• Advantage Humble Lion

    first_img Swaby, who returned from injury and started on the bench, was full of praise for his team. “It feels good to come off the bench, and to score the second goal, but it was a team effort. We will focus on the next game against Portmore,” Swaby said. Jeffrey Hewitt, Portmore’s head coach, said the tie is far from over. “Humble Lion did well and gained the advantage, but we have everything to play for in the next game,” Hewitt said. The winners on aggregate will advance to the final. Montego Bay United will host defending champions Arnett Gardens at the Montego Bay Sports Complex tonight, starting at 8:40 o’clock in the second semi-final. At the Red Stripe Premier League press briefing last Thursday, Arnett’s coach Jerome Waite said his team was “fully recovered (from the recent Caribbean Club Championships) and ready for the semi-finals”. Montego Bay United director Lincoln White said: “We are ready to regain the title from Arnett Gardens. Coach Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis will field the strongest team.” Swaby entered the match in the 69th minute for Kemeel Wolfe and scored two minutes later to put his team 2-0 ahead. However, Portmore got a vital goal when Ricketts slotted home 15 minutes from the end. Humble Lion’s head coach, Vessel Reynolds, was elated for the win heading into the second-leg semi-final next Monday at the Anthony Spaulding Complex in Trench Town, starting at 6 p.m. “It was a good performance as Portmore are technically a very good team. We have been improving in our finishing and got two goals today,” Reynolds told The Gleaner. Looking ahead to the next game, the head coach said: “I am very confident as the team is peaking at the right time.” HIGH PRAISES 2-0 LEAD Humble Lion made home advantage count yesterday when they edged Portmore United 2-1 at the Effortville Community Centre in their first-leg Red Stripe Premier League semi-final. Ricardo Cousins scored in the 59th minute and substitute Francois Swaby the 71, to put Portmore 2-0 up before Osani Ricketts pulled a goal back for Portmore in the 75th minute. Humble Lion started well and looked more purposeful as a result of good link-up play from captain Wolry Wolfe, Cousins and Andrew Vanzie in midfield. Portmore countered with captain Omar Daley, Ewan Grandison, and Ricardo Morris. The half ended 0-0. In the second half, Cousins sent the home crowd into wild celebrations when he sent a shot from inside the 18-yard box past Portmore’s goalkeeper Shaven-Sean Paul.last_img read more

  • Man remanded on narco charge

    first_imgA 41-year-old man who supplied the court with multiple home addresses, was remanded to prison on a charge of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.Elijah Malai pleaded not guilty before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.It was alleged that on October 2, 2016, at Robb Street, Georgetown, he had in his possession 26.5 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.The prosecution’s facts revealed that Malai, on the day in question, was seen acting in a suspicious manner. As such, he was searched and ranks unearthed 17 small zip-locked bags filled with leaves, stems and seeds.The unrepresented defendant will make his next court appearance on November 2.last_img

  • What Happened to Safe Sex?

