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first_imgRum-Bar national darts league The Rum-Bar National Darts League continued on Sunday at Big Guy’s Lawn, Priory, St Ann. Eight matches were contested, with Central Miners taking sole leadership in the standings with narrow 4-3 victories against MoBay Darters and Chelsea Precision, who were dropping their first point. Weekend Results: BOJ Gators 5, Portmore Stimulus 2; Dynasty MoBay 3, Central Miners 2; Guy’s Darters 3, Chelsea Precision 4; Shooting STARS 4, MoBay Darters 3; Central Miners 4, Chelsea Precision 3; MoBay Darters (MISSING), Dynasty MoBay 7; Portmore Contenders 3, Guy’s Darters 4; Portmore Stimulus Shooting STARS 3. Standings: Central Miners 4, Chelsea Precision 3, Guy’s Darters 3, Dynasty MoBay 2, Portmore Contenders 1, BOJ Gators 1, Portmore Stimulus 1, Shooting STARS 1, MoBay Darters 0. Serena SI’s Sportsperson of the Year NEW YORK (AP): Serena Williams is Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year – the first female athlete honoured on her own by the magazine in more than 30 years. Williams came within two matches of tennis’ first calendar-year Grand Slam since 1988, a bid that ended with a semi-final loss at the US Open. In all, the 34-year-old American went 53-3 during 2015 with five titles, including at the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon. Williams was No. 1 in the WTA rankings all season. “She was the most deserving person for the award. She had an amazing year. The way she won her events; the fact that she’s done this for so many years at such a high level,” said Paul Fichtenbaum, editor of the Sports Illustrated Group. “She was a terrific candidate in a year of terrific candidates.” The cover photo of Williams – in high heels, sitting on a throne – was “her idea, intended … to express her own ideal of femininity, strength, power,” managing editor Christian Stone wrote on SI.com. Honduras ex-president headed to US for probe MEXICO CITY (AP): Honduras’ foreign minister says ex-President Rafael Callejas has left the country aboard a private plane with the intention of turning himself in to United States authorities investigating corruption and kickbacks in FIFA, soccer’s scandal-plagued governing body. Arturo Corrales said yesterday that Callejas had made the decision on advice from his lawyers but would not say exactly where or when the ex-president would turn himself in. The United States previously requested Callejas’ extradition. Callejas served as president from 1990-94 and is a current member of FIFA’s television and marketing committee. He was one of about 20 soccer officials indicted on charges with bribes and kickbacks in a 92-count indictment. Callejas was president of Honduras’ soccer federation from 2002 to 2015. Court drops tax fraud probe into Messi MADRID (AP): A Spanish court has dropped a tax fraud investigation into Lionel Messi and his foundation linked to six friendly matches. Spain’s Prosecutor had asked the court to investigate possible tax offences over games held between June 16, 2012, and July 6, 2013, in the United States, Mexico, Colombia, and Peru.last_img read more

PBA admits ‘faulty decision’ on Reavis’ timeout late in Game 1

first_imgOn verge of elimination, UP not losing hope Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback “Unfortunately, the ref’s judgment call is not reviewable during the game, under our rules,” the PBA said. “Based on the review of the video, it appears to be a faulty decision.”“We have to remind our refs to be more circumspect in making the calls, so as to avoid crucial wrong calls.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Replays, however, showed Reavis’ right foot went beyond the baseline.In a statement posted on its website, the “best call” for the situation would’ve been out of bounds.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 crownAccording to the statement, lead referee Rey Montoya said that he heard Reavis call for a timeout before stepping on the baseline.Montoya’s judgment call, however, won’t be reversed after the technical committee’s review. MOST READcenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUpon review of its technical committee, the PBA on Saturday admitted that there should’ve been a stepping violation called against Magnolia center Rafi Reavis late in the Hotshots’ 105-103 Game 1 victory over San Miguel in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Magnolia held a 105-103 margin with six seconds left in the game when Reavis grabbed the defensive rebound off Alex Cabagnot’s missed triple when he called for a timeout upon landing on the floor.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 STORIESlast_img read more

