Dinwiddie takes charge in closing seconds, Nets beat Hawks

first_imgAll’s quiet for Cubs at fan convention Dinwiddie had 20 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, Jahlil Okafor added 17 points in a reserve role and the Nets beat the Hawks 110-105 on Friday night.Dinwiddie made the go-ahead basket with 11 seconds left as the Nets snapped a three-game losing streak to move past an embarrassing 34-point home loss to Detroit two nights earlier.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 folkAtlanta guard Dennis Schroder finished with a career-high 34 points, but after causing matchup problems all night with his ball-handling, he missed his last two layup attempts and committed a game-ending turnover with 5 seconds remaining.Dinwiddie, who had just two points against the Pistons, was Brooklyn’s spark, recovering from a rough stretch late in the fourth when he let Schroder glide past him for an acrobatic layup and then lost the ball out of bounds on the ensuing possession. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “I had a lot of easy buckets because of my teammates just dropping the ball off to me and I was wide open,” Okafor said.The Hawks trailed by nine in the first and the second, but forced a tie both times. Brooklyn took its first double-digit lead in the third on Tyler Zeller’s layup, but Atlanta went on an 11-0 run to take its first lead of the game, 67-66 on Tyler Dorsey’s 3.Brooklyn’s DeMarre Carroll started and played 28 minutes after missing the last two games with a right knee sprain. He finished with 13 points. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 14 points and has scored in double figures in 12 of his last 13 games.Kent Bazemore had 16 points for the NBA-worst Hawks, who have lost five of six.“As a competitor, you go out there and give it your all for 48 minutes and come up short,” Bazemore said. “This is reminiscent of the Clippers game (Sunday).”There were eight lead changes and six ties in the fourth quarter.TIP-INSNets: Tied a season high with 29 assists. Caris LeVert had seven. Carroll and Hollis-Jefferson each had three.Hawks: F Marco Belinelli, the team’s fourth-leading scorer, has a sprained left ankle and missed his first game.CLOSE TO KIN Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll (9) and Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) battle for the ball in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA — Spencer Dinwiddie did everything he could to keep the Brooklyn Nets composed in the closing seconds.“We’ve had a little bit of a losing streak and we had some heartbreaking losses followed up obviously by the very poor showing against Detroit,” he said. “To come out here and take Atlanta’s best shot and still come away with the victory is big-time.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Nets coach Kenny Atkinson, who spent four seasons on Atlanta’s bench before getting hired in April 2016, knows everything about Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer’s San Antonio system and vice versa.“We’re doing more Hawks stuff than the Hawks,” Atkinson deadpanned before the gameUP NEXTNets: Visit Washington on Saturday.Hawks: Host San Antonio on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense After Dewayne Dedmon’s 3-pointer gave the Hawks their biggest lead at five, Dinwiddie immediately answered with a 3 with 2:20 left and then took charge at the end. He grabbed a defensive rebound and drew a foul on a fast-break layup with 11 seconds remaining.Dinwiddie missed the free throw but battled for the rebound and got fouled again. This time he hit both free throws to make it 108-105.“Like I said, if I don’t turn it over as much and miss free throws and the easy end of layups, we ain’t even in that position,” Dinwiddie said. “So it’s really a credit to the team for picking me up.”Schroder missed a layup and then was called for traveling on the same possession with 5.1 seconds remaining.Okafor, in his fifth straight game and sixth overall for Brooklyn, went 6 for 8 from the field in 12 minutes. The Nets acquired Okafor, the No. 3 overall draft pick for Philadelphia in 2015, in a trade early last month.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Dandan attributes Columbian’s inconsistent play to poor defense

