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Motie impresses as Jaguars tighten grip

first_img SECOND-INNINGS RESPONSE GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): Emerging leg-spinner Gudakesh Motie unleashed his best bowling effort in only his second first-class match, as Guyana Jaguars continue to stamp their authority over Leeward Islands Hurricanes on the third day of their second-round match in the Regional First Class Championship at the National Stadium at Providence here yesterday. Motie, 20, produced a six-wicket haul that destroyed the Hurricanes’ first innings for a paltry 85 runs, 334 runs short of Guyana’s mammoth first-innings total of 419 for nine declared. However, half-centuries from Nkrumah Bonner and Daron Cruickshank inspired a courageous fight back, lifting the visitors to 215 for three in their second innings, after Jaguars enforced the follow-on. Still, Leewards trail by 119 runs with seven second-innings wickets in hand, and are likely to play for a draw when the match enters its final day on Monday. The visitors were unable to recover from their overnight score of 48 for four, and only succeeded in adding 37 runs before losing the remaining six wickets ahead of the lunch break. Motie, the former West Indies under-19 player, picked his way through the Leewards’ fragile batting line-up, snatching up two wickets when the score was on 26, and another two with the score on 84, to finish with six wickets, conceding 20 runs from 13.2 overs, seven of which were maidens. Opener Sherwin Peters, with a top score of 28, and Captain Steve Liburd, who scored 23, were the only batsmen to score more than 11 runs. Facing a huge first-innings deficit, Leewards gave a better account of themselves in the second innings, which started before lunch. LEEWARDS TRAIL BY 119 RUNS A carefully compiled 57 from Cruickshank, an aggressive 58 from Bonner and three half-century partnerships scripted a solid second-innings response. A stubborn opening stand of 50 between Peters (39) and Shane Jeffers (31) was an early indication that Leewards had not yet thrown in the towel. Jeffers was severe on Ronsford Beaten, but the Guyanese pacer got his revenge by uprooting his stump to end the opening stand. Cruickshank batted for 11 minutes, faced 83 balls and scored nine fours before he was trapped lbw to Motie. He and Peters consolidated with a second-wicket stand of 65. Bonner, who has already hit nine fours and a six for his unbeaten 58, and Orlando Peters, 25 not out, have already compiled 80 runs for the third wicket.last_img read more

Cause for celebrations and concern

first_imgThe Carifta Games are still as right for the young track and field athletes of the region as they were first staged in 1972. As seen last weekend, Carifta still gives the future stars of Caribbean track and field their first experience of international competition. It’s an invaluable first step on the way to the top.For so many, including the dominant Jamaican teams, it’s a maiden voyage into competition beyond their own shores into airline travel, different cuisine and unfamiliar stadia. It was a master stroke when the Barbadian Austin Sealyformulated the event in 1972. Now, as it was then, it’s like international competition 101.The Carifta Games also presents data for regional track and field administrators to learn from. While the sprints in both the Under-18 and Under-20 age categories had enough entries to require a preliminary round, that wasn’t the case in other events. While that wouldn’t be a surprise in the 1500m, 3000m and 5000m, there were no heats in the girls’ Under-20 800 metres, the 4x100m and 4x400m for boys and girls in both the Under-18 and Under-20 categories and in most of the hurdling events.Five girls faced the starter in the 400-metre hurdles for Under-18 girls, with four in the Under-20 version. This is startling, given the bright history in a discipline where Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados have produced high-class exponents. It was worse among the boys, with the corresponding numbers being five and three. Here the region has recently produced champions like Jehue Gordon of Trinidad and Tobago and Bahamian Jeffery Gibson.Four girls came to the blocks in the Under-20 100-metre hurdles and five young men came to contest the Under-20 110m hurdles.In the field, only three girls are listed as participants in the Under-20 high jump. This is in contrast to an apparent Caribbean upswing in the event. Just last year, Levern Spencer won this event at the Pan-American Games, with her St Lucian compatriot, Jeanelle Schepper, taking the NCAA title for the University of South Carolina. Earlier in March, the Barbadian Akela Jones cleared 1.98 metres in the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) indoors as part of the heptathlon. Jones also won the individual high jump as well.If those numbers represent ongoing trends, and in many cases they do, then the region has lots of work to do.Jamaica may be able to take care of itself. Thanks to the ISSA Boys and Girls’ Championships, our high schools pursue excellence in a wide range of athletic disciplines. Even here, there are long running weak spots in the jumps, throws and middle and long distance disciplines. The rest of the region doesn’t have Champs and needs help to spark development. Some, like St Vincent and the Grenadines, don’t even have a synthetic running track.Maybe that’s why Jamaica is becoming attractive to junior athletes from the region. They can’t wait until development comes to their island home. So they instead come to the place where, because of Champs, development is far more advanced. It’s a fair guess that they will keep on coming.n HUBERT LAWRENCE has made notes at track side since 1980.last_img read more

