Yankees and Red Sox to play in London in 2019

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Boston will be the home team for both of MLB’s first games in Europe on June 29 and 30, 2019. The stadium will have a capacity of 55,000 in a baseball configuration.MLB said it also “committed to playing in London in 2020 and our intention is to establish a long-term footprint in the city” as American sports further embrace British fans.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 crownThe NFL has played regular-season games in London since 2007, holding 18 games at Wembley and three at Twickenham. Three more NFL games are scheduled for this year, including one at Tottenham’s new stadium.The NBA and NHL have also held regular-season games in London. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC 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 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ “The stadium infrastructure in this city gives Major League Baseball every opportunity to put on a first-class event,” Manfred said. “We hope this series will be the beginning of a relationship with London that persists and a continuation of increasing exposure for Major League Baseball in Europe.”MLB has put renewed emphasis on international games since Manfred became commissioner in 2015.Cleveland and Minnesota played a two-game series last month in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego meet in a three-game series in Monterrey, Mexico, that starts Friday. MLB announced Tuesday that Oakland and Seattle will open next season at the Tokyo Dome on March 20-21.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames FILE – This Aug. 3, 2012, aerial file photo shows the Olympic Stadium at Olympic Park, in London. A person familiar with the planning tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball intends to announce next week plans have been finalized to have the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox play a two-game series at London’s Olympic Stadium on June 29-30 next year. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday, May 3, 2018, because no public comments were authorized. These will be the first regular-season MLB games in Europe. The Red Sox will be the home team for the both games. (AP Photo/Jeff J Mitchell, File)LONDON — The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will face each other in two regular-season games at the Olympic Stadium in London next year.“We are bringing you one of the best rivalries in baseball,” MLS Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments UP rallies to shock Gilas Pilipinas in Filoil Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

The ABC countries should be more specific

first_imgDear Editor,The ABC countries need to be more specific with the PNC-led APNU/AFC (illegal + expired in the sense that General Elections should have already been held since March 2019) coalition Government to call General Elections without further delay in keeping with the 90-day constitutional mandate, in the same tone and openness like when they called on the PPP/C – Donald Ramotar Administration – to hold General Elections when Parliament was prorogued in November 2014.Faithfully yours,Paul Ramrattanlast_img

Region 5 farmers decry deplorable farm to market roads

first_imgA lack of maintenance to the main access road at Onverwagting, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) has adversely affected the harvesting of rice and is preventing children of communities along the Abary from attending school.Region Five Chairman Vickchand Ramphal meeting with residents of East Abary River on TuesdayGuyana Times was told that maintenance should be carried out by the MMA however, the Mahaica, Mahaicony, Abary-Agriculture Development Association’s (MMA-ADA) has increased its fees for land cultivation and left the farmers and residents to traverse through the deplorable conditions.When this publication visited the area on Tuesday, farmers stated that thousands of acres of rice still remain in the field even as they are in the heart of the rainy season. This period, farmers said, is generally a time when they would plow and prepare for the next crop, but they are experiencing difficulties in bringing their paddy out of the field.They are decrying the condition of the farm to market road which is in a state of disrepair.Rice farmers from the Abary River took advantage of the sunny conditions on TuesdayMohabir Gildary, a rice farmer, told this publication that he has 340 acres under rice cultivation and has only been able to harvest 300 acres. He said in some instances ,two or three tractors have to pull one to get the paddy out; as such, the remaining 40 acres will take a very long time to harvest.“The forty-acre would normally take two days to cut and carry out but with this situation, it might take about three weeks.”Gildary’s estimate comes from the amount of paddy he is able to get out of the field each day. He explained that he is forced to have his three tractors take one grain cart along several miles before it can be discharged into a lorry.“Normally I would only use one tractor but the others have to be there just in case the one stick up and then is till in front they have to take it. If the road was good the truck could have come till at the back here and full up and gone but the road too bad.Cash cropCash crop farmers are also affected. Despite Tuesday being a sunny day, Ramchand Ramnarine, another farmer, said he had difficulty taking his produce to the market.He noted that on Tuesday he attempted to take some of his produce out to the market but as a result of the condition of the road, the radiator of his vehicle became damaged. He explained the ordeal of having to leave the vehicle on the road and find alternative means of getting the produce out. He said it had been weeks since the road had become impassible and blames the MMA for not carrying out any repair works to the road.The current state of the Number 27 Farm Road which leads to the Abary River is also preventing children from attending school.Nathasa Ramoo has two children attending the Bushlot Primary School. According to her, they are taken out on a motorbike and when the road is too slushy her husband has to leave them to stand in the mud while he pushed the motorbike to a better part of the of the road and then go back for them.“By the time they reach to school if they can still go their skin is share mud,” the woman told Guyana Times.Meanwhile, another mother, Daviney Gildary, is not that fortunate and has three school age children. According to the woman, for the past three weeks, none of them have been able to attend school.When this publication visited the Abary River on Tuesday, workers from MMA were on the road carrying out some repair work.Meanwhile, Regional Chairman Vickchand Ramphal who is a member of the MMA Board explained that the MMA recently increased taxes for the farmers who live and farm in the scheme. This, he said, has created an additional burden on the farmers. What has happened will push many of the farmers out of production.Ramphal is calling on the MMA to waver its rates for the current crop and to reduce its rates for the next crop. The Chairman who visited the affected farmers on Tuesday says it is a good opportunity for the Government to score some points.“I want the Government to come in and render assistance to our farmers in the form of subsidy; it can be fuel, seed paddy, fertilizers, etc, because I know for a fact many of them would have suffered major losses.”MMA/ADA increased the fees from $1000 to $7000 per acre. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

