FIFA sanctions a Ugandan footballer for life

first_imgThe Ugandan player George Mandela has been kicked out of soccer from for life for the FIFA for their participation in match-fixing of The first division of Kenya.Kenyan players Moses Chikati, Festus Okiring and Festo Omukoto too they received four-year sanctions without being able to get involved in no football related activity, as FIFA ruled in its resolution. All these punishments come after an open investigation by You suspect several matches in the Kenyan league. The four soccer players sanctioned belonged to Kakamega Homeboyz and its sanctions have an effect righ now.last_img read more

Simeone: “We have to convey that we are alive”

first_img-Koke returns after several games without playing …-It’s coming back, we’ll see if it’s your turn to start from the beginning, but to talk about Koke is to talk about the players that started from the first day I arrived here. He was close to going to Malaga and shared our entire process. Technically he is a different soccer player, he sees more than the others and with him in the field we have more options to create game situations that lead us to the goal.-With Liverpool just around the corner, what challenge does LaLiga put in?-We have all endings, we have a challenge and an important responsibility. We are going to compete with teams that are very good. We don’t go from game to game, we always believed in that. I expect a full stadium understanding the situation of the team and the team understanding the situation of the championship. This is the most important. -It invites the team to go upstairs to play when any player plays. Marcos Llorente has vitality, strength, his acceleration in the transfer of the ball is one of his virtues and the team can progress meters in the field. We need your energy and all the kids that are going to play.-How are the injured?-This week Diego Costa has joined the trainings, they saw him approaching us, he is looking forward to it and the doctors will mark the discharge when appropriate. It is an enthusiasm to have him close, it is important for the group and when we return we will have a player who has always given us a lot.-Real Madrid and Barcelona are out of the Cup. What do you think?-I’m respectful to all teams. We focus on improving, leaving the dynamic that is not good and hopefully people can be, as it has always done and we can transmit to the championship that we are alive.– Does it influence Granada to have Cup semifinals?-Winning is always positive to feed the ego, the pride, the dynamics of competing .. They are worthy of the moment they live, they had a fall, but they have recovered points in LaLiga, they make good football and otherwise they would not reach an end of Copa del Rey. Of course-You have to change the pair of strikers again ….-The coaches are in the situation that we have to find solutions. This year, last year, every year I’ve been at Atlético. We will find the solutions based on searching. – He said the other day that Marcos Llorente gives them energy …last_img read more

Westbrook’s 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Thunder past Kings

first_imgNueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Westbrook, who notched his 18th triple-double of the season, made three free throws sandwiched around a bucket in the paint by Steven Adams to put Oklahoma City up 107-105.Justin Jackson’s 6-foot jumper off an offensive rebound tied the game. After a timeout, the Thunder got the ball in front of Sacramento’s bench and Carmelo Anthony found Westbrook atop the 3-point line for the winner.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWestbrook lifted the Thunder from what would have been a devastating loss after a fast start in their first game since the All-Star break. They set a season high with 44 points in the first quarter and made 12 3-pointers but still had to rally in the final minutes to win.Anthony matched his season high of seven 3-pointers and Paul George had three from beyond the arc, ending his five-game streak with five or more 3s. It was the second-longest streak in NBA history behind George McCloud’s six-game streak in 1996. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Thunder: After scoring 44 points in the first quarter, the Thunder totaled just 41 over the next two periods.UP NEXTThunder: At Golden State on Saturday.Kings: Host the Lakers on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Ricky Vargas beats Peping Cojuangco for POC presidency Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The Thunder shot nearly 70 percent in the first quarter and made seven 3s, including three straight by Anthony. George had two of them and added a three-point play and two free throws to put Oklahoma City up 44-21.It was the complete opposite for Billy Donovan’s club after that.Sacramento went on a pair of big runs early in the second quarter and got within 64-60 before Anthony’s fifth 3 of the first half briefly halted the onslaught and put Oklahoma City up by seven at halftime.The Thunder led 85-74 midway through the third before the Kings made another surge. Vince Carter, the 41-year-old former dunk champion, had a three-point play and 3-pointer and Sacramento scored the final 16 points of the period to go up 90-85.TIP-INSKings: Frank Mason scored six points in his first game since Dec. 31. Mason had been sidelined with a partially torn right facscia. . De’Aaron Fox (conjunctiveitis) and Kosta Koufos (ill) were held out.ADVERTISEMENT Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook reacts after hitting a 3-point shot at the buzzer against the Sacramento Kings in an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. The Thunder won 110-107. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Russell Westbrook made a 3-pointer as time expired, lifting the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 110-107 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night.The Thunder blew a 23-point lead and trailed 105-102 with 4 ½ minutes remaining before closing the game on an 8-2 run.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Remembering Charles Dunbar Sherman on His 100th Anniversary

