Floyd Mayweather Jr. remains on cloud nine after demolishing Conor McGregor last month and walking away from boxing undefeated in 50 fights.ADVERTISEMENT A costly, catty dispute finally settled It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson EAC sends Mapua reeling to 11th loss End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 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 Break new ground The ever-brash defensive tactician recently was part of one of the most bizarre interviews ever, talking to a mustachioed puppet for YouTube’s “Awkward Puppets” segment.Speaking to “Diego” just outside his personally owned strip club Girl Collection, Mayweather bared how he enjoys the company of multiple women in his life.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“How many women I have? Probably about seven deep. Lucky seven,” he boasted. “We go out to eat, some of us travel together. Having one is too close to having none.”“Money” also candidly revealed his disdain for monogamy, when the puppet asked him for marriage advise. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled MOST READ LATEST STORIES Winning start “Get f**kin’ divorced! You get f**kin’ divorced. You bring your wife here,” the 40-year-old retired fighter said, referring to the strip club. “And you tell her it’s your favorite place to come.”Aside from publicly admitting his philandering ways, Mayweather once again reminded everyone how wealthy he is, claiming to have around $200-300 million in his bank accounts.He even casually handed $100 dollars to the puppet, reimbursing him for the Conor McGregor fight.Check out the full interview above. /raADVERTISEMENT View comments
Dear Editor,Please allow me some space to highlight the frustrations of the new Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) system that was introduced in December by GRA. While the intent of the system is good, its implementation and monitoring are sadly lacking. Importers are facing delays and demurrage while not being able to turn over their merchandise.First, without sufficient and necessary education, the system was introduced during the height of the peak season as people were clearing goods. There still is a lot of ignorance, among importers about the system and that is equally matched by the level of arrogance by the GRA bosses.Secondly is the requirement for a manifest number and manifest validation. Before ASYCUDA, an importer could have filed his documents with GRA a week before the ship arrived. That gave the importer sufficient time to have these documents lodged, processed to deal with any queries and finalise the payment of duty and vat. As soon as the ship arrived that importer could then clear the goods. The new system requires that the importer obtain the manifest number, which is only available a day or two before the ship arrives. Then there is a manifest validation which is only available when the ship actually arrives. Only then can the documents be submitted online. When they are submitted then the flags come up. These flags could be documentation, assessment or post-audit. Thus the goods are here while the documents are then being processed. Herein lies the frustration.GRA has not been listening. While the ASYCUDA system allows for online and immediate processing, the issue comes when the flags are raised. What is needed is for the system to allow the ASYCUDA to accept the filing without validation thus, giving the importer a couple of days before the ship arrives so as to clarify queries.In the interest of an improvement in the doing business, I urge GRA to seriously consider listening to the brokers and importers.Yours sincerely,Manzoor Nadir
Youth Week 2019 was launched on Wednesday and would involve the participation of some 5000 youths from across all administrative regions of Guyana.Youth Week will be observed from May 18 to May 25, 2019 under the theme “Inspire and Build Resilient Youth.” The Youth Week activities serve to create a platform for young people to participate in national events as equal and recognised citizens of this country. Further, the event seeks to promote among youths an awareness to remain steadfast in defence of territorial integrity.Currently, the youth unemployment rate in Guyana stands at 22 per cent, as the end of 2018.From left: Ewin Enmore, Field Officer (PYARG); Adeli De Jesus, Senior Research and Planning Officer, Department of Youth; Leslyn Boyce, Director of Sport (ag); and Germaine Watson, Project Officer, Department of YouthSpeaking at the launch at the Social Cohesion Ministry, Director of Sport (ag) Leslyn Boyce said that Youth Week activities were geared towards inspiring young people to commit themselves to pursuing the type of technical, vocational and entrepreneurial skills training to boost a green economy. She added that the Week further sought to provide an opportunity for youths across Guyana, regardless of political preference or religion, to be united for a better cause.According to Boyce, the aim at the end of these activities is to ensure that young people are better informed