Matter will not be brushed under carpet – Greenidge

first_imgShooting at GGMC officersWith Venezuela steadfastly denying the occurrence of the shooting incident in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge has made it clear that the Government of Guyana would not allow the issue to be brushed under the carpet.During an interview with Guyana Times on Thursday, Greenidge disclosed that though the situation was seemingly at a deadlock, with both sides maintaining a different position, the Guyana Government would ensure that the matter gained as much international attention as possible.He said the matter would be drawn to the attention of the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, who was reportedly in Venezuela recently to have discussions with the Nicolás Maduro Government.Greenidge posited that Venezuela was playing a dangerous game by insinuating that Guyana fabricated the entire story.“It is not in the interest of the Guyana Government to create by fabricating information incidents that did not occur,” he emphasised.He lamented too that in situations of this nature, the smaller country was likely to suffer.“It is incidents like this … which caused us to call for a move from current arrangements where these things can occur with no particular consequences for one side, but damaging impacts on the smaller State, which in this case is Guyana,” he said.The Guyana Government recently expressed grave concerns about the Venezuelan Government’s staunch denial of the shooting incident which almost claimed the lives of four Guyanese.Approximately two weeks after the shooting incident in the Cuyuni River, the Venezuelan Government denied that the shooting occurred, maintaining that officers of the National Bolivarian Armed Forces did not open fire on the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) officers as was reported locally.Guyana Defence Force Chief-of-Staff, Brigadier Mark Phillips officially announced on May 30, 2016, that workers attached to the GGMC came under fire from the Venezuelan Army while they were patrolling an area along the border.The Guyana Government had since dispatched a Note Verbale to the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs conveying its gravest concern over this incident, and calling on the Venezuelan Government to desist from such provocative and dangerous actions on the border.Relations between Guyana and Venezuela have been increasingly tense over the past 13 months because the Bolivarian Republic continues to lay claim to over two-thirds of Guyana’s territory, even though an 1899 international arbitration panel set the border between the two countries.last_img read more

Small power outage in Charlie Lake

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro is reporting a small power outage in Charlie Lake.Approximately 171 customers are affected by the outage that started just after 8 p.m. Tuesday.  At last report, has assigned a crew to restore power, but there is no estimate on when power will be restored.The outage is affecting the following area:- Advertisement -West of PARADISE LN, North of HILLTOP DR, South of CHARLIE LK CRS, East of JACKPINE RD. Under investigation.For more updates on this power outage, visit read more


first_imgGrianan of Aileach Photo By Adam Rory PorterAN Grianan Fort has been included in images on the newly-designed Irish Passport, Tanaiste Eamonn Gilmore revealed today.The Grianan of Aileach, the ancient fort in Burt is linked to the Ulster Ui Neill high kings.Other images include Cliffs of Moher, the Samuel Beckett bridge on the River Liffey, Croagh Patrick, the Aviva stadium, Cork Opera House and the Rock of Cashel. Drawings of Gaelic games, dance, fishing and music also feature, along with the national anthem, written in music throughout the booklet. AN GRIANAN FORT IMAGE INCLUDED ON NEW IRISH PASSPORT was last modified: September 30th, 2013 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:An grianan of aileachdonegalirish passportlast_img read more

‘Club football has never been cleaner!’ – Stoke chairman slams corruption claims

first_imgStoke City chairman Peter Coates has insisted club football has never been cleaner, despite the Daily Telegraph sting operation which cost Sam Allardyce the England job.The 61-year-old’s position was deemed untenable by the FA after he was filmed by undercover reporters making a range of damaging remarks and offering advice on circumventing rules on third-party ownership.Coates believes the governing body were right to dismiss Allardyce, but insisted the former Newcastle United boss has not broken any laws.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show, Coates said: “Sam Allardyce, by the way, committed no crime.“I think what he did was completely inappropriate and I fully understand why the FA have done what they’ve done and I felt they had no choice. But he didn’t actually commit a crime.”The Daily Telegraph have since named Southampton assistant manager Eric Black and QPR chief Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in their undercover investigation into supposed corruption in football.Yet Coates, 78, believes that the modern day game is far from corrupt.“This idea that the football clubs are transgressing and doing things wrong is completely wrong in my view because we don’t do that,” he added.“Football, at club level, has never been cleaner.“In the 70s and 80s this kind of thing was rife; it’s not remotely like that today.”last_img read more

