Raukele washes off Wanderers final hopes

first_imgThe match was in the men’s reserve division semi-final of the International Training Institute Port Moresby Cricket Association competition.Raukele won the toss and elected to bat first in the match played over the weekend at the Tubusereia Cricket Oval.Good line and length from the Wanderers bowlers had the Raukele side all bowled out for 123 runs after only 17.5 overs bowled.Morea Siaka did the damage side for the Wanderers taking early crucial wickets to finish with figures of 3/24.Wari Kapa from Raukele top scored with the bat with 23 runs next to his name.The Wanderers only had 124 runs to chase for victory but the task proved too much for them in the end.Raukele showed they were just as destructive with the ball bowling out their opponents for 117 runs after 17.5 overs.It was Philip Ravusiro 4/8 runs and Keimelo Vuivagi (4/22) who destroyed the Wanderers batting attack taking four wickets each.Kapa also contributed with three catches for the match.Raukele will now advance  to play Dulux United this weekend while Swire Shipping Hoods will take on IBS Poreporena.last_img read more

On target: teenage shooter wins Asian Games gold for India

first_imgThere are 28 gold medals on offer Tuesday, including seven in swimming, the women’s water polo final, weightlifting, wrestling and taekwondo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Asian Games: Dormitorio crashes out of medal race in cross-country cycling Abhishek Verma joined India teammate Chaudhary on the podium after finishing in third place.He showed composure against a seasoned field that also included South Korean Jin Jin-goh, who won Olympic gold medals at Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro and is a multiple world champion but placed fifth in Palembang.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’With so much experience in the field, Chaudhary kept his expectations in check, telling Press Trust of India “I did not feel any pressure.”Praise from home flowed in quickly after Chaudhary picked up India’s third gold medal of the games, from high-profile athletes and public figures. In a post on an official Twitter account, India’s President Ram Nath Kovind posted: “Our shooters are bang on target! We are proud of you!” View comments In other early finals, Macau picked up its first medal — a gold — when Huang Jun-hua held of Vietnam’s Quoc Khanh Pham in the wushu discipline of Nangun.The combined Koreas women’s basketball team reached the quarterfinals with an 85-57 win over Kazakhstan.North Korean center Ro Suk Yong led the scoring with 19 points to help the combined Koreas team place second in the group.South Korea is the defending champion, but a gold medal for the combined team won’t count toward its medal tally because it will be shared.Another combined Koreas team competing under the “unification” flag reached the finals, with the men’s lightweight fours advancing via the repechage in the rowing.ADVERTISEMENT (From L to R) Silver medallist India’s Abhishek Verma, gold medalist India’s Saurabh Chaudhary and bronze medallist Japan’s Matsuda Tomoyuki pose for pictures before their victory ceremony for the 10m air pistol men shooting final during the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang on August 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANJAKARTA, Indonesia — Saurabh Chaudhary has an Asian Games gold medal at the age of 16 after winning the men’s 10-meter air pistol title on debut in senior competition at Palembang.Chaudhary, who only took up the sport competitively three years ago and set a junior world record earlier this year, won with a games record of 240.7 in the 24-shot final. Japan collected silver via 42-year-old ex-world champion Tomoyuki Matsuda, who was a point behind.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

