Outside of the funding that the JAAA received, the SDF pumped $42,124,000 into the Jamaica International Invitational IAAF World Challenge meeting, which is held inside the National Stadium in the first Saturday in May annually. The financials for the years 2014 and 2015 were published, and in both reports, the JFF emerged with the lion’s share. The 2015 figure was a major leap over 2014 as well, as the JFF received only $45 million in that year. The SDF said that its grants in 2015 had exceeded its budgeted amount of $186,660,000 by $30,169,000. That included an additional $25,600,000 given to the JFF. The SDF received a major portion of its funding from gaming, with $606,971,000 coming from that one source, $11,160,000 coming from its investments, and $14,690,000 from other income sources. The Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act states that the SDF is entitled to 40 per cent of the gaming proceeds received by the Culture, Sports, Arts, Health, and Education Fund. Among the SDF’s mandates are to fund programmes of the national sporting associations and to facilitate the development and growth of talent and skills through the construction of sporting facilities. Several government agencies also received grants totalling $45,561,138. Those included the Institute of Sports, which was given $16,500,000; the Social Development Commission, which received $16,952,410; the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport, which received $8,794,227 and Independence Park Limited, which received $3,314,501. The Sports Development Foundation (SDF) granted $216,829,036 in subventions to local national sporting associations in 2015, according to the latest annual report published by the government agency. Of that amount, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) received more than $70,000,000, while the next three top-funded sporting associations combined received $69,133,192. Some 40 sporting bodies were listed in the 2015 financial report, but while the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) ($26,652,242); Jamaica Cricket Association ($23,800,000), and Netball Jamaica ($18,680,850) received millions of dollars in government support, some associations did not receive a dollar. Those who got no funding included the Jamaica Bobsleigh Federation, the Jamaica Rifle Association, the Jamaica Ski Federation, and the Jamaica Cricket Umpires Association. In fact, the JFF received around $6 million less than the other 33 bodies combined. The top four recipients were the only associations to receive more than $10 million in funding. $40M FOR MEET
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Wilder (40-0-1) watched the full fight for the first time during a lunch that was used to provide footage for an all-access look at the fight that will run Saturday after Showtime airs the replay. He was still amazed that Fury got up from a powerful combination that sent him flat on his back in the 12th round, but believed Fury (27-0-1) benefited from a break from referee Jack Reiss.“Look at him! Niiiiine,” Wilder said, imitating what he felt was a dramatically long count from Reiss to allow Fury to get up and finish the fight.Still, Wilder believed the knockdown, his second of the fight, had allowed him to clinch the victory. He said he didn’t regret not trying harder to finish Fury afterward, because he thought the win was secured.“If it was close, that knockdown, I feel like it put me on top,” Wilder said.Only one of the judges agreed, with one scoring the bout for Fury and another having it 113-113. That was much closer than Showtime scorer Steve Farhood, who gave only one of the first eight rounds to Wilder on his card that fans watching the fight could see after each round.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Cavs’ Tristan Thompson fined $15,000 for ‘gesture’ toward fan 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 ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Deontay Wilder, left, connects with Tyson Fury, of England, during a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NEW YORK — Deontay Wilder fired his right hand out from his body, demonstrating the way he should have punched Tyson Fury.He was frustrated with the referee. Disappointed in Floyd Mayweather Jr. Angry with Showtime’s scorer.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Mostly, Wilder was mad at himself.Five days later, the WBC heavyweight champion was still bothered by the way he fought in his draw with Fury on Saturday night in Los Angeles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Fury was everything I expected him to be. It’s not what Fury did, it’s what I didn’t do,” Wilder said Thursday. “You seen the best of Fury, you didn’t see the best of me.“I wanted to end the show with a devastating knockout and I got too excited.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ “Someone has got to explain to me why this is supposedly a Tyson Fury round,” promoter Lou DiBella said after watching the end of one of those early rounds.Mayweather was even harsher to the champion, giving him none of the first five rounds when he was interviewed in the arena between rounds. Wilder said he had no relationship with Mayweather but implied the retired former champion was insecure any time there was too much attention on another American fighter.Wilder agreed it was a close, tough fight to score, but only because he allowed it to be. Headlining a pay-per-view for the first time on perhaps the biggest night in years for American heavyweight boxing, Wilder wanted to deliver something spectacular and the moment got to him.“I abandoned the whole game plan,” Wilder said. “That was a mistake on my behalf. Like I said, I just wanted to get in there and just knock him out. I mean I wanted to end the show in a devastating way. That was the whole thing going through my mind. I couldn’t clear it out of my mind for some reason. I couldn’t.