Arnett’s Waite hails goalkeeper after win

first_imgArnett Gardens coach Jerome Waite praised his goalkeeper, Damion Hyatt, after his team came away with a 2-1 win in the Red Stripe Premier League semi-final first leg against Humble Lion on Monday night.The Junglists will take their slim advantage into the second leg at the Effortville Community Centre field in Clarendon next Sunday.”It was a competitive and tactical game,” Waite told The Gleaner, “Our goal-keeper, Damion Hyatt, came up big with two outstanding saves, and we also created some clear chances and should have scored at least one more time,” he said after the game, which was played at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.The home team settled early with some good attacking play and pushed back Humble Lion. They, however, had to wait until just before half time, when hot striker Fabian Reid found the back of the net.The home side doubled the advantage when star midfielder Vishinul Harris converted past Humble Lion’s goalkeeper Khadeen Davis in the 60th minute. However, the visitors responded with a goal from Kevon Reid two minutes later.POWER OUTAGEIt was, indeed, a good game for the spectators, despite rain before and during the game that started 15 minutes late due to a power outage.Harris, who came back from injury during the late part of the season, was replaced after scoring, and Waite said he wanted to save the player for the next game.”Vishinul Harris is a class player. We have another leg, so we made a decision to take him out as he is just back from injury,” Waite explained.Looking forward to the second leg, Waite said they are very confident.”Everybody is confident playing at home. In the quarter-final, we went to St James and beat Montego Bay United, so we can do the same to Humble Lion,” he said.last_img read more

Romeo tows TNT past Phoenix for 2-0 start

first_imgLATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames James White paced the Fuel Masters (1-1) with 32 points and 11 rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ TNT pulled away in the second half to beat Phoenix, 106-98, for a 2-0 start in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Saturday night at Ynares Center in Antipolo.ADVERTISEMENT Terrence Romeo led the way with 21 points, doing most of the damage in the pivotal third period where the KaTropa took control.TNT took a 49-47 halftime lead before it got going with Romeo, Troy Rosario and Jayson Castro making significant contributions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownKaTropa import Jeremy Tyler also had his moments en route to a 17-point, 15-rebound double-double.Castro added 18 points and seven assists in only 23 minutes while Rosario and Jericho Cruz had 13 and 14 points, respectively. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Iniesta exit deprives Barca of humble star who kept winning Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View commentslast_img read more

