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#JAVotes2016: ‘Wi done wid politics war’ – Tel Aviv/South Side residents

first_imgLocated just metres from each other, supporters of the People’s National Party (PNP) stronghold in Parade Gardens – otherwise called Tel Aviv and those of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in South Side remained calm as they prepared to cast their votes early this morning. The two communities have been at political loggerheads for decades, but residents have said that the rivalry is now more gang – related. According to residents, there has been no recent politically related incident, but they are concerned about the state of shooting that has occurred in the area in recent weeks. “The gang rivalry still deh bout, but no politics. We dun wid dem ting deh long time. We are all friends,” Sandra Ellis said.last_img read more

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Top-seeded Thiem wins opener in Qatar

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dominic Thiem of Austria returns the ball to Evgeny Donskoy of Russia during the first round of the ATP Qatar Open tennis competition in Doha on January 1, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / KARIM JAAFARDOHA, Qatar — Top-seeded Dominic Thiem started the year with a 7-6 (3), 6-3 first-round win over Evgeny Donskoy of Russia at the Qatar Open on Monday.Thiem saved two set points in the first set.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Thomas to make debut with Cavs on Tuesday against Portland Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson “It’s nice to be top seeded,” the fifth-ranked Austrian said. “The season is going to be very long, and I hope that I can have a good start here.”Seventh-seeded Fernando Verdasco of Spain beat Dudi Sela of Israel 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 after winning the last 10 games.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 folkTwo-time defending champion Novak Djokovic withdrew on Saturday from the Qatar Open, his warm-up tournament for the Australian Open, after saying he still has pain in his right elbow. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View commentslast_img read more

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Minibus conductor in Herstelling accident succumbs

first_img… driver on .5M bailFollowing the death of the minibus conductor who succumbed to his injuries two days after the Herstelling,The minibus involved in the accidentEast Bank Demerara (EBD), minibus accident, the driver was charged on Friday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts with causing death by dangerous driving.Kevin Ferrel was granted bail by Magistrate Judy Latchman in the sum of $1.5 million. Ferrel pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on October 11, 2016, at the Herstelling Public Road, EBD, he drove a minibus bearing registration plates BVV 901 in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Leonard Henry.Attorney Stanley Moore, who represented the defendant, made an application for Ferrel to be granted his pre-trial liberty pending the outcome of the matter. His application for bail was on the basis that his client is not a flight risk, neither is he likely to interfere with the prosecution’s witnesses.The Police Prosecutor told the court that he had no objections to bail. As such, Ferrel was granted bail and ordered to return to court on November 1, for statements before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The court heard that the deceased was the owner of the bus.According to reports, just before 10:00h on Tuesday last, the driver of the Route 42 minibus lost control of the vehicle, causing it to crash into a utility pole before toppling on its left side. The accident occurred a short distance from the Providence Police Station.Additional reports reaching Guyana Times indicate that when the minibus toppled, the conductor’s head was pinned under the vehicle.A passenger who was in the bus spoke to this newspaper, relating that the bus was heading to Georgetown and as it was navigating the ‘S’ turn at Herstelling, it encountered problems.“The bus start wobbling like something wrong with the back wheel and when the bus go around the turn, it start wobbling more bad. (The driver) couldn’t pull breaks cause if he do that, everybody in the bus woulda look bad,” the man recalled.However, he continued that “the alternative the driver had to (take) was turn the bus to go over the other side (eastern carriage way) but when the bus turn, it fall on the one side.”According to the passenger who sustained injuries to his left arm and shoulder, the conductor sustained the most severe injuries as he was bleeding profusely from his nose and mouth.“Well the bus fall on (the conductor) head, how he deh on the road, the bus fall on his head… I went right behind he but I couldn’t help he cause I was in a bad state. All I do was try to run out the bus and try to check meh self,” the man recalled.The other passengers with serious injuries were 16-year-old Jessica Saywanauth who sustained injuries to her back and a 52-year-old Chinese national, Jing Bin Su, who was injured to the back of his neck.This newspaper also spoke to a few other passengers who sustained minor injuries and they claimed the bus was speeding.Meanwhile, construction workers nearby told Guyana Times that they heard the loud impact and subsequently saw the bus on its side. Public spirited citizens along with Police Officers from the nearby station rushed to the scene, and assisted in pulling the passengers from the overturned vehicle. They were then placed into another minibus and taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where most of them were treated and sent away while Henry, Saywanauth and Jing Bin Su were transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital for further treatment.last_img read more

