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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kootenay Co-op

first_imgKootenay Co-op rode timely scoring and great goalkeeping to the 2013 Leo’s Men’s Open Soccer Championship at the Lakeside Pitch.Kootenay Co-op thumped defending champion Old Dogs FC before knocking off regular season champ Innkeepers 2-0 in the final to claim the title. Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports want to add to the celebration with Team of the Week honours.The winnng team includes, Simon Lintz, Rob Mastroddi, Xavier Schutter, Liam Burton, Leo Grypma, Sveta Tisma, Ben Morris, Jack Steenberg, Ratko Ivanovic, Morien Shones, Johnny Colbeck, Shayne Brandel and Jim Mikol.last_img read more

76ers, Mavericks to play 2 preseason games in China

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea (5), center Dwight Powell (7) and center Dirk Nowitzki (41) celebrate a basket by Powell during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Dallas, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)NEW YORK — Dirk Nowitzki’s 21st NBA season will include a trip in China.His Dallas Mavericks will play a pair of preseason games against the Philadelphia 76ers there, 10 years after Nowitzki played for Germany in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. He will become the first player in NBA history to play 21 seasons with the same franchise.ADVERTISEMENT Neymar says he’ll be well rested when World Cup startscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The league announced Tuesday that the Mavericks and 76ers will meet Oct. 5 in Shanghai and then Oct. 8 in Shenzhen.The 76ers, who are back in the playoffs this season, have a large international fan base. They are led by Joel Embiid, a native of Cameroon, and Australian rookie Ben Simmons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownDallas and Philadelphia both will be playing in China for the first time. The games will be the NBA’s 25th and 26th in China, which is passionate about basketball and will host the 2019 Basketball World Cup. View commentslast_img read more

Disobeying the rule of law

first_imgDear Editor,One of the happiest days of my life (before the day that my daughter was born) was when Forbes Burnham died. To me, that man was the worst and most evil person who had ever lived. He took it upon himself to take our freedom and to decide what the citizens of this beloved country should own to some extent or even worse of all, what we should eat.Nobody does that to me, nobody. I hated everything about him, except when I got the message that he had died. I can’t (and really don’t care) to even remember the year or date that he died, I was a lad then and I was just glad that he had died.However, every era has its share of experiences and if a person is smart and fair-minded, you can put things in better perspective as you get older and be able to compare and learn from events of the past. Even realise that you made some mistakes in judgement of people or places that you were affected by. That being said, in retrospect, I probably owe Mr Burnham an apology, he had some steadfast core values and not everything was bad about him. I’ll explain in a bit.Fast forward to present day, in fact, let’s back up a bit to December 2018. As we all know, a No-Confidence Motion was carried against the Government by the Opposition, mainly because of severe neglect of the citizens, the ill and tyrannic use of power and unbelievably blatant corruption by them in such a short time. It became too much to bear by anyone of sound mind and integrity. Something had to be done to stop them before it was too late for the country to recover. Thankfully, the No-Confidence Motion was validly passed in the National Assembly on December 21, 2018, and the Government was toppled. Here is where an incredible chapter in history begins.President “credible elections” Granger boldly announced soon thereafter, that he and his Government would respect the result of the No-Confidence Motion. As per normal in any democratic society, the Cabinet has to resign, Parliament dissolved and elections held within 90 days. The Government then adopts a caretaker mode until another (or incumbent) President is sworn in.Nothing difficult to understand there…well for the average person I should say. No-Confidence Motions are nothing new, unusual or shameful, it has happened many times in the past and will happen many times more in the future in many parts of the world. So, as the law prescribed, elections were to be held in Guyana on March 31, 2019.Today is September 21, 2019, over eight months after the motion was passed and nothing near to honouring the Constitution or the simple rule of law is even attempted or in the making by this Government! Forget the corruption, forget the stealing of taxpayers’ money, forget the excessive waste of Government funds, blatant abuse of power and total neglect of the citizens – which was the very instrument that triggered The No-Confidence Motion in the first place! Forget all of that for a bit, let us just deal with the solid facts here.Soon after publicly announcing that the Government would respect and abide by the decision in the National Assembly, they took action to appeal! The honourable Speaker of the House upheld his decision. They then moved to the High Court. That court upheld the decision.They then moved further to the Court of Appeal (someone there probably got nicely paid off) and that ruling was in favour of the Government. Here now the Opposition was forced to counter with several lawsuits in order to protect the Constitution of Guyana and approached the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) for a final decision. There the case was held expeditiously, I should say, and the CCJ upheld the rules of the Guyana Constitution and they handed down the judgement. The clock started ticking again on June 18, 2019.Plus, the (CCJ) ruled in favour of the Opposition that the Chairman of GECOM was illegally appointed by “credible elections” Granger! Due to shame, the illegal Chairman almost immediately resigned. After immense pressure by the Opposition, we finally got another Chairperson of GECOM whom Mr Granger is taking credit now for “working expeditiously” with the Opposition in appointing! This Government is shameless and low and it is always possible for them go even lower and be worse than the outer limits of worst.Here is where I will make reference again to Mr Burnham. He was a tyrant and a dictator, he (along with his right-hand Granger) rigged elections in the past. However, Mr Burnham was honourable and wise enough to always remain within the laws and the Constitution of Guyana. Mr Burnham was never ruling in any illegal capacity for even one minute. He had integrity and obeyed the law.Thanks to this retroactively illegal (now absolutely illegal) Government, we definitely have our place marked by this dirty bunch. It is really unfortunate for us that throughout history only infamous people and events are synonymous with Guyana.Nobody knew Guyana years ago unless you mentioned Jim Jones. Now on this 21 day of September 2019 we will be famously remembered once again as the first country to boldly disobey the rule of law and the Constitution, which is the heart of any democratic country.Sincerely,Shane Lindielast_img read more

