20 Jan

Sports Briefs

first_imgNinth Annual Jamaica Bicycle Bash Bicycle enthusiasts from across the island are expected to converge at James Bond Beach in St Mary on Sunday, May 29, for the 9th Annual Jamaica Bicycle Bash. Whether taking part in the many games and competitions, showing off their bicycles, or simply enjoying the vibe with other cyclists, the day is designed to provide a fun-filled family atmosphere for riders of all ages. Crowd favourite “Rambolyimpics” will once again be a centrepiece of the competition schedule, along with the “Bunny Hop”, “Slow Race”, “Eliminator”, “Gladiator Circles”, and many others! Guests will also be treated to stunt demonstrations from the island’s best BMX stunt riders. Entry fee is $200 with a bicycle and $300 without. Gates open at 10 a.m. Russian tennis head backtracks MOSCOW (AP): The head of the Russian Tennis Federation backtracked on his comments yesterday, saying he didn’t mean to suggest that Maria Sharapova’s failed doping test could spell the end of her career. Russian news agency R-Sport had quoted Shamil Tarpishchev yesterday as saying that Sharapova’s situation is “bad” and that it is “very doubtful” that she will resume her career. “I only said that she can’t play now because no ruling on her case has been issued,” Tarpishchev later told the Tass news agency. Sharapova tested positive for meldonium at the Australian Open in January. She said she had taken the drug for a decade for medical purposes and didn’t know it had been banned for 2016. Sharapova remains provisionally suspended from competition pending a ruling from the International Tennis Federation. Kaka tops MLS salary list BETHESDA, Md (AP): Kaka remains Major League Soccer’s highest-paid player at just over US$7 million, and American goalkeeper Tim Howard will earn slightly more than US$2.5 million in his return to the league. Kaka, the former AC Milan and Real Madrid star, is earning a base salary of US$6.6 million from Orlando City, according to figures released yesterday by the MLS Players Union. Including a prorated share of compensation not specified to a specific year, his total earnings remain a league-record US$7,167,500. Toronto’s Sebastian Giovinco, the league’s 2015 MVP, has a US$5.6 million base and total compensation of US$7,115,556. US national team captain Michael Bradley, in his third season with Toronto, has a US$6 million base and US$6.5 million total earnings. Howard, the US starting goalkeeper at the past two World Cups, is joining Colorado next month after a decade at Everton. He has a US$2.1 million base and US$2,575,000 in total compensation. Steven Gerrard, the former Liverpool and England captain now with the Los Angeles Galaxy, has a US$6 million base salary and US$6,132,500 in total earnings. Former Chelsea and Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard, who has yet to play a match for New York City this season, has a US$6 million salary. He is followed by teammates Andrea Pirlo (US$5.6 million, US$5,915,690) and David Villa (US$5.61 million).last_img read more

17 Jan

Police hunt Guyhoc man for mechanic’s murder

first_imgIetectives are hunting a Guyhoc, Greater Georgetown man in connection with the murder of Orrette West, 29, of Tucville Terrace, East La Penitence, who was stabbed to death at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara on FridayOrrette Westmorning.Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum told Guyana Times that the Police received information about the suspect and were currently pursuing him. He also confirmed that the stabbing might have stemmed from a December 2015 incident involving the two men. The Police in a release stated that the father of one was stabbed during an argument with another man over an old grievance.However, persons who witnessed the stabbing told this publication that the now dead man was dancing with a woman when the suspect walked towards him, hugged him and inflicted the fatal wound.The man was reportedly stabbed to the chest after which he collapsed and died almost immediately. He was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Relatives of the dead man have confirmed that he died as a result of a single stab wound to his chest. The post-mortem on his body was performed on Monday by Dr Nehaul Singh. The relatives are calling on the Police to arrest the suspect who is known to the family.On the day of the stabbing incident, the dead man’s mother told this newspaper, her son did not have any issue with anyone, and she refuted the claims that he was involved in a fight with the suspect in late part December.The man leaves to mourn his four-year-old daughter, parents and other relatives. The Police are continuing their hunt for the suspect, who is suspected to have absconded.last_img read more

