first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):Guyana Jaguars will begin the defence of their WICB first-class Professional Cricket League crown when they face Windward Islands Volcanoes at home on the opening day of the season on November 6.The West Indies Cricket Board yesterday announced the fixtures for the six-team tournament, which comprises ten home-and-away rounds and runs until March 21 next year.However, the championship is to be punctuated by three breaks – following the third, fifth and eighth rounds – with the longest of these a near two-month hiatus from mid-December to mid-February in which time the Regional Super50 will be contested in January.Jaguars ran away with the inaugural four-day title last season, amassing 148 points to be well clear of second-placed Barbados Pride on 117 points.Good recordThe Georgetown-based franchise won eight of their ten games and lost just once – a freakish two-run defeat to Pride in the third round after being set just 69 to win.In the other first-round matches, Pride will host Jamaica Scorpions at Kensington Oval while Leeward Islands Hurricanes welcome Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts.Pride and Scorpions – who eventually finished fourth – failed to garner an outright result in either fixture last season, with both games finishing in draws, and will be hoping for better fortunes this time around.Meanwhile, Hurricanes and Red Force will be focussed on much improved campaigns following nightmare runs last season when they each managed just two wins.last_img read more

first_imgThe Liberia Agri-business Development Activity (LADA), a Feed the Future global food security initiative of the U.S Government for Liberia, has launched the Agri-business Investment Network (AIN) of Liberia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Agriculture. The AIN was launched on Wednesday, November 16, at the 2016 Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise (MSME) Conference in Monrovia. The AIN aims to bring together stakeholders and decision makers to support farm producers, processors and buyers to increase agricultural investment through policy formulations that will help ensure the sustainability of the country’s agricultural sector.Sylvian Roy, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), who launched the program, said AIN is a LADA initiative in collaboration with the Government of Liberia to build the capacities of smallholder farmers through the advocacy of policies that will create the enabling environment for agricultural activities.He said AIN will connect farm producers and processors to national and international market opportunities to improve incomes.“The AIN is an important milestone to creating opportunities for local farmers to get access to markets. It shall gather information on the agricultural sector of Liberia and problems hindering the sector for the formulation of policies that could enhance food security,” Mr. Roy said.He added that smallholder farmers’ capacities will grow through training in business management to properly manage their agricultural businesses.“AIN will be managed by the Business Start-up Center (BSC) Monrovia in consultation with LADA and the MoA to ensure the day to day functions of networking agri-businesses in the country,” he said.BSC is a local business service development provider that is working to develop many Liberian small businesses.BSC director William R. Dennis said his institution is excited to partner with LADA as well as the government on the establishment of AIN to create a favorable business climate for agriculture entrepreneurs.He promised his organization’s commitment to ensure AIN’s smooth functioning.For his part, Commerce Minister Axel Addy thanked the government and people of the United States of America for their numerous contributions toward the development and transformation of small businesses in the country.LADA is a five year, US$20 million agriculture project sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with the aim of improving agricultural production in Liberia. The project is implemented by CNFA, an international NGO, in four counties in Liberia, namely Bong, Nimba, Lofa, and Montserrado.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgA barman attached to Bank DIH Limited Sports Bar was late Tuesday evening killed after he slammed into aDead: Shemroy Anthony Cavehorse along Mocha Village Access road, East Bank Demerara (EBD).Dead is Shemroy Anthony Cave, 21, of Diamond Housing Scheme, EBD. Cave would have suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre.According to reports, the dead man left his girlfriend’s home at Mocha Arcadia, and was riding his motorcycle along the roadway when he collided with the horse. The horse was also killed as a result of the impact of the collision.The dead man’s father, Shemroy Anthony John, who was at the Providence Police Station on Wednesday morning explained the Cave and his brother left his Princes Street, Georgetown home at about 21:30h. Cave was supposed to drop his brother off and then head to Diamond. He noted that after sometime had elapsed, he telephoned his other son who left with Cave