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January 19, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC): Last year’s losing finalists, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, have been hit with two player withdrawals ahead of next Wednesday’s start of the Caribbean Premier League. Eighteen-year-old leg-spinning sensation Sandeep Lamichhane has been ruled out of the latter half of the tournament as he is now set to link up with his national side, Nepal, on August 26. Experienced Zimbabwe all-rounder Graeme Cremer will take no part in the tournament because of injury. Lamichhane will be replaced in the squad by South Africa’s Rassie van der Dussen while Antiguan leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr comes in for Cremer. “It is always sad to lose players that we drafted, but in Hayden Walsh Jr and Rassie van der Dussen, we have two players that we are very confident will succeed at this year’s Hero CPL as we look to go one game better than last year and win the tournament in 2018,” said Patriots head coach Donovan Miller. Patriots, who feature superstar opener Chris Gayle, open their campaign against Guyana Amazon Warriors in Georgetown next Thursday.last_img read more

January 14, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgDear Editor,A handful of overseas-based Guyanese assisted in the struggle for free and fair elections in Guyana during the 1970s thru 1992, when the country held its first democratic election after independence. An appeal is being made to the diaspora to help secure a fair election in 2020. The group of freedom fighters who led the overseas struggle for democratic elections is no longer enthusiastic to lead, or even join, the campaign for an election that is free and fair and free from fear, which is due by 2020, because of the shabby treatment meted out to them by successive governments since 1992, particularly in the post-Jagan period.Only a handful of us carried out the international aspects of the struggle to restore democratic rule in our former homeland. We lobbied the US Government (the Administrations of Presidents Carter, Reagan and Bush, Snr) and Members of Congress to help return our country to democratic rule, and to the open economy that existed prior to independence in 1966.The US and U.K. were responsible for installing the PNC into office in 1964, and propping up the Burnham dictatorship to keep the pro-Soviet PPP out. After the Cold War ended in 1990, with PPP no longer a major concern to the West, and as we appealed to Washington to help liberalize and liberate our former homeland, the US demanded economic and political reforms in Guyana.Desmond Hoyte caved in to the demand by Washington for the (Jimmy) Carter Center to observe the election. The Carter Center itself was lobbied by us in the US to observe the elections. A relatively fair election was held under international supervision in October 1992, resulting in the defeat of Hoyte.Democratic governance and free and fair election would not have been possible without the US intervention, which came about largely through that very important and direct role played by the diaspora in the US. The diaspora in the UK, Canada, Trinidad, and other countries also lent a helping hand to liberate their former homeland.The PPP was returned to office, but the role of the diaspora in the restoration of democracy was never really acknowledged or fully appreciated.The relationship between the post-Jagan governments and supporters abroad eventually turned sour. However, although the former freedom fighters are disillusioned with the rule of the coalition, they are not very enthused about returning to the PPP. The NY diaspora bitterly complains about a few individuals in their midst who alienate supporters in the Big Apple.There is a hands-off approach on calls to help secure a free and fair election in 2020. The diaspora has, over the years, been treated too badly by the political forces in Guyana, and they don’t want to be burnt again.The proverb “Once bitten twice shy” is apt here. The political parties and their leaders would have to provide a lot of guarantees before the diaspora re-joins any campaign to secure a free and fair election, or for any party to be victorious in their former homeland.Yours truly,Vishnu Bisramlast_img read more

