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January 20, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_img KC Graham: Based on her flat 400m speed so far this season, where she has recorded a personal best (PB)of 51.17 so early in the season, she looks set to do something special in the 400m hurdles, and today could be the start of great things from her. Lowe: Her inexperience on the circuit has showed in the past. She has finished seventh in her last three Diamond League appearances, but would have gained valuable experience from those plus her fifth-placed World Champs run. KC Graham: I think her biggest danger in this race will be Kemi Adekoya from Bahrain, whose season best is 54.87 seconds. Once Russell runs a more controlled race, instead of saving for the final stages, she should do well here. Lowe: Adekoya ran that PB in what is her only outdoor race so far this year, and remember that she won the World Indoor 400m title earlier this year in a fast 51.45 seconds. She’s having the best season of her young career, but we cannot overlook the South African Wenda Theron Nel, who had also gone below 55 seconds already. KC Graham: Oh, I forgot about her! The South African is very dangerous. If Russell passes this test and wins, then this could be the platform for her for the rest of the season, including Rio. A win here will be a big confidence booster for her. Lowe: Sounds like you’re shying away from calling a winner. Listen, I think it’s going to be very close between these three. Russell is the fastest, and I think her early season speed work will pay off here. It will be even for 300m, but I expect her to pull away for her first Diamond League win. KC Graham: I am not. Sentiments-wise, I like Russell, but experience-wise, both Theron and Adekoya are extremely good and it should be very close, but I think Adekoya should win in a close finish, but Russell should lower her PB. KC Graham: Janieve Russell has been Jamaica’s best female 400 metres hurdler so far this season and will get her sternest test today. Lowe: 54.61 already this year makes her the second fastest on the planet in the event, but you are right. This is going to be a hot one in the Moroccan desert, with a couple of good girls also lined up in this event. KC Graham: She is yet to score a major win on the circuit in her short career, but I think things will change as she is full of confidence this season. Lowe: I’m really encouraged by her start to the season, especially considering that she had surgery at the end of last year and also had other issues dealing with. She seems, however, to have zoned in and must be feeling good about her chances after that run at the Jamaica Invitational. We don’t know what her workout was like last week, but she has not competed since then, so should be itching to be unleashed. Inexperiencelast_img read more

January 18, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ronaldo hat trick of assists as perfect Juve beats Napoli 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peñalosa knocked Kibazange down twice, the first coming in the second round thanks to a body shot.“I was sizing him up in the first round and in the second, I saw that he’s hurting from my body punches,” said Peñalosa, whose cousin Dave is staking his unbeaten record against Twalib Tuwa in the main event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe 25-year-old Peñalosa improved to 13-1, 6 KOs and now sets his sights on bigger fights ahead.”I want to fight [the top] flyweights and fight for a world title,” he said in Filipino. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netCarlo Peñalosa made quick work of James Kibazange to win the WBA Asia South flyweight title on Sunday at SM North Edsa SkyDome in Quezon City.Peñalosa, the nephew of former two-time world champion Gerry, broke Kibazange down with vicious body shots before a left to the face  decked his Tanzanian foe for good in the third round.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

January 14, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgIn the worst of moments leaping forth upon usIllustrious minds sans great ideas to make evenWhilst our sweet sanities left in dark baffling websOblivious of life’s humdrum that tails us universallyJagged up until everything smell of burned woodsNothing appear that possible yet they must existOutstretched hands scream for benevolenceTo each not his alone as others dearly matterAs far as humanity is concerned surely it is a mustFraternity will become a household wordIn times malice will be overawed yet we will reach outForsaking the quaint glooms deeply conceal inside usNow are the moments to welcome the bettermentsYesterday for today and that will be a new tomorrowShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

