GCB U-19 inter-county one-day competition bowls off today

first_imgTHE one-day version of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)/ Hand-in-Hand Mutual Fire Insurance Company Limited-sponsored under-19 Inter-County cricket competition bowls off today with two matches from 09:30hrsToday’s first round is set for the Police Sports Club ground where Demerara will face the Select Under-17 team, while at the Everest Cricket Club ground, Berbice will oppose Essequibo.The competition is being used as a yardstick by the junior selectors to pick the Guyana team for the West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Regional under-19 competition scheduled for later this year.The competition, which will be played on a round robin basis, is expected to be keenly contested.Round two will be played on Wednesday, with Berbice facing Demerara at the National Stadium, Providence, and Essequibo playing the Select Under-17 at the Police ground in Eve Leary.Essqequibo captain Mark WilliamsThe third round is scheduled for Thursday, with Demerara opposing Essequibo at the National Stadium, Providence, and Berbice facing the Select Under-17 at Everest.The top two teams will play the final on Friday at the National Stadium, Providence.The three-day format will commence on June 6 and concludes on June 16. Below are the four squads that will compete in the tournament.Demerara: Bhaskar Yadram (Captain), Ronaldo Ali Mohamed (Vice-captain), Joshua Persaud, Raymond Perez, Navendra Persaud, Ramnarine Chatura, Richie Looknauth, Keshram Seybodan, Stephon Wilson, Sagar Hatheramani, Dwayne Dick, Kishna Singh, Garvin Boodwah, Dambuka Nqgando, Darshan Persaud, Mark Jeffers, Kennard Moonsammy, Mark Ramsammy and Himanauth Dindyal. Omar Hussain (Manager), Reon King (Coach), Dhanpaul (Assistant Coach).Essequibo: Mark Williams (captain), Sachin Persaud, Kurt Lovell, Adrian Campbell, Mark Ramsammy, Joshua Jones, Quintin Sampson, Beesham Moses, Leslie Allen, Sheldon Charles, Mahindra Persaud, Chanderpaul Mohabir, Kellin Davis, Joel Fortune and Azeem Habib. Loaknauth Persaud (Manager), Andy Ramnarine (Coach).Berbice: Adrian Sukwah, Kevin Sinclair, Sasenarine Sukhoo, Veramootoo Senwasane, Javid Karim, Matthew Hardyal, Daniel Samaroo, Emmanuel Seecharran, Karan Arjpaul, Keith Simpson, Deon Sinclair, Sylus Tyndall, Raymond Vankenic and Steve Deonarine. Michael Newland (Manager), Adrian Amsterdam (Coach).Select Under-17: Alex Alvin Algoo, Sachin Stefan Singh, Orlando Jailall, Junior Alvin Sinclair, Kevlon Alston Anderson, Kevin Imran Christian, Robin Williams, Lance Rusell Roberts, Alphius Malcolm Bookie, Rajendra Singh, Nigel Deodat, Ashmead Romanno Nedd, Pradesh Ballkishun, Kelvin Umroa, Mark Gary Rankin, Gevon Shemar Schultz, Reyaz Khan and Qumar Tychicus Torrington. Nazeer Mohamed (Manager), Orin Bailey (Coach).last_img read more

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Giannis Antetokounmpo injury update: Bucks star tweaks ankle, plans to ‘work through it’

