Pirates Track Results At Warren Central Relays

first_imgThe Boys Track and Field team traveled to the Warren Central Relays Thursday evening and performed well within the tough competition. Ben Davis was the overall champion on the evening. The Pirates will now turn their attention to the EIAC meet next Thursday at East Central High SchoolVarsity – Mens Team Scores.     1. Ben Davis 102; 2. Warren Central 92; 3. Franklin Central 56; 4. Indianapolis Bishop …43; 5. Southport 30; 6. East Central 21; 7. Shelbyville 15; 8.Greensburg 9.http://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=261403#16950The highest finishing relay was a 4th place by the Long Jump duo of Devin Ruble and Joey Woods. The discus duo of Tanner Yonts and Dylan Cain finished 5th. Placing 6th were the Distance Medley (Reid McClintic, Michael Back, Kevin Johnson, Jared Hasselbring), 4×1600 (same squad as DMR and PR’s for Back and Johnson) and the 4×800 team (McClintic, Back, Johnson and Louis Moore).Courtesy of Pirates Coach Mike Myers.last_img read more

Stewart to lead Young Windies on southern Africa tour

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Emmanuel Stewart will have five new caps to lead when the West Indies Under-19 squad embark on a tour of southern Africa in July.The West Indies Cricket Board yesterday announced a 15-member squad that will take on South Africa in five Youth One-day Internationals and Zimbabwe in three.“The squad is well balanced with a number of multi-dimensional players which will provide depth in all departments,” said head coach Graeme West.“This team is still very young in comparison with the previous squad, but it’s already a very united group that works well together and has a great desire to learn and improve.”Stewart and vice-captain Kirstan Kallicharran are the only two remaining members from the World Cup-winning squad of last year.The new players are: Trinidad & Tobago left-handed batsman and part-time off-spinner Keegan Simmons, nephew of former West Indies batsman and head coach Phil Simmons and cousin of West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons; Guyanese wicketkeeper/batsman Joshua Persaud, along with pacer Cephas Cooper of Trinidad & Tobago, Darren Nedd from Grenada, and Barbadian Nyeem Young.The remaining eight players were part of the team that played in the Regional Super50 Tournament in January/February in Antigua, including Bhaskar Yadram.The slow bowling all-rounder from Guyana is the only player in the squad that has moved on to make his first-class debut, playing for reigning three-time Regional 4-Day champions Guyana Jaguars against Leeward Islands Hurricanes last April.The WICB said in a media release that the tours were being undertaken as part of the team’s build-up to the ICC Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand from January 12 to February 4 next year.“We are going to give 15 talented, young players the opportunity to represent West Indies, experience touring overseas and to play Youth Internationals,” said West.“We learnt a great deal about a number of the players in the WICB Regional Super50. This will be another opportunity to find out which players have the skill-sets to perform consistently at this level and establish who will stand up when put under pressure by quality opponents.”West said the objectives for the tour is to win both series and establish the patterns of play and combinations that will be taken into the World Cup.“We will want to see growth and improvement in every game we play and we will want contributions from all members of the squad, so it will be important that the team acclimatise quickly and get off to a good start,” he said.Squad:Emmanuel Stewart (captain), Kirstan Kallicharran (vice-captain), Te-Shawn Alleyne, Alick Athanaze, Joshua Bishop, Cephas Cooper, Mykile Louis, Darren Nedd, Matthew Patrick, Joshua Persaud, Jeavor Royal, Kegan Simmons, Jeavier Spencer, Bhaskar Yadram, Nyeem YoungITINERARYWest Indies Under-19s to South AfricaJULYTuesday 4 – Tour Match vs South Africa Under-19 XI – Varsity Oval, Durban.Thursday 6 – Tour Match vs Kwa-Zulu Natal Academy – Varsity Oval.Sunday 9 – First Youth ODI – Chatsworth Oval, Durban.Wedbesday 12 – Second Youth ODI – Pietermaritzburg Oval, Pietermaritzburg.Friday 14 – Third Youth ODI – Pietermaritzburg Oval.Sunday 16 – Fourth Youth ODI – Pietermaritzburg Oval.Wednesday 19 – Fifth Youth ODI – Chatsworth Oval.West Indies Under-19s to ZimbabweJULYSunday 23 – First Youth ODI – Venue to be decided.Wednesday 26 – Second Youth ODI – Venue to be decided.Saturday 29 – Third Youth ODI – Venue to be decided.last_img read more

