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  • Glorious Defeat’

    first_imgThey came from all over the country in their numbers. And by the time Tunisian referee Youssef Essuayri got the game going at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS), it was evident that the national soccer team, the Lone Star, was set to make history.Liberians had anticipated victory for the Lone Star, but they were aware that Liberia’s soccer history with Ivory Coast (La Cote d’Ivoire) heavily favored the Ivoirians.In their previous 11 encounters, the Ivoirians won eight, and drew the remaining three. Therefore, last Friday’s World Cup Russia first leg psychologically favored the Ivoirians, making Liberia the underdogs.However, the performance and the result of the game indicated that Liberia had come of age.“In the past, the Ivoirians could have scored three to four goals against Liberia,” said a long time follower of games between the two countries. “And so for Liberia to stand up against the highly touted Ivoirian Elephants, and forcing them to resort to delay tactics, especially goalkeeper G. Gbohoro, which earned him a yellow card, meant that the Ivoirians met a strong challenge this time.”“It was on that strength that Liberians cheered for Lone Star players after the match. We were impressed with the level of commitment demonstrated by the players, and we are convinced that Tuesday’s game in Ivory Coast could make a big difference.”But can the strong challenge be replicated for the second leg tomorrow (Nov. 17) in Bouake, central Ivory Coast? Will the Guinea Bissau ‘executioner,’ William Jebor, receive enough support to let him repeat the miracle in Bouake?With a narrow 1-0 win, the Ivoirians, playing in their backyard, might resort to what they did in the first leg—distributing the ball. But can Lone Star begin tomorrow’s game with the manner in which they played the second half of the first leg? Working on the principle that: “He who is down fears no fall,” should encourage the national team to take Bouake by storm tomorrow.It is without argument that striker Anthony Laffor would be policed in tomorrow’s match, since he was the Ivoirians’ tormentor-in-chief on Friday’s game.Another fan said, “We hope Laffor could get assistance in the second leg tomorrow so that his efforts will not be in vain like the first leg when his crosses could not be utilized for the desired results.”Laffor, who was adjudged by sports journalists as the “Man of the Match,” played a leading role, but his crosses could not connect to William Jebor, who was impatiently ready for an opportunity to strike.The overall performance of the national team was nothing but impressive, and it was no accident that the majority of the 15,000 fans had nothing but good wishes for the national team in tomorrow’s encounter to determine their chances for the 2018 World Cup Russia.The following are other results around Africa:Mozambique 1-0 Gabon; Sudan 0-1 Zambia; Burundi 2-3 DR Congo; Namibia 0-1 Guinea; Benin 2-1 Burkina Faso; Togo 0-1 Uganda; Morocco 2-0 Equatorial Guinea; Madagascar 2-2 Senegal; Comoros 0-0 Ghana; Kenya 1-0 Cape Verde; Libya 1-0 Rwanda; Angola 1-3 South Africa; Niger 0-3 Cameroon; Mauritania 1-2 Tunisia; Swaziland 0-0 Nigeria; Ethiopia 3-4 Congo; Tanzania 2-2 Algeria; Chad 1-0 Egypt; Botswana 2-1 Mali.Second Leg result:Gabon 1-0 Mozambique (Gabon advance 1-1 on aggregate, 4-3 on penalties after extra time)Lone Star line-up for the second leg:Tommy Songo; Solomon Grimes; Adolphus Marshall; Teah Dennis; Dirkir Glay; Patrick Gerhardt/Tonia Disdell; Sam Johnson; Patrick Wleh/Alseny Keita; William Jebor; Zah Krangar, and; Anthony Laffor.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Passenger collapses, dies while boarding plane at CJIA

    first_imgA male passenger, a citizen of the British Virgin Islands, on Sunday morning collapsed and died while boarding an outgoing American Airlines flight to Miami at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).Dead: Kodzo EkpeDead is Kodzo Ekpe. Guyana Times understands that Ekpe, who was a professor at the St Croix Educational Complex, and former Principal of Montserrat SDA School, was on vacation in Guyana with his wife to celebrate his mother-in-law’s 80th birthday and their family’s reunion.This newspaper was told that attempts were made to revive him and he was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Based on reports from the Public Health Ministry, reports received from the Port Health Officer revealed that best efforts were made by the licensed health care provider on duty to save the passenger’s life.This newspaper was told that just before he collapsed, Ekpe complained to his wife about feeling unwell on his way to the boarding gate before deciding to utilise his self-care nebuliser, since he was asthmatic. He, however, collapsed and the Port Health Officer was alerted.By that time, another passenger had already begun to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on the unresponsive passenger.An investigation has been launched.last_img read more

