first_imgCITING MVP Track and Field Club head coach Stephen Francis as a role model, former 400 metres World champion Bert Cameron is blazing a new trail at the Mico University College. He says helping athletes forge the link between education and sports led him to the Mico University College, where he started a new job as head coach of the institution’s athletics programme on Monday. The former Jamaica quarter-miler and the Marescaux Road-based institution, this summer, forged a partnership in which his club, Cameron Blazers, will work from Mico, with Cameron being head of its athletics programme. “They’re no more time wasters. When this thing is finished, the sports part, these girls and boys need something to fall back on, and I want to know I helped to set a foundation for them, so this is a blessing,” Cameron, who is also director of athletics at Sts Peter and Paul Prep School, told The Gleaner. Cameron, whose senior athletes used to train at the National Stadium, said finding a home of his own and working with intercollegiate athletes was important and something for which he admired Francis, whose club is based at the University of Technology. “It’s something Stephen Francis is doing. (He’s) somebody I admire. If I am ever going to have a role model, then I think that is the way for many of these kids – let them know the value of an education, plus being an athlete. “At least the student-athletes will be running for Mico, not just running track, and giving them the opportunity to get an education,” he said, adding that Minister without Portfolio with Responsibility for Sport Natalie Neita-Headley had suggested the tertiary institution. “The minister put the idea in my head. Mico is just down the road, and we pass it every day, and they do well in sports, but their track team is just not up there yet,” he admitted. Among the athletes who will be working with Cameron are World Junior 400m hurdles and Youth Olympic Games 100m hurdles winner, Jaheel Hyde; 2013 World Championships 4x400m relay silver medallist, Javere Bell; World Youth 400m bronze medallist, Tiffany James, formerly of Papine High; Girls’ Championships 400m Class One champion, Dawnalee Loney, formerly of Balaclava and Camperdown High; and St Jago’s 2015 Girls Champs 400m hurdles winner, Genekee Leith. Hyde, who turned professional earlier this year, is a registered student of the University of the West Indies, Mona. Cameron said while Hyde continues to work with his hurdles coach from Wolmer’s Boys’ School, Christopher Harley, a decision had not yet been made as to what event the versatile athlete would finally settle on. However, he said the 18-year-old was interested in competing at next year’s World Junior Championships in Kazan, Russia. Mico’s Director of Sports, Raymond Graham, said he had a good relationship with Cameron, with whom he worked closely while they both worked at St Jago High School in St Catherine – Graham as coach of the girls’ team and Cameron coach of the boys’. “Right now, all the sports at Mico are doing well, and track and field is my baby, and we’re not doing well,” said Graham. “I was hesitant because sometimes everybody wants something for themselves. He didn’t have a place for himself. Both parties will be helped, and we will be a force in intercollegiate sports. His (Cameron) name alone will inspire the students at Mico,” he added. Cameron replaced former coach Michael Russell, who also worked with Graham at both coach’s alma mater, Kingston College. “It’s a new direction. He’s a (Russell) good friend, but in life … we have to make decisions, and we parted ways amicably. It wasn’t anything personal. It wasn’t working, and we need fresh ideas.”last_img read more

first_imgExecutives of the Guyana Manufacturing and Service Association (GMSA) recently met with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) with the aim of reviewing tax measures. Through an official release, the body highlighted that it engaged GRA Commissioner General Godfrey Statia on the impact several Value Added Tax (VAT) measures have on the manufacturing sector.The GMSA was led by its President, Shyam Nokta and including board member Ramesh Dookhoo and chair of the Forestry and Wood Processing Sub-Sector Rafeek Khan. They met with the GRA team on August 16, 2018.This meeting followed the GMSA already registering several concerns to Finance Minister Winston Jordan in June this year regarding the impact of the amendment to the VAT Act in January on some sections of the manufacturing sector withGMSA President, Shyam Noktaspecial focus on exports.According to the GMSA, the amendment contradicted what Minister Jordan said in his budget speech. The GMSA held that the forestry and wood processing sector are affected by VAT which it says serves as a dis-incentive to producers who primarily manufacture for export.“It comes at a time when the forestry and wood processing sector is facing several challenges, including the deplorable state of interior roads and when there is strong push for more value adding to target external markets,” the manufacturing body noted.According to the release, the Commissioner General indicated that in keeping with the Minister’s pledge of no new taxes, the Amendment was intended to improve administrative efficiency of VAT administration that GRA is exploring ways to address the issue and requested that the GMSA explore other avenues with as opposed to “making broad statements”.The GMSA however, said that VAT is adversely impacting key economic sectors. It said too that it took the opportunity to raise other issues pertaining to tax administration, including the implementation of the new scanner system and processing times.The body said that it put forward a request for incentives for manufacturers inGRA Commissioner General Godfrey Statiarelation to energy and renewable energy technologies, in addition to a list of procedural issues relative to facilitating the smooth flow of businesses.The body also addressed the excise duty on Indigenous wines in keeping with the Government-stated policy of incentivising local manufacturing in addition to the excise taxes on Shandy whereby the current structure is not in line with other Caribbean territories which “disadvantaged Guyana’s producers”. The GMSA said it remains hopeful that the GRA will give active consideration to the issues raised and make recommendations to the Finance Minister on the way forward.last_img read more