Long-absent Reps to be Punished

first_imgA decision to reprimand long-absent Representatives, in accordance to the House’s Rules and Procedures, has been finally approved by Plenary, the highest decision making body of the House of Representatives.A quorum of the House’s leadership, comprising of the chairmen and co-chairs of 14 Statutory Committees, including the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, will decide the fate of delinquent lawmakers on Monday, August 8 in a leadership meeting, and formally announce who the delinquents are on Tuesday, August 9, during the 50th Day Sitting.The unanimous vote was reached on Thursday, August 4, during the 49th Day Sitting predicated upon a letter from Nimba County District # 8 Representative, Larry Younquoi.House attendance rules It will be the first time for the House’s Plenary to punish absentee lawmakers, since the inception of the 53rd Legislature in 2011, if the rules are followed.Rule 21.1 of the House’s Rules and Procedures says: “No House member shall stay away from sessions without expressed approval of the House for a period of more than two weeks; for a period less than two weeks, permission may be sought from the Speaker. Violations shall be penalized in a manner deemed appropriate by the leadership of the House in consultation with plenary.”Nimba County lawmaker Younquoi argued that Article 38 of the Constitution empowers each House of the National Legislature to adopt its own rules of procedure and enforce same, which is aimed to ensure stability, decorum, orderliness, discipline and the proper distribution and delimitation of power, responsibilities and jurisdiction in the House.Article 38 of the Constitution states, “Each House shall adopt its own rules of procedures, enforce order, and with the concurrence of two-thirds of the entire membership, may expel a member for cause… All rules adopted by the Legislature shall conform to the requirements of due process of law laid down in this constitution.” Paid for not working“Mr. Speaker, distinguished colleagues,” Rep. Younquoi wrote, “my attention has been drawn to the continuous absence of some of our colleagues in recent times from Plenary as well as committee works; a situation that threatens to stall the work of the Legislature, has it not been for the fortitude of some committed members of this body who have always ensured that a quorum is obtained for the conduct of normal legislative business.“Hon. Speaker,” he continued, “what is even of interest and unjust about this is the fact that while the aforementioned group of lawmakers are staying away, they continue to receive the same salary and benefits as the rest of us who are making the ultimate sacrifice to maintain the sanity of the Legislature in these trying times of our nation.”Rep. Younquoi called for appropriate action to ensure a reversal of such a trend by the delinquent lawmakers, and to do what is expected of them.Sources said about 22 lawmakers might suffer the wrath of Plenary next Tuesday, while others said the exact number is unknown.In the debate of rendering retribution, Rep. Mariamu Fofana said the absence of the lawmakers is “outrageous and immoral,” and suggested that they be chastised.Further, Reps. Garrisu Yealue; Lester Paye; Prince Tokpa; Solomon George; Emerson Kamara; Adam Bill Corneh; William Dakel; and Matthew Zarzar said the absence of the lawmakers shows that they don’t have their respective constituencies at heart.They argued that the lawmakers’ delinquencies portray a lack of moral integrity, in that they collect pay for not working.For his part, Rep. Gabriel Nyenkan described the absences of his colleagues as treasonable, but urged Plenary to give at least an additional week before considering the intended action, a recommendation that was vehemently rejected.Since the May 11 Global Witness report and subsequent indictment of the House Speaker, there has been an uprising in the Lower House over the recusal of the Speaker.Some lawmakers, including Reps. Emmanuel Nuquay, Edwin Snowe, Bill Tweahway, Josephine Francis, Tokpa Mulbah and Prince Moye have led the campaign for the Speaker’s recusal. After the first attempt, Deputy Speaker Hans Barchue and other lawmakers joined but failed on the second attempt.This attempt, which marked the third time, includes about 33 lawmakers, out of which about 15 lawmakers are expected to be punished.Some of the alleged Representatives who would suffer penalty for long-absences include Dep. Speaker Hans Barchue; Rep. Emmanuel Nuquay; Rep. Josephine Francis; Rep. Tokpa Mulbah; Rep. Adolph Lawrence; Rep. Eugene Fallah Kparkar; Rep. Thomas Fallah; Rep. Bill Tweahway; and Rep. Henry Fahnbulleh, amongst others.Eclipsed by resolutionUp to press time yesterday, impeccable sources told the Daily Observer that the punishment of absentee lawmakers would be eclipsed by the long-fought resolution to compel the Speaker to step down, which is expected to take place the same day. The resolution, comprising a simple majority, must constitute at least 37 signatures, and perfected through physical votes.Other sources said the procedure of commencement of business and motions to be placed on the agenda, which lies with the Speaker in according with the rules, would give the Speaker leverage.The sources said the Speaker also has the power to invoke a motion for adjournment, take a recess up to a certain time, proceed to the consideration of executive session, and to postpone, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Food For The Poor donates medical equipment to Health Ministry

first_imgFood For The Poor (FFTP) Guyana Inc on Wednesday donated a quantity of medical equipment and supplies that will help Guyana’s public health sector meet the country’s United Nations (UN) obligations.Kent Vincent hands over medical equipment and supplies to Dr Karen Cummings in the presence of other officials at the FFTP bond in South RuimveldtThe UN Sustainable Development Goal #3 requires all countries ensure their citizens enjoy healthy lives and to “promote well-being for all at all ages”. Guyana has embraced the covenant and Wednesday’s donation is slated for the West Demerara Chest Clinic in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and the Port Mourant Maternity Hospital in Region Six, (East Berbice-Corentyne).The items from FFTP included baby bassinet nets, incubators, recliner chairs, infant warmers, vital sign monitors and patient chairs, hospital beds and mattresses along with a number of pallets of medical supplies.Speaking at the handing over ceremony at FFTP’s bond in South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kent Vincent pledged the organisation’s continued support for the local public health sector.“Food For The Poor as you know is interested in the health of the country and so every month we give medical items and pharmaceuticals and other medical equipment to the hospitals through the Ministry of Public Health and today we are very happy to be able to donate these things to the Ministry,” Vincent said.He stated that the medical equipment and supplies costing millions of dollars were donated by a number foreign-based organisations.Meanwhile, Dr Karen Cummings, Minister within the Public Health Ministry, said the items donated will assist the Government of Guyana to fulfil the mandate of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal # 3 by ensuring good health for all and the Public Health Ministry’s goal of ensuring that efficient and effective high-quality healthcare services are affordable and accessible to all Guyanese.“Today, we are here to receive once again a very timely and much-appreciated donation of crucial items to two of our major hospitals that serve large sections of our population, the West Demerara Regional Hospital and the Port Mourant Hospital,” the Minister said.Cummings noted that the West Demerara Regional Hospital will house a new tuberculosis (TB) Step Down Care Unit that will offer superior care to patients who have been diagnosed with TB and are in need of additional care to guarantee full recovery from this contagions devastating disease.“Construction works have commenced at the Tuberculosis Step Down Care Unit and are in the final stages of completion. The Tuberculosis Step Down Care Unit, is in need of furnishings in order for it to be officially opened and to commence offering services to patients. Therefore, the Ministry of Public Health is very grateful to the Management and staff of the Food For The Poor Inc for supplying some hospital beds and vital sign monitors that would allow the healthcare professionals to offer efficient and effective care to the patients who will be treated at this facility,” she said.The Minister pointed out that the items donated to the Port Mourant Hospital will be used to improve the care offered to the neonates who will be treated at this facility.Also Present at the handing over ceremony with the Junior Minister were Dr Ravendra Dudhnath, Regional Health Officer, Region Three; Jevon Stephens, Director, Regional Health Services, Region Six; Dr Joanne Simpson, Medical Doctor, National TB Programme; Dr Danelle Depraul, District Health Officer, Region Four; Denroy Tudor, Coordinator – International Desk and Alex Foster, Focal Point Coordinator/Advisor to the Senior Minister, both of the Public Health Ministry in Guyana.last_img read more

