Drivers unilaterally raise fare

first_imgDear Editor,I live in Meadow Bank and work in Georgetown. I travel everyday using the short drop cars that operate from the East Bank Demerara car park. I realised that some of these car drivers has raised the fare from to and 0 to go Meadow Bank. I am asking the relevant authorities to look into this raise.Sincerely,Mohan Persaudlast_img

Gilas finally complete, thankful for friendlies vs Aussie squad

first_imgONE: Gina Iniong eager to showcase her best in 1st fight of 2020 They need to. The national team is ready to move on and move forward as the Fiba World Cup approaches, with key exhibition matches against Australian side Adelaide 36ers.Moving on because the two tune-up games on Friday and Sunday mark the first on-court interaction between basketball federations of the Philippines and Australia after their brawl-marred World Cup qualifying game in Bocaue, Bulacan, last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs ‘A little better’Moving forward, because the trio’s presence—Fajardo, Rosario, and Pogoy skipped a lot of practice time to focus on their clubs’ PBA Finals stint—finally allows Guiao to prepare for the Fiba centerpiece with a full pool. Roger Federer: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic ‘will win more’ “It’s a little better today,” Guiao said of the trio’s adjustments. “But we need to isolate them a bit more and give them more time to catch up.”The team is expected to get measured well against the Adelaide squad, which will also help heal the basketball relationship between the two countries after last year’s controversy.Erase bad memories“We want to erase some of the memories of the past and replace them with good ones,” Guiao said at Meralco headquarters in Ortigas on Wednesday, during a presser which also served as a send-off for the national team.“We also know they play high-quality basketball that’s why we also wanted to play them because we understand how much it is going to be of big help in our preparations,” he added.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Lacson on Albayalde, ‘ninja cops’ indictment: The law has a ‘very long memory’ BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon WATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind her Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? Race matters Gilas Pilipinas huddles up after training Monday night. photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo, Troy Rosario, and Roger Pogoy finally joined Gilas Pilipinas’ training Tuesday night, and Yeng Guiao is confident that the trio will blend in seamlessly in time for their friendlies later this week.“It’s a lot of work,” the national coach told reporters after a whirlwind Wednesday at Meralco Gym in Ortigas. “Hopefully, by Thursday, they’ve already memorized the plays.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Coco Gauff vs. Venus Williams in 1st round of Australian Open Gilas will play the Sixers behind closed doors at Meralco Gym and apply the final tweaks to its roster before leaving for the city of Foshan in China, where the Nationals face Italy, World No. 4 Serbia and then Angola in Group D play.Former importAdelaide’s mentor Joey Wright was just as appreciative of the goodwill games, stressing that his charges are doing more than extending an olive branch.“We’re here for them more than they are for us. We’re here to try to help them get better,” he said.“We expect them to be passionate and play great basketball [while] we try to get out there and work on some things ourselves,” said Wright, who is no stranger to Philippine basketball, having played alongside PBA icon Allan Caidic for the Presto Kings in 1992.Wright was not the only member of the Adelaide squad who is familiar with the Philippines. Anthony Drmic, a member of the Boomers team that competed in that controversial World Cup qualifying match, is also seeing action in the friendlies.“Actually there was nothing really to adjust to,” he told the Inquirer. “Everyone (from both sides) got their sanctions, and kind of moved on from that. This even obviously helps with that healing process.”“I am so glad that they understand our predicament,” Guiao said of the Aussies. “It has been hard looking for a quality team to train with.”“If you ask me now, we’re not yet really ready,” he said. “These next 10 days will be important for us as we just got the three (Fajardo, Rosario, Pogoy) back.”“We’re cramming but I think we’ll be fine.”last_img read more

