Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Navotas nears playoff berth The Philippines absorbed a sound beating from Thailand, 0-3, that ended its hopes of reaching the semifinals of the AFF Under-22 Championship at National Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.Two goals in the first half and another strike in the second were enough for the Thais to dispatch the Filipinos and grab their second victory in the eight-nation tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers With Vietnam thumping Timor Leste, 4-0, in the other Group A match, both the Thais and the Vietnamese have already secured progression to the next round regardless of the result of their showdown on Thursday.The Azkals’ best chance came at the hour mark when Mark Winhoffer, who plays for Yale University in the United States, struck the crossbar with a free kick.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Thailand gave us a tough game as we had expected, but we tried hard especially in the second half and I thought we came really close,” said Philippines captain Dimitri Limbo, who is part of English League One side Sunderland AFC.The Philippines’ final assignment will be against fellow winless side Timor Leste on Thursday. LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title
As the investigation continues into the death of the Korner Kick Bar and Restaurant Manager, detectives are awaiting the results of the post-mortem examination to ascertain whether the 21-year-old was killed or took his own life. The lifeless body of Tevin Parris was found with a gunshot wound to the head on Monday morning at his Lot 66 Garnett Street, Newtown, Georgetown home. The discovery was made by the young man’s uncle sometime around 07:40h.Parris’s death has left his family with many unanswered questions.Guyana Times understands that investigators have retrieved a 9mm pistol with 14 live rounds of ammunition. The crime scene seems to suggest that Parris took his life, and investigators have since swabbed both of the Bar Manager’s hands for gunpowder residue to determine whether he had fired the weapon.However, it was reported that the young man was not the holder of a firearm licence and as such, checks are being made to trace the ownership of the weapon.Meanwhile, the Police are awaiting the post-mortem examination, which will be conducted today, to ascertain the trajectory of the gunshot wound.While detectives have not ruled out homicide as yet, family members of the now dead man are maintaining that he was murdered.However, A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander Marlon Chapman told Guyana Times on Tuesday that there have been no new updates in the investigations and they were awaiting the results of the post-mortem examination.
With increased borrowing, Guyana can see itself in a place where the debt will be 66 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product by 2020, former Executive member of the Alliance For Change (AFC) and overseas-based Guyanese financial analyst, Sasenarine Singh has projected.Former AFC Executive Sasenarine SinghThe former AFC member told Guyana Times that this projection is based on the current Administration’s trend of spending in such a weak economy.“The IMF in their Staff Report revealed in 2015 said that “the Debt to GDP ratio was 48.3 per cent. This is expected to skyrocket to 55.1 per cent by the end of 2017.”To compound the issue, Singh pointed out that the traditional sectors of the economy – the six sisters – which include rice, sugar, bauxite and forestry, have been shrinking save and except for gold.“If five of the six sectors are underperforming and only one is stable. Then, why would you, in that environment, go out and borrow so much money over the last two years. It is financially irresponsible and I believe that the civil society has a role to pull the Government in check,” he asserted.PovertyWhile underscoring the potential Guyana has to become a wealthy nation based on the vast number of natural resources, the financial analyst said if this trend continues, this dream will never be realised. In fact, there could be a repeat of what happened in Guyana for 50 years gone by, in the next 50 years.“You would be condemning the people to 50 more years of poverty if the Granger Administration does not change course and wake up. And do not tell me about oil,” Singh said, adding “just look at Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria and the way those economies were managed and why would you expect any difference from this Administration?”In providing his views on the recent International Monterey Fund (IMF) Article IV Consultation Report for Guyana, Singh said the expectation that in 2017 the fiscal deficit is set to deteriorate indicates that Government’s operation is grossly inefficient and they are spending way more that is normal to achive tangible outcomes.In 2015, Guyana also recorded a negative fiscal balance of 0.2 per cent, while in 2016 the figure was at negative 2.9 per cent and the expectation in 2017 it will be negative 7.2 per cent. “This basically means that the Government is spending way more than it’s earning and if it is spending way more than its earning, then how does it fill this financial gap?” he questioned.“It means they will have to borrow more. It also means they will have to tax the people more in 2018 and one just has to look at the projection that the Administration has provided to the IMF, it shows that tax revenue as a percentage of GDP is set to increase in 2018 compared to 2017.How does that happen – by taxing the people more. And these are very important discoveries because the Granger Administration has become very economical with the financial truth these days. The solution is to cut waste from the Public Sector,” he added.Another point raised by the financial analyst was the fact that Government is constantly in both the domestic and international market looking to borrow.This according to him will crowd out opportunities for the local Private Sector, which is also facing many issues since the slow up of the economy.Non-performing loansSpeaking about the IMF report which also revealed that non-performing loans remain high remain high at 12.9 per cent of total loans, Singh said for persons to understand how this is affecting business, persons would have to first understand what is a non-performing loan.“It is basically bank loans that are borrowers have not been servicing their instalments or interests for 90 days or more. It means bad debt. It means that the banks will have to put aside portions of their profits to write-off those loans if they fail to recover them by the courts” he explained.According to him, the loan portfolio of commercial banks did not perform well during 2016 and this exposes the fact that business people and other private consumer borrowers are struggling to pay their loans.
