Amateur boxing show cancelled Tropical Storm Erika, which struck the Eastern Caribbean on Thursday, has caused the cancellation of the international boxing show between Jamaica and the British Virgin Islands that was scheduled for tonight at the Olympia Crown Hotel. Two of the six-man team of boxers from the Virgin Islands arrived on Wednesday, and the other four were scheduled to come in yesterday. Because of the storm, all flights were cancelled, so the remaining boxers were unable to get to Jamaica. The Boxing Board, under whose auspices the show was being held, told The Gleaner yesterday that arrangements will be made to hold the show later in the year. Yaya Toure opts out ABIDJAN (AP): Yaya Toure asked not to be included in CÙte d’Ivoire’s squad for its first 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier, and coach Michel Dussuyer says the midfielder is in a “period of reflection” over his international career. Dussuyer met with Toure in London recently over his future with the national team and said in comments published by the Ivorian federation “I hope he will continue his adventure” with national team. “I told him that I was counting on him. He is a great player and is the captain of the team,” Dussuyer said. Now 32, Toure led CÙte d’Ivoire to their first continental title in 25 years in February, his first international trophy. He said in March he was considering whether to continue his international career. CÙte d’Ivoire open their qualifying campaign for 2017 against Sierra Leone next weekend. Robben now Netherlands captain THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP): Arjen Robben replaced striker Robin van Persie as captain of the Netherlands yesterday in Danny Blind’s first squad since taking over from Guus Hiddink as national coach. Blind said he needs a captain with more on-field presence as his team heads into two crucial European Championship qualifiers against Group A leader Iceland and Turkey. “It’s a great honour that the coach asked me to captain Oranje,” Robben said in a written statement. Robben was the undisputed star of the Dutch team that reached the semi-finals of last year’s World Cup in Brazil, but the Bayern Munich winger has struggled with injuries for much of the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. Van Persie, the Netherlands’ all-time top scorer with 49 goals in 98 internationals, said he respected Blind’s decision and accepted the role of vice-captain. Spain coach calls up David de Gea MADRID (AP): Spain coach Vicente del Bosque yesterday included goalkeeper David de Gea, Diego Costa, and Juan Mata in his squad to take on Slovakia and Macedonia in qualifying matches for next year’s European Championship. Del Bosque called up De Gea, even though he has not played for Manchester United so far this season amid speculation over a possible move to Real Madrid. Former Madrid keeper Iker Casillas is also included in the squad. “It’s true he hasn’t been in official competitions, which is a requirement, but we are in the early part of the season,” Del Bosque said of De Gea’s inclusion, explaining that the player has trained and is ready to play. Del Bosque said he expected De Gea’s club situation was only “temporary” and would be resolved by September 1, when the transfer window will have closed. “He is a goalkeeper that, like Casillas, we think will defend Spain’s goal for many years.”
SEA is carrying on cleaning around GantaBy Wender K. MassaquoiThe task of keeping the city of Ganta clean has been taken over by the a private organization known as Safe Environment Actors (SEA).According to the City Mayor of Ganta, Benjamin Dokpa, the City Council gave the contract to a private entity to keep the city clean, adding, “keeping the city clean will create a healthy living of the citizens.”He said the private company was charged with the responsibility to ensure the city is kept clean daily and the city government will be in charge of collecting fees from vendors and store owners along the street. According to the mayor, the city administration announced the request for proposals on local radio stations and SEA was the only applicant.The head of the SEA, Eddie Gbatu, told the Daily Observer that because of numerous cries from residents, they decided to take responsibility of sanitation throughout the city.“After hearing the cry and complain of the community dwellers and other citizens, we decided to take the initiative in order to give our people a safe and healthy environment,” he said.“SEA has been in existence for the past two months but began active work in August, this year,” he said.Mr. Eddie Gbatu said the group comprises most youth who have volunteered to help keep the city clean.“During the two months of preparation we were able to tax the four founding members and other members L$10,000 each to help us have something to begin this project,” said Gbatu.“Our objective is to give our people a clean environment and create jobs for our young people” Eddie Gbatu told the Daily Observer. “Meanwhile, he added, “our focus point is garbage collection from major locations in Ganta and other surrounding areas.”“Since the group started this process, the City of Ganta is getting cleaned everyday” said a passerby.The head of SEA is calling on government officials and other stakeholders in Ganta for financial support to enable them work effectively. He is also calling on other citizens not to see this as a means for them to get political power but as an initiative to keep the city clean, Gbatu said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A 34-year-old mother of five was on Wednesday evening stabbed to death in North Sophia, Greater Georgetown, by a man who was reportedly obsessed with her. Nadina Kalamdeen of North Sophia, was stabbed several times about the body by the suspect who was later apprehended and taken into Police custody.Dead: Nadina KalamadeenBased on information received, the woman had been avoiding the suspect for quite sometime now. He reportedly made several advances to the woman who rebuffed him every time. However, he would visit the woman’s house with the hope of her taking him seriously.However, the suspect, who is referred to as “Goodie Man” reportedly turned up at the woman’s house but at that time, she was asleep. Her relatives refused to wake her and the suspect reportedly left but returned later in the afternoon.Guyana Times understands that the woman had left the house to purchase an item and she was followed by the man. Persons reportedly recalled seeing the woman walking in front and the man behind her.After the woman refused to accept his advances, he reportedly whipped out a knife and dealt her several blows to her back. After the woman collapsed on the roadway, he attempted to run but an alarm was raised and he was apprehended by persons in the neighbourhood who later handed him over to the Police.The injured woman was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. The murder weapon was found in possession of the suspect. He is expected to be charged with the capital offence of murder later in the week.