FA chief: Scotland defeat would NOT cost Southgate the England job – LISTEN

first_imgGell admits the FA want the next England boss to be an Englishman, but he has not completely ruled out appointing a foreigner.He added: “Part of what we are trying to reinstil in the team is a sense of pride in the shirt and an English person would naturally do that better. They would care more.“We don’t want a foreign mercenary. We don’t want someone just to come in and do the job for a tournament and then move on. We want someone to keep building the basics, link the national senior team with the Under-21s and the Under-20s, and everything we do at St George’s Park.“We want someone who is there for the long-term, but we want the right person. If we say it has to be English at all costs, then it narrows the field too much, but a strong preference would be for an English person.”Whoever succeeds Allardyce – axed after just 67 days following a newspaper sting – has a tough job on their hands.England have an abysmal record in major tournaments and suffered a humiliating exit at the hands of minnows Iceland in the recent European Championship. 2 2 Glenn believes English players struggle with the psychological demands of international football, but insists the issue is ‘fixable’ and is convinced the future is bright for the national team.He said: “Compared to say 20 years ago, we have got a lot more talented players coming through now. The academies are working well.“The issue seems to be getting that club spirit translated into the national team. When is the last time you can think of an England player playing better for England than for his club? That is for the FA to try and fix.“If you look at what we have done with the development teams, the Under-21s, the Under-19s, and the women’s team, for a while now we have had specific psychological support to toughen these teams up in a tournament situation, and it has worked.“Take the women’s World Cup: we went their ranked ninth in the world, lost our first game to France and ended up finishing third. That team went with a couple of psychologists to work on that mental resilience. We haven’t done that with the men’s senior team until now, and we are starting to do that.“I think it is very fixable. It is how you eliminate the fear factor so that when things go against you, you can adapt on the pitch. We saw it against Iceland.“We were more than capable of beating Iceland but when things didn’t go our way you could sense the great players actually freezing up. That is very fixable, provided that we are deliberate about trying to fix it and don’t just wish it to happen.” Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn says Gareth Southgate will remain a serious contender for the England job regardless of what happens against Scotland.Under-21 boss Southgate has been in interim charge of the Three Lions since Sam Allardyce’s unceremonious departure in September.After a win and a draw in his first two games at the helm, his crunch test will come next month when old foes Scotland visit Wembley for a World Cup qualifier before his temporary reigns ends with a friendly against Spain.Glenn is confident of an England win against Scotland but insists even an embarrassing defeat to the Tartan Army would not affect Southgate’s chances of landing the job on a permanent basis.The FA supremo told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Wednesday: “Let’s say the results don’t go quite as well as we want them to go, he would still be a candidate because he has achieved a lot in developing the Under-21s in a tournament situation and he knows all about tournament football. So I don’t want to say either he will or he won’t get the job based on one game.“I am very confident we will do very well against Scotland because it means a lot to us and I think Spain is an interesting test for us. But to say it is based on one game… he is a very good candidate.“We just need to look at what else is out there before we make a final decision, and we have got a bit of time.”last_img read more

Man United legend slams ‘hopeless’ Alexis Sanchez and brands him a ‘disgrace’

first_img 2 REVEALED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS “I wouldn’t begrudge his high wage, either, if I thought that he was truly putting his all in and playing well, but when you give someone that kind of money you expect a lot more.“The fans deserve better, Ole deserves better, and so do the rest of his team.“Maybe he has the hump because he’s not in the starting XI, but that’s hardly a surprise! He’s been hopeless, completely all over the place.There doesn’t seem to be any future for Sanchez with United, but Ince believes it will be hard for the club to get him off their books given the high salary the forward picks up every week. RANKED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Alexis Sanchez has been branded a ‘disgrace’ by Manchester United legend Paul Ince following another shocking performance from the forward.Sanchez, the Chile international, was introduced as a substitute in Tuesday’s defeat by PSG, but failed to do anything of note during his 45 minutes on the pitch.He appears to have lost all his confidence on the ball, and it’s now expected he will lose possession as soon as he gains it – and this expectation usually rings true. huge blow REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade BEST OF Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury ADVICE Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ no dice Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? MONEY Sanchez looked a shadow of his former self against PSG Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won shining 2 Sanchez is the only United player to have not burst into life since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as the club’s manager on an interim basis, with the Chile star failing to replicate the likes of Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford – three players currently performing at an elite level.And Sanchez’s performances are so bad they are actually a ‘disgrace’, according to Old Trafford icon Ince.“The way Alexis Sanchez is playing at the moment is nothing short of a disgrace,” Ince told “His performances are a joke for the wage he gets. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REPLY Sanchez is reportedly paid around £300,000-a-week – with bonuses on top Ince added: “There has to be a decision made about his future at Old Trafford, because it’s not working.“But this is the dilemma when you keep sacking managers, players the previous boss bought in on high wages are impossible to get rid of – so you have to try and make them work in your team.“He’s a million miles away from being at his best, he looks like a completely different player.”Paul Ince is a Paddy Power ambassador. To read more, visit news.paddypower.comlast_img read more

