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LOOK: Lakers honor Shaq with high-flying statue outside arena

first_imgPurple and gold confetti and streamers rained down on O’Neal, his family and some of the biggest names in NBA history, including Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kobe Bryant, all of whom spoke at the hour-long ceremony Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media View comments Suns’ Booker explodes for 70 points in loss to Celtics Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebucenter_img MOST READ Shaquille O’Neal poses after the unveiling of his statue in front of Staples Center, Friday, March 24, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — The Lakers have honored Shaquille O’Neal with a bronze statue of the Hall of Fame center who helped them to three consecutive NBA titles in better days.With his youngest son pulling a gold braided cord to drop a shiny gold curtain, O’Neal laid eyes upon something bigger than the big man himself. The statue of him completing a monster dunk with his legs in the air is 9 feet (2.74m) and weighs 1,200 pounds (544kg). It is suspended 10 feet in the air, attached to the side of Staples Center. O’Neal is 7-foot-1 (2.16m) and was 325 pounds (147kg) in his playing days.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitelast_img read more

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Real Madrid wins its 1st Spanish title since 2012

first_imgReal Madrid’s players celebrate at the end of a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Malaga and Real Madrid in Malaga, Spain, Sunday, May 21, 2017. Real Madrid wins the Spanish league for the first time in five years, avoiding its biggest title drought since the 1980s. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)MADRID — Real Madrid won the Spanish league for the first time in five years on Sunday, and kept rival Barcelona from its third straight championship.Zinedine Zidane’s team secured its 33rd league title with a 2-0 win at Malaga with goals by Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.ADVERTISEMENT While Barcelona struggled in its game against Eibar, Karim Benzema sealed the victory in the 55th minute off the rebound of a close-range shot by Sergio Ramos, securing Madrid its second league title in the last nine years.Madrid hadn’t gone five straight seasons without a league title since 1981-85. It will pursue its third Champions League title in four seasons in a final against Juventus in Cardiff on June 3. It would be Madrid’s first double in the European competition and in La Liga in nearly six decades.It was the first league title for Zidane, the former France great who took over Madrid for his first head-coaching job less than 1 ½ years ago.“It is very important to lift this trophy again after so many years without being able to win La Liga,” said Zidane, who was thrown up and down by his players after the final whistle. “I’ve won everything with this club, but this title is special. This is the happiest day in my professional career.”Players wore shirts with the No. 33 — in a reference to the 33rd title — as they celebrated on the pitch before heading back to Madrid to meet their fans in a major public plaza.ADVERTISEMENT Madrid has already won the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup this season.At the Camp Nou, Barcelona saw its chances of another league title take a hit after Japanese midfielder Takashi Inui scored in the seventh and 61st minutes.Barcelona started its comeback with an own-goal by Eibar defender David Junca in the 63rd, and Luis Suarez equalized in the 73rd after Lionel Messi had missed a penalty kick a few minutes earlier.Messi, the league’s scoring leader with 37 goals, converted another penalty in the 75th and closed the scoring in injury time.Eibar played a man down from the 74th as defender Ander Capa was sent off.It was Barcelona’s last game at the Camp Nou with its coach Luis Enrique, who is leaving the club after the season ends.“I can’t complain about our team,” Luis Enrique said. “We fought until the final minute and we never gave up. We have to congratulate the champions.”Barcelona will play the Copa del Rey final against Alaves next Saturday.___CALDERON’S GOODBYE For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Villarreal finished with 67 points, three more than Real Sociedad and four more than Athletic, which can still qualify for Europe’s second-tier tournament if Barcelona beats Alaves in the Copa del Rey final.Third-placed Atletico had already qualified for the Champions League, along with fourth-placed Sevilla, which will have to go through a playoff to get into the competition’s group stage.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jinder Mahal wins WWE title at Backlash Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “To win the title in the last round feels that much better,” Cristiano Ronaldo said. “We deserved it.”The last-round victory gave Madrid a three-point advantage over second-placed Barcelona, which rallied from two goals down to beat Eibar 4-2 at the Camp Nou.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundMadrid entered the final weekend needing a draw to guarantee its first title since 2012 and avoid its worst title drought since the 1980s.Ronaldo put Madrid in control early in Malaga, entering the area and rounding the goalkeeper before finding the open net, after a pass by Francisco “Isco” Alarcon two minutes into the match at the Rosaleda Stadium. It was Ronaldo’s 14th goal in his last nine matches in all competitions. Atletico Madrid earned a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao in an emotional final game at the Vicente Calderon Stadium, which will be demolished to give way to a modern housing complex.Fernando Torres scored two goals early in the first half and Angel Correa added another in the second as the hosts said goodbye to the stadium where it has played for the last 50 years.Atletico next season will move into the Wanda Metropolitano, a modern 68,000-capacity stadium on the outskirts of the Spanish capital.“It’s hard to express our feelings after a day like today,” Torres said. “We have a lot of memories here, a lot of things went through your mind. It’s been 50 years of a lot of happiness in this venue. It was an honor to be part of it.”The nearly 55,000 fans who packed the Calderon stayed at the stadium long after the final whistle on Sunday as the team organized a series of tributes for the occasion.The stadium will still host the Copa del Rey final next Saturday, and a day later an exhibition match involving former players will officially close the venue.___EUROPA LEAGUE SPOTSAthletic Bilbao ended in seventh place after the loss at Atletico, without one of the two spots for the Europa League next season.Villarreal secured fifth place with a 3-1 win at Valencia, and Real Sociedad ended sixth after scoring late in a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo. View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

