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U.S. networks suspend Charlie Rose after sex harassment allegations

(Reuters) – CBS and other networks yesterday suspended Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent American interviewers, after eight women told the Washington Post he sexually harassed them and prompted Rose to apologize for his “inappropriate behaviour.” PBS and Bloomberg said in statements they were suspending Rose’s signature interview show, distributed on both outlets, citing the allegations in the newspaper story.

President Granger intervenes…

Rugby teams set to compete at RANs Sevens tourney in Mexico this weekend

The Guyana government stepped in on Friday and bailed the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) out of its financial predicament allowing for the male and female rugby teams to compete at this year’s Rugby America’s North (RAN) 7s Championship this weekend in Mexico.

Lebanon’s Hezbollah denies sending weapons to Yemen

BEIRUT,  (Reuters) – The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah said yesterday his Iran-backed group had not sent any weapons to Yemen and denied that it was behind the firing of a ballistic missile at Riyadh from Yemeni territory held by Tehran-allied Houthi forces.

Sri Lanka hold on for draw after Kohli masterclass

KOLKATA, (Reuters) – India’s captain Virat Kohli staved off the threat of defeat before their fast bowlers ensured the hosts finished on a high in the drawn opening test against Sri Lanka in an enthralling final day at the Eden Gardens yesterday.

‘Guinness Goal’ among new innovations

——as Guinness Greatest of the Streets Georgetown zone prepares for kickoff

The 2017 edition of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ George-town Championship was officially launched yesterday at the Thirst Park Sports Club.

Witness in U.S. FIFA trial describes off-books payments to soccer officials

NEW YORK, (Reuters) – A government witness in the U.S. corruption trial related to soccer’s world-governing body FIFA testified yesterday about millions of dollars paid to former soccer officials in exchange for broadcasting and sponsorship rights for international tournaments, all logged in a secret spreadsheet.

Fruta Conquerors edge NA United in GFF Elite League

Fruta Conquerors defeated New Amsterdam (NA) United while holders Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and Western Tigers battled to a stalemate when Season III of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) ‘Elite League’ commenced on Sunday.

Narine, Gayle hammer half-centuries in contrasting results

DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – Sunil Narine smashed an entertaining half-century but it was his West Indies teammate Chris Gayle’s first of the Bangladesh Premier League in only his second appearance that took the headlines, as it spurred Rangpur Riders to a seven-run victory over Sylhet Riders here yesterday.

Wilson returned as EBFA president

Former acting president of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Franklin Wilson was returned as East Bank Football Association (EBFA) president at the Annual General Meeting on Sunday.

UG student/athletes off to UDUAL Games in Curacao

-UG Vice Chancellor Dr. Ivelaw Griffith urges them to be good ambassadors

Some 41 student/athletes from the University of Guyana (UG) are set to depart Guyana today and tomorrow for the Organization of Universities of Latin American and Caribbean (UDUAL) Games in Curacao.

Grenada’s Daniel flexes way to Stage of Champions overall title

——Suriname’s Tjon-A-San, Guyana’s Campbell also among winners

If you are a fan of mass and aesthetics then Saturday night at the Theatre Guild was the place to be since some of the best bodies in the Region took the stage to do battle in what turned out to be a fantastic evening.