first_img– Advertisement – Charles Dunbar Sherman, President W.V.S. Tubman’s First Economic Advisor, Secretary of the Treasury from 1958-1968, First Black and Youngest President of the World Alliance of YMCAs, Rubber and Oil Palm Planter and Real Estate EntrepreneurCharles Dunbar Sherman was one of Liberia’s most outstanding sons.  He was born in September 1919 in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County, and graduated with honors in 1937 from the College of West Africa (CWA).CWA was for nearly two centuries Liberia’s leading secondary institution, the school that trained most Liberian leaders, intellectuals and civil servants in the 19th and 20th centuries.Charles Sherman’s classmates at CWA were Abayomi Thomas, Alston Nah, Arthur B. S. Walker, Charles L. Cooper, Felix Lawrence, Gabriel E. Knuckles, Jr., Gertrude C. Ware, Henry Q. Taylor, James Cole, James Nebo, Jerome Pederson, Moses Harris, Nathaniel H. S. Baker, Olivia E. Karnga, Ora M. Dennis Mamalu, Richard J.B. Gordon Duncan, Roland H. Cooper, Stataria Gibson-DeShield and Stephen B. Dunbar.Upon Charles Sherman’s graduation from CWA in 1937, the school immediately hired him to teach the upper class boys and girls — sophomore through 12th Grade classes.A son of Senator Reginald Sherman and Madam Fasia Kromah, both of Grand Cape Mount County, Charles in the early 1940s was awarded a scholarship to study at Howard University in Washington, D.C.  There he  graduated magna cum laude in Economics, then later matriculated to the Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania, one of America’s top ten universities, where he took the Master’s degree with honors in Economics, before returning home in the early 1950s to serve his country.Being Liberia’s first trained economist, Charles Sherman was appointed by President Tubman in the  early 1950s to 1958, when he was named by President Tubman as Secretary of the Treasury, Republic of Liberia.It was in his position as Economic Advisor that the eloquent Mr. Sherman became Liberia’s leading orator and the country’s most sought after commencement speaker.As a young professional, he also took a keen interest in the Liberia YMCA, which was then under the leadership of David N. Howell, an experienced and highly committed YMCA executive seconded to Liberia in 1948 by the American YMCA, to help develop the Liberian Y. Charlie B began setting a good example for other young Liberian professionals and soon hundreds of young men, and some young women, too, joined the Y and became very active members of the organization.By 1954, Dave Howell, Charles D. Sherman and others succeeded in erecting a landmark building, on Broad Street, Crown Hill, which became the national headquarters of the Liberian YMCA.In 1955 David N. Howell took Charlie B and a few others to the fifth Assembly of the World YMCA Alliance in Paris, France, where Charles Dunbar Sherman of Liberia was elected the first black president of the World Alliance of YMCAs.  At 37 years old, he also became the youngest president in World Alliance history.As Treasury Secretary, Mr. Sherman was instrumental in organizing the finances for several landmark state buildings in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital city.  These included the Ducor Intercontinental Hotel, West Africa’s first five-star hotel; the Treasury Department, later Ministry of Finance; the Monrovia City Hotel;   Executive Mansion, seat and home of the President of Liberia; the Temple of Justice, headquarters of the Liberian Judiciary; and the Monrovia City Hall.  These were the first modern complexes that housed several government institutions.Following his resignation as Treasury Secretary  in 1968, Mr. Sherman retired to private life and devoted his time to his rubber plantation  between Bong Mines Road, Lower Bong, County and Todee, in Montserrado County, and an oil palm plantation at Wongakor in Grand Cape Mount County.  On these two plantations hundreds of people were employed.  He also established an elementary school near his farm at Bong Mines Road, named after his mother, Madam Fasia Kromah.In the 1970s Mr. Sherman was elected Senator of Grand Cape Mount County.  Following the April 1980 military coup d’état, all senior officials, including Senator Sherman, were arrested and imprisoned.  He remained in prison from April 14 until November 1980, when he was subsequently released but fell ill as a result of severe maltreatment in prison.This was followed by a stroke, which he suffered in July 1981 and that led to his demise in 1986 at the age of 68.His funeral was held at Trinity Cathedral, which he attended most of his adult life, and interment took place at the St. John’s Episcopal Churchyard in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Charles Dunbar Shermanlast_img read more

