OVERSEAS based driver Calvin Ming continued his climb up the racing ladder as he completed a podium-filled weekend in Mexico. Racing in the Formula 4 series in the supporting race for the Formula 1, 19th round, Ming bettered his third place finish Saturday with a race win over the rest of the field yesterday.Driving under the banner of the Mexican Ram Racing team, the Guyanese who participated courtesy of an invitation extended by his team,is surely among the championship front-runners right now.In Saturday’s first race, Ming started from sixth on the grid and fell to the back before the first corner,courtesy of some contact which spun him just before the grid area.However, he recovered enough to push through the pack in the 30 minute race to finish third on the grid;in front of approximately 130,000 spectators at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit in Mexico City.Race two had him starting from third before pushing his way up to first,utilising the skills gained through Karting and the recently concluded F1600 series.After the race Ming thanked the team for the car set up and the invitation; indicating that he was overjoyed by his performance this weekend.
– admits training as a pacer during lockdown was challengingBy Clifton Ross NIAL Smith, the fiery Guyana Jaguars quick, said he’s poised to return to action following a lengthy break due to COVID-19, revealing that training as a fast-bowler during lockdown was a good test.The rookie quick-bowler, who hails from Berbice, told Chronicle Sport on Monday, roughly a week after being named in the Jaguars 15 who secured A, B and C contracts respectively for the 2020/21 season, that playing for his country was the greatest emotion a young cricketer could feel.“It was a great feeling because playing for Guyana was something I’ve always dreamed of. You always want to represent your team of play for your country and do well and that happen for me; I’ve been putting in a lot of hard work; I had a good season and getting a contract; I just want to push forward keep doing better for the Jaguars”, Smith declared.Much like his teammates, the venomous right-hander was relegated to makeshift training methods due to the pandemic. However, being arguably the fastest bowler in his team came at a stiff price, as facilities which would usually afford bowlers the chance to work on their craft have been and remain closed until further notice.Smith, however, admitted that he has been working more on his batting which is already decent, while lauding the efforts of team physio, Neil Barry, for working daily with the Jaguars players via ZOOM; up until things return to some normality.“It was very challenging I must say (isolated training), because we were not able to go out as usual and do fielding, batting practice and more. I do some workouts with Barry every day and he’s very reliable and he gets along with the team very well”. “It’s good to work with him, but I work with myself, I do a lot of strength training and I’m doing some batting practice because there isn’t much room to run in where we practice. So I’m working on improving my batting and hopefully when this is all over, I can get back to working on my bowling”, said an optimistic SmithWith the 2020/21 Regional season still under COVID-watch, franchises have more time to further gel their new pieces together or work with developing squads, but a team like the 5-Time champs have stuck with a familiar 15 for this upcoming season; prompting Smith, who has 20 wickets from just 7 1st Class matches, to further back his crew to do well whenever play resumes.“I think we are going to do well this season. I think our 15 is a perfect 15 in terms of the mix of youth and experience Guys. These guys show you a lot of stuff, they are very experienced, they made a good choice in blending the youngsters with the seniors because the younger guys are the future for Guyana cricket, so I think it’s a very good pick,” ended the fast-bowler.
GOTV BOXING NIGHT 14Kenyaâ€™s Michael â€œShakaâ€ Nyawade, who is billed to fight Nigeriaâ€™s Waidi â€œSkoroâ€ Usman for the African Boxing Union (ABU) featherweight title at GOtv Boxing Night 14, has boasted that he will make his opponent dizzy within the first three rounds.The event, which holds at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, provides Skoro another opportunity to get his hands on the continental title, following his loss to Ugandaâ€™s Edward â€œShakaâ€ Kakembo in December 2015. Speaking from Nairobi, Kenya, Nyawade, who has won 18, lost four and drawn two out of his 24 fights, said he is coming to Nigeria to shame Skoro on his home patch.â€œI saw his fight against Kakembo, who defeated him. I am better than Kakembo. He will be dizzy within the first three rounds. It is time to show the world that Kenyans are as good in boxing as in long distance races. Skoro does not stand a chance. That is obvious to everybody, who understands boxing, except him. He probably does not understand the sport,â€ he said.Skoroâ€™s fight records are by no means shabby. The West African Boxing Union (WABU) champion has won 13 and drawn two of his 15 fights, some of which include master-classes in demolition of opponents.Both boxers look evenly matched for a contest that promises to be explosive, especially with Skoroâ€™s keenness for redemption after his loss in 2015.In another international title fight billed for the event, the hugely promising Rilwan â€œBaby Faceâ€ Babatunde will seek to extend his unbeaten record and win first international title when he takes on Djossou â€œAgoyâ€ Basile of the Republic of Benin for the West African Boxing Union welterweight title. Baby Face, who won the national light welterweight title last year. Equally billed to hold at GOtv Boxing Night 14 is the national lightweight title fight between Rilwan â€œReal Oneâ€ Oladosu, winner of the best boxer award at GOtv Boxing Night 13, and Kazeem â€œIjobaâ€ Badmus.The fight line-up is completed by four fights. One of these will see incumbent ABU lightweight champion, Oto â€œJoe Boyâ€ Joseph, in action against the tough policeman, Prince â€œLionâ€ Nwoye in a challenge contest.In the cruiserweight category, Abiodun â€œFinitoâ€ Afini will take on Razak â€œHyenaâ€ Ramon. The super middleweight category will feature Chukwuebuka â€œWise Kingâ€ Ezewudo will confront Sulaimon â€œJagabanâ€ Olapade, while Majesty Maduka will face Sulaimon Adeosun.The best boxer at the event will go home with a cash prize of N1million.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
