Nadal: “Acapulco gives me energy, I can’t be happier”


first_imgAnd he ended up giving thanks: “I have at all times been clear that I needed to return to Acapulco. I at all times go away right here with an vitality totally different from another place. I can solely thank everybody who makes this nice occasion attainable. One thing is voted the very best 500 on the planet. Due to my workforce too, which is a part of this trophy. I cannot be happier”.“It is among the greatest in historical past and right now has proven why. That is certainly one of my favourite tournaments and I will return. I wish to thank the ball collectors and everybody who makes us really feel so comfy. And because of my mom for coming to see me this week, “Fritz mentioned. Rafa Nadal was very happy with the achievement of his third title on the Mexican Open in Acapulco, after beating the American Taylor Fritz within the remaining (6-Three and 6-2). “I have an excellent feeling. Profitable right here in Latin America, and in Acapulco, 15 years after the primary time, it’s superb, it’s a particular event. They at all times make me really feel at house. I had not competed for some time, from Australia, and I performed effectively, with depth, “he mentioned. The Balearic predicted an excellent future for his rival this Sunday: “Congratulations, Taylor. You’ve gotten a few years left to compete right here. Good luck for the remainder of the season. You should have an amazing race.”last_img read more

Paul Young happy for first Red Stripe Premier League win at Waterhouse since return


first_imgCoach of Waterhouse FC Paul Young is very elated with his first win in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) since he took charge late last year.Waterhouse won their first game in the last 11 matches following a 2-0 triumph against Humble Lion away at Effortville Community Centre in May Pen on Sunday.The win pushed Waterhouse out of the relegation zone for the first in a long time as they eased to 20 points, just one ahead of Tivoli Gardens and Rivoli United.”I’m very elated for the win as the team deserved the points. But we have a lot of work to do in the final stage of the preliminary round,” Young told The Gleaner.”We’ve beaten a top-four team, and that is good. It is a platform for us to move forward. The aim is to get as much points as possible in the remaining 11 games,” the former Reggae Boyz striker added.Although Waterhouse are not yet clear of relegation, Young says there is the possibility that they can make the last four and challenge for the title.”Well, if after six matches in the next round and we can challenge for the top four, we will give it a shot,” the former Wolmer’s Boys’ Manning Cup star reasoned.Waterhouse added some experienced players, as well as schoolboys, to the squad, and Young is impressed with the group.”We added veteran Kevin Lamey, Theo Brown, Weston Forrest, plus Manning, and daCosta Cup players such as Paul Young Jr, Kimarley Campbell, Dominic James, Dale Reid, Nicholas Nelson, and Akeem Chambers; and they are working hard for the team.”We have a good balance of youth and experience, so it is a work in progress. We need to continue winning games,” Young noted.Waterhouse will next tackle Montego Bay United in the RSPL on Sunday at Drewsland.last_img read more

NBA: Dirk Nowitzki leaning toward playing again next season


first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki (41), of Germany, shouts at an official calling for a foul after attempting a shot in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Dallas.  AP Photo/Tony GutierrezMost NBA players have hung their sneakers by the time they were close to 40 years old, but it looks like Dirk Nowitzki is still willing to continue the grind.With another shot at an NBA title looking far from grasp for the seemingly lottery-bound Dallas Mavericks, the 7-foot-tall German revealed that he would most likely still play his 21st season in 2018-19.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson With the Mavs currently sitting at the bottom of the Western Conference with an atrocious 8-21 record, Nowitzki remains optimistic and hopes to still be a factor for his team.“I signed up for, obviously, two years to help the franchise push through that and get better. I didn’t think we would be sitting here 10 (games) over .500. I mean, I wasn’t delusional. We felt like we might have a shot at sneaking into the playoffs. And we still do. We’ve played the toughest schedule in basketball to this point,” he said.“As long as my body feels fine like it has so far, with no setbacks like last year when I missed two months, I’m looking forward to hopefully fulfilling my contract,” he added.In his 20th year in the league, Dirk still manages to come up with respectable averages of 11.1 points and 5.6 rebounds while making 41.6 percent of his threes.He is currently tied with Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant as the longest tenured player to suit up for only one franchise.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Meneses steps aside, puts Lasquety as JRU coach in PBA D-League “I’m not going to say 100 percent I’ll be back–but it’s looking like it,” the 39-year-old Nowitzki told Eddie Seiko of the Dallas Morning News.“I feel fine so far. I’ve played every game. I’d love to play all 82. That would be amazing at 39. We’ll see how the body feels. But so far, it’s been fine.”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 folkAfter capturing the franchise’s lone NBA title back in 2011, the Texas-based squad has hit a rough patch in recent seasons and has embraced the “rebuilding” process this year—starting with selecting explosive guard Dennis Smith Jr. in this year’s draft.“We drafted an unbelievable prospect this summer. I figured we’re going to be a team that’s rebuilding a little bit and trying to get better and trying to get back to winning ways,” the 13-time All-Star said. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:29Saudis cut loose at rave-like event02:28’Star Wars’ cast reveal which co-stars they’d go caroling with and hopes for the New Year02:14Carpio 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 Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalslast_img read more

