Hard-hitting Jamaican batsman Chris Gayle says that while he has not turned his back on the Jamaica Tallawahs in signing with the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots for the upcoming Hero Caribbean Premier League, he is following his heart and believes that the move can be a positive one for regional cricket. Gayle also added that he had been considering the move for some time and that he was looking forward to one day returning to again represent the Tallawahs. “I am the champion, and so I am entitled to make whatever decision I want at any particular time,” said Gayle. “Jamaica will always be my hometown, Jamaica has my heart and Jamaica is my everything.” “It is Chris Gayle, and so it is going to be a big issue, but it’s cricke, and so the show must go on. But I am looking forward to coming back to Jamaica and playing.” “I pictured this from a long time ago, and even when we won the final, I joked about it, and eventually it came to my mind, and so I just followed my heart,” Gayle added. Gayle was a major draw during a benefit Twenty20 match yesterday at his home club, Lucas Cricket Club in Rollington Town. The benefit was held to help raise funds for long-standing coach Dennis Miller, who is battling prostate cancer. Miller is a former Jamaica Under-15 and Jamaica College school coach. He guided Jamaica to their first hold on the Carib Cement Regional Under-15 tournament in 1996. Gayle, who led the Tallawahs in every instalment of the CPL, including title wins in 2013 and again last year, isn’t expecting too much fall-off where his old team is concerned and is confident the move will also help to boost the tournament. “I think that they (Tallawahs) will still have a great team, and so I don’t see any reason why they will not be in the top four and then moving on to the final, but, hopefully, it will be a St Kitts and Jamaica final,” he said. “St Kitts has done well in the CPL before, and so I am going to try and take on the challenge and to play for a new team,” Gayle said. “I have won two trophies for Jamaica, and so I see it fit to make a change and uplift the game of cricket.” “I have seen where it (the switch) has caused a lot of speculation, and this is actually good for the tournament from a marketing point of view,” added Gayle, whose partner is also from St Kitts and Nevis.
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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set PERPETUAL 52 – Coronel 14, Eze 11, Lucente 10, Pido 8, Dagangon 6, Ylagan 3, Tamayo 0, Casas 0, Clemente 0, Yuhico 0, Mangalino 0, Sadiwa 0.Quarters: 14-17, 29-23, 48-34, 62-52. Lervin Flores. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netArellano bucked Kent Salado’s absence and continued to tread the Final Four tightrope, downing Perpetual, 62-52, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Chiefs rose to fifth place with an 8-9 card after racking up their third straight win with only a game left in the eliminations against Mapua on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Chiefs pulled away from a close 23-22 affair as they staged a 21-3 run abridging the middle periods to establish the 44-25 advantage in the third quarter.Also-ran Perpetual incurred their sixth straight loss as it further plummeted to a 4-12 card.AJ Coronel paced the Altas with 14 points and three rebounds, while Prince Eze got 11 markers, 22 boards, and four blocks in the losing end.The Scores:ARELLANO 62 – Flores 19, Alcoriza 16, Dela Cruz 11, Canete 6, Nicholls 5, Villoria 4, Meca 1, Enriquez 0, Abanes 0, Ongolo Ongolo 0, Taywan 0, Concepcion 0, Padilla 0.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Coach Jerry Codiñera was glad with Arellano’s adjustments without Salado, who suffered a slight MCL tear on his right knee in the Chiefs’ last game against San Sebastian.“It was a big change for them to play without Kent. We started bad, we couldn’t score, but when (Lervin) Flores scored, the doubts and apprehensions disappeared,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLervin Flores topped the Chiefs with 19 points, eight rebounds, four blocks, and two assists, while Rence Alcoriza got 16 markers and seven boards off the bench.Levi dela Cruz also fired 11 points, four rebounds, and four assists as he took the cudgels as Arellano’s starting point guard. Dragic getting ready for the season, by not playing Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ read more
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. From being just six minutes away from playing in the first Philippines Football League finals a few weeks ago, powerhouse FC Meralco Manila announced it was “ceasing operations” after talks with a potential sponsor broke down.“It is with a heavy heart that we announce that the club will be ceasing operations immediately and will no longer participate in the second season of the Philippines Football League,” the club said in a statement. “Circumstances beyond our control have made it difficult for FC Meralco Manila to continue. The board and management of the Sparks have tried to arrange for new investors that would keep the organization running, but those efforts have sadly fallen short.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe move came as a shock to the football community considering Meralco has been regarded as one of the bigger clubs in the country, having won the United Football League Cup in 2013 and the PFF National Championship in 2014. It also reached the semifinals of the Singapore Cup in 2012.Under coach Aris Caslib, they grabbed the No. 1 seed heading into the PFL Finals Series despite the departure of Phil and James Younghusband to the Davao Aguilas in the early part of the season. The Sparks wound up third in the PFL after losing to Global Cebu, 3-2, in the semifinals. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Squash chief vows to bring up new polls in POC meeting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Photo from FC Meralco Manila Facebook.Just how sustainable is running a competitive football club in the Philippines?The question surfaced anew after one of the biggest companies in the country pulled the plug on its football club on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson On top of players’ salaries and costs of holding home games and traveling for away matches, the clubs also pay an undisclosed franchise fee to the PFL, which sources said is pegged at P5 million a season.The league is still scrounging for corporate backers heading into its second season even as a salary cap has yet to be implemented for participating clubs.Ernie Nierras, one of the owners of Stallion Laguna, estimates the cost of running a club can reach at least P1.2 million a month.