CJRC slams Govt for failure to print commemorative stamps

first_imgDr Jagan’s 100th birth anniversary…Guyana is not the property of PNC– former GPO ChairmanThe Cheddi Jagan Research Centre (CJRC) has slammed the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) for its failure to deliver on its commitment to make available a collection of commemorative stamps in honour of the former President of Guyana, Dr Cheddi Jagan on his birth centenary.In a statement on Wednesday the CJRC blasted the Government for its deliberate attempt to disturb the activities, which were planned on Tuesday to launch the stamp.The Centre pointed out that despite given assurances by the GPOC and Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes that the stamps would be available inSpecimens of the stamps that were supposed to be made available by the GPOCtime for the launch, they were told by the Post Office that the Office of the President should be contacted in relation to the release of the stamps.Members of the CJRC believe that this transaction should have been a routine one between the organization and the GPOC, rather than a politically interfered matter. Initially, there was an agreement between the CJRC and the GPOC to have 400 first-day covers be printed for which $200,000 was deposited by the Centre. At that point in time, the stamp specimen and the first-day cover were already finalised.The CJRC has viewed this as a measured attempt to frustrate the work of the Centre in light of the Administration’s attempts to seize the Red House, a case that was now before the court.Moreover, this is considered as an “action of assault” against the late President of Guyana, who had made significant contributions towards the development of the nation.Meanwhile, former GPOC Chairman Juan Edghill said that it was unprecedented for a client, in this instance the CJRC, to be referred to the Ministry of the Presidency for explanations or other information as it relates to this unfulfilled transaction between the Corporation and a client.“This is nothing short of a full and open display of petty, partisan politics influencing a business transaction that could be considered purely an administrative matter,” Edghill said on Wednesday.He noted that this recent development, as simple as it may appear, made pellucid several things, including the micro-management by the State and the depth to which the dictatorial attitude of the People’s National Congress (PNC) will go, to stifle the political legacy of anyone outside that cabal.“The disrespect that the Government is prepared to mete out to its own appointed governing board at the GPOC and the subject Minister for the sector by directing a client to consult with the Ministry of the Presidency; this is PNC control freakism in fine style and all other players are nothing ,but mere decorations in the room/coalition; it is one of the loudest messages of hypocrisy as it relates to national unity and social cohesion, which is much-touted by this Administration and finally, it makes the administration and management of the Post Office cronies who are subjected to political directions and who cannot or are unwilling to act, without approval from the PNC-dominated Government,” Edghill said.He urged the Government to be reminded that Guyana was not the property of the PNC.“Guyana belongs to all Guyanese. Notably, Dr Jagan’s role and contributions cannot be discounted even by the fiercest of political opponents.”last_img read more

Jordan unfazed by $330B public debt

first_img…says Guyana’s debt to GDP ratio on par with Int’l standardsBy Jarryl BryanGuyana has gotten a US$35 million ‘Development Policy’ line of credit from the World Bank, but with the country already owing billions of dollars to external creditors, questions are being raised about exactly what Government is doing about lowering the debt.Finance Minister Winston JordanAccording to Finance Minister Winston Jordan, who was recently interviewed on the sidelines of Parliament, said Guyana’s public debt rate is actually nothing to worry about. Jordan contended that as the economy grows, it could actually take on more debt.“You must stop looking at debt in absolute terms. Debt must be looked at in relative terms. You look at debt to GDP (Gross Domestic Product), debt to revenue or something. As the economy grows, it can take on more debt. So it’s not a question of the absolute amount of the debt. It’s the relative amount,” Jordan told this newspaper.Pressed on exactly what the Government is doing to bring down the debt, Jordan would only allude to the international threshold of debt to GDP. The Finance Minister did not mention any steps Government was taking to mitigate the debt rate.The public external debt stock“The Government… the external debt at the moment is well below 60 per cent of GDP. It’s still below 50 per cent of GDP. So not bad… The international threshold… is 60 per cent. So don’t even bother…”The World Bank group approved the US$35 million Development Policy Credit to support Guyana’s efforts to strengthen the financial sector. The money will also go towards improving fiscal management to better prepare the country to benefit from its newly-discovered oil and gas reserves and transform its oil wealth into human capital.But during a press conference on Tuesday, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo was incredulous at the purpose of the loan. Making a point that spending millions of US dollars and bringing in foreign experts for this purpose was unnecessary, Jagdeo, an economist, challenged the Government to provide him with a legislative drafter and he would develop fiscal policies for the oil sector within a month.Public debtThe Public Debt Annual Report released by the Finance Ministry last year had highlighted that since 2015, there has been a 4.1 per cent rise in Guyana’s indebtedness to creditors. The report details that Guyana’s total debt, inclusive of external and domestic, increased to $330 billion as of December 2016.The Ministry attributed this to disbursements from the Export Import Bank of China towards the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project, as well as monies from multilateral creditors.A breakdown of the figures shows that total external debt amounted to $240 billion, a 72.6 per cent bite out of the total public debt. On the other hand, domestic debt stood at $90.6 billion, or 27.4 per cent of the total.“At the end of December 2016, multilateral creditors continued to be the predominant creditor category, accounting for 59.7 per cent of the external debt portfolio, a slight decrease from the 2015 position of 60.6 per cent. Bilateral lenders and commercial lenders represented 38.8 per cent and 1.5 per cent of the public external debt portfolio, respectively,” the Ministry explained.“Although the nominal public debt increased, the total external public debt to GDP ratio declined from 36.1 per cent as at end-December 2015 to 33.7 per cent as at end-December 2016, as a result of GDP growth outstripping the rate of growth of public external debt stock,” the Ministry said, in justifying the increase.In 2012, the public external debt was $277.8 billion but by early 2015, that had been reduced to $236 billion. In similar manner, the domestic debt had been reduced from $93.4 billion in 2012 to $81.6 billion in 2015 before a sudden flare up in the figures after the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change took office.Who do we owe?But who does Guyana owe all this money to? The report notes that Guyana’s four main external creditors are the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the State-owned Export-Import Bank of China (China EXIM Bank) and Venezuela State-owned oil company (PDVSA).Together, they constitute some 77.7 per cent of Guyana’s public external debt stock, as at end-December 2016, with the IDB the most dominant creditor. According to the report, the IDB has an average share of 42.0 per cent of the debt portfolio.The CDB is Guyana’s second largest creditor, accounting for 12.6 per cent of total public external debt. The Export-Import Bank of China follows closely behind the CDB with a 12.5 per cent share of external debt, while Venezuela’s PDVSA accounted for 10.6 per cent. Important to note is PDVSA has recently been declared to be in default of its debts by a Trade group in the US.There is some amount of consolation, however, with the report noting that Guyana’s total debt to GDP ratio declined by approximately two per cent – from 48.4 per cent to 46.6 per cent. This is an indicator of how well a country, in this case Guyana, can repay its debts through its GDP without incurring more.last_img read more

