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Long-time Waterhouse saviour Lamey returns in 0-0 draw

first_img Today’s match Kevin Lamey’s first Red Stripe Premier League football game in over two years and his first for Waterhouse in over five years ended in a 0-0 draw against Boys’ Town at Barbican Complex yesterday. The striker, who is revered by the Waterhouse faithfuls, showed glimpses of his abilities despite looking a bit short on pace. However, coach Paul Young, who brought in the veteran to add experience and to guide the youngers, thought the 40-year-old was excellent on the day and voted him as his Man of the Match. “Lamey was brought in to add experience, and we know the notoriety of Lamey; he is a true finisher. He can offer some help as he holds the ball up well at the top of field and brings the midfielders into play, and he did that brilliantly. For a player who has not played 90 minutes for so long, he did extremely well. He was my Man of the Match today. But Lamey is here to help guide the youngsters, and when he can score, he will score,” Young insisted. In a hotly contested game, which saw Waterhouse being reduced to 10 men following a second yellow card to Rohan Amos on 56 minutes, both teams had great chances to score, with Peter Keyes getting the bulk of the chances for Boys’ Town and Kenroy Howell getting the better opportunities for Waterhouse. Keyes thought he had given Boys’ Town the lead after 15 minutes, but the goal was waved off for offside. The former Waterhouse player then had two other great chances in that first-half and another three in the second half, but he volleyed over with only the goalkeeper to beat in the 68th minute, and then headed against the post a minute later, with two of his better opportunities. Howell was equally threatening for Waterhouse as Boys’ Town found it difficult to track his runs from deep. He had three great chances in the first period, the best of which came on 45 minutes at the end of a solo run. But he muffed his effort with Lamey wide open. After the break, Howell remained Waterhouse’s biggest scoring option, and 15 minutes from the end, he was unfortunate to see his effort from six yards rebound off the bar and back into the arms of goalkeeper Mikhail Harrison. Sean Coleman and Jermaine ‘Tuffy’ Anderson, who came on as a late sub in the 75th minute, also came close for Waterhouse. The match ended on an ugly noted after Anderson was alleged to have elbowed Boys’ Town defender Xavier Virgo, rendering him temporarily unconscious and with a suspected fractured nose. Virgo was taken to hospital for treatment. Boys’ Town’s head coach, Andrew Price, said he would have to review the incident before commenting. However, he believes they had the better chances to win, even though they were missing five regular starters. “We had enough dominance to have won the game. We got a number of chances, and our forwards were not clinical in front of goal. Otherwise, we should have won by a wide margin,” he said. Boys’ Town stayed sixth with 26 points, while Waterhouse remained at the bottom on 16, two points behind Rivoli and three adrift of Tivoli. 8:40 p.m. Harbour View vs Portmore United at Harbour View Stadium Yesterday’s results Boys’ Town 0 Waterhouse 0 Reno FC 1 UWI FC 3 Humble Lion 0 Cavalier SC 1 Arnett Gardens 2 MoBay United 1 Tivoli Gardens vs Rivoli United POSTPONEDlast_img read more