A mother of three lost her life on Sunday after she and her family were struck by a truck which was allegedly overtaking another vehicle on the Canal Number One Polder Access Road, West Bank Demerara (WBD).Injured: Jusley BrisportThe dead woman has been identified as Angelle Barry of Lot 5 L’Oratoire, Canal Number One Polder, WBD.Based on information received, Barry was walking along the roadway at about 16:30h with her husband, 36-year-old Jusley Brisport, and three children – Nefetari Brisport, Orias Brisport, 3, and five-year-old Akeria Barry.They were reportedly in the corner of the roadway when a truck overtook another vehicle and in the process, the right front of the vehicle connected with them.As a result of the impact, they fell onto the road and sustained multiple bodily injuries.The injured family was picked up and taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WRDH), where Barry succumbed to her injuries while receiving medical attention. Her husband suffered a fractured arm while one of the children received bruises. They were treated and sent away.On Monday, Barry’s husband told Guyana Times that he was still trying to come to grips with the death of his wife and mother of his children. He recalled them walking along the roadway to attend a family gathering not far from their home when the tragic incident unfolded.A section of the roadway where the incident occurredOne of the children, he recalled, was walking in front, followed by him, who was carrying his daughter. His wife followed closely behind with the third child.However, before they could have arrived at their destination, the truck charged in their direction after overtaking a taxi.The lorry collided with the family, hitting his wife first. The injured man said he felt the impact and later realised that the child he was carrying was flung out of his hands. After that moment, he was unconscious.Bristol stated that they laid on the ground until public-spirited persons rushed to assist. In tears, he stated that his wife did not survive the hit since she was severely wounded.The driver of the truck was taken into Police custody and a breathalyser test was administered which proved that he was over the legal limit of alcohol consumption.He remains in Police custody as investigations continue. Barry’s body is at the Ezekiel Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem. She leaves to mourn her husband, three children and other family members and friends.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC Hydro has released statistics of those working on the Site C dam project in July.Compared to the numbers from June of this year, there were 84 fewer workers employed by the project in the first whole month of summer, to a total of 1,721 workers. Of those, 1,345 workers were employed as construction and environmental contractors, with an additional 376 engineers and project staff.The percentage of local hires on the dam site doesn’t seem to have shown much change, although it did increase by one percent to 47%, which means that there were 636 PRRD residents employed as contractors on the dam.- Advertisement -Overall, the number of workers hailing from BC fell one percent, from 83 percent to 82 percent.One thing that did not change from June to July was the number of Temporary Foreign Workers on the project: zero.Hydro added in the release that “as with any construction project, the number of workers — and the proportion from any particular location — will vary month-to-month and also reflects the seasonal nature of construction work.”Advertisement
A Letterkenny man replied he was “as poor as pi**” when caught with illegal fuel in his car.James McGeehan, of 47 Ballyraine, was stopped by customs officers in Letterkenny on December 11th, 2009.When officers dipped his car using the normal markers they found it showed a green colour which identified the fuel being used was illegal. Customs officers told Judge Paul Kelly that when asked if he understood that he would be facing a fine McGeehan replied “I’m as poor as piss with no money.”State solicitor Ciaran Liddy told the court that the relevant samples had been sent off for analysis and had proven to be green diesel.The court also heard there had been a previous conviction of a similar nature in September last year for which he was fined €2,500.Judge Paul Kelly fined McGeehan €2,500 and took a second charge into consideration.EndsMAN SAID HE WAS “AS POOR AS PI**” WHEN CAUGHT WITH ILLEGAL FUEL was last modified: October 3rd, 2011 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:Customs and Exciseillegal fuelJames McGeehanletterkenny