Crime rates fall in Pico Rivera

first_imgPICO RIVERA — A two-person gang enforcement unit, as well as increased collaborations with the city, helped reduced crime in all but one area in 2006, officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department Pico Rivera station announced Tuesday. Capt. Michael Rothans reported during this week’s City Council meeting that the rate of Part I crimes — with include murder, aggravated assault, robbery and arson — decreased by 7 percent last year in comparison to 2005 statistics. The only increase in Pico Rivera crimes occurred in the area of auto theft, according to Rothans.“When you talk about where are we now, I think we’re in a very good place,” he said during a presentation to the council.“The only thing that’s increased is auto theft. We had three more cars stolen this year than last year,” Rothans added. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Fit and flare of flamenco

first_imgThe clinical psychologist was the keynote speaker in the Glendora college’s celebration of Black History Month. The then-15-year-old African American decided he would join the other eight students to challenge the Jim Crow laws prevalent in the South. The brave nine changed everything when they walked on to the campus of Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 25, 1957. In retrospect, the young African Americans helped define the civil rights movement that later changed the nation. “It wasn’t easy. President Eisenhower had to send the 101st Airborne in to escort us into the high school,” Roberts declared. The school’s faculty and white students weren’t as kind, making the school year as difficult as possible for the young blacks. In 1957, nine brave students in the Little Rock school system showed that this nation is indivisible. And one, Terrence Roberts of Pasadena proved that you shouldn’t divide a country along racial, ethnic or religious lines. The nine decided it was time for the nation’s schools to desegregate. “We’re all assigned our roles in life when we’re born. My role was very difficult because I came into this world with black skin,” said Roberts during a presentation Thursday in the Haugh Performing Arts Center at Citrus College. “An English teacher asked me `Why do you want to go to our school?’ I just smiled and walked away. That’s my usual response to idiocy,” he said. “I decided to use a rating system to help me deal with the constant insults. I’d give them a 10 if they were very creative, otherwise only a 1 or a 2. Nobody ever scored over a 2 all year. They all knew `nigger’ but no adjectives,” Roberts said. The governor of Arkansas decided to close all the high schools the next year, according to Roberts, so he moved to Southern California, where he attended his senior year at Los Angeles High School. Later he earned a bachelor’s degree from Cal State L.A., a master’s from UCLA and a doctorate in psychology from Southern Illinois University. Roberts’ presentation was one of several events during Black History Month. richard.irwin@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2801160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Google tackles radio world

