BITTER rivals Portsmouth and Southampton were drawn together in the pick of the Carabao Cup third round draw.The South Coast clubs, who share a passion for hating each other, haven’t played each other since April 2012.1Credit: Rex FeaturesLeague One Rochdale got a dream draw in the Carabao Cup third round – heading to Old Trafford to face Manchester United.The Greater Manchester club beat Carlisle United on Tuesday to have their name in the hat.As the Premier League’s big clubs entered the competition, both Arsenal (who face Nottingham Forest) and Chelsea (Grimsby or Macclesfield) got home ties.Tottenham Hotspur travel to Colchester United, Liverpool face MK Dons away from home and there’s another Greater Manchester derby between Preston North End and Man City.The only all Premier League clash sees Brighton host Aston Villa.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himFull third round drawArsenal vs Nottingham ForestBrighton & Hove Albion vs Aston VillaBurton Albion vs BournemouthChelsea vs Grimsby Town or Macclesfield TownColchester United vs Tottenham HotspurCrawley Town vs Stoke CityLuton Town vs Leicester CityManchester United vs RochdaleMK Dons vs LiverpoolOxford United vs West Ham UnitedPortsmouth vs SouthamptonPreston North End vs Manchester CitySheffield United vs SunderlandSheffield Wednesday vs EvertonWatford vs Swansea CirtyWolverhampton Wanderers vs Reading
Rayo Majadahonda has reached an agreement with the representative of his coach, Julián Calero, to end the adventure of the coach in the team majariego after the bad results harvested since the start of this 2020. A single victory and two draws, is the poor baggage in the last eight days of the domestic championship that the Madrid team is placed six points from the last position of the promotion zone for promotion to LaLiga Smatbank, great goal of the season, have made the technical goodbye rush. On Monday afternoon, the sports management of the team and the captains, and the representative of Calero, were gathered and it was yesterday when the final decision was made. Both club and coach have had no trouble reaching an agreement, since both considered that the best thing for the team was to change of air to be able to fight until the end for the fourth position. The club, grateful to the coach, had words of thanks for the work done on the team: “we want to convey all our thanks and respect for the work done during all this time and wish him the greatest number of victories in his future, both personally and professionally. “After the technician’s farewell, Rayo Majadahonda confirms that he will take over the Manual Alcazar team on an interim basis, until now responsible for the quarry, minimum until Sunday’s game that faces the Madrid team to Melilla. With this decision the club tries to change the course of the team to try to be in the top four at the end of the season to fight for promotion.
Rosario caught fire early as he helped TNT grab a 16-3. The KaTropa led as high as 16, 34-18, in the first half.Niño Canaleta tried to be the spark for Meralco, getting the Bolts to within five early in the third frame, but usual starters Roger Pogoy and Jayson Castro restored order for the KaTropa.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 folkRR Garcia chipped in 18 markers and eight assists, while Pogoy and Castro were still as equally deadly off the bench as they combined for 27 points and eight rebounds.TNT shot 18-of-40 from downtown. TNT coach Nash Racela, however, isn’t celebrating the win as much knowing that the KaTropa did what they were supposed to do against the undermanned Bolts crew.“We knew going to this game that Meralco was undermanned. We knew that they lacked the people going to this game today so our mentality was to take advantage of that. From start to end, we’re able to do that and our level of intensity was consistent,” he said.Meralco was still missing the services of injured forwards Ranidel de Ocampo and Cliff Hodge for the game.Leaving much of the load on Baser Amer’s shoulders and the guard delivered with 20 points, six rebounds, and six assists in the loss.Jared Dillinger came off the bench and got 14 markers, five boards, and two dimes, while Canaleta had 11 points, five rebounds, and three assists.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — TNT rode on its blistering start behind Troy Rosario and cruised to a 99-81 victory over Meralco Sunday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Ynares Center here.Celebrating his 26th birthday, the third-year forward got things going for the KaTropa, unloading 12 of his 22 points in the first quarter. He shot 6-of-10 from beyond the arc while also hauling down 10 rebounds to steer his side to back-to-back wins and move up to 3-2.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View comments Filipino fighter Catalan extends ONE streak, stops Chinese foe Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The Scores:TNT 99 — Rosario 22, Garcia 18, Pogoy 15, Castro 12, Reyes 10, Semerad 10, Carey 3, Hernandez 3, Tautuaa 2, Torres 2, Williams 2, Golla 0, Onwubere 0.MERALCO 81 — Amer 20, Dillinger 14, Canaleta 11, Tolomia 8, Newsome 6, Lanete 5, Bono 4, Hugnatan 4, Ballesteros 3, Faundo 3, Baracael 2, , Sedurifa 1, Caram 0, Salva 0.Quarters: 27-18, 46-36, 73-62, 99-81.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours
Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Kim Sang Kyu had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead Etland while Hong Gyeong Ki added 15 points and five assists.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs PVL: Adamson off to strong start, routs Perpetual 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 Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team MACAU—Seoul Samsung pulled out all the stops and shocked Etland, 84-74, to barge into the finals of the Asia League Super 8 Saturday at Macau East Asian Games Dome.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? MOST READ The Thunders were down 40-37 at the end of the first half but turned up in the third quarter with an electrifying 29-13 period to build a 66-53 lead heading into the fourth.Lee Gwan Hee had 20 points, seven rebounds, and five assists to power the Thunders who will face either NLEX or Guangzhou in the title round.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’Seoul pounced on every opportunity to attack and outran the flatfooted Elephants to the tune of 14 points off turnovers.Jang Min Gook lit up from outside with 18 points, on 4-of-6 shooting from deep, while Jung Jun Soo had 14 points to add to Seoul’s cause. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Dear Editor,Having worked in the upper echelons of companies with over 100 years of experience, one of which has over 300 years, it is surprising how fast the Administrations – current and previous – of our country are at presuming that they have all the answers.These companies I am referring to have unparalleled size and experience vs our economy, one of which is close to 17 times that of our economy on an annual basis, and yet these companies seek out advice and guidance for their sustainable growth.It is unfortunate how a few inexperienced ministers in key positions can quickly have a negative, long-term impact on the future of such a beautiful and promising nation.Slowing down and taking the necessary steps to do things well is always the best approach when you are still gaining the experience you need to be effective.This approach would have served the sugar, fish, rice and oil industries well. However, it appears that a window of opportunity to salvage the outcome of poor decision-making still exists, and it is important that the correct people are involved to ensure the job is done properly. We must not continue to over-leverage individuals with little business and industrial experience, especially if lacking it on a global scale. Learning by doing is quite okay for small- and medium-sized local entities; however, when dealing in the international arena, only the best rise above the others. This means being the best in multiple dimensions, and the internal workings of the nation must be stellar to compete effectively. It is evident that there is still a lot to do within many of the ministries, and urgent attention needs to be given to these ministries.Avoiding an arrogant disposition and an aggressive, adversarial stance should be the order of the day on both sides of Parliament. Keeping such a divided house has allowed both foreign and local predatory companies to take advantage of our limited resources, as evident in some of the agreements that have been pursued thus far.It still amazes me that a country of this scale is still prone to overspending; high levels of risk-taking; and clear disregard for good, long-term actions that not only support but foster growth for many generations to come. There is clearly a talent deficit that none of the administrations has been able to address. Some may say this is due to a desire to pillage, others may say this is due primarily to self-preservation, and other positive thinkers are of the view that it is just due to a lack of proper guidance and training. Thus spending of taxpayers’ money to deve-lop and foster talent and growth in our economy continues to be a top priority, as reflected in the national budget of today.Best regards,Jamil Changlee
Rep. Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa, sponsor of the Liberian Business and Economic Empowerment Act of 2018Demands 25 percent shares for Liberians in foreign investmentsSince the solemn promise of President George Weah during his Inaugural Address that “Liberian-owned businesses will not be marginalized and Liberians would not remain spectators in the economy,” members of the House of Representatives are reviewing a law to ‘strengthen and toughen’ the law protecting 26 Liberian-owned businesses.The proposed law is intended to create a more restrictive environment and a stronger enforcement mechanism so that Liberianization, as envisaged by the government and people of Liberia, becomes full-fledged reality.It is styled “Liberian Business and Economic Empowerment Act of 2018” and was submitted and sponsored by Grand Kru County District # 2 Representative Cllr. Jonathan Fonati Koffa – who is also chairman on the House Judiciary Committee.On Tuesday, January 30, the draft law was forwarded to a joint committee, comprising the Labor, Judiciary, Commerce and the Ways, Means, Finance & Development Planning, and to report to plenary on or by Tuesday, February 13, 2018.The law, if approved by the House of Representatives and the Liberian Senate including the President and printed into handbills, will further protect the 26 businesses already reserved exclusively for individuals who are citizens of Liberia.26 Liberian-owned businessesThe 26 Liberian businesses which have been identified since the 1973 Investment Act include:Supply of sand; block making; itinerant merchant (peddling); real estate agencies and real estate management services; travel agencies or travel agency contract for airlines; distribution and retail sale of flour, cement and rice; retail of stationery and office supplies; ice making and sale of ice; tire repair shop; independent auto repair shop; shoe repair shop; retail of timber and planks and operation of gas stations.The others are: Video clubs; operation of taxis, importation and sale of second hand or used clothing; distribution in Liberia of locally manufactured products; importation and sale of used cars (except for certified used cars imported by authorized dealership of the same make); customs brokerage services; stevedoring; ship chandler services; commercial printing services; trucking services (all forms); ; newspaper publishing and printing and also payment processing systems and services including sales on behalf of government.Joint Venture and Foreign InvestmentIf the law is also approved, foreign investors wishing to invest or engage in certain businesses