Quarrie upbeat ahead of Saturday’s meet

first_imgDonald Quarrie, meet director for the Jamaica International Invitational, is upbeat ahead of Saturday’s staging of this year’s meet.”All is set for Saturday, and we are looking for a day of great competition as all the athletes are pumped up and ready for great things,” Quarrie said yesterday.”As usual, we should have a big crowd, and I know that the athletes will once again feed on this and we expect some world leading performances once again as with the meet being held later than usual it is prime tine for them to do,” he said.”After a wonderful start to her season so far, double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson is definitely expected to light up the National Stadium when she competes in the women’s 200 metres, fresh off her big 100 metres showing in Shanghai last Saturday,” Quarrie said.-R.G.last_img read more

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PH wins 2023 Fiba World Cup hosting

first_imgLATEST STORIES The Philippines on Saturday presented a three-nation bid with Japan and Indonesia before the Fiba Central Board at the Fiba headquarters in Mies, Switzerland.Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan led the 20-minute presentation and speakers for the three-nation consortium.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseThe 2023 hosting atoned for the failed bid in 2015 where Fiba gave the nod to China as the stage for the 2019 World Cup.In winning the bid, the Philippines, Indonesia and Japan earned outright slots to the 2023 World Cup, which is also a qualifying tournament for the 2024 Olympics in Paris. The Filipino crowd has always been Gilas Pilipinas’ sixth man. Photo from Fiba.comBasketball is home.The Philippines has been awarded the hosting rights to the 2023 Fiba World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Half of the 32 qualifying matches will be played in Manila while the other half will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia and Okinawa, Japan. Then, the knockout stage beginning the quarterfinals will all be staged in the Philippines.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Liverpool not just the ‘Fab Four’, says Klopp MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img read more

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Lue says Cavs not motivated by underdog status

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Korean unity at Vatican? Not so fast, but pope cheers anyway “I think we’ve grown,” he said. “We talk all season about getting better and better so that when we get to the playoffs we’re playing our best basketball. “I think defensively we’ve really turned the corner. We’ve been playing really physical, getting stops.”Lue believes also that his team may benefit from playing a grueling seven-game series against Boston, stating that the team would be battle-hardened heading into game one.“I think our whole team has to be aggressive. We can’t use game one as a feel-out game. It’s the first time we’ve come off a seven-game series in the finals and had only two or three days in between,” Lue said. “Playing a game seven on Sunday in Boston will help us in game one.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I don’t think we need motivation. Any time you get to the finals you’re playing for a championship and that’s motivation in itself. “We don’t have to thrive on that. Being in this position is enough.”The Cavaliers reached the finals after a wild Eastern Conference series with the Boston Celtics, sealing victory in game seven on Sunday with an 87-79 win on the road.The victory made Cleveland the first team to beat the Celtics at home during the postseason.Lue said he believed the cornerstone of his team’s success was defense.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Warriors have won two of the three previous meetings, with the Cavaliers taking the 2016 crown after a miraculous fightback from 3-1 down.Lue, however, says the fact the Warriors are most observers’ pick for the title will not motivate his team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Our focus is winning championships, playing our best basketball,” Lue said.“Our main focus is to win a championship. We can’t worry about what outside guys are saying. 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 LATEST STORIES Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue gives instructions from the sideline during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)The Cleveland Cavaliers will not be motivated by their underdog status when they take on the Golden State Warriors in the fourth installment of their NBA Finals rivalry, coach Tyronn Lue said Tuesday.The Warriors have been installed by Las Vegas bookmakers as heavy favorites to retain their NBA crown as they face the Cavaliers for a fourth straight year starting in game one on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Minister Ramjattan has reached new lows

