Oman and Canada have ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 within their sights

first_imgSingapore fielders appeal in their World Cricket League match against Singapore. PHOTO ICC-CRICKET.COMOman’s Naseem Khushi clubs four sixes and eight fours in a 30-ball 77 not out and Khawar takes 5-23Lugogo, Uganda| ICC-CRICKET.COM| Oman and Canada got one step closer to fulfilling their dreams of featuring in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 when they claimed the top positions in the ICC World Cricket League Division 3 to be promoted to the Division 2 event.Oman routed Malaysia by 131 runs in its final league match to finish with four wins in five matches, while Canada suffered a shock but thrilling two-run defeat against Singapore. However, Canada, which has played in four World Cups, edged out the Asian side on superior net run-rate after both the sides had finished on six points apiece.Oman and Canada, which take on each other in the final on Tuesday, will now aim to finish in the top two of the ICC World Cricket League Division 2, which will earn them places in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018, where they will be joined by the top four sides from the ICC World Cricket League Championship and the bottom four sides from the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings. The top two sides from the qualifier will progress to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which will be staged in the United Kingdom from 30 May to 15 July.Uganda relegatedIn the final match of the day, the USA defeated Uganda by 13 runs to finish fourth. The USA, along with Singapore, has stayed in Division 3, but Uganda and Malaysia by virtue of finishing in the bottom two have been relegated to Division 4.Oman does itIn the feature match of the day at the Lugugo Cricket Oval between Oman and Malaysia, a swashbuckling 77 not out off 30 balls with four fours and eight sixes from 34-year-old Naseem Khushi lifted Oman from a worrying position of 199 for six in 43 overs to 293 for seven in 50 overs.After losing Khawar Ali on the first ball of the match, Aqib Ilyas (61, 76b, 8×4, 1×6) and Jatinder Singh (44, 56b, 6×4) added 98 runs to put Oman back on track. In the middle of the innings, captain Sultan Ahmed contributed 51 off 69 balls with five fours and Ajay Lalcheta chipped in with 24, before Naeem’s 30-ball cameo put Oman in a position from where it could dictate terms.Khawar Ali, the 31-year-old wrist-spinner, made amends for his first-ball duck when he ran through the middle and lower middle-order of Malaysia’s innings to finish with figures of 8.1-1-23-5 as the batting side was bundled out for 162 in 33.1 overs. Khawar got into his element after Munis Ansari had rocked the Malaysian top-order with some fiery bowling to claim the wickets of the top three batsmen to finish with figures of four for 47.For Malaysia, opener Anwar Arudin belted six fours and four sixes in a 35-ball 57, while middle-order batsman Shafiq Sharif scoffed 33 off 47 balls with seven fours.Singapore beats CanadaAt Kyambogo Cricket Oval, Singapore, put into bat by Canada, was bowled out for 166 in 36.4 overs. Anish Paraam (58) and Chetan Suryawanshi (38), who added 59 for the fourth wicket, were the star performers for Singapore, while wickets were evenly shared between Canada’s Bhavindu Adhihetty (three for 10), Satsimranjit Dhinda (two for 29) and Saad Bin Zafar (two for 39).In its target chase, Canada slipped to 29 for three before Navneet Dhaliwal (37) and Nikhil Dutta (22) added 45 runs for the fourth wicket to repair the damage. The departure of both the batsmen in a space of 14 runs exposed one end as Canada was eventually dismissed for 164 after losing its last two wickets in three balls for one run. Rizwan Cheema finished as the top scorer with 42 from 35 balls with five fours and two sixes. For Singapore, new ball bowler Janak Prakash stood-out as he finished with three for 16, while Anantha Krishan provided Prakash excellent support by finishing with figures of three for 39.The feature of the USA-Uganda match was a spirit bowling performance by captain Steve Taylor, who returned figures of five for 32, as the host side, chasing 146 runs for victory, was bowled out for 132 after being 82 for three in the 19th over.Scores in brief:Oman beat Malaysia by 131 runsOman 293-7, 50 overs (Naseem Khushi 77 not out, Aqib Ilyas 61, Sultan Ahmed 51, Jatinder Singh 44; Neville Liyanage 2-57)Malaysia 162 all out, 33.1 overs (Anwar Aruddin 57, Shafiq Sharif 33, Khizar Hayat 28; Khawar Ali 5-23, Munis Ansari 4-47)Singapore beat Canada by two runsSingapore 166 all out, 36.4 overs (Anish Paraam 58, Chetan Suryawanshi 38, Janak Prakash 27; Bhavindu Adhihetty 3-10)Canada 164 all out, 38 overs (Rizwan Cheema 42, Navneet Dhaliwal 37, Nikhil Dutta 22; Janak Prakash 3-16, Anantha Krishna 3-39)USA beat Uganda by 13 runsUSA 145 all out, 49.5 overs (Elmore Hutchison 52, Sagar Patel 33; Davis Arinaitwe 3-21)Uganda 132 all out, 43 overs (Naeem Bardai 32; Steven Taylor 5-32)Points tableOman 5 4 1 0 8 1.23Canada 5 3 2 0 6 0.81Singapore 5 3 2 0 6 -0.41USA 5 2 3 0 4 -0.12Uganda 5 2 3 0 4 -0.20Malaysia 5 1 4 0 2 -1.28Tuesday’s fixturesFinal – Oman v Canada3rd/4th place play-off – Singapore v USA5th/6th position play-off – Uganda v MalaysiaICC-CRICKET.COM|Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

