10 Feb

#JaVotes2016: Robinson not bothered by slow voting

first_imgPNP candidate for South Eastern St Andrew, Julian Robinson, says that he is not troubled that the slowness at some election stations, would impact his voter turnout. Robinson voted this morning at Jamaica College, and has since been checking on things in his constituency. “I don’t think it will affect it, we are trying to put in place measures for people to stay,” he said. “At polling division 44, people have been complaining about how slow the process is and that has been the cry throughout the constituency.” The most delayed scene was at the Sir Howard Cook Development Centre in Nannyville, where voters and election day workers engaged in a verbal altercation over what they say are faulty identification systems.last_img read more

20 Jan

Patrons should see a real fight this time

first_img 43 VICTORIES Corley is a 41-year-old veteran from Washington, DC, who has had 70 fights, with a record of 43 victories, 26 losses and one draw. He has boxed all over the world and last fought in Denmark on February 26, scoring a tko victory over Osama Hadifi. He has fought for world titles several times, among them a loss to Zab Judah for the WBO super lightweight title in 2003 and another loss to Miguel Cotto for the same title in 2005. He also had a non-title fight loss to boxing kingpin, Floyd Mayweather Jr, in 2004. Azore has 16 victories, five losses and three draws in a career that started in December 2006 and saw him becoming the Guyanese welterweight boxing champion in December 2012. He has been inactive recently because of his inability to get fights, but has been training hard for several months since learning that he would be a challenger in the Contender series. He told The Gleaner yesterday that he is “fit, ready and confident” and is looking forward to a good fight. Two experienced boxers – DeMarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley from the USA and Iwan ‘Pure Gold’ Azore, a Guyanese-born fighter who lives in Trinidad and Tobago – will exchange punches tonight over five rounds in the second preliminary bout of the Wray and Nephew 2016 Contender Series. The action starts at 9 p.m. at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium, Old Hope Road, and will be broadcast live on Television Jamaica. Last week, spectators left the venue bemused and disappointed when after only 55 seconds, one of the boxers, 19-year old Xzaviar Ford from North Carolina, USA, suffered a torn tendon in his right shoulder and could not continue, gifting the bout to his opponent, Jamaican Richard Holmes, who was declared the winner by technical knockout. The promoters and sponsors were very disappointed with the outcome and have made an effort to have a better line-up this week. Corley, who was not on the original list of boxers selected to appear this year, was recruited a few days ago to join the USA team in their bid to defeat the Caribbean team. The format of the competition is that there are eight boxers on each team – the Caribbean and the USA – respectively. A draw is then used to select the opponents from both camps, and they will challenge each other over five rounds, with the winners moving on to the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and then the final. The eventual winner of the competition takes home $2 million, the runner-up $500,000, third $250,000 and fourth $200,000.last_img read more

18 Jan

Clock ticks as Guiao prepares PH team for Fiba qualifiers

first_imgGuiao said preparing the team for the Fiba qualifiers is another hurdle for him as he’s left with less than two weeks to get things together before their game against the Iran national team on September 13 in Tehran.“This is another hectic schedule and the same problem all over for me because half of the team was replaced and we’ll have one week to train for a very strong team,” said Guiao Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Iran is ranked No. 25 in the world while the Philippines is the 30th-best.What Guiao is most concerned about, though, is building team chemistry with players he has yet to coach. Lakers waive Deng, save money for 2019 NBA free agency DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Guiao’s holdovers from his Asian Games squad are Beau Belga, Raymond Almazan, Gabe Norwood, Stanley Pringle, Poy Erram, Christian Standhardinger, Asi Taulava, and Paul Lee.Filling up the 14-man pool are San Miguel’s Alex Cabagnot and Marcio Lassiter, Ginebra’s Scottie Thompson, Magnolia’s Ian Sangalang, and Blackwater’s Allein Maliksi.Phoenix’s Matthew Wright has also been invited since his one-game suspension will be lifted after the game against Iran.“This is an issue of preparation and issue of familiarity because this is not the team that we brought to the Asian Games plus this is not the core of Rain or Shine,” said Guiao.Removed from the Asian Games team are Chris Tiu, Maverick Ahanmisi, James Yap, and Jordan Clarkson.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRest is for the weak, and national team head coach Yeng Guiao has no time for it.Just days after leading the Philippines to fifth place in the men’s basketball competition in the 2018 Asian Games, Guiao will be back to work to prepare Gilas Pilipinas for the upcoming fourth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

