Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore is confident he can achieve great things as Reggae Boyz coach after the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) announced yesterday that he will remain in charge of the national senior team for their next two international friendly games set for February 3 and 16 against the USA and Honduras, respectively. Whitmore says he believes he is getting closer to landing the job on a more permanent basis and expects to be in charge of the team until at least the Gold Cup tournament in July. “It’s always a pleasure (to coach the national team) it’s something I want to do and I know that I can achieve great things. We just need time to put things in place to make it successful,” Whitmore told The Gleaner yesterday “I wouldn’t say (the appointment is just for) two games, because I am thinking it (appointment) will be up to the Gold Cup, so I definitely believe I will lead the team into the Gold Cup and I think I am getting closer to landing the job on a more permanent basis,” Whitmore commented. Appointing a national coach has been a hot topic among local football observers since the programme parted ways with German coach Winfried Schäfer, last year. Whitmore was appointed for two Caribbean Cup games against Guyana and Suriname, which the team won and even though the game against Honduras was announced over a week ago, the coaching situation was not defined until now. “We are determined to offer all possible opportunities to the technical staff to prepare our team to not only successfully defend our Caribbean Cup title in June and to maintain our good performance at the CONCACAF Gold Cup but to strengthen the Reggae Boyz brand on the international stage,” said JFF president Captain Burrell through a press release yesterday. It also confirmed that Jerome Waite will continue to serve as Whitmore’s assistant. Meanwhile, Whitmore said he wants to encourage young local talents to believe they can be a part of the national team and that he will be assembling a squad as soon as possible to begin preparation. “It’s a work in progress we want to get the players committed to playing for the country again, we want to strike a balance between local and overseas players because we keep hearing about this debate and we don’t want to miss out on the fact that we want to develop local players and get them wanting to play for their country again,” Whitmore said. “We have a lot of youngster who want to represent the country and we have to assure them that opportunity. We are trying to put a squad together, so by (this) weekend we should have a squad together, because we have to start the ball rolling as soon as possible,” he added. The game against the USA will be played in Chattanooga, Tennessee at the Finley Stadium beginning at 7 p.m., while the game against Honduras will be played at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) assigned in Brewerville and its environs have collaborated with members of the community in launching a community watch team to complement the work of the police in combating crime in the area.The launch of the ‘Community Watch Team of Police Zone Six and its Depot’ over the weekend attracted hundreds of residents to the Zone Six Police Station in Brewerville City.The watch team was empowered with assorted items including torch lights, eight cartons of assorted batteries, several dozen whistles, packs of coffee and tea and a motorbike.The items were provided to the team by former Police Director, Marc Amblard, who is also a resident of the community. Nelson Freeman, Police Chief of Public Safety, said that the watch team was set up in the area “because police have over the years observed the alarming rate of rape cases and multiple crimes in the community, which have claimed the attention of the government.”“Zone six,” he said, “is not one of the hot spots for criminal activities, but the increasing incidents of rape in the area have claimed the attention of the government to the extent that the police is constrained to increase its presence in the community.”Col. Freeman admitted that police officers cannot be assigned to every corner to fight crime without the support of community members. He therefore called on residents of every community in the country, including residents of Brewerville, to collaborate with the police to curb the wave of criminal activities. He revealed that police in Western countries “with so much sophistication, like the United States” depend on members of the community to help effectively fight crimes. Col. Freeman urged residents of the six communities in Brewerville to see the police as their friends and work with them through the leadership of the watch forum. He also assured the residents that the police, through the instrumentality of Director Chris C. Massaquoi, is doing everything possible to weed out “unprofessional individuals” from the force, adding that in every organization there are bad apples that need to be thrown out.“The way we conduct ourselves can also be the reason why members of the public do not sometimes interact with us. But we are doing everything to get out unprofessional officers in order to restore public confidence in the police,” he added.Former Police Director Amblard, who initiated the formation of the community watch team, said as a member of the community, he was not happy with repeated reports of crimes being committed in the community.“For me, I am protected because my house is fenced-in. But many of my neighbors are exposed to would be criminals, and so I decided to help,” he said, as he presented the “crime deterrent and or fighting items” to Zone Six Commander, Blama Yancy.Amblard turned over the assorted items to the leadership of the watch team through the police. He also expressed gratitude to members of the community who contributed money to buy the items. Zone Six Police Commander, Blama B. Yancy lauded Mr. Amblard and other community members who contributed toward the establishment of the watch team.Yancy (CO Six) said that since he took over the Brewerville detail some time ago, the relationship between the police and the locals has been cordial.Commander Yancy announced that he will soon inaugurate an 11-room community initiated police station, which is near completion in Brewerville City.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
