January 19

UP hopeful Ricafort can still play

first_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 Ricafort was struck out of the lineup a day before the start of the season after he was deemed ineligible due to the new league rule on age limit.“It was supposed to be my first game in my first and last season,” said Ricafort who is turning 25 in January 2018. “This was supposed to be a big day for me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe new rule states that an athlete cannot be more than 25 years old for the whole season, not just the basketball tournament, which ends in December.Ricafort said he remains hopeful he could suit up for the Fighting Maroons this season. View comments So advances to final 16 Winning start Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img “I was told that it was the final decision but UP is going to re-appeal this week,” he said.Ricafort enrolled in La Salle in 2011, hoping to crack the first team. He moved to UST, but his transfer did not pan out as intended, before Bo Perasol recruited him to join the Fighting Maroons.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Forward Rob Ricafort was looking forward to opening weekend of UAAP Season 80 the past two years since he joined University of the Philippines.But instead of being on the floor for the Fighting Maroons as they eked out a 74-73 win over the University of Santo Tomas Tigers at Mall of Asia Arena, Ricafort was on the bench wearing sweat pants cheering on his teammates.ADVERTISEMENT Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

January 18

Point 4 All Stars Crush Bong Mine Bridge Girls 7-1

first_imgThe Mandela Sports Field on Bushrod Island in Monrovia was a scene of jubilation last Monday evening as locals, Point 4 All Stars whipped their Bong Mine Bridge counterparts 7-1 in kickball.It was a friendly match that brought many young people from both communities together to enjoy the game.What apparently drew a large crowd to the fenceless field was due to the official suspension of sporting activities by sports authorities in the wake of the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in the country.Though the battle to defeat the Ebola virus has overwhelmed the Liberian government and sporting activities are still suspended, organizers could not explain to the Daily Observer the reason for their friendly match.But a scheduled friendly soccer match between two teams, one identified as Military Baptist Soccer Team, was cancelled due to poor weather.The kickball encounter produced excitement for the players and fans as Point 4 All Stars, led by Getie, who pitched most of the balls, managed to get most of her players running at home, and increasing their points.“They are no match to our skills,” a player of the winning side, told the Daily Observer, after the match about their opponents, Bong Mine Bridge Girls.She said Bong Mine Bridge, “has always challenged us to a game and now we have beaten them 7-1 so now they know who is the best in kickball.”On the field itself every time the winners increased their points, there was wild jubilation by their supporters as they ran on the field.On several occasions, there also heated arguments about who had run home safely who has not but whatever the results were did not dampen the spirit of the game.Though the Daily Observer did not see any chlorine buckets in the area, with players and fans cheering and running on the field, it was clear they were determined to enjoy one of Liberia’s past times, kickball.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

January 12

Police Constable killed in highway accident

first_imgA Police Constable attached to the Mackenzie Police Station was on Saturday afternoon killed after he lost control of the car he was driving at Bamia Linden/Soesdyke Highway, East Bank Demerara (EBD).Dead: Ishaan CainesThe car Caines was driving when he met his demiseDead is Constable Ishaan Caines, formerly of Lot 184 Coverden, EBD and of Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara.The accident reportedly occurred at about 15:15h.According to information received, the 26-year-old Policeman was driving a motorcar bearing registration number PPP 7936 and was heading along the roadway at a fast rate when he reportedly lost control of the vehicle. The car, Guyana Times understands, toppled several times before coming to a stop with its four wheels in the air.The young Policeman sustained severe injuries and was taken to the Linden Hospital Complex where he was pronounced dead on arrival. When contacted, his mother Carla Loncke told this publication that her son would normally return home on the weekend. She noted that on Saturday, he asked to use her motorcar claiming that he had to drop off a document at Police Headquarters, Eve Leary, in Georgetown.“He left home at about 12:30h so I went back to bed… It was in my sleep when I hear the phone ring and I got the message of the accident,” she added. The woman claimed that at no point in time did her son tell her he was heading to Linden and could not say exactly what transpired.She immediately travelled to Georgetown and boarded a route 43 minibus and travelled to Linden where she saw her son, who was already placed in the mortuary. The young man graduated last year and was transferred to the Mackenzie Police Station.The Police have launched an investigation into the accident. He leaves to mourn his parents and three siblings.last_img read more

