Rivoli’s Burke on MBU’s radar

first_imgMontego Bay United (MBU) could bid for Rivoli United’s ace marksman, Cory Burke, in the Red Stripe Premier League’s January transfer window.Club director Lincoln Whyte said yesterday that Burke, who has scored 12 goals this season, is on their radar.Montego Bay United already have leading scorer Dino Williams (13 goals) and Owayne Gordon (8) on their books, but are looking for reinforcement as they could lose players early in 2016.”We have an interest (in Burke). He is a top striker, and we would love to have him. We expect that come January, a few of our players might leave, so we have to do some forward thinking,” Whyte said.He added that Montego Bay United wanted to replace any outgoing talent with the best local players available.”In January, people (clubs) will be looking at our players. We will also be looking at players from other clubs, but we have not tried to pressure Cory (Burke) to come,” he said at yesterday’s Red Stripe Premier League press conference at Spanish Town Road.He explained that Montego Bay United’s president, Orville Powell, had a business-like vision for the club as it relates to coaching, recruiting, buying and selling players locally and overseas.”Our last coach is like a scout for us. He is looking to get our players into clubs overseas. We, therefore, expect some of our players to move overseas,” Whyte reasoned.Montego Bay United lead the standings in the Red Stripe Premier League with 33 points, two more than Portmore United.last_img read more

PROJECT HOPE – Giving Back to Community

first_img“Our studies over the years showed that program interventions from international organizations are good concepts, but community participation was very low. At times communities don’t feel like they have the requisite capacities or materials. If benefactors are involved in programs, they become successful. But the issue is sustainability. Initiatives come and go and are not sustained. Our concept, our drive, is to ensure that our benefactors are fully involved and challenged to the point where we are able to get results. We are a results based initiative. We give credit to community people – that’s our approach,” saidAugustus B. Momo, executive director and founder of the Jassah White-Momo Foundation, commonly known as the HER Initiative. Momo said he founded the foundation two years ago to identify and address issues that came about in the communities during the Ebola epidemic of 2014/15. The organization donated health materials to the Du Port Road and Police Academy communities, organized recreational activities for community school children who were then out of school and engaged them educationally to keep the learning process alive during the epidemic.“We organize community involvement initiatives where our benefactors form part of and play a key role in the implementation of our projects. We sit down and they tell us what the problems are and come up with ways to address them, using our own resources at times.“After Ebola subsided, we decided to get fully established and accredited by the legal authorities so we could become more proactive and stay a results-oriented institution.”He said what started as a community based organization (CBO) to identify and solve issues at the community level is now fully accredited and ready to be launched to the public. “Two days from today, Sunday, December 18, will be the formal and official launch of the HER (Health, Education and Recreation) Initiative’s Project Hope to let the world know that this is a group that has come to work with the community so that development needs are sustained.” The Foundation executive director said that the launch, which will include an honoring program to honor people who have impacted the lives of their families, communities and the country as a whole; a fundraising program; and a benefit program, will be launched at the City HopeChurch adjacent the German Embassy in the Nigerian House community along the Old Road.“We are calling on our people, the government and donor community for us to work together to ensure that the country is a safe place to live, that people can be successful, that kids can go to school, that we can rise beyond poverty and leave the dependency syndrome for independence. We need to know that we can sustain ourselves by working with our hands to transform and own the country. On Sunday, we will hear very impactful stories from young people and how they made it. It will be a life changing and love initiative.”According to Momo, together we can transform the society to where our people can be better, safe, productive and happy, “for the children; not about us, but them. This is a future initiative. We need to get many young involved and use our intellect and innovation to transform society by using our people from all walks of life and professions and bring them together to change Liberia for the better.”The public is invited to the launch of the Jassah White-Momo Foundation, A.K.A the HER Initiative’s Project Hope at the City Hope Church on Sunday, December 18 starting at 6:30 p.m. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

