TG’s Johnson rolling back the years

first_imgTivoli Gardens FC’s Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson rolled back the years on Sunday with a vintage performance against arch-rivals Arnett Gardens in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) clash at the Edward Seaga Complex.The former Jamaican international, now 36, was obviously charged up for the contest and was a thorn in the flesh of the Arnett defence until he exited with 20 minutes remaining.But despite his enthusiastic perform-ance, Johnson said he was not out to prove anything, he only wanted to give his team three points against one of their biggest rivals in local football.”Every time you play a big team – especially Arnett Gardens, one of your biggest rivals in the league – you have to go out and just play well,” he said. “Sometimes, there’s nothing to prove, but you want a good win for your team and your community, which is going through a rough spot right now, so you just want to go out and do well,” he added.Johnson, who spent more than seven years in England, during which he played for Bolton Wanderers in the English Premier League and competed in the colours of Sheffield Wednesday, Oldham and Bradford in the lower leagues, said his good recent form and improved fitness is mainly down to his commitment to training.”Training is going well. I’m at training every day and doing what the coach wants me to do. I’m feeling well because I am taking care of myself, so I will just try to keep confident and keep motivated,” he said. “We are doing well right now. We just have to keep our heads and keep positive and take it one game at a time and do what we can to get the wins,” he stated.The enigmatic attacker, who had a few bust-ups with former Tivoli defender Ranike Anderson and also clashed with Jason Moore, took his frustration out on his opponents 10 minutes from the end.Johnson made a burst down the right, where he was then confronted by former Tivoli player Shawn McKoy, who he turned inside out before drilling a low shot past Damian Hyatt in goal.Johnson’s goal was his sixth of the season, which placed him third on the goalscoring chart, one behind Shamar Nicholson and Dino Williams, and tied with UWI’s Roshane Sharpe.Meanwhile, Tivoli’s coach, Omar Edwards, says the current strides the team is making is because of the players’ commitment to training and their willingness to listen and follow his instructions.”In the game, you saw a Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson playing with a lot of energy and purpose on the pitch … . So it has been four straight [wins], and it has been a boost.”It will not be easy going forward, but what is important is that the players are coming to training daily and they are giving their all, and that is important to getting victories,” he said.last_img read more

Racela rues Tams’ poor defense vs hot-shooting Eagles

first_imgTNT posts 3rd straight win, beats Star READ: Ateneo downs FEU for 3-0 start“We have to really improve defensively,” Racela told reporters. “We gave up too many points against Ateneo and when they shoot like that it’s really hard to stop, even in the PBA when teams shoot that much from the three-point area they’re pretty hard to stop.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAteneo started out on a blistering pace scoring seven triples in the first quarter alone and finishing the game hitting 12 out of 34 attempts. The Blue Eagles shot 50 percent from the field.Although it’s still early in the season, Racela said their win-loss record is a sign that they are still not in peak form. “With our record now, you’d want everyone to play better,” said Racela. “I want to see improvements. Good thing is the season is far from over so we still have time and there are still lots to work on.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene DAY6 is for everybody In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. How to help the Taal evacuees FEU head coach Olsen Racela wasn’t pleased with his team’s defense in a loss to Ateneo on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University head coach Olsen Racela said his team’s lackadaisical defense is what cost them the game against Ateneo on Sunday.The Tamaraws lost, 94-82, and saw their record dip to 1-2 while the Blue Eagles remained at the top of the league with a 3-0 card.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson A costly, catty dispute finally settled MOST READ View comments 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-uplast_img read more

Is the coalition itself a kind of half?

first_imgDear Editor,These are times of a half-man (NCM), less-than-half Parliament (recent sitting without Opposition), and more-than-half criminal (Kadir). Is some other kind of half or more-than-half being created in Ministries for persons to serve?How is the post of Administrator at the Natural Resources Ministry related to the Permanent Secretary’s post? Is this administrator’s post another new role? Does the new post of Director-General halve the Ministry, or separate the roles at the top?Is the coalition itself a kind of half; not joined together, but operating parallel to create half roles, people and new posts?Sincerely,SP Wrightlast_img