Region 2 gets new DREO – assumes duty with no office

first_img… AFC leaders against appointmentBy: Indrawattie NatramHaimraj Hamandeo, former Senior Welfare Officer and physiologist, has been appointed by the Public Service Commission as the new Deputy Regional Executive Officer (DREO) for Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam) but even as he assumed duties, members of the coalition government have prevented him from taking up his position.Hamandeo has replaced Sunil Singh who was transferred from Region Two to another region. Hamandeo has a BSc in psychology and a Master of Arts degree.In February, the Public Service Commission had written to Region Two Regional Executive Officer (REO) Rupert Hopkinson for the filling of the vacancy. In that letter it stated that approval was given via the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of the Presidency Department of theAFC Councillor NaithramSenior School Welfare Officer Haimraj HamandeoPublic Service for the creation of the vacancy. It was advised for the position to be advertised.After the vacancy was advertised, Hamandeo, 28, had applied, was interviewed and was the most qualified applicant, hence he was chosen for the position. Hamandeo has assumed duty, but to date there is no office or orientation given to him since there was an objection to his appointment by Alliance For Change (AFC) members in Region Two.At the recent statutory meeting of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) on August 9, 2016, Region Two Chairman Daveanand Ramdatt informed the house that the Region has a new officer but he has not been oriented by REO Hopkinson. According to Ramdatt, Hamandeo was appointed because of his qualifications and according to his assumption letter he is on one year probationary period. That letter was signed by Personnel from the Public Service Commission.However coalition Councillor and AFC Chairman Naithram and Secretary for AFC, Karan Chand, spoke out about the appointment. In their letters addressed to Ministers of Government, they stated that the new DREO Haimraj Hamandeo is 28 years of age and does not have the requisite experience for the position. They further explained that the job specifications stipulate that the DREO must have, “at least 15 years of experience in the Public Sector, at least five years of which must be at a senior management level.” They stated that there is no way a 28-year-old could have fulfilled these requirements.However, several RDC councillors spoke out about the AFC leaders trying to block the DREO from entering his office. People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Councillors Showkat Ali and Arnold Adams said Hamandeo was appointed through the right procedures by a Commission that is highly recognised in the Government. They also noted that the Public Service Commission is an independent body and makes decisions for itself.In responding, REO Hopkinson said that he was on leave when the appointment was made. He said that when he returned he was told about the new DREO and said however, the Ministries of the Presidency and Communities are unaware of such an appointment. Hopkinson said he works according to instructions from relevant authorities and ministers, and he has not yet received such orders.last_img read more

