Azkals draw Yemen, stay unbeaten in AFC Asian Cup qualifier

first_imgSearch on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View comments LATEST STORIES For all the talk on their struggles of traveling and finding difficulty with the weather conditions here, the Yemenis looked likely to score each time they counter. “We’re satisfied with the result considering the difficult conditions of playing here,” said Yemen coach Abrham Mebratu. “Traveling here was tough and I have to give my players credit for fighting hard until the final whistle. We would have loved to get three points and take top spot in the group, but the Philippines also showed why it is one of the top teams in the group. We’re happy with our position now and we can be proud with the performance because the players have not played in this kind of weather.”The Azkals increased their haul to seven points from three matches for top spot in the group with Yemen two points behind. The two sides face off anew in Doha on Oct 10.Mudir Al Radaei gave Yemen a shock lead in the 27th minute with a diving header off a corner kick, stunning the crowd atPanaad. But Phil levelled three minutes later with a trademark free kick, scoring from 30 yards out – a goal similar to his strike against Tajikistan last June and Indonesia last December in the Suzuki Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson UP appeals to overturn UAAP ruling on Ouattara’s eligibility Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees MOST READ CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/STEPHEN TANBACOLOD CITY – It was a bittersweet homecoming for national team veterans Phil and James Younghusband last Tuesday night. Returning to the stadium where they represented the Philippines for the first time as teenagers, the Younghusband brothers scored a goal each to salvage a 2-2 draw against Yemen in AFC Asian Cup Qualifying here. ADVERTISEMENT But Yemen always proved dangerous on the break and the visitors pulled ahead again in the 55th minute with a well worked counter attack completed by Abdul Al-Matari. James snatched another equalizer with a header off a Manny Ott delivery in the 71st minute as the Azkals grabbed a share of the points. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The result at Panaad Stadium was enough to keep the Azkals on top of Group F, although the Filipinos feel slightly disappointed not to make the most of home advantage against a team that had a difficult time reaching this football-loving city. “We’re a bit disappointed not to get three points, but the team fought hard until the end,” said Phil Younghusband who jacked up his tally to 47 international goals. “We can still take a lot of positives from this game. We’re still top of the group and hopefully get a better result next time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I’m happy with the 2-2 and being in first place in the group,” said Azkals coach Thomas Dooley. “We didn’t get three points but a point is still good. The players gave their all.”Phil equalized with an exquisite free kick in the first half, before James made sure there was no heartbreak for the Azkals with a second half header. last_img read more

Hundreds to benefit from new Mocha/Arcadia ICT Hub

first_img– centre located in compound of Mocha/Arcadia Primary SchoolMuch emphasis has been placed on developing this small community of approximately 4,000 persons. A collaborative project between the Ministry of Public Telecommunications (MoPT) and the National Data Management Authority (NDMA) has resulted in the opening of an ICT Hub at Mocha/Arcadia, East Bank Demerara.“Technology is changing rapidly. When you look at the world, it gives [the]Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes and Director of Community Development and Social Management, of the NDMA, Phillip Walcott; Barbara Boyce, Chairman of the Management Committee, with two children cutting the ribbon to declare open the ICT Hub at the Community Centre.opportunity to people regardless (of) where you are,” this was the advice given to the residents by Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes, as she explained the numerous benefits that the hub offers to all, young and the not-so-young included.“Education is the one thing that can change the prospects of your child. You have the opportunity, with the hub, for that child to grow,” Minister Hughes told residents.She added that the Internet enables persons to connect with others worldwide, whether through online classes, business ventures, or socializing. She revealed that the Ministry would be providing learning materials in the coming weeks, including a list of 1000 questions for Grade 6 Assessment, and CSEC pre-examination questions for students on the computers.Phillip Walcott, Director of Community Development and Social Management of the NDMA, announced that very soon the Ministry would launch a project to train persons in the areas to be with the ICT Hub. This is to ensure that persons can beThe grand turnout on Friday afternoon at the Mocha/Arcadia Community Centre.better assisted with the technology. The programme would entail basic management of the equipment, basic troubleshooting knowledge, and training on how to manage volunteers.It was explained that the hub has some 20 laptops and a team of 12 persons to manage and monitor the operations.According to Barbara Boyce, Chairperson of the Management Committee, the hub will also be equipped with a printer. “We had a bumpy journey to this day, but we are here and (are) very grateful,” she said.While commending the initiative, Boyce highlighted the need for individuals with the technological background to help with the ICT hub.The newly established hub provides free WiFi, mentors, consultation and support, computer training, and the opportunity to conduct research.last_img read more

