Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Cody Allen throws during the eighth inning of Game 3 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Chicago Cubs, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, in Chicago. APCLEVELAND — The Indians got it right with four pitchers on Friday.Cleveland reached agreement on 2017 contracts with closer Cody Allen, starter Danny Salazar and relievers Bryan Shaw and Zach McAllister, four right-handers who were eligible for arbitration and are key members on one of baseball’s deepest pitching staffs.ADVERTISEMENT Allen will make $7.35 million next season, a major jump from the $4.15 million he earned in 2016, when he recorded 32 saves in 34 tries and further established himself as a top-flight finisher. The 28-year-old has averaged 30 saves in the past three years.The Indians also avoided salary arbitration with Salazar ($3.4 million), who went 11-6 with a 3.87 ERA last season but was slowed late in the year and limited in the playoffs by a forearm strain. He earned $546,200 last season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnShaw ($4.6 million) has been a workhorse for Cleveland, appearing in at least 70 games in each of the past four seasons. He made $2.75 million in 2016.McAllister went 3-2 with a 3.44 ERA in 53 games last season for the AL champions, earning $1.3 million. McAllister has been a starter and reliever during his six seasons with Cleveland, which acquired him from the New York Yankees in 2010. The 28-year-old had one trip to the disabled list in 2016 but was otherwise one of Cleveland’s steadiest relievers. The Indians reached deals on Thursday with starter Trevor Bauer ($3.55 million) and reliever Dan Otero ($1.55 million).Cleveland agreed to a $4.3 million, one-year deal with outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall. Another outfielder Brandon Guyer, asked for a raise from $1,185,000 to $2.3 million in arbitration and was offered $1.9 million.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal LATEST STORIES Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member View comments Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Belga loses sleep over crucial turnover in OT loss Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite
Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member MOST READ In the co-main event, Australian Martin Nguyen dazzled in a quick work of Japanese veteran Kazunori Yokota.Nguyen decked Yokota with a timely overhand right before pummelling him for the first round stoppage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnMeanwhile, Filipino lightweight fighter Vaughn Donayre continued his downward spiral after yielding to Vincent Latoel by unanimous decision.Donayre has now dropped seven of his last eight fights, including four in a row. He lost to Singapore’s Amir Khan by submission in his previous outing two months ago. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:57Duterte wants ‘one-on-one’ talk with Joma Sison01:28‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite No. 1 Kerber admits pressure on Grand Slam defense Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims LATEST STORIES Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Buoyed by their hometown crowd, Indonesian fighters Sunoto and Stefer Rahardian emerged victorious.Sunoto scored a first-round stoppage over Cambodia’s Chan Heng in their bantamweight clash while Rahardian downed Jerome Paye by unanimous decision in the flyweight division.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Filipino Rene Catalan applies the armbar to defeat Adrian Matheis in their strawweight bout. Photo from ONE ChampionshipUndefeated Russian fighter Vitaly Bigdash outclassed Burmese challenger Aung La N Sang to retain his ONE middleweight world title in the headliner of ONE: Quest for Power Saturday in Jakarta, Indonesia.Bigdash dominated N Sang from the get-go, connecting on combinations and landing elbows on the mat, en route to a unanimous decision win, his ninth overall.ADVERTISEMENT Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal But while Donayre faded, another Filipino in Rene Catalan shone.Catalan submitted Adrian Matheis with an armbar at the 2:08 mark of the second round in their strawweight bout.The keenly-awaited duel between lightweight contenders Georgi Stoyanov and Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev ended in a No Contest. Stoyanov was unable to continue after getting hit with an ill-advised technical ground kick.In the most exciting fight of the evening, Igor Subora edged Sherif Mohamed via unanimous decision. The two light heavyweights went toe-to-toe for three rounds but it was Subora’s superior stand-up game made the difference as he effectively used his boxing to keep the smaller Mohamed out of reach.Dutch featherweight Anthony Engelen, who is based in Jakarta, needed only a minute and 42 seconds to knock out his Malaysian foe AJ Lias Mansor. Engelen unloaded a combination while Mansor was pressed against the cage before a crushing right sealed the early stoppage.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