See Santa at Tumwater 15th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

first_imgFacebook13Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of TumwaterLooking for free holiday fun for the whole family and a chance to see Santa without that harrowing drive to the North Pole?  Join Tumwater Parks & Recreation for the 15th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festival on Saturday, December 9, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Tumwater Fire Station and City Hall.Photo courtesy: City of Tumwater.Enjoy community and school choir performances, decorate cookies and create ornaments, enter raffles to win prizes, meet Miss Thurston County 2018 Ashley Engstrom, and watch the ceremonial tree lighting. After the tree has been lit, don’t miss the special visit from Santa Claus who will arrive on an antique fire truck to share some holiday cheer (and maybe a candy cane or two).Event Schedule and Choir Line-up2:00 p.m. – Old Town Center Senior Choir Directed by Anne Barroll2:30 p.m. – Michael T Simmons Elementary Choir Directed by Gabi Taheri3:00 p.m. – Sweet Adelines Directed by Melanie McGuire3:30 p.m. – East Olympia Elementary Choir Directed by Lori Tibbetts4:00 p.m. –  Tumwater Hill Elementary Choir Directed by Heather Stoker4:30 p.m. –  Peter G Schmidt Elementary 5th Grade Choir Directed by Marie Williams5:00 p.m. – Tree Lighting followed by Santa’s Arrival!Free event presented by the City of Tumwater. Thank you to our sponsors: Olympia Federal Savings, Tumwater Downtown Association, The Olympian, Hanson Motors, Heritage Bank, and Northstar Church.For more information, please contact Tumwater Parks and Recreation at 360-754-4160. More details available online at the City of Tumwater website.last_img read more

