FOOTBALL’S-world governing body, FIFA, has denied a request by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) to postpone its World Cup Qualifier on Good Friday, March 25, against Costa Rica at the National Stadium at 7 p.m. “The JFF wishes to advise that it made representation to FIFA for a possible change of date based on the sacred nature of Good Friday to many Jamaicans,” informed a JFF release yesterday. It added: “FIFA has responded that the change in date was not possible as the 2016 international match calendar has been approved since 2013.” Captain Horace Burrell, the JFF president, apologised. “Because we are a Christian society, I appealed to FIFA and asked them to postpone the game and have us play on another date. However, FIFA came back to us and said no,” Burrell told The Gleaner. “We had no intention to offend the Christians, but nothing can be done,” he emphasised. Burrell said arrangements could be made for a church service inside the venue before game time. “I am thinking of having a church service at the National Stadium before the game starts,” Burrell said. Meanwhile, ticket prices remain Grandstand Category One $6,500, Grandstand Category Two $5,500 and Bleachers $1,200.
He mentioned, in particular President of the Tivoli Gardens Football Club Edward Seaga, and chairman of the Clarendon-based Humble Lion FC Mike Henry as individuals who have been funding Premier League clubs outside of the sponsorship deals. ” Several of the clubs, too much is dependent on one individual,” Davies added. “When (for instance) Mr. Seaga decides he has given enough to Tivoli or Mike Henry at Humble Lion, is there a structure that will succeed if any of these individuals step out,” he mused. While declining to provide a dollar figure on how much it takes to run his club, Arnett Gardens, Davies said that after preparing a full budget he knows the present situation cannot continue. “The present model cannot last. You see from time to time teams get promoted, and by the next year, they are demoted. I believe that in the excitement of being promoted, I don’t think they realise what’s fully involved.” Similar scenarios CHAIRMAN of the Arnett Gardens Football Club Omar Davies does not believe that Jamaica’s top football league the Red Stripe Premier League, can survive under its current model. Davies, who was speaking to Maurice Foster on Power 106 FM’s Power Play on Thursday evening, said that while he is grateful for what his club receives from title sponsorship, it nothing compared to what it actually takes to run a club. “While there is a title sponsor, and I’m grateful for what they contribute, what we receive from sponsorship does not match up to what is required to keep a team going,” said Davies, a former minister of finance. The Premier League is currently sponsored by Red Stripe, which signed a three-year deal in 2011, which it renewed for five years in 2014. The value of the deal was not revealed but it was rumoured to be in the range of $800 million, which is divided among the 12 clubs in the league as well as going towards prize money for the winning team. The winning team for this season’s Premier League Montego Bay United won $2.5 million. This represents the biggest sponsorship of local football. “While I commend the powers that be in terms of the organisation of the Premier League, I have indicated to other clubs that we need to make the public aware of the cost of running a Premier League club for a year,” said Davies. Montego Bay United is heavily subsidised by the club’s president, Orville Powell, which Davies said is consistent with a number of other clubs in the league. “In several instances several clubs are surviving because of an individual, and I can name the clubs. “That’s not something that can go forward, and it doesn’t make sense to have two or three clubs surviving because you need a larger number for the Premier League to survive.”
