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Week 13 Fantasy TE Rankings: All eyes on Zach Ertz

first_imgWEEK 13 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPWeek 13 Fantasy TE RankingsMORE WEEK 13 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderThese rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.RankPlayer1Travis Kelce, KC vs. OAK2George Kittle, SF @ BAL3Darren Waller, OAK @ KC4Zach Ertz, PHI @ MIA5Mark Andrews, BAL vs. SF. This is as difficult a matchup as you can get, and San Francisco will be flying high after handling Green Bay on Sunday night, but it’s still really hard to even consider sitting Andrews, especially since Lamar Jackson proved he could handle a stud defense when Baltimore played New England.6Hunter Henry, LAC @ DEN. Denver does a decent job at covering tight ends, but Philip Rivers throws to Henry too much to even consider not playing him.7Jacob Hollister, SEA vs. MIN. Hollister’s Week 12 line looks boring with just two catches on four targets, but one of those incompletions was a touchdown throw that you or I could’ve made about 95 percent of the time to a wide open Hollister. It’s probably the worst miss Russell Wilson will have all season. Hollister remains a big piece of the Seattle offense. 8Jared Cook, NO @ ATL. Looks like Cook’s two targets in Week 11 might’ve been an aberration, as he came back with six catches and a touchdown on eight targets in Week 12. Outside of the obvious top dogs, Cook is as reliable as they’ll come at this position down the stretch.9Greg Olsen, CAR vs. WAS10Tyler Higbee, LAR @ ARZ. Matchup, matchup, matchup — and no Gerald Everett (knee). 11Ryan Griffin, NYJ @ CIN. Griffin caught another touchdown in Week 12 and now gets to take on the winless Bengals. That sounds like a serious recipe for continuing to be successful (although it’s worth noting that the Bengals are about league average at production allowed to tight ends).12Kyle Rudolph, MIN @ SEA13Jack Doyle, IND vs. TEN. With Eric Ebron (ankle) on IR, Doyle becomes one of the best tight end floors outside of the starters. His ceiling isn’t very high, but if you have got a strong rest of your lineup, maybe you can just count on Doyle’s four catches for limited yardage.14Vance McDonald, PIT vs. CLE15Dallas Goedert, PHI @ MIA. Goedert will continue to play nearly every snap for the Philly offense and have a great chance to score against the Dolphins in Week 13. It doesn’t hurt that Zach Ertz (hamstring) is banged up. 16Nick O’Leary, JAX vs. TB. Tampa Bay has allowed the second-most fantasy points to tight ends this season, and O’Leary is coming off a four-catch game in Week 12. The Jags could fall behind in this game and turn O’Leary into a garbage time dump-off option, but that’s fine for putting together fantasy value. 17Dawson Knox, BUF @ DAL. Dallas is among the 10 worst defenses at defending the tight end, and Dawson Knox has reclaimed his place atop the Buffalo TE depth chart. There could be some Thanksgiving goodness coming from this rookie.18Mike Gesicki, MIA vs. PHI19Jimmy Graham, GB @ NYG20T.J. Hockenson, DET vs. CHI. We can’t possibly recommend starting Hockenson against the Bears on Thanksgiving — he’s seen only two targets in each of the last two weeks. 