Memorial Day Parades and Events

first_imgBy Allison M. PerrineUpdated SundayCOLTS NECK – Canceled for MondayFrom the town website: “This year’s Memorial Day Parade, Bicycle Decorating Contest and Hot Dog barbecue at Fire House 2 scheduled for Monday, May 30, 2016 have been cancelled due to the anticipated arrival of heavy rains to our area.” Information: colts-neck.nj.usFAIR HAVENMemorial Day Parade 9 a.m. Monday in Memorial Park, directly across from Fair Haven Borough Hall. The parade will include patriotic anthems, a Benediction, reading of names, presentation of wreaths and more. Information: Location: corner of River and Fair Haven Roads, Fair Haven.HIGHLANDSMemorial Day Parade 1 p.m. Saturday at Huddy Park. With a tribute to 13 men from the town whose lives were lost in WWII. At Veterans Park. Information: Location: 301 Shore Dr.HOLMDELHolmdel Memorial Day ceremony will be held 10:30 a.m. – noon Monday at Holmdel Town Hall. Information: Location: 4 Crawfords Corner Rd.New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Day ceremony will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday. Information: Location: 1 Memorial Ln.KEYPORTKeyport’s Memorial Day Parade will be held 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Parade starts on West Front Street and American Legion Drive at Fireman’s Park and will end at Keyport Borough Hall. Information: Location: 70 West Front St.LITTLE SILVERMemorial Day Parade will be held Monday at Memorial Park. Begins 8:30 a.m.; ceremony is at 9 a.m. Information: Location: Corner of Parker Avenue and Willow DriveMIDDLETOWN|Annual Memorial Day Parade begins 10 a.m. and is hosted by American Legion Post #338 with Middletown Township. The Parade will take place at Bayshore Middle School. The Parade route follows: Leonardville Road to Appleton Ave. to Center Ave. to Brevent Ave., then takes a right onto Highland Ave., a left on Leonard Ave., and right on Viola Ave. to Post Home on Route 36. The parade will end around 11:30 a.m with ceremony to follow. Information: Location: 834 Leonardville Rd, Leonardo.OCEANPORTMemorial Day Parade at Blackberry Bay Park at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Ends at Old Borough Hall, where there will be a ceremony. Information: Location: 430 Port Au Peck Ave.RED BANKThe Red Bank Elks Lodge will host a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday. Refreshments after the service. Information: Location: 40 West Front St. RUMSONMemorial Day Parade and service 10 a.m. Monday. Parade will march down East River Road and end in Victory Park, where there will be a ceremony at 10:30 at the Victory Park Gazebo. Information: Location: Blackpoint RoadSEA BRIGHTMemorial Day service at the Sea Bright Police Station 11 a.m. Monday with patriotic songs by Shore Regional Marching Band and organist George Murphy. Information: Location: 1099 Ocean Ave.SHREWSBURYMemorial Day Observation is 10 a.m. Monday at Patriot Isle. Refreshments will be served afterwards at the Shrewsbury Hose Company #1. Information: Location: Corner of Sycamore Avenue and Route 35.last_img read more