2 die after car plunges into trench

first_imgNineteen-year-old Varshni Khemraj, also called ‘Varsha’ and ‘Shelly,’ of Canefield Settlement, East Canje Berbice, and 27-year-old Satyanand Harripersaud, also called ‘Avin,’ of Lot 97 Sawah Village, Cane Grove, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara, lost their lives when the car in which they were travelling reportedly collided with another vehicle and ended up in a canal at Bee Hive, East Coast Demerara.This incident occurred on Sunday at about 22:15h, when the car Harripersaud was driving, PSS 9153, allegedly swerved into the path of motor car PTT 5270 and a collision resulted. Upon impact, Harripersaud reportedly lost control of his vehicle, and it ended up submerged in a nearby canal.After several minutes under water, the two persons were eventually extracted from the vehicle and were rushed to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital, where they were pronounced dead on arrival.The driver of the other car, who hails from Atlantic Gardens, East Coast Demerara, was unhurt, but is presently assisting Police with their investigations. A breathalyser test to which he was subjected found no trace on alcohol in his system.From L-R: Shanta Latchman, aunt of the late Varshni Khemraj; Gomattie Singh, mother of the late Satyanand Harripersaud, with his father Dilip HarripersaudWhen Guyana Times visited Harripersaud’s Mahaica residence on Monday, his mother, Gomattie Singh, said her son had left home at about 20:00h to go to the KK Service Station to lime with his friend; and at about 22:00h, she received the tragic news of the accident.She said she and other relatives immediately rushed to the Mahaicony Hospital, where they saw both her son and the young lady lying in the tray of a Police vehicle. She said she had initially thought the Police were waiting on the stretchers to take them into the hospital, but after some time had elapsed, she was informed that they were both dead.“I say, ‘Nah man! Them ain’t dead! Look them lying in the trunk of the van!’” she noted.The mangled car after it was pulled from the trenchShe said it took some convincing for her to believe that her son was gone; because, at the hospital, she did not see any injuries on his body, but she then learnt that they might have drowned.While she did not have the details about what had taken place, she noted that her son had returned from the United States only on Saturday last, to attend the marriage ceremony of one of his relatives, slated for this weekend.“On Sunday night he tell me that he going and reach up he friends… He doesn’t always go to KK when he in Guyana, but after he come back from US on Saturday, he say he want to see he friends,” she recounted.The dead man’s distraught father said he is waiting on thePolice to say what had actually transpired. He said his son had been a welder and a good son.Another relative told Guyana Times that as the young man was returning home, he swerved from hitting a car that was exiting a street, but this move turned out to be deadly.“After he swerved from hitting the car, the car that was coming from the opposite side clipped his rear wheel and caused him to lose control and end up in the trench”, the relative related.When Guyana Times visited the scene of the accident, tyre marks were evident on the roadway. A Bee Hive resident explained that she was at home when she heard the crashing sound, and as she peeped outside, she saw the car in the canal.She said her son and a few other men from the village ran to the scene, but the windows of the motorcar were up, and the men were thus forced to break it to get to the injured persons. By the time the duo were pulled from the canal, they were already in a motionless state.The area where the accident occurred on Sunday eveningHarripersaud had probably been drinking, since beer bottles were observed at the scene.Meanwhile, Shanta Latchman, an aunt of the late Varshni Khemraj, explained that her sister’s daughter was originally from Canje, Berbice, but was spending time with her. She recalled that, on Sunday night, her daughter and the now dead teen had left home to “take a walk’’ at the popular liming spot, KK Service Station; and after some time had elapsed, she received dreaded news of the accident by means of a telephone call.“My daughter say that Shelly and Avin left to go look for food and she stayed back at KK…” she stated.Latchman noted that after she received the telephone call, she went to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital, where she saw the motionless bodies of the two young people.She noted that it was hard for her to inform her sister of the young woman’s demise, since her sister is ailing.The bodies of the two young people were taken to the Lyken’s Funeral Home to await a post mortem. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more

Gunmen rob delivery truck at Agricola

first_imgBandits pounced on a SOL gas distribution truck at Agricola on Wednesday afternoonA brazen afternoon robbery at Agricola, Greater Georgetown has left a driver and his porter grateful for their lives.Reports are the incident occurred at 13:30h on Wednesday on the East Bank highway in the vicinity of Agricola.Reports are that a gas delivery truck contracted to SOL Guyana Incorporated was proceeding to Georgetown when it was stopped by two bandits armed with a handgun and a cutlass on a motorcycle. The gunmen rode alongside the truck and pointed the gun at the driver in an effort to make him stop. Afraid for his life, the driver, who hails from the East Coast of Demerara, stopped and was robbed of a cellular phone and an undisclosed sum of cash. The two gunmen made good their escape into Agricola.A passerby told Guyana Times that he was travelling to Eccles, East Bank Demerara(EBD) when he noticed a commotion and slowed down to enquire.“I saw the congestion and decided to slow down and I notice two guys riding away on a CG motorcycle into Agricola. Then I realise is rob they rob him. The driver just left standing there trembling, thankful for his life because it look like them boys were armed,” the man related.He added that no one pursued the suspects. “Nobody ain’t chase them or anything, because you done know you can’t survive in there if the boys come for you. At least thank God still, because it could have been worse,” he added.An alarm was raised and Police were summoned to the scene. Police are investigating.last_img read more

