In the mixed doubles, the Austrian pair of Obernosterer and Baldauf are seeded number one, while the number two seeds are Mexican Mariana Ugalde and Bjorn Seguin (USA). Top mixed Jamaican pair, Henry siblings Gareth and Geordine, will face their Jamaican teammates, Kemar Valentine and Taina Daley in round one. The tournament is sponsored by Mayberry Investment Ltd, Sports Development Foundation, Jamaica Sport, RJR Group, The Gleaner, along with Sun Island, JMMB, Milex Security Ltd., Yonex, Tastee, Icool, North Business Eco Systems, Yardie Sport, National Outdoor Advertising, Pure National Ice, Zip Technologies, Hi-Lyte and Jamaica Producers. MIXED DOUBLES THE top seeds in the men’s singles event of the II Jamaica International 2016 badminton tournament Cuban Osleni Guerrero, Howard Shu of the United States, plus Austrians David Obernosterer and Luka Wraber progressed to the second round with byes. In the meantime, Jamaica’s number one, Gareth Henry, took on Barbadian Bradley Pilgrim in the first round. With a spate of withdrawals in the women’s singles, Mikaylia Haldane from Jamaica has been catapulted into the quarter-finals. Top Jamaican female, Katherine Wynter, faced last year’s runner-up, Czech Zuzana Pavelkova, in round one. The top seed in this event is Italian Jeanine Cicognini, followed by Austria’s Elisabeth Baldauf. In the men’s doubles, with the withdrawal of the number one seeds from Mexico, all eyes will be on Indian pair Kona Tarun and Alwin Francis, as well as the favourites and number two seeds from Belgium, Matjis Dierickx and Freek Golinski. The Ladies Doubles is an all Jamaican affair, with top seeds Wynter and Ruth Williams expected to be stiff competition for the rest of the draw.
Due to a number of difficult banking issues facing the country, the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) after an emergency Executive Council (EC) meeting on Tuesday, January 22, voted unanimously to reach out to President George Manneh Weah and his Economic Management Team (EMT) to find timely solutions to the economic challenges faced by the country.The LCC said before meeting President Weah it wants to meet the Bankers’ Association of Liberia to be followed by another meeting with the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL).The Council, in its deliberation on the challenges in the banking sector, concluded that the exercises would be more productive from a bird’s eye view on policy, banking and economic issues rather than taking a sector isolated approach.Fundamental issues affecting the economic growth and development of the country must be addressed holistically and timely to sustain the economy and create 20,000 to 30,000 new jobs, the LCC said.The Executive Committee of the LCC represents the voice of the business community.In consideration of the proposed meeting with President Weah and his economic team, the LCC is requesting the government to order the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), National Port Authority (NPA), Global Tracking & Maritime Solutions (GTMS), APM Terminals (AMPT), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) to suspend the introduction and/or implementation of any new or recently activated levies and/or fees on their books or those being administered by service concession contractors.The “Chamber” in representation and partnership with the Liberian Business Association (LIBA), Liberia Marketing Association (LMA), Fula Business Association (FBA), the World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU), Liberia Bankers Association (LBA), Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia (PATEL), Liberia Agriculture Companies Association (LACA), concessionaires and others, are the lead implementers of the Government of Liberia’s Pro-poor Agenda for Development and Progress (PADP).Therefore, the LCC takes note of the issues at hand: high prices, multiple taxes, levies/fees; foreign exchange; labor unrest; judicial challenges; concessions; high unemployment; etc. The LCC said it looks forward to a genuine partnership with government to move the economy forward.The LCC said it is committed to forging a new partnership with the government to uplift Liberians and Liberian businesses through employment, mentorship, and empowerment.