Richards wrecks Waterhouse

first_img “My ambition for the rest of the season is to keep focused and continue doing what I have been doing, because I have played three matches so far and I have got three man-of-the-match award, so I just want to keep doing what I am doing,” the former G.C. Foster College player said afterwards. The visitors were the better team from the opening whistle and they deservingly went ahead when Theo Brown’s poor clearance, after Richards’ penetrating run, gifted Roshane Sharpe a sitter. Sharpe slotted home from six yards. Waterhouse continued to have problems containing Richards, and 63 minutes into the match, he slipped AndrÈ Dawson through on goal and the former Boys’ Town man fired under Roshane Patterson to double the lead. Four minutes from the end, Richards capped a fine individual performance when he ran through the Waterhouse defence before hitting a shot that struck the post and deflected into the net. With two wins from three games, Jamalco’s coach, Rayon Johnson, is pleased with his team’s start to life in the top flight. He also had high praises for Richards. “This start is good for us. Teams will get stronger as the competition goes on, so we have to accumulate points and look what comes further down the road. But I was really impressed with my team’s performance,” he said. Johnson added: “Richards is a quality player He comes every day and works hard and once you work hard, you are going to get your reward, and that’s what happened today. He’s one of the key players in our system. Meanwhile, as pressure continues to mount on Waterhouse coach Marvin Tate, he was locked in a meeting with his players after the game and unable to comment. POOR CLEARANCE Newcomers Jamalco continued Waterhouse’s miserable start to the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season, handing the Drewsland-based club a 3-0 win at Waterhouse Stadium yesterday and condemning the former champions to their third defeat from as many games. The 22-year-old attacking midfielder, Rohan Richards, was the chief architect of the home team’s demise, providing a goal and an assist while tormenting the Waterhouse defence all afternoon. The former Denbigh High player, who is in his first season in the Premier League, has won the Man of the Match award for all three matches he has played this season and is really taking to life in the top-flight. “I have a good influence on the Jamalco attack. Jamalco fans are looking for hard work from me, so I put in the hard work for my team to come out victorious in games. This is my first year in the Premier League and I knew I could do it, from I put in the work and do what I have to do,” He said.last_img read more

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Vanguardia steps down, Alas appointed as new Phoenix coach

first_img“The said coaches represent two of the brightest coaching minds in the game today and we feel fortunate that they will be leading the future of our team as well as other basketball related activities,” the statement continued. “The management is elated with these changes and are expecting a different Fuel Masters team in terms of attitude, passion, intensity and pride in each game they play in Asia’s oldest professional basketball league.”Alas and Robinson were a part of coach Alex Compton’s staff in Alaska.“I’m super excited to take on a head Coaching position again as it will be a big challenge. I’m likewise sad as I’m leaving Alaska, especially Coach Alex who has very supportive and a dear friend to me and my family,” said Alas of his new post.He will be the franchise’s third coach, following Koy Banal and Vanguardia.Alas last took the helm with Letran back in NCAA Season 88 in 2012, while Robinson is currently steering Lyceum this NCAA Season 93, with the Pirates already qualified in the Finals after their 18-0 eliminations sweep.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Louie Alas. PBA IMAGESPhoenix is off to a new path.Louie Alas has been installed as the new head coach for the Fuel Masters, days before the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Buhay PBA Ep. 2 with NLEX’s Kevin Alas PLAY LIST 08:54Buhay PBA Ep. 2 with NLEX’s Kevin Alas01:24NCAA Season 91 preview: San Sebastian Stags30:42PBA Women’s 3×3 Tournament – March 09, 201602:14Carpio 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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Team governor Raymond Zorilla announced the news on Thursday after coach Ariel Vanguardia and lead deputy Justino Pinat resigned from their duties.“After evaluating the performance of the team this past season, Mssrs. Ariel Vanguardia and Justino Pinat have earlier stepped down from their coaching positions with the best interest of the team in mind,” the team said in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogVanguardia amassed a 17-27 record with Phoenix since assuming the position prior to the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup. He led the team to three quarterfinals appearances in his tenure but failed to advance past that stage.In their lieu, coaches Alas and Topex Robinson have been signed to lead the Fuel Masters to a new beginning. Doesn’t matter how it’s done, Brownlee just wants to win title for Ginebralast_img read more

