Young Chanderpaul aiming to improve batting

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):Former West Indies Under-19 opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul says he plans to use the upcoming first class season to improve his batting in the longer format of the game as a member of the Guyana Jaguars franchise.”Hopefully, if I get a knock, get some runs and do well for the team because we are the defending champions, and we have to retain that status,” said the 19-year-old left-hander.”After I finish training in the mornings here (with the team), I usually go home and practise my batting in the nets about an hour or so in the bowling machine.”Chanderpaul, who will be looking to follow in the footsteps of his father, Shivnarine, has a total of nine first-class matches, with an average of 20. At the Under-19 level last year, he was an outstanding performer at the top of the order for young West Indies, scoring 112 against India at the 2014 World Cup in Dubai.last_img read more

Driver in Liliendaal accident succumbs

first_imgTwenty-five-year-old Mickhail Punch, the driver who was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital in critical condition after the car he was driving slammed into a utility pole at Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown on Friday has succumbed to his injuries.Punch, who since the accident has been in the Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU), took his last breath around 17:00h on Saturday.iNews had previously reported that one of the occupants of the vehicle, Isaiah Colette, 25, of Castillo Housing Scheme, Georgetown had died moments after the accident.The young man who celebrated his birthday Friday last was out partying with Punch and Akeisha Jones, 24, of Leopold Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown prior to the fatal crash.However, the party turned tragic after Punch lost control of the car and crashed into the pole at Liliendaal Public Road.As a result of the impact, all three of the occupants were tossed onto the surface of the road. Corlette was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital while Punch and Jones were battling for their lives.Jones remains a patient in the ICU in a critical state.last_img read more

Chevron’s profits jump 18% for Q1

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN RAMON, Calif. — Coming off three straight years of record profits, Chevron Corp. on Friday reported that its earnings surged yet again to start 2007 as the oil company cashed out of a Netherlands venture and cashed in on lucrative refining margins that have contributed to high gasoline prices. The 18 percent increase in Chevron’s first-quarter profit delivered another reminder of the oil industry’s moneymaking prowess while motorists dig deeper into their pocketbooks to fuel their cars. The economic disparity has renewed calls for a windfall tax on the industry to help raise money for alternative energy. Chevron earned $4.7 billion, or $2.18 per share, during the first three months of the year, compared with net income of $4 billion, or $1.80 per share, at the same time last year. The San Ramon company turned a higher profit despite a 12 percent decline in revenue, to $48.2 billion during the period. The profit included a $700 million gain from Chevron’s sale of a minority stake in a Netherlands refinery. If not for that one-time boost, Chevron said, it would have earned $1.86 per share. That figure exceeded the average estimate of $1.67 per share among analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial. Chevron became the fourth of the world’s five largest publicly traded oil companies to release their first-quarter earnings this week, following BP PLC, ConocoPhillips and Exxon Mobil Corp. Combined, the four companies earned $22.2 billion, up by 4 percent from last year. Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Europe’s largest oil company, is scheduled to report its first-quarter results May 3. The latest quarter demonstrated that lower oil prices don’t necessarily translate into lower profits for major oil companies. While oil prices fell from the same time last year, refining margins were generally higher. The refining margin reflects the difference between what it costs to refine crude oil and what the company makes from selling the finished products, such as gasoline and jet fuel. In the western United States, Chevron’s first-quarter refining margin climbed to $26.69 per barrel, a 46 percent increase from the same time last year. Those kinds of hefty refining margins eventually trickle down to the gasoline pump, where prices have soared beyond $3 per gallon in some parts of the country. Excluding the Netherlands sale, Chevron’s first-quarter profits rose 59 percent, to $923 million, in its “downstream” operations — the company arm that refines oil and sells gasoline. Chevron probably would have made even more money during the first quarter if not for maintenance work and a fire that shut down a major refinery in Richmond, Calif., for most of the period. The oil industry can more easily afford those kinds of operating hiccups with oil selling for as much as it has in recent years. Although they have fallen from last summer’s peak of nearly $78 per barrel, oil prices remain above $60 per barrel — a level that once seemed unsustainable, said Oppenheimer & Co. analyst Fadel Gheit. If prices remain at these levels, “the oil industry won’t be in the oil business much longer. It will be in the money business,” Gheit said. The favorable market conditions have enabled Chevron to earn $45 billion during the past three years, with its profit growing progressively higher each year. Chevron’s stock price has increased by more than 80 percent over the same period, creating about $75 billion in shareholder wealth. Chevron shares fell 10 cents to close at $78.08 on the New York Stock Exchange.last_img read more