“We are committed to promoting and supporting a balanced economy that positions Liberians as participants in the economy. We are doing so by our actions. The LCC sponsored LIBA and PATEL members to participate in the African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) Trade Fair in the USA, and with contribution and support from the Government of Liberia, the second trade fair in Egypt. The Chamber is working to secure medium-term credit from abroad to support local manufacturing, processing and assembly in Liberia,” according to an LCC press release.Working with the minister of finance, the LCC is leading the coordinating process to obtain the Africa Trade Insurance coverage for Liberia for the purpose of providing investors’ confidence to forge ahead with investment opportunities in Liberia. It is worth noting that the chamber has intervened in the past years in advising the government on various national economic issues.In 2008, the LCC developed the Market Price Index with the Ministry of Commerce at the outset of the world financial crisis that emanated from the west; the chamber recommended tax relief on essential commodities, e.g. the annual executive order renewal of the 2.00 USD tax relief on rice; in 2009, the chamber held a national symposium on the theme: looking beyond the global financial crisis– the search for innovative solutions, the statement said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Orange-sponsored Liberia Football Association (LFA) first division national league resumed on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, with some intriguing fixtures, release has said.According to the release, defending champions Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) will travel to the North Star sports pitch in Mount Barclay, Montserrado County to take on Nimba United FC at 4:00 p.m.Second-placed BYC drew the first leg 1-1 at the Blue Field on March 6, when former Arsenal and Liberia striker, Christopher Wreh was in charge of Nimba United FC, who are in the fifth position.Sixth-placed Small Town FC will travel to Ganta, Nimba County to take on eighth-placed Nimba FC, who have neither lost at home nor won away at 4:00 p.m.Small Town won the first leg 3-1 in Kakata, Margibi County on March 6.In Kakata, second from bottom Keitrace will meet fourth-placed Watanga FC at 2:00 p.m., while third from bottom Jubilee FC will battle NPA Anchors, who are a step above the drop zone at 4:00 p.m.Watanga beat Keitrace 1-0 in the first leg, while Jubilee drew 3-3 with NPA in Kakata on March 6 respectively.At the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS), rock-bottom FC Fassell, with a win from 13 games, will face Monrovia Club Breweries, who won the first leg 4-0 at the ATS on March 6 at 2:00 p.m., while league leaders sensational LPRC Oilers will battle LISCR FC at 4:00 p.m.This match, according to the release, is set to have a bearing on the table, and could shift things for the rest of the season.Oilers are still unbeaten in the first division along with Blanco in the female division.Their goalie, Prince Wlame, who has kept 10 clean sheets, and eight in succession, will face LISCR striker Christopher Jackson, who leads the scoring chart with 13 goals.The Oil Boys won the first leg 1-0 at the ATS on March 6.ATSFassell VS Breweries @2:00 p.m.Oilers VS LISCR @4:00 p.m.KakataKeitrace VS Watanga @2:00 p.m.Jubilee VS NPA Anchors @4:00 p.m.North Star Nimba United VS BYC @4:00 p.m.GantaNimba VS Small Town @4:00 p.m.Senior Pros close Phase one with big win in female league Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A duo was jointly arraigned for the murder of Patrick Matthew Fraser, also called “White boy” when they appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Tuesday.Murdered, Patrick FraserMurder accused: Kevin RoseMurder accused:Shamar MooreTwenty-two-year-old Kevin Rose known as “Boyo” of Lot 1058 Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, and 23-year-old Shamar Moore known as “Frankie” of Lot 108 Parfait Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, were not required to plead to the indictment charge which stated that on May 9, 2019, at Norton Street, Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara, they murdered Fraser.Police Prosecutor Shellon Daniels told the court that the prosecution file is incomplete while noting that they are awaiting the post-mortem result, along with the ballistic report.The court heard that the duo was recently released from prison. Rose served a four-year sentence for a gun-related charge and Moore served a nine-month sentence for breaking and entering. Both men were released from prison in April 2019.Patrick Fraser was shot twice in the yard of a burnt house in Bagotstown, EBD, while he was hanging out with friends. It was reported that the young man was shot to his arm and abdomen and was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where he succumbed while receiving medical attention.Based on information received, the police were able to arrest Rose, who during interrogation, confessed to killing the young man. In fact, he wanted a gun that the now dead biker was carrying.Further, Moore was later arrested and he too was charged for the heinous crime. They will make their next court appearance on June 19, 2019.