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first_img Rescue job However, de Silva came to his side’s rescue, anchoring three successive partnerships to put the innings back on course. First, he put on 40 for the third wicket with Charith Asalanka (10), a further 35 for the fourth wicket with Shanaka before adding an invaluable 63 for the fifth wicket with Hasaranga. All told, the right-handed de Silva struck 10 fours and three sixes, in an innings lasting 143 balls and nearly four hours. They were well placed at 171 for four before Jacobs struck twice in successive deliveries to remove de Silva and Chamika Karunaratne (0) as three wickets tumbled for 10 runs in the space of 28 deliveries. FLORENCE HALL, Jamaica, CMC: Skipper Dhananjaya De Silva struck his 11th first class hundred but West Indies ‘A’ still managed to restrict Sri Lanka ‘A’ on the penultimate day of the first four-day “Test” here Friday. The 26-year-old, who boasts two Test hundreds in 10 matches, struck 104 as the visitors reached 210 for seven in their first innings before rain and then bad light ended play prematurely at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium. Wanindu Hasaranga chipped in with 24 and Dasun Shanaka, 20 but Sri Lanka ‘A’ failed to come to grips with the Windies A probing attack. Fast bowlers Keon Joseph (2-28) and Sheldon Cottrell (2-41), along with leg-spinner Damion Jacobs (2-33) all finished with two wickets each. After the Windies ‘A’ declared at their overnight 364 for eight, they quickly made inroads into the Sri Lankan innings, reducing it to 33 for two as Ron Chandragupta (11) and Sandun Weerakkody (0) perished cheaply.last_img read more

first_imgA Parika businessman was on Saturday killed when two gunmen attacked him in front of his home.Dead is Seeram Singh of Lot 40 Parika Outfall, East Bank Essequibo.Dead fuel dealer Seeram SinghRelatives of the now dead fuel dealerReports are that the businessman was attacked at about 21:00h by the two gunmen who robbed him of three sizable gold chains which were on his neck. Notably, his gold rings were still on his fingers.Guyana Times was told that the 52-year-old businessman was shot twice to his head. He also had three stab wounds to his body.Relatives told this newspaper that the businessman put up a fight with the gunmen during the ordeal.The grieving family stated that they are extremely disappointed with the Police’s response to the robbery.A close relative related that the Police took a long time to respond following the shooting.last_img read more

first_imgThe Liberia Cement Corporation (CEMENCO) on Friday, April 25, honored one of its distributors, Vamuyan S. Sheriff as the “Highest Purchaser of Cement” and Torfic Tarnue as employee of the year 2014 to 2015.The event brought together employees and officials as well as other distributors and was held at a local resort in Monrovia.Mr. Sheriff, who runs the MaYanly Business Center Incorporated (MBCI), received the company’s prestigious award for the second time.As a Liberian-owned business, MBCI was established in 2009. Sheriff received his first award in 2012.Presenting the award to Mr. Sheriff, the Comptroller General of CEMENCO Mr. Emmanuel Asante praised the honoree for his dedicated services in promoting the institution to the business community in the country.Mr. Asante used the occasion to call on other entrepreneurs and distributors of cement to emulate the good example of the manager of the MBCI.Receiving the award, Mr. Sheriff acknowledged the company for the honor and promised to do all he could to promote the good image of CEMENCO.Mr. Sheriff noted that he was proud to be selected among thousands of CEMENCO distributors in the country to receive such an award.“I’m proud today to receive CEMENCO award as the highest best purchaser of cement for the second time in Liberia. I must give thanks to my wife and colleagues,” he said.The honoree then thanked the management and employees of the company for their fullest support.CEMENCO is one of the oldest firms operating in the country and it holds monopoly on the manufacture of cement in the country.The factory was opened by the late President William V.S. Tubman in early1968. The company announced plans to in November 2012 to build a new manufacturing plant in Liberia.CEMENCO has operated out of warehouses at the Freeport of Monrovia, but an ownership dispute over the warehouse property resulted in its conveyance to a Chinese firm in late 2012.[5]In the mid-2000s, CEMENCO was privately owned partially with shares divided among international firm Scancem, (which owned 62%, the Liberian government (with 29%) and other stockholders,(who owned 9% of the company).