2 England can slot into 1G or 2G depending on their result against Belgium England manager Gareth Southgate says England will always strive to win amid suggestions that finishing second in Group G could be preferable as the tournament progresses.The Three Lions can finish above Belgium with a draw on Thursday night, but that would mean a potential quarter-final against World Cup favourites Brazil. 2 Southgate says England want to keep winning Finishing second would set up a possible last-eight clash with Switzerland or Sweden, but Southgate believes this this kind of talk is ridiculous, stressing the importance of momentum.He said: “We want to keep winning football matches and we want to breed a mentality that everybody in our squad wants to constantly win.“We’ve not won a knockout game since 2006. Why we are starting to plot which would be a better venue for our semi-final is beyond me.“We have no idea who, when, or where we will play in the next round. But we’re pleased that we’re in the next round.” There are no easy games at the World Cup, as world champions Germany demonstrated by finishing rock-bottom of Group F below Sweden, Mexico and South Korea after a shock 2-0 defeat to the South Koreans.The Germans’ shock exit shows how difficult international football can be, according to Southgate.He added: “Italy out and Holland out before we got to this point, Chile who were in the Confederations Cup final last year, and now Germany.“There’s no opportunity to rest on where you are as a team or stop the constant improvement.“In sport and in life you’ve got to keep evolving and improving and it just shows anybody is vulnerable on any given day.”talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.
Noel Boyle from The Paper Post in Letterkenny is hoping to sell the winning ticketLOTTO fever has hit Donegal today – as the EuroMillions jackpot hits €125M.Lottery retailers across the county are reporting a brisk trade as punters bid to get their hands on one of the biggest ever jackpots.Noel Boyle, from The Paper Post in Letterkenny, said: “It hasn’t stopped all morning. “When there is such a big jackpot there are always more players and we’ve been inundated today.“Fingers crossed I might sell the winning ticket.” LOTTO FEVER GRIPS DONEGAL AS JACKPOT HITS €125MILLION was last modified: January 7th, 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:euromillionsLOTTO FEVER GRIPS DONEGAL AS JACKPOT HITS €125MILLION
Loyola scored eight goals in its two league victories over Indiana State and UNI. Senior Jenna Szczesny netted four of those scores and is tied for the MVC lead in goals with seven. Saturday’s match will be the 14th all-time in the head-to-head series with Drake up 7-3-3. ESPN3 Drake recorded back-to-back shutouts in consecutive MVC matches (Valparaiso, Illinois State), it is the first time this has happened since the 2015 season when that team ended the regular season with three-straight clean sheets. Sophomore goalkeeper Kelsie Stone (Hoffman Estates, Ill.) had seven saves in the two wins, including some key saves versus the Redbirds. Drake (5-7-0, 2-0-0 MVC), Loyola (5-5-1, 2-0-0 MVC) and Evansville (4-7-1, 2-0-0 MVC) are at the top of the MVC standings after two weeks of league play. Story Links CHICAGO – The Drake University women’s soccer team visits Loyola Saturday evening in a battle between first place teams in the Missouri Valley Conference. First kick at Loyola Soccer Complex is 7 p.m. and the match will be broadcast on ESPN3. Live Stats In its conference home opener Saturday, Drake shutout Illinois State, 2-0, for its first back-to-back regular season victories over the Redbirds since 2004 and 2005. The win over the Redbirds is also the first home win in the series for Drake since 2004. Freshman Alison Walls (Kansas City, Mo.) broke open a scoreless contest with her third goal of the year in the 65th minute. Shortly after Walls’ score, sophomore Olivia Bruce (Lakeville, Minn.) sealed it with her third goal this season, coming in the 67th minute. Following Saturday’s game, Drake hosts Evansville Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. at the Cownie Soccer Complex. Print Friendly Version
Watford vs FulhamVicarage Road, LondonTuesday, 02-04-2019 @9:45pmReferee: Roger EastWatford’s Tom Cleverley has a calf tear that could also sideline him from next weekend’s FA Cup semi-final. Isaac Success has picked up a knee injury while fellow forward Adalberto Penaranda has a hamstring problem and so also misses out.Fulham are monitoring Aleksandar Mitrovic, who missed the defeat to Manchester City with a stomach problem. Defender Tim Ream and midfielder Jean Michael Seri could return after international duty.All three previous Premier League meetings have ended in a draw. Fulham have not beaten Watford in any of their last five meetings (D3, L2).Wolves vs Man UnitedMolineux Stadium, West MidlandsTuesday, 02-04-2019 @9:45pmReferee: Mike DeanMan United know they have seven finals to negotiate if they are to retain a champions league spot next season especially after Arsenal winning on Monday. The Gunners’ victory over Newcastle means they take the initiative in the battle for the remaining two CL slots as they lead United and Spurs by two points with only seven games to play.Despite still being in the CL quarter finals, United know that it will be easier using the league route to ensure they have another run in Europe’s lucrative premier club competition.On Tuesday, they