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Tough battles for local stars

first_imgJamaica’s number one ranked men’s player Gareth Henry will face Jan Frohlich of Czech Republic in the quarter-finals of the third annual Jamaica International Badminton Tourn-ament at the National Indoor Sports Centre today.Henry advanced following his 21-12, 21-17 victory against Milan Dratva of Slovakia on yesterday’s opening day of the four-day tournament. Frohlich eased past top Jamaican junior Nicardo Reid, 21-12. 21-9 to set up an interesting clash in the last eight of the men’s singles division.Henry is looking forward to a tough encounter against Frohlich who is the tournament’s number two seed.”I expect him (Frohlich) to play a really good game tomorrow (Friday). I need to be more focused than I did in the game against Dratva,” Henry told The Gleaner.TOUGH GAME’I need to be very smart as he is the tournament’s number two seed in the draw, so I’m expecting a tough game,” he added.Meanwhile, Frohlich is fully aware that he has to step up against the Jamaican.”I have never played him (Henry) in a tournament before but I have seen him several times in other tournaments. He is experienced, and on home court I am expecting him to be strong,” Frohlich shared.”I expect a lot of attack from him, so I have to prepare defensively,” he added.In the other quarter-final match-ups, the tournament’s number one ranked men’s player, Adam Mendrek of Czech Republic, will go up against Luke Couture of Canada; Matej Hlican of Slovakia faces Matthew Lee of Jamaica and Anthony McNee opposes Soren Toft of Denmark.Meanwhile, Jamaica’s top ranked female player, Katherine Wynter, will battle the tournament’s top seed Rachel Honderich in a key third round match today at 5:30 p.m..”I have been preparing for this tournament for a long while and I’m confident going against the number one seed,” Wynter told The Gleaner yesterday.The players are battling for overall prize money of US$10,000 (Ja$1.28 million).last_img read more

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No love lost between TNT, San Miguel as Cruz, Santos get into spat

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Things get testy between TNT, San Miguel in their quarterfinal duel. Pyoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere was no love lost between fierce rivals San Miguel Beer and TNT on Tuesday night in their quarterfinals duel at Mall of Asia Arena.With the game already decided, things got testy between the two teams when Beermen forward Arwind Santos and KaTropa guard Jericho Cruz got into a heated exchange at the 1:20 mark of the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Austria turns emotional after SMB win as wife undergoes kidney transplant Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Cruz was given a flagrant foul penalty 1 for hitting Santos with a forearm while Santos picked up his second technical foul and was thrown out of the court.The two veterans, however, quickly put the incident behind as tempers eventually cooled off moments after the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Honestly, we were both hotheaded inside the court but I just really want to forget what happened,” said Santos in Filipino. “There’s a part of me that wanted to get back at him but I’m just thankful that I have this tendency to forget what happened and be professional.”“Whatever happened earlier inside the court doesn’t mean anything to me after the game,” said Cruz. “Unless I get approached then, I got to do something about but after the game, it’s nothing.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Santos said the emotions and competitiveness just took over during the incident.He also owned up to his actions and added he’s already forgiven Cruz.“Inside the dugout, we prayed and I already asked for forgiveness for what happened. I admit that I have done wrong and I forgive Jericho because that’s just how it is. Sometimes we struggle to control our emotions during the game because all of us want to win and that’s part of our job.”The 36-year-old Santos, though, had the final say with San Miguel taking a 106-93 win to advance into the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals. He finished with 15 points, seven rebounds, four steals and four blocks.Cruz, meanwhile, struggled offensively, scoring only three points after averaging 17.0 points in his first two games with the KaTropa. He also had six rebounds and eight assists but committed seven turnovers in 31 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img read more

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Pacquiao arrives in Malaysia ahead of title fight vs Matthysse

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Sotto powers Batang Gilas to 13th place with rout of New Zealand Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs The 39-year-old Pacquiao hasn’t fought since dropping a highly-disputed decision to Jeff Horn a year ago in Brisbane, Australia where he yielded his WBO belt.Determined to silence his critics, Pacquiao aims to reclaim his championship status against the Matthysse, whose WBA crown is on the line.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Matthysse arrived in Malaysia’s largest city way ahead of Pacquiao as he hopes to acclimatize himself with the humid weather.The hard-hitting Argentine eyes to become who Pacquiao was nearly a decade ago when the eight-division champion ripped through boxing one division and one title at a time. 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 Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names FILE – Filipino boxing idol Manny Pacquiao (centre L) poses for photographs with Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse (centre R) after a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on April 20, 2018, ahead of their world welterweight boxing championship bout in July. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANKUALA LUMPUR — Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao arrived here in the Malaysian capital Monday night six days before his welterweight title fight against Lucas Matthysse.Pacquiao landed in Kuala Lumpur on board a chartered flight from General Santos City, where he held his training camp with his longtime friend Buboy Fernandez as chief trainer.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

