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first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Red Stripe Premier League club FC Reno has been busy during the January transfer window, and Dean Malloy, the club’s manager, believes the new recruits have already started to make an impact.Six players were brought and two left, and Malloy is confident they will help pull the club up the standings and finish the season on a high.”We have been doing some business and, so far, we are happy with the players we have brought in,” Malloy said.”Two players have left the club, including central midfielder Leonard Rankine, who joined Western Confederation Super League club Sandals Whitehouse.Joining the former three-time champions are two attacking players in Anthony Markes, formerly of Harbour View FC, and Taj Coley, who played for Appleton in the St Elizabeth Major League.It’s in attack that FC Reno are mostly bereft of talent, so with the addition of Markes and Coley, they should at least be converting more chances.FRESH SQUAD”These players have freshened up the squad, and the team is beginning to look the part once again,” Malloy said.On Sunday, while none of the new recruits got onto the score sheet, FC Reno posted a hard-working 2-0 win over Cavalier SC at the Frome Sports Complex.Romario Downswell and Dershan Bryan scored in the seventh and 91st minutes, respectively, to give Reno their first win in five matches.Sunday’s win comes on the heels of another decent performance, as they played to a draw in their previous outing and are looking a lot more settled.”We are hoping that the new players will add some impetus and help steer the club away from relegation,” said Malloy.”It is fair to say that we are charting a new way forward, and all the players in our squad will have a role to play in moving the club forward,” he added.last_img read more

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson She was only good for sixth place in the snatch with an 86 kg lift, but turned things around in the clean and jerk with 113 kg lift for the silver medal.The Zamboanga native is eyeing her four-straight Olympics stint in Tokyo in 2020.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThailand’s Sophia Tanasan won the gold with a total lift of 210kg. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Hidilyn Diaz clinches her 1st SEA Games weightlifting gold PLAY LIST 04:16Hidilyn Diaz clinches her 1st SEA Games weightlifting gold02:26Hidilyn Diaz on pace for Tokyo 202000:58SEA Games stint long time coming for Hidilyn Diaz02:14Carpio 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Holloway aims to beat Aldo again to add to legacy in UFC 218 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READcenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Photo from Philippine Sports Commission Official Facebook.Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz took home two medals in the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships in Anaheim, California on Thursday.Diaz, who ended the Philippines’ two-decade medal drought in Rio last year, salvaged the bronze in the 53kg event with a total lift of 199 kg after bouncing back in the clean and jerk.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

