Jamaica, T&T in crucial clash in Regional Women’s Super50

first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) remain on course for a spot in the final of the Regional Women’s Super50 following the third round of the championship which concluded on Monday. While Barbados trounced South Windwards by 102 runs at the National Cricket Centre in Couva, hosts T&T strolled to an equally uncomplicated six-wicket victory over Guyana Macaulay Park in California. Both teams are the only unbeaten ones in the competition. T&T lead the standings with 12 points, but are just one ahead of Barbados, with defending champions Jamaica a further four points back in third. Guyana also have seven points, but are fourth on net run rate, while North Windwards and South Windwards bring up the rear with two points each. T&T, however, face a crucial clash today when they take on Jamaica at the National Cricket Centre. The hosts will fancy their chances of full points, especially with the Jamaicans having played unconvincingly and picking up their first win on Monday with a 116-run verdict over South Windwards. Barbados, meanwhile, have a far easier assignment against the winless North Windwards at Caldrac and will see the fixture as an excellent opportunity to top the tables, especially if T&T slip up. The remaining game will see Guyana squaring off with South Windwards at Gilbert Park. Sunday’s final, following the last round of preliminary games on Friday, will be contested between the two top teams in the table. Last year, Jamaica beat Guyana in the final at Windsor Park, when the tournament was hosted in Dominica. excellent opportunitylast_img read more

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Cargo Movers eye sweep of Blaze Spikers

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ Seeking a third PSL title, F2 pulled through in Game 1 despite 39 errors as Ara Galang delivered 18 hits.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew If the pulsating Game 1 showdown was an indication of how the championship series will be fought, then F2 Logistics cannot expect any favors from fierce rival Petron when the Cargo Movers aim for the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference title on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Game 2 at 5 p.m. at Ynares Sports Arena is tipped to be another epic encounter between the teams that have figured in the last four Finals series.This time, F2 gets the first of two cracks at the crown and an opportunity to avenge its defeat in the previous tournament to Petron.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Tougher when it mattered, the Cargo Movers barely scraped past the Blaze Spikers in a marathon series opener, 18-25, 25-23, 20-25, 29-27, 18-16, on Thursday, prompting F2 coach Ramil de Jesus to challenge his players to give everything they’ve got to avoid a series decider.“We have to give our all,” said the multititled De Jesus, who also mentors La Salle in the UAAP. “We have nobody to bank on but ourselves.” 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 awardcenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Vios Cup leg 2 Sunday at Filinvest Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Looting of Public Offices Worrisome

first_imgThe entrenched but unethical tradition of government officials packing up (looting) almost everything in their various offices when an administration comes to an end has always hurt the country and will even be worse if proper measures are not put into place to abate this unwholesome act when the UP government relinquishes power to a newly elected government in January 2018.The Chairman of the Governance Commission (GC), Dr. Amos C. Sawyer is worried and does not want to see a recurrence of these acts in the ensuing transitions as it would be a huge setback to the forward march of the country. “These are some of the loopholes in transitions that set the country on a backward trend. We must be able to address these very quickly,” he said.If this happens in 2018, a visibly worried Sawyer said, “It would tarnish all the frantic efforts the government has been making to ensure the transformation it has been striving for.” He spoke at the GC’s Open House and Resource Mobilization Event on Friday.It is an open secret that some unscrupulous government officials would sweep their offices and would leave the officials of the next administration with absolutely nothing to work with.“This must change or else new administrations will suffer the consequences and at the end Liberia will continue to be backward. This handicaps the next administration,” Dr. Sawyer said. “We are, however, endeavoring to ensure that we set the right policies and framework to stop this,” he said, adding that as much as the election is critical, a smooth transitional process is equally critical. The GC is working with GSA to draft a framework that will ensure stock is taken of all public assets.“We need to start working with the GSA to take full inventory of government’s assets so that when we are turning over power, we will be turning over everything that we have under our control,” he said, adding, “Since this is the first real democratic transition in 62 years, we must ensure that the incoming administration will not have to struggle to get started as has usually been in the past.”The GC is, however, harboring the thought of a legislation that will bring punishment against those that would be involved in such an act in the future. “We need to make policies and framework that will bring people to book,” he said.The act of looting offices has been worst in Liberia, especially during the years of anarchy in the country. Another person who had a strong feeling about this was Grand Bassa County Senator, Jonathan L. Kaipay.“It has beset administration upon administration and this (the upcoming transition process) would be of no exception if the necessary measures are not put in place to curtail this act,” he said. The act, which he referred to as “pack and go,” robs the country of thousands, if not millions of dollars, every time a transition takes place.“I faced similar problems when I got elected. We must try to desist from these acts if we want to develop our country,” he said.Dr. Sawyer had already indicated that next year will be a very critical time for Liberia as a result of “Triple Transitions,” that the country will be undergoing. “Liberia is in the midst of triple transitions,” he said, including security, political and economic.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Crime reduced in D Division – Commander Cooper

