Birmingham six-footer added to Jamaica squad

first_imgSIX-FOOT Birmingham City striker Clayton Donaldson is a new man in the Reggae Boyz squad for the upcoming World Cup Qualifying football match against Panama at the National Stadium on Friday, beginning at 9 p.m. Donaldson, who plays for the Championship team, was named in a 20-man Jamaica men’s senior national team roster released by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) yesterday afternoon. The release said three more players will be added to the squad. The striker netted 16 goals for the British-based club last season, and netted a first-half hat-trick against Bristol City on September 12 for his season’s goal tally. He has also provided four assists. Also included in the squad, again, is full back Alvas Powell, who turned his back on the country by walking out on the team at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which took place in the United States and Canada. To date, the JFF is yet to announce a meeting date to sanction the player, as it had said at the time of the walkout. The player has twice been used by head coach Winfried Schaefer since in WCQ home and away matches against Nicaragua. Schaefer will not be allowed on the bench for next week’s match, having been suspended by FIFA for an infringement with match officials at the conclusion of the Jamaicans’ 2-0 away win in Nicaragua. They had lost the first-leg match 3-2 at the National Stadium. SQUAD: Rodolph Austin, Joel (Jobi) McAnuff, Garath McCleary, Lee Williamson, Je-Vaughn Watson, Demar Phillips, Wes Morgan, Adrian Mariappa, Michael Hector, Alvas Powell, Kemar Lawrence, Shaun Cummings, Andre Blake, Duwayne Kerr, Ryan Thompson, Darren Mattocks, Giles Barnes, Simon Dawkins, Allan Ottey, Deshorn Brown, Clayton Donaldson.last_img read more

PPP calls on Police to probe increase in unadvertised procurement contracts

first_img….as Govt ups threshold amounts by 233% to favour insidersThe Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) wants the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to probe recent moves by Government to raise the threshold for restricted contracts.The gazetted Procurement (Amendment) Bill of 2019, which was signed by Finance Minister Winston Jordan, will see larger contracts being awarded without the benefit of advertising.This move, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has said is illegal, and he is calling on the relevant authorities to look into the matter.“I’m calling on the Public Procurement Commission to look into this matter immediately. We will write the PPC and we will probably write the Police, too, on this matter. Jordan will have a lot to answer for in the future because of this illegal act,” Jagdeo stated.According to Jagdeo, the law clearly states that the Cabinet and the Procurement Commission shall review the Cabinet’s threshold for the review of procurements annually with the objective of increasing the ceiling overtime to gradually phase out Cabinet’s role in the procurement process.“So this says, the Cabinet and the PPC, upon its establishment, must annually review the thresholds; not the Minister… [But] there is no Cabinet – the Cabinet was resigned – so that only leaves the Public Procurement Commission and the Public Procurement Commission has not met on this matter. So Jordan acted illegally when he acted on the advice of the [National Procurement and Tender Administration] Board (NPTAB) that he controls and that in itself is complicit in tons of wrongdoings. And I noticed even the Chairman of the Board [Berkley Wickham] didn’t even sign that circular,” the Opposition Leader pointed out.Jagdeo went on to outline that these changes to the country’s procurement laws is a recipe for corruption since it gives the Cabinet more leverage on contracts.The Opposition Leader warns that any State agency or public official who complies with these changes will be held accountable.“I urge the Permanent Secretaries, the agencies and corporation heads, the regional administration heads to pay careful notice because if they comply with this, they will be complicit in an illegal act and could held responsible for the consequences, that is, face the courts, face the charge or face sur-charges,” he told reporters.The gazetted changes saw the threshold for restricted contracts for goods and services move from $3 to $10 million (233 per cent increase), while construction contracts have been increased from $10 to $20 million. Additionally, quotation methods of procurement have been raised to $3 million.In a letter dated February 4, 2019, Deputy Chairman of NPTAB, Mark Bender, informed State agencies and public officials of the gazetted changes, which take immediate effect.But Opposition Member of Parliament, Juan Edghill, explained that with the December 21, 2018 passage of the No-confidence Motion, this move is illegal.He referred to Article 106(6) of the Constitution which states that on passage of a no-confidence motion by the majority of all elected members of the National Assembly, the President and his Cabinet shall resign, coupled with the CJ’s ruling of January 31, 2019 that following the passage of the motion, the President and Cabinet stands resigned.“Therefore, they are merely in office in a caretaker capacity and as such, these actions are unconstitutional. It is therefore logical that the letter by Mr Mark Bender authorising (officials) to implement these new thresholds is illegal and will lead to criminal proceedings being instituted against public officials who may be tempted to act on such a directive which is illegal,” Edghill stated.last_img read more

Fundraiser blooms generosity for local volleyball club

first_imgThe girls only needed to be set up at the Fort St. John Dairy Queen for approximately a half an hour, selling out all 140 flower pots in just short amount of time.The rest of the day has been spent delivering the newly purchased flower pots to their new owners.The club would like to thank the community for its great support in the fundraiser.- Advertisement –last_img

School known for engineering, football team

first_imgRICHMOND, Va. – On the first day of the fall semester in August, administrators at Virginia Tech canceled classes after a sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot near campus during a manhunt for an escaped inmate. On Monday, near the end of the academic year, the public university nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains was the site of the worst mass shooting in the nation’s history. A gunman killed 33 people, including himself, on the campus known for its powerhouse football team, its engineering school and the idyllic setting in the small town of Blacksburg, about 160 miles west of Richmond. The university is also recognized for its agriculture and veterinary programs and has more than 25,000 full-time students. The 2,600-acre campus has more than 100 buildings, many of which are constructed from the university’s signature multicolored limestone mined from school-run quarries. The university was founded in 1872 as the all-male Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College. The university admitted white women for the first time in 1921. The first African-American male enrolled in 1953, and six black women enrolled in 1966, according to the university. On the football field, the Hokies have played in the postseason for the past 13 years, including in the 2000 national championship game, when they lost to Florida State. Virginia Tech also is known for its Corps of Cadets, a military training program within the university. Four-year service in the corps was mandatory until 1923. Two-year service was required for men until 1964, when it became voluntary. The university has a budget of $900.6 million and a $447.4 million endowment, according to university figures. Charles Steger is the school’s 15th president, having led Virginia Tech since January 2000. 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

DONEGAL MAN JAILED AFTER MASTERMINDING ROBBERIES ON BRITAIN’S POSHEST HOMES

first_imgA Letterkenny man has been jailed for masterminding a series of daring burglaries on some of Britain’s most historic houses.Geoff Harkin visited many of England’s finest homes pretending he was a history lover.But the 58 year old would return later and burgle the houses after casing the homes for possible alarms and security systems. The daring thief he even became a member of the National trust of Britain so he could get access to the stately homes without being suspected of any wrong-doing.During his burglary spree the Donegal man is suspected of robbing a total of €1.4 million in antiques including a €230,000 clock.The grey-haired grandfather sold most of the goods at car-boot sales because he was afraid of getting caught trying o get big money for the valuable items.Geoff, whose first name is Graham, got tired of selling his knock-off goods for cheap and decided he wanted to get a bigger slice of the action. Using the €230,000 clock as bait, Harkin contacted the Bagot family form whom he stole the item from a house they owned in the Lake District.He said he had come across the timepiece and wanted to collect an advertised reward of €25,000 as well as €5,750 for his own troubles.By that stage police had already suspected he may have been behind the raids after spotting him on CCTV at a number of the posh country homes taking guided tours.He arranged to meet at a motorway service station in Manchester for the handover but got the shock of his life when he was pounced on by police.Detectives found the clock in a cardboard box in his car and arrested him.He appeared in court last week and was jailed for nine years after prosecutors accused him of “looting history for profit.”EndsDONEGAL MAN JAILED AFTER MASTERMINDING ROBBERIES ON BRITAIN’S POSHEST HOMES was last modified: April 4th, 2011 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:Geoff Harkinrobberylast_img read more

GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS BLOW URRIS AWAY WITH SENSATIONAL PERFORMANCE IN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgRed Hughs GAA NewsSenior MenThe senior reserves were in action in their second leg of the championship away in Urris on Saturday. They were unstoppable from start to finish and they tore the Clonmany men apart. There were some brilliant individual performances none other than Justin Mc Bride making his senior debut and scoring a personal tally of 4 goals and 3 points.With players like this coming through ther future definitely looks bright for the club. The final score was Red Hughs 4-14 Urris 3-2. Well done Maurice and all involved great display.The under 21 championship is due to start next Tuesday with a home match in the preliminary round v Lifford at home. All under 21 lads are asked to come out to training this week to prepare for this game. Senior LadiesThe ladies were in action against local rival Lifford on Friday evening past. They also put in a terrific performance defeating the Lifford Ladies. They are putting in a tremendous effort this year under the guidance of Benji O Meara and the hard work is really paying off now.They are due to Play Convoy this Thursday evening t.b.c.Minor BoardThe under 8 boys and girls played in Letterkenny on Saturday morning in their blitz. Again the young boys and girls played some great football and really enjoyed their day out. They are getting big numbers out fielding 2 teams each week. Well done to all involved coaching and looking after the children each week.Under 10 boys and girls have a blitz this Saturday in O Donnell park Letterkenny. Well done to the u-12 boys who were crowned group c shield final champions after Fanad Gaels failed to travel to challenge them in the final on Monday night. Well done to everyone involved keep up the hard work.Well done to the U 12 girl that competed in the U 12 Development Blitz in St Marys Convoy on Saturday morning. As always the girls put in their best effort and got some great scores with 2 draws and 1 win.Keep up the hard work girls, you should all be very proud of yourselves.Final scores: Red Hughs 1-4 Buncrana 2-1Red Hughs 3-2 Downings 1-5Red Hughs 4-2 Convoy 4-2Team: Aimee Callaghan, Maddison White, Daniella Jansen, Caitlin Geary, Zara Gibson, Orla Mc Elchar, Eadoin Whyte, Lauren Mc Menamin, Elin Gallen O’Dwyer, Tiffany Marley, Latisha RowanUnder 13 boys training continues on Friday evaning at 6.30pmUnder 16 Girls suffered defeat in their opening game of the league away to a very strong Mc Cumhaills side. Their next game is at home V Burt on Tuesday the 22nd of JulyUnder 16 boys played their play off games last Wednesday and Friday. They lost out to Letterkenny Gaels on Wednesday evening in Letterkenny but bounced back on Friday evening with a great win over Glenfin at home. They now await the result of Glenfin v Letterkenny Gaels to find out their fate. If it’s going to be division two or division three they will compete in.The local league is in full swing now with 10 teams in all taking part. It is fantastic to see so many young boys and girls out playing and enjoying the game. The third round of game is on This Wednesday at 7pm sharp. For anyone who hasn’t witnessed this spectacle the club would urge you to go and have a look at the skills on display.Club meeting this Tuesday evening at 8.30pm in the clubhouse all club executives are asked to attend.Lotto & 100+ Club ResultsNumbers drawn 8,3,4,5,7,6,2,1Congratulations to Lucy & Jane Catterson who matched 4 numbers and receives €50Next weeks jackpot is €4,175Brid Gallagher meenlougher number 24 was this weeks lucky winner of the 100+ Club draw.Attached is a pic of under 8 boys and girls.GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS BLOW URRIS AWAY WITH SENSATIONAL PERFORMANCE IN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: July 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:GAANoticesRED HUGHS.Sportlast_img read more

How the Championship table would look based on every club’s home form only

first_img West Brom striker Dwight Gayle has been in the goals this season. 6 13. Norwich CityP 6 | W 3 | D 0 | L 3 | GF 7 | GA 8 | GD -1 | Points 914. Preston North EndP 6 | W 2 | D 2 | L 2 | GF 13 | GA 10 | GD +3 | Points 815. BirminghamP 6 | W 1 | D 5 | L 0 | GF 8 | GA 6 | GD +2 | Points 816. Swansea CityP 6 | W 2 | D 2 | L 2 | GF 8 | GA 6 | GD +2 | Points 817. Bristol CityP 6 | W 2 | D 2 | L 2 | GF 8 | GA 7 | GD +1 | Points 8 1. West BromPlayed 6 | Won 5 | Drawn 0 | Lost 1 | Goals For 20 | Goals against 7 | Goal difference +13 | Points 152. BrentfordP 6 | W 4 | D 2 | L 0 | GF 14 | GA 5 | GD +9 | Points 14 huge blow England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 6 Brentford have just lost manager Dean Smith to Aston Villa. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Latest Football News silverware 6 REVEALED BEST OF 6 Leeds United are competing for the title and a return to the Premier League. ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won The 2018/19 Championship season is looking nicely poised going into the international break.It looks like we’re in for a tight title race and incredible battle to avoid relegation to League One. 6 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 8. Derby CountyP 6 | W 3 | D 2 | L 1 | GF 9 | GA 6 | GD +3 | Points 119. RotherhamP 6 | W 3 | D 2 | L 1 | GF 7 | GA 5 | GD +2 | Points 1110. Sheffield WednesdayP 6 | W 2 | D 4 | L 0 | GF 10 | GA 8 | GD +2 | Points 1011. Stoke CityP 6 | W 3 | D 1 | L 2 | GF 8 | GA 7 | GD +1 | Points 1012. Aston VillaP 6 | W 2 | D 3 | L 1 | GF 12 | GA 10 | GD +2 | Points 9 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Currently just three points separate the top four, while the bottom six are split by the same amount as we charged towards the busy festive period.Obviously the league table is built using results from both home and away matches throughout the campaign, but how would it look if only the away results were factored in? Find out below. REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Bristol City aren’t quite hitting the heights of last season. REPLY 18. MillwallP 6 | W 2 | D 2 | L 2 | GF 10 | GA 10 | GD 0 | Points 819. BlackburnP 6 | W 1 | D 4 | L 1 | GF 6 | GA 7 | GD -1 | Points 720. Queens Park RangersP 6 | W 2 | D 1 | L 3 | GF 5 | GA 7 | GD -2 | Points 721. BoltonP 6 | W 2 | D 1 | L 3 | GF 5 | GA 8 | GD -3 | Points 7 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 3. WiganP 6 | W 4 | D 2 | L 0 | GF 9 | GA 5 | GD +4 | Points 144. Sheffield UtdP 6 | W 4 | D 1 | L 1 | GF 11 | GA 6 | GD +5 | Points 135. MiddlesbroughP 6 | W 4 | D 1 | L 1 | GF 7 | GA 2 | GD +5 | Points 136. Nottingham ForestP 6 | W 3 | D 3 | L 0 | GF 9 | GA 6 | GD +3 | Points 127. Leeds UnitedP 6 | W 3 | D 2 | L 1 | GF 10 | GA 4 | GD +6 | Points 11 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ MONEY Aston Villa players haven’t always been smiling this season. Will Bolton fans be celebrating come the end of the season? 6 RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice 22. IpswichP 6 | W 0 | D 5 | L 1 | GF 5 | GA 7 | GD -2 | Points 523. Hull CityP 6 | W 1 | D 1 | L 4 | GF 5 | GA 8 | GD -3 | Points 424. ReadingP 6 | W 1 | D 0 | L 5 | GF 6 | GA 8 | GD -2 | Points 3last_img read more

Man United to face old foe Leeds in front of 60,000 fans in Australia

first_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 revealed Most Popular Football Stories Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT BEST OF latest tense Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update center_img LATEST Manchester United are set to face Leeds United in a pre-season friendly in Australia next summer.Two of English football’s biggest and most historic clubs will go head-to-head once again in a contest likely to be friendly only in name. scrap 1 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Jose Mourinho’s side are set to play Perth on July 13 and Leeds on July 17.The Championship club are due to face Western Sydney after their meeting against United, on July 21. Manchester United and Leeds United will do battle once again in Australia Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Although Marcelo Bielsa is currently working to make sure the Whites will visit Old Trafford in the Premier League next season, it seems a clash is already in place.Australian website The World Game is reporting the bitter rivals will clash at Perth’s Optus Stadium ahead of the 2019/20 season.Perth Glory will also face both English sides at their 60,000-seater stadium.Leeds are also expected to play Western Sydney Wanderers as the Aussies open their new Western Sydney Stadium in Parramatta.last_img read more

Appendix to the Vestigial Organs Story: Whoops, Function Found

first_imgThe appendix is not just a useless organ left over from our evolutionary past, new research is showing.  According to an Associate Press article (see MSNBC News), this “seemingly useless organ may produce, protect good germs for your gut.”  Scientists at Duke University Medical School believe that the appendix can regenerate the normal bacterial flora that aid digestion.    According to the new theory, “the worm-shaped organ outgrowth acts like a bacteria factory, cultivating the good germs” our digestive system depends on, when disease or diet reduces the bacterial population in the colon.  Science Daily included a profile of William Parker, one of the Duke researchers who discovered the function.    People in undeveloped countries apparently have lower rates of appendicitis.  The appendicitis attacks in civilized countries may result from an overreaction of the immune system to excessive hygiene, the article suggested.  An inflamed appendix can be deadly and needs to be removed promptly.  This does not imply, however, that it is useless.    Evolutionists had long considered the appendix as a prime example of a useless vestige from our ancestors.  The fact that humans can get by without it seemed to support this view.  The human appendix is also smaller and more shriveled-looking compared with other mammals.    In 1895, Weidersheim listed 180 human body parts he considered vestigial remnants of our evolution.  Creationists countered that just because we may not know a part’s function, that does not mean it has none.  They also pointed out that the list of alleged vestigial organs has shrunk from 180 down to just a few (see articles by Jerry Bergman and Jonathan Sarfati and Don Batten).  The concept lives on even today; Live Science lists the human appendix as #1 in their list of Top Ten Vestigial Organs as evidence for evolution.    Though it’s no longer news that the appendix really is functional (see 08/30/2001 entry and article by Creation Magazine), this new article hints at a previously undiscovered role for the organ: a way for the body to “reboot” the normal flora of the digestive tract.  A scientist from University of Michigan said of another apparently useless organ from Weidersheim’s list, “I’ll bet eventually we’ll find the same sort of thing with the tonsils.”    A scientist from Brandeis University turned some creationist heads, however, when he said that the Duke Medical School explanation “makes evolutionary sense.”Don’t let the Darwinists try to steal glory for Charlie over this.  Consider that Darwin’s theory held up medical research on these supposed vestigial organs for 100 years.  Tonsils were routinely cut out of children’s throats under the assumption they were useless relics of our evolutionary past, only for the victims to discover it made them more susceptible to throat infections.  Though you had better get an appendectomy if you get appendicitis, it seems much wiser principle these days to hang on to all your organs as long as you safely can, because they are there for a reason.    Now that we have another case of “Vestigial? NOT!”, should we let the Darwinists grin and say that the discovery these organs are functional makes “evolutionary sense”?  There’s an oxymoron for you: evolutionary sense.  Apparently it made just as much evolutionary sense when the appendix had no function as it does now when it has a function.  If that makes evolutionary sense, then evolution’s sense is not worth two cents.    Like tax-and-spend politicians, the Darwin Party takes credit (08/24/2007) for solutions to problems it created.  Vote the rascals out.(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Greece Gets Euro 2016 Easy Draw

first_imgAfter faring poorly in the last European soccer championship, Greece has a far easier field for opening round of the 2016 tourney, providing a better chance to advance deeper.Instead of facing perennial powerhouses such as Portugal, Italy, Spain and England, Greece’s competition will come from teams far down in the rankings: Hungary, Romania, Finland, Northern Ireland and the Faroe Islands.“Not so good, not so bad,” was the diplomatic comment on the draw by Greece manager Fernando Santos. “All teams are dangerous,” he also said, wary not to be overconfident.It’s not certain he would even be still with the team by then as he hasn’t yet accepted an offer from the Greek federation on an extension to his contract beyond the World Cup finals this summer.Since shocking the soccer world by winning the 2004 European championship with some miraculous play, Greece has foundered badly since then in following tourneys, particularly on offense.In Euro 2016, the top two of each group and the best third-placed team advance directly to the finals to be held in France, while the other third-placed teams from the nine groups will face a play-off.There will be 24 teams in the field. The first round of games will be on September 7-9, 2014 to begin determining who will be in the finals two years later.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more