ST JOHNS, Antigua: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) today announced the West Indies Under-19 squad to participate in the upcoming Regional Super 50 Tournament. The 14-member squad includes five players who were part of the team which won the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh last year. These are all-rounders Shamar Springer and Keemo Paul; middle-order batsman Kirstan Kallicharan; wicket-keeper-batsman Emmanuel Stewart; and left-arm fast bowler Obed McCoy. The West Indies Under-19s are participating in this tournament as part of their preparation for the ICC Under-19 World Cup, to be played in New Zealand next year. Springer, Paul and McCoy will not be eligible for that tournament, but have been selected as part of their continued development and monitoring. The West Indies Under-19s will play in Zone A, which is based in Antigua. They will play alongside defending champions Trinidad & Tobago Red Force, Windward Islands Volcanoes, Kent Spitfire and host team Leeward Islands Hurricanes. SQUAD: Te-Shawn Alleyne, Alick Athanaze, Joshua Bishop, Shian Brathwaite, Kirstan Kallicharan, Mikyle Louis, Obed McCoy, Matthew Patrick, Keemo Paul, Jeavor Royal, Javier Spencer, Shamar Springer, Emmanuel Stewart and Bhaskar Yadram
Coach Robert Larteh, (Coach Pella) led his boys to make history, defeating Mighty Barrolle 1-0 last Sunday in the preliminary round of the Coca-Cola Top 8 Teams Tournament.BYC qualified for the semi finals in the debut pre-season tournament in front of a record crowd, including President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.Sunday’s game is second to be seen by President Sirleaf in less than 34 days with the first being the Super Cup derby where BYC pinned FC Fassell 2-1 since the suspension of football activities in July 2014.Trokon Myers’ fortuitous late strike sealed the score for BYC.During the tournament opener on Friday, May 1, BYC narrowly pinned Nimba United 1-0. Both teams ended the game with 10 players.The result left the Blue Boys six points clear and uncatchable in Group A, putting them through to semi finals. LISCR FC has two points from two games, having drawn with the Rollers and Nimba United 2-2- and 1-1 respectively.The Rollers sit 3rd on Group A with one point and a goal difference to Nimba United, who also has Barrolle with two teams from each group expected to crossover.Tuesday’s match would be the decider on which of the three should join BYC for the 2nd stage of the tournament. A win for any of the two, Barrolle and Nimba United would give a contented seat of four points, in so doing LISCR FC needs a win to crossover. But if Barrolle and Nimba United draw, LISCR FC could be inspired to fight for at least a draw to qualify.For Group B, NPA Anchors top the table with three points and four goals difference, having thrashed the tournament’s favorite FC Fassell, 4-0.Liberia’s Darling club, IE is next on Group B with three points and a goal difference, having narrowly defeated Aries 1-0.Yesterday’s games between IE and NPA Anchors; FC Fassell and Aries were on till press time.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The canal that the child may have fallen intoA toddler is now feared dead after she reportedly fell into a canal at Charity Squatting Area, Essequibo, on Thursday morning. Dead is 2-year-old Zaverhan France.Based on information received, the child was last seen by her mother Samantha Layne at about 9:00h. Initially, the mother took the child to the landing alongside the canal with the intention of giving her a bath. However, the now depressed woman changed her mind and went back into the yard, taking the child with her.Nevertheless, after a few minutes, the mother could not find the child. She frantically searched every corner of the yard but there were no signs of the toddler. It is believed that the child went back to the landing to have the bath all by herself and might have fallen in.Residents are also fearful that the child could have been attacked by one of the many caimans living in the canal. The police were summoned to the area and despite several hours of search, the child is yet to be found.
