SEA Games: Cray strikes gold in 400m hurdles

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Eric Cray of the Philippines competes in the men’s 400-meter hurdles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. Cray clocked 50.03 seconds to win the gold medal. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR — Eric Cray chose to coast along to the finish line despite a Vietnamese competitor and still emerged the men’s 400-meter hurdles champion Tuesday night in the Southeast Asian Games.Holding a big lead at the final turn, the defending champion brushed off the challenge of Quach Cong Lich in the final 50 meters to nail it via thrilling photo finish.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ LATEST STORIES SEA Games: PH booters bow outcenter_img Break new ground Winning start Cray, who hails from Olongapo but lives in Texas, spent the few suspense-filled minutes waiting for the results lying on the track, totally sure that he won the first of his two finals events of the evening.The officials timer showed he clocked 50.03 seconds as against the Vietnamese’s 50.05. It was way off  the 49.40 SEA Games record that he also holds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCray was probably saving himself as he was to compete later in the 100m dash which he also won two years ago.Another Filipino in the final, Francis Tiaga Medina, also crossed the finish line but on wheelchair as he appeared to have injured his legs. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

“We are satisfied” with oil contract, bonus – Trotman

first_imgIn light of comments that Guyana undersold itself in regard to the petroleum agreement — and more particularly the signing bonus — with US oil giant ExxonMobil, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman on Friday said that Government is satisfied with the deal.One day after Government released the 72-page contract that was signed with ExxonMobil last year, local analysts have commented that Government should have gotten more out of the contract.In fact, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, at the People’s Progressive Party/CivicBRBKT4 Stena Carron oil drill ship at geo-stationary mooring in Bressay Sound, off Lerwick, Shetland Islands.(PPP/C) year-end press conference on Friday, said the team representing Guyana had all the negotiating power but failed to come out with a better deal.However, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman told reporters at the subsequent post-Cabinet briefing that, despite criticisms, Government got what it wanted from the negotiations.“Insofar as our level of satisfaction (is concerned), we are satisfied. There is no such thing — as a lawyer can tell you — as a perfect contract; there is no such thing as a perfect law; each has to be improved on,” he posited.According to the Natural Resources Minister, the team used the contract model that was prepared after negotiations with US oil company Anadarko Petroleum Corporation back in 2012.Back in October 2013, the Venezuelan Navy forced a seismic survey vessel hired by Anadarko, which has an exploration licence for the Roraima Block in the ultra-deep-water offshore Guyana, to cease its activities. However, the company has since indicated its interest to continue operations following ExxonMobil’s initial discovery of commercial oil back in May 2015.Old contractTrotman said the team built on that contract, instead of generating a new one.“We had (the Anadarko contract) previewed… We took a decision not to go into a full-fledged negation in a way that negotiations normally go. Those can take upwards of a year and more, and can be very costly; and Government, for a number of reasons, took a decision to have a marginal negotiation and to make some adjustments – the licensing fees, some payments for capacity-building, some payments for environmental support; and, of course, the signature bonus was factored into that,” he outlined.Trotman said the figure for the oil bonus was arrived at given Government’s intended use of the sums of money; that is, to fund the cost of the legal proceedings when the border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela is taken before the International Court of Justice (ICJ).“We took to precedent what had been spent on legal services in the past on matters of this nature in the international tribunal, and we may have added to that. But several persons and several factors were taken into account before arriving at a figure. But certainly, we used the precedent from the 2000 matter with Suriname,” the Minister stated.With regard to the negotiation of the deal, Trotman added that despite his expertise of not only being a lawyer of 27 years standing, but also a trained negotiator and mediator from Harvard Law School, his role was minimal.“The country in the past has relied on the technical staff of the GGMC… Mr Newell Dennison (acting Commissioner of GGMC) and his team were the principal negotiators.I did, of course, have a say in terms of where are we, and I would report to Cabinet from time to time. I also reported in Parliament that the Government relied on counselling and advice from Michelet & Co of Norway, which is considered one of the leading law firms in Norway and is a law firm for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), so this is no ordinary law firm. They give advice on the contract, so it was not a personal negotiation done by Raphael Trotman; it was a team that was both national and international in its nature,” he noted.ConcessionsPolitical analyst and Chartered Accountant Christopher Ram has highlighted that the many concessions granted to the US oil giant in the Petroleum Agreement is not favourable to Guyana.However, in defending Government’s actions, the Natural Resources Minister posited that ExxonMobil will enjoy these benefits because it was the only company that showed the capacity, willingness and courage to explore the waters in the face of Venezuela’s claim.Meanwhile, an expert team from the Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently carried out a study on the emerging oil sector, following a request from Government, and has found among other things that the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) with ExxonMobil is generous and also highlight a series of loopholes that can abuse and limit the benefits collected by Guyana from the operations.However, Minister Trotman assured that Government would continue to work with both local and international experts that scrutinise and find loopholes, to correct these while collaborating on other areas, such as capacity-building.last_img read more