first_imgLATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Ray Parks blasts MPBL for its Fil-foreign rule Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next There’s a saying that goes, “you win some, you lose some” but in the case of Columbian, “you win big, you lose big” would be more fitting based on their first six games in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours So far, it’s been an up-and-down conference for the Dyip, who either win by a wide margin or lose in lopsided fashion.Columbian head coach Ricky Dandan knows exactly what causes his team’s inconsistent play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“That’s mostly because of our defense, we weren’t able to execute our defensive plan, and it looked like we did not have a defensive plan at all,” said Dandan after losing to Magnolia 126-101 Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“Our defense feeds our offense and every time we’re able to make stops and we’re aggressive defensively and we’re not missing assignments we transform that into points for ourselves.” View comments MOST READ Columbian, so far, has breached the 100-point mark in all of its games, averaging 117.7 points per game during its wins while norming 102.3 in losses.The Dyip have an average winning margin of 18.7  but they get outscored by an average of 23 points during their losses.“If you don’t make stops, that’s what happens,” said Dandan. “We’re No. 1 on offense, but then if we’re not going to improve defensively going deep into the conference we’re going to have problems.”Dandan, however, feels his players will be able to develop a level of consistency during a two-week break as the league makes way for its All-Star festivities.“This break is heaven sent,” said Dandan. “We will be able to regroup and that’s what we’re going to do. I need to shift their mindset to a better defensive mindset.”ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 awardlast_img read more

Tobias Harris’ big night lifts Clippers past Hornets

first_imgKemba Walker scored 32 points and Jeremy Lamb added 22 for the Hornets. Marvin Williams finished with 13 points and Malik Monk had 12. It was the second time this season Charlotte lost a game after leading by 20. The Hornets lost 126-121 to New York on Dec. 14 after leading by 21.“There are a lot of teams that when they’re up 20, they win the game,” Lamb said. “There are times when you’re down 20 that you lose, or you’re down 20 and you make a run. A 20-point lead in the NBA has always been something that’s not safe.”Beverly’s loose-ball foul with 21.1 seconds left put Marvin Williams on the line for Charlotte. Williams hit both to tie it at 115.The Hornets led 88-68 on a Miles Bridges 3-pointer with 3:17 to play in the third.Walker, held to 13 in a Clippers win this season, had 25 by halftime — but just seven in the second half. The Clippers kept the ball from getting anywhere close to him for the final shot.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “It’s as good as it’s going to be,” Harris said of his injured shoulder. “It’s not any better or worse. It’s about pushing myself and battling through it, keeping my mental state at a high level to go into a game and be effective.”Lou Williams scored 31 points for the Clippers, Montrezl Harrell added 16 and Patrick Beverley 15. Los Angeles, playing its third road game in four days, shot 18 for 24 (75 percent) on 3-pointers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsCharlotte had a chance to tie or take the lead on its last possession, but struggled to inbound the ball and Marvin Williams’ 3-point attempt at the buzzer was short.“That wasn’t what we were looking for,” Hornets coach James Borrego said. “I could have come up with something better.” Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption “We thought, ‘deny,’” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “We did not want him to catch the ball, and we had already decided that we were not going to trap because we didn’t want anyone getting the open 3-pointer. We said ‘at all costs, if we can deny him the ball, deny him the ball.”TIP-INSClippers: Los Angeles held Walker to 13 points in their first matchup this season, a 128-109 win. Walker scored 25 on 8-of-15 shooting (4 for 6 on 3s) in the first half Tuesday. … Danilo Gallinari (back) did not play. … The Clippers’ third-period woes continued as they were outscored 34-31.Hornets: Center Cody Zeller, who missed 16 games after surgery on his right hand, entered the game at the 6:43 mark of the first period with a small brace on his hand, but didn’t wear it in the second half. He finished with 11 rebounds. … Tony Parker left after 9 minutes on the court with a back injury and didn’t return. . Marvin Williams tied a career high with four blocked shots.UNREAL SHOOTING NIGHTThe Clippers kept a gaudy 3-point shooting percentage throughout and it didn’t fade away late. Late in the third, it was 77 percent.“I was like, are we really shooting 77 percent?” Harris said. “But we were. We should just be pulling up from anywhere at that point.”IMPRESSIVE MOVELate in the first half, Walker picked up a loose ball on the Clippers’ end. Teammate Bismack Biyombo fell to the court also the ball. Walker, with the ball still in play, helped Biyombo up before turning up court on the dribble, prompting a surprised smile from Biyombo.ALL-STAR ACTION Jayson Tatum scores 25, Kyrie Irving-less Celtics down lowly Cavs NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIEScenter_img Walker will participate in the 3-point contest at NBA All-Star weekend. Teammate Miles Bridges will take part in the slam-dunk contest.UP NEXTClippers: Visit Indiana on Thursday night.Hornets: Visit Dallas on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris (34) shoots the go-ahead and eventual game-winning basket against Charlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker (15) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Still not quite healed from a shoulder strain he suffered last week, Tobias Harris came up big for the Los Angeles Clippers.Harris scored 34 points, including a running jumper in the lane with 4.3 seconds remaining, and the Clippers rallied from 20 points down to beat the Charlotte Hornets 117-115 on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

