PERFORMANCE OF NOTE NEEDED He came to prominence following his heroics in the T20 World Cup final against England, but with scores of nought and eight, he is yet to weigh in with any performance of note. After playing an unchanged team in the opening games with little change in the outcome, Brathwaite said selectors were contemplating using a few new faces for the final game set for the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. All-rounder Rovman Powell and fast bowler Kesrick Williams are two uncapped players in the squad who could come in while Chadwick Walton and Test and one-day captain, Jason Holder, are also yet to play. SQUADS: PAKISTAN – Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Sohail Tanvir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Rumman Raees, Saad Nasim. WEST INDIES – Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Evin Lewis, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher , Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Jerome Taylor, Samuel Badree, Jason Holder, Rovman Powell, Kesrick Williams, Chadwick Walton. ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): Reigning World champions West Indies find themselves in the unfamiliar position of battling to avoid a whitewash when they clash with Pakistan in the final Twenty20 International of the three-match series today. Battered following two bruising defeats in the opening games in Dubai, West Indies will aim for a dramatic turnaround in order to extract some semblance of pride from what has otherwise been a humbling experience. The side, which won an unprecedented second T20 World Cup last April in India, are yet to display that swagger and captain Carlos Brathwaite said now was a good a time as any for his unit to make their presence felt. “Every game we play, we go out there to win. Psychologically, going into the longer format – the 50 overs – it would do us a hell of a lot of good to get a victory,” Brathwaite said yesterday. “We need to go out there and do the things we know how to do, do them better than we did in the first two games, and we’re more than confident that we can come out with a win.” In both games so far, West Indies have suffered batting meltdowns. In the opening game last Friday, they were bundled out for 115 paving the way for Pakistan’s uncomplicated nine-wicket victory. And in the second game the following day, the Caribbean side botched their run chase in pursuit of 161, to go down by 16 runs. “One glaring problem that I can see is the batting, especially the top order batting. We haven’t been making the most of the first six overs with only the two fielders out and then it became harder and harder [as the innings progressed],” he explained. “In the very first game, we had five wickets down … and then chasing 160 [in the second game] and being only 20-odd in the first six overs, it’s going to be a lot more difficult especially with such huge boundaries. “So I think the top order batting and the misuse of the first six overs was our downfall in the first two games.” Brathwaite, in only his second series as captain after replacing the sacked two-time World Cup-winning skipper Darren Sammy, is also yet to fire.
View comments Giorgio Petrosyan for ONE Super Series. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFilipino fight fans will get the first look at some of the world’s best strikers strut their stuff as ONE Championship launches its Super Series on Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.This new offering from ONE will feature top-flight martial artists whether it’s from boxing, Muay Thai, kickboxing, karate and other forms of striking arts.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “The most exciting for me is the Super Series. The fact that we have Giorgio Petrosyan, the pound-for-pound greatest kickboxer on the planet,” Sityodtong said. “It’s going to be a treat for the fight fans.”The Petrosyan-Nattawut bout is among the highlights of ONE: Heroes of Honor, which features Filipino MMA star Kevin Belingon and Andrew Leone in the main event.The winner between Belingon and Leone gets a title shot for the bantamweight belt.Two other Filipinos fighting in the card are former featherweight champion Honorio Banario and Gina Iniong.Banario clashes with heavy-handed veteran Adrian Pang of Australia in the lightweight division while Iniong faces Jenny Huang in the women’s atomweight.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Animal rights groups slam bear use at Russian soccer match ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast “I love all striking arts. ONE Championship has been so big now. So I said, what can we do to make the fans happier all over the world?” ONE chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong said during the kick-off press conference for ONE: Heroes of Honor Tuesday at City of Dreams Manila.