but his phone went unanswered.At this time, he attempted to get Cave on his mobile but someone else answered the phone. “When the person answer, I asked for Shem and the person start ask me questions… if I know him… If I have a telephone number for the relatives… so I told them I am his father and at the same time asked what happened with my son,” the aggrieve father stated.The person on the other end of the line informed John that his son was involved in an accident at Mocha Access road and suggested that he makes his way there. He immediately left his home and rushed to the scene only to find his son’s motionless body lying on the roadway in a pool of blood.The aggrieved father further stated that there was nothing he could have done to save his son’s life since his son was already dead and so was the horse. He nevertheless picked up the young man and took him to the hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.John added that from all indications, his son might have crashed into the horse but there were no eyewitnesses who came forward to say anything. When asked about his son’s whereabouts, he noted that his son started to see a girl in Mocha and it is assumed that he might have visited her prior to the accident.She too, he claimed, has not contacted him since the accident. He claimed that he met his son’s girlfriend once. However, the man vented his concern with respect to stray animals on the roadway.He is of the belief that stray animals should be collected and the owners charged. In this instance, he is calling on the Police to find the owners of the horse and institute charges. This however, might be impossible since the horse did not have any branding marks.Cave leaves to mourn his parents and five siblings. His body is at the Lyken’s Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – As BC Wildfire Service crews continue their assault on the Beatton Airport Road Fire, they are warning the public that any unnecessary presence can hinder their operations.Speaking with this morning, Ellie Dupont says that crews have had several issues with members of the public infringing on the fire suppression area. Fire suppression areas are denoted as a work environment by WorkSafe BC, and as such are usually blocked off to public access. Dupont says that the importance of maintaining control over the area will increase later this week.While the fire is currently zero percent contained, Dupont says that the fire still sits at 15,000 hectares in size, meaning no new growth has occurred in several days. Crews are anticipating that conditions will allow them to begin conducting controlled burn operations near the fire’s perimeter starting as early as Wednesday, which could result in more smoke plumes becoming visible in the surrounding area. These controlled burn operations also pose a great danger to any trespassers within the fire suppression area.- Advertisement -133 firefighters, 7 helicopters, 16 pieces of heavy equipment, and an 11-member Incident Management Team are currently involved in efforts against the wildfire.An evacuation alert enacted by the PRRD remains in place around the fire, information on that alert can be found at Smoke forecasts from the fire can be found at read more

first_img Yann Kermorgant scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot Yann Kermorgant is one step closer to ending his career in the Premier League after firing Reading into the Championship play-off final.The 35-year-old striker, who plans to retire at the end of next season, scored the goal which secured a 1-0 semi-final second-leg win over Fulham at a packed Madejski Stadium.Kermorgant’s nerveless penalty, at the start of the second half, means the Royals will face either Sheffield Wednesday or Huddersfield at Wembley on May 29 for a place in the top flight.There was little to separate these two sides in the first leg, which finished 1-1 at Craven Cottage on Saturday, and ultimately it took a mistake to settle the tie.Fuham defender Tomas Kalas was the fall guy as he stuck out an arm to control the ball, allowing Kermorgant to drill home from the spot. The Frenchman looked like a man on a mission from the start, forcing a fine save from Marcus Bettinelli from the edge of the area in the opening moments.But Fulham gradually grew into the game and full-back Ryan Fredericks was allowed to run unchallenged into the box and fire in a shot which Ali Al Habsi unconvincingly fumbled on to his near post.Al Habsi made a better fist of Scott Malone’s low drive and then pulled off a fine double save to keep out Tom Cairney’s free-kick and Sone Aluko’s follow-upAfter the break Kermorgant broke down the right and swung in an inviting cross towards the unmarked Lewis Grabban, but Bettinelli kept out his header.The prospect of extra-time and penalties was beginning to loom, with many fearing a long night in store as Reading have missed six spot-kicks this season and Fulham an amazing nine.As it was, a penalty did decide the outcome when, in the 49th minute, Kalas inexplicably handled the ball as he attempted to run it out of the penalty area and referee Martin Atkinson pointed to the spot.Kermorgant stepped up and made no mistake, crashing home his 19th goal of the season underneath the diving Bettinelli.They should have been two up when Chris Gunter overlapped and fizzed in a low cross but John Swift hit it straight at the Fulham keeper.However, Reading were clinging on for the final 20 minutes, with Al Habsi pulling off a stunning save to tip Kevin McDonald’s shot over the crossbar and ensure it will be Jaap Stam and the Royals running out at Wembley at the end of the month. 1last_img read more