Transfer: Real Madrid Plan Big for Mbappe Swoop

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram ​Real Madrid’s transfer budget for the coming year has been revealed after club delegates met to approve the club’s financial accounts – with a plan in place to try and lure Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain.News of the war chest at Zinedine Zidane’s disposal comes only a few weeks since the end of the summer transfer window, a period which saw Los Blancos splash out just shy of a whopping £280m.Nevertheless, despite the significant outlay, there still appears to be plenty of money in the bank after ​AS disclosed the details of the aforementioned financial accounts. While the cash parted with was significant, the club did also recoup money to the tune of £117m by selling fringe stars such as Mateo Kovacic and Marcos Llorente. All in all though, the Spanish publication report that  € 156m (£139m) is available to the club in liquid assets, while a further  € 285m (£254m) is available in credit. The credit in question is  a loan which ​Madrid  have been offered that bears highly favourable interest rates and conditions, should they be willing to splash out on any large-scale investment. This credit is  separate  from the loan arrangement the club have in place to redevelop their Santiago Bernabeu stadium.With a wealth of funding made available to Zidane to invest, it opens the door for Los Blancos to make a big-money ‘Galactico’ addition next year. AS claim the player in question is almost certainly ​Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain, who they state would be easily affordable with only the player’s willingness the necessary hurdle to overcome.It seems as if  Madrid have a  plan in motion to make the deal  achievable , by trying to  persuade  Mbappe not to renew his current deal with PSG which runs out in June 2022.In doing so, the French outfit would then be obliged to either offer him a new deal, or sell him before he runs down his contract which finishes in J une 2022. That would mean that next summer, the French club would be obliged to offer him a new deal or sell him before he is able to run down his contract and eventually leave on a free – a move that would allow Madrid to pounce.​Neymar is also mentioned, but that could prove problematic due to the player’s desire to return to Barcelona over their La Liga rivals, coupled with growing injury concerns over the Brazilian, leaving Mbappe as the primary target.center_img Kylian Mbappe,last_img read more

