‘Shabu’ worth P234-K seized

first_imgAside from suspected shabu, marked moneyworth P500 and cash amounting to P960 were also confiscated from the suspects. BACOLODCity – Seventeen sachets of suspected shabu weighing about twenty nine gramsvalued around P234,400 was seized in a buy-bust operationin Barangay 12. BY MAE SINGUAY AND CYRUS GARDE Residents Samuel Sumagaysay, 38, Melanie DelValle, 40, and Sergio Rivera, 33, yielded the suspected illegal drugs around9:30 p.m. on Feb. 6, a police report showed.center_img They were detained in the lockup cell ofPolice Station 1, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or theComprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN Antidrug officers inspect items seized from Samuel Sumagaysay, Melanie Del Valle and Sergion Rivera. The suspects were nabbed in an entrapment operation in Barangay 12, Bacolod City on Feb. 6. POLICE STATION 1/ BCPOlast_img read more

Free milk at the Dearborn County Fairgrounds today

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN— There is a milk give away today at the Dearborn County Fairgrounds until 6 pm or the milk is gone.Purdue Extension Officers will be giving out more than 4,300 gallons thanks to a continuing partnership between Prairie Farms, Purdue Extension, and Dearborn County Farm Bureau.last_img

Draws made for the Hurling and Football championships.

first_imgPhoto: Tipperary GAA The draws were made last night for the hurling and football championships.Sixteen teams will compete in Roinn I for the Dan Breen Cup.In group one Clonoulty-Rossmore, Mullinahone will be in with North pair Nenagh Éire Óg and Roscrea. In group two theres Éire Óg Annacarty Kilruane MacDonagh’s, Killenaule along with Toomevara.Group three sees three Mid teams Thurles Sarsfields, Drom & Inch, Upperchurch-Drombane as well as Carrick Swans from the South.In group four Loughmore-Castleiney, Borris-Ileigh, Portroe & Kiladangan will battle it out.The county football championship also has four groups of four.In group one theres Loughmore-Castleiney, Kilsheelan-Kilcash, JK Bracken’s and Drom-Inch.In group two Moyle Rovers, Arravale Rovers, Upperchurch-Drombane and Galtee Rovers will go head to head.In group three its Killenaule, Ballyporeen, Kiladangan as well as Cahir.And in group four Clonmel Commercials, Aherlow Gaels, Ardfinnan and Éire Óg Annacarty will take on each other.The first round of games will take place in Aprillast_img read more

Awogu: Nigerian Premier League Has Grown

first_img• Backs mid-week matchesBy Kunle Adewale  The General Manager of Super Sports, Felix Awogu, has hailed the League Management Company, LMC, for giving Nigerian football fans a league to behold.In a chat with journalists in his office, Awogu said this season’s league has been one of the best in recent years.“This is the best I have seen in a long time. The league has grown; there have been more wins in the league this season than any in our history. The records are there to cross-check. Though, there have been little issues of violence but not as bad as it used to be. These are little hiccups.This is the first time Super sports have done a direct deal with the league. We have gone through third parties before now, but for the first time in the last one year, we have decided to say, ‘let’s work with the league directly, and it is paying off, and we are very happy, and we are going to continue to work in that direction,” Awogu said.Asked if he backs the idea of mid-week matches in our league considering the state of our roads in the country.“I do. First and foremost, you have to look at the fact that midweek matches, especially Friday matches which are very unique have attracted more fans to the stadia than the 4pm matches. It’s an innovation, they have to keep trying things. For the first time, the average attendance in the Nigeria league has hit 15,000. Even the EPL is just about 20,000. There is a growth pattern in the league which we should commend. It is something I will always hit my chest and say yes, I think we have delivered and added value to Nigeria.Awogu indeed frowned over none payment of players’ salaries, saying any one that cannot pay the salaries of players have no business in the league.“Even if they are owned by the government, if government cannot afford it, government should let it go. Get investors to take over. We have small teams like Ikorodu United, which pays salaries as at when due and manages its structure appropriately. They fly the team when they have to fly them to attend matches. Why can’t other teams replicate that? To us, it was an ideal team and when we see teams like Ifeanyi Uba FC, which is a privately owned team, we see El-Kanemi, which has returned to the base, flying for their games, so why can’t they replicate it?“I am of the opinion that it is time the Nigeria teams go on to the stock exchange, sit back and let investors take control. Let the fans own the teams and once they do that, there will be a strong synergy between the fans and the clubs and then the attendance will grow, merchandising will grow. Like I pointed out, is it now time that clubs start hiring a marketing team, a brand manager? For a team like Enyimba FC, two times African champions, what have they done with their brand? These are some of the things that team holistically have to look at and I think it’s is a big job for the LMC,” Awogu said.The Supersports boss craves for the best team to win the league. “We are supporters of the league; we support every team in the league. We want the best team that can represent Nigeria appropriately and possibly win in the continent. It has been a long time since Enyimba won the CAF Champions League and there’s a lot of money there. You win the CAF Champions League, you get about 2 million USD, you go for the international championship, you get about 10 million USD, it is a huge investment inflow into the Nigerian economy if we can get a team to qualify to win the championship in Africa and also go for the World Club Cup. To us, that will be massive. It’s not just about the LMC, it’s about the federation and the Ministry of Sports putting heads together and seeing how these things will work,” he advised.He also threw more light on some of the challenges Supersports is faced with when covering matches in troubled areas like the North-east.“Security is improving and for the first time in four years, three major roads were opened in Maiduguri. So, things are changing. If the roads are being opened in Maiduguri, it means our Outside Broadcasting; OB vans will be able to drive into Maiduguri. If you look at an OB van for instance, it will probably cost you about 10m dollars to acquire a standard one with high definition compliments.“Our roads are not the best in the world, but we have been all over Nigeria. We were in Kano to cover some matches and shows highlights from Maiduguri. Not that we are not there but it is not yet time to move the OB facilities. If peace returns, which we have been praying for, I think the first thing we will do is take ‘Let’s Play’ with my team to go and give the children some football, let them have something to identify with, let them find some solace, some joy, after many years of stress,” he noted.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Shane Warne bats for D/N Adelaide test when India tour Australia in 2020

