Attack-minded midfielder Joel ‘Jobi’ McAnuff, who missed an easy scoring chance for the Reggae Boyz in their 1-1 draw with Costa Rica at the National Stadium on Friday night, says he wants to make amends in their return CONCACAF semi-final round World Cup Qualifier in San Jose on Tuesday.The England-based McAnuff, one of the most influential players for Jamaica, especially in the first 45 minutes of Friday’s game, collected a fine defence-splitting pass, but sent his shot high and failed to trouble the Costa Rica goalkeeper.little disappointed”Yeah, I just probably tried to put a little bit too much power into it rather than placing it and I am a little disappointed that I did not put that into the back of goal,” he told journalists after the game.McAnuff, however, stressed that everyone gave 100 per cent during the game and the Reggae Boyz had chances to win the game.”We played them (Costa Rica) in the Gold Cup and we should have won that as well. We need to turn the ‘should haves’ into wins, and we believe we can do that,” he said.Historically, Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz have it all to do in San Jose as they have never beaten Costa Rica at home, but McAnuff said they will fight to win on Tuesday.”The group is getting stronger and we responded well to the goal on Friday. Maybe, in years gone by, we would have gone under and lost the game, but we held on and really made sure we were playing up in their half towards the end.”We are going to be right there to the end and get the points we need,” he stressed.Jamaica are third in the four-team group with four points. Costa Rica lead with seven while Panama, also on four points, are ahead of Jamaica on goal difference. Haiti are at the bottom of the group on a point. Only the top two teams will advance to the final round.
View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Kings dropped 35 points in the first quarter—with Brownlee shooting 18—to lead by 15 at the start of the second.They opened the second half with a 19-point lead that the Beermen spent the rest of the last two quarters trying to overhaul.San Miguel didn’t even come close to doing that as Ginebra led by as much as 39 using its shock troopers.The Gin Kings will go for a 2-0 lead at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, also at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Conference awardsADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Meanwhile, SMB’s 6-foot-10 ace June Mar Fajardo is set to win a record seventh Best Player of the Conference award before Game 4 on Friday next week.Fajardo has a 39.12 Statistical Points average after the semifinals, more than three SPs ahead of GlobalPort’s Stanley Pringle (36.08).In the Best Import race, Brownlee (54.46) and San Miguel counterpart Renaldo Balkman (51.0) finished 1-2. Votes from the players and covering media will decide the winner.NCAA basketballIn the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball, Letran trounced Jose Rizal University, 74-58, at Filoil Flying V Centre for its second straight win. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Using a strong start and a sustained effort the rest of the way, the Gin Kings blew the defending champion Beermen off the floor and scored a 127-99 victory in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup title series opener on Friday, belying pre-tournament talks about the best-of-seven battle being close.And that’s what worries Cone the most.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’“We stirred the beehive and they (Beermen) will stick it to us in Game 2,” said Cone, who got 42 points from import Justin Brownlee and twin digits from four locals in the unexpected rout.“It was one of those nights when we had it and they didn’t,” Cone went on. “We didn’t win the series yet, but we got Game 1 and that’s important. We are expecting a real forceful game from them in Game 2.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? PBA regrets Asian Games pullout 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone brushed their Game 1 win aside as “one of those nights” and will spend the one-day break planning for a fightback by San Miguel Beer.ADVERTISEMENT
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Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra WATCH: Next Manny? Pacquiao’s eldest son Jimuel shows off boxing chops Dave “Doberman” Apolinario vs Romshane Sarguilla. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Flyweight prospect Dave “Doberman” Apolinario made target practice out of compatriot Romshane Sarguilla Saturday at the start of main bouts of ESPN5’s fight card at Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay City.Apolinario was relentless yet careful and was never in trouble throughout the fight.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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’ The 20-year-old Apolinario cruised to a unanimous decision with two of the judges scoring it, 79-72, and the other, 80-71.The Sarangani native improved his undefeated record to 10-0 with six knockouts while dealing Sarguilla his second loss against seven wins.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsApolinario attacked with precision while also making Sarquilla throw punches in the air.Saquilla, to his credit, was tough-as-nails as he managed to go the full eight rounds despite all the punishment he took from Apolinario. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
