first_imgSix-time defending Intercol women’s table tennis champions, the University of the West Indies (UWI), will be confident at home and firing on all cylinders in their title defence opener against G.C. Foster College this afternoon at the UWI Students Union, Mona. The competition will serve off at 2 p.m.The high-flying UWI Women have copped the last six championships, with coach Sandra Riettie hoping to repeat this year and net seven straight.Meanwhile, the University of Technology (UTech) men’s team is the team to beat, having captured the title five times in the last six years.Shayne Frost has been appointed new coach of the G.C. Foster men – the only team to have upset the UTech juggernaut, winning the title in 2011.Today, UWI’s men will also take on G.C. Foster’s men’s team.The three-team competition will feature the UWI (Mona) men and women, G.C. Foster men and women and the University of Technology (UTech) men and women.UTech are competing on a bye for the opening round.last_img read more

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Embiid’s career-high 46 leads 76ers past Lakers Kyle Korver’s 3-pointer with 1:06 left in the third quarter put the Cavaliers ahead for good at 86-84. They extended the lead to 10 points three times in the fourth quarter, first when James drove into the lane and hit a stepback baseline jumper to make it 105-95.Cleveland’s Kevin Love had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Jeff Green added 13, Korver had 11 and J.R. Smith 10. The Cavaliers have won three straight and four of five.The loss was Charlotte’s fifth in a row since a five-point win at Milwaukee on Nov. 1.“It’s easy to hang your head and give up when things get hard, but that’s not who we are as a team,” said Hornets center Dwight Howard. “The guys in this locker room are built better than that.”Michael Kidd-Gilchrist shot 10 of 14 from the field and led Charlotte with a season-high 22 points, three shy of his career best. Point guard Kemba Walker had 20.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) tries to break free of Charlotte Hornets’ Dwight Howard (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers made the plays they needed to extend their dominance of the Charlotte Hornets.The most significant ones came when the Hornets had the ball.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “Our defense was phenomenal,” said James, who scored 31 points in Cleveland’s 115-107 victory Wednesday night. “We had a great game plan and we were just in tune. We executed it.”Five of the Hornets’ 13 turnovers came in the fourth quarter, and Cleveland finally pulled away in a game that was tight for three quarters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“They showed — you can say whatever you want — they’re the best team in the East, when they want to (be),” Hornets guard Nic Batum said.The Cavaliers have won seven straight against the Hornets and 11 of 12. James is 40-6 in the regular season against Charlotte. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Defensive switches left Howard guarding James on the perimeter numerous times. Howard was asked what goes through his mind in those moments.“I have three trophies that say defensive player of the year,” he said.“So I’m not afraid to guard anybody, no matter if it’s the best player in the world or my mom. I treat themthe same way.”THROWBACK NIGHT:The Hornets wore their classic teal pinstriped uniforms for the first time in 15 years. The uniforms harken to the original days of the franchise and were worn from 1988 to 1997. The jerseys included blue, purple and green pinstripes, and the shorts included the original Hornets logo at the waist. Charlotte will also wear its classic uniforms in home games against Milwaukee on Dec. 23 and Oklahoma City Jan. 13.UP NEXT:Cavaliers: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.Hornets: At Chicago on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Batum played his first game of the season after a tearing a ligament in his left elbow last month. He started and scored 16 points in 32 minutes, including seven straight in the second half as the Hornets took a 58-52 lead.Jeremy Lamb added 13 points off the bench.Howard, who entered averaging 14.4 points and 13.1 rebounds, was limited by foul trouble and played just 23 minutes. He finished with eight points and five rebounds and fouled out with 24.5 seconds left.TIP INS:Cavaliers: Derrick Rose (left ankle sprain), Isaiah Thomas (right hip) and Tristan Thompson (left calf strain) did not play. … James went to the bench with his fourth foul at the 3:31 mark of the third quarter after being called for two charges in less than a minute. Walker drew the first one, Kidd-Gilchrist the second. The Hornets led 82-79 at that juncture. … James scored in double figures for the 806th straight game. It was his 404th career 30-point game. … J.R. Smith hit his 1,800th career 3-pointer in the first half.Hornets: Charlotte’s Treveon Graham (right quad) and Julyan Stone (strained hamstring) did not play. … Carolina Panther players Devin Funchess and Thomas Davis and coach Ron Rivera were seated courtside. Former Hornet Muggsy Bogues also was in attendance.JAMES APPROVESJames was on the bench when the Cavaliers took the lead for good and re-entered with the Cavaliers leading 95-88 with 8:58 to play. James said it was great feeling to see his teammates be successful.