first_imgPM’s $5.5M reform expenditurePrime Minister Moses Nagamootoo’s recent statement to the National Assembly that his secretariat spent some $5 million on constitutional reform was not sitting well with former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, who questioned how veracious was the senior Government official in his disclosure. In fact, the Opposition Member of Parliament called out Government for non-fulfilment of platform promises, which included a commitment to constitutional reform. “We are three and a half years into the Government, and there are no tangible steps being taken in this direction. We had a report done by a few persons handpicked by the Prime Minister and we were told millions were expended; it was handed to the PM and we have heard nothing about the report since,” the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) executive complained.It was just months after the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition entered office that PM Nagamootoo in August 2015 appointed a Steering Committee that was supposed to lay the framework for a new constitutional process. The Committee’s convener was Attorney Nigel Hughes, while constitution expert Haslyn Parris was named as a member in addition to Professor Harold Lutchman and Attorneys Gino Persaud and Geeta Chandan-Edmond.Hughes is the husband of Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes while Chandan-Edmond, a former magistrate, was later appointed Board Chairperson of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL) which publishes the State-owned newspaper. Meanwhile, Persaud was subsequently appointed to the post of a High Court judge.Prime MinisterMoses NagamootooSpeaking to Guyana Times, Nandlall observed that the Committee “did not speak” with the PPP, which, along with its Civic component, was the only Opposition party in the National Assembly. “So, we know very little about this mysterious report, then another year and a half passed again and there was no movement, but there was a lot of public criticism … and then the Prime Minister finally moved in the Parliament to establish a Constitutional Reform Committee earlier this year. A bill was passed, but up to now, the Committee has never met,” he stressed.From the 2018 budget, it was outlined that the Office of the Prime Minister spent millions of dollars on constitutional reform and when the National Assembly came out of recess last week, the Opposition questioned how much out of the $109.2 million allocated to Nagamootoo’s secretariat under the sub heading ‘other’ was spent.It was revealed that while $21.4 million of the amount was spent up to August 2018, of that figure, the PM spent $5 million towards constitutional reform “activities”. Nandlall indicated to this newspaper that he was not satisfied with the response he obtained from Nagamootoo and outlined that his party would seek to ascertain how the money was expended.Constitutional violationsHighlighting the slow implementation of the functioning of certain constitutional bodies, Nandlall posited the view that the current Administration was not embarking on the required measures to achieve the reform, which it assured would have been carried out.“You have constitutional violations taking place almost every day; right now, we don’t have a Judicial Services Commission (JSC) in place which is a violation of the Constitution. The President is not pursuing an agreement with the Leader of the Opposition for the appointment of a Chancellor and a Chief Justice of the country which is another constitutional violation,” Nandlall informed.He added that “many people believe” that the Constitution was violated by the President in his unilateral appointment of James Patterson as the Chairman of the Guyana Election Commission (GECOM), but much could not be said on the matter as an appeal was before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). The life of the most recent JSC ended in September 2017 along with the Police Service Commission (PSC). However, the PSC was re-constituted in August 2018, nearly one year later. In the PSC’s absence, Citizenship Minister Winston Felix, acting in the capacity of Public Security Minister, a post held by Khemraj Ramjattan, instructed the then acting Police Commissioner to send an Assistant Superintendent of Police home, but the High Court determined this was unconstitutional.“You have constitutional disobedience and Government’s commitment to constitutional reform is not taking place … we don’t even know what these reforms are. The Government has not put out a white paper about what it intends to achieve by this constitutional reform. They supposedly have a report which nobody else has seen, other than the Prime Minister and millions of taxpayer dollars have been spent to compile this report and not a single taxpayer has seen it,” the former Attorney General told this newspaper.Apart from the money that was spent on the reforms, $5.5 million was spent on launching regional radios at Aishalton, Bartica and Orealla while some of the money also went towards training the radio personnel and Nagamootoo’s “outreach activities”.Some $4.6 million was also spent on a supervisory consultancy for the regional radio project, while $1.2 million was spent on information technology and web services and $1.6 million on events and functions. In addition, another $1.4 million was spent on repairs to furniture at the official residence and office, and carpets. The remaining amounts, according to the Prime Minister, were spent on expenses such as cell phones and work study students’ stipends.last_img read more

first_imgGood Hope choppingOne week after she almost lost her daughter at the hands of an abusive farmer, Zorina Mahase is now scared for her own life and is contemplating fleeing the home she lived in for several years as the man has been threatening to “finish her off” before turning himself in to the police.The 48-year-old woman of Good Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on Monday told Guyana Times that she is fearful for her life after persons in the area reported to her that the farmer was seen and was threatening her life. According to the woman, whose daughter was chopped mercilessly on February 24, she made a report to the police but was told that they cannot do anything since they are still searching for the farmer.Injured: Vashti MahaseThe distraught woman was almost moved to tears during an interview with this publication as she said, “We gah leave the house and go now, we gah find somewhere to go because the man still deh out deh”.Mahase’s words were triggered by last Sunday’s episode when the 35-year-old man chopped her 22-year-old daughter, Vashti Mahase, several times with a cutlass while she was serving him a restraining order at his Lima Dam home in Mahaica.The elder Mahase, a mother of seven, said she has lived in her home for almost 19 years now and has never had an issue to cause her to move, even as she reported that her injured daughter’s condition is improving.“Me daughter bin already tell me dah. Me daughter tell me that he promise to kill she and me together because is me encourage she fuh leff he,” the woman said.The fearful woman said she never had an issue with the farmer until she learnt that he abuses her daughter, which is something she was unable to accept.“I just want somebody to find the man, the police just said they can’t do anything because they nah know way de man deh. Tell me what I can do because I mind me children them without a father for over 19 year and now me got to leff me house and go…how lang me gun able fuh hide from me home wah me wuk all de days of me life fuh build,” she cried.Zorina MahaseEfforts made by this publication to contact the Divisional Commander, Calvin Brutus, proved futile.Young Mahase was sent to the home of the suspect accompanied by a rural constable to issue a restraining order a few days after he threatened to chop her head off.Guyana Times was told that in the process of serving the restraining order, an argument ensued between the two and while Mahase’s back was turned, the farmer gruesomely attacked her with his cutlass, firing chops at her face, head, hands, back and other body parts.The rural constable who was with her allegedly ran for cover, leaving the woman at the mercy of her attacker.According to the mother, her daughter was told that it was compulsory for her to be present when the restraining order was served since she needed to identify him.Police are searching for the suspect.last_img read more

