Last Saturday, 20 February, Madang residents celebrated the upcoming NRL season with a successful community fun day at Laiwaden Oval, whilst Buka and Kokopo residents have their turn this Saturday, 27 February. Hundreds of Madang residents enjoyed a special guest performance by music sensation Nathan Nakikus and participated in fun footy games, where some participants received great prizes.Madang rugby league fans also enjoyed watching a series of NRL highlights from past seasons on Digicel big-screens showcasing memorable tries, the biggest tackles and major hit-ups.This Saturday 27 February, Buka residents can join the NRL in the Park fun at Bel Isi Park and Kokopo residents at the Kokopo Primary School oval. Both towns are set for a big day of entertainment with live band performances by local band Model Zero in Buka and entertainment in Kokopo by local group Mind Trip. Both events are lined up with heaps of entertainment for the community and great prizes on offer to be won.CEO Digicel PNG, Maurice McCarthy, said the NRL in the Park community fun day program has been an enormous success with hundreds of residents throughout seven cities now primed and ready for the rugby league season.“These events were about kicking off rugby league 2016 in a fun way that brought back memories, built excitement and engaged the communities.“We are delighted that the communities embraced the events so well and look forward to bringing them all the exciting rugby league matches of 2016.”
With astonishment the news of the signing of Leandro Cabrera for Espanyol while 3,000 fans ate in Vila-real before the momentous meeting of his team at the Ceramics Stadium. This same Monday, the blue and white club has made this contract official for the payment of the clause (nine million). The Uruguayan central has already passed the medical review, will train this morning with the staff of Abelardo Fernández and at 16:00 will be presented at the RCDE Stadium.Events have developed at the speed of light. The player, who among all competitions has already participated in 21 official matches this course with Getafe, played with the Blues on Friday night against Leganés. Not only did he win, but he scored one of the goals. Start in a team that is currently in European positions and playing Europa League, Cabrera has decided to change the colista of the championship that also disputes the continental competition. One of the most important reasons is the new contract of the plant. In the entity chaired by Ángel Torres, he ended his contract in 2021, while in Espanyol it stretches to 2024. The 28-year-old center will end his link with Espanyol at 33. The price of hiring increases the expenditure of Espanyol in this market by 30 million, a clear statement of intent and a change in policy when making signings. Leandro debuted in Primera with Atlético de Madrid. Curiously, it was Quique Sánchez Flores, with the last parakeet, first coach of the project that Chen Yansheng started, who gave him the alternative. Then it has gone through Castilla, Zaragoza, Hercules, Numancia, Crotone (Italy), Recreational and now Getafe.
Tv: How to watch Nadal-Carreño at the Australian Open?The match between Nadal and Carreño will be adopted by means of Eurosport. The unique streaming platform of the sports activities world, DAZN, contains the chance of watching Eurosport 1 HD and Eurosport 2 HD amongst its contents, after the settlement reached with Discovery final summer time.Web: How to comply with the Nadal-Carreño online stay?In AS you can too comply with the Nadal – Carreño stay. With us you should have the greatest minute by minute, the most spectacular photos of the assembly and the statements of the protagonists, in addition to the chronicle as quickly as we conclude. Rafa Nadal seems to be for a spot in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. The Balearic will likely be measured earlier than an outdated acquaintance, the Spanish Spaniard Pablo Carreño, who has gained the 4 occasions they’ve met in the ATP circuit. Nadal will search in Australia to match Roger Federer’s 20 Grand Slam.Hours: At what time is the Nadal-Carreño of the Australian Open?Rafa Nadal and Pablo Carreño will play this Saturday in the spherical of 16 of the Australian Open. The assembly between Rafa Nadal and Pablo Carreño will happen on the third morning shift of the Rod Laver Enviornment at 5:00 a.m. (3:00 p.m. native time). The present ATP primary couldn’t face Djokovic and Federer till a hypothetical last. The Serbian and the Swiss are on the different facet of the Australian Open tennis field. The winner of this match will likely be measured to the winner of the Kyrgios-Khachanov.