“For me, how can we get the best mixed martial artists in the world? It doesn’t matter whether it’s Brazilian jiujitsu, wrestling, Muay Thai, kickboxing. We want all the very best in the world to compete here.”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 crownLooking to unveil the Super Series in style, ONE’s first offering will be headlined by kickboxing superstar Giorgio Petrosyan, who faces an exciting fighter in Jo Nattawut of Thailand.The 32-year-old Petrosyan, who was born in Armenia before moving to Italy at 13, is one of the most celebrated kickboxers of all time with his numerous accolades include back-to-back K-1 World Max World Championship titles. He boasts a record of 85-2-2, 38 KOs and is currently on a 10-fight winning run. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “I’m competing against a tough fighter in Adrian Pang so this is going to be an exciting bout,” said Banario.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES read more
Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Robinson was an unheralded recruit out of high school in Raleigh, North Carolina, and stayed in school for three years. Last year with the Eagles, he averaged 20.7 points per game.He’s not new to Los Angeles, either. Robinson spent last summer working out with other NBA players before returning to Boston College for his final season.The Clippers have gone through a lot of change over the last year in trading Chris Paul to Houston almost one year ago and Blake Griffin — the former No. 1 overall pick — to Detroit in January.Coach Doc Rivers recently signed a contract extension with the Clippers.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michigan State’s Miles Bridges, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 12th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)LOS ANGELES — The Clippers came out of the first round of the NBA draft with a new-look backcourt.They drafted forward Miles Bridges of Michigan State with the 12th overall pick Thursday night then quickly sent him and two future second-round picks to the Hornets for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, whom Charlotte picked at No. 11. They used the second of their back-to-back picks to select Jerome Robinson of Boston College at No. 13.ADVERTISEMENT Gilgeous-Alexander grew up in Canada and played for the Canadian Junior National Team. He played high school basketball in Tennessee and one season at Kentucky.At Kentucky, Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 14.4 points, 5.1 assists and 1.6 steals.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 crownHe joins Robinson as the Clippers’ two newest guards.“It’s something you can’t put into words,” Robinson said during the telecast of the draft. “It’s a crazy, unreal feeling. I’m very excited.” 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 Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Knicks select Kentucky’s Kevin Knox with No. 9 pick Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial View comments read more
…claims $4.2B remitted to Consolidated FundThe National Industrial and Commercial Investments (NICIL) has said since 2015, it remitted excess to the Consolidated Fund.According to NICIL, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Horace James, in a release to Guyana Times, the entity has been remitting all dividends collected between 2015 and 2018 to the Consolidated Fund.“During the period 2015-2018, NICIL received dividends of $4.219 billion,” James said his release. “$4.2 billion was remitted to the Consolidated Fund for the same period.”NICIL CEO Horace JamesHe added that $19.9 million was retained by NICIL to cover its administrative expenses. “We wish to also point out that the Board of NICIL had requested a 10 per cent retention of funds collected. But that request was rejected by the Minister of Finance.”Prior to the change in Administration in 2015, the then parliamentary Opposition parties, the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC), had been heavily critical of the powers wielded by NICIL. There had specifically been much criticism of NICIL retaining dividends from several State-owned entities.According to a closely placed source, the APNU/AFC coalition Government continues to run NICIL the very same way it used to be run when they were heavily critical of its operation.“APNU/AFC continues to use NICIL in the same way. In fact, they’ve taken all of (Guyana Sugar Corporation) GuySuCo’s shares and transferred (them) to NICIL,” the source said. “And they’ve taken all of the assets of GuySuCo and invested (them) in NICIL. They continue to run NICIL along the same lines (they previously criticised).”The source added that Government has taken one of Guyana’s largest entities and placed it under the control of NICIL. Following Government’s decision to close the Enmore and Rose Hall Sugar Estates, and sell the Skeldon Sugar Factory, a Special Purpose Unit (SPU) operating out of NICIL has been leading the divestment process. Run by Colvin Heath-London, the SPU has contracted an overseas firm to do the valuation of assets, while advertising for various bidders who would tender for parts of the estate – from land to scrap metal. On the other hand, Government in 2016 purchased the 40 million shares Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) had in the Berbice River Bridge. NICIL had previously held shares in the Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated, but these were sold to the National Insurance Scheme. read more
