SATURDAY, APRIL 9ASTON VILLA 1 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 2Aston Villa are as good as down after a defeat by Bournemouth, their eighth in a row in the Barclays Premier League, left them 15 points from safety with five games remaining. Steve Cook’s close-range finish set the Cherries up before Joshua King took advantage of defensive mix-up. Jordan Ayew replied late on.GOALS:- VILLA: AYEW 85. BOURNEMOUTH: COOK 45; KING 74.CRYSTAL PALACE 1NORWICH CITY 0Norwich City remain in a relegation battle after losing to fellow strugglers Crystal Palace. Jason Puncheon scored his first goal of the season to hand Palace their first league win of 2016 – and six successive home defeats – while Norwich felt they deserved a penalty when Matt Jarvis was barged over.GOAL:-PUNCHEON 68.MANCHESTER CITY 2WEST BROM 1Samir Nasri returned from injury to score the winner for Manchester City against West Brom. City came from behind after Stephane Sessegnon beat Joe Hart early on. Sessegnon then brought down Aleksandar Kolarov in the area to allow Sergio Aguero to equalise from the spot. Nasri tapped into an empty net with 25 minutes remaining.GOALS:-CITY:AGUERO PEN 19; NASRI 66. WBA: SESSEGNON 6.SOUTHAMPTON 3NEWCASTLE UNITED 1Newcastle stumbled closer to relegation from the Barclays Premier League after being outplayed by Southampton. The Magpies fell behind after just four minutes when Shane Long scored. Graziano Pelle claimed home the second and then Victor Wanyama made it 3-0 after Pelle’s shot was blocked. Andros Townsend claimed a late consolation goal.GOALS:-SOUTHAMPTON: LONG 4; PELLE 38; WANYAMA 55.NEWCASTLE: TOWNSEND 64.SWANSEA CITY 1 CHELSEA 0Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink suffered his first defeat in 15 Barclays Premier League games as Swansea moved closer to safety. At the end of a week when it was announced that Italy manager Antonio Conte is to take over at Chelsea in the summer, the Swans seized on a poor Chelsea display to dominate the first half and lead through Gylfi Sigurdsson’s volley.GOAL:-SWANSEA: SIGURDSSON 25.WATFORD 1 EVERTON 1Two goals in first-half added time saw Watford and Everton share the points at Vicarage Road. Both teams are in the FA Cup semi-finals and it is to be hoped that if they meet in the final they can produce a better spectacle. James McCarthy gave Everton the lead, but within a minute Jose Holebas headed home at the far post from a corner.GOALS:-WATFORD: HOLEBAS 45. EVERTON: McCARTHY: 45.WEST HAM UNITED 3 ARSENAL 3Arsenal’s slim hopes of winning the Barclays Premier League were effectively ended by Andy Carroll’s first-ever West Ham hat-trick. Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez gave the Gunners the lead, but two late first-half headers brought the Hammers back into the game. Carroll got his third, again a header, soon after the restart but Arsenal skipper Laurent Koscielny made it 3-3.GOALS:-WEST HAM: CARROLL 44, 45, 52. ARSENAL: OZIL 18; SANCHEZ 35; KOSCIELNY 70.SUNDAY, APRIL 10LIVERPOOL 4STOKE CITY 1Divock Origi came off the bench to score twice as Liverpool moved up to eighth in the Barclays Premier League. Alberto Moreno put the home side ahead before Bojan headed Stoke’s equaliser. But Daniel Sturridge converted Sheyi Ojo’s cross to regain the lead before Origi headed in and later saw an attempted cross drift in after the break.GOALS:-LIVERPOOL: MORENO 8; STURRIDGE 32; ORIGI 50, 65. STOKE: BOJAN 22.SUNDERLAND 0LEICESTER CITY 2Jamie Vardy scored twice as leaders Leicester won at Sunderland to move within three victories of their first Barclays Premier League title. Vardy converted the first after an hour, before outpacing the opposition defence and tucking home a second deep into added time. The hosts’ best chance fell to substitute Jack Rodwell, who shot over from just eight yards out.GOALS:-LEICESTER: VARDY 66, 90.TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 3 MANCHESTER UNITED 0Tottenham kept alive their hopes of winning the Barclays Premier League, thanks to three goals in seven late second-half minutes, from Deli Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela. With Leicester winning earlier in the day, Spurs reduced the deficit from 10 points to seven. After an even first half, Alli broke the deadlock and two more keep Spurs in the hunt.GOALS:-TOTTENHAM: ALLI 70; ALDERWEIRELD 74; LAMELA 76.
