Sometimes Satiricus enjoyed his job as a newshound. Here it was he’d gotten the chance to see the future, and to be honest with himself, he rather enjoyed it. His editor had sent him to cover the Big “Oil Summit” at the Marriott, and right off the bat he was impressed: he had to be ‘accredited”!! Normally, when the local business big-wigs have their “summits”, you could just show up and – BINGO!! – you were in!As he swaggered into the Back Street Bar, he was humming the tagline “Money in the land with the Yankee dollar bill!!” from the old Merrymen cover of “Big, Big Bamboo!”“Eh! Eh! Sato bai!! Like yuh get lucky or wha?!” exclaimed Cappo as Satiricus dropped into his seat.“Yankee dallah bill?” enquired Bungi. “Like yuh get money fram far-in or wha’??”“Better than that, fellas!!” exclaimed Satiricus. “Better than that!!”“What could be better than money from foreign?” asked Hari. “You win the Lotto?”“Even better, fellas!” said Satiricus as he took a swig of his beer. “My leaders Nagga Man and Rum Jhaat, with the help of Trot Man, have brought the good life to Guyana!!”“Like yuh run-aff again, Sato!” accused Bungi. “Yuh leadah dem fyah six t’ousan suga-worka and abee get “good life”??”“Fellas, I just came back from the Oil Summit,” said Satiricus breathlessly. “And you should see all these big-time foreign executives with their PowerPoint presentations!! It’s like we’re in America!!”“Oh!!” said Cappo. “Suh hummuch a dem guh hyaah Guyanese?”“Yes!” exclaimed Bungi indignantly. “Las’ week abee bin a de Jaab Fair and 800 people put dong dem name. Yuh know how much a dem get wuk?”“No!” admitted Satiricus.“NONE!” said Bungi. “Suh me, too, wan’ fuh know if de Summit gat jab fuh abee!”“Well, it’ll take time, you know,” said Satiricus slowly.“Sato, my friend, these foreigners are here to get jobs for themselves,” said Hari. “Your leaders must make sure they create jobs for us.”“Suh abee gat fuh wait fuh de “good life”, Sato?” asked Cappo.Satiricus became quiet.
The Queens Atlantic Investment Incorporated (QAII) has offered its support to the management and staff of Gafoors Houston Complex, which was destroyed by fire on Monday.In a statement issued on Tuesday, Queens Atlantic said Gafoors, both as a company and its owners Mr and Mrs Sattaur Gafoor have, for decades, stood out like a beacon in the business community in terms of their commitment to the development of the country, private business and to principled business practices.“As a company we offer our support in the rebuilding of Gafoors in whatever way we can,” stated Chairman of the QA companies, Dr Ranjisinghi Ramroop.
FILE – First-placed Russia’ Mariya Lasitskene competes in the Women’s high jump during the IAAF Diamond League competition on September 6, 2019 in Brussels. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)MOSCOW — The suspended Russian track federation is sending a team of 29 competitors to the world championships in Qatar, where they will compete as neutral athletes.High jumper Mariya Lasitskene is the only reigning world champion among the group. Lasitskene has jumped a world leading 2.06 meters this season but has failed to clear 2 meters at four of her last five events.ADVERTISEMENT Other medal contenders include Sergei Shubenkov, the 2015 world champion in the 110-meter hurdles, and high jumpers Mikhail Akimenko and Ilya Ivanyuk.Many Russian athletes with past doping bans were not cleared to compete, including race walker Elena Lashmanova, the world leader in the 20-kilometer event this year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City LATEST STORIES Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Blackwater falls to Seoul in Terrific 12 opener LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption ‘People evacuated on their own’ MOST READ View comments LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down