first_img– unlicensed gun, ammo found An unlicensed firearm with matching ammunition along with a spent shell was unearthed by law enforcement officers following a high-speed chase between them and two men who were in a white Toyota Premio motorcar in the streets of Georgetown on Friday afternoon.One of the two suspects is a known felon, Police said.During the high-speed chase, ranks noticed that a gun was thrown from the car in which the men were in at the corners of Smyth and Hadfield Street, Georgetown.Reports are at about 14:30h, a police patrol unit noticed the known felon in the car acting in a suspicious manner and approached the vehicle. Realising that the police vehicle was approaching, the two suspects tried to escape by driving away.As a result of this, the ranks in pursuit called for backup and another police patrol vehicle arrived to render assistance and the chase commenced.The men were eventually cornered and the two live rounds and a spent shell were found inside of the car. The police subsequently picked up the gun which the men had thrown out and found it to be a .32 revolver.According to the police, the two men are in custody pending charges and are also being questioned in relation to several other offences including armed robberies.last_img read more

first_imgA fire early Wednesday morning completely razed a building which was converted into a storage bond at Patentia, West Bank Demerara (WBD). Reports are the fire started at about 06:30h at a Lot 21 East Patentia Housing Scheme building, which was recently converted into a bond. Guyana Times was told that mostly electronic items and cosmetics were stored in the bond. At the time of the fire, two vehicles were parked in the yard – one of which bore no registration plates. Both vehicles were torched by the fire.Fire Service rank battling to contain the early morning blazeThis publication understands the building belonged to Roopnarine Satnarine, who is the proprietor of Body Line Beauty World and Price Buster Trading in America Street, Georgetown.When this publication arrived at the scene, fire service ranks were attempting to contain the blaze while Police investigators were on site gathering information. A next door neighbour, Fredrick Williams, who was shaken by the ordeal, recalled that he was preparing meals just as the event unfolded.“I was in the kitchen preparing meals when my dog kept barking. When I followed the dog and it go to the side of the building… when I looked across I basically saw smoke across in the nieghbour’s yard and I ran out to the road and alarmed everybody else,” Williams noted.He told Guyana Times that he then contacted the Fire Service which responded quickly and managed to contain the blaze.Williams, however, suffered some losses as his house was also scorched by the flames.“The whole one side get torched, a few things burned inside like the curtains and the black [water] tank. My loss is not so great but thank God for the good job of the Fire Service at the end of the day because if they weren’t here, I wouldn’t have a building,” expressed Williams on the verge of tears.Meanwhile, this newspaper was also informed that Satnarine’s bond was subjected to three robbery attacks prior to Wednesday morning’s fire. Information received also stated that Police recently held three persons in connection with the robberies.Police and Fire Service investigations are continuing.last_img read more