All Blacks skipper Read to quit after World Cup

first_img“My family and I are looking forward to an overseas experience and Japan presents an awesome opportunity to immerse ourselves in Japanese culture as part of the Toyota club,” the 33-year-old veteran of 118 Tests said.Read said he wanted to get the announcement out early in the Super Rugby season so he could concentrate on playing for the Canterbury Crusaders and the All Blacks at the World Cup.“Knowing it’s my last opportunity, I’m very motivated and can’t wait to get into it,” he said. “It’s an exciting time.”All Blacks coach Steve Hansen wished the number eight well after an “outstanding” career.“He’s developed into a fantastic leader who has the utmost respect of all his peers,” Hansen said.“What he has achieved has been remarkable, and it’s fair to say that he is one of the greats of our game.”Read made his All Blacks debut in 2008 and swiftly became the team’s first-choice number eight, earning a World Rugby player of the year award in 2013.He first tasted captaincy of New Zealand in 2012 as part of the All Blacks long-term succession plans, and eventually became the full-time skipper after the 2015 World Cup when Richie McCaw retired.– High standards –At the time, New Zealand were facing an exodus of talent, with the likes of McCaw, Dan Carter, Conrad Smith and Ma’a Nonu either retiring or moving overseas.But Read maintained the All Blacks’ high standards and ensured there was no post-tournament slump, keeping the team’s win rate above 85 percent.He also won three Super Rugby titles with the Crusaders and said he intends to live in Christchurch after his two-season deal in Japan ends.Read said he was looking forward to working with former Springboks coach Jake White at Toyota.“Japan’s a bit closer to home than Europe and probably a bit easier on the body as well considering where I’m at in terms of my career,” he said.“They brought me in not just to play but also to mould their team and use all the experiences I’ve had in trying to help them out.”He hinted late last year that 2019 would be his final World Cup after lengthy spells on the sidelines caused by a wrist injury and a bulging spinal disc.The All Blacks are keeping him in cotton wool ahead of the tournament, with Read missing at least the first six rounds of Super Rugby to minimise the risk of further injury.Sam Whitelock has stepped in as captain during Read’s injury-enforced absences but whether the 30-year-old is a long-term option remains to be seen.Whitelock is rumoured to be eyeing a sabbatical playing in Japan after the World Cup, along with Brodie Retallick and Beauden Barrett.Ben Smith, Liam Squire and Nehe Milner-Skudder have already announced they will quit the international scene after the tournament, along with long-time coach Steve Hansen.There are also question marks over whether code-hopping star Sonny Bill Williams, Ryan Crotty and Owen Franks will stay with the All Blacks.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000New Zealand captain Kieran Read has announced he will retire from international rugby after this year’s World Cup to play in Japan © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLWELLINGTON, New Zealand, Mar 6 – All Blacks captain Kieran Read announced Wednesday he will retire from international rugby after this year’s World Cup to play for Japanese club Toyota Verblitz.The two-time World Cup winner, who will be chasing a third straight trophy this year, said the time felt right to leave.last_img read more

‘Furious’ Solskjaer to warn Lingard over conduct after obscene social media video