January 11

Alves, La Bennet “unfavourable” GECOM Chair candidates – Opposition

first_imgThe Opposition did not find favour with Attorney Kesaundra Alves and Justice Claudette La Bennet as nominees for the post of chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).Alves and La Bennet were submitted as informal nominees by President David Granger, who found them to be “not unacceptable”.Jagdeo is in the process of compiling a final list of six nominees to submit to President Granger. From that list, the Head-of-State will choose a GECOM Chairperson. Discussions on the nominations are expected to continue tomorrow (Thursday).More details in the Thursday, July 18, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img read more

December 30

Liverpool striker wins praise from coach after Anfield breakthrough

first_img1 Liverpool first-team coach Gary McAllister believes Danny Ings has invigorated the Reds’ strikeforce.Ings scored his first goal for the club against Norwich City on Sunday and is in line to start against Carlisle United in the League Cup on Wednesday, with Christian Benteke expected to miss out through injury.McAllister praised the 23-year-old’s attitude since arriving at Anfield from Burnley in the summer and is hoping to help the forward add more firepower to his game.“If you’d seen him every day since he arrived here at the training ground, if there’s anyone who deserved a goal it’s Danny,” said the Scot.“He’s been working his socks off, so it wasn’t a fluke – it was down to pure hard work that he managed to get that chance and finish it so well. He’s been working hard at his game.“When you work with younger players – and being an ex-player – it’s very encouraging when you see a young player looking at, and hanging on to most of the things you’re trying to impress upon him.“I’ve worked with some fantastic strikers in my day and trying to give Danny these little nuggets of information, you can see he is very open to any advice or little bits of information. That has been really refreshing, so I hope he can go on a little run.” Danny Ings scores for Liverpool against Norwich last_img read more

December 28

New 1916 ‘kitchen table’ monument to be unveiled in Lifford

first_imgA new 1916 commemorative monument will be unveiled in Lifford on Monday next, 27 March. The monument, which was commissioned by Donegal County Council and produced by internationally renowned Antrim-based artist Brian Connolly, is entitled ‘History Table – Elevation’.“This artwork takes a recognisable item of domestic furniture and reconceptualises it as a symbolic form”, says artist Brian Connolly, a leading practitioner in public art nationally for over 25 years. “The kitchen table is the centre of the home, where many ideas come from and plans are made; centre of family life and familiar in the Irish consciousness”.The concept is informed by a performance artwork the artist delivered as part of the centenary programme and he has developed this further in this permanent commemorative artwork for Lifford.The sculpture is essentially a traditional kitchen table raised up and placed on branches of coppiced hazel.All elements are cast in bronze. The table top is pierced with an extract of text from the 1916 Proclamation. The text can be viewed from below. The artwork represents an archway, a threshold and a link between past, present and future. The artwork is located in the Diamond in Lifford, the administrative capital of the county and the seat of Donegal County Council. Within the Diamond area of Lifford the offices of Donegal County Council are located and opposite this building is the historic Lifford Courthouse designed by Michael Priestley in 1746. It is in the Diamond setting between County Buildings and the Lifford Courthouse that the artwork is sited.Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Terence Slowey said the council are delighted to be unveiling this magnificent piece of public art in the Diamond in Lifford.“The Ireland 1916 Centenary Programme provided us with a once-in-a-century opportunity to shape and actively engage in a diverse range of historical, cultural and artistic activities. It allowed us to reflect, commemorate, debate and analyse and re-imagine our future. This piece of public art embodies the themes of this commemorative programme and will be enjoyed for generations to come not just by the people of Lifford but by everyone in Donegal”.New 1916 ‘kitchen table’ monument to be unveiled in Lifford was last modified: March 24th, 2017 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:artistsBrian ConnollyLiffordmonumentlast_img read more