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World Cup berth within spirited Malditas’ reach

first_imgCarpio 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 Fielding a largely unheralded squad, the Malditas came back from a goal down to stun host Jordan, 2-1, for their maiden win in the 2018 Women’s Asian Cup at Amman International Stadium.The victory gave the Malditas the headstart in their group along with China, which dumped Thailand, 4-0, in an earlier match.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 crownAnd with the top five teams earning berths to the World Cup in France next year, prospects look bright for the Filipinos after their stunning victory fashioned out before close to 10,000 fans.The Philippines, which fielded seven new recruits against Jordan, takes the first of two cracks when it clashes against China on Monday. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC PH Cuppers split opening singles Don’t look now, but the Philippines is just one win away from qualifying to the 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup in France.Philippine football reached new heights anew on Saturday with the women’s national football team delivering another milestone, this time in Amman, Jordan.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ The last group match against Thailand on Wednesday could turn out to be the ultimate qualifying game for the Malditas.“I am delighted to win the first match, but I will definitely try to take care of my players for the match against China and potentially use some of the players who did not feature against Jordan,” said Malditas’ French coach Rabah Benlarbi.“I believe qualification will be achieved in our final game against Thailand and not against China.”Filipino-American Sarina Bolden, who traces her roots in Pangasinan, made a memorable debut with a 74th minute goal that turned out to be the difference between the two sides that fought tooth and nail right from the start.Maysa Jbarah opened the scoring for the hosts with an opportunistic strike in the 15th minute, but the Filipinos kept up the pressure which was rewarded when Yasmeen Khair headed the ball into her own net for the equalizer six minutes after the restart.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames And after the Jordanians had a goal disallowed for offside, Bolden, a standout from Loyola Marymount University, who had been invited to the United States Under-23 pool only to make the decision to represent her mother’s country at the international level, fought her way past a couple of defenders before producing a clinical finish.Discovered by Philippine Football Federation scouts in tryouts in the United States late last year, Bolden expressed delight over the result.“It’s just so exciting to be a part of something so special and big,” said Bolden. “Not only am I playing for myself but I get to a play for a country which is a part of myself, and it’s so much bigger than playing for a college team or a club team. It means so much to me and I’m so glad that I’m able to be a part of something like this.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastlast_img read more

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Laid-off sugar workers are not likely to embrace cooperatives (Part 2)