Beware of signing MoU with T&T

first_imgDear Editor,I am very worried about Guyana signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) for “cooperation in oil and gas”, because the Guyanese people had enough bad experiences over the years to make them look with four eyes at any type of agreement with the twin island republic and other nations.T&T has been good to Guyanese. I have dear friends there, and my experiences when visiting there have all been good. But I am also aware that our relationship with T&T has not always been smooth sailing, and I think it would be wise to take a hard look at the troubling aspects of our relations with our sister CARICOM state before making any commitments.For example, I know that well qualified Guyanese, including doctors, have gone to T&T to get work, only to be turned away in disappointment because the authorities there made it quite clear that their people come first. This happened even as CARICOM was pushing for the free movement of skilled professionals across member states.I know this from personal experience. One of my nephews accepted a job offer at a hospital in T&T through that nation’s Ministry of Health. When the time came for him to commence his internship and start work, he was rebuffed and told plainly that he was rejected because he is Guyanese, and that T&T nationals come first.I also know of cases wherein Guyanese got seriously sick in T&T and were rushed to hospital, only to be denied emergency treatment because they were foreigners. By all the reports I got, the doctors did not even try to save them, and they died in their vehicles. They were willing to pay, but were not allowed in the hospital. In my opinion, the doctors and nurses deliberately allowed those poor Guyanese to die.Furthermore, from my own observation, T&T immigration officers have special benches for Guyanese arriving at various ports of entry. This could only be for discriminatory reasons. I also know of male immigration officers who deport pretty Guyanese girls and tell the girls to call them personally before they return, in order to make sleazy deals to facilitate their re-entry to T&T.It is also a known fact that during the height of the economic crisis in Guyana, persons in T&T were advertising for girls to work over there, but they wanted to see their photographs first. Girls lured by those ads were terribly abused, and many were forced into prostitution. There are media reports of many Guyanese who were abused in T&T, and some were even killed and buried in septic tanks.To my mind, these incidents– and many more that your readers would know about — show that there are very good reasons for us to be cautious as a nation, and that we should think matters through carefully before signing any MoU, contract, agreement, or other legal instrument with any nation that might not have our best interest at heart.I strongly believe that if, for any reason, Guyana decides to sign a contract with T&T to refine oil, or dealing with oil and gas in any way, there must be inserted a clause or some type of caveat that gives Guyana the right to get out of that contract — instantaneously, if necessary — if T&T does not uphold the highest standards of service or any other provision in the contract.Guyana has to proceed with the utmost caution when going into any agreement with T&T any other country or any multi-national corporation with regard to oil and gas. Such agreements must give priority to Guyanese employees in the industry, so that we are not flooded with foreigners while we are left with ‘wapia’, or ‘white mouth’.Our people must be given the same opportunities and training on equal footing with the Trinidadians or other foreigners that come to work or do business here.Also, if a large number of T&T nationals come to work in Guyana, similar numbers of Guyanese must be able to go to work in T&T, and get the same treatment Trinidadians get here, including the same wages and conditions that obtain for their own people.Let me make it clear that I am not an enemy of T&T. The people there have always been kind to me personally. I have good friends in T&T, maybe because I have developed a certain level of social class, and the atrocities tend to be committed on persons from more challenged circumstances. So I am not talking about the good people of T&T, only those institutions and individuals that abuse Guyanese.Also, I am not coming out against the Guyana Government, I will support and work with any democratically elected Government of Guyana; but I want to warn the Government that by signing a bad deal with T&T, our oil and gas sector could be compromised; in the long run, that Government would be impacted, whether they are in or out of power; and the whole of Guyana would suffer the effects of that mistake.Guyana’s oil and gas industry is so precious and so vital to our prosperity that we have to view with healthy suspicion every attempt by foreigners to engage us to make deals in this sector. They will always paint a bright picture of the deal and say it is for mutual cooperation and mutual benefit. It is up to us to read the fine print and make sure we are not being taken for a ride.I also support the wisdom of President David Arthur Granger’s call to strengthen the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) when he said in Barbados over the weekend that Caribbean people have to start thinking ‘regional’ rather than thinking ‘island’, and he invited the entire region to jointly explore investments in Guyana.I believe in “One Caribbean”, but there must be mutual respect. If we are to be the facilitators of this “One Caribbean”, the backbone and saviour of the Caribbean because of this newfound oil wealth, then the Caribbean people must understand that they must treat Guyana and the Guyanese people with the utmost respect.Oil and gas agreements must be on good footing for all parties to benefit. We had our bad times, but the tables have turned and we must not look for vengeance. Government must ensure — as I have preached in the past — that returns from such agreements are used for positive social change: teach people how to invest, save etc; and set up or enhance institutions to promote our people’s financial empowerment.Sincerely,Roshan Khan Srlast_img read more