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CSO Platform Wants GoL Comply with UNHRC Reports on Human Rights Violation

first_imgAdama K. Dempster (center) addresses Journalists at a press conference held in MonroviaThe Civil Society Human Rights Advocacy Platform of Liberia has intensified its call for the Government of Liberia to comply with the concluding observations adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights as well as the full implementation of its recommendations.The CSOs’ call comes in the wake of the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s consideration of Liberia’s initial reports at its 305 and 3451 meetings held in July, 2018 in Swaziland.  The committee, according to the CSOs, adopted its concluding observations which highlighted recommendations made by the Civil Society Human Rights Advocacy Platform of Liberia, CSO groups and other stakeholders.Adama K. Dempster, secretary-general of the CSO Platform, told journalists at a news conference held in Monrovia on Wednesday, August 1, that it is about time that the government fully implements these recommendations set forth by the UN concluding observations, while assuring that a follow-up mechanism is being put in place by CSOs and the human rights community, to ensure the promotion and protection of human rights that would foster the rule of law in the country.According to him, the group has highlighted one of the recommendations on impunity and past human rights violations, which have been selected by the UNHRC as a priority for full follow-up procedures.He noted the committee further welcomes the progress made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), but expressed concern that none of the alleged perpetrators of gross human rights violations and war crimes mentioned in the reports has been brought to justice.He reminded the Government of Liberia of its huge obligations, most especially issues in the reports that note with concern the absence of a comprehensive program of reparations, to ensure that the TRC recommendations, which remain a challenge, is fully implemented.“We however re-emphasized our call for the government to issue a statement without further delay, to outline progress in the implementation of the TRC recommendations and to commit to the prosecution of past crimes as part of such statements,” he stated in the release.The group, in its press statement, further called on the Liberian government to institute a process of accountability for past gross human rights violations and war crimes, to conform to international standards.It also recommends the government ensure the expertise of the judiciary, which will give victims an access to justice, due process and fair trial, among others that were also outlined in the statement.It may be recalled early this year, Liberia presented a shadow report and elaborated upon its participation in the 123th Section in Geneva. Following its reports, the UN Human Rights Committee’s concluding observations outlined concerns and set out appropriate measures to be taken by the Liberian government on a range of issues, including Liberia’s constitutional and legal framework, the financial resources and the process of appointing commissioners and chairpersons of the Independent Commission on Human Rights.It also pointed out the issues of impunity and past human rights violations, non-discrimination and gender equality, harmful practices and gender-based violence, the death penalty, conduct of police officers and excessive use of force, trafficking in persons and forced labor, prison conditions, administration of justice and fair trials, freedom of expression, rights of a child, participation in public affairs and customary lands.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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Essequibo Coast drinking spree ends in murder

first_img…drunken uncle stabs nephew to deathA drinking spree among family members ended in murder at Bush Lot, Essequibo Coast on Monday.Undertakers removing Naresh Ramdass’s bodyDead is Naresh Ramdass, a father of one of Fourth Street, Bush Lot, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam). Reports are Ramdass, along with his brother and uncle, was imbibing when an argument ensued.Guyana Times was told that the trio usually imbibed together, and it has become a norm for them to fight in the process. However, on Monday, the fight ended with Ramdass’s death.A relative told this newspaper that about midday on Monday, Ramdass was seen with a piece of wood in his hand heading in the direction of the seawall, which is about 80 feet from his home with blood on his body. The Police were informed and responded promptly. However, by the time they arrived, Ramdass was dead and his uncle fled the scene. He was subsequently apprehended at a Police road block in Suddie.Ramdass’s body was taken to the Suddie Public Hospital mortuary. Ramdass leaves to mourn his wife and daughter. Police are investigating. (Mohanlall Seulall)last_img read more