– greeted by placard-bearing protesters from outside and within Parliament’s chamber– PPP dubs sitting ‘another waste’ of taxpayers moneyBy Jarryl BryanParliament got underway on Thursday with President David Granger addressing the House. But after passing through a large crowd of placard-bearing protesters outside Public Building, there was no respite inside the Parliament chambers as Granger was also faced with protests from parliamentarians seated on the Opposition benches.Members of the parliamentary Opposition hold up placards in protest during the President’s address to Parliament on Thursday (Carl Croker photo)Doggedly reading from a prepared speech even as the Opposition Members of Parliament heckled and waved placards, Granger reeled off the measures his Government has been implementing. At the same time, however, cries from the Opposition regarding Government’s job creation policy and Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) went unanswered.President David Granger’s address to Parliament“The nation’s economy has been prudently managed over the past 30 months,” Granger claimed. “This has allowed for moderate economic growth of 3.1 per cent in 2015 and 3.3 per cent in 2016, despite the unfavourable external environment.“Economic growth would not have been possible without the achievement of macroeconomic stability. The Ministry of Finance has acted to create a favourable environment for business development, to protect investments, to moderate inflation and to maintain a stable exchange rate.”Granger also lauded his Government’s work in social protection. According to the President, much has been done to improve the lot of workers. He referred to the Government’s increase of the minimum wage as an example.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo interacting with protestors“Your Government adopted measures to improve the living standards of workers. The minimum wage of public servants increased by over 50 per cent, or from $39,540 to $60,000, within the past 26 months. We reduced the income tax rate and increased the income tax threshold by a minimum of 20 per cent – measures which boosted our working people’s disposable income,” the President stated.According to him, national competitiveness has been enhanced by the reduction of the corporation tax rate for manufacturing and non-commercial companies from 30 per cent to 27.5 per cent. President Granger also declared that the Value-Added Tax (VAT) was reduced to 14 per cent and the VAT threshold increased from $10 million to $15 million.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo speaking to members of the Media outside Public BuildingsThe President heaped praise on the work of the Ministries in other areas, such as Public Telecommunications and Agriculture. In the case of Education, Granger expressed his commitment to improving conditions for students and teachers.He also spoke of efforts to upgrade the physical infrastructure of hospitals and health clinics. Noting that the manpower needs of the Police Force were being addressed, Granger said that extensive upgrades of systems were being completed.Elephant in the roomOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo being embraced by protesters outside Public Buildings on ThursdayBut there was a proverbial elephant in the room that was in fact only mentioned by the President in passing. And that is the unilateral appointment of retired Justice James Patterson as the Chairman of GECOM.A number of individuals and organisations spanning a wide cross-section of society have soundly criticised and condemned the President’s decision, including the Guyana Bar Association; the Berbice Bar Association; the Private Sector Commission (PSC); the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI).Criticism has also come from the Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) and members of the Diaspora. In addition, the political Opposition filed a legal challenge in the courts seeking to revoke Patterson’s appointment.There have even been resignations following the appointment; that of noted activist Christopher Ram from a committee handling the setting up of a local law school; and Major General (ret’d) Joe Singh from his position as a Presidential Advisor.And while the Alliance For Change (AFC) has solidly been in Granger’s corner, its Canadian chapter broke ranks, recently announcing its split from the party over the issue.In light of the heated debate in the public domain, persons had expressed expectations that the President would use the occasion to address concerns regarding the issue. In his reaction to the President’s address, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo was not impressed.