Keys to victory: San Beda-Lyceum Finals series


first_imgThere’s a new rivalry in the NCAA and even if it’s just two-years-old, San Beda and Lyceum’s matchup is the stuff of stories.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 The Pirates had a country-mile lead in the steals race of the tournament with 192 total, 68 more than second-place San Sebastian, and that equates to 10.1 a game and all those swipes translated to 357 points off of their opponents’ turnovers or 18.8 points per match.Lyceum also ran the floor with the greatest of ease coming away with 349 fastbreak points or 18.4 a game.This frenetic movement the Pirates the league-leader in terms of pace with 89.26 possessions per 40 minutes, a direct contrast of San Beda’s offense that saw the defending champion with just 76.84 possessions per game.San Beda and Lyceum’s contrasting pace could very well play into the finals series with the team that plays in its own tempo surely to gain the upper hand.Shield and swordJumping off from the previous entry, another distinct contrast the two teams have is their offensive and defensive powers.San Beda has the stingiest defense in the league allowing just 62.7 points, a result of its slow pace that lulls opposing teams to playing to its style of play, while Lyceum scores the most points with 87.7 points per game.And these contrasting styles played out in the season series between the two teams as they split it 1-1 and both games getting decided by seven points each.The two teams’ differing approaches to the game also translates to the free throw line. Lyceum had the most number of free throw attempts in the eliminations with 467 tries  but only converted 292 for a league-worst 62.5 percent conversion.The Red Lions, meanwhile, have been more methodical in their trips to the line.San Beda had the sixth-most attempts with 389 and made 266 of those making it the best free-throw shooting team in terms of percentages.Unleash the benchSan Beda always had a deep bench to help carry the load of the starters but the Pirates’ second and third units have been marvelous for them throughout the season.The Red Lions’ backups produce a respectable 26.3 points per game making them the seventh highest scoring bench in the league but the Pirates have a crazier band of rough housing.Lyceum has the best bench in all of the NCAA scoring an average of 43.7 points, and this isn’t surprising at all as the team’s system requires scary amounts of effort from its players due to its constant pressure defense.More than the numbers LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college This is just the second time that these two schools will meet in the championship series of the NCAA and a reason for that is the years of existence between them.San Beda was one of the league’s founders in 1924 and has since won 21 basketball titles while Lyceum only became part of the NCAA in 2011 and just like any newcomer struggled in its first dew years.The Pirates struggled for much of their first six years but had a sudden surge in 2017 during their perfect 18-0 run in the eliminations.A title is still within arm’s length for Lyceum but experience isn’t on its side and that’s something San Beda has boatloads of.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Here are INQUIRER’s keys to victory for this year’s NCAA Finals.Setting up the trapFor the Pirates, everything starts with defense, and their brand of ball pressure is a thing of poetic beauty that.Lyceum’s floor coverage is second to none and that continuous pressure made it the best team in terms of steals, turnover points, fastbreak points, and pace.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coaches see bright future in PBA for NCAA stars CJ Perez, Robert Bolick Lyceum was the young upstart that went on a perfect run in the elimination round Season 93 before San Beda showed its might and swept the title series 2-0.Things, however, changed in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament with the Red Lions now taking the top seed with a 17-1 record while the Pirates are at the second spot with a 15-3 card.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLyceum will try to get even with San Beda this time around while the defending champion will attempt to get its 22nd title.For a little bit of history, the Red Lions have more championships, 21, than the Pirates have years, seven, in the NCAA. MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