first_imgAdvertisement ic0nNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2xejWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecaa6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8y97Would you ever consider trying this?😱n80xCan your students do this? 🌚1fmbvRoller skating! Powered by Firework Legendary Aussie spinner Shane Warne wants the Indian team to play a Day-Night Test match in Adelaide next year. The former Rajasthan Royals captain congratulated both BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and India skipper Virat Kohli for India’s maiden pink-ball Test against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.Advertisement “Congrats to you and @imVkohli on agreeing to play a day/night test. I hope there’s another one next summer in Adelaide when India tour Australia on @FoxCricket- Would be amazing buddy!” Warne replied to Ganguly’s tweet.Advertisement Even former England captain Michael Vaughan also expressed his desire to see the Men in Blues playing a Test match under the lights in Australia next winter.“Well done Sourav .. look forward to a couple in Aussie next winter,” Vaughan replied to Ganguly’s tweet.After the end of second day’s play, India are in a commanding position thanks to a sublime hundred by Virat Kohli (130). The hosts declared their innings at 347/9 in the second session of day, after bowling out Bangladesh for a mere 106 yesterday. The guests meanwhile in their second innings, have managed to register 152 for the loss of 6 wickets, and still trail by 89 runs.Ishant Sharma was yet again the pick among the bowlers with 4 wickets for just 39 runs and will be eager to wrap up the game as early as possible tomorrow.  Advertisementlast_img read more

