What time is Super Bowl 2020? 49ers vs. Chiefs kickoff time, TV channel for Super Bowl 54

first_imgBy the time the 2020 Super Bowl starts with kickoff at 6:30 p.m. ET on Fox, TV and live stream services will have provided fans the final servings of analysis for 49ers vs. Chiefs in Super Bowl 54 at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium. Which is to say kickoff time for the actual game will be welcome.LIVE: Follow the score, updates & highlights from Super Bowl 54 — Zac Al-Khateeb: It seems the 49ers are clearly the better of the two conference champions entering Super Bowl 54, thanks in large part to the myriad ways they can beat opponents. San Francisco saw stellar play from both its defensive front and secondary, and it got such a good performance from running back Raheem Mostert that Jimmy Garoppolo only needed to throw eight passes in an NFC championship game that was over by halftime. Credit to the Chiefs for overcoming a double-digit deficit for the second consecutive week. But their offense, led by Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, will face a tougher defensive challenge vs. the 49ers than they faced against Houston or Tennessee. Kansas City can’t sell out to stop Mostert, either, or else Garoppolo — unlike Ryan Tannehill — will make them pay through the air. There will be splash plays by both the 49ers and Chiefs, but in the end, you have to go with the more well-rounded team. Prediction: 49ers 38, Chiefs 31.— Tadd Haislop: Largely because of the Patrick Mahomes factor, we understand why Super Bowl 54 is being framed as a clash of spectacular offense in Kansas City and smothering defense in San Francisco. Mahomes also heavily impacts the point spread. Yet this Super Bowl narrative omits an important fact. As great as Kansas City has been all season offensively, San Francisco has been even better. Notably, the 49ers are doing it with a quarterback who completed just six passes in the NFC championship game and threw for only 208 yards in their two playoff games combined. When the 49ers have needed Jimmy Garoppolo to produce, though, he has delivered. The diversity on offense, coupled with dominance on defense, is why San Francisco has an edge over Kansas City. This isn’t a case of “defense wins championships.” It’s a case of defense wins championships — especially when complemented by superior offense and hampered by zero notable weaknesses. Prediction: 49ers 31, Chiefs 27.— Mike DeCourcy: It’s just hard to imagine another professional defense getting trucked in the way Green Bay did throughout the NFC championship game. And it’s nearly as difficult to picture the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes responding as timidly as the Green Bay offense. This pick is not as comfortable to make as the recent College Football Playoff title game, which was like a wide-open layup, but the Chiefs offense appears to have the magic necessary to counter the impressive 49ers D. Prediction: Chiefs 28, 49ers 21. Kickoff arrives Sunday evening after weeks of 49ers vs. Chiefs-related chatter. We all know by now how San Francisco, a one-point underdog against Kansas City in Super Bowl 54, is searching for its record-tying sixth Super Bowl title. The 49ers with a win also would become just the second team in NFL history to win a Super Bowl after finishing the previous season with four or fewer wins, joining the 1999 Rams. Coach Kyle Shanahan and his father Mike would become the first father and son head coaches to win Super Bowls.The Chiefs are looking for their second such title after a 50-year drought since their last Super Bowl appearance. Coach Andy Reid would win his first Super Bowl and earn his 222nd career victory, including postseason. Only five coaches in the history of the league have more. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes would become the second youngest quarterback ever to win a Super Bowl (Ben Roethlisberger, Super Bowl 40).As the hours count down to kickoff time on Super Bowl Sunday, here is all the TV and live stream info you need to watch the Super Bowl in 2020.MORE SUPER BOWL 54:• Picks, predictions for Super Bowl 54• The 25 best Super Bowl commercials of all time, ranked• The strangest moments and stories in Super Bowl historyWhat time does the Super Bowl start 2020?Date: Sunday, Feb. 2Time: 6:30 p.m. ETSuper Bowl 54 between the 49ers and Chiefs kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET, which has become the customary start time for Super Bowls, on Sunday, Feb. 2. But what has become excessive pregame coverage begins long before that.On Super Bowl Sunday, NFL Network will show more than 11 hours of live pregame and postgame coverage, starting at 9 a.m. ET with an 8.5-hour edition of “NFL GameDay Morning.” Featured on the show at various points will be coverage from Rich Eisen, Kurt Warner, Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci, Colleen Wolfe, Steve Smith Sr., Michael Robinson, Joe Thomas, Ian Rapoport, Cynthia Frelund, Mike Garafolo, Tom Pelissero, Stacey Dales, Steve Wyche, James Palmer, Melissa Stark, Andrea Kremer, Kyle Brandt, Rhett Lewis, Brian Billick and Shaun O’Hara.ESPN’s pregame coverage will begin at 10 a.m. ET and end at 2 p.m. ET.As for the TV channel that will broadcast the Super Bowl, Fox’s pregame coverage will begin at 2 p.m. ET. The show, featuring the award-winning group of Curt Menefee, Jimmy Johnson, Howie Long, Michael Strahan, Terry Bradshaw and Jay Glazer, also will include performances by Pitbull, Dan + Shay, DJ Khaled, Demi Lovato and Yolanda Adams.SUPER BOWL 2020:Picks, predictions | Super Bowl commercialsWhat channel is the Super Bowl on today?TV channel (national): FoxTV channel (San Francisco): KTVUTV channel (Kansas City): WDAFSuper Bowl 54 between the 49ers and Chiefs will be broadcast nationally by Fox. The network of course will feature it’s No. 1 broadcast team of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman in the booth and Erin Andrews and Chris Myers on the sidelines. Mike Pereira and Dean Blandino are Fox’s NFL rules analysts.As for radio broadcasts, the 49ers call of Super Bowl 54 can be heard on Sirius channel 82 and XM channel 226, and the Chiefs call can be heard on Sirius channel 83 and XM channel 225. The national, Westwood One radio broadcast will feature Kevin Harlan and Kurt Warner on the call.Beginning with the deal the NFL reached with networks in 2006 and continuing with their latest deal in 2014, CBS, Fox and NBC — the league’s three primary broadcast partners — have rotated Super Bowl broadcast rights over the last 14 years.In 2020, it’s Fox’s turn to broadcast the Super Bowl, marking its last Super Bowl broadcast of the current TV rights deal. This will be the ninth time Fox has shown the Super Bowl. (CBS has the most Super Bowl broadcasts with 20.)The NFL’s current agreement with its network partners is set to expire in 2022 after Super Bowl 56. With ratings up for the 2019 season, the league could become aggressive in negotiations this year and push to get a new deal in place by 2021, which would set the Super Bowl broadcast schedule beyond 2022 and into the near future.MORE SUPER BOWL 2020:Halftime show info | Halftime show propsSuper Bowl live streamCord-cutters shouldn’t have a problem finding a live stream for Super Bowl 54. Sling, Hulu, YouTube TV, fuboTV and AT&T Now all carry Fox. For those who don’t subscribe to any of those TV streaming services, 49ers vs. Chiefs will be free to stream via NFL Digital (NFL app on phone, tablet, connected TV devices or NFL.com) and/or Yahoo Sports (Mobile web and app).Another option: Anybody who has a cable or satellite subscription can access the game via Fox Sports Go.For fans watching in Canada, Super Bowl 54 can be streamed live with DAZN, and new DAZN users can sign up with a 30-day free trial.More Super Bowl 54 news by Sporting News• Full betting odds & prediction for 49ers vs. Chiefs• The 25 best Super Bowl commercials of all time, ranked• Super Bowl Roman numerals, explained: A guide to help decipher the NFL’s weird numbers game• Superb Owl Sunday 2020: The story about owls and Super Bowl 54 you didn’t know you wanted until now• Who is the fastest player in the NFL? Tyreek Hill has serious competition in Super Bowl 54• Jimmy Garoppolo trade, revisited: How QB quickly turned 49ers’ big risk into Super Bowl reward• Patrick Mahomes’ baseball career was filled with potential• Why Joe Montana left the 49ers for the Chiefs• How did 49ers’ Deebo Samuel get his nickname?