LATEST STORIES IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Venus Williams to play World TeamTennis for Washington Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Doug Fister (0-3) gave up three runs in the 16th. Jacoby Ellsbury led off with a double, Gregorius and Austin Romine hit RBI singles and Gary Sanchez added a sacrifice fly.A day after Yankees blew a ninth-inning lead and lost, they rallied to win for just the eighth time in 28 games. New York closed within 3 1/2 games of Boston.The Red Sox had been 43-0 when leading after eight. Kimbrel, the winning pitcher in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night, had his first career blown save at Fenway following 30 successful ones.Red Sox manager John Farrell put the game under protest after an odd sequence in the 11th.Holliday led off with a walk and Ellsbury followed with a grounder to Moreland at first base. Moreland threw to second for a forceout but Holliday retreated toward first and slid into the bag as shortstop Xander Bogaerts’ throw arrived.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Both teams burned through their bullpens, and the relievers won’t get much rest. The Yankees and the AL East-leading Red Sox are set for a day-night doubleheader Sunday.Boston starter Chris Sale struck out 13 in 7 2/3 scoreless innings of three-hit ball. He leads the majors with 191 strikeouts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Yankees starter Luis Severino allowed one run and four hits in seven innings. He gave up Mitch Moreland’s sacrifice fly in the third.Ben Heller (1-0) went two innings. Seven Yankees relievers combined to blank Boston on four hits for nine innings. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Moreland wasn’t able to reach the ball, which hit Ellsbury and bounced into foul territory. Farrell argued in favor of an interference call and after a lengthy review, the umpires allowed Ellsbury to stay on first.The clubs last played 16 at Fenway on June 4, 1966, when Jim Gosger’s three-run homer gave Boston a 6-3 victory.TRAINER’S ROOMYankees: Manager Joe Girardi said the club was “hopeful” that OF Aaron Hicks, on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right oblique, would “start doing some light baseball activity” when the club returns from its season-long, 11-game trip.Red Sox: Placed RHP Joe Kelly on the 10-day DL before the game with a strained left hamstring and recalled RHP Brandon Workman from Triple-A. . RHP Blaine Boyer left with right elbow tightness. . Bogaerts put on a soft brace to support his left ring and pinkie finger under his batting glove halfway through batting practice.HONOREDThe Red Sox welcomed about 1,300 Vietnam veterans and their families onto the field during a pregame ceremony.UP NEXTYankees: RHP Bryan Mitchell (1-1, 5.06 ERA) is set for the opener and RHP Masahiro Tanaka (7-8, 5.47) in the nightcap Sunday.Red Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (4-11, 4.75) and LHP David Price (4-2, 3.91) are slated to start. MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend New York Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury, Didi Gregoriusd and Aaron Judge, from left, celebrate after the Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-1 in 16 innings in a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, July 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — Didi Gregorius lined a go-ahead single in the 16th inning and the New York Yankees outlasted the Boston Red Sox 4-1 Saturday in the longest game between the bitter rivals at Fenway Park since 1966.Matt Holliday hit a tying home run off Boston closer Craig Kimbrel in the ninth that cleared the Green Monster, and it took 5 hours, 50 minutes and 512 pitches to finish. That is, if it’s really over — the Red Sox put the game under protest after a bizarre play on the bases involving Holliday in the 11th.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite
Dear Editor,I refer to a news report in the Guyana Chronicle of October 1, 2019, caption “Nappi residents overjoyed about first-time water access in homes”. Editor, I found many misleading statements in that article that brings into question its credibility.Editor, under the PPP/C administration, the water sector had experienced unprecedented progress and development, as the focus was on ensuring greater access to potable water was given to the local residents. The PPP/C administration’s investments in the sector included, but was not limited to, solar water systems, drilled wells, trestles and gravity feed systems. The strategy, if we had won power in 2015, was to expand the water treatment facilities to ensure more people can benefit from potable water.But the record of the PPP/C Government can stand up to scrutiny since it has enough empirical evidence to show that the PPP/C administration transformed the lives of thousands in the Amerindian communities. It is an incontrovertible fact that the successive PPP/C administration made Hinterland Development a priority which redounded to the benefit of Guyana’s first peoples. Numerous socioeconomic initiatives were implemented in all hinterland communities—all to eventually bring hinterland development in conjunction to coastal development without sacrificing traditional values and customs.Primarily, the ultimate goal of these development projects under the PPP/C was focused on making these hinterland communities self-sufficient, with a robust system of self-administration under the Amerindian Village Councils. After all, it was the PPP/C who established the first ever Ministry of Amerindian Affairs in 1992 to focus the agenda on rapid hinterland developments.And we should not forget that it was then President Cheddi Jagan who designated Amerindian Heritage Month and honoured the first Guyanese Indigenous Member of Parliament, Stephen