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The Iniesta family donates 20 beds to the Albacete hospital and orders more material

first_imgThe Andrés Iniesta’s family has donated twenty beds to the ‘El Perpetuo Socorro’ hospital Albacete and is managing the arrival ‘of more material to collaborate with the cause, “as he has stated to Efe José Antonio Iniesta, father of the natural footballer from Fuentealbilla.The father of the former Barcelona player has reported that they have been working “more than a week” in the collection of medical supplies to try to “help in any way possible”, although he has remarked that “they do not” want to “advertise the amounts” they donate. “We do it because we understand that by having possibilities we must help to avoid more deaths.”José Antonio, who manages the winery installed in his native town, Fuentealbilla, explained that it continues to work to create wine, although, due to the circumstances, they now dedicate “80% of the time to making calls and managing the arrival of material to donate it to the hospital”. In fact, has confirmed that he is in direct contact with the chief of emergencies at the Albacete hospital, Joaquín Payá, who is asked daily what is the most urgent thing they need to try to solve the problems they are currently facing.José Antonio and his son Andrés are in charge of establishing the contacts and, according to the father of the former Spanish international, the Albacete health professionals demand “FP2 masks, waterproof material to make hydroalcoholic gowns, gloves and gels.”“We have tried to buy respirators but it is very difficult to get them because there is a great demand. We will keep trying because having or not having them can cause deaths “, he pointed.Andrés Iniesta’s father did not want to reveal the amount of material they are requesting. “We are not going to make it public because we do not want publicity; when we have a wine we will call the media to make it known, but now we only try to help and ask for what the health professionals tell us they need,” he concluded.last_img read more

Filipinos fail to finish Gilas stint on a high note despite win over Iran

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTO/JIM CHOUTAIPEI – Gilas Pilipinas played with control practically all game on Sunday night and clipped a young Iran squad, 90-82, but it wasn’t exactly the high note finish to the Filipinos’ Jones Cup Invitational campaign that coach Chot Reyes was shooting for.In fact, he saw the victory by the Filipinos in an entirely different light.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA: Hotshots pound Elite in fourth quarter for first win McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES 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 Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans MOST READ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets View comments Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano The team planes back to Manila on Monday morning after which Reyes meets with fellow coaches and the leadership of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas to come up with the final 12-man roster for the Fiba Asia Championship slated in Lebanon starting August 8.Members of the team that played the Jones Cup, most of them anyway, are already slated to see action in Kuala Lumpur where the country shoots for an 18th gold medal. Troy Rosario and Baser Amer are listed to join the team.The Scores:GILAS PILIPINAS 90 – Myers 21, Wright 20, Standhardinger 13, Pogoy 9, Ravena 8, Cruz 5, Parks 5, Ferrer 3, Jose 2, Tolomia 2, Pessumal 2, Jalalon 0.IRAN 82 – Pazrofteh 21, Soleymani 21, Khajehzadeh 12, Mozafarivanani 11, Rezaeifar 11, Beigiharchegani 3, Falahat 2, Shaharian Nasl 1, Mohammadi 0, Rezaei 0, Reaei 0.Quarters: 26-22; 50-42; 70-62; 90-82.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “Overall, it was a good tournament for us,” he said. “Not only did we leave a good impression (to the fans and foes) here considering that this team has been together for just three weeks. It speaks well of the program.“Unfortunately, it could have ended better for us.”Gilas lost to Canada, South Korea and Lithuania, but those were games that the players impressed Reyes the most.“Against Korea, we shot poorly but defended very well,” Reyes said. “It was the same thing against Canada and Lithuania. I was very happy with (the defensive effort the players showed in) those games.”Christian Standhardinger was the third and plast player in twin digits for Gilas with 13 as Reyes opted to play Jio Jalalon just over 13 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT “I thought this was the worst game we played here,” Reyes said after the Filipinos closed out with a 6-3 record to finish fourth and out of the medal. “We played a lot, lot better in the games we lost.”Mike Myers scored 21 points and had 11 rebounds and Matthew Wright tossed in 20 for the Filipinos, who were dragged into a see-sawing game by this Iranian team whose stars stayed home to prepare for bigger tournaments ahead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Maybe the players were tired already,” Reyes said after their ninth game in the same number of days. “Or, they may have overlooked Iran. I really thought we played well below our potential in this game.”Still, Reyes believes that this Gilas squad, the core of which will be representing the country in the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia late next month, represented the national program well and was able to provide the feeling of home to the thousands of OFWs who went to see the games at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here.last_img read more