Community meeting to be held in Tomslake tonight

first_imgThe RCMP is inviting members of the public to attend a community meeting tonight at Tate Creek Elementary School in Tomslake at 7pm. The meeting will allow police to explain what is happening with the investigation into the bombings of a nearby EnCana pipeline so far. the public will also be invited to voice their concerns to police.- Advertisement –last_img

Ligue 1 striker arrested after high-speed late-night chase

first_imgHe was in his 4X4 which was being driven, very fast, by a friend, the source told Midi-Libre newspaper.When police signalled that the car should stop, the driver refused and instead accelerated. A chase ensued between Agde and Marseillan, just south of Sete.When the driver was finally persuaded to stop, police found that he was drunk and did not have a driving licence.Midi-Libre reported that Delort told police: “I don’t give a damn. I make 150,000 euros a month.”Delort has started all three of Montpellier’s games this season, including Saturday’s win at Amiens, without scoring0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Striker Andy Delort made his debut for Montpellier against Dijon at the start of the season. © AFP/File / RICHARD DE HULLESSENMarseille, France, Aug 27 – French footballer Andy Delort was arrested during Sunday night following a high-speed car chase on the Mediterranean coast, a source close to the case said on Monday.Delort, a former France under-20 international who, at 26, has played for nine clubs in France, England and Mexico, is on loan from Toulouse to Ligue 1 rivals Montpellier, not far from his home town of Sete.last_img read more

Combined Manchester United and Arsenal XI based on form and fitness

first_img 10. Left wing: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) 11. Striker: Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) 11 11 11 1. Goalkeeper: Petr Cech (Arsenal) – click the arrow above to see the remaining 10 players that make our combined XI 3. Centre back: Chris Smalling (Manchester United) 11 4. Centre back: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) 5. Left back: Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) 11 11 Manchester United and Arsenal go head-to-head at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, kick off at 2.05pm, and it’s live on talkSPORT.The Gunners are embroiled in the chase for the title, while their old Premier League rivals hope to reduce their six-point gap on the top four.The pair have experienced different fortunes this season, but, together, they could form a pretty impressive side, right? talkSPORT has assessed the squads of each side and put together a combined XI, crucially, based on current form and fitness.Take a look at the line up by clicking the arrow above. 11 11 9. Attacking midfield: Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) 7. Centre midfield: Morgan Schneiderlin (Manchester United) 11 2. Right back: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) 11 8. Right wing: Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) 11 6. Centre midfield: Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) last_img read more