January 12, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThere was no immediate word from United about whether Rooney was injured, with Sir Alex Ferguson likely to offer an update during this his pre-match press conference later on Monday.Also absent was Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans.Defender Chris Smalling and striker Danny Welbeck, who both missed the weekend trip to south Wales because of injury, trained in a small group away from the main session, although previously Ferguson had indicated Smalling might be fit for Tuesday’s game.Meanwhile, Inter Milan’s flight to Turkey on Sunday was held up after Argentine forward Mauro Zarate forgot his passport and had to return to the club’s training ground to get it.It wasn’t the first time Inter have faced unexpected obstacles when coming up against the Turkish club.When the two sides met in their opening Group B match at the San Siro in September, minnows Trabzonspor stunned their illustrious hosts by snatching a shock 1-0 victory.It was the beginning of the end for then Inter coach Gian Piero Gasperini, who lasted only two more matches before being fired.But as the two sides prepare to meet here on Tuesday, Inter are safe in the knowledge that a point will be enough to see them into the knock-out stages with a game to spare while a victory would assure top spot in the group.It has been a remarkable turnaround for Inter having lost what on paper appeared to be their easiest game in the group, at home to the rank outsiders.But now they are focussed on claiming first place and hence probably avoiding potentially tough second round clashes against the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.What’s more, having had a disastrous start to their scudetto campaign, they are still down in 16th after 10 games, and centre-back Andrea Ranocchia says they really need to get qualification for the second round out of the way so they can concentrate on climbing up the Serie A table.“We want three points for the last 16 which is an important step we need to take,” he said.“We need to put this question to bed so we can think about the league.”Inter arrive in Turkey without playmaker Wesley Sneijder who has a thigh strain and will be out for around three weeks.He pulled up with the problem during the warm-up for Saturday’s 2-1 win over Cagliari but his replacement Coutinho scored the winner.Coutinho arrived last season with a big reputation as the next big thing to come out of Brazil but having been thrust straight into the first team due to injuries, he struggled for form and lost his way, also getting injured himself.But after his positive impact against the Sardinians, he may be given the creative trequartista role again behind the front two.Inter are also boosted by the return of defenders Lucio and Yuto Nagatomo after missing out at the weekend.Trabzonspor didn’t start their league campaign well but are now back amongst the front-runners and challenging Fenerbahce for the championship, as they did last season.They are four points behind Inter in the group and level with CSKA Moscow but must claim more points than the Russians in their final two games if they are to progress as they have an inferior head-to-head record, although Lille are not yet out of it either.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, November 21 – Wayne Rooney missed training for Manchester United on Monday raising doubts over his fitness for Tuesday’s Champions League game against Benfica at Old Trafford.The England striker played in the 1-0 Premier League win at Swansea on Saturday and there were no signs that he was injured, but he was not present when training got underway.last_img read more

