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first_imgHamilton retires as Vettel wins SINGAPORE (CMC): Leader Lewis Hamilton retired for the first time this year as Sebastian Vettel sped to victory in the Singapore Grand Prix yesterday. He suffered a loss of power while running fourth, before dropping down the field and was told to retire. Hamilton’s championship lead was cut to 41 points by his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg who finished fourth. Hamilton, whose paternal grandparents hail from Grenada, and Rosberg ran fifth and sixth in the opening stint, unable to keep up with the Ferraris and Red Bulls ahead. Vettel took his third win of the year in dominant style, controlling the race from start to finish as two safety cars led to hectic action behind. ‘Too much too early for Holder’ PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Former West Indies Test opener Philo Wallace has disagreed with the decision to appoint Jason Holder Test captain and believes the responsibility will prove too much of a burden for the young player. Wallace said Holder had displayed leadership potential but warned that the new responsibility was a premature move by selectors. “Jason has shown good leadership qualities so far but I think to put him as Test captain at the age of 23 is just not right,” the Trinidad Guardian quoted Wallace as saying on the CRICKET360 show here. “Jason has a tremendous amount to offer West Indies cricket but we must be careful that we don’t push him too soon, which I think is what is happening here.” Holder will lead the Test squad for the first time when they travel to face Sri Lanka in two Tests starting next month. Richards gives Holder thumbs up ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Iconic former West Indies captain Sir Vivian Richards has hailed Jason Holder’s elevation to the Test captaincy and says it will be crucially important the 23-year-old gets the respect of his squad. And the former master batsman also rejected the idea that Holder was too young and inexperienced to carry the responsibility of the position. “Well, I have heard maybe that some folks are suggesting that he is too young, but it is better to start at that particular age,” said Sir Viv, who never lost a series as Test captain. “And if he gets lucky enough and we are successful, you have a long successful period of your captain being in place rather than the chopping and changing on a regular basis.” He added: “I believe that this individual does have the ability. Certainly, he comes over very well and you hear about the respect factor you get from other members of the dressing room and that is of vital importance because when you have that respect, it is amazing.”last_img read more

CH&PA halts construction of gas station on Govt reserve

first_imgThe Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) issued a cease work notice to the Guyana Tractor and Equipment Company to terminate an unauthorised construction project that is taking place on Government reserve at Plot HN Industrial Reserve, Plantation Ruimveldt, Georgetown.The order was issued to proprietor of the equipment company, Shamnarine Narine, to cease all activities (development/construction work) with immediate effect under the Town and Country Planning Act, Chapter 20:01 of the laws of Guyana.According to the CH&PA, Narine on April 30, 2018, submitted an application to the CH&PA for full approval of planning permission to erect a two-storeyed building (25’ – 0 x 55’ -0) for commercial use as a convenience store on the ground floor and offices on the first floor and to install four fuel pumps and three underground tanks for Kerosene, Gasoline and Diesoline for use as a petrol station.On May 11, 2018, the Convenience Store and offices were recommended for approval on condition that the developer amended plans in accordance with recommendations from the Public Infrastructure Ministry indicating no access from Mandela Avenue.The CH&PA later disapproved the application after they detected that the site is not suitable for such development. Even though the approval was not given, the contractor continued construction works on the site.The disapproval of the application came after residents of the Shirley Field-Ridley Square, South Ruimveldt, in a petition to the agency rejected the construction of the gas station and the convenience store and offices and also since it cannot be accessed from Mandela Avenue, which is the main thoroughfare.The notice was signed for and received by an excavator operator, who is employed by Narine and working on the site.Additionally, the proposed means of access (Plumbaggo Street and the roadway) are minor streets that cannot serve as means of ingress and egress since they are not suitable and inappropriate, the CH&PA said on Saturday.Further, according to the agency, it is concerned with the destruction that was caused to the road and road shoulders by heavy-duty equipment used by Narine to drive piles into the ground.last_img read more

Bryant’s sore wrist is serious concern

first_imgBy Elliott Teaford STAFF WRITER Add another name to the roll of the injured. Kobe Bryant injured his right wrist during the Lakers’ 21-point exhibition loss to the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night. He received treatment Wednesday and said he hoped he could play in Friday’s exhibition finale against the Sacramento Kings in Las Vegas. Forward Luke Walton did not play Tuesday because of a strained right hip, but he might be ready to play Friday against the Kings. All of which leaves the Lakers in a precarious position, what with opening night rapidly approaching. The Lakers picked up a practice today when their exhibition rematch against the Jazz in San Diego was canceled because of wildfires in the area. However, Bryant is unsure what to expect when the Lakers start the season. “It’s tough to say because we haven’t had our core guys out there, so it’s kind of tough to gauge,” he said. “We have a lot of young players still trying to find their way through the offense, through the system. It’s tough. We were all hopeful that (Odom) would be ready for the start of the season, but we have get him healthy.” Bynum booster Lakers coach Phil Jackson didn’t want to answer a question about teenage center Andrew Bynum’s defensive improvement during training camp. Bynum had three blocks and six of his eight rebounds came on the defensive end Tuesday against Utah. “Don’t ask me that,” Jackson said with a chuckle. “It’s just a situation where I want him to remain positive.” Jackson paused briefly before continuing. “His offense is really coming along,” he said. “His teammates are finding him. I’ll point out to him, `If your teammates are finding you for those easy dunks underneath the basket, then you’ve got to help them out at the other end of the floor. It’s your responsibility as a center.’ He hasn’t quite grasped how indebted he is to these other guys from that standpoint. That’s a learning process.” Jackson then delivered the goods. “(Tuesday,) was one of his and our better defensive games,” he said. Because of the injuries to Brown and Mihm, Bynum might be the leading candidate to become the Lakers’ starting center – at least to start the season. Starting lineup shuffle Jackson said he might alter his starting lineup for Friday’s exhibition, and those might be the five players who start in Tuesday’s opener against the Houston Rockets. “I might put Luke in there instead of (Vladimir Radmanovic),” Jackson said. “I might put Kwame in there instead of Chris. Those are the changes. (Opening night’s lineup) would probably be the lineup I start on Friday, but you can’t guarantee that.” Look for a starting five Friday of Bryant and Derek Fisher at the guards, Walton and Ronny Turiaf at the forwards and perhaps Brown or Bynum at center. If they click, you can expect Jackson to start them against the Rockets on Tuesday. elliott.teaford@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Bryant has spent much of training camp monitoring tendinitis in his left knee, but his wrist injury is the first serious setback he’s suffered this month. “My knee is OK, but my wrist isn’t too good,” he said. Bryant’s wrist injury might not be much of a concern for him and the Lakers if not for a lengthy list of injuries to other starters and potential starters. Forward Lamar Odom has been ruled out of opening night Tuesday because he hasn’t recovered sufficiently from offseason left shoulder surgery. Odom is not expected to play for another two weeks, which means he might miss four games. Centers Kwame Brown (left ankle and right shoulder) and Chris Mihm (right ankle) have played only limited minutes during exhibitions because they’re slowly rebounding from surgeries. last_img