Forensic audit of M&CC welcoming

first_imgDear Editor,It was with considerable relief and anticipation that I learnt of the intention of the Auditor General to launch a forensic audit of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council, regarding the millions of dollars in funds provided by Central Government since 2015, most of which cannot be accounted for.I sincerely hope that he proceeds with a forensic audit, even in the absence of the requested financial documents, which of course would never be given voluntarily to him; and I hope he uses his powers under the forensic audit regulations, if necessary, to submit his findings to the Police and subsequently to the Director of Public Prosecutions for criminal investigations.This is not the first time that the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament has been trying unsuccessfully to scrutinize expenditure allocated by Parliament for the Ministry of Communities, which was then doled out to the Georgetown Municipality.One year ago, during another Public Accounts Committee meeting, members were told by officials of the Council that there was an eight-year gap (2006-2013) in the financial records of Council due to the records being damaged as a consequence of flooding at City Hall. How convenient.I think it would be irresponsible for the Central Government to give City Hall another cent, being fully aware of its inability to account for the money; and worse, to allow Council officials to squander it on themselves.But even if the Auditor General were to be provided with all of the requisite documents and verifications of the expenditures, the problems of lack of accountability, mismanagement and vice at the Georgetown Municipality run way deeper than that. It also needs to be investigated what is done with the equipment, supplies, services and other resources that were purportedly procured using the financial resources provided by Central Government.A simple check would reveal that the double cab pick-up that was purchased for the City Police using $6.2 million is being misused, and rather than being used to arrest the out-of-control crime situation in Georgetown, it can instead be seen transporting children to and from school on a daily basis, and countless times outside the precincts of Georgetown.The $52.1 million provided for debushing the Le Repentir Cemetery was handed out largely to a relative of a senior municipal official, rather than being publicly tendered — clearly in violation of tender procedures. The $60 million given could easily have renovated the Kitty Market, but we all know of that debacle which has caused vendors to be dislocated for more than two years and the Government having to come up with an additional $25 million.Then the $23.9 million given to refurbish the City Constabulary Training School, what a joke. Just look at the Training School, one would be hard pressed to see $9 million spent on it, let alone $23.9 million. The claim is preposterous, and the list goes on and on.I have every confidence in the Audit Office of Guyana, and thus am awaiting the results with bated breath.Sincerely,Jermain Johnsonlast_img read more

Taxi driver robbed, relieved of car by knife-wielding customer

first_imgThe motor car belonging to Deendyal Budram, a taxi driver attached to the Munish Taxi Service located at Nonpariel, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was hijacked on Saturday evening by a lone attacker who also relieved the owner of his cash and personal belongings.Based on reports received, Budram was approached by a man who was clad in a white T-shirt and black short pants at about 19:00h requesting to be taken to Friendship, ECD. Upon reaching the village, he was directed to a dead end road.While there, he further told Guyana Times that as he turned the vehicle around, he was held at knifepoint by the passenger who was seated in the front passengers’ seat of the car.“He hold me shirt front and pull out a knife and he tell me that I must give he everything,” the traumatised man relayed.Fearful for his life, he took out $13,000 cash which was in his pocket along with his smart phone and handed it to the perpetrator. A seemingly unsatisfied carjacker then pushed Budram out of the Silver Grey Raum bearing registration number HC 6506 and drove away.The man then walked to another branch of the taxi service at Buxton and related what took place. He also called his employer. The traumatised man then went to the Vigilance Police Station where he made a report.The Police have since obtained CCTV footage from the Nonpariel base which is being used as they continue their investigations.Just a few weeks ago, another employee of the said taxi service was also attacked and robbed at Ruimveldt, Georgetown. The victim, Ramnarine, was requested by a customer to be taken to Ruimveldt but was attacked and robbed of his valuables.That matter was also reported but no one was arrested even though CCTV footage was obtained.last_img read more