‘People evacuated on their own’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. More than 40 quakes hound areas reeling from Taal Volcano’s eruption Pagasa sees cloudy skies, scattered rain showers in volcanic eruption-hit areas Air quality in NCR now improving after Taal ashfall Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas PLAY LIST 01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption ‘People evacuated on their own’ Apart from being a SEA Games gold medalist, Tsukii is also a 2018 Asian Games bronze medalist.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ The 28-year-old Tsukii secured the bronze medal after a 2-1 win over Shara Hubrich of Germany.Tsukii missed a shot at a gold after falling to Venezuela’s Yorgelis Salazar, 5-7.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Serap Ozcelik of Turkey ruled the category after turning back Salazar, 7-3, in the final.Tsukii’s quest for a ticket to the Tokyo Olympics continues later this month when she tests her mettle in the Karate1-Premier League in Paris, France beginning January 24 to 26. FILE – The Philippines’ Junna Tsukii (red) goes up against Vietnam’s Dinh Thi Huong (blue) during the women’s kumite -50 kg final of the 30th Southeast Asian Games. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonFilipino-Japanese karateka Junna Tsukii took home another medal just one month after winning the gold in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.Tsukii on Sunday bagged the bronze in the Female Kumite -50kg event in the Karate 1-Series A, which is an Olympic qualifier, in Santiago, Chile.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist View comments Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record high Dave Ildefonso thanks NU, makes Ateneo return official LATEST STORIES
The Gunners can draw some comfort from the fact that the Udinese squad that lit up Italy last season has since been weakened by the departures of Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez, Colombian defender Cristian Zapata, and Swiss midfielder Gokhan Inler.Nevertheless, the pressure is on Arsene Wenger’s side to claim a positive result in Tuesday’s first-leg at the Emirates Stadium before travelling to Italy for the return.The pressure is arguably even greater on four-time European champions Bayern Munich as they prepare to take on FC Zurich.Jupp Heynckes has endured an unconvincing start to his latest spell in charge of the Bavarians, but with this season’s Champions League final being held at Munich’s Allianz Arena they are targeting a run all the way to the final.However, the 2010 runners-up may be missing injury-plagued Dutch winger Arjen Robben for the first-leg after he sat out Saturday’s Bundesliga win at Wolfsburg.Zurich travel to Germany for Wednesday’s clash buoyed by a 2-1 domestic win at Basel on Saturday.Lyon are hoping to take their place in the group stage for the 12th consecutive season, but with the French club going through a period of transition, they could scarcely have asked for a tougher draw than Rubin Kazan of Russia.Lyon need a good result at the Stade de Gerland before the return leg in Tatarstan, and new coach Remi Garde is upbeat despite seeing his side struggle to a 1-1 draw against unfancied Ajaccio in Ligue 1 on Saturday.“My lads got the minimum acceptable result from the evening and their performance pleased me,” said former Lyon and Arsenal player Garde after the game.“The match waiting for us in the Champions League on Tuesday night is shaping up as a similar encounter only tougher and more defensive.”Rubin are already two-thirds of the way through their domestic season and so should be the sharper side.However, they have selection problems, with Alexander Ryazantsev, Carlos Eduardo, Cristian Ansaldi and Alexander Orekhov all carrying injuries.Fourth in Spain’s Primera Liga last season, Villarreal are favourites to beat Odense of Denmark despite losing Santi Cazorla to Malaga over the summer.Other stand-out ties include two-time European champions Benfica at Twente Enschede of the Netherlands and FC Copenhagen — who reached the last 16 last season – against Czech champions Viktoria Plzen.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal’s failure to finish higher than fourth in last season’s Premier League came back to haunt them when they were drawn to face Serie A surprise package Udinese in their two-legged play-off.The London club endured a difficult summer marred by uncertainty surrounding the futures of star duo Cesc Fabregas, who finally sealed a deal with Barcelona late Sunday, and Samir Nasri, and fan concerns were hardly eased by their team’s performance in drawing 0-0 at Newcastle on the opening day of the Premier League season.
Ray Stubbs is joined in the studio by The Independent’s Michael Calvin and The Times’ Alyson Rudd to discuss all of the latest sporting action.This week, the Press Pass team discuss all of the weekend’s Premier League and Championship action, including Chelsea’s title win and Bournemouth’s promotion to the top flight.