Lone gunman robs Esso Gas Station in Linden

first_imgPolice in ‘E’ Division (Linden-Kwakwani) are investigating an armed robbery perpetrated on the Esso Gas Station at Republic Avenue in Mackenzie, Linden.Reports are that the incident occurred at about 10:30h on Sunday, when a lone gunman pounced on a female pump attendant. Guyana Times was told that the pump attendant was robbed of $13,419.Information reaching this publication states that the pump attendant was selling kerosene to a customer when the suspect walked up behind her and requested to purchase $200 gasoline. The suspect handed the attended an empty bottle to put the fuel in, and as she handed it back to him, he whipped out a handgun and relieve the attendant of the cash. The gunman then escaped, and the pump attendant reported the robbery to the Police.Meanwhile, Divisional Commander Linden Lord indicated that detectives have since reviewed surveillance footage from both sides of the gas station as well as from neighbouring business locations but came up empty-handed. He noted that employees on duty at the time were also questioned in relation to the incident and have indicated that they have no knowledge of what took place. Investigations are however ongoing, and Police are searching for a man of Amerindian ancestry in relation to the robbery.last_img read more

Cane cutters picket GuySuCo over earning restriction

first_imgCane cutters attached to the Uitvlugt Sugar Estate, West Coast Demerara (WCD), are in an uproar over the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s decision to restrict them from earning what they described as a “fair weekly income”.Some of the sugar workers at the Uitvlugt Sugar Estate picketing against management’s decision to restrict them from earning more moneyAccording to Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU), a number of cane cutters staged a picketing exercise over the weekend to call on the estate’s management to correct the issue.The union is contending that during last week (ending April 13, 2019), the cane cutters said that they were only provided with three days of work.According to the union, such reduced work in the cropping period is unusual since maximum efforts would usually be pursued to ensure the timely harvesting of canes. “The situation at Uitvlugt is even more unusual as the factory is generally operating normally and, therefore, it appears there was no reason to limit work to the cane cutters in the first place,” the union said.However, although the cane cutters received reduced work assignments during last week, the estate still managed to realise its weekly production target.“The workers shared that the achievement of the target is linked to, what appears, preference given to the processing of farmers’ canes. The workers lamented that the situation, which apart from denying them work, is causing the estate canes to become older, a situation that can well lend to reduced cane productivity. Usually, the corporation would plan its harvesting programme in such a way to ensure that there is balanced harvesting of farmers’ and estate canes,” GAWU stated.Guyana Times was told that the affected workers are “most dismayed by the apparent actions of the estate” which has served to curtail their earnings.“The cane cutters shared that they had to contend with a longer than usual out-of-crop period which was extended by an additional week and, at this time, they are eager to work recognising they have many of life’s obligations to meet. They shared that though the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has pointed to workers’ earnings being enhanced by incentives, the denial of work to them precludes the opportunity from earning the very incentives the corporation has touted,” the union stated.GAWU said that on April 12 a letter was dispatched to GuySuCo’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Harold Davis, about the prevailing situation and urged that the workers be offered suitable, adequate work.According to GAWU, it has opined that such a situation is in the interest of both the workers and GuySuCo.“Indeed, the circumstances of last week have left a most bitter taste in the mouths of the workers who, while have demonstrated their willingness to work, have had their best of intentions sapped for unknown reason/s. The union, at this time, looks forward to a normal situation being restored at Uitvlugt.”Guyana Times efforts to contract the management of GuySuCo for a comment on the matter proved futile.last_img read more