12 Jan

Linden to clamp down on heavy-duty trucks using bridges, roadways

first_imgThe administration of the Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Democratic Council (RDC) has again decided to clamp down on defaulting timber and lumber trucks utilizing the Mackenzie-Wismar Bridge and internal roads in the Linden community.The administration is particularly concerned about trucks which are not operating under standard regulation when using the roads and bridges, an issue recently highlighted by several members of the Council. With Linden being a major link to interior locations, scores of these trucks pass through the community on a daily basis.Councillor Douglas Gittens has registered particular concerns about overweight timber trucks utilising the bridge.“Some of these guys have not been weighing or saying to us how much lumber they’re carrying. There’re big trees that are just tied with small chains that come across that bridge… Some of these trucks do not have a Road Service licence. How are they fit to travel on the highways?” Gittens stressed.Regional Chairman Renis Morian said these trucks should not be driving through populated areas of the community, but instead should utilise designated roads. He stressed that a system has never been given to the RDC as it relates to the rules concerning these trucks and the use of roads. The Regional Chairman said he has sent letters to the Guyana Forestry Commission and the Natural Resources Ministry seeking information on the regulations for these trucks, and is presently awaiting a response.In the meantime, he said, the administration will be putting its own system in place at the bridge, in collaboration with Police and security personnel.“If next week comes and we don’t get a response, we’re going to go with the rules we know would save lives,” Morian declared. “This is what I’m saying on behalf of the residents of Region 10,” Morian declared.Normally, during peak hours in the morning, the trucks would be allowed to pass, but residents have been asking that they be made to park just where the scale is until the peak hours (end), and then they’ll be allowed to pass.This system mandating that the trucks must not be on the road within certain hours commenced, and was also changed, under the previous administration, Morian said. He added that he wants this to be a standard procedure while the administration awaits a response.He also shared his concern that some trucks do not carry cones which are utilized in the case of a breakdown, despite this being a legal requirement. Morian noted that the administration will seek to enforce this in collaboration with the Police.“If within three weeks these matters aren’t solved, I’m going to move with Council, we will go on the road and we will stop the trucks…and divert them where they’re supposed to go,” the Regional Chairman said.Councillor Gordon Callender also pointed out that some truck drivers are not tying red cloth on their lumber as a signal to warn oncoming traffic, while Councillor Charles Sampson pointed out that, in some cases, overweight trucks are allowed to cross the bridge. He said the section of the bridge on the Wismar side appears to be sinking as a result.“One of these days, if we don’t control the weight on that bridge, the whole bridge will collapse, or it will go further down,” Sampson said, as he stressed that the diversion road needs to be properly surfaced at Block 22. In this regard, the Regional Chairman said letters were sent to relevant authorities for works to be done. (Utamu Belle)last_img read more

12 Jan

11 young entrepreneurs secure funding for their businesses

first_imgAs the Social Cohesion Ministry wrapped up its inaugural Youth Business Summit at the Pegasus Hotel, 11 persons were awarded financial grants to kick-start their businesses.Director of Youth, Melissa Carmichael-Haynes (centre); Deputy Director of Youth, Leslyn Boyce (far left), along with the winners of the Jaguar’s Den and the panel of judgesChairman of the Summit Committee, Ronald Austin, told Guyana Times that the 10 recipients received grants ranging between $500,000 and $1 million, based on their request and the scope of business to be initiated or completed.He said that after these persons would have presented their business ideas to the panellists, an evaluation was done to select the winners.The funding for the Summit, which totalled about $12 million, was financed by the monies allocated to the Youth Innovation Project, Austin added.The first session of the two-day summit saw dozens of young entrepreneurs who were presented with hands-on knowledge from experienced individuals about the different aspects of venturing into a new business.Throughout that day’s proceedings, presentations were made by entities such as the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Commercial Registry, Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS), National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), GO-Invest and Dr Rosh Khan.In many cases, young entrepreneurs are unaware of the procedures and support systems which can assist in the establishment of a business enterprise. According to the coordinators and members of the various ministries, the summit was designed to assist them in critical areas, which included the lack of capital and increased knowledge on the ways to access capital, which can be one of the key hindering factors.last_img read more