first_imgDear Editor,I admire Minister Keith Scott for his independent thinking, and I think he has similar sentiments for me. I understand why he likes cooperatives, because he practically grew up in the era of the cooperative movement. From his formative years he was in it. I understand that he believes wholeheartedly in the philosophy of people working together to achieve a common goal via a positive group mentality, which is what cooperatives are all about.The writer’s response failed to touch on one of the most important aspects of my letter. Why is it that the Ministry, the Honourable Minister and the Government did not think about starting to educate and prepare sugar workers to form cooperatives from the inception of the idea to close the sugar estates? That would have been the best time to feed the minds of sugar workers with the idea of cooperatives, the pooling of money in various ventures for the common good of members of the cooperatives. Why wait until the workers were already off their jobs and facing desperate circumstances before telling them that you will help them to form cooperatives?I advise the Honourable Minister and the writer of his reply to re-read my first letter and the points I made about keeping these people economically vibrant.I wrote that the former sugar workers are facing starvation. It means this is a possibility. However, with our seas and our lands, I do not think it is possible for Guyanese to be in a state of mass starvation. The former sugar workers are definitely facing serious hardships, and their spokespersons have said so publicly. When the minds of the people are in confusion, strain and stress, it is not easy for them to focus, and they can fall into depression.There is serious poverty, and the people have less to eat than they did before. I have been there; I have seen with my own eyes deprivation and confusion among the people, and some have approached me and gotten help from me. The entire sugar belt is in crisis, and many former sugar workers living there seem to think they have no future.It is good that Government, through the efforts of Minister Scott and others, is trying to address these issues. Nevertheless, I think they should have been more patient while slaking their thirst to close the sugar estates, and I think they made a big mistake by not preparing the sugar workers early for the loss of their jobs. Now the entire country suffers one way or another.I do not think cooperatives will work for displaced sugar workers because the idea was brought up when the workers were already displaced, after the confusion and pain had already set in and the money has already been spent to make ends meet. The pain and annoyance is already ingrained in the hearts of the people. Furthermore, the people in the sugar belt were never attracted to cooperatives, except for a few small groups aligned to the then Government.Governments in Guyana and worldwide come up with many ideas that seem good in theory, but end up being bad in practice. Here, we have the sad example from the ‘produce-or-perish’ era with the banning of imported items. Yes, it was good to urge us to consume what we produced, but it ended up breeding extensive smuggling and money laundering, from which we still suffer to this day.Another case of good intentions gone wrong was the decision to scrap Guyana’s railway and expand the local bus company. The bus company flopped, and the ‘Tata’ and ‘Sanos’ buses ended up rusting in the ‘bus graveyard’ on Mandela Avenue in Georgetown. If we still had a railway, touts would never be dragging people and herding them into minibuses like cattle. The train would have handled public transport comfortably; who knows, we might have had a subway by now.This is my last correspondence on the matter. I trust that readers who follow the thread of my commentaries will know that I am a patriot, and as such, I am always on the positive side of any issue related to Guyana’s development and prosperity. Once we are commenting on controversial issues, there will be differences of opinion, and we must respect that. No one can expect me to follow all the Minister’s thoughts, and vice versa. That needs to be respected.I wish to categorically state that I will never do or say things to humiliate my country or Government, and that I will always be a positive person in support of any elected Government of this country. I have no political priorities or prejudices.Sincerely,Roshan Khan Srlast_img read more

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Psychiatric evaluation of GDF rank completed

first_imgAlexander Village killing…prosecution gets reportThe psychiatric report on the mental capacity of Orwain Sandy, who in April reportedly murdered his reputed wife, Reona Payne, has been completed by Dr Bhiro Harry of the Mental Health Unit and was handed over to the Court.When the matter was called on Wednesday before Magistrate Judy Latchman, the prosecution revealed that they were in receipt of the psychiatric report, which was handed over to the Court. However, the contents of the report were not disclosed.Sandy’s lawyer, James Bond requested additional time to conduct an independent evaluation on his client. This was granted, and the matter was adjourned to MayMurder accused Orwain Sandy and his reputed wife, Reona Payne in happier times24, 2018. Sandy was further remanded.During Sandy’s first appearance, he appeared distraught and was crying throughout the court proceedings.At that time, his attorney had requested for a mental health examination to be carried out.The charge against the defendant stated that on March 31, 2018, while in the vicinity of First Street, Alexander Village, Georgetown, he murdered Payne. Guyana Times had previously reported that the couple were in their car proceeding along First Street when a heated argument reportedly ensued.During the argument, Payne exited the vehicle and Sandy reportedly pursued her and shot her once, causing her to fall to the ground. He then reportedly stood over her and shot her 13 more times. The man then left the scene of the crime and turned himself in to the Police. Payne and Sandy reportedly dated some years ago, but later married different persons. However, a few years later, they left their spouses and resumed their relationship.last_img read more