More LNG Export Licenses Issued

first_imgThe four:  Pacific NorthWest LNG, Prince Rupert LNG, WCC LNG and Woodfibre LNG.The result could mean the export of as much as 73.38 (m) million tonnes annually.Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford emphasized the strategic importance of these approvals for Canada and the world.- Advertisement -He says market diversification for Canada’s natural gas remains a top priority for his government.According to stastistics supplied by Ottawa, we’re the fifth-largest producer of natural gas in the world.Canada reportedly has up to 37 (t) trillion cubic metres of marketable natural gas resources, enough to meet our current production for over 250 years.Advertisementlast_img read more

Premier League injuries and suspensions: Who misses the next game at every club?

first_img Phil Jagielka saw red against Wolverhampton Wanderers 6 Tottenham Hotspur star Heung-Min Son surrounded by his team-mates on international duty for South Korea at the Asian Games. The new Premier League season is under way but already top-flight footballers are picking up injuries and suspensions.Knocks are an awful part of the game and whether they’re long term ones, niggles, or twinges, they will keep players out of action, as will red cards. England keeper Nick Pope was injured playing for Burnley less than two weeks after returning from Russia Andy Carroll’s injury curse has struck again Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion David Silva (other) and Kevin De Bruyne (knee)Manchester UnitedMarcos Rojo (knock), Jesse Lingard (doubtful), Antonio Valencia (calf), Ander Herrera (hamstring), Nemanja Matic (abdominal), Diogo Dalot (knee), and Sergio Romero (knee).Newcastle UnitedFlorian Lejeune (knee) and DeAndre Yedlin (knee)SouthamptonNoneTottenham Hotspur England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Heung-Min Son (international duty), Juan Foyth (knee), Cameron Carter-Vickers (groin), Kieran Trippier (fitness), Erik Lamela (fitness), Danny Rose (fitness), Harry Winks (fitness), Victor Wanyama (knee), and Lucas Moura (groin).WatfordYounes Kaboul (unknown), Gerard Deulofeu (abdominal), Tom Cleverley (Achilles), and Nathaniel Chalobah (fitness)West Ham United changes De Bruyne could be out for up to three months Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? gameday cracker whoops SORRY 6 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 6 6 Phil Jagielka (suspended), James McCarthy (leg), and Richarlison (doubtful)FulhamAlfie Mawson (knee)Huddersfield TownNoneLeicester CityMatty James and Nampalys MendyLiverpoolDejan Lovren (pelvis), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee), Joel Matip (doubtful), and Ragnar Klavan (thigh)Manchester City ArsenalNahco Monreal (doubtful), Sead Kolasinac (knee), Danny Welbeck (doubtful), Laurent Koscielny (Achilles) and Ainsley Maitland-Nile (leg).BournemouthJunior Stanislas (knee)Burnley Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Here at we’ve compiled a list of all those players who are injured, doubtful, or suspended for the second round of Premier League games of the season.Some World Cup stars are still doubtful with most managers as they return to fitness, while player could still pick up problems in training before the weekend.So, currently, who might be absent? Find out below… How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures predicted revealed latest Kevin De Bruyne, Heung-Min Son and Phil Jagielka all can’t play this weekend. Steven Defour (calf), Anders Lindegaard (thigh), Robbie Brady (thigh), Nick Pope (shoulder), and Matej Vydra (fitness)ChelseaCesc Fabregas (knee) and Gary Cahill (doubtful)Crystal PalaceScott Dann (knee) and Connor Wickham (knee)Everton possible standings 6 6 smart causal Most Popular Premier League News silverware Marko Arnautovic (doubtful), Winston Reid (knee), Manuel Lanzini (knee), and Andy Carroll (ankle)Wolverhampton WanderersNone*Data correct as of 12:30pm on Thursday, August 16last_img read more


first_imgWe have a free family pass to give away this, and every week, for Century Cinemas in Letterkenny.All readers have to do is to email the answer to a simple movie-related question.The question is “Who play’s Wall street broker Jordan Belfort in the film “The Wolf Of Wall Street”?” The answer could well be on the Century Cinemas website below!Email your answer with your name, address and mobile phone number to before midnight tonight.The winner will be announced tomorrow morning (SAT).And don’t worry if you don’t win this week – we have lots of FREE family passes available in the coming weeks. FILM IT FRIDAY – FREE PASSES FOR CENTURY CINEMAS TO BE WON was last modified: January 24th, 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:Century Cinemasfree passesletterkennylast_img read more


