JCA honours Sabina Park icons

first_imgFormer West Indies captain Jimmy Adams was among 10 former West Indies players honoured by the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) during the luncheon interval of the first Brighto Paints-Q Mobile Test between the West Indies and Pakistan at Sabina Park yesterday.The players were honoured for having played at the venue, which is currently hosting its 50th Test, and received from JCA president Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven, a commemorative medal and T-shirt. The presentations were done next to the playing pitch.In addition to Adams, the other former players were Easton McMorris, Maurice Foster, Jeffrey Dujon, Ian Bishop, Nehemiah Perry, Franklyn Rose, Roland Holder, Uton Dowe and Wavell Hinds.”The presentation was borne from the fact that we wanted to recognise as best as possible the players, who participated in the 50 Test matches that have been played at Sabina Park,” explained JCA second vice-president, Mark Neita.”I think it is fair to say that a lot of those players have played a significant role in the development and performance of West Indies teams over the many years.”Up to today’s test match it is 195 players, including Shimron Hetmyer and Vishaul Singh – who have made their debuts in this match – would have represented the West Indies at Sabina Park, are we are happy,” he added.last_img read more

Ghanaian Bank Shares its Profit with Ghanaians

first_imgAfter four months without a title sponsor, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Tuesday signed a five-year deal worth $10 million with First Capital Plus Bank for the sponsorship of the Premier League.A report in the country Daily Graphic said the deal, which was officially launched at the bank’s head office on the Spintex road, runs till 2019. Mr. John Kofi Mensah, CEO of First Capital Plus, said his outfit decided to share the bank’s profit with Ghanaians through the sponsorship of football, which is the passion of the nation.The deal will guarantee the GFA $2-million-a-year installments, in which 25 per cent of the amount each will be paid in the first and second quarters of the year with the remaining 50 per cent paid in the last quarter.The GFA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, thanked the bank saying “you came in at a very critical time… and the GFA will do everything to give you the exposure you deserve.”The official logo for the First Capital Plus Premier League was unveiled and the bank showed its commitment by presenting a check for $500,000 for the first installment.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man succumbs after attempting to kill wife

