Tennis Jamaica has called an extraordinary general meeting for Thursday, March, 3 at 5:30 p.m. to review resolutions regarding the election of officers and directors and approve its elections set to take place on Tuesday, April 12.In a release yesterday, Tennis Jamaica said both meetings will be held at the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), 6 Cunningham Avenue, Kingston 6, and will be administered by the JOA to ensure the integrity of the process and in the interest of accountability and transparency.According to Tennis Jamaica “a code of honour that has been respected by successive generations of leaders … (and) which has served the association well up to now needs to be strengthened in light of weaknesses that were exploited by some unscrupulous members that led to the aborting of the last elections held on November 19, 2015.”It said at that election there were 77 eligible voters qualified to vote for either of the two candidates for president, John Bailey, the incumbent, and John Azar, the challenger. At the end of the election process, Bailey polled 43 votes and Azar, 40, six more than the total number of persons eligible to vote.Tennis Jamaica said a review of the process has shown that unidentified individuals were able to take advantage of the less-than-rigorous electoral process that has relied on the integrity of its members, in order to ‘multiple-vote’.It is impossible to identify the offending members or the ‘bad ballots’, the release added.
With the Swiss great serving for the match, Pella forced two break points for some late drama. But Federer answered with four points in a row to set up a meeting with Nick Kyrgios.“I didn’t give Guido many chances to get into my service games, except maybe the last couple,” Federer said after only his second match since March 24. “I was happy that I also got more rhythm today.”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 fourth-seeded Kyrgios defeated Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.Federer can reclaim the No. 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal with a win on Saturday. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “In the match that you play for world No. 1, it’s clearly going to be in the back of your head,” he said.Defending champion Lucas Pouille will face Milos Raonic in the other semifinal.Pouille defeated Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, and Raonic upset the third-seeded Tomas Berdych 7-6 (2), 7-6 (1).ADVERTISEMENT Young, Sexton headline list of point guards in NBA draft Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Roger Federer plays against Guido Pella in their quarterfinal tennis match during the ATP Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Friday June 15, 2018. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)STUTTGART, Germany — Roger Federer defeated Guido Pella 6-4, 6-4 on Friday to advance to the Stuttgart Open semifinals.Federer was too good for his opponent even though the 75th-ranked Argentine produced one of his best matches on grass.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View comments
Winning a game the blowout way on your birthday is a blessing, but Phoenix Petroleum coach Louie Alas is particularly happy about something else.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title San Beda’s Catindig leads PH’s 7-gold haul Henry Walker, who finished with 27 points, tried to rally the Elite in the second half but the Hotshots had an answer at every turn before entering the fourth quarter sitting on a 98-73 cushion.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ “Best thing about this is that I was able to rest my major players,” Alas said after a 123-97 destruction of NLEX Wednesday night that also got the Fuel Masters back on the winning track in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Cuneta Astrodome, where Phoenix also shored up its bid for a top four berth in the playoffs.“With this, we won’t have an excuse about being fatigued come Friday,” he added, referring to a critical clash against powerhouse San Miguel Beer where the Fuel Masters, with a win, could more or less sew up a twice-to-beat advantage in the first round of the playoffs—which would be a first for the franchise.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 ChrissIt was all over right in the first half after Phoenix dropped 71 points on the suddenly listless Road Warriors. Phoenix went on cruise control in the final two quarters, allowing Alas to begin thinking about the Beermen.“We think we need at least two [wins] in our last three games, but if we can upset San Miguel, that would be a big plus [for our twice-to-beat bid],” said Alas, who spent the eve of his 55th birthday reminding his players to brace for a close game against the Road Warriors. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “I definitely did not expect this,” he said of the win where Phoenix led by 41 at one point. “It was a good bounce-back game for us. I just asked my players to make sure that we didn’t lose two in a row and now we’re back.”It was the sixth win in eight games for Alas and his charges, who sat on a 38-point bubble at halftime.Later in the evening, Magnolia brought down a big-dreaming Blackwater, 133-99, to also bolster its chances for a top-four finish in the elimination round.The Elite, riding on a franchise-best showing so far, came in hoping to add to their win total but were blown off the court in the first quarter and could not recover.Romeo Travis fired 22 points for Magnolia, which drew 19 from Lee.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Residents in Golden Fleece, Essequibo Coast, were on Monday evening bracing themselves for floodwaters after the koker door cracked as a result of pressure from the tide. Up to late Monday evening, staff from the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority were working to seal the breach.