“When I came back in, I just wanted to try to close it out for them, and I was able to do that,” said James. “They were exceptional. My teammates were unbelievable tonight.”ONE-ON-ONEcenter_img SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH07:01In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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first_imgThe Police have said they are investigating a fatal accident which occurred on the Stanleytown public road in New Amsterdam Berbice on Saturday at about 20:45 hrs.In this fatality, motor pick-up GKK 6238, owned and driven by 57-year-old Shafee Mohamed of Lot 55 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam Berbice was proceeding north along the western drive lane of the Stanleytown Public Road allegedly at a fast rate of speed when the driver was blinded by the oncoming lights of another vehicle and pedestrian Enquiries disclosed that motor pick up # Gkk6238 and struck down the pedestrian Wyadand Pooran, age 44 yrs, of Lot 58 Stanleytown, N/A, who was sitting on the western side of the drive lane.Having received injuries about his body, the pedestrian was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the N/A Hospital, where he pronounced dead on arrival by the doctor on duty.The driver was subjected to a breathalyzer test, which did not find alcohol on his breath, but he has been arrested and his vehicle has been impounded at the station.last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies are back on the road on Friday as they head to Grande Prairie to clash with the JDA County Kings.The Huskies are coming off a weekend that saw them defeat Fairview 4-2 on home ice, before losing their first game of the season 2-1 in Dawson Creek.The Energetic City boys sit in 4th place and are four points back in the standings, but have games in hand on Peace River, Grande Prairie and Dawson Creek.- Advertisement -Puck drop is at 8 pm at the Crosslink County Sportsplex in GP. You can watch the game live online at: www.ustream.tv/channel/huskies-hockeylast_img

first_imgEarlier this year, Hughson was selected by the NHL Broadcasters’ Association for his outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster as a play-by-play announcer for the Vancouver Canucks and for his work on ‘Hockey Night in Canada’. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John native Jim Hughson was at the Hockey Hall of Fame, in Toronto, earlier this month to receive the Foster Hewitt Award. – Advertisement -Hughson then moved on to take on the role as play-by-play for the Toronto Maple Leafs and then for the Canucks. For a time, Hughson was also a commentator for the Montreal Expos and then for the Toronto Blue Jays. Hughson called for the Jays’ ’92 and ’93 Division Championship series. Born and raised in Fort St. John, Hughson got his first broadcasting job at a local radio station in the 1970s, broadcasting games for the South Peace Hockey League, and eventually worked his way to become a play-by-play announcer for various roles within National Hockey which included broadcasting games three and four of the 1982 Stanley Cup Finals between the Vancouver Canucks and the New York Islanders.last_img read more

first_imgDesmond Trotman, a Government-nominated Commissioner on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), has come under fire for labelling the Private Sector Commission (PSC) as “partisan” and politically motivated.Desmond TrotmanGerald GouveiaIn a statement to the media on Monday, the PSC condemned Trotman’s statement and called on the relevant authorities in Government to ensure appropriate consequences are meted out against him.In fact, the Private Sector umbrella body noted that there is no place for such behaviour at GECOM. “The organisation has never engaged in conduct that could be construed as racist or bigoted,” the PSC said.“We condemn the recent overt racist attack of a Government-appointed GECOM Commissioner on the person of the PSC’s elected Chairman. This disgraceful, extremely offensive and defamatory behaviour has no place in GECOM or a democratic society. We would expect the Government to take the appropriate action with regard to Mr Trotman’s attack on the integrity and good name of the PSC Chairman.”The PSC, headed by Captain Gerald Gouveia, represents 26 business organisations and 29 of the largest companies in Guyana. These firms pay 82 per cent of the total income and corporation taxes to Government and employ thousands of Guyanese, the PSC explained.The Commission is known for speaking out against certain issues affecting the country, including political matters which ultimately affect the investment climate and the business community.In recent times, the PSC has been urging all political players to abide by the Guyana Constitution and had called out President David Granger for failing to do so.Moreover, the PSC called for the scrapping of the House-to-House Registration exercise, an activity it believed was in violation of the Guyana Constitution and the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).The organisation’s stance on these issues is what led the Government Commission to accuse its membership of being close confidants of Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who shares similar opinions on these matters.But the PSC pointed out that its membership comprises of persons of all ethnic and religious backgrounds, and that it has always played a role in standing up for what is right for the country.