Liberian fashion designers were praised for showcasing quality couture that stirred the crowd at the just ended 8th Annual Baltimore Fashion Week. Angie H and Crystal Wonyen, the two Liberian designers that participated in the event, displayed designs that personified their individual styles, ranging from bridal wear to specialty t-shirts to diverse designs. As the Angie H collection swung the runway, it captured the attention of women of all ages, and Angie was bold enough to introduce her exceptional collections. Another Liberian designer that pulled the audience with her amazing designs was Crystal Wonyen.“Liberian designs shown on the runway were the best I ever saw in my fashion career, especially the Angie H dress with the opening. It was elegant,” Sharan Nixon, founder and owner of the Baltimore Fashion week, said.“I had to leave my commentator post on many occasions just to come spy models that were wearing Liberian designs because the crowd was always going viral,” she noted.Ms. Nixon said they did a very good job by mixing their designs together with African fabric. “For me, Liberian fashion is made of quality, it was gorgeous,” she explained.Thrilled by the event, Ms. Nixon said the show created the platform that gives opportunity to designers and Liberian brands to show their collection to the world. She said “I’m glad that skills and talents of the designers were incredible and the audience loved it as I do.”Baltimore Fashion Week is an annual fashion show that creates opportunity for designers to present their collection to buyers, boutique owners, clients, and fashion trendsetters.This year, Fashion events witnessed a large number of new designers and designs that have taken part in numerous international Fashion shows.The event ran from August 11-16, 2015, with 20 designers showcasing their designs. “For this year’s show, we went back to our roots, ranging from site to designers,” Ms. Nixon added. She Nixon appealed to Liberian designers to not change their style but rather improve its mixture.She also emphasized that fashion is whatever is designed for the public in stylish ways that attract the attention of people who love fashion; and Liberians have grasped that concept.Meanwhile, the Founder of Liberia Fashion Marketing Junda Morris Kennedy has congratulated the designers for a job well done.“It brings me such a joy to be able to introduce Liberian fashion to international viewers, especially people from my organization,” she said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The owner of a car rental business was on Wednesday placed on $300,000 after he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Fabayo Azore to answer to three counts of forged chassis numbers on Toyota Premio motorcars.The court heard that Osafo Yarde, between March 19 and 21, at Georgetown, used fake chassis numbers on three Toyota Premio motor cars.Yarde however denied the allegations after the facts were read to him.Defence Attorney Glen Hanoman told the court that his client is the owner of K&O Car Rental, and he usually purchases used cars.He further noted that he bought the vehicles from a man for $2,500,000 each.Hanoman stated that there were witnesses present when an agreement of sale contract was signed with the seller of the motorcars.The Police Prosecutor objected to bail being granted, stating that additional charges are to be instituted against the accused. However, Yarde was released on $300,000 bail.He is expected to return to court on May 30.
– post-mortem proves elderly women were strangledFour persons – three males and one female — have been arrested in connection with the murder of 87-year-old Constance Fraser and 75-year-old Phyllis Caesar, whose bodies were discovered in their home at South Road and Albert Street, Georgetown.Two of the four have since confessed to the heinous crime, while the Police haveConstance Frasercontinued to grill the others.It was reported that the bodies of Fraser, known as “Mother Fraser”, and Caesar, her niece, were found in the wee hours of Tuesday.The women were found in the upper flat of the home, in their respective bedrooms, lying unconscious on their beds. Caesar’s hands and legs were bound, and a piece of cloth stuffed in her mouth.Police confirmed that the house was ransacked, which suggested that the murders stemmed from a robbery. In addition, detectives confirmed that the perpetrators may have gained entry to the home via the western door.According to reports, Caesar failed to report to her place of worship as is customary, prompting several attempts to contact the duo, all of which were to no avail. A congregation member then alerted the Police and together, they ventured into the home and discovered the two dead women.The elderly women were last seen alive while attending church on Monday evening.Congregation members crowded the street after news of the discovery spread and they informed Guyana Times that on multiple occasions, bandits broPhyllis Caesarke into the home of the two defenceless elderly women. During the most recent attack justabout a month ago, the criminals took off with a cellular phone as well as a quantity of cash.Meanwhile, the autopsy done on the bodies of the two women proved that they died as a result of asphyxiation due to suffocation and manual strangulation compounded with trauma to the head. The post-mortem was performed by local pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh.
A glitzy Guyana team will commence their campaign to retain the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional One-Day and 3-Day titles as they tackle Leeward Islands today at Amos Vale, St Vincent.The Guyana U-19 team along with their Coach and ManagerThe side led by Bhaskar Yadram departed for the island of St Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday morning through the Eugene F Correira International Airport. The Guyanese, who won the double titles last year, will face stiff competition from the likes of Leeward Islands, Windward Islands, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados.Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Secretary Anand Sanasie; Chairman of Selectors, Rayon Griffith and Nazimul Drepaul also met with players. The GCB executives assured the players of continued support in their careers and challenged them to return home with an unprecedented fifth regional championship.A number of players in the side have been consistent on the domestic scene, most of them the usual faces in the Guyana Jaguars Academy, which means they are usually fit and ready all year round.The strong Guyana team – coached by Julian Moore, who has numerous regional titles under his belt – feature a number of top players who have represented the Windies at one level or the other.Wicket-keeper-batsman Joshua Persaud, slow-bowler Ashmead Nedd, Yadram, Sachin Singh and pacer Qumar Torrington have all played for the Windies youth sides, with the first three playing in the U-19 World Cup earlier this year.A number of other high-class players include batsman Adrian Hinds, opener Alex Algoo, Junior Sinclair, and Kevlon Anderson, who have been in the national youth side a few years now.With a powerhouse team on paper and in form, Guyana will back their evenly-balanced side to deliver this season. Also, the experience of Manager Andy Ramnarine and Moore, who helped the U-19 team to lift the double titles last year should be a major boost to the team’s confidence.The 14-man squad: Bhaskar Yadram (Captain); Kevin Sinclair; Alex Algoo; Sachin Singh; Adrian Hinds; Joshua Jones; Junior Sinclair; Kevlon Anderson; Javed Karim; Yeudistir Persaud; Kelvin Umrao; Joshua Persaud; Ashmead Nedd and Qumar Torrington.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – SD60 students, participated in National Student Vote Week.SD60 shares, students learning about the government is part of the social studies curriculum in BC. National Student Vote Week is an excellent way to make connections between the curriculum and the importance of voting at local, provincial, and national levels.ELC students have been learning in class about Canadian politics and the Election with a school vote on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019. Dr. Kearney Middle School also participated in the program.- Advertisement -Student Vote is a learning program that gives students the opportunity of first-hand experience and knowledge of Canadian politics and the voting process.National Student Vote week runs from Tuesday, October 15th to Friday, October 18th, 2019, in schools across Canada. Schools that registered with the program received a Student Vote Election Manual, ballot boxes, voting screens and ballots.To view more on National Student Vote Week; CLICK HERE.Advertisement
Kevin McMenamin leaving courtTHE case against a former Donegal county footballer for alleged drink-driving last summer has been adjourned after claims that he should have received a certificate from a breathalyser in Irish and English. Kevin McMenamin, 34, of Termon, Co Donegal, appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday on a single charge of driving whilst over the drink-drive limit in July last year. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge.The court heard that Garda Kevin Hynes arrested McMenamin at 5am on July 26 in Ballyraine, Letterkenny, after spotting a black Toyota car being driven from side to side on the road.McMenamin’s eyes were blurred and he was slurring his words, said Garda Hynes, who arrested him and took him to Letterkenny Garda station to be breathalysed.At the station Garda Sean McDaid said McMenamin had behaved in an aggressive manner while being told he had to wait 20 minutes without consuming food or water or smoking before the test could be carried out.“He told Garda Hynes that he would see him again on a night out. He also called him a clown,” said Garda McDaid.Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian questioned Garda Hynes on why there was a 15-minute delay in processing the prisoner.Garda Hynes answered twice that he had been preparing the intoxilyzer machine. When asked the question for a third time, Judge Denis McLoughlin said he believed the garda had answered the question, with Garda Hynes replying: “I don’t know.”Mr Dorrian objected to the the judge interjecting, saying he was entitled to cross-exam the witness.The court heard the breathalyser machine gave a subsequent reading of 52 micro grammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, more than twice the legal drink-drive limit.The court that McMenamin had told gardai he’d had four pints of beer.This print-out, or certificate, was handed into the court.The solicitor then put forward a legal argument that his client was entitled to have the certificate in a bi-lingual format and the one produced by gardai was in English only.He said a similar legal challenge was due before the High Court.Judge McLoughlin said he would not proceed with the case whilst a legal challenge was before the High Court.He said he was also excluding himself from hearing the case again and adjourned the hearing until March 16 for a new date to be fixed.DRINK-DRIVE CASE AGAINST TERMON GAA STAR ADJOURNED OVER IRISH LANGUAGE DEFENCE was last modified: March 4th, 2015 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:chargedrink drivingKevin McMenaminLetterkenny District Court
Arsenal and Tottenham target Denis Suarez is also attracting the interest of Napoli and Roma.The 23-year-old went back to Barcelona last summer for around £2.5m after they activated their buy-back clause to re-sign him from Villarreal.However, since returning, the midfielder has not had as much action as he would have wanted and he has started just 12 La Liga games.It has sparked rumours Suarez could be off and Arsenal and Tottenham have been touted as possible destinations due to the fact they were after him while he was at Villarreal.However, according to Mundo Deportivo, Napoli and Roma are the ones fighting hardest to sign the Spaniard this summer.The Italian duo are ready to give Suarez the first-team football he craves and their offers could entice him into leaving the Nou Camp. Denis Suarez 1
Gardaí in Letterkenny are calling on the public to help investigations into a suspected arson on Sunday. The alarm was raised on Sunday afternoon at around 12.50pm.Some furniture was set alight on a spot of wasteland in Killylastin, which is in very close proximity to the Windmill View estate. Gardaí and fire services attended the scene and the blaze was extinguished before it could spread to nearby houses. Gardaí are now appealing to anyone in the area who may have observed the person/s responsible for lighting the fire to contact 074-9167100 or on the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.Antisocial behaviour has been been an issue in this particular area of wasteland, gardaí confirmed. Arson suspected in Letterkenny fire was last modified: November 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)