Nadal vs del Potro, Djokovic vs Nishikori in US Open semis Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Garnett’s attorney, Mark Gaughan, declined to say why Banks was not named as a defendant. Gaughan said that “based upon the facts, we are confident this matter ultimately will be resolved in Mr. Garnett’s favor.”The lawsuit claims Wertheim “took direction from Banks and for some reason chose to have virtually no contact with Garnett.”According to the lawsuit, Wertheim prepared financial statements, was a registered agent for companies in which Garnett held a financial interest, and added his name to bank accounts holding Garnett’s money.Wertheim also “worked in concert” with Banks to put Garnett on an allowance and set budgets that the 15-time NBA all-star was urged to follow, the suit read.Garnett retired with the Timberwolves in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The lawsuit contends Wertheim “possessed actual knowledge that Banks was helping himself to millions of dollars of Garnett’s money and did nothing about it.”“Banks intentionally … looted Garnett of his earnings and assets for many years, including the many years that Welenken and Wertheim provided accounting services to Garnett and his business interests,” according to the lawsuit, which was initially filed in Hennepin County District Court and moved Wednesday to U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Defense attorney Greg Simpson told the Star Tribune his clients deny the allegations and will “vigorously” fight the suit.Banks was not named as a defendant. Banks was sentenced last year to four years in federal prison for defrauding another former NBA star, retired San Antonio Spurs player Tim Duncan, of millions of dollars. In one of Duncan’s deals with Banks, Duncan said he was told Garnett would be a partner. FILE – In this May 6, 2008, file photo, Boston Celtics’ Kevin Garnett gestures to the crowd just before tipoff in Game 1 of an NBA Eastern Conference semifinal basketball series against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Boston. Kevin Garnett is suing an accountant and his firm, alleging they helped a wealth manager steal $77 million from the retired NBA star. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Garnett is suing an accountant and his firm, alleging they helped a wealth manager steal $77 million from the retired Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics star.The federal malpractice lawsuit alleges Kentucky-based accountant Michael Wertheim and Welenken CPAs enabled Charles Banks IV of Atlanta to defraud Garnett through businesses in which Garnett and Banks shared an interest.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The Indian Community Thursday, July 31, offered the Liberian Government the use of its crematorium for the burning of the remains of anyone who has died from the Ebola virus.The Indian Community made the offer following President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s announcement to the nation on Wednesday, July 30, that the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoSHW) and relevant agencies are to consider the cremation of all victims of the deadly Ebola virus.According to the President, the measure “is intended to avoid tampering with the dead and contaminating water sources.”At the National Ebola Task Force (NETF) meeting Thursday, President Sirleaf reiterated that the option for cremation was still open. However, before she made this statement, Health and Social Welfare Minister, Dr. Walter Gwenigale, had stated that remains of Ebola victims were being interred in body bags, which according to him are safe and won’t contaminate the water source.But the President, who is the Chair of the NETF, countered that there was no scientific proof to show otherwise so the option of cremating victims was on the table.More to follow on this story…
Dear Editor,Guyana today is in a very, very troubled place. The Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce, together with other rural Chambers like the Upper Corentyne Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Berbice Chamber of Commerce and Development Association, the Linden Chamber of Industry, Commerce and Development, Bartica Chamber of Commerce and the Region Five Chamber of Industry and Commerce are all sectoral members of the Private Sector Commission. Together, these Chambers are made up of hundreds of members and it is extremely disingenuous to conclude that they are all PPP supporters. So to brand the Private Sector Commission a PPP organisation and attack its Chairman, who was unanimously elected, is quite dangerous, as it seeks to erode the credibility of the premier private sector institution in Guyana, whose collective membership is the largest employer in the country and which is in the forefront of fighting to guard the democratic values of our country and ensuring the Government is in compliance and adherence to the Constitution.The Private Sector Commission recently sent two letters to Mr Keith Lowenfield, Chief Elections Officer, in the main, showing how the present voters’ list can be refreshed and used in the upcoming polls. A lot of questions asked of the CEO were mainly ignored. However, thereafter, a vicious, racist and extremely nasty attack was launched on the PSC and its Chairman, Mr Gerald Goveia, by Elections Commissioner, Desmond Trotman. The hate that spewed from his pen showed the dangerous levels this country is descending into and the Government of the day