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first_imgJamaica win again at World TT champsJamaica’s men’s table tennis team made it two wins from two games at the Perfect 2016 World Team Table Tennis Championships at Malawati Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, after scoring another 3-0 win yesterday, this time over Laos.In the opening game, Michael Hyatt scored a narrow and nail-biting 3-2 win — 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-13, 4-11 over Phathaphone Thavisack. Kane Watson then brushed aside Mosangsinh Sonpasith 3-0, winning 11-5, 11-4, 11-3 and Mark Phillips beat Oliyavong Phonepaseud 3-2 in five sets — 6-11, 12-10, 11-3, 6-11, 11-7.In their first game on Sunday, Jamaica defeated Morrocco, also 3-0.Hyatt dismissed his opponent 11-6, 11-4, 11-5, Watson won 13-11, 11-5, 11-7 and Phillips won 11-4, 1-10, 11-4 win in the final match.The Jamaicans are second in the group with maximum four points. They trail leaders Morroco (five points), who they defeated in their opening game and who has played a game more.The Jamaicans will face the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today.The Caribbean team is competing in Group P in Division Four with the DRC, Ghana, Laos and Morrocco.Daley still St James FA bossWESTERN BUREAU:Incumbent Gregory Daley was returned for another term as President of the St James Football Association, following Monday night’s election of officers, sending challenger Orville Powell to a crushing 82-16 loss.Other members of the executive are: David Watt, first vice president; Hopeton Gilchrist, second vice president; Dennis Waite, general secretary; Tracey Reid, assistant general secretary and treasurer Gavin McNeil.It is the second time in near four months that the Montego Bay United (MBU FC) owner was losing a football-related election, after failing in his bid to challenge Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President, Captain Horace Burrell, in November 2015.”The outcome here tonight speaks for itself. I believe that most of the things my challenger sought to address are all valid. However, it has to be about the approach. I choose to incorporate the clubs in my decision-making and that is why the affiliates have given me another term to lead,” said Daley.”We try to make them part of the process of change, we understand the culture they work under and help each club administratively to become a lot more professional in their set-up and their development and I believe that they appreciate how we deal with things,” Daley said.Powell’s impressive slate of candidates included former national goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, Sandra Christie, Germaine Spencer, Edmund Sherriff and Kenneth Watson.last_img read more

St George’s College mourns – ISSA responds to student’s death

first_img “I know this is really going to take a toll. I have been touching base with some of the principals, and we are looking to get to St George’s tomorrow (today) to share, and I am trying to get the Ministry (of Education) to bring in a few of their counsellors because it’s going to be a very tough moment for everyone, therefore, we are going to make all efforts to ensure people are there to offer some support,” added Small. Still, the fact that James was taken to hospital in his father’s vehicle has again raised questions about the inadequate medical support at local schoolboy football games. “We are aware. For example, we know there are a lot of matches being played in this round, and even if you are to get all the ambulances in Jamaica at the venues, we would not have enough ambulances, therefore, what we encourage the schools to do is to make arrangements with the nearest hospital or medical facility,” said Small. “When we get to the second round when ISSA takes over (the running of each game), because these (first round) matches are in the ambit of the schools, we ensure that we have ambulances where possible,” Small said. “At this level, it is impossible to have each school having an ambulance at the field since we are playing so many matches.” The executive of the Inter Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) is expected to meet today to discuss the way forward, after yesterday’s sudden death of St George’s College student Dominic James during a Manning Cup football match. James, who was the team’s captain, collapsed approximately four minutes into yesterday’s game against Excelsior High at Stadium East and was later pronounced dead at the University Hospital of the West Indies. ISSA President Dr Walton Small, who expressed shock and sadness at the youngster’s passing, sought also to explain why there was no ambulance stationed at the venue and noted that the next set of Manning Cup fixtures might be suspended, while the executive looks to ensure sufficient support for those affected by the tragedy. “We want to express condolences to the family. I also want to express condolence to the St George’s family, it’s really a shock, and we are all in mourning at this moment,” Small told The Gleaner yesterday afternoon. “We (ISSA executive) were supposed to meet on Thursday, but I am looking to call an emergency meeting tomorrow (today). “I have not yet spoken to my peers, but there might be a moment of silence at the upcoming matches. We will look at postponing the next set of Manning Cup matches, but again, I have not yet spoken to the executive,” added Small. COUNSELLING FOR STUDENTSlast_img read more