Salley faring well on learning curve

first_imgHe may only be 15 years old, but Jordan Salley is becoming Bishop Amat High School’s center of attention. The 6-foot-6, 200-pound freshman is a steadily developing force offensively and defensively for the Lancers and has been tough to handle for many Del Rey League opponents. Salley’s quick development has brought solid results. After breaking out for 15 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks in a victory over University on Jan.5, he ended the season averaging 12.7 points and 13.9 rebounds through his final 11 games. He finished his first regular season averaging 9.6 points and 10.2 rebounds a game and blocked a league-high 76 shots. “It’s been a steady progression of improvement,” Ertle said. “Through our fall training program he was able to build up his strength a little bit, get a little more athletic and his post moves have come around well.” Salley earned his spot as the starting center after coming to Amat from Goddard Middle School in his hometown of Glendora. The adjustment definitely has been a major one at a school so full of athletic tradition, but Salley said he now is more comfortable playing in a new environment. “In the beginning I felt kind of scared, but now I’m so used to it,” Salley said. “Most of the plays (in middle school) were guard plays and I was just the high post. But here they work around me on the plays.” Salley’s role seems to be working out well for the Lancers, who finished the season with a 13-14 record, good enough for an at-large berth in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs. The next big challenge will be today at Golden Valley of Santa Clarita in the wild-card round of the CIF-SS Division II-AA playoffs. And Salley is more than up to the task. “Our goal coming in was just to win one playoff game, but I would like to win it all,” he said. “I believe we can.” His ambition goes beyond just his high school accomplishments, of which there surely will be many in the future. When Salley was asked if he had plans to play basketball after his senior season at Bishop Amat, the shy freshman replied quietly but almost nonchalantly, “Probably North Carolina.” Ertle admitted Salley’s time at Bishop Amat will help him grow as a player, but he knows his center still has a long way to go. “He’s learned a lot from being (at Bishop Amat) and the different things we do such as the weight training program and the video sessions and just being in basketball as a year round activity,” he said. “He still has a lot of room for improvement. And if he just makes the strides that he’s made this year continually, then he’s going to be a good player down the road.” (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “As a freshman, we didn’t have much expectations for him,” Bishop Amat coach Brandon Ertle said. “We just wanted him to improve, get better throughout the season, and that’s definitely something that he’s done.” last_img read more

Kenseth makes his mark

first_imgFONTANA – Considering Jack Roush’s remarkable run of success at California Speedway, the NASCAR team owner might as well add his handprints to the track’s Walk of Fame. Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth, inducted into the Walk of Fame earlier in the day, gave the organization its fifth consecutive victory in the spring Busch Series race at the Fontana track Saturday night, leading a contingent of three Roush drivers in the top five. PHOTO GALLERIES: Stater Bro. 300 | Stater Bro. 300, 2 | Race Fans | Infield | Walk of Fame | Nascar “I always thought this place was so cool the way it was surrounded by run-down steel mills, and in the middle is this amazing place with perfect sod, perfect brick,” Kenseth said. “I always thought it was a perfect place ever since I came out here.” To win Saturday’s Stater Bros. 300 in front of a crowd of about 37,000, Kenseth took the lead from Jeff Burton with 21laps to go and extended it on a restart with 15 laps left as Casey Mears, Kyle Busch and Burton battled for second place. When Mears finally emerged from the second- place pack, the Ford driver’s 1.5-second lead was too large to overcome. Mears finished 0.484 seconds behind. “By the time I was clear, it was a lot of ground to make up,” Mears said. – Jeff Gluck center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Sharks demolish troubled Muhoroni 7-0