Despite a few setbacks, remediation work on the land around the Old Fort Hotel is expected to be completed by the fall.Part of the delay stems from the fact the City had put out an expression of interest to have a developer purchase the land and conduct the necessary remediation, says Fort St. John Mayor Bruce Lantz. However, Lantz says no company appeared willing to buy the property, as well as take on the work.- Advertisement -So, he says the City will now be taking on the task of cleaning up the site itself and will then sell the land. The City had allocated $250,000 in its 2010 budget, which has been rolled over into the 2011 budget.Once the remediation work is complete, he says the City will sell the land to a developer that has an idea which fits in with the downtown revitalization plan.The City had applied for grants to help offset some of the costs, but Lantz says while grants would help save the City some money, even if none are received, it will still go forward with the remediation.A tender was sent out for the work, which closed on Friday, and barring any significant problems he says the remediation work should take between four and six weeks once a contractor is selected.Advertisement The City took over the property after its previous owner failed to pay three years worth of taxes.The property is contaminated with asbestos, which was commonly used in building construction up until the early 1980s. Thus, whichever company is chosen to clean up the property must be qualified to deal with potentially hazardous materials.
But the IAAF president, speaking to AFP at the Sport Business Summit in Abu Dhabi, said he could “see no reason” why all countries wouldn’t be present at the September-October championships.“We have open dialogue with all those federations, and yes it’s very important that we have a full house at our world championships. I see no reason why we shouldn’t,” said Coe.He added: “I’m not going to maintain a running commentary on those conversations that have taken place and will continue to take place, but I’m pretty confident and optimistic that there is a recognition that the primacy of sport is very important.”The blockade in place since June 2017 has left Qatar isolated diplomatically and physically, with its planes and ships barred from many air routes and ports, and its only land border, with Saudi Arabia, closed.The World Athletics Championships could be an important test case as they come three years before Qatar hosts football’s World Cup in 2022.However, antipathy towards Qatar in the United Arab Emirates, one of the blockading countries, has been evident at the ongoing Asian Cup football.When the hosts met Qatar in the semi-finals in Abu Dhabi, the Qatari anthem was drowned out by booing and the visiting players, who won 4-0, were pelted with shoes and bottles.On Thursday, a day ahead of Qatar’s final against Japan, the UAE lodged a protest with the Asian Football Confederation claiming two Qatari players were ineligible.– ‘Progress’ on Russia doping –Coe said the world championships, which follow the 2010 indoor worlds in Doha, were a chance to “break new ground” as track and field looks to establish itself in new markets.“We’re very proud and very pleased as a sport that we are breaking fresh ground in our world championships,” he said, although Doha annually hosts a Diamond League meet, a first IAAF Super Grand Prix event having been organised in the country in 1997.“And it is very important that if our sport is going to globalise, those aren’t just warm words in congresses and conferences like this, that we actually act upon them,” he added.More than 40 Russian athletes have been cleared to compete as neutrals in Doha but Coe refused to say whether he thought Russia, banned by the IAAF over systematic doping, would be reinstated in time to compete.The IAAF last month extended its ban on Russia, saying Russia needed to pay its costs incurred in dealing with the problem and grant access to data from samples tested in Moscow from 2011 to 2015.The IAAF taskforce dealing with the problem is due to report again to the body’s council in March. Coe also avoided commenting on whether he thought Russia would be reinstated by the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.“We’re making good progress. There are still some outstanding issues which the taskforce will want to be driving between now and… our next council meeting,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sebastian Coe has dismissed concerns the World Athletics Championships in Doha will be hit by a boycott © AFP/File / VALERY HACHEABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan 31 – World athletics chief Sebastian Coe told AFP on Thursday that he expects a “full house” of countries to compete at this year’s world championships in Qatar despite the ongoing Gulf blockade.A swathe of countries in the Middle East and Africa have cut diplomatic and transport ties with the gas-rich state, claiming it supports terrorism — a charge Doha denies.