21Benjamin Watson, NE @ HOU22Jonnu Smith, TEN @ IND. Delanie Walker may make his return in Week 13, which makes the potential value of Smith much less certain.23Tyler Eifert, CIN vs. NYJ24Noah Fant, DEN vs. LAC. Fant came down to earth in Week 12, catching three-of-five targets after being targeted 11 times the week before. Week 12 was more what you can expect from Fant going forward, especially with Brandon Allen encountering some struggles of late. 25Darren Fells, HOU vs. NE26Cameron Brate, TB @ JAX27Kaden Smith, NYG vs. GB. If Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion) remain out, Smith is a decent DFS dart throw against a Packers team that’s allowed the third-most fantasy points to tight ends in 2019.28Jason Witten, DAL vs. BUF. Witten’s had good Thanksgiving games in his past, but the Bills defend the tight end too well to count on the veteran this holiday season.29O.J. Howard, TB @ JAX30Irv Smith Jr., MIN @ SEA31Delanie Walker, TEN @ IND. Walker (knee) had some hope in Week 12 before being downgraded to doubtful and eventually to out. His return is close, but his role relative to Jonnu Smith’s is something we won’t really know until we see it.32Jordan Akins, HOU vs. NE33Jeremy Sprinkle, WAS @ CAR34Jaeden Graham, ATL vs. NO. Graham did have a 53-yard catch Sunday and has more upside than Luke Stocker if Austin Hooper remains out. “More upside” doesn’t equal much upside, though.35Luke Stocker, ATL vs. NO WEEK 13 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | D/ST | KickerFor those of you just catching up on news as the holiday season starts to take over your lives: The Colts have placed Eric Ebron (ankle) on Injured Reserve. He can be dropped in all non-keeper formats. The absence of Ebron should mean an increase in red-zone targets for Jack Doyle, who becomes a top-20 tight end the rest of the way. In deeper leagues, Mo Alie-Cox moves in play because Indianapolis should continue to run a lot of its two-TE sets.The best part of Week 13, besides all the turkey and pie, is that bye weeks are over. Any of you who’ve relied on a star tight end all season can probably just do so the rest of the way. Those of you who need a streamer to sneak into the fantasy playoffs came to the right place.WEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endFor a totally unowned sleeper option, you could go with Jacksonville’s Nick O’Leary against Tampa Bay, the second-worst defense against fantasy tight ends. David Njoku (wrist) might be back for the Browns. (Update: Njoku is out.) Ryan Griffin gets another good matchup, this time traveling to Cincinnati coming off another touchdown catch in Week 12. Dallas Goedert gets to face the Dolphins, and of course, there’s also the aforementioned Knox. Enjoy your Thanksgiving, and we’ll be rooting for you to make your fantasy playoffs.MORE WEEK 13:Waiver pickups | FAAB budget | Snap counts | Stock watch | Fantasy playoff SOSNote: These rankings will be updated throughout the week, so check back for the latest. There’s not much better than seeing your starting tight end have a big game on Thanksgiving. Our Week 13 fantasy TE rankings aren’t anything too out of the ordinary — we’ve come to be used to the usual studs and busts. But can’t you just picture a sleeper like Dawson Knox or Jason Witten eating a hefty, early Thanksgiving dinner and then heading on the field to dominate? Knox could do it, too, since the matchup with Dallas is so tight end friendly. Speaking of Thanksgiving tight ends — there are a few TE injuries to watch in the coming week, and it starts with Austin Hooper (knee), whose Falcons play in the nightcap Thursday (. His initial timeline suggests we’ll still be waiting a bit longer to see him back on the field. Evan Engram (foot) could be closer to a return, and the Giants don’t play until Sunday. In a friendly tight end matchup with Green Bay, an Engram absence would thrust either Rhett Ellison (if he’s back from concussion) or Kaden Smith into a potential role as a DFS sleeper. (Update: Engram and Ellison are officially out.)last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY JANUARY 20, 2017