first_imgJerry Hollendorfer3257616%56%$559,394 Martin Pedroza3155316%42%$186,420 Kent Desormeaux3363518%42%$537,173 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Norberto Arroyo, Jr.3973018%26%$309,580 FINISH LINES: Heartiest congratulations to Santa Anita Paddock Guard John Shear, who will celebrate his 96th birthday on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Shear started at Santa Anita in 1961 as a parking lot attendant but became a Paddock Guard the next year. This marks his 55th year at The Great Race Place. Santa Anita will name Monday’s fourth race in his honor . . . Belated congrats to Bob Baffert, who turned 64 yesterday…Norberto Arroyo Jr., third in Santa Anita’s jockey standings with seven wins, took off his mounts Saturday after pulling his left shoulder in a third-race mishap on Friday. “He’ll see a masseuse today and ride tomorrow,” said his agent and brother, Nelson . . .Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Doug O’Neill’s longtime assistant Leandro Mora on the passing of Mora’s brother, Francisco, who died of esophageal cancer at the age of 56 on Dec. 31. “He had worked for trainers since 1975,” Leandro said. Among them were O’Neill, Armando Lage, Gary Jones, Peter Eurton and David Bernstein . . . Sierra Madre resident and Triple Crown winning jockey Victor Espinoza is featured on the latest READ posters and bookmarks in the Sierra Madre Library newsletter. Espinoza is holding “American Pharoah: The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner’s Legendary Rise,” and the children’s book, “D is for Derby: A Kentucky Derby Alphabet.” Espinoza has won the Kentucky Derby three times and the Preakness three times. The self-described “Luckiest Mexican on earth,” Espinoza says Sierra Madre is lucky for him . . . There is a single Pick Six Jackpot ticket carryover of $152,989.04 into Saturday’s races . . . Santa Anita offers holiday racing on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It will also be Dollar Day, with beer, sodas and hot dogs on sale for a buck apiece. First post time is 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Live racing resumes on Friday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m. Gary Sherlock1030130%40%$62,520 Brice Blanc1433121%50%$125,125 Rafael Bejarano4043910%40%$376,353 Flavien Prat4894919%46%$628,813 Mike Smith1331323%54%$297,650 Victor Espinoza2044420%60%$236,130 Doug O’Neill4465814%43%$287,613 John Sadler1454436%93%$243,824 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won William Spawr940244%67%$134,541center_img (Current Through Friday, Jan. 13) Peter Miller2365326%61%$317,780 Stewart Elliott3754614%41%$178,590 Richard Baltas3144513%42%$273,823 Corey Nakatani1532020%33%$167,690 Mark Glatt1734218%53%$131,865 Mario Gutierrez2534412%44%$173,861 CHROME, ARROGATE NEAR REMATCH IN PEGASUSEQUINE PROMOTION BENEFITS HORSES AT CARMAPADDOCK GUARD JOHN SHEAR TURNS 96 TUESDAY CHROME WORKS FOR PEGASUS, ARROGATE NEXTThe eagerly-anticipated rematch between leading Horse of the Year contendersArrogate and California Chrome on Jan. 28 in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park continues to grow in intensity, as California Chrome worked towards that goal this morning at Gulfstream and Arrogate could possibly work at 9 a.m. or later, at 11:45 a.m. on  Sunday at Santa Anita. First post time is 12:30 p.m.While Baffert was non-committal on details Saturday morning as to when Arrogate would work, Chrome had already completed his breeze at Gulfstream under the direction of trainer Art Sherman’s son and assistant, Alan.“I haven’t watched the video yet but from all reports he went real good,” Art said at Santa Anita Saturday morning. Sherman leaves California next Thursday for Florida, where he will be on hand for Chrome’s upcoming work slated for next Saturday.California Chrome “attracted a crowd for his first workout over the Gulfstream Park track Saturday morning,” according to a release from the Hallandale, Florida venue.Chrome went five furlongs in 1:00.72 under exercise rider Dihigi Gladney, galloping out six furlongs in 1:13.20.“I’m really happy with that work,” Alan said in the release. “The track was a little deep, and he covered the ground well. I couldn’t be happier with him. He just goes about his business. He just loves to train.”Added Gladney: “This horse has a lot of supporters. I looked out there before the track closed for the break and I saw the people piling in. I said, ‘Look at this.’ The Chrome Community is strong everywhere. They love this horse everywhere we go.“He’s been training early in the morning (before dawn), but he’s the type of horse when you take him out in the daylight, he looks around to see what’s going on. By the time I turned him around and he started jogging, he saw the crowd.“He knows this is business. He loves the show.”Video link to California Chrome work: BENEFITS FROM EQUINE PROMOTION Much like human athletes, performance horses of all equestrian disciplines need sports therapy to recover from various aches and pains from strenuous physical activity. Leading the rehabilitation industry with cutting edge technology and services is Eclipse Equine Sports Therapy Center (Eclipse) who helps heal some of California’s finest horses.As a tribute to the Thoroughbreds they care for, Eclipse has created a special promotion to benefit the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a nonprofit dedicated to funding aftercare for California-raced horses.“After a successful 2016 working with several top trainers and their horses, Eclipse would like to give back to the industry. Our commitment to the well-being of Thoroughbreds is unwavering, whether they are beginning their racing career or retiring,” said Angie Hager-Scully, owner of Eclipse Equine Sports Therapy Center.Starting with the New Year, for each new Thoroughbred racehorse that receives a minimum 30 days treatment from the state-of-the-art therapy center, Eclipse is donating $200 to CARMA, hoping to raise funds and awareness about importance of aftercare.            “Our goal is to be able to provide rehabilitation, retraining and/or retirement for as many former racehorses as we can. Getting support from the local equestrian community and businesses is vital to our success,” said CARMA Executive Director Lucinda Mandella.Eclipse Equine Sports Therapy Center is located in Paso Robles, California. The promotion ends March 31. For more information please visit Tyler Baze53106619%42%$383,207 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Luis Contreras2735711%56%$179,514 Drayden Van Dyke3847011%29%$238,060 Philip D’Amato1634419%69%$359,925last_img read more