first_imgIF the response to the fires raging though Southern California showed government at its best, L.A.’s settlement with Gloria Jeff showed it at its worst. Jeff, the former general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, hired high-profile attorney Gloria Allred after the mayor showed her the door. Together they shook down the city for $95,000, while never showing she was unjustly terminated. These payoffs are setting a bad precedent that the city rewards incompetence with a sweet goodbye gift. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wimped out when it came to voting on the payout. After hearing complaints about Jeff from nearly every City Council member and seeing the lack of progress in finding traffic solutions, the mayor acted decisively. 160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.But then the same council members whined publicly that Jeff wasn’t treated fairly, and put the mayor in an impossible position with the specter of race hanging over the issue since Jeff is an African-American. Her claim against the city went to a three-person claims board, which consisted of a representative of the council, the Mayor’s Office and the city attorney. Councilman Bernard Parks naturally stood up for Jeff and City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo’s representative as usual was happy to settle. They came up with the $95,000 figure to keep the payment under the $100,000 level that would have made the full council take up the issue. Even though it would have made no difference in the outcome, the mayor should have stood up for his decision and personally voted against the settlement. The end result is that once again City Hall has shown its utter contempt for taxpayers, its indifference to public policy and its utter disregard for standards in the workplace.last_img read more

first_imgWorks are under way at Niall Mór National School, Killybegs, to improve facilities for children with autism.Work gets underway on the new autism unit at Niall Mor NS.Following the allocation of a grant by the Department of Education and Skills, a new building is under construction and should be completed and ready to move into in September this year.It will replace a leased pre-fabricated structure which has been in use by the class for children with autism for the past five years. This will be a multi-room unit which will include a general classroom, a “snoezelen”, in which the children can experience a multi-sensory environment, toilets, a shower unit and kitchen facilities in which the children can train in practical life skills.And parents who feel their children could benefit by attending there are reminded that now is the time to begin the process of application.Headmaster, Michael McGuinness said “The Niall Mór has a long history of serving children with special needs; the first special needs class was established in 1980. At the moment we have a class for children with autism, two classes for children with speech and language difficulties and a class for children with mild/moderate general learning difficulties. The classes cater for children from all over Donegal South West with pupils from as far away as Bundoran, Glenties and Glencolmcille.“What applies to all these classes is that applications for enrolment have to be accompanied by a psychological or medical report recommending that it is an appropriate placement for the child,” he added. And he cautioned: “Generally, that takes a bit of time so its as well to begin the process early” With that in mind, an open day has been arranged at Niall Mór N.S. on Friday, March 8th, between 10am and 2pm, during which parents, teachers, carers or anyone else with an interest, can visit the school, look over the facilities and speak to teachers, special needs assistants and Mr. McGuinness.The two classes for children with speech and language difficulties each cater for a maximum of seven children.“The great advantage of this, apart from the small numbers, is that we have a HSE speech and language therapist in-house for two days a week”, Mr McGuinness said. “Generally”, he explained, “the children in these classes come for a period of up to two years of intensive therapy, following which they return to their local mainstream classes.”The class for children with mild/moderate general learning difficulties caters for children whose needs are not being met in the general, mainstream situation.The dedicated facilities for children with special needs are integrated with the other classes at the Niall Mór in a safe and happy atmosphere. In total, there are 185 pupils on the rolls, looked after by a staff of 23, including 14 teachers, 7 special needs assistants and one speech and language therapist. More information about the open day and the school in general can be got by telephoning 074 9731794, by visiting the website, www.niallmor.ie or emailing office@niallmor.com. Apart from the open day on Friday, March 8th, visits can be arranged by appointment.WORK STARTS ON NEW AUTISM UNIT AT KILLYBEGS SCHOOL was last modified: February 26th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:autism unitKillybegsNiall Mor NSlast_img read more