OPENING DAZE: No. 12 Syracuse drops season opener to Albany in double overtime

first_img Published on February 17, 2013 at 10:06 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+ The ball spent the majority of the first overtime rocking back and forth, in and out of JoJo Marasco’s stick. It spent all but five seconds of the first sudden-death frame under Syracuse control.After Albany dominated the majority of regulation, the Great Danes didn’t control the ball with any attacking intent until 3:24 in the second overtime.Lyle Thompson cradled the ball in the corner after an Albany timeout and sprinted straight at David Hamlin. He dodged inside of his left shoulder and beelined for the crease. Bobby Wardwell and Brian Megill met him at the doorstep, leaving Miles Thompson to be covered by an SU midfielder that never arrived.Lyle Thompson tossed the ball across the crease to Miles Thompson, who placed his shot right through the middle of Wardwell’s goal.“These guys drew it up,” Albany head coach Scott Marr said after the game, pointing to brothers Miles and Lyle Thompson and their cousin Ty Thompson.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut for most of the No. 12 Orange’s (0-1) 16-15 double-overtime home loss, SU was the team scrambling. Seemingly caught off guard by a first quarter AU onslaught, SU never led, struggled to contain Albany inside and only stayed alive off a pair of second-half runs. When SU did control the game it didn’t finish, ensuring defeat before a crowd of 4,130 at the Carrier Dome.The game plan was simple enough: force Albany to win with its midfield. The Great Danes couldn’t, but hardly needed to.“At halftime we went in and talked about staying with our original game plan and knowing who their players are, especially those three guys,” said SU head coach John Desko, referring to the Thompsons.SU trailed 8-5 at the break, at which point the Thompsons had scored or assisted on all but one of Albany’s goals. Though the Great Danes struck first, the Orange rattled off four unanswered to tie the game at 9-9.Marasco keyed the run, dodging in from the X to bounce an equalizer past Albany’s Blaze Riorden just two minutes into the third quarter. His unassisted goal lit a fire under the Orange, spurring a four-goal, five-minute run SU spent darting around Riorden’s goal, pulling defenders in and out, firing at the openings it tore in Albany’s defense.After Scott Loy knifed through the visitors’ defense with 7:55 remaining in the third, Marr called a timeout to stop the bleeding.“It was 0-0, it was 9-9. We said there was 22 minutes left, we said we just had to win the next 22 minutes, keep playing our game,” Marr said he told his players. “It was a game of runs, we’re going to go on our run.”The Thompsons’ show resumed within a minute.Lyle Thompson beat Megill and finished to Wardwell’s right at 6:51. Miles Thompson escaped a Megill-Joe Fazio double team in the corner of the marching band end zone to get the Great Danes cycling into their offense. That possession ended with Lyle Thompson dishing right over Steve Ianzito to Ty Thompson to put Albany up 11-9.The wheels were spinning off again for SU, and only more heroics from Marasco – he finished with three goals and five assists – quelled the Albany tide as the captain turned Doug Eich and scored from 15 yards out with 12 seconds left in the period.“The coaches realized that they weren’t really sliding, and I’m pretty used to dodging against a pole,” Marasco said. “There was a couple of no-slides and I was able to take a couple good shots.”The fourth quarter belonged to Syracuse and capped a 6-2 run that started with Marasco’s face-saver.Freed up by Albany’s defensive attention to Derek Maltz, Dylan Donahue ran riot as SU looked to make the Great Danes’ early dominance a forgotten blip in an early-season scare. His three goals in six minutes hushed the purple half of the Carrier Dome crowd.SU ran two plays in the final 40 seconds off timeouts. Marasco shot high with 14 seconds left, and a crease scramble ended with the ball stuck on the goal line as regulation expired.By the end of the first overtime Marasco had run at defenders from every angle of the attack. Luke Cometti missed three times on the crease. Loy’s forced shot was saved. Desko’s proverbial chalkboard was emptied. Albany didn’t need one.Miles Thompson pumped his legs on the sideline before the second overtime. He’d been stranded at the restraining line for the entire first, but found himself stranded by SU defenders less than two minutes into the second for the game-winner.“I said to myself, ‘All I need is one chance,’” Thompson said. “They were taking like 10 shots, and I was like, ‘Just give me one chance, that’s all I need.’” Commentslast_img read more

Romelu Lukaku to Critics; I’m Not Finished Yet

first_imgManchester United forward Romelu Lukaku has responded to criticism of his recent dip in form and has told his critics to evaluate his performance when he is a finished article.Lukuka whose move from Everton in the summer cost Manchester United £75m hasn’t scored in his last six matches across all competitions with his last goal coming against Crystal Palace in the Premier League.Though Lukaku who had opened his United account with a rush of goals- scoring 11 goals in his first 11 games has become the target for the boo boys at Old Trafford and has seen steered the wheel for manager Jose Mourinho’s war of words with the home support.In an interview with Thierry Henry the forward said;“I think a lot of people are judging me as the finished article. I’m 24- you can’t judge me as the finished article. I’d rather have a year where I improve, improve, improve rather than going straight to the top and then declining.“I know I have a lot of talent. I can do a lot of stuff, score goals with my left, right and head. But I want to be a creator- I want to have more assists. I want to make sure when my team is having difficulties they can count on me.“I’m on the perfect stage and the perfect age. I want to be a winner and take my career to the next level.”Relatedlast_img read more