26 Teams Apply for CAF Club Licensing System

first_imgThe Secretary General of the Liberia Football Association, B. Alphonso Armah, has disclosed that all the teams in the 1st and the 2nd divisions have written letters of intent for CAF’s Club Licensing System (CLS), for the LFA 2014/2015 League, writes Leroy M. Sonpon, III.Armah told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview yesterday that 12 1st division and 14 2nd division teams, totaling 26 teams, met deadline.The July 17’s deadline was in consonance with the warning of the LFA to spontaneously drop any teams which failed to deliberately refuse to write the LFA.The 1st divisions clubs are: IE, LPRC Oilers, LISCR FC, BYC I, Keitrace FC, MC Breweries, NPA Anchors, Watanga, Jubilee, Fatu FC, Aries and FC Fassell.And the 2nd division teams Young Pro, G. Black Star, FC Monrovia, ELWA United, BYC II, Gardnersville FC, USA FC, Super Rollers FC, Mighty Barrolle, Sime Darby , Gedi Ambassadors amongst others.Meanwhile, Mr. Armah stated that clubs which show their affidavit of ownership of club, stadium, practice pitch (at least up to three clubs could join), office space, prove of financial capacity to bankroll salaries, coach and a technical director (minimum B Certificate in Coaching) would be allowed to participate in the 2014/2015 LFA League.He said the LFA would begin the partnership with club soon to work-out the club licensing system.Armah said the youthful program on the youthful teams might be effective as of the 2015/2016 LFA League.He however reemphazied that the LFA has agreed to make the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) the stadium for all applied teams.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Good Hope man seriously injured

first_imga Good Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD) man has sustained serious injuries after the car in which he was travelling ended up in a canal at Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara (WCD), in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.Injured is David Williams of Good Hope, ECD, while Shelly Allen and Michelle Caesar escaped unhurt.According to reports, the accident occurred around 03:00h when the silver Toyota Primo motorcar was travelling to Georgetown from Parika after dropping off workers who are working on the D’urban Park Project.Guyana Times was told that a sand truck, which was travelling in the opposite direction, attempted to overtake another vehicle and ended up in the path of the car.Allen, who was driving the car at the time, swerved to avoid a collision and in the process lost control and ended up in the canal.The truck driver did not stop to render assistance but rather drove away.Speaking with this publication, Allen explained that after running into the canal, she along with Caesar were able to come out of the vehicle to seek help as Williams was trapped in the partially submerged car.She explained that two vehicles were passing at the time and stopped to lend assistance. “A man in a 4-runner vehicle and another man on a motorcycle stopped to help us out”. The persons assisted Allen and Caesar in getting Williams out of the vehicle.Williams sustained head injuries as a result of the accident and is being treated at the West Demerara Regional Hospital.“Something has to be done about these sand trucks man, look how many accidents are being caused by them, especially late at night. When they are approaching you with those huge lights, it is impossible for a driver to see anything,” she complained.According to the occupants, they would be unable to identify the driver of the truck that caused the accident. The Police are currently investigating the matter.last_img read more