Remorseful Kiefer out of PBA for 18 months

first_imgAn apologetic Kiefer Ravena speaks to the media during a press conference. Ravena has been suspended by Fiba for 18 months after testing positive for prohibited substances he got from a pre-workout drink. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netBarred from playing internationally for 18 months, Kiefer Ravena will embark on an awareness campaign on performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) so that other athletes don’t suffer the same fate as his.The electrifying Gilas Pilipinas guard was suspended by the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) after inadvertently ingesting three substances from Dust, a pre-workout supplement available in supermarkets and can be purchased over the counter in pharmaceutical stores.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Maroons nail 4th straight victory Meanwhile, PBA commissioner Willie Marcial told the Inquirer that Asia’s pioneering pro league is also set to tap the Wada to do drug testing in the league starting next season.“This was discussed in the board [meeting] even before the Ravena case happened,” Marcial said over the phone.“It’s part of the PBA also going with international standards.”The PBA, according to Marcial, doesn’t do testing on PEDs but is very strict when it comes to social drugs like shabu, Ecstacy, and the like.Bannered to spearhead the Visayas All-Stars against the Smart All-Stars in the PBA mid-season showcase in Iloilo City on Sunday, Ravena was asked to fly home to Manila as requested by the SBP.“But we are now seeking arbitration in the Fiba,” said Panlilio. “In fact, we’ve already sent a letter to (Fiba’s) Geneva (headquarters). Our prayer, since this is Kiefer’s livelihood, is that he would be allowed to earn a living [by playing in the PBA].”“I think he has suffered enough,” added Panlilio. “He has been honest and candid during the entire process. It was really an honest mistake.”Also present during the conference at Launchpad in Mandaluyong City were PBA chair and Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas, NLEX president Rod Franco, SBP executive director Sonny Barrios and SBP lawyer Aga Francisco.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film The Philippine Basketball Association will follow suit, with mother team NLEX set to sit out the 6-foot rookie for the duration of his Fiba suspension, which will run until Aug. 24 next year.Ravena took the workout drink before the Gilas Pilipinas five played Japan on Feb. 25 at Mall of Asia Arena during the second window of the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownGilas won, 89-84, with Ravena firing 13 points and issuing five assists.“That was the first time I drank it,” said Ravena during a press conference Monday attended by the top brass of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas led by its chair, Manny V. Pangilinan. “I wasn’t aware that it contained prohibited substances.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Pangilinan also owns three teams in the PBA, one of them the NLEX Road Warriors.Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio said they received the formal communication from Fiba on May 22 stating that Ravena was tested positive for Dimethylbutylamine, Methylexaneamine and Higenamine—ingredients in the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) list of prohibited substances.Aside from missing national team duties starting with the Feb. 25 game against the Japanese, Panlilio said Ravena might also not see action for the Road Warriors for the duration of the suspension.“With the process of seeking clarification, I’m hoping to lessen the suspension or even allow me to play in the PBA,” said Ravena. “I hope you will help me spread the right details and information to the people.”“The rules are very clear that all leagues and activities are included [in the suspension], even in the [PBA] All-Star,” said Panlilio. “That’s why we had to pull out Kiefer [from the All-Star Game on Sunday].”ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

PH spikers leave Thai tourney with a win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand—A hastily-formed Philippine team banked on talent and court smarts to turn back Kazakhstan Saturday and avoid finishing last in the Asian Volleyball Confederation Asian Cup here.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Still the Philippines, equipped not only with star power but also with corporate funding by Rebisco, managed to rattle Australia and Iran in the group stage, forcing five-set thrillers on both before yielding.Mika Reyes, one of the team leaders, said they struggled to create chemistry but in the end managed to keep the campaign together.“We can’t finish in top 5 or top 3 that quickly, we know that it will take time,” said Reyes. “With the short span of time, we made big adjustments.”The Philippines beat Kazakhstan also in the Group stage but lost to South Korea in the playoffs, sliding back to the battle for ninth.In those battles, Reyes said they took pride that they put up gallant stand.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal PetroGazz survives Tacloban to kick off Open campaign Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Mylene Paat and Cha Cruz, relying more on potent volleyball IQ than on power, scored a combined nine points in the fifth set as the Filipinos scored a 25-13, 23-25, 25-22, 17-25, 15-8 triumph, that sealed a ninth-place finish in the tournament.“Not a bad performance, not at all,” said head coach Shaq delos Santos, who revealed that the squad only got to practice as a team one day before the tournament began.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The Creamline players were already here for their camp, and joined the team when we arrived one day before our first match,” said Delos Santos, referring to PVL stars Alyssa Valdez, Melissa Gohing, Jia Morado and Jema Galanza.“Jia, our setter, only had one day to practice with the rest of the team,” added Delos Santos. Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “The breaks of those games (Australia and Iran) didn’t go our way, but we played to the best our individual talent could do,” added Delos Santos. “That’s why we need more of these top-level tournaments.”The Philippines had recently participated in the Asian Games, where they also got a taste of top-flight competition.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Rockets surging as scuffling Warriors come to town