Short on shortstops, Los Angeles Dodgers turn to Miguel Rojas

first_imgDoes Rojas have the edge over the other candidates to fill in for Ramirez?“Right now we’re splitting hairs to say which one’s the best or who’s earned what,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “We’ve seen Erisbel a little bit, he does everything a little bit. He’s been flawless when he played. Miguel’s played really well since he’s been in there. Carlos has been for the most part solid. He had the one game where he was a little rough here at the stadium but for the most part he’s been pretty good.”On the disabled list since June 29 with a strained left hamstring, Turner is currently rehabbing in Arizona, “getting 10, 12 at-bats a day so you can keep the guy sharp,” Mattingly said.Figgins reported no pain one day after running the bases at full speed for the first time Thursday. However, Figgins said he felt a “grabbing” sensation when he tries to break into a full sprint. That could keep him from stealing a base, but both he and Mattingly said that Figgins remains “close” to beginning a minor-league rehab assignment.In the meantime, Rojas knows what will keep him in the lineup. “We’ve got plenty of hitters here,” he said, “I have to be that guy who plays good defense.”Ethier, Ramirez sitRamirez was still day-to-day less than 24 hours after receiving an anti-inflammatory injection in the AC joint of his right shoulder Thursday.“He felt like it really kind of relieved everything right away,” Mattingly said. “He had one in Cincinnati that didn’t really do it. It didn’t hit the spot. This one seemed to hit it. Pretty encouraged by that.”Andre Ethier was also held out of the starting lineup due to various bumps and bruises, Mattingly said. Scott Van Slyke started his second straight game in center field.Also …The Dodgers’ starting pitcher for tonight’s game was still listed as “TBA” on Friday afternoon, but Mattingly hinted that Paul Maholm is the leading candidate to start the game. Maholm is 1-4 with a 5.18 ERA. … Carl Crawford could be back in the lineup this weekend against the Padres. “I do look at the next few days as really there’s a start there for him,” Mattingly said. … Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Dee Gordon and Yasiel Puig received their red National League All-Star jerseys on the field prior to the game. … Scott Elbert was set to pitch one inning in a rehab assignment for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday night. The Dodgers’ starting shortstop, Hanley Ramirez, has needed two anti-inflammatory injections the last two months just to stay on the field.Ramirez’s primary backup, Justin Turner, is in Arizona recovering from a hamstring strain. Chone Figgins began the season in the shortstop rotation, but he’s on the disabled list with a strained hip flexor.With Dodger shortstops practically needing their own disabled list, a healthy Miguel Rojas has started four of the last five games. In terms of ultimate zone rating, Rojas is second only to Erisbel Arruebarrena among the six players who have played shortstop this year for the Dodgers. Arruebarrena is currently on the disabled list with a right hip flexor strain.Rojas’ .232 batting average through Thursday is preferable to that of Carlos Triunfel (.143), the club’s other healthy shortstop. Rojas is versatile, too. His UZR at second and third base – albeit in limited time – ranks ahead of every other Dodger. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Dodgers insert Alex Guerrero into lineup to spell ‘frustrated’ Andre Ethier

