Webster welcomes Adams’ appointment

first_imgST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC): Sports psychologist Dr Rudi Webster has welcomed the appointment of former West Indies cricketer Jimmy Adams as the region’s new director of cricket. Adams, who represented West Indies as player and captain during his career, replaces Englishman Richard Pybus, who did not seek to renew his contract. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has yet to officially announce the appointment, but media reports in the region also say former Australian cricketer Stuart Law has been appointed to fill the position left vacant by Phil Simmons, who was fired in September. Speaking on the regional television programme Big Bang Sports, Webster, who has worked with the West Indies cricket team, blasted Pybus as a “total disaster” and applauded the appointment of Adams as one that would “make a difference”. “Well, I am extremely pleased that Pybus is no longer with us. He was a total disaster and he has done more harm to West Indies cricket; there is only one other person who has done more harm to the game, and that is (Dave) Cameron, the current president,” Webster told Big Bang Sports. “I am really happy that Jimmy Adams will take over the post of director of cricket. I think he should make a difference. Stuart Law has been around for a while. I do not know too much about him, but what I hear from the grape vine is that he is not a bad coach, so I think that is the first step in the right direction.” QUARTERLY MEETING The decision to fill the two positions were reportedly taken over the weekend at the WICB’s final quarterly meeting, which took place in St Maarten. Webster, in the meantime, has repeated calls for Cameron to step down as WICB president. The embattled Jamaican sports administrator has come in for widespread criticism for his role in ongoing conflicts between the WICB and regional cricketers. Webster has blasted Cameron as the “worst president” and says the effect of Adams and law on regional cricket will be limited if Cameron refuses to step down. “But it is not enough. I think that the president of the West Indies Cricket board must go and there must be structural reform of the board if we are to progress. Dave Cameron is by far the worst president that I have ever seen in those 50 years. It is not even a close call,” said Webster, whose 50-year involvement in sports also includes basketball, football, motor racing, golf and Australian football.last_img read more

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Change in attitude needed to combat road carnage – Top Cop

first_img…says current penalties against motorists are ‘sufficient’With the high instances of road death recorded in recent months, Police Commissioner Leslie James is of the belief that motorists and other road users need to change their attitude for there to be a reduction in minor, serious and fatal accidents.Police Commissioner Leslie JamesGuyana’s road carnage has increased in recent time, with as many as 12 persons losing their lives within seven days. While the Police Force has a major role to play in keeping the roadways safe, the Top Cop said the attitude of motorists is a major factor.“This is what I would like to say. We would like to see a change in the attitude of motorists and the way in which they use our roads and they would have heard statements made by the Traffic Chief in that regard, speaking directly to persons who are using the road, who decide on occasion the way in which they would driver or the way in which they would use the road resulting in serious and fatalities…It’s almost as if they’re flouting the law,” he cautioned.Since last Sunday, the Force employed a new operation to decrease these numbers and make the roads safer, especially during the holiday season. James said more human resources will be put aside for this, until there is a positive change.“We are out there in numbers…We sat and strategised after which we commenced an operation referred to as ‘Operation Safe Roads’…We’ve been doing what we have to do. We’ll continue to do what we have to do. We have increased numbers now following this operation that commenced on Sunday and this will continue until we see a change in the attitude of those using the road,” James added.PenaltiesFamilies of victims have been calling for stiffer penalties against errant road users, saying that the consequences are too lenient, hence the continued recklessness on the roadways. But the Police Commissioner contended that Guyana’s Laws are sufficient.“We are aware that on occasions, especially in some developed countries, they may have certain penalties which can be used as a deterrent to cause persons to think differently about the way in which they would use roads while driving etc. The law as it is today and penalties and fines being given to persons who are found driving dangerously and even where persons are incarcerated following an accident caused by dangerous driving, I think it is sufficient at this time.”Later, at another event on Tuesday, the Police Commissioner divulged that there was an increase in ‘sensational’ fatal accidents.On Sunday, 28-year-old Dean Grenville of Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) following an accident at New Amsterdam Public Road.Based on reports received, at about 15:00h on the day in question, Grenville was driving motorcycle HC 6868 at a fast rate when he collided with motorcycle CJ 6265 driven by Rodrick Ageeday also of Stanleytown.As a result, both drivers received injuries and were picked up and taken to New Amsterdam Public Hospital where they were examined by a doctor on duty.However, Ageeday sustained several fractures about the body while Grenville was referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital in a critical condition. He sustained a fracture skull and other injuries to the body including severe bleeding of the lungs.last_img read more

