Hemp Fest Concerts this weekend at 3 venues

first_imgThe Hemp Fest Concerts kicked off on Thursday evening at the Anna Regina Community Centre Ground and will continue with three big shows this weekend.On Friday, August 16, the concert will be taken to the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground, Linden, then on Saturday, August 17 at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara. The final show is billed for Sunday, August 18, at the Albion Community Centre Ground, Berbice. The show is expected to be epic as several international and local artistes are on the cast. These include Edwin Yearwood out of KrosFyah, International Reggae artiste Mr Easy, Chutney singing sensation Rakesh Yankarran, Former Trinidad Chutney Monarch Omardath Maraj, International Soca King Soca Raja, Guyana Soca sensation Adrian Dutchin, Chutney Queen Drupattie, Soca Sensation Militant, NY’s Chutney Queen Geeta Bisram and Guyana’s own Nesta Nelson.Other performers include: Angel’s Frontline Singer, Dexter M; Mr Bollywood Jumping Jack, Danny B; Berbice star and Mystic. All the artistes will be accompanied by the Angle’s Caribbean Band. Master of Ceremony for the shows is Farouk Juman. Tickets cost $1,000, $2,000 and $5,000 for general admission, while those who want to experience the VIP experience will pay $25,000. Tickets will be sold at the venues.The show is promoted by Bedessee Group of Companies in association with Guyana Hemp Industry.last_img read more

Finishing touches as Gilas Pilipinas holds last practice before flying to China

first_img3 young volunteers die in car crash after giving aid to Taal evacuees Taal Volcano’s quakes, cracks send more people fleeing “Hopefully, we’ve done our best to be as ready as we can be.”The Philippine team’s preparations faced time constraints due to the scheduling conflict with the PBA.But despite the issues, team captain Gabe Norwood said the players were able to make the most out of the limited time.“I’m excited more than anything. I think this group has really come together really fast in terms of chemistry.”Gilas will have to bank on that chemistry and hope its outside shots fall against an Italy side led by NBA standout Danilo Gallinari and EuroLeague star Luigi Datome.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Rafael Nadal rampant at US Open as Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas lead exodus Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu PLAY LIST 03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake02:44Gatchalian wants arrest for residents returning to Taal danger zones Mandatory evacuation enforced in Lemery Dutch YouTube star Nikkie de Jager says she is transgender View comments Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor?center_img Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Amazon’s spy series ‘Citadel’ BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Homeland’ star Patinkin lauds intelligence community After a duel with the Azzurri, the Nationals take on another heavyweight in Serbia, one of the teams tipped to bag the gold, and its All-NBA First Team center Nikola Jokic on September 2 before facing Angola two days later.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gilas Pilipinas holds last practice before leaving for China Thursday morning. | @MarkGiongcoINQ pic.twitter.com/vbiICGNqvy— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) August 28, 2019MANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas on Wednesday held its last practice before departing for China for the 2019 Fiba World Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsGilas leaves Thursday morning, two days before it opens its campaign against powerhouse Italy at Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center.ADVERTISEMENT “Right now, we’re just putting the finishing touches and making the final adjustments,” said national team head coach Yeng Guiao Tuesday.last_img read more