has to take full responsibility.The fact that Mr Lowenfield recently confessed that the present list can be refreshed through Claims and Objections, is proof enough that the PSC letters to him may have had their intended effect and which has exposed the partisanship of Mr Trotman. His attack on Chairman Goveia is strongly condemned by our Chamber.The Central Coretyne Chamber of Commerce is calling on the President to appoint most urgently, a Chairman of the Elections Commission and hence, start the process of preparations for the elections. We also feel the haste to start House-to-House Registration without a Chairman in place was unwise and ill-advised.By issuing this statement, our Chamber may also come under attack, but it’s a small price to pay for us to ensure democracy and adherence to the Constitution of the country.Sincerely,Central CorentyneChamber ofCommerce
A motorcyclist from Corriverton, Region 6 (East Berbice-Corentyne) died after he slammed into a utility pole on Saturday.The man has been identified as Hemraj Sudama, 22, of Linepath, Corriverton.Dead: Hemraj SudamaReports are that Sudama was riding motorcycle CF 5587 along Jumai Street, Number 78 Village, Corentyne, when the accident occurred.Guyana Times was informed that the young man rode into a pothole and lost control before slamming into a Guyana Power and Light power pole. At the time of the accident, Sudama was not wearing a helmet, and as a result sustained injuries to the head.The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) employee was taken to the Skeldon Hospital where he was pronounced dead.Officer-in-charge of traffic in B Division (Berbice), Bhudnarine Persaud, said reports indicate that Sudama had been consuming alcohol prior to the accident.Sudama’s death pushed the road facility figure for Berbice to 13 for the year, compared with 14 for the corresponding period last year.Persaud explained that Jumai Street is not one of the major roads in Corriverton. “They are leaving the major roads and now going into the back streets killing themselves. We can’t send officers there to Police the roads. No one is expected to be speeding in those small streets. But even with that, I am of the view that if he was wearing a helmet he might just have had some injuries but would have been alive,” Persaud said.Meanwhile, as “Operation Safeway” enters its third week, the division’s traffic capability was on Monday boosted with an addition of eight ranks, who officially became Police officers on Saturday. This follows an addition of six ranks two weeks ago.
…says Guyana had negotiating advantageOne day after the contract between US oil giant ExxonMobil and the Government of Guyana was released, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has flayed the administration for the less-than-favourable terms it negotiated on the country’s behalf.Speaking at the Parliamentary Opposition’s end-of-year press conference onOpposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoFriday, Jagdeo made it clear that although Guyana was holding all the cards when it sat down to negotiate with ExxonMobil, the end product is a contract heavily favouring ExxonMobil.According to Jagdeo, the negotiating power had shifted in Guyana’s favour by 2016 having discovered oil and as such, a much more favourable contract for the country could have been garnered. With such advantage in hand, he added that Government failed in its negotiation with the oil giant, questioning the motive of the negotiating team when it agreed to the terms of new contract.Jagdeo stressed that the party welcomes ExxonMobil’s investment, and in fact,Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotmanthat party is responsible for bringing the oil company onboard.However, the Opposition Leader added that while the oil company cannot be faulted, as its duty is to make profits, it is the GOevrnment of Guyana that had to have had proper negotiatorsWhat Guyana got out of the agreement are “peanuts,” as compared to the oil reserves.“As a country, we were desperate to get investors to come into Guyana to explore for oil and gas. So the 1999 contract has to be seen in that light. Jump to 2016, when this contract was renegotiated. At that time, the minister knew we had 3.2 billion barrels of recoverable oil, and that the exploration offshore was yielding positive results. So it was a very different situation to now. Now, we had more cards to play with and everyone wanted to come to Guyana. We had more strength to negotiate a better contract… the negotiating power shifted to us. So, what did we get?”“The DPI has been touting the rental moving from $400,000 to US$1M. The training bonus is now US$300,000 (per year), and the royalty has moved from 1 to 2 per cent, and that $300,000 would be spent on environmental issues. If you add all of that together and you compare these, 2 billion barrels multiplied by US$50 a barrel, you would see its peanuts. And this is what we are told is a positive negotiation.”In return, Jagdeo pointed out that ExxonMobil received an extension; a favourable clause for the company to retain its terms and relinquish blocks, among other things.The former President compared the contract with the one that bound his Government to accept the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) monopoly, and expressed trepidation that Guyana would have to live with a contract negotiated by a possibly compromised team.The contractThe contract was released on Thursday, after incessant public pressure. While it