“I said it at the press conference yesterday. This is standard fare for the President. We could have expected another good life speech, opening up the interior, that the forestry sector’s job is to monitor the forests; useless things.“He has not dealt with any of the major issues affecting Guyanese. Crime and how he will tackle it, how he will tackle the loss of jobs in our economy, how he will tackle investments. In fact, he said we are attracting more investments, when the reality is very different. He even talks about projects that were started under the PPP. Does he not have anything original or relevant to say?” the Opposition Leader questioned.Jagdeo said that while Granger provided a “lecture” on governance and the law, he has in fact been undermining the rule of law. He also noted that the PPP/Civic opted for an active protest in Parliament over walking out, in order to better highlight its grievances to representatives of the international community sitting in the gallery.In a press statement, the parliamentary Opposition went even further in slamming the President. According to the Party, the President paid “lip service” to the rule of law in his speech, as it relates to the highly contentious GECOM appointment.“As usual, the President’s speech consisted of his usual platitudes and patronising sentiments. It did not address the real issues about which the Guyanese people are genuinely concerned at this point in time.“For example, the unconstitutional appointment of a Chairman of GECOM, job creation, heavy taxation, the lack of investment, the closure of the sugar industry, the neglect of our farmers and miners, the spiralling crime wave and other pressing issues of public importance.”The Party also called Thursday’s parliamentary sitting “another waste of taxpayers’ dollars”, in light of the fact that the Government did not deal with any other business on the Order Paper after the President completed his address.“After a three months’ hiatus and with several issues of national importance pending on the Order Paper, we expected that the Government would have used the occasion to treat with those matters.”“However, after the President’s address, the Government side appeared exhausted and were not prepared to continue with the important business of the National Assembly. So, millions of dollars have been wasted today just to hear President Granger deliver a speech filled with rhetoric, propaganda and which was devoid of substance,” the Opposition Party posited. read more
ESPN.com reported Stallworth’s contract could be worth $33.1 million over six years, including a guaranteed $3.6 million for 2007. Stallworth leaves the Philadelphia Eagles after one season in which he caught 38 passes for 725 yards and five touchdowns in 12 regular-season games. He also had six catches for 141yards and two scores in two playoff games. The 28-year-old Stallworth played four years in New Orleans after being selected in the first round in the 2002 NFL draft. He has 233 career receptions for 3,516 yards and 28TDs in 68 games. Stallworth’s departure leaves a huge void in Philadelphia’s passing game. He gives Brady and the Patriots a legitimate deep threat with gamebreaking skills. Reche Caldwell led New England with 61 catches for 760yards and four TDs last season. No other player had more than 49 catches for the Patriots, who traded away Deion Branch after a contract dispute last year. “Pacman” threatened: Adam “Pacman” Jones has drawn the attention of authorities again. This time police arrested a man for threatening the Tennessee Titans’ cornerback with a pocket knife. Police arrested Clayton Smith of Spring Hill, Tenn., on Friday night after he pulled a knife on Jones at a bowling alley. Smith “threatened to beat up Mr. Jones and to use the knife on him,” said Franklin police detective Stephanie Cisco, who was at the Franklin Family Entertainment Center when the incident occurred around 10:15 p.m. She said Jones, who has been questioned by police in 10 separate incidents since being drafted in April 2005, wasn’t doing anything wrong. Donte’ Stallworth will be catching passes from Tom Brady instead of Donovan McNabb next year. Stallworth and the New England Patriots agreed Sunday on a multiyear contract. The deal was confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. Smith, 33, was charged with aggravated assault. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! read more
