Teen slapped with murder charge

first_imgAdrian John, 19, of Gold Mine, Matthews Ridge, Region One (Barima-Waini) appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Thursday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a charge of murder.It is alleged that on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Perseverance Backdam, he murdered Mervile Williams.The teenager was not allowed to enter a plea in the indictable matter. The matter was transferred to the Matthews Ridge Magistrate’s Court where the defendant will appear on October 3, 2016.last_img read more

‘Ebola is a Global Issue’

first_imgAlthough the Ebola outbreak in the Mano River Basin is not the issue of priority in the ongoing U.S-Africa Summit in Washington, some African leaders are raising the concern that it should not just be seen as a regional issue for a few countries but a global humanitarian crisis that can affect any group of people.The leaders, including Presidents Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Macky Sall of Senegal, made the observation on August 5, 2014 during a panel discussion on the Africa Business Forum that is a part of the U.S-Africa Summit.President Zuma noted that Ebola is a disease that is affecting humanity, and that it must be collectively battled and not be attributed to one region in Africa.President Sall stressed that Senegal is not far from Guinea and Sierra Leone, where people travel from almost every day to enter his country.He added that recently, an American contracted the disease and was quickly flown to the U.S., which indicates that the virus can now spread even into the United States.He told the audience that as the disease spreads in the sub-region, it is necessary that the world sees it as a “threat to human survival”, and should dare to fight it with commitment and sincerity while it is still concentrated in a specific region.The two Presidents’ comments came in response to a question about how Ebola is affecting Africa.When the question about the effect of Ebola on the three West Africa states arose,  Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete said even though his country was far from West Africa, Tanzania is nonetheless taking precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the disease to the east African coast.The outbreak of the Ebola virus in the three West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has claimed more than 700 lives over the past five months, with more than 500 suspected cases recorded.It has worsened over the past two weeks, with doctors from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Uganda losing their lives to the deadly disease, and an American doctor and nurse still battling in the US for theirs. This worsening situation prevented President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s participation in the ongoing U.S-Africa Summit in Washington, which President Obama said he deeply regretted. Madam Sirleaf was instead represented by Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, Foreign Minister Augustine K. Ngafuan and a number of other cabinet ministers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Will Uhuru’s directive on EAC have an effect on KPL foreign quota rule?

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia Jacques Tuyisenge celebrates a goal in a past match with Meddie Kagere. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 29- On Tuesday, during his swearing in at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani, President Uhuru Kenyatta issued a directive that citizens from the East African Community will not need passports to travel into the country nor permits to work in Kenya.The discussion on the same has now been spilled into the local football arena with questions amounting as to whether East African Community players will be regarded as foreign players or not. The EAC is made up of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan and Burundi.Currently, the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) has capped the maximum number of foreign players a club can sign at five and this includes East African community players.“Well, it is something that just happened yesterday and we are yet to know whether or not it is law. As KPL, we operate with the law of the land. We have a Governing Council meeting tomorrow (Thursday) and this will come up in discussion,” KPL’s head of logistics and operations Frank Okoth told Capital Sport.FKF CEO Robert Muthomi and KPL logistics officer Frank Okoth.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the event that the same is adopted, then it will open up a door for clubs to fish out for more foreign players from the rest of the continent to add on to the huge Ugandan legion that currently plies its trade in the country.AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia who will represent the country at next year’s CAF competitions might see this as an opportunity to strengthen their squads to lift themselves into the same competitive levels as the opponents they will face.“This is a good thing and a bad thing. Clubs with money will now have a chance of signing more players which might be good especially with the CAF Competitions. But on the other side of the coin, it might be suicidal for the national team football and growth of talent in the country,” AFC Leopards chairman Dan Mule said.The same sentiments were shared by KPL’s Okoth who is of the opinion that an influx of players outside the country will water down the growth of local talent.In their current squad, Gor Mahia has one Ugandan, three Rwandese and one Burundian and if the same is effected, their foreign quota will drop down to zero and they will head most likely to West Africa and fish for more players.“You might find that in one instant, a team can field a squad of entirely foreign based players. That is not good for the country,” Okoth warned.AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano (left) and his assistant Tom Juma during their GOtv Shield match against Bidco United at the Thika sub County Stadium on July 27, 2017.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUAFC Leopards assistant coach Tom Juma also sees this as an impediment to local football, if KPL takes this route.“The national team will be hurt in the long run. If we have less players playing in the top league, then we won’t have good players for the national team. I believe we have enough talent in Kenya and we should not flood in more foreign players. Let’s build our players,” Juma, a former Kenyan international said.An example where this is implemented is in Europe where players from the European Union are not regarded as ‘foreigners’ and teams can sign as many as they wish. It is more profound in the English Premier League which has attracted many players due to its commercial appeal.The Football Association (FA) had brought this up for discussion a while ago, with their main concern being around their national team.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Exclusive – Southampton may not have the power to stop Schneiderlin leaving, says Lowe