10 Jan

Mane lifts Liverpool as Okazaki gets Leicester up and running

first_imgBeaten 3-0 at home by Huddersfield Town on the opening weekend, Palace produced a much more solid display, but were undone with 17 minutes to play when Mane seized upon a loose ball to fire home.-Leicester win-Elsewhere, Shinji Okazaki set up Leicester’s first win of the Premier League season as the Japan forward’s quick-fire strike inspired a 2-0 success against Brighton on Saturday.Okazaki took just 52 seconds to open the scoring at the King Power Stadium and Harry Maguire doubled Leicester’s advantage after the interval.Leicester City’s striker Shinji Okazaki attends a training session at Leicester City’s training complex April 17, 2017Following Leicester’s 4-3 defeat at Arsenal in their first match, it was essential for Craig Shakespeare’s team to get up and running given they face Manchester United and Chelsea in their next two league games.Brighton’s wait for their first point goes on after a lacklustre performance from Chris Hughton’s side.Beaten 2-0 by Manchester City in their first top-tier match for 34 years last weekend, Brighton got off to the worst possible start as Australian goalkeeper Mathew Ryan made the error that led to Okazaki’s opener.Riyad Mahrez cut inside for a shot that should have been easy for Ryan, but the close-season signing from Valencia let it slip from his grasp and Okazaki was perfectly placed to slot home his second goal of the campaign.Jamie Vardy should have punished another miscue from nervous Brighton when Markus Suttner’s scuffed pass was intercepted by Okazaki, but the Leicester striker couldn’t convert from his team-mate’s cutback.Once Brighton finally settled, Glenn Murray had the ball in the net when he swivelled as the ball dropped over his shoulder and fired home, only to see the strike disallowed for offside.Albion felt aggrieved again moments later when Jamie Murphy’s shot hit Leicester’s Wes Morgan on the arm, prompting a penalty appeal that was turned down by Lee Probert.Vardy and Okazaki combined to open up the Brighton defence just before half-time as the England forward’s low cross was nudged wide by his strike partner.Shakespeare’s team doubled their lead in the 54th minute when Maguire rose highest at the far post to head in from Mahrez’s corner.Brighton’s last chance of snatching an unlikely point disappeared when Murray couldn’t finish off a golden opportunity from close range.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mane wheels away in celebration after poking Liverpool into the lead after 73 minutes.LEICESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 19 – Sadio Mane struck in the 73rd minute to give Liverpool a 1-0 home win over Crystal Palace and get Jurgen Klopp’s side up and running after their 3-3 draw at Watford.At Anfield, Liverpool manager Klopp made five changes to the team that won 2-1 at Hoffenheim in their Champions League play-off round first leg in mid-week.last_img read more

29 Dec

Express yourself with this coupon

first_imgEXPRESS $10 OFF: Get $10 off a $20 purchase or $20 off a $60 purchase in Express and Express Men’s stores. I was underwhelmed by the men’s selection but adore their women’s houndstooth coat with pink lining for $198. A versatile chiffon halter dress could be worn to a winter holiday party or paired with a little color in the spring or summer. Best part? It’s $75. Unfortunately they don’t sell anything through the Web site. The coupon, which you can get at www.insidesocal.com/bargain, expires Tuesday. Caveats: excludes jewelry, hair accessories and redlined clothes. RESTORATIVE TOYS: A friend suggested I check out the old- school toys at Restoration Hardware after she found a number of gag gifts and stocking stuffers at the furniture and home store. I was skeptical going in – I’m a journalist after all – but was pleasantly surprised. A balloon modeling kit with 30 balloons and a pump is $8, a metal matchbox music box that plays “Jingle Bells” is $15. An 82-steel piece Helicopter Erector kit is $22. Their prices are a tad high (surely a whoopee cushion can be had for less than $6?), so if you are on a tight holiday budget, take notes then look at other stores. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champBLOOMIES 20 PERCENT OFF: Take a fifth off your online purchase at Bloomingdale’s in a sale that ends today. Search all the items on sale or browse these sale categories: women’s clothes, shoes, handbags, jewelry, accessories, men’s stuff and kids’. They throw in some nonsale stuff so look for the discount marked in red! Caveats: excludes a slew of top brands. DAILY DOSE: Get all the day’s blog posts via e-mail by signing up for the Bargain Hunter Daily Digest. E-mail me at julia.scott@dailynews.com to join. SPORTY SALE: Through Tuesday, Eastern Mountain Sports tempts you to get a new winter jacket with a 20 to 30 percent markdown on its EMS-brand outerwear. One online-only special is a Glacier Down Jacket for $50 (originally $99). Like the EMS name implies, all stores are on the East Coast so shop online at ems.com. CHARITY DU JOUR: I’m going to feature one charity on the blog every weekday for the month of December, when a lot of folks are making donations. Giving to charity may not be a “bargain” by many definitions, but giving to the less fortunate certainly makes the world a better place. I’ll start with my favorite charity, Heifer International, which lets you “buy” goats, chicks, or a cow for poor people, who sell the animals’ milk, eggs or wool. The animals range from $20 for a flock of chicks to $500 for a dairy cow. You can also buy a “share” of an animal for $10. Read about the farmer who started Heifer, check out their catalog, or read about more national, international, and local charities at www.insidesocal.com/bargain/charities. ESTEE FREE SHIP: Get free shipping at Estee Lauder on tabs of $35 or more through Dec. 31. Visit www.insidesocal.com/bargain for the coupon. Save a buck in the Valley at www.insidesocal.com/bargain.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