“There’s no revenue yet so you can’t expect that money to come back,” he said.Azkals manager Dan Palami, who gave up ownership of Global Cebu to focus on the national teams, also expressed shock over Meralco’s fate.“I expected FC Meralco Manila to be one of the more financially and organizationally stable clubs in the country, so their foldup comes as a shock,” he said. “But then again, from a purely business point of view, it’s a prudent decision considering the first season experience of all the clubs.”Palami added: “The amount of resources that club owners allocate for their operations is staggering; the fans can help by spending money to watch games, buying merchandise, and even offering to be a sponsor. We need to support our clubs before it’s too late.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments LATEST STORIES Australian winger Tahj Minniecon, who has played for Meralco since 2014, took to Twitter to express his sadness over the club’s sudden disbandment.“It’s such a sad way to end my time at Meralco Manila FC,” said Minniecon.“A sad day for Philippine football. I wish all my teammates and staff members the very best in the next step of their careers.”A source said operating costs in the PFL may have scared off the company from putting more money into the club.“I guess the company just wants to focus its resources on basketball,” said a source. “Operating costs went up under the PFL so that may have scared them off.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone read more
Doodnauth singA man who was found to be in possession of marijuana, was on Wednesday taken before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Doodnauth Singh, 23, of Lot 1318 Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, was fined $20,000 for being in possession of cannabis.He pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on September 27, 2016, at Georgetown, he had in his possession one gram of cannabis.The prosecution contended that on the day in question, the defendant was entering the compound of his place of work when he was searched by the security guard there.The cannabis was discovered in his bag pocket, as such, he was detained and the Police weresummoned. He was taken to the Ruimveldt Police Station where he was charged with the offence.However, the man told the court that the cannabis is for medical purposes as he is asthmatic and also has a leg injury. read more
The Community Affairs and Environmental Sustainability departments of Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) on 4 February concluded a week long social and environmental assessment survey in Tarjuowon Statutory District, Sinoe County. The survey was conducted in 22 communities to ascertain the need of rehabilitating hand pumps in the district. The outcome of the social and environmental survey shows the need for GVL to rehabilitate 14 hand pumps in Bioh’s, Unification, Sonouhn’s, Plaindalebo, Bestnewlue, Poblen’s and Wiah’s towns. During the assessment, GVL Community Affairs and Environmental Sustainability team also identified the need for the construction of two hand pumps, one in Poblen’s and another in Wiah’s town. GVL Assistant Manager for Social Sustainability and Community Affairs, Willie Chea said the rehabilitation and construction of hand pumps in targeted communities will afford citizens and residents an opportunity to access safe drinking water for survival. Chea continued, “We realized many of the hand pumps and wells are damaged and non-functional. So, GVL has decided to provide this basic necessities to communities in Tarjuowon District.” He said the initiative by GVL will not only provide safe drinking water, but will also reduce the chances of people getting infected with waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrhea. “The survey has shown that almost all of the hand pumps and wells in Tarjuowon have gone far below water level while many of them are not functional, our team will soon start with the rehabilitation and construction process to start providing again safe drinking water for our people. “We care about the communities in which we operate and are committed to improving their lives. This is the right thing to do.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more
Senator George Weah will travel to the United States despite a child abandonment warrant out for his arrest, a spokesman for the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) said in Monrovia on Tuesday.The warrant, filed in the U.S. state of Georgia, alleges that Senator Weah failed to pay child support, a crime punishable by up to 12 months in prison. CDC spokesman Sam Manna said the warrant was withdrawn after Weah’s lawyers spoke to court officials, and noted that a hearing is scheduled for May 11 at the Newton County Court in Georgia.“This is a calculated propaganda to diminish our political momentum,” Manna said of the arrest warrant. Senator Weah last week accepted a petition from his supporters at the party’s headquarters to represent the party as its presidential candidate for the 2017 presidential elections, for which they say there is no candidate to stand in his way. There, he told CDC members that he would invest in education, rebuild the health system and create employment for the youths, if he is elected President of Liberia.As a Senator, Weah has been criticized for not doing enough to represent his constituents with regard to substantive issues coming out of Capitol Hill.“This is troubling,” said a critic, “for a man with a huge following not to take command of national issues.”While his supporters are of the belief that he will be active when he takes over the presidency, Weah continues to have a hard time articulating national issues, which has critics questioning his ability to deal with more complex matters if he becomes president. “Why has he not been able to defend himself on the radio and in the print media? Why have others been defending him in what happened in the United States, and not himself?” another critic asked.News of the warrant was not well received by Weah’s supporters.Speaking to the Daily Observer, many of them believe that “Weah’s enemies are coming back again to hurt him.”One of his admirers said, “I don’t care what they say about Senator Weah, it is his time to be elected President of Liberia in the next election.” Many of his admirers say Weah’s failures to be elected President of Liberia resulted from claims by his opponents that he is not sufficiently educated, a criterion his supporters claim he has overcome.“We don’t care about using education as a yardstick to determine who should become president,” said another admirer in New Kru Town. “Since the highly educated have failed to develop our country, I think Weah can use his knowledge and love for the country to do what others could not do, despite acquiring higher education.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more