Moyes’ reputation taking another hit at Sunderland

first_img – 7:30 a.m: Everton vs West Ham – 10 a.m: Southampton vs Chelsea WEST BROM VS MAN CITY JOB TOO BIG Moyes was in charge of Everton for 11 years before being hired by Manchester United in 2013 as Alex Ferguson’s hand-picked replacement with the aim of creating another dynasty at England’s biggest club. He lasted 10 months at Old Trafford, the job proving far too big for him. Moyes attempted to rebuild his reputation at Real Socieded in Spain, but was fired a day before completing a year in charge. Now it’s all going wrong at Sunderland. The squad lacks depth, although long-term injuries have robbed Moyes of key players such as goalkeeper Vito Mannone, midfielder Sebastien Larsson and forwards Adnan Januzaj and Fabio Borini. His policy of signing former players from Manchester United and Everton – injury-prone pair Steven Pienaar and Victor Anichebe among them – had an air of desperation about it. Worryingly, Jermain Defoe, the 34-year-old former England striker, appears the only reliable source of goals. Moyes’ latest disappointment occurred on Wednesday, when Sunderland lost 1-0 at Southampton in the fourth round of the English League Cup. Near the end of the match, Moyes was dismissed from the dugout for swearing at an official when a penalty was not awarded for his side. Has the 53-year-old Scot simply lost his touch? “Our luck’s out at the moment, but it will change,” Moyes said. MANCHESTER, England (AP): David Moyes called it just nine days into the season. Asked after consecutive losses whether it will be another relegation battle for Sunderland in the Premier League, the team’s recently hired manager said, “I think it will be. I don’t think you can hide the facts. That will be the case, yes.” Admirable honesty, sure, but exactly the kind of pessimism Sunderland fans didn’t want to hear so early in the season. It has set the tone for another woeful start to a league campaign by the northeast club. Sunderland are in last place in the Premier League, with just two points from nine games, and are the only side in England’s four professional leagues without a league victory this season. It’s the second consecutive season in which Sunderland have failed to win any of their first eight league games, which hasn’t happened since Bury did so in 1905 and 1906. With Arsenal heading to the Stadium of Light tomorrow on an unbeaten run of 13 matches in all competitions, the likelihood is that Sunderland’s misery will be prolonged another week. Even for the greatest escapologists of the Premier League, staying up this season will be some feat. The Black Cats may have run out of lives. Sunderland have narrowly avoided relegation for the past four years via the same means: A mid-season managerial change followed by a drastic upturn in late-season results. Steve Bruce was the last manager to complete a full season at Sunderland – and that was in 2009-10. Since then, Martin O’Neill (16 months across two seasons), Paolo Di Canio (six months), Gus Poyet (18 months across two seasons), Dick Advocaat (seven months), and Sam Allardyce (nine months) have come and gone through the Stadium of Light’s revolving door. Moyes is the latest in the sorry cycle, and recent history suggests that he will not last the season before the club’s American owner, Ellis Short, reaches for another saviour to keep Sunderland in the world’s most lucrative domestic league. “You can change one guy,” Moyes said, “but it has been proved in the past here, that is not the answer.” Monday, October 31 Sunday, October 30 Pep Guardiola is in the worst run of his managerial career after City’s winless streak extended to six games with a loss to Manchester United in the League Cup on Wednesday. While City remain top of the league, Guardiola will avoid the kind of criticism that has been aimed at coaching rival Jose Mourinho at United this season. West Brom are possibly the most dangerous team in the league from set pieces, and that is an area manager Tony Pulis will surely target at The Hawthorns tomorrow. – 6:30 am: Sunderland vs Arsenal – 9 a.m: Man United vs Burnley – 9 a.m: Middlesbrough vs Bournemouth – 9 a.m: Tottenham vs Leicester – 9 a.m: Watford vs Hull – 9 a.m: West Brom vs man City – 11:30 a.m: Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Leicester have lost by a three-goal margin in each of their last three Premier League away games: 4-1 at Liverpool and Manchester United, and 3-0 at Chelsea. It doesn’t get any easier for the champions, who must visit unbeaten Tottenham tomorrow, four days before playing in the Champions League against FC Copenhagen. On this weekend TOTTENHAM VS LEICESTER – 2 p.m: Stoke vs Swansealast_img read more

Ceres-Negros trips Davao, clinches 5th straight win

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “The status of the match will be decided by the LFI Board of Directors,” the league said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Marañon scored in the 42nd minute, chipping the ball past Nick O’Donnel, while Ott struck early in the second half, following up his saved effort by firing into an empty net.Goalkeeper Toni Doblas produced a couple of spectacular saves following Ott’s goal, preserving the clean sheet for Ceres, which turns its focus on the AFC Cup Asean zone semifinals against Yangon United on May 9 and 16.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownDavao remained in second spot with 11 points on three wins and two draws.Meanwhile, the league announced that it had canceled the match between Kaya Iloilo and Global Cebu at Iloilo Sports Complex due to “unfortunate circumstances.” MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC F2 logistics forges decider with methodical game 2 dismantling of petron ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ 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 Defending champion Ceres-Negros streaked to its fifth straight victory at the expense of the Davao Aguilas, 2-0, on Wednesday in the Philippines Football League at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Goals from Bienve Marañon and Mike Ott gave the Busmen maximum points as they stayed unbeaten, while pinning a first loss on the Aguilas.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Tendering process “falling apart”