first_imgWhile Muhoroni sunk into tears of sadness, Kariobangi Sharks’ Masoud Juma was in dreamland, his four goals in that match taking his goal tally to 15 and putting him up as the league’s top scorer, three goals ahead of second placed Jacques Tuyisenge and Kepha Aswani.Kariobangi Sharks forward Masoud Juma celebrating after scoring. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUJuma struck a quick brace in the ninth and 11th minutes as Kariobangi Sharks started their annihilation of the visitors.In the ninth minute, the Kenyan international raced onto a through ball from Patillah Omotto to strike sweetly into the net with the ball kissing the underside of the bar on its way in.Two minutes later, the sleeping Muhoroni back-line was caught flat out once again, this time Juma receiving a well timed pass from Sven Yidah, racing into the box and showing superb energy to push away a challenging Faina Jacobs for a cool finish.Four minutes later, Jacobs made amends, with a well timed tackle to deny Ovellah Ochieng who had broken into the box from an Ibrahim Kitawi pass.Muhoroni Youth players disappointingly walking away from the match after the final whistle. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULU/Muhoroni were being put under immense pressure with Sharks needing a win for a top eight assurance and Juma chasing personal glory.The forward almost made it three in the 17th minute but his effort was blocked by the keeper after cutting into the box from the left.A minute later, Muhoroni’s goose was already cooked. Sharks won back the ball, spread it wide to the left and Ovellah swung in a cross which was nodded in easily by an unmarked Duke Abuya inside the box.Muhoroni were lost. They never put any pressure and their laid back approach was appalling for a side fighting relegation. Sharks on their side took matters lightly, passed the ball around with ease like an end-season training session.Francis Manoah, handed a rare start on the right side of defense had an opportunity to cap his day with a goal but he lifted the ball over the bar on the half hour mark after being put through by Omotto with Massoud screaming for it atop the box.Sharks made it 4-0 in the easiest of fashions in the 36th minute. Ovella struck a low shot from a quickly started short corner beating the Muhoroni keeper at his near post. The Sharks winger was surprised himself with the goal as he was going for a cross and not a shot on goal.Two minutes on the turn, Muhoroni were gifted a rare chance by Sharks keeper John Oyemba, his attempted pass from the back to Geoffrey Shiveka being intercepted by Maxwell Onyango, but the Muhoroni man could not take advantage of the gift, shooting straight to the keeper.-Second half-Kariobangi Sharks forward Massoud Juma takes on Muhoroni Youth’s Faina Jacobs in a Kenyan Premier League match on November 4, 2017 at the Kasarani Stadium. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUIn the second half, Sharks were calm and the concerted effort now seemed to be turned on getting Massoud a firmer hold on the top scorer’s chart.It took just four minutes for the forward to get his 14th of the season and Sharks’ fifth of the evening, finishing off simply from his left foot after racing into the box from an Abuya through pass.He should have had another three minutes later when Ovellah’s low ball from the right trickled across the face of goal begging for a touch but Massoud didn’t attack it. Five minutes later, he had another effort from the right but it came off the bar.Sharks made it 6-0 in the 69th minute with Cavin Odongo scoring with his first touch of the game, just seconds after coming on for Ovella. His first task was to run into the box and he met a low cross from Mathew Tayo and he simply tapped into an empty net.Fifteen minutes to time, Massoud got his 15th of the season, pulling three clear of the second placed chasers with the simplest of tap ins from a Paul Kamau low cross.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ovellah Ochieng celebrates his goal against Muhoroni Youth in a Kenyan Premier League match on November 4, 2017 at the Kasarani Stadium.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 4- After losing 7-0 to Kariobangi Sharks on Saturday, Muhoroni Youth will be officially relegated from the Kenyan Premier League on Sunday in the event that Mathare United and Thika United win their matches.Muhoroni are stuck on 25 points in the standings and if either Thika or Mathare win, it will open the sugar-belt side’s distance to safety to 10 points. With three matches remaining, it will be mathematically impossible to bridge the gap as the most they can pick is nine points.last_img read more

Failure of Houston Oil & Gas expected to create up to 1,400 orphan wells

first_imgLast year, private Sequoia Resources Corp. ceased operations, leaving 2,300 wells, almost 200 facilities and nearly 700 pipeline segments to be sold by its bankruptcy trustee or handed over to the OWA.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 6, 2019. CALGARY — Alberta’s Orphan Well Association is warning that the receivership of junior producer Houston Oil & Gas Ltd. could add more than 1,400 wells to its inventory of orphaned petroleum assets.The organization that steps in when operators of oil and gas facilities can’t or won’t meet their obligations says the total estimated abandonment and reclamation bill from Houston’s assets is $81.5 million.In an affidavit, OWA executive director Lars De Pauw says the association is likely to inherit those obligations after Hardie & Kelly Inc. was appointed as Houston’s receiver on Oct. 29.- Advertisement -The OWA reports more than 3,400 wells scheduled for abandonment on its books as of Nov. 1 thanks to a string of recent failures among Alberta oil and gas companies.The Alberta Energy Regulator suspended all of Houston’s licences for wells producing natural gas containing toxic hydrogen sulphide on Aug. 30 after the company warned it was shutting down all of its oil and gas operations due to its financial distress.Last month, the AER ordered all of Houston’s licences suspended and noted it hadn’t paid $1.34 million in levies it owed to the orphan well fund. It said Houston had advised it no longer had any employees.Advertisement The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Public campaign funding urged