– 1 week after request made for Labour Dept interventionAlthough negotiations among the University of Guyana administration, the University of Guyana Workers Union (UGWU) and the University of Guyana Senior Staff Association (UGSSA) have stalled, Vice Chancellor of the University. Professor Ivelaw Griffith says he is now available to meet with all parties.Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Ivelaw GriffithHis decision comes just one week after both unions had announced that they have now requested the immediate and direct intervention of the Government, through the Department of Labour, following failed attempts to have their concerns regarding salary increases heard at the level of the governing Council of the UG administration.The Vice Chancellor said recently that although the argument is that the UG administration is trying to impose a salary increases on the workers, he claimed it was untrue. However, the Unions claimed that a delay tactic was being used to force the staff into accepting the imposed three and four per cent salary increases for 2018.But the UG principal told sections of the media that that percentage could be increased although he could not make a promise to increase wages to eight or nine per cent. He said UG cannot afford it. “We are willing to sit down and talk… I’m available but we are not going to be talking only about salaries,” he said.According to him, UG has not had a collective bargaining agreement since 1976, and as such, he would like to have that and other issues discussed with the unions. He reiterated that the discussion must not be centred on wages only but other performance issues facing the University.Professor Griffith said while salary increases are important, the performance of the university holds the same importance. “I also want to talk about grades and I made it quite clear that no one who has outstanding grades is going to get a salary increase,” he stated.The unions have said they had attempted to negotiate this year’s salary increases with the University’s administration since January 2018, when they first wrote to the Vice Chancellor to request the start of negotiations. The agenda for the negotiations could not be agreed because the administration refused to let the Unions’ agenda items discussed first.From left: UGWU Executive Khemraj Narine; UGWU President Bruce Haynes; and UGSSA Chairperson, Dr Jewel Thomas during a press conference held in NovemberAccording to the unions, their number one agenda item was ‘wages and salaries for 2018’. They claim it is disingenuous for the Vice Chancellor to claim “he has been forced to ask for the unilateral increase because he could not get the administration to agree to discuss these matters.”The UG administration has refused to negotiate wages and salaries with the Unions, as they failed to attend a conciliation meeting which was scheduled by the Department of Labour.In early November, the unions had refused to sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) put forward by the administration since it includes the non-submission of grades by lecturers as the sole performance issue.The unions maintained that the Vice Chancellor was attempting to use staff performance as a distraction to “cover up what appears to be the sheer greed of demanding the same percentage salary increase as persons earning far less than those senior members of administration”.Despite these concerns, well-placed sources at the University have noted that the Union’s demands do not take into account existing allowances that were put in place to incentivise staff. According to one, these allowances include the University’s policy of waiving tuition for eligible staff who studies at the university.One week ago, the unions issued a joint statement saying, “The University’s administration has made it clear through its actions that it is attempting to force staff into accepting the imposed increase. The University’s staff rejects this attempt, and call on the Department of Labour to intervene before the situation deteriorates further.”The unions have said the offer to the unions to meet to discuss 2018 negotiations was made on Friday, November 30, 2018. In response to a request for clarification, Professor Griffith made it clear that the administration would have no time to meet with the unions before that date.According to the unions, the administration has already indicated via a memorandum to staff that they intend to pay the unilaterally imposed increase before the University closes. The University closes on Friday, December 21, 2018, for the Christmas break.Professor Griffith says he is willing to meet with these unions and the Department of Labour on Wednesday, December 19. read more
The Fort St. John Community Arts Council will be among those making a presentation today, to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services.Local area groups and residents are getting the chance to provide input, into the 2011/2012 provincial budget, in a consultation session at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre, from 2 to 5 p.m. – Advertisement -They’re being encouraged to put forward ideas, about spending priorities, tax relief, deficit management, and other fiscal issues.The local Arts Council will focus on provincial cuts to arts and culture organizations across the province, and ask the Committee to recommend that funding levels to the arts be restored, to 2008 levels.