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Prime suspect in Special Lance Corporal’s death still on the job

first_imgDeceased: Special Lance Corporal Don Carlos-Alleyne– as Force awaits legal advice on fileAlmost four weeks after Special Lance Corporal Don Carlos-Alleyne was allegedly beaten to death by his superior officer, it was disclosed that the Sergeant was still on the job and was performing duties as per normal.This was according to Crime Chief Lyndon Alves when asked to provide an update on the progress of the investigation. Alves further stated that the case has not yet received any legal advice, since after initially being sent for advice the file was returned to A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Police for clarification on some aspects.“The Sergeant as a member of the Force is still on the job until such advice is given on the way forward … That matter is still under investigation; that file was subsequently sent for legal advice and there are some points that have to be cleared up, so the file was sent back to A Division and we are awaiting those points to be cleared up,” Alves pointed out.According to previous Police reports, 25-year-old Alleyne went to the Georgetown Public Hospital on May 4 about 14:52h after he reportedly complained of feeling unwell.This was following an “incident” earlier in the day about 09:30h at the Special Constabulary Headquarters, Princes Street, the Police had said.Guyana Times had reported that there had been an altercation between the now dead man and a Police Sergeant after the deceased reportedly complained to senior officers about the Sergeant’s inappropriate conduct on the work premises.A post-mortem examination performed on Alleyne’s body later revealed that he died from brain haemorrhage and blunt trauma to the brain.Meanwhile, sections of the media have since reported that family members of the deceased Lance Corporal are not satisfied with the way in which the investigation was being carried out, but more specifically, with the fact that they were not being provided with any updates on the matter.last_img read more

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Defence Board to decide on new Chief-of-Staff soon

first_img– Deputy CoS George Lewis tipped as top contenderAs the Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier Mark Phillips prepares for retirement, the Defence Board will soon be meeting to decide on his successor.Outgoing Chief-of-Staff, Brigadier Mark PhillipsDuring a special edition of “The Public Interest” programme, taped in New York where President David Granger is attending the 71st General Assembly of the United Nations, the Head of State noted that upon his return to Guyana, the Defence Board would be meeting to make a final decision as to who would be appointed to head the country’s army.“The Defence Board will meet when I return and make that choice… The Defence Board will make the final decision,” he stated.Nevertheless, President Granger noted that a succession plan was in place for when Brigadier Phillips officially retires.“The next senior officer is going to take his place… that will be a smooth transition,” the Commander-in-Chief remarked.When probed about the contenders for the position, President Granger posited that there were “about half a dozen of colonels” in the army for the Board to choose from, listing several: Deputy Chief-of-Staff, Colonel George Lewis; Adjutant General (AG), Colonel Nazrul Hussain; Quartermaster General, Colonel Paul Arthur and Colonel Khemraj Persaud.“So, we have a wide range of choice,” the Commander-in-Chief of the Guyana Defence Force stated.However, it has been reported that the Deputy Chief-of-Staff is set to take over command of Guyana’s military following the retirement of the current Chief-of-Staff early next month.On October 3, a farewell parade will take place in honour of Brigadier Phillips. It was reported too that on the same day, Lewis will take control of the Guyana Defence Force, but prior to this day, President Granger will promote the Colonel to the rank of Brigadier.Phillips, who hails from Linden where he attended the Christianburg Primary School and the Christianburg Wismar Secondary School (Multilateral School), joined the GDF in December 1980.He is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in the United Kingdom and has held several appointments, including Colonel (Administration and Quartering), and Colonel (General Staff) during his 30 years of military service.He was also Guyana’s Head of Delegation to the Inter-American Defence Board from 2008 to 2009, and was up to 2011 Guyana’s non-resident Military Attaché to Venezuela. He was promoted to the rank of Brigadier back in 2013 by then President Donald Ramotar before he took command of the GDF, succeeding Rear Admiral Gary Best.last_img read more