first_img Related News “I’m definitely working on it on a daily basis trying to get it healthy, stronger… I have to work through it while playing and try to get my strength back.”Giannis on his ankle: pic.twitter.com/kj0tsZykcY— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 29, 2019With six games left in the regular season for the Bucks, Antetokounmpo said the main focus heading into the playoffs is to get healthy.”The thing that is most important for this team is to stay healthy,” Antetokounmpo said. “And get the guys that have been out — get them back and help them get back into the rhythm and prepare for the playoffs. … As long as we stay healthy, we are going to be fine.”Milwaukee now holds a 57-19 record and remains atop the Eastern Conference, four games ahead of the Raptors. Giannis Antetokounmpo tweaked his ankle again in the Bucks’ 128-118 win over the Clippers, but the star forward said he’s going to play through the pain going forward. Antetokounmpo’s injury came with just under eight minutes left in Thursday’s game when he ran into Clippers forward Garrett Temple after throwing down a big dunk. He then fell down grabbing his right ankle and had a noticeable limp walking off the court. He watched the remainder of the game from the sideline after testing his ankle.  NBA wrap: Spurs one Sacramento loss away from postseason berth Giannis limped to the Bucks bench with an apparent lower leg injury after stepping on Garrett Temple’s foot in the 4th quarter. He remained on the bench, but did not return to the game. pic.twitter.com/2XV7zfeVVw— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 29, 2019Antetokounmpo has been dealing with ankle issues for several days now after spraining his ankle March 17 against the 76ers. When asked about his ankle after the game, Antetokounmpo said he felt “good,” though he indicated he hadn’t fully recovered from the initial sprain.”Usually when you sprain your ankle, you tweak your ankle, you stay out for two, three, four games,” Antetokounmpo told reporters after the game. “But I don’t like missing games, so I have to work through it while playing and try to get my strength with our practices.”last_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Friday, June 10 – Sunday, June 12, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Friday, June 10 to Sunday, June 12, 2016: Friday, June 10, 2016No reports were filed.Saturday, June 11, 2016•1 a.m. Officers investigated a battery and curfew violation in the 1000 block W. 8th, Wellington by known suspect(s).•5:14 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of medication in the 1300 block N. A, Wellington.•1:46 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a vehicle in the 1100 block S. Washington, Wellington.•4:37 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to vehicles in the 1000 block S. Washington, Wellington.4:45 p.m. Officers took a report of a verbal disturbance in the 1100 block N. C, Wellington by known subject(s).•5 p.m. Officers investigated disorderly conduct in the 900 block W. 7th, Wellington by known suspect(s).•7:05 p.m. Officers investigated a theft and criminal damage to camping equipment in the 500 block Lake View Road, Mayfield.•10:15 p.m. Officers investigated driving while license is suspended in the 200 block N. Park, Wellington.•10:33 p.m. Danny R. King, 58, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended.•10:40 p.m. David E. McBee, 53, Sedgwick, was issued a notice to appear for defective headlamp.Sunday, June 12, 2016•8:05 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary of food items in the 800 block E. 16th, Wellington by known suspect(s).•9:35 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a laptop by unknown suspect(s) in the 700 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•11:39 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1100 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•12:04 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 300 block W. 10th, Wellington.•12:26 p.m. Officers took a report of found BB gun in the 1200 block N. C, Wellington.•3:53 p.m. Officers investigated disorderly conduct in the 900 block W. 7th, Wellington by known suspect.•6:02 p.m. Officers took a report of found keys in the 1800 block E. 16th, Wellington.•7:59 p.m. Officers investigated probation violation and disorderly conduct in the 900 block W. 7ty, Wellington by known suspect.•8:23 p.m. Gary W. Webb, 62, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with probation violation and disorderly conduct.last_img read more

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City Council president sides with union, urges visitors: Boycott LAX-area hotel