first_imgRTE pundit Joe Brolly has claimed Donegal have gotten under the skin of Dublin players.Former Derry star and RTE pundit Joe Brolly has claimed Donegal and Jim McGuinness have gotten under the skin of Dublin. In his column with the Gaelic Life, Brolly recalled that in the aftermath of the Dublin’s clash with Laois he was in the tunnel speaking to Dublin team doctor Pat Hickey.Brolly claimed that Dublin star Paul Flynn walked past him and said “Keep talking Donegal up Joe.” It reminded Brolly of another conversation he had with another Dublin star a few months previous to that meeting with Paul Flynn.At an awards ceremony in Dublin, Bernard Brogan approached Brolly and said we would’ve beaten Donegal in 2012.Brolly wrote, “Watching them slowly suffocating Derry in Celtic Park a few weeks ago, I found the following question going around in my head, “Is there any reason Donegal cannot beat the Dubs?”“Their defensive system is the most effective in GAA history. The five man screen in front of the six defenders is ingenious. “Their counter attacks are precise and deadly.Brolly added, “Very little can go wrong with the McGuinness template.“Of course, he needs to get through Ulster first, in a final that is guaranteed to be a delight for puke lovers.“But if he does that, Donegal are slated to meet the team that cannot be beaten in the All-Ireland semi-final.Brolly believes the prospect of the two locking horns in an All-Ireland semi-final is mouth watering, but also states the that if the match-up happens the future of football will be at stake, “It is a game that will be of the utmost significance for Gaelic football, colouring managerial philosophy for the next decade.“Dublin’s beautiful game versus the cold laws of physics.“The Donegal machine appears to be back in working order, thwarting all known forms of football.“The Dublin players know it is waiting for them. “Brogan, Flynn and the lads can feel it in their bones.“Jim Gavin best start preparing. The future of football is at stake.BROLLY – “DONEGAL AND MCGUINNESS HAVE GOT UNDER DUBLIN’S SKIN” was last modified: July 8th, 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:BitterdonegaldublinHome-page SportJOE BROLLYnewsRivalrylast_img read more

Free sanitary pads for girls in KZN schools

first_imgThe KwaZulu-Natal education department has started to roll out free sanitary towels for girls in schools. This is to reduce absenteeism – as well as drop-out rates – of girls when they are menstruating.KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Mthandeni Dlungwana hands out free sanitary pads at Lamontville High School on 3 February 2017. (Image: KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education, Facebook)Brand South Africa reporterThe KwaZulu-Natal education department has begun to distribute free sanitary pads to schools in the province to curb the absenteeism and drop-out rate of girls.Education MEC Mthandeni Dlungwana visited Lamontville High School on 3 February 2017 to hand out feminine hygiene products.“As the Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal we want to ensure that girl learners in KwaZulu-Natal will not have to miss school simply because they are menstruating,” said Dlungwana.The aim of the project is to:Reduce the number of girls dropping out of school because they do not have access to sanitary towels,Educate teenage girls about puberty, hygiene, menstruation and how to physically and psychologically handle this time in their lives,Sustain marginalised girls with annual packs of sanitary pads and to ensure periods do not get in their way of achieving an education, and,Eliminate through informing the myths, taboos and misinformation that people in certain communities have about girls during menstruation.A survey published by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) in 2013 shows that girls frequently stay away from school when they are menstruating. The organisation interviewed 99 girls between the ages of 13 and 20 in three rural high schools in eThekwini Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal.“One third of 99 respondents reported missing school during menstruation, which was typically one day during a menstruation period,” the organisation said. “Fear of having an accident and/or showing blood during school was the primary reason for missing school, followed by physical pain and discomfort.“Tiredness, lack of sanitary products, and fear that others may suspect the student is menstruating were other factors noted by the respondents.”How it worksA circular on the department’s website indicated that sanitary pads would be given to “indigent girl learners quintile 1-4 schools in grade 4-12”.The school’s principal will be responsible for the distribution in each school.ReactionOn social media, the move has been warmly welcomed.“We salute you KZN Department of Education, job well done,” wrote Sebe Mzolo on the department’s Facebook page.@TimesLIVE good move…let’s thank government for once— sine (@Snehope308) February 1, 2017@TimesLIVE best news @kzngov ??— Nonto yamaLangeni (@gaselanonto) February 1, 2017Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Nation Brand Forum 2017 inspires robust discussion and debate