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Abusive relationship ends in murder, suicide

first_img…husband slits wife’s throat, commits suicide…Police left victim alone with husbandA Corentyne, Berbice man turned a knife on himself after killing his wife of 15 years.Dead are Subrina Lakhan, 29, a housewife, and her husband, Ramesh Ramdeen, 42, a labourer, at Rose Hall Estate.The couple lived at Lot 101 Chesney New Housing Scheme, Corentyne, and had three children ages six, eight and 13.Scores of villagers flocked the Lot 101 Chesney New Housing Scheme premises where the couple lived with their three childrenThe couple were at home alone about 13:35h when the incident occurred.Investigations reveal that Ramdeen was an alcoholic, who had constantly threatened his wife and accused her of infidelity.Reports reaching Guyana Times indicate that the 15-year relationship was marred by physical and verbal abuse. According to a neighbour, she was at home when she heard the now dead woman shouting for her by name about three times. She said that she also heard Lakhan telling Ramdeen that she loved him and was not going to leave him.This newspaper was told that the couple on Monday appeared before Magistrate Renita Singh at the Albion Magistrate’s Court. Following the court appearance, the mother of three went to the Police Station and requested that an officer accompany her home, saying that she was scared for her life and had decided to go live with her mother. Reports are that the woman asked for the officer to be there while she packed her belongings. This publication was told that a female officer accompanied the woman, but left while she was packing.Guyana Times understands that while the woman was packing, Ramdeen told the officer that everything was “okay” and she could leave.However, as soon as the officer left, the man seized the opportunity to slit the woman’s throat. The woman’s screams caused neighbours to rush to the scene, but by the time they did, they witnessed Ramdeen pulling a knife across his own throat. The man subsequently fell and tumbled down the steps.Lakhan was seen lying on her stomach in a bedroom in the upper flat in a pool of blood with her throat slit, next to her was a cane-cutter’s cutlass with blood stains on it. The Police were summoned, and an investigation has been launched. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

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Light a Moose fundraiser returns next week

first_imgMoose FM has once again teamed up with the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation and Rhyason Contracting to help raise funds for the Be an Angel, Light a Light campaign. Starting Wednesday November 18th Moose FM’s staff will be camped out in the parking lot of Unforgettable Memories Foto Source raising money for the foundation.For three days Moose FM will broadcast live from the parking lot with our 6’ x 12’ sign. With your donation to the foundation, we’ll add one light to our sign. Once it’s all lit up we hope to have raised over $36,000. This year all the money raised will go towards the purchase of a new stereotactic breast biopsy device.  This will make it easier for Doctors in Fort St. John to help detect breast cancer.This is the 12th year for Light a Moose. Last year we raised just over $44,000 for the Foundation.  In the history of the event, we have raised over $340,000.- Advertisement -If your company would like to make a corporate donation to Light a Moose you can do so starting next week online at energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com.  Or you can arrange an in person donation by calling Catherine at 250-787-7100.last_img read more