    first_imgSexually active teenagers in Liberia generally have a naïve perception of what sex is and rarely know the physical effect of having unprotected sex with multiple partners.“We weren’t taught anything about sex but learned from experience. In LIB, once you tell a girl that you want her, she’ll give you chance. It can be that easy,” stated a union of teenage boys hanging around a popular spot in New Kru Town.Michael Teah, a local video club operator at Point Four says his sexual experiences with women are frequent and he faults his present job as the cause. According to him, some women stay after his video club is closed in hopes of a sleeping place, food or a little money in place of a sexual favor.“I take safe sex seriously. I’m active and make sure to use my condom each time and because of that I have no children yet. Most girls get confused when they see me taking it out of my pocket when we’re about to have sex, but they know my feelings can go if they don’t like using it and we won’t have sex,” he shared.Now 19 years old, Michael says he has contracted an STI twice since he became sexually active three years ago. According to him, his parents became aware of his sexual activities the day he complained of his penis burning.“It was painful to urinate, all around my [behind] had sores as well. Whenever I urinated, my entire body would burn at the same time. I don’t know how I got infected with an STI, but I vowed to never catch that kind of thing again,” he added.At the moment, Redemption hospital has a record of teenage girls and women who are on their family planning program. Apart from birth control measures and HIV/AIDS testing, the program provides coaching on the use of condoms and other safe measures in protecting oneself from sexually transmitted diseases.A certified midwife, who has for the past several years focused on registered family planning patients at Redemption hospital, says the lack of condom usage in their patients is alarming.Though the patients are given free and effective condoms that rarely cause allergic reactions when used, she said, a lot of the women refuse to use it.“Men think the desire they expect to feel won’t be felt if they wear a condom while having sex. We have to educate all of our patients on why using condoms is very important. But still, when they come for their annual checkups, many come back withSTI’s because of not using condoms. We have to always remind them that that it’s not the birth control method causing the infection but rather having too much un-protected sex,” she shared.According to the midwife, who asked that her name not be mention but rather her title, men are more likely the reason why women refuse to use condoms.“There are so many STI’s, Chlamydia and Trichomoniasis being the most common, Gonorrhea falling in third place. These infections cause a burning sensation in both men and women and can have very painful and life threatening long term effects if left untreated,” she shared.Roseline Toe, a single mother of three living in the Duala community, says she was once on family planning, but due to the discomfort of taking birth control pills, she stopped.“I was on planning for five years and had two children at the time. But by 2010, my body was thinning and I had no appetite and ended up leaving it. While on planning, I was not using condoms because I knew I couldn’t get pregnant and ended up getting infections before because of it,” she said.“Whenever I contracted an infection, I never went to the hospital because I thought it was just ‘itchy fish’ and treated myself at home. I used a condom before and it was okay, but I no longer use them because the ones being sold are expired and have so many defaults that can cause pregnancy and infections,” she revealed.Roseline has an 18-month-old toddler who, she says, came as a result of not taking birth control for so many years and having unprotected sex.“It’s not easy taking care of my children alone. I think I had a choice to use condoms, but having a child that you haven’t planned for is not so bad,” she admits. “So most times who cares about condoms because whether you use it or not, you’ll still get some kind of problem. What if it burst?” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Swami Pumanda pupil wins Region 4 Primary Schools Spelling Bee competition

    first_img…to represent Region at national finalsEducation Officer Shaharazade Atkinson, Fharis Mohamed, third-place winner Nicholoi Morris, second-place finisher Leikshaya Lakhraj and winner Josh Jailall with Regional Executive Officer (REO) Pauline Lucas and Literacy Coordinator Barbra RichardsThe winners of the nine clusters of the Department of Education Region Four Spelling Bee competition met in a grand showdown to determine the Region’s representative to the national finals.The nine winners competing in the Regional Finals were Renuka Somwaru of Virginia Primary, Jasmine Jairam of Annandale Primary, Anneisa Rampersaud of Dora Primary, Amar Gordon of St Paul’s Primary, Nicholoi Morris of Kuru Kuru Primary, Jamaul John of Eccles Primary, Olicia Joseph of Kuru Kururu Primary, Leikshaya Lakhraj of New Diamond-Grove Primary and Josh Jailall of Swami Pumanda Primary.Head of the Literacy Division, Barbara Richards told those in attendance that while in previous years the pupils were given the words so that they can adequately prepare, this year’s competition was executed differently.“Today’s competition is different as you, the competitors, were only given the topics, and I am glad to recognise that we are blessed in Region Four with a number of highly-intelligent students who can properly represent us,” Richards noted.Acting Regional Education Officer Tiffany Harvey reiterated her Department’s commitment to supporting and organising activities that were similar in nature while stating that it sought to improve the educational standards within the Region.The competition was divided into three rounds with those failing to spell any word being knocked out at the end of the round. However, in determining the third-place winner, there was a tie and another round was added to end the tie breaker.In rounds one and two, two students each were eliminated, while after the tie breaker, Nicholoi Morris of Kuru Kuru copped third place with Leikshaya Lakhraj of New Diamond-Grove Primary placing second and Josh Jailall of Swami Pumanda Primary emerging victorious.Josh was awarded, along with the second-place winner, a tablet, compliments of ANSA McAL, while Morris won himself a book award of $10,000.Meanwhile, ANSA McAL Brand Coordinator Al Fharis Mohamed said that his company was pleased to be supporting yet another venture by the Region Four Education Department.He stressed that his company remained committed to the development of education, noting that the youths were certainly the future leaders and ANSA McAL would continue to play its part.last_img read more