Jittery U.S. market down again

first_imgStocks plunged Tuesday amid escalating worries that the U.S. and Chinese economies are slowing, exacerbated by a huge decline in Chinese stocks and comments from former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan that a U.S. recession is a possibility. A day later, they managed an anemic recovery as Bernanke predicted the U.S. economy would continue to grow moderately. The market appears to be trading in a pattern similar to past downturns: dropping sharply one day, regaining some ground the next and then resuming its slide, waffling due to investors’ inability to recoup their lost conviction in stocks. Bond prices rose on weak stocks Thursday, pushing the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note to 4.55 percent from 4.57 percent late Wednesday. Gold prices fell, while the dollar rose against most major currencies, with the exception of the Japanese yen.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The ISM data helped the market regain lost ground, but anxiety still plagued the Street, with the indexes bouncing around choppily as many investors bailed out of equities and fled to safe havens like Treasurys, betting that stocks have further to fall. “The aftermath of Tuesday’s major selloff will linger for the next couple of days. I don’t think we’re totally out of the woods yet,” said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at New York-based brokerage house Avalon Partners Inc. The Dow fell 34.29, or 0.28 percent, to 12,234.34, after dropping as low as 12,056.54 in the first hour of trading. It hasn’t traded at these levels since early December. Broader stock indicators also ended down after fluctuating in the afternoon. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 3.65, or 0.26 percent, to 1,403.17, after tumbling 26 points earlier in the day. The technology-dominated Nasdaq composite index finished down 11.94, or 0.49 percent, at 2,404.21, following an earlier drop of 56 points. NEW YORK – A still skittish Wall Street closed modestly lower Thursday, having clawed its way back from an early session plunge after upbeat manufacturing data allayed fears about a flagging U.S. economy. The Dow Jones industrials ended 34 points lower after tumbling 209 points in early trading and then briefly reaching positive territory in the afternoon. Investors, relieved that manufacturing is still expanding, bought some of the stocks pummeled in Tuesday’s drop, which sliced 416 points off the Dow. The blue chip index is now down 398 points, or 3.2 percent, from its closing level Monday, having rebounded halfheartedly Wednesday on calming words about the economy from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. The Institute for Supply Management’s index of February manufacturing activity came in at 52.3, stronger than the 50.0 reading analysts expected. The index is an important measure of a part of the economy that has given investors headaches in recent months. Manufacturing had contracted a month earlier, according to the index, suffering from the listless housing market and hard-up auto industry. A reading at 50 and above indicates expansion, while anything below 50 signals contraction. last_img read more

School buses cancelled in the North and South Peace

first_imgBoth School District 59 and School District 60 have cancelled buses for Friday February 13, 2015 due to the poor road conditions.Schools will remain open today.For more on road conditions in the Peace, click here.- Advertisement -For more information on the current weather forecast, click here.last_img