But Bayer was to rue missing other chances when Jakub Blaszczykowski grabbed another equaliser for Wolfsburg. It was Wolfsburg’s fourth straight draw since Martin Schmidt took over as coach. Both sides remained in the bottom half of the table, as Bayer are 12th on nine points while Wolfsburg sit in 14th on eight. Werder Bremen was seeking its first league win this season in the late game against visiting Borussia Monchengladbach but suffered a 2-0 loss. MISSED CHANCES BERLIN (AP): Jamaican forward Leon Bailey played all 90 minutes but could not get on the score sheet for Bayer Leverkusen in their 2-2 home draw with VfL Wolfsburg yesterday. Wolfsburg twice came from behind to get a share of the points, in a result that helps neither team after disappointing starts to the German Bundesliga. Bayer took the lead through Lars Bender after the home side dominated the opening half-hour. The goal sparked a reaction from the visitors and Divock Origi duly equalised before the break. Argentine striker Lucas Alario restored Leverkusen’s lead with a cool finish to Wendell’s cross after Kevin Volland played the Brazilian defender through.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC: Player-of-the-Match Hayley Matthews and fast bowler Shakera Selman turned in handy performances, as West Indies Women trounced Sri Lanka Women by 71 runs in the opening Twenty20 International on Thursday night. Matthews stroked a run-a-ball 37 to propel the hosts to 140 for four off their 20 overs before Selman snatched two for six from three overs, to limit the Sri Lankans to 69 for seven off their quota of overs. The contest proved a stroll for the reigning World champions, extending their dominance from their clean sweep of the one-day series in Trinidad last week. Sent in at Coolidge Cricket Ground, Matthews spearheaded a 67-run, opening stand off 63 deliveries with captain Stafanie Taylor whose 31 came from 29 balls with three boundaries. The right-handed Matthews had counted five fours when she was stumped in the 11th over off left-arm spinner Inoka Ranaweera, who claimed two for 35. Her dismissal sparked a slide which saw four wickets tumble for 39 runs in the space of 38 balls, as West Indies Women slipped to 106 for four in the 17th over. Former captain Merissa Aguilleira then arrived to stroke a 19-ball unbeaten 22, while Britney Cooper struck a four and a six in 20 not out off 11 deliveries, as they provided a late flourish with an unbroken 34-run, fifth wicket stand. Selman then shocked the Sri Lanka top order, removing openers Yasoda Mendis (0) and Chamari Atapattu (1) in successive overs, to reduce the tourists to nine for two in the third over. Ama Kanchana tried to revive the innings with a top score of 17 off 21 balls but found little support, as no other batsman reached double figures. Off-spinner Anisa Mohammed kept the pressure on with a pair of wickets from her four overs which cost 14 runs, while seamer Deandra Dottin stifled the middle order with a spell of one for six from three overs. The second match is scheduled for the same venue at 6:30 p.m. today.
One doesn’t have to look very far to notice an increase the number of economic, construction and other developmental activities taking place in Guyana. Developmental activities are necessary to improve the quality of our lives; however, they need to be conducted in a manner which will not compromise the quality of the environment and human health. Further, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established to manage, conserve, protect and improve our envi-ronment. Therefore, certain types of activities need to be authorised by the EPA. These include:Construction of roadsHotels, inns, resorts, guest housesPorts and habour developmentDevelopment of industrial complexes/estatesDevelopment of water distribution facilitiesPower generation plantsWater treatment facilitiesVulcanising shopsAuto electrical/mechanical workshopsFacilities which store, treat or dispose of wasteBody work/spray painting operationRice processing plantMining activities (sand, bauxite, gold, diamond, rock, etc)Pulp and paper processingCement production and bagging plantsAsphalt/bitumen plantsPaint and ink manufacturingExtraction of forest resourcesPetroleum explorationPharmaceuticals manufacturing, etcNB – This list is not exhaustive!What is an environmental authorisation?Environmental authorisation (EA) is an Environmental Permit, a prescribed process licence, a construction permit or an operation permit granted by the EPA.Why is the environmental authorisation necessary?Having a valid environmental authorisation for certain types of activities is required by law; the Environmental Protection Act Chapter 20:05, Laws of Guyana. It also provides major benefits to the environment, human health and to secure your investment. The process ensures that development is conducted in the most sustainable way possible by mandating investors to identify the major impacts of an investment project and determine the best measures or alternatives that can be put in place to prevent or mitigate negative impacts.Additionally, through environmental authorisation process, it is determined whether or not and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is needed be-fore granting the Environmental Permit. This is another important process which is required to be completed by investors who are planning projects that will have significant adverse effects on environmental, social and eco-nomic well-being.Reduce conflictsAn environmental authorisation has many long-term advantages, even for the investor; you will be guided on addressing impacts before they even occur. This helps to save time and money, as it prevents conflicts that may arise not only between investors and authorities but also between the inves-tors and residents. An EA also legally protects your investment.It’s illegal to be operating without a valid environmental au-thorisationIn order to continue to enjoy benefits of sound environmental management and economic growth, investors need to have their permits renewed. This allows the Environmental Protection Agency to carry on monitoring project activities to ensure that they are conducted sustainably. You should apply for renewal of your permit at least six months prior to its expiration date. The Agency is currently requesting all persons who have expired environmental authorisation to have their permits renewed. You have until February 28, 2019, to come into compliance after which the Agency will be enforcing against defaulters.If you are renewing your application and have made any adjust-ments to your operations, the Agency needs to be notified of same.Environmental Authorisation protects the Environ-ment…and your business!You can make contact to the Agency on 225-5471-2; www.epaguyana.org or epaguyana on Facebook, Ganges Street, Sophia, GEORGETOWN should you have questions regarding Environmental Authorisation
