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Report Reply 1 reply · active 395 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Billy · 395 weeks ago Actually yes MJE. I can’t imagine more than about 2 people care to see this. Of those 2, at least one could figure out how to catch it online. Report Reply +5 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 395 weeks ago Actually not MJE. I was wondering myself last night if I would be able to see the interview because I wasn’t sure the Oprah Winfrey Network was on Sumner Cable. OWN (the acronym for the network) isn’t exactly a station I turn to. I figured with the media attention the interview was receiving and the obscurity of the network, others in Wellington would have questions about the interview’s availability here as myself. Sumner Newscow is not just a website for getting the latest local news and to read the comments section. We also aim to serve. Report Reply 0 replies · active 395 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 395 weeks ago Hasn’t he already failed drug screenings? Report Reply 0 replies · active 395 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Jim · 395 weeks ago The interview on tv will mean nothing until he will admit to using PED’s under oath. Then it will be the truth and he will open hisself to multiple lawsuits. Report Reply 0 replies · active 395 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Bob · 395 weeks ago he never failed a drug screen, maybe he will shed some light on how he did it being he was the most tested athelets ever. I still respect him, all the cyclist at the time did it so this in no way gave a unfair advantage Report Reply 0 replies · active 395 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Cheater Cheater · 395 weeks ago Bob you have got to be kidding me…he not only failed a drug test but admited it in 1996 while being treated for cancer. HIPPA prevents doctors from telling that. But witnesses who were there have testified to that. Please read the SI article on him. Armstrong paid doctors to cover up his failures that is why they want him to confess under oath before a board just not Winfrey. This is the most organized PED program of all time. He is a complete fraud built on deception and cheating. The only thing positive is the Cancer Organization he founded but others have ran. He even used that to hide behind. How can you say it did not give him an unfair advantage til you know the whole truth…I agree he still had to bike all the miles and train but what was his recovery rate? I am sure NOT everyone cheats in bike racing. His ego took over his thought process and his selfishness has ruined him. Report Reply 0 replies · active 395 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Thelma · 395 weeks ago Cheater Cheater my husband died of cancer and if I was around you right now id slap your mouth. Lance is a hero who saved millons w his cancer reaserch. bicycling is full of peope who do drugs. Lance was not the only one but he made livestrong and that is huge you have no idea what you are talking about. Lance isa hero. Report Reply 0 replies · active 395 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down cheater cheatee · 395 weeks ago Thelma I am sorry to hear about your husband. Armstrong is a hero in the cancer community I understand that but his body of work and life is built on lies. So if your a terrible person but throw money at a cause that cancels out what you have done wrong? I guess had he come c kean when this first surfaced that would be one thing but he did not do that. The money he has made is built on a body of lies. I am all for fighting cancer but millions raise money the honest way. I can take a slap but lance is no hero. Just a con man in bike shorts. Millions including me bought into it. Sorry I disagre with you. Again prayers for your loss cancer is an evil opponent and I hope someday a cure is found. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Lance Armstrongby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” There has been a lot of public interest and speculation over an Oprah Winfrey interview with Lance Armstrong, a nationally renowned bicyclist who is accused of steroid abuse. But will people in Wellington be able to see the interview?Yes, you can! But you have to at least have a subscription to cable or satellite television.The interview will run on Thursday at 8 p.m. on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) onâ€¦â€¢Sumner Cable TV on Channel 253.â€¢Direct TV on Channel 279â€¢Dish Network on Channel 189.Should be an interesting interview.
Wellington Police notes for Wednesday, May 13, 2015:â€¢8:21 a.m. Officers investigated a criminal trespass in the 700 block E. Lincoln, Wellington by a known suspect.â€¢10:42 a.m. Justin A. Beltz, 19, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no driversâ€™ license in possession, no proof of insurance and seatbelt violation.â€¢11:53 a.m. Craig P. Drouhard, 37, Argonia, was arrested and confined on a Winfield Parole Order to arrest and detain for parole violations.â€¢3:44 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1200 block S. US81, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Earlene K. Bohannon, 76, Wellington and Christina A. Stewart, 29, Wellington.
Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Halfway towards ending a 29-year wait to win the Premier League, the next seven days will test Liverpool’s title credentials to the fullest, starting with Arsenal’s visit to Anfield on Saturday.For a long time a new year visit to Manchester City on January 3 had the makings of a title decider, but Liverpool now have margin for error with a six-point lead at the top of the table.Tottenham are Liverpool’s closest challengers with City slipping down to third and seven points adrift after three defeats in their last four league games.That is more than the six points Liverpool have dropped all season so far as Jurgen Klopp’s men remain unbeaten.“What we said as well is that we want to create our own history. We are the first Liverpool team in the Premier League to be unbeaten in 19 matches –- a little history and a nice step,” said Klopp after a 4-0 thrashing of Newcastle on Boxing Day.Much more significant history awaits, particularly if Liverpool are still unbeaten come the end of a frantic festive period.“We have to win our games, we have to be focused, we need to be really in the mood with having tunnel vision,” added Klopp. “That’s really important and then we will see where it leads us.”Arsenal are one of three sides to have held the league leaders in a 1-1 draw in November and contain the attacking potential in the Premier League’s top-scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette to trouble a Liverpool side that has conceded just seven goals this season.“There are two tough games now: Arsenal and Man City. We need to keep this momentum,” said defender Dejan Lovren.“We have big character in the squad. If you want to be at the top, you need to have the winning mentality and the calmness.”– Don’t forget ‘how good we are’ – City will he hoping for Liverpool to finally cede some ground unless the champions will find themselves 10 points off the top when they kick off at a revitalised Southampton under Ralph Hasenhuettl on Sunday.“The less important issue is Liverpool, we have to think about Southampton,” insisted Pep Guardiola after defeat at Leicester.“I don’t forget who we are, how good a team we are, how exceptional these lads I have in the locker room are.“The reality is we have lost three in four games and the last two. If you want to be real contenders you have to win again. If you don’t, it will not be possible.”However, Guardiola did send a warning to Liverpool that is much harder to cope with the tag of title favourites as City did last season and until their recent slump this campaign.“From January, February last season people said, ‘The Premier League is over’. To live with that is not easy,” added the Catalan.Tottenham have largely managed to escape the focus of attention as title contenders, but can no longer be ignored after smashing 11 goals in their last two games to thrash Everton 6-2 and Bournemouth 5-0.“The season is fantastic where from the beginning, no one believed much in us,” said Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, whose side host Wolves on Saturday.“We need to prepare not only physically but also our minds to be strong because it’s going to be tough to compete in the second half of the season.”Manchester United have a great chance to continue their revival under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when a Bournemouth side that have lost eight of their last 10 games visit Old Trafford.Fresh from scoring eight goals in victories over Cardiff and Huddersfield, United’s attacking options could be further boosted by the returns of Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial from injury and illness.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ However, his strained thigh is putting his bid to be the PBA’s iron man in peril and is hoping for nothing but the best when he gets another check up this week.Ross said that he’s no longer feeling any pain in his hamstring but against his will, he is following his doctor’s orders to stay away from any drills.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 crown“I shot a little bit but nothing crazy. I haven’t ran, I couldn’t sprint. I asked if I could do some bikes or swim, but they said no,” he said. “I’m just itching to get some sweat in. My trainer wanted me to get 21 days rest after our last game and we’re gonna go from there. Hopefully, next week I’ll do some strengthening and some recovery and hope that I’ll be ready.”It also doesn’t help that Ross, last year’s BPC in the Commissioner’s Cup, wants the reigning champion to test the mettle of the Bolts, who are always a force to be reckoned with in import-laden conferences. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES Standhardinger: ‘I’m not a rookie’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “Meralco is a tough team. Usually when they have an import, that covers their weaknesses. So they’re a tough team and we know that game is a tough game and I’ll try to get ready for that,” he said.However, if Ross won’t be at 100 percent at that game, he promised San Miguel that he won’t force the issue as he keeps his eyes locked in on the big picture.“If my body is not ready for the night, I got to be ready for the second game or the third game,” he said.“The main goal is playing at the right time in the playoffs. If that costs me missing a few games at the start of the conference, I got to be smart about it and listen to my body, listen to my trainers. Luckily now, we got a little more deeper with Christian (Standhardinger) and Troy (Gillenwater) coming in. We got a lot of help.”ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIf Chris Ross will have his way, he’ll be up and about when San Miguel opens its title retention bid in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on May 9 against Meralco.“That’s the goal. I don’t like missing games,” he said. “I think I missed one game two years ago and I was stressed. I’m really trying to keep my streak of playing alive.”ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments
As a farmer in Berbice continues to calculate his losses over the death of over 800 chickens, a team from theSome of the dead birds in the penAgriculture Ministry has employed measures to investigate the matter.Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Agriculture Ministry, George Jervis on Wednesday told Guyana Times that personnel from the Ministry will soon visit the farm and assess the situation.“What we will do is visit the farm, go and take blood samples and see what we can do about it,” the PS noted.Jervis further explained that officials of the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) are already investigating the report.“The Guyana Livestock Development Authority is on board; it is being looked at,” he told this publication.On Wednesday, this newspaper was told that the farmer again lost more birds and now remains with a mere 70 chickens.Even as the poultry farmer seeks to determine the cause of the mystery illness that continues to kill his birds, the Permanent Secretary from the Agriculture Ministry is denying knowledge the farmer was told of the unavailability of equipment to conduct tests on samples of the dead birds.Jervis told Guyana Times that the allegations are untrue as no official complaint was made to the Ministry. He expressed that he, neither his staff, saw any person lodge any grievances.On Wednesday, the poultry farmer’s plight came to light after this publication reported of a possible poultry illness outbreak in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).The death of the over 800 chickens prompted Regional Chairman David Armogan to request that the Agriculture Ministry investigate the mysterious illness.Previously, reports had surfaced of a similar occurrence where a farmer at Linden in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) claimed that 300 birds had died from a mysterious disease at his Linden farm.The Berbice farmer had explained that his birds started dying on June 19 when he discovered that more than 200 had passed overnight.According to the farmer, the Ministry was supposedly contacted and extension officers were said to have visited the farm and took samples from some of the dead birds.The farmer also stated that his brother went to the Agriculture Ministry to seek assistance for his plight. However, officials were reportedly unavailable. The allegation of the Permanent Secretary saying that the Ministry did not have the equipment to do the requisite testing was strongly denied.
– as local content, GSDS and security discussed at PSC corporate dinnerMinister of State, Joseph Harmon, on Thursday evening said the Private Sector and the Government of Guyana are not adversaries, but rather partners in development, who must work in tandem with each other.He made these remarks in an invited comment at the Private Sector Commission’s (PSC) corporate dinner, hosted at the Rotunda, Banks DIH Limited, Thirst Park, and added that such engagements are aimed at strengthening the relationship between the Government and the Private Sector, since the administration strongly believes that private enterprise is the engine of growth of the economy.Attendees at the Private Sector Commission’s corporate dinner“We believe that we have to set the regulatory and the other frameworks which would allow businesses to flourish, and to provide that good life for the people of Guyana that we are talking about. So this dinner here tonight is basically my meeting with some of the CEOs [Chief Executive Officers] of major companies of the country to discuss the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS), local content in legislation, and matters of that nature.“I know they will also want to discuss how crime impacts their businesses, so it is going to be a very interactive dinner. I am happy to be here to represent the views of the President and the Government, so that the Private Sector understands that this is what we are really about. If you have a well-functioning Government and a well-functioning Private Sector, then it rebounds to the benefit of the Guyanese people, and that is what we want,” he said.Last year, the Government, in collaboration with the Private Sector Commission, hosted a two-day business summit at the Marriott Hotel. The concept, a brainchild of President David Granger, sought to ensure that the interests of all business owners – including farmers, fisher-folk, miners, loggers, traders and workers – could be considered, and that the event would set up the basis for consultation rather than confrontation.An outcome of that summit was the drafting of the ‘Private Sector Commission’s Action Plan for the Sustainable Development of Guyana’. Minister Harmon received a copy of the Plan at the dinner, and noted that the Government is committed to perusing the document in its entirety, and engaging the Commission on it at the earliest possible time.