January 12, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, May 10- Isaiah Kiplagat’s extended tenure at the helm of Athletics Kenya (AK) is set to continue beyond the May 14 national elections at a Nairobi hotel since he is unopposed for the top seat.Kiplagat who has been at the helm of the federation since 1992 is the only incumbent National Executive Committee (NEC) member who has been given a clean run for office following the conclusion of the April 30 and May 3 County and Regional elections. “Nobody came up to run for this position by the close of the nominations on May 8 so it means everyone is confident on his leadership,” AK general secretary, David Okeyo, told Capital Sport when he released the line-up on Friday.Kiplagat, a former herds boy who rose to be a prisons officer recalled the time when he took over the reins of the federation.“Back then we neither had offices, money nor equipment to operate the association activities yet we had already gained recognition across the globe and quick action needed to be taken urgently,” the IAAF Council Member born in Nandi to a humble background and was forced by his mother to go to school said in an earlier interview with Capital Sport.Under his watch, AK has secured prime property in Nairobi including the space adjacent to Nyayo National Stadium and plans are underway to construct a hostel to be used to accommodate athletes as well as private guests.Okeyo, whose post has been abolished under the new federation constitution, has thrown his hat in the ring for one of the four vice-chairmen post where he is due to face sitting deputies, Lt Gen (Rtd) Jack Tuwei and Paul Mutwii.“I can tell you that I can only give this federation I have served as a volunteer only four more years before I consider my options. After that, I will be pleased to be engaged as a consultant,” Okeyo told Capital Sport.Those positions have also attracted Kenya Police AK chief, Jonathan Koskei and incumbent Committee Member and renowned coach, Dan Muchoki.The vice-chairperson’s post reserved for women has attracted four contestants with sitting Women’s Representative, Mary Chege facing off with Coast’s Fatuma Awale, former Nairobi AK chair, Sarah Kiwanuka and Rose Muturi of Kenya Prisons.Having been in charge of the federation coffers since 1996, Joseph Kinyua, who clinched the AK Eastern Region chairmanship unopposed, has his Central counterpart, David Miano to contend with in the race for the Honorary Treasurer’s seat.Kinyua’s assistant, Dimi Kisaru, who captured the Coast Region’s AK chairmanship will be challenged by the man he dethroned from the position, Western Region boss, Frank Afundi and AK Eastern pair, Celesetino Githumbu and Moses Ndambi.Nyanza South Region chairman, Peter Angwenyi, a two-term Public Relations Officer at the federation faces a stiff battle to retain his seat since he has to prevail over AK administration Police chief, Samson Katam and newly elected Kisii region chair, Evans Bosire.Angwenyi’s position is the most precarious amongst the current sitting NEC members following the close of nomination for those interested in running for national office on Monday at 4pm.The crowded field in the NEC elections relate to the Committee Members seats where ten candidates are vying for four available positions.NEC NOMINEESIsaiah Kiplagat- Incumbent UnopposedVice-chairpersons– David Okeyo- AK Secretary General– Lt Gen (Rtd) Jack Tuwei- Incumbent– Jonathan Kosgey- AK Kenya Police– Paul Mutwii- Incumbent– Danson Muchoki- AK Council MemberWomen Vice-Chairperson– Mary Chege- AK Co-o– Fatuma Awale- AK Coast– Sarah Kiwanuka- Former AK Nairobi Chairperson– Rose Muturi- AK Kenya PrisonsTreasurer– Joseph Kinyua- Incumbent– David Miano- AK Central ChairmanAsst Treasurer– Dimi Kisaru- Incumbent– Francis Afundi- AK Chair Western– Celesetino Githumbu- AK Eastern– Moses Ndambi- AK EasternPRO– Peter Angwenyi- Incumbent– Evans Bosire- AK Kisii County Chairman– Samson Katam- AK Administration PoliceMembers– Banjamin Njoga- Incumbent and 12 other challengers. Eight women vying for slot reserved for themAthletes Representatives-Runners to elect one among them who will join the NEC.– Sydney Olympics gold winner, Noah Ngeny is the incumbent0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

January 11, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgTaken on by Association for Mineral Exploration B.C., the Mining Association of B.C., Aggregate Producers Association of B.C. and their industry partners, it will also focus on youth, women, Aboriginal people and immigrants. Over the past few months, proposals for several new mines have been announced, including one near Hudson’s Hope, potentially adding 10,000 direct jobs to the already established 14,000 mining jobs in the province. Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, says, “This project will help to ensure we have the skilled workers that will be needed to fill the jobs created by retirements and the continuing expansion of the mining sector in British Columbia.”- Advertisement – Providing a foundation of skills training to meet labour market demands was part of Premier Christy Clark’s Jobs Plan unveiled earlier this fall.last_img read more

January 10, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgOTTAWA, ONT – Health Canada has issued a recall on several children’s strawberry-flavoured acetaminophen syrups because of defective child-resistant safety caps on the bottlesISSUE from Health Canada – Laboratoire Riva Inc. and Laboratoires Trianon Inc. are voluntarily recalling several over-the-counter children’s strawberry-flavoured acetaminophen syrups labelled as Biomedic, Option+, or Laboratoires Trianon Inc. The products, which are used for pain and fever relief, are being recalled because the child-resistant safety cap may be defective.A defective cap could allow a child to accidentally ingest the product, which would pose a significant health concern. Accidental ingestion can result in acetaminophen overdose and serious health consequences, including liver damage in extreme cases. Early signs of overdose include nausea, vomiting, lethargy and sweating. Liver damage may result in liver failure or death. Abdominal pain may be the first sign of liver damage and may not be apparent for 24 to 48 hours.- Advertisement -This issue is related to product packaging and not the safety or effectiveness of the drug in the bottles. The products were distributed at major pharmacies across Canada.For more information regarding this recall READ MORE HERElast_img read more