Cameroon stripped of hosting 2019 AFCON

first_img0Shares0000President of the Confederation of African Football Ahmad Ahmad on Friday © AFP / CRISTINA ALDEHUELAACCRA, Ghana, Nov 30 – Cameroon was on Friday stripped of hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations due to delays in preparing for the continental showpiece, organisers the Confederation of African Football announced.“Today we took the decision to withdraw the 2019 CAN from Cameroon,” CAF president Ahmad Ahmad told a press conference in Accra. He was speaking after a 10 hour CAF executive meeting held behind closed doors in the Ghanaian capital.Ahmad said “a task force” would be set up to launch an appeal for offers “to determine a new organising country between now and the end of the year”.South Africa and Morocco are two frontline contenders to step in as hosts on place of the Cameroon, who won the last edition in 2017 in Gabon.Morocco, who lost out to a United States/Mexico/Canada bid for the 2026 World Cup, have regularly been reported as possible replacements.It had been set to stage the 2015 Cup of Nations before being stripped of its hosting rights in a row over the Ebola outbreak.South Africa is the only African country to stage a World Cup, in 2010, and last staged the Cup of Nations in 2013.“I know that there are countries which are interested, rest assured, candidate countries will come forward,” said Ahmad.Alarm bells were sounded over the 2019 event at a September executive committee meeting in Egyptian resort Sharm el-Sheikh when CAF noted “a significant delay in the realisation of the infrastructures” necessary for holding the Cup of Nations in Cameroon.Cameroon is experiencing a tense security situation with persistent attacks by Boko Haram jihadists in the north and a conflict between the army and separatists in the two English-speaking regions.The 2019 event is scheduled for June 15-July 13, a change from its traditional January-February slot.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Lampard faces Chelsea reunion in first Derby game

first_img 2 JANUARY1 Middlesbrough (h)12 Leeds (a)19 Reading (h)26 Millwall (h)FEBRUARY2 Preston (a)9 Hull (h)12 Ipswich (a)16 Wigan (h)23 Nottm Forest (a)MARCH2 Aston Villa (a)9 Sheff Wed (h)13 Stoke (h)16 Swansea (a)30 Rotherham (h)APRIL6 Brentford (a)9 Blackburn (a)13 Bolton (h)19 Birmingham (a)22 QPR (h)27 Bristol City (a)MAY5 West Brom (h)Have a look here, for the full list of Championship fixtures. Derby have not been a Premier League club since 2008 2 In Reading, he will be up against Paul Clement, his former coach at Chelsea. Clement worked with Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant and Carlo Ancelotti at Stamford Bridge and followed the Italian to Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Barcelona, but also had a spell in charge at Pride Park when he replaced Steve McClaren in 2015.AUGUST3 Reading (a)11 Leeds (h)18 Millwall (a)21 Ipswich (h)25 Preston (h)SEPTEMBER1 Hull (a)15 Rotherham (a)18 Blackburn (h)22 Brentford (h)29 Bolton (a)OCTOBER3 Norwich (h)6 QPR (a)20 Sheff Utd (h)24 West Brom (a)27 Middlesbrough (a)NOVEMBER3 Birmingham (h)10 Aston Villa (h)24 Sheff Wed (a)28 Stoke (a)DECEMBER1 Swansea (h)8 Wigan (a)15 Nottm Forest (h)22 Bristol City (h)26 Sheff Utd (a)29 Norwich (a) Derby travel to Reading in Frank Lampard’s first league game in charge since being appointed manager.The former Chelsea and England midfielder was given the job at the end of May and fans will be eager to see if he can get them back into the Premier League. Lampard was appointed Derby manager in May last_img read more