Chandler impactful in debut as Lakers turn back Wolves


first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LeBron James had 24 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, and Kyle Kuzma scored six of his 21 points in the final minutes of the Lakers’ 114-110 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.James, Kuzma and Josh Hart played major roles in the Lakers’ third win in four games, but they all directed praise toward Chandler, who joined the Lakers on Tuesday after reaching a buyout agreement with Phoenix. After LA’s savvy basketball fans welcomed Chandler to town with cheers, the veteran provided much of what the Lakers have been lacking this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s honestly all love,” Chandler said. “I love this city the way they love me. When you’re homegrown from here and going to high school and all that and you’ve had these same fans, and now you represent the jersey that everybody has been cheering for their entire lives, you kind of become one. I’ve been on the other side and played the villain. Now it’s great to be on this side and actually rep them.”With only a cursory knowledge of the Lakers’ plays and schemes, Chandler still provided defense, rebounding and hard picks while playing a surprising 23 minutes. Doctors call for law banning child boxers in Thailand View comments “They’re not going to give me that call,” Rose said with a shrug. “They haven’t been giving me that call, so I’ve just got to get used to it.”Rose scored 31 points and Jimmy Butler added 24 for the Timberwolves, who dropped to 0-7 on the road this season with their fourth consecutive loss overall. Minnesota had won five straight over the Lakers.TIP-INSTimberwolves: Butler converted a four-point play to tie it at 94 with 7:44 to play. … Thibodeau used the same starting lineup from Monday’s loss to the Clippers.Lakers: James fell just shy of his 75th triple-double, but scored nine points in the fourth quarter. … Chandler grew up in several parts of California before moving to Compton, where he starred at Dominguez High School and became the No. 2 pick in the 2001 NBA draft. … Chandler backed up JaVale McGee, who had 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting.GOOD STARTSMinnesota came out in an offensive groove during its second straight game at Staples Center following Monday’s loss to the Clippers. All five Wolves starters reached double figures in the first half while hitting 66 percent of their shots. Rose and Wiggins hit three 3-pointers apiece and all five starters contributed to an 11-for-17 performance beyond the arc, tying the franchise record for 3s in a first half.But the Lakers didn’t get humiliated in the first quarter, as they did last Sunday in their loss to Toronto. Hart hit four 3-pointers in the first half, and Kuzma hit a buzzer-beating 3 to limit Minnesota’s lead to 67-65.BAD BOARDSMinnesota was outrebounded 47-40, and it was most glaring in that final minute. “Very, very frustrating to know we were that close, and all we have to do is rebound the basketball,” Butler said. “But that’s been the story for us so far. We’ve been right there. We’ve been outrebounded. We have to figure out a way to go get the ball.”center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UP NEXTTimberwolves: At the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.Lakers: At the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves regains control of the ball in front of Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 114-110 Lakers win at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  Harry How/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — Tyson Chandler savored the ovations when he first took the court in downtown Los Angeles. The cheers at the end were even sweeter.The Lakers’ newest big man got to represent his hometown Wednesday night for the first time in his 18 NBA seasons, and he came up bigger and better than even he expected in a hard-fought win.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chandler’s nine rebounds included two enormous offensive boards in the last minute. He then contested Derrick Rose’s final 3-point attempt, forcing a miss that essentially sealed the win.“You can tell he’s a young-old guy that’s happy to be back home, and he played with a lot of energy tonight,” said Rajon Rondo, who was thanked by Chandler for vocally directing him around the court.Hart scored 21 points and Brandon Ingram added 20 for the Lakers, who avenged a loss at Minnesota nine days earlier with a tenacious finish at Staples Center.Kuzma’s fourth 3-pointer put the Lakers up 111-104 with 1:51 to play, but Rose promptly hit back-to-back 3-pointers for the Wolves. After Chandler twice extended the Lakers’ ensuing possession, Kuzma hit one of two free throws with 9.5 seconds left.Rose then missed his last 3 under heavy defensive pressure from Chandler, and Hart hit two free throws to seal it. Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau thought Rose deserved a foul.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

