KINGSTON:The fourth annual CB Group UWI 5K Run/Walk and Smart Eggs Kids K is all set for tomorrow.Various stakeholders will run and walk in aid of student development at the University of the West Indies (UWI). Warm-up is expected to begin at the UWI Bowl at 6 a.m., with race time scheduled for 7 a.m. sharp.Patrons are encouraged to arrive by 6 a.m. for ease of parking, which will be facilitated on the University campus.Since its inaugural staging in 2012, the CB Group UWI 5K has raised over $38 million towards student development. The event is tailored for all generations and that is further emphasised with the running of the Smart Eggs Kids K for children 11 and under.The Kids K is scheduled for 8 a.m., following the 5K, to ensure parents and friends alike can join in cheering on the younger generation as they race the circumference of the combination of cricket and football fields at the Bowl.The race will be officially timed by Running Events’ My Laps bib tag timing system.Elizabeth Buchanan-Hind, executive director for the Institutional Advancement Division in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and head of the 5K organising committee, is expecting another well supported, safe event.”We are expecting a great turnout as the university community has really bought into the event. The clubs, societies, halls, as well as commuting and alumni body, have all shown interest and the numbers continue to grow,” she said.”The Bowl will be ready to welcome the turnout comfortably and safely. Last year was incident free, and we expect no less this year, especially with our partners Running Events managing the race and officiating it will be of international standards,” said Buchanan-Hind.The 2015 edition of the race is being held under the co-patronage of Douglas Orane, CD, and Donette Chin-Loy Chang. To date, the race has helped the University of the West Indies offer over 75 scholarships to students and from part of the 2014 proceeds donated a thermocycler machine to the Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation.The CB Group UWI 5K and Smart Eggs Kids K will seek to double the number of participants to continue funding the scholarship initiative and student-development activities at the UWI.
Poland’s Jan Bednarek, centre, scores the opening goal during the group H match between Japan and Poland at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)VOLGOGRAD, Russia — Amid a crescendo of boos and whistles as neither side tried to score, Japan advanced to the knockout round at the World Cup because of a newly implemented tiebreaker — fewer yellow cards.The Japanese, barely playing for the final 15 minutes of the match, lost to Poland 1-0 Thursday. But they still reached the round of 16 because Colombia beat Senegal 1-0 in the other Group H match.ADVERTISEMENT Both Japan and Senegal finished the group phase with four points, had the same goal difference and the same amount of goals scored. Starting at this year’s tournament, disciplinary records — known as fair play — were added by FIFA as a tiebreaker. Japan had four yellow cards in its three group matches while Senegal had six.It’s the first time since 1982 that no African team has advanced from the first round at the World Cup.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 crownPoland, which had already been eliminated, got its goal from defender Jan Bednarek in the 59th minute. He beat his marker at the far post and volleyed in a swerving free kick from Rafal Kurzawa.When Bednarek scored, Japan was facing elimination. However, Colombia’s goal in the 74th minute of the other group match in Samara meant Japan was in second place and would advance. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town World Cup: Colombia advances, Senegal eliminated by tiebreaker Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding GROUP DYNAMICSJapan will next face the winner of Group G, either Belgium or England, on Monday in Rostov-on-Don. Colombia, which won the group with six points, will play the second place team in that group on Tuesday in Moscow.Senegal, however, has become the first victim of the new tiebreaker.“I don’t know if the regulation is cruel or not, but I can’t ask my players to go on the pitch in order to avoid yellow cards,” Senegal coach Aliou Cisse said. “You have to be in contact with other players when you play football. This is how you play football. It worked against us.”KNOCKOUT ROUNDJapan has reached the knockout round at the World Cup three times in the last five tournaments.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ As the game continued, it barely got above walking pace, prompting many inside the Volgograd Arena to show their displeasure by whistling and booing.During injury time, Japan’s players softly passed the ball among themselves, while their Polish opponents barely made an effort, content to finish the tournament with a victory following two losses.Japan coach Akira Nishino made six changes to the starting lineup ahead of the match — all four of Japan’s scorers in the previous two games were left on the bench. But the Japanese still had more of the chances in the first half.Poland had an early chance to take the lead in the 32nd minute when Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima stopped a header from Kamil Grosicki. Scampering across his goal before diving, Kawashima clawed the ball to safety just before it had crossed the line.Robert Lewandowski then had a chance to put Poland ahead 2-0 — a result that would have allowed Senegal to advance — in the 74th minute after a swift counterattack but his effort flew over the bar.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 View comments
Thirty-year-old Malcolm Brown of Belmonte, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was on Thursday arraigned on the murder of Fareez Yaseem, who was stabbed at least 12 times during an attempted robbery on Monday last.Brown was not required to plead to the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Wanda Fortune at the Mahaica Magistrate’s Court.The father of three was killed during a confrontation with Brown, who was attempting to break into a storage bond.Reports are the now dead man was awakened by a sound emanating from the lower flat of the house and went to investigate.As he walked down the flight of stairs, he reportedly saw the suspect trying to gain access to the bond resulting in a confrontation and ultimately, a scuffle between the men.It was during the scuffle that the suspect whipped out a knife and dealt Yaseem several blows to his body.Guyana Times was told that the injured man fell into a drain and died almost immediately while the perpetrator made good his escape, but reportedly left his pedal cycle and a slipper behind.Acting on information, the Police subsequently arrested Brown and after interrogation, charges were instituted. Brown will make his next court appearance on June 8, 2018.