Robert De Niro has asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit brought against him by Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. The 63-year-old Oscar winner filed a motion Friday in U. S. District Court seeking the dismissal of the insurance company’s complaint, calling it “a case that should never have been filed.” According to court documents, De Niro was diagnosed with prostate cancer on October 15, 2003. Two days prior, on Oct. 13, 2003, he signed a medical certificate requested by Fireman’s Fund stating that he had never been “diagnosed with or treated for” any prostate disorder. The actor underwent a prostate-gland biopsy on Oct. 10. De Niro’s diagnosis and resulting treatment delayed production on the Fox film “Hide and Seek,” in which he was set to star. Fireman’s Fund, which insured the movie production, paid Fox more than $1.8 million to cover the cost of the delay. The film was released in January 2005. The insurance company filed a complaint against De Niro in October 2006, claiming the actor “failed to fully disclose information which was critical to our decision to offer insurance coverage,” according to a statement issued Monday. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Broadway veterans gathered Monday to dedicate a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to Cole Porter. Cabaret singer Mark Nadler played some of the late composer’s songs on a baby grand piano on Hollywood Boulevard. “Cole wrote endless, wonderful songs,” said actress Anne Jeffreys, who starred in “Kiss Me Kate,” a Broadway musical for which Porter wrote the music and lyrics. Porter wrote more than 1,500 songs for stage, movies and television, including such standards as “Night and Day,” “Anything Goes” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” He died in 1964. “He had such a talent that I don’t think that it can ever be duplicated,” said Jeffreys. Joey Cole Kubesch, a cousin of Porter’s, accepted the honor on his family’s behalf. – Associated Press De Niro wants suit dismissed
City eventually claimed their second successive Premier League crown by a single point as Liverpool’s bid for a first title since 1990 reached a painful conclusion.Klopp’s men made amends for that angst just weeks later as they beat Tottenham in the Champions League final and the Reds are expected to fight it out with City for the major honours again in the coming campaign.A win against Pep Guardiola’s team at Wembley would be a welcome psychological boost for Liverpool.But, having seen his pre-season plans disrupted by the absence of key players such as Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and keeper Alisson due to the Copa America and African Cup of Nations, Klopp isn’t putting too much stock in the result of the curtain-raiser to the English top-fight season.“For me, it has nothing to do with the rest of the season,” Klopp told reporters.“It’s a game and, even if we only have eight players available, I would like to try to win it.“If we win it, good. Will it have an influence on the season? I don’t think so.“If we lose it, not good. Will it have an influence on the season? No, again, I don’t think so.“We have to prove ourselves during the season, not in one game. If I have to say this would be the statement for the season, I would be really mad.”Klopp admitted he was surprised the Community Shield isn’t taken more seriously in England as he prepares to take part in the match for the first time.“It’s a final. This is the first time that I realised nobody sees it like that to be honest. A ‘curtain-raiser’ is unbelievable,” he said.“We think constantly about the game and how we can prepare for it and then everyone thinks, ‘Oh, do they really play?’“That’s not too cool, but it’s how it is. I don’t know exactly why people play this competition if it means nothing. Why don’t we cancel it then?“In Germany I won it five times, but nobody mentions it. We played every year. The Super Cup, you win it, nobody cares, you lose it and some care.”– ‘Most difficult game’ –Klopp said he would not take risks with his line-up against City, especially with players just returning to training ahead of Wednesday’s friendly against Lyon in Geneva.Mane will remain absent until next week after playing for Senegal in the African Cup of Nations final.But with his side having suffered a 3-0 defeat against Napoli in Scotland on Sunday — a third pre-season loss in four games — Klopp hopes Liverpool avoid another blow to their confidence if they are similarly below par against City.“We saw last year that City is the most difficult game to play during the season,” Klopp added.“We didn’t defend counter-attacks well against Napoli. We lost the ball in the wrong moments and didn’t protect it, and if that happens against City, you don’t have a chance.“You have to be ready. It’s a good test of the things that are there. We have to defend in a good way because if you don’t defend well against City we can get a proper knock.“I don’t think we can expect to play our best game of the season on Sunday.“That’s how it is with pre-season. But it’s about winning a football game. Hopefully we’ll find a way to do that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says the Community Shield against Manchester City won’t influence their Premier League campaign © AFP / KAMIL KRZACZYNSKIEDINBURGH, United Kingdom, Jul 29 – Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool’s Community Shield clash with Manchester City on Sunday will have no bearing on their battle for the Premier League title.The two sides will renew the rivalry that saw them take the title race to a tense final day last season.