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Following a week of reprieve from enraged Senators of the 53rd Legislature, embattled Health and Social Welfare Minister Dr. Walter Gwenigale is expected to face the Senate plenary today with his lawyer, to show reason why he should not be held in contempt by the Senate.The Senate’s decision last Tuesday to hold Dr. Gwenigale in contempt, came in a report by the Senate Committee on Health, submitted to plenary on October 15, 2014 in which he (Dr. Gwenigale) is allegedly accusing the Liberian Senate of being supportive of the strike action by health workers.The health workers were threatening for the third time in one year to go on strike, in demand for the reinstatement of their dismissed president Joseph Tamba, and secretary general George Williams.The Senate Committee on Health was meeting with Minister Gwenigale to enquire why he had refused to reinstate the two leaders.The Health Minister’s outbursts during the meeting with the committee on Health, headed by Senator Peter Coleman as contained in the report to plenary, did not go down well with the lawmakers, who immediately ordered the Secretary of the Senate to write and invite Minister Gwenigale to face the Senate plenary.However, after receiving the citation and waiting in the Senate Cafeteria for the most part of the day, Dr. Gwenigale was finally summoned in the Chambers and informed that he was before the Senate to answer contempt charges, and reminded him that he was entitled to a lawyer if he so desired. His appearance was then postponed to afford him the chance to face the Senators along with his lawyer.But to the amazement of the lawmakers and the dozens that gathered in the Senate gallery to witness Dr. Gwenigale’s appearance, the Senate Secretary read a communication from the embattled Minister, informing the Senators his inability to appear, citing poor health.In that communication to the Senate plenary dated October 17, 2014, Dr. Gwenigale said he was unable to appear as requested by the Honorable House of the Senate due to health reasons which could also not permit him to travel along with the President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf during her recent trip to Lofa County.“After my appearance before the Senate last Thursday, my blood pressure went up, and it is still up with mild headache. Appearing before you again tomorrow will further increase my pressure.Dr. Gwenigale’s letter continued: “I kindly request that you reschedule my reappearance to a time when my health condition has improved. I thank you for your understanding and cooperation…” After hours of debating the Doctor’s communication, a motion was proffered by Sinoe County Senator Nyenpan requesting that the communication from Dr. Gwenigale be received by the Liberian Senate, and that his request be granted to the effect that he appeared before the Senate on Tuesday (October 28, 2014), and that he brings along medical certificate indicating his state of health during the period of his illness.An authoritative source within the leadership of the Senate informed this newspaper yesterday that Dr. Gwenigale will make his long-awaited appearance before the plenary today.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
HEYS was launched in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) in October last yearAlmost four months have elapsed and Indigenous youths under the $977 million Hinterland Employment and Youth Service (HEYS) programme are yet to be given their stipend.Junior Indigenous People’s Affairs Minister, Valerie Garrido-Lowe explained that the delay in payment could be attributed to a number of issues, including the fact that it was a new initiative, which would therefore not be void of start-up hiccups. She, however, assured that payments would be made by next week.The beneficiaries are entitled to a monthly stipend of $30,000, but the payment plan stipulates that only $20,000 would be paid and at the end of the yearly programme, recipients would receive the remainder in bulk – $120,000.Exceptional graduates will also receive cash grants of $50,000 to be used as start-up capital for a business of their choice.During an interview with Guyana Times on Tuesday, the Minister explained that the programme was rolling out smoothly with the exception of a few minor obstacles.Cautious not to cast blame on anyone, she indicated that the administrative side of the programme was moving slower than anticipated.“Like all new programmes, this one has had some teething problems so we are behind time on certain matters. It is administrative within the HEYS Department… I don’t want to place blame on anyone so I prefer to say teething problems,” she stated.Garrido-Lowe also reminded that some areas were very remote and this may be a contributing factor in the delay of payments.Some 2000 young adults are benefitting from the HEYS programme which is spread across 106 hinterland communities to date.Six of the programmes, which were launched in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) in October last year, will soon be concluded and the students will graduate.The HEYS programme in other communities will wrap up at varying points next year.The Minister noted that the initiative presented a new opportunity for the young adults to learn a skill and better their chances of gaining employment.