Spurs line up v Monaco? Momentum key to ‘win for England?’

first_img 11 11 11 11 27. Kevin Wimmer (centre back) 11 23. Christian Eriksen (central attacker) 15. Eric Dier (midfield) 11 28. Tom Carroll (midfield) Full match commentary of Monaco v Tottenham is live on talkSPORT at 6pm on Thursday 1 October.Mauricio Pochettino, the Tottenham manager feels more emphasis from English clubs on European competition will see them get back to former glories.“I was in France and Spain and there they make European competitions a priority. They even rest players for it,” he said.“In England it is different. The Premier League is mentally and physically tough. Maybe teams need to analyse that.”Man United and Man City scraped wins, but both Arsenal and Chelsea lost in their Champions League games, with Pochettino adding: “It is true the responsibility is now on us to win for England. But our mentality is always to try to win.”Tottenham have momentum on their side, having beaten Man City 4-1 with a number of players like Eric Dier in fine form and must travel to Swansea on Sunday. However, with the manager’s comments, it appears the Europa League is being taken seriously and who can blame him with a place in the Champions League up for grabs.Heung-min Son is injured, while Harry Kane could begin on the bench, so is this the team to take on Monaco? 11. Erik Lamela (wide forward) 11 11 13. Michel Vorm (goalkeeper) 3. Danny Rose – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the predicted Tottenham line up in squad number order. Is this the XI to keep Tottenham top of Group J? 22. Nacer Chadli (wide forward) 14. Clinton Njie (striker) 4. Toby Alderweireld (centre back) 11 11 11 16. Kieran Trippier (right back) last_img read more

Sadio Mane hints future may not be at Liverpool amid Real Madrid interest

first_img 2 2 Mane celebrates scoring for Liverpool during the Champions League Final Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has fuelled speculation his future could lie away from Anfield amid interest from Real Madrid.The Senegal international scored in last month’s Champions League defeat to the Spanish club and speculation almost immediately suggested he was a target for them – before Zinedine Zidane’s shock resignation. Mane and Mohamed Salah have formed an incredible trio alongside Roberto Firmino at Anfield Mane, preparing for the start of the World Cup in Russia, insists he feels at home on Merseyside – but refused to rule out anything.“I am very happy in Liverpool and my contract will last for three more years,” the 26-year-old, a former Red Bull Salzburg player, told Austrian newspaper Salzburger Nachrichten.“But you never know what will happen in the future. I want to win trophies, especially the Champions League.”Mane said it was tough to put the heartbreaking final defeat behind him but he has now turned his focus to Senegal’s tournament in Russia. “To be honest, this defeat was not easy to put away. The whole club worked hard for this Champions League title, but Real Madrid were the better team that day,” he added.“We lost to the best team in the world. The defeat is ticked off. Now it is time to play with Senegal (and have) a good and successful World Cup. That’s my whole focus.”Liverpool launched their ‘deep violet’ away kit on Thursday and defender Virgil van Dijk said: “We have the best travelling support in football and I’m excited to run out in front of our fans wearing this strip.”last_img read more

