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Hussey, Watson hail Sammy stadium honour

By on January 20, 2020

first_imgCASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC):The Australian duo of Mike Hussey and Shane Watson have congratulated St Lucia Zouks teammate Darren Sammy, following the St Lucia government’s decision to rename the Beausejour Cricket Ground in his honour.Watson, who retired from international cricket following the recent Twenty20 World Cup in India, hailed Sammy as a “great leader” and said he was looking forward to playing alongside him at the Zouks’ home ground in Gros Islet.”I knew when I first signed up for CPL how passionate the West Indies public are, but to receive this news about the St Lucia government’s decision to rename the national stadium in honour of one of their favourite sporting sons is a huge thing, especially for someone so young, who has so much top-level cricket ahead of him,” Watson said.”Darren is a great leader and a true champion in all regards, and I know how passionate he is about the Zouks. He deserves this accolade for the manner he has led the West Indies team, and this is an honour for all time.”It really excites me about being a part of CPL 2016, and I can’t wait to step out on the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium this summer.”Hussey, meanwhile, affectionately known as ‘Mr Cricket’, called the honour for Sammy an “incredible accolade”, and heaped praises on West Indies for winning the T20 World Cup.”To win a world title for your country is the ultimate accolade and I would like to offer my congratulations to fellow Zouks man Darren Sammy, coach Phil Simmons, and the West Indies team on their win last weekend in the ICC World T20,” said Hussey, who averaged 51 in 79 Tests and 48 from 185 one-dayers.Sammy led West Indies to the second T20 World Cup title when the Caribbean side beat England by four wickets in the final of the tournament in India last Sunday.last_img read more

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Scores of children feted at SOL Christmas Village

By on January 12, 2020

first_imgScores of children were on Saturday treated lavishly at SOL’s Christmas Village at the National Cultural Centre’s Tarmac, Home Stretch Avenue, Georgetown.Representatives of SOL taking photos with Mrs Claus and her helperThe event saw a variety of games and entertainment for children including, trampolines, slides, bouncy castles, among others.Children accompanied by their parents were allowed to get a glimpse of Mrs Claus and her helper, whom the company said: “Will deliver the wish list to Santa Claus”.General Manager of SOL Guyana, Liz White explained that even though the event was solely for children, parents were allowed to win spectacular prizes.“We are giving away things from SOL and Shell all for free and a few games for the adults so we keep the parents entertained as well. We have lots of giveaways for people, but this is all about the children”, she said.She further added that the SOL team catered for children in the capital city, Georgetown.A child enjoying a face painting activity at SOL’s Christmas VillageApart from meeting and greeting Mrs Claus, the children were also treated to meals, gifts and goodies.Meanwhile, White related that the remainder of the food and gifts are donated to orphanages in Georgetown.White also encouraged corporate Guyana to get on board next Christmas to make the event bigger and better.“The more the merrier. The more we can give away to kids and help them during this wonderful season, the merrier everybody will be”, she saidThroughout the event, friendly soundtracks were played while children got their faces painted and photos taken with Mrs Claus.last_img read more

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Essequibo man kills male neighbour over alleged sexual assault

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first_imgA 20-year-old man is now in the lockups after he fatally chopped his neighbour, whom he alleges sexually assaulted him at his Farm, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) home.Dead is 43-year-old Andrew Drakes called “Beach Clothes”. He was killed sometime around 17:30h at his lot 7 Pump Station Street, Farm, EBE residence.According to police reports, the 20-year-old claimed that at about 20:30h on Friday, the now dead man had sexually assaulted him at his home. This reportedly led to the suspect attacking the man.Reports are that Drakes was sitting on a bench in front of his yard when the suspect noticed him there and armed himself with a cutlass. The 20-year-old then approached Drakes and inflicted multiple chop wounds onto the man and then fled the scene.However, an off-duty female Police Corporal, who was in the area at that moment, enlisted the assistance of residents to nab the suspect. The young man was pursued, disarmed, and apprehended.In the meantime, an injured Drakes was rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, West Coast Demerara (WCD), where he was pronounced dead on arrival.His body is presently at the Ezekiel Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination which is expected to be done today.Meanwhile, the suspect also received medical attention after ranks noticed an injury at the back of his head, which he claimed he received while he was being apprehended.The 20-year-old is said to be cooperating with detectives as investigations into his alleged sexual assault and the murder of Drakes continue.last_img read more

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Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society Fundraiser a great success

By on January 11, 2020

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society says the fundraiser they held yesterday was a great success.They even had a big cash donation, although the exact amount couldn’t be confirmed, they were still grateful nonetheless.Phallon Stoutenburg with the Resource Society says they received lots of items.“It went very well. We had a cash donation, I can’t remember how much was in there, but we got lots of non-perishable food items, we got diapers, we signed up memberships. It was super successful.”- Advertisement -While the fundraiser went very well, the Society is still in need of donations. Stoutenburg says the need won’t go down or go away, it will always be there.last_img read more

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Clubs relieved as KPL postpones midweek ties

