Submitted by The Port Of OlympiaPort of Olympia’s Swantown Marina & Boatworks and Shin-Nishinomiya Yacht Harbor signed a unique “sister marina” agreement on August 18th at Swantown Marina in Olympia.The sister marina friendship marks the 50th anniversary of the “sister state” relationship between Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, and Washington State.Lt. Governor Brad Owen and Port Commissioner Bill McGregor welcomed participants, including Hyogo’s Governor Toshizo Ido and legislators, and Toshikazu Hayashi, president of Shin-Nishinomiya Yacht Harbor.Said Owen, “We have plenty of sister city agreements and sister port agreements, but this sister marina agreement is the first of its kind in Washington state, and perhaps in the nation.”“We are agreeing to exchange information on the development of our marina services and operations, and share knowledge and activities on environmental stewardship,” said McGregor. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0
In fact, several of these information that give the City as Leo Messi’s favorite destination if it finally leaves Barcelona have been included in the official website of the English club and downloaded the ‘rumor’ treatment (gossip) within the press magazine that they offer every morning to their fans in which they gather and summarize the information they consider most relevant to their social mass. To get the signing, the first stone on the way to circumvent will be a possible unfavorable ruling on an alleged breach of the UEFA Financial Fair Play. The sanction, which they hope to meet in mid-February, could prevent them from registering players which would stop the arrival of the Argentine to Manchester. Again at the command of GuardiolaThe information that sees Leo Messi in Manchester City as the most likely destination if he leaves Barcelona does not stop happening in England. The blue club appears as a favorite for several reasons. The City has sufficient economic capacity to maintain the salary of the Argentine star that, according to Gazzetta, I would ask for an annual contract between 50 and 85 million euros a year.In addition, Leo Messi would return to play under the command of Pep Guardiola, a coach who raised him to the superlative level he has been offering for more than a decade and with which he conquered two Champions Leagues. Manchester City is working to fulfill one of his big dreams since the new owners landed in the city of northern England: dressing Leo Messi from the skyblue. The Argentine is pending its renewal with FC Barcelona (ends contract in 2021) and recent events have resulted in information that ensures that Messi could use the ‘escape clause’ of his contract to leave Barcelona this summer and try his luck in a new club.According to The Athletic, from Manchester they know that this option has only gone from impossible to very unlikely but that tiny percentage is enough for them to start working on that operation. This medium ensures that the skyblue club has been waiting for its opportunity for a decade and that, in addition, it has always maintained a good relationship with the Barca player’s environment, something that would pave his arrival. Now, says The Athletic, The City believes that it is the last chance to get 10 while it is active and they want to measure their steps cautiously to achieve a goal that they are as clear as complicated.
LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kent Salado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWritten off as a contender couple of weeks ago, Arellano is determined to make the most out of its lifeline in the NCAA Season 93 Final Four race.But a cloud of uncertainty hangs over the availability of Chiefs’ main man Kent Salado as they continue their postseason push on Thursday against the Perpetual Help Altas at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Perpetual lost to fellow also-ran Mapua, 76-81, last week.The Altas are bent on finishing the season on a positive note just like the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals, who clash with the St. Benilde Blazers at 4 p.m.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Salado scored 22 points before limping off the floor due to a knee injury late in the 85-79 win over the San Sebastian Stags last Tuesday when Jose Rizal U clinched the third Final Four berth.Up until Wednesday afternoon, Arellano coach Jerry Codiñera remained unsure on the status of Salado, who averages 18.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.3 steals per game this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Hopefully, he (Salado) can play, but with or without him, we have to be ready,” said Codiñera, whose team still has to beat Mapua on Tuesday and hope that Letran splits its last two games to forge a playoff for the last Final Four spot.The Chiefs will be up against a Perpetual team that is no longer in the running for a Final Four spot, but intends to play the role of spoiler. Azkals forge tie with Yemenis, inch closer toward AFC Asian Cup slot Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?