In its effort to help bridge the digital divide, the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) has announced significant reductions in the cost of its residential Internet service rates for its Gold and Silver customers, effective from January 1, 2017.GTT Head officeGold has been reduced by 36 per cent to $9599, while the Silver is down 16 per cent to $8399.According to a statement from GTT, these reductions are evident of the company’s commitment to continue offering its Internet service to customers, with significantly more value on its plans, even as the company focuses on pushing faster and more reliable broadband services into homes and businesses.These higher tiers enable users to stream, surf and download faster at speeds up to 10 megabytes per second. The Bronze service, ideal for casual surfing such as the use of email services, is up now to $5999.GTT is guaranteeing customers that these prices will remain unchanged when the new Value Added Tax (VAT) regime comes into effect.“We are committed to bringing more affordable Internet to our customers and excited tocontinue to bridge Guyana’s digital divide. This is just the first in a number of exciting changes that GTT will be offering its customers in 2017, with significant speed and service quality upgrades on the horizon,” the company stated.The telephone giant launched the Internet plans back in April 2016, offering 10 megabytes per second (MBPS) Internet speeds, five times faster than what was previously offered and with no extra cost to its customers.Then Chief Executive Officer Radha Krishna Sharma had explained that the Internet service would be sold in bronze, silver and gold packages within the range of 1MBPS to 10MBPS. Bronze package subscribers paid the usual $4999 monthly.Silver package customers paid $9980 but with improved speeds of up to 5MBPS, while Gold package subscribers had up to 10MBPS, at $14,979 per month.While the cost is reduced on residential Internet services, only recently Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Justin Nedd told media operatives that with the introduction of VAT on broadband Internet service and data plans sold to mobile and corporate customers, the company would incur an additional expense in the vicinity of US$6 million (G$1.2 billion).Nedd pointed out that GTT already forked over more than half of its earnings to taxes and pointed to a 45 per cent Corporate Tax.
Rebuilding Camp St Prison…despite 20 companies being prequalified in 2017 for reconstruction…Govt sole source overseas firmSince coming to office in 2015, the coalition Government has been engulfed in several controversies where it sole sourced goods and services. However, this trend seems to be heading into 2018; with more matters of this nature to follow.Speaking during the 83rd sitting of the eleventh Parliament, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan indicated that a company had been sole sourced out of the United States to reconstruct a prison at the ruined Camp Street Prison. Only the concrete block stands, following a devastating fire set by escaping inmates in July 2017.His comments were in response to a motion originally spearheaded by Opposition parliamentarian Juan Edghill. It was subsequently introduced by Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira, as Edghill’s suspension continues from the House.In his response to the National Assembly, Ramjattan stated that local companies were unwilling to get involved in “this type” of tendering. The Minister suggested that the reason for this was because they were ignorant of the process.“We had to ensure, because of a certain person in NPTAB (National Procurement and Tender Administration Board) saying there must be some experienced contractors that know a thing or two about prisons. And if we have to single source, we have to single source.”“And we went and single sourced a firm out of America, (which) has built over 300 prisons and has built the Guantanamo prison steel cell. And so they got the contract and they will come down. The important point here is to know we arePublic Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattandoing something. Steel cells came out of money we allocated last year,” Ramjattan declared.UntruthsBut Ramjattan’s words that persons are unwilling to bid for a project of this nature are not supported by what actually occurred. Last year, Government cancelled a tender for the multimillion-dollar reconstruction of the Administrative Blocks for the Georgetown prison. The project was at the time being undertaken by the Public Infrastructure Ministry.At the time, a total of 20 companies had been shortlisted from a prequalification process and were invited by the then acting Permanent Secretary, Geoffrey Vaughn, to conduct a