• What is the Chiefs’ mascot? A history of KC Wolf’s pioneering place in the NFL• Nick Bosa and Donald Trump: Revisiting the 49er’s social media controversy ahead of 2019 NFL Draft• Way-too-early NFL power rankings for 2020Super Bowl 2020 odds, picks, predictionsThe 49ers opened as 1 1/2-point underdogs against the Chiefs in Super Bowl 54. That line has since dropped to -1 for what many expect to be a close, high-scoring game.Most of SN’s experts are leaning with the underdogs in their predictions for Super Bowl 54, but not all of them.Super Bowl odds (via SportsInsider):Point spread: Chiefs -1Over/under total: 54MORE: Full betting preview for Super Bowl 54Super Bowl picks, predictions:— Vinnie Iyer: The 49ers have the firepower to match the Chiefs’ explosive offense, either playing from ahead or behind, running or passing. They also have the better defense on all three levels with fewer positional weaknesses.​ Mahomes and his skill players will find their heavy share of success, but Garoppolo has equal support in a more favorable matchup to help him move the ball all the way through the end of the fourth quarter. The 49ers will finally get that sixth ring to match the Patriots and Steelers. Prediction: 49ers 34, Chiefs 31.— Bill Bender: The Chiefs are 2-3 when they give up 150 yards rushing or more. Despite the fact that their run defense improved in the second half of the season, the 49ers present a different challenge with that rushing attack and defensive line. Kansas City did a good job limiting Tennessee on the ground in the AFC title game, but the 49ers present a more diversified offense. Jimmy Garoppolo will match Patrick Mahomes in the first half, but San Francisco’s secondary will force Kansas City to be more patient than they want to be. Ultimately, it’s the 49ers who will come up with the momentum-changing turnover, perhaps courtesy of Nick Bosa, and they will run out the final four minutes in rather anti-climactic fashion. Don’t be surprised if a defensive player is named Super Bowl MVP. Prediction: 49ers 30, Chiefs 26.— Joe Rivera: The Chiefs managed to bottle up and hold Derrick Henry to just 69 yards in the AFC championship game. While their offense is getting the headlines — rightfully so — what Steve Spagnuolo has been able to mold the Kansas City defense into this season has been something. This game could come down to QB play, and if that’s the case, the nod has to go to Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. The 49ers pass rush is legitimate, but it might also be negated by Mahomes’ ability to make otherworldly throws on the move, outside of the pocket. It’s going to be close, but it just feels like Kansas City’s year, and Andy Reid will finally get the elusive Lombardi Trophy. Prediction: Chiefs 31, 49ers 27.MORE SUPER BOWL:All-time best Super Bowls | Top 10 winners— Matt Lutovsky: It’s not easy to bet against Patrick Mahomes (or Andy Reid with an extra week to prepare), but the 49ers excel in two areas in which the Chiefs struggled most of the season: Running and throwing to tight ends. San Francisco’s pass rush is also the best the Chiefs will face all playoffs, which will at least make Mahomes work for every yard. There’s a clear path to winning for both teams, so any outcome won’t be surprising, but if San Francisco can control the ball and keep Mahomes off the field, it will have a big advantage. We’re betting the 49ers can do that. Prediction: 49ers 27, Chiefs 24.last_img read more