first_imgDouble suicideThe man, who attempted to kill his wife before ingesting a dose of poison on Tuesday in the Black Bush Polder, Berbice, has died; while the husband of a now deceased woman, who also died on Tuesday after a lethal dose of poison, is denying that he forced her to consume it.Dead: Shanesia HussainThe two suicides rocked Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).Dead are 30-year-old Amar Jeffrey of Lot 7 CZ Community Zone, Mibicuri, South Black Bush Polder and 27-year-old Shanesia Hussain of Lot 224 Mibicuri North; while Sherry Satnarine Muhammad is now hospitalised after being forced to drink a poisonous substance.Reports are that Hussain consumed the poison about 14:00h on Tuesday and was pronounced dead an hour later. This publication understands that the mother of two and her husband, who were married for 10 years, were having marital issues that led to the breakdown of the marriage.Dead: Amar JeffreyHussain’s husband, who gave his name only as Murphy, said he was at home watching television when his wife rushed into the bedroom and bolted the door. Sensing that something was amiss, he said he tried to enquire from his wife what the issue was but he was unable to get into the room. He said that he then kicked opened the bedroom door.According to Murphy, he found his wife lying at the foot of the bed. He said he smelled poison and called a neighbour and rushed her to the hospital.However, villagers told this publication that Hussain had been accusing her husband of having extramarital affairs. Murphy, however, denied those allegations and also denied allegations that he forced her to drink the poison.“All the allegations that people are making are not true,” he told this publication.Meanwhile, in another section of Black Bush Polder, Amar Jeffrey forced his wife to consume the poisonous substance before also gulping down the substance.Reports are that Sherry Satnarine Muhammad had moved out from their home and spent six days with a male friend at Johanna, which is another of the four polders in Black Bush.After returning home, she spent five weeks before leaving again.On Sunday evening, Jeffery reportedly went to Johanna and demanded that his wife returns home. She agreed but on her way home, she was flogged by Jeffrey.Later that evening, she left home and went back to Johanna.On Monday, Muhammad’s friend reportedly telephoned Jeffrey and told him to come and collect his wife.This newspaper was told that Jeffrey collected her but she did not go to her home; rather, she went to a neighbour’s home and spent the night. Jeffrey also stayed at the neighbour’s house.On Tuesday morning, Muhammad made a report to the Police that Jeffery had been stalking her.According to the neighbour, who asked not to be identified, Muhammad was leaving to go to her mother’s home at Belvedere, when Jeffrey went into her storage room and collected a bottle containing poison.“Some boys was passing on a tractor going to work and she call them to come and see what Jeffery doing. When they stop the tractor, he get up and run and grab she and throw she down”.The woman said she then rushed to get the Police.Meanwhile, eyewitnesses say that Jeffery held his wife’s throat and threw some of the contents of the bottle into her mouth and then threw some on her face before drinking the rest.Both were rushed to the Mibicuri Hospital, where Jeffrey died.Somewattie Satnarine, the mother of Muhammad, said that her daughter was living in an abusive relationship and was trying to get out.“He don’t give she money and plenty times I does got to help them. When I ask she ‘Why she staying with him?’ She tell me that because of the children. The girl did not want to stay with him because he threaten she that he gon kill she,” Satnarine said.“Me daughter always telling me, ‘Mommy, steady he ah beat me’…he giving she to run the house, it aint enough”.Meanwhile, Jeffrey’s mother, Lela Harilall told this publication that her son was finding it very difficult with his wife’s actions.She explained that during the days leading up to the incident, Jeffrey told her to collect the valuables from the house and the children.She said on Tuesday afternoon she received a phone call and the caller informed her that her son was at Mibicuri Hospital after ingesting poison.“When I go, he tell me that he sorry fuh what he did…He tell me that he got too much of pain and he ask me fuh some water fuh drink,” the woman related.Jeffery had been working as the pound attendant for the Mibicuri Police Station and had also worked as a labourer for a rice farmer in Mibicuri.Meanwhile, Muhammad remains a patient in the hospital, while the two children are with their grandmother. Police have since launched an investigation.last_img read more

‘Thieving’ monkey row ends in murder

first_img…shop owner stabbed to death by neighbourA Plaisance, East Coast Demerara (ECD), shop owner was stabbed to death in the wee hours of Monday morning by her neighbour after he accused the woman of sending a monkey to steal from him.Murdered: Shellon BurnetteShellon Burnette’s shop where she was stabbed to deathDead is 54-year-old Shellon Burnette of Lot 47 Graham Street, Plaisance, ECD, who operated a small grocery shop in front of her house.Burnette’s 57-year-old neighbour with whom she had a verbal altercation about the monkey allegedly murdered the woman while she was inside of her shop.According to villagers, the monkey is a stray animal.Reports are that hours before her death, the suspect visited Burnette’s shop while she was attending to customers and began hurling insults.It was then that he levelled accusations that the now dead woman had sent a monkey, which he believed she owned, into his home to steal his cash.However, according to neighbours, Burnette denied the accusation and the duo ended up in an argument. Neighbours said that the suspect threatened to kill the woman and then left.On Monday morning at about 00:30h, the suspect allegedly went to Burnette’s shop where she had been resting and continued a verbal row with her about the monkey.Guyana Times understands that the argument escalated within minutes and the man dealt Burnette several stab wounds about her body before exiting the shop.A relative of the now dead woman told the police that he saw the man, whom he identified as Burnette’s neighbour, leaving her shop moments before her body was found in blood.When this publication arrived at the Burnette’s residence, the now dead woman’s family and relatives were still in shock and too traumatised to speak about the details of the incident.However, they confirmed that the suspect was no stranger to the family.Meanwhile, Police said that the suspect was apprehended and is currently in police custody pending investigations. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more