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The rest of the West players took if from there as they rolled to a 56-0 victory over winless Hawthorne at Hawthorne on Thursday night. “We can’t take any team lightly,” Baucham said. “We have to take every game like it was a championship game and come to play. My O-line busted their butts for me tonight and opened up some big holes for me to run through. All the credit goes to them.” Baucham didn’t waste much time as he scored less than 30 seconds into the game from 20 yards out to give West (3-0) a quick 7-0 lead. Less than two minutes later, Baucham scored from 10 yards out to push the lead to 14-0. After a Hawthorne punt set up West at the Cougars’ 44-yard line, it took Baucham three plays to reach the end zone this time on a 24-yard run. Moments later Baucham broke off his final score of the evening an electrifying 62-yard run down the right sideline to make the score 28-0. “We were running the ball pretty well,” West coach Greg Holt said. “Our offensive line was a little banged up tonight, but some guys stepped in a did a good job tonight. Overall I was proud of our guys as we came out with some good intensity early and our defense played strong throughout.” In the second quarter, with Baucham on the sideline, backup running back Aric Morales stepped in and kept West’s offense rolling as he scored two touchdowns from 4 and 6 yards, in a six-minute timespan to increase West’s lead to 42-0 at halftime. Early in the third quarter, Morales reached the end zone one final time, running in from seven yards out to put West up, 49-0. “I was happy to get more carries tonight,” said Morales, who had 150 yards on 15 carries. “It’s a pleasure to play behind Brian. I get a chance to learn a lot. I learn more and more each game. Our defense did a great job shutting them down tonight as well.” West will face crosstown rival South Torrance (3-0) next week, and Baucham is chomping at the bit for that contest. “It’s a big game for us and we aren’t going to hold anything back,” Baucham said. “We are going to play our hearts out.” West finished with 405 yards rushing on 34 carries. Hawthorne is 0-4.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PREP FOOTBALL: Hawthorne is no match for the Warriors, who rush for 405 yards. By David Rice CORRESPONDENT West Torrance’s Brian Baucham had 200 yards on 10 carries and scored four touchdowns, and that was in just one quarter. read more
BRADBURY – A Bradbury Estates woman who owns six skilled nursing facilities in Southern and Central California was arrested Thursday on suspicion of bribing a Los Angeles County Department of Health Services nursing home inspector, authorities said. Marlene Zerna Robertson, 62, owner of MZR, Inc., was booked at Los Angeles County jail on five counts of bribery and one count of conspiracy to commit bribery, authorities said. State agents said they also arrested alleged co-conspirators Josemar Aberin Mercado, 49, of Bradbury Estates, who was booked on one count of conspiracy to commit bribery, and MZR corporate administrator Isidra Abacan Agulto, 54, of Glendale, who was booked on five counts of bribery and one count of conspiracy to commit bribery. MZR operates facilities in Pasadena, Los Angeles, Compton, Fontana, Fresno and Hemet, with a total of 530 beds. From 2004 to the present, Robertson and MZR received firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475160Want 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2$44.2 million in Medi-Cal payments, according to authorities. “The owner of these homes lived in luxury on the taxpayers’ dime while the senior citizens she was paid to care for lived in squalor,” said Attorney General Bill Lockyer. Following the arrests, Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse agents executed search warrants at the homes of Robertson and Agulto, MZR headquarters in Los Angeles, and the Pasadena and Los Angeles facilities. State agents said the arrests came in connection with $7,000 in alleged bribes Robertson paid to a LADHS facilities inspector working for BMFEA as a confidential informant. The payments were allegedly made from Dec. 24, 2005, through April 4. The LADHS employee contacted BMFEA after the first payment of $500, authorities said. read more
FOOTBALL: The FAI have decided that the result between Finn Harps and Sligo Rovers which was abandoned on Saturday night due to floodlight failure will stand.Referee Padraig Sutton halted play in the 87th minute when the game stood at 1-1. Partial floodlight failure occurred at The Showgrounds, and after waiting fifteen minutes for the lighting to be restored the game was abandoned.Chris Lyons had given Sligo a first-half lead, but that was cancelled out by a thunderbolt from Damien McNulty in the 82nd minute.However, just minutes later as Harps pressed for a winner the lights went out and the game was postponed.Harps face Cockhill Celtic tomorrow night in the EA Sports Cup at Finn Park. FAI CONFIRM RESULT OF HARPS ABANDONED MATCH WITH SLIGO ROVERS was last modified: March 21st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:finn harpsnewsSligo RoversSport read more