After an underwhelming road trip, the University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team has gotten its winning streak back on track with a 2-1 win over the Purdue Boilermakers in Madison.The Badgers got started off with a goal 42 minutes into the game by freshmen forward Cameron Murtha. The Boilermakers tied the game later on in the 74th minute on a goal by Andrea Petrina that was assisted by Hannah Melchoirre and Kylie Hase.Women’s soccer: Wisconsin falls to Rutgers in tight road contestThe University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team (8-3-1, 2-2-1 Big Ten) lost the final game of their East Coast trip Read…The game remained tied for another four minutes before junior midfielder Victoria Pickett put the Badgers ahead for good with a goal in the 78th minute. The Badgers outshot the Boilermakers 12-5 and that ended up being just enough offense to put the Badgers ahead and back into its winning ways.This was the third goal of the season for promising freshmen forward Cameron Murtha and the second goal for Victoria Pickett. This offensive production was once again enough to put the Badgers on top.This continued success by the Badgers is in large part due to their defensive success — led by goaltender Caitlyn Clem — who allowed only one goal on five shot to maintain her 1.00 goals against average. This was a much needed victory for a team that had been unable to win their previous three games, and they came through in a big way, despite the unfavorable weather conditions Friday evening.Women’s soccer: Wisconsin, Maryland end game in tieOn Friday afternoon, the University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team left College Park, Maryland on a rather neutral note as Read…The Badgers had recently been on a 0-2-1 stretch following a seven game winning streak, but they managed to get their mojo together against the now 9-3-1 Boilermakers. The Badgers are now 9-3-1 themselves and are looking to finish out their final stretch of their Big Ten Conference play with games against Illinois, Indiana, Northwestern, Iowa and Penn State.Up next, the Badgers move on to play the Indiana Hoosiers Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the McClimon Complex. Tune into Big Ten Network Plus to watch the Badgers attempt to extend their winning streak to two games as they go through their final stretch of Big Ten Conference games.
It’s been a precarious start to the season for the University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (2–3–1) as they’ve had to battle with poor form away from home during non-conference play, only managing a singular draw from three outings.Things don’t get any easier for the Badgers with the No. 2 team in the nation, the Indiana Hoosiers, coming to the McClimon Complex this Sunday to start Big Ten play.In comparison to the Badgers wavering early season form, the Indiana Hoosiers have been in a rich vein of form to start the season. In non-conference play they have compiled five wins and only one loss, which was at the hands of Wake Forest who are currently the No. 1 ranked team nationally.Wisconsin volleyball faces in-state rival Marquette FridayWisconsin, 5-1, recently dropped to No. 6 in the rankings after a loss to Baylor last week, and a visit Read…But the Badgers can take some comfort in that despite facing struggles on the road. They have had more success on home turf to start the season, with two wins and a loss on home soil in non-conference play.The added confidence of playing at home was relayed by head coach John Trask in his weekly press conference this week.“Our guys are excited to be back at McClimon and are looking forward to a great test on Sunday,” Trask said.Recent history is also favorable for the Badgers with the last matchup between the two sides being in last season’s Big Ten Championship match. The match saw the Badgers come away with a 4–2 win on penalty kicks to secure the Big Ten championship crown.Women’s soccer: Wisconsin looks to continue hot streak into Big Ten opener vs NorthwesternThe University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team (6–1–0) opens their Big Ten schedule versus Northwestern (6–0–1) this Friday followed by Read…Part of the Badgers struggles has come down to not being able to put the ball in the back of the net, having scored in only four of the first six games of the season.When it comes to their play, up-front coach Trask says it is about finding the right combinations, a task made difficult by the amount of new attacking players on the roster.“We’ve got a lot of young attacking players, and sifting through what the best mix of those guys are, and who’s going to be where — that’s all part of it.” Trask said.A player to watch out for on the attacking end Sunday is Badger’s midfielder Duncan Storey, who has a team-leading ten shots and one goal next to his name.The Badgers should also have a strong crowd behind them Sunday as it is the annual Pac the Mac day which sees supporters get admission for only one dollar, or free for UW students. Admission covers both the women’s game at noon and the men’s game at 3 p.m., so get down to the McClimon Complex and support both Badger Soccer teams as they kick off their Big Ten play.If you can’t make it to McClimon, the game will also be covered on the Big Ten Network.