January 14, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgAttorney Garrison Barh, Gobal Bank’s lead lawyer, who was due to appear before the Monrovia City Court on Tuesday, February 21 to answer to theft of property and misapplication of entrusted property charges, is reportedly on the run, this newspaper has reliably learned.Barh’s action yesterday prompted Magistrate Kennedy Peabody to hold him in contempt, but the court has subsequently given him until today to surrender himself.Magistrate Peabody said if Barh refuses to come under the court’s jurisdiction today, an order which he had initially promised to obey, the defendant will be rearrested and detained at the Monrovia Central Prison.The charges were brought against defendant Barh by the Liberia National Police (LNP) following the completion of an investigation of the disappearance of US$67,513 and L$444, 450 at the bank, for which the report allegedly implicated Barh.The police later turned defendant Barh over to the court for prosecution, when Magistrate Peabody released him without posting a bond with the expectation that the defendant would reappear for hearing on Tuesday. Up to the time court closed yesterday, the whereabouts of Atty. Barh was unknown.Kennedy’s decision was based on Barh’s status as a lawyer and a prominent person in the society, whom he believed would not attempt to escape justice.It was also intended to give the attorney an opportunity to file the relevant criminal bond that will prevent him from going to prison.The investigation allegedly established that Atty. Barh withdrew some of the money directly from customers, who the bank sued before the Debt Court in an attempt to recover loans the customers have refused to pay back. Defendant Barh initially denied the allegation.The bank further claimed that Atty. Barh deposited US$67,513 and L$444,450 directly into his personal account.They further alleged that Barh also used his power-of-attorney to withdraw US$3,000 from payments made to the court by Silver Stone, which is one of the bank’s delinquent loan customers.Apart from collecting delinquent loan payers’ money, the document claimed that Atty. Barh received from his employer the amount of US$42,000 and L$597,200 intended to notarize 698 copies of loan documents.Out of the 698 copies, the record also alleged that 326 copies were notarized of which he used US$21,070 and L$146,750 and did not account for the US$20,930 and L$448,750 believed to have been left over.Barh allegedly prepared a fraudulent document believed to have come from Provident Business Consultancy, which he claimed was the entity that he hired to notarize the documents.Without the knowledge of the bank, Barh also withdrew 10 percent from almost all the money which delinquent customers paid to the court, the record said.The bank also gave Atty. Barh US$7,980 and L$2,004 to facilitate the bank‘s legal services, but he has not yet accounted for that moneyThese were some of the allegations that Barh was due to answer.Defendant Barh was instructed to reappear before Magistrate Peabody last Tuesday to continue with his case, but up to present his whereabouts is unknown, which prompted the court to hold him in contempt. If Barh does not show up in court today, Thursday, February 23, an order will be put out for his arrest.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

January 12, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgPrize for Literature falloutSocial Cohesion Minister Dr George Norton, holder of the portfolio for culture, youth and sport, has accepted that he has responsibility for the prestigious Guyana Prize for Literature.Flashback: Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo (fifth from left) is flanked by the 2015 Guyana Prize for Literature awardees from (left to right) Subraj Singh, Stanley Niamatali, Maggie Harris, David Dabydeen, Barbara Jenkins, Eddie Baugh and Al Creighton who represented Harold A BascomSpeaking to the media on Monday, he observed that he would be updating Cabinet on the matter, as opposed to formally responding to the ongoing issue.Minister Norton indicated that he has taken issue with the public disclosures in the press, and observed that he would not be engaging letter writers.“Every day, in response to a report, other areas are being unearthed. So I don’t want to give a half-answer or half coverage of the whole issue, but what I will do is report to cabinet on the present situation,” he promised.The prestigious award was supposed to be held in July of 2017, with March 31, 2017 being the deadline for submissions. Guyana Times had reported that Government did not release funds to the Guyana Prize for Literature Committee, which halted the hosting of the event in 2017, but Secretary to the Committee, Al Creighton, later explained that the submissions were still being judged, and promised the awards ceremony would be hosted later in 2018.In recent disclosures to the press, persons are in fact questioning whether the award recipients are mostly overseas-based writers, as opposed to writers who reside locally. Another issue raised was that writers submitted entries one year and would judge the following year and would win the award in “a monotonous revolution”.However, Minister Norton maintained that he would not respond to disclosures in the various letters published in the press. “I have a mandate to respond, to bring everybody up to date, but what happened is the persons who will give me the information are already responding to these letters, and I don’t want to do that. I am waiting to get as much information as possible,” he stressed on Monday.After reports about withholding funding in the media surfaced, Minister Norton denied that this was so, but he had alluded to the “financial implication” of hosting the event.The Guyana Prize is awarded to writers of Guyanese nationality in several different categories. These categories include Best First Book of Poetry, Best First Book of Fiction, Best Book of Poetry, Best Book of Fiction and Best Book of Drama. Additionally, the Guyana Prize also awards Books of Poetry, Fiction and Drama in separate categories for Caribbean writers.The Guyana Prize was established in 1987 to provide encouragement for the development of good creative writing among Guyanese in particular, and Caribbean writers in general. The Prize is for published books, and is open to works by citizens of Caribbean countries: Caricom States, the Commonwealth Caribbean, and the Netherlands Antilles.last_img read more

