20 Jan

H View satisfied with draw

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Harbour View FC were joyful following a goalless draw against Red Stripe Premier League champions Montego Bay United (MBU) at the western team’s home ground at Wespow Park, Montego Bay.Down in the doldrums of the league table, Harbour View had goalkeeper Joel Johnson to thank for a superb game, as he made four spectacular diving saves late in the second half to deny MBU.The ‘Stars of the East’, however, were left to complete the game with 10 players after Rosario Harriott was issued a second caution for a crunching tackle on forward Dino Williams in the 67th minute.Harbour View, sitting last in the table with three points, stemmed their tide of losses with Sunday’s draw. They previously recorded a single victory and three straight losses.”We came not to lose, and having drawn the game I think a point is good enough,” said Ludlow Bernard, Harbour View’s coach.”I lift my hat to all the players and I give them credit for playing hard from start to end. Apart from that, it was a great game and we look forward to moving out of the danger zone,” added Bernard.MoBay’s Williams was booked for lashing out at his marker.Slavisa Bozicic, MBU’s Serbian technical director, decried his team’s many missed chances, stating his players were unlucky not to score.”We had many chances to score but just couldn’t hit the target today. It was an otherwise good match. The opposition played hard and the result, although we would have preferred a win, is not a bad one,” said Bozicic.StandingsH Lion FC 6 4 1 1 7 3 4 13UWI FC 6 4 1 1 7 6 1 13Jamalco FC 6 3 1 2 10 5 5 10Arnett 6 3 1 2 7 5 2 10MoBay Utd 6 3 1 2 7 5 2 10Portmore FC 6 2 2 2 5 6 -1 8Reno 6 2 2 2 3 4 -1 8Tivoli FC 6 2 1 3 6 5 1 7Mav-Hugh 6 1 4 1 7 7 0 7W’house 6 2 0 4 4 7 -3 6B Town 6 1 1 4 5 9 -4 4H View 6 1 1 4 2 8 -6 4last_img read more

19 Jan

Ginebra ends SMB Grand Slam dream

first_imgHow to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybody OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Giving its shooters a long leash, the Elasto Painters bested the Texters, 106-102, earlier in the day.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Team PH caps Aimag stint with 2 silvers Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The Gin Kings debunked that in a big way Wednesday night.Playing strong out of the gates, Ginebra thrashed San Miguel Beer, 104-84, crushing the Beermen’s dreams of scoring another Grand Slam while securing a slot in the Governors Cup semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We kinda hammered it down tonight,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone. “We are great rivals, San Miguel and us.”And as rivals, the Beermen weren’t going to get help from Cone, who has authored two of the five Grand Slam feats in the league—with Alaska in 1996 and San Mig Coffee in 2014. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up There is an age-old, hardly-discussed urban myth going around the PBA that whenever sister teams San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra clash, one would give way to serve the need of the other.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Before a big crowd at Mall of Asia Arena expecting action and drama, Ginebra proved that it would not hold its punches to help San Miguel achieve their own double triple-crown dream.In case anyone forgot, the Kings are the defending champions of the tournament and want to keep their crown.“I’ve said before that you can’t win a championship without facing San Miguel,” said Cone. “And the best way to beat them is when you have a twice to beat advantage.”“You can’t imagine how relieved I am right now,” added the classy, eloquent mentor. “It would be very hard to face San Miguel in a do-or-die playoff.”Ginebra will now await the winner of the Rain or Shine-TNT quarterfinal showdown, which went into sudden death.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

14 Jan

‘I Helped Dump Late Journalist Brown’s Body on the Street’

