Courtesy of track and field athlete mentor and considerably more, Hugh Scott, Foster’s Fairplay was invited to support a fund-raising. The idea was to stir the pot on assistance for the Cameron Blazers Track Club. Those associated with the sport will recognise Scott, a Calabar Old Boy, as someone who works behind the scenes to give nurture and sustenance to a project in which he believes. Without his permission, this journalist will say no more. Suffice to add that, from personal experience, his passion and commitment have mushroomed to give recognition and reward, which have proven to be of inestimable value to young athletes. Cameron Blazers, the relatively new track and field learning institution, is founded and administered by 1983 Helsinki 400m World champion, Bertland Cameron. It was the inaugural staging of the prestigious event. Of those privileged to be listening to the BBC commentary, who can forget mention of “the boy from Spanish Town”, so described one is sure with no intention or desire to demean or disrespect. It was a moment of pride for Jamaica in an era where the ground work was just being laid for the multiple medal scenario that popped out at us, come Beijing 2008 and the (Usain) Bolt and Shelly (Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce) factor. The following year came the Los Angeles Olympics. Expectations ran high. Cameron was at the top of the world in the 400m. In the semi-finals, he stormed out to settle a verbal and mental battle with the United States’ number two man, Antonio McKay, who was talking up a storm about his pending encounter with our boy Bert. Popular feeling is that the focus on the blabbermouth, McKay, led to that extra effort on the backstretch, result a pulled hamstring mid race and what should have been an end to his Olympics. Vividly recalled, is the shout coming from a friend and freight forwarder, Delroy, at whose home in Florida the race was being watched: “He is coming back for them!” Bert was fourth and qualified injury and all for the final two days later. The pain and disappointment of not being able to take his lane and repeat the previous year’s gold medal performance still lingers for some. They form the basis of the wish for him to put his imprint on an event where the world has witnessed and welcomed his immense talent as a performer. With all that history and the potent support in his corner, the former national record holder (44.50 at the 1988 Seoul Olympics) will have his challenges. He has had his comeuppance with detractors, which has been part of the politics of the sport. He is blessed to have in his camp a number of athletes who have already signalled their one-lap value on the global scene. TO THE NEXT LEVEL Coming to mind are Jermaine Gonzales, (national record holder from 2010 with 44.40); Javere Bell, national champion in 2013, 45.00); Jaheel Hyde, still a junior with a 400m hurdles personal best of 49.01 and reigning champion at that event and 110m hurdles at the World Junior Championships and Youth Olympics, respectively. There is also Rosemarie Whyte-Robinson, the 2008 national champion with a then career best of 50.05. Osaka World Championship 200m finalist, Marvin Anderson, now turned coach and administrator, will adapt to the crucial role as manager of the club’s talent. After a stint with the Racers Track Club, Bert is now steering his own ship. This must be the engine he needs to drive his own coaching future. Even with the tools he has already assembled, a lot more is required. There is a template of the ultimate in success established by his former employers, led by the inimitable Glen Mills and their counterparts down the road, in Stephen Francis’ MVP. They did not attain their current lofty perch without strong financial backing. Foster’s Fairplay reaches out to Corporate Jamaica and Cameron’s St Jago High School family, especially the super-active overseas-based chapters, to afford the platform that the Blazers need to move their effort to the next level. Jamaica has blazed the trail in this event, starting with the Helsinki Olympics quartet of Arthur Wint, Les Laing, Herb McKenley and George Rhoden in 1952. If anyone is capable of bringing the country back to that level, Bert Cameron surely can. – For Feedback: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
