Reno clip Humble Lion at Frome

first_imgWestern Bureau:Afiba Chambers scored a 90th-minute header to give FC Reno their first win of the two-week-old Red Stripe Premier League season, a 1-0 win over Humble Lion at the Frome Sports Ground yesterday.The match was originally scheduled for Sunday but was called off minutes into the action because of heavy rain.Yesterday, midfielder Chambers, Kadeem Stone, and forward Romario Brown looked sharp in attack alongside the returning Davion Thorpe, who spent a number of seasons at former Westmoreland parish champions Savannah FC.The goal came after a swift build-up. With the ball won in Reno’s defensive third, they moved it quickly through the Humble Lion midfield area before the referee whistled for a foul on Jashane Foster.From the resulting free-kick, the ball was sent to the far post and headed back across goal to Chambers, who nodded the ball into an unguarded net.The win moved the Westmoreland-based club from tenth in the standings to five points and fourth place on goal difference alongside Portmore United.The visitors only had themselves to blame as they created enough chances to score but failed to do so.Their best chance fell to Woolery Wolf, who missed the target from inside the area in the 37th minute.After that, they had several other close attempts wasted, leaving coach Donovan Duckie ruing the missed chances.”It’s early, and, of course, we never want to lose any game, but it’s best we lose them now than later. I think we have enough time to get it right,” he said.It was the opposite sentiment for Downswell. He praised his players’ never-say-die attitude, saying he is expecting much more from them this season.”We have a really young team and they played reasonably well today. The game itself was a good one tactically for both teams, the difference being the mistake the Humble Lion made, and we got the goal,” he noted.last_img read more

Ex-football star Weah elected Liberia president by wide margin

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The National Election Commission later declared Weah president-elect and his running mate Jewel Howard-Taylor vice president-elect.Their Coalition for Democratic Change party received 61.5 percent of the final tally, beating Vice President Boakai’s Unity Party which got 38.5 percent of the votes, NEC chairman Jerome Korkoya said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSupporters at Weah’s party headquarters immediately erupted into celebrations that brought traffic outside to a complete standstill.Africa’s first female president, Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is stepping aside after two terms at the head of the nation founded by freed American slaves. She led the country from back-to-back civil wars and saw it through a deadly Ebola outbreak that killed nearly 5,000 Liberians but was criticized for not better tackling corruption. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Weah is expected to take office in January.Though voter turnout for Tuesday’s runoff was low, he drew support from the younger generation, which makes up a majority of Liberia’s population of 4.6 million people.“We are young people and have suffered in this country for so long,” said one supporter, Love Norrision.The commission said 56 percent of the country’s 2.2 million registered voters cast ballots in the runoff, which was contested twice in court amid claims of irregularities, with its original Nov. 7 date delayed.This was Liberia’s first independently run election since the end of its civil wars. The United Nations has helped to oversee past votes.Weah led the ticket for a coalition party, the Congress for Democratic Change, with Jewel Howard-Taylor as his vice presidential running mate. She is a senator and the ex-wife of imprisoned former warlord and President Charles Taylor, which raised concerns among some Liberians.Weah had run in the country’s last two elections, winning the first round of the 2005 vote that eventually went to Sirleaf. He ran as the vice presidential candidate with diplomat Winston Tubman in the 2011 poll; they boycotted the runoff that granted Sirleaf her second term.Weah’s rags-to-riches story has been an inspiration to many supporters who call him “King George.”He was born in a slum of the capital, Monrovia, and showed early promise in soccer. He played for top local clubs before starting his international career in Cameroon, then moved on to AS Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain, where he became famous.While with AC Milan, Weah in 1995 won World Player of the Year. He later played for Chelsea and Manchester City. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Djokovic sub Murray ring rusty on return In his first public comments after his rival conceded, Weah said he was “honored to join a new generation of heads of state.”Tweeting in French in response to congratulations from French President Emmanuel Macron, he added that “we have a lot to do together to accelerate the building of tomorrow’s Africa.”The 51-year-old Weah, a senator who entered politics after retirement from soccer more than a decade ago, led the first-round vote in October but didn’t receive enough ballots to win outright over the 73-year-old Boakai, who has been vice president for 12 years. Sirleaf didn’t publicly support either candidate.In his remarks conceding the election, Boakai offered a “hand of goodwill” to Weah and dismissed the idea of challenging the runoff results in court, alluding to past conflicts.“I refuse to subject our nation to such an experience,” he said. “I reject any temptation of imposing pain, hardship and uncertainty on our people.”ADVERTISEMENT Former soccer star George Weah, Presidential candidate for the Coalition for Democratic Change, casts his vote during a Presidential runoff election in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday Dec. 26, 2017, Young Liberians went straight from all-night Christmas celebrations to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the vice president to replace Africa’s first female head of state. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)MONROVIA, Liberia— Former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah has been elected Liberia’s new president by a wide margin as the West African nation faces its first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years.Vice President Joseph Boakai conceded on Friday, congratulating the ex-soccer star.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew AC Milan on Friday tweeted its congratulations on “legend” Weah’s win. Macron invited him to visit, saying Weah had “a special place in the French’s hearts.”Weah’s limited educational background hurt his political aspirations, and he returned to school after the 2005 attempt for president. He obtained a high school diploma abroad and earned a degree from Illinois-based DeVry University.“A personal story of sheer grit,” African Union Commission chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat tweeted, pointing out that Weah earned the degree well into his 40s.As Liberia grappled with the Ebola outbreak in 2014, Weah was elected as a senator, defeating Sirleaf’s son Robert for the seat.Weah’s critics have argued that his lack of political experience makes him unequipped for Liberia’s top job. 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Surinam Airways to re-introduce non-stop summer flights from Orlando to Guyana

first_imgSurinam Airways has announced the re-introduction of its twice weekly summer flights to Georgetown, Guyana from Sanford, Orlando, Florida beginning July 1.The airline’s North America Manager, Henk Fitz-jim, said that the re-introduction of the summer flights is in keeping with the airline’s promise to service this route once again during the summer/August holidays season. The airline first introduced service on this route in July 2015. The service runs from July through September and is designed to accommodate Guyanese travelling during this period when parents and children go on vacation.According to the airline company, “this is the time of year when the large Guyanese community in Orlando and Guyanese at home need the convenience of a non-stop flight which will facilitate them going home to Guyana or coming up to Orlando via non-stop, with courteous and affordable service.”So the re-introduction of this Sanford, Orlando route is in response to the growing demand by the Guyanese American community as well as “the satisfaction which the Guyanese community has enjoyed by flying Surinam Airways last year”, Fitz-jim said.Surinam Airways will fly to Sanford, Orlando on Fridays and return on Saturdays each week from July 1 to October 1, 2016.“This is a very convenient schedule for passengers in both directions since they can make connections coming into Orlando either from Guyana or from cities around the US on their way to Guyana. It does not require any overnighting. So the convenience of the flights coupled with our excellent customer service and competitive fares have made Surinam Airways the first choice of Guyanese travelling to and from Florida,” Fitz-Jim said.Surinam Airways will use its Boeing 737 300 series aircraft for this service offering 118 economy and eight business class seats. The airline permits passengers one free piece of checked baggage not exceeding 50 pounds and charges US for a second piece of luggage.Surinam Airways is a sponsor of several events and activities in Florida to mark Guyana’s 50th Independence anniversary, the company highlighted.last_img read more

Gov’t to Set Up Corruption Court

first_imgIn an effort to curb fraud, graft and other forms of corruption, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf yesterday, disclosed that her administration has submitted a “bill” before the 53rd National Legislature for the establishment of an Economic Crime and Corruption Court in Liberia.The bill, which she said would establish “Criminal Court F,” if enacted by the Legislature, would help in the fight against corruption and provide a way for the prosecution of people accused of financial malpractices.Currently there are five Criminal Courts, A, B, C, D and E.She made the assertion when she delivered her 10th Annual Address before the 53rd National Legislature in fulfilment of Article 50 of the 1986 Constitution.The Article provides that, “the President shall, on the fourth working Monday in January of each year, present the administration’s legislative program for the ensuring session, and shall once a year report to the Legislature on the state of the Republic. In presenting the economic condition of the Republic, the report shall cover expenditure as well as, income.”’She emphasized that the court is critical to the social, political and economic development of the country, and that corruption, which she described as “a vampire” was impeding the image of her administration.She admitted that her administration lacks the system to fight against corruption and prosecute those accused.“I asked that you support us in fighting the devil and uphold the principles of transparency and integrity, we all being yielding off,” President Sirleaf pleaded.Transparency International, a global corruption watchdog that has been highlighting corruption over the years, ranked Liberia the 83rd most corrupt nation in the world in its 2013 corruption perception index.Reflecting on her government’s ratification of a protocol establishing the Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) Court of Justice, Madam Sirleaf said, “I want to appreciate all of you for the ratification of a protocol establishing the ECOWAS’ Court of Justice, which our country is serving as one of its seven judges.”Citizens of ECOWAS member states can file complaints against human rights violations of state-actors at the regional Court of Justice. ECOWAS member states have decided to give the court, which exists formally since 1991 and became functional in 2001, a specific mandate in that respect.The court, which is seated in Abuja, Nigeria, rules according to the provisions of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.  The decisions are legally binding to the ECOWAS member states.The Court has competence to rule on human rights violations through an individual complaint procedure since 2005. Particularly noteworthy is that local remedies do not need to have been exhausted, before cases are brought to the ECOWAS Court of Justice. So every victim of a human rights violation can directly appeal to the court even while the case is subject to a national proceeding.  Cases may be brought before the Court by an application addressed to the Court Registry.Immediately after the President’s address, a judicial expert, told the Daily Observer that with the reported wave of corruption in the country, establishing the court should be recommended, but warned of the danger of such power being misused by corrupt characters to achieve political objectives and defeat the very purpose for which the court is established.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bridge PSL Fetes Students to Black Panther

first_img30 students of J.W. Pearson feted by Bill Waterman, Operations Director of Bridge PSL, went to watch the Black Panther movieChristian Parjibo was in awe as she entered the Silver Bird Cinema at TM Mall on Tuesday, March 13, to watch the marvelously released epic Black Panther. Black Panther’s recent release around the world has gained traction in Liberia, with many trooping to theaters to see the futuristic tech styled nation of Wakanda.Christiana Parjibo was among 30 students of J.W. Pearson feted by Bill Waterman, Operations Director of Bridge PSL. Ten students were taken from Grades 4, 5 and 6 and accompanied to the theater by staff of Bridge PSL. Upon arrival at the cinema, the students were led to the snack desk, where each of them were given popcorn and soft drink to munch on during viewing time.For Christiana and her friends, it was an experience which marks a red letter day in their young lives. “It was my first time entering the theater and I really enjoyed the show [movie],” she said with a gleeful smile.Sean O’Malley, Academic Director of Bridge PSL, said he believes the visit to the cinema was a celebration of high performing students of J.W. Pearson. “At Bridge, we love to celebrate high achieving students, including those from J.W. Pearson. Ours is a partnership to build stronger schools and stronger communities.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rookie Arsenal stopper set for Champions League debut with Ospina facing three months out

first_img1 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he has every confidence in rookie goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez ahead of his Champions League debut away to Anderlecht on Wednesday night.The 22-year-old is set for a baptism of fire after the Gunners boss revealed Colombia international David Ospina – bought in the summer from Nice – has suffered a recurrence of a thigh problem which will sideline him for up to three months, while No.1 stopper Wojciech Szczesny is suspended.Although Martinez has made just two Arsenal appearances – in the Carling Cup during late 2012, where he conceded four goals in the first half of a remarkable 7-5 win at Reading – Wenger believes spending a loan period with Championship outfit Sheffield Wednesday last season will have served as good preparation for what awaits in Belgium.“I am extremely confident, because he has experience from Sheffield last year and when he played for us, he did very well. I have no special worry about that,” said the Frenchman.“He is two years older now, and has a good experience. He has grown in stature as well.“We have to make sure that we make it as comfortable a night as we can for him, and that is by defending well as a team.”Meanwhile, midfielder Jack Wilshere insists Martinez has full confidence of the entire squad.“He is in our dressing room now so we know him well. He is confident and has grown up quite a lot in the last two years. He learned from Sheffield, playing in a tough league, especially as a foreign keeper,” said the England international.“We are see him train every day, what he can do and we are confident he will be ready.”Teenage keeper Ryan Huddart, 17, will also be on the bench against Anderlecht.Wenger revealed concern over the recovery plan for Ospina, who suffered the setback when coming on for Szczesny after the Pole was shown a red card during the second half of Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Galatasaray a fortnight ago.“Ospina came to us injured after the World Cup, it took him two months to play again,” said Wenger.“I had to bring him on against Galatasaray without a warm up and being prepared, so he had a recurrence of that injury.“It means he is out for two to three months. Now we have to be really careful because it is a recurrence of a thigh injury, which is very difficult. It is a long-term injury.”Arsenal are under some extra pressure to return from Belgium with a positive result, having lost 2-0 at Borussia Dortmund in their opening game of the campaign.Wenger added: “We have enough experience to know Anderlecht will be a fierce battle, so let’s focus on our performance and if we produce the quality of performance we know we can, then we have a chance to win this game and that is what we want to achieve of course.” Rookie Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez last_img read more

Experimental drug helps fight breast cancer

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Tykerb’s manufacturer, British-based GlaxoSmithKline PLC, said it would expand global access to the drug under compassionate use provisions and would seek approval to sell it in the United States and elsewhere later this year. “This is huge,” said Dr. Roy Herbst, a cancer specialist at the University of Texas’ M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, who had no role in the study but has consulted for Glaxo in the past. “The next step will be to use it in patients instead of Herceptin up front,” to see whether it is more effective, he said. Herceptin and Tykerb are members of a new generation of cancer medicines that more precisely target tumors without killing lots of healthy cells. Herceptin has been an important option for many women with advanced breast cancer, but eventually it stops working and women succumb to the disease. Tykerb works in a similar yet completely novel way. Like Herceptin, it targets a protein called HER-2/neu, which is made in abnormally large quantities in roughly one-fourth of all breast cancers. Herceptin blocks the protein on the cell’s surface; Tykerb does it inside the cell and blocks a second abnormal protein, too. In the study, Tykerb also showed signs of being able to prevent cancer from spreading to the brain. That happened to four of the 161 women given Tykerb and Xeloda, compared to 16 of the 160 women given Xeloda alone. About 14 percent of women on the Tykerb-Xeloda combination and 11 percent on Xeloda alone stopped treatment because of side effects. Diarrhea and rash were more common in those who received Tykerb. No patients developed heart failure, but four of the 161 on the drug combination had a modest decrease in pumping power of the main chamber of the heart – side effects that also have been seen with Herceptin. Tykerb has one big advantage over Herceptin – it’s a pill instead of an intravenous drug, which should make it cheaper and easier to use, doctors said. Studies are in the works to test it in combination with Herceptin as well as other breast cancer drugs.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ATLANTA – A new experimental drug delayed the growth of advanced breast cancer in women who had stopped responding to the drug Herceptin and were out of treatment options, doctors reported Saturday. The experimental drug, Tykerb, worked so well that an international study of it was stopped early, in April, based on results in 321 women. Those who received Tykerb plus the chemotherapy drug Xeloda had no growth of their tumors for 81/2 months. That compares to 4 1/2 months for those given only Xeloda, said Dr. Charles Geyer Jr. of Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He led the study and reported results Saturday at a meeting in Atlanta of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. last_img read more

Real Madrid to ‘accept’ shock €100m Juventus bid for Cristiano Ronaldo

first_img Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LATEST 1 LIVING THE DREAM IN DEMAND targets three-way race Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest Transfer News Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED targets center_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ moving on The Spanish TV report has attracted worldwide media attention It is claimed that this supposed exit for Ronaldo is brought on by him feeling he has reached the end of a “cycle” at the Bernabeu.The 33-year-old has won two league titles, two domestic cups and four Champions League trophies during his time at the club.CR7 has also picked up four Ballon d’Or awards while in Madrid, adding to the one he won as a Manchester United player in 2008. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer TOP WORK Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Real Madrid are reportedly set to accept a shock €100m (£88m) bid from Juventus for Cristiano Ronaldo.According to Spanish TV programme El Chiringuito, Los Blancos will wave farewell to their star man this summer, allowing him to switch to Italy and earn a gargantuan salary of €30m (£27m) per year. Manager Zinedine Zidane announced that he would be standing down following their third consecutive Champions League win in May.Should Ronaldo now follow him out of the club, it would bring about a major Madrid overhaul, with Gareth Bale having also expressed discontent at his lack of game time.last_img read more

PHOTOCOPIER FIRE SPARKS EVACUATION AT ST CONAL’S HOSPITAL

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Staff at the the dental department at St Conal’s Hospital in Letterkenny have been allowed to return to the building after it was evacuated because of a fire.Donegal Daily has learned that the hospital was evacuated just before 11am after a fire broke out in the building.It is believed a photocopier caught fire setting off fire alarms throughout the building. A number of staff were forced to leave the building as two units of the nearby Letterkenny Fire Service rushed to the scene.There are no reports of any injuries.A member of staff said staff were evacuated as a matter fo precaution.“We were told the fire was brought under control very quickly but a number of staff and patents were evacuated as a precaution. “Staff are back in now but the room in which the fire broke out with the photocopier is still sealed off,” she said.PHOTOCOPIER FIRE SPARKS EVACUATION AT ST CONAL’S HOSPITAL was last modified: November 6th, 2012 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:dental departmentevacuatedfire alarmSt Conalslast_img read more