first_imgDefendant Williams being escorted by police to Monrovia Central Prison. Witness admitsProsecution’s third witness in the ongoing trial of Jonathan Williams, who has been accused of killing journalist Tyron Brown earlier this year, admitted to Criminal Court ‘A’ yesterday, September 10, that he helped defendant Williams to remove Browne’s lifeless body from their compound, dumping it by the roadside in the Du Port Road Community in Paynesville.The late Browne was an employee of Super FM, a local radio station, when he was allegedly stabbed to death at night. The incident, which occurred on April 15, 2018, is believed to have taken place at Williams’ home in the Du Port Road Community. But Browne’s lifeless body was discovered in the morning, lying along a street in the same vicinity.Defendant Williams had earlier denied killing Journalist Brown when he was first arraigned before Judge Roosevelt Willie to answer to the charge of murder that was read to him.Williams was charged, along with Alice and Edwina Youti, both of whom are believed to be sisters. Alice and Edwina have since pleaded not guilty.Witness Kennedy, whose charge was dropped by the government in exchange for his testimony, admitted that before dumping Browne’s lifeless body on the street, Williams gave him and another person, who he has identified as Ernest, a pair of gloves to help Williams put the corpse in a plastic bag that was in his Infinity Jeep, after which Williams drove the jeep out of the compound.Further to his testimony, Kennedy alleged  that initially, he had no knowledge about the incident that caused the stabbing to death of Browne, but said on the night of April 15, Williams called him outside of his apartment, and he responded immediately.“When I came outside, Williams had already placed the corpse in his Infinity Jeep, but the two backseats were bent with a plastic bag placed there,” the state witness said.Later, Kennedy said, Williams told him to walk behind him and out of their compound as he (Williams) drove slowly ahead of him.“The defendant asked me whether anybody was around, and I said no,” the prosecution third witness further alleged.Kennedy also claimed that when he got outside, he met the lifeless body of an individual lying on the ground a few yards from the fence of the compound.“Williams took off a glove and gave it to me so that I could help him put the body in his car, and then follow him as he took it to the Kingdom Care Clinic,” Kennedy told the court.He also alleged that when he realized that the person in the plastic bag was too heavy to raise, he asked for assistance, and Williams called Ernest to help.Upon Ernest’s arrival, the state witness claimed, they drove to Kingdom Care. “When we got there, Williams got out of his jeep, and we helped him to dump Browne’s body along a road near the clinic,” the witness said.Afterward, Kennedy explained, they drove back to the compound, where Williams instructed him to burn the plastic and the gloves they had used in the alleged act.“I placed the plastic and the gloves on our septic tank, while Williams took gasoline from his generator, along with a match box. I then burned the materials we used to dispose of Browne’s body on the street,” Kennedy further alleged.The case continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

12 Jan

GEA staff dies in Essequibo Coast accident

first_imgA 23-year-old Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) staff died in the wee hours of Wednesday when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving and slammed into a utility pole.Dead: Shankar RamDead is Shankar Ram of Lot 14 Mon Repos Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara (ECD) while his colleague, Donetta Ramlakhan, of Enmore, ECD, is currently in critical state at the Suddie Public Hospital.Reports are the two were travelling north along the western side of the Zorg Public Road, Essequibo Coast about 00:15 on Wednesday when Ram lost control of the vehicle and slapped into a Guyana Power and Light (GPL) pole.After crashing, the vehicle turned turtle and in the process, Ram was thrown out face first onto a parapet a few feet away.Ramlakhan was trapped inside the vehicle. The two were rushed to the hospital by Police ranks who were on patrol duties.Ram was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital and Ramlakhan is said to be nursing serious injuries.Guyana Times understands that Ram and Ramlakhan were in Essequibo on work-related duties. The motor vehicle, in which they were travelling – PJJ 1069 – belongs to the GEA. Ram’s body has since been transferred to Georgetown by his relatives.An investigation has been launched.The GEA vehicle which was involved in the accidentMeanwhile, the Energy Agency, in a statement on Wednesday, expressed condolences to Ram’s family on behalf of Ministers David Patterson and Annette Ferguson, the Chairman and Members of the Board of Directors, management and staff of the EPA.The GEA said that Ram was an employee of the Agency from June 6, 2013 to April 11, 2015 attached to the Licensing Division and then from May 15, 2017 to June 19, 2018 in the Fuel Marking Division. He leaves to mourn his wife, parents, relatives and friends.last_img read more