of the importance of their role in national development and be inspired to become involved in meaningful activities and programmes aimed at development of themselves and communities.Further, she stated that Youth Week would also bring awareness of the various technical, vocational and entrepreneurial skills training that are available via the Department of Youth and Guyana Youth Corps so the youths could make adequate use of these initiatives. She said too that the Department was working to ensure certification that was accredited and valuable for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme so that youths would be more confident in enrolling in these courses.Youth Week activities will kick off in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) on May 18 with a Youth Rally to spread awareness on issues relating to mental health. PYARG Field Officer Ewin Enmore said the Youth Rally would be held in that region this year as it was one of the regions plagued with troubled youth. He said the aim of the rally was to sensitise youths about mental health and locations where they could access assistance as well as ensure that attention and love were shown to those suffering from mental health issues.He added that the objectives were to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, strengthen collaboration between the Department of Youth and other stakeholders, and reduce suicide rates in Region Six.Department of Youth Senior Research, Planning and Development Officer, Adeli De Jesus, who outlined the activities planned, said this year’s Youth Week would focus heavily on unemployment among youths as well as their mental health and wellbeing.Some of the activities a youths’ roundtable discussion on unemployment on May 21 and a mental health activity on May 22.The Youth Department said that the activities were open to members of the public and encouraged interested participants to visit its Facebook page for updates or visit its office at Lot 91 Middle Street for any necessary assistance.
The program is slated to be up and running in February of 2014, and will be put on by the Justice Institute of British Columbia.In a release, Virk says, “Our Skills and Training program aims to ensure that British Columbians have the right mix of skills, in the right places, at the right time. This new $250,000 demonstrates that we’re actively addressing student demand for paramedic programs in rural B.C. and are focused on meeting the labour demands of all sectors of these essential skills.”The program will provide training for 30 students, with two intakes of 15 students per year in rural communities in the province. – Advertisement -“Better trained paramedics means higher quality emergency care for patients and communities throughout British Columbia,” explains Michael MacDougall, president of B.C. Emergency Health Services. “Providing training closer to home supports our targeted recruitment efforts underway in many rural and remote areas of the province and helps many paramedics reach their goals.”The first communities to benefit from the new program will be Prince George and Cranbrook.
0Shares0000West Ham United midfielder Marko Arnautovic (left) celebrates with Mark Noble after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match against Chelsea at The London Stadium, in London © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 9 – David Moyes claimed his first win as West Ham United manager after Marko Arnautovic’s goal gave the Premier League strugglers a shock 1-0 win over champions Chelsea on Saturday.Arnautovic, the Hammers’ £24 million record signing, struck in the sixth minute to earn Moyes his first win in his fifth game since succeeding Slaven Bilic. While the Austrian’s neat strike boosted his side’s hopes of climbing out of the bottom three, it dealt a severe blow to Chelsea’s hopes of defending their title.Victory would have moved Antonio Conte’s side level on points with second-place Manchester United and closed the gap to leaders Manchester City to eight points, 24 hours before the top two meet at Old Trafford.Instead, Chelsea head coach Conte will now watch that game knowing his side could lose yet more ground in the title race.The Italian was left frustrated by his team’s under-par display, which was summed up by a late miss from top scorer Alvaro Morata.For Moyes, the win confirmed West Ham’s steady progress since he took charge and justified his team selection, including the decision to stick with goalkeeper Adrian and not recall England international Joe Hart.The Hammers manager also opted to start without a recognised striker, with Andy Carroll, Javier Hernandez, Andre Ayew and Diafra Sakho held back on the bench.Instead, Moyes asked Michail Antonio to fill the lone forward role and the move had the desired effect as the hard-working home side went ahead via Arnautovic’s early strike.Last weekend’s narrow defeat at Manchester City appeared to have instilled confidence in Moyes’s side, who demonstrated no fear in taking the game to Chelsea.That belief was summed up in the way they carved open the visitors’ defence to force the breakthrough.Arnautovic exchanged passes with Manuel Lanzini before wrong-footing Cesar Azpilicueta and placing the ball beyond Thibaut Courtois with his left foot.