  • Mourinho slams ref after Saints draw

    first_img0Shares0000Manager Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United lost to Bristol City in the quarter-final of the 2017 League CupLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 31 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho blamed a not-given penalty as a reason his team were unable to beat Southampton at Old Trafford following a 0-0 draw on Saturday.The crucial moment came in the 32nd minute when Maya Yoshida handled in the box, but referee Craig Pawson failed to blow his whistle, a fact that Mourinho was unhappy with. He also went on to complain about similar decisions earlier in the season.“I watched on the touchline and it looked for me very clear but there was 50m distance so I [at first] give the referee the benefit of the doubt,” said Mourinho.“I know my players so when I see people like [Juan] Mata almost in hysterics I know, no doubt, and then at half-time I watch it.“It is a penalty like [Marcus] Rashford against Leicester, [Ander] Herrera against City. [Jonathan] Moss, [Michael] Oliver and Craig tonight are good referees. So the referees’ performances in these matches were good – these were unlucky decisions that punished us.”Mourinho then went on to talk about injuries after Romelu Lukaku was stretchered off in the first half.“I don’t know [how serious it is],” he said. “I know that normally bad news arrives immediately and bad news didn’t arrive but to leave the pitch the way he did, we don’t think twice to make that decision immediately, because there is a problem not just for today but the next two matches I would say for sure.”Mourinho also confirmed that  Zlatan Ibrahimovic had been ruled out for a month after a setback in his recovery from a serious knee injury.“Zlatan is out for a month. It’s the same knee,” he said.“It’s an incredible problem, a 37-year-old man, a lion like he says, a real lion, but it’s not easy. Now he had a little recurrence and one month out.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


    first_imgDDTV: Management at Tinneys Toys Letterkenny have created the perfect video for young farming enthusiasts in Donegal with their clever video. Tinneys Toys have specialized in providing toy tractors for years and their latest range of toy tractors are attracting massive interest. Their vast range of products will make the perfect gift this Christmas.With so many fantastic products to choose from make sure you stop in and avail of some of their stunning offers.To watch the video above simply click play and enjoy.For more info on Tinneys Toys check out their website or Facebook page for details. DDTV: TINNEYS TOYS SET THE WHEELS IN MOTION WITH CLEVER VIDEO was last modified: December 14th, 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) Tags:BusinessDDTVFeaturesnewsTinney’s Toyslast_img read more


    first_imgSeamsu Mc Geady, head of Raidio na Gaeltachta in Donegal who died suddenly last night. (Pic: Eoin Mc Garvey)Séamus Mac Géidigh, broadcaster and Manager of RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta’s northwest service in Donegal, passed away suddenly yesterday evening, 4 July, at the age of 54. Séamus was from An Ardaí Bheag in Gort an Choirce in the Donegal Gaeltacht and had been working with Raidió na Gaeltachta since 1988, and as manager of its northwest service, based in the Doirí Beaga studio, since 2004.He was passionate about Gaelic football, and was a highly respected commentator on Gaelic Games. He was appointed by Aogán Ó Fearghail, Uachtarán GAA, to the GAA Irish Language Committee a few years ago, and Aogán paid tribute to him on a special programme on RnaG this morning. He was described in that programme as ‘the Donegal voice of Gaelic Games commentary’. Only last Saturday he was commentating on the replay of the semi final between Donegal and Monaghan in Cavan, and he travelled to Bordeaux a few weeks ago to commentate on the Ireland V Belgium match in the European Football Championship.Séamus was very involved in the community, and was the Secretary of the Gort an Choirce Committee for many years.He is survived by his wife Dolores, their three children Dónal, Éadaoin and Póilín, a brother and sister, relatives and friends.Edel Ní Chuireáin, Ceannaire RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, said ‘It is with great great sadness that we learned of the death of Séamus Mac Géidigh. He was a man amongst men – a mentor and champion of his staff here in Doirí Beaga, a community leader, a talented broadcaster, a gifted commentator, a family man and a friend to us all here. This service will be all the poorer for his loss, as will the community in Donegal. He will be sadly and greatly missed. May he rest in peace. We extend our sincere condolences to his wife Dolores, to his children Éadaoin, Dónal and Póilín, and to his relatives and friends.’ Jim Jennings, MD, RTÉ Radio said ‘The sudden death of Séamus Mac Géidigh is a huge loss to RTÉ Radio and in particular to Raidió na Gaeltachta. My heart goes out to his family at this very sad time. Our thoughts are with you.’Kevin Bakhurst, Acting Director General, RTÉ said ‘I’m deeply saddened to hear the news of Séamus’ death. He was a highly respected journalist and broadcaster and will be greatly missed by colleagues across the organisation. My thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends at this time.’RnaG COLLEAGUES REMEMBER SEAMUS MacGEIDIGH AS ‘THE DONEGAL VOICE OF GAA COMMENTARY’ was last modified: July 5th, 2016 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)last_img read more