may do so provided that the investment capital of said investor is more than US$1 million and at least 25% of the common stock or shares of the company are owned by natural Liberian persons or businesses wholly owned by natural Liberian persons.The joint venture includes: production and supply of stone and granite; ice cream manufacturing; advertising agencies, graphics and commercial artists; production of poultry and poultry products; production of pork and beef and pork and beef products; and entertainment centers not connected with hotel establishment.Other joint ventures are sale of animal and poultry feed; bakeries; sale of pharmaceuticals; repairs and maintenance of transformer and generators (unless those under manufacturer warranty); fishing and fish processing (especially activities within the territorial waters); and light manufacturing, processing or packaging services of any kind.The law further mandates foreign companies to provide proof of funding by the display of local bank confirmation; and foreign investors who enjoy free services or other tax incentives will require sourcing all supplies and services that are available on the local market.“The Government of Liberia is hereby authorized to establish a Liberia Business Development and Investment Fund at the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) of not less than US$25m for purpose of guaranteeing or subsidizing loans or providing incentives,” the proposed bill said.It added: “Any foreign national, be he resident or not of Liberia, who violates any provision of this act and any Liberian, for purposes of evading the aims and objectives of this act, who fronts for a foreign national, be he resident or not of Liberia, shall be subjected to punishment of not less than three years in prison and not less than US$100,000 or its Liberian dollar equivalent. In addition to the penalties herein described, all materials, equipment and proceeds associated with the violation shall be confiscated and auctioned for the benefit of the public treasury.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Guyana-Venezuela border controversyAlmost one year after the Government of Guyana approached the International Court of Justice for a resolution in relation to territorial claims made by its western neighbour Venezuela, the hearing is expected to begin in March of next year.The International Court of JusticeAccording to a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the oral hearing will be held in The Hague, Netherlands from March 23 to 27 2020. It also explained that the hearing will determine whether the Court has the jurisdiction to take the case forward.“This hearing will determine whether the Court has jurisdiction over the case filed by Guyana on March 29, 2018. By that case, Guyana seeks to obtain from the Court a final and binding judgement that the 1899 Arbitral Award, which established the location of the land boundary between then-British Guiana and Venezuela, remains valid and binding, and that Guyana’s Essequibo region belongs to Guyana, and not Venezuela,” the statement read.Guyana brought its case to the Court following the decision by the Secretary General of the United Nations in January 2018, that the controversy between Guyana and Venezuela should be decided by the International Court of Justice.Back in March 2018, Guyana went to The Netherlands-based World Court to confirm the validity of the Arbitral Award of October 3, 1899, which fixed the land boundary between the two neighbouring countries.However, Venezuela has claimed, in a letter to the Court, that the Secretary General exceeded his authority under the 1966 Geneva Agreement, and that the Court therefore lacks jurisdiction to adjudicate Guyana’s lawsuit. Because of that stance, Venezuela informed the Court that it would not be participating in the proceedings.On November 19, 2018, Guyana submitted its Memorial to the Court refuting Venezuela’s arguments and demonstrating that the Court has jurisdiction.Under well-established judicial precedent, the Court will proceed to decide if it has jurisdiction over Guyana’s claims, irrespective of whether or not Venezuela participates in the proceedings. If it decides that it has jurisdiction, the Court will proceed to rule on the merits of those claims and decide whether the validity of the 1899 Arbitral Award and the border between the two States should be confirmed.Under the United Nations Charter and the Court’s own rules, its final judgements both on jurisdiction and the merits will be legally binding on Guyana and Venezuela, whether or not Venezuela participates in the proceedings.“Nevertheless, Guyana expresses the hope that Venezuela will participate, to indicate respect for the Court and the international rule of law, the peaceful settlement of disputes, and the promotion of friendly relations between both States. The Government of Guyana welcomes the prospect of a final and binding decision by the Court that will definitively resolve this longstanding controversy, and allow Guyana and Venezuela to proceed to develop excellent and close relations as neighbouring states,” the statement concluded.Venezuela had, for more than 60 years, consistently recognised and respected the validity and binding force of the 1899 Award and the 1905 map agreed by both sides.Venezuela had changed its position formally in 1962 as the United Kingdom was making final preparations for the independence of British Guiana and had threatened not to recognise the new state, or its boundaries, unless the United Kingdom agreed to set aside the 1899 Award and cede to Venezuela all of the territory west of the Essequibo River, amounting to some two-thirds of Guyana’s territory.However, Venezuela has never produced any evidence to substantiate its belated repudiation of the 1899 Award that the country has used it as an excuse to occupy territory awarded to Guyana in 1899, to inhibit Guyana’s economic development and to violate Guyana’s sovereignty and sovereign rights.
