September 18

RHTY&SC cricket teams close off active season with donation to Achievers CC

first_imgTHE ROSE Hall Town Youth and Sport Club (MS) (RHTY&SC) teams, which were actively involved in over 250 community development activities for 2018, closed off the year with a donation to the Achievers Cricket Club of West Berbice.For the year, the 10 teams: King Solomon Logistics Under-12, Poonai Pharmacy Under-13, Farfan & Mendes Under-15, Bakewell Under-17 and Second Division, Pepsi Under-19 and Intermediate, Metro Females, Gizmos & Gadgets Under-21 and First Division, have handed out over $3M worth of cricket bats, balls, stumps, trophies, cycles, gear, scorebooks, medals and special gifts to numerous cricket clubs, schools and young cricketers.Assistant Secretary/CEO of the RHTY&SC MS, Simon Naidu, disclosed that president of the West Berbice-based cricket club, David Black, has written a letter to the club’s Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster requesting a bicycle and three trophies for an award ceremony.The secretary immediately approved the donation and the teams were mandated to fulfil the request. Naidu and National Under-15 player Mahendra Gopilall handed over the bicycle and trophies to Black. Nineteen-year-old Naidu has taken over the daily operation of Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation as Foster fulfils his duties as president of the vibrant Berbice Cricket Board (BCB).Naidu stated that one of the most cherished projects was to assist over 25 youths across Berbice with their own personal bat. These donations were made to assist the Club Secretary/CEO in his effort to return Berbice cricket to its former glory. RHTY&SC, he stated, assisted all clubs whether they supported Foster’s presidency at the BCB or not, as the main objective is to offer sports as an alternative to a life on the road.MORE IN 2019The Assistant Secretary congratulated Achievers on the good job the club was doing in developing the cricketing skills of youths in West Berbice and committed RHTY&SC to doing even more in 2019. Black expressed gratitude to RHTY&SC and its teams for the assistance.RHTYSC was founded in 1990 and over the period has won over 60 major tournaments including twelve in 2018 at all levels. The club which also received the GCB Club-of-the-Year five times, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2016, and has produced numerous players at all levels.last_img read more

September 18

Souhan; Baseball Can Continue for Now [PODCAST]

first_img About Connatix V56490 360p 1080p HD Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip The Miami Marlins had 11 players and 2 coaches test positive for Covid-19 and that has forced at least 2 games to be postponed.  Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON today.  Jim says this outbreak with the Marlins in concerning but baseball was planning some positive cases and has plans in place.  He doesn’t necessarily trust Commissioner Rob Manfred but Jim hopes baseball can continue.  Jim says the NHL and NBA have a better chance of playing without incident due to the bubble plan that they have.  720p HDcenter_img About Connatix V56490 1/1 Auto (360p) The Twins host the Cardinals in their home opener tonight at 7:10, pregame on WJON at 6:30.  Jim isn’t too optimistic about Homer Bailey but does say his appearance in last week’s exhibition game may not be indicative of how good he is.  Jim says Bailey was solid last season with the Royals and A’s.The Vikings vice president of sports medicine Eric Sugarman has tested positive for Covid-19.  He and has family have tested positive and are experiencing mild symptoms to this point.  Jim Souhan says Sugarman hasn’t been around players for awhile and so far no front office staff have tested positive.  Jim doesn’t think there is ever an advantage to testing positive with Covid-19 since we don’t know yet that a person who’s had it has immunity.Enter your number to get our free mobile applast_img read more

September 9

Tipp’s U20 need to keep up intensity ahead of Wexford clash

first_imgPhoto: Enda O’Sullivan Tipperary’s Under 20 will be trying to keep the buzz going for Premier County hurling fans.They go up against Wexford this afternoon in a bid to reach the All Ireland final.Manager Liam Cahill says his players will have to show intensity similar to that in their win over Cork in the Munster final. The game between Tipp and Wexford throws in at 1.45 this afternoon in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny.Tipp FM’s coverage comes in association with Denis O’Reilly Premier Meats, at The Mall Thurles.last_img

