GMTBC-Yee Lu Fa Open Championship starts Saturday

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Australia drops Philippines to battle for 3rd vs China Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Prizes at stake are the highest in any open tournament for this year, according to the GMTBC board of directors composed of Boy Florencio, Peter Plaza, Charles Calamba, Dennis Gallardo, Jun De Guzman, David Ignacio and Selwyn Cabaluna.Major sponsors are Yee Lu Fa Granite Supply Corporation and ICS/Kwikprint. Minor sponsors are MGL Construction Supply, F&J Construction, Marikina Auto Center (MAC), Anya Sales and Distribution Inc., Shakey’s, SLETBAR, Petroland, and Chigo Aircon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’For any inquiries, please visit the GMTBC Facebook page or text and/or call the tournament committee at 0925-6259961./asu MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced The Grand Mall Tenpin Bowling Club (GMTBC) will hold its 4th GMTBC-Yee Lu Fa Invitational Open Championships starting today (Aug. 11) until Aug. 19 at the Sta. Lucia East Bowling Center in Cainta, Rizal.There will be five divisions: Mixed Open, Mixed Classified, Mixed Seniors, Mixed Youth and Youth 14 and under. It will be a handicapping tournament sanctioned by the Philippine Bowling Federation (PBF).ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

The President of Guyana cannot be President and Leader of the Opposition simultaneously

first_imgDear Editor,The call by Government for the President to nominate persons for the post of GECOM Chairman is an attempt to make the President and Leader of the Opposition one. That is, it is meant to eliminate the non-delegable role of the Leader of the Opposition.The Constitution does not allow for this. Where the Constitution says that a Leader of the Opposition gets to nominate, and a President gets to appoint, a GECOM Chairman, then that is the law of the land. It is meant to prevent electoral theft, not promote electoral profit.This law is, and must be, non-negotiable. Neither the President nor the Leader of the Opposition is allowed lawfully to change it in the name of consensus. Any attempt to do so is to break this law. The public must guard against, and resist this, as no one can uphold the Constitution by breaking a law.Therefore, the idea being peddled by some: that today’s fallen President and the Leader of the Opposition should each be allowed to name 3 nominees, or nominees on the list to be submitted, is a mischievous suggestion to break the law.It is a suggestion to break the law because it is meant to usurp or strangle the role of the Leader of the Opposition by giving the President unilateral decision-making powers under the circumstance. The President cannot nominate a nominee unto himself.Further, this fallen Government’s predictable misreading of what the Caribbean Court of Justice said underscores Government’s need to have a chairman who manages the elections from inside of the President’s front pocket.Said another way: The President is attempting to go around what the Court said about his “flawed” unilateral appointment, and resurrect Mr. Patterson from resignation, but with a new face.Unfortunately, people know what time it is.Sincerely,Rakesh Rampertablast_img read more

Conduct fair, unbiased investigation into recent death in Police lock-ups

first_imgDear Editor,I am extremely disturbed at the increasing amount of our citizens who are dying or suffering serious and debilitating injuries while in Police custody.Thirty-nine-year-old Lalbachan Bachan of Maria’s Lodge, Essequibo Coast, was the latest victim. A young, strong man arrested for driving under the influence and died while in Police custody.His young children are now fatherless and the breadwinner of the family has passed. People’s lives have been turned upside down.The authorities seem to not be taking this most gross violation of people’s human rights into account. Hardly anyone ever gets punished for these terrible violations and abuse.In some ways, this is a reflection of what is happening at the highest level of Government. The abuse of power is seeping down to all levels of the administration.The Police force is a very important institution in any society. If people feel abused by those who are charged with the responsibility to protect them and they lose confidence in the Force, then we can decent into lawlessness.I, therefore, urge the leadership of the Police to immediately do a fair and unbiased investigation and punish those responsible for the death of Lallbachan Bachan. We must halt this trend before it consumes us all.I extend my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mr Bachan. I also express my condolences to the people of the Essequibo Coast.Yours sincerely,Donald RamotarFormer Presidentlast_img read more