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Race Against Hunger campaign underway to benefit local food bank

first_imgHe added the great thing about the Race for Hunger campaign is that it tends to generate a lot of momentum that carries forward even after the Fall Fair.The food drive at the Co-op Mall continues until 4 p.m. this afternoon. However, donations of non-perishable items and cash can be made at the fairgrounds from Friday until Sunday by locating EnCana`s natural gas-powered truck-wagon. Kettles will also be set up at the main entrance to the fairgrounds and at the entrance to the grandstand. “The Race Against Hunger” campaign will be soliciting donations of non-perishable food items and cash to benefit the Dawson Creek Salvation Army’s food bank. Today, representatives from the WPCA, EnCana and the Salvation Army were at the Co-op Mall in an attempt to drum up support for the campaign.”We’ve done this throughout the summer with EnCana, so at every stop for the Race Against Hunger we`ve had (chuckwagon) drivers come out to the local grocery stores and help to raise money and donations for the local food banks, and it has been extremely successful so far,” said Meghan McIvor, marketing manager for the WPCA. “The drivers all love it, it’s one of their favourite things to come and participate in.”EnCana has generously committed to donating $2 for every pound of food raised, and will also match any monetary donations dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $10,000. McIvor said based on the response from Dawson Creek residents so far, she has no doubt that maximum contribution will be reached.- Advertisement -“They`re doing spectacular, the community has really embraced it,” she said.For Rick Fraser, a chuckwagon driver from Wetaskawin, Alta., who is taking part in his 12th Fall Fair, the food bank drives are a very significant part of the circuit.”To me, it`s one of the really, truly important things we do is to give back to a community when we are in that community,” he said. “Everybody can relate to the need, because you never know if you’re going to need to stand in that line one day, and you’ll be appreciative if somebody has helped you.”Advertisement He said the Dawson Creek Fall Fair is truly a unique event.  “This is one of the last few true fall fairs that we have. Not often do you get to a fair anymore where there are agriculture displays, gymkhana for kids, and horse pulls – there`s something for every member of the family at this thing.”John MacDonald, family services director for the Salvation Army, said the response so far from the community has been overwhelming. He said, for example, the food bank was getting very low of powdered milk and fresh beef, but thanks to the generosity of a few citizens, he said both items have been restocked.”It’s going really well, and I`m really excited about it,” he said.Advertisementlast_img
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Exclusive – Southampton supporters need a reality check, says ex-striker Davies

first_imgKevin Davies insists he is not ‘overly concerned’ by the mass exodus at Southampton this summer.Having lost their manager Maurino Pochettino to Tottenham, a host of key players have also departed St Mary’s in the close season.Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren have joined Liverpool, Luke Shaw has left for Manchester United and Calum Chambers is on his way to Arsenal.Unsurprisingly, the fire sale has not gone down well with supporters, but Davies has faith in the club’s owner, Katharina Liebherr, and is backing the Saints to move on and thrive with a new look team.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “They are victims of their own success. They had a fantastic season last year and unfortunately now the big clubs have come knocking and taken their best players.“It is unfortunate for the club, but it is something they have done in the past. They have sold the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott and Gareth Bale. It’s something they do.“It is a fantastic club. I had some great years there. I left in 2003, when they finished eighth, and they have kind of gone full circle and finished eighth last season. There has been a lot that has happened over those years with the administration and double relegation, but I’m not overly concerned.“They have got fantastic owners and they will reinvest that money. They are not afraid to break the transfer record. They have broken that three or four times over the last few years. They need to do that again now and really strengthen the squad.”Davies accepts it may be a difficult transition period for the club, but he believes the appointment of Ronald Koeman as Pochettino’s successor is a good one and says Liebherr and the Southampton board deserve the fans’ backing.“It will have an effect [losing so many players], there is no doubt about that, but they have got a manager in there in Ronald Koeman who is a fantastic name,” he said.“The fans will be worried but look at the players that are coming through, players like Matt Targett and Lloyd Isgrove. There will be players that continue to come through. They have invested the money into the academy, the infrastructure, so there are a lot of positives.“I think, as fans, sometimes you need to take a reality check. Four years ago they were winning the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. Now they find themselves back in the Premier League, with good owners who have put the money back in, and players coming through. They’ll make three or four good signings.”last_img read more

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‘He’s the most expensive English player ever, that’s embarrassing!’ – Some of the best reaction as Manchester City confirm signing of Raheem Sterling from Liverpool

first_img1 Raheem Sterling England international Raheem Sterling has completed his move to Manchester City from Liverpool.The 20-year-old becomes the club’s record signing and the most expensive English footballer after sealing a move which could be worth up to £49m.Sterling has been subject to criticism for swapping Anfield for the Etihad and you can see some of the best reaction to his transfer below…last_img