2015 Marathon Launched

first_imgAround 200 persons, including Youth and Sports Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe, foreigners and the youth registered to participate in the 2015 Liberia Marathon over the weekend.Last Saturday’s launch was not only greeted with passion, having been postponed thrice because of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) but as a “new beginning” in celebration of the strength and commitment against the fight of the resurgence of the Ebola virus, according to Chief Launcher Minister Nagbe.He said the fervor of the November 8th Marathon isn’t only about the event but is about symbolizing that the country is “free of no-transmission of the virus.”Minister Nagbe, a former sprinter, who is poised to participate in the 10km race, encouraged every Liberian as well as foreign residents in the country to use the marathon to celebrate a fresh start after the pandemic.He promised government support to the Marathon.Liberians are to pay L$60 and L$120 for registration fees for the 10km and half-marathon, while non-Liberians will pay US$26 and US$34.Registrations run up to Sunday, October 25 – and it can be done at the Daily Observer Newspaper offices on Benson and Macdonald Streets and the Merit Travel Office, Kaba Building, Benson and Mechlin Street.The 2015 Marathon Race Director Ms. Eunice Dahn said the run is in memory of those who lost their lives and also a dedication to those who survived the Ebola tragedy.She explained that the Marathon is divided into two races: half-marathon race (from Freeport to the ELWA Compound) and the 10km race (from JFK Hospital to the ELWA Compound).According to Ms. Dahn, every weekend, volunteers will “Take the registration forms to communities as a way of creating awareness for the marathon.”The General Manager of the RLJ Hotel, Mr. Roderick Peck said the Marathon is steeped in history and would always mark out its participants as men and women of great strength and courage.He said the first long distance run was done in 490BC over two and a half thousand years ago, when a young soldier named Pheidippides left the battle field shedding his arm out as he ran to Athens, Greece to deliver just one word to his fellow Athenians, Niki —- victory!.“Many thousands of marathons have been run since, and it takes courage and strength not just of the body but the mind as well perhaps the mind is the most important,” Mr. Peck said.He added: “The determination never to give up the sheer will-power to keep placing one foot in front of the other when all of your body is crying out to rest, it is this will-power and this desire to triumph over all that stands in our way that makes this a race that Liberians should cherish and excel.”The RLJ Hotel is the newest sponsor of the 2015 Liberia Marathon.Mr. Nathaniel Jallah, the Public and Government Affairs Manager of ExxonMobil–Liberia said briefly that his institution remained supportive of the Liberia Marathon and is positive that this year’s Marathon would achieve its objective.Speaking on behalf of Liberia Marathon Trust, Charles D. Cooper thanked the Ministry of Youth and Sports and other Ministries for the collaboration; Monrovia City Mayor, Clara Doe Mvogo for her invaluable assistance as well as the Liberia National Police for providing security and traffic control in past events, and to the Red Cross for providing medical volunteers.Mr. Cooper also hailed ‘Spark BSC’ and ‘Run For’ for providing a grant of US$4,000 and US$3,000 respectively to begin preparations for the Marathon.There will be 22 cash prizes – eight prizes for half-marathon, from 1st to the 3rd winners and a Patriot Prize (exclusively for Liberians) for each category as well as for the 10km race, and the wheel chair and crutches category has three separate winners.Cash prizes for the winners are yet to be announced, according to the organizers.It’s likely that the lack of sponsorship might force organizers of the marathon to make substantial cutbacks for the 2015 event’s US$100,000 estimated budget, including a one-third reduction in prize money.Race director Eunice Dahn told Daily Observer that the organizers are hopeful of sponsorship and assistance from the Liberian government for the November 8th Liberia Marathon.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GNBS drafting standards for construction of latrines

