All media houses should attend GOA’s 2016 elections

first_imgDear Editor,Did Guyana ever fully recover from boycotting the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, led by former President LFS Burnham? As a reminder, Guyana was slated to win gold by ‘Gilkes’ and to many, that boycott killed sport in Guyana; mainly track. I have spoken to many over the years and they all agreed. Some even asked me not to take them down that avenue because that situation killed the souls of many and they do not want to revisit that era. Burnham failed Guyana with that decision of boycotting. Yes, we stepped on the road to recovery, but nothing much to talk about. Can we get a total transformation? Yes, but we have to collectively be sheltered under one roof and firstly establish the objective of the mission and if we can afford huge sums for sports during the 2017 budget. A section of the media has started this new drama of blaming the current Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) President KA Juman-Yassin for Guyana’s failure at the just concluded 2016 Rio Olympic Games, which to my mind, in utter rubbish in its highest form. Guyana is a democratic country and it’s everyone’s right to challenge Juman-Yassin for his chair of the GOA and I welcome such a challenge.I expect every media house to have the same interest with every sport fraternity election in Guyana and not side out GOA’s elections. All media house should make it their duty to be present during the 2016 GOA elections.Yours faithfully,T Pembertonlast_img read more

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Jerwin Ancajas puts on show in TKO win over Japanese challenger

first_imgPagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard LATEST STORIES The Filipino boxing star put on a show eight months after a subpar performance against Mexico’s Alejandro Santiago in a fight that ended in a split draw.The 27-year-old Ancajas (31-1-2, 21 KOs) successfully defended his IBF super flyweight crown for the seventh time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs View commentscenter_img Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Photo from Top Rank Boxing Twitter accountMANILA, Philippines—Jerwin Ancajas redeemed himself in style after delivering a brutal beatdown of Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai in their world title fight Sunday (Manila time) at Stockton Arena in Stockton, California.Ancajas gave Funai a master class en route to a seven-round stoppage.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Crucial outing The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

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French Gastronomy Celebrated In Monrovia

first_imgExcellence and creativity were the watch words on Monday, 21st March 2016 at the residence of His Excellency Joel Godeau, Ambassador of France accredited to Liberia, when the more than 100 guests who attended a gastronomic gala dinner were accorded French hospitality in its finest form.The menu for the event showcased French gastronomy at its best and highlighted the talents of one of France’s renowned sons, Chef Jacques Laine, who served a variety of French cuisine excellently prepared and creatively displayed, to celebrate “Gout de France (Good France)”, an annual program presented by embassies of France the world over.Among those who attended the festive occasion was President Pro-Tempore Armah Jallah and other members of the Liberian Senate and Legislature, and several Ministers and Cabinet Members of the Liberian government, among them Foreign Minister Marjon Kamara, Defense Minister Brownie Samukai and Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Dr. Edward McClain Jr. Also in attendance were members of the Diplomatic Corps including the doyen, Guinean Ambassador Abdoulaye Dore, representatives of several international and non-governmental organizations including the European Union as well as members of the French Business Club of Liberia, an organization of 20 French companies operating in the country which has as its Secretary General, Mr. Jean-Michel Macia, Country Representative of BOLLORE Company (UMARCO).In his welcome remarks Ambassador Godeau stated that French gastronomy is not only a part of the “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” distinguished by UNESCO, but is also an opportunity for celebrating the universal values of sharing and conviviality to which the French are so attached. He went on to give special thanks to members of the French Business Club, stressing that their active and strong commitment contributed to making the second edition of the gastronomic gala dinner possible. Chef Jacques Laine, who accepted to come to Monrovia from Abidjan to prepare the dinner, was then described as “the real mastermind” of the event, and received a robust round of applause following his introduction as a son of the beautiful region of Normandy near Paris. Distinguished with two ‘MichelinStars’ when he operated restaurants in France as a younger man, Jacques later moved to Benin in West Africa where he worked for 17 years before relocating to la Cote d’Ivoire, where he now operates a restaurant, “le Jardin Gourmand”, first opened in 2014.Ambassador Godeau then thanked leading Liberian artist Leslie Lumeh for providing an important side event for the occasion…this was an exhibition of new paintings under the theme “Liberia: Striding Forward in the Aftermath; A Post Ebola Celebration”. He informed his distinguished audience that Leslie was recently selected to represent Liberia at an exhibition mounted in the National Theatre of Chaillot in Paris under the theme “Lumieres d’Afrique (African Lights)” with one artist each from Africa’s 54 countries, adding that such an international participation makes Lumeh a national asset Liberians can be proud of.In conclusion His Excellency described the mouthwatering menu: “terrine of duck Foie gras” and a “scallops carpaccio” for starters, a main course of pan fried beef tournedo with a selection of French cheese, and a tricolor dessert (all served with champagne, then white wine of Burgundy and red wine from the region of la Drome). He then wished his guests “bon appetite”.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Dave Ildefonso thanks NU, makes Ateneo return official

