LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins It is Djokovic’s 13th major trophy, the fourth-highest total in the history of men’s tennis.But it’s also his first in more than two years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’During that time, Djokovic struggled with a painful right elbow that eventually required surgery and as his losses accumulated, his ranking fell out of the top 20 for the first time in more than a decade. He grew so frustrated with his form that he spoke about skipping the grass-court circuit.Fortunately for him, he changed his mind. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns the ball to Kevin Anderson of South Africa during the men’s singles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday July 15, 2018. (Pool photo by NEIL HALL via AP)LONDON — Novak Djokovic is back at his best and the Wimbledon champion for a fourth time, grabbing a lead right away against a weary Kevin Anderson in the final and winning 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) on Sunday.Anderson nearly managed to extend the match, holding five set points to force a fourth set. Djokovic held steady, saving all five of those, then was as superior in the tiebreaker as he was most of the sun-drenched afternoon.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. At No. 21, Djokovic is the lowest-ranked Wimbledon titlist since Goran Ivanisevic in 2001.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pacquiao landed more power punches than Matthysse’s total—stats
…presented with their Trade Union Certificate of RecognitionThe Guyana Goldfields Incorporated has finally recognised the National Mine Workers Union (NMWU) as the official union representative for their workers, after the organisation was accredited with the relevant certification last week.Aurora Gold MineOn Monday, the company informed that they were in receipt of a certificate from the Trade Union Recognition and Certification Board, identifying the NMWU as the ‘majority union’ for workers under their subsidiary, Aurora Gold Mine (AGM).It further stated that the Union will represent employees below the supervisory level and the company is working to abide to all stipulated regulations.“The NMWU is the bargaining unit that will represent AGM employees below the level of supervisor. As stated previously, the company is actively adhering to applicable laws and regulations and is facilitating communication with relevant authorities,” Guyana Goldfields said.The certificate which was seen by this publication, was issued on September 4, 2019 after being signed by Chief Labour Officer Charles Ogle. It stated that the Union has the authority to represent the workers, effective of August 20, 2019.NMWU had secured 52 per cent of the votes in a survey conducted by the Labour Department back in August. One of the workers had informed Guyana Times that they supported the Union after it had been backing their struggles since 2015. Many were happy since this achievement provided a voice to negotiate demands for better working conditions.President of the Union, Sherwayne Downer later expressed that they would continue their strides to advocate for miners’ rights. This development, he noted, was a victory for the AGM workers.“It is a victory for the workers of AGM. As President of the Union, I vow to go above and beyond to ensure that those employees, who would have trusted and placed confidence in us, will be on the receiving end of the highest level of effective representation”.In July, over 200 workers had downed their tools and initiated strike actions for two days after calls mounted for them to be officially represented by a union and to improve working conditions and wages.During the strike, the workers had claimed that they were threatened with having their internet connection disconnected— which is vital to ensure communication from their Cuyuni-Mazaruni location to the coast. They were also demanding better wages, better quality food and laundry services, out of town allowance, missing NIS contributions among others.Three days later, the Canadian-based company indicated that persons were returning to work on a phased approach and it is anticipated that full production will resume shortly. Three days without production has resulted in an estimated 22,500 ounces of unprocessed ore.A letter was then issued to employees, granting the second quarterly bonus of 7.6 per cent on July 25, while promising that the formula for the next bonus will be reviewed. However, most of these promises were yet to be fulfilled after weeks had elapsed and some miners had threatened to initiate strike actions once more.