22 Dec

25 summoned for CECAFA Women’s Championships

first_imgUganda is slated to take part in the 2018 CECAFA Women Championships (Photo by FUFA Media)CECFA Women’s Championships 2018Starting Thursday, 19th JulyKigali – RwandaUganda National women team has been summoned to start preparations for the upcoming 2018 CECAFA Championship that kicks off on 19th of July in Rwanda.The summoned team comprises of only local based players and come the majority come from the heavy weights of the FUFA Women Elite league.The first training session is scheduled for Saturday 7th July-3PM at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo.Faridah Bulega is the Head Coach assisted by Edward Kaziba. Jaames Magala is the Goalkeeping coach while Olive Mbekeka is the fitness trainer.The squad has the following players.Goalkeepers:Nakaziro Daisy (Mutesa I Royal University), Adeke Juliet (Kawempe Moslem), Nakiguba Cissy (Kampala Queens).Defenders:Namuddu Viola (Makerere University), Nankya Shadi (Uganda Matyers High School), Aluka Grace (Kawempe Moslem), Aisha Namukisa (Kampala Queens), Bridget Nabisalu (Ajax Queens), Annet Birabwa (Mutesa I Royal University), Gladys Nakito Namukisa (Kampala Queens).Midfielders:Tracy Jones Akiror (Kawempe Moslem), Shakirah Mutibwa (Gafford Ladies), Favour Nambatya (Mutesa I Royal University), Norah Alupo (Olila high School), Teddy Najjuma (UCU Lady Cardinals), Esther Nalumba (Uganda Matyers High School), Phiona Nabumba (Ajax Queens), Spencer Nakachwa (Uganda Matyers High School), Ritah Nabbosa (Un Attached).Forwards:Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Moslem), Zainah Namuleme (Kampala Queens), Liz Nakigozi (Mutesa I Royal University), Monica Namwase (Gafford Ladies), Winnie Babirye (Kampala Queens), Marbale Kusasira (Kampala Queens).Coaching Staff:Faridah Bulega – Head CoachEdward Kaziba – Assistant CoachJames Magala – Goalkeeping CoachPaul Ssali – ManagerOlive Mbekeka – Fitness TrainerComments Tags: CECAFA Women’s challenge cuplast_img read more

19 Dec

Water Can Get Hotter than the Sun

first_imgWhen vacuum bubbles form in turbulent water, they can collapse violently in a process called cavitation.  Scientists reporting in Nature1,2 March 3 showed that the energy of cavitation can heat the plasma in the bubble to 15,000 degrees Kelvin – hotter than the surface of the brightest stars.  The resulting flash can sometimes be seen by the naked eye.  Science News reports that some believe thermonuclear fusion might take place in plasma within the collapsing bubbles under such high temperatures; imagine that happening in cold flowing water.  See also the explanations on Physics Web, Science Now, and Science News. 1Flannigan and Suslick, “Plasma formation and temperature measurement during single-bubble cavitation,” Nature 434, 52 – 55 (03 March 2005); doi:10.1038/nature03361. 2Detlef Lohse, “Sonoluminescence: Cavitation hots up,” Nature 434, 33 – 34 (03 March 2005); doi:10.1038/434033a. This is the kind of amazing scientific fact that can inspire a youngster to take an interest in science.  Cavitation can produce such violence in water that it can rip apart steel propellers and erode through solid concrete in dam channels, such as happened at Glen Canyon Dam in 1983 (see videos at Open Video Project).  Cavitation may have been one of several effects in a worldwide flood that could have made mincemeat of solid rock with no trouble at all (see CRS article).(Visited 38 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more