August 31

Solskjaer reaping rewards of time, patience at Man Utd, says Moyes

first_img(Reuters) – West Ham United manager David Moyes said yesterday that his Manchester United counterpart Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is building an exciting team having been given time on the job – something the Scot felt he was not afforded at Old Trafford. Moyes, who replaced long-term United manager Alex Ferguson in 2013, was dismissed after only 10 months in charge but the 57-year-old said he was looking forward to returning to his former side for today’s clash.“Ole had a difficult start, but the difference between Ole and me is that he’s being given time. He’s bringing players in from the academy, which United have always stood for,” Moyes told a news conference.“They have got really exciting young players of their own now… It’s a wonderful club and a brilliant place to be, and the biggest club in the world, for me. It’s always a special place to go and I’m looking forward to going back.” Solskjaer’s United were on an unbeaten run of 19 matches in all competitions before losing to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday.West Ham have won their last two league games, scoring seven goals to climb to 16th on 37 points, with two rounds remaining and Premier League survival in sight.“The maths tell us the job isn’t done yet, so we’ve got to prepare and ensure we’re ready for the next game and take the three points if we can,” Moyes said. “We’ve not changed our approach. We’ve trained every day and prepared hard because we want to get better, not just for this season but for the future.”Moyes said Czech midfielder Tomas Soucek, who joined on loan from Slavia Prague in January, was part of his future plans. “He’s a West Ham player, simple as that,” Moyes said.last_img read more

August 31

Game Changer! Yggdrasil launches ‘White Label Studios’

first_img Fredrik ElmqvistUpdating the market, Cherry AB subsidiary Yggdrasil Gaming has announced the launch of its ‘White Label Studios’., allowing its client base to to leverage the games provider’s development arm creating better bespoke games content.Announcing the launch of ‘White Label Studios’, Yggdrasil governance stated that it wanted to ‘’unburden’ industry stakeholders from legacy frameworks, bringing new development concepts to market.Going forward, Yggdrasil clients will require minimal technical competence, as the White Label Studios will handle implementation of games content, requirements for remote game servers access, product testing, certification and content translation.White Label Studio clients will be fully supported by Yggdrasil’s development and platform teams, and will gain further full access to Yggdrasil games inventory and player reporting tools.Yggdrasil CEO Fredrik Elmqvist stated that his firm had made a strategic commitment to its market changing White Label Studio services.“Yggdrasil White Label Studios allows us to make a strategic commitment with operators where we both focus on what we know best. An operator knows its customer base, brand and strategy better than anyone else, and we can now enable and deliver on that with our industry-leading platform and developmental expertise.” Elmqvist stated“Exclusive and customised content is a key differentiator for operators, and it is far more cost-efficient for operators to work in partnership with Yggdrasil to develop this type of content.“White-label solutions have proved extremely popular in this industry when it comes to platform provision, but this is the first time anyone has offered white-label game design. It is going to revolutionise the way slots are developed.” Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal July 23, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Related Articles Share Share Submitlast_img read more

August 14

WHS hosts annual service day throughout the community

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington High School had its annual service day throughout the community Wednesday morning.Each year, the Karla Defore Leadership Class organizes the event in which the whole high school will scatter throughout the community to participate in a cleanup or a structural improvement. There were 17 groups going to various places such as the golf course, the elementary schools, Worden Park, Sellers Park, Memorial Auditorium, “Friends of Charity” and other places making improvements to the community for which they live.Some were assigned to work at the high school making care packages and cleaning up their own surrounds. The event lasted from 9 to 11:15 a.m.To see pictures of various students participating in the work day, click here. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