Registration is now open, costing $1,000 per adult. Students will be asked to pay $500 to compete. Teams, inclusive of corporate groups, schools, clubs and church groups, can also register before Friday. Participants can register online via debit/credit card payment at www.RunningEventsJa.com, or pay at the school or any Paymaster outlet islandwide. Meanwhile, event patron Professor Stephen Vasciannie, a distinguished KC old boy, who also serves as their current Schools’ Challenge Quiz head coach, was described as someone who the school population admires, not just for his contributions, but intellect, by head boy, Everton Rattray, who chaired yesterday’s launch. Vasciannie, himself a former head boy, said, “I am always happy to be back at KC,” adding that he was honoured to be the patron and looking to help the event meet its objectives. Founder Ricardo Case will also be honoured for his contribution. The event started in 2007 and attracted a modest 1,000 participants. This year, stakeholders are hoping to attract more than 5,000 from the school community and wider Jamaica. FLOW’s sponsorship cheque of $850,000 was presented by Donovan White, a KC old boy and vice-president C&W Business Jamaica. White said his organisation was happy to continue being a “major stakeholder in local athletics” and called on supporters to help make the event a success. REGISTRATION OPEN Kingston College’s fourth annual road race, the FLOW/PUMA Fortis 5K, slated for Sunday May 22, is being staged to raise much- needed funds to benefit students as well as provide worthwhile contributions to society, including another donation to the Alpha Boys’ School. The event was launched yesterday at the school’s North Street campus. “KC needs support and the FLOW/PUMA Fortis 5K is one of the avenues to raise much ‘needed funds’for our school,” said Parent-Teacher Association president Stewart Jacobs, who noted that more than 50 parents will form the nucleus of event marshalls and volunteers. While the 5K run/walk race will get under way 6:30 a.m., Dave Myrie, principal, described KC as a school that “loves sports, not a sports school”, and which seeks to enable access to social mobility and provide opportunities for students through sports.
Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum These inspiring women delivered four gold medals—the first time for the Philippines in the continental athletic meet— earning them the no. 1 spot in INQUIRER.net’s top 7 sports stories of 2018.Diaz was already considered a weightlifting power even before the Asian Games as she nabbed the silver in the women’s 53-kilogram category in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, but taking the gold was in Jakarta the brightest moment for the outspoken icon.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 ChrissShe broke the gold medal drought when she lifted a total of 207kg and outclassed Turkmenistan’s Kristina Shermetova (2016kg) and Thailand’s Surodchana Khambao (201kg) in the women’s 53-kilogram category.And just five days after Diaz’ triumph, Saso led the Philippines to its second and third gold medals in Indonesia on August 26. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MANILA, Philippines—Female Filipino athletes Hidilyn Diaz, Yuka Saso, Bianca Pagdanganan, Kaye Go, and Margielyn Didal brought the biggest pride to the nation during the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew strong>INQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: SMC sweep INQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: Manny Pacquiao back as champINQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: #UPFight INQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: Ateneo-San Beda dominanceINQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: Meggie Ochoa and her Fight to ProtectINQUIRER SPORTS TOP 7 Stories of the year: Team Lakay’s dominance in ONERELATED VIDEO Saso delivered in the clutch for the Philippines when she hit an eagle in the 18th hole, erasing her double bogey in the 17th, to finish with a 13 under after 72 holes for her own personal gold medal.The 17-year-old’s gold medal also pushed her team with Bianca Pagdanganan and Lois Kaye Go to the top spot of the group event.Then just before August ended, Margielyn Didal punched her name into history books, securing the gold medal in the women’s street skateboarding event.Didal capped off her performance with a trick that started of as an ollie before she transitioned into a heelflip to finish with an average of 30.4 points, 5.4 points more than silver medalist Isa Kaya of Japan.RELATED STORIESADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom View comments 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 Odd offerings in sports in 2018: weird science, camels, soup
