FLOW reports high demand for Super Cup tickets

first_imgKINGSTON:There is a high level of interest in this weekend’s ISSA-FLOW Super Cup quarter-finals.In a release yesterday sponsors FLOW reported an elevated trend in the sale of tickets for the quarter-final round that will see reigning daCosta Cup champions STETHS taking on Bridgeport High School and Hanover’s Rusea’s High School facing Cornwall College at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in St James.At Sabina Park, Excelsior High School will oppose Clarendon College while Wolmer’s Boys School will battle Kingston College for a slot in the semi-finals. The first match at each venue kicks off at 5 p.m.Carlo Redwood, vice president for marketing at FLOW, shared that “since tickets went on sale on Tuesday, we have seen significant movement in the purchase of presold tickets for the matches. When the decision was taken to remove the purchase of tickets from the venue to our new ticket hubs, we expected the highest volumes of ticket sales closer to the weekend. That, however, is not the case this week.”According to FLOW, several of its ticket outlets – especially those in Western Jamaica, have reported long lines which started on Tuesday as persons try to secure their tickets for this weekend’s highly anticipated matchups.Entry prices: Sabina Park – $500 for enter both the George Headley and North Stands. Montego Bay: $500 for bleachers and $800 for the grandstand. No tickets will be sold at the venues.Ticket outlets located in Kingston and St Catherine, include Captain’s Bakery, Cuddy’z Sports Bar, Holy Trinity High School, Total Gas Station (Dunrobin & Stanton Terrace), Western Sports (Twin Gates Plaza), York Pharmacy and Petcom (Portmore).In Montego Bay, tickets are being sold at Captain’s Bakery (St James Street), Cars to Go (Catherine Hall), Fontana Pharmacy (Fairview) and Western Sports (Baywest). Tickets for this weekend’s matches can also be purchased at Captain’s Bakery in May Pen.last_img read more

Last place Suns add to Lakers’ woes

first_imgView comments The four-time league MVP was frustrated at times with Phoenix’s defense and his team’s inability to hang with the NBA’s worst team.But, as he has so many times, James tried to lead the Lakers back.With Los Angeles trailing by 14 with 6:06 left, James scored on a three-point play, hit a 3-pointer and kicked out to Brandon Ingram for a corner 3 on the break. He followed with a dunk off a baseline drive to get the Lakers within 112-109.Los Angeles got no closer, losing a game it couldn’t afford to lose while fighting for a playoff spot.“We needed this game for obvious reasons,” said James, who had 27 points, 16 assists and nine rebounds. “It is just unfortunate with the opportunities we’ve had that we haven’t been able to seize the opportunity.”ADVERTISEMENT The Suns: Host the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra The Suns continued to frustrate James and the Lakers in the third quarter, stretching the lead to 95-78 behind Booker’s 12 points.Midway through the fourth quarter, James led a push, but the Suns shoved back.“We need to be better. We need to be a lot better,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “I am happy with the fight we showed in the fourth quarter, but where we are at in the season, that is the desperation that we need to start the game with.”MCGEE’S LIFTLooking for a lift after Ayton dominated early, Walton turned to 7-footer JaVale McGee. He responded by hitting all 10 of his shots while scoring 21 points and grabbing seven rebounds.TIP-INSLakers: Ball missed his 16th straight game with a bone bruise and sprained left ankle suffered in a collision with Houston’s James Harden on Jan. 19. … James passed Kobe Bryant (11,719) for fifth on the NBA’s all-time field goals list. He made 10 against the Suns, giving him 11,726. … G Lance Stephenson missed his second straight game with a left foot sprain. … G Rajon Rondo had four assists and passed Deron Williams (6,819) for 20th on the NBA’s all-time assists list.Suns: Phoenix had a rough night from the 3-point arc, going 6 for 26, but made 66 percent of their two-point shots. … The Suns are 1-9 on the second game of a back-to-back. … Phoenix made 34 of 40 free throws, both season highs.UP NEXTThe Lakers: Host the Clippers on Monday. 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 MOST READ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history The Suns appeared as if they would wilt down the stretch, as they had done so many times.Instead, Phoenix shut down the Lakers and made six free throws in the final 52 seconds to win for the second time in three games following a 17-game losing streak.Devin Booker added 25 points for the Suns.“We showed we can close games, execute in crunch time, having enough discipline,” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said. “They we were coming hard at us.”Both teams were in the second game of a back-to-back.The Lakers lost 131-120 to Milwaukee after the Bucks closed the game on a 15-2 run.The Suns followed their first win in six weeks with a 130-116 loss to New Orleans, allowing the Pelicans to hit 16 3-pointers and shoot 67 percent in the second half.The Lakers won the last meeting against Phoenix 116-102, despite playing without James, Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma.The Suns got off to a much better start in the season series finale against the Lakers, leading by 10 and making 13 of 19 shots in the first quarter.Phoenix stretched the lead to 14 early in the second quarter, but Los Angeles used a late run to pull within 66-59 by halftime. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr., left, dives for a loose ball in front of Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns took a unique approach to guarding LeBron James, putting 7-foot-1 center Deandre Ayton on him.James got his numbers, but the Suns frustrated the Lakers’ star and were able to push back when he tried to lead a late charge.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title UFC 235: Kamaru Usman wins welterweight belt, Ben Askren chokes out Robbie Lawler in debut Ayton had 26 points, 10 rebounds and primary defensive duties against James, helping the Suns hold off the Los Angeles Lakers 118-109 Saturday night.“That was a fun game,” Ayton said. “I’m going to sleep well tonight.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsPhoenix lost the first three games this season against Los Angeles by double digits, but had the Lakers a bit discombobulated through three quarters in the season series finale.The Suns’ defense on James, led by Ayton, helped. 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Numerous ways that the integrity of an election can be affected

