Cyprus Cup games postponed due to rain

first_imgTwo last-16 Cyprus Cup games scheduled for Wednesday have been postponed due to waterlogged pitches.The second leg matches between Doxa and Apoel (first leg score 1-2) and Ethnikos Achnas v Karmiotissa (first leg score 1-2) will now take place at a later date.The winner of the Doxa v Apoel game will face AEK in the quarter-finals, while the winner of Ethnikos v Karmiotissa will face Apollon.last_img

Masicka ready to ignite National Park on September 29

first_imgJavaun Fearon, more popularly known to the world as “Masicka”, is one of dancehall’s hottest talents and now, the 26-year-old Jamaican is ready to ignite the National Park on September 29 for his ‘They Don’t Know My Story’ concert, compliments of Lion Heart Entertainment, Guinness and Kings of Kings Records and Productions.Masicka is enjoying a break-out year in dancehall, becoming the most sought after dancehall artiste. The ‘Top Form’ singer will be heading to Guyana to perform for the first time and according to Damion “Teflon” Forbes, the principle of Kings of Kings Records, all systems are in place to host the show which will also feature world-rated and sound clash champions Bass Odyssey.“Masicka is more than excited to come to Guyana. He’s aware that Guyanese love his music, he knows that Guyana is a great place to perform, and what I can say to people is grab your tickets early, avoid the rush. Apart from Masicka, Kellz from Tobago and Sky Kidd from Antigua will also be performing for the first time in Guyana. Patrons will also see Lion Heart Sounds making a return, DJ Ackeem and other top local Deejays,” said Forbes.Marriott Hotel, Digicel, White Castle Fish Shop and Chelsea’s Restaurant are listed as some of the sponsors for the show which carries a gate entry price of $3000 per ticket, while VIP tickets are being sold for $8000. Early birds tickets will be sold for $2000 and are available at White Castle Fish Shop, Clairan’s Boutique and Chelsea Suits.Masicka is considered as the leader of the ‘new school’ in dancehall music, with the Portmore, Jamaica born and raised entertainer entering the scene as a teenager, and has slowly been making a name for himself and his ‘Genahsyde’ crew.In recent years, songs such as “Top Striker” and “Knock It”, allowed Masicka to show his ability to tell vivid stories of the streets and his rise to the top. Coupled with his undeniably versatile melodic sensibility and punch-to-the-gut delivery, Masicka has made it clear that he is a musical force to be reckoned with, in Jamaica and beyond.Masicka said he’s looking forward to his time in Guyana, since he’s aware that some of his music is on the playlist of many dancehall fans.last_img read more

Daniel Nguyen favorite to win Vietnam’s first SEA Games tennis gold

first_imgLava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee The tennis competition will be played from December 1-7 at the RMSC Tennis Courts, Metro Manila.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw ‘People evacuated on their own’ Daniel, whose parents are Vietnamese, has become a familiar face in Vietnam over the past few years.He has been playing for Tây Ninh Tennis Club for almost a year. He has been hoping to become a member of the Vietnam team for a long time. It took the Vietnam Tennis Federation a month to complete the procedures and Daniel officially became Vietnamese on October 28 under the name of Daniel Cao Nguyễn.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4He has been registered to compete for Vietnam rvf8umr together with four other male and five female teammates at the SEA Games.Daniel, as the highest-ranking player in ASEAN, is expected to win Vietnam’s first-ever tennis gold medal. Daniel, who won two titles at the ITF World Tennis Tour M25 earlier this month, can play both singles and doubles. DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees LATEST STORIES PBA: Rain or Shine sends San Miguel tumbling, keeps playoff bid alive Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Daniel Nguyễn will play for Việt Nam at the upcoming SEA Games. — Photo banhni.vn via Vietnam NewsHÀ NỘI — Tennis ace Daniel Nguyễn has received his Vietnam passport in time to represent the country at the upcoming Southeast Asian Games in late November.The Vietnamese-American player is 29 and currently ranks No 355 in the world. His highest rank was No 189 which earned him berths at the Australian Open and US Open.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) View commentslast_img read more