INSURANCE NOT ENOUGH National Rugby Sevens player Omar Dixon has remained in Hong Kong after last week’s Hong Kong Sevens Tournament as he awaits a crucial surgery to restore vision in his right eye. Dixon was injured during the Jamaica Crocs’ opening game against Germany last week when a high boot to the head not only left him concussed, but also detached his retina in his right eye and cracked its socket. He had already done an emergency surgery to reattach the retina but still has no visibility as blood is now building up behind the eye and doctors say they need to do another operation to correct this. Team manager Cherine Richards said the Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU) has a tight deadline to come up with the funds for the surgery. “Right now, we have an issue of trying to raise the $5 million to pay for that surgery,” she said. “The surgery was done, he’s still in Hong Kong, he still can’t see (with that eye) and they’re (doctors) wondering what’s happening behind the eye. He has two weeks in Hong Kong to try to recover to see if the bleeding will stop.” Richards said that Dixon is insured, but this cannot cover the entire medical bill. “I’m very nervous about it because he’s left there alone,” she added. “We couldn’t afford to leave someone with him so I have someone on the ground there, the doctor is there with him and the organisers have stayed back, instead of moving on to the other series in Singapore this weekend. However, Richards said that she communicates with him regularly. “Every day, I have to be checking on him to keep his spirits up,” she said. “He’s from the United Kingdom and now we have to change his flight and we can’t pay for that either. His ticket is supposed to be changed in two weeks’ time and we can’t afford it.” Richards said that doctors did give them hope that Dixon could begin playing within three months of doing the surgery. She added that the JRFU will be actively trying to come up with some of the funds on its own and said that one way it will be doing this is with the hosting of a fish-fry, but persons looking to make donations can get in touch with the association in order to contribute to its Scotiabank account.
Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Lawyers head successor list Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Everton’s Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring his side’s third goal of the game from the penalty spot during their English Premier League soccer match Everton versus Swansea City at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)LIVERPOOL, England — Wayne Rooney had one penalty saved and scored another in Everton’s 3-1 win over last-place Swansea in the Premier League that maintained the team’s resurgent form under recently hired manager Sam Allardyce on Monday.Everton has won four out of five games since Allardyce was appointed as the full-time replacement for Ronald Koeman at the end of last month, and Rooney has scored in three of them to take his tally for the season to 10 goals.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina While Swansea remained four points from safety after 18 games, keeping manager Paul Clement under pressure for his job, Everton rose to ninth place and has some momentum for the first time this season. The team is unbeaten in its last five league matches.“I thought tonight we were sloppy at times,” Rooney said, “… but we showed great character to come from a goal down.“Four weeks ago, we would have lost that game.”Allardyce has shored up the defense and is also getting more out of Rooney, who has already doubled the number of goals he managed last season — his final one at Manchester United.“Top half, I think,” Allardyce said, when asked what his aims were for the rest of the season. “Let’s not get too carried away. Delivering 13 points from a possible 15 is an outstanding feat from where we came from.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson After Leroy Fer gave Swansea the lead in the 35th minute, Rooney squandered a chance to equalize when his penalty was tipped onto the post by goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski in first-half injury time. The ball bounced out for Dominic Calvert-Lewin to convert the rebound.Gylfi Sigurdsson, who joined Everton from Swansea for a reported 45 million pounds ($58 million) in the offseason, put the hosts 2-1 ahead with a curling shot from outside the area in the 64th.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 folkRooney made the game safe for Everton by slamming home his second penalty of the night in the 73rd, with Fabianski getting fingertips to the ball but not keeping it out this time.“I was never going to give that penalty up,” Rooney said. “Frustrating missing the first one, so I put my foot through it.” View comments
By Lakhram BhagairatFor 11-year-old Shakira Peters, of Linden, growing up is not as fun as it is supposed to be. For her every day is a struggle, a struggle to wake up, a struggle to smile, a struggle to move, a struggle to play. She has been diagnosed with sickle cell anaemia since she was two years old and has always been in and out of the hospital. Since being diagnosed, Shakira has suffered two major strokes and is now wheelchair bound. She is in constant pain and for the past two years, her mother, Nicola Peters, has been working tirelessly, pleading with corporate Guyana and private citizens to help get Shakira to India for an emergency bone marrow transplant.Shakira’s eldest sister has been identified as the donor and the trio would require approximately $10 million to travel to India to have the surgery conducted at the Artemis Health Institute. They are expected to stay there for approximately six to eight weeks.Peters told Guyana Times that she began raising money since June 2016 and thus far has been able to raise over $5.5 million inclusive of $3 million donated by the Public Health Ministry. The distressed woman said that after the surgery, her daughter would be able to walk again and to lead a normal life.She noted that her eldest daughter, the donor, was 14 years old and was a student of the Linden Special School since she has poor muscle strength. Peters said that she was unable to work since daycare centres refuse to take Shakira because of her fragility.Thus far, TravelSpan have donated three airline tickets for the trio to fly to New York and they would be required to pay US$3100 for a flight from New York to India.Peters explained that they were expected to leave for India by the end of the first week in March, but she was actively trying to raise the funds to pay for their tickets. The trio was scheduled to leave for India in August of last year, but the lack of finances prevented that.“I went into the interior and I worked a little and I had some donation boxes at various places. So far, we have been receiving some donations from companies and people and I have been trying to work and get too,” she related.Peters said Shakira did not leave for surgery this time around, she was afraid of what would happen. She explained that her child’s condition continued to worsen and she has moved from requiring blood once every two months to twice per month. The worried mother also indicated that her daughter required O+ blood, which was hard to source.The family would host regular blood drives so that they could source the requisite amount of blood for Shakira’s survival.Persons willing to make a donation can do so by making a deposit to Republic Bank account 7660129 or contact Nicola Peters on 444-8420 or 684-7683.