Reports – Juventus to sell Manchester United target Vidal?

first_img1 Arturo Vidal in action for Juventus Juventus are considering selling Manchester United target Arturo Vidal, according to reports in Italy.Sport Mediaset claim that, despite resisting big-money offers for the Chilean star during the summer, they might decide to cash in on him when the transfer window opens in the New Year.This news will surely interest long-term admirers United once again but Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund are also said to be in the hunt.Vidal’s progress this season has been hampered by persistent knee problems, which required surgery to cure at the end of last season.Chile manager Jorge Sampaoli revealed that Vidal had felt his right knee again despite playing all 90 minutes in the nation’s 3-0 win over Peru on Friday.And it has now been suggested that Juventus are growing concerned about the long-term implications of Vidal’s injury and could be ready to sell.last_img read more

Author Peter F. Drucker dies

first_imgPeter F. Drucker, revered as the father of modern management for his numerous books and articles stressing innovation, entrepreneurship and strategies for dealing with a changing world, died Friday at 95, a spokesman for Claremont Graduate University said. Drucker died of natural causes at his home in Claremont, east of Los Angeles, said spokesman Bryan Schneider. Drucker was considered a management visionary for his recognition that dedicated employees are key to the success of any corporation, and marketing and innovation should come before worries about finances. His motivational techniques were used by executives at some of the biggest companies in corporate America, including Intel Corp. and Sears, Roebuck & Co. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week In 2002, Drucker was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom. He has been called “the world’s foremost pioneer of management theory” and a champion of concepts such as privatization, management by objective and decentralization. Business Week magazine hailed him as “the most enduring management thinker of our time,” and Forbes magazine featured him on a 1997 cover under the headline: “Still the Youngest Mind.” In the early 1940s, General Motors invited Drucker to study its inner workings. That experience led to his first management book, “Concept of the Corporation,” in 1946. He went on to write more than 30 books. “He’s very much an intellectual leader, and that’s not common,” said D. Quinn Mills, a professor at Harvard Business School who shared the podium at several conferences with Drucker. Quinn described Drucker’s insights as rare. After the big stock market decline of October 1987, Drucker said he had expected it, “and not for economic reasons, but for aesthetic and moral reasons.” “The last two years were just too disgusting a spectacle,” Drucker said. “Pigs gorging themselves at the trough are always a disgusting spectacle, and you know it won’t last long.” Drucker termed Wall Street brokers “a totally nonproductive crowd which is out for a lot of easy money.” “When you reach the point where the traders make more money than investors, you know it’s not going to last,” he said. “The average duration of a soap bubble is known. It’s about 26 seconds,” Drucker said. “Then the surface tension becomes too great and it begins to burst. “For speculative crazes, it’s about 18 months.” Drucker was born in Vienna, and educated there and in England. He earned a doctorate in international law while working as a newspaper reporter in Frankfurt, Germany. He remained in Germany until 1933, when one of his essays was banned by the Nazi regime. For a time, he worked as an economist for a bank in London, then moved to the United States in 1937. He taught politics and philosophy at Bennington College in Vermont and for more than 20 years was a professor of management at New York University’s graduate business school. Beginning in 1971, he taught a course for midcareer executives at Claremont Graduate School in California, which named its business school after him. His management books included: “The Effective Executive,” 1966; “Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices,” 1974; and “Managing in a Time of Great Change,” 1995. In 2004, he put out “The Daily Drucker: 366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done.” He also wrote scores of articles for the academic and popular press, and two novels and a 1979 autobiography, “Adventures of a Bystander.” While much of his career was spent studying employees in the workplace, he also dedicated time to the service sector, founding the New York-based Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, known since 2003 as the Leader to Leader Institute. Jack Beatty, a senior editor at Atlantic Monthly magazine who wrote the book “The World According to Peter Drucker,” described the management guru as “uproariously funny (with) a great rapport. You ask him a question and it can go on for some time.” Drucker is survived by his wife, Doris, and their four children, Claremont said. 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