RBC makes lasting donation to Hospital Foundation

first_imgPhoto: (L-R) Shawna Nicolson from RBC hands over $5,000 to Ashley Bentley from the Hospital Foundation – submitted. By Energeticcity.ca staff- Advertisement -The Fort St. John Hospital will benefit from an Olympic Legacy donation.The local RBC branch announced earlier this year that it would contribute $5,000 to the local Hospital Foundation. The $5,000 was officially donated on March 31st, and will go towards purchasing equipment through the Visiting Specialist Clinic Campaign for the Fort St. John Hospital.Since 1998, RBC has made various contributions to the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation, totaling more than $24,000.last_img

Southgate warns of Koeman’s Dutch revolution

first_imgAs England were reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup in July, the Dutch had to watch from afar after failing to qualify for a second major tournament in a row.England won a friendly 1-0 in Koeman’s first match in charge in Amsterdam in March, but in his first competitive campaign, the Netherlands beat both world champions France and Germany to a place in the last four of the Nations League.“We play a team in Holland at a similar stage to us, developing, exciting young players and I can see the impact Ronald has already made with that team,” said Southgate, whose side will face the Dutch in the northern Portuguese city of Guimaraes on June 6.Koeman believes his side’s return to form in recent months has restored the pride of Dutch fans in their national team after a lean few years.“It was difficult the time when we started with the players. We had two big tournaments we didn’t qualify for. The best compliment for the players is again the people in Holland are proud of the national team.”The former Everton manager was just as complimentary about Southgate’s impact on the Three Lions and in particular his willingness to field young players, something which has traditionally characterised Dutch football.“We know it’s always a battle between England and Holland. We have a lot of respect for the English team and we have a lot of players in the Premier League,” said Koeman.“The way Gareth is managing the English team is how we like (in the Netherlands). He’s giving opportunities to young players.”However, there could be disappointment for some travelling fans as the Dom Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes holds just 30,000 with England and the Dutch both expected to bring a strong support.– Will Ronaldo return? –The 50,000-capacity Estadio do Dragao in Porto will host Portugal’s meeting with Switzerland on June 5 and the final.“We are hosting this in our country, with our people, and that brings extra responsibility,” said Portugal coach Fernando Santos.“We have the dream of getting to the final and winning the trophy.”Santos, though, was coy when questioned if Cristiano Ronaldo would return to his side having missed all four Nations League fixtures to date.With the Champions League final just four days before Portugal’s semi-final, Santos hinted that could hinder his preparation and affect any decision on Ronaldo’s participation.“These final games will be decided by the players and it is very close to the Champions League and Europa League finals. It will have an influence on the Nations League and may influence our preparation.”Switzerland shocked Belgium by bouncing back from 2-0 down to beat the number one ranked side in the world 5-2 last month to make the last four.Vladimir Petkovic’s side also beat Portugal in World Cup qualifying two years ago and he is hopeful of pulling off another upset.“You go to these tournaments to win them,” said Petkovic. “We are ready to make a surprise in June.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England manager Gareth Southgate will face a rejuvenated Netherlands under Ronald Koeman in the Nations League semi-finals © AFP / Paul FAITHDUBLIN, Ireland, Dec 3 – England manager Gareth Southgate lauded Ronald Koeman for his transformation of the Netherlands’ fortunes after the two nations were paired together in the semi-finals of the inaugural Nations League on Monday.The draw in Dublin also produced a meeting of host nation Portugal and Switzerland in the last four for the right to reach the final on June 9.last_img read more