site visit on July 27, 2017. They were to respond by the following day on whether or not they would be submitting a bid for the project.However, the visit was rescheduled the following day by the Ministry’s Work Services Group Manager for Procurement and Contracts, Philip Bryan. The procurement manager, by way of email, indicated that the site visit for the project was rescheduled for the following day, July 27, 2017.On July 28, 2017, Vaughn wrote again to the bidders saying, “The Ministry regrets to inform you that a decision was taken by the executing agency to annul this bid.” Vaughn, in giving reason, pointed to a clause which speaks to the “Employer’s right to accept any bid and to reject any or all bids.”The Ministry subsequently clarified that the process was annulled because the Public Infrastructure Ministry was not the subject Ministry. According to the Ministry, it was just providing “technical support” for the Public Security Ministry.Disregarding procurement lawsThe Government has been under fire for some time for continuously disregarding procurement laws by not putting requests for goods and services to public tender, but instead sole sourcing. Its policy for procuring drugs has especially been under the microscope.The issue of the sole sourced drugs came to light when, in a letter dated February 28, 2017, the now ousted Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) Chief Executive Officer Allan Johnson thanked the Public Health Ministry for authorising the procurement of medical supplies from Trinidad company ANSA McAL to the tune of $605,962,200.This was even though local firms could have supplied the same quantity and quality of drugs at lower prices. It was subsequently found by the Public Procurement Commission that procurement laws were not followed.In May of last year, the parliamentary Opposition had fielded questions in the National Assembly to Communities Ministry.When a response came from Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan it was revealed that nine out of 10 regions in Guyana did no public tendering for drugs and medical supplies between January 2016 and February 2017. In addition, all regions indicated that no prequalification process was followed. This was all done in the name of emergencies.When in the Opposition, the coalition Government had been heavily critical of the former Administration procuring process.
“She could have been out shopping today, but I’m so proud of her for walking the course,” he said. “That really was the highlight of my day, because I didn’t play well at all.” He opened play from the 10th tee and made the turn at 1-over 37. But on the front nine, he had three bogeys without a birdie to leave him well behind the leaders. “I just need to play,” Stockton said. “When I tried to correct myself, it didn’t work. It’s just fundamentals.” Stockton begins today’s round from the 10th tee at 12:20 p.m. BOSS OF THE MOSS Loren Roberts, who was paired with Helendale resident Mark Johnson, moved closer to tour history. He fired a 4-under 67 for his 30th straight round of even-par or better, including 28 rounds under par. He needs two more rounds to tie the record held by Larry Nelson. SURGERY PROPONENT Peter Jacobsen, who underwent laser back surgery in Florida more than a week ago, fired a 5-under 66 – his lowest round of the 2007 season. Health has been an issue for Jacobsen the past few years. He withdrew due to a sore right knee at last year’s Toshiba Classic and later underwent hip replacement surgery in September. HARD TO BELIEVE Ben Crenshaw, who shares the lead with five others, set a personal-best effort while playing on the Champions Tour. It is the first time that he has led or shared a lead after the opening round since joining the senior circuit in 2002. COMING HOME Mark O’Meara, who attended high school in nearby Mission Viejo and later played at Long Beach State, opened with a 3-under 68 in his third appearance on the Champions Tour. FOR THE ROUND A total of 43 players in the 78-man field finished with rounds under par. The field averaged 70.154, nearly a stroke-and-a-half lower than the 2006 average of 71.487. Only 27 players finished under par in last year’s first round. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWPORT BEACH – The last time Redlands resident Dave Stockton began tournament play, he fired a 10-over-par 81. TOSHIBA CLASSIC NOTEBOOK He didn’t need to worry about the dreaded 80 mark Friday during the opening round of the Toshiba Classic, and when Stockton completed his round of 4-over 75, it didn’t take long for him to say what made him happiest. His wife, Cathy, is undergoing radiation treatments for cancer. For all 18 holes, she followed along while her husband competed in his second Champions Tour event this year.