January 6

Arnold is right

first_imgRe: “Governor stuns Hispanic journalists” (June 15): I applaud Gov. Schwarzenegger for his bold statement that immigrants should avoid Spanish-language media if they want to learn English quickly. It has been proven that immersion into a new language is one of the best ways for a person to learn. I was told by the Spanish instructors I had in college that the best way for us to learn the language was to watch Spanish television each day, especially the newscast. Our governor said nothing wrong in his comment. The only thing that I took exception with were the comments of Pilar Marrero, political editor of La Opi ion, when she said that many Hispanics didn’t have time to learn English as “they’re too busy working.” Hispanics are too busy to learn the dominant language in the country where they are permanently living? – John Horn Glendale Unjust enrichment Re: “DWP’s greatest rip-off” (June 13): When the city purchased its water system from the private water company in 1902, Angeleno ratepayers/taxpayers became the system’s shareholders. Under control of the City Council, rates could be, and have been, lower than the private sector and instead of dividends, profits from a reasonable return could be, and have been, transferred to the city’s general fund and used to lessen the city’s other taxes. The court’s ruling essentially holds that the various governmental entity plaintiffs, using taxpayer funds, overpaid the DWP. It must follow that the taxpayers of those entities are entitled to any refunds. To allow the entities to retain the funds plainly would be as much of an unjust enrichment as the DWP overcharges. If the decision is upheld on appeal, taxpayers should be prepared to file the appropriate claims. – David J. Oliphant Granada Hills It’s a no-brainer Re: “Los Angeles may vote for change” (June 14): Los Angeles has the opportunity to make its elections more efficient, more effective and more democratic with instant runoff voting (IRV). IRV allows voters the freedom to rank candidates, 1-2-3. No more worrying about vote-splitting or forcing a multimillion-dollar runoff. If a candidate receives a majority of first preferences, s/he wins, just like now. Otherwise, subsequent preferences are used to determine the majority winner – instantly. IRV consolidates two elections into one, meaning only one round of campaign mailers and annoying phone calls at dinnertime. Just think: IRV saves money and saves trees. It’s a no-brainer. – Lynne Serpe Los Angeles Unhealthy hospital Re: “Molina says health officials risking lives” (June 13): I read the story about Edith Rodriguez two days ago, and am still furious. One of the most disgusting things I’ve ever heard of. King-Drew Hospital is an abomination. It needs to be closed down – now. Everyone on duty in the emergency room at the time this happened, from doctors to janitors, should be banned from ever working in any kind of medical facility again. They should all be held accountable, both criminally and financially. The 911 operators should be held accountable as well. Edith Rodriguez didn’t die at King-Drew, she was murdered. – Bill Insley Canyon Country An LAUSD priority Re: “Culture shock for LAUSD” (June 15): Let me suggest one more thing to Superintendent Brewer’s plan to fix LAUSD: Correct the payroll system so people actually get paid for their work. – Venida Korda Van Nuys160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Granada Hills Golden pants Re: “Pants suit: Judge asks $54 million for pair” (News Lite, June 14): How much would Washington, D.C., administrative law judge Roy Pearson sue for if he felt he got a wrong suit back? Perhaps an immediate and thorough review of the required qualifications for his position should take place. – Everett P. Harrington last_img read more