“Barça have no financial capacity to bring Neymar”

first_imgJaume Roures, president of Mediapro, considers that Barcelona has no economic muscle to sign Neymar, as he stated in an interview with AFP: “The club does not have the ability to sign him. Now it is impossible. ““This crisis will affect the price of (television) rights in one way or another,” believes Roures. “So, No more paying hundreds of millions of euros for a player. First, because clubs will no longer have the means to do so, and second, because banks will not lend money to clubs as easily as before. All this will change and I think it is very positive on a social level. I did not agree that 140 or 160 million euros would be paid for having a soccer player. “ Mediapro will offer the French Ligue 1 championship starting next season And Roures says the coronavirus pandemic is not altering their plans. Mediapro hopes to get 3.5 million subscribers, at the rate of 25 euros a month. “At the moment, we don’t see the need to change anything,” he said. “We had planned to start the chain’s opening campaign in July; Now we don’t know if it will be in July or August, but, in principle, we are not going to change anything. “The channel must start broadcasting one month before the start of the 2020-2021 season, but It could be brought forward if Canal + and BeIN, the two stations that have the rights until June, could not assume their commitments. “If the conversations between the League, the clubs, Canal + and BeIN Sports come to nothing, or if there is a collapse, we will be there.”last_img read more

Final venues set for Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Paralympics

first_imgLATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMCcenter_img 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TOKYO — All venues for Tokyo’s Olympics and Paralympics in 2020 have been set with the approval of the sites for football matches.Tokyo organizers say football will be played at seven venues: Tokyo Stadium, Sapporo Dome, Miyagi Stadium, Ibaraki Kashima Stadium, Saitama Stadium, Yokohama Stadium, and the new Olympic stadium in Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENT Organizers announced late Wednesday the final venue locations after getting approval from the International Olympic Committee.Organizers say they will use 43 venues. They are made up of 25 existing facilities, 10 temporary venues, and eight new venues that will be permanent.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 crownJapan will spend about $20 billion to put on the Olympics with about 70 percent coming from the public sector. Jazz stun Rockets, steal Game 2 at Houston Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei seeks Olympic badminton gold despite cancer

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 76ers put end to road struggles with 100-94 win at Indiana LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lee says doctors gave him a clean bill of health after more than two months of intensive treatment in Taiwan. He says he has restarted fitness training and hopes to return to the court next month.At 36, Lee says he “cannot say 100 percent” that he can make a successful comeback but if it goes well, it will be his “last track.”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 Chriss 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Former world No. 1 badminton player Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Chong Wei says in press conference he plan to return to field and eyes on Tokyo Olympics if he bodies condition are permitted. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Former No. 1-ranked Lee Chong Wei says his nose cancer has gone into remission after intensive treatment and he still aims to chase his dream of winning an Olympic gold in badminton.In his first public appearance since his diagnosis, Lee says health is his top priority but he isn’t ready yet to hang up his racket.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Paul George explodes in 4th, rallies Thunder past Nets

first_img“To be able to pass him is something I never even dreamed about, so just honored,” Westbrook said.UP NEXTThunder: At Chicago on Friday night.Nets: Host Toronto on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum But it was George, whose slow started helped send the Thunder into their big hole, who made sure they climbed out of it. And Westbrook made sure George knew not to lose his confidence even when his shot wasn’t falling.“My job is to make sure that I constantly keep telling him to stay aggressive, to play his game because he’s that type of guy, man,” Westbrook said. “He can get hot. He’s a superstar in this league and as you seen tonight when he gets hot he can change the game for us.”Allen Crabbe scored 22 points and tied a season high with seven 3-pointers, but Brooklyn dropped its eighth straight game. Joe Harris added 19 points but the Nets lost in another close finish after falling just short in recent losses to Philadelphia, Memphis and finally Cleveland on a basket by Alec Burks.“What’s the definition of insanity? The same, over and over, and not changing, not adjusting,” Nets veteran Jared Dudley said.“At the end I don’t know if it’s a switch or not a switch. Paul George hits a wide-open 3, Burks scores around a back dunk. It’s like these game-winners are the easiest game-winners in NBA history. So we got to figure out a way.”ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk George rallied the Thunder from a 23-point deficit and finished a point shy of his career high, leading them to a fourth straight victory in a game they trailed big for much of the way.But they got close and then got the ball to George on their last possession, and there was no surprise he nailed the shot.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 Chriss“Yeah, it felt good,” George said. “I had the hot hand, I knew I had the hot hand. I just felt good all game.”Russell Westbrook had his 108th career triple-double to snap a tie with former Nets star and coach Jason Kidd for third in NBA history, finishing with 21 points, 17 assists and 15 rebounds. View comments Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George gestures after scoring a basket against the Brooklyn Nets during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in New York. The Thunder won 114-112. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK — Once Paul George got going, he didn’t slow down until he carried the Oklahoma City Thunder to their biggest comeback victory ever.George scored 25 of his 47 points in a sensational fourth quarter, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds left that gave the Thunder a 114-112 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT 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 MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIEScenter_img ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Brooklyn led by 18 after three quarters, when George had 22 points. But he heated up quickly in the fourth and there was no slowing him down, as he made four 3-pointers in the period and drove hard to the basket when the Nets did get to him at the arc.Still, it looked as if the Nets could withstand his flurry when he missed twice on a late possession. But the Thunder got another chance and George made it count, as he calmly took his time after Westbrook found him and delivered what ended up an easy look.Oklahoma City improved to 16-3 since its 0-4 start.Brooklyn led by only two after one quarter but then outscored Oklahoma City 36-22 in the second. Nets reserves outscored the Thunder by themselves, totaling 23 points. The Nets ran off the first 10 points to take a 36-24 lead, then used a 9-2 surge to open a 54-35 cushion on Crabbe’s 3-pointer with 3:41 remaining in the half.The Thunder came into the game having outscored opponents by an NBA-high 97 points in the third quarter, but the Nets outscored them 31-29 in the period, getting three 3-pointers from Crabbe and going ahead by as much as 23 before taking a 93-75 advantage to the fourth.TIP-INSThunder: George was just 1 for 6 in the first quarter. He finished with 15 rebounds. … Steven Adams finished with 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting.Nets: Crabbe also made seven 3-pointers on Nov. 21 at Dallas. … Robinson Cano, back in New York after being traded from Seattle to the Mets on Monday, was at the game.TRIPLE THREATWestbrook, who owns the single-season record for triple-doubles and averaged one for a season when he was the MVP, said he was a fan of Kidd’s. Kidd had the majority of his triple-doubles (61), while playing for the Nets from 2001-08. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nuggets beat Magic in overtime for 7th straight winlast_img read more