first_imgThe crime rate in the West Demerara/ East Bank Essequibo area has dropped considerably in comparison with reports from 2018 for the same time frame especially with regard to youths participating in unlawful activities.D Division Police Commander Edmond CooperThis is according to Police Commander of “D” Division, Edmond Cooper, who in an interview with Guyana Times explained Police Force alone cannot curb the crime issue involving youths and young adults. He noted that this is so because the Polcie usually get involved only when a crime has already taken place. As such he said that the Police in the division has been working along with members of the public.“We have been embarking upon consultations with stakeholders throughout this Division and because of the constant and consist efforts we are getting positive feedback and timely information, hence, being proactive pays off. Outreach programmes are being conducted in all areas with youths and there is even an ongoing school programme. We teach them about the use of narcotics, traffic violations, other forms of criminal activities that they should stay away from,” Commander Cooper noted.According to the Commander special in the Division is also being placed at the secondary school level with focus on sensitization of sexual offences.He added that adolescents are taught about recognising the signs of sexual advances and what they should do if they or someone they know has been or is being sexually assaulted.He further stated that students in all areas are frequently being given lectures by police ranks about deviant behaviours and what can and would most likely happen to them if they participate in illegal activities.“The news in being spread because we believe that the more we sensitize them then the more they will be aware of when or if they are doing something wrong. As children, when you tell them something serious or important, they will either tell their colleagues or go home and tell family members. So basically the word is getting out and as such criminal activities involving children have significantly decreased in the past year or so,” the Police Commander noted.He also said while the aim of the police force is to serve and protect there should also be initiatives that are spearheaded by the police to help children and prevent them from becoming delinquents.He added that such simple activities as holding talks in schools and hosting sensitization events for students can go a far way; they can help them build better lives and even save their lives.last_img read more

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Wildfires in the north remain the same as last year

first_imgWildfires in the area are on par with last year’s numbers.Fire Information officer Jillian Chimko, from the Prince George Fire Centre, says by May 1st of last year, there were 14 fires, and this year the area has seen 15.However, Chimko says those numbers could increase by the end of the weekend.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1320|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5201b6bee1fb31c0e583c3bdc6bd4d5e-Jillian Chimko 1_1_Pub.mp3]She says all of the 15 fires so far this year have been human-caused. Chimko recommends always monitoring grass fires, checking wind conditions, and creating a fire break around the perimeter of the fire area.She says if these precautions aren’t followed, and a fire gets out of control, the individual responsible could face serious charges.Advertisement [asset|aid=1321|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5201b6bee1fb31c0e583c3bdc6bd4d5e-Jillian Chimko 2_1_Pub.mp3]As of 2:30 pm on Friday, May 1st, there is currently a fire near Moberly Lake. The size of the fire is undetermined but Chimko says it is a smaller fire. Fire fighters are currently monitoring the situation.For more information, visit www.bcwildfire.calast_img read more

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People’s Party of Canada, Ron Vaillant announced as North East B.C. Candidate

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – People’s Party of Canada announced their candidate for Oct. 21, 2019, Federal Election.Ron Vaillant will represent the party for the riding of Prince George – Peace River – Northern Rockies. In which he is throwing his hat in the ring to go against Bob Zimmer to be MP for this year’s ElectionIn a video posted to Youtube by Vaillant, shares he has been selected as a candidate for this large riding that is similar to his thinking and that he appreciates the people there. He goes on further to share he is apart of a party that is robust and of common sense.- Advertisement -To view Vaillant’s message on YouTube; CLICK HERERon Vaillant’s FB Account; CLICK HERElast_img read more

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Food, energy costs up as new-home construction plunges

first_imgAfter a five-year boom in which housing sales climbed to record highs, demand for both new and existing homes fell last year and prices, which had been soaring at double-digit rates, have been stagnant. The slump has intensified in recent months as mortgage lenders have tightened standards for giving loans in response to soaring defaults. The higher defaults and the inability of prospective buyers to qualify for mortgages have contributed to record high levels of unsold new and existing homes. Many economists expect housing will trim growth by more than a full percentage point in the current quarter, but they believe the country will avoid an outright downturn because the Fed, which cut rates for the first time in four years in September, will cut rates again should further weakness develop. The National Association of Homebuilders reported this week that its index of builder confidence fell to an all-time low in October. “Builders are in a panic mode and are trying to catch up with a rapidly falling market,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Economy.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Analysts said the bigger-than-expected drop in housing construction could be signaling that the housing downturn, already the worst in 16 years, may be headed for bigger troubles. Housing activity is now 30.8 percent below the level of a year ago. Asked whether the housing slump could push the country into a recession, President George W. Bush told a news conference that “I feel good about many of the economic indicators” and said his administration is working to help homeowners deal with rising mortgage delinquencies. “When you got more houses than you got buyers, the price tends to go down. And we’re going to have to work through the issue,” Bush said. But private economists were not as certain that the steep housing slump will not cause a recession. “The contraction in housing is transitioning from an average downturn to among the worst in the post-World War II history,” said Michael Gregory, an economist with BMO Capital Markets. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 20.40 points to close at 13,892.54 as investors worried that rising oil prices – a barrel of crude momentarily touched a fresh high of $89 – might spark more inflation problems. WASHINGTON – Construction of new homes plunged to the lowest level in 14 years in September as turmoil in credit markets intensified the problems in the housing industry. Consumer prices, meanwhile, rose at the fastest pace in four months, reflecting higher energy and food costs. The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that construction of new homes fell 10.2 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.191 million units. The decline was more than double the 4.2 percent drop that analysts had been expecting and it pushed activity down to the lowest level since March 1993. Meanwhile, the Labor Department reported that consumer prices rose by 0.3 percent in September, slightly more than the 0.2 percent that analysts had been expecting as energy prices rose after three straight declines and food costs shot up at the fastest pace since June. Core inflation, excluding energy and food, remained tame, however, rising by 0.2 percent, in line with expectations. last_img read more