…maintains he had good cause for halting promotionsBy Jarryl BryanAs the clock winds down towards the end of the year, Government is aiming to have the Police Service Commission (PSC) convened by then. With the reconvening of this commission, it is expected that the business of the Police, including promotions, can recommence.This was related to the press by President David Granger during a recent press conference, in which he noted that he would have expected the PSC to have been reconvened by now. The three-year lifespan of the PSC has expired since September, 2017.“As far as the commission is concerned, I had hoped by now that it would have been in place,” Granger stated. “But I would not like to go into 2018 without that commission being in place. So I expect it (to have been reconvened) by the 31st of December.”The President has actually been finalising the names of the commissioners since last month, according to Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, who has been unable to give a definite timeline for the reconstitution of the commission, but has noted this could happen before the end of December.Meanwhile, the President has also justified the part he played in halting the work of the PSC and the promotion of officers. Despite a court order stating that the Government had acted unconstitutionally, Granger maintained that he had had good cause for stopping the promotions.“Deserving persons were being superseded. One letter writer claimed that there had been no internal procedure for nominating officers. It is the convention that the commissioners would convene a committee of the most senior officers to nominate persons. This had not been done,” he explained.According to Granger, he determined that there was a danger that persons who were not qualified would be recommended for promotion, while others more deserving would end up being left behind.“In addition to that, there were other allegations — which I felt were justified — that the actual selection process was compromised. So, taken as a whole, I felt that the integrity of the process was compromised, and that it would not be in the public’s interest to proceed with those nominations.” Granger explained.PromotionIn the November 22nd court ruling in regard to the halting of promotion of personnel so listed, Chief Justice (acting) Roxanne George established that the President did breach the Constitution when he issued a directive to halt promotions.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, in a letter dated July 27, wrote to the PSC informing that the President had directed that there be no consideration of promotion for members of the Guyana Police Force until further notice, and that this directive should be implemented immediately.In August, former PSC Chairman Omesh Satyanand had made known that, after a meeting with the other commissioners, it was decided that the order to halt all promotions until further notice would be adhered to.The Chairman had, however, expressed concern that halting the entire promotion process would be a blow to senior officers; and had noted that those officers had invested time and energy in building a career in the Guyana Police Force, and were expecting their just reward.Noting that this was the first time a sitting president had issued such a directive to the PSC, he had called for some clarity in regard to the situation, and justification of the circumstances that had led to the making of such a decision.A perusal of the PSC’s list of personnel to be promoted had revealed that among those who were scheduled to be promoted were several senior officers who had been hauled before the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the assassination plot against President David Granger.Some of those personnel were: Assistant Police Commissioner Clifton Hicken, who was tipped to be promoted to Deputy Commissioner of Police; Crime Chief, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum, who had been lined up for promotion to Assistant Commissioner.Head of Special Branch, Brian Eastman, was also listed to become a Senior Superintendent of Police; while Head of Major Crimes, Assistant Superintendent Mitchell Caesar, had been recommended for promotion to Deputy Superintendent.Over the course of the CoI, a number of officers were summoned, and even upbraided for their work during the investigation. Besides the senior officers, junior officers were also criticised by the CoI, headed by Assistant Commissioner Paul Slowe, who was appointed by the President.
GTU, Govt impasse In light of the current stalled negotiations between the Guyana Teacher’s Union (GTU) and the Education Ministry, former Education Minister Dr Henry Jeffery, who was also a former Foreign Affairs Minister, has recommended that the GTU request arbitration to help bring the matter to a possible conclusion.Education Minister Nicolette HenryHe told Guyana Times on Saturday that if the GTU believe they have come to the end of the negotiating process and they are not satisfied with what they have been given, and they have to strike, they should go ahead, or seek to use arbitration to resolve their issues.“My concern with this matter is collective bargaining. When the Government came into office and before…in its manifesto, it promised collective bargaining. Collective bargaining would entail a process that would mean the union does not have to strike,” he stated.GTU President Mark LyteFor instance, Dr Jeffrey said, both parties would negotiate; if they fail to come to an agreement, the Labour Department will then intervene and try to conciliate. If that process does not bring the desired results, then the next step would be to go to arbitration.“Nobody wants to go through the process. If you go through the process we wouldn’t be here at this point in time. And that’s my concern about this. If the Government decides to follow the process, we won’t have to be here. It’s their reluctance to go through the proper process of collective bargaining which I can’t understand,” he opined.The former Education Minister told this newspaper that the GTU has also allowed Government to frustrate the entire braining system by following the long drawn out discourse.