As the Hero Caribbean Premiere League (CPL) comes to a climax, the two remaining games in the preliminary round will be held on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9, at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara.On Saturday, the Guyana Amazon Warriors will take on the Jamaica Tallawahs at 20:00h and then on Sunday, the Guyana Amazon Warriors will come up against the Trinbago Knight Riders who handed them a convincing defeat on Wednesday evening in Trinidad.Now the Amazon Warriors are expecting to take revenge on Sunday evening. After those two matches, the “Biggest Party in Sport” will continue with the play-off matches. The first play-off matches are set for Tuesday, September 11 and the second on Wednesday, September 12.As of now, the Trinbago Knight Riders are leading the table followed by the Jamaica Tallawah then the Guyana Amazon Warriors and finally in the top four is St Kitts Patriots. After the two games, this weekend, the fixtures for the play-off will be finalised.Nevertheless, Guyanese from all walks of life are ready to party and will undoubtedly flock the Guyana National Stadium to support their favourite teams. Guyanese are known for their tremendous support of the tournament.Tickets are going like hotcakes with some indications that the grass mound and party stands are already gone. Tickets for the Red, Green and Orange stands are also going fast.However, while picking up those tickets, fans are encouraged to purchase their hats, bandanas, jerseys and other items at the merchandise section of the ticketing office. On this note, we are calling all ‘warriors’ to make sure they are ready and waiting to roar as the Guyanese owned team take on the best of the best at the Guyana National Stadium.It’s a time when Guyanese show the rest of the Caribbean, “how we party”.CPL is one competition and six teams vying for supremacy and will run from August 8 to September 16, 2018.
Dear Editor,The executive of the Guyana Market Vendors Union (GMVU), which was recently launched, is completely wasting its time and energy and that of its wider membership (the vendors) as it seeks to obtain recognition by and to dialogue with the Town Clerk Royston King, who is just too egotistical to give them the light of day.The President of this union (GMVU), Eon Andrews was once a Councillor with the Georgetown Municipality.At a meeting held recently at City Hall, where he met with more than 40 fruit and vegetable vendors from the Bourda Market area, the Town Clerk sent a clear message to the GMVU of his lack of interest in dealing with them by instructing the vendors to form a representative committee which would meet regularly with the City’s administration for bargaining and evaluation. At that meeting he declared that no one, including a union, could force City Hall to permit vending if it does not allow it. In fact he said, “No union can breach Market By-Laws, no union can breach the agreement we have and I want you to understand that.”Before that, Royston King clearly stated that he was only willing to meet with the newly-formed Guyana Market Vendors Union, after it provides necessary documentation to verify its legitimacy. It is unbelievable that King, of all persons, would make such demands for legitimacy when there are so much unlawful activities occurring daily at City Hall. If that union does not become more proactive and militant, King will no doubt continue to brutalise the vendors as he has been doing to the “Parliament View Mall” occupants, the wholesale vendors on the Merriman’s Mall and the hairdressers, cosmetologists, tattoo artists and barbers that he rounded up and also placed on the Mall in most unhygienic conditions. They can’t beg him for a meeting. They have to take the type of action that will force him to recognise them and be inclined to bargain with them.Sincerely,Jermain Johnson
Dear Editor,I would like to bring attention to a situation that has been happening at the Patentia Primary School, West Band Demerara. There are a few sellers outside of the school but there is one in particular who is in the habit of bulling children to buy from her and calling them names when they do not support her.This situation was reported to the teachers and the Parent Teacher Association of that school. Several parents already went to the head teacher and reported this behaviour but the situation remains the same. This woman has gone as far as calling a child a perverted name. It is upsetting to think that an adult working in an environment with children and using those kind of words. I am highly upset about this situation and would like for something to be done to protect and prevent this from happening to more children.Sincerely,Concerned parent
LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Nonoy committed eight turnovers against Adamson in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament Saturday night, but there was not a point in the crucial game when his head coach Aldin Ayo thought about benching him.“I put Mark on a very crucial situation because knowing him, I know that he was cocky enough to make those shots, take those shots, because I know that he’s unconscious,” Ayo told reporters after UST secured at least a playoff for a Final Four spot following an 80-74 win over Adamson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“Knowing him, he’s just going to play basketball without realizing the magnitude of the situation. He’s going to commit turnovers but he’s one of my players who are unafraid of the moment. He just doesn’t care. He’s just going to play basketball.”Nonoy did not let Ayo down with a team-best 17 points, highlighted by four timely triples including the go-ahead, 70-67, that ended his team’s five-minute drought with 4:18 remaining. PBA: Ginebra grinds out win over Rain or Shine View comments ‘Gago’ He also had eight rebounds and five assists in a little over 26 minutes of play.“I get my confidence from the mistakes I made because those mistakes make me better. I’m thankful for my coaches who keep giving me advice and are teaching me to correct my mistakes to help me improve as a player,” Nonoy said in Filipino. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ‘People evacuated on their own’ 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ANTIPOLO—University of Santo Tomas point guard Mark Nonoy kept losing the ball, but never did he lose his coach’s faith.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor 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 shootdown LATEST STORIES
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson As the Palmdale concert is two weeks before Valentine’s Day, Wilson will be performing romantic-theme songs and “melodic tone poems” from his latest CD, “A Place in My Heart.” Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for senior citizens, military personnel, students and children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at (661) 267-5685. For more information, call the 24-hour recorded information line at (661) 267-ARTS or visit the Palmdale Playhouse Web site at www.thepalmdaleplayhouse.com. Sound and video clips are at www.cityofpalmdale.org/departments/playhouse/sound.html. PALMDALE – Pianist, composer and visual artist Jim Wilson will present a multimedia concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Palmdale Playhouse. Accompanied by a string quartet and Irish-flute player Eric Rigler, Wilson performs original music that draws from folk, smooth jazz and Celtic-flavored pop, while images from around the world show on a screen behind the performers. Irish cliffs, California redwoods, Paris at night, and images from the history of aviation and space flight are among the photos and movies. Rigler is best known for his work with composer James Horner as a soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra on the Oscar-winning films “Braveheart” and “Titanic.” He also played on the soundtracks of dozens of other motion pictures including “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me,” “The Prince of Egypt,” “The Devil’s Own,” “The Fugitive” and the IMAX documentary “Everest.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
John Hartson is disappointed by Swansea’s decision to sack Francesco Guidolin, but insists disgruntled supporters MUST behind new boss Bob Bradley following his shock appointment.Guidolin was given the boot and swiftly replaced by the American on Monday – his 61st birthday – having steered the Swans to just one league win from their first seven games of the season.But Swansea-born ex-Wales international Hartson says the Italian’s departure is harsh given the team’s tough run of games at the start of this new campaign.“The fans are up in arms over what’s happened and I feel he should have been given a few more games,” the former striker told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“The fixture list that Swansea have just faced in the first six or seven games this season was horrendous.“Leicester away, Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and they go to Arsenal after the international break.“The American owners have obviously played a huge part in bringing in Bob Bradley, but this is not the way Swansea normally do things. They normally do thing currently and fans think it was disrespectful how they sacked Guidolin – especially on his birthday.“But it is what it is. He’s been appointed and, as harsh as they feel the decision was and as disappointed as they are, the fans have just got to behind the manager now.”READ MORE: Bradley hails Swansea job as an ‘important moment for football in America’
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Names of all contributors are listed in the concert programs. All members receive standing recognition at each concert and qualify for preferred concert contributors of $100 or more are invited to the buffet reception after each concert. The community symphony orchestra also receives vital financial support from the cities of Whittier, Pico Rivera and Santa Fe Springs, and from Rio Hondo College. The Symphony Guild also provides needed funding. Contributions may be sent to the Rio Hondo Symphony Association, P.O Box 495, Whittier, CA 90608. To receive a season brochure or for additional information, call (562)947-5907. – From staff reports The Rio Hondo Symphony Association has begun its annual membership drive to collect funds for the orchestra’s 74th season of free concerts. More than 6,100 brochures outlining the upcoming concerts have been mailed. “The Rio Hondo Symphony, one of the area’s most enduring treasures, is stronger than ever and is special,” said symphony President Bob Orpin. “Where else in Southern California can you enjoy professional classical music concerts performed by a full symphony orchestra admission-free? The orchestra’s future depends upon the generous financial support of individual and corporate donors.” In addition to the free concerts, memberships help to make possible three children’s concerts, music education in the elementary schools and performing opportunities for young musicians.