first_imgFormer Liverpool star John Aldridge has slammed Raheem Sterling’s agent, Aidy Ward, accusing him of damaging the starlet’s career.Sterling has fallen from fans’ favourite to public enemy number one after becoming embroiled in a contract row with the Merseyside club, and was booed by a section of England fans during the friendly clash with Ireland in Dublin on Sunday.But Aldridge feels sympathy for the 20-year-old, who has struggled for form since the turn of the year, and has pointed the finger of blame at his trusted representative Ward for the situation his client finds himself in.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the Anfield legend said: “His agent has got to realise the predicament he has got this lad into. The way he has gone about handling the situation with Raheem is pathetic.“Look after the lad. This is a baby. He had a real good spell from November to February and the lad has since just disappeared up his own backside. Yesterday [for England] epitomised what he has come to.“He is a baby, he is only 20 years of age, and he has lost everything going for him at this moment in time. And it is purely down to his agent.“Surely the agent could have sat down and come to an amicable arrangement with Liverpool.“This lad is still serving his apprenticeship as a footballer. He is better off where he is and his agent should see this.“I feel sorry for the lad because obviously he knows the agent well, he believes everything he says, and he is leading him down the garden path.”last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The Bulldogs’ deciding victory, coming in a deceptively wide-margined 40-22 triumph over Upland in the next-to-last match of the tournament for both teams, also was Young’s 600th career victory. They won it by breaking a tie with pins in their final three matches, in keeping with Young’s longstanding emphasis on pins. That emphasis, which has been the trademark of Highland’s 12 Golden League titles and four Southern Section titles under Young, had contributed to his team securing 177 of its 264 individual season victories going into the 16th annual Loughridge event. Young, the state’s all-time winningest high school wrestling coach, finished the day 601-145-4 after Highland completed its Loughridge record at 8-0, two matches ahead of second-place Thousand Oaks, Upland and Rancho Verde of Riverside, all of which finished 6-2. Upland could’ve moved into a tie for the lead with a win that also would have been the title tiebreaker, had it defeated Young’s team, which pulled out of a 22-22 tie with the trio of closing pins. “It’s special,” Young said of win No. 600. “You devote your life to something, or part of it, and it means I’ve had the chance to be with a lot of great kids over the years. And they’ve responded to my coaching style, which is sort of neat.” Young, who achieved career victory No. 500 at the Loughridge tournament three years ago, earned No. 600 with contributions led by five individual weight-class champions. Jon Vaughn (8-0 at 119 pounds), Josh Purpus (8-0 at 125), Paul Petros (7-1 at 130), Ryan Gifford (8-0 at 152) and Mike Larkin (7-1 at 160) combined to give the Bulldogs more individual champions than any other team in the 15-school competition. Vaughn, Purpus and Petros combined for the three closing pins in the meet-clinching victory over Upland. Other area weight-class champions were Oscar Garcia of Chatsworth, who posted seven pins and a technical fall in going 8-0 at 112 pounds, Russell Carlin of Quartz Hill (8-0 at 171), Ryan Camboliza of Littlerock (8-0 at 215) and heavyweight Jason Fonzi of Quartz Hill (8-0). Upland’s Eric Muniz (8-0 at 103), Steve Valenzuela (8-0 at 135), Matt Chapman (8-0 at 145) and Mazen Sholakh (8-0 at 189) and Rancho Verde’s Cases (8-0 at 140) were the other weight-class champions. Agoura ((5-3), Alemany of Mission Hills (5-3), Reseda (4-4), Quartz Hill (4-4) and Lancaster (4-4) rounded out the top 10 teams. Dave Shelburne, (818) 713-3609 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WRESTLING Highland claims tournament title By Dave Shelburne, Staff Writer PALMDALE – Host Highland High of Palmdale treated wrestling coach Mike Young to something special in clinching its fourth consecutive Bobby Loughridge Tournament title Saturday. last_img read more

first_imgA Newmills man has been told by a judge to go away and find documentation to prove a piece of machinery in Garda possession is his.Noel Devine of Kirkneedy applied to Letterkenny District Court to have teleporter returned to him.Mr Devine, 43, claimed the machinery was his but had been with the Gardai since February 2012. He was asked by Judge Paul Kelly if he had any documentation to prove the item was his.He said the machinery had been sold to him by another man as part of a swap deal and that he had the man in court.However, Judge Kelly asked how he knew the other man owned the machinery in the first place.He said there must have been a log book with the machinery but Mr Devine said the teleporter was 25 years old and was never on the road.Judge Kelly said there must be some form of documentation and asked Mr Devine to go and get it and come back to court at a future date in a bid to resolve the matter.JUDGE TELLS NEWMILLS MAN TO PROVE MACHINERY IS HIS was last modified: June 25th, 2013 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:courtNEWMILLSNOEL DEVINEteleporterlast_img read more