Students Commend Sime Darby

first_imgThe Liberian operations of Malaysian oil palm giant, Sime Darby Plantation Liberia (SDPL), has been commended for offering ‘hardship allowance’ to beneficiaries of its scholarship studying agriculture-related disciplines at major universities in Liberia.A number of students benefiting from the company’s US$135-monthly hardship stipend say the offer would not have come at any better time. Sime Darby Liberia launched the hardship allowance scheme during the height of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the country few months ago to help the students earn their living during the Ebola crisis. The scheme is an augmentation of existing monthly US$45 scholarship allowance for each of the beneficiaries. About 51 students at various tertiary institutions in the country are benefiting from the Sime Darby’s scholarship program and their benefit under the hardship allowance scheme has now been increased to US$135 per month. Beneficiaries spoken with said the gesture by Sime Darby Plantation Liberia (SDPL) during this Ebola outbreak is far from just a corporate social responsibility of the company. “It is a great sense of humanity that any company would consider,” one of the beneficiaries said in a recent interview.They believe that the company could have stopped the scholarship allowance scheme since all schools including universities and colleges have been close because of the Ebola outbreak. “But, Sime Darby Foundation decided to go extra miles to ensure our survivability,” said Miss Hannah Karnwhiene. Miss Karnwhiene is studying agriculture at the Stella Maris Polytechnic in Monrovia.The Sime Darby Foundation had always given beneficiaries of its scholarship in Liberia monthly allowances of US$45 to US$135 per month, but the Company decided to step up the amount for all 51 students to US$135 per month after Ebola struck the country, leaving schools closed. And with economic activities taking a nosedive, the Malaysian Company decided to come to the rescue of its students.“For me, what the company is doing is more than a help. There is no active work going on at the plantation due to the Ebola outbreak, yet the Company is paying us and they have even increased the amount.  I am just grateful for such assistance,” said Miss Karnwhiene.Many Liberian girls have the tendency of shying away from entering into the field of agriculture due to what they call difficulties in obtaining jobs after graduation.According to Sime Darby Liberia Management, the ‘hardship allowance’ will last until the Ebola is finally eradicated from Liberia and normalcy returns to the country. Sime Darby Management has also declared that the hardship allowance will continue until the economy is lifted from recession. “Once normalcy returns and the students are back in school, the company would revert to its old US$45 per student payment scheme which it started,” said an SDPL official.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Unscrutinised H2H Registration will leave thousands off new list – Jagdeo

