Caribbean in Infantino’s plans

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – FIFA presidential hopeful Gianni Infantino says he will make the Caribbean a priority if he is elected to the organisation’s highest post. Currently UEFA’s general secretary, Infantino is among six candidates set to contest the February 24 election in Switzerland, in a bid to replace the disgraced incumbent Sepp Blatter.   “I can bring a lot to this region, to this part of the world. I have seen many presidents who are committed to the game and organising football, sometimes in difficult circumstances and we have to help,” Infantino said during a visit here Thursday to meet with Trinidad and Tobago FA chief David John-Williams. The 46-year-old Infantino is a Swiss and Italian national who has served as UEFA general secretary for the last seven years.last_img read more

Davis returns, leads Pelicans past Blazers, 119-113

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals DeMarcus Cousins had 24 points and 19 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday scored 25 points for New Orleans, which hit the halfway point of the regular season one game above .500 and in the Western Conference playoff picture, but still in need of more consistency and less sloppiness.While the Pelicans shot 54.9 percent (45 of 82), they nearly threw the game away with 18 turnovers, which Portland converted into 28 points.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 folkDamian Lillard and C.J. McCollum each scored 23 points for Portland, which attempted 42 3-pointers and missed 30 of them.Al-Farouq Aminu had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Jusuf Nurkic added 19 points for the Blazers. Shabazz Napier scored 17 points in his seventh start of the season, and his 3-pointer gave the Blazers their biggest lead at 75-67 in the third quarter. Soon after, however, Rajon Rondo’s 3 ignited an 11-2 New Orleans run that also included Cousins’ cutting dunk as he was fouled, and the Pelicans preserved a single-digit lead the rest of the way. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Anthony Davis’ restored mobility was evident when he used a behind-the-back dribble to cross up defender Ed Davis, who stumbled backward into Aminu. The Pelicans star then drove down the lane and finished a short floater as he was fouled by Zach Collins.Later, Davis went well above the rim to throw down a sly alley-oop lob from Cousins, who suddenly tossed the ball up with his right hand after initiating a dribble drive from the top of the key.New Orleans led by as many as 16 points in the second quarter when Cousins’ 3 capped a 16-4 run that made it 45-29.But Lillard, who had just four points midway through the second quarter, pulled the Blazers back by scoring nine quick points during a 13-4 run, hitting two 3s and a driving layup as he was fouled.McCollum and Aminu added 3s to further close the gap, and Lillard’s steal of Holiday’s pass and breakaway dunk tied it at 61 heading into halftime.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ 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 View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Heat guard Dion Waiters decides to have ankle surgery New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, right, blocks a shot by Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis scored 36 points in his return from a right ankle sprain, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Portland Trail Blazers 119-113 on Friday night.Davis did not appear at all bothered by the injury that kept him out of Wednesday night’s narrow loss in Memphis, scoring on everything from explosive dribble drives to soaring dunks.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Proud achievement

first_imgDear Editor,All Guyana is abuzz with the news that Troy Doris won gold in the men’s Triple Jump at the Commonwealth Games.Good for you, Troy. All Guyana is deliriously happy and proud of your achievement, and wish you and the rest of the Guyana team many more successes.No doubt, the persons behind Troy’s success, such as his family and friends, coach and such like, can also feel a sense of pride.Sincerely,Shamshun Mohamedlast_img

U.S. Gives $256M to Boost Energy, Roads

first_imgThe United States government, through its Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), has provided US$256.7 million to the Liberian government to help put finishing touches to many of its infrastructure projects currently ongoing, especially the energy and road sectors.MCC is a bilateral United States foreign aid agency established by the U.S. Congress in 2004, but it was not until 2008 that Liberia became eligible to benefit. The MCC is an independent agency for allotting international assistance from the US government in addition to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).The latest assistance to the Liberian government is meant to provide substantial support to the government’s energy program and to help maintain the increasing number of roads under construction across the country.The disclosure was made by Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara Konneh yesterday during a Cabinet meeting held at the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia. The meeting was chaired by Vice President Joseph Boakai.Minister Konneh said the fund could not have come at a better time when the country is poised to complete the only major source of energy, the Mount Coffee Hydro Plant in White Plains, outside Monrovia.He indicated that when completed, the hydro would provide the needed energy that would boost and fast-track the country’s development.“This donation provides substantial support in a timely way to the energy sector and the maintenance of roads across the country. It will also give capacity supports to these sectors,” he said.Minister Konneh maintained that Liberia’s economy would not grow until the problem of energy, which many say is holding the development of the country hostage, is resolved.“The economy will not grow if we do not fix the energy problem that we have in this country. We can cry from now to judgment day, the economy will not get to where we want it to be until we have stable and cheap electricity in this country,” Minister Konneh insisted.He also disclosed that Liberia has been selected on the MCC Board, which places the country in a better position to receive more funding in the future.The government’s journey with the MCC started in 2008 with a threshold program that attracted US$80M, opening the door for Liberia to participate in the program. The money was used to support girls’ education, land reform programs and other government policies.He noted that the US government, through the MCC, will establish an autonomous agency to manage the MCC’s engagement with the Liberian government.The MCC national program is headed by former Foreign Minister Monie Captan, who along with renowned Economist Samuel Tweh, is also spearheading the Compact Constraints Analysis component of the program.Meanwhile, the two administrations under which the MCC project agreement was reached will be coming to an end in the next two years, but the project, which has a five-year life span, will live for new administrations to inherit.US President Barrack Obama’s tenure comes to an end next year while President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ’s expires the following year 2017.This means that the project would serve as a bridge that will bring two new governments together and help boost the already cordial and bilateral relations between the two countries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