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgOSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—PetroGazz barged into the winners’ column after a dominant sweep of BaliPure, 25-22, 25-18, 25-16, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Sunday at Filoil Flying V Center. WATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind her LATEST STORIES MOST READ ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ONE: Gina Iniong eager to showcase her best in 1st fight of 2020 Lady Altas beat error-prone Lady Stags in PVL “In this short amount of time they were able to turn the situation around.”PetroGazz found the mark in its offense, scoring 42 off spikes while also limiting the Water Defenders to 24.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson on Albayalde, ‘ninja cops’ indictment: The law has a ‘very long memory’ The Angels bounced back from their four-set loss against BanKo for a 1-1 record while the Water Defenders dropped to 0-2 in the conference as their losing streak stretched to 12 games dating back to the Reinforced Conference.Jeanette Panaga had 16 points to lead all scorers while Paneng Mercado added nine points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAngels head coach Arnold Laniog said he saw a change in his team’s mindset that resulted to a much better showing this time.“I think the mindset at the start of the of tournament was really off and they weren’t in total focus,” said Laniog in Filipino. BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft Coco Gauff vs. Venus Williams in 1st round of Australian Open Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? Roger Federer: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic ‘will win more’ View commentslast_img read more

first_imgNational Election Commission (NEC) Chairman, Cllr. Jerome Korkoya, has filed a US$825,000 lawsuit against two newspapers which he accused of being deceived by a man identified as John H.T. Stewart to publish a series of “false stories” that linked him to criminal offenses. Korkoya claims that the publications defamed his good name and reputation.The New Democrat and Analyst newspapers are to pay US$200,000 as general damages each and US$75,000 as punitive damages for the alleged libelous stories.Stewart himself would also pay US$200,000 as general damages each and US$75,000 as punitive damages, totaling US$825,000, according to Korkoya’s lawsuit filed on his behalf by Cllr. Cooper W. Kruah. The New Democrat and Analyst, Korkoya alleges in his suit filed on June 6, published separate stories under the same caption, “Assessing Presidential Candidate Joseph Nyuma Boakai’s Changes in 2017,” which the lawsuit named Stewart as the author.In Cllr. Kruah’s suit, the NEC Chairman further alleges that the two newspapers also published a series of articles that implicated Korkoya in “corruption and bribery.”In those articles, Cllr. Kruah quoted the newspapers as alleging, “Korkoya is very corrupt, of receiving a brand new Ford SUV from one of the candidates in the 2014 Special Senatorial Elections.”The newspapers were further quoted as accusing the NEC Chairman of “fixing the results in several counties including Bong and of producing subventions (bribes) to the leadership of some political parties to ensure their acquiescence and silence on crucial matters concerning the NEC.”Those publications, Korkoya’s lawyer claims, were criminal offenses against his client because at no time was Korkoya ever charged with such crimes which, according to Kruah, Korkoya has never committed.“Korkoya has never committed such crimes or any crimes for that matter,” the court records quoted the lawsuit.Cllr. Kruah argued that the newspapers and Stewart have defamed Korkoya’s good reputation and the defendants have committed an act of libel against his client.According to Kruah, following their publication of a series of such stories, Korkoya wrote the managements of the two newspapers to retract what he considered as “libelous publications.”The lawsuit alleges however that on July 13, the New Democrat and Analyst, instead of retracting the stories, both allegedly intensified their libelous publication campaign against Korkoya.New Democrat newspaper, in its volume 17, No.112 published an article on July 13 under the caption: “Korkoya Reacts to Libelous Essay,” while on that same day the Analyst ran a story captioned: “Runs to Lawyers against Analyst, Seek Retraction.”Again, on July 18, the lawsuit alleges the Analyst in its publication in volume 17 NO.114 ran a story under the caption: “Leave Us Alone Face Your Accuser.”