December 28

AIG to pay $1.64 billion

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The settlement does not cover Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, the company’s former chairman and chief executive who was named in the suit but who has pledged to fight it in court. While acknowledging the civil misconduct and facing a huge fine, AIG at the same time escapes the threat that a criminal case could have been brought. The Justice Department said AIG’s agreement spares the company criminal prosecution in exchange for its cooperation with the ongoing federal criminal investigation. Shareholders welcomed the announcement, sending AIG shares up 74 cents, or 1.1 percent, to close at $67.12 Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. AIG said that under the settlement it will pay $800 million for investors who were deceived by AIG’s accounting tactics, including a $100 million penalty to the SEC. In addition, it will pay $375 million to AIG policyholders, $344 million to states harmed by AIG’s practices from 1986 to 1995 involving state workers’ compensation funds, and fines of $100 million to the state of New York and $25 million to the U.S. Justice Department. NEW YORK – American International Group Inc., one of the world’s largest insurance companies, has agreed to pay $1.64 billion to resolve allegations that it used deceptive accounting practices to mislead investors and regulatory agencies. The deal – believed to be the biggest concluded by regulators with a single company – also requires the New York-based firm to adopt changes in its business practices that will ensure proper accounting procedures in the future. AIG said in a statement that the settlement was approved by its board “in the best interest of the company.” The pact announced Thursday settles a civil lawsuit filed last May by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer with backing from the New York State Insurance Department and the U.S. Justice Department. The Securities and Exchange Commission, which also worked with Spitzer on the investigation, filed and settled allegations of accounting fraud with the company simultaneously. AIG said it would take a $1.15 billion after-tax charge in its upcoming fourth-quarter earnings report to cover the settlement. It also announced that it would take a $1.1 billion after-tax charge to increase its reserves to reflect the completion of a recently concluded internal risk study. AIG said that as part of the deal, it also has agreed “to retain for a period of three years an independent consultant who will conduct a review” of the company’s accounting and internal controls. Donald Light, senior insurance analyst with Celent, a Boston-based research and consulting company, said the settlement “means AIG’s board and management is off the hook for anything worse … such as a criminal case.” He added: “They’re paying a lot of money for that, but AIG is huge and this amounts to less than 2 percent of shareholders’ equity.” Spitzer told The Associated Press in an interview, “This is a company that didn’t have to cheat. But once they began, they found it hard to stop. And like an addict, they grew dependent on financial gamesmanship that could ultimately destroy the company.” He said that the new business practices AIG was adopting would improve the market for property and casualty insurance in the United States by creating “a new level of transparency in the market that all consumers will benefit from. The SEC’s enforcement director, Linda Thomsen, noted that the investigation looked at the entire industry and centered on misuse of specialized insurance vehicles, such as reinsurance. “While this settlement concludes our investigation of AIG, our investigation continues with respect to others who may have participated in AIG’s securities-laws violations,” she said. The settlement with AIG exceeds many of the fines the SEC imposed following a wave of corporate scandals in 2002, including civil fines and restitution of $750 million for WorldCom Inc., $715 million for Adelphia Communications Corp. and $300 million for Time Warner Inc. It also surpasses the $850 million settlement Spitzer reached last year with New York-based Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., the nation’s largest property and casualty brokerage, over allegations of bid rigging and price fixing as well as hidden commissions. AIG was among the companies that allegedly participated in the bid-rigging scheme, and four former AIG executives were among 20 insurance executives and officers who have pleaded guilty to charges, Spitzer’s office said. Besides naming AIG, Spitzer’s suit alleged that Greenberg and former chief financial officer, Howard I. Smith, orchestrated the scheme. Greenberg, who resigned from AIG in March, has repeatedly insisted that he followed proper accounting procedures during his 38 years at the helm of AIG. Smith, too, has denied wrongdoing, and neither of the men was involved in the negotiations with the SEC and Spitzer. In a statement issued late Thursday, Greenberg’s spokesman Howard Opinsky said a “white paper” issued by Greenberg’s legal team last summer “debunked many of the allegations” of the regulators. He added: “The suggestion in the attorney general’s public comments that Mr. Greenberg may have been involved in any wrongdoing is false. We are confident that when the debate moves from the newspaper to the courts, Mr. Greenberg will be vindicated.” The accounting scandal centered on transactions that AIG under Greenberg concluded with Berkshire Hathaway’s General Re. insurance group. In its filing, the SEC said the $500 million transactions in 2000 and 2001 “were designed to inflate falsely AIG’s loss reserves … in order to quell analyst criticism that AIG’s reserves had been declining.” Three former Gen Re executives and one former AIG executive were indicted last week in connection with the deceptive accounting scheme. Greenberg was replaced as chief executive by Martin Sullivan, who oversaw the restatement of AIG’s earnings back to 2000. The revisions knocked some $2 billion off shareholders’ equity and nearly $4 billion off its profits. Sullivan said in a statement Thursday that the settlement marked “a major step forward in resolving the legal and regulatory issues facing AIG.” He said the company was “committed to business practices that provide transparency and fairness in the insurance market.” 160Want 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