19 restaurants on board for Restaurant Week 2018

first_imgNineteen restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week 2018, which is being hosted jointly by the Tourism and Hospitality of Association of Guyana (THAG) and the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA).Restaurant week, which is one of the signature events for Tourism Awareness Month 2018, kicks off today.At the launching which was done at OMG, Sheriff Street, Georgetown, President of THAG, Mitra Ramkumar said Restaurant Week is an excellent marketing opportunity for businesses and will benefit patrons as well. He explained that the event will see the participating restaurants offering fixed prices on their menu throughout the week.Each restaurant will feature two-course lunch menus at $1000 and $2000, andFrom left: Chairman of THAG, Kevin Daby, Director of GTA, Brian Mullis and President of THAG, Mitra Ramkumar sealed the deal during the launching of Restaurant Week 2018 at the OMG restaurantthree-course dinner menus for $4000 or $5000 per person.He added that persons who often look at restaurants and come up with the notion that it’s too expensive for them will be given the opportunity to dine at a reduced price.Further, Ramkumar underscored that it would be profitable to the business owners as it would be an excellent time to market their products.“Restaurant Week was designed to appeal to the local market and for people who feel certain restaurants are not for them. I’m encouraging all Guyanese to come out and explore them all”.Chairman of THAG, Kevin Daby, promised the Guyanese public an exciting week ahead. According to Daby persons are encouraged to keep up to date with its online website or visit guyanarestaurantweek.com for more detailsMeanwhile, GTA’s Director, Brian noted that culinary tourism has become increasingly overwhelming around the world and is encouraging everyone to take advantage of Restaurant Week 2018.He also implored them to use this period to showcase their best cuisines and most importantly, their services.He also thanked the proprietors for being a part of the initiative as he urged them take advantage of this marketing strategy.The participating restaurants are Aagman Restaurant, Antonio’s Grille, Bistro Café and Bar, Cara Lodge, Café Bellvana, Grand Coastal Hotel, Pegasus Hotel, Java Coffee Bar, New Thriving Restaurant, Brasil Churrascaria, OMG! Restaurant, Petit Four, Herdmanston Lodge, Guyana Marriott Hotel, Roraima Duke Lodge, The Vintage Wine Bar, Windjammer Restaurant, and Xie Xie Restaurant.last_img read more

$48,000 raised from the 18th Annual Ronald McDonald House Charity Golf Tournament

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The 18th Annual Ronald McDonald House Charity Golf Tournament was held on Friday, July 5, at the Lone Wolf Golf Club.The Tournament was hosted in partnership with North River Midstream and Enbridge.According to Sara Lang, of Enbridge, they were able to raise approximately $48,000.- Advertisement -Lang says they had 140 golfers registered for the Tournament and they had an additional $4,000 donated from Mastec Canada from their annual “Ditch Race” event.All funds raised from this Tournament go to support the Ronald McDonald House of British Columbia and of Northern Alberta.last_img