first_imgDear Editor,The most recent and shocking phrase that was introduced by the PNC, “There must be free, fair and credible elections”, and sung by David Granger, is not in the DNA of such a political party.In fact, the PNC is more associated with the rigging of General and Regional Elections. There are numerous ways in which the integrity of elections can be affected, not only by a “clean” voters list.Some of the ways in which elections’ results are affected are: elections’ results may be improperly tallied or reported; inaccuracies may be introduced by human error; or because of a lack of proper oversight.Votes can be affected if there is fraudulent voting, such as multiple voting and illegal voting among other things. Elections’ tallies and reporting may also be affected by malicious actors.One of the most common methods that are used by the PNC, especially in their support base, is preventing voters from casting their votes. Some voters are physically barred or otherwise deterred by intimidation from accessing polling places.Information to voters may be manipulated to mislead potential voters, while the registration data can be tampered with to disenfranchise potential voters.Sometimes after the primary reporting of results, evidence that enables verification of reported results may be altered or destroyed, resulting in no external auditing and verification.The biggest joke is that when you have a valid NCM against a Government, you suddenly decide to overhaul an electoral system that facilitated the said APNU/AFC coalition Government winning Government.The APNU/AFC coalition Government has fallen. Elections are constitutionally due. David Granger must give the people the power to choose. Give a date for elections now, and stop making excuses.Regards,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

Art That Moves you project is underway

first_imgThe council is asking for a 500 dollar donation for the 21 by 70 inch painted panel. Businesses have until April 30th to donate. For more information contact Tara O’Donnell at 250-787-2781. The Arts That Moves You program is in full swing and is currently looking for businesses to sponsor the project. A total of eight panels will be painted by local artists and displayed on the city’s buses. Executive Director Tara O’Donnell says this year’s theme is Branching Out. [asset|aid=1176|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=687b0526f101a710fe60a366c4f63c58-Tara ODonnell 1_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement -The Fort St. John Community Arts Council is moving into its fourth year of the program. O’Donnell says the Council is asking businesses to donate to help support the growth of arts in the community. [asset|aid=1177|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=687b0526f101a710fe60a366c4f63c58-Tara ODonnell 2_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisementlast_img read more

Datebook

first_imgWEDNESDAY Senior health fair, 10 a.m.-noon, Sparr Heights Community Center, 1613 Glencoe Way, Glendale. Cost $2. Call (818) 548-2187. L.A. Recreation and Park Commission will meet, 5:30 p.m., Delano Recreation Center, 15100 Erwin St., Van Nuys. Call (888) 527-2757. Metro Community-based transit service governance council meeting, 6:30 p.m., Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd. Call (213) 922-2707. First-Time Homebuyers Workshop, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. Call (805) 480-991, ext. 235. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. 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