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Pocari sweat coach expecting more from Rivers in Game 2

first_imgAi-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Jaja Santiago lifts Tornadoes to second victory China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt took two weeks before Krystal Rivers made his debut in the Premier Volleyball League.It was worth the wait.ADVERTISEMENT For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments “We expect more surprised from her next game,” Abella added, sending a subtle warning to Bali Pure.Rivers had to wait for a couple of weeks before getting the go-signal to suit up due to some issues with her FIVB clearance.She was tapped as replacement for Edina Semilovic, who hurt her hamstring in April and was eventually deemed out for the rest of the conference.ADVERTISEMENT Rivers made up for lost time with a game-high 20 points to lead Pocari Sweat over Bali Pure in four sets in Game 1 of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Finals Saturday night.“It was a lot of fun, playing with my team is a lot of fun and the energy from the crowd was amazing,” Rivers told reporters after a 22-25, 25-22, 25-22, 26-24 win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundRivers said she was satisfied with her performance, but her coach Rommel Abella knows his American import still has a lot to show.“Actually, we’re still not that impressed. Based on what she has been able to show us during practices, she can still do a lot better,” said Abella.last_img read more

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PVL: Pocari drops BanKo Perlas for 2nd straight win

first_imgTrump invites Duterte again to visit US – this time for March summit Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NCAA Season 93 Preview: Young Letran Knights out to turn heads Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold PLAY LIST 02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold00:50Trending Articles05:09Carlos Yulo bags 2nd gymnastics gold, settles for 2 silvers01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LSU title parade draws massive crowds MOST READ View comments LATEST STORIES Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks Myla Pablo and Desiree Dadang eventually weathered the storm for Pocari putting the Lady Warriors at 26-25.Pablo unleashed 23 points to lead the Lady Warriors while getting ample support from Kai Nepomuceno who had 14 points, and Panaga and Elaine Kasilag who finished with 13 and 11, respectively.De Jesus led BanKo Perlas with 14 points.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPocari Sweat turned back BanKo Perlas, 25-21, 22-25, 25-19, 27-25, for its second straight win in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Perlas Spiker Ella De Jesus had the unfortunate mistake of awarding the Lady Warriors the victory when her final attack went awry.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Pocari Sweat improved to 2-0 while the Perlas Spikers are now at 0-2.Pocari’s win exposed head coach Rico De Guzman’s worry of his team’s habit of lagging and allowing opponents to catch up.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Lady Warriors held a 22-20 lead in the fourth set, but the Perlas Spikers managed to take a momentary 23-22 lead due to Jeanette Panaga’s error.“That’s what I told them, we will go up by three or four but we will commit those errors,” said De Guzman. “I said that we’re allowing ourselves to play the same pace as the opponents.”last_img read more