Only a coward uses a pseudonym to attack another person’s character in the press

first_imgDear Editor,I have searched the pages of the 2017 Guyana Telephone Directory and the entire Region 5 section of the GECOM Official List of Electors issued on April 14, 2015, and have found that no one with the name of Harry Adjodha, or Harry Ajodha, lives in Region 5.In fact, no one has the name Adjodha, and only 6 persons have the surname Ajodha. And in Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice, there are 7 persons with a variation in the spelling of this name… Ajodhia.But why am I boring your readers with these statistics? It is not done intentionally, but the result of this research proves definitively that the name Harry Adjodha, or Harry Ajodha, which recently surfaced as a letter-writer in Kaieteur News, is nothing more than a fake. Only a coward uses a pseudonym to attack another person’s character in the press.I refer to a letter written by Harry Adjodha of Region 5 and published on May 24, 2017, and to another letter written by a Harry Ajodha and published on May 30, 2017. In both these letters, the letter-writer questioned my citizenship, my loyalty to Guyana, and my right to serve as a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly.Perhaps he should be asking the same question of the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, and other government ministers.I recall reading a Freddie Kissoon column, some time ago, in which he was disgusted and enraged by the unethical behaviour of some letter-writers, who hide behind pseudonyms. He gave good reasons why the print media should stop this practice. I agreed with him then, for if a letter-writer has something derogatory to say about someone else, he should have the courage to put his own name to the letter.While freedom of speech is protected by our Constitution, there have always been rules governing defamation, slander and libel. It was once the policy of most newspaper companies to demand the real names, addresses and phone numbers of those writing letters to the editor; and this was done in order to protect the integrity of the newspaper. Apparently this practice is now discontinued. Perhaps the editors may wish to consider reintroducing this practice.I am prepared to thoroughly and truthfully address the concerns expressed in these letters by the Region 5 APNU+AFC lackey when he grows enough courage to admit writing under the pseudonym Harry Ajodha, and when he signs the next letter he writes in his real name.HARRY GILLPPP/C Member ofParliamentlast_img read more

BLUES FALL TO MARAUDERS

first_img Matchup History Watch Live Full Schedule Roster The University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s basketball team dropped an 89-77 decision to the McMaster Marauders on Saturday night (Nov. 17) in Hamilton, Ont.TORONTO STATS: Second-year guard Evan Shadkami went 9-for-16 from the floor and 6-for-12 from beyond the arc en route to a team-high 26 points, 19 of which came in the first half. He also added five boards, two assists and two steals on the night.Fourth-year veterans Nikola Paradina and Daniel Johansson each had 13 points, while rookie guard Inaki Alvarez tallied eight points, six boards and a game-high five assists in the loss.UP NEXT: U of T returns home next Friday, November 23 as they host the Western Mustangs at the Athletic Centre Sports Gym. Tip off is scheduled for 8 p.m.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Version Next Game: Western University 11/23/2018 | 8:00 p.m. Preview Buy Tickets Live Statslast_img read more

McIlroy, McDowell team up for golf World Cup

first_img0Shares0000MISSION HILLS, China, August 2 – Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell will team up for Ireland at this year’s OMEGA Mission Hills World Cup, said organisers Tuesday, with Italy’s Molinari brothers set to defend the title. US Open winner McIlroy, ranked fifth in the world, picked Ryder Cup hero and playing partner McDowell, for the November 24-27 event in China, reprising a partnership that was narrowly beaten in the 2009 event.“Graeme and I really enjoyed the experience at Mission Hills two years ago. We only missed out by a shot, and are looking forward to forming the Irish team again and trying to go one better this time.”McDowell, the 2010 US Open winner, added: “There is nothing quite like representing Europe in the Ryder Cup or Ireland in the World Cup — It’s a real buzz. We worked well as a partnership two years ago, and we can’t wait to try to claim the title at Hainan Island.”Masters winner Charl Schwartzel has also confirmed his participation in the biennial tournament and will pair up with last year’s British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen.Italy’s Edoardo and Francesco Molinari won in 2009. Francesco, the highest ranked Italian at Number 23 in the world, could have selected Matteo Manassero (30th) as his partner, but opted for his brother (43rd) instead.Eighteen exempt nations out of the 28 lining up at Hainan Island have confirmed their entry. Their partners have to be announced by August 22.Nine more countries will qualify via regional qualifiers in Asia, Europe and South America, with the top three from each gaining exemption.As the host nation, China qualifies automatically for the OMEGA Mission Hills World Cup to complete the field.USPGA champion and world number three Martin Kaymer will represent Germany, with England’s Ian Poulter and America’s Matt Kuchar also confirmed. All three are yet to select their playing partners.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Jackson to team: Watch Atlanta like a hawk