A bid to end long theater lines

first_imgTired of being turned away at the theater box office when a movie’s sold out? Unhappy there’s no art-house theater in your neighborhood to cater to your hoity-toity theatrical tastes? Those days could be ending, say representatives of Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment and a company called Digital Cinema Implementation Partners. The three are working on a new digital film delivery system that, if successful, could give theater operators the flexibility to put a popular movie on an extra screen as quickly as the demand for it arises. At the same time, theater operators could boot out a surprise stinker and even book in for a day or two an art-house film with a small but devoted audience. “Our goal really is to have the easiest, fastest, most reliable, most cost-effective content delivery technique possible to the theaters we represent,” said Travis Reid, chief executive of Digital Cinema Implementation Partners in Los Angeles, which is working with Warner Bros. and Universal. Officials with the venture wouldn’t offer a date by which they hope to have the system in place or give a cost estimate. “I think the latter part of this year we’ll likely be doing some testing,” said Antonellis. “Our hope is as things progress and … as the projectors roll out there will be a lot more activity.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The process, still in the early stages of development, would use satellite and broadband delivery systems to beam digital films directly to theaters, rather than have them copied onto hard drives and delivered by hand, as for the most part they are now, said Darcy Antonellis, Warner Bros.’ executive vice president for distribution and technology. That kind of rapid delivery, Reid said, would allow theater operators the flexibility to economically market niche films that could be shown for just a day or two to a targeted audience. It would also allow operators to quickly find more screens for surprise hits. “We believe that if we can make that a very efficient process, very fast, they’ll be able to respond to audience demands more,” he said. Beaming an encrypted version of a digital film directly to the theater should also cut down on film piracy and bootlegging, Antonellis said, by eliminating the number of opportunities for people to get their hands on the movie in transit. DCIP is owned equally by the Regal, AMC and Cinemark theater chains, which have 14,000 screens in North America. The new system would be available to those and other interested theater operators, Reid and Antonellis said. About 2,200 U.S. theater screens currently show digital films. last_img read more

Neymar staying at Barca, says Pique

first_img0Shares0000Barcelona’s Neymar (L) celebrates after scoring a goal with teammate Gerard Pique © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEWASHINGTON, United States, Jul 24 – Brazilian superstar striker Neymar will stay with Barcelona, according to teammate Gerard Pique, who posted a Twitter message on the striker’s status on Sunday.Spanish international defender Pique indicated the South American maestro would continue at Camp Nou by tweeting a photo of Neymar with the caption “He’s staying.” The message came hours after Neymar gave Barcelona fans a dazzling reminder of what he brings, the talisman scoring twice as the Spanish giants defeated Juventus 2-1 in a pre-season friendly Saturday in New Jersey.The 25-year-old Brazilian superstar is at the centre of frenzied speculation linking him to a world record 222-million-euro ($256.8 million) transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.French newspaper Le Parisien reported on its website late Sunday that the transfer of Neymar to PSG could be made official in the next few days.And ESPN’s website reported, citing an unnamed source, that Neymar had no idea why Pique tweeted the photo and message. The report also said sources had Neymar wanting to move to the French club and agreeing to terms on a deal for at least four years.Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde swatted down talk of Neymar departing to France on Friday, dismissing “rumors” while saying the squad wants him to stay for years to come.“This is a time of rumors. We understand it’s how it is,” Valverde said. “He is with us right now. One of us. It’s a player we love and we want. Not only football-wise, but also for the things he brings to the locker room.“It’s only rumors. There’s no need to worry about something we don’t know if it’s going to happen or not. If it happens in the future, we’ll see. But no need to worry about it now.”Barcelona, with Neymar set to be in the lineup, play a pre-season friendly against Manchester United on Wednesday at Washington.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘Devastated’ Koscielny ruled out of World Cup

first_imgKoscielny, capped over 50 times and a member of the France side that lost to Portugal in the Euro 2016 final, was carried off 12 minutes into Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final second-leg defeat by Atletico Madrid last Thursday.“He is of course devastated. He will be out for six months. You will not see him before the beginning of December at best,” said Wenger.Koscielny revealed to the Evening Standard in May last year he would require daily treatment on an Achilles injury for the rest of his career.According to the newspaper he was diagnosed with chronic tendonitis in both feet by the French Football Federation during an international break in October 2014.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Laurent Koscielny sustained the injury in the Europa League semi-final against Atletico Madrid © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSLONDON, United Kingdom, May 8 – Veteran French defender Laurent Koscielny is “devastated” at missing out on this year’s World Cup finals after undergoing surgery on a ruptured Achilles tendon, said Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.The 32-year-old central defender is set to be sidelined for six months according to Wenger, bringing a sad end to his international career as he had planned to retire after the finals in Russia.last_img read more