first_imgClub Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 10.10.11Well done to the Minor Boys footballers on reaching the Co. Championship Final after a good win over a gallant Naomh Conaill side on Ballybofey on Sunday. The old adage of goals winning games was apparent on Sunday with Callum Keaveny, Dara Mulgrew and Kevin Meehan netting for our boys. A clean sheet at the other end meant that lads advance to meet Ardara in the final this Sunday in Donegal town at 2pm after the Ardara men overcame MacCumhaills, also on Sunday.The Seniors and Reserves both lost at home to Four Masters on Sunday, leaving the Seniors still seeking to secure their Div. 1 status for next year. The Reserves may well have to rely on other results if they are to retain any hope of winning their league. Both teams are free this weekend. The Juniors travelled to  a sodden Pettigo on Saturday evening and came away with an impressive win in mucky conditions with veteran Paul McGovern notching 2-03 of their 2-07 tally. They take on Naomh Conaill at home this Saturday evening with  a 5:15pm throw-in. Anyone interested in helping with, or taking part in this years Scór na nÓg should contact the clubs Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Micheál Ó Giobúin.There was another good turnout in the Clubhouse on Thursday evening for a meeting on the Boundary issue. Our submission to circulate to other clubs has been well prepared by a diligient team and will be sent this week.The U-13 Div. 2 boys footballers have completed their campaign in the last week. On Wednesday night they travelled to Portsalon and despite a great second half comeback they fell just short going down by 6-08 to 4-07. Then on Saturday, they took on neighbours Glenswilly in the Park. The lads really dug in against a physically stronger Glen team to run out winners by 5-06 to 3-02.We have a Fundraising Bag Pack in Tesco on Saturday, October 29th and are looking for volunteers to fill out the various time slots between 11am – 5pm. There will be a Table Quiz hosted by the underage hurling crew in Arena 7 on Thursday, October 27th at 9pm. Please come along on the night.The Sunday Morning Academy Presentation will take place in the Mt. Errigal Hotel on Tuesday, November 1st at 6:30pm. Tickets will be available at the door on the night and cost €6 each. This is during the mid-term break.The Friday Hurling and Camogie Academies had a very enjoyable last session on Friday. The children had a party and each received a boot bag donated by Mr. Duffy of Top Oil. Thanks to all involved in training throughout the season. The U14 Camogie team lost in the B Final to Burt.U18 hurlers are back training on Monday at 5:30pm as they prepare for the first round of the Ulster Championship. U-12/13 Hurling training is on Tuesday at 5:30pm. The Friday Hurling & Camogie Academies have finished for this season. The indoor training will commence after a short break.There were 10 winners in this week’s Lotto draw that each win €10. The winning numbers were: 5-6-11-14. This week’s winners are: Enda Kelly, Beechwood (x2); Cormac McCormick, The Glebe; Sean Feeney, Carnamuggagh Upper; Dermot Higgins, Lurgy; Donal Doherty, 28 Ballyraine Park, Paul & Marie Hume, Hillview (all card); Stephen Elliott, C/o McGinley’s Bar; Kevin O’Malley, Dromore and Ciaran Bonner, Glenswilly (Adrian). We would like to extend our sympathies to Padraig O’Dwyer on his loss and to the family and friends of Bernie McEleney (nee Kelly).GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 10th, 2011 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:GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

first_imgCAPPRY ROVERS NEWS:CAPPRY ROVERS LOTTOLast weeks lotto numbers were 8, 12, 16, 19. There was no jackpot winner. The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Veronica Doherty, Dooish.Next weeks jackpot is €1750. Remember if you’re not in you can’t win!!SENIORSCappry Rovers 1-0 Drumoghill This game was played in poor conditions in Cappry. Drumoghill had a strong wind behind them in the first half and pressed hard to go in front but the home team defended well. Cappry were dangerous on the break in the first half with Alan Patton going close on a couple of occasions but both his efforts went wide. Benny Bonner’s 25 yard free kick just cleared the crossbar. Cappry held out to keep the game scoreless at half time. The breakthrough came in the 53rd minute when Benny Bonner’s corner found the bottom corner. In the 57th minute Benny Bonner chipped the Drumoghill keeper from 40 yards but saw his effort come back off the post. Drumoghill pressed hard to get level but the Cappry defence dealt well with the pressure. The closest Drumoghill came was