The US Open will not move and criticizes Roland Garros harshly

first_imgThe USTA additionally took the chance to cost in opposition to Roland Garros and their unilateral resolution to move the match to September, and they announce that, within the occasion that the US Open is postponed, they will determine on a brand new date in settlement with the opposite tennis establishments. “At a time when everybody must be collectively, We acknowledge that this resolution ought to not be made unilaterally and due to this fact the USTA will solely accomplish that after consulting with the opposite Grand Slam tournaments, the Wta and ATP, the ITF and our sponsors, along with the Laver Cup. “ Roland Garros’ resolution to move the match to September due to measures by the Authorities of France to fight the unfold of the coronavirus maintain elevating blisters on the earth of tennis.After a number of tennis gamers have criticized this measure and the way in which it was introduced, it’s now the US Open criticizes the Parisian Grand Slam for its resolution to move the match only one week after the American match ends at Flushing Meadows.The United States Tennis Federation (USTA) issued an announcement late at evening wherein it said its resolution to maintain the US Open on schedule, from August 31 to September 13. “The United States Tennis Federation (USTA) maintains its plans for the 2020 US Open and is at the moment not contemplating altering its date on the calendar.” Nevertheless, the USTA might delay the match if the scenario continues. “These are unprecedented occasions and we’re evaluating all choices, together with the potential for deferring the match to a later date. “last_img read more

10.5-second goal sets Spurs on way to win over Man United

first_img“Unlucky is a different thing than ridiculous,” Mourinho said. “And after that Tottenham has the game in their hands.”It was a damaging defeat for Mourinho’s team, with Manchester City allowed to surge 15 points clear of its second-place neighbor by beating West Bromwich Albion 3-0.United was second-best all night in front of a Premier League record 81,978 fans at English soccer’s national stadium, which is Tottenham’s temporary home while a new venue is being built at White Hart Lane.Tottenham set the tone with its explosive start, producing the third fastest goal since the Premier League’s inception in 1992.After the kickoff, Jan Vertonghen’s high, long pass from inside his own half reached Harry Kane who headed to Dele Alli and the midfielder flicked the ball across for Eriksen to finish.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We prepare that situation,” Pochettino said, “… and give the signal to the opposition that we want to play in the opposition half and dominate the game and put pressure on them.”United should have been more alert, based on its preparations.“After kickoff is ridiculous, especially ridiculous because the players they watched it before, we analyze opponents,” Mourinho said. “The players knew the long ball, they knew Harry Kane normally he is already inside, before the kickoff, he is already inside the opponent. We knew everything and then we don’t press the ball.”Mourinho broke down United’s shortcomings in detail.“One mistake, we don’t clean the ball in the air,” he said. “Second mistake, we don’t win the second ball on the ground. Third mistake, we don’t cover the fullback inside when Eriksen comes. Four mistakes.”It was timed at only 0.1 seconds slower than Alan Shearer’s 10.4-second goal in 2003 for Newcastle against Manchester City. Tottenham does hold the record, with Ledley King netting after 9.9 seconds at Bradford in 2000.“One of the criticisms of ourselves over the last couple of weeks was our slow starts, it was something we wanted to improve on and we definitely did today,” Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier said. “We were in control of the game from beginning to end, we came out and pressed them and didn’t give them any time. They suffered under it.”For a Tottenham side that couldn’t even beat fourth-tier Newport in the FA Cup on Saturday — drawing 1-1 — beating United so convincingly reasserted its top-four credentials.Tottenham is two points outside the Champions League places in fifth, and heads to third-place Liverpool on Sunday. Liverpool felt the full force of Tottenham’s formidable counterattacking potency in October when Juergen Klopp’s side lost 4-1 at Wembley but inconsistency has proved costly.“You can win a game if you’re ready to fight,” Pochettino said, reflecting on a third successive home win over United. 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 “It feels a bit weird to score from your first touch,” Eriksen said after Tottenham’s 2-0 victory.Jose Mourinho watched aghast. “Ridiculous,” was the United manager’s assessment after his conceded for the first time since Dec. 26.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 folkBut not quite as hard to fathom as the second goal.On a night when Mourinho’s side was outrun and new recruit Alexis Sanchez struggled to make an impact, United’s pitiful performance was summed up by the own-goal that sealed Tottenham’s win. Phil Jones inadvertently turned Kieran Trippier’s cross into his own net in the 28th minute when the United defender was under no immediate pressure. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen, center with back to camera, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley stadium in London, England, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)ONDON — Watched by the Premier League’s biggest-ever crowd, Tottenham scored one of the competition’s fastest goals.Manchester United hadn’t even had a chance to touch the ball when Christian Eriksen put the ball in the net after 10.5 seconds at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES View comments Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was rarely troubled by one of the league’s most-expensively assembled teams, with only one save of significance required to block a shot from Romelu Lukaku.With the title appearing unattainable, United will have to settle with locking down second place for the team’s highest-place finish since Alex Ferguson won a record-extending English title in 2013 before retiring.“The distance to the leader was already considerable, even before this match,” Mourinho said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Suns guard Isaiah Canaan breaks ankle in gruesome injury OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Surging Beermen blast Painters in Fajardo’s return