Campbell, by naming September 10 every year as Amerindian Heritage Day.Editor, I want to take this opportunity to remind the readers of the following:Presidential grantThe PPP/C Government had provided the necessary funds for presidential grants, which had significantly impacted Amerindian communities. The presidential grants had allowed many villages to implement empowerment/development projects.Land titling and demarcationThe implementation of the US$10.7M Land Titling Project was well advanced under the PPP/C administration. This programme, which began in 2013, had targeted 45 villages and the process should have been completed by the end of 2016. Unfortunately, the Granger administration has not completed any land titles since May 2015, causing massive delay in the process.HousingHinterland communities had also benefitted from the National Housing Programme. Among the communities that benefited were White Water, Manawarin and Oronoque in Region One, and Kwatamang, Annai, Massara, Katoka and Apoteri in Region 9.Hinterland Electrification ProgrammeHinterland communities were provided with electricity through the Hinterland Electrification Programme with upgraded grid systems in Madhia, Port Kaituma, Lethem and Matthews Ridge.Education opportunitiesAmerindian communities were provided with the necessary infrastructure which had enabled them to receive the quality of education for their development.Spread across the hinterland regions, are approximately 250 schools, inclusive of secondary schools at Annai, Aishalton, Sand Creek, Kato and Waramadong. All of these schools had dormitories to accommodate students from far-flung areas. The PPP/C transformed the secondary school network in the hinterlands of Guyana.Social assistanceThe National School Feeding and Uniform programmes aided thousands of hinterland students, providing them with hot meals and school uniforms. The direct benefit of this programme was better school attendance and performance.Each student in the public school system benefitted from the PPP/C government “Because We Care” $10,000 cash grant that ensured they were properly outfitted at the beginning of the school term.Hinterland scholarshipThe Hinterland Scholarship Programme had provided academic facilitation, both at the secondary and tertiary levels for hinterland students annually.Transportation boostAmerindian communities had benefitted from transportation assistance in the form of buses, All Terrain Vehicles, boats and engines, and pick-ups to aid in community projects, transporting students to school, emergencies, among others. Tractors and trailers were also given to boost agriculture ventures and were also used to transport villagers.Road infrastructureTo create greater linkages between Amerindian communities and improve access to goods and services, the PPP/C government had invested huge sums on the establishment of new roads and maintenance of existing ones. There were consequently reduced costs resulting from easier accessibility to goods and services, all due to improved road networks.HealthThe PPP/C Government had ensured Amerindians received much-needed healthcare, which was seen through the expansion of hospitals or health centres in every hinterland community.Development plansCommunity Development Plans (CDPs) were aimed at securing livelihood options for Amerindian communities under the Amerindian Development Fund of the Low Carbon Development Strategy, to embark on projects in the areas of agriculture and tourism, among other job and wealth-creational areas.Youth empowerment – YEAPThe Youth Empowerment and Apprenticeship Programme, which was aimed at developing young Amerindians in various skill areas, recruited 1972 youth as Community Support Officers in various regions where Amerindians reside.ICTTo ensure every Guyanese citizen has access to Information Communication Technology, the PPP/C Government initiated the One Laptop per Family Programme.Computer hubs were in the process of installation in every Amerindian community so that they too could have benefitted.Editor, I can go on and on to mention numerous achievements, progress and developmental initiatives that have taken place across the hinterland regions under the successive PPP/C administration, which are in stark contrast when compared to the PNC regime, currently the illegal coalition government.Editor, it is evident the Granger group is traversing across the hinterland at the expense of taxpayers, distributing handouts, while using State resources in their bid for the Amerindians and hinterland residents to give them another chance at the upcoming elections. But handouts cannot develop the lives of the people over the long-term; they want opportunities and this is what this Granger group failed to give the Amerindians.Regards,Alister CharliePPP/C MP
Coach Cooper Sannah talks to his players after taking the 2-0 lead in the first half against Ferroiario de Beria on Sunday–As FC Fassel take on LPRC Oilers and Monrovia Club Breweries go against Watanga FC Following their exit from the CAF Champions League on Sunday by Mozambican side Ferroiario de Beira in a penalty shootout, LFA reigning champions Barrack Young Controllers will today return to action against Coach Tapha Manneh’s LISCR FC at the Blue Field in Monrovia.BYC, currently seated fourth (4th) on the league table, are hoping to move to second place on the table and close the gap between them and league leaders FC Fassel.In their last league match against knockout champions Monrovia Club Breweries, the Go Blue Boys settled to a goalless draw and failed to secure all three points despite getting an advantage during the match after their opponents were reduced to 10 men in the early minutes of the second half.“We have no other option than win; we need the three points to close the gap.”