Green Commandos crowned national champs

first_img0Shares0000Kakamega High School captain and Gor Mahia midfielder Alpha Onyango in full flight motion as Olbolosat’s Silah Wangila prepares to close down during their National Secondary School Games final at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 28, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluELDORET, Kenya, Jul 28- Henry Atola struck in stoppage time as Kakamega High School clinched their 14th National Secondary School Games football title with a 1-0 win over Central Region’s Olbolosat at the Hill School in Eldoret on Saturday afternoon.The full-to-capacity Hill School in Eldoret burst into frenzy after the full time whistle with enthusiastic Kakamega fans thronging the pitch in celebratory dances, some belting loud isikuti drum sounds with the triumphant players carried shoulder high. Debutants Olbolosat had put in a good show defending well but Atola glanced in a header at the near post with virtually the last kick of the game as the Green Commandos clinched the crown they have waited for since 2014 when they won it on home turf in Kakamega.“It was a very tough match, frustrating at some point because we dominated but couldn’t crack them. But credit to them they fought hard and were in the final on merit. They beat St. Antony in the semis which is a very good team,” Kakamega head coach Brendan Mwinamo said.He added; “This is our 14th title and I am very pleased that we have won. Now the focus is on the East Africa School Games. Last time out we finished third but now we want to go and challenge for the top prize,” the tactician further added.Kakamega were the better team in the entire match and had pinned Olbolosat in their own half in almost the entire match without any scoring luck.They had their first chance of the game in the ninth minute when skipper Alpha Onyango’s shot from distance was turned behind for a corner by the keeper after some good build up from the Green Commandos with the fans applauding in approval.Kakamega High School coach Brendan Mwinamo issues instructions to midfielder Joshua Otieno during their National Secondary School Games final at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 28, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThree minutes later, Kakamega were knocking, this time Evans Odhiambo skipping away from his markers on the left before unleashing a stinging shot that the keeper turned behind for a corner.The Olbolosat keeper Victor Mwangi, aptly nicknamed ‘Ospina’ by his teammates was the difference between Kakamega and the first goal. He earned his full pay, pulling save after save denying the 13-time champions.In the 27th minute, he was at hand once again to thwart Kakamega after Atola had raced onto a rebound when Alpha’s freekick from the right rattled the crossbar.Olbolosat had their first chance at goal three minutes from half time when Silah Wangila surprised the Kakamega backline with a snap shot from almost 40 metres out but the effort went over the bar by inches.In the second half, Kakamega kept their front playing style and should have been ahead in the 63rd minute but Odhiambo’s cracking effort from the right was beautifully saved by ‘Ospina’.In the 68th minute, Joshua Otieno who seemed jaded after putting in a shift in Friday’s semi final tried his luck with another rasping effort from distance but it flew a few millimeters over the bar.Kakamega High School midfielder Alpha Onyango vies for the ball with Olbolosat’s Silah Wangila during their National Secondary School Games final at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 28, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKakamega pushed and pushed and at some point it seemed the game was headed for extra time with Olbolosat defending in numbers, leaving only one player upfront while everyone else played behind the ball.They were nipped at the stroke of full time, Atola rushing in to the near post to glance in a header past a forest of defenders from Samson Otieno’s corner.-Girls competition- Earlier on in the girls category, Kwale Girls shocked pre-game favorites Arch Bishop Njenga from Western beating them 4-1. Saumu Baya scored twice with Lucy Kwekwe and skipper Elizabeth Kioko who have been brilliant for the team adding one each.Violet Wanyonyi scored Arch Bishop Njenga’s consolation.0Shares0000(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Liverpool flop set to link up Steven Gerrard in MLS

first_img Former Liverpool flop Alberto Aquilani 1 Former Liverpool flop Alberto Aquilani is set to join the likes of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard in the MLS, with a move to Montreal Impact imminent.Aquilani is best remembered in England for starting just nine Premier League games for Liverpool, who shelled out £17m to land the highly-rated midfielder from Roma in 2009.He was sent out on loan twice during his three seasons with Liverpool, spending time back in Italy with Juventus and then AC Milan.But he left for good in August 2012 when he signed for Fiorentina, where he has racked up a further 81 Serie A appearances.He is on the move again, however, with his three-year deal in Florence up  and he now looks set for a move across the Atlantic.According to Sport Mediaset, the 31-year-old is on the verge of signing a two-year deal with the Canadian MLS club.last_img read more

DDTV: AN GHAELTACHT AG TEACHT GO LEITIR CEANAINN DRAMA “CUAIRT AN UACHTARAIN”

first_imgSimply click on the video to play.DDTV: AN GHAELTACHT AG TEACHT GO LEITIR CEANAINN DRAMA “CUAIRT AN UACHTARAIN” was last modified: June 26th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:DDTVlast_img read more