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Holder gives Windies fourth-day edge

first_img FAILED TO ADD LEEDS, England (CMC): Captain Jason Holder’s telling all-round contribution kept West Indies with their noses in front, but opposite number Joe Root was leading an England fightback, as the second Test at Headingley remained fascinatingly poised ahead of today’s penultimate day. At the end of an absorbing third day yesterday, England were 171 for three in their second innings – a lead of two runs after conceding a first-innings deficit of 169. Root was unbeaten on 45 and partnered by Dawid Malan on 21, while opener Mark Stoneman struck 54 to gather his first Test half-century in his second match at this level. Seamer Holder proved the Windies talisman, grabbing the key wickets of veteran opener Alastair Cook (23) and Tom Westley (8) to end with two for 44. The 25-year-old Holder had earlier helped lead a Windies rally as the Caribbean side were dismissed for 427 in their first innings after resuming the day 329 for five. He produced a cameo 43 off 54 deliveries while Jermaine Blackwood crunched a typically aggressive 49 in a 75-run, eighth-wicket partnership which proved invaluable after West Indies lost wickets off the first two balls of the day. Shai Hope, unbeaten on 147 overnight, failed to add when he nicked seamer Jimmy Anderson behind and wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich followed without scoring to a catch at second slip by Root off the next ball. However, Blackwood and Holder took the attack to England in an enterprising stand that took the total past 400. With the score ticking over, Holder holed out down the ground off seamer Chris Woakes in the fourth over following the first drinks break and in the next over, Blackwood misjudged a second run and was run out at the striker’s end. Anderson finished with five for 76 while Ben Stokes picked up two for 63. England were then given a solid start in their second innings by Cook and Stoneman, who put on an important 58 for the first wicket. The left-handed Cook played cautiously in a 63-ball knock that included two fours, while Stoneman struck seven fours in a 124-ball knock. Holder, whose nine overs on the trot before tea cost just 10 runs, got the breakthrough about 20 minutes before the interval when he beat Cook on a couple of occasions before finding the edge through to wicketkeeper Dowrich. Unbeaten on 35 at tea with England on 68 for one, Stoneman reached his half-century about half-hour after tea with a boundary to fine leg off Holder. Westley, on four at tea, escaped being run out when West Indies bungled an ideal chance with the right-hander stranded mid-pitch, but he perished in the next over, nicking a drive at Holder to Dowrich at 81 for two. Fast bowler Gabriel then returned to remove Stoneman with a superb delivery that angled in, straightened and rocked off-stump as the left-hander defended, leaving England stumbling at 94 for three. Windies had their tails up at this stage but Root, dropped on 10 by Kyle Hope at gully off pacer Kemar Roach, anchored an unbroken 77-run, fourth wicket partnership with Malan to steer England safely to the close. The right-handed Root has so far faced 82 deliveries and counted nine fours.last_img read more

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Francis rubbishes Akan departure rumour

first_imgQuarter-miler Javon Francis has denied rumours that he has left his long-time coach Michael Clarke and is now based overseas. “I am still in Jamaica and everybody will see that soon,” Francis said. The Gleaner has been reliably informed that the former Calabar High School standout is now based in Texas and is being guided by Darryl Woodson. It is reported that Francis has made attempts to switch to another club based in Jamaica but he was not able to come to an agreement and decided to go overseas. However, Francis has denied it all. Clarke has also refused to comment on the matter. Francis won the hearts of local track and field fans when he ran a superb 4x400m relay leg to win Jamaica a silver medal at the 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships while he was still a student at Calabar. He was also a part of the 4x400m relay team that won silver at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. A year earlier, he ran his lifetime best of 44.50 seconds. But since 2016, he has not been able to break the 45 seconds barrier. Last season, his best time (45.11) came at the Commonwealth Games, where he won a bronze medal.last_img read more