first_imgSoon contractors will be required to submit to certain requirements set by the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) when building a Ventilated Improved Pit (VIP) latrine.A draft standard has already been developed and the Bureau will be consulting with the general public today at the National Library on Church Street, Georgetown, from 09:30h to hear their views. The document gives recommendations for the design, location, construction, and maintenance of the VIP latrine. It is applicable to individual housing units or institutions in rural areas where one unit is designed to serve five persons.To begin with, the VIP latrine is an improved sanitary solution for human excreta. It differs from the traditional latrine in that it is fitted with a tall vertical vent pipe to allow odour out. It also has a fly screen fitted at its top to prevent flies and other harmful insects from breeding.According to the draft, “All information on the nature of the soil and subsoil conditions should be obtained. This should include the approximate height of water table and any available record of flood levels or information as to the variation, seasonal or otherwise, in the high water table”.Further, it states that the soil should be explored at a maximum depth of 2.4 metres to determine the soil horizons and soil types, grading, structure and permeability.Drainage factors such as the slope of the ground and position and nature of surface water drains should be ascertained. The draft also says that full-time and part-time users shall be determined in order to determine the capacity and size of the latrine.Importantly, these structures must be built on sites that are “well-drained” and above flood levels. They should also be constructed at a safe distance away from water sources. In fact, it has been proposed that they be built at least 0.6 metres above the mean water table level. The latrine should be at least 30 metres away from wells and springs.“Other information that should be taken into account in the design [of] VIP latrine includes: the position and nature of outfall ditches and small streams; the position of any boreholes, wells, or spring,” GNBS said.Additionally, it is proposed that before works commence to construct the latrine, plans of the proposed sanitation facility may be prescribed by the relevant Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) or Town Council.In the past Guyana has experienced flooding which led to several diseases such as leptospirosis. A person becomes infected when they come into contact with filthy water, contaminated by urine and other waste.last_img read more

Hearing date set 7 days before constitutionally due elections deadline

first_imgNo-confidence Motion appealsJust mere days before the constitutional due March 19, 2019 elections deadline, the Court of Appeal is set to commence hearing of appeals filed against the High Court judgements on the No-confidence Motion.The Full Bench of the Court of Appeal on Friday held a case management session following which dates were set for the hearing of appeals cases. The cases were heard by acting Chancellor Yonette Cummings-Edwards, Justice Rishi Persaud and Justice Dawn Gregory.On March 12, the court will commence hearing the appeals filed by Attorney General Basil Williams against acting Chief Justice Roxane George – judgements on the case relating to the 33 against 34 majority votes that was used to pass the No-confidence Motion on December 21, 2018 and on Christopher Ram’s application to validate the successful passage of the motion and have Government resign and call elections.The Chief Justice on January 31, 2019 had upheld both cases, ruling that the no-confidence vote was validly passed and that Cabinet should have resigned. However, Williams in his appeals is claiming that the Chief Justice made an error in both of these rulings.As such, the March 12 hearing is for consideration of submissions by the parties, which also includes the Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo; Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland; and APNU representative Joseph Harmon.On the other hand, the records of appeal in relation to the case filed by Government supporter, Compton Reid, who had unsuccessfully challenged the vote of former AFC parliamentarian Charrandas Persaud based on his dual citizen status, is not yet ready. But it is expected to be ready in time to be heard alongside the other appeal cases.“Hopefully we can fit it in the timeframe so that that matter is not left out [the other hearings] because the issues are very related if not identical, and they were all heard and determined together [in the High Court] in any event and it would be ideal if we can get them to be heard again at the appellate stage,” Attorney Anil Nandlall, who is representing the Opposition Leader, explained to reporters.However, these appeal cases will come up mere days before the March 19, constitutionally due elections deadline.The December 21, 2018 passage of the No-confidence Motion gave effect to Articles 106 (6) and 106 (7) of the Constitution which states, respectively: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence” and “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”However, after weeks of what was described as a deliberate delay on its preparedness, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) last week informed President David Granger that it cannot hold elections before the constitutional deadline.This comes almost two months after Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, along with stakeholders, has been calling on President Granger to set a date for General and Regional Elections.GECOM had previously claimed that it can only commence preparations for elections after a date is set by the President.Earlier this week, President Granger, without setting a date for the hosting of polls, ordered GECOM to prepare for elections while also asking for consultations with the elections body as well as with the Opposition Leader on the way forward.However, Jagdeo has since indicated that he would only meet with the Head of State if a date for elections is set on the agenda. Minister of State Joseph Harmon in a letter to the Opposition Leader, on behalf of the President, said the agenda of the meeting fixed for Wednesday coming includes matters relating to “the National Assembly’s constitutional role in the current situation” and “the Guyana Elections Commission’s readiness and requirement for funding to enable it to conduct General and Regional Elections.”last_img read more