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fivestar boxers travelled to Quesnel Thursday for the Bronze Gloves event this weekend.Justin Donally’s fighters are coming off a weekend in Grande Prairie in the B.C. vs Alberta showdown where the competitors finished with a 4-1 record. Nick Young suffered his first loss of his career and looks get back into the win column. Young said,“I was fighting with some new headgear as well as the fighter and didn’t have the first round I would have liked but felt I got better in rounds two and three.”Donally knew that Young wasn’t going to remain unbeaten forever but knows that Nick will rebound. He said,“Nick isn’t the kind of kid who will dwell on a loss in a fight. I expect him to rebound and pick up another win.”- Advertisement -After this weekend the competitors will shift their focus to Provincials, Nationals and the Golden Gloves events which all happen early in 2018.Advertisement
0Shares0000Boca Juniors’ forward Carlos Tevez (R) strikes the ball past Velez Sarsfield’s defender Joaquin Laso during their Argentina First Division Superliga football match in Buenos Aires on September 2, 2018 © AFP / Alejandro PAGNIBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Sep 5 – Argentines are well known the world over for their passion for football. What’s not such common knowledge is how that very fervor is helping police catch criminals.In Argentina, the country that gave the world footballing geniuses of the likes of Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi, it seems that fugitives from justice can remain hidden only as long as there isn’t a match on. Over the last two years, police have laid their hands on 424 criminals that had gone to watch a football match.The Secure Stand operation that saw police check the identity of 7.5 million fans in almost 800 operations across 60 stadiums in Argentina has resulted in thieves, rapists and violent criminals finding themselves behind bars.On top of that, another 1,507 known thugs were denied entry to their game of choice.That’s what the operation was originally set up for: to prevent hooligans from entering stadiums, as Argentine football suffered in the grip of growing fan violence.– ‘Can’t change passion’ –In the Oscar-winning 2010 film, “The Secret in Their Eyes,” an Argentine football fan says: “A guy can change anything. His face, his home, his family, his girlfriend, his religion, his God.“But there’s one thing he can’t change: He can’t change his passion.”That passion has caught up with numerous criminals in the country. Still, that is barely a drop in the ocean, given Argentina has 50,000 fugitives.It’s not just violent crime in the authorities’ sights, though, as a woman scammer found out when she turned up with her two sons to watch her beloved Talleres de Cordoba play.She was detained and her husband called to collect the children so she could be formally arrested.Football-related violence had become so bad that away supporters were barred from traveling to games last year, a measure that has started to be rolled back as a result of the successful Secure Stand operation.“We’ve had an interesting curve since implementing the Secure Stand program,” the government’s director of sporting security, Guillermo Madero told AFP.“The number of fugitives is the same and those getting access to the stadium is declining. That means the hooligans have stopped going (to games).”In September 2017, a man wanted for sexual abuse and aggravated theft, who had been on the run for 11 days, was apprehended trying to get into the ground to watch Racing play San Martin de San Juan.Juan Matias, a vice president at Newell’s Old Boys, the team Messi supports, had been wanted for drug smuggling. In June, he was caught trying to get into a Union game in Santa Fe.– Fruitful derbies –Some of those prevented from entering stadiums were vetoed over incidents that took place during the World Cup in Russia.Derby matches have proved the most fruitful for police as fans — criminals included — simply can’t resist the urge to be at their side’s biggest games.Last November, at a clash between local Buenos Aires rivals San Lorenzo and Huracan, police fingered Silvio Alejandro Rodriguez, who had been sought over sexual assault and corruption of minors.The most unforgettable arrest, though, was in February during the River-Estudiantes derby, also in Buenos Aires.Nicolas Bordon was wanted for aggravated homicide, drug trafficking, illicit association and resisting authority.One of his victims was a police officer, much to the “dismay” of those “that participated in his arrest,” according to Madero.Given the number of police officers operating around football grounds, it would seem a risk hardly worth taking for a wanted criminal.But psychologist Betina Payaslian says they simply can’t help themselves.“They think they’re doing nothing but trying to avoid the trap, but all they end up doing is searching for it along their path,” she said.“That’s the neurosis trap and it’s a snag. What perplexes them is not understanding how they ended up there in a place that feels cruelly familiar.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