Man City ace linked with United switch reacts to shock reports

first_img Sane is contracted at City until 2021 targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Latest Transfer News LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets IN DEMAND RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Sane, who won the PFA Young Player of the Year award last season, has been more like his old self of late and scored in Sunday’s 6-1 thrashing of Southampton at the Etihad Stadium.And as he prepares to face United in next weekend’s derby, Sane says he never had any concerns about his lack of starts.He said: “I have not been worried at all. I know what they want from me and what they expect from me and I will just try to work hard.“I always enjoy myself. To play with these players under this coach is a really good feeling and everyone can see we enjoy it all together, playing with each other. It’s fun to play with this team.” Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father center_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has dismissed any chance of joining Manchester United, joking he is playing on “the right side” of Manchester.Shock rumours developed linking the German to a switch from the Etihad to Old Trafford due to speculation about his future earlier this season. LIVING THE DREAM 2 This came as the German made a slow start to the campaign with no starts in the champions’ opening four Premier League matches.Juventus to pursue Manchester City’s Leroy SaneThe rumours were then reignited recently when a bookmaker cut odds on such a move happening, but Sane himself insists the suggestions are nonsense.The 22-year-old, who is contracted at City until 2021, said: “That won’t happen! That won’t happen! That won’t happen at all. I am really happy here and I’m on the right side.” The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2 REVEALED moving on Sane in action during City’s victory over Saints last_img read more

DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN FOUND GUILTY OF HAVING GREEN DIESEL IN ONE OF HIS LORRIES

first_imgA Donegal businessman has been fined €2,500 after illegal diesel was found in one of his lorries.Patrick Bonar, of Calloncar, Drumkeen, appeared at Letterkenny District Court this week.The court heard that one of Mr Bonar’s lorries was stopped by customs officers at Dooballagh, Letterkenny on May 6th, 2010. When tested it was discovered that the lorry contained illegal green diesel after officers used markers to test the fuel.The court heard that the driver of the lorry, Martin McClelland, had a case against him dismissed at a previous court sitting.Patrick Bonar told the court that he had spoken with Mr McCelland after he was approached by customs officers.He said Mr McClelland had told him there was no white diesel at the company’s yard and that he had taken 10 gallons of green diesel.However Mr Bonar said he had no hand, act or part in putting the green diesel in the offending lorry.He said he had two tanks at his yard and both were 5,000 litre tanks which workers were well-aware of.He said he could not explain why Mr McCelland had said there was no white diesel in the tank when there had been.He said both tanks were clearly marked and that all employees were aware of the tanks and what they contained when filling various equipment and up to 13 lorries.“He put it in and he should not have,” said Mr Bonar.However Judge Paul Kelly said that as the owner of the business, Mr Bonner had a responsibility for all his vehicles.He found Mr Bonar guilty, fined him a mandatory fine of €2,500 and allowed him four months to pay.AT HEARING© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedFollow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL BUSINESSMAN FOUND GUILTY OF HAVING GREEN DIESEL IN ONE OF HIS LORRIES was last modified: November 8th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Key element missing from Bruce Bochy’s farewell tour

first_imgTORONTO — When reporters gathered in manager Bruce Bochy’s office following the Giants’ 3-2 win on Sunday, his desk featured a sizable new decoration.A three-liter bottle of wine featuring a picture taken off of an old baseball card from his playing days sat next Bochy, who is in the midst of his 25th and final season as a major league manager.Nearly everyone in the room had the same idea. The bottle was surely a gift from the Pittsburgh Pirates, who wanted to acknowledge Bochy’s career and …last_img

Surat glitters for Modi roadshow

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi held a massive roadshow with thousands of participants in Gujarat’s Diamond City Surat, which has been spectacularly decked up by the civic body to welcome Prime Minister. Thousands chanted “Modi Modi” during the 11 km long roadshow from airport to circuit house that lasted almost three hours while Mr Modi stood and waved from his SUV, flanked by over 10,000 riders on motorbikes. Beside a laser show and giant screens along the roads and at all cross roads, helicopters were used to shower flower petals on Mr Modi’s statue in the city.The Surat Municipal Corporation and State administration have close to ₹5 crore on decorations across the city from lights along the 11 km route, bill boards and large screens, flags and a laser show. Mr. Modi will spend the night at the Circuit House. He is scheduled to attend a series of events on Monday starting with the inauguration of a multi-speciality hospital in the city, inauguation of an ice cream plant and a cattle feed factory set up by Surat dairy, Sumul. His road show in the diamond city is being seen as curtain raiser to the BJP’s campaign in the State ahead of Assembly polls scheduled for later this year. After wrapping up events in Surat, Mr. Modi will visit Silvassa in Dadra and Nagar Haveli where he will address a public meeting, inaugurate new projects and distribute aid to around 21,000 beneficiaries.last_img read more