first_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea gameday cracker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set for talks with Jesse Lingard over his conduct on social media Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT MOST READ IN FOOTBALL The England international shared footage of him shouting and swearing inside his luxurious hotel suite, which he also shared with former United player Ro-Shaun Williams and friend Jamal Branker.Lingard goes on a room-to-room tour of the accommodation, eventually filming Branker simulating a sex act on a bed.According to the Daily Mail the video has outraged Solskjaer, who intends to contact the player to discuss the incident before United report back for pre-season next month.It’s further claimed that Lingard only intended to save the video, but accidentally posted it on the social media platform instead. latest getty Ally McCoist blasts Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard’s social media antics“He’s well entitled to go on holiday and have a good time, but why would you put something like that on social media? Does he actually think that’s going to benefit him?“I don’t think there’s ever been as much of a gulf between the top players and the fans. Young fans are looking for role models – that isn’t a role model.“Bryan Robson, Roy Keane, Sir Alex Ferguson, imagine them watching that – what are they thinking?” A furious Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will issue Jesse Lingard with a stern warning over his social media antics, according to reports.Lingard, currently on holiday in Miami with Manchester United team-mate Marcus Rashford, has been heavily criticised for posting a controversial and crude video on Snapchat. Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions 1 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 center_img LATEST Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:56Loaded: 8.48%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. SORRY “For me, there is no way back. This is a huge problem. He’s not just a young man, he has forgotten who he is, what his job and what his contract means.”Meanwhile, Scotland legend Ally McCoist also told the midfielder to be a better role model for young supporters.“I’m looking at the reaction from Manchester United fans, and they’re worse than angry, they feel completely let down. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update revealed Lingard, who earlier in the week landed himself in hot water over another bizarre video where he chanted ‘beans, beans, beans’ alongside Rashford, has received furious backlash to the latest incident.Speaking on the Jim White Show on Thursday, former QPR boss Ian Holloway insisted there was ‘no way back’ for Lingard at Old Trafford – demanding he should be sold or sacked.He said: “It is unacceptable for me. Would I discipline him? More than that, I would put him on the transfer list.“And Lingard has been brought up though Sir Alex Ferguson’s regime, so he should know how to behave at all times, but he has videoed this himself and put it online himself.“Man United are in turmoil with that dressing room, with Pogba the way he is… this manager and his staff have got to sort this out.Jesse Lingard social media videotalkSPORT callers ‘absolutely raging’ about ‘stupid’ video‘Imagine Sir Alex and Roy Keane watching that’ – Ally McCoist blasts Lingard‘Man United should sack Lingard – he’s brought shame on the club’ Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion TROPHY JIBE Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ OFF last_img read more

Betting on next Arsenal boss stopped by numerous bookies as Arteta set for job

first_img on target Arsenal appear to be closing in on appointing Mikel Arteta as their new manager.Managing director Vinai Venkatesham was pictured leaving Mikel Arteta’s Manchester mansion in the early hours of Monday morning, with other club chiefs also in attendance.Only hours earlier, Manchester City assistant boss Arteta had been at the Emirates helping to mastermind a 3-0 defeat of the north London club Arsenal axed Unai Emery at the end of November and placed Freddie Ljungberg in interim charge.But Ljungberg has been unable to oversee a turnaround in fortunes, with Sunday’s loss to the reigning Premier League champions meaning the Gunners have won just one of their last 12 games in all competitions.Club chiefs have now ramped up their search for a permanent replacement for Emery, and it appears Arteta is on the verge of landing the job.The Spaniard spent a successful five years at the Emirates as a player, captaining the team, and had been in the running for the manager’s job in the summer of 2018 following Arsene Wenger’s departure.Carlo Ancelotti has also been linked with the job since Emery was sacked but is now poised to take over at Everton.Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has also been mooted for the role in what would be a hugely controversial appointment, as has Carlo Ancelotti following his exit from Napoli.But Venkatesham’s visit to Arteta’s house suggests a deal could be close for the 37-year-old to take over.The bookmakers’ odds certainly suggest Arteta is nailed on to become Arsenal manager, with Paddy Power and Coral among a number of bookies to suspend betting on the next Gunners boss. Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta targets 1 Arteta is once again on the radar to take over at Arsenal rookie error Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ stalemate Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ appointed Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff latest statement Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Getty Images – Getty LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS PEP TALK Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship LATEST Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman We have suspended betting on Arteta to get the Arsenal job!Seemingly yesterday’s performance hasn’t deterred him from taking over.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 16, 2019Some are still taking bets on who will take charge of the north London club, but Arteta is best priced at 1/10 with William Hill.Here’s the latest odds as of Tuesday morning (taken from Willian Hill):Next Arsenal managerMikel Arteta (Man City assistant) – 1/10Carlo Ancelotti (unattached)  – 12/1Freddie Ljungberg (Interim boss) – 20/1Patrick Vieira (Nice) – 20/1Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolves) – 25/1Rafa Benitez (Dalian Yifang) – 25/1Massimiliano Allegri (former Juventus boss) – 33/1Mauricio Pochettino (former Tottenham boss) – 18/1Eddie Howe (Bournemouth) – 33/1 update last_img read more