first_imgDelayed Public Procurement Commission…will lead to institutional corruption – Nandlall There has been criticism over the way in which many Government contracts have been awarded, prompting calls for the establishment of the Public Procurement Commission (PPC).PPP/C MP and former Legal Affairs Minister Anil NandlallThe PPC will have oversight on the process of how contracts are publicly tendered. However, as the Commission’s establishment remains in limbo, Opposition Member of Parliament (MP), Anil Nandlall, the former Attorney General (AG), has observed this was “inefficiency and incompetence” on the part of the Government.“I am not sure whether the [non-establishment] is intentional, but it is just another example of inefficiency and incompetence in Government. You have the Government not going to public procurement on many contracts that the law compels must be done…you have billions of dollars being awarded in contracts without complying with the Public Procurement Act,” the former AG noted.Nandlall’s case in point was the Specialty Hospital contract where he noted Fedders Lloyd was “hand-picked” despite all the criticisms, with the company ending up being blacklisted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank because of corruption.The People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) MP pointed out that the Commission was meant to be a watchdog over the procurement process and he surmised that the entire tendering process was “falling apart.”“The Public Procurement Commission is a body to which those who are aggrieved by public procurement, by a decision or the process of public procurement. It’s supposed to be a watchdog of the procurement process, but it is important to note that while they are not establishing [it], the procurement process itself is falling apart because they are not going to tender on many contracts which require public tendering,” the former Legal Affairs Minister noted.“The A Partnership for National Unity Coalition in their 100-day plan had said that the Public Procurement Commission would be established. We are over a year and that Commission has not been established. While we were in Government, they refused the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Bill because they wanted this commission to be established,” Nandlall further explained.He also pointed out that there was “sloth in parliamentary democracy” as there have been fewer sittings of the National Assembly and parliamentary sub-committees.“You have non-transparency and a lack of accountability across the divide at level of procurement, as well as Parliament; Government is reluctant to provide information…it’s corruption – institutional corruption,” Nandlall stressed.The PPC is a constitutional body which has not been established since 2001. Corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) earlier this year ranked Guyana as “highly corrupt”, based on its calculated methodology. Before the 2015 elections, the coalition had stated its intention to ensure the early establishment of the PPC.last_img read more