first_imgUAAP men’s volleyball: NU wins 5th straight; Ateneo repulses Adamson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) gestures toward his bench and celebrates afters sinking a 3-point basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas, Sunday, March 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets are finally healthy and have won a season-high nine straight heading into their final regular-season meeting against the Golden State Warriors.Despite the surge, James Harden & Co. still trail first-place Golden State, which has lost six of 10 capped by a loss to the lowly Suns, by 3½ games in the Western Conference standings. Houston has won all three games against the Warriors this season, but win or lose on Wednesday night, the Rockets have much bigger goals.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “We beat them four times or three times in the regular season ain’t nobody going to remember in about a month,” Chris Paul said.Indeed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Rockets not only want to finish out the season strong to try to pass Golden State and second-place Denver for the top seed in the West. They also have their eyes on finally toppling the Warriors after Golden State has eliminated Houston from the playoffs in three of the last four seasons. They’ve twice lost to them in the Western Conference finals, including last season.Harden acknowledged that he does get a bit more amped up for games like the one on Wednesday night, but he agreed with Paul that it doesn’t mean more than any other regular-season game. “This is the team we should have had all year and it just didn’t materialize,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “But having said that, with all the stuff we’ve gone through and all the ups and downs, and starting from 11-14 to whatever we are after that, we’re in a good spot and we still have a chance to legitimately make a run for the first spot.”Houston’s recent success is tied to the fact that all of its key players are finally healthy at the same time after Paul and big man Clint Capela both missed large chunks of time.Paul sat out from Dec. 22-Jan. 27 with a hamstring injury and Capela missed 15 games from Jan. 14-Feb. 21 after having thumb surgery. Houston’s winning streak began in Capela’s second game back, and the Rockets are 23-9 when he, Harden and Paul all play.“Everybody has been healthy so it helped our main core to be consistent in our performances and being able to communicate game after game and build off that,” Capela said.The Rockets also have gotten a boost recently from the strong play of Eric Gordon. He has averaged 22 points over the last five games and has made five 3-pointers in each of the last three. He became the first player not named Harden to lead the Rockets in scoring in 43 games when the Beard got into foul trouble on Sunday night and Gordon’s 26 points led the team over Dallas.The health of Houston has led to a much more balanced scoring effort after Harden was forced to shoulder most of the load while the team dealt with its numerous injuries.The Rockets have had at least four players finish in double figures in all but one game during their recent streak and have had six score more than 10 once and five players do it in two other games.“I love the way we’re playing right now,” P.J. Tucker said. “I think each night we’ve had somebody else different step up and that’s big because when you get to the playoffs and start playing the same team over and over, they start to understand what you do. So it’s good to have multiple guys that can step up every night. We’re seeing that.”A perfect example came in Houston’s last meeting against Golden State, a 118-112 victory on Feb. 23 that got the winning streak going. Harden sat out with a neck injury, but the Rockets got 25 points from Gordon, 23 from Paul, 20 from Kenneth Faried and 18 from Tucker.Paul, a 13-year veteran and 9-time All-Star who is seeking his first championship, said that selflessness is a sign of a good team. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief “It doesn’t matter who scores or whatever, we’re just playing to win the game,” he said. “I think that’s what will be good for us in the playoffs.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “I think we all do, but at the end of the day it’s a win or it’s a loss,” he said.With their recent struggles, the Warriors are viewing the game differently. After Phoenix picked up just its 16th win by beating Golden State on its home court on Sunday night, Steph Curry said: “On Wednesday night we have an opportunity to send a statement.”Harden scoffed when asked about Curry’s comment.“I don’t know how they feel. I’m worried about what’s in this locker room,” he said before walking away.Early this season, it didn’t look like Houston would have a chance to compete for the No. 1 spot after the Rockets limped out to an 11-14 start. Houston shook off its early season woes and has gone 31-11 since to dig out of its early hole and get within striking distance of first place as the regular season winds down.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View commentslast_img read more