Judge OKs gang unjunction

first_img“This is a victory for the city of Whittier,” said Whittier Police Department Capt. Kenton Rainey. “This gives us an extra tool to stop” gang activity. The injunction applies to a particular area of the city bounded by Beverly and Whittier boulevards and Pickering and Painter avenues. Previously, Whittier gang detectives posted an “order to show cause” at six locations in Uptown Whittier. The order named 46 individuals identified by police as Whittier Varrio Locos members and notified them of Friday’s hearing. The 46 named members had the opportunity Friday to argue that they are not members of the gang. Three men and a woman named in the order and the injunction showed up for the hearing, where they asked Yaffe to remove their names from the list. LOS ANGELES – For the first time, a judge Friday granted a preliminary injunction against a Whittier street gang, aimed at preventing its members from gathering publicly and intimidating residents. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David P. Yaffe granted the injunction against members of the Whittier Varrio Locos gang, who now face arrest if they violate any of 22 restrictions outlined in the injunction. Among the prohibitions, the injunction prevents the gang’s members from having open alcohol containers in public and from loitering, wearing gang apparel, throwing gang signs, littering and being outdoors after 8 p.m. for members 18 or younger and 10 p.m. for adult members of the gang. Violating any of those terms could result in misdemeanor charges, officials said. After hearing their arguments, Yaffe ordered that one of the four, George Hernandez, be removed from the injunction. Hernandez said he no longer is active in the gang. “The police are harassing me. They’re violating my constitutional rights,” he told the judge. “When I was young, yes, I was influenced. I am a grown man now. I’m not an active gang member.” Whittier officers had stated in the injunction that Hernandez had been involved in several robberies, although he has never been arrested or convicted. Police stated that was because witnesses were afraid to to identify him. “All these accusations are meritless,” Hernandez countered in court. Police estimate there are more than 100 Whittier Varrio Locos members. But only the most active in the gang were named in the injunction, said Sgt. Brian Ellis. However, all of the gang’s members will be subject to the terms of the injunction, whether or not they are named, he added. “We decided who is the most active and who are the biggest problems,” said Ellis. The injunction is preliminary, meaning that police now will notify those named in the document to allow them additional time to respond. “It gives people time to know it’s going on,” said Ellis. He expects to return to court to seek a permanent injunction within the next few months. The other three alleged gang members who appeared in court also told Yaffe they are not active members of the gang. But Yaffe refused to remove their names from the injunction. “The attitude that `You can’t do anything to me unless you arrest me’ is really the problem,” Yaffe told the three. “It is why they are going for this injunction. They use it as a tool in order to control crime in Whittier, and it should apply to you because you’re associating with gang members.” Whittier police spent most of last year gathering background information on Whittier Varrio Locos members in preparation for the injunction request and Friday’s hearing, Rainey said. “As we have tried to address crime and disorder, this one area sticks out like a sore thumb,” he said, referring to the gang’s territory. “We’re governed by the rules of evidence and this gives us an additional tool, for example, to stop two guys we see in an alley.” sandy.mazza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

All school buses in the B.C. Peace are cancelled

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Both School District 60 and School District 59 have cancelled all school buses for today.Due to the cold weather and mechanical issues, School buses will not be running anywhere in the B.C. Peace.Schools will still be open.Buses Cancelled – Thursday, January 11, 2018 – https://t.co/cMgK0NVsRG #yxj #sd60 #fortstjohn pic.twitter.com/3xiBA1nKVd— School District 60 (@sd60) January 11, 2018- Advertisement –last_img

Chelsea star reveals MLS could be an option if he does not land new contract

first_imgJohn Terry is determined to finish his career at Chelsea – but admits he would consider a move to the MLS if he was no longer wanted by the club.The 34-year-old has enjoyed an outstanding season, playing every minute for the Blues in the Premier League as they stormed to title glory.He believes he can continue to play a key role for Chelsea beyond his current contract, which expires in 2016.But Terry has revealed he could be tempted to follow former teammate Frank Lampard to America should Jose Mourinho decide not to keep him on.In an exclusive interview with the Sports Bar, the ex-England captain said: “I would love to finish my career at Chelsea.“I certainly don’t want to play for another club in the Premier League or England. I don’t think you get that loyalty within football anymore.“The likes of Lamps, Didier [Drogba], Rio [Ferdinand], Stevie [Gerrard], these guys have stayed at the very top at the best clubs in the world and managed to stay in the team, stay fit and stay hungry, and it is great thing to do, so I am hoping to finish my career at Chelsea.“If Chelsea decide otherwise, whether that be next year or the year after, and I still feel I will play, of course I will go and play [elsewhere]. I will go to America, wherever the opportunities are there.“At that stage of my career it would need to suit not only myself but my family as well. Ideally for me, my family are local, and I would love to finish my career at Chelsea.“When I first started out, I wanted to make it to 35. As you get older, the way players look after themselves these days, you can hopefully go beyond that, and that is what I am targeting.”last_img read more

Arsenal and Man United could lose out to Real Madrid in race to sign French sensation

first_img Antoine Griezmann 1 Real Madrid are set to reignite their interest in Arsenal and Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann – so they can pair him with compatriot Karim Benzema in attack.The Atletico Madrid star has been on the radar of both Premier League clubs ever since he broke through into the Real Sociedad team five years ago.They were both in the hunt for him before he signed for Atletico in 2014 and were then heavily linked with the forward yet again during the summer.However, according to sources in Spain, Real Madrid are now hoping to tempt the 24-year-old across the Spanish capital – and could move for the Frenchman early as January.It has been reported that Madrid boss Rafa Benitez wants Griezmann and Benzema in his side in the hope that they can recreate their good international form in the white of Madrid.last_img read more