Their last sojourn in continental football was in 2014 when they were eliminated at the first round after a loss to South Africa’s Supersport United. In history though, Ingwe were a force to reckon with in the continent especially in the 80’s and those are the glory days Matano wants to bring back.“It is great to play in continental football because it is a different and prestigious stage. AFC is a big team and we need to get back to the top. After the season ends I will sit down, assess my squad and see what I need to add. After I have my squad intact, then I will know what the targets are,” the coach told Capital Sport.But, in achieving his ambition, Matano has asked for a healthy budget from the club’s officials, saying playing at such a stage comes with a heavy cost.AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano speaking with his technical bench during the 2017 GOtv Shield final. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“We need to have a good financial base to reinforce the squad with good quality players. We also need ample time to prepare,” the tactician further stated.It was a sweet day for Matano who had the chance of winning the title with Ulinzi Stars last season, but lost in the final to Tusker. More painful to Matano was the fact that he had failed to coach the team three months prior as he was out with illness.In a previous interview, he told Capital Sport that he would have won the title had he been with the team throughout. But now, he has achieved his target, his first piece of silverware since guiding Tusker FC to the Kenyan Premier League crown in 2012.“The best thing about football life is winning, and it is a great feeling to win today. This was our biggest match of the year and I motivated my players throughout this week. I psyched them and told them they were responsible for everything,” Matano stated.“They were playing for themselves, the team, the fans and their future and they delivered when we needed them to,” a happy Matano further added.-Shittu contemplated quitting AFC-AFC Leopards defender Salim ‘Shittu’ Abdalla celebrating after nodding home a powerful header to hand Ingwe the opener. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe allure of playing in continental football is already appealing to the players who have vowed to put in their best feet forward to ensure they perform well in the African stage.Defender Salim ‘Shittu’ Abdallah who scored the opening goal in the 2-0 win against Kariobangi Sharks disclosed that he had contemplated quitting the club at the end of the season, but now says he will remain to have a taste of playing CAF football.“I had thought about leaving at the end of the season but now, I think I will change my mind. I have never played football outside Kenya and this is a great opportunity for me as a player. It is every player’s dream to get here and hopefully I will work hard to retain a place,” the tough tackling defender asserted.Meanwhile, Leopards will turn their focus on finishing the league strongly in the remaining five games of the season, fuelled by the motivation of their GOtv Shield conquest.They are placed 10th in the league standings with 36 points and Matano hopes they can push enough to move within the top eight bracket.“It would be good if we win all the remaining five games of the season. We are motivated now and I know the players will work hard to get the team into our desired position,” the tactician opined.Matano’s charges will have a week of rest and recuperation before their next league fixture against Chemelil Sugar on Saturday October 28 at the Thika Stadium.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano guided Ingwe to the GOtv Shield title for the first time in four years. Photo/ RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 21- After guiding AFC Leopards back to continental football, head coach Robert ‘The Lion’ Matano is now focusing on ensuring Ingwe makes history in 2018 CAF Confederations Cup.AFC Leopards beat Kariobangi Sharks 2-0 on Friday to not only clinch the 2017 GOtv Shield title but also book a slot in next year’s CAF Confederations Cup.
1 Germany win the World Cup Germany captain Philipp Lahm has hailed his team-mates after they won the World Cup in Brazil.Mario Gotze’s extra time volley decided the game as Die Nationalmannschaft beat Argentina 1-0 in the Maracana.And their skipper believes their all for one and one for all attitude was helped them become world champions for the first time since 1990.Lahm told Kicker.de: “What we have done and how we have worked is incredible.“Whether we have the best individual players or whatever does not matter, you have to have the best team.“We stepped up time and again in the tournament and did not let ourselves get distracted.“And at the end you stand there as world champions – an unbelievable feeling. The team has remained quiet and patient.”