first_imgPeter Eurton1842022%33%$148,095 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won FINISH LINES: There is a Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $222,684.74 into Friday . . . With the Grade II Santa Monica Stakes heading Saturday’s card, Jon White notes that a former Santa Monica winner can be found in the pedigree of an entrant in Saturday’s seventh race. “Salt Champ is the dam of Town Champ, a first-time starter for trainer Phil D’Amato,” said White, who is Santa Anita’s morning-line odds maker. “Salt Champ won the Santa Monica in 2005 for owner Arturo Vargas, who also owns Town Champ. Salt Champ’s sire, Speightstown, was an Eclipse Award-winning sprinter (in 2004). One of Salt Champ’s foals, Champ Pegasus, was a Grade I winner at Santa Anita a number of years ago.” A son of 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, in 2010 Champ Pegasus won the Grade I Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship on Santa Anita’s grass course before finishing second to Dangerous Midge in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs. Champ Pegasus earned $1,052,520 during his career . . . Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Obviously is doing well back at Phil D’Amato‘s barn, with the Grade I Kilroe Mile March 11 on his radar, while Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint runner-up Om worked three furlongs Wednesday in 37.20 for trainer Dan Hendricks, who has the grassy one mile Grade II Arcadia Stakes Feb. 11 on the docket . . . Also working Wednesday was recent Grade III Sham Stakes winner Gormley, going four furlongs in 51.20 for John Shirreffs who has the Triple Crown prospect ticketed for the Grade II San Felipe Stakes on March 11 . . . Fans can celebrate the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational run at Gulfstream Park next Saturday at a party in Santa Anita’s Chandelier Room. To purchase tickets, visit santaanita.com/events . . . Diners will have a new and delicious option for breakfast or lunch without leaving the grounds at Santa Anita beginning 4:30 a.m. this Sunday when Debby’s Stable Café, located in the backstretch recreation facility, makes it debut. Under the direction of Debby Baltas, wife of trainer Richard Baltas, the eatery will be open from 4:30 a.m. until the last event on racing days and 4:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on dark days. Debby, who drew rave reviews for her fare when she ran the backstretch kitchen for many years at Hollywood Park, has pledged to serve high quality food at reasonable prices for those working the backside and the front side. Try the potato salad and pulled pork: chef recommends! . . . Racing With Jason Radio Show correspondent Jay Friedlander and Santa Anita simulcast host Megan Devine will offer their handicapping selections Saturday and Sunday, respectively, in the East Paddock Gardens at 11:20 a.m. Tom Quigley moderates. Martin Pedroza3766416%43%$209,690 Bob Baffert2353422%52%$395,441 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Corey Nakatani2342117%30%$210,169 Peter Miller2676427%65%$344,860 Drayden Van Dyke454829%31%$276,965 J. Keith Desormeaux1442329%64%$310,595 Kent Desormeaux4486518%43%$622,843 William Spawr1160255%73%$169,341 (Current Through Monday, Jan. 16) UBER USERS RECEIVE 50 PERCENT OFF TO AND FROM GREAT RACE PLACEUber and Santa Anita Park are once again putting fans first, as those who travel to and from The Great Race Place via Uber will receive 50 percent off their fare.As the “Official Ride of Santa Anita Park,” fans using the Uber/Santa Anita promotional code SANTAANITA2017, receive a maximum $20 off each way, per visit, a terrific way to “go racing” from throughout the metro LA area.The 50 percent discount promotion is available to fans for an unlimited number of visits through closing day, July 4.Uber, which has become a way of life for millions nationwide, offers everyday low prices utilizing a wide variety of available vehicles, from low-cost models to high-end luxury. Uber drivers use their own vehicles and come from all walks of life. The Uber experience has been designed with safety and security as top priorities.The official Santa Anita/Uber pick-up and drop-off zone is located at the track’s Club House East entrance gates. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com, or call (626) 574-RACE. Philip D’Amato2044420%60%$377,190 Mario Gutierrez3246413%44%$242,221 HORSE OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCEMENT TOMORROWHorse of the Year 2016 will be announced Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Florida, and while it’s certain to be either Arrogate or California Chrome, the outcome could be closer than Arrogate’s dramatic half-length victory over Chrome in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic run at Santa Anita last Nov. 5.Voters had to submit their ballots by Jan. 3.They had to weigh whether Arrogate’s victory over Chrome, despite it being only the second stakes race ever won in a brief six-race career, was enough to warrant the crown, or whether Chrome’s overall body of work that included six straight triumphs from Dubai to California before he yielded grudgingly in the final yards of the Classic, trumped Arrogate’s win in their lone head-to-head meeting.This is the quandary voters, fans and horsemen pondered, as did private clocker and bloodstock agent Gary Young, who, though he did not have a vote, did have an opinion.