getty images – getty LIVING THE DREAM 3 IN DEMAND LATEST Will Colombian star Rodriguez move to the Premier League this summer? Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on LATEST TRANSFER GOSSIP Leeds United are also interested in bringing England international Delph back to the club where he began his professional career. (Daily Star)Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani says he is in talks with Marcelo Bielsa about the manager staying on at the Elland Road club after they missed out on promotion to the Premier League – FULL STORYLeicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is plotting a move for English winger Patrick Roberts, who he managed during the 22-year-old’s loan spell at Celtic and is available for a cut-price £4m from Manchester City. (The Sun)Fulham want to sign Dwight Gayle or Britt Assombalonga as a replacement for striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, if the 24-year-old Serb leaves Craven Cottage this summer. (Evening Standard)Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez has told Marseille and Roma that his main priority is agreeing a new contract at St James’ Park, after being approached about their managerial vacancies. (Chronicle) targets 3 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Matthijs de Ligt’s future could end up being one of the biggest transfer sagas of the summer window 3 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Friday’s papers and online… Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal are all interested in signing James Rodriguez from Real Madrid, when he returns from his loan spell at Bayern Munich. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United are hopeful Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt will sign for them, having improved their £12m-a-year deal offered to the 19-year-old Dutchman. (Sport)Romelu Lukaku is a reported target for Inter Milan, with the Italian club set to offer £30m plus Croatia winger Ivan Perisic to sign the Red Devils striker. (Gazzetta dello Sport)Other reports claim Lukaku fears United’s £70m asking price for him will scupper a move to Serie A, with Inter only are prepared to pay a maximum of £50m. (Daily Mirror)As well as Lukaku, Matteo Darmian, Juan Mata and Marcos Rojo are also likely to leave Old Trafford this summer. (Daily Mirror) targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Getty Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland TOP WORK REVEALED Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has confirmed the Bundesliga champions’ interest in Manchester City winger Leroy Sane. (Suddeutsche Zeitung)Arsenal want to sign winger Ryan Fraser after the Europa League final, with Bournemouth quoting £30m for the Scotland international. (The Independent)Manchester United remain interested in France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who is set to leave Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer this summer. (Manchester Evening News)AS IT HAPPENS: Stay up to date with the latest transfer news and gossip with talkSPORT’s live blogTottenham have made contact with Real Madrid in an attempt to start negotiations to sign Marco Asensio, but have been told 23-year-old midfielder is not for sale. (AS)Spurs will allow right-back Kieran Trippier to leave the club this summer for the right offer, with Napoli favourites to sign him. (The Independent)Manchester City want £15m for Fabian Delph, with a number of Premier League clubs interested in the 29-year-old midfielder. (The Sun) Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit?
Getty Images Getty Images Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ shining tense Hazard ticks so many boxes for Madrid in terms of quality, suitability for constructing a new team, and availability that he’s effectively a ‘tap-in’ for both Zidane and the club.The Belgian is so consistent and so clearly ready for the step up that there is not even a molecule of doubt that he will perform.The more immediate consequence of his signing this summer though is a financial one: gone are the days when Real Madrid had the monetary advantage needed to out-muscle all-comers in the market.The economic strength of the top Premier League sides, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus means that with Hazard through the door, the Spanish giants will have to be more selective about their subsequent moves and how they use their resources. whoops Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:45Loaded: 22.22%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card The operations will be many and they will be complicated. The first signings, winger Rodrgyo, defender Éder Militão and striker Luka Jović, are only the tip of the iceberg. The trio are support players – destined to enter into squad rotation – and not direct requests from Zidane, who has his sights set on far bigger targets. The kind of signings Madrid failed to make last year with disastrous consequences.This year there is no doubt over who Zidane’s first priority is. A priority he has been advocating since way back in 2009, when he first returned to Madrid as an advisor to Florentino Pérez.