Revealed! Liverpool’s six attacking formations with £25m forward Wijnaldum

first_img 7 7 5. Possible 4-4-1-1 with Sturridge up top? – Klopp has been known to deploy a 4-4-1-1, doing so last season with Liverpool and previously at Borussia Dortmund, with its attacking fluidity allowing the German coach to adapt as the game progresses. Wijnaldum would be tested in a deeper role. Coutinho and Mane would have the freedom to burst forward on the flanks. 1. Possible 4-2-3-1 with Wijnaldum as no.10? – This could be Klopp’s first choice attacking set up next season, should Wijnaldum swap St James’ Park for Anfield. There could be changes with the two holding midfielders, with Jordan Henderson coming in. Firmino, despite not being an out and out striker, thrived in this role last season and could retain his position. 3. Possible 4-3-1-2? – Playing two up top is a rarity in the Premier League, with the majority of clubs opting for the solitary centre forward. With plenty of strikers at his disposal, however, this could be an interesting one to experiment with. Danny Ings and, should he remain at the club, Christian Benteke will also look to get in on the action. 7 7 6. Possible 4-4-1-1 with Origi up top? – This could be another 4-4-1-1 option – with Sturridge taking Origi’s place up top and Wijnaldum coming in for Henderson. 2. Possible 4-2-3-1 with Lallana as no.10? – Wijnaldum aside, Adam Lallana could be the man to step up behind Firmino. The England international grew in confidence under Klopp and will be hoping he can make an impact over the summer as competition for places increases. Addressing Liverpool’s attack has been one of Jurgen Klopp’s biggest jobs since arriving last October.Brendan Rodgers left Klopp a mixture of forces in attack, and the German coach will be looking to make changes over the summer.He’s already sealed a deal for Sadio Mane and the £25m signing of Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle United has been confirmed – but where could they fit into Klopp’s side?With a plethora of options for Liverpool going forward, talkSPORT has taken a look at possible attacking formations for the club next season. Check them out by viewing the slideshow above.Liverpool supporters, what do you think will be your strongest attack next season? Comment below and let us know! 7 4. Possible 4-1-2-3? – This could be the riskiest of set ups from Klopp, leaving his defence vulnerable. Emre Can would be crucial, while Wijnaldum and Milner would have to chip in with their defensive duties, switching to a 4-3-3 when needed. Liverpool have plenty of options in attack, so how could Klopp set up his side going forward next season? Check out six possible Liverpool attacking formations by clicking the arrow above, right 7 7last_img read more

HOUSEHOLD TAX: ‘GOVERNMENT SEEKS TO PUNISH COUNTIES WHO DON’T PAY UP’ – CAMPAIGNERS

first_imgThe Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay campaign says it is angry that Donegal County Council has called on people to pay the Household Charge.A statement issued today from the Finance Directorate of Donegal County Council warns of cuts in council funding if large numbers do not pay the tax.But Francis Mc Cafferty of the campaign steering committee insisted: “It is simply not true that money paid in Household Tax goes towards services. “The money is paid into the Local Government Fund nationally  and is not in any way ring-fenced. If there are cut-backs in council funding it will be because the government have decided to make those cut-backs.”He said the group noted that the council statement says ‘Minister Hogan’s recent indication’ that funds may be withheld from local councils “is proof that this is a deliberate attempt by the government to penalise areas where people have boycotted the tax in large numbers. It is another sign of the government’s desperation in the face of massive  opposition to their tax.”He went on: “This is not a charge for services. This is a bondholder tax which aims to pave the way for charges of over a thousand euro per household in property tax and water in future years and we continue to call on people not to register or pay.”  HOUSEHOLD TAX: ‘GOVERNMENT SEEKS TO PUNISH COUNTIES WHO DON’T PAY UP’ – CAMPAIGNERS was last modified: March 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:HOUSEHOLD TAX: ‘GOVERNMENT SEEKS TO PUNISH COUNTIES WHO DON’T PAY UP’ – CAMPAIGNERSlast_img read more