December 29, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgDonegal Teenagers Keelin Mulhearn, Anita Robinson, Ciara Crawford, Katie Hoad and Paddy Gillespie.Five Donegal teenagers have graduated from a programme designed to inspire them to become great leaders.Keelin Mulhearn and Paddy Gillespie from Ballyshannon, Anita Robinson from Glenfin, Ciara Crawford from Frosses and Katie Hoad from Inver were joined by more than 300 other young people from across Ireland and around the world during a recent graduation ceremony to mark the end of the 5th annual Foróige Albert Schweitzer Leadership for Life International Youth Conference.The leadership programme and annual conference is run by Foróige in partnership with ICCUSA, the Irish Chamber of Commerce – United States of America. The programme is open to teenagers in every country and the conference was attended by young delegates from the USA, Palestine, South Korea, Northern Ireland, India, Nigeria and Kenya.As part of the week-long conference, inspirational lectures were given by Olympic boxing silver medallist Kenneth Egan as well as the Irish head of internet giant PayPal Louise Phelan.The programme also includes workshops on team building, critical thinking and communication skills and peer discussions on matters of global importance.Hollywood star Matt McCoy acts as the ongoing ambassador to the leadership programme and mentored the young delegates during the conference. Matt McCoy has most recently featured in some of the USA’s biggest shows The Mentalist and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, though he is probably best known for starring in two ‘Police Academy’ films, ‘L.A. Confidential’ and ‘The Hand that Rocks the Cradle’. Speaking at the launch, Matt said:“This is the fifth year I’ve been back in Ireland for the conference and I must admit, this has been the best yet. The young people attending have gained skills to become true leaders of their own lives, of their communities, of businesses, of causes and of countries.“They have the drive and passion to make the world around them a better place. It really is inspirational and I’m delighted to be in the front row witnessing the first steps in the journey of our next generation of world leaders.”Foróige Chief Executive Seán Campbell said: “Now more than ever, we need to help young people cultivate the skills and qualities they need to become great leaders.“Young people who take part in the conference look at themselves differently, they see that they have the power to stand up and be counted as citizens of the world. Not only that, they see that they have the capability and the talents to make the world around them a better one, not just for themselves but for generations to come. It’s a hugely positive experience and one that Foróige is extremely proud of.” The young people must complete three modules in order to fully graduate from the programme. At the end of the conference, the 300 delegates received certificates for completing various stages of the programme.The conference comes after the recent publication of an independent study into the Foróige Albert Schweitzer Leadership for Life Programme which found that teenagers who actively engage in leadership training manifest key skills including social skills, self-control, confidence, assertiveness and a sense of achievement.The study, conducted by Dr. Sue Redmond at NUI Galway and overseen by Professor Mark Brennan from Penn State University, USA, was conducted over an 18 month period amongst 400 young people who participated in the Foróige Albert Schweitzer Leadership for Life Progamme.The study also found that an increase in female representation in leadership roles throughout society, including business, politics and public service, is needed. FIVE DONEGAL TEENS AWARDED FOROIGE LEADERSHIP CERTS AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE was last modified: August 18th, 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:awardsdonegalforoigelast_img read more

December 29, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgStoke midfielder Glenn Whelan has penned a one-year contract extension, the Premier League club have announced.The 32-year-old Republic of Ireland international, whose new deal runs until the summer of 2018, has made over 300 appearances for the Potters since moving from Sheffield Wednesday for £500,000 in 2008.He was a key part of Mark Hughes’ side last season, appearing in 42 games in all competitions and missing just one league match.“Glenn has been one of the mainstays of our side since his arrival and few players can have provided such value for money in the history of the Premier League,” chief executive Tony Scholes told the club’s official website.“He remains a key figure in Mark Hughes’ squad and we are delighted he has decided to extend his stay at the bet365 Stadium.” Glenn Whelan of Stoke 1last_img read more