NLEX guard Kiefer Ravena. photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Kiefer Ravena is going to be missing a lot when the PBA unfurls its 44th season on Sunday.Not only will Ravena be missing the opening festivities for the first time since joining the league, he will also won’t be able to share the floor his girlfriend Alyssa Valdez, who will be parading as muse for the NLEX Road Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT The Philippine Arena will host the PBA’s first game day this season.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ More S. Korean skaters come forward with sexual abuse allegations Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ravena almost a year into his 18-month Fiba-mandated suspension for testing positive for banned substances in February 2018 following Gilas Pilipinas’ win over Japan in the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.His ban, which extended to his club team duties, will end on August 24, 2019.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Missing this year’s PBA opening especially with Alyssa Valdez as our muse. I’ll be back out there in no time,” said Ravena in a tweet.Missing this year’s #PBAOpening especially with @AlyssaValdez2 as our muse. Ill be back out there in no time 🙏🏽💪🏽— Kiefer Ravena (@kieferravena) January 9, 2019Instead, his longtime sweetheart and volleyball superstar Valdez will be walking with the Road Warriors, who are eyeing their first finals appearance this year, in the opener.ADVERTISEMENT Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES View comments
Dear Editor,On Monday, Apache Corporation’s share price plummeted after the company released a “vague” update on the results of its exploration well in Block 58 offshore Suriname. The American company’s investors and Surinamese alike had been watching for results like hawks, praying for success like that we have seen here in Guyana. Instead, they received an unenthusiastic commitment by Apache to continue drilling deeper in hopes of a find.I hope that the silver lining of this failure is that it will serve as a wakeup call for Guyana. 16 discoveries on, it seems that many have lost sight of the fact that our successes are the exception rather than the rule. On paper, Suriname’s prospects for offshore discoveries should be just as good as ours. Their blocks are part of the same Guyana-Suriname Basin that is home to ours. Apache’s Block 58 is next to our massively successful Stabroek block. An arbitrary border separates them but geologically, they are much the same. The failed well shows that exploration in the basin is not always a sure thing.To pick up on President Granger’s earlier comments, these results should be sobering for “oil drunk” Guyanese. There has been too little progress since the initial discovery nearly five years ago. First oil is around the corner, yet, our Government and institutions are scrambling to put frameworks in place to manage the revenues. There is still no plan for how and where we will reinvest the windfall to help combat the infamous resource curse. Fortunately, there will be some delay between first oil and first revenues, giving us some time to improve matters.Meanwhile, some aggressively call for Guyana to halt approvals for production, force oil companies to the bargaining table and reopen contracts. Now, let me say clearly that I have no doubt that Guyana should and could have negotiated better terms amid the euphoria of 2015 and 2016. But what is done it done, and any fool will realise renegotiating internationally recognised contracts will require significant leverage. Our success is indeed impressive but as news from Suriname shows, the basin is far from “de-risked” and as of this moment, we are not due to produce oil in any meaningful quantity until the mid-2020s.Moderation and temperance must rule the day. There is a careful and difficult balance to be struck between maintaining our oil industry’s momentum and ensuring that we achieve maximum benefits for the Guyanese people. It is imperative that we make real progress on the Sovereign Wealth Fund and spending priorities, be it infrastructure, education or healthcare. Let us carefully examine political manifestos and pronouncements in coming months and ensure that our Government is up to the challenge.Sincerely,Patrick Davis
A Crabwood Creek, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) saw miller has invested millions of dollars to assist residents of Hururu Village along the Berbice River in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).Ameer BacchusA mortuary is among the projects built by the businessman for the community.The mortuary was handed over to the village council. According to saw miller Ameer Bacchus, this will see the phasing out of the old village practice of having to dig a hole in the ground into which the deceased and ice were placed until the funeral.The $4.5 million mortuary will also benefit the neighbouring villages of Aroaima, Wikki-Culcuni, Tacama, Ituni, and Waruni and many other villages along the Upper Berbice River.According to Bacchus, the nearest mortuary is situated at Kwakwani, which is some distance away.He said electricity was provided to the facility but while it does not have a freezer, facilities are in place to preserve the bodies until the families decide on the final resting place.Hururu has 700 residents. It is the community to where Bacchus brings out his logs to ship them down river.The Hururu Village MortuaryBacchus said the initiative was part of his social responsibility to the people of Hururu Village since he has a logging concession in the community and has invested millions of dollars as well as offered employment to persons there.According to the businessman, he has also invested in ensuring that the children and adults are educated and has donated books to the village library also.In addition, three bridges have also been constructed by Bacchus in the area to benefit schoolchildren.