January 12, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgForty youths of St Monica and Kabacaburi on Friday graduated from the Social Protection Ministry’s technical training programme sponsored by the Board of Industrial Training, National Training Project for Youth Empowerment.At a simple ceremony held at St Monica, the students were given certificates for participating in various technical skills.Ten male and females students were trained in boat building, while at Kabakaburi, 30 students were trained in block making, electrical insulation and small engine repairs.Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Board of Industrial Training (BIT), Clinton Williams in his remarks noted that the programme, which started in 2006, now has the full support of the Government and as such, BIT is also giving full support because of the need to educate our children in the field of technical skills.He said the programme is being delivered in all regions of Guyana and is designedOfficials and students taking a ride in the boat that was donated to the St Monica Amerindian communityto target vulnerable youths such as school drop outs and young people from depressed communities.Williams further explained that the programme will empower the youths to take advantage of the many vacancies for technical skills in the Private and Public Sector.Minister Keith Scott in his feature address encourage the youths to continue to upgrade their skills so as to be masters of their trade. He said technical skills are in great demand and Guyanese should take the opportunity to qualify themselves for the many technical job opportunities.“The oil and gas sector which is presently coming on board will need many persons with various technical skills… continue to study and grab all opportunities possible,” Scott encouraged the graduates.As an act of encouragement to the trainees who completed their training in boat building and engine repairs, the Government of Guyana through the Social Protection Ministry donated one 75HP Yamaha outboard engine to the community to be used.last_img read more

January 11, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgSIMI VALLEY – Brian Young was a student at Simi Valley High School when he was inspired by a police officer who spoke at a school assembly, and in 2000 he joined the Simi Valley Police Department, eventually becoming a SWAT team member and part of the anti-gang unit. This week, the department announced that Young, 28, was selected as the 2007 Officer of the Year, an award determined by his peers. His selection “is well-deserved and a testament to the dedication and hard work that has marked the entirety of his seven-year police career,” Police Chief Mike Lewis said. In 2004, Young was honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for his efforts to enforce laws against drunk drivers. Six months ago, he was selected to work in the Special Problems Section, with the mission of anti-gang law enforcement. (805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “He’s got a great work ethic,” said Sgt. Darin Muehler, who supervises Young in the Special Problems Section. “He pretty much sets the standard for self-initiated activity, beating the bushes, doing old-school police work. When something doesn’t look right, he digs a little deeper.” The Special Problems Section was involved recently in the arrest of a Simi Valley gang member in connection with the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man in January, and the arrest of another gang member in connection with the stabbing of a 15-year-old and a 21-year-old man in Simi Valley in August. In addition to his regular assignments, Young, who did not return calls seeking comment, has been a member of the SWAT team since 2004. Young has a degree in criminal justice administration from Sonoma State University. “I supervised Brian as a gang enforcement officer a couple of years ago,” Simi Valley police Lt. Roy Jones said. “He really is a person committed to doing the best possible job he can.” last_img read more

January 10, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_img0Shares0000Ryan Mason began his career at Tottenham before joining Hull in 2016 © AFP/File / GLYN KIRKLondon, United Kingdom, Feb 13 – Gary Cahill said he was “devastated” after Hull City and England midfielder Ryan Mason announced his retirement from football on Tuesday after failing to recover from a fractured skull caused by their accidental clash of heads.The 26-year-old was involved in a sickening collision of with Chelsea defender Cahill at Stamford Bridge in January 2017 and has not played since. “Devastated to hear today’s news from Ryan,” tweeted Cahill. “Competing for a corner is something we’ve done thousands of times and to see those consequences for a top professional like Ryan is heartbreaking,” the England centre-back added.“Sending all my love to him and his family, and wishing him all the best for the future”.Earlier, Mason announced that, despite his best efforts, he was calling time on his football career. “I can confirm that following specialist medical advice I am having to retire from playing professional football,” Mason said in a statement. “I have worked tirelessly in order to be able to return to the pitch.“Unfortunately, having taken expert medical advice I now have no option but to retire due to the risks involved given the nature of my injury.“I am and always will be eternally grateful for the incredible network of people around me who have helped me to recover from what was a life-threatening injury in January 2017.”Former Tottenham Hotspur player Mason was capped once for England, in a 1-1 draw with Italy in Turin in March 2015.“I am so proud to have come through the ranks to play for my club, the club I love,” he said. “To have had the honour of captaining the team fills me with immense pride.“Finally, representing my country is an honour that nobody can ever take away from me and something that I am so proud to have achieved.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