Atletico Madrid president suggests Radamel Falcao will sign for Real

first_imgAtletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has told Spanish television he believes Radamel Falcao will join Real Madrid.Falcao is a long-standing transfer target for Chelsea and has also been linked with Manchester City.But Cerezo indicated the Colombian striker will snub a move to England, saying “Falcao has had something signed with Real Madrid for some time.”Falcao is reported to have a £48m release clause in his Atletico contract.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Humboldt State held scoreless for first time this season in loss to 17th-ranked Sonoma State

first_imgArcata >> After starting the season on a four-game winning streak, the Humboldt State women’s soccer team has found the waters of the California Collegiate Athletic Conference a little rough to navigate.The Jacks were shut out for the first time this season, falling 2-0 to the 17th-ranked Sonoma St. Seawolves on Wednesday at College Creek Field, sinking to 0-2-1 over their last three games in the process. “Sonoma is a very good team. They’re well coached and No. 17 in the country for a …last_img read more

Gallery: A twinkling nest of treasures

first_imgPhotos by Nicky Rehbock, Sean Daniel and Richard Panaino. Compiled by Mary AlexanderThe creative force behind the White House chandeliers is Magpie Arts Collective, which specialises in lighting apparel, home décor and jewellery crafted from, among other things, recycled glass bottles, yoghurt containers, plastic, dog food cans, mosaic, bits of mirror, toys, charms and copper wire. Read the full storyClick on thumnails to enlarge.Before downoading the high-resolution images, please read the image library terms and conditions of use  Sean Daniel and Richard Panaino are two of the bright sparks driving the Magpie Arts Collective.Download larger image The Paternoster Bam Bam Screen – an installation piece created from dog food cans.Download larger image The Magpie Tea Pot ChandelierDownload larger image Magpie Princess Chandelier – installed in the White House in Washington DC.Download larger image The Barrydale Magpie Christmas Tree – December 2007Download larger image Magpie chandeliers incorporate glass beads, pastic bottle tops and recycled trinkets.Download larger image The designer light bulb covers are made from knitted copper wire, beads and silk flowers.Download larger image A funky light fitting irreverently called “the chicken bum”.Download larger image Blomme, Afrikaans for flowers, are made from plastic bottle tops and discarded wine containers.Download larger image The light bulb covers are made by Magpie’s income-generation project in Barrydale.Download larger image Magpie’s chandeliers sell from anything between a few hundred and a few thousand rands.Download larger image Chandelier detail showing recycled bottle tops and other plastic trinkets.Download larger image MORE GALLERIESlast_img read more

7 Ways to #GetOutdoors for a Souvenir

first_img 12345<> Hike! 12345<> 12345<> OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 6. Kayak or canoe 3. Go for an urban walk 12345<> 2. Go for a hike Go for a Swim to #GetOutdoors 4. Walk your dog… or catcenter_img On Saturday, June 11, 2016, anyone can earn the Get Outdoors Day souvenir! To do so, find any geocache or attend any geocaching event.With over 2.5 million geocaches hidden around the world, you’ll have to make some choices. And choices are hard! To help, here are 7 ways to combine geocaching with another outdoor activity!1. Visit a park…by the way, if you’re in the U.S., check out the Find Your Park GeoTour! 5. Ride a bike Visit a Park! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA SharePrint Related7 Souvenirs of August FAQJuly 8, 2014In “7 Souvenirs of August”Airstream Find & Go – A Geocaching Trackable GiveawayJuly 22, 2014In “Maker Madness”Introducing 3, 2, 1 Go!November 12, 2019In “News” Share with your Friends:More 12345<> 7. Go for a swim 12345<> 12345<>last_img read more

Williams sisters reach Wimbledon doubles final

first_imgSerena and Venus Williams advanced to the women’s doubles final at Wimbledon.The American sisters beat eighth-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany and Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (3), 6-4 on No. 1 Court. (Also read: Raonic stuns seven-time champion Federer to enter Wimbledon final) Serena and Venus are 13-0 in Grand Slam finals together, including 5-0 at the All England Club.Serena has also reached the singles final, where she will face Angelique Kerber on Saturday. Kerber defeated Venus in the semifinals.last_img read more