7. Tomas Kalas (on loan at Fulham) – Kalas is another defender Conte will be keeping an eye on. The 23-year-old spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough, featuring regularly under Aitor Karanka to help fire Boro to the Premier League. Hes now similarly thriving at Fulham, having made 16 starts in the Championship. With it being his fifth loan spell at Chelsea, though, the Czech Republic internationals frustration will be growing over his future at Stamford Bridge. This season could be make or break for his career with the Blues. 7 7 7 4. Bertrand Traore (on loan at Ajax) – Guus Hiddink threw Traore into senior action at the end of last season for Chelsea, with the young forward getting his name on the scoresheet twice in the Premier League and the FA Cup. Conte, though, believed a loan move to be best for him this term, and hes been enjoying himself at Ajax. In 13 appearances hes got four goals, thriving in a wide attacking role on the right flank for the Dutch outfit. Hes developing well and will have his eye on a return to the senior fold in London. 5. Lewis Baker (on loan at Vitesse) – Baker is into his second season with Vitesse, where he is really suggesting hes one for the future at Stamford Bridge. The 21-year-old made 31 appearances for the Dutch side last term, scoring five goals and registering four assists from midfield. He looks to have improved further this time around, netting seven in 17 starts. He seems to be focused on getting crucial first team experience away from Chelsea for now, but could soon be given his chance in the Premier League. Antonio Conte expressed his desire to give youth a chance at Chelsea by bravely recalling Nathan Ake early from his season-long loan deal at Bournemouth.The Blues’ academy has long been a huge source of frustration, with the last player from their youth setup going on to establish a place in the first-team being John Terry.But it seems Conte is eager to put an end to Chelsea’s worrying habit of dismissing young talent.Ake could now play a key role in the Premier League’s title race, but which other of the club’s 37 on-loan players should be attracting the interest of the Blues’ senior coaches?Scroll through the gallery above to check out eight other on-loan starlets Conte might be wise to consider for his future first-team squad. 7 2. Andreas Christensen (on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach) – Christensen is into the second season of a two-year loan deal at Monchengladbach, which has hugely lifted his reputation in Europe. The centre back took no time at all to settle with the Bundesliga outfit, making 36 appearances in his first campaign and being voted the clubs Player of the Season. Some were hopeful he may be recalled early in the summer, but he remains a key player to the German side. As question marks over Gary Cahill refuse to subside, Christensen is well worth considering for Contes back three. 7 7 7 6. Christian Atsu (on loan at Newcastle United) – Atsu has proved a handy player for Rafael Benitez. The 24-year-old isnt a regular starter, but hes certainly played a role in helping the Magpies to second in the Championship. Hes got three goals in 16 appearances so far, and will be eager to add to his tally in the hope of further catching the eye of Conte. He might be some way off first team action at Stamford Bridge, but the tricky midfielder could be an exciting attacking option to consider. 3. Kasey Palmer (on loan at Huddersfield Town) – Its Palmers first taste of senior action this season and hes really grasped his opportunity with both hands. The 20-year-old scored the winner on the opening day of the campaign, with his first touch, in a 2-1 victory over Brentford and has added three more goals to his tally since. Hes made 15 starts and come on from the bench seven times for the Terriers, making a serious impression on manager David Wagner. The future looks bright for Palmer. 1. Tammy Abraham (on loan at Bristol City) – click the arrow above, right, to check out more Chelsea loanees Antonio Conte should be keeping a close eye on – Theres no doubt which of Chelseas loanees has made the biggest impression so far this season. With 17 goals in all competitions for Bristol City (14 in the Championship and three in the League Cup), the 19-year-old has proved an outstanding addition to Lee Johnsons team. While some will draw on the now almost forgotten Patrick Bamfords similar campaign in the second-tier only a few seasons ago, Abraham could be the real deal. His movement and natural goalscoring instinct has been widely praised, and Conte would certainly be wise to make the most of the teens confidence in the summer.
Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. SCV Rose Society 13th annual Rose Show, 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Castaic Union School District, 28131 Livingston Ave., Valencia. Call Kitty Belendez at (661) 296-5033. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” will be presented, 1 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $11-$14 for adults and $9-$11 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Scary Movie Night for individuals with mental diabilities, 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday at the LETMESAIL Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 28304 Constellation Road, Valencia. Call (661) 702-8555. Grateful Dudes will perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Share Life will give people the opportunity to donate blood to Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and/or food and toiletry items to the Hunger Defense Fund, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at La Mesa Junior High, 26623 May Way, Canyon Country. Sponsored by Heart of the Canyons church. Call (661) 255-7246, Ext. 510. Bow Wows & Meows Pet Fair will feature dogs and cats available for adoption and pet-related vendors and information booths, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at William S. Hart Park 24151 N. San Fernando Road, Newhall.Call (661) 297-5961 or visit www.bowwowsandmeows.org. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Taco-A-Thon will benefit Campus After Dark, noon-3 p.m. Sunday at the home of Jerry and Leah Randall, 30431 Star Canyon Road, Castaic. Call (661) 373-4073 or visit www.campusafterdark,org. Songs and Folktales from Around the World will feature music, puppetry and magic tricks, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. Friends of the Santa Clarita Master Chorale concert will benefit the Santa Clarita Master Chorale, 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Tickets: $25. Call (661) 254-8886. Light the Night Walk will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 7 p.m. Sunday at Bridgeport Park, 23520 Bridgeport Lane, Valencia. Call (310) 846-4721. Healthy hike, 8 a.m. every Tuesday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Drumming around the World will feature drums and drumming from different cultures, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Newhall Library, 22704 W. 9th St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-0750. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at email@example.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA, 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Lombardi Ranch is open to the public, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays at 29527 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 296-8697. Senior Cinema will present “Friendly Persuasion,” 2:15 p.m. today at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Suggested donation: $1. Call (661) 259-9444. Movies to Talk About will feature “30 Days: Muslim in America,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Vincenzo’s Pizza, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-7866 or visit www.UUofSCV.org. Home and Business Expo, 5-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 15 in the parking lot at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call Heather Sarge at (661) 702-6977. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsSierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will hold a Black Cat & Chili Challenge Dance, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 257-4801. “Terror By Gaslight” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays (except Oct. 22) through Oct. 28 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $11-$14 for adults and $9-$11 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. “Proof” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyonnature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953.
SIMI VALLEY – The holiday decorating season arrived in a big way last week with the opening of the Christmas Around the World exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and the lighting Saturday evening of a 70-foot-tall pine tree at the Simi Valley Town Center. The open Mediterranean-village atmosphere of the Town Center and the multistory Air Force One exhibit at the Reagan Library offer unique venues for viewing the elaborate Christmas decorations on display locally. In fact, the holiday season is one of the most popular times of year at the library, where more than 8,000 visitors arrived on the weekend after Thanksgiving last year. There were so many visitors that officials had to halt ticket sales early so that all of the visitors could walk through Air Force One before closing time. For more information, go online to www.reaganlibrary.com. firstname.lastname@example.org (805) 583-7602160Want 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 MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’This year’s Town Center tree has been decorated with about 10,000 ornaments and 10,000 lights, bringing its weight up to about 12,000 pounds, organizers said. It came from Mount Shasta, and 10 seedlings were planted in its place. It will remain up until New Year’s Eve. Meanwhile, the Reagan Library is offering its largest display of trees ever, including 26 to represent 26 countries Reagan visited while in office. There are also 12 themed trees, including the Nutcracker Tree, the White House Tree and the Santa Claus Tree. Menorahs never seen on display before will be featured in a special exhibit. Because the “Christmas Around the World” exhibit is inside the Air Force One Pavilion, regular museum admission applies to visit the trees, which will be on display through Jan. 7.
Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets TOP WORK LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 1 LATEST The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:16Loaded: 12.90%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:16 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Leeds have been linked with a stunning move for legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.The 41-year-old left Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month following the end of his contract, but he is not yet ready to call it a day. Getty Images – Getty LIVING THE DREAM And according to reports in Italy, the Championship club are among several clubs interested in signing the Juventus icon.Italian publication Coirriere della Sera reports that Portuguese giants Porto and Brazilian club Fluminense are also showing interest.Buffon spent one season at PSG following 17 years at Juventus and announced his departure earlier this month. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer moving on Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? three-way race Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Leeds ahve reportedly joined the race to sign Buffon “Ernest Hemingway wrote that there are only two places in the world where people can live happily: at home and in Paris,’ he said.“Today onwards, this will also apply to me: Paris, in some way, will always remain my home.“Twelve months ago, I arrived at Paris Saint-Germain filled with enthusiasm, welcomed by the incredible warmth of the fans. It was really moving. Thank you, once again, from the bottom of my heart.” Fans flock into Cairo Stadium for the opening game of the African Cup of Nations Leeds will need to pick themselves up following a bitterly disappointing season.The Whites looked all-but certain to go up after a blistering start to the campaign, before a string of poor results meant they missed out on automatic promotion.They spurned a two-goal aggregate advantage over Derby in a dramatic play-off semi-final defeat – and their 15-year exile from the Premier League continues.