1 Former Southampton manager Nigel Adkins wants England to take their “strongest possible team” to the Czech Republic this summer and aim for glory in the European Under-21 Championship.Young Lions boss Gareth Southgate is expected to announce his squad for June’s competition on Wednesday.Premier League stars Harry Kane and Luke Shaw are both still eligible for the side, despite call ups to the senior England team, however, whether the duo will take part or not remains unclear.Both left-back Shaw, who emerged as one of the brightest home-grown talents under Adkins’ stewardship as Saints boss, and striker Kane have expressed their wishes to drop back down to the Under-21s for the tournament, though Manchester United and Tottenham remain reluctant to give the green light.Shaw has endured an injury-hit campaign and manager Louis van Gaal is keen to see him rest, while Mauricio Pochettino is wary of burnout after a spectacular breakthrough season which has seen Spurs’ Kane net 20 Premier League goals.Adkins believes both should go, but admits the situation is far from straightforward.“I’d love to see England sent the strongest possible Under-21 team to go and win it,” he told Kick Off when asked if Shaw should take part.“That’s me, personally, but I also know – and you have to understand – that the Premier League is so demanding.“Players need to rest between seasons, especially players with an injury. They need a period of time for it to clear up because if they play it might make the situation worse.“Everyone has a different circumstance and you have to be careful.“A player might have the slightest tweak but actually needs four weeks to sort himself out and give himself a chance of having a good season next year.“Whereas if he carries on he could break down and have to start [his rehabilitation] again.” England pair Harry Kane and Luke Shaw read more
It is hoped that Donegal will be Twitter famous by the end of this Wednesday as #LoveDonegal Day gets underway.The social media campaign is calling on people in Donegal and all over the world to simply post tweets about Donegal and use the hashtags #LoveDonegal or #DunnanGallAbú.“If everyone acts together, then we can get Donegal trending,” says Joanne Kilmartin, Donegal Diaspora officer for the county, who’s on the Donegal Connect county-wide project team. “We want everyone in Donegal, everyone from Donegal, everyone with Donegal connections and everyone who loves Donegal to get involved,” says Joanne. “Just Tweet about Donegal, your life or business or community here, your Donegal roots, or why you love to visit Donegal. Add the hashtag #LoveDonegal and if you are Tweeting ‘as Gaeilge’, then please also add #DunnanGallAbú to your Tweet too.”“If you can add a picture, that’s even better! We’ve already got great support from people like Daniel and Majella, Packie Bonner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Game of Thrones actor Art Parkinson, former Ireland rugby player Nora Stapleton, and a wide range of social media influencers. To be honest, we’re delighted with the response to date.”Donegal Connect is a public/private sector project which works to strengthen our links with the Donegal Diaspora to benefit both them and the county, says Joanne. “We want more people to visit, take jobs here, invest in the county, start business here, relocate or retire here, to grow our local economy.”What to Tweet for #LoveDonegal DayIf you live in Donegal, Tweet about your community, your business, your family, your work, where you live, your sports team or club – basically anything! – using the hashtag #LoveDonegal. If you don’t live here but visit or have roots here, you can Tweet about e.g. what you love about Donegal, favourite places, people & things to do here, using the hashtag #LoveDonegal.Add a photo to your Tweet too, if you can. You can post to Instagram as well, if you have an account and have time, but Twitter is our priority on the day. Tweets/posts can talk about:visiting or travelling around Donegal,the people of Donegal,the landscape, coastline or islands of Donegal….music, arts, sport, marine, business, culture & food,the Gaeltacht and the Irish languageThe project’s main funder is Fáilte Ireland, via the Global Irish Festival Series Fund. Wild Atlantic Way Manager Joan Crawford says “#LoveDonegal is a great opportunity to engage with people in the world who have a fond connection with this spectacular county and want to share a piece of ‘their’ Donegal”.Donegal County Cathaoirleach Cllr Nicholas Crossan is urging everyone to get involved on 14th August. “#LoveDonegal day is a great opportunity for individuals, families, organisations, clubs and businesses in Donegal to tell as many people as possible around the world about our amazing County and what we have to offer people who are thinking about visiting, relocating or investing in Donegal.”You can take part by:Tweeting personally from your personal account using #LoveDonegalTweeting from your work, club our group Twitter accounts, if availablePosting your Donegal pictures to Twitter (and Instagram too,) adding #LoveDonegalRetweeting other #LoveDonegal tweetsAsking your friends & family at home and abroad to join inSee details here, including some sample Tweets. Eolas as Gaeilge anseo. Worldwide campaign aims to get #LoveDonegal trending today was last modified: August 16th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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) read more