Springbok Sevens lose star forward to injury

first_img11 April 2014With only two tournaments, in Glasgow and London, left on the HSBC World Series schedule, the Springbok Sevens team is in the running to lift the overall title. However, they are going to have to do it without star forward Chris Dry, who has been ruled out of the two events with a back injury.Dry injured his back in the Hong Kong Sevens, his 35th World Series tournament, at the end of March, and on Wednesday the South African Rugby Union confirmed that he would miss the forthcoming events.The Springbok Sevens’ medical team said Dry will be out of action for 10 to 12 weeks. Depending on how his injury responds to treatment, he could possibly recover in time to be considered for the Commonwealth Games in July.Second in the standingsThe Blitzbokke head into the next round of the World Series in Glasgow in second place in the standings, with 129 points, just seven behind leaders, New Zealand.They have appeared in five finals this season already, with those appearances being consecutively, winning in Port Elizabeth and Las Vegas and finishing runner-ups in Dubai, Wellington and Tokyo.Influential playmaker Cecil Afrika is also a doubtful starter for the final two tournaments after he suffered a groin strain in Hong Kong.He is currently busy with a rehabilitation programme at the team’s base in Stellenbosch, where the medical team is monitoring his recovery efforts closely.Positive newsThe two setbacks aside, there was also a good measure of positive news regarding the injury status of four other squad members.Regular captain Kyle Brown is on course to recover fully from the blow to the head and concussion he suffered against France in the opening match in Hong Kong, while Branco du Preez, Seabelo Senatla and Phillip Snyman, who also picked up injuries, should all be fit and available for selection for the important trip to the United Kingdom.Squad announcementSpringbok Sevens’ coach Neil Powell will announce his 12-man squad on Wednesday, 23 April, two days before they fly out to Glasgow.The full training squad resumes its preparations in Stellenbosch on 14 April following a short break.South Africa finished second in the HSBC Sevens World Series in the 2012/13 season, 39 points behind New Zealand. This season, the battle for first place is set to go down to the wire.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

DC Increases Property Tax Rates

first_imgThe District of Columbia changes the property tax rates for commercial and industrial real property, known as Class 2 properties, under emergency legislation. The legislation contains a new rate schedule for Class 2 properties. The rates will apply as of October 1, 2018.Property Taxes on Commercial and Industrial PropertyAs part of emergency legislation for funding the arts, the D.C. Council has changed the tax rate schedule for commercial and industrial real estate. The new rates apply to the sum of both real property tax rates and special real property tax rates. Applicable October 1, 2018, the property tax rates will be:– $1.65 for each $100 of assessed value if the real property’s assessed value is not greater than $5 million;– $1.77 for each $ 100 of assessed value if the real property’s assessed value is greater than $5,000,000 but not greater than $10 million; or– $1.89 for each $ 100 of assessed value if the real property’s assessed value is greater than $10 million.The legislation also makes increases to sales tax rates.Act 22-458 (D.C.B. 22-922), Laws 2018, effective October 3, 2018, for a 30-day period that expires December 31, 2018Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