Bolick: ‘I love playing against Perpetual’

first_imgThe Altas also kept San Beda’s offense in check, limiting them to a 26-percent clip, a stark contrast to the Red Lions’ average of 42.1 percent. They also held the foes to just 11 assists, far from San Beda’s average of 17 per outing.Bolick took responsibility for the Red Lions’ dismal performance.“Ever since, my role here is to get my teammates involved, and I didn’t do that today. I was looking for my shots, forcing my shots, and it’s my fault. I should get my teammates involved.”The senior guard, though, said that San Beda should charge this to experience as it looks to come out better in its next game against EAC on Friday.“We should be better. We should understand that (Perpetual is) a good defensive team, and we should execute,” he said. “But again, I’m happy for us. We’ll take this one and we will improve as a team.”ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide For the second time this season, Perpetual gave San Beda all it could handle as the game was once again won on the defensive end.Bolick said that games like these bring out the best in him, especially with the way the Altas have defended the Red Lions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“They’re a good defensive team. They force you to play one-on-one and that’s not our game. That’s why they’re a good defensive team because of that. I thought it would be a walk in the park because they’re already out, but they still came out to play,” he said.Bolick finished with 15 points, five rebounds, and two assists in the win, but was forced to shoot 5-of-18 from the field. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up DAY6 is for everybodycenter_img LATEST STORIES How to help the Taal evacuees MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGames may always end up down to the wire, but Robert Bolick admitted that he relishes San Beda’s battles against Perpetual.“I love playing against Perpetual,” he said after the Red Lions’ 55-50 grindout win over the Altas on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 93.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Korean peers come to Lariba’s aid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

Ebola Survivor Reunites with Family

first_imgA medical physician at the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town, who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus, was Wednesday, July 16, reunited with his family at the J.F.K Cholera Division.Claudius Banarwolo, who started medication on June 28 this year, claimed that he contracted the virus from the nurse who recently passed out at the hospital.In a statement, the Chair of Ebola Management Committee, Dr. Moses Massaquoi, cautioned people to take Ebola seriously and report suspected cases immediately.He said when suspected cases are reported in a timely manner the Management Team, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, will provide supportive treatment.Dr. Massaquoi, however, called on Liberians to help the Ministry by making use of the hotline estblished to report persons showing signs and symptoms of Ebola.Looking frail and pail, Claudius Banarwolo thanked God and the Ministry of Health for their continuous support during his time of illness.“It was the grace of God that has brought me thus far. I am saying this because, even before I came here, people pronounced me dead in my community or place of work. And to see myself here today, it is a miracle.“Since I was diagnosed positive, it has not been easy for me. I was in real pain; I even lost hope of surviving.“I contracted the disease from the nurse who died at hospital because I was the person assigned to treat her. At the time, she had not been tested to know what was wrong with her.“It is by the grace of God I am able to feel nature once more,” Banarwolo said shivering.Amongst the relatives who attended Banarwolo’s reintegration Program, Nennie Parker, who is also a health practitioner, said it’s about time the Health Ministry starts thinking about health workers.She said health workers remain vulnerable to diseases, viruses and other contaminable sicknesses even in the absence of Ebola.“The Ministry should start thinking about us because we are not protected. And in cases of high risk diseases, health workers stand greater chance of being contaminated than any other people. “So today, I am happy that my nephew is out safe and alive. His parents and relatives have been marginalized in the community. People have warned their wives and children not to go close to their home in order to stay alive.”“Ebola is real and dangerous,” she warned.Pastor Solomon Telewoyan, pastor in charge of the World Limitation Outreach Church in the Rehab Community, advised the religious community to remain strong in interceding on behalf of the country.He said that citizens should also pray for other suspected and confirmed cases.“As a church, we have been praying for this young man because he is one of our members. Not only because he is our member, but we have also been interceding on behalf of the country and other victims of this illness,” the Pastor said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lawyers Seek to Avoid Jury Trial