Dropouts, withdrawals lead to calls for WTA rules changes

first_imgMOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Martina Kehoe, with the WTA, examines Monica Puig, of Puerto Rico, during Puig’s match against Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro in the semifinals of the Connecticut Open tennis tournament Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in New Haven, Conn. Puig withdrew from the match in the first set. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register via AP)NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Connecticut Open tournament director Anne Worcester heard the same story over and over last week from top players who had committed to her event, the final WTA tuneup before the U.S. Open.They had an injury or an illness and while it was nothing serious, with the major in New York coming up … well, you understand.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Worcester said the real issue is the WTA’s circuit structure and long season.In addition to the majors, the WTA has four Premier Mandatory events: Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid and Beijing. A player must also compete in four of the Premier 5 tournaments — Doha, Rome, Wuhan, Montreal and Cincinnati — and two of 12 other premier events, of which New Haven is one.That would be fine, Worcester said, if they weren’t also being drawn into so many other smaller tournaments around the world. That, she said, results in tired and injured players who end up missing or dropping out of premier-level events.“We have too many international-level tournaments on the WTA Tour, with a play-down rule that is nowhere near as strong as it needs to be,” she said. “Players should only be allowed to play down to that international level in very specific, discrete situations and right now it’s too easy for too many top-10 players to play down.”Worcester said she’s been told the WTA may add a couple more premier-level dates earlier in the summer, which could allow Connecticut to move away from the week before the U.S. Open.She’d also like to find a structure that would allow top players who play deep into one tournament the ability to get an extra day of rest before the next tournament. That would mean adjusting the size of the main draw to allow more byes.The WTA, asked to respond to the criticism, issued a statement saying it is always willing to look at changes that will make the tour better.“It is disappointing when withdrawals occur as the players want to compete and we want our fans to be able to count on seeing their favorite stars at their local tournaments,” the organization said. “We are confident that our calendar allows players to commit to a schedule that best suits their individual needs and goals while delivering an exciting product to our fans.”___ Sixth-seeded Ashleigh Barty, seventh-seeded Kiki Bertens — who won just days before in Cincinnati — and Johanna Konta all withdrew, citing a virus.Others tried, but couldn’t make it through the week. American CoCo Vandeweghe, who like Halep received a wild card into the tournament, retired from her first-round match with an ankle injury. Three-time champion and third-seeded Petra Kvitova made it to the quarterfinals before leaving after one set with a sore shoulder. Reigning Olympic champion Monica Puig left her semifinal match after eight games with an abdominal strain.As a result, Carla Suarez Navarro made it to Saturday’s final while completing just one full match and fewer than four sets.Worcester said she believed all of those who dropped out wanted to play and were not making frivolous decisions. Many top players prefer not to play at all the week before a Grand Slam, and those that do tend to be cautious with anything that could prevent them from playing for the bigger title, prize money and prestige.All those who dropped out of New Haven, where the champion receives just over $136,000, are expected to play in New York, where players earn $20,000 more than that just for winning two singles matches.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Worcester believes it’s time for the WTA to look at its rules and its schedule and consider making some changes to better serve the tournaments that want to put on a good show, the fans who spend money to see top players and the players who are often stretched too thin over an 11-month season.“It’s not just our week, the week before the U.S. Open,” she said. “If you look at the women’s tennis tour, especially this summer, there have been too many withdrawals and retirements.”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’The problem was acute in New Haven. The tournament lost top seed Simona Halep, who withdrew on Monday after playing in two consecutive finals. The official reason was a sore right Achilles.“It’s tough to make this decision,” Halep said. “But I have to. I have to rest.” DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img 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 Guiao, cagers go all out vs Koreans Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firmslast_img read more

September 18 is D Day

first_imgDear Editor,My question will be very short. I just wish to know who will be held accountable when an accident occurs on the corners of Alexander and Charlotte Street. It has been months now, if not longer since “STOP” signs on both streets have been sending the same command to vehicles heading north and west; cutting across each other, with no indication as to who has the legal right -of -way.I am always left in awe at simple yet potentially catastrophic mistakes like these. I bang my head to wonder whether the person (s) who authorised and/or placed the stop signs did not see that both streets were giving the command or whether he cared to notice or whether he even knew what he was doing?Should a collision occur at the corner of Alexander and Charlotte Streets, is the state prepared to compensate drivers for this ridiculous faux pas on the part of its agents?Thank you,Zena Henrylast_img read more

Kwakwani Hospital in need of urgent expansion – Dr Inniss

first_imgBy Lakhram BhagiratKwakwani, one of Guyana’s premier logging communities, has been on the cusp of rapid development for a number of years, but it seems as though its only health care facility is yet to be bitten by the developmental bug. And according to the doctor in charge of the institution, Kwakwani Hospital Complex is in dire need of urgent expansion. Dr Delisa Inniss was posted as the doctor in charge of the Upper Berbice River area in April of 2018, and she has been advocating for better service delivery as well as improved facilities for the more than 600 residents of Kwakwani, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).During an interview with Guyana Times, Dr Inniss said the issue of expansion of the Kwakwani Hospital Complex was recently raised with Public Health Ministry officials.“We are a small hospital, a district hospital, but we have need for expansion, because our unit is small in terms of space, and it is very cramped. Our Emergency Department can only hold two beds, and the space to manoeuvre around is very limited; so sometimes you will find when we have accidents (that) we cannot deal with more than two patients at a time, and we have to pick and choose and really triage who to deal with first and what’s not,” she related.The doctor informed that accidents in the area occur more than often, because of the fact that it is a logging community; and therefore the hospital’s capacity is very limited when it comes to dealing with the patients.Presently, along with Dr Inniss, another junior doctor, who is on four months’ rotation, along with a resident Dental Surgeon, service the residents in the area.Dr Inniss said the medical institution has ample support staff, which makes the work of the doctors a lot easier. However, she explained that the needs of the hospital far outweigh the services it can offer at this time.The hospital is equipped with a fully functioning X-ray machine, but there is no technician to man the equipment, and there also is no ultrasound machine or technician. Several requests have already been made for technicians, particularly the ultrasound machine and technician, she said; but despite promises, that is yet to be fulfilled.Dr Inniss explained that the medical institution has had to transport pregnant mothers through rough terrain to the Linden Hospital Complex every time they need to get an ultrasound done to monitor the health and development of the foetus. In the case of X-rays, she noted that the institution would have to transport patients to Linden to confirm fractures and other things.“…our antenatal mothers we have (had) to put…through that, just to get an ultrasound to ensure that the baby is okay; and some of them are high risk mothers, and having to go through that is not easy. Sometimes it can put them through preterm labour, so it is a risk. So we have need for some of the things here,” she said.“Even some of the mothers who are elective cesarean, that could be done here, and it could be easier; because we find that most of the areas (the hospital services) are poor areas and they always complain that they don’t have money to go, and they have nowhere to stay in Linden. So they have to go and come back, and that is a real sore point here,” Dr Inniss highlighted while identifying the need for a General Surgeon to be stationed at the hospital.In terms of the building expansion, Dr Inniss said Minister Volda Lawrence would have committed to that, along with the construction of an operating theatre. Additionally, the doctor said, the delivery room is in need of expansion as well.“Our Delivery Room is even smaller. There is one delivery bed, so only one delivery could be in progress at a time. And sometimes you get cases where somebody is in labour and another one comes, and we have to use another bed. So we have need for that,” she identified.The doctor also said new vehicles are needed to transport patients, since the ones they currently have would sometimes break down in the trail, and they would have to wait hours for assistance. She said that in some cases they were forced to do emergency deliveries in the vehicles on the trail.last_img read more