Passive House receives international certification

first_imgThe city has yet to finalize plans for the house beyond that point, which could include selling it, continuing to rent it out, or use it for employee housing.For Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman, the certification is another boost to the city’s reputation as the energy capital of the province.“We are BC’s Energy Capital,” Ackerman said.“To us that means energy is not just a commodity but also a responsibility. Combine that thought with monthly affordability of the operation of a home and we are very pleased to have built North America’s most northern passive house.” The city began construction of the house in 2013 to showcase to housing developers and homeowners on how to build more energy efficient homes, and use more eco-friendly materials and energy systems in a northern climate.The project has been fraught with cost overruns, however, soaring to about $600,000 to build from an initial budget of $300,000.The house includes three bedrooms, an upstairs and downstairs living space, an office, and two full bathrooms. It also features triple pane windows and a heat recovery ventilation system.The city has been renting the house out on a one-year term since last October to Paul Gillis and Catherine Rudell, who are gathering data about the home’s energy use. Gillis was a contractor who helped build the home, and Ruddell is an interior designer. Both have plans to build their own Passive House in the future.Advertisement Well, it’s finally official. Fort St. John’s Passive House building has been officially certified as the northern most building of its kind in North America.The certification from the US Passive House Institute was announced in a release this morning.The energy-efficient show home, designed by Vancouver-based Marken Design + Consulting, wrapped up construction late last year, and the city has been gearing up for the certification to officially kick start public viewings.- Advertisement -The house, located behind the old Fire Hall, features a four-kilowatt solar power system that will produce enough energy to power must of the house’s annual energy consumption. A release says the house will use up to 90 per cent less energy for heating and cooling, and will use up to 65 per cent less energy than a standard home.“We estimate the utility bills to be below $40 per month for the tenants living the house,” said Alexander Maurer of Marken Designn.“The construction costs were similar to a standard custom home in Fort St. John.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Conte happy at Chelsea, despite speculation

first_imgBut it is Conte’s comments over the club’s transfer policy which has prompted speculation that his relationship with Abramovich has become strained.Earlier this week, Conte said it was Chelsea’s hierarchy who selected all new signings, with assistant Carlo Cudicini rumoured to be acting as a buffer between the Italian and the boardroom.Addressing the reports, Conte said: “I would be very happy to continue to work with my players.“I’m happy to try every day to put all myself for this job. I would be very happy if there are some new players.“I’m repeating always the same thing – I’m the coach. My task is to try to do the best for this club, to try to improve my players for this club.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Earlier this week, Conte said it was Chelsea’s hierarchy who selected all new signings, with assistant Carlo Cudicini rumoured to be acting as a buffer between the Italian and the boardroom.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 27 – Antonio Conte insists he is “very happy” to stay at Chelsea, despite rumours of friction with the club’s owner Roman Abramovich.After steering Chelsea to the Premier League title last season, Conte’s side have struggled to last the pace with leaders Manchester City this time around, with 15 points separating them from Pep Guardiola’s side.last_img read more


first_imgThe Mayor of Donegal said he will go to America for St.Patrick’s Day – if councillors want him to.Donegal County Council will today debate on whether to approve the overseas travel budget for councillors.Central to that will be a discussion on the annual decision to send the Mayor to represent the county at the St.Patrick’s Day celebrations in the US. Last night Mayor Frank McBrearty told Donegal Daily that he will be honoured to represent the council in America but only if his fellow councillors agree to send him.“I have and always will abide by the decision of my fellow councillors.“I have tried to abide by the rules of the council to the best of my ability in the first six months of office as Mayor.“And tomorrow I will do the same again and agree with whatever decision the council makes,” he said. Former Mayor Brendan Byrne said he will be voting against Mayor McBrearty going to America as a decision was taken by the council in 2009 not to send a delegation to America.From a personal perspective, Raphoe councillor McBrearty said he thinks the council should be represented in America during the year of The Gathering.Mayor McBrearty visited Boston twice at the end f last year and said he has made vital connections with America.“I think Donegal has to continue to forge those links and reach out to our diaspora – now more than ever.“This is the year of The Gathering which I think is a very worthwhile initiative and I think we need to be represented as a council there,” he said. MAYOR SAYS HE WILL GO TO AMERICA – BUT ONLY IF COUNCIL WANT HIM TO was last modified: January 28th, 2013 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:AmericaDonegal County CouncilMayor Frank McBreartylast_img read more