O’Neil opens 2007 with milestone win

first_img“I forgot all about it. The kids reminded me,” O’Neil said. “It was pretty cool.” James Dorsey struck out six batters in four innings to earn the victory. Trevor Costin was 3 for 5 with three runs and two RBI and Jeff Fisher was 3 for 4 with an RBI. The Lancers continue tournament play against Artesia today. Wilson 10, Marina 1 Senior southpaw Elliot Glynn pitched five solid innings to earn the victory, striking out six and he also helped himself out at the plate, going 3 for 5 with four RBI as the Bruins defeated the Vikings at the Loara Tournament. Senior shortstop Ryan Dent also had a good day, going 3 for 3 with a triple and four runs scored. Wilson plays at Downey 11 a.m. today in the second round. Victory No. 500 for Spud O’Neil at Lakewood High was over almost before it started. The Lancers, the defending CIF Southern Section Division I champs, scored six times in the first inning and cruised to a 12-0 victory over J.W. North on Friday on the first day of the Loara Tournament. That gave O’Neil his milestone victory in the first game of his 24th season at Lakewood. center_img Valley Christian 10, Garfield 0 Senior Josh Kubinski threw four shutout innings to earn the win, and also went 3 for 4, including a triple and home run, along with three runs scored and a stolen base to lead the Crusaders (1-0) in their season opener. El Dorado 6, Millikan 0 The Rams managed just three hits in a season-opening loss at the Loara Tournament. Jonathan Singleton and Cameron Sadler each had a double for Millikan. The Rams play Loara at 11 a.m. today. Artesia 8, Anaheim 3 Senior right-hander Derek Chung pitched a complete game and Ismael Malvaez went 4 for 5 with three runs scored and two RBI to lead the Pioneers to a win at the Loara Tournament. Luis Candelas also went 2 for 3 with an RBI for Artesia. Downey 7, La Mirada 6 Junior third baseman Marcelo Lopez went 3 for 4 with a home run and two runs scored and junior shortstop Greg Hamrock finished 2 for 3 with two RBI as the Vikings defeated the Matadores at the Loara Tournament. Poly 17, Lynwood 6 (5 inn.) The Jackrabbits scored 10 times in the second inning at the El Segundo Tournament. Brent Tani want 3 for 4 with a solo home run and two RBI and Nick Irving was 2 for 2 with two RBI. Davis Towne allowed two runs in four innings to earn the victory. Poly plays Venice today. Gahr 11, St. Paul 5 Junior right-hander Anthony Nunez pitched two innings in relief to earn the win and he also helped himself out at the plate, driving in three runs as the Gladiators defeated the Swordsmen in the first round of the El Segundo Tournament. Senior catcher A.J. Rodriguez also had two RBI for Gahr, which will host South Torrance 11 a.m. today. Carson 10, North Torrance 3 Senior center fielder Bruno Rodriguez was 3 for 4 with two runs scored and senior third baseman Eric Castaneda went 2 for 4 with two RBI and two runs scored to lead the Colts past the Saxons at the El Segundo Tournament. The win was Carson coach Mike Kline’s 200th career victory. Kline last coached the Colts in 2000 before taking the last six years off to spend more time with his family. Carson will host Hawthorne 6:30 p.m. tonight. Bellflower 4, Loyola 0 Senior shortstop Reggie Williams went 2 for 3 with an RBI and junior center fielder Anthony Gose went 3 for 4 with a run scored as the Buccaneers opened the season by beating