…will settle for severance if no improvementCane harvesters who previously worked with the defunct Rose Hall Estate and are now attached to the Blairmont Estate have downed tools for the past two days.They are demanding a pre-arranged pay rate for the short cane they are being ordered to cut. The workers have since accused management of discriminating against them, and have threatened to request severance payment if working conditions are not improved.Upon closure of the Rose Hall Estate 15 months ago, 120 of the workers were retained and sent to the Blairmont Estate. To date, only 76 of them remain on the job. The workers from 6P Gang say they are being treated unfairly.On Wednesday, they claimed that the cane they are asked to harvest is thin and short, and as such, they cannot get the weight they should get. In light of this, they are demanding compensation with respect to obstacles in the field.They are requesting that the compensation bring them to the equivalent of 2.5 tonnes per worker, since the cane they are required to harvest cannot give them that.Union reps and workersOne of the workers, Kurt Kaiyub, told Guyana Times that they were given a larger portion of work to complete on Monday, but they have since refused to do it.“The amount of cane we have to cut, we will not make the tonnage per man as we cater we should make. The previous week we worked six days, and none of the workers make fifteen tonnes,” he explained.Management has not given in to the workers’ request and has suggested alternative work. However, the workers are arguing that the alternative work is unreasonable, and they cannot complete the required task, hence they will earn less.A group of workers refusing to workThe workers have taken their concerns to the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the Regional Representative, Harvey Tambron.In an invited comment, Tambron told this publication that the issue is not new. “The workers are demanding that there be adequate transportation from where they are being picked up to the work site and back home. This should be efficient, efficient in the sense that it must not be any less favourable than when they were working at Rose Hall.”Meanwhile, workers walked out of a meeting between them and the management of Blairmont after management refused to provide transportation for those workers who have to cross the Berbice River Bridge. In fact, according to the workers, when they boarded the lorry which took them to work, they were taken to Blairmont, and made to wait for several hours.“There is no proper treatment there for us. All we are receiving every morning is pressure, but we bear it up to work for our family. It now get overbearing. Yesterday [Wednesday] we had an issue in there… we deserve more payment for the cane because it is short; it is about four feet tall,” one worker explained while noting that the issue was communicated to the Foreman.They were then told that the Estate has a policy of not paying extra for obstacles in the fields. The workers then asked for transportation to take them home, but were put on a lorry which did not move until after several hours.“Are they trying to frustrate us to leave the work? If that is it, please, I want my severance”, one worker stated. Other workers also called for severance pay.A meeting is expected to be held with the workers today at the Union’s New Amsterdam office.
Fort Nelson residents have until May 31st to fill out the survey. Streeper says Council will make a decision in June, and if passed, come into effect this fall. Residents in Fort Nelson have the option to change the way their clocks tick.A Daylight Savings Time Survey is currently underway, which sees residents asked wither or not they would like to stop changing their clocks in the spring or fall.Mayor Bill Streeper says the system is used by communities in Northeastern BC. [asset|aid=1406|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=cbe271a4c78be0e70af260f9a5cd114f-Streeper 1_2_Pub.mp3]- Advertisement -But the issue isn’t simply a peer-pressure problem. Streeper says industry and businesses are largely affected by the change.He says the oil and gas industry suffers because the trading day is much shorter. Streeper says when you take into account the beginning, lunch, and end of a work day with a seperate time zone, Fort Nelson looses a good chunk of a work day. [asset|aid=1407|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=cbe271a4c78be0e70af260f9a5cd114f-Streeper 2_1_Pub.mp3]Part of Peace Region and the East Kootenays are in the Mountain Time Zone and not the Pacific zone, like the rest of the province.Advertisement But, when much of the country pushes clocks ahead in the spring, some of these areas, including the Peace communities of Fort St. John, Charlie Lake, Taylor, Hudson’s Hope, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge and Dawson Creek, leave their clocks where they are.This effectively puts these communities on Pacific Time in the summer. Fort St. John changed its Time Zone to Mountain Standard Time, in 1974.A referendum had four options on it, including the Mountain Standard Time and Mountain Standard with Daylight Savings Time.Most residents wanted the second option, but accidently voted for Mountain Standard Time without Daylight Savings Time.Advertisement