contains provisions for local content, there are a number of concessions. For instance, Article 15 of the contract states that Exxon is exempt from paying Corporation, Excise or Value Added Tax on its earnings from petroleum.Article 15.4 also provides for the Government itself to pay the company’s income tax. To facilitate this, the oil company has to submit tax returns to the Government. That’s not all. Article 32 stipulates that Government cannot modify the contract or increase any fiscal obligation the company has.This therefore puts a cap on the taxes, royalties, duties, fees or charges outlined in the contract. Government also has to compensate the operator if a change to existing laws causes loss of revenue for the company.According to Article 32.3 “If at any time after the signing of this agreement there is a change in the laws of Guyana… and such a change has a materially adverse effect on the economic benefits, including those resulting from the fiscal regime provided by this agreement… the Government shall promptly take any and all affirmative actions to restore the lost or impaired economic benefits to contractor, so that contractor receives the same economic benefit under the agreement that it would have received prior to the change in law or its interpretation, application or interpretation.”The contract goes on to say: “The foregoing obligation shall include the obligation to resolve promptly, by whatever means may be necessary, any conflict or anomaly between this agreement and any such new or amended legislation, including by way of exemption, legislation, decree and/or authoritative acts.”But there are provisions for Exxon to fulfil its corporate social responsibility. This includes a fund for social and environment projects. Exxon has to contribute US$300,000 per year to this fund. The sums roll over, and the company together with Government will determine which projects to fund.The contract sets aside another US$300,000 per year to ensure Guyanese personnel are trained at local or overseas universities and conferences. There are also provisions for a continuous review of local content.In defence of the contract, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman has said that a decision was taken to make ExxonMobil a long term partner, rather than court other companies.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The NorthEast B.C. Yukon Midget Trackers have announced their new Assistant Coaches for the upcoming 2019-2020 season.Carson Hoffmeyer and Taylor Greatrex have been named the Tracker’s Assistant Coaches.Both Hoffmeyer and Greatrex replace the position that was previously held by Brendan Loewen.- Advertisement -According to the Trackers, Hoffmeyer is well known in the community and will bring leadership, a lending ear, and a hockey pedigree not many people know of.Greatrex played three years for the Fort St. John Huskies, leading as the captain in his last season and will bring his extensive knowledge of the game to the team.The Northeast B.C. Midget Yukon Trackers were the winners of the 2019 Midget Tier 1 Provincial Championships, the first time for the team to claim the title.Advertisement
Members with the Fort St. John Fire Department responded to a call yesterday around 7:40 p.m. of a male going over the edge at the look out. In the process the individual lit a fire as a signal for help which also needed to be taken care of by the department.The male did sustain some injuries, however the extent is unknown at this time.Both the fire department and RCMP were on the scene. The fire department was on hand for around an hour.- Advertisement -More details on what happened are expected tomorrow.
0Shares0000Manchester City’s striker Sergio Aguero signals a good pass to a teammate during the English Premier League football match against Watford September 16, 2017 © AFP / Ben STANSALLWATFORD, United Kingdom, Sep 17 – Pep Guardiola wants Manchester City to pay tribute to Sergio Aguero when the Argentine “legend” becomes their record goalscorer.Aguero grabbed a hat-trick in City’s 6-0 rout of Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday and stands just two goals behind Eric Brook’s all-time mark of 177 in the 1920s and 1930s. City boss Guardiola believes it is now simply a question of when, not if, Aguero claims the record as his own and he hopes his club mark the occasion in style.“Sergio now needs three goals to beat the record. It will be soon,” he said.“Hopefully we can make a good celebration because he’s a legend, a part of the history of the club. That’s good for him.“He’s a guy that I encourage to play, not just to score a goal.”Guardiola also paid tribute to Aguero’s unselfishness after disobeying Guardiola’s orders to allow Raheem Sterling to take the 89th minute penalty which completed the rout of Watford.“Sergio showed again what a good guy he is. I like penalties to be taken by the penalty taker, but I understand that Raheem created the penalty and it was with my blessing that Sergio gave it to him when it is already 0-5,” Guardiola said.Gabriel Jesus and Nicolas Otamendi were City’s other goalscorers as they leapt over Manchester neighbours United to the top of the Premier League table.Unlike last season when his side’s thrilling start to the campaign saw them win 10 straight games in all competitions only to end the season without a trophy, Guardiola believes his side are better equipped to maintain their form in this campaign.