By on January 10, 2020

first_img0Shares0000Bandari FC players celebrate at the Thika Stadium after eliminating Gor Mahia from the GOtv Shield on July 9, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 14- Kenyan Premier League clubs are relieved after the league management postponed midweek fixtures that had been slated for Wednesday, with most of them ill-prepared owing to last week’s uncertainty over the General Elections.KPL said in a statement on Sunday that after consultation, the games will be shelved and new dates announced, just less than four days after the weekend matches were also shelved. “This discussion has been taken in light of the political situation of the country at the moment which has made it difficult for players and technical staff to report back to their Clubs for the purpose of engaging in meaning training and preparation to honor those matches,” the statement from the league top brass noted.Clubs had quietly hoped the matches would be pushed forward with most failing to raise enough numbers in training. However with normalcy returning to most parts if the country, matches are expected to resume this coming weekend.Posta Rangers head coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo Sammy watching his team during training. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“It has been tough getting players to training because you can’t really risk with the security situation in the country. We will see how things pan out and hopefully we can get back to training this week,” Posta Rangers head coach Sammy Omollo said.Gor Mahia’s Dylan Kerr who looks to lead K’Ogalo back to the title was also disappointed that his side has missed out on a whole week of training.“It is quite strange because we have been told no training for the whole week. It really kills the momentum of the team that we had picked and we now have to work harder to get where we were. In football one week without training is so much. But I hope the players have been keeping fit on their own,” the Englishman added.The postponement of the two match-days now gives the league managers logistical headache with a whole month having been lost earlier in the season due to court cases while an increase in the number of teams means a lengthened calendar.Clubs will now be forced to fit into a tight schedule with international match weekends and GOtv Shield matches also scrambling for the little space available.“It is a challenge but clubs will have to bear with it. There’s so much time lost and we have to recover,” KPL CEO Jack Oguda said.A few matches have been slotted for this weekend which had been initially preserved for the GOtv Shield quarter finals.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Michael Murphy presented with Séamus Mac Géidigh Memorial Award

By on December 27, 2019

first_imgMichael Murphy was presented with the inaugural Séamus Mac Géidigh Memorial Award, Gradam Shéamuis Mhic Géidigh, for club player of the Championship at the Annual Donegal GAA County Banquet and Award Night on Saturday.The award was presented by Dolores Mhic Géidigh, Séamus’ wife, at the event in the Abbey Hotel in Donegal Town.The Mac Géidigh family with Michael Murphy – Dolores, Póilín, Éadaoin and DónalThe award was established by RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta in memory and honour of their friend and colleague Séamus Mac Géidigh, a multi-talented broadcaster best known as the voice of Donegal GAA commentary for many years, and Regional Manager of the service in the northwest, who passed away suddenly in July. The judges said: “Michael Murphy was chosen for the inaugural Séamus Mac Géidigh award because he showed unfailing leadership from the start of the Championship, and was instrumental in guiding Glen Swilly to the final and ultimately winning the Championship. He returned from a bad injury earlier this year, and we really felt that his presence made the essential difference to Glen Swilly’s performance in 2016.”Members of RTÉ RnaG Doirí Beaga staff with Michael Murphy, Dolores Mhic Géidigh and Edel Ní Chuireáin. In this photo Michael holds a clock by Fergal Megannety, part of the presentation of the award for this inaugural year, which he can keep.The selection committee for the award was made up of 12 Donegal sports journalists, from both print and broadcast media, under the stewardship of Damien Ó Dónaill from RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.Edel Ní Chuireáin, Head of RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, said: “This event is tinged with sadness for us, because Séamus was such an important and beloved part of the RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta team. But tonight, I feel we have honoured his memory, and recognised hispassion for all things Donegal, particularly the GAA, which had such a special place in his heart. Congratulations to Michael Murphy, a very worthy recipient of the inaugural Gradam Shéamuis Mhic Géidigh, even more so as himself and Séamus were friends.”Dolores Mhic Géidigh, Ceannaire RTÉ RnaG Edel Ní Chuireáin and Michael MurphySculptor Redmond Herrity from Letterkenny created Gradam Shéamuis Mhic Géidigh, inspired by Mount Errigal, a mountain that dominates the landscape of the northwest of the county. Séamus was passionate in his commitment to his homeplace of Donegal, and because of that Redmond chose to make the award from Donegal Granite, and received special permission to take a stone from Errigal for it.It is carved in the shape of the mountain, with toughened glass mounted to the front featuring an engraving of Séamus. A brass plate at the back will carry the name of the winners of the award.Michael Murphy presented with Séamus Mac Géidigh Memorial Award was last modified: December 4th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Edel Ní ChuireáinGAAMichael MurphyRTÉ Raidió na GaeltachtaSéamus Mac Géidigh Memorial Awardlast_img read more

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SURFERS IN ‘PADDLE OUT’ TRIBUTE TO HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM ALAN