2 NOC escapees recaptured with stolen articles

first_imgTwo of the 13 inmates of the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) who escaped from the facility more than a week ago were on Sunday morning recaptured at Supenaam, Essequibo Coast with a number of stolen items in their possession.The teenagers were arrested between 04:30h and 08:00h after Police acted on a tip they received. Upon their arrest, the teens had in their possession one laptop, two yellow metal chairs, one Bluetooth Box, one external hard drive and one silver knife. The items are believed to have been stolen during a number of burglaries in the area recently.The teens were taken into Police custody and were expected to be grilled on the whereabouts of the remaining escapees. Since the breakout a week ago, the Police have managed to recapture 10 with three now on the run.The three on the run are a 16-year-old of Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD); a 15-year-old of Tucville Squatting Area, Georgetown and a 17-year-old of Number Five Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB).It was reported that 10 of the inmates escaped at one time followed by another three the next day. They were sent to the NOC for various offences, including assault, threatening behaviour and robbery.last_img read more

East Ruimveldt man on attempted murder charge released on bail

first_imgChief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Friday granted bail to 25-year-old Trillion Peters, who appeared before her at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with an attempted murder charge.Peters, a construction worker of Lot 664 East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was not required to plead to the indictable charge which detailed that on May 14, 2019, at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, with intent to commit murder or cause grievous bodily harm, he wounded Ovid Barrow.Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers told the court that on May 14, Peters and the 20-year-old Virtual Complainant were involved in an argument over an old grievance. According to the prosecutor, an annoyed Peters whipped out a knife and dealt Barrow several stab wounds about his body then fled the scene.The victim was picked up by public-spirited persons and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, where he underwent emergency surgery and was admitted to the health facility. Peters was later arrested and the present charge was instituted.Prosecutor Jeffers further informed the court that Barrow received stab wounds to his back, shoulder and arm. He, however, did not object to bail, but submitted that should bail be granted, conditions should be imposed.As such, Chief Magistrate McLennan granted Peters bail in the sum of $100,000 and ordered him to report to the East Ruimveldt Police Station every Friday until the completion of the trial. He was also ordered to stay away from the VC. The case will continue on August 15, 2019.last_img read more

Taylor Speedway to see action this weekend

first_imgThe Taylor Speedway will see some great racing action this weekend.The Stockcar races take to the Taylor Speedway for two great days of racing starting at 3pm on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday. Bring the whole family to watch the heart pounding, rip roaring racing action! Admission is just 10 dollars for Adults, and 5 for children and seniors! Get to the Thunder in the Valley this weekend at the Taylor Speedway!!- Advertisement –last_img

The best football April Fool of them all? Thomas Muller winds up Dante

first_imgWorld Cup winner Thomas Muller has admitted to winding up Bayern’s Dante about Germany’s 7-1 thrashing of Brazil last summer – so much so that the Brazilian has urged his Munich team-mate to stop the taunts.But 442oons has brilliantly imagined a world in which Muller continues to tease Dante, coinciding with the day of jest that is 1 April.Check out the video above and make sure you check out more 442oons’ videos at youtube.com/442oons.last_img


first_imgDDTV: Simply click play on the video above to view the absolutely superb collection of Winter Jackets available at Evolve Menswear. The Winter Warriors. A man’s coat can be both armour and sword, shielding from the cold while conveying confidence.When you pick the right one, even the worst winter weather doesn’t stand a chance of bringing you down.A warm and dapper collection of men’s winter coats and jackets awaits you at Evolve Menswear.Evolve sales adviser Shaun McHugh models a selection of the jackets and coats available and you can get 10% off winter coats and jackets right now.  DDTV: EVOLVE MENSWEAR WINTER JACKET COLLECTION 2014 was last modified: November 17th, 2014 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:BusinessDDTV: Evolve MenswearFeaturesnewsWinter Collection 2014last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal-based Garda has been awarded €45,000 in compensation for hip and leg injuries he received in a crash in which his best friend and fellow Garda died.Tragic Garda Gary McLoughlinTributes were paid in the High Court to Garda Bernard McLoughlin who attempted to save the life of Garda Gary McLoughlin. Garda McLoughlin died shortly after their patrol car had been rammed in Co Donegal three years ago.Garda Bernard McLoughlin told Ms Justice Mary Irvine that after finding a pulse, he held his colleague’s head in a recovery position in their wrecked car until emergency services arrived.Michael Carson SC, for Garda Bernard McLoughlin, told a Garda compensation hearing yesterday that Gary McLoughlin had died in hospital just hours after the crash.Garda Bernard McLoughlin, who, since the crash on December 13th, 2009, has taken educational leave to study in Australia.Ms Justice Irvine said the two men who shared the same surname were more than colleagues. They were best friends who had shared a flat and had trained together in Templemore before sharing Garda duties in Buncrana.In July 2011, Martin McDermott from Raphoe, was sentenced to eight years imprisonment, with the final year suspended, for the manslaughter of Garda McLoughlin.FORMER DONEGAL GARDA AWARDED €45,000 AFTER HORROR RAMMING was last modified: January 15th, 2013 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:compensationGarda Bernard McLoughlinGarda Gary McLoughlinlast_img read more