– Fundamentals –“Last season we won with the enthusiasm for the new manager and the new players. Some games we won because we were new,” he said.“I think we are more stable now. The players know me better, I know them better. The fundamentals are the same as last season but we have good players and a good spirit.“It’s not easy to score 15 goals in eight days. Sometimes you have weeks like that and I am curious how we are going to react to it.“It doesn’t matter who plays. Hopefully we can keep the same team spirit.”Watford manager Marco Silva knows his team’s season will not be defined by this result.But he is adamant his players must learn to handle teams who possess City’s power up front.“It was not a good afternoon for us, but it is a good match for our team to learn from,” he said.“City came here to play a strong match. They only changed one player from Wednesday.“To compete at this level we need to keep our focus and our organisation every time and through the match.“We need to look forward. We lost only three points and I repeat it is a good game for us to analyse.“It is difficult to play against City, not only Aguero. What they did here this afternoon, they did eight days before against Liverpool and then in the Champions League.”Silva complained that two of City’s first three goals were offside and then that his team were denied a clear penalty.“When the referees make mistakes, it makes it more difficult. It is clear that the referee made mistakes,” he said.“I will show my players their mistakes and how to learn from them. I hope the referee does the same thing.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The fourth-grader had a red mark on his skin, but the pellet did not break the skin, Blair said. The school received phone calls from concerned parents, but no parents panicked over the situation, Blair said. The school sent a letter home with students explaining the situation to parents, Blair said. Officers searched for the suspect on the ground while a police helicopter combed the air, and police arrested the suspect within an hour, LAPD Sgt. Teresa Wilson said. The suspect could be charged with suspicion of firing a BB gun within city limits, Wilson said. VAN NUYS — Police arrested a 16-year-old boy this morning after a fourth-grader at Kittridge Street Elementary School was grazed in the shoulder by a pellet from a BB gun, officials said. Officials believe the suspect fired the BB gun from across the street about 10:20 a.m. The pellet grazed the shoulder of a 10-year-old boy who was on the playground during the nutrition period, Kittridge Street Principal Joan Blair said. The district locked down the school as a precautionary measure for about an hour, Blair said. “One of the children felt a shot and told an adult,” Blair said. “We called 911. We went into lockdown. The police came immediately and took over from there. “Everyone knew what to do, and we kept everyone safe. Everything was calm, and it’s business as usual now.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Bruno Peres (Torino) – Arsenal have had a bid for the Brazil defender turned down as they battle Leicester City for his signature, according to GianlucaDiMarzio.com. Manchester City were previously interested in the player who has impressed in his two seasons in Serie A. 6 6 6 Clinton N’Jie (Tottenham) – Arsenal almost pulled off one of the summers most shocking deals as they enquired about the availability of the Spurs forward. The Cameroonian had a tough first season due to injury and the form of Harry Kane and others at White Hart Lane and now is set to join Marseille on loan as Georges-Kevin Nkoudou moves in the opposite direction. It is reported Arsene Wenger was interested in the player before Spurs signed him and was thinking about taking him to the Emirates to kick-start his career. 6 Moussa Sissoko (Arsenal) – Click the right arrow above to find out the latest Arsenal transfer news… – Newcastle United dont want to sell the French star, especially as they look set to lose Georginio Wijnaldum to Liverpool. A £35m price tag is currently dissuading the Gunners from making a bid but they do retain an interest in the player. Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan) – According to Corriere dello Sport, Arsenal are in talks over a move for the Argentine forward. A deal worth around £40m appears to be in the offing, while he would require a wage of around £96,500 a week. 6 Rob Holding (Bolton Wanderers) – After a reported £2m bid earlier in the week, talks about a transfer have gone a little quiet. This could well be because a move is edging closer to completion. Bolton News offered a little more detail yesterday, suggesting a deal would be worth more than £2m upfront with significant bonuses based on club and international appearances. Arsenal are going to have to pull off something pretty big this transfer window to keep optimism levels high among a group of fans who pay high ticket prices.Signings and proposed transfers at Manchester United, Chelsea, and Man City, look like leaving the Gunners behind at the moment, with Granit Xhaka’s capture their only marquee move.Thankfully, there are plenty of rumblings about transfer business so it seems something will be in the offing soon… won’t it?Click the right arrow above to see the latest Arsenal rumours and news. Wojciech Szczesny – Reports on Sky Italia are suggesting the Poland international could return to Roma for another season-long loan. They believe a new move will be sealed in the next few days so he can join up with the club for their pre-season training. 6