“The atmosphere was so heavy and I finally had the attention that I deserved and there was only one thing on my mind, was to knock him out. But that’s what I do anyway. It was crazy. Every time I was going back to the corner I was telling myself just calm down, but I couldn’t get out of that element.”He became animated watching the replay when he saw times a straight punch would have caught Fury, who kept trying to duck down low, but instead rushed an over-the-top shot that missed.“See that … right there! All I had to do was straight ‘pop!’” Wilder said. “He’s right here and I’m still overthrowing it while he’s at a pause right here, bending over.”But the mistakes could provide a learning experience for a rematch Wilder insists will happen. He said he will try to gain a significant amount of weight, with a goal of 245 pounds after he came in at 209 on Saturday. He’s open to fighting Fury anywhere, even in Britain, though his preferences would be Las Vegas or Barclays Center in New York.Wilder couldn’t take Fury out the first time, but figures he at least did enough damage to soften him up for the second.“I don’t think he’s going to be the same, especially going into a rematch and getting hit like that,” Wilder said. “I know my power and I know what I can do.” No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We still have to make a little bit of adjustment because we didn’t look like a team in that game,” said Erram in Filipino. “But we’re okay, it’s just that we didn’t look like a team out there when we’re playing.”Rain or Shine took a 35-26 lead off a 15-1 run in the second quarter and it never looked back throughout the remainder of the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We didn’t have the chemistry but the good thing about it is it’s just the first game and we still have a lot of games to make the adjustments. We learned from our mistakes today and it’s time to move on,” added Erram who had 10 points and five rebounds.Erram was dealt to NLEX on Dec. 28 in exchange for Paul Desiderio, the no. 4 overall pick of the 2018 Rookie Draft, and no.7 pick Abu Tratter. It wasn’t just Erram, though, that struggled in the Road Warriors’ season opener with the returning Kevin Alas also finding a hard time in his first game after nearly a year of absence.Both Erram and Alas were expected to produce for the Road Warriors but it just so happened that the two were still finding their places in NLEX’ system,Alas injured tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in last year’s Philippine Cup and he was able to put up 12 points and dish out four assists in his first game back.“I think we have to improve on the chemistry of the team, that’s what I think we should work on,” said Alas in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Meralco’s Trevis Jackson joins parade of big rookie games Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers JP Erram debuts for NLEX. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Poy Erram’s debut with NLEX hit a little bit of a roadblock as his new team lost to Rain or Shine, 96-87, Friday at Cuneta Astrodome.The Elasto Painters completely stifled the Road Warriors from the midway the second quarter, never relinquishing the lead all the way to the end and Erram said it could’ve been the lack of familiarity factored in the loss.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments
Dear Editor,Editor, when will Republic Bank stop fooling Guyanese who bank with them? Every day the dailies carry articles of their unprofessionalism in their failure to bring some sort of relief to its customers.For example, I have not seen my bank account for the past 2 months, since the introduction of their so-called banking platform, which cannot be accessed on my computer as was normally done by the use of the bank security ID card that has numbers to key in when prompted. It was so simple then, now to access your online bank account is very tough because to get the second authentication code that is required, you must have an iPhone or iPad to log in to the Republic Mobile Guyana app to get the code.This is sheer nonsense. Why can’t the ATM bank card, with its 16 digital numbers, be used instead, replacing that of the second authentication code which is so difficult to obtain? Perhaps the authorities will think this over then come up with a resolution.Regards,Albert Persaud
Amid calls for Government to speedily rectify the issues involving the recent imposition of a ban on exports of Guyana’s catfish species, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has said the first thing that must be done is for the administration to accept full responsibility for the plight created for local fishermen.Jagdeo said he has noted the coalition Government’s silence on the matter, and the arguments from Government quarters that this is somehow a ‘protectionist move’ by the United States (U.S.). However, he said these arguments have sinceOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeobeen exposed as shallow and disingenuous.The Opposition Leader has said that had it not been for the statement from the local U.S. Embassy in Guyana, stakeholders would have maintained a misguided view.“I am of the firm view that the Coalition Government is fully responsible for the plight of local fishermen, given that they were notified of the USA’s pending changes to export regulations since November 2015,” he stated.He noted that despite having received notice of these changes, the Government failed to communicate effectively with the stakeholders of the fisheries sector, many of whom have invested heavily in this area.“To make matters worse, the Coalition Government received an extension until February 3, 2018, to bring Guyana into compliance with the new export regulations, and failed again,” he pointed out.This failure, Jagdeo believes, is further evidence of the ineptitude that continues under the current Government, and it seems to be the defining characteristic of the current Administration.The former President said he has noted the offer made by the U.S. to provide technical assistance to the Government to help Guyana’s fishermen and women to comply with the new export regulations. He is therefore calling on Government to immediately take measures to support compliance with the new regulations, and also take measures to support the local fisheries sector in the meantime.