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Bigdaddykool wins at a canter

first_imgIT was easier than taking candy from a baby.BIGDADDYKOOL was handed a gift and duly accepted yesterday’s Nigel B Nunes Memorial, running past St Leger winner MARQUESAS a furlong and a half out, winning by six and a half lengths, completing separate two-timers for jockey Linton Steadman and trainer Anthony Nunes.Mercilessly set among open allowance runners, due to conditions which allow horses a drop in class, nine months after their last win in graded stakes, it was always a matter of how far BIGDADDYKOOL would have won, though he surprisingly came home at a king’s ransom, getting even-money in the nine-horse field.Normally having to push when racing against his peers in graded stakes, Steadman was instead a passenger down the backstretch as BIGDADDYKOOL loped along in fourth-fifth before easing into third three furlongs out, going in chase of long-time leader LIGHTNING LILY and MARQUESAS.MARQUESAS ran his usual brave race, briefly grabbing the lead from LIGHTNING LILY, before surrendering to BIGDADDYKOOL, who lengthened his long legs to win with Steadman standing tall in the saddle.A warm-up for the November 10 Superstakes at 10 furlongs, which he needs to win to gain an automatic spot in December’s Diamond Mile, BIGDADDYKOOL clocked 1:53.0 for nine furlongs and 25 yards, on a fast track, still an ominous message to Saturday’s Gold Cup winner, WILL IN CHARGE.BIGDADDYKOOL closed a double for Nunes and Steadman. Nunes, in whose late father’s honour the feature was run, had opened the programme with 3-1 shot SHE’S SYMBOLIC.Steadman booted home even-money chance TRANSFUSION in the fourth to outdo the hot, new apprentices, who accounted for four winners on the 11-race card.last_img read more

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JFF, JN target sustainable women’s football programme

first_img The JFF boss is hoping that the country’s historic qualification to this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup will serve as a catalyst for the development of the game among women in Jamaica and provide a platform for future international success. “We don’t want this (World Cup qualification) to be a one-off qualification, we need to put things in place so that the programme is sustainable, and we are hopeful other entities will come on board and give us some support. But this (sponsorship) is to sustain women’s football. We are looking at things like starting a girls’ primary school league. We want to start from the grass-roots and then we intensify the programmes from there. We have a programme that is sustainable and we would love for other women age-group teams to qualify as well. So we just need to ensure that we have the financial support,” Ricketts shared. Ricketts also noted that the sponsorship is not specifically for the national women’s football teams, but is for developing women’s football across the nation. “Essentially, this (sponsorship) is for women’s football. It is a four-year programme and we want to use it to ensure our women’s programme stays afloat, but we want to invite others to come on board, we want to give it our best shot as regards the sustaining of our Under-15s, Under-17s and Under-20s, and of course our senior programme,” he stated. Catalyst for development Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts, said the federation intends to use the funds received through their partnership with Jamaica National (JN) to create a sustainable local women’s football programme. JN on Thursday announced a four-year platinum sponsorship package with the JFF. Ricketts pointed out that the monetary terms of the agreement have not yet been finalised, but says the intention is to use to funds from this deal to help establish and promote women’s football locally. This, he noted, will encourage stronger representation on the international scene. “We have not worked out the (sponsorship) details in terms of money, but it will be a four-year deal supporting women’s football. We welcome this support and we are hopeful more of the private-sector members will come on board, because we still need a lot of support going forward to aid the women’s programme,” Ricketts told The Gleaner.last_img read more

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Joss Stone to perform in Guyana on January 28

first_imgEnglish singer, songwriter and actress Joscelyn Eve Stoker, popularly known as Joss Stone, will be performing in Guyana on January 28 at the Theatre Guild.The Grammy-Award winner rose to fame in late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album “The Soul Sessions”, which made the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist.Her second album, the similarly multi-platinum “Mind, Body & Soul” topped the UK Albums Chart for one week and spawned the top ten hit “You Had Me” – Stone’s most successful single on the UK Singles Chart to date.Both the album and single received one nomination at the 2005 Grammy Awards, while Stone herself was nominated for Best New Artiste, and in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2004, was ranked fifth as a d breakthrough act of 2004.She became the youngest British female singer to top the UK Albums Chart. Stone’s third album, “Introducing Joss Stone”, released in March 2007, achieved gold record status by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and yielded the second highest-ever debut for a British female solo artiste on the Billboard 200, and became Stone’s first top five album in the US.Stone has earned numerous accolades, including two Brit Awards and one Grammy Award out of five nominations. And, Guyanese will have a chance to see and hear the renowned actress and singer in real life.Tickets for the event cost $3000 and $6000, and will be available at the Theatre Guild and PACE University of Guyana. All proceeds from the concert will be dispatched to identified charities.last_img read more