first_imgA team of enumerators carrying out the house to house registration exerciseWith thousands of people taking a decision to boycott the exercise and with lack of oversight for the enumerators, House to House Registration will not produce a clean list. This is according to Opposition leader Bharrat Jagdeo.Jagdeo was at the time speaking during his weekly press conference at his Church Street office on Wednesday. According to the former President, this process may in fact produce the opposite of what it is supposed to achieve.“The PPP made a decision not to participate, not to be complicit in an illegality. It is illegal, for the way it is being conducted. Any list created on the basis of this house to house, would have no credibility. Because people are refusing to be registered. The registration of people is being done in a manner not scrutinized.”“So they could put in 10 people. They just need to get one enumerator… and you have a whole group of people working a propaganda machine on the government side, that there are 200,000 people who should not be on the list. They didn’t discover this until after the No confidence motion. (Chief Elections Officer Keith) Lowenfield has made it clear that is not true, that’s speculative.”Jagdeo pointed out that while the Official List of Electors has expired, the National Registrar of Registrants has not. In addition, Jagdeo noted that based on GECOM’s timeline for the exercise elections would be pushed back until next year the earliest.AttacksChief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield had revealed recently that enumerators have been met by non-cooperation from some citizens. Reports have ranged from staff being told they will not be paid, to some citizens employing dogs on the hapless GECOM workers.In the wake of these reports, Jagdeo also issued a plea for such persons to desist. He urged citizens to act responsibly and not to resort to such measures, but to treat enumerators with respect.“I want to urge Guyanese not to target the enumerators. They are doing a job, a lot of them are professionals. But people see them as being complicit in this illegality. They are doing this for pay. You can treat them politely and say, I’m not registering.”“Because these are Guyanese people who are trying to earn a living too. So we shouldn’t disparage them. In fact, I suggest they should suspend the activity and give the enumerators a month or two salaries for their work and their training. But suspend the activity.”GECOM is currently undertaking house to house registration, which was last conducted in 2008 and will see enumerators going in teams of two to three, from door to door in various communities across Guyana. The enumerators will present forms to registrants to fill up, as well as take fingerprints and pictures.It is understood that these enumerators work from 15:30 hrs to 18:30 hrs during the week and from 9:00hrs to 16:00hrs on weekends and holidays. The exercise is intended to produce a new National Register of Registrants Database and Official List of Electors.This means that everyone, regardless of whether they were registered before or not, must register anew at their place of residence between July 20 and October of this year. However, a no confidence motion was passed against the government since December 21 of last year, necessitating elections in three months.In addition, the requirement for proof of residency has produced alarm for overseas based Guyanese, to the point where a court case was filed earlier this year by an overseas based Guyanese against house to house registration, on the basis that it would disenfranchise her. That case was later withdrawn out of the belief that GECOM would adhere to the recent Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) rulings which reiterated the need for elections in three months.Currently, attorney and social commentator Christopher Ram has a case before the High Court in which he is seeking an injunction against the exercise. That case comes up for hearing on Friday before acting Chief Justice Roxanne George.last_img read more

Man City Latest: ‘New deal for Silva as good as any new signing’, claims Kompany

first_imgVincent Kompany has told talkSPORT keeping David Silva at the club is as good as any new signing.The Spanish midfield ace signed a new five-year deal at the Etihad earlier this week, and captain Kompany was delighted to hear the news.He said: “Knowing David Silva and Sami Nasri are staying and they have long-term contracts is as good as any new arrival. It brings stability to the club. For as much as we talk about the hectic nature of our club it’s been very stable for the past 13 months or so and it’s a great place to be.”City have been busy in the transfer market this summer, signing the likes of Fernando, Eliaquim Mangala, Bacary Sagna and Frank Lampard.And Kompany admits he’s been impressed with all the new boys, especially former Chelsea ace Lampard, who has moved to City on loan from MLS side New York City.“I was surprised with the athleticism of Frank Lampard at his age,” added the Belgian defensive star. “He looks to me like he’s in his best form. He’s unbelievable in training.“The new players look like they are ready for the challenge and are ambitious to win things. And that’s what we need.“Our goal is to win the Premier League again. We’ve worked really hard to get to this level, so we’re going to make sure we maintain that. We want to keep the badge n the side of our shirts for a bit longer.“Winning the Premier League is something exceptional, you have to work hard for it and we’ll do exactly that to achieve it again.”last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Daily editor Stephen Maguire has called out Voodoo Venue owner Jason Black ahead of this weekend’s Northfit Corporate Fitness Event.Maguire scoffed at Black’s impressive sporting CV, which includes scaling Mount Everest. Maguire is confident he and his employees have what it takes to trump Black and the other businesses involved in the unique and innovative fitness event.Sixteen local businesses are set to go head-to-head at the event which has been organised to encourage fitness and well-being within the workplace.It’s sure to be a fun and competitive event, to watch the video above, simply click play and enjoy!DDTV: DONEGAL DAILY CALLS OUT JASON BLACK AHEAD OF NORTHFIT CORPORATE CHALLENGE was last modified: October 3rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessDDTVFeaturesJason BlacknewsNorthfit Corporate Fitness EventSportlast_img read more