– Coach Tapha MannehLISCR on the other hand will be eager to recover from their disappointing draw against Paynesville ELWA United in their last league match after they came from a goal down to manage a one-all draw.The draw was a disappointing result for the Shipping Boys after they dominated the match, but could not get the curtain raiser until ELWA United got the opener in the 61st minute that forced Coach Manneh’s boys to fight for the draw.But in an interview about today’s clash, Coach Manneh, who will be coaching against BYC for the first time, admitted that his opponent is tough and “they have the best players, but in football a coach’s role makes much difference than players’.”LISCR are second on the league table with 18 points out of ten matches. A win for the Shipping Boys will see them ending the first phase as the only unbeaten side after winning four and drawing six of their last ten matches.BYC, with two games on hand, are in the third place with 17 points out of nine matches.In other midweek fixtures, league leaders FC Fassel – who are seven points ahead of LISCR FC – will be going against bottom side LPRC Oilers at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.Oilers were beaten 2-0 in their last league match against Keitrace FC and are second from bottom with five points out of ten matches.In the day’s final encounter, after their huge 5-1 victory over Keitrace FC, 3rd place Monrovia Club Breweries will enter into a tough encounter against 6th place Watanga FC at the ATS.Breweries are leveled on points with LISCR, with 18 points out of ten matches.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Coach Kalb also noticed times that his players seemed less willing to sacrifice the body than they had previously been in the playoffs. “People have to be willing to take a check to make a play” he said, saying the guys hadn’t been willing to do it in game three. But, it’s also clear that Wongstedt doesn’t plan on mailing it in tomorrow. [asset|aid=1126|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=2a210b47f53086fb6a5f03d899eb3dca-payden-game4_1_Pub.mp3] And so, the Wolverines take a 3-0 lead in the series, with a chance to wrap it up on Thursday night, at 8pm, at the North Peace Arena. Early in the second, Whitecourt notched another, this time on the powerplay, when Zack Blain stopped a Darcy Charrois point shot, with the rebound falling right to Rod Lavoie, who tapped it home, to make it 4-1 Whitecourt. Lavioe knew it was a huge goal, putting some daylight between them and their hosts. Late in the second period, two Whitecourt penalties on the same play gave the Huskies a full two-minute two-man advantage. It only took 21 seconds before Payden Wongstedt hammered a point shot through the crowd, to get the Huskies back in the game. But, though Fort St. John still had some time left on the powerplay, and though Whitecourt took another penalty shortly thereafter, the pups couldn’t get more than the one goal, and they still trailed 4-2 after 40 minutes of play.Payden Wongstedt had a few theories on why the pups powerplay struggled. “We weren’t controlling it properly, the bounces weren’t going our way, and we’ve got to start winning more draws” he said. In the third, Jordan Stead added all the insurance the Wolverines would need, shoving a loose puck past Zack Blain, to make it 5-2, which was how it all ended. Advertisement Talking to Payden Wongstedt after the game, it was clear what had been missing in the game. [asset|aid=1124|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=2a210b47f53086fb6a5f03d899eb3dca-payden-lacking_1_Pub.mp3] Likewise, coach Bob Kalb was a little disappointed with his team’s effort. [asset|aid=1125|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=2a210b47f53086fb6a5f03d899eb3dca-bob-game3_1_Pub.mp3] As far as players that he had been impressed with on the night, coach Kalb said it was a pretty short list, for such an important game. He singled out Dylan Apsassin, Dan Pappin, and Payden Wongstedt as players who always give a good effort, as well as his three midget call-ups (Robbie Sidhu, Jordan Walters, and David Green). Walters and Green played on a defensive pairing on the night, while Cody Kalb was clearly suffering from a shoulder injury, and barely seemed able to play. Advertisement After playing their hearts out in Whitecourt in games one and two, it seemed like a couple of days off and a return to home ice would be just the ticket for the Fort St. John Huskies. But, trailing the series 2-0, the Huskies had a disappointing game on Wednesday night, as they struggled to generate scoring chances, and stem the tide of the Wolverines attack.It was the Huskies who drew first blood, when Dylan Apsassin stole the puck from Whitecourt goalie Ryan Demharter, and backhanded it into an open net. It was a shorthanded goal for the Huskies, and just the start they needed.- Advertisement -A few minutes later, Mitch Ternan dug out a puck in the corner, and centred to a wide open Kjell Reid, who buried it to even the game 1-1.Whitecourt would get a short-handed goal of their own, when Mitch rose beat Linden Apsassin to create a two-on-one, and then beat Zack Blain short-side to give the Wolverines the lead.With less than 2 minutes remaining in the first, Ryan Whelen doubled the lead, when Jordan Stead gave him a gift in front of the net, after the Huskies had been unable to clear their defensive zone.Advertisement
There will be a Ski, Snowboard and Snow Gear Swap this weekend at the Taylor Community Hall.The swap will be this Saturday, Oct. 16. Anyone interested in dropping off equipment for sale should do so from 8-9 a.m. Equipment accepted will include alpine and nordic skis, snowboards, boots, poles as well as all related clothing.- Advertisement -The swap will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and all sales will be cash only.