“I would bring Eden Hazard to Real Madrid with my eyes closed,” the Frenchman said of the then Lille player at the time. Chelsea ultimately beat Los Blancos to the punch, but matters will soon be put right. Eden Hazard celebrates winning the Europa League in May 5 huge blow deals Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Luka Modric and Toni Kroos had a tough season in Madrid and are battling for their places Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 5 Getty LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? REPLY Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REAL DEAL Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January 5 Last summer was an uncharacteristically austere one at Real Madrid. This summer will not be.Finishing 19 points behind Barcelona does not permit that. Finishing behind Atlético Madrid for a second season in a row does not permit that. Bringing back Zinedine Zidane does not permit that. Zinedine Zidane is braced for the most important summer of his career The French coach has more skin than most in this summer’s game. The three time Champions League winner was treated like a hero when he made a shock return to the Santiago Bernabéu earlier this year. Treated as the only person capable of pulling Madrid out of their mess.Zidane had the leverage needed in negotiating his comeback to earn exceptional power in the transfer window that is rarely if ever granted to a Madrid coach. He will have a huge say on who they bring in and who they move on in the coming months.The success or failure of his moves in this transfer window in returning Madrid to the top will define part of his legacy. 5 Gareth Bale looks set to leave Real Madrid this year, whether on loan or permanently Mendy is one of Europe’s best young full-backs LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES no dice Clinton Morrison says it comes as no shock that Christian Eriksen wants to leave TottenhamNegotiations for either midfielder will be prolonged and tricky, but a more straightforward operation is Ferland Mendy.The Lyon left-back is Zidane’s express request to compete with the declining Marcelo, and the coach will get his way.Zizou already contacted the 23-year-old directly to convince him that he is in line to get enough minutes in 2019/20 to compete for a spot in France’s Euro 2020 squad, showing the Madrid boss is ready to be ruthless with the underperforming veteran who currently defends the left side of the defence. But as a key player in so many trophy wins, Marcelo’s shoes are big ones to fill, and there will be a large amount of scrutiny on the successor chosen by Zidane. 5 So while the faltering performances of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric last season make it clear that a big-name midfielder needs to be brought in, there isn’t the financial leeway to bring in two.Zidane prefers Paul Pogba, the club prefers Christian Eriksen. The resolution of that battle, how the chosen player performs, and who their principle backer at Madrid was, will be remembered.Sign Pogba, suffer a flat season from the France international at huge expense, and Zidane’s support of him will not be overlooked. Or vice-versa, should the midfielder return to the level he showed at Juventus. Then there are his choices regarding who to move on. Funds are not limitless, and to complete the level of signings planned this summer, Madrid need to balance the books to the tune of around €200m in sales.Isco, Dani Ceballos, James Rodríguez, Marcos Llorente and Mateo Kovačić are all likely candidates. Raúl de Tomás meanwhile, despite his strong season on loan at Rayo Vallecano, failed to do enough to earn support from Zidane, the signing of Jović suggests.And this time around there was no great protest in favour of Keylor Navas either, who will finally be moved on to clear the way for under-fire Thibaut Courtois.This time Zidane picked his battles. One battle the manager has taken up though is his clear push to get rid of Gareth Bale, the Welshman dropped for two matches in a row then an unused substitute, denied any kind of send-off in the last game of the season at the Bernabéu. No ambiguity about Zidane’s wishes there. Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Getty Images Getty Images gameday cracker Should any of the players who depart go on to perform exceptionally elsewhere it will likely become a point of contention – remember the fuss over what happened with Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder after being ushered out the door not too long ago. And this time, the buck stops with the manager.Every time Zidane says yes, says no, or says nothing at all in the coming weeks, it has the potential to be a moment of great consequence when conclusions are made this time next year.Club legend or otherwise, Zizou has a huge amount at stake this summer.
Celtic supporters have won a prestigious FIFA Fan Award for a stunning tifo tribute to the Lisbon Lions. The fans were nominated for their display in the final league game of last season and pipped German giants Borussia Dortmund and Danish team FC Copenhagen to the honour.FIFA, the sport’s world governing body, recognised the display which marked the 50th anniversary of the Glasgow club becoming the first British team to lift the European Cup. The tribute to the heroes of 1967 set the scene for the 2-0 victory over Hearts which saw Brendan Rodgers’ side complete an entire league season without defeat. Dortmund made the shortlist for their response to a terror attack on the team’s bus ahead of a Champions League tie with Monaco. The match was postponed by a day, prompting fans of the German side to launch a social media campaign offering a bed for the night to travelling Monaco fans.Copenhagen were nominated for scenes following their title win when the team took the trophy to a disabled fan to lift along with the players, as the rest of the support celebrated wildly.Meanwhile, Celtic striker Moussa Dembele lost out to Arsenal star Olivier Giroud for the Puskas Award for best goal. The Frenchman’s finish at the end of a sweeping 25-pass team move against St Johnstone was one of ten goals shortlisted for the honour, named after Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas.But compatriot Giroud took the title for a stunning scorpion kick against Crystal Palace.Nominations for the Puskas award were decided by a panel of experts including former Celtic striker Henrik Larsson. The other panellists were Alan Shearer, Pedrag Mijatovic, Celia Sasic and Abby WambachThe winners were announced at a star-studded ceremony in London.