The leadership of a group of Christians under the banner of the Association of Evangelicals of Liberia (AEL) says the Ebola scourge should not be an excuse to stop proceeding with the mid-term senatorial elections.The Faith-based group says it strongly supports President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, members of the National Legislature, and authorities at the National Elections Commission (NEC) in holding the Senatorial Elections before January 2015.AEL’s statement of support, presented at a press conference in Monrovia on Monday, comes as Liberians are eagerly awaiting the Supreme Court’s ruling on a writ of prohibition filed against holding the senatorial elections.“NEC should do all it can to hold the senatorial election before January 2015 to avoid having Senators at the National Legislature who will have no constitutional grounds for being there,” president of the Board of AEL, Nuwoe-James Kiamu asserted.Kiamu further argued that those who filed the petition before the Supreme Court claiming to be the people’s representatives are not, adding that they are doing so with the intention of undermining the country’s democracy.“While it is the critics’ constitutional right to petition the Supreme Court to halt electoral activities and even suspend the 2014 Senatorial Election, we must make it very clear that these people are not all the people in whom “all power is inherent;” nor are they acting as the people’s legitimate representatives in this matter,” Kiamu emphasized.The power and authority the people have to institute their government for their happiness and safety cannot be done arbitrarily, but procedurally, he said, adding that “the people act through their government – that is those select few they elect or appoint to do their business on their behalf and not through the masses.”According to him, any action by any group of people to stall the pending election will put “the integrity of the Liberian people, their Constitution and government in question.”The AEL President further stated that the time for the senatorial election was when the Ebola Virus was on the increase, thus creating cause for postponing the election.“Unfortunately, 2014 is the year for Senatorial Election, and the second Tuesday fell right when the Ebola scourge was threatening the country’s healthcare delivery system in which elections would not have made good sense. In this instance, it became necessary for the people’s representatives and executive to act immediately and properly,” Kiamu added.He said, if it turns out that the election does not proceed as planned, the AEL holds that the sitting Senators would have the constitutional basis to retain their seats in the Senate.“The point is this. If the senatorial elections failed to hold before January 2015 then, by that action, we the people of Liberia, would automatically be mandating the sitting Senators to continue to conduct the people’s business until at such time when we cause them to leave their offices by regular elections,” Kiamu continued.He then called on churches and institutions to stand ready to participate in the pending senatorial election, adding that they should not allow anyone to take them on a propaganda ride to thwart their votes.“AEL believes that we should do all we can to nurture Liberia’s democracy and not rupture it. We pray that with God above, we will prevail over this situation, Kiamu added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Scores of persons turned up at the Everest Cricket Club on Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown on Sunday morning to observe the second annual International Day of Yoga.Participants practise a yoga poseThe event was held by the Indian High Commission in collaboration with the Brahma Kumaris, the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha, Guyana Islamic Forum, Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, Inter-Religious Organisation, and Viraat Sabhaa.Delivering the key address, High Commissioner of India to Guyana V Mahalingam related that while the art of yoga originated in India, it has developed and transcended the Hindu religion, and is practiced by people of all walks of life today. He related that yoga literally means unity, and it is not just an exercise but a philosophy that seeks to unite the mind, body and spirit.There were also demonstrations on various yoga techniques by instructor Shri Raj Kumar Sharma which highlighted the positive effects that yoga has on improving body functions and rejuvenation.International Day of Yoga was also observed at the Leonora Secondary School, West Coast Demerara, by the Hindus for Selfless Service (HSS) on Sunday afternoon.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech to the United Nations Assembly on September 27, 2014, proposed to have a day in honour of Yoga.Recognising the universal appeal of this form of meditation and exercise, on December 11, 2014, the United Nations decreed June 21 as International Yoga Day. In less than three months, Modi’s resolution became a reality. This day was proclaimed International World Yoga Day and is sanctioned in excess of 177 countries including the United States of America, Canada, and China.With the aim of raising awareness of the many benefits of practising yoga, International Yoga Day is now observed worldwide with activities such as Yoga asanas, meditation, meetings, discussions, and cultural performances.Evidence of Yoga in the form of stone sculptures, uncovered in architecture dating back to 3000 BC, indicates that Yoga may be as old as civilisation. This activity is known as an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice. The word “yoga” derives from Sanskrit and means “to join” or “to unite”, symbolising the union of body and consciousness.It has been reported that yoga can be done by anyone regardless of age and gender since it holds numerous health benefits such as all-round fitness, stress relief, weight loss, increased energy and much more.Based on scientific reports, yoga is said to stabilise the mind and relieve chronic illnesses while contributing to proper blood circulation and inner peace. It involves the integration of several practices including breath control, simple meditation and the adoption of specific bodily postures. There are also different types of yoga which involve physical, mental and spiritual concentration.Today, yoga is practised in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity.