the host Cubs at the El Segundo Tournament. Beverly Hills 7, Jordan 6 Junior shortstop Alfredo Lopez went 3 for 4 with a RBI, run scored and three stolen bases but it wasn’t enough as the Panthers lost their season-opener to the host Normans at the El Segundo Tournament. Los Alamitos 4, Loara 3 Jordan Tripp had two RBI and a stolen base for the Griffins at the Loara Tournament. Kurt Singer went 2 for 3. Cameron Tanseco struck out five batters in six innings to earn the victory. Paramount 5, Newport Harbor 4 Junior Eric Miranda drove in two-runs on a double in the seventh inning and Eduardo Magallon got the win in relief, striking out four in two innings of work as the Pirates defeated the Sailors at the Newport Elks Tournament. Culver City 8, Mary Star 7 Andrew Carbajal and Patrick Stoudt each had two hits and an RBI for the Stars at the Southern California Invitational. Mary Star plays Huntington Park at 11 a.m. today. Avalon 6, Brethren Christian 0 Ryan Hinkley pitched a complete-game one-hitter and was 3 for 3 with two RBI for the host Lancers in their season opener. Mario Jimenez added two hits and two RBI. The same teams play at 10 a.m. today. Narbonne 13, Bishop Montgomery 7 David Lepe was 3 for 3 with a double, triple, two RBI and two runs in a victory at the El Segundo Tournament. Carlos Avila added a solo home run in the first inning. Tony Bejarano allowed seven hits for the complete-game victory. The Gauchos continue tournament play against West Torrance today. Dominguez 10, Inglewood 2 Mark Huff pitched five strong innings, striking out five and Malachi Moore had two hits and five stolen bases to lead the Dons to an season-opening win over the visiting Sentinels. Softball Warren 13, Bellflower 2 The Bears, CIF finalists in Division IV last season, pounded 11 extra base hits en route to a nonleague victory over the host Bucs in the season opener for both teams. Yvette Bravo and Samantha Vaaulu each had four hits and Liz Javier was 3 for 5 with a pair of triples. Bravo scored three times and had three RBI while Vaaulu scored once and drove in four. Javier also scored three times and finished with two RBI. Kaci Keltner pitched 5 2/3 innings to earn the victory. She allowed four hits and struck out five. Cabrillo 7, St. Mary’s Academy 6 Ebony Smith laced an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh to lift the host Jaguars to a nonleague victory. Peninsula 11, Carson 8 Peninsula’s Jamie Perez hit a grand slam in the sixth inning to top the Colts (2-1) in nonleague play. Theresa Poni allowed eight hits in seven innings and took the loss. But she also went 3 for 4 with two RBI. Valentina Nabayan went 2 for 4 with a run and three RBI. Artesia 13, Workman 10 Senior shortstop Amanda Acord and senior center fielder Janet Gomez each hit home runs to lead the Pioneers past the host Lobos in a nonleague game. El Rancho 6, Valley Christian 0 Karla Pereira hit a solo home run in the second inning to help the Dons beat the visiting Crusaders in a nonleague game. Boys volleyball Mayfair went 5-1 in pool play at the Redondo Tournament and is in first place after one day. The Monsoons defeated Culver City 25-17, 25-15 and beat Palos Verdes 25-11, 25-22. Mayfair then split with Granada Hills, 25-22, 25-27. Mira Costa 3, St. John Bosco 0 The Braves were topped in their season opener, 25-15, 25-19, 25-19. 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