first_imgDear Editor,The GAWU could not have failed to recognise the recent statements by Vice President and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan with respect to the sugar industry. An Inews report of August 26 informed that the Minister, during a meeting held in Corriverton, reportedly told his audience “…that the Government made the right decision to close the estates”. While it is now publicly acknowledged, the Minister is known for his outlandish statements and has found his foot in his mouth on more than one occasion, his utterances this time around has even defied, in our view, the low expectations that many had of him.While the Minister, seemingly preaching from his ivory tower, justifies, unashamedly, the decision to shutter estates which in its wake put thousands on the breadline, the communities and people linked to Skeldon, Rose Hall, East Demerara and Wales are going through miserable times and hardship-filled days and nights. Today, while the Minister and his colleagues make wishy-washy statements and provide sordid rationales, there are people in the precincts of the closed estates that find it hard to eat or to pay their bills or to send their children to school. The public is well aware of the situation wherein the people of Skeldon must pay NICIL to catch fish in the canals to feed their families. Then there is the more recent instance, where a child of a redundant sugar worker is unable to take up a space at the illustrious Queens College as his parents simply cannot afford to meet the expenditure.The Minister went on to tell those he spoke to that “…the citizenry would become filthy rich in the near future with the booming oil sector coming on stream”. It seems the Minister is saying that we should place all our eggs in one basket. It is disheartening that an educated person and more so a national leader is making such outrageous statements. Time, experience and history have thought us that we never should place all our eggs in a singular basket. Moreover, recently, Minister Winston Jordan tempered expectations when he said that oil revenues in the early years will just be a few hundred million United States dollars, hardly sufficient to make us all “filthy rich”. Then, at the same time, we cannot ignore the many views expressed regarding the lopsided arrangements regarding oil exploitation that has been entered into. We really wonder whether the Minister’s feet were on the ground when he was speaking.Today, while the Minister goes on to justify the unjustifiable, it was not too long ago and not too far away from Corriverton, when Mr Ramjattan told an APNU/AFC rally at Whim, during the 2015 elections campaign, that if elected, they “…will not in any way close the sugar industry…”. Indeed, it goes to show that you can no longer take anything at face value from Minister Ramjattan and his ilk.Yours faithfully,Seepaul NarineGeneral SecretaryGAWUlast_img read more

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Man acquitted on rape charge

first_img…Judge encourages defendant to avoid troubleAbraham Brown was on Wednesday freed on a charge of raping a 13-year-old girl which allegedly occurred almost two years ago.Abraham Brown leaving court after he was freedRepresented by Attorney Adrian Thompson, the accused faced trial over a few days at the Sexual Offences Court in Georgetown. However, after the 12-member jury considered the evidence, they returned a unanimous not guilty verdict, which meant that they disbelieved that Brown sexually penetrated the child on August 28, 2016, in the county of Demerara.After he was freed, Justice Jo-Ann Barlow encouraged him to use the case as a reminder to stay out of trouble and to avoid heavy use of alcohol. She said he should not use such substances to the point where he cannot remember what occurred. The Judge remarked that Brown should engage in “clean fun” and use this case as an opportunity to put his life together. The case was prosecuted by Tiffini Lyken and Abigail Gibbs.last_img read more

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Gravel truck on fire on Highway 29

first_imgTruck Fire on Highway towards Hudson’s Hope Wednesday morning. Photo Credit: Kyle Thomas/Energeticcity.caThe Fort St. John RCMP is on the scene of a gravel truck fire on Highway 29.- Advertisement -The truck caught fire shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday, 20 kilometres south of the junction with the Alaska Highway. Currently only one lane of traffic is blocked, while the company works to put out the fire.The RCMP expects the road will be closed shortly in order for crews to put out the fire.The truck is outside both the Fort St. John and the Hudson’s Hope Fire protection areas and therefore the company is bringing in a water truck.More to come.Advertisement If you have any further information about this story, call 250-787-7100 or email contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.comlast_img read more

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Correction: FSJ Women’s Resource Society sees major spike in clientele; in need of food donations

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – CORRECTION: The increase June to 2015 to June 2016 was 101%, not 100.1%.The Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society is in need of food donations after seeing a major increase in those using their services.The Poverty Outreach Store is funded by United Way. The Society says they are very reliant on public donations.- Advertisement -There has been a major increase in the services being used, according to Phallon Stoutenburg, who is the Outreach and Housing Coordinator.“June to June, so June 2015 to June 2016, we saw a 100.1% increase for our outreach stats. So the exact number for that 245 clients in the month of June in 2015. In 2016, we saw 492. So the first quarter of 2016, we saw an increase of 25% compared to the first quarter of 2015. So we are definitley seeing the numbers go up, so with that the number of food items that are going out the door have increased as well.”The Society is looking for non-perishable food items. They are also looking for clothing as well as hygiene and household items. You can view a full list here.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Rafa Benitez in line for Liverpool return? Former Reds boss set to leave Napoli

first_img1 Rafael Benitez is heading for the exit door at Napoli, according to reports in Italy.The Spanish coach has come under fire after his side suffered a 2-0 defeat against AC Milan last weekend.The loss has left Napoli sitting seventh in Serie A and reports suggest that his relationship with the club’s board is at an all-time low.Should Benitez leave the Italian side, it is sure to ramp up speculation he could be in line to return to Liverpool.The 54-year-old enjoyed some of the best moments of his managerial career at Anfield, guiding the Reds to Champions League glory during his six-year spell at the helm.He has been linked with a move back to Merseyside in recent weeks, with current boss Brendan Rodgers coming under increasing pressure, and would jump at the chance of a second spell in charge should Napoli bring his reign to a close. Rafael Benitez last_img read more