first_imgThe Lakers won’t be able to use the excuse of youth against a Hawks team that once again ranks as the NBA’s youngest. The matchup between Bryant and Atlanta’s Joe Johnson might be better than anything cooked up Saturday with Gilbert Arenas. Johnson is averaging 25.6points and has scored 33 or more in four of the past sixgames, leading the Hawks to victories in those fourgames. He led Atlanta with 37 points Sunday against New Jersey before teammate Tyronn Lue made a buzzer-beater in overtime to win the game. Also: Former Lakers forward Slava Medvedenko signed with the Hawks on Dec. 28 and has played in seven games. Medvedenko has been inactive for Atlanta’s past two games. … Chris Webber told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he “definitely” would have signed with the Lakers if he had a training camp to learn the triangle offense. Webber said both Jackson and Bryant called to recruit him before he signed with Detroit last month. ross.siler@dailynews.com (818) 713-3610 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ATLANTA – When the Lakers take the court at Philips Arena tonight to play the Atlanta Hawks, coach Phil Jackson undoubtedly will remind his team once again that the Hawks’ 18-28 record is nothing more than a number. Even though Atlanta is clustered at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, that record is by no means an expectation of how the Hawks will play. They just completed an 8-7 January and will be coming off Sunday’s 101-99 overtime victory at New Jersey. Having earned a victory against the Washington Wizards, who brought the Eastern Conference’s best record into Saturday’s game, the Lakers will try to avoid a letdown against a Hawks team with a nearly opposite won-loss record. “I think when we think defense first, triangle (offense) second, I think that’s when we’re tough,” Lamar Odom said. “When we come out and kind of depend on our offensive skills to win basketball games, that’s when you see us kind of slacking a little bit.” Said Kobe Bryant: “We’ve just got to go out and play our best basketball game. Just play our style of play. Just move the ball, execute and focus on improving. This is a big win for us (against Washington) and we want to try to build on it.” Whether the Lakers will have Luke Walton back from his sprained right ankle is uncertain. The Lakers didn’t practice Sunday and Walton said he wanted to go through at least one practice before returning. He will be listed as doubtful. center_img Jackson has tried all season to communicate that message to his team, only to see the Lakers suffer maddening losses to teams they think they should beat. They have lost twice to Charlotte and New Orleans and dropped games to Milwaukee, New York, Portland, Seattle and Memphis. Only the Hornets are within five games of .500. last_img read more

Police receive more reports of mailbox thefts over the Holidays

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP is asking city residents to empty their mailboxes daily after a recent string of mailbox break-ins over the past two weeks.Sgt. Dave Tyreman said that late Tuesday evening, two reports were received in regards to mailboxes being broken into at the following locations:117th Avenue between 98th St. and 100th St.117th Avenue-Site 39 near Kin ParkTyreman added that they are safety precautions that people can follow to help prevent mail being stolen. “Check your mail nightly, added Tyreman. “Always check your credit card statements every couple of days. If you are expecting credit cards or identification in the mail definitely get a hold of your agency. If you are going away get someone else to look after it for you.”- Advertisement -Canada Post spokesman Phil Legault said in an email that the company was aware of the break-ins, but would not elaborate further due to an investigation that is currently underway.“We apologize to our customers who have been affected and who are temporarily picking up their mail at the main post office,” said Legault. “We are working as hard and quickly as possible to return our customers to their regular group mailbox service.”If you have any information on the identity of these culprits contact the RCMP at 250-787-8100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You can also contact Canada Post’s contact Customer Service at 1-800-267-1177.last_img read more

Indiana Jones losing his dad

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The fourth film in the series, not yet titled, is again directed by Spielberg and produced by Lucas. Shooting will begin June 18 at an undisclosed U.S. location, and the movie is due out May 22, 2008. Lucasfilm also announced Thursday that Cate Blanchett, John Hurt and Ray Winstone will be joining the cast, which, along with Ford, includes Shia LaBeouf. Connery – who played the bookish Henry Jones Sr. in “The Last Crusade” and affectionately called his son “Junior” – did have some words for the 64-year-old Ford. “I do, however, have one bit of advice for Junior: Demand that the critters be digital, the cliffs be low, and for goodness sake keep that whip by your side at all times in case you need to escape from the stunt coordinator!” Connery said. “This is a remarkable cast, and I can only say, `Break a leg, everyone.”‘ Among speculation the filmmakers have yet to confirm or deny is whether Karen Allen, Indy’s romantic interest in 1981’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” might return. The next Indiana Jones flick will not be another father-son affair. Sean Connery says he will not return to play dad to Harrison Ford’s globe-trotting adventurer Indy. Connery played Indy’s father in 1989’s “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” the third installment of the franchise directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by George Lucas. “I get asked the question so often, I thought it best to make an announcement,” Connery, 76, said in a statement posted Thursday on Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones Web site. “I thought long and hard about it, and if anything could have pulled me out of retirement it would have been an Indiana Jones film.” “I love working with Steven and George, and it goes without saying that it is an honor to have Harrison as my son,” he said. “But in the end, retirement is just too damned much fun.” last_img