SOCU arrestsFormer Attorney General Anil Nandlall has observed that the latest utterance from Minister of State, Joseph Harmon lends support to the contentions that the series of arrests and detentions by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) is politically driven.Harmon, during a post-Cabinet press briefing, proclaimed that former Presidents should relinquish their constitutional right of immunity upon returning to active politics. His comments come on the heels of past President and present Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo being cleared from answering to any SOCU officials after he invoked his immunity under Article 182 of the Constitution of Guyana.Harmon indicated that it was unreasonable to claim that immunity while being actively involved in day-to-day politics.In summary, Article 182 states that a President shall not be personally answerable to any court for any act done in the performance in the functions of his office; no criminal nor civil proceedings can be instituted against him, in his personal capacity in respect of any acts done in the performance of his office, either during the term of office or thereafter; and while he holds office or performs the functions of Office of the President, no criminal nor civil proceedings shall be instituted or continued against him in respect of anything done or omitted to be done by him in his private capacity.Jagdeo held the office of President and performed the functions of that office during the period August 11, 1999 –December 3, 2011.Pradoville 2, a housing project currently under SOCU’s investigation, was developed and lots allocated thereof to the several allottees during the period that Jagdeo was President.Government has repeated that the project was tainted with illegalities, because the land was sold for below market value.A Police investigation was subsequently launched on the basis of the report of a forensic audit, which was conducted into the matter, but the Opposition members strongly believe it was not a case about criminality but a political witch-hunting exercise.Consequently, that SOCU officials arrested Jagdeo to answer questions about decisions he made during his tenure as President is glaringly unconstitutional.Unlawful arrestNandlall has since contended that this arrest was unlawful since Jagdeo’s decisions as a President are protected by the Constitution and he is, therefore, not answerable to a court.Nandlall, in a statement over the weekend, said the State Minister’s assertions validate the opinion that SOCU’s probe into Pradoville 2 is purely political.“By advancing that argument, Harmon has unwittingly corroborated the Opposition’s contentions that the recent arrests and detention were politically driven, were an expression of political witch-hunting and were intended to intimidate the political Opposition. We now have, from the mouth of one of the highest ranking officials of this Government, who happens to be an Attorney-at-Law, confirming that if a former President continues to participate in active politics, the Government will deny him his constitutional immunities,” he stated.Nandlall also opined that such comments send wrong and dangerous signals.“They can result in high constitutional protections, rights and freedoms to be whittled down by the opinion and interpretation of a legally untrained Policeman. I am sure that Harmon, would not allow the constitutional legal immunities which he enjoys for things said and done in the Parliament, to be determined by a Police Constable. Imagine what will happen if Harmon is arrested in the Parliament compound for something he said in an address to the National Assembly,” Nandlall rationalised.Moreover, he asserted that Article 182 does not lend itself to the interpretation that a former president can or would lose the immunities which he enjoyed as President if he returned to active politics as was being misconstrued by Harmon.“Being in active politics, holding political views and engaging in political agitations are all guaranteed to every citizen as a fundamental right and freedom by the very Constitution. It lacks rationality that a person will or can lose a protection which the Constitution affords by the exercise of a right which the very Constitution confers. Is it not absurd to contend that Jagdeo’s presidential immunities would have remained intact if he had pursued a career in cricket after he demitted office, but that he stands to lose it, if he returns to active politics?” Nandlall argued.ApologyAdditionally, he noted that the matter was further compounded by President David Granger’s apology for the way Jagdeo was treated by the SOCU ranks.President Granger, during a recording of “The Public Interest”, declared that the former Guyanese Leader should not have been treated the way he was.“We are speaking about an ex-President. We’re speaking about somebody who (had) enjoyed the confidence of the (Guyanese) people for 12 years, and I believe that his involvement in the matter under investigation did not warrant his going to the office. A decision could have been taken at the level of the Guyana Police Force…So, in my view, some other way could have been used to determine whether his presence at the headquarters was necessary,” Granger stated.
