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Bustinza: “We have not set the best example, I apologize”

first_imgBustinza, captain of the Leganés, appreciated the draw against Atlético (0-0), with special attention to the final brawl after the expulsion of Cuéllar. What an ugly final has the game had …In the end we are in a difficult situation, the nerves are in full bloom and it is difficult to manage. We do not feel comfortable in these situations, we apologize for what has been seen, because we have to set an example. They playing at home want to win and we in the situation that we are, it is not easy … Cuellar’s action.He catches me on my back. We are in a complicated situation and the whole environment, the ball boy, the coach, make it intense, handle it well. I don’t know what happened. The image has not been the best.Leganés has regained intensity …The game the other day at home hurt (0-3 against Getafe), we came in a good dynamic with Aguirre, being an intense team and always present in the games. We did not want that to be missing today and it is a shame to leave with a draw, because we have had options to even score.last_img read more

UFC: Anderson Silva addresses 2nd failed drug test

first_imgOnce heralded as MMA’s pound-for-pound best fighter in the world, the 42-year-old Brazilian legend is facing scrutiny after once again getting flagged for a performance-enhancing banned substance. How the mighty have fallen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThis idiom perhaps best describes former longtime UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Shortly after the promotion removed Silva from his main event bout against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 122, “The Spider” took to Instagram to address the situation.“Obviously, I think everything is part of a process of evolution, with each passing day, I can learn more about who I am. I’m here to thank all my fans, especially my coaches and all the contributors for this long journey,” Silva wrote in a lengthy post.“I can’t express my feelings and how sad I am, because we all invest love, passion and time in this camp, I don’t know exactly the plans of GOD for me, but anyway, I can only thank him and all of you, for the love and affection, nothing is more gratifying at this moment than having you by my side.”After going undefeated in the UFC from 2006 to 2013—with 16 consecutive wins and 10 title defenses—Silva lost twice to former Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman.His victory over Nick Diaz got overturned after testing positive for drostanolone and androsterone, then lost two more fights against Michael Bisping and Daniel Cormier.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny His last match resulted in a unanimous-decision victory against Derek Brunson at UFC 208 last February.With another lengthy suspension likely ahead of him, the seasoned fighter looks to have no intention of hanging his gloves anytime soon.“I will not give up, much less stop doing what I love, not because of fame or money, it’s because I love to fight,” he explained.“So no matter what happens from now on, nothing changes, my plans are the same, nothing has changed. A big kiss for everyone and see you soon.” /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments San Beda sweeps Lyceum for 21st NCAA championship It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Ateneo dominates San Beda, sweeps way to Filoil title

first_imgJolo Mendoza and Raffy Verano had nine points apiece to help Kouame handle the scoring load for Ateneo while Thirdy Ravena and SJ Belangel combined for 14 points.Javee Mocon had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Red Lions while Donald Tankoua added 13 points and five boards. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tournament MVP Angelo Kouame led Ateneo with 15 points, 16 rebounds, and three blocks, with one of his rejections preserving the Blue Eagles’ 73-59 lead with less than two minutes left in the game.“We talked about our defense and we had to take something that worked for us,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga, whose team played for three straight days the moment they arrived from their training camp in Greece.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 crown“We have to give credit to the players because we didn’t have practice on how to defend the other team.”Ateneo took a big 45-26 lead heading into the break and took advantage of the absence of Robert Bolick, who hurt his ankle in the second quarter after going for a layup. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo had the perfect ending to its immaculate preseason after downing defending champion San Beda, 76-62, to claim the Filoil Preseason Cup title Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Blue Eagles went undefeated in 12 games and won their first Filoil title since 2011.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img 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 LATEST STORIES Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ex-UST guard Sta. Ana leads team in Red Bull 3×3 tournament MOST READ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 View commentslast_img read more