With the hope of challenging for this year’s KPL gong, defeat will be the least of Zapata’s expectations as he faces a tricky Nakumatt side.“I am happy that we are not conceding goals which was a major problem when I came here. Now we need to start scoring and I am sure we will soon because we have quality players,” the optimistic Zapata said in an earlier interview with Capital Sport.AFC beat Nakumatt home and away last season without conceding a goal, winning 3-0 in the first leg and 1-0 in the return tie. However, with the side resurgent following a shot in the arm financially, it will be a tough challenge for Ingwe.Nakumatt won their last tie 3-2 away to Zoo Kericho and they walk into the AFC game heads high beaming with confidence.-AFC boost-AFC Leopards head coach Zapata conducting training. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYALeopards will be boosted with the return of dependable defender Salim ‘Shittu’ Abdallah who has been missing with injury while Ghanaian forward Prince Arkoh might also be available for a few minutes of action after returning to training following a three-month injury lay off.Arkoh picked up a knee injury in February during the CAF Confederation Cup tie against Fosa Juniors and has not featured since.Even with the return of the two, AFC will have two absentees with left-back Isaac Oduro and forward Vincent Oburu missing with groin problems.A win for AFC will raise them a spot up to fourth if Bandari fail to pick maximum points against Mathare United in the early kick-off.-Bandari injury woes-Bandari FC skipper Shabaan Kenga attempts to go past Nakumatt’s Faina Jacobs during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 29, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluBandari have had a topsy-turvy season and come into the fixture off a loss at the hands of a resurgent Tusker FC at home. But that is not the biggest of their worry; five first team players might not make it for the trip to Machakos as they are nursing various injuries.Goalkeeper Farouk Shikhalo, defender Bernard Odhiambo as well as midfielders David King’atua, William Wadri and Abdallah Hassan are all injured and will all require late fitness assessment.The only positive news for Bandari will be the return of defender Felly Mulumba who had been out for the last one month attending trials with Swaziland top side Mbabane Swallows.“We will look at the five who are injured by tomorrow (Saturday) morning and make a decision whether they will be ready enough to start. It’s a tricky situation because they have been very consistent in the first team this season,” head coach Ken Odhiambo noted.Mathare and Bandari lie side by side in the standings, separated by three points and the Dockers will look to topple Francis Kimanzi’s men and move back to third.Bandari FC coach ken Odhiambo remonstrates on the touchline during their Kenyan Premier League match against Nakumatt on April 29, 2018 in Machakos. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluBandari has beaten Mathare only once in their last 14 meetings, drawing six and losing the remaining seven. Odhiambo however is optimistic they can pick a second ever win against the Slum Boys.“We know that they have started the season very well but we are not afraid of them. We will work to counter their strengths and maximize on their weaknesses. I am happy with how we have started the season and how we are playing. If only we can convert our chances I think we will be a tough side to beat,” added the coach.Mathare come into the tie on a run of four winless matches, one that has seen them slump further from leaders Gor Mahia.A win will take them to within two points of leaders Gor and resuscitate their dream of clinching a first league title since 1998.-Fixtures-In the other fixture on Saturday, a limping Sofapaka will be at home to Zee Kericho in Narok.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards head coach Zapata Rodolfo. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, May 11- AFC Leopards new boss Rodolfo Zapata will be out to pick his maiden win as head coach and Ingwe’s first in seven Kenyan Premier League matches when he faces a potential banana skin in the name of Nakumatt FC on Saturday in Machakos.After a flowery run of four wins on the trot engineered by immediate former coach Dennis Kitambi, Ingwe has slumped to two defeats and five draws, results that have seen them fall to fifth in the standings, a massive nine points off leaders Gor Mahia who have played two games less.
