first_imgMAN CITY (4-2-3-1)HART, SAGNA, KOMPANY, MANGALA, KOLAROV, NAVAS, FERNANDINHO, TOURE, STERLING, SILVA, AGUEROWATFORD (4-2-3-1)DEENEY, JURADO, IGHALO, ANYA,BEHRAMI, CAPOUE,HOLEBAS, CATHCART, PRODL, NYOM, GOMESManchester City are bidding to set a new club record 10th win in a row against Watford after securing a third straight victory of the season at Everton last Sunday.That was the club’s ninth successive three points following on from their six wins at the end of last season, equalling a record of top-flight wins set in 1912.City last lost on April 12, at Manchester United, and were last beaten at the Etihad Stadium on January 18, by Arsenal.Watford, by contrast, are also unbeaten but are the only team in the Premier League to have drawn all three games. In Sunday’s goalless draw with Southampton, they failed to have a shot on target, with 13 attempts either blocked or off target.They have visited Manchester City just six times previously in the league, drawing one and winning two, most recently in April 1987. In their only previous Premier League visit, in December 2006, they drew 0-0.Since then, Watford have returned twice in the FA Cup, losing both and conceding seven goals.City will miss Pablo Zabaleta for up to a month with a serious knee injury while Watford are without Lloyd Doyley and Joel Ekstrand.last_img read more

Tamaraws remain unbeaten; Bulldogs finally score

first_imgLATEST STORIES In a later game, Letran came up with a solid performance to hold off Lyceum, 78-74, behind gutsy performances of Bong Quinto and Larry Muyang for win No. 2.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teener Umali surprises veterans in Open bowling Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’center_img Far Eastern University won a third straight game in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup on Tuesday after surviving Jose Rizal University’s late charge, 87-85, even as National University finally broke through at the expense of Emilio Aguinaldo College.The Tamaraws used an eight-point lead to cushion the Heavy Bombers frenetic finish inside the final 1:40, while the Bulldogs carved out a 96-84 win over the Generals at Flioil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Far Eastern coach Olsen Racela let his boys play out the final 1:40 without suing for time, using it as a learning experience for his players for the coming UAAP season.“We didn’t call time even during the last turnover so we can learn from this,” explained Racela. “We can do this now but not in the UAAP. This is for us to learn.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBoth sides battled through 10 deadlocks and 14 lead changes, with the last tie coming at the 5:28 mark after Andrei Dulalia scored for the Bombers.But Far Eastern scored the next five points and the Tamaraws gamely held on to deal the Bombers a third straight defeat. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View commentslast_img read more

Rohee broadsides Govt over “rampant corruption”

first_img― accuses President of using “device of deception” to conceal corruptionPresident David GrangerThe A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government is facing mounting criticisms over a number of contracts and other deals which many consider to be “shady” or “questionable” transactions, leading to fresh accusations that the 18-month-old Administration is mired in corruption.The most recent broadside came from People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Clement Rohee, who lambasted President David Granger who he said was busy trying to create diversions to protect his Ministers from public scrutiny.PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee“When Mr Granger said there was corruption in the Private Sector, he was obviously shielding his Government from public scrutiny and encouraging the public to look elsewhere for corruption and not in his camp,” Rohee told a Monday morning press conference called by his Party.He added that the President’s claim was “another use of the device of deception by the President to obfuscate the rampant corruption in the APNU/AFC Administration”.Rohee sought to support his contention with examples, including recent questionable actions by the Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Water incorporated (GWI), Dr Richard Van West-Charles, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) procurement fiasco and the controversial single-sourcing of a makeshift pharmaceutical bond by the Public Health Ministry.Already, a number of independent anti-corruption campaigners have taken President Granger to task over his apparent inaction when it comes to accusations of corruption involving top Government officials.TIGI’s takeEarlier this year, the Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc (TIGI) issued scathing assessments of the Government, essentially concluding that the coalition was facilitating and proliferating corruption in the country, pointing to a number of questionable appointments by the Government and interference in the work of some autonomous agencies like the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA).The TIGI had also criticised Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Broomes for conflict of interest after it was revealed by this newspaper that she applied for and was issued a mining permit after she was appointed a Government Minister. She was also criticised for her significant mining interests, while having ministerial oversight of the mining sector.US State Department ReportFurther, in April 2016, the US Department of State said that corruption continued to be among the leading human rights problems facing Guyana.“There remained a widespread public perception of corruption involving officials at all levels, including the Police and the judiciary,” the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2015, released by the Department, said.It noted, however, that the Government responded to the report, but did not elaborate.The report also stated that while the law required public officials to declare their assets to the Integrity Commission, the Commission has not been constituted.It added that the law set out both criminal and administrative sanctions for nondisclosure to the Commission by public officials, but, no such publication or convictions occurred during the year.However, President Granger in an effort to exculpate his Government has said that corruption in Guyana was more rampant in the Private Sector and non-State organisations than in his Government.He said the real contributors to corruption were those who committed crimes of tax evasion, smuggling, narcotics trafficking, trafficking in persons and money laundering, none of which really emanate from within Government, but rather, benefit the Private Sector, offshore banks and tax havens.“It is my view that corruption in Guyana is most widespread outside of Government,” the President had declared.last_img read more