Cavs owner gets ‘vile’ voicemails after LeBron’s ‘bum’ tweet

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim FEU rolls to 3rd straight win, routs UP FILE – In this July 26, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert answer questions during an NBA basketball news conference at the team’s training facility in Independence, Ohio. Gilbert says he received “vile, disgusting” voicemails after LeBron James called President Donald Trump “a bum” on Twitter. (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)CLEVELAND — Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert received “vile, disgusting” voicemails after LeBron James called President Donald Trump a “bum” on Twitter.Gilbert said he was flooded with phone messages when the NBA’s most celebrated player criticized Trump for rescinding a White House invitation to Golden State’s Stephen Curry to honor the team’s NBA championship.ADVERTISEMENT Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Our interests are in the policies at the federal level, and not the politics surrounding the elections,” he said. “We have often supported both political parties in the same election so that we have the ability to impact positive change, regardless of who occupies the offices.“Our focus with any office-holder or politician is about the communication of the still substantial needs of our former rust-belt cities that are now finally beginning the road to recovery and growth that other parts of America have been experiencing for a long period of time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel planscenter_img Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups MOST READ This week, James said he did not regret his comment about Trump.“Me and my friends call me that all the time,” James said during a news conference on media day. “I’m not his friend, though. He’s not my friend. No, when I woke up and saw what he said about Steph Curry. First of all, it’s so funny because it’s like you inviting me to your party, right? As a matter of fact, it’s not like you invited me.“It’s almost, like, ’Hey, I’m not going to be able to make it. I’m not coming and then you would be like, ‘LeBron, guess what? You’re not invited.’ I wasn’t coming anyways, so that was funny to me when I woke up and saw that. So, my first initial response was, you bum.”James also commended NFL players for protesting after Trump said owners should fire any players who kneel during the national anthem.Gilbert has ties to Trump, from his Quicken Loans mortgage lending company donating $750,000 to the president’s inauguration party. But Gilbert said in a statement this week that he supports both political parties.ADVERTISEMENT “I received voicemails after LeBron tweeted that were some of the most vile, disgusting, racist,” Gilbert said on Friday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”“There’s an element of racism that I didn’t even realize existed in this country this much.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingGilbert said he had not told James about the voicemails. He called the comments unnerving.“And you could hear it in their voice — the racism,” Gilbert said. “It wasn’t even really about the issue, and that’s what really got me, because they went to who they really are, some of them.” No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Woman wrestler encourages young girls to take up sport in MP

first_imgBhopal, Oct 1 (PTI) A woman wrestler, who trained the artists in Bollywood blockbusters like “Sultan” and “Dangal”, has taken it on herself to nurture the wrestling skills of nearly 50 girls in Madhya Pradeshs Indore district.Neelima Borasi (22) now runs the Shri Ramnath Guru Vyayam Shala and Balika Shastra Kala Kendra in Indore.The Arjun award-winning wrestler and her guru, Kripa Shankar Patel, had recommended her name to Jagdish Kaliraman, who was the wrestling trainer for the film “Sultan”, Neelima told PTI.”Patel uncle was imparting training to Amir Khan for Dangal. He had selected me for training the girls in the movie. He had also recommended me for training and playing practice matches with actor Anushka Sharma in the movie Sultan,” the young wrestler says.”Dangal” was a biographical sports drama based on the life of Mahavir Singh Phogat, an amateur wrestler, who trains his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari to become world class wrestlers. The movie was released in 2016.”Sultan”, which also released last year, was the fictional story of a wrestling champion from Haryana.Like the life of Commonwealth gold-winning wrestler Geeta Phogat, Borasis father Munna Borasi has also been grooming her daughter in the field of wresting since she was around 10 years old.”She was 10 years old when she started the training along with other disciples in my vyayamshala (wrestling arena cum gym). Neelimas elder sister Renuka (24) also won several medals at the national level. Now Neelima runs her own vyayamshala,” says the proud father.”At her akhada (traditional wrestling arena), Neelima is now shaping up the wrestling careers of about 50 girls in the age group of 8 to 18 years. Along with wrestling, she has also been imparting training in the the traditional shastra kala (martial arts) to the girls,” he says.advertisementNeelima is a bronze medallist in the senior national championship in 2013 and eight-time gold medallist in different state championships, Borasi says.She has now got success in her endeavour and at least 10 girls of her centre won the gold medals in the state-level school tournaments this year, he further says.Neelima, however, says that along with imparting training in wrestling, she is also preparing for the State Public Service Commission examination.”What if the state government does not give me job under the sports quota?” she asked. PTI ADU MAS GKlast_img read more