“Lil Man” denies sodomising and killing 2-year-old niece

first_imgAs the trial against Kevin Rankin who allegedly murdered his two-year-old niece in 2013 continued Friday, the defendant vehemently denied sodomising or killing the child.Rankin, also known as “Lil Man”, is on trial before Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry and a jury for allegedly killing little Kimani Phillips on 12 October, 2013 at Lot 46 Haslington South, East Coast Demerara. The defendant was 15-years-old at the time.At the commencement of the trial Friday last, State Prosecutor Narissa Leander related that on the day in question, the toddler was left in the care of Diane Graham, the defendant’s mother. During the course of the day, the woman reportedly went to conduct some errands, leaving the toddler and Rankin at a neighbouring relative’s house.Leander explained that the prosecution’s case would be built by the circumstantial evidence which would prove that Rankin inflicted the fatal injuries on the child.On Friday, Rankin maintained his innocence, telling the Court he did not commit the sordid offence. He said that on that day he was indeed left to care for his niece, however he denied the allegation that he sexually molested her, causing her death.On Monday, Kiana Primo, the defendant’s cousin, admitted that she had supplied the Police with an untrue statement when relating the incident. She stated that early that day, she was on the upper flat of the house when she noticed a strange odour, which was later discovered to be the toddler defecating.She stated that she ordered Rankin to clean the child up while she continued her chores. Sometime later, she recalled that Rankin had rushed to her clad only in a pair of short pants, telling her that the toddler was not breathing. She said upon investigating, she noticed that the child was lying motionless with her eyes and mouth open, while Rankin was nervous. She explained that they then rushed her to the health centre where she was pronounced dead.While under cross-examination by Defence Counsel Sandil Kissoon, Primo confessed that she had told the Police a different version of what occurred. The woman, who was 18 at the time, admitted she told the Police that when she discovered the child on the bed, the toddler was moving her head from side to side. She claimed that she lied because she did not want her cousin to be arrested, but now she wished to clear her conscience and tell the truth.State Pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh also testified that the autopsy revealed that the child had been sodomised. Dr Singh said the cause of death was haemorrhage and shock due to multiple abdominal injuries.He explained that Philips had been “subjected to anal penetration”, which left behind fresh samples of blood. He further related that the child suffered abdominal trauma as a result as well as massive internal injuries to her spleen, liver and anus.He contended that the injuries were caused simultaneously, adding that the toddler suffered injuries on her head and neck and blunt force trauma consistent with being hit, compression or a fall.Dr Singh also revealed that he could not determine by what the child was penetrated.last_img read more

Gold miner further remanded for killing Venezuelan

first_imgA gold miner of Monkey Mountain, Region Seven, was on Thursday further remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan when he reappeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for the murder of a Venezuelan citizen.Francisco Demattos, 27, was not required to plead to the indictable charge when he made his first court appearance.It was alleged that on June 23, 2018, while at a bar at Black Water Landing in theMurder accused Francisco De MattosCuyuni River, he murdered Rafael Angel Gonzalez Prieto.According to facts presented to the court, on the day in question, at about 01:50h, Prieto was stabbed to death by the gold miner after Prieto had allegedly assaulted Prieto’s girlfriend at Black Water Backdam, Cuyuni.The report stated that the woman in question was dancing with another man in the bar when Prieto got annoyed and threw her to the ground, whipped out a knife and began cutting her hair.Upon seeing this, De Mattos got annoyed and rushed to the aid of the woman. A scuffle ensued between De Mattos and Prieto, during which De Mattos dealt Prieto several stabs, one of which caused his intestines to protrude through his stomach.last_img read more