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “He seemed to be fighting it a little bit lately and was getting a little frustrated,” Mattingly said of Ethier. “I hope to get him some rest. We’ve probably pushed him as hard as anybody as far as playing time. I’ve been seeing a little bit of frustration the last couple of days.”VIDEO: Watch Dodgers manager Don Mattingly explain his rationale for putting Alex Guerrero in for Andre EthierEthier is mired in a 2-for-18 slump in his past six games (.111 average), though the Dodgers overall weren’t lighting up the scoreboard before Sunday.The Dodgers scored just 19 runs over the previous eight games, a paltry average of 2.3 runs per game.Guerrero ranks third on the team in homers (10) and RBIs (29) despite limited at-bats. He also ranks third among all rookies in homers behind teammate Joc Pederson (18) and Tampa Bay’s Steven Souza Jr. (14). He also leads the majors in pinch-hit homers (3) and RBIs (9). Maybe it was time for a change. Or perhaps it was a way to shake a couple of runs out from the Dodgers’ sputtering offense.Dodgers manager Don Mattingly decided to insert pinch-hitter extraordinaire Alex Guerrero into the lineup in the sixth slot, “hoping for him to do his thing.”The move also allowed Mattingly to spell left fielder Andre Ethier on Sunday in the finale of the three-game series against the San Francisco Giants as the Dodgers tried to avert a sweep.Mattingly said he also plans on resting Ethier against Cubs left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada on Monday, giving Ethier back-to-back days off.center_img Guerrero continues to say all the right things, that he is ready to play whenever his number is called and wherever the team needs him. He said he tries to keep a positive mentality.“It’s about concentrating and focusing and being ready to play every day,” Guerrero said in Spanish. “It’s always good to think positive. It’s bad to think things like ‘Why am I not playing’ or ‘Why am I not in the game?’ “A lot of people tell me I have to have a strong mind.”Mattingly spoke to Guerrero about his playing time earlier in the season. Mattingly said the communication was good for both sides and that he doesn’t expect to have to need another conversation about playing time.VIDEO: Watch Dodgers manager Don Mattingly break down early-season meeting with Alex Guerrero about his role and playing time.“He was very respectful and handled himself great. Like a true pro,” Mattingly said. “Obviously you’ve got to speak up for yourself if things aren’t going the way you like them or want them, but he was very respectful that we have a job to do and we have to make decisions that is best for all of us.“I thought the conversation was good as far as being upfront and honest, and the way he handled himself was great.”Rehab roll callThe parade of rehabbing Dodgers pitchers continued on Sunday.Brandon Beachy, trying to rebound from Tommy John surgery, made his second start for triple-A Oklahoma City. He threw two scoreless innings, allowing one hit with three strikeouts and one walk. He threw 26 of 45 pitches for strikes and had a 50-pitch limit.Reliever Pedro Baez, who has missed 36 games with a right pectoral strain, made his second appearance for Oklahoma City. He allowed one hit in one inning and recorded a strikeout.Brandon League, out the entire season with a right shoulder impingement, allowed one run and two hits in one inning.Mattingly said left-handed reliever Paco Rodriguez will pitch Tuesday for Oklahoma City.VIDEO: Watch Don Mattingly update on the many rehabbing Dodgers pitchersReliever Joel Peralta, out since April 26 with shoulder soreness, was in the Dodgers clubhouse and said he expects to be activated soon.“Probably tomorrow,” Peralta said.Peralta said he will play catch Sunday at Dodger Stadium and a decision will be made about whether he joins the team on the road trip in Chicago.Peralta pitched back-to-back games for single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday and Saturday, throwing around 89 mph.“I was throwing and hitting my spots,” Peralta said. “One day was better than the other one. The last day was the better one. I gave up one run, but I felt better, my pitches hit the mark and I had more movement.”More videos:VIDEO: Watch the children of some Dodgers players throw out the ceremonial first-pitchVIDEO: Watch Don Mattingly reflect on Father’s DayVIDEO: Watch Don Mattingly break down upcoming 10-game road triplast_img read more

Gail Teixeira renounces Canadian citizenship

first_imgFormer Opposition Chief Whip and parliamentarian Gail Teixeira has officially renounced her Canadian citizenship, paving the way for the veteran politician’s return to the National Assembly and her Party’s candidate list.Former Chief Whip for the PPP/C, Gail TeixeiraTeixeira made this revelation on Monday, on the sidelines of the first day of the National Toshaos Conference at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre. When asked, she informed Guyana Times that her documents were in fact finalised a couple months ago.“I received my renunciation since June 26, 2019. My Canadian citizenship was renounced by the Canadian authorities. I was the first of the whole group. Everyone said they were going to, they were going to, but I was done,” she said.Asked about a return to Parliament, where she has served for decades, Teixeira confirmed that she was thus cleared to return on the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) candidate list from whence potential Members of Parliament (MPs) are drawn.In April of this year, Opposition Leader and PPP General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo had committed to ensuring that future electoral lists submitted by his party to stand for Parliament would be free of dual citizens.Jagdeo was at the time appearing on the “Jumpstart” radio programme on Monday morning, when he laid down his Party’s position on dual citizenship. He noted the effect a ruling on the no-confidence case in his Party’s favour at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) would have on the whole issue.“If the no-confidence (ruling) goes in our favour at the CCJ, there will be no need for a convening of the Parliament again unless there’s an agreement. Therefore, no dual citizen will attend the Parliament on our side,” he had said.“When the new list is prepared for General Elections, no dual citizen will be on that list,” Jagdeo further explained. “If they want to be on that list, they have to give up their dual citizenship. That’s our position.”ResignationsTeixeira was among seven Members of Parliament (three Opposition and four Government), who had to resign from the National Assembly and as Ministers, because of their dual citizenship status, after a ruling confirmed that dual citizens could not hold those positions.The ruling in question was delivered by acting Chief Justice Roxane George, who in January upheld the passage of the no-confidence motion against the Government, ruling that it was validly passed with the 33 majority.At the time, the Government not only argued that 34 was the majority of 65, but it also argued that former Alliance For Change (AFC) MP Charrandas Persaud, as a dual citizen, should not have been in the National Assembly in the first place.The fallout from her ruling on the dual citizenship issue, however, saw Teixeira and her Opposition colleagues Odinga Lumumba and Adrian Anamayah, as well as former Ministers Joseph Harmon, Carl Greenidge, Dominic Gaskin and Dr Rupert Roopnaraine resigning from Parliament and Government, only for them to then be rehired by the Government in different capacities in the same Ministries they once headed.Last week, Greenidge announced that his documents were successfully processed by authorities in the United Kingdom and that he would be free to return on his party’s candidate list. Speculation has since arisen that Greenidge could be angling for the prime ministerial spot of the coalition, especially since the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has been lukewarm about accepting AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan as the coalition’s prime ministerial candidate.Harmon also announced that he has begun the process towards renouncing his United States (US) citizenship. It is understood that Lumumba has also moved in the direction of renunciation. However, Gaskin, who is a British citizen by birth, and Roopnaraine have made no such move. Anamayah has meanwhile already made known that for personal reasons, he would not be renouncing his dual citizenship.last_img read more