Story lines go flat during a dull race

first_imgThe season’s top guys just wanted to stay out of trouble and get to the finish line and clinch their Chase spots. The also-rans had trouble taking advantage because, well, if they were serious contenders they wouldn’t have come here buried in the standings. So it wasn’t like J.J. Yeley or Dave Blaney were going to take control. Did fans pick up on that? The built-in lack of compelling story lines? They certainly didn’t turn out in numbers. If it wasn’t the smallest crowd for a Nextel Cup race in Fontana, it was depressingly close. Reporters estimated 72,000 at the track. Some 40,000 short of a sellout. Or about 18,000 fewer than USC drew the night before for a football game with Idaho. Ask folks who trekked to Fontana what they will remember about the day, and they likely will cite the heat, the blazing sun, the heat, the sunburn and the heat. It was 100-something degrees when the green flag dropped, and maybe 140 on the track. For the race, fans had to settle for subplots. Many of them involving Dale Earnhardt Jr., the most popular driver never to win a championship. Would he keep alive his longshot drive for the Chase? Could he win his first race of the season? Would he blurt out what number will adorn his car next season when he leaves the team his father founded and joins Hendrick Motorsports? The answers were yes, no and definitely not. Little E was one of the few guys on the starting grid with reason to drive like a maniac. He needed to cut into a deficit of 168 points to give himself at least a ghost of a chance to snake the No. 12 spot at Richmond next weekend. And he did. Much to the delight of his legion of fans. He was in the top five most of the race, led six times for 15 laps, but at the end he just wasn’t as quick as Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch and Jeff Burton, the four guys who finished ahead of him. Junior’s Chase chances hang by a thread. He is 128 points behind Kevin Harvick for the 12th spot, and he’s out of championship contention, no matter what he does, if Harvick finishes 32nd or better at Richmond and 11th-place Kurt Busch finishes 36th or better. When he was done with nearly four hours behind the wheel of the Budweiser Chevrolet, Earnhardt was asked how he felt. “It’s hot,” he said. “I’m tired, real tired.” And left needing something approaching a NASCAR miracle to make his season meaningful past Richmond. “I don’t know much about the system,” he said. “I just go out and run as hard as I can. “It doesn’t look like we’re going to make it, but we’re not going to quit trying until they tell us we’re not.” And his number for next year? Keep guessing. It won’t be the familiar 8, of course. Evil stepmom Teresa, owner of Dale Earnhardt Inc., won’t let 8 go. It won’t be 38, either, though it would be so tidy, his late father’s No. 3 and his No. 8. But the Yates team has 38 and isn’t giving it up. So now 81 is the hot rumor. Well, everything was hot, Sunday. Weather was the prime topic all along, and the drivers looked as flushed and drained at the end of 500 miles as if they had run them. “That was a long 500,” Burton said. “It felt like a marathon.” The racing was less than compelling, as generally is the case here. Track officials trumpeted 30 lead changes involving 16 drivers, but Johnson or Kyle Busch led 181 of the 250 laps, so it wasn’t like it a dozen guys seemed capable of winning. And the lead changes seemed mostly a function of the 11 caution flags. A track record. It was a race that will be little noted nor long remembered – because it decided so little. Other than reaffirming that nobody is keen on watching cars drive in circles for four hours when it’s 100 degrees in the shade. Read my blog at www.sbsun.com/blogs/inthiscorner160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FONTANA – Strange, passionless race, this Sharp Aquos 500. Almost as if it didn’t matter. An exhibition in the middle of the Nextel Cup season. Not yet the Chase for the Cup. But the essential purpose of the season’s first 26 races – to determine the 12 drivers who get into the 10-race, championship-deciding Chase – hardly applied Sunday because the top dozen were all but locked up even before race No. 25 began. So hardly anyone was charging out there. last_img read more