December 27

Body found at site of air crash

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsBrian Ranch Ultralight Airport owner Jack Brian said he had been told that the man was an experienced pilot and had recently bought the airplane from an owner in Texas. With a tubular frame and its propeller behind the pilot, the Rans S-18 weighs less than 600 pounds empty. The man had been flying last week at Brian Ranch as well, Brian said. Brian said he was told the man intended Monday to fly in the area around the airfield. “He was just practicing,” he said. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash. Authorities said they didn’t know what caused the crash, but the possibilities include mechanical problems, a weather condition, even a heart attack or a collision while practicing landings. Coroner’s officials expect to perform an autopsy to help determine the cause of the pilot’s death.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LLANO – A Glendora man was found dead Tuesday in the wreckage of his ultralight plane, which had apparently crashed the previous day as he was practicing at a desert airstrip. The 49-year-old man, whose name was not immediately released, had last been seen with his Rans Stinger S-18 airplane Monday morning at the Brian Ranch Ultralight Airport, a popular landing spot for lightweight aircraft about 20 miles east of Palmdale. A sheriff’s helicopter crew searched Tuesday night after the man’s wife reported him missing, but the 22-foot-long plane’s wreckage wasn’t spotted among the creosote bushes and sagebrush until after the sun came up Tuesday. “It was a few hundred yards north of the airfield,” sheriff’s Lt. Larry Gregg said. last_img read more

December 27


first_imgTHERE are celebrations in Downings after Na Dúnaibh won their first all-Ireland junior gaeltacht title in 24 years today.They won the Comórtas Peil Na Gaeltachta Junior All-Ireland Final with a 2-9 to 012 win over Rinn Mhaoile this afternoon in Baile Bhúirne, Co Cork.The scores came from Lorcan Ó Conchubhair 1-4, Gearóid Mac Laifeartaigh 1-2, Shea Mac Giolla Coll 0-1, Colin O Gallchóir 0-1 and Allen Pasom 0-1. Maith sibh lads.NA DÚNAIBH BRIDGE 24-YEAR GAP BY LANDING GAELTACHT TITLE was last modified: June 6th, 2016 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:all-irelandGAANa Dunaibhlast_img read more

December 26

Chelsea could use Morata in deal for record breaking striker

first_img Morata won the FA Cup with Chelsea 2 Sarri, who worked with Higuain when the striker had his record breaking season at Napoli, is now said to be on the verge of taking over at Stamford Bridge.And according to Italian publication, Gazzetta dello Sport, a swap could happen when the manager situation is finally resolved.Higuain scored a record 36 goals in 35 Serie A games under Sarri in 2016, as Napoli went close to winning a first league crown since 1990. In winning the league’s Golden Boot (Capocannoniere) he broke Gunnar Nordahl’s 66-year old record.He moved to Juventus for £78million shortly afterwards where he has scored 55 times.Morata has so far struggled to settle in at Chelsea following his £58m transfer from Real Madrid, but it is understood he would consider a return to Turin where he played between 2014 and 2016. Higuain played under Sarri at Napoli A swap involving Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain has once again been mooted.A deal where the two strikers would swap places was reportedly under consideration in May when Maurizio Sarri was being touted as Antonio Conte’s replacement as Chelsea manager. 2 He scored 11 Premier League goals last season as the Blues finished fifth, though they still ended the season as FA Cup winners.Follow all the latest transfer rumours here.last_img read more

December 25


first_imgINDEPENDENT councillor John Campbell angrily denied doing a U-turn when he switched his vote tonight to help pass the council budget.“I did not flip at the last minute. This could have been sorted in early December,” he told the chamber.Among the concessions was the dropping of a rate cut. “I put my proposals forward a long time ago and it’s only now that they have been accepted,” said the independent councillor. ‘I DID NOT FLIP’ – INSISTS INDEPENDENT COUNCILLOR CAMPBELL was last modified: January 13th, 2014 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:county councilJohn Campbellswtichvotelast_img read more