“The fisheries sector cannot be allowed to suffer irreparable losses, as we have seen in other productive sectors since the APNU+AFC Coalition Government took office,” he added.Veterinary Public Health Unit Director Dr Ozaye Dodson has said the imposition from the US export market was just a temporary technical barrier to trade. Dr Dodson said the move by the USDA was a “protectionist measure” by that country’s public health system, lobbied for by the catfish farmers.The US Food Safety Inspection Services (FSIS) asked Guyana to provide the relevant documentation to verify this country’s inspection system equivalence to the US standards, or its equivalent public health system. Dr Dodson claimed Guyana complied with the request. However, the country fell short of the US standards in three areas: firstly, on the issue of the presence of inspectors; secondly, there was insufficient documentation detailing verification of each step in the sanitation and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) process; and thirdly, there was insufficient documentation specifying how the industry manages adulterated catfish products.PSC President Eddie Boyer told this publication on Tuesday that the ban is nothing new, but could be lifted if Government and private companies that are exporting work together to comply with the new requirements. He said it is not an impossible task, but advised that both parties work diligently so as to lessen the economic impact this ban will have on the trade of these specific fish species.New US standards for import of catfish species demand the presence of inspectors at plants for one hour during an eight-hour shift. Dr Dodson explained that Guyana’s inspection system utilised a “risk-based approach”, which is a European Union (EU) standard. Guyana was among several countries banned recently from participating in the US catfish export sector.
Residents of West Watooka, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) have complained about intense smoke, allegedly eliminating from the confines of the Linden Hospital Complex.According to the residents, they are adversely affected whenever items are being burnt at the hospital’s mortuary given the fact that the smoke blows into the direction of the community.One resident, in expressing disgust over the situation, noted that over the past few days residents have been affected day and night by the heavy smoke.“This is what we the residents have to face up with every morning and every night. Burning of stuff from the mortuary at Mackenzie. I don’t know if they don’t have an incinerator or not but this is what we have to face with. We wake up to smoke every morning for the last few mornings and we’re going to bed with smoke,” the resident explained.The woman also joined with other residents in calling on the relevant authorities to examine the situation to come up with a solution to rectify it.“The relevant authority needs to step in and deal with this because this is causing much illness and problems within persons’ health,” another resident said.Residents also told Guyana Times that they have made contact with the Mayor of Linden and further contact will be made to the Public Health Ministry regarding the situation.This publication contacted a representative from the Linden Hospital Complex regarding the issue; however, it was noted that the Occupational Safety and Health Officer was out for the day.
Five Fort St. John residents are safe today after their plane crashed into the South Saskatchewan River last night. At about 7:30 PM local time on September 17th, Medicine Hat Police received a call from the Medicine Hat Regional Airport informing them that a plane which had taken off from the airport just minutes earlier had lost one of its engines. The control tower then lost all radio contact with the aircraft. Fortunately, civilian reports of a low flying aircraft helped direct emergency services to the crash site in the South Saskatchewan River. – Advertisement -Four occupants escaped with only minor injuries. A fifth was airlifted to Calgary with non-life-threatening injuries.The plane, which had been borrowed from NorthStar Ltd. to take some family members to a funeral in Medicine Hat, was destined for Fort St. John.Transport Canada is continuing to investigate the matter.Advertisement
0Shares0000Empty feeling: Rows of empty seats at Bloomfield Road as home fans stage a boycott of the club © AFP / Paul ELLISBLACKPOOL, United Kingdom, Jan 5 – Arsenal’s FA Cup tie at Blackpool got off to a bizarre start Saturday when a fan of the home side staged a sit-down 40-minute protest — on the roof of the Premier League giants’ luxury team bus.The demonstration forced Unai Emery’s men to travel to the third division club’s Bloomfield Road ground in another bus. Since being in the Premier League in 2010, Blackpool slipped to the fourth division, before promotion to the third tier in 2017.Fans protested against the club’s owners, the Oyston family, outside the stadium ahead of Saturday’s high-profile third round clash.The bus protester was eventually talked down before being arrested.There were rows of empty seats inside the ground with more than 5,000 of the 9,000 fans supporting Arsenal.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
