US Women drub T&T 6-0SAN ANTONIO, United States (CMC) :Trinidad and Tobago’s (T&T’s) national women’s team failed in its efforts to end an 11-year winning streak at home by the United States Women team on Thursday night.T&T women suffered a 6-0 drubbing at the hands of their American counterparts in a lopsided exhibition encounter at the Alamodome.T&T goalkeeper Kimika Forbes was outstanding, particularly in the first half, by keeping the scoreline manageable.The United States dominated the game and took the lead courtesy of a bizarre penalty call by the referee in the 21st minute when Alex Morgan collided with Forbes in mid-air as Forbes rushed to punch a ball out of her box.Soca Warriors go on strikePORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) :Trinidad and Tobago Soca Warriors say they would not play their next international fixture because of a pay dispute with the country’s football governing body.A release from team captain Kenwyne Jones says that the Soca Warriors have withdrawn their services for their next game against Haiti because payment promised after their CONCACAF World Cup qualifier against the United States last November has not been made.”We were promised months ago that a payment would be made to the boys after the last game,” said Jones’ statement.T&T were carded to participate in the Copa AmÈrica Centenario Berth match, scheduled for January 8, at the Estadio Rommel Fern·ndez in Panama City, Panama.Gabriel ruled out of Hobart TestHOBART, Tasmania (CMC) :West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been ruled out of the first Test match against Australia.The strongly built six-footer from Trinidad suffered a major injury on Thursday’s opening day and will play no further part in the match at the Blundstone Arena.Gabriel felt discomfort while bowling and had scans at a local medical facility. According to team spokesman Philip Spooner, Gabriel sustained a “stress reaction in the left ankle bone” and, therefore will not be able to bowl.The 27-year-old right-armer bowled just 10 overs on the opening day and took one wicket: Joe Burns bowled through the gate.If he is unable to recover in time for the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, starting Boxing Day, a repla-cement will be summoned from the West Indies.
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Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia 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 Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Playing both Santa and the Grinch After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPetron displayed the type of game that made it the most dominant team in the league, blasting F2 Logistics in straight sets for the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference championship Thursday night.Denied of a tournament sweep, Petron attacked from all corners to post a 25-22, 26-24, 25-23 triumph for its fifth conference title in the league.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Tots Carlos, Nicole Magsarile and Maristela Layug powered the Lady Maroons, who fittingly raised the Dominic Sytin trophy named after their late benefactor, who was slain early this month.Carlos scored 17 points, while Magsarile and Layug had 11 and 10, respectively for UP, which recovered from a lethargic second set to bag the title.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The entire Petron bench and its followers at Filoil Flying V Centre erupted in celebration as an F2 serve went long at match point and Petron wrapped up a second title this season.“The team really worked very hard in practices and they showed how much they want to win,” said Petron coach Shaq delos Santos. “We almost swept the conference but we know eventually teams will try to stop us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissOverall, Petron just lost one match—Game 2 of the finals—all tournament before claiming its third AFC title.Meanwhile, University of the Philippines bested University of Santo Tomas, 25-21, 16-25, 25-23, 25-19, earlier to capture the inaugural Collegiate Grand Slam. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments
Liberian government officials on the morning of Tuesday, December 10, arrived in numbers to sign the Book of Condolence for fallen Africa and South Africa’s icon, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.Mr. Mandela, who also goes by his clan name, Madiba, departed this world on Tuesday, December 5, 2013, at around 20:50 GMT, South African President Mr. Jacob Zuma announced to the world. Madiba was 95.The Liberian officials, including the Speaker and members of the National Legislature, and members of the Cabinet, were led to the signing ceremony by Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai.A few minutes after VP Boakai signed the Book, he told newsmen and women that Madiba’s loss “is a great loss not only for Africa but for the world at-large.”In spite of this loss, however, he said “it was also a celebration for the world,” in view of the extraordinary life and lifestyle Mandela led. “No one else in his country or anywhere in the world can easily be compared to him,” the Vice President said.As they signed the Book of Condolence, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf joined other world leaders attending the South African Government’s Memorial Service at the First National Bank (FNB) Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.According to VP Boakai, the message President Sirleaf took to the people of South Africa was that Liberia is blessed to have had early contacts with this “…renowned person. We were fortunate to have interacted with him and the country. So all of us are celebrating his life and thanking God for making him available to us.”The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Alex Tyler, the Acting Chair of the Cabinet and Finance Minister, Mr. Amara Konneh, Foreign Minister and Dean of the Cabinet, Mr. Augustine K. Ngafuan, Defense Minister Brownie Samukai and the Ministers of Education, Health and Social Welfare and Post and Telecommunications, among others, formed part of the Vice President’s delegation.US Ambassador Deborah Malac and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Resident Representative, Ms. Ratidzai Ndhlovu were also there to sign the Book.Speaker Alex Tyler declared that Liberians need to learn from Mr. Mandela’s example of being a reconciler.“On our way to becoming leaders today, some of us offended some people or someone offended us; but in taking our positions, we need to bring everyone on board and reconcile our differences,” he suggested.The mood in the hall was somber as South Africa’s Ambassador greeted the officials of the Liberian Government who had queued to sign the book of condolence.The South African envoy to Liberia, Ambassador Masilo E. Mabeta, told journalists that his country has received a lot of messages of condolence—meaning that what Madiba lived for is understood and embraced, and is going to be continued by the people of Liberia.Ambassador Mabeta added that the world is going to miss Mandela but it is going to have him through his ideas, what he stood for and it will come to embrace his values for everyone, irrespective of race or creed. Nelson Mandela spent time in Liberia during the days of the liberation struggle in South Africa, even carrying a Liberian passport.Liberia’s contribution to the liberation struggle around Africa cannot be over-emphasized and is well-noted in history.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
An Albouystown, Georgetown taxi driver was on Monday evening robbed of his silver-grey Toyota Allion motor car bearing registration number HC 2675 by two men pretending to be customers.The victim is Muhammad Edun, of James and Hogg Streets Albouystown. Based on information received about 21:55h, the 27-year-old man was sitting at the base of R&J Taxi Service in BB Eccles, East Bank Demerara – when one of the suspects entered his car and requested to be taken to Industrial Site, Eccles, EBD.While on their journey, the suspect who was sitting in the back passenger seat reportedly pulled out a dark-coloured metal object, placed it to the right side of the victim’s face and instructed him not to move.Shortly after, a silver grey Raum drove up alongside the taxi from which a man exited and entered the backseat of the taxi.The taxi driver was ordered to drive for some distance, before being told to stop and exit the car. Upon doing so, he ran off into the nearby bushes to escape the hijackers. The two men then drove off with his car.The matter was reported to the Police and an investigation was launched.
police in Berbice are investigating the shooting of a salesman on Sunday evening at his Portuguese Quarters, Port Mourant, Corentyne, home.The injured man has been identified as Safraz Bacchus, 31.Reports are that at about 20:00h at least two men attempted to open a trap door leading to Bacchus’ home but were unsuccessful. After not being able to gain access, a shot was fired in his direction.At the time, Bacchus was preparing his children’s clothes for school. Reports are that the man initially thought it was the pressing iron that had exploded but soon after noticed a hand holding a firearm through a space inThe house where the shooting took placethe trap door.Two other shots were fired, one of which struck Bacchus on his leg.This newspaper was told that Bacchus pushed his children to safety and shouted for help and the men made their escape by jumping a backyard fence.Bacchus is currently a patient at the New Amsterdam Hospital.An eyewitness told this newspaper that the incident was an attack on the man’s life and not an attempted robbery.It was explained that the man is a witness in a murder case gaining attention of the courts.According to the informer Bacchus was threatened that he will not live to testify and as a result he stayed indoors all day Saturday but was shot on Sunday.Despite the threats made to Bacchus he did not report it to the Police.Divisional Commander Assistant Commissioner Ian Amsterdam said the police are investigating the shooting and confirmed that Bacchus is a witness for the state in a court matter.However, Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum when contacted told Guyana Times that Police are trying to ascertain the motive for the shooting but they are not ruling out a possible attempted robbery.He noted that from what he was informed, the man was in his home when he heard some noise emanating from a section of the house. As he looked in the direction, he saw someone attempting to remove a sheet of plywood that was used to block the doorway.Upon seeing this, he shouted for “thief” but in retaliation, the perpetrator discharged a round hitting him to his leg.