MY DONEGAL… WITH BBC NI POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT ENDA MC CLAFFERTY

first_imgEnda McClaffertyEnda Mc Clafferty is the new BBC News Northern Irish Political Correspondent and has a background in radio, presenting BBC Radio Foyle alongside Elaine Mc Gee. Originally from Letetrkenny, Enda also worked as an investigative journalist on BBC Spotlight; investigating everything from con-men to housing fraudsters. This is Enda’s Donegal;(1) What is your favourite place in Donegal and why? Lough Salt as it is wild, rugged and unspoilt. Natural beauty at its best(2) If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?The weather(3) Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?Swimmer Annmarie Ward, her determination and dedication is first class and she seldom gets the recognition she deserves. She is also very modest.(4) Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?Daniel O’Donnell (5) What was Donegal’s saddest moment?Buncrana Pier Tragedy and Ballymanus Mine Disaster(6) What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Football Special with a dash of Kinnegar Beer(7) Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?Daniel O Donnell does great charity work and never forgets his roots(8) Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?Moyà Doherty of Riverdance fame(9) Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Shay Given (10) What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?The Glen Bar Restaurant(11) Donegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?Golden Eagle(12) What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?Put the Kettle on(13) Will Donegal win the All Ireland this year?Don’t think so (14) What is your favourite Donegal food?Crab from McBrides boat in Downings(15) Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?The roads(16) If you had a million euro to spend on improving something in Donegal, what would it be?Improving Cancer services to prevent patients making long journeys(17) Where’s the most unusual place you’ve logged on to Donegal Daily?Pompeii(18) Is there an Irish journalist were inspired by when beginning your career?Veronica Guerin(19) What is the most interesting story you worked on during your time as an investigative journalist on BBC Spotlight?The hunt for French conman Francois De Dietrich(20) As a cross-border worker how do you think Brexit will affect you?Has already hit me in the pocket with the drop in sterling and hoping I won’t see a return of custom postsMY DONEGAL… WITH BBC NI POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT ENDA MC CLAFFERTY was last modified: July 7th, 2016 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:bbc news ni politicsenda mc claffertyEnda McClaffertyMY DONEGALlast_img read more

DRUNK LETTERKENNY MAN FINED FOR IGNORING BOMB WARNING

first_imgA Letterkenny man has been fined €250 for failing to listen to Gardai during a bomb alert in Bridgend.Edward Sweeney, from Oldtown, was ‘very much the worse for wear’ when he tried to enter a cordoned off area to retrieve tools from a work van. The incident on March 29th last year began when a van hijacked in Derry was abandoned in the Border town. The Irish Army later carried out a controlled explosion.DRUNK LETTERKENNY MAN FINED FOR IGNORING BOMB WARNING was last modified: February 25th, 2011 by gregShare 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

HORSERACING: ACTION RETURNS TO RAMELTON THIS WEEKEND

first_imgRacing returns to the local circuit at the weekend when Ramelton stages a nine race card on Sunday afternoon.The feature races will be the Decky Holian Memorial, the Ciaran Gildea Memorial and the Hugo Browne Memorial.Ones to watch on current form are Galway rider Rossa Ryan and local lad, Dylan Browne-McMonagle, who are both flying high with a healthy number of wins. No doubt the pair will be among the winners again on Sunday. Proceedings get underway at 2.30 pm. Bookies and refreshments on course.HORSERACING: ACTION RETURNS TO RAMELTON THIS WEEKEND was last modified: June 28th, 2016 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:donegalhorseracingRameltonlast_img read more

MINISTER VARADKAR IN DONEGAL TO OPEN PROJECTS TODAY

first_imgLeo Varadkar T.D. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport will be in Donegal today for a number of official functions.The Minister will open both the Killybegs Lifeboat station and also the N56 Bruckless Bridge.It has long been recognised that the old Creamery Bridge at Bruckless posed a hazard to road users due to the very poor road alignment at the bridge. Throughout the years the 90-degree bend at the bridge was responsible for many parapet and safety barrier impacts. In addition to the safety concerns, in more recent years the bridge had become a pinch point on this strategically important link to the Port of Killybegs and as the main route to west and North Donegal.In 2010, the NRA Bridge Management section based in the NRDO Donegal Town developed preliminary designs options to improve the situation at the bridge.From consultations with Killybegs shipping service it was established that large commercial vehicles carrying wind turbine rotor blades with lengths of up to 50m would frequently travel this route following their delivery to the Port of Killybegs. The overall design of the scheme would have to accommodate the movement of these large vehicles.  MINISTER VARADKAR IN DONEGAL TO OPEN PROJECTS TODAY was last modified: March 28th, 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:BrucklessdonegalKillybegsLEO VARADKARviistlast_img read more