…given grace period to get licensed – GA-FDDThe Government Analyst-Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) will be clamping down on water processing and distributing units across the country, to ensure that they are fully compliant with all regulations and are licensed by October of this year. This was related to Guyana Times by GA-FDD Director Marlon Cole on Wednesday during an exclusive interview.“We are working with them, and we are encouraging them to ensure that they bring in their applications and the necessary paper work, so that they can be licensed for 2018,” Cole revealed.Cole disclosed that the GA-FDD would be conducting regular inspections of water processing businesses to ensure compliance with the law.According to Cole, those businesses should have been fully compliant and licensed by March of this year, but the department had extended that time until October of 2018. He noted that all water vending businesses, including those operating out of the city, would be expected to be licensed on or before that time.“Officers in the outlying regions will conduct the necessary inspections at the water businesses, and will bring samples as well,” Cole asserted.The GA-FDD recently concluded an assessment in Georgetown and Greater Georgetown areas – done over a six-month period – and discovered that 11 water processing factories were operating without the necessary licence from the department.This GA-FDD made this disclosure earlier in August, stating that samples were analysed for microbiological and chemical parameters to verify compliance with safety requirements. Of the 29 facilities from which samples were taken, 11 were found to be operating without the necessary licence from the department. Of the 87 samples submitted for analysis, 15, or 17 per cent, were found to be unsatisfactory.The GA-FDD is now urging consumers to be cautious, to request to see a valid licence from water processing factories which retail five-gallon proportions, and to ensure the bottles are properly labelled and sealed before purchasing same.Consumers are advised to report any company that fails to comply with the GA-FDD’s requirements relative to the sale of treated water.
LGE 2018…more intense meetings planned for upcoming weekPreparations are underway for members of the Disciplined Forces to cast their ballots on November 2, 2018, ahead of the rest of electors, who are scheduled to go to the polls 10 days after when Guyana decides who to elect to several Local Authority Areas, after the staging of its constitutionally due Local Government Elections.Speaking with Guyana Times on Saturday afternoon, Public Relations Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Yolanda Warde, confirmed that all preparatory works are on track for the members of the Disciplined Services to cast their vote early.“We are on schedule with respect to all of the processes. We have had several engagements over the last few weeks with the heads and leadership of all of the bodies which constitute the Disciplined Services to discuss the plans for the upcoming LGE,” Warde explained.She said the leadership of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and the Guyana Prison Service would have been adequately briefed so as to ensure that there is no confusion or misinformation about critical aspects of the preparations and systems to be followed before, during and after the members of their body cast their ballots.The PRO, when questioned by this newspaper as to whether there was a special voter education programme that would be rolled for the Disciplined Services members, responded in the negative. She explained that apart from the general work being undertaken by GECOM, it was the Commission’s expectation that the top brass of the Disciplined Services would then pass on critical portions of information to the supervisory and lower levels.“They are adequately appraised,” Warde insisted, before confirming that all of the information requested by the three-part body has been divulged accordingly. She also stated that more meetings and follow up engagements are scheduled in the coming days.Warde’s comments come on the heels of criticisms from Chief Commissioner for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) at GECOM, Bibi Shadick, who had argued that there is an information blackout generally at the Commission about a number of issues including the preparations being undertaken for the Disciplined Services vote.Shadick had stated that the PPP and its Commissioners were still awaiting information on the sites to be used by the Commission to facilitate the November 2 vote. That aside, she was adamant that if the PPP nominated Commissioners do not request specific pieces of information then they will not be told willingly unless it is something being discussed that emanated in the press.Approximately 7500 or more individuals are likely to vote in this year’s LGE. This figure represents an increase from those that voted back in 2016. Those registered to vote in 2016 included 4693 from the Guyana Police Force (GPF); 357 from the Guyana Prison Service (GPS); and 