January 6, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_img0Shares0000Pep Guardiola will be Manchester City manager for years to come is the hope of the club’s chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 27 – Manchester City want to keep Pep Guardiola at the helm for many years to come, says the English champions chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak.Guardiola — who stayed for four seasons with Barcelona and three terms with Bayern Munich — took over at City in 2016 and is under contract till 2021. The Spaniard — who has guided City to successive league titles and an unprecedented domestic treble last term — nipped speculation in the bud that he would leave at the end of this campaign by saying last week he wanted to stay longer.This season has been a testing one for him in the title race, though, with Liverpool holding a nine point lead over City with just over a third of the campaign gone.Whilst they reached the knockout stages of the Champions League on Tuesday they still have hanging over them a possible ban from the competition next season over allegedly breaching UEFA’s financial fair play rules.Al Mubarak said Guardiola was much more than just a great manager and he would like him to remain at the club for a long time to come.“Pep has been an incredible asset to this organisation,” Al Mubarak told Sky Sports.“We can speak about his managerial accomplishments for hours but I think as a person, as an individual, as a friend, he’s been a core part of what we’ve accomplished here over the last three years.“He’s very committed, we’re committed to him.“We have a great relationship, we have a great environment here.“The people around him, the team we have in place today, the relationships I have with them, this is really an environment that’s conducive to success for both him and everyone involved in this organisation.“So I’m very satisfied with his commitment and our commitment to him and I’m looking forward to the continuity of this for years to come.”Al Mubarak is also confident that Guardiola can turn the tables on Liverpool in the title race.“I think in Pep we have a leader who has shown time and time again his ability to continuously evolve and continuously challenge,” said Al Mubarak.“We’ve been in this position not once but many times before, and we’ve shown the character always consistently to come back.“We’re up for it and there’s still a long way to go, (we’re) still in November and we’ll see where we end up in May, but certainly we’re up for it.”0Shares0000(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

December 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Surveillance, hidden cameras, extra patrols and citizen vigilance might help curb the growing graffiti problem, but stopping taggers in their tracks might be as simple as opening a child’s closet door. Deputies on searches of probationers’ homes have found closets covered in graffiti along with tagging materials and etching devices. Yet, parents often profess shock to learn their child is tagging, deputies say. “Parents can do so much to head off problems,” Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Max Godinez said. “They need to be the boss. It’s OK to search their rooms, but not OK to be oblivious to the problems.” Graffiti incidents averaged 216 per month last year. Vandalism seems to be concentrated in Canyon Country and Newhall, said community services coordinator Jene Yochim. “Know where your kids are and what they’re doing,” he admonished. “There’s a girl who hangs with a pretty bad gang and is deeply wrapped up between them and their rival. But she’s home from school on time every day and her mom has no idea who her friends are.” Sheriff’s officials are aware of five major gangs in Santa Clarita and several tagging crews not aligned with any specific gang. Godinez said Latino gangs are the most prolific taggers because visibility is part of their culture. Bowman High, whose enrollment includes a number of students on probation, has taken measures to curtail taggers; student folders must be kept out in the open for inspection by teachers and staff. “At other schools, you don’t see things in their backpacks and they (offenders) fly under the radar,” Tunget said. “Don’t think your kid has to look like a gang member to be in trouble,” he warned. “They could be hanging with the wrong crowd. I’ve stopped being surprised when I see good kids go bad. Generally, you know kids who hang with the gangbangers and it’s no surprise when they fall under their influence.” To report incidents of graffiti, call (661) 284-1401 or the graffiti hotline at (661) 25-CLEAN. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant City staff and volunteers from the Pride Committee trained to use high-powered pressure washers have eliminated more than 200 taggings so far this year. City staffers work with sheriff’s deputies to keep track of graffiti hot spots. To build skills and speed, taggers must practice somewhere. Deputies routinely find notebooks filled with designs, known as “piecebooks,” in the homes of youthful offenders, along with design-filled walls covered by hanging clothing. “Parents should search kids’ rooms periodically,” Godinez said. “If their personal belongings, like notebooks or shoes, have graffiti on them, that’s a sign. If they have an excessive amount of marking instruments and they’re not art students, that’s a pretty easy way to tell they’re up to no good. And most high school art projects don’t require 1-inch thick black permanent markers.” Mike Tunget, school deputy for Golden Valley and Bowman high schools and La Mesa Junior High, is another advocate for parental involvement in all aspects of a child’s life. “Don’t keep rowing up that river of denial,” he said. “Look under mattresses and through their papers. If you see ganglike names, like Droopy or Rage in their notes, question them. last_img read more