“The GTU is going along the road that the Government is going…it is not the road of collective bargaining…As I said, there is a process. The Government is meeting with them yeah, but they seem (unable to come) to some sort of conclusion that is acceptable to both parties,” Jeffrey explained.He feels that the GTU should have requested conciliation from the Labour Department. He said the Minister responsible for that sector will have to use his power to order an arbitration.“An arbitration is a simple matter of court, and (the dispute) would not have been where it is. They (Government) have a mandate to ensure that due course is followed in this matter,” he added.While Dr Jeffrey has doubts that a strike action will take place as planned, he feels if the strike is to take effect, it would have a huge impact on the education sector.“We know the repercussions. Disruption of family life and what it will cost from an educational standpoint…exams and the need to change the timings. It will have that kind of implication. So they have to be careful and prepare if any such thing is to happen,” he stated.The GTU has circulated a letter to inform its members that they are not to report for pre-term activities until further notice. The Union has also urged head teachers to begin handing over school keys to the respective regional Education Departments.GTU President Mark Lyte envisions that 90 per cent of teachers in the public schools are ready to support the union’s move to have strike action on August 27.GTU has outrightly rejected Government’s request for teachers to agree to a debunching payoff of $200 million for 2018/19. The union similarly rejected the $700 million cap that was placed on salary increases.The stalemate also revealed that Government was not budging on the clothing allowance, which remains at $8000. For the Whitley Council leave, teachers still have to wait four years before getting their one month off. GTU was appealing for three years.The Ministry indicated that it wants to maintain school boards with an improved staff, but the GTU is not in favour of this proposal, since school boards and the Teaching Service Commission are “operating at a different level and there are a lot of problems”.Nevertheless, the Ministry and the GTU did come to an agreement for improved salaries for Special Education Needs (SEN) teachers, which would help those schools that have dormitories to remove some of the “burden” that rests with head teachers.The two sides also determined that hinterland teachers would be allowed to return to their homes once per term. The Education Ministry will set up a Revolving Fund Committee to deal with the Teachers House Revolving Fund.There was also some consensus on class sizing for certain categories of schools. Despite these agreements, the GTU was adamant that teachers must not accept what has been proposed.
A motorcyclist in now dead after he crashed the bike he was riding into a sluice on the West Coast of Berbice, Region Five (Mahaica/Berbice).The bike Waygon Garrett was riding when he crashed into a sluice in WCBDead is 30-year-old Waygon Garrett of Lot 1, Section ‘A,’ Cotton Tree Old Road, WCB. The accident took place on the Number 6 Public Road, WCB.According to the dead man’s sister, Desiree, at about 15:30h on Thursday, he visited her at her Number 6 Village home and told her that he loves her. The woman related that Garrett had also asked to tell their other sisters that he loves them.Desiree further told this publication that before her brother left, he also asked her to prepare funeral clothes for him. She said about five minutes after he left, she received a telephone call that he had met with an accident.When she got to the scene, the woman said, she was told by the Police that her brother was taken to the hospital.Reports reaching Guyana Times indicate that after hitting the uprights of the sluice, Garrett was thrown into the air and landed in the sluice, and had to be fished out of the water. The motorbike was left lying on the road.Desiree said when she saw her brother’s body at the mortuary, blood was oozing from the back of his head, suggesting that he had sustained head injuries. His legs also seemed to have been broken, she related to this newspaper.The father of four had separated from his wife two weeks ago. It is still unclear what the grounds for separation were.In addition to his children, Garrett leaves to mourn his mother and five brothers and five sisters. Police are investigating.
Fort St. John RCMP are reminding the public that they are out in full force, patrolling school zones for speeders.Since school is back in session and children are out in the playground, drivers should slow down in school areas, says Cpl. Steve Perret.- Advertisement -Perret says the speed limit, where posted, is 30 km/h between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on days when school is in session.He says that although tickets have already been handed out, police generally give out warnings or reminders to drivers about the new speed limits, adding that it usually takes drivers a couple of weeks to become accustomed to new speed limits.However, despite the couple of weeks of mainly warnings, anyone caught speeding in a school zone can face a hefty fine, starting at $173.