come up against a tricky Wolves side that dumped them out of the FA Cup last month, and one that has taken points off top six sides consistently this season.However, Wolves have not beaten United twice in the same season since 1979-80. Wolves have alternated between victory and defeat in the four previous Premier League meetings at Molineux, most recently losing 5-0 in March 2012. September’s reverse fixture ended in a 1-1 draw with Wolves’ Joao Moutinho cancelling out Fred’s opener.Wolves central defender Ryan Bennett is available after a two-match suspension. Raul Jimenez and Matt Doherty are both expected to start, having featured as substitutes at the weekend, but several other regulars may be rested ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final.Manchester United’s Anthony Martial has shaken off the knock he picked up on Saturday, while Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof are both available. Alexis Sanchez, Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly and Matteo Darmian remain out.Manchester United have earned more Premier League points than any other side since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho. Their tally of 35 is one more than Liverpool over the same period. Solskjaer’s side have lost their last two away matches in all competitions, having previously won nine successive games on their travels in league and cup. They have won only one of their nine league fixtures against sides currently in the top seven this term (D4, L4). The last time United failed to beat a promoted side either home or away in a Premier League campaign was in 2002-03, when they drew at home and lost away to Manchester City. Paul Pogba has been directly involved in five of United’s last eight league goals, scoring two and setting up three. Since his United debut in February 2016, Marcus Rashford has scored 45 goals for the club in all competitions, more than any other player.Chelsea vs BrightonStamford Bridge, LondonWednesday, 02-02-2019 @9:45pmReferee: Graham ScottAfter an underwhelming first eight months in West London for Maurizio Sarri, Chelsea’s travelling supporters let the Italian know exactly what they thought of his tactics and team selection during Sunday’s match against Cardiff. As drastic as that sounds, Chelsea supporters called for their manager’s head during the second half and the ex-Napoli boss is surely living on borrowed time.Just a second away Premier League win of 2019 does at least give Chelsea something to build on, but anything less than victory against Brighton back on home soil – and a convincing one at that – and the same old questions will be asked. Chelsea have fared better in front of their own fans, losing just one Premier League home game so far this season and they have kept six clean sheets in their last nine at Stamford Bridge. However, Wolverhampton Wanderers came within seconds of claiming a victory there a little over three weeks ago, and Southampton also left Stamford Bridge with a point in early January.Sarri still has the Europa League as a safety net, with Slavia Prague to come over two legs in the quarter-finals, though a failure to reach next term’s Champions League will surely cost the Italian his job. This match, then, has taken on even more importance in a season that could still end in one of two ways for the Londoners.Back-to-back league wins for Brighton ahead of the international break should be enough to keep them above the dotted line, with one more victory – possibly two – from their remaining eight matches likely to be enough to hold off the three sides directly below them.Saturday’s 1-0 loss to south coast rivals and fellow strugglers Southampton leaves Chris Hugton’s men looking a little nervously over their shoulders, but 18th-placed Cardiff – whom they still have to face at home – have a six-point deficit to make up over the remaining six weeks of the season.Ideally for Hughton and his players, they will pick up that win they are after at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday – as unlikely as that may seem – as it will allow them to focus solely on the FA Cup.Sarri has a near-fully fit squad to choose from, with fringe players Ethan Ampadu and Davide Zappacosta his only two fitness doubts. Hazard and Kante were only deemed fit enough for a place on the bench against Cardiff, but they are both expected to return to the side on Wednesday. Belgian forward Hazard has been directly involved in four goals in his last two league appearances against Brighton, scoring three and assisting another. Ruben Loftus-Cheek may be rewarded for his late goal in South Wales with a start in this one, giving Ross Barkley a breather following a hectic schedule over the past few weeks. Elsewhere, Callum Hudson Odoi may finally get his first Premier League start as Sarri hinted that the youngster will feature more heavily in the remaining weeks of the season, while Emerson Palmeiri and Olivier Giroud could come in if the hosts opt to rotate.Brighton are expected to still be without Florin Andone