However, the Baggies’ hopes of an immediate return to the top-flight were dented when captain Chris Brunt was sent off 10 minutes from the end of normal time.The hosts held out manfully during extra-time, but Villa goalkeeper Jed Steer saved West Brom’s first two penalties of the shootout from Mason Holgate and Ahmed Hegazi.“There’s obviously a lot of luck involved but wow,” Steer told Sky Sports. “We practise penalties, so I think I must’ve faced a 100 a day the last few days.”Conor Hourihane, Mile Jedinak, Jack Grealish and Tammy Abraham kept their cool from the spot as Villa set up a May 27 Wembley meeting with Leeds or Derby for a lucrative place in the Premier League.Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds hold a 1-0 first-leg lead over Frank Lampard’s Rams ahead of the second leg at Elland Road on Wednesday.Villa missed out in the playoff final last year, losing 1-0 to Fulham and Grealish, who has been linked with a summer move to Tottenham, is keen to make amends in what could be his final game for the club.“The crowd made it tough with the atmosphere but in the end I felt we ran out worthy winners,” said the midfielder.“It’s no good getting to Wembley and falling at the final hurdle again, so fingers crossed. All of us are very hungry.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Baggies’ hope of an immediate return to the top-flight were dented when captain Chris Brunt (pictured May 2017) was sent-off 10 minutes from the end of normal time © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, May 15 – Aston Villa progressed to within one game of a return to the Premier League after edging West Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion 4-3 on penalties in the Championship playoff semi-finals on Tuesday.West Brom won 1-0 on the night at the Hawthorns to level the tie at 2-2 on aggregate thanks to Craig Dawson’s first-half header.
40 40 40 40 40 28. Crystal Palace 2015/16 – 42 points (-12 goal difference) 39. Sunderland 2016/17 – 24 points 40 16. Stoke City 2015/16 – 51 points 40 40 40. Aston Villa’s 2015/16 team are rock bottom, with a paltry 17 points – click right to count down to number one 35. Newcastle United 2015/16 – 37 points 6. Arsenal 2016/17 – 75 points 4. Manchester City 2016/17 – 78 points 40 40 40 9. Manchester United 2016/17 – 69 points 40 22. West Bromwich Albion 2016/17 – 45 points (-8 goal difference) 18. Everton 2015/16 – 47 points (+4 goal difference) 30. Crystal Palace 2016/17 – 41 points (-13 goal difference) 40 29. Bournemouth 2015/16 – 42 points (-22 goal difference) 21. Bournemouth 2016/17 – 46 points (-12 goal difference) 40 32. Burnley 2016/17 – 40 points (-16 goal difference) 40 40 24. West Ham United 2016/17 – 45 points (-17 goal difference) 40 40 40 3. Leicester City 2015/16 – 81 points 23. Watford 2015/16 – 45 points (-10 goal difference) 40 40 The 2016/17 Premier League season has reached its conclusion and the final table has been decided.Arsenal missed out on a top four place for the first time in 20 years, despite winning five more points than they did in 2015/16, when the Gunners placed second.So how would the table look if all 40 team performances across the two campaigns were combined?Find out in the slideshow above. 