Cooks paddler Ella Nicholas misses semis at World Champs

first_imgThe 24 year old was 51st in the K1 first round with a time of 115.25 seconds.She improved to 23rd in the repecharge race with a time of 101.77 seconds but only the top ten progressed to the next round.Nicholas will have another chance to qualify directly for the Rio Olympics at next year’s Oceania Championships but is already assured a spot in Brazil as the sole Cook Islands female paddler.Her brother Bryden Nicholas and Fiji’s Daniel Tuiraviravi will contest the men’s K1 heats on Friday.last_img read more

Day snatches third round lead at Australian Open

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Popovich has ‘never’ seen an injury like Leonard’s Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?center_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson NO COMMERCIAL USE Jason Day of Australia plays a tee shot during round two of the Australian Open golf tournament in Sydney on November 11, 2011. The Australian Open golf tournament runs from November 10-13, and features international players competing for Australia’s most prestigious golf prize, the Stonehaven Cup. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD / AFP PHOTO / GREG WOODJason Day ended a frustrating run of par golf by making three late birdies to snatch the outright lead after the third round of the 102nd Australian Open on Saturday.The former world number one’s patience finally paid off when he made back-to-back birdies at the 14th and 15th holes after parring his first 13 holes. He dropped a shot when he bogeyed his penultimate hole for the second day in a row, but birdied the last for a two-under-par 69 and a three-round total of 10-under-203.ADVERTISEMENT Day will head into Sunday’s final round with a one-stroke lead over his fellow Australian Lucas Herbert, who carded an even-par 71 to finish at nine-under after leading overnight.Sweden’s Jonas Blixt charged up the leaderboard into a share of third place at seven-under after a flawless 66, and was joined by the 2015 Australian Open champion Matt Jones, who signed for a 68.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneAustralia’s Cameron Smith, who teamed up with Blixt to win this year’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans, was in fifth place at six-under after firing a third consecutive round of 69, Defending champion Jordan Spieth was tied for 17th — eight shots behind Day — after a 70. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 awardlast_img read more

2 Liberians Nabbed for Alleged Swindling

first_imgBATANGAS CITY, THE PHILLIPINES — Two Liberians who allegedly swindled P8 million ( US$1.8M) from two retired teachers in 4 months were arrested in an entrapment operation by Batangas police Wednesday.Batangas provincial director Omega Jireh Fidel identified the suspects as Joseph Gbala, 36, and Jackson Gale, 42, both natives of Monrovia, Liberia. Both were presented to members of the media during a press conference.According to Fidel, the suspects first befriend their victims through the internet, making them believe that their investments would be doubled in no time.”This is a case of ‘Budol-Budol,” Fidel said.Investigations also disclosed that the suspects sent the victims two suitcases with vaults, but it was not until Wednesday that it was discovered that they were full of black paper.Ironically, only 90 dollars were recovered from the suspects’ possession.The suspects, police said, are believed to use a special liquid to produce counterfeit money.Meanwhile, Batangay City police chief Supt. Manuel Castillo warned the public to be wary of making transactions with strangers on the internet.”If it’s too good to be true, then it’s not true,” he said.The suspects, who have been charged with swindling, are now detained at the Batangas City police station even as their entry to the country is being questioned by authorities.Police are also looking into granting them bail, depending on the gravity of their offense. (Report from Angelique Atienza, ABS-CBN News, Southern Tagalog) this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GPHC promises probe following woman’s post-delivery death