Jose Mourinho was ringside was at the Anthony Joshua-Charles Martin fight 1 Jose Mourinho has reiterated his desire to return to management in the summer.The Portuguese has been out of work since being sacked by Chelsea for a second time in December, and has been persistently linked with Manchester United.Louis van Gaal remains in position at Old Trafford and there has been no comment from the club to suggest that will change, but the Mourinho rumours persist.However, Mourinho – who has turned down an offer to coach the Syrian national side – says he is ready to come back in the summer.Speaking to Sky Sports News at the Anthony Joshua-Charles Martin fight, he said: “(Van Gaal) is my friend, I worked with him for a few years. I am always linked with jobs and in the summer I will have a job, but in this moment I can promise you I do not have a contract with any club.”On the approach from Syria, he said: “They (The Syrian FA) published (the offer) on their website the letter they sent to my agent. That one I have to say is true, but I have to say in a very special way we said we were not interested in the job.“I have made this exception to speak with you (the media) because I didn’t speak for a long time, but I am going back to the same position. The only thing I can say is I don’t have a contract with any club but in the summer I will be back.”Mourinho’s second Chelsea departure came after a terrible start to the defence of their title – the third Barclays Premier League crown won by Mourinho.He has been linked with jobs all around the world since leaving Chelsea, but says he would prefer to return to work in England.The 53-year-old added: “I am not in position to turn down (jobs). I am in a position to analyse, this is April, everything starts in July, every decision is made between May and the start of June.“I am not in a position to deny, I am open to any club, national team, but I have to be honest, if possible, a club.“I would prefer (to stay England). I love the country, the football here, my family is very stable and happy.”
Aston Villa caretaker manager Eric Black Aston Villa caretaker manager Eric Black remains uncertain about his future at Villa Park, despite there being just two games of the Premier League season remaining.Black took over from Remi Garde in March and, managing to lose all of his five games in charge, the Midlands side were relegated from the top flight on his watch three weeks ago.The 52-year-old was told he would be in the role until the end of the season, which is now just Saturday’s home game against Newcastle and the trip to Arsenal on the final day of the campaign.Nigel Pearson and David Moyes have been linked as possible long-term replacements for Garde but Black admits he remains in the dark about what might be next for him.Asked what next after the game at the Emirates on May 15, the Scot said: “I am going home!“I have been asked to take it to the end of the season and then I will go on holiday like everybody else.“I don’t know the ins and outs and details. There is an awful lot going on at the moment with regards to new ownership but the priority will be the new manager and that is not a problem for me.”Asked about plans for next season and pre-season preparations, he added: “Again, it’s not my responsibility. I’ve been asked to take the team until the end of the season. I’m sure there are other people for that.“Obviously the priority at this moment in time is getting a new owner and then possibly a new manager.“I don’t know what would be first in that regard and it would be then they will decide things in terms of the squad going forward and anything else around that.“What might happen in the summer when the players come back I think is something that is very typical to a manager coming in. He will want a certain type of pre-season and a certain type of games.“He will want to go to a certain place he is comfortable with and where he believes he can get the best out of the players.“That will be organised, I would imagine, when the manager comes in.” 1
Hollywood stuntman and Christian minister John Alden is coming to Donegal.Alden has worked on more than 150 feature films and television shows performing as a stuntman, stunt-actor or stunt coordinator.For years he was the stunt double for Harrison Ford, working on films such as “Clear and Present Danger,” “Air Force One” and “Six Days Seven Nights.” Alden is a guest of the LYIT Christian Union at An Dalann on the campus on Thursday at 7pm. STUNTMAN TO THE HOLLYWOOD STARS IN DONEGAL VISIT was last modified: January 21st, 2014 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:HollywoodJohn AldenletterkennyStuntman
