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Briefs, January 21, 2013

Protesters call for president to resign

Monday, 21 January, 2013, 6:18am

Young Uruguayan squad set their sights on qualifying for Rio Olympics in 2016

Uruguay captain German Albanell set his sights on Olympic qualification after a strong finish to the qualifying tournament, overrunning debutants Guyana 31-0 in the play-off for 9th-12th positions.

'We want to qualify for the Rio Games,' said fly half Albanell after Uruguay bounced back from three disappointing losses in pool D.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Esteves is hero of comeback victory

A 'unique moment at a unique event' was how hulking Portuguese No8 Aderito Esteves (pictured) described crossing the line after the horn sounded to seal a dramatic comeback for his side against Japan in one of the best games of the tournament.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Guyana look to Butts to provide some Calypso magic

Clive Lloyd, Rohan Kanhai, Alvin Kallicharran, Roy Fredericks - the names roll off the tongue as you tick off the great Guyanese players who contributed so much to West Indian cricket. Claudius Butts doesn't quite have the same ring, but by the end of this weekend the captain of the Guyana sevens team may have put his name in lights.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Caribbean cool struts its stuff

The Caribbean is all about sounds, sights, colour and movement. In many respects, it's a lot like the Sevens. Considering the party the new team on the block were given this week, you'd think there were hordes of them here, yet there's only a community of 30 - seven from Guyana - living in Hong Kong.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Fraud claims pulp Greenheart stock

Shares of Greenheart Group, the Hong Kong-listed subsidiary of embattled mainland timber company Sino-Forest, were dragged down yesterday by fraud allegations against its parent.

9 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


Great Artists: Rubens

World, 8pm

Art historian Tim Marlow (above) explores the life and work of Peter Paul Rubens who enjoyed an active and eventful career. Perhaps best known for his voluptuous female nudes, Rubens was equally at home painting altarpieces, historical and mythological scenes, portraits and landscapes.

27 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Tests for ill singer

POP star Eddy Grant flew to England for medical tests after developing a mysterious illness in Georgetown, Guyana, in the past fortnight, relatives said.

8 Feb 1993 - 12:00am