first_imgThe Brand South Africa Nation Brand Forum 2017 again gathered business, government and media experts to discuss the marketing of the country’s national global reputation in light of recent geopolitical and global economic changes. The event was addressed by Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo.Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo addresses Brand South Africa’s Nation Brand Forum 2017 in Johannesburg on 5 October 2017. (Image: SA Government Flickr)CD AndersonThe Nation Brand Forum is aimed at creating an open platform for engagement between the government, business and civil society for the development of new ideas that will improve the global perception of the country. The theme of this year’s forum, held in Johannesburg on 5 October, was “Positioning the South African nation brand in an era of emerging market globalisation”.The forum was opened by Brand South Africa CEO Dr Kingsley Makhubela, with a welcoming address by Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo. There were two panel discussions that put forward a number of new thoughts on nation branding and global perceptions.Brand builderDlodlo began by paying tribute to late anti-apartheid struggle stalwart Oliver Tambo. In a year in which the country celebrates Tambo’s 100th birthday, Dlodlo said it was appropriate to remember him and his legacy as a leading nation brand builder for South Africa.“It is both fitting and inspiring to recognise his role as the foremost brand architect of our new nation and country… We must be inspired by the ideals that prompted him as an ardent campaigner for human rights, an internationalist and an activist for peace and prosperity… Oliver Tambo spent his entire life pursuing the dream of building solidarity between South Africa and the world.”She also highlighted the importance of the National Development Plan’s Vision 2030, the country’s long-term socio-economic development roadmap, in developing the South African nation brand.“The [National Development Plan] envisions a South Africa where everyone feels free yet bounded to others, where everyone embraces their full potential, a country where opportunity is determined not by birth, but by ability, education and hard work… To ensure that this vision becomes a reality, we are making strides through efforts such as the Nation Brand Forum to collectively implement measures that promote the transformation of the economy and focused efforts that build the country’s capabilities, thus resulting in a reputable nation brand that attracts investment.”Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo addresses Brand South Africa’s Nation Brand Forum 2017 in Johannesburg on 5 October 2017. (Image: SA Government Flickr)Dlodlo also made special mention of the relationship between the government and the private sector, and how business’s important role in the country’s socio-economic growth and sustainability should not be underutilised: “The private sector not only raises South Africa’s global competitiveness by allowing us to break into new and emerging markets, but it also significantly improves the lives of millions of poor South Africans and their chance for economic participation.”Concluding her address, the minister reiterated the importance of the economic development of the country and all its people for successful nation branding: “If the economy grows, jobs are created, social levels improve, foreign direct investments become a reality and the economy thrives. Therefore, it is unquestionable that socio-economic national development agendas have an incredible impact on the positive [nation] branding.“Through this forum we are therefore aiming to create an intensified exchange of ideas among all sectors of society. This is a fundamental requirement for appropriate and sustainable development for any nation.”For a full transcript of Minister Dlodlo’s address, click here. Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo and Brand South Africa CEO Dr Kingsley Makhubela at Brand South Africa’s Nation Brand Forum, held in Johannesburg on 5 October 2017. (Image: SA Government Flickr)Panel 1: Positioning the South African nation brand in an era of emerging market globalisation.@AshrafGarda: If South Africans talk their country down by extension they talk down the country’s products #NationBrandForum17 cc @Brand_SA— The eNitiaters (@The_eNitiaters) October 5, 2017The first panel was led by Brand South Africa general manager for research Dr Petrus de Kock, with contributions from Annabel Bishop, chief economist at Investec; Dr Martyn Davies, managing director for emerging markets at Deloitte; Eric Mahamba-Sithole, head of learning and development at the Industrial Development Corporation; and SAfm radio host Ashraf Garda.Watch the discussion:Panel 2: Country of origin built on the foundations of business excellence – crafting a value proposition and global strategy for a nation brand#NationBrandForum17 Panel 2 discussion focuses on crafting a value proposition & global strategy for National Brand in emerging markets— South African Gov (@GovernmentZA) October 5, 2017The panel was hosted by Jeremy Sampson, director of Brand Finance Africa, and included contributions from Imtiaz Patel, CEO of Naspers Video Entertainment; M&C Saatchi Abel Johannesburg group chairman Jerry Mpufane; Odette van der Haar, CEO of the Association for Communication and Advertising; and York Zucchi, entrepreneur and motivational speaker.Watch the discussion:Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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