first_imgThe Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), following a complaint by the family of Fariena Mohammed, has launched an investigation into her death. Mohammed died nine days after her delivery at the GPHC.Mohammed’s mother, Bibi Khan, said that her daughter died at the hospital on January 05, 2019, after suddenly developing breathing complications and that the institution has not been offering any explanations.She told Guyana Times that the family officially lodged a complaint on Monday, January 21 and the hospital has since informed them that an investigation will be launched.However, attempts to confirm whether the investigation has commenced proved futile as several calls to officials at the GPHC went unanswered.A mother is now calling for justice and an investigation into her daughter’s death after giving birth at the GPHC on December 28, 2018.Khan accused the doctors at the GPHC of “killing” her daughter and offering no plausible explanations for her death. The grief-stricken woman had said the 30-year-old Mohammed was pregnant with her second child and on Thursday, December 28, 2018, she went into labour shortly after 13:00h.She was rushed to the GPHC and gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Shahid Ali, shortly after 16:00h. However, a few days after, the baby fell ill and doctors informed the family that the baby swallowed some of the amniotic fluid hence the reason for his complications.The baby boy was transferred to the Neonatal Unit and immediately began receiving treatment for the infection. Mohammed was discharged but remained at the hospital since her infant was still hospitalised. Since she was in the ward and her baby in another section of the building, it required her walking a few flights of stairs to feed him every two hours.During one of the feedings, a paediatrician noticed something strange with Mohammed and began probing. According to Khan, her daughter was breathing heavily and having shortness of breath which caught the attention of the paediatrician who asked the woman’s doctors to investigate further. It was from there, however, that the situation went downhill.The doctors did an EKG and it came back normal after which they requested a CT scan. The grieving mother said that she received the call about the CT scan on the morning of January 05, 2019, and informed her daughter that she would take the money during the lunchtime visit.However, she was told that the doctors said it was urgently needed and that she should visit the hospital as soon as possible with the money for the scan.Sensing the urgency in her daughter’s voice, Khan rushed down to the GPHC and arrived shortly after 10:00h. In tears, Khan told this publication that she was not prepared for the sight she met when she entered the ward.Her daughter was being held in a sitting position by the team of doctors with several wires hooked on to her chest and herDead: Fariena Mohammedmouth and nose were covered by an oxygen mask.The woman painfully related that her daughter did not even bat an eye at her or even speak. She said she started to ask questions, but no one was answering her directly.Instead, she was instructed to go and pay for the CT scan and that the ambulance would take Mohammed at 11:00h for the procedure at another hospital. After she saw it was past 11:00h and no attempt was made to go for the scan, she started asking more question and was informed that her daughter was too unstable to move.She said that they stayed at the hospital until 19:00h in hopes that the doctors would tell her something definitive but all she got was a doctor telling them that there is a strong possibility that Mohammed would fall in a coma for three days.The family retreated to their East Bank Essequibo home and at about 22:00h, Mohammed’s husband received a call from the hospital asking that they go immediately. The family rushed there but on their way, a relative called and said that Mohammed had already died.Mohammed died shortly after 22:00h on January 05, 2019. The autopsy concluded that she died of a heart attack. The family is not satisfied and have since indicated that there may be a cover-up of the death at the GPHC.last_img read more

Men’s soccer league offering one final registration date

first_imgRegistration will be running from 5-9 p.m.For more information on the upcoming indoor soccer league, or for additional information on registration, email or call 250-787-5425.Information is also available through the league’s official website.- Advertisement –last_img

Cecil Lake Fire Update

first_imgThis map shows the approximate location of the fire near Cecil Lake.According to this morning’s update, the North Peace wildfire, which is believed to have started yesterday morning, now covers at least 200 hectares northwest of Cecil Lake.- Advertisement -This is Jilian Chimko, of the Prince George Fire Centre… [asset|aid=185|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Chimko_2_Pub.mp3] In addition to the 2 air tankers, 3 unit crews, comprising approximately 60 firefighters, are fighting the blaze on the ground. One crew is from Fort St. John and the other two are from the Northwest Fire Centre. They’re using 2 pieces of heavy equipment and are being assisted by 3 helicopters.The reported fire location is about 40 km northeast of Cecil Lake and about 15 km east of the Osborne River. The Prince George Fire Centre also reports the fire danger rating in the North Peace remains at High, although the weather forecast indicates that could change in the next two or three days.last_img read more