Contracted Chinese companies employ over 2000 Guyanese – Ambassador

first_imgWith some 20 Chinese companies contracted in Guyana and the creation of jobs for more than 2000 Guyanese, Chinese Ambassador Cui Jianchun has stated that Guyana has benefited from these and many other initiatives birthed from strong bilateral relations between the two countries over the years.Ambassador Jianchun was at the time speaking at a reception held to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year and Spring Festival on Wednesday evening. The event, which was held at the New Thriving Restaurant, Providence, East Bank Demerara, was a collaboration between the Chinese Embassy and the Chinese Association of Guyana.During his remarks, the Chinese diplomat noted that this New Year is not just the Year of the Pig but a year of auspiciousness and happiness. He noted that the Chinese Lunar New Year is very traditional, which is all the more reason to celebrate it.Reflecting on achievements of the Asian country over the years, Ambassador Jianchun posited that China continues to be a frontier nation in many spheres especially in health care, infrastructure and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).He noted that China continues to demonstrate, through concrete actions, its sincerity and resolve to build a global community with a bright future for everyone. On this note, he mentioned the role China has played in some of the major developmental projects in Guyana; such as the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project and the Arthur Chung Conference Centre.“China and Guyana inked a MoU of Cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, providing a solid platform for higher level of pragmatic cooperation between the two sides… Currently, there are more than 20 Chinese companies investing or engaged in various contractual projects in Guyana, providing more than 2000 jobs for the local people,” the Chinese Diplomat posited.The Ambassador went on to highlight the various bilateral programmes from which Guyana has benefited and continues to benefit from. These include the Chinese Medical Brigade and scholarships. He added that some 183 Guyanese received training in China or locally during last year alone, with an additional 14 Government scholarships granted.“I believe that the Government and people of Guyana are fully aware of the tangible benefits of China and Guyana friendship and diplomatic cooperation… This year marks the 47th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Guyana… It is my dream that we can elevate the mutually beneficial cooperation to a high level and bring more benefits to the people of the two countries,” Ambassador Cui asserted.Meanwhile, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo in brief remarks also lauded the fruitful bilateral relation the two countries have shared. He said the relationship between the two countries has reminded unbreakable and solid over the years.Nagamootoo posited that Guyana is looking forward for the continuation of these relations with China which has seen Guyana benefiting in the areas of public service, health and security.During Wednesday’s reception, which was attended by several Government Ministers, Opposition members, members of the diplomatic corps and business community among others, the gathering was entertained by several traditional Chinese performances.last_img read more

Federal government falls; election this spring

first_imgThe federal Conservative government has been brought down on a historic vote in Parliament, setting the stage for a May election.MPs voted 156-145 in favour of a Liberal motion citing Stephen Harper’s minority Tories for contempt of Parliament, and expressing non-confidence in the government.The move sends Canadians to the polls for the fourth time in seven years.- Advertisement -Harper is set to visit the Governor General’s residence Saturday morning to dissolve the 40th Parliament and sound the starting gun on an election campaign.The contempt charge marks a first for a national government anywhere in the Commonwealth.The Bloc Quebecois and the NDP both supported the Liberal non-confidence motion, fuelling angry Conservative denunciations of a “reckless” and “undemocratic” coalition. Advertisementlast_img read more