American charged for forging land title

first_imgAn American man was charged on Friday when he stood before a senior Magistrate in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on a charge of attempting to forge a land title document. Michael Ross denied that on March 17, 2018, in the vicinity of Georgetown with intent to defraud, he forged a declaration, purporting to show that it was issued by the public trustee while knowing same to be forged.It was reported on June 22, 2018, by the Virtual Complainant, Jennifer McCalmont, that a declaration in the matter of state of Robert Ross (deceased) had a discrepancy (a scratch) on the name Brenda Hunt Tudor initialled “MR” omitting her name from the said declaration. She was further told that she may not be a part and was taken off of the said document. Hence, the woman made a report to the police who launched an investigation into the matter. Ross was arrested and charged with the offence.In court on Friday, Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh opposed bail as he informed the court that Ross is a flight risk. Ross was nonetheless released on $50,000 by Magistrate Leron Daly on the condition that he lodges his passport at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and report once weekly to the police until the completion of the case. The case will continue on March 1.last_img read more

United come before my future, says Mourinho

first_imgThat led to conjecture that Mourinho was not happy with the efforts of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who handles player signings at Old Trafford.Equally damaging has been Mourinho’s relationship with star player Paul Pogba, which has come under close scrutiny after comments made by the France midfielder.Mourinho was in particularly dour and uncooperative mood ahead of his team’s Premier League meeting with Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham on Monday, although, in one of his few talkative moments, he did reveal his gratitude for the support shown by fans over the first two games of the season.“The supporters were fantastic in both matches,” said Mourinho. “Not for me, for the team which is the only thing that matters.“In my career I was never selfish and thinking about myself, I was always a club man.“That’s what I am. I am really happy when the supporters they support the team. Against Leicester, you can say in a normal situation because the team was playing well and was winning.“But to be supportive of the team against Brighton, where we didn’t play well and lost the match, it gives you a fantastic feeling.“I hope that feeling, the players also feel it and the players they are ready to give them everything they have.”– Winning style –Mourinho refused to discuss even the most banal of topics with the media, other than to claim that he was not left frustrated by the defeat at Brighton last weekend.“No, it is not a frustration because it would also be a frustration if we win every match against the non top-six team and don’t win against the top six, that would also be a frustration,” he said.“We want to win all the time. We want to play well all the time. We don’t want to make mistakes. That is what you always want.“We want a winning style. Don’t make defensive mistakes. Be dominant. Chances, score goals and go home with the three points.”Mourinho has clearly been unhappy with the coverage the mainstream media has provided of his club over the past few months — especially a disappointing transfer market and his obviously tricky relationship with key figures at Old Trafford.And, in response, Mourinho refused to address the issue of whether or not he had entered the new season with a squad that was to his satisfaction.“You know my answer,” said Mourinho.“I do not need to answer because I do not even know sometimes why I am here because you know everything.“During the week it looks like you show that you know everything then I come here and you ask me questions. It’s a bit strange.”Even when United’s hapless press officer attempted to move the line of questioning onto the meeting with Tottenham, Mourinho refused to play ball or discuss Pochettino’s side.When asked for his opinion on Spurs’ failure to strengthen their squad this summer, he snapped: “It is not my problem.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has presided over a troubled period at Old Trafford © AFP / Glyn KIRKMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 27 – Jose Mourinho insists he is only interested in the future prosperity of Manchester United rather than his own position at the troubled club.Mourinho has found his future as United manager the subject of much discussion after a tempestuous period, dating back to a frustrating close-season transfer window.last_img read more