first_imgPBA IMAGESJune Mar Fajardo returned from injury and San Miguel Beer beat Rain or Shine, 109-97, in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup at Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna.The game marked Fajardo’s debut this conference after missing San Miguel’s first nine games due to a shin injury but it was still Christian Standhardinger and Kevin Murphy who led the way for the Beermen.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Standhardiner flirted with another 20-20 game after finishing with 20 points and 18 rebounds on top of four assists and a steal while Murphy led all scorers with 28 points, including 5-of-8 from downtown.Alex Cabagnot also starred with 24 points and eight rebounds off the bench.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 ChrissFajardo, the reigning four-time MVP, did not start as he played only 10 minutes and 19 seconds. He checked into the game at the 10:47 mark of the second quarter.The 28-year-old Fajardo wound up with two points, two rebounds and an assist. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal San Miguel rolled to its fourth consecutive win to improve to 6-4.Maverick Ahanmisi came away with 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the also-ran Elasto Painters, who fell to 2-8.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bates boosts La Salle in win over FEU View commentslast_img read more

GRA admits pharma manufacturers penalised unfairly

first_imgYears of seeking redress are coming to an end after the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) reportedly admitted that indeed, pharmaceutical manufacturing companies using extra neutral alcohol or neutral spirits are victims of paying a tax that was never intended for them on the purchase of the alcohol substrate.After an article appearing in Guyana Times on April 15 detailed reasons why these companies are being wrongfully charged the Excise Tax, a meeting was arranged between the tax body and company representatives to discuss the matter.Guyana Times understands that during the discussions, the GRA admitted that the two major pharmaceutical manufacturing companies – New Guyana Pharmaceutical Company Inc (NEW GPC INC) and Twins Manufacturing Chemists, are victims of a tax not intended for them.Moves are currently afoot to rectify the situation.According to the Excise Tax Act 2005, the tax should have only been charged on alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, petroleum products, and motor vehicles.However, since pharmaceutical manufacturers purchased alcohol of a particular category, they have been paying taxes for all those years despite the fact that they were not involved in the production of alcohol for consumption. That is, “alcoholic beverages”.Twins Manufacturing Chemists had explained to this publication that since the implementation of the Excise Tax, they have been lobbying but to no avail, or at the very least, an explanation for the inconsistency with what is stipulated in the Act and what is being practiced.“Since 2007, we’ve been behind this… the issue is the Excise Tax, it ought to be removed for local manufacturers who are not producing alcoholic beverages,” a company official had said, noting that they never received a single response.The company official had argued that the Excise Tax Act 2005 was not applicable to pharmaceutical manufacturers.“People who are not manufacturing spirits and other alcoholic products, the category Twins and NEW GPC falls into, they are not using these alcohols to make spirits and alcoholic beverages, we are using it to make medicine, we should not have to a pay the Excise Tax, that is our position on the whole matter,” he had stated. As one analyst quipped, a “sin tax” was being applied to a “virtue product”Last year, several manufacturing companies expressed concern over the alarmingly high Excise Tax charged on the neutral spirits they would usually purchase from Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) and had consequently requested the Government’s intervention to alleviate the burden plaguing the local manufacturing sector.Instead of getting relief from paying the 40 per cent in Excise Tax, manufactures were then forced to pay an incredulous 65 per cent in Excise Tax for the neutral spirits they buy locally for use in the production of their goods and services.The alcohol purchased by manufacturers is referred to as extra-neutral alcohol or neutral spirits and is measured in Litres of Pure Alcohol (LPA). At the purchase strength of 96 per cent alcohol v/v (volume-volume percentage), it is considered only suitable for industrial use or further processing.Efforts to contact the GRA and Business Minister Dominic Gaskin for an official comment on the matter proved futile as all calls to their phones went unanswered.last_img read more