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Seven brilliant pictures of Jurgen Klopp celebrating trophy wins to get Liverpool fans excited

first_imgIt was what every Liverpool fan wanted to hear last night.“Manchester City or Everton – we will win the cup,” Jurgen Klopp emphatically told Sky Sports after defeating Stoke City on penalties to reach the final of the League Cup.If Reds fans weren’t already excited about their long-term prospects under the German, they surely are now with such a comment rattling in their ears.And, as the red side of Merseyside quiver with anticipation ahead of Everton and Manchester City’s semi-final second leg, we thought it might be good to stoke the flames and get them even more ramped up about the possibility of silverware under their energetic boss.So, we’ve found some brilliant pictures of Klopp celebrating trophy wins that will get all Liverpool fans excited.Click the right arrow above to check out the images… 7 7 6. And get covered in the amber nectar too, although there may be a reason Antonio da Silva wasn’t given a new contract after this… 7 7 7 3. Jurgen Klopp is a safe pair of hands with a trophy too (just!) 7 7 4. Jurgen Klopp stands proudly with the Bundesliga championship trophy 2. An open bus top ride through Liverpool looks like it could quite fun by the looks of it 1. It’s going to be party time on Merseyside if Liverpool win the League Cup – Click the right arrow for more pictures of Jurgen Klopp celebrating trophy wins… 5. After a trophy win, Jurgen Klopp is always happy to get the beers in 7. The charming German goofball can’t help but gurn even when celebrating a title winlast_img read more

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Hero Davitt back in USL frame after gold medal award

first_imgDAVITT WALSH has returned to the Ulster Senior League squad for this afternoon’s FAI Intermediate Interprovincial Tournament clash with Connacht.Last night in Dublin, Walsh was presented with the Michael Heffernan Gold Medal for Marine Gallantry.At a function in Farmleigh House, Walsh was presented with the award by the Transport Minister, Shane Ross. The honour was in recognition of his “bravery at huge peril to his own safety to risk life, in an effort to save the life of a child”.In March, Walsh saved four-month-old baby Rionaghac-Ann McGrotty when he dived into the water at Buncrana harbour.Six members of the family were trapped in a car that slid into Lough Swilly. Five members of the family lost their lives: the baby’s father Sean McGrotty, her two brothers Mark and Evan, her grandmother Ruth Daniels, and her 14-year-old aunt Jodie Lee Daniels.Walsh carried little Rionaghac-Ann to safety and has been hailed as a hero in the weeks and months since. The Fanad United striker says that football has been ‘a release’. He was given a guard of honour when he made his return to action for Fanad in a game against Derry City Reserves at Triagh-A-Locha in April.Walsh left Dublin after last night’s ceremony to go to Cork to join with his USL team-mates, who defeated Leinster 3-1 in the opening game of the Tournament with goals by Mark Moran, Paul McVeigh and Ryan Varma.Joint captain Walsh is back in the squad today as the USL face Connacht at Douglas Hall (kick-off 1.30pm).“Football is a massive help for me in dealing with everything,” Walsh said.“It’s been a very difficult thing to deal with and been a very traumatic experience, the whole thing. Life won’t ever be the same, but you have to try and be normal and just get on with things. “Playing football with Fanad and even this weekend going to Cork for the Interpros, it’s all a release and it’s brilliant for me. Football has been huge for me in the last few months.”USL manager Peter Moran said of Walsh: “He’s fabulous to have around the dressing room. He’s an inspirational man. He’s a fine player too. I had Davitt at Derry City Under-21s about ten years ago and know him well. I’m delighted to have him in the squad this weekend.”Results – FAI Intermediate Interprovincial TournamentUlster Senior League 3 Leinster Senior League 1Munster Senior League 1 Connacht 0Fixtures Saturday, October 151.30pmUlster Senior League v Connacht                            Douglas Hall 3.30pmMunster Senior League v Leinster Senior LeagueO’Shea Park, Blarney Sunday, October 16, 10.45amLeinster Senior League v Connacht Ringmahon ParkMunster Senior League v Ulster Senior League    Turner’s CrossHero Davitt back in USL frame after gold medal award was last modified: October 15th, 2016 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

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