10 Jan

Guardiola rates City star Aguero ahead of Salah

first_imgLiverpool winger Salah has made a more modest start to 2018-19, certainly in comparison to last season’s 44-goal campaign, with just three goals to date.And, while Guardiola has no doubt that Salah remains a lethal threat, the City manager believes the Egypt star must score prolifically over a period of multiple years to match Aguero’s achievements.“He (Salah) is younger and it was his first year back in England since his time at Chelsea, so we will see in the future,” said Guardiola, talking ahead of City’s visit to Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.“But a guy who has the quality to score 50 goals in a season always has that quality. But football is all about ups and downs.“Salah remains an excellent player and will score goals in the future. When you are in there scenting goals sometimes this happens.“Sergio has scored a lot of goals but there were periods when he didn’t score goals.“How many years has Sergio scored all those goals, eight or nine years? For Salah it was the first one so we will see in seven or eight years.”Another City forward, Raheem Sterling, should be involved at Anfield despite Guardiola having left him out of one of the two trips to Liverpool last season.Sterling, a former Liverpool player, was given a torrid reception from his former club’s supporters who were unimpressed at the manner of his leaving Merseyside.– Prime contenders –But Guardiola believes that coping in the face of such adversity is part of the 23-year-old’s learning curve.“He has played against Liverpool at Anfield before,” said Guardiola. “He didn’t start last season for the first time but that was for a tactical reason.“I don’t think about him differently for this game because he’s a former Liverpool player. Maybe it’s affected him before, maybe it hasn’t. I don’t know because we haven’t spoken about it.“But even if that’s happened because he was so young, he has to learn. Hopefully he will be here for a long time with us, so he will go many times to Anfield. That’s normal.“He grew up as a player at Liverpool, he has good memories of his career there. Of course Liverpool fans want him to play bad, and he doesn’t want to play bad, he wants to play good.”Liverpool, over the first two months of the season at least, have emerged as the most potent challengers to City’s hopes of retaining the Premier League title won in such spectacular fashion last season.And while Guardiola, diplomatically, name checked the division’s other leading sides, he did concede that he expected Jurgen Klopp’s team to be prime contenders in this season.“Liverpool are a strong team but so are Chelsea, and Arsenal, Manchester United. Tottenham as well,” Guardiola said.“But for us, for Manchester City, we want to defend our title, and they are contenders. Liverpool have started so well, they have the same points us, but we were expecting that all along.“Liverpool were an excellent team last season and since then they have bought some more incredible players to fight against us.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes Sergio Aguero is a better player than Mohamed Salah © AFP / Daniel ROLANDMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 7 – Pep Guardiola insists Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has lost none of his goal-scoring prowess, but the Manchester City boss claims the Egyptian must repeat last season’s prodigious feats before he can match Sergio Aguero.City forward Aguero, the club’s all-time record scorer, has opened the new campaign in predictable fashion, scoring eight times in 10 games already this season.last_img read more

6 Jan

Conte won’t take blame as Chelsea face top four exile

first_img0Shares0000Antonio Conte refuses to take blame as Chelsea face top four misery. © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, May 11 – Antonio Conte claims he shouldn’t be criticised if Chelsea fail to qualify for the Champions League because they fared even worse under Jose Mourinho only three seasons ago.Conte’s side are fifth in the Premier League and even if they win Sunday’s final game of the season at Newcastle, the Blues will be condemned to the Europa League if fourth placed Liverpool avoid defeat against Brighton. That would be a depressing conclusion to a dismal title defence from Chelsea, who never threatened to challenge champions Manchester City amid mounting speculation that Conte will part ways with the club after only two season in charge.However, Chelsea could finish the season with silverware as they face Manchester United, now managed by Mourinho in the FA Cup final on May 19.And defending himself from blame over Chelsea’s struggles, Blues boss Conte pointedly referenced the campaign prior to his appointment in 2016, which he had previously termed a ‘Mourinho season’.That referred to Chelsea’s implosion under Mourinho, who was sacked halfway through a season which saw the west Londoners finish 10th under interim boss Guus Hiddink.Conte, who won the title in his first year with Chelsea, said: “We’re struggling to take a place in the Champions League. But we play in a very tough league where there are six top teams fighting for a place.“It’s not automatic that you finish every season in the top four.“It can happen in the past. Two years ago Chelsea ended the season 10th and not in the final of the FA Cup or semi-final of League Cup.“They were eliminated in the last 16 of the Champions League against Paris St Germain.”This season, Chelsea were beaten in the League Cup semi-finals by Arsenal and lost to Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals.Conte insisted failing to qualify for the Champions League wouldn’t damage Chelsea’s plans to compete for major honours next season.“If you remember, last season after 10th place we won. It was difficult. We worked very hard and we won,” he said.“Now probably we can finish fifth. I think you start with a bit of an advantage than when you finish 10th.“We worked for two years and worked very hard to try to build something, to create a base. I think we did this.“I’m the last person to judge the moment of the club. There must be other persons to see the situation, to judge the situation, to take the right evaluation after two years of work.”Despite the talk that Conte will leave after repeatedly clashing with the Chelsea hierarchy over their failure to back his transfer plans, the Italian wouldn’t comment on his future and said he had ignored the speculation.“The time I start listening to the speculation about me, this is the moment I start to be worried,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