‘No Mass Dismissal Plan at LPRC’


first_imgThe Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Corporation (LPRC), T. Nelson Williams II, has categorically denied rumors that his corporation was contemplating dismissing several employees, among them those who were sent home as non-essential staff in wake of the Ebola epidemic.Appearing before the Senate Committee on Lands, Mines, Energy, Mineral Resources and Environment yesterday, Mr. Williams disclosed that on the contrary, the employees were sent home as a means of helping to decongest and ensure the health, safety and clean environment of the LPRC facilities during the Ebola epidemic.He described the layoff reports as rumors, saying there is no intention of senior management or the Board of Trustees of the LPRC to down-size.Said Mr. Williams, “Our employees are at home resting because we decided to decongest the Terminal because of the Ebola epidemic. At no time did we insinuate or disseminate information that we were terminating or down-sizing people at the LPRC.”  He further informed the Committee chaired by Grand Kru County Senior Senator Cletus Segbe Wotorson, that with Ebola retreating from the country, leading to Liberia being declared Ebola-free sometime soon, the Corporation is looking forward to having its employees return, post-Ebola.He said management was in constant communication with those on leave, making sure that they are well and that they continue to adhere to the preventive measures and respond to awareness in their communities.“We are hoping that they will be returning not later than January.  Meanwhile, they are still taking pay. The only people that will be leaving permanently in January are six of our employees who will be honorably retired after 25 years of service and having reached the age of 65 years. The additional 175 employees will be returning; there will be no mass dismissal at LPRC,” MD Williams declared. The LPRC boss informed the Committee that his corporation has a total workforce of 283 employees, and a contract staff of 200.  He explained that most of the people currently at home are contract staff.Responding to questions on the national fuel security and progress on the expansion work at the LPRC, Mr. Williams said that at this point, the facilities of LPRC are 100 percent full and that there are also vessels enroute. He emphasized that there have been no gaps in supply of petroleum products into the country.“In our plan B, we have contacts with Offshore Lome, just in case there is an issue in Ivory Coast.  By this arrangement, we will continue to receive supplies from other parts of the world. I think we are fine for this year; and going into 2015, we do have fuel security.”   On the expansion work at the LPRC, Mr. Williams said the expansion project for the Kru Storage Terminal, which is located at the Freeport of Monrovia, is about 85 percent completed, and will be finished by the end of December. He said the facility will be used to import heavy fuel oil (HFO), and that by the first quarter of 2015 the new facility will allow those in the business of using heavy fuel oil for their operations to import.The major clients for the usage of that oil is the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC). This oil is about 50 percent the cost in diesel fuel, and will also cut the cost of tariff for customers that use LEC and will bring relief for the end users of LEC current.Mr. Williams further indicated that the number of Liberian importers of petroleum products into the country will reach 73 percent by 2016 from the current 58, recalling that when he took over at LPRC, Liberian importers accounted for only 30 percent.The only reason why the LPRC has not increased the number of Liberian importers is because the corporation does not have the capacity.Also appearing yesterday was the Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy, Patrick Sendolo who briefed the committee on the impact of the Ebola epidemic on the Hydro Project, and the electricity distribution and situation report on the southeast.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Attack on Lone Star in Freetown: FIFA Says Match May Go On, If…