It’s being reported that Clare senior footballer Gordon Kelly could be hit with a 3 month ban.According to the Clare Champion he’s been reported for an alleged incident with an umpire during last weekend’s draw with Tipperary in the National football league.News broke yesterday that the Banner would be appealing a two match ban handed to Jamie Malone, for a push on Tipp coach and selector Shane Stapleton. They are reportedly contesting both proposed bans – while they won’t be contesting the 4 week sideline ban handed to manager Colm Collins.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Maybe Jansen had it easier than some of his teammates. Not only has he known Gordon personally for years, humanizing the name of the drugs and the number of games, he didn’t have to pitch in the series. Jansen could watch from the bullpen as Gordon collected four hits, scored three runs, and drove in another — the game-tying run Thursday — during the Marlins’ sweep.Some Dodgers, even those who played with Gordon, were not willing to comment on the record about Gordon’s suspension Friday. That made it impossible to say exactly how the suspension was received — particularly given the timing, with the wound of a home sweep still fresh.Manager Dave Roberts said he wasn’t angered by the news.“Some players (were angry), yes, and some players were upset … but I didn’t poll the clubhouse,” Roberts said. “I was just disappointed for Dee, and for baseball, and I was upset that I lost four straight games.”Roberts and several team executives were present when the the clubhouse doors closed for a team meeting Friday. But the Gordon suspension was not addressed; the focus of the meeting was positive, intended to reverse a four-game losing streak. The Dodgers had no legal recourse to challenge the outcome of the sweep within the rules of the Joint Drug Agreement, though they did explore their options.Gordon issued a statement Friday morning saying that he didn’t intentionally take the banned substances, testosterone and clostebol.“Though I did not do so knowingly, I have been informed that test results showed I ingested something that contained prohibited substances,” the statement read. “The hardest part about this is feeling that I have let down my teammates, the organization, and the fans. I have been careful to avoid products that could contain something banned by MLB and the 20+ tests that I have taken and passed throughout my career prove this. I made a mistake and accept the consequences.”Jansen said he wasn’t consumed with judgment during his sleepless night. In his opinion, a failed drug test wouldn’t take away from Gordon’s ascent from minor league prospect to National League batting champion.“I don’t know what happened,” Jansen said. “He always supported me when I was down. So I will support him when he’s down.”Injury updatesAndre Ethier received a follow-up CT scan on his fractured right fibia in Los Angeles. Depending on the result, the outfielder hopes to be cleared to begin non-weight-bearing exercise on an Alter-G machine in the coming days. He can place some weight on his leg already while walking on crutches. Ethier was given a 10-to-14 week timetable for recovery when he suffered the fracture on March 18.Mike Bolsinger (oblique/abdominal strain) is scheduled to pitch an extended spring training game in the coming days. So will utilityman Alex Guerrero (knee). Kenley Jansen couldn’t sleep last night.The Dodgers’ closer was texting with Dee Gordon, his roommate in the minor leagues, his teammate in the majors, and his nemesis this week when the Miami Marlins swept a four-game series at Dodger Stadium.Like many in the Dodgers’ clubhouse, Jansen was stunned by a bombshell that dropped minutes after the Marlins’ 5-3 win on Thursday night: Gordon had accepted an 80-game penalty after testing positive for two banned performance-enhancing drugs.“I’ve known Dee,” Jansen said. “He’s always played the game the right way, the hard way. I told him to keep his head up.”