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Citrus falls when it matters most

first_imgThe two teams squared off again Saturday, this time in the first round of the Southern California playoffs, and it was SBVC (21-13) that beat the visiting Owls 69-62 at Snyder Gymnasium. It was the ninth consecutive victory and 15th in the past 16 games for the Foothill Conference champions. Both teams got more into the flow in the second half. The biggest lead for Citrus was 35-29, and its last lead was at 40-39 on a free throw by Friesen. SBVC was ahead 53-50 with 5:43 left but then went on a 10-4 run punctuated by a fast-break layup and free throw by Lance Hurdle. That gave the Wolverines their biggest lead of the game, 64-54, with 2:36 to play. The Owls were within 63-60 with 23.9 seconds remaining but SBVC put away the game at the free-throw line. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The No. 3-seeded Wolverines, who are trying for their third consecutive trip to the state tournament, will host No. 6 Saddleback (23-8) next Saturday. “We wanted to play them again,” freshman forward Johnny Barnes said. “You always want a chance to beat a team that beat you, especially because all the things that happened that day. They came out and played hard. They’re a good team.” Phil Friesen’s three-point play gave No. 14 Citrus (21-13) a 24-21 lead after a sluggish first half. The Owls seemed to be affected by playoff jitters and seven stoppages of play because of trouble with the shot clock. Despite trailing, interim SBVC coach Gerry Wright was pleased. His team had shot only 40 percent, but the Owls shot 32.3. “We didn’t knock down some of our chances on offense, but we played great defense,” he said. “There were some first-half jitters with it being the playoffs. I don’t think it was because we were playing Citrus. It would have been that way no matter who we were playing.” center_img SAN BERNARDINO – The San Bernardino Valley College men’s basketball team welcomed a chance to get even. When it played Citrus in December, it lost by 20 – not surprising since the players were in turmoil after their coach was fired right before the team left for the game. last_img read more

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Deadline extended for bids on Site C preparation

first_imgThe new deadline is March 27, 2015, which is the result of Premier Christy Clark directing the crown corporation to change the contract terms to allow unions to organize the construction site.The preparation work includes the excavation and disposal of approximately 3 million cubic meters, quarry development – including riprap production of about 100,000 cubic meters, building 7.25 kilometres of access road, as well as the clearing and grubbing of 115 hectares.Previous bid deadlines were December 10, 2015, January 5, 2015 and March 20, 2015.- Advertisement -A solicitation notice can be found on the BC Bid site.Bids are being accepted until 11:00 a.m. on March 27, 2015.For more information, email alison.hall@bchydro.com or call 604 623 4346.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Bus crash in Mexico leaves 57 dead

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe bus had been traveling on a highway linking Mexico City and the port city of Veracruz and fell from 650 to 820 feet into a ravine near Maltrata, a town about 125 miles east of the capital. It was thought to be traveling about 68-70 mph. Buses often are required to limit their speed to 60 mph. Marquez said the bus had been on the road for 22 years and should not have been allowed to operate. It had already traveled for more than 10 hours as it returned to Tabasco from an Easter week gathering near the western city of Guadalajara. He said the victims gathered for a religious event in Tequila, 40 miles northwest of Guadalajara. Marquez said late Monday that officials mistakenly inflated the death toll after some of the victims taken by ambulance to three different hospitals were double-counted. The driver was believed to be among those killed. VERACRUZ, Mexico – An overcrowded bus speeding home from a religious festival veered off a highway emergency ramp and crashed through a metal barrier, plunging more than 650 feet into a ravine. Fifty-seven people were killed, including a 13-year-old boy. Just three people survived Monday’s plunge from the highway, considered one of the 15 most dangerous in Mexico. Two were in grave condition and one, an 8-year-old girl, was conscious but had suffered multiple fractures, said Ranulfo Marquez, deputy director of civil protection for Veracruz state, where the crash occurred. The bus, equipped to hold 46 passengers, was carrying 60, some of whom were standing. Federal Preventive Police Cmdr. Reinaldo Ascencio Cavazos said the owner of the bus was detained for questioning. Police did not immediately know what caused the crash, but said the driver had been trying to maneuver into a lane designed for vehicles that have brake or other mechanical failure as the bus descended a winding mountain road. The highway where the bus was traveling is considered to be one of the 15 most dangerous in the country, Federal Preventive Police official Arturo Corona said. Ascencio said the passengers belonged to two religious groups: the Guadalajara-based Light of the World and Pentecostes. But in Guadalajara, Light of The World spokesman Sara Susana Pozos said those killed were not members of her church.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

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