Louis van Gaal responds when asked whether Wayne Rooney will play v Spurs

first_img Wayne Rooney and Louis van Gaal 1 Louis van Gaal has confirmed that Wayne Rooney will not be playing against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend, following his return from a knee injury.The 30-year-old forward has been out of action for nearly two months, but he has been back in full training in recent days, hoping to be fully fit for the clash with Spurs.The Red Devils have impressed in Rooney’s absence, with Marcus Rashford excelling upfront, but as captain of Van Gaal’s side, he is expected to return to the starting line-up when fully fit.However, that will not be this weekend, as the Dutch coach has confirmed that Rooney will instead be featuring for United’s Under-21s on Monday evening.The head coach explained: “No (he won’t play at Tottenham), he’s playing for the Under-21s.“It’s going very well. He has trained with us two times – only two times so it’s not too much. He has to build up his capacity in the 21s team.”Despite the likelihood of Rooney returning to the starting XI when fit, there have been calls for Van Gaal to stick with his current team as they are performing so well.They are unbeaten in their last four games in all competitions, and this new strength in depth makes United look like a much more fearsome proposition than they did earlier in the season.“It makes my job more easy because I can select better, but it makes the time for my players a little bit more difficult,” Van Gaal said, when quizzed about his squad depth.“There was a time when I could select only the fit players and now with all the youngsters, who have proved that they are capable to play, and with all the players coming back, now I have to select.“I have a bigger squad so I have said to my players you have to help your colleagues when they are not selected.”last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal woman has qualified to run for Ireland at this summer’s Olympic Games in London.Well-known Letterkenny athlete Maria McCambridge qualified after breaking the qualifying time of 2.37 at the Rome Marathon earlier this morning..Maria, who is married to well-known athlete Gary Crossan had just a few seconds to spare finishing in a time of 2.36.37. The Letterkenny AC athlete and mother-of-one was delighted by her performance.Maria, who is originally from Dublin, has already represented at the Olympic Games in in Athens back in 2004.She said “I am just so delighted to have qualified. I’m really looking for to the Games but there’s going to be a lot of hard work between now and then.”She is the third Irish woman to run the qualifying time. Dublin’s Linda Byrne, competing in her first marathon in Dublin, qualified for London 2012 after finishing sixth & Ava Hutchinson achieved the qualifying time at the Houston Marathon in January.  MARATHON WOMAN MARIA ON TOP OF THE WORLD AFTER OLYMPICS SUCCESS was last modified: March 18th, 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:London OlympicsMaria McCambridgelast_img read more

Spanish Football Federation slams plans to take La Liga overseas

first_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “Javier Tebas spoke to everyone except the people he had to speak to,” Rubiales told The Guardian. “It’s a total lack of respect, unfaithful and incomprehensible.“This president demands a lot from others when his own behaviour, frankly, leaves a lot to be desired. We’ve not had even a single call.“I haven’t seen the contract, so I can’t say much, but I will say this: the Fifa president protects domestic competition, and taking competition somewhere else represents an invasion of that country. Last month, the Spanish players’ union (AFE) held a meeting with a host of top stars, including Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets, and afterwards said it was unanimously against a proposal to place games outside of Spain.La Liga has agreed a 15-year deal with US media company Relevent to promote football in North America.But Rubiales has hit out at La Liga president Javier Tebas with comments that will turn up the heat on the controversial plans. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS highlights RANKED Rubiales is not happy with the proposal Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales has described La Liga plans to stage a game in America next January as “an invasion of that country”.Girona said on Thursday they were “working with the league and Barcelona” about what is thought to be a match in Miami on January 27. MONEY Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Messi and co. may have to play in Miami Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures impact smart causal England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 2 possible standings REVEALED Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more “He (Tebas) has totally ignored the players and even the clubs, signing a contract with a private country for 10 or 15 years. His behaviour was terrible.“He has signed an agreement that it is not up to him to sign. What he has signed is worthless. It means nothing without our authorisation, so we will see what happens to this game.”last_img read more