first_imgDONEGAL ABÚ (Pic Brid Sweeney for roads to Clones will be packed with DL registered cars tomorrow as Jim McGuinness’s men look to retain the Anglo-Celt – and bring it home again tomorrow night.In every parish in the county young and old who don’t have tickets will be glued to televisions hoping and praying for a win.And if Jim and the boys need any more inspiration, then here it is from the stars of the future at the GAA camp at Naomh Mhuire this week. Donegal awaits.Donegal Abú DONEGAL ABÚ (Pic Brid Sweeney for DONEGAL ABÚ (Pic Brid Sweeney for ABÚ (Pic Brid Sweeney for  DONEGAL ABÚ (Pic Brid Sweeney for ABÚ – NAOMH MHUIRE KIDS GET BEHIND JIM’S BOYS FOR ULSTER FINAL was last modified: July 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL ABÚ – NAOMH MHUIRE KIDS GET BEHIND JIM’S BOYS FOR ULSTER FINALlast_img read more

first_imgPat the Cope Gallagher has lost his seatPAT The Cope Gallagher has conceded defeat in the European elections.Marian Harkin retains her seat as an MEP.She was declared the winner of the fourth seat after a recheck of ballot papers, which ended at 4am. The final declaration came almost five days after proceedings began in Castlebar.As a recheck of ballot papers continued through the night, no major discrepancies were identified in hundreds of bundles of votes.Afterwards The Cope called into question his party’s two-candidate strategy in the sprawling constituency.Had just one Fianna Fail candidate stood, he would have taken a seat.  PAT THE COPE GALLAGHER CONCEDES – MARIAN HARKIN TAKES LAST SEAT was last modified: May 29th, 2014 by John2Share 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

first_imgCERRITOS – An 18-year-old man was killed Thursday when the pickup truck in which he was riding went off a road connecting the eastbound Artesia (91) Freeway to the southbound San Gabriel River (605) Freeway in Cerritos, authorities said. The single-vehicle accident was reported around 12:30 a.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer Alex Gonzalez, adding that the vehicle went through a guardrail and off the road. The man, whose name was not immediately released, was declared dead at the scene, Gonzalez said. “Apparently the passenger and the driver were in an argument and the passenger grabbed the steering wheel, causing the vehicle to careen through the guardrail, land on its roof and roll down into the drainage ditch,” CHP Sgt. Edward Greene said. The driver and another passenger, both males in their late teens or early twenties, were taken to Long Beach Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. Repeat robbery suspect identified LOS ANGELES – The “Overweight Bandit” suspected of robbing at least nine Southland banks, including one in Pico Rivera, was identified Thursday but remained at large, according to the FBI. Gregory Lynn Cross, 49, was identified as the robber after a newspaper published surveillance images captured during a Nov. 17 holdup at a Bank of America branch in Rolling Hills Estates, said Laura Eimiller of the FBI. Cross has served time for bank robbery and is currently on probation, she said. Based on the recent string of holdups, Cross was charged with four counts of bank robbery on Nov. 30, Eimiller said. The robber typically hands a teller a demand note written on a deposit slip, she said. The flurry of holdups, which started Nov. 17, included branches in Long Beach, Westwood, Pico Rivera and Manhattan Beach, according to the FBI. Anyone with more information as to the whereabouts of Cross was asked to call local police or the FBI at (310) 477-6565. CHP requesting holiday donations WHITTIER – So far, the CHiPs for Kids box in the lobby of the Whittier Daily News, 7612 Greenleaf Ave., is still empty after 18 days. The box was placed there by a California Highway Patrol officer for the purpose of collecting new, unwrapped toys to be given to less fortunate children for Christmas. The CHP will send an officer back on Dec. 23 to collect the box and its content of toys. Toys can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Chili fund-raiser to benefit veterans LA MIRADA – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9148, 13932 Valley View Ave., will hold a fund-raising dinner of chili with corn bread at 6p.m. tonight. A $7 donation for the meal is requested. For more information, call (562) 941-4097. Karaoke and fish fry is quite a catch SANTA FE SPRINGS – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3752 will hold a fish fry from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at the post, 11912 Rivera Road. Karaoke will be part of the event, starting at 8 p.m. Prices start at $6 and all proceeds will benefit veterans. For more information, call (562) 698-9059. From staff reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want 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