29 Dec


first_imgA site which originally had a price tag of more than half a million euro has been put back on the market for just €25,000 in Letterkenny.The .6 acre site on the corner of Glencar Road and College Farm Road is due for auction in the coming weeks.The site was originally bought during the property boom for more than half a million euro with a view to putting townhouses on the site. The development never emerged and the property bubble began to burst.Now the site has been put on the market by auctioneers Sherry Fitzgerald Rainey and is set to attract huge interest.The site is a rare chance for housebuilders to acquire a rare site in the heart of Letterkenny in one of the town’s most sought-after and mature areas.The sale of the site is subject to planning permission. The auction will take place on November 10th on site. HALF MILLION LETTERKENNY SITE GOES ON MARKET FOR JUST €25K was last modified: October 15th, 2012 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:auctionCOLLEGE FARM ROADGlencar Roadletterkennypropertysitelast_img read more

18 Nov

Burnley flying after win at Southampton, boost for Bournemouth

first_imgBurnley’s remarkable start to the season continued as they moved level on points with Premier League champions Chelsea thanks to a 1-0 victory at Southampton on Saturday.Sam Vokes pounced late on for Sean Dyche’s side to move them into sixth spot with 19 points — the same as Chelsea, who host Manchester United on Sunday, and Arsenal.Burnley have already won three league matches on the road this season compared to one in the whole of last season.”I am delighted to be where we are but there are a lot of challenges coming our way and the group know we will have to work hard for every point we get,” Dyche, who has been linked with the vacant Everton manager’s job, told the BBC.”We still have to fight for every chance we get but we are willing to do the graft.”Liverpool can move back above Burnley into sixth place with victory at West Ham United in the late kickoff.Bournemouth grabbed a last-gasp winner at Newcastle United to move out of the bottom three, above Swansea City who slumped to a home defeat by Brighton and Hove Albion.Steve Cook sealed Bournemouth’s 1-0 win with a 90th-minute header while Brighton’s 1-0 win in south Wales came courtesy of Glenn Murray’s first-half shot.Swansea have lost three in a row in the Premier League and were booed off at the end as they fell to 18th place with eight points from their opening 11 matches.Huddersfield Town beat struggling West Bromwich Albion 1-0 at home to stay safely in mid-table — Dutchman Rajiv van La Parra deciding it with a curling shot just before halftime.advertisementThe hosts hung on in the second half after having defender Christopher Schindler sent off in the 57th minute.West Brom are without a win in nine Premier League games and, after an impressive opening to the season, are only two points above the relegation zone.Saturday’s early kickoff produced as many goals as the 1500 GMT kickoffs combined with substitute Peter Crouch ensuring a 2-2 draw for Stoke City at home to Leicester City.Vicente Iborra opened the scoring with his first goal for Leicester before Xherdan Shaqiri levelled.Riyad Mahrez’s fine finish restored Leicester’s lead but Crouch headed in Shaqiri’s cross for the draw.last_img read more

24 Oct

152 Justices Of The Peace Trained In Mediation

first_imgOne hundred and fifty-two Justices of the Peace (JP) across six parishes have received training in mediation techniques since the start of the year.The parishes are St. Catherine, Kingston, St. Andrew, Manchester, Clarendon and St. Elizabeth.The training, which got under way in February, is in keeping with the justice reform agenda of the Ministry of Justice, aimed at reducing the backlog of cases in the courts and improving peace building at the community level. The Ministry is targeting the training of 500 JPs as mediators under the initiative.Chief Executive Officer for the Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF), which is facilitating the sessions, Jennifer McDonald, told the JPs that they are being trained to “try and resolve issues so that persons will not resort to violence, so that other areas of the society can function”.“The role that you play is not just with the justice system… but has much wider implications in the society at large,” she pointed out.Mrs. McDonald was addressing the most recent session held on September 1 at the St. Elizabeth Technical High School where 13 JPs were trained.JP Valarie Slew-Forsyth lauded the efforts of the Ministry and urged that the training be extended to ministers of religion. “We are leaving here this evening feeling empowered and really excited about going into our communities to try to maintain and encourage peace among the citizens,” she added.The training includes a period of practicum where the JPs will observe mediation and be allowed to conduct sessions under supervision.  They will then be assessed to determine their competency for certification.Thereafter, a list will be sent to the Chief Justice to be gazetted, authorising the JPs to mediate cases that are referred from the parish courts.The DRF is a private voluntary organization that encourages the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) techniques through the use of restorative justice practices to promote peace and resolve conflicts without the use of violence.last_img read more