People’s Progressive Party (PPP) presidential candidate Irfaan Ali continued his countrywide outreach on Saturday in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) where he met with residents of several villages, outlining plans which will allow the Berbice economy to be revitalised.Ali met with persons at the Port Mourant Market and then had a walkabout in New Amsterdam before going to East Canje where he held two meetings. According to Ali, he is trying to meet residents in as many communities as possible to hear the issues and concerns at the grassroots level. He told the media that it is very important to get an understanding of regional issues in addition to national issues.A meeting at Canefield Village where residents raised a number of concerns“We are also listening to some of the ideas and suggestions to address regional issues… the closure of the sugar industry, the increase of land rentals, the new taxes and licences fees that is affecting small business in this region are some of the issues that the people would have raised but they would have also given us some ideas on some of the things they see. Some of the things are very basic which can improve their lives,” Ali said.The presidential candidate said the intention is to charter a way forward that would bring Guyanese together with a goal of adapting an integrated approach towards development, where all can benefit.“All regions can see a hopeful future, all regions can see a future in which the lives of the residents in that region would be uplifted,” Ali added.According to the presidential candidate, one of the common complaints in Berbice is the drastic increase in water bills in 2019. He noted the closure of the sugar estates is not only having a negative impact on business, but it also has a psychological effect on persons as they struggle to earn a livelihood.“One of the things that people don’t value and that you hear on these community outreaches is the psychological effect that people are having as a result of losing their jobs. It is very difficult for parents to say to their children that they can’t have this or that or they can’t go to school because they don’t have the financing to do it at the moment.”PPP presidential candidate Irfaan Ali enjoying a game of cricket with some youngsters during his outreach in BerbiceAli also spoke of some of the issues which have been making headlines in the local press; chief among them being the New Amsterdam Hospital, the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) charging persons $500 to pass through the cultivation area on their way to the savannah to fish and the Guyana Water Incorporated.“The water issue in Region Six seems to be multi-faceted. One is that persons are not getting water; there is a shortage of water with some communities being locked out of the supply of water. Then you have the increase in water rates although they are not getting water…Then some of the fisher folk met us and said that they have to pay $500 to go to catch fish and to get the bon carilla to sell. These are people who lost their jobs and don’t have anything to sustain their families and help their children and now they are forced this way. It is like penalising some who are already suffering and it is really affecting people psychologically,” he said.Noting the harsh reality of what he has been observing on the ground, Ali said polices must be put in place for relief to Berbicians.“We have already spoken about the reopening of the sugar estates,” he said, while also expressing that the steep increase in land rental for farmers will be addressed by his administration.“In some cases, the increase is between twelve hundred and four thousand per cent. This has to be reversed because the farmers are not making that. The New Amsterdam Hospital – health care nationally has been on a decline… These are all issues that people have been raising that we will have to address,” Ali saidThe PPP presidential candidate has been conducting several outreaches to hear the needs, concerns and issues affecting Guyanese.
Super Jason Quigley notched off number six on his professional scorecard as he knocked out journeyman Joshua Synder in California in the early hours of this morning.Quigley and his opponent weigh in before the Donegal man easily dispatched of Synder.The Ballybofey man, 23, was in stinging form as he put away his opponent in just the second round at the Fantasy Springs event Centre in California.The Donegal man’s opponent was still finding his feet 44 seconds into the round when Quigley pounced with a solid left hook and then put Synder to the canvass with a crushing right hand. Snyder never recovered and Quigley continued with his unbeaten record.America got their first taste of Jason as his bout was broadcast live to millions on the Fox Channel.The exposure will do the Donegal man’s career no harm at all as manager Oscar De La Hoya continues to talk his man up as “one to watch.”Speaking after the fight, Quigley had barely broke sweat but said there was no better feeling than watching his opponent stopped. The Quigley train rolls onto the next station. SIX PACK! SUPER JASON NOTCHES UP ANOTHER WIN WITH SUPER KNOCKOUT was last modified: May 1st, 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:boxingdonegalJason Quigley