Three Nightmares, One Wish

first_imgSarah Foday has been missing for the past three months; at least that’s what her four daughters believe. Rushed out of New Kru Town where she, her four daughters and two year- old son once lived, Sarah was in grave condition when the ambulance took her to the ELWA isolation Unit last September.“By then, my ma was vomiting and sick from the worry of our father dying,” stated Louise Foday, the oldest of the four children.All four girls, who range from the ages of 10 to 16 years, are hopeful that their mother will return one day. And from the sad and worried look on their faces, these children are not ready to either hear the truth or accept the fact that their mother could be dead.“We pray and wish every day that she will walk through that door” Louise added while pointing at her front door.Sarah’s younger sister Helena Tamba says she has been practically caring for the four children since they lost both of their parents and many other relatives to Ebola.  But she admitted that her attention to the four has been minimal because “her tenants and husband have been distressing her.”Having two toddlers of her own to take care of, Helena feels time is running out for her to continue helping her sister’s children.“I’m doing this for my sister because I know this is what she would have wanted. But, people living here with us have questioned why I have to bring the girls here. And my husband has problem with it as well. I try to care for these little girls in my own weak way, but the little that I get a day from my husband can’t feed them. So in the day I watch over the little ones, but in the night they are on their own; they have to watch themselves,” she added.According to the family, the nightmare that they find themselves living out began in August when their father, who was married to two women (including Sarah), contracted Ebola from his first wife.“Our father was a driver for Aqua Water Bottling Company in Virginia before his death. His first wife fell ill and passed away from Ebola and after that, he was placed on 21 days quarantine along with Sarah. During this period, he used to come to our mother here at the house, but he would never enter inside. I don’t know how it really happened,” Louise, unable to continue, broke down.According to Helena, during her brother-in-laws 21 days quarantine, he had a car accident with his assigned company vehicle and was arrested.“He used to move around during his quarantine days, but when he went to prison for that one day, not long after his first wife died from Ebola, the worry made him sick. Then his eldest daughter became seriously ill and was taken to the unit not long after he became ill. The day he was rushed to the unit, he entered in my sister Sarah’s house, and that’s where I heard he started to vomit and she quickly called the unit” she added.According to the family, both daughter and father lost their lives one week before their quarantine period could end. The four girls, including their mother Sarah and her two year-old son were also placed on quarantine.“I can remember our mother cleaning the vomit from the floor where our dad vomited that day. But I really don’t know how my innocent baby brother got sick. I only know that the worry made my mom sick, and after she started vomiting and toileting as well, we called them to come for her,” thirteen year-old Anita added.The children say this all happened the last week before their 21 days quarantine after their father and sister’s death could be lifted, and due to their mother falling ill, they were once again quarantined for an additional 21 days.“By then we were placed on quarantine twice already, and there was no one helping us. We were so dry and skinny, Aunt Helena tried to help, but her market table broke down because of us,” added Louise, who snuck a look at Helena while explaining.Tragically, eight days before they were to be taken off their second quarantine, their baby brother became ill, along with Louise. Helena said, “I used to do everything to see to it that he lived, but he didn’t make it, he died right in the house.”Louise survived Ebola and was released to the care of her sisters after spending close to a month in treatment at an ETU.According to the girls, they were quarantined for a third time, but this time the girls had lost all hope because now their entire family was gone, leaving them clinging to one another.“We haven’t received any information from Red Cross concerning our mother and her whereabouts. We have been to every hospital with her picture looking for her, but still no answer,” Anita stated.  “We just wish this will all end and she will come home. Mama, please come home okay,” she pleaded.Meanwhile, Victor, a neighbor who sits and watches the distress that the children are faced with says that he can’t help them, but will speak out about their condition.“For these kids to eat, either they have to be at their aunt’s door step, or mine. And if we don’t give them, well then, they’ll be hungry all day. The oldest I’m worried about because the boys know she’s vulnerable and are all hanging around.  Who will save her from a pack of hungry wolves?,” he wondered.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Student Group Lauds National Lottery D/G