As concerns grow over the plummeting value of the Guyana dollar, the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) is urging the relevant authorities to take immediate steps to stabilise the value of the local currency.The GMSA is calling on Finance Minister Winston Jordan to urgently hold broad consultations on the matter and warned that failure to arrest the situation would result in devastating consequences.GMSA warns that the rise in the price of the US dollar will have far-reaching effects for Guyana as a whole, both socially and economicallyAt its recently-held Board meeting, GMSA members deliberated deeply on the woes of the manufacturing sector, including the deteriorating rate of the Guyana dollar and dire impacts it would have on business and employment, and ultimately the entire economy.According to the Board in a public statement on Wednesday, it is estimated that the real exchange rate when available for the purchase of foreign exchange is $230 for the replacement of imported inputs into the sectors.“We are concerned that our ability to keep prices stable will be limited and guided by this new rate. The burden of the changes in the VAT regime will also cause production costs to move upwards,” the business umbrella body noted.As a result, the GMSA is encouraging all of the sectors to implement cost-cutting exercises and have noted that some entities have started to rationalise employment.The body warned that the rise in the price of the US dollar would have far-reaching effects for Guyana as a whole, both socially and economically.The GMSA said the Bank of Guyana as well as the Government should immediately inject funds into the system in order to stabilise the value of the local currency.“We believe that the rate is being driven by the simple economic formula of supply and demand. This situation has the potential to further increase unemployment and at worst, wipe out companies,” the GMSA stated.Consumers have been crying out about being forced to pay high rates for foreign currencies as a result of the commercial banks and cambios claiming to have a shortage.Usually, when commercial banks experience a shortage, they turn to the Bank of Guyana to purchase the currency to meet the demand.Jordan recently announced on a radio programme that the foreign exchange reserves at the Bank of Guyana were in excess of US$600 million, but commercial banks and cambios across the country continue to turn away customers, claiming a shortage of the US dollar. Based on the findings of this newspaper’s investigations, popular cambios are turning away regular patrons who are interested in purchasing foreign currencies. This has resulted in businesspersons and the average Guyanese being forced to buy foreign currencies at exploitative rates.Around the city, money changers have already raised their rates for the US dollar to G$220.But both Finance Minister Winston Jordan and Bank of Guyana Governor, Dr Gobind Ganga are maintaining that there is no shortage of foreign currencies in Guyana.Jordan, on the radio programme, explained that the Central Bank has no record of shortages at commercial banks. “The Governor has assured me that he doesn’t know anything about that, because the banks haven’t approached him for foreign exchange,” Jordan stated.The Finance Minister said he believed there was a deliberate attempt to starve the economy of foreign currencies.Junior Finance Minister Jaipaul Sharma has also opined that commercial banks and cambios were hoarding foreign currencies in order to get better prices from preferred markets.He told Guyana Times recently that “maybe they tell the customers ‘no’ so they could get a higher rate. Maybe they are keeping it for some friend or some special customer”.Nonetheless, he does not believe the situation warrants a probe. According to the Junior Finance Minister, Government cannot control what the commercial banks and cambios tell their customers.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Those in attendance for game two between the Fort St. John Huskies and Fairview Flyers got their money’s worth and then some last night. The contest had everything one could ask for in a hockey game and in the end it was the Huskies coming out on top with a 7-6 double overtime win to tie the best of seven semifinal series at one.Fort St. John had a difficult start to the game as they were badly outshot over the opening 20 minutes at 12-4, however a late goal kept them on equal footing at one a piece.The late tally seemed to spark the legs of the Huskies after the intermission as they scored twice in a 38 second span early in the second. Down by two the Flyers kept skating hard and three unanswered goals over the final 17 and a half minutes put them up one heading to the third period.- Advertisement -Over the final 20 minutes the teams went back and forth. Fort St. John successfully killed off a five on three Fairview power play and used the momentum to take the lead late at 6-5. In what could have been an emotionally crushing turn of events the Flyers tied the game at six with under a second left after a scramble in the crease to force overtime.Despite surrendering the late goal the Huskies would not feel sorry for themselves. The first overtime period solved nothing, but in the second extra period a seeing eye shot from the point by Lou Giesbrecht found it’s way into the Fairview goal to give Fort St. John the big win.Huskies assistant coach Todd Alexander said with the momentum changing throughout the contest it would have been easy for his squad to fold up shop, however they kept plugging away and were rewarded for their work.Advertisement “There was a lot of good battles going on out there. We could have let that one get away from us but we just found ways to score goals tonight and we came out on top,” he said.With a young squad some of the Huskies inexperienced players struggled in game one, but Alexander gave props to them in game two for having a strong turnaround which showed up on the score sheet with plenty of secondary scoring.