“Over the years when there are two great horses and it comes down to the Breeders’ Cup, the winner of the Classic usually gets Horse of the Year,” Young said. “The year that pops into mind is 1989 when Sunday Silence beat Easy Goer and was named Horse of the Year.“That year, Horse of the Year pretty much came down to whoever won the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Obviously, Sunday Silence beat Easy Goer and got the award. But that was a different kettle of fish, because they had a year-long rivalry, whereas Arrogate and Chrome only had a one-race rivalry.“I guess Chrome is going to get it because of his body or work and his popularity, but if I had a gun to my head, I’d probably vote for Arrogate. I know they weren’t that far apart in price in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (Chrome was the 9-10 favorite, Arrogate the 17-10 second choice), but I’ve been a huge Arrogate fan for a long time and I don’t think what happened on Nov. 5 was an accident.“Based on his body of work, Chrome might win it, but it’s pretty tough when two horses stand out as much as they do to vote against the horse that won in their only match-up.“I know Victor (Espinoza, Chrome’s regular rider) took some heat for his ride in the Classic, and when you’ve got a three-length lead at the eighth pole and get beat, you don’t have many excuses in my book, although I’m not faulting him at all. Both ran races that would have won the Breeders’ Cup Classic four out of five years. Chrome just happened to get beat by Arrogate that day and it was their only match-up.”Arrogate and California Chrome are scheduled to meet in the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream next Saturday, Jan. 28, but the race will have no bearing on Horse of the Year since votes for 2016 honors are already in. The winner will be announced on TVG2 live at approximately 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time tomorrow.“I think people who voted for Arrogate have a valid point, and I think those who voted for Chrome because of his victories in the Dubai race, the Pacific Classic and the others, also have a valid point,” Young said.“Both horses are very good. It’s not like they’re evenly matched. They’re quite a bit better than everything else in the country. It’s kind of what we hoped we would get with Shared Belief and California Chrome before Shared Belief’s unfortunate death.“From a fan’s standpoint and being selfish, you’d like for them to continue on all year, but with Chrome going on to stud, it’s probably not going to be feasible.“Arrogate is a terrific, terrific horse, and his workout (last Sunday) and his gallop Wednesday morning makes me feel he’s going to run a very good race in the Pegasus. Unfortunately, it could not be run before the (2016) calendar year ended, because it could have been the determining race for voters.“Even though they both deserve it, because Arrogate won their only match-up, I probably would have given my vote to Arrogate.” Mike Smith1951426%53%$485,940center_img Joseph Talamo4144810%39%$153,340 Stewart Elliott4465714%41%$217,585 -30- Gary Sherlock1541127%40%$88,600 Tyler Baze70169723%46%$531,937 Doug O’Neill5167912%43%$323,083 John Sadler1854528%78%$254,234 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.4773215%26%$323,685 Rafael Bejarano5076914%44%$467,713 Flavien Prat601361022%48%$784,023 CLOCKER GIVES ARROGATE HORSE OF THE YEAR NODCAL-BREDS SEEK $1 MILLION IN GOLD NEXT SATURDAYALL’S ‘FARE’ FOR UBER RIDERS TO AND FROM TRACKPICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER CLIMBS OVER $222,684 Victor Espinoza2345517%61%$256,770 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won CAL-BREDS VIE FOR $1 MILLION NEXT SATURDAY            California-bred Thoroughbreds will be in the spotlight next Saturday when Santa Anita offers $1 million in purse money on five stakes in the Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses.Following are the stakes with probable entrants:–$250,000 California Cup Turf Classic presented by City National Bank for four-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles on turf: Ashleyluvssugar, Call Saul, He Will, Patriots Rule, Rye, The Big Train, Tribal Tribute and Ward ‘N Jerry.–$250,000 California Derby for three-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles: Ann Arbor Eddie, California Diamond, Coils Gold and Mr. Hinx.–$150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint for fillies and mares, four and up, at about 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside course: Cuddle Alert, Desert Steel, Enola Gray, How Unusual and Mai Tai.The $200,000 California Cup Oaks at one mile on turf and the $150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint for four-year-olds and up at six furlongs also will be presented. Richard Baltas4158512%44%$336,613 Jerry Hollendorfer3867716%53%$602,624last_img read more