first_imgThe annual Indian summer we get in September just hasn’t quite materialised this year. Hence the golfing season has wound down rather quickly. Not of course, before the gents of Letterkenny Golf Clubs Ulster Cup Team thrilled us, with a fantastic match against Rossmore to lift the title last won in 2010. Congratulations to Charlie Coughlan, his team and caddies who have proudly put the silverware back into the cabinet again.The club Mixed Foursomes Final provided almost equal excitement as the match went down to the wire on the 19th hole. A great match played in good spirits. Well done to Karen Crawford and Danny McLaughlin, who co-incidentally sank the winning putt on the 16th for the Ulster Cup. Commiserations and congratulations to the other finalists, Grainne Hines and Seamus Patton.The Lady Captain led a team to Portsalon at the weekend to contest the annual Mary McDaid Memorial Cup in honour not only of Mary but of all deceased members we have known so well and played with over the years. Played with great spirit and fun, the four clubs taking part were the hosts Portsalon, Letterkenny, Ottway and Rosapenna. Many thanks to the McDaid family, Portsalon Golf Club for their wonderful hospitality and Sarah Nicholls for the lovely high calorie cakes yet again! It is always nice to see new names breaking through to the winners enclosures. The 36 handicap competition was won by Catherine Ryan with 25 points. While not a winner on this occasion, it is certainly nice to report that Triona Daly, no doubt under the watchful tutelage of her Mother, Agnes Wiseman, came second with 24 points. Patricia McLaughlin 3rd with 21 points.Bridget McClafferty won the 13 hole competition on the 11th Sept with 27 points, Eileen Daly 2nd 25 points and Monica McDonagh 3rd 24 points.The Hospitals Society Captain, Cynthia Fuery ran a 9 hole competition for lady members on her Captains Day. The winner was Siobhan Wherity 18 points, Eileen Harvey 17 points B.O.T. and 3rd Bridie Gildea 17 points.Best wishes to Lady captain Angela and ladies who goes to Redcastle Hotel this weekend for her Lady captains outing. The coveted Lady Captains trophy at stake. Don’t forget to bring along a small prize to the value of €10. Tea and scones served at 11am with 12 midday tee time on Saturday. There will be a club 13 hole competition on Tuesday alongside the 13 hole competition for the 36 handicap ladies.GOLF NEWS: LETTERKENNY GOLF CLUB LADIES NEWS was last modified: September 18th, 2012 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:Letterkenny Golf Club Ladies noteslast_img read more

Arsenal reportedly plotting move for ex-Chelsea defender

first_imgArsenal are reportedly planning to swoop for Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis.The Brazilian left-back, formerly of Chelsea, has just a few months remaining on his contract and is currently surrounded by doubts regarding his future in Spain. 1 Filipe Luis was part of Chelsea’s 2014/15 Premier League title-winning squad silverware Luis is still part of Diego Simeone’s first team plans, battling for a place against Lucas Hernandez, however he is yet to commit to a new deal at the Wanda Metropolitano.Now, according to Kick Off, he has emerged as a target for Unai Emery at Arsenal.The Gunners are yet to keep a clean sheet so far this season with big questions being asked of their defence in their 3-2 win over Cardiff on Sunday. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta possible standings Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Latest Arsenal News England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January center_img BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? rookie error During his previous spell in London, Luis struggled to break into the Chelsea team as their first choice left-back was Cesar Azpilicueta.At Arsenal, he would have to battle with Sead Kolasinac and Nacho Monreal, who have both started the campaign with injury problems. targets REVEALED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures LATEST gameday cracker REVEALED last_img read more