first_img “This isn’t a decision for the City Council to make. It’s a decision for the people of Los Angeles to make,” said Garcetti, whose father, former district attorney Gil Garcetti, presides over the Ethics Commission. “Democracy comes at a price, but it’s a cheap price to pay for giving our government back to the people.” Council members Garcetti, Wendy Greuel and Bill Rosendahl first proposed public campaign financing in July. The commission’s action came as it approved penalties in two corruption cases involving prominent officials and supporters. The commission approved a $105,271 fine against former Councilman Martin Ludlow to settle violations stemming from his 2003 council campaign. It was the maximum penalty the city could impose for Ludlow’s offense. Ludlow admits he accepted contributions above the $500 limit by coordinating the use of $32,490 in staff time and equipment from Service Employees International Union Local 99 to his campaign. He then concealed the illegal activity. Ludlow has pleaded guilty to state charges and has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges in the case, and is banned from holding public office for four years and from working for a union for 13 years. The councilman left office last year to head the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, but stepped down from that post last month in agreeing to cooperate with authorities. “Mr. Ludlow has acknowledged that mistakes were made, but he’s taken full responsibility for his actions,” said Ludlow’s attorney. Stephen J. Kaufman, adding that penalties will be paid in part through Ludlow’s defense fund. Separately, the commission voted 3-0 to approve a $147,000 penalty against attorney Pierce O’Donnell, who admitted to using $25,500 of his own money to reimburse friends, relatives and employees for contributions to the campaign of former Mayor James Hahn. He also failed to disclose a $25,000 independent expenditure in a timely matter, as required. O’Donnell had previously reached an agreement with the District Attorney’s Office to pay a $155,280 fine in the criminal case. He also agreed Tuesday to pay an additional $72,000 fine levied by the state Fair Political Practices Commission in Sacramento. “We consider laundering of campaign contributions to be one of the most serious violations of the Political Reform Act,” John Appelbaum, chief of the FPPC’s enforcement division, said in a written statement. “This case involved 26 separate counts of laundering. Laundering conceals the identity of the actual donor and thwarts campaign contribution limits.” O’Donnell’s attorneys declined to comment. Last summer, some of L.A.’s City Council members asked for a study of public financing of elections. Just prior to that, Hahn’s administration had been under criminal investigation into allegations that companies were compelled to make campaign contributions to get city business. Clean-money campaigns have gained state and national attention with scandals involving lobbyist Jack Abramoff, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and others in Congress. State legislation is making its way through Sacramento while the California Nurses Association is trying to get a campaign reform initiative on the November ballot. Supporters say public financing of campaigns lessens the influence of donors and encourages more candidates, while detractors say it’s a waste of taxpayer funds. Gil Garcetti said he remembers the “tremendous burden” of having to raise campaign cash for his run for district attorney – while also trying to do his job. Already, the city budget provides $2.6 million annually to provide public matching funds. Nearly $5 million to $7 million more would be needed to fully fund the campaigns. Bob Stern of the Center for Governmental Studies was optimistic about the city’s effort to look at reform. “It’s better than I thought it would be,” he said. “But it has a long ways to go.” Lisa Mascaro, (818) 713-3761 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The city Ethics Commission set the stage Tuesday for a massive overhaul of the way candidates raise money for elected office, as it handed down $250,000 in penalties in two high-profile corruption cases. Los Angeles is considering full public financing of elections, part of a growing civic trend to stem the influence political donors have on City Hall. Commission President Gil Garcetti said he’s never seen such an outpouring of public support for an issue since he took the helm of the commission three years ago. “It’s time, and we have to move forward,” Garcetti said. “The only problem … is both the will and finding the money.” Officials estimate it could cost at least $9 million annually to fund all city elections, including those for mayor and City Council. But clean-money supporters welcomed the city’s pursuit of publicly financed elections, saying Los Angeles could take the lead in the growing national trend. “It would make a big difference – for us, a big city, to do this would send a real signal,” said Julia Maher, a neighborhood activist from West Los Angeles. “It needs to be simple. We are the people. We elect our representatives.” The commission – which has no authority to change laws or put the issue on the ballot, as would be required – directed its staff to report next month with a public-funding proposal to take to the City Council. Council President Eric Garcetti hopes to put a proposal before voters by November or spring 2007. last_img read more


first_imgFrom Jersey Day to Freshers Week, Mental Health Week to Movember 2014, Semester 1 at Letterkenny Institute of Technology Student Union, is set to be action packed for students making LYIT their first choice this academic year.Tanya RussellThe newly elected Student Union President, Tanya Russell, feels that the way to harness a positive outlook for students, and to encourage better student retention is to provide students with strong on-campus campaigns and activities, which inspire students to connect with their LYIT community.Many alumni students credit their positive experiences at the LYIT to time spent taking part in the sporting and societies programme at the Institute. Tanya said “Getting involved in more than the required academic programme, is key to encouraging positive student experiences, this, in turn has a positive effect on student retention, as students feel part of LYIT and not just a student number! My message to students attending LYIT this academic year is to get inspired by getting involved.“Whether you are interested in team sport, or you have a desire try a new activity or have been a volunteer in your local community, then LYIT Student Union will point you in the right direction and help you on your way to a fulfilling third level experience.”LYIT Freshers Week 2014 will take place at LYIT campus from Monday 22 September to Thursday 25 September, 2014.  GET INSPIRED BY GETTING INVOLVED AT LYIT STUDENT UNION! was last modified: September 8th, 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:donegalLYITTanya Russelllast_img read more