– Handball shout –Chelsea had rallied to beat Newcastle United last weekend after falling behind, but their response this time was less convincing.Even Eden Hazard showed signs of being off the pace when he pulled a close-range volley across the face of goal.Conte’s men, who had missed out on the chance to top their Champions League group after failing to beat Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge in mid-week, lacked their usual zip.While Adrian was obliged to save sighters from N’Golo Kante and Davide Zappacosta, Chelsea struggled to create enough clear openings during the first half.Hazard had this week been told by Conte he must show the level of hunger demonstrated by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi if the Belgian is to challenge for the Ballon d’Or.But the former Lille player failed to show anything like his best during the opening 45 minutes at the London Stadium.Morata was also ineffective and Conte reacted to a disappointing first half by introducing Pedro for Tiemoue Bakayoko in an attempt to provide the former Real Madrid striker with more support.The initial signs were positive for the visitors, although they could have fallen further behind had referee Anthony Taylor taken a different view of a handball incident nine minutes after the break.The ball struck Andreas Christensen’s hand as Arnautovic, who produced his best performance in a West Ham shirt, attempted to cut inside the Dane on the edge of the Chelsea box.To the Chelsea defender’s relief, Taylor viewed the contact as accidental.Chelsea stepped up the pressure in the latter stages, but Morata’s 83rd-minute miss summed up their day, the Spain striker lashing wastefully wide of the near post from Kante’s pass.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
1 The proposal deals with the creation of four 20-team divisions The Football League has proposed the introduction of a fifth division in a radical shake-up of the English club game.The governing body wants four divisions of 20 teams below the Premier League by the 2019/20 season.With 24 teams currently in each Football League division, the plan raises the prospect of seven teams being relegated from the Championship in 2018/19 to allow for three to be promoted, while no clubs would drop out of League Two in that campaign.Two teams would be promoted from the National League and six other sides would be added to the newly-formed League Three, taking the total number of professional clubs to 100.The six additional clubs are likely to also come from the National League, although the proposals will reopen the debate on Scottish giants Rangers and Celtic playing in England.While not ruling out the involvement of the Glasgow clubs, Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey said such a move would be difficult.“The whole discussion can be had,” he said. “But I suspect the wider this gets drawn, the harder it would be to deliver to our clubs and the rest of the stakeholders in the game.”Football League clubs have been notified about the plan and will vote on the changes in June 2017. A 90 per cent approval rate, or 65 of the current 72 clubs, is required to get the go-ahead.Harvey says the plan, designed to alleviate fixture congestion by cutting down on midweek games, has the approval of both the Premier League and the Football Association.“The Football League has recognised that fixture congestion is one of the major issues facing the professional game in this country,” he said.“We have seen a number of public spats this year in relation to scheduling and dealt privately with many others. The season only has a number of finite dates, and they are sought by all of us to try to get our games on at prime times.“Fans and clubs have both suffered, in varying degrees, as a result of competition organisers having to move games to meet essential broadcasting requirements, increasing the move away from the traditional 3pm Saturday kick-off time.“Also midweek fixtures are often played at a distance and the crowds are usually well below the average.“To address the number of fixtures and create greater flexibility in the calendar, we are going to ask our clubs to consider a proposal towards altering the structure of our competition.”Should the proposal get the green light, Harvey also plans for discussions on implementing a winter break, scrapping FA Cup replays and moving entire rounds of the FA Cup to midweek slots. The future of the Community Shield will also be considered.The biggest obstacle facing Harvey is likely to be persuading Championship clubs to vote, like turkeys for Christmas, in favour of the changes knowing an extra four of them will find themselves a division further away from the Premier League.“Potentially, in the first year, of course,” said Harvey. “But thereafter your percentage chance of promotion is increased with four less teams. There’s always going to be that first year where that particular set of circumstances will prevail.“We are looking at change for 2019/20 so clubs have plenty of time to see this coming. We have to resolve how relegation and promotion would be dealt with in the lead-up to that period.”Harvey ruled out the possibility of Premier League clubs fielding so-called ‘B’ teams in the lower divisions, but they could be involved in a revamped Football League Trophy – until recently known as the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.The Football League had consisted of four national divisions since 1958, when Divisions Three North and South were merged. The Premier League was formed in 1992, leaving the Football League as three divisions