first_img LaBarbera was informed that he would be going in with just seven minutes left in the first intermission, he said. LaBarbera had not played since a Dec. 29 loss to Phoenix, and in his relief role Tuesday, LaBarbera stopped 11 of 13 shots. “It wasn’t the easiest thing in the world, but it’s part of the job,” LaBarbera said. “You’re a professional so you should always be ready. “It’s been pretty interesting around here. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it, with guys going down left, right and center.” Since Garon’s injury was only the latest in a string of bad twists for the Kings, it rated as only a mild surprise when the Lightning broke its string of power-play futility seven minutes into the first period. Brad Richards faked a shot from the slot, then passed to Martin St. Louis, who was stationed to the side of the net. St. Louis flipped a shot toward the net, and the puck deflected off the back of Garon and into the net to break an eight-game power-play drought for the Lighting. But, with 4:04 left in the period, Dustin Brown came through with a real highlight when he stationed himself in front of the net and knocked in the rebound of a shot by Sean Avery. The Kings recorded only three shots on goal in the second period and LaBarbera, without much defensive support, allowed two goals, to Vincent Lecavalier and Fedotenko, to put the Kings down 3-1. Norman Milley added an empty-net goal for Tampa Bay with 1:10 remaining in the third period. KINGS NOTES: Miller, out since Dec. 21 with severe back pain, has made great strides in recent days and seems to be on the comeback trail. ” It wasn’t getting much better for a long time,” he said. “Now I’m able to do a lot more, as far as strength and getting on the ice. I don’t know how close am I, but at least I can see some sort of light. I want to get back as soon as I can, but at the same time I don’t want to waste all the time I spent resting my back. I don’t want to come back too soon and be in the same position again.” Miller had a second epidural shot last week, enjoyed a significant improvement and has been skating before practices, but likely would need several days of full-team practices before he could return. … The Kings recalled Matt Ryan and Richard Petiot. … Visnovsky (cervical strain) remains on track to return Thursday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay entered the game with losses in three of its last four games and had failed to score a power-play goal in 2006, with an 0-for-40 skid that dated back to Dec. 26. But the Lightning scored two power-play goals on its first three chances Tuesday, and Ruslan Fedotenko added a goal late in the second period to give Tampa Bay a 3-1 lead. By that point, Jason LaBarbera had been pressed into duty in goal. Garon played the entire first period but was hit by a shot late in the period and was replaced by LaBarbera to start the second period. Garon said he will have a MRI today. X-rays revealed nothing more than a bruise, although Garon also required two stitches to close a cut caused by the shot. But the short-term prognosis doesn’t look good for Garon, who had limited mobility in his left arm after the game. “I felt good and I didn’t want to get off the ice,” Garon said, “but I thought it would be better for the team if I stayed off.” Injuries have become a way of life for the Kings, who also have been without Eric Belanger, Aaron Miller and Jeremy Roenick, and it seems that the attrition is catching up with the Kings. “We’re banged up right now, but we still have to find a way to get points,” coach Andy Murray said. “I can’t fault the effort of our team, but we needed to have a smarter effort.” No lightning strikes, falling trees or other acts of nature. Craig Conroy somehow made it through Tuesday night’s game unscathed, which put him in the distinct minority among the Kings’ top player. What were the Kings missing Tuesday? Only three of their top four scorers: Pavol Demitra, Alexander Frolov and Lubomir Visnovsky, who have combined for 50 of the 160 goals scored by the Kings this season. Then, as only things can for the Kings, things managed to get worse during the game. In a development that surprised nobody who has followed the team this season, the Kings lost goaltender Mathieu Garon to a bruised left shoulder after the first period. Matters didn’t improve much from there, as the Kings lost to the Tampa Bay Lighting 4-1 before 17,017 at Staples Center. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardlast_img read more