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments ‘People evacuated on their own’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas PLAY LIST 01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption More than 40 quakes hound areas reeling from Taal Volcano’s eruption Air quality in NCR now improving after Taal ashfall Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines — Dave Ildefonso on Monday bid National University goodbye following two seasons with the Bulldogs in the UAAP.In a post on social media, Ildefonso, one of the best young talents in the country, also made his return to Ateneo de Manila University official.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Pagasa sees cloudy skies, scattered rain showers in volcanic eruption-hit areas Djokovic insists no clear Australian Open favorite READ:  Dave Ildefonso set for Ateneo homecoming“A big part of my heart will always belong to the Bulldogs and the NU supporters who were with me and the team through the toughest of times,” Ildefonso, who began his heartfelt message by extending his gratitude to NU team manager Manny Sy, school owner Hans Sy and NU community, wrote on his Twitter account.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“It’s never goodbye. No matter where my basketball journey takes me, I will always carry with me the memories and lessons that I gathered while wearing the NU jersey. NU will always be a part of the person that I will become.”The 19-year-old Ildefonso played high school basketball at Ateneo and helped the Blue Eaglets win a UAAP juniors title. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist ‘People evacuated on their own’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record high Ildefonso also sees his transfer back to Ateneo, which is under the tutelage of Gilas Pilipinas program director Tab Baldwin, as a move that will lead to more stints with the national team.“I have made the decision to return to Ateneo to continue my basketball journey. My biggest dream has always been to represent the country in major international meets and I feel that this is the best path to that fulfillment of my dream.”On Friday, the 6-foot-3 Ildefonso was included in the 24-man Gilas Pilipinas pool by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas for the Fiba Asia Cup 2021 qualifiers.💛🐶|💙🦅 pic.twitter.com/sRHCbhhAUP— Dave Ildefonso (@ildavefonso) January 13, 2020ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

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Exclusive – West Ham will find it tough to replace Allardyce, claims former boss Harry Redknapp

first_imgFormer West Ham manager Harry Redknapp believes the Hammers face a tough task to replace recently departed boss Sam Allardyce this summer.Though Allardyce’s style of play attracted constant criticism from fans, the coach enjoyed a successful four-year stint at the Upton Park hotseat.He joined West Ham upon their relegation in 2011 and immediate guided the club back to the Premier League, and led the Hammers to three comfortable mid-table finishes in the following campaigns.But, having reportedly become frustrated by interference from the club’s hierarchy, Allardyce left the helm at the end of this season having seen out his contract, admitting he felt ‘the time was right’ to move on.And Redknapp, who had a successful seven years in charge of West Ham from 1994-2001, says the east London club are in a good place to build following Allardyce’s reign in charge.“Sam did an excellent job there when you look at his record,” Redknapp said in an exclusive interview with the Weekend Sports Breakfast. “It’s not going to be easy to replace him.“Getting rid of somebody like Sam, to find someone to come in now and take the club forward will be hard.“West Ham are a mid-table team in the Premier League now, which is decent for them, they’re going into a new stadium and they’ve got to stay in the Premier League.“I’m sure they will do that, they’ve got a good group of players, they recruited well last year and it’s a good job for somebody, it’s a good club,“They’ve got great support and it’s a great opportunity for someone to go and take the club on and carry them forward.”last_img read more