first_imgFollowing claims and counter claims over government lawyers influencing members of a jury to bring down a verdict in their favor, defense lawyers are gradually avoiding their cases from being decided by jurors.Juror tampering is a criminal offense characterized by attempts to influence members of a jury by means other than evidence and arguments presented in court, according to a legal expert.“This act should be a considerable concern for the legal system,” the expert warned, adding, “The goal of holding a trial is to provide people with a fair, honest and complete hearing with a jury that decides the case on the basis of information presented in court.” To make their decision interesting, last Monday, lawyers representing four former employees of the Liberia Coco-Cola Bottling Company (LCCBC) accused of stealing over US$1.8 million openly informed Judge Peter Gbeneweleh of Criminal Court ‘C’ that they waved their clients rights under the law to be tried by a jury.At Monday’s hearing, Judge Gbeneweleh granted the defense team’s request after a member of the prosecution team, Cllr. Theophilus Gould, gave no objection.Another instance is the ongoing US$6 million Private Use Permit case, at the same Criminal Court ‘C,” where lawyers representing four dismissed senior managers of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), and a senior surveyor at the Ministry of Land, Mines and Energy (MLME) avoided jury trial.Meanwhile the court had recruited several individuals to serve as jurors, who will be paid by taxpayers’ money even if they did not hear a single case for the 42 days for which they were selected to serve as jurors.According to the expert, the result of jury tampering is a false verdict or mistrial both of which, he said, “are costly for the legal system and delay justice in the case at hand.”He indicated that there were numerous ways that people can try to influence jurors. “These include bribes threats, and unauthorized communications.”He added, “Juror tampering can come from attorneys, defendants, plaintiffs, and members of the public with an interest in the case.” He also advised that if a juror is approached by someone, who is attempting to engage in juror tampering or has reason to believe that another juror is involved in tampering, it must be reported.“If jurors are tampered with, and this is not identified in time, this could have an influence on the verdict that would result in a miscarriage of justice,” he added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Eboue desperate to get back to football

first_imgEboue has now opened up about his recent downward spiral, insisting he wants to play football again as he feels ‘abandoned’ and ‘completely alone’.The free agent told French TV show Canal: ‘All I want is to return to football once more. I still possess ability.‘I would even go to places like Baghdad or Pakistan just to play football. I don’t care where.‘I live with my bags already packed, as there is a chance I could be kicked out of my house.‘I don’t have anyone by my side nowadays. I feel abandoned. I used to get on well with my children and my family, and now I am completely alone.’At the height of his career at the Emirates he took home a seven-digit sum every year during his time in North London, earning a further £1.5 million annually playing for Turkish giants Galatasaray.However, with his former wife Aurelie being awarded all the couple’s assets, he has been forced to dodge police and bailiffs following a court order – insisting he hand over his home in Enfield to her.Heartbreakingly, Eboue has been unable to visit his kids since the estrangement from Aurelie back in June last year.The 34-year-old, who once played in a Champions League final for Arsenal against Barcelona in 2006, has been hit hard with misfortune.-By Daily Mail0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Emmanuel Eboue, a 32-year-old former Ivory Coast international, was released by Turkish club Galatasaray in pre-season ©Giuseppe Cacace (AFP/File)LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 6- Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue has admitted he is desperate to return to the football pitch following the revelation of his heartbreaking personal struggles.The Gunners’ cult hero previously revealed he had seriously considered taking his own life after financial mismanagement had left him penniless, with a bitter divorce meaning he has been estranged from his three children since the summer.last_img read more