Manny Pacquiao goes hard in sparring as training rolls on for Broner fight

first_imgLATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Pacquiao (60-7-2) sparred for a combined 10 rounds against Arnold Gonzalez, Lydell Rhodes, and George Kambosos Jr.Gonzalez, who suffered a bloodied nose, and Rhodes went three rounds each with Pacquiao, while Kambosos, who owns a 15-0 professional record, fought for four.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissArnold Gonzalez with a bloodied nose. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOPacquiao, 40, will defend his WBA World welterweight title against Broner (33-3-1), who is 11 years his junior, on January 19 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.This will be the first title defense for Pacquiao of his welterweight championship that he took via seventh round technical knockout from Lucas Matthysse on July 15 in Malaysia. Big things ahead for NorthPort as Stanley Pringle gets solid backup Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Manny Pacquiao lands a solid hit to his sparring partner’s face. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao isn’t slowing down on his preparations for his title defense against American Adrien Broner.Boxing’s only eight-division World champion schooled three of his sparring mates on Saturday at Wild Card Boxing Gym—the house where he built his legacy with former head trainer Freddie Roach.ADVERTISEMENT And if Pacquiao’s been steamrolling in his preparation, Broner hasn’t had the same path after he was arrested days before Christmas for a driving-related case.Broner, who was quickly released, hasn’t won a fight in almost two years after his split decision win against Adrian Granados in a non-title fight in February of 2017.The American’s last two fights ended in a loss to Mikey Garcia and a draw with Jessie Vargas.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom View commentslast_img read more

LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan help Spurs rally past Bucks

first_imgEugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MOST READ San Antonio was without third-leading scorer Rudy Gay, who missed the game due to an undisclosed illness, but the reserves stepped up in his absence.The Spurs shot 11 for 27 on 3-pointers, with reserves Marco Belinelli (4 for 8) and Patty Mills (4 for 7) combining for most of the 3s. Belinelli and Mills both finished with 16 points.“Tonight was a great example of understanding the game plan, executing the game plan and trusting everyone and each other on the defensive end,” Mills said. “It was probably one of the best games for us all season in playing team defense.”Antetokounmpo was limited to 13 points in the second half on 5-for-9 shooting as the Spurs sent multiple defenders at the Bucks’ 6-foot-11 star.“They played really good team defense, packing the paint,” Antetokounmpo said. “I was trying to create some shots for myself but I was trying to find my open teammates. I think I did a pretty decent job but we weren’t able to knock down shots.”San Antonio opened the second half on a 17-4 run while holding Milwaukee to one field goal in the opening five minutes.Aldridge’s eighth 3-pointer of the season, this one off one of DeRozan’s six assists, gave the Spurs their first lead of the game at 67-64 with 8:41 remaining in the third quarter.San Antonio outscored Milwaukee 33-23 in the third quarter and opened the fourth on a 10-1 run to solidify control of the game.TIP-INSBucks: The Bucks had won two straight in San Antonio with their previous loss coming Dec. 2, 2015. … Milwaukee is 23-12 on the road this season, the league’s second-best mark behind Golden State (21-11). Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH02:14Carpio 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 Milwaukee’s lead atop the Eastern Conference was cut to two games ahead of Toronto after losing on the second night of a back-to-back.Popovich said the Spurs caught a break in the schedule, as the Bucks arrived in San Antonio at 4 a.m. after hosting Charlotte on Saturday night. They also lost an hour of sleep due to Daylight Saving Time as the Spurs rested at home after last playing Wednesday in Atlanta.“It certainly doesn’t help, but all the credit goes to them,” Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer said. “They deserved to win, they played better than us. We just weren’t good enough tonight.”Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 13 rebounds as Milwaukee’s two-game winning streak ended. Eric Bledsoe added 21 points and Brook Lopez had 11 points and 10 rebounds.The Bucks appeared fresh early as Bledsoe scored nine points during an opening 11-4 run. The Spurs started sluggishly, opening the game 2 for 10 from the field.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ateneo shows character in quick win over UP Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes (11) drives to the basket past Milwaukee Bucks forward Nikola Mirotic (41) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in San Antonio, Sunday, March 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — The Spurs have won five straight overall and eight in a row at home, though San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich is not ready to make any grand proclamations about the team’s direction.San Antonio’s veteran coach knows nothing matters until the postseason. Still, the Spurs are starting to feel good about themselves.ADVERTISEMENT Spurs: Gay has missed 12 games this season, including one for rest. … Aldridge had 15 rebounds, giving him 7,815 for his career to move past Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson for 72nd in league history. Robertson had 7,804 over 14 seasons with Cincinnati and Milwaukee. … Mills is the only Spurs player with 120-plus 3-pointers in five seasons.ABSOLUTELY BATTYThe game was delayed nearly a minute after a bat flew above the court and buzzed past Bucks guard Pat Connaugton’s head. Bledsoe ran, ducking for cover and Antetokounmpo dashed away.“I can’t even deal with roaches and ants,” Antetokounmpo said. “There’s no way with a bat. I don’t understand why the mascot is a coyote; it should be a bat.”The Spurs’ mascot, The Coyote, emerged in a Batman costume Sunday with a net along with a stadium worker and scared the bat to the rafters of the AT&T Center. The Coyote captured the last bat at the AT&T Center, making a diving catch with a net on Feb. 2 when the Spurs faced New Orleans.WELCOME BACKFormer Spurs center Pau Gasol was honored before the game with a video highlighting his 18-year career with the Grizzlies, Bulls, Lakers, Spurs and the Spanish national team, as well as his charitable work. Gasol signed with Milwaukee after accepting a buyout from San Antonio on March 1.“I think it was a very warm welcome even though I basically left a week ago or so,” Gasol said. “But the relationships are here, the moments that we put together are here and it’s appreciated from both ends.”UP NEXTBucks: At Dallas on Tuesday night. LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points and 15 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan added 28 points and the Spurs overcame a 15-point deficit in the first quarter to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 121-114 on Sunday night and match their longest winning streak of the season.“And then the truck hit us after we turned the corner, is that what you’re about to say?” Popovich said, chuckling at the question. “I don’t make sweeping assumptions about where we are (and) where we’re going. Just like any other year, we’ve always tried to be the best team we could be by the time playoffs arrive and we hope that we’ll be part of the playoffs.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSan Antonio has moved into seventh in the Western Conference and within percentage points of sixth-place Utah. The Spurs’ home streak includes wins over Denver and Oklahoma City, and they have now beaten the top three teams in the East at home after topping Philadelphia in December and Toronto in January.“It was a great test for us, one of the best teams in our league,” DeRozan said. “We started off kind of rough but we kept at it. To pull out this win is big.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Spurs: At New Orleans on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Stark Choices: Orderly Transition or Return to Failed State In 2017