29 Dec

Sassuolo determined to keep star striker amid interest from Tottenham

first_img1 Domenico Berardi in action for Sassuolo Sassuolo owner Giorgio Squinzi is hopeful the club can keep hold of Tottenham target Domenico Berardi.The 21-year-old is one of the hottest prospects in Italian football and has six goals to his name this season after finding the net 15 times last year.Tottenham are on the hunt for attacking reinforcements this summer and have scouted the striker on several occasions.However, Sassuolo owner Squinzi is hopeful that, despite all the transfer talk, the club can keep their star man.“Domenico Berardi? Why can’t his future be at Sassuolo? I hope he stays another year, though I wouldn’t want to limit his growth,” Squinzi told Radio Anch’io Lo Sport.“He found the right environment here. The coach is excellent at developing youngsters.”last_img read more

29 Dec

World condemns Bhutto assassination and fears for stability of Pakistan

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson“She sacrificed her life, for the sake of Pakistan and for the sake of this region,” he said. “I found in her this morning a lot of love and desire for peace in Afghanistan, for prosperity in Afghanistan and … Pakistan.” In a letter to Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, French President Nicolas Sarkozy called the attack an “odious act” and said “terrorism and violence have no place in the democratic debate and the combat of ideas and programs.” Bhutto, a former two-time prime minister of Pakistan, was killed in a suicide attack in Rawalpindi just 10 weeks after she returned to her homeland from eight years in exile. A suicide attack on her homecoming parade killed more than 140 people. The articulate, poised 54-year-old had lashed out at the spread of Islamic extremism as she campaigned for next month’s parliamentary elections. The United States had been at the forefront of foreign powers trying to arrange reconciliation between Bhutto and Musharraf, who under heavy U.S. pressure resigned as army chief and earlier this month lifted a state of emergency, in the hope it would put Pakistan back on the road to democracy. President Bush demanded that the killers be brought to justice. “The United States strongly condemns this cowardly act by murderous extremists who are trying to undermine Pakistan’s democracy,” he said. He expressed his deepest condolences to Bhutto’s family and to the families of others slain in the attack and to all the people of Pakistan. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice and for “all Pakistanis to work together for peace and national unity.” The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Pope Benedict XVI was immediately informed of the “terrible news.” “One cannot see signs of peace in this tormented region,” Lombardi said. Sarkozy said Bhutto had paid “with her life her commitment to the service of her fellow citizens and to Pakistan’s political life” and urged Pakistan’s elections be held as scheduled on Jan. 8. In Britain, where Bhutto had attended Oxford University, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said she “risked everything in her attempt to win democracy in Pakistan and she has been assassinated by cowards who are afraid of democracy.” “The terrorists must not be allowed to kill democracy in Pakistan, and this atrocity strengthens our resolve that the terrorists will not win there, here, or anywhere in the world,” Brown said. EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said the attack “is clearly aimed at destabilizing the country.” He beseeched Pakistanis to refrain from violence. Italian Premier Romano Prodi said he was filled with grief and called Bhutto “a woman who chose to fight her battle until the end with a single weapon – the one of dialogue and political debate.” “The difficult path toward peace and democracy in that region must not be stopped, and Bhutto’s sacrifice will serve as the strongest example for those who do not surrender to terrorism,” Prodi said. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, during a speech south of Santiago, paid “sincere tribute to a woman … who fought her entire life for a better Pakistan.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the “cowardly terrorist attack … also targets the stability and democratic process of Pakistan.” In Moscow, Anatoly Safonov, Russian President Vladmir Putin’s envoy on international cooperation against terrorism, expressed fears the assassination would trigger violent repercussions. “The already unstable situation in Pakistan will be further exacerbated by this powerful factor,” Safonov said, according to the Interfax news agency. Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin condemned the attack, the RIA-Novosti news agency reported. “We hope that the leadership of Pakistan will succeed in taking all measures for guaranteeing security in the country,” Kamynin said. French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, who personally knew Bhutto, said he hails her memory and called on the international community to support Pakistan and its democracy. Sweden’s Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said he had felt disgust when receiving the news of Bhutto’s murder, which he called “bestial.” “I feel a strong worry for the consequences this will have for Pakistan,” he said. Israeli President Shimon Peres said Bhutto “feared nothing and served her country with valor.” — AP writers Fisnik Abrashi in Kabul, Afghanistan; Jenny Barchfield in Paris; Matthew Rosenberg in New Delhi; Jill Lawless in London; Marta Falconi in Rome; Matthew Lee in Washington; John Heilprin at the United Nations; Eduardo Gallardo in Santiago, Chile; and Vladimir Isachenkov in Moscow contributed to this report. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From Moscow to Washington to New Delhi and points in between, dismay and condemnation poured forth Thursday over the assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, along with concern for the stability of the volatile region. World leaders lauded her bravery and commitment to democratic reform. In India, which has fought three wars against Pakistan, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Bhutto is irreplaceable, and noted she had striven to improve relations between the two nuclear-armed countries. “I was deeply shocked and horrified to hear of the heinous assassination,” Singh said. “In her death, the subcontinent has lost an outstanding leader who worked for democracy and reconciliation in her country.” Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai, who met Bhutto earlier on Thursday in Islamabad, said he was “deeply pained” by the assassination of “this brave sister of ours, a brave daughter of the Muslim world” last_img read more

