 2014 and 2016. They had previously won the Europa League in 2010 and again in 2012, the latter coming just six months after Simeone’s appointment.Simeone served a touchline ban here, meaning assistant German ‘Mono’ Burgos nominally took charge, but that did not perturb them on the field.Having fallen into this competition by virtue of a shock group-stage exit from the Champions League, Atletico were the favourites against a Marseille side whose continental campaign had begun in the the third qualifying round last July.– Marseille’s regrets –Dimitri Payet was forced off injured just 32 minutes into the Europa League finalJust being in his final, their 19th European game of the season, was an achievement for Garcia’s team. But they will look back on the evening with regrets.After all, they had started well and had a great chance to open the scoring inside four minutes, Valere Germain shooting over from an excellent position after being slipped in by Payet.It was the kind of chance that does not come up often against an Atletico side who had kept 33 clean sheets in all competitions this season before this game.Antoine Griezmann scored both goals as Atletico Madrid sunk Marseille in the Europa League finalHaving been on top, Marseille were then punished for sloppy defending as they fell behind in the 21st minute.Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda opted to play a pass to Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, deep in midfield, rather than clear long. The Cameroonian’s attempt at a touch was awful, and Gabi pounced on the loose ball, sending Griezmann through to finish.That subdued the massed ranks of Marseille fans, and things got worse for them when Payet, their captain and most influential player who had been struggling with a hamstring problem ahead of the game, came off crying just after the half-hour mark.The striker celebrated by performing a dance inspired by the game Fortnite. Photo/COURTESYOM needed to take the game to Atletico in the second half, but instead they conceded again just four minutes after the restart.It was a glorious goal, Griezmann finding Koke and then latching onto the return ball as he stormed into the box before lifting a deft finish over Mandanda and in.Substitute Kostas Mitroglou nearly set up a grandstand finale, his header coming off Jan Oblak’s post, before Gabi’s low drive in the 89th minute made it 3-0.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • Huge West Ham boost as star man ‘very, very close’ to penning new deal

    first_img1 Dimitri Payet Dimitri Payet is on the verge of signing a new West Ham contract, according to boss Slaven Bilic.The French midfielder has been a revelation for the Hammers since arriving from Marseille last summer in a £10.7million deal.His performances have reportedly sparked interest from Premier League heavyweights Chelsea and Manchester City.But West Ham have moved quickly to ensure Payet, 28, snubs any overtures by offering him improved terms on the five-year contract he penned on his arrival.And the 28-year-old now looks set to sign the new deal in a huge boost to the London club.Bilic told reporters on Thursday: “We are very, very close to signing a contract and I hope it’s going to be done.“Both parties have the intention to stay at West Ham. When you are playing like he is playing many clubs are showing interest, but we are going to do everything we can to keep him with us.“Every player has a price but the good thing is he is happy at West Ham, we are more than happy with him and I hope – and I really think – that he will play with us for a long, long time.”last_img read more