MOST READ We are young Bali Pure turns back Valdez, Customs for 1-0 lead in semis Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria. Photo by Roy Luarca/INQUIRERLAS VEGAS—Manny Pacquiao’s power will be too much to bear for Jessie Vargas and will eventually be stopped.Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria told this to sportswriters Friday as he appeared at the press room of TheLegend vs The Champ at Wynn hotel.ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND “The end will come within eight rounds,” said Viloria, the former unified flyweight champion (World Boxing Associationand World Boxing Organization) as well as the former WBC and International Boxing Federation light flyweight titlist.The 35-year-old Viloria, born in Hawaii of Filipino descent, lost to reigning pound-for-pound king Roman Gonzales in their battle for the WBC flyweight title last year at Madison Square Garden in New York.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentWith Viloria (36 wins, 5 losses, 2 No Contests, 22 by knockouts) receiving a battering, the referee stopped the lopsided bout at the 2:53 mark of the ninth round.According to Viloria, the 1999 USA Boxer of the Year, he will resume fighting against a yet to be named opponent in January next year. 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town EDITORS’ PICK View comments Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
The Indian Commemoration Trust (ICT) will be holding its annual International Food Festival and Drinks Tasting on Saturday at the Indian Monument Gardens, Camp and Church Streets, Georgetown.The garden experience of cuisines from around the globe includes dances, music and videos highlighting performing arts from the different cultures being showcased. The Festival is expected to showcase cuisine from Mexican, Indian, Chilean, Chinese, Brazilian, Surinamese, South African, Trinidadian and Guyanese among several others.The event is entitled “Swadish” and will commence at 17:00h.A chit system is in place where a ticket is purchased for $1500 and the ticket holder receives $500 in chits. Food purchases are made with chits that can be purchased at the gate.
…for elections?The Carter Center made an invaluable contribution to Guyana and Guyanese back in 1992 when after two years of “behind the scene” and “on the scene” work, they were able to shepherd through the first “free and fair” elections in 28 years. Fast forward another twenty eight years and we’re once again in need of some help to facilitate another such elections. This weekend, the Carter Center’s back cause clearly, we haven’t been able to get our act (electorally) in all that time.There’s hope in some local quarters that the Center will once again be able to perform its legerdemain on this go-around, even though its team leader says they’re only here to “observe” our preparations. Back in 1990, when elections were due after the PNC’s massive 1985 rigging, Opposition parties had done yeoman work to lobby the Carter Center to offer their elections monitoring services. But if the truth be told, it wasn’t so much “legerdemain” than a shift in US foreign policy towards Guyana that really made the Carter Center’s intervention effective.We don’t have to rehearse the US’ objection to Jagan on ideological grounds in the 1960s that resulted in them orchestrating the PNC of Burnham’s taking of power. The PPP was seen as affecting the US strategic interest in controlling its “backyard”. It was the fall of the USSR in 1989 that made the US administration take a second look at the question of the PNC’s legitimacy vis a vis the PPP. Their Marxist slant was now seen as irrelevant to global politics.When lumpen elements organised by Hamilton Green stormed elections headquarters as the election results showed the PPP ahead, it took a call from the White House to President Hoyte to have him call in the troops to make them stand down. The point your Eyewitness wants to make is if the Carter Center will become a broker for free and fair elections once again, it will be the call of the present US administration of Donald Trump.The question, once again, is what is the US strategic interest at this time in Guyana and which party – the PPP or the PNC – do they see as best protecting that interest to cause them to engage into the process. Economic interest occasioned by ExxonMobil’s massive oil strikes are, of course, at the top of any list. But there is also our proximity and facility to Venezuela, where Maduro has been stymying the US administration’s call for a democratic regime change after they seized assets of US firms, including ExxonMobil’s.…for cheaper consumer goods?Well, the Trini conglomerate Ansa McAL has opened up what they call a “Massy Mega” in Guyana. They’ll be selling groceries and consumer goods at close to wholesale prices – imitating Costco and BJ’s in the US. Winston Jordan bigged up the opening as a massive infusion of Foreign Domestic Investment (FDI) into the Guyanese economy.He took time out to “throw shade” at the Opposition Leader for calling out some foreign businessmen but wasn’t possessed of the testicular fortitude to call the name of the man who used to be his boss in the same Ministry he now heads. But your Eyewitness has a couple of questions for Jordan. Does he really think that opening bigger stores to sell imported consumer merchandise to Guyanese is really “developing” Guyana?? Who’ll be buying these consumer goods when his Government has actually reduced the cash circulating in the economy by tossing thousands into the streets and taxing the remaining working stiffs to such $90Billions out of their pockets??…in CPL slugfestYour Eyewitness is still breathless at more than 485 runs being scored at Warner Park in St Kitts the other night by the Tallawahs and the Patriots.He swears the referee got whiplash from following the ball over the stands!!
