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#JaVotes2016: Comrades are already celebrating in St Thomas West

By on January 20, 2020

first_imgMarsha Francis, the People’s National Party’s (PNP) candidate vying for the western St Thomas seat, is feeling pretty confident about her chances. According to her, the comrades are already celebrating and as a daughter of the soil, she is confident that she will be victorious.  Francis, who was made aware of the low voter turnout, says that she knows for sure that the comrades came out to vote. “Especially in my division! Comrades definitely showed their support.  I believe that the constituency is depressed and as a daughter of the soil I have experienced it too. People are unsatisfied with level of representation so it’s time to move on,” she said. Francis told reporters that she sees herself as a hard worker who is ready to rebuild her constituency.last_img read more

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Scorpions look to rebound

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first_imgHead coach Robert Samuels expects Jamaica Scorpions to rebound from their first game loss to Guyana and defeat the Windward Islands Volcanoes in the second round of the WICB Regional Four-day Championship at Sabina Park, starting today.The match, one of three across the region on the weekend, is set to get under way at 10 a.m.”Coming out of the first game, we had a lot of pluses despite losing to Guyana,” said Samuels, who is in his first stint as head coach.”We prevented them from getting full batting points. We got some fast-bowling points, and we got some batting points, which, for the last couple of years, we did not get a batting point until about the fifth or sixth round.””I also mentioned before the start of the season that I want to put a ‘team’ out on the park, and we did play as a team. We bowled well, we fielded well, and the energy was high.”IMPROVINGBATTINGCurrently fifth in the six-team championship, Jamaica will enter the clash looking to improve on their batting, which yielded totals of 208 and 147 against the Guyanese in their 181-run defeat on the final day.West Indies middle-order batsman Jermaine Blackwood, with 96 out in the second innings, was the best Scorpion batsmen, while opener John Campbell was next best with 71 in their first time at the bat.Samuels, a former West Indies opener, also said he was also encouraged heading into the encounter by the fact that the Windwards also lost their opener by nine wickets to the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at Queen’s Park Oval.”I am looking forward to this game as we are now at home,” continued Samuels, who, last season, was assistant coach to now chairman of selectors, Junior Bennett.”The Windward Islands also lost their opening game to Trinidad, and as such, the aim is to rebound.”Jamaica have made one change to the squad of 13 for the showdown, with West Indies ‘A’ fast bowler, Reynard Leveridge replacing injured seamer Jason Dawes.Leveridge returned home prematurely from the West Indies ‘A’ team tour of Sri Lanka after picking up a groin injury.He has subsequently recovered and over the past two weeks, represented the Jamaica Defence Force in the ongoing Jamaica Cricket Association national one-day tournament.Jamaica Scorpions (from) – Nikita Miller (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, John Campbell, Reynard Leveridge, Derval Green, Trevon Griffith, Damion Jacobs, Brandon King, AndrÈ McCarthy, Marquino Mindley, Devon Thomas, Shacaya Thomas, and Chadwick Walton.Windward Volcanoes (from) – Liam Sebastien (captain), Sunil Ambris, Narsingh Deonarine, Tarryck Gabriel, Kavem Hodge, Delorn Johnson, Mervin Matthew, Kenroy Peters, Jerlani Robinson, Shane Shillingford, Devon Smith, Tyrone Theophile.last_img read more

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Time for Blackwater to play to its potential, says Erram

By on January 18, 2020

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “For us, this is already our peak,” he told INQUIRER.net on Friday after the team’s practice at SGS Stadium.“I’m already 100-percent, same with my teammates. We’ve already jelled and you could see our chemistry. Yes, we are young, but I believe that we’ve all matured not just as individuals, but also as a group. So we need to perform this conference.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownErram had his best showing to date this past all-Filipino tournament, norming 14.2 points, to go with league-best marks of 13.8 rebounds and 2.9 blocks to finish fifth in the voting for the Best Player of the Conference award.But the former Ateneo slotman is not done yet as he aims to translate those numbers to wins for the Elite. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Erram will be sharing the duties with fellow young guns Mac Belo, Raymar Jose, and Mike DiGregorio, alongside veteran Allein Maliksi.“Coming to this conference, we know we have the materials and talent to win. We have an import in Jarrid Famous who’s willing to sacrifice and give everything for the team,” he said.That’s why Erram is exuding in confidence that Blackwater won’t only make a noise this second conference, but also give the opposition a run for its money every time it takes the court.“We’re working hard in practice so that whatever we’ve built last conference, we can improve on that and we could achieve our goal which is to make it to the playoffs and hopefully, the semis,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter a largely promising performance in the past Philippine Cup, JP Erram knows that pressure is slowly mounting on Blackwater to deliver this upcoming 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.So much so that he’s acknowledging the expectations and challenging his side to deliver this second conference.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lakers’ big summer looms after 5 straight losing seasons Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