0Shares0000Capital FM’s Kristian Malumbe wheeling away to celebration after hitting five goals as the Best mix of Music football team humiliated #KOT5Aside All Star team 13-2 in friendly. Photo/SAMUEL WANJOHINAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 10 – Capital FM played some exquisite football as they put 13 past a hapless Kenyan On Twitter All Star team (#KOT5Aside) in a one sided encounter that saw the Best Mix of Music make light work on their opponents in a friendly match hosted at the Ngong Road Arena on Moi Day.The match was over in the first half itself as skipper of the day Kristian Malumbe and deadly forward Vincent Otieno ran riot on the pitch to see Capital FM take a commanding 5-0 lead in the first stanza that ended 5-1. Capital FM’s Salim Mude in action against #KOTFAside All star team. Photo/SAMUEL WANJOHIWith the help of Solomon Okeyo who bossed the midfield and supplied the precise passes, Malumbe hit the target five times, Otieno grabbed four goals, Salim Mudi notched a hat-trick as Ali Athman netted one. KOT All Star only managed to find the back at the net twice.KOT All Star’s fate was decided when the first goal they conceded was from the penalty spot after an opponent handled the ball inside the box for Malumbe to step up and calmly convert the kick to open the flood of goals.Capital FM’s Solomon Okeyo in action against #KOT5Aside All Star in a football friendly match. Photo/SAMUEL WANJOHIThe second half was even more tantalizing and not even the rain could stop Capital FM, the 2016 Standard Chartered World Trophy champions from humiliating the Keyboard Warriors as the Best Mix of Music team added eight more goals to seal the win.Malumbe thanked his charges for the superb display, urging them to maintain the tempo as they plan for more friendlies.“Today we came to confirm that we are the champions, we played well as a team. KOT All Stars were worthy opponents, we approached this match with a lot of seriousness and I am so happy that we lived up to our expectations,” Malumbe disclosed after the big win.#KOT5Aside All Star coach Sir Alexas following the proceedings of the match as he watched his side haplessly sock in 13 goals against Capital FM. Photo/SAMUEL WANJOHIOn his part, KOT All Stars head coach, Sir Alexas conceded defeat and challenged his side to pull up their socks.“Capital FM is a good side, they know how to play football, they coordinated well and played as a team. We tried our best but I believe we could have done better. We will go back to training to work on our weakness and I promise we will bounce back,” Alexas who is the organiser of the annual #KOT5Aside football tournament said.Capital FM and #KOT5Aside All Star team posing for team photo after the match. Photo/SAMUEL WANJOHIThe Capital FM team was under the tutelage of stand-in player coach Lassie Atrash while managed by Duncan Kikata and David Muba.Also in the team were Capital FM Sports Editor Alex Isaboke, who was in between the sticks, Keysha Shagava who manned the defence, Timothy from the Digital department.0Shares0000(Visited 46 times, 1 visits today)
Photographers trailing Brit on Monday night were treated to shots of her emerging from her car wearing a bright pink wig in the parking lot of The Hustler store on Sunset Boulevard. She was, of course, holding a Mocha Frap. MacLaine: Addiction to fame a disease While we’re on the subject of young stars and paparazzi, the always outspoken Shirley MacLaine weighed in on the topic when questioned about Lindsay Lohan by a British TV station. Lohan had to drop out of MacLaine’s “Poor Things” movie last summer. “She has her problems,” Shirley said. “I don’t know what’s going on, maybe lack of parenting skills and no boundaries. I think the addiction to fame is a disease. Some of these girls are addicted to having their picture in magazines.” Ya think? J.Lo apparently baby shopping for 2 And finally, expectant mother-to-be Jennifer Lopez has been spotted buying baby supplies and clothing for two babies – a girl and a boy – implying she’s having twins, according to gossip gurus George Rush and Joanna Rush Molloy. J.Lo has reportedly also put a request for a double baby carriage on her baby shower registry. Items in the registry also include $349 cashmere outfits, a suede play mat for $289, and a “Balmoral enameled black carriage for a mere $3,495,” to use People.com’s words.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Is Britney Spears losing her mo-joe? In today’s episode of As Britney’s World Turns, rumor has it, that our damsel of a mess and Mocha Frappuccino addict has apparently been banned from at least one Starbucks store because of the chaos caused by the ever-present paparazzi trailing her every move. An employee at a Starbucks in Studio City told me that Britney was banned from some area stores after “she came in here with the paparazzi and it was ridiculous. They went behind the counter and things like that. We want to make sure we have safety in here.” Two weeks ago, Britney hit up another Studio City Starbucks, this one inside a Barnes & Noble store, with the paparazzi in close pursuit. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“The cameras were the problem,” another employee confided. “At least seven of our customers walked out because they were losing their minds.” Officially, Starbucks headquarters in Seattle calls the Britney ban a “false rumor.” But they confirm there is an iron-clad policy of no cameras being allowed in any of its locations. “We try to create a welcoming environment and experience for all of our customers, for anybody who comes into our store to have a cup of coffee and to take some time from their busy lives to relax,” said Bridget Baker, Starbucks spokeswoman. “We try to maintain the integrity of that experience.” Last week, I met a guy from the photo agency Wire Image at a party and asked him why these cameras insist on snapping Britney doing such mundane things as buying a Mocha Frap or getting dinner at the Taco Bell. He said it’s because they don’t want to miss the moment when she does something like shave her head or get out of a car without any underwear on.
The winner of the 49th year of The Mary from Dungloe #Gaeltacht Mary with @danielodonnell1 #MFD2016 pic.twitter.com/vzqTouMSys— IRISHTV.ie (@irishtv) July 31, 2016The 49th annual Mary from Dungloe final was broadcast on Irish TV this evening, where it was revealed that this year’s winner is Eva Ni Dhoibhlinn, the Gaeltacht Mary.Eva is twenty years old and is currently studying for a degree in Primary School Teaching at St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra, Dublin. An avid musician, she has been making music since she was only six years old. She is part of a traditional Irish band called An Crann Óg.Eva is a big ambassador of the Irish language and seeks to promote our native tongue nationally and internationally.Marys representing New York, Glasgow, Belfast, London, Philadelphia, Dungloe, Dublin, Edinburgh, Wild Atlantic Way, Donegal, Sligo and Derry, all competed to win the coveted crown and title as Mary from Dungloe.The hashtag #MFD2016 has been trending on Twitter nationally this evening. Congratulations Eva, and well done to all of the fantastic Marys this year.DDTV: Delight as Gaeltacht Mary crowned Mary from Dungloe was last modified: July 31st, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:dungloeeva ni dhoibhlinnGAELTACHTGweedoreMary From Dungloewinner
Getty Tune into talkSPORT 2 for live commentary of FK Shkupi vs Rangers on Tuesday, July 17 at 4.55pm. Teen star Middleton impressed in his cameo off the bench Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Rangers travel to take on FK Shkupi as their Europa League qualifying adventure continues, live on talkSPORT 2.Steven Gerrard’s side were far from at their free-flowing best in the first-leg at Ibrox, but ran out 2-0 winners and go into the second leg as heavy favourites to progress. who plays? gameday How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Getty predicted NEW ERA 2 What is the team news? How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? possible xi Gerrard’s side were frustrated in the first-leg but ran out 2-0 winners What time is FK Shkupi vs Rangers?The match is being held on Tuesday, July 17.Kick-off is at 4.55pm UK time.The Macedonian minnows gained promotion to the Macedonian First League during the 2015-16 season and are playing in Europe for the first time.How can I listen to the match?You can tune into talkSPORT 2 and listen to the match live from 4.55pm. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? ALTERED Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener FOOTBALL LATEST 2 📝 Your #RangersFC team for tonight’s @EuropaLeague match. pic.twitter.com/8I2jTliLBU— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 17, 2018
We are still getting reports of storm damage across the county.Some of you have even sent in your storm pictures.We’ll publish all the pictures you send in. But remember – be careful out there! A sign of the times! A signpost for Kincasslagh is damaged in the storm. A stray trampoline comes to a rest after a short journey near Annagry. A tree partially blocks a road outside Ramelton. THE STORM – AS CAUGHT BY DONEGAL SNAPPERS! was last modified: January 3rd, 2012 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:donegalphotosstorm
Shocking. Disappointing. Horrendous. Maddening. Unbelievable. Sad.Mayo find the back of the Donegal net – again.Donegal fans can pick any one of a dozen words to describe their team’s performance against Mayo at Croke Park today after they were beaten on a final scoreline of 4-17 to 1-10.Jim McGuinness might have flagged up Mayo as a danger team but he didn’t expect them to steamroll over his team in the All-Ireland quarter final. The one image that summed up today’s game was the sight of Donegal fans leaving twenty minutes before the final whistle.But the truth is that the game was over at half-time with a stunning 12 point lead.Four times Paul Durcan was beaten – a fact that will haunt the big Four Masters man for the rest of his career.But it certainly wasn’t the goalkeeper’s fault for a team display that was lacking everything from imagination to heart. Mayo literally peppered the Donegal goal with goals and points as Donegal to give them a footballing lesson.All around Croke Park, Donegal were beaten to the ball.Mayo scored from every angle and have wasted few scoring chances.Jim McGuinness made two late changes with Mark McHugh beating all the odds to start while Karl Lacey didn’t make the starting fifteen.Almost 50,000 have piled into Croke Park for a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland final. But what they have seen so far is certainly not a reflection of last year’s game as Mayo tore Donegal apart from the backline to the frontline.Cilian O’Connor opened the score for Mayo with a calmly