“The PSC has a long history of working for electoral democracy going back to 1992 and including official accreditation from 2001 onwards. GECOM’s reports would show that we have been involved in critical discussions and resolution of issues over the years,” the organisation highlighted.It called on political leaders and party activists to respect its role and rights.“…not attempt to silence the voice of civil society with unsubstantiated accusations of political bias or attempts at demarcating a sacred space where only professional politicians must occupy and shape the national political discourse,” the PSC posited.“It is very much the business of Guyana’s business community to engage with the national political processes to ensure electoral democracy and democratic governance. The first and foremost requirements for business to operate effectively and to succeed are political stability, rule of law, and political freedom,” the Commission said.Furthermore, it noted that the business community does not only have a democratic right to participate in the political processes of the country but also a constitutional right enshrined under Article 13 of the Constitution of Guyana.last_img read more

first_img“I don’t think we should get too used to seeing all this green,” said Jay Suskind, head trader at Ryan Beck & Co. “This market feels to me like it doesn’t have legs, there just doesn’t seem to be that euphoria out there. There is still trepidation.” The Dow rose 157.18, or 1.30 percent, to 12,207.59, after dropping 581 points over the past week. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 21.29, or 1.55 percent, at 1,395.41 in its biggest advance since July. The Nasdaq composite index rose 44.46, or 1.90 percent, to 2,385.14. The tech-dominated index, which includes many companies considered young and risky compared with S&P 500 stocks, was particularly hard-hit in last week’s slide. It was the Nasdaq’s best one-day advance since Oct. 4. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies was up 18.82, or 2.48 percent, at 778.88. Advancing issues outnumbered decliners by about 5 to 1 on the New York Stock Exchange, where consolidated volume came to 3.29 billion shares, down from 3.44 billion shares Monday. NEW YORK – Wall Street rebounded Tuesday as investors were encouraged by a recovery on world markets and moved to recoup some of the big losses suffered in last week’s sharp pullback. The Dow Jones industrials rose more than 150 points. Investors came off the sidelines to buy stocks that have languished in five turbulent sessions. The Dow made back about 26 percent of the ground it lost over the past week, and scored its highest one-day point gain since July 24. Despite the rebound, questions remained about whether the correction that has swept around the globe has truly run its course. U.S. investors were still contending with fundamental economic issues, including a weaker-than-expected reading on fourth-quarter productivity and the dollar’s vulnerability against the yen. The advance Tuesday treated Wall Street traders to what had become a rare sight – the color green splashed across their computer screens that show stock prices, instead of last week’s red. But, after being knocked about by erratic market shifts in recent sessions, there was still a sense this might not be the recovery everyone is waiting for. Overseas, stock indexes posted healthy gains after plunging for the past week. According to the Dow Jones Wilshire Global Total Market Index, the world’s markets had lost $3.1 trillion since Feb. 26 – with $1 trillion coming from the U.S. alone. Japan’s Nikkei stock average closed up 1.22 percent Tuesday. At the close, Britain’s FTSE 100 regained 1.32 percent, Germany’s DAX index rose 0.92 percent, and France’s CAC-40 was up 0.97 percent. The gain in equities and lingering inflation worries sent prices falling in the bond market. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 4.53 percent from 4.51 percent Monday. The dollar was up versus the yen, but mixed against other major currencies, recovering after several days of steep declines. The rebound in global stock prices created renewed interest in yen-funded carry trades. Gold prices also rose. Oil prices rose as strategists pointed to robust demand for gasoline and falling petroleum inventories. The price of a barrel of light sweet crude rose 60 cents, to $60.67, on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said credit issues linked to the U.S. housing slump will be limited, easing concern about the potential of rising defaults in subprime loans. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgHowever, senior figures in German football are not so sure the 72-year-old Heynckes can turn things around, especially given the stars of his 2012/13 treble campaign like Arjen Robben, 33, and the injured Franck Ribery, 34, are themselves ageing.“Experience is important, Jupp Heynckes and his coaches did everything right (in 2013),” ex-Germany coach Berti Vogts told German daily Bild.Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery (L) and Arjen Robben, seen during their German first division Bundesliga match against Mainz, in Munich, on September 16, 2017 © AFP/File / Guenter SCHIFFMANN“Unfortunately on the playing side, experience isn’t everything, especially in attack.