DD Fitness: The Skinny Fat Phenomenon

first_imgThis article is aimed at men. We live in an age where everything is computerised. You name it; you can do it online.The trouble with this is that the majority of our lives are being spent in front of a computer.As men, we sit too much, drink too much coffee, stress too much, don’t sleep enough, have pretty awful diets and don’t exercise enough. Once upon a time, when food was food and there were no computers or video games, people used to go outside.You heard that right, OUTSIDE.You know that place where you go to get into the car, so you can drive to the gym and walk on a treadmill, or spin on a bike.You can spend time out there and do stuff, other than walking to your car. What is the result of the last few years of prosperity and technology? We have a generation of men who are skinny fat!This new body type is probably the unhealthiest that we as men are facing.Skinny fat looks like this:The extremities (arms and legs) are completely normal looking. In some cases they are actually thin, whereas the trunk of the body is carrying quite a bit of excess body-fat.When you are wearing jeans and a t-shirt you will look relatively normal. It won’t look as if there is a problem. However, when you remove the t-shirt it will look as if you have “moobs”, belly fat and probably a muffin top.This might seem a bit extreme, but when you look at the health and hormonal issues that are being studied regarding this issue, this is no laughing matter.A study in Journal of the American Medical Association found that; If you are skinny fat and get diagnosed with diabetes, you are twice as likely to die as if you are overweight and get diagnosed.You simply do not have the muscle mass that an overweight person has to protect you. Testosterone levels in skinny fat men were also found to be extremely low, with oestrogen levels being overly high.A simple test for you to know if you are low on testosterone: when you wake up in the morning, are you flaccid?If you are in your twenties and you consistently wake up like this, something is not right.Stress levels are also extremely important in the issue of skinny fat.Most people these days have stressful jobs, stressful commutes to work, and stressful lives outside of work.They survive on coffee and energy drinks, are always on their phone or computers, never get into full deep sleep, which leaves nearly every situation they face feeling stressful.Stress can affect your body’s ability to burn fat.So, let’s round this up;If you recognize yourself in this description, you probably have moobs, belly fat and a muffin top, the testosterone levels of a 16 year old girl and the stress levels of a mortgage broker when the 2008 crash happened.So what do we do?How do we fix this problem and get men back to looking like MEN?There are a few things you can do.1. HAVE PATIENCEDo not go looking for a quick fix to this problem.You will be looking to build muscle while burning off fat.For a beginner, this IS possible.Just don’t think that you will do an 8 or 12 week ‘Transformation’ and you will have the body of a Greek God after, because you won’t.2. Put yourself in a slight calorie Deficit.This should be relatively small.You may see some weight loss every few weeks, but that isn’t and shouldn’t be the goal here.The idea is to be able to build some muscle while losing some belly fat.Going too extreme on either one won’t get the desired results.Tips for this are;>Stop eating pre-packaged and processed foods and reduce your consumption of junk food.>Reduce your consumption of sugary drinks and alcohol.>Eat protein at every meal.>Increase your intake of healthy fats.>Take a multi vitamin, quality fish oil and a vitamin D supplement.3. START WEIGHT TRAINING.Start lifting weights and concentrate the bigger lifts like the squat, chin ups/lat pull down, deadlifts, bench press and overhead press as they work more muscle groups at a time and will help to also build some strength along with the much-needed muscle mass.Aim for reps of between 6-12 reps and 3-6 sets per exercise.You do not need to do cardio as it isn’t necessary, however being more active is important, so aiming for 10,000 steps per day is a good way to get you out of your chair and away from the computer more often.Trying to burn fat with excessive cardio without building muscle will only leave you a skinnier, fatter version of what you previously were, so please don’t try and use this as an alternative.Other tips that you can implement are to reduce your time online, especially before bed.Preferably, there should be no screen time for 2-3 hours before bed to allow for a better night’s sleep and for your brain to relax.What could you do instead?Here’s a few ideas:>Go outside,>Go to the gym>Read a book.>Talk to people.Sooner or later you will have to face up to the fact that, if you are skinny fat, you are on the road to severe health issues in the near future.How you deal with this is your choice, try and make it a good one.#TrainSmarthttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118?ref=hl* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessDD Fitness: The Skinny Fat Phenomenon was last modified: April 22nd, 2017 by Emmet RusheShare 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:healthrushe fitnessskinny fatlast_img read more