The Trackers were not defeated as, at 2:27 left in the period, Connor Kindrat would make an unassisted goal making the score 4-3.Then with 1:32 left in the game, Kurtis Lee would score a goal with assists from Nick Loewen and Tyler Turner.As the time expired, the game would end in a 4-4 tie.Currently, the Trackers are standing at a strong first place in the Bouchier Division.Advertisement PEACE RIVER, A.B. – The Northeast B.C. Yukon Trackers were on the road Sunday as they visited the Peace River Royals.The Royals had home advantage as they scored two goals within the first 4:23 of the game making the score 2-0 over the Trackers. These would be the only goals made during the first period.At 4:52 in the second period, Nick Loewen would score a goal for the Trackers with assists by Owen Floriant and Jaydon Viens making the score 2-1 under the Royals.- Advertisement -Then just at the buzzer, Logan Kimmie made an unassisted goal making the score tied at two apiece as they headed into the third.At 9:25 into the third frame, the Royals would break the tie by scoring a goal on the Trackers making the score 3-2.Then at 5:36 remaining, the Royals would score another goal making the lead 4-2 over the Trackers.Advertisement Current Bouchier Division Standings as of January 21. Source NAHLUp next, the Trackers are off to Whitecourt on Sunday, January 27, as they take on the TRAC Wolverines. Game time is 3:15.
Khedira is not the player Arsenal need apparently 1 World Cup winner Sami Khedira is reportedly close to signing for Arsenal, but there are better options out there, says Young Guns blogger Jamie Sanderson…I wrote a few weeks ago about how Arsenal signing Sami Khedira could be a bad move, but it seems that Arsene Wenger is keen on landing the player this summer.Khedira has rejected a new contract at Real Madrid and is available for about £23million, but his wage demands would be a huge drag.The stories today continue to suggest that he wants £150,000-a-week or he won’t be moving to the Emirates Stadium and Arsenal are battling to get him to change his mind.A newly crowned Champions League and World Cup winner he might be, but Khedira’s injury problems meant he didn’t feature as much as you’d like in those triumphs. Those trophies were won despite him not being involved.I like Khedira as a player – he’s got a great passing range, good engine and has a lot of quality, but Arsenal are already dogged by injured midfielders and this guy would be another one.He only made 13 appearances in La Liga last term and got injured in the warm up for the World Cup final, having battled niggling problems during the whole tournament.I like that we’re going for big names, but you can’t tell me that Morgan Schneiderlin or Lars Bender wouldn’t be money better spent?If Khedira comes cheaper then let’s do it, but it should be Arsenal holding him at ransom, not the other way around.
POLITICS: Democrats plan disruption of GOP signature gathering to change the electoral vote distribution. By Steven Harmon MEDIANEWS SACRAMENTO BUREAU SACRAMENTO – The bitter partisan battle over how California’s electoral votes are distributed may soon be coming to a parking lot near you. The California Democratic Party said Thursday that it will send volunteers to supermarket and shopping center parking lots – or anyplace else people are pestered for signatures – to disrupt a petition-gathering effort to put a measure on the ballot that changes the way California’s electoral votes are distributed. The Democratic Party is so invested in the issue because if the measure is successful, the Republican candidate for president – even if he lost the statewide vote – could reap 20 electoral votes or more, tilting the election. It’s not the first time opponents of an initiative have tried such a tactic but it might be the largest effort, surpassing the statewide effort to block the 2003 recall of Gov. Gray Davis. “We’re asking volunteers and activists to be fraud busters,” Art Torres, the chairman of the state Democratic Party, said in a telephone conference call, “to help stop Republicans from stealing the White House.” Torres said he’s calling on party volunteers to help find the location of signature gatherers and post them on the state party’s Web site “so everybody can see where they are and we can proceed to the locations to offer rebuttals or register Democratic voters at the same time.” The initiative was submitted by a law firm that represents the state Republican Party. Backers of the electoral college initiative, which began collecting signatures this week, called the Democrats’ plan a “strong arm” tactic that will backfire. They need to collect 434,000 signatures by Feb. 4. Voters could recoil from the whole thing, said Fred Kimball, head of one of the state’s largest petition gathering companies, if they see two competing messages – which is exactly what Democrats are hoping. The initiative would overturn California’s winner-take-all method by distributing electoral votes by congressional district. The statewide winner in California would get two electoral votes, and the other 53 would be awarded according to the winner of each congressional district.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!