  • Charity fundraiser shows off residents’ yuletide decor

    first_imgWESTLAKE VILLAGE – As a little boy, growing up in a cold-water flat in New Jersey, Gregg Reulbach remembers waking up on Christmas morning to the sound of toy trains racing around a track. His father and uncle stayed up on Christmas Eve assembling the layout, which included O-scale trains from as far back as 1918. “I would wake up to that sound on Christmas ” said Reulbach, 58, of Westlake Village as five train sets raced around the Christmas tree on an elaborate track. “I knew right away it was Christmas. And you’d run downstairs and you’d always get a new (train) car.” On Saturday, Reulbach shared his boyhood Christmas morning experience with thousands of other San Fernando Valley residents as part of The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura’s 14th Annual Holiday Homes Tour, a self-guided tour of four festively decorated homes in Agoura Hills and Westlake Village. Seeing the gorgeously decorated homes, however, “makes you want to go home, rip (your decorations) out, and start all over,” added her friend Sharyn Neel, 57, of Moorpark. Rocky Mills, 53, a financial risk manager who lives in Westlake Village, was a little mystified when The Wellness Community approached his wife, Linda, about hosting one leg of the tour. His claim to fame, he said, isn’t so much Christmas as the fact that he’s “a Beatles nut.” So the Mills home, in addition to musical and holiday decor, has become “The Magical Mystery Tour,” with John Lennon manuscripts, Paul McCartney concert paraphernalia and photographs, gold and platinum records and Beatles collectibles. The Fab Four, a Beatles tribute band, is scheduled to perform at the house from 1 to 4 p.m. today. The O’Brien family of Westlake Village is throwing “A Party Christmas” at their home, with five Christmas trees and decor that combines wrought iron, limestone, textured paints, stained glass and unique fabric. The Wanks of Agoura Hills turned their home into an elaborate Winter Wonderland with the help of Dr. Christmas, holiday decor artist to the stars. The decor combines Christmas and Hanukkah themes, with oversize dreidels throughout the house and a sparkling blanket of “snow” outside, with animated gold reindeer. The tour also includes a holiday boutique at Willow Elementary School at 29026 Laro Drive in Agoura Hills. Ray Holm, 73, of Thousand Oaks, who went on the tour with his wife, Roxie, 70, and friends John and Betty Block, said they enjoy seeing the difference among the houses. Roxie Holm also picks up holiday decorating ideas. “I even picked up an idea,” Ray Holm said, smiling. “Clean out my garage!” Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 lisa.sodders@dailynews.com IF YOU GO: The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura’s 14th Annual Holiday Homes Tour is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Ticket prices are $30 and can be purchased at the door, or by calling (805) 379-0030 or visiting the Web site, www.twcvv.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The tour will continue today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The tour is the main fundraiser for The Wellness Community, which provides free education and support for people with cancer and their families, including professionally led support groups, educational workshops, nutrition and exercise programs, and mind/body classes. About 4,000 people are expected to tour the homes this weekend, said Robin Campbell, chairman of the board. The group hopes to raise $100,000. Wearing protective booties over their feet, people streamed through the four houses, admiring the decorations and swapping personal holiday memories with family and friends. Many said the tour has become an annual family event, getting them in the holiday spirit. “It gives you that warm feeling of childhood,” said Lynn Shuttleworth, 60, of Thousand Oaks. “Things are so rushed and artificial now. When we decorate for the holidays, it makes people relax.” last_img read more


    first_imgLocals in the Milford/Kilmacrennan area are concerned about a recent spate of thefts from farms in the area.A number of items were taken from farms in the locality over the Christmas period.Gardai have asked people to take necessary precautions around their farms and also to mark any machinery with the help of the IFA.  COMMUNITY ALERT: THIEVES OPERATING IN MILFORD/KILMACRENNAN AREA was last modified: January 9th, 2014 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:farmsGardaikilmacrennanMilfordrobberieslast_img read more

  • 49ers on Thursday: Sack leader Arik Armstead skips for rest day

    first_imgBRADENTON, Fla. — Arik Armstead, the 49ers’ sack leader, slowly walked off the 49ers practice field with trainers as Thursday’s session began at IMG Academy.It was not an encouraging sight 72 hours before the 49ers (10-2) visit Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints (10-2).But Armstead was only taking a veteran rest day, defensive coordinator Robert Saleh said in rewarding Armstead for playing more than any defensive lineman (61-of-65 snaps) in Sunday’s 20-17 loss at Baltimore.Exhale, …last_img