Liberia’s Medical Crises: What Hope for the Future?

first_imgLiberia today faces very serious medical crises. Even the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFK), our leading referral hospital, is in dire straits. The JFK lacks sufficient medical practitioners, specialists in particular. For example, there is only one Liberian dentist there—Dr. Ayele Ajavon Cox. Worse yet, she has only one Liberian dental colleague in the country—Dr. Taylor Neal—and even more sadly, both are already at retirement age, but cannot afford to retire or else there would be NO Liberian dentists in the country!We learned this from last week Tuesday’s Daily Observer Health Page, on which our Health Correspondent, Alaskai Johnson, wrote the story, “Liberia’s Oral Health Situation Dismal.”Alaskai quoted Dr. Neal, who called on the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders to intervene as a matter of urgency to step up the nation’s dental services. He further revealed that besides himself and Dr. Ajavon-Cox, there are only four other dentists serving Liberia’s four million people! Alaskai was covering the World Oral Health Day celebration, when free dental services were administered to several primary schools in greater Monrovia by Smile for Liberia, a local NGO headed by Dr. Ajavon-Cox. Dr. Neal had one more lamentation: most of the dental equipment in the country is “obsolete.”The problem of equipment is one of Liberia’s major medical constraints, not at JFK only, but throughout the country.There is, for example, no diagnostic equipment at JFK; nor is there even a functional laboratory. Even equipment for the treatment of serious medical conditions in children is lacking. That is why humanitarian Charlesetta Nougbode-Williams, CEO and founder of Healthpage Liberia, Inc. has always been advised by local doctors to take to Ghana, Germany and other countries for treatment, the hundreds of critically ill children she has cared for over many years. The treatments range from heart disease to seriously infected throats, as with children having drunk caustic soda; and children with imperforated anuses. Most such children, whom she has rescued with the assistance of many well-meaning individuals and institutions, are now back home living normal lives. Our Judicial Correspondent, Abednego Davis, quoting Liberia’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Arzo Acquoi yesterday, reported that Liberia also lacked a functional CT Scan or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine.The CT Scan is also called X-ray computer tomography (X-ray CT) or Computerized Axial Tomography scan (CAT scan). These machines make use of computer-processed combinations of many X-ray images taken from different angles to produce cross-sectional (tomographic) images of specific areas of a scanned object, allowing the user to see inside the object without cutting. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to image the anatomy and the physiological processes of the body. Dr. Acquoi disclosed this during the trial of Vandalark Patricks, whose lawyers are pleading with the judge to allow Patricks to travel abroad for treatment, for which the CT Scan, etc. are needed. But next to Liberia’s medical equipment crisis, there is the serious lack of medical practitioners and specialists. For example, there is only one Liberian radiologist and only one orthopedic surgeon practicing here. We have no Liberian ear, nose and throat specialist, pathologist, cardiologist, fully qualified dermatologist and no plastic surgeon in the country. Dr. Walter Brumskine, who recently died, was Liberia’s first and only urologist. But remember, there are thousands of other medical specialists that it will take decades to train for Liberia. What must be done? For over a decade, this newspaper, Daily Observer, has urged the Ministry of Health (MOH) to engage the World Health Organization (WHO) and embassies near Monrovia to find fellowships to train into specialists our young medical doctors coming out of the A.M. Dogliotti Medical College, University of Liberia (UL). Is that not what Public Health Director General, Dr. Joseph N. Togba, did in the late 1940s and 1950s? President W.V.S. Tubman sent him to Geneva in 1948 as one of two Africans who participated in the creation of WHO. Backed by President Tubman, Dr. Togba in 1954 was elected the WHO Assembly’s first African President. Dr. Togba used his connections to find fellowships to train our young scientists in Medicine and Medical Specializations in America, Europe, Asia and Africa.A young Liberian journalist, undergoing training in Berlin, West Germany in 1965, interviewed many Liberians doing medical training and specialization in America and Europe. In his investigative story that followed, he predicted that by the early to mid-1970s Liberians would take over medical practice in Liberia. And it happened. By 1975 most specialists at JFK were Liberians. But there developed a shattering exodus following the 1980 coup d’état, followed by the civil war (December 1989-1990), when most Liberian professionals, including medical, fled the country with their talented children, for the most part never to return!That was the beginning of Liberia’s real decline, from which, alas! We have not yet recovered. And unfortunately, during the 11 years of this administration, the situation has not changed.But it is NOT too late!The MOH should engage the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine, the UL and the Liberia Post Graduate College of Medicine and enter serious and FOCUSED negotiations with WHO, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and all other international organizations and nations that helped us end Ebola, as well as embassies near Monrovia. The objective: to find fellowships for our young medical doctors to pursue specializations.If all these Liberian institutions work harmoniously, conscientiously and selflessly together, within five to 10 years there could be a monumental positive difference in the practice of medicine in Liberia. Health Minister Bernice Dahn, the leadership of this bold, timely and URGENT initiative is in your hands. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bandits rob mechanic, escape with motorcycle