“Last month, I build three bridges in the Village to assist with crossing over the creeks. The ones that they had had been destroyed and crossing was very difficult and during the rainy season some children could not get to school,” Bacchus told Guyana Times during a visit to the area.“It was bad for the children going to school. They have all kind of things to cross. This one was not here; I know they are glad for that. The two that he build over there were really bad; anything could have fallen down,” 84-year-old Edmund Mittelholzer, a resident of Hururu, told this newspaper.Another resident, Hansul Vandenburg said that Bacchus has contributed immensely to the village and it was good to see people fulfilling their social responsibility.Bacchus, however, said that he was happy to give back to the community and has indicated that his next undertaking would be to build a church for the community. (Andrew Carmichael)
Extradition proceedings began on Tuesday for a former member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), who is wanted by the United States for cocaine trafficking.Shawn Neblett, of Community Lane, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was on Tuesday hauled before Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, where the formal proceedings for extradition begun.Ex-cop Shawn NeblettNeblett was recently nabbed by local law enforcement officials as he was attempting to flee to neighbouring Suriname.During the court proceedings, a representative of the US Government, Stacy Gooding, told the court that proceedings have commenced for the wanted man in the United States. She submitted that Neblett should be remanded to prison until the extradition process is completed.On Tuesday, Neblett told the court he was travelling legally to Suriname and had no knowledge that he was blacklisted until he was nabbed by immigration authorities. He denied he was trying to flee the country. However, Magistrate McGusty upheld Gooding’s submissions and remanded Neblett to prison. The case will continue on June 6, 2019.According to reports, Neblett is wanted for his role in the trafficking of 4178 grams of cocaine, which was found at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, East Bank Demerara (EBD) on January 24, 2017. The drug was found in four parcels hidden in a suitcase.The recent successful extradition of US fugitive Troy Thomas has paved the way for similar procedures for criminals hiding in Guyana.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan recently warned that fugitives would no longer be able to hide in Guyana after committing crimes abroad. He told the media at a recent press conference that more persons were expected to be extradited in the near future to face charges for crimes they committed in other countries.Last week, US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch told the media that her country would continue to partner with Guyana on the security front.“… US and Guyanese security collaboration made history as we worked together on the highly successful extradition of alleged murderer Troy Thomas; the first extradition to the US in well over a decade. We will continue to partner on the governance front to adhere to the rule of law and to strengthen institutions, both governmental and non-governmental to become more transparent and accountable,” the Ambassador said.Thomas fled to Guyana after allegedly killing Keith Frank, 20, a Guyanese, on December 11, 2011, at Richmond Hill, New York. He has also been accused of inflicting injuries upon Dr Katherine Maloney.Since 2012, authorities in the US had issued a wanted bulletin for the murder suspect. In 2018, the US Attorney General and the US Secretary of State sent an extradition request to the Guyana Government.As a result of the request, Thomas was apprehended by the GPF last year and was kept in custody at the Lusignan Prison. However, a legal battle ensued after Thomas claimed that he was in fact Marvin Williams and not Troy Thomas. After a year of legal proceedings, High Court Judge, Justice Navindra Singh ruled on April 4, 2019, that there was sufficient evidence against Thomas to warrant his extradition to the US.After being taken back to the US, Thomas was charged with second-degree murder.