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Surinamese among non-Guyanese utilising local healthcare services

By on January 12, 2020

first_imgPersons from neighbouring countries continue to receive medical services at the New Amsterdam Hospital in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).Director of Health Services in the Region, Jevaughn Stephens told the Department of Public Information (DPI), this was largely due to the fact the Hospital’s data entry forms do not require information on the person’s nationality.Jevaughn Stephens“So, you realise they’re not Guyanese based on their accent and sometimes some are honest enough to tell us their nationality. Our data form is not designed to capture nationalities. It is designed this way because we do not want to discriminate; however, we do want to give free healthcare to everyone,” Stephens explained.Nationalities benefiting from free healthcare services here include Surinamese, Brazilians, and Haitians. Stephens said given the fact that the bulk of Guyana’s healthcare was free, this large influx, of particularly Surinamese, remained constant.According to Stephens, last year, 13 Surinamese gave birth at the Port Mourant Hospital while approximately nine Haitians received health services at New Amsterdam Hospital. He noted that offering free healthcare services to non-nationals was not illegal and was in keeping with the mandate of not discriminating. However, this may result in drug shortages, which is currently being addressed by the Public Health Ministry.Along with these issues, there are many referrals from the Skeldon Hospital in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice). “They (Skeldon Hospital) send a lot of their patients over here, especially for maternity treatment. Most persons having their first child would leave Region Five and come to Region Six for their delivery,” the Director of Health Services explained. He pointed out that this may be as a result of the expertise of the obstetricians and gynaecologists attached to the New Amsterdam Hospital.In 2017, the Government stated that plans would be implemented to monitor the number of Surinamese who travel to Guyana to seek free medical attention at the New Amsterdam Hospital.last_img read more

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Pac-10 basketball: Washington State impresses its rival

By on January 11, 2020

first_imgSEATTLE – The 10th-ranked Washington State Cougars have earned their archrivals’ utmost respect. “I think they’re better than No. 10,” Washington’s Jon Brockman said after the Cougars beat the Huskies 65-61 on Wednesday night. “They’re a great ball club. They didn’t get flustered when we got the lead.” Freshman center Spencer Hawes had 22 points and Brockman added 15 and 14 rebounds for the Huskies. The Cougars (22-4, 11-3 Pac-10), who received their highest ranking in history in this week’s Associated Press poll, won their fifth straight conference game this month after an overtime loss to Oregon. The Huskies (16-9, 6-8) had won five of their previous six league games. Picked to finish in last place in the Pac-10 preseason media poll after having a 4-14 record in the conference last season, Washington State’s confidence is now soaring. “It’s definitely up there for this time of the year,” Kyle Weaver said. Added Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar: “Washington State is a well oiled machine. They capitalize on every mistake that you make.” Taylor Rochestie scored a season-high 16 and Derrick Low hit two free throws with 16.7 seconds left to help the poised Cougars win a close game down the stretch. center_img Teammate Robbie Cowgill agreed. “This is the type of game that we probably would have lost last year or the year before,” Cowgill said, referring to Washington State’s 12-16 record when he was a freshman and 11-17 when he was a sophomore. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Batshuayi joins Dortmund on loan from Chelsea

By on January 6, 2020

first_imgBatshuayi made just 10 starts in all competitions for Antonio Conte’s side this term, but still managed to bag 10 goals from his 25 appearances in total and netted a brace in the 3-0 win over Newcastle on Sunday.BVB were in the market for a new frontman after selling Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the Gunners earlier on Wednesday, which opened the door for Giroud to move to Stamford Bridge.Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc told the club’s official website: “Michy is a young, very interesting striker who boasts a good goalscoring record and has shown his extraordinary quality at Chelsea and Olympique Marseille, in the Belgian league and while playing for the national team.”Batshuayi added: “In order to achieve my big objective, I want to play as much as possible and score many goals. The World Cup is taking place in the summer.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Batshuayi added: “In order to achieve my big objective, I want to play as much as possible and score many goals. The World Cup is taking place in the summer.” Photo/SKY SPORTSLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 31 – Michy Batshuayi has left Chelsea to sign for Borussia Dortmund on a six-month loan deal in a bid to win a place in Belgium’s World Cup squad.The 24-year-old striker chose to seek regular game time elsewhere after the Blues brought in Olivier Giroud from London rivals Arsenal on transfer deadline day.last_img read more

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Kimanzi’s juniors focused on U23 AFCON slot