By on December 25, 2019

first_imgSurfers gather to say farewell to AlanTHERE were emotional scenes in Bundoran on Wednesday night when more than 50 surfing friends of a man killed in a hit-and-run incident took to the water to pay tribute to him.Alan McSherry died on a narrow road outside the town in the early hours of Sunday.The driver of the car which hit him drove on, leaving Alan to die. He was found by his wife Jo who had gone out to look for him when he hadn’t returned home from an evening out with friends in the Bridge Bar in Bundoran.Last night Jo joined other family members as Alan’s friends in the surfing community in the seaside town organised a ‘Paddle Out’ in his memory.Pictures of the emotional occasion were taken by Bundoran Lifeboat crews who also knew the 48-year-old well.Although he was from Birkenhead near Liverpool, Alan and his wife came to Donegal on a camping holiday 17 years ago and fell in love with the place – and made their home just inside Co Leitrim. He was hugely popular in Bundoran where he worked as a handyman doing odd jobs for many local people and businesses.His funeral will go through Bundoran today to Mass at the Star of the Sea Church.Alan will then be taken home to north west England for cremation.Garda investigations into his death are continuing.Detectives in Ballyshannon still want to hear from anyone who was in or around the Newtown Road area of Bundoran between 4.20am and 5.20am on Sunday to contact them. Large crowds gathered for the tributeSurfers form a circle and leave flowers in the waterSURFERS IN ‘PADDLE OUT’ TRIBUTE TO HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM ALAN was last modified: August 29th, 2013 by John2Share 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:Alan McSherryballyshannon gardaiBirkenheadbundoranEnglandhit and run victimlast_img read more

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SHAMED DOCTOR GOT REFERENCE FROM LETTERKENNY CONSULTANT

By on December 24, 2019

first_imgA doctor who was found guilty of professional misconduct received a reference from a consultant at Letterkenny General Hospital.A three-day inquiry into the doctor revealed he tried to read an X-ray upside down and used a scalpel in an attempt to insert a tube into a patient.Dr Vincent Osunkwo was described as “a threat to patient safety” and “lacking in basic medical knowledge that could be expected of a medical student”. He was found guilty of six allegations of professional misconduct and four of the lesser charge of poor professional performance arising out of his time in Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise between March 9 and April 12, 2009.Dr Osunkwo, who had previously worked in Crumlin Children’s Hospital, had successfully obtained references from this hospital and from a consultant in Letterkenny hospital, the inquiry was told.He was employed as a senior house officer in Portlaoise hospital after emerging as the sole applicant for the job.The inquiry heard from a nurse who worked with Dr Osunkwo of how she had to snatch a scalpel from his hand moments before he was about to cut into an elderly patient’s vein in order to take a blood sample. The nurse told how she cried “Jesus, what are you doing?” to Dr Osunkwo. She said that she honestly did not believe he was a proper doctor.Another nurse said she saw Dr Osunkwo trying to insert a cannula, or tube, into a young man with a total of six puncture wounds in his arms.“I noticed there was blood running down the patient’s arm. I pulled the curtains and asked the doctor what he was doing,” she said. The nurse said the patient was “quite alarmed” and looked relieved when she came.Among the allegations found to have been proven against Dr Osunkwo were that he told members of his medical team that a patient was “fine” when that patient was in fact receiving oxygen in intensive care, and that he asked a nurse if a patient’s pulse rate of 165 beats per minute was high.The fitness-to-practise inquiry’s decision on Dr Osunkwo will now be forwarded to the board of the Medical Council, which will decide what penalty should be imposed upon him. He could face being struck off the register under medical council guidelines.SHAMED DOCTOR GOT REFERENCE FROM LETTERKENNY CONSULTANT was last modified: December 17th, 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:consultantLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

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Watch: Four essential dating tips from ‘fantastic specimen’ Killian

By on December 22, 2019

first_imgLetterkenny woman Michelle Simmons starred on this week’s episode of ‘First Dates Ireland’ after being matched with Cork native Killian.The date between nurse’s aide Michelle and Killian didn’t exactly go as planned, with Killian’s wince-inducing one-liners falling flat.Unfortunately they didn’t hit it off romantically, they left on good terms and agreed that if they ever met again, it would be as friends. Prodding fun at the awkward encounter, COCO Television compiled a list of four dating tips from Killian using toe-curling clips of their date.To learn more about Michelle’s experience on ‘First Dates Ireland’, check out her interview with DonegalWoman.ie here:‘He just wasn’t my happily ever after’ Watch: Four essential dating tips from ‘fantastic specimen’ Killian was last modified: February 14th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:coco televisionfirst dateskillianmichellelast_img read more

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No more Mr. Tough Guy? Raiders’ Derek Carr responds on Twitter

By on December 21, 2019

first_imgFor complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.ALAMEDA — Derek Carr is under siege, and not just when he drops back to pass.With the Raiders having already traded away former cornerstone players Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper, there is speculation that the Raiders’ franchise quarterback could be next.Add to that a column in the subscription site “The Athletic” describing “a fractured relationship with his teammates,” which included a “loss of confidence in their on-field …last_img read more

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