House Votes to Pass Resolution to ‘End Shutdown’ of Government

first_imgThirty eight (38) lawmakers voted to pass a resolution to end the shutdown of government The House of Representatives has voted to approve a Joint Resolution to authorize the Executive Branch of Government through the Ministry of Finance to spend (use) at least US$47.5 million for the month of August 2019, to inadvertently end the painful shutdown of government.According to fiscal technicians, the Government was technically shut down in the month of August, because the PFM Law only permitted the Ministry of Finance to use one-twelfth (1/12) of the 2018/2019 Budget for the month of July in the tone of US$47.5m to pay civil servants and settle domestic debts.They argued that civil servants’ salaries for the month of July, including July’s domestic debts, were done in August, though it could been timely done. Nevertheless the untimeliness of payments of civil servants and unsettling of domestic debts added burden on the economy which, among other things, caused the US dollars rate against the Liberian dollars to continue to increase and prices of goods and services are inflating.Thirty eight (38) lawmakers voted on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 – 57th day sitting, for the approval to affix their signatures on the Resolution merely to avoid shutdown, and accordingly beginning today, at least 23 lawmakers are expected to affix their signatures on a Joint Resolution to formally give the Ministry of Finance the go-ahead to use another one-twelfth (1/12) of the 2018/2019 Budget, to be used for the month of August 2019.When the needed signatures from members of the Lower House are acquired, the Joint Resolution will be forwarded to the Senate for concurrence and subsequently to President George M. Weah for approval of the usage of US$47.5 million.The first one-twelfth (1/12) of the  2018/2019 was expended for the month of July 2019 without the approval of the Legislature, but rather in accordance to Section 17 of the Public Financial Management (PFM) law, which gave the Finance Ministry the authority to spend one-twelfth of the US$570 million of the 2018-2019 budget, amounting to US$47.5 million.“In the case where the Legislature is unable to approve the National Budget before the start of the fiscal year, the Minister is authorized to collect revenues and approve expenditures, in line with the proposed budget, up to one twelfth (1/12) of the Budget of the previous fiscal year. Expenditure of said (1/12) by the Minister shall be included in the subsequent financial outturn.”According to the motion proffered by Lofa County District #3 Representative Clarence Massaquoi, in yesterday’s session, the House’s decision to vote to pass the resolution is in accordance to Article 34d of the 1986 Constitution which gives them the right to make appropriation for the fiscal governance of the country and that it originates from the House of Representatives.Amendments for motion of reconsiderations, and that a simple majority for the Resolution should be derived from Tuesday’s quorum, as well as the House of Representatives should not accept the proposal of the Ministry of Finance (which was discussed in an executive session with Finance Minister Samuel Tweah), proffered by Reps. Matthew Zarzar, Ballah Zayzay and Francis Dopoh, were respectively upheld and accepted.McGill’s LetterMinister of State for Presidential Affiars, Nathaniel McGillThe House’s decision to vote to approve a Resolution to authorize the Executive Branch of Government through the Ministry of Finance to spend (use) at least US$47.5m for the month of August 2019, to avert shutdown of government was prompted from a communication from the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel E. McGill, who is also the Chief of Staff to President George M. Weah and the Acting Chairman of the Cabinet.He writes: “Hon. Speaker, I am delighted to herewith submit that the amount of funds available as temporary funding for government operations, in the absence of an approved fiscal budget, as required by Section 17 of the PFM Law, is virtually exhausted.”“Based on the above, and to avoid the shutdown of the Government, the President has directed me to convey to the Honorable House of Representatives the need to pass a Resolution authorizing the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning to spend beyond the stipulated one-twelfth of last year’s budget for the month of August 2019, while awaiting approval of the Draft 2019/2020 Budget by the Legislature.”McGill’s letter further said: “This request is prompted by the fact that from the US$47,500,000 allotted under the PFM Law, US$45,633,310 has already been spent, leaving a balance of US$1,866,690 for government operations, which is grossly inadequate for the month of August.”“The President urges the Honorable House of Representatives to treat this as a matter of urgency.”Budget ScrutinyThe Joint Budget, Public Accounts, Expenditure and Audit Committee of the 54th Legislature, comprising members of the House of Representatives and the Senate began the Revenue Component of the  scrutiny of the 2019/2020 Budget on Monday, July 30, 2019.With the end of the secretive and zipped Revenue Hearing of the 2019-2020 National Budget of US$532 million on Capitol Hill, in which nothing has been revealed as to what extent the State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) would support the FY 2019-2020, the Joint Budget Committee kicked off the Expenditure Component of the Budget on Wednesday, August 21 and ended on Monday, September 2, 2019.However, the Daily Observer has gathered that the Joint Budget Committee is concluding the 2019-2020 Budget in Committee room for subsequent submission to the both Plenaries for approval, which will be hopefully be done before the 14th of September.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Stock Exchange legislation with AG’s Chambers – Jordan

first_img…shortage of human resource contributing to delayGovernment has revealed that legislation for Guyana’s Stock Exchange is currently sitting in the Attorney General’s Chambers, and has taken a back burner to other pieces of legislation partly because the AG’s Chambers are short of human resources.Finance Minister Winston JordanFinance Minister Winston Jordan explained during a recent press conference that the bill has been drafted for a while now. In fact, it was there long before recently passed bills like the Cybercrime Bill.“The comprehensive bill for the stock exchange has been drafted a while now. It is with the Attorney General’s Chambers. Comprehensive bits of legislation have been drafted. Those are also with the Attorney General’s Chambers. The AG’s Chambers are challenged by way of human resources, and so those bills have been relegated in terms of priorities so that other bills can get in, such as the amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Bill.”“Last week (it was) the Cybercrime Bill,” he pointed out. “The week before, (it was) my four financial bills, and so on. So a number of bills have overtaken the Stock Exchange Bill, (which) was there well before those bills came out. There are other bills that will overtake them, like the Sovereign Wealth Fund. But eventually, sometime next year, we are hoping to pass comprehensive legislation for the stock exchange,” Minister Jordan detailed.Locally, the Guyana Association of Securities Companies and Intermediaries (GASCI) is the recognised stock exchange. It is a self-regulatory organisation registered with the Guyana Securities Council to carry on business as a stock exchange and an association of securities companies and intermediaries.GASCI consists of four member firms which provide broker services for customers who wish to buy and sell shares on the stock market, and these are Trust Company (Guyana) Ltd, Guyana Americas Merchant Bank Inc, Beharry Stockbrokers Ltd, and Hand-in-Hand Trust Corporation Inc (formerly GNCB Trust Corporation Inc). Trust Company (Guyana) Ltd, Beharry Stockbrokers Ltd and Hand-in-Hand Trust Corporation Inc are also represented on the Board of Directors of GASCI.  The member firms of GASCI are registered as brokers with the Guyana Securities Council.Jordan also noted that, from henceforth, the bank will be assuming an increasingly more prevalent role in the management of the economy. An example of this is credit unions.According to the Minister, there will be moves to bring these unions under the purview of central bank.“Right now, consideration is in respect of credit unions. You know, those are quite a few, but we’re trying to bring those under the purview of the central bank in terms of supervision,” the Minister explained.last_img read more

Boxing Etc.