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Points standing

first_imgPoints standingP W D L GF GA GD Pts1. Man City 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 32. Leicester City 1 1 0 0 4 2 2 33. Crystal Palace 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 34. West Ham 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 35. Aston Villa 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 36. Liverpool 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 37. Man United 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 38. Chelsea 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 19. Everton 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 110. Newcastle 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 111. Southampton 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 112. Swansea City 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 113. Watford 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 114. Bournemouth 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 015. Tottenham 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 016. Stoke City 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 017. Sunderland 1 0 0 1 2 4 -2 018. Norwich City 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 019. Arsenal 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 020. West Brom 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0last_img read more

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NCAA volleyball: Lady Chiefs drop a set, but improve to 4-0

first_imgOlympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by doctor Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion Arellano University got an unexpected but much-needed wakeup call in the second set but still fended off Jose Rizal University, 25-11, 22-25, 25-18, 25-16, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Regine Arocha fired 20 points, including a kill that ended a long rally and snuffed out JRU’s hopes of a comeback with Arellano extending its lead to seven, 21-14.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson They also got a tongue-lashing from Javier that knocked some sense into them.“I made them realize that they can’t fool around against JRU because we all know what they can do,” Javier said. “I got angry just to wake them up.”Arellano trailed big in the second set, 22-13, before mounting a rally that just came up short.Prado had 17 points while Ramirez dished out 45 excellent sets. Arocha also tallied five service aces.Shola Alvarez scored a team-high 19 points but was held in check in the last two sets. The Lady Bombers fell to 2-2.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lady Chiefs coach Obet Javier said he was happy with the win but didn’t like that his team played inconsistently that cost itself a set.“I’m glad we won but at the same time, it’s sad that the players relaxed after dominating the first set,” Javier told reporters after his squad rose to 4-0.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt marked the first time Arellano lost a set this season.The Lady Chiefs regrouped in the third set behind the playmaking of Rhea Ramirez and the offensive prowess of Arocha and Jovielyn Prado. View commentslast_img read more

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Infrastructure: Foundation for Growth in Liberia