“The Analyst Replies Korkoya’s Lawsuit Threat.”Cllr. Kruah claims that the defendants’ libelous publications defamed Korkoya’s character, and subsequently associated him with criminal activities without any proof.Therefore, Kruah pleads with the court to hold the Analyst and New Democrat liable for general damages in an amount of US$200,000 each, and for punitive damages in an amount of US$75,000, respectively.”Cllr. Kruah also requested the court to hold defendant Steward liable for general damages in the amount of US$200,000 and US$75,000 for punitive damages.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img…mysteryThere are all sorts of red herrings being dragged across the trail of the disappearing Haitians in Guyana. The SN finally editorialised about the phenomenon – which they’d studiously ignored up to then – to claim that some of them are en route to USA. Now, your Eyewitness has said it before, but will now have to say it again: Why, in God’s name, would the Haitians join a Copa flight originating in Panama and come to Guyana to then trek through our mud trails to get to Brazil, travel through that country’s highway into Colombia, and then return to Panama to proceed up the rest of Central America to get to the USA??Haitians may be poor, but they aren’t stupid!! Another red herring is the Govt insisting that Haitians HAVE to be allowed entry to stay up to six months, because Haiti’s part of CariCom. That’s just not true. In addition to a return ticket – which they evidently have – they’ve got to show enough money to live in Guyana for that time. But from what we’ve learn from reports on their movement, most of them barely have enough money to buy food while being transported Ato other locations!! Something’s not regulah!!The Ministry of Citizenship was carved out specially for Winston Felix, who’s a former Commissioner of Police. There were always questions about this move…but we’ll leave that for now. However, it strains your Eyewitness’s credulity to snapping point when Felix insists he doesn’t see anything suspicious about those busloads of Haitians arriving and never leaving!!And the suggestion that they used their voodoo powers to teleport themselves is preposterous! They could’ve done that right in Panama — or Haiti for that matter — without forking over US$1700 for the Copa flight!Even if the PPP were politicking about the Haitians being given ID cards and even passports, didn’t Felix wonder if some of his staff might be on the take and were supplying those documents? Didn’t he hear his Commander in Chief declaring there were bad apples in the GPF, and calling for them to be weeded out? But what has thrown your Eyewitness for a loop is the nonchalance Felix has displayed in “explaining” that Guyana is “just” being used as a jumping-off point for other destinations!Don’t the logistical capabilities, shown by the persons who receive the Haitians and arrange for their transportation to hotels and then to our borders, suggest to Felix that this is an organised operation?? And that since both Suriname and Brazil demand visas, which are unavailable in Haiti and Panama, the Haitians are entering these countries illegally, since they certainly get visas here??Increasing our borders’ porosity isn’t good for our security, no?…and the race questionYou regular readers know your Eyewitness regularly waxes lyrical about Haiti’s historical role in overthrowing the yoke of slavery against an imperial power, France. And their success put the fear of the devil in the planter class in the British West Indies, certainly speeding up the plans to abolish slavery here. But what does that have to do with “racism”, if we call for us to control our borders?? Or have health concerns with cholera and AIDS ravaging Haiti?Was Barbados “racist” for, earlier this month, reinstating the requirement for Haitians to get visas to enter “Little England”?? The Bajans were quite candid in explaining the Haitians were raising their people’s ire!! But what does this have to do with Felix turning a blind eye to his staff in immigration being corrupted by the human smuggling bands that are bringing these people in?? Doesn’t he care that the EU came down hard on Suriname for facilitating that trade into French Guiana?And will soon be doing the same with us??