when Liam O’Donnell got free in the box but his effort was cleared of the line by Gary Dunnion. Drumoghill kept pressing but couldn’t get through the Cappry defence. Team Performances from Cappry and Drumoghill. Ref: Kevin LogueNo game this weekend.Training as usual.LAST MAN STANDINGWe’re are starting a new LAST MAN STANDING this coming weekend with the forms available from any of our underage coaches or through our Facebook page. Week 1 starts January 17th.You can also get forms by sending a text to 086 6008204, 087 7797581 or 087 7524128.CONDOLENCESAll at Cappry Rovers were deeply saddened to hear about the untimely death of Tom Bonner. He was a true gent. We would like to pass our sympathies to his wife Margaret, his son Damien and daughter Edel.We would like to extend our sympathies also to his nephew Benny Bonner who is currently playing for Cappry Rovers.SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY EARN CRUCIAL VICTORY OVER DRUMOGHILL was last modified: January 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Cappry RoversNoticessoccerSportlast_img read more

first_imgDetectives investigating the murder of teenager Arlene Arkinson who disappeared after a night out in Co Donegal almost 20 years ago have started new searches for her body.A team of officers using specialist PSNI search dogs are conducting searches at a number of locations in Co Tyrone, police said today.The Castlederg teenager went missing after a night out in Bundoran in 1994. Chief suspect and convicted child killer, Robert Howard, who was acquitted of Arlene’s murder in 2005, was seen with her before she died.The jury in the case wasn’t told of his previous convictions.A PSNI spokesman said the resumed operation had the “twin objectives of recovering the schoolgirl’s remains and progressing the investigation”.“The sites to be covered in this phase of the search strategy have links to the overall investigation into Arlene’s disappearance and murder,” police said in a statement. “Searches will continue to be conducted on a planned roll-out, depending on weather conditions, availability of resources and operational commitments.”Detectives from the serious crime branch have been in contact with Arlene’s family to keep them updated.  ARLENE: NEW SEARCHES UNDER WAY TO FIND HER BODY was last modified: March 26th, 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:ARELENE ARKIArlene ArkinsonARLENE: NEW SEARCHES UNDER WAY TO FIND HER BODYbundoranlast_img read more

first_imgHITTING those at the coalface of the civil service in the pockets won’t improve the public sector, Donegal TD Pearse Doherty said today.He was peaking after a presentation in Leinster House delivered by Liam Doran of the INMO on the Government’s proposals to reduce the basic pay of graduate nurses and midwives. “The presentation today was attended by members of the Psychiatric Nurse’s Association and the Irish Nurse’s Organisation, who have highlighted their concerns and the inherent inequality of the Government’s proposal,” said Doherty. “While the case for public sector reform is accepted by those inside and outside the public and civil service, this reform will not be achieved by driving down wages for those at the coalface providing essential public services for our communities.“The case for finally tackling the excessive pay and pensions of a tiny minority at the top is now unanswerable. Government ministers, special advisers and senior civil servants all need to have their pay cut.”The Donegal TD warned: “The government is prepared to legislate for pay cuts for low paid public sector workers but it consistently refuses to legislate on the issue of the runaway gilt edged pensions of former Taoisigh and some of the Taoiseach’s former colleagues. Why that contradiction? Surely, if the Government is to be fair there must be fair play all around.“The protection afforded to high rollers in the public sector contrasts starkly with the plans of the Minister for Health to slash the pay and conditions of graduate nurses and midwives. The Government is expecting these graduates to accept yellow pack jobs and greatly reduced pay rates within the health service. What happened to equal pay for equal work? “In the course of the negotiations for an extension of the Croke Park agreement, will the Government defend pay equity? Will it defend equal pay for work of equal value? Will it finally deal with the glaring issue of the tiny minority within the public and Civil Service who are overpaid and over-pensioned?”Deputy Doherty added: “The position of equal pay for work of equal value is fundamental in any profession or job and must be defended. We had hoped the Labour Party, the supposed defender of worker’s rights, would share our position. The Government can slash the terms and conditions of a graduate nurse but protect its own pay and perks at every turn. By any standard, young nurses, midwives and the health service are getting a raw deal.” DRIVING DOWN WAGES OF NURSES WON’T IMPROVE PUBLIC SERVICE, WARNS DOHERTY was last modified: January 23rd, 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:DRIVING DOWN WAGES OF NURSES WON’T IMPROVE PUBLIC SERVICEWARNS DOHERTYlast_img read more