first_imgIn a little more than 700 days, Liberians will be facing a year of decision, one that will determine if the country turns the corner from its ugly past or enters a period where an elected president will be turning power over to another one.  Not since 1944, more than 70 years ago, when Edwin J. Barclay turned power over to Williams V.  S. Tubman, has there been an orderly transition in Liberia from one living elected president to the other.  Although the circumstances surrounding Barclay’s “retirement” are murky, yet historians consider it an orderly transition. After 70 years of a tumultuous history, one of wars, coup, attempted coups, several transitional leaderships, Liberia has a chance to change from its recent ugly past to become a responsible nation that values a democratic and orderly transition.  In order for that transition to happen smoothly in 2017, much work lies ahead and the political and social elites in Liberia should be mindful of the pitfalls and minefields along the path.  The greatest responsibility in determining a smooth transition rests with the current Liberian leadership, under the mantle of Africa’s first freely elected female president. President Sirleaf can govern for the next two years as if the country is in a holding pattern, as an aircraft does in bad weather over an airport, or she can aggressively pursue her development agenda, with realistic goals.  Governing as a lame duck and biding her time would be disastrous as the social consequences would be unfathomable.  The President must govern as if she is running for reelection.  Too much is riding on her leadership and we’ve lost too much time to Ebola and political inertia.  She must turn around the negative narrative that her administration has failed.  The President needs one memorable legacy project or two that will silence her critics and make her relevant in the stark choices for 2017.  If the President fails to be fully engaged in development over the next two years and gets distracted by politics as usual, Liberia runs the risk of falling back into conflict.  I believe the President can change the narrative and increase her influence in the choices we make in 2017 and beyond. Liberia is faced with several developmental challenges, including mass poverty and hunger, being exacerbated by a virulent Ebola virus that is undermining the modest socioeconomic gains made over the 9 years of democratic governance.  Although the percentage of the population living under the national poverty line (one US dollar at purchasing power parity), has decreased from 63.8 percent in 2007 to 56.3 percent in 2010, with further reductions being  made until Ebola hit in March of 2014,  Liberia is still one of the poorest countries in Sub Saharan Africa.  At 1.25 US dollar per day, the international poverty line, nearly 70 percent of Liberians live in extreme poverty with all of the multi-dimensions in poor health, food insecurity and low educational attainment.   77 percent of those employed toil in vulnerable employment, subsistence agriculture or petty trading.  These are people living on the margins of society, working every day to eke out a meager existence and they too have a vested interest in ensuring a smooth transition in 2017. One aspect of poverty that has the potential to undermine social cohesion is the huge level of income inequality with only 2.4 percent of Liberians in the highest wealth quintile. This means only 80 thousand Liberians, or about 15,000 families are doing reasonably well, while the rest are not doing so well.  Obviously two years is not enough time to dramatically reverse income equality, but the choices for 2017 must accompany more robust and aggressive efforts to make some improvements in livelihoods.  Failure to do so could result in Liberians voting their fears and not their hopes and aspirations, and demagoguery could overshadow responsible choices, thereby putting an orderly transition into jeopardy.Liberians cannot treat the 2017 election as a “do or die” proposition, with those in leadership believing that turning over power would indicate the end of their ability to influence what happens in the country, with no access to the desirables of life, while those on the outside wishing to accede to power believing that this is their last and only chance to sit in the citadel of power to reap the rewards. Both mindsets are dangerous and could portend for a mindless struggle for power that may disintegrate into violence and make political coexistence impossible.  A mass exodus of technocrats from the current administration out of Liberia could further increase the country’s lack of capacity and make improving livelihoods even more difficult.  Therefore, it is clear that coalitions and compromises are required for a successful transition in 2017. How we accomplish that will be determined by the kinds of efforts we make, including engaging each other and encouraging those with vested interests to influence politicians to abide by simple rules of decency.  Losers cannot feel further alienated from the political center, fearing that their livelihoods will be threatened by the other side being victorious.  The election must be seen as a win-win scenario for all Liberians.  The process to ensure an orderly transition must begin now. In a few short months, the cacophony of electioneering, with the tastes and allure of power would be too intoxicating for politicians to make reasoned decisions to protect the national interest.  This has been the history of Liberia and has resulted in our current state of development.  We can change that narrative by working together.  I am optimistic that we can accomplish this feat.  And so it goes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