Expulsion of Cove and John SwamiSwami Shivashankarananda and several lay members of the Guyana Bharatiya Sevashram Sangha on SaturdaySwami Shivashankaranandajimet with Guyana Times to speak on the recent controversy where the executive members of the Ashram accused the Swami of being abusive and inexperienced in his appointed position. However, they did not address the expulsion of the Swami from the monastic order by three senior swamis of the Bharatiya Sevashram Sangha – from India/Los Angeles, New York, and Canada.At the gathering with Shivashankarananda, and the executives of the Sangha, it was expressed that for unfavourable allegations to befall the Swami, it can prove to be detrimental to the image of the Ashram. They highlighted that their intention was not to defend the swami, since they do not have the authority to pronounce on monastic matters, but they aim to protect the Ashram from being painted unkindly.According to the members, the head office for all ashrams is the Bharratiya Sevashram Sangha in India. They explained that the Guyana Sevashram Sangha was established by the Statute Ordinance No 21 of 1956 at the instance of the founder of the ashram, Swami Purnananda and it was under this statute that the Ashram incorporated a Board of Trustees.These original trustees, Guyana Times had been informed, were all deceased and did not, in accordance to the bylaws, appoint successor trustees, as such the original trusteeship lapsed.The members asserted that the ashram is governed by a board of trustees as in accordance with the Legal Document of the Registered Trust Deed 90/2016 in keeping with Ordinance 21 of 56.However, as is evident by the date above, this trust deed was only registered this year. The senior swamis who expelled Shivashankarananda by authority of the Bharitita Sevashram Sangha in India, registered the Guyana Ashram under the friendly societies act which complied with all legal requirements. The individuals who registered trust deed 90/2016 have no authority from the parent body in India.It was claimed by the members that Swami Vidyananda, before his demise, appointed Swami Shivashankarananda his position as President and Spiritual Leader by virtue of the Trust Deed, after the Executive Members Swami Bhajanananda of Canada and Swami Shiveshwarananda of the United States of America failed to respond to the plea by Swami Vidyananda and countless devotees of the ashram to return and serve in Guyana.“Swami Vidyananda said he made an offer to both of them, and they refused. Because the two of them are senior to Swami Shivashankarananda, it was only fair that he offer them the position first. They refused. But when Swami Shivashankarananda was asked, he gave up everything he was doing in America and came to serve. He gave up the opportunity of a green card and citizenship, of which the Swami in America, he did not. He was here, waiting for the green card and even after he got the green card, he failed to come back to Guyana.”According to the members, the intention of the two senior Swamis was to take over the Ashram since they, along with other persons, some of whom they claim are strangers, have registered with the ashram through the Friendly Society’s Act, without their knowledge and approval.They relayed that all allegations of the Swami being inexperienced, and “running down the Ashram” is untrue highlighting that since Swami Shivashankarananda have been appointed his position, the Hindu College was reopened and has become even more recognised and the Ashram has developed to such a stage that in 2015, during Shivratree, it saw an attendance of close to 20,000 devotees for the first time since it has been in existence.“During Swami Shivashankarananda’s tenure, we have seen the Hindu College was reopened and in a few short years, the Hindu College has been able to make its name heard around the country in terms of performance, not only the academic success but of course the discipline and everything else. With the many successful outreach programmes, some are covered in the media, some are not. Many charitable undertakings, exchange visits to organisations, building relationships and generally reaching out to the masses particularly to people who are in need. He negotiated a steady supply of food items and whatever else in the Ashram, from donors and whatever. He single-handedly managed the preparation, he guided the devotees of the ashram, for Maha Shivratree,” said one of the trustees.This publication was told that in regards to accusations that the Swami has been abusive to children within the Hindu College, this was untrue since nothing pertaining to this has ever surfaced. This was not claimed by the senior monks.The members highlighted that much is left to be answered pertaining to the knowledge of the happenings around the Ashram since the persons that have been making the accusations against Swami Shivashankarananda are not members of the Ashram. One of which, they voiced, has a year of serving in the capacity and was subsequently relieved of his duties, being replaced by Swami Shivashankarananda and so his presence at the Ashram has been non-existent except on rare occasions.They also noted that Swami Shivashankarananda’s letter which he received on 6 June, 2016 at 16:15h requesting that he travel to Los Angeles for training was dated 27 May, 2016. Upon receipt of the letter, Swami requested 24 hours to make his decision. However at 08:05h he received an email informing him of his expulsion from the post he held.The trustees indicated scepticism about the authenticity of the expulsion letter which was sent by the Head Office, since it is considered strange that the Bharratiya Sevashram Sangha would issue an expulsion without giving Swami a chance to defend himself.The senior swamis had indicated that their offer to Shivashankarananda to spend some time in Los Angeles or in India for counselling was still open.