Dawson Creek RCMP are searching for the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit and run.The incident occurred overnight on Sunday between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.in Pouce Coupe. Police say a vehicle was hit while parked on the street in front of a home on 48 Ave. between 50 and 51 Sts.- Advertisement -They say the vehicle that hit the parked vehicle is probably white and could have damage to the front of its passenger side.Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact the Dawson Creek RCMP detachment at 250-784-3700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Citywide, the homicide rate was down 2.4 percent last year, with 478 killings reported, while overall crime fell 7.7 percent from the previous year, Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger said. “We are at the safest time since the 1950s,” Paysinger said. “Those numbers only tell part of the story. What it really means is that last year there were 10,000 fewer victims than the year before. If we reach our goals this year, that will mean 6,000 people were not victims of crime.” Paysinger noted that the LAPD received nearly 1 million calls last year, which he said indicates increased trust in the department. “That is a change, and we are getting calls from communities that historically did not call in to the Police Department because they didn’t believe they could trust us,” Paysinger said. The council also heard from consultant Gerald Chaleff, who is overseeing implementation of the federal consent decree provisions on installation of a computer system to track LAPD activity, including complaints against officers and use-of-force cases. Officials had hoped to have the troublesome TEAMS II program up and running by Jan. 1, but Chaleff said Monday it will take until April to phase in the system throughout the department. With TEAMS II the last major hurdle to complying with the dozens of provisions in the decree, the LAPD hopes to ask a federal judge in June to start the two-year clock that would allow the decree to expire. Bratton also had encouraging news for the council about the department’s efforts to increase its ranks, with full classes of 80 cadets now going through the Police Academy. The department has about 9,400 sworn officers and wants to hire 1,000 more by 2011. Toward that end, the department has launched aggressive recruiting efforts at local colleges, universities and military bases. Villaraigosa has proposed bonuses of up to $10,000 for successful recruits and payments of $1,000 for city employees who refer recruits. email@example.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Partnerships are anticipated among the LAPD and other agencies, including the FBI, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Los Angeles County Probation Department. “What we are looking to do is announce a more coordinated approach to deal with gang-related crime,” said Bratton, who has estimated that gang crime costs taxpayers $2 billion a year. The LAPD also is proceeding with counterterrorism efforts and aims soon to implement the second part of Operation Archangel, to improve collaboration on homeland security issues. The chief also expressed concern about rising gang violence in the San Fernando Valley, where 48 gang-related homicides were reported in 2006 – a 30 percent jump over the previous year. The LAPD previously reported 460 more robberies in 2006 – an 18.5 percent jump. “It’s important to attack it now and not let it grow bigger,” he said. With Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa set to release his anti-gang plan this week, Police Chief William Bratton vowed Monday to quell a surge in gang violence and reduce overall crime by 5 percent this year. Speaking to the City Council’s Public Safety Committee, Bratton also offered an upbeat assessment of the Los Angeles Police Department and its process to comply with a federal consent decree and to meet hiring goals. But much of his 90-minute presentation focused on the mayor’s highly anticipated plan to deal with the city’s 40,000 gang members and on efforts to reverse the recent surge in violence. “Our goal is to eliminate the increases we have seen and further reduce it,” said Bratton. The mayor’s plan is expected to include many of the initiatives announced in recent weeks, he said.
Of course, it all comes at a cost, and the challenge for the company will be how that cost is shared among generations of ratepayers. “As you know, the Peace is a very important area for B.C. Hydro,” he told the Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Tuesday. “It’s a huge part of our system. In British Columbia we have the two rivers that we rely on – the Peace and the Columbia – as far as a major part of our electrical generation.” Reid believes that LNG could be a game changer for the energy industry, admitting Hydro doesn’t yet know what role it will play, but expects it will be a significant one. He explains that while LNG plants around the world are powered by natural gas, those in B.C. will have the option of using electricity to power some of their operations. “That could be a very interesting option for LNG proponents because it allows them to be just a little bit greener, a little less [Greenhouse Gas] emissions, it’s a positive story they can tell, it’s good for gas, it’s good for them. I think certainly a number of them are interested in that, and we have the supply. We can supply that. We’ve got the power.” – Advertisement -Reid says Hydro is reportedly situated well for the next six to eight years, or until Site C potentially comes into play. As for that project, which is currently undergoing an Environmental Assessment, Reid argues the dam is a “tremendous opportunity” for growth in the province.“As a nation we’ve got this hydroelectric advantage here: a clean, renewable, power,” he maintains. “We get caught up in labels, but to me it’s just another asset to the system that we’re going to need, particularly on the capacity side of the energy equation; we’re definitely going to need a Site C.” Advertisement He adds that all the other forms of power are going to be needed as well, including wind, thermal and solar, and that Hydro isn’t trying to force one option over another. While “new power” is more expensive that “old power”, Reid maintains that in the long-run the costs cost goes down. He points to the example of the WAC Bennett Dam as seeming “outrageously expensive” upfront, but is now appreciated. He also argues that while natural gas plants have less of an upfront cost, there are multiple reasons while hydroelectricity is a better option. “There’s no doubt that upfront initially your upfront costs of that are less expensive… but you do have to replace those plants a lot more quickly than you do with big hydroelectric systems,” he says. “In addition to that, you’re subject to commodity price risk on natural gas. From my perspective, long-term planning, generational planning, that’s what we have to focus on.” Advertisement