“There’s a great need for a noninvasive and safe way to identify people who don’t have signs but have risk” of heart disease, he said. But there are potential downsides to more people doing this testing without extensive training. Suddenly, small-town family doctors could see scary-looking artery buildups and rush to treat some that might never be life-threatening. And while patients who see the pictures may be motivated to quit smoking, lose weight or go on cholesterol drugs, some might suffer side effects from unnecessary treatment. Ultrasounds also are being advertised directly to consumers – the latest “peace of mind” test like whole-body CT scans and MRIs. Some drugmakers are promoting wider testing because it could boost cholesterol pill sales. The American Heart Association says testing with traditional ultrasound machines can help certain patients, but does not endorse widespread screening with the small devices because proof of benefit is lacking. Guidelines from several groups suggesting who should use the small ultrasound devices, and on which patients, are expected next spring, said Stein, who heads a panel writing the advice. On balance, many doctors see more promise than peril. “It’s equivalent to a mammogram of the heart,” said Dr. Christopher Rembold, a cardiologist at the University of Virginia. If doctors see something suspicious, they can refer patients to specialists for more extensive tests before deciding whether or how to treat it, he said. Screening involves checking for buildups called plaque and measuring the thickness of the wall of the main neck artery. Normal thickness varies by age, race and sex, and charts give doctors detailed guidance. Too-thick arteries are a sign of higher risk for heart attack. Until recently, only ultrasound specialists did these tests, which were analyzed by a radiologist. That often meant patients needed another appointment at a hospital or ultrasound center, and a return trip to their primary doctor for results. The portable ultrasound devices are changing that. SonoSite Inc. of Bothell, Wash., came out with one in 1999. It was followed by GE Healthcare, a suburban Milwaukee unit of General Electric. They mostly are used in emergency rooms to check for problems with the heart’s valves or pumping capacity, or bulging abdominal arteries threatening to rupture. But scanning neck arteries became more common after SonoSite’s MicroMaxx came out in 2005. The 8-pound device is a small laptop and costs $25,000, or about $40,000 with related software. The pocket-size device that went on sale last week – the $10,000 Acuson P10 – might eventually expand artery scanning even more. Siemens Medical Solutions, the Malvern, Pa.-based unit of the German company Siemens AG, initially will sell the device for traditional heart imaging and emergency use, but plans to offer artery imaging in the near future. The quality of the images will have to be proved for the device to gain wide acceptance, several experts said. At UW-Madison, doctors have done neck scans with portable ultrasounds on about 900 patients. They charge $295, and three local HMOs agreed to pay. Most insurers do not, because of limited proof of the value of such tests. Others are selling neck scanning directly to consumers. Dr. Robert Bonow, cardiology chief at Northwestern University and a past heart association president, recently got an ad in the mail for screening at a shopping center near his Glencoe, Ill., home. He worries about the accuracy of such testing. Suppose the scanning is 90 percent accurate, and the normal rate of heart disease is 10 percent, he said. That would mean 20 out of 200 people would have heart disease and 180 would not. But the scan would tell 18 people they had it when they didn’t, and would miss heart disease in 18 who did. Because of the false alarms, “you may be treating twice as many people as you have to,” he said. “If you’re dealing with 2 million people, that’s a lot of people who don’t need treatment.” Robert Rosner, an ultrasound technician in Fort Myers, Fla., sells screening to police, fire and other municipal workers and through doctor offices and health clubs. He charges $180 and offers a personal testimonial. At age 42, he scanned his own arteries and was surprised to see a 30 percent narrowing in one. A doctor put him on medications, and a couple of years later, the plaque was gone. “Without needles or radiation or pain … there’s disease in the body that can be reversed,” he said. “I’m living proof.” UW’s Stein is leading a study to see whether family practice doctors can be trained in a weekend to accurately do the tests. SonoSite donated equipment, and a university-administered grant is paying for the study, which will test 350 patients. “The danger of overtreating is low, especially in an environment where we dangerously undertreat risk factors,” Stein said. Screening itself can be good, he pointed out. A previous study found that even those whose arteries were found to be normal were motivated to exercise more.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MADISON, Wis. – What if your doctor could swipe a wand over your neck and reveal whether you have hidden heart disease? That is now possible in places other than the sick bay of the starship Enterprise. Miniature ultrasound machines are starting to make their way into ordinary doctors’ offices, where they may someday be as common as stethoscopes and EKGs. A pocket-sized one weighing less than 2 pounds hit the market last week. Some of these devices can make images of neck arteries, which offer a “window” to heart arteries that cannot easily be seen. If the neck vessels are clogged, doctors know that those around the heart probably are, too, and that treatment or more testing is needed. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe new ultrasound machines offer a relatively cheap, painless way to screen people with no symptoms of heart problems for signs of hidden trouble. Is that a good thing? Many doctors say yes, because for one-third of heart disease sufferers, the first symptom is dropping dead of a heart attack. Finding these people early and treating them could save lives. The test may be especially good for women, who often have few traditional signs. Lisa Rosenstock of Madison, Wis., is an example. At age 41, this trim, athletic mom had normal cholesterol and blood pressure but a troubling family history of heart attacks. Ultrasound revealed a big clog in the main artery from her heart to her head. Her cardiologist, Dr. James Stein of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, put her on medicines to lower her risk of a heart attack or stroke. He also is leading a study aimed at making ultrasound testing more common.