29 Dec

Job Vacancies: Regional youth service seeks staff

first_imgInclude Youth in partnership with Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre wishes to recruit for the following posts: Strive Coordinator, 35 hours per week (Fixed term until Dec 2021, £30,785 – £35,949)  To support the Programme Manager in the implementation of Strive and in particular to be responsible for the coordination and delivery of all cross-community, cross-border, and programme wide activities for Strive; support and supervision of Youth Workers in Donegal and Derry/L’derry areas across the programme; and monitoring of achievement of outcomes within this sites. The post holder will lead on recruitment, support and facilitation of the ‘Expert by Experience’ (EBE) steering group and Young Leaders group.  Strive Youth Worker X 2, 35 hours per week (Fixed term until Oct 2021, £25,951 – £30,513)  To be responsible for the implementation of Strive within the Donegal area, to include Lifford, Castlefinn, St Johnston and Milford.  Strive Youth Support Worker X 2, 25 hours per week (Fixed term until Oct 2021, £19,430 – £22,132 pro-rata) To work alongside the Strive Youth Worker to provide a youth support role to young people on the programme in the Donegal area, to include Lifford, Castlefinn, St Johnston and Milford.The closing date is Friday 3rd November at 12noon.  Interviews for the post are planned for week beginning Monday 13th November.  A reserve list of candidates will be maintained for 6 months.These posts have been supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.Application packs and full job details are available at www.includeyouth.org/about/jobsJob Vacancies: Regional youth service seeks staff was last modified: October 20th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:jobsstriveVacanciesyouth supportlast_img read more

29 Dec


first_imgDDTV: BREAKING NEWS….IT’S 6.00AM and 80 pupils from Gaelscoil Adhamhnáin in Letterkenny have just boarded two buses for a journey to Dublin.They will take to the stage of the National Concert Hall later today after reaching the final stages of Waltons Music for Schools Competition.They will perform ‘Draíocht an Cheoil’ (Magic of Music).They are among just six primary and six post-primary schools to have been chosen by judges from Waltons Music, Waltons New School of Music and RTÉ lyric fm to perform with the chance of winning musical instruments and/or equipment to the value of €10,000. One national school will win €3,000 worth of equipment, whilst a secondary school will win prizes to the same value, with runners-up prizes too.If you can’t make it today – you can watch how good they are by pressing play on the video.Ádh Mór…  DDTV: GAELSCOIL ADHAMHNÁIN PUPILS SET TO HIT THE HIGH NOTE AT NATIONAL CONCERT HALL was last modified: May 12th, 2014 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:gaelscoil adhamhnainNational Concert Hall Dublinwaltons music for schools competitionlast_img read more