CONCACAF Nations League…Antigua and Barbuda took a hard-fought one-goal lead against Guyana after the first leg of their CONCACAF Nations League Group C match on Friday evening at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.Emery WelshmanThe Benna Boys completed a 2-1 win against the Golden Jaguars with the home crowd coming in as a strong 12th man.Guyana must now try to bounce back in the return match on Monday at the Leonora Track and Field Centre to keep their hopes of advancing out of the group stage alive.On Friday, Guyana began the match dominating ball possession, but Antigua were on target with their opening shots, which sent them ahead.Antigua drew first blood in the 15th minute when Quinton Griffith was able to push one past the custodian, Akel Clarke.Two minutes later, Junior Benjamin was set up with a lovely assist, which needed elementary work to pick up Antigua’s second goal.In the first half, the hosts served up eight shots while the guest had seven, with only two on target for either side. Those spilled into four corner kicks for each side in the first 45 minutes.Following the 15-minute break, Emery Welshman pulled one back for Guyana when he scored in the 50th minute. Guyana’s strategy seemed to change with an increase in tempo on the shot attempts. They took five shots in the opening five minutes of the second half, one of which proved successful.Like the Guyana Head Coach Márcio Máximo stated prior to the match, the Antiguans can be physical. At the 70-minute mark, Antigua had already picked up 11 fouls compared to Guyana’s 7; the match ended with the winning side having 14 while Guyana had 10.Antigua deployed a pair of fresh legs in the 66th minute to boost their defensive efforts while Kelsey Benjamin replaced Clive Nobrega in Guyana’s striking department during the 67th minute.The shots continued to be offered from the Guyanese, but the home side looked quite content to park the bus for the entire second half, since not a single shot was taken at the guests’ uprights.With less than 15 minutes left to rumble, Antigua made a change to their midfield and attacking departments while Sheldon Holder was the other forward subbed into Guyana’s XI to replace Trayon Bobb.However, neither team were able to toggle the score any further which meant Antigua recorded their second win of the League.This win pushes Antigua to six points and into second place behind the leading team, Jamaica, which also have six points, but boast a superior goal difference. Guyana are third with three points, ahead of only Aruba, who are yet to secure a point. (Kizan Brumell)
Tony Cottee has backed Liverpool’s shock move for Samuel Eto’o.The Cameroon international is available on a free transfer having left Chelsea at the end of last season, and has been linked with deals at West Ham United and Sunderland.But Anfield manager Brendan Rodgers is apparently now considering a surprise swoop for the former Barcelona star as he looks to reshape his front-line following the summer departure of Luis Suarez to the Nou Camp.He was close to a deal for Loic Remy before there was a problem with the QPR striker’s medical, and he has now reportedly turned his attention to Eto’o as a short-term option.And Cottee believes the 33-year-old’s potential arrival at Anfield would be good news for the Merseyside giants.“He’s an experienced player and the one thing Liverpool need is options,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “They didn’t have the distraction of the Champions League last season, but this year they’ve got it and they need a big squad.“I’ve been impressed with Brendan [Rodgers]. He was fantastic last year and he’s gradually building it up. You need a lot more players to play European football so I think he [Eto’o] would be a good signing.“He wouldn’t play every game but he’d be a good addition to the squad.”