40 40 40 40 26. Stoke City 2016/17 – 44 points (-15 goal difference, scored 41 goals) 37. Hull City 2016/17 – 34 points (-43 goal difference) 40 40 10. Manchester City 2015/16 – 66 points (+30 goal difference) 25. Leicester City 2016/17 – 44 points (-15 goal difference, scored 48 goals) 40 2. Tottenham Hotspur 2016/17 – 86 points 33. Watford 2016/17 – 40 points (-28 goal difference) 40 40 31. Swansea City 2016/17 – 41 points (-25 goal difference) 15. Liverpool 2015/16 – 60 points 40 11. Manchester United 2015/16 – 66 points (+14 goal difference) 40 40 7. Arsenal 2015/16 – 71 points 19. Swansea City 2015/16 – 47 points (-10 goal difference) 40 36. Norwich City 2015/16 – 34 points (-28 goal difference) 34. Sunderland 2015/16 – 39 points 27. West Bromwich Albion 2015/16 – 43 points 17. Chelsea 2015/16 – 50 points 40 40 12. Southampton 2015/16 – 63 points 40 20. Southampton 2016/17 – 46 points (-7 goal difference) 5. Liverpool 2016/17 – 76 points 40 13. West Ham United 2015/16 – 62 points 8. Tottenham Hotspur 2015/16 – 70 points 40 38. Middlesbrough 2016/17 – 28 points 14. Everton 2016/17 – 61 points 40 1. Chelsea 2016/17 – 93 points
Letterkenny General HospitalNEW details are emerging of the ‘night from hell’ suffered by nurses, doctors and their patients at Letterkenny General Hospital this week.Understaffed and over-run with patients, chaos reigned.One cancer patient spent 14 hours in hospital and another elderly patient fell out of bed. It begs the question – who is running our hospital? Reader Loren Rea was there with her husband. Here’s her story:BY DONEGAL DAILY READER LOREN REAThis is horrific! Here is my own little horror story. I felt like I had stepped onto the set of the ‘Walking Dead’ series when I arrived at Letterkenny A&E on Monday to collect my husband.The whole unit was swarming & heaving with people, patients, bodies & staff . Our Hospital was completely overwhelmed. There were no beds available in the hospital, the Emergency Unit was stacked to bursting and had been since early Monday 2am, nearly to capacity as there were no beds or gurneys available. So everyone was relegated to examination cubicles through the night with only a sheet of paper between them and the very narrow rock hard exam room table.There had been no spare pillows or blankets; so the heat was belting and no one could get a breath. In spite of their situation I must say the Staff were Champion.Though they could not admit him, my husband received excellent care in the circumstances. He was discharged later that day approx 10 hours later, as the doctor put it’ he had become ill at a very unlucky time’ ..My hubby said the poor old man laying in the cubicle next to him had fallen to the floor in the night and was extremely fortunate to have avoided a serious injury.The Unit was so hot with no fresh air coming through he could not get a breath. He needed to spend some time near entrance doors in a wheel chair. Everyone in the A&E were working double hard, and were very busy trying to care for all the patients. but they had no where to send them! This is too sad and so needs to be on TOP of List to be sorted.This is a great hospital but there only is so much they can do and being overwhelmed makes for serious mistakes and patients to be sent home that possibly need Medical attention or need to be under observation.It was a situation where they were so overwhelmed they were forced to choose between the sick and the desperate.Please we need to all come together in Donegal try to help change this.. We must all speak as one regarding all of the hospital budget cuts, and false economies. Our services are being crippled and our funding is going elsewhere. Donegal is becoming like a Third world country. If any of these things – like Mrs Maura Porter she was lying, dying on the road in the rain for an hour,just to get transport to a hospital – or our situation in Letterkenny Hospital were to occur in Dublin there would be riots in the streets.. Please Write , visit , call your TD, HSE . SHARE THIS MESSAGE PLEASELoren ReaCarndonaghWHO IS RUNNING OUR HOSPITAL? ONE READER’S INSIDE STORY OF THE NIGHT FROM HELL was last modified: January 16th, 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:cutbacksHSEletterkenny hospital