first_imgOver the past two years, Liberia has demonstrated its tremendous ability to overcome adversity. Thanks to the strength of its institutions, the determination of its leadership, and the resiliency of its people, the nation emerged from the tragedy of Ebola and is on its way to recovery. The United States is proud of its partnership with the people of Liberia in the fight against Ebola, and the U.S. will continue to support the nation’s recovery through economic growth, job creation, and poverty reduction. As President Barack Obama said last year when meeting with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, working in partnership with each other, “we want to accelerate as much as possible a return to Liberian growth and development.”That is why First Lady Michelle Obama was recently in Liberia to highlight our work together to promote girls education. And that is why, as head of the U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation, I am delighted to visit Liberia to meet with public- and private-sector partners who are supporting MCC’s US$256.7 million Liberia Compact. MCC is a unique U.S. agency committed to reducing poverty through economic growth, and our compact with Liberia, signed last year, aims to tackle two major obstacles to widely shared economic growth: reliable electricity and transportation. By investing in this critical infrastructure, MCC’s investment will help build a foundation for sustainable development in Liberia at a critical time in the nation’s history. Connecting homes and businesses to reliable electricity is a priority for the Liberian government and is one of the surest ways to drive sustained economic growth. MCC’s commitment, along with support from the government and other development partners, will restore the Mt. Coffee hydropower dam to bring the country’s largest source of power back online. Increasing the availability and affordability of electricity means more students can study at night, hospitals can treat patients with better equipment, and businesses can grow and thrive. Recognizing the electricity needs across the continent, the U.S. government launched Power Africa in 2013 to increase access across sub-Saharan Africa, and MCC is making the largest Power Africa investment in Liberia to date.The MCC compact also aims to improve the condition of Liberia’s roads and reduce the cost of transportation so businesses can effectively bring goods to market and families can travel safely around the country. With the withdrawal of United Nations Mission in Liberia forces, MCC’s investment in Liberia’s roads will support the Ministry of Public Works and its partners as they take on the task of maintaining the country’s complete road network.In less than a year, together with the Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia and other compact partners, we have made great progress. During my trip, I’ll be visiting the Mt. Coffee hydropower dam. And a rehabilitated road leading to the facility has already reduced travel time and increased business in the area. This project is a great example of what we can achieve through partnerships – partnership with not only the government of Liberia but also with fellow development partners. MCC is pleased to be working alongside U.S. organizations such as USAID and international partners such as Germany’s KfW, the European Investment Bank, and the government of Norway to unlock Liberia’s economic potential. Together, we are sending a clear message that Liberia is open for business. The United States and its partners stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Liberia to advance infrastructure development and support a growing and thriving economy that helps lift people out of poverty. About the author: Dana J. Hyde is Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge CorporationShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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NMWU to engage AGM for field visit

first_imgGiven that the National Mine Workers Union (NMWU) recently won the right to represent workers of Aurora Gold Mine (AGM), efforts are underway to secure permission for a field visit and assessment.Speaking with Guyana Times, President of the Union, Sherwayne Downer, revealed that they were denied permission prior being the official representative of the workers. While miners would have thrown their support for unionisation, there were no direct engagements.However, the current position warrants a visit.“We’re in the process of writing the company for permission to visit, because the Union would have to go on a familiarisation visit to the locations, which is Aurora, Buck Hall and Tapir. We have workers that supported the Union but we wouldn’t have been able to meet them because of not getting permission or being the recognised union. I will be writing them as early as Monday,” the Union President asserted.Last Wednesday, the Union won the survey conducted by the Labour Department after securing a 52 per cent support from the workers.“As of August 20, the Trade Union Certification Board made a pronouncement. It was announced that the National Mine Workers Union has won 52 per cent in the survey conducted by the Department of Labour and so the Union is officially the legal bargaining agent for Aurora Gold Mine employees. It was a survey and not a poll, so no other union were present. The miners solely threw their support behind the NMWU. We are awaiting a Certificate of Recognition from the Department of Labour,” Downer was quoted as saying.He said the NMWU will continue strides to advocate for the rights of miners. This development, he noted, is a victory mainly for the AGM workers.“It is a victory for the workers of AGM. As President of the Union, I vow to go above and beyond to ensure that those employees, who would have trusted and placed confidence in us, will be on the receiving end of the highest level of effective representation”.In July, over 200 workers had downed their tools and initiated strike actions for two days after calls mounted for them to be officially represented by a union and other improved working conditions and wages.During the strike, the workers had claimed that they were threatened with having their internet connection disconnected, which is vital to ensure communication from their Cuyuni-Mazaruni location to the coast. They were also demanding better wages, better quality food and laundry services, out of town allowance, missing NIS contributions among others.last_img read more