“We’ve got some good young talent over here that can score goals. That first game was a real learning lesson for us especially for a lot of our young guys who haven’t been in a semifinal. After that first game they had to amp their game up and they definitely brought a better game,” he said.Scoring for the Huskies were Jordan Harder, Cayle Bell (2), Lucien Serban, Josh Robinson, Ryan McDonald, and Lou Giesbrecht.Advertisement While six goals against may seem like a lot, each of them was hard earned by Fairview. Brody Nelson had another strong outing as he made 48 saves, including a number of clutch stops on the five on three penalty kill in the third period.Game three between the clubs will be in Fairview tomorrow night at 8:30. The series will return to Fort St. John for game four at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Fort St. John City Council will hear Dr. Hamilton’s report on Tax Ratio’s at special meeting Monday. The meeting will take place at 1:30, prior to the regularly scheduled Council Meeting. Dr. Hamilton was hired by Council to determine if the method by which the City divides total property taxes among the property classes should be adjusted. There are seven property classes in the city, including residential and business.- Advertisement – City Manager Diane Hunter said last November that one of the main concerns with the 2008 budget was the tax ratio between business and residential property. [asset|aid=642|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5d41234104c35109f85969a19bacfd9f-Diane – Tax Ratios_1_Pub.mp3] This report, if implemented by Council, could cause some property classes to see a tax rate increase, while others may see a decrease or there could be no changes at all.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.Freezing Rain Warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-239-0484 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports to #ABStorm. Freezing Rain Warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to email@example.com or tweet with the hashtag #BCStorm.2:14 AM MST Tuesday 13 January 2015Freezing rain warning in effect for:Co. of Grande Prairie near Beaverlodge Hythe and DemmittCo. of Grande Prairie near Grande Prairie and WembleyCo. of Grande Prairie near Sexsmith and La GlaceM.D. of Greenview near DeBoltM.D. of Greenview near Little SmokyM.D. of Greenview near O’Brien Prov. Park and Big Mtn CreekM.D. of Greenview near Sturgeon LakeM.D. of Greenview near Valleyview and New Fish CreekM.D. of Greenview near Wapiti and Shuttler Flats Rec. AreaAn area of freezing rain is expected to begin this morning over northwestern Alberta and end later this afternoon.Advertisement Please slow down on area roads today. If you spot any problems on our highways, email firstname.lastname@example.org or post a messages on our facebook page. You can also text us, when you’re not driving, 250-800-2360Here are the full statements from Environment Canada.12:28 AM PST Tuesday 13 January 2015Freezing rain warning in effect for:B.C. North Peace River- Advertisement -Freezing rain is expected or occurring.A frontal system will affect the B.C. Peace beginning early this morning. Sub – freezing air trapped near the surface will combine with warm moist Pacific air aloft to produce freezing rain in Fort St John. The freezing rain will end later this morning.Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.Advertisement
1 Crystal Palace star Yohan Cabaye Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye has revealed some of his team-mates forced him out of Paris Saint-Germain.The 29-year-old moved to the French champions from Newcastle in January 2014 after scoring seven Premier League goals that season.However, the Frenchman has now admitted that upon arriving in the French capital certain players made it clear they didn’t want him there.Cabaye this summer ended his time with PSG and reunited with his former boss Alan Pardew, who shelled out £10m to bring him to the Eagles.“I know that when I arrived [at PSG], there are some players who did not want me to come,” Cabaye told Canal+.“That’s football, it does not matter. Maybe one day we will speak again. It’s a number of things.“Once there is a loose ball or a bad pass, there’s bad looks. I hoped one day to wear the shirt of PSG and I had the opportunity, but it did not happen the way I wanted.“But I have no grudge against anyone.”
Ronaldo hinted at a move away from the Bernabeu after the Champions League final 2 Ronaldo was at his sensational best as he scored a hat-trick against Spain The Portuguese, who became the world’s most expensive player when Madrid paid Manchester United £80m to buy him in 2009, helped fire the Bernabeu club to their third-straight Champions League title last term.However his future in Madrid is shrouded in mystery and he has since been heavily linked with a move away from the club.United have been linked with a swoop for their former favourite, who is considered one of the best players in the club’s history, as Jose Mourinho attempts to battle local rivals Manchester City for next season’s Premier League title. Paris Saint-Germain are considering a stunning world-record bid to land Manchester United target Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.According to reports in Spain, the French club could be ready to eclipse the £222m fee they paid for Neymar in 2017 by lodging an offer of £263m to sign Ronaldo from Madrid. But now Don Balon says they will face stiff competition from PSG, who seem ready to yet again break the bank to complete the biggest signing of the summer.The 33-year-old, who has scored a phenomenal 311 goals in 292 La Liga appearances for Madrid, remains under contract at the club until 2021. 2
THEY haven’t really stopped celebrating in Mountcharles all week after St Naul’s won the Intermediate Championship last weekend.And one fan has come up with an excellent slideshow…taking in some of those celebrations. Click to watch.DONEGALDAILY.COM – DONEGAL’S BIGGEST AND BEST NEWS WEBSITE……GIVING YOU THE NEWS NOW!ADVERTISE FOR JUST €3..click www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDDTV VIDEO: RELIVE THE ST NAUL’S INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP WIN was last modified: October 20th, 2011 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:DDTV VIDEO: RELIVE THE ST NAUL’S INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP WINMOUNTCHARLES
Finn Harps made it five games in a row unbeaten as they beat Salthill Devon 2-0 at Finn Park last night.Peter Hutton’s side were in control in the first half with chances falling to Shaun McGowan.It wasn’t until the 63rd minute that they finally broke the deadlock when veteran Kevin McHugh got onto the end of a header to make it 1-0. It was the Killea man who netted a second from the penalty spot when David Meehan handled inside the area. HARPS CONTINUE SOLID RUN WITH VICTORY OVER SALTHILL-DEVON was last modified: August 4th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:finn harpsSalthill Devon