Leeds lining up emergency loan deal for out-of-favour Premier League striker

first_imgLeeds United are among the clubs hopeful of agreeing an emergency loan deal for Norwich outcast Kyle Lafferty.The 28-year-old has made just one Premier League appearance all season – as a 77th-minute substitute in Norwich’s 2-1 defeat to Leicester in October – and looks no closer to securing a regular place in Alex Neil’s first team.The striker is a key member of the Northern Ireland team and wants to play first-team football in the lead up to the summer’s European Championships – but failed to secure a move away during the January window.However, it is now likely that he will move away once the loan window opens next week and there are no shortage of clubs hoping to land the talented striker.Lafferty, who has already spent time at FC Sion, Palermo and Rizespor during a nomadic career, is a target for Leeds boss Steve Evans and the Yorkshire side are reportedly lining up a loan offer. Northern Ireland star Kyle Lafferty 1last_img read more


first_imgFrank McDaid from Moville, Co. Donegal won €58,000 on the National Lottery Winning Streak Game Show on RTE, on the 7 February 2014. Pictured at the presentation of winning cheques were, from left to right: Sinead Kennedy, game show co-host; Frank McDaid, the winning player; Eddie Banville, Head of Marketing, The National Lottery and Marty Whelan, game show co-host. The winning ticket was bought from EuroSpar, Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal.Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyA CO Donegal man is celebrating after winning €58,000 on RTE’s Winning Streak.Frank McDiad from Moville pocketed the cash in the weekend show.Frank and his wife Elizabeth have been married for the past 43 years. They met in Glasgow and moved first to Cork before settling in their native Donegal in 1980. They have six children – Mary, Martina, James, Fiona, Frank and Aisling and have eight grandchildren.Their daughter Martina flew in for the show from San Jose, California with her two children Evelyn and Jack.It was either he or Elizabeth that bought the Scratch Card. They were recording Winning Streak and watching it last Saturday when Frank’s sister-in-law Marian rang and told them the wonderful news. Pandemonium occurred in the McDaid household after that!Frank enjoys watching sport and soccer in particular. He has no lucky charms but he is lucky in life and things work out well for him. He would like to pay another visit to California. He was there to visit his daughter and really enjoyed the experience. This time he would like to go to Las Vegas as well! FRANK’S THE TOAST OF MOVILLE AFTER €58,000 WINNING STREAK was last modified: February 10th, 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:Frank McDaidlotto winlotto wionWinning Streaklast_img read more


first_imgShay Given has admitted he is frustrated he is not playing first team football but he says he hopes he will get a chance to prove himself again.Shay – still hopeful of a move.The Lifford man, who is on a reported €70K a week at Aston Villa, still has three years left on his contract.Villa are prepared to let him go but few clubs will pay such high money for a 37 year old. Liverpool talked to the player but came nowhere near meeting his wage demands.Given said he is keeping himself very fit and is ready if he gets the call – from whoever.“Of course it’s just frustrating not playing, it’s hard to keep training and know there’s no game at the end of the week,” he said. “Things can change quickly in football with injuries and suspensions and if I get an opportunity I’ve got to be ready to take it if that hopefully comes along. I’m fit as a fiddle and feel really sharp. I’m just raring to get that chance.“I played in Stiliyan Petrov’s testimonial in front of 60,000 fans at the weekend and as a player that’s all you want to do, to show people you’ve still got the ability to play in the Premier League.”  SHAY HOPEFUL OF A MOVE OR A CHANCE TO PROVE HIMSELF was last modified: September 11th, 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:Aston VillaLiffordShay Giventransferlast_img read more


first_imgA Co Donegal man is lucky to be alive after he was attacked and thrown into a canal in Amsterdam.Ronan Kennedy from Killybegs who is lucky to be alive.Ronan Kennedy, from Killybegs, was visiting The Netherlands, when the terrifying experience happened last night.Ronan, 27, was left for dead after being mugged and dumped in the freezing waters of the Dutch capital The woodwork teacher, who now lives in Melbourne, Australia, was only saved when a passer-by dragged him out of the water and resuscitated him.He was later cared for by the emergency services who arrived on the scene within minutes.Ronan said himself that he is lucky to be alive.“I couldn’t get out myself and it was so cold that I didn’t last long. To the Dutch person who dragged me out of the canal and resuscitated me, I owe you my life.” He was treated overnight in hospital but has since been released without any serious injuries.Ronan is leaving Amsterdam tomorrow and is expected to arrive back in Australia on Friday.  DONEGAL MAN IS MUGGED AND DUMPED FOR DEAD IN AMSTERDAM CANAL was last modified: January 21st, 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:AmsterdamCANALdonegalhospitalKillybegsmuggedrobbedRonan Kennedylast_img read more