“For the likes of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, it’s not enough at the top level of international football.“They don’t go into the challenges like they used to, especially away from home.”Germany coach Joachim Loew was wary about Heynckes’s prospects.“On most levels, experience is worth it’s weight in gold in football, but not on all counts,” said Loew.“It shouldn’t be over-emphasised in a team. You also need to keep things fresh and dynamic to be competitive at the top.”Having dominated the Bundesliga for the last five seasons, Bayern have shown signs of weakness this time around.Ancelotti was sacked following a run of three games without a win, including the 3-0 Champions League debacle against Paris Saint-Germain.Bayern Munich’s head coach Carlo Ancelotti was sacked following a run of three games without a win, including the 3-0 Champions League debacle against Paris Saint-Germain © AFP/File / PATRIK STOLLARZEither side of that thrashing, Bayern twice threw away a 2-0 Bundesliga lead to draw against Hertha Berlin and Wolfsburg.That has left them five points behind Borussia Dortmund — the last team to deny Bayern the title in 2012 — in the Bundesliga and prompted the Bayern board to act.Following four-and-a-half years of retirement, Heynckes has returned for a fourth spell — he coached Bayern from 1987 to 1991, briefly in 2009 as caretaker and then again between 2011 and 2013 — in a bid to recapture the glory of the 2012/13 campaign when they won the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League, the only German club to achieve that feat.“Heynckes and his two assistants are an established team and in these shaky times in which we find ourselves, they are some continuity which gives us security,” said Bayern’s Germany star Thomas Mueller.However, Heynckes admits football has changed hugely since he last coached.It’s not just Heynckes rolling back the years, alongside his two assistants Hermann Gerland, 63, and Peter Hermann, 65, the Bayern coaching staff have a combined age of more than 200.– Disgruntled squad –Their first task will be to pull together a squad that showed signs of disgruntlement during Ancelotti’s reign after senior players Mueller, Ribery, Robben and Robert Lewandowski all grumbled publically.Magazine Kicker claimed Robben moaned that his 12-year-old son, playing youth-team football in Munich, had harder training sessions than Bayern’s senior squad under Ancelotti.Heynckes will also need to settle on a a tactical formation after Ancelotti fluctuated between 4-3-3 and 4-2-3-1.Ancelotti never figured out where best to play Mueller — a favourite amongst Bayern’s fans — while his baffling decision to leave out Ribery, Robben, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng for the drubbing in Paris was surely one of the final nails in his Bavarian coaching coffin.Tactically, Heynckes is expected to revert to the 4-2-3-1 formation with which Bayern won the 2013 Champions League.With their lofty standards, Bayern’s recent results have been unacceptable, and he’ll be expected to change that, and fast.And he’ll have to do so with Ribery (torn knee ligament) and captain and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (fractured foot) on the long-term injury list.It will be a tall order and the challenges will come thick and fast, starting with Saturday’s tricky trip to Freiburg followed by the Champions League visit of Celtic — but Munich expects.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jupp Heynckes has come out of a four-year retirement to take charge of Bayern Munich for a fourth time © AFP/File / CHRISTOF STACHEBERLIN, Germany, Oct 9 – Jupp Heynckes has come out of a four-year retirement to take charge of Bayern Munich for a fourth time, but opinions are divided as to whether the treble-winning coach can boost their flagging fortunes.Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is convinced Bayern have the “ideal coach” for now in Heynckes, who will lead the team only until the end of the season — he took over after Italian Carlo Ancelotti was sacked 10 days ago.last_img read more

first_img Lazio playmaker Felipe Anderson Felipe Anderson to Man United for £47m?That was the story circulating, with Lazio president Claudio Lotito reportedly claiming the 22-year-old playmaker is off to Old Trafford in the summer for the huge fee.Anderson has been at the club since leaving Santos in his native Brazil in 2013.However, Lazio were quick to release a statement explaining there is nothing in the quotes attributed to Lotito. 2 2 Below, talkSPORT looks at a selection of tweets from United fans reacting to the initial rumour…last_img

first_img1 Dennis Praet on the ball for Anderlecht Sevilla have joined Liverpool in the battle for Anderlecht star Dennis Praet, according to reports in Spain.The 21-year-old is regarded as one of the hottest prospects in Europe and is tipped for a big future.Liverpool are keen on bringing the midfielder to Anfield, while AC Milan and Fiorentina have made enquiries too.But, according to Estadio Deportivo, Sevilla have now joined the summer scramble for Praet.The Spanish side are in need of new central midfielder and have earmarked the Belgium international as an ideal addition.Anderlecht would like to keep Praet for one more season, but are aware of the growing interest in him.last_img