The LL-GT27 soybean — what’s legal?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Mark Loux, Ohio State University Extension weed control specialistWe are starting to see the availability of soybean varieties with more than two herbicide resistance traits, which can expand the herbicide options, improve control, and allow multiple site of action tank mixes that reduce the rate of selection for resistance. One of these is the Enlist soybean, with resistance to glyphosate, glufosinate, and 2,4-D. As of this writing, full approval for the Enlist soybean is still being held up by the Philippines (because they can apparently).The other is the LL-GT27 soybean, which has resistance to glyphosate, glufosinate, and isoxaflutole (Balance). There is no label for use of isoxaflutole on this soybean yet, but it is legal to apply both glyphosate and glufosinate. In Ohio, as long as neither label prohibits applying a mixture of two herbicides labeled for a specific use, it’s legal to apply the mixture. So, it’s also legal to apply a mixture of glyphosate and glufosinate to the LL-GT27 soybean. There is no label that actually mentions or provides guidance for this mixture, which does not affect legality, but could affect who assumes liability for the recommendation to apply a mixture if that matters to you.Some seed companies are making the recommendation for POST application of the mix of glyphosate and glufosinate to the LL-GT27 soybean in printed materials. Our interpretation after discussion with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, is that these materials are essentially supplements to labels, and so the seed company would assume some liability for the recommendation.Our assumption is that for the POST application of this mixture, the glufosinate is carrying most of the load for the control of ragweeds, marestail, and waterhemp, which generally have resistance to glyphosate. Glufosinate could use some help on larger giant foxtail, and definitely needs help on several grasses that it’s weak on — barnyardgrass, yellow foxtail, etc. Many users of LibertyLink soybeans have made it a practice to consistently add a POST grass herbicide such as clethodim. For the LL-GT27 soybean, one would have the choice of going this route or replacing the clethodim with glyphosate to control grasses or perennial weeds. We have had a lot of insightful questions from growers about the wisdom of mixing a systemic and contact herbicide together. While there’s not much research-based information yet on how well glyphosate and glufosinate work together, there’s probably not much issue with adding a low rate of glyphosate to glufosinate to control grasses. And we have other examples where contact and systemic herbicides are successfully used together – e.g. Gramoxone + 2,4-D + metribuzin; glyphosate + fomesafen. A colleague at Purdue related that the two herbicides require different types of surfactants which creates an interesting dilemma. Both products contain a full surfactant load though, so a mixture should have plenty of whatever surfactants are being used for sure. A couple of other things to keep in mind: In mixtures of systemic and contact herbicides, it’s important to optimize the application parameters for the contact herbicide. In this case, it’s especially important to optimize the glufosinate since it’s controlling the glyphosate-resistant broadleaf weeds. Optimizing glufosinate means higher spray volumes and smaller spray droplets, compared to what is needed for glyphosate alone (which works with almost any spray parameters). Both herbicides require the addition of AMS. Keep in mind also that glufosinate requires warm, sunny conditions for maximum activity. And the activity of both herbicides is reduced in late evening through early morning.Sources tell us that, depending upon glyphosate rate, the cost of adding clethodim versus glyphosate to glufosinate is a wash to a slight advantage for glyphosate. Higher rates of glyphosate will be needed where perennial weeds are the target. The long-term potential for herbicide resistance could also be considered as part of the cost-benefit analysis here. Populations of glyphosate-resistant annual grasses have become more prevalent in soybean-growing areas. Continuous use of glyphosate for control of annual grasses in soybeans can increase the rate of resistance development, especially where glyphosate is used as a primary POST herbicide in corn also. Paying somewhat more for clethodim in certain years of the rotation may therefore provide long-term weed management benefits compared with use of cheaper glyphosate.last_img read more

No arrest yet in Punjab student’s harassment case

first_imgNearly two months after a woman student of the Central University of Punjab was allegedly sexually harassed, the Bathinda police are yet to arrest the accused in the case.While the local police say it is investigating the matter and the accused would be arrested soon, the victim has now alleged that her family was being intimidated in her native village in Odisha.The victim and other students on the campus have urged the Prime Minister’s Office and the Union Human Resource Development Ministry to intervene in the matter to deliver speedy justice.“A woman posing as an official from the Intelligence Bureau visited my home in Odisha last month and told my parents that I was not attending classes regularly and that instead of focusing on my studies, I was doing politics in the university,” the victim said.“I’ll file a complaint with the local police to find out about the lady who posed as an IB official,” she said.The victim had alleged that she was harassed by the cook in the university mess on February 27 night. An FIR was registered at the Kotfatta police station in Bathinda on March 20 after the victim and the university administration approached the police. Soon after the incident, the cook was dismissed. However, the police are yet to trace him.The students have also been demanding that the Gender Sensitisation Committee against Sexual Harassment should include their representatives. “It’s important that the committee has student representatives so that cases are dealt with urgently. It will add transparency to its working,” said Deb Kumar Barman, a student.Bathinda SSP Navin Singla told The Hindu that the police was making all efforts to nab the accused.“We have been conducting raids at all such locations where the accused could be hiding. We are in touch with his family and have persuaded them to get him to surrender,” Mr. Singla said.On the victim’s family being intimidated, Mr. Singla said: “We have not received any complaint…However, if the victim approaches us, we will investigate.”last_img read more