Wanjala Kepha (Front) of South B United Shield off the ball from Kavaya Bramwel (Back) of Jericho All Stars during the Safaricom Chapa Dimba Nairobi region finals held at Goan Institute, South B United won 2-1.Fabio Otieno sent Jericho United ahead in the 27th minute before Alvin Kuka leveled for South B United in the 33rd minute.Meshack Omondi was the hero after scoring the winner for the Starehe based team in the 74th minute.“The game was tough, but our team stayed focused. We came from a goal down to beat our opponents. Our main aim is to win national trophy and we will give it our best. We are glad because our struggles have borne fruits,” Enock Wanyama from South B United, who was named the boys MVP, said.-Girls competition-Acakoro Ladies celebrate their win with the Safaricom Chapa Dimba trophy held at Goan Institute.In the corresponding girls’ finals, Acakoro Ladies from Kasarani emerged victorious after beating Carolina For Kibera FC 5- 4 on post-match penalties after the game ended 1-1 in normal time.Catherine Awuor gave Acakoro Ladies the lead in the 15th minute before Pauline Nyanduko scored the equalizer in the second half.“We are delighted that we have the ticket for the national finals. The game was very entertaining and played very responsibly by both teams. The team is greatly motivated as they have won cash prizes and other prizes. We look forward to finals with an aim of bringing the trophy to Nairobi,” Acakoro Ladies coach Pauline Awuor, stated.Acakoro Ladies and Jericho All-Stars received a cash reward of Sh200,000 each and will now represent Nairobi region in the national finals scheduled for June at Kinoru Stadium, Meru County.Kanana Queen (L) of Carolina for Kibera controls the ball from Ceolia Yvone (R) of Acacoro Blues during the Safaricom Chapa Dimba Nairobi region finals held at Goan Institute, Acacoro Blues won through Penalty kicks.The runners-up teams; Jericho All-Stars and Carolina For Kibera FC also pocketed Sh100,000 while the best players from the tournament also took home Sh30,000 each.South B United and Acakoro Ladies now join, Berlin FC from Wajir, Euronuts and Barcelona from Central region, Mombasa’s Shimanzi youth and Changamwe ladies, Kajiado’s Al Ahly and Kitale Queens from Rift Valley.Others are Bishop Njenga Girls and Lugari Blue Saints from Western, Manyatta Boys and Ndhiwa Queens from Nyanza as well as Super Solico and St Mary’s Ndovea from Eastern for the national finals set for June this year.At the grand finale, the winning boys’ and girls’ teams will each walk away with Sh1 million shillings in prize money.An All-star team has been selected from the eight regional finals and will attend a training camp in Spain in May during which they will play against local youth sides.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000South B United players celebrate their win with the Safaricom Chapa Dimba trophy held at Goan Institute, South B United won 2-1.NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 28 – The final leg of the 2019 Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom was concluded with the Nairobi region where Acakoro Ladies from Kasarani and South B United from Starehe were crowned the girls and boys champions on Sunday.South B United lifted the boys title after edging out Jericho All-Stars from Makadara 2-1 in the final played at the Goan Gymkhana grounds in Pangani.
Manuel Pellegrini should have dropped Vincent Kompany a month ago, according to Guardian sports journalist Jamie Jackson.Manchester City’s captain was left on the bench for the 2-0 home win over Leicester City on Wednesday night, where goals from David Silva and James Milner kept the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea.His omission came after costly mistakes against Barcelona and Liverpool, and Jackson says he can have no complaints about losing his place.He told Hawksbee and Jacobs: “I think Vincent Kompany has had this coming to him for a while, in fact Manuel Pellegrini could have done it earlier. He’s a big boy and he’s professional and a leader of the team and it’s all about how he has handled that, but I think it’s a smart move.“But to be honest I think it’s probably a bit too late because Kompany has cost them crucial points, as we’re now seeing in the title race. I think in the Arsenal game, for example, he was culpable for the penalty they scored where he gave the ball away in midfield and then gave away the penalty. So with the greatest respect to Vincent Kompany, I think he’s been lucky not to have been dropped before.But Jackson is backing Kompany to come back stronger, adding: “He’s off the pace mentally, not so much as physically and that’s what’s causing the lack of confidence.“He’s not quite getting there or if he is getting there he’s making a bit of a hash of the situation. No one likes to see it of course, he’s a very, very good player and it is nowhere near the end for him. He’s a very important factor in that team and he’ll come back stronger for it, a bit like Joe Hart has done.”