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Calling out…

first_img…PrezzieConfession, they say, is good for the soul. So, we can be certain that Prezzie’s “Confession of Georgia” about always being a “true-purple” Burnhamite, must’ve done wonders for his soul. The question, however, is what has it done for his political currency? After all, souls don’t vote in elections, bodies do. And if those bodies aren’t one with his confession, there might be trouble ahead!While many looked at the AFC as the ally that brought the coalition victory in 2015, not enough attention was placed on the WPA’s role in giving the PNC respectability by covering their spots in APNU. “Respectability” – not necessarily to the Indian voter – but to the middle class African and Mixed sceptics who weren’t convinced the street-battles of the post-1997 PNC were the vehicle to deliver the chalice of power to them.The WPA provided that respectability. It was the dream team for them: the brawns of the PNC with the brains of the WPA. During the seventies, the WPA had degutted the PNC in the moral plane by the principled positions they took on the national questions of the day. While most of them may have swallowed hard and voted for the PNC when the vote was “free and fair” in 1992, it wasn’t something they were proud about. In 2015, they could have their (PNC) cake and eat it too – courtesy of the WPA sanitisation!So, after Prezzie’s confession, WPA Exec Ogunseye fired off a missive that was more of a missile! Calling it “disturbing” and “surprising” Ogunseye figured Prezzie was either floating a trial balloon on the PNC going it alone in 2020; or alternately bigging-up his PNC credentials to oppose those in the party who may want to do so. Well, Mr Ogunseye seems to be waking up a bit late to smell the coffee, which the PNC, under Prezzie, has been brewing!Ogunseye would know Roopnaraine almost singlehandedly brought about the PNC-WPA Alliance – going back all the way to Desmond Hoyte. So when Prezzie pretty much FIRED Roopnaraine last June 13 – the anniversary of Walter Rodney’s assassination, he should’ve read the writing on the wall! Fact of the matter, Prezzie and the PNC have no use for the WPA anymore. The ones who they can get some use out of, like Clive Thomas, they’ll keep. Others like Ogunseye will be discarded!But Prezzie has also come under fire from the one-man party OVP for claiming he’s a “real” Burnhamite. Not so! Cried the “one man”. If he were, why didn’t he oppose Desmond Hoyte back in 1992 like Hamilton Green?But jeez! The Americans would’ve also been strong-arming Prezzie, wouldn’t they?!!…JordanYour Eyewitness caught sight of one of the giant posters placed around the country with a huge pic of Finance Minister Jordan smirking like the Cheshire cat!! Is this another Burnhamite practice being revived? But those were about exhortations like “PRODUCE OR PERISH!” or “THE SMALL MAN IS THE REAL MAN” and such like.The only picture allowed was that of Burnham! Those were placed even on exercise books – and more than anything else, caused Guyana to plunge to the bottom of the Caribbean standings in education!! Not easy to focus on Maths with Burnham staring morosely at you!! But the poster just highlighted Jordan’s muddle?Here he was – in front of a highway with the Budget slogans for 2015 and 2016 proceeding in the left lane. The 2017 Budget (which is supposedly coming up) however was placed going in the same direction – BUT IN THE OPPOSITE LANE!!Doesn’t Jordan realise his budget’s going to collide with incoming traffic?? Like reality?…the VCLike Finance Minister Jordan, UG’s VC Griffith boasted his graduating class was the BIGGEST ever! Now after the shameful SNAFU’s that marred the event, he accepts there was “poor planning.”Shouldn’t he do the honourable thing and resign? Like he had to do at Fort Valley State?last_img read more