first_imgJerrick D’Agrella of the Georgetown ward of Campbellville was relieved of his cellphone valued $50,000 and his Honda motorcycle, CJ 4341, which he was riding while traversing Plum Park, Georgetown when armed bandits pounced on him at about 21:10h on Tuesday.According to information relayed to Guyana Times, the 35-year-old mechanic was riding his motorcycle when he heard behind him a loud explosion which caused him to stop.As he did so, two men rode alongside him on a similar vehicle, and the pillion rider pointed a handgun at him as he proceeded to search his pockets. This pillion rider then hopped onto D’Agrella’s motorcycle, and the duo sped away.A report was made to the Police, and an investigation has been launched.last_img read more

Fort St. John Figure Skating Club ready to lace up for another season

first_imgReturning to coach this year are Jen Hammond, Jody Bates, and Tiffany Lumley, and joining the group of coaches will be Whitney Jarrett.The group’s website has information such as what programs are available, the start date, and the costs for each class. They will also be looking for volunteers for various activities, including selling raffle tickets at the Totem Mall, and lending a hand during the Totem Competition at the end of February.Anyone wanting more information on registration or volunteering can click here, or call 250-262-4237.- Advertisement –last_img read more

United to play Bayern in pre-season

first_imgThe clash will take place at the Allianz Arena at 22:15 local time.Prior to heading to Germany, Jose Mourinho’s side will face Club America, San Jose Earthquakes, AC Milan, Liverpool and Real Madrid, all in the United States.The two clubs had made the announcement while joking on Twitter, with United posting: “Available in early August to visit a big club in Germany for a final pre-season game of the summer. Any takers?”Bayern responded with: “The only takers we’re interested in are for good penalties, and as an English club, you guys probably wouldn’t know about that… ????”United cheekily responded by posting: “Just as well that we didn’t need them to beat you in the #UCL final back in 1999 then, isn’t it? ??”But Bayern had the final say: “Looks like we hit a nerve there! How about this pre-season friendly in August, then? Let’s hope your football is better than your jokes…”Meanwhile, Manchester United Executive Vice Chairman, Ed Woodward, said: “The team are facing some of the world’s toughest opponents over the course of pre-season, in top class stadiums which will allow a significant number of our supporters to get closer to the team they love.“The competitive feel throughout the summer programme will provide a great platform for the squad, giving them the best possible preparation ahead of the new campaign.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The clash will take place at the Allianz Arena at 22:15 local time.LONDON, United Kingdom, June 12 – Manchester United have revealed that they will play Bayern Munich in their final club friendly ahead of the 2018/19 Premier League season.The Red Devils, who finished their recently completed season as runners-up behind winners Manchester City, will face the runaway Bundesliga champions in Germany on August 5.last_img read more


first_imgJamie O’Donnell, Michael Maloney and Seamus Breen at the official opening of Nathaniel Lacy Partners Solicitors new offices at the Riverside Centre, Letterkenny.Solicitor, Jill Vance (NL Solicitors) at the official opening of Nathaniel Lacy Partners Solicitors new offices at the Riverside Centre, Letterkenny with l-r Paschal Blake (the last mayor of Letterkenny), Gerard Grant, Chairman of Letterkenny Town Chamber and Nathaniel Lacy.Gerard Grant Chairman of Letterkenny Chamber cuts the tape to oficially open Nathaniel Lacy Partners Solicitors new offices at the Riverside Centre, Letterkenny with l-r t Nathaniel