first_imgThe Donegal Independent county councillor who set down a motion calling on the Government to abolish water charges says blocking water meters and other protests is not the answer.Councillor Frank McBrearty said people must stand firm if they are serious about not paying for their water and to ht the Government where it hurts – in their pockets.In a statement to Donegal Daily, Cllr McBrearty said Irish Water is a utility company and the reality is that when a utility company is owed money it will follow people until they recuperate what they are owed. “The confusion and fear out there among the public in having to pay more has to stop as we can’t pay anymore and this is why I advocate that every household in Donegal not to pay their water charges as this will force the Government to abolish them.“I am asking people to think long and hard about non payment and what it really means. If you can’t afford to pay for something you can’t pay or as some people say you can’t take blood out of a stone.Cllr Frank McBrearty“We must not deflect away from the boycott and in my opinion the distraction of other events such as the protests at the installation of water metres are not helping. The campaign is not about water meters or Irish Water, it is about the taxation of our natural resource of water, which belongs to us the Irish people.“If people want to really protest then they should join me in Dublin on the 10th December with the many others that will be there. Anyone who is unsure or confused about their rights concerning water charges or have any questions why I have taken this stance can get my contact details from Donegal County Council,” he said.The Raphoe councillor’s motion calling on Donegal County Council to pass a resolution calling on the Government to abolish water charges on Residential homes and that the Government fully commits to holding a referendum to not privatise our natural resource of water, which belongs to the Irish people received huge support. Advertisement Cllr McBrearty described it as a historic day.“I thought long and hard about the wording of this very important Motion due to the imminent crises of water charges facing every household in Donegal in the New Year. “The first battle we have to win in this unfair war, is the abolishment of water charges and this is why I chose the words very carefully in my motion to abolish water charges.“Cllr Ciaran Brogan, who is the party whip for Fianna Fail, requested me to amend my motion and to insert abolish Irish Water. I had no problem with Cllr Brogan putting this to the members if he so wished.“I objected to my motion being amended because I felt it was a deflection away from the real issue and why I requested the special meeting in the first place, which is every household in the country is facing huge bills for water in 2015.“We, the Irish people have endured enough because of the failure of politicians and our Governments over many decades and we cannot pay anymore for their mistakes. We the people will win this campaign to abolish water charges if we all stand together and not pay them.“If this government truly represents us, then they will abolish water charges. Local government is where democracy begins and the elected members of Donegal County Council, who have a clear mandate to represent the people of the county at local government level have spoken on behalf of the people who elected them in May of this year, and said “we want water charges abolished”. “I believe that the public are smart enough to know that we have not got the power to abolish Irish water and that if this is to happen it can only happen at National level.”He added that political parties should now clearly state their positions on Irish Water and where they stand on abolishing it.“It is my firm belief that local authorities across the country should never have lost the responsibility for our water services but the reality is that Irish Water is probably here to stay and this is why I have called on the Government to not privatise what belongs to the Irish people.”“People power is the ultimate weapon in this fight for Justice and it is a fight for Social Justice, remember Nelson Mandelas fight for freedom and the words of Martin Luther King who said “A threat to justice anywhere is a threat to Justice everywhere”. NOT PAYING THE WATER CHARGES IS THE ONLY WAY TO SEND OUT MESSAGE TO GOVERNMENT – McBREARTY was last modified: November 17th, 2014 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:Cllr Frank McBreartyIrish Watermotionprotestslast_img read more

Q&A: A’s pitcher Fernando Rodney takes us under his crooked cap

first_imgFor more 2019 MLB preview stories, check out our Bay Area baseball guide.It’s safe to say Fernando Rodney is comfortable in his own skin. What else would you expect from the game’s eldest statesman and the No. 2 pitcher on the active saves leader list?If 45-year-old Bartolo Colon retires, the 42-year-old Rodney will assume the mantle of MLB’s most senior citizen.Playing for 10 different teams over 16 seasons, the right-handed, three-time All-Star has amassed 325 saves — second only to Craig …last_img