December 27

‘I wanted to do more’ – Arsene Wenger unhappy with Arsenal transfer dealings

first_img1 Arsene Wenger admitted he is not completely satisfied with Arsenal’s transfer business and wanted more defensive reinforcements. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arrived in a club-record £56 million move on deadline day, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan swapped places at Manchester United with Alexis Sanchez.However, a late move for West Brom Jonny Evans fell through and Wenger lamented the lack of defensive options at his disposal.“I couldn’t do everything. I wanted to do more,” he said.“I believe we have to find an internal solution to our defensive problems, and that means everyone putting more effort in. But overall I am happy with the way things went in the transfer market.”The Gunners were stunned by a rampant Swansea City side on Tuesday night as they were thrashed 3-1 in South Wales.Asked if he regretted not signing a defender, the Frenchman conceded: “Yes, because our defensive numbers are not good enough.“That’s where we needed some possible strengthening as well.“We have to improve our defensive numbers.“We want to go in the top four. We have to improve our offensive numbers and defensive numbers.” Wenger wanted to bring in Jonny Evans from West Brom on deadline day last_img read more

December 25

WWII vet doesn’t need movie; he lived it

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’“But I’m thinking about going to see this one,” the 83-year-old Woodland Hills resident said Wednesday. “I’ve read excerpts from the book. This one is different.” The movie he’s talking about is “Flags of Our Fathers,” a best-selling book that has been made into a movie directed by Oscar-winner Clint Eastwood. It depicts the lives of the six Marines who raised the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima, a moment captured by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal and recorded forever in history. From what he’s read, the movie is not so much about death and war as it is about life and the curse of forced fame, McCaffrey says. Not exactly a war movie. More a human tragedy. He was there that day in 1945 – a 21-year-old 2nd lieutenant sitting in a foxhole, a quarter-mile from where Easy Company erected the flag on Mount Suribachi. “You could feel everyone’s spirits rise, and a surge of pride come out of every foxhole,” says McCaffrey, who coached football and track at Van Nuys, Canoga Park and Taft High schools before he retired in 1980. “Everyone cheered, and the battleships at sea blew their horns. We were all filled with pride, but none of us thought it would be such a monumental moment in history.” During his 30-year career as an educator, he never talked about war with the boys he coached, McCaffrey said. He just couldn’t. “What was to talk about?” McCaffrey asked. “How you survived and your friends didn’t? How you got lucky, and they didn’t? A lot of us have carried that guilt around.” The history books say that more than 6,800 Americans died in the 36-day battle for that eight-square-mile island in February and March 1945. In less than a week on Iwo Jima, McCaffrey went from a rookie replacement officer to commander of Dog Company, 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines. It wasn’t that he was so good. It was that he was still alive. “There were nine or 10 officers in the company,” he says. “I was the last one who hadn’t been killed or wounded. My command lasted exactly one day.” With his gunnery sergeant standing next to him, company commander McCaffrey looked through a pair of binoculars on a dark night when a shell exploded in the sky above, silhouetting his body to a sniper. “The bullet went through my hand, shattered the binoculars, and it went into my left eye,” McCaffrey says. At dawn, he was airlifted to a hospital on Guam before being sent home to a naval hospital in Long Beach. World War II was over for McCaffrey, but he enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves and was later sent to Korea for a year. Two wars in a span of eight years. McCaffrey had seen enough of the real thing. He didn’t need to see the movie. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The former coach has never seen a war movie. When you’ve seen the real thing, why would you want to? He doesn’t need to sit in a darkened movie theater to be reminded of the buddies he lost in World War II and Korea, Jack McCaffrey says. Guys who never got to raise a family, have a career, retire and go fishing. Guys who never got the chance to grow old. No, when you’ve seen the real thing, you don’t need to see a war movie. last_img read more