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Cartoon: June 8, 2015

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GAWU awaiting requested documents from Govt

first_img1 month after sugar consultationsNearly one month after Government’s high-level consultations with several stakeholders in the sugar industry, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) has not received several requested documents.Sugar operations ended at the Wales Sugar Estate in December last yearThese include an outline of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) plan on the new ventures for the Wales Sugar Estate, in addition to the relevant studies that were considered before the diversification plans were determined.In an interview with  Guyana Times on Sunday, GAWU President Komal Chand related that the Union was still awaiting GuySuCo’s release of the documents pertaining to the studies that were conducted.GAWU President Komal Chand“They had stated that if we want any documents and any information, we could request. We (GAWU) have done so, but we haven’t gotten any documents from them,” he explained.The GAWU President further highlighted that the Union intended to ascertain the exact crops, in addition to rice, that were being proposed for cultivation under the diversification plans. It was disclosed that stakeholders were informed that the Rose Hall Factory would be closed, Enmore Estate would be closed and the Skeldon plant would be sold. The public later became aware that a Trinidadian firm had expressed interest in the heavily automated Skeldon factory.Chand later disclosed that no rice was yet planted. This follows his statements in December that only 35 out of 480 acres were levelled off. Chand also told this newspaper on Sunday that only “five workers” would be drafted into the rice venture.“In one of the documents, they said that they will need about five workers because rice is highly mechanised,” the GAWU President pointed out.Meanwhile, several former GuySuCo workers have told Guyana Times that they were coping at present, nearly one month after Government ended sugar operations at the Wales Sugar Estate. The workers, however, stressed that they were unsure how they would survive in the coming months.It was after months of reiterated calls for engagement that several Government Ministers met with the parliamentary Opposition, GuySuCo, GAWU and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE), to discuss the way forward for the sugar industry.The Ministry of the Presidency had noted late last year that after the documents were perused, a suitable date and time for the next meeting would have been determined. However, the GAWU President explained on Sunday that this date was yet to be determined.The long-awaited consultations were held on the very day that sugar operations at Wales ceased (December 31).The Wales Sugar Estate is the oldest of the country’s estates and the shutting down of sugar operations were only confirmed after the story broke in a  Guyana Times report in January 2016. The closure has affected over 1000 workers directly and thousands more in Wales and surrounding communities.Over the last several weeks, tractors have been seen transporting punts and other materials from the Wales Estate, reportedly to Uitvlugt and other Estates across the country.last_img read more

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NEBC Yukon Midget Trackers sweep weekend series against Leduc Roughnecks

first_imgThen with 6:02 remaining in the second period, the Roughnecks would score again, taking the lead 3-2 over the Trackers.Eventually, at 16 seconds left in the period, Kurtis Lee would make an unassisted goal on the Roughnecks making the score tied at three apiece as they headed into the third.At 4:53 into the third period, Raymond Dick would score on Leduc, with an assist by Noah Lang, making the score 4-3 over the Roughnecks.Then at 9:58 remaining in the frame, Kurtis Lee would score his second goal of the game, with assists by Brandon Modde and Jaydon Viens, making the final score 5-3.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Yukon Midget Trackers were home over the weekend, November 16 and 17, for a two-game series as they took on the Leduc Roughnecks.For game one on Saturday, the Trackers hosted the Roughnecks as part of a Movember game, raising awareness for Men’s Health.It took quite some time for either team to score during the first period but, eventually, at 3:48 remaining in the frame, the Trackers’ Colby Busche scored a goal on the Roughnecks, with assists by Mason Gosling and Kaden Arberry, making the score 1-0.- Advertisement -At  3:51 into the second period, the Roughnecks would score a goal on a power play making the score tied at one apiece.Then at 7:10 into the frame, Markus Ruehl would score one on Leduc, with an assist by Brandon Modde, making the score 2-1.The Roughnecks would tie the score again 9:52 into the period, making it tied at two apiece.Advertisement For game two on Sunday, the Trackers would continue their winning streak as they beat the Roughnecks with a score of 6-0, sweeping the entire weekend with two wins.Currently, in the Northern Division Standings, the Trackers are now in first place with eight wins, one loss, and one tie.Up next, the Trackers will be on the road on the weekend, November 23 and 24, to Fort McMurray as they take on the Barons.last_img read more