5 5 5 What the players are sayingWahbi Khazri (Tunisia): “We are aware that we have a really tough group.“We know that the favourites to advance to the second round are Belgium and England, but we have a good team which plays well together. Let’s fight for it.” Harry Maguire (England): “The country stops, especially when there’s a game on and England are playing in it.“As a fan I’ve been to watch numerous England games as a boy – they’re passionate, everyone loves the game. As professional footballers we feel more than capable of handling that pressure.“There are a lot of players in this squad who haven’t played in World Cups but we’re going to go in with no fear, really hungry and really attack this tournament.” The Three Lions get their World Cup campaign underway when they lock horns with Tunisia at the Vologorad Arena, Volgograd.The World Cup has had a few surprises so far but will Tunisia v England throw up any shock twists or turns? England’s penultimate World Cup warm-up game saw them beat Nigeria 2-1 at Wembley Khazri plays for Rennes on loan from Sunderland 5 Kane will be looking to lead England to glory Maguire only made his England debut in October 2017 Gareth Southgate hopes to mastermind a productive World Cup campaign Where can I stream Tunisia v England?The match will be live on talkSPORT. We’ll bring you commentary from 7pm.You can listen live by clicking this link – Tunisia v EnglandKey playerTunisiaWahbi Khazri is a technically gifted playmaker and a great deal of Tunisias attacking play will go through him.A set-piece expert, much of Tunisias threat will come from free-kicks and corners, and Khazri will hope to be the difference-maker in a solid but relatively uncreative side.However, he says he does not expect to last 90 minutes in the game which could work to the Three Lions’ advanatageEnglandHarry Kane’s form could well be the difference between a good and a bad tournament for England.The striker is arguably the Three Lions’ only world-class player and if he is lethal in front of goal like he usually is for Tottenham, England could exceed expectations in Russia.However, if the captain is not on form, England could be on the plane home before they know it. 5 Predicted XIsTunisia: Mathlouthi, Bronn, S. Ben Youssef, Meriah, Maaloul, F. Ben Youssef, Khaoui, Skhiri, Sassi, Badri, SlitiEngland: Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Trippier, Young, Henderson, Lingard, Alli, Sterling, Kane talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.
4 Keogh played in the Premier League for Wolves, making 129 appearances and scoring 23 goals in six years with the club Keogh left Blackpool to move to Australian football in 2014 The greatest sprinter of all-time has been offered a contract by Australian side Central Coast Mariners following a trial period with the club.The Australian FA has said it is working with the Mariners to help fund a deal for the 32-year-old Jamaican.But Keogh, the former Wolves star now playing for Perth Glory in the A-League, is unconvinced by Bolt’s ability and says giving him a contract would be ‘facial’ and would make a mockery of the game.“It’s nice to have the attention on the A-League but him playing in the A-League, that’s not for me,” Keogh told Off the Ball.“For me, he’s not going to be able to make it [as a footballer].“He’s shown a bit [of potential] but it’s a little bit of a kick in the teeth to the professionals that are in the league.” Bolt scored twice for Central Coast Mariners in a recent friendly 4 Asked about the Jamaican’s first touch, he added: “From what I’ve seen, it’s like a trampoline, so I’m not too sure.“If there’s someone who genuinely thinks he’d be a good football addition, I don’t think they should be in a position to make those calls.“It’s fine from a marketing point of view but from a football perspective, it’s a little bit farcical.“He says he’s chasing a dream of becoming a professional footballer yet he’s come out with quotes about he wants X amount [of money] when, if you’re chasing the dream, it’s not about the money and he’s obviously contradicted himself massively there.” Usain Bolt turning pro would be a ‘kick in the teeth’ for proper footballers, says Keogh 4 Usain Bolt will never make it as a footballer, according to former Premier League and current A-League striker Andy Keogh, who says the Olympic legend’s first touch is ‘like a trampoline’. 4 Bolt, who holds the 100m and 200m world records, retired from athletics last year.The Mariners have said that “without the contribution of an external third party” it was unlikely that Bolt and the club would agree terms.Bolt turned down a two-year deal with Maltese champions Valletta FC earlier this month.