To Enhance Economic Activities in Gbarpolu County: US$3.2M Road Construction Kicks Off

first_imgFinance and Development Planning Minister Amara Konneh says when the 55-kilometer road linking Gbarma to Weasua is completed it will enhance business activities for local entrepreneurs, and create the needed opportunities to improve the standard of living of the citizens.Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of the road project held in Tekpeimah on last Saturday, Minister Konneh said, “On behalf of the President and Vice President of Liberia, we are happy to be here and to appreciate the citizens of this district for being peaceful and contributing to the country’s reconstruction.” He believes the road project, when started, will also create job opportunities for one hundred youths within Gbarma District. “Each town will get people working on this road, we will recruit young people from each town like Gbarma, Zoowo, Tekpeimah, Belle Bassa and Sawmill Camp to work and generate income for their households in the period of two years,’’ he assured.Minister Konneh indicated that the road construction would begin in two phases: the first phase will start from Weasua to Gbarma, while the second phase will continue from Gbarma to Tekpeimah to speed up the process.The cost of the project is valued at US$3.2M and will be completed in two years, Minister Konneh said.He further revealed that the Government of Liberia will construct a police depot, a 10 bedroom clinic and an elementary school for the people of Gbarma District. He noted that at the moment there is ongoing negotiation with Cellcom GSM Company to provide telecommunication for the people of Gbarma District.The ceremony brought together President Pro Temp Armah Zolu Jallah and members of the Gbarpolu Legislative Caucus, Superintendents, Commissioners, Town Chiefs, Students, and Elders of Gbarma District.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Logging trucks to use alternative roads in Linden