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The greatest rivalries in English football: Arsenal v Man United 1997-2005

first_img 8 Arsenal v Man United is live and exclusive on talkSPORT, Saturday from 5pm. Click here for more. In the second of a five-part series, talkSPORT looks at the greatest club rivalries in English football.There are rivalries from specific periods – moments in time defined by titanic tussles between teams.We’re not talking about historic rivalries stretching over decades or longer, or derbies that stoke local passions, but those played out between top class teams fighting for trophies in particular eras.In this edition we look at the fiercest rivalry of the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, that saw Arsenal and Manchester United battle for supremacy of English football. Man United: Four Premier League titles, One FA Cup, One Champions League, One Intercontinental Cup, One Community Shield It was the 1998/99 season that saw this rivalry reach titanic levels, as United and Arsenal met in five full-blooded fixtures during a compelling campaign.Despite champions Arsenal drawing first blood in the league with a comprehensive 3-0 victory at Highbury, it was the Red Devils who had the last laugh as Ferguson’s men won an enthralling FA Cup semi-final over the Gunners – with Ryan Giggs scoring arguably the greatest goal in the competition’s history – prior to taking advantage of an Arsenal slip-up in the league to win a fifth title in seven years – a point ahead of Wenger’s team – on the final day of the season.From here it was a slugging match between the two behemoths, as they took it in turn to trade blows and trophies, while playing out some mouth-watering clashes along the way – September 2003’s ill-tempered 0-0 draw at Old Trafford being the perfect example. 8 Arsenal and Man United face each other this weekend 8 By 2004 though, tensions had reached their zenith and culminated in the now famous ‘pizzagate’ incident. The previous season, Arsenal had done the unthinkable and gone an entire Premier League season unbeaten to cement their place in English football history as the ‘Invincibles’ – although United did beat them in the 2004 FA Cup semi-finals – and as they arrived at Old Trafford they did so looking to extend their unbeaten league run to the magical 50-match mark.Incensed by ‘dubious’ decisions, the Gunners’ streak was halted by a 2-0 loss, resulting in a fracas that saw scuffles on and off the pitch and Ferguson pelted with food by an unnamed Arsenal player.This timely meltdown coincided with a fresh threat, though, as newly-monied Chelsea took the Premier League by storm, leaving the deposed giants to fight for second place.By this stage United’s were ushering in a new generation, while Arsenal experimented with their own policy of blending youth and experience. Suddenly, battles between the two appeared secondary on the domestic landscape with Chelsea the headline team, but the two proved they could still captivate the nation – as their memorable clash at Highbury in February 2005 was testament to.A match won in the tunnel – courtesy of Roy Keane’s rant at Patrick Vieira – as much as it was on the pitch, Arsenal and Man United proceeded to play out an engrossing contest that the Red Devils won 4-2. 8 8 By the time Arsene Wenger arrived in England in September 1996, United had won three of the first four Premier League titles since the top flight’s rebranding, and they would go on to finish the 1996/97 season as champions once again.Barring Blackburn’s brief interruption to win the league title in 1995, there seemed to be no halting United’s dominance, especially not from a little known Frenchman.Wenger wasted little time making his name known in English football, though. While United continued to power along under the seemingly indomitable Sir Alex Ferguson, over in north London Wenger was crafting a side capable of redressing the balance of power.Despite losing his first two Premier League encounters with United, Wenger’s Arsenal would prove their pedigree early on in the 1997/98 season, where this rivalry truly began.From 1997 until the FA Cup final in May 2005, Man United and Arsenal played each other 27 times, and Wenger proved to be a thorn in Ferguson’s side, as his newly-crafted team went unbeaten against the Red Devils for six matches until the FA Cup semi-final replay of 1999. 8 8 The Gunners’ stirring 3-2 victory over United at Highbury in November 1997 served notice of a changing of the guard and it was confirmed four months later, when Marc Overmars’ solitary goal at Old Trafford sunk the reigning champions and ushered in a new power, with Arsenal eventually winning the title by one point.Never one to accept defeat, Ferguson’s United bounced back in remarkable fashion, and although Arsenal ended the 1997/98 season with a domestic double, the Red Devils responded by winning a Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League treble a year later. And so it was at the conclusion of the 2004/05 season that their bitter rivalry seemed to unravel. United, as a team in transition, met an Arsenal side who were preparing for the departure of their club captain Patrick Vieira, in the FA Cup final.It was a match that lacked everything their previous encounters had offered and although Arsenal came out on top, it was a symbolic ending to a chapter of English football, ushering in a period of nine trophyless years for the Gunners.Yet to win the title since, Arsenal have become synonymous with fourth place finishes in recent years and, while United rose again to wrestle the Premier League title from Chelsea, and later Man City’s grasp, Ferguson’s departure ushered in a harsh new reality for a club fed a constant diet of success.Wenger remains at Arsenal for now, but the days when his team met United to decide who were kings of the Premier League are now long gone.Arsenal v Man United – November 1997 to May 2005Games played: 27Arsenal wins: 12 (Six Premier League, Two FA Cup, One League Cup, Three Community Shield)Man United wins: Nine (Five Premier League, Two FA Cup, One League Cup, One Community Shield)Draws: Six (Five Premier League, One FA Cup)Trophies won in that periodArsenal: Three Premier League titles, Four FA Cups, Four Community Shields 8last_img read more