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, reminded about the upcoming 25th anniversary of his tragic lightweight title fight victory over Duk Koo Kim that left his opponent dead four days later, has politely refused to speak about the bout. “Anniversaries are supposed to be for celebration,” he told the Daily News. “What’s to celebrate?” On Nov. 13, 1982, Mancini stopped Kim in the 14th round of a brutal fight. After Kim died from brain injuries, Kim’s mother and the fight’s referee, Richard Greene, committed suicide. Mancini, from Youngstown, Ohio, has lived in Santa Monica the past 21 years. Now 45, he retired in 1992. … Vic Darchinyan (27-0, 21 KOs) of Australia via Armenia will fight Mexico’s Victor Burgos on the undercard of the March 3 super bantamweight title fight between Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez at the Home Depot Center in Carson. Gary Shaw, Darchinyan’s promoter, can’t say enough about Darchinyan, the International Boxing Federation flyweight champion nicknamed “Raging Bull.” “Darchinyan’s style is what makes him exciting,” Shaw said. “When he puts his hands down and goes into his ‘Raging Bull’ (routine), he walks with his chest out and his chin out, daring people. He is just a dream. And the Armenian people in the L.A. area, Glendale, are going to just love to see this kid in person.” … Paul Malignaggi (21-1, 5 KOs) and Edner Cherry (21-4-2, 10 KOs) will square off tonight in a junior welterweight fight at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. HBO will televise it, and two other fights as part of its “HBO After Dark” series. last_img read more

Man United and Arsenal target could leave Atletico Madrid

first_img1 Alessio Cerci Manchester United and Arsenal have been put on red alert after Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone opened the door for Alessio Cerci to leave the La Liga champions in January.Both Louis van Gaal and Arsene Wenger have been linked with a move for the Italian winger who earned rave reviews at Torino last season.But following his move to Spain during the summer, Cerci has suffered a nightmare spell in Madrid and has struggled to command a regular first-team place.Simeone has now stated that he is not giving the talented winger the playing time he should be getting at a top club and is refusing to rule out a move when the transfer window re-opens.Cerci only joined Atletico Madrid during the summer for £13m but will be desperate to get his career back on track.Simeone said: “It is not easy. We have so many internationals in the squad. I am the coach and at the moment unfortunately I am not giving Alessio the time he deserves, but I have to look at what is best for the team.“Could Cerci leave in January? You’d have to ask the sporting directors, as they are the ones who work in this area.”last_img read more


first_imgThe wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has revealed his life-long ambition is to bring his family to Co Donegal.Tony Blair wants to bring family to Donegal.Cherie Blair revealed the former Labour party leader’s plan is to one day is to revisit Ballyshannon and Rossnowlagh where he holidayed as a child.In his autobiography Mr Blair remembers fondly spending many summers at the Sandhouse Hotel in Rossnowlagh. Mrs Blair said herself and her husband have enjoyed several trips to Ireland.“I have brought my children here, absolutely,” she said.“My husband’s real ambition is to take the kids back to Ballyshannon, where he used to go as a boy.”  BLAIR’S AMBITION IS TO BRING FAMILY TO DONEGAL was last modified: October 8th, 2013 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)last_img read more


first_imgA man has ben remanded to Castlerea Prison after a car chase from Sligo to Ballybofey last night.The 19 year old appeared at Letterkenny District Court for a brief appearance.The court heard the man had been involved in a pursuit with Gardai before being apprehended in Ballybofey just before 11.30pm. The man was arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda station.It is understood the man had been attending Sligo General Hospital and stole the a car form the car park of the hospital.The man, who is already before the courts, was placed under medical supervision at the prison and will appear again on Monday next at Letterkenny District Court.MAN APPEARS IN COURT AFTER DRAMATIC CAR CHASE ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: April 2nd, 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:car chasedonegalGardaiLetterkenny District Courtlast_img read more