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CRECHE KIDS ENJOY NATIONAL PYJAMA DAY

first_imgThe National Pyjama day was a huge success at the Learn N’ Play Pre-school.The preschoolers are pictured with all the teachers: Lisa, Leo, Fatima and Tracy.  CRECHE KIDS ENJOY NATIONAL PYJAMA DAY was last modified: March 4th, 2016 by John2Share 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:Letterkenny CDPPre-schoollast_img read more

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EGGS THROWN AT TAOISEACH AS HE IS MET BY PROTESTORS IN MILFORD

first_imgTHIS was the moment protestors threw eggs at the windscreen of the Taoiseach’s car as he arrived outside a school in Milford today.A number of groups had mounted pickets and placards outside Loreto Community College where the Fine Gael leader was attending to celebrate a student winning a Among the groups holding protests was the Donegal Action Against Austerity and the Can’t Pay Won’t Pay groups. There was a heavy Garda presence at the scene.There was also anger amongst parents from schools locally after pupils were held in Loreto Community School because of the Taoiseach’s late arrival.As a result pupils on shared buses from Mulroy College did not arrive home leaving many parents disgruntled.However the protest outside Loreto didn’t take away from the celebrations inside. The Taoiseach addressed more than 700 students and told them they were “leading the way” in bringing the digital age to schools.The school won the prize after a project by fifth year student Shaun Sweeney on the smart class of the future.All pupils joining the school this year will now receive ‘Fizz Books’ which is a mini laptop and tablet.As well as the new laptops, the school will be visited by a PHD student from Dublin City University who will map out the school’s progress using the new computers.The aim of the project is to partly use the computers, which will be equipped with all edco books, to eventually eliminate the need for old fashioned paper books. The €150,000 prize was presented by SmartClass, a project run by computer giants Intel, the Educational Company of Ireland and Steljes.The Taoiseach was at the school to formally hand over the first computer.* Despite earlier reports, members of Donegal Action Against Cancer Care were not present at today’s protest outside Milford Community College. We are happy to clarify this.EGGS THROWN AT TAOISEACH AS HE IS MET BY PROTESTORS IN MILFORD was last modified: May 22nd, 2012 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

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Deputy viewing adult sites led to prisoner’s escape

first_img The investigation further showed the deputy had been on computer sites with sexual content, prohibited by Sheriff’s Department policy. A separate investigation found the same deputy had downloaded porn on his department computer. The report also found that 20 inmates had escaped from the jails and courthouses from November 2004 through Sept. 30. Patricia Farrell Aidem, (661) 257-5251 pat.aidem@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – A sheriff’s deputy was viewing porn on a hospital computer when an injured inmate escaped his guard last year and fled into a Valencia neighborhood where he beat an elderly man, according to an annual report issued this week by the county Office of Independent Review. The deputy, who was not named, was fired following the October 2004 incident at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. The deputy told investigators that his charge, Samuel Alvarado, then 19, had gone to the bathroom in the hospital’s emergency room, then shoved a walker toward him and fled. Asking for help from hospital personnel, he tried to follow Alvarado, the review quotes the deputy as telling investigators. But Alvarado told a different story after he was recaptured, and hospital staffers backed his version, according to the independent review by OIR Chief Attorney Michael Gennaco. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “He claimed that, upon leaving the bathroom, he observed that the deputy was preoccupied with a computer that was in the room,” the report said. “He took the opportunity to gather some of his own effects and slip out without the deputy even noticing. Then he fled out of the hospital through an alarmed door.” Hospital staffers told sheriff’s internal affairs investigators that they were alerted by the alarm and entered the room to find the deputy at the computer looking confused and unsure of what had happened, the report said. A large-scale manhunt ensued, and Alvarado was captured about an hour later, but not before he attacked a 68-year-old man in his backyard with a barbecue tool, leaving him with injuries to his face, head and arms, Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s officials said. An investigation revealed that the deputy was negligent in guarding Alvarado, a maximum-security inmate from the Pitchess Detection Center in Castaic who had been injured in a jail attack. “Investigators subsequently performed an analysis of the computer’s activity for the day and found that the timing and content of the activity suggested a distracted, preoccupied officer who was still logged on when the escape occurred in spite of his assertions to the contrary,” according to the report. last_img read more

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