first_imgHellen Obiri, one of Ricky’s athletes, took bronze in the 1500mDONEGAL man Ricky Simms’ is on top of the world – after seeing athletes he manages win medal after medal at the World Championships in Moscow.The Finn Valley AC member and Milford native saw Mo Farrah complete a dream double-double by winning his second gold medal to add to his twin Olympic golds.Farrah – who Simms brought to Donegal for Christmas four years ago –  claimed the 5,000 metres title at the Luzhniki Stadium just six days after racing to glory in the 10,000m. With Usain Bolt also taking gold – and going for a second in the 200m this weekend – it has been a glorious week for Simms and his Pace sports management team. DELIGHT FOR DONEGAL MENTOR AS SIMMS’ ATHLETES ON TOP OF THE WORLD! was last modified: August 17th, 2013 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:Finn Valley ACMilfordricky simmslast_img read more

first_imgThree national champion horse-carriage drivers have set off on an epic journey from Donegal to drive a horse and trap the length of Ireland.The horsemen left Malin Head yesterday.Dan J Spillane, 58, from Macroom, Co Cork, cracked the whip to lead the fundraising drive from scenic Malin Head early yesterday in the hope of completing the 750km journey to Mizen Head in Cork next week, raising money for cancer research along the way.The Ballinagree Horse Driving Club member, who has been driving horses for over 20 years, said it has been a dream of his to complete the trip using a horse and carriage. “It’s something I always wanted to do and I thought if we’re doing it, why not collect money along the way, and make a holiday out of it,” he said.He and his team hope to raise around €40,000 for the Breakthrough Cancer Research, the fundraising charity for the Cork Cancer Research Centre at Cork University Hospital.HORSEMEN LEAVE MALIN HEAD ON EPIC JOURNEY was last modified: July 10th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalhorsesIrelandlast_img read more

first_imgA family has forgiven a speeding driver who almost killed their daughter when he caused an accident which left the 3 year old fighting for her life.Letterkenny court.Michael Doherty was just 25 when his jeep caused a crash with another car being driven by Liam Doherty in Clonmany, Inishowen in May, 2011. His daughter Cassie was severely injured in the crash with fractured vertebrae, a ruptured spleen and internal bleeding  and was left in a body cast for several weeks.She spent several days in Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital and then in Letterkenny General Hospital.Mr Doherty, now 28, and a stone sculptor, remembers nothing of the crash but pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing serious injury to the child.Although he remembers nothing of the crash, he accepted that he was speeding on the evening of the crash on May 15th.Garda Declan McBride told Letterkenny Circuit Court that Mr Doherty had crossed over to his wrong side of the road forcing Mr Doherty to take evasive action before crashing into a tree and bouncing back to strike the other vehicle.Garda McBride said Cassie Doherty, now 6, has made a full recovery and is a normal little girl.He also told the court that the little girl’s family wanted to tell the court that they held no ill feeling towards Michael Doherty.Indeed the court was told that Mr Doherty had suffered emotionally as a result of causing the little girl’s injuries.He had visited her in hospital and had brought her a teddy bear and apologised to the Doherty family.However, it was revealed to the court that Mr Doherty, who works for North West Memorials, has four previous convictions including one for dangerous driving.Judge Keenan Johnson said he was happy that little Cassie had made a full recovery and commended the courage shown by the Doherty family in forgiving Michael Doherty.He said he appreciated he was very remorseful and commended his actions in visiting little Cassie in hospital.He said “These were catastrophic injuries – a fracture to spine – but thankfully she has made a full recovery and that’s the main thing .“It is quite clear from the probation report that he has suffered enormous remorse. I am also impressed that he didn’t shy away and went to see her and it shows he has a human and caring nature.“He has accepted it is dangerous and I give him credit for that. I sincerely hope that Dohertys are able to move on and it seems they have.“There was the element of speed and it is obvious he was traveling too fast on a minor road. He lost control and result was a serious crash. However I am impressed by testimonials and it is clear he is a talented monumental sculptor. There is also a very low risk of reoffending and he is unlikely to see inside of courts again.”He jailed Doherty for four years but replaced it with 240 hours community service in lieu of the jail sentence.He also ordered him to do a Pro Social Drivers programme and disqualified him from driving for six years.FAMILY FORGIVE DANGEROUS DRIVER WHO ALMOST KILLED THEIR DAUGHTER was last modified: April 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Cassie DohertycrashGarda Declan McBridejudge keenan johnsonLiam DohertyMichael Dohertylast_img read more