Jawan killed as Pak. violates ceasefire

first_imgA Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed in a fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops on the International Border in Jammu on Thursday morning.In separate militancy-related incidents in Kashmir, a militant, an Army jawan and a BJP youth leader were killed and five CRPF jawans injured.A BSF spokesman said constable Tapan Mondal suffered serious injuries when Pakistan Rangers “suddenly fired on a BSF patrol in the Samba Sector” around 9:30 a.m. He later succumbed to his injuries. The 25-year-old jawan was a resident of West Bengal.“In response, the BSF carried out calibrated retributive action against Pakistani Rangers in Samba Sector and caused serious damage to a few Pakistani posts and caused grievous injuries to at least two Pakistani Rangers,” said the BSF spokesman.He said the retaliatory action continued till 2 p.m. when “the Pakistani side silenced their weapons”.In Pulwama’s Pampore, a militant and two Army jawans were killed and at least two others were trapped inside a residential colony on Thursday evening. A police spokesman said the militant was killed in the initial exchange of fire when a search party arrived in Samboora area in Pampore.CRPF men injuredSix CRPF personnel were injured in a militant attack on a convoy in Anantnag. “The CRPF patrol was going to their camp near Pahalgam. Three jawans received bullet injuries and two were hit by shards of broken glass,” Inspector General, CRPF, Zulfikar Hassan said.The body of BJP youth president was found in Shopian on Thursday evening. A police spokesman said Gowhar Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Shopian, was found with his throat slit. The body also bore torture marks.BJP leader’s body found Police said the body of BJP youth president was found in Shopian on Thursday evening.A police spokesman said the throat of the victim, Gowhar Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Shopian, was found slit when his body was recovered in Kiloora village.The body also bore torture marks too, according to the police.“We have started investigations into the incident,” said the police.last_img read more

30 Men Arrested from Mumbai Airport with Fake Tickets, Visas to Kuwait

first_imgThirty men planning to travel from Mumbai to Kuwait were arrested at the Mumbai international airport by the police when it was found that their tickets and visas were fake. The men had come from Siddharth Nagar in Uttar Pradesh to Mumbai.A group of 95 men, including the 30 who were arrested, were given fake visas, tickets and charged Rs 1 lakh each for jobs in Kuwait by three agents, who have been booked. The agents were identified as Briddhi Chandra Jaiswal, who was reportedly the mastermind, and Roshan and Jogendra Sharma.The arrested men, who are mostly poor farmers, were promised jobs in Kuwait by Jaiswal, who set up his business at Navghad in Siddharth Nagar district. He distributed fliers quoting different prices for different jobs. One had to pay Rs 55,000 to get a job of a computer operator, and so on.The 95 men were brought to Mumbai by Jaiswal and lodged at a hotel in Jogeshwari East. On Oct. 28 evening, when Jaiswal and the other agents did not respond to phone calls, only 30 of the men decided to head for the airport.“Roshan and Sharma came to the hotel on Saturday night and gave fake visas and tickets to the 90 men, and took the rest of the money from them. The remaining five people were told that they would get their tickets, visas and passports before they board the flight,” Ram Jaiswal, the cousin of one of the arrested men, Rahul Vijay Kumar, was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times.“The visas and tickets were found to be fake, hence the CISF handed them over to the Sahar police. The remaining job aspirants backed off and hence were not booked. I informed the police that my cousin, Rahul Kumar, 24, was cheated by the agent, but still he was arrested,” said Ram, according to Mid-Day.Father of another accused, Barkat Ali, said that they are a family of farmers and his son wanted to go abroad in the hope of making more money but instead he got arrested when he got cheated by the agent.Police said they have booked the agent and his two aides. “The 30 people arrested are in judicial custody and we are looking for the wanted accused,” a police officer at Sahar Police Station told the media.The Indian government has repeatedly issued advisories that only authorized agents should be contacted for seeking jobs abroad since many cases of abuse of Indian workers in Gulf nations have come to light.Job scams have affected people from all strata of society. In June 2017, software engineers working in Bengaluru were cheated of almost Rs 2 crore. The scammers exploited the fear of those working in the IT industry of losing their jobs as multiple organizations were reported to be laying off people. Related Itemsfake agents Gulffake gulf visasfake job agents gulffake ticket kuwaitfake visaindians in kuwaitjob scamslast_img read more