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Guaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank) has filed a lawsuit against an importer, Emmanuel A. Adeniji, for defaulting on a cement importation loan tied to Adeniji’s compound. The compound encompasses an apartment building with10 residential flats, each containing three bedrooms, bathroom, living and dining rooms and kitchen. It is located on the Robertsfield/ELWA Highway. The bank is seeking a receiver for the property. The lawsuit alleged that Adeniji’s company, Jumbee Liberia Incorporated, is in default on the loan and owes US$49,643.74 excluding interest and other fees, according to the “Action of Debt by Attachment,” a suit filed in the Commercial Court at the Temple of Justice.The lawsuit is the latest in a series of loan troubles facing several banking institutions in the country.GT Bank further alleged that in order to effectively implement its credit facility program, it made a US$1,000,000 loan to Jumbee Liberia Incorporated in 2011, for a period of one year, so that it could pre-finance the importation of cement into the country.According to the document, Jumbee defaulted on the credit facility agreement dated November 4, 2011. Jumbee later requested the bank to renew its line of credit with an increase of US$150,200, thereby increasing the total amount owed to US$1,150,200.The bank admitted that out of the loan amount, Jumbee has made substantial payments totaling US$950,643.74, as per its statement dated November 17, 2014, leaving a balance of US$49,683.74.According to the document, stated the bank, Jumbee’s chief executive officer (CEO), Emmanuel A. Adeniji, and the compound are guarantors on the loan. Also named in the suit are several of the entity’s senior management.It further alleges that Jumbee and its management are in default on the loan and that the bank has made a demand for the surrender of the property.Under the agreement, the bank again claimed that Jumbee agreed to keep all the proceeds from the sale of the cement in its Import Finance Facility Account at the bank.Jumbee also executed a tripartite legal mortgage over its compound containing the apartment building situated on the Roberts International Airport (RIA) Highway, in Margibi County.The court record also showed that the property was appraised by Caesar Architect Incorporated with a forced sale value of US$708,394 as of October 2011.It said that the CEO and Jumbee Liberia Incorporated executed a personal guarantee note in order to provide security guarantee of the full facility amount and accrued interest.However, the document alleges that the defendants, on several oral and written demands, have failed and neglected to honor their financial obligations as agreed upon.It is based on that failure that GT Bank is seeking the court’s intervention for judgment against the defendants. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The delayed response of the world or the global community during the early stages of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Mano River Union (MRU) basin led to the exacerbation of the crisis that led to the death of over 10,000 people in the region, ravishing the economies, social and political fabrics of the affected countries.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, on a frank note, stated that the EVD outbreak overwhelmed Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, impacted them hugely because the world did not respond at the appropriate time or refused to act fast.President Sirleaf was addressing members of a high-level delegation from the United Nations Secretary General’s newly constituted High Level Panel on Global Response to Health Crisis over the weekend in Monrovia. The UN HLP was established in April 2015The panel had come on a fact finding and experience sharing mission to the three countries worst affected by the EVD.These frank comments are coming at a time when the EVD is gradually waning out from the Mano River basin and is however what the HLP meeting is meant for – experience sharing on the role played by and performances of bilateral and multilateral organizations. Some frank revelations, especially the UN agencies – notable amongst these the WHO – characterized the conference.The world as a unit was not listening or giving heed to the crisis in West Africa until the crisis became a global threat, she said.“The response that came from the international community was late and fragmented – it lacked coordination as all of the organizations were doing their own thing.“We had to take charge. We said that as a government we were going to spearhead the exercise, which we did responsibly with admiration. The world’s response was late. They only began to pull in when we made the point that the crisis had global consequences,” President Sirleaf said.She noted that upgrading of the health system is what the country is in dire need of, saying that community ownership and effective mobilization emerged as the fulcrum of Liberia’s unique experience in dealing squarely with an unknown enemy.The President noted that although some gains have been in the area reducing infant mortality and other infectious diseases such as TB, the outbreak revealed critical gaps that need to be urgently addressed.President Sirleaf then called for partnership to build viable response mechanisms at the community level, train health care workers that would be available to professionally manage mainly rural health facilities and provide quality service delivery to the people.The head of the delegation, former President of Switzerland, H.E. Ms. Micheline Calmy-Rey, said the work of the panel, as mandated by the UN boss, is to help prevent and manage future health crisis.She said the panel is working along four priorities, which include financing, governance, availability and affordability of medical supplies and equipmentMadame Calmy-Rey said though finance is not everything; it is part of the problem as well as solution to the problem.The delegation head said in order to have a response system that would function in the three countries, the governments of the three countries and their partners should think about transparency, corruption and the idea of getting some trust from the donor community.She also spoke about the affordability and accessibility of medicine and vaccines for the population of the country that will enable the people to get the requisite treatment when they get ill.The former Switzerland President noted that they have come to meet with the leaders of the countries, civil society, UN Agencies, and international NGOs to get first hand information and share experiences from those who were indirectly involved in the Ebola fight.Chaired by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete – the Panel is expected to make recommendations with a view to strengthening national and international systems to prevent and manage future health crises, taking into account lessons learnt from the response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus.Members of the delegation include former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, Marty Natalegawa; Executive Secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance, Joy Phumaphi; former Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Dr. Rajiv Shah; and UN Resident Coordinator-OIC-UNMIL, Mr. Antonio Vigilante.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)