Pentagon’s Iraq advice criticized

first_imgWASHINGTON – Pentagon officials undercut the intelligence community in the run-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq by insisting in briefings to the White House that there was a clear relationship between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida, the Defense Department’s inspector general said Friday. Acting Inspector General Thomas F. Gimble told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the office headed by former Pentagon policy chief Douglas J. Feith took “inappropriate” actions in advancing conclusions on al-Qaida connections not backed up by the nation’s intelligence agencies. Gimble said that while the actions of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy “were not illegal or unauthorized,” they “did not provide the most accurate analysis of intelligence to senior decision makers” at a time when the White House was moving toward war with Iraq. Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said Friday the report “clearly shows that Doug Feith and others in that office exercised extremely poor judgment for which our nation, and our service members in particular, are paying a terrible price.” Republicans on the panel disagreed. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., said the “probing questions” raised by Feith’s policy group improved the intelligence process. “I’m trying to figure out why we are here,” said Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., saying the office was doing its job of analyzing intelligence that had been gathered by the CIA and other intelligence agencies. Gimble responded that at issue was that the information supplied by Feith’s office in briefings to the National Security Council and the office of Vice President Dick Cheney was “provided without caveats” that there were varying opinions on its reliability. Gimble’s report said Feith’s office had made assertions “that were inconsistent with the consensus of the intelligence community.” At the White House, spokesman Dana Perino said President Bush has revamped the U.S. spy community to try avoiding a repeat of flawed intelligence affecting policy decisions by creating a director of national intelligence and making other changes. “I think what he has said is that he took responsibility, and that the intel was wrong, and that we had to take measures to revamp the intel community to make sure that it never happened again,” Perino told reporters. Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman denied that the office was producing its own intelligence products, saying they were challenging what was coming in from intelligence-gathering professionals, “looking at it with a critical eye.” Some Democrats also have contended that Feith misled Congress about the basis of the administration’s assertions on the threat posed by Iraq, but the Pentagon investigation did not support that. In a telephone interview Thursday, Levin said the IG report is “very damning” and shows a Pentagon policy shop trying to shape intelligence to prove a link between al-Qaida and Saddam. Levin in September 2005 had asked the inspector general to determine whether Feith’s office’s activities were appropriate, and if not, what remedies should be pursued. The 2004 report from the Sept. 11 commission found no evidence of a collaborative relationship between Saddam and Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida terror organization before the U.S. invasion. Asked to comment on the IG’s findings, Feith said in a telephone interview that he had not seen the report but was pleased to hear that it concluded his office’s activities were neither illegal nor unauthorized. He took strong issue, however, with the finding that some activities had been “inappropriate.” “The policy office has been smeared for years by allegations that its pre-Iraq-war work was somehow `unlawful’ or `unauthorized’ and that some information it gave to congressional committees was deceptive or misleading,” said Feith, who left his Pentagon post in August 2005. Feith called “bizarre” the inspector general’s conclusion that some intelligence activities by the Office of Special Plans, which was created while Feith served as the undersecretary of defense for policy – the top policy position under then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld – were inappropriate but not unauthorized. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I can’t think of a more devastating commentary,” said Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich. He cited Gimble’s findings that Feith’s office was – despite doubts expressed by the intelligence com- munity – pushing conclusions that Sept. 11 hijacker Mohammed Atta had met an Iraqi intelligence officer in Prague five months before the attack, and that there were “multiple areas of cooperation” between Iraq and al-Qaida, including shared pursuit of weapons of mass destruction. “That was the argument that was used to make the sale to the American people about the need to go to war,” Levin said in an interview Thursday. He said the Pentagon’s work, “which was wrong, which was distorted, which was inappropriate … is something which is highly disturbing.” last_img

Datebook

first_imgYouth job and resource fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Northeast San Fernando Valley WorkSource Center, 11623 Glenoaks Blvd., Pacoima. Open to ages 18-24. Bring resume and dress for success. Call (323) 377-4107. Senior Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Free. Call (805) 381-2744. Friends of Amelia Earhart Library used-book sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. North Hollywood Park, 5211 Tujunga Ave. Call (818) 766-7185. Community picnic sponsored by City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, 11:30 a.m., Valley Plaza Park, 12240 Archwood St., North Hollywood. Free, but book donation requested to benefit local school libraries. Benefit for Our Bravest, street festival to benefit military and public-safety support organizations, noon-6 p.m. 4500 block of Sherman Oaks Ave., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 222-6693. SATURDAY Big Tujunga trail maintenance, 9 a.m.-noon, Wentworth Street and Cottonwood Avenue. Bring hat, gloves, sunblock and insect repellent. Cruizin’ Tunes car and model show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Canoga Park High School, 6850 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Registration: 7-10 a.m. Entry fee: $25. Call (818) 347-7554. Journey to the Planets and Beyond, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, La Canada Flintridge. See www.jpl.nasa.gov. Marine Corps League will charter Valley Detachment 1277, 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 176, 602 Pico St., San Fernando. Dinner at 5 p.m., celebration at 8 p.m. Donation $25. Call (818) 621-3920. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com.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