‘I just hope United’s defence fully concentrate today!’ – Former OT striker worried

first_imgLiverpool v Man United is live on talkSPORT from 1pm – click here to listen live.Former Man United striker Dion Dublin believes Man United’s defence will have to be on high alert at Anfield when Louis van Gaal’s side take on Liverpool.Two points separate the rivals and Dublin thinks the pace and movement of Philippe Coutinho, Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge, along with the midfield mastery of Steven Gerrard means the United back line are in for a tough afternoon.“When you haven’t got the ball you play at a pace and when you have got the ball you have to play at a pace but it’s more important sometimes to slow it down, start again and assess the situation,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast.“And there’s nobody better in Liverpool’s history at doing that than Steven Gerrard. United will find it hard when they go quick, quick slow.“I just hope United’s defence are concentrating fully today because they’ll need to.”last_img read more

Man held in slaying of woman

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Thedward Candler, 24, of Gardena was charged Monday with one count of murder with the special circumstance of murder during rape and sodomy. The District Attorney’s Elder Abuse Section is handling the case. Prosecutors will decide later whether they will seek the death penalty. Severa Madrona, who had 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, was killed Sept. 18 during her routine morning walk. Her body was found around 8:15 a.m. in the backyard of a home at 152nd Street and Eriel Avenue. She remained unidentified until later that night, when she was reported missing by the daughter and son-in-law who lived with her nearby. EL CAMINO VILLAGE: A Gardena resident is due in court today in the sex assault and death of a 76-year-old. By Denise Nix Staff Writer A man police believe was responsible for sexually assaulting and beating a 76-year-old El Camino Village woman to death last month is expected to be arraigned today in Torrance Superior Court. Tom and Virginia Bernard said they’re relieved Candler is off the street. “I can sleep,” Virginia Bernard said. Her husband said it seems like it’s been a long time since Madrona died and the pain had diminished a bit. But when they found out someone had been arrested in her death, all the emotions came back. “It’s almost as bad as the very first day because you relive – you relive the whole thing,” Bernard said. Sheriff’s homicide Detective Pat Nelson said Candler’s DNA matched forensic evidence recovered at the crime scene. Nelson would not comment further about where the DNA evidence was found. Investigators originally said Madrona was not sexually assaulted. Candler’s DNA was included in the state law enforcement’s database because he was convicted of a drive-by shooting, Nelson said. Details about that crime and the rest of his criminal history were not immediately available. Candler was paroled in August, Nelson said. Nelson said the sheriff’s crime lab gave Madrona’s murder high priority. Once officials identified Candler as a suspect, he was placed under surveillance. He was arrested Thursday. “The fact that this was brought to the resolution that it was, as quickly as it was, was due in part to the team effort of the crime lab, who recognized the danger that this particular predator posed and pulled out all the stops to get the evidence analyzed as quickly as they did,” Nelson said. He also said Lennox sheriff’s deputies who canvassed the neighborhood and distributed fliers with a composite sketch of the suspect were helpful. Nelson added that the composite appeared to look “very close to” Candler. denise.nix@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more