Claudio Ranieri, pictured here with the Premier League trophy on Saturday 1 Claudio Ranieri loved every moment of the fitting end to Leicester’s ‘magic season’ – revelry that continued into the press conference as Kasper Schmeichel and Christian Fuchs soaked their manager in champagne.Nine months since starting the season as relegation candidates and a 5,000-1 shot for the title, captain Wes Morgan lifted the Premier League trophy to a background of fireworks and cheers at the King Power Stadium.Nobody could have foreseen the Foxes winning their first-ever league title in this money-dominated era, yet their spirit, determination and skill saw them triumph with two matches to spare.The players, like City’s fans, showed no hangover from the celebrations that have been ongoing since Tottenham drew at Chelsea on Monday, with Jamie Vardy netting either side of fans’ favourite Andy King in a 3-1 win against Everton.The party now rolls onto Chelsea and a title parade on May 16, with Ranieri overwhelmed by a memorable afternoon that included world-famous tenor Andrea Bocelli’s singing next to the Leicester boss before kick-off.“It felt good,” Ranieri said at the end of a memorable day. “It was amazing. I tried to be strong without emotion, so I live better the moment.“It was amazing when the maestro Andrea Bocelli sung ‘Nessun Dorma’…”At that point a cork was popped, with goalkeeper Schmeichel and full-back Fuchs running into the press conference with the Premier League trophy, covering their manager with champagne.“Tomorrow, training session,” Ranieri said, laughing. “Bad lads.”After a delay in which he attempted to dry himself, he began speaking about Bocelli again and the day as a whole.“The emotion was at the top but it was fantastic,” Ranieri said.“Andrea when he called me and said ‘I want to come there, there is something magic in Leicester’. He chose this day and it was brilliant.“I want to say thank you to all our fans. In the bad moment, like when we were losing 2-0, they helped us so back so many times, at home, away. Without them it was very, very difficult now to get this trophy.“And, of course, the more important person: the owner. Without the owner, that wasn’t possible, that ambition.”Ranieri has no wild celebration planned on Saturday – “when I was young, I think no more than 10 times I went to the disco” – apart from a little party at the King Power Stadium with the chairman and families.After that, he will go home to bed and “restart” ahead of the season finale at Chelsea – a phrase repeated when it came to next season.“I don’t know next season what happens because this has been a magic season, but you imagine if Leicester start well again – oof, what happens? I don’t know,” Ranieri said.“Now, let me think only of this last match, let me go to the sea, recharge my batteries and we restart next season with the same ambition, with the same humility, with the same feeling.
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A PAEDOPHILE who abused three child relatives over a four year period in a sickening series of attacks paid his young victims to keep quiet.The man, 23, who cannot be named for legal reasons, sexually abused his brother and two cousins, one of them a girl aged just eight.Garda Sgt Joe Keeley told Letterkenny Circuit Court in Co Donegal the offences came to light in February 2011 when a cousin using the man’s mobile phone saw explicit texts in his ‘sent message’ box. The officer said the alarm was raised, social services were informed and Gardai called into investigate.The man’s 11-year-old cousin was subsequently interviewed by specially-trained officers and he had spoken about weekly sex attacks, followed by payments of €30 or €40 and threats if he told anyone.The victim’s eight-year-old sister – the girl who was abused four years earlier – also told of sickening sexual assaults which she had been enduring in 2011.Sgt Keeley said the man bought the girl an ice lolly before assaulting her and threatened to hit her if she told anyone.The paedophile’s brother revealed he had been sexually assaulted, but the abuse had stopped when he had turned 10.The accused claimed in interviews that his eight-year-old cousin “knew all about sex.”Desmond Murphy, SC, defending, told Judge John O’Hagan “The HSE was informed and the defendant was sent to Roscommon for a course but because of cutbacks in funding, he fell through the cracks.”The accused, he said, would then go on to carry out further abuse of not just the girl, but the two boys as well between July 2007 and February 2011.He said the paedophile had no moral guidelines and even said he was “evil.”“The banality of evil took over – once he committed one assault, the rest followed,” said Mr Murphy.Since being caught he had lived a simple life watching soap operas and following his favorite team, Man Utd, on television.Judge O’Hagan said the accused had “stolen the innocence” of his victims and was a menace to society.“He’s got something in his genes that if he can groom somebody he will do that,” said the judge.Mr Murphy said his client would not survive in prison because of his youthful looks.“He is a menace to his family and he could be a menace to society. He is 23 but he looks 12.”The Judge jailed him for five years on each of the 25 counts, suspending the last two years of the concurrent sentence and ordered him to be kept on the sex offenders register indefinitely.DONEGAL PAEDOPHILE PAID HIS RELATIVES TO STAY SILENT OVER ABUSE was last modified: November 7th, 2013 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:23donegalpaedophilevictims