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said conditions surrounding the country’s recovery process have caused Liberians to fall far behind.Addressing the nation on the state of the economy on Wednesday May 28, President Sirleaf stated the difficulties in the recovery process have been a result of constraints on the part of government to prioritize everything at the same time.“Our continued post-conflict recovery process is of such that we must continue to do everything at the same time,” she said.The Liberian leader likened the post-conflict recovery process to driving an old bus while at the same time repairing its many deficient and dysfunctional parts.“As we know, for the past years our bus has been parked, some of the parts have gotten rusty, some are unusable, and many of our people were left stranded and abandoned on the sides of the road. From opportunity to morality, our children, and in many respects ourselves, have fallen too far behind,” President Sirleaf stated.This statement is, however, in sharp contrast with several comments made earlier that the country has now been placed on the right trajectory for economic growth and infrastructural development. Efforts have, however, been made to restore the country’s damage infrastructures, power, roads, ports and other facilities.The Liberian economy is reported to have been experiencing robust growth of seven percent annually for the past six years. There have been indications that this is the highest on the African continent during this period. But amidst the barrage of praises for the level at which the economy is reportedly growing, poverty continues to affect many citizens, as many producers are even unable to access the market with their products due to bad roads; the absence of affordable electricity has tightened profit margins for most businesses.Complaints continue to mount that the economy is not adequately impacting the lives of ordinary Liberians.Many have voiced their suspicions that these purported growth rates are unrealistic and only meant to boost the image of the country outside. At the same time, others argue that the attraction of about US$16 billion, which brings to the fore multinationals such as ArcelorMittal , China Union and others, are serving as backing to this “reality.”President Sirleaf even said the Liberian economy remains “fundamentally strong”, in the midst of hiking prices of commodities, a skyrocketing foreign exchange rate between the United States and Liberia dollars and a stressful banking sector. She blamed the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) for lack of coordination, which she said is the cause of most of the economy’s problems.She was quick to promise robust pending actions, however, to ensure that the economy is restored to its core standard.“This is why the engine is up and running, we must keep moving forward – determined to always give our collective best to close the gap between where we are and where we know we can be.”“This also is why all Liberians are right to be concerned that the engine of our bus must keep beating. This engine is the economy. To keep us moving forward, the economy must keep working by our people and for all our people,” she stressed.According to the President, the only way to open new doors of opportunity for Liberians is to expand the space for increased participation of Liberians, and to break down the walls of monopolies so that more people can continue to benefit from quality services at affordable prices.She indicated that in terms of national economies, no country is an island. “On our own, we cannot build all of our roads, pave all of our streets, rebuild all of our schools and hospitals, secure our borders, and make ourselves feel entirely safe. On our own, we cannot meet all of our needs. Certainly so, the government – indeed no government on the face of this earth – can employ all of its citizens.”President Sirleaf said this is why all Liberians have determined and agreed that by the year 2030, most of the population should have climbed up from poverty to prosperity.“It therefore means that each of us -– government and private sector, civil society and non-governmental organizations, legislators and judges, community leaders and the media, students and workers — each of us, without necessarily compromising the demands of our individual callings, continue to act in ways to ensure that more Liberians are able to work and earn a decent living,” she said.The Liberian leader furthered: “It means that more Liberians must not just wait for a government job but be empowered to own their own businesses and employ others. It means more Liberians must be able to pay their bills, send their children to school, care for their families, and travel if they desire, retire with dignity, and treat themselves with some of the nicer things that life has to offer.”“It means that our society must become one in which all Liberians – males and females, young and old, Christians and Muslims, abled and disabled – can all make it, if they are willing to try. Yes, this is possible.