  • Stabroek, Bourda Markets identified as ‘criminal hotspots’ – Chief Constable

    first_img…suspected to be gang relatedCriminal activities have increased in the city, and the City Constabulary has named two of Georgetown’s prominent markets as popular criminal hotspots where consumers are attacked and robbed on a daily basis. These offences are suspected to be gang-related.Chief Constable Andrew Foo on Friday said the Stabroek and Bourda markets have been on the radar for quite a while now on the basis of the increase in criminal activities in those areas.“Those are two areas that have been identified in terms of criminal hotspots. The Stabroek section: on the weekends, you find a number of criminal activities that are taking place primarily on the bus parks in front of the Stabroek Market. Likewise, at the Bourda Market area, we have activities occurring primarily by night and in the wee hours of the morning around two or three ‘o’ clock,” he stated.Foo explained that at the Stabroek Market, since it is a transportation hub, persons entering and leaving public transportation are the main targets. With respect to Bourda Market, most of the incidents occur among vendors and shoppers in the rush hours, when sales are at peak.The Stabroek Market Clock“What we’ve found at the Stabroek and Bourda areas, most of these activities are gang-related. We’ve had information that some persons who are seasoned — old in terms of criminal elements — they are the ones who are orchestrating these robberies. They have the younger persons who are working with them; and likewise, you have persons operating on motorcycles, so they operate in pairs, so it is more gang-related,” Foo disclosed.In some cases, the Chief Constable revealed, students are participating in these offences. To tackle this issue, there have been collaborations between the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and the Constabulary to provide a 24h patrol.“Like the Guyana Police Force (GPF), we (the Constabulary) would’ve been working very quietly to keep a limb on these activities. What we would’ve done, being quite aware that our numbers are a bit limited, we would’ve had a joint arrangement with the Guyana Police Force; and we’ve since launched a joint patrol,” Foo explained.Of all the criminal activities reported, the Chief Constable revealed, simple larceny and robbery are the common widespread offences.“In keeping with those areas in the reports that we’ve been getting of larceny and robberies being committed, we’ve made an effort in terms of resources allocated to those areas. Therefore, our focus is in those two in terms of areas to ensure that the members of the public and shoppers are kept safe,” he said.Foo emphasised the fact that the City Constabulary has a responsibility to regulate the vending activities within the city, and as such, works have also been done in that area.“Outside of that, we have a responsibility (to regulate) vending activities within the city. Whilst we are aware that there is a soft approach in terms of vending, there is a need at times for activities of vendors to be regulated, and the Constabulary continues to work in that area. The Constabulary has a responsibility in terms of the enforcement of the city government bylaws as well as other laws within the city limits, as well as in terms of providing support to the other departments.”last_img read more