Donegal to hold major cross-border Council conference in Burt next week

first_imgDONEGAL WILL host the first in a series of cross-border Council events next week with a major conference in Burt.The North West Region’s response to the challenges and opportunities of a Brexit will see a major boost with a conference on Tuesday next in An Grianan Hotel Burt led.The conference will be hosted by the Councils of Donegal and Derry City & Strabane District. This event will be the first in a series of events led by the Councils in the context of new regional co-operation arrangements for growing the North West Region which have been co-designed by the Councils with the Irish Government and NI Executive and which have received the formal support of the North South Ministerial Council.The event will focus on the economic options and opportunities for the region as part of a regional dialogue to engage key players from many sectors to look at shared approaches to driving the growth of the region in the context of Brexit and ongoing North-South economic and infrastructural co-operation.The conference will be attended by key stakeholders from business, academia, the public sector and a range of other agencies and organisations. The event will be opened jointly by the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Terence Slowey and the Mayor of Derry, Alderman Hilary McClintock with the Chief Executives of each Council presenting on the new regional co-operation model which has been developed.Speakers will include Professor Frances Ruane from the Economic and Social Research Insitute who is also advising the Scottish Government on Brexit. Also presenting key evidence and research will be Professor Neil Gibson and Dr Eoin Magennis from Ulster University. The event will also include a panel discussion with contributions from chambers of commerce, together with business representatives from both sides of the border and representation from organisations against Brexit.The event is also supported by the International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD), an international universities partnership of which Ulster University is a core stakeholder.Donegal County Council Chief Executive Seamus Neely said: ‘We are delighted that the Councils are in a position to drive and co-ordinate a series of wider discussions with all regional partners, on the responses that we need to develop together to ensure that the North West Region continues to grow regardless of the challenges of Brexit.“We are ready to take up this challenge and to provide leadership in demonstrating a model of best practice that is developing in the North West of Ireland.”John Kelpie, Chief Executive of Derry City and Strabane District Council said: “Derry~Londonderry is the fourth largest city region on the island of Ireland and as such requires special focus, a shared purpose and focused co-operation arrangements to ensure that we can release the North West’s full potential as a net contributor to the economies of both the UK and Ireland. “This approach is needed regardless of Brexit, and the approach of Brexit really highlights how important it is to have this partnership arrangement in place of the type that we and Central Government have worked on together in recent years and which are now in place.“This partnership approach will allow us to deliver on our strategic objective to assist in the delivery of the Programme of Government for the benefit of the NW.”Donegal to hold major cross-border Council conference in Burt next week was last modified: December 1st, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

Jim McGuinness officially unveiled as Charlotte Independence head coach

first_imgNew Charlotte Independence head coach Jim McGuinness with club President Jim McPhilliamy.Former Donegal All-Ireland winning manager Jim McGuinness was officially introduced as the new head coach of US soccer club Charlotte Independence at a news conference in North Carolina on Tuesday.He has been hired by a team which plays in the United Soccer League (USL) – now the established second tier below the MLS.Since leaving gaelic football, McGuinness has worked with Celtic on a part-time basis as a performance coach before eventually becoming a full-time employee while gaining his badges.He moved to China last year to serve as assistant coach to Roger Schmidt with Beijing Sinobo Guoan. That stay ended after six months because of family reasons.With his new US appointment, it’s understood that McGuinness’ family is relocating to North Carolina.The new season in the USL begins in March 2019.last_img read more