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‘FIFA’s house of cards is finally falling down’, talkSPORT told

first_imgThe Football Association’s former managing director, Adrian Bevington, has told talkSPORT the reformation of FIFA is finally in sight following the suspensions of Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini and Jerome Valcke.Blatter’s controversial reign as FIFA president seems to be coming to a humiliating end after he, UEFA president Platini and FIFA secretary-general Valcke were all handed a provisional 90-day ban by FIFA’s ethics committee on Thursday.It comes on the back of news that Blatter has had criminal proceedings opened against him by the Swiss attorney general over the investigation of a 2million Swiss franc (£1.35million) payment to presidency rival Platini, as well as allegedly selling World Cup TV rights to former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner for 20 times below their true value.Both men have announced they will challenge their bans, but the timing could hardly be worse for Platini, whose plans to run in the election to succeed Blatter as president now lie in ruins.It has been a momentous few weeks for the ongoing revelations over the corruption scandal that has engulfed the governing body, but Bevington believes the latest damning developments present an opportunity for complete reform.“It feels like the house of cards is finally falling down,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “It was a massive day of development on Thursday.“Aside from Blatter’s 90-day suspension, the added dimension is obviously Michel Platini’s suspension.“Michel has the support of UEFA, has the support of the English FA and is very much earmarked as the person to step in and take over from Blatter in the presidency elections next year.“Michel has rejected all the allegations made against him, but it is very damaging for him at this particular moment as the election is live.“For all the problems we’ve got here, I do think this presents an opportunity for reform.“We’ve got to have someone leading FIFA in the long-term who can legitimately stand there and lead the organisation without any baggage.“Where they can be totally transparent, and we need a lot more transparency from FIFA, for the fans around the world – they don’t care about the politics, all they care about is having trust in an organisation who can lead our game.” 1 FIFA president Sepp Blatter last_img read more

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‘He’s going to be a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid’ – incredible transfer rumour

first_img1 Jamie Vardy has been linked with a transfer to Real Madrid He’s part of a small group of players who have scored in seven consecutive Premier League games and now Jamie Vardy finds his name linked with Real Madrid.The Leicester City striker has top scored so far with 10 goals and his manager Claudio Ranieri said there were not many clubs with the money to buy the 28-year-old.“If Real Madrid or some big names want to buy him, they have the money to buy him. But not many teams can buy him now,” he said.Naturally, there are a few people struggling to see Vardy at the Bernabeu…last_img

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Police warn of crooked TV deals

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Buyers in Harbor Gateway, Hawthorne and San Pedro learned that lesson the hard way this week, falling prey to a scam. In the end, they were left with worthless magazines instead of valuable electronics. Four men approached people in parking lots and businesses across the South Bay, offering sales on laptop computers and plasma TVs, and then sold them boxes full of magazines or pieces of wood, said Los Angeles Police Department Detective Katherine Petrasch. The most recent incident occurred at 5 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at Best Buy, 5000 W. 147th St., in Hawthorne. A man was walking into the store when four well-dressed men got out of a car and approached him, Petrasch said. “They asked him if he was interested in a plasma TV,” she said. “They showed him a remote and part of a plasma TV wrapped up in the car.” The man agreed to meet them two hours later near the corner of 190thStreet and Normandie Avenue to give them $700 for the TV. When he arrived with the cash and asked to see the TV, the men pointed a gun at him and demanded the money, Petrasch said. They loaded the “television” – which turned out to be a piece of wood covered in bubble wrap – into his trunk and left, she said. A similar incident happened to a man in the parking lot of Home Depot, 740182nd St., in Harbor Gateway at 10:45 a.m. Oct. 5, Petrasch said. He agreed to pay the four men $400 for a laptop computer. When he asked to see the computer, the men pointed a gun at him, handed him a computer box filled with magazines, and took his money, she said. The men also walked into a business in the 1000 block of First Street in San Pedro at about 4 p.m. Sept. 22 and sold the owner 14 laptop computers. When the men left, the owner discovered that there were only magazines in the boxes, she said. “They have a good story that they’re trying to become businessmen,” Petrasch said, “and they’re selling stuff out of their car until then.” She said she believes there are likely more victims who are too embarrassed to come forward. Petrasch said that people shouldn’t purchase things from people selling items from their cars or on the street. “If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” Petrasch said. “You don’t want to buy something that’s stolen or a trick. When you buy with cash, you really have no recourse.” The four men are described as black, in their 20s, clean-cut and wearing new T-shirts and jeans. sandy.mazza@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SOUTH BAY: Four men hawking cheap electronics rip off buyers at gunpoint. By Sandy Mazza Staff Writer South Bay shoppers beware: if someone offers you a too-good-to-be-true deal on computers and plasma televisions, it probably is. last_img read more