Going lean on SoCal projects

first_imgStill, every Southland Republican has backed Bush’s veto of the bills, despite the possibility of losing hundreds of thousands of dollars for their own districts. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, is among them. The congressman’s vote against the bills may mean forfeiting about $750,000 he secured for museum and hospital transportation programs, but McKeon said he can’t support rampant overspending. The Labor/HHS measure alone busts Bush’s budget by nearly $10 billion. “A billion dollars is a lot of money, and I think it’s about time we start thinking about it here,” McKeon said. But when Republicans were in the majority, McKeon and his GOP colleagues routinely voted for bloated spending bills, and Bush signed every one of them. For example, the 2005 Labor/HHS measure – the last time the House passed that appropriation – was $3.7 billion over Bush’s request. Asked what makes him more fiscally steadfast this year, McKeon smiled and noted that Democrats made unchecked spending a winning issue in the 2006 campaigns. “We finally learned our lesson,” he said. “I think the president learned, too. I thought the Democrats learned, but it looks like they didn’t.” Not that Republicans are getting the kind of cash they used to reap for pet projects. In previous years, GOP lawmakers like Dreier and Rep. Elton Gallegly, R-Thousand Oaks, would issue press releases announcing $14 million worth of funding in a single bill. Now – according to a compilation of funded earmarks created by the Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense – the average Southland Republican brought home a total of $1.5 million from the 10 House-passed spending bills. But things are very different for Democrats, who for the first time in years are funding with ease projects that they had to fight for under GOP control. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles, for example, secured a total of $14 million – including $3 million for Cedars Sinai Medical Center. For his part, Berman obtained $10.4 million, including money for the San Fernando Valley Family Center; and Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, brought in $9 million, including money for gang prevention in Van Nuys and the Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda. And few have discovered the privileges of membership in the House Appropriations Committee as much as Schiff. In his first year on the funding panel, the Pasadena congressman brought home $9.7 million for projects in his district and helped secure another $1.9 million with other lawmakers for regional programs. They range from $1 million for California’s gang-reduction program to $350,000 for Glendale Adventist Medical Center for facilities and equipment. Some, he said, are projects that for years he was unable to fund while the House was under GOP control. “It’s nice to be able to help them,” he said. Not every Democrat is awash in funding, however. According to Taxpayers for Common Sense, Rep. Hilda Solis, D-El Monte, brought in about $1.6 million from solo requests for funding and another $2.4 million from joint requests with other lawmakers. Similarly, Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Santa Fe Springs, secured $1.6 million for her district and another $5.7 million in joint projects. Steven Ellis, vice president of the taxpayer group, said that’s because – despite GOP contentions of vastly overstuffed spending bills – Democrats actually are funding slightly fewer pet projects. “There are fewer earmarks,” Ellis said. “I’m not na ve enough to think that everything was going to change overnight. “It’s really easy to pack on the pounds, but now it’s time to work out and cut some calories and cut some fat.” The Southland lawmaker who most breaks the mold is Lewis, who secured about $126 million for local projects – more than even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who secured a total of $81 million for California. “That’s not right. You had better check your information,” Lewis said, when asked how he, now in the minority party and no longer chairman of the powerful spending committee, managed to secure so much. Yet a close examination of the earmarks – which for the first time now under House rules must be made public along with the lawmaker requesting the money – shows that Lewis is indeed the Southland’s big moneymaker. Not only did he bring in more than Pelosi, he is among the top three pork-bearers in the entire House. Only Rep. Jack Murtha, D-Pa., and Bill Young, R-Fla., brought home more money. lisa.friedman@langnews.com (202) 662-8731160Want 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“He’s trying to overcome a six-year legacy of borrowing money, and I think he’s finding it difficult to have credibility on the issue.” While Bush signed off on a $460 billion defense bill, he vetoed a $150 billion bill funding the Labor and Health and Human Services departments. And he also has set the stage for rejecting a $105.6 billion transportation bill that exceeds his budget by $2.3 billion. But the two measures alone include more than $36 million for pet projects in Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Chief among them: $2.3 million that Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands, obtained for Needles Highway improvements; $1 million that Rep. Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys, secured for the Southern California Regional Rail Authority; and more than $500,000 that Rep. David Dreier, R-San Dimas, got for the Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia. President George W. Bush has placed himself squarely between the Southland and millions of dollars for transportation and social services, blocking two appropriations bills in an attempt to rein in spending. Congress is gearing up for a battle, with House Republicans upholding presidential vetoes and Democrats accusing their GOP counterparts of ignoring the poor while suddenly rediscovering fiscal conservatism. But caught in the middle are dozens of Southern California legislators’ pet projects – known as earmarks – for everything from roads and hospitals to job-training programs, museums and after-school groups. “I think the president has decided that politically, it’s better digging his heels in,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, who is on the House Appropriations Committee. last_img read more