…and French GuyanaFrance runs its overseas territories as “departments,” with social services at the same level as France’s. This attracts impoverished immigrants from Brazil, Suriname and Haiti.The Haitians are the worst off – and yet they keep coming.last_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,While Guyanese are focused on our domestic political situation, events on our western border should be cause for much concern.The recent visit to Venezuela by two Russian nuclear-capable supersonic bombers and the announcement of plans to build a Russian military base on a Venezuelan island does not bode well for peace in the Caribbean region.In addition, the recent announcement that Iran will be sending two warships to Venezuela further aggravates an already volatile situation.There must be increased diplomatic efforts by all leaders of the Caribbean region, including Guyana, to ease the tensions especially in light of the declining political situation in Venezuela where the Maduro regime may seek to increase opportunistic military actions into disputed territory including Guyana.With Guyana’s current uneasy political climate and oil production expected to commence later this year, it is vitally important that we solicit the assistance of the international community and friendly countries to maintain peace and stability in the region.The Caribbean region must not be used as a proxy for conflicts existing elsewhere or to extend the influence of other countries through military means.Thank you,Bishram Kuppenlast_img read more

first_imgArsenal and Chelsea target Alvaro Morata has expressed his delight to be back at Real Madrid after they re-signed him from Juventus this summer.Despite his return to the Bernabeu, however, the Spaniard is still being linked with a move to the Premier League, with Real understood to be willing to listen to offers as they consider making a huge profit on the forward.But neither Chelsea nor Arsenal have come close to reaching an agreement with Los Blancos.Reports on Thursday claim the Blues have given up on Morata altogether after seeing a £62million bid rejected, and have now turned their full attention to re-signing Romelu Lukaku.And it is looking increasingly likely that Morata will be given a chance at the Bernabeu after all.“It’s amazing to be here again and I’m looking forward to starting. It’s a dream and I’m looking forward to working with all the enthusiasm in the world,” Morata told Madrid’s official website.“I had two amazing years at Juventus. I learned a lot and I can only thank them because if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be here.” Arsenal and Chelsea target Alvaro Morata 1last_img read more

first_imgBarcelona have been blessed with plenty of creative talent over the years with stellar names such as Ronaldinho, Xavi and Messi gracing the pitch at the Camp Nou.The La Masia youth academy has helped to produce a number of eye-catching players but it looks like another gem could well have been unearthed in Jordi Mboula.The tricky Spanish winger, who is of Congolese descent, showcased his skills with a terrific goal against Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Youth League.After picking up the ball on the halfway line he manages to avoid every oncoming challenge before sticking the ball away and sending the internet wild.  Check out the wonder goal in the video above.last_img

first_imgGARDA detectives are said to be closing in on cash held in banks in the Republic by convicted French crook Francois de Dietrich, the on-the-run Ballybofey businessman who has cleaned out 200 Donegal investors.Sources say they have received just eight complaints but expect that to increase when deadlines for payments run out later this week.We have also learned that Gardai are examining whether or not attempts to make some payments are legal – as de Dietrich’s scheme was not authorised, and therefore illegal. “There is now no doubt whatsoever that Francois’s taking of cash into his investment scam was illegal as it was not authorised by the financial regulator,” said a source.“The next question is if it is illegal therefore for him to move money around now as the court order in Northern Ireland does not apply in the south.”We understand detectives (and Revenue investigators) are monitoring a number of bank accounts – several in Co Donegal – to see if the convicted French con artist is using friends and associates to move money around.The source added: “There are many people who believe they will get their money back this month, but we don’t believe that will be the case. “De Dietrich’s criminal record in France would suggest he’s not the sort of guy who gives anything back to anyone.”Alison Carter, the Letterkenny cafe owner who first spoke to donegaldaily.com about her missing €50,000, says she hasn’t received any notification from ETIC Solutions on when she’ll be getting her money back.A further update will appear later.FRANCOIS: GARDA FRAUD SQUAD ON TRAIL OF CROOK’S CASH was last modified: January 31st, 2011 by gregShare 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