NORWALK – It’s Sacramento or bust for dozens of Lakeside Middle School eighth-graders. The students have their hearts set on taking a special but expensive day-long trip to the state’s Capitol next month. It is the first time ever that Lakeside Middle School has been invited by Whittier-area state Assemblyman Rudy Bermudez to see the Legislature in action, said teacher Maria Pilios, who is organizing the trip. “I was in the fifth grade when my class went to Sacramento and, let me tell you, I remember every second of it,” Pilios said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsDozens of students have signed up for the June 8 excursion, which will cost $250 per student for transportation and other costs. Some students who could not afford the cost were matched with sponsors. But even with sponsorships, the group of about 73 students is still short by about $1,300 in covering all its expenses. Now, Pilios and her students are hoping benevolent residents and business owners from the Whittier community will step in to make their trip a reality. “This is the first time that the kids in this community will be allowed to see this. We really want it to be a success,” Pilios said. “It would be great to have the community’s support.” To help raise money, the students are selling popcorn, candy and raffle tickets for merchandise they have collected. They are also selling 50-cent ballots for a contest in which students get to vote for a teacher to dress in a costume that fits their personality for one day. “We’re doing everything we can to raise this last bit of money,” Pilios said. According to the itinerary, the students will depart for Sacramento at 6 a.m. June 8. They will visit the Assembly gallery and other places of interest. They are set to return home at 9:30 p.m. Bermudez said he plans to personally greet the students in Sacramento. “Whenever residents come to Sacramento, I stop what I’m doing and bring them onto the floor,” he said. “I also give them a history of the building and a tour of the different rooms and offices.” It’s something 14-year-old Eddie Castaneda is looking forward to. “You don’t really pay attention to this stuff in class until you visualize it,” he said. “And I don’t think I’d ever go to Sacramento if the school didn’t help us do it.” But first, the students need to finance their trip. They recently received donations from the city of Norwalk, the Santa Fe Springs Firefighter Association, and Big’s Pizza, which agreed to hold a “Lakeside Night” at the restaurant and donate a percentage of the sales profits. “If we’re successful with this, we’re going to try to go to Washington, D.C., next year,” Pilios added. “It’s just such a good opportunity for the kids.” email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
UPDATE: Gardaí have smashed a gang bringing highly dangerous cocaine into County Donegal.The drugs unit based in Letterkenny have arrested one man and are continuing their investigations as a result of an operation in Co Monaghan this weekend.A man from the Kilmacrennan area was arrested and €12,500 worth of cocaine seized. The suspect was arrested on a drugs run from Dublin to Donegal. He was arrested before he crossed the Border at Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone.The operation follows months of work by drugs squad officers trying to trace the gang which had been flooding Letterkenny with cocaine.The gang is suspected of adding dangerous chemicals when ‘cutting’ the cocaine before selling it here in Donegal.A house near Leitir, Kilmacrennan was searched over the weekend by drugs unit officers supported by gardaí in Milford. REVEALED: GARDAÍ SMASH GANG BEHIND DONEGAL COCAINE DEALS was last modified: November 9th, 2014 by John2Share 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:cocainedrugsletterkennyMilfordMonaghanseizedUnit
Arcata >> We love comparisons in sports.So it’s only natural to look at the Humboldt State women’s basketball team’s California Collegiate Athletic Association opener against Chico State and assume the Jacks will be just fine based on a common opponent.A young Chico State team lost by two points to Notre Dame de Namur on Nov. 11. The Jacks dominated and controlled those same Argonauts just four days later in a 13-point win.So based on a recent, common opponent, the Jacks should cruise to a …