For the post of vice-president, six persons were nominated, but only four are eligible for election having secured at least four votes, the minimum required. Bruce Gaynor (St James), Michael Ricketts (Clarendon) and Raymond Anderson (St Mary) all received 11 nominations, while Garfield Sinclair (St Catherine) received four nominations. The other persons, Mark Bennett (KSAFA) and Danny Beckford (St Ann), received one nomination apiece. The JFF’s election of officers will take place at a special general meeting on Sunday, December 20, at the federation’s secretariat in New Kingston. SIX NOMINATED FOR VP Captain Horace Burrell is set to return unopposed as president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), as the only man seeking to challenge him for the presidency at next month’s elections, Orville Powell, did not get the required nominations. According to a release issued by the JFF yesterday evening, all 13 parish associations participated in the nomination process for the election of officers to its executive body for the upcoming elections. Burrell was nominated by 11 of the parish associations for the post of president, while Powell only secured one nomination. The biggest confederation, the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA), according to the JFF release, “abstained from nominating a candidate for this position”. To become eligible for the challenge, Powell was required – under the JFF constitution – to be nominated by at least four parish associations. In the final analysis, he was nominated by only the St Ann Football Association. Powell is a former St James Football Association president and was also chairman of the western confederation, which includes the parishes of St James, Trelawny, Hanover and Westmoreland. He is the owner of Red Stripe Premier League outfit, Montego Bay United Football Club, which won the title in 2014-15 and ended runners-up last season.
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 MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fellow rival Novak Djokovic, also taking part in Shanghai, said he hoped Nadal’s efforts would inspire others.“A big hug and friendly regards to Rafa and well done amigo for helping out,” said the reigning Wimbledon and US Open champion.“I invite anyone to give their support in any way they can. Gracias.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FILE – Winner Roger Federer of Switzerland (L) and second-placed Rafael Nadal of Spain react as they hold their trophies after the men’s singles final match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai on October 15, 2017. (Photo by Nicolas ASFOURI / AFP)Roger Federer hailed old rival Rafael Nadal as “super-inspiring” after the world number one joined in the clean-up operation after flash floods killed 12 people on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca.Spanish tennis star Nadal, 32, was pictured wearing boots and white gloves, mopping up the floor of a warehouse on Wednesday on the island where he lives.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Cormier says ‘respect’ made him turn down Miocic rematch Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 17-time Grand Slam champion, currently sidelined through injury, has also offered to open up his sports center and tennis academy to people made homeless by the floods.“I know how important Majorca is to Rafa and I have been in touch with him to see if I can help with anything,” Federer said in a video message recorded in Shanghai where he is currently competing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I have seen him helping in the village where he comes from and to see that is super-inspiring. Rafa, you have our support.“We are thinking of all the people in Majorca. We wish you strength in these difficult times and I hope to be back on Majorca soon.”
Nimba County Assistant Superintendent for Development, Teeko T. Yorlay, has been relieved of his post with immediate effect, and told to seek employment elsewhere.According to a release from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the dismissal of Mr. Yorlay fully meets the approval of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.The release further states that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is expected to appoint an assistant superintendent for development very soon.The reason for the dismissal of the young Nimba County Assistant Superintendent for Development has not been disclosed. However, there has been a quarrel between the county administration and the Nimba Legislative Caucus in recent days.The quarrel resulted into a vote of no confidence in the two Superintendents, the head Superintendent Fong Zuagele and Mr. Yorlay, the Development Superintendent.The caucus raised contentions that the US$100,000 given the county was improperly used that there was no tangible result to show, which the caucus, under the leadership of Senator Thomas Grupee, wanted account for.Amidst this controversy, the caucus alleged that the two superintendents disrespected them, which Nimba County District #9 Representative, Matinokay Tingban took to the lower House. This resulted in a vote of no confidence in the two county officials.Upon reaching the decision in the lower House, Mr. Yorlay came out to emphatically state that he had done no wrong to appeal, and therefore will not apologize