As part of its efforts to empower local market women in the J. J. Y.Gardnersville Township in District #12 in Montserrado County, the ‘Friends of Dr. George Beyan Semah’ has launched a women’s empowerment loan scheme in the township.Presenting the L$80,000 to the township, during the launch of the program held at the Bishop Tue Institute in Gardnersville, its chairman D. Findesco Lama said the scheme was in response to numerous appeals by market women in the district.According to Mr. Lama, the loan scheme is a pilot project to benefit eight women that would be selected in the township.He said the beneficiaries will be increased to eleven if those who have been selected to use for the first six months live up to expectation.In response, Madam Ella Swean, chairlady of the J.J.Y Gardnersville Market Women Association, thanked the ‘Friends of Dr. George Beyan Semah’ for coming to their aid.“We are very happy and we want to say thanks for coming to help us in this community. We are going to use the money wisely, so that other women will benefit from it,” she noted.Eight market women in the J. J.Y Gardnersville Township will benefit from the scheme and repay the money, to be divided among them in six months.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000Auckland Blues centre Sonny Bill Williams is facing six weeks out that could harm his World Cup chances © AFP / MICHAEL BRADLEYWELLINGTON, New Zealand, Apr 11 – All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams is facing six weeks on the sidelines with minor knee surgery, the Auckland Blues said on Thursday, denting his hopes of going for a third Rugby World Cup title in September.Blues coach Leon MacDonald said it was a “big blow” to lose the 33-year-old former rugby league star and heavyweight boxer, who will undergo arthroscopic surgery after suffering an injury on March 30. Williams, who was hurt setting up a crucial try in the Blues’ Super Rugby win over the Western Stormers, was already facing competition for a midfield slot in the All Blacks’ World Cup squad.“It’s a big blow, I feel sorry for him. It’s unfortunate for him,” MacDonald told media in Auckland. “Whatever he decides to do, he puts his mind to it and he sort of makes happen.“If he still wants to play later on, he’s the sort of guy that you would never write off. He’s pretty determined guy, this year he wants to make the World Cup squad and be a part of that obviously.“He’s pretty driven to make sure he recovers well from this injury and gets back on the field.”The 51-Test veteran lifted the World Cup in 2011 and 2015, but he has racked up a series of injuries in recent years.Ryan Crotty, Ngani Laumape and Anton Lienert-Brown are among the other All Blacks centres vying for a spot at the World Cup in Japan.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
NEW YORK – The massacre of 32 people at Virginia Tech by a mentally disturbed student gunman was chosen the top story of 2007 by U.S. editors and news directors in The Associated Press’ annual vote. The rampage, which prompted colleges nationwide to reassess their emergency response systems, received 82 first-place votes out of 271 ballots cast for the top 10 stories. The mortgage crisis, which roiled the U.S. housing market, was the No. 2 story, and the war in Iraq placed third. Iraq was the No. 1 story in 2006, and has finished in the top three since 2002 – the year of the prewar buildup. Here are 2007’s top 10 stories, as voted by AP members: AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson1. VIRGINIA TECH KILLINGS: Seung-Hui Cho, 23, who had avoided court-ordered mental health treatment despite a history of psychiatric problems, killed two fellow students in a dormitory on April 16, detoured to mail a hate-filled video of himself to NBC News, then shot dead 30 students and professors in a classroom building before killing himself. It was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. 2. MORTGAGE CRISIS: A record-setting wave of mortgage foreclosures, coupled with a steep slump in the housing market, buffeted financial markets, caused multibillion-dollar losses at major banks and investment firms, and became an issue in the presidential campaign. 3. IRAQ WAR: The “surge” that sent more U.S. troops to Iraq was credited with helping reduce the overall level of violence. But thousands of Iraqis and hundreds of U.S. personnel were killed nonetheless during the year, and Iraqi political leaders struggled to make meaningful progress toward national reconciliation. 4. OIL PRICES: Oil prices soared to record highs, at one point reaching nearly $100 a barrel. The high prices, which burdened motorists and owners of oil-heated homes, nudged Congress to pass an energy bill that ordered an increase in motor vehicles’ fuel efficiency. 5. CHINESE EXPORTS: An array of Chinese exports were recalled, ranging from toys with lead paint to defective tires to tainted toothpaste and food. Despite the high-profile problems, America’s trade deficit with China was running at record-high levels. 6. GLOBAL WARMING: Warnings about the consequences of global warming gained intensity with new reports from scientific panels and a Nobel Prize to Al Gore for his environmental crusading that included the film “An Inconvenient Truth.” Across the U.S., many state governments sought to cap emissions blamed for global warming. 7. BRIDGE COLLAPSE: An Interstate 35 bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis collapsed during the evening rush hour on Aug. 1, killing 13 people and injuring about 100. The disaster fueled concern about possible structural flaws in other bridges nationwide. 8. PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN: In a yearlong drama with shifting subplots, large fields in both major parties battled for support ahead of the caucuses and primaries that will decide the 2008 presidential nominees. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama led among the Democrats; some polls showed five Republicans with double-digit support. 9. IMMIGRATION DEBATE: A compromise immigration plan, backed by President Bush and Democratic leaders, collapsed in Congress due to Republican opposition. The plan would have enabled millions of illegal immigrants to move toward citizenship, while also bolstering border security. The issues remained alive in the presidential campaign. 10. IRAN’S NUCLEAR PROGRAM: Worried that the ultimate goal is a nuclear arsenal, the United States and other countries pressed Iran to halt uranium enrichment. Iran said it never had a weapons program. A U.S. intelligence report concluded there was such an effort, but it stopped in 2003. Just missing the Top 10 were the Southern California wildfires and the resignation of Alberto Gonzales as attorney general. The balloting reflected a diverse news year, with 27 different stories receiving at least one first-place vote. The mortgage crisis got 48 first-place votes, Iraq 40 and oil prices 25. Write-in votes were cast for two events that occurred after AP’s ballot was distributed – the shooting at an Omaha mall that left nine people dead, and the Mitchell Report on use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball. Another write-in vote was for “cheaters and liars” – collectively addressing the many athletes and other public figures entangled in scandals. Among stories about pop culture celebrities, the saga surrounding the death of Anna Nicole Smith got the most votes, finishing in 32nd place ahead of such stories as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the departure of Tony Blair as British prime minister, and the military crackdown in Myanmar. “Anyone who picks the Anna Nicole Smith story in the Top Ten should be beaten with sticks,” commented Mike Bailey, managing editor of The Courier News in Elgin, Ill. John Moeur, managing editor of the Daily Herald in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., suggested that 2007’s top development was broader than those on the ballot – and distinctly bleak. “In our opinion, the top story must reflect the nation’s stifling problems and the inability of either the Bush administration or the Democrat-led Congress to find solutions other than bickering,” he wrote on his ballot.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
“I was planning a hunting trip next year if I didn’t get in this year,” Sutter said. Andre Dawson was fourth with 317 votes, followed by Bert Blyleven (277), Lee Smith (234), Jack Morris (214), Tommy John (154) and Steve Garvey (135). Pete Rose, baseball’s banned career hits leader, received 10 write-in votes in what would have been his final year of eligibility. Stricken from the ballot after going on the banned list for betting on Cincinnati while managing the team, Rose was written in on 249 of 7,207 ballots over 15 years. The other players in the Hall who primarily were relievers are Hoyt Wilhelm (elected in 1985), Rollie Fingers (1992) and Dennis Eckersley (2004). Sutter said Gossage and Smith also should be in. “I just think sometimes that the voters try to compare us with the starting pitchers,” he said. “We can’t compete with their statistics, their innings or their strikeouts. I think if you compare us against each other, I think you’ll see we’re all pretty equal. … Without us, it’s tough to win.” Sutter was a six-time All-Star and the 1979 NL Cy Young Award winner, compiling 300 saves during a 12-season major league career with the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis and Atlanta that ended in 1988. He had a 68-71 record with a 2.83 ERA and was third on the saves list when his career was cut short by a torn rotator cuff now he’s 19th in saves. He credited Fred Martin, a Cubs minor league pitching coach, with teaching him the splitter late in the 1973 season, and Mike Roarke, another Cubs coach, with helping him refine it. “It just tickles me still when you see Roger Clemens, as great as he is, throw a split-finger and the hitter just swings and misses. They don’t see that ball that well,” Sutter said. “Jack Morris threw an awful good one and Mike Scott there’s a lot of great pitchers over the years that I think that pitch definitely helped their career.” Sutter turned to the splitter following elbow surgery. “I was a little reluctant to throw sliders or breaking balls anymore,” he said. “I was short with the fastball and short with the breaking ball. I needed another pitch or I would never have pitched in the big leagues.” When he first went on the ballot in 1994, Sutter received 109 votes (23.9 percent). His percentage rose to 66.7 last year, when Wade Boggs and Ryne Sandberg were elected and Sutter fell 43 votes short. “Were my stats good enough? I didn’t know,” Sutter said. “You just kind of keep hoping.” Rice’s percentage increased to 64.8 from 59.5 last year, and Gossage’s rose to 64.6 from 55.2, which bodes well for the pair. The highest percentage of votes gained by a player who wasn’t elected in a later year was 63.4 by Gil Hodges in 1983, his final time on the ballot. Orel Hershiser (58 votes) and Albert Belle (40) were the only players among the 14 first-time candidates to receive 5 percent, meaning they will remain on the ballot next year. Among those dropped were Will Clark (23 votes), Dwight Gooden (17), Willie McGee (12) and Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen (5). Sutter will be inducted into the Hall during ceremonies on July 30 in Cooperstown, N.Y. The Veterans Committee doesn’t vote this year, but a special Negro leagues and pre-Negro leagues selection committee meets Feb. 27. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Becoming the first pitcher elected to the Hall of Fame with no career starts, the split-finger pioneer was listed on 76.9 percent of the ballots, collecting 400 of a record 520 votes cast by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America who have been in the organization for 10 consecutive years or more. “It was a call that you always hope for, but you never really expect it to happen,” Sutter said. “I didn’t think it would affect me or hit me as hard as it did.” Players needed 390 votes (75 percent) to gain election. Boston Red Sox slugger Jim Rice fell 53 short, finishing second with 337 votes (64.8 percent), one ahead of reliever Goose Gossage. Sutter was the first player elected on the 13th try or later since Ralph Kiner in 1975. Rice was appearing for the 12th time and has three years remaining on the writers’ ballot. Gossage was on the ballot for the seventh time. It might be difficult for Rice and Gossage to gain votes next year, when Cal Ripken Jr., Tony Gwynn and Mark McGwire appear on the ballot for the first time. Each voter may select up to 10 players. And when he found out he had made it, Sutter flashed a signal, giving a “thumbs-up” to his wife, sons and daughters-in-law. “They started screaming,” he recalled, “and, actually, I started crying.” NEW YORK — After falling short a dozen times, Bruce Sutter was relieved. He became only the fourth reliever given baseball’s highest honor, gaining election to the Hall of Fame on Tuesday. “When the phone call came and the caller ID said ‘New York,” I thought, oh, maybe this is it,” he said.
9 9 9 Huddersfield Town – One day on top of the Premier League since the start of the 2013/14 season Manchester United have started the new Premier League season in style and, as a result, have now spent 27 days on top of the table.Now, that might not seem a big deal – they’re the 20-time champions, right?Well, since the start of the 2013/14 campaign, the Red Devils had only previous spent 13 days at the summit, which shows their previous fall from grace.But who have spent the longest at the top of the table during this spell? Click the right arrow above to find out… Manchester United – 40 days on top of the Premier League since the start of the 2013/14 season Manchester City – 191 days on top of the Premier League since the start of the 2013/14 season Leicester City – 149 days on top of the Premier League since the start of the 2013/14 season Hull City – One day on top of the Premier League since the start of the 2013/14 season – Click the right arrow above to see who has spent the most time at the summit… 9 9 Liverpool – 73 days on top of the Premier League since the start of the 2013/14 season 9 Arsenal – 159 days on top of the Premier League since the start of the 2013/14 season 9 9 Chelsea – 522 days on top of the Premier League since the start of the 2013/14 season 9 Tottenham Hotspur – Six days on top of the Premier League since the start of the 2013/14 season
4 scrap Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Giggs was handed the reins on an interim basis for the final four games of the 2013/14 season following David Moyes’ sacking, and Bosnich says the club made the right call not repeating this decision again.Another of Bosnich’s former United team-mates, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has been named caretaker manager until the end of the season following Jose Mourinho’s sacking. 4 United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been named interim boss until the end of the season BEST OF revealed Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos SORRY Jose Mourinho was sacked on Tuesday morning The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Most Read In Football Bosnich believes the current Wales boss can take over at United one day Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Mark Bosnich, back row first left, and Ryan Giggs, back row second left, played together at Manchester United latest gameday cracker Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 4 4 Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has been tipped to manage the club in the future by ex-team-mate Mark Bosnich.The former goalkeeper believes current Wales boss Giggs will return to the hot seat he briefly commanded at Old Trafford at some point soon. Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Bosnich said: “I think one day Ryan Giggs could manage Manchester United.“He’s obviously on his path of learning his trade at the moment before he can go further forward.“I’ve know Ryan since I was 16, and he’s always been top class with me.“It wouldn’t have been respectful towards Ryan to come in again as caretaker and then just leave at the end of the season.” Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT While Bosnich believes Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino would be the way forward for United in terms of long-term thinking next summer, he does believe Solskjaer can help stabilise the club in the meantime.He added: “Yes, he didn’t have a great time at Cardiff, but he’s worked in Norway for a while so has got some more experience.“Albeit that’s completely different circumstances to Manchester United and the pressure is on another level.“He’s a really good man though who knows the club inside out. I can’t speak highly enough of him.“He’ll be able to lean on Sir Alex Ferguson for advice, too. I know he’ll give it his best shout.”