Govt stands in solidarity with Cuba on US imposed economic embargo – President

first_imgPresident David Granger on Saturday assured the Republic of Cuba of Guyana’s solidarity relative to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the Government of the United States of America (USA).President Granger was at the time meeting with Cuba’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla; Director General of Latin America and the Caribbean Division, Ambassador Eugenio Martinez Enriquez and Cuban Ambassador to Guyana, His Excellency Narciso Reinaldo Amador Socorro, at the Ministry of the Presidency.Minister Parrilla travelled to Guyana for the Sixth Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Caricom and Cuba which was held on June 14, 2019.“We have historically over four decades, regarded the integrity and sovereignty of Cuba in this hemisphere. We have taken a very strong and principled position on the question of the blockade and we will continue to give our support for the lifting of the blockade,” President Granger said.The Head of State noted that the blockade is an aberration of international relations which have been perpetrated by one state against another.“We will continue to insist that the unlawful blockade against the Cuban people is lifted; it is something which is really part of the previous era of the cold war, it has no place in modern international relations. So, you can count on our solidarity in this regard,” he said.On Friday, Caricom’s Ministers of Foreign Affairs in a declaration adopted at the conclusion of the Sixth Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Caricom and Cuba, rejected the imposition of unilateral coercive measures while calling for an “immediate and unconditional end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the Government of the United States of America against Cuba.The statement released by the Caricom Secretariat also called for the end to what was described as the extraterritorial nature and the financial persecution of Cuban transactions, the severity of which has increased.“In this regard, we denounce the application of the new measures under the Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, legislation which flagrantly violates International Law and undermines the sovereignty and interests of third parties, announced by the US Government which strengthens the US blockade against Cuba.”Additionally, President Granger iterated that economic development and peace in the Caribbean Bloc contributes to international peace and security.“I would like to assure you, the Cuban Government, of the Government of Guyana’s solidarity in removing this blockade which has hampered economic development. I see the Caribbean as being not only a zone of peace, not only from a political or military point of view but also as one of economic stability,” the Head of State said.President Granger and the Cuban Foreign Minister discussed matters of mutual interest including climate change and the environment, the protection of wildlife, renewable energy and healthcare, to name a few.The President thanked the Government of Cuba for providing excellent and professional healthcare to him while he was being treated there for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma over the past few months. “I would like to iterate my gratitude to President Miguel Díaz-Canel, the Vice-President…yourself and the doctors at Centro de Investigaciones Medico Quirurgicas (CIMEQ) for the excellent care given to me,” President Granger said.Meanwhile, Parrilla thanked Guyana for its continued support. He said Guyana and Cuba have a history of cooperation and collaboration and reiterated that the two countries will continue to work on areas of mutual interest.“We would never forget Guyana’s contribution dating back to 1972 [when diplomatic relations were established],” the Cuban Foreign Minister said while noting that despite the challenging times faced as a result of the blockade, Cubans remain resilient.Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Karen Cummings; Minister of State, Dawn Hastings-Williams; Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba, Halim Majeed; Director Generals of the Ministries of the Presidency and Foreign Affairs, Joseph Harmon and Audrey Waddell respectively, also attended Saturday morning’s meeting.last_img read more