to anyone for doing the right thing.In recent times, elders in Nimba County and some youths assembled in Saclepea to plan for the impending visit of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, but the meeting was overshadowed by solicitation of signatures to forward to the President during her visit to dismiss the two youthful Superintendents.Besides the questionable use of the Ebola fund, Mr. Yorlay and the Nimba Legislative Caucus have also had controversy over scrap that is intended for the county. Moreover, there was also controversy over the building of a stadium in Nimba, leaving a split between Mr. Yorlay and some caucus members on the one hand, and Senator Prince Johnson and others on the other.When contacted yesterday evening, Mr. Yorlay thanked President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for selecting him to play the roles he played in government and said she happily appointed him to serve and was getting him out.“Just as I was happy ascending to the position, I am also happy to leave and I thank her Excellency, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, very much for the time afforded me to serve,” he asserted.A young man, he was assisted by the President to acquire higher education, attaining the Master’s degree from the Ibrahim Banbangida Institute of International Relations at the University of Liberia.Furthermore, Mr. Yorlay said he served in various positions at various ministries and agencies of government, including the Ministries of Finance and Internal Affairs, National AIDS Commission, amongst others, and as a young man in his early 30s, he is proud and grateful to have had such experiences.He said he remains grateful to the President for the decision but failed to comment much on the controversies between him and the Nimba Legislative Caucus.Mr. Yorlay said while it may take him time to get a new job, he is confident that it will come, stressing, “I have gained more experiences in various positions which qualify me to have job at any time. Therefore, I do not want to comment on the role of those legislators because they remain our leaders whether sacked or not.”The dismissal of Assistant Superintendent Teeko Yorlay throws a signal to members of the Nimba Legislative Caucus and their supporters who wanted the two Superintendents to be dismissed.Now that Teeko is out, the next target for the caucus is Superintendent Fong Zuagele, who may be worried by the recent action and thinking of what next to do.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Eccles execution-style killingThe two men who were wanted in connection with the execution-style killing of a taxi driver at Two Brothers Service Station, Eccles, East Bank Demerara (EBD) were nabbed while receiving treatment at a private city hospital. Guyana Times was told that based on information received, Police swooped down on the privateDead: Kelvin Waltershospital where the men sought treatment.According to Police, both men were being treated for injuries consistent with that of a motor vehicle accident. One of the suspects is a 25-year-old resident of Albouystown, Georgetown. On Tuesday evening at about 19:30h chaos erupted on the East Bank of Demerara when two men who were on a motorcycle, rode up alongside Kelvin Walters, who was in his car, and shot the young father to his face. He was in the car with his wife and their five-year-old daughter.Investigations revealed that the 35-year-old man was proceeding south along the eastern carriageway of the road in motorcar PXX 1509 with his wife and child and whilst in the vicinity of Two Brothers Service Station, Eccles, EBD, the men pounced on him. After being shot, Walters slammed into the two men on the bike. The suspects fell onto the roadway but hurriedly gotThe scene of the accident on Tuesday eveningup and escaped on foot leaving behind the motorcycle and the weapon. Walters, who is an ex-soldier was pulled from his motorcar and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Walters is said to be the main witness in a case which is expected to come up in the High Court shortly.
An Albouystown, Georgetown mason on Tuesday denied that he robbed a minibus passenger of $900,000.Edward Skeete, 32, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for the charge which stated that on March 31, 2019, at Lombard Street, Georgetown, while being in the company of others, and armed with a gun, he robbed Zayne Federson.The prosecution’s case contended that the Virtual Complainant was sitting in a minibus at Lombard Street, Georgetown, when the defendant approached him with a gun and relieved him of the money. According to the prosecution, during the confrontation, the VC attempted to fight off the bandit but was shot in the leg.The Lot 309 Independence Boulevard, Albouystown man allegedly escaped with the cash.Skeete was represented by Attorney George Thomas, who made a bail application on his behalf but Police Prosecutor Vivian Adolph objected to bail being granted. The prosecutor informed the court that Skeete has a pending matter in the court.Magistrate Dylon Bess upheld the prosecution’s submission and remanded Skeete to prison. The case will continue on April 18, 2019.Last year, Skeete along with another man were acquitted for the 2015 murder of Mocha-Arcadia resident Ryan Clementson, who was shot. Clementson succumbed two weeks later.