MOST READ Pagasa sees cloudy skies, scattered rain showers in volcanic eruption-hit areas Air quality in NCR now improving after Taal ashfall ‘People evacuated on their own’ Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee “It’s a bucket,” reserve Abdel Nader said. “He’s been doing it all year, especially at the end of games.”Paul scored 20 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 111-103 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The game was tied at 103 before Paul made consecutive mid-range jumpers, the shot he repeatedly knocked down in the fourth quarter. The Nets never scored again. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander closed out the scoring with four free throws, after making a jumper to open OT.Gilgeous-Alexander added 22 points for the Thunder, who bounced back from a loss Monday in Philadelphia to win for the sixth time in seven games. Steven Adams had 10 points and 18 rebounds as Oklahoma City wrapped up a 3-1 road trip without Danilo Gallinari, who rested a calf injury. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist More than 40 quakes hound areas reeling from Taal Volcano’s eruption Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul (3) reacts after hitting a three-point shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in New York. The Thunder defeated the Nets 111-103 in overtime. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — Chris Paul kept dribbling through traffic, always trying to get to that old familiar spot from where he has punished opponents for 15 years.Every time he did, one of his teammates had the same thought.ADVERTISEMENT US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record high Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments ‘People evacuated on their own’ Read Next LATEST STORIES SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption “We fought hard and we knew this was a big game,” Paul said, “and we always say you can’t win them all without winning the first one or the second one or whatnot, and we wanted to go home 3-1. So, good win.”Taurean Prince scored 21 points and Caris LeVert had 20 in his second game back from right thumb surgery, but the Nets dropped their seventh straight. Spencer Dinwiddie had 14 points, but he struggled early and late in a 6 for 21 night.The Nets had a seven-point lead with under 3 1/2 minutes left in regulation before Paul scored 10 points in a 12-5 surge that tied it at 101 on his jumper with 47 seconds left. He lost the ball on a drive with 11 seconds remaining to give the Nets a chance, but Dinwiddie missed a free throw after getting fouled before the inbound pass, then was off on a short jumper before the buzzer.“Obviously the two last shots are very disappointing because we had a chance to win. That’s extremely disheartening,” Dinwiddie said. “My teammates trusted me to make those plays and I didn’t. This one is on me for sure.”Prince made his first five shots, including four 3-pointers, but the Thunder got the better of it when the teams went to their benches and opened an eight-point lead in the second quarter before taking a 49-48 lead to the locker room.ADVERTISEMENT Dinwiddie, who started 0 for 7, and LeVert then scored eight apiece in the third, carrying Brooklyn to a 77-74 lead going to the final period. That was all ruined by 1-for-8 shooting in OT.“We played some really good basketball. That’s the shame about it,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “The defense was pretty good. Obviously, Chris Paul hit some tough, big shots at the end of the game. But we scored, I think, two points in overtime. Our offense is just not where it needs to be.”TIP-INSThunder: Coach Billy Donovan said Gallinari was sore and he wanted to rest the forward for the busy month ahead. Oklahoma City plays 17 games in January and doesn’t have a single stretch of more than one day off in between games. … Dennis Schroder finished with 14 points but was just 5 for 15.Nets: Kyrie Irving missed his 25th straight game with his right shoulder injury. Coach Kenny Atkinson said he and his point guard are on the same page about the injury, even though Irving said Saturday he had bursitis in the shoulder and Atkinson had previously denied a report that he did. … The Nets began a stretch of seven home games out of eight, and won’t even require a flight for the lone road game, a trip to Philadelphia for a Jan. 15 game.RUSSELL’S RETURNDonovan wasn’t ready to ponder the thoughts of a rested Russell Westbrook making his first trip back to Oklahoma City on Thursday. Houston coach Mike D’Antoni plans to rest Westbrook on Wednesday in Atlanta so he’ll be fresh for the second night of a back-to-back. “We’re worried about Brooklyn right now,” he said before the game. “We’ll cross that bridge when we get there.”TOO CHALLENGING?Donovan predicted that the coach’s challenge, added this season on a one-year experimental basis, wouldn’t return next season. He said it leaves coaches second-guessing themselves over when to use it, because they only get one even if their challenge was correct.“My guess would be is you’re probably going to have a lot of the league is going to vote to not have it, would be my guess,” Donovan said.UP NEXTThunder: Return home to face Houston on Thursday.Nets: Host Miami on Friday. Carmelo Anthony hits winner as Trail Blazers escape Raptors Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc
Dear Editor,The crime situation continues to haunt us and many people are investing heavily to protect their properties and lives with the use of security cameras to identify criminals or raise alarms, amongst other things. Most people installing Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) security cameras would install the cameras at positions that makes it impossible to identify someone unless the person could be recognized by his/her physical structure and in many cases, it’s impossible.People should not be fooled with what is shown in the CSI Television series, technology is not available as yet to enhance bad footage so in order to get a decent image, the camera must be very close. It doesn’t matter if people could touch the cameras because if they do they are being recorded.The standard recording for most dvr’s [digital video recorder’s] is 24 frames per second (fps), that is like taking 24 photos in a second and playing it back thus you get the videos and depending on the setting of the dvr, you could record 30 fps which is a far better quality when replaying. There are also videos editing programs available that could be used to scrutinize the videos properly to get the best images.While there are many places that you could go to get different types of security systems to purchase, the real shocker is when you query the prices. Believe it or not, these people are increasing the values of a security system by four times and those installing it are charging a tremendous amount and when you look at the way they install the system, you start to wonder what is the purpose for the cameras because you could know that they wouldn’t get proper footages.If this government is serious about fighting crime, they should get a mechanism in place to let citizens get security cameras at an affordable rate because the prices are jacked up tremendously.If almost everyone could install a security system it would enhance the fight against crime greatly. Take the recent crime that was committed against the M&M Snackette.The robbers had on face masks to prevent people from knowing their identity but I don’t believe that they would walk from their home with their face blocked to commit a crime and if they do that they would draw attention to themselves.I’m quite sure the police will be looking at houses nearby with security cameras to see if they have footage of the criminals passing before/after they commit the crime.In order to help fight against crime, let security systems be more easily obtainable, so that many people could get cameras easily and help each other.Yours truly,Sahadeo Bates
1 Cristian Tello in training with Barcelona Long-term Liverpool target Cristian Tello has joined Porto on a two-season loan deal, Barcelona have confirmed.Porto have paid the Catalan giants a fee, believed to be around £1.6m, and will have the option to sign him outright for £6.5m, although Barcelona will be able to cancel that clause after the end of his first season in Portugal.The winger will be reunited with his former Spain Under-21 manager Julen Lopetegui, who is now in charge of the Portuguese titans.The 22-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Liverpool during the January transfer window, and he has previously attracted interest from Arsenal.
Former Manchester United manager David Moyes Former Manchester United boss David Moyes has received a boost in his pursuit of the Real Sociedad job after ex-Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella ruled himself out of the running.The La Liga side are on the hunt for a new manager after sacking Jagoba Arrasate, who claimed just six points from 10 games this season.The club has reportedly devised a three-man shortlist of Moyes, Sabella and former West Brom boss Pepe Mel.However Sabella, who led Argentina to the final of last summer’s World Cup in Brazil, has now turned down the chance to be considered for the role.“I received a proposal, indeed,” Sabella told Cadena Cope.“I am grateful to La Real, but I have to recharge my batteries before anything, due to the last three years being very demanding with the team [Argentina].” 1
1 Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hit back at comments from ex-Liverpool stars Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness about his players following their Champions League exit.The Sky Sports pundits slated some of Mourinho’s men for their conduct during a 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain, which saw them bow out on away goals.But the Portuguese has claimed the duo have short memories and have forgotten their own behaviour from their playing days.Mourinho said: “The world is a bit strange, maybe because of diet and the quality of product we are eating, memories are getting shorter.“When Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness are speaking about it it’s because they’re having a problem for sure.“Jamie stopped playing a couple of years ago and in two years he has forgotten everything on the pitch.”On Souness, who was manager at Benfica prior to Mourinho working there, the Blues boss said: “I know a lot about him. I know so much about him.” Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho