MoBay United’s Owayne Gordon to miss RSPL final

first_imgOwayne Gordon performed the Moses act of leading his team to the promised land of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) final but, like the biblical character, he will not set foot in it this year, at least. Gordon, the 24-year-old attacker and a shoo-in for this season’s golden boot after a haul of 20 goals, including one in the first-leg semi-final, left the island yesterday morning to take up a contract with United States Soccer League team INDY11. The former Anchovy High School player, who had a stint with Arnett Gardens in the RSPL, was Montego Bay United’s most consistent player this season. While not scoring in Sunday night’s 2-2 second leg semi-final draw, he played a major part over the two legs and scored the first to give them a 2-1 win in Montego Bay. This is despite knowing that he would not be around to physically lift the cup if they should win. “I told my team from minute one of the semi-final that I am going to be the one who puts you guys in the final, so I want when I get there, I hear good things,” Gordon said of his mindset going into his final two games of the season for Montego Bay United. Despite his psychological preparation, Gordon confessed that it was still hard not being part of the big occasion. “It is bittersweet. I am definitely sad about it because after playing so well throughout the tournament, not playing a part in the final is a bit hard. It really means a lot, but I will not be here in physical presence, but my spirit will be here. “On the other hand, it is a big plus for me and my team, as I am moving on to a bigger stage. It is good for my team, too, as it shows the work that we are putting in that someone recognises that and has given me the chance to play in a different environment. Honestly, I am very pleased about that,” explained Gordon, who said he made a pledge last season to climb to the top. Having had his first professional break outside the country, the St James resident said his approach will be the same. “This opportunity is a big thing for me because it is my first signing to a club outside of Jamaica. My plan is to go there and do as well as I have done here in our Premier League, go there and score some goals. “I went to Vietnam once and it was OK. I did not play for the club. I just went on a trial, but didn’t get a contract. I have a contract now to show what I am really made of, so I will go out there and do my best,” he promised.last_img read more

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Nimba Defeats Lions FC in Friendly

first_imgIn preparation for the forthcoming County Meet, the Nimba County squad on Sunday, November 20, defeated 3rd division side Lions FC 2 – 0 in a friendly soccer match at the Ganta Sport Stadium in Ganta City.Nimba dominated the game from start to the finish, scoring their first goal in the 4th minute.Although the goal enlivened the spirit of the spectators, they were, however, skeptical about the Mountainous boys winning the game.The Lions doubled their attacks but they could not get the equalizer. Meanwhile, on Sunday, November 13, Nimba County drew 0-0 with Bong County in another friendly.Nimba fans were not too impressed with the draw with Bong County although the technical team had assured that the team, with nearly two weeks to the start of the County Meet, is smoothing out its rough edges in preparation for the tournament.“We are making sure to patch all the leakages in the squad before the league begins,” said Musa Jabateh.Nimba will play against Montserrado, Rivercess and Sinoe in the group stage, beginning December 3 at the Sanniquellie Sports Stadium.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Alleged sexual assault victim challenging 57-year murder sentence

first_imgConvicted felon Clive Knights, who murdered an insurance executive in what he said was his bid to ward off a sexual assault seven years ago, is challenging the 57-year prison sentence handed down by Justice Navindra Singh, contending that it was not only excessive but that the Judge did not properly direct the jury on the appearance of bloodstains.Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Yonette Cummings-Edwards and fellowConvicted murderer Clive KnightsAppellate Justices Rishi Persaud and Dawn Gregory continued hearing the arguments at the Appeal Court on Monday.Justice Singh handed down Knights’ prison sentence in 2015 for the May 14, 2012 murder of Phoenix Park, West Bank Demerara (WBD) resident Bert Whyte. The Guyana Trinidad Mutual Fire & Life Insurance Group (GTM) insurance executive died from two stab wounds to the chest, but Knights maintained he was defending himself against sexual assault that Whyte was reportedly perpetrating.However, Attorney Dexter Todd, who is appearing for Knights at the Appeal Court, told the senior Judges that Justice Singh misdirected the jury in relation to the evidence of Assistant Police Superintendent (ASP) David who testified that he observed what appeared to be bloodstains when he visited the scene at Palm Court, where Whyte went after being stabbed at Bentinck Street, South Cummingsburg.Todd argued that Justice Singh told the jury that ASP David saw blood as opposedMurdered insurance executive Bert Whyteto apparent blood, and further added that the State should have provided a forensic specialist to make this determination and to prove it was human blood and/or that of the deceased man. Whyte had been a personnel manager at the Georgetown Public Hospital for 10 years before taking up a post as GTM’s assistant company secretary when he met his demise at the age of 44.last_img read more

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Home of young Essequibo couple razed by fire

first_imgA young couple of Capoey, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) is now left to make alternative living arrangements for them and their baby after a fire completely razed their home on Monday evening.Based on reports received, the young mother was making porridge for her one-year-old baby when the kerosene stove fell off the kitchen shelf and quicklyA fire official at the site conducting his investigationengulfed the two flat wooden building.The woman in tears stated that she was unable to save any household items. The house, Guyana Times understands, is located across the Capoey Lake hence the fire service could not render assistance.The young mother estimated her lost to be in the millions.She related that after the fire started she grabbed her daughter and ran to safety. Residents ran to her to assist but were unable to do so since there was no water. She stated that she stood in tears as she watched her home go up in flames and subsequently reduced to ashes.Williams said that her husband is working very hard to give them a comfortable home which they started to build about two years ago.The husband was not at home at the time as he was working out of the area. On Tuesday a team of fire officials travelled to the location to conduct an investigation.last_img read more

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Mason accused of stealing cellphone

first_imgA mason was taken before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a charge of simple larceny.Akeem Burnett of Lot 12 Supply, East Bank Demerara stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer to the charge, which stated that on April 14, 2019 at Seawall Road, Georgetown, he stole a Samsung Galaxy cell phone worth $85,000, property of Travis Rampaul.The 22-year-old man initially pleaded guilty to the charge, which also stated that at 23:30h on the day in question, he went with the VC on the Georgetown seawall to hang out, and went to the VC’s car to get a pack of cigarette but never returned.The court heard that the VC then went to check on Burnett when he discovered his phone was missing from his car. The matter was then reported at the Alberttown Police Station, where an investigation was carried out and the defendant was arrested.In court on Thursday, Burnett told Magistrate McLennan that he had the VC’s phone, but was robbed by four men when the VC sent him for a pack of cigarette from his car.He said he did not know how to tell the VC, because he had met him only the same day at a Chinese restaurant, where they were drinking. Burnett told the court that the VC had invited him to the seawall along with two female friends.Burnett told the court that after he was robbed, he contacted the Soesdyke Police Station, and they told him they would send a patrol to accompany him to the crime scene. He also told the court that the patrol finally arrived, and the VC was in the Police vehicle, and he was arrested.Magistrate Ann McLennan entered a not guilty plea on Burnett’s behalf after listening to his story.The Police Prosecutor did not object to the defendant being placed on bail, but requested that conditions should be applied. Burnett was released on $10,000 bail, and has to report to the Grove Police Station every Friday until the trial has been completed.The case will continue on April 23.last_img read more

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Not even Govt can access credit scores – Creditinfo assures

first_imgAlthough a person’s personal credit information is available to all subscribers of Creditinfo Guyana, the credit bureau has assured that provisions are in place to protect a borrower’s rights. This is according to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Judy Semple-Joseph, who gave a lecture on the bureau’s operation on Wednesday, facilitated by the Guyana Press Association (GPA).In emphasising the safety of the information recorded, she noted that provisions were in place to prevent even investigators and Police Officers from accessing a person’s credit details, as only a court can order a person’s credit information be released.Semple-Joseph stated that, “The legislation requires of us under no circumstances can we share information with anybody, not even Government, but, of course, in the extreme case it has to be on judgment or some kind of sanction by the court and it has to go through a series of loops to get to that stage. So we can’t be written by the Police Commissioner to send this thing. No, it can’t happen.”Creditinfo Guyana has been operating in the country for about five years now. It functions in accordance with the law to store and provide credit details of borrowers and users of utility services and others, such as the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) and Guyana Water Inc (GWI).The credit information is usually stored and becomes particularly useful for persons seeking to borrow a loan or acquire an item through hire purchase.Questions were, however, raised during the lecture at Moray House, Camp Street, Georgetown, on how protected a person’s credit information was, which was addressed by the business’s CEO.She explained, “Under the Credit Reporting Amendment Act number two of 2016, which says that all lenders are mandated to share credit information with Creditinfo – with the credit bureau … all these subscribers that have credit data must share that data with us under a subscription agreement that they have, so they send us the database.”Those lenders would include businesses such as Courts, all banking and micro-financing entities, utility companies, credit unions and even student loan agencies.Although those lenders have access to a person’s personal credit history, they will be unable to view it without consent from the individual.“What your right is (is) that you don’t have to give anyone permission to access it (credit information),” she informed.Creditinfo Guyana Inc is the second regional operations of an Icelandic conglomerate (now headquartered in Barcelona, Spain).  Operating under the Credit Report Act of 2010 and Credit Reporting (Amendment) Act of 2016, the company was established in 2013 to provide credit reporting services through Guyana’s first credit bureau.last_img read more

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Wenger hails match-winner Welbeck as Arsenal take step close to FA Cup final

first_imgArsene Wenger was delighted as Danny Welbeck struck a second-half winner against former club Manchester United on Monday night to send Arsenal to the FA Cup semi-finals.The ex-Red Devil took advantage of a defensive blunder to seal a 2-1 triumph, and the Gunners’ first victory at Old Trafford in nine years.Arsenal took the lead midway through the first half when Nacho Monreal coolly slotted his David de Gea after neat wing play from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.The hosts were level moments later though Wayne Rooney’s superb diving header, which was delivered on a plate by Angel di Maria’s beautiful cross.But Welbeck – who left his boyhood club for north London last summer – fired the Gunners back in front when he snatched Antonio Valencia’s loose back-pass and took the ball round De Gea to tap into an open net.And boss Wenger admitted he expected Welbeck to be fired up for the game, given that he was facing his old employers.“We want all to do well when we play against our former club to show we are great players,” the Frenchman said.“It is not easy to deal with the mental aspect of it. He focused just on his game and played football the way he wanted to. He has showed mental strength.“He is intelligent. He is a great talent and has done extremely well for the national team as well.”Wenger was delighted to move one step closer to retaining the FA Cup, but cautioned against expecting an easy win in the next round, where they will face either Bradford or Reading at Wembley Stadium.“Last year we played a tricky game at Wembley in the semi-final and you expect that again,” said Wenger, whose team progressed to the final last year after a penalty shootout triumph over Wigan.”I feel we played a good game from the start and we deserved to win the game.”last_img read more

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Washington guard Burt quits basketball for health reasons

first_img“Coming into my return, I knew that anything (that) happened during the course of my career that involved my heart, I would put my shoes to rest,” Burt said. “We did not expect what happened on Thursday night to happen, but it did and it is no longer safe for me to play competitive Division I basketball.” Speaking publicly for the first time since the incident, Burt said she initially thought she had been hit in the chest, but then realized her defibrillator had gone off. “Many thought that the device may have malfunctioned, but it indeed fired appropriately,” she said. She played 15 games, all as a reserve, this season and averaged 6.9 points. She played 29 games as a junior, including 16 starts, averaging 9.6 points. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SEATTLE – Washington guard Kayla Burt ended her college basketball career Monday, four days after her internal heart defibrillator went off during a game. The 23-year-old senior had the defibrillator implanted in her chest after her heart stopped on New Year’s Eve 2002. She was in her off-campus apartment then for a holiday gathering and teammates came to her rescue, performing CPR until paramedics arrived and took her to the hospital. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita“We still don’t know why it happened,” she said about Burt’s defibrillator going off Thursday night during a home game against UCLA. Burt said she didn’t want to take any more risks after the defibrillator went off during a time out in the first half of last week’s game, and then a second time while she was waiting to be taken to the hospital. She went to the University of Washington Medical Center, was held for observation and tests and released the next day. After her cardiac arrest, she missed the remainder of the 2002-03 season and redshirted in 2003-04. Doctors and Burt then decided it was safe for her to play basketball again. The defibrillator was implanted to shock her heart back to normal rhythm should another abnormality occur. center_img “The decision is a mutual agreement between myself, my family, the doctors and the University of Washington,” Burt said at a news conference with coach June Daugherty and the Huskies team doctor, Dr. Kim Harmon. Harmon agreed with Burt’s decision. last_img read more

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ST EUNAN’S LOTTO NUMBERS 30/04/11

first_imgThere was one winner in this week’s Lotto Draw. The winner matched 3 numbers and wins €100. The numbers drawn were 15,17,19 & 24 and the winner is Aisling Mullen, Goland, Ballybofey.ST EUNAN’S LOTTO NUMBERS 30/04/11 was last modified: April 30th, 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)last_img read more

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GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 7, 22, 24 and 30. There was no match 3 winner. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €5,450 and Match 3 is €120. You can now do the Killotto online. Visit www.locallotto.ie and go to the Killybegs page. There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Next week’s Jackpot will be €2,550 on 51 calls. The A.G.M. will be held in the Tara on the 30th of December and the club will be holding a social night over the Christmas period.The Pairc Committee has closed the new pitch at Fintra for re-sodding and verti draining. There is a Foundation Award Coaching course on in Ardara for any player, manager etc. interested in helping out at underage level. The course is on Dec 7th / 8th. For further details contact Joe on 0877587553. GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: December 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

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