Mario Gotze has made just ten starts for Bayern Munich this season Bayern Munich have told Liverpool it will cost them £20million to land Mario Gotze this summer, according to reports in Germany.The German star, who scored the winning goal in the World Cup final two years ago, is expected to be on the move soon after falling down the pecking order at the Allianz Arena.Liverpool are keen on a deal for the attacking midfielder, with Jurgen Klopp a big fan of the player from his time in charge of Borussia Dortmund.Bayern are ready to sell and, according to Bild, they have now set an asking price of £20m for Gotze.Selling for that amount would cause the German champions to make a loss on the 23-year-old, who they purchased for £32m in 2013 from Dortmund. 1
Donegal’s best-known amateur weatherman has given a 60% chance that the county will have a white Christmas.Amateur weatherman Michael Gallagher has given Donegal a 60% chance of having a white Christmas!As Donegal struggles to get above freezing, all the signs are that snow is not far away.Now postman Michael Gallagher has given a 60/40 chance of us having snow on December 25th. Michael revealed “People will laugh at me but it is actually too cold for snow at the moment.“Having said that all the signs are that it is on the way and I’m still sticking by my prediction that we will have snow before Christmas.“I think there is a 60/40 chance that we will have a white Christmas up here in the North West,” he said.The postman from Glenfin, who studies nature to make his forecasts, says the animals are showing all the signs that snow is not far away. “I have never seen the animals hunting for as much food and that’s a sure sign that a prolonged cold snap is just here.“I saw the sheep all resting close to the hedges in fields and that is also a sign that they are feeling the cold,” he said. DONEGAL’S FAMOUS AMATEUR WEATHERMAN GIVES 60% CHANCE OF WHITE CHRISTMAS! was last modified: December 11th, 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:amateur weathermananimalsMichael Gallagherpostmansnow
Last year’s cool Pumpkin Parade.Fancy the perfect way to get into the Halloween celebrations?The third annual pumpkin carving competition and pumpkin parade will take place on Thursday October 29th at the Atlantic Apartotel on Main Street, Bundoran followed by the parade to the local community library.Established in 2013, the event has become firmly established for the October mid term break and is enjoyed by children and adults alike. Bundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth said “what began on a trial run 2 years ago has turned into a massive success for us year on year with lots of enquiries in subsequent years to know when we are holding the next one.”Participating families and groups are asked to register at the Atlantic Apartotel from 3.30pm on Thursday October 29th. The pumpkin carving then begins at 4pm and runs through until 7pm. There is no limit to the pumpkin designs except for your creativity with prizes for the top pumpkins on the day.The afternoon will round off (weather permitting) with the annual pumpkin parade down Main Street as far as Bundoran Community Library where the prize giving will take place.This is an event that is suitable for all the family with pumpkins, cutters and utensils provided on the day with a minimal entry charge. More details are available at www.discoverbundoran.com/pumpkinLOOKING TO CARVE OUT A REAL HALLOWEEN IN DONEGAL? was last modified: October 9th, 2015 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:bundorandonegalPumpkin Parade
Joseph Duffy lost a bruising battle with Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas tonight.Joseph Duffy produced a brave display but ultimately lost out by unanimous decision in a bloody battle with Dustin Poirier at the MGM Arena, Las Vegas.In what was a pulsating fight – Poirier came out on top on the judges scorecards – mainly due to his ability to control the fight on the floor.Duffy landed some devastating shots in the opener, and bust Poirier’s nose badly. His nose was bleeding profusely for the remainder of the bout – but the experienced American began to take control in the second.He landed a big shot of his own which almost closed Duffy’s right-eye, while the Burtonport man also had a bloody nose.The majority of the exchanges were on the canvas with Poirier in control – he landed some big elbows to Duffy’s face – but Duffy defended himself well for the majority of the canvas.In the third and final round Duffy almost submitted Poirier on two opponents – but the American was able to avoid both attempts. While he just ran out of time with his final submission attempt – with commentators saying if the fight lasted another twenty seconds that Poirier could’ve been forced to tap out.Duffy will be devastated to lose, but it’s only his third fight in the UFC and still has a bright, bright future in the sport.He will be keen to bounce back as soon as possible and may return to the Octagon early in the summer. BRAVE DUFFY LOSES BLOODY BATTLE WITH POIRIER IN LAS VEGAS was last modified: January 3rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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)
A host of former Reds, including Clayton Blackmore and Denis Irwin (pictured), will be in Co Donegal in June – to raise money for charity.Blackmore, Irwin, David May and ex-Celt Brian McClair will all jump in the saddle at various points over the eight-day challenge to ride the 592 miles from Mizen Head in Cork to Malin Head.Funds raised by participants in the Big Red Bike Ride will help assist Manchester United Foundation, Irish Autism Action and Hearts & Minds Challenge continue to deliver life-changing services. Although Irwin told ManUtd.com he’s “not a cyclist at all”, the Reds legend, now 46, is looking forward to the challenge.“It’s a great opportunity to see the best parts of Ireland and raise some money,” he said. “I’ve seen quite a bit of Ireland before but never on a bike! I go to the gym quite a bit and I run, but I’m not a cyclist at all.“I’ll have to do a little bit of training. You always get a few who think it’s the Tour de France, but it’s just to raise money so I’ll be back in the pack and enjoying it. I hope lots of supporters join us because it should be an inspiring experience in aid of charities that do so much work to support children and families.”For more information, or to get involved in the Big Red Bike Ride, visit www.heartsandmindschallenge.org MAN UNITED STARS SET FOR DONEGAL CHARITY CYCLE was last modified: January 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:CHARITY CYCLEMalin HeadManchester United