Blind schoolgirl Keri Kelly will fly to China in the early hours of tomorrow morning hoping the miracle procedure to have her sight restored will be a success.Little Keri, 9, from Buncrana, will fly to China for the procedure at the Beike Clinic in Qingdao with mum Tracey.Keri, who has been blind since birth, was born with optic nerve hypoplasia which means her optic nerves have never grown. However her family is hoping a ground-breaking stemcell treatment with help her see again.The procedure, which will involve seven IV treatments and a lumber puncture, will take a couple of weeks and the family will not return to Ireland until November 1st.Keri’s mum Kelly told DONEGALDAILY.COM she is excited but also very nervous about building up her daughter’s dreams so much in case the operation is not a success.“We have nothing to lose but I would hate for Keri to go through all this and not for her sight to improve. “She is very excited but I have to say that I am very nervous about it all,” said Tracey.Tracey has spoken to a number of people from around the world including America and England who have had successful stem-cell procedures to have their sight restored.“I only spoke to one person who had no benefit from the treatment and that gives me hope. Any improvement in her sight would mean so much to us,” she said.Little Keri, a pupil at Scoil Iosagain in Buncrana, told her mum that the first things she wants to see is her face and a rainbow!Keri’s younger sister Zoe, 5, will stay with her granny Celine Duffy for the month when her mum and sister are in China. “She’s delighted and can’t wait to go on her ‘holidays’ to her gran’s which gives me peace of mind when I’m over there,” she said.Tracey said she will be forever in debt to the people of Buncrana and Co Donegal who held charity football matches, sponsored walks and concerts to raise the €30,000 needed for the treatment.“Their kindness has given Keri a chance for a new life and we will be forever in their debt no matter what happens. I can only thank them from the bottom of my heart,” she said.Ends KERI FLIES TO CHINA HOPING FOR MIRACLE CURE TO HELP HER SEE AGAIN was last modified: October 4th, 2011 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:Keri Kellystem cell treatmentTracey Kelly
The office vacancy rate increased 11.8 percent, to 9.5 percent and the lease rate increased 8.1 percent, to $1.87 a square foot. David Harding, senior vice president in the company’s Universal City office, said this is probably the strongest industrial market the Valley’s seen. “I’ve been working in the market for 16 years and I think it’s the lowest vacancy rate I’ve seen,” he said. Not much new industrial space is going up and when it does the projects are usually small condominium units for sale, he said. “There’s not a lot of land out there.” While the office sector has a higher vacancy rate, it too is a tight market. Overall, new construction activity fell to 1 million square feet in the first quarter from 1.5 million a year ago. Most of that is coming from the Valley, Tri-Cities, West Los Angeles and Ventura County markets. That’s about as low as this rate has been for the Valley, said David Solomon, a CBRE first vice president in the Universal City office. “One of the things that we’re seeing is that there is very little new supply coming on line,” he said. Jack Kyser, chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., said this has been a stealth sector. “Everybody has focused on what’s going on in the housing market and they haven’t watched what is a spectacularly strong nonresidential real estate market.” Now vacancy rates are so low in both sectors that we may have reached a “tipping point” that will prompt some new construction, Kyser said. email@example.com (818) 713-3743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe commercial vacancy rate fell 18.5 percent, to 10.1 percent from 12.4 percent. Lease rates increased 4.1 percent, to $2.26 a square foot. In the San Fernando Valley, the industrial vacancy rate fell 17.4 percent, to 1.9 percent. The average lease rate increased 9.1 percent, to 72 cents per square foot. The office vacancy rate fell 17.6 percent, to 7.5 percent and the lease rate increased 4.9 percent, to $2.14 per square foot. In the Tri-Cities market (Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena) the office vacancy rate fell 25.3 percent, to 6.5 percent and the lease rate increased 10.2 percent, to $2.49. Ventura County was one of two markets that saw a slight increase in industrial space. The vacancy rate there increased to 5.9 percent, from 5.3 percent. The average lease rate increased a penny, to 66 cents a square foot. Office and industrial vacancy rates across Los Angeles County continued tightening in the first quarter and landlords responded by pushing up lease rates, a real estate company reported Monday. The availability of industrial space remains acute, with the vacancy rate at or below record lows in most county markets, said a report from CB Richard Ellis. At the end of the first quarter: The industrial vacancy rate for the county plunged 30.4 percent, to 1.6 percent from 2.3 percent a year ago. Lease rates increased 16.7 percent, to 63 cents per square foot from 54 cents.