first_imgRupert Lowe believes Southampton may have little choice but to bow to Morgan Schneiderlin’s wishes.Saints chairman Ralph Krueger has vowed that no more key players will be allowed to leave St Mary’s this summer after the high-profile departures of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers.Schneiderlin has made it clear he is not happy with the club’s stance, with the 24-year-old understood to be keen to force through a move to Tottenham.And Lowe, who negotiated the £1m signing of the French midfielder during his time as Saints chairman, has warned Krueger he has a battle on his hands to keep his promise.Speaking on The Sports Bar, Lowe said: “He’s a fantastic player, he’s a fantastic person and when we signed him from Strasbourg I was amazed we were able to do that. I was expecting to be competing with clubs like Arsenal because I personally think he is the probably best midfielder in English football at the moment.“I have huge admiration for him. I hope he stays at Southampton but, at the end of the day, if a bigger club comes in for him most players see that as a promotion, a bigger salary, and it is very difficult to keep them.”“The clubs don’t have the power they should have to control the situation,” he added. “The power lies with the players since the Bosman [ruling] and also the managers.“Many of the managers are fickle, they don’t commit themselves to the club. At the end of the day, it is not just developing players that is a long-term plan, it is also having managers for the long-term which is important. That is lacking in football. The pendulum used to be too much in favour of the clubs and now it is too much in favour of the managers and the players.”last_img read more

Video: DUCKS bring play to a halt during Zenit v Ludogorets friendly

first_imgZenit St Petersburg and Ludogorets Razgrad’s friendly had to be postponed on Wednesday – because a gaggle of pitch-invading ducks forced the game to a halt.The animals appeared to be lapping up the adverse weather conditions in Austria, where the Russian and Ukrainian champions were hoping to commence their training session with a light run out.The video of the bizarre footage is above.last_img

Monday’s sitting of Letterkenny District Court cancelled

first_imgThe sitting of Letterkenny District Court on Monday the 24th of July has been cancelled.All cases are adjourned to the sitting of Letterkenny District Court on Friday the 28th of July at 10:30am. Monday’s sitting of Letterkenny District Court cancelled was last modified: July 22nd, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:courtDistrict Courtletterkennylast_img read more


first_imgOne of Finn Harps most consistent performers grabbed the headlines as the Donegal outfit put a dent in Shelbourne’s promotion hopes with a 3-2 victory at Finn Park.Influential Harps midfielder Michael Funston scored twice against Shels.Mickey Funston scored twice for the Ballybofey club in what was a good warm-up game for Harps upcoming FAI Cup semi-final.The Dublin outfit took the lead on the half hour through Gareth Coughlan but Harps Damian McNulty cancelled this out in the 40th minute. Funston then scored his first and put Harps ahead in the 63rd minute.Bu Shels refused to give up and drew level when Dylan Connolly slotted home past Conor Wynn in the 70th minute.It looked like the game was heading for stalemate until Funston popped up in the 87th minute when his shot when in off the post.Harps received a massive ovation as left the pitch with the team giving it al on the night. Is a victory over St Pats in Dublin too much to ask? MICKEY DOES IT FOR ‘FUN’ AS HARPS PUT DENT IN SHELS’ PROMOTION HOPES was last modified: September 27th, 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:donegalfinn harpsMickey FunstonShelbournelast_img read more

Man who abandoned car in middle of road is fined

first_imgA man abandoned his car in the middle of the road in Castelfin and simply walked away.Jordan McClean appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged in connection with the offence on March, 2010 at Emmet Park, Castlefin. Gardai seized the car and McClean, of Fairgreen Hill, Letterkenny was contacted about the incident.He was fined €100 at court for not having a tax disc on the car.He failed to pay a fixed penalty notice for abandoning his vehicle and was fined €150.Man who abandoned car in middle of road is fined was last modified: April 28th, 2018 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

Del Norte makes statement with sweep over Arcata

first_imgArcata >> The Del Norte Warriors baseball team just made a statement — a very loud and clear one.The Warriors swept a doubleheader against the Arcata Tigers on Friday at the Arcata Ball Park, staking claim that they should be the team to beat in the Big 5 this season.Entering Friday’s doubleheader, Arcata (9-6 overall, 3-3 Big 5), by way of 9-5 victory over Del Norte (10-5, 3-1) on Tuesday in Crescent City, needed only one win against the Warriors to take the season series, and an inside …last_img read more

Hall leads Arcata boys into AIBT championship-round

first_imgGarrett Hall scored 21 points and the Arcata High boys basketball team secured a berth in the championship-round of the Arcata Invitational Basketball Tournament, beating last year’s champion Fortuna High 56-45 Friday night inside the Tiger Den.Hall scored 12 of his 21 points in the first-half. The senior ignited the Tigers’ offense with back-to-back layups midway through the first quarter, sparking an 11-3 run as Arcata (5-1) took a 15-10 lead into the second-quarter.“(Hall) is a four-year …last_img read more