The month to-date total through yesterday was 29.7, and while that’s not enough to cure what’s ailing local crops, there was enough to slow down the growth of the Mount McAllister wildfire in the Hudson’s Hope area.Still, at last word it covered about 16,000 hectares and was actually the smallest of the four major wildfires in the Peace Region, which by midday yesterday had a combined burn area of about 112,000 hectares. At last report there were still about 150 fires burning across the province and the Wildfire Management Branch is hoping for more province-wide cooler, showery weather, with light winds and no lightning as it tries to get a handle on them.- Advertisement -The fires now extend across both the borders with Alberta and Washington where major suppression efforts are also underway
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers and online…Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce will be interviewed for the England manager’s job by the Football Association this week. (The Guardian)Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has indicated he would like to manage the England team. (Bein Sports)Manchester United will lodge a £100million bid for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba now that Euro 2016 is over. (Daily Mirror)Jose Mourinho will look to trim his Man United squad by selling EIGHT PLAYERS this summer, including 23-year-old full-back Guillermo Varela and 22-year-old central defender Tyler Blackett. (The Sun)Liverpool striker Christian Benteke has agreed personal terms with Crystal Palace. (Daily Mirror)Middlesbrough are set to continue their all-star summer overhaul by landing former Manchester City forward Alvaro Negredo on loan from Valencia. (Goal)?Georginio Wijnaldum will ask Newcastle to allow him to join Tottenham. (Daily Mirror)Everton have joined the race to sign 24-year-old Sporting Lisbon defensive midfielder and Portugal international William Carvalho. (The Sun)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Euro 2016: Payet? Shaqiri? Robson-Kanu? Pick your favourite goal of the tournament HERE!Paul Pogba latest: Manchester United have ‘genuine interest’ in France starManchester United transfer news: Eight players who could be sold to fund Paul Pogba dealTottenham transfer news: ‘He’s garbage and we don’t want him anymore!’ Liverpool fans react to Mario Gotze rumoursPremier League transfers 2016/17: The best bargain signings so far… including Manchester United, Liverpool and ArsenalTransfer news: Top nine players available for free this summer, including Wales hero Hal Robson-KanuThe ten most expensive Premier League transfers that could happen this summer, featuring Paul Pogba, John Stones and Lionel Messi
targets Back-up keeper Simon Mignolet hinted at a possible departure from Liverpool, but the inability to sign Alisson could reignite the Belgian’s chances of staying at Anfield.Liverpool have been linked with Barcelona’s second choice glovesman Jasper Cillessen, who is reportedly available for a reduced price than initially thought. Karius’ Liverpool future looked doomed after his disastrous performance in the Champions League final The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star RANKED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ However, as the Brazilian has also attracted the interest of the likes of Real Madrid, Liverpool have been priced out of a move.They have been linked with Stoke keeper Jack Butland, however, it’s not clear where the England international’s destination will be after the Potters were relegated from the Premier League last season.It means Karius will now be at the club for pre-season just a couple of months after his disastrous Champions League final where he gifted Real Madrid two goals in the 3-1 defeat. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly ready to end his pursuit of a new goalkeeper and thus give Loris Karius another chance at the no.1 spot.The Reds have been heavily linked with a move for Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker all summer. 1 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets Latest transfer news LIVING THE DREAM IN DEMAND moving on Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED
A toddler’s hand was crushed at a playgroup after organisers failed to fit safety latches on the doors.A creche – pic posed by models.The child, who had two of her fingers jammed in the doors, was awarded €26,800 in damages at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday. The accident happened at the Greencastle Community Development Company on April 16th 2012.The child, who was two years old at the time, had to have surgery to repair severe damage to two of her fingers.Barrister Peter Nolan said the girl had suffered “an extremely painful injury and was extremely upset at the time.”She was rushed to hospital and later received plastic surgery but has been left with a scar.Judge Keenan Johnson praised the surgery team for excellent work after viewing the scar in his chambers and said surgeons had done an “excellent job.”He approved a settlement of €26,807 to the girl to be invested on her behalf until she is 18.He praised the girl who was in court wit her mother and said “Her smile would light up any room.”He ordered an advance payment of €500 to buy the little girl a present.TODDLER WHOSE HAND WAS CRUSHED AT PLAYGROUP AWARDED €26,800 was last modified: April 2nd, 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:donegalGreencastle Community Development Companyhand crushedjudge keenan johnsontoddler
The Letterkenny Youth Information Centre are starting a new media group for young people on November 7th. Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm the drop in (The Loft) will be a one stop shop for all things media related.Young people up to age 30 with an interest in learning about photography, photoshop, video and audio recording, and how to make films are invited to sign up and come along. Previous versions of the YIC media group worked on a photography exhibition, summer camp, and an anti-bullying video campaign. What will the new group create? We will have to wait and see!So come along, and brighten up your Tuesday evenings with this new group. It’s absolutely free, and no prior experience is necessary. It is also a great opportunity to ‘click’ with new people, make new friends and learn new skills. Food will also be provided!Want to get involved? Contact the YIC team on (074) 91 29640, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call in to DYS 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny. Donegal Youth Service are a countywide youth organisation who respond to the needs of young people. Charity No. CHY 15027. www.donegalyouthservice.ie, or find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Lights, Camera, Action! – New media group set up by DYS was last modified: October 27th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Youth ServiceMedia