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Gary Neville’s Valencia ready to fight Liverpool for summer transfer target

first_imgSevilla and Valencia have joined Liverpool in the race to land Anderlecht ace Dennis Praet.The Belgian midfielder has been heavily linked with a summer switch to Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp keen to add another playmaker to his ranks.But now, according to Superdeporte, the Reds face competition from Sevilla and Valencia – bossed by former Manchester United star Gary Neville – for the the 21-year-old’s signature.Both Spanish clubs are understood to have scouted Praet since the turn of the year and are readying summer bids for him.Praet’s contract with Anderlecht expires in 2017 and the player has stalled on renewing terms with the Belgian giants.Anderlecht are now reluctantly willing to sell Praet this summer and are already lining up discussions with clubs about a transfer. Anderlecht ace Dennis Praet [right] in action for the club 1last_img read more

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LADIES GAA MATCH REPORT: TERMON OVERCOME MUFF

first_imgALL-COUNTY JUNIOR LEAGUE Termon  5-08   St  Patrick’s  Muff  1-06BY JAMES TREARTY: Termon  Junior  Ladies  had  a hard  earned  victory  over  St  Patrick’s  Muff  at  the  Burn  Road  on Sunday.Played  in  very  difficult  conditions  with a swirling  cold wind  that  blew from  the  North  it  was  not  a  day for  the  faint  hearted.Muff  lost  the  toss  and  Termon  played  with the  wind  that blew  straight  down  the  field.Termon  got  off  to  an  ideal  start  with  points from Fiona  Mc Laughlin, Lisa  Mc Glynn  and  Aisling  Ryan  before  Dara  Kelly,and  Sharon Mc Laughlin  had  goals  to  put  the  Burnroad  side  in  the  driving  seat  after fifteen  minutes. Indeed   the  Mc  Laughlin  sisters Sharon   and Fiona   with  Tara  Mc  Daid   were  thorns in  Muff’s  side. Aoife Ryan,Holly  Mc  Daid and    Lisa  Mc Glynn  all  were  to  the  fore  when  experience  was  needed. Muffs  woes were  compounded  when several  scoring  opportunities  went a begging for the  Foylesiders and  indeed it  was no  surprise when  Termon  went further  ahead Lisa  Mc  Glynn  and Tara Mc Daid   added  to  Termon’s  tally   to  leave  Halftime Termon  4–7  Muff  0–00As  the  second  half  got  underway  Harry  Mc Glynn made  what  turned  out  to be  a  very  tactical  move  when  he played into  the  strong  wind. He  placed  Dara  Kelly  in  goals  with  Caroline  Gallagher at  midfield.Kelly  had  an  outstanding  30  minutes  minding  the  house  while the two  Kelly  sisters Maura, Martina  and Orla  Trearty  played a very  supporting  role.With  two  minutes  gone  Lorraine  MC Colgan  opened  Muffs  account  and  with  County  panellist  Aine  Mc  Laughlin  added another but for stout  defending  by  Termon particularly Anne  Mc  Glynn, Niamh  Callaghan, Shauna Kelly  Muff  would  have  more  scores. In  a  counter  attack  Termon  added  to  Muffs  woes   when  Lisa  Mc  Glynn  received  an  inch  perfect  pass  to  give Carla  Mc  Closkey no chance  in  the  Muff  goals. This was  a  killer  score as Muff  were  in  the  ascendency and  had laid  siege  to the  Termon  goals  without  any  great results.But  the  fighting  Muff  spirit  was  alive  and  well  and Aine  Breslin with a  wonderful  goal  after  Termon  failed  to  clear  the  lines to  cut  the  deficit. Breslin  added  another  points before Lorraine  Mc  Closkey raised the  last  white  flag  for  Muff. Final  score Termon  5–8  Muff  1–6This  score  did  not  truly  reflect Muffs  contribution  to  this  game  and in particular  Aine  Breslin  and  Aine  Mc  Laughlin  who  covered   a lot  of  ground. Up  front  Muff had  good  performances from  Lorraine  Mc  Colgan, Rachel  mc  Laughlin and  Aine Mc  Callion .Termon  manager Harry  Mc Glynn could  afford  the  luxury  of trying  out  several  positional  changes and  substitutes where  he  called  on the  services  Celine  Mc  Daid, Molly  Callaghan, Debra  Mc  Daid, Roseleen Gallagher  and  Christine  Coyle . A few  of  these panellist will no  doubt  have  staked a claim for  further  consideration.Termon  team  was . Caroline  Gallagher, Martina  Kelly, Orlaith  Trearty, Maura  Kelly, Aine  Mc Glynn,  Niamh  Callaghan, Shauna  Kelly,  Dara  Kelly,,Sharon  Mc  Laughlin, Aileen  Mc Glynn Tara  Mc Daid, Fiona  Mc  Laughlin, Aoife  Ryan,Lisa  Mc Glynn, Holly  Mc Daid,Muff  team  was Carla  Mc  Closkey, Shannon  Lynch, Fiona  Grant, Emer Grant, Andrea Mc  Laughlin, Catriona  Grant,  Aine  Breslin, Aine  Mc  Laughlin,  Caroline  Margy, Dypna  Molloy,Rachel  Mc  Laughlin. Lorraine  Mc Colgan, Niamh  Mc  Colgan, Patrica  Margey. LADIES GAA MATCH REPORT: TERMON OVERCOME MUFF was last modified: April 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:LADIES GAA MATCH REPORT: TERMON OVERCOME MUFFlast_img read more