first_imgThe team with the best result from the two games will join 13 winning teams from the preliminaries to progress to the second roundFollowing terrorizing attacks by Sierra Leonean football fans against the visiting Liberian National football team, the Lone Star, on Saturday, September 7, at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown, Sierra Leone, the world football body FIFA has ordered the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) to submit a signed statement guaranteeing the safety of the Liberian team in order for the match to be played.On Saturday afternoon, the chartered bus carrying the Lone Star fell into an ambush of stone throwing Sierra Leoneans on the main pitch inside stadium in Freetown. The team had been scheduled for an afternoon of private practice at the stadium ahead of today’s match.The attack, on the Liberian players, which was captured live on social media, showed the players locked up in the bus, unable to depart the stadium after their training session was disrupted.Joe Nagbe, senior advisor to the Liberian Minister of Sports, reported in a Facebook live video that “the team is under attack. It is unbelievable… this has not happened here before… we came to the the Siaka Stevens sports pitch to practice and practice has not started yet, and we are being held hostage. We are under attack. We are calling on the Liberian government to intervene into what his happening. FIFA has to do something about this. The president of the SLFA is here and there is no control.”According to Lone Star captain, Sam Johnson, upon their arrival at the Lungi International Airport in Freetown, the Liberian team was held up “for over four hours.”SLFA president Isha Johasen seen struggling to take control fo the situation during the attack on the Liberian National Team.The Facebook live video shows the football pitch scattered with Liberian team members on one end and the team’s bus on the other end. Also on the scene are few Sierra Leone armed law enforcement. However, they are not a barrier between the Liberian team and the attackers. At one point two men, identified by Johnson as part of the attack, make their way to the Liberian team and are pointed out and confronted by the team. A Liberian team member identifies both, recalling their threats “to kill” Liberian players.The Sierra Leonean Football Association president, Isha Johasen, is seen in the video struggling unsuccessfully to gain control of the situation.The match, scheduled for 4:30pm today, follows the first leg of the 2022 World Cup qualifier preliminaries between the two two countries, held on September 4, in which the Lone Star emerged with a 3-1 victory a the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville, Liberia.At the end of that match, Liberian fans swarmed the patch to celebrate the win that put them in a better position ahead of the return leg. The visiting Sierra Leonean team was conveyed to their hotel under full police escort, even through the post-match traffic on the Tubman Boulevard corridor. However, the action by the overjoyed Liberian fans caught the attention of FIFA officials, who chided the Liberia Football Association and threatened to fine the LFA over crowd control issues.According to a source on the Liberian delegation to Freetown, it is unclear whether the attack on the Liberian team in Freetown is in response to FIFA’s chastisement of the LFA, “or just plain poor sportsmanship”.A statement from the SLFA, issued on the evening of September 7, distances itself from what it called “allegations of threats against the Liberian National Team”.“Following reports of threats and intimidation by some Sierra Leone football supporters toward the Liberian National Team during this afternoon’s training ahead of tomorrow’s FIFA pre-qualifiers, the Sierra Leone Football Association unequivocally dissociates itself from any form of violence or intimidation in football,” the statement, signed by the SLFA Media and Marketing Department, said.Isha Johasen, president, SLFA has apologized “to the Liberia Football Association and the People of Liberia for any anxiety and safety concerns today’s incident may have caused.”“The isolated event which is making the rounds in social media is an unfortunate reflection of one of the ills in football that the SLFA strongly advocates against.“The President and Executive of the SLFA have visited the National Team at their premise to give assurances of their safety and would like to use this platform to apologize to the Liberia Football Association and the People of Liberia for any anxiety and safety concerns today’s incident may have caused.“The SLFA wishes success and a good match in the spirit of good football in tomorrow’s return leg of the FIFA World Cup pre-qualifiers,” the SLFA statement concluded.However, a source said even FIFA was not convinced and demanded that SLFA guarantee the safety of the Liberia National Team, or else the match would be called off. It is unclear what FIFA’s next course of action against the SLFA will be.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Police still hunting 2 escapees


first_imgLock-ups breakoutActing Crime Chief Paul Williams has stated that two of the three suspects who broke out of an East Bank Demerara (EBD) Police Station on Tuesday afternoon, are still on the run.He further told Guyana Times that, “investigations are ongoing both externally and departmentally.” It was reported that ranks at the Golden Grove Police Station,Escapee: Derrol Jameslocated on the East Bank of Demerara, had taken a group of 13 inmates out from the lock-ups to the holding area for them to freshen up.It was during this exercise that the three suspects made good their escape via an opening on the western wall of the lock-ups. A piece of metal, believed to have been broken off from the lock-ups door and used to break the wall, was subsequently found by the Police.Just before midnight on Tuesday, one of the escapees, 25-year-old murder accused Wayne Gilbert of Lot 30 West La Penitence, Georgetown, was handed over to the authorities at the Brickdam Police Station by his father.He was scheduled to be arraigned before a city Magistrate on Wednesday for the murder of Rawle Rodrigues, which occurred on January 20, 2017, at Stabroek Square.The other two escapees, who are still on the run, have been identified as armed robbery suspect Ivre Hooper, 25, of James Street, Albouystown, Georgetown; and Derrol James, 22, of Lot 131 Middle Walk, Buxton, East Coast Demerara, who wasThe Golden Grove Police Stationarrested on a simple larceny charge.On Wednesday, the acting Crime Chief had told reporters that efforts are afoot to recapture the duo who are of significant interest to the Police.“We are checking… we have some information about where the second person is likely to be, so we are making checks,” he had stated.Williams had noted too that there should be more ranks present at the station when such exercises are being carried out.“The escape would have occurred because of poor supervision; there should have been more ranks present. At the time of bringing those persons into a certain area, there should have been more ranks present around there and because of that, it gave (the suspects) the opportunity to do what they did to make good their escape,” the acting Crime Chief asserted.As a result of the breakout, the supervisor who was in charge of the shift during which the incident occurred has been placed under close arrest as investigations are ongoing. Williams further told Guyana Times on Thursday that if any other officers are guilty of “neglect or is culpable” then they too will be dealt with.The Police Force is asking anyone with information that would lead to the rearrests of Gilbert and James to make contact with the nearest Police Station or any of the Force’s emergency/hotline numbers.last_img read more