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Chinese businessman terrorised, robbed

first_imgA Chinese national was on Thursday evening terrorised by three masked men who invaded her nephew’s store at Number 2 Village, East Canje, Berbice. The incident occurred at about 20:35h.The injured woman was identified as Lan Hong Zhou, 50. She reportedly suffered laceration to the face after she was struck with a piece of wood. Based on reports, the three bandits stormed the China Town Store armed with a handgun, a cutlass and a piece of wood.The injured woman, her nephew Zhou Chunmin, 25, and four customers were in the store when the bandits entered.Chunmin was in the cashier booth and was held at gunpoint by one of the men who demanded cash. Out of fear the businessman handed over an undisclosed sum of cash, from the day’s sale, along with other valuables.Additionally, the other two bandits grabbed a quantity of phone cards and then escaped. They were seen running along Bristol Street, Number 2 Village, East Canje.Hong Zhou was taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital where she was treated and sent away.The Police were summoned and have since launched an investigation. No arrests were made, but several persons have been questioned over the robbery.last_img read more

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Visiting MLA praises wheelchair parking signs, criticizes lack of accessible taxis

first_imgAfter speaking with others at the meet and greet, Sullivan says he’s also heard about issues with accessible housing in town and difficulties getting into apartment buildings. One approach to improving these issues is creating more bylaws, but Sullivan has found that bylaws aren’t always as effective as they’re intended. Instead, he maintains it takes a community as a stress the importance of being a community that’s accessible to everyone. He says it’s “obvious” lots of work is being done, and is impressed with the curb ramps, wheelchair parking signs, and even the amenities in the hotels he’s stayed in. “I’d say they’re better than anything anywhere else in the world,” he boasts. “The washrooms, the way that the entrances are, all of the features that you’d need, the height of the bed, everything was almost like it was custom made for me.” Sullivan also praised the Lido for being accessible, and even levelling an angled part of its floor, calling its awareness of accessibility needs “stunning”. – Advertisement -However, the biggest problem Sullivan found with visiting the Energetic City was the lack of wheelchair accessible taxis. He assumed he would be able to show up at the North Peace Airport and call a cab, but instead had to use Chair of the Mayor’s Disability Advisory Committee Lori Slater’s accessible van during his tour. “Not everybody can drive, for one thing, not everybody has access to a car at all times, especially visitors coming in,” he points out. “If you’ve got a convention of so many hundred people, it’s quite likely that someone’s going to have a disability.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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Klopp knew Alisson blunder was coming

first_imgHowever, the visitors gave Leicester hope when Alisson was caught trying to dribble past Kelechi Iheanacho and the Nigerian squared for Rachid Ghezzal to score the first goal Liverpool have conceded this season.Klopp warned after last weekend’s 1-0 win over Brighton that he wasn’t happy with some of Alisson’s risk taking when trying to play out from the back.“We all have to learn from that, not just him. It was clear from last week that I thought it would happen. I didn’t think it would happen during the next match but we could have cleared twice the situation before,” said Klopp.“He knows it was his mistake of course, he’s man enough to accept that. I told him the best game to do it was this one, because we won it. It’s all fine now and we’ve ticked that box as well.“We don’t need to play all the balls back to Alisson, but he showed how cool he was after that when the crowd was trying to make him nervous.”Despite a perfect start in terms of points, Liverpool are still to hit the heights they did in the second half of last season in reaching the Champions League final.However, midfielder James Milner hailed the reds’ new-found ability to grind out results, which will be needed if they are to dethrone champions Manchester City and deliver a first Premier League title to Anfield for 29 years.“Massive (result). It wasn’t a good performance in most aspects; pressing defending, keeping the ball, it was tough work. Sometimes in the Premier League you have got to win ugly and we did that,” said Milner.“We are in as good a position as we can be after four games, won them all. But it is a long season, a lot more to improve. I’m pleased with how we have defended, but there is more to come from this team. It is early days, no one has hit top gear.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Alisson was caught out with the ball at his feet to allow Leicester to score © AFP / Adrian DENNISLeicester, United Kingdom, Sep 1 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he expected a blunder from new £65 million goalkeeper Alisson Becker, but hopes the Brazilian number one and the rest of his side learned their lesson in winning 2-1 at Leicester on Saturday.Klopp’s men moved to the top of the Premier League with a perfect record of four wins from four games thanks to first-half goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.last_img read more