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VICTORY OVER UCD TO GIVE HARPS A TOP TWO FINISH

first_imgFinn Harps go into their penultimate home game of the season on Friday knowing that a victory will confirm a top two finish this season.With a play-off spot all but confirmed, the next goal for Finn Harps will be to secure a second place finish in the First Division which would give them the advantage of a home tie in the second leg of the play-off.Although not mathematically confirmed yet, Wexford Youths are now almost certain to claim the First Division title and recorded back-to-back victories over Harps opponents UCD in their last two games. “Wexford effectively won the league last Friday and fair play to them,” said Harps boss Ollie Horgan.Wexford could have been crowned champions last weekend if Harps had failed to return from Cobh with victory.In a tight affair, Tony McNamee cracked home the winner for Harps just after the half-time break to ensure that Wexford would have to keep the champagne on ice for at least another week.“There was very little difference between the teams in Cobh but we managed to get out of there with a good result,” said Horgan. “The game could have gone either way as most games in our division tend to do.” The Harps Manager has also said that his side isn’t even thinking about a play-off at this stage and insists there is still much work to be done in the remaining three league games.“We haven’t even thought about a play-off game and won’t until the last three games are out of the way,” said Horgan. “A lot of football has to be played yet.”Tommy McMonagle, Keith Cowan and Raymond Foy are all available for selection having served one match suspensions last weekend. Damien McNulty though remains sidelined.UCD are the only side Harps have failed to record a victory against in league action this season. The opening two games both finished in 2-2 draws while the most recent meeting in July at the UCD Bowl was decided by Robbie Benson’s 67th minute winner for the home side.“UCD are the one side that we haven’t beaten this season and have never taken the lead against either!,” said Horgan as he looked ahead to Friday’s game. “They play great football and we will be starved of possession for long periods as was the case in our games up to now,” he warned.This is likely to be the first of three meetings between the two sides over the coming few weeks as UCD are likely to be Harps’ opponents in the play-offs although a Harps victory on Friday would open the door for Shelbourne to force their way back into the reckoning for third spot once again.TEAM NEWSSuspended: None.Doubtful: None.Injured: Damien McNulty (shoulder).FORM GUIDE (last six league games)Finn Harps: D-L-W-W-D-W (11 pts)UCD: W-W-D-L-W-L (10 pts) VICTORY OVER UCD TO GIVE HARPS A TOP TWO FINISH was last modified: September 23rd, 2015 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:finn harpsUCDlast_img read more