“We will study this document, and certainly you will get the Government’s response to it in a short space of time, so that we can move this country forward. I believe that, for far too long, we have operated in little silos: the Government silo, the Private Sector silo and the Opposition silo; and it is time that we break down these silos in the interest of the people of this country. If – for no other reason, I think – if this document serves that purpose, then I think we would have had time well spent at that Conference,” he said. Meanwhile, Chairman and Managing Director of Banks DIH Limited, Clifford Reis, in a brief comment, said that while there are areas for the Government and the Private Sector to increase cooperation, the Private Sector must, at the same time, recognise that its role is not solely to criticise.“The Private Sector has a serious part to play in not only criticising Government, but it has to work with Government and develop the future of this country… It is about time we start working together. Let people know that we are one nation, one people, and that we have a good future,” he said. PSC Chairman Eddie Boyer, in an invited comment, said that the Commission appreciates the engagement with the Minister of State as it is his third engagement with members of the Private Sector in just over one week. Last week, Minister Harmon addressed the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) Annual General Meetings.“We have great hopes because the Minister of State has always given us a great sense of how the Government and the Private Sector ought to work together so we would be engaging him on some of the issues regarding the wider Private Sector and issues where we can play a part and the public-private partnership along with the fact that we have done a series of events together. At the end of it, we want to create employment, we want to see the Guyanese people benefit from jobs and benefit from the industries such as the oil and gas, which is coming on stream,” he said.
A 22-year old woman of Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara (EBD), took her own life on Monday morning after reportedly being the victim of domestic abuse at the hands of her partner.Dead is Tinesha (only name given), whose lifeless body was discovered hanging from the ceiling with her one-year-old child standing nearby.A neighbour, who lives on the upper flat of the two-storey building, related that hours prior to the incident, a heated argument had ensued between the woman and her partner.This resulted in several attempts by the Landlord to resolve the quarrels, the neighbour stated.“I know Sunday morning they were rowing bad before I go to church. The Chinese lady in front come and talk to them and then I heard that she come again because they had a bigger argument,” the neighbour said.However, she recalled that upon returning home in the evening, the woman and her partner, known only as “Kumar,” were at home.“Me ain’t really hear anything when I come home Sunday night. My daughter work and then she come home like around 12:30h. I didn’t hear anything, but you would usually see that light on and know that they’re there. Just after that though, we heard crying like about one o’clock Monday morning.”She noted that subsequently, cries were heard emanating from the house. However, according the neighbour on Monday, Kumar, shouted out for neighbours, claiming that he heard the child crying and when he went to check on the child, he saw his reputed wife handing from the ceiling. The neighbour said the couple moved into the house only six weeks ago. According to the neighbour, Kumar then called Tinesha’s family, who did not believe that she was dead.“He called her parents and they didn’t believe him, so he take a picture of her and send it to them and then they come with the Police.”Guyana Times was told by a neighbour that Kumar was an employee of a nearby welding shop and was very abusive to his partner.Another neighbour said that the woman faced daily abuse and they have since related this to the Police. A post-mortem examination is scheduled to be conducted today. Kumar is currently in Police custody.
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The Arsenal executives, who are responsible for choosing the new manager, are also understood to be holding talks on Thursday.They are expected to include chief executive Ivan Gazidis, head of football relations Raul Sanllehi and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat.Gazidis wants the successful candidate to fulfil a head coach role to fit into the club’s new management structure.Arteta is assistant coach at Manchester City and Pep Guardiola said he will not stand in the 36-year-old’s way if he is offered the Arsenal job.It is understood the Spaniard will be allowed to bring in his own backroom staff.Arsenal want to make an appointment before the World Cup begins next month.–By Sky Sports–0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mikel Arteta could succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal managerLONDON, United Kingdom, May 17 – Arsenal will hold talks with Mikel Arteta on Thursday about becoming their new manager, according to Sky sources.Former Gunners midfielder Arteta is the leading candidate to succeed Arsene Wenger and if appointed, he would be handed a transfer budget in the region of Sh6.7 bn (£50m) this summer.