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Spain court acquits ex-Barca boss of money laundering

first_imgBut the National Court, which handles major criminal cases, said it had acquitted all six accused because “after evaluating the evidence presented during the trial, the accusations were not proven”.“As such, given the doubts that were raised, the principle of ‘in dubio pro reo’ must apply,” said the court, using the Latin for ‘when in doubt favour the accused’, referring to the presumption of innocence.Prosecutors had initially called for the ex-Barca boss to be jailed for 11 years but during the trial they reduced this request to six years.Rosell was arrested in May 2017 but given conditional release in February 2019 just after the start of his trial.“It’s great news that puts things in their place,” Rosell’s lawyer Pau Molins told reporters after the ruling was issued.“Sandro Rosell had been killed civilly and socially, we are going to see how we can recover (the reputation) of an innocent person who has spent so much time in prison,” added Molins, who successfully defended Spain’s Princess Cristina when she went on trial in 2016 for tax fraud.– Corruption claims –Rosell, 55, had previously lived and worked in Brazil, where he forged business links.The Rosells were accused of hiding money illegally obtained by Ricardo Teixeira, the former head of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).The case centres on several contracts signed by Teixeira between 2006 and 2008 by a Saudi company based in the Cayman Islands for the television rights to 24 Brazil friendly matches.A company owned by Rosell played the role of intermediary in the negotiation of these contracts and according to the court pocketed nearly 8.4 million euros.The company also collected a loan of five million euros which was destined for Teixeira.Another company owned by Rosell collected 12 million dollars (10.7 million euros) for his participation in the negotiation of a sponsorship deal signed by sports apparel giant Nike, his former employer, and the CBF.Prosecutors and the police accused these firms of being shell companies used to launder money but the court ruled that “it could not be ruled out that they had a real activity”.Teixeira has been indicted by US Justice Department prosecutors investigating the FIFA corruption scandal.“JUSTICE has been done. I hope Sandro can return to his former life,” La Liga president Javier Tebas tweeted after the news that Rosell had been acquitted broke.Rosell was Barcelona president from 2010 to 2014, when he resigned over murky transfer dealings that brought Brazilian striker Neymar to the club from Santos.He is waiting to be tried in another case for corruption, fraud and tax evasion related to Neymar’s transfer to the Catalan giants in 2013, and is also facing another trial for tax evasion.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former Barcelona FC president Sandro Rosell, his wife and four others, are cleared of money laundering charges by a Madrid court © POOL/AFP / Fernando VILLARMADRID, Spain, Apr 24 – A Spanish court on Wednesday acquitted former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell, who spent nearly two years in pre-trial custody, of money laundering.Rosell, his wife and four others, were accused of “large-scale money laundering” of close to 20 million euros ($23 million) since 2006, relating to television rights and sponsorship deals in Brazil.last_img read more

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DD Gardening: Midsummer rose care

first_imgRoses are the favourite flower of gardeners. End of. No arguing. Whenever you see polls conducted to get gardeners to name their favourite flower… roses top it.I have a rose garden, many of you will have roses in your front or back garden, some will be bush roses some will be climbers, but the general maintenance is little changed between them all at this time of year.Dead-heading is so important when it comes to keeping roses in tip top shape. Touring past your roses once a week, with the scissors and snipping away at flowers which are falling past their best is an essential task if you want to encourage the plant to develop more flowers. Advertisement This is the ideal time to be removing this flowerFlower falling past their best will not only make the plant look less attractive but fallen petals, trapped on the leaves, will encourage fungal infection to the plant.Another common ‘fault’ of the roses is their affliction to suffering from what appears to be every pest and disease going. But this can be easily avoided by keeping the plant in tip top condition by feeding and the aforementioned dead heading.Plants growing well do not succumb to as many pests and diseases and do not suffer as badly – conditions such as Black Spot can be reduced and prevented by proper pruning and correct feeding of roses.Many months ago I wrote here about the importance of keeping your roses disease free, as the foliage is the starting ground for the perfume that the flowers produce – so a rose free of disease will carry a better perfume than one inflicted. Advertisement For disease control at this time of year you’re best to use a weekly application of a copper fungicide or a fortnightly application of a systemic product, such as RoseClear.The wellbeing of the plant will be enhanced with a fortnightly kick of Miracle-Gro or such like plant food. Moving forward this Winter your roses will be dramatically improved with an application of ½ bag of Farmyard Manure from the garden centre applied around the base as a mulch.Now is not the time to be planting roses in your garden, however now is a great time to be admiring other peoples roses to get a shopping-list developed in your mind for varieties that would enhance your own garden – so try to make use of the many fantastic gardens in the Donegal Garden Trail, and if you’re rose focused you absolutely must visit Nora’s Rose Garden in Ballybofey.DD Gardening: Midsummer rose care was last modified: August 2nd, 2017 by Gareth AustinShare 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:GardeningGareth Austinroseslast_img read more

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