KOREAN AMBASSADOR TO VISIT DONEGAL TOMORROW

first_imgThe Mayor of Donegal Cllr. Ian McGarvey will welcome His Excellency the Korean Ambassador Mr. Hae-Yun Park to Donegal tomorrow at a reception in the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny.Mayor Ian McGarveyAmbassador Park expressed an interest in visiting the North West following a meeting with the Special EU Programmes Body earlier this year.He will visit Donegal on Tuesday and meet with individuals who have been involved in community based peace building projects and activities. Cllr. Dessie Larkin, Chair of the Donegal CDB Peace and Reconciliation Partnership believes that “this is a great opportunity for Ambassador Park who has been previously posted in Afghanistan and Iraq. He will see first hand the impact that these innovative peace building projects is having on this region”.Speaking before the visit the Mayor of Donegal referred to the Republic of Korea’s remarkable economic achievements saying that “with a population of 50 million the Republic of Korea (South Korea) is now the Worlds 15th largest economy and their successful transition to a dynamic knowledge economy is a lesson for us all”.He added “I am delighted to be welcoming Ambassador Park to Donegal on Tuesday. The Republic of Korea is one of the most successful economies in the world today and we are honoured that the Ambassador is making an official visit to the county.“I am sure we will have an opportunity to discuss areas of mutual interest including the promotion of Donegal and the North West region as a destination of choice for visitors from Korea”. Amongst those to officially welcome the Ambassador will be the Mayor of Donegal Cllr. Ian Mc Garvey, Cllr. Dessie Larkin, Chairperson of the Donegal CDB Peace & Reconciliation Partnership and Mr. Michael O’ hEanaigh, Director or Service, Donegal County Council.The delegation will get an opportunity to learn about the work of the Council’s Hands of History project and how exploring our shared history is an important step in building a shared future for everyone in the county. They will also hear from Abhaile Aris and will get a chance to view the Local People exhibition in the Regional Cultural Centre. This reception will conclude with a musical piece from the PEACE III funded Intergenerational Music Group. KOREAN AMBASSADOR TO VISIT DONEGAL TOMORROW was last modified: December 16th, 2013 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:Korean AmbassadorMayor Ian McGarveylast_img read more