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first_img“It is another challenge and we expect a good result because last time we tried and got some good results against Mauritius. This time we are lucky because we have almost the same group that did the job in the first game and that gives us a slight advantage,” Kimanzi said as the team left on Sunday.He added; “We expect a tough game but we are looking forward for positive results.”Kimanzi’s charges will look on for a positive result in the first leg before welcoming the Sudanese to the return fixture in Nairobi next Tuesday with the winner of this tie facing either Nigeria or Libya after which the winner earns a place in Egypt.Consequently, taking part in the U23 AFCON will be used as a qualification tournament for next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.“We go to Sudan with huge motivation and we hope we can sustain it to the game and earn a positive result. We are focused and we have a set of players who have been active competitively in the league and that gives us an edge,” Kimanzi further stated.This is the second time in three years Kenya heads out to Sudan for an age-grade competition with the first having been in the Under-20 qualifiers in 2016 where Kenya drew 1-1 but the second leg was called off after a successful Sudanese protest on the documents of some Kenyan players.Harambee Stars Under-23 head coach Francis Kimanzi watches on during training. PHOTO/FKFIn that match, Teddy Osok, now the assistant captain of the U23 team played a vital role in midfield and he hopes to have the same influence this time round and aid the team to victory.“We have prepared very well in the few days we have been in camp and we know it will not be an easy game in Sudan. But we have to fight to get positive results,” the Wazito FC midfielder noted.Kimanzi’s squad to Khartoum is endowed with enough experience with skipper Joseph Okumu leading the foreign legion that travels in for the tie.Other foreign based players in the squad include winger Ovellah Ochieng and Georgia based Alwyn Tera.The new faces in the squad include Sofapaka striker John Avire who has scored five goals so far this season and he comes in place of teammate Piston Mutamba who has been overlooked for the away trip.Also included is Nairobi Stima midfielder Curtis Wekesa.Travelling squad to SudanGoalkeepersTimothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars), Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks)DefendersMike Kibwage (KCB), Johnstone Omurwa (Mathare United), David Owino (Mathare United), Yusuf Mainge (AFC Leopards), Joseph Okumu (Real Monarchs, USA), Boniface Onyango (Kariobangi Sharks), Moses Mudavadi (Bandari)MidfieldersTeddy Osok (Wazito), Tobias Otieno (Sony Sugar), Ibrahim Shambi (Ulinzi Stars), James Mazembe (Kariobangi Sharks), Alwyn Tera (FC Saburtalo, Georgia), Peter Thiongo (Kakamega Homeboyz), Curtis Wekesa (Nairobi Stima), Sven Yidah (Kariobangi Sharks)ForwardsBoniface Mukhekhe (Mt Kenya United), Ovella Ochieng (Vasalund FC, Sweden), Sydney Lokale (Kariobangi Sharks), Jafari Owiti (AFC Leopards), John Avire (Sofapaka)0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars U23 defender Johnston Omurwa (centre) is congratulated by teammates Ovella Ochieng (left) and Chris Onyango (right) after scoring the opening goal during their Olympic 2020 Qualifier against Mauritius on November 14, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – The Harambee Stars Under-23 squad departed the country Sunday night for Khartoum, Sudan with focus sharply inclined towards earning a place in the Under-23 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be held in Egypt later this year.The Junior Stars under the tutelage of Mathare United tactician Francis Kimanzi are looking to emulate the seniors when they take on hosts Sudan in the first leg of the second qualification match in Khartoum on Wednesday night.last_img read more

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Porto out as Ajax makes UCL playoffs

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first_img0Shares0000Dusan Tadic (R) fired Ajax into the Champions League playoff with two penalties © ANP/AFP / Olaf KRAAKAMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Aug 14 – Last year’s semi-finalists Ajax reached the Champion League playoffs on Tuesday after seeing off PAOK Thessaloniki 3-2 in a tense encounter in Amsterdam to go through 5-3 on aggregate.Two Dusan Tadic penalties, the second five minutes from time, and Nicolas Tagliafico’s late header kept Erik ten Hag’s side alive with a chance to relive the dream of last season, when they seduced Europe with a thrilling run to the last four. Serb Tadic, who had already missed once from the spot for Ajax, slotted home the equaliser two minutes before the break after Diego Biseswar had silenced the Johan Cruyff Arena with a fine strike for PAOK midway through the half.Tagliafico left the Greeks needing to score twice when he met Ziyech’s 79th-minute corner with a powerful header, and shortly after Tadic sealed a playoff clash against APOEL Nicosia, despite Biseswar scoring a second in stoppage time.APOEL will face the Dutch giants for a place in the group stage, which begins next month, after overturning a 2-1 deficit from the first leg with a 2-0 win at Qarabag thanks to goals from Tomas De Vincenti and Urosh Matich.Last year’s quarter-finalists Porto and Celtic, both former European champions, were dumped out with shock home defeats to Krasnodar and CFR Cluj respectively.The Scottish champions from Glasgow were sent into the Europa League playoff round 5-4 on aggregate after losing a thrilling encounter 4-3 at Celtic Park.Porto found their 1-0 first leg lead wiped out as Russian side Krasnodar scored three times in 33 minutes to take control of the tie before running out 3-2 winners to go through on the away goals rule.Portugal’s two-time kings of Europe pulled level 3-3 on aggregate in the second half through Ze Luis and Luis Diaz, but could not find the winner despite having 25 shots.Red Star Belgrade, the 1991 European champions, squeaked through 7-6 on penalties after a tense shootout decided on the 19th spot-kick at FC Copenhagen as the tie finished 1-1 on the night and 2-2 on aggregate.Club Brugge survived via a 95th-minute equaliser in the dramatic 3-3 draw at Dynamo Kiev that saw three late goals — including two in stoppage time — and each side finish with 10 men as the Belgians made it to the playoffs 4-3 on aggregate.0Shares0000(Visited 33 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Manchester United Women seal moves for Liverpool duo