Lacy and Jill Grant (solicitor).Marie Therese Lacy, Siobhan Cullen, Cathy Ruddy and Gillian Brennan at the official opening of Nathaniel Lacy Partners Solicitors offices at the Riverside Centre, Letterkenny.Jill Vance (solicitor) pictured in her new offices Nathaniel Lacy Partners Solicitors at the Riverside Centre, Letterkenny with her parents Ruth and Geffory Vance.One of Ireland’s most respected and highly reputable law firms Nathaniel Lacy & Partners has opened a new office in Letterkenny. Nathaniel Lacy & Partners has established a stellar reputation over the years for delivering high quality advice and excellent results for clients. The firm’s decision to expand and open a new office in Letterkenny is a great boost for Donegal, as it’s inevitable the firm’s expansion will lead to new jobs being created here in the North West.The firm has been centrally managed by the Lacy family for over 75 years in Kells, Co. Meath but also have offices at the Four Courts, Dublin.The office will be managed by Raphoe native, Jill Vance who has extensive experience in litigation including personal injury litigation, medical negligence, insurance litigation, commercial disputes and land disputes.However, she and her other colleagues also provide the full spectrum of legal services including conveyancing and probate. Over the years, the firm has gained invaluable experience, knowledge and expertise which has resulted in them being engaged by the top private and public insurance companies in Ireland, the UK, Europe and the US.In addition, they have a large private client base to whom they provide a first rate efficient and cost effective service.At the launch party, Senior Partner, Nat Lacy said the opening of the Letterkenny office reiterated the firm’s progressive and expansive strategy.The office was officially opened by President of the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce, Gerard Grant, who warmly welcomed Nathaniel Lacy & Partners to Letterkenny.Grant said, “It’s fantastic for Donegal, that a firm that is so highly respected throughout Ireland has decided to expand to Donegal.“It’s a great boost for us, and it will no doubt improve the general economic climate here, with new jobs being created. Another notable figure who attended the launch party was the last Mayor of Letterkenny, Pascal Blake.He extended a warm welcome to the firm and wished them every success in their future endeavours.Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors welcome enquiries and will facilitate all appointments.They may be contacted on 046 9280718 or by email on Pictures above courtesy of Thomas Gallagher.JOBS BOOST FOR DONEGAL AS ONE OF IRELAND’S TOP LAW FIRM OPENS NEW OFFICE was last modified: September 17th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgSt Johnston Cricket club put their bats down to put their hearts to the test last weekend. The cricketers were the most recent Irish club randomly selected as winners to undergo vital and potentially life-saving heart screenings as part of ‘The Big Screen’ initiative by laya healthcare. Over the weekend, forty-five members attended the screening that was held at their clubhouse.The cardiac screening that each of the players received can help detect underlying conditions that may lead to or cause Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS), heart attacks and other cardiac-related conditions.Founded in 1898, St Johnston Cricket Club has played competitive league cricket with the North West of Ireland Cricket Union since 1922.The club caters for a wide range of age groups and levels with an underage boy’s teams, a ladies team and adult men’s teams. At the moment the club is thriving with a strong youth element. Over the years they have had players from the club representing the North West region, Ulster and even Ireland. During the club’s golden era in the 1980s Paul Wallace