and Pascal Gross, meanwhile, as they are struggling with a groin and hamstring injury respectively. Solly March was a second-half sub against Southampton and is likely to return in place of Alireza Jahanbakhsh, giving him some minutes ahead of the clash with Man City next weekend. With an eye on that City match, Jurgen Locadia and Beram Kayal – fitness depending – are also in contention to start.Tottenham Hotspurs vs Crystal PalaceWembley Stadium, LondonWednesday, 03-04-2019 @9:45pmReferee: Andre MarrinerTottenham may have deserved to take something out of Sunday’s huge clash with Liverpool, but were undone by a Toby Alderweireld own goal right at the end to make it five matches without a win in the Premier League and looking likely to drop out of the top four. That would be a pretty disastrous outcome for the club ahead of this new era, having been tipped as outside title challengers as recently as seven weeks ago.Their poor run of form has allowed Manchester United to draw level on points with them, while Arsenal are two points ahead. Momentum is definitely not on Tottenham’s side, then, and their results in London derbies have also taken a turn for the worse. After a run of seven consecutive league wins against their capital rivals, Spurs have won just one of their last four such matches, losing half of those. It could well turn out, however, that a change of stadium brings a change of fortunes. In the same way that Tottenham thrived at White Hart Lane, winning their last 14 games there and going 19 matches without a defeat, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium may become a fortress. For that to be the case they need to hit the ground running on Wednesday, with Manchester City the next visitors there in the quarter-finals of the Champions League next week. With Tottenham still battling on two fronts, Pochettino needs to snap his players out of their slump or else a campaign that offered so much promise could easily end in disaster.Rather than having a trip to Wembley to look forward to at the end of the week, the Eagles are now jostling for position in the bottom half of the division. Saturday’s 2-0 win over basement boys Huddersfield Town, which they made hard work of at times, does at least all but ensure that they will be playing Premier League football again next season. If Palace do avoid the drop, it will largely be thanks to their away form. The South London side have collected 20 points on their travels compared to 16 at home – the seventh and 17th best returns in the Premier League respectively.Tottenham are without Eric Dier and Harry Winks in the engine room, which forced Pochettino to go with an attack-minded XI against Liverpool. Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Moussa Sissoko started together and, in the absence of any other real options – Victor Wanyama aside – Pochettino may have to go with the same trio again here. There could be recalls for Ben Davies and Son Heung-min, however, having both come off the bench at Anfield, while Serge Aurier should recover from injury to rival Kieran Trippier for a start at right-back. Up top, Harry Kane has scored 59 home goals for Tottenham in the Premier League – only Jermain Defoe (60) has scored more in home games for the club.Palace’s only injury concern is Mamadou Sakho, meanwhile, so Hodgson could well go with the same XI that beat Huddersfield at the weekend. James McArthur was brought on for Max Meyer at half time in that most recent outing, though, and he will be hoping for a 30th league start of the season here. Wilfred Zaha has scored in each of his last three away Premier League games, managing four goals in total – no player has ever scored in four consecutive Premier League away appearances for the Eagles.Man City vs Cardiff CityEtihad Stadium, ManchesterWednesday, 03-04-2019 @9:45pmReferee: Jonathan MossManchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been ruled out through injury having been substituted at his own request in the win at Fulham. Vincent Kompany is available following nearly a month out with a muscular problem but Fabian Delph is sidelined.Cardiff City full-back Jazz Richards, who is yet to start a league game this season, has returned to training following a thigh injury. Defender Sol Bamba and forward Callum Paterson are both long-term absentees.Cardiff’s only victory in their past 20 away league fixtures against Manchester City was 2-1 in the top flight at Maine Road in 1961 (D8, L11). Manchester City have scored at least four goals in each of their last four top-flight wins against Cardiff. Both teams have scored in all 14 top-flight meetings in Manchester.Manchester City have won 18 of their 20 matches in all competitions in 2019 (D1, L1), scoring 66 goals. They have triumphed in 15 of their 16 Premier League home fixtures, with their only defeat coming against Crystal Palace on 22 December. City have faced just one shot on target in their last three league matches: Gerard Deulofeu’s goal for Watford on 9 March.Comments Tags: premier leaguetop