Survival fight thickens as Stima win, Mathare-Thika draw

first_imgMuhoroni Youth already appear to have their fate sealed, falling seven points off safety after suffering a blanking 3-0 loss at home to Kakamega Homeboyz.At the moment, falling into the bottom two seems to be a sure ticket to relegation while occupying the 16th slot gives one a half-life. After Sunday’s matches, Thika United dropped to 17th slot while Stima rose all the way to 16th.KPL’s relegation script reads that two teams will be automatically chopped off while FKF’s insist on a play off between 16th in the league and third from the National Super League.With four games remaining before the end of the season, everyone will be fighting to avoid those bottom two slots.“It was unfortunate that we got off with only one point today but I think my boys played well. We have four finals ahead of us and we will give everything to fight and remain in the league. I am confident my boys will deliver,” Thika United head coach Nicholas Muyoti said.Thika came from a goal down, Eugene Mukangula drawing them level four minutes after Cliff Nyakeya had given Mathare the lead.Nyakeya slotted in low past Thika keeper Allan Owing in the 16th minute after picking up a sleek through pass from Chrispin Oduor.  Four minutes later, Mukangula drew Thika level with a rasping low shot from the edge of the area.Mwinyi Kibwana should have given Thika a win at the death after playing a swift one-two interchange of passes with Benson Iregi but Mathare keeper Levis Opiyo ensured Mathare left with at least a point making a fine block at his near post.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Western Stima, Thika United and Mathare United are fighting to avoid KPL relegation.Photo/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 22- The fight for survival in the 2017 Kenyan Premier League season promises to go down to the wire even with the league managers and the Football Kenya Federation yet to spell out a comprehensive relegation and promotion criteria.Western Stima did themselves a favor on Sunday when they beat Sofapaka 3-1 at the Narok Stadium while Mathare United and Thika United cancelled each other out in a 1-1 result at the Thika Sub-County Stadium.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: KILCAR GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Kilcar ladies had a good League win over Bundoran on sat evening. Ladies training as usual in Towney on Wednesdays at 6pm. The Senior Team had two good wins over Dungloe and Four Masters at the weekend, whilst the Reserve Team got a deserved draw against Dungloe and lost by 2 points to Four Masters. Both teams play Malin in the Championship this Saturday 2nd June at 5.30pm and 7pm.C.L.G. Chill Chartha/ Kilcar GAA Club are having a fund raising Clothing collection,in association with Bag2the Future. Everyone is welcome to get involved, we collect good quality used clothing,Paired shoes Bags, Belts and soft Toys. All clothes are intended for re-use, they are shipped to Africa, Asia and eastern Europe where they are sorted and then they are providing affordable clothing in developing countries, We take items in any type of bag. Collection is Monday 11th June 6-10pm at Kilcar GAA Club Rooms. Pick up of Bags can be arranged on or before the 11th June. Contact Caroline 087-2696803. No winner of this weeks Lotto Jackpot. Next weeks Jackpot is €1500. The winning numbers were 9,10,14,25. The Bingo Jackpot will be €1,300 on 46 numbers next Sunday night as there was no winner this week . Some of winners were; Mary Hegarty €70, Grace O’Hara €70, Kathleen Keeney €70, Teresa Gallager €70, Patricia Cunningham €80, Margaret McShane €80, Nora McHugh €150. Lotto sellers this weekend-Sat 2nd June: Ross Brady, Cornelius Diver, Noel Hegarty. Sunday sellers 3rd June are: Gavin O’Donnell and Martin Byrne. Our new Club Website will go live this weekend www.kilcargaa.com. Please check it out. An upcoming GAA Stewards Course will run on the 11th June and the club is always looking for volunteers especially on big match days. Please contact the club officers for more information. GAA NEWS: KILCAR GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 29th, 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:Kilcar GAA club noteslast_img read more

Can Fulham end four-years away from Premier League?

first_img 2 (4-3-3)Goalkeeper: BettinelliDefence: Fredericks, Odoi, Ream, TargettMidfield: Cairney, McDonald, JohansenForwards: Kamara, Mitrovic, Sessegnon 2center_img Fulham have the chance to win promotion via the play-offs for the first time ever against Aston Villa on Saturday.The Whites’ semi-final victory over Derby was their first in play-off history and they have not been to Wembley since 1975.History is not on their side, but they are the form team. Their 23-match unbeaten run only recently came to an end as they finished third in the league, playing with the swagger of a team who belong in the top flight.talkSPORT bring you live commentary of the Championship play-off final on Saturday at 5pm.In the most recent clash between the two sides, Fulham eased to a comfortable 2-0 win at Craven Cottage, although they were beaten at Villa Park back in October.Victory in football’s most lucrative game would potentially earn as much as £280million for the club.So, who will Slavisa Jokanovic pick to end a four-year stay in the second tier? talkSPORT’s predicted line-up is below.last_img read more