Miner feared dead after mishap in Cuyuni River

first_imgA miner is fear dead following a mishap that occurred at Pepper Hill River Front, Cuyuni River, in Region Seven on Wednesday morning.He is 28-year-old Yannick Janniere, also called Kayzim, of Stewartville, West Coast Demerara.Based on information received, Janniere and several other workers were loading a dredge and other equipment belonging to their employer onto a pontoon for transportation to another landing.However, as the men were finished loading the equipment onto the pontoon and were ready to journey to the other location, the boat that was attached to the pontoon became loose and the pontoon began to drift downstream.Janniere reportedly jumped from the pontoon into the rough waters of the Cuyuni river and began swimming towards the drifting boat. He swam for about 200 metres before he disappeared under the water. His fellow workers raised an alarm, and some even jumped into the river in a bid to rescue him, but he has not since been seen.The incident has been reported at the Bartica Police Station, and up to late Wednesday afternoon, divers searching for Janniere’s body have been coming up empty-handed. The search is expected to recommence this morning (Friday).last_img read more

Infant is fifth left in Safe Surrender program in county

first_img160Want 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventSafe Surrender, which was created by Knabe in June 2002, allows a parent or a person designated by a parent to surrender an infant within 72 hours of birth to any hospital or fire station. Despite the program, two newborns have been found dead so far this year. One of the infants was a girl found Jan. 30 in a shoe box in a closet in Hollywood. The other baby was found March12 near a stretch of train tracks in Alhambra. That infant apparently had been tossed over a fence. In 2001, one year before the county program was introduced, 11 newborns were found abandoned and deceased. Since 2002, 41 newborns have been safely surrendered, seven infants have been found abandoned and survived, and 28 have been abandoned and died. DOWNEY – A newborn dropped off at a Downey hospital is the fifth baby to be turned over to authorities in Los Angeles County this year under the Safe Surrender program, officials said Tuesday.The infant boy was dropped off Monday afternoon at Downey Regional Medical Center, said David Sommers of county Supervisor Don Knabe’s Office. The baby has already been placed in a foster home by the Department of Children and Family Services, Sommers said. “The baby was healthy,” he said. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS U13’S EARN SUPERB WIN OVER ST NAUL’S

first_imgFour Masters GAA News:Coaching Academy The coaching academy for 4-7 year old boys and girls finished up for 2015 this Saturday morning in Tír Cónaill Park.The academy coached the basics of hurling, camogie and football alongside drills in agility, balance and co ordination. Over 130 boys and girls signed up to the academy for 2015. Thanks goes to all the TY’s, parents, coaches and club members that helped out each week with the coaching, administration, car parking and the tea room.Thanks also goes to former Clare player Jamesie O’Connor who presented the medals on Saturday morning  and coached the U14/16 hurling teams afterwards. Indoor boys football coaching will commence in mid-November for this age group, keep an eye on the club notes for times/dates.U12 Boys FootballTraining for next years U12 boys football team continues every Wednesday night at 6pm in Tír Cónaill, new players always welcome. U13 Boys FootballThe U13’s recorded an excellent 8-08 to 3-10 win over St Nauls two weeks ago.  They lost out to Naomh Conaill in Glenties on a scoreline of 3-11 to 1-11 in the regional semi final, which finishes up all the underage games for 2015.Thanks goes to John and Kevin Sinclair for coaching the U13’s.Senior Men’s FootballThe Seniors play away Glenswilly in their last league game on November 8th. The seniors will be in a relegation/promotion play off between the second placed team in Division 2, this is currently Bundoran.Bord na nÓg AGMThe Bord na nÓg AGM took place this Tuesday night (October 20th) in the Abbey Hotel with chairman Laurence Doherty and secretary stepping down. Thanks goes to Laurence and Mary for the excellent work and dedication in recent years at Bord na nÓg. Positions filled on the night were as follows; U8 boys: Ronan Boyle, U10 boys: Odie McBride and Greg Doherty, U12 boys: Damien Dunnion, U13 Boys: John Sinclair, U14 boys: Jim McLaughlin, Minors boys: Pauric Harvey, registrar: Shirley Doherty, child protection officer: Seamus McInaw, chairman: Pauric Harvey, and  treasurer: Fiona McHugh. Team managers for the U15 Óg Sport and U16 boys football were left vacant as well as the position of secretary, anyone interested should contact Pauric Harvey (0860523905). The managers of the camogie and hurling team is to be finalised in the upcoming weeks. Bord na nÓg Awards NightThe Bord na nÓg awards night takes place on Sunday November 22nd in the St John Bosco Centre from 6pm to 8pm. All coaches and managers are asked to be there from 5pm to help set up the venue.‘Come Cook With Us’ FundraiserThis vital fundraiser for Bord na nÓg takes place on Thursday November 19th in the Abbey Hotel from 8pm. Tickets are available from all underage managers and are priced at €10. Contestants on the night include Austin O’Kennedy, Odie McBride and Davy Crawford among others. There will also be a comedian on the night alongside the cooking. All club members, parents, players and locals are asked to get behind this fundraiser, with all money raised on the night being reinvested in the underage of the club. Club LottoThere was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot of €2,900 in Week 14 of the 2015/2016 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on Monday October 19th. The €25 winners in the Lucky Dip were Seamus Mc Anaw, Keadue, Fiona Dunlevy, The Glebe, John Bradley, Clogher and Danielle Dunnion, Bru na Mara. The numbers drawn were 8, 9, 10 & 16 with the jackpot now standing at €3,000. New members are still welcome so why not play online now atwww.fourmastersgaa.comCongratulationsWell done to club man Lorcan O’Toole who was appointed Donegal minor hurling manager for 2016. Congratulations to senior player and U16 coach Enda Bonner and his wife Edel on the birth of son last week.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS U13’S EARN SUPERB WIN OVER ST NAUL’S was last modified: October 27th, 2015 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:GAASportlast_img read more