Ducks prey on Predators


first_img“I was just waiting for a reaction from somebody.” Ryan Getzlaf and Teemu Selanne scored for the Ducks in the shootout, and Paul Kariya scored for Nashville. Erat, attempting to send the shootout to a fourth round, beat Giguere high and to the glove side. The puck hit nothing but iron, however. Erat’s miss enabled the Pacific Division-leading Ducks to sneak away with a come-from-behind victory that extended their lead to eight points over the second-place Dallas Stars. Western Conference-leading Nashville was without Jason Arnott (flu-like symptoms), Peter Forsberg (upper body injury), Scott Hartnell (broken foot), David Legwand (upper body) and Steve Sullivan (back spasms). For the Ducks, second in the West, winning their first division title means avoiding a possible first-round playoff matchup against the Predators. For a while Sunday, it looked as if Giguere might cost them a game. He gave up questionable goals by Nashville’s Kimmo Timonen and J.P. Dumont and the Ducks faced a 2-0 deficit by the end of the first period. “The first goal was deflected, so it was a tough play,” Giguere said. “The second goal was a bad goal. Things will happen. We’re all human and we make mistakes.” Selanne scored on a breakaway 1:04 into the second period, George Parros earned a decision over Nashville’s Darcy Hordichuk in an entertaining fight 30 seconds later and the Ducks soon seized control of the game. Dustin Penner’s deflection of Chris Pronger’s shot from the left point tied the score at 2-all at 3:26 of the third period. elliott.teaford@dailybreeze.com (310) 540-4201 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He had been bailed out again during the Ducks’ 3-2 shootout victory over the Nashville Predators on Sunday night at Honda Center. “I heard the puck hit the post, but I wasn’t sure if it was off the post and in or off the post and out,” Giguere said after Martin Erat’s shot in the third and final round of the shootout struck the right post and caromed away. center_img ANAHEIM – Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere heard the puck clang off the goal post behind him, but wasn’t immediately sure whether that was a good or bad thing. Giguere then saw his teammates on the bench erupt in celebration. He heard the roar of a sellout crowd and finally raised his arms in a delayed reaction of joy and relief. last_img read more

Moberly Lake resident wins $15,000 in Rotary Mega Lottery early bird draw


first_imgThe winning ticket was purchased from the Bear Mountain Ski Club in Dawson Creek.Member of the Rotary Club and volunteer of the Mega Lottery Committee, Moira Green explains how the local clubs associated with the sale of Mega Lottery tickets, like the Bear Mountain Ski Club, are now capable of seeing a profit margin as the cost associated has been officially covered by the tickets sold to date.“There’s a cost to the lottery in terms of administration and prizes,” Green goes on to explain. “Once those cost are covered, then the rest of the funds that are collected by the lottery are distributed to our participating clubs on a weighted average bases – based on their ticket sales.”- Advertisement -For example, if there’s $10 dollars worth of tickets sold after cost are recuperated, and one local club sold 50 per cent of those tickets, they’d receive $5 dollars in profit.Some of the clubs participating in the sale of Mega Lottery tickets this year include the Bear Mountain Ski Club, the Dawson Creek 5-pin Bowling Association, the Taylor and Fort St. John Minor Hockey League, the Speed Skating Association; several dance clubs, and the Abbeyfield House of Fort St. John.The official Mega Lottery Draw will take place at the Totem Mall on December 27 at 3:00 p.m.Advertisement “Please look for your local clubs at the mall, at Canadian Tire, and at other participating locations to make sure that you get your lottery ticket for this year, because not only can you win big, you can share bigger,” Green concludes.Some of the prizes up for grabs during the December 27 draw include vehicles, bicycles, satellite radios, iPods and much more.Also, don’t forget to follow the Fort St. John Rotary Club on Facebook for all of the latest updates.last_img read more