first_imgAs of June 15, 2018, logging trucks passing through the mining town of Linden will be restricted from utilising the Winifred Gaskin Highway at Wismar, but instead will be required to utilise the alternative Block 22 “back road”, with a stop at the Wisroc junction.A section of the officials at the meeting on WednesdayAdditionally, logging trucks travelling from the ‘Mines’ area will also be restricted from traversing along Casaurina Drive, Mackenzie but instead will be required to utlilise and park along the Noitgedacht back road.The decision was made on Wednesday when regional officials met once again at the Office of the Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Regional Democratic Council (RDC). On Wednesday, the discourse centred around additional recommendations and measures of enforcement for heavy-duty trucks in an effort to curb road fatalities and the destruction of roads within mining town. Among those who were part of the decision-making process were Minister with the Communities Ministry, Valerie Adams-Yearwood; Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes; Regional Chairman Renis Morian; the Police; Councillors; representatives of the Region 10 Loggers Association; the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC); the Region 10 Road Safety Council; the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC); and the Linden Chamber of Industry Commerce and Development. The decisions received support from the majority of the stakeholders present.Though it was revealed that the Block 22 bypass road is presently in a deplorable state, the Regional Chairman promised that remedial works with be done and completed by June 15. He also asked that the decisions be enforced by the Police.Present on behalf of the Guyana Police Force were Traffic Chief Ramesh Ashram and E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander Anthony Vanderhyden.According to Morian, both bypass and “back roads” are slated to be repaired to accommodate the trucks with the expectation that owners contribute to the maintenance.He added that the Public Infrastructure Ministry will also be undertaking repairs to the roads. Concerns were also raised over the state of the Blueberry Hill “back road” which is also expected to undergo repairs.During the meeting, Minister Broomes called on representatives of the Loggers Association to collaborate in lending support for the final decisions. Additionally, Minister Yearwood also called on various agencies to get organised in supporting the decisions which were made. “The bottom line is, we’re not here to waste time. And if we make a decision here as a group that from the 15th [June] all the trucks will use the back road, whichever agency got to do whatever got to get themselves in order,” she emphasised.Meanwhile, the Regional Chairman added that the objective of the decisions is to save lives and restore order in the town.Numerous officials who expressed concerns over the dangers posed by defaulting logging trucks which traverse the Linden community and the Linden-Soesdyke Highway met last month to discuss recommendations. Wednesday’s follow-up meeting also sought to include members of the Loggers Association.  (Utamu Belle)last_img read more

Emperor’s Challenge to open up 100 extra spaces

first_imgThe organizing committee has decided to create 100 extra spots because the race filled up so early and there will be a large number of people who register but won’t be able to make it to the race this August.In order to fill the extra 100 spots, organizers will hold a lottery which will open May 1 at 9am.  The entrance fee for the lottery will be $10 and is non-refundable.  The lottery will close on May 15 at 10pm.  A random draw will then be completed on May 16 at 10am, with successful runners being notified by email.All the proceeds from the lottery will go towards WNMS trail improvements in the Tumbler Ridge area including bridge replacements and trail signage.- Advertisement -To sign up for the lottery starting May 1, visit www.strideandglide.ca.  The Emperor’s Challenge will happen August 10, 2013.For more information about the run, visit their Facebook page.last_img read more

Egypt star Salah to travel to Spain for treatment

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah (R) injured his left shoulder when he was wrestled to the ground by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos during the Champions League final in Kiev © AFP/File / GENYA SAVILOVCAIRO, Egypt, May 28 – Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah will travel to Spain on Tuesday for treatment on the injured shoulder that wrecked his Champions League final bid and threatens his World Cup participation.Egypt’s football federation (EFA) said Salah’s entourage had chosen Spain for a rehabilitation programme that Egyptians will hope helps Salah return in time for next month’s World Cup in Russia. According to an EFA statement Salah will be accompanied by Liverpool’s medical staff “for the duration of the treatment period”, having “started his rehabilitation on Sunday”.Salah, who hit a stunning 44 goals for Liverpool last season in all competitions, was forced out the Champions League final in tears on Saturday clutching his left shoulder after being wrestled to the ground by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.It was feared the injury had ruled Salah out of the June 14-July 15 World Cup, but on Sunday the Reds’ striker said he was “confident” he would be back in time.“It was a very tough night, but I’m a fighter. Despite the odds, I’m confident that I’ll be in Russia to make you all proud,” Salah wrote on his official Twitter account on Sunday.Egyptian media reported Salah wouldn’t kick a ball in anger for three weeks.Egyptian federation officials meanwhile are set to pay Salah — described by the EFA as “the symbol of Egypt” — a morale-boosting visit on Wednesday.Egypt, who were drawn in Group A, open their World Cup campaign against Uruguay on June 15, before facing hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia.The Pharaohs play a first warm-up match, against Colombia, in Bergamo, Italy on June 1.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more