taken point after just a minute.Just a minute later Ballintubber man Alan Dillon added a second when he scored from long range.Paddy McBrearty Cillian O’Connor stuck the knife into the Donegal defence when Eamon McGee was disposed and O’Connor slotted home form close range.In just six minutes Mayo had opened up a six point lead when Alan Dillon scored again for Mayo.Donegal composed themselves a little more with twoscores to make it 0-6 to 0-2 for Mayo after 8 minutes.Frank McGlynn was left struggling when Aidan O’Shea caught him in the chest – getting the Mayo man a deserved yellow card.Mark McHugh shot wide a couple of times when he perhaps should have scored.Michael Muprhy cecrased the lead to three points when he scored a point after Rory Kavanagh was fouled.But disaster hit Donegal in the next passage of play when Paul Durcan was beaten to a fifty fifty bouncing through ball by Donal Vaughan who netted to give Mayo their six point advantage again.Murphy pulled another point back with a free after Colm McFadden was fouled.Alan Dillon scored a fine point in the 20th minute to put six points between the teams again.Karl Lacey was drafted in for Anthony Thompson on 23 minutes as McGuinness sought to give his team some form of fluidity.But Mayo answered with another fine point to stretch the lead to seven points a minute later.Donegal were officially in trouble when Matthew Ward another another to put eight points between them.Alan Freeman found another score as Mayo began to make it look easy to make it 2-7 to 0-4.Kevin McLaughlin could have netted yet another only for an outstretched leg from Mark McHugh as Donegal’s forwards were left all at sea.Mayo pushed it to an eleven point lead with another point in the 34th minute.O’Carroll could have netted even another goal when O’Carroll hitColm Boyle managed another point to put a margin bigger than Mt Errigal between the sides at half time.Seamus O’Shea grabbed the first point of the second half to make it a very unlucky thirteen points between the sides after 38 minutes.It was OVER as a contest when Mayo rattled the Donegal net for the third time as they stretched up a sixteen point lead.Actually you can make that a seventeen point lead.It was hard to take your eye off the game – in case Mayo scored again.And they did. In the 44th minute they managed to unlock the Donegal defence yet again as Mayo found the net again.The leading margin is now an incredible 20 points as Donegal have not scored from play for more than 35 minutes.With 25 minutes to go Donegal fans were already leaving the ground to make the long trip home.David Walsh scored only Donegal’s second point form play in the 48th minute.And when you thought things couldn’t get worse Eamon McGee was red-carded.Enda Varley added another point as Mayo manager James Horan began to throw on some subs to give some players a run.If the truth be told he could have thrown on the Mayo minors and they still would have held this huge leading margin.Mark McHugh scored Donegal’s sixth point in a rare fluid passage of play but in the next move Kevin Kane went up the pitch for Mayo and scored again.At this stage Mayo had ELEVEN different scorers.Karl Lacey added another but Mayo were already thinking of the semi-final against Tyrone at this stage.Colm McFadden drilled the back of the Mayo net in the final minute for the last score of the game to make it 4-17 to 1-10 for Mayo.DONEGAL’S ALL-IRELAND HOPES FLATTENED BY MAYO STEAMROLLER was last modified: August 4th, 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)
Calls have been made to carry out drains in housing estates in order to prevent flooding over the winter months.Sinn Féin Councillor Gerry McMonagle told a meeting of the Letterkenny Municipal District that drains have become blocked with leaves, dirt and other debris after recent heavy rainfall.“If the Council staff is under pressure, resident groups are willing to help out,” Councillor McMonagle said. “They have gone to open the gratings in some places and didn’t have the proper tools, but the groups are willing.“We need to make sure that drains are cleared to make sure that we have no localised flooding. We don’t want the drains filling up with leaves and dirt.“Residents in Hawthorn Heights, for instance, have been onto me.”Councillor Adrian Glackin backed those comments. He said: “It is very important that we’re proactive rather than reactive on this issue.”Councillor McMonagle was told that this work is ongoing and a breakdown will be given at a forthcoming workshop.Councillor warns estates could flood unless drains are cleared was last modified: October 10th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Councillor Adrian GlackinCouncillor Gerry McMonagleletterkennyLetterkenny Municipal District