  • Milan clubs unveil rival projects for new San Siro stadium

    first_img“Italian football needs to face the fact that for the past 20 years it has been moving back and not forwards,” AC Milan chief executive Ivan Gazidis said at the unveiling.“We talk about the pride and heritage of San Siro and believe me, it’s an icon for me.“But all around the world the best leagues, the best clubs are built on solid foundations and the best thing is a world class stadium.”Both clubs are former European giants with AC Milan having won the Champions League seven times and Inter were the last Italian team to win the European title, when they lifted the trophy for the third time in 2010.Neither have lifted the Serie A title since AC Milan triumphed in 2011.City authorities are divided on the project, with Milan Mayor Guiseppe Sala insisting he wants to renovate the existing stadium so that it could celebrate its centenary in 2026 by hosting the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics that year.Nevertheless the two Milan clubs have gone ahead and shortlisted two projects — ‘The Cathedral’ by US architecture group ‘Populous’ and ‘Rings of Milan’ by Italo-American firm Manica-Cmr Sportium.Architect David Manica said his firm’s interlocked ‘Rings’ project symbolised the story of how the two clubs, forever in opposition, and now united in the project for a new stadium.The Manica project would include 10 hectares of gardens around the new district, with the pitch of the old San Siro stadium conserved as part of a large piazza for festivals.Populous’s monumental glass facade ‘Cathedral’ project draws inspiration from two of Milan’s most iconic buildings — the Duomo and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele — and would be surrounded by 22 acres of green space.“We’ve seen the power of sports stadium to regenerate an area like in London,” said Populous’s Cristopher Lee, who said his firm had designed 1,300 stadiums worldwide including the London Olympic stadium, and new Arsenal and Tottenham grounds in London.Lee said that spectators would be just 10 metres from the pitch which would generate “an incredible atmosphere and wall of people”.Both projects are eco-friendly and play on the changing colours on match nights — blue when Inter Milan play and red for AC Milan.The new stadium would be no higher than 30 metres, less than half the 68 metres of the current San Siro.– October 10 deadline –The plans will now be presented to the municipality who will give its response by October 10 on whether to renovate or go ahead with the project to rebuild.The clubs calculate that to renovate would cost around 510 million euro, against 650 million for a new stadium.“The San Siro is no longer suitable for two large clubs who want to play a world class role, full stop,” said AC Milan chief executive Paolo Scaroni.“We love the San Siro very much but it is high time for a change. It’s a sort of desert in the middle of nowhere.“We have to build something new and a neighbourhood that can be used 365 days a year and not only on match days.”Alessandro Antonello, chief executive of Chinese-owned Inter Milan, said the project would take 36 months from approval to delivery — “in good time to be ready for Olympics.”0Shares0000(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The San Siro is home to AC Milan and Inter Milan who have won ten Champions League titles between them © AFP / Miguel MEDINAMILAN, Italy, Sep 26 – An oval stadium with interlocked rings or a ‘cathedral’ to football inspired by Milan’s Duomo, the two short-listed projects for a new 1.2 billion euro ($1.34 billion) San Siro Stadium were officially unveiled by the city’s two rival clubs on Thursday.AC Milan and Inter Milan — who share the iconic stadium to the west of the city — want to knock down the San Siro and build a new 60,000-capacity home adjacent to the old stadium which makes way for an area “dedicated to sports, entertainment, and shopping”.last_img read more

  • Health care shabby for all

    first_img Blacks and Hispanics as a group each got 58 percent of the best care, compared with 54 percent for whites. Those with annual household income over $50,000 got 57 percent, 4 points more than people from households with income of less than $15,000. Patients without insurance got 54 percent of recommended steps, just 1 point less than those with managed care. As to gender, women came out slightly ahead with 57 percent, compared with 52 percent for men. Young adults did slightly better than the elderly. There were narrow snapshots of inequality: An insured white woman, for example, got 57 percent of the best standard of care, while an uninsured black man got just 51 percent. “Though we are improving, disparities in health care still exist,” said Dr. Garth Graham, director of the U.S. Office of Minority Health. Graham, who is black, pointed to other data showing enduring inequality in care, including a large federal study last year. He also said minorities go without treatment more often than whites, and such people were missed entirely in the survey. Some experts took heart in the relative equality within the survey. “The study did find some reassuring things,” said Dr. Tim Carey, who runs a health service research center at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. But all health experts interviewed fretted about the uniformly low standard. “Regardless of who you are or what group you’re in, there is a significant gap between the care you deserve and the care you receive,” said Dr. Reed Tuckson, who is black and a vice president of United HealthGroup, which runs health plans and sells medical data. Health experts blame the generally poor care on an overburdened, fragmented system that fails to keep close track of patients with an increasing number of multiple conditions. Quality specialists said improvements can come with more public reporting of performance, more uniform training, more computerized checks and more coordination by patients themselves. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BOSTON – Startling research from the biggest study ever of U.S. health care quality suggests that Americans – rich, poor, black, white – get roughly equal treatment, but it’s woefully mediocre for all. “This study shows that health care has equal-opportunity defects,” said Dr. Donald Berwick, who runs the nonprofit Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, Mass. The survey of nearly 7,000 patients, reported in today’s New England Journal of Medicine, considered only urban-area dwellers who sought treatment, but it still challenged some stereotypes: The blacks and Hispanics actually got slightly better medical treatment than whites. While the California-based researchers acknowledged separate evidence that minorities fare worse in certain areas of expensive care and suffer more from some conditions than whites, their study found that once in treatment, minorities’ overall care appears similar to that of whites. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 “It doesn’t matter who you are. It doesn’t matter whether you’re rich or poor, white or black, insured or uninsured,” said chief author Dr. Steven Asch at the Rand Health research institute in Santa Monica. “We all get equally mediocre care.” The researchers, who included U.S. Veterans Affairs personnel, first published their findings for the general population in June 2003. They reported the breakdown by income, racial and other groupings on Thursday. They examined medical records and phone interviews from 6,712 patients, picked at random, who visited a medical office within a two-year period in 12 metropolitan areas from Boston to Miami to Seattle. The group was not nationally representative but does convey a broad picture of the country’s health care. The survey examined whether people got the highest standard of treatment for 439 measures ranging across common chronic and acute conditions and disease prevention. It looked at whether they got the right tests, drugs and treatments. Overall, patients received only 55 percent of recommended steps for top-quality care – and no group did much better or worse than that. last_img read more