first_imgThe ferry sails into a very busy Rathmullan.The Rathmullan to Buncrana Ferry will officially begin siblings today and operate for the rest of the summer months.The ferry will operate on a daily basis from 10am until 8pm across Lough Swilly.The service will be operated for a total of 13 weeks by Dominic Sweeney, the well-known operator of the Arranmore Ferry.The current ferry, ‘Coll’, can currently accommodate 8 cars on each sailing as well as foot passengers. It is hoped that an even larger ferry will cater for the many tourists set to descend upon Donegal for what hopefully will be a sunny summer.A ‘FERRY’ BUSY TIME AHEAD AS RATHMULLAN/BUNCRANA SERVICE SAILS TODAY was last modified: June 16th, 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) Tags:buncranadonegalferryRathmullansailinglast_img read more


first_imgLabour Senator Jimmy Harte is encouraged by the news that Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is traveling to Washington to advance the case of the undocumented Irish in America, many of whom are from Donegal.“I spoke personally today with the Tánaiste about the situation and he assured me that this visit to Washington is for the sole purpose of helping those who find themselves in a legal purgatory. He will meet with US officials as well as Senators and members of the House of Representatives.“The legislation – which was drafted over several months by a cross-party group of eight US Senators – includes provisions that would help resolve the plight of thousands of undocumented Irish people who are living illegally in the US. It also provides for future legal migration between Ireland and the US,” he said. The Letterkenny-based Senator said the Bill is a very positive development which, if adopted, would help to end the great hardship and uncertainty faced by undocumented Irish in the US and their families here in Ireland and Donegal is a county with many sons and daughters in America.“There are thousands of families at home who are directly affected by the situation and I know personally of Irish people in the US who were unable to travel home for family occasions such as funerals and weddings.“The inclusion of a new provision to allow several thousand Irish citizens to legally avail of employment opportunities in the US every year is also particularly welcome.”He added that both of these issues have been a key focus of the Tánaiste who is personally committed to getting a solution to the situation. “He has ongoing engagement with political leaders in the US, particularly during his visit to Washington D.C. over St. Patrick’s Day when he discussed the draft Senate Bill with Secretary of State, John Kerry, and several other members of Congress.“I am conscious that the overall issues involved are complex and sensitive ones within the US political system and that much further debate is likely to be required before the final shape of any overall legislation becomes clear.“The Tánaiste will this week will hopefully make contact with the bi-partisan group of US Senators who have spearheaded this historic initiative. The Government will continue to liaise closely with them and other key stakeholders in Congress and throughout the Irish-American community.“This draft Senate Bill is another significant step towards an ultimate outcome that has been long-sought by generations of Irish migrants to the US and their families”. HARTE WELCOMES TANAISTE’S EFFORTS TO PROMOTE PLIGHT OF UNDOCUMENTED was last modified: July 10th, 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:Senator Jimmy HarteTanaiste Eamon Gilmoreundocumentedlast_img read more


first_imgGardai in Ballybofey have appealed for witnesses after today’s fatal road crash at Loughmore on the Barnesmore Gap. “The collision occurred at approximately 11.50am,” said a Garda spokesman.“A 69-year-old man was seriously injured in the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was taken to Letterkenny General hospital where a post mortem was carried out. The driver of the truck was uninjured. “The road was closed to facilitate a Forensic Collision Examination and has since reopened.“Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact the Gardai in Ballybofey on 074 913770, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.” FATAL CRASH: GARDAÍ APPEAL FOR WITNESSES AFTER DEATH OF 69-YEAR-OLD was last modified: May 7th, 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:BallybofeyBarnesmorefatakfatalroad crashlast_img read more


first_imgBY JOHN COONEY in Monaghan: A CO Donegal man allegedly caught with cocaine with a street value estimated at €12,500 has been released from custody today on bail.Damian Alcorn, who is 33, was arrested at the weekend by Traffic Corps Gardaí at Emyvale, Co Monaghan, just as he was about to drive into Co Tyrone.It was alleged at Monaghan District Court that Alcorn, from Drumabodan, Kilmacrennan, had the cocaine in his possession and was returning to Donegal from Dublin at the time of his arrest. He was charged with possession of a Class A drug and possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply.Gardaí opposed a bail application.However Judge Conal Gibbons released Alcorn on a €1,000 cash bail.The accused man was ordered to reside at his address, close to Leitir just outside Kilmcrennan.He was also ordered to sign on three times per week at Letterkenny Garda Station.Today’s court appearance followed a major operation by Gardaí. A 32-year-old woman who was in the car with Alcorn was released without charge.MAN ON COCAINE HAUL CHARGES IS GIVEN BAIL TO RETURN TO DONEGAL was last modified: November 10th, 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:cocaine chargesDamian AlcornEmyvaleMonaghanlast_img read more