Coroner’s court unable to find cause of death of 91-year-old woman

first_imgAn inquest into the death of a 91-year-old woman Inishowen woman has not been able to find a cause of death.Julia Barker was found at her home at The Cottages in Burt in February 2014. She had not been seen for a number of days and relatives became concerned for her safety.They alerted neighbour Maurice Bowe who was able to remove a pane of glass and gained entry to the house.Mr Bowe told Buncrana Coroner’s Court that he would speak regularly with his elderly neighbour but he noticed she was cold on the last day he chatted to her.He advised her to go back into her home and wrap up.Ms Barker was found lying on her side and there was no sign of life and she was later pronounced dead at the scene by medics.Pathologist Dr Katrina Dillon said she examined the remains of Ms Barker.She found very little heart disease, there was no foul play and that there were no signs that the deceased woman had consumed drink or drugs.He said that she could not find a definitive cause of death and as with around 5% of all cases, death could not be ascertained.Coroner Dr Denis McCauley said this is the first time in his professional career that he had come across a death as being undetermined.He declared Ms Barker had been as “healthy as a trout” and had died a natural death of an undetermined cause.Coroner’s court unable to find cause of death of 91-year-old woman was last modified: September 14th, 2018 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:BURTcoronerdeathJulia Barkerlast_img read more

World Cup: two million tickets sold

first_img11 February 2010Two million 2010 Fifa World Cup tickets were sold in the first three sales phases, according to Fifa.“We are content with the ticket sales results so far. We still have two more ticketing phases to sell out the event,” said Horst Schmidt, chairman of Fifa’s World Cup ticketing sub-committee.The announcement comes after the fourth phase of ticket sales kicked off on Tuesday. A minimum of 400 000 tickets for a total of 53 matches have been made available until 7 April.‘First come, first serve’However, Fifa has warned that these tickets will be allocated on a “first come, first serve” basis subject to availability.“It is important for football fans to note that time is very important when one applies for a ticket. The first come first served principle means that if you do not apply on time, you run the risk of not getting a ticket,” said Schmidt.Tickets for all matches in Mangaung, Nelspruit, Polokwane and Pretoria are available, as well as for matches at Nelson Mandela Bay (except Slovenia vs England) and Rustenburg (except England vs United States).Tickets for 11 matches out of the 64 will not be available at this stage.More tickets ‘possible’The football body said a few tickets could still be made available for all matches at a later stage as some tickets, initially allocated to teams or commercial partners, might be returned to the general public sales process.Applications can be made on the Fifa website or at FNB branches (South African residents only).Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Data Analytics, Changing LP Roles, Rethinking Shrink Management, “Making a Murderer” All Featured in…

first_imgBy nature a conservative, risk-averse beast, the loss prevention industry is well suited to the task of playing steward to this enormously valuable, enormously risky set of big data. And when used properly, loss prevention is also well suited to the role of leader when it comes to guiding other retail segments toward best practices and responsible use. This is just one of the conclusions from the cover story, “Analytics: Where Big Data Is Taking LP and the Retail Enterprise” by LPM contributing writer Chris Trlica.Four senior executives discuss professional development and career growth in the feature “Changing Roles and Challenges in Loss Prevention.” Stacie Bearden from Home Depot, Tim Belka from Walgreens, Art Lazo of 7-Eleven, and Brian Peacock from Rent-A-Center all provide their insights in this executive interview by Jim Lee, LPC.“Rethinking Loss Prevention and Shrink Management” provides findings from the PricewaterHouse2015 retail industry survey written by William “Bill” Titus and SuniShamapande. The survey results suggest a need for many retailers to rethink their LP strategies, organizations, and practices.Among other things, retailers must embrace formal root-cause analysis and the use of data analytics to remain competitive in a dynamic, increasingly risky environment.- Sponsor – The Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer” has caused an outcry for justice in a system that is perceived by many as unjust. Taking social media by storm, this series has led to a downpour of compelling discussions on interview and interrogation techniques, false confessions, and alleged corruption in the criminal justice system. Wicklander-Zulawski’s Dave Thompson, CFI discusses the series in “Netflix’s Making a Murderer” as an example of how quickly and easily our society becomes divided and blinded when discussing potential injustice and impropriety during a criminal investigation.The contents of the print magazine are available online here as well as in a PDF version via the Print Archive. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more