first_imgA local group, Coalition of Youth and Students for Better Liberia (COYSBEL), has lauded the Director General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Martin Kollie, for reforms he instituted at the entity.The group made the statement recently in Monrovia during an interactive forum.The students noted that Mr. Kollie’s administration has changed the public’s negative perception on gambling, made Liberia attractive to international betting companies, and for gaining membership in the World Lotto Union.“We are overwhelmed by the massive improvements and transformation at the entity under Mr. Kollie, and his interaction with young people, encouraging them to take positive actions for their wellbeing,’’ the group said.COYSBEL further said the NLA boss has financially contributed to less fortunate students and children, an act which has afforded them access to education.The group said Kollie’s efficient management skills have attracted wealthy international betting institutions to the country thus making the NLA one of “the best government institutions in the country.”Director Kollie’s record, according to the group, dates back to when he served as Deputy Managing Director for Administration at the National Transit Authority (NTA).President Ellen Johnson signed to law the Act that repealed the 1993 Act of the Liberia National Lotteries Corporation, which created the National Lottery Authority.The Act, which was signed on December 22, 2014, compels companies operating casinos, slot machines, sports betting, raffle draws, promotional competitions or devices for the distribution of prizes by lot or chance to acquire a permit or license from the NLA.It gives the agency the exclusive power to conduct, manage, regulate, and supervise lottery services and all other games of chance in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

49 homes to be moved for East Bank-East Coast road linkage

first_img…four-lane highway recommendedA four-lane highway has been recommended for the East Bank-East Coast road linkage project.Senior Highway Engineer of RITES Limited, Rajendra Sothwal made the recommendation on Monday during a scoping meeting at the Critchlow Labour College.“The main alignment is four-lane, four connectors are there, one connector is Aubrey Barker, second connector Haag Bosh, the third connector is Mocha Arcadia and the last one is great Diamond connector. The total length of the project is around 25 kilometres and the main alignment is 13.5 kilometres. We propose the four-lane highway’s speed to be around 100 kilometres per hour,” Sothwal was quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.It was made known that the new road will be outfitted with four ground culverts, four steel composite bridges, intersections, sidewalks and bicycle lanes.Two residential properties at Goedverwagting, 18 at Ogle, nine at Aubrey BarkerSenior Highway Engineer of RITES Limited, Rajendra Sothwalroad, 14 at Mocha and six at Diamond will be affected during execution of the three-phase project.The project’s implementation has three stages, which are the detail project report preparation, construction supervision, post construction stage-defect liability.According to the senior highway engineer, the road safety provisions include metal beam barrier, concrete crash barrier, highway lighting, traffic signs, pavement marking, impact attenuators, road studs, pedestrian footpath, cycle tracks and shrub plantation, and a raised median to cut headlight glare.“We have taken care of the whole safety aspect like we have doubled up junctions etc. This project will be the landmark for Guyana and especially for Georgetown, the new road will significantly reduce traffic congestion in Georgetown,” Sothwal explained.The scoping meeting focused on the environmental impact following construction works on the road. Technical Services Manager of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Nigel Erskine said another meeting will be held to facilitate the public’s input.“We are anticipating that the designs for the project will be completed by April next year and then a few months later by mid-2019 we will proceed with the construction works. There’s another scoping meeting planned for next year, it will be public consultation, so persons can come and engage the consultants,” Erskine explained.The Government, through a loan provided by the Government of India, has entered into an agreement for the project. Erskine added that the Ministry is pursuing $120 million from the line of credit with India to facilitate the project.last_img read more

Candles with cachet

first_imgMarc Jacobs has a home fragrance spray. Jonathan Adler peddles candles. Lladro, best known for porcelain figurines, offers $225 perfume diffusers. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Candles with cachet Candles increasingly have their own star power, reflecting the special glow of famous names. Jane Seymour’s home collection features scented candles, diffusers and other products. They’re available at the Great Indoors and Amazon.com. Fragrance designer Harry Slatkin has created home collections with Elton John, Sarah Ferguson and Oscar de la Renta. last_img read more

Liverpool face battle to land Spain striker

first_img Juventus star Fernando Llorente 1 Monaco are leading the chase to sign Liverpool target Fernando Llorente from Juventus.The French side are set to lose Radamel Falcao to Chelsea this week and want to bring in an immediate replacement.And, according to Tuttosport, Monaco have made an initial offer of around £11million and have promised to pay Llorente over £3.2m per season, meaning he would not suffer a drop in wages.But Liverpool, who could part with both Raheem Sterling and Fabio Borini this summer, are keeping tabs on the situation and remain keen on luring the Spaniard to Anfield.last_img read more