Georgetown, Essequibo battle for points with 1 round remaining

first_img2018 GCB/CGI Jaguars 50-Over League R6Red-hot defending champs Georgetown will face a tough challenge when they face off against winning Essequibo side in today’s Round 6 main event of the Jaguars League.Leon JohnsonFresh off match-winning fifties, Georgetown Captain Leon Johnson and all-rounder Chris Barnwell will want to continue their form. Johnson has hit three consecutive fifties, two of which are unbeaten while Barnwell struck his second 80-plus score of the tourney. Both senior players will want to finish the League with a century given the form they have been in.Jonathan FooGeorgetown will also want opener Robin Bacchus to fire after his stars in the last game while Raymon Perez could also play a role in the middle. Bowling-wise, National U-19 pacer Qumar Torrington, fresh off his Most Valuable Player (MVP) performance with four wickets, will play a big role along with Barnwell and spinner Ramaal Lewis, who continues to take wickets.Essequibo, meanwhile, will feel confident given their form in both departments, Anthony Adams continues to shine with bat and ball while Kemol Savory with a ton to his name along with the likes of Ricardo Adams, Kevon Boodie, Chaitram Persaud and Parmesh Parsotam have been in good form. Windies pacer Ronsford Beaton has been effective with the bat while his skill as a pacer is known and coupled with Ricardo, Akinie and Anthony Adams in the spin department, the champs could be in for a fight at Bourda.Romario ShepherdIn other Round 6 matches, East Coast with Bhaskar Yadram, Rajendra Chandrika, Chandrapaul Hemraj and others will square off against West Berbice at the Bush Lot Ground. East Coast will want to rebound from their Round 5 loss while West Berbice will want to continue their winning streak.In-form spinner Gudakesh Motie, half-centurion in the last game with 58; national youth players Javid Karim and Kevin Sinclair along with Leon Andrews starred in the last win and will play more crucial roles.Jonathan Foo, with two MVP awards under his belt, will be hoping his Lower Corentyne franchise could overpower East Bank in their match at the Everest Ground. The core of the team – Junior Sinclair, Foo and Jason Sinclair – will lead the batting and are in good form while a variety of bowling options will pose a threat to a subtle East Bank order.Sherfane RutherfordDynamic all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford missed a ton in the last game while opener Trevon Griffith could be eying another ton with Vishaul Singh lending support in the stability department. Ronaldo Alimohamed, Rutherford and Griffith’s part-time but useful spin will suffice for the majority of the bowling.Port Mourant Ground will see West Demerara with Romario Shepherd and company facing Upper Corentyne who are seeking to rebound after being another victim of the Essequibians. Matches are expected to bowl off at 09:00h.last_img read more

Protest in response to Northern Gateway proposal

first_imgFirst Nations women at Hartley Bay, on the central coast are planning a symbolic blockade of tankers that would use Douglas Channel.They will stretch a crocheted “chain of hope” more than 3.5 kilometers across the mouth of the bay on Friday to show opposition to the tankers and to oil spills in coastal waters.Grand Chief Stewart Philip who heads up the B.C. Union of Indian Chiefs says high profile supporters of the project, who have added their support to an advertisement promoting the pipeline, are ignoring those who will suffer “when” not “if” something goes wrong.- Advertisement -“You don’t see those same interest investing in social issues or social programs with respect to pipeline ruptures or tanker spills along the coast that would absolutely obliterate and represent a catastrophic damage to businesses in mainstream tourism and commercial fishing,” Philips said.   Meantime, the Dogwood Initiative, a B.C. non-profit organization is working on a provincial referendum, hoping it will lead to something similar to the 2011 vote that led to the demise of B.C.’s 12 per cent Harmonized Sales Tax.Tomorrow is the deadline for the Harper government to approve or reject the proposed 731 mile twin pipeline, about 55 per cent of it projected to run through B.C.Advertisement In this area the route, as currently proposed, would be south of Grande Prairie and Tumbler Ridge, with cross-border connection points at Fox Creek and Bear Lake.last_img read more