ERRIGAL COLLEGE, LETTERKENNY PRESENTATION CEREMONY – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: May 25th, 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:errigal collegeletterkenny
One of the Spoken Word highlights at this year’s annual Earagail Arts Festival (July 7 to 22) will be The Glebe Cultural Summit.Presented by the festival in association with the Office Of Public Works, the summit will be held at Glebe House & Gallery on July 14 and 15.The weekend will be curated by broadcaster and writer Sinéad Gleeson and features a host of interesting speakers and various topics. Ramelton based writer and broadcaster Derek O’Connor will host The Rise Of Irish Crime Fiction and will speak to acclaimed writers Declan Hughes, Arlene Hunt and Paul Charles.Declan Hughes’ career as a crime novelist is rooted in long-standing passions: for the genre, for good writing in any genre, and for the absurdities of modern life.Arlene Hunt is a unique voice in Irish crime fiction. Her dark and atmospheric stories perfectly capture the grimy underworld of Dublin and beyond.She began writing at the age of 27, and produced her first novel, Vicious Circle, within the year and has since written a litany of best-sellers. Paul Charles is primarily known for the Detective Inspector Christy Kennedy series. “In 1996, inspired by Colin Dexter (the creator of Inspector Morse), I attempted my first Detective Inspector Christy Kennedy Mystery, I Love The Sound of Breaking Glass, which was published the following year,” said Paul.There will be other events to look forward to as part of the summit, including ‘Banter – Irish culture and the way it might not look at you…’ as Sinéad Gleeson is joined by Jim Carroll (Irish Times), filmmaker Lenny Abrahamson and Donegal’s own writer and performer, Little John Nee; Glebe Gallery Storytelling on Film; Post Boom Narratives and more exciting talks.For more information on The Glebe Cultural Summit and other great Spoken Word events taking place during this year’s Earagail Arts Festival log onto www.eaf.ie EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL UPDATE: THE GLEBE CULTURAL SUMMIT was last modified: July 10th, 2012 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:EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL UPDATE: THE GLEBE CULTURAL SUMMIT
Ann Doherty. Picture by Gemma O’DohertyANN Doherty, the sister of missing Mary Boyle, has made a statement to gardai this evening naming the suspect in her sister’s death, investigative journalist Gemma O’Doherty is reporting.Margo O’Donnell, sister of singer Daniel, has also made a statement this evening to gardai at Pearse Street in Dublin.In her report earlier for Broadsheet.ie, reporter O’Doherty writes: “The twin sister of Mary Boyle will today make a formal statement to Gardai about the identity of the person she believes murdered her sister.“Ann Doherty will claim Mary was killed by somebody known to her. She says she has been frustrated by an Garda Siochana in her efforts to find Mary’s remains and bring her killer to justice.“Ann Doherty will allege that on a number of occasions she was told the identity of the killer by a person close to her, but neither that person nor the suspect have ever been arrested.“In her statement today, Doherty will make a plea to Gardai to arrest the suspect. She will also state that she was informed by a senior Garda that there was political interference in the case, which she believes prevented Mary’s killer from being brought to justice. “The former officer claims that a politician made contact with Gardai in the days after the child’s murder and made an unusual request in an effort to hinder the investigation. This Garda also believes Mary Boyle may have been sexually assaulted before her death, a fear shared by her sister Ann.“The officer has also said that he was told the identity of the killer by somebody close to Mary on a number of occasions.”“In another development, the country singer Margo O’Donnell, sister of Daniel, will visit a Dublin Garda station today to make a formal statement about Mary Boyle’s murder.“Margo, a former neighbour and cousin of the Boyle family, has spent many years searching for the little girl’s remains. She claims that on three separate occasions she was told by a person close to Mary the identity of the killer but says every time she has spoken to Gardai about the case, she has been dismissed. She describes the killing as a ‘massive Garda cover-up.’ Broadsheet has seen witness statements relating to the case, which reveal inconsistencies that have never been reconciled.“Ann Doherty believes that if the person she says killed Mary had been properly investigated and questioned by Gardai, they would have confessed to the killing. She is also certain that the individual can still be brought to justice and the remains of her sister found. “Ann believes her sister is buried somewhere on the 180 acres of farmland in Cashelard, Ballyshannon, once owned by her late grandfather Patrick Gallagher. Some of this land is deep swamp. She rejects suggestions by certain Gardai and reporters that Mary was snatched by a stranger, a claim she describes as ‘ridiculous.’“She says through the years she has begged Gardai to take certain actions. She also says they have refused to speak to her and that their only point of contact with the family is her mother, Ann Boyle.“When Ann Doherty sought an inquest in recent years, she was told that this was not possible as Mary may not be dead. A person is considered to be deceased if they have been missing for more than seven years. Mary disappeared 38 years ago.“Ann Doherty wrote to the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald earlier this year requesting a meeting but this request was not been granted. Ann will attend the Gardai today in the company of her solicitor Darragh Mackin of Kevin Winters Solicitors, a human rights law firm based in Belfast.” Since she filed the report, reporter O’Doherty said late this evening that both statements had now been completed.SISTER OF MISSING MARY BOYLE ‘NAMES SUSPECT’ IN STATEMENT TO GARDAÍ was last modified: October 1st, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ann DohertyMARY BOYLEmissing
Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher Leas Cheann Comhairle has raised questions over the government’s policy regarding three Donegal Community Hospitals. The Donegal Deputy sought answers from Department of Health and the HSE on the issue of long stay accommodation beds at St Joseph’s Community Hospital, Lifford Community Hospital and Ramelton Community Hospital. The reply from the Minister for Health, Pat the Cope said, was ‘shocking in content’ as plans are ‘less than clear’.Pat the Cope said: “Despite different political utterances from various Government representatives, the constant and consistent reply from the Department, Minister and the HSE is that the decision to remove long stay accommodation beds from the three hospitals remains the policy of the HSE. “It is now essential that the original decision of the 26th of January 2016 to downgrade the three hospitals be rescinded and a funding package be put in place to bring the three hospitals up to the required standards, in order to guarantee their long term future as long stay accommodation units in their respective communities.Pat the Cope added – in the reply I received to my Dáil question from the Minister for Health and the HSE on the 13th of February, the Minister for Health stated the following:“Under the Capital Investment Programme for Community Nursing Units, announced in January 2016, a decision was made to build a new 130 bed community nursing unit in Letterkenny by the end of 2021, through a Public Private Partnership or alternative funding model.“This decision relates to long term residential services, and is separate to, and independent of, any consideration of the other services currently provided in the three Community Hospitals. “The decision reflected the fact that these hospitals were not considered to be appropriate for use as long-stay residential care homes in the medium term.”Pat the Cope expressed his alarm at the Minister’s reply: “The reply which I obtained from the Minister is shocking in content and in the context of the various discussions and negotiations which action groups and public representatives were having with the HSE and Department of Health, since the decision was made in 2016 by the previous Government. “In April 2017 we were lead to believe that funding of almost € 3 million was approved, that plans had been submitted to the HSE then and that the problems relating to the long stay accommodation were resolved – this amounted to nothing more than fake news – made for cynical political gain only but without any basis in fact as is proven subsequently by the various replies from the Minister. “It is evident that there is absolutely no certainty to the future of these services in the three hospitals in question. I called on the Minister to rescind the decision of the 26th of January but he declined to reply to the specific request by me, which leads me to believe that all options are still being actively considered by this Government. “The communities which rely on these Hospitals deserve better and it is now time that the Government finally come clean with their intentions regarding the community hospitals. “I am fully supportive of the retention of the long stay accommodation services / units in the three hospitals,” concluded Pat the Cope. ‘Shocking’ update on Community Hospitals leads to call for clarity was last modified: February 15th, 2018 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)
18 August 2009 While most television advertisements only last for 30 seconds, the 2010 Fifa World Cup offers South Africa the opportunity to stage a 30-day advertisement to the world, says 2010 Local Organising Committee (LOC) chairman Irvin Khoza. Speaking at the 2010 National Communication Partnership conference in Johannesburg on Monday, Khoza said the World Cup was a once-in-a-lifetime marketing opportunity for South Africa. “Think of the tournament as a 30-day commercial for South Africa – a 30-day television commercial to be watched by a cumulative audience of billions around the globe – this is the scale of our opportunity for South Africans to present this country effectively and proactively,” Khoza said. The LOC chairman said it was up to South Africans to decide what the message of the “30-day commercial” would be. The 2010 Fifa World Cup will be played in nine South African cities over a period of 30 days, with 32 teams playing 64 matches in the battle to be crowned football champions of the world. Assessed in terms of the number of worldwide viewers, the World Cup is the world’s biggest sporting event. It is expected to draw in a cumulative worldwide television audience of more than 26-billion spectators in 2010 – for Germany 2006, the total cumulative television audience was 26.3-billion. Using Monday’s occasion to give a 2010 stadium construction update, Khoza said the six stadiums that have not yet been completed are 80 percent complete and would be complete by the end of the year. Meanwhile, the latest research indicates a major shift in confidence among South Africans regarding the country’s ability to pull off a successful World Cup. During the first quarter of 2009, a Fifa-commissioned survey revealed that 88 percent of South Africans felt a sense of pride at being the first African country to host the World Cup, while 77 percent predicted the tournament would be a success. And in May this year, a separate survey by African Response found that 89 percent of South Africans believed the World Cup would benefit the country. Source: BuaNews / South Africa 2010