1928 from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).Ballot stations for the Disciplined Services ranks are located at their places of duty or deployment. These include 19 locations for the GDF, five locations for the GPS and four for the GPF.After arrival in Guyana on March 1, 2016, the ballots were extracted, sorted and enveloped in accordance to schedule.Traditionally, each ballot sheet for a member of the Disciplined Forces is placed into two envelopes. The outer envelope bears the elector’s name along with the District and Local Authority Area in which he/she is required to vote. The inner envelope bears the District, Local Authority Area and the Constituency in which he/she is required to vote.Ballot boxes will be returned to the GECOM after voting, and kept in the secured custody of the Chief Elections Officer under guard by members of the GPF.The ballots cast by members of the Disciplined Forces will be sorted by the Local Authority and Constituency to be dispatched to the respective Returning Officers for intermixing on Election Day, November 12. The polling stations identified for the intermixing of the Disciplined Forces ballots will be gazetted. (Michael Younge)
Twenty-nine persons inclusive of a female were Sunday morning arrested following a police operation in Agricola, Greater Georgetown and North Road Bourda, Georgetown.Those who were arrested are being questioned for various offences, including possession of a firearm and its components, cocaine and marijuana. In addition, some are being questioned in relation to several armed robberies.The Guyana Police Force in a release to the media stated that the operation was headed by a senior superintendent of police with the backings of 220 ranks. The operation was titled “Operation Restore Order”.The Police also confirmed that two motorcycles, a number of mobile phones, and other items suspected to have been stolen or unlawfully attained were discovered and confiscated.
Locked in a tough re-election battle, LAUSD board member Jon Lauritzen plans to introduce a motion similar to one he rejected last week that would have granted eight charters in Watts to highly successful Green Dot Public Schools. Lauritzen, who was heavily criticized for his vote, said Friday that he voted against the plan to create charters at low-achieving Locke High School because there was no clear plan for how the district and Green Dot founder Steve Barr would collaborate. The motion that Lauritzen plans to introduce next week would call for Green Dot and all other interested charter operators, as well as Los Angeles Unified School District officials, Locke teachers and the Watts community, to cooperate in reforming Locke. “I think we’ve got a motion that will enable us to include the charters and still make Locke an effective community where the parents can be involved and the students can be guaranteed an equal opportunity,” Lauritzen said. “When he saw the negative feedback, and realized that charter schools are one of the bright spots in L.A. Unified for Valley voters, he read the writing on the wall,” Galatzan said. “This is a man who has had a very clear legislative history of opposing charter schools at every turn, so any flip-flopping now is obviously politically motivated and the voters are going to see right through it.” But Lauritzen said he wasn’t trying to derail the charter process with his Green Dot vote, saying he knew that Barr could take his plan to the county Board of Education. Under state law, a school district can reject a charter application only if the plan is academically or financially unsound. “To a certain extent, we knew there was going to be some kickback on this … but quite frankly, I don’t think we realized the plan was inadequate and we would have to vote against these charters,” Lauritzen said. Ed Burke, Lauritzen’s chief of staff, said the board member realized his vote would be criticized but thought it was the right thing to do. “We will withstand the flak in order to do the right thing and get something positive out of it,” Burke said. “We know all the cynics say Jon was forced into this. “We’re in a no-win situation, but we’re in a win situation because we feel we’re doing something and we’re getting a plan from the district.” email@example.com (818) 713-3722160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But Barr said he believes Lauritzen’s about-face is an effort to appease pro-charter voters in the San Fernando Valley, where the incumbent faces a tough run-off election in May. “The people are outraged and it’s an obviously calculated move,” Barr said. He maintains that United Teachers Los Angeles pressured Lauritzen and members Marguerite LaMotte and Julie Korenstein to vote against his plan because the union doesn’t want to lose members to the charter movement. The UTLA, which has denied applying pressure, is Lauritzen’s primary backer in his re-election campaign. Lauritzen’s challenger, Tamar Galatzan, recalled that the incumbent once called for a one-year moratorium on charter school applications, and questioned the motive for the revised Green Dot plan.