By on December 26, 2019

first_imgEngland stars Siobhan Chamberlain and Alex Greenwood were the marquee signings as Manchester United named their squad for their entry to the FA Women’s Championship.United were granted a place into the second tier of the competition after announcing earlier this year they would be launching a women’s team. Also joining the club is former United youth player Katie Zelem after a spell with Juventus and Jess Sigsworth, the joint-top scorer in Women’s Super League 2 with Doncaster last season. gameday cracker Latest Manchester United news How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won #MUWomen captain @AlexGreenwood can’t wait to get going. 👊 #MUFC pic.twitter.com/6ijeB1RT2N— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 13, 2018Both goalkeeper Chamberlain and defender Greenwood, regular members of the England squad bidding to qualify for next year’s World Cup, have joined United from Liverpool.Manager Casey Stoney told the club’s website, www.manutd.com: “We’ve gone young, we’ve gone exciting, we’ve gone entertaining.“I’m more than aware that we’re bringing 21 strangers together but I’m really excited about the squad and the future of this team.” RANKED who plays? center_img REVEALED smart causal REVEALED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won silverware Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT possible standings last_img read more

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BEAT THE BANKER? DEVELOPERS WIN SIGNIFICANT COURT VICTORY AGAINST ULSTER BANK

By on December 25, 2019

first_imgTWO brothers whose property empire they built from scratch collapsed during the economic crash have won a second landmark case against the Ulster Bank.Farmer’s sons Michael (pictured) and John Taggart once ran a business empire worth €600M and employed more than 100 people here in Co Donegal.Ulster Bank claims the Taggarts owe them £5M and €4.3M in personal guarantees and have been involved in a protracted legal battle to get the monies. The Taggarts have counter-sued the banks, claiming in essence that Ulster Bank brought an end to their empire – and the loss of 500 jobs – without proper cause.The Ulster Bank had vigorously opposed the Taggarts bid to have three cases heard together, arguing that such a ruling would be detrimental to the commercial life of Northern Ireland.But today Mr Justice McCloskey ruled that the cases, which had many common themes, should be heard together – ruling in favour of the Taggart brothers.The bank had previously won a summary judgement which would have forced the Taggarts to hand over €4.3M in personal guarantees allegedly linked to a Dublin land deal. But last July at the High Court in Belfast Mr Justice Bernard McCloskey set both judgements aside and ordered a full new hearing into the cases.In his judgement Mr Justice McCloskey noted that the Taggart brothers had been described in Sunday Independent in 2006 as “the richest people in the country.”He also noted that the Taggarts had contended during the hearing “that there is, as a minimum, a possible unexplained shortfall of some Stg£18M in repayments allegedly made by the Taggarts to the Plaintiffs (Ulster Bank) – some Stg£39M versus around Stg£21M.”In his ruling today Mr Justice McCloskey said: “I have formed the clear view that the joinder of all three actions is likely to save time and costs; will avoid duplication of effort and energies; will secure from the Court a single adjudication of all of the issues belonging to the dispute among the parties; will ensure that no party gains a litigation advantage to the possible detriment of the other; will preserve as level a playing field as possible; and will provide an equal measure of fairness to all parties.”The Taggarts began their property empire as teenagers on building sites in London before moving back to Drumsurn, Co Derry, where they oversaw property developments throughout Ireland. The brothers’ property empire went into administration in 2008, a year after the contended personal guarantees were allegedly signed.The court will reconvene on April 29 to decide on dates for a three-week trial – with May 7 or June 3 possible start dates.BEAT THE BANKER? DEVELOPERS WIN SIGNIFICANT COURT VICTORY AGAINST ULSTER BANK was last modified: April 25th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:BEAT THE BANKER? DEVELOPERS WIN SIGNIFICANT COURT VICTORY AGAINST ULSTER BANKlast_img read more

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