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CHARGE DISMISSED AS GARDAI FAIL TO FOLLOW ‘LETTER’ OF THE LAW

first_imgA West Donegal man had charges against him dismissed after Gardai could not prove the postbox in which they left a summons belonged to him!Letterkenny court.Anthony Boyle of Mulladuff, Kincasslagh appeared at Letterkenny District Court to answer the charges of using a mobile phone while driving. However Mr Boyle, 48, claimed he never received the summons.Gardai told the court that they went to serve the summons on Boyle on November 23rd last and had asked the local postman where Boyle lived.He pointed to a house where he claimed he had left letters for Boyle before.The Garda witness said he saw the offending car, a 1996 registered Toyota Corrolla, parked beside the house and letters with Anthony Boyle’s name in the postbox.The alleged incident happened when Boyle was stopped by Garda Elaine Gordon in Letterkenny on June 20th, 2013 at Kiltoy, Letterkenny.However the accused man’s solicitor said he was denying the receiving the summons and actually lived a few doors down.Boyle gave evidence that he did park his car at the house because he had no parking at his own dwelling and had received permission to park at the house from the owner who lives in Scotland.He also denied that any letters had ever been left at the postbox where he parked his car.He said his post was delivered underneath his door at his house.At one stage Garda Inspector Michael Harrison told Judge Paul Kelly that he had no option but to adjourn the case and ask for the postman to give evidence.However, after considering the case Judge Kelly said the Garda had been very fair in the case and said the postman had only pointed in the direction of the house where Boyle was alleged to have lived.He struck out the case against Boyle.CHARGE DISMISSED AS GARDAI FAIL TO FOLLOW ‘LETTER’ OF THE LAW was last modified: May 19th, 2014 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:Anthony BoyledonegalKINCASSLAGHMulladuffPostboxlast_img read more

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ARRESTED MAN RUSHED TO HOSPITAL ADMITS HE FAKED ILLNESS

first_imgA MAN who feigned illness to escape garda custody has been fined for being drunk.Owen Hannigan, 33, appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with entering a house at Ballyraine Park – near his home – with intent to commit an offence.He was also charged with being intoxicated in a public place on February 5 this year. Inspector Goretti Sheridan told Judge Paul Kelly that Hannigan was extremely drunk and local people had called gardai.The home owners had asked him to leave, but Hannigan had refused.He was arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda Station.However once there he appeared to take ill, said the inspector.“He was taken by ambulance by Letterkenny General Hospital but he later admitted he had feigned illness to escape garda custody,” said Inspector Sheridan.Hannigan apologised to Judge Kelly.He said he had been “extremely stupid” and “extremely drunk”.He said he had been at a house party at the address the day before, had lost his phone and his coat and had gone back to get them.Hannigan was fined €150 for being intoxicated.Judge Kelly struck out the charge of entering the premises without consent.ARRESTED MAN RUSHED TO HOSPITAL ADMITS HE FAKED ILLNESS was last modified: July 6th, 2015 by John2Share 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:BallyraineLetterkenny District CourtOwen Hanniganlast_img read more

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GAA: DDTV VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS AS KILCAR HIT BUNDORAN FOR SIX

first_imgKILCAR hit Bundoran with SIX GOALS in their Division 2 clash at the weekend.Play the video to watch some of the highlights. GAA: DDTV VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS AS KILCAR HIT BUNDORAN FOR SIX was last modified: September 26th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more