LOS ANGELES – A mistrial was declared Wednesday in the murder case against legendary music producer Phil Spector when the jury reported that it was deadlocked 10-2 in favor of convicting him of killing actress Lana Clarkson at his mansion more than 4 years ago. The District Attorney’s Office announced it will seek to retry Spector. “I know the inability to reach a decision is controversial to most,” the jury foreman said later. “Even on the jury there’s deep regret that we were unable to reach a unanimous verdict.” The foreman would not say which way he voted. He was among three jurors who agreed to speak to reporters at the courthouse but did not give their names. The other two said they voted for guilt. The mistrial came after months of trial that left jurors having to decide who pulled the trigger of a revolver – with no fingerprints – that went off in Clarkson’s mouth about 5 a.m. on Feb. 3, 2003. The 10-2 split represented movement from a week earlier when the foreman reported a 7-5 split, but the jurors said there were other votes including one in which four voted guilty, five voted for acquittal and three were undecided. One of the jurors said the holdouts were arguing over whether Clarkson was suicidal, and he said the entire jury would have liked to see a psychological profile of Clarkson. Another juror was troubled by what Spector, who did not call 911, did in the 40 minutes between the death and the time police arrived. “He acted like a guilty man,” the juror said. The jury had met for about 44 hours over 12 days since getting the case Sept. 10. After the initial deadlock, the judge withdrew one instruction that he decided misstated the law and he gave a controversial new one that gave examples of inferences the jury could draw from the evidence, including the possibility that Spector forced Clarkson to place the gun in her own mouth and it went off. Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler polled the jury and each member agreed that a unanimous decision was not possible. “At this time, I will find that the jury is unable to arrive at a verdict and declare a mistrial in this matter,” the judge said. Spector’s attorneys met with the jury afterward. “We thank the people of Los Angeles for keeping an open mind and the jury for their very hard work and their willingness to share their thoughts with us,” defense attorney Linda Kenney-Baden following the meeting. District Attorney Steve Cooley said prosecutors were disappointed. “We will seek the court’s permission to retry the case and begin immediately to prepare for a retrial,” Cooley said in a statement. A hearing was set for Wednesday. “We will not rest until justice is done,” said John C. Taylor, a lawyer for Clarkson’s family. Spector and his wife, Rachelle, left the courthouse shortly after the mistrial. Prosecutors charged Spector under an implied-malice, second-degree murder theory that did not require premeditation or intent. They called women from his past who claimed he threatened them with guns when they tried to leave his presence, and a chauffeur who testified that on the fateful morning Spector came out of his home with a gun in hand and said, “I think I killed somebody,” while Clarkson’s body sat slumped in a foyer chair behind him. The defense countered with a scientific case, suggesting Spector did not fire the gun and offering forensic evidence that she killed herself either intentionally or by accident. Gunshot residue on her hands, blood spatter on his coat and the trajectory of the bullet were the subjects of weeks of testimony from experts. Spector, 67, rose to fame in the 1960s with the “Wall of Sound” recording technique that changed pop music. Clarkson was best known for her role in Roger Corman’s 1985 cult film “Barbarian Queen.” Their life stories reflected opposite sides of the pop culture landscape. The breadth of Spector’s contributions to popular music in the 1960s and early 1970s was astounding. Early in his career, he produced hits like “He’s a Rebel” and “Be My Baby” that made pop stars of such groups as the Crystals and the Ronettes. Later, after the Beatles shelved the tapes from some of their last recording sessions, he turned them into their final album, 1970’s “Let it Be.” From there, he went on to produce critically acclaimed solo albums by the former Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison. He also co-wrote and produced the Ben E. King standard “Spanish Harlem” and the Righteous Brothers’ “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” cited by BMI as the most played song in the history of American radio. But by the time he met Clarkson, the music industry wunderkind who struck it rich in his teens and changed the face of pop music had aged into an eccentric millionaire recluse with a castle home in the suburbs. Clarkson, 40, was an ambitious dreamer, a statuesque beauty who idolized Marilyn Monroe., chased fame but was beaten down by rejection. Friends testified that Clarkson, 40, was at the end of her rope financially and humiliated by having to take the House of Blues hostess job where she met Spector. Jurors heard of Clarkson’s decision to go home with Spector for a drink after the club closed at 2 a.m. Little more than three hours later, she was dead. What happened in those three hours was never clear. Spector did not testify and prosecutors stated no motive for him to kill her other than her apparent decision to leave the house. No prosecution forensic expert was able to place the gun in Spector’s hands. But blood spatter on his coat and in his pants pockets were analyzed by prosecution experts to suggest it showed he was the shooter. Defense experts said he stood too far away to have shot her. Blood spatter, they said, can travel up to six feet. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Manchester United have been handed a huge boost in their pursuit of Borussia Dormund star Ilkay Gundogan.The Germany midfielder has revealed he will NOT renew his contract, due to expire in the summer of 2016, at the Bundesliga club.Gundogan has been linked with a £20million move to the Red Devils at the end of the season, as Louis van Gaal looks to prepare a squad for a title challenge next season.The Dutchman is also rumoured to be interested in Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne and Real Madrid flyer Gareth Bale. 1 Ilkay Gundogan