  • GAA: NÓTAÍ GHAOTH DOBHAIR

    first_imgBhí craobh na condae ar siúl ag an deireadh seachtaine agus bhí Gaoth Dobhair ag imirt in éadan Naomh Mícheal. Chaill an fhoireann sinsear leis an scór Gaoth Dobhair 1-10, Naomh Mícheal 1-14 agus chaill an fhoireann tacaíochta leis an scór Gaoth Dobhair 0-09, Naomh Mícheal 2-08. Droch lá amach agus amach ach bhí foireann Naomh Mícheal níos fearr agus ádh mór le Naomh Mícheal anois in éadan Gleann Fhinne.Beidh Josephine agus Eamon ag ghlacadh ainmneacha anois fá choinne ticéid don chluiche leath cheannais. Tá go dtí an 1 a chlog ar an 16ú Lúnasa agaibh le ticéid a ordú. Na uimhreacha nó 0863613293 agus 0876702959. Má ordaíonn tú ticéid caithfidh tú íoc as, ní thig é a chur ar ceall.Bord na nÓg Faoi 16
Chríochnaigh Gaoth Dobhair agus Naomh Bríd ar chomh scór 2-11 go 2-11 tar éis am breise sa cluiche eath ceannais den craobh oíche Luain sna Gleanntaí.GAA: NÓTAÍ GHAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: August 9th, 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) Tags:GAA: NÓTAÍ GHAOTH DOBHAIRlast_img read more

  • GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS GAA CLUB TO HOST 5K FUN RUN THIS FRIDAY

    first_imgRed Hughs Club News: U16 Girls Gaelic training is on every Monday & Friday from 7:30 – 8:30pm. Training is €2 per week. Can everyone please make it out to training as the 1st game should be taking place on 1st week of August. Spread the wordRed Hugh’s 5KRed Hugh’s 5K run and walk is on Friday the 22nd of July at 7:30pm. Registration – Adults  €7, Children €3 & Families €20. This is a not the back of the wall route but the “faster glen route”.Red Hugh’s Cul Camps Will run from the 2nd to 6th of August. County Coaching officer (Mick Murphy) has stressed that the CUL CAMPS are strictly over 7’s but will allow. 6 year olds attend with a signed consent form from parents. Consent forms will be made available in the next week. Book online on https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/ or Application forms are available from Maura McCrudden and can be picked up on Saturday mornings. You can also register on the first day of camp.Underage Strictly Come DancingThe Red Hugh’s strictly come dancing is now fixed for Friday the 21st of October. This should be a great evenings entertainment. Anyone interested in taking part contact Liam Doherty, Alice Doherty and Diane GallagherGAA NEWS: RED HUGHS GAA CLUB TO HOST 5K FUN RUN THIS FRIDAY was last modified: July 19th, 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:GAARED HUGHS.Sportlast_img read more