0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar (R) shakes hands with the team’s head coach Unai Emery during a training session at the Camp des Loges in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, in August 2017 © AFP/File / ALAIN JOCARDPARIS, France, Jan 26 – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery has called on fans to show Neymar more “affection”, despite the Brazilian’s excellent form since joining the Ligue 1 leaders.The world’s most expensive player has struggled with injury since the winter break and was booed for taking a penalty on his only league appearance of 2018 so far against Dijon, which denied Edinson Cavani a chance to break the PSG goalscoring record. But Neymar scored four times in an 8-0 rout that day and has been a key figure for the capital club this season with 24 goals, and Emery wants the PSG fans to get behind their star player.“We need to give Neymar affection, he’s a player we need to make the most of,” the Spaniard said after Wednesday’s 4-2 French Cup win over Guingamp.“He is here, in Paris, and he’s a great player.”PSG’s ultras backed Neymar during the midweek game, unfurling a banner saying: “To boo players runs contrary to our values.”Caen’s Herve Bazile (L) fights for the ball with Olympique de Marseille’s Florian Thauvin during their French Ligue 1 match, at the Michel d’Ornano stadium in Caen, on January 19, 2018 © AFP/File / CHARLY TRIBALLEAUPSG head into Saturday’s game against Montpellier at the Parc des Princes with an eight-point lead at the Ligue 1 summit over Lyon, after Bruno Genesio’s men became only the second team to beat them in the league this term last weekend.Neymar was absent for the 2-1 loss with an apparent thigh problem and hasn’t played since returning from a rib injury for the thrashing of Dijon, while reports in Spain have claimed Real Madrid are hopeful of signing the 25-year-old.“He’s continuing his recovery with the physio, I hope he’ll be back with the team very soon,” Emery added.Kylian Mbappe is also an injury worry for the match against Montpellier, who have the best defensive record in the French top flight, having been stretchered off last Sunday after a clash with Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.“He’s fine, we’ll see if he can return on Saturday, but I hope he’ll be ready at the latest for Lille (on February 3). It was a hard knock and the risk is getting another blow,” said Emery.– Cavani stalling in record chase –Cavani’s form in front of goal has dipped in recent weeks after a stellar start to the season, with the proximity of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s club scoring record appearing to have an adverse affect on his game.The Uruguayan is level with Ibrahimovic on 156 PSG goals, but he has scored just once in four outings, having managed 25 in 26 matches before that this season.PSG announced the signing of former Real Madrid and Chelsea midfielder Lassana Diarra earlier this week, but Saturday’s game will likely come too early for the France international despite him training for the first time on Thursday.The race for the three Champions League spots could take a crucial turn on Sunday, when third-placed Marseille host reigning champions Monaco, who sit just a place and one point adrift.Second-placed Lyon will be looking to extend their unbeaten league run to eight matches when they visit Bordeaux, after following up the win over PSG with an impressive 3-2 cup victory at Monaco.Player to watch: Florian ThauvinThe former Newcastle United flop has flourished since returning to Marseille permanently last year, already scoring 10 league goals this season. The 24-year-old winger could help Marseille strengthen their grip on a top-three spot on Sunday against Monaco, as he bids to secure his place in France coach Didier Deschamps’ World Cup plans.FixturesFridayDijon v Rennes (10:45pm)SaturdayParis Saint-Germain v Montpellier (7pm), Angers v Amiens, Guingamp v Nantes, Metz v Nice, Saint-Etienne v Caen, Toulouse v Troyes (all 10pm)SundayLille v Strasbourg (5pm), Bordeaux v Lyon (7pm0), Marseille v Monaco (11pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Dietmar Hamann claims Liverpool should target League Cup glory over a top four finish in the Premier League.The priority for many supporters this season would be Champions League qualification but Hamann believes winning silverware in Jurgen Klopp’s debut campaign is more important for the club.Liverpool already have one foot in the League Cup final having beaten Stoke 1-0 at the Britannia Stadium in the first leg of their last four clash.And, speaking on the Colin Murray show, former Anfield hero Hamann said: “Winning the League Cup is more important than finishing in the top four.“I know it is a lot of money and if you want to attract the best players you have got to be in the Champions League, but winning the League Cup will get that monkey off Klopp’s back in the first season.“If they win the League Cup, this could start something big.”