Gor, Ulinzi and Waruru charged over Kisumu trouble

first_img0Shares0000A section of Gor fans caused a halt of close to 20 minutes after Stephen Waruru scored an 88th minute equalizer, with the club accusing the Ulinzi assassin of making an abusive gesture to the fans thus instigating the violence.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 6 – Gor Mahia, Ulinzi Stars and striker Stephen Waruru have been charged by the Kenyan Premier League Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee (IDCC) over the violence that erupted last Sunday during the 2-2 draw between the two sides at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu.The Kenyan Premier League (KPL) has charged Gor for the throwing of water cans and stones to the pitch attributed to their fans during the match while Leading KPL top scorer Waruru is accused of provoking K’Ogalo supporters by celebrating in front of them after his late equalizer. The respondents are expected to appear before the disciplinary committee next week even as Ulinzi Stars and Waruru continue claiming their innocence.Waruru, who was booked for stripping his shirt, was accused by Gor Mahia of showing the middle finger to the fans after his late goal, but the forward has categorically stated the accusation as a blatant lie.Meanwhile the IDCC will have a busy schedule in the coming week with several cases also set to land on their tables.Tusker FC have been charged twice, first having failed to produce player cards in their match against Zoo in Kericho while the second charge sees them accused of player tapping by Sony Sugar.Zoo played the May 10 match under protest over an administrative lapse by the reigning KPL champions who failed to carry player cards for that game, a requirement in all leagues across the country. However, Tusker will only forfeit points from that match if it is proved they fielded a player not registered.Tusker FC players (L-R) Mike Khamati, Allan Wanga, Clifford Alwanga and Collins Shivachi during a past match in Nakuru. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAt the same time, Tusker have been reported by Sony Sugar for tapping four of their players.The Brewers are accused to have approached Salim Babu’s players without following due process. Tusker though ended up signing one, midfielder Boniface Muchiri but not before a heated push and shove that saw them part with a considerable amount of money, rumored to be close to Sh400,000.Elsewhere, Muhoroni Youth and its chairman Moses Adagala find themselves in hot soup again, charged with several counts of crowd trouble.First, Muhoroni has been charged for denying Sony Sugar players and technical staff access to the checking area contrary to Rule 3.4 (a), and the same match, played in Muhoroni on April 17, was delayed for 12 minutes due to unavailability of adequate security personnel.Adagala has also been accused of leading a group of home fans in invading the pitch and charging towards match officials. He is accused of also trying to force his way into the match officials’ changing rooms which is contrary to the rules.Separately, the League has also charged Muhoroni for an attack on members, supporters and fans of Nzoia Sugar during a league match between the two clubs played on May 20 in Muhoroni.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Leeds United legend brings 20-year career to end

first_imgFormer Leeds and Republic of Ireland star Ian Harte has announced his retirement from professional football.The 37-year-old had numerous offers to continue his career after leaving Bournemouth earlier this summer, but he told talkSPORT on Thursday morning that helping the Cherries reach the Premier League is the perfect way to go out. “After playing for over 20 years it is time to hang up the boots and retire,” said Harte, who won 63 caps for Ireland.“I’ve had offers from a few clubs in the Championship and League One but I thought I would rather go out on a high.”Harte began his career with Leeds United and, after making his debut in 1996, the goalscoring full-back quickly became a fans’ favourite.He went on to make more than 200 appearances for the club in the Premier League over eight years and helped them reach the Champions League.He left Elland Road in 2004 for Levante, spending three years in Spain, before brief spells with Sunderland and Blackpool back in England.After reigniting his career with Carlisle in League One, the Irishman earned a move to Championship side Reading in 2010 and helped the Royals return to the top-flight.He left the Madejski Stadium in 2013 following their relegation from the Premier League and was snapped up by then-Championship newcomers Bournemouth.He went on to become a firm favourite for the Cherries and played a key role in their Championship title-winning campaign last season before being released in the summer.Having decided to call it quits, Harte will now focus on expanding his La Sala restaurant business, having decided not to embark on a coaching career.He added on talkSPORT: “Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall were there [at Bournemouth’s training ground] around about 7 o’clock every morning and left about 6 in the evening.  “I have got a young family and want to watch them grow up.”last_img read more