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Arsenal search for next manager, Ozil wants Real Madrid return – GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuttl is on Arsenal’s shortlist to succeed Arsene Wenger when he leaves the club. The 49-year-old Austrian has steered the promoted club straight to the top of the Bundesliga table this season, and are currently three points clear of Bayern Munich. (The Sun)Reports in Spain claim Gunners star Mesut Ozil and Paris Saint-Germain forward Angel di Maria want to move back to Real Madrid. (Marca)Inter Milan have no interest in signing Chelsea striker Diego Costa in January, according to club sporting director Piero Ausilio, despite being linked with a £50million move for the Spanish hitman. (Premium Sport)Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew is facing crunch talks with chairman Steve Parish over his future. (Evening Standard)Moussa Sissoko could be set to leave Tottenham in January, just months after joining the club. Juventus and Inter Milan could move again for the France midfielder, having missed out on signing him from Newcastle in the summer. (Calciomercato)West Ham will make Dimitri Payet their highest-paid player to ward off interest from Manchester United. (The Sun)Leicester will launch a fresh bid to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder Adrian Silva. (Daily Mirror)Latest talkSPORT.com headlines…LISTEN: Liverpool are ‘an all-round scoring team’ and can cope without Philippe Coutinho, Ian Rush tells talkSPORTPaul Merson tells talkSPORT: ‘If Liverpool sign Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk in January they can win the Premier League’Jose Mourinho’s ‘inappropriate’ pitch-side conduct is affecting Manchester United players, claims former defender Paul ParkerChelsea transfer report: Injury-hit Juventus to move for Blues defender Branislav Ivanovic in JanuaryManchester City transfer report: Fenerbahce ‘working on’ deal for out-of-favour forward Jesus NavasTransfer report: Juventus among clubs interested in Manchester City midfielder Yaya ToureCrystal Palace goalkeeper Steve Mandanda refuses to rule out move to ‘bigger English club’Transfer report: AC Milan lead race for Arsenal and Tottenham target Mateo MusacchioAgent admits ‘the biggest clubs in Europe’ have shown an interest in Manchester United target Victor LindelofHull City considering January move for Portuguese forward Renato Santos – Reportslast_img read more

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Scott County Inmate Roster – 7-26-18

first_imgView Profile >>> REEVES, ALICIA Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000431 Booking Date:07-25-2018 – 8:31 pm Charges:IC 35-44.1-3-1(B)(1)FL6 ~ RESISTING LAW ENFORCEMENT – USES VEHICLEIC 16-42-19-18(FL6) ~ UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF SYRINGEIC 35-44.1-3-4(C)FL6 ~ ESCAPE; FAILURE TO RETURN TO LAWFUL DETENTIONPOSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTYIC 9-24-19-2 ~ DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED (SUSP/PRIOR) SPICER, JASON View Profile >>> Release Date:07-25-2018 – 6:09 am Booking Date:04-19-2018 – 10:25 am Charges:IC 35-48-4-1.1(C)FL4 ~ DEALING IN METHAMPHETAMINE – AT LEAST ONE GRAM LT FIVE GRAMSIC 35-48-4-1.1(C)FL4 ~ DEALING IN METHAMPHETAMINE – AT LEAST ONE GRAM LT FIVE GRAMSIC 35-48-4-13(b)FL6 ~ MAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCEIC 35-48-4-8.3(A)MA ~ POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIAcenter_img Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000836 Booking #:SCJAIL:2017-000343 Inmates booked into the Detention Center within the last 24 hours. Booking Date:03-15-2017 – 4:48 pm PELFREY, LESLEY Release Date:07-25-2018 – 1:39 pm Inmates released from the Detention Center within the last 24 hours. Charges:IC 35-48-4-6.1(A)FL6 ~ POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINEIC 35-48-4-6.1(A)FL6 ~ POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINEOUT OF COUNTY WARRANT ~ OUT OF COUNTY WARRANTlast_img read more

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