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Beskitas make approach for outcast Liverpool goalkeeper – reports

first_imgBesiktas have reportedly made contact with Liverpool over a deal for outcast goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.The Belgian’s days at Anfield appear to be numbered after the Reds completed a world-record deal for Brazilian glovesman Alisson Becker last week. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti And according to Sky Sports, it seems Turkey could be Mignolet’s next destination, with Beskitas in need of a new keeper after selling Fabri to Fulham.Mignolet signed for the Reds for £9million from Sunderland in June 2013 but his form in a Liverpool shirt has been inconsistent.And despite signing a five-year extension in January 2016, he became the no.2 keeper behind German Loris Karius – who arrived later that summer.It is understood, Mignolet, 30, will leave for £12million as part of an excess of £100m summer clearout at Liverpool should the move go through. 2 LATEST TRANSFER NEWS 2 Alisson will be Liverpool’s no.1 in the 2018/19 season Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on RANKED targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets LIVING THE DREAM The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Forgotten man Lazar Markovic is also a target for Greek club Olympiakos.The Serbia international has not featured for the Reds since a late substitute appearance against QPR in May 2015 – five months before Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers as manager.Since then the 24-year-old, a £20million signing from Benfica by Rodgers in the summer of 2014, has had loan spells at Fenerbahce, Sporting Lisbon, Hull and Anderlecht. Mignolet has largely played second fiddle to Loris Karius since the German’s arrival in the summer of 2016 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Markovic is currently with the first-team squad for their International Champions Cup campaign in the United States but has played a minor role in pre-season.However, the club would be looking for a fee between £5m and £7m with Standard Liege and a number of English sides also tracking the winger after watching his appearances in pre-season.last_img read more

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LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL BOSS UPGRADES SITE TO REGIONAL STATUS

first_imgRegional or General?STAFF and patients of Letterkenny General Hospital are hoping its description as a regional facility yesterday might not be a mistake.Politicians have campaigned for years to have the facility upgraded – leading to a larger budget for its hard-pressed management.HSE West yesterday issued a press statement announcing the opening of the new medical block at the Co Donegal hospital next Thursday. And it that release the headline called the site ‘Letterkenny Regional Hospital’.The same phrase was used in the statement.And it quotes hospital manager Sean Murphy as saying: “Today’s announcement is a reflection of the Clinical, Managerial, and Trade Union Leadership and Staff commitment that allows Letterkenny Regional Hospital to continue its mission to deliver quality patient care despite the many challenges we currently face.”Regional status would add up to €2M to the budget of the hospital. Now staff are wondering if there might be some good news on the horizon – or if it was an error by the HSE West team.Surely some mistake?We think we should be told. LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL BOSS UPGRADES SITE TO REGIONAL STATUS was last modified: September 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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

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GARDAI LAUNCH SEARCHES IN MASSIVE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

first_imgGARDAI have confirmed today that detectives are continuing searches in several areas of Co Donegal as part of a massive criminal investigation.A spokesman however said no details of the searches in the Cappry area outside Ballybofey would be given “for operational reasons.”Among the premises being searched are an equestrian centre owned by Eddie Gallagher, a 67-year-old former IRA prisoner who served a jail sentence for kidnapping in the 1970s. However it’s not believed he is linked to the investigation.Gallagher took part in the kidnapping of Dr. Tiede Herrema 37 years ago next month.Herrema, chief executive of the Dutch-owned Ferenka factory in Limerick, was seized as he left home on October 4th 1975. His captors demanded the release of three IRA prisoners as the price of his safe return.Herrema was held hostage for 36 days before being freed after a 18-day siege of a house at Monasterevin., Co. Kildare. Gallagher, then 28, and from Donegal, and Derry woman Marion Coyle, 21, were arrested at the scene. They were sentenced the following year to 20 and 15 years respectively. Coyle was released in 1985, Gallagher in 1990.The Donegal man returned to his native Ballybofey.Today Gardai sealed off the equestrian centre where he lives and works. However has has not been questioned or arrested. GARDAI LAUNCH SEARCHES IN MASSIVE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION was last modified: September 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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

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