December 27, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img“Because look how many people get sick before you can even know it,” Foreman said. The Food and Drug Administration has repeatedly told the entire industry to get the problem under control, but the FDA does not have inspection or safety programs for produce like the Agriculture Department has for meat and poultry. While the food system is vastly centralized, “what we don’t have is a centralized agency that’s really in charge of ensuring that the products are safe,” said Caroline Smith DeWaal, director of food safety for the Center for Science in the Public Interest. An E. coli outbreak in 1993 was a painful demonstration of weakness in the highly centralized beef supply chain. Hundreds of people got sick and four children died after eating undercooked hamburgers from Jack in the Box restaurants. The outbreak prompted the Agriculture Department to tighten safety standards and expand government testing. And in 1996, it replaced its old visual inspection with one that requires a scientific look at vulnerable places in the production chain and constant monitoring of those points. Today, illnesses from E. coli are down 29 percent from when the government tracking system began a decade ago, although illness rates inched up from 2004 to 2005. “It took a few years, but I think we have a really good handle on how to control this organism,” said Randy Huffman, vice president of science for the American Meat Institute, an industry group. The company at the center of the spinach crisis, Natural Selection Foods, has begun sampling every lot of greens and holding shipments until test results come back. “Even if we nail this particular problem down to a certain point, I think it’s really important to have that firewall in place, so no matter where it might come from, we feel like we can catch it,” company spokeswoman Samantha Cabaluna said. With beef, an important step was figuring out just how contamination happened in the first place. Government scientists discovered the primary source entered the slaughterhouse on the hides of cattle, and that it could transfer directly to the surface of the meat.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The recent outbreak of E. coli in spinach from California exposed a weakness in the nation’s food chain: A system that quickly delivers meat, fruits and vegetables to consumers just as easily can spread potentially deadly bacteria. Like most food, spinach travels from the field to a central facility where it mixes with spinach from other fields. If any is tainted, the threat to people is amplified as leaves are washed, dried, bagged and shipped throughout the country. Within days of the first reported E. coli-related case on Aug. 30, illness from the tainted California spinach had spread to two dozen states. Nearly 200 people were sickened – one-third of them in the first 72 hours. Two elderly women and a 2-year-old boy died. “When you open a bag of spinach, do you wonder how many different plants are in there, and how many different fields it came from?” said Robert Tauxe, chief of foodborne diseases at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips“If something went wrong on any one of those fields … one rotten apple spoils the whole barrel,” Tauxe said. It was the 20th time lettuce or spinach has been blamed for an outbreak of illness since 1995. On Sunday, green leaf lettuce from the same growing area, California’s Salinas Valley, was recalled in more than half a dozen states after Nunes Co. Inc. discovered possible E. coli contamination of irrigation water. The bacteria hasn’t been found in the company’s Foxy brand lettuce. No illnesses have been reported. Food safety advocates are calling for stringent regulations, and they say a single agency should be in charge of making sure all food is safe. “If you raise spinach in the Salinas Valley and it’s in 40 states in a few days, you can’t have a system that says we won’t do anything until somebody gets sick,” said Carol Tucker Foreman, director of food policy for Consumer Federation and a former USDA official. last_img read more

December 26, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgKilcar booked a place in the Donegal SFC semi-finals thanks to a nine-point win over Killybegs.Kilcar saw off their derby rivals 2-14 to 0-11 in Ballybofey.Barry Doherty’s men went almost 20 minutes in the second half without a score, but goals in the first-half by Andrew McClean and Patrick McBrearty (pictured) made sure they never seemed in danger. See the full-time highlights from RTÉ below …That’s a wrap in Ballybofey in tonight’s Donegal SFC Quarter-Final.It finishes Kilcar 2-14 Killybegs 0-11.Kilcar will proceed to the semi-final stages! Advertisement Check out the full-time highlights here on #GAANOW pic.twitter.com/ExW3c7C8va— The GAA (@officialgaa) September 28, 2019 Watch: See the full-time highlights as Kilcar overcome Killybegs was last modified: September 28th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 Donegal SFCAndrew McCleanHugh McFaddenkilcarKillybegspatrick mcbreartylast_img read more