Western Michigan Defeats Men’s Soccer, 2-1, Sunday

first_img Watch Live The Broncos’ first goal was scored by Anthony Bowie in the 33rd minute (33:22) and later they added to their lead off a free kick goal by Kosti Moni in the 61st minute (61:03). In between the Western Michigan goals, redshirt junior Alex Peterson (Duluth, Minn.) just missed putting the Bulldogs on the scoreboard when his shot at the 39:34 mark hit the post. Redshirt junior Cole Poppen (Ankeny, Iowa) had two shots while redshirt junior Paul Ciszeweski (Germantown, Wis.) had the other for the Bulldogs who had four total in the first half. Story Links Preview In the second period, junior Scott Misselhorn (Cape Town, South Africa) sent a shot wide at the 69:00 mark and minutes later, junior Antonio Sanchez (Iowa City, Iowa) had his shot saved by the Western Michigan goalkeeper, Lukas Von Lienen.”A tough competitive college soccer match against a team that has a real competitive spirit,” said head coach Gareth Smith. “This is a difficult place to play and you have to be up for the battle from start to finish. In the first half we took a little too long to get into the game and match their competitive edge. At this level you just can’t do that and expect to get the win. We conceded the first goal as a result of poor individual defending and tracking runners in the box, which is something we have pushed a lot this season. We were much better in the second half and showed enough competitive drive to pull a goal back but gave ourselves too much today. We created chances and showed we have the ability to win on the road, but didn’t show enough consistency and quality throughout the game to get the result we wanted. It has been a positive and challenging schedule these few weeks of the season. We look forward to regrouping and a full week of training to prepare for another tough game on the road against Tulsa.”Following Sunday’s match, Drake visits Tulsa, Okla. on Sept. 15 to face Tulsa. First kick with the Golden Hurricane is set for 1 p.m. Print Friendly Version Live Stats PDF Box Score center_img KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Sophomore Ryan Johnston (West Des Moines, Iowa) scored his first career goal for the Drake University men’s soccer team in a 2-1 defeat at Western Michigan Sunday, Sept. 9 afternoon. Next Game: Full Schedule Roster Drake (3-3-0) fell behind 2-0 to Western Michigan (2-4-0) before Johnston’s goal in the 83rd minute (83:39). The West Des Moines, Iowa native collected a deflected loose ball in the box and blasted it in the back of the net for his first career score. However, the Bulldogs couldn’t fire off another shot as they lost their second consecutive match. at Tulsa 9/15/2018 – 1 PMlast_img read more

KILLYGORDON NATIONAL SCHOOL TO GET EMERGENCY REPAIRS

first_imgDONEGAL TD Dinny McGinley has been informed by the Department of Education & Skills that under the Emergency Works Scheme, roof repairs are to be carried out on Killygordon, National School.Deputy McGinley stated that he hopes that this work will commence shortly.  KILLYGORDON NATIONAL SCHOOL TO GET EMERGENCY REPAIRS was last modified: October 9th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:killygordon national schoolroof repairslast_img read more

A’s top Twins to take one-game lead in second wild-card spot

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The A’s (56-42) took the second game of this four-game series with a 5-3 win over the host Minnesota Twins on a balmy Friday night. The win gives them a one-game lead over Tampa Bay for the second wild-card spot.Khris Davis extended his homer-less game to 21 games but continued to hit the ball hard, collecting a pair of go-ahead RBI singles.Related Articles Fo … What A’s winter ball performances can tell us about the second base race last_img