first_imgEscalating the city’s battle for a living-wage ordinance for hotels near Los Angeles International Airport, City Council President Eric Garcetti has urged potential visitors to boycott the LAX Hilton because of ongoing labor problems. In a seven-paragraph letter addressed to “hotel patrons” and obtained Thursday by the Daily News, Garcetti details workers’ calls for a boycott amid labor disputes and urges visitors to book at locations in the city away from the LAX area. Garcetti also notes worker unrest at other Century Boulevard hotels and says: “The hotels have taken a strong stance against paying their workers a living wage. “To protect your event and support workers, I urge you to honor the boycott and avoid booking at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel until the dispute is resolved,” Garcetti wrote in the letter dated Feb. 27. “This is one of those examples in our organization where we have good people of good will on both sides of this issue,” Collins said. “Having said that, there is nothing good for us that comes from a labor dispute. “What this letter does is heighten attention to the issue, which is what I’m sure is the intention. But I do have to say, I wish it weren’t there.” Tourism big business Tourism brings in more than $13 billion a year to the local economy – the largest for the region. Meanwhile, the long-struggling downtown Convention Center has only recently begun to show a profit after years of running annual deficits in the $20 million range. The city has agreed to heavily subsidize a luxury hotel near the center in hopes of boosting convention business. Matt Szabo, a spokesman for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, said the mayor had not seen the letter and was unavailable for comment Thursday. Villaraigosa is headed for Miami and a U.S. Conference of Mayors panel on poverty. Garcetti would not comment on the letter. His spokesman, Josh Kamensky, said it was provided to the union to send to potential LAX Hilton customers. “This is an endorsement of the workers at the hotel,” Kamensky said. “Eric was very involved in the hotel battle, and he was asked to write this letter of support of the boycott. He felt it would be inappropriate not to respond.” The letter was requested by UNITE Here, the union that represents hotel and restaurant workers, as part of its effort to pressure change at the Hilton hotel. On its Web site, the union calls for a boycott of LAX Hilton. James Elmendorf of the Living Wage Alliance, which has supported workers’ efforts, said Garcetti’s letter helps the union highlight the issues. “We don’t know if it really affects their business, but it lets potential customers know what’s going on here,” Elmendorf said. Elmendorf said the union has sent copies of the letter to companies that have done business at the Hilton in the past. Grant Coonley, general manager of the LAX Hilton, said the letter will have a ripple effect. “We don’t just compete in Los Angeles,” Coonley said. “We compete across the country. I have a 1,200-room hotel, and if someone receives this letter, I think they’re going to say, `Why bother coming to L.A.?’ It doesn’t just hurt us. It hurts the whole region.” Jack Kyser, chief economist of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp., called it an unusual move by an elected official. “It’s an interesting development when you have a labor dispute,” Kyser said. “Usually, it’s just the union trying to block business. It’s rare to have an elected official send out a letter. I think people might step back and say we’ll just stay away from L.A. for the time being.” Kamensky said Garcetti made clear in the letter that there are a number of alternatives to the LAX Hilton in the city. Debating implications The letter provides information on contacting the Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau as well as referral to a union-backed Web site for more information on the labor dispute. “We want people to come to L.A. and have a good time,” Kamensky said. “We just think they will have a more enjoyable time if they are at a hotel where there is not any labor strife.” But Harvey Englander, a spokesman for the LAX-area hotels, said the letter has broad implications. “This is a labor dispute, and the government should not be sending out letters like this,” Englander said. “The last time I looked, the convention and tourism business brings in a lot of money to the city. I don’t see how it is responsible for a city official to get involved like this.” The LAX Hilton is one of a dozen hotels in the area that is in court with the city about a proposed living-wage ordinance. Under the ordinance, 13 hotels along the Century Boulevard corridor would be required to increase workers’ pay to $9.39 an hour with health insurance, or $10.64 an hour without health benefits. The business community has strongly opposed the ordinance since the City Council first approved it in November. Council members have argued that the city can require the higher wages because the hotels directly benefit from their proximity to LAX and city-sponsored airport modernization. But the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce teamed up with hotels and spent $800,000 to gather more than 103,000 signatures to put the ordinance on the May ballot, with the hope that voters would overturn the law. To head off an expensive election, the City Council repealed the ordinance and introduced a new law in mid-February that kept the living-wage requirements but also promised $1million for street improvements near the hotels and $50,000 to develop a marketing plan for a new Airport Hospitality Enhancement Zone. But hotels and the business community argued that the ordinance was essentially the same and challenged it in court. Earlier this month, the business community won the first round in its legal challenge. A judge ordered the city to delay the law’s implementation until she has a chance to consider the issue in May. [email protected] (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Labor disputes about unionization and wage issues have roiled the hotels in recent months, but the direct involvement by a city official drew outrage and concern Thursday from business, hotel and tourism officials. “In my 32 years of Chamber of Commerce experience, it is unprecedented for an elected official to communicate with out-of-town visitors discouraging their patronage of a local business,” said Gary Toebben, president of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and a vocal opponent of the living wage ordinance. “The LAX Hilton pays $5.6 million a year in taxes. The Hilton operations include 10 hotels and its global headquarters in Los Angeles. “A letter like this sends the wrong message about Los Angeles and to Los Angeles businesses that are trying to attract customers to this region.” Michael Collins of L.A. Inc., the agency responsible for luring conventions to the city, said he worries that the letter could discourage some people from visiting the city. last_img
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