  • Inspirational priest completes walk from Letterkenny to Cork for MND

    first_imgA Dublin priest received a hero’s welcome in Cork this week after finishing a 550KM walk for motor neuron disease. Fr Tony Coote started a nationwide movement this summer when he launched a fundraising journey for MND awareness. The unstoppable priest’s ‘Walk While You Can’ campaign has raised hundreds of thousands of euro in support of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.Fr Coote set out to spread a message of hope after being diagnosed with MND in March 2018. He began in Letterkenny on July 10th and travelled the length of Ireland with his supporters on an amazing journey that touched many hearts. FR. Tony Coote beginning his Walk While You Can Fundraiser from Letterkenny to Ballydehob for support, research and care of Motor Neuron Disease. Photo Clive WassonThere were huge celebrations in Ballydehob in Cork on Monday when the 27-day trip came to an end. Now, the final push is on to reach Fr Coote’s €250,000 target.Fr Tony Coote said: “Since I was diagnosed I realised the only medication is 24 years old and that the Motor Neurone Disease Association can only provide three nurses for the whole country with just over 400 people living with this illness. Their salaries are paid for by church gate collections.”Rather than complaining about these facts, Fr Tony used his time and his voice to do something about it. And he has done just that by reaching so many towns and communities on this journey.If you wish to support the fund, visit: http://wwyc.ie/ Inspirational priest completes walk from Letterkenny to Cork for MND was last modified: August 9th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:fr tony cootemotor neuron diseasewalk while you canlast_img read more

  • Family’s battle to help brave Niall over cancer battle

    first_imgA campaign to provide accommodation for a Donegal family whose 16-year-old son has just been diagnosed with cancer is bringing the entire community together.On November 16th last Niall Gallagher went to his GP feeling unwell. Niall had been feeling very tired and low in energy which was highly unusual for him.He then presented with some swelling on some of his organs. His doctor referred him to Letterkenny University Hospital immediately. He spent the night there in the haematology ward before being rushed to St. James’ Hospital in Dublin on Sunday 17th November. He was diagnosed early on Monday morning with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and will be a patient on the Denis Burkitt ward for the foreseeable. Niall and his family are now facing one of the hardest journeys of their lives.Niall is a talented football player from Malin Head. He is a sociable, smart and gentle teenager with plenty of opportunities ahead of him.See https://www.gofundme.com/f/niall039s-leukemia-treatment?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&fbclid=IwAR0bxzDOWq81ow5v5ISSw5iYzGGWvOu0n9O15Gwn92xAMWvusA433D7iRkYHe has commenced a 3-year programme including chemotherapy for ALL. So far, he is beginning his third week of chemotherapy, steroids and other medications as well as several lumbar punctures. Niall will remain in St. James’ for up to 6 months initially. His progression will then tell the story of what will come next. Since Niall is 16 years of age he is treated as an adult and is unable to avail of services such as The Ronald McDonald House for his families’ accommodation.It is truly devastating what Niall is going through this right now and asking for financial assistance is not easy. Niall’s family have now secured rented accommodation close to the hospital and will move in there on the 8th December.Unfortunately, the financial burden of this is incredible. All monies raised will help towards the rent and the long term costs of Niall’s journey to and from Dublin over the next few years. What we’re hoping to raise is just a drop in the ocean but we’re hoping to give Niall and his families some support and show them that we care.So far in excess of a staggering €20,000 has been raised but his family will need every cent of that money and more.Niall continues to amaze us every day with his positivity and at how well he is coping through this unexpected journey in his life. He is the strongest, bravest young man that we know and with all that he is going through he still has a smile and a great sense of humour. We know that with his strength, bravery, his determination and a lot of support he will come out the other side and beat this horrible disease. How can you help?1. Prayers and positivity – we ask that you join us in praying for Niall’s recovery and send him strength and positivity throughout his journey.2. Please donate – Niall and his families would be grateful for any donations big or small. For those unable to donate through the page and wish to do so they can contact a family member or friend.3. Share the link and story with your connections on your social media platforms. On behalf of Niall and his families, we thank you for your prayers, your help, your generosity and your support.Once again here is the link https://www.gofundme.com/f/niall039s-leukemia-treatment?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&fbclid=IwAR0bxzDOWq81ow5v5ISSw5iYzGGWvOu0n9O15Gwn92xAMWvusA433D7iRkYFamily’s battle to help brave Niall over cancer battle was last modified: December 7th, 2019 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:BattlecancerGo Fund MeNIall Gallagherlast_img read more

  • Should the Raiders trade back from No. 4 in the draft?

    first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.ALAMEDA — Mike Mayock kept his declarations as vague as possible during his pre-draft press conference, but there was one tidbit he revealed with candor.“You just heard me say how much I love (picks) 20 to 60. I’d love to get a couple more picks in there,” Mayock said. “I just think we have a lot of holes that need to be filled. I think that’s a really good place to go fishing.”The Raiders own a league-high four picks in …last_img