Men’s top 25: Spartans outlast Buckeyes in double OT

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita at 23 Maryland 90, Wake Forest 86Mike Jones scored 22 points, D.J. Strawberry added a career-high 18 and the Terrapins (12-4, 2-2) kept the Demon Deacons (11-5, 0-3) winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Justin Gray had a career-high 38 points for Wake Forest. 14 Michigan State 62, at 19 Ohio State 59, 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img (2 OT) Drew Neitzel hit a layup and two free throws with 44 seconds left in the second overtime to lead the Spartans (14-4, 2-2 Big 10) against the Buckeyes (12-2, 2-2). Paul Davis had 18 points marked by two free throws with 11 seconds left. last_img read more

Pork attack

first_imgIT’S not the end of pork-barrel spending in Washington, D.C. But a new rule approved by Congress requiring politicians to be identified with their “earmarks” in spending bills is a start. Earmarks are those district-specific funding allocations that politicians insert into bills to benefit their districts. Previously, politicians were allowed to do this anonymously, a practice that allowed the corruption of Escondido Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham to go unnoticed for some time. The new law is a victory, albeit a small one, for taxpayers. It won’t stop bad spending decisions, but it will make it easier to identify who’s responsible for them. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Diego Simeone breaks silence on Manchester City target Sime Vrsalkjko

first_imgAtletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has broken his silence on the future of want-away star Sime Vrsaljko, who is a target for Manchester City.As talkSPORT told you this week, the full-back has reportedly asked to leave the La Liga club after struggling to establish himself in the first team.The 25-year-old arrived in July 2016 but has started just 13 league games for the side since, leading to suggestions he could move on.Napoli are hopeful of luring the former Genoa and Sassuolo man back to Italy but City boss Pep Guardiola, still in the market for new full-backs, is said to be a big fan.But both interested clubs have now been warned by Simeone that the Croatia international will not come cheap.“Sime is a big player and all big players have a value,” he told Marca.“We are happy when other clubs look at our players, this is normal and it is positive for us.“The truth is Sime has been injured and when he has played for us he has done very well, but it is a fact that Juanfran has done superbly also.” 1 The Croatian international is also reportedly wanted by Napoli last_img read more

England commentary and confirmed teams: Full live talkSPORT coverage from Kosovo

first_img rookie error stalemate Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff England will conclude their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a trip to Kosovo this weekend and talkSPORT will be there too to bring you all the action.The Three Lions booked their place at next summer’s showpiece tournament by smashing Montenegro 7-0 at Wembley on Thursday night.Gareth Southgate and co can now begin to put their plans for the Euros into full affect starting with a tie at Kosovo. GETTTY latest Kosovo vs England: Team newsKosovo XI: Muric, Vojvoda, Rrahmani, Aliti, Kololli, Celina, Dresevic, Berisha, Hadergjonaj, Nuhiu, RashicaSubs: Xhemajli, Zhegrova, Rashani, Muslija, Ujkani, Paqarada, Raskaj, Bekaj, Voca, Halimi, Hasani, ShalaEngland XI: Pope, Alexander-Arnold, Maguire, Mings, Chilwell, Winks, Rice, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Hudson-Odoi, Kane, SterlingSubs: Dean Henderson, Stones, Tomori, Abraham, Wilson, Mount, Sancho, Rashford, Rose, Maddison, Trippier, Pickford Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son 3 Adam Catterall and Jason Cundy slam England fans who booed Joe Gomez over Raheem Sterling bust-up appointed PEP TALK Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti statement Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ England smashed Montenegro 7-0 on Thursday to reach Euro 2020 on target LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Gareth Southgate’s England face Kosovo this weekend Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule 3 Kosovo vs England: What has been said?Gareth Southgate: “We will make some changes, for sure, but the seeding in the group could be critical and we know it’s a big night for the Kosovans.“It’s a shame for them that they’re now out of this part of the qualification, although they’ve still got the play-offs in which I think they’ll be a huge threat in that format.“So, it will be a good test for us because it will still be a lively environment.“The enthusiasm for the game is high and we want to finish the group with as many points as we can.” Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Kosovo vs England: How the group table looksGroup A has already been decided and England will top it regardless of the resulting against Kosovo.The Cezeh Republic best Kosovo in their key clash on Thursday to join the Three Lions in progressing to the tournament.Kosovo have advanced to the play-offs. targets update Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ UEFA Kosovo vs England: How to listenThe Group A tie will get under way at 5pm on Sunday, November 17 and full coverage from the Pristina City Stadium will be live on talkSPORT.Mark Saggers, Jim Proudfoot and Alvin Martin will bring you all the build-up and live commentary.To tune in, just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here. Getty – Contributor Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship 3 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:57Loaded: 17.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:57 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen LATEST The team is in! Here’s how the #ThreeLions line up for tonight’s #EURO2020 qualifier against Kosovo: pic.twitter.com/12vzg28nzT— England (@England) November 17, 2019last_img read more