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– to reduce prevalence of cash transactions; promote more electronic paymentsAlmost 17 months after the passage of the National Payment System (NPS) Act, which seeks, among other things, to reduce the use of paper money in transactions, the Bank of Guyana is targeting the full rollout of the project by next year.Bank of GuyanaThis was revealed by Bank of Guyana Governor, Dr Gobind Ganga, during an interview with this publication. According to Ganga, the full rollout of the project will, of course, depend on a number of factors. But if all goes well, the groundwork should be completely laid by 2020.“We have been modernising our payment system. And that modernisation comes with a number of pieces. We have the legislation. That comes first. Then the infrastructure, the hardware and the software.”“So we’re in the process of procuring those through various consultants and providers. And that will make the payment system more efficient… let’s put it this way. Hopefully, sometime next year, depending on a number of other factors. But we’re looking at next year,” he said.A National Payment System (NPS) is a system that provides the economy with information communication technology (ICT) options for processing payments resulting from the many different types of economic transactions that take place daily. In other words, this includes e-payments, credit cards, and wire transfers.The Bank of Guyana (BoG) was tasked with leading the development and implementing a strategic approach to advancing the development of Guyana’s NPS by establishing the parameters to guide policy and set priorities.An important bill in principle, much contention nevertheless attended the National Payment System Bill when it was passed last year. Criticism had included concerns over the Bank of Guyana’s role as a regulator, and whether it had too much power.For instance, former Minister within the Ministry of Finance, Juan Edghill had expressed concern over parts of the bill that allowed the regulator to enter the premises of someone suspected of operating without a license and carry out searches. Edghill had urged the inclusion of stipulations that such searches can be carried out only after a warrant has been obtained.His successor in Government, Minister Jaipaul Sharma, had defended the bill in his presentation. For instance, Sharma noted that the Central Bank cannot revoke licences in a “willy-nilly” manner, but persons with grievances would instead be given time to defend their licences.Besides urging that the general public be educated about the new system, none of the Opposition entreaties found sympathetic ears on the Government side. The bill was eventually passed without any amendment.The Act describes electronic money as something representing cash that is “stored electronically, including magnetically or in any other tangible or intangible device such as a SIM card or a software; issued on receipt of funds of an amount not less in value than the monetary value issued for the purpose of making payment transactions; and accepted as a means of payment by persons other than the issuer”.Already, most of the major supermarkets allow customers to use ICT options when making payments, such as a customer using their debit card to conduct Point of Sale (POS) transactions. This is the case in several stores. The majority of stores, however, do not have this feature, considered a norm in developed countries.
0Shares0000Samir Nasri has been made to work on his fitness before returning to the first team group. PHOTO/DM.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 30 – Pep Guardiola says that despite Samir Nasri’s impressive pre-season performances, the midfielder is still likely to leave during the current transfer window.The Manchester City boss raised eyebrows when handing the France international a prominent role in the club’s pre-season preparations recently but stated that the player’s future is in his own hands. Guardiola was reportedly keen on retaining Nasri’s services ahead of his first season in charge at the Etihad, last term, but the player pushed for a loan spell to La Liga side Sevilla, a move that Guardiola clearly had a negative interpretation of.“He knows the situation,” Guardiola told reporters. “We have a lot of midfield players, so we’re going to see.“It is like [Eliaquim] Mangala. That’s a decision they have to take with their managers, but we take care of them when they are here, just like we take care of every player, from Brahim Diaz to Vincent Kompany.“The past isn’t important, it is all about tomorrow.“We wanted to keep [Nasri] last pre-season but he decided to go to Sevilla and I like to work with the guys who want to work with us,” Guardiola added.The City boss was far more forthcoming with information on the future of Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho, who has been strongly linked with a move to Leicester City in recent weeks.“I think Kelechi is going to leave, for Leicester,” he said. “I think so, but I don’t want to say something wrong. We will see. If it doesn’t happen, he will be part of the group.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)