Fleetwood’s attendance better than City’s – whose PL ground is too big for them?

first_img 20 16. Crystal Palace’s average attendance: 24,703/ stadium capacity: 26,309 – 93.8 per cent full 20 20 6. Stoke’s average attendance: 27,483/ stadium capacity: 27,742 – 99.06 per cent full 20 20 1. West Ham’s average attendance: 34,930/ stadium capacity: 35,016 – 99.75 per cent full 4. Arsenal’s average attendance: 59,963/ stadium capacity: 60,355 – 99.35 per cent full 20 20 20 15. Everton’s average attendance: 38,163/ stadium capacity: 40,569 – 94.06 per cent full 17. Southampton’s average attendance: 30,399/ stadium capacity: 32,689 – 92.99 per cent full 13. Liverpool’s average attendance: 44,058/ stadium capacity: 45,362 – 97.12 per cent full 18. West Brom’s average attendance: 24,348/ stadium capacity: 26,768 – 90.95 per cent full 20 Numbers have been crunched and average attendances across the Premier League this season compared to club’s stadium capacities have been assessed to see which team comes close to a full house.In League One, it was revealed that Fleetwood Town have filled an incredible 98.7 per cent of their home so far, which is more than Man City, Tottenham and even title challengers Leicester.Elsewhere in Europe, Bayern Munich’s stadium is 100 per cent full (Average attendance 75,000/ stadium capacity 75,000), followed by Borussia Dortmund – 99.7 per cent (81,132/ 81,359) and Schalke – 98.7 per cent full (61,160/ 61,973).Over in Italy, Juventus lead the way and their stadium is 93 per cent full (38,355/ 41,254) followed by Frosinone – 75.5 per cent full (7,308/ 9,680) and Torino – 65.5 per cent full (18,445/ 28,140).And in Spain, Eibar’s stadium is 98.6 per cent full (6,215/ 6,300), with Real Madrid – 82.5 per cent (70,549/ 85,454) and Atletico Madrid at 82.5 per cent full (45,358/ 54,960).Information is from myvouchercodes.co.uk 20 12. Bournemouth’s average attendance: 11,183/ stadium capacity: 11,464 – 97.54 per cent full 20 20 20 19. Sunderland’s average attendance this season is 42,150 and their stadium capacity is 49,000 meaning the stadium has been 86 per cent full this season so far 20 20 2. Norwich’s average attendance: 27,030/ stadium capacity: 27,108 – 99.71 per cent full 10. Leicester’s average attendance: 32,013/ stadium capacity: 32,500 – 98.5 per cent full 8. Swansea’s average attendance: 20,660/ stadium capacity: 20,937 – 98.67 per cent full 20 14. Newcastle’s average attendance: 49,325/ stadium capacity: 52,404 – 94.12 per cent full 20 20 11. Watford’s average attendance: 20,498/ stadium capacity: 20,910 – 98.02 per cent full 9. Tottenham’s average attendance: 35,733/ stadium capacity: 36,240 – 98.60 per cent full 20 3. Man United’s average attendance: 75,335/ stadium capacity: 75,731 – 99.47 per cent full 7. Man City’s average attendance: 54,000/ stadium capacity: 54,693 – 98.73 per cent full 5. Chelsea’s average attendance: 41,517/ stadium capacity: 41,841 – 99.22 per cent full 20. Aston Villa’s average attendance is 34,846 and Villa Park’s capacity is 42,788 meaning it has been 81.4 per cent full this season – the lowest in the Premier League so click the arrow above, right, to see which club comes closest to a full house! – Numbers have been crunched and average attendances across the Premier League this season have been compared to their stadium’s capacity in order to see how many clubs have full houses. Villa fans have stayed away this season funnily enough… 20last_img read more