first_imgNEW YORK – Google Inc. is continuing to expand its advertising capabilities beyond the online world, agreeing to buy a company that automatically connects advertisers with radio stations. The price could top $1.2 billion. The company, dMarc Broadcasting Inc. of Newport Beach, creates an automated platform that lets advertisers more easily schedule and deliver ads over radio and keep track of when they air. On the broadcaster side, the dMarc technology automatically schedules and places such advertising, helping stations minimize costs. Under the deal, announced Tuesday, Google would pay dMarc at least $102 million in cash. If performance targets are met, Google would make additional payments of up to $1.14 billion over three years. The up-front cash payment will make only a small dent in Google’s reserves. Through September, Google had $7.6 billion in cash and marketable securities, though it has since committed to making a $1 billion investment in Time Warner Inc.’s America Online unit. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Google said it plans to integrate the dMarc technology with its highly successful Google AdWords platform, in which third-party Web sites share revenues with Google for carrying the Mountain View, Calif., company’s highly profitable search ads. “Google is committed to exploring new ways to extend targeted, measurable advertising to other forms of media,” said Tim Armstrong, Google’s vice president for advertising sales. Already, Google has bought advertising in print publications such as tech magazines and resold chunks of the space to its online advertisers. Google shares rose 86 cents to close at $467.11 Tuesday on the Nasdaq Stock Market. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgTwo young Donegal companies have been chosen to take part in the final of RTE’s Junior Dragon’s Den.Donegal companies The Easy Grower and Donegal Pens are among just 20 young firms from across the country to qualify for the final.The company owners, from Rosses Community School in Dungloe and St.Columba’s College in Stranorlar, will appear on RTE when the series starts in 2013.  TWO YOUNG DONEGAL COMPANIES CHOSEN FOR JUNIOR DRAGON’S DEN was last modified: December 10th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:DONEGAL PENSJunior Dragon’s DenThe Easy Growerlast_img read more

Chelsea news: Maurizio Sarri ‘very confident’ star player will stay after talks

first_img revealed 2 predicted latest 2 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won But new boss Sarri, who arrived from Napoli this summer to replace Antonio Conte, believes the Brazilian, who went to the World Cup with his nation, will continue his career at Stamford Bridge.Asked about Willian’s future, Sarri said: “Yes, I do [think he will stay]. Very confident.” How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Most Popular Premier League News Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Although he arrived back from his summer holiday later than anticipated, risking the ire of his coach, but Sarri already has the situation under control.“I spoke yesterday with him about his lateness, not about his future.“It was a very positive conversation. I am happy about it. There is not a Willian problem.” Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT BEST OF ALTERED center_img Chelsea star Willian in action last season. Chelsea star Willian in action at World Cup 2018 for Brazil. Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has insisted he is confident Manchester United target Willian will remain with the club.The Blues’ winger has been linked with moves to Old Trafford and Real Madrid in recent weeks. smart causal impact Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes silverware gameday cracker Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 last_img read more

European giants tracking Tottenham ace ahead of potential swoop

first_img changes predicted whoops Most read in Premier League The 26-year-old missed three matches of Spurs’ season to represent his nation, though he made his return on Saturday as a second half substitute in Liverpool’s defeat of the north Londoners.Able to play anywhere across the front line, Son has made almost 150 appearances for Spurs since joining the club in 2015, and his form in the Premier League is earning admiring glances from abroad. 1 SORRY Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings silverware According to Calciomercato, perennial Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are keeping tabs on Son after a couple of excellent seasons with Tottenham.He will be well known to Bayern’s scouting team which is now made up of a number of staff from Son’s former club, Bayer Leverkusen, while he also played for fellow German side Hamburg at the beginning of his career. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT tense latest ✍️ We are delighted to announce that Heung-Min Son has signed a new contract with the Club, which will run until 2023.▶️ https://t.co/jmNE7GniNC#COYS pic.twitter.com/dUeS1SO7IU— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 20, 2018Earlier this year, Son penned a contract extension tying him to the north Londoners until summer 2023. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? revealed Bayern Munich are tracking Tottenham star Heung-min Son, according to reports.Son, the South Korea forward, recently managed to secure exemption from mandatory national service by guiding his country to the gold medal at the Asian Cup. Son is just short of reaching 150 appearances for Spurs The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won last_img read more