KILMACRENNAN 5K – PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgThere was a huge turnout on Tuesday evening to the Kilmacrennan 5k road race and walk which took over 800 participants to its village.The weather faired early which made the event a pleasure for everyone. Johnny Patton led the 285 runners and arrived home in a time of 16:00, to break last year’s course record. Irene McFadden led the women’s race to finish in a time of 20:02.A big thank you to all our sponsors and to all participants who supported the event. Race was started by Danny Mc Daid and Noreen Mc Gettigan Organiser presented the prizes.   KILMACRENNAN 5K – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: May 15th, 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:Kilmacrennan 5Kpictureslast_img read more

CONTROVERSIAL BIN COMPANY FORCED TO PAY €275k FOR UNDER-PAYING TAXES

first_imgFerrys – didn’t pay VATA CUT-price refuse company with convictions for illegal dumping has been forced to settle a massive Revenue bill for failing to pay all its VAT.Ferry’s Refuse Limited, with an address at Rossbracken, Manorcunningham, under-declared VAT of €193,141.The company was raided by Revenue officials as part of a wide-ranging investigation. Ferry’s – currently offering half-price refuse collection deals to customers in Donegal – had to pay interest of €23,693 on its VAT bill.It was also fined €57,942 for the default – and forced to pay an overall bill of €274,776.Last year the company’s owner Jim Ferry was fined €12,000, given a six month suspended sentence and ordered to pay costs of more than €30,000 to Donegal County Council.Ferry faced charges relating to the illegal disposal of household waste at Doire Uí Fríll, Falcarragh, on June 10, 2010. The case followed an extensive undercover investigation by Donegal County Council. At Letterkenny Court, Judge Paul Kelly was shown covert video recordings showing Ferry’s distinctive green and yellow bin lorry dumping waste in pre-excavated holes in a field across from his mother’s house in June 2010.A subsequent geophysical study found that an estimated 1,000 cubic metres of rubbish was buried in the area.The court heard that father of six, Jim Ferry, had previous convictions relating to illegal dumping. Judge Kelly said Ferry was “slow to appreciate the lesson.” He said the competition is cut throat across the country and “clearly competitors have an interest that everyone is playing on a level playing field.”The court also heard that Section 13 of the Waste Management Act allows for fines to be paid to the local authority. Judge Kelly asked that this be done.Caught: Ferry’s were caught at this illegal dump in Falcarragh CONTROVERSIAL BIN COMPANY FORCED TO PAY €275k FOR UNDER-PAYING TAXES was last modified: June 11th, 2014 by John2Share 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:convictionsferry’s refuseillegal dumpersjim ferrylast_img read more