played for the Irish men’s team and this year the club was extremely proud to have Ryan Macbeth represent them on the Irish under 15 team in their tournament in England.Players can really benefit from the reassurance of having cardiac screening, this reassurance is being offered by laya healthcare’s ‘Big Screen’ campaign, Ireland’s biggest-ever free mobile cardiac screening initiative, which is open to all sports and social clubs in Ireland.Gail Macbeth, St Johnston Cricket Club, said: “We were delighted when we heard we were one of the lucky winners of the laya healthcare ‘Big Screen’ initiative. We would encourage all clubs across the country to enter as preventing SADS is so important, and strikes the sporting world too often. Thanks laya healthcare for ensuring we have healthy hearts. ”Dónal Clancy, Managing Director of laya healthcare said “Approximately 100 young people under 35 years die in Ireland from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) each year. That’s 100 people too many in our view. It can strike without warning and affect super-fit athletes as well as ordinary young people.At laya healthcare we are investing close to €1 million to help increase public awareness of SADS and make a difference by providing free screenings to our 475,000 members. Sports and social clubs across Ireland, no matter how big or small, can nominate themselves for screenings until the campaign ends in November. The good news is that most of the conditions that cause SADS can be treated so if we save even one life with our ‘Big Screen’ campaign, then it will all have been worth it.”Cardiac screening involves an ECG carried out by a medical doctor, along with a thorough clinical examination. The results of the test are reviewed and reported by a consultant Cardiologist. The laya healthcare ‘Big Screen’ campaign is open to all types of sports and social clubs, no matter how big or small, or what level of skill or fitness is involved. Whether you are a rugby club, swimming group, dance troop, hill walking society, karate club, GAA club or more, laya healthcare is calling on you today to get involved!To nominate your club for free heart screenings please visit, click ‘like’ to find out more and nominate your club. For more information visit CRICKET CLUB SHOWS WHY IT HAS A HEART! was last modified: October 9th, 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:heart screeningST JOhnston Cricket Clublast_img read more

Schmid tapped as Crew coach

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Galaxy fired Schmid after a five-game winless streak although the club was in first place. “Sigi Schmid is broadly regarded as one of the top soccer minds in the country,” Crew general manager Mark McCullers said. “He has demonstrated that he has the formula to win championships and has done so at every level of soccer.” “We’re going to try to improve the team on a number of fronts,” Schmid said, “try to get a better performance out of some of the guys who are here and put a product on the field next year that’s going to compete for an MLS title.” Schmid, 52, led the Galaxy to the 2001 U.S. Open Cup and 2002 MLS Cup titles, and his UCLA teams won championships in 1985, 1990 and 1997. He also coached the U.S. under-20 national team twice, leading it to the second round of last summer’s World Youth Championship. COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sigi Schmid, who led the Galaxy to three MLS Cup appearances and a championship and UCLA to three NCAA titles, was hired Thursday as coach of the Columbus Crew. Schmid, controversially dismissed 14 months ago as Galaxy coach, replaces Greg Andrulis, fired in July after leading the Crew to a 4-10-2 record. Robert Warzycha guided Columbus, which finished last in the Eastern Conference, as interim coach the rest of the season. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more