Ticklish scenario for Vipers as they visit sturbbon Kirinya JSS

first_img Tags: Charles AyiekoGeofrey Waswakirinya jssStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetopvipers sc Vipers have won all their first four games this seasonStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueKirinya JSS vs Vipers SCThe Mighty Arena, NinjaTuesday, 30-10-2018JINJA – Vipers will hope to maintain their 100% winning start to the league when they travel east to face Kirinya JSS on Tuesday afternoon.The Venoms have been in splendid form since day one, winning all of their first four league outings and currently sit atop the log with a perfect 12 points out of a possible 12.Javier Martinez’s charges have so far take care of Ndejje University, Maroons, Nyamityobora and SC Villa, scoring a league high seven goals whilst conceding just two.However, they face a potential ‘banana skin’ when they visit a Kirinya JSS side that has always caused them issues away from home.The Venoms are still winless in their previous two fixtures away to the Students including a 1-1 in their title winning season last.Kirinya will themselves be confident going into the game after losing only one of their first three games.In their first two home games, Kirinya have drawn 2-2 with SC Villa and also lost 3-0 to Onduparaka in their last outing.What they are saying going into the game:Charles Ayieko, Kirinya head coach:“Its a big test for us coz we lost our last game in bad fashion at home and they are on a 100% winning start.“Yes the fixture list has not be easy for us but at the end of the day, there is no easy team in the league and we have to play them all.“All I can assure everyone is that what happened against Onduparaka can’t happen again coz we have corrected all our mistakes.“It was a shock to us but we must learn from it.Geoffrey Wasswa Vipers Vice Captain:“We shall miss Taddeo Lwanga tomorrow but am confident I will command the boys to get the three points.“We need this game because every game counts and every point takes you to a new step.“Am sure we can pick a positive result.Viper will be without Captain Tadeo Lwanga who was sent off in their last game against SC Villa. Aggrey Madoi returns after shaking off an injury but is expected to start on the back as Yayo Lutimba retains his starting role.Match Stats:This will be the fifth top flight meeting between the two sides.Vipers have won two of the first fixtures with the Students, drawing one and losing the other.Kirinya go into the game unbeaten at home to Viper at home winning one and drawing the other of their two meetings.Last season Vipers took four points off Ayieko’s side including a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture.Kirinya heads into the game in fairly good form having lost only one of their last seven games (W2 D4).The Students have also been impressive at home lately, losing only three of their last 13 home league fixtures (W5 D5).However, they face a daunting task against a Vipers side that has not lost any of their last 21 league games (W18 D3).Away from home, the Venoms have not tested defeat in any of their last 10 league games (W7 D3).The other games on Tuesday:-SC Villa vs URA FC @04:00pm-Nyamityobora vs Police FC @04:30pm-Ndejje University vs Paidah Black Angels @04:30pm-Maroons vs Bul FC @04:30pm-Onduparaka FC vs Bright Stars @04:30pmComments last_img read more

A’s beat Cardinals playing NL baseball

first_imgST. LOUIS — Once the Oakland A’s started playing National League baseball Tuesday night, they beat one of the league’s best — historically and this season — at its own game.A double-switch by manager Bob Melvin in the bottom of the fourth inning set the stage for fireworks — back-to-back home runs and then a two-run double, by pinch hitting slugger Khris Davis — in the top of the fifth en route to a 7-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the interleague game at Busch Stadium.Oakland …last_img read more

Huffington Post lists 15 reasons why Cape Town is No. 1

first_imgSunset in Sea Point, Cape Town. By Anne Taylor20 May 2014“One destination continues to hold the number one spot in our wanderlust-filled hearts: Cape Town,” writes Hayden Rockwell in the Huffington Post’s Travel section. “Trust us, if you’re going to travel anywhere this year, it should be to Cape Town.”Warning travellers that they should be prepared for cooler-than-summer temps, he goes on to list 15 “facts” – because he can’t sell us on opinion  alone – why Cape Town should be Number 1 on your travel agenda. A few of my favourites:• From Clifton to Camps Bay, you’ll find some of the most picturesque beach communities at the foot of the mountain. There are plenty of beachfront bars to enjoy a sundowner at: “With a Savanna Cider in hand, the awe-inspiring sunsets will make you wonder where this beautiful place has been all your life.”Just outside the city is … Boulders Beach, “home to about 3 000 adorable penguins. Just imagine the Instagram potential of this place.”• Long Street is “pretty much Bourbon Street, but it’s not nearly as over-crowded or over-priced. The nightlife in Cape Town is unmatched. The drinks are cheap, the bars are fun and the music scene is taking off.”• The Neighbourgoods Market at Old Biscuit Mill is “the most epic weekend market of all time. Spend a Saturday roaming through the stalls and we assure you, you’ll never want to leave. Exotic food creations are not limited and the Ostrich burger should be at the top of your list.”It’s been one hell of a year so far for the Mother City, ranking high on most international travel lists. Having moved here from the Eastern Cape three years ago, I’m still relishing the city as a fresh-faced immigrant. Exploring Kirstenbosch, hiking in Silvermine Reserve, and sundowners on Llandudno beach remain my top three things to do.Read HuffPo’s full list hereFind out more about Travelling to South Africa on SouthAfrica.infolast_img read more